We are in One Nation~

[ The post is based on my knowledge from my investigation, research, reading, watching the documentaries and etc. As a Muslim, from what I believe, I am not perfect. May be you do not agree with me. But, as what I told you in ‘About’ the blog, let us sharing, if you have brilliant ideas and more information than me, why not you share with me and the readers generally. Thank you for your cooperation. ]

Peace Be Upon You~

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


Allah subhanahu wa taa’la says, ( Quran, chapter ‘Al-Hajj’ ( 22 ) : verse 78 ) :

” …..  It is He Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation), ….. “

[ Malay translation : ‘ Dia ( Allah subhanahu wa taa’la ) menamakan kamu: Orang-orang Islam semenjak dahulu dan di dalam (Al-Quran) ini ‘ ]


Allah subhanahu wa taa’la says that people who is before us ( i.e those who followed the previous prophets, before the prophet Muhammad salallahu a’laihi wa salam ) and including us ( i.e ummah of Muhammad salallahu a’laihi wa salam ), are only ONE that He calls as MUSLIMS.

But today ( and also in a long time ago ), this people calls themselves in other names in order to show they are separating each other. For instance, Yahudi ( i.e Jew ) and Nasrani ( i.e Christian ). The proof is, both of them ( said in their holy books ) claimed they are on the path of Abraham ( Ibrahim a’laihi salam ). We also claim like that too. Simply to say here : ” today we have 3 religions which claimed they are on the path of Abraham ( i.e Islam, Jew and Christian – according to the Holy Books- Al-Quran Al-Karim, Torah and Holy Bible ) “.

All right ! The thing become interesting is when I am thinking more about Jew and Christian, I wonder : ” where are they come from? what are their history that become Jew and Christian? and why they are Jew and Christian ( means they separated into 2 religions ) even though they are from one nationality, that is HEBREW? “

Alhamdulillah.Praise be to Allah,Most High alone, I was provided with internet in my hostel here, so I use it for investigating just only by surfing it.Okay! I knew already their background, history and etc. BUT, those still not satisfied me. Why? Because I found both of them also worship to Allah subhanahu wa taa’la. Then, I wonder : ” how HEBREWs perform their MAIN prayer to Allah subhanahu wa taa’la ( in Islam it is ‘solah fardh‘ ) ? “.( I used hebrew because Jews say that they followed the prophet Moses ( Musa a’laihi salam ) and Christians say that they followed prophet Jesus son of Mary ( Isa ibn Maryam a’laihi salam ), BOTH of the prophets are HEBREW ( from banu Israel ) ).

Ahah! Once again, I was investigating it too. Mashallah! Subhanallah! I was surprised! Why? Because i saw before my very eyes that the way they perform their prayer as same as Muslims perform their solah! Why did I say like that? Because the ‘ BASIC PROSTRATIONS ‘ as same as ours. Just watch it :

[ NOTE : I advise you to watch every videos from the beginning until the end. If you angry, be patient! If the buffering takes too long, be patient too- may be you should change the internet connection which more fast, kidding! sorry~ ]

Ancient Jews Prayer :

[ Click HERE , if you can’t see the video ]

Early Christians Prayer :

[ Click HERE , if you can’t see the video ]

Daily Jewish Prayer and Submission :

[ Click HERE , if you can’t see the video ]

Again! I ask myself : ” They are worshiping Allah subhanahu wa taa’la. They submitted to Him,Most High. Then, Islam in arabic means submission. That’s mean : are they ‘Muslims’ ? I think, YES they are, but they did not know ( of course, I knew that they are NOT YET because they must declare shahadatain first and so on ) “.

Again! I wonder : ” why they do not embrace or choose Islam? We are Muslims, we do not deny the existence of the prophets before Muhammad salallahu a’laihi wa salam. We accept them because it is WAJIB in our AKIDAH , our faith as Muslims, which if you are denying it, you are not a Muslim! Allah subhanahu wa taa’la says ( Quran, chapter ‘Al-Baqarah’ ( 2 ) : verse 285 ) :

” The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His apostles. “We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His apostles.” And they say: “We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.” “

And we also follow the path of Abraham peace be upon him. Allah subhanahu wa taa’la asks us to say to the Jews and Christian if they ask us to ‘follow’ them ( i.e their way of life ), ( Quran, chapter ‘Al-Baqarah’ ( 2 ) : verse 135 ) :

” They ( i.e Jews and Christians ) say: “Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation).” Say thou: “Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with Allah.”


Then, I’m starting realize that as the Mukmins, our responsibility is  to spread, to preach and to deliver clear messages about the TRUTHs to them and to mankind generally. We do as what we responsible to do ( i.e amanah ), but we do not force them to accept it.

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” What if so many evidences prove that Islam is the truth, but they still with their stubbornness in their previous religions? “ . Islam taught us : ‘ HIDAYAH ‘ is belong to Allah subhanahu wa taa’la alone. We are His slaves only OBEY His commands including ‘ DAKWAH ‘. As long as you do your AMANAH, it is Islam. The people who receive your dakwah is up to them whether they want to accept it or not, we just say ( Quran, chapter ‘Al-Khafirun’ ( 109 ) : verse 6 ) :

” To you be your Way, and to me mine. “


Even in the history of Islam, the history of Rasulullah salallahu a’laihi wa salam ‘s life, he is the messenger, the apostle of Allah subhanahu wa taa’la, also did not have any authority to guide ( i.e HIDAYAH ) his beloved uncle, Abu Thalib ibn Abd Al-Muthalib to accept Islam, even so many times he tried to attract him ( i.e  dakwah ) to him :

It is true thou wilt not be able to guide every one, whom thou lovest; but Allah guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance. ( Quran, chapter ‘Al-Qasas’ ( 28 ) : verse 56 ).

Masjid

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Allahu taa’la a’lam.

Allah knows best.

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