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The Fall of
Adam (p.b.u.h)*: A
Comparative Analysis on, “The Original Sin”
of the most heated debates in the religious circles centers around man’s
supposed need for a Savior, the assumption that God needs a mediator
between man and Himself, and maybe the most contested debate of all
deals with the concept of the original sin (the idea that all men are
inherent sinners because of Adam’s sin). All of these debates stem from
this “original sin ideology”. I can’t begin to understand why this
irrational idea would have such a great following. This idea states that
when Adam and Eve disobeyed God they caused all humans to be damned, and
none of us were there to partake in the act of disobedience. Their
argument is that because Adam is the father of the human race we inherit
his sin. If my father robs a bank will I inherit the title of bank
robber, would any rational person hold me responsible for my father’s
actions? No! And if anyone did say that I was responsible it would be
said of this person, “he is unjust”. Now, it should go without saying
that we can never equate anybody or anything with God, but by accepting
this ideology we are saying that humans are more just than God. (God
Forbid). For God to hold all humans liable for Adam’s sin is unjust. How
can this be when God says that he is Adl 1, the Just?
The Fast of Ashura
Narrated: Abdullah Ibn Abbas: The Prophet came to Medina and saw
the Jews fasting on the day of Ashura. He asked them about that.
They replied, "This is a good day, the day on which Allah rescued
Bani Israel from their enemy. So, Moses fasted this day." The
Prophet said, "We have more claim over Moses than you." So, the
Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast (on
Sahih al Bukhari Vol 3 Hadith 222
Let us analyse
and contemplate on whether this Hadith is Sahih or not.
Let us bear in mind the words of Allah when He states:
they not consider the Qur’ān? Had it been from other than Allāh
they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.”
Jihad: Struggle Against One’s Self or
By: Hanif Mohamed
most people hear the word jihad the first thing that comes to mind is
Holy War by Muslims against all non-Muslims. Is this the actual meaning
of jihad, or has this term been misused? How was jihad defined by
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)1, the prophet of Islam? How has jihad
been used by Muslims after the death of Muhammad (pbuh)? Has the media
presented the Islamic or an alternative meaning of jihad to the public?
Is jihad the struggle against one’s self or is it holy war? One fifth of
the human population2 has taken Islam as their way of life
and it is very important that the real concept of jihad in Islam is
presented in its truest form. Jihad means struggle and the greatest
struggle is against the self.
Matam is a
physical action, which does not have only one cause.
Matam can be observed when there is an objection against the zulm
(injustice) of innocent souls. (Owais Qarni knocked out all his teeth on
hearing that the Prophet (pbuh) had lost his tooth in the battle of Uhud)
It can be observed when an individual objects to an action, which he/she
has committed against their own soul. (An incident has been narrated in
the Muwatta of Imam Malik in regards to a man who started beating his
breast due to having relations with his spouse one day, within the Holy
month of Ramadhan)
The people of the “Return”.
- Part 1 of 3
I have come to
realise in the past few years that the perception of Islam and its
faithful Muslims is greatly misunderstood, by not only the western
societies and their many different ideology, but in fact is greatly
misunderstood by our own brethren. Since this situation saddens me
greatly and is perhaps one of the main factors in many of the
adversities we face by the different societies surrounding us, I have
decided to write this brief study on the issue of our true identity. By
the Power and Guidance of ALLAH (swt) I hope not only to offer a proper
portrait of the essence of the faithful believers in Islam to these
diverse societies, but also to refresh our own minds and hearts with the
true beauty and love of Islam.
I have been
working on a rather large and elaborate study about the problems facing
Islam today and the viruses that seem to be affecting it in many
different areas, such a study is certainly not feasible to present as an
article, for it touches a great number of detailed points and scientific
terms which can be at times a rather long and boring read for those who
prefer getting information in an easy and more interesting format.
However, I did manage to take out from that project, a chapter that I
felt is of great importance and that would fill the specifications of an
article, may ALLAH the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious strengthen my
weak heart and guide me, and eliminate my inadequate understanding of
The Parent and Child Relationship
Introduction: I was asked to deliver a speech to the youth at my
father’s church. Alhamdulillah, I was raised as a Christian and reverted
back to Islam in 1991. I felt like this was a good opportunity to show
Christians that we are well versed with the Bible and that we all share
the same concerns. Insha' Allah for Muslims that don’t know anything
about the Bible or Christian teachings this will be a good place to show
how The Bible and The Qur’an agrees on the subject of the parent and
child relationship. This is only one subject where we agree and there
are many more. This speech was addressed to Christians but its message
is universal. Insha' Allah, it will be well received by all.
IMAM HASAN (A-S) -
A Purified and Infallible vicegerent of ALLAH
As history has
often taught us, there are many lessons in life that come about in
important events. Some events live in the hearts and minds of nations
for century after century, and some very significant and most important
events will live in the hearts and minds of mankind until Doomsday.
Usually these kinds of events have either a very intellectual, divine
and spiritual essence to them, or they are of inhumane atrocities and
tragedies, that shocked the human race and many of the most remembered
events contain both.
TO TURN TO ALLAH (swt) IS FREEDOM FROM THE
CHAINS OF IGNORANCE. -
brief study by: Brother Ali Ja’afary.
My breath is
completely cut off when I think of how much time I wasted. For a large
part of my life, I was preoccupied with the most idle and insignificant
things. Somehow I always find myself at awe standing at the greatest of
doorways, the one which leads to an eternity of wellbeing, happiness,
felicity and joy, but above all, the one that leads to our Creator and
Lord; ALLAH (swt). The fact is I truly want to leap forward into it and
take its responsibilities and its trust, in order to be one of the “true
“And whoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it as he ought to
strive and he is a believer; as for these, their striving shall surely
(The Glorious Qur’an 17 Al-Isrā’-19), however, I find my
wretchedness to overcome me, I turn away from this most important step,
my lack of faith fills my polluted heart with foolish fear and I
continue to be a Muslim by theory only, far from essence of the
monotheism is the belief in one god. In Islam it is the belief in Allah,
the one true god. The basis of monotheism in Islam can be seen in the
Qur’an where Allah says, “Not a messenger did We send before thee
without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no god but I;
therefore worship and serve Me.” (HQ21: 25). This idea is the basis of
Islam. The purpose of writing this composition is to try to show Muslims
and non-Muslims alike that there are many signs that point to
monotheism. We will show that man has an innate desire to seek out his
Lord. We will also show how nature points to monotheism and also how
science and technology has helped man to see the oneness of Allah. It is
my hope that this composition is easily understood and will help the
readers to have a better understanding of Tawheed.