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« Last post by Emre_1974tr on August 24, 2022, 05:53:43 PM »
Surah Anbiya 35 Every living creature will taste death. We test you with evil and good as a trial. In the end you will be returned to Us.

Interestingly, throughout history, many people, from philosophers to theologians, have been immersed in the strange questions raised under the title of "the problem of evil" such as "if God exists, why does suffering and evil exist", "why does He watch people do wrong", "what is the source of evil". In fact, these questions are answered in the Qur'anic verses, in the verses within us and in the universe, and even in our logic. As long as we know how to look at the whole picture.

This world is the realm of testing, of confronting oneself, and it is also the place where some small punishments or rewards begin to be offered. And every adversity or happiness that happens in this world functions both as a test and as a way of giving the person what they deserve. In my article titled "Destiny and Free Will", I have explained this issue with evidence:

The universe we live in is a mixture of paradiseand hell. Just as in heaven there is pure pleasure, or in hell there is pure misery, in this world, which is a mixture of both, pleasure and misery are intertwined. Again, as I said, the bad things that happen in this life are actually because of what people do with their own hands or because of their wrong thoughts/beliefs.

Surah Rum Surah 36 When We give people a taste of mercy, they are relieved and spoiled with it. But when evil befalls them because of what their own hands have prepared, they immediately fall into despair.
Surah Shura 30 Every calamity that befalls you is because of what your hands have earned. Allah forgives many of them.

The adversities in this world have such a function in addition to revealing the bad and the good: warning and punishment...

The evil-doer is confronted with himself and has the chance to realize why he is destined for hell, or if he is destined for heaven, why he is suffering temporary hardship in this world, and so on.

On the other hand, the person who is subjected to this evil is actually tasting the suffering/punishment that they would have experienced anyway. Even if he had not suffered evil from someone else, he would still have experienced an equivalent suffering through an accident or illness.

Doing evil to others, denying the truth, or believing in superstitions and slandering Allah are all derivatives of confronting the evil in oneself. So when we think of cruelty, we should not only think of inflicting violence on others. One of the reasons why the so-called problem of evil is misperceived is that these details are not paid attention to and the issue is not evaluated in its entirety.

Surah Zumar 32 Who is more unjust than he who fabricates a lie about Allah and denies the truth that comes to him? Is there no shelter in Hell for the disbelievers?

 A person does not do these things because Allah has created evil/wrong, but because he will do them anyway when he has free will, and our Lord gives him what he wants and deserves. The servants are responsible for all suffering. Both in this world and in hell...If all of the selves had chosen goodness, there would only be paradise and paradise-like places for the servants.

Surah Yunus 44 Allah does not oppress people in any way. But people oppress their own selves.

-Whatever comes to you of goodness and beauty is from Allah. Whatever evil and ugliness reaches you is from your own soul. We have sent you as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is sufficient as a witness.

Human beings are destined for goodness and truth through the basic revelation given to them at creation. A servant who does not turn his back on the revelations within him knows from birth that doing good to others and believing in the one God is the right way:

7: 172 When your Lord brought forth the offspring from the loins of the sons of Adam, He made them witnesses to themselves: "Am I not the Lord your God?" They say, "Yes, we bear witness." So that on the Day of Resurrection you will not be able to say: "We were unaware of this".

Commit yourself to religion as a monotheist (hanif). Indeed, ALLAH has created mankind with such a creation. There is no change in God's creation. This is a perfect religion, but most people do not know (Surah Rum: 30)

In fact, this path was reinforced by the revelations and proofs that reached him later on.

Surah al-Human 3 We have guided him on the path, so he will either be grateful or ungrateful.

In this way, mankind has no excuse against his Master. Because beyond being created equidistant from good and evil, man was actually created as if programmed to be good, and then this was reinforced in various ways. Nevertheless, those who choose to be evil have not the slightest refuge.


Since Allah Almighty knows who will do what with their free will and what their character will be like even before they are created, He has directly created those in this universe who do not deserve to be created in Paradise. In other words, no one created for the test in this world is completely innocent, otherwise they would not be subjected to the slightest experience of suffering:

Surah Ahzab

72 And We offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they shunned to bear it and were afraid of it. And man took it upon himself, though he was very unjust and very ignorant.

73 That this is so, Allah's; It is to punish hypocritical men and hypocritical women, and men and women who stray from shirk, and that he accepts the repentance of believing men and believing women. Allah is Ghafur, Rahim.

Surah Al-Nahl: 61 If Allah had punished mankind for their wrongdoing, He would have left nothing struggling on the earth. But He does not do so, but delays them until a certain period. When their time comes, they will not be able to go back an hour nor will they be able to go forward.

By the way, let us mention again that since our Lord knows who would do what and what wrongs they would exhibit if they were tested forever, the inhabitants of this universe are generally in a negative position in His eyes. Otherwise, this has nothing to do with Adam and his wife eating the forbidden fruit. No one can be blamed for another's sin and everyone is judged by God Almighty on what they have done and will do. So this is not to be confused with the Christian belief of being born a sinner...It also has nothing to do with the spiritist belief of being born to evolve/evolve. Even if Adam and his wife had not made that mistake, they were already created for this world because that is what they deserved...And our Lord knew this from the beginning.

