Monday, 3 October 2011

Muhammad (S)

Muhammad like Adam was Innocent and Pure
He was a True Spirit-Of-God , for sure….

Muhammad like Noah, built an Ark of Salvation
For people of all times, true to the Religion…..

Muhammad like Abraham was Certain and Assured
He was blessed by Almighty, rescued and secured…

Muhammad like Jonah, survived in a Whale (means difficult time)
And never let the message of God go stale….

Muhammad like Lut warned the transgressors
He called upon preserving the ‘values’ for successors.....

Muhammad like Joseph was Handsome and Unique
He was Honest and Truthfull,called ‘Ameen’ and ‘Sadeq’...

Muhammad like David was Wise and Blessed
He never let the Call of Justice , be suppressed…

Muhammad was like Moses,Mighty and Strong
He freed his people from those doing Wrongs....

Muhammad like John Baptized our Souls
He encourage every body …to play a role…..

Muhammad like Jesus,was Humble and Meek
He offered Simple Truth, for everyone who seeks…

Muhammad is Quran is called the ‘Seal Of Prophets’
A title like a Diamond ..which has many facets..

Muhammad is the "Last Of the Prophets" Allah sent
And Quran is the "Last of the Messages" Allah meant..

Muhammad is an Example for Muslims to follow
Muhammad is a Torch of True Light that glows…

Muhammad was a standard,Muhammad was Genuine
Muhammad was Divine, but Muhammad was a Human…!


Dedicated to Prophet Muhammad-The Khatamun-Nabbiyeen

Muhammad Was A Message Of Mercy

It was pitch dark inside the cave. He could hardly see anything around him, but he was not scared of dark. He had been coming there quite often to meditate in solitude. Meditation that brings light inside the darkness of souls. A soul which always is in a constant search of one true God.

