Saturday, May 30, 2009

Beware of Logic

I found an ad that said "proof of God" when I opened that website, it was rather philosophical discussion and it reminded me of what happened to the philosophers of the past.

In history, I've read about many philosophers, but only two of them are those who died with faith in ALLAH. All others had quite deformed their faith in one or the other way. The people who died a good death with faith in ALLAH are:

1. Fakhr-ud-Din Razi (also known as Maulana Fakhr-ud-Din Razi if I'm not mistaken) and
2. Allama Mohammad Iqbal (one of the most important men in History of Pakistan)

If you've heard about Farabi (his full name was Abul Hassan Farabi if I'm not mistaken) he messed up his faith and was lost. He died with his distorted faith.

According to Farabi, there are two types beings in the universe.
1. Necessary Being
2. Creatures

Human beings, birds, lions, tigers etc are all creatures. But (NauzubILLAH) ALLAH and this universe is a necessary being. According to Farabi, the life of the universe is endless (with no start and end) while creatures come and go and creatures are made up of the necessary being that is the universe.

What is the truth?
ALLAH has created everything even the universe. It is only ALLAH who has endless life. He was always there and is there and will remain. The universe is a creature itself. It started from a specific time and it will end when ALLAH wills. But Farabi sorf of neglected it.

Another man who was a philosopher was Ghulam Ahmed Qadyani. He claimed himself to be a prophet and started his self-built religion (which is not islam at all).

One other that I'd like to mention is Ghulam Ahmed Pervez. I don't know if you know him or not. He refused to accept Hadith as true. According to him, Only Qur'an is the truth and he reject the Hadith altogether. Thus he has distorted his and his followers religion.

One more that I've recently remembered is the son of Allama Iqbal named Javaid Iqbal. He says that Whiskey isn't Haraam.

So all of the philosophers that I've mentioned above have distorted their religion with their philosophy.

It is a history how Maulana Fakhr-ud-Din Razi's faith was saved. Let me elaborate.

Maulana Fakhr-ud-Din Razi, being a philosopher, had collected 60 evidences of ALLAH. Total that exist on this earth are about 109 or something (we might have none of them at all). But Maulana were very upset that I might fail at last in proving ALLAH against the devil when my life is about to end. So, he talked about this with his teacher (Shaikh). His Shaikh (Teacher) relieved him and said InshaALLAH you'll be fine.

So, when Maulana Fakhr-ud-Din Razi was on his death-bed, Devil came to him, Maulana started to remind himself with the proofs that he had saved for his last time. But the devil rejected all of them one by one and argued with him. Fakhr-ud-Din Razi had failed in his attempt. His teacher knew what was happening, So, his teacher said to him, "Fakhr-ud-Din, why don't you say I believe in ALLAH without any proof!". Fakhr-ud-Din said this and the Devil vanished. So he died with his faith alive in ALLAH.

I just want to say that Logic is good. But it's not reliable. Nothing is reliabe except ALLAH. So, we should have knowledge, we should use logic as a tool against evil, but rely only on ALLAH.

If you remember, Devil (Iblees) used logic too when he said to ALLAH that Adam is made of clay and I'm made of fire so I'm better than him etc. etc. And his logic took him to hell. Hope it be helpful.

Friday, May 29, 2009

So, it's been a new day and I was waken up by the curtains. They were tenderly whipping me again and again saying Wake-up you idiot, well may be the curtain doesn't think I'm idiot but I'm unable to interpret!!! So, I'm awake now.

So, last night the gas (LPG) cylinder was empty and the only option we had to cook on the wood. (My wife is talking on and on and on to me from behind, and, oh, now, she thinks I'm not listening to her...) So we burned a door!!! Hope you wont mind me burning a door to cook my meal as meal is quite an important thing in our lives and Hazrat Ali Hajveri (RahmatuLLAH Alaih) said, "there is a 6th pillar of Islam and that is food". So we need, desperately, need to respect our food. I hope this blog-post by Umm Omar would be very helpful InshaALLAH, it's not about food but about Rizq in general.
These days I had been using my brain too much and at some direction which isn't very necessary. Yesterday I went to read a blogpost on Just Another Day and found quite a strange topic. So, I read on and found it out to be a good one.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kalimah Tayyabah - A Pillar of Islam

So, it's been long since I wrote anything on my blog. Well I had been to my wife's mother's to whom I go often. Yesterday I came back at about lunch time. So, then I slept as I was very tired.

In the last post I did a mistake of writing that Kalimah Tayyabah is the base of Islam and not the pillar. Well, this way I was triggering a controversy which I, myself don't like at all. We, know that Islam starts from Kalimah Tayyabah, i.e. A muslim becomes a muslim when he say these 24 letters of Kalimah Tayyabah. But it is still a pillar of Islam. The base of Islam, if we take a closer look, is ALLAH himself. Sorry if you don't like this argument. But this is true. As ALLAH says in Qur'an:

No doubt the only religion, in view of ALLAH, is Islam.


So, it is ALLAH who accepts our right deeds or punish us on our wrong deeds. It's wholely solely upto ALLAH whether he accepts our right deeds or not. It is the authority of ALLAH whether he accepts us or rejects us. If he wills he can reject us no matter how sincere we are. If he wills he can accept us no matter how disloyal or insincere we are.

This is why, Kalimah Tayyabah is considered a pillar of Islam. ALLAH knows better.