allah is the one & only god

100 direct instructions by Allah in the Quran for mankind

1. Do not be rude in speech (3:159)
2. Restrain Anger (3:134)
3. Be good to others (4:36)
4. Do not be arrogant (7:13)
5. Forgive others for their mistakes (7:199)
6. Speak to people mildly (20:44)
7. Lower your voice (31:19)
8. Do not ridicule others (49:11)
9. Be dutiful to parents(17:23)
10. Do not say a word of disrespect to parents (17:23)
11. Do not enter parents’ private room without asking permission (24:58)
12. Write down the debt (2:282)
13. Do not follow anyone blindly (2:170)
14. Grant more time to repay if the debtor is inhard time (2:280)
15. Don’t consume interest (2:275)
16. Do not engage in bribery (2:188)
17. Do not break the promise (2:177)
18. Keep the trust (2:283)
19. Do not mix the truth with falsehood (2:42)
20. Judge with justice between people (4:58)
21. Stand out firmly for justice (4:135)
22. Wealth of the dead should be distributed among his family members (4:7)
23. Women also have the right for inheritance (4:7)
24. Do not devour the property of orphans (4:10)
25. Protect orphans (2:220)
26. Do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly (4:29)
27. Try for settlement between people (49:9)
28. Avoid suspicion (49:12)
29. Do not spy and backbite (2:283)
30. Do not spy or backbite (49:12)
31. Spend wealth in charity (57:7)
32. Encourage feeding poor (107:3)
33. Help those in needby finding them (2:273)
34. Do not spend money extravagantly (17:29)
35. Do not invalidate charity with reminders (2:264)
36. Honor guests (51:26)
37. Order righteousness to people only after practicing it yourself(2:44)
38. Do not commit abuse on the earth (2:60)
39. Do not prevent people from mosques (2:114)
40. Fight only with those who fight you (2:190)41. Keep the etiquettes of war (2:191)
42. Do not turn back in battle (8:15)
43. No compulsion in religion (2:256)
44. Believe in all prophets (2:285)
45. Do not have sexual intercourse during menstrual period (2:222)
46. Breast feed your children for two complete years (2:233)
47. Do not even approach unlawful sexual intercourse (17:32)
48. Choose rulers by their merit (2:247)
49. Do not burden a person beyond his scope (2:286)
50. Do not become divided (3:103) 
51. Think deeply about the wonders and creation of this universe (3:191)
52. Men and Women have equal rewards for their deeds (3:195)
53. Do not marry those in your blood relation (4:23)
54. Family should be led by men (4:34)
55. Do not be miserly (4:37)
56.Do not keep envy (4:54)
57. Do not kill each other (4:92)
58. Do not be an advocate for deceit (4:105)
59. Do not cooperate in sin and aggression (5:2)
60. Cooperate in righteousness (5:2)
61. ’Having majority’ is not a criterion of truth (6:116)
62. Be just (5:8)
63. Punish for crimes in an exemplary way (5:38)
64. Strive against sinful and unlawful acts (5:63)
65. Dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine are prohibited (5:3)
66. Avoid intoxicants and alcohol (5:90)
67. Do not gamble (5:90)
68. Do not insult others’ deities (6:108)
69. Don’t reduce weight or measure to cheat people (6:152)
70. Eat and Drink, But Be Not Excessive (7:31)
71. Wear good cloths during prayer times (7:31)
72. protect and help those who seek protection (9:6)
73. Keep Purity (9:108)
74. Never give up hope of Allah’s Mercy (12:87)
75. Allah will forgive those who have done wrong out of ignorance (16:119)
76. Invitation to God should be with wisdom and good instruction (16:125)
77. No one will bear others’ sins (17:15)
78. Do not kill your children for fear of poverty (17:31)
79. Do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge (17:36)
80. Keep aloof from what is vain (23:3)
81. Do not enter others’ houses without seekingpermission (24:27)
82. Allah will provide security for those who believe only in Allah (24:55)
83. Walk on earth in humility (25:63)
84. Do not neglect your portion of this world (28:77)
85. Invoke not any other god along with Allah (28:88)
86. Do not engage in homosexuality (29:29)
87. Enjoin right, forbid wrong (31:17)
88. Do not walk in insolence through the earth (31:18)
89. Women should not display their finery (33:33)
90. Allah forgives all sins (39:53)
91. Do not despair of the mercy of Allah (39:53)
92. Repel evil by good (41:34)
93. Decide on affairs by consultation (42:38)
94. Most noble of you is the most righteous (49:13)
95. No Monasticism in religion (57:27)
96. Those who have knowledge will be given a higher degree by Allah (58:11)
97. Treat non-Muslims in a kind and fair manner (60:8)
98. Save yourself from covetousness (64:16)
99. Do not repel one who asks (93:10)
100. Seek forgiveness of Allah. He is Forgiving and Merciful (73:20)

