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Former President Of Iran Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadineja...

Jul 13 2013 11:25 PM | Desert-Sheikh in Culture and community
The nature of my job allows me to frequently meet some very high level dignitaries of different countries and at times to interact with them closely. Sometimes they are from the top most level of the political world, the movers and shakers of the international community.

Besides, my professional responsibilities, I also try to take these opportunities to observe them from a personal level. How do they deal with their counterparts, how do they react on certain issues or how do they behave when not in a formal official environment - kind of gives one the idea about the personality of a person. It’s really interesting to see sometimes how the public profile of a person (mostly created by the Media) differs completely with the reality.

I got curious about one particular personality after receiving some circular emails (a very common practice among net users to spread either facts or fabricated information) about the simplicity of his livelihood. It was about the former President of Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. On the other hand, generally speaking, the Media, particularly the western ones, portray him as a tyrant and headstrong fundamentalist focused on destroying the peace of the World.

I am not in a position to judge the authenticity of either claim. Neither am I trying to glorify or demean any personalities. My only intention is to share two/three anecdotes from my personal experience related to Mr. Ahmadinejad to get a feel of him as a human being without referring to his political or religious affiliation whatsoever.
During any topmost level meeting, security for the Heads of State or Government is given the highest priority. In addition to their own security, the host country also provides additional secuprotection. And if the person concerned is the Iranian President attending a Conference in the USA, one can easily imagine the level of security that he would be provided with. Security cordon surrounding him appears practically impenetrable. Moreover, the President or the Prime Minister nearly in all cases does not have any say against the decision of the security personnel about his or her movements.

It was a Friday. At the sidelines of the Conference, Muslim delegations were gathering for the Jummah prayer in a make shift prayer place, which is originally a library. As the space is limited, it gets cramped with people and if one wants to pray in the first line or get a better place, one needs to be there well ahead of time. I was there for the prayers as well. When the khutbah was about to begin, I noticed the President of one Muslim Country surrounded by guards coming and as soon as he entered, four people sitting on the first line stood up. They were sitting beside the Imam on the first line to secure one prime place for their President to pray. I was looking around thinking that there would be other high level dignitaries who would perhaps show the same arrogance. Incidentally my eyes caught the site of Mr. Ahmadinejad. He was sitting at a corner in one of the lines as a commoner and as unnoticed as possible. Believe you me, if somebody doesn't know him, would never guess that this was a President of a country sitting there.

On another occasion, one of my colleagues wanted to take a photo with the Iranian President. We were standing in a crowded hallway to the Conference Hall and he was supposed to pass by that way. The Iranian delegation was moving circled by huge bodied security guards towards joining the conference where the President would deliver a speech. Realizing that if this opportunity goes by he might not have a next, my colleague took a kind of desperate step and went to an apparent nobody walking at the back of the delegation. He asked him whether he can take a picture with the President. I must say, the person was surprised at the request but simply moved in the security cordon and I presume spoke to the President. Just after few minutes, to our utter surprise as well as to the surprise of the security personnel, the President came out of the security barrier directly towards us smiling. Just like that he came, not only posed for two snaps but also allowed time to ask our well beings and some backgrounds. He then left for his meeting. Perhaps it might not sound that extraordinary to people who have not so much experience in international political interactions, but being a professional in the field I can vow that was an out of the way as well as humble gesture from President Ahmadinejad.

Finally about the clothing he wore during the meetings, it would not be an exaggeration, if I say that probably the cost of my branded necktie and belt would be higher than the cost of his full attire.

For me, this is what modesty is all about.

- It was written solely for YaNabi.com by an international civil servant unwilling to disclose his identity for security reasons.


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Are We Compelled To Accept The Sayings And Stat...

Jul 03 2013 07:31 PM | Desert-Sheikh in Basics of Islam
I am writing in response to Brother Sunniskeptic's post as quoted below. - Link

View PostDesert-Sheikh, on 23 May 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

Most of the stuff is based on Sufi narrations and claims but it has no place in Islam. Quran and authentic Hadith are the only source and will remain till Qiyamah, and in presence of this 'source', there's no need to listen to any Pir, Shaykh or Scholar.


View Postsunniskeptic, on 24 May 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:

DS,
what about awliya? do you not believe in the awliya either?
(you're right that no one has to believe anything -- it is personal choice but this is just an interesting discussion for me). i ask because real Sufi saints
like Rumi/Ibn Arabi/Baba Farid/Ghawth al Azam are awliya. Do you not believe in these awliya either?

If not, it would be interesting to know your thought processes which led to this new position.




The only sources of all Islamic knowledge and instruction are the Holy Qu’ran and the Sahih Hadeeth of our Prophet (Sallallahu Alieh Wassalam). The Qu’ran is surely and indisputably without change or fabrication, however, the same cannot be said about the collection of hadeeth. In every era, attempts have been made to introduce false traditions using hadeeth as a crutch, but due to the meticulous science of Hadeeth, scholars have been able to distinguish the strong, sahih, hadeeth from the weak.

The sayings, thoughts, dreams, and statements of the Ulema, both Sufi and others, can certainly be believable, and acceptable, for their followers, however, Muslims as an entity are in no way obligated to adhere, believe or subscribe to these interpretations of Islam. Furthermore, it is dangerous to extend these sayings, thoughts, etc. beyond the lifetime of these scholars as an authentic source of information, since no information is safe from tampering. If something as sacred as the sayings of the Prophet ((Sallallahu Alieh Wassalam)) can be fabricated and tampered with, why not the saying of an ordinary scholar attempting to clarify the faith during their times?

As an example, both Imam Ibn Hajr Makki and Hazrat Mujadid Alf Thani consider the famous treatise by the great Saint and Scholar Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, Al-Ghunya li-Talibin, to be untrustworthy, and have advised against following the teachings found within, and some scholars have gone as far as to say that perhaps the book, in its present manifestion may not have been authored by Sheikh Jilani. As proof to further this claim, found within this text is the statement that Imam Abu Hanifa and his followers are all hell bound – a confounding statement about one of the greatest scholars of Islamic jurisprudence, especially when attributed to another learned scholar of his time! If the writings of the founder and mentor of an important, and far reaching, Sufi movement can be so altered, what does that say about the authenticity and credibility of all these other verbal traditions and said books of learning that lay claim to spreading the message of Islam?

Regardless, it is to be noted that it is a voluntary act whether one accepts the teachings of any given scholar or not. No Muslim is compelled, and neither should they feel obligated, to adhere to anyone's teachings beyond those found within the Holy Qu’ran and the verified sayings and actions of our beloved Prophet (Sallallahu Alieh Wassalam).

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What Is Jail?

May 12 2013 12:02 PM | Warda101 in Soul and Heart

Jail...What Is Jail? Part 1


Introduction

Physical jail imprisons your body in one place where it is not allowed to move freely and do the things it normally would have done. And that’s it.

But in the spiritual jail, the jail of heart and mind, the jail of waswasa (whispers) of shaitan, of wondering and worrying about future, uncertainty, doubt, fear, worry.

Spiritual Jail Is The Kind Of Jail
That Needs Being Afraid Of!
This Is The Jail That Eats You
Alive Inside...

The Real Jail Is The Darkness
Within The Heart And Soul!
This Is The One That Makes You Paralyze

This jail is the one that cannot make you gain and destroys any prospects of enjoyment and benefit. this is the kind of jail that you need to worry about because it destroys any hope and a believer never loses hope in his lord...



Hidden Goodness
  • The spiritual jail destroys any goodness and a believer knows there is goodness hidden for him in things that he doesn’t like.

    Quran Chapter 2 Surah Al Baqarah
    [Verse 216]

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    And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.



  • It makes one paralyzed and a believer is never paralyzed because his Lord is powerful over all things.

    Quran Chapter 3 Surah Al Imran
    [Verse 26]

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    Say: "O Allah. Lord of Power (And Rule), Thou givest power to whom Thou pleasest, and Thou strippest off power from whom Thou pleasest: Thou enduest with honour whom Thou pleasest, and Thou bringest low whom Thou pleasest: In Thy hand is all good. Verily, over all things Thou hast power.



  • It enslaves one without any visible chains and a believer has the power of d’ua (supplication) which is freedom in itself—to call on the All-Hearing Lord.

