Second Part: This article of mine was a translation in Urdu of the original work by Dr Humayun Khan. This discusses about universe, big bang, crunch and hereafter signs.
Second Part: This article of mine was a translation in Urdu of the original work by Dr Humayun Khan. This discusses about universe, big bang, crunch and hereafter signs.
Attached urdu article published in Rafeeq-Manzil in November 2001. I was in Engineering 1st Year. Enthusiastic in exploring Quran’s scientific miracles.
In reference to the following news it is worth noting what was prophesied almost 1400 years ago.
If your socks told your feet how to run faster, would you wear them? If a camera embedded in your scarf filmed your daily interactions, would you wear it? Do you use even half the functions your smartwatch offers?
“Wild animals and inanimate objects will speak – The end of a whip will speak A shoelace will speak – A man’s thigh will give news of his family
The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) related to us that among the signs of the Hour is that wild animals will speak, the end of a whip will speak, a shoelace will speak, and a man’s thigh will speak!
Abu Sa‘eed Al-Khudri narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) said, “By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, the Hour will not begin until wild animals speak to men, until the end of a man’s whip and his shoelace speak to him, and his thigh tells him news of his family after he left.”
“Until wild animals speak,” refers to animals such as lions,”
“Some researchers have stated that what is meant by the end of the whip, the shoelace, and the thigh speaking are modern means of communication that have been invented in our own era, such as mobile phones and means of listening which can transmit the smallest and faintest sounds.
It has also been suggested that this should be understood according to the apparent meaning, which is that whips, shoelaces, and thighs will speak real words. Allah knows best.”
It is interesting to note the following news and the technological advancements happening which seems like the fulfilment of said prophecy.
However the authentic scripts are interpreted as exotic obscene stories. So when you messed up with Solomon’s (pbuh) story, Satan got the edge to get you astray.
As with quadratic outcomes these two events happened simultaneously. One of my friend left Islam and i met a person who accepted Islam without a logical reason. He just got peace while in Islam. However, inspirational drives and spontaneous decisions are always fragile. To accept a lifestyle we need conviction.
While discussing with the non-believer (ex muslim) i came across many arguments which are very much self explanatory and do not contradict any scientific facts. When i clarified; the discussion hopped on to different questions and then casual laugh and emotional discharges which was difficult for me to handle, so i left the discussion. I generally avoid any discussion which is having any slightest hint of contempt among the idea being discussed. If you are to be firm in what you believe and violate the logic and reasoning and ridicule with occasional LOLs i love to be defeated. Pride, ego, contempt and envy is satanic and i say “Auzubillah himinash shaitan-nir-rajeem“.
One of the argument discussed was about the story of DhulQarNayn in chapter 18 verse 86. This was quite self explanatory that Quran do not say that the Sun sets in a muddy ground, but refers to the psychology/observation of DhulQarNayn that he found Sun to be setting in a Spring of dark mud.
[Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it [as if] setting in a spring of dark mud, and he found near it a people. Allah said, “O Dhul-Qarnayn, either you punish [them] or else adopt among them [a way of] goodness.]
There are plenty of references where the verse is explained : http://www.understanding-islam.com/q-and-a/miscellaneous-issues/regarding-al-kahaf-18-86-a-scientific-error-5198
Plus there was a Hadith where Prophet refers Sun to sets in hot spring of water. If we do some research we may find this to be erroneous as well : http://www.understanding-islam.com/q-and-a/miscellaneous-issues/where-does-the-sun-set-hadith-error-9541
Leaving apart the points of criticism, the only scientific piece of verification about the “celestial orbits and planetary motion” is mentioned in Quran. The only book with a reference to “Big Bang theory” is the Quran.
Recently i watched this video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuCPgpQl34g]. Well the verse 5:47 is about the original Injeel which was revealed to Jesus for Jews and Quran says: This is obligatory for them to follow them. This stands true and as Old Testament and Jesus’s prophecy commands to follow Muhammad (pbuh), Christians and Jews should follow. However if you take verses out of context and water-shed the translations, may Allah save you. Plus the logic of other guy in same video in the end (Nabeel Q) is not right. It is said about those who followed Torah to follow Torah and Torah prophesied Muhammad (pbuh) in clear Hebrew language [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Dhog9nr9o]. People should have a look on the reference. Muhammad is mentioned by name in Original scriptures Song of Solomon 5:16 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Dhog9nr9o
And they disable the comment section in YouTube. Bravo.
