Daily Archives: October 17, 2013
“The Clash of Civilisations – an Islamic View”
Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
In a time when Muslims in the West live in an environment of turmoil and difficulty facing new challenges daily, they encounter a cultural dilemma, a clash of the Islamic and Western civilisations. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to know the foundations of these cultures, the differences between them as well as understanding Islam correctly taken from its pure sources. In this book, the author highlights these aspects of the two cultures whilst also giving a detailed explanation of the core beliefs of Islam.
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The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever has pride in his heart equal to the weight of a mustard seed shall not enter Paradise.” Someone asked, “A person likes to wear beautiful clothes and fine shoes.” He replied, “Allah is beautiful and likes beauty. Pride means rejecting the truth and looking down on other people.” [Sahih Muslim]
and about cleanliness,
Abu Malik at-Ash’ari Radi Allah Anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sal-allahu- alleihi-wasallam ) said: Cleanliness is half of faith and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to Allah) fills the scale, and Subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah) and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to Allah) fill upwhat is between the heavens and the earth, and prayer is a light, and charity is proof (of one’s faith) and endurance is a brightness and the Holy Qur’an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.
[Sahih Muslim : Book 2 ‘Al-Taharah’ , Number 0432]
Who are Melchizedek’s parents ?
I have asked: Who are Melchizedek’s parents. There seems to be a lack of ability to grasp the concept that Allah can create with a word. Allah does not need humans to create another human, if another human is used, it is used as a sign, in no way to characterize Allah as a actual Father, the Proper term is Creator, fore Allah is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and everything in-between.
To demonstrate this, we ask; who then are the Parents of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18-20), a high priest who had no Mother or Father. Read the rest of this entry