And as I mentioned, life on earth is a mixture of paradise and hell. That's why blessings and troubles are intertwined in our universe. This situation is actually designed again to get what we deserve, both in terms of experience and in terms of testing... In the middle, in terms of the collective picture, in terms of the system, there is the temporary exposure to tiny punishments or rewards (the troubles in this life are minor compared to those in hell) that you deserve. But here, unlike in hell, the suffering you experience is sometimes two or more birds with one stone. That is, if what you are suffering from is not an accident or an illness or something like that, but something done to you by someone else, it is at the same time a confrontation with that person (i.e. the one who did the evil) and evidence against him for the Hereafter, a trap for him, and at the same time you (the one who suffered the evil) experience the suffering that you (the one who suffered the evil) deserve.

Now, you may ask why a young person or a teenager can experience troubles in life without committing evil? A servant can begin to experience suffering without committing sin, because our Lord knows what that person deserves and does not deserve, what he will do and what kind of character he will have. Again, everything is realized by Allah Almighty according to what that person deserves. Likewise, the happiness, success and blessings that we experience in this life and will experience in the hereafter...

In short, from a holistic and collective point of view, there is no injustice even in this world. The only injustice can be in the event itself. In other words, in this world of testing, no one is even authorized to say a bad word to anyone, but if one person does evil to another person, the one who commits this injustice is committing a sin. But as I said, from a holistic point of view, everyone gets what they deserve by being "equalized". Moreover, the life of this world should not be evaluated in isolation, but should be considered together with the life of the eternal hereafter. Then it will be much clearer to see how divine justice works perfectly.

Even in this universe of trial, our Lord's perfect plan is at work and life here, just like heaven or hell, serves its design purpose perfectly. As I mentioned in an earlier article:

Our world and our universe;

1-The world of testing (confronting people with themselves).

2- A mixed life of paradise and hell (rewards and suffering as a warning and/or punishment)

3- It contains a finite life in which his creatures and even the universe itself will surely die in the end.

What is meant by perfection in this universe is perfection in terms of being suitable-serving for these three items, because this is the purpose of its creation. But since the purpose of creation and the conditions of the hereafter universe are different, perfection in the hereafter world is completely different. But punishment and rewards serve basically the same goal in the integrity of the world and the hereafter.


If we look at what is happening in our universe from a holistic point of view, from the point of view of the system, there is good in everything, but if we look at it from the point of view of the individual, of course this is not the case at all. For individuals, there is good in some things and evil in others in this life (and in the hereafter).

Our earthly life, i.e. our universe, is sometimes described in negative terms when it is compared to paradise, whereas when it is compared to nothingness and/or hell, it is praised and described in verses as a land of beauty to be thankful for, emphasizing the blessings within it. (From this, it can also be concluded that the heavenly side of earthly life outweighs the hellish side...).

In other words, while the verses emphasize the insignificance and transience of the life of this world, they also talk about the picture that emerges when compared to heaven in terms of "experiencing beauty". Otherwise, while praising the beauties of our universe compared to nothingness or hell, its importance is also emphasized due to its function as a "life of testing". If we look at it from this perspective, that is, if we realize that this is the moment of trial that will shape our eternal life, we can say that we are actually living the most important period of our life...

I have mentioned above the purpose of the creation of our universe, but if we look at it from the point of view of just us servants, our purpose of creation in this world of trial: To serve our Lord, to face ourselves, to receive the necessary warnings, and to start tasting some small punishments or rewards in this world... In this context, the so-called problem of evil, the so-called "what is the source of evil", is not even an issue.

Surat al-Sajdah Verse 21: Verily, We shall make them taste of the near torment (the torment of the world) before the greatest torment, lest they turn back.

Surat al-Rum, Verse 36: And when We bestow upon mankind a mercy, they trust in it; and when evil befalls them because of what their hands have done, they despair.

Just as no one talks about the problem of why there is suffering and demons in hell if God exists, it is the same for the world. Our universe is not as full of suffering as hell, but it is not a paradise either. Our universe looks like a hellish place compared to heaven and a heavenly place compared to hell. Because it is qualitatively in the middle of both, heaven and hell, and pleasure and suffering are blended and balanced. On the other hand, in the "Hereafter Universe", which is called the "Lord's Floor" in the verses and which exists now, there is no such mixture and balance. The realm of bliss and happiness and the realm of punishment and suffering are completely separate from each other, and the inhabitants of that universe, the creatures living in it, are immortal. This land of eternity/afterlife, which already has different laws of physics...

I think that if the servants in this world were as perfect in behavior and thought as those living in paradise, they would not have been created on earth, let alone in hell.

I even think that there may be servants who are created directly in heaven, who do not experience suffering in any way...And also, if there are those who are good enough to deserve to be created directly in heaven, their degrees may be higher than anyone who has ever lived or will ever live on earth.

This world of ours (and our universe) is already a place of punishment compared to paradise. But again, compared to hell or non-existence, it is a land of happiness and bliss.

In this context, those in the world are servants who deserve to experience a mixture of paradise and hell, blessing and suffering, and to face themselves, to be tested.

There are also questions such as, "Couldn't a system based only on rewards have been created?" or "If He knows who will pass the test, couldn't He have created only the good ones?" Of course, Allah Almighty could have set up the system in this way if He wished, but He does what is right, what is good and, of course, what He wills.

