LET US CORRECT OUR ISLAMIC FAITH

دعونا نصحّح العقيدة الاسلامية

 

 
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كيف السوبر الأشياء الطبيعية هي التي قامت بها بعض الناس؟
 

          HOW SUPER NATURAL THINGS

    ARE CARRIED OUT BY SOME PEOPLE

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People around the Globe are entangled in various issues related to Philosophy and Theosophy which are contrary to the realities of our Cosmos.

Many philosophical theories are presented in such a way that these look logical religious beliefs. Christian missionaries convince people by oratory. They have mastered the art of emotional exploitation of people. They make people believe in miracles that are made to happen by the Christian Preachers.

There are some Islamic sects who show mastery in inter-religious issues and show exceptional vocabulary. They are undertaking a good job of explaining people. But their believes about Allah (SWT) are contradictory to Islamic teachings as they claim Allah (SWT) has hands and other body parts. They preach their sects beliefs in the name of Da’awa. All their efforts go in vain as their basic believe about Allah (SWT) and His Apostle are not correct which may result in their rejection by Allah (SWT) on the Day of Judgment. If you remain blind in this world, you will remain blind in Hereafter.
 
It is in Quran – ‘It is never (as they consider it to be); rather they will be under veil from their Lord (they will not be able to see their Sustainer).’ (Al-Mutaffifeen – 15).

Some people use super natural powers as proof of truthfulness of their faith. Often they use incantation (chanting of mantra) and spells to achieve their objectives. They also use will-power to subdue common people. What happens in hypnotism? A person develops his will-power and influences the normal human beings who have weak will power.

How can a true Muslim deal with these issues? Rejecting these issues ‘as false’ does not work. We need to go to the crux of the matter and explain the facts to the people so that they realize the truth and come to the straight path of Islam.

Let us discuss briefly what is Philosophy and Theosophy

As per Webster Dictionary, Philosophy means (i) an attitude towards life or (ii) the pursuit of wisdom (good judgment).
 
Philosophy deals with the following branches of knowledge.

  • Metaphysics – the study of the principles of things - It covers the following two areas
  • Ontology - study of essence of things
  • Cosmology - study of the Universe as a systematic order
  • Ethics - moral values
  • Aesthetics - artistic and visual principles
  • Epistemology - study of the nature of knowledge; its origin, foundations, limits and validity, and
  • logic - reasoning, common sense.
It is very difficult to talk to philosophers. They are think tanks who spend their lives in finding answers to various question that are generated in their minds. After extensive research and deliberation, they come to certain conclusions which become famous in their times. But later generation of philosophers come and often prove old theories wrong. This process is continuing through out the known history of man kind. Philosophical thoughts keep on changing in all it fields mentioned above.

As per Webster Dictionary, Theosophy means ‘a philosophical and religious system based on instinctive knowledge of Divine (God)’.
 
Theosophy deals with divine inspiration to human beings to establish personal communion (close association) with God.  Theosophists deal in super natural things.

Recently an episode was shown on a TV channel in which a Hindu monk buried his head under ground for 12 hours at a stretch in a pit at a beach in north India. He stayed upside down, his head buried in the pit for 12 consecutive hours. After 12 hours, the neck deep sand was removed and he came out alive. This he did to show truthfulness of idol worship.

Some other monks were interviewed by media journalists on TV. During the interview, the viewers were informed that these monks were living without food and water for weeks. A TV channel showed some Hindus walking on burning coal and nothing happened to them. Similarly, some Muslims were also seen walking on burning coal. Some Muslims were seen piercing iron rods into their bodies, in their heads and chests and not a single drop of blood came out of their bodies. Once the rods were removed, there was not even a scar at that place. Similar super natural things are conducted by Budhist monks and some Christian priests.

Christians, Israelis, some Hindu politicians and other affluent people in the world claim that in view of truthfulness of their religion, they are economically advanced and powerful in the world. Some Muslim sects in oil rich countries also claim their wealth to be the touch stone of truthfulness of their sects’ beliefs.

In such a scenario how do we get to the truth? How do we get to the straight path of Islam? Until we find satisfactory answers to these questions, people cannot be convinced and brought to the straight path.

Who can provide answers to the above questions?

Many new inventions in the world, like air planes, fast running electric trains, sky scrappers, huge ships and weapons of mass destruction were invented by scientists and technologists. Different people undertake research on different things. Like aviation scientists work on the manufacture of airplanes. Automobile scientists work on train engines and motor vehicles. Building scientists work on the structure of sky scrapers and some evil minded politicians push scientist to make weapons of mass destruction so that their hegemony in the world could be maintained. Research in every field of human activity is a continuous process.

Similarly, Muslim religious scholars do research on various subjects. Some are involved in research in understanding the meanings of the verses of Holy Quran. Some are involved in Hadith research. Some are involved in Islamic jurisprudence research and some are monotheists, involved in the research about Allah (SWT) and His creations.

