Tuesday, 15 April 2008

What is The Main (Principal) Name of GOD ALMIGHTY and What He Says about Jesus Christ?

By Tanwir Phool

The main or principal name of GOD ALMIGHTY is "ALLAH". There is no plural of this word. Similar word is also available in the New Testament(Gospel). It is an opinion that this word means "Al-Elah" i:e "The Deity". The word "Elah" stands for "Deity" and "Al" for "The" in Arabic. In the Old Testament , the names of GOD ALMIGHTY are "JEHOVAH " and "YAHWEH" which are nearer to pronunciation of "ALLAH".

The Gospels tell us about the last words of Jesus. According to Gospels(the New Testament) there are three different versions of the last words uttered by Jesus on the cross.The reason is that ,only translations of Gospel are available instead of the original text revealed on Jesus.
According to Mark (15:34-35), Jesus yelled with a great shout "Eloi,Eloi, lama sabachthani?". Through the centuries, according to interpreters the last words of Jesus meant "My GOD, my GOD, why have You forsaken me?"

In Hebrew it is "Eli,Eli, lama azabtani?" while in Aramaic "Elahi,Elahi,lema sebaqtani?".
The word "Elahi" is available in Arabic which means "My Deity" or "My GOD".This word is also available in Psalms of David in the same meanings(the text of Psalm 22:2 in Aramaic).
According to Mark,followed by Matthew(27:46-47) the element of screaming has further been emphasized that some of those present at the moment would have understood that he(Jesus) was calling for the prophet Elijah.

According to John(19:30) "As Jesus took the wine,he exclaimed:'It is finished' and bowing his head,he handed over his spirit."

According to Luke(23:46) there is a third and different version of the last words of Jesus "And shouting with a great shout Jesus said 'Father into thy hands I commit my spirit."

It is obvious that the scene of death of Jesus in past tense can't be described in a book revealed on him in his life time.It is only a historical statement which has been added to Gospel.

Let us discuss the word "father" quoted in translation of Gospel.There is a word "Rab" which means "Preserver, Cherisher, Sustainer, Master, Deity or Lord". This word was also used for "father" and its plural is "arbaab"(verse No.31 of surah viz chapter No.9 of the last book of GOD ALMIGHTY). When used for GOD ALMIGHTY there is no plural of this word.
Jesus had used the same word for GOD ALMIGHTY which was wrongly translated as "father" by the interpreters.GOD ALMIGHTY is far away from eating,drinking and sexual relations.Those who eat and drink are subject to death and He will never die.He is The Creator and all others are His creatures who are subject to death.Adam was born without father and mother and Jesus was born without father as GOD ALMIGHTY is Omnipotent(Having Power over all things). According to verse No.59 of surah No.3 Aal-e-Imran (The Family of
Imran):" The similitude of Jesus before GOD ALMIGHTY is as that of Adam; He Created him from dust,then Said to him "Be": and he was."

There are two categories of prophets; "Rasool" and "Nabi". The word "Rasool" is derived from Arabic word "Irsaal" which means "to send". This is used for a Messenger of GOD ALMIGHTY Blessed with a Book, such as Moses,David,Jesus and Mohammed (Peace be upon them).

"Nabi" is an assistant/deputy to "Rasool" such as Aaron,Solomon,Zachariah and John(Peace be upon them). The word "Nabi" is derived from "Naaib" which means "deputy or assistant".
"Rasool" has also the powers of "Nabi" as such he is greater than "Nabi". Every Rasool is also a Nabi but it is not necessary that every Nabi is also a Rasool. No Rasool was killed or murdered as he was sent specially by GOD ALMIGHTY. However,other prophets who were not "Rasool" but only "Nabi",were murdered such as Zakariya (Zachariah) and John(Peace be upon them). Jesus was also a "Rasool"(Messenger of GOD ALMIGHTY Blessed with a Book) as such it was not appropriate for him to be killed/murdered ,but another person of the same resemblance was crucified in his place.Verses 156 to 159 of surah No.4 "An-Nisa"(Women) of the last Book of GOD ALMIGHTY tell as under:

"That they rejected faith;that they uttered against Mary a grave false charge;that they said(in boast),"We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary,the Messenger of GOD;but they killed him not,nor crucified him.Only a likeness of that was shown to them.And those who differ therein are full of doubts,with no (certain) knowledge. But only conjecture to follow,for of a surety they killed him not;nay,GOD Raised him up unto Himself; and GOD is Exalted in Power,Wise, and there is none of the people of the Book but must believe in him before his death,and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them."