Our Lord created such a system and order because it was the most perfect and the way it should be. Again, just as there is no objection as to why He does not throw the people in heaven or everyone into hell, the situation is exactly the same here. Nobody questions why the good are rewarded in heaven, because they know that this is the way it should be. But when it comes to the righteousness of creating the bad and punishing them in hell, for some reason, human beings generally avoid showing the same wisdom.

The fact that our Lord rewards the good and the righteous, and punishes the wicked and the evil, is a result of His mercy, goodness and perfection. There is no problem at all, it is a matter of living what we deserve in a perfect implementation and system. The suffering in the world, like the suffering in hell, is not a lottery for anyone, but the justice and goodness and perfection of Allah Almighty is being manifested. In other words, the evils that servants do to each other of their own free will are also part of this situation.

Surat al-Tegabun 11 No calamity will come upon you except by Allah's permission. Whoever believes in Allah, Allah guides his heart to the truth and the good. And Allah knows everything in the best way.

Surat al-Rum, Verse 41: Mischief has come upon the land and the sea because of what their own hands have earned, that Allah may make them taste some of what they used to do, so that they may desist.

Just as He creates and rewards those who know who will earn Paradise, so He creates and punishes the wicked, knowing who they will be, in the same beautiful and perfect process. And so are the temporary rewards and punishments in this world...

Surah Al-Baqarah 81 It is not as they think: those who have done evil and ugliness, and whose guilt has surrounded them, are the companions of the Fire. They will remain in it permanently.

To summarize and to add one or two more important details; this issue, which is said to have occupied the minds of many philosophers, theologians or other people under the title of "the problem of evil or evil" in history until today, as I said, is already solved both in the verses and in our logic, the answer is very simple and clear. Our Lord, who knows who will be among the good ones and who will be among the bad ones even before He creates them, brings them into existence so that these selves can get what they deserve. He has created hell to punish the bad and the evil, but before that, He has created a test in our world, which is a mixture of heaven and hell, so that the servants can face themselves and eliminate possible objections in the hereafter. Moreover, both the suffering in this world, which we call natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, accidents, illnesses, aging, etc...) and the suffering that people bring about by doing evil to others of their own free will, fulfill the task of punishment, warning, and confronting the wrongdoers with themselves (test) and revealing their evil deeds. On the other hand, the sufferings in the Hereafter Universe, that is, in Hell in the Court of Allah, fulfill the function of punishment.

Surah Najm 31 Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth belongs to Allah. This is for Allah to punish those who do evil by their deeds and to reward those who do good and think well.

 The servants are solely responsible for all suffering in this world and the Hereafter. It is the free will of the servants to choose evil.

Of course, the jinn are also in this group and their wrongdoings and misguiding people are also included in the source of this evil:


168. O people! Eat of the earth's bounty, provided it is clean and lawful. Do not follow the steps of Satan. For he is a clear enemy to you.

169. Indeed, he commands you evil, ugliness, disorder and filth. And he commands you to say about Allah what you do not know.

In the meantime, we see that Allah Almighty, knowing who will choose evil, sometimes destroys the wrongdoers by creating them in the same geographical area and period in order to punish them collectively:


30. Lot said: "My Lord, help me against this party of mischief-makers."

31. When our messengers brought the good news to Abraham, they said: "We will destroy the people of that city. For they have become unjust."

And just as an absurd idea like "the problem of evil" cannot be created for the tribulations and sufferings in hell, neither can it be created for our world/universe. Because in both universes the suffering is aimed at giving the selves the experience they deserve and the situation is the same.

Likewise, the pleasures in the world and in heaven serve the purpose of giving the good and the good the reward they deserve, and this situation also ensures justice in the world and in the hereafter in a unity, and nobody even questions this rewarding by blessing. But punishing evil by allowing it to come into existence, chosen by free will, is just as right, perfect and good as rewarding good... It is the result of the mercy and goodness of Allah Almighty...

The calamities in this world and the Hereafter are the reflection of the anger of the Almighty, our Lord, against evil.

Surah Muhammad 28 This is what will happen! For they pursued that which enraged Allah, and they abhorred His pleasure; so Allah made all their deeds vain.

Surat al-Shura: 16 Those who dispute about Allah after His acceptance, their proofs are invalid in the sight of their Lord. Upon them is anger and a severe torment.

Surah Ta-Ha 81 Eat of the pure of what We have provided you! And do not be unruly in this matter! Otherwise My anger will descend upon you. And whoever My anger descends upon, he will go to the abyss.

And of course, the door of repentance is open for those who realize their wrongdoing at that moment:

Surat al-Tawbah 118 He accepted the repentance of the three who were left behind. The earth, for all its vastness, had become narrow to them, and their own selves had squeezed them; they realized that there was no other way to escape Allah's anger but to seek refuge in Allah. Then He granted them repentance so that they could return to their former state. Indeed, Allah is the Most Accepting of repentance and infinite in His mercy.

There is no problem of evil, on the contrary, there is a make  of evil and evil-doers being exposed and always punished in both worlds. The problem is only in the diseased thoughts and behaviors of the servants. And the only source of evil and suffering is the servants who choose wrong/cruelty with their free will.

