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Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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asalaamalekum,

well i read your answer to the question but i had afew questions to what your explanation and answer was,

if religion was man made hindhu muslims,christians then how can god say follow this religion or that is the best religion???

are all humans not made from god's power and will?

are all humans not going to die and be answerable for their good or bad deeds no matter what religion they follow so how come u are being partial and saying that god said this or that

i am not arguing or have anything against any religion i respect every religion and every human beings faith!

my mother is a born christian and my father a hindu and they brought me up not imposing any kind of religion but told me to have faith in the almighty all loving merciful god,who is one!no matter what name u call him god,bhagwan,ishwar,allah,khuda, god is one,love is god, u do good and be humble u wiil get good if u do bad u will be punished by god in his own way

so how do u claim that god told us humans that islam is the perfect religion?

i have many more questions many doubts many topics to argue about i hope and pray to get convincing answers from you to help me debate with people who ask me about islam since i am married to a muslim now and converted but i don't follow it yet i mean i have learnt the way to pray namaaz which i do but not on a regular basis i don't like to fast cuz' i beleive that if u do something do it with ur heart not to show people that c i'm fasting becoz i have to i get tempted to food so what is the use to fast if i'm going to get tempted?,cuz' since i started reading the quran i had a lot of questions after reading a few pages so i stopped reading.i hope u will answer my questions well so i can be more at peace and clear in my mind of what i'm following, thank you and take care please do comment on whatever i wrote and asked you please i would appreciate it.

khuda hafiz

anam(my muslim name)

why did i have to change my identity to accept islam??? i still wonder????

so that the muslim people look at me with pride that wow she accepted islam????

funny i think,what do u think????

 

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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Dear Sister, the Creator has bestowed two things on man (and Jinn), which He has not bestowed on any amongst His innumerable creation:

Intelligence and the Power of Reasoning

A Free Will to choose the path of life one wishes

 

It is the duty of every human being to use this bestowed intelligence and power of reasoning, analyze thoroughly, and only then choose the path or way of life that absolutely satisfies his heart in every aspect. You are indeed absolutely right and in absolute accordance with logic and reason when you say cuz' i beleive that if u do something do it with ur heart; for if one is not absolutely convinced and satisfied within his heart, one will never be able to do anything perfectly or constantly.

 

Thus, lets start with the things both of us agree upon regarding creation, things on which any intelligent person should not have any disagreements whatsoever:

Nothing in creation can be created by itself; but needs a creator to make it.

Man did not create himself, nor did he evolve from monkeys (!!!), nor did he end up on earth by accident!; but man was created by One Creator. Indeed it does not matter what we call this Sublime Creator, for all the good names belong to Him.

 

When one looks and thinks deeply about anything created by this One and Only Creator, be it the sun, the moon, the animals, the insects, the plants, the fruits, the winds, the rains, etc., one will be awed at the perfection in which each thing in creation is created! Since its very inception, the Creator created it flawless!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 67 Surah Mulk verses 1-4:

1 Blessed be He in Whose hands is Dominion: and He over all things Hath Power.

2 He, Who created Death and Life that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving.

3 He, Who created the seven heavens one above another; no want of proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (Allah) Most Gracious! So turn thy vision again! Seest thou any flaw?

4 Again turn thy vision a second time! (thy) vision will come back to thee, dull and discomfited, in a state worn out.

If we look at something as insignificant as a mosquito or look at a human being (the best creation of the Creator), one cannot help but be awed by the flawlessness and perfectness of the balance of His creation, the perfect functioning of the faculties of the eyes, the nose, the ears, the limbs, the digestive system, the nervous system, etc.! So perfect and flawless does this Supreme Creator create each of His creation, that for millions or billions of years there is no updates, no 2nd editions, no corrections! He makes Perfect and Flawless, whatever He Creates!

 


One need not be a scientist or a PhD to see or study these Signs of the Creator; for every human being can see and ponder over these Signs in the innumerable creations of this Perfect Creator! Simple common-sense and basic intelligence will dictate to the observer that the Creator, who creates with such perfectness everything in creation, has to be Perfect, All Knowing, All Wise, All Powerful, All Mighty, and possesses Absolute Perfect Knowledge of the past as well as the Future.

 

This Sublime Creator, not only Created everything in existence, He Decreed for each of His creation its nature! He Decreed the nature, and the temprature, and the distance, and the movement of the sun, the moon, and the heavenly bodies! He Decreed the nature of the inanimate creation, and He bestowed upon the animal kingdom brains and instincts!

