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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 24th April 2016 13:51
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Therefore, man realizes this dignity and honor by the amount he is committed to and pursues this path:
Whosoever desires honour, power and glory then to Allâh belong all honour, power and glory [and one can get honour, power and glory only by obeying and worshipping Allâh (Alone)].
(Fâtir or Al-¬Malâ’ikah:10)

Moreover, he is humiliated by the amount he distances himself from this path, whereas all the creations willingly obey Allah. Allah, the Exalted, says:
See you not that to Allâh prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and Ad-Dawâb (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.), and many of mankind? But there are many (men) on whom the punishment is justified. And whomsoever Allâh disgraces, none can honour him. Verily! Allâh does what He wills.
(Al-Hajj:18)

Although Allah has honored mankind, a large number of people have chosen the path of humiliation.
And whomsoever Allâh disgraces, none can honour him.
(Al-Hajj:18)

They choose to look at humans as beasts, deaf machines, financial figures, or they have other approaches that contradict the honor Allah has bestowed on man due to His Grace and Generosity.
Man’s dignity lies in being a human being; for Islam does not create a conflict between the two sexes. It is not only for men as opposed to women, or only for women as opposed to men, as people were created from one soul. Allah, the Almighty, says:
O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women and fear Allâh through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allâh is Ever an All¬-Watcher over you.
(An-Nisâ’:1)

Accordingly, whoever desires to possess this dignity and honor, has to pursue its path. Allah, the Almighty, says:
all power and honour belong to Allah.
(Yûnus:65)
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