Kuran'da Sevgi


The word kafir in Arabic has more than one meaning; namely, unbeliever, denier, ungrateful, impostor. Kufr is unbelief, infidelity, misbelief, blasphemy, a piece of ingratitude, a grossly vituperative curse; swearing, to assert anything repugnant to the principles of Islam, covering up reality, concealing God's gifts, denial of God's existence. The authors of such offenses remain engulfed in worldly goods and are oblivious of God as the author of all the gifts of nature; these people are the losers. The verses related to the wrongdoers are alsom valif for them. Those who reject Faith they are the wrong-doers. (2/254)


... Allah loveth not those who reject Faith. (3/32) …the curse of Allah is on those without Faith. (2/89) … He loveth not creatures ungrateful and wicked. (2/276) Those that are blind to the endowments of God and deny Him are cursed and doomed to be the dwellers of hell.


For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who reject Him: They will not believe. (8/55) But none reject Our Signs except only a perfidious ungrateful (wretch)! (31/32) The worst of living beings upon earth is the unbeliever and denier of its creator. They are worst than animals. …They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle,- nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning) (7/179) They are those who deny the Signs of their Lord and the fact of their having to meet Him (in the Hereafter): vain will be their works, nor shall We, on the Day of Judgment, give them any weight (18/105)


And He giveth you of all that ye ask for. But if ye count the favours of Allah, never will ye be able to number them. Verily, man is given up to injustice and ingratitude. (14/34) It is He Who gave you life, will cause you to die, and will again give you life: Truly man is a most ungrateful creature! (22/66) Life is the greatest gift that God granted man: He it is that has provided us with infinite gifts to enable us to perpetuate our life upon the earth. It is Allah Who has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape- and made your shapes beautiful,- and has provided for you Sustenance, of things pure and good;- such is Allah your Lord. So Glory to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds (40/64) Who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your canopy; and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith Fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto Allah when ye know (the truth). (2/22) Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and on earth, and has made his bounties flow to you in exceeding measure, (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who dispute about Allah, without knowledge and without guidance, and without a Book to enlighten them! (31/20) It is He Who hath made you (His) agents, inheritors of the earth …(6/165) The unbelievers that form the greater part of humanity have rebelled against God, God that who has bestowed upon them all the gifts and potentialities for their good; they have been ungrateful. And We have distributed the (water) amongst them, in order that they may celebrate (our) praises, but most men are averse (to aught) but (rank) ingratitude. (25/50)


But those who reject Faith and belie our Signs,- they shall be companions of Hell-fire. (5/6) And yet the Unbelievers (persist) in rejecting (the Truth)! (85/19) The unbelievers belie the Qur'anic verses, those verses that have been revealed to enlighten and give a fair warning to man; the Book that guides man to the right path and enables him to be among the saved! Nay, this is a Glorious Qur'an, (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved (85/21-22) The tablet in question is the tablet of God's decrees preserved to the end of time. Then those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution. (3/4)


If ye are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you; But if ye show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed. (14/7) … if any is grateful, truly his gratitude is (a gain) for his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Free of all Needs, Supreme in Honour !" (27/40) Gratitude is the state of being grateful, warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor prompting one to repay a favor. It is the duty of every man to God. This will prevent the individual to think that the gifts in his possession are the result of his own efforts and have nothing to do with God, the source of all riches. The expression of this gratitude should be made both spiritually and verbally. The real gratitude that a man would acknowledge would be to share the gifts that God has bestowed on him with those in need. Sharing one's assets, knowledge, and exhibit laudable behavior towards one's fellow beings are also expression of gratitude. Work ye, sons of David, with thanks! but few of My servants are grateful! ( 34/13)


Let not the strutting about of the Unbelievers through the land deceive thee: Little is it for enjoyment: Their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (To lie on)! (3/196-197) Let not the Unbelievers think that our respite to them is good for themselves: We grant them respite that they may grow in their iniquity: But they will have a shameful punishment. (3/178) God warns the believers that they should not be deceived by the transitional prosperity enjoyed by unbelievers; He stresses that they have been given the chance of a respite to realize their position which should not beguile the believers, since they will quite probably end up by being thrown into the fire. He warns that by patience the sincere believer who is firm and steadfast in his prayers and religions obligations will be favored with the paradise. . The parable of those who reject their Lord is that their works are as ashes, on which the wind blows furiously on a tempestuous day: No power have they over aught that they have earned: that is the straying far, far (from the goal). (14/18)


… O ye who believe! Take not for friends unbelievers rather than believers: (4/144) …. Yea, to those who take for friends unbelievers rather than believers: is it honour they seek among them? Nay,- all honour is with Allah. (4/139) The believers should take for friends their fellow believers. For there is the likelihood to be deceived by unbelievers should one befriend them. The unbelievers perceive the world with their senses and remain oblivious of God and spiritual life. They waddle in the mire of debauchery. Those who reject Allah will enjoy (this world) and eat as cattle eat; and the Fire will be their abode (47/12) … They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (For ever). (2/257)


O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. (9/73) Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness, with the (Qur'an). (25/52) Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other… (48/29) The word jihad has several meanings, amongst others, religious war, religious endeavor, warfare against self; to strive hard using one's knowledge and property with all one's faith. Try to convince the unbeliever and divert him from the way of untruth. It may well be there are those that they will see the truth and be converted. In Islam fighting has been foreseen for self-defense. To open war against innocent people is not recommended, it is the work of the cruel communities and tyrants. Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits…(2/190) When the mission of prophethood was given to Muhammad, pre-Islamic paganism reigned in Arabia. Cruelty, ignorance, bloodshed were galore. And God appointed Muhammad as His Prophet and revealed him his laws. In the beginning of the revelations the pagan people in Mecca inflicted all sorts of tortures to the new converts. They compelled them to go to exile and destroyed them at every opportunity. The plot devised against the Prophet had been the last straw; thus the Muslims had no other chance but to leave the city. People left their property and set out for Medina and Afghanistan. The Prophet was allowed to fight for three reasons: 1) The agreement concluded between the Muslims and the pagans had been broken by the latter; 2) Women and children were not spared during the war waged against the Muslims; 3) The Muslims had been forced to immigrate for fear of extermination. And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith.(2/191) This was a matter of life and death. Enemies of Islam have misinterpreted this fight for self-defense. Those who are interested to learn the truth should refer to the Qur'an and peruse it. Islam is based not on hate but on love and fortitude.


Those who reject Allah, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, then die rejecting Allah,- Allah will not forgive them. (47/34) Those who reject Faith, and die rejecting,- on them is Allah.s curse, and the curse of angels, and of all mankind; (2/161) God invites people to repent before death comes. For the last remorse will not avail. Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away. Never comes (aught) to them of a renewed Message from their Lord, but they listen to it as in jest,-Their hearts toying as with trifles. The wrong-doers conceal their private counsels, (saying), "Is this (one) more than a man like yourselves? Will ye go to witchcraft with your eyes open?" (21/1-3)