6

BEFORE YOU FLIP TABLES

Yesterday was the perfect example of a bad day for me. It was one of those days where nothing just seems to work, you forget everything, you lose stuff, everything goes out of hand, and just as you thought the day couldn’t possibly get worse, something else comes up. Let’s not go into details, suffice it to say the day was just horrendous.

I did, however try my best to stay positive. Told my friend Jaido who was with me that day everything that happened since morning. After hearing me rant about my miserable Sunday, she suddenly lit up- which definitely was a strange reflex. Uhm, hello, why are you happy over my suffering? Her answer was life-changing. She answered, “because your suffering means better things are coming!!!”

That positivity was so admirable MashaAllah. Her words instantly made me feel better. It was somewhat magical because I could have sworn I felt like trash two seconds before. The amount of faith she has for God is so profound. Another lesson I learnt that day was, sometimes we focus too much on the problem, we become somewhat blind towards the blessings existing concurrently. Allah says in the Quran, with hardship comes ease. WITH and not AFTER. SubhanAllah, Jaido was definitely a blessing. She was simply heaven-sent. I’m so fortunate to have such optimistic friends who knows just the right things to say when I’m at my lowest.

When He removes something in your possession it is only in order to empty your hands for an even greater gift. - Ibn Qayyim

So if you’re having one of those days, remember, BETTER THINGS ARE COMING!

*cues “Jason Mraz - Life is Wonderful” in the background*

Love, light and laughter,
Aisyah Shakirah


(Shots taken that very day at Masjid Wilayah by @atiq259 on instagram)

anonymous asked:

Could a Christian demigod maintain his faith by rationalizing that the gods are actually just mutants,or maybe even aliens?

lol im glad im not the only one with Guilty Christian Thoughts on the brain right now lkdjflskjf…….hope everyone is holding up okay this weekend

anyway yeah probably? i don’t know about mutants or aliens (tbh mixing sci-fi and fantasy always just. trips me out) but i definitely think there are ways of rationalizing different faith systems within the riordanverse, he left it pretty open to that.

i know samirah says something in mcga about how she believes that the gods are creations of allah and she doesn’t accept them as god, and while the christian concept of god is a little different than the muslim concept i do think that a christian demigod would understand and probably use this same kind of logic. as in, the “gods” are just powerful beings, not actually god. it makes sense.

in christianity there’s like angels and demons and stuff and there’s even a mention in genesis somewhere that there used to be a race of demigods bc angels would breed with human women so it’s actually….not that that difficult to get your head around greek mythology and still practice christianity.

i think anyone religious who encounters greek/norse/egyptian/roman deities is gonna be in for some pretty intensive review of their faith system, but just bc it’s unconventional doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not possible for them to coexist.

