Q & A

Section 1

Answer to (1) question which pertains to 61:10.

In our daily lives where our jobs are concerned, we are going through lots of frustrations at time and again, and we do not give up because we need the money to live on, so in every trade, skill or job, there is frustration at times, and if we give up, then there would be more problems in our lives. To do some trading, it takes some frustration to sell our merchandise and even to buy stuff, because we have to make deals on some things. Sometimes we have to be forceful and headstrong in getting along with people who are obstinate and selfish. So what we have to do meeting up people who oppressed us in buying our merchandise, we have to exercise patience because we want to sell our product. In verse 61:10, Allah (swt) is offering us a bargain that will lead to salvation. His bargain is our pledge to believe in Him and His Prophet Muhammad (owbp), and to work very hard for His cause. Such as to be kind to His creations, to be humble, to help the poor and the needy people etc.

To give Allah (swt) our promise to believe sincerely in Him and in His Prophets would be an easy thing for us to do, but we have to always remember that, not only our belief in Him and His Prophet would lead us to salvation. We have to strive our utmost best with our property and with our person as mentioned in 61:11. Now let’s see the meaning for property, assets, belongings, capital, goods, riches, wealth, buildings, estate, person, soul, character, mortal and oneself.

So with the meaning from verses 61:10 and 61:11, Allah (swt) is telling us, if sincerely accept His bargain, then we have to give in charity from some of our wealth, and we have to give in charity as well our labor, such as (1) help the poor, the needy. If someone is suffering from injustice, help them with some comforting words, do the same to help someone who suffering from oppression etc. Also help to build a Masjid visit the sick and also help out animals that are suffering.

In this life we might be suffering the consequences from our good actions, because some people are jealous of us, and they are taking on the Shaitaan whispering to torment us, so we just have to exercise patience and self restraint, ignore, and bear and forebear. We have to remember that we were offered a part of Allah (swt) Kingdom when we accepted His bargain, and if we were to buy a part of the Queen’s Kingdom in England, can we really imagine how the people around us would be jealous of us? And the struggle we would have to go through?

Allah’s (swt) bargain is indeed a great and wonderful favor to us, to give so little and to receive so much. As we read and learn from the Holy Qur’an:

He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement. 61:12.  

And another (favour will He bestow,) which ye do love,- help from Allah and a speedy victory. So give the Glad Tidings to the Believers.61:13.                 

Let us bear this in our minds at all times, for all struggle and hard striving in Allah (swt) path, is the righteous path, and how ever much the odds against us may be, we are sure of victory with Allah’s (swt) help. This life is short, our suffering will end here, Insha Allah, and our joys and happiness will be bigger in our new life after death. Ameen

To accept Allah (swt) bargain is like buying and selling something, as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an

But give tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say: “Why, this is what we were fed with before,” for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy); and they abide therein (for ever).2:25.                                                            

Allah (swt) is asking us to share the good news of His bargain, and the reward behind of it. The gardens are the symbol of felicity, and what can be more delightful than a garden where you observe from a picturesque height, a beautiful landscape around you? And rivers flowing with crystal waters, and fruit trees of which the choicest fruit is before you.


Can someone really know who are the people that will not enter heaven are?

“The Unseen is only for Allah (to know).10:20.                                                                                            

He knoweth the unseen and that which is open: He is the Great, the Most High.13: But those who break the Covenant of Allah, after having plighted their word thereto, and cut asunder those things which Allah has commanded to be joined, and work mischief in the land;- on them is the curse; for them is the terrible home! 13:25.

If any do wish for the transitory things (of this life), We readily grant them – such things as We will, to such person as We will: in the end have We provided Hell for them: they will burn therein, disgraced and rejected.  17:18

Revelation shows us a glimpse of the spiritual world, guide us in this life, and gives us the hope of an eternal bliss in the hereafter: All the Prophets had a glimpse of Allah (swt) glory and His miracles, also some of the pious servants of Allah (swt), and yet none of them could have tell who it is that would go to heaven or hell, that is only for Allah (swt) to judge.  Allah (swt) glory and goodness are supreme over all creations, unfaithful will yield to faith in the end.

Allah will not leave the believers in the state in which ye are now, until He separates what is evil from what is good nor will He disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen.3:179. 

Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does anyone know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).31:34. 

To those who reject Our signs and treat them with arrogance, no opening will there be of the gates of heaven, nor will they enter the garden, until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle: Such is Our reward for those in sin.7:40. 

For them there is Hell, as a couch (below) and folds and folds of covering above: such is Our requital of those who do wrong.7:41.                                                                          

I do hope Insha Allah these verses from the Holy Qur’an answers the question and more. May Allah (swt) grant us all wisdom and understanding. Ameen.

Did the Religion Islam exist during the days of all the Prophets or just to Prophet Muhammad (owbp)?

The Holy Qur’an states:

This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.5:3

In this verse it is quite clear that Allah (swt)   has chose the Religion Islam for our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (owbp).

The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will): 3:19

Behold! Allah took the covenant of the prophets, saying: “I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you an apostle, confirming what is with you; do ye believe in him and render him help.” Allah said: “Do ye agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?” They said: “We agree.” He said: “Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.” 3:81                                

If any turn back after this, they are perverted transgressors. 3:82. 

Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah.-while all creatures in the heavens and on earth have, willing or unwilling, bowed to His Will (Accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back. 3:83. 

Say: “We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam).” 3:84. 

If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good). 3:85.

How shall Allah Guide those who reject Faith after they accepted it and bore witness that the Messenger was true and that Clear Signs had come unto them? but Allah guides not a people unjust. 3:86.

Of such the reward is that on them (rests) the curse of Allah, of His angels, and of all mankind; – 3:87.

The Muslim position is clear, all those who are true believers, and believes in the one and only God Almighty, they do not claim to have a religion peculiar to themselves, Islam is not a sect or ethnic religion, in its view all religion is one, for the truth is one. From the verses of the Holy Qur’an 3:19 and 3:81-87, it seems as though Islam was the Religion preached by the earlier Prophets, and it was the truth taught by all the inspired books.

O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam. 3:102

Discussion on the topic of Allah’s bargain continues:

In 2:40-46 of the Holy Qur’an, these verses Allah (swt) is asking us several favors: (1) To remember His favors, (2) To fulfill our covenant with Him as He fulfill His with us, (3) We should fear no one else but Him, (4) Believe in His revelations, and be not the first to reject faith, nor sell His signs for a small price and fear Him and Him alone, (5) Cover not the truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth when you know what the truth is, (6) Be steadfast in prayer, practice regular charity and bow your heads with those who bow down in worship.

We learn from all of this in consequences of buying and selling our products (Allah’s (swt) bargain and our acceptance) the tribulation we would have to bear, and Allah (swt) assurance of His kingdom and of His guidance to us in this world as well, to (swt) our souls nearer and nearer to Him.    

Example 3: To get rid of hasty action.

To build something you need tools and to build a firm foundation of life’s conduct spiritually; you need to have the tool that would help you to gain patience wisdom and understanding, and the tools to achieve this, is to strive hard in the way of righteousness.

People with hasty actions does not think before they act, they just lash out at one without even looking back to see who they hurt. These people do not have the tool to give them the wisdom to act with mercy or understanding. Allah (swt) love constancy, do one good and do it constantly, choose something to do that would please Allah (swt) and do it with love and sincerity from the heart, and do it over and over, do not stop, the more you do the faster you would be able to achieve the tools to build a firm foundation for your material and spiritual life. Allah (swt)  is with those who patiently persevere, as the above verse mentioned. When we have Allah (swt) blessings with us, at all times we are sure to get His true guidance.

Except for the Holy Qur’an and the other righteous books out there in the world, what examples can one follow to make them turn back to God Almighty?

Examples are of three types: Truth, Right and false.

Example 1: Truth: If we worship anything other than the true God Almighty (such as) idols, power, spirits, man (like ourselves), wealth, science or art etc. our worship is both foolish and futile.   It is like throwing water on a duck’s back. Without faith in God Almighty, our good action would have no meaning; it would be a waste of life. God Almighty does not care about the ones that turn away from Him.

Example 2: To have false belief following the ignorant ones, who most of them are the scientists, to believe that some little object created this whole wide world, it is just mere phantoms of the mind.

If you were a believer in God Almighty and this news of this mere little object that you heard about which you believe that created the whole world! Then your beliefs in God Almighty were built on a very weak foundation. A foundation built on a sand cliff, what would happen to it when the winds blow? Surely it would disappear, that’s where your faith in God Almighty went, am I right?

Example 3: False actions and false motive to use God Almighty only, when you want something in your life, and because your intention was not sincere, He fails from giving you what you had asked for, so you turn away from believing in Him and so you become rebellious towards Him.  Well this is like the fox trying to get the grapes and after he cannot reach it, he said he doesn’t want it anyway because it is too sour, so he cut the tree down, he became a loser and very false to himself, accepting the fact that the grape is sour without even tasting it, also this frustration put him in rage and making him very spiteful towards the tree; how sad!

Example 4:  What you see in the day, do not look for it in the night with firewood!

In the bright day light the whole of God Almighty Universe is right in front of our very own eyes. Everything such as the sky, the day light, the sun, the trees, the marvelous atmosphere of the wind etc. are all witness to Allah’s (swt) handy work. Realizing Allah (swt) is the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds, and He is Most Gracious, most Merciful: the first words from us should be praises and thanks to Him. God Almighty do not need no praises, for He is above all praises; He needs no petition for He knows our needs better than we do ourselves, and His bounties are open without asking to all of His creations.

The prayers we make are for our own spiritual education, consolation and confirmation. God Almighty is ever watchful over His creation, protecting them, preserving them, guiding them and leading them to the right path, a clearer light than daylight and a higher life than the rich material life, only those who have love and respect for Him and His Prophets and His Angels and also His messages through His blessed books, those are the only ones who would be able to achieve this blessed light and spiritual wealth.

Who takes the narrow way stray from the straightway (turn away from Him), they would be the losers and when death would approach them, then they would realize how blind they were, not to believing in God Almighty: and so they would die with regrets, or if they realize early before some serious illness take them, then they would try their very best to seek God Almighty forgiveness.

So accept the things that you can see in the bright daylight in good faith, rather than have to struggle in the darkness of the night to look for it. Do not die with regrets; the hell fire is anxiously awaiting your arrival.

One who submits their will sincerely to God Almighty, His grace would protect them from straying into the path of Satan’s temptation.

The message of God Almighty is a guide that is sure to those who seek His light, but those who reject faith are blind: their hearts are sealed. The hypocrites are those self deceive and deceiving to others, keep away from them.

Example 5: The heart of man is the seat of his hopes and fears, the foundation of his moral and his spiritual life. Now if that foundation is on an undermine sand cliff already crumbling to pieces, what security can he have? One who is determined not to accept God Almighty in his life, his hopes, his dreams, his goals are all build on a sand cliff, they would cut clean away (at death) and fall into a heap of ruin dust. The eternal life after death would be of no use to him, for the pleasure of God Almighty kingdom would be close for him/her.  The Holy Qur’an states:

Which then is best? – he that layeth his foundation on piety to Allah and His good pleasure? – or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand-cliff ready to crumble to pieces? and it doth crumble to pieces with him, into the fire of Hell. And Allah guideth not people that do wrong. 9:109

Let us take warning and pay heed to the above verse as an example. The hardest striving and fighting are needed to combat evil and hypocrisy; for sin can reach a stage where the doors for repentance are closed. We must gladly welcome all chances to get closer and closer to God Almighty, only then we would be able to achieve Allah’s (swt) pleasure. The Holy Qur’an states:

Allah hath promised to Believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in gardens of everlasting bliss. But the greatest bliss is the good pleasure of Allah. that is the supreme felicity. 9:72

How can one gain (zeal) great love for Allah Almighty?

The Holy Qur’an states:

To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness hath Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward. 5:9.

Those who reject faith and deny our signs will be companions of Hell-fire. 5:10.  

O ye who believe! Call in remembrance the favour of Allah unto you when certain men formed the design to stretch out their hands against you, but ((Allah)) held back their hands from you: so fear Allah. And on Allah let believers put (all) their trust. 5:11. 

Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we appointed twelve captains among them. And Allah said: “I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practise regular charity, believe in my apostles, honour and assist them, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or rectitude.” 5:12. 

Here are some advice:

(1) Do justice, help the poor and the needy people, act righteously in a favorable or neutral atmosphere, it is meritorious enough to start building a relationship with Allah  (swt).

(2)  Cleanliness means a lot to Allah  (swt) as well, if one keeps himself or herself clean at all times, in mind and body and soul, he or she is bound to gain (zeal) strong love for Allah (swt), which would help them to do things that would always pleases Him.

(3) Purity of motive in the inmost recesses of the heart and soul, to exercise patience and kindness to people who hates you or whom you dislike, justice is a heavenly fountain; it leads to righteousness.

(4)  Man is under a spiritual obligation under an implied covenant with Allah (swt); and He has given man reason, judgment, the high faculties of the soul, and even the position God Almighty Vicegerent on earth: and so man is bound to serve Him faithfully and to obey His will. That obedience begins with cleanliness in body, functions, food, motive etc.

How can one get rid of their hasty actions? Why are some people so hasty?

Hasty is the very bone and marrow of man. As the Holy Qur’an states:

Man is a creature of haste: soon (enough) will I show you My Signs; then ye will not ask Me to hasten them! 21:37.

Hasty breed weakness in action and faith: In our life of probation on this earth, our virtue and our faith are tested by many things. Allah (swt) created us with a free will to act how we wanted to act, some of us act in haste over matters that don’t seem pleasing to us at times and some of us act with patience and understanding. The people who act in haste, their faith in Allah (swt) are very weak, e.g.1. Like a weak foundation for something, it would not stay up for too long.  Hasty breed weak actions and weak faith, while patience breed calmness and firmness which helps to build strong foundation.

The prayer that man should make for good, he maketh for evil; for man is given to hasty (deeds). 17:11. 

When sincere devotion is not rendered to Allah (swt), there will not be any true wisdom to act with patience and justice, and as such one will not know or realize his own true position (spiritually) that detour him from salvation. People with weak faith in Allah (swt), they always feel unhappy and disgusted with themselves. They are blind to God’s mercies. Sincere devotion to Allah (swt) is the key to patience and the key to a successful life spiritually and materially.

Call ye, then, upon Allah with sincere devotion to Him, even though the Unbelievers may detest it. 40:14. 

Allah Almighty makes everything in our daily life so easy for us, to protect us from dispute. As mention in the Holy Qur’an: 

So from whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; and wheresoever ye are, Turn your face thither: that there be no ground of dispute against you among the people, except those of them that are bent on wickedness; so fear them not, but fear Me; and that I may complete My favours on you, and ye May (consent to) be guided; 2:150. 

A similar (favour have ye already received) in that We have sent among you an Messenger of your own, rehearsing to you Our Signs, and sanctifying you, and instructing you in Scripture and Wisdom, and in new knowledge. 2:151.

Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith. 2:152.

O ye who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere. 2:153.                                            

When we want to pray to Him, we can turn our face to any direction. He also mentions that if we fear Him so as to act with justice and patience, He would complete His favors on us and guide us to a straight path as stated in the verse above. E.g.2. One who wish to come out from his hasty actions, must start to remember Allah (swt) more, and try hard to pray from the heart, close your eyes and think that you are about to fall into a ball of fire, and you are calling out to Allah (swt) with fear and hope, that He will come to help you, do this as often as possible and Insha Allah you would achieve Allah’s (swt)  help and His grace to act with justice and patience.

How can one realize the true value of Allah’s Blessings?

It is trouble, distress or adversity that makes man realizes their helplessness, and so they turn their attention to seek ease and help from Allah (swt) who is the true source of all goodness and happiness. To realize Allah (swt) kindness and His mercy upon you, is like feeling relief from a very serious pain in your body, and to keep realizing and feeling Allah’s (swt) blessing upon you and your family, you must always be thankful and grateful to Him. As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

When trouble touches men, they cry to their Lord, turning back to Him in repentance: but when He gives them a taste of Mercy as from Himself, behold, some of them pay part-worship to other god’s besides their Lord, – 30:33. 

(As if) to show their ingratitude for the (favours) We have bestowed on them! Then enjoy (your brief day); but soon will ye know (your folly).  30:34.

When We give men a taste of Mercy, they exult thereat: and when some evil afflicts them because of what their (own) hands have sent forth, behold, they are in despair! 30:36.

See they not that Allah enlarges the provision and restricts it, to whomsoever He pleases? Verily in that are Signs for those who believe. 30:37. 

So give what is due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek the Countenance, of Allah, and it is they who will prosper 30:38

Not everyone can feel and acknowledge the blessings from Allah (swt) right away, only whom He pleases with. The Holy Qur’an states:

It is Allah Who sends the Winds, and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread them in the sky as He wills, and break them into fragments, until thou seest rain-drops issue from the midst thereof: then when He has made them reach such of his servants as He wills behold, they do rejoice!- 30:48 

Allah (swt) wonderful grace and His joyful blessings draws up men’s spiritual aspirations from the most unlikely place and suspends them as dark mysteries according to His holy will and plan: and when His message reaches the heart of His true and sincere servants, even in the smallest fragments how its recipients rejoice, even though before it they were in utter despair.

Some of us would cry and feel disappointed that Allah (swt) is not listening to us, and He is not giving us our desires as we pleaded over and over to Him in our humble supplication, but the above verse explains how Allah (swt) have all our craving desires, our dreams, our goals and our wishes from where ever we go, and where ever we pray to Him seeking His grace, He accepts our humble plead and He sends them down to us in rain drops, how grateful is He to His servants: Allahu Akbar.

How do you explain the Gospel of unity?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Thus have We sent by inspiration to thee an Arabic Qur’an: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her,- and warn (them) of the Day of Assembly, of which there is no doubt: (when) some will be in the Garden, and some in the Blazing Fire.42:7

Allah (swt).  Religion is the same in essence, whether given to Prophet Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (owbp). The source of unity is the revelation from Allah (swt) In Islam it is establish as an institution and does not remain merely a vague suggestion.

The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah – the which We have sent by inspiration to thee – and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him).42:13.   See also 42:11, 12 and 14.

Faith, duty or religion is not a matter to dispute about, the formation of sects is against the very principles of religion and unity. The most important matter is we should strive for is steadfastness in duty and faith and also unity amongst mankind.  

As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.6:159.

Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him.7:3.          

O ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.7:27.

Our devotion should be sincere in the sight of Allah (swt) and as such He will give us the will to act with love and unity among our brotherhood in Islam. About dividing religion (6:159) we are fully responsible for our actions: we cannot transfer the consequences to someone else, nor can anyone vicariously atone for our sins. If people have honest doubt or differences about important questions of religion, they should not start futile disputes so as to break up the unity of their religion (or Islam). Our duty as Muslims is to maintain unity and discipline, mere disputation are futile.

See the Holy Qur’an 29:45-49.

In order to achieve our purpose as true standard bearers for Allah (swt) we shall have to find true common grounds of belief. As stated in the Holy Qur’an in the following verses:                      

Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do.29:45. 

And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury): but say, “We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam).29:46. 

And thus (it is) that We have sent down the Book to thee. So the People of the Book believe therein, as also do some of these (pagan Arabs): and none but Unbelievers reject our signs.29:47.

And thou waste not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book came), nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hand: In that case, indeed, would the talkers of vanities have doubted.29:48.  

Nay, here are Signs self-evident in the hearts of those endowed with knowledge: and none but the unjust reject Our Signs. 29:49.

As Muslims we must always act with justice, if our home condition do not allow us according to the faith that is in us, we must be prepared to suffer ostracism or even exile. The Holy Qur’an states:

Say: “O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is Allah’s earth! those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!” 39:10.

Say: “Verily, I am commanded to serve Allah with sincere devotion.39:11. 

“And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam.” 39:12. 

Say: “I would, if I disobeyed my Lord, indeed have fear of the Penalty of a Mighty Day.”39:13 

Say: “It is Allah I serve, with my sincere (and exclusive) devotion:39:14

“Serve ye what ye will besides him.” Say: “Truly, those in loss are those who lose their own souls and their People on the Day of Judgment: Ah! that is indeed the (real and) evident Loss! 39:15

How is it that Shaitaan is only one Jinn and he has so much power?

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; 112:1                                                                            

Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; 112:2 

He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; 112:3

And there is none like unto Him.  112:4

From the above verses of the Holy Qur’an, we should understand clearly that there is no other God but Allah (swt), and Allah  (swt) told us about Shaitaan in many places in the Holy Qur’an, how he (Shaitaan) is an open enemy to us and we must beware of him, and what a false exchange you would make listening to his evil whisper rather than turning to Allah. The Holy Qur’an states:   

Behold! We said to the angels, “Bow down to Adam”: They bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrong-doers! 18:50

Satan’s progeny are his followers and that is the power given to him, to betray those people whose faith is weak in Allah (swt).  Allah (swt) has given him (Shaitaan) the power as a king of evil and mischief, so his work is not only to betray mankind (on earth), but also to betray Jinns like himself. As such he has lots and lots of them all over the world working for him; he has a throne of authority symbolically of many evil ideas, even the idea of being God.  He regulates and governs his throne as a king does, he orders all his soldiers to destroy Man and Jinns.

Shaitaan became a king of evil and corruption, he is rebellious against Allah (swt) and he would stop at nothing to achieve his goal, which is to get as much people and Jinn into the fire of hell. He and his soldiers would create mischief, corruption, destruction and make haste obstinate resistance to God Almighty truth, which would help to accomplish their own downfall right into the pit of hell fire.

The more we realize that there is nothing which the powers of evil can do to ever defeat the merciful purpose of God Almighty, the faster we would get rid of his evil influences from our heart and resisting evil, the faster we would get closer to God Almighty.

In what way one can acknowledge their covenant with Allah?

Our covenant is completed when:

We acknowledge that Allah (swt) is our Lord, our Creator, Cherisher and Sustainer: therefore we are able to acknowledge our duty to Him etc.

Is Islam the best Religion?

The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will):3:19.  

So if they dispute with thee, say: “I have submitted My whole self to Allah and so have those who follow me.” 3:20.                                                                                                                    

Islam means peace and all the religions that serve only one God, and who are obedient to His messages, so as to believe in His Prophets, His Angels and in His book: the Holy Qur’an. They are the best in religion in the sight of Allah (swt), so we must try to learn the real Islam and how it illuminates us.

By studying Islam and how it illuminates us with Allah (swt)  blessed light of spiritual insight and spiritual strength, it will help us to gain wisdom and understanding to live with self restraint from anger and to ignore people who are insolent and wicked.

In the heart of every sincere believer whatever good or bad things happened to them in their everyday life, their belief is it happened by the will of Allah (swt).  Therefore to all the true and sincere Muslims there is no difficulty since their belief is it is the will of Allah (swt). One whose faith is weak must ever strive to learn and understand that will, and if they do then they would be able to live with peace and unity and as such they would not trouble with the nature of evil.

Is man allowed to take their wives to Jannat?

Indeed if we are righteous and our wives (or children) are all righteous, then we all would enter into Allah’s kingdom. The Holy Qur’an states:

Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing.43:70.                                                              

To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that their eyes could delight in: and ye shall abide therein (for aye).43:71. 

Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life).43:72. 

Ye shall have therein abundance of fruit, from which ye shall have satisfaction. 43:73.

Insha Allah we shall have all our near and dear ones (our wives) with us: perfected love will not be content with self, but like a note of music will find it’s melody in communion with the others. The richest and most beautiful vessels will minister to our purified desires and give complete and eternal satisfaction to our souls in every way. We shall be there not as strangers but as heirs made heirs in eternity because of the good lives we have led on earth.

One who has a sharp temper, do they fit into the same shoes as hasty?

Hastiness breed from pride, spite, hate, envy and jealously. When temper breed from every day struggle in life’s conduct. As Allah (swt) mentions:

Verily We have created man into toil and struggle. 90:4. 

This verse clearly tells us how man is born to strive and struggle, and sometimes when one suffer from hardship, he or she after losing their patience gets angry. Those who do not have any patience, are more quickly to get into temper, and some have very sharp temper, they are the ones who cannot think right away and finds it really hard to exercise self control.

Hasty on the other hand leads to hatred and spite, which are not constructive contributions to the work of this world. The man with just a temper can be a man with faith and who is entitled to true guidance; for sure he would achieve salvation. Self-glory, pride, arrogance, envy, hate and jealously are among the roots of evil. It is pointed in several places in the Holy Qur’an with regard to the Shaitaan. Shaitaan act on hasty and envy causing the person to lose all respect for Allah (swt).

See the Holy Qur’an 38:71-88.

Allah (swt) mercy is all embracing, despair not: but see it before it is too late. To Him (Allah) and Him alone is due sincere devotion, and there is none like unto Him.

Evil arose through the pride of Iblis, to whom a respite was granted only for a period of time: but neither fear nor evil will affect those who receive Allah’s (swt) message. The Holy Qur’an teaches us how to celebrate Allah (swt) Praises, how to learn humility in worship and to serve one and only one God Almighty.

God Almighty truth in His holy book (Holy Qur’an) makes all things clean and He would guard it from those who mock at truth, and from those who fails to see the Majesty, Beauty, order and harmony blazoned in His creation. He holds the key to life and death, and He will remain when all pass away.

Should we leave our children to do as they wish when they reach the age of 18 and older?

The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones. 66:6 

We must carefully guard not only our own conduct, but the conduct of our families, also all those who are near and dear to us. It is righteous to seek virtue for yourself and also for your families.

Children may go astray sometimes in their lives, don’t matter how old they are, parent’s duty is to help to advise them and put them back on the right path. The best way to help a child (even if he or she is grown up)  is to give love to them in words, action, treating them kindly and even buying gifts for them. As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 64:14 

Your riches and your children may be but a trial: but in the Presence of Allah, is the highest, Reward. 64:15 

So fear Allah as much as ye can; listen and obey and spend in charity for the benefit of your own soul and those saved from the covetousness of their own souls,- they are the ones that achieve prosperity. 64:16                                                                                                                    

Children may vex your spirit but may at the same time search out your fidelity in Allah (swt). And their affection for you and yours, for them may be a source of strength for you if it is pure, just as it may be a danger if is based on selfish or unworthy motive.

Children maybe a trial in many senses: their different ways of looking at things may cause you to reflect and to turn to the highest things of eternal importance. Their relationship with you may confront you with problems far more complicated than those in separate individual lives, and thus become test of your own strength of character and sense of responsibility.

My advice to all parents is that we should be kind to our children at all times; we should love them, help them and have lots and lots of patience with them at all times.

Sorcery, superstition, magic, witchcraft and other evil that are decisive and deception, how all of these things came about? Why Allah does not stop them?

Answer to first question: Allah (swt) gives knowledge to mankind and a free will, to ask Him or desires to do things without even asking Him, He will grant them their desires according to their intention. The Holy Qur’an states:

Nay, those who seek gain in evil, and are girt round by their sins,- they are companions of the Fire: Therein shall they abide (For ever).2:81                                                                                                    

Evil is the work of Shaitaan, he was granted the respite and privileges to lead mankind astray, his first prey was Prophet Adam a.s., his second was the sons of Prophet Adam a.s. and thereafter he continued to spread his evil influences over the people, and only those whose faith are weak would get seriously betrayed by his evil whispering and his evil conduct.

Shaitaan is the root of evil, we cannot see Shaitaan, he is invisible and he has the Jinns who are also invisible like him, and the people who are weak in faith and those who do not believe in Allah (swt) falls prey to him. The people whose faith is weak gets caught into the whispering of the devil, but with true and sincere repentance, they are able to get back on the right track like Prophet Adam a.s.  But the people who refused to believe in the one true God, they are seriously betrayed by the devil and his and his soldiers. The people’s whose intention sorcery, superstition, magic and witchcraft, those are the ones who are envelope by the evil Jinns, even the people who are idol worshippers; every one of them gets whatever  they asked for and more. False worship brings neither harm nor goodness to such people, only the mercy from Allah (swt) can lead them on the right path.

See the Holy Qur’an chapter 22 verses 8-13. 

God Almighty is just; He is not unjust to the least of His creatures.

Sorcery, superstition, magic and witchcraft are all the cult of the evil ones, who are the devil’s soldiers, the evil Jinns sold themselves into slavery to their master, who is no other than Shaitaan who is also a Jinn and the root for all evils, the king of evil and mischief.

Shaitaan himself has no power, but his desire for the arts of mischief and corruption was granted to him by Allah (swt), when he boldly asked for these things through his anger and his pride. So evil in itself has no power, every power of evil or righteousness comes from Allah (swt), He fulfills every need whether good or bad of his creatures. He makes the evil as a test and trial for the true believers, who are His sincere servants, so that they can get closer and closer to Him.

Allah (swt) is using the Shaitan’s conduct to test us and put us (the true believers) through His trial. He tries us by our striving, our wealth, by prosperity, and by adversity: to the one we should that we should show humility and justice. And in the other, patience, firmness, constancy in prayers and in the remembrance of Him (Allah swt) . On the contrary many of us get puffed up in prosperity, and also many of us get depressed in adversity.

Through evil forces Allah (swt) permitted the evil to work, but His Grace protected all who sought His Guidance. Allah (swt) knows how people would get busy into evil and how evil would spread more and more seriously in His beautiful worlds, so He sends down two of His Angels (Harut and Marut) in a place called Babylon, where the people were deep into mischief and corruption, to teach and show them how the magic works and how deceiving and dangerous it is by its influence.

See chapter 2 verses 97-103.

Allah (swt) send guidance to all, He created man bare and alone, the soul in its naked purity and beauty knew no shame because it knew no guilt: After it was touched by guilt and sold by evil, the soul became faulty.

The atheist people seem to strive in knowledge and in wealth, how are this possible when they do not have Allah’s (swt) guidance?

We have honored the sons of Adam; provided them with transport on land and sea; given them for sustenance things good and pure; and conferred on them special favours, above a great part of our creation.17:70

Allah’s (swt) Mercy is for all of His creation, it is not confined only to a class or grade of people, in any case the pleasures of this world is short, and the cause of Allah (swt) is the cause of justice, and His justice is for all. To blame Allah (swt) for someone who do not believe in Him, striving in their wealth and knowledge is very unjust! Allah (swt) is all Wise and good to all His creatures. The righteous put all of their trust and affairs in His care, while the unrighteous trust is in their misfortune (the consequences they would have to face up in the spiritual world, which is the life after death. Let’s see where all of their wealth and knowledge would take them) after their death.

People who do not believe in any such thing as a God, but they are very kind hearted and very good people, they are not mocking at God’s truth and they are good and helpful to the poor and needy and to the rest of God’s creatures, surely they would strive in their wealth and knowledge, because Allah (swt) is Most Merciful to those who show mercy.  

Every man’s fate We have fastened on his own neck:   17:13. Who receiveth guidance, receiveth it for his own benefit: who goeth astray doth so to his own loss: Who is he that will Loan to Allah a beautiful loan? For ((Allah)) will increase it manifold to his credit, 57:15

Allah (swt) is just! He is not unjust to the least of His creatures, and He is very true to His promise.

If there were a Qur’an, with which mountains were moved, or the earth were cloven asunder, or the dead were made to speak, (this would be the one!) But, truly, the command is with Allah in all things! Do not the Believers know, that, had Allah (so) willed, He could have guided all mankind (to the right)? But the Unbelievers,- never will disaster cease to seize them for their (ill) deeds, or to settle close to their homes, until the promise of Allah come to pass, for, verily, Allah will not fail in His promise. 13:31

There are also people whose mind and actions are for destruction and mischief, they are also rebellious towards Allah (swt) messages and His favors upon them, but yet they are wealthy in their striving. These people are bold and brave for the punishment in the hereafter, Allah (swt) will give them plenty of rope to hang their own selves. They will have all that they wish for and more in this world, but nothing in the hereafter other than punishment.  

