What is the Reality of dreams according to Islam

June 17th, 2012
by Sufia

Any person who is genuinely devoted to Allah, the prophet and his teachings, is quite often given to dreams in which the Prophet or Allah, or infrequently both, appear to them. These dreams usually leave the person refreshed and filled with joy and thankfulness to Allah at their visions. The dreams are seen as a positive future, both on earth and when the person dies and is welcomed into Allah’s presence.

Sometimes the dreams tell of good fortune coming and this usually will come true. As does the feeling of lightening of the soul that these devout people often experience. These dreams are often alluded to as the person having them being allowed to glimpse the future as far as Allah permits. These dreams, if good, also signify that the dreamer is on the right path towards Allah and is to be blessed.


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The dreams can signify different things when deciphered at different times of the day. Mornings are usually positive, but evenings or afternoons can be the opposite. Dreaming of nasty things, like snakes or scorpions usually means that the person is not on track according to Allah’s wishes and needs to repent and admit to their sins. Although if a grave is opened, there will only be found the normal bones of a human body and no sign of a snake’s remains or that of a scorpion the idea is ingrained from whence the person has the dream.

When a person sleeps their soul is thought to go to Allah who returns it the next morning. If He is pleased with them, they will return refreshed and energised, if not, they will have a restless sleep and be grumpy and tired the next day because of the lack of restful sleep. People may say that they do not dream. This is untrue, as the body does dream, but often the mind covers the dreams in a cloak of secrecy because they have been too unpleasant to recall. Even good dreams may fall victim to this type of censorship by the person’s own mind. The mind is conditioned to deny things that may mean something is going to drastically change a comfortable life, or a personal one, therefore dreams are not always given their due.

Dreams are not straight-forward, either in message or appearance, but, should the person seeking enlightenment continue on, they will make sense. Some may be about something that is weighing heavily on the person’s mind which may be work or personal reasons. Other times, if the person is extremely devout, they may simply be affirmations of this to the person’s inner self should some small doubt have surfaced? Many dreams may simply be a reflection of the way the person is feeling, or an illness that has not been suspected, and may be a warning of this potential problem.

Tasawwuf: The Soul of Islam

June 17th, 2012
by Sufia

There is a lot of confusion concerning this word: tasawwuf. Whereas the Quran and Sunnah are held as the highest point in a Muslim’s obedience creed, tasawwuf is mistakenly thought to supersede the two. This view is held by many people and has split the Muslim faith into two distinct camps of which one abides by the Quran and Hadith, the other by tasawuff.
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Actually, the tasawuff is a later part of the Shariah, relating to feelings of the heart, and very much a part of the older religion. Every external deed is for the betterment of the heart’s feelings and thus allowing a person to pass happily into the afterlife. If this unconditional love is not obtained, then the person is destroyed inside. It is the growth of this love, the desire is to have Divine pleasure and it gives total obedience to the orders of the Shariah that makes it what it is.

Tasawuff exists purely to purify the heart from every lowly desire, lust, jealousy, nastiness whether by deed or speech, vanity and all the negatives that live in a Man’s heart and words. In return it wishes to clothe the heart with all things that are above these other emotions. These are fear of Allah, trust, love, truth, pure thoughts, and all that will make a Man worthy of attention in the afterlife, but most especially Allah’s mercy and love. This is its primary reason for existing and its soul.

To determine the problems of the heart in these issues is usually placed in the hands of a Shaykh or teacher. This person in turn has to be qualified according to the Shariah rulings, have had teachings by a suitably qualified Shaykh, who is respected by his followers, has no interest in worldly wealth for himself, tries very sincerely to teach his followers with education and morality, and has the needed religious knowledge, among other things. This person does not have to produce karamat or miracles, nor do they need to be able to see the future. Indeed, if they do, they may not be a Shaykh at all.

In order to follow the teachings of tasawuff it is good if you find a Shaykh whom you trust and like, for it will make your conversion easier. Once you have found this person, then there is a promise shared between you both in that he guides you and you follow him. There are several parts which the initiate vows to pursue, of  which are to start an everyday self-assessment before going to bed in order to repent the bad ones and give thanks to Allah for the good ones, make sure that your eyes, ears and tongue are watched strictly to prevent doing or saying the wrong things, develop a humbleness whereby you do not judge others for what they do or think you are better than them, remember Allah frequently and other items which are part of this ritual.

