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Abu Bakr, The Man
Distinctions of Abu Bakr
Distinctions of Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr was a man of many
distinctions. A study of his life reveals that in many
respects he had the unique distinction of being the first
or the topmost person. Hereunder we attempt to
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Acceptance of Islam. Outside the family of the Holy
Prophet, Abu Bakr was the first person to accept Islam. While other persons always indulged in
some argument in accepting Islam. Abu Bakr was the only person who accepted Islam without
any reluctance or hesitation and without any argument.
Liberation of slaves. He was the first person to liberate slaves in the way of God.
First public address. When God ordered that the teachings of Islam should be made public, the
first public address calling the people to God and His Prophet was delivered by Abu Bakr.
The first mosque. Abu Bakr was the first person to build a mosque in the history of Islam.
His titles. He had the unique distinction of being given the titles of 'Siddiq' and 'Atiq' by the Holy
Prophet.
Companionship of the Holy Prophet. Of all the companions, Abu Bakr was the closest and the
dearest to the Holy Prophet. He had the unique distinction of being the companion of the Holy
Prophet in the cave in Mt. Thaur on the occasion of the Holy Prophet's migration from Makkah
to Madina.
Masjid-i-Nabvi. The land for Masjid-i-Nabvi at Madina was purchased with the money of Abu
Bakr.
Wealth of Abu Bakr. When Abu Bakr accepted Islam, he had 40,000 dirhams with him. He spent
the whole of this amount in the cause of Islam. The Holy Prophet acknowledged that he had
utilized the wealth of Abu Bakr more than the wealth of any other person. When the Holy
Prophet invited contributions to finance the Tabuk expedition, Abu Bakr had the unique
distinction of contributing all that he had.
The Holy Prophet's regard for Abu Bakr. The Holy Prophet was pleased to appoint Abu Bakr as
the first "Amirul Hajj" in the history of Islam. Abu Bakr had the distinction to be appointed as the
Imam to lead the prayers in the lifetime of the Holy Prophet. In his last address at Masjid-iNabvi, the Holy Prophet ordered that all doors opening into the mosque should be closed
except the door leading to the house of Abu Bakr.
Caliphate. Abu Bakr had the distinction of being the first Caliph in the history of Islam. He was
the first Caliph to nominate a successor. He was the only Caliph in the history of Islam who
refunded to the state treasury at the time of his death the entire amount of the allowance that
he had drawn during the period of his caliphate.
As a ruler. He was the first Muslim ruler to establish Baitul Mal. He was the first Muslim ruler to
establish crown pasture. He was the first Muslim ruler to establish 'Ijtihad'.

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His virtues. In the matter of virtue, Abu Bakr excelled all other companions of the Holy Prophet.
Fiqh and Tasawuff. He is the Father of Fiqh. He is the Imam of Sufis. After the Holy Prophet,
he was the best interpreter of dreams.
Companionship of the Holy Prophet. Abu Bakr had the distinction of being the closest and the
dearest companion of the Holy Prophet. Four generations of the family of Abu Bakr had the
distinction of being the companions of the Holy Prophet, namely Abu Qahafa the father of Abu
Bakr, Abu Bakr himself, Abdul Rahman the son of Abu Bakr, and Abu Atiq Muhammad, a
grandson of Abu Bakr. No other family had such distinction. Abu Bakr was the only ruler who
became the Caliph during the lifetime of his father.
Conquests. When after the death of the Holy Prophet, most of the tribes of Arabia
apostatized, it was Abu Bakr who reconquered Arabia for Islam. He was the first Muslim ruler to
conquer Iraq. He was the first Muslim ruler to conquer Syria.
Compilation of the Holy Quran. He was the first person to compile the Holy Quran and called it
"Mashaf".
After death. After death, Abu Bakr had the distinction of being buried by the side of the Holy

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Prophet.
Abu Bakr in the Holy Quran
References in the Holy Quran. Abu Bakr has the unique distinction of being referred to in the
Holy Quran in several verses.
Al-Bara'at. In Sura "A1-Bara'at', there is a reference to Abu Bakr in the following verse: "He
being the second of the two, When they were in the cave and when Muhammad said to his
companion 'Grieve not, surely God is with us,' then God came to their help, and protected them
with an army which they saw not". {9:40}
Al-Lail. The following verses in the Sura "Al-Lail" refer to Abu Bakr: "Those who spend their
wealth for increase in self-purification and have in their minds no favor from any one, for which
a reward is expected in return, but only the desire to seek the countenance of their Lord, Most
High and soon will they attain complete satisfaction." {92:18-21}
"He who gives in charity, and fears Allah and in all sincerity testifies to the best, We will indeed,
make smooth for him, the path to bliss". {92:1-7}
Al-Ahzab. When the verse "Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet" {33:56} was
revealed, Abu Bakr inquired of the Holy Prophet whether he was included in the divine grace
which was bestowed on the Holy Prophet. It was on this that the following verse was revealed
which contains an implied reference to Abu Bakr: "He it is, Who sends His blessings on him, and
so do His angels that He may bring him forth out of utter darkness into light, and He is merciful
to the believers'. {33:43}.
Al-lmran. The commentators are agreed that the following verse of Sura "Al-lmran" refers to
Abu Bakr and Umar: "And take counsel with them in the affair". (3:158)
Al-Waqiah. Shah Wali Ullah and other commentators hold that in the following verse of Sura
"AI-Waqiah", the "believers that are good refers to Abu Bakr and Umar: "And if you back up
each other against him, then surely Allah it is Who is his Guardian, and Gabriel, and the
believers that do good, and the angels will be his helpers." {66:4}.
Ar-Rahman. According to commentators the following verse in Sura "Ar-Rahman" refers to Abu
Bakr: "And for him who fears to stand before his Lord are two gardens", (15:46)
Al-Imran. The following verse in Sura "Al-Imran" with reference to the Jews has an implied
reference to Abu Bakr: "And you will certainly hear from those who received the Book before
you and from the polytheists much that is wrong, but if you preserve and fear God, that is the
steadfastness of things."
An-Nur. In Sura "An-Nur", the following verse refers to Abu Bakr: "And let not those of you
who possess grace and abundance swear against giving to the near of kin and the poor and
those who have migrated in the way of Allah, and they should pardon and turn away. Do you
not like that God should forgive you?" {18:24}

