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i cant thank god enough that i was born in a Muslim family i believe in my religion and won,t go against it but what if i were to born in a non Muslim religion and may be i never hear the name Islam my whole life because modern life is just like that you have every thing on you door steps may be if some one introduce me to Islam just may be i change my religion or may be not i won,t even listen to that guy and why wont i its just like if now some jew come to me and say my religion is perfect join and i wont and its same the other way around it its just as a big Muslim scholar won,t turn Jew but he want the Jew to turn into a Muslim and a big jew scholar wont turn a Muslim but he want the Muslim to turn Jew every one have there reasons like i have mine for not turning into a non-Muslim and may be they are also right on there place to

please put your self in a Jew,s place who born in a Jew family dyed in that religion color and may be never heard the name of Islam what then isn't it unfair and may be if some one introduce to islam or other religions you wont listen to them and your right on your place

and what if you were born on a island where people think they are the only kind that exist in this world and they don't know that there are people across the sea you lived your life there and died there what will happen to your then isn't its even more unfair now

asked 101 AliAri's gravatar image

Brother know that Allah is Adl always, for those that never heard islam there is a hadith qudsi that says , on the day of judgement Allah said HE will bring hellfire infront of these people and HE will order them to walk into it, those that do will walk into paradise those that refuse will go to hell. Salaam

(Jun 13 at 02:35) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

the fact you are saying is like there is a tribe that use a method to see if ppl are innocent or not they ask them to put there hands in to boiling oil if they do they are innocent if they don't they are guilty that makes no sense

(Jun 13 at 11:19) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

Thanks for asking, and may Allah reward you for asking. I have taken some (if not many) points from Dr. Zakir Naik lectures, and will try in due course to make those points as brief as I can. So lets get started.

  1. Every person is a born as Muslim. Any deviation from his natural "fitrah" is due to teachings of his parents, and/or external enviromnet
  2. Supposedly for argument sake a non-Muslim dies and he starts complaining on Day Of Judgement "Why didn't you give me a chance to guide me to Islam?". This is a valid question but there is a flaw that Allah is unjust. Allah is,not unjust in the least of degree. Therefore, we must establish that Allah just and wise.
  3. Hence from earlier point we can conclude that Allah does give every non-Muslim a chance in his life, as mercy and justice on his part, to revert back to a Muslim; he gives him light towards the true path. Look at mike, even though he is atheist, he knows about Islam (though there are points I don't agree with him, I respect him), as an example in practice.
  4. If Allah guides that man, that doesn't imply the person becomes lazy in achieving the objective i.e. coming back the true path (Islam). That would be like saying a teacher gives right sources (books) to study your exam but you don't actually strive in reading through books. So ultimately the student fails. Similarly Allah gives you the light to guidance, but you must strive (jihad). This is a fact, not an opinion: And as for those who strive in Our path-We will surely guide them in Our ways. And verily Allah is with those who do good.[29:70]. In addition we must make sure that the sources are right: Quran and the authentic Sunnah, if you find difficulty in understanding then referring those references in Quran and/or Sunnah to a learned scholar who is trustworthy. Therefore it is our duty to strive in knowledge of Islam (which helps clears doubts) and present Islam to non-Muslims in the best way possible. See this outstanding verse about knowledge: "Say believe in it (the Qur'an) or do not believe. Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration. And they say, 'Glory be to our Lord! Truly, the Promise of our Lord must be fulfilled.' And they fall down on their faces weeping and it adds to their humility." [Al-Qur'an 17:107-109]
  5. I will make this a valid point from an answerer: the man is not to blamed for his nature, but rather for following his nature! which is a major differentiation between a man and an animal.
  6. If you were the only person in the world then Allah will still guide you as part of his mercy. You should avoid doubts in Allah. He will show you signs to guide you: We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Quran) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?[41:53]
  7. Had there been a need of another Prophet, Allah would have sent so. But prophethood ended with Prophet Muhammad (saw) which implies that message is complete and the Islam is spreading with power and mercy of Allah (if you see the Quran has been preserved till now for this very purpose). If you know, it is a fact that Islam is spreading as the fastest religion in the world thus it must impact every non-Muslim in one way or another as part of guidance (a chance to come to the truth) by Allah. So injustice is impossible, in this world, by Allah, neither in the world to come.

