Why Should We Obey Allah?


Why should we obey Allah ta’ala? Why should we abstain from sin and wrongdoing? For the one who has a living heart, this is a question that need not even be asked. It is only those who hearts are hardened – or worse, deceased – who would contemplate it. –  A paralysed person might place his hand on a burning plate and have no problem in doing so, since he does not feel any pain. But a fully healthy person will immediately snatch his hand away, once he feels the searing heat. The one whose heart is hardened is like the paralysed person – he sins… and feels nothing. But the one whose heart is alive with imaan and taqwa, feels the pain and ill-effects caused to his heart by the sins he commits. Mustafa  has told us that with every sin we do, with every temptation we succumb to, a black spot is marked on our hearts. (1) A sinner continues in this way, perpetrating evil and haram, until his heart becomes completely blackened and hardened. And that is the raan upon the hearts, of which our Lord speaks:

كَلَّا بَلْ ۜ رَانَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِم مَّا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ

Nay! But on their hearts is the raan which they used to earn. 

(al-Mutaffifeen: 14)


(1): Mentioned in a hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim.


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2 Responses to Why Should We Obey Allah?

  1. Hayat says:

    Ma sha’ Allah, may Allah keep us in the best of emaan and help us stay away from sins ameen.

  2. the middle road says:

    Ameen, yaa Rabbal ‘aalameen.

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