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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! 😀

Image(s) of ‘GOD’ from Hinduism and Christian/Jewism Scriptures!

30 Apr

 

 

What’s the image of GOD?

 Now that we know God is outside us..we try to understand whats the image of God? Firstly DOES HE HAVE ANY IMAGE?

mm.. to know whats the image of GOD lets look what ‘The Religious Scriptures’ had to say in it.

 

I begin with Hinduism:

 

Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 Verse 19:

 “Na tasya pratima asti”

 “There is no likeness of Him”

 (The Principal Upanishad by S.RadhaKrishnan pg 736&737 and in the Sacred Books of East, Volume 15, The Upanishads Part 2, Page no 253)

 

          Soo..there is no likeness of Him..whatever we portray as God should not have any likeness to anything we see in this world..

  

O my Hindu Readers!

   Dont your God(s) look like humans? may be animals too??

 

Think.. stop0think!

 

Yajur Ved Chapter 32 Verse 3:

 “na tasya pratima asti”

 “There is no image of Him”

 (The Yajurveda by Devi Chand M.A. pg. 377)

 

           wow..what a clear-cut verse!

 

Look O Hindus, ‘Your’ Scripture says ‘There is no image for God’ .

You have ‘thousands of images’ for God.

What are you doing hun..?

 

Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 verse 20:

“na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam”.

“His form cannot be seen, no one sees Him with the eye”.

(The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 737)

(And in Sacred books of the East Volume 15, the Upanishad part II, Page no. 253)

 

           Got it? His form can never be seen. So who saw God and told you that He got 10 heads and 20 hands and He has snake in His head??

 Really.. WHO TOLD YOU THAT?

 

Yajurved Chapter 40 Verse 9:

“Andhatma pravishanti ye assambhuti mupaste”

“They enter darkness, those who worship natural things.”

           E.g. worship of natural elements air, water, fire, trees etc.

It further continues and says,

“They sink deeper in darkness those who worship sambhuti i.e. created things”

          E.g. created things such as table, chair, idols etc.

(Yajurveda Samhita by Ralph T. H. Griffith pg. 538)

 

      I really don’t want to interpret this, DO I?

You yourself can understand what you are doing now will make you ‘SINK DEEPER IN DARKNESS!’.

 

To my Hindu Readers!

     Seriously I am asking you ‘one question’ HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE READ YOUR SCRIPTURES ‘FULLY’?

Why don’t you follow it then?

 

WHY……..?????

 

I just don’t understand 😦

You are contradicting your Scriptures and that’s not Hinduism anymore!

 

PLEASE THINK!

 

I will now move to the ‘Abrahamic Religions’:

            In all Abrahamic Religions ‘idolatory’ is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

    Within Christianity, Protestants strictly prohibit idols and the ‘Catholics’ are quite ‘convinced’ that ‘God has created man in his form’ so it is ‘OK’ to worship God as man. (??!!)

 

The well-known popular ‘Ten Commandments’ (RSV Exodus 20:3-6) are:

“You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

 

         Look.. we should not make any image in the likeness of anything above the ‘heaven’..

 

So.. Michelangelo’s images of GOD .. RIGHT OR WRONG?

 

Exodus 20: 3-5

“Those who hate God make false images of things in heaven and
worship them.”

             mm.. so ‘YOU’ are ‘God-Haters’ or ‘God-Lovers’?

  

Deuteronomy 7:25

“The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire.”

                 woww.. quite SERIOUS.. isn’t it?

 

Exodus 34:12-14

“12)Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

13) But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

14) For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”

 

          So it not only prohibits making images of God but it also ORDERS TO DESTROY THOSE IMAGES.

 

Exodus 20:5

“You shall not worship them.” (False idols and images).

                    NO..NEVER..DONT DO IT..!!

STOP!

 

In the ‘Torah’:

           In a number of places, the Hebrew Bible makes clear that God has no shape or form, and is utterly incomparable; thus no idol, image, idea, or anything comparable to creation could ever capture God’s essence.

For example, when the Israelites were by God in Deut. 4:15, they see no shape or form.  

         The Bible has many terms for idolatry, and their usage represents the horror with which they filled the writers of the Bible.

 

Thus idols were stigmatized as,

1. “non-God” (Deut. 32:17, 21; Jer. 2:11),

2. “things of naught” (Lev. 19:4 et passim),

3. “vanity” (Deut. 32),

4. “iniquity” (1 Sam. 15:23),

5. “wind and confusion” (Isa. 41:29 ),

6. “the dead” (Ps. 106:28),

7. “carcasses” (Lev. 26:30; Jer. 16:18),

8. “a lie” (Isa. 44:20 et passim), and similar epithets.

