What Does it Mean:
You Are a Muslim?
Suleiman Saoud Al Saqer
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Distributed by Islamic Propagation Office at Rabwah
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Table of Contents
What is the genuine representative faction of Islam.. 10
Time changing. 12
Allah is the only characterized with absolute perfection. 13
Why man is created?. 14
Reward and Punishment 14
Nobody excluded. 16
All braise and thanks to "Allah", the Lord of the whole being.
As you know, the matter of coming to this world is arbitrary. Nobody has come to this worldly life by his choice and nobody departs by his choice as well…
Now, from where did the person come and where does he go when he departs?? And what happens to him?? is he remains alive but in another form of life (only spiritual?) Or he perishes completely??.
Other questions about the environment he lives in... for example the unity of the life system and conditions, without which man will never remain alive even for a few minutes, such as oxygen, moderate gravity, food , and other convenience means , which are really uncountable ?? .
Everyone must search for answers to these questions, but he also must be very careful that many answers are given from the old times to our present day …
Uncountable answers, uncountable beliefs, uncountable religions …. Some are funny, some are dangerous….
Nearly everything humble, everything solid, everything useless have been worshipped by this clever man!! Things like cows, stones, planets, mousse, man himself… and even anthills have been worshipped by this clever man …. !!
But such people follow just self desires and guesses but desires and guesses which doesn’t have any relation to truth …!! These are just names named by this people or their fathers!!. Some men worship figures which they have made. Some others worship animals which they must feed…!!.
Nobody argue that our generation with all of it's advanced scientific achievements has never done anything with exploring metaphysical facts…
That it's impossible …..
Only in the Quraan and Hadieth we can reach such facts…
For the crucial matters I have above said, man must seriously search for the truth. For that crucial importance of the questions above mentioned he must find the truth….
This truth must be the truth indeed.. , not just by guessing. There must be a definite proof and absolute evidence that it is the truth , otherwise it will increase it's holders nothing but more and more losing .
That's the matter is extremely significant for you, it is your eternal self- determination, it is your eternal life; before and after death. I can't find the words to express how significant to find the truth in this context. It has the same value for you as yourself.
Please be aware, and confident that the definite proof and the absolute evidence on the truth is the book which was revealed from Allah Subahnahu Wa Taa'la to his messenger Muhammed Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam . It's the holly Quraan..
This Quraan includes answers to everything; where man has come from, where is he going to, why is he sent to this earthy life, what is he instructed to do, and everything….
The Quraan is the eternal witness and absolute proof that Muhammad Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam is really the messenger sent by the Lord Allah, Who is the only Lord, and Creator of this whole being, physical and metaphysical. …
The aspects of miracle of the Quraan are numerous. It is the miracle, that nobody could match, and no one could alter since more than fourteen centuries, that in spite of the too many enemies from inside and outside. Although they had and have every kind of power and every form of wealth, but they couldn’t alter the Quraan or match it.
Moreover many invaders had turned into Islam and became defenders of the Quraan after they had come to eliminate it completely.
Another form of miraculous nature of the Quraan is the rhetorical ….
The generation in which prophet Muhammed Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam was sent was the most knowledgeable in the arts of Arabic. The original Arabic language (classical) was their same everyday spoken language. They were experts in Arabic art's of poetry, prose, speech or else, and they were very fund of these arts. Poets and other literature men had a very special position in that society.
The linguistic patterns of grammar of Arabic until our present day are put after the expressions of people prevailed at that time. The prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam was not known of working in any literal art at all. With this fact certify enemies before followers. They all also certify that he Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam was illiterate, didn’t read and didn’t write. In addition, he was certified by all, even by those who fought him, that he was truthful, sincere trust and very honest, so he was called "The truthful trustworthy".
That's excluded any possibility that he made the Quraan by himself and he never could do that. If he could why they couldn’t??. A lot of skillful proficient of linguists in addition of all kinds of power and wealth known at that time and each time were thrown as very cheap in the context of matching the Quraan or altering it !!.
Although it was (is) made of words of their language!!.
Some people said (says) that the prophet Muhammed Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam had taken it from the Jews and Nassara, but he was illiterate , so how to read their books ? and there was no connection with them ?? except a very small stop..
