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Islam is The Way..
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Assalam Alaikum All

Our Holy Qur'an was revelaed to us for our guidance with Man as its Subject.. The real object of the Book is to call people to the right path .. Allah(swt) said " Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah... Surah Al-Imran :110)

Haqooq ul Allah and Haqooq ul Ibaad are the two most important aspects in a life of a Muslim to complete his Faith .
Haqooq Ul Ibaad is the duty we owe to makind.. the rights of every Muslim on the other Muslim. A Muslim who fulfills the " Haqooq Ul Allah" will also fulfill the ' Haqooq ul Ibaad " these are two different things but still intertwined. A Muslim must himself be good and must also encourage others to do good, and he must strive for the welfare of society. This duty is called - Amar Bil Maroof, which means enjoining the right. A Muslim must also refrain from sins and must try to prevent sins and corruption from occurring in the society and this duty is called - Nahi Anil Munkar(forbidding the wrong.) Amar Bil Maroof and Nahi Anil Munkar together form one of the most important duties in Islam for every Muslim. Fortunate are the ones who practise this in daily life to live a peaceful life in the spirit of brotherhood as one Muslim Nation.

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). (Surah Al-Hujrat :13)

In the authentic hadith of Bukhari .. Abu Hurairah (Radhiallaho Anha) reported: Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) said, "Every Muslim has five rights over another Muslim (i.e., he has to perform five duties for another Muslim): to return the greetings, to visit the sick, to accompany funeral processions, to accept an invitation, to respond to the sneezer [i.e., to say: `Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah bestow His Mercy on you),' when the sneezer praises Allah.''.. Sahih Bukhari

There is a hadith of when Prophet Mohammed (saws) was asked, “Who is the best Muslim?” He replied, “He is the one from whose hand and tongue all Muslims are safe .... Sahih Bukhari... What a beautiful lesson taught to us, If we all sincerely follow this I think we would have not been in a situation where we stand now...where there is injustice, Back biting, slandering, hatred, Bloodshed etc. .....today humanity needs to revive on these lessons....In another Hadith Prophet Mohammad(saws) said "'None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself ..... Sahih Bukhari.... If only we followed all this, we can be a true momin and make our self way to Jannah.

There is also this beatiful Hadith that makes us ponder and realize our duties towards each other... Once Prophet (saws) was asked by the Sahabah “Do you know who a bankrupt person is?” They said “the bankrupt among us is the person who does not have any wealth. He (saws) said, “The bankrupt of my Ummah, the bankrupt person is someone who comes on the day of judgement with many rewards, prayer, fasting, Zakat, but he had accused this person falsely, he abused another, cursed a third, taken the money of somebody else, spilt the blood of someone else, so he ends up giving them from his good deeds and if he runs out of good deeds and he didn’t pay them back, then they start giving him some of their sins and he ends up going to hell fire.” - Sahih Muslim

On the day of judgement there will be no wealth, the only wealth that exists is hasanat (good deeds) and he has a lot of them, but because of his dealings with others and because he scored low on the scales of Akhlaq (morals) and he was cursing people, backbiting others, causing fitan (mischief), He has to pay them back. Everything must be sorted out. He will pay them back and if his good deeds are not enough, he will start receiving some of their sins and will end up going to hell fire. This clearly states how much Islam Values about Good Conduct . And indeed our Prophet (saws ) is the Best example to follow as how to fulfill our duties and rights towards mankind.

Whatever has been done to any of the humanity(Allah's Creations) .. we are answerable on the day of Judgement.. and Allah(swt) will not forgive us unless the person who we hurt or did injustice to forgives us.. suchis the Value of humans and all this comes under haqooq ul ibaad..We have to live our life in accordance to the guidelines of Islam.. Every single person from our Parents, borthers, sisters to relatives, Neighbors, traveller, strangers.. every person have to be treated fairly and in the best manner. We will be accounted even for our behaviour towards animals. ALlah(swt) created us as Ashraf Ul Maqlooq and as Muslim we belong to the best Ummat. Indeed we have been given so many favors and its our responsibility to give back to Allah (swt) by loving him and being grateful to him, Our Prophet(saws) and also the mankind ( All the creations of Allah(swt) .

In these Quranic Verses Allah(swt)has clearly stated how we are supposed to be among each other as one .

So give what is due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. that is best for those who seek the Countenance of Allah and it is they who will prosper.( Surah Ar-Room:38)

وَاعْتَصِم ُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُو ا ۚ وَاذْكُرُو ا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُم ْ فَأَصْبَحْ تُمْ بِنِعْمَتِ هِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنْتُمْ عَلَىٰ شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِنَ النَّارِ فَأَنْقَذَ كُمْ مِنْهَا ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُم ْ تَهْتَدُون َ
And hold fast, all together by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make his signs clear to you: that ye may be guided. Surah Al-Imran : 103

Also in this beautiful Ayat its said "Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. ( Surah Al-Fath:29)

Islam is the most beautiful religion .. It's our way of life .. Allah(swt ) has guided us through the Holy Quran and by sending Prophet Mohammed(saws) as Mercy to mankind. We just have to follow .. and be the obedient believers. Haqooq Ul Allah and Haqooq Ul Ibaad both go side by side and a Muslims life is all about these two and how we fulfill this responisibility. If there is a sin committed by us its between us and Allah(swt), and Allah (swt) can forgive us, but if there is a sin committed between us and someone else, then that has to be sorted out between the two. So we have to be very careful with our conduct towards Allah"s creations. Haqooq ul Ibaad comes under Haqooq ul Allah.. We have to fulfill our rights towards Muslim as Allah(swt ) has asked us to do .. Its the duty we own to makind and mainly to ALlah(swt) and a great source to strive for Jannah.

May Allah(swt) guide us on the right path in fulfilling the Haqooq Ul Ibaad and make us strong in our faith .. ameen
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`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) never hit anything with his hand neither a servant nor a woman but of course, he did fight in the Cause of Allah. He never took revenge upon anyone for the wrong done to him, but of course, he exacted retribution for the sake of Allah in case the Injunctions of Allah about unlawful acts were violated.[Muslim].

75/644 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)



The Straight Path


By Raya Shokatfard
Freelance Writer - USA

Allah does not impose the belief in Him upon the heart of mankind. It is the individual’s heart that is either open to guidance or not.
God's prophets and messengers showed mankind the straight path. It is up to individuals to choose to follow the path or not.

However, true guidance, is not from the prophets, but from Allah alone.

How could this be?

Can someone who did not hear the message of any prophet, but is a good person, not be guided?

Of course not! Mankind is unable to discern ALL that is right and wrong with his own intellect as hard as he may try.

God's Guidance

The mission of the prophets was to convey the true message from their Lord and not their own minds or intellect. Among those who receive their message, some are guided, and some are not. This is when we delve into the core of the matter: it is the individual’s heart that is either open to guidance or not. Allah does not impose the belief in Him upon the heart of mankind—although the knowledge of His Oneness is imprinted in the heart of ALL mankind, but Satan, and his host, would do their best to stray mankind from the right path and thus forget the Creator and His message.

Thus, one who follows his desires and turns away from the true guidance, slowly marks his heart with stains of disbelief which over time covers his entire heart and turns him against Allah - even though he may have fully heard the message of the messengers and the call to believe in the one God.
Allah warns Prophet Muhammad: {You (O, Muhammad) cannot guide whom you please; it is Allah who guides whom He wills. He knows well those who are guided} (Al Qasas 28:56)

Reading the stories of various prophets of the Old Testament, all the way to the last Prophet and Messenger of God, Muhammad, peace be upon him, we notice a common thread. Their message was one: “Worship your lord, God, and do not worship any other than Him.” This main message was followed by series of commandments, most of which were very similar throughout religious history. Yet, religious rituals differed from one religion to others.

Thus, there is no contradiction when God says, {…verily, you (O Muhammad) are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path (i.e. Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism)} (Al-Shura 42:52)

This means that Muhammad, is indeed, delivering the correct guidance and the straight path to Allah, but he is not forcing anyone to follow this path. Freewill is one of the tools for test Allah has chosen by which to know who is a true believer and who is not.

Why Follow Muhammad?

