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  1. The Truth and falsehood….6 Sixth principle is that: there is the Truth in entire universe as a whole, but falsehood exists in the heart of man. By Mohammad Rafique Etesame The entire universe has been created by the truth and not by playing as the holy Qur’an reveals,” For [thus it is:] We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in mere idle play.” (Ad-Dukhan (The Smoke) 44:38) And in comparison to the Truth, there is falsehood consists of Devil Iblis and his disciples. The question i: what does it mean that there is the Truth in the entire universe as a whole, but falsehood exists in the heart of man? It means that falsehood do not make mischief in the universe or to fight the angels or to the good Muslims, or they mess up to the universe or cause harm to the mountains or jungles etc. It means it misleads man form inner self i.e. from his heart or conscience. Because heart has great importance in the teachings of Islam as the holy Qur’an reveals,” Already have We urged unto hell many of the jinn and humankind, having hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not, and having ears wherewith they hear not. These are as the cattle - nay, but they are worse! These are the neglectful”. (Al-A'raf (The Heights) 7:179) And according to the hadith the holy Prophet PBUH said,” In the body there is a piece of flesh, and the whole body is sound if it is sound, but the whole body is corrupt if it is corrupt. It is the heart.” (Bukhari and Muslim) Devil is not an external creature of the universe; but Allah has created him to test human being. And Allah gave him power to mislead mankind, in order to see that what kind of way good or bad he chooses, whether to obey Allah’s command or to follow whispering of Satan? Another internal power that misleads man is ‘nafse ammarah’ (inordinate soul) that exists in the human body and a powerful element of falsehood as the holy Qur’an reveals, “I do not exculpate myself. Lo! the (human) soul enjoins unto evil, save that whereon my Lord hath mercy. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful” (12:53). Now, Satan is the plain enemy of mankind; these two powers of falsehood mislead man form his heart, until they make him like ‘cattle’ but worse than it. Because he does not understand anything from Divine inspiration and deny the teachings of Islam. So they go astray by the falsehood as the None-Muslims and Atheists etc. Now, this is the need of time to pay full attention to the heart to make it sound for acceptance of guidance and to save him from the tricks of Satan and nafse ammarah. in order to become successful one in this world and in the Hereafter.
  2. Authentic proof of five salawats (prayers) from the holy Qur’an By Mohammad Rafique Etesame Some people are doubtful about five salats being offered by the Muslims daily, particularly those who called themselves “Ahle Qur’an” and deny the sayings of the holy Prophet PBUH that, these are not proved five by the holy Qur’an. Their claim is totally unbiased because the holy Qur’an clearly mentions about the five salats, so it makes mention,” Establish worship at the two ends of the day and in some watches of the night. Lo! good deeds annul ill-deeds. This is reminder for the mindful” (surah Hud 11:114). In this verse,” Establish worship at the two ends of the day,” there is the proof of four salats i.e. fajar, zuhar, asar and maghrab and “in some watches of the night,” reveals about the aisha prayer, these are five. Another verse reveals that,” Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of night, and (the recital of) the Qur'an at dawn. Lo!” (the recital of the Qur’an in prayer at dawn is indeed witnessed.” (Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17:78). This verse also reveals about five prayers, as from “Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of night” states the four salats, zurar, asar, maghrab and isha prayers. Because after going down of the sun, the time of zuhar prayer begins, after that asar and “until the dark of night” reveals two i.e. maghrib and isha. And in the recital of the Qur’an in prayer at dawn, states the fajar prayer. So, in these two verses there is the proof of five prayers. Five salats are also proved by the ‘hadith mutawater.’ (The holy Qur’an, translated by late Shaikhul Hind maulana Mahmoodul Hasan, tafseer by Allama Shabbir Ahmad usmani, may Allah Almighty have mercy on them)