Holy Prophet's Estimate of Abu Bakr
Most virtuous. The Holy Prophet said that if all the virtues were catalogued these would be
three sixty in number and Abu Bakr possessed all the three sixty virtues. Among the
Companions Abu Bakr was the most virtuous.
Special way. The Holy Prophet said, "Allah will show His glory to the people in a general way,
but He will show it to Abu Bakr in a special way."
Greatness of Abu Bakr. About the greatness of Abu Bakr, the Holy Prophet said: "Never has
the sun risen or set on a person, except a Prophet, greater than Abu Bakr." Best of human
beings. The Holy Prophet said, "Verily, Abu Bakr is the best of human beings, except the
Prophets".
Companionship of Abu Bakr. About the companionship of Abu Bakr, the Holy Prophet said: "Abu
Bakr, you were my companion in the cave and you will be my companion in Heaven on the
spring of Kausar."
Kindliest of Persons. Abu Bakr was a kind-hearted person and he freely spent his money for the
relief of the Muslims in distress. For this attribute, Abu Bakr earned the following remarks from
the Holy Prophet: "The kindliest of my followers towards the believers in faith is Abu Bakr."
Truthful and veracious. About the truth and veracity of Abu Bakr, the Holy Prophet said:
"Never did I invite any person to accept Islam who did not doubt and hesitate and express
anxiety save only Abu Bakr who embraced it without the slightest hesitation when I spoke to
him of the faith."
The Holy Prophet's confidence in Abu Bakr. The Holy Prophet said: "Never was anything
revealed to me that I did not pour in Abu Bakr's ears."
Glad tidings of paradise. The Holy Prophet gave glad tidings of paradise to ten of his
companions. Abu Bakr headed this list. Addressing Abu Bakr, the Holy Prophet said: "Abu Bakr,
you will be the first of my people to enter paradise. "
Place for Abu Bakr in the paradise. The Holy Prophet even beseeched God to recognize the
merits of Abu Bakr: "Almighty God, give, I beseech You, a place to Abu Bakr like that of mine in
paradise on the Day of Judgment."
The Holy Prophet's obligations to Abu Bakr. The Holy Prophet said: "There is none whom I owe
obligation and I did not repay it except Abu Bakr, for I owe him much for which Allah will
compensate him on the Day of Judgment."
Obligations of the people to Abu Bakr. The Holy Prophet enjoined the Muslims as follows: "The

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Asad Rizvi Just because Allah had granted the Prophet's (s)
companions with His mercy by giving them the blessed
opportunity of being in such a station, it does not mean they
were suddenly removed from having free will. They still had
faced the temptations of the world, and unfortunately, many
had indulged in obedience to the world rather the obligatory
worship of their Lord.
One thing that the Shi'a are wary of is trusting the
government. Just as the western governments have their own
agendas today, the governments after the time of the Prophet
(s) did as well. So not only did the caliphates/dynasties of the
time try to legitimize their station and their agendas through
propagation of false ahadith to raise the opinion of certain
companions, but they had also tried to lower the opinion of the
rightful successor, 'Ali, and even to an extent, lowering the
purity and superiority of the Prophet (s). In the Umayyad
dynasty, for example, it became regular practice to curse 'Ali.
Here is an example from Sahih Muslim:
http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/r
esources/texts/muslim/hadith/muslim/031.smt.html#031.5924
So it is not surprising to see ahadith that claim to express the
superiority of Abu Bakr over 'Ali. It is in our opinion, however,
that such things have been fabricated. And although Abu Bakr
was mentioned (not by name though) in the Qur'an, the verse
does not in any way distinguish him.... S ee M ore
November 7, 2009 at 3:18pm
Muhammad Humza Varitimidis Yuk!
November 7, 2009 at 3:25pm

THE FBI RAID AND SHOOTING DEATH OF IMAM LUQMAN

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:39pm

THE FBI RAID AND SHOOTING
DEATH OF IMAM LUQMAN

Lexington, KY (10/29/09) - It is with deep sadness and concern that we announce the shooting
death of Imam Luqman A. Abdullah, of Masjid Al-Haqq (Detroit, MI). Imam Luqman was a
representative of the Detroit Muslim community to the "National Ummah" and the general
assembly (Shura) of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA).
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced
that their agents shot and killed the Imam during a raid
related to a criminal complaint alleging that members of
the mosque were engaged in criminal, but "not terrorist
activity." This tragic shooting raises deep concerns
regarding the use of lethal force by law enforcement
agents.
Since the investigation was "solely criminal" based upon
"smuggling and fraud," we urge law enforcement and the media not to take undo advantage of
this tragedy in order to demonize American Muslims generally, and those who are African
American Muslims in particular.
The National Community or "Ummah" was established by Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as
H. Rap Brown). It is an association of mosques in several cities in the U.S. that coordinates
religious and social services primarily in the Black American community. Reference to the
"Ummah" as a "nation-wide radical fundamentalist Sunni group consisting primarily of AfricanAmericans" is an offensive mis-characterization.
To those who have worked with Imam Luqman A. Abdullah, allegations of illegal activity,
resisting arrest, and "offensive jihad against the American government" are shocking and
inconsistent. In his ministry he consistently advocated for the downtrodden and always spoke
about the importance of connecting with the needs of the poor.
It is our hope and prayer that a thorough investigation will be carried out with the greatest
integrity. We urge the Muslim community and all Americans committed to justice to actively

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monitor both the investigation and trial of the accused. Also, we urge law enforcement
authorities to release Imam Luqman's remains expeditiously so that they may be buried
according to Islamic practice.
MANA is committed to the establishment of viable, healthy and dynamic Muslim communities,
neighborhoods and institutions that meet the religious, social, economic and political needs of
the Muslims in this land. For more information about MANA's programs including SHARE centers,
Healthy Marriage Initiative, Community Re-entry Program; as well as the National Campaign for
Healing & Reconciliation, visit our website at www.mana-net.org.

