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Friday, March 1, 2013

Fortune

Fortune

"I believe in ALLAH, in His Angels, His Scriptures, His Prophets, the Day of Judgment, and in the fact that every thing good or bad (in the world) is pre-destined by ALLAH the Exalted, and in the resurrection after death."

The belief on the fortune for a Muslim is:

The Muslims do like members of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w)'s family. As such, they say it is incumbent upon every Muslim man or woman to love them. However, the Muslims do resent the act of appealing for assistance from the members of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w)'s Household that is commonly perpetrated by the Shia's Adherents. How can a reasoning person seek assistance in meeting his requirements and obtaining his needs from creatures other than ALLAH Almighty? Yet such a person repeats the following words of ALLAH in his prayer (Salat) at least five times a day.

"Thee we serve, and to Thee we pray for help". ( 1 : 4 ) Al-Quran.

Amazingly, people who seek help from other than ALLAH asking for help with different names, they appeal for help from the aforementioned relatives of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) and different Auliya to assist them obtain their needs, or to help them remove lessen whatever overburdens them. As far as the a Muslim is concerned, when he is in distress, he only call: "O Allah!". He do turn to Him only in his quest for help as he appeal for aid from Him only to remove his agony. He do that with clear perception that supplication to the only One ALLAH is one of the aspects of worship as the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) prescribed for us. In this respect, supplication to other than ALLAH the Omniscient is ipso facto worshipping other than Him. Indeed the Shia's adherents do love excessively members of the Prophetic Household (s.a.w.w), without observing the fact that they are mere humans and not Gods. It should be borne in mind that mankind, can neither inflict anybody with harm nor confer benefit to him whatever their ranks and prestige may be in the sight of ALLAH. For only ALLAH can cause harm or bring benefit to us. Thus invoking ALLAH by mentioning their names, has become a means by which their prayers and supplications are accepted to ALLAH according to their belief. Whereas ALLAH says in the Holy Quran:

"The most beautiful names belong to ALLAH, so call on Him by them…". ( 7 : 180 ) Al-Quran.

Yes, there is a difference. The polytheists in times of adversity used to invoke and supplicate to ALLAH in a bid for rescue. ALLAH says in the Holy Quran:

"Now if they embark on a boat, they call on ALLAH, making their devotion sincerely (and exclusively) to Him. But when He has delivered them safely to (dry) land, behold, they give a share (of their worship to others)!". ( 29 : 65 ) Al-Quran.

"Call on Me, I will answer your (prayer)". ( 40 : 60 ) Al-Quran.

ALLAH Almighty also says:

"… and call upon Him, making your devotion sincere as in His Sight". ( 7 : 29 ) Al-Quran.

It should be borne in mind that nurturing young children and inculcating in their minds the falsely claimed obligation of supplicating to ALLAH confidentially and intimately, through the names of the Imams, Auliya and by abiding by their graves, is without doubt, a notorious way of rearing children. For, to inculcate in them the trend of resorting to humans rather than seeking refuge with ALLAH, makes them grow up with the same ideology which they will easily pass over to their children and grand children alike in the long ran. Perhaps, the child may forget the remembrance of ALLAH for the fact that remembrance of the Imams and Auliya is always inevitably present in his heart and fresh on his tongue, whenever he intends to pray or supplicate to ALLAH the Holy One. What a grave sin! In addition, it is a claim that leads to polytheism [Shirk] and ascribing of partners to ALLAH. Especially when the names of the Imams and Auliya are assumed as the key-factor for acceptance of our prayers and a major prerequisite for getting our invocations answered by ALLAH. This is similar to the unfounded claim of the polytheists who used to say that their idols drew them nearer to ALLAH. It is crystal-clear as stated in the Holy Quran that the mighty messengers of ALLAH used to invoke and supplicate to ALLAH, the Exalted in Might, by mentioning His name and attributes that confirm His Unity. ALLAH says in the Holy Quran regarding Prophet Yunus (a.s):

"… but he cried through the depths of darkness: "There is no ALLAH but Thou: Glory to Thee: I was indeed wrong". ( 21 : 87 ) Al-Quran.

Another proof to the afore mentioned fact are the words of repentance that ALLAH revealed to Prophet Adam (a.s): They said:

"Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: if thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost". ( 7 : 23 ) Al-Quran.

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