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In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Always in Islam no one is asked about something he or she is unable to do or did not know about. If a person never heard of Islam, the Qur'an or the message of worshipping only One True God (Allah), then Allah would take care of that person in His own way and would be sure that he got his input. However, once a person has entered Islam he must do his or her best to follow Islam to the best of his / her abilities.
Allah mentions in the Qur'an several times the importance of believing correctly according to what He is telling us to believe and how to act on our belief.
If Allah dooms someone to Hell, it will only be because of one thing. He states clearly in the Holy Qur'an that He cannot forgive the setting up of partners with Him, but anything less than this, He can forgive.
Only the most wretched and criminal of humans will have to endure the eternal pain and suffering in the Fire of Hell. And may Allah save us from that, Ameen.
Here is a sincere piece of advice from one who has been through it. Coming into Islam means the sincere worship of only the True God of the Universe without any partners. This is well along the same teachings of the Old Testament and parts of the New Testament. So try thinking of Almighty God as a real God. Don't imagine Him as a "man" or a "cow." Then while thinking about the Mercy of Allah begin to pray deep down inside your heart something to the effect of:
"O God -- guide me."
Whomever Allah guides none can misguide him. And if Allah guides you then none can misguide you. And if He misguides someone, then there is no one to guide that person.
Everything in this life is to prepare us for the meeting with Allah after our deaths here. So keep this in mind while you are learning about Islam and Muslims.
Pray unceasingly, day after day, and be honest and sincere in all that you do. Allah doesn't need us at all. So obey His orders in all ways. Eventually, He will guide you to that which will make you submit to Him.
When you are sure that you are ready to surrender, submit, obey and do it in sincerity and peace, then you are ready to make your declaration of faith called the Shahadah.
That is the only thing that you really have to do on your own and none can do it for you either is to worship Almighty Allah directly and always ask Him for your needs.
But just as you would have no trouble in telling us who are mother or your father is, so it should be easy for you to tell us Who Your God is.
So I pray that you will receive Guidance from Above, Ameen.
I pray that Allah will forgive us our mistakes and errors and ask Him to guide us to all good things, Ameen.
Allah Almighty knows best.
Some mistakenly believe that Allah is a deity that Muslims worship similar to the way in which Buddhists worship Buddha. Others think that Allah is a man or a prophet. Just the name "Allah" is so shrouded in mystery because most people never take the time to unravel the meaning.Rather they believe what they see portrayed in the heavily biased media and allow their fears to take hold of their chests instead of seeking out the truth for themselves.
The meaning of Allah is so simple. Allah is the Arabic form of the word "The One True God". Muslims worship the exact same God that Jews and Christians do. However, Muslims prefer to call God by His proper name Allah and refrain from using the word "God" itself since it can be attributed to so many other things. For example, in proper English the feminine form of "god" is "goddess" and let’s looks at Greek Mythology where the Greeks worshipped many "gods".
Muslims believe that Allah is the One and Only God without partners and that the name "Allah" is unique to the sole Creator of this World and everything in it. To liken Allah to another supposed god in any way shape or form is to commit the one unforgivable sin of shirk, or ascribing partners to Allah.
Islam is the only religion on Earth that remained purely monotheistic. Each time a Muslim prays to Allah, he has a meeting with the Lord of this World without an intercessor or mediator. Muslims believe in submitting their entire will to Allah through acts of worship, obedience and good deeds. Muslims believe that Allah is ever-present watching over His Creation and is always close to them.
Allah says in the Quran what means,
"And indeed we have created man, and we know what his own self whispers to him. And we are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge)." (Qahf 50:16)
The Quran reveals that there are Beautiful Names of Allah, which is how Muslims get to know the Creator. Muslims are forbidden to ponder upon Allah’s appearance or to attribute Him to anything in this World as some faiths liken Allah to man. Islam rejects this entirely. We can know about Allah from His beautiful names of which Prophet Muhammad said:
"Verily, there are ninety-nine names of God, one hundred minus one. He who enumerates (and believes in them) them would get into Paradise." (Al-Bukhari)
Some of the names are:
Al-Wadud — the LovingAl-Khaliq — the CreatorAl-Ahad — the OneAl-Aziz — the Mighty and Strong
According to Islam, the message of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad is the very same one that was given to the Jews and Christians.
However, meanings were lost in translation and the books revealed to past generations were corrupted and distorted by the hands of humans.
Allah gave mankind one final chance to be mindful of Him and to obey Him. And that chance came in the form of an unlettered man from the deserts of Arabia named "Muhammad" and through him Allah revealed His final revelation.