Moreover, they initiated aggression against him with all of their power, specially Jews, therefore he Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam fought and defeated them and confiscated every thing from them. Of course at the orders of the Lord, Subahnahu Wa Taa'la, Because the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam never had done any such thing unless with orders of the Lord. (I say) in short, if he had acquired the Quraan from them why they couldn’t match it. That if they (and others). Had done that, his powers will vanish, and the men around him should had separated ….
He Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam kept calling on them to bring like only ten Surahs of it, than the amount of the challenge decreased to one Surah of the Quraan, he Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam kept challenging them to do that but they couldn’t.
If they had matched even one of those Surahs which don’t exceed one line in length, they would had done the task. Allah Subahnahu Wa Taa'la, says in his verses of the Quraan, what the translation of it's meaning perhaps would be as:
(Or do they say: He has 'made' it, say: "bring then a Surah like it, and call upon whomsoever you can call, from under Allah, if you are truthful) Surat Younis-Verse 38.
The ultimatum proof that they couldn’t match the Quraan even at the length of one line, that they were in the case of dire need and extreme necessity to bring like the Quraan. As they started hostility, and killing Muslims and confiscating their property, the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam at the orders of his Lord "Allah" Subahnahu Wa Taa'la fought them and always had been supported with the Lord and was granted a smashing victory over the enemies, where the enemy's men were killed or captured, their women and sons were taken and their wealth was confiscated. In addition to that their ways of thinking, religions with beliefs and the styles of life in general were to despised and condemned and made null. Moreover, their simplemindedness and foolishness was disclosed …
There would be no necessity extremer than this and no need more urgent than that. They would had been relieved of all of this destruction, if they had present just one line of their language like the Quraan!! But they failed ...
Any endeavor of that kind, was judged by themselves as false and became the subject of mockery and a joke ..!!.
Moreover, the Quraan was revealed in ten readings, that means there was nearly a reading of the Quraan in the prevailing Arabic of every direction of Arabia, but they all failed to bring that amount in their everyday language…
So all generations along fourteen centuries had never been able to that and the Non Arabic speakers are more and more disabled to do that ………..
The reason is that the Quraan is the words of Allah Subahnahu Wa Taa'la who is the Lord of the whole being, who exists eternally.
Don’t say the miraculous nature of Quraan is a magic..
It never be magic because;
(Say: If the mankind and the jinn were to convene for the purpose of making the alike of this Quraa'n, they will never do the alike thereof, even if they were supported by each other .(Surat Al Isra. Verse 88.
So the jinn along with their evilest class (Satans) are included in the challenge. Those Satans of jinn are the makers of magic with collaboration and whispering to their agents of the human Satans, who are the magicians. The aim of those two parties is to deviate people from their Lord's path.
So if they could stand the challenge, they surely will hasten with announcing that for their said aim.
Other form of miracle of the Quraan, is that it tells of everything happened since the heavens and earth were created up to the Day of Judgment. How man was created and why?? What other alive creates are there?? Mankind, angels and jinn!!. What happened to the previous messengers and their peoples … So if you want the truth of physical and metaphysical, and all events, you can read Allah's book; "the Quraan" and its authorized explanation of the prophet's Hadieth, and Companions' sayings which is carried by the honest scholars along generations. As far as I know, there translations in the main languages of these explanations. If you have determination and honest resolution to come advanced to your Lord , you can learn Arabic . And then drink from the original fountain … Read the Quraan , it's explanations and Sunnah fresh in it's original form ……
If you want the necessary amount of Arabic for worshipping you Lord, with determination, it doesn’t take one week to learn the necessary amount of prayers and other extolment of Allah.
Another form of miracle of the Quraan is the non weariness from repeating it for a lot of times. Although the subjects and events mentioned in the Quraan are in most cases repeated, may be for more than 30 times in some cases, but for it's lovers never invoke weariness as in the same cases. There have been mentioned that some scholars and worshippers may be recite the Quraan twice a day particularly in the fasting month of Ramadan without being bored!!. This never happen for anything else. Too many people recite it, say once each two months along their lives. Is not that upnormal?? . This particularity is mentioned in the Quraan , the translation of the verse's meaning speaking about this matter would be like this :
(Allah has revealed the most beautiful speech , a Book, its parts alike, repeated . The skins of those who fear their Lord tremble from it (when they recite or hear it). Then their skins and hearts soften to the remembrance of Allah. …..) Surat AL Zumar Verse 23.
