Jesus in the Glorious Qur’an

Introduction
The Qur’an tells us a lot of wonderful things about Jesus. As a result, believers in the Qur’an love Jesus, honour him, and believe in him. In fact, no Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus, on whom be peace.

…The Qur’an says that Jesus was born of a virgin, that he spoke while he was still only a baby, that he healed the blind and the leper by God’s leave, and that he raised the dead by God’s leave.

What then is the significance of these miracles? First, the virgin birth. God demonstrates his power to create in every way. God created everyone we know from a man and a woman. But how about Adam, on whom be peace? God created him from neither a man nor a woman. And Eve from only a man, but not a woman. And, finally, to complete the picture, God created Jesus from a woman, but not a man.

What about the other miracles? These were to show that Jesus was not acting on his own behalf, but that he was backed by God. The Qur’an specifies that these miracles were performed by God’s leave. This may be compared to the Book of Acts in the Bible, chapter 2, verse 22, where it says that the miracles were done by God to show that he approved of Jesus. Also, note that Jesus himself is recorded in the Gospel of John to have said, “I can do nothing of my own authority” (5:30). The miracles, therefore, were done not by his own authority, but by God’s authority.

What did Jesus teach? The Qur’an tells us that Jesus came to teach the same basic message which was taught by previous prophets from God—that we must shun every false god and worship only the one true God. Jesus taught that he is the servant and messenger of that one true God, the God of Abraham. These Quranic teachings can be compared with the Bible ( Mark 10:18; Matthew 26:39; John 14:28, 17:3, and 20:17) where Jesus teaches that the one he worshipped is the only true God. See also Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13, and 4:27 where we find that his disciples knew him as Servant of God.

The Qur’an tells us that some of the Israelites rejected Jesus, and conspired to kill him, but Allah (God) rescued Jesus and raised him to Himself. Allah will cause Jesus to descend again, at which time Jesus will confirm his true teachings and everyone will believe in him as he is and as the Qur’an teaches about him.

Jesus is the Messiah. He is a word from Allah, and a spirit from Him. He is honoured in this world and in the hereafter, and he is one of those brought nearest to Allah.

Jesus was a man who spoke the truth which he heard from God. This can be compared with the Gospel According to John where Jesus says to the Israelites: “You are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God” (John 8:40).
The Virgin Birth of Jesus
Muslims believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. When the angels announced to Mary (peace be upon her) about Allah’s promise that she will have a son, she was surprised, since she was a virgin. “How can this be?” she thought. She was reminded that it is easy for Allah to create whatever he wills.

She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is (Qur’an 3:47).

It is not difficult for Allah to do anything he wants. He can create a child with both human parents or only one. No miracle is beyond His power. After all, He had created Adam (peace be upon him) from neither a man nor a woman. He created the rest of us from both man and woman. What is so hard if Allah decides to create a human being from a woman only? He only commands “Be!” and it occurs.

Some people think that since Jesus, peace be upon him, had no human father then God must be his father. The Qur’an rejects this view. The position of Jesus with Allah is comparable to the position of Adam with Allah. Just because Adam had no human parent does not mean we should call him the Son of God.

Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is. (Qur’an 3:59).

According to the Qur’an, everyone except Allah are His servants.

And they say: the Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a Son. Assuredly ye utter a disastrous thing, whereby almost the heavens are torn, and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall to ruins, that ye ascribe to the Beneficent a son, when it is not meet for (the Majesty of) the Beneficent that He should chose a son. There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficent as a slave. (Qur’an 19:88-93)
The Miracles of Jesus
According to the Qur’an, Jesus, on whom be peace, performed the following miracles by Allah’s leave:

1. Spoke while he was only a baby.
2. Healed those born blind.
3. Healed the lepers.
4. Revived the dead.
5. Breathed life into a bird made of clay.

In the Qur’an Allah quotes Jesus, peace be upon him, as saying:

Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird by Allah’s leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah’s leave. And I announce to you what you eat and what you store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily is a portent for you if you are to be believers.
And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me. Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path. (Qur’an 3: 49-51).

