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26 February 2013

New Fact - Analysis on Chapter Mary (Mariam)

Dr Millar, one of the mathematics scientists who converted to Islam, amazed me with his observation when he tried to read the Quran expecting that he would read things concerning the Prophet’s wife, his companions or a story about his life. Instead, he found a whole Surah talking about Mariam.

This scientist was astonished. While the four bibles didn’t specify a chapter for Miriam “peace be upon her”, neither her name was mentioned two nor three times, he found that Miriam's name was repeated in the Quran 34 times. Moreover, there was positive reception and admiration about Miriam “peace be upon her” in all the verses that her named was mentioned in. If Muhammad “peace be upon him” was the one who wrote the Quran, why did he specify a large space to talk about the Christ and his mother…. And forget about his wife Khadija for example?

Eisa’s name (Jesus) was mentioned 25 times in the Quran, and the Christ’s name was mentioned 11 times. However, Muhammad's name was mentioned 4 times only! If we glanced at all the Quran verses, we find that they come from a God source. More often, the speech comes in the glorifying (plural) format, for example: (Verily, We, it is we who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Quran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) [ Al-Hijr:9].(Verily, We will inherit the earth and whatsoever is thereon. And to Us they all shall be returned) [Miriam: 40]. (Verily, We give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them), and their traces and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book) [Ya-sin: 12]. (Verily, We it is Who give life and cause death; and to Us is the final return) [Qaf: 43]. (Verily, it is We Who have sent down the Quran to you (O Muhammad) by stages) [A-Insan: 23]. 

Lets look momentarily to the format these verses were revealed in which couldn’t be written by Muhammad peace be upon him. If the prophet is the one who came up with the Quran, why does it speak to people in the plural format (Verily, We); why it did not say (I)? The reason is very simple; the one who revealed the Quran is ALLAH almighty. He who created the universe, he who gives life and causes death. Glorified (and exalted) be He above all that they associate with him.

In this Surah, the Christ and his mother “peace be upon them” were mentioned, and the Quran corrected the lies that the Jews made up for this great woman. It purified her from polytheism and disbelief and chose her above the women of mankind and jinn.

Here we ask the question: what does Muhammad “peace be upon him” benefit from correcting these lies. Why are all the prophets, in the Quran, mentioned in great honor, compared to Torah which claims that Allah's prophets had committed adultery, drinking, lying, and cheating…… why does this prophet (Muhammad peace be upon him) do these corrections and where does he bring this information from? 

The answer is very simple; the one who taught the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is ALLAH almighty who knows the truths about everything. That is why this Surah witnesses the truth about the Quran, not as they claimed, that Muhammad took the information from the Torah and the Bible.

If that argument was true, we should have seen either a replication of the bible tale, or denying it. However, the Quran came with the true story which makes sense logically and scientifically. 

It befits not the Majesty of ALLAH who created the universe, that he should beget a son. What does he need a son for? What is the profession of that son? Is he a God or what does he do? That is why we find that even a young child accepts the oneness of the lordship of ALLAH which is a proof that the humankind was created believing and witnessing that ALLAH is the one and the only God.

By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel
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23 February 2013

Hadith Info: Purity Necessary for Prayer

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) does not accept the prayer which is performed without purity.” [Muslim]

The people of a suburb of Madeenah, Quba, were very particular in cleanliness for performance of prayers for which Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) praised them: “In it (the masjid of Quba) are people who like to observe purity; and Allah loves those observing purity.” [Quran: Surah Taubah, Ayat 108]

All the leading newspapers in India in 1975 carried the Hindu Prime Minister Mr Morarji Desai’s statement: “I drink my own urine every morning.” A certain Hindu sweetmeat seller sprinkles cow urine (considered holy) on his sweetmeats when he opens the shop for the day, in order to acquire abundance. Perhaps this is because in no single book on the Hindu religion is any mention made on the precepts of purity and cleanliness. So it is up to an individual’s sense of cleanliness and decency to live like a human being.

In a similar manner, the concept of purity and cleanliness in the Sikh religion can be gauged from the fact that if a Sikh shaves his head or removes hair from his armpit or below the navel, or undergoes circumcision, he is excluded from the religion.

All praise is to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) who taught us through Islam how to stay clean and pure.