One more observation for this guy Nabeel Q about 15:91. Just to enlighten audience to me as a general reader of Quran, this talks about those who take Quran’s text in bits and pieces and give a different meaning as the people in video are doing.
[And together with the Pagans they used their underhand scheming to discredit the Quran by fragmenting it into parts, labelling some as sheer poetry, some as legendary and others as divinatory, and fed the pilgrims thoughts with their falsehood.]
If you really want to live a life of joy, pleasure, lust, romance and freedom what you comprehend, no one will stop you. Go and seek. However if you genuinely want to counter an argument counter it like a man of understanding. Present the argument or fact which can be debated. This will require you to study, learn and devote time. At times we don’t have time. We love partying, fun, drinks, laughs, lust and fall pray to the admirations which we love to be with. We do not have time, and if have some, we use it in criticising which we do not want to understand. I call this Satanic.
If you find your life fulfilling and peaceful without Islam, its OK. Islam says “There is no compulsion in religion”. In the day of judgement when Allah will ask a person to be set himself free of hellfire in exchange of all worldly benifits, he will say “Yes”. However Allah asked only to believe in the miracles which was bestowed on us and nothing more. This is called bankruptcy and people will wish to be dirt rather being human. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfzTlK074eg]
Allah will not send you in hellfire as you are not a muslim. Instead humans will come with a load of sins. Allah will definitely ask: “Did you make use of the framework i sent to you via Prophet Muhammad to get rid of the sins?”. This framework is Islam. If we fail to make use of it in safeguarding ourselves, its our failure.
We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness? http://quran.com/41/53
I feel myself blessed with the knowledge of Urdu, Hindi, English, Arabic (basics), my early study in Islam and Almighty’s blessings that i can understand and comprehend where seekers of this world get pleasure and bliss in darkness of evils.
A descriptive Presentation on the fundamentals which can bring people together if they reflect on the fundamentals of belief systems. [Ref: Lecture Series by Dr. Zakir Naik on similarities between Hinduism and Islam]
Any excellent idea, event or personality has always been a hostage of people’s restricted imagination. Be it the idea of Swaraj in Indian context, effort of AAP or restless effort of Arvind Kejriwal. This is not new for a concept victimised by general masses. Those mind who can not comprehend beyond people to people interactions are bound to criticise ideas.
The idea is to get people moving and over the times the best approach practiced was to instill greed and fear. This is quite an irony that the authentic teachings of any religion is to make people free from all desires which take the form of greed and fear, however on ground if we observe the very ground reality is quite opposite. People use religion as a tool to wrap their greed and fear around and sound holy. Often religion is used as a window to vent the emotions of anger out and worship the self greed of worldly desires. People worship since they need security from unknown fears as if someone will harm them and God will save them, or they need benefits in this world or hereafter. This vicious cycle of thought process which circles around the concept of fear and greed is well accepted to masses and then Religion; the cure to humanity is made a subject of fancy criticism.
At the same time i am not against and not contradicting the belief i carry as a Muslim. The belief around heaven, hell, angels, devils and supreme God is still intact and i never find myself in a position to bring greed or fear out of basic principles to live a peaceful life in this world. There is a sharp contrast. Personally to me hellfire and heavenly comfort is not such a source of fear and greed to drive my religious practice. These are the unseen concepts which is part of our belief system as these are taught and described in holy book and prophet (pbuh) confirmed about it. The real driver of a practice is how much you gain personally in performing an act. This is not that you please Allah with your rituals and make the divine happy, [the real point is] but you gain moral lessons and a chance to introspect which make you good “and in turns Allah become happy with you”. If a religious practice do not translate in realizing your own self, your own introspection and make you humble, calm and follower of good deeds then you are either becoming greedy or driving yourself out of fear.
