[ 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. ]
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Salamun A’laikum to those who have ‘Faith’ ( i.e mukmin ) – QS 06 : 54
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
The situational case :
A non-Muslim asked a Muslim regarding Islamic issues. The Muslim answered as the following : [ NOTE : the answer that you will read is an original text – I asked the person who wrote the ‘answer below’ for allowing me to post here. Please read it and after that, it would be my commentary due to the original text. I advise you to read until the end to avoid misunderstanding.]
This is my personal answer, based on my understanding and in fact i’m still learning..
Islam is not like any other religion. It is holy and honour. I was born in a muslim family, so automatically my birth certificate state that i am a muslim. In that situation, am I really a muslim?? Certainly no. In tauhid islam, everything must start with ‘BELIEVE’. when you believe, in there is Allah, Muhammad is his prophet, there’s a life after death, heaven and hell,and not to forget AL-Quran is not a book written by muhammad, but it is a message from Allah through Jibril (an angel) as guidance for all people,etc.. …and only after that believe..you become a muslim. Of course after saying syahadah, officially you declare yourself as one of the believer..
As i said before, Islam is not like any other religion, where you can come and go, saying that you believe and the next day, you said u don’t. It’s not a toy, that you can play with, not a cloth to wear on and off..it is something that you hold throughout your life.
And for those who turn away from islam, prophet muhammad told us to first, have a diplomacy, asking why, advice.Next, is to warn and lastly is to kill.
the reason is to make it clear that Allah is not something that you can play with, not somebody you can tease..
same like jesus and any other ‘god’, do u obey someone that you can make fun with??Do u pray to the god that is just nobody??Please answer me..I love to know from you, B** [ NOTE : the name been hided ].
And all those things you found in your research,and that beheaded thing, as i said in my previous mail, is it really taught in Islam?
I’ve already answer that question..
I disagree and in fact I condemn those who act for themselves or their group, and claim that it is for the sake of Islam, especially when it actually against the islamic values..
and one more thing, about ‘there is no force in islam’, it is quoted from the quran, where if i’m not mistaken, the story is about when we try to approach a non-muslim and ask him to convert to Islam,and he rejects, as a muslim, we must respect that.Don’t force.
I didnt force u to accept my answer because initially, you don’t even believe in what i believe, do u??
can’t wait to hear from u too!
[ Okay, Let us start sharing~ Please read until the end.]
1. Quotation :
At this point, you miss a very2 important information regarding universal concept of Islam.
Did you hear that : ” every child born in ‘Fitrah’, the child become a Yahudi, a Nasrani or a Majusi base on the parents guidance.”?
Yes! it was a sahih hadith from what Rasulullah salallahu a’laihi wa salam said.
Simply to say, children is Muslim – i.e already surrendered to the One who creates them [ NOTE : follow up the commentary that you will know the meaning and relation of the word ‘Islam‘ in our way of life.], then they become Jew ( for eg. ), why? Because, they are ” FOLLOWing ” mostly their parents!
( But, yes, I can’t deny that some of the children follow their friends n etc either. )
2. Quotation :
My opinion is, your idea is correct, but the detail explanation is important to deliver the correct message to the non-Muslims.
Okay, Let’s see.
In this al-Deen, i.e the way of our life is al-Islam, there’s a different between ‘ Muslim ‘ and ‘ Mukmin’ . ( there’s another too, but I want to stress up both terms ).
Why they are different?
Let’s look up to Quran al-Karim, surah al-Hujraat ( chapter 49): verse 14,
” The Badwi Arabs (desert Arabs),say : “We believe ( i.e Mukminin )“.Say ( to them ) :”Ye have no faith;but ye say ‘We have submitted our wills to Allah ( i.e Muslimin )’, for not yet has faith enter your hearts. … “
to give you more understand, let me explain in Bahasa Malaysia,
Ketika Rasulullah salallahu a’laihi wa salam berdakwah kepada orang Arab Badwi, mereka terkenal dengan budaya yang kasar dan pemikiran yang cetek dan kolot ketika itu, dapat memahami dakwah Baginda salallahu a’laihi wa salam dan mereka memeluk Islam ( dengan mengucap shahadatain ).Kemudian mereka serta-merta mengatakan : “Kami beriman!”, (Allah subhanahu wa taa’la memerintah Muhammad salallahu a’laihi wa salam menegur mereka, iaini Arab Badwi tadi pada ketika itu ), katakanlah : “Kamu belum beriman! Tetapi katakanlah ‘Kami telah tunduk ( islam – ayat perbuatan, maka perkataan ‘Muslim’ bermaksud orang yang tunduk. Kepada siapa? Kepada Allah subhanahu wa taa’la semata-mata – konsep ‘Laa Ilaha ill Allah’ ), kerana IMAN belum masuk ke dalam hatimu. … ( sila rujuk terjemahan Quran anda! ).
