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The Beauty of Knowledge in Islam

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

I’m thankful to Allaah ta ‘aala, for having been given the opportunity to realise the importance of knowledge in my life. This is my simple advice to all Muslims who want to understand their religion, or to do the da’ee who wants to convey the truth of Islam to non-Muslims – study your religion first. Understanding of the deen is something of which value cannot be put, but it is necessary. Before you engage on your journey of learning, you’d need to value knowledge, value its purpose and its role in our lives. To gain this wisdom, every Muslim should read, Imaam al Ghazzali’s, “Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din“. In reading this book, there is a beautiful quote which made me create this post:

“Learning is the glory of mankind,
The wise are beacons on the road to truth;
Man is worth his knowledge, nothing more –
The fool will be his inveterate foe,
Knowledge is man’s hope of life immortal,
Man may die but wisdom liveth ever.”

wa Allaahu ‘Alam.

Christian Missionaries on Facebook: Part 2

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

Missionaries on Facebook love to argue. They will argue with you on the most minute of details, in a pedantic manner and obsessively so. In my time, I’ve realised that instead of arguing with these Evangelicals, what I do is present basic logic to them. They are humans, so I assumed that once I used simple words, with logic that even a child would understand, then I’d get the desired result of stopping a missionary in their tracks. Here is one case of this:

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You’d notice that from the Christian’s first reply, that she’s ready to argue; likewise it’s also quote noticeable that she’s not read the chapter, which is relatively short.  As is the norm with most Christians, the first response is always a denial. At first she denies that non-Christians will be ‘forced‘, therefore I took it upon myself to very simply explain what I meant by being forced into worshipping YHWH. It took her 14 minutes, but I suppose she realised that there were no two ways about it. She suddenly turned from a crazed Evangelical Christian, to a Perennialist! In other words, she went from believing that Christ is the only way to heaven (as is the standard Christian position) to instead saying she isn’t certain of her belief and accepting that maybe all religions lead to the same God, so it doesn’t matter what we believe.

The sudden and drastic change in her position seriously stunned me. All it took was two comments, 14 minutes and we’ve achieved one less crazed Evangelical in the world. All praise is most certainly due to Allaah who has opened the hearts of the many Christians we do da’wah to.

wa Allaahu ‘Alam.