And what we should do, of course, is to turn towards goodness and truth and contribute to making this world a more paradisiacal place, and most importantly, of course, to reach true salvation/paradise in the Hereafter and to earn the pleasure of our Lord.

(My Turkish article translated with machine)

As long as he remains and dies genuine, then he will get the promised rewards in Heaven.

If he dies a disingenuous, then he will get the torture of Hell that he also was promised.

Also, read Jesus' Bray vs. Pray oxymoron to get more proof at:

Wa Alaikum As'salam.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah
OTHER BELIEFS & RELIGIONS / Do Not Make an Idol of the Universe or Your Mind
« Last post by Emre_1974tr on August 21, 2022, 04:32:18 PM »
In the last few days, people have again been indoctrinated with the fallacies that they can direct their lives with the power of thought and that they are destined to be gods. Unfortunately, the tendency towards such beliefs is increasing even more with the effect of the  period in which we have entered.

As we have repeatedly pointed out, the superstition that man is a divine being, which is one of the foundations of the spiritist doctrine, has been tried to be adopted by humanity for thousands of years, just like pantheism, spiritualism, evolution, reincarnation or asceticism. Most of the time this has been done by some forces using religion as an instrument. Under names such as Hinduism, Kabbalah or Sufism, this spiritist teaching has always been tried to be given to people in various versions.

The aim is always the same, to make people polytheistic without realizing it (or by realizing it), and even to make them worship themselves and the whole universe...

Today, especially under the name of Spiritualism or New Age, the same idolatry tends to settle in minds once again.

 Here is the link to our video in which we explain the ins and outs of this Spiritualist doctrine:

There are many books all over the world claiming that with the power of thought we can attain wealth and other desires, that we can direct the events that will happen to us. And explicitly or indirectly, the nonsense that humans are the creator (god) is being spread all over the world...

And interestingly, some of the people are eagerly following such claims, either because they have not thought about what this belief means, or because they tend to think of themselves as holy beings and to commit shirk.

In reality, there is no  partner of  our Lord, Who created the worlds out of nothing:

35:3 O people, remember the blessings of God upon you. Is there any creator other than God who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? There is no god besides Him, so why do you deviate?

52:35 Or were they created from nothing? Or was it them who have created?

56:59 Did you create it, or were We the Ones who have created it?

Allah Almighty directs and creates everything that happens to us in accordance with what we deserve and our test:

42:30 And any misfortune that happens to you is a consequence of what your hands have earned. And He overlooks much.

64:11 No misfortune strikes except with the permission of God. And whoever believes in God, He will guide his heart. And God is fully aware of all things.

Only the incomparable Lord is the master of destiny. Even if people put all their possessions, technology and thoughts together, they will never be able to share it:

4:78 Wherever you may be, death will find you, even if you are in fortified towers. If any good befalls them, they say: "This is from God," and if any evil befalls them, they say: "This is from you!" Say: "All is from God;" what is wrong with these people, they barely understand any narrative!

4:79 Any good that befalls you is from God, and any evil that befalls you is from yourself. We have sent you as a messenger to the people and God is enough as a witness.

It is He alone who created and offers us all the blessings of Paradise in our universe and in the Hereafter (and it is He alone who created these universes). If our Lord did not constantly bestow them on us, we would be completely deprived:

56:62 You have come to know about the first creation. If only you would remember.

56:63 Have you noted the crops you reap?

56:64 Did you grow them, or were We the Ones who grew them?

56:65 If We wished, We can turn them into hay. Then you will be left in wonderment:

56:66 "We are lost."

56:67 "No, we are deprived!"

56:68 Have you noted the water you drink?

56:69 Did you send it down from the clouds, or is it We who sent it down?

56:70 If We wished, We can make it salty. If only you would give thanks.

56:71 Have you noted the fire you kindle?

56:72 Did you establish its tree, or was it We who established it?

It needs to be well known that the concentration of our thoughts, the power of our brain, has no role in shaping events. As I have already said, if a person thinks this is the case, for example, if he thinks that his mind is directing events like a dream, he is actually worshipping (or associating with) himself, even if unknowingly.

16:37 If you are concerned for their guidance, God does not guide whom He misguides; and they will have no supporters.

34:54 And a barrier will be set between them and what they had desired, as was done for their counterparts before. They have been in grave doubt.

As we can see, what matters in the course of events is not what people desire or think, but what our Lord wills.

In the same way, as we have mentioned, the universe is a created being like us, and it too has no creativity, no divinity. In other words, claims such as "order your wishes with your thoughts and send them to the universe and it will fulfill them sooner or later", as taught in derivatives of the spiritist doctrine, are completely misleading and superstition that aspires to shirk. It is all part of the trap that aims to make people worship themselves and the universe. In a very clear way, humans and the universe are being substituted for God (these superstitions are an extension of the trap of pantheism).

16:56 And they allocate a portion from what We provide for them to that which they have no knowledge of. By God, you will be asked about the lies you have invented!

Even the fact that people wish for something is with Allah's permission and is part of His plan (Allah knows what we will wish for with our free will against which options):

Surah Insan Surah 30 You cannot will unless Allah wills. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Hearing.
Surat al-Takvir 29 You cannot will unless Allah, the Lord of the worlds, wills!

