Your reward is with Allah Subhan o Taala
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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DEAR MR. BURHANUDDIN,
SALAM.... I READ UR BEFITTING RESPONSE TO THE ACCUSATIONS AND BLAMES OF OUR MISGUIDED BRO. HOPE ALLAH SUBHAN O TAALA WUD BREAK THE MISMERISM ONE DAY. PLS DONT BE DISCOURAGED BY SUCH REMARKS...REWARD IS WITH ALLAH SUBHAN O TAALA...
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Your reward is with Allah Subhan o Taala
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.
All Praise is due to Allah Alone, Who has guided us and honored us to be amongst His believing slaves. May Allah reward you with the best for your encouraging comments and your kind supplications for us. Allah is our witness, we do this service for no other reason than the Pleasure of our Lord and Creator. We ask for absolutely no rewards and no appreciation from our brethren, and we only turn to our Lord and beg Him and implore Him with absolute humility, that He accept this humble and weak deed of ours, forgive us our sins, and save us from the torment of Hell Fire. Ameen.
If our brethren accuse us, blame us, abuse us, or even try to hurt us; we are willing to bear all for the Pleasure of our Merciful Creator. We realize our brethren do not hate us personally, but rather they are not able to accept the Message of Truth from their Creator. Maybe the fault and deficiency lies with us, for we have not been able to convince them about the Truth of the Holy Quran; and we beg Allah to give us the wisdom and the patience to present our beloved brethren this Truth from Allah in the right manner.
Allah has commanded the ones who believe to only invite and present the arguments of Truth in the best manner. He, in His Mercy and Grace, has not made it the duty of the believers to forcefully guide everyone to Islam. To guide or leave astray is in the Domain and Power of Allah Subhanah Alone.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.
Allah, in His Sublime Mercy has made the sources of the Quran and Sunnah available to us so that we can be guided aright. He has given every person a free will and the intelligence to choose between the Truth and the falsehood and formulate his own path. It is the decree of Allah, that some people will accept and believe in His Revelations, and some unfortunate people will not.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 40-44: Some of these people will believe in (The Quran), and others will not. Your Lord knows these mischief-makers very well indeed. If these people deny you, say to them: I am responsible for my deeds and you are for yours. You are not accountable for what I do, nor am I for what you do. There are many among them who hear what you say, but will you make the deaf to listen to you, even though they be incapable of understanding this? Then there are many others among them who see you. But will you show the way to the blind, even though they be bereft of sight? The fact is that Allah does not in any way wrong the people, but they wronged themselves!
We never mean to ridicule or demean our brethren who choose not to understand the clear aayahs of the Glorious Quran, and insist on following the deen that they found their forefathers following. Allah is our witness, we sympathize with them and feel sorry for them: because Allah has made it known in His Glorious Book of Guidance what will be the outcome of the people who deny the Revelations of Allah and take other beings as supporters and helpers besides Allah!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 170-171: When it is said to them, Follow the Commands that Allah has sent down, they reply, We will follow only what we found our forefathers practicing. Well, will they go on following their forefathers even though they did not use common sense and did not find the Right Way! The mental condition of those who rejected the way of Allah may be likened to that of the cattle whom the shepherd calls but they hear nothing except the sound of shouts and cries. They are deaf, they are dumb, they are blind; therefore they do not understand anything.
Our brethren have taken their holy men and their priests as their rabbs besides Allah, and have bought their false promises of a short-cut entry into Paradise in preference to the guidance and teachings of the Revelations of Allah. This life is very short, and each and everyone and everything will perish on an Inevitable Day! And on that Day everyone will recognize that the Truth was what Allah has revealed in the Holy Quran; and the true promises were only the ones that were made by Allah and His Messenger (saws); and that all the promises and hopes given by all these self-proclaimed holy men and priests were nothing but a delusion and falsehood. If one realizes this Truth in this worldly life and lives his life in accordance with the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he will be saved. If one denies and lives his life in dis-obedience to the clear Revelations of Allah, he will be doomed and will have nothing but regrets and sorrow on the Day of Judgement.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 31: They have made their scholars and their monks as their rabbs besides Allah!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 165-167: There are people who set up equals and rivals with Allah and adore them with the adoration due to Allah! Whereas the believers adore Allah most ardently. Would that these transgressors could realize now what they will realize, when they see the chastisement before them: that power and authority wholly belong to Allah, and that Allah is severe in punishment! When He will inflict punishment, those very leaders and guides whom they followed in the world will disown them. But punishment they shall get and all their bonds shall be cut off. Then those who followed them will say, Would that we were given another chance to return to the world. Then we will disown them just as they have disowned us today! Thus Allah will bring before them the deeds they did in the world in such a manner as to make them wring their hands in regret, but they shall be unable to come out of the Fire.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verses 26-30: The Real Kingdom on that Day will belong only to the Merciful. And it will be a very hard Day for the disbelievers. The unjust man will bite at his hand and say, Would that I had stood by the Messenger! Oh, woe to me! Would that I had not chosen so and so for a friend! For it was he, who had deluded me to reject the Admonition which had come to me. Shaitaan has proved indeed very treacherous to man. And the Messenger will say, O my Lord, my people had made this Quran the object of their ridicule.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verses 103-106: Tell them (O Mohamed), Should We tell you who are the most unsuccessful people and miserable failures in regard to their deeds? They are those, all whose endeavors in the worldly life, had gone astray from the Right Way, but all along they were under the delusion that everything they were doing, was rightly directed! Those are the people who rejected the Revelations of their Lord and did not believe that they would ever go before Him. Therefore all their deeds were lost, for We shall assign no weight to them on the Day of Resurrection. Their recompense is Hell for the disbelief they showed, and for the mockery they adopted in regard to My Aayahs and My Messengers!
All Praise is due to Allah Alone who has revealed the Glorious Quran so that we could be guided aright. We are not disheartened or discouraged by the abuses and accusations of our beloved brethren and if Allah helps us and gives us the patience, Insha Allah, we will never be. There are many brothers and sisters who have chosen to read and understand the Holy Quran for themselves; and they have written back to us saying that they have now left the worship and invocation of human beings and graves, and have come to the invocation and worship of their Lord and Creator Alone. Alhamdolillah! May Allah bless them and open their hearts to the understanding of the Glorious Quran.
We humbly urge you to supplicate to Allah in your prayers and beg Allah to guide our brethren to the Straight Path as shown so clearly in the Glorious Quran. We also ask you to remember us in your prayers and your supplications, and pray that Allah give us the patience, wisdom, knowledge and courage to carry on this mission of inviting our brethren to understand the Truth of the Holy Quran until our very last breath.
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,