Idols do not create, help, nor have Power over anything!

 

“Verily those whom you call upon besides Allah are servants like unto you: call upon them and let them listen to your prayer if you are (indeed) truthful!”

(Quran 7:194)

[[False gods, wheather idols or deified men, or ideas and superstitions have no existance of their own, independant of the creation of Allah. They are Allah’s creatures, and like servants are subject to HIS Authority. Deified men are not real men, but false ideas of men. They cannot help themselves: how can they help others?]]

“Have they feet to walk with? Or hands to lay hold with? Or eyes to see with? Or ears to hear with? Say: “Call your god-partners, scheme (your worst) against me and give me, no respite!”

“For my protector is Allah, Who revealed the Book, (from time to time) and HE will choose and befriend the righteous.”

“But those you call upon besides HIM, are unable to help you, and indeed to help themselves.”

“If you call them to guidance, they hear not. You will see them looking at you, but they see not.”

(Quran 7:195-198)

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Allah admonishes the idolators who worshipped idols, rivals and images besides HIM, although these objects were created by Allah, and neither own anything nor can they bring harm or benefit. These objects do not see or give aid to those who worship them. They are inanimate objects that neither move, hear, or see. Those who worship these objects are better than they are, for they hear see and have strength of their own.

Allah said:

Do they attribute as partners to Allah those who created nothing but they themselves are created; meaning, `Do you associate with Allah others that neither create, nor have power to create anything?

Allah said in another ayah:

“(O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily, those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought. They have not estimated Allah His rightful estimate. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, Almighty);”

(Quran 22:73-74)

Allah states that if all false gods of the disbelievers gather their strength, they would not be able to create a fly. Rather, if the fly steals anything from them, no matter how insignificant, and flew away, they would not be able to retrieve it. Therefore, if an object is this weak, how can it be worshipped and invoked for provisions and aid.

 

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Recognizing Modern Slavery

SLAVERY, as chattel slavery, in America no longer exits. But what of the other forms of human exploitation. Occasionally we read in newspapers or television of some poor person forcibly held, as a servant of some sort, not allowed to leave, to meet and have friends nor enjoy basic humane rights as any other American. The manipulators use various social persuasions to bring these people under their control; at times, saying it is for their own good or betterment. So that person never attempts to go to school, to get a job thinking this is the right thing to do, for themselves and everybody, ‘Community,’ etc. If you have any accomplishment, or association they will attempt to claim you saying, he is our representative. A key word used instead of servant [slave], is ‘available.’ What good to you are your life sacrifices if they cannot be enjoyed by you and your children, and your children’s children. Especially if Allah has blessed you to live and love those children, some who witnessed your struggle, pursuing an education, working etc. so they will know that these are some of the things they will need to make life better, to make a future for themselves. Trying to give whats good in life and let them know they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. But unfortunately, you can have a phd, good paying job and can still be subject to manipulations that force you to be “available.”

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ISLAM: Essential Beliefs

 

 

 

ISLAM: Essential Beliefs.

عَنْ أبِى عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ :  سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ يَقُوْلُ  :

بُنِيَ الإسْلآمُ عَلَى خَمْسٍ : شَهَادَةِ أنْ لآ إلَهَ إلاَّ اللهُ وَ أنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ ، وَ إقَامِ الصَّلاةِ ، وَ إيتَاءِ الزَّكَاةِ ، وَ حَجِّ الْبَيْتِ ، وَ صُوْمِ رَمَضَانَ.

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ وَ مُسْلِمٌ .

On the authority of  Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahman ‘Abdullah, the son of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattib (may Allah be pleased with them both), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say:

Islam has been built on five [pillars]:  (Iman)  to testify that there is nothing worthy of worship but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, to establish prayer (As-Salat), paying charity (Az-Zakat), making the pilgrimage to the House (Hajj), and fasting (As-Sawm) in Ramadan.

It was related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

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Essentials of Belief:

  1.  Iman (Belief): to bear witness  that ; there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

أشْهَدُ أنْ لآ إلَهَ إلاَّ اللهُ وَ أشْهَدُ أنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَ رَسُولُهُ

Ash-hadu an-laa ilaaha ill-Allahu,  wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan

‘Abdu-hu wa Rasuuluhu.

  1.  To establish Salah (prayer; five times a day at designated times).
  2.  To pay Zakat (charity).
  3. To fast the month of Ramadan.
  4.  To perform the Hajj to the Ka’bah at Makkah (once in your lifetime, if you are physically and financially able).

The Religion of Al-Islam has five essential creeds that are mentioned in the above hadith.  The first creed, or pillar of the faith is to testify that “There is no god but Allah: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” This, ‘belief’ must be joined with action, these actions Iman (Belief)As-Salat, Az-Zakat, As-Sawm, and Hajj), are actions that manifest our belief in Allah.  When we implement these into our lives we are able In-sha-Allah to receive mercy from Allah; [see Quran 24:55-56].

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Articles of Faith:

{Specific beliefs that are required of a person to have firm faith in Allah.}

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ ءَامِنُواْ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ وَٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ ٱلَّذِى نَزَّلَ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِهِۦ وَٱلۡڪِتَـٰبِ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنزَلَ مِن قَبۡلُ‌ۚ

وَمَن يَكۡفُرۡ بِٱللَّهِ وَمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَتِهِۦ وَكُتُبِهِۦ وَرُسُلِهِۦ وَٱلۡيَوۡمِ ٱلۡأَخِرِ فَقَدۡ ضَلَّ ضَلَـٰلاَۢ بَعِيدًا

“O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and his Messenger, and the scripture which He hath sent to His Messenger and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). And who denieth Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Day of Judgment, hath gone far, far astray;” Quran 4:136.

  1. Belief in Allah
  • Belief in God (Allah), the one and only one worthy of all worship (Tawhid).
  • 2.      Angels
  • Belief in the Angels (Mala’ika).
  • 3.       Revealed Books
  • Belief in the Books (Kutub) sent by Allah
  • 4.       Prophets (Messengers); all of them including Adam, Noah, Moses, Jesus, etc., (may the peace of Allah be upon them all (including belief in the finality of Prophethood with the Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمُ ).
  • Belief in all the Messengers (Rusul) sent by Allah
  • 5.       The Last Day: Resurrection, and the Hereafter.
  • Belief in the Day of Judgment (Qiyama) and in the Resurrection (life after death).
  • 6.       Divine Decree
  • Belief in Destiny  (Qadar), both the good and bad thereof.

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Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri رَضِىَ اللهُ عَىْهُ : The Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ said, “If a person embraces Islam sincerely, then Allah shall forgive all his past sins, and after that starts the settlement of accounts: the reward for his good deeds will be ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed, and an evil deed will be recorded as it is unless Allah forgives it.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Hadith No. 40 A).

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