Quran, the Holy Book of Muslims, is the only Holy book in existence that has not been changed by even a letter to this day
One may say, since there were many messengers and many Holy Books with guidance for all mankind, then why would following Muhammad and his message be any different than other religions?

This is a common question asked by many who are not truly familiar with the fact that to this day, ALL Holy Books of God have either been destroyed or changed by the hands of mankind for various reasons. A true research into this matter will reveal the validity of this claim.

Although Muslims are required to believe in all the messengers and their books, they are also warned by God about the human’s interference with the Creator’s messages throughout time and changing many words of the scriptures from their original place, or writing with their own hands, claiming it is from Allah:
{Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: "This is from Allah," to traffic with it for miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby} (Al-Baqarah 2:79)

A sincere research would reveal that Quran, the Holy Book of Muslims, is the only Holy book in existence that has not been changed by even a letter to this day.

While Muslims, believing in other scriptures, they use the Quran to verify the validity of certain claims or commandments in such scriptures.

So, if the true guidance is only in the Quran, is it sufficient for one to read the Quran to be guided? The answer is a conditional yes in many cases where multitudes have believed in the message of Islam by simply reading the Quran.

However, same person, while reading the Quran will realize that following the guidance of Prophet Muhammad, in addition to what was revealed in the Quran, is just as important and even obligatory.

The following verses reveal this truth:

Allah, the Exalted, says: {And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)} (Al-Hashr 59:7)

This of course, means his traditions, words, actions and orders, all of which were also in form of inspirations. However, the Quran was revelation bestowed on him through the Angel Gabriel:

{Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only a Revelation that is revealed} (An-Najm 53:3-4)

God further commands Prophet Muhammad to teach his followers that following him is an obligation ordained by Him:

{Say (O Muhammad (peace be upon him) to mankind): `If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e., accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins} (Al-Imran 3:31)

Even following his character, one would find himself embracing the right path, as his path was the Qur’an and his way was the way of success and closeness to his Creator.

{Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad (peace be upon him)) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day...} (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

To Follow the Straight Path

{He, who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah}
For those who claim the Quran is sufficient, Allah warns that the Muslims are to take their Prophet as a Judge in all disputes. Of course, after his death, the scholars refer to preserved traditions to understand his rulings on various issues, or may use some rulings to arrive at new, similar rulings.

{But no, by your God, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission}(An-Nisa 4:65)

Allah further orders:

{(And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger} (An-Nisa 4:59)

Disobeying Allah’s messenger becomes such a grave sin as disobeying Allah.

{He, who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah} (An-Nisa 4:80)

{And verily, you (O Muhammad) are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path (i.e., Allah's Deen of Islamic Monotheism)} (Ash-Shura 42:52)

How much more warning does mankind need, if he believes in the Creator? He makes matters quite clear and His warnings are just and clear.

{And let those who oppose the Messenger's (Muhammad (peace be upon him)) commandment (i.e., his Sunnah -- legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements) (among the sects), beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant) should befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.} (An-Nur 24:63)

How would one know the authentic narrations of the Prophet? The science of hadith collection, narration, narrators and deciphering strong from the weak is a science that has been studied and practiced for centuries by the Sunni and Shi’a scholars.

The Sunni scholars would accept an unbroken chain of narration that ends with the Prophet through the companions who saw him. The Shi’a scholars accept similar rules, but through the direct family of the Prophet who were with him and through his progeny.

All are valid as long as the chain is unbroken and the original narrator or anyone in the chain is not reported as being a liar, weak minded or hypocrite. There are many other conditions, which this article will not suffice to explain.

Finally, one's heart opens to love the Creator, only by getting to know Him, His ways, Commandments and His abundant mercy on mankind. As love for the Creator and His messenger grows, the desire to follow the straight path also grows in the heart.