Again, in the Qur’an Allah tells us about the situation on the Day of Judgement:

In the day when Allah gathers together the messengers and says: What was your response (from mankind)? they say: We have no knowledge. Lo! Thou, only Thou art the Knower of Things Hidden.
When Allah says: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember My favour unto you and unto your mother; how I strengthened you with the holy Spirit, so that you spoke unto mankind in the cradle as in maturity; and how I taught you the Scripture and Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and how you did shape of clay as it were the likeness of a bird by My permission, and did blow upon it and it was a bird by My permission, and you did heal him who was born blind and the leper by My permission . . . (Qur’an 5:109-110)

Not all of these miracles are recorded in the canonical gospels, the four gospels contained in the Christian Bible.

The fact that Jesus spoke while he was yet a baby is not written anywhere in the Bible. This should not be surprising, because none of the Gospels can claim to recover every single event in the life of Jesus. Instead, the gospel According to John seeks to emphasize that the events were too many to record.

Similarly, the miracle of breathing life into a bird made of clay is not attested by the Christian Bible. This too should not make us wonder. It is obvious that the writers of the gospels could write down only the tradition that was available to them. Furthermore, they could not write down everything they knew about Jesus for they were writing on papyrus material that were very limited in length.

What is worthy to notice here is that the Prophet Muhammad, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, was honest enough to promulgate this information about Jesus. The religion taught by God through Muhammad would deny the divinity of Jesus. Any human being, therefore, who wished to deny the divinity of Jesus would have tried to belittle Jesus. Since Christians looked upon the miracles of Jesus as a proof of his divinity, we might expect that any human being who tries to deny the divinity of Jesus would not have informed people of miracles not previously known to them. He might have even tried to deny some of the miracles recorded in the canonical gospels. On the other hand, the prophet Muhammad honestly conveyed the message delivered to him from Allah. (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.)

Allah tells us the truth without fear. Human beings trying to win followers tell us only what is conducive to winning us over. They usually withhold information that could lead to opposite conclusions. On the other hand, Allah informs us about the miracles of Jesus even if people use this information to support their prior commitment to the doctrine of the divinity of Jesus. Allah does not need to win worshippers. Those who worship Allah does so for their own good. And those who worship false gods do so to their own detriment.

What Allah emphasizes, though, is that the miracles of Jesus do not prove he was divine. The miracles he performed were a sign, a proof, that he was God’s messenger. He performed them with God’s help and permission. Those who use his miracles as proof of his divinity would choose to forget the following sayings of Jesus:

I can of my own authority do nothing. (John 5:30)

They also forget the declaration of Peter:

Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know. (Acts 2:22 KJV).

These passages suggest that Jesus did not do miracles on his own. These, rather were accomplished by God’s leave. Allah reminds us of this. Jesus also constantly repeated to his audience that the miracles he performed were by God’s leave.

(www.whyislamtrue.org / 17.06.2011)

BOOK SIGNING

Tijd
zaterdag 9 juli · 18:00 – 21:00

Locatie
Marlee’s Coffee and Tea

349 Decatur St
Atlanta, GA 30312

Gemaakt door:

Meer informatie
COME OUT AND JOIN US, for our 2nd book signing of “In My Reflection” a compilation of Poetry BY AMEERAH A. RAHMAN!

All that we ask is that you come out, and enjoy the evening with us. That of course You patronize the venue, by buying some of their EXCELLENT food, Sip on Marlees Delicious smoothies,Coffee or Tea! Marlee’s has some excellent selections.

Desserts will be served…
A Raffle for a free book..
A CD of Poetry and much more…

WITNESS THE DYNAMIC VOICES OF MYLA AND BIA ALI AND HEAR SOME IGNITING POETRY BY AMEERAH A. RAHMAN!

THIS IS PROMISING TO BE A POWERFUL EVENING!!!

349 Decatur St
Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 230-9160

Guest Post: Scientific Role of Muslims

Scientific achievements are an inherent part of the Muslim identity and there is a need to reinforce and encourage Muslim contributions in science, technology, business, medicine etc. It is an Islamic duty for Muslims to excel in all fields of scientific endeavours. This is a core value of Islam as a religion and as a civilisation which contributed to the progress of science and technology through out the ages.

There is a very important hadith that accurately describes the role of Muslims towards their society and to humanity. Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that says: “The believer is like rain, wherever he goes he brings goodness”.

