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Re: Prostration
By:Afsara Sheikh
Date: Friday, 14 May 2010, 9:31 pm
In Response To: Re: Prostration (Salman Farrukh)

This is one example how our friends have known nothing about our unified stance on issues such as "Pillars of Islam".

Sorry to see the post from you brother Salman!

Here is Ourbeacon exposition of "Pillars".


The term "Pillars of Islam” is absolutely non-Qur’anic. There is no such term as 'Imaadil Islam' or 'Imaad-id-Deen’ in the Book. ('Imaad means pillars.) But our clergy, the "Imams" of Hadith, invented the so-called five pillars of Islam.

The Sunni Pillars:

*Iman (Faith) – *Salat (Relegated to ritual prayers five times a day) - *Zakaat (distorted as annual charity or poor-due) - *Saum (Fasting in the month of Ramadhan) - *Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah).
The clergy, however, abjectly fail to describe a beautiful building on these “pillars”. Guarding human rights, benefiting people are the central themes in the Qur’an. Give and grow!

I can imagine “Imam” Bukhari committing an atrocious forgery, writing an incomplete, erroneous sentence with a fibrillating heart and a trembling hand, "Al-binaa-il-Islam ‘ala khams.” (The foundation of Islam is on five.) Notice the word 'Pillars' missing even here, betraying his attempt at frank forgery.
The Shi’a Pillars are quite different:

*Tawheed (Monotheism) – *‘Adl (Justice) *Nubuwwat (Belief in the prophets of God) - *Imamat (Imamate or belief in "Imams") -*Qiyamat (Resurrection).

THE FOUNDATION OF ISLAM: Guarding human rights and benefiting humanity have been very frequently stressed and ordained in the Qur’an. Narrating the history of nations, the Book makes it clear that no community ever faced decline or annihilation unless they violated human rights or started oppressing the weak and stopped helping others. Not a single nation suffered humiliation or destruction for want of rituals. (To confirm these statements, see Surah 11, HUD which gives us a history of many communities).

Now just a few verses to prove the point:

19:86 And drive the violators of human rights to Hell as a thirsty herd is driven to a well.

13:17 He sends down water from the height causing the riverbeds to flow according to their measure and the flood bears on its surface swelling foam. When they use fire to refine metals for their jewelry or equipment, foam is produced like it. In this way, God is citing for you the example of the truth and falsehood. For, as far as the foam is concerned, it passes away as scum upon the riverbanks - While that which is of benefit to mankind, exists on earth. This is how God uses analogies for you to understand. [The real existence on earth is of the person or the system that benefits humanity]

20:74 Surely, as for him who shall appear before his Sustainer while he had been violating human rights, for him shall be Hell. He will neither die there nor live. [14:17, 87:13]

20:111 All faces will be humbled before the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsistent Maintainer of the Universe. And the violators of human rights will be undone.

22:45 And how many a township have We (Our Law of Requital) annihilated, for, they oppressed people and violated human rights! And now they lie deserted, with their roofs caved in! And how many a well lies abandoned, and how many a castle in ruins that once stood high!

29:69 As for those who sincerely strive for Us, We will guide them onto paths that lead to Us. (New channels keep opening for them leading them out of the spider’s web onto the straight path.) God is with the benefactors of humanity. [Muhsineen = Benefactors of humanity]

And many more verses.

Messages In This Thread

Salman Farrukh -- Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 11:27 pm
Re: Prostration
Jawaid Ahmed -- Friday, 14 May 2010, 7:52 am
Re: Prostration
Salman Farrukh -- Friday, 14 May 2010, 1:52 pm
Re: Prostration
Afsara Sheikh -- Friday, 14 May 2010, 9:31 pm
Re: Prostration
Salman Farrukh -- Friday, 14 May 2010, 11:40 pm
Re: Prostration
UmeAimon -- Saturday, 15 May 2010, 3:19 am