RAMADAN 2006 The 14th Day

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An Ayat

How could any of the idolaters possibly have a treaty with Allah and with His Messenger, except for those you made a treaty with at the Sacred Mosque (Masjid al-Haram)? As long as they are straight with you, be straight with them. Allah loves those who guard against evil.

(Surat at-Tawba:7)


 
     
 

 

A Hadith

“Narrated Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Allah's Messenger saying. "If you all relied on Allah with due reliance, He would certainly give you provision as He gives it to birds who issue forth hungry in the morning and return with full belly at dusk.”

(At-Tirmidhi)

 

 
  ADVICE FROM OUR PROPHET (SAAS) REGARDING FASTING, BROTHERHOOD AND PROPER MORAL VALUES DURING RAMADAN  
 

Patience Against Mockery Is An Honor For The Believers

In those societies that are far from religion, people who are mocked, slandered, or accused of things that they have not done become sad and depressed. Knowing this, unbelievers deliberately employ these methods to discourage, weaken, and demoralize the believers. However, they can never realize their desired goals, because mocking words and groundless accusations are exactly what the Qur'an tells the believers to expect:

You will be tested in your wealth and in your selves, and you will hear many abusive words from those given the Book before you and from those who are idolaters. But if you are steadfast and guard against evil, that is the most resolute course to take. (Surah Al 'Imran, 186)

This verse tells the believers what to expect and confirms that such mockery means that they are being true to their faith. As a result, such behavior does not sadden the believers; rather, it encourages them and strengthens their faith, because they can see that Allah fulfills His promises. In other words, such mockery does not affect the believers in the way expected by the unbelievers. On the contrary, such ignorant activity becomes a blessing for them and, just like every event created by Allah, strengthens their morality, deepens their faith, and exalts them in the Hereafter.

Since this is the case, no form of mockery can make the believers unhappy. For them, it is a sign of Allah's mercy that enables them to hope for His approval and a place in Paradise. In another verse, Allah tells us that believers should be patient in such situations:

Be steadfast in the face of what they say, and cut yourself off from them - but courteously. (Surat al-Muzzammil, 10)

In addition, Allah's promise that He will help them face all such mockery increases the believers' joy: "We are enough for you against the mockers" (Surat al-Hijr, 95). Of course, this gives the believers great confidence. People who do not live by religion can mock believers as much as they want to, but whatever they say and do does not harm them. In fact, it benefits the believers: "Allah will not give the unbelievers any way against the believers" (Surat an-Nisa', 141). In other verses, Allah reveals that He supports the believers:

Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. Anyone who rejects false deities and believes in Allah has grasped the Firmest Handhold, which will never give way. Allah is All-Hearing, the All-Knowing, and the Protector of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness and into the light. But those who do not believe have false deities as protectors. They take them from the light and into the darkness. Those are the Companions of the Fire, remaining in it timelessly, forever. (Surat al-Baqara, 256-257)

The believers' character in no way resembles the unbelievers' descriptions of them, for they are people of superior morality who are rewarded both in this world and the Hereafter. The mockery to which they are subjected here is a sign of their superiority, as are the effectiveness of their actions and the effect they have on the unbelievers. At the same time, this illustrates the popular proverb: "Only the tree that bears fruit is stoned." Those unbelievers who see the believers' idealistic strength and superior morality try to undermine them by blackening their reputations with lies and slander. They know that the believers can bring amity and order to the world, and so work to prevent this by taking preemptive measures. For example, they mock the believers when they explain the Qur'an to the people and attempt to enlighten others about it. Or, they mock their efforts to tell other people about the proofs of Allah's existence. As revealed in the Qur'an, they "use fallacious arguments to deny the truth" (Surat al-Kahf, 56). However, the Qur'an has the following good news for Muslims:

Say: "Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Falsehood is always bound to vanish." (Surat al-Isra', 81)
Rather, We hurl the truth against falsehood and it cuts right through it and it vanishes clean away! Woe without end to you for what you portray! (Surat al-Anbiya', 18)

 

 
  EXAMPLES TO LIVING FOSSILS:  
 

SUNFISH, HERRING

Age: 54 to 37 million years old

Formation: Green River Formation

Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA

Period: Eocene

 

 

 

 

 

"Living fossils" that reveal that species have preserved their structures for millions of years deal a big blow to the theory of evolution. As is known, the theory of evolution maintains that only creatures able to adapt themselves to a changing environment can survive and in this process, they are able to evolve into other, distinct species. Living fossils, on the other hand, reveal that living beings do not evolve over time according to changing conditions-a groundless assertion.

