In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Say: Praise be to Allah, and Peace on His servants whom He has chosen (for his Message). (Who) is better?― Allah or the false gods they associate with Him? (59) Or who has created the heaven and the earth, and who sends you down rain from the sky? Then, with it We cause to grow well-planted orchards full of beauty and delight: it is not in your power to cause the growth of the trees in them. (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Nay they are a people who swerve from justice. (60) Or, who has made the earth firm to live in; made rivers in its midst; set thereon mountains immovable; and made a separating bar between the two bodies of flowing water? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Nay most of them know not. (61) Or, who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering, and makes you (mankind) inheritors of the earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Little it is that ye heed! (62) Or, who guides you through the depths of darkness on land and sea, and who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His mercy? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? High is Allah above what they associate with Him! (63) Or who originates Creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Say “Bring forth your argument, if ye are telling the truth!” (64)
I assert here, Islam DO NOT teach Muslims to hate others (non Muslim). Feeling more superior than other human being or worse being an arrogant displeased Allaah, in Islam it’s a sin. One of ayat in Al Qur’an stated :
Surah Al-Hadid, Verse 23:
لِّكَيْلَا تَأْسَوْا عَلَىٰ مَا فَاتَكُمْ وَلَا تَفْرَحُوا بِمَا آتَاكُمْ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ
So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, nor be exultant at what He has given you; and Allah does not love any arrogant boaster:
(English – Shakir)
In the authentic hadith reported by Imams Muslim and At-Tirmithi the prophet (S.A.W.) said,
“One will not enter Paradise, if one has an atom’s weight of arrogant in his/her heart.”
In society as an individual, Muslim must stay low profile outside and inside amongst others, either Muslims or Non Muslims. To Allah and only Allah knows, it’s our Taqwa (fear and obedience to Allah by action and heart) that distinguish us.
In term of our deen Islam, Muslim must haqul yaqin (have strongest faith) that Islam is the one and only true religion. In other words, Muslims proud of their deen but must avoid of being arrogant about themselves as an individual.
I don’t hate anyone. If I should hate, I hate the attitude not the person. Whenever they changed, hate vanished. If one hate the person, no matter good the person have changed, the hate is remain. That’s the different.
Basically, if you treat me good I will treat you better. If you treat me bad I will take it okay. But if you prevent me from performing ibadah to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, there’s no doubt I will defend my rights no matter what it takes.
This life is precious. The world is too wide for us to stick up in one place that limit our basic rights and our specific needs as a Muslim. This world is too wide for a narrow minded. And our beloved Prophet have teached us about Hijrah. Think and act wisely and freely in an Islamic mind set. This life offer many options for us to live by. Move on move forward…..there is no compromised when it come to ibadah to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’Ala.
Surah Al-Fatiha, Verse 2:
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 131:
إِذْ قَالَ لَهُ رَبُّهُ أَسْلِمْ قَالَ أَسْلَمْتُ لِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
When his Lord said to Ibrahim, Be a Muslim, he said: I submit myself to the Lord of the worlds.
Surah Al-Jathiya, Verse 36:
فَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَرَبِّ الْأَرْضِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Therefore to Allah is due (all) praise, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the earth, the Lord of the worlds.
Shaitan (devil) admit that Allah Subhannahu Wa Ta’Ala is The Lord of the worlds.
Surah Al-Hashr, Verse 16:
كَمَثَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِذْ قَالَ لِلْإِنسَانِ اكْفُرْ فَلَمَّا كَفَرَ قَالَ إِنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِّنكَ إِنِّي أَخَافُ اللَّهَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Like the Shaitan when he says to man: Disbelieve, but when he disbelieves, he says: I am surely clear of you; surely I fear Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
Ibn Qayyîm al-Djawziyyah a dit :
«Comment les Coeurs ne tombent-ils pas amoureux de Celui qui est Seul, qui accorde les bienfaits et efface les méfaits, répond aux invocations, pardonne les péchés, dissimule les parties naturelles [‘Awra], et apaise l’affligé ? Il est véritablement Celui qui mérite l’invocation, Celui qui mérite véritablement qu’on Lui rende grâce, qu’on L’adore, qu’on Lui demande protection. Il est Satisfait de celui qui se tourne vers Lui et se repend, Il est le Roi [al-Malik] qui n’a pas d’associé et qui n’a point d’égal. Il est le plus Juste, Il découvre tous les secrets. Pour Lui, l’invisible est visible, les figures sont soumises à la lumière. Toutes les preuves démontrent qu’Allâh n’a pas de pareil, qu’Il est sans égal, la nuit devient jour par l’illumination de Sa Face, la terre s’est éclairée à l’aide de sa clarté. Ni somnolence ni sommeil ne L’atteignent, Son voile est la clarté, et s’il [son voile] devait à se lever, il brûlerait tous ceux qui le verraient. »
Tiré du livre al-Dâ’a wal-Dawâ’, p.384
Guidance is not attained except with knowledge and correct direction is not attained except with patience.
A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah.