Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem

Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem
May Allah increase us in knowledge Ameen

Hadith on knowledge

Rasullah(saw) said: "He who takes the path to seeking knowledge Allah makes easy for him the path to Paradise"

(Abu Dawood)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Pro-Creation & Fitrah

May Allah increase our knowledge and make us of those who hear the best of what has been taught and follow the best of it Insha’Allah
Information taken from
Book: The fundamentals of Tawheed
Author: Abu Ameena Bilal Phillips

Pro Creation
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: ''When God created Adam he extracted from him all the descendants who would be born until the end of the world. (So that is every single human from the beginning of time until the end of time). He put them before him and said 'am I not your lord' and they all replied (so that’s including me and you)''yes we testify to it'' Allah then explained why he made us all testify to this. The reason for this is in case mankind should say on the day of resurrection 'surely we were unaware of all this we had no idea that you - Allah were our God. No one told us that we were supposed to worship you alone'' it was also in case some people would say 'it was our ancestors who made partners with God we are only their descendants will you then destroy us for what those liars did''

The evidence in the Quran for what I said above is (Qur'an chapter 7:verse172-173).
So from this we see that we are all responsible for our own belief in God and we will all be held accountable for what we did with our knowledge and belief in God no excuses will be accepted. Every human being has belief in God imprinted on their soul whether they choose to recognise this or not.
Adam also took this covenant - however when he was tempted by Satan he forgot the promise he made to Allah and so did Adams descendants (us). Most of us have ignored our responsibility to truly believe in God and worship him alone. Instead of putting Allah before our desires, we let Satan tempt us. Rather than an apple of the forbidden tree he uses money, weed, alcohol, women, men and sex to distract our focus and make our vision cloudy.  What’s even worse we don't even give Satan his dues instead we say, I drink because I want to drink I smoke because I want to smoke I have sex with x amount of men and women because I want to. I don't love money I just want to make as much as I can any way I can!!
The Prophet (saw) also said:

''Allah than pointed to some of the descendants that he had extracted from Adam and his children and said I have created these people for paradise. He then pointed to the rest and said I have created these people for the hellfire and they will do the deeds of the inhabitants of hell. When the prophet said that one of the companions said ''then what is the point of doing good deeds?''  The prophet replied verily if Allah created one of his servants for paradise he helps him do the good deeds of the people of paradise until he dies doing one of their deeds then he places him in paradise because of it. But if he created a man for hellfire he helps him in those deeds until he dies doing one of them then he puts them in the fire because of that''

This doesn't mean we don’t have free will over our actions otherwise there would be no point of calling us to account on the day of judgement. It just means that God already knows where each of us is destined to go. However he is allowing us to make the evidence so when we are called to account he has proof that whatever decision He makes is the right one. So if for instance we were of the people of hell and God said this is because of the actions I know you would have committed, with no proof we would beg and plead and say “no I would never do such and such a bad thing I don't deserve to be here”. So instead he leaves us to increase in good or bad deeds
Qur'an 26:227: Those who have wronged will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned''
If someone sincerely believes in God and tries to do good, Allah will give him many opportunities to improve his belief and increase his good deeds Allah will never cause sincere belief to be wasted even if the believer falls off the path he will help him get back on it. Allah may punish him in this life when he goes off track to remind him of his errors and wake him up to make amends. In fact Allah is so merciful as to take the life of the sincere believer while he is doing a good deed thereby ensuring the believer will be among those destined for paradise.

Muslim. what does the actual word mean?
Muslim= an Arabic word meaning one who submits surrenders or is obedient to the will of  God

I find we as people often associate the word Muslim with how they dress, speak, what they believe but never really just looked at the word alone. Now knowing that a Muslim is "one who submits to the Will of God", would you not say that everything on this earth is a Muslim? Sounds weird don't it but take a minute and actually think about it! Every day the sun rises and it sets it rotates around the earth;  every night the moon appears and disappears; the stars appear and disappear; the clouds produce the rain and the whole rain system. Is this not what God intended when he made the system? If the answer is yes than that means the sun and the moon and all those other things mentioned submit to the will of Allah so it Is a Muslim.

When your heart pumps blood around your body; or when you cut yourself and then you get a scab that turns into a scar due to the body healing itself ; is this not what God intended when he made the functions of the body? If its yes then our organs in our body are Muslims submitting to Gods will.

The trees bear leaves and fruit in the autumn the leaves go brown they fall off in the winter grow back in the spring and bloom in the summer than it starts over again is this not following the will of  Allah? So what are the trees and plants?

Bees take pollen from flowers and produce honey who created the bees and flowers that produce pollen whose will are they submitting to? I could go on and on........ OK one more When a man and a woman have sex and the sperm goes into the woman the woman's egg goes down the Fallopian tube the two meet and  a baby is conceived who created this law? So whose will do our bodies submit to? So from the biggest to the smallest living and non living things everything obeys the laws of Allah.Even if a person does not believe in God or worships idols they are still technically Muslims because wether they like it or not they are submitting to the will of Allah every second of their life with every part of their body and bodily organs and micro organisms.

Fitrah = The natural disposition we are all born with

When a baby is born it is in its natural state, the fitrah. Whats the first thing all babies do? Cry. Look around. Sleep. Drink. That's all they know. So remember I said before any of us came to this earth God made us all testify there is only one God. Well this is imprinted on our souls as babies and we have a natural belief in God. That's why some people may not have a religion but deep in their soul they know there is a God without any doubts they can feel it, this natural state is called the fitrah.
In a hadith the Prophet said: ''Each child is born in a state of fitrah but his parents make him a Jew or a christian. It is like the way an animal gives birth to a normal offspring have you noticed any baby animal born mutilated before you mutilate them''

Now lets look at this from a different angle. I bet your thinking so what your saying is we are all Muslims? Yes but also the fact that God has placed us above all creation! Why do you think that is? Because as human beings he has given us reason  intellect and free will. So although our physical bodies and our souls work in accordance to Gods law it is ultimately us who choose to believe or not to believe to try and live good with people our not to he can go by his own thoughts or follow the action of others its all up to us!
….''The religion which the child follows at this stage is one of custom and upbringing and God does not hold the child too account or punish it for this religion. However when the child matures in youth and clear proofs of the falsehood of its religion are brought to it the adult must now follow the religion of knowledge and reason. At this point the devils try their best to encourage him to stay as he is or to go further astray. Evils are made pleasing to him and he must now live in the midst of a struggle between his fitrah and his desires Allah will help him overcome his desires even though it may take most of his life to escape. For many people enter Islam in their old age although most tend to do so before that''
(excerpt from Bilal Phillips Tawheed)

The Book which my information was based from can be found on the website Kalamullah just click on the link below Insha Allah

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