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A Look At The Early Islamic Civilisation, By Sayyid Qutb

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

“The bond of faith and ideology is a free one which human beings choose by their own free-will, after proper consideration and study. The other ties are not only more fitting for animals, but are also imposed on man and he has no say in them.

No human being can change his family descent or the race to which he belongs Nor does he have any choice of the colour of his skin. All these matters are settled before he is even born. The same applies to the land or the country of his birth and the language he speaks as a result of being raised within his particular community. Man has certain material interests and a common destiny with others, but these are also very difficult to change, because they apply to him as well as to his community. There is little room for man’s free-will in all these matters. For this reason, Islaam does not adopt any of these as the basic bond uniting its community.

Faith, ideology and its practical approach of implementation are all matters of free choice. At any moment, a human being can declare his choice of these and determine the community to which he wishes to belong. No restriction is imposed on this choice as a result of man’s colour, language, race, descent, the land of his birth or his material interests which may change from one community to another…

The concrete remarkable result of this attitude was that the Islamic society became an open and all inclusive community in which people of various races, nations, languages and colours were members. No obstacle prevented them from forming a coherent and open society. The rivers of higher talent and various abilities of all races of mankind flowed together into this vast ocean and worked in perfect harmony. Such a coherent mix gave rise to a high level of civilization in a very short period of time. It harnessed the capabilities, ideas and wisdom of all those people to produce a great civilisation, in spite of the fact that in those times, travel was difficult and the means of communication were slow.

In this unique Islamic society Arabs, Persians, Syrians, Egyptians, Moroccans, Turks, Chinese, Indians, Romans, Greeks, Indonesians, Africans and people of other nations and races were gathered together. Their various characteristics were united, and with mutual cooperation, harmony and unity they took part in the construction of the Islamic community and the Islamic culture. This marvellous civilisation was not an ‘Arab’ civilisation but an Islamic one. At no time did it acquire a nationalistic guise, but was instead always based on faith.

All these people came together on an equal footing in a relationship of love, with their minds set on a single goal. They used their best abilities, developed the qualities of their races to the fullest, and brought the essence of their personal, national and historical experiences for the development of this united community, to which they all belonged as equal members and in which their common bond was through their relationship with their Lord. In this community their ‘humanity’ developed without any hindrance. Such characteristics were never witnessed in any other community in the entire history of mankind.”

[Fee Zhilaal Al-Quraan [English trans.], 7/217-218]

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Definition Of Eemaan (Faith)

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Abee Zayd Al-Qirwaanee Al-Maalikee (d.386H) said:

“Belief is (1) a statement of the tongue and (2) sincerity of the heart and (3) actions of the limbs. It increases with the increase of good deeds and decreases due to its decrease. So it will increase and decrease due to that (one’s deeds).

Faith is not complete by the statement of the tongue except with actions.

Both statement of the tongue and actions are not complete except with intention.

Statement of the tongue, actions and intentions are not complete unless they are in accordance with the sunnah.”

[Muqadimatul Qirwaaniyyah]

Life’s A Reflection Of Yourself

Posted in Adab (Manners), General Family Issues, Inspirational Stories, Miscellaneous, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Life’s A Reflection Of Yourself

“A son and his father were walking on the mountains.

Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

Curious, he yells: “Who are you?”

He receives the answer: “Who are you?”

And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”

The voice answers: “I admire you!”

Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!”

He receives the answer: “Coward!”

He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”

The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”

Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”

The voice answers: “You are a champion!”

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.

It gives you back everything you say or do.

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.

If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life
will give you back everything you have given to it.”

“YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU!”

Terrifying Beliefs Of The Shi’ites

Posted in Shiasm Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by TheAuthenticBase

Terrifying Beliefs Of The Shi’ites

We begin with the Name of Allaah

Terrifying Beliefs of the Shi’ites

· Allaah often lies and does mistakes.
(usool-e-kaafi, page #328, yaqoob kulaini, vol1).

· The Munafiqeen (i.e. Sahaba) took very much out of Quran (took out the verses).
(Ihtijaj-e-tibri, page #382).

· When Imaam Mehdi comes he will bring with him the real and original Quran.
(Ahsan-ul-maqaal, page #336, safdar Husain najfi).

· The person who says that the present Quran is complete is a liar because the “complete Quran” was compiled by Hazrat Ali. (Fasl-ul-khitaab fee tahreef kitaab rab-ul- arbab, page #4, Noori Tibri).

· Abu Bakr is kafir and the one who loves Abu Bakr is also kafir.
(Faq-ul-yaqeen, page #690, Baqar majlisi).

· Abu Bakr was kafir and Zandeeq.
(Kashf-ul-asrar, page #69, khamini).

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Using The Aahaad Hadith In Issues Of `Aqidah

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Hadith Studies with tags , , , , , , , on November 18, 2009 by TheAuthenticBase

Using The Aahaad Hadith In Issues Of `Aqidah

* Mutawaatir vs. Aahaad – Definitions
* Establishing Beliefs with aahaad?
* Items of Belief Founded on Aahaad
* Conclusion

Mutawaatir vs. Aahaad – Definitions

Mutawaatir refers to a hadith whose narrators in each level of its chain of transmission are so numerous that it is not possible for all of them to have conspired in falsehood – whether intentionally or mistakenly. The aahaad is a hadith that does not meet the requirement for the mutawaatir hadith.

The scholars of hadith differ over the number of narrators (from three to more than twenty) that are essential to declare a hadith to be mutawaatir.

Establishing Beliefs with aahaad?

In the past, some latecomers in knowledge (as compared to the salaf of the Sahaabah and the great scholars of Islam) have alleged that, the hadith aahaad cannot be used to establish matters of `aqidah (beliefs) . Listed below are some replies from the scholars of hadith for all who carry such a claim.

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