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4- إثبات وحدانية الله وأنه لا شريك له

4- The Oneness of the Creator

The Oneness of the Creator.

the Creator-glorified & exalted is he- identifies Himeslf to us saying : {"Say (O Muhammad):"He is Allâh, (the) One. "Allâh-us-Samad" [Allâh the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)]."He begets not, nor was He begotten. "And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him."} (Sûrat Al-Ikhlâs) It is the oneness(unity) that has no *****alent, similar, or identical,which all prophets & apostles proclaimed. The Almighty God says: "22. Had there been therein (in the heavens and the earth) âlihah (gods) besides Allâh, then verily both would have been ruined. Glorified be Allâh, the Lord of the Throne, (High is He) above all that (evil) they associate with Him!" ( Al-Anbia'a) If there were many gods, the universe would have been ruined. Presumably, these so-called gods have free wills ,which would certainly conflict concerning one creature. whenever they conflict, they will fight. Then,the system of the creature would be ruined ,and the whole universe is created & united with a unite of system-as observed. Scientists & sages have provided clear proves & confutations about the oneness (unity) of the Almighty Creator. First proof: If there was a partner with God each one's need for the other would be undeniable. But, God-who is absolutely perfect- doesn't need since the need is imperfection. Second proof: If there was a partner with God, each one could either prevent the other or couldn't .If one of them could, the other would be prevented & deprived. & if he was unable to prevent the other, he would be deficient & imperfect. Incapacity is not a trait of God. So in both cases , It's impossible that God has a partner. And it's proven that there is only one God who has no partner & who is absolutely able. Third proof: The existence of God necessitates His absolute ability & power over all. That He can defeat absolutely all which encounters Him. Otherwise, the lack of such ability is imperfection. Consequently, It's intuitive that the partner is defeated, & obvious that it is impossible to be other than God the only one. Fourth proof: If there was a partner with God, three cases wouldn't be exceeded. 1-Both are capable of applying the system. 2-Both are incapable. 3-They are different & unequal in their capacity. If both are capable, then one of them is supernumerary (unneeded). If both are incapable, the both are useless. If one is capable & the other is not, then the divinity is attributed to the capable & doesn't fit the other. So, divinity is attributed to the powerful only God with no partner or *****alent. The whole world testifies that it is created by the only One. Your food depends on the function of your stomach & intestines. and doctors say that the function of intestines depends on the blood circulation.& the latter depends on breathing & air. And good air depends on plants.& plants depend on the sun.& the existence of the sun depends on he existence of other planets & stars. Thus,everything depends –in its existence & function- on another thing,as observed that the stomach is connected with the stars ,which testifies that all are the creation of one God

5- لماذا خُلِقنا؟

5- Why were we Created?

Why were we Created?