Perhaps someone would say, those Quraan lovers don’t read it in the same session at many cases (by guessing), if so, that means they would had (have) cut their reciting because of boredom. !!. (I say); That’s a healthy sign, that they feel like any person feels of boredom, but they soon long for it, and restart reciting again. That’s never happen with anything else……..
There is another aspect of miracle, what is now called "The scientific miraculous nature of Quraan" which I can define in short as: Facts mentioned in the Quraan and have been now proved materially by the technological facilities of this modern age". Like the roundness of the earth, for example. There are certain books now have been composed for researches about this matter…..
There is another aspect of miracle in the precious Quraan, that is the achievement of promises, but in certainty, like the verse of Surat Al Rum, which it's meaning translation would be like;
(Alief Lam Miem =(The Arabic sounds A L M)* The Rum are defeated*in the nearest of land, and after the defeat of theirs, they will defeat (their enemy) in some years) Surat Al Rum Verses 1-4.
Another promise which is for Islam to prevail, and for the Muslims to defeat all enemies (as long as they apply their religion, so that what happened at the life of the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam who had never been defeated. So was the matter at the stage of the well-guided caliphs…
With aid of Allah, the Muslim nation, which it's essence element was the Arabs, turned just within only about thirty years from a scattered conflicted tribes into the greatest and strongest nation in the world for long centuries, and it's language and culture never vanish until the day of judgment because they are preserved by the preservation of the Quraan.
These are only examples for many cases in the Quraan. (I resolved this article to be a short one, but for any illustration about any point, please write to me).
Don’t say it's like fortune telling …. It's completely on the contrary. For the Quraan is the right which it's promises had come true identical, there never even one promise which didn’t come identical, but fortune tellers many times say things which doesn't come true, if in few cases come true, it will be mixed with too many lies ….
That in addition to the characteristics of magic mentioned above, because fortune telling is a sub branch of magic.
I consider the matter is enough for such a short article like this, that for any evenhanded searching person for the truth is convinced that; the Quraan, which is words from the Arabic language could not be matched even by the amount of one line of it, along more than fourteen centuries, in spite of the too many, very strong , very wealthy enemies ..
Therefore, be faithful that the Quraan is revealed from the Lord of the whole being, Allah Subahnahu Wa Taa'la, and Islam is the only right religion, which if you embrace and adhere to , you will obtain the happiness in the hereafter life, and gain supporting from the Lord in this wordily life what your position is .
Perhaps you will ask about the faction of those now pretend Islam, is the genuine representative of Islam??
(I say) with dogmatic final proof from the Quraan and Sunnah that this faction is the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam, his companions, and to the followers of them up to the end of this life.
Our Lord Allah, Subahnahu Wa Taa'la, says in several verses, that we must follow the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam. One of these verse, it's meaning translation would be like:
(Say if you do love Allah, so follow me Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for Allah is most forgiving most merciful* Say, Obey Allah and the messenger, but if they turn back (as refusing), Allah love not the infidels). Surt Al Imran- Verses : 31-32
Further, the Lord has ordered us, in several verses of his book, to follow the path of the companions in understanding the righteous path of what is meant by the verses of the Quraan and the prophet's Hadieth. They are the best generation of this nation , they were faithful, sincere and lived with the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam and knew every meaning from him directly…..
Islam differs from other religions in this aspect, that there are now really too many factions pretending Islam (They will reach, or have reached seventy three factions at the end as the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam informed) but there is the real genuine one which is corresponding to the prophet's miracle; The Quraan, which includes verses impels on us to follow the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam , and the companions' understanding as well.
The other religions; in particular the Jews and Nassara, have also too many factions, but non of them has a proof that it represents the original which was nothing but Islam in it's wider meaning as stated in the verses of the Quraan. Thus we can be surely confident that the contemporary forms of Judaism and Nassara are null and void (Since prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam was sent) by two primary proofs ;
· They contradict with the miracle of the Quraan, which contains verses that, except Islam, the religion which Muhammed Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam was sent with, all other religions and believes are false and null, and their followers will be in hellfire. Allah Subahnahu Wa Taa'la, says in his verses, what the translation of the meaning thereof, would be as :
(And anybody desires a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he will be among those who have lost ) Surat Al-Imran –Verse 85.
· Non of their factions is supported of real proof , that's in short.
Perhaps, some people say, life has changed, so our life is different from that fourteen years ago!!