  

To my Christian Readers!

What is the authenticity that Jesus (Peace be upon him) looked like what you have? What is the proof?

Did Jesus (Peace be upon him) was white-face blue-eyed American? Where did you get this from?

It was hundred years after the disappearance of Jesus (Peace be upon him), they dreamt all these ‘false’ images of him. Most of them are the ‘products’ of Roman Catholic Church and some very unGodly people!.

I am not accusing your scriptures. I am accusing your actions WHICH CONTRADICT YOUR SCRIPTURES!

 

I know of ‘few’ Hindus and ‘few’ Christians/Jews who do not favour idol worship.. GOOD FOR THEM!

But.. quite a handful of people can’t hide something which is happening apparently within their religion..so THINK!

Sought the help of 'wikipedia'.

 

To be continued…

Up next: Image(s) of ‘GOD’ in Sikhism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism!

 

Little About Me

25 Apr

 

I got a response from one of my friends..we used to have a little chit chat about Islam..bt this conversation is worth posting here..it may clarify certain facts about me and it may help others.

Give it a read!

“Great work 🙂
Big problem in this era of dot com is good amount of religious content is available on net but authenticating the same is real real test for the surfer. Most of the Islamic sites on internet are misleading.

One day I thought of reading biography of first Caliph Hz.Abu Bakr Siddiq(RZ) and with my search query I got beautiful pdf. I started reading and every thing mention there was absolutely correct and nothing was contradicting but when I reached middle of pdf there was some thing written about sect Khadiyaani. The author is praising the sect and its founder, I was shocked to see that and deleted that pdf.

Similarly for the newbies its is really difficult to learn Islam on internet, but the kind of work you are doing is really good and its our duty of promote those sites among Ummah.

What is your opinion on Abdul Wahab Najdi? As far as I know he is the real biddah(innovator) in Islam and most of his teachings are misleading to innocent muslims. I heard that guy is khawaraji and people who are following him are extremist.
Hadith of Prophet Mohammed(Peace be upon him) “Jews were divided into 72 sects and my Ummah will be divided into 73 sects and out of 73 sects only one sect will enter into Heaven”
So every follower of different sects raises this question which is that sect who are on correct path?

May Allah(SWT) by the grace of blessed Sandal of Prophet Muhammed(PUBH) guide us the true path Ameen.”

My Reply:

Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

      What u r saying is true.. many sites leads to misinterpretation of Islaam, mostly shiates.. and people start thinking grave worship is good too!! na’oodubillah we seek refuge in Allah..

 

      To be frank.. i don really knw who Abdul Wahab Najdi is…

if He was to be an inhabitant of Paradise..i would be questioned by Allah for my words..

If he was a deviant, i hv nothing to talk abt him.. We dont know.. Allah knows…so lemme refrain from saying anything in shaa allah..

 

      Yes.. the hadith u quoted is a well famous hadith..and everyone who quotes this says they are on that right path..lol allaahu musta’aan..

 

      If u ask me what I am going to say…

 

There r people who say.. take it only from qur’aan n sunnah… and there r people who say blindly follow an imaam..he is infallible..

 

       Bt not me..as Islam is the middle path.. i go in the middle path too.. I need Qur’an n sunnah as lungs.. and good righteous imaams as the nasal pathway for air to enter lungs..

 

     U see.. air can have impurities too.. what i take from imaams ‘may’ hv some __ too..bt once it reaches the lungs (qur’an n sunnah)..oxygen gets separated and the impurity goes out via the same path..

 

 

       Without the quran n sunnah u r doomed..without the imaams it will be hard for u to check everything bck to qur’aan n sunnah.. that nasal passage guides air direct to the lungs.. and lungs do the job of purifying..u gt my point?

 

To be fair..i dont hv that much knowledge to understand everything from qur’aan n sunnah.. we cant ignore the gr8 works of Imam Abu Hanifa, Malik, Shafi’i or Ahmad or any other imaam.. May Allah bless them all..

 

        Rather I wont say, follow one imam juz blindly.. thats where we do mistake..when a statement of imam goes clearly against the quran or sunnah.. Allah n His Messenger shld be ur priority… WHY DO YOU WANT TO BREATH COAL N SAY LUNGS WILL DO ITS JOB?

 

       And i wont start blaming that imaam, if he did a mistake..that may be due to many circumstances.