Those who reject Faith,- neither their possessions nor their (numerous) progeny will avail them aught against Allah. They are themselves but fuel for the Fire 3:10

(Their plight will be) no better than that of the people of Pharaoh, and their predecessors: They denied our Signs, and Allah called them to account for their sins. For Allah is strict in punishment. 3:11

Let not the unbelievers think that if they seem to prosper for a time, which is the end of the matter. They would have to face Allah (swt) in the hereafter. See the above verse from the Holy Qur’an 13:31.

The Holy Qur’an talk about men taking their wives to Jannat 43:70-73). What if the wife or wives are evil? E.g. If the wives are disloyal to the husband and if they are disobedient and stubborn or if the wife is an adulterous person etc.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all). 4:34.                                                                                                                  

Two kinds of wives are mentioned in the above verse, my understanding to this verse is if the wife and husband live their lives with love and respect for each other, and the wife carry herself very respectfully and obey her husband, then for sure they both would be able to enter Allah (swt) Kingdom.  And if the wife (or wives) is evil and disobedient to her husband and the husband is a faithful man to his Creator and he is going to Jannat, then he wouldn’t be able to seek help for her to be with him in Jannat. Only if she seeks amendment and forgiveness from him and from Allah (swt) before he passes away, or before she passes away, then and only then she would be able to gain entry into Jannat. As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

Allah accept the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy: For Allah is full of knowledge and wisom.4:17 

Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil. 4; 18 

Adultery (and fortification) is a crime most shameful.

Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).17:32 

Adultery is not only shameful in itself and inconsistent with any self respect, for others it open the road to many evil. It destroys the basis of the family; it works against the interest of children born or to be born. It may cause murder and feuds etc.

The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: 24:2 

As we read from the Holy Qur’an from the above verse, we must understand that there is punishment for sin and goodness for good.

Those who are righteous, would their families be allowed to join in all of the above pleasures?

And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.  52:21.                                                                                                                        

And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.52:22.                                                                                                                                   

From the above verses we learn how the righteous will be in Bliss far beyond their merits: Their sins and their faults will be forgiven by the grace of Allah (swt)Everyone will also have a throne of dignity, eating and drinking to their heart’s content; they will also be in profit, health, beauty and enjoyment.

On the Day of Judgment, all acts of man will have their inevitable fruits; a new world will be born with the day of doom. New values will be established by God’s decree, consumed will be evil in the fire of reality: and good will come to its own in personal and social bliss. It must be understood that in full realization that Allah (swt) is God, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Allah (swt) cherishes His plan to overthrow the weak plots of evil. We must hold firm with patience in faith and believe in the hereafter and sing the praises of Allah (swt) (Zikr), for Allah (swt) is the source and goal for all things, as He is the only one who starts reality. He created us and He knows all of our actions. His revelations disclose the summit of beauty, power and wisdom.

What actions are those people who are firmly grounded in knowledge?

The more these righteous people know is the more they realize how little they know of all the depths of truth in the spiritual world. But their sincere faith in Allah (swt)   helps them with spiritual glimpse of truth.  (1) They have spiritual insight, humility and hope for the hereafter: and they have certain virtues such as patience, steadfastness, self-restraint, and all that it takes to bring peace and unity in disputes etc. (2) In all of their actions they are true and sincere, as they are also in their promises and words. (3) Their spiritual worship is earnest and deep that it shows itself in their love of their fellow man. (4) Their self discipline is so great that the first thing they do in the morning is humbly to approach their Creator. As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

Say: Shall I give you glad tidings of things Far better than those? For the righteous are Gardens in nearness to their Lord, with rivers flowing beneath; therein is their eternal home; with companions pure (and holy); and the good pleasure of Allah. For in Allah’s sight are (all) His servant. 3:15.                                                                              

(Namely), those who say: “Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire;”.3:16.                                                            

Those who show patience, Firmness and self-control; who are true (in word and deed); who worship devoutly; who spend (in the way of Allah. and who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.3:17.

There is no god but He: That is the witness of Allah, His angels, and those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise.3:18.

What actions prevents one from prosper?

1. The Holy Qur’an speaks about several actions:

Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: 5:89

Use not Allah’s (swt) name literally or intentionally to make an oath, vows or swore, or else it can hamper you from prosper, keep to your solemn oaths to the utmost of your ability.

2.  O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, – of Satan’s handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper. 5:90.

3. Satan’s plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain? 5:91.

4.  Jealousy, hatred, envy, spite, fornication, adultery, witchcraft, fraud, arrogant, pride and magic are all actions. Allah’s (swt) working in His world and His constant care and His guidance should give a clue to His unity. It is He who holds the keys to success; we should strive for His goodness, and keep away from the Shaitaan conduct, which would prevent us from prayer in the spiritual and material world.

What Allah says bout the people who turns away from Him?

See the Holy Qur’an: 7:36, 37, 40, 45, 51, 94, 95, and 96.

Relate to them the story of the man to whom We sent Our signs, but he passed them by: so Satan followed him up, and he went astray. 7:175                                                                                                

If it had been Our will, We should have elevated him with Our signs; but he inclined to the earth, and followed his own vain desires. His similitude is that of a dog: if you attack him, he lolls out his tongue, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls out his tongue. That is the similitude of those who reject Our signs; So relate the story; perchance they may reflect.7:176. 

Whom Allah doth guide,- he is on the right path: whom He rejects from His guidance,- such are the persons who perish.7:178. 

The hidden faculties in man are enough to teach him the distinction between good and evil and also warn him of the dangers that beset his life.

What does the Religion Islam requires from mankind?

The logical conclusion to the evolution of religions history is a non-sectarian, non-racial, non-doctrinal universal religion which Islam claims to be, for Islam is just submission to the will of Allah (swt)   This implies (1) Faith (in Allah swt), (2) Doing righteous deeds, (3) Be Just, (4) Be Kind, (5) Help the poor and needy people, (6) Keep away from all evil doings, (7) Eschewing wrong , being an example to others to eschew wrong and having the power to see that wrong and injustice are defeated. Islam therefore lives, not for itself but for all mankind. Islam also stands for peace, love and unity, Islam invites all that is good, enjoins the right and forbids the wrong.

The true Muslims who are sincere to the religion of Islam, they know all that it requires and they usually try to fulfill its requirements, such as patience, steadfastness, self-restraint and all that goes under the full definition of patience.

What examples can one show to the people who do not believe in Allah and in the unseen?

Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:

One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams. 17:71.                                                                                                                                                

But those who were blind in this world, will be blind in the hereafter, and most astray from the Path. 17:72.                                                                                                                        

Answer to question: There are many examples to show these people, but only Allah (swt) make the blind see. (1) Allah (swt) is the thunder that we usually hear before a storm or during the storm. We cannot see Allah, (swt) we surely believe in His loud voice which is the thunder.

Nay, thunder repeateth His praises, and so do the angels, with awe: He flingeth the loud-voiced thunder-bolts. 13:13.

(2) One cannot see the fire until it is lit, but yet they believe in the fire, they believe in the thunder but they cannot see it as well! (3) The wind also which they cannot see but they believe in it. The wind brings to us lots of messages from Allah  (swt)

We send the fecundating winds, then cause the rain to descend from the sky, therewith providing you with water (in abundance), though ye are not the guardians of its stores.15:22)

good news and warning of true guidance. (4) Light! Can one really see it, No! But yet we believe in its existence, because without it life would be very difficult.

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.24:35.                                                                            

Allah Almighty is the light of the heavens and the earth, high above all of our petty evanescent lives. Universal is His light, so pure and intense, that grosser beings need a veil to take His rays. (5) The people who do not believe in Allah  (swt) have children, ask them what if your children doubt you, that you are not their parents, let’s say you have all the proof that they need, to prove that you are their parents, and yet they are doubting you, wouldn’t you get angry at them? Of course you will, well the people who do not believe in Allah (swt) they are arrogantly mocking at Him, He would one day punish them severally. (6) Another example: What if you build the most biggest and beautiful house for your children, and they keep telling you that you did not build that house, it does not matter how much proof you showed them, they still continue to doubt you, you will probably be angry with them and turn away from them, well this is how Allah (swt) will turn away from the unbelieving people.

Those who behave arrogantly on earth in defiance of right – them will I turn away from My signs: Even if they see all the signs, they will not believe in them; and if they see the way of right conduct, they will not adopt it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will adopt. For they have rejected our signs, and failed to take warning from them.7:146.

Those who reject Allah, hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and resist the Messenger, after Guidance has been clearly shown to them, will not injure Allah in the least, but He will make their deeds of no effect.47:32.

What has Allah (swt) promised to the righteous people?

The Holy Qur’an states:

As to the Righteous, they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness. 52:17.                                                          

Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lord hath bestowed on them, and their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty of the fire.52:18.  

(To them will be said:) “Eat and drink ye, with profit and health, because of your (good) deeds.” 52:19.  

They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.52:20.

What is the cure for defects shortcomings?

The best thing that man can do is to have strong faith and patience, and to strive in Allah’s (swt) cause, as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

And those who strive in Our (cause), – We will certainly guide them to our Paths: For verily Allah is with those who do right.29:69.                                                                                                              

Strive with all your might and main, with constancy and determination, and Allah (swt) light and His mercy will surely come to meet you. It will cure your defects and shortcomings, it will provide with the means by which you can raise yourself above yourself. It will point out the straightway and all the path leading up to it.

The way to Allah (swt) is a straight way, but man has strayed from it in all directions. There are numerous paths by which they can get back on the right way, the way in which the purity of their own nature, and the will and mercy of Allah (swt) require them to walk, all these numerous path becomes open to them, if once they give their heart in keeping to Allah (swt) and working in the right way with all their souls and minds resources. Man will never be able to defeat Allah’s (swt) plan. According to His wise will and plan, He will grant His Grace to whom He pleases.

What is the purpose of our life in this world?

Our life in this world, we must use it as a preparation for our spiritual or inner life.                              

The life of this world is but play and amusement: and if ye believe and guard against Evil, He will grant you your recompense, and will not ask you (to give up) your possessions.47:36.                                                                                                    

Amusement and play are not bad things in themselves, but we must not get too deep in it so as to forget our Creator and our duty to Him and His Apostles. We are to make preparation for the most serious life. Joy and fun have their value, but if we concentrate on them and neglect the true meaning (or business) of our short term of life on this earth, we would not be able to prosper (spiritually). As the Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the apostle, and make not vain your deeds! 47:33.  

Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost: for Allah is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good) deeds. 47:35.

In worries and trouble, if we show patience and act with justice, not with haste and injustice, Allah (swt) will make life easier and easier for us.

One can never prosper (spiritually) whose actions are out of spite and injustice; we learn the greatest spiritual lessons by parables and similitude’s from things that happen in the outer world. If a man goes after a mirage or a thing that has no real existence, such as evil actions which has no value in the sight of Allah Almighty, he can never reach his spiritual goal with Allah (swt). While the man that follows the kindly light from Allah  (swt) leads him on, must be happier in mind, sounder in heart and firmer in life, generally for every moment that he lives. Little advice:  (1) Rebellion against Allah (swt) leads to destruction. (2) Fidelity will cool the mind and feed the heart with peace. (3) Love and respect for Allah (swt), His Prophets and His Angels will warm the affection and sweeten the life.

Why Allah Almighty want to test man?

Allah test, trial and tribulations are to prepare man for his high spiritual destiny. As they say fire is good for us and bad as well, without fire we cannot eat and playing with fire can be very harmful to us as well, we can get seriously hurt.

We must be on our guard at all times for the assault of evil is from all sides; it takes advantage of every weak point in us: sometimes even our good and generous sympathies are used to decoy us into the snares of evil.

Allah’s (swt) testing to mankind begins with His Prophet Adam a.s.; Wo is our first parents, as stated in the Holy Qur’an:  

“O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression.” 7:19 

Our first parents were placed in a spiritual garden of innocence and bliss; it was Allah (swt) plan to give to them a limited faculty of choice to keep them away from the tree of evil, but he succumbed to Shaitaan suggestions and they ate from the tree. And so they fell, they were warned of the danger, they were innocent in matters, material and spiritual as well, they knew no evil but their faculty of choice that was given to them, they had face up to the test, trial and tribulation, which life’s conduct were build on, the foundation of life conduct on this earth is all about test, trial and tribulation.

Why didn’t Allah (swt) create us as one nation? (So that they might have been more peace in the world)

All mankind was created one, God Almighty message to all mankind is in essence one: the message of Unity and Trust; but as selfishness and egotism got hold of man, certain difference sprung up between individuals, race and nations. Allah (swt) in His infinite mercy sent them messengers and messages to suit their varying mentality, to test them by His gifts and stir them up to emulation in virtue and   piety.

Corruption comes through ignorance and through selfish pride. The goodness, the beautiful and the usefulness in man’s life are derived from God Almighty, yet man is ungrateful, he runs after the ephemeral things of this life. Who are we to question Allah (swt)? The unseen is only Allah (swt) to know. As the Holy Qur’an states:

Mankind was but one nation, but differed (later). 10:19                                    

They say: “Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?” Say: “The Unseen is only for Allah (to know) 10:20                                                                                                                                      

The people who are so brave and bold to question Allah  (swt), as to why He cannot send down a sign or signs to  them, well let them look back at themselves and observe of spiritual blindness; they are! Their demand for signs is disingenuous, all nature and revelation furnishes them with incontestable signs. Some people won’t see the book of the unseen open to them, so that they can believe strongly in Allah (swt) and they can be grateful to Him in His goodness and His kindness to them, but that will not happen in this world, it would happen in the hereafter, but it would be too late for some of us who are blind to His goodness and mercy in this world.

Everything in God Almighty creation, especially mankind has use and purpose (for each other) and fits into a design. Some of His creation, He made test for each other (and for others as well). With a limited free will that was granted to all of His creatures, some used that free will to proclaim His unity and some used it to turn against Him.

Those who fall from Grace are described by three epithets:

(1) The meeting Allah (swt) is not the object of their hope and earned desires.

(2) The material goodness and beauty of this world not only attracts them, but apparently give them complete satisfaction, so that there is no glow of the future in their horizon.

(3) They are spiritually deaf and dead to the resounding and living messages of God Almighty.

The true believers faith is the instrument used in their lives to also guide and detour them away from the wrong path that leads them corruption and destruction.

The wonderful working of the Spirit of God Almighty through man by revelation seems like magic to man: yet they could find Signs and messages from Him in the Sun, the Moon and the constantly varying yet regular phenomena of nature, from which Man should take a lesson of constancy in faith.

Corruption exist in the world since Shaitaan was cast down from heaven, it has nothing to do with race or nations. Also with the free will and choices that was given to mankind, to steer their lives how they choose to in this life.

We learn from the Prophets (pbut) (and from the people of old) how lack of faith causes people to perish. If we accept God Almighty truth, we would live a smooth and peaceful life, even if we face up to a mountain of problems, we would not feel any kind of disappointment in life’s conduct and in our love for Allah Almighty.

Why do we have to struggle so much in this world?

Follow these verses from the Holy Qur’an:

Here is a plain statement to men, a guidance and instruction to those who fear Allah. 3:138

So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in Faith. 3; 139

Did ye think that ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard (In His Cause) and remained steadfast? 3:142 

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, 2:155 

Those who believe, and suffer exile and strive with might and main, in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah; they are the people who will achieve (salvation). 9:20 

Their Lord doth give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of gardens for them, wherein are delights that endure: 9:21 

Trial and tribulations; it is all Allah (swt) testing as we observe from the above verses. To have good job that would help you with your material lively hood; you have to go through lots of hardship, to study for tests upon tests, trial upon trial, for a good education that would put you in a good paying job. Well in all the above verses from the Holy Qur’an tells us that we would have to go through Allah (swt) test and trial. The Holy Quran states

Did ye think that ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard (In His Cause) and remained steadfast? 3:142                                                                                                                                      

Surely we would not enter His Kingdom until we go through His test, and only those of us, who sincerely pass His test, would get to enter Jannat and those who give up would be a big time loser.

Suffering is good for us, it help us to remember Allah (swt) often, as they say that fire is good for us and it is also bad and dangerous for us as well. Without fire we cannot eat, likewise without suffering we cannot enter Jannat.  If we live all our lives as in the presence of Allah (swt), who is high above us and who watches over us all the time, we for sure will get His guidance.  As the Holy Qur’an states:

Allah doth wish to lighten your (difficulties): For man was created Weak (in flesh). 4:28.

Why God Almighty does not punish the people (or the wrong doers) who turns away from Him immediately?

The Holy Qur’an states:  

(Inevitable) cometh (to pass) the Command of Allah. seek ye not then to hasten it: Glory to Him, and far is He above having the partners they ascribe unto Him! 16:1 

He doth send down His angels with inspiration of His Command, to such of His servants as He pleaseth, (saying): “Warn (Man) that there is no god but I: so do your duty unto Me.” 16:2 

He has created man from a sperm-drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer! 16:4

Allah (swt) is all wise, all powerful, all merciful, if He is telling His servants to be just, to exercise patience, to show love and mercy to each other, and even when the ignorant fools address them with insults, they must wish them peace and move away from them. The Holy Qur’an states:

And the servants of ((Allah)) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace!” 25:63.                                                                            

There are 114 chapters in the Holy Qur’an and all with the exception of one chapter begins with: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Allah (swt) is Most Merciful to all of His creatures, He forgives us over and over, and He gives us lots of opportunities to seek amendment and forgiveness for our sins. Allah (swt) does put a serious sufferment on the people who turn away from Him, and who mock at Him, His Prophets, His Angels and His Blessed book: The Holy Qur’an. And that punishment is as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur). 2:7.

This verse explains that Allah (swt) makes it very plain to the people who turn away from believing in Him, and who makes mock at Him, His Prophets, His Angels and His Blessed book and the believing men and women, what more punishment can be more serious than one who becomes deaf, dumb and blind in this world and in the hereafter. Allah (swt) says whether if He send down sufferment to those who are asking for it right away, they will not believe as the Holy Qur’an states:

As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe. 2:6.

Allah will throw back their mockery on them, and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones (To and fro). 2:15.

These are they who have bartered Guidance for error: But their traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction.2:16. See also verses 17 to 19 for more details.             

Allah  (swt) is the Greatest, He ordered us over and over to have patience as He is the greatest exemplar of patience, He can destroy this whole world in the twinkle of an eye, much less a person who is brave and bold to question Him as to why He does not punish them right away for their sins. Allah’s (swt) Merciful kindness and His patience with mankind should be enough for someone to believe in Him and adore Him and His commandments. The Holy Qur’an states:

If We delay the penalty for them for a definite term, they are sure to say, “What keeps it back?” Ah! On the day it (actually) reaches them, nothing will turn it away from them, and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at! 11:8.

Nor would thy Lord be the One to destroy communities for a single wrong- doing, if its members were likely to mend. 11:117.

Why God Almighty does not stop the corruption and the mischief from spreading in the world?

Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have earned, that ((Allah)) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from Evil). 30:41                                                                                                                         

The consequences of evil must be met with evil, only with true amendment and repentance God Almighty Grace and His aid would step in to stop evil and mischief from spreading. God Almighty also gives man a free will to choose good or evil, and whoever chooses evil, He would give them a taste of their own actions as a favor to them, so that it may be a warning for the future (for them) and an invitation to enter the doors of repentance.

The ultimate object of Allah’s (swt) justice and punishment is to reclaim man from evil, and to restore him to the pristine purity and innocence in which he was created.

The evil introduced by his possession of a limited free will should be eliminated by the education and purification of man’s will. God Almighty will not turn back on His promise to mankind, when He gives them a free will of choice to take the right path or the wrong path in life’s conduct. Who choose not to believe in Him, or who lose patience and they turn away from Him, they would be the unfortunate ones. The Holy Qur’an states:

Say: “Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before (you): Most of them worshipped others besides Allah.”   30:42.

See more on how good and evil reaches their final end from the Holy Qur’an 30: 1-19. (It is) the promise of Allah. Never does Allah depart from His promise: but most men understand not. 30:6.

Do they not reflect in their own minds? Not but for just ends and for a term appointed, did Allah create the heavens and the earth, and all between them: yet are there truly many among men who deny the meeting with their Lord (at the Resurrection)!   30:8.

Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those before them? They were superior to them in strength: they tilled the soil and populated it in greater numbers than these have done: there came to them their apostles with Clear (Signs). (Which they rejected, to their own destruction): It was not Allah Who wronged them, but they wronged their own souls. 30:9.

In the long run evil in the extreme will be the End of those who do evil; for that they rejected the Signs of Allah, and held them up to ridicule. 30:10

When we read and we realize what flourishing cites and kingdoms had existed before, and how they were flourished with wealth and in prosperity in numbers, but all the wealth that they had couldn’t buy them this wisdom and understanding to realize what chances they were given, and what favors they were given by God Almighty, instead of them being grateful to Him, they were ungrateful to Him for His favors, and they were living dirty worst than  pigs, every Apostle or Prophets came to warn and teach them about God’s punishment and His Goodness, they were ready to laugh and ridicule them, so they were punished. As the Holy Qur’an mentions:

And those who have rejected Faith and falsely denied our Signs and the meeting of the Hereafter, – such shall be brought forth to Punishment. 30:16

So Allah (swt) destroy their cities and many more as well.

The cycle of life and death, war and corruption, good and evil all of these things seems to go on constantly and yet even science has not yet being able to explain the mysteries of these actions, and especially in the matter of life and death. But in the Holy Qur’an every detail are in it, of how mischief, corruption and evil spread, and also some details about death, how the souls leave the body and how it goes back to Allah (swt) for questioning etc.

The fear of God Almighty (fear to displease Him, fear to go against His will, fear to mock His Religion etc.) is the beginning to gain wisdom and understanding, the key to a peaceful and a successful life on this earth and a life in His Kingdom in the hereafter. Ameen

May Allah (swt) grant us the wisdom to live with love and unity amongst each other. Ameen.

Why some people turn away from being a believer in Allah after the whole world is right in front of their very own eyes which Allah created?

He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth; and he to whom wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the Message but men of understanding. 2:269.                                                                                                

Those who deliberately reject Allah’s (swt) guidance have put themselves out of the region of God’s mercy.

Everyone is born with some knowledge, but wisdom and understanding are rare and it is only wisdom and understanding that can help someone to keep on a right and straight path towards Allah (swt).

The key to gain this wisdom is patience, firmness and great love for Allah (swt).

Very weak faith in Allah (swt) would cause people to turn away from Him and His signs, they do not have the wisdom to acknowledge and to understand that this world strength, skills, beauty and power also the gifts of nature, and the solace of mind and soul comes from Allah (swt).

Those who are too proud and arrogant to seek guidance, they are the ones who would easily turn away from Allah (swt). It is only sincere and true belief in Allah (swt) would help one to get closer and closer to Him.

Selfishness, arrogance, pride, hate, envy, rebellion (towards Allah) lack of spiritual guidance, spiritual insight and spiritual blessings from Allah (swt) is the key to detour one’s mind away from believing in Allah (swt).

Through very weak and little faith in Allah (swt) cause lots of people to do wrong things and also to turn away from being a believer.

Example 1: Weak faith is like a house build on a very weak foundation as soon as a storm hits it, it collapse. The Holy Qur’an states in the following verses:

Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and on earth, and has made his bounties flow to you in exceeding measure, (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who dispute about Allah, without knowledge and without guidance, and without a Book to enlighten them! 31:20.

When they are told to follow the (Revelation) that Allah has sent down, they say: “Nay, we shall follow the ways that we found our fathers (following). “What! even if it is Satan beckoning them to the Penalty of the (Blazing) Fire?  31:21.

Whoever submits his whole self to Allah, and is a doer of good, has grasped indeed the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with Allah rests the End and Decision of (all) affairs. 31:22.  

But if any reject Faith, let not his rejection grieve thee: to Us is their return, and We shall tell them the truth of their deeds: for Allah knows well all that is in (men’s) hearts. 31:23

The result in one turning away from God signs is selfishness, and emptiness and cold heartedness. But there is always time for repentance.

Why the people break up and divide their religion into sects?

The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (to judge between right and wrong) 8:29                                                                                                                      

As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.6:159.                                                                                                             

To break up and to divide religion into sects, it is not very pleasing to Allah (swt), but it is pleasing to the ones own selfish desire who are out for destruction.  Allah (swt) gives knowledge to every soul, but two things He didn’t give to everyone and that is wisdom and understanding. Only the people that have strong fear in their hearts, to do the things that would please Allah (swt): they are the ones that would gain wisdom and understanding, and they are the ones who would be able to read the Holy Qur’an and understand it, and follow it in the right way, and only they are the ones who can teach the right way. Also in our every day prayers, we are asking Allah (swt) to show us the straightway, the way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy grace, and who walk in the light of God Almighty grace.

Some people wants name and fame and they would do as they pleases, even if it hurt and upsetting to Allah (swt) and His Prophet’s teachings. The Holy Qur’an states:

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). 49:13.

Only those are Believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and have never since doubted, but have striven with their belongings and their persons in the Cause of Allah: Such are the sincere ones. 49:15.                                                                                                                                                

Before Allah (swt) we are all one and all mankind descended from one pair of parents, tribes, races and nations are convenient labels by which we may know certain differing characteristics. One cannot deceive Allah (swt) by attaching a certain label to them. Islam in itself is a precious privilege; by accepting it we confer no favors on its preacher or on any community. If the acceptance is from the heart it is a great favor done to one. As the Holy Qur’an states:

Mankind was one single nation, and Allah sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings; and with them He sent the Book in truth, to judge between people in matters wherein they differed; but the People of the Book, after the clear Signs came to them, did not differ among themselves, except through selfish contumacy. Allah by His Grace Guided the believers to the Truth, concerning that wherein they differed. For Allah guided whom He will to a path that is straight. 2:213. 

O ye who believe! the law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman. But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, this is a concession and a Mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty. 2:178. 

Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said: “Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?” He said: “I know what ye know not.” 2:30

Some people are very arrogant and they are not true to themselves. Follow these verses from the Holy Qur’an:

Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realise (it) not! 2:9. 

In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves). 2:10.                            

When it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “Why, we only want to make peace!” 2:11.

Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realise (it) not. 2:12.  

When it is said to them: “Believe as the others believe:” They say: “Shall we believe as the fools believe?” Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know. 2:13.

When they meet those who believe, they say: “We believe;” but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say: “We are really with you: We (were) only jesting.” 2:14. 

Allah will throw back their mockery on them, and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones (To and fro). 2:15.                        

These are they who have bartered Guidance for error: But their traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction. 2:16. 

Ye man! What wonderful destiny is thine? Created to be Allah (swt) Vicegerent on earth? A little higher than Angels! Yet beguiled by evil.

In the beautiful fellowship of the righteous, there is room for all, of every grade of spiritual advancement, from the highest to the most ordinary, but for some people without understanding, they act with haste and arrogance, the pride in them causing them to look at any good or righteous Imam and feel more higher and powerful within themselves, so as to cause fight and break up the religion just to eat the Imam or trip him up, or disturb him from his position of being a leader. Spite and envy is the cause (most of the time) for religion to split up or break up into sects. These people worship only their power, their arrogance action neither profit themselves nor profit others. The Holy Qur’an states:  

(Their doom is) because Allah sent down the Book in truth but those who seek causes of dispute in the Book are in a schism Far (from the purpose). 2:176

From the mere physical regulation we are at once lifted up into the sphere of morals and faith, for the one who acts and reacts on the other. If we are constantly carping at the wholesome regulations, we shall do nothing but cause division and schisms among the people, and ordered society would tend to break up.

In the days of the old, the people used to harass the Apostles with all kind of foolish questions, we must not follow that bad example. Questions should be asked only for real instructions and guidance.

Why there is so much suffering in a true believer life?

A true believer is someone who believes in Allah (swt) alone, and who believes in His Angels and His Prophets: and whosoever believes in ‘La-e-la ha illal la ho Muhamadur Rasoolullah’ from their hearts and not from their lips, then for sure, they will have to face up to Allah’s (swt) test, trial and tribulations. As mention in the Holy Qur’an:

O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty? 61:10

That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with your property and your persons: That will be best for you, if ye but knew! 61:11.

He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement. 61:12.

And another (favour will He bestow,) which ye do love,- help from Allah and a speedy victory. So give the Glad Tidings to the Believers. 61:13.

Why would Allah (swt) give Shaitaan such a high position so as to lead Man and Jinns into the hell fire?

Allah (swt) gives us a free will to ask Him for anything we want; and Shaitaan asked Allah for respite to betray Man and Jinns into the hell fire. Follow the verses from the Holy Qur’an:

When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. 2:186.

Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I am about to create man from clay: 38:71.

“When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him. 38:72.

So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together: 38:73.

Not so Iblis: he was haughty, and became one of those who reject Faith. 38:74.

(Allah)) said: “O Iblis! What prevents thee from prostrating thyself to one whom I have created with my hands? Art thou haughty? Or art thou one of the high (and mighty) ones?” 38:75

(Iblis) said: “I am better than he: thou createdst me from fire, and him thou createdst from clay.” 38:76.

(Allah)) said: “Then get thee out from here: for thou art rejected, accursed.38:77.

“And My curse shall be on thee till the Day of Judgment.” 38:78.

(Iblis) said: “O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised.” 38:79.   (Allah)) said: “Respite then is granted thee- 38:80.

“Till the Day of the Time Appointed.” 38:81.

(Iblis) said: “Then, by Thy power, I will put them all in the wrong,- 38:82.

“Except Thy Servants amongst them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace).” 38:83

Shaitaan got what he asked Allah (swt) for up to a certain point, he got the respite but not the power to lead all Man and Jinns astray, only those who (with their own free will and choice) yield to evil will go astray. Mankind’s (or Jinns) who are arrogant, envious, jealous full and wicked are the ones that Shaitaan have as his soldiers.

Allah (swt) gives mankind many favors and opportunities, He even sends Prophets and Apostles to teach and ward them about the Shaitaan’s assault. See the Holy Qur’an C 7 VS 11-25:

He said: “Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way: 7:16

“Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies).” 7:17

But most of them arrogantly went astray on their own ways, and Allah (swt) send down many dreadful calamities to destroy cities upon cites as we are seeing in today’s life as well, in the days of old people, they realize that they were on the wrong path when these calamities would happen but it was too late. We must not take life for granted, the assault of evil is from all sides and it takes advantage from every weak point.

Allah Almighty is never absent from any place at any time, for time and place are relative conceptions or our limited natures, which He (Allah (swt)) is the ambulate independent of such relative conceptions.

Shaitaan not only refused to bow down to Hazrat Adam (owbp), he refused to be of those who bow down (in prostration to Allah (swt)) in other words he arrogantly despised the Angels who bow down to Hazrat Adam (owbp). He is also in rebellion against Allah Almighty, because he was kicked out from Allah’s (swt) Kingdom. Arrogance, jealously and rebellion were his triple crime. And with all of this evil actions his prayers was accepted, and he got the power to betray all those whose faith were weak in Allah (swt). Allah  (swt) grants him (Shaitaan) his wish only to make him and his evil influences a test for mankind and Jinns. If we can stay away from arrogance, jealously, envy and hate, then we would past our test from Allah Almighty. Let us bear in mind that Shaitaan has a very large army of wicked seducers that are waiting to strip us from any goodness we strive to achieve.

See chapter 15 verses 26-45.

Why would Allah (swt) use evil to test (us) Man and Jinns?

Example: Fire is good for us and also it is bad for us, without fire we cannot eat and if we are careless over the fire when using it, we can be seriously hurt from it.

Allah (swt) granted the Shaitaan the respite which he asked Allah (swt) for. What was this respite? The curse on Iblis remained on him and on all of those who are falling into his footsteps. One to his disobedience and his arrogance towards Allah (swt), he was deprived of Allah (swt) Grace, and became in the spiritual world, what an outlaw is in the political kingdom. An earthly kingdom may not be able to catch and destroy an outlaw. But Allah (swt) is Omnipotent, and the limited power that Iblis may have, can only come through the respite which was granted to him by Allah (swt) .