Surat al-Fatih: 11 Those of the Bedouins who have been left behind will say to you: "We were distracted by our wealth and our families. So ask Allah's forgiveness for us." They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say: "If Allah wills harm for you, or if He wills good for you, who can prevent what He wills for you?" Verily, Allah is well aware of what you do.

 Sometimes people can feel the events they are going to experience and think about them accordingly, and they may have fears or desires in line with their destiny. Then when the things they wanted or feared happen, they may think that they created them by the power of their minds.No, they were going to happen anyway by Allah. We servants can only ask Him through our prayers and that is all. So it is not that we are attracting an event to ourselves with brain power because we are afraid of it or because we want it so much. Everything is being realized by our Creator, the Lord. Imagine, the first time you met something that scared you or bothered you, you didn't even know what it was like. And yet it happened to you...

You don't even realize some of the calamities that happen to you.

Since it is only the Almighty Creator who has brought everything into existence, we should turn to Him alone to fulfill our desires and to attain true salvation:

Surat al-Baqarah 45 And ask for help in patience and prayer. Surely this is too heavy for none but those whose hearts tremble.

Surat al-Maryam 48 "I am leaving you and those whom you call upon besides Allah; I will pray to my Lord, and I hope that I will not be unfortunate in my supplication to my Lord."

Surat al-Sajdah 16 They turn away from their beds and pray to their Lord in fear and hope. And they distribute out of what We have provided for them.

Surat al-Believer 14 Pray to Allah, ascribing religion to Him alone, even if the disbelievers dislike it!

Surah Fatiha 5 We worship You alone and seek help only from You.

Surah Al-Baqarah 107 Do you not know that to Allah alone belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth? There is no guardian or helper for you besides Allah.

Nahl 53 Every blessing you have is from Allah. Then when a hardship touches you, you call upon Him alone.   

Our Lord commands us to abandon superstition and to turn to true knowledge and belief based on evidence:


Surah Isra 36. And do not believe in what you do not know and follow after it, for the hearing and the sight and the brain are all responsible for it.

Ali İmran Surah  151.  We will strike fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they associate with Allah that for which Allah has not sent down any proof, and their shelter is the Fire; evil is the destination of the wrongdoers!

And as I have always said, to ask a power other than Allah to fulfill our wishes means to worship that thing, to associate partners with it. It doesn't matter whether it is a shrine, a creature or a statue, the universe or our mind. They have no sanctity and no power over life. And there is not even an exception to this.

There is also a confusion between the effect of our mind on our body and creating events with this mind power. For example, if our mind helps our immune system to be stronger or weaker, or to heal diseases, or if our brain has telepathy, etc., these are presented as if they are evidence for other issues, as if there is a connection between them. This is what the spiritist doctrine is trying to do in every field.

17:67 And if harm should afflict you at sea, then all those whom you called on besides Him suddenly vanish from you except for Him. So when He saves you to dry land, you turn away. Man is ever rejecting.

17:68 Are you confident that He will not cause this side of the land to swallow you up, or that He would not send a violent storm against you? Then you will find no caretaker for yourselves.

When faced with real difficulties, human beings often turn to God and ask for help through sincere prayer. And as a result, they often find that even in the most difficult moments, things quickly turn in their favor. In fact, it is only our Lord who both brings the trouble and removes it. But when the trouble or danger passes, most people go back to their old ways and start running for partners. It is interesting that human beings are so eager to ignore who is the creator and ruler of everything. Even though he has repeatedly experienced events that tell and show the truth of the matter... Sometimes he thinks that it was luck that brought him to the top, sometimes he goes off the rails to the extent of claiming that it was his brain power, etc. that made it happen. Or he starts to think that other associates are helping him...

Surat al-Zumar 49. When an evil touches a man, he calls out to Us; but when We give him a blessing, he says: "This has been given to me because of my knowledge". Indeed it is a test, but many do not know.

Surah Al-Mulk 21 And if He withholds His provision, who is there to provide for you? Nay, they stubbornly persist in rebellion and hatred.

Meanwhile, the following verses provide a good answer to the misconception of those who hold pantheistic beliefs, that is, those who see themselves and the universe as part of God:

Surah Al-Ikhlas 3 He has neither begotten nor been begotten!

(Allah is neither derived from anything, nor has He derived anything from Himself, but He created His creation entirely apart from Himself, in other words, out of nothing).

6:101 He created the heavens and the earth out of nothing. How can he have a child when he has no partner? He created all things, and He is All-knowing.

Praise be to Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth and gave life to darkness and light. Then those who conceal the truth equate them with their Lord.

Since our Lord created everything apart from Himself, out of nothing, He has no partner and therefore shirk is the greatest sin.

And the world we live in is not a dream or a fantasy world, it is completely real:

Surah Tangaboon

3 He created the heavens and the earth in truth, and fashioned you and made you beautiful in appearance. To Him alone is the return.

Surah Ibrahim 19 Have you not seen that Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth? If He wills, He will destroy you and bring a new people.

It is repeatedly emphasized in the verses that the ideas that Spiritism tries to instill in people are baseless and should be avoided. In other words, Spiritism is the opposite of Islam.