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Hassan Shibly ina lilahi wa ina ilayhe rajeune
October 29, 2009 at 12:46pm

The Tragic Misuse of Freedom of Speech

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Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 12:17am
The Tragic Misuse of Freedom of Speech
Freedom of speech is indeed one of the greatest freedoms we have. It gives us the right to
share our thoughts and ideas; to exchange knowledge and information; to search for truth and
justice; to stand up for what is right; to support the weak and oppressed.
It is something that millions of people in the world are deprived of— something that thousands
are imprisoned for. It is a great blessing we have in the US and is something we often take for
granted. Our forefathers fought and died for this freedom because they knew that it was
essential for the growth of a healthy intellectual free democratic society.
Yet is freedom of speech an end in and of itself? Did our forefathers shed their blood for the
mere sake that peoples tongues can utter whatever words they desired? Do those around the
word that are struggling for this freedom that we take for granted do so just for the sake of
having the ability to use whatever words they wish? No... For a closer look will reveal that we
have struggled for this freedom—and people throughout the world continue to struggle for this
freedom, so that we may stand up for what they see as just. So that we can express ourselves
so that we and others are able to live more fulfilled lives. So that we may work and call to truth,
knowledge, enlightenment, and justice. Freedom of speech has primarily been struggled for
because it is a vital means to achieve a greater good for the individual and society. Yet
ironically it is now being used by those who take it for granted to propagate false information,
lies, slander, and defamation.
And that is the tragedy of freedom of speech. When it is used against the very principles for
which it was fought for. People throughout the world are imprisoned, tortured, and even killed
when they attempt to exercise free speech. They wish to exercise free speech so that they
can call out corruption and injustice. Yet in our society, which has taken free speech for
granted, we often use free speech as an excuse, if not justification, to insult and defame the
other. To propagate hate, fear, and bigotry, based on misinformation and lies. To incite hatred
and violence based on ignorance and prejudice. All of that may be legitimate under the broad
protections freedom of speech necessarily must offer in order to be effective. But it is
shameful. It is disheartening and disgraceful that people use freedom of speech for such
unworthy causes when others are giving their lives as they attempt to use it for worthy causes.
So it is indeed ironic and shameful that when people wish to spread hate and misinformation,
yet want to be politically untouchable, they say we are “exercising freedom of speech,” as
though their mission was noble and is the same noble mission those who struggle worldwide are
seeking. As though they are exercising the freedom of speech our forefathers died for. And
thus we are forced to give them a blanket check to insult, lie, and hurt whomsoever they want,
subject to a few limited legal restrictions. However, we do a great disservice to those who died
in the name of freedom of speech, by being fooled into believing that those who use freedom
of speech to unjustly hurt others are standing for the same great freedom of speech that we
so value and honor. We value freedom of speech because it is a means to promote truth,
liberty, and justice—yet those who misuse it are seeking polar opposites of what it was initially
a means to protect. Thus it is utterly disgraceful when those who wish to harm others seek
protection under freedom of speech as though they are in the same noble struggle with those
seeking justice.
In order for freedom of speech to survive, it must have broad protections that even shield
those who misuse it. Thus those who misuse it may have a legal right to do so. But it must be
remembered that courts do not and cannot ordain whatever is best for society in each
individual case. Rather, they ordain whatever is permitted. A court can ordain an eye for an
eye—it cannot however ordain a higher moral ground, such as forgiveness or compassion. A
court can permit someone to embarrass and degrade themselves since they have the legal right
to do so. But it cannot force a person to act with honor and dignity—to take the higher moral
ground.
Thus it is simply up to us, not as lawyers, but individuals, to recognize that those who use
“freedom of speech” as an excuse to divide our community and promote hate and bigotry are
no real champions of freedom of speech but rather are using this noble liberty to suit their own
malevolent agenda—which is completely opposite of what freedom of speech was intended for.
It is thus very saddening that when students or world leaders are given a right by courts to
promote a propaganda which demonizes the faith and culture of billions of people through
outright lies and bigotry, they claimed that their ability to do so are “a victory for the freedom
of speech.” How shameful! The interests freedom of speech was intended to protect are polar
opposites of the interests for which hate mongerers are promoting their bigoted propaganda.
Freedom of speech is sought because it protects truth and justice; hate mongering propaganda
promote lies and hatred. Thus it is an ironic tragedy that biggots promotes their propaganda in
the name of freedom of speech.
In short, the next time you see someone using freedom of speech to promote bigotry, hatred,

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slander, defamation, or any other honorable cause, tell them “Sham on you for using such a
noble term as a cover for such an ignoble cause.”

Updated about 4 months ago
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Nicholas Orrange I like this a lot, I agree 100%
October 20, 2009 at 1:18pm
Thawab ‫ ثواب‬class is boring enough that I actually read
through one of your notes and it's really good brother,
congrats! :) but it's "Shame on you"... fix that!
October 21, 2009 at 2:20pm

A Ramadan Giift For You...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 11:47am

Harken! O you who was not content to sin throughout Rajab.
His rebellion against his Lord had to continue the duration of Sha’ban.
The month of fasting has now come to shade and shelter you,
Do not transform it also into a month of sinning.
Recite the Qur’an and glorify [God], with diligent assertion.
Indeed! It is a month for glorification and the Qur’an.
Deny your bodily appetites, seeking your soul’s salvation.
Eventually, the earth will consume the body.
How many deceased people have you known who fasted?
Amongst your family, neighbors, and brothers.
Death has erased them, leaving you behind.
Get serious [about your religion], for the living are quite close to the dead!
You take delight in the ‘Eid outfits being cut out now for the festival.
But soon they will be your burial shrouds.
How long will the person be happy with his worldly home?
Knowing that his ultimate home is the grave.[1]
Ibn Rajab Al Hambali

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Rami Abu Al Saud Jazak Allah khair for the thought of
tagging me brother. I really appretiate it. I hope we reap the
benefits of this blessed month insha'Allah.
August 19, 2009 at 12:17pm
Naima Bazina mashaAllah. Jazak Allahu khairan, Ramadan
Mobarak for you and your family too :-)