God (Allah) said in the Holy Quran : … I only created jinn and man to worship Me. (Surat adh-Dhariyat: 56) "Why does Allah want us to worship Him?" Now if we are to look initially into revelation, to determine why was man created, there is a deeper question that we should be asking before that: "Why did God create?". This before we even get to man because man is not the greatest act of creation. Allah says: "The creation of the Heavens and the Earth is indeed greater then the creation of mankind; yet, most of mankind know not." [Surah Ghafir, verse 57] Man is not the greatest act of creation, this universe is far more complex and far more magnificent than man. So the issue of creation should then go to, "Why did God create?", as opposed to simply, "Why create man?". Human beings don’t really create, they manipulate, because they can only "create" what already exists. When we make a chair or a table, we didn’t create the wood, we had to take it from a tree, we didn’t create the ****l, which makes the screws etc, we had to melt down rocks and take the ****l out. So we are not creating from nothing. We are manipulating things which Allah has already created in to different shapes and forms which are useful to us. We call it "creation" but the real act of creation, is creation from nothing, and this is unique to Allah alone. There is another aspect, besides the fact that the creation exists because Allah is the creator. We can also see from what prophet Mohammad pbuh has informed us, that in the creation there is manifestation of Allah’s attributes of mercy, forgiveness, kindness etc etc. Allah created man in paradise, they disobeyed Allah, but Allah had taught them how to repent, how to turn back to him and seek his forgiveness, then he would forgive them. Having done that, they were forgiven, Adam became the first prophet, and mankind was absolved of that sin. The story of Adam and Eve is the story of human existence. Human beings are given a consciousness of Allah. When Allah created all human beings, as he states in the Qur'an, he took from Adam (Adam) all of his descendents, and made them all bear witness that Allah is their Lord. So we are all born with that consciousness. He has also given us a consciousness of what is right and what is wrong. we were created in a means or a way in which Allah has chosen to manifest his attributes of creation, mercy, grace etc and he could have chosen another one. But relative to us as human beings, we know that our purpose is to worship Allah. Allah does not need our worship, a Allah didn’t need to create. When he created us to worship him, he didn’t create us, out of a need for our worship, because Allah has no needs. In a famous hadith qudsi in which Allah says; If all of you, jinn and mankind, were to worship like the most righteous amongst you, it would not increase the dominion of Allah in any way shape or form. And if all of us, jinn and mankind ... Therefore when we look for the purpose of worship, we have to look into man. Allah created us to worship him, because we need to worship him. It is something he has given us as a means of benefiting ourselves. We are the ones who benefit from it. Worship has been established, fundamentally for the growth, the spiritual growth of man. This growth takes place through the remembrance of Allah. When you look at all the different aspects of worship, you will see the core of it is focused on the remembrance of Allah. "Establish the prayer for My remembrance." Allah has said that he has created us to test us, to see which of us is best in deeds. He is not testing us to know, in the sense that he doesn’t already know, but this world is a test for us in order again that we can grow spiritually. We cannot develop this spiritual characteristic of generosity unless some of us have more then others and then we are required to give of the wealth we have. When we give, we grow. Similarly, if we were not in a position where others had more then us then we wouldn’t have the ability to develop the higher spiritual quality of *******ment, patience, satisfaction in what Allah has given us. So it is all there in order to bring out the higher spiritual qualities, which enable us to attain the state, which makes us suitable and eligible to return to paradise. The paradise from which we were created, we were created in paradise and for paradise. Through our choices we have left, in this life, a field of testing, where we can grow to a state where we deserve paradise. The purpose of this life is the worship of Allah, this life is a test. A test for us, will we worship Allah, or will we forget Him. This is where our focus has to begin.

