January 2009: Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Submitters Perspective

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Overcrowding of Mecca during Hajj

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[7:185] Have they not looked at the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all the things GOD has created? Does it ever occur to them that the end of their life may be near? Which Hadith, beside this, do they believe in?

[12:111] In their history, there is a lesson for those who possess intelligence. This is not fabricated Hadith; this (Quran) confirms all previous scriptures, provides the details of everything, and is a beacon and mercy for those who believe.

[39:23] GOD has revealed herein the best Hadith; a book that is consistent, and points out both ways (to Heaven and Hell). The skins of those who reverence their Lord cringe therefrom, then their skins and their hearts soften up for GOD’s message. Such is GOD’s guidance; He bestows it upon whoever wills (to be guided). As for those sent astray by GOD, nothing can guide them.

[23:52] Such is your congregation - one congregation - and I am your Lord; you shall reverence Me.

[23:53] But they tore themselves into disputing factions; each party happy with what they have

[6:116] If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of GOD. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.

[12:103] Most people, no matter what you do, will not believe.

[12:104] You are not asking them for any money; you simply deliver this reminder for all the people.

[12:105] So many proofs in the heavens and the earth are given to them, but they pass by them, heedlessly!

[12:106] The majority of those who believe in GOD do not do so without committing idol worship.

God knows what is best for us. He established His laws to make the religion easy and convenient for us. It is us who make the religion difficult through innovations. This may also repel others from following the religion. If we want to be successful both in this life and the Hereafter, we should study and follow God’s laws.

May God guide us in His right path.

M. I.

A Reader’s View

Salamun alaykum,

Dear Brothers and sisters,

By the grace of God, enlightenment comes to those that seek the truth and by God’s will accordingly benefit such. The state of Islam/world as it stands is at a loss with wars and hatred while practicing or upholding meaningless values and with the few that are guided by His grace.

I myself for many years have been in search questioning the faith and the practices since early childhood as far as I can remember. I have been reading the Quran in English having read several versions but never read or followed the Hadith. People used to all mention such, and follow such in their practice/way of life – not sure if many even questioned the path they are on. Maybe it is society with all its trimmings, or basic fact we forgot to think and uphold the Quran alone, practicing monotheism, reading/searching our souls asking directly from our Creator for the answers to the riddles of life. For He created all, to Him we return. His Greatness is forgotten/lost in minds for our priorities are lost forgetting how to think, rationalise, question could be the one of main factors – to each own downfall.

I used to practice and follow as my parents had taught me. Through time

by the grace of God in my search of the truth.
I am now at peace having found and practicing by the grace of God the right Islam, everything is in accordance with God’s will. I have tried in my ways – maybe my parents, family members, friends, loved ones will understand and follow. If it is not so, give it time maybe the persons own soul will awaken, search and find if God wills.

God’s truth will always stand, His wisdom, justice, His rule. We should submit and understand His greatness. Many people, I sense, do not really understand God’s greatness and have the complexity of opening the mind/heart truly in search of information/facts/truth. I do not judge them. It is free will for each person to decide the course of path; one can only advise, show, provide such and let oneself make their own decisions.
I have been through testing times and have had support from parents and family members; yet in the practice of monotheism it is one with God and place one’s trust trying to stay steadfast, honour the parents, regard relatives, poor and those in need.
I am tested financially and now pretty much my marriage over and not even to see or know of my own daughter barely since birth. It is difficult and has been what can one say and do let each make their own decision and in the manner they choose to. 

There is no compulsion in religion or life. God has provided us with the tools and maybe we will all understand and correct our ways moving forward positively by the grace of God having our loved ones united with us on the righteous path through patience and kindness….

Thank you. May God watch over us all.