Correct knowledge about Allah (SWT) and this Cosmos is important for our salvation. If we do not ponder on these issues and come to the right conclusions in the light of Quran and Hadith, we are sure to lose the straight path of Islam. This is the reason Prophet (SAWS) said that out of 72 sects of Muslims, only one will be on the right path and the rest will be thrown into Hell fire on the Day of Judgment. Why they will be thrown into Hell? Because their believes about Allah (SWT) and this cosmos were wrong.

Right belief is the only right path of Islam.

There are two types of research scholars in Islam who are minute viewers of the facts of things in the cosmos.

It is in Quran - ‘The people who strive in our way, We show and put them on the right path’. (Al-An-Kaboot – 69).

It is in Quran - ‘Verily, in the alternation of the night and day, and in all that Allah (SWT) has created, in the heavens and the earth, are signs for those who fear Him’. (Al-Yousuf – 6).

It is in Quran – ‘Allah (SWT) is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you can see; is firmly established on the throne (of authority); He has subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law)! Each one runs (its course) for a term appointed. He (Allah-SWT) does regulate all affairs, explaining the Signs in detail, that you may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord.’ (Ar-Ra’ad – 2).

They look at apparent and explicable signs of their Lord in the Cosmos and understand His glory in all its glisten. They are (i) Islamic theologian, and (ii) The Shaikh of Ihsan.

Islamic Theologian - He is a scholar in reasoning who impedes the assaults on Islamic faith. He explains Islamic faith to the people with conclusive evidence from Quran and Hadith and exposes the ill gotten ‘ideas’ of Non-Muslim philosophers and some Muslim sects who mislead people in the name of religion. The main opponents of Islamic theologian are Non-Muslim philosophers and misguided Muslim Sects.

The Shaikh of Ihsan - His heart is purified, his mind is illuminated and he is inspired with Islamic wisdom. He sees facts of things precisely. He is the friend of Allah (SWT) who is an expert in both ‘theory and practice’ of Islam. His perpetual focus is on the Unity of Allah (SWT). He walks on the foot steps of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS). As an efficient Doctor of Islamic intrinsic reality, he diagnoses the ailments of our souls and suggests appropriate remedies. He shows to people the rightful practices of Islam, purifies their hearts, cleanse them from worldly desires and helps them to get close to Allah (SWT) and His Apostle (SAWS). He is Islamic doctor who explains Islamic faith and practices to people with irrefutable evidence from Quran, Hadith and from apparent happenings in the Cosmos. He exposes the ill gotten ‘tricks’ of Non-Muslim theosophists and misguided Muslim sects. The main opponents of the Shaikh of Ihsan are Non-Muslim Theosophists and misguided Muslim sects.

How are Super natural things carried out by people?

Human beings are made up of two components, (i) Soul (Rooh), and (ii) Human body which is made up of matter.

What are the characteristics of matter? When it is motionless, it remains so unless a force makes it move. When it is in movement, it remains so, unless a force make it stationary. Therefore, it is our Soul which is active.

Human body is a place of residence of human soul. It is in Quran, ‘So, when I (Allah –SWT) have made him (Adam –AS) and have breathed into him of My Spirit (soul). (Al-Hijr – 29).

The lives of human beings in this world are regarded by Allah (SWT) as a ‘test’. They have been given free will to accept or reject the faith and to do good deeds or bad deeds. When they die, they will be questioned about their Islamic faith and deeds.

What happens when a person dies?

We have discussed this issue in detail at another place on this site. 
 
 
What happens in the Life after death? 
 
This issue is also discussed in detail at another place on this site. 
 
 
The death and the life after death are very important issues.  We request readers to read the above information in greater detail.  Many issues of Islamic faith will be cleared when you read the above pages.

As per Allah’s (SWT) promise in the Quran, the treatment of true Muslims after death depends upon their ‘Taqwa’ and their closeness with Allah (SWT) and Prophet Mohammad (SAWS). Those who pass their life’s test with outstanding marks, in flying colors and those who are declared as ‘friends of Allah (SWT), receive exceptional welcome ovation and princely treatment after death.
 
It is in Quran – ‘Those who die in the way of Allah (SWT), do not call them as dead. They are alive, but you do not understand it’. (Al-Baqara – 154).
 
They live in the ‘life of comforts’ after death until resurrection.

A believer who clears his life’s test by securing bare minimum marks, meaning he just manages to pass the test, is offered to sleep in an air conditioned room with a paradise window till the Day of Resurrection. The dead person’s room in Barzaq (below his grave) remains in contact with his grave. His material body of this world, after burial, gradually gets decomposed in the grave and eventually becomes part of the mud.

It is in Hadith, Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) said ‘when you go to the graves of the dead, say ‘Assalamu alaikum ya ahlal quboor’ – meaning ‘peace be upon you O’ people of graves’.