Why Islamic Jewelry in Silver is So Popular for Men

June 11th, 2012
by Sufia

Islamic Jewelry in Silver for Men Why Islamic Jewelry in Silver is So Popular for Men

Muslims men are prohibited from wearing gold as a wedding band or engagement ring made out of metal that contains yellow Gold. With time and the advancement of technology rings for men now come in a wide variety of materials and forms. A popular metal known as White Gold is available in 18 and 14 carats and is used by Muslim men which are technically also wrong. Another popular 9 carat White Gold known as Swasa also contains yellow gold and is therefore prohibited in Islam for wearing by Muslim males.

Types of Yellow Gold

There are many types of gold and most of them are precious to semi precious metals. Pure Gold or 999 Gold cannot be used in making jewelry as it is too soft and malleable to sustain the wear and tear. Another type of gold known as 916 Gold is made by adding different metal alloys is used for making jewelry and for holding gems and is much stronger as compared to the pure 999 Gold. It is more precious and used for making wedding jewelry and heavy gold sets. After that we have 18k Gold. Addition of alloys leaves it 75% pure but makes it stronger and does not allow the metal to bend. 14k Gold or 58% pure metal and 9k Gold or Swasa 37.5% pure are also used for making jewelry. Many Muslims think it is white gold so wearing it is not prohibited. But even the slightest touch of gold is not allowed by Islamic Shira so wearing it is also haraam for Muslim men.

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Most of gold jewelry is plated with white, rose and black colored alloys which produces White, Rose and Black gold respectively. As the matter of fact is that it is still gold but only disguised by changing its color and addition of other alloys. In brief, Muslim men can wear silver, silver alloy not containing gold and of course, platinum rings, bracelets and chains but not the metal Gold.

Other Facts Related to Men Wearing Gold

There are many other interesting facts related to wearing gold by men in the Islamic school of thought  that are popular worldwide. Many men think that they will lose their reproductive strength if they wear gold. In some societies or male dominated cultures wearing jewelry can make a man look like a woman so they strongly forbid their males to wear any sort of jewelry. Exchanging of wedding bands or rings is considered an act for Christians and therefore they do not wear a band. However, over the passage of time and with the advent of modern technology, new thoughts and ideas of modernity have replaced old orthodox views about wearing rings and other forms of jewelry including gold ornaments. Some Muslims have started wearing these ornaments to show their individuality and stay above the crowd. All we can say is that it still is fact that gold is prohibited in the form of jewelry for Muslim men to wear.

Will Islam Rule?

June 5th, 2012
by Sufia

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The future is not always predictable and clear. Humans, as subjective beings, can only make assumptions about the future. So many scientists draw theories and the so-called social sciences of humanities and arts but there is no law determining the unknown outcomes with 100% authenticity. But this does not go the same for Islam. Islam, the religion of peace and love will remain for a long time till there comes a time when the believers of this religion stop believing in God.

Islam will rule in near future as per according to the predictions by the holy prophet Muhammad sallalaho alayhi wasalam and Quran. Things are fast moving towards that direction and it is nearing the time when Muslims will rule the world as professed by the last messenger. And for all those predictions and prophecies to come true there is strong need for the Muslim world to come united as one.

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There are certain trends these days that demand our attention though. Islam is presently the fastest growing religion throughout the world particularly when compared with Europe and America. According to a recent survey of the USA’s population, more than 50% of its infants are of a minority and within this minority the number of Muslims stands out. A wave of Islam has swept across the continent of Europe. A massive number of people have converted to the religion and the trend goes on with accelerated speed. This trend is a cause of some concern for the governments and traditionalists of both America and Europe.

The reason for mentioning this trend lies in the overwhelmingly obvious strategic and economic importance of these nations and areas. Both Britain and France are veto powers in the UNSC and both have the status of being first world countries (a status that is conferred upon many), unlike so-many countries from where Islam originated.

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It is important to point out here another reason that may prove to be the determining factor in the victory of a nation which is also present in the nation (Muslim Ummah) – a common belief system or a common cause. It might sound very emotional and non practical but history says otherwise. Throughout the history of nations, only those who had a cause and a belief to live and fight for had survived and ruled.

A cause which has sound social, political and legal basis, be it the allies in the Second World War or Alexander the great, the reason behind it all is what matters the most. Muslims of today have both belief and a belief in the cause. Only the right kind of opportunity and the perfect amount of intensity is missing. But it is only a matter of time before this is achieved. Keeping in view the Arab Spring, the possibility of a trigger doesn’t seem remote.

