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The Human Is Mind and Desire

Added by on 30/12/2019

Man came into this world accepting to bear the trust; Allah gave him the basic abilities to bear it. He gave him instincts, body, mind, and gave him the choice of free will...

The Human Is Mind and Desire

Allah (Exalted be He) has eternally created all creatures before time began

Offering the trust to them as the Qur’an reads:

“Indeed, We did offer the trust (of volitional faith) to the heavens and the earth and the mountains.” (Al-Ahzab 33:72)

What is this “trust”, Dr?

It means that man accepts to take full responsibility for himself. Here’s the proof:

 “He will indeed be successful who purifies it, and he will indeed fail who corrupts it.” (Ash-Shams 91:9-10)

Thus, eternally, the trust was offered to all creation but they declined to bear it and were afraid of it; but man bore it

Angels chose wisdom, and animals chose instinct

Thus, the angel was composed of wisdom without instincts, and the animal was composed of instincts without wisdom while man is a combination of the two

Thus, if man’s wisdom overcomes his desires, they are becoming purer than angels, and when desires overcome wisdom, they are becoming less than animals

The point is that man came into this world accepting to bear the trust; Allah gave him the basic abilities to bear it

He gave him instincts, body, mind, and gave him the choice of free will

That’s man – animals will not be called to account; they are not held accountable before God that they chose instincts

Likewise, the angel will not be brought to account; they chose wisdom only while man chose the two: desires and mind

If his wisdom overcomes his desires, he becomes better than the angels, and if desires overcome his wisdom, he becomes less than animals

In the sight of Allah (Exalted be He, Lord of the worlds), if man messes up, he initially had been given the choice

He was given the choice; as the Qur’an reads, “Surely We have shown him the way: be he grateful or be he ungrateful” (Al-Insan 76:3))

“whoever wills – let him believe; and whoever wills – let him disbelieve.” (Al-Kahf 18:29)

Man had been given the choice

Though, if you, as a merciful parent, see your child making a bad choice, like not to complete his education

If you left him to his inevitable fate; i.e. ignorance, he, on the Day of Judgment, will blame you, “Father, why didn’t you warn me?”

Glory be to Allah

So, it’s a necessity to warn those who go wrong

That’s what calamities are for; they come as a warning.

 

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