Be a good Muslim role model, you cannot be a good Muslim unless you constantly seek knowledge, scientific and intellectual advancement for yourself and others. The first word in the Quran is Iqra which is an order to Read and seek knowledge constantly.

I can’t live hating the society I’m in. I have to be proactive. I have to get involved. Don’t be minimal in the effort you can make. Be successful in whatever area of life you are in. Respect those who are successful.

Instead of crying about what happens to Muslims, be proactive and prove to everyone that you as a Muslim are doing your best to contribute to your British society, Ummah and to the whole of humanity.

Islam always needs a lot of dedicated and talented Muslims to work hard and relentlessly contributing to the scientific and technological progress in every possible field. Muslims need to remember that the pursuit of science and success was always a core Islamic value. There is an entire chapter in Quran named “Iron” as Islam emphasises the importance of industry, technology and the pursuit of science and success. The Quran even describes the process of manufacturing the metal alloy which Dhul Qarnayn used to build the defensive wall that stops Gog and Magog.

Strong hearts always have room for compassion and forgiveness regardless of injustice. Weak hearts always have a sense of revenge that controls them.

Uneducated and unsuccessful Muslims sometimes cause more damage to Islam than Islam’s worst enemies.

Science and success are not only an important aspect of the Muslim character, science and success also provide a platform for Muslims and non Muslims to work together in peace and harmony, appreciating and respecting each other.

Cooperation between Muslims and non Muslims in science, business and charity work will strengthen coexistence, tolerance and peace. It will also prevent conflict and will undermine the efforts of the proponents of the clash of civilisations on both sides.

I implore you, please make Islam proud of you . Be active in the society, don’t isolate yourself.

Why don’t you decide to benefit humanity by working in scientific research?

Why don’t you decide to use your creativity and entrepreneurship to design a product that the whole of humanity can benefit from?

Why don’t you read a book per month? Do you know that scientific research showed that people with higher than average intelligence usually read a significant number of books, I think it was about 50 books/year? This is about a book / week. Scientific research also shows that there is a clear relationship between reading and the development of your analytical and mental abilities.It goes without saying that you need to choose the best possible books and research to read.

Don’t be single minded in your approach, read as much point of views as possible and also read in different fields and topics.

Why don’t you pursue a Masters or a PHD that could benefit the Ummah, UK and the whole world?

If you have the right credentials, Why don’t you think of teaching kids (Muslims and non Muslims) in your mosque or community centre to help them improve their educational standards?

Why don’t you try to teach teenagers and kids (Muslims and non Muslims) in your neighbourhood while trying to implant in them the importance of science, technology and creativity? This will help young people be more independent so they can pursue their own businesses and develop new products especially that unemployment seems to be constantly rising.

Why don’t you think of doing charity work with your Muslim and non Muslim neighbours?

There are plenty of ways you can benefit Islam and your society, if you want.

Allah’s Messenger said: “When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge/ science and righteous offspring who will pray for him.” [SahihMuslim]

(www.mpacuk.org / 17.06.2011)

Comité de soutien

Tijd
woensdag 22 juni · 8:00 – 11:00

Locatie
Aéroport de Zavetem

For Belgium to Gaza

Meer informatie
Mercredi 22 juin, le membres de la délégation belge Belgium to Gaza embarqueront pour Athènes. Les bateaux qui navigueront jusqu’à Gaza les y attentent. Nous vous invitons à venir soutenir nos représentants !

Rendez-vous à 8h00 du matin dans le hall des départs de l’aeroport de Zaventem. C’est tôt, mais pas besoin de prendre congé 😉

Komende woensdag, op 22 juni, vertrekt de Belgische delegatie van Belgium to Gaza naar Athene. Daar zullen ze inschepen op de boten die hen naar Gaza zullen brengen. Wij nodigen iedereen uit om hen bij het vertrek te komen steunen en aanmoedigen!

Afspraak om 8u stipt in de vertrekhal van de luchthaven van Zaventem. Het is misschien wel vroeg, maar daardoor moet er tenminste geen verlof genomen worden op het werk 😉

FREEDOM FLOTILLA II-STAY HUMAN WILL SAIL TO GAZA!

