Friday, November 20, 2015

The Qur'an Surah 100: The Charging Steeds

The following is from a work-in-progress called The Qur'an: a Book Report, in which I read each surah of the Qur'an and write about what I learn.

This is a Meccan surah which takes its title from the opening oath: "By the charging steeds that pant and strike sparks with their hooves, who make dawn raids, raising a cloud of dust, and plunging into the midst of the enemy, man is ungrateful to his Lord--and he is witness to this--he is truly excessive in his love of wealth."

The main message of this surah is similar to the teaching of Jesus--that love of money is a primary spiritual problem for humans.  On the Day of Judgment, when each individual will stand naked before God, personal wealth won't mean jack shit. 

A charging steed.

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