22 February 2013

Poem - Best Muslimah

She is the one who walks down the street
Looking at nothing else but her feet
Covered from head to toe
Ignoring the hateful stares as she goes

Rightly dressed,
Not like those who are a mess
With parts of thier skin showing
However this Muslimah is glowing

With all the modesty and the deeds
Which she will take and plead
To Allah swt on Judgment Day
Whereas the ones who neglected thier own

Will beg and pray
For another chance
However it is now to late
They were under the devil's trance

Respect the right
Stones may be there along the way
It will all be worth it, if you just fight
Because it will all add up on Judgment Day.
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19 February 2013

Picture Perfect: Charity before your Death

Spend (in charity), out of what We have granted you, lest death comes to any of you and (remorsefully) he says, “My Lord, if only you grant me an extension, (a little more time), I would give (my wealth in) charity; and I would be righteous!” [Quran 36:10]

Prophet (pbuh) said, The feet of a slave will not move on the Day of Judgement until he has been questioned about [four things:] one of them is "where he earned it and how he spent it" 

5 Benefits Of Taking Care Of Our Emaan.

At the root of our actions and thoughts, is our Iman. What we do, who we are and how life is going for us has a deep connection with the level of our Iman. Other than La Ilaha Illallah, how much do we nourish our Iman?

5 Reasons Why We Should Take Care Of Our Iman (although there are many more):

1. It brings us closer to achieving Jannah. We all want Jannah for ourselves and for others, because it is Allah SWT’s greatest gift to those whom He is pleased with, InshaAllah.

2. It is a means of escape from our problems. Who here doesn’t have challenges in their lives. We are always looking for a way out, and InshaAllah this is the best way.

3. It is a way to attain Allah SWT’s protection. There isn’t a moment in our lives, however great or small, that we don’t need Allah SWT’s protection and blessings over us. This we can never have enough of.

4. It allows us to enter into the strong holds of Brotherhood and Sisterhood. It is these bonds that make us special, make us powerful, InshaAllah. Who else can claim such close ties save those who have Iman?

5. It permits more goodness into our lives. Of course we want the best of the Akhira, but we also want and ask Allah SWT for the goodness in this world. In addition to making Du’a, increasing our Iman is a great way to kindle such goodness.

I trust in Allah that whatever He chooses will be the best.

One must, always expect good from Allah and trust His Decision and Judgment with regard to every aspect of his life. Allah has promised that if the believers show reliance in their Lord, then Allah will suffice them,

Whoever trusts in Allah, will find  Him sufficient. Verily, Allah will accomplish His purpose.” [Soorah at-Talaq 65:3]

The Qur'aan gives us the example of Prophet Yaqub's strong trust in Allah. He had very handsome children. When he sent his children to Egypt; he instructed them to enter Egypt through different gates because he feared evil eye for them.

“And he said, ‘O my son! Do not enter by one gate, but enter by different gates…”

and then he says,

…I cannot avail you against Allah. The decision rests only with Allah. I put my trust in Him alone, and all who trust should only trust Him.” [Soorah Yusuf (12): 67]

Meaning although my precaution cannot prevent Allah's Decision and appointed Decree; I trust in Allah that whatever He chooses will be the best.

14 February 2013

Hadith Info: Who Overpowers Whom

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The most perfect among the Mumineen in Emaan are those with the best character and the best among you are those whose character with their wives is best.[Mishkaat]

We learn from this hadith that the highest standard of good character is good treatment to the wife.

Allama Aaloosi (rehmatullah) has related in Tafseer “Rooh ul Ma’aani” that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Those husbands who are merciful are overpowered by their wives, while those who are hard hearted, who have bad character, overpower their wives.”

This means that the wives start speaking sharply, they become playful towards the husband and display coquetry, but they do maintain and fulfill their rights.

13 February 2013

Hadith Info: Anger and Revenge are From Fire

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Save yourself from anger, because it is a flaming fire which burns the heart of the son of Adam.[Rooh ul Ma’aani]

After attaining Emaan remaining firm on it is called steadfastness.

There are many who act like the friends of Allah for one moment but the next moment they turn into devils. For a few days they are like angels, but when the self (Nafs) overpowers them, they become like devils. When anger overpowers them they do not think who they are and who their Allah is. Then they even forget that a little while ago they were reciting the Quran, last night they performed Tahajjud, and even prayed Ishraq this morning. In anger, they change into Shaytaan, say what they want to, and even beat someone up!

