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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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Image(s) of ‘GOD’ from Sikhism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism!

2 May

Image(s) of ‘GOD’ from Sikhism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism:

         Okay, now that we know according to Hinduism and Jewism/Christianity one should not picturize God ‘as they do it now’. Today we will discuss what Sikhism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism says about it!

Sikhism:

The Guru Granth Sahib, the central scripture and Guru of Sikhs, strongly rejects idolatry. Idolatry is also rejected by the Dasam Granth a scripture by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, and within numerous rehatnamas (documents codifying the code of conduct of the Sikh religion), such as the Sikh Rehat Maryada and the Budha Dal Rehatnama.

Sikhism criticises the practice of using idols to represent God and pray to him.

BUT NOW!!

Human figures of religious significance, such as the Sikh gurus, are common in ‘modern’ Sikhism, and the Sikh attitude to non-religious images is generally relaxed.

Mouth Shut (??!!)

Buddhism:

  • The historical Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama or Shakyamuni) neither regarded himself nor wished to be regarded as a God.

  • In any of the ‘Sacred’ texts of Buddhism we do not find any evidence or statement approving or promoting of idol worship by Buddha.

  • On the contrary, Buddha has opposed making of idols, when Ananda, a close relative, the most devoted attendant and a leading monk sought permission to make an idol of Buddha.

  • The practice of idol worship in present day Buddhism is an innovation, defying the teachings of Buddha.

Christmas Humpreys, author of the book ‘Buddhism’, says of himself that he studied Buddhism for thirty years and of Buddhism in the world today he knows more than most and he has this to say about the Buddhist Scriptures:

“The Buddha himself wrote nothing, and none of his teaching was written down for at least four hundred years after his death. We, therefore do not know what the Buddha taught, any more than we know what Jesus taught; and today at least four schools, with sub-division in each, proclaim their own view as to what is Buddhism”.

The disappearance of original teachings and practices of Buddha are almost complete today, for the Buddhists are sunk in superstitions, idol worship and Hindu religious rituals. Original Buddhism has changed colors completely.

  • H.G. Wells (An Outline of History Page 392) has described this in a very terse language. “Gautama’s disciples have cared more for the preservation of his tree than of his thought, which from the first they distorted and misconceived (the Bodh tree which helped him to rest his back, while achieved ‘enlightenment’, still exists and with a sapling from the original tree planted in Sri Lanka, the Sri Maha Bodi in Anuradapura , venerated and worshipped excessively)”.

Writing on the corruption of Buddhism, Mr. Wells makes the following interesting observations:

“Tibet today is a Buddhist country, yet Gautama could he return to earth, might go from end to end of Tibet seeking his own teaching in vain.

About this Buddhist countryside he would discover a number of curious little mechanisms, little wind-wheels and water-wheels spinning, on which brief prayers were inscribed. Every time these things spin, he would learn, it counts as a prayer. ‘To whom?’, he would ask.

The most striking and undisputable statement about the authenticity of the Buddhist scriptures is by Chief Monk Akuratiye Amarawansa, Chancellor of the Vidyodaya Buddhist University (Pirivena), Maligakanda, Colombo; Scholar of the Tripitaka and Chief Monk of Southern Sri Lanka. In his preface to the Sinhala translation of Deega Nikaya, he has expressed the following:

  • “The Deega Nikaya that we see today cannot be assuredly said to be the same one that was presented to the first reform council (Dharma Sangayana). Many reform councils were held subsequently and these Nikayas and divisions would have been subjected to many changes. Therefore, the most acceptable view would be that the present Deega Nikaya is a collection of sutras subjected to changes, additions and deletions taken place after the first reform council.”

So if you find anything to be in favour of ‘idol worship’ in Buddhism.. simply remind yourself of ‘Cheif Monk’ Akuratiye’s Statement.

For additional Reading: http://www.allaahuakbar.net/buddhism/reality_of_idol_worship_and_buddhism.htm

Zoroastrianism:

 Idol worship is prohibited in Zoroastrianism’s Sacred Scriptures too!

Chapter 68.

1. I also saw the souls of a man and a woman (2) whom they ever DRAG, the man to heaven and the woman to HELL. (3) And the woman’s hand was caught in the knot and sacred thread [kusti] of the man, (4) and she said thus: ‘How is it when we had every benefit in union, among the living, (5) now they are dragging thee to heaven, and me to HELL?’

6. And the man said thus: ‘Because whatever things I received of the good and worthy, I also gave them back to the poor; (7) and I practised good thoughts and good words and good deeds; (8) I also heeded God, and disregarded the demons; (9) and I have been steadfast in the good religion.

10. But you despised the good and poor and worthy and travellers; (11) you also disregarded God, and YOU WORSHIPPED IDOLS; (12) and practised evil thoughts and evil words and evil deeds; (13) and you have been steadfast in the religion of ahriman and the demons.’

– THE BOOK OF ARDA VIRAF, a holy book of Zoroastrianism..

  • Idol Worship is considered as a transgression of Zoroastrian commandment. For Scriptural verification,please refer to Patet Pashemani Manthra, Kardeh 10 word 21 (ozdist parasti).

I am asking you O! My dear Zoroastrians..

What do you think about ‘fire’? Is it not an idol? I mean do you think an idol is only made up of clay or a stone?

You say you worship your God through fire.. exactly this is what idol worshippers say.. WE WORSHIP OUR GOD THROUGH THIS ..!!

THINK!

Wait for: Replies to ‘Idol Worshippers’!

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

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!

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