If we strive, He will guide(DW# 759)

Continuing with our reflections on verses from Chapter 29 of the Quran, Sura Ankabut [The Spider], verse 69, the final verse of the this Sura says:

And (as for) those who strive hard for Us, (in Us) We will most certainly guide them in Our ways; and Allah is most surely with the doers of good. [Holy Quran 29:69]

This is the final ayat of this Sura. The chapter ends with an important statement that encapsulates the theme of the Sura: Although the journey of righteousness towards Allah is challenging, you do not need to traverse it alone. He will hold your hand, strengthen your spirit, stabilize your footing and steer you forward.

A beautiful promise that gives hope and meaning to the struggling wayfarer.

In this world, we are forever striving.  Everything we achieve comes as a result of striving and effort. To get anything in life, we have to try hard, fail, try again until we get somewhere. This verse reminds us to invest this effort wisely. For the best return. To strive for that is lasting and beautiful rather than for that is shallow and fleeting.

As this Sura ends, He reminds us that three things are important to access His guidance and positive attention on this journey:  

Striving or Effort,
Intention (in His way)
and being a Muhsin (doing good works and supporting others in their striving).
Over the last few days, we have explored many lessons from Chapter 29 of the Quran: Sura Ankabut. What have been your biggest take aways and points of reflection?

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