Allah swt says:
We have certainly created man in the best of stature; [Qur’an: 95:4]
In Arabic, the word قد is used before a verb in order to add emphasis to it. And in order to add MORE emphasis, we add ل, meaning to say لقد . Allah swt says لقد خلقنا الانسان في أحسن تقويم . For SURE, CERTAINLY, we have created man in the BEST of moulds….He emphasizes that He created us in the BEST of Fashion. Actually before this verse Allah swt even swears about the reality of this to emphasize on it more!
SubhanAllah, HOW many lessons to derive from this! Next time when you complain about not being beautiful/handsome when you look at the mirror, think about this Ayah, Allah swt tells you that you’re created perfectly. When you feel low, and repeatedly loath your self and encourage your low self esteem to go lower and lower, and feel undeserving of anything, and feel you’re good for nothing, or feel like you’re a sinner and Allah swt won’t answer your calls, or that you’re a complete failure always letting yourself and your loved ones down; Remember this.
Allah SWT continues,
Then We return him to the lowest of the low; [Qur’an: 95:5]
This verse is disheartening. There seems to be a problem here. 😦
And we cannot solve a problem if we do not know what the problem is. So what is the problem? We humans are disgraced to be the lowest of the low, dishonored, due to our own evil actions.
What’s the solution? The next ayah. Where Allah swt says:
EXCEPT for those who believe and do righteous deeds, for they will have a reward uninterrupted. [Qur’an: 95:6]
Allah swt tells us that He created us humans in the best of ways, and then He says that due to the evil of our actions He lowered us to the lowest of the low.
Not only do we forget Allah, but we disgrace ourselves because of that. Forgetting Allah brings about the human’s disgrace, and remembering Him brings about honor and morality. And how is it that we forget Allah swt? We forget Him when we sin, forgetting He is watching. When we cheat, forgetting He knows. When we lie, forgetting He knows whats hidden within our chests.
And we distance ourselves from Him every time we do this. On the other hand, every time we make it a habit to remember Him, we cleanse our deeds and our hearts. We get closer and closer to Him to the point, one day our heart will remind us of His presence.
EXCEPT for those who believe and do righteous deeds; only THEN for them they will have a reward uninterrupted. [Qur’an: 95:6]
Islam honors us. And it is only Islam that honors us. If we seek honor in anything else, we won’t find it. We certainly won’t.
And Allah swt, Al Azeez, The Most Honorable, honors whom He wills. When/If He honors you, accept it humbly, by being honest to Him. There’s NO WAY we will get through life with ease, without honestly and really HONESTLY finding Allah swt and being honest to Him even if we lie to ourselves. No matter what the situation is; even in the simplest of things. Believe; And do righteous deeds; because the next verse asks you –
So what yet causes you to deny the Recompense? [Qur’an: 95:7]
What is preventing you from following the guidance?