there were times i had wholeheartedly sunken myself into islam, ‘submitting’ completely and trying my best to follow the teachings, better myself, be sincere blah etc. but no matter how much i tried, it never sat perfectly well with me. i had so many questions and all of the answers when i asked came back to ‘yes, but allah is god, he created us and he knows best, so don’t question his eternal wisdom’. and i’d say okay, well i’m already believing in a god that i can’t see, i already have faith in a being i have no evidence of, let me just follow whatever he says to do and maybe one day the benefits will be clear. but my conscience would never let me. if allah said all humans are equal and they are only better than each other in terms of their worship of god, how much more and better they do etc, then why, why are men superior to women? they kept telling me ‘oh islam loves women, women are powerful in islam’ 


but why are men the guardians of women if women are so powerful? why is their inheritance worth less than their male counterparts? why are the dress codes much different -and harsher- for women? why is women’s testimony a joke? because a woman’s testimony counting as less than man’s even by a minuscule is a joke to me, a demeaning one. as if women do not have rational minds. as if women cannot even trust their brains. as if women are more mindless animals than rational, thinking humans. why can men have more than one wife? i always asked my mom and she told me i would make a very jealous wife. but why? why shouldn’t i want the person who has promised to spend their lifetime with me all to myself? why should i have to share? why does allah endorse men’s infidelity? my mom told me that men are more prone to committing zina because their sexual drive is higher than women’s and having more than one wife available to a man at any given time would make a him less likely to commit zina. to be honest, this broke my young heart. to think that my religion would condone my husband cheating on me and i would have to be pious and pretty, even smile at my co wife. how demeaning. how belittling. 


why does allah endorse rape? by bringing forth this twisted perspective that men cannot control their sexual urges - and like an animal- need to mate immediately they feel them, makes it seem like it’s okay for men to use women as a vessel for their pleasure. for their carnal needs and nothing more. why is it that this beloved religion portrays women as nothing more children-bearing-house-keeping-pleasure-giving-weak-willed-vessels to be controlled by men? that a woman’s place does not go beyond the four walls of a home-cell. passed down from man to man in her lifetime, from her father then to a demon disguised as a husband whom she must answer to, as if he is her saving grace and obedience to him will lead her to god? in fact, islam continually broke my heart. it is a sin to be a ‘bad wife’. but islam says that i must obey my husband because he is my guardian. that when i get married, my husband has the most rights over me, even more so than my father. are two people in a marriage not equal? that i cannot argue with my husband because we are both human and equal and my opinion is not less than his? that if i deny him sex, i will be cursed by angels? am i only a pleasure giving vessel? 


it seemed to me that islam was all about submission but it would be better for you if you are a man because men are above women and children. the teachings of islam in terms of women is one i can go on about for days, and it seemed i was going to settle for a life of oppression at the hands of men, endorsed by god almighty so i could reach his perfect little heaven that i also may or may not reach for the slightest of things, even if i faced many trials and tribulations…


god said that he created man with a rational mind so he can think for himself, unlike animals. but why is questioning islam and allah a sin? why is questioning anything about this perfect religion a ticket to hell? and god said that he is the one that shows people the right path and he is also the one that leads them astray. so if he is merciful and loving and benign, then why, why would he create a burning pit of torture? if you are a god at all, why would you create a hell for your subjects if you really are merciful and forgiving? unless you are a bored, narcissistic jerk who wants his balls licked? why would you let people die unjustly in war, let children be blown to bits and die of starvation? why would you let the miseries of the world happen if you had the power to stop them? you mean to tell me that allah is all powerful, there is nothing he cannot do yet he lets people suffer in the most wretched of ways? why does this god who promotes goodness and the spirit of good actions not do anything about the sufferings he can help? what does he do on his throne in heaven, close his eyes and listen to the praises he’s being bestowed and ignore everything else? wtf? what a jerk???


submitting to islam is giving up on life. and i realized that was what i was submitting to. a life of oppression, unhappiness, misogyny, disrespect, mistreatment, silence, anguish. that’s what islam is. it’s like islam was concocted by some elites who wanted most people to suffer in a half-life, sacrificing and submitting with the promise that good things were yet to come in an afterlife, only for the elites to stay powerful and fulfilled and the rest oppressed.or maybe islam was made up by some of the most brilliant story-tellers, an impressive piecing together of bullshit. it makes sense that islam is man made. humans are brilliant at making things up. we love to engage our imaginations. but like all things human, surely there will be flaws. and if you see past the coat of ‘peace, loving, tolerant,’ bulllshit, you will see that islam is deeply flawed. horribly so. 