The Quran is the last book that Allah gave to humans and it is preserved which means Allah will safeguard it from corruption. Over the past 14 centuries, not a single letter has been changed or altered.No more books or Prophets will come to this world. And it is up to humans as to whether they believe in this final message or turn their backs on it as scores have done before and continue to do every day.
The best way for humans to understand Allah as the Creator is to open their eyes and see His design. Who else but Allah could create a flower as perfect as the rose? Or cover Earth with so much vegetation and foliage that scientists today are still unearthing new species?
Allah is the Most Kind and the Most Merciful. All that Allah has asked for humans to do is to be pious, worship Him alone and be kind to our fellow man. In return, humans are the veritable owners of the Earth to rule it as they see fit as Allah continuously showers His innumerable blessings upon humanity as well as punishments for those who disobey and wreak havoc on the Earth.
Islam is not a new religion or something that a few simply chose one day to follow. Islam is a continuation of the previous messages that were revealed to past Prophets.
Prophet Muhammad seals the line of prophets who came to this world both to warn humans and give glad tidings of Allah's mercy. It is only through Allah's love and mercy for mankind that He bothered to send prophets so that we may know Him… the One and Only God.
"Need your comments and your evaluation "
By Yasmine Yaser
Isnin, Jun 15, 2009
According to most dictionary references, the majority of words currently in use today trace their source back to Latin, Greek or Old, Middle; German, French or Spanish, along even with reference sometimes to Hebrew or Sanskrit. Arabic is rarely referenced, which is another problem that needs to be tackled in a separate article.
Attempting to find the origin for the term, God proved to be quite fruitless as I perused all major English dictionaries, old and new. I welcome anyone’s proofs to the contrary, and, until such time as any are brought forward, I invite all to read this answer, which is based on what I consider to be the supreme truth, found in the Arabic language. Taken as a given that the concept of the word God in most minds is that of strength and giving, fairness and capability, I offer the possibility that the root can be found in the Arabic term Jude, which root is jawada - which is this meaning exactly. A related term in English would be the word "good".
Let us now look at the Arabic word Allah - we can immediately recognize the English word "all", indeed we have herein one of the best characteristics of Allah’s attributes; The All-Knowing, All-Seeing, All-Hearing, All-Merciful etc. Every baby born anywhere in the world has, as his first utterance the short "a" sound. No new born ever cried out with an "s" or a "t" or a "d" or a "b" sound! All exclaim the "a" as an expression of the oneness of humanity, in relation to its Creator. Also, all final deathbed gasps exhale the "h", the last letter of the name of Allah. This is because He is the First and the Last! When we scream in pain or cry out in fear or grunt and groan during strenuous exercise or disgust, or exclaim in joy or surprise, it is the very same… "ahhh", and not the "g" of the word God that we all emit. This reality is intrinsic in our innermost selves, something out of our control!!
Why is this so, you may ask. It is because the word Allah refers to the concept of that which all turns to for refuge and repose. Without finding this state of rest and security, we are in a constant state of frustration and irritability. Our souls all yearn to reach the place of contentment, which can only be found by knowing Allah as He has revealed Himself to us, in the Qur’an.
Another interesting facet of the two related languages is the relation of the words "man" and "woman". The word "man" (mim, nun) in Arabic is the personal pronoun for the human being, as in the English word "man". Both languages use the term also in the sense of "whom". Therefore, the usage of the term "man" is nearly identical in both languages!The reason why I referred to the letter "o" as an incorrect rendering in the English word woman is my idea that "o’s" and short "e’s" are extraneous additions to the correct pronunciations, found in the Qur’an. As these sounds were not originally revealed by Allah. The Qur’an is the only revelation, which has remained intact. Both the original Torah and Bible are non-extant and therefore, not open to analysis of their original linguistic aspects. The assumptions put forward regarding the Sumerian, Akkadian, Chaldean, Syriac, Aramaic and Hebrew roots, do not readily admit to these, being derived from the mother Arabic for obvious reasons.
The word "wa" in Arabic means "and". In English the word "woman" could be seen to be derived from the concept of a partner to the man. Therefore, the woman or "waman" as it might be more correctly rendered, can be construed as meaning "and-man" or "together with man", the couple which forms the very essence of the human race…
Here, I shall offer a very plausible argument for my suggestion that Arabic is the true language of humanity, based on some concrete examples, with which we can form illuminating comparisons.