 

 

LAUREL LEAF

Age: 54 to 37 million years old

Size: Leaf: 30 millimeters (1.2 in) by 66 millimeters (3 in); matrix: 90 millimeters (3.5 in)by 69 millimeters (2.7 in)

Location: Converse County, Wyoming, USA

Formation: Green River Shale

Period: Eocene

 

"Laurel" is the general name given to a family of some of 4,000 species of plants. Included in this family are flowering shrubs of Southeast Asia and Brazil.

The fossilized laurel leaf pictured, like all other plants, proves that laurels have not undergone evolution. Laurels that lived 54-37 million years ago have the same features as those alive today.

 

 
  THE NAMES OF ALLAH:  
 


AL-AZIM
The Most Great

Allah knows the Unseen of the heavens and earth. Allah knows what the heart contains. (Qur'an, 35: 38)

Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth belongs to Him. He is the Most High, the Most Great. (Qur'an, 42: 4)

Allah's greatness and majesty are very definitely beyond all human comprehension. Yet even so, we can still see and understand, within the limits of our minds, how mighty and powerful He is. Because the whole universe is full of countless examples that reveal His greatness.

Even a brief examination of the world we live in will be enough to make us feel the greatness of Allah, the Creator of all.

The sky that bears thousands of tons of clouds, mountains thousands of metres high, and the seas and forests with all the billions of life forms in them … These and countless other details are clear proof of the greatness of Allah.

A minute or two's thought will be enough for man to realize that he needs to serve our Creator. In other words the Almighty Allah, the creator of all the universe, who controls all the billions of galaxies and the billions of stars in them.


 
  THE EVOLUTION DECEIT:  
 

The Equivalent of 25 Encyclopedic Volumes of Information
Contained in DNA Cannot Have Emerged by Chance

In a single human DNA molecule, there is sufficient information to fill one million printed pages. All this information has a very important sequence. Just think; if we typed millions of letters at random on sheets of paper, and if all these letters then turned into words and then formed an article like those in the pages of a newspaper, could we claim that this was all the result of blind chance? Of course not! Yet according to the Darwinist mindset, it is indeed possible for such an extraordinary event to take place by chance-not just once, but many times!

How Did Different Species Come to Have Different DNA?

Evolutionists ascribe the origin of different species' different genetic characteristics to mutations-changes that, as you know, take place in DNA as a result of radiation or chemical effects. Yet these outside influences either damage DNA or else have no effects on it.

To clarify this with an example, let us record a very thorough history of the world on a computer. In the process, let us rewrite the book completely several times, and also ask the person typing it over to press the keyboard at random without actually looking at it. Could he improve this history book, or even complete it in the first place? Could a chapter titled "The History of Ancient Egypt" that did not already exist in ever come into being? The inevitable spelling mistakes can of course never improve or develop the book. On the contrary, they will impair it and damage its meaning. Yet evolutionists claim that, in effect, spelling mistakes can improve a book, making it more precise and sophisticated.

 

 
  THE SIGNS LEADING TO FAITH :  
 

The Earth's Temperature Is Within A Narrow But Special Spectrum

Life as we know it is possible over a very narrow temperature interval. This interval is perhaps 1 or 2 percent of the range between a temperature of absolute zero and the surface temperature of the Sun.

Preserving this temperature range depends as much on the heat emitted by the Sun as on the distance between the Sun and the Earth. It has been calculated that only a 10% decrease in the solar energy reaching the Earth would result in the Earth's surface being covered by a layer of ice covering, many meters thick. Likewise, if a little more energy reached the Earth, all living beings would roast.

The Earth's ideal temperature is as crucial as its balanced diffusion; and this balance is achieved by special means. For instance, the Earth's axis is tilted by 23" 27'. This prevents the buildup of extreme heat that could prevent the formation of the atmosphere between the poles and the equator. If the axis was not tilted by this degree, the temperature difference between the equator and the poles would increase dramatically thus making the Earth an uninhabitable place.

