Month: April 2019

Don’t Despair

What happens when a person is overly focused on the worldly / material life?Prophet Muhammad pbuh said that “Poverty is put before his eyes”. No matter where you look, you see it. It means it always feels that the person doesn’t have enough. So, the focus becomes “what I don’t have.” This person’s affairs become scattered. His/Her heart is not content.When the next life is the focus, the person’s matters become joined. Allah helps you in your matters. Allah puts contentment in their heart. Instead of you running after worldly gains, life comes to you.How to find refuge in the storm? It is only through nearness to Allah SWT. Nothing in life comes to the person except of what is written for him/her anyways.

The Black Hole in Light of The Quran

Since childhood, I wondered about the Mi’raj (Night Journey of Prophet Muhammad pbuh) and how it could have been possible. Specifically, how was it possible that the Prophet pbuh mounted a mythological hybrid horse named “Buraq” and went to the heavens, to meet and take directions from Allah SWT?The video below makes a connection between Mi’raj and the black holes. Recently, with the first photograph ever taken of a Black Hole, the interest in this debate is sparked. Was a black hole the conduit through which the Buraq took the Prophet pbuh to paradise.Another point to consider perhaps, is this; “The Encyclopaedia of Islam, referring to Al-Damiri’s writings, considers Buraq to be a derivative of Arabic: برق‎ barq “lightning”. Taken from Wikipedia. So, either Buraq was lightening-fast, or this is some reference to light, which as one would assume, is part and parcel of space travel.

The Prophets of Islam

25 Prophets Peace Be Upon Them, are mentioned by name in the Quran, even though there are many more in Islamic tradition. There is a hadith from Prophet Muhammad PBUH, albeit weak, that puts the number at 124,000. Belief in the Prophets of Islam is an article of faith for Muslims and Muslims must respect all of the prophets. One manner in which this respect is exhibited, is the use of the words “Alayhe Salam” (peace be upon him) or AS for short.

Tazkeer Bil Quran – Belief in Sacred Scriptures of God

Belief in all Abrahamic holy scriptures is an article of Iman (faith) is Islam. Prophet Muhammad PBUH said;”Iman (Faith) is that you believe in God and His Angels and His Books and His Messengers and the Hereafter and the good and evil fate [ordained by your God].” – The Hadith of GabrielMuslims believe that the following texts were authored by God, and sent down to humanity via His Prophets (PBUT);Suhuf Ibrahim (Abrahamic Scrolls) – Revealed (approximately ???) to Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) PBUH revelation started 1st of RamadanTorat (Torah) – Revealed (approximately 1500 BCE) to Prophet Musa (Moses) PBUH revelation started 6th of RamadanZabur (Pslams) – Revealed (approximately 1000 BCE) to Prophet Dawud (David) PBUH revelation started 18th of RamadanInjeel (Gospel) – Revealed (approximately 1 CE) to Prophet Esa (Christ) PBUH revelation started 13th of RamadanQuran – Revealed (approximately 610 to 632 CE) to Prophet Muhammad PBUH revelation started 23rd of Ramadan