 

Freedom Flotilla 2 – Stay Human is a rainbow coalition of human rights defenders. It does not only concern Muslims, but everyone, be they Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu, secular or whatever. This is world citizenry united/
Our destination is Gaza. Our means are non-violent. Our goal is to lift the illegal siege, completely and permanently and freedom for the Palestinian people.
With national campaigns in over 20 countries and around 10 ships being readied, Freedom Flotilla 2—Stay Human is on track to sail to Gaza to break the illegal Israeli blockade. The Turkish aid organization IHH remains part of the flotilla, even though the Mavi Marmara is unable to sail.

 

Israel’s policy of collective punishment remains intact. There is no doubt about the need for the flotilla. The so-called “established channels” for delivering aid to Gaza, referred to by global leaders seeking to stop our mission, do not allow for the needs of the people of Gaza to be met due to Israel’s many restrictions, nor do they permit freedom for Palestinians.

Nowhere else in the world are people required by the international community to accept humanitarian aid instead of freedom. And even that humanitarian aid is not forthcoming, owing to Israel’s blockade. This month, the health authority in Gaza proclaimed a state of emergency due to an acute shortage of vital medicines. Approximately 178 types of medications and 123 types of medical supplies have run out, and an additional 69 types of medications and 70 types of medical supplies are expected to run out within the next three months.
A few days ago, 46 Palestinian civil society organizations announced their full support of the Freedom Flotilla 2.
The fact that the Mavi Marmara will not participate in the FF2, means that the misinformation put forward by the Israeli government and its supporters that the flotilla is a “Turkish” and “Islamist” effort will be completely exposed. Hundreds of people from around the world are sailing to break the blockade on Gaza.
Freedom Flotilla 2 will include more ships than the first flotilla, even without the Mavi Marmara. Moreover, the coalition consists of significantly more member organizations this time, from all over Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.
The International Coalition of Freedom Flotilla II
(www.savegaza.eu / 17.06.2011)

King Mohammed VI , Moroccan King, To Announce Constitutional Reforms

RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s king was delivering a landmark speech Friday night presenting new constitutional amendments that could transform the North African nation into a constitutional monarchy with a more powerful elected government.

Pro-democracy activists, however, are skeptical that these rumored far-reaching changes will dramatically decrease the powers of Morocco’s 400-year-old monarchy, which has a long history of enacting superficial reforms.

With pro-democracy uprisings erupting around the Arab world, King Mohammed VI gave a speech in March announcing the start of a process of constitutional reform. He promised to strengthen the roles of the prime minister, the parliament and the judiciary in a bid improve democracy.

The move followed nationwide protests on Feb. 20 in which hundreds of thousands marched for greater democracy and accountability in the nation of 32 million.

Activists are skeptical and have continued to protest, even as the king’s constitutional commission drew up the amendments. They also say police are still beating demonstrators and journalists continue to be jailed.

“I do believe the monarchy will not easily relinquish its powers,” said Arezki Daoud, editor of the online North Africa Journal. “It feels too easy and too quick, therefore I expect some more political fights coming and the pro-democracy movement continuing to pressure the regime.”

The heads of Morocco’s political parties and unions were shown draft proposals for the amendments, and the broad outlines of the reform have appeared in the press.

The position of prime minister will be replaced by a more powerful president who will come from the party garnering the most votes and will be able to appoint and dismiss ministers and governors – powers previously reserved for the king.

The new president can also propose the dissolution of the government, but will still govern with the assent of the king.

Parliament would be able to launch investigations with the support of just one-fifth of its members or begin a censure motion against a minister with the backing of a third, rather than needing the unanimous approval demanded by the current constitution.

The judiciary, which has long been criticized for lacking independence, would be governed by a supreme council composed of judges and the head of the national human rights council. The justice minister would not be on the council.

One of the main complaints of the pro-reform February 20 movement has long been Article 19 of the constitution, which gives the king the title of “Commander of the Faithful” and the “supreme representative of the state,” which they say makes him an infallible absolute monarch.

The revised article will now make the king commander of the army and supreme only in religious affairs.

Western diplomats have said privately they believe the reforms are genuine and a sincere effort by the king to withdraw from the day-to-day running of the country.

Daoud, however, says while the new head of the government appears to be strengthened, the position is still quite weak, especially with an empowered parliament that can be swayed by the king.

