Crisis of Identity

The Problem: –

Man has always been worried about the reality of his own self. He has been searching himself and asking himself “who am I”? And hence we come across three important schools of thoughts in history of Philosophy.

Firstly, it was contented that man is soul and soul alone. They denied any importance to body. The matter was told to be just a shadow, the whole world of material bodies as illusion. The ancient Indian philosophies can aptly be referred to. The concepts like “Nirwana” and the ways of life like “Rahbaniyyat” (there is no Monasticism in Islam) were understood to be all and end of all human life. About the existence of matter, it was conveniently said “what is matter, it does not matter”.

Another school of thoughts, entirely contrary to the first one, is Materialism. The matter was told to be the only reality. Who am I? I am body and body alone because body can alone be perceived and physically verified. Soul, spirit, ego, self, mind were all dubbed to be mere hypotheses. “What is mind? Do you mind”.

One more school of thought which has been found between the above two extremes is that of dualism of Mind and Body. Both the fathers if ancient and modern Philosophies, I mean, Plato and Descartes contributed to this school. This school of philosophy has been quite popular but the real crises of identity starts here.

Who am I?

If I am both soul and body, then how much of soul and how much of body? Where is the point of balance between the two? In fact, this issue could never be settled by human thought. I must add here, by the way, that it was prophetic revelation alone which resolved this issue by pinpointing the correct state of balance between the soul and body. This contention is well proved by the history of mankind.

In fact the crises of the modern world have been due to its titling towards the extreme materialism. The verifiability principle of the Vienna Circle might have done wonders in the field of scientific research. But it was unfortunate that it trespassed and like a steam roller it crushed the poor human individual and reduced it to a helpless tool of a machine. His individuality and hence creativity which could be generated only out of his concept of soul was denied to him. Hence the crises. This is how the human beings of the modern word lost their identity cards. The philosopher, poet, the writer and even the scientist are undergoing the same misery, our eminent Sufi-Lyricist Asghar Goundivi rightly says:-

In fact, it is high time to declare that verifiability principle is inapplicable to human life. Human being is something more than what can physically verify. Let us ponder over it for a while.

A railway train, say ‘Local Train OR Bullet Train’ runs daily from one city to another city in any country of the world. Every day, it comes but with different compartments, different driver, different staff and different passengers but still we say that it is “Bullet Train OR Local Train”- what is the mark of identification? Same as my own condition, who am I? If I am body and body alone, then like the compartments of a train, be sure that body is changing every moment. After the lapse of seven years, every organ of my body, yes every tissue and every cell of it is completely turned over. It is altogether a different body. But still that I am the same old chap whom you saw thirty years before. What is the mark of identification? Of course the body cannot be the mark of identification because it is no more there; it is different one. I will have to be convinced that I am surly something beyond my body structures. You may give it any name, you may call it soul, mind, self or ego, but it is there all right. In other words of Allama Iqbal (National Poet):-

“The ego is a simple, indivisible and immutable soul-substance, entirely different from the group of our mental states and unaffected by the passage of time. Our conscious experience it is unity because our mental states are related as so many qualifies to this simple substance which persists unchanged during the flux of its qualities. My recognition of you is possible only if I persist unchanged between the original perception and the present set of memory”.

The theories of parallelism and inter-action are also both unsatisfactory according to Iqbal. He says that mind and body become one in action.

Quranic view point:-

The Quran is very explicit on this “who am I” What am I to do in this world? What are my rights, responsibilities and duties viz-a-viz other around me? See how the questions are lucidly answered in the Quran. Man’s status is next to God alone. He is the chosen one, the only representative and vicegerent of Allah Almighty in this world. He is the co-worker, co-creator and co-commander of the Almighty.

He belongs to the realm of Command. Allah breathed in man a little from his own soul. Thus man is the Divine spark. His job is to conquer the whole universe and rule in the light of the Commandments of God. Like a governor of Allah, he has to carry the orders of his Really Real Boss.

This responsibility was chosen by man by his own free will. He is the trustee of a burden of a free personality which he accepted at his peril.

Thus, he is finally accountable to Allah whether he made good use of hi freedom of choice or otherwise. In case he realized his status and responsibility of free personality and vicegerency of God, he will be rewarded to the maximum; otherwise he will be taken to task and punished in the most insulting manner.