  3. Satan will deliver a lecture before his followers at the Day of Resurrection By Mohammad Rafique Etesame Allah Almighty Says in the holy Qur’an,” And Satan says, when the matter has been decided: Lo! Allah promised you a promise of truth; and I promised you, then failed you. And I had no power over you save that I called unto you and ye obeyed me. So blame not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can ye help me, Lo! I disbelieved in that which ye before ascribed to me. Lo! for wrong-doers is a painful doom” ( Ibrahim 14:22). According to the commentators, when the matter will be decided i.e. accountability will be finished at the Day of Resurrection, and those who are deserving Paradise will be entered it and those who are deserving Hellfire, will be entered it. Then the owners of Hellfire will say to Satan Ibils,” we had followed your commands in our lives and acted upon your whisperings and committed shirk, and due to that now we are deserving Hellfire. So, please intercede us with Allah Almighty so that we may get rid of this pain full doom?” Hearing that, Satan will deliver a lecture before them saying, “O My faithful followers, it is ok that you obeyed me, but do you not know that Allah Almighty has promised you a true promise through His holy messengers (peace be upon them) that, if you would accept the religion of Islam and follow the good example of the holy Prophets Peace be upon them, then you would become the successful ones in your lives and Allah would forgive your sins and would made enter Paradise. Also they invited you to consider in the signs exist in your souls and also the horizontal signs in the universe, and creation of the heavens and the earth, day and night, and the sun and the moon etc. But you denied all, and rejected to act upon the truth (Islam) and choose for you the bad way of falsehood instead. So now, you are the worthy of this, and I cannot help you at all, I also fear Allah Almighty and from His painful doom. The holy Qur’an reveals so that we may become alert in order to avoid the tricks of Satan and Prepare for the Hereafter.
  4. The Truth and Falsehood…..5 By Mohammad Rafique Etesame "The truth does not bow but makes the falsehood bow down" The holy Qur’an reveals, “We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in play. If We had wished to find a pastime, We could have found it in Our presence-----if We ever did." There are four things that are known by these verses as:This universe has not been created mere as play but there is a special purpose behind it i.e. to worship Allah Almighty. The war between the truth and falsehood is going on since the creation of the universe. Allah Almighty hurl the truth over falsehood and it vanishes and the truth becomes ever victorious. We can see this reality in the time of the past holy Prophets PBUT that when they invited their ummah to accept the religion of Islam, most of them tried to stop the invitation and ill-treated and harassed to the holy Prophet PBUT instead. But by the Divine help, the truth became victorious and made the falsehood bow down. In the time of the last holy Prophet Mohammad PBUH, when he began to invite the people to accept the religion of Islam in Mecca, the infidels thought that,” this is a timely invitation made by a man who is an orphan and had no male offspring, and the invitation would reach to its end soon after the passing away of this man.” But when they noticed that Islam was spreading fast to everywhere and also when they were defeated in many holy wars (ghazwats) i.e. ghazwae badar,uhad khandaq etc., then they thought that, “this thing was not going to stop then.” And at last, after passing some time, the holy Prophet PBUH entered the Mecca city victoriously along with his ten thousand companions (peace and mercy of Allah by upon them). At that time 360 idols were placed on the roof of Ka’ba sharif and the holy prophet PBUH made them fall down by a stick one by one reciting this verse,” And say: truth has come and falsehood vanishes away. Lo! Falsehood is ever bound to vanish” (Al-Isra :81). After that the world witnessed that Islam overtook the two super powers ‘’ Qaisar o Hinduism, Buddhism or between Kisra” (The Rome and the Iranian governments) and caused them bow down before Islam. Even now we see that where there are holy wars are going on against Islam, or any debate is set up between Islam and Christianity, another religion, Islam ever remains victorious.
