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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! 😀

Requirements For A God!

6 Apr

 

Requirements For A God!

       Hi there! I guess u have attempted the quiz and thought “You shouldn’t call this as a ‘quiz’” lol 😀

 

Well..anyways, if you have read God or Gods?<–if not click there, you would have come to know that the majority religions (almost all of them) claim that THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.

 

But claiming is not just sufficient isn’t it?

Truth in text but falsehood in practice.

 

Yes, 99% mankind knows that there is only one God but worship many ‘Gods’.

 

Yes! They worship many things as worshiping a God.

 

Now, why is this happening?

 

This happens because we don’t have proper understanding of ‘Who is God?’

 

Just because some one says, He is a God we shouldn’t believe in it.

We should examine, analyse, get convinced and then believe in it.

 

For me, God needs to fulfill certain requirements.. ofcourse there should be some qualifications.

 Afterall to be a manager in a company, you need some abilities. To be THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, He needs some abilities too.

 

Now I will tell you, what kind of requirements I list for God.

 

Requirement 1:

        He should have all powers, all allll powers. He should be able to create, protect and destroy.

 

Reason:

         I don’t believe in the concept of one God for creation (Brahma), one God for protection (Vishnu) and one God for destruction (Shiva).

 

Why can’t a creating God protect? Why can’t a protecting God destroy? A God should have all powers.

 

(For those who don’t know who are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva they are God’s’ of Hinduism. Majority say they are 3 different Gods and some say it is one God in 3 forms).

 

Requirement 2:

       If God gives something, no one should be able to take it back, except Him. If He takes away something, no one should be able to give it.

 

Reason:

       If God gives something and other takes it away, this means the former one has failed. My God will NEVER FAIL.

       This may seem a simple requirement but this is very important. If My God takes away my life, no one should be able to give it back, except Him.

 

Requirement 3:

      If God creates something, no one should be able to create the same thing. If My God created this sun, no one should be able to create another sun.

 

Reason:

     If I can make the same dish with same quality which you had made, then you are no special than me, why should I call you a great cook?!

     You should be unbeatable! MY GOD SHOULD BE UNBEATABLE!

 

Requirement 4:

     No one should be equal to my Lord. There should be a clear cut distinction between the CREATOR and the CREATIONS!

 

Reason:

     If I and my laptop looks the same, works the same (may be it works better than me! :D) then you won’t call me a human but a machine.

    If the Creator and the creations are of the same look, same qualities then I won’t call Him a Creator but just another creation.

 

Requirement 5:

     This is very important; whatever God says should over come time! It should have no time limit. It should be applicable in all times, in all areas.

 

Reason:

     The reason is apparent isn’t it? If what God says is inapplicable, you are not going to agree with Him. Are you?

So it should be logical and APPLICABLE!

 

    Only if, ONLY IF one fulfills all these requirements I will call Him a God and I will worship Him..

 

Good news! We do have a God who fulfills this and much more!

 

Wanna know how?

 

Availability 1:

 Creating:

 

Say, ” Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing.” [AlQur’aan last part of 13:16]

And your Lord creates whatever He wills and chooses; they have no choice (in any matter). Exalted is Allah and High above all that they associate as partners (with Him).” [AlQur’aan 28:68]

Protecting:

“Say, “Who is it that can protect you from Allah if He intends for you an ill or intends for you a mercy?” And they will not find for themselves besides Allah any protector or any helper.” [AlQur’aan 33:17]

 

Destroying:

“And your Lord would not have destroyed the cities unjustly while their people were reformers.” [AlQur’aan 11:117]

 

Availability 2:

“Whatever Allah grants to people of mercy – none can withhold it; and whatever He withholds – none can release it thereafter. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” [AlQur’aan 35:2]

 

Availability 3:

“Such is the Creation of Allah: now show Me what is there, that others besides Him have created: nay, but the Transgressors are in manifest error.” [AlQur’aan 31:11]

 

Availability 4:

“There is certainly nothing like Him. He is All-hearing and All-aware.” [AlQur’aan last part of 42:11]

 

Availability 5:

         You can’t get an one line answer for this. You need to read more to get it. Especially read ‘Our’ Lord’s Final Revelation AlQur’aan AlKareem, a book where there is no doubt.

“That is the Book, where there is no doubt, a guidance to the God fearing” [2:2]

Don’t forget to click here.

So there is a God who possess all these requirements can ONLY BE ONE!

“Say: He is the God, the One and Only” [AlQur’aan 112:1]

 

Think if for yourself and we will carry on with ‘The Acid Test for God’, if God so wills it.

stop0think!

Are You A ‘Diest’?

1 Apr

 

 

Are You A ‘Diest’?

          From all these things which we have seen before, can you realize that there is a God which created everything including the universe? You should be sure that nature is not God, love is not God but God is a separate entity. If not take 3 more days and think for yourself.

 

Still if you cannot believe that there is a God, don’t hesitate to explain your side in the comments section below.

 

Now we go to the next stage,

 

There is a God who created this world but thereafter He left the world. He has no control over it or to the lives of the people.

 

People who believe in this are called ‘Diests’.

 

Unfortunately most of us are diests. We believe in God but we say that we are free of God’s need.

 

“Yes there is a God but we don’t need Him” <–Most of us say this, right?

 

“He don’t need to tell me what the right way is, I will find it for myself” <–We are in this ugliest state.

 

My Dear Reader, if you are a Diest consider these points.

 

Point 1:

       No one will create something without a purpose. Even you will not create a thing without a purpose. NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION… Isn’t it?

 

Even you a human will not do it, then how come the Creator of all these excellent excellent things around us, created them without a purpose?

 

How can you believe that YOU ARE A CREATION WITHOUT A PURPOSE?

 

You are just putting yourself down..