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August 19, 2009 at 5:52pm

The Quran: The Living Miracle of Islam

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Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 4:36pm
The Quran: The Living Miracle of Islam
Throughout the centuries, God has sent thousands of
Prophets to humanity to guide it from darkness to light.
God gave each prophet Miracles by which his people
could recognize his prophethood and distinguish him
from liars and charlatans.
However, each Prophet was sent to his people alone.
Thus the miracles performed by that prophet were for
the most part limited to the time and scope of his
community. Thus Moses Peace be Upon Him, who was sent as a warner and guide to the
Children of Israel, had miracles of a magical nature. His people believed in magic and
superstition, thus God have him miracles which no magician could explain and thus even the
sorcerers of Pharaoh himself admitted that the Miracles of Moses were of divine origin. Moses’
staff turned into a snake which devoured the fake illusions the sorcerers had used to deceive
people and his hand turned into a bright shining light witnessed by all. These miracles prompted
the Pharaoh’s greatest sorcerers, who were nothing more than illusionists, and the Children of
Israel, to believe in and support Moses. However, these miracles cannot be seen today. Moses
left no miracle which can be seen and validated by individuals in our time. His Miracles stopped
when his life ended.
Jesus Peace be Upon Him was also sent only to the Children of Israel. However, at his time, his
people specialized in medicine. Thus he was given a miracle of having the greatest medicinal
powers. He cured the leper and the blind with a touch of his hand. He even brought the dead
back to life—all with the permission of God. His people recognized that no doctor could perform
what Jesus did and thus his acts were of a miraculous nature and signs from God, that people
may recognize and support him. Nonetheless, none of those miracles can be seen today. When
Jesus left this earth, so did his miracles.
However, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) was sent as a Prophet and Messenger for
all Humanity. Thus for all people to be held accountable to his message his Miracle would have
to be visible to all people at all times, even after his death, that all people may recognize his
Prophethood. Thus he was given a book which in and of itself was a miracle. A Book which
would remain for all time, so people of all ages and nations could examine and witness its
miraculous nature. Had Prophet Muhammad’s greatest Miracle been an act, people could no
longer witness that act after its completion. However, the Quran can be seen and examined at
all times and thus remains as a proof for or against all people at all time.
What is the miraculous nature of the Quran? The following are a few general examples:
1. Its Authenticity
2. Its Ease of Memorization
3. Its linguistic Eloquence, Superiority, and Perfection.
4. Its lack of any internal, scientific, or historic contradictions.
5. Its Scientific Revelations
6. Its Prophecies
The first miracle is very important. A book can contain all the miracles in the world, yet if it is not
authentic, it is meaningless. The Quran remains the only book which claims divine origin that has
not been tempered with throughout history. Any Muslim who has studied the Quran has an
authentic chain of transmission with the names and biographies of each person who studied the
Quran from his teacher all the way back to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).
Muslims throughout the world read the exact same chapters, words, and letters, which Prophet
Muhammad peace be upon him, himself taught—nothing more or less. (Jonathan Brockopp).
Thus if one were to believe in God, The Quran remains the only unchanged holy book in human
history. One who believes in God would rationally assert that God has provided a pure
unadulterd message to guide humanity. The Quran remains the only such message.
The Quran’s preservation, transmission, and memorization is in itself miraculous even to the
secular person. No other book has remained unchanged throughout such a large period in
history and has spread so wide. Millions of people in every corner of the world have memorized
the entire book cover to cover. A person who cannot memorize even a few lines of poetry in
their own language can easily memorize an entire page of the Quran in twenty minutes and
retain it for life. It is normal for children as young as 7 to memorize the entire book. This is
miraculous in that no other book has remained unchanged throughout history and has spread
and been memorized to such an extent.
The Quran within itself challenges those who claim it was written by a human with the following:
“Or do they say, "He forged it"? say: "Bring then a Chapter like unto it, and call (to your aid)
anyone you can besides God , if it be ye speak the truth!"” (Translation of 10:38)
In other words, the Quran challenged the polytheist Arabs and all others, that if you claim this
book is not from God, then simply write just one Chapter as eloquent, powerful, and meaningful
as even the shortest chapter of the Quran. This challenge, to this day has never been met.
The Arabic language is known for its eloquence and beautiful poetry. The Arabs were masters
of linguistics, syntax, grammar, and poetry. Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was
illiterate. Nonetheless, no Arab has been able to write a book with the utter linguistic perfect of
the Quran
When Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) started preaching Islam he had the shortest
chapter of the Quran placed on the walls of the Holy Kaba in Mecca to be seen by all Arabs.
The Kaba had at that time the seven greatest poems written in Arabic on its walls. When the
poets heard that an illiterate person had placed what he claimed to be revelation on the Kaba
wall next to their great poetry, they were insulted and went to rip it off. However, each of
them, after reading the chapter from the Quran, ripped off their own work. The last poet