{Verily this is My Straight path, so follow it and follow not (other) paths, they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become pious} (Al-An ‘am 6:153)

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AL-MUTA‘ALEE - The All-Exalted

High exalted be Allah , the King, the Real! Do not rush ahead with the Qur'an before its revelation to you is complete, and say: “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” (Surah Ta Ha, 20:114)

Some people, despite the countless signs surrounding them, fail to appreciate Allah's greatness. Despite their helplessness, they grow arrogant and never think about our Creator, because they follow the urgings of their lower self, which encourages them to indulge in evil. Yet the faithful, aware of their helplessness before Allah's greatness, understand that they have no real power whatsoever. Allah calls attention to creation's helplessness and His greatness in the following example:

O mankind! An example has been made, so listen carefully. Those whom you call upon besides Allah cannot even create a single fly, even if they were to join together to do it. And if a fly steals something from them, they cannot get it back. How feeble are both the seeker and the sought! They do not measure Allah with His true measure. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty. ( Surat al-Hajj, 22:73-74)

Even though every corner of the universe manifests Allah's greatness, this vast manifestation is not sufficient to explain His infinite power and greatness. Allah is exalted above any partnership, defects, and limits. He is the sole Owner of all beautiful names and superior attributes. His knowledge, wisdom, might, power, mercy, compassion, and generosity is infinite.

The word “infinite” is a concept over which one has to think a lot in order to grasp Allah's greatness. After death, Allah will create people anew and make them start a new life either in Paradise or in Hell as a repayment for what they did in this world. Here, we are talking about infinity — not about a hundred years, a hundred thousand years, millions or even billions of years. That is, even if there were hundreds of trillions of people destined to live for a trillion years, they still would be unable to determine the exact limit of infinity.

However, Allah has such a vast knowledge that everything we consider “infinite” is within His knowledge. From the moment that time was created until eternity, Allah determines every event, thought, and moment of time, as the Qur'an proclaims:

We have created all things in due measure. Our command is only one word, like the blinking of an eye. We destroyed those of your kind in the past. But is there any rememberer there? Everything they did is in the Books. Everything is recorded, large or small. ( Surat al-Qamar, 54:49-53)

Then when He granted them a healthy, upright child, they associated what He had given them with Him. But Allah is far above what they associate with Him! ( Surat al-A‘raf, 7:190)

He Who guides you in the darkness of land and sea and sends out the winds bringing advance news of His mercy. Is there another deity besides Allah? May Allah be exalted above what they associate with Him! ( Surat an-Naml, 27:63)

Allah created you, then provides for you, then will cause you to die, and then will bring you back to life. Can any of your partner-deities do any of that? Glory be to Him, and may He be exalted above anything they associate with Him! ( Surat ar-Rum, 30:40)



He who calls others to follow the Right Guidance ...

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

"He who calls others to follow the Right Guidance will have a reward equal to the reward of those who follow him, without their reward being diminished in any respect on that account.'' [Muslim]

Commentary: This Hadith has glad tidings for those who learn the knowledge of religion, teach it and impart it to others.

Ref.: Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen # 1382.
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Islam is the way of life; it is the way of everything of every step. There are some Quotes by our Prophet Muhammad PBUH. That may give us the way to live in Islam
"Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him."
"There is a Polish for everything that takes away rust; and the Polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah."
"You will not enter paradise until you have faith and, you will not complete your faith until you love one another."
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PaK|sTaN Wrote:`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) never hit anything with his hand neither a servant nor a woman but of course, he did fight in the Cause of Allah. He never took revenge upon anyone for the wrong done to him, but of course, he exacted retribution for the sake of Allah in case the Injunctions of Allah about unlawful acts were violated.[Muslim].

75/644 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)



The Straight Path


By Raya Shokatfard
Freelance Writer - USA

Allah does not impose the belief in Him upon the heart of mankind. It is the individual’s heart that is either open to guidance or not.
God's prophets and messengers showed mankind the straight path. It is up to individuals to choose to follow the path or not.

However, true guidance, is not from the prophets, but from Allah alone.

How could this be?

Can someone who did not hear the message of any prophet, but is a good person, not be guided?

Of course not! Mankind is unable to discern ALL that is right and wrong with his own intellect as hard as he may try.

God's Guidance

The mission of the prophets was to convey the true message from their Lord and not their own minds or intellect. Among those who receive their message, some are guided, and some are not. This is when we delve into the core of the matter: it is the individual’s heart that is either open to guidance or not. Allah does not impose the belief in Him upon the heart of mankind—although the knowledge of His Oneness is imprinted in the heart of ALL mankind, but Satan, and his host, would do their best to stray mankind from the right path and thus forget the Creator and His message.

