As every word of Quran has profound effect on your body and soul. Third juzz is also full of reflections and reminders. There is no way one can summarize even a single ayah and give its Haq but for the sake of sharing i’ll try to come up with some ayahs which gave me entirley different meaning this Ramadhan.
Ayat 256: There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion.The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light. And those who disbelieve – their allies are Taghut. They take them out of the light into darknesses. Those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein.
These two ayats after ayatul kursi have a deeper meanings,
after Allah’s oneness is mentioned, it is clearly explained that there is no compulsion in deen. Truth has been laid out for you, everything, all the signs in the universe is infront of you, now you have to decide to enter into the fold of Islam. No one can force you. And once you are in the fold of Islam then Hold on to your Lord’s power. His strength and power can hold you. Whenever you are in trouble whenever you are losing yourself, hold on to Him . Urwat ul wusqaa. He will never leave you. He’ll never let you down , he will never let you scatter. All other supports are fragile and weak and His support is the strongest and eternal.
But if you follow Taagoot then you will be in real trouble. It will take you to the utter darkness, when you make Allah your Wali , He takes you out from the darkness to light. All other supports are useless and leave you in the deep, dark valley of ignorance and dismay.
Proof: Ibrahim had that “Urwat ul Wasqa” therefore he was able to stand up infront of Namrood and justified the Truth.That strong ‘hold’ made him do such a great sacrifice.(mentioned in next Ayah)
again the power of Urwat ul wusqa.
Another lesson which was stricking to me was the parables of a person who was spending not for the sake of Allah but to show off.
Ayat 265:like the one who spends his property to show off and who has no faith in God or belief in the Day of Judgment. The example of his deed is as though some soil has gathered on a rock and after a rain fall it turns hard and barren. Such people can not benefit from what they have earned. God does not guide the unbelievers.
The example is so complete nothing can be said after that. How people destroy their earnings by lacking sincerity and showing off.
On the other hand another example:
Ayat 266: And the example of those who spend their wealth seeking means to the approval of Allah and assuring [reward for] themselves is like a garden on high ground which is hit by a downpour – so it yields its fruits in double. And [even] if it is not hit by a downpour, then a drizzle [is sufficient]. And Allah , of what you do, is Seeing.
Those who love Allah only does things to seek His pleasure and then their reward and results are multiplied. Their sincerity can be smelled from far away and small even slight amount of effort can create wonders,a drizzle is sufficient. Subhanallah
Lastly, the end of Surah Baqarah has the most preciuos gem hiddden in it.
‘God does not impose on any soul a responsibility beyond its ability.’
These words carry a lesson of courage and wisdom. Whenever you feel overwhelmed with the crisis of life, when you feel I can’t do it, ponder on this Ayah. Allah knows your capability. you are chosen for that task. This is your project,he taught you the way. When anxiety overcomes you,think that Allah has chosen this calamity for you and again you can over come it by grasping’ Urwat ul Wusqaa.’ If someone’s words had fallen you like a mountain, has pierced your soul, be calm that Allah has decided it for you. Accept it with pleasure. That burdened was given to you by Allah He knew your capability.He knew you can handle it. This Ayat holds you in the face of extreme adversity and agony.
This ayah makes you steadfast, patient and showers you with taqwa.
The lessons are numerous and heart trembling. Only thing is needed is the seeker. We have to dig deep in the words of Allah to find those pearls.
And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?