Why is such a person called a Shaytaan? Because Shaytaan is created from fire and anger is also created from fire.

That is why the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) recommended the person who feels himself to be getting angry, to drink water, since water quenches fire. Get away from the person making you angry, do Wudhu, splashing yourself well with water, and pray two Rakat Nafl asking Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for help to subdue your anger.

Allamah Abul Qasim Qushairi said: “A friend of Allah does not take revenge, and one who takes revenge can never be a friend of Allah.”

[Peace of Mind by Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar]

12 February 2013

The Atheist Neighbor

There was an old man who would come out every morning on the steps of his front porch, raise his arms to the sky, and shout, "Praise be to God!"

One day an atheist moved into the house next door. Over time, he became irritated at the little old man. So every morning he would step out onto his front porch and yell after him, "There is no God!"

Time passed with the two of them carrying on the way every day. Then one morning in the middle of winter, the little old man stepped onto his front porch and shouted, "Praise be to God! Oh God, I have no food and I am starving. Please provide for me, oh God!"

The next morning, he stepped onto his porch and there were two huge bags of groceries sitting there. "Praise  be to God!" he cried out. "He has provided groceries for me!" The atheist jumped out of the hedges and shouted, "There is no God. I bought those groceries!" The little old man threw his arms into the air and shouted, "Praise be to God! He has provided me with groceries and He made the devil pay for them!"

10 February 2013

Picture Perfect: Mother

08 February 2013

What's the point of going to Jumah? - A short story

A Muslim wrote a letter to the editor of the Jammat newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to Mosque every Friday.

"I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can't remember a single one of them. So I think I'm wasting my time . . . and the Imaam they are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the dismay of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall what the menu was for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: they all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would be dead today."

No comments were made on the sermon contents anymore.

Moral: The lips of the righteous nourish many . . .

Poem: Qiyama (Day of Resurrection)

The Day Angel Israfil blows the trumpet of light
The day full of astonishing sight

Everything trembled by the fright of Allah’s might
Blazing fire holding the fierce heat intensely tight
With the Garden of Paradise drawn extremely nigh

The Day the trumpet is blown to smile or frown
For the graves to be turned upside down
For the burden of the Earth to be spat out

The Day the trumpet is blown, the day to mark
The Sun folding up and Moon vanished into the dark
Both joined together in the Cleaving and Quaking Park

With the sky cleft asunder
Making the stars loose their luster
When they seem to be scattered
Every soul shall know about this matter

Mountains blown like carded wool
After uprooted from everywhere
Vanishing into hallucination like a nightmare
Followed by a Rude Awakening which is surely fair

The Oceans set to boil and thirst
As if left to undergo a mighty burst

The day full of chaos, clamor and uproar
The day the dead bones are assembled at the core

In the exact proportion with their very finger tips
Eyes full of terror and frozen lips

The sad and gloomy faces starring
The bright beautiful beaming faces
Both waiting to meet their back braking Assess

The day when humans look like speckled moth
The day of gathering for human species of every sort

The Day when every soul shall witness Great calamity or hilarity
With no place of refuge or security
When they witness The Inevitable Sure Reality
Written by: Sohail Syed

07 February 2013

Picture Perfect: Result of Interest

If you engage with Interest based bank loans, you will end up as a bank's slave.

"O you who believe ! fear ALLAH and give up what remains of interest, if you are truly believers." #Quran 2:278

05 February 2013

Hadith Info: Who Will Allah Owe Something To?

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On the Day of Qiyaamah Allah Ta’ala will say, ‘Let that person stand who has a right over Me.’ None beside those will stand who forgave the faults of others in the world.[Rooh ul Ma’aani]

One who contains his anger and forgives another his fault, never reminding him of it nor letting it affect his behaviour towards him will earn this privilege, that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will say He owes them something in exchange! SubhanAllah! He, whom all creation depends on for every breath, is offering this prize to those who forgive the faults of others.

The grandson of Ali (radi Allahu anhu), Zain-ul-Abideen Ali bin Husain was being assisted in the performance of Wudhu by a slave girl, when she happened to drop the water container wounding him thereby. He looked at the maid servant with angry eyes. 

She, being a Haafidha (one who knows the entire Quran by heart), immediately recited the Ayat of the Quran, “The special servants of Allah are those who swallow their anger.” He said in response, “I have swallowed my anger.” 

