In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate.
Assalamualaikum dear brothers and sisters,
May peace be upon those of you who still have it in you to comprehend the truth and rationality of Al Islam, the true faith of Allah, God Almighty for what it truly is and not for what some perceive to be the true picture of this faith revealed by Our Creator Himself and not as what many ignorant ones taint it to be!
First and foremost, come learn about the subject of this article by watching a 3 part series of lectures about the Shariah given by the world renowned Caller to Islam @ Da'ee of Allah, Brother Abdur Raheem Greene of the Central Mosque of London.
Shariah of Allah. What it is about? By Zainol Abideen @ MAHAGURU58
Dear Children of Adam.
Islam today is being both challenged by it's enemies all over the world and at the same time enthusiastically being embraced by millions of its discoverers all over the planet who have seen the Light of Al Islam, the true Way of Life for all Children of the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam, the Father of Mankind.
After years and years of listening to and being fed continuously by all kinds of misleading assumptions, fabrications, allegations of this and that plus concocted reports by those Kaffirins @ Disbelievers, who have a clear agenda against the only true faith for Mankind direct from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, God Almighty Himself, human beings from all walks of life are embracing the true faith of Al Islam in droves by the day.
Statistics and reports from all major news channels and media networks show a continuous rise in the number of people embracing and professing the faith of Al Islam despite living in the very countries that are consistently waging an open war against our faith and Muslims globally.
Let us watch a former Catholic priest share with us about what made him embrace Islam?
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There are millions of such cases all over the world. I will not be able to highlight each and every one of them here in this blog. I leave that to you. You too can come to discover about these extremely dedicated souls who have found the Light of Islam and in turn have become shining beacons to all others who are looking for the Truth of Islam.
Now, let us start looking at what is termed to be the Shariah of Allah?
To the uninformed lay person both Muslim and not, the Shariah is made out to be a repressive set of laws which border on the strictest harshest punishments meted out to people who according to the liberalistic Non Muslim perspective should just be let off with a minor tap on the wrist so to speak?
Even here in so called Muslim nation of Malaysia, there exists even amongst those who label themselves as Muslims but in actuality do none of the required religious practices and fundamental obligations that would qualify them to be regarded as Believers, an undeclared fear of the true Shariah principles, borne out of living a life devoid of the true Islamic Iman @ Faith and Amals @ Practices.
These are the kind of people whom we can safely say are Muslims in Name Only @ MINOS.
They have a Muslim name, look and dress as Muslims but in actual reality, live not as one. They are more comfortable to be in the company of those Kaffirs @ Disbelievers and Munafiqs @ Hypocrites.
They come across as fighters for this and that freedom and social causes but they do not for a jot live life as an Abdillah @ Servant of Allah. Most of these MINOS do not for a minute reflect as to the consequences of their actions or failure to appreciate the life that Allah the Almighty has given them but rather vie for the attention and adulation of those Kaffirs and Munafiqs who so love them for their ardor and zeal in combating those who strive to uphold the true Shariah of Allah.
Misconstrued assumptions of being righteous in their pursuits of acquiring the approvals and appreciation of their fellow anti Islam combatants give rise within them a false sense of pride and sense of achievements when they are toasted and heralded as 'champions of freedom and justice' when in truth they are nothing but agents of deceit and ill will against those who wish to live by and exist in the realm of Al Islam as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala commands us Muslims and Mukmins by?
Should we Muslims fret about such kind and stop working towards the implementation of Allah's Will upon us who revere and worship Him?
We should instead double our efforts in striving to share with those who do care as to what they become and help enlighten those who are seeking for Allah's True Love, Mercy and Salvation here on Earth and in the Yaum al Akhirat @ Realm of the Hereafter.
The abundance of religious knowledge for Mankind has never been greater than these present times. No longer does one have to travel vast expanses of land or sail off by ship to faraway places to acquire and gain such precious information. As the saying goes, 'Knowledge is Power!'
In these times and age of the Internet, we are able to access and read, watch, listen to all kinds of information and know how presented to us for practically the very least incurrence of costs and gain truthful information using our God given sense of intelligence and weigh the realities of right versus wrong and if in doubt discuss and ask for help and guidance of the ones who are the scholars and righteous upholders of Al Islam, tens of thousands of miles away from us by telecommunicating with them in real time online and over the airwaves.
This is the awesome advantage of living in these times where both the good, bad and ugliness of such potential in the field of communications are present and up to our own choice and free will in either using to our advantage or abusing of such privileges.
It's all entirely up to us. No reasons to complain or find faults with the world of communication that we have right before us. We decide as to whether we use this internet to find the truth of what zillions of information that has been stored and uploaded here to the worldwide web by both the righteous ones who have contributed to the virtual oceans of information online or by the devious ones out there whose major mission seems to mislead the masses into wasting away their precious lives into engaging in sin and debauchery as the 'coolest thing to do' in these 'Last Ages'.
