Islam -The very mention of it stirs every Tom, Dick or Harry or in our case, every Ahmad, Ah Seng , Samy to voice out their opinions and views about the Way of Life that Allah the Almighty revealed for us, the Children of Adam, in it's complete form to the Last of Allah's Messenger, the Holy Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam a thousand four hundred over years ago.
There is hardly a moment here on Earth where someone , somewhere is not debating about it or trying to pooh pooh it away according to whatever he or she has heard about it or imagine it to be!
If you look at the way some folks speak about Islam and raise their objections and findings about it whenever some other person were to even mention it, you could be forgiven for thinking that that someone broaching the subject must be a master of theology and knows each and everything about it!
You don't have to look far. The internet is chock full of such brilliant minds who sprout ideas from every orifice of their self that the scholars of Islam seem to be so irrelevant compared to such 'Masters of Islam' online today.
The blatant irony of it is that these supposedly 'know it alls' don't even practice or profess the faith in the first place. They are mostly consisting of those who are Kuffars, possess the characteristics of Nifaq, Fasiq and Bida'ah.
Even those who say that they are Muslims but do not practice even a jot of the faith speak as if they are the knowledgeable ones and these are the ones who are making the most noise amongst the people.
You know, those who have Muslim names but are only great pretenders.
Anyway, I couldn't be bothered with such folks for they choose to be so out of their own vocation and desire. Desire to be in the fire...sounds like poetry eh?
Let me start this post by touching on the first subject -Kufur @ Disbelief in Allah
Kufur is an Arabic word that means Disbelief.
It is not an insult but a term. Kaffir is a person who is not a Believer in Allah.
Hope those of you who are not a Muslim understand this clearly.
A Believer in Allah is called a Mukmin or a Muslim.
This is a term that recognizes one who believes in Allah as the Almighty God and Creator of all that is before us and the hidden realms.
By that I mean both the physical worlds and that of the spiritual kind.
- Disbelieving in Allah being their Creator is what many amongst mankind choose to be because they have yet to realize who they are and what is the consequences of being a Kaffir.
- Whoever has the slightest doubt in his or her heart that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is their Rabb and Master is a Kaffir.
- Anyone who denies the Existence of Allah or speaks ill of Allah is a Kaffir.
- Anyone who denies the Right of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to be worshiped as He Decrees is a Kaffir.
- Anyone who worships any other thing or being besides Allah is a Kaffir.
- Anyone who denies, doubts, insults or mocks any of Allah's Names and Attributes as revealed in the Qur'an and shared by the Messenger Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam in his Sunnah or Hadith's is a a Kaffir.
- Anyone who denies the role of Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam as the Last Messenger of Allah and doubts, mocks, insults or ridicules the Prophet of Allah is a Kaffir.
I personally have met many of such folks who by nature are excellent human beings save only for the matter of this coming to realize that it is none other than Allah whom they are seeking for.
These are the ones whom even Allah tells us about the ones in whose heart reign the goodness of their fitrah @ natural sense of good character to be amongst those who seek the Mercy of Allah but they are caught in the traditions and cultures of their kind.
This is why we who are Muslims must take heed of what Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Commands us in Surah An Nahl Chapter 16 Verse 125 in the Holy Qur'an.
"Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance".
Mankind has over Time been obstinate in the matter of submitting to Allah due to the reason that many are slaves to their own ego.
Ego that they know better. Ego that they are the masters of their own destiny. They call the shots. They decide this and that . Well, I have just one question to ask of such folks.
Where are those who had been as arrogant as they are now who had lived before them and those before them and those who through time had thought that they knew better than the rest?
Where the hell are all those idiots who strutted about on Earth as if they are the know it all's?
Where? Pray tell me. Well, it's absolutely obvious isn't it? All those smart alecs or smart asses have kicked the bucket so to speak. Reduced to nothingness. Earth to earth and dust to dust!
None stays immortal save for Allah the Almighty Who despite Mankind's recalcitrant ways still bestows upon us our sustenance, our life's as we have it with us and allows us to choose how to live but doesn't leave us on our own.
Almighty Allah the Most Merciful Most Compassionate sent to us prophets after prophets, messengers after messengers ending with the Last Messenger above all other Messengers, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
We have with us the Last Testament of Allah and the Hadiths of His Prophet as our Complete Guide to live our life's according to the Will of Allah.
I pray that you will do your bit to study about all these and catch up with the continuation of this subject in my following posts.
May the Truth be with you. Ameen.