GOD ALMIGHTY is also called "Rahmaan"(The Most Merciful) and there is no plural of this word also.The last two verses of surah No.17 "Bani Israel"(The Children of Israel) tell as under:
"Say,'Call upon Allah,or call upon Rahmaan: by whatever name you call upon Him,(it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.Neither speak your prayer aloud,nor speak it in a low tone,but seek a middle course between.Say,Praise be to Allah(God Almighty),Who begets no son,and has no partner in (His) dominion:nor (needs) He any to protect Him from humiliation:Yea, magnify Him for His Greatness and Glory !"

In verse No.82 of surah viz chapter No.5 God Almighty(Allah) Admires the Christians and Says,"Nearest among them in love to the Believers will you find those who say,"We are Christians": because amongst them,there are men devoted to learning,and men who have renounced the world,and they are not arrogant."
In verse No.40 of  surah(chapter) No.22 God Almighty  Says , " If God did not repel the aggression of some people by means of others , cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques  , wherein the name of God is much invoked , would surely be destroyed. God will surely help him who helps His cause ---- God is indeed powerful and mighty."

GOD ALMIGHTY(ALLAH) Sees the Faith of inner heart and Says in verse No.62 of surah No.2: "Those who believe and those who follow the Jewish(scriptures) and the Christians and the Sabians,any who believe in GOD ALMIGHTY(ALLAH) and the Last Day,and work righteousness,shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear,nor shall they grieve."

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Sunday, 13 April 2008

God Exists or God Does Not Exist? Let's Find Out

By Tanwir Phool

Those who are in doubt about existence of GOD,an unseen GOD, should consider their own existence, before birth, birth, life in this world, death and after death. Our mortal eyes are not able to see everything.

For example,soul or spirit which can't be denied even by an atheist,then what about Creator of soul or spirit?

Can we create a thing just like our earth or even stop it from moving?

Can we control earth quake and the system of rain?

Can we prevent death forever?

Answers to these questions prove the existence of GOD ALMIGHTY Who can't be defined and understood with an example in this world.

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Following True Teachings of All Religions Can Bring Peace to the World

By Tanwir Phool

Religion is one and the same from the very beginning. However, it is rectified and completed by GOD ALMIGHTY through a series of Messengers (prophets).

In the Old Testament in Isaiah 28:10-11 it is mentioned:

"For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, and there a little. For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to His people."

In the last Book of GOD ALMIGHTY the first revealed word is "Iqra" which means "Read" in surah Al-Alaq (surah No.96,verses 1 to 5). As the Prophet was illiterate, he replied "I can't read". This is also mentioned in the Old Testament (Isaiah 29:12) "And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, read this, I pray thee and he saith, I am not learned."

It is proved that the true teachings of all the books of GOD are the same. Except the last book, only translations are available which can be understood with the help of the last book and thus following true teachings of all the prophets can bring peace to the world.

Whether We Can Read The Words of GOD ALMIGHTY or Not?

By Tanwir Phool

It is an interesting and important question whether we can read the Words of GOD ALMIGHTY or not? The last book of GOD is in His own words from A to Z. There may be differences in translations but the original text is one and the same in God's words. Previous books of GOD ALMIGHTY do not have their original text and at present only translations are available which may be compared/rectified with the help of the last book.

There is a misunderstanding that the last book is a writing of the prophet. It is not correct as this book has verses in which the prophet has been warned/cautioned. For example, the verses at the beginning of surah Abas (surah No.80) and verses 44 to 47 of surah Al-Ha'aqqah (surah No.69) in which the prophet has been cautioned on his act of ignoring and not responding a blind person. It has been said that if the prophet says anything according to his own will in this book, for which he has not been ordered by the GOD, he will be punished by catching his hand and cutting the jugular vein. It is obvious that no author can include such matter in his own book.

