The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Qur’an was sent down as guidance for mankind, with Clear Signs containing guidance and discrimination. Any of you who are resident for the month should fast it. But any of you who are ill or on a journey should fast a number of other days. Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire difficulty for you. You should complete the number of days and proclaim Allah’s greatness for the guidance He has given you so that hopefully you will be thankful. (Surat al-Baqara, 185)
Being self-sacrificing is most rewarding both in this world and the Hereafter
Among the people of ignorance sacrifice is perceived as a kind of “imprudence.” According to these people a person is “smart” to the extent of his ability of watching for his interests. According to their flawed rationale, a person employs his wisdom in the best way possible if he is able to use people around him for his own interests, get advantage of their means while he provides minimum advantages to them in return.
Surely these people simply err in their thinking. For people who have no faith in the Hereafter providing benefits to another person, providing ease and comfort to him; furthermore doing all these by making concession from his own interests may be perceived as “imprudence.” But a faithful person who believes in the Hereafter and does all these to earn Allah’s good pleasure is the smartest person of the world.
Allah grants an average lifetime of 60-70 years to people. People who use this time in the best way possible are the “smartest” people in the true sense of the word. However “using this time in the best way possible” does not mean reaping the most benefits. On the contrary, it means making the most self-sacrifice. What is important here is to do all these only to rn Allah’s good pleasure.
Indeed also in the societies of ignorance there are some people who simply disregard their own comfort and interests and make an all-out effort to make others happy, to provide them better conditions and make them more comfortable. However the goal of these people is not to earn Allah’s good pleasure. They simply consider each one of these people as an investment. Sooner or later these people expect something in return from these people and it is this “expectation” that gives them the energy to make self-sacrifice. When they buy a gift to a friend they expect at least a similar one from that person. If they offer a meal to their neighbor, they soon expect him to do the same to him. Even if they cannot get what they expect, making friends with them is also an important interest for these people. They believe that there will surely be a day when all these investments will yield their benefits. Furthermore they even consider the good they do to their own children as an investment to the years when they will grow old. They assume that the effort and opportunities they provide for a better education or career will add more comfort to their life in their old years. This is the sole belief that motivates them. Believers, on the other hand, derive their power for making self-sacrifice from their love of Allah, the profound awe and respect they feel towards our Creator. The will to be more loved by Allah makes believers to be enthusiastic about being self-sacrificing during 24 hours. Even at difficult moments when they feel physically exhausted or weak, they try to find an opportunity to be more self-sacrificing. Even if there may be other people who can make that sacrifice, they “race to the good.” In the absence of any valid reason, they consider leaving such an opportunity to another person as a loss.
Self-sacrifice of a believer is an obvious sign that he loves Allah more than his own lower-self, body, possessions, life and everything he has in material and spiritual terms. Without a moment of thinking, such a person has the might to sacrifice anything he has to earn Allah’s love. He has submitted his soul, possessions, life and everything he has to Allah. In the Qur’an Allah gives the good news to believers who display such moral perfection and reminds that only by this means can “great salvation and bliss” be attained:
Say: ‘My salat (regular prayer) and my rites, my living and my dying, are for Allah alone, the Lord of all the worlds. (Surat al-Anam, 162)
Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their wealth in return for the Garden... It is a promise binding on Him in the Torah, the Gospel and the Qur’an and Who is truer to his contract than Allah? Rejoice then in the bargain you have made. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba, 111)
Those who are filled with the fear of their Lord, those who have faith in the Signs of their Lord, those who do not associate anything with their Lord, those who give what they have given, their hearts fearful of their return to their Lord, such people are truly racing towards good things, and they are the first to reach them. (Surat al-Muminun, 57-61)
The hidden symmetry in the arrangement of the leaves
"....surely Allah takes account of all things." (Surat an-Nisa’,86)
When we look at the plants and the trees around us, we see that the branches are covered by many leaves. At the first sight, you may think that the branches and the leaves on the structure of the plant were arranged randomly and disorderly. In fact, the exit places of the branches and the leaves on all the plants, which angle they will twist, or bend and the arrangement of the leaves around their branches, are all designated by a fixed mathematical rule.