6- من الذي يجب أن نعبده؟

6- Whom Must We Worship

Whom Must We Worship

The submission of man to His Creator is the essence of Islam. The name “Islam” is chosen by God (Allah) and not by man. It is the same unifying Message revealed to all the Prophets and Messengers by Allah and which they spread amongst their respective nations. In its Final form it was revealed to Muhammad (Peace & Mercy of Allah be upon him) as a complete Message to whole mankind. The Lord, Allah, is the True and Only Creator that deserves to be worshipped. No worship is worthy of being given to a stone, statue, a cross, a triangle, Khomeini, Farakhan, Eliajahs, Malcom’s X or Y, Ghandi, Krishna, Guru, Buddha, Mahatma, Emperor, Joseph Smith, Sun, Moon (not to that from Korea too!), Light, Fire, rivers, cows, Rama, Temples, Prophets, Messengers (Yes! Muslims do not worship Muhammad-peace be upon him), Saints, Priests, Monks, Movie Stars, Sheiks, etc.!!! All are created beings or things. ALLAH, is the Name of the One True God. His Name is not chosen by man and does not have a number or gender. It is known that Allah is the Name of God in Aramaic, the language of our beloved Prophet Jesus and a sister language of Arabic. The Name “Allah” has been used by all previous Prophets starting with Adam and by the last and final Prophet, Muhammad (Peace be upon them all). The Innate Nature in man recognizes what is good and bad, what is true and false. It recognizes that the Attributes of Allah must be True, Unique, and All-Perfect. It does not feel comfortable towards any kind of degradation of His Attributes not does it qualities to the Creator. Many who became “dis******* with God” did so because of the practices of the Church in medieval Europe and because of the claims of “god dwelling in a son” and the concept of the “original sin”. However, they “escaped” into worshipping a new theory called “mother nature” as well as the “material” World. With the advancement of materialistic technology others from different religions adopted the concept of “forgetting about God” and “let us live this life and enjoy it!”, not realizing that they have chosen the worship of the “original god” of Rome: Desire! .As a result the “enjoyment” is turning to “suffering” from AIDS. NOW we can see that all of this materialistic and secular progress produced a spiritual vacuum that led to complex social, economical, political, and psychological problems. Many of those who “fled” their “religions” are in search again. Some try to “escape” the complexity of their daily lives via various means. Those who had the chance to examine the Qur’an and Islam, proceed with a complete way of life that relates man to establish a purpose for his presence on earth. This is well recognized in the Attributes of Allah and what does He require from man. He does not want man to be enslaved to any false deity: nature, drugs, lust, money, other man, desire, or sex. He provides man with the proofs that He is the One who can redeem so that man can free himself from the slavery to any form of creation and to turn to his Creator Alone. THIS Creator Has Perfect Attributes. He is the First, nothing is before Him, the Ever Living. To Him is the Final Return where everyone will be dealt with in the Most Perfect and Just way. He does not begot nor He is begotten. Those who attribute Divinity to Jesus forget or ignore the fact that Jesus was in a mother’s womb. He needed nutrition; he was born and grew up to be a man. He was trusted with the Gospel as a Message to the Children of Israel: “For there is One God, and one mediator (i.e. a messenger) between God and men (the Children of Israel), the man Christ Jesus) (I Timothy 2:5). A man-messenger calling his nation not to worship him: “But in vain they do worship me!” (Mathew 15:9). A man who needs to eat, walk, sleed, rest, etc.. cannot have Divine Attributes because he is in need and God (Allah) is Self-Sufficient. AS far as Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Marxism, and Capitalism, there is the devotion of worshipping created being/things in one form or another. Jews had attributed a “Nationalistic” belonging to Allah. They labeled Him “The Tribal God” for the Children of Israel. Men and women following these “religions” were born with the natural inclination of submission to their Creator, Allah. It is their parents who had driven them into their respective traditions. However, once people are exposed to the Signs of Allah around them, or in the Qur’an or to someone who triggers their Fitra (natural inclination to worship Allah Alone), the reverting process begins and that is why we see a universal spreading of Islam. In the West and despite tha many distortions of Islam in the Media, many admit that Islam may be the fastest growing Faith. No sense of fairness can be achieved without a genuine attempt to know the Word of Allah in the Qur’an and not on the 30-min-Evening News. This is the real challenge for those who seek the Truth. Man is created for a purpose: to live a life in accordance with Allah’s way. Why Not? Do we posses the air we breath? Did we create ourselves or others? Or were we ourselves the Creators? We are limited and weak. So is our right to ignore our Creator where we all need Him? ISLAM is the submission in worship to Allah Alone and it is the essence of all the Messages sent to all nations before us. Allah is All-Just and All-Wise. He does not intend confusion for His Creation. The religion accepted to Him is the one chosen by Him. Its essence must be One, because He is One. It is free from geographical, racist, and status oriented concepts. It is Perfect and it is the complete way of life. All these qualities are chosen by Allah in His Only Religion: Islam. Its details are in in the Qur’an, read it and come with an open heart because none can expose better than the World of Allah. The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. He did not author it. He was unlettered. Its translation is available in many languages in bookstores or in an Islamic Center close to you. Take the time to read it and come/call the Islamic Center, or speak to someone who re-verted and submitted to Allah Alone. The Decision is yours!

