Friday, 23 September 2011

We Find Right Guidance in Commands of Allah

We Find Right Guidance
in the Commands of Allah in the Holy Qur'an

Abide by Muhammed S.A.W.S.: 
When a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger for a believer, man or woman, it is not fitting for him/her to have any option about the decision. If anyone disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he/she is indeed on a clearly wrong path.
(Surath Al Ah'zaab: 36)

 There is no god but He, the Living, the  Self-sustaining Support of All.  It is He Who sent down to you (Muhammed S.A.W.S.) in truth, the Qur'an, confirming what was revealed before it; and He sent down the Torah (to Moses) and the Gospel (to Jesus).
From Allah nothing whatever is hidden (whether) on earth or in the heavens.
He is (the Creator) Who shapes you in the wombs (of your mothers) as He pleases. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
He is (the All Knowing One) Who has sent down to you the Book.  In it are verses, basic and crucial (to proper understanding and) clear (in meaning). And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say "We believe in it, in its entirety, it is from our Lord".
And none will grasp its Message except men of understanding.
"O Lord!" (they say),  "let not our hearts deviate now after You have guided us. (Kindly) grant us Your Mercy. You are the Lord Who grants bounties beyond measure." 
(Surath Aal-e-Imraan: 2 to 8: excerpts)

Everything we live on is from Allah:
Say: Praise be to Allah, Who has created the heavens and the earth and Who sends down rain for you from the sky.  Yes, with it We cause to grow fertile orchards full of beauty and delightful produce.  It is not in your power to cause the growth of any trees in them (without this help from Allah).
Allah has made the earth firm to live on, made rivers (to flow) in their midst, set thereon mountains immovable and made a separating barrier between two oceans.

Can there be another god besides Allah?  No, most of them  (who swerve from justice) know not.
(It is Allah) Who listens to the distressed when the he or she calls Him and (it is) He Who relieves (every facet of human) suffering and makes you (the humans) inheritors of the earth.
(Surath an Nam'l:  59-62)
The Glory of Allah is Noorun Alaa Noor,
Radiance Ultimate!

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.
The example of His Light is as though
there were a Niche and within it a Lamp,
the Lamp encased in Glass,
the Glass as it were a brilliant Star,
Lighted from a blessed Tree,
an Olive neither from the East nor from the West,
whose Oil is most luminous though no fire has touched it:
Light Encompassing Light!
Allah guides whom He likes to His Light.
Allah sets forth examples for men (and women) and
Allah (Alone) knows all things.
Present is His Light in houses,
which Allah has permitted to be raised
to honor and exalt in them His Name.
In them He is glorified in the mornings and in the evenings,
(again and again) by men and women,
whom neither worldly concerns nor commerce
can ever divert from the remembrance of Allah,
nor from regular Salaah (Prayer)
nor from paying Zakaath (alms in charity).
Their (only) fear is for the Day
--when hearts and eyes will be overturned—
that Allah may reward them
according to the best of their deeds
and add even more for them out of His Grace.
For Allah provides for those whom He likes
(and rewards them) beyond measure.
(Surath An Noor: 35-38)

Allah:  He is (the Glorious Lord) Who has sent His Messenger (with the Guidance and the Religion of Truth (Islam) that He may cause it to prevail over all religion, even though the idolators may detest it.
(Surath As Saff: 9)

O, you who believe!  Obey Allah and His Messenger and turn not away from him when you hear (him speak).  Nor be like those who say, "We hear!" but do not listen (to him).
(Surath Al Anfa'l: 20 & 21)
Allah is the One, than Whom there is no other god.  He knows all things, both secret and open (the visible and the invisible).  He is the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful.

Allah is the One, than Whom there is no other God: the Sovereign, the Holy Lord, the Source of Peace and (Perfection), the Guardian of the Faith, the Provider of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the (Incomparable), the Magnificent.

Glory to Allah,  (High is He) above the partners they ascribe to Him.

He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Fashioner.  The Most Beautiful Names are His.

All that is in the heavens and on earth (and in its oceans, are His creation and they) praise Him and Glorify Him and He is the Exalted in Might, (Allah) the Wise.                                                          (Surath Al Hash’r: 22-24)

All creation depends on Allah, but Allah depends on none:
The revelation of this Holy Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.

He has created the heavens and the earth in Truth.  He has set the night to succeed the day and He has set the Day to follow the night; and He commands the Sun and the Moon to serve (His Purpose in Creation), each operating for a term prescribed.  He is (Allah) the Mighty (in His Powers, in His Punishments  and in His Forgiveness).