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however was angriest and scolded the others and went with the intention of ripping off the
chapter. However, when he read it, he stared at it and after many hours took out his pen. The
polytheists began celebrating assuming the poet had come up with more eloquence than the
Quran, however the poet simply wrote under the Quranic Chapter: “I swear by God, these are
no words of a human.”
Thus even the greatest enemies of Islam at the time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him,
conceded the words were too eloquent and deep to have been written by a human. And this
was what angered the polytheists the most, they rejected the Quran but had no explanation
for its origin. None could come up with any work as deep and eloquent as the simplest sentence
in the Quran. And to this day the Quran shakes and shocks Arab readers with its power and
eloquence. It is easily distinguishable from any other work. Modern linguistic scholars readily
admit that the Quran is the greatest literary work in any language:
"In making the present attempt to improve on the performance of my predecessors, and to
produce something which might be accepted as echoing however faintly the sublime rhetoric of
the Arabic Koran, I have been at pains to study the intricate and richly varied rhythms which apart from the message itself - constitute the Koran's undeniable claim to rank amongst the
greatest literary masterpieces of mankind... This very characteristic feature - 'that inimitable
symphony,' as the believing Pickthall described his Holy Book, 'the very sounds of which move
men to tears and ecstasy' - has been almost totally ignored by previous translators; it is
therefore not surprising that what they have wrought sounds dull and flat indeed in comparison
with the splendidly decorated original." -Arthur J. Arberry, THE KORAN INTERPRETED, London:
Oxford University Press, 1964, p. x.
"The above observation makes the hypothesis advanced by those who see Muhammad as the
author of the Qur'an untenable. How could a man, from being illiterate, become the most
important author, in terms of literary merits, in the whole of Arabic literature? How could he
then pronounce truths of a scientific nature that no other human being could possibly have
developed at that time, and all this without once making the slightest error in his
pronouncement on the subject?" -Maurice Bucaille, THE BIBLE, THE QUR'AN AND SCIENCE,
1978, p. 125.
To this day, scholars are in agreement that the Quran is the highest literary work and no
person has been able to write even a chapter with the linguistic integrity of the Quran. It is the
only linguistically perfect book in human history. When we write a book, improvements can
always be made. However, one cannot find one improvement or even synonym to change in
the Quran. No one has been able to write a book like it and the greatest enemies of Islam at
Prophet Muhammad’s time conceded that it was not the words of a human. The Quran itself is a
perfect linguistic miracle. This miracle of it is the most powerful for the Arabic reader whose
faith is born from and strengthened by the Quran’s mere vocal recitation. It is unheard of for a
person to recite or listen to the Quran in Arabic and say that it is the work of a human. It is
incomparable to any human work. Alas, one need to know Arabic to fully comprehend this. But
sufficient it is for a person of any language to know that the greatest Arabic linguists, even
those who hated Islam, recognized that no human has been able to write a book with the
depth, eloquence, and linguistic perfection of the Quran.
Another Challenge the Quran sets forth is:
“4:82. Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other Than God, they
would surely have found therein Much discrepancy.”
In other words, the Quran is saying find simply one internal, scientific, or historic contradiction
in the Quran. For it cannot be the word of God if it has any mistakes. The Bible has literally tens
of thousands of mistakes and contradictions. The Quran has none. It neither contradicts itself,
nor any well established scientific or historic fact.
Furthermore, it is filled with many scientific facts which were impossible to know in 6th century
Arabia. Many of these facts were no confirmed scientifically until very recently. And none of
them are incorrect. Thus many scholars of the secular sciences have made the following
statements regarding the Quran:
“...Muhammad .. could not read, didn’t know to write. - You have someone illiterate making
profound pronouncements - amazingly accurate about scientific nature. [so] many accuracies I have no difficulty in my mind that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to
these statements.” -– Dr. T. V. N. Persaud is Professor of Anatomy, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, and
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. There, he was the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy for
16 years. He is well-known in his field. He is the author or editor of 22 textbooks and has
published over 180 scientific papers.
• “I find it very interesting that this sort of information is in the ancient scriptures of the Holy
Quran, and I have no way of knowing where they would come from, but I think it is extremely
interesting that they are there and that this work is going on to discover it, the meaning of
some of the passages… I would think it [the Quran] must be from the divine being.”
– Dr. William W. Hay is a well-known marine scientist. He is Professor of Geological Sciences at
the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. He was formerly the Dean of the
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida,
USA.
• “It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Quran about human
development. It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God,
because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves
to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of God.”
– Dr. Keith Moore is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of
Toronto, Toronto, Canada. There, he was Associate Dean of Basic Sciences at the Faculty of
Medicine and for 8 years was the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy. In 1984, he
received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada, the J.C.B.
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• “Thinking where Muhammad came from . . . I think it is almost impossible that he could have
known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found
out within the last few years, with very complicated and advanced technological methods, that
this is the case…Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics fourteen
hundred years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind, for
instance, that the earth and the heavens had the same origin. “
– Dr. Alfred Kroner is one of the world’s renowned geologists. He is Professor of Geology and
the Chairman of the Department of Geology at the Institute of Geosciences, Johannes
Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
Since for the most part, people reading this will probably no be scientists, it seemed more
effective to quote what learned scientists have said regarding the Quran and science than
quoting the scientific verses themselves. But generally, the Quran discusses explains that the
universe was all one body and then God pulled it apart and continues to expand it (The Big
Bang); That mountains are like pegs in the earth to keep it stable (geologists explain that a
mountain, like a peg, is much deeper under ground than above the earth and inhibit earth
quakes). The Quran also goes into accurate detail describing the microscopic embryonic stages
of development and deep sea oceanography. These are but a few examples of how the Quran
in the 6th century explained scientific facts which otherwise were impossible to know until
recent technological advancements.
Furthermore, the Quran is filled with many prophecies and historic narratives that were recently
verified. The Quran contained many historic accounts which were unknown in Arabia at that
time and were only recently confirmed through archeological study. It also prophesized that
Abu Lahab would never become muslim. Sure enough he heard those verses and died as a
polytheist when even stauncher enemies of Islam had became Muslim. It also prophesied that
Rome would defeat Persia within 9 years after the Persians nearly annihilated the Roman army.
It also prophesized the one day, people from all over the world using every means of transport
would come perform the Hajj; that no two people have the same fingerprints; That The Quran
would never be lost or changed; That Muhammad would peacefully conquer Mecca; That
specific powerful individuals (like Al Mugharia) would be ruined and specific week individuals
would become very powerful. These are but a few prophecies all of which have come true. It is
important to keep in mind that not one prophecy or scientific claim of the Quran was ever found
to be false.
The fact that a book presented by an illiterate man in 6th century Arabia has been unmatched
by even the greatest linguistic scholars, and that it contains profound scientific, historic, and
prophetic statements, which were unknowable at the time all indicate that the Quran does not
have human origin. This coupled with the profound effect of how it has changed the hearts of
all who hear and understand its beautiful and powerful message in calling towards the
recognition and honor of Our One Creator and the establishment of peace, love and justice,
makes it undeniably the word of Our Creator.

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The Bottom Line on Gay Marriage

