He is Allah – there is no god but Him. He is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Merciful, the Most erciful. He is Allah – there is no god but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace, the Trustworthy, the Safeguarder, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Supremely Great.Glory be to Allah above all they associate with Him. (Surat al-Hashr, 22)
The Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) opposed all forms of racism
The Prophet Muhammad upheld justice in his time and rejected the ignorant belief, which considered some people superior to others because of their language, race, social status or ethnicity. That is because such discrimination is severely condemned in the Qur'an. "Racism," as defined in our day, is an idea Allah prohibits in the Qur'an, but which receives extensive support in ignorant societies. One of the divine purposes in the creation of the different races is "that they should come to know each other." In the Sight of Allah, all people are equal, and the only superiority anyone can have over anyone else is his fear of Allah and faith in Him.
The Prophet Muhammad also declared to his people, who committed racism, that ethnic differences had no importance and that everyone was equal in the eyes of Allah. He repeatedly underlined that all that mattered was having sincere faith.
The Prophet Muhammad also told people that Allah created man from nothing, that everyone is created equal and that everyone will give account of his deeds all alone before Allah. For this reason, he added that it would be a great wrong to look for superiority in one's descent.
The Prophet commanded thus:
(All of) you are children of Adam, and Adam is from dust. Let some men cease to take pride in others.(i)
The Prophet stated that no criteria except for heedfulness are acceptable:
Your descent is nothing to be proud of. Nor does it bring you superiority. O people! All of you are the children of Adam. You are like equal wheat grains in a bowl ... No one has any superiority over anyone else, except in religion and heedfulness. In order to consider someone a wicked person, it suffices that he humiliates other people, is mean with money, bad-tempered and exceeds the limits.(ii)
Throughout his life, the Prophet Muhammad advised his people to set aside their ignorant and perverse values and to live by the Qur'an. In the Qur'an, racist attitudes are defined as "fanatical rage," and people's ambitious attitudes are criticised. A related verse reads:
Those who disbelieve filled their hearts with fanatical rage-the fanatical rage of the Time of Ignorance-and Allah sent down serenity to His Messenger and to the believers, and obliged them to respect the formula of heedfulness which they had most right to and were most entitled to. Allah has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Fath, 26)
Muslims who obeyed Allah's call in the above verse led their lives in peace and security, both during the Blessed Period of the first community of Islam and in succeeding ages when just administrators reigned.
(i) Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (r.a.), Ahmad, Abu Dawud, 4/331
(ii) Mosnad Ahmad, 4/158, Ibn Qasir, 4/218
The only substance known to have shape memory in nature: Spider thread
“He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth…” (Surat al-Anam, 101)
In physics, “shape memory alloy” is an alloy that “remembers” its original, cold-forged shape: returning the pre-deformed shape by heating. This miraculous property occurs while giving heat to metal or in environments where higher temperatures are available. However shape memory is an innate function for spider-spun threads.
The spider thread, the unique structure in nature known to be able to revert its original shape without being exposed to any external effect, is produced by 6 different silk secreted from 6 different sacs. In order to measure the strength of the thread, scientists hanged a spider known as Araneus diadematus and another small object with the same weight with an angle of 90 degree to three threads made up of different materials and twisted them. In this state they recorded how long it took for them to return to their original states. The conclusions were;
Kevlar polymer thread used in bullet-proof vests provides sufficient flexibility yet it could decrease the effect of twisting at a minimum level.
Copper thread had difficulty to return to its original shape and after a few turns it almost came to the point of breaking.
The silk of Araneus diadematus regained its original shape in a very short time.
Let’s think about someone who tries to descend from a high place with the help of a rope. During the descent the rope will constantly twist, turn to right and left and render the action difficult. However such a situation does not hold true for spiders. Fibrils making up the net of the spider prevent the spider to have difficulty while sliding down. This way spider slides down silently in a stable fashion. What offers this opportunity to the spider is the “shape memory” of the thread.
Our Lord created the spider thread which is incomparably stronger and flexible than all other threads with a unique molecular structure that endows it “shape memory”. The molecular structure of proteins making up the silk interpenetrates in a complex fashion. This molecular structure renders the thread resistant against turning. It absorbs the force of distortion and twisting and ensures that it regains its original shape by relaxing after the twist. This way the weight hanging at the end of the rope does not turn right and left because of being subject to the effect of twisting.
The shape memory in nitinol alloy used in industry
The nickel-titanium alloys commercialized under the trade name of Nitinol is the alloy that displays the closest resemblance to the shape memory spider thread possesses in nature.
This metal alloy has features resembling the spider thread but contrary to the spider thread nitinol must be heated up to 90 degree Celsius to make it revert to its initial shape. Nitinol that changes shape according to the given heat can convert into two different shapes or crystal structure.
Accordingly nitinol deforms at temperatures lower than 90 degree Celsius but at higher temperatures it can revert to its original shape. This conversion occurs by linear or planar sliding of atoms over one another.
