allah is one god

When your father stops being a father, you don’t stop being a daughter. When your husband stops being a husband, you don’t stop being a wife. When your friend stops being a friend, you don’t stop being a friend. You have your own duties. Don’t let anyone who has a right over you hold you accountable on the Day of Judgement.

May I just say that I LOVE Rick Riordan? Not for any other reason than the amazing characters he creates:
-Percy Jackson: a boy with ADHD and dyslexia. If you didn’t know, Uncle Rick originally created Percy like this for his son Haley who also has ADHD and dyslexia. But also, Percy comes from an abusive household. Smelly Gabe, even though he, from what I can gather, never hit Percy, nor did he hit Sally while Percy was around, but he was verbally, economically and emotionally abusive toward both Sally and Percy. And Percy overcame that.
-Annabeth Chase: a girl, also with ADHD and dyslexia, who came from a family who she thought hated her. So she ran away. And found a new family. She ended up losing that new family by the time she was twelve. She believes that she can rebuild the world, and make it better. And in a way, she does.
-Grover: a satyr that, when originally introduced to us, is disabled. Even though we find out he’s not, he still has flaws. He has made mistakes, and he feels inadequate. He overcomes this and becomes a member of the Council of Cloven Elders.
-Thalia Grace: a girl who comes from an alcoholic home. She lost her brother, and ran away. She ended up turning into a tree, but came back from that. She became the lieutenant to Artemis.
-Rachel Elizabeth Dare: a girl who comes from a rich home, but just doesn’t like it. She loves the earth despite her father’s company trying to destroy it. She can see through the Mist, and becomes the Oracle of Delphi.
-Jason Grace: a boy forced to grow up too soon. He was two when he was abandoned, then he made his way to being praetor at 15, maybe younger. He never knew his family, and always wanted to bring about change. He was looked on as a hero, but didn’t feel like it inside.
-Piper McLean: a girl raised by a movie star. She disliked being tied to that name, hated the idea of being beautiful. She made herself blend in, except when she stole. Or convinced them to let her have it. She overcomes her insecurities, and becomes beautiful, not through her mother, but through her own power.
-Leo Valdez: a Hispanic boy who grew up with a loving mother, and then accidentally caused her death. He grew up in the foster system, being funny to try and cover up the pain of his loss. He didn’t like looking back, but Camp made him. He grew into his power, and fell in love. Now, he’s mature, and a leader.
-Hazel Levesque: a girl who grew up when it was a sin to be black. New Orleans, in the forties. Her mother seemed to hate her, and she was an outcast. The one boy she loved she never saw. She died, then came back to life. She grew into her powers and made herself new. She started fresh, and now she has found love, and can shape the world however she sees fit.
-Frank Zhang: a Chinese Canadian who lost his mother to a war. He was clumsy, he didn’t fit in. He hated himself. He went to the old country, where he fought and became what he was originally meant to be: A warrior.
Also: The majority of these characters come from single parent homes.
But that’s just PJO, HoO, and ToA. Let’s talk about other series for a second:
Kane Chronicles:
-Carter and Sadie are MIXED RACE. It is canon. Their dad is African American and their mom is British white. Again, that’s not something that really happens a lot in literature, period.
-Carter traveled a lot, he had no permanent home. He was really lonely, and very close to his dad.
-But seriously, even in modern society just imagine how hard it is to be mixed race. You’re not one or the other, you’re both, which also means that you’re neither.
-Sadie grew up with her grandparents, being rebellious and just not wanting to be in England. She wanted to travel with dad, and when he died, it was hard on both of them.
And Magnus Chase:
-Magnus Chase: a boy who loved his mother, and grew up on the streets after she died. He was actually similar to Leo in his back story. He had a rich uncle, but he hated money, hated being confined. Then he died, and now he’s grown to accept himself.
-Samirah al Abbas: a Muslim girl shown in a POSITIVE LIGHT AND DO YOU REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS RIGHT NOW WITH ALL THE PEOPLE HATING MUSLIMS???? And in Hammer of Thor, she PRAYS!!!!!! Like do you realize how beautiful this is? She doesn’t believe in the gods as gods, but as creations of Allah. Like, she is one of my favorite characters.
-Blitzen: a guy of unknown sexuality who loves fashion. The best part about this is that Blitz is not openly straight, gay or otherwise. He is just a dwarf who loves fashion, and this proves that you don’t have to be gay to love fashion.
-Hearthstone: HE’S DEAF! Do you realize how many deaf kids will read this and realize how cool it is to be what they are??? A lot, is what I hope. It’s just so refreshing to see a disability like this shown in a positive light. Also, he comes from a home where he is made fun of for his disability. It is shown that he has it hard for being the way he is, which I also think is important. It is important to show that people can overcome people who think they’re stupid for not being like everyone else.
In conclusion, Uncle Rick has taken the time to write amazing, beautiful, powerful, unconventional characters that we love. And it’s important that these are good characters, protagonists, because then we love them, and see that unconventional is good.

