Daily Archives: October 3, 2013
◕ Islam means peace. Islam comes from the root word ‘salaam’, which means peace. It also means submitting one’s will to Allah. Thus Islam is a religion of peace, which is acquired by submitting one’s will to the will of the Supreme Creator, Allah. Read the rest of this entry
Why would one delay the prospect of performing a Hajj mabroor, the accepted Hajj, the reward of which is nothing less than the gardens of paradise?
This is your chance to have all of your sins forgiven as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever performs Hajj to this house – Ka’bah- and does not commit any obscenity and wrongdoing, he, or she, will come out as the day he, or she, was born – pure and free from sins.”
From another perspective the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “Hurry to perform Hajj, as none of you knows what may happen to him.” It is as if the Prophet is telling us to think about the matter in a rational way. If someone who has the ability to perform the Hajj delays it; do they not fear that death may catch them up and they then meet Allah with no Hajj to their account?
The reality is that many do delay Hajj until it’s too late. As the years pass by some of them fall sick with debilitating conditions, others become financially stricken and so the great opportunity is lost.
Can you afford to take this risk?
Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta ‘ala) said:
By the dawn; by the ten nights
Al-Fajr 89: 1-2
Prophet Muhammad (Salla-Allahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: Read the rest of this entry
We know and we believe, that there is nothing like unto God; His essence is not like our essence and His attributes are not like our attributes; yet He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, All-Seeing. He does not need eyes to see, ears to hear, a tongue to speak; He is not in need of an organ, like us. Because He is nothing like His creation, He is free from such imperfections.
Just like He is the All-Hearing and All-Seeing without an ear or an eye, similarly “He, The Most-Merciful, is established over the Throne – Ar-Rahmanu ‘Alal ‘Arsh istawa’” without occupying a place and directionality (the six directions do not contain Him), because He is not a body or a particle. He is as He ever was before the creation of the Heavens and the Earth. We consign the meaning and modality of these attributes to God, who knows what we know not.
This is our ‘Aqeedah (Creed) as conveyed to us by the majority of rightly guided scholars of this religion.
Bismillāh-ir-Rahmān-ir-Rahīm, Wal-Hamdu lillaāhi Rabb-il-’Ālamīn. Was-Salātu Was-Salāmu ‘alā Sayyidinā Muhammadin Khātimin-Nabiyyīna wa Imām-il-Mursalīn.
Firstly, the question itself is invalid. The word ‘where’ means: in, at or to what place or position. In other words, it refers to a place, directionality, location etc. So what the questioner is really asking is, “What is the location of Allāh?” This is an invalid question because Allāh is free from place directionality and is not contingent to time and space. Read the rest of this entry