How do Man's essential weakness and destitution the source of his
real power and richness?
The way of the Qur’an removes the weakness and impotence of man and his
poverty and neediness through trust in an All-Powerful One of Compassion. In
this way man submits the bur-den of his being and life to His Power and
Mercy and rather than being loaded with that burden, he makes his self and
life a mount for himself. This way teaches him that he is not a speaking
animal but a true human being and a welcomed guest of the All-Merciful One.
Showing the world as a guest-house of the All-Merciful One and the creatures
in it as the mirrors of the Divine Names and ever-recruited missives of the
Eternally Besought-of-All, it heals perfectly the wounds caused by the
transience of the world, decay of things and love of mortals, and saves man
from the darkness of whims and fancies.
The way of the Qur’an shows life to be the prelude to re-union with the
friends and beloved ones who have already gone to the other world, and
thereby heals the wounds of death, which the misguided regard as an eternal
separation. It establishes that that separation is in reality the re-union
By demonstrating that the grave is a door opened on the world of mercy,
the abode of happiness, the gardens of Paradise and the luminous realm of
the All-Merciful One, the way of the Qur’an removes the greatest fear of
mankind and shows the journeying in the intermediate world which is, in
appearance, most depressing and troublesome, to be most pleasant and
exhilarating. It demonstrates that the grave is not like a dragon’s mouth
but a door opened on the gardens of Divine Mercy.
It says to the believer: Seeing that you have a most limited will-power,
then leave your affairs to the universal Will of your Owner. If you have a
slight, insignificant power, then rely on the Power of the Absolutely
Powerful One. If you have a short life, consider the eternal life. If you
have a dull mind, enter in the sun of the Qur’an. Look at it with the light
of belief so that in place of your mind, which gives light like a firefly,
each of the Qur’an’s verses gives you light like a star.
If you have endless ambitions and pains, boundless rewards and an
infinite mercy are awaiting you.