Free Quran Chapter 25: The Statute Book (Al-Furqan)

Learn from GOD that people with an ego are worse than animals, morally, intellectually and in awareness. The ego is a complex concept. But I will break it down to you, to prove how dangerous it is.

We humans have free will, and we have needs. When combined, we can create desires. Animals don’t have free will and therefore they don’t have desires. Instead, animals only worry about their needs.

Desires are not a necessity. However, they are part of our human nature, it is part of the free-will-deal. Now this is where things can get dangerous. In reality, we only need to satisfy our needs, right? Hunger, thirst, sleep, reproduction. But because of free will, we can now create the desire to make our needs met much easier and on a greater comfort. Do you see where this is going now? With such a strong desire; that is fundamentally tied our biological needs, it becomes easier to justify various evils, such as; lying, stealing, murder or rape.

This is why GOD sends instructions to us, teaching us what is right and what is wrong. It is our only way for us to protect ourselves against our ourselves.

So where does the ego come from then? Well, it is intrinsic with free will, it comes with the deal. Look at animals for example, they don’t have free will and therefore they don’t have an ego.

Now here comes the sick part. When our desires overtake us, then our ego becomes our master. We begin to serve our ego. Once that happens, then it is a downward spiral throughout life, unless we combat it. What happens when our ego takes over is the following: Our thoughts become intertwined with the ego; we fade into one entity. This makes it almost impossible to distinguish ourselves from the external entity that has been created and attached to us.

The ego is self-serving and has only one need – which is to exist. Again, this makes it even more dangerous, because the ego will learn what needs to be done to protect its existence. If you love sex, then the ego will adopt sexual pleasure as a necessity for its existence. Which in turn becomes part of your personality, you might turn into a sex addict. One who feels they must have sex in order to feel satisfied, even though your real needs are already satisfied.

You see, the ego took that satisfaction you get from sex and created a new, artificial need, telling you that you need to have even more sex. This then creates artificial desires! However, as you have more and more sex, you realize that you are actually never getting satisfied beyond your basic need for it. This might wake up you and decide that perhaps you don’t need that much sex. But this will be taken as a threat by the ego. Which will begin to manipulate its artificial need. Remember, the ego can only create artificial needs, so it can change them however it wants to. So maybe the ego tells you that you can only be satisfied by women or men with a certain physical attribute or a specific color of their eyes or hair. And since the ego is so intertwined with our own personality, it becomes obvious to us that we must now seek out a partner with THOSE specific physical attributes. This cycle continues forever, leading to fetishes after fetishes.

The same deal can happen to our own physical looks. Using the need for sexual pleasure, it can then turn towards you instead. That there is something wrong with you. The might tell you that you are too ugly to find a partner. Which will create a desire to make yourself pretty. You use makeup. But when someone doesn’t fall for you, the ego plays on your mind even more. You need to get a plastic surgery. Then when that fails, the ego will keep repeating the process.

There really is no easy way to defeat our ego. At least not without GOD’s guidance. I don’t think it is even possible to defeat it completely since it is part of free will. However, our attitude should be to kill it at all costs, that is the determination we need. Even if we can’t lift a mountain with our two hands, we should still believe we can and keep trying, that’s our ultimate struggle in life, to fight against the very force that can destroy us; ourselves.

GOD gives us various tools throughout the Quran to help us keep our ego in check. For example, always bear witness against yourself, admit your mistakes, correct your mistakes, if you are wrong on something then admit it, if you regret doing something then go back and correct it, don’t be afraid of going up to a person and tell them that they were right. That burning pain inside us whenever we have to admit that we were wrong about something, that’s the ego taking a heavy blow.

The ego is not a force that goes away forever once you defeat it. There is always the risk of it coming back. I personally feel that I have defeated my ego, but many times I notice that I’m in a situation where if I do X instead of Y – then I will be satisfying my ego. So  yes, it can be defeated, but it is also always ready to make a comeback. So it is part of the constant struggle to become more righteous and a better believer.

Quran Chapter 25: The Statute Book (Al-Furqan)

[25:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[25:1] Most blessed is the One who revealed the Statute Book to His servant, so he can serve as a warner to the whole world.

[25:2] The One to whom belongs all sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He never had a son, nor does He have any partners in sovereignty. He created everything in exact measure; He precisely designed everything.*

*25:2 When we launch astronauts into space, we measure precisely the amount of food, water, oxygen, and other needs throughout the journey. Similarly, God has launched us into space – on board spaceship Earth – and He has designed all kinds of renewable provisions for us and other creatures, a perfect design. Think, for example, of the symbiotic relationship between us and the plants; we use the oxygen they produce in photosynthesis, while they use the carbon dioxide we produce in respiration.

[25:3] Yet, they set up beside Him gods who do not create anything – they themselves are created – and who possess no power to even harm or benefit themselves, nor do they possess any power to control life, or death, or resurrection.

The Disbelievers Rebutted by the Quran’s Mathematical Code

[25:4] Those who disbelieved said, “This is a fabrication that he produced, with the help of some other people.” They have uttered a blasphemy and a falsehood.

