Out of His wisdom, Allah The Almighty has decreed that the hearts of the believers sense and taste the fruits of Faith (Iman) so that they might race towards attaining Allah’s pleasure and ultimately put their trust in Him. Indeed, if the tree of faith is strong, deeply rooted, extensively branched and sprouts of its greenery, it reaps complete benefit for its beholder as well as others, in both of this world and the Hereafter. Continue reading
It is obligatory for every Muslim to believe in Qadar since it is one of the six mandatory articles of faith. Allah Almighty says:”Verily, We have created all things with Qadar (Divine Preordainments of all things before their creation, as written in the Book of Decrees Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz)”. [Qur’an 54:49]
Belief in Qadar is to know that everything that happens lies under the will of Allah. Nothing occurs haphazardly. This means to know that what has afflicted you was not to miss you, and what has missed you was not to afflict you. Continue reading
Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an:
“And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed Near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright” [Qur’an 2:186]. Continue reading
Some of the biggest misconceptions that many non-Muslims have about Islam have to do with the word “Allah”. For various reasons, many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews. This is totally false, since “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for “God” – and there is only One God. Let there be no doubt – Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus – peace be upon them all. However, it is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims – like Jews – reject the Christian Continue reading
Suppose you found a watch in the middle of the desert. What would you conclude? Would you think someone had dropped the watch? Or would you think that the watch came by itself?
Of course, no sane person would say the watch just happen to emerge from the sand. All the intricate working parts could not simply develop from the metals that lay buried in the earth. The watch must have a manufacturer. Continue reading
In our previous article we hear God Almighty introducing himself with these wonderful words of Ayat Al Kursi – Verse of the Throne… We said that, to get to know something, man can follow more than one way. On the journey to know God, we also can take more than one way, and the way this time, is:The journey of discovery, by a person who felt that behind all creation, it should be present a Creator, a God that deserves to be worshipped. This man is Abraham/Ibrahim (peace be upon him), a Prophet of Allâh, and the father of the prophets. Continue reading
Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (peace be upon him), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God.
What do Muslims believe about Allah? Continue reading
The best thing through which one can know Allah is through His creations that He perfectly brought to existence and all the bounties He bestowed upon mankind—believing and unbelieving.
The noble Qur’an is the most evident witness on the greatness and will of Allah since it includes the news of all creations and unveils the facts that humans ignore. Continue reading
There are many people who couldn’t know Allah easily since the way towards knowing Him is not that easy. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him): “the way to paradise is surrounded by hardships.”
Here, we will derive the example of a young Magus man who was responsible for sitting and keeping fire on for his Magus people. Continue reading
Does God know everything that is going to happen? – Does He have absolute control on the outcome of everything? – If so, how is that fair for us? Where is our free will then?
Allah knows everything that will happen. The first thing that He created was the “pen” and He ordered the pen to write. The pen wrote until it had written everything that would happen. And then Allah began to create the universe. All of this was already known to Him before He created it. He does have absolute and total control at all times. There is nothing that happens except that He is in total control of it at all times. Continue reading