As Shaitaan became an enemy to Allah Almighty, Allah (swt) also make him (Shaitaan) an enemy to His true and sincere believers. Allah (swt) has warned us in several places in the Holy Qur’an, to avoid the Shaitaan evil whispering of jealously, arrogance, spite, hatred, revenge and other evil actions. Allah (swt) did His best to teach us of all the directions that Shaitaan would go to seduce us into his evil clutches.

(Chapter 7 verses 26-31). Chapter 7 verse 27: O! Ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.

Spiritually Allah Almighty created Man bare and alone. The soul in its naked purity and beauty, knew no shame, because it knows no guilt. After it was touched by guilt (speaking of Hazrat Adam (owbp), listening to Shaitaan (verse 19-22) and soiled by evil, it’s thought and deeds became its clothing.

Satan deceit can very well put us off guard, as Hazrat Adam (owbp) story in the Holy Qur’an: chapter 7 verses 19-22, chapter 15 verses 26-45, chapter 38 verses 71-83. These verses from the Holy Qur’an tells us the whole story about Hazrat Adam (owbp) and how Shaitaan became rebellious towards Allah  Almighty and how he promised Allah Almighty that he would get as much people (and Jinns) into his kingdom which is hell fire.

In God Almighty granted of limited free will to man, they have the faculty of choosing between good or evil. The faculty is exercised through the temptations and allurements put forward by the open enemy to man. Evil will not hurt the sincere believers, Allah (swt) would bless them with a spiritual insight so as to know and understand when Shaitaan is about to attack them.  As Allah (swt) promised in the Holy Qur’an in Chapter 7 verse 27, that He will watch them from a position where they cannot see him and his tribe. His (Shaitaan) evil actions becomes a test to all mankind for Allah (swt) wanted it so.

Through the Shaitaan calamity, He (Allah swt) wants to teach His sincere servants how to exercise patience, firmness and constancy in serving Him and Him alone, who suffered through evil and calamities and then they take their complain always to Allah (swt) in prayers or in the remembrances (Zikr) of Him and through their sincerity in their worship of Allah Almighty, they would be able to obtain purification from all stain of evil and exemption from all influence of evil. This would change the whole nature of man. After that evil cannot touch him anymore. Allah  Almighty will make evil acknowledge by him to be beyond its power and will not even temp him. The heart and mind will be so purified that all past rancor or jealously or evil would be obliterated Insha Allah.

Why would Allah withdraw His grace from man?

Those who behave arrogantly on the earth in defiance of right – them will I turn away from My signs: Even if they see all the signs, they will not believe in them; and if they see the way of right conduct, they will not adopt it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will adopt. For they have rejected our signs, and failed to take warning from them.7:146  

Those who reject Our signs and the meeting in the Hereafter, – vain are their deeds: Can they expect to be rewarded except as they have wrought? 7:147

Section 2

(About marriages) In case a believing man turns away from God Almighty should the believing wife leave her husband? If a believing woman turns away from believing in Allah Almighty should her husband leave her?

Good questions!

Shaitan loves to come between a man and his wife, this is Shaitan’s pleasure and it is Allah Almighty displeasure to see a good marriage break up. Allah Almighty loves hard striving for peace love and unity in a marriage and in a believers life conduct.

The believing woman should not leave her husband.  She should take the example from one of our spiritual mothers who was the wife of an evil, arrogant, godless and wicked man; Pharaoh.

As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

And Allah sets forth, as an example to those who believe the wife of Pharaoh: Behold she said: “O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to Thee, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from those that do wrong 66:11.           

Allah (swt) sets forth as an example to those who believe the wife of pharaoh; traditionally she is known as Asiya, one of the four perfect women.  She had a very hard life to live with such a wealthy and powerful man who was all and all for himself in wealth, power and boldness for wickedness of all the evil someone can think of and more.  His wealth that could have made her the happiest woman on this earth, that didn’t mean a thing to her, all she wanted was for him to change his arrogance and for him to believe in Allah Almighty.  For her to have preserved her faith, her humility and her righteousness was indeed a great spiritual triumph.  Due to her true patience and constancy in her prayers, her spiritual vision and guidance was directed to Allah Almighty rather than to the worldly grandeur of Pharaohs’ court (her husband).

Little advice; The husband and wife relationship are embittered by misunderstandings and conflicts that produce unhappiness and misery, (one or the other) especially the ones who are the believers in God Almighty, should take spiritual control and make repentance and amendment. Who knows better does better, seek good virtue for yourself and for your family.  Allah does care for all his devoted servants. If evil is yoked to good it must take the fruit of its own deeds, but good should firmly make a stand and will be saved. For God Almighty is with those who are firm in their patience and constancy in their prayers and trust in Him.  When a wife swallows her pride (or even the husband) and she make amends with her husband, after a quarrel and then seeks Allah Almighty’s forgiveness, Allah (swt) will send mercy upon mercy through his Angel Gabriel to that household and peace will envelope everyone as mention in Al- Quran:

If ye two turn in repentance to Him, your hearts are indeed so inclined; But if ye back up each other against him, truly Allah is his Protector, and Gabriel, and (every) righteous one among those who believe,- and furthermore, the angels – will back (him) up. 66:4.

Truly Allah is his (the Holy Prophet) Protector and Gabriel and every righteous one among those who believe and furthermore the angels will back up.  In this verse from chapter 66 Allah Almighty sends help to our Beloved Holy Prophet (owbp)when he was having some troubles with two of his wives. And this help also (Allah Almighty) extended to all believers who are having some trouble in their relationships or marriages. Because it mentions Allah (swt) is his Protector and Gabriel, and every Righteous one among those who believe. All of us believers who are following into the Holy Prophet (owbp) footsteps.

Insha Allah we will be his helper and Allah Almighty will strengthen us with patience and constancy to fix our problems through prayers and through the praises and remembrance of Him.

Some advice to women:

let not false pretences, or superstition, degrade the position of women in their distress with their husbands. Women must keep away from jealousy for this will lead to terrible wrong doings if they pay heed to it, for it is the Shaitan’s attack of his evil whispering which leads to mischief and corruption.

And most women’s faith becomes weak if they find out that their husband is having an affair with another woman.  News like this can cause most women to become weak, and Shaitan will take every weak point in us to create his mischief. That is why Allah Almighty tells us women to take our complaints to him in Surah Mujadila chapter 58 verses 1.

In the name of Allah most gracious most merciful, Allah has indeed heard and accepted the statement of the women who pleads with thee concerning her husband and carries her complaint in prayers to Allah: and Allah swt always hears the arguments between both sides among you: 58:1                                                                              

In cases where a man is  having  affairs with other women over his wife/wives, the wives must bear the news with patience when she finds out, and approach her husband wisely,then take all her complaints to Allah Almighty in her prayers.

Allah Almighty is just and He will accept the plea of a faithful servant and He will safeguard His servants right (the women’s right who plea to Him).

A mother’s quest for spiritual blindness to remove from her child!

A mother cries out in pain and in grief for some help after her child is very insultive and disobedient to her, simply because she is in several years of conflict with her own parents and her siblings, her child looks at her as she is the quarrelsome one, when she is only the innocent one in this family feud; she is blasphemed and ridiculed over and over, she bears and she forbears, she is always in conflict with her child because of the child disrespectfulness towards her and due to this her child feels that she is not better then her parents and her siblings. After several years of constantly fighting with her child to see the truth, she is now giving up and moving away from her child, she does not want her child to sin any more; she wants some answers from the Holy Qur’an, and wants to know a few things.

  1. What the Holy Qur’an says for parents (mothers) who are pure in the sight of Allah (swt) and they are blasphemed several times wrongfully by their own child?  Also why my child is seeing my parents and siblings actions in me? These are two very important questions. The most serious notice is taken of people who put forward slanders about women without adequate evidence.

I would let the Holy Qur’an answer this question.

 And those who launch a charge against chaste women, and produce not four witnesses (to support their allegations), – flog them with eighty stripes; and reject their evidence ever after: for such men are wicked transgressors; 24:4.

See also chapter 24 verses 5, 6, 12,15,16,17, 18, 19, 21.        

Everything that happens to us and makes up our personality is a means of our testing. So is our faith; we shall have to put up for it many insults sometimes by our own flesh and blood, and those who do not share in it. Quote chapter 3 verse 186.  Allah Almighty says in this verse that He will tried us and then He will test us in our possessions (such as our wealth and our children etc) and then in our personal selves and we would hear much insults and ridicule that would grieve our hearts. This is the bed of roses for a firm believer life on this earth; but they have faith, humility and hope for salvation. Their suffering and their grief would show a certain attitude of their minds which their own children would not understand until he or she becomes pious and falls into their parents shoes.

Shaitan would not leave a firm believer alone, he would be glued to them, never the less.

In all their actions they have patience, steadfastness and self restraint in their Lord, but Shaitan would make all of this goodness seems the opposite to their child. They are true and sincere in all their dealings as they are true and sincere in their words and their promises. They act with inspiration and true guidance from their Lord, regardless of how they choose to use their inspiration to survive the Shaitan attack from their children or child, Their self discipline is so great that all they do is humbly approached their Lord in pain, grief and in sorrow and this Shaitan would used against them to harden their child or children mind against them, that’s where a mother tears supposed to melt a child’s heart, it becomes a poisonous weapon for them instead. As they say tears melt human hearts not animals.

My personal advice for parents who are always in conflict with their own parents and siblings they should move very far away in a peaceful way from them because this feud would cause terrible grief on the innocent children, who have to see their parents constantly crying and constantly grieving .The pain on the child’s heart would become over bearing and where it would turn that child into a avery rebellious and aggressive person ,and all that child could see when this happens is the innocent parents, they used to grieve so much for as the wrong ones, as the evil ones, as the quarrel some ones, and as the foolish ones. The child would lash out in haste and in hate, the child would not want to pray after he or she get into the rage where he or she inflict some pain on the parents or parent because they would have so much remorse and that remorse would stop them from praying for 2 reasons.


  1. They would not understand how they can hurt the people that they love so much.


  1. They feel that their prayers are not answered, Allah (swt) is not listening to their prayers, so through their remorse they can easily turn away from Allah Almighty and become rebellious towards Him as well, before all of this happens the believers that are the victims of war and conflict with their loved ones especially with parents they should take the pattern as our Beloved Holy Prophet Abraham (pbuh) with his father in conflict.


See chapter 19 verses 41, 44, 46, 47, 48. Prophet Abraham left the home of his father with a promise that he would pray for the father and he left wishing the father peace. Many spiritual lessons are to be grasped from all of our Prophets lives and the way they handled themselves in conflict.  Abraham pleaded with loving earnestness with his father to accept the truth of Allah Almighty, he was turned out but he retained his gentleness as a loving son and he was blessed. Moses asked for the  aid of his brother Aaron and was true to his people. Chapter 19 verse 51-53. Ismail was loyal to his father and to Allah (swt) verses 54-55.  Edris in his highest station held fast to truth and integrity. Verses 56, 57, 58. If parents do not take steps to detour themselves from wrongly attack of conflict, then they would suffer terrible, because children would lead up to the Shaitan formula. See detour ones child from the Shaitan path.


In regards to question 2: Why the child can only see her mother as the same quarrelsome person like her grandmother? Well it could be for several reasons and it all depends on what information the child is feeding on, to brain wash her against her mother. When children are brain washed falsely against their loved ones from their aunt or uncle or cousins and their grandparents, it is heart breaking for the innocent child and their parents who have to deal with such a child, all the child would see is what her brains are feeding on against the innocent mother.  Children get very impatient of the evil, they see around them whenever a quarrel or fighting or back biting against their innocent parents who are God fearing people, these parents who may give their best service of kindness and sacrifices where they would short them selves of things and put their child’s needs first and yet these impatient children would turn seriously  against them (their god fearing parents) this is the fire of temptation which every believer must pass through in their life, test, trial and tribulation.


For peace sake we must move away from ignorance but we must do so with love and care in our hearts to pray for betterment for our loved ones, only then would we  achieve the full benefits from the word peace, since its meaning has much wider significance. It includes:

  1. A sense of security and permanence which is unknown in this life:
  2. Soundness, freedom from any jarring element, all of these shades of meaning are also implied in the word Islam. Evil must be repelled by actions of peace and goodness. Parents that are struggling for several years to bring their children out from the depth of darkness into the light and on the right path of life’s conduct spiritually materially and physically they are aught to move peacefully away and love them still but pray more, do not give up praying for them as the Prophets (pbut) who was a guide and example amongst us (mankind) so we, who are their followers (Muslims) ought to be exemplars among mankind and the best witness to God Almighty truth are those who show its light in their lives conduct. True faith, love and peace leads to humility.


Children are easily betrayed with wrong information toward their parents, and wrong doings breed through jealously and spite, and whoever are following this pattern in their life’s conduct, they cannot call themselves a believer, they would have to suffer through jealously, spite and hatred, but Allah (swt) would clear the children from the evil stain that inflicted on them through these evil weapons: Through their parents love and prayers for them and also through their own prayers and their great love for their parents as well. Ameen

As Muslims who have Hindu relatives is it advisable for them to sit amongst their relatives when they are having a program and are praying to their idols (pooja)?

The Holy Qur’an states:

And let nothing keep thee back from the Signs of Allah after they have been revealed to thee: and invite (men) to thy Lord, and be not of the company of those who join gods with Allah.28:87

According to this verse from the Holy Quran Surah Al-Qasas the Muslim brother should try his best to teach and educate his relatives about the Holy Quran and it’s teachings on idol worshiping, and if they still want to do their pooja then the Muslim brother should not sit amongst the idol worshipping.  He should show all respect to Allah Almighty and His Rasool (PBUH)

The real true Muslim soldier of Allah Almighty having taken up the fight against evil and knowing that he is in touch with the true light never yields an inch off ground.  He is always at the fore of inviting others to his own ranks, and he himself refuses to be with those who worship anything else but Allah Almighty.

Does Allah Almighty have meetings with the angels in heaven?

The Holy Qur’an states:                                                                                 

By those who range themselves in ranks,37:1

And so are strong in repelling (evil), 37:2

 And thus proclaim the message (of Allah)! 37:3

 Verily, verily, your Allah is One!- 37:4

 Lord of the heavens and of the earth, And all between them And Lord of every point at the rising of the sun! 37:5

We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (In) the stars,-37:6

(For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits, 37:7

(So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly, But be cast away from every side, 37:8

No knowledge have I of the Chiefs on high, when thy discuss (Matters) among themselves.38:69

We can form a mental picture of the court of Allah most gracious, in the highest heaven.  The exalted assembly of angels is given some knowledge of the plan and will of Allah Almighty.  Yes! I do believe that Allah Almighty does have meetings with his Angels.

The true servants of God Almighty are rich in divine blessings, they are granted a fountain unfailing that will quench the spiritual thirst of millions.  Turn them in devotion.

Does Allah forget?

The Holy Qur’an states:

(The angels say:) We descend not but by command of thy Lord: To Him belongeth what is before us, and what is behind us, and what is between: and thy Lord Never doth forget19:64

From the above verse we can clearly understand that Allah Almighty does not forget.  We are apt to be impatient of the evil and corruption we see all around us and of the evil inflection that we are enveloped by at times.  We may give our best service to Allah Almighty in all good and pure ways, and yet see no results as fast as we want to.  In our human short-sightedness we may complain within ourselves and sometimes even turn away from our good actions, but we must not be impatient.  The Angels of grace come only by the command of Allah Almighty according to His universal will and purpose.  Allah Almighty does not forget.  If things are delayed it is in accordance to His will and to a wise providence which cares for all.

Our plain duty is to be patient and constant in His service.  He answers every prayer, but in His own time.  He is merciful and does not give a burden more than one can bear.

How does the Muslim know how to perform their prayers by going up and down?

Allah Almighty sent Angel Gabriel to pray all five Salat with the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) and at the same time He (Angel) was demonstrating the Salat with him (Prophet Muhammad owbp). Hadith.

So the muslims who are the true believers and followers of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH), they learn how to pray from him, and as so it was passed down from generation to generation.

Our Beloved Prophet (pbuh) once looked at the moon on  a beautiful full moon night and he said, certainly you will see your Lord as you see this moon, and you will have no trouble in seeing him. So if you can avoid missing your Salat before sunrise and before sunset you must do so . Whoever misses their Asir prayer (wilfully) all their good deeds will be lost.

One will enter Paradise who ever is in the habit of praying Asir and Fajr Namaz. If one says Ameen the Angels will say Ameen to his or her Ameen and that person’s sins will be forgiven.

If some people claim to love Allah Almighty and they are involved in many good deeds, just to please Him, but they do not pray as often as they should, do they fall into the category of righteousness?

The following verse reveals the answer to this question:

It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West; But it is righteousness-To believe in Allah and the Last Day, And the Angels, And the Book, And the Messengers; To spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; And to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) And adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing. 2:177

True faith in Allah Almighty is when we acknowledge and realize His presence and His goodness, such as His mercies upon us.  When we do so the scales fall from our eyes; all the falsities and the fleeting nature of the present ceases to enslave us, for we spiritually see the last day as if it were today.  We are blessed with spiritual insight to feel His powers, feel angels around and His grace.  His messages are no longer remote from us, but come within our experience.

If someone who is a preacher (or teacher) in Islam and he particularly criticizes Hinduism, should others follow such a person’s advice?

Allah Almighty tells us in the Holy Quran that we must not criticize in a rude or scornful way the things (or the people) who they worship besides Allah Almighty.

Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest They out of spite Revile Allah in their ignorance. Thus have We made alluring to each people its own doings. In the end will they return to their Lord, And we shall tell them the truth of all that they did.6:108.

A teacher or a preacher’s actions and his influences should be as humble as possible as our beloved Prophet (pbuh).  If a teacher does not show humbleness in his actions or in his conduct, then his or hers advice is not one whose should be followed.

A man’s personal religion depends on many things:  his person psychology, the background of his life, his hidden or repressed feelings, tendencies or history and all the subtle influences of his education and his environment.  The task before the man of God is: 1. To use any of these actions which can sub serve the higher ends, 2. To combat what is wrong and cannot be mended, 3. To purify such as have been misused, 4. To introduce new ideas and modes of looking at things.

All actions should be for the purpose of leading to the truth.  If these actions are not done in the right way by the skill of a spiritual teacher then doubt will be spread among the weaker brethren whose faith is shallow and infirm.

If we have some Hindu friends or relatives and they invited us for some function in the temple are we allowed to go?

In my humble opinion I feel that there is no harm in attending a function in a Hindu temple, but if we do things to please Allah Almighty the reward is higher.  We know for a fact that Allah Almighty is truly against idols and idol worshipping and (personally) I would not feel right to sit down in front of any idols that people worship as their God, but nevertheless if circumstances force me to go then I would seek Allah Almighty’s forgiveness before I go.

As Prophet Jesus (pbuh) said to his disciples “…Fear Allah if you have faith (Ch. 5 v. 112) fear Allah, Almighty in a way of respect, we must only do the things that would please Him and in return He will be pleased with us as well.  Allah Almighty’s pleasure should be our pleasure and His displeasure should also be our displeasure.  For example: if someone hurts our parents we would, more than likely, dislike that person well this is the same thing, if we love Allah Almighty we would put His feelings in front of ours and whatever upsets Him would upset us as well, and whatever makes Him happy is the goal that we should try to achieve as well.  In short, do only the things that would please Allah Almighty.

Is Shaitan really sufficiently so high in rank to do as he pleases? such as leading mankind astray? And causing dissolution of marriages, and so much corruption in the world?

Allah Almighty is the Creator and the sustainer of all: His will is supreme and He can carry out His will without question and no powers of evil can defeat it.

In ch. 38 v. 82 (Iblis) said:

Then by thy power I will lead them all in the wrong.38:82.

From this verse the understanding here is very clear, shaitan cannot do anything without Allah Almighty’s will.  Shaitan’s conduct of evil and mischief is a part of our test in this world as to how we will use our limited free-will.

Satan himself acknowledges that even his power such as it is has no reality except in as far as it is permitted to operate by Allah Almighty’s wise and universal plan.  Love, peace and unity is the true cure for evil and the formula here is wisdom, understanding and patience: evil arose from selfishness, pride and rebellion.  Evil does not have any power over the sincere lovers of Allah Almighty.  Say not to evil and avoid the bed of misery.

Is the five daily prayers mention in the Holy Quran?

And establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night. For those things that are good remove those that are evil. Be that the word of remembrance to those who remember their Lord. Even our shadows prostrate to Allah (swt) 11:114.

Whatever beings there are in the heavens and the earth do prostrate themselves to Allah (Acknowledging subjection),- with good-will or in spite of themselves: so do their shadows in the morning and evenings. 13:15

Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth. 52:48

And for part of the night also praise thou Him,- and at the retreat of the stars! 52:49. 

The retreat of the stars: the glories early dawn we seek Allah’s guidance in these verses, we are told to celebrate Allah’s praises standing even at our work of business: Also part of the night and at early dawn when worldly life is at a stand still.

Isn’t individual faith in Allah Almighty everything? Why do we have so much religious society?

The Holy Qur’an states:

“Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.16:125

Individual faith is good, but it is completed and strengthened by joining or forming a righteous society, in which helps the individual develop and expand. Islam was never a religion of monks and anchorites.  It laid great stress on social duties, which in many ways test and train individual character.

The above wonderful verse lays down principles of religious teachings.  It’s sad to say many of the teachers and preachers of today’s society are difficult to find with such qualifications.  We are told to invite people to the way of Allah Almighty with wisdom and patience, meeting people on their own grounds and convincing them with illustrations from their own knowledge and experience which may be very narrow, or very wide.

Our preaching must not be dogmatic or offensive, but gentle and considerate and with great patience that would attract others attentions, so the person listening may say to himself that this man (preacher) is not dealing merely with dialectics; he is not trying to get a rise out of me.  He is sincerely explaining the faith that is in him and his motive is the love of man whose love is for God Almighty alone.

Should a husband leave his wife if she turns away from believing in Allah Almighty?

Allah sets forth, for an example to the Unbelievers, the wife of Noah and the wife of Lut: they were (respectively) under two of our righteous servants, but they were false to their (husbands), and they profited nothing before Allah on their account, but were told: “Enter ye the Fire along with (others) that enter!”  66:10

Prophet Noah (pbuh) was told not to grieve over his son and wife’s evil deeds since their conduct were unrighteous. Prophet Lut (pbuh) wife, the world around her was wicked and she sympathized with and followed that wicked world, so she suffered in the faith of her wicked world. A righteous husband whose wife turns away from Allah Almighty, his love and his patience for her and also his constancy in his prayer to Allah Almighty will help him to either put her back on the right path, or leave her to go on her own, that decision is for Allah Almighty to make for He is the best to judge. As mentioned in Al- Quran:

O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 64:14.

 Your riches and your children may be but a trial: but in the Presence of Allah, is the highest, Reward. 64:15.

In many senses the wife’s actions can very well be a trial for her husband. The wife turning from Allah Almighty may cause terrible conflict with her (Righteous) husband’s, moral and spiritual conviction and duties.  In such cases he must guard against the abandonment of his convictions, duties and to her requests or desires.  But he must not treat her harshly, or expose her to shame or ridicule.  If someone tries really hard to hold on to their unbelieving wife and she keeps turning away from them and her desire is to leave him and to go do her own thing, then and only then,  should he let her go. As Allah Almighty says to the wives of the Holy Prophet.

It may be, if he divorced you (all), that Allah will give him in exchange consorts better than you,- who submit (their wills), who believe, who are devout, who turn to Allah in repentance, who worship (in humility), who travel (for Faith) and fast,- previously married or virgins. 66:5   

This verse pertains to the Holy Prophet and it can also be for the believing men who are having serious problems with their wives or wife.  If better cannot be done and the wife does not intend to change her unbelieving or evil conduct and the husband has to divorce her, then Allah Almighty will for sure open better doors for the husband as mentioned in verse 5 chapter 66.  To all women and men we must carefully guard not only our own conduct but the conduct of our families as well, as mentioned here in the Holy Qur’an:

O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones. Over which are (appointed) angels stern and severe. 66:6                                                          

Our zeal for Allah Almighty requires that we should not be impatient but we should show constancy in our efforts for His cause.  To gain patience and constancy, one must recite this Du’a for 100 or 500 times daily.

“ Rabbanaa Afrig Ahlaina Sabran”.

Our Lord pour out on us patience and constancy

We know evil creeps into the heart of man, but can it creep into animals and plants?

Yes! Many times animals goes hysterical the opposite of being tamed, they are very nervous and very uncertain at times, and they may even attack their owners, and other people around them. Very hideous and very dangerous, keep far from them in this condition. Shaitan plan is to betray man from the right path and he will use animals and plants or anything that man has or haves some weakness for such as animals, plants, music and wealth. Animals that are dangerous cannot be trusted and shouldn’t be kept as pet.

As much as animals are dangerous some plants are even worse and the most dangerous one is the marijuana plant, this plant is the most valuable plant for sickness, healing and pain. That is why Shaitan chose to use this same plant to betray many people from the right conduct. This plant that used for healing and medication is now causing much corruption in the world; many homes of a family life are broken. Children that got addicted to it growing up, it will not be easy for them to come out from its addiction. They will not have a good family life and stability in their lives. This drug will cause them to be very aggressive they will lose control and lash out at anyone and everyone who are next to them.

A firm believer life on this earth that have to deal with someone in their family who are in this category, life will be very hard and devastating for them, and for their loved ones who get caught into this addiction. His or her life will be very detrimental and devastating. Because there are several use of this drug of the Shaitan formula as well, and it will take advantage of every weak point in those who are addicted to it. This is some of the things that the drug can do

1) It gets them weak in faith by making them drunk in a daydreaming form and when this feeling goes to the brain they start to look at things in the opposite direction and they don’t respond to things they do.

2) Their brains are always in a half conscious state or in a daze or in a very confused state in which the whispering of many voices start to envelope the brain. Out of many promises that Shaitan makes to Allah (swt) to betray the believers, this is one state out of his plot and plan to destroy the believers.

The Holy Qur’an states:

It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels bow down to Adam, and they bowed down; not so Iblis; He refused to be of those who bow down. 7:11.

((Allah)) said: “What prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?” He said: “I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay.” 7:12.

(Allah)) said: “Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures).” 7:13.

He said: “Give me respite till the day they are raised up.” 7:14.

(Allah)) said: “Be thou among those who have respite.”   7:15.

He said: “Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way: 7:16.

“Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies).” 7:17.

(Allah)) said: “Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee,- Hell will I fill with you all. 7:18.

“O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression.” 7:19.

Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: “Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever.” 7:20.

And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser. 7:21.

So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: “Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?” 7:22.

They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” 7:23.

(Allah)) said: “Get ye down. With enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood, – for a time.” 7:24.

The victim of this drug, their action will so be very ungrateful and love to argue about things that are right. They turn it around and say it is wrong; Shaitan promise to Allah (swt) was one of the same actions.   The Holy Qur’an states:

(Iblis) said: “O my Lord! because Thou hast put me in the wrong, I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth, and I will put them all in the wrong,- 15:39.

“For over My servants no authority shalt thou have, except such as put themselves in the wrong and follow thee.” 15:42.

This drug also give them a feeling of arrogance and powerfulness, (very charming at times) attractive and tempting again and again, this is one of Shaitan tricks, see the Holy Qur’an:

Remember Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them, and said: “No one among men can overcome you this day, while I am near to you”: But when the two forces came in sight of each other, he turned on his heels, and said: “Lo! I am clear of you; lo! I see what ye see not; Lo! I fear Allah. for Allah is strict in punishment.” 8:48.

The suggestion from Satan also assaults their mind, as the Holy Qur’an states:

Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance, when lo! they see (aright)! 7:201.

But their brethren (the evil ones) plunge them deeper into error, and never relax (their efforts). 7:202.

Shaitan attacks the brain violently and this cause them to have a very weak fear and unpleasant feelings, and also cause them to go in a very disturbed behaviour where they will get very violent themselves and will attack whoever is next to them. Very abusing this word right here is the whole of Shaitan conduct look up its true meaning from the dictionary.

Such a drug that used to reduce tension, pain and anxiety are contaminated with the Shaitan deadly obstructive weapons. It is heartbreaking and very sad for the one that fall into this dangerous path of the Shaitan and it is even more grievous for the family of the victim of Shaitan. The healing for this is prayers, reading or listening to the Holy Qur’an and also the Zikr of Allah (swt).

Allah (swt) says:

And your Lord says: “Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer): but those who are too arrogant to serve Me will surely find themselves in Hell – in humiliation!” 40:60.

It is Allah Who has made the Night for you, that ye may rest therein, and the days as that which helps (you) to see. Verily Allah is full of Grace and Bounty to men: yet most men give no thanks. 40:61

Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things, there is no god but He: Then how ye are deluded away from the Truth! 40:62.

Thus are deluded those who are wont to reject the Signs of Allah. 40:63.

It is Allah Who has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape- and made your shapes beautiful,- and has provided for you Sustenance, of things pure and good;- such is Allah your Lord. So Glory to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds! 40:64.

He is the Living (One): There is no god but He: Call upon Him, giving Him sincere devotion. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds! 40:65.

When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. 2:186.

What advice can help a preacher to get through to people’s hearts?

The man of faith must not be impatient or angry.  If they have to contend against people with no or little faith (most important of all) they must guard themselves against the temptation of forcing faith on the people, for forceful faith is no faith.

The preacher should strive spiritually in his or her prayers seeking Allah Almighty’s help and put all their trust in Allah Almighty and let Allah’s plan work as He wills.

Allah Almighty endowed His servants with free will to choose right from wrong and our faith strengthened with wisdom and understanding due to an active use of that free- will.

Someone who is weak in their own faith would not be able to succeed convincing others to his faith.  He has to work hard on himself to strengthen his faith first and he has to do this by praying sincerely from his heart (not just from his mouth) with all piety and love for Allah Almighty.  Then Allah Almighty would strengthen his faith.  Also his faith would increase in strength if he loves and regards the Holy Quran, the Holy Prophets and the Angels.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and prophets, to Gabriel and Michael-Lo! Allah is an enemy to those who reject Faith.2:198

And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity…”2:110

Nay-whoever submits his whole self to Allah and is a doer of good-He will get his reward with his Lord; On such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.2:112

The people who sincerely love Allah and respect His commands and try to fulfill their duty as a Muslim and as much as they can handle, Allah Almighty will give them extra strength and an increase in their wisdom and in their understanding, and it doesn’t matter how much corruption or calamities envelop them, they would be able to exercise patience and mercy.

Also, very, very important for the people who are striving hard to invite others to Islam they must know that Allah Almighty would guide them through inspiration as mentioned in the Holy Quran:

Follow what thou art taught By inspiration from thy Lord…”6:106

Only those who have understanding would be able to grasp the message as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth: And he to who wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing; But none will grasp the Message But men of understanding.2:269

Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition. 7:3

Allah Almighty does not leave us without guidance from these verses (and more) we can understand very clearly how we have been granted a limited amount of free will, and as I’ve mentioned previously any righteous action helps to strengthen our faith, and strong faith comes out of an active use of that free-will, but we must not think that the small amount of spiritual insight that we receive from our good actions is enough.  At best we are weak and we are always in need of Allah Almighty’s grace and His aid.

If we sincerely wish for understanding and wisdom, for these are the two major tools that we would need to teach ourselves and to teach others as well, then we must humbly seek Allah’s (swt) help, either through namaz or through some wazeefa or even through Zikr, and we must raise our hands in du’a and plead for these three tools: Knowledge, wisdom and understanding.

The following wazeefa will aid in this endeavor,

Wazeefa for 41 nights, 1000 x’s Rabbee zidnee Ill ma.

Meaning: Oh Allah advance me in wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Ameen.

What does the Quran mean when it mentions that the believers must win through?