He created you from one being, then from that being He made its mate;  and He has provided for you livestock of eight grades.  He created you in the wombs of your mothers, process after process, threefold , in dark (chambers). Such is Allah your Lord.  His is the Sovereignty. There is no god except Him.  How then are you turned away (from Him)?

If you are ungrateful, (understand that) Allah is not dependent on you but He is not pleased with (such) ingratitude from His created slaves; and if you are grateful, He is pleased with it for your own good.  No soul (with its own share of sins) will bear another’s burden.  Then unto your Lord is your return; and He will unfold before you your life’s record. He knows what is in the hearts (and minds) of people.

And those who keep their duty to their Lord are led to the Garden of Supreme Joy in formations till they reach it, and the gates are opened and the guards there welcome them, saying: Peace be unto you!  You are the good ones, so enter and be here (forever).        (Surath al Zum’r: 1, 5-7 & 73)
The three Surath’s that affirm our faith in Allah:

Say:  He is Allah, the Only One.  Allah, the Eternal, the Absolute.  He fathers not (any child) nor is He born of anyone.  And there is none who can be equated with (or even be comparable unto) Him.
(Surath Al Ikhlaas)

Say:  I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn, from the mischief of beings created, from the evil of darkness as it extends its sway, from the mischief of those who chant into knots (of sorcery and witchcraft) and from the illainy of those who are driven by malice and jealousy.   (Surath Al Falakh)

Say:  I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of all humanity, the Supreme Ruler of all human beings, the Ultimate Judge of all men and women, from the mischief of the sneaking whisperer, who whispers (evil) into the hearts (and minds) of both humans and jinns.      (Surath An Naas)

(O Muhammed S.A.W.S.) Say (emphatically to those who question you) “Allah is witness between you and me. And this Qur’an has been inspired in me (through Angel Jibra’yeel) that I may convey to you and to those whom it may reach, the warnings that it conveys.                     (Surath al An’aam: 19)

Muhammed S.A.W.S. is not the father of any man (living) among you
but (he is) the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets;
and Allah has the fullest knowledge of all things.
(Surath al Ah'zaab: 40)

And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said:  "O Children of Isra’yeel!
I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Torah
(which came) before me and giving glad tidings
of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ah’mad."*
(Surath As Saff: 6)
*Note:  In the Old Testament of the Bible, this is confirmed in Deut. xviii.18. In the New Testament, in the Gospel of St. John XIV (16), XV (26), and XVI (7), the Promised Prophet is referred to, in translation of the Greek title as “Periclytos” which means “Muhammed S.A.W.S.” or Ah’mad”.

The Exemplar: Indeed you have in the Messenger of Allah, an excellent example (role model) for him who hopes in Allah and the Final Day and who remembers Allah much.                                       (Surath Al Ah'zaab: 21)
(O Muhammed S.A.W.S.) Say (unto) Mankind, it is certain I am the Messenger of Allah sent to you all, by Him Whose Kingdom the heavens and the earth are.

There is no god except Allah.  He is (the Creator) Who gives life and also death.

So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Ummi (Illiterate) Prophet who believes in Allah and His Commands.  And follow him so you may be guided to the right road.  (Surath Al Aeraaf: 158)

And We have not sent you, (O Muhammed S.A.W.S.) except as a harbinger of good news and a warner unto all humanity.                             (Surath As Saba: 28)

Our Best Friends: Your friends can only be Allah and His Messenger and those who believe (in Allah and Muhammed S.A.W.S. Sallallahu Alaihi va Sallam; and they) establish (regular) prayer and pay the poor due and bow down humbly (in prayer and devotion to Allahu Sub’hanahu va tha Aalaa).
(Surath Al Ma’yidah: 55)

Those who oppose (the commands of) Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated. Allah has decreed;  "It is I and my Messengers Who must prevail."  For Allah is Strong,  (the) Mighty.
(Surath Al Mujadilah: 20-21)

If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment.                                                                        (Surath Al Anfa'l: 13)

Allah has no son: It is not befitting (the Majesty) of Allah that He should beget a son.  Glory be to Him (Allah).

When He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be!" and it is (done).                                                                                                                      (Surath al Mariam: 35)

No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god beside Him.  If there were many gods, each god would have been flaunting what he had created and some gods would have (launched deadly wars and destruction to) overcome others.

Glory to Allah!  (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him.

