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k.ibrahim
04-03-2019, 11:14 PM
Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH's auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu
''I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.''
"O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family.
Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". Iam Satisfied with Allâh as My Rabb and Cherisher,Iam Satisfied With Islam as My Din(religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenger)sallallahu alaihi was salam) I seek Protection with ALLAH! With the Glorious and Noble Face of ALLAH! With the Complete and Perfect words of ALLAH! With the Exalted Attributes of ALLAH! From the Punishment of Hell; From chastisement in the Grave; From the Trial of Life and Death; From the Mischief of the dajjal. There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah. ALLAH is Good and Only accept that which is Good. ALLAH is the Truth and only accept that which True. ALLAH is Pure and only accept that which is Pure. Ya ALLAH! ALL the praises are for You,You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are are the Substaner of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for you;You have the Possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for You; You are Light(Nur) of the Heavens and Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the Truth, And Your word is the Truth and the Meeting with You is true, And Parardise is True And Hell is true and All the Prophets(peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is true,And the Day of Resurrection is True. Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!. Ya ALLAH! You have created Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) to be the most truthful of men and what He(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) has said is the absolute truth! Ya ALLAH! You have promise that You would send one who would revive,restore,rejuvevate Your Din(religion).Ya ALLAH it is geting late and time is not with us,Ya ALLAH You have Promise! Ya ALLAH You have Promise! and Your Promise is the Truth!. Ya ALLAH! we are in about 33 years in to this new Islamic century,that is one Quarter of this century has pass and there is know sign of a Mujaddid(a Reviver) or the Mahdi.---------- Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) said: "Even if the entire duration of the world's existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left (before the day of judgment), Allah will expand that day to such a length of time, as to accommodate the kingdom of a person from my Ahlul-Bayt who will be called by my name. He will fill out the earth with peace and justice as it will have been full of injustice and tyranny (by then).Ya ALLAH! "O Turner of hearts, make our hearts firm in Your deen and make our deen Straight Islam!"O' Converter of Hearts,make our Hearts reflex the light(The Nur) of the Sahabah ,make my heart steadfast upon your Din!' Ya Allah, you are As-Salam, the source of Peace. From you Comes all Peace and Tranquility. Ya AS-Salam, there are those across this Ummah that are living in broken homes And there are those who are living homeless, who are in need of a home of safety,security and peace in this world and Grant us such a home in this world and a Home of safety,security and Peace in the Hereafer.Ya ALLAH! O Grantor of Peace! Give peace to the Hearts of all those who are in broken relationships- mothers that are broken with their children, spouses whose relationships is broken, friends whose relationships are broken, and slaves of yours whose relationships with You are broken. Ya ALLAH! Ya ALLAH!Ya ALLAH!, you are the healer of Hearts you are the remover of pain, you are the Giver of peace. Heal the hearts of those whose homes & hearts are broken. Soften the hearts that have become hard with sin. Give patience and courage to those that are mocked and suffer as they struggle to remain on your path. Guide the families that are far away from guidance, heal the hearts that are hurting and Sick take away the pain from our Hearts, Ya Rabb of Mankind, and make every hardship a means of returning back to you. Give us peace in our hearts and Souls so that we can face every storm with an Alhamdulillah.Ya ALLAH! Ya Rabb! enable me to be grateful for the favors which you have bestowed on me!
Ameen! There is an emptiness in the Hearts of Men that cannot be filled except with the love of ALLAH and the Love for ALLAH and by turning to ALLAH and always remembering ALLAH!.All the universe with its skies and earths, orbits and celestial bodies, with its animals and beasts, trees, soils, streams and seas, and humans, jinn and angels is subservient to Allah, dutiful to His Universal Commands. Allah says,to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly.? [Soorah aal-Imran (3):83] Nay, to Him belong all that is in the heavens and on earth, and all surrender with obedience (in worship) to Him.? [Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 116]
?And to Allah prostate all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, of the live moving creatures and the angels, and they are not proud [i.e. they worship their Lord (Allah) with humility].? [Soorah an-Nahl (16):49] See you not that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and ad-Dawab (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.), and many of mankind?? [Soorah al-Hajj (22):18] And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons.? [Soorah ar-Ra?d (13):15] Thus, all the creatures and the worlds are obedient to Allah and submissive to His Sovereignty. It runs in compliance to His Wills and in conformity with His obedience and none disobeys Him. They perform their duties and illustrate an accurate coordination - thus, proving the purity of their Creator from any deficiency, limitation and flaw. Allah says, ?The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their glorification.? [Soorah al-Isra (17):44] Thus, all the creatures, the mute and the speaking, the living and the dead, are obedient to Allah and dutiful to His Universal Commands, and all of them prove the purity of Allah from any deficiencies and shortcomings silently or with a loud expression. And if a sane person was to reflect upon these creations, he would surely know that they were created with truth and for the truth. They are subjected to the Commands of their Administrator without disobedience. Thus, everything affirms the Creator by its natural disposition.
It has been shown that we are a planned creation of ALLAH, The ALL-Wise and The ALL-Knowing ,the Creator of the heavens and the earth. What is it that ALLAH wants from the human being?___ The answer is that ALLAH wants total willing unconditional surrender,Submission to ALLAH!. This question is related to the very basic concept of the Islamic faith. It has much to do with the very meaning of the word "Islam". The name is derived from the root verb "aslama" which means "to give up; surrender; to yield." The same verb "aslama", is used to denote that a person has employed Islam. Within the Islamic context, the word means to submit. Islam, therefore, means submission to Allah, which is pure, genuine and total. When a person declares "there is no deity save Allah", he is basically saying that he submits to no one other than Allah. The second part of the declaration: "Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Allah's messenger", means a commitment to accept legislation only when it comes through the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This has far reaching practical implications. To start with, submission to Allah means a willing commitment to implement Allah's laws. It is not possible to imagine that a person who declares that he has submitted to Allah continues, at the same time, to violate His laws. If he does, his very actions belie his declaration. Every creation of Allah, except for Jinnsand human beings, obeys the laws and commands of Allah and performs as it is destined to perform. The laws and commands of Allah for these creations are usually termed by human beings as the laws of nature and they are followed consistently by every entity in the universe without fail.
For example given any circumstances, matter behaves consistently according to its properties. It expands when heated and contracts when cooled. Similarly, the heavenly bodies rotate and revolve at the speed, direction and the orbit destined for them. Plants grow and bear their fruits according to the laws of nature. Animals follow their instincts throughout their life. In this way, all these creations are Muslim. They are obeying Allah and worshipping Him.