Also, one of the mistakes that people make is that they think about what other people will think of them, what they can do to gain their favor, their praise or approval, and even try to spend their lives doing this.

In fact, the only one whose praise and approval we should seek is our Almighty Creator.

We should think about what our Lord thinks of us, not what so-and-so thinks of us, and work to produce good deeds for this purpose. Since gaining Allah's pleasure in this world involves producing good deeds and doing good deeds for others, the likelihood of getting good and beautiful people to think positively about us will also increase as a result.

Striving for your image in the eyes of others is completely futile. You will even find that someone who has such-and-such an opinion of you will spontaneously come to have the opposite opinion years later. Sometimes you may even find that not even years later, just a few seconds later, he has completely changed his mind...

Only the Creator should be feared, not people. There is no lasting gain except to be among those who deserve Allah's love and appreciation. This is the only thing that will determine our life in the Hereafter, our eternal journey. But as I said, the way to this is also to do good to people and to oneself.

Surah Zumar: 38 And if you ask them, "Who created the heavens and the earth?" they will surely say, "Allah!" Say to them: "And what do you say about those whom you call upon besides Allah? If Allah wishes to do me harm, can they ward off His harm? Or if He wishes me mercy, can they withhold His mercy?" Say: "Allah is sufficient for me! On Him are those who put their trust."

Surah Zumar 52. Do they not know that Allah expands and contracts provision for whom He wills? There are lessons in that for a people who believe.

In fact, those who seek help from other things other than Allah start to experience difficulties even in this world. Maybe things seem to be going well for a certain period of time in their lives, but one day, even in this world of trial, they begin to see that things are going wrong.

Surat al-Tawbah 118 He accepted the repentance of the three who were left behind. The earth, despite its vastness, had become narrow to them, and their own selves had pressed them down, and they realized that there was no other way to escape Allah's anger but to seek refuge in Allah. Then He granted them repentance so that they could return to their former state. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, and His mercy is boundless.
Surah Yunus 107 If Allah afflicts you with harm, it is He who will remove it, not another. And if He wills good for you, there is none to refuse His favor. He bestows His grace on whomsoever He wills of His servants. He is All-Forgiving, All-Merciful.

When Allah offers us good things-rewards in this world, or gives us some hardships and punishments, He can put our consciousness into a frequency compatible with this situation. In other words, we can sometimes have a state of mind in line with what we have experienced and what we will experience. But again, here again, events do not happen in line with our thoughts, it's just that sometimes our mental world is in harmony with what is going to happen.

Also, since one should not fear anything other than Allah, the violation of this, i.e. excessive fear of other things, can be inflicted on that person by Allah as a punishment. And again, there is no question of that person's power of thought, etc. It is always one who creates and governs.

Also notice that many times the things we fear do not happen to us, on the contrary, we are protected from them. Or what we really want may not happen many times. In fact, if the power of thought were real, many of the poor people in the world, or those who have other problems, would not always be in this situation. But there is only one being who can do that, and that is our Lord, who is the giver of all blessings and troubles, and who will put everyone in heaven or hell in the Hereafter according to what they deserve. In fact, nothing happens by itself; He creates every event that happens, good or bad. He is the only one who created the universe out of nothing and is the ruler and creator of all that happens in it.

Allah Almighty declares in His verses that He does not forgive associating partners:

Surah Al-Nisaa 116 Allah does not forgive associating partners with Him, but what is less than that He forgives for whom He wills. He who associates partners with Allah has gone into irreversible error.

In this context, it is necessary to completely abandon this derivative of the behavior of associating partners, accepting a creative power other than Allah and seeking help from it, which is something that should not be done; that is, the belief that you can direct events with the power of thought.

In fact, the idol worshippers did not see the statues themselves, but what they represented as the creative power, and many of them did so within a pantheistic philosophy. In other words, they thought that this power was a part or reflection of God. It is the same with today's idolaters...

Let's say it again; in the past there were attempts to impose this belief on the Islamic world through Sufism. And they were partially effective. Now, through modern masks, people are skillfully instilled with the idea that they are gods or a part/reflection of themselves. The aim is always the same: to lead people into shirk...

Speaking of Sufism, let me give you our video on the subject:

Sufism is the Trojan horse used by spiritualism to infiltrate the Islamic world.

In other words, it is diametrically opposed to Islam. But by tweaking verses, attributing symbolic meanings to verses or adding non-Qur'anic sources to religion, Sufism has been tried to be adopted as if it were Islamic.

7:16 [Whereupon Iblis] said: "Now that Thou hast thwarted me,"11 shall most certainly lie in ambush for them all along Thy straight way,

7:17 "Then I will come to them from between their hands, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left; and You will find most of them unthankful."

7:18 [And God] said: "Go forth from here, disgraced and disowned! [And] as for such of them as follow thee - I will most certainly fill hell with you all!

Surah ARAF

16. He said: "I swear by Your temptation that I will be set upon your straight path to lead them astray."

17. Then I will come upon them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right and from their left, and you will not find many of them grateful."

18. Allah said: "Come out of it, defeated and expelled. If any of them follow you, I swear by Allah, I will fill Hell with you."

Yes, Iblis is setting up on the path of religion in order to make people's feet slip, and he sets the trap of shirk with various traps. Most people are caught in this trap.   People who think that they created the good things that happen to them will not be grateful to Allah. They will take credit for themselves and/or the universe.