Consider the usage in Hebrew of the word "Elohim". Elohim stands for the concept of the Supreme Being, along with His attributes. We Muslims say Allahumma for Allah and His attributes, or names and characteristics. Those who went astray, after they knew the truth from bani Isra’il is known in Arabic as "yahud". They were not content with the limitations of Allah in any fashion, and were always adding or deleting to that which Allah had ordained. Similarly, they do the same behavior today, with genetic engineering, euthanasia and cryonics etc., forever exceeding the limits of Allah, even in regards to life and death!
The word "Elohim" (plural of "eloha" - the powerful) was invented by them to resist the Almighty. "A" - The first letter of Allah’s name, was changed to "E" and the second was changed to "o". There are portions in the Pentateuch, which refer to Elohim and others, which refer to Yahweh and was changed to Jehovah only in the 14th century. It is read in Greek as Adonis and in Latin as Dominus.
Yet, Allah the Almighty, who is the "all in all" - does not ever change and thusly it would stand to reason, neither would His name. It is now and forever, as it was revealed in the Qur’an - ALLAH. And furthermore, I venture to claim that if the original Torah and Bible were extant for us to examine, we would find the word Allah there also. I wish to remind all sincere Christians, correctly following Jesus - who never called himself God - of the very first two of the Ten Commandments.
• I am the lord thy god, thou shall not have false gods before me.
• Thou shall not take the name of the lord thy god in vain.
Allah warns those who divide Him, as the sole to be worshipped and His total sovereignty over all His Creation (known in Arabic as tawhid al-uluhiyya and rububiyya) He also cautions against tampering with His very name. Would you not then glean from these two first commandments that those who prefer the "E" should be careful of taking the Holy Name in vain?
It is the One and Only we worship, Allah as He called himself… nothing is comparable to Him, never begot and was never begotten… Light of heavens and earth. The Transcendental, Who would not be incarnated, the All-mighty and All-compassionate.
"Need your comments and your evaluation"
By Yasmine Yaser
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Dilihat dari satu sudut (sudut orang yang mengiktiraf ALLAH tuhan yang selayaknya disembah) maka sememangnya sebagai hamba tidak boleh mempersoalkan ujian dari ALLAH, tapi diri sendiri perlu cuba untuk melihat hikmah disebalik ujian tersebut.Bagaimana pula dari perspektif bukan Islam?
Ada non-muslim mengatakan konsep hidayah adalah milik ALLAH dalam Islam bukti ALLAH tak adil.Frasa-frasa seperti "Allah bagi hidayah pada siapa yang Dia kehendaki dan sesatkan siapa yang Dia kehendaki" dipandang oleh sesetengah non-muslim sebagai tidak adil, maka dia terus buat kesimpulan dah memang ALLAH yang nakkan dia menjadi non-muslim.
Persoalan yang timbul, "Siapakah yang mengetahui siapa yang ALLAH beri hidayah dan siapa yang ALLAH nak sesatkan?", adakah semua yang bergelar muslim sememangnya terjamin kehidupan yang baik di akhirat (hereafter)sana?
Bukti-bukti wujudnya tuhan tidak terbatas hanya dengan al-quran dan peranan utusanNya.Seluruh alam ini bukti ada nya pencipta dan pentadbir alam ini (Tauhid Rububiyah), setiap yang mengaku adanya tuhan meyakini adanya satu Zat yang berkuasa mencipta dan mentadbir alam ini, cumanya dalam islam pengiktirafan adanya tuhan yang mencipta dan mentadbir ini diistilahkan sebagai Tauhid Rububiyah (pengesaan ke atas Pencipta dan Pentadbir alam ini), maka tak salah dikatakan non-muslim yang percaya adanya tuhan juga punya Tauhid Rububiyah (baca kali ini: mengakui adanya pencipta dan pentadbir alam ini).
Selesai mengiktiraf adanya tuhan, maka seterusnya adalah persoalan mencari Tuhan itu. Tuhan semestinya tidak serupa makhluk (adakah pencipta menyerupai yang dicipta?), apatah lagi bias kepada kaum-kaum atau puak tertentu?Semua manusia yang waras mempunyai akal yang boleh dimanfaatkan untuk berfikir tentang ini dan disertakan niat sememangnya untuk mencari kebenaran, maka pastinya akan mengenepikan persoalan emosi seperti agama nenek moyang dan sebagainya.
- Amar Makruf (Melaksanakan ibadah dan perbuatan baik)
- Nahi Mungkar (Meninggalkan maksiat dan pekara jahat)