The Reality of Celebrating Eid Milad Un Nabi (S.A.W)

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Daughter of a Rajput family embraces Islam

India, Hyderabad, May 14:

Thakur Prahlad Singh cautioned his daughter Madhurani (36) ‘see the decision you have taken is extremely wrong, you go back with your decision and no one would say anything to you. You will get back daddy, mummy, and brothers and sisters’ love. But Madhurani did not pay heed to father’s anger and admonishment. Finally Thakur Prahlad Singh told Madhu ‘by looking to your determination it seems that you would rest only after accepting Islam, see! if you want to change your religion, you may become a Christian or accept Buddhism or you can become an ascetic if you like, but don’t become a Muslim. I know very well about Islam and Muslims. Woman has no position in this religion. She is thought to be a house maid. You will repent after accepting Islam. If you insist on accepting Islam I will kill you.’

When Thakur Prahlad Singh stopped expressing his views, Madhu started talking with full confidence and religious fervor. Her father, mother and others remained awestricken listening to her speech.

Madhu allayed all their apprehensions regarding Islam with complete proofs. She said ‘if there is any religion which gave a respectable status to women that is Islam. By saying that ‘Heaven lies beneath mother’s feet’ Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) raised the position of woman to the height of the sky. As far as the matter of violence is concerned, Islam didn’t teach violence rather it propagated the message of peace and brotherhood.

Daddy you term Islam as the religion devoid of manner and conduct and you think yourself to be cultured and well-mannered person still you warn me to kill if I accept Islam, while our prophet (pbuh) saved girls from being buried, nearly 1500 years ago.

Prahlad Sing and other family members remained speechless after listening to Madhus’ lecture.

Later they decided they would not force her but will convince her with love and affection. But Allah guides whom He wills. So now Madhu is before us as a pure Muslim girl and hope her parents would also embrace Islam some day.

Madhu Rani is the eldest daughter of Thakur Prahlad Singh retired government servant. She belongs to Rajput family; she has two brothers and two sisters.

Madhurani whose Islamic name is Khadija told that the pleasure and tranquility she experienced after embracing Islam cannot be narrated in words. She was born in Warangal.

Throwing light on the causes and reasons behind accepting Islam, Khadija told that she decided to embrace Islam after deep study of religious books of Hinduism and the holy Quran. She thought herself to be the most blessed person after becoming a Muslim. Answering a question she told that there were few Muslim workers in the company where she used to work; and she liked the way her friends used to offer prayers. She was very much impressed to see congregational prayers. She further told that though she was born in a hardcore Hindu family, from the beginning itself, she disliked bowing down before multiple gods.

Khadija told that Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is repeatedly mentioned in all the Hindu religious scriptures. All the books also mentioned Oneness of Allah.

After studying the religious books for years, many questions came to her mind. Who is she? What is her aim of life? But when she started reading the holy Quran she found answers to all her questions.

According to her she recited ‘kalima’ silently for three years and used to pray secretly. But it became difficult for her to stay in her house after becoming Muslim. Hence seeing all these problems Khadija left her house on March 20, 2012 leaving a chit stating she is leaving her house for Islam with her own consent.

Siasat Daily report

Where is Allah?

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[42:11]…Nothing is like Him (SWT). And He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.


By Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam (HA)

Q:) How should a Muslim respond to where Allah Almighty is? As this is great Aqidah confusion between the ummah?

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

The issue of “Where is Allah?” is something that was never debated or made a matter of dispute among the Muslims throughout the ages and eras. Unfortunately, due to immense ignorance about our deen, certain Muslims spend and waist their precious time arguing about petty and trivial issues and forget about their real duties and responsibilities.

The belief (aqidah) one must have regarding his Lord and Creator is that Allah Almighty is One, there is nothing like Him, there is nothing that can overwhelm Him, there is no god besides Him and He is Eternal without a beginning and Enduring without end. He will neither perish nor come to an end and nothing happens except what He wills. No imagination can conceive of Him and no understanding can comprehend Him. He is different from any created being.

Allah Most High says about Himself:

“There is nothing whatever unto like Him.” (Surah al-Shura, 11).

And He says in Surah al-Ikhlas:

“And there is none like unto Him.” (112: 4).

Due to the above and other texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, one of the major beliefs a Muslim must have regarding Allah Most High is that there is no creation that is similar to Him. If Allah is regarded to be similar or resemble or have any qualities of His creation, then that would constitute disbelief (Kufr).

Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (Allah have mercy on him) states:

“Whoever thinks that Allah has a body made of organs, then he is an idol-worshipper…Whosoever worships a body is regarded a disbeliever by the consensus of all the scholars, the early scholars (salaf) and the late (muta’akhirun)” (Iljam al-Anam an Ilm al-Kalam, 6-8).

If one believes that there is nothing similar to Allah in any way, then his Aqidah is correct and there is no need for disputes and arguments. I believe that there isn’t a Muslim that really believes that Allah is similar to his creation in any way, thus disputes and arguments must be avoided. Yes, if one does believe that Allah has hands, feet, face, etc…that is similar to his creation, then without doubt this person would come out of the fold of Islam.

Regarding the question, “where is Allah?”
1 Firstly, it should be remembered that this is not something that one will be asked about on the day of Qiyamah. We are in need of people really learning about the basics of Islam, rather than engaging themselves in these matters. Those that argue and cause destruction with such issues are normally ignorant about even the basics of Salat, Zakat, Hajj, etc… We need to really wake up and smell the coffee!
2 Secondly, this question in itself is wrong. We ask regarding the whereabouts of a person that lives in time and space. For example, I encompass time, meaning I live in time, and I have a body that needs to fill some space.

However, Allah, Mighty and Majestic, is the creator of time and space. If we limit Him to any time or space, then this would imply that we resemble Him to his creation by giving Him a body, as space is limited. If one was to say that Allah is everywhere, then this is wrong, as ‘everywhere’ is limited and ends somewhere, whereas Allah is not limited.

Similarly, to say that Allah is on earth, sky, moon, sun, throne, etc… is also wrong, as all these things are limited and to limit Allah to any created thing is Kufr.

Imam al-Tahawi (Allah have mercy on him) states in his famous al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya:

“He (Allah) is beyond having limits placed on Him, or being restricted, or having parts or limbs. Nor is He contained by six directions as all created things are.” (P. 9).

Imam al-Nasafi (Allah have mercy on him) states:

“He (Allah) is not a body (jism), nor an atom (jawhar), nor is He something formed (musawwar), nor a thing limited (mahdud), nor a thing numbered (ma’dud), nor a thing portioned or divided, nor a thing compounded (mutarakkab), nor does He come to end in Himself. He is not described by quiddity (al-ma’hiya), or by quality (al-kayfiyya), nor is He placed in space (al-makan), and time (al-zaman) does not affect Him. Nothing resembles Him, that is to say, nothing is like Him.” (See: Sa’d al-Din al-Taftazani & Najm al-Din al-Nasafi, Sharh al-Aqa’id al- Nasafiyya, 92-97).

In conclusion, one must have the Aqidah that Allah Most High is pure from space and time. It is wrong to say that He is everywhere and it is also wrong to believe that He is on something, as all these are limited whereas Allah Almighty is limitless. However, we must believe that His knowledge encompasses everything, and he knows, sees and listens to everything.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best