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Azizam Jawaid - Shabbir - post completed
By:*Dr. Shabbir, Florida
Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 5:31 pm
In Response To: Re: Dr. Laurence Brown (jawaid ahmed, uk)

Azizam,

I brought your last post here. It consisted of the following link:

YOU: http://ourbeaconforum.com/cgi-bin/bbs60x/webbbs_config.pl/page/1/md/read/id/314123119174535

So let me throw a cat amongst the pigeons and play devil’s advocate:

For 14.7 billion years I did not exist and I cared nothing for this non-existence, so why should I be bothered whether I exist after death? I should make this life as harmonious for myself, my family and just as importantly, for the rest of my brothers and sisters in humanity. Thinking of the future in this way is as beneficial as thinking we will get a reward in heaven, or eternal punishment from a “Merciful” Allah. Should we interpret the verses of the Quran in this sense, rather than the life after death one we are told to believe?

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ME: Thank you for waiting, and yet I must be brief for reasons you know.

If anyone could vehemently reject secular thinking, it would by Azizam Jawaid.

'Aamaal-e-Saleh must be based on IMAN.

How many times in the Qur'an do we read - ILLAL-LAZINA AAMANU WA 'AMILUS-SAALIHAAT!

A Muslim knows that all our works leave an imprint on our 'self'. Life here & There essentially being a continuum, should make us realize that all our actions go along with us to the Next Life. This belief keeps us on the right course even when no one is watching.

Doing good to people would provide happiness and satisfaction to even an atheist. It is IMAN, our conviction in the Divine guidelines and the life Hereafter that helps us do good in complete solitude and would help, for example, even in the most notorious realm of politics.

Some Italian leader (Demir Cavar?) said, "If we did to each other in our daily lives what we do in politics, we would be known as the greatest satans."

Hoping for rewards in the Life to come is not selfish. Fearing the unpleasant consequences of transgressing the eternal moral values given in the Qur'an helps us abstain from transgressing those values under all circumstances.

"As you sow, so shall you reap" is the Divine law of just recompense that makes no exceptions.

45:22 God has created the heavens and earth with a definite purpose, and in order that every ‘self’ may be compensated for what it has earned. And no injustice will be done to them.

Thanks!

Messages In This Thread

Dr. Laurence Brown
M.Iqbal Khan, Illinois, USA -- Sunday, 18 March 2012, 7:05 pm
Re: Dr. Laurence Brown
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 2:24 pm
Dr. Laurence Brown
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 5:32 pm
Re: Dr. Laurence Brown
jawaid ahmed, uk -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 9:54 am
Azizam Jawaid - Shabbir - post completed
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 5:31 pm
Re: Azizam Jawaid - Shabbir - post completed
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Monday, 26 March 2012, 3:44 pm