What Is So Special About Man If He Gives No Benefit To Others
If we study, analyze and appraise the physical aspects of mankind, we will find there is absolutely nothing special about it. Instead there are two negative aspects about the physique of man.
What we mean by weakness here is the weakness of the body. The body has no resistance or resilience. It is easily exposed to a lot of diseases. It is easily attacked by fever, headaches, toothaches and ailments of the eyes. This also includes diseases that are more serious like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart attack and others.
Besides that, the resilience or resistance of the physical body itself is also very weak compared to the resilience of the soul. If it knocks against something, it is easily wounded or swollen and causes pain. If it falls or collides against a hard or a strong object, it is easily sprained, broken, crushed and smashed. If energy is used, the body gets easily tired and exhausted. If care is not taken, this too can lead to illness. In fact, even if the body experiences pleasure, it is also subjected to negative effects or to certain side effects. As an example, after consuming too much food, the body becomes heavy and this can lead to various illnesses. After having sexual relationship with the wife, especially when it is frequent, the body becomes exhausted, weak and listless. If the body sleeps too late at night, the eyes become sleepy in the day. Added to that, the body also feels tired.
That is how weak man is. His physical resilience is always being challenged. His physical resilience is always being tried. This outside challenge and encroachment has its side effects on the body. His soul is also pressured resulting in high emotions. He becomes easily angered, easily aggrieved, loathsome, sated and others.
If this negative spiritual characteristic is not controlled by Islamic teachings and by the struggle against lust or the nafs (mujahadah), it will hurt other people. This will give rise to crises and quarrels amongst the people in society. Unity, love and care and harmony will be destroyed.
Whatever is excreted from the body of man is dirty and disgusting. Let us study this fact.
Excretion of the body that is sweat or perspiration has a revolting smell and is disgusting to people.
Excretion of the ears either earwax or pus is foul smelling and nauseating.
Excretion of the nose that is mucus or snot is disgusting and nauseating and no one likes it, not even the person concerned.
Saliva, which is discharged through the mouth, is foul smelling especially that which is discharged during sleep. At times, it is also defiling (najis) from the Islamic viewpoint.
Tears, although not foul smelling, is still regarded with disgust and is very much disliked.
Urine and stool, excreted via the urinary tract and the anus are not only extremely foul smelling, dirty and revolting but also defiling (najis) from the Islamic viewpoint. They are the excretion of man, which are most loathsome. Their smell hurt peoples' noses. Cleansing the body of these excretions is obligatory. Otherwise, acts of devotion will not be accepted by Allah. They pollute and dirty the air, they threaten health and can disturb the peace.
What we have said are about disgusting things that come naturally and cannot be avoided by man. They are part of the body's natural functions.
We have not yet touched on things that are disgusting and loathsome and which at the same time degrade and cause difficulty to man like sores, diabetic gangrene, shingles, ulcerated sores, cancerous abscesses and boils that exudes pus which are smelly, dirty and revolting and which cause pain and weaken the body. With these diseases, man lose their worth and value. At times, because of these diseases, those whom we love like our wives and children can suddenly loathe us and abandon us.
If man do not have any good or any specialty in other areas other than the disgusting things that have been said before this, then what is so special about mankind? What then is the meaning of the lives of man or their existence in this world. Man will only face hardship and will cause difficulty to others. Man will have no worth and value. Such men are like garbage of society and in fact are much lower than garbage itself. Useless garbage can at least be swept and thrown away or collected or heaped and burnt. Its ashes can be used as fertilizer. But man, no matter how useless, cannot be thrown away or burnt. Such a man is truly a living corpse who does nothing else but disturbs and jeopardizes the lives of other people.
Because of this, through the blessings of Allah and His love for mankind, and because Allah wants to honor and upgrade the status of mankind who are His servants, He sent His Prophets and His Apostles whom He gave guidance and revelation. The last of the Prophets was Sayidina Muhammad SAW. To him, Allah gave the Quran as a guide and revelation so that mankind can become useful. Besides being His servants who are subservient to Him, man is also Allah's vicegerent to develop, advance and administer the world so that it becomes a safe and happy place for him. In the Hereafter, there are greater and more special rewards and that is paradise which is unlike and incomparable to anything we know and which Allah awards as His bounty to mankind. This is a blessing to men who has done good while on earth in accordance to the wishes of Allah.