    Quran Chapter 21 Surah Al Anbiya
    [Verse 88]

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    So We listened to him: and delivered him from distress: and thus do We deliver those who have faith.



    Quran Chapter 36 Surah Al Ya-Sin
    [Verse 82]

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    "Indeed His command, when He desires a thing, is only to say to it 'Be' and it is"


Ultimate Freedom
A person can live in a beautiful house or a palace but in reality he can be in jail. In the jail of loneliness while listening to the whispers of shaitan, the real enemy who brings nothing except poverty of wealth and soul.

Quran Chapter 2 Surah Al Baqara
[Verse 268]

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"Shaytan promises you poverty and commands you to avarice. Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and abundance. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing".

Can Anything Be Worse Than
Being In Jail Even When You Are Free?
This Trap Of Shaitan Lasts Until He Leads The Person
To The Ultimate Jail
The Hell Fire!

Whereas, on the other hand how many people are in jail yet they are free? Their hearts, minds and souls are free?



Do You Know What The Ultimate Freedom Is?

It is when Allah allows you to be free for him, the freedom that allows you to communicate with Allah. Therefore,
  • If You Are With Allah
  • If You Remember Him
  • If You Have Trust In Him
  • If You Love And Thank Him
  • If You Are Content With Him
  • If You Believe In The Qualities And Attributes Of Allah SWT
  • And Know That He Is All-Wise
  • He Has Chosen The Situation Of Yours For A Reason
NOW YOU ARE FREE...

At this time you are not lonely, in-fact you are busy. You are busy internally, establishing your relationship with Allah. This leads you to be free, to be happy, to be powerful, to be successful in this life and in the hereafter.

This Freedom Of Heart And Soul
Attracts The Angels;
Allah swt Descends The Angels To His Heart
Fill His Heart With Tranquility
Peace, Happiness, Contentment
Strength And Positive Feeling

This Allows Him To Benefit Himself And Others
Regardless Of Where He Is...
This Is The Real Freedom
And The Taste And Fragrance Of Jannah On Earth!

Now it is up to you to choose whether you would like to be free or jailed! Keys to both are in your own hands. If you want the keys to happiness in this life and the hereafter keep calling Allah, remember Him SWT, trust Him and believe in His wisdom and attributes.

Quran Chapter 2 Surah Al Baqara
[Verse 186]

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And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way.

Allah the Highest said in Hadith Qudsi:
"I AM AS MY SLAVE EXPECTS OF ME AND
I AM WITH HIM WHENEVER HE REMEMBERS ME"


LIVING EXAMPLE:

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Letter From A Brother In Jail:

I can feel the beginning of the journey, Allah as He says in the Quran - He will keep testing us; I feel it's a great test. I have submitted and surrendered to Allah. Like a ball floating in an ocean. Allah allows me to float but I have no control where I'm going. I feel I have a rope to Allah. So I feel very safe. I don't know what to expect but I know that Allah will give me only what I can handle and insha Allah, I pass the trial.
    Being inside, I learnt many things
  • When we chase for dunya, we are running for nothing. People need so little, a bit of food, clothing, shelter, good health and we are ok. Everything else is just a distraction
  • I learn rizq comes from Allah, the brothers inside have given me food (extra salads, foul, chicken ... but no fish with your fish sauce). Especially when I sit after isha prayers reading the Quran
  • I follow Quran Makki and am noticing one common message - submit to Allah. Allah made us from nothing but if we submit, be thankful, with humility, Allah may give us success
  • I keep thinking about the story of The Boy and the King (I also read surat Muhammad, ayats 2,7 and 31). These 3 ayats summarise what I learnt.
  • When I read surah Iqra and Sura Al Alaq (?), I realised we are really nothing. We are very near animals but we must work hard, very very hard to go up a higher level
  • I am happy that i have the copies of your articles Journey of Victory vs Journey of Defeat. It helps me focus my readings
  • I am also comforted that Allah knows I am innocent so this is the plot of men, and more importantly, it is the Qadr of Allah and it has its lessons
  • I take comfort that Allah takes away only to give. Like the companions were very happy when Allah took something away from them. Because they knew Allah was going to elevate them.
Thank you Brother and insha Allah we will meet soon

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The Ultimate End
Any choice other than Allah SWT will only lead to darkness, disgrace, loneliness, uncertainty, fear, worry and eventually to the ultimate misery in this life and the hereafter; regardless of the worldly comforts and material benefits one might have.

