I was explaining Islam to a non-Muslim friend. He came up with a couple of questions that actually confused me as well. I have been told since I was a kid that Islam is one true religion and everything else is a lie. How can I be sure that it is not a man-made religion and it really is the truth? I have gone through the embryology example. Anything else that could prove the divine presence in holy Qur’ān?
We see across so many Muslims living in this world but most of them are either obeying only some of the teachings of Islam and some of them are in confliction with each other. What is the solution to make them aware of real teachings of Islam and how would we represent the Islamic views?
Who Speaks for Islam in this Era? Islam addresses the whole world and we today do not know the political aspect of Islam. The scholars who speak about the political aspect on Islam make me feel so much aggrieved. They always or mostly in one way or other teach us to become rebellious or to revolt against our corrupt leaders without mentioning the criteria as how to judge them to be corrupt. I always have found this view conflicting with traditions narrated in the Hadith books. The situation in the Arab world from today is one present example which is not more than a revolt against the leaders. Amazingly if the leaders try to resist, the rebels is considered guilty of killing, murder and tyranny but being rebellious is never considered a crime in most of the cases according to the most of the youth of the Muslims. Who really speaks for Islam? What is the view of Islam on revolting against the Leaders? If there is a right for the Leader then one should not forget the fact that the leader should be a leader in its complete sense. Who gives the rebels the right to speak that if people rebel against a leader he should not resist against the rebels? We Muslims were never in a state where we were united on one leader in any country. Why we always speak about our leaders and to revolt against them and then put ourselves behind bars or face injuries and loose our loved ones and then claim our leaders to be ruthless? Are not these we ourselves who inflict ourselves with this by revolting and making our selves killed?
In Islam, what does it mean if one is thinking/speaking of something and then it occurs or they hear about it straight after e.g. thinking about a place and someone else brings it up, or thinking/speaking about someone and then you see them?
I was explaining Islam to a non-Muslim friend. He came up with a couple of questions that actually confused me as well. I have been told since I was a kid that Islam is one true religion and everything else is a lie. How can I be sure that its not a man-made religion nauzubillah and it really is the truth? I have gone through the embryology example. Anything else that could prove the divine presence in holy Quran. In durood-e-ibrahimi there is an expression aal-e Ibrahim. Does it signify the family of Hazrat Muhammed (sws) or all the ummah? Can you please refer a quote from Quran itself to prove that its all ummah. If not, why is the family of the Holy Prophet (sws) getting special treatment when Allah has already said that the only differentiator in front of Him is 'taqwa'?
Abdus Sattar Ghauri the senior most fellow of Al-Mawrid passed away on 22 April 2014. He remained associated with Al-Mawrid for almost two decades. He was a profound scholar of Biblical Studies. He devoted a greater part of his life to this subject and contributed deeply-researched books and articles in this area.
Born in Patiala (India) in 1935, Abdus Sattar Ghauri migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and taught for several years after he completed his MA (Islamic Studies) and M Phil (EPM). He remained a member of the National Curriculum Development Committee set up by the Ministry of Education of the government of Pakistan. He participated in many seminars and Master Trainers Workshops as a resource person throughout Pakistan.
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