Saturday, June 28, 2008

021 - 1. Allah Is Known Through Reason - 2. Deep Thinking - 3. Sincerity Described in the Qur'an

(Mengenal Allah Lewat Akal)

How do we know the existence of Allah?
How is it possible to think that the balance in the world came about by coincidence when the extraordinary harmony of nature is observable even with the naked eye? It is the most unreasonable claim to say that the universe, each point of which suggests the existence of its Creator, has come into being on its own.
Therefore, there should be an owner of the balance visible everywhere from our body to the farthest corners of the inconceivably vast universe. So, who is this Creator that ordained everything so subtly and created all?
He cannot be any material being present within the universe, because He must be a will that existed before the universe and created the universe thereupon. The Almighty Creator in Whom everything finds existence, yet Whose existence is without any beginning or end.
Religion teaches us the identity of our Creator whose existence we discover with our reason. Through what He has revealed to us as religion, we know that He is Allah, the Compassionate and the Merciful, Who created the heavens and the earth from nothing.
This book is a summons to think about the universe
and the living things Allah has created and to see the perfection in their creation.

(Bagaimana Seorang Muslim Berfikir)

Have you ever thought about the fact that you did not exist before you were conceived and then born into the world and that you have come into existence from mere nothingness?
Have you ever thought about how the flowers you see in your living room everyday come out of pitch black, muddy soil with fragrant smells and are as colourful as they are?
Have you ever thought about how mosquitoes, which irritatingly fly around you, move their wings so fast that we are unable to see them?
Have you ever thought about how the peels of fruits such as bananas, watermelons, melons and oranges serve as wrappings of high quality, and how the fruits are packed in these wrappings so that they maintain their taste and fragrance?
Have you ever thought about the possibility that while you are asleep a sudden earthquake could raze your home, your office, and your city to the ground and that in a few seconds you could lose everything of the world you possess?
Have you ever thought of how your life passes away very quickly, and that you will grow old and become weak, and slowly lose your beauty, health and strength?
Have you ever thought about how one day you will find the angels of death appointed by Allah before you and that you will then leave this world?
Well, have you ever thought about why people are so attached to a world from which they will soon depart when what they basically need is to strive for the hereafter?

(Keikhlasan Dalam Telaah Al-Qur'an)

According to the Qur’an, neither working hard, nor growing weary, nor achieving respect or love from others is regarded as criteria of superiority. Rather, it is their belief in God, their good deeds done in order to gain His consent, and their goodwill, nurtured in the depths of their hearts, that are regarded as the criteria of superiority. Therefore, with this book, we are inviting all those sincere believers, who love God, wish to be friend with Him, and turn to Him, to search for the secret that leads to being among the successful.

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