Were there no human beings, all forms of life and ecosystems will continue to function, operate and flourish in a balanced, harmonious and sustainable way. None of these creations, however, have any choice but to follow the Laws of Allah. They do not have the freedom to make choices. Their obedience is predestined, not chosen.

Allah gave human beings and Jinns freedom to choose. Although in terms of their physical being they are subject to the laws of nature in the same way as animals or plants are, in terms of their social lifestyles they are left to make their own decisions and their own choices.

The purpose of human creation was to have a creature that worships and obeys Allah on its own accord and by its own choice without being forced to obey.but through willing obedience to it Creator and the laws of nature and/or instincts like other creatures. The Humanbeing that accepted Islam and became Muslim, The Muslims (the obedient worshippers) of the creator of All the Worlds . would follow the Divine laws and commands in their life without being forced, but in willing submission. This purpose of human creation is described in the Holy Qur-an in the following words of Allah:

"I created the Human beings and Jinns only for my worship (total obedience)." Adz-Dzariyaat 51:56

If all humanity were to follow Allah's commands being in total servitude (worship) to Allah, their actions would be moderate, balanced, fair and equitable and the human society would be a loving, peaceful and caring society in harmony with its environment and the nature. The environment on the planet earth would remain in equilibrium and the whole universe stays as is,just this world that we live in, would continue to function perfectly as per Allah's designs. Obviously, when freedom of choice is available, not all human beings are going to follow the lifestyle decreed by Allah. The actions of the disobedient people are, thus, going to be unbalanced, excessive, extreme and exploitive. If a majority of human beings disobeys Allah's commands, it will result in the lack of peace, harmony and fairness in the human society and unsustainability of its earthly environment due to human excesses. Allah donot want the order and peace of His Earth ,of this world disturbed by the disobedient people. Hence, Allah decided to put human beings first in a temporary world so that each human being could be tested for his/her preference for the path of obedience or that of disobedience. A system of birth, growth and death was put in place so thateach person had an opportunity to prove whether he or she could responsibly handle the authority afforded by free choice or resorted to disobedience when given freedom. People are being born for a temporary stay on this earth as a test period. This will continue until the Day of Judgment when the existing solar system along with all its inhabitants will be destroyed and re-created with new natural laws. On that day, the people - every one of Us since inception - will be brought back to life and segregated according to their life style of obedience or disobedience. From that day on wards, an eternal life will start where only the obedient (Muslim) people will have total freedom in the Gardens of Paradise. There they would have a very rewarding and luxurious life. The abusers of their freedom having been put away in Hell. This plan of ALLAH is indicated in the Holy Qur-an in the words of Allah such as: Full of blessings is He: In Whose hands is the Sovereignty and He has power to do everything; Who created death and life to identify the best in action of you, and He is All-Mighty, Oft-Forgiving; Who created seven heavens in harmony, one over another. You will not see any disproportion in Allah's Creation. Look again! Do you see any flaw?"Al-Mulk 67:1-3]