These fiends have created even virtual cesspits and worlds of sin online and attract many to their destructive sites of misguidance and wastefulness. What a pity!
The Shariah of Allah is but a set of guidance for us to live our lives by. He Who has created us surely knows as to what we are capable of and as to what depths we can descend into if we are left to our own devices devoid of guidelines and rules to lead us either into the Hellfire or work our way towards Salvation and His Paradise!
So, we ask as to what is really the Shariah of Allah?
Shariah literally is the Arabic term for 'Way' or 'Path' leading to the promised state of salvation for those of us who submit to the Will of our Creator, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
To those who prefer for simpler explanations, I'd liken the Shariah to be what the 'Manufacturer' @ Creator has laid down the instructions or how to live our lives by in accordance to the consequences of doing this or that which will have an effect on us by our choice of actions, deeds or thought?
Is that simple enough?
It's just like us buying a tool or an item. We need to know as to how best to use it by following the instruction manual of the manufacturer. Let's say that you just bought a state of the art high technology gadget. For instance a sophisticated electronic equipment.
If you fail to read the instructions and you just try to wing it by straight away starting the equipment without really knowing the steps and ways to operate that equipment or tool, chances are that you might just screw up and destroy it in the process.
You need to know of the consequences of operating something as important, expensive and valuable like that pricey equipment without learning the steps and procedures of its operation?
Just like that, each and everyone of us, human beings are quite precious if we truly stop for a while and think of it?
We, the creation of Allah the Almighty are not just a product of evolution or created by chance!
Far from it! We are in fact, Allah's Vicegerents here on Earth. In simpler terms, we are here representing Allah the Almighty by taking charge of this planet Earth.
By our choices, we decide as to what we do or deal with the state of this planet and our actions, good or bad determines the future of this earthly mortal world?
In the Final Testament of Allah, the Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem, in Surah Ar Ra'ad Chapter 13 Verse 11, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala tells us that He will not change our fate or destiny Himself! He leaves it to us to decide as to how we go about living our lives and as to how we decide about anything concerning our presence here on Earth and what we do about this realm that He has given us to take care of?
11. Lahu muAAaqqibatun min bayni yadayhi wamin khalfihi yahfathoonahu min amri Allahi inna Allaha la yughayyiru ma biqawmin hatta yughayyiroo ma bi-anfusihim wa-itha arada Allahu biqawmin soo-an fala maradda lahu wama lahum min doonihi min walin
11. For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession, before and behind him: They guard him by command of Allah. Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls). But when (once) Allah willeth a people's punishment, there can be no turning it back, nor will they find, besides Him, any to protect.
Sadaqallah hal adzhim. Truthful is Allah the Almighty.
Brothers and sisters, fellow Children of Adam Alaihis Salam.
The Shariah of Allah consists of commandments of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala revealed to us in the form of Verses of the Holy Quran, the Last and Final Testament of God Almighty to the very last and final, Greatest Messenger of God, Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
Allah Azza Wa Jalla, chose Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam to deliver the Message of Al Islam in its completion to all Mankind.
Different from the tasks of all earlier prophets and messengers of God where such prophets and messengers were only sent to their respective tribes or people after the demise of our Father the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam and our Mother Sayyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha.
I would like to emphasize that when Allah the Almighty decided to create Adam, the first Man on Earth, His Malaikats @ Angels voiced out their concerns?
30. Wa-ith qala rabbuka lilmala-ikati innee jaAAilun fee al-ardi khaleefatan qaloo atajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku alddimaa wanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika wanuqaddisu laka qala innee aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoona
30. Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create A vicegerent on earth." They said:
"Wilt Thou place therein one who will make Mischief therein and shed blood?--
Whilst we do celebrate Thy praises And glorify Thy holy (name)?"
He said: "I know what ye know not."
Dear brothers and sisters,
You must remember that we who are human beings have been blessed by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala with our freedom of choice and will power.
The Malaikats @ Angels of Allah are however not accorded by the same. They are created by Allah the Almighty to listen to and obey Him. No free will of their own. Except as He Wills!
We on the other hand are imbued with that sense of rationality and powers of comprehension acquired by our own enterprise or taught unto us by our parents, guardians or those who raised us and in authority over us and our affairs.
The difference between us and other creatures of Allah is that we have been given our freedom of choice to do what we will BUT we have not been abandoned by Him entirely at the same time.
Many misinformed people claim that Islam as we have it today is the newest faith or religion on Earth?
How wrong can they be?
I would like to ask such folks as to what faith was Adam taught by Allah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem when he, the very first mortal human being was created by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala?
What religion do these disbelieving misguided folks think that Allah the Almighty Creator of us all taught our Father, the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam?