BASICS OF ISLAM : Allah ( God Almighty ) :What is the divine wisdom in God’s referring to Himself sometimes as “I” and sometimes as “We” in the Qur’an?

In the Qur’an, God Almighty employs both the first person singular and plural, i.e., “I” and “We”. 

If we examine the verses in which God uses the first person singular or plural, we see that He uses “I” in cases where only His entity and attributions are involved, or where He particularly addresses someone, or where no interference of any others is involved: 

“… he was called by name: “O Moses! Indeed it is I, I am your Lord…” (Ta.Ha 20:11-12).

God is speaking here to Prophet Moses, who is the only addressee of this speech. On the other hand, whenever God speaks of His own praiseworthy Attributes or whenever He addresses matters to everyone, the first person plural is used in the Qur’an. The following verse is an example of this type of address: 

“We have not sent you (O Muhammad) but as an unequalled mercy for all the worlds. ”(Anbiya 21:107). 

The Prophethood of God’s Messenger is in everybody’s interest. God has sent him as a mercy for all. God’s mercy is so wide that it shows guidance and ways of salvation to all beings and explains them as a means of happiness both in this world and in the Hereafter. Even the non-believers have accepted many of his principles and have benefited from them in this world. Thus, the plural form of the divine voice is used in such verses. 

Again in the verse, 

“We have surely sent it (the Qur’an) down in the Night of Destiny and Power”(Qadr 97:1)

-the Qur’an employs the plural form “We.” The descent of the Qur’an is in the interest of all times and all places, not of only a particular people or place, and Archangel Gabriel accompanies it, with other angels witnessing its descent. 

Accordingly, the first person plural, “We,” has been used for both God’s exaltation and the angels’ accompaniment of the Revelation. Sometimes, by using “We,” God Almighty might allow the angels who act as the supervisors in His sovereignty to participate in the process. The plural form “We” is generally used when the creation of the universe and the events that occur in it are mentioned; God has assigned every angel a certain duty and they perform their duties. This does not mean that God has left all the operational responsibility to His angels (God forbid!) and remains distant; rather He appoints them as His envoys in these processes.

mighty-poffertjes  asked:

Since Kazakhstan is a Muslim majority country, do you see Otabek being a Muslim?

Oh, you hit a jackpot with this question. In my opinion this is one of the most interesting things in Kazakh culture.

In short – yes and no, not really.

There’s a 99% chance that Otabek would be labeled Muslim BUT being Muslim in Kazakhstan comes with different stages of dedication. Otabek would surely be a “casual” Muslim. Meaning he would only be Muslim technically (would have gone through the rite in early childhood), would maybe share some beliefs and participate as one in some events/rites on occasion (such as major Muslim holidays or funerals) and that’s about it. 

For those who are curious about details, welcome under the cut:

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عن عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:“‏ إِذَا قَالَ الْمُؤَذِّنُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ أَحَدُكُمُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ حَىَّ عَلَى الصَّلاَةِ ‏.‏ قَالَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ حَىَّ عَلَى الْفَلاَحِ ‏.‏ قَالَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ قَالَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ‏.‏ قَالَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ‏.‏ مِنْ قَلْبِهِ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏صحيح مسلم حديث ٣٨٥

‘Umar b. al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “When the Mu'adhdhin says: Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, and one of you should make this response: Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest; (and when the Mu'adhdhin) says: I testify that there is no god but Allah, one should respond: I testify that there is no god but Allah, and when he says: I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, one should make a response: I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger. When he (the Mu'adhdhin) says: Come to prayer, one should make a response: There is no might and no power except with Allah. When he (the Mu'adhdhin) says: Come to salvation, one should respond: There is no might and no power except with Allah, and when he (the Mu'adhdhin) says: Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, then make a response: Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. When he (the Mu'adhdhin) says: There is no god but Allah, and he who makes a re- sponse from the heart: There is no god but Allah, he will enter Paradise.” Sahih Muslim 385
In-book reference : Book 4, Hadith 14
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 4, Hadith 748