See Al-Quran Ch. 23 verses. 1-11

 Win through, prosper, succeed, achieve ones aim or obtain salvation from sorrow and from all evil infliction.

Allah loves it when we humble ourselves in our prayers (v.2)

(v.3) Allah Almighty loves for us to keep away from vain conversations. (4) He loves us who are active in charity, (5) Who abstain from sex (6) Except for those who are married, (7-8) He loves those who are faithful in their trust to each other as husband and wife, (9) who strictly guards their prayers.

In verses 2 we were directed to the spirit of humility and earnestness in our prayers.  Here in verse 9 we are told how necessary the habit of regular prayer is to our spiritual well-being and development, as it brings us closer to Allah Almighty, and sums up the light of the seven jewels of our faith: 1. Humility, 2, avoidance of vanity, 3. Charity, 4. Purity in sexual relation, 5. Fidelity to trust and, 6. To covenants and 7. An earnest desire to get closer to Allah Almighty.

(v.10) Those will be the heirs, (v.11) Who will inherit paradise, they will dwell therein forever, and InshAllah they are the ones who will be the winners.  See Ch. 22 verses 77-78, and ch.7 v. 204-206

The higher you are in spiritual attainment, the stronger your zeal (love) for namaz and Quran becomes.  The greater is your pride in the service of Allah Almighty.  Obedience to Allah’s (swt) laws sum up all good duties which is mentioned in the above verses, these good things will definitely bring us nearer to Allah Almighty.

What if a fathers or a brother’s love both faith and infidelity?

As stated in the Holy Qur’an:

O ye who believe take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers, if they love infidelity above faith: If any of you do so they do wrong.9:23.

If they love both faith and infidelity then their actions can put them into the category of a hypocrite, what does Allah Almighty say about the hypocrites?

The Holy Qur’an Chapter answers this question:

  When it is said to them: Come to what Allah hath revealed, And to the Messenger: Thou seest the Hypocrites avert their faces from thee in disgust. 4:61.

How then, when they are seized by misfortune, because of their deeds which their hands have sent forth? Then they come to thee, swearing by Allah: We meant no more than goodwill and conciliation! 4:62.

 Those men- Allah knows what is in their hearts; so keep clear of them, but admonish them, and speak to them a word to reach their very souls. 4:63.

Allah Almighty loves purity of heart, body and soul.  It’s results in the world are multiplied twofold by Allah Almighty’s grace and mercy: Also an even greater reward comes from His own presence, His good pleaser, which brings us nearer to Him.

As stated in Al-Quran

Let not the Believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than Believers…”3:28

What if a Muslim brother attends an invitation from his Hindu relatives just to prevent conflict between him and his relative?

By supporting wrong things such as idol worshipping evil conflict will happen.  If not between the Muslim and his Hindu relative, but it will happen in his home or in some other ways because good and bad does not mix.  Allah Almighty knows the truth from the false. If we are persecuted for our faith and attacked or spoken ill of because we dare to do right our surest refuge is an appeal to Allah Almighty rather than man.

Revelation and the preaching of truth may in the beginning bring persecution, conflict and sorrow, but in reality it is the truest mercy from Allah Almighty which comes even without our expecting it. The Holy Quran should be read and even taught and its principles observed in practice. It is because of its teachings that the holy Prophet was persecuted. Those who follow the Holy Prophet and support him in every cause that he suffered Almighty Allah will not suffer them, but He will grant them a nearness to Himself in His kingdom, His Jannaat.  Ameen.

We cannot support wrong things, and try to avoid conflict by doing so as well. Each of us who are true believers, our faith will be tested by trials in life conduct and by practical conduct, also in the conflicts of practical life. Almighty Allah will wash off all stains of evil from those who strive without any fear, conflict, or no conflict. They stand up bravely for Islam, and bravely to stop wrongdoings. Allah Almighty will admit such person to the company of the Fellowship of the righteous, not so of the hypocrites.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, We believe, and that they will not be tested? 29:2

We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.29:3

Yielding to wrongdoings and evil, we are not avoiding any conflict, but we are doing terrible harm to ourselves and we do not even realize it. Stand up firmly with all our trust and our faith in Allah Almighty’s help to purify our faith and our spiritual life, also in virtue of our spiritual life.

What if someone’s relatives or sibling has turned away from God Almighty?

This is referred to in Chapter 3 v. 32: “Say:

Obey Allah and His Messenger: But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject Faith.3:32

Those who have a relative that has turned away from Allah Almighty should put sympathy into their hearts for that person and they should treat him or her as if they were struggling in deep waters.  First they should treat them with patience, kindness and justice.  The simile is that of someone struggling to stay afloat in deep water, to whom a benevolent providence stretches out a strong and unbreakable rope of rescue.

If everyone holds fast to it together their mutual support adds to the chance of their safety. (Be patient with prayers)

We must carefully guard not only our own conduct, but the conduct of our families and all those who are near and dear to us as well.  In the attributes of Allah Almighty Himself, justice, mercy and kindness and correction are not contradictory but complementary.  Allah Almighty also said :

“… We have made some of you as a trial for others: Will ye have patience? For Allah (swt) is One who sees (all things).25:20

Does man think that they will be left alone on saying “We believe” and that they will not be tested?

Mere lip profession of faith is not enough.  It must be tried and tested in the real turmoil of life.  The test will be applied in all kinds of circumstances in individual life and in relation to the environment around us to see if we can strive constantly and put God above self.  A lot of pain and sorrow and self-sacrifice may be necessary.  They will help to purify us and bring us nearer to our creator, Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty’s promise opens the door to every kind of spiritual well-being for mankind.  What can be greater and higher in reward for patience perseverance, self-restraint and constancy then that Allah Almighty should be with us? As the Holy Qur’an mentioned:

O ye who believe! Seek help with patient Perseverance and prayer: for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.2:153

The virtue of patience led the mother of Isma-il to cry in great distress for water. (See ch 2 v. 58).  Allah Almighty says when someone falls into a deep distress they must seek His help by reciting this small prayer: Inna Lil La Hay wa in naa lil la hay ra jay oon 500 x’s daily for 11, 21 or 41 days.

This is also explained in ch. 2 v. 156-7:

Who say, when afflicted with calamity: To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return– 2:156

They are those on whom (Descend) blessings from their Lord, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.2:157

One can recite the following dua 300 x’s a day for 21 or 15 days to seek Allah Almighty’s help to put a relative or someone who is close to your heart back on the right path ( give this advice to one who needs it)

Allah ho ma innee nas ta een no ka naseeran a lie hay yeh ta doon.

Meaning: Oh Allah I beseech thee help him (or her) to receive guidance. Ameen.

If a parent refuses God Almighty’s light, one must pray for the children to do their utmost to bring such a light to their parent’s.  InshAllah.

What is the easiest way one can get rid of pride from their hearts?

In some cases pride, such as one having self-respect, good qualities, good achievements, proper training in one’s up-bringing, honor and more, are positive forms of pride.  Pride based on arrogance, hatred and jealousy is very bad for our hearts, and for our spiritual life as well as our material lives conduct.  Our doctor’s postulate three stages or stages of the development of the human soul.

  1. (Our Ammara) which is prone to evil and if we do not pay heed and take control of it soon enough it will lead us to run and perdition.
  2. (Lawama) A part of us will feel conscious of our evil (pride), action, when this happens we must take action right away and ask for Allah Almighty’s grace and His pardon, but the most important thing here is amendment. Allah Almighty may not forgive one if they needed to make amendments before seeking His forgiveness (or even after)
  3. (Mutma inna) The highest stage of all is when the soul achieves full rest and satisfaction. (Peace)

Amendment is the key to a successful life.  It helps to get rid of pride and evil and it leads one to reach their hope of salvation.

The Holy Quran itself is the admonition, it is the latest among the revealed Books of God Almighty, if man has the will to keep the messages from it always before them and God Almighty’s Grace will help him to carry it out in his conduct.

See Ch. 74 v. 53-56

Amendment helps to ease the mind from heavy burden, it takes all the evil pride away from the heart, and the mercy of Allah Almighty will start to pour into the heart which helps the mind towards spiritual progress.

Righteousness as well as forgiveness has their source in God’s will.  If we hurt someone’s feelings we must apologize to that person before seeking Allah’s (swt) forgiveness.  If we’ve been thoughtless and obstinate, try to hide our action we must know that we cannot hide anything from Allah Almighty.  See Ch. 2 v. 159-160.

Our impulse should be to goodness at all times regardless of what people may say.

Allah does not forgive one if they are in need to seek amendment.

What is the most simple way one can help themselves to turn to Allah (swt) in their problems, rather than turning to man?

Of course many of us cannot and do not have the strong zeal to turn to Allah Almighty in our problems, so the easiest thing is for us to call a friend or relative, tell them our problems to get some satisfaction.

A sorrow’s crown of sorrows is remembering happier times.  Think of something that you used to do in the past which would make you feel at ease or at peace, then close your eyes and breathe in the word “Allah” and let out the word “Hu”.  Do this until you feel that all your anger is subsiding.  Then open your eyes and make du’a to Allah Almighty by raising your hands to Him.  Place all your complaints to Him and leave all your trust in Him. See Al-Quran ch. 3 v. 200.

Allah (swt) loves patience and constancy.  He also loves the people who remember Him at all times and even more so when they are in some sort of distress.

Recite this small du’a 500 or 1000 times or more:

Inna Lill La hay Wa innaa A lil la hay rajoon.

Meaning:  Do Allah (swt) we belong and to Him is our return.  Who recites this du’a when facing some sort of trouble, Allah’s blessings and mercy will reach them InShAllah.

What is the true meaning of Islam?

Islam is the Religion of unity and harmony.  Islam means peace.  Those who respect this peace and achieve it, it will show on the face of the person for the face is the symbol of the personality, the inner and real self which is the antithesis of the outer and ephemeral self.   After one’s death this peace, which is God Almighty’s true light behind which is no shadow or darkness, for sometimes evil inflection causes a darkness on the face of peace (light in this world)  All its old shortcomings will be blotted out, for there will be perfection as in God’s sight.

Trust in Allah (swt) for true guidance and you will receive it.

Al-Quran states:

O ye who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly: And follow not the footsteps of the Evil One; For he is to you an avowed enemy. 2:208

Islam recognizes true faith and righteous conduct.

Islam invites all people to the truth.  Islam also teaches peace to the people who try to corrupt God’s truth.  Islam teaches Muslims to hold together in unity and discipline, knowing that they have a mission of peace and righteousness for humanity.  To the man of true faith Allah Almighty promises to them, if they act with peace and justice no harm or hurt will turn them away from Islam because He will strengthen their faith and their light of true guidance, Ameen.

Actions which can sin our souls and we do not even realize it.

What kinds of things must we avoid where Islam is concerned?
  1. Do not cover the truth about the Holy Quran, or any other teachings of the prophets and more with falsehood.

Al-Qur’an states:

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves…”33:6

  1. Weakness in faith, weakness in our love for Allah Almighty and His Prophets and His Angels, and His book which is the Holy Quran will lead us out of Islam, straying to and fro. (The Prophet’s PBUH wives are the mothers of the believers)
  2. Weakness in our love for our wives, children, or for our parents etcetera will cause our home to break apart and will lead to serious conflicts.
  3. We are to acknowledge and accept the true faith that the most important religion before Allah is Islam, which means submission to His will. See Quran chapter 2 v. 19.

The enemies of Islam are the hypocrites.

  1. We must avoid sitting in the company of idol worshipers. See Quran chapter 28 v.87
  2. Islam teaches us also to be on our guard at all times from the assault of evil, for it takes advantage in every weak point in us.

If one’s husband is away women are to stay respectfully in their house.

See Quran Surah Azab.v. 33

  1. Allah Almighty’s grace would protect one from evil inflection who seeks His aid.

Purity in sex life, purity in motive, words and deeds.

  1. Weakness in our faith is like building a house on a sand cliff. What happens when a storm comes?

Our will should merge itself with God’s will, we should praise Him, as often as we can.

  1. Strength in our faith is like building a house on a solid foundation.

Do not make rash vows.

We are told by the Prophets (PBUT) to obey the command of Allah (swt) in which are more and always reasonable, we are to keep away from superstition, intoxicants, gambling, adultery, fornication and blasphemy.

  1. If our faith is secure, by Gods will we learn that we will not be troubled with the nature of evil if we trust in Allah (swt).

Trust in Allah is to fear going against His will.

  1. We are to accept pain and sorrows and embrace, not run from them. Just as they say fire is good for us and it can also be bad for us, without it we cannot eat, but if we get to close it will burn us. Pain, and grief will bring us closer to Allah Almighty if we take our complaint to Him.

Allah (swt) listens to all complaints and He gives justice.

  1. We must avoid being ungrateful for it causes hardness of the heart.

The heart is softened through being grateful and kind.

  1. We must not be quick in the race and loose our patience for we are to strive with patience and constancy and reject falsehood.

What happens to us is the unfailing consequences of all we do.

  1. We are to keep away from showing off or boasting. Al-Qur’an states:

And swell not they cheek for pride at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth: Allah (swt) loves not any arrogant boaster. 31:18. It leads to a useless life.

  1. Shouting is not aloud. It is akin to the braying of an ass in the sight of Allah (swt).

And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass. 31:19.

Also see Surah Hujurat verses 1-4.

  1. We are not to speak things about Allah (swt) without true facts. See Chapter 31 v. 20

One cannot know the real truth about Allah (swt) without detailed studying of the Holy Quran.

  1. We are not to oppress anyone if we want something from someone and we know that they cannot afford it then we must not oppress them to get that thing.

The Holy Qur’an states:

O my son! Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong; and bear with patient constancy whateer betide thee; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs.17:31

Allah (swt) does not listen to the prayer of an oppressor.

  1. We are to avoid suspicion (see Surah Hujurat v. 12) and spying on people or speaking ill of someone behind their backs.

Who would like to eat his brother?


  1. We are not supposed to call someone an offensive nickname. evil must end in evil.
  2. Pay no heed to whispers of doubt and evil, bear with patience all that they say. See Surah Qaf v. 39 and v.45

Allah (swt) will add dignity to one who keeps away.

  1. Be just, and do not turn away from injustice. Give a lending hand to pull one out from facing injustice.

Allah (swt) will help thee with powerful help in return with his problems.

  1. We are to be kind to all of God Almighty’s creatures. If we hurt the smallest animals it will be a sin.

If we are kind Allah (swt) will be kind to us as well.

  1. If someone is in need of something and they are ashamed to ask for it and we can help them out then we should do so, but it is a sin if we turn away from them, for Allah (swt) says help the poor and needy.

It will lead us to prosperity and piety.

  1. We are to keep away from making deliberate oaths, keep away from excess. See Surah Maida v. 89-92

Deliberate lies, laughing at someone or mocking, being overly obstinate, rebellious, seeking revenge, being deceitful, all these things should be avoided.  Allah Almighty in His world and in His constant care and guidance always gives a clue to His unity.  This is what (unity, justice) we ought to prove if our faith has any meaning.


  1. To blaspheme a good person wrongfully, willfully create problems, even for fun is a sin and can result in serious tumult, oppression and persecution. See Surah An-Am verses 51-54

Sit not in the company of the ungodly people. See Surah An-Am v.68.

Every action will bear its due fruit.


  1. Turn away from people who take your Islam for play and amusement, but tell them the truth of your Islam. Islam teaches that we must put our trust in Allah (swt) alone.
  2. Not being disrespectful, especially towards righteous people. Allah loves honesty, and is the guardian of all affairs.


It is a sin to willfully hurt a believer.  Al-Quran mentions:


And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin.33:58


Believe in Allah (swt) from the heart, you will do yourself a great favor.

It is a sin to willfully hurt a believer.  Al-Quran mentions:

 And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin.33:58

Believe in Allah (swt) from the heart, you will do yourself a great favor.

  1. If there is a page or piece of the Holy Quran on the floor do not step on it, pick it up right away. If someone is sitting on the floor reciting the Holy Quran do not stretch your feet out towards the Holy Quran, as well if someone is sitting on the floor reciting the Holy Quran do not jump over the Holy Quran.

The more respect we show to Allah’s holy book, the closer we will become to Allah Almighty.  For example, if you buy a new car and someone tries to damage it, or they treat it as a used car, defacing it, making it dirty, you obviously would be upset with that person, and if that same person comes to you for some sort of help, you will not pay any attention to the person, am I right?

Those who treat the Holy Quran with respect Allah (swt) would give them respect, wisdom and understanding in return.

  1. Do not hurt someone with your tongue (by insulting them) if they have done something wrong be kind in showing them their mistake. See Chapter 2 v. 263.

The enforcement of justice and of the Muslim brother hood is the social ideal of Islam.

  1. Allah (swt) does not like vain talk. Do not talk to people about your private life with your wife, husband, children etcetera.  It is a sin and it can cause more corruption than good.  Islam calls for fairness and justice, and respect for the highest principles.
  2. Do not wish someone bad.  Do not pray to see someone suffer.  Try not to seek forgiveness from Almighty Allah without attempting to make amendments to the person you hurt because Allah Almighty may not forgive you.  Love Allah (swt) with your heart, not just from your tongue.
  3. Do not laugh or mock at others

See Al-Quran Ch. 49 V. 11

He gets more honored who are most righteous.

  1. One must not turn their back from prayer, for prayers restrains one from committing shameful and unjust actions.

As stated in Al-Quran:

Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; And remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) Without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do.29:45.

 Islam requires the complete submission to Allah (swt).

  1. Do not take Allah (swt) for granted because you cannot see Him, or do things that will upset Him, put strong fear in your heart to keep away from doing wrong things so you will not upset Him, and gain His anger. Put all your trust in Him and He will grant you wisdom and understanding to live a good life.  See ch. 8 v. 29.

Allah (swt) says in chapter 8 verse 22 for the worst of beasts in the sight Allah (swt) are the deaf and the dumb, those who do not have any understanding. Allah (swt) loves discipline, obedience, righteousness and firmness.

  1. Do not turn your back from helping the poor, give money, give them food, clothing, shoes or even water, to forget the poor is a sin. Charity is a big blessing on its own.
  2. Also to turn your back on someone in need of some type of help is a sin such as: advice, helping them in their work, and cheering them up when distressed, to turn your back on people in this kind of need is a sin.

Allah (swt) says: “The things that endure good deeds are best in the sight of Allah.” Ch. 19 v. 76.  Also see ch. 18 v. 46.

We are to keep away from selfishness, malice, contempt or ridicule.

  1. To take something from someone without their permission, or being arrogant, to covet, be stingy to willfully destroy something for someone out of spite to be greedy to be cruel to be cold-blooded and to seek revenge (One must always seek good virtues for himself and his family) to be jealous, to be hateful to tell lies (mutual ridicule ceases to be fun when there is arrogance behind it) to hurt your children and treat them like animals, to hurt animals etc.

Let us pay heed and beware of the sins which can lead us to ruin.

A number of things that we can receive sin for without even knowing it are specified in this question from page 141. Also a number of Muslim virtues are specified here as well, but the chief stress is laid on the fact that these objects that we must beware of (and virtues to act on as well) are as necessary to women and two men and children.  Where Islam is concerned both sexes have spiritual as well as human rights and duties in an equal degree and the future reward, the hereafter is for every human being. Devotion and service are due to Allah (swt).

We as elders have to act respectably towards each other in the house and out of the house as well, this way our children will be able to take example from us and they too Insha Allah will act with goodness and obtain a good reputation.

If we as elders act like fools and do this in front of our children then we would not only ruin our reputation we would ruin our children’s reputation as well.  Allah’s (swt) plan is not to torture people, people torture themselves as a result of their blind conduct in their lives.

Allah (swt) loves these things: Virtues, 1. Firm faith, hope and trust in Him, 2. Love and the practice of truth in thought and intention, 3. Kind words and good actions, 4. Patience and constancy in sufferings and in right endeavor, 5. Humility, the avoidance of being sarcastic, arrogant and acting superior, 6. Charity, 7. Purity in sexual nature and spiritual purity, purity in motive, thought and intention.  These virtues will inshAllah drive one nearer to Allah Almighty.

Who are the people of spiritual light?

The people of spiritual light are those people who have understanding and who have the will to merge their will in God Almighty’s will.  Their conduct in this world consists of several things: 1. Praising Allah Almighty, 2. Giving sincere gratitude to Him for all that He has blessed them with, 3. Carrying out God’s will of being kind and merciful to all of His creatures, 4. Living with actions that consist of peace, love and unity, 5. They sincerely put their trust in Allah Almighty, 6. They humbly laugh with others to share in the happiness of life, and who do not laugh at others in contempt and ridicule, 7. They are blessed with spiritual insight, wisdom and, understanding, 8. They follow the kind light from Allah Almighty that leads them on the path of their goal (a part of Allah Almighty’s kingdom) this also makes them happier in their mind, sounder in their hearts, and firmer in their love and trust for their creator, and in general for every moment that they live on this earth.

That He may admit the men and women who believe, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein for aye, and remove their ills from them;-and that is in the sight of Allah, the highest achievement (For man),-48:5.

Rabbee sayehdehim way us lay ho balahum. (Our Lord soon will He guide them (us) and improve our condition.

Who are the people that are most close to Allah (swt)?

What can be a higher reward for patience, perseverance, self-restraint and constancy that that Allah Almighty should be with us.

This promise of Allah (swt) is open to everyone who believe in Him.  We cannot run from problems as long as shaitan is around there will be problems.  As mentioned in Surah Maida v. 38:

Oh ye who believe! Do your duty to Allah (swt) seek the means of approach unto Him, and strive with might and main in His cause that ye may prosper.

To do justice and act in a favorable or neutral atmosphere is meritorious enough, but the real test comes when you have to do justice to people who you or to whom you have an aversion.  Being just is next to piety, and fear Allah (swt), for Allah (swt) is well acquainted with all that ye do.

We must bear in our mind the force of evil never relaxes, always be on the lookout.

Who created evil? And why was evil created?

Shaitan is evil and Allah (swt) created him, so therefore Allah Almighty created evil as well as good.  The main thing for man is to know that Allah Almighty is Most Merciful, He forgives again and again.  People who follow the shaitan’s path and then realize their wrong should not wait to seek amendment and Allah’s (swt) forgiveness.  The more we acknowledge that evil has no power over those who put their trust in Allah Almighty the better life will be for us.

Evil was created for a test and trial for all people, especially the sincere believers of Allah Almighty.  Surah Saad (Ch. 38) tells the story of spiritual power and earthly power, the results when earthly power combined with spiritual power and it is pointed out how much more significant and real spiritual power is.  The stories in this Surah Saad shows clearly how two of Allah Almighty’s Prophets who were kings and they were tested with the capacity of evil.

Prophet David (PBUH) was endowed with worldly power and the virtues had yet to purge himself of the thought of self-glory, which he did; and so he became one of those nearest to Allah Almighty, also His son, King Solomon who loved Allah (swt) more than the earthly power  of him being a king.

In the midst of his worldly power King Solomon’s glory was strongly tested by evil and so was his beloved father who was Prophet David, and they both never forgot Allah Almighty.  Their patience and constancy in the remembrance of Allah Almighty brought them near to Allah (swt).

Peace and victory came to these prophets, along with Prophet Noah, Abraham, Moses Aaron and Lut (PBUT) in their conflict with evil.

Allah Almighty is one, the source and center of all affairs, and we must work in discipline, harmony and unity to bring down evil.

The hereafter is sure when responsibility will be enforced, for the true and sincere servants of Allah Almighty.  There will be the highest bliss and everlasting life.  As for those who follow the evil path and defy God Almighty’s law there will be the deepest enduring misery, which one will you choose?

All things good or bad were created by Allah Almighty; and are maintained by only Him, and will also go back to Him.  The good is in God’s world, they are guarded and protected against every assault of evil while the evil is not part of the heavenly system.  See ch. 37.

Who is Idris?

As in chapter 19 v. 56 of the Holy Quran:

It is also mentioned in the Book the case of Idris:   He was a man of truth and a Prophet 19:56 And we raised him to a lofty station.19:57.

He was taken up (as Prophet Jesus was) without passing through the portals of death. All we are told is that he was a prophet and a man of truth and sincerity, and that he had a high position among his people.

He kept himself in touch with his people and was honored among them. I guess he has to come back on earth to face his death, as Prophet Jesus (PBUH) has to come back as well for he was also taken up to heaven which is also mentioned in Al- Quran:

Never said I to them aught except what thou didst command me to say, to wit, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord: And I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when thou didst take me up, thou wast the Watcher over them, and thou art a witness to all things.5:120

Why couldn’t all mankind be alike?

If it had been Allah Almighty’s plan or will not to grant the limited free-will that could have made all mankind alike that faith would have reflected not merit on them.  In the actual world as it is men has been endowed with various faculties and capacities so that he should strive and explore and bring himself into harmony with Allah Almighty’s will.  For this reason faith becomes a moral achievement and resist faith becomes a sin.

As a complimentary proposition men of true faith must not be impatient or angry if they have to contend against unfaith.  Most importantly men of true faith must guard against the temptation of forcing faith, imposing it on others by physical or any other forms of compulsion, such as social pressure etcetera.

The Holy Qur’an states:

And they are followed by a curse in this (life) and on the Day of Judgement: And woeful is the gift which shall be given (Unto them)!10:99  

Those are some of the stories of communities which We relate unto thee: of them some are standing, and some have been mown down (By the sickle of time).10:100

To test one’s self if they are true to themselves in their faith is in their mind there must not be even a drop of unfaith, their belief in Allah Almighty must be all pure and sure (this is the true faith)

Islam teaches one to stand firm in justice in constancy of peace and to be patient and perseverance in all good actions.

Why do some people turn away from God Almighty?

These people want the book of the unseen to be opened out to them like the physical leaves of a book, but they forget that the physical is on a wholly different plane from God Almighty’s mysteries, and that they’re physical natures cannot comprehend the mysteries.  Their demand for a sign is disingenuous.  All natures and revelation furnishes them with incontestable signs.

Those who have no spiritual hope for the future grasp at any temporary advantage and in their spiritual blindness, even mockingly as far as their immediate punishment for their sins they vainly challenge God Almighty in whom they do not believe.  See chapter:

If Allah were to hasten for men the ill (they have earned) as they would fain hasten on the good then would their respite be settled at once. But We leave those who rest not their hope on their meeting with Us, in their trespasses, wandering in distraction to and fro. 10:11

There are several ways and reasons why people turn away from Allah: 1. Some people just turn away from Him, but in the back of their minds they still believe in Him, 2. Some people believe in Him but they are too arrogant to accept the truth.

The true reason why some people just turn away from believing in Allah Almighty is because their faith is not strong enough to avoid the shaitan’s assault.

The Shaitan’s assault of evil is from all sides.  It takes advantage of every weak point and sometimes even our good, generous sympathies are used to deter us into the snares of evil, such as if a love one dies for us or someone falls seriously ill, or someone or soothing got destroyed by fire, a lighting etc. then we question God Almighty as to why He did not save so and so, as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

O ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as he got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the Evil Ones friends (Only) to those without Faith.7:27

If our devotion is sincere and our love and trust for Allah Almighty is also sincere, but we become betrayed by the devil then Allah (swt) would give us the insight that we would need to put us back on the right track.

Those who have heard the message of God Almighty and rejected it find it more difficult afterwards to retrace their steps; evil has clocked channels of God’s grace to them, breaking their covenant with Allah Almighty, so they fall deeper and deeper into sin, how sad! See Al-Quran Chapter 10 v.9.

Why does Allah allow someone to turn away from Him without destroying them if He is all powerful as believers claim?

Allah (swt) can do anything He wants to, but His plan is different from the shaitan’s plan.  Allah Almighty’s plan is to use human’s will to co-operate in understanding Him and His relations to us.  It is not a teacher’s will to force anyone to accept the truth which he inspired to preach.

Those of you who have turned away  (or who do not believe) in Allah Almighty should try your best to read the Holy Qur’an, because the teachings in the Holy Qur’an explains things by various symbols, parables, narratives and appeals to nature.  All the proof that one is looking for to accept Allah Almighty in their lives is in the Holy Quran. In Ch. 6 verses 95 to 107 for example Allah Almighty explains things in detail of His signs for people who can understand and grasp His messages.

In Chapter 6 verse 95 explains the wonderful artistry in Allah Almighty’s creations, in such few and simple words the whole pageant of creation is placed before us, starting from our humble animal needs and dependence on the vegetable world.  In these verses we are also asked to contemplate a few things: 1. The interaction of the living and the dead, 2.  The mystic teaching that refers not only to the physical life, but to life above the physical plane, 3. Also not only the collective life of nation, 4. Then we take a look into the daily miracle of morning noon and night, and pass on to the stars that guide the distant mariner, 5. The mystery of the countless individuals from the one human soul, their sojourn and their destiny, 6. The description of the luscious fruits which the gentle rain from Heaven produces for us and which also showers us with Allah Almighty’s mercies.

In Ch. 6 verses 96-98 we are asked to contemplate the contrast between the living and the dead, the night and the day, the sun and the moon, the great astronomical of God Almighty.  How far and yet how near to us!  Our allegory now brings us to maturity (v. 99) the fruit, the harvest, the voyage through the seed.  We came up through nothingness to life: we live our daily life or rest and work and pass the milestones of time: through these verses 96-99 we learned and we feel (we also have spiritual experiences) of travelling through vast spaces in the spiritual world, guiding our courses through the stars of faith.

If we contemplate deeply on these verses Allah Almighty will grant us the wisdom to grasp all the mystic meanings of theses verses that explain the signs of Allah Almighty.  From these verses one can be able to grasp many things such as: 1. Seed – grain – date – stone (to split and sprout), 2. The living to issue from the dead, and the dead to issue from the living,  3. The day break from the dark, 4. The night for rest in tranquility, and the sun and the moon for the reckoning of time,  5. The stars to guide one through dark spaces of land and sea,  6. How we have from a single person a place of sojourn and a place of departure, 7. Rain as blessings,  8. With rain produces vegetation of all kinds such as crops, grain, grapes, olives, pomegranates and more, 9. Fruits and vegetables are similar in kind, yet different in variety and in flavour.

Allah Almighty tries to teach man in these verses, it is the same way He grew these vegetables, fruits, grains, and more.  It is the same way He takes care of His servants and those people who produce the fruits of his faith in a good manner Allah Almighty would reward him or her with a garden in His kingdom.

These verses are so profound in their spiritual meaning in each variety of the vegetables and fruits are different, apply the allegory to man whose varied spiritual fruit may be equally different ( their conduct in life) and yet equally valuable in the sight of Allah.

In these verses Allah Almighty mentioned in a few of them that He detailed His sings for people who know and understand.  (Meaning: mention of the people who know) the people we can see (and who are not blind) All of Allah Almighty’s creations are right in front of their very own eyes. (v. 97)

In verse 99 we detail our signs for people who understand.  Understanding is a higher faculty than knowledge, and is necessary for the mysteries and meaning of this life.  Without understanding one can never grasp the full meaning of many things in their life’s conduct, or this earth, and in the meaning of the Holy Quran.  The Holy Quran which leads them to become a believer, as also mentioned in verse 99.  We have in these things there are signs for people who believe.

A true believer is someone who is blessed in wisdom and understanding and spiritual insight.  They are , the real fruits of spiritual life, and they are the ones whose advice one should follow for it would help them with getting nearer to Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty tells us:

That is Allah your Lord, there is no God but He. The creator of all things: Then worship ye Him; And He hath power to dispose of all affairs.6:102

No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision. He is above all comprehension yet is acquainted with all things.  If the unbelievers are merely obstinate nothing will convince them to the truth.6:103.

Such unbeliever’s hearts will be hardened and their eyes will be sealed to the spiritual light, their feelings towards mercy will be dead as well.  They would not be able to give mercy since they will not be able to receive mercy, since Allah Almighty is only merciful to the people who show mercy.