Today Majority Of Mankind Is In Jail
In The Jail Of Ignorance & Arrogance!
The Jail Of Not Knowing Allah swt
This Is The Ultimate Jail Because...
At This Time The Person’s Companion Is Shaitan!

The Enemy Who Makes Situations Uglier Than They Are...
And Fills One With Sorrow, Fear, Hopelessness And Despair For Future!
Can You See The Ultimate End Of Such People...???
As Anything Other Than Hellfire!!!

If Allah SWT opens your heart and gives you the key of Iman, trust, and knowledge of His attributes, then you have got the keys to the happiness in this life and the hereafter.

Take Your Life Day By Day,
Reflect Over Your Life
And Count Allah’s Limitless Blessings On You
And Thank Him For Them;
Now Allah Will Make You Happy
And Take Care Of Your Future.

On the other hand if you do not thank Allah and you are not content with what Allah has decided for you, then you will open the door for shaitan in your heart and he will lead you to darkness, hesitation, despair, and nothing will make you happy.

Now, instead of thanking Allah, you will worry about what future has in store for you. You won’t only lose the bounty of this time that you can utilize to get closer to Allah, but shaitan will make you fall into the trap of perpetual worry and paranoia about life and all that because of lack of thanks to Allah swt.

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Two Great Personalities Who Were In Jail
Islamic history is full of great men who had to suffer in jail; and are two such people.
  • Imam Ahmed ibn Taymiyyah
  • Imam Abu Hanifa (who died in jail)

Both had two things in common
  • They never committed any crimes.
  • They were very happy and content to the point they never complained.
Imam Ahmed Ibn Taymiyyah Used To Say 'My Jannah Is In My Heart And Nobody Can Take It From Me.’ When He Was Asked About The Secret To His Happiness, He Said Allah Swt Has Freed Me From This World, For Him.

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE FREEDOM
AND A SIGN OF BEING CHOSEN BY ALLAH SWT.

IT IS IN THIS THAT YOU FIND THE CONTENTMENT
AND FREEDOM OF SOUL
EVEN IF YOUR BODY IS INCARCERATED...

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AL-GHAZALI AS AN ISLAMIC REFORMER

Nov 18 2012 09:50 PM | Tahir-Riaz in Dissertation on religion
AL-GHAZALI AS AN ISLAMIC REFORMER
An Evaluative Study of the Attempts of the Imam Abu H?amid
al-Ghazali at Islamic Reform

Notwithstanding the enduring and rich “legacy of is?lah? (Islamic reform),” the study of
it is relatively scarce and remarkably limited to the modern times. The present study attempts to shed some light on this legacy by evaluating the contribution of an
outstanding pre-modern Muslim scholar, al-Ghazali. Surprisingly, some studies create
an absolutely positive picture of him, while others portray him in an extremely negative light. Thus, this study raises the question of whether it is justifiable to classify him as a mus?lih? (Islamic reformer).

In light of the analysis of the concept “is?lah?” and the complexity of al-Ghazali’s time, the study demonstrates his lifeexperience and erifies that he devoted himself to general is?lah?at a late period of his life, after succeeding in his self-is?lah?. Further, the study assesses his is?lah?i teachings in general, namely those formulated in the Ih?ya’, and evaluates the claimed effects of his attempts at is?lah?. The study also highlights a number of strengths and weaknesses of al-Ghazali’s efforts and critically discusses some of the criticism directed at him.

By weighing up the points for and against al-Ghazali, this study concludes by
asserting that classifying him as a muslih? appears to be fairly justified.
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CONTEMPORARY RADICAL ISLAM AS A CONSEQUENCE OF

Nov 18 2012 09:30 PM | Tahir-Riaz in Dissertation on religion
CONTEMPORARY RADICAL ISLAM AS A CONSEQUENCE OF TRADITIONAL LEGACIES AND GLOBALIZATION
A CASE STUDY OF THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

The most recent wave of Islamic revivalism began in the second half of the twentieth century as a nonviolent movement of expressing ideological differences and discontent with the political, economic, and social condition among Muslims and inspired a reformation of the Muslim identity. Today, contemporary radical Islam, with militancy and
terrorist tactics as its cornerstone, has all but overshadowed the call for a nonviolent struggle and has permeated several internal conflicts across the globe.


