It should also be made clear that "Kaffir" does not translate into English as to mean "Infidel."
This is a very common misconception and an extreme viewpoint of those who like to target Islam and make it out to be some sort of forceful conquering over everything, when the truth is that people need to start to educate themselves first and start giving credit to Islam and the Muslims throughout the last 1400 years who have allowed the world to be advanced the way it is today.
And all in all, people of the world must begin to pay due respect to Muhammad Sal' Allahu alaiyhi wa aalihi wa sallam for bringing the message of Islam for us, as a splended gift in childhood that is cherished do dearly; this great Mercy to humanity and all the worlds in existence. The light that continues to shine forth from what he brought continues to illuminate our hearts and intellects. he is our shining beacon of light and hope, our leader and guide towards being in Allah's grace and taking shade in his mercy. Without al-Maqam al-Mahmood of Muhammad Sal' Allahu 'Alaiyhi wa sallam, I cannot imagine what state I would be in without having him as my Maulah and my Syedeena.
A person who does not believe in his Maqam al-Mahmood should really take some time to think about these questions
- What would Islam be without Muhammad (Sal' Allahu 'Alaiyhi wa sallam)?
- What's the best way to submit to Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala? Isn't it by submitting the way Muhammad (sal' Allahu 'alaiyhi wa sallam) submits to Allah's will? Should we not imitate him and want to follow him to the end the way students follow their teachers? Even though the teacher did not invent the knowledge he is teaching you, he is nonetheless your best source for learning right, so how can we not follow his teachings? Allah is the most hidden, and no one can be in his presence. Allah is not above the seventh heaven and does not sit on his Kursi, nor is Allah above his Kursi and neither does Allah have two hands...la hawla wa la quwwuta illah billahil aleeyul-azeem. These are all concepts invented by the anthropomorphists.
We are Ahl' as-Sunnah Muslims, and we believe that nothing is compareable to Allah. Nothing is like Him. To try to describe Allah, is like prescribing a characteristic of creation to Him. Allah is also NOT Noor. That is one of Allah's names is An-Nur, but it does not mean that Allah is light. The meaning of all of Allah's names are truly unknown. Allah created LIGHT and Allah created DARKNESS.
To get back to my point, since Allah is the most hidden and no one can reach His presence, then we Muslims, especially those who have gone to deviate about saying things about Allah, need to come back and start to understand, that Allah never teaches anyone directly. If Allah were to teach every single human being by Himself, which He could, it would mean that you wouldn't have any purpose for teachers or doctors, or anyone else who does a job. It would mean that you wouldn't need to build a community or an Ummah to help each other. Is it that hard for people to understand, that if we Muslims don't work to help each other, we are not interceding for each other on each other's behalf. Meaning that there is no purpose in this life. That means, count out Zakaat because you are supposed to help others, and count out Ramadan and Hajj where you pray for yourself and for others well being, for those who have passed and those who are still with us - Because if you consider intercession to be shirk, then you shouldn't fast, give zakaat, or go for Hajj, or even pray Salaah five times a day, because you are praying to the Kaaba and it is interceding for you. Why are people's hearts sealed so tightly that they cannot understand that the holy prophet Sal' Allahu 'Alaiyhi wa sallam intercedes on our behalf because we are following his guidance and example for us to spread around the world and amongst ourselves in our lives, and htis makes him happy and content that he has fulfilled his duty, which ultimately pleases Allah. So Allah has charged Muhammad Sal' Allahu 'Alaiyhi wa sallam with that job, and that is to be his most rightous creation, who is the leader of all of Allah's creation.
- Would Allah choose to even create you or me or anything, if HE chose not to create Muhammad (saaw)?
We must not waste anymore time in being thankful to Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala for giving us the one who is al-Maqam al-Mahmood.