Islam- A religion of hate or love

June 1st, 2012
by Sufia

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In order to judge if Islam is a religion of hate or love, we first have to establish a standard procedure of judging the religion, a standard that might be the same for all the religions of this world. The necessity for a common definition or procedure of judgment is a prerequisite for contemporary scientific regime. Even apart from that if we judge a phenomenon without any solid grounds, it will come under the attack of emotions and sentiments and will lose authenticity.

Assuming that all religions are to be judged and evaluated by the established teachings of that very religion and not by the actions of its followers, all religions would present quite a different picture.  Islam, if we judge the religion from its fundamental text (Holy Quran) and the Prophet of the religion (Mohammad (PBUH)) will appear to be one of the most peace loving and the most progressive of religions. If Islam is followed at its basics you will find that aggression is frowned upon.

Among the nations, Islam propagates peace and a friendly environment. Islam prohibits unnecessary wars, and strictly warns Muslims not to initiate a war unless for self defense. Law of war and prisoners of today is a derivative of the law presented by Mohammad (PBUH). Islam does not believe in random killing of the civilians, and acts of violence are not permitted outside the battlefield. Islam has very stringent rules against destruction of the property and lives of the civilians in a war and attempts to keep them separate from it.

Islam established the concept of equality 1400 years ago, when human civilization as a whole was nowhere near grasping the idea. Islam abolished slavery by freeing the slaves and Mohammad (PBUH) emphasized the point that all human beings, black or white, educated or illiterate, rich or poor, are created equal. No one holds any superiority over the others. This is important to note this was said in his last address to Muslims. He did not try to teach them tactics to conquer the world or fight their competitors; instead he taught them important lessons concerning humanity. This clarifies the basic theme of Islam- Humanity, love and collectiveness. Love and peace are basis of the religion despite the contradictory practice of some Muslims who have usually been influenced by other factors.

Islam is religion of peace and in Quran it is clearly mentioned that killing of a man is equal to the killing of whole of the humanity where as saving the life of a human is like saving the whole of the humanity. Those who are so called Muslims or those who are not the true followers of Islam have defamed and tried to hurt the image of Islam on purpose. Individuals acts of a person or group of people cannot be associated with the true teachings of Islam.

Adam Father Of Mankind: A Death Blow To Darwanism Scientific Analysis

April 6th, 2012
by Sufia

ALLAH (God) the Greatest is the only Creator. This Universal law of creation was denied by an atheist Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882). He advanced a theory of evolution. He believed in the survival of the fittest in the evolutionary stages. He calls evolution by mutation and natural selection. In his theory he held that life sprang up from non-living matter without any divine assistance and man was not created but all animal did descend from one primate kind and they evolved to what they are now through evolutionary stages. He held there is a strong link between early ancestors, and ape and men are descendant from Apelike prehistoric men.


The theory of evolution revoking the divine creation resulted into far reaching miserable consequences. It gave a death blow to the moral values in Europe etc., which were invoked by the religious teachings in nineteenth century. After the evolution theory became the common knowledge of the people that history recorded progressive worsening of the crime, delinquency, immorality and even war. People resorted to nasty and foul means to achieve their own benefit, as they believed that in struggle for existence the stronger survives. But in what they indulged was not the struggle for the power, the weak were driven to the wall and the strong survive.

The theory of the survival of the fittest enticed few men in power to unparallel tyranny. H.G. Wells in his Book, The Outline of History admitted, “The Darwinian took formal Christianity unawares, suddenly the immediate effect of this great dispute was very detrimental indeed.

The new biological science was bringing nothing constructive as yet to replace the old moral stand-bys. The real demoralization ensued. There was a real loss of faith after 1859. The true gold of the religion in many cases was thrown away with the worn out purse that had contained it for so long, and it was not recovered. The people at the close of the 19th century believed that they prevailed by virtue of struggle for existence, in which the strong and the cunning get the better off the weak and confiding. Man, is a social animal like the Indian hunting dogs of the human pack should bully and subdue the weak. (pp956,957-1921)” It is the theory of evolution which paved the way for agnosticism and atheism, and corroborated communism. Karl Marx (1818-1883) the father of modern communism was so delighted with Darwin’s evolution work that he wanted to dedicate the English Edition of his book Das Kapital to Darwin because he felt that Darwin’s theory gave a basis in natural science for the class struggle he taght. Darwin’s evolution was considered spade work for persons to accept communism and other godless ideologies.

Both Nietzsche and Marx were profoundly influenced by Darwin’s Evolution theory. They applied it to their social and political teachings, enticing people to kill the religious and the religion. And the world witnessed a great genocide of the unarmed people, particularly Muslims under Bolshevik revolution in 1917. It was certainly the theory of evolution which gave birth to anarchism, fascism, Nazism and Zionism and it hurt the human family.