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 9

[Al-Waahid/The One] “Allah is but One God.” ‎﴾‬‎4‬‎.‬‎1‬‎71‬‎﴿‬ He is the One and Only God. There is no alternative to Him, no equal, no like, no partner, no son and no wife; He is above all such relationships. “He has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and none is equal to Him.” ‎﴾‬‎1‎1‬‬‎2‬‎.‬‎3-4‬‎﴿‬ Allah’s qualities and nature are unique. What applies to human beings, does no apply to Him. Attributing human qualities to the Creator has always corrupted people’s concept of God. “Then, has your Lord chosen you for [having] sons and taken from among the angels daughters? Indeed, you say a grave saying.” ‎﴾17.40‬‎﴿‬
Unity in design and harmony in the universe proclaim the Unity of Will, and the Oneness of the Maker, “Allah has not taken any son, nor has there ever been with Him any deity. [If there had been], then each deity would have taken what it created, and some of them would have sought to overcome others.” ‎﴾23.91‬‎﴿‬
The belief in One True God is central to the Islamic belief system. This conviction keeps us away from associating anyone or, anything with Him.
“So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him].” ‎﴾2.22‬‎﴿‬‎ Allah’s oneness is emphasised throughout the Qur'ān in a variety of ways. This true belief in Allah’s unicity will help us attain deliverance on the Day of the Judgement. “For your god is one God, so to Him submit.” ‎﴾22.34‬‎﴿‬
Several Ahādith direct us to reinvigorate our faith by reciting the supplications taught by the Prophet ‎ﷺ‎‬. ‎لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد، وهو على كل شيء قدي
‘La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahulmulku wa lahulhamdu, wa Huwa 'ala kulli sha'in Qadir (there is no true god except Allah. He is One and He has no partner with Him. His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent) [Al- Bukhari and Muslim].
Picture taken by justmebreathing via instagram when we went with ibadah tours to Al-Aqsa 😍

Imam Ali علیه السلام in the Quran

In the name of Allah the sublime and the best of planners.

We’d think since Caliphate is such an important issue, why didn’t Allah mention Imam Ali علیه السلام in the Quran?

The answer is Allah سبحانه و تعالی has but not apparently so that the disbelievers are not guided.

كَيْفَ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ قَوْمًا كَفَرُوا بَعْدَ إِيمَانِهِمْ وَشَهِدُوا أَنَّ الرَّسُولَ حَقٌّ وَجَاءَهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ

How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and had witnessed that the sent one is rightful and clear signs had come to them? And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.
-Sura Aal-E-Imran, Ayah 86

Who is the sent one? What were his signs? Let’s seek it from the other verses of the Quran.

لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ

Quran 7:59

The verses says لقد which makes the sentence in Arabic meaning it happened in the past but it is continuing in present time. So the correct translation is “we have sent Noh” not “we had sent”. Which Noh exists in our time?

Another verse makes this clear:

سَلَامٌ عَلَىٰ نُوحٍ فِي الْعَالَمِينَ
“Peace upon Noah among the worlds.”
-Sura As-Saaffat, Ayah 79

What does it mean “Noah among the worlds”?

Do we have more than one Noah? Or is it one in many worlds? Or is it about 2 different people who are very similar to each other and as a characteristic both of them are Noah?

It gets even better!

وَإِنَّ مِنْ شِيعَتِهِ لَإِبْرَاهِيمَ
And indeed, among his Shi'ah (followers) is Abraham,
-Sura As-Saaffat, Ayah 83

Who is this Noah who has Shias? Who has followers? Who is in all the worlds and in the past and present? Who is the Noah among us who’s effect is still ongoing and who saves people from drowning?

إِنَّهُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
Indeed, he is of Our believing servants.
-Sura As-Saaffat, Ayah 81

لَا يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۖ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ فِي شَيْءٍ إِلَّا أَنْ تَتَّقُوا مِنْهُمْ تُقَاةً ۗ وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ ۗ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِيرُ

The Believers do not take the disbelievers as guardians (أولياء plural of ولي) other than the Believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allah warns you of Himself, and to Allah is the [final] destination.
-Sura Aal-E-Imran, Ayah 28

Who are these المؤمنون? When Allah says المؤمنون it means that these people are 100% مؤمن. Meaning they do not sin, not sinning at all means being infallible. Because if Allah says المؤمنون but they have 1% of doubt then they are not fully believing which would mean that Allah عز وجل has lied which isn’t possible.

So who are the people that are infallible and do not take anyone else as guardian? Who has Allah ordered us to take as guardian? The Khulafah all sinned, the cannot be taken as guardians since they are not from the المؤمنون.

الَّذِينَ يَتَّخِذُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۚ أَيَبْتَغُونَ عِنْدَهُمُ الْعِزَّةَ فَإِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا
(Sahih International)
Those who take disbelievers as guardians instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely.
-Sura An-Nisa’, Ayah 139

It’s ironic how Sahih International has shot their Wahabi selves in the foot here by adding “[through power]” which isn’t in the literal verse. Since they believe the أولي الأمر, the guardians, the Khulafah are any king or governer that is in power regardless of whether by Haram and crime. The verse says honor is not through power but it is only from Allah سبحانه و تعالی.