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Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 12:20am
Do homosexuals have the right to marry each other? There are many ways to approach this
question: logical, moral, societal, linguistic, cultural, philosophic, religious, legal, and so on.
Thus, that question can and should be asked in a simpler form so as to avoid unnecessary
complications: Does a man have a right to marry another man? Does a woman have a right to
marry another woman? In other words, and even more simply, we are asking “does a person
have the right to marry whomsoever they wish?”
Thus this issue becomes a much broader and the question more basic: Who can limit or define
marriage? By answering that question we will then have the answer to the following questions:
Can a person marry someone of the same sex? Of the same family? Of a different species? Can
one person be in marriage to more than one person at the same time? The answers to all these
questions simply lie in how we define marriage and thus depends on where the limits and
authority of marriage are derived from.
If we were to assume that the limits and authority of marriage are derived from man, then the
answer, irrespective of moral, spiritual, and societal health, is that marriage is whatever society
chooses it to be. For society represents the collective vision of man and marriage is a societal
institution.
However, this assumes that there exists no higher power than that of society. If society
creates a governing body and relegates all authority to that governing body, than that body
ultimately has the authority to regulate and define marriage, which would be nothing more than
a societal construct delegated to government supervision.
However, if one believes in an even higher power, in God, then marriage is whatever God
decides it to be. That is because by accepting that God exists, we are accepting that He is the
Ultimate Sovereign. That He is the All-Knowing, All-Wise, All-Just, All-Capable. Thus whatever
he ordains is:
1. Right
2. In our best interest
3. Is to be followed as he is the supreme law maker and owner of all that exists.
It would be irrational to accept that God, the Ultimate Sovereign exists and yet to define
anything in contradiction to how He has defined it. Thus if you accept that God exists, then he
alone has the right to set the limits and definition of marriage. Whatever God, the Owner, the
King, the Judge, makes permissible, is permissible, whatever he prohibits, is off limits.
Thus for example, if God says marriage is solely between a man and women, or, if He permits
polygamy, then so be it. Who are we to question God? A slave has no authority to question the
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In studying all the Abrahmic faiths, it is clear without a doubt, that homosexuality like premarital sex, is considered a terrible sin. In fact, all Abrahamic faiths prohibit anal sexual
intercourse even between a husband and wife. The faiths also prohibit all types of homosexual
activity not to mention that they clearly do not authorize marriage based upon such a sin. All
Abrahamic faiths clearly and unequivocally prohibit homosexuality, premarital sex, and
homosexual marriage.
Thus for one to accept the God of Abraham, and yet to accept homosexual marriage is
irrational. If one believes in God as taught by Abraham, then he simply cannot support
homosexual marriage, for that is to go against the very teachings that person believes God has
ordained.
One cannot claim to be a devout follower of the Abrahamic faiths and yet go against one of the
basic teachings these faith teach about the laws of God. It is also irrational to believe that God
exists, yet that his truth is not found within one of the Abrahamic, faiths for God did not create
humanity in vain and leave us in blindness.
Since all the orthodox teachings of all the Abrahamic faiths prohibit homosexuality and God’s
message is highly likely found within the Abrahamic faiths, one cannot simultaneously believe
God exists yet support homosexual marriage.
And that is what the marriage argument simply comes down to. If God exists, the answer is
clear. If one does not believe that God exists, then he can arbitrarily decide what marriage is.
But if a person accepts the existence of God, then there is really no room for debate. The
answer is clear.
It is shocking to see how this issue has become such a large debatable question, when it really
just comes down to whether one believes in God or not.
With that in mind, I can comment on the side that keeping marriage to a husband and wife does
not go against the US constitution, but that is really a secondary argument to the one just
mentioned.
Marring someone of the same sex was never a fundamental right protected in this country and
thus prohibiting such an act would not violate the substantive due process clause. Furthermore,
prohibiting ALL men from marring ANY man, and prohibiting ALL Women from marrying ANY
woman, does not violate the equal protection clause since it does not discriminate against any
one. All people are treated equally. Thus there is no constitutional argument for the mandatory
allowance of homosexual marriage.
This argument however, is unnecessary, since this issue really comes down to weather a
person believes in God or not. If he does, then the Abrahamic faiths agree, the only legitimate
sexual relationship in God’s eyes is that between a man and women who have dedicated their
lives to another before God through marriage.

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THE GRANDCHILDREN OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS FROM WORLD WAR
II ARE DOING TO THE PALESTINIANS EXACTLY WHAT WAS DONE TO
THEM BY NAZIS

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 4:12pm
THE GRANDCHILDREN OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS FROM WORLD WAR II ARE DOING TO THE
PALESTINIANS EXACTLY WHAT WAS DONE TO THEM BY NAZI GERMANY…
BUILDING WALLS & FENCES TO KEEP PEOPLE IN PRISONS

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CHECK POINTS NOT TO ALLOW PEOPLE BASIC FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

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ARRESTS & HARASSMENTS

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DESTROYING HOMES & LIVELIHOODS

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GIFTS (WITH LOVE) FROM THE CHILDREN OF PEACE-LOVING & CIVILIZED COUNTRIES

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THE CLASSIC PROPAGANDA MACHINE - YOU WILL FIND THE PICTURE IN BLACK & WHITE IN
ALL AMERICAN AND SOME OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES HISTORY BOOKS,
ENCYCLOPAEDIAS, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS… THAT DEPICTS A YOUNG JEWISH BOY WITH HIS
HANDS UP WHILE NAZI TROOPS POINT THEIR GUNS AT HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO
EXPEL THEM FROM THEIR HOMES… (IT’S SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU SYMPATHIZE WITH THE
VICTIMS & TO SUPPORT THEIR CAUSE FOR JUSTICE & A HOMELAND)

THE ISRAELIS PRACTICE THE SAME TACTICS]

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In Memory of one of the flt. 3407 Victems...

S hare

Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 12:13am

Dear brothers and sisters,

I want to report sad news to you. One of those we lost their lives in the tragic accident of the
plane last night was Mrs Suzan Wailey a Kantor at the Temple Beth Am at Sheridan Drive.
Suzane was very exceptional person, she is very spiritual person. Many of her poems that she
read at their prayer service on Friday evenings were for Mawlana Jalalu Diin Al Rumi a spiritual
Muslim teacher from the 12 century. Also Suzane organized the children program between
Muslim and Jewish children and she hosted this program in Temple beth Am few month ago.
Many of our community children participated in the program including my children.

Suzane was always a peace loving person that tried to bring our communities together in WNY.
I had a lunch with her few weeks ago and she mentioned to me how sad she is with the loss of
innocent lives in the conflict in Gaza and Israel and then she had tears in her eyes when she
mentioned the Palestinian children.

Suzane was a great friend of all communities including the Muslim community so she is a great
loss for us as it is for the Jewish community and for the all communities of WNY. She is also a
great loss for peace loving people in the world.

Suzane conducts Wednesday evening teaching program for Jewish teenagers and she asked
me to teach Islam in her class next month as part of her vision to promote understanding and
love among communities.

The Muslim community and all communities, and sincere people who promote respect of
diversity, cultural compatibility, true understanding among the family of humanity will feel the
great loss of Suzane.

We pray to Suzane and to all victims who lost their lives in this tragic accidents and all
tragedies. And we will tell you that you are in our hearts and prayers and the best thing we can
do to honor you is to continue the work that we started to gether to bring our communities
together and promote peace and love here and abroad.

Peace, salam to you and all peace loving people in this world.
Dr. Othman Shibly

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Anya Gonzalez May G-d give peace and great strength to
her family and loved ones. You will be greatly missed and I
hope that your work in both of our communities continue and
help us get past our differences and conflicts and bring
understanding, peace and interconnectedness in a world that is
full with conflict, hate and prejudices. A great light has been
diminished.
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ISRAELI SOLDIERS SHOT PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS IN COLD BLOOD

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Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 4:45pm
Quil Lawrence, The World, PRI, 1/21/09
Two weeks ago Khaled Abed Drabo was trapped inside
his house several days into the Israeli ground offensive.
Artillery shells hammered his neighborhood east of the
Jabaliya refugee camp. Three tanks parked outside his
front door, and loudspeakers announced that civilians
should leave the area.
Khaled says that’s when his wife, mother and three
daughters stepped outside the front door waving white
flags. They stood on the front steps for five minutes
waiting for instructions from the Israeli soldiers only 10
yards away. But instead, Khaled says, a soldier
appeared on one of the tank turrets, raised his rifle and
began shooting. All three of the girls fell.
Khaled’s mother was shot in the upper left arm and
abdomen. Recovering at her brother’s house, she tells
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each one.” The women fled back into the house
dragging the bleeding little girls. Suad, 7 years old, died
immediately from bullets to her chest. 2-year-old Amal survied a few moments longer. “She was
asking her mother for candy and chips. Then her mother asked her: ‘Do you love me?’ She said:
‘Yes.’ Then she died.”

