Almighty Allah says (what can be translated as): “O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you – then it is those who are the wrongdoers. Say, [O Muhammad], ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.’” (At-Tawbah: 23-24) Continue reading
I used to be confused about the differing sayings – which are found in the contemporary books with regards to these matters whether ta’wil(manipulative distortion) should be made of the Attributes and tahrif of them. Whether to take them as they are and halt at their meanings, or whether to affirm them without ta’wil, ta’til, tashbih or tamthil. But I found in the texts of the Book of Allah – the Most High – and theSunnah of His Messenger sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, a great clarity about the reality of these Attributes, and likewise with regards to affirming Al-‘Uluww (the highness of Allah), Al-Fawqiyyah, Al-Harf and As-Sawt.
Then I found in the books of the later Scholars – from the mutakallimin (the people of innovated speech and rhetoric) – their making ta’wilof (Allah’s Attribute of) Al-Istawa (Allah ascending above His creation) by saying that it meant qahr Continue reading
Almighty Allah says (what can be translated as): “O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered. And fear a trial which will not strike those who have wronged among you exclusively, and know that Allah is severe in penalty.” (Al-Anfal: 24-25)
Almighty Allah commands the believers to respond to His call and the call of His Messenger (Peace Be upon Him) whom Allah obligates to
deliver the call of Islam to people. This call elevates and purifies their souls and revives them with faith. This call uplifts their souls to the status of perfection to gain the satisfaction of Allah. Then, Almighty Allah teaches the believers that He the Controller of the hearts of His servants and He directs them wherever He Continue reading
Almighty Allah says (what can be translated as): “O you who have believed, obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn from him while you hear [his order]. And do not be like those who say, “We have heard,” while they do not hear. Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use reason. Had Allah known any good in them, He would have made them hear. And if He had made them hear, they would [still] have turned away, while they were refusing.” (Al-Anfal: 20-23)
Almighty Allah commands the believers to obey Him and His Messenger and to respond to the Messenger Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) if he calls them to Jihad in the path of Allah. Almighty Allah forbids them from disobeying the Messenger (PBUH) and refusing to respond to him if he calls them to Jihad because they Continue reading
‘To tell the truth, he looked like he was staring into the eyes of death’
A police officer in a Muslim country wrote the following letter to a Shaykh describing the events that led to his return to Allah. He recalls:
Seeing accidents and crash victims was a normal part of my day, but one incident was different.
My partner and I had parked on the shoulder of the highway and began to chat. In a random second, the scene shattered to the hideous sound of metal bodies becoming one. We threw our heads back to see what had happened: a head-on collision, the result of a vehicle slipping into the lane of the oncoming traffic.
You couldn’t describe the carnage. Two young men sprawled in the first car, both in critical condition. We carried them gently away Continue reading
Some other religions teach “God is everywhere.” This is actually called “pantheism” and it is the opposite of our belief system in Islam. Allah tells us clearly there is nothing, anywhere in the universe like Him similar to his likeness, nor is He ever in His creation.
He tells us in the Quran He created the universe in six “yawm” (periods of time) and then He “astawah ‘ala al Arsh” (rose up, above His Throne). He is there (above His Throne) and will remain there until the End Times. Continue reading
It is kufr to commit a sin openly and discuss about sinful activities such as movies, songs etc? Does this rule apply to both major as well as minor sins? Please pay attention to this question, as a number of our brothers and sisters who have newly inclined towards Islam are facing this problem.
Praise be to Allaah.
One of the things concerning which there can be no doubt is the fact that committing acts of disobedience and major sins openly is sin upon sin which may lead a person to kufr at the time of committing that sin openly, because he takes the prohibition on that lightly and is proud of what he is doing. There is no difference between major and minor sins with regard to this ruling. Continue reading
Media speculation since the horrific terrorist attacks onAmerica has pointed the finger at Muslims and the Arab world, and that has meant ordinary citizens of the US and other Western countries becoming easy prey for anti-faith hooligans. Shame.
Sadly, the latest horror to hit theUS looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame.
This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events. This is why I want to explain some basic facts about this noble way we call Islam, before, God forbid, another disaster occurs — next time probably aimed at Muslims. Continue reading
Throughout people’s lives, from childhood until the time they die, signs of the one and only true God are shown to them in all regions of the earth and in their own souls, until it becomes clear that there is only one true God (Allah). God says in the Quran:
“We will show them our signs in the furthest regions (of the earth) and in their souls, until it becomes clear to them that this is the truth…” (Quran 41:53) Continue reading
The Qur’an refers to several types of human creation including the creation of the first human called Adam, from clay; the virgin birth of Jesus, through the intermediary of a woman without sexual joining with a man; the normal sexual reproduction that has resulted in humanity; and the resurrected creation of the human after physical death. Many religious and nonreligious people may wonder about the meaning of the categories of creation other than sexual reproduction which is directly observable in nature. How accurate are the accounts of other types of creation in Continue reading