The following (chapter of Holy Quran) of the Quran must be referred to:-

Certainly we created man in the best make.
Then we render him the lowest of the low.
Except those who believe and do good, so they shall have a reward never to be cut off.  Then who can give you the Life after (This) about the judgment?
Is not Allah the best of the Judged?
Chapter (95) surah-tin (The Fig)

The causes of the crises:-

Let us for a while come back to our old example of ‘Bullet Train’. We were searching its mark of identification in the face of the reality that the whole of its body structure, its staff and passengers were changed every day. What is it that compels us to designate it Bullet Train? Of course nothing else but a mere factor that it has been designed ‘Bullet Train’ by the Railway authorities who has fixed its route, its function, its status and its timing and that is all. So in the final analysis, you will see that the mark of identification of Bullet Train is nowhere but in one simple command of the Railway authority. The identity of the poor train also, in a way, belongs to the realm of command. Exactly same to same is my condition. I am not body and body alone because body is changing all the time. The tissues and the cells breaking and building themselves every moment. What Heraclitus said about the rapid change in the universe comes true of us. He said; “you cannot step twice in the same river because the water is flowing”.

I say ‘you cannot see my body twice because this is also rapidly changing like the compartments of a train. My body is just like my dress which I change daily. Then who am I? What is myself? Ego or personality?

The Quran replies:-

“Say the soul belongs to the Realm of the Command of my Lord’. 
(Chapter (17:85) surah l-isra (The Night Journey).

Yes, the same type of commandment which the Railway authorities issued and determined the status, the route and the timings of a train. That commandment was the mark of its identification. Exactly in the same manner, the command of my Lord about my status, my destination, and my rights and responsibilities is the mark of my identification.
If I come up to the requirement of that command, I am termed “the best of all the creations”; and if unfortunately I get obvious of that command of my Lord, then I lose my identity Card. I lose my self, I am suspended from any status as I fail to seek my destination.

In that case, I am termed the lowest of the “Then We render him the lowest of the low”. (Chapter (95:5) surah l-tin (The Fig).

The Quran very clearly warns that if you forget you own real life.

The Quran says:-

“Do not be like those who forget Allah. Then Allah made them forget themselves. They are the disobedient. Chapter (59:19) surah l-ḥashr (The Gathering),

This is, in fact, the real crises of identity which the modern world is suffering from.
The poor human being does not know his status, his destination, his rights and responsibilities. He is purposeless and directionless. Time rather life is a burden on him. He has to resort to stupid pass times to get rid of this burden. He does not find any meanings or purpose in the universe. He feels that the universe, his own life and everything around him is absurd. Absurdity and absurdity alone becomes the only visible reality. Hence the existentialism.

When man forgets himself, he loses sight of the balanced concept of personality the balance between his body and soul, the balance which could fulfill both the needs of his body and the requirements of his soul. In that case he clings to just one aspect of his self and normally that is his baser self and feels satisfied that he is doing wonders to himself. He confines himself to one or a few instincts. Sometimes, sex becomes the be all and end all his personal enjoyments. Sometimes, manipulating to get hold of political power is his ideal, and so on.

This individual crises, most of the times, becomes the social crises. Forgetfulness of one’s own self causes the unrealistic attitude towards life and man under estimates or overestimates him. In such cases the external world does not bear testimony to his misconceptions. The realities of the life and the facts around do not side with him and ultimately cause immense frustration to him.

Now if he is a powerful man, he would like to mould the realities of life and facts around him according to him own misconceptions. In that case, he will fill the whole earth with his own frustration and ultimate bloodshed, as it was done by Hitler.

But in case the poor chap is a weak and resourceless person and cannot mould the realities of life according to his misconceptions, then it will be immensely painful for him to face the realities and bitter facts of life. He would like to avoid facing the bitter realities which do not side with him.

He would like to resort to tranquilize parcotics and even the suicidal attempts. Hence the Hippi movements. That is why one fourth population of America has to consuit psychistristrist, and that explains why a well-established welfare state like Sweden has the greatest number of suicides every year.

That is what the Quran refers to here:

“Evil has spread over the land and the sea because of human deeds and through these God will cause some people to suffer so that perhaps they will return to Him”.
Quran Chapter (30:41) surah l-rūm (The Romans).  

