Top Muslim Scholars Condemn Moscow Attack

“We condemn the recent criminal terrorist attacks, perpetrated against brothers and sisters in Islam and in Humanity, in Iraq, Moscow, and Dagestan. Islam absolutely upholds the sanctity of human life, and no grievances, even when legitimate, can ever be used to justify or legitimate such murderous and evil acts. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and our condolences to the Iraqi and Russian peoples and their religious and political leaderships.”

Signatories (25)
1.Sheikh Abu Bakr Ahmad Al-Milibari, Secretary General of the Ahl Al-Sunna Association, India
2.Dr. Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun, Grand Mufti of Syria
3.Dr. Ahmad Abd Al-Aziz Al-Haddad, Mufti of Dubai, UAE

Click below to read more:
Reuters Report :
Al Habib Ali Al Jifri Website:

Advertisements

Seeking the Truth

Today I would like to write on the candid comment posted by Truth Seeker. He thinks that the confusion of my friend that I referred in the post ‘on difference’ is quite sensible and explains the reason. He cited four ‘reasons’ or ‘methods’ of people to come to the Truth/Islam and counted Using intellect being one of them.

For me, this ‘classification of reasons’ has some serious errors. It conveys a wrong notion that the first 3 classes don’t use intellect at all!

Islam includes scores of values and principles, so nobody can swallow them all at once. However, basic principles about the Almighty God and The Beloved Messenger should not be overlooked or misunderstood, Also there are undisputed articles of the religion that everybody must accept. Later on, every Muslim is expected and instructed by the religion itself to increase his/her knowledge of Islam as much as possible.

The prophet said that the only one among 73 groups is the right group. However, he clearly defines them as those who follow THE PROPHET AND HIS COMPANIONS.

There is no room for confusion. Leave alone claims and see the reality. You can look the traditions, look out for the activities of the concerned groups, and find out the right group. That is all.

In my experience when I see the right group as visible as the daylight without any kind of confusion. I cannot help being affiliated with those people. Here, I do not care at all to be branded or to be laughed at, since I have the real conviction.

Still I listen carefully and with due respect to the argument of other groups trying to strengthen my own belief and to help them find the truth. If any body thinks that I missed the truth and is kind enough to share the truth, he conceives, I humbly do request him to come on with the facts so that finally we both can share the same real Truth.

Published in: on May 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm  Comments (1)  
Tags: , ,

On Difference!

Recently my friend posed some questions pertaining to the difference of opinions amongst the religious sects and the difficulties he faces in making the decision to be with the right people. I felt great respect when he asked me about the minimum set of belief that is needed to escape from the hellfire. While struggling to keep his way of life untainted with the culture he lives in, these differences of opinion inside the religion brought to him a kind of confusion.

Every known school of thought seemed to be biased while claiming that the ultimate truth is with them and every individual is biased to what he think as the Truth.

Should we be afraid of being biased while the truth itself is biased?

Impartiality is important and necessary for one who does not know the truth. Therefore, to find the truth we have to get a stand equally distant from and near to every party involved. But once we achieved the truth we should never lose it.

Thanks to Almighty Allah, The Holy Quran does not allow an honest truth seeker to be confused, In the First Chapter Sura Al Fatiha Vese No 7 , Allah explains clearly the Right Path as the path of the best people.

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ

“The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors, Not [the path] of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray”

If you just look around you and a bit more behind in the history you can easily see that these differences are innovations and The Great personalities of this Religion standing up as Light-houses for the whole humanity. The Holy Quran says:

وَقُلْ جَاء الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا

And say: The truth has come and the falsehood has vanished; surely falsehood is a vanishing [thing].

Published in: on April 29, 2009 at 10:22 am  Comments (3)  
Tags: , , ,