       Doing a mistake is not a mistake. But following that mistake after knowing it as a mistake is a mistake..lol (hope i am nt confusing u)

 

 Thats what we study in our syllabus..there were many circumstances which lead to difference of opinions between the imaams.. if we study their history we will know that if those imaams came to knw something goes against authentic sunnah.. immediately they would hv changed their view..THEN WHY NOT WE?

 

As I am studying fiqh..i can appreciate all the 4 imams .. if u knw..they were students within themselves.. Shafi’i learnt from student of Abu Hanifa , Ahmad learnt from Shafi’i..maa shaa allaah ta’aala..

 

      But now..people say I am a shaafi’i n i dont take anything from Hanafis.. I am Hambali n i dont care abt Malikis..

 

      We r all muslims in the first place.. thats y i don prefer giving me any title.. hanafi, maliki, shafi’i, hambali, wahhabi, salafi whatsoever.. i am a muslim n only a muslim.

Note: I am not saying giving a title next to our name is deviation..I am in no position to say that! For myself I juz don prefer it.

 

      I can agree with all knowledgeable imaams as long as i see their proofs in qur’aan n sunnah n as long as i dont see them in the deviated path..(khawarij, shia etc)..

         

        I dont say all of them except me r deviated a’oodubillaah…bcoz…i am only a bug..which strives n slowly crawls behind our beloved Prophet (sal allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).

 

       It is Allah who is free of All Mistakes..and it is He to whom we surrender..no help except His help n no protection except His protection..allahumma ameen.

 

DEAR READERS!

THIS IS TO CLARIFY ABOUT MY POSITION AND MY BLOG!

stop0think!

 

 

 

To A ‘So-Called’ Muslim ‘Jihaadist’!

13 Apr

 

To A ‘So-Called’ Muslim ‘Jihaadist’!

            I saw a blog named ‘Jih@d’, the very first post i saw there was titled Rap song ‘Make Jihad with me’.
It turned my eyes reddd & boiled my blood.

First lemme post what kinda lyrics were they,

“Send me a cruise like Maa’lam Adam al Ansari
And send me a couple of tons like Zarqawi
And send me a drone like Abu Laith al Libi
And Special Forces like Saleh Ali Nabhani

Send me all four and send me much much more
I pray for that on my way to heavens door
Send me four and send me more, that what I implore
An amazing martyrdom I strive for and adore

There’s nothing as sweet as the taste of a tank shell
But it could be compared to being where the mortar fell
But all that could be seen as tasteless
Compared to smart bombs falling when they don’t miss

It was a beautiful day, when that predator paradise missile sent me on my way
A one way ticket with no stops or delays, no problems in the grave nor fear on that day
Or better yet send me a cruise, and send me on a cruise
Family rejoices at the news and follows me in what I do

I profess and strive against those who oppress and transgress
I obsess not depress for martyrdom success
Make Jihad With Me

Allahu Akbar Give Some More Bounty
Attack America Now!
Martyrdom or Victory
We take it Nairobi to Addis – Paradise Inside
Khilafah is here!

We are wiping Israel clear off the globe!”

You finally made it here after the long wait
You enter the training camp and study the din
You officially join the Mujahidin
You attack the kuffar where they oppress and stand
And the allies too to free the Muslim land
And implement Sharia – that´s our goal
To spread Allah´s word to every home
With you or without you Islam will succeed
Take part in the reward – Make Jihad with me!”

U can understand why I turned red after seeing that ‘A Muslim’ wrote this!!

            If you are this kind of ‘Jihadist’…I am asking you

  • ARE YOU A MUSLIM?

  • IS THIS JIHAAD?

  • IS THIS THE JIHAAD WHICH OUR QUR’AAN PRESCRIBES?

  • IS THIS THE JIHAAD WHICH OUR BELOVED PROPHET DID?

  • IS THIS JIHAAD?

You drop bombs and kill innocent people and say THIS IS JIHAAD?
You take the Qur’aanic verses out of context and say THIS IS JIHAAD?

         Why don’t you take the Qur’aanic verse which says,

  
“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaa’idah 5:32]

Are you sure your bombs are killing only oppressing people??

Are you sure u kill no innocent ones??

     YOU LIER!! You kill people who don’t even heard the word ‘Islaam’.  You kill people who don’t even met a single Muslim.
     Their first introduction to Muslims is, they are terrorists..

INDEED WHAT A BAD INTRODUCTION!
        ALL THIS IS BECAUSE OF YOU!! YESSS YOU..WHO UNDERSTOOD JIHAAD IN A WRONG WAY..
        YOU WHO REPELLED PEOPLE FROM ISLAAM!