  5. The Truth and falsehood--4 “The Truth is needless and selfless.” The holy Qur’an makes mention,” Say: He is Allah, the One! ﴾1﴿ Allah, the eternally Besought of all! ﴾2﴿ He begetteth not nor was begotten. ﴾3﴿ And there is none comparable unto Him (Surah Ikhlas). (Translated by Mohammad Marmaduke Pickthall) From this Surah, the glory and Highness of Allah Almighty is shown that He is the Selfless as He does not need anything from the creatures nor does He need any help or advice in carrying out His work and He is from Himself and is Self-Sustaining and the Omnipotent. If all the people of the world become extremely virtuous and of high character, then the kingdom, honor and glory of Allah (SWT) cannot be exceeded in the slightest. And on the other hand, if all the people become extremely sinful and disobedient ones, then His monarchy and glory cannot be diminished in the slightest. Worship, humility and need are for man's own benefits and survival. The Almighty has no interest in it because Angels are enough for his worship. And Allah Almighty has bestowed some Muslims by this attribute. And it can be seen in a man who earns halal money, offers prayers for five times daily, does not violate his rights and duties, and a contented one who does not ask for anything from others but in serious need. And in order to civilize the human soul and to make it obedient to Allah and His messenger PBUH, Some elders of the religion and shaykhs have suggested to adopt four good actions to their followers as: - Taking less food. Reduction of manam (less sleep). Reduction of speaking. Reduction of meeting with people. All these fair qualities are proved by Islamic teachings but everything should be done in moderation and avoiding from excess and deficiency.
  6. The Truth and falsehood---3 “The Truth grants coolness and tranquility into the breasts.” By Mohammad Rafique Etesame When a Muslim acts upon Islamic teachings following Allah’s commandments and Sunnah of the holy Prophet PBUH, then peace and coolness comes to his/her heart due to this. The holy Qur’an makes mention, “Know! The remembrance of Allah gives satisfaction to the hearts” (Al Qur'an). There are many ways to remembrance of Allah as, to establish worship for five times daily, fasting of Ramadan, paying Zakat, offering Hajj, Nawafil, Tasbeeh, Tahmeed, Tahlil and Takbir etc. Therefore, whenever a Muslim offers these worships, then he is granted with the eternal wealth of peace and contentment that cannot be described in words. It is said that, if the kings knew that what type of sweetness and pleasure of the heart gets these poor worshippers by waking up at night and performing Tahajjud, they would fight them to snatch this “wealth” just as they fight to others to snatch the land. Usually, If the month of Ramadan falls in summer season, when the heat makes the body restless, even then the Muslims fast, and also those who are patients of diabetes and to whom the doctors have forbidden to fast. Similarly, Mujahideen (the Islamic soldiers who fight in the way of Allah), do not stop offering prayers even that hey have to offer them in bullets; and the patient who is lying on his death bed, if he cannot speak, gestures to others to make him offer prayers.The question is who forced him to do so? Because he knows better that the secret of the survival of my life is in the offering prayers. All these examples show that the real pleasure and tranquility of a believer exists only in the remembrance of Allah and it is dearer to him then his life. On the other hand, those who are None-Muslims and/or infidels and polytheists etc. They never find state of peace and tranquility and they always remain restless and burn in the heat of sorrow and worry.
  7. Truth and Falsehood---2 The Truth does not hide but appears at any rate By Muhammad Rafiq Etesame Truth means justice, wisdom, absolutely real thing, Quran, and The Truth is also a name of Allah Almighty. In this article, truth refers to such specific actions that a man does them secretly, and he wants to hide them, but does not; and they keep appearing. Because The Truth does not hide at all but appears at any rate. For example, if a man is something else inwardly and something else outwardly, then what is he hiding inwardly remains visible, even if so many attempts are made to hide it. His manner of speaking and body language gossip about what is being hidden, and the viewers understand that something is fishy because the face of man tells much and his eyes are windows of the soul. If a man has the secret relationship with other, then when they come face to face with each other, then the way of talking and looking to each other, immediately indicates that there is something between the two. Generally, when someone has a secret relationship with other, then the viewers first make guess at what is going on between the two, and then they pay special attention to them and secretly monitor, and finally the secret is unveiled and they are caught by red handed. This is reality that man has many aspects, he is both a king and a pauper, also a polytheist, a tyrant, a sinner, a God fearing, a sincere and a hypocrite etc. The question is, if a man wronged to others, or suppressed other’s rights or on the other way, he did good to someone, helped him/her, or worshiped of Allah Almighty and put his soul in hardship. Whether all these actions will go in vein or get reward? Or those who are oppressed and their cry is not heard and they get not justice, or those who fight in the cause of Allah and become martyred, and those who put their souls to hardship in the cause of Allah, will they be rewarded to their deeds or not? According to the Shari'ah, every action has its reaction and every deed has its reward. God will decide with justice to all and no one will be wronged at the Day of Judgment as the holy Quran reveals, “Whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it, and whoever has an atom's weight of evil will see it” (Al-Zalzal: 1). Therefore, if the tyrants think that they will be set free at that Day, they live in the foolish paradise. Because the Truth does not hide at all but appears at any rate.