 

Every animate and inanimate creation of this Supreme Creator submits to the Will of their Creator!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 18: Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and on earth: the sun, the moon, the stars, the hills, the trees,the animals, and a great number among mankind? But a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment: and such as Allah shall disgrace none can raise to honor: for Allah carries out all that He Wills.

 

But to man (and Jinn) alone He Decreed and bestowed intelligence and power of reasoning, and a free will to chose the path of this one transitory life; and thus put man to a test! The ones who with their bestowed intelligence and power of reasoning recognize and submit their given will to the Will of their Creator, He promised them His Mercy and His Grace! And the ones who, of their own free will, dare to deny Him and His innumerable Signs, He promised them His Wrath and His Anger!

 

The Creator did not create man and leave him on his own to figure out the Will of his Creator; but in His Sublime and Infinite Mercy, He sent His Messengers with His Message to declare unto mankind the Will of their Creator, and guide them to a way of life approved by Him!

 

When Microsoft makes a new program, or Sony invents a new TV; it is the right of the maker to give the users a manual or send an engineer to give guidance to the users! Similarly, it is the sole right of the Creator of man, that He appoint His engineers (Messengers) and send His manual (His Books) to guide mankind to the Right Path.

True religion is not something that can be invented by man, nor can man learn the right way of life through his own experiences! If man tries to invent a religion or way of life, or tries to follow some deen made by man, he is bound to fall short; for he just does not possess the knowledge of the All Knowing, All Wise Lord!

 

True religion, or deen, or way of life can only be from the One Who created. And from the very inception of the first man on earth, the Creator appointed him (Adam) as His Prophet and guided him aright! And at all stages and times needed, He sent His Messengers with His Message to all parts of the earth; and the crux of His Message to all peoples of all times was one and the same:

Worship and Submit to the One Lord Who Created, and do not associate anything with Him in worship!.

 

And in this same succession of Messengers, the All Knowing, All Wise Creator sent His Last and Final Messenger, Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws) with His Last and Final Message (The Quran) that was to be a guidance for all mankind until the end of time!

 

Islam means nothing more than to surrender or submit ones will to the Will of his Creator; and anyone who does so, will be called a muslim. And that is the approved deen or way of life every Prophet of the Creator invited mankind to!

 

Thus, the litmus test for any religion, deen, or way of life being the Truth is that it should be from One Who Created everything in existence! When one strives to seek the Truth, he should compare the manuals or books of the man-made deens to that revealed by the Creator: The Glorious Quran! And then, the Truth will stand clear from the falsehoods!

 

Now to answer your specific questions:

Your Question 1: if religion was man made hindhu muslims,christians then how can god say follow this religion or that is the best religion???

Compare the scriptures of the man-made religions, to the Scripture of the Glorious Quran, and determine for yourself which deen and religion is man-made and which is Divine!

 

No man has a right, of his own self, to declare which religion is best and which is not! Only the Perfect Creator, who created everything in existence has this Right; and it is He Who has Declared this in His Glorious Message to mankind.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 19: Indeed, Islam in the ONLY right way of life in the sight of Allah.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 85: And whoever adopts any other than this way of Islam, that way shall not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he shall be among the losers.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Al Maidah verse 3: Today I (Allah) have perfected your deen for you and completed my Blessing on you and approved Islam as your way of life.

 

The Creator has Declared His Will; and put mankind to the test of who surrenders to His Will, and who rejects it!

 

Your Question 2: are all humans not made from god's power and will?

Not only humans, but everything in existence is made by This One Sublime and Mighty Creator!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 117: To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth; when He decreeth a matter, He (simply) saith to it: "Be"; and it is.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaaf verse 3: We created not the heavens and the earth and all between them but for just ends and for a term appointed: but those who reject Faith turn away from that whereof they are warned.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 21: O ye people! Worship your Guardian-Lord who created you and those who came before you that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness.

 

Your Question 3: are all humans not going to die and be answerable for their good or bad deeds no matter what religion they follow so how come u are being partial and saying that god said this or that

Indeed, every human being will taste death, and be brought back to life again in the Presence and Majesty of the Supreme Creator on the Inevitable Day of Judgement!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 185: Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of life): for the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.

 

Your Statement 4: i am not arguing or have anything against any religion i respect every religion and every human beings faith!

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 255-257:

255 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).

256 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.

257 Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire to dwell therein (for ever).

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 109 Surah Kaaferoon verse 6: To you (the disbelievers) be your deen, and to me (the believers) mine.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 40-44: Some of these people will believe in (The Quran), and others will not. Your Lord knows these mischief-makers very well indeed. If these people deny you, say to them: I am responsible for my deeds and you are for yours. You are not accountable for what I do, nor am I for what you do. There are many among them who hear what you say, but will you make the deaf to listen to you, even though they be incapable of understanding this? Then there are many others among them who see you. But will you show the way to the blind, even though they be bereft of sight? The fact is that Allah does not in any way wrong the people, but they wronged themselves!