The modern man, despite his material advancements, is suffering from this crisis more than the man in the past, the main cause being as follows:-

The real and main cause is the same as explained above in the light of the Quran. The forgetfulness of the command of the Lord. In fact thus has resulted in a more factors:-

1: Man confined himself to the needs of his body and wordly pleasures. He failed to hear the voice of his soul and do the needful. This gave birth to hedonistic concept of life. Now the wordly pleasures are always short-lived sooner rather than later, the state of hang-over comes again gives way to frustration.

2: Modern man is in fact, an Organization. He has lost his individuality in the machine world. In fact, the ego of man has the important characteristics of being one organic unity which has essential privacy of its own. If this privacy and individuality are lost, much of his real-self is damaged.

3: The modern media of communication e.g. News-papers, magazines, radio, television etc. are all talking so load that man gets little time to talk silently with himself, By forgetting himself, he was already deceiving himself, but these media of instruction is befooling him day in day out and now he has got used to this foolery.

4: The modern man, under the grab of his liberalism, has served all contacts with his past. He has teared himself off from the continuous historical process of human development. Ultimately, he is devoid of the five thousand years of human civilization. He has to start everything scratch and thus he sometimes behaves exactly in the same manner as if he belongs to the Stone Age.

5: As a reaction to the extreme liberalism, mentioned above, a group of the stagnant and non-progressive people has cropped up who are romantically looking to the past. They have no mind to think much about the present or future. They cherish the traditions of their past even if they are not acceptable to the modern reasoning. They are another source of frustration in humanity.

6: The above two extreme approaches have given birth to the people who have ‘devil-may-care-spirit’. They are non-serious and directionless people. Their attitude is mostly hedonistic and even selfish. They are well represented by an eminent saying:-

But, drink and be marrying as there is no life hereafter.

How these causes of the crisis can very well be done away with but only through the Quranic approach. The Quran alone makes us face the realities and gives us values which are eternal, absolute and universal. The realization of one’s own self will cause the recognition of God as it is reportedly said by Hazrat Ali (He was the cousin and the son-in-law of Muhammad, the last prophet of Islam):-

“One, who recognized himself, recognized his Lord”. 

The Quran also gives its own interpretation about the universe. The Quran’s concept of Allah read the concept of human ego solves the whole issue. Allama Iqbal has referred to the same fact in one of his lecture:-

“Humanity needs three things today a spiritual interpretation of the universe, spiritual emancipation of the individual and basic principles of a universal import directing the evolution of human society on a spiritual basis. Modern Europe has, no doubt, built idealistic systems on these lines, but experience shows that truth revealed through pure reason is incapable of bringing that fire of living conviction which personal revelation alone can bring. This is the reason why pure thought has no little influenced man, while religion has always elevated individuals, and transformed whole societies.

The idealism of Europe never became a living factor in her life and the result is a perverted ego seeking itself through mutually intolerant democracies whose sole function is to exploit the poor in the interest of the rich. Believe me. Europe today is the greatest hindrance in the way of man’s ethical advancement. The Muslims on the other hand, is in possession of these ultimate ideas on the basis of a revelation, internalizes its own apparent externality. With him the spiritual basis of life a matter of conviction for which even the last enlightened man among us can easily lay down his life; and in view of the basic idea of Islam that there can be no further revelation binding on man, we ought to be spiritual one of the most emancipated peoples on earth.

(Allama Iqbal Book-“Reconstruction of Religion Though in Islam Page. 179”).

To conclude, I shall say that the answer to this crisis is only in the commandments of God, the latest version of which is there with us in the form of the Holy Quran. I may be allowed to mention here that it is the same command which humanity has been receiving from time to time in different regions of the world through different profits. There is no difference in their original message at all, as they all come from one and the same source

(An Islamic Scholar)

By Dr Ghulam Malik Murtaza

 

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Advantages of Special CNIC of PWDs

