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dear burhaan salaam. i am reguler reader of ur Q/A ISLAMHELPLINE FOR 3+ years and appriciated all. may allah taala grant you all jazaa. regarding ur q/a 2044,i would like to say that ur statement is 100 percent truth. I beg repentance to Allah taala of my previous shirk deeds and fully belive in ONENESS of Allah taala and His teaching of Quraan majid.May Alah taala forgive my shirk deeds.

So far my community,establishment and their activities concern, i can not compete them because i am very weak and helpless and due to genuine reason i can not leave community. In the light of SURA 49 HUJORAAT AAYAT 13 i belive that the community,in which i borned and brought up is for my introduction.But i am a muslim and poor salve of HOLI ALLAH.

In this situation kindly advice how i pass my rest life leaving SHIRK aside without leaving community.

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Bohra leaves community and shirk

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.

 

Your Statement: I beg repentance to Allah taala of my previous shirk deeds and fully belive in ONENESS of Allah taala and His teaching of Quraan majid.May Alah taala forgive my shirk deeds.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54: (O Prophet) say: O my servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136: Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54: When those come to you who believe in Our Signs, say: "Peace be on you! Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct), Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

 

Hadith Qudsi 34

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah Subhanah, High and Exalted He is, says: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 6499 Narrated by Abu Dharr

Allah's Messenger (saws said that Allah, the Exalted and Glorious that He is stated: 'He who comes with goodness, there are in store for him ten like those and even more than those; and he who comes with vice, it is only for that, that he is called to account. I even forgive him as I like, and he who draws close to Me by the span of a palm I draw close to him by the cubit, and he who draws close to Me by the cubit I draw close to him by the space (covered) by two hands, and he who walks towards Me I rush towards him, and he who meets Me in the state that his sins fill the earth, but not associating anything with Me, I would meet Him with the same (vastness) of pardon (on My behalf)."

 

Amr ibn al-'As reported: "When Allah guided me to Islam, I went to the Prophet (saws) and said to him: 'O Prophet of Allah (saws)! Stretch out your hand so that I may pledge my allegiance to you.' The Prophet (saws) stretched out his hand to me, but I withdrew my hand. The Prophet (saws) asked: 'O Amr! What is the matter with you?' I said: 'I would like to stipulate a condition!' The Prophet (saws) asked: 'What is it?' I said: 'That all my past sins be forgiven!' The Prophet (saws) said: 'O Amr! Do you not know that (the acceptance of) Islam wipes off all past sins, and Hijrah (leaving ones home and hearth for Allah's Cause) wipes off all sins, and (similarly) Hajj wipes off all past sins!"'


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Allah-o-Akbar! Allah-o-Akbar! Allah-o-Akbar! Allah Subhanah is indeed the Greatest! All Praise is due to Allah Subhanah Alone Who has guided His believing slaves to the Truth of Al-Islam.

 

My dear and beloved brother in Islam, it is the solemn promise of Allah Subhanah that He accepts the repentance of those who seek His forgiveness. Allah is my witness, I truly envy you this day for your declaration of the acceptance of the Truth of the Oneness of Allah Subhanah this day has wiped out every single sin that you ever committed in your past life. How fortunate is our brother, and how Merciful is our Lord!

 

May Allah Subhanah accept your repentance, shower His Mercies and Blessings upon you, help you, guide you, and bestow you with patience and wisdom and the courage to stand firm and steadfast on this Straight Path of Truth you have chosen.

 

Your Question: So far my community,establishment and their activities concern, i can not compete them because i am very weak and helpless and due to genuine reason i can not leave community.

In the light of SURA 49 HUJORAAT AAYAT 13 i belive that the community,in which i borned and brought up is for my introduction.But i

am a muslim and poor salve of HOLI ALLAH.

In this situation kindly advice how i pass my rest life leaving SHIRK aside without leaving community.

Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, if one reads and understands the Seerah of the Prophet (saws), one will realize how much he loved his people and his community and how much he wanted to live amongst them. It was not he (saws) who left them, but it was his disbelieving community who forced him to leave Makkah.