7- معاني أسماء الله الحسنى

7- The 99 Names and Attributes of Allah

The 99 Names and Attributes of Allah

It is not possible to perfectly translate the names and attributes of Allah from their original Arabic into English. However, here are some fairly close explanations. Allah: He who has the Godhood which is the power to create the entities. Ar-Rahman: The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter. Ar-Rahim: The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers. Al-Malik: The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection. Al-Quddus: The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries. As-Salam: The One who is free from every imperfection. Al-Mu'min: The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him. Al-Muhaymin: The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures. Al-'Aziz: The Defeater who is not defeated. Al-Jabbar: The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed. Al-Mutakabbir: The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them. Al-Khaliq: The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence. Al-Bari': The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities. Al-Musawwir: The One who forms His creatures in different pictures. Al-Ghaffar: The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again. Al-Qahhar: The Subduer who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything. Al-Wahhab: The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. Ar-Razzaq: The One who gives everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram. Al-Fattah: The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldy and religious matters. Al-'Alim: The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge. Al-Qabid: The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy. Al-Basit: see above Al-Khafid: The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment. Ar-Rafi': see above Al-Mu'iz: He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degradeswhoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem. Al-Muthil: see above As-Sami': The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ. Al-Basir: The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any otherinstrument. Al-Hakam: He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word. Al-'Adl: The One who is entitled to do what He does. Al-Latif: The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them. Al-Khabir: The One who knows the truth of things. Al-Halim: The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them. Al-'Azim: The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement,and Purity from all imperfection. Al-Ghafur: The One who forgives a lot. Ash-Shakur: The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience. Al-'Aliyy: The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures. Al-Kabir: The One who is greater than everything in status. Al-Hafiz: The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect. Al-Muqit: The One who has the Power. Al-Hasib: The One who gives the satisfaction. Aj-Jalil: The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status. Al-Karim: The One who is clear from abjectness. Ar-Raqib: The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it's meaning is related to the attribute ofKnowledge. Al-Mujib: The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him. Al-Wasi': The Knowledgeable. Al-Hakim: The One who is correct in His doings. Al-Wadud: The One who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slavesis His Will to be merciful to them and praise them:Hence it's meaning is related to the attributes of the Will and Kalam (His attribute with which He orders and forbids and spoke to Muhammad and Mu sa -peace be upon them- . It is not a sound nor a language nor a letter). Al-Majid: The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness. Al-Ba'ith: The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment. Ash-Shahid: The One who nothing is absent from Him. Al-Haqq: The One who truly exists. Al-Wakil: The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon. Al-Qawiyy: The One with the complete Power. Al-Matin: The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired. Al-Waliyy: The Supporter. Al-Hamid: The praised One who deserves to be praised. Al-Muhsi: The One who the count of things are known to him. Al-Mubdi': The One who started the human being. That is, He created him. Al-Mu'id: The One who brings back the creatures after death. Al-Muhyi: The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life bygiving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge. Al-Mumit: The One who renders the living dead. Al-Hayy: The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, fleshor blood. Al-Qayyum: The One who remains and does not end. Al-Wajid: The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness. Al-Majid: The One who is Majid. Al-Wahid: The One without a partner. As-Samad: The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs. Al-Qadir: The One attributed with Power. Al-Muqtadir: The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him. Al-Muqaddim: The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills. Al-Mu'akhkhir: see above Al-'Awwal: The One whose Existence is without a beginning. Al-'Akhir: The One whose Existence is without an end. Az-Zahir: The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without aplace. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributesof bodies. Al-Batin: see above Al-Wali: The One who owns things and manages them. Al-Muta'ali: The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation. Al-Barr: The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified however He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy. At-Tawwab: The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance. Al-Muntaqim: The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It maymean the One who destroys them. Al-'Afuww: The One with wide forgiveness. Ar-Ra'uf: The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willedamong His creatures. Malik Al-Mulk: The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed. Thul-Jalal wal-Ikram: The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied. Al-Muqsit: The One who is Just in His judgment. Aj-Jami': The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment. Al-Ghaniyy: The One who does not need the creation. Al-Mughni: The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures. Al-Mani': The Supporter who protects and gives victory to His pious believers. Al-Mu'tiy The Withholder. Ad-Darr: The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed. An-Nafi': see above An-Nur: The One who guides. Al-Hadi: The One whom with His Guidance His belivers were guided, and with His Guidance the living: beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them. Al-Badi': The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example. Al-Baqi: The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him. Al-Warith: The One whose Existence remains. Ar-Rashid: The One who guides. As-Sabur: The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.