Then, from this verse of Quran, after you made declaration, you are a Muslim, BUT! a BELIEVER ( i.e mukmin )? still have a way to go, not now but ‘after that’ should be, base on your will!
I love to say this statement : ‘You can not be a Mukmin if you are not a Muslim. Be a Muslim, struggling to achieve a level as a Mukmin is MUST ! and in order to be a true Muslim ! ‘
hmmm.. so far, is it okay? I hope so…
To avoid misunderstanding, I would like to prove you, the meaning of ‘ISLAM’. Which the word not only as the NOUN but also the VERB! Let’s check it out!!
Quran al-Karim, surah Aali Imran ( chapter 03 ) : verse 19,
” Truly, the al-Deen ( the way of life – some translation rather to write ‘religion’ ) with Allah is al-Islam …”
as what you said, if you didn’t know language very much, people who know better will twist you up only using the language.
The same thing to Arabic.
Back to the verse of Quran, it is al-Islam ( The submission/surrender whole-heartedly , The peace – I gave you some of the meanings of the word ), that Allah subhanahu wa taa’la accept as the al-Deen ( the way of life )!
Look up to your Quran!
the word AL plus ISLAM = AL-ISLAM.
If you know Arabic, any word that begin with ‘AL-‘ is the NOUN.
Next, in the Quran al-Karim, surah al-Baqarah ( chapter 02 ) : verse 131,
” When his Lord said to him : ‘ASLIM!’ ( means : SUBMIT! ), he said : ‘ASLAMTU li rabbi al-A’lamin’ ( means : I have submitted to the Lord of the worlds. “
okay, let’s check this one,
once again, let’s refer to the language, i.e Arabic, ( look at your Quran! )
the word ASLIM! , is an order word, in Arabic so called fai’l amar,
( now, you may look up to Arabic-English-Malay Dictionary ),
the root word for the verb SUBMIT ( in English ) or SERAH ( in Malay ) is SALLAM ( in Arabic ). Let’s check the relation of the word ‘ISLAM’ :
according to grammar for Arabic :
in the present tense ( fai’l mudhari’ ) for the phrase : I submit is : ASLIMU , and for the past tense ( fai’l madhi ) : I submitted is : SALIMTU.
( I hope you could understand, if you didn’t trust me, you may ask your friends or any one who knows Arabic )
the conclusion is : the word ‘ISLAM‘ was expressed here as the VERB!
3. Quotation :
At this point, I kinda agree with you.
Let’s recall our knowledge about the history of our prophet’s life or sirah Rasulullah salallahu a’laihi wa salam.
By the way, my intention is to suggest you for thinking and considering the true story. ( Please look up your book of Sirah Rasulullah salallahu a’laihi wa salam )
Muslims was divided into 2 groups : Mukminin and Munafiqin!! [ NOTE : the discussion here only base on the time of prophet’s life – ATTENTION to the next questions ]
What? When? How could it be?
YES!! It truly happen.
It started after Rasulullah salallahu a’laihi wa salam hijrah from Makkah to Yathrib ( then the name change to Madinah ), that’s mean during 10 years of his life in Madinah, the Munafiqin was existed!
Do not believe in me? No problem, hehe… Let’s look up to our Quran al-Karim, please tell me and list all the chapters of the Quran, where the word ‘Munafiq’ and related to it (including the statement : ‘People who have a disease in their hearts and etc’ .
After that, please check up one by one, WHERE did the chapters reveal in?
The answer is :’ in the MADINAH, that’s why in every surah / chapter, we were mentioned either it is the Surah Madaniah or the Surah Makkiah ( i.e revealed in Makkah )’.
This is REALITY.
This people called as Munafiqin, they said they are Muslims, but HYPOCRITE!!!!
They declare themselves as Muslims by saying shahadatain, performing solah, fasting in Ramadhan and so on so forth, BUT from the bottom of their hearts, they hate Islam, try to break up the relationship between Muslims in order to weaken the Islam and etc.
That’s why, they also called as : ‘The People Who Have a Disease inside Their Hearts’.
What does Allah subahanahu wa taa’la say about this type of people ?
In the Quran al-Karim, surah al-Baqarah ( chapter 02 ) : verse 08, 09 and 10,
” And of mankind, there are some ( hypocrites ) who say : ‘We believe in Allah and the Last Day’ while in fact they believe not.”
” They ( think to ) deceive Allah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive ( it ) not! “
” In their hearts is a disease ( of doubt and hypocrisy ) and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. “
I think the information about Munafiqin is okay at this point.
But, honestly I have some information to elaborate ‘the hypocrisy in Islam‘.
If you want, you may ask me.
4. Quotation :
These points are very2 dangerous if we made some mistakes to explain them to others especially to convey them the messages.
