Quoted by Google Buzz:
‘Quoted by Sh. Jamaal Zarabozo in Tafseer Surah Fatiha – CD 5/Track 4
Imam Ar Raazi in his Tafseer:
“It is very strange that Allah has other creations besides you, while you do not have any Rabb besides him. However he looks after you as if he has no creations besides you while you serve him as if you have other gods besides him” ‘
SubhanAllah! The last statement is a killer statement! :'( :'( :'(
Reminds me of 2 verses in the Quraan (and there are many more besides these 2 to blow away one’s mind):
1) Surah at-Tur, v.43: Or have they an ilâh (a god) other than Allâh? Glorified is Allâh from all that they ascribe as partners (to Him).
2)Suratul Baqarah, v.165: ‘And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allâh as rivals (to Allâh). They love them as they love Allâh. But those who believe, love Allâh more (than anything else)…‘
Doesn’t that tremble one’s heart? I mean how could we even imagine doing this to our Rabb? A Rabb who’s not in need of our anyyything but we’re entirely in need of Him.
I’m not talking about those who prostrate to idols only. Your desires could be your gods! Anything that makes you overlook the Command of Allah SWT is something you give preference to over Allah SWT…and that then becomes your god!
Time to give oneself a time-out in the corner!
And Allah SWT knows best.