Visual Metaphors reveal Quran’s Message of Equality & Social Justice

“God is not shy to use metaphors of insects or of highers forms of life to explain His Message. The Pioneers who believe in the success of Quran’s ideology get the Message being conveyed though these metaphors but those whose are in a state of denial about the realities of Life, ask: ” What could God mean by these?” Many deliberately misguide themselves and many attain enlightenment. Nobody misinterprets God’s Message but those who suffer from an elitist mentality, who believe in social classes and who divide mankind into religions. ‘

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18 thoughts on “Visual Metaphors reveal Quran’s Message of Equality & Social Justice

  1. Dear Dr.Syed: May Allah (SWT) bless you even more for such a beautiful and easy to understand illustration of Quran.
    I have one question about Salat as a system.Where can I find in Quran some form of description how Govt based on Salat should look like i.e equitable distribution of wealth,establishing rule of law etc.
    Are there Ayats which describe how to form the society/govt based on Salat Principles.. I just need guidance where to look in Quran.
    Thank you.
    ASARULISLAM’S RESPONSE: Adnan, its everywhere in the Quran. Quran proclaims essential principles upon which the foundations are to be laid:
    : الَّذِينَ إِنْ مَكَّنَّاهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَوُا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَمَرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ ۗ وَلِلَّهِ عَاقِبَةُ الْأُمُورِ 22:41
    From Surah Al-Hajj22:41.
    NATIONS whom We grant Independence on Earth must ceaselessly direct their efforts to: الَّذِينَ إِنْ مَكَّنَّاهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ
    أَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ Establish the Law of God in every institution of their Nation conducting all executive functions through meetings and team work.
    وَآتَوُا الزَّكَاةَ Emancipate people from superstitious beliefs and engage in human development in its richest diversity.
    وَأَمَرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ Establish all Civil Laws ( Including Tax laws) and procedures by popular vote.
    وَنَهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ Prohibit propagation of superstitious beliefs, magical thinking and superstitious rituals.
    And decide all public matters in accordance with the Law, on behalf of God. وَلِلَّهِ عَاقِبَةُ الْأُمُورِ

  2. @khawaja Haider

    Dear Khwaja Haider, You worked in London for 10 years and then came back to Pakistan.
    WOW!
    Probably you realized that working as a bureaucrat in Pakistan is better than working hard to earn your living in London.
    You traveled so long to serve Mr. Rahman Malik?
    I guess you could’ve joined Mr. Altaf Hussain in London.

  3. @khawaja Haider – Wow! What a loser you are Khawaja Sahab. You sure wasted 10 years in London. Because of you and your likes that claim all is well here, people immigrate from Pakistan to live elsewhere. Perhaps a peon wearing a uniform stands outside your office in the Ministry of Interior who makes you ‘a cup of chai’, says ‘salam sahab,’ gets a tip of 20 Rupees, and all this makes you think you hold a ‘notable office’. You are embarrassing your education with your senseless comments. But it is 10 years of London education. I wish you had spent a year in the US. That would have helped raise your self esteem. And, sorry, but you lack any style to actually argue well. One needs no college degree for verbal bashing. Go and be a commentator on Youtube.

  4. Walaikum Asalam! You really are a piece of work i must say ‘building a government in abstentia’! You honestly think people who dont join hands with you are illeterate losers who know nothing about Pakistan. I lived in London for 10 years, i have a masters in political science from one of the best universities in london and i was collecting a hefty sum of money teaching at City University London. I came back to live in Pakistan where i can serve my country and try to do my part in its growth and progress. I hold one of the notable offices in Interior Ministry now and we actually make a difference by doing things not by talking, like you are. Living away and talking is what ure best at. You are not ready to leave your luxuries and lifestyle. Come and live here, there is a big difference between criticising and experiencing the same thing. You seem like a disturbed educated individual to me who likes to live in the fantasy world. Giving financial aid is something else, even the Red Cross and dozens of foreign organisations help pakistan in many ways. There are two kinds of of Pakistanis living abroad, ones who have accepted their foreign grounds as theirs with their roots going back to Pakistan. This is the subtle, calm and realistical group of people. The other is the confused, hyper active, control freak having identity problems. They are not ready to let go of the Pakistani culture and traditions but will never come and live in pakistan. They want the best of both worlds. Being a medical professionalists does not guarantee in anyway that you cannot lose your mind. Look around you and be realistic! Pakistan needs honest, hard working and educated people to rule it. But you cannot and will never be able to build something whilst being away. You will have to sacrifice your luxuries, your lifestyle and your family for something greater. Talking about it one hour a day is easy and lets you sleep at night. But that will never change an inch in Pakistan. Look at Edhi! Have some inspiration from him if u cant find people. Imran khan started his cancer research hospital with 10 lakhs only, now he is building a second one in Peshawar. Btw ‘old school’ means giving a speech infront of a lot who least understand anything and follow u …like the current politicians do! Pakistan has changed and it would be better for you to look at it from a new optimistic view. There is alot to be done in Pakistan but that is only possible by living in these problems and solving them. Fighting a war and commenting on it is poles apart. Get a life.