Thus, one who follows his desires and turns away from the true guidance, slowly marks his heart with stains of disbelief which over time covers his entire heart and turns him against Allah - even though he may have fully heard the message of the messengers and the call to believe in the one God.
Allah warns Prophet Muhammad: {You (O, Muhammad) cannot guide whom you please; it is Allah who guides whom He wills. He knows well those who are guided} (Al Qasas 28:56)

Reading the stories of various prophets of the Old Testament, all the way to the last Prophet and Messenger of God, Muhammad, peace be upon him, we notice a common thread. Their message was one: “Worship your lord, God, and do not worship any other than Him.” This main message was followed by series of commandments, most of which were very similar throughout religious history. Yet, religious rituals differed from one religion to others.

Thus, there is no contradiction when God says, {…verily, you (O Muhammad) are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path (i.e. Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism)} (Al-Shura 42:52)

This means that Muhammad, is indeed, delivering the correct guidance and the straight path to Allah, but he is not forcing anyone to follow this path. Freewill is one of the tools for test Allah has chosen by which to know who is a true believer and who is not.

Why Follow Muhammad?

Quran, the Holy Book of Muslims, is the only Holy book in existence that has not been changed by even a letter to this day
One may say, since there were many messengers and many Holy Books with guidance for all mankind, then why would following Muhammad and his message be any different than other religions?

This is a common question asked by many who are not truly familiar with the fact that to this day, ALL Holy Books of God have either been destroyed or changed by the hands of mankind for various reasons. A true research into this matter will reveal the validity of this claim.

Although Muslims are required to believe in all the messengers and their books, they are also warned by God about the human’s interference with the Creator’s messages throughout time and changing many words of the scriptures from their original place, or writing with their own hands, claiming it is from Allah:
{Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: "This is from Allah," to traffic with it for miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby} (Al-Baqarah 2:79)

A sincere research would reveal that Quran, the Holy Book of Muslims, is the only Holy book in existence that has not been changed by even a letter to this day.

While Muslims, believing in other scriptures, they use the Quran to verify the validity of certain claims or commandments in such scriptures.

So, if the true guidance is only in the Quran, is it sufficient for one to read the Quran to be guided? The answer is a conditional yes in many cases where multitudes have believed in the message of Islam by simply reading the Quran.

However, same person, while reading the Quran will realize that following the guidance of Prophet Muhammad, in addition to what was revealed in the Quran, is just as important and even obligatory.

The following verses reveal this truth:

Allah, the Exalted, says: {And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)} (Al-Hashr 59:7)

This of course, means his traditions, words, actions and orders, all of which were also in form of inspirations. However, the Quran was revelation bestowed on him through the Angel Gabriel:

{Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only a Revelation that is revealed} (An-Najm 53:3-4)

God further commands Prophet Muhammad to teach his followers that following him is an obligation ordained by Him:

{Say (O Muhammad (peace be upon him) to mankind): `If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e., accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins} (Al-Imran 3:31)

Even following his character, one would find himself embracing the right path, as his path was the Qur’an and his way was the way of success and closeness to his Creator.

{Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad (peace be upon him)) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day...} (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

To Follow the Straight Path

{He, who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah}
For those who claim the Quran is sufficient, Allah warns that the Muslims are to take their Prophet as a Judge in all disputes. Of course, after his death, the scholars refer to preserved traditions to understand his rulings on various issues, or may use some rulings to arrive at new, similar rulings.

{But no, by your God, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission}(An-Nisa 4:65)

Allah further orders:

{(And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger} (An-Nisa 4:59)

Disobeying Allah’s messenger becomes such a grave sin as disobeying Allah.

{He, who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah} (An-Nisa 4:80)

{And verily, you (O Muhammad) are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path (i.e., Allah's Deen of Islamic Monotheism)} (Ash-Shura 42:52)

How much more warning does mankind need, if he believes in the Creator? He makes matters quite clear and His warnings are just and clear.

