Quran: The Ultimate Reference / Compete on Righteousness (5:48 – 5:50)

Quran: The Ultimate Reference

[5:48] Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD’s revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had GOD willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To GOD is your final destiny – all of you – then He will inform you of everything you had disputed.
[5:49] You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD’s revelations to you. Do not follow their wishes, and beware lest they divert you from some of GOD’s revelations to you. If they turn away, then know that GOD wills to punish them for some of their sins. Indeed, many people are wicked.
[5:50] Is it the law of the days of ignorance that they seek to uphold? Whose law is better than GOD’s for those who have attained certainty?

What does it mean to compete in righteousness?
As oppose to competing against one another, it means to compete to do better. Our focus should be in righteousness, not wealth, vanity, looks etc. When we compete it can bring the best and worst out of people. The decision is ours.

The Mitchell Marcus Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naRCfl8oCos

If Marcus scored a point during his numerous attempts then this amazing moment wouldn’t have taken place as the opposing team may not have been inclined to give him another point.

Oregon Sara Tucholsky first HR – Ultimate Sportsmanship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocw-oD2pgo

If the referee knew that it would have been okay to put a replacement player in for Sara then the other team would not have been able to live up to their potential.

Wayne Dyer Reads The Shaya Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXTSClELzK4

[42:40] Although the just requital for an injustice is an equivalent retribution, those who pardon and maintain righteousness are rewarded by GOD. He does not love the unjust.

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