[Al-Wakil/The trustee/The Excellent Guardian]
“Allah suffices as a Disposer [of affairs].” ‎﴾‬‎4.81﴿‬
Allah is All-good and All-powerful; all our affairs are best entrusted to His care, for He is the best Guardian of all interests “In Allah let the believers put all their trust.” ‎﴾3.160‬‎﴿‬‎
Putting one’s trust in Allah means that one should take all possible precautions and then leave the results in the hands of Allah, who knows the working of events better than any human mind can conceive of. “And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him].” ‎﴾‬‎3‬‎‎.‬‎1‬‎5‬‎9‬‎﴿‬ A true believer, like the Prophets, realises that the fruition of his efforts comes only from Allah, therefore He turns to no one else for that. “Sufficient for us is Allah , and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs."‎﴾‬‎3‬‎.‬‎1‬‎7‬‎3‬‎﴿‬ The Prophet ‎ﷺ‎‬‎ recommended the following dua before sleeping: "O Allah, I surrender myself to You and entrust my affair to You, with hope in You and fear of You. There is no resort and no deliverer (from hardship but You). I affirm my faith in the Book which You revealed and in the Messengers whom You sent.” (Sahih Muslim : Book 48, Hadith 77) ‎اللَّهُمَّ أَسْلَمْتُ نَفْسِي إِلَيْكَ وَوَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِي إِلَيْكَ وَأَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي إِلَيْكَ وَفَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي إِلَيْكَ رَغْبَةً وَرَهْبَةً إِلَيْكَ لاَ مَلْجَأَ وَلاَ مَنْجَا مِنْكَ إِلاَّ إِلَيْكَ آمَنْتُ بِكِتَابِكَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْتَ وَبِرَسُولِكَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلْتَ ‏.‏ فَإِنْ مَاتَ مَاتَ عَلَى الْفِطْرَةِ ‏"
To take Allah as the only Guardian is part of our belief in Allah, as is clear from this verse “(O Prophet, tell them) "He is the Most Merciful; we have believed in Him, and upon Him we have relied.” ‎﴾‬‎6‬‎7‬‎.‬‎2‬‎9‬‎﴿‬ Tawakkul (having trust in Allah) is a highly desirable and rewarding trait which all of us should try to develop for it reinforces our belief in the One true God.❤️

I prayed only once in Afghanistan,” O'Bryne wrote me after it was all over. “It was when Restrepo got shot, and I prayed to god to let him live. But God, Allah, Jehovah, Zeus, or whatever a person may call God, wasn’t in that valley. Combat is the devil’s game. God wanted no part. That’s why our prayers weren’t answered: the only one listening was Satan.
—  Sebastian Junger, War

anonymous asked:

Can you please include my family in your prayers? My mother had a 2nd heart attack and my father collapsed but we don't know why. I might be losing both my parents within days of each other, and I just found out my baby sister is struggling with addiction. I'm sorry to ask. And I feel so ashamed and selfish to ask but could you pray for me as well please? All my Muslim friends are long distance and my closest one (probably was my best friend 😔) just cut ties with me so I have no one to come to.

Please don’t say sorry and don’t feel bad for asking!

I will MOST definitely keep you and your family in my prayers in shaa Allah.

*****I ask each and every one of you who is reading this to please please please include this person & their family in your prayers.****

You know, I’ve asked people on tumblr to pray for me and others many times and I also felt ashamed quite often, but TBH why do we feel that way about it??? This is a wonderful thing to do. The people praying will get their reward and there’s more people asking God. I also remember my ex room mate saying that when people make dua for each other without actually knowing each other, the prayers are accepted quicker. There’s only khayr in it and I don’t see any reason for us to feel ashamed for asking. So, let’s pray for each other🌹🙏
& anon if you ever need anyone to talk to please know that I’m here for you.