The Muslim separatist movement in the southern Philippines is one such conflict. Following decades of discontent and sporadic violence, armed conflict broke out in late 1972 when the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) launched coordinated attacks against the government. Following a failed peace agreement in 1976, divisions began to form within the MNLF and in 1984 the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was established. The MILF, as the name indicates, placed more emphasis on Islam. In 1991, the radical Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) broke off from the MNLF claiming as its main purpose the establishment of an Islamic state. By the mid-1990s, what had originated as a nationalistic struggle advocating the concept of the “Moro” identity, had evolved and produced two increasingly radical
groups.

After conducting a diachronic comparative analysis, this thesis concludes contemporary radical Islam in the southern Philippines is a fusion of both traditionalism and globalization. Furthermore, the causal factors evolved with respect to each group’s ideology, objectives, and tactics. Whereas the MILF was more representative of the legacy of traditional Islam, the ASG was much more a product of globalization.
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ISLAM’S CHALLENGE: JIHAD AND TERRORISM

Nov 18 2012 09:01 PM | Tahir-Riaz in Dissertation on religion
ISLAM’S CHALLENGE: JIHAD AND TERRORISM
In the contemporary environment of Global War on Terror, there is a growing perception of a linkage between Islamic teachings and terrorism. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the vulnerability of Islamic doctrine and teachings to exploitation by terrorists. It addresses the primary question, whether Islam is vulnerable to being exploited by terrorists. It focuses on various concepts of the Islamic doctrine that seems to be used by various terrorist groups to justify their cause, motivate their cadres, garner support, and achieve their end state. To answer the primary question, this thesis focuses on three secondary questions:

(1) What are the aspects of Islam which seem relevant to terrorism perpetrated in its name?

(2) What are the historical aspects of Islamic revivalism, and is there a link between Qur’anic interpretations and modern terrorism?

(3) Is terrorism perpetrated in the name of religion alone or are there other causes?

While analyzing the data for these questions, this thesis considers multiple perspectives including those of Western scholars, Islamic scholars, Muslim community, international organizations, and terrorists themselves.
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Islam and Politics

Oct 28 2012 02:55 AM | MohamedFouad in Basics of Islam
Islam and Politics
TodayMuslim countries and groups are still divided because we have lost the point oforientation; the Holy Kaaba in Saudi Arabia is not only the point oforientation for our prayers but also where should be a government like in thetime of our Holy Prophet Muhammad [s.a.w] where Muslims countries can use likereference. Unfortunately after the so-called Arabs springs government havechanged but the situation is still doubtful in some countries people are afraidof the Shariat Law, you know why? Because some of the non-Muslim countries havesucceed to corrupt our Muslims fellow with their freemason system.

Ourwords are too weak to fight against them but we need a prolific force whichwill decrease their resources, our weakness are their forces and their weaknessare our power. In the time of our Holy Prophet Muhammad [s.a.w] and evensometime later on, Saudi Arabia was regarding as a country of assistance andprovide different services to others Muslim countries however today there isalways a king with his royal family to help to destroy others Muslim countriesdirectly or indirectly even in their own country religious Imam have not theright to say anything against the King and his family. So should we continue tostay quiet and let them destroy us? I invite everyone in the world to say thatthere is no monarchy and dictatorship in Islam and we should build arevolutionary party to retake Saudi Arabia and make a democratic country [notmodern democracy which is a chaos but freedom to human beings] even if we donot live there we can prepare it but without any aggressive actions becauseIslam is PEACE. Surely there is always a way to begin think about it. Allah[s.w.t] is with those who are on the right Path.

S3V104

"Let there be among you a group that invites to the good,orders what is right and forbids what is evil, and they are those who aresuccessful."




