Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why God Is Perfect?

Several days back I had a discussion with a Christian lady, in our discussion I asked: “Don’t we all agree that God is Perfect?” However she answered: “I am not Sure, I don’t know” I was surprised by the answer, the lady had doubts about God’s perfection, and she raised a question Why God should be Perfect? I promised the lady that I will answer in a blog post so that anyone else having the same doubt may find an answer in this post. I know I am late in answering the question, but better late than a broken promise.

Why God should be Perfect? Well the simple answer is: “Because he is God”, if you ask anyone who believe in the existence of God, the young or the old, man or woman they all agree by nature that God is more merciful than themselves, more wiser, stronger, almighty, holy and of course Perfect. However those who have doubts about this simple concept (God being Perfect) it’s because their nature where shadowed by external influences, books, media, people…etc so this simple answer wouldn’t satisfy them.

To answer the question why God should be perfect. The first thing I would do is to ask you, which God you mean? If you mean Allah, well because you don’t have choice, you either don’t believe in an existence of God like the Atheists or you doubt everything in this creation which is similar to atheism as well. You might be wondering why is that? Well think about it, if God wasn’t perfect that means you can’t trust his words, his promises and you would doubt everything. Your existence might be a mistake, the heavens and earth might be a mistake, your studies, the human beings, the stars, the sea…etc might be mistakes, your prayers might be wasted, someone with so many mistakes possibilities in what he do, why would a human being worship a God like that?

Human being in their nature, when they need help they need help from someone superior to them. I will give you a real life example, imagine you have a battle coming, would you select weak soldiers or you will select your best and strongest soldiers to win this battle? Another example, I had a fight with a man and this man said we would continue our fight tomorrow and I will bring my friends to break your skull. I might be afraid I will need help, I will not ask a weak person to aid me in this fight but I will ask someone strong who can protect me from the group and defeat them. Similarly human beings have different needs and issues, they would worship someone who is perfect, have the supreme control over this universe, wise, merciful…etc they don’t want someone who is not perfect or a God who does mistakes!

If God was not perfect he is not the true God that deserves to be worshiped by every creature in our universe. If God is not perfect, it means he may be a liar or may lack power, wisdom mercy, holiness…etc When you are saying God is not Perfect you are limiting God and comparing him to other creatures, maybe because you thought you are not Perfect similarly God shouldn’t be perfect. If this is how you think about your God I have to tell you, search for God because you didn’t find him yet. If God is not perfect he would look for a Perfect God and if you think about it, this is as stupid as what the Atheists believe (That God doesn’t exists) and it defies every valid logic in our world. This very universe needs a Perfect God otherwise it wouldn’t be as it’s now.

This doubt arises because there are people who says: “Everything we see around us is imperfect how you claim a Perfect God created that, that’s not possible, it’s either he is not Perfect or he doesn’t exists, he can’t be perfect.” Well of course if you asked the same question to those who worship a false Gods they wouldn’t be able to answer you because they don’t even know the beautiful names of the true God.

There is a great misunderstanding when you think that by creating imperfect beings, God is becoming imperfect too. I will give you example, I am a human, I can still make a pencil, however this pencil is not as great as I am however my invention is great because I can use the pencil for many purposes. Similarly God created his creation but of course his creation is not equal to him. If you want everything in this creation be Perfect that means you want everything to be equal to God which is by common sense wrong and invalid by logic, we see countless of imperfect beings around us. However those who worship false Gods can find many imperfections equals to what they worship.

That’s why I am Muslim, that’s why I only worship one God and his name is Allah. Muslims believes in the beautiful names of Allah, as I always say, before answering any question about God learn about his beautiful names, when you learn all your doubts will be cleared. For example maybe because you got sick God is not perfect to you, but to me who believe in his beautiful names like The Wise and Merciful. I know that God did this for a wise reason, I am closer to God, I am appreciating the blessing of health, I felt sorry for the other sick people so I try to help them…etc just because you don’t know why God did this, doesn’t mean he is not Perfect.