“So for the president, his hands appear extremely tied, between executive orders that cannot be passed without royal consent and a legislative branch that can get rid of him any time,” he noted.

The February 20 movement refused to meet with the constitutional committee because they say it was appointed by the king rather than elected.

“We are against the constitution of Mohammed VI,” said Larbi Mekkaki, a 33-year-old activist marching Sunday in Casablanca. “We want a constitution from below.”

According to Hicham Ben Abdallah El Alaoui, the king’s cousin and a researcher at Stanford University, the current reforms follow the same pattern as previous ones, with the king dictating the terms to docile political parties.

“This scenario of a mock discussion among the same players as always, and a happy ending seems a foregone conclusion,” he wrote in French daily Liberation. “Constitutional amendments that are ‘good enough’ will come out and be approved by referendum and the international community. This will give the regime some credibility for reform so that it can dismiss the demonstrators in the street as ‘undemocratic.'”

He predicted continued street protests, however, despite government attempts to paint the February 20 movement as a cover for extreme leftists and Islamic radicals.

Morocco’s official political parties have largely kept their distance from the reform movement and have roundly applauded the amendments.

Prominent newspaper editor Rachid Nini was sentenced to a year in prison for casting doubt on court rulings in a ruling widely seen as an attack on the independent press.

Mostafa Mouatassime, the head of a small opposition party called the Civilized Alternative, however, said he was ready to give the new constitution a chance.

“A worse constitution than the current one does not exist, the new one has to be better,” said the politician, who was jailed for three years in 2008 for alleged ties to a terrorist network – charges he described as trumped up.

“I am optimistic, because in the end, all we have is our optimism. It’s either optimism or a revolution,” he said.

(www.huffingtonpost.com / 17.06.2011)

Turkey breaks with Syria over crackdown

Turkey, in a shift against its longtime ally, welcomes defecting Syrian officers. It also announces plans to deliver aid across the border to those displaced by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on antigovernment protesters.

Turkey on Thursday signaled a diplomatic shift to further distance itself from longtime ally Syria, welcoming defecting Syrian officers and announcing plans to deliver relief assistance to beleaguered pro-democracy protesters across the border.

The shift against Damascus, where President Bashar Assad has undertaken a bloody crackdown against peaceful demonstrators, comes after months of waffling and wavering over its stance on uprisings that have shaken or brought down autocratic longtime leaders across the region. Turkey endorsed the largely peaceful revolution in Egypt, for example, but pleaded for political reforms rather than the ouster of heads of state in others, especially ones where it has business interests, such as Syria or Libya.

“Like any other country, Turkey had double standards on the ‘Arab Spring,'” said Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, an Ankara-based analyst for the German Marshall Fund, a think tank. “But recently Turkey is fine-tuning its policy. This new policy is based on the demands of the people instead of the priorities of the regimes.”

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, architect of Turkey’s “zero problems with neighbors” policy that prioritized good relations with Middle East governments, all but announced the abandonment of that guideline to reporters Thursday after a meeting with Turkey’s ambassadors and national security team in the capital, Ankara.

“Our region demands a serious and urgent reform process,” Davutoglu told reporters, according to the semiofficial Anatolia news agency. “Regional people’s demands are normal, rightful and legitimate. Meeting those demands will make our region a more stable, more democratic and more prosperous region. We are ready to do our utmost to help our region complete this transition process in a healthy way.”

Davutoglu said relief workers would cross the Syrian border to bring supplies to thousands of hungry people displaced by Assad’s crackdown. Unnamed officials in Ankara were quoted as saying the Turkish military was considering establishing a humanitarian “buffer zone” inside Syria.

And as Syrian troops and pro-government shabiha militiamen in the northwestern province of Idlib on Thursday widened their deadly campaign to root out dissent in the region close to Turkey, a Syrian lieutenant colonel and four soldiers deserting their posts took shelter in Turkey, Anatolia reported.

The moves against Damascus, after escalating rhetoric against Assad’s actions, are cooling once-warming ties with Syria ally Iran.

Tehran has begun to criticize Turkey, a growing power in the Middle East and Muslim world, for adopting a “Zionist” foreign policy regarding Syria. Iranian commentators had hoped Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would soften his increasingly boisterous critiques of Assad’s regime after major elections Sunday. Instead, bolstered by election victories, a healthy economy and widespread popularity in the Arab world, Erdogan appears to have doubled down on his bet against Assad’s regime.