[25:5] They also said, “Tales from the past that he wrote down; they were dictated to him day and night.”*

*25:5 Muhammad’s contemporaries knew that he was a literate man who could read and write; he wrote God’s revelations with his own hand (see Appendix 28).

[25:6] Say, “This was revealed by the One who knows the Secret* in the heavens and the earth. He is Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

*25:6 The Quran’s miraculous mathematical code, the incontrovertible answer to the disbelievers’ claims, remained a divinely guarded secret for 1400 years. God’s Messenger of the Covenant was destined to unveil it by God’s leave (Appendices 1, 2, & 26).

Typical Utterances of Disbelievers

[25:7] And they said, “How come this messenger eats the food and walks in the markets? If only an angel could come down with him, to serve with him as a preacher!”

[25:8] Or, “If only a treasure could be given to him!” Or, “If only he could possess an orchard from which he eats!” The transgressors also said, “You are following a bewitched man.”

[25:9] Note how they called you all kinds of names, and how this led them astray, never to find their way back.

[25:10] Most blessed is the One who can, if He wills, give you much better than their demands – gardens with flowing streams, and many mansions.

The Real Reason

[25:11] In fact, they have disbelieved in the Hour (Day of Resurrection), and we have prepared for those who disbelieve in the Hour a flaming Hell.

Retribution for the Disbelievers

[25:12] When it sees them from afar, they will hear its rage and fuming.

[25:13] And when they are thrown into it, through a narrow place, all shackled, they will declare their remorse.

[25:14] You will not declare just a single remorse, on that day; you will suffer through a great number of remorses.

Reward for the Righteous

[25:15] Say, “Is this better or the eternal Paradise that is promised for the righteous? It is their well deserved reward; a well deserved destiny.”

[25:16] They get anything they wish therein, forever. This is your Lord’s irrevocable promise.

[25:17] On the day when He summons them, together with the idols they had set up beside God, He will say, “Have you misled these servants of Mine, or did they go astray on their own?”

[25:18] They will say, “Be You glorified, it was not right for us to set up any lords beside You. But You allowed them to enjoy, together with their parents. Consequently, they disregarded the message and thus became wicked people.”

[25:19] They have disbelieved in the message you have given them, and, consequently, you can neither protect them from the retribution they have incurred, nor can you help them in any way. Anyone among you who commits evil, we will commit him to severe retribution.

Messengers Are Just Human Beings

[25:20] We did not send any messengers before you who did not eat food and walk in the markets. We thus test you by each other; will you steadfastly persevere? Your Lord is Seer.

[25:21] Those who do not expect to meet us said, “If only the angels could come down to us, or we could see our Lord (we would then believe)!” Indeed, they have committed a gross arrogance, and have produced a gross blasphemy.

[25:22] The day they see the angels, it will not be good news for the guilty; they will say, “Now, we are irreversibly confined.”

[25:23] We will look at all the works they have done, and render them null and void.

[25:24] The dwellers of Paradise are far better on that day; they will hear better news.

[25:25] The heaven will break apart, into masses of clouds, and the angels will descend in multitudes.

[25:26] All sovereignty on that day belongs to the Most Gracious. For the disbelievers, it will be a difficult day.

God’s Messenger of the Covenant*

[25:27] The day will come when the transgressor will bite his hands (in anguish) and say, “Alas, I wish I had followed the path with the messenger.

*25:27-30 This verse refers also to God’s Messenger of the Covenant whose name is mathematically coded in the Quran as “Rashad Khalifa.” If you write down the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), followed by the gematrical value of “Khalifa” (725), followed by this sura number (25), followed by verses 27, 28, 29, and 30, the final number (5057252527282930) is a multiple of 19 (see Appendices 2 & 26 for details). The prophet Muhammad will also make such a statement as in 25:30 on the Day of Judgment.

[25:28] “Alas, woe to me, I wish I did not take that person as a friend.

[25:29] “He has led me away from the message after it came to me. Indeed, the devil lets down his human victims.”

[25:30] The messenger* said, “My Lord, my people have deserted this Quran.”

*25:27-30 This verse refers also to God’s Messenger of the Covenant whose name is mathematically coded in the Quran as “Rashad Khalifa.” If you write down the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), followed by the gematrical value of “Khalifa” (725), followed by this sura number (25), followed by verses 27, 28, 29, and 30, the final number (5057252527282930) is a multiple of 19 (see Appendices 2 & 26 for details). The prophet Muhammad will also make such a statement as in 25:30 on the Day of Judgment.

[25:31] We also set up against every prophet enemies from among the guilty. Your Lord suffices as a guide, a master.

[25:32] Those who disbelieved said, “Why did not the Quran come through him all at once?” We have released it to you gradually, in order to fix it in your memory. We have recited it in a specific sequence.

God’s Evidence is Overwhelming

[25:33] Whatever argument they come up with, we provide you with the truth, and a better understanding.

[25:34] Those who are forcibly summoned to Hell are in the worst position; they are the farthest from the right path.