So PK is right. Most of us go to Mandir or Masjid in certain defined cases. Either we are full of fear and need a quick escapism to avoid and face reality, or with full of greed to ask our God for special favors. I call this spiritual bureaucracy. This feeling is hijacked by Mullahs and Pandits and they benefit with funds from “green chadars at dargah” or “special VIP lines at Sai Baba Mandirs”. Those who are blessed go there if they get a new car or get married in order to satisfy the fear psyche of superstitious beliefs of going things wrong. How on earth a God will give a damn of your happiness of getting a car which is even not designed safe on Indian roads.
PK hits right. Religious corruption is the mother of all corruption. It blinds your eyes and make you asleep.
The interesting part of all human endeavor is that the one interested in solving the problem gets only limited 60-70 years where (s)he is continuously evolving and learning. So is it worth trying changing the world? Our beliefs, thoughts and action are so fragile and getting molded over the times. We all keep arguing, convincing and demonstrating our point of view. At times indulge in endless debates. The continuous flow of analyzing and interpreting history, experiences and perceived knowledge in deciding good and bad of this world goes on. Endless.
This is very common in discussion that we elevate an issue to an intellectual height and try others to comply to the ideal utopian situation. No one disagrees with the utopia however if people agree to it on face value; the reality of non-conformity of actions will make people feel hypocrite. In situations most of us need a confirmation on the thought we present and the defeat of people around is taken as a subject of teaching the fellow. This never works. This creates chaos and the whole purpose of healthy discourse is nullified.
All of us carry three Influence Domain (ID). The one ID is the self ID. How much we influence ourselves to follow a good idea. Without going to ask “why don’t they think like me?”, self ID takes in account how much we follow the same idea and how coherent “I am” in my thoughts and talks. And how much coherent “I am” in my talks and action. The difference between our thoughts and talks is “Hypocrisy” and the difference between our talks and action is “Personality Corruption”. Self ID should be of high integrity. When you advise others the correct way to Salah you must first think how punctual are you in Salah? At a level next you may think further to an ideal conceptual height about the ultimate objective and connection. This will make yourself more interested in enhancing self ID.
It is interesting to note that the ideal perfect practices are not to be discussed and debated, however it is a matter of devotion and practice. The gray areas of disagreement should not lit brighter than the shiny colorful fruits of benefits.
We quickly jump on the next Influence Domain i.e. Neighbors Domain. What prompts us to correct others? This is the key to ask. Do we really love a person and want that person to change or we need a certification of approval from my friend over my process of execution of certain stuffs. At times mostly we treat ourselves on the righteous origin and try to change the world. Please note that behavior changing is not an instantaneous affair. In whatever religion or school of thought you believe in there is always a space to accept the differences and do not make “Love” as a hostage of “Rules”. Either you love your neighbor or not, this is always hypocritical if you bring abstract rules to justify love and hatred.
This is really impossible if you want to bring people across family, friends, community and country to same method of executing things. This will never happen as this has never happened ever in history. The more you try, the more you will kill. You may justify this in the name of religion, nationality or hypothetical geographical border. The real solution is self awareness and being patient in understanding others. This may take ages or may not happen in your lifetime, however your effort will transcends to coming generations.
The third ID is what you establish with you and your’s true believe. Whether it is God as you conceptualize in religion or your raw intellect in Atheism. This is your affair, your sincerity and your fuel which defines you and your intent.
Well, the screw driver is slipping again against the defined shape of status quo. Truth is trapped once more since it is not supposed to take violent form. Since it ceases the existence of nobility and simplicity it is not allowed in general.
The saviour of lost sheep of Israel was prosecuted against his own people. People whom he cared for. People whom he loved but all said at a stage,”Why to rebel against Caesar”, let’s accept Caesar’s authority and be diplomatic.
Did Jesus answered the call?
Did Kejriwal answered the threat?
Will he stand against the level of torment once experienced?
Jesus created Anarchy, so did Muhammad and Abraham (pbuta). Krishna created Anarchy so did Ram. Every act of establishing “Kingdom of Heaven/Ram Rajya/Aman” is Anarchy to corrupt souls.
The sharp contrast reflected is observed only to those who have wisdom. Low interest rates and booming economy calculation in terms of GDP and Forex is more curse than cure. The little untold secrets of “religion” and “economics” is untold to masses. And the politicians play with these two keys.