Benefits of Disabled Certificate in Pakistan

  • 50 % concession in Air and Rail Fare
  • Provision of Insurance cover to handicapped persons without guardians or source of income
  • Entitlement for micro-credit finance to handicapped persons for any trade
  • Duty free import for vehicles for handicapped persons
  • Immediate amendments in building control regulations to ensure easy /special access to handicapped
  • Provision for wheelchair access on streets for handicapped.
  • Provision of special parking space for vehicles in use of handicapped in all future buildings
  • Free medical treatment for Person with Disabilities, children and parents in all government hospitals

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Introduction to Islam

The word “Islam” is Arabic word which means “submission to the will of God”. This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word “salam”, which means “peace”. As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to God and live according to His Divinely revealed Law. The most important truth that God revealed to mankind is that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty God, thus all human beings should submit to Him.
The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Being a Muslim needs willful or intentional submission and active obedience to God, and living in accordance with His message. Some people mistakenly believe that Islam is just a religion for Arabs, but nothing could be further from the truth. Not only are there converts to Islam in every corner of the world, but by taking a look at the Muslim World, one can clearly see that Muslims come from many various races, ethnic groups and nationalities. It is also interesting to note that in fact, more than 80% of all Muslims are not Arabs – there are more Muslims in Indonesia than in the whole Arab World! So, though even however it is true that most Arabs are Muslims; the large majority of Muslims are not Arabs. However, anyone who submits completely to God and worships Him alone is a Muslim. Continue reading

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The Existence of God

Today we will discuss an important topic which name is Logical Positivism. Which does not leave any capacity of as a matter of faith (unseen faith)? In other words it doesn’t believe on unseen faith (as a matter of faith). In light of this philosophy, there is no capacity for beliefs like God, Prophecy and the Hereafter. Why should we believe in God, Prophet Hood and in the Hereafter?

Logical positivism, also called logical empiricism, a philosophical movement that arose in Vienna in the 1920 and was characterized by the view that scientific knowledge is the only kind of factual knowledge and that all traditional metaphysical doctrines are to be rejected as meaningless. Continue reading

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The Human (Part One)

The first and most basic or scientific issue of human life is that, rather the basic questions of human beings are that,

• Who am I?
• Where have I come from?
• Who has sent me?
• Have i come by myself, or
• I’ve been brought?
• And then where I have to go, what exactly is my destination?
• Who has created me, who is that, what is the relation to me who has sent me OR created me in this world.
• What is the purpose of my arrival in this world?
• Should i keep relation with him?

These are some such questions that disturb every sensible man; their practical life is dependent on the answers to these questions. If answers to these questions will be correct so life will go through the right way and if the answers to these questions will be wrong thus the entire life will go wrong. It is difficult now that humans respond to these questions in such a way because today is one answer and then tomorrow is something else; the answers to these questions are different in nature. I replied something but you answered something else, and even if you answered something today then tomorrow is something else. There is no satisfaction on any answer. It seems that human beings are helpless to understand or answered these ordinary questions or it’s worthless to answer them. What is the human mind? What is its thoughtfulness and what is its deliberation in actual. Actually we are the slaves of our five senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch). These are the major sources of our routine life to examine things and other matters routine life. Sadly, these sources are imperfect and limited and these are the deceiving ones as well.

Sometimes we also have an illusion. One thing is very big, but it looks a little bit. For example, sun and moon is seen as two round plates, but in fact, they both are a huge and big world. Sometimes things look great or sometimes things looks small, but reality is contrary to it. Sometimes things are never exists but it can be seen it is called illusion. For example you see water in the desert but in fact it doesn’t exist. It shows that the information given by the five senses of human beings are not really correct and they are limited. For example I can listen to a certain extent; I do not have the power of listening more than that. I can see to a certain extent; I cannot see far more than that. We will be able to work with wisdom (mind) and understanding according to their information. We collect these information’s then we create links among them and from them we take out the results. We call them a rational foundation.

The problem is that our minds are inauspicious. Our mind depends on these helpless and limited five senses. That is why the outcome results are not based on the fact. God’s revelation comes to our help on this occasion. God’s messenger is come as well. And then the God’s Prophet’s comes to give the correct answers to all these above questions. And the Prophets of God are not slaves of these humble imperfect and limited five senses. They do not talk which is based on thought, doubt or idea, but the Prophets of Allah speak straight and easy. Because the source of knowledge of God’s Prophet is very sure and perfect.
Because God gives knowledge to their Prophets only by himself. He is sent them for the guidance of people. The Prophet of Allah is communicating with God therefore; there is no possibility of error in the knowledge of God’s Prophet. That’s why those people who just trust on the basis of mind, their thinking, life style and attitude are totally different. On the contrary to those who are Prophets of God, and give knowledge to us only on the basis of revelation, their way of thinking, life style everything is different. There is a significant difference between them. People who live only with mind’s thinking, which is depend on five senses of human beings they do not even trust their conversation or idea. Because the basis of their talk is based on estimates and doubts.