Paganism, also known today as Spiritualism or New Age, is in reality the teaching of this jinn.

The only way to realize this and reach salvation is to embrace the Qur'an as  religious source. Because only the Qur'an has been preserved and it is the only solid religious source on earth that spiritualism cannot extend its tentacles.

The purpose of this worldly life is a test, that is, to confront the good or evil in man. The other function of this life is to start tasting some small rewards or punishments while we are still in this world. As a result of this confrontation with ourselves, our right to object in the hereafter is eliminated. Someone who has repeatedly witnessed the evil in himself or experienced the good in himself will now know why he is going to eternal hell or heaven in the afterlife.

 What is required of us is not to turn our backs on the verses given to us at creation and also later through the book, but to complete our test as a monotheist and a good human being. In this context, we should not make the mistake of following superstitions to gain so-called benefits in this two-day world. Shirk, or associating partners, is the biggest sin and mistake and will only turn our world and hereafter into hell.

We must completely get rid of the fallacy that "the minds of servants create and manage events and even matter and the universe" and realize that Allah alone created everything and that there is no God or ruler other than Him. No one can be a partner to Him. This is what Islam emphasizes, and to turn to the opposite beliefs, i.e. superstitions, is nothing but ruining our eternal future in the Hereafter.

Surat al-Baqarah: 22 It is the Lord who made the earth a mattress for you and the heavens a building. And He sent down water from the sky, and with it He brought forth for you a sustenance of fruits and crops. So do not associate partners with Allah while you know.

And the Lord Almighty, in His free will, brings our fears before us if He wills, or our desires (punishment or reward) if He wills. He is our master, not a servant to be guided by our thoughts. We or any other creature has no share in His rule. He will give everyone what they deserve in this world and especially in the Hereafter...

22:18 Didyou not see that to God yields what is in the heavens and what is on the earth, and the sun and the moon and the stars and the mountains and the trees and what moves, and many of the people, and many who have deserved the retribution. And whoever God disgraces, then none can honor him. God does what He pleases.

You should never make the mistake of trying to order the universe, your mind or so-and-so idol about your future, that is, worshipping them.

Surah Al-An'am 148 Those who have committed shirk will say: "Had Allah willed, we would not have committed shirk, nor would our ancestors. Nor would we have forbidden anything." And those before them denied in this way until they tasted Our torment. Say: "Do you have any knowledge with you that you can bring before us, and you follow nothing but conjecture. You are only talking nonsense",

In order to avoid eternal pain and disappointment in the Hereafter, the servants should immediately turn away from such insidious shirk beliefs such as "creating events with the power of thought" or "pantheism". Spiritualism and all its extension idolatrous formations must be turned away from and their fallacies must not be approached.

Indeed, there is no divinity or lordship in any creature.

We should turn only to Allah and ask Him and fulfill our prayers without fail. We should not associate anything with our Lord, and we should always be aware of the fact that all creatures were created out of nothing, in other words, that they are completely separate from Allah.

We must live a life of goodness and faith and obey the commands and prohibitions of the Almighty.

This is the only key to eternal and true salvation, to lasting blessings and happiness.

And this is not a secret, it is a clear verse in a clear Book.

Surah Al-Mu'minun: 59 Those who do not associate partners with their Lord,

13:22 Andthose who are patient seeking the face of their Lord; and they hold the contact prayer, and they spend from what We have bestowed upon them secretly and openly, and they counter evil with good; these will have an excellent abode.

Do you perform your prayers and pay your zakat? Do you compete with others in goodness and charity? Do you live by turning towards Allah alone and making religion exclusive to Him alone? Do you stay away from superstitions and forbidden things and walk on the path of true knowledge, science and beauty? Do you read the Qur'an (in your own language with understanding), the only protected book of our Lord and therefore the only source of religion? In short, do you obey Allah's commands and prohibitions? Only our Lord determines whether we will live in beauty or in hardship based on these deeds... Both in this world and in the Hereafter...It is He alone who gives everyone what he deserves.

(My Turkish article translated with machine)

Wa Alaikum As'salam,

Jazaka Allah Khayr, dear brother Fadi.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah
Peace be upon you,

The Second Treatise of the Great Seth is an apocryphal Gnostic writing discovered in the Codex VII of the Nag Hammadi codices and dates to around the third century.

Please note that Prophet Mohamed came during the 6th century. Therefore, The Second Treatise of the Great Seth was written before Islam.

The Second Treatise of the Great Seth says that Jesus testified that he is not the one who was put on the cross but another one. That is exactly what Quran says.
Paragraph # 10 in this link
...For my death, which they think happened, (happened) to them in their error and blindness, since they nailed their man unto their death. For their Ennoias did not see me, for they were deaf and blind. But in doing these things, they condemn themselves. Yes, they saw me; they punished me. It was another, their father, who drank the gall and the vinegar; it was not I. They struck me with the reed; it was another, Simon, who bore the cross on his shoulder. I was another upon Whom they placed the crown of thorns. But I was rejoicing in the height over all the wealth of the archons and the offspring of their error, of their empty glory. And I was laughing at their ignorance.