The unbeliever’s who mock Allah (swt) and ask questions such as:  if He (Allah) is all-powerful why does sin or evil exist in the world? Can He not destroy it? These unbelieving people who are rebelling will be given a very long rope to enjoy themselves.  Some of them would be given knowledge to do many things and reach great heights in the material world, so much so that the things they will achieve would make them feel so high and mighty as if they are the creator of the world.

In Ch. 6 v. 110 it states:

We too shall turn to (confusion) their hearts and their eyes, even as they refused to believe in the first instance: We shall leave them in their trespasses to wander in distraction.6:110.

If the whole pageant of the spiritual world is brought before them they will not believe, because they become deaf and blind to the spiritual world.

Allah Almighty’s grace is always ready to help human’s weakness or ignorance and to accept repentance and give His mercy and forgiveness.  Turn to God Almighty and seek His forgiveness before it is too late.

Why doesn’t God Almighty show himself to man?

Chapter 2 v. 186 sheds some light to this question:

When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every supplicant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me: that they may walk in the right way.

As well as chapter 2 v. 55:

And remember ye said: O Moses! We shall never believe in thee until we see Allah manifestly. But ye were dazed by thunder and lightning even as ye looked on.

Allah Almighty has put us into this world not only for play and amusement, but for us to exercise patience etcetera.  So, this life is a preparation for the eternal home to which we are going and which is far more important than the ephemeral pleasure which may possibly seduce us in this life.

Allah Almighty’s wisdom pervades the whole of His creation, and in His Hands are the keys of the unseen and the secrets of all that we see.

Al- Quran states:

No vision can grasp Him (Allah) but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.6:103

Lightning revealed the true power of Allah Almighty and the closest that we can imagine Him as, if we cannot look at His powerful light which in a matter of seconds can destroy us, then what would happen if He were to show Himself to us on this earth? Can we really imagine also if the moon, and sun which we can also picture as a closeness of Him coming down to earth to us what will happen?

How many of us gets unnerved and place our fingers in our ears at the sound of the stunning thunder-clasp, which is the voice of Allah Almighty.  Can we really bare to hear His voice talking to us on this earth?

Al-Qur’an states:

He (alone) knows the Unseen, nor does He make anyone acquainted with His Mysteries 72:26.

Except a messenger whom He has chosen: and then he makes a band of watchers March before him and behind him,72:27.

That he may know that they have (truly) brought and delivered the messages of their Lord: And He surrounds (All the mysteries) that are with the, and takes account of every single thing.72:28

How many of us have secrets about ourselves which we do not want even our closest friends or family to know?  Then why do we want Allah Almighty to show Himself to us! Or for Him to make known to us the mysteries of the universe? He created us and He blessed us with knowledge to know and understand right from wrong, and Allah Almighty in His infinite compassion bears with us in our ignorance and foolish behaviour of questioning Him as to why this and why that?!

Allah Almighty is entitled to His privacy, the same way He’s given us the privilege of free-will, to do as we wish and what make us happy.  We should respect the fact that He is our Creator, all Powerful, all-Wise, and all-Merciful and just leave our trust in Him and Him alone.

If Allah Almighty were to expose man’s secrets and when they asked to see Him He took them up to His kingdom right away and branded them with His power then sent them back with a shameful quality where people would mock at them what would they say about Allah Almighty? I am sure they would accuse Him of being very violent and harsh! But He is not that way.  He is Most Merciful and kind to all of His creatures.

Examples of how Merciful Allah (swt) is to His servants:

Example 1:  If someone builds a powerful machine such as a robot that can do the things they want it to do, but all of a sudden this robot starts to do his own thing and becomes very violent, the first thing the makers of this machine would do is they would try and destroy this robot.

The people who are rebellious and mock Allah Almighty are very lucky because Almighty Allah keeps forgiving them and He opens to them the road of repentance until death reaches them.

Example 2:  A king has his kingdom and he beautifies his kingdom with the most beautiful things that one can imagine and he has 15 children and out of that 15 children 10 do not believe that he owns the kingdom, and he has furnished it with all the things he likes, what would he do to the 10 children who have become very rebellious towards him? For us to judge and pay heed.

Example 3:  Would someone want to feel the real power of a very powerful vehicle, such as an airplane? Can they be brave enough to stand in front of it while it is taking off?  Then why ask to see Allah Almighty whose power is a million times than that of an airplane?

If the whole world is ranged against the man of God Almighty, as it was at one time the case with the Apostle and scoffs at all that is sacred, the sense of Allah Almighty’s presence and protection outweighs all.

If ye would count up the favours of Allah, never would ye be able to number them; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. 16:18                                                                      

If Allah were to punish Men for their wrongdoing, He would not leave, on the (earth), a single living creature: But He gives them respite for a stated Term: When their term expires, they would not be able to delay (the punishment) For a single hour, just as they would not be able to anticipate it (for a single hour). 16:61

Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air And) the sky? Nothing holds them up but (the power Of) Allah. Verily in this are signs for those who believe.16:79

Example 4:  Let’s say Allah Almighty has created a man out of light, very, very powerful light, such as a high beam light that one finds on a vehicle, and this man can control himself over his power of this light.  This man has seven sons and he told them about his power and he also told them that he cannot show his power to them except for when he was ready to do so, and he asked his sons to believe and trust him for he would not see them punish for anything since he was one of the wealthiest persons in the world.  He also told his sons that he would put them in a boat to sail around the world and the ocean in which they would be sailing would not always be calm.  Some days would in fact be very tough, but they must hold on to the rope of faith and patience and if they did so they would come back very safe and they would be able to enjoy their father’s wealth, and then be able to see his true power.

The seven sons agreed and in different boats they set sail, they sailed for a while and after they did not reach any harsh weather they began to enjoy the beautiful ocean environment of the ocean.  Six of the seven sons began to feel very powerful that they even started to laugh and mock their father behind his back.  Two of them called him and demanded to see his true power, so he agreed to show them and when he did they became blind.  After they became blind they rebelled at their father and were very upset with him.  Well, he tried to tell them that they would not be able to bear the power of his light, but they did not believe him so they got what they deserved.  Likewise the people who fly in the face of Allah Almighty on this earth He would destroy them.

Two more of the boys stopped their boat at a very beautiful island where they continued to enjoy their lives, and they forgot all about their father’s promise (That if they hold on to the rope of faith and patience they will see his power and enjoy his wealth) It so happened that they both became very rich and powerful and they started to mock their father and so a storm came and destroyed everything for them.  People turned around and started mocking them.  That’s what they got for their arrogance towards their father.

Likewise for those who are arrogant towards Allah Almighty, He will suffer them in this world and in the hereafter.

Now, the three boys that were left in the final boat were facing all sorts of problems, but yet they did not give up, they were firm in their belief towards their father’s promise and they arrived safely and faithfully back to him.  So they got to see his power and enjoy his wealth.

If this life is put painful toil there is the hope of the meeting with the Lord which would be very rewarding for the righteous, but woe to arrogant dealers in sins!

Man’s life never rests, like the sunset’s glow, or the shade of night or the moon’s ever-changing light.  Men’s lives but travels ever onwards stage by stage.  We must grasp then God Almighty’s message and reach the heights to reap a reward that will never fail through all eternity.

Why is it important for us to make amendment?

It is important for us to seek amendment because we can easily draw the curse of Allah Almighty upon ourselves.

  1. We would get remove pride from our hearts.

We can also draw the curse of other people upon ourselves.

As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

Those who hide the proofs and the guidance which We revealed, after We had made it clear in the Scripture: such are accursed of Allah and accursed of those who have the power to curse. 2:159

If a man is oppressed or unjustly treated, their cries can ascend to Allah Almighty in their prayers or in their remembrance of Him and so it becomes God’s Almighty wrath or curse the deprivation of God’s Almighty Grace upon the one’s who are in the wrong.

The Holy Qur’an states:

 Except those who repent and make amends and openly declare (the Truth): To them I turn; for I am Oft-returning, Most Merciful.2:160

We must always be in the race to seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty and from those people we hurt. Even from our children, parents or our spouses. We cannot hurt even a fly wilfully much less a human being. Allah (swt )says in the Holy Qur’an:

Those who annoy Allah and His Messenger – Allah has cursed them in this World and in the Hereafter, and has prepared for them a humiliating Punishment.  33:57          

And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly bear on themselves a calumny and a glaring sin, salvation is our goal the highway nearness to God almighty. 33:58

Would Allah (swt) allow forgive someone who used to eat and drink haram food and drinks, but has now turned to righteousness?

On those who believe and do deeds of righteousness there is no blame for what they eat (in the past) when they guard themselves from evil and believe ad do deeds of righteousness, or again guard themselves from evil and believe, or again guard themselves from evil and do good…”5:93.

Allah Almighty is indeed merciful.  He forgives one who tries to stay away from evil three times.  He knows that it will not be easy for someone whose faith is weak to ignore the Shaitan’s temptation or to turn away from the Shaitan’s conduct easily so He forgives one who tries to turn away from the Shaitan conduct and his strong force of evil influences three times.

Allah Almighty knows Shaitan will not give up trying to bring those back who try to turn away from his evil influences.  So if they try and eat halal then stop and try again to stay away from eating haram then turn back to it again, and again stop then they are forgiven for three times.

Anyone who tries hard to come out from the devil’s clutches Allah Almighty will help them to do so as long as they are doing it to please Allah Almighty and His Prophets, and to better themselves in righteousness.  Allah Almighty has promised prosperity to those who turn away from all haram things.

 O ye who believe: Make not unlawful the good things which Allah Hath made lawful for you, but commit no excess: For Allah loveth not those given to excess. 5:90.

Eat of the things which Allah hath provided for you, Lawful and good: but far Allah, in Whom ye believe. 5:91.

Allah’s reward and His grace is so bounteous that if we truly and sincerely put our trust and our will into His keeping, that He will remove the consequences of not only our minor faults, but our worst sins as well.  He will judge us according to the best of our deeds.  As stated in  the Holy Qur’an:

And he who brings the Truth and he who confirms (And supports) It such are the men who do right. 39:33.                                                

They shall have all that they wish for, in the presence of their Lord: Such is the reward of those who do good: 19:34.  

So that Allah will turn off from them (Even) the worst in their deeds And give them their reward According to the best of what they have done.19:35.

Section 3

Are there any examples or tips, to help one to steer their lives to a better one spiritually and materially?

(1) One who is wealthy and arrogant, they should engage much in charity, they should help the poor. The blessings from this kind of actions would make them humble and kind, and it would put mercy into their hearts and a fear (of respect) would over power their hearts for Allah (swt), as they say fear of Allah (swt) is akin to love: for it means the fear of offending Him or doing wrong things that would gain His displeasures. The Holy Qur’an mentions:

O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah. for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. 59:18And be ye not like those who forgot Allah. and He made them forget their own souls! Such are the rebellious transgressors!59:19

(2) One must always be positive in their everyday life, for this kind of action would help one in their struggle to stand up firmly to the unjust of the tribulation in life’s conduct. It would also help them to constantly remember their Lord, which would strengthen their spirit.

(3) Resist evil suggestions; every man on this earth has some understanding of what goodness and evil are. Our souls every development of the human soul is of three stages, and Ammara is the one that is prone to evil, this evil soul would stop at nothing unless it gets to destroy one’s spiritual and material life, the evil conduct from this Ammara souls would be of several conduct of wrong actions, and if not check and controlled, it will lead to perdition. Some tips on how to help this soul of Ammara are build on these foundations: Insolence, hate, jealously and arrogance: Anyone who is walking around with this Ammara soul, and they wish to get help from Allah (swt) to purify their souls, then Insha Allah they will get help for sure if they sincerely put all their efforts into these few actions:

(1) Sincere repentance and amendments

(2) Nafl prayers must be constantly recited

(3) Engage much sincerity in the Zikr of Allah (swt)

(4) Cry and cry from the bottom (regrets) of the heart (with deep regrets of all of your wrong actions).

(5) Do not go around the people that you hurt willfully, until you can control yourself from hurting them

(6) Get involved in lots of good actions, and put your whole mind and soul into these actions of goodness; even a simple smile with sincerity can help to remove the stain of evil from the heart

(7) Exercise: Train yourself to patience and constancy in putting fear in your hearts for Allah’s (swt) sufferings

(8) Try putting yourself into the people’s shoes, which you willfully hurt, and see if you can bear the pain and grief that they suffered from your hands. Repentance and amendment is the best way to reach salvation.

The second stage of the soul is called Lawwama; it feels conscious of evil, but tries its best to resist it, and if it follows the evil whisper, it would quickly acknowledge it and seek Allah’s (swt) help with patience, repentance and with prayers and amends.

The third stage is called Mutma Inna which is the highest stage of all, and which reach and achieve great satisfaction. The Holy Qur’an states:

Those who behave arrogantly on the earth in defiance of right – them will I turn away from My signs: Even if they see all the signs, they will not believe in them; and if they see the way of right conduct, they will not adopt it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will adopt. For they have rejected our signs, and failed to take warning from them. 7:146

Those who reject Our signs and the meeting in the Hereafter,- vain are their deeds: Can they expect to be rewarded except as they have wrought? 7:147

Aren’t prayers and the remembrance of Allah (swt) the same or have the same value?

Aren’t prayers and the remembrance of Allah (swt) the same or have the same value?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do. 29:45.

Allah (swt) wants us to recite His book: The Holy Qur’an and He also want us to study it, and to understand it, as it should be studied and understood. We must also meditate on it, so as to accord our knowledge and life and desires with it, and with all respect to it.

Then comes prayers: Prayers help us with self restraint from all wrongful deeds (act, plan, thought, motive, words etc.) of which we should be ashamed of. And now (as stated in the above verse) the greatest is the Zikr of Allah (swt). Through the Zikr of Allah (swt) one can feel or realize the presence of Allah (swt) and also the remembrance of Allah (swt) is the bringing to the mind of things as present to us, which might otherwise be absent to us, and this is the greatest thing in life. It is subjective to us; It fills our consciousness with Allah (swt).Prayers and Zikr (remembrance of Allah) is a form of worshiping Allah (swt), but one have more value than the other. For example:

  1. Some people goes towards their jobs and return home, take something to eat and goes right to bed, without even paying attention to their family. Whereas some people after returning from their jobs, comes home with a great big smile on their face, hurrying to be with their loved ones, kissing and hugging them, listening to their complains and supporting them with kind words and comforting them with a lending shoulder.

How beautiful is the feelings here! Between the two examples, both people would receive their rewards from their jobs, but in the case with the first person, he wouldn’t receive any benefits from his loved ones, while the second person in addition of receiving rewards from his job, he would receive a warm welcome home and a joyful feelings of happiness that would envelope them everywhere they go, how rewarding is this! The Zikr is indeed extra special.

The Zikr of Allah (swt) can help bring one to prayer with sincerity of the heart; it can help one to reach their spiritual goal of wisdom and understanding. Prayers with sincerity of the heart is the most hardest thing for a person to do, since one cannot feel the presence of their Lord, they would not be able to pray sincerely and as such they would pray with a weak faith, which Allah (swt) dislikes, and which the Shaitan likes. For weakness in faith help one to get themselves entangled in the Shaitan clutches.

The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! Let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. If any act thus, the loss is their own. 63:9

Did any of the Prophets ask for wealth etc. from their people for preaching the truth to them?

If we ponder over this question, we will find how humble and sincere the Prophets were, and they were never ask any help in wealth or material things for themselves from the people, whom they were sent to by Allah (swt) to guide unto the light of righteousness.

Allah (swt) messages are as old as Prophet Adam (a.s.), and it is good for all age, it never grew old, or never different, no Prophet ever taught anything different from another. All the Prophets teaching is: Allah (swt) is All Wise, All Great, All Mighty, and His Architecture of the Universe is on a perfect plan.

If the unbelievers had their way to plan the world according to their will and heart desires, it would have been a dreadful world, full of confusion and corruptions. Allah (swt) says to all the Apostles, as stated in the Holy Qur’an:

O ye apostles! enjoy (all) things good and pure, and work righteousness: for I am well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. 23:51.

And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other). 23:52

But people have cut off their affair (of unity), between them, into sects: each party rejoices in that which is with itself. 23:53

But leave them in their confused ignorance for a time

Allah (swt) tells us in the Holy Qur’an:

And if the apostle were to invent any sayings in Our name, 69:44

We should certainly seize him by his right hand, 69:45

And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart: 69:46

Nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath 69:47

But verily this is a Message for the Allah-fearing. 69:48

And We certainly know that there are amongst you those that reject (it). 69:49

But verily it is Truth of assured certainty. 69:51

So glorify the name of thy Lord Most High.69:52

The right hand is the hand of power and action, anyone who is seized by his right hand is prevented from acting as he wish or carry out his purpose.The Message of God Almighty is glad tidings for those who believe in Him and follow His Laws, for it is a message of Mercy and Forgiveness through repentance and amendments.

But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers. 69:50

Allah (swt) has given us this absolute truth through His revelation, it behooves us to understand it and to be grateful to Him, and we must celebrate His praises in thought, words and good deeds.

Did the Holy Prophet (owbp) stand in respect for other Prophets? From chapter 33:56, we are told to send Blessings and Salute the Holy Prophet (owbp) with all respect; did Allah (swt) meant to the Holy Prophet (owbp) and us that He (Allah swt) say Peace and Salutations to other Prophets as well ?

The Holy Qur’an states:

“Peace and salutation to Abraham. 37:109.

“Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron. 37:120.

“Peace and salutation to such as Elias. 37:130

So also was Lut among those sent (by Us). 37:133.

And Peace on the apostles! 37:181

And Praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.37:182

The Holy Qur’an is a beautiful gift to the Holy Prophet (owbp) and he share this beautiful gift with his followers, he follow and obey the message from the Holy Qur’an sincerely. From the above verses Allah (swt) says Peace and Salutations to some Prophets and all the Apostles, then he himself had to stand in respect for sending blessings on the Prophet and Apostles, also he used to praise and glorify Allah (swt) day and night.

Allah (swt) loves and cherishes all His creation, He send revelations, no one is equal to Him and His aid will overcome all obstacles. Teachings, Warning and Signs have been given by Allah (swt) to nations of all times, and yet many of us Muslims have gone wrong and become disobedient to the Holy Qur’an and carries out our own choice of actions, but it is not too late to learn and change our actions in accordance to the commands of the Holy Qur’an and obtain Allah’s (swt) mercy and wisdom, so as to understand the Holy Qur’an and practice it the way we are told. As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

Sad: By the Qur’an, Full of Admonition: (This is the Truth). 38:1

Full of Admonition: It implies

(1) Remembrance in a spirit of reverences

(2) Recital, celebrating the praises of Allah (swt)

(3) Teachings, Admonition, argue (with kind words and justice), patience and warning

(4) Message and Revelation.

As in Ah-Luz-Zikr, those who possess the message, in Sufi phraseology, it implies mystical enlightenment, both the aspiration and the attainment for the highest spiritual atmosphere, the two are one, and devotional exercises are also called Zikr.

Does everyone goes through trial and test in their life’s conduct?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, “We believe”, and that they will not be tested? 29:2.

We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false. 29:3

Indeed faith must be tested in the conflicts of practical life, but good can never be submerged, on the contrary God Almighty will wash off all stains (of evil) from those who strive with faith and patience, and he would admit them to the fellowship of righteous. Not so are the hypocrites and those who reject faith.

Some of us who are believers, would yield to evil during their test and trial, this is the easy way out for them, and this puts them right into the category of the hypocrites: how sad!

These test, trial and tribulation from Allah (swt) is for all His servants whom He created, He did not just created Man and leave them hanging on a string, He gave them knowledge and He gave them gifts, skills and He even send Messengers to teach them right from wrong: And on each individual soul He laid personal responsibility, who reject His grace, they are the ones who would turn to evil, their faculties are dead and they are the ones who are causing mischief to spread on this earth; their deliberate choice plunges them into manifest error, and the believers are to beware of them.

A believer who struggles with the battle of evil forces, and win through by God Almighty grace; as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp) who was a guide and exemplar amongst mankind, the true believer who are the winners must be exemplar for the people in his or her household and around the society. Allah (swt) make life so easy for us, just by simple remembering Him in our distress and in our happiness, just by doing this; great peace and satisfaction will envelop us (our hearts). As stated in the Holy Qur’an:

“Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction. 13:28.

No goodness are greater than the remembrance of Allah (swt), it is the best cure to overpower evil, evil have no seat in a man’s heart who are Allah’s (swt)Zakayreen (one who is constantly doing the Zikr of Allah (swt).

Does God Almighty hate the people who turn away from Him?

The Holy Qur’an states:

“Did I not enjoin on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed? 36:60

“And that ye should worship Me, (for that) this was the Straight Way? 36:61

“But he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did ye not, then, understand? 36:62.

“This is the Hell of which ye were (repeatedly) warned! 36:63

“Embrace ye the (fire) this Day, for that ye (persistently) rejected (Truth).”36:64

Allah (swt) does not hate, envy or jealous, He is more sorrowful and remorse for all His creations, especially mankind. To the wrong doers in the hereafter when they would have to face Him, there would be gentle approach to them, more in sorrow, Allah (swt) would address them as children of Adam (pbuh), as mentioned in the above verse 60. God Almighty does not hate, but must shoulder all the responsibilities of his sins which he committed in this fleeting life. God Almighty plan for mankind is a free will and privileges of doing good deeds and avoid bad ones. God Almighty gives knowledge to man so that he can see His Signs in all of His creation and man can learn wisdom and understanding, to steer their lives into a rope which would save them from shipwreck, a shield which would save them from the Shaitan assault, and the key that would lead them to the door of spiritual blindness. Man own free will of choice cause them to be betrayed or misused their faculties and deliberately threw away their chances to Salvation. Following verse 64 above, the fact is now placed before them, the hell, and the state of damnation, which they could have easily avoided.

How can one defend their Lord in a most peaceful way?

In the name of God Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Surely my prayers, my service of sacrifices and my life and my death are all in the Hands of my Lord:

under the supervision and the guidance from my Lord, God Almighty I was inspired to choose this story of an incident of two little God Angels (little boys) who were out in the freezing cold weather of Toronto.

One tragically died and one survived, by God Almighty’s grace.

This tragic story caught the attention of many people around the world.

Some took it in a positive way and some took it in a very harsh and negative ways against our Creator, God Almighty.

Death and his twin brother, ‘Sleep’ are in the hands of God Almighty.

His wisdom pervades the whole of His creation, and His Hands are the keys of the unseen, and the secrets of all that we see. The Holy Qur’an states:

 “He it is Who created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term (For you).And there is in His presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!”6:2

“And He is Allah in the heaves and on earth. He knoweth what ye hide, and what ye reveal, and he knoweth the (recompense) which ye earn (by your deeds).”6:3

 It is a folly to suppose that God Almighty only reigns in the Heavens.He also reigns on earth.

He also knows all our secrets thoughts and motives.

He separates light from darkness:

Mercy is His Law; God Almighty is the King for the above (Heavens and the King for below (Earth) and what a King does, which is full of mercy for His creatures!

He looks after them by protecting them from harm, danger and suffering.

Spiritually it can be extremely difficult for one to acknowledge His mercy because they cannot see it, only those people who are grounded in their spiritual insight would be able to grasp the signs in the things happening to them or their loved ones and others around the world. As stated in The Holy Qur’an:

“They say: “Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?” Say:“Allah hath certainly power to send down a Sign: But most of them understand not.”6:37

Signs are all around us, but most of us do not understand them! Sadly speaking the little boy that died was a test for those parents, from this child’s death maybe they were able to achieve the gift of remorse and mercy.

It is also a tremendous test for the child who died, and their loved ones as well.

Since they were probably God-fearing people, for God Almighty only gives such tests and trial to His believing servants in order to bring them closer and closer to Him.

As we understand sorrow and suffering may (if we accept them in good faith) turn out to be the best of gifts from God Almighty to us, for through suffering we learn humility:

the antidote to many vices and the fountain of many virtues.

The incident of this little child would also cause those who disbelieve in God Almighty to rebel more against God Almighty, for they would only see it as God Almighty is cruel to His creatures.

The spiritual faculty in these people is dead, instead of them trying to put fear into their hearts as to how God Almighty can cause a little baby to die in such a harsh way, what would become of their ending (at death?) this is an important question for them to ask themselves before they turn more in rebellion and dig their hole deeper and deeper for sin and punishment.As the Holy Qur’an states:

 “Before thee We sent (Messengers) to many nations and We afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity, that they might learn humility.”6:42

“When the suffering reached them from Us, why then did they not learn humility? On the contrary their hearts became hardened, and Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them.”6:43 

This tragic incident can also help one to learn the truth about themselves and a certain advance stage of sensitivity, which can help them with their spiritual development: and also with some understanding that there is a shallower stage at which prosperity and the good things of life which we enjoy such as our wealth and children may teach us sympathy, happiness and personal responsibility to guard against evil and wrong doings.

The Holy Qur’an states:

“Give this warning to those in whose (hearts) is the fear that they will be brought (To Judgement) before their Lord: Except for Him they will have no protector Nor intercessor; That they may guard (Against evil)”6:51

“It is He who doth take your souls by night, and hath knowledge of all that ye have done by day; by day doth He raise you up again; that a term appointed be fulfilled; in the end unto Him will be your return; Then will He show you the truth of all that ye did.”6:60

There is a lot of mystic doctrine in the spiritual world which is beyond one’s imagination, and beyond one’s comprehension.

The eternal Law, according to God Almighty’s will and plans everything seen and unseen is ordered and regulated by Him: even the simplest things in nature are subject to His law.

The fresh and withered, the living and the dead, or the lifeless, nothing is outside the plan of His creation.

So is man’s life at every moment, awake or asleep.

The mystery of sleep – “the twin brother of death” is called the taking out of our soul.

Let us ask ourselves these questions.

A small three year old child walked out of his bed at 4:00 a.m. before dawn and opened 3 doors and climbed down many stairs from his grandmother’s apartment.

He went outside in the freezing cold where the temperature was approximately -26 degrees.

So (1) Who was it that leads this child out of his bed?

(2) Who helped him to put his boots on?

(3) Who held his hands and lead him out into the freezing cold where he froze to death?

The answer is simple; it was the Angel of mercy, who took him to the Angel of death who was waiting for him at the very spot where he died.

This spot was the end of his journey in this material world and the beginning of his journey in the spiritual world.

We cannot comprehend this disaster, but this little baby boy was cloaked from the elements with the best of cloaks possible, the wings of his guardian angel.

For God Almighty does watch over all of His creatures, especially human beings.

He guards us and He provides all kinds of agencies, material, moral and spiritual protection to help our growth and development.

He keeps us from harm, materially and physically and brings us nearer to our destiny, and He is not unjust in the least to any of His servants.

The Holy Qur’an states:

“He is Irresistible, (watching) from above over His worshippers, and He sets guardians over you.At length, when death approaches one of you, Our angels take his soul, and they never fail in their duty.”6:61

Then are men returned unto Allah, their True Protector, surely His is the Command, and He is the swiftest in taking account.”6:62

God Almighty made this child’s death seem very harsh to people so that they can reflect that it is not only physical calamities we have to fear: but mutual discords and vengeance can be even more destructive and only faith in God Almighty can save us from such venomous conduct.

Why do I say this? Because out of this tragic incident there have been many different responses ranging from sadness to ridiculing and mocking God Almighty.

As to the other child that was saved, when the same thing happened the next day, God Almighty’s providence through mankind reached out to this child.

This also happened for many reasons, but the main ones are for those who are ungrateful to aid them in being grateful, for injustice to change into justice, and for spiritual blindness towards God Almighty’s mercies to be removed.

The Holy Qur’an states:

“Say: “Who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and sea, When ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror; ‘If He only delivers us From these (dangers), (We vow) we shall truly show our gratitude?”6:63

“Say: “It is Allah that delivereth you from these and all (other) distresses: and yet ye worship false gods!”6:64

“Say: “He hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below, or to cover you with confusion in partry strife, giving you a taste of mutual vengeance-Each from the other.” See how We explain the signs by various (symbols); That they may understand.” 6:65

 Indeed the incident of these two little boys where sadly one was taken away from this fleeting world and the other was saved to go through the test and tribulations of this fleeting world is very terrifying and unspeakable.The question is this, how many of us would use the terror and feelings of fear inside of us to explore God Almighty’s truth and His justice and His punishment as well.

The Holy Qur’an states:

“But thy people reject this, though it is the truth.Say: “Not mine is the responsibility for arranging your affairs;”6:66

“For every Message is a limit of time, and soon shall ye know it.”6:67

 We must never forget the pain and the hurtful feelings that enveloped our hearts hearing and seeing such a horrific story, for it would help us to exercise mercy, patience and justice to our own child (children), and these are the favours that God Almighty has given to those whose hearts may have been hard and carefree over their children.

Hearts without mercy gain mercy, hearts without patience gain patience, hearts with hardness towards God Almighty and His creation become soft, hearts with boldness for God Almighty punishment is enveloped with fear and remorse.

Those who change their conduct for the better must realize that these changes come about due to the expense of the two little God Almighty Angels (little boys).

And be grateful to God Almighty for His favours and think of how our actions can hamper the life of others, as well as our own.

As much as this sad story changes hearts for the better it can also add more hardness to some hearts which were already in disbelief of God Almighty’s truth: The Holy Qur’an states:

“But thy people reject this, though it is the Truth.Say: “not mine is the responsibility for arranging your affairs.”6:66

“For every Message is a limit of time and soon shall ye know it.”6:67

“When thou seest men engaged in vain discourse about Our Signs, turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme. If Satan every makes thee forget, then after recollection, sit not thou in the company of those who do wrong.”6:68

The believers must take warning from v.68 and move away from gatherings where truth is ridiculed, for the good have two duties:

  1. To protect themselves from infliction and
  2. To proclaim God Almighty truth, for even in unlikely circumstances it is possible that it may have some effect.

We must never forget our own personal responsibility for all we do, or deceive ourselves by the illusion of vicarious atonement. The Holy Qur’an states:

“No vision can grasp Him. But His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.”6:103

“Now have come to you, from your Lord, proofs (To open your eyes): if any will see, it will be for (the good Of) his own soul; if any will be blind, it will be to his own (Harm): I am not (here) to watch over your doings.”6:104

“Thus do We explain the signs by various (symbols) that they may say, “Thou hast learnt this (From somebody),” and that We may make the matter clear to those who know.”6:105

“Follow what thou art taught by inspiration from thy Lord: There is no God but He: and turn aside from those who join gods with Allah.”6:106

Those in obstinate rebellion against God Almighty are merely deceived and deceive each other; believers should leave them alone, but trust in God Almighty openly and in the innermost recesses of your hearts.

I am sure many children will receive better protection, love and care from their parents, or caregiver.

But how many of these people are grateful to God Almighty for their changing of hearts where He covered hardness with mercies, cruelness with patience, ignorance with wisdom and haste with understanding?

These are some of the reasons behind the purpose for the tragic stories of these two little boys.

May God Almighty make our lives on this earth useful and valuable to exercise justice, peace, love and unity.

Some people want to know if the child awoke from his trance before he died.

This is a question which only God Almighty can answer. As the Holy Qur’an mentions:

“He (alone) knows the unseen! Nor does HE make anyone acquainted with His mysteries.” 72:26

There is a deep mystic meaning in this child’s task, which was used for a trial to the nations of the world.

As we know, human nature requires many warm layers to protect the body from the cold, but in the spiritual world those layers are useless.

The soul must stand bare and open before God Almighty. As the Holy Qur’an states:

“Truly the rising by night (and early morning) is most potent for governing (the soul).”73:6

God Almighty is in all places; He is not in one place, but in all places.

“(He is) Lord of the East, and the West:”73:9

“And have patience with what they say, and leave them with noble dignity.”73:10

 God Almighty is just, and this blessed baby boy was smoothly guided away from his bed by the stillness of the night, and by the bliss of the morning glory. The stillness of the night seems lonely, but the sign to grasp is we are not alone, nor forsaken by God Almighty.

