Left the debate in the pretext of bring the reference about the prophet Muhammed (pbuh)’s marriage.
Left the debate in the pretext of bring the reference about the prophet Muhammed (pbuh)’s marriage.
The Quran makes a very philosophical argument; Allah says in the Quran, did this universe create itself? So He asked the reader, this very important question as to don’t you think about where this is all come from? And does that not arrive at effectively something or someone that actually created it… brought it into existence?
We believe that this is the infinite Majesty and strength and power of God Almighty.
we would say is that to our atheist, brothers and sisters in humanity is that if you actually think about the fact that this universe exists and therefore it requires an explanation, and there are only two explanations.
One, however, it came into existence, it had some material cause. It was some other material cause, nothing to do with God; Nothing to do with some creative power as such.
And the other argument would be that, no, it has to be designed in a specific way. It has to be proportioned in a specific way to work to function. And this all points to intelligence and a will to create and this is the explanation of God, for argument sake.
Therefore, the only logical conclusion, reasonable conclusion, I would say, is that it needs a Creator that created it, that proportioned it that designed it. And that is God for us, God Almighty.
This life is very short and death is just for all of us; tomorrow, today, maybe tonight on the way home. And we say to our brothers and sisters in humanity that Allah says that this is the reality after you die. So worship Me, follow My guidance and you will be successful.
And so we are calling our brothers in humanity through logic, through reason. I believe through evidence as well; to come to Islam, to accept Islam, study Islam…
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We are in the month of Muharram , which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It has to do with something haram, something prohibited. So what is haram and why is this month called Muharram?
We’re supposed to be making resolutions every night. We’re supposed to be renewing our vows to with Allah (swt) every night. We’re supposed to be seeking forgiveness every night.
We should be making peace with Allah (swt) every single day. Seek forgiveness; promise Allah you are going to be a better person. Never give up. If you’ve fallen into sin again and again, you need to go back to Allah again and again and again.
May Allah (swt) grant us a beautiful returning to Him.
Some people believe that we are not allowed to get married in the month of Muharram because it is bad luck. Unfortunately, that is totally baseless.
Some people believe we are not allowed to wear any good clothing, which is also baseless.
And some people believe the opposite, saying that we are supposed to be celebrating to the degree that we should be partying and so on this day. That is also baseless, but rather it is more about the lesson.
some people don’t realize that in the month of Muharram, Allah (Swt) has ordained certain things and Allah (swt) has chosen the month of Muharram for certain things. He calls it Shahrullahi Al-Muharram.
let’s make resolutions on a daily basis and let’s look into the resolutions we’ve made and see how best are practicing upon them. Let’s see how best we’re actually fulfilling them.
Remember, if you have bad habits, this is the time to quit those bad habits.
Sometimes we take for granted when Allah responds to us with how He is going to reward us, what exactly that means.
every single time you send Salah and Salam upon peace be upon him, an angel informs him and he responds to you by name.
What does it mean when Allah sends Salah upon you, what does that even mean? How does Allah sends salah upon me? In fact, how does Allah send salah upon Rasulullah (pbuh) what does it mean to say Allah sends salah, sends His prayers upon someone?
Salaah means something very specific, and that is and that is His forgiveness. And we actually take this from a hadith where the prophet (pbuh) was receiving the charity of various people and Abdullah ibn Abi Aufa (Ra), he says that when people would come to the prophet (pbuh), He would say to them as they brought their chairty to him, Prophet (pbuh) would say, may Allah send salaat upon you. and the prophet (pbuh) says, I send salah upon that person as well.
And so the particular meaning here is forgiveness, the forgiveness from Allah (swt). , when it comes to as salah in general, when Allah sends salah upon you, it carries multiple meanings that also encapsulate this.
One of the things that we learn is that as we send salah on the prophet (pbuh), Allah prays upon us, The angels pray upon us, the prophet (pbuh) prays upon us.
When it comes to Allah, Allah is praying upon you is unlike any other creation praying upon you, sending Salah upon you. It’s completely different because ultimately when the prophet (pbuh) prays, Who does he pray to? Allah.
When the angels seek forgiveness, who are they seeking forgiveness from? Allah. They’re seeking forgiveness for us from Allah, but they’re praying to Allah.
But when the Allah (swt) himself has this attribute of Salah, there’s something very special about that. And it actually combines all of the meanings in the most beautiful of ways. The most general meaning of the Salah of Allah upon His creation is that Allah mentions you in the highest heavens.
When Allah announces to the heavens I have forgiven this person, there is nothing greater than that because Allah praises you.
In the Sunan of Imam at-Tirmidhi wherein the Prophet (Pbuh) said, is that the soul of the believer after he’s died inside the grave is being held back, tied to the debt that was outstanding, that he had to pay off somebody else until somebody pays it off on his behalf.
It means that the soul itself will be suspended in limbo where the person will not know; Am I going to be punished? Am I going to be rewarded? Am I going to the hell fire? Am I going to Paradise? And that state of uncertainty is enough to become a source of torture for that person.
And that is why the prophet (Pbuh) said, until somebody then settles that for you.
This hadith first to teaching us that, look, don’t borrow money that you know you can’t pay off. live within your means and don’t let greed get the better of you. Because debt is going to follow you into the grave and you’re going to suffer as a consequence.
So don’t spend what you don’t have and live within your means, then don’t borrow if you really in really don’t need to borrow that money.