"One day the Earth will be changed to a different Earth and so will be the Heavens; and people will be marshaled forth before Allah, the One and Only, the Irresistible. And you will see the Sinners that day bound together in chains." Al-Ibraheem 14:48-49


"The people ushered to Garden (Paradise) will say: Praise is for Allah, Who has fulfilled His promise to us and has given us this land in heritage; we can dwell in the Garden where we will. How excellent the reward for the obedient workers!" Az-Zumar 39:74


"The day that we roll up the Heavens like (written) sheets are rolled up in a scroll, Just as We originated the first creation, We shall repeat it once again - a promise We have undertaken, truly We shall fulfill it.And verily we have written in the Scripture, after the Reminder: My righteous, obedient servants shall inherit the earth." Al-Anbiyaa 21:104-105]
Also, Allah ta'ala said:"Say: Obey Allah and obey the Messenger: but if you turn away then he (the Messenger) is only responsible for the duty placed on him, and you for that placed on you. If you obey him, you shall be on right guidance. The Messenger's duty is only clear deliverance [of the Message]." [Al-Qur'an 24:54]{Note that repeating the verb 'obey' here has an important significance that will be discussed below.} Here Allah ta'ala makes obeying the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam a condition for guidance; guidance cannot be acquired without this obedience. The duty of the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam is to deliver the Message; and people's duty is to follow, obey, and submit to him. Al-Bukhari reported that Az-Zuhri18 said:"From Allah [comes] the knowledge; from the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam [comes] the deliverance [of the knowledge]; and from us [comes] the submission [to the Message]." Thus if people neglect their duty of belief and obedience, they would harm themselves not him; his responsibility is not to make them believe, but only to deliver the Message to them; it is not required from him that people be guided and successful. And Allah ta'ala said: Believers! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger and those charged with authority among you; if you differ in anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger (for judgment) if you (truly) believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best, and most suitable for final determination." [Al-Qur'an 4:59]
Allah ta'ala is requiring obedience to Him and to His Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam. He starts the ayah with an address to the "believers", hinting that what is required thereafter is a consequence of that name with which they are addressed.
This is similar to saying, "You whom Allah has favoured and enriched with His bounties, be good to others as Allah has been good to you." And like, "Learned man, teach people what would benefit them." And, "Ruler, rule with justice." And so on.
For this reason, legislative matters in the Qur'an are frequently addressed to the believers, starting the address with "Believers". For example Allah says:

"Believers, fasting is prescribed for you ... " [Al-Qur'an 2:183]

"Believer, when the call is proclaimed for prayer on Friday, hasten earnestly to the remembrance of Allah ... " [Al-Qur'an 62:9]
And He says:

"Believers, fulfill the contracts ... " [Al-Qur'an 5:1]
Addressing the believers like this carries the implication that: "If you are true believers, you should perform the following action, because it is a requirement for the integrity and sincerity of Iman"
In the above ayah (An-Nisa' 59), Allah demands obedience to Him, the Messenger, and those of authority. The verb 'obey' is applied only once in regard to the Messenger and those of authority. One might expect the opposite - [that it would be applied only once in regard to both Allah and the Messenger] because:

"He who obeys the Messenger obeys Allah indeed." [Al-Qur'an 4:80]
However, this usage here has a subtle meaning. It implies that the Messenger must be obeyed in all that he commands, even if it were not something specifically required in Qur'an.
Let one then not imagine that the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam should only be obeyed when his commands confirm the Qur'an, otherwise he need not be obeyed. [In refutation of such fallacy,] Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'di Yakrib narrated that he sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:

"There will be a man with full stomach, reclining on his pillow, who will hear a command from me and say, 'Let the judge between us (in this matter) be Allah's Book: we obey whatever we find in it.' [Know that] indeed, I have been given the Book and, with it, that which is similar to it (the Sunnah)."
However, obeying the people of authority is not required independently, but as part of obeying the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam. This fact is confirmed by the hadith (narrated by Ibn 'Umar):

"One should listen and obey (those charged with authority) whether it were something he liked or hated, as long as he is not commanded to disobey Allah ta'ala. If he is commanded to disobey Allah, he should neither listen nor obey."20
Toward the end of this ayah (An-Nisa' 59), Allah emphasizes obeying the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam by saying (what means), " ... refer it to Allah and the Messenger ... " rather than saying, " ... and to the Messenger ... ". Referring matters to the Qur'an is equivalent to referring them to Allah and the Messenger. Also, Allah's judgement is the same as His Messenger's; and the Messenger's judgment is the same as Allah's.
Thus if you refer your disputes to Allah, i.e. to His Book, then you refer to His Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam as well. And if you refer to His Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam, then you refer to Allah as well. This is one of the subtleties of the Qur'an.
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