Would Allah the Almighty Creator have bothered to create Adam out of raw clay and blew life into him and then left him to his own devices?
To go worship another of Allah's creation such as Eesa ibni Maryam in the later times after Creation or all these other man made idols, figures and objects of false worship that we have over the centuries right up to the present day borne out of Man's over active imagination?
Would Allah have wasted His time over creating Adam and then left him faithless as a Kaffir?
Allah Azza Wa Jalla taught Adam our Father Al Islam!
Allah Azza Wa Jalla, our God Most Merciful, Most Compassionate taught Adam to worship Him and to revere Muhammad, His Final Messenger, way before any other human being, even before our Mother, Sayyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha was even created!!!
How screwed up can anyone be if they fail to realize the very truth that Al Islam was and is and forever will be the only ever true faith taught by and recognized by Allah the Almighty Himself?
It's all there! All the truth and information that any righteous, proper thinking person, man and woman can come to comprehend and think for him or herself that this here is the Holy Quran, our Complete Instruction Manual from our very Creator Himself, surpassing the realms of Time showing us the Shariah of Allah, the Way, the Guidance, the Path to seek His Salvation, His Rahmah, His Mercy by living our lives or what remains of it according to His Will, His Chosen Tariqah for us, His servants, whom He so loves that He, Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem has been ever so patient, ever so Merciful that if it was us deciding as to what we would do with all those over the years keep coming up with all these bullshit, all these transgressions against His Commands, would have wasted no time in evaporating each and every one of the transgressors and wrongdoers into nothingness in a bloody split micro second!!!
Really! I as a servant of Almighty, Most Merciful Allah am truly amazed and in awe of His unthinkable Supreme Mercy. His ever existing Patience.
Subhanallah! What a Lord! What an All Encompassing Creator!
Truly He is Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem, the Most Magnificent Supreme Being Who is the Most Generous, Most Giving Lord of us all.
Words fail me in describing to you what I have come to perceive Our Lord to be!
Yet here we are, living in a world where there exists billions of ungrateful, uncaring beings who know not as to all that they have been blessed with?
He or she who submits not to The Almighty truly is guilty of not according to their Creator, the Love and Submission in Total Faith for all that they have been given?
This existence. This life as we have come to know it. This ability to think and read, to be able to digest all these information. To be able to decide as to what we want to do next?
To decide as to whether we will still remain defiant of Him although He has provided us with all 124,000 over noble prophets and messengers sent to us, Mankind over the passage of Time?
Subhanallah! Most Noble is He, Allah Azza Wa Jalla for being so patient with us and still allows us to find Him through our own pursuits of 'Ilm and realizations.
Let me take you back to the teaching of our Father, Sayyidina Adam Alaihis Salam by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala as to the 'Ilm of this mortal Earth whilst being up there in Jannahtul Firdaus @ the Highest Paradise.
From Surah Al Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verses 31 to 39 of the Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem :
31. WaAAallama adama al-asmaa kullaha thumma AAaradahum AAala almala-ikati faqala anbi-oonee bi-asma-i haola-i in kuntum sadiqeena
31. And He taught Adam the nature Of all things; then He placed them before the angels, and said: "Tell Me The nature of these if ye are right?"
32. Qaloo subhanaka la AAilma lana illa ma AAallamtana innaka anta alAAaleemu alhakeemu
32. They said: "Glory to Thee, of knowledge we have none, save what Thou Hast taught us: In truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom."
33. Qala ya adamu anbi/hum bi-asma-ihim falamma anbaahum bi-asma-ihim qala alam aqul lakum innee aAAlamu ghayba alssamawati waal-ardi waaAAlamu ma tubdoona wama kuntum taktumoona
33. He said: "O Adam! tell them their natures." When he (Adam) had told them, God said: "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heaven And earth, and I know what ye reveal and what ye conceal?"
34. Wa-ith qulna lilmala-ikati osjudoo li-adama fasajadoo illa ibleesa aba waistakbara wakana mina alkafireena
34. And behold, We said to the angels: "Bow down to Adam:" and they bowed down:
Not so Iblîs: he refused and was haughty: He was of those who reject Faith.
35. Waqulna ya adamu oskun anta wazawjuka aljannata wakula minha raghadan haythu shi/tuma wala taqraba hathihi alshshajarata fatakoona mina alththalimeena
35. We said: "O Adam! dwell thou And thy wife in the Garden;
And eat of the bountiful things therein as (where and when) ye will; but approach not this tree,
Or ye run into harm and transgression."
36. Faazallahuma alshshaytanu AAanha faakhrajahuma mimma kana feehi waqulna ihbitoo baAAdukum libaAAdin AAaduwwun walakum fee al-ardi mustaqarrun wamataAAun ila heenin
36. Then did Satan make them slip from the (garden), and get them out Of the state (of felicity) in which They had been. We said: "Get ye down, all (ye people), With enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place And your means of livelihood--
For a time."