As this baby was travelling along to the end of his short journey in this life’s probation, his soul was filled with ease and satisfaction.

Knowing how Merciful God Almighty is I do believe that this baby boy did not wake up at all from the trance-like state he was in.

He was spiritually tranquillized.

He knew nothing, nor did he feel or experience the coldness from the freezing weather.

He was beyond physical feelings and experiences of this material world.

The question was asked:

Is life and soul one thing?

To my understanding they are not the same

.In human beings bodies there are two things which are the life and soul.

In the body of an animal there is only life.

The soul receives a taste of death but it does not die.

 Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. to Us must ye return. 21:35

And after death it will be in a place or state, the barzakh a partition or a barrier: before judgement.” See also ch.23 v 101 to 118.

 The soul always leaves the body when someone falls asleep, but not the life and sometimes one dies during their sleep.

That is when God Almighty decided to keep the soul from entering back into the body.

So, in this baby boy’s case he never awoke from his state of mind, because he was spiritually tranquillized, and so he was one of the most precious one in the sight of His Lord where his soul was honoured by His Lord amongst the righteous souls.

“To the righteous soul will be said: O thou soul in (complete) rest and satisfaction!”89:27

“Come back thou to thy Lord, well pleased (thyself). And well pleasing unto Him!”89:28

“Enter thou, then amongst my devotees!”89:29

“Yea enter thou my heaven!”89:30

 In Islamic theology, this stage of the soul is the final stage of bliss.

May we strive hard to reach this stage of complete rest and satisfaction of our souls, by God Almighty’s Grace.

Some questions were asked such as:

  1. Why did one child have on some clothes and boots and the other was completely naked?
  2. Why was one crying out for help and the other one was in a tranquil state?
  3. And what was the reason these two incidents happened a day after each other and both little boys were just one year apart from one another being 3 and 4 years old?


(1) The 3 year old boy who had on a t-shirt and boots he is the one who sadly passed away, there are a couple of things that we should grasp upon here: 1. This child was in a trance-like state and if his feet touched the cold surface of the ground it would have woken him out of this state, even though it is mentioned in Al-Quran that:

“…every soul shall have a taste of death.”21:35

God Almighty mercy was covering this little angel’s soul from feeling the agony of death.

Indeed God Almighty is merciful to all of His creatures.

(2) The small amount of cloth on the child’s skin is to give some comfort and peace of mind to his loved ones.

(3) This child was in a very tranquil state.He did not cry out for any help.

His silence told his security, and the spiritual protection of his transcendent condition.

This little baby boy had a spiritual covering on his journey from the freezing winter, into the bright and beautiful sunshine in the spiritual world, right into God Almighty’s Kingdom.

Praises and thanks to God Almighty who provided him with security against hurt and security against suffering, and who safeguarded him to his destination.

“In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.”

By the glorious morning light 93:1 And by the night when it is still, 93:2The guardian Lord had not forsaken thee.Nor is He displeased.” 93:3

“Did He not find thee an orphan and give thee shelter (and care)?” 93:6

“And He found thee wandering and He give thee guidance. (And shelter over harshness)” 93:7

At the time of this baby boy’s journey to his dismiss from the fleeting world he was all alone and as such for that moment he was an orphan in the sight of his Lord.God Almighty’s mercies and His knowledge and wisdom are full and vigilant at all times over His creatures, Ameen.


The infant child that was without clothes was in a lot of pain from the bitter cold and so he cried out for help (which he received by God’s grace) maybe if he had any clothes on he would have strayed far away into serious danger, but his nakedness helped him to receive help quickly.


At the time of his distress he was also, in the sight of his Lord, an orphan, because there was no one around at that time to protect him, so he was able to receive the full blessings from the above verses from the Holy Qur’an.

Thousands and thousands of children are dying every year in all kinds of ways.

Some of them die due to illness, fire, drowning, accidents, or even murder and knowing how merciful is my creator God Almighty I truly believe that He takes these children’s souls out of their bodies before their death.

Like someone takes a bird out of his cage and then decides to destroy the cage, and this is when the person goes into a trance-like state where they cannot comprehends the suffering that their body is going through.


God Almighty is not cruel in the least to His creations.

There are many mystic meanings in His tolerance which one cannot comprehend.

This small child that was saved from the bitter cold weather, his protections shows us how God Almighty always provides a solution to whatever difficulties are encountered by men. The Holy Qur’an mentions:

Have We not expanded thee thy breast 94:1.

And removed from thee thy burden. 94:2.

The which did gall thy back? 94:3.

And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)? 94:4.

So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief: 94:5.

Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. 94:6.

Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard, 94:7.

And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention. 94:8


The two little boys were chosen to demonstrate sympathy and mercy into other parent’s hearts especially those whose hearts are hardened towards their children.

This incident also transcends cultural barriers, uniting humanity in grief, regardless of color.


God Almighty created all human beings as one and He loves to see us live with love peace and unity amongst ourselves.

He does not look at race.

He looks at the intention of our hearts.

The ignorance of discrimination must stop and real love, unity and peace must prevail over ignorance.


God Almighty is ridiculed and is mocked at through spiritual blindness.

I have even overheard several remarks against Him and this has given me the push to take this opportunity to proudly stand up for justice on His behalf, without hurting anyone’s feelings, and in regards to the Holy Quran it says:


“O ye who believe ! stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves or your parents or your kin, and whether it be (against) right or poor: For Allah can best protect both!” 4:135


Justice is God’s attribute, and to stand firm for justice is to be a witness to God, even if it is detrimental to our own interests, or the interests of those who are near and dear to us.God does not need any favors from us, but we who love and adore Him, love to do things that would make Him pleased with us.


I pray that He blesses us and guide us on the right path, and always keeps us on the right path, and He changes the condition of our hearts from hardness to remorse.

I also pray that He covers ignorance with wisdom and understanding, and He removes the veil of evil from our eyes, and blesses us with spiritual light and insight to see and understand His favors, so instead of being ungrateful to Him we can be grateful to Him in every sense, Ameen.

How can one express their thanks to some people who are caring to them, when words are beyond gratitude?

Simple! Rabe Aqramanay Shukr Alhamdu Lilla. Allah (swt) has honoured me to have such loving and dear people in my life, and I am very grateful and thankful to Him and to my loved ones. When words and gifts are beyond giving thanks to the people that went beyond their capacities to help one out in their task, this is the way to thank them. Example, as mine did to help me out, who is my loving and faithful husband Roy Razak. My most beautiful and precious daughter Shazeena Razak, and my loving and beautiful daughter-in law (Lidia) Samaya Razak, and also my handsome son Aslam Razak.These are the four people who are my vehicles that lead me on to my journey of success in my destination to achieve my goal. Indeed goodness and sacrifices comes from gentle hearts that knows the love and mercies of God Almighty. He endures them with His grace and His goodness, and he guides them with His love and His blessings. He gave them a caring heart of His gentle spirits: He then placed them in my path as my vehicles to take me to my journey of success in my goal and in my dreams.

My sincere thanks and my sincere gratitude to all four of them for all their hard task and striving to help me put my articles together for this web site (with the typing etc.) Allah (swt) sent you all as a miracle and gifts in my life and every day I thank Him and I praise Him for putting all of you loving and caring people in my life. In us working for spreading peace, love and unity, there were tremendous risk of treachery on the other side, but with Allah (swt) guidance we all took that risk because of our faith in Allah (swt) and in love and respect for each other, we know that we had God Almighty protectionand His aid to count upon and the strength of the blessed souls of the pious to count on and the understanding that no man of God Almighty that has a good and caring heart, spirit, firmness and constancy can never be weakened by Shaitan.

I love you guys from the depth of my heart; there is no reward for good other then goodness.You guys did a very outstanding job helping me to reach my goal.

On this journey, the greatest miracle and most wonderful working of Allah (swt) grace was the union and love that you all struggled to keep up producing my work with great patience, love and understanding which helps also to overpower the jarring task in making my dreams come through.

Your love and your kindness have built a most precious bridge for us; and for many who wish to take the opportunity of crossing on it. To have you guys as my loving family (my husband, my two daughters and my three precious boys) is to know love and unity which inspires good deeds and strength: also strength encourages greatness of patience and joy. And this joy brings so much love and happiness to my life that it is one of the most precious gifts that I will cherish all my life. May Allah (swt) bless, guide and protect us all from every kind of danger. May He bless us to be in the company of all the Prophets especially our Beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (owbp) in the hereafter; Ameen.

May Allah (swt) help us all to do what is right and forbid what is wrong; Ameen.

How can one tell that they are not receiving God Almighty Grace?

A person who is not receiving Allah’s (swt) Grace, is of many ways in their life’s conduct:

  1. One who fear for Allah (swt) is not strong enough, for him to build all his hope and his trust in Allah (swt), he takes action in his own hands to inflict sufferment and grief on the people who wrong him, when he should be forgiving and merciful. Allah (swt) is only Merciful to those who show mercy.
  2. If there is no prosperity (spiritually) in one’s conduct, no tenderness, tender hearted or forbearance, no achievement of being bad to good, always easily to give up the little faith which they may have in Allah (swt).
  3. In troubles, they are always quick to question Allah (swt) without even trying His aid through His remembrance and prayers.
  4. Some love Allah (swt) when there is no trouble in their lives, but as soon as trouble reaches them, they are ready to resist Him and question faith.
  5. Everything in their life on this earth would be a burden to them.
  6. They are always in brag and aggressive mood, they are never happy with themselves, even if they get love from others, they will not know the meaning of it.
  7. They never appreciative, they do things in arrogance and boldness; they fear no one and do not like anyone but themselves.
  8. They do not regard anyone’s feelings except for people like themselves, they are selfish, even a mother tears which can melt a mountain in the twinkle of an eye, it will not do any good to them (to put God Grace in their hearts).
  9. They do not know the meaning of sacrifice, real pain and real grief; how sad! What a shame and waste of life.

Those who shire such an opportunity to love Allah (swt) and to fear Him (which is to be kind, merciful, forbearing, just and pure) know not the real joyful feelings of receiving Allah’s (swt) Grace (salvation). If they do not change themselves before death, they would indeed suffer the hell fire, how sad! Indeed very sad. The Holy Qur’an states:

The likeness of the life of the present is as the rain which We send down from the skies: by its mingling arises the produce of the earth- which provides food for men and animals: (It grows) till the earth is clad with its golden ornaments and is decked out (in beauty): the people to whom it belongs think they have all powers of disposal over it: There reaches it Our command by night or by day, and We make it like a harvest clean-mown, as if it had not flourished only the day before! Thus do We explain the Signs in detail for those who reflect. 10:24

How can one tell that they are receiving God Almighty Grace?

One who is receiving God Almighty Grace is;

Example 1: Like a man who builds his house on a firm foundation of rocks that will never be shaken by any storm. Meaning: A man who stand up firmly, with patience, firmness and constancy, in his test, trial and tribulation from Allah (swt)and he do not cry out, and turn to other things, except only to Allah (swt) . That’s how one can tell he is receiving Allah (swt) Grace.

Example 2: A man who builds his life on piety, purity, just, sincerity of all motives. Is like climbing the highest hill and successfully reach the top, how rewarding the feelings would be, and the feelings of God’s Grace.

Example 3: After struggling through any heavy odds, burdens and the hardest calamity and a sense of coolness comes to the mind, like a cool shade that came over one from a hot scorching sun heat. Imagine the joy full feelings one will receive and this is the feelings of receiving Allah’s (swt) Grace.

Example 4: Put oneself into a beast of burden carrying heavy equipment and baggage’s, heave loads of stuff and someone came to take that burden away, what joyful feelings one would get.

Example 5: The feelings of having a glass of cold water after feeling thirsty working around fire and heat. A joyful feeling is the joy from salvation.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Which then is best? – he that layeth his foundation on piety to Allah and His good pleasure? – or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand-cliff ready to crumble to pieces? and it doth crumble to pieces with him, into the fire of Hell. And Allah guideth not people that do wrong. 9:109.

The foundation of those who so build is never free from suspicion and shakiness in their hearts, until their hearts are cut to pieces. And Allah is All-Knowing, Wise.9:110.

How can peace come into a family where there is always some conflict going on?

There are several ways to stop conflict; see the following examples:

  1. One has to be aware of the people that he takes for his or her friends.
  2. If one follows bad things, it would bring in the evil in the home and corruption would envelope that home.
  3. Where there is jealously, pride and hatred, there will be conflict.
  4. Weak faith is blindness, spiritually and materially, conflict comes through weakness.
  5. Run away from taking responsibilities for one action, and throwing the blame on another for one’s actions can cause conflict in a family.
  6. One possessed by the devil causes major feuds in a home.
  7. Drinking, smoking, using bad words also cause feuds in a home, for it leads to ruin.
  8. Coming home late at night in a home where one pray’s Tahajud Namaz (the late night prayer) brings in the bad Jinns and conflict starts between the good Jinns and the bad Jinns, corrupting that whole family and it would never stop (the feud).
  9. Bad Jinns follow those who go to bad places at night (such as clubs, disco, parties etc.).
  10. One’s own actions brought about their own destruction, and cause years and years of conflict.

Answer to question:

Insha Allah peace comes into one home who bewares of the 10 examples given above, also who follows these passages from the Holy Qur’an. As our Beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp) was a guide and exemplar amongst us (man), so we who are his followers ought to follow in his footsteps and follow those who are righteous. As the Holy Qur’an states:

And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; nor obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds. 18:28.

Our choice for peace or conflict is our own free will, also our choice in limited free will involves a corresponding personal responsibility. Allah (swt) tells us here in this verse, keep thy soul content with the company of the righteous (meaning for content) Cheerful, comfortable, and secure etc. How much more clearly do we want Allah (swt) to put it to us, where we can be able to achieve peace, love and unity inour homes and our surroundings (society). All we have to do is, if we have a pious head in our family, then we must follow the advice from that person, and as such peace will come to a corrupt life.

Peace, love and security, also bread’s from forgiveness, amendment, forget the past, live for the future, seek forgiveness from those who you feel hurt you in some ways: For those who stray from God Almighty path (due to holding anger inside of them and malice), God Almighty Grace is ever anxious to meet them, if they can only reach out to Him in true amendment and repentance; It seeks to reclaim them and bring them back to the right path.

If such one resists and follows his own lust, a point is reached when his case becomes hopeless: God Almighty Grace does not then reaches him, and he is abandoned to his pride and arrogance. One should beware of the following the example of such person. The Holy Qur’an states:

Say, “The truth is from your Lord”: Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it): for the wrong-doers We have prepared a Fire whose (smoke and flames), like the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in: if they implore relief they will be granted water like melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drink! How uncomfortable a couch to recline on! 18:29

.If a man and his wife decided to spread Islam with true sincerity (not for worldly show or fame) and true love for Allah (swt) and for His Prophets (pbut)for sure Shaitan will attack them and cause terrible conflict into their home, just to make them give up spreading Islam. As the parable goes: A thief only goes where there are wealth, while the Shaitan only attacks a home that is spiritually rich. A righteous conduct between a man and his wife breeds the Shaitan just as sugar breeds flies. As the Holy Qur’an states:

Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his adherents that they may become Companions of the Blazing Fire. 35:6

Shaitan would stop at nothing but to drown a believer in his material wealth, when he cannot get to drain them from their spiritual wealth: They would go through all kinds of cruelty, insults and ridicule, and the only question that would be on their minds is: Are we the least near to our CreatorAllah (swt)? They are given the wisdom to understand the true test of progress in their spiritual life, is to be measured by other things than material wealth and influence. All worldly good and pleasure will past away like a shadow, its intrinsic and eternal value is small. The righteous (who suffered from injustice) and who work hard against the Shaitan attack, they are on a true path of self development, and Insha Allah the reward they will get be infinitely more than their merits entitle them to, for they will partake of the boundless Bounties of Allah (swt). As the Holy Qur’an states:

It is not your wealth nor your sons, that will bring you nearer to Us in degree: but only those who believe and work righteousness – these are the ones for whom there is a multiplied Reward for their deeds, while secure they (reside) in the dwellings on high! 34:37

Accept your mistakes, be just, and make amends and repentance will over ride conflict Insha Allah.

How can we fear God Almighty and love Him at the same time?

Indeed we can fear and we can love the same person at the same time! In several ways. I will show an example that Insha Allah will help one to understand what fear of Allah (swt) and loving Him at the same time means. The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah. for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. 59:18

Examples (1):

Love: Real love is strong feelings and emotions, respect and discipline. Our real love for our parents bring us some sort of fear, where we fear to disobey them, fear to go against their wishes, fear to be disrespectful to them, fear to hurt them in any way. These fears help us to become better people in our life’s conduct, and our parents are well pleased with us, so we gain from their wealth and from their strength. But we who displeases our parents and hurt them, we earn their anger and as such we become losers. So this is the way we can earn Allah (swt) love and also His anger. Fear Allah (swt) is an act of preparation and provision for a better life conduct on this earth and in the hereafter. The fear of Allah (swt) is a kind of love; fear to earn his displeasure by disobeying Him and His Apostles: This fear will help us with self restraint from several things and will put us in His Kingdom.

Evil have its sly way of betraying the weak faith: They (the evil ones) say, how can we help you to get close to God? Don’t you see we are afraid of Him, for He is cruel to man. May Allah (swt) deaf our ears to the speeches from ignorant fool’s taunts about Allah (swt) and His Rasool (pbuh). The Holy Qur’an states:

Turnest thou not thy attention to those who turn (in friendship) to such as have the Wrath of Allah upon them? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear to falsehood knowingly. 58:14.

Allah has prepared for them a severe Penalty: evil indeed are their deeds. 58:15.

They have made their oaths a screen (for their misdeeds): thus they obstruct (men) from the Path of Allah. therefore shall they have a humiliating Penalty. 58:16.

Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated. 58:20.

Allah has decreed: “It is I and My apostles who must prevail”: For Allah is One full of strength, able to enforce His Will. 58:21

How can Zeal enter into one’s heart?

The easiest examples are:

(1) If one does not get any kind of happy feelings when he goes to pray, he must think of a person whom he looks up to as his hero in life’s conduct, and if he has to go and meet that person, what kind of clothes he would put on to suit the purpose; I am sure he would acknowledge a very anxious and happy feelings. So this is how Zeal would enter into his heart for Allah (swt), if he dress the way he is commanded by the Holy Qur’an which states:

O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters. 7:31

Not only clothes adds Zeal (or grace) to the wearer, but toilet and cleanliness, also attention to unwanted hair on the body and other small personal details which no self respecting person ought to neglect when going solemnly even before a great dignitary, if only out of respect for the dignity of the occasion. How much more important it is to attend to these details when we solemnly apply our minds to the presence of Allah (swt).

(2) If example one doesn’t work, then try ponder upon this example; If all the lights goes off in your house at night, just when you are about to eat your supper, and you are so hungry (after a long day at work) imagine what kind of frustration you will be in. You would rush to get a candle and if you cannot find one, you would get more frustrated and probably shout for someone to get you a light, so that you can eat and feel satisfied. Well without Zeal there is darkness and blessing comes as spiritual food the way food help us with our health and strength, it is the same with spiritual food, it helps to strengthen our Zeal, one love for Allah (swt), one faith in Him which gives one good energy to pray with love and sincerity, to present one whole selves, heart and soul to Allah (swt), even though one is not perfect, Allah’s (swt) light will reach one in every way, one asked Him to help one and bless one with His light of Zeal and faith in Him.

(3) Imagine the feelings of joy; one finding something valuable like a diamond ring, which can make one very rich instantly, there is no way one can able to express that joyful feelings that they experience in finding that ring, and the great love they will have for that ring as well. This great imagination for sure Insha Allah will strengthen one in faith. If one realize that prayers or the Zikr of Allah (swt) is not just an act of worship, but it helps with prosperity and success, in one’s spiritual and material life conduct, they will for sure open their hearts to the love of Allah (swt) to enter into it (their hearts).

(4) Every door needs a key to open it, and the key to open the door to one’s heart and to let the love and sincerity enter into it for Allah (swt) and for His Prophet (owbp) is purity, the heart must be clear from the Shaitan stain which is jealousy, hate, envy and spitefulness, there is no way the love for Allah (swt) can enter into one’s heart which feeds with any one out of this

(4) evil foods, these four formulas is poison and it contaminates the heart into a sick and disease heart which Allah (swt) turns His back on.

(5) If a tree is planted on weak soil, it will not grow, it will die. Let’s take for example a pregnant woman, if she is clear from smoking and drinking alcohol, then for sure the growth of the baby would be well protected, like a king in a castle. But if she is a mother taking all the above stuff, what will be the consequences of her health and the child’s health. Pure motive can help one to get closer and closer to Allah (swt) and to achieve salvation.

How do you explain Angels and Spirit?

Angels are Allah (swt) Messengers who are very obedient, pure and Holy and swift at his commands.

The Holy Qur’an states:

The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years: 70:4

Ruh: The Spirit: Men is gifted with the spirit of Allah (swt), in spiritual kingdom we (man) are all raised to the light of countenance of Allah (swt), and His Grace transform us, but such transformation is not to be attained the highest spiritual exertion, and if we measure time as we measure it on the plan of this life, it may take thousands of years, in the spiritual plan it may be just a day or a moment.

The Angels and the Spirit (as mentioned in the above verse) who ascend unto Him (Allah swt), in His infinite Grace, He gives that privilege to Angels and Spiritual beings, man being in his highest aspect. The Holy Qur’an states:

Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah’s permission, on every errand; 97:4

I guess the Spirit is the Ruh of the pious souls, such as the Prophets and Apostles also the righteous ones. As the Holy Qur’an states:

Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed. 81:25

This verse is really all about the Holy Prophet (owbp), how he used to get messages from the Angel Gabriel and not from some evil spirit. So therefore it has to be man’s Ruh (soul) that are pure, as the Holy Qur’an states:

And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah. “They are dead.” Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not. 2:154

And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed; 81:22

People used to laugh and mock the Holy Prophet (owbp), but Allah (swt) is telling them that he speaks the truth of what he saw and of the teachings he usually gets from the Angel Gabriel. The Holy Qur’an states:.

Verily this is the word of a most honourable Messenger, 81:19

Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne, 81:20

With authority there, (and) faithful to his trust.81:21

And (O people!) your companion is not one possessed; 81:22

And without doubt he saw him in the clear horizon.81:23

Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen. 81:24

Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed.81:25

When whither go ye? 81:26

Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds: 81:27

And I do call to witness the self-reproaching spirit: (Eschew Evil).75:2

Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones. 75:3

How do you explain the seven jewels of Faith?

(1) Humility

(2) Avoidance of vanity

(3) Charity

(4) Purity in sex

(5) Fidelity to trust

(6) To covenants

(7) An earnest desire to get closer to Allah (swt)

The Holy Qur’an states:

Bismilla-Hir Rahmaa-Nir Raheem The believers must (eventually) win through, 23:1

Those who humble themselves in their prayers; 23:2

Who avoid vain talk; 23:3

Who are active in deeds of charity; 23:4

Who abstain from sex, 23:5

Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond. 23:6

But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors; 23:7

Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants; 23:8

And who (strictly) guard their prayers; 23:9

These will be the heirs, 23:10

Who will inherit Paradise: they will dwell therein (for ever). 23:11

Verily those who live in awe for fear of their Lord; 23:57

Those who believe in the Signs of their Lord; 23:58

Those who join not (in worship) partners with their Lord; 23:59

And those who dispense their charity with their hearts full of fear, because they will return to their Lord; 23:60

It is these who hasten in every good work, and these who are foremost in them. 23:61

How does one’s faith increases in Allah (swt)?

To the believers every new aspect of Allah (swt) truth as revealed increases his faith, along with his gratitude to Allah (swt) for all the favors that he is bless with. Also who so ever get his faith increases; he gets added strength, achievement and prosperity in his life conduct. The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him. 9:123.

Whenever there cometh downs a sura, some of them say: “Which of you has had His faith increased by it?” Yea, those who believe,- their faith is increased and they do rejoice. 9:124.

But those in whose hearts is a disease,- it will add doubt to their doubt, and they will die in a state of Unbelief. 9:125

The Mercy of Allah (swt) is always present, as the sun is always shining, those who prepare themselves to enjoy it, received it with great reward, for their health and for their good pleasure. Whose faith increases in Allah (swt), is like a man who was in a shade (of darkness) comes out to receive the glorious sunshine. The joyful feelings one experience from a beautiful sunshine, that’s how our faith increases in Allah (swt).

How would the parents recover from their horrifying experiences? Would they hate their children? Or the people who put the evil on their children?
  1. Through prayers, patience, and great forbearance and through the Zikr of Allah (swt); the parents would for sure recover i.e. only the believing parents.
  2. As to where it concerned, hating the children; in a true believer’s life, there is no room for hatred, except for forgiveness and mercies, for Allah (swt) is only merciful to those who are merciful.
  3. As to the evil ones, they are under terrible trail from Allah (swt), and He would deal with them. In the hereafter the righteous who suffered from their evil plots would be the ones to tramp over them, how rewarding it would be for the righteous! Parents never stop loving and worrying over their children, so there is no easy way out for them. The parent’s biggest worries for their children are that their children do not fight among themselves, after their pasting away from this world. How do you explain the feelings and the experience from evil infliction? One cannot get over very easily, because we are all human and we have feelings, and the pain from evil would be so bad at times that the whole body get weaken at times, and the head got numbed, so the brains are frozen and dead (at times) Sometimes you throw yourself into bed and lie there like a dead man, hoping for judgment to set you free, into a beautiful and secure place, where you wouldn’t have to hear insults upon insults, ridicules, oppression and so on. It will never stop as long as Shaitan is around, the believers are his prey: Danger, difficulties and conflict with evil, are foretold us, and we must meet them with fortitude, bravery, firmness and courage.

The great experience of fighting with evil is: we must not only speak the truth as far as we know it (where the evil are coming from) but we must always try to hit the right point, we must not beat around the bush, but go straight to that which is right (tell others to beware of so and so person). If we try to save an innocent child life from being destroyed by evil, we shall be forgiven for our past sins, and achieve salvation, the attainment of our real spiritual desire or ambition, as we are on the highway to nearness of our goal who is Allah (swt). When the retribution comes, the evil ones will be humiliated; they will wish they turn to Allah (swt) instead of evil, their days are coming soon.

If someone fails to obey a verse or passage from the Holy Qur’an, or a righteous Imam, would they fall into the category of an unbeliever?

Insha Allah these verses from the Holy Qur’an would answer the question:

O ye who believe! bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good; that ye may prosper. 22:77

And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline). He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation); that the Messenger may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind! So establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protector – the Best to protect and the Best to help! 22:78

As our Beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp) was a guide and exemplar amongst us, so we as Muslims ought to be exemplars among mankind. Then we become the best witness to Allah’s (swt) Truth, to willfully disobey the above verse, is to become an unbeliever or a disobedient servant of Allah (swt).

“Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance. 36:21

If we have someone to lead us in any righteous deeds, and he or she is just a simple honest soul who obeys the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp) and obtained their spiritual desire for themselves and did their best to obtain salvation for their families, friends and the people that they tried hard to lead in righteous deeds, then we ought to follow them and their teachings with all respect.

To disobey a righteous Imam as the above verse states is an act of unbelief, or a disobedient student or follower.

O ye who believe! When ye are told to make room in the assemblies, (spread out and) make room: (ample) room will Allah provide for you. And when ye are told torise up, rise up Allah will rise up, to (suitable) ranks (and degrees), those of you who believe and who have been granted (mystic) Knowledge. And Allah is well- acquainted with all ye do. 58:11

Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect. 33:56

Those who annoy Allah and His Messenger – Allah has cursed them in this World and in the Hereafter, and has prepared for them a humiliating Punishment.36:57

And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin.33:58

The best illustration from the above verses is very simple to understand. We as Muslims are to obey and adore Allah (swt), chapter 36 tells us to obey our righteous Imam or a trust worthy person who is righteous.Chapter 58, we are told to have good discipline and good unity in a function, and if we are asked by our leader to make room for other people to sit, then we must right away do so with love, and if we are told to stand for respect due to a pious person that comes into the assembly then we must right away do so. In chapter 33, we are told to send Blessings and Salutations on our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (owbp); Ameen

Let’s look up the meaning for Peace and for Salute; Peace means:

  1. Free from noise or anxiety
  2. Not involving war or violence
  3. Inclined to avoid conflict.


  1. A greeting of respect or acknowledgement
  2. Rising of a hand to the head, a gesture of respect. We are told and commanded by Allah (swt) to Salute our beloved Prophet Muhammad (owbp) with all respect. This command from Allah (swt) is for us as Muslims to make a formal Salute to express our respect and admiration to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp). If we fail to obey Allah (swt) commandment then He would become very upset and annoying with us and we would achieved His anger and His curse would befall us, as mentioned in Chapter 33:57. At no time we must do things to please mankind, we must always put our mind and thought on Allah (swt) and the teachings of His Prophets. When someone who is leading a program and he stands up in respect to send Peace and Salutations on the Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp), he should not tell the audience, those who wish to stand can do so and those who wish to sit can do so, for if he does such a thing, then he himself can earn Allah’s (swt) anger. The best thing for him to do is quote the Qur’anic verse chapter 33:56, and then he is not responsible for those who choose to ignore this verse.

Many people dispute and make themselves ignorant and lack of understanding over this verse, also to help stop the conflict and bring to the people who wish to put fear in their hearts of becoming an unbeliever, and earn Allah (swt) anger. Chapter 58:11 mentions if we are told rise up, we must do so, also it speaks about unity, obedience to your leader and respect for the pious. Chapter 33:56 tells us to send Blessings and Salute the Holy Prophet (owbp) with all respect and this applies to all believers. The problem is people are saying that the Holy prophet (owbp) is not present in the function, so they don’t have to stand in respect for him, okay! If such is the case, then why even recite Tazeem or Darood Shareef while sitting, he is not present to collect the Blessings, also why talk about him, he would not know if you are saying good or bad things about him, because he is not present.

Some people say we do not need to stand in Tazeem for we recite Darood Shareef everyday; isn’t this plain disobedience to Allah (swt) commandment, who are we to disobey and argue with Allah (swt), our duty is to obey the commands of Allah (swt) and we shouldn’t care whether he is around or not. When we obey Allah (swt), He orders the Angels to mention the names of all the people in that function to the Holy Prophet (owbp) who stand in respect to send Blessings on him. So he knows from the Angels and as such he in turn rise his hand and ask Allah (swt) to Bless us and our loved ones and to keep us in his company after our death, how beautiful would this be for us after our death. The Holy Qur’an states:

And obey not (the behests) of the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and heed not their annoyances, but put thy Trust in Allah. For enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.33:48

We have to pay heed here of what this verse is telling us, men of little or no faith will often lay down the law and tell men who has wisdom and understanding more than themselves what to do and what not to do. We have to ignore them and their annoyance; no attention must be paid to them.Many of us obey Allah (swt) command and we bow down in Sijda in our prayers to Him, but how many of us really and sincerely love Him as He told us to adore Him. Many of us pray, and bow our heads to Him but not with love and sincerity, but yet He kept His promise and gives us prosperity. This is how much Allah (swt) is kind and merciful to all His creations. To gain a passport to Allah (swt) we have to be sincere in our love and in every good deed we do.

In sex relation between a man and his wife, why is it that most women usually feel frustrated approaching their husband first?

Those women who are finding it difficult to approach their husband first in their love making is because they have a special kind of spiritual pride and also a prestigious pride that is controlling their mind in order to help them practice self restraint in sex, which also helping them with loyalty, dignity, self respect, respect for their husband and respect for their marriages. In every marriage there are always problems and a wife that are of these above qualities, she would have a firm faith in Allah (swt) which would strengthen her in patience to bear and to forbear all the test, trial and tribulation which life has to offer in a marriage she would not look to turn to a next man in her difficult time with her husband. Most men do not understand why their wives are finding it hard to go to them (make a first move in their love making) I hope my answer would (by Allah swt Grace) help them with some understanding on this matter.

