You simply the best! Chapter 3 V110

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You simply the best! Chapter 3 V110

With the name of Allah, Most Kind Most Merciful…

Yap the Ummah of Muhammed(SAW), those entrusted with the Quraan are the Best
Ummah, just like the Jews who were the chosen people at their time.
As is obvious the Jews have lost the special divine place, we too could
loose ours.

Being chosen / being the best carries a responsibility. Failing the
responsibility forsakes the special divine privilege of being loved by
Allah. Just as the Jews went from being the chosen, to those on whom is the
curse, we too, could follow the same path.
كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُمْ مِنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.

 

Chapter 3 Verse 110
As the above verse obviously indicates, as Believers, Muslims, each of
us should be socially active.

“Enjoining what is right” – Commanding, encouraging, motivating all that’s
good and fair and just…
Contextually –
1)      Feeding the poor
2)      Creating jobs
3)      Investing in informal settlements, low cost housing, business
oppurtunities…
4)      Encouraging good wages
5)      Fair and just treatment of employees, domestic workers…
6)      Encouraging and supporting education
7)      Building relations with community organizations
8)      Establish links and friendly relations with other religions
9)      Encouraging and supporting the youth in education and receation
10)     ……….

“Forbidding what is wrong” – forbidding, preventing, discouraging all that
unfair, shameful, unjust…with our hands or words or any means possible
Contextually –
1)      Discourage prejudice and racism
2)      Forbid racist remarks and nicknames
3)      Prevent Unfair labour practices
4)      Discourage alcohol and all form of drugs
5)      Prevent and discourage all forms of shameful activities and behavior
6)      Forbid all forms of gambling
7)      Discourage all forms of sectarianism
8)      Discourage all forms of extravagance
9)      Discourage all forms of interest and undue oppressive increases
10)     ……

May Allah(SWT) by His Grace and Mercy grant us the conviction, strength,
sabr…to truly reflect this awesome privilege of
Simply being Muslims and guide us to be among those that strive in His path,
enjoining right and forbidding wrong…

May Allah(SWT) strengthen Deen Al Islam, in our homes, communities and this
country!