He knows what is hidden and what is evident.  Too high is He for the partners they ascribe to Him.                            (Surath Al Mo'minoon: 91-92)
Islam is a Favor: They impress on you as a favor that they have embraced Islam. (The truth is) Allah has conferred a favor upon you in that He has guided you to the Faith, for you to be true and sincere.

Indeed, Allah knows well  (whatever is, to human beings) the unseen of the heavens and the earth; and Allah knows fully all that you do."
(Surath Al Hujurath: 17 & 18. This refers to the Banu Asad’s dubious acceptance of Islam)

Jesus was ordained the Prophet of Allah
She (Mary) said, "My Lord! How can I have a son when no man has touched me?"   The Angel (who had brought her the message from Allah) said, "So (will it be).  Allah creates what He wills.
When He decrees a matter, He only says to it 'Be!' and it is (done)!
And Allah will teach him (your son) the Book and the Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel and (designate him) a
Messenger to the Children of Isra’yeel (with this message):
'I come to you with a sign from your Lord, in that I fashion for you
out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird and breathe into it
and it becomes a (living) bird by Allah's Command.
And I heal those (who were) born blind and the lepers
and I bring the dead back to life, (all) by Allah's Command.
And I tell you what you eat and what you store up in your homes.
Surely in (all) these is a (clear) indication to you
if (only) you could believe.
So, fear Allah and obey me.
Allah is my Lord and your Lord.
Do worship Him.  That is the Straight Path.' "
(Surath Al Imra'n: 47-51)

The Unbelievers: The unbelievers spend their wealth to withhold (men, women and children) from the path of Allah.  And so will they continue to spend.  But, in the end, they will have (only) regrets and sighs (left).

At length they will be overcome and the unbelievers will be gathered together (and consigned) to Hell.  In order that Allah may separate the impure from the pure, (He will) lay the impure, one on another, heap them together and cast them into Hell.  They will be the ones to have lost (everything).

Say to the unbelievers: If they desist (even now from persecuting the believers), their past would be forgiven them. But if they persist, the hment of those before them is (there) already (a matter of warning to them).                                                                               (Surath al Anfa’l: 36-38)
Sincere Believers: Only those are Believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger and have never since doubted (it), but have striven with their belongings and their persons in the Cause of Allah.  Such are the sincere ones. (Surath Al Hujuraath: 15)

Who are the Ideal Muslims?: Men (and women) who remember Allah standing, sitting and lying on their sides, (and they) contemplate the (miracle of) creation in the heavens and the earth (and say): "Our Lord, it is not in vain that You have created (all) this. Glory to You (Ya Allah)! Grant us salvation from the punishment of the fire (of hell)!" (Surath al Imra'n: 191)

Who Are the Blessed of Allah?
And the servants of Allah, the Most Gracious, are:
those who walk on earth in humility (and with modesty)
who spend the night prostrate and standing, in adoration
(and Ibadath, worship) of their Lord;
and say "Our Lord, avert from us the wrath of hell for it is indeed a grievous affliction;
who do not equate with Allah any other god,
nor slay such life as Allah has made sacred,
nor commit adultery for which the penalty will be doubled
on the Day of Judgment.
And whoever repents and does good, has truly turned to
Allah in repentance.
Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
And those who pray,"Our Lord, grant us wives and children who will be the delight of our eyes and grant (all of) us the (most) righteous lives and the leadership (in all good things).”
Those are the ones to be rewarded with the highest level in heaven. For their patience, the steadfast will be greeted with welcome and blessings (to live) in peace therein.
How beautiful their dwelling, their abode of rest (and fulfillment)!    (Surath Al Fur’qaan: 63-76: excerpts)

Workers of Allah, take heart!
Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female.  You are members, one of another.  Those who have lost their homes or been driven out of them, or have suffered harm in My Cause, or have fought or been slain.  Indeed, I will erase (every) evil from their past and admit them to gardens with rivers flowing underneath -- a reward from Allah.  And from Allah (come to you) the most magnificent rewards.
(Surath Al Imra’n:  195)
Which kind of food is Haraam? Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine (pork) and that (food) on which has been invoked the name of anyone other than Allah; and that (animal or bird) which had been killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a headlong fall or by being gored to death (by horns) or had been (partly) eaten by a wild animal. Unless you (find them alive and) are able to slaughter them (as prescribed, such animals and birds are haraam) and (also) those that are sacrificed on stone (altars)….

This day, the disbelievers (are frustrated and) in despair of (ever harming your faith); fear them not.  Fear Me!  This day I have perfected for you your faith and completed (the series of) my favors unto you and I have chosen for you as your religion: Al Islam.