 

The Quran guides the muslims to respect the right of every human to follow the deen or way of life one wishes to follow.

 

Your Question 6: my mother is a born christian and my father a hindu and they brought me up not imposing any kind of religion but told me to have faith in the almighty all loving merciful god,who is one!no matter what name u call him god,bhagwan,ishwar,allah,khuda, god is one,love is god, u do good and be humble u wiil get good if u do bad u will be punished by god in his own way so how do u claim that god told us humans that islam is the perfect religion?

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 19: Indeed, Islam in the ONLY right way of life in the sight of Allah.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 85: And whoever adopts any other than this way of Islam, that way shall not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he shall be among the losers.

 

It does not behove a humble human being, who has submitted his will to the Will of his Creator, to claim from himself what is the best deen or religion! We only said what our Creator has Revealed in His Glorious Message to all mankind; and in Him we have professed our belief, and to Him we have submitted our Will.

 

Dear Sister in humanity, we mean absolutely no disrespect, but for seeking the knowledge that leads to the Truth, lets humbly turn the exact same question you asked us to your mother, (who you say was born in the Christian faith) and your father (of Hindu faith) who told you: to have faith in the almighty all loving merciful god,who is one! no matter what name u call him god, bhagwan, ishwar, allah, khuda, god is one,love is god, u do good and be humble u wiil get good if u do bad u will be punished by god in his own way.

 

To the best of my knowledge, the Christians believe in God as one of three in the Trinity; and the Hindus profess to have at least 330 million gods!

 

So the question arises, what deen or way of life did your parents teach you? How and where did they come to this conclusion that the All Mighty, All Loving, All Merciful Lord is One? Did they renounce and reject the religion they were born into? Or did they learn this knowledge from their own experiences? Or from some Scripture? Or did they invent their own religion?

 

How can you claim that the religion, or deen, or way of life your parents taught you is the True religion?

 

Your Statement 7: i have many more questions many doubts many topics to argue about

If your mission is indeed to seek and satisfy your heart with the Truth, and if our Lord Wills, we shall consider it an honor to reply your every question, every doubt, and every topic.

 

We shall try to the best of our knowledge and our ability to present every answer to you from the Guidance of the Last and Final Message of the Creator, The Holy Quran; and we assure you that every answer based on The Quran will be in complete harmony with logic, common-sense, intelligence, and sound reasoning.

 

Allah says in Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah aayat 185: "Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for mankind and consists of CLEAR Teachings which show the Right Way and are a Criterion of the Truth and falsehood."

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.

 

Our Creator has commanded the believers to invite all who want to listen to good caution to the way of the Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition, and to argue with people in the best and most polite manner. It will be our mission to adhere to this noble Command of our Lord, and invite all those who are earnest in their search for the Truth to the Sublime Truth from the Lord and Creator of the Worlds.

 

Your Question 8: anam(my muslim name) why did i have to change my identity to accept islam??? i still wonder????

One is not required to change ones name when one accepts Islam, unless of course ones name is linked to a pagan god like Rambhakt (worshipper of Ram), or Abdus-Shams (slave of the sun), etc. It is not the name that will make one earn the Mercy and Grace of the Creator, but it is the faith and deeds of the person!

 

Your original name, to the best of our knowledge means poetry and is a perfectly good, acceptable and honorable name in the sight of Islam. If you wished to keep your original name and embrace Islam, you could have done so: and if you wished to change your name to Anam of your own free will, it was your decision and choice.

 

If you do not mind us saying so, and sister we mean absolutely no disrespect or contempt, but just for the sake of your knowledge, the name Anam literally means the cattle in the Arabic language! Although it is the name of the sixth Surah of the Glorious Quran, it is not considered the best name to be given to a believer.

 

Your Question 8: so that the muslim people look at me with pride that wow she accepted islam???? funny i think,what do u think????

Since you have specifically asked me what I think, my beloved sister, I think one does not do a favor in the least on the All Mighty Lord, or the muslim Ummah, or anyone else in creation when one chooses of his/her own free will to accept the approved way of life called Islam; the only person one does a favor to, is him/her self! The All Mighty, All Powerful Creator is absolutely Self-Sufficient and Free from all wants from anyone and anything in creation!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 49 Surah Hujurat verse 17: They impress on thee as favor that they have embraced Islam? Say "Count not your Islam as a favor upon me: Nay! Allah has conferred a favor upon you that He has guided you to the Faith, if ye be true and sincere.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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