3600 years ago..................
Aaron came to his brother Moses and asked,
“Brother, what is the first commandment of all?”
And Moses replied, “Here Israel your Lord, your God, your Lord is One”
Some 1600 years later.........................
A learned men of the Jew came to a man named Jesus while he was preaching, he asked
“Master, what commandment is the first of all?”
And just like his elder, Prophet Moses, Prophet Jesus may peace be upon him replied,
“Here Israel your Lord, your God, your Lord is One”
He said the exact sentence without the change of a dot!
Some 600 years later, a Christian Missionary group came to the House of Prophet Muhammad for a dialogue, after talking on various issues, one man asked,
“Dear Muhammad, what is your concept of God”
and that's where Allah s.w.t sent down suratul Ikhlas for Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him, which says:
“Say: He (your Lord) is One and Only!”
(Al-Qur'an, Al-ikhlas, 112:1)
What is the difference? Moses said your Lord is One, Jesus said the same, Muhammad said exactly the same in Arabic! The fundamentals are the same. The faiths are the same.
Then it suggests that there could be no hate nor discrimination among ourselves.
The cases going thru the twenty first century has endangered the teachings of these “enlightened” people, threatening the very foundation of this one faith.
When I see people of various religions, I see lunatics, fighting, killing mass murdering in the name of God, as if He would agree with it, I do not see the same faces of Moses, Aaron, Jesus or Muhammad in those actions (P.B.U.T)
In a world spinning out of control, Why has humanity gone so far astray? Are we back in the dark times?
Last time the dams of Maghribi has erupted causing the times of dark, has the dams that hold our lustful, egoistic, inner-animal being has erupted into such a devastating form that we are in the dark times............ Again?
Our humans instincts and our purpose is only for one.................... eternal happiness. And yet this eternal happiness is being pursued in the most devastating ways, from suicide bombing to night clubbing.
It is time we wake up from our slumber of ego, lust and our animal selves and start embracing the ways of the “enlightened” people.
How do we shook of being miserable? All the lust, fear, disappointments, ego and hate, how do we destroy it?
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Some 1400 years ago, the Prophets wife, Aisyah r.a, saw the Prophet praying in the night. His feet were in bruises, his body sore, and the man looked like he would have toppled down with a simple push.
So Aisyah came and asked,
“oh Prophet of God, why have you inflicted hardship on yourself for praying to God, where as you among all people are confirmed to enter paradise?”
With one of the warmest smile, the Prophet replied:
“Can I not be a servant that is grateful to my Lord?”600 hundred years prior, a humble servant came to Jesus (pbuh).
“Master, I have no food, nor shelter, nor the warmth of one's (family) touch, how shall I be among the happiest people of this world?”
and so Jesus (pbuh) replied
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you”
(1 Thessalonians 5:18, the Bible)
1600 years before this event occurring a man by the name of Moses, came down upon his lord praying:
“He said: O my Lord! Expand my breast for me,
And make my affair easy on me,
And loose the knot from my tongue,
(That) they may understand my word,
And give an aider from my family,
Aaron, my brother,
Strengthen my back by him,
And associate him (with me) in my affair,
So that we should glorify (be Grateful) Thee much,
And remember Thee oft.”
(Surah Taha, 20:25-35, The Holy Qur'an)
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The key is to be grateful, grateful that you have good health, even though you cough every morning. Grateful for your friends, even though they sometimes don't get you, grateful for your parents, even though they wouldn't allow you your freedom. And most of all be grateful for your life, for the bless of God for being able “to be” grateful once more.
Because in the end our ego, lust, animalistic behavior and hate is all because we never tend to realize that God, even though he never gave want we always wanted, he gave us what we needed.
And so........................ the start of a new world, a new earth, without wars, without fear, without being miserable.
A New Earth
(Allah) Most Gracious!
It is He Who has taught the Qur'an.
He has created man:
He has taught him speech (and intelligence).
The sun and the moon follow courses (exactly) computed;
And the herbs and the trees - both (alike) bow in adoration.
And the Firmament has He raised high, and He has set up the Balance (of Justice),
In order that ye may not transgress (due) balance.
So establish weight with justice and fall not short in the balance.
It is He Who has spread out the earth for (His) creatures:
Therein is fruit and date-palms, producing spathes (enclosing dates);
Also corn, with (its) leaves and stalk for fodder, and sweet-smelling plants.
Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?
(Suratur Rahman, 55:1-13, The Holy Quran)