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Prophet Muhammad in the Ancient Scriptures

Oct 20 2012 03:35 PM | MohamedFouad in Knowledge
In my book [Spiritual and Scientific Research on Arabic Letters and Numbers] while as I was working with the numerical values of the name 'Muhammad'] and while I have removed the zero in their numerical values of the three Arabic Letters used to write the name 'Muhammad'] [mim-Hai-dal] [40,8,4] I got [4+8+4=16]. In the Hebrew ancient scriptures,chapter 5 [The song of Salomon ] verses 16 the word mahmad is mention with four letters in Hebrew [mem,chet,mem,dalet] mem like mim, chet like Hai and dalet like dal. In the dictionary Hebrew and English the word mention is translated as Mahammad or Muhammad as if we used the software SDL/free translation also.
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The symbol of the freemason in the Sacred City ...

Oct 20 2012 01:53 AM | MohamedFouad in Basics of Islam






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The symbol of the freemason in the Sacred City of Makka.



What people did not know that theclock on the tower is a representation of the Eye of Iris the sun god which wasprayed by Pharaoh and followers symbol of the freemason like the big ben inLondon. Most of the kings of Saudi Arabia form part in this organization andthey used Islam as a shield to hide their true faces.



But our words are too weak to fight againstthem but we need a prolific force which will decrease their resources, ourweakness are their forces and their weakness are our power. In the time of our HolyProphet Muhammad [s.a.w] and even sometime later on, Saudi Arabia was regardingas a country of assistance and provide different services to others Muslimcountries however today there is always a king with his royal family to help todestroy others Muslim countries directly or indirectly even in their owncountry religious Imam have not the right to say anything against the King andhis family.



So should we continue to stay quietand let them destroy us? I invite everyone in the world to say that there is nomonarchy and dictatorship in Islam and we should build a revolutionary party toretake Saudi Arabia and make a democratic country even if we do not live therewe can prepare it but without any aggressive actions because Islam is PEACE.Surely there is always a way to begin think about it. Allah [s.w.t] is withthose who are on the right Path.


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What Does It Mean To Fear Allah?

Oct 05 2012 01:44 AM | Tahir-Riaz in Basics of Islam
Allah Commands in the Qur'an That He be Feared

Fearing Allah is not, as assumed by some people, an exclusive trait of prophets and those who are especially near to Him but rather it is a feeling carried within the hearts of all believers, and a feeling that should be held by all humanity. Allah's command in the Qur'an is clear:

You who believe! Fear Allah and let each self look to what it has sent forward for tomorrow. Fear Allah. Allah is aware of what you do. (Surat al-Hashr: 18)

Fear of Allah is not the kind of fear some people assume it to be. It is the meticulous avoidance by a believer, who loves Allah very much, who has wholeheartedly submitted himself to Allah and who does not take any friends and guardians other than Him, of the kind of attitude and morality with which Allah will not be pleased, asking and striving for His mercy and good pleasure.

Our Prophet (saws) also called attention to this issue in many of his sayings, reminding the believers always to fear Allah:

"Fear Allah wherever you are; if you follow an evil deed with a good one you will obliterate it; and deal with people with a good disposition." (Tirmidhi)

Allah has created all humanity and knows them better than they know themselves. He knows what everybody keeps secret even within the most secret of secret recesses of their beings. He is very well aware of the types of misgivings the soul experiences and types of games that will be played out by the self because He is the Creator of every soul and has given it boundless ability to do evil, and inspiration to avoid such evil so that it may be justly tried. Allah has also created satan as part of this test and has granted him a set of specific qualities to be used in the pursuit of his objective.

It is for this reason that a believer's greatest support in life's trial is fear of Allah because this will enable a person to behave as Allah requires, to work towards pleasing Allah, to protect oneself from the temptations of satan and the lower self with awareness of and resistance to their stratagems and games. Such a disposition does not suit satan's attempts to manipulate the limitless desires of a person's lower self.

