Thoughts/Notes # 826-850

826.   The true love for Allah is when the temporal calamities of the world don’t impact one’s relationship with Allah, and neither good nor bad ephemeral realities have a detrimental effect.

827.   In reality, the Prophet (ﷺ) was sent to all of humanity, from Adam (Alayhi as-Salaam) up to the last human – this is due to the covenant all previous Prophets (Alayhim as-Salaam) and their communities took to fulfill.

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The dislike in Islam to…

The dislike in Islam to engage in activities after ‘Isha can be contrasted with today’s prime time TV culture and the many bad things that happen due to this zeitgeist.

(As it was mentioned): We…

(As it was mentioned): We Muslims are now in a difficult situation, yet (for example) after the Ottomans’ collapse it was even harder, because the world was formally colonized, and the new powers could easily say that Western thought was obviously supreme, and that Muslims must be tortured and killed, and no one would have thought it strange at all. So do not talk evil of the steadfast Muslims of the past, how can one not respect those who fought tanks and bombers with horses and spears (since they literally had nothing else).

The Qur’anic phrase ‘Laysa ka…

The Qur’anic phrase ‘Laysa ka mithlihi shay’un’, is in fact doing an extreme disassociation of Allah from anything created – not only images, but also from base thoughts, etc. because at the end, the reality based on other than Allah cannot properly represent Allah.

(It was mentioned): Within the…

(It was mentioned): Within the Tafseer works it is mentioned that the Hajj is the explanation of Allah’s statement that He knew something about the humans which the angels did not know.

(As mentioned): With respect to…

(As mentioned): With respect to the Prophet’s (ﷺ) genealogy we know up to a certain ancestor (normally mentioned as ‘Adnan), beyond that we only know that many generations were there, nothing is certain at all.

(As mentioned): The issue of…

(As mentioned): The issue of the first creation – pen, tablet, water or the Prophet (ﷺ) – is in fact probabilistic. We state our position while knowing there is a legitimate difference of opinion.

One should see the Prophet…

One should see the Prophet (ﷺ) with the spiritual eye, with Baseerah (penetrating insight), otherwise it will be like the disbelievers among the Quraysh and their vile calling the Prophet (ﷺ) as ‘Mudhamdham’ or ‘Ibn Abi Kabsha’.

We know the difference between…

We know the difference between people of the Dunya and those of the Akhira in how they present their worldly problems. One shows them as huge, but the others show them as very small since they know Allah is the goal and He is in control of their problems.

(As mentioned): An issue often…

(As mentioned): An issue often brought up: Is the Prophet’s (ﷺ) birth mentioned in the Qur’an? The answer is that, yes, there is a strong allusion to it related to Surah al-Feel; this event was an anticipatory miracle of the coming of something enormous, and people at that time knew the grounds for an amazing event was being prepared.