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The Road Less Travelled – Life of Umar ibn AlKhattaab

29 May

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Lately, I was so much impressed about Umar bin AlKhattaab (radhi allaahu anhu) after reading just one or two hadith about his rulership and his death.

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Hey is this why they say, “You take one step to learn Islam, Allaah opens many doors for you?!”

Will I miss it? NEVER

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A Delay in Prayer

22 May

There was only 15 minutes left before Salat-ul Isha.

He quickly made Wudhu and performed Salat-ul Maghrib.

While making Tasbih, he again remembered his grandmother and was embarrassed by how he had prayed.His grandmother prayed with such tranquillity and peace.

He began making Dua and went down to make Sajdah and stayed like that for a while.

He had been at work all day and was tired, so tired.
He awoke abruptly to the sound of noise and shouting.
He was sweating profusely.
He looked around.
It was very crowded.

Every direction he looked in was filled with people.
Some stood frozen looking around, some were running left and right and some were on their knees with their heads in their hands just waiting.
Pure fear and apprehension filled him as he realized where he was.
His heart was about to burst.

It was the Day of Judgment!

When he was alive, he had heard many things about the questioning on the Day of Judgment, but that seemed so long ago.

Could this be something his mind made up?

No, the wait and the fear were so great that he could not have imagined this.

The interrogation was still going on.
He began moving frantically from people to people to ask if his name had been called.
No one could answer him.

All of a sudden his name was called and the crowd split into two and made a passageway for him.
Two angels grabbed his arms and led him forward.
He walked with unknowing eyes through the crowd.
The angels brought him to the centre and left him there.
With his head down his whole life was passing in front of his
eyes like a movie.

He opened his eyes but saw only another world.

People were helping others.
He saw his father running from one lecture to the other, spending his
wealth in the way of Islam.
His mother invited guests to their house and one table was being set
while the other was being cleared.

He pleaded his case, I too was always on this path.
I helped others and spread the word of Allah.
I performed my Salah. I fasted in the month of Ramadhan.
Whatever Allah ordered us to do, I did.
Whatever he ordered us not to do, I did not.’
He began to cry and thought about how much he loved Allah.
He knew whatever he had done in life would be less than what Allah deserved and his only protector was Allah.

He was sweating like never before and was shaking all over.
His eyes were fixed on the scale, waiting for the final decision.

At last, the decision was made.

The two angels with sheets of paper in their hands turned to the crowd.
His legs felt like they were going to collapse.
He closed his eyes as they began to read the names of those people who were to enter Jahannam.

His name was read first.

He fell on his knees and yelled that this couldn’t be, ‘How could I go to Jahannam?


I served others all my life, I spread the word of Allah to others’.
His eyes had become blurry and he was shaking with sweat.

The two angels took him by the arms.

As his feet dragged, they went through the crowd and advanced toward the blazing flames of Jahannam.
He was yelling and wondered if there was any person who was going to help him.
He was yelling of all the good deeds he had done, how he had helped his father, his fasts, prayers, the Noble Qur’an that he read, he was asking if none of them would help him.

The Jahannam angels continued to drag him.
They had gotten closer to the Hellfire. He looked back and these were his last pleas.

Had not Rasulullah [salallaahu alaihi wasallam] said,
‘How clean would a person be who bathes in a river five times a day, so too does the Salah performed five times cleanse someone of their sins’

He began yelling, ‘My prayers? My prayers? My prayers.?’

The two angels did not stop, and they came to the edge of the abyss of Jahannam.
The flames of the fire were burning his face. He looked back one last time, but his eyes were dry of hope and he had nothing left in him.

One of the angels pushed him in. He found himself in the air and falling towards the flames.

He had just fallen five or six feet when a hand grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back.


He lifted his head and saw an old man with a long white beard.
He wiped some dust off himself and asked him, ‘Who are you?’

The old man replied, ‘I am your prayers’.

‘Why are you so late? I was almost in the Fire! You rescued me at the last minute before I fell in’.

The old man smiled and shook his head,
‘You always performed me at the last minute, did you forget?’ (And what of those who perform no prayers at all?)

At that instant, he blinked and lifted his head from Sajdah. He was in a sweat.
He listened to the voices coming from outside. He heard the Adhan for Salat-ul Isha and got up quickly and went to perform Wudhu.

Hope it helps open our eyes InshaAllah.

Original post found in http://www.blog.iloveallah.com

ATTENTION: This is only an imaginary fiction. THE TERROR OF JUDGEMENT DAY IS IN NO WAY COMPARABLE TO THIS!



God or Gods?

4 Apr

 

 

God or Gods?

          We came to know that there is a God and everything is not God. Now the question comes, “How many Gods are there?”

 

“One, two, three? Hundred? Thousand? 33 million thousand?”