•   Quran (4:157) And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah." And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.
GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Urgent response on biblics verset
« Last post by fadi on August 07, 2022, 01:23:56 AM »
Salamo alikum,

Ezekiel says that no one will bear anyone’s sins. Each person is responsible for his/her actions. Then when the Bible says that Jesus will bear our sins, we can immediately determine that the Bible is corrupted because Jesus clearly testified that he did not come to destroy (change) the law but to fulfill it.

      •   Matthew (5:17) Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

•   Ezekiel (18:20) The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous
        shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

Then Ezekiel said that your good deeds will erase your sins, and that’s exactly what Quran says.

•   Ezekiel (18:22) None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall
« Last post by Sama on August 03, 2022, 10:13:35 AM »
Wa alaikum assalam,

I am not an admin, but you can post your material here.
« Last post by SalafiMuslim on August 03, 2022, 09:38:17 AM »
Assalamualaikum. Im asking if any admin would be able to post an article on the theory of evolution. I have the all the material required to refute the theory . Add me on discord and I will share it with you and make an article regarding this issue. I feel like many muslims should know of this and strengthen their creationist view over the darwinist view.
GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Overspending or wasteful (Al-Mobazer)
« Last post by fadi on August 02, 2022, 05:13:41 PM »
Asalamo Alikum,

There is a major sin that many Muslims commit daily without their knowledge, which is overspending for no reason. This is called extravagance in Islam.

•   Quran (7:31) O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid (mosque), and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess.

Please note that Allah has allowed us to enjoy our lives, and commanded us to take our adornment in praying, and to eat and drink, but also commanded us not be exaggerate.

Let me give you an example of how you may be one of the extravagances. There are a variety of cars available in the market. Some have a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine, others a 6-cylinder 3.6-liter and 8-cylinder 5.3-liter, and so on. They are all beautiful and reliable cars. When you choose an expensive car whose price is more than $25,000 while you can buy a car that is worth $16,000 car, then this is called waste in Islam. Keep in mind that it will cost you more money to maintain like you will use twice as much gas for the same trip if you use a bigger engine, and the insurance will be more expensive, and so on. Please note that there are many things to name but I gave you one example to show how we waste without knowing.

Allah commanded us not to exaggerate because those who spend excessively are the brothers of Satan. This is very dangerous and Muslims should understand it carefully. Allah commanded us to help the needy instead of overspending for no reason. This means that Allah wanted us to buy the $16,000 car instead of a $25,000 car and donate the surplus money to the poor, or to keep the surplus money with our savings and at the end of the year, we have to pay 2.5% zakat (charity) on this money.

•   Quran (17:26-27) And give the relative his right, and [also] the poor and the traveler, and do not spend wastefully. Indeed, the wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord ungrateful.

Some Muslims may argue about this and say that Allah made these beautiful things for our pleasure because of verse (7:32). But keep in mind that a $16,000 car is sometimes more beautiful and reliable than a $25,000 car.

•   Quran (7:32) Say, “Who has forbidden the adornment of Allah which He has produced for His servants and the good [lawful] things of provision?” Say, “They are for those who believe during the worldly life [but] exclusively for them on the Day of Resurrection.” Thus do We detail the verses for a people who know.

They may argue about this as well and say that Allah told Qarun to enjoy his life as long as he helps the needy.

•   Quran (28:77) But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. And do good as Allah has done good to you. And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters."

So they may argue that they help the needy and want to enjoy life and buy anything expensive. But keep in mind that Allah said that He created these expensive and beautiful things to test us, not to enjoy us.

•   Quran (18:7) Indeed, We have made that which is on the earth adornment for it that We may test them [as to] which of them is best in deed.

Allah also commanded Muslims not to even look at these enjoyment categories, because Allah said that He is testing them and He will crush them.

•   Quran (20:131) And do not extend your eyes toward that by which We have given enjoyment to [some] categories of them, [its being but] the splendor of worldly life by which We test them. And the provision of your Lord is better and more enduring. 

Allah has clearly told us that He will ask us what blessings He has given us and what we have done with them.

•   Quran (102:8) Then on that day you shall most certainly be questioned about the boons

Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) said, Man’s feet will not move on the Day of Resurrection before he is asked about four things: his life and how did he consume it; his body and how did he use it; his knowledge and what he did with it; and his wealth and how he earned it and spent it.

Can you stand the heat of hot weather for 5 minutes, so remember that every day in the fire of hell is equivalent to 1000 years of our time on earth?

If this post makes sense to you, please share it on your social media because you don’t know which good deed will help you go to heaven. 

GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Urgent response on biblics verset
« Last post by fadi on August 01, 2022, 11:45:44 PM »
I am glad that your friend knows that God said in Isaiah that He gives His glory to no other. Then he said that the Bible says that God gave His Glory to Jesus. This is ample evidence that the Bible is modified. Let me give you a practical example, if I say, I will not give my money to anyone, then someone claims that I gave him my money, then this person is a liar because I said that I will not give my money to anyone. It's the same when God says that He does not give His glory to anyone, then the Bible says that God gave him glory to Jesus, then this is obvious that the Bible is not telling the truth. I can support you with many verses from the Bible that Jesus is nothing, he is only a man like me and you but Christians don't want to wake up.
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