Monday, April 16, 2018

Do you still deny need of hell?

Do you still deny need of hell?

India, 2018 first half ..... shameful events .... anger.. protest .. candle march .. emotions high.. demand for strict punishment for perverts ...poor girls have been violated..

In the wake of Asifa's heart-wrenching rape and murder, everyone is angry & aghast. Everyone is demanding strictest punishment for the culprits except a few depraved people.

It is unimaginable how dangerous human beings can become to their own kind. An innocent little girl was meted out with torture and atrocities beyond wildest thoughts. Will the perpetrators of this heinous crime get punished? Will they ever be subjected to a punishment as severe as the torment they inflicted upon their helpless victim? 

Let's face it, corruption and bias routinely fail the justice system set up by human beings. There is a high chance that the culprits will not get any punishment as happens in majority of the such cases in our country. Besides, even if they do, it can never be equal to the suffering they caused to their victim.

In this highly charged emotional environment people want strictest punishment for culprits. As time will pass, protest, emotion and anger will subside, but fact / truth will remain as it is. 

Truth does not require our emotions.
If we take a pause and reflect, two things become evident:

1.Poor soul was not violated because of any sin committed by her in a "previous" life. The popular belief of 'awagaman' says that you suffer in this world because of sins done in "previous life". Has anyone guts to say it loud that the girl was treated inhumanly because of her own sins in previous birth? No, as there is only one worldly life.

2. Culprits deserve strictest punishment. What if the man made justice system fails to deliver justice? Will there be no retribution handed to them ever? Heart and mind say that it will be gross injustice on the part of humanity. If these criminals are not held accountable for their deeds then the concept of God's justice becomes meaningless.

Good news is that everyone will be held accountable for his / her deeds in the life hereafter. No matter how powerful you are, no matter how much you evade punishment here - you are going to be held accountable for your deeds in the life hereafter. Those who violated poor souls, they will be given utmost punishment in the hell. 

There is definitely a need of hell in the hereafter, otherwise this world will become hell.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Concealing of emaan - allowed or not?

Concealing of Eimaan and Islam: allowed or not?

By: Khurshid Imam
Islam is for everyone from Bali to Boston and Japan to Jordan. Islam is for every era. Islam is for every situation – when you are in tranquility as well as when you are being oppressed. There can be situations when it becomes very difficult to practice Deen or may be even to declare Deen. What about the scenario when someone accepts the religion of God but situation around is very hostile?

Quran guides us for such situations also. Guidance of Quran is clear i.e. eimaan is a matter between a person and God. Allah knows our situation, Allah knows what is going on with us, Allah knows what is beyond our capacity.

Whether you conceal what is in your hearts or reveal it, Allah knows it. And He knows that which is in the heavens and that which is on the earth. Quran 3:29

One can conceal eimaan if situation is not favorable. It’s no way a symbol of weak eimaan, rather God has praised such people. Below are two references from Quran:

A. Meccans who couldn’t migrate to Medina and concealed their Eimaan.

There were some people in Mecca who had accepted Deen but couldn’t migrate like other Muslims. They continued to live in Mecca concealing their eimaan. The historical event of Sulah-e-Hudaybiyyah took place between Muslims of Medina and Mushrik of Mecca. 

The main reason for this treaty was to save the lives of those Muslims of Mecca who had concealed their eimaan. Yes, so much was the status of these people in the sight of Allah that prophet was guided by God to go for a treaty with Meccans even though Muslims were in good strength.

“.. Had there not been believing men and believing women whom you did not know that you were trampling down and on whose account a crime would have accrued to you without (your) knowledge. Quran 48:24

a. There were some believers who had concealed their eimaan and Prophet did not know them.

b. Had a fight broken out between the two parties then these people could have got killed. In order to save their lives, the Prophet was commanded to go for a treaty. 

Such is the high regard in the sight of Allah of those who stand by their eimaan in difficult situations.

B. A believer in the court of Firaun.

There was a person in the court of Firaun who was a believer but he had concealed his eimaan. Quran has praised him so much so that a whole chapter (Number 40) is named after him: Surah Momin [also refereed as Surah Ghafir]. 

He defended Moses against Pharoah and gave dawah of the Deen to pharaoh indirectly without revealing his identity. Quran has praised him and talks about that person in Surah 40, Ayah 28 onward. See, the wise way he used for giving dawah to Firaun:

Musa (Moses) said: "Verily I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every arrogant who believes not in the Day of Reckoning!" 40:27

And a believing man of Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, who hid his faith said: "Would you kill a man because he says: My Lord is Allah, and he has come to you with clear signs (proofs) from your Lord? And if he is a liar, upon him will be (the sin of) his lie; but if he is telling the truth, then some of that (calamity) wherewith he threatens you will befall on you." Verily, Allah guides not one who is a Musrif (oppressor, transgressor), a liar! 40:28

"(the believing man who had concealed his emaan said) O my people! Yours is the kingdom today, you being dominant in the land. But who will save us from the Torment of Allah, should it befall us?" Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "I show you only that which I see (correct), and I guide you only to the path of right policy!" 40:29

Then said the man who believed: "O my people! Truly I do fear for you something like the Day (of disaster) of the Confederates (in sin)!- 40:30

"O my people! This life of the present is nothing but (temporary) convenience: It is the Hereafter that is the Home that will last. 40:39

a. The person who had concealed his eimaan was very wise and did two things : defended Moses against Firaun and gave dawah to Firaun and his people.

b. That concealed eimaan person spoke about different aspects for inviting Firaun to Deen. He gave several arguments so that people could think about the true Deen.

These two incidents are sufficient to prove that Islam permits concealing of Deen / emaan. It’s always between a believer and God.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Has Allah pre-determined Who will enter paradise-hell? Quran 7:179 analysis

Has Allah fixed who will enter paradise and hell?

Al-A'raf 7:179

وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلْإِنسِۖ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لَّا يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لَّا يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ ءَاذَانٌ لَّا يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَآۚ أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ كَٱلْأَنْعَٰمِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّۚ أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْغَٰفِلُونَ

And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones.
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Questioner: Allah says he has already created some jinn and mankind for hell, den how could you say that the particular Sahih narration is contradictory with the Qur'an?

Let us read next few Ayah from Surah Al-A'raf:

180 - And Allah's are the best names, therefore call on Him thereby, and leave alone those who violate the sanctity of His names; they shall be recompensed for what they did.

181 - And of those whom We have created are a people who guide with the truth and thereby they do justice.

182 - And (as to) those who reject Our communications, We draw them near (to destruction) by degrees from whence they know not.

Where does the ayah says that Allah has already decided who will enter paradise and hell? 

The ayah quoted i.e 7:179 is saying that Jinn and mankind will enter hell fire. And immediately Allah answers the reason. What is concluded from the ayah directly contradicts with the ayah itself. 

Ayah gives the "reason" why people will enter hell. reason is:
1. They do not use their faculties for understanding / pondering.

2. Their approach is that of blind faith [Which is the case with most of muslims and non muslims]

3. Due to their own action these people will enter Hell.

Allah has said in this ayah that hell is meant for jinn and human being and one of the reasons is that they do not use their aql / common sense / faculties.

In fact, next 3 ayah also carries same view that it is the action of an individual that will take him / her to paradise-hell. It is not Allah who has "fixed" actions of human being. Kindly read next three ayah:

7:180 - "...they shall be recompensed for what they did"

7:181 - "And of those whom We have created are a people who guide with the truth and thereby they do justice"

7182 - "And (as to) those who reject Our communications, We draw them near (to destruction) by degrees from whence they know not."

Nowhere Quran says that its Allah who has already "fixed" who will enter paradise-hell. What Allah has prefixed is his "LAWS" that will lead to path of guidance or mis-guidance.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Homosexuality and Islam

Homosexuality and Islam

By: Khurshid Imam

Quran covers the issue of homosexuality in 4:16

"If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful."

This punishment will be applicable only in that estate where Islamic laws are recognized. No individual is authorized to execute the penalty. In addition, the punishment is executed only in case of accused being caught by the law. Even in that case, if it is proved beyond doubt that the accused had truly repented over his/her sin before being caught, the punishment is to be condoned.

“Allah accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil until death faces one of them and he says ‘Now have I repented indeed’; nor of those who die rejecting faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous”. Quran 4:17-18

A few people come with the logic that it is by birth or by my nature that as a man i am attracted towards man and hence its justified. Please note that now days same lame argument is coming from pedophiles for their inhuman crimes.

Homosexuality should be taken as disease that requires counselling and treatment.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Miracle in Islam - Mujiza or Ayah?

Miracle in Islam - Mujiza or Ayah?
 By: Khurshid Imam

A. Mujiza or Ayah?

The triliteral root ʿayn jīm zāy (ع ج ز) occurs 26 times in the Quran. Arabic word 'mujiza' is derived from it. It means "that by means of which [the Prophet] confounds, overwhelms, his opponents" or in simple words “miracle”.

Generally, we use the word 'miracle' or 'mujiza' to describe something that perplexes human mind and can't be explained. For many events mentioned in the Quran, we use these terms. 

However, the shocking fact is that Qur'an does not use the technical Arabic word (مُعْجِزَة Muʿjiza) for 'miracle'. When we go through statements in Quran that talk about so-called-miraculous events, we do not find the Arabic word 'mujiza' mentioned in the text.

Instead of 'mujiza', Quran uses the term 'Ayah' (literally meaning sign) to describe such events [what we call as miracles].

B. Quran as witness

Let us ponder over few examples from Quran
1. Prophet Salih and the miracle of the she-camel:
Prophet Salih referred to the she-camel as 'Ayah' of Allah. In general, people think that the she-camel was sent as 'mujiza or miracle but Quran says that she was an Ayah from Allah. Refer Quran 7:73

In English translations you can see the word "Miracle" added in bracket in front of the word 'ayah'.

2. Prophet Moses and miracles for Firaun:
Quran describes all miracles shown to firaun as ‘Ayah’ of Allah.

Then [Musa (Moses)] showed him the great AYAH (usually translated as miracles). Quran 79:20
But [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] belied and disobeyed. Quran 79:21

Quran is saying that Prophet Moses showed ‘Ayah’ to Firaun. We know that Moses showed many events to Firaun that we understand as miracle.

     Quran 20:22 – Stick as snake was an Ayah and not Mujiza.
     Quran 20:56 – Allah showed all Ayah to Firaun.
     Quran 20:72 – Magicians surrendered and believed in Ayah shown to them.
     Quran 10:92 – Preservation of Firaun’s body is an Ayah from Allah.
     Quran 7:106-109 – Firaun asked Moses to show the Ayah, Moses showed the Ayah of snake and stick and magicians were surprised to see; they attributed this event to sorcery.

Quran 7:130-132 refers to “years of drought and shortage of crops” as ‘Ayah’. Similarly, events of flood, locusts, lice, frogs, blood are referred to as Ayah of Allah sent for Firaun.

C. What difference it makes whether it is ‘Mujiza’ or ‘Ayah’?

One may question: what is the big deal in use of word ‘Ayah’ or absence of word ‘Mujiza’?
When we use word ‘miracle’ or ‘Mujiza’ for an event then we assume it to be:
     Super natural event
     Something that is beyond human perception
     Something that goes against laws of nature.

However, Quran attributes these events to be Ayah of Allah. Arabic word ‘Ayah’ is difficult to translate in any language because it comes solely from Allah. Loosely, we can translate it as ‘Sign’. Ayah of Allah are of two types:
     In the Quran: Every sentence in the Quran is an Ayah of Allah.
     Outside the Quran: Everything surrounding us reflect Ayah of Allah.

1.     Time and again Allah urges readers of Quran to deeply ponder over Ayah of Allah.
2.     Quran also says that in the ‘work’ of Allah there is Ayah for those who think.

Ayah of Allah is for human beings to ponder upon, derive guidance and benefit. When we assume that it’s not an Ayah but a super natural event then we deprive mankind of the benefits of Ayah.

We keep on discovering and knowing more details of Ayah or 'signs' of Allah. 

For example, Quran 2:164 says that those who use ‘aql’ or intellect will find many things from following Ayah of Allah:
  1. Creation of heavens and the earth
  2. Alternation of day and night
  3. Sailing of ship through oceans
  4. Rain
  5. Moving Creatures
  6. Movement of wind
Quran says that all above events are Ayah of Allah for those who use intellect / AQL.
Today, science has discovered many aspects of above Ayah of Allah, which earlier people did not know. The more people pondered over above Ayah of Allah, more knowledge they gained.
Similarly, the more we will ponder over so-called-miracles or ‘Mujiza’, better we will understand its mechanism. Mujiza is neither super natural nor it’s against the laws of nature. If we ponder over it more, we will be able to explain its mechanism better.

D. Conclusion

1.     Quran uses the Arabic word ‘Ayah’ to indicate events that we deem as miracle. Quran never uses the word ‘Mujiza’ in context with such events.
2.     With the passage of time, we keep on moving from less knowledge domain to more knowledge domain.
3.     Whatever the so-called-miracle occurred in the past, they occurred as part of God's laws. We might discover many of these laws in future. We will explore more and more regarding Ayah of Allah.
4.     Miracles of Quran are for us to ponder over and derive the guidance.

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