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Angels of ALLAH

The angels have been created from light, they obey Allah, carryout His will and have no free will, Angel Gibril (Gabriel) for example brought revelations from Allah to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and other prophets. Other angels record our deeds or carryout other functions.

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Say Al hamdulillah

(article taken from brother Rafei’s )

Let us all say Alhamdullilah and thank our Lord for all that we have. It seems never to occur to us that nothing we have is guaranteed (not tomorrow, not even our next breath). Just a reminder that it is not worth being ungrateful and dwelling on what we do not have when in an instant we may lose what Allah has given us. It may be a valid assumption to make, that human nature only allows us to appreciate something in its absence. Think of our countless brothers and sisters who lose their loved ones, their homes, their possessions, their entire lives work in an instant (and I am sure this will inspire us to say Alhamdullilah)…

The PROPHET (P.B.U.H) is reported to have said the following.

« “Take advantage of five things before five: Your youth before old-age; your health before illness; your wealth before poverty; your free time before becoming occupied, and your life before death. (Tirmizhi) « 

 

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acceptance of du’a

Presence of the Heart:Always make sure that your heart is mindful when you are supplicating because Allah does not answer a Du`a from an inattentive heart. Ibn Rajab says, « This is the greatest condition for the acceptance of Du`a. » Abu-Hurairah narrated that Allah’s messenger, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam said, « Invoke Allah while you are certain to be answered and know that Allah does not answer a Du`a from a heart which is inattentive and unmindful » (Tirmithi). Therefore, one must supplicate with total concentration and avoid distraction.

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who is the prophet Muhammad saw?

The last and final prophet that God sent to humanity was the Prophet Muhammad (Salalahu Alayyhi Wa Salam/ Peace and Blessings be upon him)
Muhammad (SAW) explained, interpreted and lived the teachings of Islaam.
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the greatest of all prophets for many reasons, but mainly because the results of his mission have brought more people into the pure belief in One God than any other prophet.
Even though other religious communities claimed to believe in One God, over time they had corrupted their beliefs by taking their prophets and saints as intercessors with Almighty God.


Some religions believe their prophets to be manifestations of God, « God Incarnate » or the « Son of God ». All of these false ideas lead to the creature being worshipped instead of the Creator, which contributed to the idolatrous practice of believing that Almighty God can be approached through intermediaries. In order to guard against these falsehoods, the Prophet Muhammad(SAW) always emphasised that he was only a human-being tasked with the preaching of God’s message. He taught Muslims to refer to him as « the Messenger of God and His Slave ».
To Muslims, Muhammad (SAW) is the supreme example for all people – he was the exemplary prophet, statesman, military leader, ruler, teacher, neighbour, husband, father and friend. Unlike other prophets and messengers, the Prophet Muhammad lived in the full light of history. Muslims don’t need to have « faith » that he existed and that his teachings are preserved – they know it to be a fact. Even when his followers only numbered a few dozen, Almighty God informed Muhammad(SAW) that he had be sent as a mercy to all of mankind. Because people had distorted or forgotten God’s messages, God took it upon Himself to protect the message revealed to Muhammad(SAW). This was because Almighty God promised not to send another messenger after him.
Since all of God’s messengers have preached the message of Islaam – i.e. submission to the will of God and the worship of God alone – Muhammad(SAW) is actually the last prophet of Islaam, not the first.

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How do I become a Muslim ?

By first attaining the above understanding of shahada (« La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad-ur-Rasool-Allah ») and then confessing it to Allah, glory and praise to Him.  

     To take your Shahada (i.e. make the confession of faith), just make your best attempt at pronouncing, in arabic, the statement, « Ashadu an (I bear witness that) La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad-ur-Rasool-Allah« .  You do not have to have witnesses to this event, and you should not make a big ceremony out of it, because it is a very personal committment.  It is, however, recommended, if you can, to make your shahada with muslim witnesses, but do not delay becoming a muslim for this or any such reason.  After you become a muslim, then you are held responsible for learning when and how to do salah and wudu, acting upon the pillars of Islam and faith, and for implementing what you learn, when you learn it.

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Does Islam teach us to kill ?

[Quran 7:28] They commit a gross sin, then say, « We found our parents doing this, and GOD has commanded us to do it. » Say, « GOD never advocates sin. Are you saying about GOD what you do not know? »

[Quran 49:13]« O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant. « 

[Quran 5:87] … and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

[Quran: 7:199] ……You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.

The relations of Muslims (Submitters) with others are based primarily on peace, mutual respect and trust. The theme in the Quran is peace as long as there is no oppression or injustice that cannot be resolved by all the peaceful means available.

The religion of  Islam forbids the killing of innocent people, irrespective of the cause – religious, political or social beliefs.

Quran, the Muslims’ holy book and scripture declares;

[Quran 6:151] « …… You shall not kill – GOD has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand. »

[Quran17:33] « You shall not kill any person – for GOD has made life sacred – except in the course of justice. ….. »

The laws of the previous scriptures that applied to previous generations and current generation are repeated and emphasied for the Muslims (Submitters) in the Quran. Muslims (Submitters) are commanded to follow such laws. Quran reiterates ;.

[Quran 5:32] « ……, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. ………….. »

The religion of Islam condemns the killing or even the persecution of people merely because they embrace a different religion. The Quran mandates the absolute freedom of religion in a society. It does not allow Muslims to fight except for self defense and to enforce peace. It does not allow restrictions on  those who disagree on religious matters. It urges the Muslims to treat such people kindly and equitably!