  8. What is the reward for pronouncing Azan and standing in the first row? https://youtu.be/HWIG83wcGlI How to recognize the Truth and falsehood? Mohammad Rafique Etesame Truth and falsehood are the words that are used often in our routine life. For example, someone says, “this judge has decided with truth, and this man follows the truth and rejects falsehood, or every one like the truth and hates to falsehood etc.” The earth is in fact a battle field between the truth and falsehood, where the truth always wins and falsehood is defeated, but sometimes falsehood seems to overcome temporary but truth wins at last. The question is, what is the definition of truth and falsehood according to the Shriah point of view? Truth means justice, wisdom, absolutely real thing, Quran, and Truth is also a name of Allah Almighty. While the falsehood means Satan Iblis, his offspring and Nafse- ammara. Then how can truth and falsehood be recognized? So they are known by action, when someone intends to follow the truth and then, falsehood starts to resist and tries its best to stop man to do so. And particularly the issue of religion is worth considering in this regard. Because no one does accept a new religion or convert to a new one so easily, despite he is given many arguments in this respet. For example, if a Muslim invites to someone who belongs to Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and or to any other religion to accept Islam and says to him, "Brother, please accept Islam, because this is the religion of the holy Prophets (peace be upon them), and it gives guarantee of success both in this world and also in the hereafter? But this man will never reply as, "Ok brother! This is no matter, I leave my native religion now and convert to Islam. And before, I used to go to my place of worship and recite my religious books, but now I will go to the mosque and learn to recite the holy Qur'an, what difference does it make?” But this does not happen so, but immediately Satan whispers to him, “brother why did not your ancestors accept this new religion and disliked it why? So please stick to your own religion and don’t listen to them.” And for centuries it has been the case that whenever a prophet PBUH was sent to a nation and he invited the people to oneness of God, then most of the people denied him and his teachings and said that the religion of our forefathers is sufficient for us. As it is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an,” for when they are told, 'Come unto that which God has bestowed from on high, and unto the Apostle’ they answer, 'Enough for us is that which we found our forefathers believing in and doing.' Why, even though their forefathers knew nothing, and were devoid of all guidance? (Al-Ma'idah 5:104). The truth (Islam) is as clear as the broad day light, but most people deny it regarding to accept its belief and practice. Example of the denial of the belief has been mentioned, now the denial of the truth of Islam regarding to act upon its teachings is mentioned here. Allah Almighty says in the holy Qur’an, "Establish worship, pay the poor due, and bow down with those who bow (in worship)." (Al-Baqara 2:43). But the question is: how many Muslims establish worship for five times daily, and how many people pay the poor-due and fast in the month of Ramadan regularly, and to act upon other Islamic teachings? It does not mean that they are not the Muslims but sinful ones. They recognize the truth but don’t act upon it due to misleading of Satan, and this is denial of the truth practically. So, it is necessary to everyone to recognize and follow the Truth in order to be successful in this life and also in the Hereafter. The holy Qur’an makes mention, “Say (O Mohammad PBUH) O mankind! Now has the Truth from your Lord come unto you. So whosoever is guided, is guided only for (the good of) his soul, and whosoever errs, errs only against it. And I am not a warder over you.”
