I received this question recently. A great question. I think we all tend to have some mix of introversion and extroversion – no one is all introvert or all extrovert. You will find that when someone you consider an “introvert” is talking about their favorite topic, they light up and become the life of the party.
One of the features of the Quranic language which blows my mind… the use of past tense.
“And Allah is powerful over everything.” [2:20] This phrase above occurs 33 times in the Quran. I was reading about hoarding during the coronavirus pandemic. The first item to go was toilet paper. Of alllll the things… it was toilet paper!
“Whoever is conscious of Allah – He will make for them a way out and provide for them in a way that they do not expect.” [65:2] This verse is so powerful and short. Yet so difficult for many of us to bring into our lives and act upon.
“And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him.” [65:3] This is one of my favorite verses in the Quran. And I believe that in our present situation it has become even more important. Rely upon Allah and He will be sufficient for you.
I have been reading more about materialism – the belief that we are only material and do not have a spiritual (immaterial) side. The Quran does address this in many ways.
One of the things that fascinates me about the Quran is the study of the connections between Surahs (chapters).
To complete our discussion about the creation of mankind, let’s discuss what happened after Iblees’ rebellion.
Continuing our discussion from our previous post on the creation of mankind (which can tell us more about our purpose on Earth as described by the Quran): Allah commanded the angels to bow to the new creation.