Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nations And Tribes

This verse was on my mind this week.

Al-Hujurat (The Private Apartments), 49:13.

O men!  Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another.  Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God, is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him.  Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.

24 comments:

  1. I wish for peace for all of us and fear that it is too hard to attain. I want us all just to recognize our humanity, our commonality and accept our differences. All people, men and women, are equal participants in our worldly being. None should have more say than another. Let us continue to strive for the utopia that is deserved by us, one and all. With love to you and yours.

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  2. Hello Mark, I pray for most of the same.

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  3. Very true, we are all connected on our "journey", both to each other and the Great Spirit in all its manifestations.

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  4. Hello John, do you mean our journey as in our life, and the great spirit you referred to is our creator?

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  5. May Allah bless us all from having any ill feeling in our heart about anyone and feeling jealous of anyone to whom Allah has grant a bounty.

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  6. Amin Wan Sharif, this verse to me is all-encompassing.

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  7. By nations and tribes, can we interpret that as countries and races?

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  8. If we would only put aside our pride and arrogance and focus on Him, we could find true fulfillment and peace. Blessings.

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  9. Hello Grandpa,

    None of us are interpreters of the Qur'an and so we take the words as what they are. Nations and tribes are what we call countries and races. But does race really exist? We are all one human race as clearly explained by this verse. Like me and you, we have proclaimed to be of the Malay tribe, even though there could be Chinese, Indian, Thai, Jawa, Pakistani and what-else blood in us.

    Hi Clint, isn't it such a blessing and fun that we have come to know our one another's cultures and traditions, language and twang, customs and lifestyles.

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  10. Hi there Denise, you take us on travels to nations around the world!

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  11. I like the part of "most deeply conscious of Him" By putting Him first we would always be "deeply conscious of Him".

    Thank you for your visit to my blog. Hope you have a peaceful day.

    Cindy

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  12. "Behold, God is all-knowing, all aware." This is so true. God knows what we are each going through. He has plans for each of us. And He alone knows what our future will be. I trust Him and His reasons, I pray for acceptance, I pray for healing. I surrender everything to Him.

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  13. I can see plants world running parallel with mankind. On male, on female and would you believe some plants are bisexual. Some plants are born invasive, overrunning little harmless plants out of the vicinity. Parallelism in life.

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  14. Hi Aishah, it is always good to be in close touch with religion.
    Then one day when our time comes to depart on that final journey of our lives, we can say, "I used up everything you gave me".
    You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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  15. Thank you for your visit and your sharing.

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  16. Nations and Tribes and SteadFast dynas-Tea, InsyaAllah.

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  17. i like this verse alongside that photo very much. that's not something most bloggers/creators/artists would do. you have a pretty shine to your work.
    :)
    nice to see you again.

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  18. Fusion Tea, you are funny.

    Hello Ed, it is so nice to see you. Artists want to see your work again.

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  19. I loved the 'and female' bit. :-) let's not forget where we come from and to whom our devotion should go.

    Greetings from London.

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  20. Hola Cuban, I do not understand fully your comment. Are we not from one male and one female? Or is O Men! not same as O Mankind!? A classic case of living in a bilingual world.

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  21. "We have created you all out of a male and a female."

    Easy. Indeed we are created out of a male and female but the way the world functions sometimes makes feel as if we're ignoring the 'female' bit. Sorry, my language was a bit abstract, I realise now. :-) It's good to see religion remarking on a phenomenon that should be 'naturally' and 'logically' understood and accepted, yet, in view of what's happening to women in the world today, it clearly isn't.

    Have a brilliant week.

    Greetings from London.

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  22. Thank you Cuban, I understand what you mean now. As for women and religion or is it women and their fellow human beings, we'll meet at another platform;) I might join you in that forum.

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