Ramadan 2011 - The 11th Day

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You who have iman! remember Allah much, and glorify Him in the morning and the evening. (Surat al-Ahzab, 41-42)

 

 

In the Qur'an, features of morality are the same for men and women

The superior morality of Muslim women differ than that of the common females in the societies where Qur’anic morality is not practiced. This is because women -who live in the societies where Qur’anic morality is not practiced- share a common character that is instructed to them by the society and that passes on from one generation to the other. In that kind of societies, there are different characteristic features determined for men and women.

However, in the Holy Qur’an, Allah does not announce two different characters as men and women; instead, He calls everyone to follow “a single Muslim character”. According to Qur’anic morality, men and women have the same responsibilities. In this character, women are responsible for all the characteristic features that men are obliged to perform. Each person doing good deeds will be granted with Allah’s blessing and His will; no matter what their sexuality is. In a Qur’anic verse, Allah announces the common Islamic morality both Muslim women and Muslim men are obliged to live:

 

Men and women who are Muslims, men and women who are believers, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are steadfast, men and women who are humble, men and women who give charity, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their chastity, men and women who remember Allah much: Allah has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward. (Surat al-Ahzab, 35)
 

As Our Lord announces, according to Qur’anic morality, the character of women and men is not based on the society’s values or its traditions; yet it is based on “the ideal morals of Islam” announced in the Quran. Muslim women and men practicing this morality have a very strong and sedate personality. Besides, the most important of all, they live this personality not for the sake of gaining superiority upon people but for the sake of attaining Allah’s will and love. The reward for the believers who truly practice this sense of morality is announced in the Quran:
 

Anyone, male or female, who does right actions and is a believer, will enter the Garden. They will not be wronged by so much as the tiniest speck. (Surat An-Nisa, 124)
 

 

The Microscopic living being that forms the oil fields: Diatom

Diatoms are a major group of algae and are one of the most common types of phytoplantktons. These algae of microscopic dimensions are the fundamental nutrient of many living beings. They have major vital functions from the production of oxygen to the formation of oil, which is a very important source of energy.

Diatoms are the algae that generally live in water and are the organisms that carry out photosynthesis to acquire energy. There are approximately 10 thousand of these tiny organisms the biggest of which has a diameter of 1 mm in 1 cc sea water. Although these organisms make up 90 percent of living beings in oceans not all diatoms live in water. Some of them live on soil, attached to moss, on trees and even on brick walls if there is sufficient moisture. Diatoms can exist anywhere where there is water, carbon dioxide and nutrients, and they are an essential part of life on earth.

Some of the enormous features of these micro beings are as follows:

Why diatoms are so important for life?

Oxygen production: Diatoms have vital importance for almost all living beings since they produce some of the oxygen needed by all living beings by means of photosynthesis. These miraculous beings that work like oxygen fabrics has a very detailed mechanism. They have many pores on their surface that enable gas exchange. The total output of gas exchange of trillions of diatoms ensure the build-up of oxygen production very much above their own needs. Such great amounts of oxygen make an important contribution to the oxygen rate in the atmosphere.

Diatoms’ Contribution to the nutrient chain: Diatoms have an important role in the nutrient chain in oceans. They are the fundamental sources of nutrients of zooplanktons which are consumed by species like herrings that are the primary food source of bigger animals in oceans.

Filtering Function: These micro beings can also be used in the industrial field for filtering and insulating various materials. Diatoms are particularly efficient in making especially silica, nitrate and phosphate usable for living beings. Even under certain circumstances they can be used to disinfect contaminated water.

D Vitamin source of people: Diatoms is a primary food source for many marine animals like fish and whales. As is known fish oil is a precious nutrient for the development of human body. Diatoms also provide the D vitamin in fish oil. Allah creates this tiny being as a food for fish which in return becomes very beneficial for human beings.

The role of diatoms in oil production: The food of diatoms themselves is also very important. These living beings keep their food in the form of fat particles they produce by means of photosynthesis in their cells. These tiny fat particles congregate in time and form the oil beds under the influence of geological and biological forces. A great part of oil we use today originate from the diatoms which died under sunlight in prehistoric oceans.