He had already lived forty years in that land.
His land called Mecca was situated in a small Peninsula , Arabia, swarming with Gods of wood and stone and their followers with loaded egos. Every year people from all around the place were also invited to bring more Gods to add to the charm of kabah , the Cube, once erected by a foreigner to the land of Arabia, named Abrahim, on command of his Only God, he submitted to. It was the very place where his wife Hajr and baby Ismail were tested for their trust in God.
The sky of Mecca once glew with sacrifices of the early inhabitants. The land preserved the traces of struggle of Hajr between the hills of Safa and Marva. The land retained the memories of tears of baby Ismail in form of an ever-flowing spring called Zam-Zam.
Then the Rivers of years flew past and sky of Mecca became clouded with the dust of by-gones, and their memories got buried under the dryness of the desert.
Passing time multiplied the kinds of Gods and the ways of worship. The ignorance took away all wisdom from the deluded minds sophisticatedly wrapped in the highly evolved linguistic standards.
The Jealousy and Hatred sprouted form the false faith made them worst kind of enemies ,on the face of the Earth. All they knew was to kill each other on account of minor differences and disputes. They were wilder than the animals, and had never known or cared about any human trainer in their history.
They were ready to cut the chains of all relationships for revenge and retributions in their competitions, a well-established ‘chain-reaction’. They never knew what forgiveness and mercy meant.
They mastered their skills as warriors while being sunken into the depth of inhumanity. They held their collars high up while buryng their new-born daughters alive., regarded as a symbol of disgrace. They molested the honour of surviving females like the male beasts, in any presumable manner.
They used to drink extensively and gamble a lot. Either they loved to get dressed in expensive clothes or go naked in public or while worshipping around the Kabah.
Last but not the least they were very prejudiced about their shameful traditions.
He had been amongst them for forty years., yet how different was he…His humanity and humility was the boon of his orphan hood. His shame and modesty was the boon of him being the only child. His innocence and straightness was the boon that he never had any formal education in his life. His honesty and truth was the boon of Abrahimic blood running in his body. His dignity and morality was the boon of being belonging to a respectable Chieftain of Mecca. But his reclination from the flase Gods and his inclinition towards One God was the boon of God Almighty ,Himself!
The year he was born was a year of an extraordinary happening, when a neighboring ruler attempted to demolish the single surviving symbol of Abrahimic faith , the kabah -the house of One God-the house of World Peace,.All the elephant riders -the sent attackers, were attacked by the flocks of small birds with small pebbles in their beaks and were killed, mysteriously.
They all celebrated it, yet couldn’t understand the Sign of God , hidden in the event.
The blinded Arabs lacked the insight to reach the meanings of anything inspite of their high standard of in-formal literacy which was poetry , basically. They used to be very busy in their daily fun, feasts and fights., of-course. They could never recognize a meek , quiet and shy child, or a honest and truthful youngman, who married a woman much older than him as a revolutionist.
He was not anything like them.A man whose priority was to serve the mankind, his kins, neighbors and strangers., poor and the helpless.A man in his middle age, later, whose interest was to sit in solitude and pray!
So it was pitch dark inside the cave when he saw a ray of bright light, turned into an angel. The Angel spoke in his language.
The Angel told him.
“I can’t read”. He replied
“ Read in the name of your Lord Who created.”
“He created man from a clot.”
“Read and your Lord is Most Honorable,”
“Who taught (to write) with the pen”
“Taught man what he knew not.”
Then he recited everything he was told, trembling and sweating.
He could never believe what he was told…..He was a Messenger of God.
When he reached home, his wife wrapped him I a blanket and assured him that nothing had gone wrong. Why should he be scared, when he had never done anything wrong. God who had chosen him would never leave him alone.
People who already ‘Knew’ him, believed in him and embraced his message, immediately. However they all paid a huge price of accepting the truth of one God and rejecting the whole population of false gods. They were tortured and humiliated. The history recorded the worst kind of inhumanity on Earth, during those days because of those habitual cruel.
The Chieftain was approached to stop him from spreading his message. They offered him high position, wealth and women, but he replied, that he would not retract , even if the sun and moon would be placed in his hands.
His patience and perseverance became a unique example of the history.
One night when his enemies finally planned to kill him , he was commanded by the God to migrate to Medina (Yasrub), where he and his followers set up a unique example of true brotherhood.
His enemies could never let him get away with what they considered rebelliousness, from Gods. As their Gods became small in stature before One God and became ‘gods‘.
They planned a secret attack on all of them. God commanded him to fight in defence, in the name of God and his religion and for the sake of early followers , a token of the revival of Abrahimic faith.
They fought and the angel fought with them. The enemies were defeated.
Preceding battles were fought on defensive accounts because of stubborn Arabs, who were trying there best to eradicated the new faith offending the religions of their for-fathers.
All they knew was to ‘fight’ for right or wrong.
Still the total number of the casualities remained around a thousand. Captives of the wars were treated kindly and were freed.
Later they signed a Peace Treaty but Arab enemies were habitual transgressors.They always violated.
They kept on harassing early followers and kept trying to block their way back home, until God commanded him to migrate back to Mecca, their home.
About ten thousand of them marched back to Mecca, praising to One God, only. Not a single drop of blood was shed and the Mecca was conquered once for all. All Meccans were pardoned, immediately.
Finally he gave his final address at the time of Pilgrimage and reminded his followers about the accomplishment of the task given to him by the God .and gave them the news of his departure in near future.
That was the day he reminded them that the Truth has been distinguished from Falshood,forever and for everyone who cares.
The essensce of his address was …There’s no compulsion in accepting it. Everyone is free and no-one is under the rule of any other human.They have right s and duties, only, towards each other. No one is superior to anyone on account of gender, color, race God’s eyes but the one who’s best in conduct.
He breathed his last sometime, after ,but the Truth he brought to the world can never die…..!

That man was Muhammad .
He was not a killer.
He was the Mercy to the Mankind.....!


Dedicted to: Muhammad s.a.w.

21:107 And WE have not sent thee but as a mercy for all peoples.


My Religion

What could be more defining my religion 'Islam' than it’s own literary root 'Salema' meaning ‘Peace and Purity’ owing to the ‘Submission and Obedience’ of the only God ,our Creator (Allah ), with all the best attributes.He is a gender-less,Super-power-the Sustainer, the Giver! He is 'unseen' but 'all-knowing'!

