Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Message for Friday - Pure secularists consider religious people to be fanatics

وروى الإمام أحمد عن أبى سعيد الخدرى قال: قال رسول الله : أكثروا ذكر الله حتى يقولوا مجنون

Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) stated, "Increase the rememberance of G'd until they say, 'he must be insane.'"

In today's age of obtuse secularism and pure rationalists, who seek to erase time held values, people who invoke G'd in their conversations and act in accordance to their beliefs are viewed as crazies. This same indictment has been passed down on the prophets and saintly people that proceed this generation. The Messiah Jesus, the son of Mary, was accussed of being insane.

In many of the top universities in America, atheist professors, at times, even mock those who believe in The Unseen and Omnipotent deity. What follows by individuals with this mentality are expressed sentiments that the People of Rememberance are not rational and in touch with the natural world, which is purely an object of empirical observation to the atheists. Hence in today's society, a young lady who wears a long dress in the summer time and covers her beauty for religious reasons is painted as an religious extremist and while another young lady, who wears a halter top and shorts is considered to be in the norm.

The Pious Believe in the Unseen

الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ

G'd says in the Qur'an (5:3): [The pious people] believe in the unseen, establish regular prayer, and spend from what we have been provided them.

Believing in G'd, who cannot be empirically observed, and remembering that He will bring all human beings to account for their faith and deeds holds the pious people to a higher level of concern for their own long term welfare as well as the welfare of the rest of Creation, other humans in particular.

For instance, the atheist could easily rationalize that if he/she commits a crime yet does not get caught, he/she has gotten away and has profitted from the crime without consequence. The People of Rememberance, however, are certain that they are always being watched even if no human sees them, which aids in preventing the execution of the crime. And the more the People of Rememberance contemplate their relationship with G'd, their discipline in thoughts and actions increases. Moreover, when the People of Rememberance happen to commit a mistake or harm part of the Creation, they seek not to repeat the same error or inflict further harm upon the Creation.

May G'd guide America to be more remindful of Him, and guide America to be more remindful of its relationship with the rest of the Creation of G'd. AMEEN!

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