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Muharram 1433

Volume 27 No 12

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson


O you human being, what diverted you from your Lord Most Honorable?  The One who created you, designed you, and perfected you. In whatever design He chose, He constructed it. (82:6-8).

He created the heavens and the earth for a specific purpose, designed you and perfected your design, then to Him is the final destiny. (64:3).

We created man in the best design. (95:4).

From the above verses, we can see that every organ, vein, nerve, bone in our body is perfectly designed for us to live on Earth and carry out our test. All our body-systems—the digestive, pulmonary, nervous systems, the brain, left/right movements etc., are all carefully designed, perfectly placed and coordinated in the human body as per God’s design. All this He gave us in advance for a predetermined period so that we may redeem ourselves.

But apart from these unique physical aspects, there is something else God gifted us with which we may not often

realize. That is the gift of the ‘conscience’ or ‘realization’ that something is wrong and perhaps we should do something about it. Every one of us has this ‘inner voice’, or ‘realization tool’ built into us. We may not realize it, but it is this conscience that helps us greatly stay on the right path to God, remember Him, strengthen our faith, be steadfast in carrying out God’s commandments, recognize truth from falsehood, acknowledge mistakes, repent, reform, kill our egos and so on.

As children, our parents under God’s guidance, taught us not to lie, steal or harm anyone. That was the beginning of the awakening of our ‘conscience’ in our childhood. As we grow older, we get confronted with several good and bad thoughts or actions and have to make decisions all the time. Our ‘good conscience’ makes us sense or realize that God does not like certain things, so we refrain. Or if we do bad things, something makes us feel uncomfortable and we think about what we should do to correct it. This voice of conscience is an excellent way of getting us to do what pleases God

in our daily lives.

How much have we thought about this? Can you imagine if we didn’t have this gift to prevent us from plunging headlong into Hell? We focus much on our physical tools (hands, ears etc.) because we can see them. But every day God helps us realize things by getting us to think and feel good or bad by this gift of the conscience built into us.

And as believers, we should be thankful. Though every human has this conscience within him (because God wants everyone to have a fair chance), not everyone takes advantage of the positive effects of this conscience.

There are millions and millions of arrogant egoists out in the world who completely disregard this blessing of realization built into them and go ahead with their evil ways. Rather than paying attention to their God gifted ‘guilty conscience’, they would rather let their jinns cover up their minds and emotions to prevent them from repenting and reforming.

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