To conclude my answer the only one blaming himself will the sinner himself. He will surely be shown signs by Allah (this is a fact) and will only ask for more respite, but it will be too late for that. The following verse is conclusive:

SURAH MULK

7 When they are cast therein, they will hear the (terrible) drawing in of its breath as it blazes forth.

8 It almost bursts up with fury. Every time a group is cast therein, its keeper will ask: "Did no warner come to you?"

9 They will say: "Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we belied him and said: 'Allah never sent down anything (of revelation), you are only in great error.'"

10 And they will say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire!"

11 Then they will confess their sin. So, away with the dwellers of the blazing Fire.

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Every person is a born as Muslim i dont remember when i was in my mother whom or before it or when i was born how i was born so plz explain how can it be

i have seen ppl who are dyed so much in religion that they have become black unable to think see walk in the light of the sun believing every thing there muftis or there fathers told them even sacrificed there wife,s children's family's

i know one thing the ppl i mentioned will not turn to any religion if they are Muslim they stay Muslim if they are jew they stay jew etc

(Jun 13 at 11:36) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

Islam is about 1400 year old christian are about 2000 and some say jew go to 2000bc even before that there were other religion that existed before that and some are even today which are unknown and old as the man kind itself

so what will happen to those ppl who existed 1400 years ago who dont even know what light is

(Jun 13 at 11:40) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

Aliari first of all all messengers preached one thing: worship Allah and obey his commandments. To accept or reject is in the hands of people.

A Muslim means someones who submits his will to Allah (swt) so by that definition: Jesus is Muslim, Moses is a Muslim etc you get the point. The term used is "Today I have 'perfected'..." which means it was perfected for whole of mankind. The chrisitainity and judaism are deviations from original teachings of Islam. Know Islam existed since Hazrat Adam (as) but it was preached to tribes, nations etc. it was localized.

(Jun 13 at 11:56) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

If they don't want to turn to Islam after calling them then they will be their own witness on Day of Judgement (they will blame themselves and say "I wish I were dust". Do you remember that Hazrat Nuh (as) son wish to stay with the people of Nuh? He got drowned with other people. So the point is the people choose for themselves.

Do read stories of Prophets in the Quran and you will know that Prophets called day and night to come to Islam (Islam means peace), and its not a religion but a way of life (deen).

Please reread through my answer, and read the QUran with understanding.

(Jun 13 at 12:03) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

Also since major scriptures (injeel, torah, etc) mention about coming of Muhammad (pbuh) then if he/she is true christian, jew or hindu, she will follow the last Prophet as well. Thus in those terms they will be Muslims as well. But unfortunately most of them they don't even follow their scripture (they rely on priests, rabis etc to read their own book for them and they pick verses out of context) as a whole, so who is to blame for not reading? Allah or them? This should be common sense to you now.

There is lecture on this topic as well by Dr. Zakir Niak on youtube.

Salam

(Jun 13 at 12:16) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

The Christianity and Judaism are deviations from original teachings of Islam well you may be right but they existed long before Islam you if you say they preached the ppl wrong that will also mean that the prophet,s before Muhammad(saw) preached the ppl in a wrong manner that would imply that Allah didn't guided those prophets correctly

(Jun 13 at 12:34) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

dont get me wrong today Islam is only concerned about Allah(swt),Muhammad(saw),ail(r),hussan(r) or i would say only the Arabic world

like the ppl before them did not matter like we can not defile prophet,s teaching

they also have love for there prophet and they don't want to let it go away so why do they have to ans for them self's

its like why do ppl still remember Einstein , newton , Shakespeare ,nelson Mandela i believe that a person hard work his love for his ppl his suffering can not be forgotten

(Jun 13 at 12:50) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

You are getting confused. Islam was already present, its the people that created these deviations mostly the jews who intervened in their own holy scriptures.

The message of all prophets is the same regardless of the prophet. For this very reason Muhamamad (saw) mentioned don't differentiate between prophets. We can't reject any prophet because they all taught the same message.

The point is simple, Allah does what seems fit and is the best, which is sometimes beyond our comprehension.

Regarding the good people not a single atom worth of good deed will be unjustly treated. The only

(Jun 13 at 17:17) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

Sin that is unpardonable is shirk. If any of those commit then they will definitely go in hellfire. For this very reason I mentioned about Hazrat Nuh (as) son event. Even though a son is very dear to the father but in matters pertaining to shirk, there is no helper for him in the world (or this world) to come whether it be prophets son (Hazrat Nuh (ra) offspring), or albert einstein himself.