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Zeyad Saeed Wow. The last sentence got to me
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Mohammed Islam damn..
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THE TRUE CONCEPT OF ISLAM

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10:33pm
This lecture was given by his Eminence Sheikh Ahmad Kuftaro in an Islamic conference in
Buffalo, New York,
23-27 May 1997.
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Praise be to God, The Lord and Sustainer of the worlds, and may God’s blessings and peace be
on our master Prophet Muhammad, who was sent as a mercy to all creatures — a guide, a
preacher, a deliverer of glad tidings and a warner —, and on his family and companions.
Islam came to complete man’s happiness and guidance. God says in the Holy Qur’an:
“We did not send you except as a mercy for all creatures.” Chapter 21, The Prophets, verse
107
Islam cares for all humanity. It aims at turning the world into a better more virtuous place by
guiding humanity towards those things that makes it happy. This is evident in Islam’s guarantee
of many rights in the fields of knowledge, education, and well-being. It is further evident in
Islam’s advocating for the unity of humanity, and in overall caring for human rights, starting
from supporting and liberating women, defending freedom of thought and belief, protecting
one’s lineage, and advocating peaceful coexistence between Muslims and members of other
religions.
1. Islam’s Guarantee of the Right of Knowledge
Islam has come to awake people from a state of ignorance to a state of knowledge. The
messenger of God, peace be upon him, said, “Seeking knowledge is an obligation on every
Muslim.” He also said, “My followers are all either scholars or students.”
Through such a guarantee, Islam has set a great rule by making knowledge available for
everyone and not limiting it to a certain group. This great rule is clearly revealed when the
prophet asked, “Why do some people not educate, preach and give advice to their neighbours?
Enjoin the good and forbid them from evil!”
In this tradition, the Prophet clearly shows that scholars are responsible for teaching, educating
and enjoining good and forbidding evil. There is also an obligation and responsibility on the
ignorant to learn and get knowledge since the Prophet asked, “Why do some people not learn
and discern from their neighbours? If they don’t, God will surely punish them in their worldly life
before they die.”
This prophetic guidance shows the obligation to learn and teach in the Islamic system. Not only
that, Islam also makes clear the negation of good from those who do not learn. The Prophet
said, “Two categories of people share the same reward: the teacher and the learner, and there
is no good in other than them.”
2. Islam’s Guarantee of the Right to Education and Morality
Islam considers moral education and fighting evil as social obligations, which can be attained by
all individuals working together in society. Therefore, the knowledgeable should teach others,
and the rich should pay money to the poor. God says:
“Let the man of means spend according to his means.” Chapter 65, The Divorce, verse 7
3. Islam’s Guarantee of Decent Living and Well-Being for Citizens Regardless of their Religion
Islam aims to turn people from being poor into being rich, so it fights against poverty rather
than the poor in the same way as it does against disbelief. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon
him, said, “Poverty is almost a cause for disbelief” and in another narration, “Being in need is
almost a cause for disbelief.”
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, reminded his noble companions of the favour of
becoming rich because of his company. He said, “Did I not find you poor and God made you rich
through me?”
He also turned society into a cooperating power and a force for mutual assistance in struggling
against poverty and helping the poor. He said, “He who goes to bed with a full stomach
knowing that his very neighbour is starving has never believed in me.” Narrated by Al-Bazzaz
and Al-Tabarani.
This rule is considered as a law and a belief for people to embrace and act upon. In addition,
one of his legislations was to enrich the poor by assigning them a prescribed portion of the
money of the rich. The prophet said, “A charity is to be taken from the rich and be given (paid)
to the poor.”
Islam does all of that not only for poor Muslims but also extends it to members of other religions
living in the Muslim state. Once when Prophet Muhammad was giving charity to people, a Jew
came up to him and asked for a share. The Prophet refused to give him any, saying, “You are
not a follower of my religion.” The man went sadly away. How could the Prophet refuse to give
to the poor Jew while he was sent as a mercy for all creatures? Immediately, the Prophet
received a revelation with a new legislation supporting human rights and announcing the
universal brotherhood of the human race:
“It is not required of you (O Muhammad) to set them on the right path, but God sets on the
right path whom He pleases. Whatever of good you give benefits your own souls, and you shall
only do so seeking the face of God. Whatever good you give shall not be dealt with unjustly.”
Chapter 2, The Cow, verse 272
and
“And they feed, for the love of God, the indigent, the orphan and the captive.” Chapter 76,
Time or Man, verse 8
though the captive in the Islamic state is not a Muslim.
4. Islam’s Guarantee of the Unity of People