Because of this, mankind should take the chance by following the guidance of Allah. Man should aggrandize Allah, love Him, fear Him, purify Him, be humble to Him, be shameful, be thankful, be hopeful to Him and man should rely on Him. Accept whatever He destines and be patient with trials and tribulations from Him by doing the act of prayers, fasting, the haj, reciting the Quran, contemplating in the remembrance of Him (zikr), purifying Him (tasbih), praising Him (tahmid), holifying Him (taqdis), struggle against our nafs or lust (mujahadah) and struggle in the way of Allah (jihad).
These are the ways mankind as created servants can relate to his Creator. Then, as His vicegerent, develop the earth, advance and administer it in accordance to the systems and rules from Allah, for this earth belongs to Him. We should not do as we like or in accordance to our whims and fancies so that the world is not damaged. And do service to mankind to instill love and care, unity cooperation, harmony, security, peace, and happiness together. All this can be done through power and authority, administration, knowledge, effort and energy, influence, money, wealth and others. Whatever we do, we should follow the guidance of Allah so that He will accept, bless and award us His mercy. At all times, fear Allah in whatever we do so that hopefully no negative effects will ensue that will destroy man himself.
Whosoever amongst mankind who can do all this is regarded as one who fears Allah (taqwa). He is honored and forgiven by Allah. Such a man, who do service to other men by all his good deeds has actually redeemed all his weaknesses and shortcomings that are part of his being. He has attained a high status in the eyes of Allah and mankind for although he is beset with weaknesses, he has succeeded to become a useful person. In the Hereafter, he qualifies for Allah's forgiveness and His paradise.
Meanwhile, if man is not nurtured by Islamic upbringing and education, he loses his fear of Allah, he forgets life in the Hereafter and through his physical body, he dares to commit all forms of transgressions whether openly or otherwise.
His hands are used for stealing, robbing, giving and taking bribes, hitting and killing people. His legs step towards places of evil and vices, like nightclubs, discos, prostitute dens, gambling houses and places where people revel and where there are free mixing of the sexes. His tongue is used to revile and slander, insult, libel, lie, swear, scold and to utter lewd words. His eyes are used to look at women who are not his kin and family, obscene pictures and to see the weaknesses of other people to be disseminated everywhere. His ears are used to eavesdrop on people's secrets so it can be made public. His brain is constantly used to think of how to commit evil and to plan the destruction of God's earth. After we have studied and analyzed humankind, we find that man's body or physique is nothing special. In fact, it produces nothing but filth. Because of this, man is forced to conceal his natural dirt by frequently cleaning his body with soap and shampoo, and to beautify it with powder, lipstick and perfumes. It is further decorated with expensive and beautiful clothing to attract people's attention so that people will approach and mix with them. Otherwise, people will run away because the smell of sweat and perspiration alone is enough to repel them.
In fact, forgive me for saying this, but to perform the innate physical relationship between husband and wife, if both parties do not beautify themselves and rub themselves with perfume and powder, the desire to conduct such relationship can wane or can die immediately. Domestic crisis may result.
Also, in order to attain health, so that the body is always active and energetic, man needs to exercise and jog frequently. Food and drinks must be taken care of and unhealthy places must be avoided. That is the truth of the nature of man and no one can escape or avoid it. If man realize this truth, that they cannot avoid the weaknesses and shortcomings that we have said, no matter who he is, whether he is a king or one who has power, knowledge and wealth, man will always be conscious of himself, always shameful, humble and modest. They will not be proud or snobbish, let alone to oppress or tyrannize other people.
"And We have placed coverings on their hearts and a heaviness in their ears lest they understand it, and when you mention your Lord alone in the Quran they turn their backs in aversion". Quran Al-Isra [17:46]
Our prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) used to become very sad when the people used to refute the verses of the Quran. For the strengthening of his heart, Allah almighty revealed the following verse,
"Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad peace be upon him) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe". Quran Al-Baqara [2:6]
However, this verse does not imply that the Muslims should not spread the word of Allah Almighty. This is because we cannot be sure that who among the masses is the person who is going to accept the truth and who has the heart, mind, and soul with locks. This is explained in the following verse of the Holy Quran. Allah Almighty says in the Quran,
And that I should recite the Quran. Therefore whoever goes aright, he goes aright for his own soul, and whoever goes ' astray, then say: I am only one of the warners.Quran An-Naml [27:92]
So it is recommended for the Muslims to warn people. However, every Muslim should keep in mind that it is blatantly wrong according to Islam if they try to force someone to accept Islam.
