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Re: Who Is Muslim?
By:Jawaid Ahmed
Date: Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 3:33 pm
In Response To: Who Is Muslim? (Salman Farrukh)

22:78 Strive hard in God’s Cause, with all the striving that is due to Him. It is He Who has elected you to carry the Message and has placed no hardship in religion, the Creed of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you “Submitters” in the bygone days and now in this Revelation - That the Messenger may be a witness for you and you be witnesses for all mankind! (You shall be the watchers over people that no community oppresses the other.) So, establish the Divine System and set up the Just Economic Order, and hold fast unto God. He is your Lord Supreme, and how excellent is this Giver of support! [2:143, 2:288. Muslimeen = Muslims = Those who submit to God alone]

Diamonds are made from carbon, but not all diamonds fetch a million dollar price tag. Flaws in their structure make some only suitable for industrial use or cheaper jewelry, while others are named and known the world over; Kohinoor , for instance. They are all diamonds, but some are purer than others.

No-one has the right to say someone is a Muslim or not, but those who know should show others where they are deviating from the Message Allah has given us and then leave it up to them to accept this advice:-

2:256 (Although this Message has been sent down by the Almighty) there is absolutely no compulsion or coercion in Religion. Whoever rejects false gods (such as the clergy, human ‘authorities’) and attains conviction in God, has grasped the Unbreakable Support. And God is Hearer, Knower.

Allah will judge whether you measure up to His standards, but we should not let corruption spread upon the earth:-

11:116 But, Alas! Among the generations before your time, only a few were virtuous enough to discourage disorder in the land. We saved those few, whereas those who continued to violate human rights only pursued material riches. And they were guilty of stealing the fruit of others’ labour (and they were requited). [Zulm = Displacing something from its rightful place = Wrongdoing = Violation of human rights. Mujrimeen = Criminals = Guilty = Those who thrive on the fruit of others’ toil]

38:28 Shall We treat those who believe and improve the society as We treat those who spread corruption in the land? Or shall We treat the guardians of the Law as the Law-breakers?
38:29 This is a Scripture that We have revealed unto you (O Prophet), full of lasting Bliss that they may ponder its messages and that people of understanding may take them to heart.

Human and Muslim? Are we striving to be perfect diamonds, or are we reverting back to coal, both made from the same substance, pure Carbon!

Messages In This Thread

Who Is Muslim?
Salman Farrukh -- Monday, 31 May 2010, 6:25 pm
Re: Who Is Muslim?
shahalam -- Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 1:47 pm
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Salman Farrukh -- Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 6:49 pm
Re: Who Is Muslim?
shahalam -- Thursday, 3 June 2010, 4:04 am
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Jawaid Ahmed -- Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 3:33 pm
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Ehsan Maimoon -- Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 1:10 am
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Sultan Shaheen -- Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 10:49 pm
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Salman Farrukh -- Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 12:50 am
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Dr. Shabbir -- Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 1:57 pm
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Salman Farrukh -- Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 5:42 pm
Re: Who Is Muslim?
Ismael -- Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 1:31 am