Those who get results only on the basis of reasoning, ideas and on the basis of mind. Actually there is no agreement on even one thing among those people whether it is philosophers or thinkers. One saying something and the other is something else. Even they living in a single house, but there is a differences in their thinking. Because they think on the basis of five sense which are limited and meager as well. Therefore on the contrary Prophets of God say anything today; they say the same thing even after hundred years. Because there is no doubt in their statement. Because they say anything based on the knowledge of God. When God Almighty has begun revealed his Prophets so the most surprising thing is that, one Prophet came in Arab so second one in Iraq and third one came in Egypt. One Prophet came thousand years ago, and another Prophet came two thousand years later. There is a difference between thousands of years and thousands of miles among those Prophets of God but their statement based on reality. But everything is unique among their statement.

All the Prophets of Allah Almighty are saying the same thing. It is not based on the five senses of human beings which are helpless and imperfect. And then anything they say they show them practically. Their entire life is a symbol of characters. When you go anywhere in the world because there is no region in the world where no Prophet of God has come. And no nation is there in the world in which God has not sent any Messenger.

Anywhere you see the truth, any example of morality, trust, mutual love in humans and honesty when you find the source of it, the attributes of all these humans examples will be a matter of a Prophet of God. When you find the affection and the conscience of all human beings it will be a God’s Messenger. It to be proved and it came to know that all of them were sent by the single entity.

The person who lives only on the basis of his own mind and their own five senses, then he is unmannered and uneducated person and he missed the right path. The entity who gives certain knowledge, faith, ethics, and spirituality, Love of humanity, maturity character and integrity to the person is actually the Prophet. If seen by this belief, the most important need of man is the Prophet of God. That’s why the annunciation and apostleship of Messengers is the great Gift and favor of God. Because by means of the messenger, human beings are devoted and joined to God. Man becomes related and contacted to God. Thus man achieves and accepts the message and knowledge sent by God through Messengers. And practices on it. That is why the actual benefit of prophecy is this, man was in doubt before this and he/she got the real and trusted wealth. Now man has a clear and original destination in front of him/her. And one has the way to reach this destination. And now man is ready to give every sacrifice to get this destination. The Prophet conveys all these humans to the real destination.

There are many and countless blessings exist for human needs in this world. For example, houses, food and drink items, the goods used for the body, etc. But man is not just the body, the body is not rides, but the real ride is the soul. Body is just like dress. The real element is the soul. God Almighty has created a number of things to fulfill the needs of the body. Could it be possible that God Almighty has not made any arrangements for understanding and solving the true blessings the soul and spiritual blessings? God Almighty has sent many Prophets for this reason.

There is a Hadith That,

Hadith: Prophet (peace be upon him) said:” From Adam to me, Allah sent a hundred and twenty-four thousand Prophets, of whom three hundred and fifteen were messengers “.
Reference is given as Musnad Ahmed 21257.

Quran: And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming); “Worship Allah (God) (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).” Then of them were some whom Allah guided, and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).
Chapter (16:36) Sūrat l-Naḥl (The Bees).

Three hundred five (315) are Messengers out of them and Twenty five (25) the Messengers mention in the Qur’an. Five of these are ambitious Prophets, namely, Noah, Ibrahim, Moses and Jesus (I’sa). (Peace be upon them). All these Prophets are all the ways to the true destination which is only God Almighty.

Allah has mentioned in the Qur’an that He sent messengers and guides among all people.

“Indeed, we sent in every community a messenger… “(Al-Naḥl 16:36). “There was not any community except a warner lived among them.” (Fatir 35:24). However, the Qur’an has not given us the names and stories of all the messengers and guides who were sent by Allah to various nations and groups. We have only 25 Prophets and messengers who are mentioned in the Qur’an by name. About other Prophets and messengers Allah said, “We have told you the story of some Messengers and of others We have not …” (al-Nisa’ 4; 164).