First of all, ‘there is no force in Islam!’ . Allah subhanahu wa taa’la says,
in Quran al-Karim, surah al-Baqarah ( chapter 02 ) : verse 256 ( Revealed in Madinah ),
” There is no compulsion in al-Deen. Veryly, the Right path has become distinct from the wrong path. …”
YES! we can not force people to accept Islam!
But don’t ever forget that WE i.e Mukminin have a DUTY or an OBLIGATION which is the big part in al-Deen al-Islam, it is : ‘CALL people to Islam ( i.e dakwah ) or in another meaning is DELIVER the messages of Islam to people! as the way of Prophet salallahu a’laihi wa salam‘s did ( i.e his SUNNAH )’
Allah subhanahu wa taa’la said to Muhammad salallahu a’laihi wa salam, at that time he was delivering a message of Islam to one of the Heads of the Quraish,
in the Quran al-Karim, surah A’basa ( chapter 80 ) : verse 07,
” Though it is no blame to you if he will not become pure ( from disbelief, you are only a Messenger, your duty is to convey the message of Allah ). “
As what I said, our duty is : ‘call people to Islam or convey the messages of Islam ( i.e dakwah )‘, it depends on you whether you accept it or not, when Muhammad salallahu a’laihi wa salam did dakwah to people of Makkah, many of them rejected Islam, then Allah subhanahu wa taa’la commanded Muhammad salallhu a’laihi wa salam at that time ( and for mukmin especially at this time ) to say to those people who rejected the message ( i.e al-Kafirun ),
Quran al-Karim, surah al-Kafirun ( chapter 09 ) : verse 01-06,
” Say! : ‘O ye that reject Faith ( i.e al-Kafirun ) ! I worship not that which ye worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. To you be your Way of life, and to me mine. “
When Rasulullah salallahu a’laihi wa salam became a Leader to the people of Madinah ( Muslims and Non-Muslims ), he made the Charter of Madinah ( in Malay : Piagam Madinah ).
This fact in the history, even the western historians knew it!
My question is : WHAT is the content of the charter?
Let me tell you some of the content of the charter. ( summarization )
- -People of Madinah FREE in practicing their religions.
- -People of Madinah is the ONE ummah and each person has responsibility to the State of Madinah. Hating each other is prohibited.
- -The guarantee in peaceful life to non-Muslims as long as they OBEY the CHARTER of MADINAH.
- – so on and so forth.
If you didn’t believe in me, you may find out by yourself. Yosh~
The messages after this, you need to think deeply :
- -If you have NO intention to embrace Islam, it is fine. You can keep with your previous religion.
- -You don’t want Islam is fine, BUT if you AGAINST Islam, it is another case.
- -If you EMBRACED Islam, you can not TURN BACK to the previous religion or go to another religion!
- -These are clear. You have only 2 choice :
- You want and embrace Islam, we are welcoming you, BUT no TURN BACK or TURN AWAY!
- You do not accept Islam and keep with your own way of life, okay, BUT do not AGAINST Islam.
NO COMPULSION and easy to choose from the both of them.
And What? TURN AWAY FROM ISLAM after embracing it?
Wait the minute!
Let’s see to our option.
The 1st choice, the 2nd choice, and errr….. NO 3rd choice? Ahah!!!!!
What should we do about this? What should we do?
okay….I want to explain the very simple explanation.
Islam is The Way of Life ( i.e al-Deen ), which includes SYSTEMS that COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER.
When this case : ‘Turn away from Islam‘ happen, we have to refer to Islam, the system in it which solve the problem ( for eg. , the ‘TRUE‘ Law of Islam ) .
The conclusion is : ‘ Did we force people to accept Islam? ‘
Some one said : “Muhammad did indeed kill men, women and children in his conquest to spread Islam.”
Show the proof! The proof!
Making such a statement without any proof, NO logic at all, when you said you made some researched. If you show the proof, we could know whether you misunderstand the history or misreading or what ever. Frankly, that is NOT my way in writing and in sharing my knowledge. *sigh*
Okay, Let’s think,
What should we do, when a WOMAN bravely tried to MURDER by poisoning the food and giving the food by her own hand to the Leader of the State? The good thing is, he ( i.e the Prophet salallahu a’laihi wa salam ) could avoid from eating it, BUT, one of his companions was a victim, DIED IMMEDIATELY after he ate the food only by ONE BITE ( very strong poison )!
What should we do to her?
Please think . . .
What should we do, when A WHOLE MAN in one group promised and obey to the Leader of the State as they admitted the Charter of Madinah, that they MUST PROTECT the state during any situations, but they BETRAYED by HELPING THE ENEMY in khandak / al-Ahzab War?
What should we do to them?
Please think . . .
and so on. THE FACTS already in your historical book. Read~ Read~
Allahu Taa’la A’lam
Allah subhanahu wa taala knows better