The Quran also solaces the Muslims who have to face ridiculing or picking at by the non-Muslims if they try to spread the word of Allah. Allah almighty says in the Quran,
And when it is said to them (hypocrites): "Believe as the people (followers of Muhammad peace be upon him, Al-Ansâr and Al-Muhajirûn) have believed," they say: "Shall we believe as the fools have believed?" Verily, they are the fools, but they know not. Quran Al-Baqara [2:13]
The verse, mentioned above clearly implies that there is no reason for a Muslim to be disheartened if any non-Muslim picks at him.
Of course, the Quran is a divine guidance.This is the very reason why the Quran throws an open challenge to the people who do not believe in it. Allah almighty says in the Quran,
"And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'an) to Our slave (Muhammadpeace be upon him), then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful". Quran Al-Baqara [2:23]
The Arabs were great linguistics in the times when Quran was revealed. In fact, they took deep pride in it. However, no nonbeliever among them was able to produce anything even near to the linguistic quality or content of the Quran.
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Tugu Negara literally means National Monument. The cenotaph at Kuala Lumpur is know as Tugu Negara, and is the original national monument, and later the one with the human figures right behind was made.
A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument that is erected in memory of a person or a group of person whose remains are elsewhere. This cenotaph was erected in honour of the fallen heroes of World War One (1914 to 1918), World War Two (1939 to 1945) and the Malayan Emergency (1948 to 1960). One can see the dates clearly on the cenotaph.
During the Second World War, Japan invaded Malaya, the old name for Malaysia. The Japanese began the Pacific War with the invasion of Kota Bahru on the eastern side of the peninsular about 90 minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. Then, they invaded the island of Borneo, completely capturing Sabah and Sarawak. Later, Singapore, which was then part of Malaya, fell. In less than two months, the entire country was in Japanese hands, where an estimated 100,000 people were killed. During the occupation, guerrilla forces such as force 136 and the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army fought the Japanese from the jungles. The Chinese were singled out for brutal treatment due to the long enmity between the Japanese and the Chinese.
After the Second World War ended, another war began from 1948 to 1960 commonly known as the Malayan Emergency. The war was fought between the Commonwealth armed forces and the Malayan National Liberation army, which is the militant arm of the Malayan Communist Party. The Communist party fought against the colonial British and called it the Anti British National Liberation War. The communists were defeated in 1960.
At The Dome
Near the Tugu Negara is a huge dome. Domes are an important feature in Islamic architecture, and on top of the dome, one will find the Islamic symbol of the star and crescent.
All around the construction below the dome are the coats of arms of the states in Malaysia.
First look for the coat of arms of Malaysia, which is situated directly facing the cenotaph. There are two of them actually; one on each door. The national emblem and coat of arms of Malaysia, or Jata Negara in Malay, comprises a shield, two tigers, a crescent and a fourteen point star which form the crest, and a motto.
The Malaysian emblem is modelled after the European heraldic practice, a remnant of British colonial rule.
The colour yellow symbolizes the monarchy. The crescent symbolizes Islam, the official religion of Malaysia and the stars represent the 13 states and the federal territory. As for the shield, it has five kerises, or Malay warrior daggers, representing the five former Un-federated Malay States or unofficial states under the British rule. They were Johor, Terengganu, Kedah, Kelantan and Perlis. On the next section, from left to right: the coconut tree and the bridge represent the state of Penang. The four coloured columns that follow- red, black, white, yellow- represent the Federated States during British rule. The four colours make up all the colours of the flags of the Federated States. The green tree refers to the Melaka tree, which the state of Malacca is named after. As for the three sections below, the one on the left represents the state of Sabah and the one on the right, with a bird, represents Sarawak. Singapore's section, which used to be in the middle is replaced with the national flower, the hibiscus, after Singapore separated from Malaysia. The two tigers symbolize strength and courage. On the banner, there are the three words, 'Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu' which means 'Unity Is Strength'.