[Quran 2:256] « There shall be no compulsion in religion… ».

[Quran 60:8]« GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable. »

[Quran 8:61]« If they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient. »

[Quran 4:90]« …… Therefore, if they leave you alone, refrain from fighting you, and offer you peace, then GOD gives you no excuse to fight them. »

Regrettably, many terrorists groups have used the name Islam to promote their cause and this gave many non-Muslims a chance to asperse Islam and label the Muslims as terrorists. Deliberately ignored on the other hand, are terrorists who happen to be Christians or Jews.

With all the great laws established on earth by God or man, the evil among the human being, will  find a way to abuse, distort or misinterpret them. This does not make these laws evil but rather proves the evil nature of these criminals.

Terrorism as an act of violence has been committed by people from all religious and political backgrounds.

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Quran, chapter 112 verse 1-4

1. Say (O Muhammad): « He is Allah, (the) One.

2. « Allah the eternal and absolute

3. « He begets not, nor was He begotten;

4. « And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him. »

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Why would God send SO MANY prophets and different religions?

As you look into history before the time of Jesus (peace be upon him) their was Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and before him was Abraham peace be upon him) the father of the prophets. And they all preaching worship one God,

 But the thing which confuses most people is, why would God send so many prophets with different religions to people such has Judaism, Christianity and such Islam?

 The answer is God sent every prophet with the same message being, Worship one god and don’t associate any partners with God.

We look in Judaism the first commandment is

1.      I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

2.      Torah: « I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God » (Isaiah 44:6

In Christianity 12:28-32)

\n\n28        One of the scribes, when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" \n

\n29 Jesus replied, "The first is this: \’Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone!

\n30 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.\’ \n

\n31 The second is this: \’You shall love your neighbor as yourself.\’ There is no other commandment greater than these." \n

\n32 The scribe said to him, "Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, \’He is One and there is no other than he.\’ \n

\n Also in John (14:24) Jesus said, "whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me." Meaning Jesus was sent by god as a messenger also in John (17:1-3) \n

\n 1.      When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. ….. 3 Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, \nthe only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. « ,1] ); //–> we look it says in mark (12:28-32)

28        One of the scribes, when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, « Which is the first of all the commandments? »

29 Jesus replied, « The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone!

30 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. »

32 The scribe said to him, « Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’

 Also in John (14:24) Jesus said, « whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. » Meaning Jesus was sent by god as a messenger also in John (17:1-3)

 1.      When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven and said, « Father, the hour has come. ….. 3 Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

\n Meaning Christ was sent as a messenger not as son of god to worship 1 god and not to worship anyone else. No were in the bible does it mention god being 3 and there are many other verses.\n

\n So far what we see is the message of all religions is to worship 1 god and don\’t associate any partners with him. But this still doesn\’t answer the question why are their still other religions other than only being one?\n

\n The answer to this is from the time of Adam (peace be upon him) to the time of the last prophet Muhammad peace be upon him the message of the prophets was Worship only one god and submit to him. Meaning obey him and follow his commandments. \n

\n In Islam we believe god sent only one religion that being to submit to his will and only to worship him alone making the prophets and their followers submitters.\n

\n What does the word Islam and Muslim mean?\n

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\nIslam \u003d Submission                           Muslim\u003d Submitter« ,1] ); //–>

 Meaning Christ was sent as a messenger not as son of god to worship 1 god and not to worship anyone else. No were in the bible does it mention god being 3 and there are many other verses.

 So far what we see is the message of all religions is to worship 1 god and don’t associate any partners with him. But this still doesn’t answer the question why are their still other religions other than only being one?

 The answer to this is from the time of Adam (peace be upon him) to the time of the last prophet Muhammad peace be upon him the message of the prophets was Worship only one god and submit to him. Meaning obey him and follow his commandments.

 In Islam we believe god sent only one religion that being to submit to his will and only to worship him alone making the prophets and their followers submitters.

 What does the word Islam and Muslim mean?

Islam = Submission                           Muslim= Submitter  

\nSo as we can see Islam means submission and Muslim is submitter to the will of god being that Muslims we accept the message of the prophets from Adam – Muhammad (peace be upon them).\n

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\nSo the correct religion to follow is Islam.

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\nChapter 112 Verse 1-4

\n1. Say (O Muhammad): "He is Allah, (the) One.

\n2. "Allah the eternal and absolute \n

\n3. "He begets not, nor was He begotten;

\n4. "And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." \n

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« ,0] ); //–>

So as we can see Islam means submission and Muslim is submitter to the will of god being that Muslims we accept the message of the prophets from Adam – Muhammad (peace be upon them).

So the correct religion to follow is Islam.

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The Last Sermon of the Prophet

O People
Lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefor listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

O People
Just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest); therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity.

Allah has Judged that there shall be no interest and that all interest due to Abbas Ibn ‘Abd al Muttalib (the Prophet’s uncle) shall henceforth be waived.

Beware of Satan for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People
It is true that you have certain rights in regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives, only under Allah’s trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat you women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O People
Listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat.

Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white- except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim, which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not therefor, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well therefore, O people, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah (Hadith), and if you follow these you will never go astray. All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listened to me directly. Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people. »

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