O God,

You are my only trust
in every calamity,

You are my only hope 
in every hardship.

You are the only promise 
in anxiety and distress; 

in which the hearts become weak
and human actions become feeble,

in which one is deserted
and forsaken
by his friends.

[Al-Haqq/The Truth]
“And they will know that Allah is the very truth who makes all things manifest.” ‎﴾‬‎2‬‎4‬‎.‬‎2‬‎5‬‎﴿‬ Allah is the only Reality, so high and so great. “Allah is the only real one and what they invoke other than Him is false and Allah is the High, the Great.” ‎﴾‬‎3‬‎1‬‎.‬‎3‬‎0‬‎﴿‬ He is the only True God and thus has every right to be worshipped. All other beings set up as deities are but shadows. All his doings testify to this attribute: “It is He who created the heavens and the earth in truth.” ‎﴾‬‎6‬‎.‬‎7‬‎3‬‎﴿‬ We see in what true and perfect proportions all creations is held together.
He helps us find the truth; “Say: ‘Allah guides to the truth.’” ‎﴾‬‎1‬‎0‬‎.‬‎3‬‎5‬‎﴿‬
“Allah has sent down the Book with the truth.” ‎﴾‬‎2‬‎.‬‎1‬‎7‬‎6‬‎﴿‬ The Prophet ‎ﷺ‎‬ used to glorify his Lord saying: “Your Word is the Truth, and Your Promise is the Truth, and the Meeting with You is the Truth, and Paradise is the Truth, and the (Hell) Fire is the Truth, and the Hour is the Truth.” - Sahih al-Bukhari Book 97, Hadith 15
The truth embodied by Allah is evident in the Quran, faith and His justice and guidance. For He is the source of truth, calls us to the same, decides everything in truth, sent down His Books and Messengers in truth and has created the universe in truth. He upholds truth and obliterates falsehood. In deference to this divine name, we must shun all that is false and untrue.

