“So where are you going?” (Quran, 81:26)
The Quran is a call for asking questions–
- questions that matter,
- questions that shake off our heedlessness (ghafla), and
- questions enable us to discover eternity through this passing world.
Without these questions, we would be blocked from discovering the immense opportunities before us. In order to ask the right questions, we need guidance from the One with All-Encompassing Knowledge. And divine guidance is never blind: it always gives us cues that we can “test” and confirm. The Quran asks us to use our reason and experience…
Sometimes the questions we ask are implicit. We live the questions that matter, even if we are unable to articulate them clearly. As long as we follow the Quranic cues to engage the meaning of our lives and discover the signs in the universe, there is answer for all of our questions.
Like a baby who perseveres in crying out, even though she has no idea how her needs will be met, let us ask our questions in hope. Let us remember and confirm: we are living in a world that is sustained by wisdom, mercy and immense power. So why lose hope? As Abraham (peace be upon him) said:
“And who-other than those who have utterly lost their way-could ever abandon the hope of his Sustainer’s compassion?” (Q. 15:56)
~You can access November Teleconference on Asking Meaningful Questions: the Quranic Guidance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10dJEqMKfbs