 

My beloved brother, regardless of how much you love your community and how much you wish to live amongst them; after Allah has guided your heart towards His Oneness and His Message of Truth, it is they who will reject and ex-communicate you from their pagan deen! My dear and beloved brother, this has been the way every disbelieving community has treated the one who dared to reject their false and self-invented gods and accept the Truth of the Oneness of Allah when it was presented to him; whether these believers were the Prophets of Allah, or humble believers like you and me!!!

 

As much as the true guidance of the Quran and Sunnah train the believers to smell shirk from miles away, rest assured that your pagan community will detect your true love for Tawheed in a split-second; and they will not rest until they ex-communicate you from their pagan community or Allah forbid, bring you back to their pagan deen!

Beloved brother, Allah is my witness, I do not mean to scare you in any way; my only intention is to prepare you for the trials that your pagan community might put on you and your family because you dared to reject the falsehood of their self-invented gods, and accept the Truth of the Oneness of Allah Subhanah.

 

Rest assured that it is the solemn promise of The Lord Who guided you to the Truth, that He will help you against the trials the pagans might break upon you.

 

Your Statement: i am very weak and helpless and due to genuine reason i can not leave community.
In the light of SURA 49 HUJORAAT AAYAT 13 i belive that the community,in which i borned and brought up is for my introduction.But i am a muslim and poor salve of HOLI ALLAH.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 49 Surah hujuraat verse 13: 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 honored 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).

 

Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, again we reiterate that it is not the one who is guided aright by the Lord who breaks away from his people who do not believe; but rather it is the disbelieving community who will not be able to handle the Truth of the Oneness of Allah, and it is they who will give you only one of two options:

Reject the Oneness of Allah and accept their pagan and false gods, or

Leave the community

May Allah keep your feet firm on the Straight Path of Truth you have chosen for yourself on the day when the pagan community you were born and brought up with give you these options.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 256-257:

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).

 

Your Question: In this situation kindly advice how i pass my rest life leaving SHIRK aside without leaving community.
The concepts of Tawheed and Shirk are as apart as the North Pole is from the South Pole, as apart as Water is from the Fire, as apart as the Truth is from falsehood! Every act, every celebration, every commemoration, every festival, every day and every moment of those who believe in shirk revolves around their false gods; and every moment of a believers life revolves around the Supreme Oneness of the One and Only Lord of the Worlds! Just as Truth and falsehood cannot exist with each other, the concepts of Tawheed and Shirk can never ever co-exist with each other; without one giving way to the other!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Bani Israel verse 81: And declare, The Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. And falsehood is a thing that must by its nature, vanish!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 23-24:

23 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.

24 Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that ye have gained, the commerce in which ye fear a decline, or the dwellings in which ye delight are dearer to you than Allah or His Messenger or the striving in His Cause; then wait until Allah brings about His Decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.15 Narrated by Anas

The Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have tasted the sweetness (delight) of faith (halawa-til-iman):

1. The one to whom Allah and His Messenger becomes dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake.

3. Who hates to revert to disbelief as he hates to be thrown into the fire."

 

If there is one thing that Islam does not allow any compromise whatsoever, it is in the concept of shirk or associating any gods with Allah Subhanah. You may live within the pagan community amongst whom you were born and brought up for as long as you will, but if any of their doings have anything to do with associating any gods with the One and Only True Lord, then you must abstain from it.

 

When the pagans of Makkah tried to reach a compromise regarding the Noble Prophet (saws) on the concepts of Tawheed and Shirk, Allah Subhanah revealed this Glorious Surah of the Quran:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 109 Surah Kafiroon verses 1-6:

1 Say: O ye that reject Faith!

2 I worship not that which ye worship

3 Nor will ye worship that which I worship.

4 And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship

5 Nor will ye worship that which I worship.

6 To you be your Way and to me mine.

 

May Allah Subhanah make your trial easy for you and keep you firm and steadfast on the Straight Path of Tawheed. Ameen.

 

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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