8- وفوق كل ذي علم عليم

8- A One More Knowing

A One More Knowing

A One More Knowing "Wa fawqa kulli dhi 'ilmin 'alim—a phrase occurring, after a proclamation, in verse 76 of Surat Yusuf (Joseph) that resonates throughout every Conference and every night. "So he searched their saddle-bags before his brother's, then produced the cup from his brother's bag. This is how We planned for Joseph, for he could not take his brother under the law of the king unless God so willed. We raise in status whom We please. And over everyone endowed with knowledge is one/One more knowing." In the strained hours of nightly reflections, this phrase taunts, torments, and comforts you. The scholars would debate whether it means that over everyone endowed with knowledge is a person more knowing, or that over everyone endowed with knowledge is the One who is All-Knowing. The one does not exclude the other. In either case, the impact upon you is the same. When it comes to knowledge, you are tormented by your status, taunted by the status of others, and comforted by the status of God. If you could struggle with problems of your own construction, the hours of reflection would not be so strained. You would control the problem and its solution. You would no longer be taunted and at times baffled, by the way others think of and resolve problems. If only you could filter all the problems through your own unitary and individualistic perceptions, you could escape the long agonizing hours of incoherence. If only you could speak to yourself — if you could be the speaker and the audience, you would make perfect sense. But every morning as you emerge from your sanctuary, you are taunted and tormented by the endless stream of challenges to your coherence and lucidity. Your convictions remain solid. It is your very lucidity that is challenged. A student tells you that the only way she can afford repaying her fathers debts and going to school is to objectify herself every night into an item of consumption on a dance floor. She asks, how is that different from the way men and women are objectified and consumed every day in their corporate jobs? A woman tells you that she feels objectified and consumed in her marriage. She is no longer an individual with feelings and emotions, but she is simply a functional role — a role that she plays without dignity or pride. Doesn't that give her the right to seek after one who does make her feel as an individual and humanizes her dead soul? A man, after fifteen years of marriage and three children, tells you that he has now found a woman who is "better for his religion." She brings him closer to God than his present wife. He asks, "Don't I have an un*****ocal right to divorce, granted to me by God?" Then he adds, "As to the children — children are resilient, and when they grow up they will understand." A kid has become convinced that the devil has blue eyes and that on the Final Day all the evil ones will be resurrected with blue eyes. Doesn't that tell us something about the worth and nature of races? Another kid has become convinced that the heart of Islam is the Khilafa (Caliphate) and until there is a Khilafa everything is haram. Doesn't that create an unwavering duty upon all of us to focus on the singular goal of re-establishing the Khilafa on this earth? A woman argues that what she does with her body is her business. Her body is her canvas; it is where she asserts and expresses herself. The man arguing with her seems to think that every woman's body is his business, his canvas, and his means to self-expression. Life confronts you with absurdities, layers of problems that demand not only clarity of thought but expression. To know what is right needs only conviction, but to be able to communicate what you believe to be right needs lucidity. Yet, lucid expression demands lucid thought, and the clarity of a thought is inseparable from the clarity of the expression that communicates it. Knowledge belongs to God, and coherence is your duty. You carry the burden of lucidity in understanding and expressing God's knowledge. The infinite ability of human beings to produce absurdities only reminds you of your status. Over everyone endowed with knowledge is The One who is more knowing. The burden of lucidity taunts and torments you. The knowledge of The All-Knowing comforts you. And you pray, "God, ease the burdens of my heart and lift the impediments of my tongue so that they may understand what I say" (20:25-8).

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