Ramadan 2012, The 13th Day

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I will not let the deeds of any doer among you go to waste, male or female—you are both the same in that respect. Those who have left their homes and were driven from their homes, and [who] suffered harm in My Way and fought and were killed, I will erase their bad actions and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, as a reward from Allah. The best of all rewards is with Allah. (Surah Al 'Imran, 195)

Whoever meets Allah, without associating partners with Him, will enter Paradise; and whoever meets Him as one who associated anything with Him, will enter the Fire. (Muslim)

A woman and a man are both lower selves. They are souls. They are both beings that come into being by Allah’s breathing into them. Consequently they have both the very same rights. A woman divorces as she wishes, if she considers him to be abnormal and insincere. If he is far removed from faith and religion, she divorces him. Even if she does not divorce, their marriage becomes legally invalid. (A9 TV, February 20, 2012)

The Qur'an Addresses Men And Women In The Same Manner

Every society knows all of the traditional arguments about women's ideal role and place. Their social status and importance in the family, whether or not they should work, and other social issues have been discussed seemingly forever. For Muslims, these issues were settled by the Qur'an: Men and women are equal. The facts that men and women have different physical builds and that women are generally weaker than men are irrelevant and cannot be used to reduce women's value.

What truly matters in Islamic morality is not whether someone is male or female, but whether or not he or she is a believer who fears and respects Allah. Each believer is expected to strive to live by the Qur'an's morality, for the results of this struggle are what Allah values and will measure in the Hereafter. Allah reveals the qualities that all Muslims, male or female, should have:

The men and women of the believers are friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong, keep up prayer and give the alms [zakat], and obey Allah and His Messenger. They are the people on whom Allah will have mercy. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat at-Tawba, 71)

As Allah reveals, all Muslims, regardless of their gender, have the same responsibilities: to worship Allah, live according to the Qur'an's morality, command good and prevent evil, and abide by the Qur'an's rules. Allah promises everyone who fears and respects the limits that He has established for humanity that He will give them the ability to distinguish right from wrong:

O you who believe! If you have fear of [and respect] Allah, He will give you discrimination, erase your bad actions, and forgive you. Allah's favor is indeed immense. (Surat al-Anfal, 29)

Any man or woman who acts on the impulses of the intellect derived from belief can achieve success in many areas. This depends on their will, motivation, and persistence. Believers never rest on their laurels, for it is part of Islamic morality to always strive to be more intelligent, talented, responsible, and virtuous, as well as to seek to always improve upon their character. Allah reveals that believers pray to Him for a character that will make them role models for those around them.

Islam states that men and women are totally equal. For both of them, it all depends on their ability to exceed what is expected of them by realizing the full potential of their character and personality, and by fulfilling their responsibilities. For this reason, believing women do not struggle for equality with men, but exert themselves in the race to do good, defined in the Qur'an as the effort to win Allah's good pleasure. For this end, they race to become the person most loved by Allah so that they may win His good pleasure and be the nearest to Him.

The equality between men and women is also seen in the fact that Allah gives them equal rights in this world:

Every soul will taste death. We test you with both good and evil as a trial. And you will be returned to Us. (Surat al-Anbiya', 35)

Allah gave each man and woman a fixed number of years, holds them both responsible for their choices, gave them a sense of right and wrong, and made their base instincts and Satan their enemies. He also reminds men and women that no one will be treated unjustly as regards the rewards they are to receive on Earth as well as in the Hereafter:

"Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and will recompense them according to the best of what they did" (Surat an-Nahl, 97)

Looking at the Qur'an in general, we see that men and women are addressed in the same manner. This is yet another indication that Allah is concerned only with a person's true and heart-felt belief and not his or her age or gender. In this respect, the Qur'an addresses men and women together and reminds them that they have the same responsibilities. There are many such verses, among them:

"Anyone, male or female, who does right actions and believes, will enter the Garden. They will not be wronged by so much as the tiniest speck(Surat an-Nisa, 124)

When revealing things about unbelievers, Allah also addresses them in the same manner. He reveals that unbelievers and hypocrites of both genders will be treated alike. For example:

Allah has promised the men and women of the hypocrites and unbelievers the Fire of Hell, remaining in it timelessly, forever. It will suffice them. Allah has cursed them. They will have an everlasting punishment. (Surat at-Tawba, 68)

As these verses make clear, men and women are equal in their trial on Earth as well as in the reward they receive in the Hereafter.

A Response To The Claim That ''If Students Do Not Learn About Evolution They Can Never Learn About The Diversity İn Nature''

The idea that “If students do not learn about evolution they can never learn about the diversity in nature” is part of the mass hypnosis that Darwinists are trying to perpetrate. Darwinists spread the deceptive idea that someone who is ignorant of evolution can never know about the diversity in nature in order to spread the fraud that “evolution is part of science” and use that fraud in order to place evolution permanently in school curricula.