Upon hearing the command of Allah, he immediately submitted to it. The thought did not occur to him, “I am being addressed by a mere slave girl.” Immaterial of who utters it, it is the speech of Allah, therefore afford it its due regard.

Thereafter she continued with the next segment of the Ayah, “…and who forgive people.” He responded by saying, “I have forgiven you.” She then went further to complete the Ayah by reciting, “…and Allah loves those who are Muhsineen, those who do favours.” In response to this he said, “Go, for Allah’s sake I have set you free.”

04 February 2013

Cockroaches and Antibiotics

The study co-author Simon Lee of the University of Nottingham in the U.K say”It's a promising new lead. We are looking in an unusual place, and to my knowledge no one else is looking there". "That's what we need in terms of finding new antibiotics, because all the usual places (such as soil microbes, fungi, and purely synthetic molecules) have been exhausted."  Lee Added

The team tested nine separate types of antibacterial molecules found in the insects' brains and discovered that each molecule is specialized to kill a different type of bacteria.“This very clever defence mechanism allows the bugs to survive in the dirtiest of domains” Lee said.

Scientists say that insect-brain drugs for humans are still years away and they claim that cockroaches could one day save our life.

Glory to Allah Almighty who didn’t create anything without a purpose as He Almighty says:

"And in your creation and what He scattered (through the earth) of moving (living) creatures are signs for people who have Faith with certainty." #Quran 45:13

Atheists and disbelievers claim that these creatures were created by the power of nature!!!!! And it has no benefit but Allah Almighty say that He exploited all creatures for our benefit as He says :

"And has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favour and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are signs for a people who think deeply." #Quran 45:13

By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

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03 February 2013

I am Israel

I am Israel- I came to a land without a people for a people without a land. Those people who happened to be here, had no right to be here, and my people showed them they had to leave or die, razing 480 Palestinian villages to the ground, erasing their history.

I am Israel - some of my people committed massacres and later became Prime Ministers to represent me. In 1948, Menachem Begin was in charge of the unit that slaughtered the inhabitants of Deir Yassin, including 100 men, women, and children. In 1953, Ariel Sharon led the slaughter of the inhabitants of Qibya, and in 1982 arranged for our allies to butcher around 2,000 in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla.

I am Israel - carved in 1948 out of 78% of the land of Palestine, dispossessing its inhabitants and replacing them with Jews from Europe and other parts of the world. While the natives whose families lived on this land for thousands of years are not allowed to return, Jews from all over the world are welcome to instant citizenship.

I am Israel - in 1967, I swallowed the remaining lands of Palestine - the West Bank and Gaza - and placed their inhabitants under an oppressive military rule, controlling and humiliating every aspect of their daily lives. Eventually, they should get the message that they are not welcome to stay, and join the millions of Palestinian refugees in the shanty camps of Lebanon and Jordan.

I am Israel - I have the power to control American policy. My American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) can make or break any politician of its choosing, and as you see, they all compete to please me. All the forces of the world are powerless against me, including the UN as I have the American veto to block any condemnation of my war crimes. As Sharon so eloquently phrased it, "We control America".

I am Israel - I influence American mainstream media too, and you will always find the news tailored to my favor. I have invested millions of dollars into PR representation, and CNN, New York Times, and others have been doing an excellent job of promoting my propaganda. Look at other international news sources and you will see the difference.

I am Israel - and you Palestinians want to negotiate "peace!?" But you are not as smart as me; I will negotiate, but will only let you have your municipalities while I control your borders, your water, your airspace, and anything else of importance. While we "negotiate," I will swallow your hilltops and fill them with settlements, populated by the most extremist of my extremists, armed to the teeth. These settlements will be connected with roads you cannot use, and you will be imprisoned in your little Bantustans between them, surrounded by checkpoints in every direction.

I am Israel - with the fourth strongest army in the world, possessing nuclear weapons. How dare your children confront my oppression with stones, don't you know my soldiers won't hesitate to blow their heads off? In 17 months, I have killed 900 of you and injured 17,000, mostly civilians, and have the mandate to continue since the international community remains silent. Ignore, as I do, the hundreds of Israeli soldiers who are now refusing to carry out my control over your lands and people; their voices of conscience will not protect you.