Diatomite’s are used for industrial purposes: Diatoms have an ideal filter structure with its light weight and pores which enable it to be used in space industry. This aside they are used in a wide range of fields from the production of acaricidcs to paints fills.

 

The existence of such enormous details reveal perfection in Allah’s artistry. Such attributes of living beings are each instrumental in making us grasp Allah’s infinite might. In one verse Allah relates thus:
 

You who have faith! have fear of Allah and seek the means of drawing near to Him; (Surat al-Ma’ida, 35)

 

 

Rise in the number of hurricanes is one of the portents of the coming of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)

 

 

 

Anas relates: "The Messenger of Allah (saas) said:

"Before the Day of Reckoning there will be fitna like parts of the darkness of night. (AT THAT TIME) A PERSON WILL SEE THE MORNING IN AS A BELIEVER BUT WILL BE AN UNBELIEVER BY THE EVENING. HE WILL SEE THE EVENING IN AS A BELIEVER BUT WILL BE AN UNBELIEVER BY THE MORNING. MANY PEOPLE WILL SELL THEIR RELIGIONS FOR A PALTRY WORLDLY GAIN." (Tirmidhi, Fitan 30, (2196).

People will live in such a time that, IN THAT TIME, HAVING FORTITUDE IN RELIGION WILL BE AS HARD AS HOLDING FIRE IN ONE’S HAND. Because in that time believers (will be exposed to such insults that they will be less esteemed than sheep or goats. MANY PEOPLE WILL BE UNABLE TO WITHSTAND THIS DEFAMATION AND PRESSURE. THE WEAK WILL SUFFER LOSSES AND SELL THE RELIGION AND SACRED MATTERS FOR A PALTRY WORLDLY GAIN. The course of day and night will bring in such an age that one will rise and ask, “who will sell his faith (and sacred matters) to us for a platry gain?” That question is not in vain. Many will sell their religions for a very small worldly possession.

Abu Umayya ash-Sha'bani relates:

"Cling to the lawful and avoid the unlawful! Whenever you see an act of  parsimony followed, an act of whim obeyed, earthly gain preferred (over religion and Hereafter), when you witness opinion holders being satisfied with their own opinions (without listening to those who went before), then look at yourself. Cease to deal with people. Because (when you reach that stage) the days of fortitude will be behind you. Those days will be troubles, like holding fire in your hands. In those days, people capable of good deeds such as yours will receive the reward of fifty people." (Abu Dawud, al-Malahim 17, (4341); Tirmidhi, Tafsir, Mâide, (3060); Ibn Majah, Fitan 21, (401)

 

 

Salvation lies in following our Prophet (saas)

 

 

 

WATER BEETLE

 

 

Age: 1.8 million to 11,000 years old
Location: LA Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California
Period: Pleistocene

 

This insect, no different from those living today, is evidence that all living beings have been created.

 

 

The Miracles Of Our Prophet (saas)

 

 

Our Prophet (saas) is a blessed person to whom Allah (God) revealed the Qur’an, the last righteous Book, and made an example to humanity with his moral perfection, taqwa and closeness to Allah. Our Prophet (saas) fulfilled the great responsibility he was given in the best way possible, summoned people to Allah’s path and became the one who guided all believers to Allah’s path. As is known, All-Mighty Allah supported our Prophet (saas) with many miracles from His Sight. Our purpose in this book is to remind people of some of the miracles Allah granted to our blessed Prophet (saas) He made exemplary to all people with his superior morality, profound faith and all his manners and words. By Allah’s leave, throughout his life, our Prophet (saas) showed many miracles to people. Some of these miracles were witnessed only by his followers while some others by a great majority of unbelievers. Some of the miracles of our Prophet (saas) are conveyed in the Qur’an while some others in our Prophet’s (saas) sayings and in various explanations of Islamic scholars. Our purpose is to show our blessed Prophet’s (saas) miraculous aspects to people and to summon them to make the Qur’an and our Prophet’s (saas) Sunnah a guide to themselves.

 

 

Natural Selection and Darwinism

 


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