What do I think? What do you think I think? I am a Muslim. So again, what do you think I think? A yes? No?
What are the legal maxims of Islamic Law (QAWA’ID FIQHIYYAH). Let's say, if a patient is having a colostomy bag (which contains his urine or feces), would the ablution be valid? How about, if a women is in labour (bear in mind that giving birth to the first child can be as long as 19hours); can she still performs Salah? (Let's find the answer here.)
Let's think critically. Who is the one which better in governing this world!? Men, who have more influencing and have strong character or women, who have emotional values, and boundless cares and love?
What is love to begin with? we might assume that we have that sort of wonderful love, unshakeable by no others even death. We may sacrifice anything to our beloved person. But, if we claimed that we love Rasulullah, where are the proofs? You are willing to sacrifice anything for his sake?
Now, tell me, what are the differences between this human-made lego tree and the one who created by our almighty creator,our god?
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9. Let's go through some good examples for this.
10. Christianity, is derived from the word Christ, an English version of the Greek word, Khristos, which means the anointed one. In the original language of bible, Hebrew, this word is translated as Masiah and pronounced as Messiah in English. In Arabic (thus also in Quran), it is pronounced as Al-Masih.
11. Christ refers to prophet Isa AS whom is regarded as God or Son of God in Christianity.
12. One valid question therefore arises, that if Christianity is a true religion where Jesus is God, then what happened to people before Jesus Christ was born? If a religion is a true religion, it should be the one that exists since the lifetime of the first man in history, Adam AS.
13. Similarly, Buddhism is derived from Buddha, a Sanskrit word that means the awakened one, and is a title for its founder, Siddharta Gautama. Considering that Siddharta Gautama was also not the first person living on earth, then the question above is valid.
14. Thirdly, Hinduism is derived from a Sanskrit word, Sindhu, which is a title given to Indus River, located somewhere in Indian Subcontinent. In other words, this name is derived from a name of a place.
15. Often, Hinduism is regarded as the oldest religion in this world and for that matter, may be the closest to be a true religion, but we will refute this fact after understanding what Islam means.
16. First, our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW who was also our final messenger was not the founder of Islam.
17. Secondly, Mecca was not a place where Islam was found or originated from. Neither is Islam only for the Arabs, just because Muhammad SAW was an Arab.
18. Rather, Islam is a beautiful name, which is an Arabic word that is derived from 3 Arabic letters i.e sin, lam and mim. In a simplified way, sin, lam and mim can be properly understood as counterparts to the letter S, L and M respectively.
19. So, with this sin, lam and mim, the word Islam can come in many other forms (in Arabic) that carry other complementary meanings. One of examples is salam, which means peace.
20. Other than that, Islam also refers to submission, and authentic or original. So, one of the good complete meanings of Islam is to be submissive (by total surrender and loyalty) to Allah SWT through authentic ways (according to Quran and Sunnah) to attain peace (salam) in life now and in Hereafter.
21. Putting that definition into context, whomsoever that submits to Allah's will and act according to what He wants in authentic ways and to achieve peace, is indeed a Muslim!
22. So, when we say that Muhammad SAW was not the founder of Islam, it simply means that it was the same teaching of Islam that was revealed to all earlier messengers since Adam AS, the father of mankind. And this teaching refers to the fact that our God is One and Only, He is Allah SWT and we worship none but Him. All messengers brought this same message (21:25) to their people or ummah.
23. The difference is only basically in the language the teaching was revealed and the syariah (rulings) which suited the people of that particular messenger during their time. Muhammad SAW, however was sent to all mankind till the end of time.
24. Many proofs about the Muslim identity of other messengers can be found in the Quran. Please read the following:
"Abraham (Ibrahim) AS was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to Allah SWT (which is Islam) and he joined not gods with Allah."