All around the construction are goat of arms for each state in Malaysia.
The first is the coat of arms of Malacca, a state down south- with the five daggers showing five famous warriors. The founder of Malacca, Parameswara saw a tiny mouse deer overpowering his much bigger hunting dog, took it as a good omen to establish his kingdom and named the place after the Melaka tree he was resting under. One can see the mouse deer and the tree on the coat of arms.
Next is the coat of arms of the southern state of Johor. The tigers refer to a time when these animals roamed free in Johor. The flowery decorations below the shield refer to what was once the two main products of Johor- pepper and gambier, or Cat's Claws.
Next is the coat of arms of the eastern state of Pahang. Yellow is the royal colour and black refers to the people. The head of the spear refers to the sovereignty of the Sultan.
Next is the coat of arms of the eastern state of Terengganu. The sword, long keris and mace are symbols of the State's authority. The book on the right symbolizes the Holy Quran and the book on the left the 'kitab'.
Next is the coat of arms of the north eastern state of Kelantan. The two deer refer to the favourite animal of the great female ruler of Kelantan, Che Siti Wan Kembang.
Next is the coat of arms of Sarawak, a state in the Island of Borneo in East Malaysia. The bird is the hornbill. The 13 secondary feathers on its wings and tail represent the 13 states of Malaysia. The hibiscus, which is the national flower, is found below the wings and the state motto is 'Bersatu, Berusaha, Berbakti' (United, Industrious, Loyal). On the bird's chest is a shield with the state colours: black, red and yellow.
Next is the coat of arms of Sabah, the other state in the island of Borneo in East Malaysia. The red stripe represents courage and sacrifice. White is the colour of purity while dark blue is the colour of peace and prosperity. The light blue denotes Sabah's status as a young state. The silhouette of Mount Kinabalu is the symbol of the unity of the people.
Next is the coat of arms of the northern-most state of Perlis, at the border of Thailand. In the centre is the word Perlis, and the wreath made of paddy stalks represents the main agricultural product, which is rice.
Next is the coat of arms of the northern state of Kedah. Again, the paddy wreath symbolizes Kedah's main agricultural product. The green coloured crescent moon is the symbol of Islam, and the shield stands for the strength and authority of the Sultan, the ruler of the state.
Next is the coat of arms of the northern state of Penang. On the top is the areca nut tree, or Pinang in Malay, from which the name Penang is derived. Inside the shield, the Penang Bridge symbolizes the unity between the State and the Federal Government.
Next is the coat of arms of the northern state of Perak. The crest on the Sultan's head-cloth is the symbol of his sovereignty, the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam and the rice flower denotes paddy planting, once the people's main occupation.
Next is the coat of arms of the central state of Selangor. The crescent moon and star in the centre represents Islam. The central red spear, the Sambu Warna, the sword on the right, the Keris Pendek and the sword on the left, the Keris Panjang, are part of the state's Royal Regalia. The calligraphy in red is the state's motto, 'Under the Protection of Allah'. A tali bengkung or broad belt worn by warriors of the state in ancient times appears below the motto.
Next is the coat of arms of the southern state of Negeri Sembilan. It features a shield with three diagonal bands of colour. Red symbolizes Negeri Sembilan's past links with the British; black stands for the Malay chiefs; and yellow is the colour of royalty. The nine stalks of paddy in the centre of the shield stand for the nine states in the original federation of Negeri Sembilan. In fact, Negeri Sembilan means land of nine states. The sword and the sheath above the shield represent justice; while the changgai putri staff between them is the symbol of the sovereignty of the ruler, the Yang Dipertuan Besar. The nine-pointed star below the shield also represents the original nine states.
We're done with all the states in Malaysia. You might know, there are three federal territories in Malaysia, which are Labuan, Putrajaya, and Kuala Lumpur.
Everyday, tourists come here and look in awe at the stately and imposing National Monument. Tugu Negara or National Monument was completed in 1966. Standing 15 metres or almost 50 feet high, it is made of bronze and was designed by the famous Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon. De Weldon also sculpted the famed Iwo Jima Memorial in Virginia, United States.