  9. https://youtu.be/yhFrs-zXE8o Allah sets veil on the bad acts of the Muslims By Mohammad Rafique Etesame This is a burning question that what is the reality of human soul and people have great interest about it? There are many societies in Europe that research on the soul that, when it enters the body, the body moves and when it goes out of it, the body dies? So, this article states the Islamic point of view about it. Almighty Allah says in the holy Qur’an, “people ask thee (O Mohammad PBUH) about the soul. Tell them that the soul is by the command of Allah, and you have been given very little knowledge of it” (Al-Isra '17:85). In these verses it is stated that human soul is infect by the command of Allah and people have been given very little knowledge about its reality. A common thing is that when it enters a body, the body begins to move, and all of its movements can be divided into two categories i.e. to gain profit and to avoid loss. If we look at the living creatures, we find the same thing. And Prophet Adam (peace be upon him), when he was only a statue made by clay, then there was no movement in it and when the soul was breathed into it by Allah Almighty, and then the statue became a living man and became to move as the holy Qur’an reveals,” and when I have formed him fully and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down before him in prostration” (Al-Hijr The Rocky Tract 15:29), The reality of the soul is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an as, "For Allah is the creation and the command” (Surah Ya-seen). So, there are two separate things i.e. the command and the creation, and command is called by word "kun" (Be) as the holy Qur’an reveals, “Whenever We will anything to be, We but say unto it Our word 'Be' -and it is” (An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:40). In the other words the reality of the command is in fact to order to that particular thing that, "Go to the work you have been created for!" The word ‘kun’ is used for the entire living creation as they are planned and arranged in such a way that the purpose of invention and creation is established. Therefore, it has been proved that the reality of soul is the command of Allah Almighty word “kun”. Another question is that where go the souls after death of man? So, according to Islamic teachings, after death, there are only two places for the souls, First is: Elli-yeen (the mode most lofty) and the second is: Sajjin (the mode inescapable). Notable that, this is Islamic belief that souls cannot return to this world after death, because the souls of the righteous men go on to visit to heaven in the shape of green birds, so they do not need to come back to this world, and the souls of infidels and polytheists, they are imprisoned under a bad-smelled black stone whence they can never return to the world, the holy Qur’an reveals, "Behind them (the souls) is a barzakh (barrier), until the Day of Resurrection, when they will be resurrected." (Al-Qur'an). So, it is the baseless belief of Hinduism about the dead bodies when they are burnt, that they back again in this world by taking a new-birth and also the Reincarnation. So, if a man wants to gain the real profit and to avoid from the real loss, then he/she should accept the religion of Islam and worship of Allah Almighty. So that he might be among those who will be given the great favors at the Day of Resurrection as it has been mentioned “But ah! Thou soul at peace! Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure! Enter thou among My bondmen! Enter thou My Garden”! (Al-Fajr: 30)
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhFrs-zXE8o&t=2s Allah hides the bad acts of the Muslims Atheism and Islam By Mohammad Rafique Etesame Atheists are those who do not believe in any deities particularly Allah, the most high and the real God, the Creator, the Sustainer and the Cherisher of the universe. They are the free-thinkers and do not believer in any religion or the code of conduct. They do not worship and have their own point of view about the evil and good and follow their own lusts. That is why they see permissible to make sexual relations even with their mothers, sisters and to make same sex between mother and daughter and father and son. Look, what the ugly and hateful their beliefs are: the mothers who has borne them, they want to make sex with them. .So the result will be that: if one makes sexual relations with his mother and she becomes pregnant and delivers a baby, then he becomes the father of his baby and his mother will turns to be his wife now,. Similarly, if he meets his sister and she delivers a baby, now he is the husband of his sister and she becomes his wife. The atheists neither accept any arguments from the holy Qur’an and the sayings of the holy Prophet (PBUH) and nor from any other’s Scripture. Allah Almighty has awarded a light in the conscience of every man so that he/she may recognize evil and good as the holy Qur’an reveals, ” And a soul and Him Who perfected it, And inspired it (with conscience of ) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it” (Ash-Shams). The proof of it is that: if someone is asked: what kind of these acts is i.e. killing anyone, accepting bribery, dacoity, telling a lie or cheating others? Then he/she will reply at once that all these acts are wrong ones and must not be done, and if asked about establishing worship, helping the poor’s, serving the parents etc. What kind of these acts is? He/she will reply that all these are good and must be done. So, by this Divine inspiration, everyone has certain knowledge about evil and good. But if one shuts his eyes and claims that the Sun does not exist, and then who can believe in him? Similarly, the realities about mankind that have been mentioned in the holy Qur’an and hadith, are sure like the doom of the grave, and setting up the Day of Resurrection for accountability, giving the book of deeds, and entering the Paradise or the Hell-fire etc. Islam is the only religion that gives guarantee of the salvation of mankind; its beliefs are very simple, considerable and easy to act upon them. It is then necessary for everyone particularly for the atheists to make them ready for the Day of Resurrection that will be most horrific, terrifying and dreadful for the wrong-doers and only Islam will be accepted at that Day.
  11. Who will get the company of the holy Prophet PBUH in Paradise? By Mohammad Rafique Etesame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=642rgTDRkZc&t=1s Commentary on a Hadith of Bukhari and Muslim On the authority of Inas bin Mailk R.A. he said, the holy messenger of Allah, may peace and mercy of Allah be upon him he said to Anas bin Malik R.A., “O my son if you are capable of waking up in morning and ending of evening and you have not in your heart of deception to any other then do this”. He also said “my son and this is my Sunnah and who loves my Sunnah then he loves me and who loves me will be with me at the Day of Resurrection”. Inas bin Malik R.A. is a famous companion of the holy Prophet PBUH and lived in his service for ten years, one day the holy Prophet PBUH said to him, O my son if you are capable of waking up in morning and ending of evening and you have nothing in your heart of deception, it means the hatred, grudge and ill thinking and displeasure etc. So, this is the sunnah of the holy Prophet PBUH and whoever loves the sunnah of him, he loves him and will be with him in Paradise at the Day of Resurrection. Please look what a great reward is it for the faithful believers who loves the Sunnah of the holy Prophet PBUH and have the clean hearts. Because if the mirror of heart is clean from deception grudge, ill thinking, hatred or any other spiritual disease, then this heart reflects the inspiration of Divine. And on the other hand if the mirror of heart is dirty by committing sins hatred etc. Then it reflects the whispering of Satan that will lead him astray. So, it is necessary that a faithful believer should has love and affection to other faithful believers and should has no spiritual diseases in his heart. So that he may get the company of the holy Prophet PBUH in Paradise at the Day of Resurrection. These are the teachings of Islam. And if there a dispute stands between two faithful believers, then first should say to other,” brother I have noticed such and such in you, please clear it and if I am at fault then pardon me.” He should not have anything in his heart. This is the Sunnah of holy Prophet PBUH. May Allah Almighty give us taufeeq to do so Amin.
  12. What is the “Court of Conscience” and how does it work? By Mohammad Rafique Etesame A court or court of law means a person or body of persons having judicial authority to hear and resolve disputes in civil, criminal or other cases. But, hear the ‘court of conscience’ means the power of conscience exists in man that has the sense of right or wrong. The holy Qur’an makes mention,” And a soul and Him Who perfected it. And inspired it (with conscience of) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it. (Surah Shams: 7) It means that man has been given a light of righteousness to recognize evil and good that was inspired in his conscience. This Devine inspiration is usually known as “heart” or “conscience.” The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that when a Muslim commits a sin, it leaves a black point on his heart, if he stops himself and repents to Allah Almighty, and then this point is removed, and if he does not, then this point increases by and by till it covers the full heart, and this is the rust of hearts. (Bokhare,Muslim). The conscience of man is like a “court” working in his inner body. This court has a powerful system of investigation, check and balance and also has an ‘authority’ to enforce its decision. For example, if man is a guilty of the criminal law and he does not want to handover himself to the court, then this inner court holds him responsible for this crime and forces him till he handover himself to the Court of law and this is often witnessed. But, unfortunately sometimes this court stops working. It means that the conscience of a man has been dead. The result is that this man feels no light of the good and evil and also there is no pricking sensation in his conscience about what he has done. The Holy Prophet (PBUH), when asked about the sign of the sin? He (PBUH) replied,” it is the sin that causes aversion or dislike in the heart; it is that thing which wavers in the breast, and the individual hates that people should come to know of it (Al-Mishkwat). This aversion in the heart means that his/her conscience is living and It teaches him to discriminate between evil and good that when he commits a sin or a crime it becomes angry and pricks up his body, and if he does good, then it becomes satisfy and pleasant. The question is: what is the sign of a dead conscience? So, following hadith throws light on this situation, on the authority of Abu Sa'eed al-Khudree (R.A.) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah PBUH saying, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” (Annawawi) It means that if a man does not see an evil act as a sin the custom and habit of the time, then he cannot change it and then his conscience is dead.
  13. How to become a ‘soldier’ to save Eman and to fight with Devil? By Mohammad Rafique Etesame The holy messenger of Allah, may peace and mercy of Allah be upon him, he said, “shall I tell you that by which Allah Almighty removes the sins of believers and raises their ranks? They said of course, ya Rasoolullah PBUH, he replied that making ablution in the time of difficulty and taking more steps to the masjid and waiting for a salat after a salat, this is ribat (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 51). This hadith reveals about three good actions by which Allah Almighty remover the sins of a faithful believers and raises their ranks. These are three good actions, first is: to make ablution http://www.youtube.com/c/HadithofTheDayhdto in difficulty, for example the believer is sick and he cannot use water properly, and second is that it is hot or cold season and it is hard to make ablution by this water. But this believer makes ablution and goes to masjid to offer salat but he takes more steps (by taking small steps) so that it might be written in the Book of record that when this believer went to masjid he took more steps. And third is that when this believer offered timely salat then he waits for another salat. It does not mean that this believer remains sitting in the mosques waiting for salat, but he comes out of the masjid and gets busy in his routine work. But he pays heed to the mosque to hear the call of next azan to offer salat. So, this is rabat and it is used in different meanings but here means a soldier that remains alert on the boundary of his country lest the enemy should attack on the country. So, when a faithful believer makes ablution in difficulty and then goes to mosque and waits for another salat, then he is like a soldier that guards his Eman against the tacts of Shaitan and the inordinate soul (nafse ammarah). So, it is necessary to every faithful believer that he should abide by these good actions i.e. to make ablution and to offer salat and wait another salat so that Allah Almighty may forgive him his sins and raises his ranks and enter Paradise, ameen.
  14. A Particular ‘River’ for Cleansing the Sins of Faithful Believers By Mohammad Rafique Etesame Abu Huraira reported God’s Messenger as saying, “The five [daily] prayers, Friday to Friday and Ramadan to Ramadan make atonement for what has happened since the previous one when major sins have been avoided.” He also reported God’s Messenger as saying, “Tell me, if there were a river at the door of one of you in which he washed five times daily, would any of his filthiness remain?” When he received the reply that none of it would remain, he said, “That is like the five times of prayer by which God obliterates sins” (Al.Mishkat ul Masabih). This hadith reveals that if a faithful believer offers fajar prayer and then go to his daily work, and at the time of zuhar prayer he offers it, then Allah Almighty forgives his minor sins committed during the time of these two prayers. This routine applies to other prayers and also in the juma prayer and in the fasting of Ramdan. Look at the unlimited mercy of Allah Almighty that He forgives the sins of the believers by offering prayers, fasting of Ramadan and by other good actions It is notable that, the major sins i.e. ‘kabira gunah’ like ascribing partner (committing shirk) to Allah Almighty, disobedience of parents and to bear false witness etc. They are not forgiven at all unless by repenting to Allah Almighty. And a particular “river” has also been mentioned in this hadith for cleansing the filthiness of the sins. It means if someone takes bath in this river for five times daily, then he will be pure and clean from it. And this river is ‘salah’ that cleans the filthiness of sins of those who offer it. May Allah Almighty give us power to act upon this hadith, Amin.