We Muslims believe in Allah’s Prophets and Messengers who came before Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon all of them. Prophet Muhammad was the Last Prophet and Messenger of Allah. After his coming there will be no new Prophet or Messenger. (We accept that Jesus – peace be upon him – will come again, but he will not be a new Prophet.) We mention by names only those Prophets and Messengers whose names are given to us in the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah. But those whose names are not mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah we do not say definitely that they were Allah’s Prophets or Messengers.

Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal in his Musnad has mentioned a Hadith (no. 21257) that Allah sent 124, 000 Prophets (Anbiya’) and from among them 315 were the Messengers (rusul). It seems that on the basis of this Hadith, we have this number circulated in Islamic literature. However, there is no list of names of all the Prophets and Messengers available. Allah knows best who they were and when or where they lived. We only know this much that wherever there exist any concept of tawhid (Arabic: توحيد‎ tawḥīd, meaning “oneness [of God]”, truth, justice, righteousness and virtue, it must have come from Allah through His noble Prophets and Messengers. Also wherever there is any concept of shirk (In Islam, shirk (Arabic: شرك‎ shirk) is the sin of practicing idolatry or polytheism, i.e. the deification or worship of anyone or anything besides the singular God), evil, injustice and corruption, it must be from Shaitan and his suggestions in human mind.

God is the destination and the Prophets are the way. Love must be done with both, If you look at the destination then you will love the way as well. If you consider the path, you will also love the destination. The love of the path leads to the destination. Love of the way conveys to the destination, and the love of the destination runs on the way.

Quran: Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Chapter (3:31) Sūrat al Imran (The Family of Imran).

Quran: The People of the Scripture ask you to bring down to them a book from the heaven. But they had asked of Moses [even] greater than that and said, “Show us Allah outright,” so the thunderbolt struck them for their wrongdoing. Then they took the calf [for worship] after clear evidences had come to them, and We pardoned that. And We gave Moses a clear authority. Quran verse (4:153).

That is to say, then follow me obey my instructions, adopt my likes and dislike, adopt all my life style. God will also love you in returns. The love of God is in the Prophet’s following and obedience.

A psychological problem is that, the human being actually and mainly has occurred an imitation. It copies others. For example if you consider. A child speaks just like his parents do, which means children’s copying their parents. Children put the parent’s personality on themselves. Almost children’s adopt all style of their parents, and become a parent’s sample. Almost loses his personality into a parent’s personality. That’s why man adopts some way of life. Actually it is called the Prophet’s obedience and following. By this point, man should only follow and obey the Prophet lifestyle. The Messenger of Allah is the best proof in this regard.

The only question will be asked from all humans in the Hereafter. God bestowed you all the blessings as entrusted things in the world. For example, Mind (wisdom), feelings, emotions, ability, wealth, children’s, power, etc. To use all these blessings, delights in such a way the way my Prophets taught you. All the fields of life have to be used in the way my prophets told you. For example as head of a state, as a teacher, as businessman, as a husband, as a father, as a friend, as a neighbors and so on. Because Prophets of Allah (God) have shown all these fields of life practically.

How Mohammad (PBUH) did come to power and then handle it, the same way is to be used, the way my Prophets used it. All the complete samples are present in the life of Messengers. If the Prophets’ life is not adopted, then everything is wasted.

Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi once said that,

An ant desire to go to God’s house, (Haram, Ka’bah, Makkah Saudi Arabia). Now how can a tiny Ant go to God’s house? So someone told the Ant that this is the pigeon of God’s house, Hold her feet firmly it will convey you to the God’s house. As soon as the pigeon flew and reached to God’s house, the Ant also reached the house of God Almighty. That’s why we all must obey and follow the God’s Messengers so we will be reached to the actual destination. This is the means to reach to Allah’s destination. But when the destination approaches, all the paths are found in one place. All these paths gather together on the same Grand trunk road. Only one channel remains near the destination. And just like the Great channel is Muhammad (PBUH). Now the only way to reach the actual destination is the Last Messenger Mohammad (PBUH). Therefore, it is very important to follow and obey the Last Messenger of Allah Almighty.

