Muslims, in the west, must honour their oaths after having freely confirmed

Katib

Muslims and the Western world

It is important for Muslims, who live in the west, must always be conscious of one of the main principles of Islam that is to honour agreements, and to return goodness with goodness, as it is stated in 16:19 of the Holy Quran:

“16:91 And be true to your bond with God whenever you bind yourselves by a pledge, and do not break [your] oaths after having [freely] confirmed them and having called upon God to be witness to your good faith: behold, God knows all that you do. “

“وَأَوْفُواْ بِعَهْدِ اللّهِ إِذَا عَاهَدتُّمْ وَلاَ تَنقُضُواْ الأَيْمَانَ بَعْدَ تَوْكِيدِهَا وَقَدْ جَعَلْتُمُ اللّهَ عَلَيْكُمْ كَفِيلاً إِنَّ اللّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَفْعَلُونَ “

According to the famous Muslim Quran commentator Al-Razi, he states that “every pledge given by man to man represents, in its essence, a pledge to God.”

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Muslim terrorism, The UK barbaric attack

In light of the barbaric attack on the UK against an off duty British solder, despite the fact that many moderate Muslims condemned this terrorist act, unfortunately Muslims are still in denial of very crucial fact that is our Muslim teachings are seriously flawed and inherently inflicted with the despicable disease of terrorism. It is not enough to condemn Muslim terrorism but Muslims must re-examine their interpretation of their religion before it is too late. I am sick and tired of hearing our  Muslims people and scholars maintain saying that “Islam is a peaceful religion” . Well yes indeed “Islam is a peaceful religion” but “the religion of the Muslim is not”

The Western societies sence of tolerance for Muslim terrorists activities on their soil will reach its limits sooner or later. This latest barbaric attack in London, will create a terrifying scenario for the non Muslim British people and that is there are nearly 3 million Muslims live in the UK and all have access to kitchen knives and meat cleavers. This reality will seriously create fear and profoundly affect the psyche of the non Muslim Brits and will create a terrible back lash against the majority of British Muslims who deplore all acts of violence and they are abiding citizens of UK. Muslims should know that if this kind of an attack committed, by a British individual and justified in the name of Christianity, on the soil of any Muslim country, then the the Muslims of that land,  will attack all Christians of any western background. Their businesses and homes will be destroyed. That is how Muslims behave towards any anti Islamic acts, as recent history shows.

I as a Muslim give my deep condolences to the family of this innocent British solder who had been killed by two Muslims who betrayed the trust they have been given by the British society.

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Adill Hissan

Ja’far al’tayyar, The Pride of Islam

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Ja’far bin abi Talib

I have always been fascinated by the great Muslim personality Ja’far al’tayyar whose name was altered, as a medal of honor, by the Prophet of Islam after the battle of “mu’tah” in which he was martyred. His original name was Ja’far bin Abi Talib; the brother of Ali bin Abi Talib (as).

The reason for my fascination lies in the nature of his given title “al’tayyar” which literally means “the one who flies with wings” As a young boy I thought this kind of ability that is to fly with wings was a cool thing and it had truly captured my imagination. And this imagination made me look at this great personality as being the “Superman of Islam”!! Continue reading “Ja’far al’tayyar, The Pride of Islam”

The Days of Allah

The days of God

Metaphysical Perspective

  وَذَكِّرْهُم بِأَيَّامِ اللَّه إِنَّ فِي ذَ‌ٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُورٍ  

 14:5 ..and teach them to remember the Days of Allah.” Verily in this there are Signs for such as are firmly patient and constant,- grateful and appreciative.

Muslim Quran commentators offer various interpretations for the notion of “ayyamil-lah, the days of Allah” but the most prevailing  opinion refer to as “God’s final judgment of man on the Day of Resurrection”. However, such opinion is not conclusive and may be far fetched simply because the Quran often refer to the notion of the “Day of Judgement” in plain words and in the singular form, such as “the day of resurrection”, “the Day of Deen-Judgement”, etc.. But the format in this verse came in the plural which may suggest to more profound meaning than it is rendered by our Quran commentators.

Looking at this notion from a higher understanding the “Days of Allah” has more profound meaning. I believe that there is an ontological relationship between the “Days of Allah” and patience and gratefulness. When a person becomes the embodiment of patience and gratefulness then in essence this person is living the “Days of Allah”. So those moments, segment of time, hours, day, or days in which we live the attributes of patience and gratefulness, are the “Days of Allah”

The “Days of Allah” is a spiritual state of the heart. A state of being in which we are enabled to bring the best out of us in pursuing  the acts of goodness in serving the human cause.

Furthermore, in light of some comments stated below, it seems that there is a need to elaborate further on my short essay above.