The granite base has English and Malay Jawi words that read: 'Dedicated to the heroic fighters in the cause of peace and freedom. May the blessing of Allah be upon them'.
On August 27th 1975, a communist terrorist set an explosion at the monument and it suffered extensive damage. It was later restored and a fence was erected around the place. This area was declared a protected area between sunset and dawn. Everyday at dawn, a soldier raises the national flag and lowers in at dusk. Every 31st July on Warrior Day, a wreath laying ceremony takes place here.
Each figure symbolizes the seven virtues of the fallen heroes: leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice. The figures are made to be about four times that of human size. All of them are clad in military uniform. The figure holding the flag is the only figure that does not hold a gun. The two fallen soldiers represent two dead communists. You can differentiate them with the hats they wear.
In honour of the nation's heroes, the "Last Post" is sounded every Saturday from 6.00 p.m.to 6.10 p.m. except on public holidays. The "Last Post" is a bugle call used by military funerals and ceremonies commemorating those who have fallen in war. It is also a name of a poem by Robert Graves describing a soldier's funeral during World War One.
Depending on the weather, one might see the Malaysian flag flutter majestically in the wind. Called Jalur Gemilang or Stripes of Glory, the Malaysian flag has 14 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 states and the federal government. The 14-point star and the crescent represents Islam as the official religion, the blue canton symbolizes unity. The yellow the royal colour.
There is a beautiful garden in the vicinity to cool off from the tropical heat. I hope you've enjoyed my guide on the national monument, familiarizing yourself with the 13 states of Malaysia and learning a little about Malaysian history.
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The main or principal name of Almighty God is "ALLAH". There is no plural of this word. Similar word is also available in the New Testament (Gospel). It is a view that this word means "Al - Elah" means "Deity". The word "Elah" means "Deity" and "to the" for "The" in Arabic.
The Gospels tell us about the last words of Jesus. According to the Gospels (New Testament) there are three different versions of the last words spoken by Jesus on the cross. The reason is that, only translations of the Gospel are available instead of the original text, revealed in Jesus.
According to mark (15: 34-35), Jesus cried with a great cry "Do Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?". Through the centuries, according to interpreters the last words of Jesus means "do my God, my God, why I've helpless?"
In Hebrew is "Does Eli, Eli, lama azabtani?" in Aramaic "Do Elahi, Elahi, motto sebaqtani?".
The word "Elahi" is available in Arabic, meaning "My God" or "My God". This word is also available in Psalms of David in the same meaning (the text of Psalm 22: 2 in Aramaic).
According to brand, followed by Matthew (27: 46-47) the element of screaming has been further stressed that some of those present at this time would have understood that he (Jesus) was calling for the Prophet Elijah.
According to John (19: 30) "as Jesus took wine, exclaimed: 'Finished' and bowing the head, gave his spirit."
Luke (23: 46) there is a third and a different version of the last words of Jesus "And screaming with a great cry Jesus said" father into thy hands I commit my spirit. "
It is obvious that the scene of the death of Jesus in the past can not be described in a book that revealed about him in his time of life. He is just a historic Declaration which has been added in the Gospel.
Let's talk about the word "father" cited in the translation of the Gospel. There is a word "Rab", meaning "Preserver, Cherisher, holder, teacher, deity or Lord". This word was also used for "father" and its plural is "arbaab" (verse No.31 of surah 9 of the last book of Almighty God.) When used for Almighty God there plural of this word.
Jesus had used the same word of God Almighty, which was wrongly translated as "father" of the interpreters. God Almighty is far from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse. Those who eat and drink are subject to death and never die. He is the creator and all the others are his creatures are subject to death. Adam was born without father and mother, and Jesus was born without a father as Almighty God is omnipotent (have power over all things). According to the verse Desprecio surah No.3 Aal-e-Imran (the family of Imran): "the likeness of Jesus before the Almighty God is like Adam;" He created him of dust, then said to him "To be" and was".
There are two categories of prophets; "Rasool" and "Nabi". The word "Rasool" is derived from the Arabic word "Irsaal" which means "Send". It is used for a Messenger of Almighty God blessed with a book, as Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them).