The fact is, however, that it is evolution that prevents people appreciating and understanding the extraordinary structures and glorious variety in life. It is impossible to be aware of beauty and appreciate its extraordinary nature if one is under the spell of a false religion that conditions people with the idea that everything is purposeless and random. It is certainly impossible to appreciate beauty as beauty, understand it, be affected by it and feel admiration for it so long as it is not appreciated.

Evolution is therefore like a plague that prevents people seeing and grasping the magnificent and glorious diversity and beauty on Earth.

It is impossible for people who believe in themselves to be descended from animals, who live devoid of purpose or spirit in an empty and aimless world, to delight in and appreciate, despite all its glory, the loveliness of a nature that they believed came about by chance as the result of accidents and errors. Even if they praise the beauty of nature, to whom can they direct that praise? Such people’s false god is unconscious, random and aimless chance. It is therefore impossible for someone who believes in evolution to love nature and draw any conclusions from it.

It is only possible to comprehend the glory in nature if Almighty Allah, the Creator of all beauty, so ordains. Only then can one appreciate and admire the beauty before one. Only then can one know He to Whom these beauties belong and understand that all praise must be directed toward Almighty Allah. One will then rejoice to think that these delights will never vanish but will exist for all eternity and in the most perfect and delightful forms in the hereafter. Only then can one attach meaning to and appreciate beauty.

Allah has created all entities. They are all under Allah’s knowledge and protection. The diversity on Earth is the artistry of Omniscient and Almighty Allah. Every detail exhibits glorious beauty so that one can appreciate Almighty Allah. Properly appreciating and understanding the extraordinary beauty in nature is a privilege bestowed on those who understand and appreciate Allah, in other words, on believers.

In conclusion, the imposition of a child is wrong in this regard, as it is on so many others. A child can only understand and appreciate the glory in nature if he is able to understand and appreciate the greatness of Almighty Allah. Allah tells us that for those who understand and appreciate our Lord’s might and greatness and who look through the eyes of faith, there are “signs,” or evidence, in each and every detail:

Allah is He Who raised up the heavens without any support – you can see that – and then established Himself firmly on the Throne. He made the sun and moon subservient, each running for a specified term. He directs the whole affair. He makes the Signs clear so that hopefully you will be certain about the meeting with your Lord.

It is He Who stretched out the earth and placed firmly embedded mountains and rivers in it and made two types of every kind of fruit. He covers over day with night. There are Signs in that for people who reflect.In the earth there are diverse regions side by side and gardens of grapes and cultivated fields, and palm-trees sharing one root and others with individual roots, all watered with the same water. And We make some things better to eat than others. There are Signs in that for people who use their intellect. (Surat a-Ra’d, 2-4)

It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then established Himself firmly on the Throne. He knows what goes into the earth and what comes out of it, what comes down from heaven and what goes up into it. He is with you wherever you are – Allah sees what you do. (Surat al-Hadid, 4)

An Increase In The Number Of Earthquakes

Doomsday will not come until earthquakes multiply, strife appears, and murders increase. (Portents of Doomsday, p. 109)

Our Prophet (saas) stated in the above hadith that “a rise in the number of earthquakes” will be a sign that the End Times is nigh. Indeed, the twentieth century went down in history as one in which many thousands of people lost their lives in earthquakes. The devastating earthquake in Kobe (Japan), and those that followed one after the other in Turkey, Taiwan, Greece, and Mexico, are important signs.

There will be earthquakes in my community. Ten thousand, twenty thousand, thirty thousand people will die. Allah will make this a counsel for the taqwa, a mercy on believers and a suffering for unbelievers. (Ibn ‘Asakır, Geleceğin Tarihi 1(History of the Future 1), Orhan Baytan, Mevsim Publishings, p. 81)

The days when you can find no homes to shelter you or animals to carry you have come close. Earthquakes will demolish your houses. (Barzanji, Al-Isha`ah, p. 146)

If you see the caliphate has descended to the Holy Land, (al-ard al-muqaddasa) know that earthquakes, afflictions, and great events are nigh. On that day, Doomsday is closer to humanity than this hand is to my head. (Sunan Abu Dawud)

When the generations that follow my community insult those who went before (with various pretexts and excuses), expect red winds, earthquakes and changes of appearance (metamorphosis or stones raining from the sky). (Tirmidhi Hadiths, Fitan 39, p. 2211)

In the End Times, when amusements and dancers appear and alcohol is said to be permitted, there will be collapse; it will rain stones; and people will change their appearance. (Sahl Ibn Sa`d, Ahmad Diya’ al-Din al-Kamushkhanawi,Rumuz al-Ahadith, 2:302/8)

Doomsday will not take place until knowledge vanishes, earthquakes multiply, time is shortened, strife appears, and murders flourish. (Sahih Bukhari, Ibn Majah)

 

2012-07-08 19:31:01

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