 

Well… majority of mankind believe in ONE GOD. As I have said, a God should not be deprived of anything. He should have all qualities.

 When a God has all qualities, there is no need for another God. Isn’t it?

 

90% Religions say there is only ONE GOD.

 Many people believe in ONE GOD. But they worship MANY GODS!!

 

For example, if we look at Hinduism (the most apparent multi God religion!)

 

1.Chandogya Upanishad Chapter 6 Section 2 verse 1

“Ekam Evadvitiyam”

“He is one only without a second.”

(The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 447 & 448)

(Sacred Books of the East Volume 1, the Upanishads Part I Page 93)

 

2. Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 6 verse 9

 “Nacasya kascij janita na cadhipah”

“Of Him there are neither parents nor Lord.”

(The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 745)

(and in Sacred books of the East volume 15, the Upanishads Part II Page 263)

 

3. Bhagwad Geeta 10:3

“He, who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginning-less, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds…”

 

4. BRAHMA SUTRA OF HINDU VEDANTA

‘Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan”

“There is only one God, not the second, not at all, not at all, not in the least bit”.

 

There are many verses in the Hinduism Scriptures saying that there is ONLY ONE GOD. And we should worship Him alone.

Unfortunately, when we ask a common Hindu today, He will say there are many Gods, may be 3 or 100 or 1000 or 33000000. (??!!)

        My Hindu Readers! Read your Scriptures carefully… you will find that there is ONLY ONE GOD.

 

Christianity & Judiasm:

         The Bible does not support the Christian belief in trinity at all.

One of the scribes once asked Jesus (pbuh) as to which was the first commandment of all, to which Jesus (pbuh) merely repeated what Moses (pbuh) had said earlier:

“Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adonai Ikhad.”

This is a Hebrew quotation, which means:

“Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.”
[The Bible (King James Version), Mark 12:29]

It is striking that the basic teachings of the Church such as Trinity and vicarious atonement find no mention in the Bible.

 

Concept of God in Testement:

           The following verse from the book of Deuteronomy contains an exhortation from Moses (pbuh):

“Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adna Ikhad”.

It is a Hebrew quotation which means:

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord”
[The Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4]

 

Unity of God in Book of Isaiah:

       The following verses are from the Book of Isaiah:
        
(i) “I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 43:11]
        
(ii) “I am Lord, and there is none else, there is no God besides me.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 45:5]
        
(iii) “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 46:9]

            But unfortunately uuuunfortunately, today many Christians are worshipping more than ONE GOD. Jesus (Peace be upon Him), Mary (May Allah be pleased with her) and many many so-called Saints.

My Christian and Jewish Readers!

Belief in one God is not just enough for us! We should worship Him alone..!! He deserves our worship, ONLY He deserves our worship!!

 

Buddishm:

         Buddha was silent about the existence or non-existence of God. It may be that since India was drowned in idol worship and anthropomorphism that a sudden step to monotheism would have been drastic and hence Buddha may have chosen to remain silent on the issue of God.

HE DID NOT DENY THE EXISTENCE OF GOD!!

But this was not enough for the cravings of human beings. THEY TOOK A GOD OUT OF BUDDHA!!

Many scholars consider the evolution of God within Buddhism as an effect of Hinduism. Many Buddhists adopted the local god and thus the religion of ‘No-God’ was transformed into the religion of ‘Many-Gods’ – big and small, strong and weak and male and female.

 

Sikhism:

    Mulmantra: The fundamental Creed of Sikhism says,

Sri Guru Granth Sahib, volume 1 Japuji, the first verse:

“There exists but one God, who is called The True, The Creator, Free from fear and hate, Immortal, Not begotten, Self-Existent, Great and Compassionate.”

It believes in strict monotheism!

 

Zoroastrianism:

        God in Zoroastrianism is known as ‘Ahura Mazda’. ‘Ahura’ means ‘the Lord’ or ‘The Master’ and ‘Mazda’ means ‘the Wise’; hence ‘Ahura Mazda’ means ‘the Wise Lord’ or ‘the Wise God’. Ahura Mazda stands for God, in a strictly monotheistic sense.

According to the Dasatir, Ahura Mazda has the following qualities:

  • He is One.

  • He is without an origin or end.

  • He has no father or mother, wife or son.

  • He is without a body or form.

  • Nothing resembles Him.

  • Neither the eye can behold Him, nor the power of thinking can conceive him.

  • He is above all that you can imagine.

  • He is nearer to you than your own self.

           So majority of mankind (may be all of them!) believe in ONE GOD ONLY. But they err in worshipping Him.

Thinking that they are worshipping the ONE GOD… actually they are worshipping something OTHER THAN GOD!!

 

Why is this happening?

What should be the requirements of a GOD?

 

WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW !!

Stop0think!

 

Ref: Dr.Zakir Naik’s ‘Concept of God in Major Religions’

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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