Tag: God

“And We – Allah the Almighty God- sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, “There is no deity except Me, so worship Me.” (Quran 21/25)

“7. You shall have no other gods before[a] me.8 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.9 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God….” (Deuteronomy 5:7-9)

When is a Person Deemed to Have Died?

Life-support may be removed if all brain functions have ceased completely and a committee of three specialist experts has determined that this cessation of function is irreversible, even if the heartbeat and breathing are still being artificially maintained with the…

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: “Allah the Almighty said: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.” It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.

Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “Allah, the Exalted, has said: ‘O son of Adam! I shall go on forgiving you so long as you pray to Me and aspire for My forgiveness whatever may be your sins. O son of Adam! I do not care even if your sins should pile up to the sky and should you beg pardon of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam! If you come to Me with an earthful of sins and meet Me, not associating anything with Me in worship, I will certainly grant you as much pardon as will fill the earth.”‘[At-Tirmidhi].

Joseph Priestley and the Discovery of Oxygen

By the age of 34, Priestley was a well-established and respected member of Britain’s scientific community. He was still paying a price for his religious nonconformity, however. When the explorer Captain James Cook was preparing for his second voyage, Priestley…

“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being”. Isaac Newton
 

عَنْ أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ – رضى الله عنه -؛ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم:«قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: يُؤْذِينِى ابْنُ آدَمَ؛ يَسُبُّ الدَّهْرَ، وَأَنَا الدَّهْرُ، بِيَدِى الأَمْرُ، أُقَلِّبُ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ». البخاري

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said (which means): Allah said: Sons of Adam inveigh against [the vicissitudes of] Time, and I am -The creator of incidents that happen in the- Time, in My hand is the night and the day”(Bukhari & Muslim). Comments: As the Almighty God is the Ordainer of all things – based on His absolute wisdom, Fairness, Mercy and all attributes- and when people inveigh against misfortunes that are part of Time is tantamount to inveighing against Him.

“And your Lord inspired the female bees to take (build) its houses (hives) on mountains, trees, and in (people’s) gardens Then (you female bee) eat from all the fruits and (you female bee) follow the ways of your Lord laid down (for you). There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing (cure) for people. In that, (there) is a sign for a people who give thought” (Al-Na’hl, 16: 68-69).