Surah Ali-'Imran (3:67)
25. Prophet Noah said to his people this:
"But if ye turn back, (consider): no reward have I asked for you: my reward is only due from Allah, and I have been commanded to be of those who submit to Allah SWT's will (in Islam)."
Surah Yunus (10:72)
26. And 3 more here:
Prophet Abraham and Ishmael AS recited this prayer:
"Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful."
Surah Al-Baqarah (2:128)
Prophet Joseph (Yusuf) AS declared in his prayer:
"O my Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on me some power, and taught me something of the interpretation of dreams and events, O Thou Creator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my Protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Take Thou my soul (at death) as one submitting to Thy will (as a Muslim), and unite me with the righteous."
Surah Yusuf (12:101)
Prophet Moses AS:
"Moses said: "O my people! If ye do (really) believe in Allah, then in Him put your trust if ye submit (your will to His).""
Surah Yunus (10:84)
27. Simply put, our most beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW was the final messenger (33:40) whom was sent for the whole humanity (21:107) and Allah has perfected this religion (5:3) which was revealed since Adam AS to Muhammad SAW because there will be no more messenger after him.
28. This perfect religion is also guaranteed to be preserved until the end of time (15:9) through the miracles (mukjizat) of Quran, our main reference in Islam, subhanallah!
29. Just shortly before we end, let me throw this question to you. I always wonder, and I believe many of us too, about why do we need to remember the names of other prophets though emphasis has somehow be put to Muhammad SAW and few other prophets only?
30. But the answer is simple. By understanding Islam more, everything we have in our mind starts to make more sense, because actually all other prophets were Muslims too, and we are just one of the many people whom submit themselves to Allah SWT.
31. That is precisely the reason why we do not make any unjust distinction between all prophets of Allah SWT but love and believe in them all. This is stated in the Quran, in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:285).
32. I really hope that this writing will add more to our knowledge about Islam, and more importantly increase our faith in Him SWT and eventually make us better Muslims insya Allah.
33. Below is a video of the launching of our new logo last year. For some of us may have not yet known, you may want to watch this. May Allah bless us and place us together with the righteous and sincerest.
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5. Think about this. Many of us were born as Muslims and then grew up knowing that there are others who were born not as Muslims. Can we then postulate from there that we were BORN to enter Paradise and these non-Muslims were BORN to be the inmates of Hellfire?
6. The Paradise is too small to accommodate everyone isn't it?
"In fact, as for those who reject Faith; it is the same, whether you warn them or you don't, they will not believe."
Surah Al-Baqarah (2:6)
8. When I said that knowing this difference affects the way we treat non-Muslims, the above verse explains it all. That if all non-Muslims are Kafir, then we will bother not about them because they are surely rejecting whatever truth we present to them. In other words, there is no need to do dakwah to non-Muslims!
9. Is that true though?
10. Let me try to use a simple logic now. When Prophet SAW accepted the revelation, he was the first Muslim (during his time) and by right, others were at that moment non-Muslims.
11. This includes his own most beloved wife, Khadijah and great companions like the four Khulafa' Ar-Rashideen (The rightly guided caliphs), may Allah have mercy on them all. Ameen. If it was true that non-Muslims were Kafir and will absolutely reject Islam, why would Prophet SAW talked about Islam to these people when there were not yet Muslims?
12. It makes sense to us now right? That they were non-Muslims but finally accepted Islam! Which means, that the verse above, is addressed to the people whom are Kafir, not the non-Muslims alone. In other words, Kafir and non-Muslims are two different status, where the former won't accept Islam, but the latter may do so.
13. I believe that you are clear about that part now. But to complete this and make it even clearer to you, let's understand the definition of the word Kafir.
14. Abdullah Yusuf Ali translates Al-Kafirun as those bent on rejecting the truth.
15. We need a clarification here. A Kafir is one whom even after knowing truth, he rejects it. Therefore, he must know the truth first before he rejects it. How could someone reject something that he does not even know?
