|ADVICE FROM OUR PROPHET (SAAS) REGARDING FASTING, BROTHERHOOD AND PROPER MORAL VALUES DURING RAMADAN|
Many people across the world will be entering this Ramadan afflicted by conflict, poverty, hunger and various diseases. These peoples- one of the greatest desires is to live their lives free from anxiety in an environment in which peace and stability have been established.
In order for this climate of peace and security to be brought about, it is essential that all Muslims scrupulously abide by the moral values of the Qur'an imparted by Almighty Allah. Because this longed for climate can only emerge when people live by those values.
The month of Ramadan is a most important time when mutual aid and solidarity among Muslims come to the fore. For that reason, the entire Islamic world must regard the month of Ramadan as a means of setting aside differences of opinion and disagreements and of coming together as a single body. In the same way that this solidarity displayed by Muslims will lead to the elimination of all perverted ideologies that are causes of oppression, it will also be the greatest support for Muslims living in difficulty and need.
It must not be forgotten that the climate of strife and conflict being experienced today, and all these troubles, are actually the glad tidings of the coming of the Mahdi and the Golden Age that will be experienced by means of him. Once all the delights bestowed on mankind by Qur'anic moral values have become widespread, all the peoples of the world will automatically achieve the longed for climate of happiness, peace and love. This is Allah’s promise and, by His leave, it will soon come about.
As we emphasised at the outset, one of the means by which the longed for climate of peace and brotherhood can be achieved is the scrupulousness and determination that every Muslim shows on his or her own behalf in living by Qur'anic moral values. As our Prophet (saas) has stated in the hadiths, the finest path a person with that intention can follow is that revealed by the Qur'an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saas). In the light of this, we have brought together various reminders from our Prophet (saas) that can illuminate the way for Muslims on various matters. We hope that the month of Ramadan we have now entered will be a means whereby the solidarity, enthusiasm and faith of Muslims is further enhanced.
The Faith Is Simplicity
1. (The Prophet of Allah) said, “The faith is counsel/sincerity.“ “In whom, O Prophet? “ we asked. He replied, “For Allah, the Book, the Prophet, Muslims’ leaders and for all Muslims.“ (Muslim)
2. Make it easy, not difficult, impart glad tidings and do not cause people to hate it. (Bukhari)
3. Islam is moral virtue. (Kanz al Ummal, 3/17, Hadith No: 5225)
4. A Muslim is someone whose hand and word people are sure of. (Tirmidhi)
5. It is certain that honesty leads to goodness. And goodness leads to Paradise. It is written that by telling the truth a person tells the truth in the sight of Allah. Falsehood leads to wickedness. And wickedness leads to Hell. It is written that by telling lies a person is a great liar in the sight of Allah. (Bukhari)
6. Avoid opposing Allah, wherever you may be: perform a good deed in the wake of an evil one so that the one may eliminate the other. Treat others as proper moral values require. (Tirmidhi)
7. Allah is pleased by the work, labour and duty performed by one of you being sound and good. (at-Tabarani)
8. One who is a vehicle for good is like one who does good. (Tirmidhi)
9. No father can give his child a greater gift than a proper upbringing. (Tirmidhi)
10. Let he who has faith in Allah and the Day of Judgement not wrong his neighbour. Let he who has faith in Allah and the Day of Judgement offer refreshments to his guest. Let he who has faith in Allah and the Day of Judgement either speak good words or be silent. (Bukhari)
The Month of Ramadan and the Night of Power
11. The most virtuous word spoken by me and the prophets before me is “There is no other deity than Allah. He is the One and Only, He has no equal, all belongs to Him, thanks are due to Him. He is Almighty.” (Tirmidhi)
12. The blessed Aisha (ra) relates: “O Prophet of Allah” I said, “How may I pray to be in harmony with the Night of Power?” He told me to recite this prayer: “My God! You are forgiving, You love forgiveness, forgive me!” (Tirmidhi)
13. A Muslim is one who wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself. (Bukhari)
14. A Muslim is a Muslim’s brother. He does not oppress him or hand him over (to his enemy). Allah will meet the need of he who meets the need of his brother (a believer). He who rescues a Muslim from difficulty will be rescued from difficulty by Allah on the Day of Judgement. And on the Day of Judgement Allah will cover up (the flaws of) he who covers up (the flaws of) a Muslim. (Bukhari)
15. Do not squabble with your Muslim brother, do not make jokes he will not like and do not promise him something you cannot perform. (Tirmidhi)
16. Smiling at your brother (a believer) is giving alms. Commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil is giving alms. Removing and throwing away things like stones, thorns and bones from the road is alms for you. (Tirmidhi)
|EXAMPLES TO LIVING FOSSILS:|
Age:54 to 37 million years old
Size: 25 millimeters (0.9 in)
Location: Uintah County, Utah, USA
Formation: Green River Formation
Like all other living beings, plant species also emerged fully formed, with their complex structures. That is to say, they were created with all their characteristics intact. Hundreds of thousands of plant fossils in geological strata prove this point. Evolutionists can not provide us with fossils that are half-pine, half-willow, half-moss, half-orchid, or half-carnation.
