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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! 😀

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!!

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!

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