37. Fatalaqqa adamu min rabbihi kalimatin fataba AAalayhi innahu huwa alttawwabu alrraheemu
37. Then learnt Adam from his Lord, Words of inspiration, and his Lord Turned towards him; for He Is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.
38. Qulna ihbitoo minha jameeAAan fa-imma ya/tiyannakum minnee hudan faman tabiAAa hudaya fala khawfun AAalayhim wala hum yahzanoona
38. We said: "Get ye down all from here; And if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me, whosoever Follows My guidance, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."
39. Waallatheena kafaroo wakaththaboo bi-ayatina ola-ika as-habu alnnari hum feeha khalidoona
39. "But those who reject Faith And belie Our Signs, They shall be Companions of the Fire;
They shall abide therein."
Dear brothers and sisters,
Do you understand what the verses of the Holy Qur'an are telling us about? The translations of the Arabic verses of the Surah Al Baqarah take us back to the very moment of Creation of our Father, Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam.
If Adam is our Father and he is a Prophet of Allah, what does that make us all?
Are we not his offspring?
Adam is not a Son of God. He was and is a creation of Allah. I am using the term 'is' because as a Muslim, I have learned and do believe that our souls do not die. Only our mortal being does so.
We are created by Allah Azza Wa Jalla in the first instance of the creation of our Father Adam from earth taken from all parts of the planet.
If I am to digress here and start sharing with you what I have come to learn about the Creation of Adam, it is going to make this article, one of the longest ones that I will have written!
But just to give you a short insight as to the subject of our Father's Creation, all the Malaikats of Allah failed in their mission to get earth from the planet for Mother Earth refused to give up its contents when the Angels came down to get some upon being instructed to do so by Allah the Almighty.
This is going to take some broadmindedness on your part to comprehend the realm of existence that I am sharing here with you? It borders on the need for you to have some knowledge or rather comprehension of spiritual awareness on your part to see what exactly I am sharing here with you.
In Islamic knowledge, this sharing is based upon some aspects of Tasawwuf. The Realm of Spiritual Knowledge or `Ilm.
Professor Datuk Dr Hj Harun Din did a very good session on this aspect of Islamic Knowledge about the Subject of Creation in his many wonderful lectures. You should try get his tapes or dvd's on this matter.
Back to the subject.
Mother Earth refused to yield itself to the attempts of all of Allah's Malaikats in their trying to collect earth from all parts of the planet to bring back to the presence of Allah Azza Wa Jalla.
It's not like Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala was not able to get it Himself but it all comes to be part and parcel of His Master Plan as Insya Allah, I will share or attempt to do so later in my future writings if He Permits!
The last of Allah's Malaikats whom He imbued with the greatest of powers and strengths, Sayyidina Izra`il Alaihis Salam came down to Mother Earth and despite her protests scraped up all parts of the planet with his hands and brought the earth up to Jannahtul Firdaus and presented it to Allah's Supreme Presence.
For his success, Sayyidina Izra`il Alaihis Salam was appointed to be the Malaikatul Maut. The Angel of Death.
Let me tell you, what I learned about the process of Creation from the teachings of Professor Datuk Dr Hj Harun Din and other pearls of wisdom and spiritual sharings from my Mursyid, the Sheikhs and Ustaz's over the years continue to amaze me with the infinite supreme awareness of the greatness of Allah's Will that I am still speechless to try and comprehend the Oceans of Knowledge before me and yet realize that I have yet to even barely be able to scratch the surface of even one micro jot of Allah's Revelations here on Earth!
I am just truly humbled by this tiny spark of knowledge. That after all these years of seeking the truth and knowledge of Al Islam, there are still oceans and oceans of `Ilm that I as a perpetual mureed @ student have yet to be able to fathom and I don't think that I will ever be able to do so within the remaining seconds of my temporal existence here on Earth!
I believe that is the reason why most of our revered scholars of Islam and ulamaks aren't really bothered with all the trials and trivial pursuits of all those who have political and economic agendas as their main goals and targets of this temporary life, here on Earth.
It all becomes insignificant for them when they start delving into the realms of physical and hidden spiritual worlds of Islamic Knowledge revealed to us by Allah the Almighty Supreme Creator and his numerous prophets and messengers culminating with the appointment of the Greatest Man to ever walk upon this Earth, Muhammad al Mustafa, Khataman Nabiyyi Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam!
I am a bit overwhelmed by all these sharing and wish to stop for a while and continue, Insya Allah, later.
I wish you all the very best in your life's and ask you to please stop for a while and reflect on all that I have shared here with you.
May Allah bless us with good knowledge and inspire us to reach out and start discovering the true aspects and realities about Al Islam and all that it has to offer us, His servants.
Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen.
Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.
Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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~ To be continued. Insya Allah.