In situation where the husband oppressed his wife to make the first move in approaching him for loving making, a wife that is loyal and respectful to him she would rather move away from him, than going to him first in this regard and this would cause her to feel very lonely and resentful towards her husband especially if he is insultive and abusive to her in this regard, this kind of behavior in a marriage will cause a downfall.Insha Allah I will try to quote three passages from the Holy Qur’an which can help them (men) with some kind of understanding as to how they (the men) should take control of their marriages and of their wives feelings.

The Holy Qur’an states: Chapter 1 Verse 87

(Mention to the men) Approach your wives they are your garments and you are their garments as well. These verses show that men and woman are each other garment they are for mutual support, mutual comfort and mutual protection, fitting in to each other as a garment fits the body, a garment is also used in both ways for show and for concealment a clear open and honest relationship is better than fraud self deception and oppressiveness. Sex between a man and his wife is not something to be ashamed of but the question is; since it is a very delicate matter to handle, the men are the one who shall be in charge of such approach since Allah (swt) gave them more strength and more power of authority over women.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).4:34

These verse tells the truth of a man about his relationship to his wife. The Holy Qur’an states:

Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. 2:187

They ask thee concerning women’s courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean. 2:222

Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will; but do some good act for your souls beforehand; and fear Allah. And know that ye are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give (these) good tidings to those who believe. 2:223

Men must not have pride going to his wife to approach his wife for sex; lots of men rather buy gifts for their wives than to approach her firstly in their love making. Why is this? Because of the pride in them; to buy gift is easier than to get rid of pride from their hearts. They shower the wives with gifts and oppress her buy expecting her to make the first approach in their love making (how sad!)

Women that are loyal to their husband they do not treat sex as a light matter or to be indulged in it to excess, they respect it as compare to a husband man’s title and a very serious affair to him, since he is the one who has to sow the seed in order to reap the harvest and he should be the one to choose his own time and mood of cultivation.Most men and (women) carry within himself the worst enemy which is the pride of selfishness and arrogance, and due to this pride of evil, lots of marriages are weakening and are falling apart. In these verses so far spoke only to the men of what their wives means to them, and how they should be the one to approach them at their (Men) convenience (so long as she is clean). So the men who are oppressive to their wives, they need to stop and pay heed to these verses from the Holy Qur’an, if they are true believers.

Here are something’s that might help to put some light in to ones dull spirit and at the same time help one to change themselves in order for them to have a better life in this world and in the hereafter.

There are three stages of the development of the human soul:

  1. Ammara: Which is prone to evil and if not checked and controlled will lead to perdition.
  2. Lawwama: Which feels conscious of evil and resists it also quick in the race to seek forgiveness and make amendment in the hope to reach salvation.
  3. Mutma-inna: The highest stage of all which achieves full rest and satisfaction, Man owns spirit has a conscience which would reproach him for sin, if he does not suppress that inner voice.
In what way can a child earn Allah (swt) displeasure ?

The Holy Qur’an states:

And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal. 31:14

The hardest striving needed against evil, and true love welcomes all chance of service and sacrifices: Those with sincere faith in Allah (swt) are bless with insight to feel and understand the real meaning of love and trust, and they will jump at any chance they get to protect the ones they truly love, if that person is being attacked through injustice regardless who it is. The feeling from true love leads to insight, spiritually and materially:

  1. Sincere love works as guard, as a light (or insight) for man, so that they should not grope in darkness.
  2. It gives self restraint and remorse to the heart.
  3. It gives full strength to stand up for justice and not to coward down by odds against him or her.
  4. The trust of Allah (swt) does not shut out from a soul that is sincere in his love for Allah’s (swt) creatures.
  5. They receive God Almighty guidance and His Mercies in several ways including studying and teaching God Almighty truth.
  6. Allah (swt) Bless one with the criterion to understand right and wrong, as stated in the Holy Qur’an:

Blessed is He who sent down the criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures. 25:1.

O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well- acquainted with all that ye do. 4:135

Answer to question:

To say off! To one’s mother is a great sin; much less to insult and oppress her in other violent ways. There are several ways children can earn Allah (swt) anger, but the most important ones are: Disobedient and Disrespectfulness, but if they realize their mistakes and they seek their parent’s forgiveness, then they will earn Allah (swt) pleasure.

The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah. that ye may (really) prosper. 3:130.

Fear the Fire, which is repaired for those who reject Faith: 3:131.

And obey Allah and the Messenger. that ye may obtain mercy.3:132.

Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous, 3:133.

Is it right to force Religion on someone?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. 2:256

Compulsion is incompatible with Religion because:

(1) Religion depends upon faith and will, and these would be meaningless if induced by force.

(2) Truth and error have been so clearly shown up by the Mercy of Allah (swt), that there should be no doubt in the minds of any person of good will, as to the fundamentals of faith.

(3) Allah (swt) protection is continuous, and His plan is always to lead us from the depth of darkness into the clearest light.

If people try hard to understand that everything happens by Allah’s (swt) will, life would be peaceful on this earth: People must listen to reason, truth and sincerely earnestly, they must strive hard to believe in Allah (swt), and by doing this even if the spiritual faculty is dead, Allah (swt) will by His Grace revive it, and they will go to Him by their own free will, without any force from anyone.

Those whose hearts are dead will not listen to reason, they are deaf and dumb as the Holy Qur’an states:

Those who reject our Signs are deaf and dumb,- in the midst of darkness profound: whom Allah willeth, He leaveth to wander: whom He willeth, He placeth on the way that is straight. 6:39.

Allah (swt) signs are all around them but they will not understand them, even if they get a particular sign to suit them, they will pick holes at it because they will not understand; how sad!

Is it true spendthrifts’ are brothers of the evil ones?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful. 17:27

Allah (swt) knows every hidden thought and motive in our mind, and also everyday actions in our conduct, wasteful, extravagant irresponsible way of spending (money), any kind of misusing God Almighty gift to us, is plain ungratefulness to Him. We are to enjoy our wealth by spending in moderation and helping the poor and needy ones, and we should be thankful and grateful to Allah (swt) for His favors.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard’s) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute. 17:29

We are told not to be a miser as well; we must not turn our backs from those people who have a right to our help. Even strangers who are poor and in need have such a right over us, for our help. Everything we do, we must keep a just measure between our capacities. Any misusing of God Almighty gift to us can lead us to serious trouble in our everyday life. Shaitan fell by his ingratitude to Allah (swt), so those who misuse or squander God Almighty gift are also ungrateful to Allah (swt).

Is this injustice: I pray like other’s do, but I do not have spiritual insight?

Allah, There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory). 2:255

Where there are arrogant in piety, spiritual insight would be weakening, and one might not even get any.

Allah (swt) is not unjust; He cares for all His creatures, His creature’s life conduct (especially mankind) dependent on His will and on His command. But He in His infinite wisdom and His plan may grade His creatures and give one superiority over others. It all depends on our sincerity in our conduct and in our prayers to Him.

Spiritual insight comes through hard task of hard laboring, striving to stay (close to Allah (swt) and His Beloved Prophet Muhammad owbp) on the right path, after got pushed over and over by the Shaitan, with hard struggle, fighting to get on back on the right path; it is like this: Imagine something which the hands can grasp for safety in a moment of danger, it may be a loop or a handle or an anchor (not someone’s head), we cannot hurt someone feelings in our struggle. The ones that gain insight in his test, trial and tribulations, he didn’t look to hurt someone’s feelings to get back on the right path, he bear and he forbear with patience and prayers, so he choose something to save him that doesn’t have flaws that can hurt someone’s feelings, and as such he got superiority. Allah (swt) plan is universal, He endowed with gifts, some more than some, we must never lose faith, we must pray to Him with courage and firmness and success will reach us.

The Holy Qur’an states:

He said: “Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its form and nature, and further, gave (it) guidance.”20:50

The people who are bless with spiritual insight and those who are not, are therefore in different categories: Allah (swt) in His wisdom and in His plan may grade His creatures and give one superiority over another. Then by His will and permission who He gives superiority may intercede or help accordingly to the laws and duties laid on him: But if some arrogance started to creep into his mind, Allah (swt) will slowly take away that gift of superiority from him. As mentioned in

2:256, Whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold.

For one to gain spiritual insight, their motives has to be honest and pure at all times, every move or step they take must be of humbleness, kindness and remorseful. They must always be in the race to help the poor and needy people, and also the rest of Allah’s (swt) creatures, that are in need of some help.

If we are praying and our motive is not based on justice, we cannot get the gift of spiritual insight, nor will any sense of envy and boasting help us to gain that blessing as well. God in His infinite mercy always overlook and forgive His creatures over and over. He is never in the least unjust at any time to His creatures. May He help us with wisdom and understanding to live a better and pure life.

Is Zikr more than the remembrance of Allah?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Has not the Time arrived for the Believers that their hearts in all humility should engage in the remembrance of Allah.57:16.

To remember Allah (swt) all times is a wonderful thing, but to engage in the remembrance of Allah (swt), is even better as the above verse mentioned, to engage in the Zikr of Allah (swt) is to make preparation in one’s life to receive the Blessed light of faith, which helps with the highest achievement, the highest felicity to attain salvation and fulfillment of all desires. Allah (swt) should be remembered at all times, but humility and the remembrance of Allah’s (swt)message are never more necessary than in the hour of victory and prosperity. To just remember Allah (swt), it is not good enough to help achieve spiritual wisdom and understanding, there is more that Allah (swt) requires from us.

Examples of how it is to just remember Allah (swt).

  1. It is like planting a garden and leave it without watering it, just imagine what can you reap from a garden that is dried up and crumbled to pieces?
  2. To just think about a loved one (your spouse, parents, children etc.) Would it help you to understand them? Their thoughts, their feelings and their needs. Just think about it, if you take some time to sit (engage) with them and discuss with them, for sure you would become a more better person, and your love ones will be well pleased with you.
  3. Can you benefit from their job by just remembering that they have a job? Surely NO!
  4. From the different men listed below, who are the most fortunate ones?
    1. One who takes their harvest and their grains and store it up without using it up, or even not sharing it with others. What can he gain by such an act?
    2. One who are in love without looking at the green grass and the green trees, and just keep remembering it. What benefit would it do to him?
    3. One who face up the rough and tough sea to catch fish so he can feed his family and share with his neighbors and friends. Imagine how much glory, thanks and gratitude this man would receive from his love ones, neighbors and friends, which shows that he is the best one, while the other two are the losers, because the first one is a miser, the second one is working in vain, he make’s power and wealth influence him away from the remembrance of Allah (swt).

The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe!

When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye but knew! 62:9.

If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance of ((Allah)) Most Gracious, We appoint for him an evil one, to be an intimate companion to him. 43:36.

The remembrance of Allah (swt) includes every good actions, service to the poor and needy and all of Allah’s (swt) creations on this earth. To remember our parents is good but to help them out in their needs is even better. Not to say that Allah (swt) needs us, He doesn’t need anything from us, our service to Him is our salvation.

It is easy to get the victim of evil infliction to pray or to do the Zikr of Allah?

It is the hardest struggle; it’s like steering a herd of cattle into the slaughter house to be slaughtered. The furiousness would cause turbulence in the home; the Zikr of Allah would help. This is the most hateful thing for them, to call them to prayer or the Zikr of Allah (swt). They will slaughter you down for this, but patience will do the trick. Sadly to say but tricking them with something of fear will work; but when they find out that you trick them into some prayer, they would be furious at you, they will not realize that you did it to help them out of the devil’s clutches; all they would care about is that you mess up with their head.

The fury can cause great oppression and even violence. There is no easy way out for a true believer; this world is hell for them: fighting with evil takes away all the doors of happiness, but that happiness can very well come back, if the families are constantly involved in the Zikr of Allah (swt). No money, gifts, gold, silver or diamonds can return the happy feelings, only the Zikr of Allah (swt) can do it. The Zikr of Allah always triumph over evil, if people will not accept the (Zikr) light in their own life, what future argument is left.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Therefore be patient with what they say, and celebrate (constantly) the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun, and before its setting; yea, celebrate them for part of the hours of the night, and at the sides of the day: that thou mayest have (spiritual) joy.20:130.

Nor strain thine eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to parties of them, the splendour of the life of this world, through which We test them: but the provision of thy Lord is better and more enduring. 20:131.

Enjoin prayer on thy people, and be constant therein. We ask thee not to provide sustenance: We provide it for thee. But the (fruit of) the Hereafter is for righteousness.20:132.

All good men must be patient to what seems evil around them: They must not sit still and do nothing to destroy evil, for the fight against evil is one of the cardinal points in Islam. One must not waste their time on this worldly show and entertainment; they must engage themselves much in the Zikr of Allah (swt) and pray to Allah (swt), and also commune with Him, so that their patience and faith may be strengthen, and that they may be able to achieve a full force of strength to overpower evil. They will get strong, physical, materially and an inward spiritual joy and strength. The good thing of this may make a brave show, and draw the weak faith ones who are feeding only on spiritual food and fruits. God’s truth will prevail in them, they will accept His Zikr.

Should I obey my parents who turn away from Allah (swt)?

The Holy Qur’an states:

And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal. 31:14

“But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to me (in love): in the end the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did.” 31:15

Where the duty to man conflicts with the duty to God Almighty, it means that there is something wrong with the human will, and should obey God Almighty rather than man. But that does not mean that we should be arrogant or insolent.

To parents and those in authority, we must be kind, considerate and courteous, even where they command things which we should not do and therefore disobedience becomes our highest duty.

To listen to false stories about God Almighty, and to worship false God, by listening to our parents or teach other people like our friends etc, it is not the right thing to do.

In any apparent conflict of duties our standard should be only God Almighty will, as declared to us by His commands. That is the way of those who love God Almighty, and their disobedience to parents or human authority (who turn away from God), where disobedience is necessary by God Almighty law, is not self willed rebellion or defiance, but true and sincere love for God Almighty; we must not only follow God Almighty will, but we must not listen and support anything or anyone who goes against His will.

The greater the righteousness, the greater suffering he or she has to face up, Why is this?

It is the nature of evil to work underground, to hide from the light, to plot (and plan) against the righteousness: As the Holy Qur’an states:

If any do seek for glory and power,- to Allah belong all glory and power. To Him mount up (all) Words of Purity: It is He Who exalts each Deed of Righteousness. Those that lay Plots of Evil,- for them is a Penalty terrible; and the plotting of such will be void (of result). 35:10.

Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. To Us must ye return. 21:35.

The grater the suffering in a true believer life’s, the greater the reward spiritually, which helps him or her to overcome the hardest calamities or odds against him. As the Holy Qur’an states:

He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth; and he to whom wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the Message but men of understanding. 2:269

If a person is gifted with wisdom and understanding, he is richer than a King in this world, and he would have enough wealth to buy himself a part of Allah’s (swt) Kingdom in the hereafter.And in the sight of mankind he is only suffering, but they cannot grasp his happiness, and his good pleasure is seeking his Lord face morning, noon and night during his suffering.The closer one try to get to Allah (swt) the hardest test, trial and tribulation, he would have to go through the temptation of Shaitan as well. Example: The higher one try to upgrade his education, the harder his test becomes upon him. As the Holy Qur’an states:

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. 2:155.

Who say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return”. 2:156.

They are those on whom (Descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance. 2:157

Alhamdu Lillah! These magnificent verses stand out clearly like a hill in a landscape enhancing the beauty of our view, and preparing us for the everyday tribulation and the cure for it (the tribulation). Let’s imagine what hard work it takes to beautify a mountain by a most magnificent landscape. This is exactly how Allah (swt) prepares His believing servants to strive hard against odds against them, and how wonderful is the reward here and in the hereafter. Our test, trial and tribulation help us to achieve patience, constancy and closeness to our Creator Allah (swt), what else do we want more than this!

To celebrate Allah praises the same as His Zikr or the five daily prayers?

Some people connect the praises of Allah (swt) with the five daily prayers, some take it as the Nafl prayers and some take it as the use of remembering the 99 names of Allah (swt). The Holy Qur’an states:

And when the Prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah. and celebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint): that ye may prosper. 62:10.

We are told after the Jum’ah prayers are finished, scatter and go about towards your business, but we must not forget to celebrate the praises of Allah (swt). Now the prayers are worshipping Allah (swt), and the remembrance is the Zikr of Allah (swt), and the praises of Allah (swt) are call for celebration.

Now how do we celebrate something? A ceremony performs by doing something special and enjoyable with families and friends, rejoice, live it up, adore, exalt, glorify, honor and adoration. By glorifying Allah (swt) with adoration and praises, one can immediately gain prosperity in their material life as well as in their spiritual life. Also there is a higher prosperity in gaining from celebrating Allah’s (swt) Praises, and that is health in the body (physically) and that of the mind and spirit, a bold and courageous soul, one full of spiritual strength and courage to stand up bravely to any heavy odds against him or her, and celebrating the praises of Allah (swt) usually done when engaging in the Zikr of Allah (swt). Sometimes after Namaz some people would stay back and do some Wazeefas and recite the Holy Qur’an. Some people would invite other Brothers and Sisters to sit with them in a function to celebrate Allah’s (swt) praises and prayers. As mention in the Holy Qur’an:

Is one whose heart Allah has opened to Islam, so that he has received Enlightenment from Allah, (no better than one hard-hearted)? Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against celebrating the praises of Allah. they are manifestly wandering (in error)! 39:22.

See also 41:38, 20:42, 57:16.

To celebrate the praises of Allah (swt), one can achieve whatever they wishes for, they would find at each stage God Almighty Grace helping them more and more to expand their spiritual understanding, and to receive God’s light so that they can strive farther and farther to their goal onto the path of righteousness. One can also do all three at the same time; Prayers, Zikr and celebrating Allah’s (swt) praises. It can be done before prayers or after. Celebration of Allah (swt) praises, one must give thanks and gratitude to Him in abundance for His favors upon them.

What actions can weaken a marriage?

Several actions can weaken a marriage:

(1) Lack of understanding

(2) Pride

(3) Spite

(4) Jealousy

(5) Malice

(6) Rebuke

(7) Unjust

(8) Violence

(9) Deception

(10) Lies and distrust

(11) Unfaithfulness

(12) Disloyalty

(13) Lack of communication

Any marriage based on these foundations (or even less) will not last very long, a marriage build on these foundations is deprived of Allah (swt) Grace, His Mercies, His Guidance and His Prosperity. Also both parties would lose respect for each other, they would become truly distracted in their minds for each other love and sympathy would be the last thing on their minds for each other.

Safeguard yourselves from jealously; it is the Shaitan formula which causes spiritual blindness, by removing jealously from your heart for sure the light of blessings will come your way and peace, love and unity will start to follow you. You and your family would be saved from humiliation and wicked deeds.

It is Allah (swt) who brings forth light from darkness, life and activity from death, spiritual enlightens from ignorance and superstitions. Banish fear, trust in Allah and His providence; make Allah (swt) your shield of protection from evil.

What advice or example can help to fix a marriage that is falling apart?

Mention in the Holy Qur’an:

Those who believed and those who suffered exile and fought (and strove and struggled) in the path of Allah,- they have the hope of the Mercy of Allah. And Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. 2:218

Indeed Allah (swt) is Merciful to the people who exercise mercy and patience. To remember the past in ones conduct leads to terrible destruction (if the past had some mistake in it) and this destruction is words of rebuke and ridicule and it might even lead to cruelty and disrespectfulness, and this kind of action would lead to terrible hurt, grief and sorrow, which leads a marriage right to the end of its journey. The Holy Qur’an states:

Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. Allah is free of all wants, and He is Most-Forbearing. 2:263

One repetition can be injured by a certain label from biting remarks and ridicule it causes terrible injury and damage to the mind physically, spiritually and materially.The best advice on this matter is one party should separate from the other (if they could do so) for a couple of months and talks their problems out in meetings with each other at various places such as a coffee shop, a community center, library, restaurant, the park etc. They shouldn’t discuss anything over the phone it would only bring more problems. Meeting each other in public place to discuss matters would enable both parties to exercise self restraint and patience, and when both parties achieve self restraint and patience then this would lead them to forgiveness and amendment and when this is achieved then pure and sincere love and respect will envelope both parties’ hearts for each other.Both parties should not consider getting back together until they see great changes in each other regardless of how long it may take, for example; how long would it take to build a house back that fell down and broke into pieces due to a storm? Well this is how long one has to bear with patience to put their marriage back on track.

Allah (swt) will grant enormous value of blessings, mercies and guidance to any couple whose marriage is falling apart and they turn to each other and seek each other forgiveness; forgive! Forget and move on, turn also in sincere repentance to Allah (swt), right after making amendment with each other.

If this (the above) be done, Allah (swt) will for sure Bless and strengthen the marriage, and put both parties on the straight and smooth path.

Allah (swt) loves when we can make amendments, just by seeking forgiveness and make amendments, the husband and his wife can achieve success and prosperity :

(1) Sincere repentance: purifies the heart, mind and soul.

(2) Amendment of their conduct purifies their outer life, which helps them to be just in every action, and to each other, which will also lead them to pray sincerely to Allah (swt).

(3) For steadfastness and devotion to Allah (swt) would indeed strengthens their love for each other, and this love would help them to keep away from the assaults of evil.

(4) This brings them as full members into the fellowship of faith.

In a marriage which is blessed with God Almighty Grace, it is His will and it is not from the devil, but the devil would surely come in between a blessed and pure marriage, just to spite Allah (swt) and to betray Allah (swt) sincere servants. So to bear up with patience and prayers, Allah (swt) would shower you with wisdom, and respect would follow you everywhere you go.

But if one deliberately rejects to seek patience and break Allah’s (swt) law and His will, they have put themselves out of the region of Allah’s (swt) Mercy.

Man must seek help from a spiritual teacher to cure the evil surroundings, and try to help restore their marriage under the will of Allah (swt) laws. A teacher can also help one to understand their weak points, where it is easy for the Shaitan to get at them. To know a good teacher is to know one who not only obeys God Almighty, but devoutly obey Him in its privilege of services and obedience, pay heed, bear and forbear with patience and Zikr

What crime leads to deprivation of God Almighty Grace?

There are several crimes:

(1) Spendthrifts (see 17:27) Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the evil ones, and the evil ones are to his Lord ungratefulness

(2) Miser: (see 17:29). (3) Insolence and Arrogance, respect for someone or something more highly than Allah (swt) as mention in the Holy Qur’an:

Nor walk on the earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height. 17:37

Of all such things the evil is hateful in the sight of thy Lord. 17:38

These are among the (precepts of) wisdom, which thy Lord has revealed to thee. Take not, with Allah, another object of worship, lest thou shouldst be thrown into Hell, blameworthy and rejected. 17:39

Has then your Lord (O Pagans!) preferred for you sons, and taken for Himself daughters among the angels? Truly ye utter a most dreadful saying! 17:40

Insolence, arrogance and pride are the first steps to many evil, also jealously, envy, spite and hatred. Shaitan himself fell by his pride and his jealously towards our Beloved father Adam (pbuh) and his ungratefulness towards Allah (swt). Things are explained in the Holy Qur’an from all points of view, individual and national, by means of stories, parables, and figures of speech, and by way of categorical commands. But those who are evil instead of profiting by such instruction, often goes further and further away from the truth.

(4) False worship such as witchcraft etc. (See the above verses 17:37 & 38 and the verses below):

We have explained (things) in various (ways) in this Qur’an, in order that they may receive admonition, but it only increases their flight (from the Truth) 17:41

Say: If there had been (other) gods with Him, as they say,- behold, they would certainly have sought out a way to the Lord of the Throne! 17:42

Glory to Him! He is high above all that they say!- Exalted and Great (beyond measure)! 17:43

The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbear, Most Forgiving! 17:44

When thou dost recite the Qur’an, We put, between thee and those who believe not in the Hereafter, a veil invisible: 17:45

And We put coverings over their hearts (and minds) lest they should understand the Qur’an, and deafness into their ears: when thou dost commemorate thy Lord and Him alone in the Qur’an, they turn on their backs, fleeing (from the Truth). 17:46

We know best why it is they listen, when they listen to thee; and when they meet in private conference, behold, the wicked say, “Ye follow none other than a man bewitched!” 17:47

See what similes they strike for thee: but they have gone astray, and never can they find a way. 17:48

What explains the two highways that are in the Holy Qur’an from Sura Balad (90) verses 1-20?

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, the two highways is good and evil, which draws us to opposite ways, and by appropriate motives. Also the steep and difficult path of virtue, which is described from verses 10-20 of Surah Balad.

Our journey (our charity) begins at home: the duties to our wife and children and to our family in the whole. If we follow all the mystic symbols in Allah (swt) creations around us and within ourselves; it will draw our attention to kindness and to unity, and we would be able to understand the mystery of our inner life, and how Allah (swt) wonderful light or revelations can lead us by contrast into the most beautiful sunshine of a glorious spiritual day.

Allah (swt) tries us both by prosperity and adversity; in the one we should show humility and kindness, and in the other patience and firmness. On the contrary, some of us get puff up in prosperity and depress in adversity. The evil way is; Man’s life is full of hate, jealously and vexation, the more wealth they have, the more they never feels satisfied, they always look to see what other people have. Repent now as a preparation for the hereafter.

What God Almighty gets from us if we worship Him as he told us to do?

The Holy Qur’an states:

We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us. 50:38.

Bear, then, with patience, all that they say, and celebrate the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting. 50:39

And during part of the night, (also,) celebrate His praises, and (so likewise) after the postures of adoration. 50:40

The basis of the moral laws is for man’s own good, and not any benefit to God Almighty, for He is above all wants and all needs. It is us who needs Him, He does not need us, for He is worthy of all praises, thanks and gratitude. Even in praising Him, we do not do Him any favor by advancing His glory.

The Holy Qur’an states:

“And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster. 31:18

“And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.” 31:19

To Allah belong all things in heaven and earth: verily Allah is He (that is) free of all wants, worthy of all praise. 31:26

And if all the trees on earth were pens and the ocean (were ink), with seven oceans behind it to add to its (supply), yet would not the words of Allah be exhausted (in the writing): for Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom. 31:27

O mankind! do your duty to your Lord, and fear (the coming of) a Day when no father can avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the promise of Allah is true: let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah. 31:33

As we obey Him, He get’s our love, our thanks, our gratitude, our respect and our praises. In return He shelter us with His mercies and His guidance, and in the hereafter, we would get the enjoyment of peace and satisfaction. As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do; 36:55

They and their associates will be in groves of (cool) shade, reclining on Thrones (of dignity); 36:56

(Every) fruit (enjoyment) will be there for them; they shall have whatever they call for; 36:57

“Peace!” – a word (of salutation) from a Lord Most Merciful! 36:58

We Insha Allah will reach the highest gate of Bliss, who obeys His laws with love and sincerity. We would see then how He is not only a Lord! And Cherisher, but a Lord whose Supreme Glory is Mercy, Peace and Harmony.

What happens when one turn away from the Zikr of Allah (swt)?

The Holy Qur’an states:

If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance of ((Allah)) Most Gracious, We appoint for him an evil one, to be an intimate companion to him. 43:36.Such (evil ones) really hinder them from the Path, but they think that they are being guided aright! 43:37.

If men deliberately put away the Zikr of Allah (swt) from their mind and turn away from it; the natural consequence under Allah’s (swt) decree is that they join on with evil. There is hope for a person who wanders in quest of truth, and even for one who wanders through mistakes or by weakness of will. But there is none for one by deliberate choice plunges into manifest error. Evil desires, the evil of others and go headlong in sin and dig themselves deeper and deeper into sins, until one becomes deaf, dumb and blind.

The Zikr of Allah (swt) has so many blessings, that it draws the Shaitan more than any other righteous deeds, just like how sugar or any kind of sweet attract the ants or wealth which draws the thief. In a Zikr gathering the Shaitan can only attack the people whose faith are weak in Allah (swt) and they are the ones who will not feel any spiritual blessings and as such, they are the ones who will move away.

Insha Allah I will try to give a few examples on how corruption arose from righteousness.

Example 1: If a thief comes into a house with a gun, where there are lots of people, for sure some would go crazy yelling for help, some would try to run away and some would stay calm seeking God Almighty help, some would try to reason with the thief and give them what they want.

Example 2: If there is a crowd of people and someone is shouting in that crowd, that there is a bomb under their seat, can one imagine what would happen in that crowd of people. Would there be anyone left sitting in that gathering? ‘Yes’, the ones who will be looking for the bomb. And if the purpose of that gathering is someone who is sharing gold, silver and diamonds, who would receive these wealth? Of course the ones who stay back to look for the bomb.

As to the first example only the people that are sitting calmly seeking Allah’s (swt) help would be safe, all the rest would get themselves killed, evil is not to be reason with or to give up all that you have because of fear. Shaitan is weak and any weak faith is fear, and evil feed’s on weakness of faith in Allah (swt). Through the Zikr of Allah (swt), we shall have all of our heart’s desire (and more) fulfilled in this world and in the hereafter. Our devotion and our service to Allah (swt) would result in the soul being made free from all fear and all sorrows in the hereafter. Even the Angels do the Zikr of Allah (swt) and they also pray for forgiveness for all beings on earth. The Holy Qur’an states:

The heavens are almost rent asunder from above them (by Him Glory): and the angels celebrate the Praises of their Lord, and pray for forgiveness for (all) beings on earth: Behold! Verily Allah is He, the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 42:5.

Through the Zikr of Allah (swt), one gains wisdom and understanding through inspiration that comes to the souls during the Zikr of Allah (swt). Allah (swt) commands all power: therefore any power we seek must be from Him, and His power is steadfast, the same for today, yesterday and forever, therefore His help is always near.

What is the best cure for the child (who are the victim of evil) to forget (his or her) damaging experience been possessed by evil?

The Holy Qur’an states:

(Lit is such a Light) in houses, which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honour; for the celebration, in them, of His name: In them is He glorified in the mornings and in the evenings, (again and again) 24:36.

The remembrance of Allah (swt) is wider than prayer: It includes silent contemplation and active service to Allah (swt), the regular prayer and charity are the social facts preformed through the organized community.The best and fast cure for evil infliction is the Zikr of Allah (swt), let me explain how is this: A vehicle have two different lights, one is the low beam which is normal, and the other is the high beam which is for dark areas. Salaat is the normal light while Zikr is the high beam light. So in a Zikr gathering (or by oneself) would make the Shaitan move away, he wouldn’t be able to stand the brightness from the bless light from the Zikr.

The best cure is to get the child to engage much in the Zikr of Allah (swt), where there is no room for evil, and the good Jinn’s that sit in a Zikr gathering would able to drive away the evil from him or her.

The remembrance of Allah (swt) is the greatest thing, it purifies one’s soul from all conduct, it adds faith to their faith, strength to their strength, courage to their courage and zeal to their zeal (where can evil fit in to all of this goodness). The Holy Qur’an states:

Only those believe in Our Signs, who, when they are recited to them, fall down in adoration and celebrate the praises of their Lord, nor are they (ever) puffed up with pride. 32:15

Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do.29:45.

Faith strengthens through the Zikr of Allah (swt) that is why Shaitan works really hard to turn believers mind away from Zikr of Allah (swt), there are many conflicts going on about the Zikr of Allah (swt), only those few people who are blessed with spiritual insight can see and feel the true blessings from the Zikr of Allah (swt). The Holy Qur’an states:

Thus have We sent this down – an arabic Qur’an – and explained therein in detail some of the warnings, in order that they may fear Allah, or that it may cause their remembrance (of Him). 20:113.

The Holy Qur’an is also a healing for the evil to leave and run as far as it can go. All beings in the heaven and earth do celebrate the praises of Allah (swt), all denizens of the heavens, earth, air and in the sea do celebrate Allah (swt), as the Holy Qur’an mentioned:

Seest thou not that it is Allah Whose praises all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise. And Allah knows well all that they do. 24:41.