[25:35] We have given Moses the scripture, and appointed his brother Aaron to be his assistant.

[25:36] We said, “Go, both of you, to the people who rejected our revelations,” and subsequently, we utterly annihilated the rejectors.

[25:37] Similarly, when the people of Noah disbelieved the messengers, we drowned them, and we set them up as a sign for the people. We have prepared for the transgressors a painful retribution.

[25:38] Also `Ãd, Thamoud, the inhabitants of Al-Russ, and many generations between them.

[25:39] To each of these groups, we delivered sufficient examples, before we annihilated them.

[25:40] They have passed by the community that was showered with a miserable shower (Sodom). Did they not see it? The fact is, they never believed in resurrection.

Messengers Ridiculed

[25:41] When they saw you, they always ridiculed you: “Is this the one chosen by God to be a messenger?

[25:42] “He almost diverted us from our gods, if it were not that we steadfastly persevered with them.” They will certainly find out, when they see the retribution, who are the real strayers from the path.

The Ego as a god

[25:43] Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

[25:44] Do you think that most of them hear, or understand? They are just like animals; no, they are far worse.

Infinite Blessings From God

[25:45] Have you not seen how your Lord designed the shadow? If He willed, He could have made it fixed, then we would have designed the sun accordingly.

[25:46] But we designed it to move slowly.

[25:47] He is the One who designed the night to be a cover, and for you to sleep and rest. And He made the day a resurrection.

[25:48] He is the One who sends the winds with good omens of His mercy, and we send down from the sky pure water.

[25:49] With it, we revive dead lands and provide drink for our creations – multitudes of animals and humans.

[25:50] We have distributed it among them in exact measure, that they may take heed. But most people insist upon disbelieving.

[25:51] If we willed, we could have sent to every community a warner.

[25:52] Therefore, do not obey the disbelievers, and strive against them with this, a great striving.

[25:53] He is the One who merges the two seas; one is fresh and palatable, while the other is salty and undrinkable. And He separated them with a formidable, inviolable barrier (evaporation).

[25:54] He is the One who created from water a human being, then made him reproduce through marriage and mating. Your Lord is Omnipotent.

[25:55] Yet, they still set up beside God idols that cannot benefit them, nor harm them. Indeed, the disbeliever is an enemy of his Lord.

[25:56] We have sent you (Rashad) as a deliverer of good news, as well as a warner.*

*25:56 The gematrical value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230), plus the sura and verse number (25+56) give a total of 1230+25+56=1311=19×69.

[25:57] Say, “I do not ask you for any money. All I seek is to help you find the right path to your Lord, if this is what you choose.”

The Prophets and the Saints Are Dead

[25:58] You shall put your trust in the One who is Alive – the One who never dies – and praise Him and glorify Him. He is fully Cognizant of His creatures’ sins.

[25:59] He is the One who created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, in six days, then assumed all authority. The Most Gracious; ask about Him those who are well founded in knowledge.

The Unappreciative Human

[25:60] When they are told, “Fall prostrate before the Most Gracious,” they say, “What is the Most Gracious? Shall we prostrate before what you advocate?” Thus, it only augments their aversion.

[25:61] Most blessed is the One who placed constellations in the sky, and placed in it a lamp, and a shining moon.

[25:62] He is the One who designed the night and the day to alternate: a sufficient proof for those who wish to take heed, or to be appreciative.

Traits of the Righteous

[25:63] The worshipers of the Most Gracious are those who tread the earth gently, and when the ignorant speak to them, they only utter peace.

[25:64] In the privacy of the night, they meditate on their Lord, and fall prostrate.

[25:65] And they say, “Our Lord, spare us the agony of Hell; its retribution is horrendous.

[25:66] “It is the worst abode; the worst destiny.”

[25:67] When they give, they are neither extravagant nor stingy; they give in moderation.

[25:68] They never implore beside God any other god, nor do they kill anyone – for God has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. Nor do they commit adultery. Those who commit these offenses will have to pay.

[25:69] Retribution is doubled for them on the Day of Resurrection, and they abide therein humiliated.

[25:70] Exempted are those who repent, believe, and lead a righteous life. God transforms their sins into credits. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[25:71] Those who repent and lead a righteous life, God redeems them; a complete redemption.

Additional Traits of the Righteous

[25:72] They do not bear false witness. When they encounter vain talk, they ignore it.

[25:73] When reminded of their Lord’s revelations, they never react to them as if they were deaf and blind.

[25:74] And they say, “Our Lord, let our spouses and children be a source of joy for us, and keep us in the forefront of the righteous.”

[25:75] These are the ones who attain Paradise in return for their steadfastness; they are received therein with joyous greetings and peace.

[25:76] Eternally they abide therein; what a beautiful destiny; what a beautiful abode.

[25:77] Say, “You attain value at my Lord only through your worship. But if you disbelieve, you incur the inevitable consequences.”

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Ahmad Wehbe

Wehbe is a creative artist and philosopher from Sweden with Lebanese roots. He uses various art forms to express emotions, thoughts and to tell stories.

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