On the other hand, hundreds of thousands of fossils demonstrate that willows have always been willows, pines have always remained as pines, spruces have always remained as spruces and plane trees have always remained as plane trees. Each these fossils, millions of years old, refutes evolution. This sumac fossil, between 54 and 37 million years old, is another evidence revealing the Darwinists' deceptions.
Age: 380 million years old
Size: 60 millimeters (2.3 in)
Location: Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Formation: Silica Shale Formation
Trilobites are one of the most important sea creatures that lived in the Cambrian Period, leaving many traces in various parts of the world. One of the most astounding features of trilobites is their multi-lensed eye structure, consisting of countless units, each one of which is a lens. Just as the hexagonal "honeycomb" eyes of insects, each of these units functions as a single, independent lens. Each one perceives a separate image, and in the brain, these images unite into a whole.
Research shows that some trilobites' eyes have more than three thousand lenses, which means that more than three thousand images are conveyed to this crustacean. In short, a sea creature that lived 530 million years ago had a highly complex brain and eye- flawless structures that could not have come into being by evolution.
|THE NAMES OF ALLAH:|
He is the First and the Last , the Outward and the Inward. He has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Hadid, 57:3)
Allah created the universe from nothing and, ultimately, will return it to its initial state and destroy it. Nothing is immortal, for all living beings come into existence for a predetermined period of time and then die—everything, that is, except Allah, Who is the First and the Last and therefore without beginning or end.
Allah, the Creator of life and time, is not affected by any of matter's characteristics. Given that He is infinite, He will exist for all eternity, existed in the infinite past, and is unaffected by time and space. This fact is stressed in the Qur'an, as follows:
Everyone on it will pass away; but the Face of your Lord will remain, Master of Majesty and Generosity. (Surat ar-Rahman, 55:26-27)
|THE EVOLUTION DECEIT:|
Who Else, Apart from Allah, Could Expressions Like "Intelligent Design" and "An Intelligent Power" Refer To?
To put forward any claim of "intelligent design," while ignoring the existence of Allah (He is surely beyond that) is exceedingly irrational and illogical.
After a moment's reflection, anyone of normal intelligence and possessed of a conscience will understand that if the perfection in the universe appears to have been designed, then the Creator of that perfection can be none other than Allah.
He will see that all entities in the universe, living or otherwise, are manifestations of Allah's infinite wisdom, knowledge, might, and creative artistry.
In consequence, he will say, "Allah exists; Allah created" rather than "There is intelligent design," or "There exists an intelligent power."
As we know, the pagans in pre-Islamic Mecca attached the names of Allah to statues they carved out of stone and wood and took these as their idols.
They maintained that these idols--to which they attached such names as al-Lat, Manat and al-'Uzza--had created them, had provided for them and had power to protect them. In short, they ascribed partners to Allah by ascribing His attributes to them.
Today, similarly, some people are trying to turn others away from a belief in Allah by imposing His superior attributes onto such abstract concepts as "intelligent design" and "intelligent power." This is virtually the same as adopting an idol by the name of Intelligent Design.
The Qur'an tells us the following about this attitude of the pagans:
They are nothing but names which you yourselves have given, you and your forefathers. Allah has sent down no authority for them. They are following nothing but conjecture and what their own selves desire. And that when guidance has reached them from their Lord! (Surat an-Najm:23)
Freemasons, using the same logic, maintain in their writings that a "total power" or "a consciousness" directs the universe, but what they are referring to is definitely not Allah (Allah forbid).
Obviously, the "intelligent design" adherents are employing exactly the same logic as that to be found in Masonic accounts.
Allah Does Not Need to Make a Design in Order to Create
It must be appreciated that Allah, the Lord of the heavens and Earth, has no need of making a design in order to create. Allah is free of all such imperfections.
The perfection in Allah's creations may be expressed in such terms as "a perfection as if designed," but that is all.
It is sufficient for Allah to say "Be!" in order for any object or event to come into being as He wishes.
In verses it is revealed that:
His command when He desires a thing is just to say to it, "Be!" and it is. (Surah Ya Sin: 82)
[He is] the Originator of the heavens and Earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, "Be!" and it is. (Surat al-Baqara:117)
"Intelligent Design" Accounts Could Harm Individuals Sincerely Inclined toward Religion
Now, in the 21st century, the whole world is swiftly abandoning materialist and atheist views.
With every passing day, it becomes better understood that the theory of evolution is unscientific, irrational, and invalid; and there is a trend toward a sincere belief in Allah.
One of the most dramatic examples of this is Anthony Flew, the famous scientist who devoted his whole life to espousing atheism. In an interview he gave a few months ago, Flew announced that he had abandoned atheism and now believed in Allah.
