Why Following Others blindly



You are following (blindly or not) and DID you have willingly given up your responsibility to think and consider for yourself

Perhaps the greatest reason that people switch off their minds, is that they give away their responsibility to think to others, whether out of fear, laziness, conformance or profit.  The reality is this, if something is important, and your soul and its eternal destination is quite possibly the most important thing you can imagine, then you must take the responsibility to think deeply about what it is you are living by.  If you give that responsibility to someone else, that means that you trust that person or people with your eternal soul.  Is there anyone you trust that much?


And when it is said to them
 “Follow what Allah has revealed” they say, “Rather, we will follow that which we found our fathers doing.” Even though their fathers did not think, nor were they guided?…..Qur’an 2:170
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ اتَّبِعُوا مَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ قَالُوا بَلْ نَتَّبِعُ مَا أَلْفَيْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَا أَوَلَوْ كَانَ آبَاؤُهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَهْتَدُونَ

And similarly, We did not send before you any Warner into a city except that its affluent said “Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are following in their footsteps.”………Qur’an 43:21-23
وَكَذَٰلِكَ مَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ فِي قَرْيَةٍ مِّن نَّذِيرٍ إِلَّا قَالَ مُتْرَفُوهَا إِنَّا وَجَدْنَا آبَاءَنَا عَلَىٰ أُمَّةٍ وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰ آثَارِهِم مُّقْتَدُونَ

And when they committing evil, they say, “We found our fathers doing it, and Allah has ordered us to do it.” Say, “Indeed, Allah does not order immorality. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?”…..Qur’an 7:28
وَإِذَا فَعَلُوا فَاحِشَةً قَالُوا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهَا آبَاءَنَا وَاللَّهُ أَمَرَنَا بِهَا قُلْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَأْمُرُ بِالْفَحْشَاءِ أَتَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

They (Jews and Christians) have taken their religious scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him………..Qur’an 9:31
اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَٰهًا وَاحِدًا لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
                                        *WhoseResponsibility*?

There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.He has enumerated them and counted them a [full] counting.
And all of them are coming to Him on the Day of Resurrection alone……..Qur’an 19:93-95
إِن كُلُّ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ إِلَّا آتِي الرَّحْمَٰنِ عَبْدًا   
 لَّقَدْ أَحْصَاهُمْ وَعَدَّهُمْ عَدًّا
وَكُلُّهُمْ آتِيهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَرْداً

But when there comes the Deafening Blast
On the Day a man will flee from his brother
And his mother and his father
And his wife and his children
For every man, that Day, will be a matter to occupy him……..Qur’an 80:33-37
فَإِذَا جَاءَتِ الصَّاخَّةُ
يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ
وَأُمِّهِ وَأَبِيهِ
وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَبَنِيهِ
لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ شَأْنٌ يُغْنِيهِ

On the day of judgement you will be alone before your lord.  Your scholars and Imams, your lecturers and family and whoever else will not be there to answer for you, they will be busy answering for themselves.  Ask yourselves, have you studied and thought for the greatest test that is the day of Judgement.

Writer:

Meera Adam

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