Reason: People do not want to understand the simple complex terms and definitions which make them uncomfortable. They rather prefer to sleep in matrix of materialistic acquisitions. Work hard, be workaholic and follow TV. To get the unrest of soul discounted, believe in something which drifts you from the reality. So better sleep and work. Embracing reality is painful. Real embracement will make you stand and this will be painful. People rather prefer drawing-room couch, Newshour, Arnab and Kiran. And for a change of taste, Kofee with Karan.
The irony of situation is that the hooked matrix mental aptitude is stuck between personalities of political gimmicks. They have developed a sacred devotion in those who think are the next avatars of corruption busters. Be ready for a series of injustice again. This time with a new colour, smell and style.
He is like an innocent child. Nimble. Quick. Clear. Now. He just can not tolerate. He just can not moderate. Any diplomacy which sacrifices principles. He has got his Fundamentals intact. He is weak in politicizing and reaping benefit out of event. People coin events with intent. So let them be. This is how the history is.
The mountains of corruption, dishonesty, immorality and disbelieve are shouting again at “Moses”.
Will you be able to convince the Pharaoh.
Will you be able to control Egypt?
Will you be able to save Israel?
Moses is calm, composed and writing history with his bare stick.
The truth is that people discuss only people and most of them are selfish to their own ideology. Why he did this, why he did that? To most of the people their problem matters and i see people need quick solutions to their problems. Acidity. Eno. It acts fast.
The way they worship stones, graves, mazaars and peers, saints and yes of course politicians. The lazy dumbs expect some miracle. Yes, he is the man. He belongs to my community. He can bring change and lets associate the devotional feelings with this leader.
Laziness resist change. In particular a change which enables people to act. And in the due course every system become against to that ideology. Till the time promises are made a dreamy affair is established and people feel happy that something good is going to happen, and then they criticise the same people whom they elected, as criticism is also a source of happiness. Since i criticise so i am right.
Whenever any move, any act become personality dependent, it is bound to fail. Do we have the ideology which transcends the masses? Which party reflects the boldness of ideology greater than the personified leadership?
Swaraj is unique. Swaraj is the Indian way. Very few understand this in Indian context. Corruption is not the big headlines in news and some big politicians starting personal benefits. Corruption starts with the negligence and laziness we feel in implementing laws in our life. The act of outsourcing the system to few selected hands. We feel secure as there is no immediate challenge. And yes he is from my community so if he take a little advantage what is the big deal? This is corruption. People often deal with the symptoms of corruption, not THE CORRUPTION. The root cause is still in safe hands of selected fews. The mainstream political party Congress and BJP are taking advantage of the corruption phenomena in order to steer power in their court.
Corruption is worshipping stones in a way to expect miracles. Religion is not the garbage box to vent all your weakness and reckless emotions in the name of God. Religion is realisation of your own power in discovering the fact that man is nothing and the pride, greed and wicked desires need to be in constant control as we are all answerable to each other and to the Almighty.
While i was interested long time back in understanding the Islamic implementation of political environment i see many things happening now. People might say i am advocating Islam now, however this is not the case. Islamic laws are far more easy to implement if we have righteous people in place. However if we have dishonesty in place it is far more complex. i am afraid if explained in details, people will talk of AK implementing Sharia Law across India.
One of the fundamental is the empowerment of people so that they participate directly in government decision which effect people’s day to day life. No political party talk of such things in recent past except AAP. In Indian context it is called Swaraj. There is no surprise that the concept introduced by Gandhiji was inspired by Biblical and Quranic teachings he might have got while travelling South Africa. Gandhiji took a lot from Bible which we call “Satyagarah”. People who have read Bible will know the true meanings and context of Swaraj and Satyagarah. This is notable while Bible talk of the philosophy of self sacrifice to establish good, Gita talks of fighting the evil forces with all might, whereas Quran gives the both.
Oath ceremony in Public, Banning VIP culture, Leading simple life, Establishing the clarity between government and people, taking people’s consensus in public affairs, and fighting for justice and principle is all the traits explained by Khulfa-e-Rashideen long time back. This is quite refreshing to see the resurrection of these ideology in Indian context where most Muslim leaders have failed. Thats make India a land of miracles.
Jai Hind, all the best AAP,