(As mentioned): Why do we…

(As mentioned): Why do we say ‘Dhikr of Allah?’ It is because of the initial Meethaq of Alust (Qur’anic Verse 7:172), meaning that we remember something we already know every time we engage in Dhikr.

The Qur’an and the primary…

The Qur’an and the primary Islamic texts (more so the Qu’ran) have an ability to bring out the true character of a person: if they are filled with hate, arrogance, lust, or inveterate anger, they will see only that and deduce only this about Islam, the Sirah, etc. But if they have wisdom, love, and forbearance, they will see and reflect these characteristics of the Quran, the Sirah, the Ahadith, etc.

Jealousy (Hasad) is in its…

Jealousy (Hasad) is in its essence anger with Allah the Exalted at His present distribution of blessings, as if the person is an Iblis-type figure who could not bear to see others exalted above him. So we should be particularly careful as emotions like jealousy and arrogance are all interconnected.

The Mu’jiza of a Prophet…

The Mu’jiza of a Prophet (Alayhi as-Salaam) occurs invariably after the claim, not before it (since verification has to be established for the Prophetic claim).

If one sees that people…

If one sees that people contract venereal diseases from adultery, etc., this is a sign that something is very wrong with this practice even from a biological viewpoint; but alas, many have lost their conscious or rational faculties even when the consequences are in front of them, and even when they claim to be materialists and materialist-only evidence is in front of them.

This is a just a…

This is a just a hypothesis, but it seems well-proven: Power structures replicate, from the home all the way to the highest seats of government. Democracy climbs up to democracy, dictatorship culminating in dictatorship, nepotism in nepotism, and so on. Even if we witness some protests against corruption in certain lands, if the status quo holds up again and again over many years with only minor disturbances, it could be due to most people being in fact happy that the situation is what it is, since this is what they are used to (i.e., they are used to broken government, corruption in their work lives, and so on, so they would be nervous and fidgety if things change, since their backdoor means to gain wealth, status, or power might be broken if things actually change).

While Islam is much more…

While Islam is much more inclusive of the probabilistic value of current religions with true previous messages (in the sense that there was or might have been a link between the current religion and a true Divine message given in the past), yet we must be careful not to fall into perrenialist talk. Of course, the most straight-forward way to approach this issue is to have good fundamental knowledge of ‘Aqeedah and then see which of the statements of other religions/philosophies actually coincide with Islamic truths and which ones do not. Obviously this is something not every person can delve into properly, since it takes a long fundamental study of Islam plus tedious consideration and review of the non-Muslims’ works. Plus at the end, the acceptance of Muhammad (ﷺ) as the true Prophet of Allah is a non-negotiable part of Islam, regardless of how close to truth other religions’ Ilaahiyaat (theology or cosmology) are.

With regards to miracles, one…

With regards to miracles, one analogy given is that of the messenger of the King telling a doubting audience that if he truly is the King’s messenger, then the King will at this very instant rise from his chair and sit back down 3 times, totally out of habit. If the King does truly do this, then there is every reason to believe that he is the messenger of the King.

We acknowledge that for some…

We acknowledge that for some of us, the spiritual journey to Allah is tough, but this is due to something missing within ourselves, not because the journey is actually difficult.

There are many more terrorist…

There are many more terrorist activities in the modern developed world than those reported. For example, if there is a shooting of federal agents due to internal workplace disputes, this is terrorism as per the definition, yet it is passed off as another category, or as a normal workplace shooting.