Allah sent down the Quran as guidance to mankind, not as a burden or a millstone to hang around one's neck, i heard that a time will come when there will be people who chant the Quran as if singing a lullaby but it will not pass beyond their throats and into their hearts, and indeed, we live in a time where many chant it with beautiful qiraat for blessings and are completely ignorant as to the most basic commands contained within it, telling them to read it in their own tongue or learn Arabic falls on deaf ears because they either think they won't get the same rewards, or they think that it's too advanced for them.
When reading the Quran however, one sees clear and simple speech and advice that even a child can usually comprehend to at least the best of their intellect.
What about a time when their are people who walk around with unreadable wax sealed shreds of it in a metal container like a donkey carrying scrolls?
i asked the local imam at our village mosque who happened to charge a "reasonable" sum for such services and he quickly gave me the standard: "wa nunazzila minal Quraani maa hua shifaa-un wa rahmatan lil mu-mineen" line, i asked him if the shifaa was in comprehending and attempting to advance character and a healing for the diseases of the heart or walking around like those who say "our hearts are sealed, we need no more," and why didn't he just tell them to buy those complete miniature unintelligable qurans that you can always find in stores around major shrines and then get complete shifa and save himself the trouble? he began to blush sitting right across from me and give the impression that he was trying to get through to someoneone his mobile phone and that it wasn't answering, i waited for a few minutes so that he could finish but felt so uncomfortable at the way he was blushing and squirming so i gave salam and told him we'd discuss it another time inshaAllah, when i heard that he was still doing it, i built a small mosque next to my house and did jumu'ah and salah from there.
Hey i got a bad business idea, why not forget tea stalls and bottled water and just drink quran ink, who needs to read it and follow it when you can just ingest parker or quink ink and become walking Qurans (?!) We can even set up quran drinking competitions for the kids and forget about qiraat and fiqh competitions too!
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head*were*many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
What did Jesus mean when He said we must "eat His flesh and drink His blood"?
In John 6, Jesus states that unless we eat His flesh and drink His blood, we have no life in us:Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth,*unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.*Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever. (John 6:53-58 NIV)
There is great depth to those words and i'm pretty certain that most of the disciples comprehended and understood them, but there were those who couldn't comprehend and/or didn't want to under
stand, so they decided to literally OVER stand them.
Eat the paper or vessel that it was written on too, then you'll get to eat the flesh of the Word of God with the drink in one happy meal, of course, after you're satisfied in the false idea that you've desecrated and tortured the word of God and had all your sins forgiven as a result and are walking around with the torture device on your neck like a trophy, become walking Words of God with ink poisoning like the people before you became walking words of God with intoxicating fermented grapes of wrath, for know ye not that unless the Word of God be in you, ye be a lost people?
.....I certainly did not know that when I underwent communion in my religious days. It sounds so innocent and benign; "Communion" imparts the concept of sharing thoughts and feelings, or so I thought. Oh how the priests fooled me. They used other obscure terms too, like "Eucharist" and "Sacrament of the Last Supper." At no time did a priest or deacon explain to me that I would share in the communal eating of the human flesh and blood of Jesus.......
.....Not only did I drink blood and eat flesh, but they made me do it in front of a statue of a bloody corpse hanging by nails on two pieces of lumber, a representation of the human whom I had just eaten.......
CANNIBAL:A person who eats the flesh of human beings.
A*vampire*is a being from*folklore*who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures.*
Undead*beings, vampires often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive.