FREE WILL AND CHOICE


DIFFERENCES IN THE UMMAT AND SIRAAT-E- MUSTAQEEM, Fiqh

A clear result of establishing divine qualities for Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) would be to liken him and grant him a share in divinity. Due to this some people aver that Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) has control over the doings of the universe and that Allaah Ta`ala had given Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) complete choice and will in the running of the universe.

January 6, 2011

ALL-SEEING (Haazir-o-Naazir)


DIFFERENCES IN THE UMMAT AND SIRAAT-E- MUSTAQEEM, Fiqh

Prior to discussing this point, one needs to reflect upon the term „haazir-o-naazir‟. These are both Arabic words which translate as “one who is present and looking”. And if one combines these two word, they would imply “That being whose presence is not restricted to one specific place, in fact, his presence at one and the same time encompasses the entire universe and is aware and looks at every particle from the first to the last.”

January 4, 2011

How to Conquer the Universe


Beliefs & Practices, Chapter 09, Islam & Modernism

However, it must be remembered that the concept of conquering the universe as presented by Islam is quite different from the materialistic concept of the West. The West has also undertaken the task of conquering it, and indeed in the last few years they have attained extraordinary successes in this field. But the first and fundamental difference of Islam with the West is that their restricted material visualization of things has deprived them of seeing the vast world beyond matter. Hence whatever new inventions are made by them are regarded as the fruits of their own power, intellect and labor. They do not perceive the active hand of the Creator or Master behind these discoveries. But the vision of Islam sees things beyond the investigations, experiments and discoveries and it observes the supreme power of creation of Allah behind them. Allah has subjugated the entire universe for
mankind on one hand, and on the other hand He has bestowed man with the intellect, wisdom, power and energy through which he has been able to dominate the forces of this universe. Hence the teaching of Islam is that after the success gained in the process of subjugation of universe he should kneel down before his Creator and Master in humble submission rather than be proud and arrogant. It is Allah who awarded him with the honor of ruling over the entire universe. According to the Quranic teaching the call of a true Muslim on such occasions is:

August 17, 2008

Universe has been created for Man’s service


Beliefs & Practices, Chapter 09, Islam & Modernism

The Holy Quran has expounded the fact in many places that the entire universe has been created for mankind and every particle has been placed for the service of human beings. It stated:

“He is (Allah) Who created for you all that is in the earth.” (2:29)

“And He (Allah) has subjugated to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, altogether from Him. Surely in that are signs for a people who reflect.” (45:13)

August 17, 2008