If anyone is compelled by (acute) starvation and not by gluttony (or lust) to sidestep (the above orders on forbidden food, for such a person) Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.  (Surath Al Maa'yidah: 3& 4: excerpts)

Imam Bukhari informs us from the eminent companion Jabir bin Abdullah R.A.A. that during the battle of Khaibar, the Prophet of Islam S.A.W.S. forbade the eating of donkey-meat and allowed the eating of horse-meat.

Islam is against forcible conversion: Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clear from (falsehood and) corruption.

Whoever rejects Tha'ghooth (the false deity) and affirms belief in Allah, has grasped the most dependable (and firmest) handhold that never (snaps or) gives away. And Allah hears and knows everything.

Allah is the Protector of those who have faith.  From the depths of darkness He leads them into the Light.

As for those who reject faith, their patrons are Tha'ghooth (the false deities). From Light they will lead their followers astray and into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire and will dwell therein (forever).    (Surath Al Baq'rah: 256 & 257)

All Prophets' Covenant: And remember We took from the Prophets their Covenant and from you (Muhammed S.A.W.S.), from Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, the son of Mary.
We took from them a solemn Covenant that Allah may question the truthful about their truthfulness and He has prepared for the unbelievers a grievous chastisement.  (Surath Al-Ah'zaab: 7 &8)
Disinformation leads to disaster: Those who hinder (and mislead people) from the way of Allah and want it (Islam) to appear imperfect, they were the ones who denied the Hereafter.  They will not escape on earth, nor will they find (any) protector other than Allah. Their chastisement will be doubled.  They could not hear (properly) nor could they see (the truth).

They are the ones who have lost their souls and that which they used to invent (against Allah) has failed them (and left them in the lurch).
(Surath al Hood: 18-21)

And even if the wrongdoers possess all that is in the earth, and an equal hoard of riches besides; and they try their utmost to offer (those riches as) ransom on the day of judgment to avert their (oncoming and) awful doom; (the punishment) they had never reckoned with (in earthly life) will descend on them from their Lord.

And the tragic fate they had (themselves) earned will confront them and whatever they had (mocked and) scoffed at, will surround them.

Whenever a (serious) hurt is caused to man, he cries  out (in pain) unto Us and We grant him respite. But he  claims, “Only by the power of (my own) knowledge did I secure it!”  No, (indeed) it is a test. Yet most people care not.

Those before them (had also) said it.  Yet, all their treasures were not of any use to them.  But the store of evil they had accumulated, struck (back at) them.  So too will those who do wrong, be struck down.  They  cannot escape.                                                                           (Surath al Zumar:  47-51)

Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation) before we separated them?   We made from water every living thing. Will they not then, believe?
(Surath al Al Am'biya: 30)

If Allah helps you, none can overcome you.If He forsakes you, then who is there who can help you?In Allah (alone) should the believers put their trust.Let not the imperious arrogance of the unbelievers through the land unnerve you. Theirs is but a brief cause to exult. Their habitat afterwards will be hell, an evil abode.
Believers! Endure (the suffering. It will soon be overcome).
Excel all others in patience and perseverence and be steadfast.
(Unite and) strengthen each other. And observe your duty to Allah,
that you may be triumphant.
 (The Family of Imra'n: 160, 196, 197 & 200)

Among Our Friends:  The Christians

And you will find the nearest among them in affection to the believers
(are) those who say  “We are Christians.”
Because there are  (learned) people among them and men (and women) who have withdrawn from worldly concerns and they are not too proud
(to acknowledge the Truth when it is made known to them).
When they listen to the revelations sent (by Us)
to the Messenger, you find their eyes overflowing with tears
as they recognize the Truth (in the Holy Qur’an).
They say:  “Our Lord, we believe.  Include us among the witnesses.
“How can we not believe in Allah and the (Revelation)
that has come unto us of the Truth?
“And (how can we not) aspire that our Lord may kindly admit us
to heaven in the company of  the the righteous?”
(Surath al Maa’yidah:  82-84)

Allah relieves you from every distress

Have we not enriched your heart (and mind)
for you (with knowledge and true wisdom)

And relieved you of the the burden
that was weighing down your back;
and (have we not) exalted your fame
(and heightened your eloquence)?

(Truly) after every hardship comes relief;
with every difficulty comes  deliverance;
so, whenever you find respite
(from your preaching and your sevice to Islam),
turn to Your Lord in devotion and seek His Grace.
(Surath al Inshiraah)