“One thing for sure is that the Syrian troubles are forcing the Turks to reconsider the tenets of their foreign policy,” said Henri J. Barkey, a Turkey specialist at Lehigh University and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Political calculations played a role in the change. Turkey is worried that a refugee crisis could unsettle the country. Another concern is that militant Kurdish groups may find refuge in Syria, as they did in the 1990s. In recent weeks, thousands of Syrian civilians have fled to Turkey and Lebanon to escape Syrian security forces.

Many say it was the harrowing images and horror stories of Syrian refugees that changed political calculations for Erdogan, who considers himself a world figure embracing the oppressed. On Thursday, Syrian activists issued a report and a video that they said documented the use of explosive bullets by security officials during a protest this month in Latakia in which 20 people were killed, including a 15-year-old.

Meanwhile, there were few signs that Syria was taking steps to stop the flow of refugees. Syrian troops continued to blaze through areas of the country’s restive northwest, where they have burned crops and shelled homes, rounding up and detaining hundreds of male residents older than 16, according to human rights activists.

Turkish journalists allowed to join Syrian troops in the besieged northern community of Jisr Shughur described a ghost town that smelled of blood.

“At the end of the day Erdogan thinks about people going to bed hungry and children losing their fathers and he feels it,” said Asli Aydintasbas, a columnist at the newspaper Milliyet and a frequent critic of the prime minister. “He’s a man of emotion.”

Surprising many, Turkey has also even spoken of the possibility of foreign military intervention and warned Assad that Ankara might endorse United Nations Security Council action against his regime.

“We are approaching a situation where international intervention is not totally out of the question,” said Unluhisarcikli, of the German Marshall Fund. “Turkey doesn’t want to be caught by surprise and wants to be prepared for such a possibility.”

Erdogan, analysts say, is enraged that Assad didn’t heed his advice to curtail violence and embark on reforms, humiliated that for years he has been talking up the Syrian president to partners in the West as the man to reform Syria.

“Erdogan is [angry] at Bashar for not listening to him, the big brother,” Turkey specialist Barkey said. “There is a danger for Bashar that Erdogan may personalize this.”

(www.latimes.com / 17.06.2011)

Dua in de islam

Dua, du3a, doe3a, doe’a, het wordt in de transcriptie op verschillende manieren geschreven, maar het betekent hetzelfde. Een dua is een smeekgebed wat de moslim richt tot Allah, waarin hij alles kan vragen wat hij wilt.

Het verrichten van een smeekgebed is een daad van aanbidding. Het laat zien dat de moslim zich overgeeft aan Allah met al zijn behoeften en vragen. De moslim toont hiermee dat hij Allah nodig heeft, zoals natuurlijk het geval is. Ook is het een manier voor de moslim om dichterbij Allah te komen en een manier om te verkrijgen wat hij wilt. Allah belooft namelijk dat hij de smeekbeden zal verhoren van Zijn dienaren:

En wanneer Mijn dienaren jou (O Mohammed) vragen stellen over Mij: voorwaar, Ik ben nabij, Ik verhoor de smeekbede van de smekende wanneer hij tot Mij smeekt. Laten zij aan Mij gehoor geven en in Mij geloven. Hopelijk zullen zij de juiste Leiding volgen. (Qor’aan 2:186)

Het smeekgebed is in de Islam een belangrijke zaak en het is belangrijk dat de moslim gebruik maakt van de mogelijkheid om smeekbeden te verrichten. Zoals al eerder vermeld in dit bericht toont de moslim op deze manier zijn nederigheid ten opzichte van Allah, hij aanbidt Allah ermee, zoals Allah ons opdraagt:

En ik heb de djinn en de mens slechts geschapen om Mij te dienen. (Qor’aan 51:56)

Het was ook de gewoonte van de profeet Mohammed, vrede zij met hem, om smeekbeden te verrichten tot Allah. Op deze website zijn er vele voorbeelden te vinden van dergelijke smeekbeden. En het was niet alleen de gewoonte van Mohammed, vrede zij met hem. Voorgaande profeten riepen Allah ook aan, zoals profeet Noeh:

En voorzeker, Noeh riep ons aan, en Wij zijn zeker de Beste Verhorende. (Qor’aan 37:75)

Sta dus stil bij het belang van de doe3a in de Islam en maak er gebruik van, dagelijks. Keer je tot Allah, zowel in moeilijke tijden als in makkelijke tijden, gedenk Hem en vraag Hem om hulp, Allah heeft immers gezegd in een hadith qoedsie:

“Ik ben tegenover iedere dienaar zoals hij denkt dat Ik ben. Ik ben met hem, waar hij Mij ook gedenkt. Bij Allah, Allah is meer verheugd met het berouw van Zijn dienaar dan ieder onder jullie zou zijn nadat hij zijn verloren rijdier in de woestijn terugvindt. Wie Mij een handbreedte nadert, nader Ik een armlengte; en wie Mij een armlengt nadert, nader Ik de ruimte tussen twee uitgestrekte armen. als een dienaar van Mij Mij lopend nadert, ren Ik hem tegemoet.” (Boekhaarie & Moeslim)

(Facebook / 17.06.2011)

UITNDODIGING: Political Party!

Tijd
dinsdag 21 juni · 19:30 – 21:30

Locatie
Haagse Kluis

Plein 20
The Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Gemaakt door:

Meer informatie
wij nodigen u uit de feestelijke afsluiting van het seizoen van het Politiek Café bij te wonen op dinsdag 21 juni 2011 20.15 uur (19u30 deuren open) in de Haagsche Kluis, Plein 20, Den Haag.

Volksvertegenwoordigers van alle politieke partijen in de Tweede Kamer zijn uitgenodigd een korte inleiding te houden over de vraag “Uw politieke hoogtepunt van het afgelopen jaar en uw grootste politieke teleurstelling van het afgelopen jaar”. Zoals u weet zijn wij van de “afdeling positief”. Dus geen gekat, geen gemier, maar immer proberen de politiek dichter bij de burger te brengen.

De sprekers zijn tot nu toe:
Sybrand van Haersma Buma, fractievoorzitter CDA, Tweede Kamer
Stientje van Veldhoven, fractielid D66, Tweede Kamer
Joel Voordewind, fractielid ChristenUnie, Tweede Kamer
Ronald Plasterk, fractielid PvdA, Tweede Kamer
Hero Brinkman, fractielid PVV, Tweede Kamer
Kees van der Staaij, fractievoorzitter SGP, Tweede Kamer

En ook zal Minister President Mark Rutte acte de presence geven.

Lezing 3 – Why am I a Muslim met Hamza Tzorzis

Tijd
donderdag 23 juni · 17:00 – 19:30

Locatie
Erasmus Universiteit – locatie Woudestein

Gemaakt door:

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Met trots presenteert JCVE in samenwerking met studentenverenigingen Avicenna en Iqra, de tweede lezing van de lezingenreeks ‘ Why am I a Muslim?’. Dit keer zal Hamza Tzorzis ( UK) een lezing geven met de titel ‘Why is islam the true religion’.

De Islam is een logische, maar vaak onbegrepen religie. Veel jongeren vandaag de dag, begrijpen helaas niet waarom ze nu moslim… zijn en hoe ze zich moeten gedragen naar de regels die zijn opgesteld in de heilige koran. Dit heeft als gevolg dat ze vaak asociaal gedrag vertonen of acties plegen die niet in overeenstemming zijn met de islam.
Willen we dat dit anders gaat worden, moeten we beginnen bij de wortels van het geloof Imaan, immers alles begint met Imaan. Als het Imaan sterk is, dan zijn een goed gedrag en het verrichtten van juiste daden een automatisch gevolg hiervan.

Met het oog op verbetering organiseren wij ‘Why am I a muslim’. In deze lezingenreeks zullen wij op donderdag 23 juni verder gaan met onze gastspreker Hamza Tzortzis.

Programma:
17:00 – Inloop
17:30 – Quran recitation
17:40 – Welcome speech
17:45 – Lecture
18:30 – Pause
18:45 – Questions and Answers
19:30 – Ending

Entree: 2 euro

Houdt de pagina van JCVE voor verdere informatie!

Tot de 16e insha’ Allah!!!