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 burden of his being and life to His Power and Mercy and rather than being loaded with that burden, he makes his self and life amount 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 itself.
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.
This article has been adapted from Risale- i Nur Collection.