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Is Ka’ba an Idol?

26 May

Is Ka’ba an idol?

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!

Next thinking –> Is God He or She or It?

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Course “Mission Sharee’ah” by Illume Academy

8 Apr

I am pleased to share few updates of online courses in this section.

Course Title : Mission Sharee’ah

Offered by : Illume Academy 

Promo Video:

About the course:

 

There is some other reason. Check!!!

Just 4 questions…

1. Why did Islaam prohibit Alcohol? Is it because it intoxicates? Not exactly! There is some other reason…

2. Why did Islaam prohibit Suicide? Is it because we are harming ourselves? Not exactly again! There is some other reason…

3. Why did Islaam prohibit Prostitution? Is it because it is an illegal relationship? Hmm. Not on the spot!  There is some other reason…

4. Why did Islaam prohibit Riba (Usury)? Is it because it is taking other’s wealth unlawfully? Closer but not precise! There is some other reason…

We can hear you say, “Fine! If it is for other reasons, then what’s the exact reasons?”

That’s the point! Did you realize that each of the above cases is linked to some higher objectives of Islaamic law? Yes! There’s a link!

“Then what is that link called? What’s the exact answer for all?”

To answer it generally, it is “Goals of the Sharee’ah.” If you like to know the specific answer, then you have to attend the workshop.

Come and learn Maqaasid ash Sharee’ah or as we call it “Mission Sharee’ah” !!!

 

                        Taught by

Shaykh Imtiyaz Damiel (UK)

Abu Abd Allah Imtiyaz Damiel was born in Blackburn, England; and he is married, with three children. He completed five years of an Alim training course and A-levels in Blackburn. He then went on to complete a BA Hons degree in Arabic and Islaamic studies at the University of Leeds.

In 2003 he completed a diploma in Arabic and Islaamic studies after which he completed another BA Hons degree in Islaamic studies, specialising in Hadeeth & Tafseer at King Saud University in Riyadh. He is currently still at King Saud University where he is enrolled in the Masters program in Hadeeth & Tafseer.

His thirst for knowledge had earlier taken him to study in San’a and Toronto as well. His other areas of study include educational & child psychology, orientalism and comparative religions. Sheikh Imtiyaz has also worked as chief editor for a number of organisations and is presently an instructor at Islamic Online University and AlKauthar. He has also written over thirty articles and research papers. In his spare time he likes swimming, football and reading. He is also an avid book collector.

    Why should you attend?

  • To understand the general framework of the Sharee’ah and the entire visualization of Islam

  • To recognize the wisdom/objectiveness/rational nature behind laws and texts of Sharee’ah

  • To understand whether we should take the law by its spirit or by the text

  • To realize how Sharee’ah operates upon a single system in which there is no contradiction

  • To understand how Sharee’ah cannot become outdated

“It is noted that Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah), believed that people who are most likely to be on the truth, are those who linked the Islamic rulings with the Higher Objectives meant by the Legislator.”

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                Workshop Info

  • Date: 9th & 10th April, 2011

  • Timing: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM IST (GMT +5:30)

  • Venue: Hotel Abu Palace, Poonamallee High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu(India)

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Is Everything God?

3 Apr

 

Is everything God?

            Now that we realized ‘there is a God’, we need to make sure that everything is not God.

 

Two types of extremists are out there. One who says ‘There is no God’ and the other says ‘Everything is God’.

 

For the 2nd group whatever they see is God.

 

Bench God, desk God, u God, me God, tree God, stone God.

 

Yes… u r right …Hinduism concept… (If you really know…Hinduism doesn’t preach this concept it is ‘Hindus’ who do it without any religious basis)

 

Even a child will not say everything is God…

If it knows chair cannot be a God,

Pencil cannot be a God,

Car cannot be a God,

Pig cannot be a God.

 

Because of this concept, Hindus worship idols…

They say, “God is manifest in ‘everything’ (!!!!) But He is more manifest in gold, silver, brass, certain kinds of rocks. So we make idols out of them and we worship the God inside it”

 

Simple question, “Where did you get this from? Do you have any religious basis for that?”

“Is that because some ‘man’ told you or is it the word of God?”

 

For the 1st part of ur answer…u urself know that God is not manifest in everything… and for ur 2nd part u should have a proof for it.

 

See, because of your dangerous concept of ‘Everything is God’ people fall in various evil things including worshipping the natural elements like sun, moon and animals like cows, monkeys..

 

Worship is something which God deserves. He only He deserves it.

He is the One providing for u…making u breathe… making u read this all way… but YOU ARE WORSHIPPING THINGS OTHER THAN HIM!!

 

What is this? This is all UNFAIR!

 

I watched a man in television saying, “We are benefiting from all these natural elements then what’s wrong in protecting and preserving them?”

 

No wrong! Absolutely no wrong in protecting and preserving them.

But you are worshipping it. There is a difference between protecting and worshipping.

 Natural elements deserve our protection but not our worship.

 

They are ‘created’ by God for the purpose of benefiting us. It is God who deserves our worship, not these creations.

 Come we both can protect them but if you call me for worship, “I am sorry I WILL NOT WORSHIP THE CREATIONS BUT THE CREATOR”.

 

So make sure that ‘Everything is not God but Everything is God’s”.

 

Don’t merge the Creator with the Creations.. He has created all these things for a purpose and how bad it is..we start worshipping the created things??

 

Consider these verses of ‘Your’ Lord,

“And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah, who created them, if it should be Him that you worship.” [AlQur’aan 41:37]

 

And they worship other than Allah that which neither harms them nor benefits them, and they say, “These are our intercessors with Allah ” Say, “Do you inform Allah of something He does not know in the heavens or on the earth?” Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him.” [AlQur’aan 10:18]

 

“Say, [O Muhammad], “Have you considered that which you invoke besides Allah? Show me what they have created of the earth; or did they have partnership in [creation of] the heavens? Bring me a scripture [revealed] before this or a [remaining] trace of knowledge, if you should be truthful.“” [AlQur’aan 46:4]

 

“You worship not besides Him except [mere] names you have named them, you and your fathers, for which Allah has sent down no authority. Legislation is not but for Allah. He has commanded that you worship not except Him. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.” [AlQur’aan 12:40]

 

Think! Think! Stop0think!!

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