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‘Image’ of God in Islaam!

15 May

‘Image’ of God according to Islam:

           We discussed the images of God according to various religious scriptures. You might think, “Okay, where is Islam there?”
You need to wait no longer to know the answer!

We saw some scriptures saying “God has no image at all” and we might realize those people worship “infinite number of images”.
As Islam is the ‘middle way’. It takes a middle approach in this too.

God has an image THAT IS SUITABLE TO HIS MAJESTY.
There are numerous verses in His Last Book saying that He has hand, eyes, shin etc etc.
Lemme quote a few,


Say: “All the bounty is in the Hand of Allah; He grants to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, the All-Knower.” [AlQur’an Chapter ‘The Family of Imran’ 3:73]

Say: “O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.” [AlQur’an Chapter ‘The Family of Imran’ 3:26]

“And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our Inspiration, and address Me not on behalf of those who did wrong; they are surely to be drowned.”  [AlQur’an Hud 11:37]

“Some faces that Day shall be shining and radiant. Looking at their Lord.”  [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Resurrection’ 75:22,23]

God unveiling His shin to the believers+hypocrites in the Day of Judgement,

“(Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be uncovered (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do so,” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Pen’ 68:42]

In Sahih AlBukhari  (Book #93, Hadith #510),
Narrated ‘Abdullah: “A Jew came to the Prophet and said, “O Muhammad! Allah will hold the heavens on a finger, and the mountains on a finger, and the trees on a finger, and all the creation on a finger, and then He will say, ‘I am the King.’ “ On that Allah’s Prophet smiled till his premolar teeth became visible, and then recited:–
“They have not appraised Allah with true appraisal, while the earth entirely will be [within] His grip on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded in His right hand. Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him.” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Groups’ 39:67]
‘Abdullah added: “Allah’s Messenger smiled (at the Jew’s statement) expressing his wonder and believe in what was said.” 

Allah’s laugh (Book #73, Hadith #245) and Allah’s foot (Book #60, Hadith #371) are also mentioned in Sahih AlBukhari.

          

            Being said that, I would strongly mention that THIS WOULD NEVER GIVE US PERMISSION TO MAKE IMAGES OF GOD!

Why?
Because God has said,

There is nothing like a likeness of Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.”  [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘Consultation’ 42:11]

See, THE IMAGE OF GOD HAS NO LIKENESS TO HIS CREATIONS.

       This is not something hard to understand. Just because we and our God has an image that doesn’t mean both should look the same!
Like, we have a leg and a donkey has a leg. Both are called ‘leg’, BUT THEY DON’T RESEMBLE THE SAME!

Whatever we make as God will have a likeness to what we have seen. We cannot make something which we don’t see.
Whatever we make will have a similitude in the creations of this world. For example: A unicorn is a mixture of animals (lion tail, goat’s beard, deer’s feet, horse body, twisted horn etc).
See, we make fantasy with all those animals.

       HOW CAN WE DO THIS TO GOD, THE ONE WHO CREATED ALL THESE THINGS?

Just Remember, whatever we imagine as God, IS EXACTLY WHAT HE ISN’T!
    Because, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE HIM 🙂

So based on the above quotes, we AFFIRM, God has an image THAT SUITS HIS MAJESTY.
And also we DENY, we shouldn’t make any images of the God which we haven’t seen?

WAIT A MINUTE: CAN GOD BE SEEN?

                  Aha! Scratch your head until tomorrow! 😀

Acid Test For GOD!

23 Apr

 

 Acid Test for God:

                I shall begin this post by asking you a question.

 

EXPLAIN YOUR GOD IN JUST 4 LINES.

 

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OKey..okey..I see your eyes rolling..so allow me to explain it …

 

1. God is only ONE.

2. He is perfect (doesn’t require anything from anyone).

3. He has got no parents and no children.

4. There is nothing equal to Him.

 

          Shhh.. before you start praising me for my intelligence (??!! 😀 😀 )..lemme tell you that these are not my own explanations.

          This is the explanation of God. Yes! GOD EXPLAINED HIMSELF IN THIS WAY!

 

Proclaim “He is Allah, He is One.” (1)

“Allah, Who is in need of none and of Whom all are in need” (2)

“He has no offspring, nor is He born from anything.” (3)

“And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.” (4)

[God’s Last Words AlQur’aan Chapter 112]

 

What an excellent verses..excellent excellent verses..!!!

 

I challenge u..!!

U CAN NEVER FIND SUCH CONSECUTIVE 4 LINES DESCRIBING GOD..IN ANYOTHER SCRIPTURE..

I challenge u YOU CAN NEVER FIND IT!!

 

This is a treasure which we got from GOD..Why not adore it???

 

Yes! we take the same verses as our steps for acid test..

 

Whenever u say something is God..it should fulfill these 4 steps..

 

For example..if we say Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is God..(I seek refuge in God from saying so!)..do ACID TEST..

 

Step 1:

Is Muhammad (Peace be upon him) one and only??

      Muhammad means ‘one who is much praised’..so no..we hv many Muhammads here..and also he was a messenger of God and again no..we hv many messengers of God ‘before him’ including PROPHET MOSES AND PROPHET JESUS (May Allah be pleased with them all)

 

Step 1 FAILED!

 

Step 2:

 Is Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in need of nothing?  

     Nope..he drank..he ate..he slept..he married..he was in need of everything like a human being..

 

Step 2 FAILED!

 

Step 3:

Did Muhammad (Peace be upon him) hv no parents n children?

      Noooo 🙂 🙂 ..his father was Abdullah ibn Abdul Muttalib and his mother was Ameenah bint Wahab.

 

He got 7 children: AlQasim, Zainab, Ruqaiyah, Umm Kulthoom, Fatimah, Abdullah and Ibrahim. (radhi allahu anhum)

 

Step 3 FAILED!

 

Step 4:

Is he uncomparable?

    mm..May be u can say..he is the LAST PROPHET..and all humans who come ‘after him’ are supposed to take him as their guide for their ‘eternal success’. We NEVER say He is God..May God forbid us..

 

    But he is the most loved human being on the face of this earth..May Allah’s Peace n Blessings be upon him..

 

So Step 4 FAILED!

 

     Now my dear readers! You put ur God in these 4 steps and check whether he is surviving them..

 

If not ?!…

 

        I am sorry..u r worshipping SOMETHING OTHER THAN GOD! 😦

 

          THE ONE TRUE GOD FULFILLS ALL THESE STEPS AND MORE THAN THAT..

        AND I WORSHIP HIM ALONE!!

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU???

Yes… YOU??

 

Stop0think!

 

Referred: Dr.Zakir Naik’s Hinduism FAQ

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