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Sura 13 Aya 17 (Conference Call)


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What Is Good Lasts

Sura 13 Aya 17

He sends down water from the skies, and the streams flow, each according to its measure,

The flood carries away the debris, which comes up to the surface;

Similarly, from the ore, which they heat in the fire to make ornaments or utensils, there is a scum likewise;

Thus does God show forth Truth and Falsehood

For the scum disappears like dross cast out; while that which is good for mankind remains on the earth;

 Thus does God set forth parables.

There are many different ideas, philosophies, and fashions presented to us every day. How do we decide what to choose? What is good for us, and what is not? This aya gives an important criterion. What is good for us has been here for a long time. God has preserved it for our benefit. What is unwholesome is temporary; it is washed away by time. The implications of this wisdom for our personal habits, our careers, our interpretation of history and our political views will be discussed in our meeting.

Note: Our discussions are based on Quran commentaries in the book " The Quran and The Life of Excellence". You can obtain a copy from or Barnes&


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