'Islam' is neither a new religion nor ’Muslim’, a new name. It was the religion of Abrahim* and the honourable messengers after him ,including Moses* and Jesus*,as mentioned in Quran (or Koran) -the book (words ) of Allah. The message was completed and perfected on Muhammad *, highly praised-one, who is honored to be the best human example of the Quranic teachings, to follow.

( arteric * means blessing of God upon them and the 'due' respects)

Although Muhammad* is the Last Messenger (Khatamun Nabbiyeen) , highly honoured , yet Islam is 'not' Muhammadism as it was not founded by him and Quran is not about Muhammad*'s life-history /his teachings.

Quran is not about Arabs, either..The only reason for the deliverance of the 'Final Message' of Islam to/through Arabs was their historical link to Abrahim*..(...and the right time and place..)
So I feel the best and unbiased philosophical approach to the religion Islam could only be Quranic- the unchanged verdict, nothing more nothing less,..!

The main objective of Islamic teaching is HUMAN and the essence of the principles/philosophy behind the Islamic teachings is JUSTICE.

Islam encompasses the whole universe and is not confined to any single nation or race, place or ‘time’!.It was there since the creation of first Human , Adam*.

The MESSAGE has been delivered to Humans by Humans.
The message/law of Islam is convergent and centripetal, and not divergent or centrifugal.

Islam is all about the 'relationship' of a human to the Creator, human to human, and human to the universe, on the whole.The inter-connection and inter-relationship is based upon the laws of justice and balance, manifesting the ultimate 'unity' into ONENESS.

Human is titled as KHALIFA -The vicegerent on earth , a 'Masterpiece’ blessed with a share of God‘s own attributes (qualities) and is given choice (free-will) and responsibility of doing right or wrong ,evil or good, unlike the rest of God’s creations which are already submitting and obeying the supreme laws of nature without any conscious efforts,and do not transgress, assuring the stability of the whole system.

Human is endowed with high Intellect and wisdom with all the capabilities of conquering the knowledge and forces of nature for the benefit of human-kind, only!

Humans are born to LOVE and respect all of God’s creation.
Human nature is made PURE by birth, and the tendency of doing right or wrong is impregnated in the nature of each SOUL, 'SELF' called NAFS (Nafs e Ammaara, Nafs e luvvaama in Arabic). When the soul achieves a high moral standard , the Nafs reaches the state of PEACE and ‘satisfaction’, and achieve the closeness of God (Nafs e Mutma-inna)..... God, who is closer and crucial to every human just like the Jugular Vein, as Quran ascribes!
The responsibility of the conduct is regarded on individual grounds only and no one is accountable for anyone else’ s action. Moreover no one is burdened more than his/her natural capacitiy of bearing nor he/she will be judged for any thing else except for his/her own deeds, on the day of JUDGMENT.

'Sin' is an injustice done to one's own-self or injustice to others as it is inter-related.It is the crime rendered against the natural and social balances. Conscious act of respecting and protecting the balance is the primary responsilbity of all humans on the whole. They are informed about the basic importance of ‘cycles’ in nature and are expected to maintain them for their own existence and prosperity. It is a test for each individual under the circumstances he/she has been placed and is warned to repay for any harm or injustice done to the creatures on Earth and Earth-itself ....a HOME given to them......,strictly emphasizing the principile of ‘cause and effect’.

So Humans are destined to reap what they sow, in this world, as well!

Human submitting to /obeying these divine laws and striving to establish the divine system,are regarded as believers and hence called Muslims (submitters, obedient).

( ...being dis-obedient and calling onself a Muslim is self-contradictory...since it's not a 'tiltle'..but a 'quality'.! )

Islam sets a' very high moral criteria' ,codes of conduct, for the believers; do' s and don‘ts (halaal , haraam) . Not a single social crime/injustice has been left out in Quran, from back-biting to murder, harrasment to adultery, suicide to terrorism etc. Even remaining Idle and purposeless,or indifferent is not acceptable.Habits and things affecting the consciousness or dishonoring the human grace,are not permissible.

Islam allows the total freedom and condemns slavery or bondage and does not allow to use Magic or tricks to control other's privacy. Pride and prejudice has no room in Islam. Keeping eyes open and following the reasoning are the essentials of learning and behaving without exceptions and excuses. No superstitions, exaggerations or make-beliefs are permitted.

