Do you have a problem if I say God is neither He nor She nor It? Remember only created things have to fit into these scales not its CREATOR.
My God created the masculinity and femininity. My God created the man and the woman and He is not a man or a woman.
Both man and woman have their own disadvantages..and my God has no such minus points. HE IS PERFECT!
You may ask now, then why do you call Allah as ‘He’? This is an excellent question actually 🙂
” Say: He is Allah, the One and Only” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘Sincerity’ 112:1]
You may think, “Aaah! This is very familier to me, Muslims quote it everywhere” It may be familier, but most mankind dont practice it, THAT’S THE PROBLEM.
Ok let’s get back to our topic, The word ‘He’ in arabic is ‘huwa’, as you can see in the box ‘هو’
You should know, every word in arabic is either masculine or faminine! Everything including this laptop, which is masculine in arabic. There is no ‘it’ in arabic.
For example, ‘هو رجل’ ‘huwa rajul’ means ‘He is a man’. ‘هو قلم’ ‘huwa qalam’ means ‘It is a pen’.
God chose Arabic and He uses the words which we have in Arabic. He chose ‘هو’ for Himself. So we say ‘هو’. God didnt say He is a man or with some actual gender. So we refrain from imagining Him as a ‘MAN’ or ‘WOMAN’, got it?
And it is very logical if you sit back and think! I just dont want a Man God or a Woman God. I just want a God who created the man and woman. And the reality is I have Him.
And at last, we write ‘He’ while using God but we dont make Him a man in His physic.
So is God He or She or It? No GOD IS GOD. *smile* *stop* *think*
Hot Hot topics are in arrival 🙂 Can God have parents, children or families?
When I say Idol worshipping is wrong, people tend to defend themselves saying, “Oh yeah! Even you people worship an idol?” “Whaat? What are you talking about? We are the ones who say NO IDOL WORSHIPPING!”
“Hmm..then what’s that black big idol you prostate to?” “Why do you want to pray in a fixed direction?”
“Wow! what a legitimate question :)” “You have the right to ask such questions and I appreciate them too!” “Ask more questions so that you get more clarifications!”
This is the most common, popular, famous, blah blah blah whatever u say, question they ask.
Yusha Evens (ex-Christian) once said that when he realized the faults in Christianity, he started reading about other religions. He went to a library, and got a book named ‘All about Islaam’(Pretty much attractive isn’t it?). He started reading n reading. You know what he read there? “Muslims are one who worship a black cubid in the middle of a desert!! (loooooooool :D:D:D:D). They kill the non-muslims wherever they find (erm..handsup i’m gonna shoot you hehe :D)”
He got scared and said “O my God! Thanks I didn’t see a Muslim yet”(Oh! poor boy :D)
This went along few days. And one fine day, he started chatting with his friend (I don’t know whether he was a close friend or a newbee). While chatting, that ‘friend’ asked him, “Do you know anything about Islaam?”. He said, “Oh Yeah! I KNOW EVERYTHING!!”.(??!!)
“Okey! What do you think about it?” “They worship a black cube. They kill whomever they see.”
I guess that friend should have laughed till his heart because I did it when I heard this.
He asked, “What do you think about me?” “Well, you are a nice person”. “I am a Muslim.” “WHAT?” “I am a Muslim!”
He should have immediately realized that what he read in the book must be a manifest error, because he see his friend would never kill him.He started learning about Islam, from a ‘practicing’ Muslim and guess what HE IS A MUSLIM NOW! WORKING SERIOUSLY TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE TO OTHERS!
I know this is a bit off topic, but for those who wish to see his conversion story listen to this ‘How Bible brought me to Islam’:
I said all these things because, don’t judge Islam through some idiotic ill mannered books which try to cover the burning sun. Ask a Muslim directly or go to a masjid near your place to learn about it!
Okey lets get back to the actual question.
a) Is Ka’ba an idol??
Lemme give you the difference between the ka’ba and an idol.
Ka’ba is a building. It stands upon a 25 cm (10 in) base, which projects outwards about 35 cm (14 in). It is approximately 13.1 m (43 ft) high, with sides measuring 11.03 m (36.2 ft) by 12.86 m (42.2 ft). Ka’ba is the first masjid build on the face of earth, to worship God.
“Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at (Becca) Makkah – blessed and a guidance for the worlds.” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The family of Imran’ 3:96]
People prayed inside the ka’ba. Are you ready to pray inside your idol? That’s impossible isn’t it?