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Islam came to convert the Arabs from a state of disunity into a state of unity. The Prophet,
peace be upon him, said, “The believers are similar to one body in their love, sympathy and
feeling for each other. If one part of it feels pain, the whole body suffers from fever and lack
of sleep.” Narrated by Muslim.
The Prophet also mentioned the favour of Islam on Arabs because it united them after they
were scattered tribes. He said, “Did I not find you going astray and disunited, and then God
guided you and united you through me?” Narrated by Bukhari.
5. Islam’s Guarantee of Human Rights
In this field, the Prophet, peace be upon him, taught us to respect human beings. Once a
funeral procession of a Jewish man passed by the Prophet, and he stood up out of respect.
The companions of the Prophet told him, “O messenger of God, the deceased is a Jew.”
Prophet Muhammad replied, “Isn’t he a human being?” Narrated by Bukhari. By this response,
the Prophet, peace be upon him, educated the whole society to respect human rights as an
Islamic behaviour and a reality in the life of Islamic society.
6. Islam’s Guarantee of Liberating and Supporting Women
For the first time in history and just with the advent of Islam, oppressed women, who were
always deprived of their rights, had come to the stage of being liberated and given their rights.
It was something new and unique in history; it had never happened before.
Before Islam, female babies used to be buried alive while others were deprived of their rights in
sharing the family property and inheritance. When Islam came, killing females was strongly
disapproved of and forbidden. God says in the Holy Qur’an:
“When the female (infant), buried alive, is questioned by God for what crime she was killed.”
Chapter 81, The Folding Up, verses 8–9
Also, Islam gives women their rights in family inheritance. God says:
“There is a share for men and a share for women from what is left by parents and those
nearest relatives.” Chapter 4, The Women, verse 7
God also promises a great and distinctive reward for those who honour women. The Prophet,
peace be upon him, said, “He who has three daughters and endures the difficulties of raising
them up patiently will be rewarded with Paradise because of his mercy towards them.” A man
asked, “O messenger of God, what if I have only two daughters?” Another asked, “Or only one
daughter?” The prophet said, “Even if it is only one daughter.” Narrated by Al-Hakem.
This brief tradition, which is very great in its ramifications, has changed society so drastically
that believers always prefer to have girls in order to get that great reward from God.
Islam has also given women the right to claim their rights. It happened that Khawlah bint
Thaalabah, the wife of Aws bin Al-Samit, complained to the Prophet about her husband saying,
“O messenger of God, he married me when I was a beautiful young lady, and now that I have
got old and my looks have changed through having many children, he has divorced me by zihar
(swearing to consider me as his mother and never to have relations with me as a wife),” which
was a common nasty habit among Arab husbands who wanted to desert their wives at home
before the advent of Islam. So she asked the Prophet to help her by finding a solution or
permission, but the Prophet, peace be upon him, said that nothing was revealed to him on this
matter. In another narration, he told her he thought she was divorced, and that was it. Yet,
she kept arguing with him, telling him that her husband did not utter the words of divorce. Then
she complained directly to God, raising her head to heaven and supplicating God in the following
words: “O God, to You I complain about my distress. O God, send your Prophet a solution for
me.” She did not leave until God revealed some verses concerning her problem. The Prophet,
peace be upon him, said, “O Khawlah, be happy and rejoice.” She asked, “Why?” and then he
recited to her the newly revealed verses at once:
“God has indeed heard (and accepted) the statement of the woman who pleads with you
concerning her husband and carries her complaints (in prayer) to God. God always hears the
arguments between both sides among you for God hears and sees all things.
If any men among you divorce their wives by zihar (calling them their mothers), they cannot be
their mothers. None can be their mothers except those who gave birth to them. In fact, they
use words both iniquitous and false, but truly God is one that blots out sins and forgives (again
and again).
But those who divorce their wives by zihar and then wish to go back on the words they uttered
should free a slave before they touch each other. That is an admonition to you, and God is well
acquainted with all that you do.
And if any has not (the wherewithal), he should fast for two months consecutively before they
touch each other. But if any is unable to do so, he should feed sixty indigent people. That is in
oder that you may show your faith in God and His Apostle. Those are the limits (set by God).
For those who reject Him, there is a grievous penalty.” Chapter 58, The Woman Who Pleads,
verses 1–4
The story finished, but the verses were kept by God in the Qur’an as a deterrent to every
husband who does the same to his wife.
7. Islam and Other Heavenly Religions
FREEDOM OF THOUGHT
O brothers, God sent Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, with the message of knowledge
and human civilization. That message is complementary to the previous heavenly messages; it is
the seal and last one of them. The Prophet, peace be upon him, expressed that when he said,
“The prophets before me and I are comparable to a man who built a very beautiful house
except that he missed one brick in a corner. When people went around the house, they
admired it greatly saying, ‘If only a brick was put in that open place to complete the whole
construction.’ I am comparable to that brick.” Narrated by Bukhari.
So, Islam came to complete what previous prophets started. It did not call for extorting from
Christians and Jews their Books and religions. On the contrary, it glorifies Jesus, Moses and
their revealed books, and presents its heavenly, true and genuine meaning. God says:
“O you people of the Book, believe in what we revealed (now), confirming what was already
with you.” Chapter 3, The Women, verse 47
He also says:
“It is the truth, confirming what is with them.” Chapter 2, The Cow, verse 91
Dr. Robert Craine (Farouq Abdul-Hakk) told me that he almost hated Christ as seen through the
eyes of the church when he was Christian, but he loved him after he converted to Islam. He
loved the Christ mentioned in the Qur’an.
O Brothers, this is Islam, which has completed what previous prophets started. God says in the
Holy Qur’an:
“This day I have perfected your religion for you.” Chapter 5, The Table Spread, verse 3
So Islam is the assembly of heavenly religions since it places the last brick in that great wall of
heavenly construction.
Islam aims at building a perfect and virtuous Islamic society as the centre of attraction for the
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“Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right
and forbidding what is wrong. They are the ones who attain felicity.” Chapter 3, The Family of
Imran, verse 104
“Invite all to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching.” Chapter 16, The Bee,
verse 125
When the Arabs accepted Islam and made it their way of life, their enmity changed into
harmony and love, their brutality and savagery into softness, leniency and mercy, and their
illiteracy and ignorance into knowledge. Thanks to their first teacher Prophet Muhammad, peace
be upon him, they became as God describes them in the Holy Qur’an:
“You are the best of people ever raised up for mankind.” Chapter 3, The Family of Imran, verse
110
and as described by Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: “They are so scholarly and wise
that they are almost prophets.” Narrated by Al-Hakem.
This is the real Islam, with its concrete law, which is unfortunately lost even among some of its
own followers. They fail to understand and practise it the way they ought to. Shouldn’t Muslims
answer the call of God and follow His orders in practising the following Qur’anic verse:
“Invite all to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching.” Chapter 16, The Bee,
verse 125
O Brothers, the understanding of Islam has been distorted over the centuries even among its
own followers. After being united, Muslims have broken into many sects. Most followers of an
Islamic sect or school of thought see the followers of another sect or school of thought as
followers of a different religion, as if every school has become a different Islam, even though
the leaders of those Islamic schools were not fanatic. All of them invited followers to seek the
truth. They used to say, “Any right thought is my school of thought,” or “My way of thinking is
to agree on every correct thought.” They considered the other schools as interpretative
schools whose interpretations can be accepted or refused. All of those schools can be of great
benefit for Muslims.
So, we should go back to the real Islam, which is derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah
(sound traditions and the way of life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him), and address
people in the right time, place and circumstances, following the Qur’anic wisdom and using the
prophetic education whose fruit is what the Prophet says about his companions: “They are so
scholarly and wise that they are almost prophets.” Narrated by Al-Hakem.
This is the pure concept of Islam in its reality and essence. I pray to God to inspire us to feel
this duty, which is the duty from God to establish a community of knowledge, wisdom and
purity, not only in one country but in the whole world. Finally, I ask God to respond to our
hopes, and all praise be to Him.

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