قُلْ أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ ۖ فَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْكَافِرِينَ
Say, “Obey Allah and the Sent One.” But if they turn away - then indeed, Allah does not like the disbelievers.
-Sura Aal-E-Imran, Ayah 32

In this verse Allah has commanded the Prophet صل الله عليه وآله to “Say”. So if the Prophet is commanded to say “Obey the messenger” by God, then he should say to people “Obey me”. It doesn’t make sense for him to say obey Allah and the Messenger when he is the Messenger.

For example: if I say to you “tell them to follow you” then you wouldn’t repeat it exactly to a 3rd person and say “follow you”. You would say “follow me”.

Likewise Allah is saying “say” so if the Prophet says “follow the Rasol” it wouldn’t mean him, here Rasol means it literal meaning which is “Sent One”. So there must be a person other than the Prophet that must be followed who is chosen by Allah as he is a Rasol, literally meaning a sent one from God or a selected one from God.

Putting all these verse together what do we get?

We get the clear picture that the hidden name behind all these verses is Ali.

But the verses are intentionally twisted and complicated by Allah so that the enemies of Allah cannot change the Quran, these are the verses of Fitnah, they guide the believers but misguide the disbelievers.

And I say Oh my Brothers!

Snapchat, twitter, Instagram, Kik… facebook and youtube.

All of these Accounts on social media,
Your phone in your pocket,
Your Laptop with you in the house,
Will it brighten your face in front of Allah?
Or will it darken your face and refuge is with Allah.

Who has the answer to this question?
It is you.

You who have all of these channels and accounts, make them testify for you and not against you.

Because by the one who there is no God except Him, we will stand before Allah one day, and He will ask us about these programs and devices and mechanisms.

What did we make of it with them,
Will they make us enter the pleasure of Allah,
Or will it fight us and be against us with Allah ﷻ.

عَنْ أَبي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ :
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :
« مَنْ سَبَّحَ في دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاةٍ ثَلاثَاً وَثَلاثِينَ ،
وَحَمَدَ اللهَ ثَلاثاً وَثَلاثِينَ ،
وَكَبَّرَ اللهَ ثَلاثَاً وَثَلاثِينَ فَتِلْكَ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ ثُمَّ قَالَ : تَمَامَ المائَةِ لا إِله إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وُلَهُ الحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ، غُفِرَتْ لَهُ خَطَايَاهُ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ مِثْلَ زَبَدِ الْبَحْرِ » .

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said :
He who recites after every prayer :
* Subhan-Allah (Allah is free from imperfection) thirty-three times;
* Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah) thirty-three times;
* Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greatest) thirty-three times;
and completes the hundred with:
* La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shai'in Qadir (there is no true god except Allah.
He is One and He has no partner with Him. His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent),
will have all his sins pardoned even if they may be as large as the foam on the surface of the sea .

[Al-‘Adheem/The All-Glorious]
“And He is the All-High, the All-Glorious.” ‎﴾‬‎42.4﴿‬
Allah’s reality is too great to be grasped by the human mind. He is infinitely greater than His creation. “Then magnify the name of thy Lord: The All-Glorious.” ‎﴾‬‎56.74﴿‬
To magnify His name we should repeat: “subhana rabbiyal 'adheem” (Glory be to my Lord, the All-glorious).
Allah is so great that His throne, which is the symbol of authority, comprises the heavens and the earth. “The persevering of them does not weary Him; He is the All-High, the All-Glorious.” ‎﴾2.255‬‎﴿‬
As one feels the glory of the Creator, everything seems trivial and unworthy of sacrificing His good pleasure for it. The Prophet, peace be upon him, recommends that we keep saying these two phrases which are “light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful: `Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, Subhan-Allahil-Azim[Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection)’.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
And if one is in trouble, one should say: "There is no god but Allah, the All, glorious, the All-clement; there is no God but Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and the Noble throne.” Allah is truly glorious. Take as illustrative His throne and power, His revelation and scriptures, particularly the Qur'ān, His chain of Messengers through-out history for man’s guidance, His creation of this gigantic universe, and His reward and punishment. The Qur'ān strongly encourages us to “glorify the name of the Great Lord.” ‎﴾‬87.1) Accordingly, we recite the same formula in rukū (bowing down) of each rak'ah of prayer. As a tribute to Allah’s boundless glory we should stand before Him in prayer with utmost humility and devotion.