When we meet each other in this world also, we are required to say ‘Assalamu Alaikum’, meaning peace be upon you. This greeting is returned by ‘Wa’alaikum Assalam’, meaning, peace be upon you too.

It is in another Hadith narrated by Hazrat Abdullah Bin Abbas (RU) that the Prophet (SAWS) said, ‘whoever goes by the grave of a believer and offers salutation (says Assalamu alaikum) to him, the believer recognizes him and answers back the salutation’.

Happenings of Barzaq (the life after death) are hidden from peoples’ eyes. Details about Barzaq (life after death) will be covered at an appropriate place in this article later.

Knowledge comes by concentration and hard work. You concentrate on any issue, flood gates of that knowledge will be opened for you. If this was not the case, we would not have been able to fly space crafts and live in high tech advanced world.

The problem with some Muslims Sects is that, they deny the existence of a thing if they do not know about it. If someone says that ‘laughter is good for health’, they will demand a reference for this statement ‘word by word’ in Quran and Hadith. The irony of the situation is that they do not understand the literal and metaphorical meanings of Quranic verses and Ahadith.

If an issue is not mentioned in Quran and Hadith, it means that Allah (SWT) wants to give us flexibility of action in that regard. Allah (SWT) does not forget things, like we do. Whatever He does, He does it with intention and wisdom. Ponder over the issue in the light of Quran and Hadith and if your conscience allows it, do it. If it does not, then stay away from it. Since every Muslim cannot deduce things from Quran and Hadith, we needed literate Imams of Islamic schools of thoughts, Hanafi, Shafa’i, Maliki and Hanbali, who have deduced many dos and don’ts for us in the light of Quran and Hadith.

Some Muslim sects rebelled against these Imams and questioned their ability and authority. If a student rebels against his own teacher, it is anybody’s guess what will happen to him? The founders of these sects started deducing things as per their limited knowledge. This resulted in complete chaos and disintegration of Muslim society. The founders of these sects were totally blind about human soul, its functioning and its importance in religion. This is the reason they invented a strange definition of Islamic Monotheism which specifies hands and other body parts for Allah (SWT) (Astaghfirullahi).

Religion focuses more upon the human soul (rooh) rather than the body Therefore, it is important that we know about our soul’s functioning, its attributes and its potentialities. When we do research, we will come to know details in this context.

Non Muslims theosophists and philosophers have done research about the functioning of human soul. They came to know about its wonders. This knowledge should have helped them to know the truth of Islam. But, alas, they wasted this vital knowledge and started doing super natural stunts.

The monks, by concentration and by leaving worldly desires, develop certain skills of soul. By years of practice, they are able to get their souls out of their bodies and enter into it, at will.

How the person could stay alive in the normal circumstances while his head is buried in the sand for 12 hours? This is the answer to this puzzle. The monk mastered the art of coming out of his body. When they buried his head, he came out of his body and supported it for 12 hours from outside. When they removed his head from the body, he went inside his body and acted as if he was holding his breath for 12 consecutive hours. This is a spiritual stunt.

Muslims should also be aware of the functions of human soul. Soul is also called ‘Spirit’. The knowledge about soul is known as spirituality. When we know about spirituality, we will be able to understand super natural phenomena in the world.

Some Muslim sects consider ‘even a talk of spirituality’ a great sin. We fail to understand how could someone live in total spiritual darkness. Islam illuminates our souls and gives us wisdom to understand about Allah (SWT) and His Cosmos. Materialistic approach towards religion pushes us into complete darkness about the intrinsic aspect of Islam.

How could a person survive without food and water for weeks at a stretch?
 
The answer lies in spirituality. We need food for both our soul and body. What is the food of our soul? Staying away from materialistic desires makes our soul strong. Staying away from sumptuous food makes us spiritually strong. Total concentration away from the materialistic world and spending hours in meditation makes a person spiritually stronger to survive without food and water for a long time. People who walk on burning coal, walk on water surface and pierce rods in their bodies, all have mastered the arts of soul (spirit). By their concentration and will power, and sometimes with the help of certain spells and incantations they do this kinds of stunts. I was told in my childhood days that a Christian missionary used to stop the engine of a fast running train and make it stationary for a few minutes by his will power. What is will power? It is the skill of the soul.

A true Muslims spends his life away from materialistic desires. He automatically gets soul’s powers by the grace of Allah (SWT). He need not have to practice like Non-Muslims do. His unwavering belief in Allah (SWT) and His Apostle Mohammad (SAWS) makes him as a solid rock. No one can shake this rock. Whoever attacks him spiritually, break his own head.

Super natural gimmicks have nothing to do with rightful knowledge. To be affluent and successful in this life does not indicate truthfulness of your beliefs. As a matter of fact, Allah (SWT) has described in Quran that ‘this world is made heaven for disbelievers’ and a test for believers.
 
 
 

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