For example, let’s assume you have a son who was playing with a knife, you took the knife from his hands, he started crying but do you think you did a wrong thing or you did the right thing? Of course every sane being would say you did the right thing. However, the son due to not knowing the danger of the knife might think you are a bad mother, you made me cry, you took away from me what I was playing with…etc this is how a kid might think. Similarly God do all the right things, but we don’t understand them yet or we can't see the full picture, because we were given a limited knowledge and wisdom, our knowledge can’t comprehend the knowledge of God.

Even the creation of Satan, many people ask if God was perfect why he created Satan, well I can give you if God wills more than 100 wise reasons of the existence of Satan, some of the scholars may be able to give you 1000 reason, but this is not this post wouldn’t be enough. The more wise a person is the more he understands the wisdom behind what’s happening around. If there was 7 billion like AbdulAziz, and all of them thought till the end of time to comprehend the knowledge of God, they would fail. In fact the moment I see someone doubting Allah I immediately thank him, for he showed me the difference between those who have faith in his names and those who don’t, those who trust Allah and those who don’t.

I understand why a Hindu, a Jew, a Christian…etc may think God is not perfect, it’s simply because they didn’t find the Perfect God. In their scriptures, the God(s) they worship are presented while doing imperfect act. For example crying, or getting defeated by human, or regretted for created humans, begotten a son and sacrificed him for other people sins…etc “the New Testament contains little systematic theology: little or no philosophical or rigorous definition of God is given, nor of how God acts in the world" of course when they have such beliefs about God I don’t blame them for thinking God is not Perfect, but I blame them for one thing, I blame them for not searching for the Perfect God when they have already realized their God is not perfect.

Oh Christian, if you are not sure about your God being perfect, then why you are Christian in the first place? Did you follow Christianity blindly!? Or it’s because of the influence of those people around you? Why you believe Jesus is his son? Why you believe there is a judgment day? Why do you believe there is heaven and hell? If you don’t believe God is perfect it means you can’t trust his words, why you trusted all those I mentioned?

Oh Christian, I can’t prove an imperfect God you are worshiping to be Perfect, I can only prove a Perfect God to be Perfect. Can you transform a pen to a cow? Can you turn a cow to human being? You can’t! Similarly I can’t prove the perfectionist of your imperfect God, however I can very easily prove to you that Allah is Perfect. I am offering a short cut, it’s not worthy you search for the Perfect God till the end of your life when there are people who already discovered him. Follow those who discovered the Perfect God and start asking forgiveness for worshiping imperfect God(s).

God in Islam never ever in Quran mentioned something that downgrades him, he never regretted for his actions, he was never defeated, he never cried, he never transformed to human being, he never was ignorant of what will happen in the future, he was not like his creations, God in Islam is the perfect God that I am talking about. If you are satisfied with your imperfect God please don’t compare him with Allah, when you are saying God is not perfect please specify and say My God is not Perfect because the “Real God” Allah was Perfect, is Perfect and will always remain Perfect.

Oh Christian, you have a choice to make but remember every choice you make has an end result, to deny the existence of God, to believe that hundreds of Gods exists, or to accept the existence of One God but believe he is imperfect, or accept the existence of one Supreme God and believe he is Perfect. The first are the Atheists, the second is Polytheism, the third are the people of the Book like the Christians and Jews because in those two religions according to their scriptures God were imaged as non-perfect God, and the last group are the Muslims. Seriously, in the day of judgment who do you think God will be pleased most? Those who denied his existence? Or those who worshiped others besides him? Or those who claimed he is not Perfect? Or those who worshiped him alone and believed he is Perfect? As you have learned, for every complex problem there is an answer that is clear and simple, I will let you answer this…

Monday, February 25, 2013

هل أنت من أعقل الناس؟

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته... وصلتني رسالة نافعة وفيها فوائد, فأحببت أن أشارككم بها و أضفت كلمات و خواطر لعلنا نخشع ونستفيد... هل أنت من أعقل الناس!؟ اقرأ و حدد إن كنت كذلك أم لا...