The Earth's rotation around its own axis aids in the balanced distribution of heat. Each rotation takes only 24 hours, which factor is responsible for short days and nights. This is why the temperature difference between day and night is relatively small in comparison to Mercury's, where a single day is longer than one year. In other words, one rotation of Mercury around its axis takes longer than one rotation around the Sun. Temperature can fluctuate by as much as 1,000o C (1,832 o F) between Mercurial day and night.

The Earth's shape, too, has been created to aid the heat distribution. The temperature difference between the poles and the equator is approximately 100o C (212o F). If such a difference were to occur on a smooth sphere, storms at speeds of up to 1,000 km/h (621 miles/hour) would wreak havoc across the Earth. However, the world has been provided with obstacles such as mountain chains and oceans to break up the path of such potential strong air currents. These are, from east to west, the Himalayas beginning in China, the Taurus Mountains in Anatolia, and the Alps in Western Europe; the Atlantic Ocean in the West, and the Pacific in the East. Excess heat produced around the equator is modified toward the north and south as the ocean waters balance temperature fluctuations in a gradual, controlled manner.There are also self-regulating climate control mechanisms. For instance, if any particular area is exposed to excessive heat, water evaporation increases accordingly. Clouds condense in the sky, reflecting some of the Sun's radiation and thus preventing any further increase of surface temperatures.

Many independent factors such as the Earth's distance to the Sun, its speed of rotation, angle of axis, and surface structures all play their part in keeping surface temperature at levels necessary to sustain life as well as even out heat distribution.

But this proposition is invalid for one very important reason: It does not take into account that stars of different mass emit different radiation. A star's mass, correlated to its surface temperature, determines the wavelength of its emitted radiation. For instance, our Sun's surface temperature of around 6,000oC is responsible for the emission of ultraviolet, visible light and infrared radiation. Had its mass had been greater, its surface temperature should have been greater too.

This, in turn, would increase the energy value of the Sun's radiation resulting in higher emission of deadly ultraviolet waves. This reality demonstrates that stars emitting the kind of radiation able to support life as we know it must have a mass very similar to our Sun's. Also, if one of their planets is to support life, it must be at a distance equivalent as the Earth from our Sun.

Both Earth and Sun have been created by God, right down to the smallest detail, to support human life in the best possible way. The distance between Sun and Earth is perfect, which in itself is a miracle beside the hundreds, even thousands of other details that are exactly as they need to be. This magnificent life-supporting system exceeds human comprehension. It is impossible to have been the product of coincidences, that all the stars and planets formed by "senseless atoms" could be placed by chance exactly where they have to be, that they could accidentally, all by themselves, establish laws governing their behavior and, accordingly develop the appropriate systems. These flawless systems are all proof of God's unique creation and supreme might.

 

 
  BOOK OF THE DAY:  
 


A Call for an Islamic Union

In order to account for the supposed evolutionary process-which, they claim, extended from a single cell to multi-celled organisms, and then from apes to Man-Darwinists have managed to rewrite the history of mankind. To that end, they've invented such imaginary eras as "The Cave-Man Age" and "The Stone Age" to describe the lifestyle of so-called "primitive man." Yet the pictures and dioramas of half-ape, half-human creatures sitting in a dark cave, dressed in furs, and lacking the facility of speech are all fictitious. Primitive Man never existed, and there never was a Stone Age. They are nothing more than deceptive inventions produced by evolutionists with the help of one section of the media. Human beings have been human since the day they came into existence, and have possessed a fully elevated culture from that day to this.

This book reveals why the whole concept of the "Stone Age" is erroneous, and demonstrates the fact of creation with support of the latest scientific findings. Mankind came into the world not through evolution, but by the flawless creation of God, the Almighty and Omniscient.

 

 
  SITE OF THE DAY:  
 

SERVING ISLAM . COM
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What is explained in this site is an important truth, which has surprised many and changed their perspectives on life. This truth can be summarized as follows: "All events and objects that we encounter in real life-buildings, people, cities, cars, places-in fact, everything we see, hold, touch, smell, taste and hear-come into existence as visions and feelings in our brains". We are taught to think that these images and feelings are caused by a solid world outside of our brains, where material things exist. However, in reality we never see real existing materials and we never touch real materials. In other words, every material entity which we believe exists in our lives, is, in fact, only a vision which is created in our brains.

2007-12-10 00:52:28
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