You have indeed, in the life of Rasool-Allah (Messenger of God), the ‘Best Model’ for him whose hope is in Allah and the Day of the Hereafter, and who engages himself much in the remembrance of Allah.

Quran Chapter 33. Al-Ahzab, Verse 21.

Source: Ghulam Murtaza Malik Lectures (Akhir Kiyon).

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Creation of the Universe

The first question is about the creation of this universe is. How did this universe come to existence? Does this universe ever exist? OR Does this universe have any beginning? If this universe is come into non-existence. Does the universe come into existence accidentally? Or this universe has come into existence under a fixed plan? Such type of questions rises in a sensible and wise man. What is the status or position of a human being in this universe? What kind of lifestyle should he have to live? These things have a deep connection with the above questions. That is why there is no more important and more interesting topic than God’s existence in the history of human thought.

Some people who deny God’s existence, which have such ideas about the creation of the universe,

1: this universe is from forever and will be forever. It is eternal and it has no beginning. Every moment there is happening evolutionary and a creative process in it. And there is a creative process, and the ability of this evolutionary and creative process is present itself in the matter.

2: Some people think that the beginning of this universe is certain. But in their opinion, it has been emerged automatically as an accident or by chance. No creator, statesman and philosopher have any hands in making it. In this way the system of this universe is based on just the conceptions.

The great majority of human beings against these two ideologies the existence of one God has been considered in every age and really agrees that the same creator is the owner, administrator of this universe. All Prophets have been preaching the same beliefs based on revelation.

Quranic Verses:
1: Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason. Surah-al-Baqarah Chapter (2) Verses (164).
2: Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One,
Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
He neither begets nor is born,
Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”
Surah-al-Ikhlaas Quran Chapter (112).

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Weight Loss Tips

Water, with the consent of God, can prove to be miraculous for your target weight loss plan. Despite the fact that many of us normally seek weight loss options, yet, we usually tend to ignore the obvious – ‘water’ yes, it’s not just used to satisfy one’s thirst on the other hand also ensures a hale and hearty life with the extra benefit of weight loss.

How Drinking More Water eight

1. The vital point is to target heart rate for weight loss. Making use of sufficient quantity of water leads to thinning of the blood and, furthermore, optimizes the heart rate.

2. Water is good for our digestive system. Taking too much of water with food increases the possibility of dilution of gastric juices. Diluted gastric juices do not work on the food taken and therefore the transfer of food from stomach to intestines, take a lot of time. If water remains in the stomach for more time, it can cause improper digestion of food. Thus, appropriate energy from the food cannot be taken.

3. Nutritionists believe that by drinking a glass of water before food intake and minimizing the use of water during meals or after meals can cause appropriate digestion and absorption of the foodstuff.

4. Another significant fact is that drinking water before meal reduces the sensation of hunger. Consequently, having reduced amount of meal adds to percentage weight loss.

5. Water intake can cause burning of fat or calories. So it helps in losing body weight. For weight loss it is very noteworthy to burn body’s needless fat.

6. Additionally, it regulates bowel movements and causes less chances of obesity. Accurate eviction of feces from the body makes the gastrointestinal region powerful. More resident time of foodstuff in gastrointestinal tracts leads to over absorption of food and improper digestion (constipation). So water intake lessens the chances of obesity.

7. To get rid of stored body fat, it is very important to mobilize it. If fat is immovable, it cannot be expelled from the body. By water, fat can be mobilized and burned. So, it assists in weight loss target.

8. Our body contains approximately 70% water, so for normal physiological systems to function, it is very important to drink water.

9. Water on the other hand also helps in detoxification. It eliminates toxins and other useless metabolites from body.

10. Because drinking water helps prevent muscle cramps and keeps your joints lubricated, you can work out longer and harder. Just another way that proper hydration helps you lose weight.

HOW MUCH OF WATER SHOULD BE TAKEN? 

According to most scientists and other health care professionals, it is recommended to take at least 8-12 glasses of water every day (The usage may be increased or decreased in different seasons with the advice of a well-practiced doctor). For target weight loss, it is tremendously important to calculate water intake by discussing with a well-practiced physician. Usually dietitians recommend water intake that keeps urine crystal clear, not yellow. Weight loss, water for links.

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