إذا قال لك طفل صغير معي مبلغ كبير،  فأنت تتوقع أن معه 10  دراهم  – على قدر حجمه وقدرته فإذا قال لك مدير بنك عندي لك مبلغ كبير،  فأنت تتوقع مثلا  "مليون" درهم – على قدر حجمه وقدرته. فإذا قال ملك أو رئيس عندي لك مبلغ كبير، فأنت تتوقع مثلاً ”مليار“ درهم – على قدر حجمه وقدرته... هؤلاء قدرتهم و كنوزهم و أموالهم محدودة, فما بالك إذا قال لك من بيده ملكوت كل شيء و خزائن السماوات والأرض الله عز وجل عن الجنة! "أعددت لعبادي الصالحين ما لا عين رأت  ولا أذن سمع   ولا خطر على قلب بشر" فلا يمكنك أن تتوقع ما عند الله, فإن ملك الله غير محدود و عطاؤه غير محدود فإنه قادر على أن يعطي أدنى رجل في الجنة مثل الدنيا و عشرة أمثالها فما بالكم بأصحاب الغرفات و الفردوس الأعلى!!؟

سفينة "تايتنك"  بناها أفضل خبراء السُفُن وسفينة "نــوح" عليه السلام بُنيت من دون أيّ خِبرة و لكن الهام من رب العالمين, الأولى غرِقت والثانية حملت البشــرية فهذا يدل على أن التوفيق من الله سبحانه وتعالى. ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏نحن لسنا السكان الأصليين لكوكب "الأرض" بل نحن ننتمي إلى "الجنّة" حيث كان أبـونا آدم عليه السلام كان يسكن في بداية أمره. لكننا نزلنا هنا مؤقتاً لكي نؤدّي اختبارا قصيرا ثم نرجع بسرعة... فحاول أن تعمل ما بوسعك للحاق بقافلة الصالحين التي ستعود إلى ”وطننا الجميل“  الواسع ولا تضيع وقتك في هذا الكوكب الصغير...

الفراق ليس السفر!  ولا فراق الحبيب!!  حتىّ الموت ليس فراقا!!! سنجتمَع في الآخرة إنما الفِراق هو أن يكون أحدنا في الجنة والآخر في النار... أعقل الناس من ترك الدنيا قبل أن تتركه، وأنار قبره قبل أن يسكنه، وأرضى ربّه قبل أن يلقاه، وصلّى الجماعة قبل أن يُصلى عليه. أحبتي في الله, اعلموا أن " من قال: رضيت بالله رباً، وبالإسلام ديناً، وبمحمد -صلى الله عليه وسلم- نبياًّ، وجبت له الجنة" قلها مؤمنا بها من قلبك, و تذكر أن "من لقي الله لا يشرك به شيئاً دخل الجنة" و لا تنسى سيد الاستغفار: "اللهم أنت ربي لا إله إلا أنت خلقتني وأنا عبدك وأنا على عهدك ووعدك ما استطعت، أبوء لك بنعمتك وأبوء لك بذنبي فاغفر لي فإنه لا يغفر الذنوب إلا أنت، أعوذ بك من شر ما صنعت". إذا قال حين يمسي فمات دخل الجنة أو كان من أهل الجنة، وإذا قال حين يصبح فمات من يومه، دخل الجنة"

قال أحدهم: " لا أدع أحدًا يسبقني على تحفيظ الصغار سورة الفاتحة لأنه سيصلي بها طوال حياته" فما أرقى هذا النوع من التفكير, لنعلم أولادنا فنحن أولى بأجرهم. و تذكر, زرعان يحبهما الله, زرع الشجر وزرع الأثر.  فإن زرعت الشجر ربحت ظل و ثمر وإن زرعت طيب الأثر حصدت محبة الله ثم البشر... فأعقل الناس يا أعزائي من عمل لدنياه كأنه يعيش أبدا و عمل لآخرته كأنه يموت غدا... اللهم نسألك الجنة, اللهم نسألك الجنة, اللهم نسألك الجنة, قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: "من سأل الله الجنة ثلاث مرات قالت الجنة: اللهم أدخله الجنة" طبتم بطيب الذكر والأثر،  ورزقكم الله أعظم الأجر، وجمعني بكم في مقعد صدق عند مليك مقتدر...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Do you Like The Jews?