I am Israel - and you want freedom? I have bullets, tanks, missiles, Apaches, and F-16's, to obliterate you. I have placed your towns under siege, confiscated your lands, uprooted your trees, demolished your homes, and you still demand freedom? Don't you get the message? You will never have peace or freedom, because I am Israel.

Best Regards;
"The danger in this world does not come from the people who do evil, but rather from those who sit and let it happen."
By Hashem Said
The Daily - Washington State University

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01 February 2013

The Invitation To Haq (Truth)

At present there are numerous sects in the Ummah. The followers of every sect believe themselves to be on the true path and rejoice in their respective outlooks on Islam. As far as madhab and actions are concerned every sect is quite different from another, but in-spite of tremendous dissimilarities there are certain common values on which all sects are united. And it is towards these values that all sects can be invited and thus united. Allah, the Exalted has also invited people sharing common values towards this particular fundamental so that they may assemble and unite. Allah, the Almighty Says:

"Say: O People of the scripture! come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partners unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away then say: Bear witness, that we are Muslims."(Surah: Aal-e-Imran, Verse: 64)

The gist of the above invitation is that Allah alone is to be worshipped and no one else beside Him enjoys this right. It is a fact that sectarianism originated from abandoning the teachings of Allah and His prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) and following others instead. When the respect and love for a person exceeds the limits i.e. when his words and deeds are considered to be the truth, rather the criterion of judging truth, then this is equal to worship.

This particular form of worship has been prohibited by Allah in the afore mentioned verse. The meaning of the above verse is clear. When a person is given such a position of respect that his words are considered to be ultimate then this is like taking him as one to be worshipped, whereas it is Allah whose words are final and who is to be worshipped.

Religious demarcations and decisions are the job of Allah and none is allowed to intervene or make any change in the boundary of religion.

We invite all the sects of this Ummah towards this doctrine of faith. All of Allah's religious ordinances and instructions are complete and preserved in the Quran and Sunnah, which are common among nearly all sects.

Therefore we invite all sects to unite on these common values and act only on the Quran andSunnah; abandon all sectarian-distinguishing names and call ourselves Muslims only; end all sectarian religions and only consider Islam to be our religion. Letting sectarian religions flourish is like establishing many Islam's though the fact is that Islam is one and it can only be found in the Holy Quran and Ahaadeeth (traditions) of the prophet of Allah Our beloved prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said:

O People! for sure, I am leaving among you those (two things), if you hold them firmly you would never astray. Those (two) things are Allah's book and the tradition/way of His prophet.
(Reported by Al-Haakim. Sheikh al-Albani declared the Hadith to be Hassan)

When the Quran and Sunnah are necessary for following the straight path then we must hold these two fundamental sources of Islamic law (Shareeah) firmly.

Respecting a person to such a degree where his words are taken deemed to be conclusive and obligatory is the highest degree of exaggeration, which leads to nothing but worshipping him, which is of course Shirk.

This is how the Jews and Christians were acting, that is they were taking the words of their rabbis and monks as final without putting a check through the book of Allah. They involved their-selves in obeying the rabbis and monks to such a level that they started believing in prophet's as they were the sons of Allah. Whereas in the meantime they also used to say that Allah alone is the lord. This has been indicated in the following Ayat.

"The (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and monks to be their lords besides Allah and (they also took as their lord) Messiah, son of Mary.(Surah: Taubah, Verse: 31)

Today similar is the case with this Ummah's sects. They also verbally accept the fact that no one should be taken as lord besides Allah i.e. no one's opinion and conjecture should be given the grade of divine law; only Allah's commandments and His revealed way of life is obligatory but like the people of the book they act differently, leaving the entire doctrine value of Islam in a jeopardy. An evidence of this is the present day existence of sects. If they had accepted this fact practically and performed their deeds in the light of the Quran andSunnah and should not have inserted any person's opinion and interpretation into religion, then these sectarian divides would have never ever existed.

When one tries to diagnose the reason of the existence of these sects in Islam he immediately comes to a point that they have not submitted their-selves to the Quran and Sunnah though they accept that these are the two things which are the base of Islam. Otherwise one cannot find the reason as to what makes them to practice something which is against the Quran andSunnah. When people of such sects are invited towards the base of Islam (Quran andSunnah) they become redundant. They practically reject the divine commands in the presence of teachings of their religious scholars and heroes. This is exactly how the Jews and Christians were acting and now are acting. The question is whether such a person remains a Muslim or not ?

