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First and foremost, we as believers, must try to understand and comprehend that Allah Subhanah did not send Prophet Mohamed (saws) to teach or guide mankind towards the sciences and technical expertise in medicine, or astronomy, or agriculture, or chemistry, or architecture, etc. These are amongst the knowledge of the physical world which man has the capability and the ability to learn from his own experiences and experiments.

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so it is upto us to decide, how to live our physical life according to knowlege we have acquired with experience of centuries, it medicine, or astronomy, or agriculture, or chemistry, or architecture, economy, and many more fields of life there are, for whom as u said "Allah Subhanah did not send Prophet Mohamed (saws) to teach or guide mankind",,,,,,,so is it only religion which is he came to teach us,,,,,,,,and what for religion is, is if for life after death, or is it for life here , is not it for life of human being, does islam has nothing to do with medicine, or astronomy, or agriculture, or chemistry, or architecture, economy, etc, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,very strange,,,,,i m really confused now,,,,,,,,,so when i am infront of Allah Subhanah, i must obey him, but when i m out side in real life , i can make my own decisions about other things of life according to my best knowlege,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

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Prophet in technical matters

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.

 

We humbly seek your forgiveness and the forgiveness of Allah Subhanah for the shortcomings in our explanation which might have given rise to this misunderstanding. May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best for giving us the opportunity to clarify our position in light of the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.

 

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 7 Surah Aaraat verse 157: (So, now mercy has been assigned to those) who follow this Messenger (Mohamed (saws)), the Gentile Prophet, whose mention they shall find in the Torah and the Gospel with them. He enjoins them to do good and forbids them from evil; he makes pure things lawful for them and impure things unlawful; he relieves them of their burdens and frees them from the shackles (of rites and rituals) that bound them. For this reason, those alone who believe in him, support him, succour him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him shall attain true success.


 

Your Statement: so is it only religion which is he came to teach us,,,,,,,,and what for religion is, is if for life after death, or is it for life here , is not it for life of human being, does islam has nothing to do with medicine, or astronomy, or agriculture, or chemistry, or architecture, economy, etc, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,very strange,,,,,i m really confused now,,,,,,,,,so when i am infront of Allah Subhanah, i must obey him, but when i m out side in real life , i can make my own decisions about other things of life according to my best knowlege,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Beloved brother in Islam, Allah Subhanah revealed the Glorious Quran and sent His Last and Final Messenger (saws) as a perfect Guidance and a practical example of how to live the life of this transitory world in the manner approved by the Creator; and declare the everlasting rewards for those who do accept and submit to the Guidance, and the punishments for those who deny.

 

In graphic terminology, Allah and His Messenger (saws) draw and make known the boundary lines of how to live ones life. Those who live within the boundaries are in submission and approval of their Lord and Creator; and those who transgress these boundaries are in disobedience and transgression.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 13-14:

13 Those are boundary limits set by Allah: those who obey Allah and His Messenger will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath to abide therein (for ever) and that will be the Supreme achievement.

14 But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a fire to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment.

 

There are many facets or parts of a human life; character, manners, wealth, education, work, marriage, children, parents, relatives, neighbors, employees, employers, government, entertainment, rites and rituals in worship, etc. What Islam as a way of approved life provides, is the principles or the usools stating which acts and deeds would fall within the boundaries set by Allah, and which acts and deeds when done would transgress these set limits and boundaries. Thus no matter what part of ones life one lives, as a believer, he must first and foremost respect and honor the boundaries set by Allah and His Messenger (saws); and thus his whole life will be deemed an act of worship and in obedience of his Creator.

 

Your Question: does islam has nothing to do with medicine, or astronomy, or agriculture, or chemistry, or architecture, economy, etc

Islam prescribes a complete way of life approved by the Creator; thus no matter what aspect or part of the life of the believer, it will first be determined whether it is within the boundaries of Allah or not.

 

For example: In the field of medicine

Allah and His Messenger (saws) have approved the learning and applying of this and all other sciences which help humanity. Thus in its principle the education and application of the science of medicine would fall within the boundaries of Islam.

 

But if one uses the same science of medicine to perform abortion, or clone human beings, or change the nature of man and transform him medically in a female, etc.; these would fall outside the boundaries set by Allah and would be deemed transgression and disobedience of the principles of Islam.

 

Another example: in the field of economy

Allah and His Messenger (saws) have approved the halaal and legal ways of earning money through mutual trade, services, production, manufacturing, hard work, honesty, etc. But Allah and His Messenger (saws) have declared it haraam to deal in usury, dishonesty, or the trade or services of any haraam objects (like drugs, gambling, swine, prostitution, etc.).

 

Thus no matter what part of life one wishes to live as a believer, he must first and foremost determine whether the act is within the boundaries set by Allah and His Messenger (saws) or not. If the act is within the boundaries, it will be absolutely halaal and legal; and if it transgresses the boundaries, it will be deemed illegal and haraam.

 

Your Statement: so when i am infront of Allah Subhanah, i must obey him, but when i m out side in real life , i can make my own decisions about other things of life according to my best knowlege,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

The Truth of the matter is that every thing in creation is always and at all times within the grasp and knowledge of the All-Knowing, All-Powerful Lord of the Worlds! Thus no matter where one is, and no matter what one does; if he bases his decision in accordance with the Guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws) he is guided aright. And if he bases his decision against the Guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws) he is on a path that would lead him astray.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) demonstrated the whole scenario of how to live a life in submission in Islam through this beautiful and wise analogy:

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 184 Narrated by Mu'adh ibn Jabal

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: Verily Satan is the wolf (enemy) of man, just as the wolf is (the enemy) of a flock. He seizes the solitary sheep going astray from the flock, or going aside from the flock. So avoid the branching paths; it is essential for you to remain along with the community.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 187 (part): Those are limits (set by) Allah; do not even go near them! Thus doth Allah make clear His signs to men that they may learn self-restraint.

 

Allah guides mankind to submit to Him and live deep within the boundaries set by Him; and the avowed enemy of man, the Shaytaan, tries to seduce man to break and transgress these boundaries so that they too would become disobedient to Allah Subhanah.

 

In the above hadith, the Messenger of Allah (saws) guides the believers to remain united in the community and Ummah of Muslims within the boundaries of Islam, and never to approach the branching parts or wander near the boundaries and set limits of Allah Subhanah, lest the Shaytaan would seduce man in crossing over the boundaries into the transgression of the limits set by Allah Subhanah.

 

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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