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A ‘Raw’ Deal

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Last Updated on Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:17

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَشْتَرُونَ بِعَهْدِ اللَّـهِ وَأَيْمَانِهِمْ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلًا أُولَـٰئِكَ لَا خَلَاقَ لَهُمْ فِي الْآخِرَةِ وَلَا يُكَلِّمُهُمُ اللَّـهُ وَلَا يَنظُرُ إِلَيْهِمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَلَا يُزَكِّيهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

Surely, those who take a small price in lieu of the covenant of Allah Ta‘ala and their oaths (i.e. they break the covenant of Allah Ta‘ala for paltry worldly gain), for them there is no share in the Hereafter, and Allah Ta‘ala will neither speak to them, nor will He look towards them on the Day of Judgement (with the gaze of mercy), nor will He purify them. For them there is a painful punishment. (Surah Aal ‘Imraan v77)

The Jews had pledged to Allah Ta‘ala to bring imaan in all the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam). Furthermore, their scriptures had mentioned that the final Nabi, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasalllam), would come and even contained his description. However, they did not want the Jewish masses to accept Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and bring imaan in him – even though they knew him to be the true Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala. They thus altered the description of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the Torah and told the people that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not fit the description of the Torah. They did this so that they could maintain their control over the people. In essence, they sold their Deen to secure their material comfort.

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The Reality of Jealousy

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:49

قُلْ إِنَّ الْهُدَىٰ هُدَى اللَّـهِ أَن يُؤْتَىٰ أَحَدٌ مِّثْلَ مَا أُوتِيتُمْ أَوْ يُحَاجُّوكُمْ عِندَ رَبِّكُمْ ۗ قُلْ إِنَّ الْفَضْلَ بِيَدِ اللَّـهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ ﴿٧٣﴾ يَخْتَصُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ

“Say, (Real) guidance is the guidance of Allah. (But you fear) that someone is given (revelation) similar to that which you have been given, or that those (who receive the revelation) will argue against you before your Rabb.” Say, “All bounty is in the hands of Allah. He gives it to whom He wills. Allah is all embracing, all knowing. He chooses for His grace (to give Messengerhood, imaan, Islam to) whom He wills. Allah is the Rabb of great bounty.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v73-74)

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Confusing the Moral Compass

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:18

يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَلْبِسُونَ الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُونَ الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

“O people of the Book! Why do you confound (mix) the truth with falsehood, and conceal the truth when you know (the reality)?” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v71)

This verse addresses the Jews and the Christians. They knew that Islam was the true Deen and that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the true Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala, as the prophethood of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was clearly mentioned in their scriptures. However, they changed their scriptures in order to conceal the truth of Islam.

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The Grand Plan

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:38

وَمَكَرُوا وَمَكَرَ اللَّـهُ ۖ وَاللَّـهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ

“They (the Jews and all the enemies of Islam) devised a plan, and Allah devised a plan. And Allah is the best of planners.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v54)

In this era, the media works hard to instill fear and despondency in the hearts of the Muslim. To achieve this, they continuously portray the Muslim Ummah as being weak, divided, powerless and downtrodden. Hence, the fall of the Muslim countries and the power of others is a scene that is repeatedly painted by the brush of the enemies of Islam.

In the face of this negativity and despondency, we need to repeatedly speak about the power and might of Allah Ta‘ala. It is Allah Ta‘ala alone who makes the final decision and no army or intelligence can ever oppose the plan and system of Allah Ta‘ala. We need to be convinced that Allah Ta‘ala has an unseen, divine system which is full of wisdom. We should not be deceived and disheartened by the apparent plans of man. Rather, we should believe and place our confidence in the hidden, master plan of Allah Ta‘ala. Remember, Allah Ta‘ala has promised that it is the people of taqwa who will ultimately enjoy the favorable outcome.  

   

Be and it Becomes

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 15:55

قَالَتْ رَبِّ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِي وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ يَمْسَسْنِي بَشَرٌ ۖ قَالَ كَذَٰلِكِ اللَّـهُ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ إِذَا قَضَىٰ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ

“She (Maryam) said, ‘O my Rabb! How shall I have a son while no human has ever touched me?’ He (the Angel) said: That is how Allah creates what He wills. When He decides a matter, He simply says to it, ‘Be!’ And it becomes’.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v47)

Maryam (radhiayallahu ‘anha), a woman of piety and purity, is given the news of a son. We can well imagine her astonishment together with the anxiety and fear she had that people would slander her with immoratliy as she was, at that time, unmarried and had never before been married. However, Allah Ta‘ala has the full power and control to create a child without the medium of a father. Everything happens with the will of Allah Ta‘ala. Thus a true believer never loses hope or falls into depression since he places his trust in the absolute, infinite power of Allah Ta‘ala.

   

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