The Zionists took very active part in the Bolshevik Revolution. The following facts are revealed for the information of the readers. The Jewish Chronicle in its issue of 4rth April 1919: There is much in the fact of Bolshevism itself, in the fact that so many Jews are Bolshevists, in the fact that the ideals of Bolshevism at many points are consonant with the finest ideals of Judaism.

The best known expose of the Jewish role in the Bolshevik coup de tat was by Sir Winston Churchill wrote “With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of leading figures are Jews. Moreover the principal inspiration and the driving power comes from Jewish leaders.”

The Central Committee of the Bolshevik party was made up of nine Jews and three Russians. The council of the People’s Commissars comprised of seventeen Jews and five others. The Central Executive Committee consisted of forty two Jews and fourteen others. That proves the enmity of the Jews against the religious and the religion and particularly Muslims.

The Zionists mercilessly murdered thousands of unarmed Palestinians in West Beirut on 18th September 1982 at Sabra and Shatilla. A resolution was passed against Israel on 19th September 1982 in the Security Council.

However, the Darwinian theory did not go unchallenged. The biologists who work on living matter in all its forms and phenomena especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction and structure etc, carrying experiments on non-living matter.

Louis Pasteur, a French scientist (about 1860), conclusively demonstrated that micro-organism which are present everywhere and get into organic matter, which serve as their food. After feeding and growing, the micro-organisms reproduce and thereby give rise to others like themselves. If flasks containing food are given the heat treatment for their sterilization, and sealed even after many months, no micro-organism did appear. The technique of heat treatment to kill the micro-organism and protect the food from contamination after its sterilization by sealing the air off the flasks is called pasteurization.

The origin of any life, however simple, is really based on the scientific principle of biogenesis, for which the Encyclopedia Americana says: From the Greek word bios (life) and genesis (birth, source creation) is the biological term for the doctrine that living organisms are produced by other living organisms, biologists are now not only in virtually unanimous agreement that all life derives from preceding life, but that the parent organism and its offspring are of the same kind.

After going through the aforesaid scientific facts that life did not come out of the non-living matter, let us look into the Qur’an, which established that the earth was a dead matter after its creation:

Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together then We parted them? (21:30) Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke (i.e. gaseous nebula) and said unto it and unto the earth, come both of you willingly or loath. (41:11) (literal translation).

Science has proved that the sun and the earth were conjoined in gaseous nebula. The Sun was a fireball. When earth separated from the sun, it was a hot liquid magma, then it gradually cooled down till it was enveloped with ten to fifteen miles of solid crust of hot rock and metals etc. The earth still has in it burning hot magma which comes out in the eruption of a volcano revealing its origin blazing hot gaseous rotating nebula before the formation of the universe. The knowledge made it known that hot molten matter cannot carry any life into it.

So science has proved beyond any doubt that life did not begin from a non-living matter as thought by Darwin. Then how did life begin? Darwin also contended that there is a strong link between early ancestors and Ape. That strong link could be only through blood and DNA. If the DNA of man could match with ape. The anthropologists could produce a test tube baby by matching genes of both. Had that experiment been successful, the atheists could have arranged a great festival on the grave of Darwin.

Allah said: The nature ordained by Allah in which He hath created man. There is no altering to the laws of Allah’s creation. (30:30) (This is literal translation. Mostly the translators write their own opinion as translation. It is wrong. Arabic Fitrat or Fitrah means nature. Fatra verb means to create, bring into being. Al-Mawrid Arabic Englsih).

However the seventh century revolution mentioning there is no altering to God’s creation was opposed after Darwin’s evolution theory. A famous evolutionist writer Dobzhanski in his book, The Biological Basis of Human Freedom cynically stated, mutation produces changes in the genes and variants of the genes structure, these are the raw material of the evolution. (p.56) Another evolutionist A. Scheinfield in his book, The New You and Heredity states. It is through the rare instance of the favorable mutation, of innumerable kinds and countless numbers, occurring successfully over much extended period that the whole process of evolution may now be explained (p.476-1950) But after carrying out thousands of experience in mutation of different kinds the biologist had to acknowledge: H.J. Muller who received the Noble Prize in 1946 for his contributions to this field declaring the results of his experimentations said: Most mutations are bad, in fact good ones are so rare that we may consider them all as bad, (Times. Nov, 11, 1946 p.96). He also wrote in an article entitled Radiation and Human Mutation in Scientific American of Nov, 1955 saying: In more than 99 % cases the mutation of a gene produces some kind of harmful effect, some disturbance of function.