I was browsing my ask.fm page and I was surprised by the question: “Do you Like Jews?” before answering the question, the first thing I want to ask the one who asked me: “Do you know that I am a Muslim!?” well before answering the question I have to remind you about some of Jews crimes according to their own scriptures and historical information. They believed in the existence of God yet they challenged and insulted God several times. Prophet Moses was their messenger and gave them orders from God yet they made fun of both God & Prophet Moses while the messenger were sent to be obeyed. The Jews not only killed prophets but they are proud of their act.

Just how many times did the Jews broke their promises, a human should give up on counting the number of times they broke their promises. They insult and still insulting both Prophet Jesus and Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon them). They Poisoned Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) and tried to kill him several times. They are known for their betrayals and I am sure, to many of you betrayal is worse than death. Prophet Mohammed was the true last messenger to humanity yet refused to follow him. God saved them from Pharaoh yet they worshiped something they created instead of thanking their God till death. God opened several hundred of doors for them yet the slammed the door and rejected Allah’s blessings so they deserved what they deserve.

What do you think, do you seriously believe a sane human can like them? NO! I am sure some of you would say but this history, why you don’t like the current Jews. Well, if the current Jews are doing the same as their ancestors, for sure no sane man would like them as well. However, if the current Jews loves God, believe in Prophet Mohammed and the other messengers Allah’s sent, they are sincere but named Jews I don’t think I would hate them but sadly such people are rare to find. I personally don’t like the Jews, and the reason for that because God said in the Quran:
))يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لا تَتَّخِذُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى أَوْلِيَاءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِنْكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ((
سورة المائدة – الآية 51
“O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).”
Chapter 5 – Verse 51

I know some would rush to me and say: “C’mon! we are all humans, we should love each other, hate is too great a burden for one to bear.” Well when it comes to finding the truth try to throw emotions away. I am not going to be like a Dalai Lama nor I am going to be a Mother Teresa, but I will always be a follower of Prophet Mohammed (Peace and prayers be upon them) who walked down the path of Allah. Don’t think your rush or defense is a rush out of love, truly it’s as what God described in the Quran: “And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy), they hurry to their friendship” don’t be surprised I will give you example to explain what I’ve said.

If I insulted the one you love, say your Dad or Mom, Son or Daughter, Husband or Wife...etc even though they don't deserve to be insulted, would you like me? of course not! Because that would be contradicting for one does have one heart, one wouldn’t love for the one he loves to suffer for no reason and love the one who caused the suffering. To us Muslims, God comes first, before anything, Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Prayers be upon him)'s love comes before our love for our parents, partners, sons and daughters, how do you expect someone who have a great love for God and Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Prayers be upon him) liking the ones insulting them.

If the above example wasn’t enough, let me ask you this, who is more merciful? Is it you human being or it’s God? Tell me oh human, who is wiser? Is it you or it’s God. Answer me oh Human, who created human beings, is it you or it’s God, who knows what’s best, is it you Human or it’s God? I am sure every single human who believe in the existence of God would answer all the questions I asked: “God”. God declared on several occasions that the Jews are Koffars and promised them Hell if they died Koffars. God warned us Muslims to consider them friends, because Allah knows best what’s best for Muslims. God sent to human beings messengers like Prophet Moses, Prophet Jesus, Prophet Mohammed…etc  to be obeyed. He sent the last Prophet to be obeyed, and he declared in the Quran: “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” If the current Jews knew about Prophet Mohammed and Islam yet they are not following his teachings, it’s like being rebellious against God and the one who is rebellious against God  would never be a being I would like, Not in this life, not hereafter… Finally I will close this post with verse of the Quran:

))لا تَجِدُ قَوْمًا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ يُوَادُّونَ مَنْ حَادَّ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَوْ كَانُوا آبَاءَهُمْ أَوْ أَبْنَاءَهُمْ أَوْ إِخْوَانَهُمْ أَوْ عَشِيرَتَهُمْ أُوْلَئِكَ كَتَبَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمُ الإِيمَانَ وَأَيَّدَهُمْ بِرُوحٍ مِنْهُ وَيُدْخِلُهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ أُوْلَئِكَ حِزْبُ اللَّهِ أَلا إِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ((
سورة المجادلة الآية 22

“Thou wilt not find any people who believe in God and the Last Day, loving those who resist God and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself. And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein (for ever). God will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of God. Truly it is the Party of God that will achieve Felicity.”
Holy Quran (Chapter 58 Verse 22)

أبيات في الصبر

"الصبر عادة الأنبياء والمتقين، وحلية أولياء الله المخلصين، وهومن أهم ما نحتاج إليه نحن في هذا العصر الذي كثرت فيه المصائب وتعددت، وقلّ معها صبر الناس على ما أصابهم به الله تعالى من المصائب، والصبر ضياء، بالصبر يظهر الفرق بين ذوي العزائم والهمم وبين ذوي الجبن والضعف والخور،والصبر ليس حالة جبن أويأس أوذل بل الصبر حبس النفس عن الوقوع في سخط الله تعالى وتحمل الأمور بحزم وتدبر, والصابرون يوفون أجورهم بغير حساب: ((أُوْلَـئِكَ يُجْزَوْنَ ٱلْغُرْفَةَ بِمَا صَبَرُواْ وَيُلَقَّوْنَ فِيهَا تَحِيَّةً وَسَلَـٰماً)) [الفرقان:75]، وقال تعالى عن أهل الجنة: ((سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَيْكُم بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَىٰ ٱلدَّار)) [الرعد:24]، هذا هو الصبر، المحك الرئيسي، لصدق العبد في صبره، واحتسابه مصيبته عند الله." اخترت لكم أبيات جميلة عن الصبر لعلنا نستفيد

اصبر على كيد الحسود          فإن صبرك قاتله
كالنار تأكل ذاتها                إن لم تجد ما تأكله

غض عينا على القذى          وتصبر على الأذى
وإنما الدهر ساعة               يقطع الدهر كل ذا

الصبر مفتاح ما يرجى          وكل خير به يكون
فاصبر و إن طالت الليالي              فربما طاوع الحزون
ور بما نيل باصطبار            ما قيل هيهات ما يكون

إني وجدت وفي الأيام تجربة            للصبر عاقبة محمودة الأثر
وقل من جد في أمر يطالبه             واستصحب الصبر إلا فاز بالظفر

اصبر قليلا فبعد العسر تيسير          وكل أمر له وقت وتدبير
وللمهيمن في حالاتنا نظر        وفوق تدبيرنا لله تدبير

صبرا جميلا ما أقرب الفرجا             من راقب الله في الأمور نجا
من صدق الله لم ينله أذى             ومن رجاه يكون حيث رجا

هون الأمر تعش في راحة              كل ما هونت إلا سيهون
ليس أمر المرء سهلا كله                إنما الأمر سهول و حزون
تطلب الراحة في دار العنا              خاب من يطلب شيئا لا يكون

سأصبر حتى يعجز الصبر عن صبري           وأصبر حتى يأذن الله في أمري
وأصبر حتى يعلم الصبر أنني            صبرت على شيء أمر من الصبر

لا تجزعن إذا نابتك نائبة                واصبر ففي الصبر عند الضيق متسع
إن الكريم إذا نابته نائبة                لم يبد منه على علاته الهلع

لئن ساءني دهر فقد سرني دهر                وإن مسني عسر فقد مسني يسر
لكل من الأيام عندي عادة             فإن ساءني صبر و إن سرني شكر