“Reasons why Lucifer is a victim” WARNINGS: this must be read in a philosophical way, not religious one. As I’m an atheist, I’m treating this as literature. I love Lucifer’s character as I love Hamlet or Faustus. So don’t call me Satanist or whatever =___= This is purely for intellectual delight. The dualistic battle between “good” and “evil” does not start with monotheistic religions. We can see that evil figures can be found in the Ancient Mesopotamian religion (Nergal), in the Egyptian mythology (Apophis, Set), in the Greco-Roman paganism (Chaos, Erebus, Tartarus, Discordia, Nemesis, Invidia), in the Norse mythology (Hel). The said dichotomy is very common in philosophy, religion, ethics and it was felt in the same way by different people worldwide. While they tried to explain, offer their point of view, or show evil/good in a religious way, everyone would destroy the evil and make the good shine. In a philosophical contest, evil was explained as absence of good, that was its opposite; but some philosopher would argue that both factors (good and evil) were essential to the universe’s unity (like the Taoist Yin, that can’t exist without the Yang and the Yang that can’t be without the Yin). The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus stated that a war comes from opposites, but that this duality is necessary for harmony. He called this “logos” or universal law of the Nature. Later, Spinoza would say that “By good, I understand that which we certainly know is useful to us. By evil, on the contrary I understand that which we certainly know hinders us from possessing anything that is good” But what’s “good”? What’s “evil”? From a non-theological point of view, good can be explained as everything we do that does not harm others or ourselves, helping other people or living beings in the ways we can, respecting others, promoting peace and justice; while evil is basically the opposite: harming others (physically or psychologically), disrespect, injustice, inequality, in short, doing something we know it’s bad. Of course, every person has in itself its own way to explain them, following their own ethics, but, in big lines, this is it. Religions included the good/evil discourse and made it its ethical base, but also changing their connotations. To guide people, they would say to believe in Gods/God and be good, because, only in that way, Heaven would have been reached for sure. As we know, religious power had always been strong, along with the imperial one; what I’m trying to say is that their only power was in the people who believed. If there were no believer, every religious system would have fallen, and so their privileges, and they couldn’t let it to happen. So, often, they would brutally kill or force into conversion or to leave the country who didn’t conform. How did the king make his people follow the rules? By laws. How did institutionalized religions make people follow them and so maintain their power? By a God’s laws. Funnly enough, in the past, State and Religion were so much linked (though often in hostility too) that the King, the Emperor or the Pharaoh was considered chosen by God itself, and so, like a God on Earth. It was a vantage both for the ruler and the religious power. Things got harder and stricter when the institutionalised religion forced conversion on the countries they conquered: just think about the pagans (though they were in their own land), the Saxons, Jews, Muslims, Hindus or the Native Americans. (By Catholics). Examples of forced conversions can be found in religions like Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Atheism too (though this one is not a religion, of course). It would be too long (I would say, impossible) to talk about how every institutionalized religion had always tried to keep control and power from their birth till now, so I’m going to leave it and reach the main point of my discourse. You will understand why I had to talk about all this before going to the crucial subject. The title was “Reasons why Lucifer is a victim” So now let’s see who Lucifer is and how his figure is portrayed in different religions. “Lucifer” means “the morning star”, “the shining one” (from Latin Lux + Ferre) and we find him first in ancient mythologies (in one of these he attempted to take the Ba'al’s throne, but, since he couldn’t do it, he descended and ruled the underworld.) As the name itself suggests, Lucifer is not a dark, obscure entity; he is something that shines like a star. In ancient and modern connotations, light has always been seen as something positive, something good; while dark as something evil. So Lucifer’s name itself says that he is no evil. - Christianity: in this religion, Lucifer is an angel, I may say, God’s favourite, and becomes “Satan” only after his fall. Why did he rebel? On what? Can an angel rebel? Let’s go with order. After the Creation, God asked the angels to bow to Adam; Lucifer did not, as he was an angel and Adam a human being. For this, he was eternally punished. (Though God is said to be compassionate, merciful, etc) Now, we know that angels have been created with NO free will, unlike human beings; so how did Lucifer “decide” to defy God’s order? The only explanation is that God simply PLANNED it. After the Creation he needed a Hell too (as people have free will and so a possibility to sin) and someone to “inaugurate” it. God created Lucifer in that specific way. After all, God is Omniscient and so he knows the future too. Lucifer was only a valuable, needed piece in his plan. And a victim because of it. Plus, in the Bible (and the Quran too), God explicitly says to bow to him only; bowing to Adam would have been too much for Lucifer, who could only bow to God. When the war started, some angels (always with God previously knowing) fought side by side with their brother Lucifer, but in the end, they were defeated and thrown down from the Heaven. Lucifer, must have felt so betrayed and wronged. He was the way he was and reacted that way ONLY because God created him that way. Also if he didn’t know that. Anyway, he found his newly discover (free will) appealing. Imagine of being a so old angel with no autonomous thoughts and then, suddenly, being awake. Being yourself. Taking decisions. Once he discovered this, he OFFERED (not tempted, but offered), the possibility to decide to Eve. She wanted to grab it too. Who wouldn’t have? (I would have lol). Plus, notice the name of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. Ring something? Look at the name carefully. Basically God said it’s a sin to distinguish good from evil and so having a free will. ANYWAY God already knew it would have happened and he wanted it too. But Lucifer is displayed as the bad one and God as the victim and restorer of order and peace. - Islam: in Islam, Lucifer is called Iblīs (there is no consensus for the root the name: it can mean “devil” or “despair”) and is a Jinn (and so created from fire) elevated at an angel state by Allah. This version explains how he could have a free will, unlike the Christian one, as he wasn’t a true angel to begin with. His figure is already much darker than the Christian one. When Allah orders the angels to bow in front of Adam, Iblis says  "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay" and refuses to do so, just like Lucifer. And just like him, he respects God so much, that he does not prostrate before anyone else, than his creator, even if ordered. Iblis then asks to have mercy till the Judgment Day, which Allah grants him. In the meanwhile he would offer people “another way”. A REAL free will. (Because, where is free will in “if you don’t believe in me you’ll suffer for eternity”?) Also here we can notice how Allah already foreseen everything; he also brought a Jinn among angels to do so (as angels do not have free will). - Judaism: here there is “Satan” (which means “the adversary”) and we find references of his previous life as an angel with his brothers Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel and Michael. He is also presented as the being who brought death into the world, but that can’t be as God is the only one who can give life and decide for deaths. It’s simple to observe how it was NECESSARY a negative and opposite figure to God’s one. Lucifer was created with the only intent to make the Hell a place where people like him could follow. And, just as in a political campaign, God portrayed Lucifer in a negative light (when the one who created him this way was only him!). In the end, Lucifer was necessary, as in every religion or mythology there is the famous dichotomy good/evil, so I don’t understand why we should demonize him. A character who bravely decided, started a war to defend his right to think and act the way he wanted to and to not be a puppet. He is both a hero and a victim of a God’s absolutism and tyranny. As Milton wrote in his Paradise Lost (though this is REALLY taken out from context, as Milton was a Puritan): “Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven”’

