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In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful!

8 Oct

 

Glory be to Allah, Lord of the universe

The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

Master of the Day of Repayment

It is You whom we worship, and it is You whom we call on for help

Guide us on the straight path

The path of those whom You have blessed

Not those who have earned Your wrath, and nor those who lost the path.

Amen

Heart of Islam

9 May

 

Islamic thought has experienced much advancement since the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him); with the emergence of new schools of thoughts such as the Mu’tazila, the bewildering world of Sufism, etc.  At the same time, a Muslim is inclined to ask the question: Was it true advancement?  After all, knowledge as it were, was complete with the Holy Qur’an.  Why search for more? – The answer is provided by the Qur’an; as Allah says to the Prophet of Islam, “Say: O Lord! Give me more knowledge! (Surah 20)”

            The Prophet Muhammad had said, “Seek knowledge even if you must go to China.”  Hence, the scientists and scholars of Islam left no stone unturned to seek greater knowledge about the heavens and the earth.  The ordinary believers who may not spend as much time with knowledge as do the saints, scientists, and scholars; were left to answer the essential question for themselves: Who is more correct – the scientist, the scholar, or the saint?  Also in Islam there are various schools of thought teaching dissimilar albeit similar modes of the five daily prayers, e.g. Hanafi, Shafi, etc.  To add to the variety of practices from which to choose, the modern-day cosmopolitan youth is confronted by a host of global religions, some of which remind him about truth that is intrinsic to the soul.   

            Allah says in the Qur’an:  “Those who believe and those who are Jews, Christians and Sabeans, [in fact] anyone who believes in God and the Last Day, and acts honorably will receive their earnings from their Lord: no fear will lie upon them nor need they feel saddened” (Surah 2).  The Qur’an insists on belief in oneness of God.  And so, all saints, scholars and scientists of Islam in addition to the ordinary believers have one belief in common: Belief in One God, Allah Supreme, Lord of the universe.  This is the heart of Islam.  Belief in Muhammad as the prophet of Islam, and beliefs in the Day of Judgment as well as the unseen world of angels are also essential.

Why the Day of Judgment is Necessary, and Globalization Doesn’t Work

20 May

Qur’anic Response to Racism Against Muslims

17 May
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Stories


In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful!

T.S.M.

These are verses from the clear Book!

We shall recite in all truth to you some information about Moses and Pharaoh for folk who believe.

Pharaoh had acted haughtily on earth and split his people into factions, seeking to weaken a group of them. He slaughtered their sons and let their women live; he was so depraved! Yet We wanted to endow those who were considered inferior on earth, and make them into leaders and make them [Our] heirs. We established them on earth and showed Pharaoh and Haman as well as their troops how they should beware of them…..

 

 

 

…God has promised to appoint those of you who believe and perform honorable deeds as [His] representatives on earth, just as He made those before them into (such) overlords, and to establish their religion which He has approved for them, and to change their fear into confidence. They serve Me [Alone] and do not associate anything else with me. Those who disbelieve later on will be perverse.

 

Keep up prayer, pay the welfare tax, and obey the Messenger so that you may receive mercy. Do not reckon those who disbelieve can ever frustrate things on earth; their lodging will be the Fire, and how wretched is such a goal!…

 

 

 

…Or did you reckon you will enter the Garden when the same thing never happened to you such as [happened] to those who have passed away before you? Suffering and hardship assailed them, and they were battered about until the Messenger and those who believed along with him said: “When is God’s support [due]?” Is not God’s support near?

 

 

 

…My sons, go and search for Joseph and his brother; do not despair of [finding] God’s comfort; only disbelieving folk despair of God’s comfort.”

 

 

 

We have not sent anyone before you except men from among the townspeople whom We have inspired. Have they not travelled around the earth and seen what the outcome was for those who preceded them? A home in the Hereafter will be better for those who do their duty. Will they not use their reason? – so that once messengers despair and think that they have been lied to, Our support will come to them and anyone We wish to will be saved. Our might is never averted from criminal folk.

There is a lesson in their stories for prudent persons. It is not some report which has been invented but confirmation of what has existed previously and an analysis of everything, as well as guidance and mercy for folk who believe.

 

 

 

…He said: “Who despairs of his Lord’s mercy except those who are lost?”

 

 

 

…Do not fear: He knows what you do not know and grants besides that, a victory nearby. He is the One Who has sent His messenger with guidance and the True Religion so He may have it prevail over all (other) religion. God suffices as a Witness!

 

 

 

…God has written: “I shall prevail, both I Myself and My messengers!” God is Strong, Powerful. You will not find any people who believe in God and the Last Day showing affection for anyone who places limits on God and His messenger, even though they are their own fathers, their sons, their brothers or anyone from their family connection. With those He will engrave faith on their hearts, assist them with a spirit from Himself, and will show them into gardens through which rivers flow, to live there for ever. God will approve of them while they will be pleased with Him. Those are on God’s side. God’s party are those who shall be successful!

Pakistanis Want to Visit Israel, Too

16 May

Jesus Christ Kills the Swine

14 May

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, had stated that when Jesus Christ returns he would “kill the swine.” And, everybody believes these are the end times. Is Jesus Christ killing pigs with his divine breath?

 

Jews, Christians, Muslims: Remember One God?

14 May

Muslims are unsafe among Jews and Christians today. Christians are unsafe among Jews and Muslims. Jews are unsafe among Muslims and Christians. But they all believe in the same God whose commands remain unchanged.

The innocents among them fear oppressive politicians and their sidekicks, the terrorists, who wouldn’t allow them to come to terms with each other, that is, peaceful coexistence. Perhaps even love would have been possible?

Let’s build a new world without politicians and their sidekicks. Let’s stop paying attention to them. What Obama? Zardari, who? — Ants before God, insignificant people becoming big in our heads.

O People of the Book! Let us rally to a common formula to be binding on both us and you: That we worship none but God; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, lords and patrons other than God. (Qur’an: Surah Al ‘Imran, 64)

 

Christians fleeing the Middle East

The Pope visited Jordan. The Christians are fleeing the region

Christians used to be a vital force in the Middle East. They dominated Lebanon and filled top jobs in the Palestinian movement. In Egypt, they were wealthy beyond their number.

In Iraq, they packed the universities and professions. But as Pope Benedict XVI wends his way across the Holy Land this week, he is addressing a dwindling and threatened Christian population driven to emigration by political violence, lack of economic opportunity and the rise of radical Islam.

A region that a century ago was 20 per cent Christian is about 5 per cent today and dropping. In Lebanon, Christians now amount to a quarter of the population. A century ago there were millions of Christians in what is today Turkey; now there are 150,000. In Bethlehem, Christians now make up barely a third of the population after centuries of being 80 per cent. Of the 1.4 million Christians in Iraq in 2003, nearly half have fled.

Source: New York Times.