What is the meaning of a marriage?

The meanings of a marriage are very important it’s based on several things: such as purity in sexual relationship, self respect, self restraint, firmness, and the most important one is loyalty. This means faithfulness, honesty, sincerity, stability, dutiful and truthfulness.So a marriage is not something to take lightly. The relationships of the sexes are an important factor in the sight of Allah (swt), and in the social life of a community. Of all things permitted by law said the Holy Prophet (owbp), divorce ismost hateful in the sight of Allah (swt) and this Sura Talaq deal with certain aspects of it (divorce) and the necessity of precautions to guard against its abuse. Guard well your truth and pure integrity in sex relationship, and keep the tie of marriage sacred. A marriage under God Almighty trust are supposed to keep a man and his wife safe from sin where adultery and fornication are concerned, but disloyalty in a marriage brings on great sin and cause terrible corruptions and feud within families, relatives and friends. It is sad and very devastating for a marriage that falls into this tragedy.

The Holy Qur’an states:

Among His Signs is this, that He created you from dust; and then,- behold, ye are men scattered (far and wide)! 30:20

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect. 30:21

And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours: verily in that are Signs for those who know. 30:22

It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage (descent or ancestry, direct line) and marriage: for thy Lord has power (over all things). 25:54

Allah (swt) created everything in pairs, and water is a fluid, unstable thing, yet from it arise the highest form of life known to us in this world: ‘Man’. And Man has not only the functions and characteristics of the noblest animals, but his abstract relationship is also typical of his highest nature; He can trace lineage and pedigree and a long line of ancestors. Allah (swt) purifies the whole world with His rain water, and rain water is not only pure water distilled in air and sky, but it is the best purifying and sanitizing agent on the larger scale known to us (mankind).

A parched desert quickly comes to life under the action of water, water is life and is made available to maintain life all over the world, and this is a physical fact which we all can see, water is also the symbol of spiritual life.

Answer to question:

The meaning of marriages is purity (like the rain purifying water). Allah (swt) loves purity and purity leads to piety and piety in two people lives leads to trust, honor and respect. Allah (swt) put two people also in marriage who are from different background, sometimes languages and different shades of complexions. The basic unity in this is; we are all equally under Allah (swt) loving care and His Mercy, it is not for us to hate or to rebuke each other or to feel superior. If this kind of action is taking place in a marriage, where there are two different kinds of people, then both parties need to stop and think as to why Allah (swt) put them together.It would help to awakening the souls and lead them to true reality. (1) Our subjective starting point is our origin and destiny. (2) The first beginning of our social life arises through sex and love, to understand this in all its bearings, we must reflect. If we ponder hard upon the following verse from the Holy Qur’an:

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect. 30:21

Dwell in tranquility means calm, peaceful tranquil; it will help us to live with patience and great forbearance, that is only if we respect Allah (swt) commandment. Allah (swt) also said in the above verse

30:21: That He has put love and mercy between your hearts (for each other).

This is how caring Allah (swt) is over His servants, He did not put two people in marriage to live like beast; who are brute creature (brutal and cruel like animals), He put love and mercy in our hearts for each other, and if there are cruelty then the marriage for sure will not last too long, because Allah (swt) is only merciful to the people who show mercy.

If two people from different tribes, language or color become man and wife, it is for a reason, and only Allah (swt) knows that reason Allah (swt) loves peace and unity, and putting two people from a different background, it could be for them to be an example of how human beings should live with each other (in love, peace and unity), and if they fail to live in tranquility (as Allah swt) order us to live with each other, then they fail to obey Allah (swt).

To obey Allah (swt) laws which are to live in peace and unity, is to study and understand our diversities in speech, color, tribes and nations. To help us to understand Allah (swt) unity, we must look around and reflect on His diversities that arising from differences of climate and external conditions: yet there is unity beneath that diversity.

Allah (swt) has given mankind wisdom to live with unity in every city and countries, to appoint authority among themselves, which would help society to live with self restraint from all wrong doings, a form of security. And at the same time, if a man takes this into serious consideration, how they can stand up firmly to mankind laws, by keeping away from shame and punishment by mankind laws, it would surely help them to stand up firmly to Allah (swt) laws as well, which is to live with peace, love and unity among each other. The more we stop fearing mankind laws and we started to keep our minds on Allah (swt) and what He wants from us, and how we can help ourselves to become obedient to Him. The more He would guide us to achieve a peaceful life on this earth.

Allah (swt) is the Sovereign authority in an infinity higher sense, He is in no sense dependant on us, but we must honor and repect Him and fear to disobey His will or His laws. The strong fear to disobey Allah’s (swt) will is the beginning of wisdom.

What steps does one take to help their child out of the devil’s clutches?

Some people travels far away to go to find help from a righteous soul, and some goes to Mecca, and some people just pray on their children, on their food, their drinks or juice and some pray morning, noon and night constantly. Someone I knew pray over three hundred thousand Wazeefas to get their child of the devil’s clutches, and a next person I knew pray about two hundred thousand Wazeefas to get their daughter out. Alhamdu-Lillah! Allah (swt) has been very good to them, this is the whole idea of us being tested, Allah (swt) wants’ us close to Him at all times, He does not want us to go straying all over the place like wild cattle, making mischief, drinking, sporting, dancing and merry making.

So our test is for restraining us from doing wrong things, some people got so caught up in this worldly pleasure, that they forget how to pray and even forget the remembrance of God Almighty.

What will happen to our children who Allah (swt) used for our test and Trial?

Allah (swt) is Most Merciful, Most Gracious to all of His creations.The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 64:14

Our children who are the victims, only Allah (swt) Mercies will fall on them, Insha Allah they would be in the rank of the pious ones on the Day of Judgment. The people who cast evil spell on them would have to bear the sufferings in the Hereafter in double ways, one for turning to evil and one for disrupting an innocent child’s life, also they would suffer from all the sins which the innocent child committed due to the evil infliction.

If the child suffered from the infliction of an evil tongue (or evil eye), Allah (swt) wrath will descend on the evil ones, as the Holy Qur’an states:

And take not your oaths, to practise deception between yourselves, with the result that someone’s foot may slip after it was firmly planted, and ye may have to taste the evil (consequences) of having hindered (men) from the Path of Allah, and a Mighty Wrath descend on you. 16:94

The evil person will have to bear the evil consequences of his or her actions; the innocent would be entitled to the highest honor, as having made a great sacrifice to stick to his or her parents, regardless of how much pain he or she inflict on them (the parents).

Who are Muslims?

A very good question, because lots of people are confused about this word ‘Muslim’, they are mixing up this word Muslim with race, nation and color of skin; white, brown and black, whereas this word Muslim have no such thing to do with any of those things. Muslim means submission to only one God, so anyone who submits himself or herself to Allah (swt) Almighty, he or she is a Muslim; as the Holy Qur’an states:

Nay,-whoever submits His whole self to Allah and is a doer of good,- He will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. 2:112.

To believe in One God and to believe in all His Prophets and in all of His Angels, and in His Books, the Holy Qur’an, The Torah, the Zabur, they are the true Muslims, race, nations, color of skin and names are not Muslim. One may carry the name as a Muslim but that doesn’t even make him a Muslim. A true Muslim are those who recognized and understand the one and only reality, that is God Almighty, and further shape their probationary life firmly and steadfastly on the principles of that truth and reality, which is God Almighty and His commandments. The best of man is one of true love and faith for Allah (swt), and who invites others to share in his faith, whose life is pure and law of life is the will of God Almighty, dispute not but live in peace, love and unity

Who are the people that are misers in the sight of Allah?

The biggest misers are the spendthrifts, one who spend their wealth wasteful; as mention in the Holy Qur’an:

Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful.17:27.

There are several ways one can become a miser in the sight of Allah (swt), without even realizing it, such as wasteful spending:

(1) One who hears the name of Allah (swt) and do not say ‘Glory to Him’ (Subhan Allah)

(2) One who hears the Name of the Prophets and do not say ‘Peace be upon them’.

(3) Who hears the name of the Angel Gabriel and do not say ‘Allah’s blessings on him.

(4) Those that is greedy to spend their wealth in charity.

(5) Those that is greedy to feed their family when Allah (swt) has blessed them with wealth.

(6) Those who are greedy to give their children love, by holding them, hugging them, kissing them, making them feel love and secure, by holding back from giving them something which they ask for that will make them feel happy (when you can afford it).

(7) One who is too greedy to share their knowledge in helping one out, who are in need for some friendly advice (and they know exactly what advice they need).

(8) To hold back a secret that can help one to come out from some serious problems.

(9) To only pray for the upliftment of one’s child or children, and forget about the rest of children within the family or relative.

(10)To see a child do something good (or someone else) and greedy to ask Allah’s (swt) blessings on that child (or someone else).

(11) To stand up for justice (seeing injustice done to one and they ignore it).

True charity consist in finding out those in real need whether if they ask or not, and try to help them out. Who in need of money and one can afford it, give freely. Who cannot help in money because they are struggling them self for money, at least help by giving some attention to those who are in need by offering some friendly advice or some kind words or joke to make them happy, even by cheering them up by making jokes or anything that can put a smile on their sad faces. Allah (swt) dislikes covetousness, selfishness and hard heartiness. Those who are blessed with wealth or talent or opportunity has the further responsibility of searching out those in need of his assistance in order to show (Allah) that he hold all gifts (that he is bless with) in trust for the service of his fellow creatures. Man was given a free will to a limited extent; the wrong use of his free will makes his nature weak, and hasty and impatient as mention in the Holy Qur’an:

Truly man was created very impatient 70:19.

Fretful when evil touches him. 70:20.

And niggardly when good reaches him. 70:21.

Let’s change our wrong conduct into good so that we can achieve Allah’s (swt) pleasure and not His displeasures. A true Muslim is not one of the above categories.

Who are the vanguards of faith?

The vanguard of Faith thinks nothing of self sacrifice; their reward is with Allah (swt) good pleasure. As stated in the Holy Qur’an:

The vanguard (of Islam)- the first of those who forsook (their homes) and of those who gave them aid, and (also) those who follow them in (all) good deeds,- well- pleased is Allah with them, as are they with Him: for them hath He prepared gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: that is the supreme felicity.9:100

The vanguard of Islam (as I understand from the above verse) are those in the first rank; are those who are dear and close to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp) and who suffer for Islam, and never flinch when terrible sufferings was inflicted on them from the unbelievers (of old). The vanguard of Islam was the heroes who were close and dear to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp), and not only the heroes but also the believers who truly love Allah (swt) and all His Prophets, His Apostles, His Angels and His Holy book: The Holy Qur’an. Also all men and women who have lived a noble, just and pure life.

Who holds the key to a prosperous life?

Respect for one’s parents, especially their mother’s. For a father displeasure is Allah’s (swt) displeasure, and a mother’s love and respect leads one to a very happy and prosperous life in this world and in the hereafter. As the old sayings goes: Paradise lies at the feet of thy mother.

As stated in the Holy Qur’an:

He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; 19:30

“(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable; 19:32.

Great example Allah (swt) has shown us this verse, how important it is to have respect for our mothers. Our Beloved Prophet’s Hazrat Isa (Jesus) and Hazrat Musa (Moses), Allah (swt) makes him protect their mother’s honour when he was in the cradle. He was a Prophet as the Holy Qur’an mentioned in the above verse, and he proudly told the people how Allah (swt) ordered him to love and respect his mother. Mother’s play a very important role in a family, she is the root of a household, the more respect she gets, the more life would be easier for her and everyone else in her household. Allah’s (swt) kindness and justice would spread into that home. Likewise: If a mother heart is sad and corrupted due to disrespectfulness and ill treatment towards her, everyone in that household would fall apart. Allah’s (swt) curse would envelop that home and as such there would be no peace, just corruption all the time. This may even lead to violence and injustice. Allah (swt) dislikes those who curse their mother.

Who is better in speech?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says, “I am of those who bow in Islam” 41:33.

“And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.31:19.

And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.31:14.

In all things (our actions) we must be moderate; do not go the pace and do not be stationary or slow, do not be talkative and do not be silent, do not be loud and do be timid or half hearted, do not be too confident and do not be cowed down. If you patience, it is to give you constancy and determination that you may bravely carry on the struggle of life. If you have humility it is to save you from unseemly swagger, not to curb your right spirit and your reasoned determination.

Better in speech means someone who preaches that a person must be very humble in his actions and especially in his speech, since humbleness is in one’s (actions)speech is more worthy of being listened to, that his word reach the highest mark of human speech is evidence by three facts:

  1. That he calls all to the truth of God Almighty showing that his thoughts are not centered on himself.
  2. Every deed of his or her must be righteous and pure, showing that there is no fraud or divergence between his preaching and his conduct.
  3. He or she completely associates himself with only the will and guidance of Allah (swt), showing that he is the full embodiment of Islam. This is one who is following the Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp) footsteps and should carry out his mission and his conduct. Insha Allah this way of peace and humbleness would draw the people more to listen. Obey and accept Islam, because as the true servant of Allah (swt) speaking to the people, in his or her gentle way, Allah (swt)would help him to win over their hearts to accept Islam, because He would send down the criterion (which is to judge between right and wrong to them. The Holy Qur’an states:

O ye who believe! if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded.8:29.

This verse is also a fine description of our Beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (owbp). The Holy Qur’an states:

Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. Allah is free of all wants and He is Most-Forbearing. 2:263

Why Allah (swt) didn’t send down His Angels to give mankind His message instead of Prophets, who are men like us?

The Holy Qur’an states:

What kept men back from belief when Guidance came to them, was nothing but this: they said, “Has Allah sent a man (like us) to be (His) Messenger.” 17:94

Say, “If there were settled, on earth, angels walking about in peace and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from the heavens an angel for an apostle.” 17:95

The argument is that if Angels inhabited this earth, an Angel from heaven could be sent down as an Apostle to them, as they could mutually understand each other, and the Message of Allah (swt) could be explained without difficulty. But the earth is inhabited by man and they are divided onto races, group and nations.

Allah’s (swt) truth make all things clear, His signs are not for those who mock. The Holy Qur’an states:

“Why bringest thou not angels to us if it be that thou hast the Truth?” 15:7

Angels are not sent down to satisfy the whim or curiosity of the unbelievers, they are sent to bring inspiration to Allah (swt) Messengers (Prophets and Apostles) and to execute Allah (swt) decrees.

Why Allah (swt) does not lead one soul back on the right path, who gone astray?

Allah (swt) in His mercy has provided a piercing light to penetrate our spiritual darkness, and made our being responsive to the growth of spiritual understanding. Gentle forbearance with evil shows our trust in Allah (swt) and in His plan. If we assist or compromise with evil or wrong doings, we fail to put it down when we have the ability to do so, then we would lose all hope, our faith in Allah (swt) would be weakening and as such, we would have no visible power to prevent evil. And as such evil would lead us astray further and further into its clutches. But repentance and amendments with sincerity will for sure help one to steer themselves back on the right path, Allah (swt) will help such of His servants back on the right path, but He would leave those who are too arrogant to accept their wrong doings and humble themselves in seeking the right and smooth way back to Him. He would leave them to stray to and fro, they will get no help or any guidance from Him, unless they are willing to change their lives into a better one.

The people who ruin their whole future by evil, they introduce a discord into creation. Who Allah (swt) leaves to stray, they are the unfortunate ones, who prepare their own ruin.

Why God Almighty choose fire to punish man in the hereafter (hell)?

What can be more serious in putting fear in one’s heart than fire? And not just a simple fire, but one that is ten times more hot than this world’s fire. Only those who are bold and brave enough to argue and be arrogant to Allah (swt), they would be the first to face this fire.

For example: If one person has twelve children and he told them if they did something wrong, he would punish them by: (1) locking them up in a dark room (2) throw them in a deep dark hole (3) throw them into a river (4) put them to lie down on a hot iron (5) cut off their hands and feet (6) throw them into a deep dark pit of blazing fire. Which one of the punishment is more fearful?

I am sure it would be the blazing fire, but yet there are men who deliberately and persistently rejected all teachings, warnings and guidance, so this is what they would achieve from their disobedience towards their Lord, as verse 63 & 64 above mentioned. What man have to realize is that Allah (swt) does not joke around, His warnings are serious and His promise are very sure, there are fairy tales or false messages from the Holy Qur’an, it is a practical guide, true and correct.

 Allah (swt) also mainly chose hell fire for the punishment of His disobedient servants, because the King and master for the unbelieving servants is Shaitan, and Shaitan home is no place other than the hell pit, full of fire etc., so who so ever listened and obey him in his evil influences, then they shall end up with him. Shaitan was also made out of fire, as mention in the Holy Qur’an: ((Allah)) said:

“O Iblis! What prevents thee from prostrating thyself to one whom I have created with my hands? Art thou haughty? Or art thou one of the high (and mighty) ones?”38:75

(Iblis) said: “I am better than he: thou createdst me from fire, and him thou createdst from clay.” 38:76

Selfish and arrogance was the seed of sin and rebellion, God Almighty decree of justice requires that every soul should taste the consequences of their own sins.

All the previous arrogance of this life will be gone, but they will face each other and those who were given a false lead, will question their misleaders in the hereafter, as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

And they will turn to one another, and question one another. 37:27

They will say: “It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand (of power and authority)!” 37:28

They will reply: “Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith! 37:29

“Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion! 37:30

“So now has been proved true, against us, the word of our Lord that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins). 37:31

“We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray.” 37:32

Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Penalty. 37:33Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners. 37:34

For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride, 37:35

And say: “What! shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?”37:36

Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the apostles (before him). 37:37

Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty; 37:38 But it will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye have wrought; 37:39. 

Why is it important for a believer’s faith to be strong in Allah?

Strong faith in Allah (swt) helps one to stand up firmly to the destruction of evil, so it was also with all the Apostles and Prophets of Allah (swt). Hazrat Muhammad, Prophets Noah, Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Moses, Aaron, Elias, Lot, David Suleiman etc. (pbut). Peace and salutation be with all of them. They formed series of strong and firm faith in their Lord, which helped them to work sincerely in their Lord’s service, which help them to carry out God Almighty mission with firmness of faith and constancy. Strong faith always won to the destruction of evil, and leads one to achieve salvation. Serve Allah (swt) for He wants exclusive devotion. Weak faith in Allah (swt) leads one to endless tragedy and corruption. Shaitan fall from weakness of faith in Allah (swt), his weakness leads him to arrogant and disobedient to his Lord. With strong faith in Allah (swt), men are able to guard themselves against: because they have the zeal to seek Allah’s (swt) help when evil attacks them, and so Allah (swt) rush to their aid and He protected them with the honor to triumph over evil.

Weak faith: it is human error, which can be easily corrected by strong effort of self sacrifice, making prayers and the remembrance of Allah (swt) constantly and with sincerity: this would help to strengthen one’s faith in Allah (swt). Ifone’s faith is not strong enough, they would not be able to face up to the test, trial and tribulations from Allah (swt), and as such they would not get His aid to help them through a difficult time in their lives, and so the Shaitan will be right at their service to offer them his help. That is how many people turn to evil rituals to get help for their problems, and some people even seek evil omen to destroy innocent people’s lives. But evil has no power over faith, truth and sincerity, such powers as it has, is over those who deliberately put themselves in the way of destruction. It is their weak faith and their own lazy will (to turn to Allah (swt) with sincerity) that leads them astray.If they were fortified against evil by faith, patience and constancy, evil would have no power to betray them. For the people who turn to evil, they should know that Shaitan cannot do anything without seeking Allah’s (swt) permission. The Holy Qur’an states:

(Iblis) said: “Then, by Thy power, I will put them all in the wrong. 38:82.”

Except Thy Servants amongst them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace).”38:83.

See also chapter 38 verses 70-81.

Why is it important to have spiritual insight?

The Holy Qur’an states:

He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth; and he to whom wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the Message but men of understanding.2:269

Wisdom is rare, and it is only wisdom that can lead us to spiritual insight, which can help us to appreciate true well being and distinguish it from the false appearance of well being. Spiritual insight breeds from wisdom and understanding, and justice and kindness rose from wisdom and understanding, and foundation of life conduct that build on these two important structures will be firm Insha Allah.

If faith is a fundamental matter in our lives, our association and friendships will naturally be with those who share our faith. Evil communications corrupt good manners; evil company also corrupt faith and cause spiritual blindness which weakens our life’s conduct.

Understanding is a man spiritual wealth, which every human being should strive for; it is the rope to peace, unity, love and justice, which leads to the highest gift from Allah (swt).

The Holy Qur’an states:

Their apostles said to them: “True, we are human like yourselves, but Allah doth grant His grace to such of his servants as He pleases. It is not for us to bring you an authority except as Allah permits. And on Allah let all men of faith put their trust. 14:11.

Whoever works righteousness benefits his own soul; whoever works evil, it is against his own soul: nor is thy Lord ever unjust (in the least) to His Servants. 41:46

Why is not a sign sent down to us from Allah (swt)?

The Holy Qur’an states:

They say: “Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?” Say: “(Allah) hath certainly power to send down a sign: but most of them understand not. 6:37

Many of us usually asked Allah (swt) to show us sign: When we are in need of something; but how many of us can read our sign?

Someone without spiritual insight would not be able to understand the Signs in things they asked for, such as dreams etc. For example: A believing woman who has a unbelieving husband, that turns his back from her in their marriage, and he is being very arrogant towards her also his friends and relatives: So she ask for a Sign in a dream, by Allah’s (swt) will she had a dream where she saw lots of shoes in a pond of mud. Now how can one understand such a dream, if they not have the spiritual insight as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

None will grasp the Message except men of understanding. 3:7

Some are searching for hidden meanings, but no one knows except Allah (swt) and those who are firmly grounded in knowledge and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding.

The people who are blessed with spiritual insight, they are the ones who are firmly grounded in knowledge and wisdom: The more they know, the more they realize how little they know of all the depth of truth in the spiritual world. But their faith is strengthening each day by their hard task, of seeking their Lord’s face in their prayers and in their kind and merciful conduct. The glimpse they get of the truth from their Lord: They accept it with thanks and gratitude, and they hold fast to it in their hearts.

Now: The dream explained: The husband who turn away from God Almighty, at the time he would mock God Almighty and he would oppress and spite her (his wife) in some ways, also his family who are oppressive, so the mud she saw in her dream pertains to her since we (mankind) were created from mud.The Holy Qur’an states:

(Iblis) said: “I am better than he: thou createdst me from fire, and him thou createdst from clay.” 38:76. Also see ch.6 vs 2.:

Shoes are beautiful on top, but are dirty at the bottom.

So the many shoes she saw pertain to her husband and his oppressive relatives (or friends).This example is to help one with the understanding of how important it is to have spiritual insight.

Why there are so many mysteries in God Almighty creative world that man cannot fathom?

God Almighty is entitled to his secrets and His mysteries (just as He give’s mankind the free will to theirs) Yet He gives spiritual insight to His believing servants to grasp the unseen mysteries. Right in this life and the whole of the Universe, the sky and the earth and all that is between them, was created by Allah (swt), most men fail to acknowledge the beauty and the wonderfulness of this marvelous creation. They argue and question with things that are so clear and in the open, right in front of their very own eyes, and if they are so blind to things that are so clear and open all around them, how would they begin to see and understand God Almighty mysteries? Only men with wisdom and mystic knowledge can understand and acknowledge the Signs and some of the mysteries in God Almighty created things and in His creation.

Men who fail to accept and recognized the Signs in Allah (swt) creation, He make them spiritual blind. And those who are spiritual fit and ready to receive admonition, they are the ones that will enjoy the highest satisfaction and Bliss.

The Holy Qur’an states:

On the earth are signs for those of assured Faith, 51:20

As also in your own selves: Will ye not then see? 51:21

And in heaven is your Sustenance, as (also) that which ye are promised. 51:22

Then, by the Lord of heaven and earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that ye can speak intelligently to each other. 51:23

The Signs and evidence of God Almighty are in all nature and within (oneself) the body and soul of men, if men have the wisdom to understand and the spiritual light to see and turn to spiritual realities for they are real as their (men) conscious and self intelligent existence on which is based on all our actions and knowledge.

To question Allah (swt) wisdom, when He flourished man with a free will of choice, to choose the path of light or darkness is plain ingratitude. And this kind of action will lead one right into the chief deceiver hands, who would gladly lead the mind astray and make one blind to spiritual goodness, it will also make one forget that time is fleeting, and delude one by suggesting that the play and amusement of this world is the most precious thing, and death is far from reaching them. We must not play with time, nor be deceived by appearances, the day may come today or tomorrow or when we least expect it. Allah (swt) teach man and show him His Signs very clearly, in all of His creative things, even some of His mysteries He give man the wisdom to understand and these men (some of them) are the scientist who now (most of them) feel superior over the Almighty God, and they betray other men who are weak in their faith with their Lord, and make them believe there is no God, how sad! And how ungrateful and arrogant is the conduct of such a person to follow! It will surely lead one to spiritual blindness. The Holy Qur’an states:

We grant them their pleasure for a little while: in the end shall We drive them to a chastisement unrelenting. 31:24

O mankind! Do your duty to your Lord, and fear (the coming of) a Day when no father can avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the promise of Allah is true: let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah. 31:33

Why would Allah (swt) make our children (some of them) and our wealth a trial for us who believes in Him?

The Holy Qur’an states:

Your riches and your children may be but a trial: but in the Presence of Allah, is the highest, Reward. 64:15.

So fear Allah as much as ye can; listen and obey and spend in charity for the benefit of your own soul and those saved from the covetousness of their own souls,- they are the ones that achieve prosperity.64:16.

If ye loan to Allah, a beautiful loan, He will double it to your (credit), and He will grant you Forgiveness: for Allah is most Ready to appreciate (service), Most Forbearing. 64:17

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, “We believe”, and that they will not be tested? 29:02

Mere lip profession of faith is not enough; it must be tried and tested in the real turmoil of life’s conduct. The test and trial would be applied in all kind of circumstances, in individual life, and in relation to the environment around us. To see whether we can strive constantly in timing to Allah (swt), (instead of turning to evil) and put Allah (swt) above self. Some of these test would cause us much pain, grief and sorrows, in some cases self sacrifices may be necessary. These tests is to purify us, just as fire applied to a goldsmith’s crucible to burn out the iron, so the test is to burn out the dross within ourselves.

Our children and our wealth are very precious to us and test given by us through them would help us with firmness and constancy in our belief for Allah (swt), and in our prayers and our remembrance of Him. And this would make our quest only to God Almighty.

By turning sincerely only to Allah (swt) would give us the true understanding of the past, about the souls that struggles through heavy odds against them, and which upholds God’s truth against the environment of evil, and the task of resisting evil. These souls were the Prophets and their true followers.

About our children: Our children good actions and their bad actions can help us in every sense in several ways. 1. From their good actions we can see how to be grateful to our Creator Allah (swt) Gratefulness, Love, Happiness, and Proudness. 2.In their bad actions we can learn several useful things such as: Patience, mercy, Self sacrifices, Justice, Great forbearance, Firmness, Constancy (of seeking help from Allah (swt), Achievement to salvation: which is the closet, one can get to his Lord (Allah swt).

The same goes for our wealth, we can learn several useful things as well:

  1. Their joyful feelings of helping the poor;
  2. Self-restraint from greediness;
  3. Gratefulness (to Allah (swt) for His favors);
  4. To help our loved ones in their distress;
  5. To build a Mosque etc. As mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:

If ye loan to Allah, a beautiful loan, He will double it to your (credit), and He will grant you Forgiveness: for Allah is most Ready to appreciate (service), Most Forbearing. 64:17

Please take a note of this:Allah (swt) knows that Shaitan would use children against their (believing) parents and as such He would use the Shaitan infliction from the children (who are possessed with the Shaitan influences) as a testing time for His true servants. These suffering are of great oppressions, insults, persecution and ridicules. After such oppression it will force one to choose between Allah (swt) and man. The hurtful feelings of seeing one’s child in such a terrible state of real pain, hurt and anger, lashing out at everyone he or she loves and cannot control himself or herself, drown himself in all kinds of evil addictions, if one (the parents or siblings) do not have strong faith in Allah (swt), they would give up and turn to their child, by supporting him or her in their evil pleasures of drinking, smoking, dancing etc. because trust me they would stop at nothing but to see you indulge in their conduct and that is the time when they would lash out the most at you, like a heavy storm catches you or fire open upon you or the earth burst and cover you up which suffocated you. These are what a faithful believer has to suffer through the evil infliction from his or her children. As much as the pain is overbearing from the infliction of the evil; the pain from seeing the child in his or her anguish and how his or her life is disrupted, one cannot begin to imagine the pain, until they are in it themselves (which I will not wish on my worst enemy). At no time we must give up and turn to our children’s ways (just to make them happy). Trust me! If we do such a thing, then we allow the Shaitan to get the better of us. And what we would achieve, surely it’s the hell fire; we would become a loser in this world and in the hereafter. Allah (swt) can turn our weakness into strength, if we seek His aid through prayers or even through remembering Him. At no time we must allow the love which we have for our children turn our strength into weakness.

We achieve real prosperity in justice and truth, when we stand up against evil, our real test is our love for Allah (swt) and our appreciation, our great forbearance with our children, His reward for us is only His kingdom. His mercies and kindness will reach us so far beyond our merits.

Would life be smooth and easy for one who are involved in all three of these favors? (Prayers, Zikr and Celebrating Allah’s (swt) praises)

The Holy Qur’an states:

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, “We believe”, and that they will not be tested? 29:02.

The Holy Qur’an as a revelation stands on its own merits and it is a sign: it teaches the distinction between right and wrong, and shows the importance and excellence of the hereafter. In order for one to hold on strong to their faith, their faith must be tested in the conflicts of practical life, but good can never be submerged. On the contrary Allah (swt) will wash off all stains from those of His servants who strive hard against heavy odds, and admit them to the fellowship of the righteous.

Rejected were the apostles before thee: with patience and constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs, until Our aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou received some account of those apostles.6:34.

Life will not be easy, even if one is only doing one of the three virtues: much less engage in all three acts of worship and praises. Shaitan will be very busy working hard to pull one away from these righteous practices. The ones that will achieve salvation are the ones who bear their grief with patience, prayers and constancy, as the Apostles of Allah (swt) did as mentioned in the above verse. Can someone begin to imagine what a fisherman has to go through to catch fish for his livelihood?

Sometime he may even lose his life in the rough ocean, due to the harshness of the huge waves. Well this is how one has to face up to Allah’s (swt) test, trial and tribulations. The more close one get to Allah (swt), the hardest struggle he will have to suffer, but one will not feel their sufferment since Allah (swt) Merciful aid would envelop them from all sides, the ease and the calm will be rewarded in this world and Allah’s (swt) Kingdom will open for the struggled one in the hereafter.

Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah. 33:21.

Danger, difficulties and conflict with evil would envelop us (or foretold us), but Allah (swt) will help us to meet them with fortitude and courage.

And obey not (the behests) of the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and heed not their annoyances, but put thy Trust in Allah. For enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs. 33:48

Would the children who were the victim of evil recover from his or her dreadful and horrifying experience?

By Allah (swt) will and His power for sure the child would recover from their dreadful and horrifying experience: It will take them a couple of years to heal and to get over the addiction which the evil that affected them; life would not be easy for them and their loved ones. Dreadful fear would raise up in them, when they think of how they acted towards their parents, and to help them with ease, they would lash out at the parents for messing with their head, if at the time of the parents struggling, they used any kind of false message (lies) to overpower them into a righteous path, so that they can get God Almighty help: This is the only thing they would hold on to, and they would not forget it, even if you try hard to reason with them. If the parents take this on they would go crazy. Several things this child would left with, such as: Fear, Anguish, Grief, Sadness, Distressing, Dread and Anxiety: Life would be like waking up from a very bad dream, for them: sadness, very sad. Insha Allah through His Zikr, Allah (swt) would help them i.e. the children with peace, love and security.

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