 

Think what ‘Your’ Lord says,

“And We did not create the heavens and earth, and all that is between them, in mere play.” [AlQur’aan 44:38]

 

“Does man think that he will be left uncontrolled, (without purpose)?” [AlQur’aan 75:36]

Think think think… How can we be created without a purpose?

 

Point 2:

   “Okey!!! God created me for some purpose but I don’t want Him!” <– Are you saying this?

 

Oh my little brain! It is not God who needs you. IT IS YOU WHO NEED HIM.

It is you who need Him to BREATHE not your GOD.

It is you who need Him to TWINKLE YOUR EYE not your GOD.

It is you who need Him to WALK, TALK, and SMILE not your GOD.

It is you who need Him to EAT, DRINK, and SLEEP not your GOD.

It is you who need Him in EVERY SECOND OF YOUR LIFE not your GOD!!!

  

Even if you say NO for all those questions, when there comes a time of necessity, when a lion is in front of you.. You will shout, “O GOD!! SAVE MEEE!!!!

  

Yes indeed IT IS TRUE,

“O mankind, you are those in need of Allah, while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.” [AlQur’aan 35:15]

  

Point 3:

     We are in need of our Lord. But to ask our needs to our Lord there are certain ways.

“What certain ways?? He should grant my wishes in whatever manner I ask Him” <–Do you say this?

  

Look my reader!

There are certain manners, ways for each n every act in our life. We do expect it from our fellow beings, don’t we?

Even if your kid comes n asks u, “You crazy dad/mum! Why can’t you buy a pencil for me?” What u gonna tell her? Will u get the thing for her?

Nope! You are going to teach her to be polite and to be respectfull.

And this is the way, manner she is supposed to follow.

 

Afterall we human beings expect this, then what about our Lord, the AllPowefull and All Praise Worthy??

Think! You will get what I mean.

 

Your God will provide you even if you don’t ask Him. BUT THAT WILL NOT BE AN EVERLASTING PROVISION!!

There are certain ways to get that EVERLASTING PROVISION!

 

And this is a very complex point. People will say, “Only I can say what the correct way is and not the God”.

 

So we get two sub points here,

a. Ways which people created for themselves.

b. Ways which God created for us.

 

Point 3a:

Ways which people created for themselves:

        Unfortunately, 99.9% ways are created by people. Ways created by people for people. These ways will always have faults in them no matter how perfect we try to make them. We humans always err.

        If we look at the religious side, Buddha. Buddha was a man. Even he didn’t call himself as God. The things which he said were good things nothing wrong in them. But where the problem comes is Buddha was a human. He is not here anymore. He will not know if I disobey him.

   A X-Buddhist said, “I will say all the mantras of good behaviour then I will cover the statue of Buddha and start drinking wine!!”

   “Why because Buddha will never know what I am doing! I am good for the outer world.”

 

     Uhh.. THIS WILL BE RESULT OF FOLLOWING A MAN MADE WAY!

 

Point 3b:

Ways which God created for us:

         Again this is also a very critical point. There is no doubt in saying that we should follow the ways which God wanted us to follow but what is that way?

We have numerous ways claiming that it is the Godly way.

 

No worries, if you do some research you will find that 99% ways have the works of men init.

May be that way will be revived, renewed, reviewed my men… Whatever it is… even if any microscopic change is done to it… IT IS NOT A GODLY WAY ANYMORE!!

 

Lets go deeper in the future posts, if God so wills it.

 

What you have to know from this post is,

1. There is a God.

2. He did not create me and this universe without a purpose.

3. God wanted us to live in a specific manner.

4. If I don’t obey Him, there is no loss for Him.

5. But I will be the loser because it is me who needs Him.

 

Stop0think!

Are Muslims DisOrganised?!

23 Mar

 

                                              ARE  MUSLIMS  DISORGANISED?

 ESTAWOO = Arrange yourselves

THIS IS REALLY TRUE..!! 

 In the program called (ONE FAMILY) on MAJD channel.

The speaker was Dr.Yahya Alyahya (head of the CALL to Islam Committee)

 He said that Muslims are never disorganized; they just need to be CONVINCED.

THEN HE TOLD A STORY OF AN AMERICAN NON MUSLIM MAN WHO WAS DISCUSSING ABOUT ISLAM WITH HIM WHILE HE WAS WATCHING LIVE .ON BROADCAST OF SALAT ISHA FROM KAABAH, ON TV

The American man was so amazed of how crowded is the masjid, more than 3 million Muslims were there at the last nights of the holy month of Ramadan, so crowded, so disorganized.

……                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                               

The sheikh asked the Non-Muslim man: How long do you think they’ll take to organize themselves in rows and start the Salaat?

He answered: at least 2-3 hours

The sheikh said: but the masjid (HARAM) of Kaaba is 4 floors

The man said: OH, this’s will make it about 12 hours then

 

 

  The sheikh said: put in your mind that they are from countries all over the world with different languages.

 The American man said: THEN IT’s IMPOSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE THEM BY ANY MEANS!!

Then the Salaat time came, and sheikh Sudais of Makkah stood up and said

 (ESTAWOO)=Arrange

 yourselves

  And within seconds, the whole scene changed and the crowd of 3 million Muslims arranged themselves in well-organized rows in NO TIME !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The American man stared at the TV screen for a moment, and then said:

 

 

ASHASH-HADU AN LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH

 

 

WA ASH-HADU ANNA MOHAMMADAN  RASOOLOLLAH.

 

 
(I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship

 

 

 but ALLAH, and I bear witness that Mohammad is

 

 

 His Servant and Messenger)
 
 

“O Allaah grant a good end to all our matters and save us from humiliation in the world and the punishment of the Hereafter.” (Sunan Ahmed)

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