It is for this reason that a person's lower self, with satan's encouragement, will before all else try to distance him from fearing Allah. They will want to introduce distractions which turn people away from fearing Allah and caution with respect to Him by falsely suggesting that this is unnecessary or even incorrect and that love of Allah and possessing a pure heart is what really matters. However, a conscientious reciter of the Qur'an will see with ease that suggestions such as these have no realistic basis, and that they contain a totally deviant and deceptive objective, because Allah has commanded believers to fear him in the Qur'an in the clearest form possible:

... Fear Allah and know that Allah is fierce in retribution. (Surat al-Baqara: 196) ... So fear Allah. And know that you will be gathered back to Him. (Surat al-Baqara: 203)

... Fear Allah and know that Allah has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Baqara: 231)

... Fear Allah and know that Allah sees what you do. (Surat al-Baqara: 233)

You who believe! Fear Allah and seek the means of drawing near to Him, and strive in His Way, so that hopefully you will be successful. (Surat al-Ma'ida: 35)

As in the case regarding every other subject a believer will unreservedly and unconditionally strive to fulfill this command of Allah. Unlike those who are unaware of the Qur'an and who question the necessity or relevance of fearing Allah, they are not misled by the suggestions and promptings of satan which give rise to confusing anxieties as to why a person who loves Allah should fear him. While the five daily prayers and fasting are obligatory practices to be fulfilled in the best possible manner, fear of Allah is an essential spiritual state which the believer must strive with sincerity to engender within himself. Together with this, Allah has revealed in detail in the Qur'an the divine wisdom as to why man should fear Him.

Our Prophet (saas) says this about his fear of Allah in one hadith:


Our Lord has commanded me nine things: To fear Allah both openly and secretly, to speak justly in anger and in consent, to be economical in wealth and in poverty, to be friends with those who abandon me, to give to those who deprive me, to forgive those who oppress me, to reflect when silent and repeat the names of Allah when I speak, for my glance to be an examplary and for me to command what is good and true. (Qutbi Sitte, Concise Translation and Explanation, Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Canan, Vol. 16, Akçag Press, Ankara, p. 317)

What should the fear of Allah be like?

Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview On Ekin TV
(March 2nd, 2009)

The fear of Allah is like the fear of a crazed lover who refrains from displeasing Allah, who fears to be deprived of Allah's consent. A lover refrains from displeasing the beloved because he fears that this will destroy their love: this is what the fear of Allah is like. There is no other meaning in this. He may go to Hell and burn in its fire but what in fact makes him uncomfortable is his inability to express his love for Allah. So, this is how Allah tells the lover what the lover needs. If a person has a deep fear of Allah, he will be very meticulous to obey His commands; he will love Him and behave very respectfully. For example, he will not be self-centered and selfish, but compassionate and caring. He will not give in to his lower-self or seek his own ends, but he will be forgiving; he will fear Allah and be forgiving to others. For instance forgiveness is a force that fosters love, compassion is a force that fosters love. For the sake of Allah's approval you take care of your beloved, take pains about what he eats and drinks and about the exercises that person should do. This is all a manifestation of one's love for Allah. But the person who does not fear Allah becomes self-centered and selfish, thinking only of himself; he becomes unforgiving and reacts harshly when his own interests are at stake. For instance such person would be skeptical, self-centered; he would be not generous and would not be able to put his life for Allah when he should. That is to say, lots of negative attitudes piles up on him. But in the case of fear of Allah, every sort of goodness comes upon him; that is to say every sort of goodness that ensures love and beauty fits perfectly on fear of Allah.

Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview On Cay TV
(March 18th, 2009)

ADNAN OKTAR: A devout Muslim fears Allah and never behaves improperly in respect of courtesy towards Him. He speaks in perfect respect. We are beings who may die any second. We are the manifestations of Allah and Allah makes us speak in a tiny space and shows us images.


… If a person has lots of faith and fears Allah much, he doesn't even feel sleepy because of the joy he experiences. I mean he bursts with joy: the joy of Paradise, the joy of knowing that moral values of Islam will prevail the world, the joy of seeing that the words of blessed people come true, the joy of good morals, there are so many joys to experience, the joy of the blessings given by Allah. But above all else, there is the joy of Allah's existence, I mean we all are under the control of an endless power. That is such a great blessing, praise be to Allah! Let people experience these joys. Of course, as a result of this, such a person becomes lively, vivacious but this is not the purpose. That is a blessing of Allah upon us for having done such beautiful deeds.

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