Dobzhanski who had very enthusiastically held that the mutations produce changes into gene had to acknowledge, A majority of mutations both those rising in laboratories and those stored in natural population, produce deterioration of the viability, heredity diseases and monstrosities. Such changes it would seem, can hardly serve as evolutionary building blocks. (Genetics and the Origin of Species p.73) The seventh century Divine Book the Qur’an could not be challenged that declared: The nature ordained by Allah (God) in which he hath created man. There is no altering to the laws of God’s creation. (30:30) Now I revert back to our main topic to find if science recognizes Adam as father of mankind. We have learnt from the science that the earth – from the sun – was like a fireball. So when it cooled down it was a dead matter and the dead matter can’t revive life on its own. So one has to accept that Allah (God) created all life forms and created man. Allah said: Be dutiful to your Lord. Who created you from a single soul (Adam). And from it created its mate, and from them twain spread abroad a multitude of men and women. (4:1) (Literal translation) Allah the Glorious, the Exalted pointing to His Omnipotence who created you from one lineage that He initiated from Adam and from him He created his mate (Eve). Now we shall see scientifically how could this lineage result in the multitude of men and women.

Science has unraveled a very amazing fact concerning heredity. It has established that neither mutations nor natural selection or any other factor advocated by evolutionists could result in making a different life form from previous form. Science has revealed a precise mechanism which fulfills the genesis law of reproduction only after its kind. This mechanism is found in the substance known as DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) within living cell. DNA has been found to be a carrier of inheritance code in living things.

DNA is a microscopic computer with a built in memory. It stores a fantastic number of blue prints and at the right time and place it issues the orders to build all the cells and structures of every plant, animal and human beings. This DNA is the chemical compound of which genes are made. DNA preserves all forms of life within their basic kinds. The amazing DNA keeps the organism within the bounds originally set for it allowing no alterations in it. It cannot deviate from it except by an accident such as radiation from outside cell, which results in impairment or death as was experienced at Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Atomic Bombs thrown by USA in 1945.

Scientists are unanimous that living cell has retained its shape in all the ages after its creation in the body of Adam. Same is the case of animal and plant cells. Geneticists have found that heredity information for all species is determined by the sequence of the nitrogenous bases in the DNA molecule. Gene has one thousand or more such units strung together in a long thread. The genes in turn make a chromosome. A human cell has tens of thousand genes into 23 pairs of chromosome. These genes make for a fantastic variety with in a kind. This is why in the case of human family hardly any two people look alike, even though there are more than four billion people on earth today and yet they all remain within human-kind.

Over and above the heredity carrier DNA, there is conclusive evidence establishing Adam the father of mankind. There is tremendous gulf, which separates man from animal with regard to mental ability. Of all the living things, man is the only one who can continue to improve his knowledge. Animal can learn few things but they never progress beyond a certain point.

The chimpanzee is much superior to other non-human primates in memory, imagination and learning capability. But all efforts to educate chimpanzee or any other of the Ape family (of which human is claimed to be begotten by Darwin) have failed. They soon exhaust their capability to learn new things and can’t go beyond because their DNA allows for noting more.

How wonderful is the creation of man! When God created him to be His vicegerent on the earth there was a challenge as to his mental capability of Adam against angles and Jinn. (Satan was Jinn among angels) and these three are considered as prudent.

The Holy Qur’an details this. He taught Adam all the names, then showed them to the angels saying: Inform Me of the names if ye are truthful. And He (God) taught Adam all the names. Names include the names of all the things, their nature characteristic and actions (Ibn Kathir). So the mind of Adam could absorb all the knowledge just after his creation. It is great miracle with regard to his mental capability, which finally established his superiority over others.

Therefore, human mind is not the outcome of evolution but it is a great gift with which God blessed Adam the father of mankind and children of Adam are quite distinct from all living beings due to their mental powers.

An Anthropologist Lorren C. Eisely said, that the arrival of human brain measured in geological terms, appears to have been surprisingly sudden. This huge mushroom of a brain, which has arisen magically between night and morning. When I say that the human brain exploded, I meant no less. (Scientific American Dec. 1953) An evolutionist H. Melleresh said, His is a different brain, admittedly superior in more than degree, yet in so great a degree as to constitute something new in the world. (The story of Man by H.E. Melleresh)

Man whether oriental, occidental, civilized or primitive has about the same high potential that creates a vast gulf between mankind and animal kind.

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