In a similar way, many scientists, artists, and politicians have also declared their interest in and curiosity about the Qur'an.
That being so, clearly terms like "intelligent design," which lack sincerity and Islamic awareness, could have a negative effect on people with a sincere tendency to belief. Veiled and vague accounts of this kind may lead those with religious tendency to fall into doubt and inconsistency, confusion and mental turmoil.
|THE SIGNS LEADING TO FAITH :|
The Physical Basis of the Beauty in Peacock Feathers Revealed
Nobody looking at the patterns in peacock feathers can avoid being amazed at their beauty. One of the latest pieces of research by scientists has revealed that there is an astonishing design at the basis of these patterns.
Zi and his colleagues used powerful electron microscopes to reveal the basis of the colors in the feathers. They examined the barbules of the male green peacock (Pavo rnuticus), in other words the even smaller micro hairs that come off of barbs emerging from the central stem of the feather. Under the microscope, they encountered the lattice design in the black-and-white picture to the right. This consisted of rods made of melanin, a protein, bound together with keratin, another protein. The researchers observed that these two-dimensional structures, each with a width hundreds of times thinner than a human hair, were arranged one behind the other on the micro hairs. Using additional optical examinations and calculations, the scientists examined the spaces between the crystals and their effects. As a result, it was revealed that the dimensions and shapes of these spaces in the lattice led to light being reflected at slightly different angles and thus to a variation in color.
"The male peacock tail contains spectacular beauty because of the brilliant, iridescent, diversified, colorful eye patterns," said Zi, who continued, "when I watched the eye pattern against the sunshine, I was amazed by the stunning beauty of the feathers." Zi stated that until their study, the exact physical mechanism producing the colors in peacock feathers had not been known, and that although the mechanisms they had revealed were simple, they were absolutely ingenious.
Obviously, there is a very specially regulated design in peacock feather patterns. The tiny lattices and spaces between them are of the greatest importance in this design. The adjustment between the spaces is particularly striking. Were these not so arranged as to reflect light at slightly different angles to one another, then this variation in color would not take place.
The greater part of the color in the peacock feather is based upon structural coloration. There is no pigment in those parts of the feather that exhibit structural coloration, and colors reminiscent of those on the surface of a soap bubble are able to emerge. The color of human hair comes from pigment, and no matter how much care a person may take of his or her hair, it is never as shiny and beautiful as a peacock feather.
It has also been stated that this intelligent design in the peacock can be a source of inspiration in industrial design. Andrew Parker, a zoologist and coloration expert at the University of Oxford, who interpreted Zi's findings says that discovering so-called photonic crystals in peacock feathers could allow scientists to adapt the structures for industrial and commercial applications. These crystals could be used to channel light in telecommunications equipment, or to create new tiny computer chips.
It is clear that the peacock has marvelous patterns and a special design, and that thanks to the imitation of this mechanism, maybe in the near future, we shall see objects and accessories covered in the brightest of coatings. Yet how did such a gorgeous, intelligent and inspirational design first emerge? Could the peacock know that the colors in its feathers depended on crystals and the spaces between them? Could the feather have itself brought the feathers on its body into being and later have decided to add a coloring mechanism to them? Could it then have arranged that mechanism in such a way as to produce those stunning designs? Of course, not.
For example, if we were to encounter marvelous patterns made out of colored stones as we walked beside the edge of a river, and if we also saw that there were eye-like designs arranged like a fan, then we would think that these had been laid out in a conscious manner, and not that they had appeared by chance. There can be no doubt but that it is God Who brought together and arranged the crystal-like structures in the peacock feather and produced such marvelous patterns from them. God reveals His flawless creation in a verse from the Qur'an:
He is God - the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and Earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Hashr:24)
|BOOK OF THE DAY:|
In the 19th century, when the theory of evolution was put forward, the level of science and technology was rather primitive. This led the theory’s supporters to maintain that living organisms had a fundamentally simple structure. For example, Ernst Haeckel, Darwin’s greatest supporter, believed that a cell was a “simple little lump of albuminous combination of carbon,” not much different from a piece of microscopic jello. Authors of the theory believed that because life was made up of very simple structures, it could come about by itself, randomly. But they were wrong, of course…
During the past 150 years, both science and technology have made enormous strides. Scientists have discovered the real structure of what Haeckel described as being a “simple little lump.” They have been amazed to see that the cell is not remotely as simple as was once believed, but contains a number of unimaginably complex systems that could never have been conceived of, much less understood, in Darwin’s day.
This book introduces the miracles of creation in the living cell- a miniature masterpiece. You will see how the organelles inside the cell, together with the enzymes, proteins and other substances that it produces, perform purposeful functions that could never be expected of them. You will read examples of the literally trillions of cells to be found in the human body, each of which displays superhuman intelligence and wisdom. Once again, you will witness how all of this cannot be an unconscious coincidence, but is a product of God’s superior power, wisdom and artistry.
|SITE OF THE DAY:|
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