Before you split the inheritance, you must pay off your mum’s or your dad’s debt.
We (Muslims) believe Jesus (A.S) to be messiah.We believe him to be a prophet, not to be God or the Son of God. So we believe he is a messenger of God, and the early Christians; they never believed Jesus was God. This was a later on invention and the idea of the Trinity.
Islam teaches is God can forgive Give us and God doesn’t need a human sacrifice. We shouldn’t just follow the religion of our forefathers. We should look at what is true. And Islam is something which appears not only to your heartable but also to your intellect. It tells you things which are logical.
There’s a Christian Deacon. His name is Dr. Gerald Dirks. He was a Christian and he studied the early history of Christianity and he realized the early Christians did not believe in Jesus being God. They had many different beliefs. And many of these beliefs, they came after Jesus. So, he converted to Islam and he has a lecture on YouTube. You can watch called Islamic trajectories in early Christianity.
‘Do what you desire’ and this is the opposite of what God’s message to humanity is. God’s message is do the right thing not just do what you want, and that’s where I see the conflict between God’s message and the message that we have in contemporary society today.
In the Quran, that God says Think, reflect, question, Ponder; don’t just blindly accept, and one of the messages of the Quran is don’t follow your ancestors. Follow the truth. Don’t follow desire, follow the truth.
God says in the Quran is whoever comes to God with a sound heart will be saved, with a sound heart. So having a connection with God, we can decipher what is God’s intervention in our life. What does God want from us? And one of the messages of the Quran is God is closer to us than our jugular veins, right?
Even though God is above everything, God is closer to us than our jugular veins meaning if we remember God, God remembers us. If we try to connect with God, God connects with us.
In Islam, it teaches us through connecting with God, through prayer we can make sense of what’s happening to us in our life.
Islam says the purpose of life is to worship God. It’s a very simple thing. What does worship mean? It means you love, Hope, fear, trust; Everything’s in God and everything we do in our life ultimately is for God’s pleasure and we believe as Muslims, The only way to be truly happy is by making God happy, then you will have peace and happiness.
The fourth and final Book of Revelation, We say is our Quran revealed to the prophet Muhammad Peace Be upon him who you say is the last of all the prophets.
In our Quran, we have 114 surahs chapters, All right, 86 of these Surahs / chapters were revealed in Makkah when the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was in Mecca and then the 28 surahs / chapterswere revealed when the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was in Medina.
As a Muslim …..another thing I must emphasize as a Muslim, We have to respect each and every Prophet.
Prophet Mohammed (saw) is a prophet for the whole world and our Quran, which is the final Book of Revelation, is for everyone as well.
Teachings of Islam, our Quran tells us that we cannot force people to become Muslim, how? I’ll give you one example, in our Quran in Surah, chapter number 2, al-baqarah, which is the cow (translation), Surah chapter number 2, Verse number 256, Allah said when the Quran was being revealed more than 1400 years ago, Allah (swt) said There is no compulsion in religion. What is truth will stand out clear from what is falsehood.
to reach Jennah/ Paradise the proper channel is this that you believe in the Creator in a proper way. [Understand] you believe in the right creator….
Consider it my friend, think about it, our Quran same everywhere, in the Quran, Allah subhanaw Taala said, Allah says in our Quran in Surah al-kahf / the cave Surah chapter number 18, Allah says Allah said no one, no one will be able to change my word. This Quran’ is the only book in the world, which is known by millions of Muslims by heart.
My friend, all these creations, this world hasn’t come by accident, this hasn’t created itself, There is a creator. And he has created the world… in our Quran there are so many good things in it.
Islam is for everyone, in Islam black lives matter, in Islam White lives matter, in Islam.. Everybody matters, why? We are all creation. We are all beautiful creations of a beautiful Creator.
Do you do believe there is a God or you’re not sure yet?
I can’t deny it but I don’t like….. He doesn’t come Hey, I exist. Then I don’t believe anyone until I don’t see Okay, so you only believe what you see.
Do you believe you possess or have or acknowledge that you have Consciousness?
We can actually…we roughly we can… so if you’re aware and your environments then you know, you’re conscious.
I’m going by your principal, because your principle is that if you don’t see God you won’t believe it. But in the case of your Consciousness you don’t see it but you still believe it. So you are failing your current your principal.
Have you noticed that you said I believe, I believe, I believe? This is Faith. What you believe without seeing..
If you can believe that you have Consciousness without any empirical evidence. So why don’t you believe God without empirical evidence?
When you see a truth you acknowledge it.
So for example, Consciousness is the one that enables you to ask me questions to use your faculties of reasoning and also to use your senses. This is the key.
There are places where science fails, there are limits to science. Science cannot measure in material things. It analyzes the material world.
So if anybody comes and tells me show me empirical evidence of God. You cannot even show empirical evidence of within your own self and let alone God.
Why do you believe it? Is it because I was born in a Muslim family? Maybe that’s the reason but also use my own faculties that God has given me to reason and come to the conclusion that all this, the universe did not create itself. It did not come from nothing. So what is the other alternative?
The question you asked…
if something created the universe what created that something?
So in both cases, the universe cannot be from nothing and it cannot be from itself.
Islam makes sense to us. it goes with our mind. It doesn’t contradict the mind. ..We don’t have a blind faith. We have the faith in Allah and in Islam on a base of clear Clarity and understanding.