For sure the reply will be in negative. Therefore all those who accept that the Quran andSunnah is the base of Islam must accept it from the core of their hearts and should apply it in their practical performance irrespective of the cost. Salvation can only be achieved by following the Quran and Sunnah, as these are the only source of law and way of life revealed by Allah for a Muslim. And hence anything followed other than the Quran andSunnah leads to nothing but polytheism in which the Jews and Christians were involved and who were invited towards the common factors between them and the muslims i.e.:

1. Not to worship anyone besides Allah.
2. Not to commit any type of polytheism.
3. Not to take one another as lords besides Allah.

They commonly accepted these values verbally only while in reality they had made many pious people among themselves lords. The people of the book did not prostrate in front of their pious and religious personalities but they held their opinions and religious decisions to be a part of religion directly intervening in Allah's decision and thus they were termed as polytheists. As a result, their verbal acceptance of Tauheed (monotheism) was not considered enough and they were invited to accept this doctrine practically as well.

The verse from Surah Taubah, which was quoted on page 4, continues as follows:

"(The people of the book took their rabbis, monks and Messiah, son of Mary to be their lords besides Allah) while they were commanded to worship none but one Ilah (and) there is no Ilah but He.(Surah: Taubah, Verse: 31)

This part of the verse proves, that the people of the book worshipped/obeyed their religious heroes and since this is clearly Shirk i.e. polytheism Allah declared:

"Be He glorified from all that they accept as partner (unto Him)(Surah: Taubah, Verse: 31)

Reviewing above one can see that people of book did not appear to be polytheists at all. They had accepted monotheism verbally and did not believe in placing any one beside Allah as lord, yet they were idolaters. Why? Because they acted against their madhab of oneness of Allah though they were preaching monotheism.

The verse under review further clarifies that polytheism is not only to have a belief (hidden or declared) against oneness but any act against monotheism irrespective of its acceptability (verbal) is also polytheism. And thus obeying any individual to the level of worshipping is as polytheism as believing in Eesa (Jesus) being son of Allah, because Allah has termed "worshipping individual or associating any one to Him as son (or else wise)" as polytheism.

Sole devotion to any one other than Allah is the root cause of disagreement and dissension which results in originating and establishing sectarianism with complete shelter; thus the truth is rejected straight away which is Kufr.

Allah, the Exalted says:

"And if Allah had so willed it, those who followed after them would not have fought one with another after the clear proofs had come to them. But they differed, some of them believing and some disbelieving.(Surah: Baqarah, Verse: 253)

It is Allah's law that people who reject the truth because of opposition and inequity will never bring faith in Him. This is a result of their Kufr (rejection) and it is a result ascertained by Allah. Isn't this the state of the existing sects? Isn't it that these people remain firm on their erroneous faith and deeds after getting clear proofs from the Quran and Sunnah which contradict their actions? Is it not that these people fashion the Quran and Sunnah in favour of their ancestral religions? Is it the quality of a believer to sacrifice the Quran and Sunnahfor his ancestral religion?

Dissension in the absence of clear proofs is an indecent quality but sticking to dissension after getting clear proofs against it (dissension) is an unpardonable offence, which is Kufr(infidelity).

Isn't worshipping other personalities irrespective of their status and inserting the words and opinions of ancestors in Allah's religion polytheism? Of course, it is, then what is going on all around us? Is this the Islam which has been bestowed by Allah? We seek Allah's refuge from such polytheism, ameen.

When one tries to take a look on the ancestral religions he immediately lands in a complicated position as to which of the sects is right and true! Certainly it is evident that all ancestral religions cannot be true. All the sects claim that they are right and are on the true path although there exist, tremendous differences of madhab, deeds, legalities and demarcations (Halal and Haram) among them. This situation demands that all sectarian religions and judgments of scholars and spiritual leaders must be judged in the light of the divine criterion i.e. Quran and Sunnah. Those found in accordance (proven) with this criterion should be considered acceptable otherwise rejected straight away. Here we invite our reader's attention to a situation which is totally against the above fundamental, that is existing ancestral religions have been made the criterion to judge the Quran and Sunnahwhich is the divine rule and guidance. This is done only in order to suit the commandments and actions of each sect and make them acceptable to their respective followers. Isn't it a crime and won't it lead to hell? Will Allah excuse this? Can Allah's religions remain intact in the presence of all these sects? Definitely not, hence this is the high time that we must put a check on our religious activities and ourselves. This is the only way to end disunity and come to a point to unite the Ummah as wanted by Allah in the following verse:

"Follow that which is sent down unto you from your lord, and follow no friends beside it. Little do you recollect!(Surah: Aaraaf, Verse: 3)

It is quite clear form the above verse that only divine revelations are to be followed and those are nothing but the Quran and Hadeeth (Sunnah). And one will agree that the words of ancestors are not at all revealed by Allah. Hence, all such religions and sectarian paths must be avoided as demanded by Allah in the above-mentioned verse. Leaving aside the path designed and bestowed by Allah is nothing but dissension and Dissension is Allah's torment. Can one afford to enjoy Allah's torment? We seek Allah's refuge from His torment. Ameen.

Allah the Exalted says:

"Say: He is able to send punishment upon you from above you or form beneath your feet, or to bewilder you with dissension and make you taste the tyranny one of another. See how we display the revelations so that they may understand.(Surah: An'aam, Verse: 65)

It is very easy to understand from the above verse that sectarianism is Allah's torment and hence, one must seek Allah's refuge form sectarianism. May Allah have mercy on all of us and give us the right guidance to understand Islam (Ameen). Surprisingly a fabricated Hadith: "The disunity of my Ummah is a divine blessing" has been propagated by the leaders of such sects which is absolutely against the Quran and Sunnah-the divine law, which gives the lesson of unity in every respect and terms disunity as infidelity and Kufr.

It is clear that true Islam can only flourish after sectarianism is ended and as such one must escape from dissension and sectarianism and hold the Quran and Sunnah firmly.

Allah, the Exalted says:

"And if your lord had willed, He verily would have made mankind one nation. Yet they cease not differing. Save him on whom you Lord has bestowed His mercy, and for that He did create them. And the word of your lord shall be fulfilled: verily I shall fill hell with the jinn and mankind together." (Surah: Hud, Verse: 118-119)

It is clear form the above verse that:

i. Allah wishes to see everyone as one group but He does not force people to unite.
ii. People will always remain in disunity and dissention.
iii. Only such people will be saved form disunity on which Allah will bestow His mercy.
iv. Allah has created people to bestow his mercy on them but they do not make themselves worthy of it and pave the way towards hell.
v. Allah will fill hell with dissentients.

Thus dissension is not at all divine blessing, rather it is a torment not only in this world but in the hereafter as well. And that is why the prophet (pbuh) said:

Do not dispute because the people before you disputed and were ruined.
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

When the prophet of Allah (pubh)sent Hadrat Ma'az and Hadrat Abu-Musa towards Yemen he instructed them:

Remain united and do not dissent.
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

It is quite clear form the Quran and Sunnah that dissensions not Islam at all. Reviewing the above verses and traditions, if dissension is divine mercy (as per the fabricated Hadith) then where is unity to be placed? Is unity Allah's torment? Of course not. Then we must unite and strive hard to end sectarianism and save ourselves from dissension which is Allah's torment.

The prophet (pbuh) of Allah said, giving us the caution:

i. You would definitely tread the same path which was trodden by the people before you inch by inch and step by step so much so that if they had entered into the hole of a lizard you would follow them in this also.
The companions of the prophet (pbuh) asked:
Do you mean Jews and Christians (by your words)?
The prophet (pbuh) replied: Who else (than those two religious groups)?
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

ii. Beware the people of the book split up into seventy-two sects, and this community will be split up into seventy-three: seventy-two of them will go to hell and one of them will go to paradise, and it is al-Jamaah.
(Reported by Abu Daawood and is saheeh).

From both the traditions mentioned above it is clear that:

a) This Ummah would follow the Jews and Christians.
b) This Ummah will also divide into sects as a result of following Jews and Christians.

The people of the book divided into sects and the reason was nothing but disunity as has been mentioned in the following verses:

"And nor were the people of the scripture divided until after the clear proof came unto them.(Surah: Al-Bayyinah, Verse: 4)

"And those who (formerly) received the scripture differed only after knowledge came unto them, through transgression among themselves.(Surah: Aal-e-Imran, Verse: 19)

Similar appears to be the fate of this Ummah as they also are rejecting the truth on the basis of disunity and inequity like the people of the book. When questioned, all the sects claim to be on the path of Quran and Sunnah but without proof. And surprisingly when proofs fromQuran and Sunnah are presented to them against their dissension they refuse its acceptability as was the case of the people of the book.

