Qur’anic Inspiration for the Great Recession

8 May

Would the Great Recession quell the American lust for war? Let’s see what the Qur’an says:

 

…Only some offspring among his own folk believed in Moses because of fear for Pharaoh and his councillors, lest he might put them to some test. Pharaoh was so haughty on earth and besides he was a dissipated man. Moses said: “My people, if you believe in God, then rely on Him if you are Muslims.” They said: “On God do we rely. Our Lord, do not turn us into a trial for wrongdoing folk! Save us through Your mercy from such disbelieving folk!”

 

So We inspired Moses and his brother [as follows]: “Settle your people down in houses in Egypt and turn your houses into shrines; keep up prayer and announce good news to believers.” Moses said: “Our Lord, You have given Pharaoh and his councillors splendor and wealth during worldly life. Our Lord, is it so they may lead [us] off from Your way? Our Lord, wipe out their wealth and firm up their hearts so they may not believe until they see painful torment.” He said: “Your appeal has been answered, so act straightforward and do not follow along the way of those who do not know.”

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