Originally posted by strange-life-strange-world

anonymous asked:

Salam. What do I do if I don't feel guilty for sinning..?

The problem may be that you have a weak faith in God.

Or due to your actions, mentality and surrounding environment, sinning has been normalised for you.

Or you have too much hope and no fear in God. As a result you commit sins thinking that never will you be punished or suffer due to them.

Overall, the solution is to educate yourself on the Islamic Belief System, pay more attention to God and always acknowledge that he loves you and you’re displeasing the only being that is worth obeying.

Make sure you identify what causes you to sin and find a solution to it fast.

There’s also a story narrated about Prophet Mosa (علیه السلام); one day a man came to him and said “Mosa I’ve committed every sin and I do not regret any of it, nor do I repent. So why doesn’t your God punish me?”

Prophet Mosa became upset and when he met his Lord he asked him why he doesn’t punish that sinner who is defiantly disobedient.

Allah سبحانه و تعالی said to Mosa “the fact that he can’t repent is my punishment on him”.

Thus we see how terrible it is when Allah leaves us free to continue in our wrong doing, it only means we die with a heavier load of sins.

And Imam Ali (as) is narrated to have said that before we die we will come to see the harms of our sins.

You have every reasons to regret your sins but if you distract yourself, that may be Allah’s punishment on you, that your ability to regret and repent is taken from you.

I’d be real worried if I were you Anon. This is no joke.

May Allah have mercy on us
Wasalam

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Take your problems, and place in them in the Hands of Allah. Don’t hurt yourself in the process of trying to fix everything - you are only human. The One who created the heart is the One who is able to fix the burden inside of it.

[Al-Qahhar/ The Irresistible/ The Subduer/ The Dominant]
Allah’s total control over us and over all that is around us should make us all more submissive and obedient, and fearful of Him. His mastery over he heavens and the earth and what is between these is an undeniable reality.
“Glory be to Him; He is Allah, the One, The All-Dominant.” ‎﴾39.4‬‎﴿‬
The universe runs according to laws laid down by Allah. No one can reverse them and those who try to break them suffer. This involuntary submission to the laws made by Allah is one meaning of Islam. “While to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him they will be returned.” ‎﴾‬3.83‎﴿‬
Allah has absolute will and the absolute power to implement it. His will is free; nothing can hinder it. “And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good - then He is over all things competent.” ‎﴾‬‎6.17﴿‬
People may worship ‘gods’ other than Allah, but what sort of power do such gods have? “Say which is better, many gods at variance, or Allah the One, the Omnipotent.” ‎﴾‬‎12.39﴿‬
When one tends to disobey Allah, one must think of His infinite power and that He may punish sinners in any way He will. “And if Allah had willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Indeed, Allah is powerful over everything.” ‎﴾‬‎2.20﴿‬
Only He, may He be exalted, may force natural phenomena to behave in an unusual manner. The Prophets’ miracles are examples of this: “We said, 'O fire, be cool to Ibrahim and keep him safe.” ‎﴾‬‎21.69﴿‬
Al-Qahhar is the intensive of Al-Qahir (The compeller) which is another name of Allah.

anonymous asked:

i don't want to be rude but God can't be that good if he lets some people starve? or do you mean that God only controls the way of the universe and we as people are the only ones who can make it better for others? and i don't want this to come off as rude i just want to know how you see it

Hi, Anon!!!