(Jun 13 at 17:20) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

If they don't commit shirk they may still go to paradise. This is mentioned in the Quran as well:

Not all of them are alike; a party of the people of the Scripture stand for the right, they recite the Verses of Allah during the hours of the night, prostrating themselves in prayer.[3:113]

So you see there are those people that follow in honest. The People Of Book is a respectable name, not a derogatory one. But majority of them have deviated.

And look at the following verse:

(Jun 13 at 17:28) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account.[3:19]

I would recommend you read Quran because you will find answers there. My answers will make more sense when you read Quran. It is there to understand and contemplate on. Once you read through then you will have fewer questions (doubts) in mind. I personally

(Jun 13 at 17:29) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

recommend Dr. Muhsin translation as it is very easy to understand.

http://www.noblequran.com/translation/

If you need something please don't hesitate to ask. You can search through that website using keywords like jews, christians, people of book etc to gain more knowledge. Always read in context to grasp understanding. I personally gained most of the answers through Quran and i believe you will too, thats why its al-furqan

(This is) a Book (the Qur'an) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.

Salam

(Jun 13 at 17:31) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

Also another way to get better grasps is watching lectures of renowned scholars namely: Dr. Zakir Naik (he has studied major religions) and Sheikh Ahmed Deedat (a legendary Daee).

Salam. If you need any more help then refer me directly at my email instead: abdulwasay12@live.com

(Jun 13 at 17:41) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image
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the fact that you are saying this is sad. Islam teaches us what is right and what not to do. every religion does. if the Jews or Christians hadn't changed to torah or bible in the first place then they would've been doing the right thing. even then its not like every Jew or Christian follow what is right. so don't question Allah. and im pretty sure by now that a lot of people know what Islam is, after all it is the second largely practiced religion. and for the people who don't know its there fault for sticking to there ways and not changing when the whole world is.

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don't think you read the question right.

"and for the people who don't know its there fault for sticking to there ways and not changing when the whole world is." and you wonder why people think islam is a supremist ideology.

btw, it's "their" not there. don't worry a common mistake.

(Apr 10 at 00:05) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

and why would you say that? "islam is a supremist ideology" do you even know anything about islam?

(Apr 11 at 22:30) muslimah18 muslimah18's gravatar image

i know a bit. not as much as you i'm sure. but is islam not to dominate the word? is it not the one "true" religion? does that not make it supreme to all other religions/ideologies? did not the jews corrupt the torah? have not the christians diefy jesus? do the christians not make jesus a "partner" with allah?

allah has sealed their hearts, over their eyes is a veil, they are deaf and dumb. around 2:7.

5:51 take not the jews and christians for allies, they are but allies to one another. who amoung you verily becomes one of them, and allah does not guide such evil doers.

(Apr 11 at 22:58) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

25:44 those you stray from the path are but like cattle, nay they are lower than cattle.

so you are an enlightened human and i'm dumber than a cow? sounds a bit supremist, don't you think? maybe that one is more elitist? what do you think?

(Apr 11 at 23:00) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

the fact that you are saying this is sad--> what do you mean by that i am saying it its a fact as real as there is a sun up there

if the Jews or Christians hadn't changed to torah or bible in the first place then they would've been doing the right thing-->islam is ilke 1400 year old christian about 2000 and some say jew go to 2000bc so its the people fault that they were born at that time

(Jun 13 at 00:41) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

ok let me ask you a questing if for 15years you know that some guy is your father whom you spend like 15 or 20 yaer and after that time you suddenly know that this guy is not your father its some one els and you have the choice to go with the new guy you dont know or you can stay with the current man who loved you for all that time will you chose the new guy or the old one the majority will stay with the old guy that is a fact

(Jun 13 at 00:43) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

ali, are you talking to me? if so i do get what you are getting at. you asked a question then answered it yourself. i agree with youranswer, i would stick with the 'father' i've known. if you are making an anology between the 'father' and religion, then you seem to be taking a sympathetic stance towards those who don't abandon their religion to become muslims? so, again, i don't know what you are getting at.

(Jun 13 at 11:38) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

mike not you iam asking musilman18 what is my point it is that every one is right on there place if you go and stand on there place and think like them you will see that you are right on your place and they are right on there place you both never done anything bad to each other or to anyone els

so why 1 go to haven and 1 go to hell if you read my question you can see my point

(Jun 13 at 12:15) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

i see your point and agree with you 100%. if dying in the state of shirk is the one unforgivable sin. then an atheist or hindu or buddist who does great humanitarian work and dies not believing in "the one true god, allah", he or she goes to hell for all eternity. but the suicide bombers and other muslims who are mass murderers may only be in hell for some time and then achive a low level in paradise. it makes no sense.

did you see where this crazy new pope, francis, said that even atheist can go to heaven.