The answer is that Islam leaves the door opened for material changes, all life requirements' facilities are initially permissible. By the evidence from the Quraan and Sunnah (Hadieth), everything related to material is left for mankind to utilize. Allah says what it's meaning would be;
(And (Allah) has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favour from Him. Verily, in it are signs for people who contemplate) Surat Al Jathiah verse .(13)
Each thing related to the usual life facilities is permissible in Islam unless specified as prohibited (indicated as Haram) by a specified proof.
The stable unchangeable are the worshipping acts like prayers, fasting, Zakat and pilgrimage….
The ever prohibited (Haram ) are actions like: Stealing, lying, being drunk, etc. All these actions are not influenced by time changes.
Remember that everything permitted or prohibited in genuine Islam, is the ruling of your Lord , your Creator, to whom you are going back inevitably . That’s Allah, The Omniscient, and The Most Merciful. …
They aren't managed by humans ……
Allah Subahnahu Wa Taa'la, urged us to contemplate in the things around us, to look to the sun, moon, stars, planets and their movement of going around each other in an accurate orbits ….
He Subahnahu Wa Taa'la, urged us To contemplate in ourselves, of our bodily elaborateness, in our social relations with each other, and how we are distinguished from other creatures…
To the blowing of winds, carrying the grace of Allah, in the form of water on which plants grow, from which we eat…
And to complete in the creation of animals which we use for food and for translation ………
Look how perfect is that things around us??
The Creator "Allah" is much and much perfect …, we can never imagine how the lord is, but by contemplation in his creatures, every evenhanded concludes that He is absolutely perfect…
Some people, the arrogance devastates them, to such a degree they feel proud on the orders of their Creator!!
Those, their ideal pattern is the Satan himself, whom the arrogance and envy in himself made him reject the orders of his Creator, his Lord "Allah ".
From the miracle of the Quraan we find answers to all we think about. Thus we must believe that the reason beyond our creation is to worship Allah Subahnahu Wa Taa'la to thank him. Who, at same time, doesn’t need our worshipping at all. Moreover he is completely able to discard us away as nothing, and bring instead anew creatures for the purpose he has liked….
Allah, Subahnahu Wa Taa'la nearly in each page of his book, "the Quraan", reminds us with verses that, people will be inevitably put into two directions: rewarded or punished. Each person according to his acts in this wordily life, and his response to the message He has sent.
If, the person obeys the Lord, be faithful; believing in what the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam (which as I said, by absolute proof and ultimatum evidence, deserves nothing but believing and acting the good, as the Lord has ordered in his verses or by the Hadieth of his messenger), he will be than settled in the Paradise (Al Jannah), where from underneath them, rivers are streaming. Seating on settees facing each other. For men there will be maidens whose beauty is very great. In a verse which the translation of it's meaning would be as:
(In them will be (maidens) chaste, restraining their glances (on their masters) whom no man or Jinn before them has touched.) Surat Al Rahman- Verse 56.
They will meet with those maidens in pearl tents... in addition to their palaces ….
The virtuous Muslim women whose actions are good will be as master ladies. Believers ; men and women will enjoy a happiness that no human has ever thought of.
And all are in ranks according to their acts in this wordily life …..
They will be there eternally, for ever. There will be no death, and they will never be removed from there.
The verses and Hadieths telling us about comfort and happiness of living in Al-Janneh (Paradise) are many.
Although, the happy life of the believers is something can't be imagined but the most elite of it is the looking at the Lord Subahnahu Wa Taa'la . That the believers will look at "Allah" Tabarak Wa Taa'ala the Lord and Creator of this whole being.
The lord says about that promise, what it's meaning's translation would be "
(Faces at that day are flourishing, at their Lord looking) Surat Al Qiyamah- Verse 16.
The prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam informed us in a long true Hadieth that we shall look at our Lord, with Allah willing, as we look at the moon as full where no clouds are below it.
At the contrary of that, those who disbelieve will be punished, with hellfire.. They will not be let to go out of the hell, and will be living their eternally because no death is there...They desire death (by the meaning of perishing, but will never be let dying).
Those whom their arrogance, selfishness or wordily desires motivate them to disbelieve and rejects Allah's will, will be punished with that permanent torture…
The massage which Allah has sent Muhammed Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam with, the same as the previous prophets –peace be upon them- were sent with, is clear and stable and understood that it's the Word of Allah, the Lord and Creator of this universe Tabarak Wa Taa'ala, and those disbelievers, are disbelieving for nothing but for arrogance, selfishness or wordily desires only….
