Sunday, June 10, 2007
Apostasy -Criminal Breach of Allegiance to Allah Pt.1
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
May the Guidance of Allah be upon us all. Ameen.
Following the recent focus and attention on the subject of Apostasy by those who are advocating the freedom to deny God, I hereby would like to broach on the subject by sharing with you what the reality is as far as the Supreme Constitution above all other Constitutions from none other than Almighty God Himself has to say about it.
The matter of accepting that there is a Creator of us all and the entire universes before us and all it's contents borders on the realization of us, Mankind that we do have a living spirit @ our soul which is created by Allah and Him Alone.
Read about the swearing of allegiance to Almighty Allah by our souls when we are first created by clicking on to the image above to see it in a larger view.
You can download the Pdf copy of the Holy Qur'an, Allah's Final Testament and His Supreme Constitution for all of us Mankind here.
Apostasy is not something that mankind can take lightly as if we have the right to deny our Creator!
Hell, we wouldn't even be here arguing or debating endlessly about this or any other subject if we weren't created by God in the first place, would we?
Why is it so hard for obstinate minds to understand that we aren't created by God for idle sport?
Did we just come into being from out of the blue as part of a big bang and plop, there we are evolving from as Charles Darwin would have us believe? Well, not in my book.
I believe in Allah and in my life and my own understanding based on my life experiences, have come to learn so many things and I just marvel at the multitudes of Life that God has created and still continues doing so even though so many of His creation especially amongst Mankind choose to defy Him and deny their soul's allegiance to Him when they were first created.
Man is created by Allah and given all that we need by way of our faculties of reasoning and thought yet some of Mankind feed their minds with all negativity about our Creator.
Many amongst mankind are ungrateful to Him who gives them life and they say that they do not owe Him anything.
Just reflect on our beginnings.
“ O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much), and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs). „
We mankind are born helpless and clueless to all that is around us unlike many other of God's creatures. Some animals can fend for themselves almost immediately after being born like those born in the wild African savannah's. Who instilled in them that survival instincts if not Allah?
Only the natural instinct of mercy imbued in us all by the Almighty makes each parent (responsible ones that is) to nurture and care for their offspring's. It is our parents who raise us up to be whatever faiths and social traditions of our forefathers.
Those of us who have a sense of rationality will do our own soul searching and try to understand the why's, how's and if's of our own circumstances of being born into any particular faith.
As a child, I didn't understand much about my faith and just followed what the elders of my village did and practiced. Eventually, as I got older, I started to learn more and come to realize the tenets of my faith and started to understand Islam more.
I started to attend all the religious classes and discussions by the scholars of Islam in my home island State of Penang and also those residing in Seberang Perai, Kedah and Perak.
Back then, I was an avid mureed of Islamic Knowledge and at every given opportunity , I'd ride my trusty Honda C70 motorbike to all the 'majlis ilmu' that I came to hear about and would go study from the dedicated Ustaz's that I came to know.
Among my favorites are Ustaz Hj.Abdullah Bukhari, Grand Imam of Masjid Kapitan Keling Penang, Ustaz Shamsuri Hj. Ahmad of Tasek Gelugor, Seberang Perai and Principal of Sek.Menengah Agama Al-Irsyad, Ustaz Yazid, and many others.
I am still learning and discovering many aspects of my faith that never fails to astound me as to the Magnificence and Opulence of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that transcends the perception of us Mankind and that I believe will never be completely come to be understood by Mankind in its entirety right to the very Last Day on Earth.
I pity those whose hearts are sealed from coming to realize how much Allah loves His Creation and still allows them to remain alive unlike us if we had the power to determine who lives or who evaporates into nothing.
I think that those who apostatize from believing in Allah are those whose hearts and minds are clouded by their ego's and ill conceived notions of being smarter than Allah and the rest of mankind.
Mankind who are misled into such major sins such as throw themselves into the path of doom are categorized into several types. They are :
1. Those who are scholars, academicians, thinkers, lawyers, advocates and solicitors in both the civil and syariah and philosophy.
They delve into the field of academics, law, philosophy, etc. and spend considerable time to argue and debate about the various subjects concerning the rules and regulations of mankind but fail to observe their personal birthrights of not falling into various sins against God and do not uphold their responsibilities that both Allah and mankind place in them.
They get misled by the 'ilm that they come to acquire and possess. They assume that they have reached a certain stage in their positions besides Allah and that they have acquired knowledge that absolves them from Allah's punishments and believe that their advocacy to their clients will be accepted by Al Akbar. They are misled into thinking that Allah will not take them to task for their sins and crimes against both Allah and mankind.
These 'learned ones' often fall into ruin due to their tremendous ego that blinds them from admitting that their knowledge is but a dot compared to the Oceans of 'Ilm that Al Aziz possesses and disburses only a minute fraction to be shared by His creation.
Ego blinds such folks from coming to learn that Knowledge consists of two categories. Those of us Muslims who study about Islam come to learn of these two different fields of 'ilm according to our own levels of understanding and the amount of study we put into it.
They are 'Ilmu Mu'amalah and 'Ilmu Ma'rifat.
I am still and forever will remain a mureed of these fields but Alhamdulillah, am so grateful to Allah SWT for gracing me with the opportunity to learn about it and hope to continue doing so to my last breath. Ameen.
'Ilmu Mu'amalah is learning about the Halal and the Haram, learning about the 'akhlak of the soul that is subject to either being amongst the accursed ones or amongst those who are praised and to learn as to how to heal and treat our soul and what to avoid?
This knowledge is to be put to practice and not just learn it in theory for without practicing what one comes to learn but doesn't practice it is akin to being a hypocrite.
All the acquired knowledge about what's right and what's wrong comes to naught if the learned one doesn't really practice what's enjoined and stay away from what God prohibits.
Many learned ones live double life's. One that they put up before the ignorant public and one that they deem to be their own personal and private choice. Kind of a Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde persona.
All their expertise and 'ilm which they have come to gain and profess amounts to nothing when they lie to themselves and to God what more to the masses who look up to them to lead them to the Mercy of Allah?
The ones who come to state that they are masters of the spiritual realm of 'ilm which is 'Ilmu Ma'rifat and claim to have learned about Allah, His Characteristics and His Attributes but fail to teach others and practices, neglecting their duties and ignore Allah's Commandments and go against His Syari'ah Laws are even worse!
It is a gross criminal breach of allegiance to Allah by those amongst us who lead double life's and do not admit to their faults and pretenses yet stand before the people as being the righteous ones , fighting for justice and championing the 'oppressed'.
Woe betide them who fail to live up to their positions and fail to lead society to the righteous path of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala knows us to the very core of our selfs and none can escape His Sight and on the Day of Judgment will be revealed as to who we really are and all that we have recorded in our Book of Deeds.
Do not think for even a fleeting second that we can get away with even an iota of sin or will we be not rewarded for the smallest good deed that we even had a slight thought of doing.
Insya Allah, I will continue about this topic in the following post.
Peace be upon you.