When we examine this mathematical order in the plants closely, we encounter an impressive geometrical plan that amazes humans.
Plants obey the same mathematical rules down to the letter from the first day they were created. No leaf or flower stems by chance. How many branches will be on a tree, where will these branches stem from, how many leaves will be on a branch, and with what arrangement these leaves will be placed in are all predetermined. Besides, every plant has their unique rules for branching and leaf arrangement.
Scientist can define and classify the plants only by looking to these arrangements.
The extraordinary thing here is, for example, a poplar tree in China and a poplar tree in England are both seemingly aware of the same measures, the same rules and the same ratios. The one who created every plant with unique mathematical calculations in a most aesthetic manner, and the one who owns these aesthetic systems consisted from perfect calculations, is Allah, the Master of infinite wisdom. This is stated in a verse of the Qur’an like this:
He to whom the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs. He does not have a son and He has no partner in the Kingdom. He created everything and determined it most exactly. (Surat al-Furqan, 2)
Hazrat Mahdi's (as) community will be heroic people upon whom Allah will always bestow victory
His [Hazrat Mahdi’s (as)] friendsare heroic, select, pure and devout people, who strive hard in obedience.They are always victorious in whatever work they turn to... (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 279 and Vol. 53, p. 12; Sheikh al-Saduq, Kamal al-Din, Vol. 2, p. 367)
The invalidity of claims regarding ''deep impact''
Having suffered a huge rout on the subject of the beginning of life, Darwinists sought refuge behind the idea of “outer space” when they realized they could not account for it in terms of this Earth. Deep impact is the false scientific name given to the myth that “life came from space” espoused by Richard Dawkins.
Age: 295 million years old
Size: Matrix: 110 millimeters by 163 millimeters (4.3 in by 6.4 in)
Location: Brown County, Texas
Formation: Winchell Formation
Pennsylvanian sea urchins are echinoderms that can be found today in all seas of the world. Sea urchin fossils dating back 300 million years reveal that these invertebrates with their complex structures have existed for millions of years. During all that time, no change have occurred in their structure, and they have undergone no intermediate stages.
Darwinists are desperate when confronted by these fossils, for they prove that the evolution process has never existed.
The 100 trillion or so cells that make up the human body perform countless activities, without ever stopping, growing tired or needing a rest. In the same way that every living thing needs energy—and therefore, food—to survive, so the cell also needs various nutrients in order to perform its countless functions. In the same way that raw materials to be used in production are carried inside a factory and stored until needed, and waste products are later sent out of the factory later, so a very complex production, storage and waste-disposal system operates within the cell.
In the same way that the qualities of the raw materials brought to the factory are specified by contract, so the cell observes special conditions for the substances it takes into itself. Substances do not enter the cell at random. As if they were already familiarized beforehand, these molecules are subjected to “identity checks” at the cell membrane. There are entryways held open solely for substances regarded as admissible. Other substances, whose entry is regarded as possibly undesirable, are eliminated with a care reminiscent of fingerprint checks. The way the nature of these materials is checked and confirmed before entering the cell is of vital importance. These strict security precautions avoid the risk of entrance of any virus, bacterium or poisonous substance into the cell. This huge responsibility is assumed by the thinnest of membranes.
Each one of the trillions of cells that make up your body acts with this awareness. Each cell membrane implements this sensitive selection mechanism in that part of the division of labor that falls to it. No human being can even be aware that such extraordinary functions are taking place, let alone be able to perform any such selection consciously. The appearance of an intelligence beyond human in the cell membrane shows that the source of that intelligence is not the cell itself but rather the inspiration of Allah, Who created it. By the command of Allah each and every cell carries out its duties for us flawlessly.
An end to the corruption that is inflicting great suffering on Muslims and the shedding of blood in various parts of the world can only come with the foundation of Turkish-Islamic Union. Turkish-Islamic Union is the only solution that can save Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, East Turkestan, the Crimea, Kirkuk, Moro, Pathani and the Muslims of Arakan. Turkish-Islamic Union will be the guarantor, not just of Muslims, but of Jews, Christians, Buddhist, atheists and people of all beliefs.