"Nabi" is a/Deputy to "Rasool" as Aaron, Solomon, Zachariah and John (peace be upon them).
The word "Nabi" derives from "Naaib" which means "Deputy or Assistant".
"Rasool" also has the powers of "Nabi" as such is greater than "Nabi". Each Rasool is also a Nabi, but it is not necessary that each Nabi is also a Rasool. Rasool was not killed or murdered as he was especially sent by God Almighty. However, other prophets who were not "Rasool" but only "Nabi", were killed as Zakariya (Zacharias) and John (peace be upon them). Jesus was also a "Rasool" (Messenger of Almighty God blessed with a book) may it was not appropriate for him to be killed and assassinated, but another person of the same likeness was crucified in his place. 156-159 Verses of surah No.4 "An-Nisa" (Women) of the last book of God Almighty say minors:
"He rejected faith;" he uttered against Mary a grave false charge; that they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of God;" but they killed him not, nor had crucified him. Only a resemblance of her was shown to them. And those who differ therein are full of doubts, without knowledge of (certain). But only conjecture to follow, for of a surety killed him not; Nay, Dios raised him alone; "God is exalted in power, wise and there are none of the people of the book but must believe in him before his death, and the day of judgment will be a witness against them."
God Almighty is also called "Rahmaan" (the most merciful) and also there is no plural of this word. The last two verses of surah No.17 "Bani Israel" (the sons of Israel) have as children:
"Say, appeal to Allah, or call upon Rahmaan: by any name calling him, (it is as well): for to him belong the most beautiful names." Neither speak of their prayer aloud nor speak tone bass, but seek a middle course between.Say, praise be to Allah (God Almighty), not generating any son and has no partner in (his) domain: or him any (should) protect him from humiliation: Yes, extended it for his greatness and glory! "
In verse of surah No.82 Almighty No.5 of God (Alá) admires the Christians and says, "nearest among them in love to the believers find those who say," we Christians "because among them are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and are not arrogant." Almighty God (ALLAH) sees the faith of inner core and says in verse of surah No.2 No.62: "those who believe and those who follow the Jewish (Scriptures) and the Christians and the Sabians, whoever believe in Almighty God (ALLAH) and the last day and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord, they will not fear, nor shall they cry".
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There are a lot of negative things about Islam that circulates the news these days. Obviously, terrorism and a violent Islamic holy war are negative. However, as I with concern is the other, more interesting things about Islam that provides instant points in common with the Christians and leads to inter-religious dialogue. It's interesting things and there are tons of the same.
Everyone knows about the five pillars and all those common things about Islam. But do you know about the five important truths about Jesus light the Qur'an gives faith of? In fact, there are more, but five is a good start. The Qur'an reveals the following about Christ:
1 Jesus was the son of Maria
2. Jesus was born of a Virgin
3. The day of his birth was blessed
4 Was declared a miracle for all men
5 He was without sin
Any of these truths serves as a springboard to the Bible? Certainly, all of them are quite effective. To communicate the Gospel to Muslims usually start with one of these bridges, and then simply say, "the rest of the story is in the Bible... you would like to read it?" By the grace of God, many a man has accepted the offer and received the Holy Book of God. Some never see again, however, others meet with mature Christians regularly to read and talk about it. It's the things about Islam that we appreciate. Allow me to lagoons of bridge of spiritual understanding of a person and get to the truth of the Gospel.
Let's practice together our deductive skills... Take a look at the following verses of the Qur'an. Can you find the points mentioned in them?
Look at! In Los Angeles, said: "Oh Mary!" Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from him: his name is Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the more beyond and (the company of) the closest to Allah; S. 3:45
She said: "O my Lord!" "How am I going to have a son when no man has touched me?" Said: "even so: Allah createth what he willeth: when he has decreed a plan, but he says, 'Be' and is!" S. 3:37
He said: Nay, I am only a Messenger from your Lord and (remember) that they guarded their chastity: he breathed us in her our spirit, and she made us and her son a sign for all peoples. (to announce) thee the gift of a Holy son. S. 19
So peace is with me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day I shall be increased up to life (again)! S. 19: 33
As you learn this and other interesting things about Islam, be careful to not be fooled by the occasional poor English translations from the original Arabic Quran. Sometimes poor Word options occur that you can change the understanding of a speaker of English of a text of the Qur'an. Sometimes, especially with regard to the death of Christ, gross misrepresentations of 'annoying' words are committed. Another thing that monitor for used Koranic passages to witness or to discuss with the Muslims without fully reading and understanding them first. I know a lot of things about Islam, but I am careful and determined in how to use the Qur'an. I don't use each verse or every angle of a common ground. Use the bridges that I know are robust and proven.