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The only criteria of 'supremacy' amongst the believers is the CONDUCT , and no color race or any other reference owing to the ‘diversity’ ,which is attributed as source of apparant recognition,only!

Islam sets rules for an ideal family system leading to the establishment of an ideal society, where everyone enjoys the privilege of equal rights and responsibilities, (parenthood is especially honored) ..which paves avenues for an ideal society, in turn , and a peacful neighborhood. A society in which all the unprivileged are included, respected and protected, religiously and no one is left out.Their honour, property and beliefs are mutually secured.

There is no gender-based discrimination in Islam. Adam* and Eve* were created from a single soul. Both men and women are' required' to be modest with respect to their natural appearances (no dress-codes), keeping the respect of relationships, preventing immorality in society they live in. Women are especially honored and protected because of their natural vulnerabilities. Allowance of more marriages(at the same time) is ONLY conditional , when due to wars orphan women and children exceed in number, even then it’s not recommended if any injustice is anticipated amongst them.

Quran suggests/justifies a ‘MIDDLE course’ in actions to be on safe side. There’s no extremism and no compulsions/impositions at all in the religion .However any thing that disturbs the social balance of any given society is not considered popular or acceptable .The rights to protest against the social and religious injustice is reserved on defensive grounds only and NOT on the offencive basis. (This is a form of Jihaad)

There are recommended 'just' punishments regarding social crimes or mentioning of natural tendencies of taking revenge ('eye for an eye') ...but the door of ‘compromises and forgivness’ is kept opened for all.

All Muslims are obliged to abide by the law and remain faithful to their countries .
( ..revenges/ intrusions/ invasions into other's lands is not Jihaad)

Quran keeps on reminding all humans and believers to strive and struggle for th GOOD of their souls, which is the best form of Jihaad ( from juhd = to strive/struggle for goodness) because it's the best way to bring 'good' and fighting back the 'evil' in community and society. Quran encourages to join in, for the sake of good (Al-Maroof) and fight back the evil (Munkir)
Striving to improve the social and intellectual condition of the society  is Jihaad ,too. Similary spending money in God's way (for charity and for promoting God's message..), is also Jihaad!

Islam only allows the conveying of the message of God by words and not by sword .( such things as 'holy wars'...)

Patience and perseverence are highly valued!

Today the ‘Pure Islam’ is not ‘purely’ adopted as a 'Deen' =‘way of living’ and is fringed with many un-Islamic practices and beliefs (due to lack of knowledge/mis-interpretations/alien influences) besides the 'originals',..... creating divisions, disharmony and controversies in the society. Since there is no priesthood in Islam and Islam forbids to follow the ‘majority’ blindly, it is every Muslim’s individual responsibility to reform his/her self.

No one can take-over or for-sake the religion of God!

Creating 'divisions' amongst MANKIND and amongst believers is the ‘main deviation’ from the philosophy of teaching of Islam, according to Quran--an injustice! Quran didn’t forget the issue of religious tolerance and the respect of every religion, either, only the followers have forgotten it! It forbids injustice done on account of hatred or jealousy (hate-crimes, public abuse....even God doesn't say He ' hates' so and so..He says .He doesn't love and so...!

Killing and suiciding is substantially forbidden.

Quran also suggests ways of mutual ‘closeness and inclusion’, amongst religions (one/only God) and amongst Muslims (one Quran) .No one is allowed to JUDGE anyone, at all, even then. The final authority is the only God , our Creator and the time is the 'day of Judgment'.

Only God will decide about our 'righteousness' and 'wrongness'….. He will tell us whether we ‘worshipped’ Him or ‘obeyed’ Him.. He will inform us if we really loved Him.Did we love what he loved and did we do what he wanted us to do. Did we 'fear' Him or.. His 'wrath'!

If we expect Mercy and Forgiveness for us from our Creator, then we have to practice these divine attributes of being merciful and forgiving to everyone around us .

OUR GOD will decide whether we deserve 'Heaven or Hell' but let’s not at-least make our Earth a Hell, ...if we can’t turn it into a Heaven!

With a message of PEACE to every one!!!

Assalaam o Alaikum!