Now all those people who believe that Allah's bestowed religion is complete and intact must at the first stage say no to all sects and get adhered to that Jamaat whose entry to the paradise has been guaranteed and that for sure is Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen. The title of this Jamaat is not a fabrication rather the command of our beloved prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam):

Stick to Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen and their Imam (leader).

Hadrat Hudhaifa, the narrator of this Hadith asked:

What if there is neither Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen nor their Imam (what should I do in such a condition)?

The prophet of Allah (pbuh) replied:

Keep your self away from all those sects.
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

It is quite clear from this tradition that adherence to any sect is prohibited even if Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen does not exist. We are only to adhere to one Jamaat and that is Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen. May Allah haver mercy on us, what are we doing when the clear order is there to keep away from all sects? Hence it is obvious that all the sects must be terminated and that is only possible when they are abandoned and all the muslims adhere to Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen only. This way there will be no dissension and consequently no sects as well. Now we see the assessment of sectarianism by Allah and His advice in the Holy Quran.

The position and status of sectarianism:

Allah, the Exalted says:

"And be not of those who ascribe partners (unto Him): of those who split up their religion and became schismatic, each sect exulting in its tenets.(Surah: Rome, Verse: 31-32)

It is obvious from this verse that the branches of sectarianism converge on polytheism and the reason for this is clear. When a clear proof from the Quran or Sunnah reaches a follower of sects, he does not accept it. He only considers his religion and Imam, scholar or ancestor's words and deeds to be the final authority and neglects the Quran and Sunnah. Isn't this a sign of disbelief? Isn't inserting one's (Imam or ancestor's) opinion into religion polytheism? Allah, the Exalted says:

"Lo! As for those who sunder their religion and became schismatics, you (O Prophet!) have no concern with them, their case will go to Allah. Who then will tell them what they used to do?"(Surah: An'aam, Verse: 159)

What an advice from Allah which certifies and authenticates the advice of Prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam):

Keep yourself away from all those sects.
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Allah has forbidden this Ummah from dividing into sects like the people of the book as under:

"And be not as those who separated and disputed after the clear proofs had come unto them. For such there is an awful doom.(Surah: Aal-e-Imran, Verse: 105)

"And hold fast, all of you together to the cable of Allah and do not separate(Surah: Aal-e-Imran, Verse: 103)

This is Allah's clear command/order, which reflects the importance of unity in Islam.

One cannot find any lead to the proof of the existence of any sects during the days of prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) through any source i.e. Quran or Hadeeth. Because sects bearing different names as Ahl-e-Quran, Ahl-e-Hadeeth, Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki, Hambli, Fatmi/Shia etc. came into existence much and much after the prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam). As a matter of fact there was only one Jamaat formed by the prophet (pbuh) in his time which was named Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen. The following Hadith which at one hand signifies the importance of the attendance of women in Eid Prayer on the other hand it shows the value of Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen. The Prophet said:

(Even) menstruating women should participate in Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen and their prayers and should keep away form their Musalla (praying place).
(Reported by Al-Bukhari)

It is quite clear form the above Hadith that all the believers at the time of the prophet (pbuh) were members of Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen and hence the only Jamaat required to adhere to isJamaat-ul-Muslimeen.

A humble request to all readers, please check, are you following the Imam who has been made a symbol by Allah to be followed and that is Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam), or else if not it is the high time to check your every action as regards to Islam - the deen of Allah!

Finally we request our readers to unite along with us on one nucleus; end all sects; and since a believer has been named a Muslim and has been commanded to associate with Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen, we invite you to come to Jamaat and check it's activity and involvement and then decide. Dear readers, Please! do not follow any religion but ISLAM which gives you the clear command to obey none but Allah and His prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam).

Rise and break all idols of religious, national, tribal, lingual, sectarian, provincial and prejudicial devotion. Devote your lives for Allah only and love others for Allah only.

Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen is neither a sect nor it has any connection to any of the sects. It offers pure deen (religion) "Islam" - the religion of Allah and His prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam). So come and join Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen and assist the cause of Islam.

Shahid Ali
May, 1997
(Muharram 1418)