Even if deformed or distorted, when Nitinol is heated over the temperatures needed for the conversion, atoms which previously changed their places readily slide to their initial locations in the softened structure. This ensures that metal reverts to its original shape.
The place of metals with shape memory in our life
Our All-Mighty Lord offers us many blessings in this world. Metals with shape memory are among these blessings. This property of metals makes it possible to develop many technological products that make our lives easier. Some of them are the following:
Equipment used in open heart surgeries and nervous system operations.
Materials placed in blood vessels that are used to catch clots.
Super elastic glass frames that can resist enormous deformations and revert to their original shapes.
Curved wires used to correct deformations of aesthetical appearance of teeth.
Security valves that are produced to prevent the exit of poisonous and combustible gas in case of a fire.
All Mighty Allah creates with no prior examples
The strong, flexible and non-deforming shape of spider thread and metals that can remember their original shapes although they are inorganic are only a few examples displaying the infinite might of our Lord Who is able to create from nothing. In every detail we see the evidence of All Mighty Allah’s flawless Creation. Every matter, be it organic or inorganic, reminds us His greatness and the blessings He grants us and makes us remember Him and give thanks to Him.
Is He Who creates like him who does not create? So will you not pay heed? If you tried to number Allah’s blessings, you could never count them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nahl, 17-18)
Take a sheet of paper, crumple it into the shape of a small ball. Then leave it somewhere. In time the paper will slightly open but never revert to its original shape. Yet there is a material in nature that reverts to its former shape. Furthermore while human beings can only produce this material by the help of heat, this material in nature, which is produced by no external intervention, is produced by tiny spiders no longer than a few centimeters.
Nitinol is the material that most resembles spider thread with shape memory. However for a material that is made-of nitinol to revert to its initial state it should absolutely be exposed to high temperatures.
Discovery of shape memory in alloys
The shape memory in alloys was first discovered in 1960s. Nickel-titanium alloys were first developed in Naval Ordnance Laboratories in 1962-1963 and commercialized under the trade name of Nitinol. Their remarkable properties were discovered in an unexpected way. Samples were peened and thus subjected to resistance tests to measure how much force was needed to deform them. Once a few pounds were made on the alloy researchers left the samples in the window pane and left for lunch. When they returned, they saw that the sample stretched back to their original shapes. This great discovery that offers many benefits to humanity occurred by this means Allah created.
The shape memory in spider thread enables the spider to hang upside down no matter what the surrounding conditions may be. This way spider can wait for its hunt silently and without moving. This flawless feature of spider thread is one of the examples of our Lord’s infinite knowledge which is related in the Qur’an with the verse:
“That is because Allah is the Real and gives life to the dead and has power over all things.” (Surat al-Hajj, 6)
In the same way as Allah has appointed heart as the leader of all organs, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will be theleader of the believers in the End Times
Abu Abdullah (Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq [a.s]) reports: ""O Hesham, would you tell us about your conversation with Amribn Obeid and the question you asked him?
Upon this request Hesham explained what he talked with Amribn Obeid and said: “Did Allah create the heart so that it could overcome the doubts of other organs in the body? (Amribn Obeid) said: ‘Yes’. Hesham said: the Almighty Creator did not leave the organs of your body without any guide and He appointed them a leader to make the truth evident and bring forth the absolute conviction regarding doubtful matters. Would He Who has done this leave humans in perplexity, confusion and controversy? Would He not appoint them a leader for them to refer to when He assigns a leader for your organs so that they are free of their doubts and confusions?
Abu Abdullah (Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq [a.s]) smiled and said: ‘O Hesham! Who taught you these? I said: “I learned these from you and brought them together.’ Imam said: ‘I swear by Allah that these are the truths in the pages of Abraham and Moses.” (Usul al-Kafi, YakubibnIshaq al-Kulayni, vol.1, page 229)
A response to the claim that ''If students do not learn about evolution they can never learn about the diversity in 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)
SEQUOIA STEM WITH SEEDPODS ON BRANCH
Age: 54 to 37 million years old
Size : Leaf, 7 centimeters (2.7 in) by 10.7 centimeters (4.3 in)
Location: British Columbia
Formation: Cache Creek Formation
There is no difference between sequoia trees growing today and those that were growing millions of years ago. This proves that plants, like animals, did not undergo a process of evolution.
In the Qur’an, Allah tells us that talking with others about religion is one of the most important acts of worship that believers can perform. This worship encompasses ever aspect of life. In their words, demeanor, and attitudes, believers are responsible every moment for telling others about the good moral life and for representing of Islam.
Their conversations among themselves are actually mutual communications of religion. They call upon each other to follow the Qur’an’s commands and to show its morality in their lives. In short, communicating religion is part of each believer’s identity. On the other hand, as the Qur’an tells us, arguing belongs to the unbelievers’ general make-up. Therefore, believers must always be careful of how they spread religion so that such efforts do not tend toward argument. Arguing has no place in the Qur’anic morality.
In this book, we will examine with detailed reference to the Qur’an the methods and rationale that believers should use when communicating religion to others and see the satanic nature of arguing.