Archive for November 2009

How to respond to foolishness:

It becomes a fashion for some racist to go on national TV or on the Radio to speak ill about Islam and Muslims . The best response to this ongoing propaganda is to have patience, sometimes silence is golden , so rather than lowering ourselves to their level and respond to every foul that speaks ignorantly about Islam for their own political agenda, we must stand firm and be true Muslims.

Quran surat 45: “(6) Woe to each sinful dealer in Falsehoods: (7) He hears the Signs of Allah rehearsed to him, yet is obstinate and lofty, as if he had not heard them: then announce to him a Penalty Grievous! (8) And when he learns something of Our Signs, he takes them in jest: for such there will be a humiliating Penalty. (9) In front of them is Hell: and of no profit to them is anything they may have earned, nor any protectors they may have taken to themselves besides Allah: for them is a tremendous Penalty. (10) This is (true) Guidance: and for those who reject the Signs of their Lord, is a grievous Penalty of abomination”.

Forgive me if I say that it is the Muslims to blame first and last for not being Muslims, for not practicing the teaching of Islam in the most part, for not being a good example. I am well aware of the evil twisted media propaganda that misuse information to deceive, I have news for them , let them ponder what the Miraculous Quran said in Surat As-saf 61:6-7 & Surat 61:12-14

(٧) يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطۡفِـُٔواْ نُورَ ٱللَّهِ بِأَفۡوَٲهِهِمۡ وَٱللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِۦ وَلَوۡ ڪَرِهَ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرُونَ (٨)

Quran As-Saaf 61:6 (7) Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light however much the disbelievers are averse.

Quran 61:12- 14 “And (He will give you) another blessing which ye love: help from Allah and present victory. Give good tidings (O Muhammad) to believers. (13) O ye who believe! Be Allah’s helpers, even as Jesus son of Mary said unto the disciples: Who are my helpers for Allah? They said: We are Allah’s helpers. And a party of the Children of Israel believed, while a party disbelieved. Then We strengthened those who believed against their foe, and they became the uppermost”. (14) “
Another verse of the Holly Quran : ”
(5) And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic. (6) And who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah when he is summoned unto Al-Islam? And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk”

It is established in the Sahih al Bukhari ( # 3810 ) and Muslim ( 57 ) that our beloved prophet Muhammad( may peace and blessing be upon him and upon all prophets ) said:

” The fornicator does not fornicate except that at that time he is not a believer, the thief does not steal except that at that time he is not a believer, none drinks alcohol except at that time he is not a believer. “

Faith should forbids peoples from committing crimes or major sins, correct true belief is accompanied by a sense of modesty and respect for other peoples faiths.

When a believer is tempted to commit evil deeds, the light of his faith should prevents him from fallen prey to sins. Knowledge of Islam , proper knowledge of names and attributes of Allah guards against errors , open the door of hope, assist in patience.

A person might be tempted to commit acts of lewdness or sins, then remember that Allah sees and is aware of everything so he remember the day of judgment ( standing in front of Allah ) and so that person heeds and avoid disobedience.

A person commit a sinful acts, then remember the vastness of Allah’s mercy and as a result does not persist in his transgression and does not go far down the road leading to hellfire ( May Allah save us all from it) .

A person encounters misfortunes, difficulties, loss of job, calamities…But does not despair but instead finds refuge in a firm stronghold of faith and meets every misfortune no matter how big with contented sprit knowing for certitude that provision and life are in the hand of Allah.

A person should reflect upon the fact that Allah knowledge encompass everything, not even the weight of one of the smallest matter ( Atom ) in the heavens or earth is hidden from Him, and He is aware of secrets thoughts, knows the treachery of the the eyes and what the hearth conceal. This causes a person to guard his tongue , whispering of the heart from everything that does not please Allah.

Quran Surat Al-Asr:

“In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
By the declining day, (1) Lo! man is a state of loss, (2) Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance”. (3)

To those who want to know about the creator of heavens and earth , his name is Allah ( One God ) , even the Arabic Christian use the same name for God so is the Jews.

Allah clearly stated in the Quran:

Surah 112. The Unity, Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah

1. Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

2. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

3. He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

4. And there is none like unto Him.

So let the liars talk all they want, let the propagandist in pretext of so called freedom from responsibility insult Muslims falsely. The best answer is to pray to the creator of heavens and earth to give us both patience and wisdom to teach them right from wrong in the best possible manner without imitating the fools or the racists, nor the propagandist. It only a matter of time, truth will prevail over falsehood.

Not in the Name of Islam ( No violence in Islam )

The Qur’an, Islam’s revealed text, states: “Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32)
Prophet Muhammad said there is no excuse for committing unjust acts: “Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well, and that if they do wrong you will do wrong to them. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong (even) if they do evil.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

God mandates moderation in faith and in all aspects of life when He states in the Qur’an: “We made you to be a community of the middle way, so that (with the example of your lives) you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind.” (Qur’an, 2:143)

In another verse, God explains our duties as human beings when he says: “Let there arise from among you a band of people who invite to righteousness, and enjoin good and forbid evil.” (Qur’an, 3:104)

Islam teaches us to act in a caring manner to all of God’s creation. The Prophet Muhammad, who is described in the Qur’an as “a mercy to the worlds” said: “All creation is the family of God, and the person most beloved by God (is the one) who is kind and caring toward His family.”

In the light of the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah we clearly and strongly state:

1. All acts of terrorism targeting civilians are haram (forbidden) in Islam.
2. It is haram for a Muslim to cooperate with any individual or group that is involved in any act of terrorism or violence.
3. It is the civic and religious duty of Muslims to cooperate with law enforcement authorities to protect the lives of all civilians.