{And let those who oppose the Messenger's (Muhammad (peace be upon him)) commandment (i.e., his Sunnah -- legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements) (among the sects), beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant) should befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.} (An-Nur 24:63)

How would one know the authentic narrations of the Prophet? The science of hadith collection, narration, narrators and deciphering strong from the weak is a science that has been studied and practiced for centuries by the Sunni and Shi’a scholars.

The Sunni scholars would accept an unbroken chain of narration that ends with the Prophet through the companions who saw him. The Shi’a scholars accept similar rules, but through the direct family of the Prophet who were with him and through his progeny.

All are valid as long as the chain is unbroken and the original narrator or anyone in the chain is not reported as being a liar, weak minded or hypocrite. There are many other conditions, which this article will not suffice to explain.

Finally, one's heart opens to love the Creator, only by getting to know Him, His ways, Commandments and His abundant mercy on mankind. As love for the Creator and His messenger grows, the desire to follow the straight path also grows in the heart.

{Verily this is My Straight path, so follow it and follow not (other) paths, they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become pious} (Al-An ‘am 6:153)

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AL-MUTA‘ALEE - The All-Exalted

High exalted be Allah , the King, the Real! Do not rush ahead with the Qur'an before its revelation to you is complete, and say: “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” (Surah Ta Ha, 20:114)

Some people, despite the countless signs surrounding them, fail to appreciate Allah's greatness. Despite their helplessness, they grow arrogant and never think about our Creator, because they follow the urgings of their lower self, which encourages them to indulge in evil. Yet the faithful, aware of their helplessness before Allah's greatness, understand that they have no real power whatsoever. Allah calls attention to creation's helplessness and His greatness in the following example:

O mankind! An example has been made, so listen carefully. Those whom you call upon besides Allah cannot even create a single fly, even if they were to join together to do it. And if a fly steals something from them, they cannot get it back. How feeble are both the seeker and the sought! They do not measure Allah with His true measure. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty. ( Surat al-Hajj, 22:73-74)

Even though every corner of the universe manifests Allah's greatness, this vast manifestation is not sufficient to explain His infinite power and greatness. Allah is exalted above any partnership, defects, and limits. He is the sole Owner of all beautiful names and superior attributes. His knowledge, wisdom, might, power, mercy, compassion, and generosity is infinite.

The word “infinite” is a concept over which one has to think a lot in order to grasp Allah's greatness. After death, Allah will create people anew and make them start a new life either in Paradise or in Hell as a repayment for what they did in this world. Here, we are talking about infinity — not about a hundred years, a hundred thousand years, millions or even billions of years. That is, even if there were hundreds of trillions of people destined to live for a trillion years, they still would be unable to determine the exact limit of infinity.

However, Allah has such a vast knowledge that everything we consider “infinite” is within His knowledge. From the moment that time was created until eternity, Allah determines every event, thought, and moment of time, as the Qur'an proclaims:

We have created all things in due measure. Our command is only one word, like the blinking of an eye. We destroyed those of your kind in the past. But is there any rememberer there? Everything they did is in the Books. Everything is recorded, large or small. ( Surat al-Qamar, 54:49-53)

Then when He granted them a healthy, upright child, they associated what He had given them with Him. But Allah is far above what they associate with Him! ( Surat al-A‘raf, 7:190)

He Who guides you in the darkness of land and sea and sends out the winds bringing advance news of His mercy. Is there another deity besides Allah? May Allah be exalted above what they associate with Him! ( Surat an-Naml, 27:63)

Allah created you, then provides for you, then will cause you to die, and then will bring you back to life. Can any of your partner-deities do any of that? Glory be to Him, and may He be exalted above anything they associate with Him! ( Surat ar-Rum, 30:40)



He who calls others to follow the Right Guidance ...

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

"He who calls others to follow the Right Guidance will have a reward equal to the reward of those who follow him, without their reward being diminished in any respect on that account.'' [Muslim]

Commentary: This Hadith has glad tidings for those who learn the knowledge of religion, teach it and impart it to others.

Ref.: Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen # 1382.

Hmm very long and detail post thanks i read less than half of it
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