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A Righteous Band of People
Q13:17   He   sends   down   water   from   the   skies   and   the   channels   flow   each   according   to   its   measure:   but   the   torrent   bears   away   the foam   like   scum   that   mounts   up   to   the   surface.   Even   so   from   that   (ore)   which   they   heat   in   the   fire   to   make   ornaments   or   utensils therewith   there   is   a   scum   likewise.   Thus,   doth   Allah   (by   parables)   show   forth   Truth   and   falsehood:   for   the   scum   disappears   like foam cast out; while that which is for the good for mankind remains on the earth. Thus, doth Allah set forth parables. This   paragraph   Q13:17   from   the   Holy   Quran   is   a   parable,   and   I   believe   that   a   parable   reflects   to   the   reader   an   interpretation   of   his   or   her own   understanding   to   serve   as   a   tool   to   help   explain   something   more   clearly   to   others.   In   this   parable   above,   I   believe   God   is   saying   that when   you   forge   metal   in   a   fire   to   make   ornaments   or   utensils   a   scrum   will   separated   from   the   metal.   However,   after   the   scum   separates from   the   metal   it   will   perishes   on   its   own   or   is   thrown   away.   This   parable   is   saying   that   this   scum   will   be   like   the   foam   that   ride   to   the   top of   a   wave   or   torrent   that   will   be   cast   out   onto   shore.   I   am   sure   God   is   using   the   example   of   forging   the   metal   in   the   fire,   because   the   people that   lived   in   the   time   that   the   Quran   was   revealed   seen   this   done   with   metal.   I   believe   the   scum   for   us   represents   everything   that   is forbidden   by   God.   God   is   promising   to   destroy   the   evil   after   it   has   been   separated   from   that   which   is   good   in   our   lives   and   in   our   societies. I   believe   the   fire   in   this   parable   represents   the   people   who   have   banded   together   in   what   God   said   is   good   and   who   are   forbidding   each other   from   doing   what   God   said   is   wrong.   I   don’t   believe   God   is   going   to   bless   any   people   to   be   righteous   or   successful   if   they   are disobeying   Him   or   are   still   clinging   to   others   who   are   still   disobeying   Him.   I   believe   there   is   only   one   way   a   people   can   be   blessed   to become the fire that will forge a new righteous world, and that is to separate themselves from those who are still disobeying God. Q3:104   Let   there   arise   out   of   you   a   band   of   people   inviting   to   all   that   is   good,   enjoining   what   is   right,   and   forbidding   what   is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity. I   believe   that   if   just   a   small   group   of   people   who   are   obeying   God   will   forbid   each   other   from   doing   what   God   said   is   wrong   God   will bless   this   group   of   people   to   change   an   evil   world   into   a   righteous   one.   We   have   a   perfect   example   of   this   that   Prophet   Mohammed   and   his following   was   blessed   to   change   their   country   from   an   evil   one   to   a   righteous   one   in   just   23   years.   If   a   group   of   believers   will   obey   what   is being   said   in   paragraph   Q3:104   almost   immediately   the   scum   that   is   disobeying   God   will   begin   to   separate   themselves   from   that   group. Evil   people   will   leave   your   community   on   their   own   once   they   realize   they   can   no   longer   get   away   with   doing   what   God   say   is   wrong around   you.   If   this   band   of   people   who   are   forbidding   each   other   from   doing   what   God   said   is   wrong   will   challenge   the   wrong   in   their own   Masjids   and   Churches,   God   will   cast   the   scum   out   of   their   places   of   worship.   If   this   band   of   people   who   are   forbidding   each   other from   doing   what   God   said   is   wrong   will   challenge   what   is   wrong   in   their   communities,   God   will   cast   the   scum   out   of   their   communities.   If this   band   of   people   who   are   forbidding   each   other   from   doing   what   God   said   is   wrong   will   challenge   what   God   said   is   wrong   in   their cities,   God   will   cast   the   scum   out   of   their   cities.   If   this   band   of   people   who   are   forbidding   each   other   from   doing   what   God   said   is   wrong will   challenge   what   God   said   is   wrong   in   their   country,   God   will   cast   the   scum   out   of   their   country.   If   this   band   of   people   who   are forbidding   each   other   from   doing   what   God   said   is   wrong   would   challenge   what   God   said   is   wrong   on   their   planet,   God   will   cast   the   scum out   of   the   world.   And,   the   only   thing   that   will   remain   on   earth   will   be   that   which   is   good   for   mankind,   because   God   have   power   over everything. Q2:60   There   is   for   you   an   excellent   example   (to   follow)   in   Abraham   and   those   with   him,   when   they   said   to   their   people:   “We   are clear   of   you   and   of   whatever   ye   worship   besides   God:   we   have   rejected   you,   and   there   has   arisen,   between   us   and   you,   enmity   and hatred   for   ever,-   unless   ye   believe   in   God   and   Him   alone”:   But   not   when   Abraham   said   to   his   father:   “I   will   pray   for   forgiveness for   thee,   though   I   have   no   power   (to   get)   aught   on   thy   behalf   from   God.”   (They   prayed):   “Our   Lord!   In   Thee   do   we   trust,   and   to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal. Download or Share this Article