Bilal (radhi allahu anhu) the mu’adhin (caller for prayer) of the Prophet’s time used to STAND ON THE TOP OF THE KA’BA, to call people for prayer.
I BET ANYONE CAN DO THE SAME TO YOUR IDOL??? YOU STAND ON IT’S TOP? YOU DARE PUT YOUR LEG ON IT?
We did, BECAUSE IT’S NOT OUR GOD!!!
b) What about the black stone, you kiss it?
Okey, you say it’s an idol, just because we kiss it? Then I will quote the statement of Caliph Umar bin AlKhattaab (radhi allahu anhu), the one to whom Shaitaan feared.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 2, Book 26, Number 675:
Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father who said:
“Umar bin Al-Khattab addressed the Corner (black stone) saying, ‘By Allah! I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you.’ Then he kissed it and said, ‘There is no reason for us to do Ramal (in Tawaf) except that we wanted to show off before the pagans, and now Allah has destroyed them.‘ ‘Umar added, ‘(Nevertheless), the Prophet did that and we do not want to leave it (i.e. Ramal).’
You can get 3 solutions from this narration:
1) The Black Stone in itself doesn’t possess any power. It can’t benefit it can’t harm. (I don’t think you believe your idol does not possess any power?)
2) They did that during the pagans time, to show-off that they too are powerful now. (You should read the entire history to know the atrocities of the pagans and how much they belittled their own people just because they said MY GOD IS ONE!)
3) We would never touch the stone except that Prophet (Peace be upon him) had done it.
Personally I am saying, when I go to Makkah I don’t touch the stone. It’s so crowd there. AND IT’S NOTHING WRONG IF YOU DONT TOUCH IT AND KISS IT! YOU KISS IT, YOU DON’T KISS IT..IT’S ALL THE SAME!!
BECAUSE THE BLACK STONE IS NOT OUR GOD!!!
c) Why do you pray in a fixed direction?
Since all your claims went futile, you are picking up on directions now?!
I don’t see how praying towards ka’ba becomes an idol for you? NOTE: We pray TOWARDS Ka’ba and not TO ka’ba.
(I guess you will not say the same to your idol, because you clearly know YOU ARE PRAYING TO THAT IDOL).
Praying towards a fixed direction, in rows and rows is an excellent way of organizing us. Lots of people converted to Islaam, just after they saw the prayer of Muslims in person. DO YOU KNOW THAT? They wonder what an excellent system of prayer is this!!! You all are equal in front of your Lord, no matter white or black, rich or poor!
(Remember: What you see here is the top of the 3rd floor. The 1st and 2nd floors inside the masjid have been already filled!! And you will see people praying in the road if you are blessed being there. I wish you will get to go there one day, as a believer submitted to Him alone)
Actually, first God ordered us to pray towards Masjidul Aqsa in Jerusalem, and then the direction order came to Ka’ba. If we worshiped direction as a God, we wouldn’t be changing directions here n there. But we simply do it BECAUSE IT’S THE ORDER OF GOD!
Hey, even if there is no ka’ba WE WOULD STILL BE PRAYING TO OUR LORD in an uniform way. ARE YOU READY TO WORSHIP Y(OUR) GOD, WITHOUT AN IDOL???
d) See this picture, isn’t it a ‘shiva lingam’? (A shiva lingam is an idol of one of the Gods of Hinduism)
Hahahahaha.. this is one of the most funniest thing I had ever came around. 😀 😀 😀 😀
Its not shiva lingam or any other idol, it’s called ‘Makaam AlIbraahim’ meaning the place of Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him).
Look at the close picture of that.
I think I don’t need to explain anymore, this picture speaks for itself!
Just because you see something ovel shaped, THAT BECOMES YOUR GOD?
What can I say about your foolishness? Its a gold coated glass my dear.
I know you are biting your tongue!
ISLAAM IS THE RELIGION WHICH SAYS, STOP IDOLATRY AND COME TO WORSHIP OF ONE TRUE GOD!
Actually there were 360 idols inside ka’ba, BEFORE THE PRE-ISLAMIC PERIOD. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) destroyed all the idols and said, “WORSHIP BELONGS TO THE ONLY ONE GOD!!”
Till date, there is not even a single idol inside the entire city of Makkah and Madinah. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!
Before you ask me, “Why can’t I see God, if He is really there?”
I will ask you, “Can you see ‘ALL’ the creations of God?”
Can you see the air? But you still believe there is air right? You can’t even see the ‘cells’ from which you are made up of. Can you see your brain? But you still believe you have brain right?
erm..okey may be you scan yourself and show me you have brain, but what about the generations which passed without these scanning facilities? Did they admit they don’t have brain?
Can you see the sun blazing in the mid noon? You need coolers, sunscreens, umbrellas to help yourself from it.
After all a creation of God is so powerful like it makes blind.
WHAT ABOUT IT’S CREATOR??
HOW MUCH POWERFULL WILL BE THE ONE WHO CREATED ‘THE SUN’? HOW MUCH KNOWLEDGEABLE WILL BE THE ONE WHO CREATED ‘THE CELL’?
Just because you don’t see it, that doesn’t mean its not there!
I will tell you the story of Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) who wished to see God.
Moses (Peace be upon him) was in deep love with God and he wanted to see Him without a veil. Remember, he was the one to whom God spoke directly. Now lets see what God says,
“And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, “My Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You.” [Allah] said, “You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me.” But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He made it collapse to dust, and Moses fell unconscious. And when he awoke, he said, “Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers.”” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Height’ 7:143]
Look the mountain burst to pieces. Imagine the big giant mountain couldnt bear it’s Lord, WHAT ABOUT WE? And thats why Moses (Peace be upon Him) fell unconscious.
And remember our Lord said to him, “You can never see Me!”
A man to whom God spoke directly can never see Him, what about we?? Do we have more strength than the mountain which collapsed??
Ofcourse not, so shut your mind YOU CAN NEVER SEE HIM!
And to those who claim they see God daily, like their neighbour…surely they are seeing something but that’s not their (our) God. Then what is that? You need to wait a few more weeks to know it!!
See, WE CAN NEVER SEE GOD, then what makes you to picturize Him. HOW DARE YOU DO IT?
But don’t worry, it is only this world.
Those who believe in Him, and do righteous deeds in the way He mentioned will surely see Him in the Day of Judgement and in Paradise.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said, “The Day Of Resurrection is the first day any eye will look at Allah, the All-Great and All-Glorious”[Collected by Daraqutni & Darimi]
Sahih AlBukhari, Characteristics of Prayer 12: 770
Narrated Abu Huraira: The people said, “O Allah’s Messenger! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” He replied, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear (not cloudy) night?” They replied, “No, O Allah’s Prophet!” He said, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the sun when there are no clouds?” They replied in the negative. He said, “You will see Allah (your Lord) in the same way.”
“[Some] faces, that Day, will be shining and radiant. Looking at their Lord.“ [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Resurrection’ 75:22-23′]
So definitely we can see our Lord in the Hereafter, The One whom we worship daily in our life, The One whom makes us breathe till this second, The One who shows mercy even to those who deny Him.
IF WE WORSHIP HIM IN THE WAY HE SAID US TO.
Wisdom behind not seeing God in this life:
I admit I can’t see God in this life, but why?
There will be a reason behind each and every act of God, right?
So definitely there will be a reason behind not seeing God too!
It’s not a mystery, we will get once we think about it.
Imagine, if God is visible to us will anyone deny His presence?
Ofcourse not, and all of the human beings will be believers!!
If God wishes to make all of us as believers, definitely He can. There are 10s of verses in the Qur’aan stating that, “If God willed, He would have made you one nation”.
“And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed – all of them entirely.” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘Jonah’ 10:99]
“Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so raise to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The table spread with food’ 5:48]
“He has created the death and life, so that He may test you which of you are best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Dominion’ 67:2]
These verses are quite self explanatory, if God willed He would have made us all worship Him. But what He willed is to stay invisible and test who among us is going to worship Him and do righteous deeds.
We are in no way questioning Him! Whatever He wills, we just obey Him!
But readers! Even though He is invisible, He gaves us all means to know Him. He sent us numeroussss Prophets. He sent us His words. He gave us brain, wisdom, knowledge, reason to know that He is there now and always.
Now it is upto us, to decide whether we should believe in God or not! It is upto us to decide whether we should enter His Paradise or not!
Points to Note:
1. I cannot see God. 2. If I cannot see God, then I can never picturize Him too. 3. But I can see Him in the hereafter, if I worship Him in the way He wants me to be. 4. If God had willed, we all would worship Him. 5. But He willed, only to test who among us are best in deeds.
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