Allah puts us all through tests in life. There’s an Ayah from the Qur’aan, and it goes like this:

“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.’ Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.“ 

(2: 155-157)

Allah has given us all a test in this life. It’s very easy to say something like, “if God is so good, then, why is there suffering in the world?”, because, that’s a very physical thing to see. We see people suffer. We see people die. We see statistics, facts, figures. It’s tangible.

So then, what about our test then? What about the test that people go through who aren’t suffering?

But there’s tests in everything. The test for us lies in the giving. Allah’s given us wealth, health, food, clothes, shelter. Are we grateful for that? Do we give to the poor and needy from that? Do we help improve the lives of our brothers and sisters from that? 

Because, whenever we’re going through a rough period, a rough time, it’s then, that we turn to others, for some kind of help. And some of us, turn to Allah for help. And that’s what Allah wants. He wants to help His believer, and He’ll provide a source of help from another person in the world, by giving charity, by giving some money, in the same time that that person, who was giving charity probably turned to Allah and asked for help with something, and in the remembrance of Allah and to gain some form of peace and reward, gave money to charity, and Allah will help this person through the means of someone else helping them with what they are struggling.

But the beautiful thing in both of these people’s circumstances was, that they both turned to Allah for help.

It’s all a circle that Allah has created, and it’s all linked together, so wonderfully, so logically. 

biwitched  asked:

Regarding Islam and other Gods: you CANNOT be Muslim and worship other gods. To be Muslim means to submit to Allah. If you are Muslim you believe Allah's word is in the Qu'ran. It's not like the bible of stories. It's the literal world of god in which he tells yoh what's ok and what's not. And the number one rule in Islam is that it is only Allah. It's not "a personal thing between you and God." God already gave you the guidelines for his worship. I had to spell it out once more lol.

& thats exactly what I thought but since I am not religious, I wasn’t sure. Thanks for chiming in @biwitched! <3

FORMS OF SHIRK

There are two forms of shirk. One is known as shirk akbār and another as shirk asghār.

Shirk akbār is a ‘major’ act of shirk that cannot be forgiven by Allah (subhanahu wa ta'āla) and whoever dies while committing it will not be able to enter Jannah.

- It refers to ascribing someone other than Allāh something that belong only to Allah such as Lordship (ruboobiyyah), Divinity (uloohiyah) and the divine names and attributes (al-asma’ wa'l-sifaat).

Shirk asghār are 'minor’, more unnoticeable acts of shirk that, if done continuously, might take one 'out of’ iman.

SHIRK AKBAR:

There are two kinds of shirk akbar -

1. Shirk akbar jalī (clear)

This type of shirk akbar is to worship a god or several gods besides Allah. These 'gods’ can be in any kind of form, whether cosmic objects, animals, spirits, jinn or human beings such as priests, kings or rulers.

2. Shirk akbār khafī (subtle)

These types of major shirk include:

• When one prays or supplicates to something other than Allah

For example: pious ancestors, dead persons, saints, pirs etc. Some say that praying or supplicating to them does not necessarily mean worshipping them. However, Islam stresses that praying or supplicating to something or someone is actually worshipping.

(Refer to Tafsir Al Mu'minum: 60)

• When one takes a lawgiver or lawmaker other than Allah

This includes all kinds of laws governing human life. The right to make something halal or haram, or to judge in human affairs belongs solely to Allah. This pertains to both 'religious’ and 'secular’ in life in Islam. According to Islam, obeying someone while disobeying Allah, even in the realm of mundane life, is like worshipping it.