Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Thank you for your mails. I am quite open minded to hear different and divergent views and that is why I read with interest. But for my satisfaction I shall appreciate if you let me who gave you my email address or how did you get this address as this is my office mail. Can I get a prompt answer or at least an acknowledgement that you have recd this mail and you will reply later. To participate in objective discussion I need to satisfy your credentials as well. Trust this will be kept confidential
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Firstly, I would like to relate to you our mission in starting this forum. Our mission is:
Allah, The All-Seeing, The All-Knowing, Knows Best our mission in starting this forum. We swear by Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise, and Allah is our witness and Allah Alone suffices to be our witness, that our one and only mission is to invite our brothers and sisters to the true deen of Islam, as revealed to our beloved Prophet Mohamed (saws) in the Holy Quran.
The motive of the authors and his team of brothers in starting this forum, who have dedicated their time, their efforts, their resources absolutely free of charge, is the Pleasure of Allah Subhanah, and nothing else. We ask for no reward and no thanks in the least. Our reward is Insha Allah, with the All-Ebracing, All-Knowing, Allah. We do this to gain the Pleasure of our Lord and Creator and hope that He will have Mercy on us on the Day, when nothing but His Mercy will be between the bliss of Paradise and the torture of Hell Fire. We do not even know most of our readers, and hope that Allah will make them known to us as our beloved brothers and sisters, on the Day of Judgement.
Regarding our credentials, would it help if we were to tell you that we have a PHD from Jaameatus Saifeeya in Surat? Would it help if we were to tell you that we had the highest available honors from Azhar University in Cario, or University of Islam in Medina, or University of Islam in Riyadh, or the University of Islam in Islamabad, or the Islamic University in Lyon, France? I am tempted to give you the credentials of each brother who is associated in the foundation of this forum, but that would not help us in any way to achieve our objective of making the Words of Allah Supreme in this world. It should suffice to let you know, that some of our founders are regarded in the list of Whos Who in the Islamic World today. Some of them are regarded as the best scholars in the understanding of Islam today. Some of them are regarded as the most successful businessmen in their communities. Some of them are regarded as the most successful professionals in their professions! And some of them are just brothers who have dedicated their lives in the Cause of spreading the true deen of Islam to every body who wants to listen. But I assure of one credential that every one of the brothers hold dear to their heart: They love Allah, and Fear the accounting of an Inevitable Day! And that is the one credential all of our readers must be familiar with!
I just want to ask my dear brothers and sisters who take out the time to read these messages, for the Pleasure of Allah. What University did the Messenger of Allah, Mohamed (saws) attend or graduate from? What University did Ameer ul Mumineen Ali ibn Ali Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) attend? What University did Hadrat Maa Fatema ibn Mohamed ur Rasulullah (r.a.) go to? What University did Imam Hussain ibn Abu Talib(r.a.) attend? What University did the noble companions of our beloved Prophet (saws) attend?
The fact of the matter is that one does not need to attend any university or earn any degree to understand the Message of our Lord and Creator! The nomads and shepherds of Arabia understood the message of the Holy Quran 1400 years ago and within a hundred years after the death of the Prophet (saws), they had taken the words of the Quran and won the hearts of people from every corner of the known world of those times!!
My dear mumineen brothers and sisters, the message of the Holy Quran is not confined to University graduates. What is needed to understand the message of the All-Merciful, All-Knowing, is to believe and fear Allah and the Last Day! What is needed to understand the message of the Holy Quran, is a thirst for knowledge about who is our Creator and the Creator of everything that exists? What is needed to understand the message of the Holy Quran, is a search within our souls to find the Straight Path?
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 49 Surah Hujurat verse 13: Indeed, the most honorable amongst you in the sight of Allah is he who is most pious (God Fearing) of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
The ones who recognized their Creator and submitted their wills to the Will of their Creator, and feared Allah and the Last Day, will be the ones who will receive honor and the Mercy on the Day of Judgement!
The ones who denied Allahs message, never bothered to read or understand the Holy Quran, and followed any other personality or leader, other than the Prophet (saws), will be the ones who will have to face Allah and His Wrath on the Day of Judgement. It will not matter there in the least, whether he was a PhD from Harvard, or a scientist, or a doctor or a lawyer! These degrees and honors are good, if one desires to be successful in this world, but they hold NO honor or value with Allah on the Day of Judgement!! On that Day, the one who feared Allah and the Last Day, is the one who will be successful and in the Gardens of Bliss!!
May Allah make us of those who live our lives according to the commandments of the Holy Quran. May Allah make us of those who read and understand and ponder over each aayah of the Holy Quran. May Allah make us of those who appreciate the Mercy and Blessing of Allah in sending us the Message to guide us to the Straight Path.
Allah Alone knows Best, and He is the Only Source of Strength.
May Allah keep you and your families and all of us in His Mercy and Protection.
May Allah guide you and us all to the Siraat al-Mustaqeem
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,