It is observed that where the GOD ALMIGHTY has said "qul"(Arabic word which means tell or say) to the prophet, this word has also been included in the last book which proves that there is no change/amendment in the Words of GOD ALMIGHTY. The last book certifies the previous books(Taurah, Psalm, Gospel, the book of Abraham and any other book revealed by the GOD ALMIGHTY) but clarifies that these books are not with their original text and have been changed/tampered with the passage of time as such they are not 100% correct. On the other hand they are not 100% wrong. The true teachings of all the prophets may be ascertained with the help of the last book of GOD ALMIGHTY which has only one text while the previous books have different version due to being translated/tampered by different persons and their original text is not available.(For another article,please click "older posts") also see "Interfaith poems."

Misunderstandings About Surah Tauba i:e Repentance (Surah No.9)

By Tanwir Phool

There are misunderstandings about surah Tauba i:e Repentance(surah No.9) of the last book of GOD ALMIGHTY.Those who are against it, quote its verse No.5,the translation of which is as under:

"But when the forbidden months are passed,then fight and slay the Polytheists wherever you find them,and seize them,beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem(of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and pay zakat ,then open the way for them: for GOD ALMIGHTY is Oft-Forgiving,Most Merciful."

They claim that this verse is against all the non-muslims ,directing to kill them.This is a negative propaganda deliberately or unknowingly,as the verse No.4( before this verse) and the verse No.6(after this verse) are not being taken into account.The directives of these 3 verses are as under:

"(But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Polytheists with whom you have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided anyone against you. So fulfill your engagements with them; for GOD ALMIGHTY Loves the righteous."

After the conquest of Makkah(the city of Mecca),thousands of people became Muslim for one reason or another but a small group consisting of the Polytheists and the Hypocrites was still against the Prophet and his followers.They were the Terrorists ,the hidden enemies seeking the opportunity to ruin and destroy the innocent people. The verse in question i:e verse No.5 is against the said Terrorists and not for all non-muslims as it is clearly mentioned in the next verse i:e verse No.6 of surah Tauba(Repentance):

"If one among the Polytheists asks you for asylum,grant it to him,so that he may hear the Word of GOD ALMIGHTY,and then escort him to where he can be secure,that is because they are men without knowledge."

This verse tells that after hearing the Words of GOD even if he does not become a Muslim and wants to go a safe place,escort him according to his desire.

There are 2 major groups of non-muslims: Those who have been blessed with books i:e Jews & Christians,and those who adore idols,sun,moon,stars,tree,fire and animals such as cow,elephant,monkey,snake,rat etc. and called Mushrikeen i:e Polytheists as they don't believe in Unity or Oneness of GOD.

The last book of GOD ALMIGHTY allows Muslims to marry a Jew or Christian woman in the same capacity as with a Muslim woman(verse No.5 of surah 5 Al-Maaida(The Table Spread). Those who say that the last book orders to kill the Jews and Christians wherever they are found,should think that when Muslims are allowed to marry Jew/Christian women how can they kill their wives and in-laws? Marriage of Muslims with the Polytheists(Mushrikeen) has been prohibited in verse No.221 of surah No.2, Al-Baqarah(The Cow) but still it is not ordered to kill the Polytheists as there is no compulsion in religion(verse 256 of surah No.2).Muslims are directed not to abuse idols or other things which are adored by them instead of GOD, as they can abuse GOD in re-action(verse No.108 of surah No.6 ,Al-An'aam i:e Cattle) Islam is not what a so-called muslim is doing but what the last book of GOD ALMIGHTY says and what the Holy Prophet actually did/said.Similarly so-called Jews and so-called Christians are not following the true teachings of Moses(p.b.u.h.) and Christ(p.b.u.h.) who were true muslims(obedient of GOD ALMIGHTY)

Please see these verses of Qur'aan also ( Al-Mumtahanah , 60 : 8-9 )

" God forbids you not , with regard to those who do not fight you because
of your faith nor drive you out of your homes , from dealing kindly and justly
with them. God loves those who are just. God only forbids you with regard to
those who fight you for your faith , and drive you  from your homes , and
support others in driving you out , from turning to them (for friendship and
protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances ) that do wrong."