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Rational Analysis versus religious bigotry
« on: January 18, 2004, 04:28:10 PM »
Your god is One God; There is no god but He; The All-Merciful
The All-Compassionate.
 Behold in the creation of the Heavens and Earth
In the alternation of night and day, in the sailing of ships through the Ocean for the profit of mankind in the rain which God sends down from the skies, And the life He gives therewith to an earth that is dead in the creatures of all kinds
That He causes to multiply through the earth in the change of the winds and clouds Which run their appointed courses between the sky and earth in all these are
Signs indeed for people who use their reason.
This is quotation from Suratul Baqarah of the Quran which presents itself as a Guidance for mankind as a whole. It is addressed to all people that are conscious Of God who think about what they can see and hear and reflect on these . So therefore only those servants Of God who are knowledgeable truly stand in awe of Him.The heedless ignorant doesnot care.
The famous Islamic Jurist Imam Shafi'e was asked ?What was the proof for the existence of God in which Her replied ? the mulberry tree. Its colour, smell taste and Everything about it seem one and the same to you. But a caterpillar eats it and it Comes out as a fine silken thread. A bee feeds on it and it comes out as honey. A sheep eats it and it comes out as dung. Gazelles chew on it and it congeals producing the fragrance of musk.
Now who has made all these different things come from the same type of leaf He asked? So this is the reason why the Christians and Jews have got special status in Islam as the people of the book because they received the Scriptures Torah and the Injeel afore time. They were the first to be addressed to reflect on these Teachings calling them thus:
Say ?Oh People of the Book come to common terms as between us and you: That We worship non but God. That we associate no partners with Him: That we erect not from ourselves Lords or Patrons other than God: If they turn back Say Bear witness that we are Muslims.
 The Quran further expunges the misconception and erroneous belief that people have about Islam with regards to previous revelations and the prophets in the Following context;
Say ?We believe in Allah and the Revelation given to us
And to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the tribes and that given to Moses , Jesus and that given to all Prophets from their Lord We made no distinction between one and another of them and we bow in submission as Muslims.
So therefore Muslim does not claim to have Religion peculiar to himself only.
Religion is one and the same as always truth is one so therefore God should also be the same Supreme Being ?who suffers no fatigue needs  no rest or sleep He was neither born  nor is He the Father of anybody He needs no  partner or spouse as erroneously conceived by many people.
.Reflect at this beautiful description of the Unity of God in Suratul Ikhlas:
Say: He is the One God
God the Eternal Independent
He begets not nor was He begotten
And there is none comparable Unto Him.
Therefore every true scripture should never attribute to God something that goes against His unique Nature such as saying God was ever a man or there existed other gods or goddesses before. Therefore None is worthy of worship but Him only as
Attested by the Word every Muslim utters La ilaha Il Lallah.

The Quran therefore teaches us when you hear Gods name and His Attribute your heart will automatically be filled with awe and respect, love and gratitude unlike the one who does not believe will have the opposite effect in his Heart as he has hatred and grudge against his Creator. As for the Messengers or Prophets a person must have urge to follow them and aversion for all those who Oppose them. This is why you find a Muslim would never dream to employ his tongue to abuse any of the Prophets such as Jesus Moses as ?our Deen taught us to respect them not revile them. Every Muslim should strive to uphold among other things truthfulness, Justice, Honesty, sincerity trust, generosity, modesty, decency, humility, patience, courage Thankfulness, dignity, self-respect, and steadfastness and hard work. He must also endeavour to avoid ?committing sins such as telling lies, dishonesty, deceit, hypocrisy, cheating , rancour , Miserliness, Envy, hatred, shamelessness, self ?conceit cowardice and all other obnoxious Evil habits which were all taught to them by their Leader.
 There are three main criteria to which every good leader should be judged or provide which include among others: Providing for the well being of those being led ?as well as to provide ?a Social Forum in which the people may feel secure ?and finally ?to providing them with one set of belief such as the ?one given by Islam. Samples were taken of different leaders by the Time Magazine 30 years ago which came to a conclusion thus:
 Perhaps the Greatest Leader of all times was Mohammed who combined all these three functions mentioned above. Another writer who compiled 100 most influential people ever produced in the History of Mankind .came up with his first choice as Prophet Muhammad after analysing all the Qualities of this Great Leader.
Finally to Quote what a French Historian Larmatine wrote 150 years ago in 1854 about Prophet Muhammad .also explained his reasons thus:
 ?If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and outstanding results are the true criteria of human genius who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms laws and empires only no more than material power which often crumbled away before their eyes, But this man moved not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples, dynasties. The Altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas the belief and the souls which left the Hatred of false gods and the passion for the One Immaterial God in the hearts Of Muslims. His Faith forbearance sincerity Prayers, Conversation with God His death and his triumph after death all these served to affirm conviction Which gave him power to restore a Creed?
Lamartine continued to describe Prophet Muhammad as Philosopher, Orator, Apostle Legislator, Warrior conqueror of ideas restorer of National dogmas of cults without images the founder Of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual Empire that is Muhammad. As Regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured Lamartine asked
Is there any man greater than Him? There are several objective Non-Muslims who expressed similar positive and objective opinions about the Prophet of Islam. But some insincere bigots are trying to paint black picture about Islam with the
Intention of blotting this light by all means so as to deprive others from gaining access to this Great Deen brought by the Prophet through insinuation and character assassination of no less than the Prophet himself and His Deen being followed by more ?than 1.3 billion people all over the Globe. Well I would like to add something The one who employs such tactical foul ?language to discredit other peoples beliefs shows how ?insincere and frustrated he is and therefore has lost all moral credibility as an intellectual or whatever position of honour ?holds as he is still immature dogmatic Religious bigot ?who ?does not adhere to the strict teaching of Jesus or Muhammad and should immediately be shunned by the Sincere followers of these Two Great Religions. His object is to try to sow discord among the two followers With a view to causing confusion thereby fanning Religious hatred and disturbances
This would not be in the interest of our Society and Country at large.
So therefore his plagiarism and write-ups should not be noticed and no one should take him seriously as he has already consigned his own garbage into the bin with his own hands through such emotional frenzy verbiage which has become typical of him.
WamaTaufiqi Illa Billah Alaihi Tawakaltu Wa ilaihi Unib... ?

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