(Jun 13 at 12:22) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image
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Assalamualaikum

Thank you for your question. The answer to the question is very simple.

Everyone who hears the message of Islam in a sound and correct form (and rejects it), will have evidence aginst him. Whoever dies without having heard the message, or having heard it in a distorted form, then his case is in the hands of Allaah. Allaah knows best about His creation, and He will never treat anyone unfairly. And Allaah is All-Seer of His slaves. (Sheikh Al Munajjid)

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Thank you

who hears the message of Islam in a sound and correct form (and rejects it), will have evidence

Does that mean that the person who believed in his religion for half of his life and some day heard about a new religion and some one asked him that join this religion brother its true religion

and i believe that the ans would be no mostly i would say NO to it that i believe all of you to will say no as well

so will he burn in hell who done nothing wrong who believed in the same god but in a different way would that make him a kaffir who never stop you from doing what you want

(Jun 13 at 14:52) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

You are welcome. Yes I see your point. But there are some points as well that perhaps if you grasp more you will get a better and more balanced understanding inshaAllah.

(Jun 13 at 14:57) IbnFaruque IbnFaruque's gravatar image
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thank you can you shear some brief points so it might help me

(Jun 13 at 15:19) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image
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First of all, we can be completely assured of one thing. And that is Allah will not put any human being in hell unjustly, even for a second, let alone for eternity. So you can sigh in relief, because the judgement belongs to Allah, the Most Just, and you can absolutely trust Him to do what is Just and fair. If we are slightly worried that Allah is going to be unjust to the disbelievers, and will punish them even though they arent to blame, then we can be absolutely relieved that this is not the case at all.

(Jun 13 at 17:24) IbnFaruque IbnFaruque's gravatar image

And actually, if you read the Quran, never ever ever do you hear the people of hell complaining that they have been here because Allah was unfair to them or that they deserve to be in some other place. No, rather the people will chastise and blame themselves. Allah says: And they will say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire! (Surah Mulk)

(Jun 13 at 17:41) IbnFaruque IbnFaruque's gravatar image

Now think akhi. If someone is punished unfairly, even punished very slighly, like a parent punishing his child for something that wasnt their fault, they will often complain and express their disapproval of this punishment. Is that right? But here the people are being punished by hell, and none of them are complaining of being innocent. How can this be? The reason is the people themselves are absolutely convinced that what they have received is they who are to blame, and certainly that they have no room to blame Allah.

(Jun 13 at 17:49) IbnFaruque IbnFaruque's gravatar image

Secondly, it is not acceptable according in Islam for someone to blindly follow the false religion of the family. Religion is by choice (after a certain age), and not something a person is permanently stuck with. Allah gave human beings the intellect and Alhamdulillah they use it for many things, like computer, study, etc. However, many people refuse to use it when it comes to religion. So the hindus pray to idols who were made by other humans, and many Christians believe God is three and One being at the same time, and that God allowed Himself to be killed for mankind's sin.

(Jun 13 at 19:18) IbnFaruque IbnFaruque's gravatar image

And Buddhists believe in Karma justice in life, that if you do good you will be repayed with good and vice versa. Yet they dont believe in God, so who controls all of these affairs, and rewards the good and punishes the evil? And Atheists disbelieve in a Creator or God, yet cannot answer if there was no God, how was the Universe created? Was it created by nothing, or did it created itself? And so on and so forth

(Jun 13 at 19:23) IbnFaruque IbnFaruque's gravatar image
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The point is, Allah gave people the brain and logic to use. The most important thing in life is one's religion, because upon it one's eternal life may depend. Yet some people use their minds for every single thing in life, be in Science, newspaper, politics, family yet only in religion they say 'we follow our parents.' How can this be right. If you dont follow your parents in the latest technology, and in the internet, in the usage of computer, and its considered wrong and backward to do so, then why do you refuse to use your intellect when it comes to religion?

(Jun 13 at 19:28) IbnFaruque IbnFaruque's gravatar image

Last point is strong. I agree.

if you dont follow your parents in the latest technology, and in the internet, in the usage of computer, and its considered wrong and backward to do so, then why do you refuse to use your intellect when it comes to religion?

(Jun 13 at 19:30) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

thank you .......

(Jun 14 at 12:52) AliAri AliAri's gravatar image

so intellect leads you to believe in jinn? and 'the evil eye'? and gog and magog? that is hilarious.

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