  15. Action, re-Action and the Laws of Nature By Mohammad Rafique Etesame It is a universal truth that every action has its re-action. It means “if it is so, then it will be so” in its reaction. For example, if someone commits a crime, then he will be punished, if he follows the laws of his country, he will be rewarded, if he violates them, then he will be punished, if he serves his parents, he will be well-wished, and if he teases them, then he will be cursed. Similarly, if he touches the fire, he will be burnt, if he handles the ice, it will make him cold, and if he eats poison, then he will die and so and so as it is said, “as you sow, so shall you reap”. Infect, reaction for something is a natural law that is inevitable and cannot be changed; as it is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, “Then, can they expect aught save the treatment of the folk of old? Thou wilt not find for Allah’s way of treatment any substitute, nor wilt thou find for Allah’s way of treatment aught of power to change. (Al-Fatir:43) Natural law has two parts, first is a condition that means” If it is so” and second one is “then it will be so” in its reward. It means that if the first one is found, then the second one will also be found. As we know that every government has its constitution and a penal code for the citizens. According to it, the honorable Judges decide the cases and If someone disobeys the Laws of his country, then he will be arrested and is dealt according to the law. Similarly, this universe is infect Allah’s country and He is the absolute Master, powerful King of His regime having no partner in His sovereignty. He created man for His worship and made a constitution for him that is “Religion of Islam” as Ordains in the Holy Qur’an, “This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favor unto you, and have chosen for you as religion AL-ISLAM.(Il-Maidah:3). These verses reveal that ‘the constitution’ of the Regime of Allah is only Islam and no other religion is acceptable as the holy Qur’an reveals, “And whoso seeks as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah i.e. Al-Islam), it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.”(Family of Imran: 85). He gave the warning to man that if he obeys the orders of Allah, then he will be awarded Paradise, and if he violates them, then he will be thrown in Hell. Allah Almighty will set up a “Highly authorized Supreme Court” at the Day of Judgement and He, His highness will be the Chief Justice of His Royal Court and will decide the cases according to Islam. These decisions at the Day of Judgment will be infect, the reaction of man's actions that he made in this world. Some people deny the Day of Resurrection and say that when the man will be dead and becomes dust or ashes, (as the Hindus set their dead bodies on fire, then whether it is possible to become alive again? So, Almighty Allah Says in the Holy Qur'an, “And they say: when we are bones and fragments, shall we, forsooth, be raised up as a new creation? Say: Be ye stones or iron Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts! then they will say: Who shall bring us back (to life)? Say: He Who created at the first. Then will say shake their heads at thee, and say: When will it be? Say: it will perhaps be soon. A Day when He will call you and ye will answer with His praise, and ye will think that ye have tarried but a little while. (The Children of Israel: 52) It means that all the people will be brought back to lives again, and then they will be presented before Allah, where they will find reward or punishment for their actions. The Holy Qur’an reveals,” Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter Paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion. (The Family of Imran: 185) It is mentioned before that if someone violates the laws of Nature: is arrested and be punished. Similarly, those people who are the infidels or mushrik, will be arrested and be punished at the Day of Resurrection because they have violated the constitution of the Master of the universe in their worldly life. Also reveals,” The guilty will be known by their marks, and will be taken by the forelocks and the feat. Which is it, of the favors of your Lord, that ye deny? This is Hell which they go circling round between it and fierce, boiling water” (The Beneficient: 45). So, it is necessary for everyone to obey all the commandments of Allah Almighty and do good actions so that he may get the immense reward for their re-actions from Allah and pass a successful life forever. The holy Qur’an reveals, “ (And ) those who believe and do good works are the best of created beings. Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flow, wherein they dwell forever. Allah hath pleasure in them and they have pleasure in Him. (This is (in store) for him who fears his Lord.(Al-Bayyenah: 8 )
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