I say this because there are many "lists" out there with Koranic passages unproven and untested. Not only tell a Muslim a certain verse says ' this and ' without being certain that actually say that 100%. This is very embarrassing and can undermine the credibility. Are there any other things about Islam that you and I do not know? Of course there are. I continue to study and are they inclined to what I can take the bits of truth I found in the Qur'an which aim to Christ and the Bible.
Wadia Abdullah Ibn Az-Zahir is a fervent follower of Christ who travels extensively throughout the Middle East share the Gospel with Arab Muslims. There is much more about how to use the Qur'an and interesting things about Islam that can help us to produce more fruit. Simple approach of Wadia uses these types of Koranic bridges to Christ and is field proven and Christ honoring.http://www.islamandjesus.com.
All and every phenomenon (consciously or not) in the world that man is administered entirely by laws made by God, IE. they are obedient to God and submission to his laws, they are in the State of Islam. Man possesses the qualities of intelligence and the choice is therefore invited to submit to the good will of God and obey his law, i.e. to be a Muslim.
Submission to God's good will, together with obedience to his law beneficial, i.e. to become Muslim, is the best safeguard for peace and harmony throughout its existence of man.
What is still a subject to scrutiny in the Western world, based on the images of some distorted Islam would say is the concept of Jihad. Indeed the justification for Jihad is a complex and subtle issue. It is safe to assume that it is only until that carried out attacks (direct and indirect) delivered to the Muslim communities which, in somewhat disproportionate conditions, some counter-offensive occurred sporadically and somewhat strategically. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 States had distributed on four continents, has closed the trend of the prevailing Islamophobia throughout the world on XI session of the Islamic Summit held in the Senegalese capital Dakar on 13-14 March 2008. The organization urged Europe and America to take stronger measures against 'Islamophobia' in a report had been prepared for a Summit of the 57 members in Dakar and warned that an increase "alarming" anti-Islamic insults and attacks in the West has become a threat to international security. This monitoring group hopes that Europe and North America to do more, through legislation and social action, to protect Muslims from threats and discrimination and prevent insults against Islam's religious symbols.
Misleading errors were made in our time and in the middle ages (of Islam) due to an inaccurate interpretation of the Jihad. As it must be understood that the word "Jihad" is derived from the Arabic root "Juhd", which means "strive" and therefore used figuratively to religious wars. It seems that the word "Yudh", which is commonly used by Hindus to mean war, is actually a corruption of the word jihad. Since Arabic is the mother of all languages, emerged from which all other languages, the word "Yudh", which is Sanskrit means war is really the same as "juhd" or "jihad". Over time the letter "jim" was replaced by the letter "and" and then another alteration, the word spoken with phonetic emphasis.
Patriarchs and religious scholars have always been jealous of prophets and messengers of God due to its previous losses to disciples and prestige. This provoked the hostility of the scholars Pagan, Jewish and Christian and prevented them from accepting the truth in the time of Muhammad (PBUH). Orphans and weak, defenceless women were massacred in the streets and alleys. Even so, God sent there not be any retaliation against evil. While the streets ran red with their blood, not make a sound. This attitude of humility and firmness caused the enemies of Islam to intensify its persecution, and keep preying on that Holy community to date.
As a result of the foregoing, here comes the commandment which in other words, came to be known as Jihad. The language par excellence, which still stands in the Qur'an as specific to those days when people come into the fold of Islam were being slaughtered like sheep and lambs, as follows: Allah has heard the cryof oppression who are killed and converted unfairly from their land and allowed to retaliate. Allah is omnipotent and capable of helping the oppressed. (Al - Juzw 17, Surah al - Hajj).