    ASARULISLAM’S COMMENT:

    Khawaja Sahib: I wonder what makes you so angry?
    There are millions of Pakistanis who live abroad. You yourself claim you lived abroad in England for 10 years. As for myself, I have undertaken a mission to awaken and enlighten our people. I could have never undertaken this mission living in Pakistan. Our Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) emigrated to Medina too.

    Over the past one month alone, more than 20 thousand Pakistani youth have logged on to my website and listened to my Quran lectures. Tell me what notable things you are doing in the Ministry of Interior? Are you proclaiming that all Authority belongs to Allah (SWT)? Are you proclaiming that the land of Pakistan needs to be reclaimed from the feudal thugs who have made Pakistan an unlivable country? Are you enacting Laws that emancipate women?

    Allah (SWT) has His ways and I promise I shall be back in Pakistan. People of Pakistan deserve an honorable life of equality and prosperity. We have had enough gimmicks of charitable organizations. It’s time to get real with the fact that although Allah (SWT) has given us everything, usurpers took over our land. Pakistan has become unlivable. Please check for yourself some morning at 4 AM, the mile long VISA queues outside embassies in Islamabad. This disgrace has to stop. Every inch of Pakistan must be returned to the People of Pakistan since it belongs to the People of Pakistan, irrespective of caste, religion or creed. This is Quran’s promise. I have vouched to deliver it. Quran promises a system of government based on the Laws of Allah (SWT) whereby food, wealth and comforts of life are equally distributed. I am glad you are in the ministry of Interior. Let the gods of Islamabad beware, a real revolution is on its way. No, I have not lost my mind. Your comments assure me I must be following the path of my beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) who was called a majnoon by the Capitalists, when he challenged their status quo. Thanks for bestowing this honor upon his (s) humble slave.

  5. @khawaja Haider

    Mr. Khwaja Haider, could you please identify the “old school stuff’ you have mentioned in your post? What is this old school stuff?
    As per my understanding, old school stuff is the religious concepts based on myths, dogmas and rituals, written by Persian Imams in 9th century. You people are still following that old school stuff of 9th century in 21st century and yet you claim to have intellect to decide whats best for you.

    I think it’s time for you to wake up!

    OH Wait a minute:

    I think yes you are right :)

    Pakistanis have got the intellect to decide whats best for them.

    See this;

    By accepting “blood money” and letting Raymond Davis go, Pakistanis have proven that Aimal Kansi’s prosecutor, Robert F Horan, was right when he said “Pakistanis will sell even their mothers for a few dollars”.

    I guess this statement proves that Pakistanis can think and decide about what’s best for them :D

  6. @mansoor

    Salaam;

    Who invented this “so called” Kalima and how? Any idea?
    AND
    What are these “nabi s.a.w. ke treeqas”?
    How these tareeqas are to be judged?
    Through Quran or through what few Persians wrote 300 years after Syedina Muhammad passed away.

    By following the so called tareeqas written by Tabari and Bukhari, these so called “Muslims” became nothing but victims of tyranny, aggression, suppression and oppression.
    Mullah still insist that the following the “tareeqas” written in books of hadith will redeem them from humiliation and degeneration. But the point to ponder is, whether or not Muslims themselves are leading an
    honorable life. Aren’t they totally dependent upon non- Muslim nations for their livelihood?
    If their convictions are not coming true within their own boundaries, why are others, who are already leading lives with respect, honor and dignity, going to believe them?
    Non-Muslims, have distantly surpassed the so called Muslims today in progress and development. Therefore, those who are already ahead in this journey of time, would hardly have a reason to follow those who are left far behind.
    Muslims still have an illusion that the concepts they presently follow steadfastly, can somehow afford them leadership over developed nations.
    Why would developed nations opt to abandon their respect, fame, dignity and comfort, for a life of humiliation and subjugation?

  7. Dr. Asarulislam: You are doing a tremendous job on Qur’anic studies and spreading the message of light in the world. It is our duty to read the Qur’an and understand it according to our own capacity.If any one of us attains knowledge or understanding of the Qur’an by study or contemplation,both outward and inward, it is one’s duty,according to one’s capacity to instruct others,and share with them the joy and peace which resulted from contact with the spiritual world. The Qur’an is to be read, not only with the tongue, voice and eyes, but with best light that our intellect can provide,and even more,with the trust and purest light which our heart and conscience can give us. It is in this spirit that one would like the listeners to approach the Qur’an.

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