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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Questions about Islam and current issues ~ Answering Akram Sultan

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!
May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you!

Sometimes I forget to check back on my articles comment sections after posting an article. Yesterday I came across these list of questions from Akram Sultan, one of my blog readers.

They are : 
1. Hukum for keeping memorable photo...
2.use social media for Islam....
3.video illustration of other religion...
4.eat @ restaurant...
5.eat the food which touched by a person who don't know  Ghusl' @``fardhu bath''
6 if Allah give all IIm until Qiyamat to Adam (as) why Allah didn't give social media to Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam

7.why we use this worst way to preach Islam.
Nabi preach Islam from Ruuh to Ruuh............. 

Living in these End Times, requires us to be fully aware of the 'Do's and Don't's of our religion, Al-Islam.

The Muslim diaspora spread around the world sees different nations and people interpret and practice what they deem to be Islamic practices and worship as they see fit.

Sometimes, certain practices which they carry out differs so much from what are the actual dictates of the faith that it borders on Khurafat @ Forbidden Practices and can nullify one's Iman @ Faith towards Allah and turn them into Musyriks and Kaffirs.

I really have no idea as to the background of Brother Akram Sultan but from a check of his Google+ profile can deduce that he is either a Pakistani or Indian Muslim.

To answer his 1st question:Hukum for keeping memorable photo.

We are currently living in the Akhirul Zaman @ The End Times. 

When Islam was revealed to Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, the Final and Greatest Messenger and Prophet of Almighty God, Allah the Supreme Creator and Master of the Universes, after 124,000 prophets and messengers came and passed onto the Realm of the Grave, in Makkah, Arabia, it was considered to be during the Age of the Jahilliyah (Age of Darkness).

For someone who is living in these times where the availability of audio-visual technology and the advent of digital photo and video cameras are commonplace, wondering whether it is permissible to keep memorable photos is really irrelevant.

In the early days of Islam, in Makkah, the Arabs had been reduced to worshiping pagan deities in the form of statues and other figments of human imagination. 

The Makkan Arabs had strayed so far away from the monotheistic belief that their prophets and forefathers had inherited and practiced through the passage of time that they had gradually turned into ignorant polytheists, musyriks and kaffirs.

The Prophet Ibrahim, the Father of both the Arabs and the Jews was a Prophet of Allah, who practiced Monotheism, the Worship of Allah, the One Supreme God.

His father had been an idol-maker and worshiper. Read about his story here and understand how it was for him back then?

When he passed away, his people who were not fully engaged in the pursuit of religious knowledge and its practice started to drift away and influenced by deviants and propagators of the absurd.

Over time, the Arabs turned into idol worshipers and barbaric in their lifestyles and were known to be recalcitrants of the lowest stature and frequently went to war against each other over the slightest dispute and resorted to cruel and inhumane acts based on their lusts and idiocy.

I don't need to tell you the whole stories of how nasty life was back then in the deserts of Arabia before the coming of our Noblest Messenger and Final Prophet of Allahu Rabbul Alamin, the Mercy of Allah for all Creation, Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam. 

Back to the subject being asked, whether it is permissible to keep memorable photos according to Islam, it goes back to the prohibition by the Prophet of Allah during his times not to make graven images of him or any living being in order to stop the practice of idol worship or the venerating of any makhluk @ creature or creation instead of Almighty Allah!

The people of his time were steeped in idol worship and various false gods and deities from their vivid imaginations. The Prophet Muhammad forbade his followers of making any paintings of himself or other beings so as not to allow the ignorants of falling into false worship of anything other than Allah!

That was the case back then. In those times of ignorance. We are now living in what is said to be the Final Days of Mankind. 

We have before us Oceans of Revealed Knowledge about Allah and Islam. The Complete Guidance for us as to how to live and worship only Allah, our One and Only God and Creator. We have all kinds of technologies and advancements n the field of Science and Technology in almost all fields and knowledge.

We know almost everything that we need to know as Mankind and are still discovering so many new things in every field imaginable.

We are fully aware of our surroundings and still to this very second discovering information concerning our presence here on Earth as the continuing lineage of humankind, Children of Adam and Eve.

Yet despite all these discoveries, technologies and knowledge, certain numbers of people, at times, even whole nations keep blundering and fall back into the olden ways. Repeating all the errors and mistakes that their forefathers made no matter how much facts and figures stare them in their wayward faces!

Even to this day there are those who venerate and hero worship their fellow humans. To really believe that Almighty God has a son or to believe that so and so is the current latest prophet or guide to save them from doom or whatever!

So to ask them to wake the hell up and stop such nonsense is tantamount to asking a deaf, dumb and blind ignorant, recalcitrant person to stop worshiping anyone or anything else except Allah would be a futile attempt!

In answering Akram Sultan, I would say that if we who are steadfast in our Iman and firm in our Aqeedah, have no problems whatsoever in keeping memorable photos, images and videos in our collection PROVIDED we do not end up over-glorifying such photos or display them in a manner akin to what the Kaffirs hang them on their walls or altars and worship them!

Displaying a photo or moving visuals that doesn't corrupt one's faith, belief or creed is permissible in our religion provided it doesn't induce the observer or viewer to deviate one's firm commitment to worshiping only Allahu Rabbi.

True Muslims ought to be rock solid in their Iman and Aqeedah towards Allah. Why reduce oneself to be so fragile, so easily influenced by this or that?

Try to emulate the Aqeedah of Rasulullah's Companion like Sayyidina Bilal al Habsyi. He was tortured by his Arab Kaffir master and grilled over a burning fire to renounce his faith in Allah Azza Wa Jalla!

Bilal remained steadfast and firm repeating 'Ahad!', 'Ahad!' signifying the Oneness of God until he was redeemed by the other Companions of Prophet Muhammad and freed from slavery!

A video clip showing the scene of Sayyidina Bilal played by an actor in the highly acclaimed movie The Message' which showed how it was during the early days of Prophet Muhammad's mission to spread Islam amongst the Arabs of Makkah and Madinah in Arabia.

You can watch the full movie below:



Watching this movie and digesting it's message has caused millions and millions of Disbelievers to embrace Islam and become true Muslims.

Alhamdulillah.

Be firm in your Syahadah and learn more about your birthright to be righteous servants of Allah.

Will be answering the other questions after this. Insya Allah.
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