The prophetic hadiths mentioned below, Sahih bukhari,  which states that the prophet gave a definition for the “days of Allah” as being “the bounties of Allah“. In addition another prophetic hadith according to  the renowned Quran commentators, such as, Zamakhshari, who states that; on the authority of Ibn Abbas, the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said that “the days of Allah are His Blessings and His trials

Accordingly, now we have two meanings in reference to the “days of Allah” offered by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), according to Sahih bukhari, and Zamakhshari. And these two meanings are, “Bounties as well well as Trials.

Now if were to take the first meaning offered by shaih bukhari, which state that the “days of Allah” to be “the bounties or the blessings of God” and  see how does it agree with the findings mentioned above.

When God bestows His blessings upon a true believer then he or she would be grateful to God. In other words, the expression of gratefulness by a believer is a manifestation of true faith from within. A true conviction in the Omnipotence and Authority of the Giver of his or her bounties. When a believer is always grateful to God’s bounties as the verse implies “shakoor-constantly grateful .” then such believer is continuously conscious of the presence of God and His bounties which are prevalent everywhere. A true believer is always conscious of the Divine presence every moment every hour, and every day. Hence a true believer’s days are passing in the presence of God. Every day that passes a true believer is conscious of God. And that is how the verse above implies that we are reminded to live our days in the presence of God. When we help others we are conscious of the divine presence then we are living the day in the presence of  God; when we spend our days in the pursuant of goodness then we are in essence living the “Days of God”   Furthermore, the same kind of approach in respect of the second meaning offered by the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which is to be as “Trials” according to Zamakhshari as stated below.

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Adill Hissan

Comments were left at “reddit” website and these are:

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حدثني المثنى قال : حدثنا الحماني قال : حدثنا محمد بن أبان ، عن أبي إسحاق ، عن سعد بن جبير ، عن ابن عباس . عن أبي ، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : ( وذكرهم بأيام الله ) ، قال : نعم الله .

الحديث المرفوع الذي رواه عبد الله ابن الإمام أحمد بن حنبل في مسند أبيه حيث قال : حدثني يحيى بن عبد الله مولى بني هاشم ، حدثنا محمد بن أبان الجعفي ، عن أبي إسحاق ، عن سعيد بن جبير [ عن ابن عباس ، عن أبي بن كعب ، عن النبي ، صلى الله عليه وسلم ، في قوله تبارك وتعالى : ( وذكرهم بأيام الله ) قال : ” بنعم الله تبارك وتعالى ] ”

these are hadiths reporting that our prophet peace be upon him told them that the “Days of Allah” means the grace (favours) of Allah

This seems highly speculative and unsupported. By no means is it a “higher understanding” to choose a mystical seeming hidden type of explanation (baatiniyyah) over the opinion of Rasulullah, the companions, the scholars of language, etc, which is tafseer.

Further, read the full verse, the Days of Allah clearly refers to particular, special days of worship given to the people of Musa. No need for tenious connections

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Thank you for your input. As I mentioned in my post that there are various opinions regarding the ‘Days of Allah” and I only rendered “the most prevailing opinion” However, the hadith you stated is another opinion. In addition there is another opinion to the one you stated, rendered by several renowned Quran commentators, such as, Zamakhshari, who states that; on the authority of Ibn Abbas, “the days of Allah” are His Blessings and His trials وعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما: نعماؤه وبلاؤه- . These opinions are related to the exoteric meaning of the Quran. Having said that, none of these opinions are final and further contemplation  is a virtue supported the Quran.

The Night of al-Qadr

The Night of al-Qadr

The Night Of  Honor

Metaphysical perspective

Reflections

The night of al’Qadr is a representation of the Glory and Majesty of the Almighty God. In this night God is revealing the secret of His sublime Omnipotence and His Lordship over the dominion of all dimensions of existence. In this Blessed night the Beloved makes an unprecedented gesture to reveal His Majesty and Might to all creations even though his creation may not necessarily seek Him. But alwadood-fountain of Love, will not hesitate to manifest His Splendour and Love to all creations indiscriminately. It is a night through which knowing the divine attributes of the Beloved is made possible. Throughout the year Man may fail to draw near the Beloved due to the various worldly veils and acquisitive factors despite the many sincere attempts by many true lovers of the Divine. So it is the Beloved who is drawing near His true servants and it is His way to appreciate such attempts. Continue reading “The Night of al-Qadr”

Ramadan and the stations of guidance

Ramadan and ma’qamat alhuda

Metaphysical perspective

“Month of Ramadan, in which the Qur’an was sent down as guidance unto mankind and clear proofs, of the guidance and of the differentiator (by which to discern the true from the false). 2:185” ….. (3)

Shahru ramadana allathee onzila feehi alquranu hudan lilnnasi wabayyinatin mina alhuda waalfurqani

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ

In these sets of divine words the true dimensions of fasting is revealed to all God’s creation. Such dimensions are manifested, through different ranking of realities which varies according to the intensity of the established connections of all seekers of the Absolute. Seekers of the truth can connect to such realities in accordance to the level of their inner universal consciousness and willingness to draw near to the Beloved. Continue reading “Ramadan and the stations of guidance”