IS THIS HOW OUR PROPHET MADE JIHAAD?
        Are you sure you suffered more the THE MERCY OF MANKIND and more than HIS BELOVED COMPANIONS?

       They forgave people, they forgaveee the sinners.. THEN WHY DON’T YOU?

They forgave Hind and an Abyssinian slave Washi Ibn al-Harb who killed Hamza (radhi allaahu anhu).

He was ASADULLAAH..THE LION OF ALLAAH.. THE UNCLE OF THE PROPHET (SAL ALLAAHU ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM).

Washi killed Hamza and Hind took out his liver and bit it!

         But our Prophet forgave them when they embraced Islam!! ISLAAM FORGAVE THEM!! Islam erased ALL THEIR PAST SINSS!!

What made Hind and Washi to accept Islaam? Was that Jihaad?
       Nooo.. it was PEACE which made them accept Islam, it was the true divinity which made them accept it!

What was the manner of Prophet (sal allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) when fighting?

Hadith 1.584 Narrated by Humaid (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Anas bin Malik said, “Whenever the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) went out with us to fight (in Allah’s cause) against any nation, he never allowed us to attack till morning and he would wait and see: if he heard Adhan he would postpone the attack.

Subhaanallaah.. adhan will avert them from fighting..Why? Because it indicates there are Muslims living in that area..!!!

      Look how Islaam protects the life of a human being who worships his Creator ALONE!!

    Now you! Are you sure ur public bombs don’t kill any Muslims???

What abt 9/11 attack?? What abt Mumbai attack in India?? Are you sure no Muslim died there bcoz of YOU??

     You killed Muslims and you say you are a Jihadist and YOU ENTER PARADISE???

SHAME ON YOU!!!

   Even in war our Prophet will not attack without informing..both armies will be prepared.. only if the opposite side betrayed any treaty he (sal allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) will publicly declare war and they are under danger of ‘any time attack’.

    But now! You go around markets and public places and kill people who came there to get something for their life!

    You kill people who are simply innocent and who never ever raised their finger against you!

       AND YOU SAY ISLAM TAUGHT YOU THIS?? YOU LOSER!

Even in fighting there are certain etiquettes.. Islam teaches you manners in every aspect of life,

• Do not betray any agreements you have entered into.
• Do not plunder.
• Do not commit injustices or use torture.
• Do not touch the children, the womenfolk, the elderly, or other non-combatants of the enemy.
• Do not destroy fruit-trees and tilled lands.
• Do not kill livestock.
• Treat with respect the religious persons who live in hermitages or convents and spare their edifices.

(Ibn al-Athir, al-Kami fi al-Tarikh, Vol.3, p.227)

Try to follow these principles..if not THROUGH YOUR SWORD AWAY!

  What did our Prophet say when he got back his home town Makkah?

        Did he say, “You people..you drove me out of this city..you tortured me..you insulted me..you threw stones over me.. you made me starve without food..I’m gonna kill you all??”

        Did he say that? Did he ever say that?? What did he say??

“He who enters the Sacred Mosque will be SAFE, he who enters the house of Abu Sufyan will be SAFE, and he who shuts his doors upon himself will be SAFE.”

  Subhaanallah..NO DOUBT HE (SAL ALLAAHU ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM) WAS THE MERCY OF MANKIND!!!!

The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) wanted to avoid bloodshed at all costs but you??? THINK IT OF YOURSELF!!

And did you know that FIGHTING AGAINST PEOPLE IS THE LOWEST FORM OF JIHAAD??

           Watch this video..

      Subhaanallaah..subhaanallaah..this video tells WHO IS THE TRUE WARRIOR!!

        It’s like Umar Mukhtar… the colonizers were all raping/killing and the Muslim army captures two of them as prisoners and one of the Muslim soldiers wants to just kill them. He raises his gun and Umar Mukhtar puts his hands over the rifle and pushes it down. “We do not kill prisoners” (an Islamic principle), he says. Well “*They* do it to *us*!” is the answer. Umar Mukhtar says,

“They” are not our *teachers*!

Yes!! Islam will succeed without you and me!

But this is not the kinda Jihaad to join with you!

“And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaa’idah 5:2]

And when talking abt the children of Israael, Allah says,

“And you will still observe deceit among them, except a few of them. But pardon them and overlook [their misdeeds]. Indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaaidah 5:13]

Adam’s son said to his brother,

“If you should raise your hand against me to kill me – I shall not raise my hand against you to kill you. Indeed, I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaaidah 5:28]

FEAR ALLAAH!! FEAR ALLAAH!!!

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