Thus they deserve the hellfire eternally, not dying. The Lord informed us about their torture in many verses.
He says in a verse of this context, which the meaning translation thereof would be as:
(Those who disbelieve in our (my) verses, We(I) shall strike them with fire, each time their skins are well done, We(I) shall replace those skins with new ones that they may taste the penalty for Allah is exalted in power and wise) Surat Al Nisa – Verse : 56.
Everybody is charged with Islam, and is responsible for following the right represented by Islam..
Whatever is his (her) homeland, race, color, rank, or language … he will be questioned about his attitude toward his Lord's instruction….
Whatever is his cultural position, rich or poor, he (she) will be questioned about Allah's instructions and therefore will be sent to Paradise or Hellfire….
Nobody excluded, save two conditions are provided: He (she)is adult and having normal mind….
Allah Tabarak Wa Taa'ala says in a verse of this context, which the meaning translation thereof would be as:
(We have not sent you but to all people, giving them glad tidings and warning them (against Hellfire) but most people know not) Surat Saba' –Verse : 28.
Also the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam, said : (I have been sent to the red and black). A true Hadieth.
The verses and Hadieths prescribe that the prophet: Muhammed Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam is sent to all kinds of people and Jinn are several. No doubt about that..
So don’t waste your time, save yourself before time is over. That if the person dies, which is very near from any of use, his chance will be over and therefore he will be among losers.
So hurry up and enter in Islam, be a Moslem… It is none but the desire of your Lord, your Creator "Allah" Tabarak Wa Taa'ala . Nobody is waiting from you any benefit at all; you will do good for yourself. I myself write this call to benefit myself, because Allah Tabarak Wa Taa'ala loves that who guides others to the truth , to the path he ruled for them from above the heavens.
Say (La ilaha illa Allah; Muhammadur-rasul Allah.) which mean: 'There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.' And pray the 5 prayers of the day and night (in the 24 hours) .. This is a quick action for converting the righteous path: Islam.
So what does it mean; You are a Muslim??
Being a Muslim, with a real honest intention means; you are on the righteous way assigned by your Creator, by your Lord; Allah Tabarak Wa Taa'ala, and you will be awarded settling in the Paradise, in happiness that never a heart would have thought of.
 A praising sentence to Allah Sentence that whenever our Lord Allah is mentioned we must praise him.
 This phrase means: peace be upon the prophet, and every Muslim is instructed to say whenever prophet Mohammed is mentioned. Therefore, this phrase will be mentioned every time the prophet is mentioned.
 The Islamic title of the so called (Christians).
 Surah is that piece of the Quraan which has a beginning, an end and a particular title. Perhaps the nearest meaning of a Surah is "Chapter" but it is not a chapter. The best way is to keep its original name "Surah" taking into consideration the aforesaid definition. The Quraan contains (114) Surahs. The lengths of Surahs differ; from about 30 pages to only one line and between that. Several scholars of Islam wrote books which stood as references in the science discussing the different knowledge of the Quraan . Perhaps one of the best masterpieces in this context is the (Elaborateness in the knowledge of the Quraan by Jalal Al Deen Al Suyotti…..
 The outbalancing rulings of scholars of Islam that the Quraan was revealed in ten readings not seven.
ٍٍٍٍCertain Separated sounds occur at the beginning of certain Surahs . This stands as one of the miracles of the Quraan, and none but Allah (Alone) knows what is meant by them as for certainty.
 Such telling of things are brought by collaboration between jinn Satans and their agents of human Satans , whom all are condemned and cursed and promised with hell fire torture in their hereafter life. Their way of snatching such news is repeatedly mentioned in the Quraan. Why are the left runaway with some facts is also mentioned, but I don’t wish this article to be prolonged, For more about this subject write to me – The author.
 Addressing the prophet Sala Allahu Allyhi Wasallam.
 The Islamic title of the so called Christian.
 Certain amount on certain types of wealth to be paid by the rich to the poor of Muslims. Provided particular conditions are met …
 The pronoun "them" refers to the "pearl tents".
 A praising to Allah sentence: which means: "Blessed He and much exalted". Although, we must be confined to what mentioned in the Quraan and Sunnah of prisng expressions.
 All previous prophets had come with the same message of Islam as for bases, but these messages were altered and changed.
 According to Islam's prescription of maturity which is the age that the person is physically able to marry.
 They know not, because of they are busy with life desires, and passing property …..etc.