16. A non-Muslim however, who has never heard of Islam, or heard of it but in a distorted way, according to my understanding, should not be regarded as Kafir. So, we can not use the verse above (2:6) to justify our refusal to do dakwah to non-Muslims.
17. I pick this subject for several important reasons. I already explained one i.e. so that we don't find excuse from preaching Islam to non-Muslims.
19. They ask, is it fair for God to make them non-Muslims and then burn them in Hell though they have never heard about the pristine (original) message of Islam?
20. This is however beautifully answered by Allah SWT in the Holy Book of Quran when He SWT says;
"..And never would We punish until we sent a messenger."
Surah Al-Isra' (17:15)
21. Therefore, the one whom will be punished are those Kafir whom rejected truth even after the warning has been given to them. Because Allah with His ultimate justice will only punish those whom reject His messengers and the message they brought. Further proof can be found in the following verse:
23. Right. Now, how about those that died not as Muslims but never heard of Islam? I have 3 answers for this.
24. First, in this modern world where everything is connected and resource is just everywhere, the chance that one has never heard of Islam is very highly unlikely. Second, it is therefore our responsibility as Muslims to do the dakwah to non-Muslims lest Allah will make us accountable for non-Muslims whom know us but never heard a single word about Islam from us. Third, to non-Muslim friends, it is your task to learn Islam and then make a decision as to whether you should stay being whom you are, even after knowing the truth! Our job as Muslims is mere to bring the message forward to you.
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26. You can read his full answer to the original question asked here.
27. Before I forget, he also states that these group of people however will be tested by Allah during the Day of Judgement.
28. I do not plan to write any longer but let me conclude this part and end with the most important lesson I believe we should put in our mind.
29. To conclude this part, I notice that from my reading, some references I found do not distinguish between the word non-Muslims and Kafir. Therefore I am not here to force you to accept this distinction.
30. However, my intention is simple. Among the non-Muslims, there will always be people whom do not accept Islam because they have not heard of the true message of Islam.
31. Unfortunately, we Muslims sometimes forget that it is our tasks to let them know about Islam because we think that they are Kafir. That's why I am writing this to try to correct our misconception. Don't simply call them Kafir. Instead, look at them with love and a sincere hope that we want them to join us becoming true Muslims. Remember, our job is only to tell them the truth. It is not our problem if they do not want to accept it.
32. The final part of this article is to me the most important of all. Whether or not we realize, the problem with the term Kafir is more dangerous than we may think it is.
33. Apart from mistakenly calling all the non-Muslims as Kafir, some people ignorantly call their Muslim friends Kafir just because they differ in minor opinions about Islam, sometimes more shockingly in matters which are very small.
34. I bring up this issue because it occurs amongst us Muslims nowadays and we really have to address this issue very carefully.
35. Calling others as Kafir, when in fact if by Allah's knowledge he is not a Kafir, will certainly bring a great calamity towards us because it will in turn make us Kafir instead! What a grave error don't we think? Na'uzubillahiminzalik..
36. Try to read the following hadith;
37. Therefore, I would like to call upon ourselves to be very careful about giving labels to other people lest the labels come back to us and make us what we thought others are!
38. Remember, we do not live to disintegrate, but to unite as Muslims! I have written a long article regarding unity in Islam in my previous article.
"Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects - you, (O Muhammad) are not (associated) with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah; then He will inform them about what they used to do."
Surah Al-An'am (6:159)
39. To end, let me reiterate at least 2 lessons we should take from this article. First, the duty to do dakwah to non-Muslims is our duty. So, let's do it. Second, please do not simply call others Kafir, when only Allah knows what's in their heart. Be careful instead, and be rational, not emotional.
40. Also, I would like to say I am sorry should there is any weakness in this little piece and I look forward for your comments and feedback. Truly Allah knows best and I hope He will always guide us and grant us all His Paradise. Ameen.
Wassalamualaikum wbt. Take care all =)
Surah Fussilat (41:33)