Islam and the Western Culture

THE BEGINNING

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala designed and created this universe and all that is within, without any model. He also did not need any assistance in creating it. Among His creation is also Ashraful Makhluqat (the best of the creation), that is the human being. The first one to be created was Adam, followed by Hawa. He later had them brought to the earth and that heralded the advent of mankind on the earth. However, He did not leave human beings alone to wander like vagabonds, people having no purpose in life. He sent Prophets at different times and in different places to guide mankind on the right path, the path that would lead them to their salvation. Ultimately He sent the Khaataman Nabiyyeen (the Seal of the Prophets), Hazrat Mohammed Mustafa (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) as a model for all mankind.  He made Islam a perfect way of life and then ordained that mankind must submit to Him in Islam, in accordance with the ways that were manifest in Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe wassalam)’s Mubarak Sunnah. Islam, in essence, is the same message and guidance which Allah revealed to all Prophets, from Adam to Issa (‘AlaihimusSalaam). But the message which was revealed to Nabi Muhammad (Sallalahu alaihe wassalam) is the Islam that is in its comprehensive, complete and final form. In the beginning Nabi Muhammad (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) and a handful of Sahaba who had accepted Islam faced great difficulties in spreading Allah’s divinely sublime message. We find it really very difficult today to imagine, and much less to endure or even to attempt to endure, the hardships that were borne by Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) and his illustrious companions in the path of Allah. The Golden History of Islam is full of stories of their sufferings.

ALLAH’S NUSRAT (DIVINE HELP)

Ultimately, after a prolonged period of sufferings and hardships, Allah opened up the ways for them. From the oasis cities of Makkah and Madinah in the Arabian desert, the message of Islam went forth with an electrifying speed. Within half a century of Nabi Muhammad (Salllallahu ‘alai Wasallam)’s passing away, Islam had spread to three continents.

Maulana Ehtesham-ul-Hassan Kandhalvi, in his book MUSLIM DEGENERATION AND ITS ONLY REMEDY says, “About fourteen centuries ago, when the world was sunk in the darkness of ignorance, sin and impiety, a light of true knowledge and guidance rose from the horizon of the rugged hills of Batha (the hills around Makkah). Its rays spread to the East, West, North and South; they reached every corner of the earth and within the short period of 23 years, the way was paved through that light for the mankind to move to such heights of glory as had never been attained before. By following the right path and the guidance emanating from that light, the Muslims moved from success to success and attained the highest pinnacle of glory in history. For centuries, they (Muslims) ruled on this earth with such grandeur and strength that no contemporary power had the courage to challenge them and, if someone dared to do so, he did that at the risk of being annihilated. This is the historical truth, which cannot be erased.”

Wherever Muslims went they brought with them the Islamic way of life. People were amazed to see their manners, their discipline, their tolerance and their way of conducting business that even without any formal Da’awah (propagation) vast number of Ghair-Muslims started coming into the folds of Islam.

What was the reason that people found Islam so attractive? The answer is simple. Islam is the code of conduct designed by Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala Himself. These codes were spelled out in the Qur’an, the Divine Book and personified by the greatest person that ever lived on this earth, the Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe Wassalam) himself.

When people in countries other than Arabia accepted Islam, in the beginning they practiced it mixing with their own customs and traditions. But soon the Qur’anic laws perfectly blended with the Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe Wassalam) prevailed and most of the un-Islamic local rituals and practices became things of the past. Wherever Islam was practiced in its pristine form, Allah’s Nusrat (Divine Help) started descending in those lands.

ADVENT OF THE WESTERN CULTURE

Enter the Western way of life, and everything goes topsy-turvy. The glitz and the glamour that is the hallmark of this hollow culture took the world by storms. Soon the Muslims too, and especially the youth, were swept off their feet by it.

As time passed the Western influence began to penetrate more and more deeply into the fiber of Islamic society. Today we have firmly accepted the Western culture to dominate our lives. Rasulullah (Sallalahu alaihe Wassalam) never hated Kuffars but detested their ways. Today we hate Kuffars but are deeply in love their ways. We have let the West choose for us our lifestyle, the literature that we read, the way we dress-up, the canned food that we eat with all its haram ingredients, the way we perform our wedding ceremonies and the way we celebrate our kids’ and sometimes our own birthdays (the blowing out the candles that decorate the birthday cakes, playing of music, singing of the traditional birthday song) and so on and so forth.

One of the worst things that the Western Culture has ‘presented’ us is the constant urge to be entertained. As a result today we have become enslaved to the electronic media that thrives on entertainment. Watching TV, browsing the filth in the Internet (especially in the Youtube), socializing via Facebook and other social networks have become the accepted norms today.

This Western ways that we have unconsciously allowed to dominate and dictate our lifestyle has grossly affected our education system too. The secular education has taken up a large chunk of our children’s time, leaving minimal time for the religious instructions. And the amount of money that we spend in the form of tuition fees and other expenses for the secular education is colossal in comparison to the amount that we are ready to spend for the religious education. Not only that, we have we gladly embraced the infamous co-education system in our schools, where we voluntarily let male teachers teach a mixed class of adolescent boys and girls, material that at times not only has a certain degree of sexual explicitness,  but is against the Shariah.

If we may once again take the liberty of quoting Maulana Ehtesham-ul-Hassan Kandhalvi, he goes on to say in his book MUSLIM DEGENERATION AND ITS ONLY REMEDY, “The Muslim youth of the new generation, which has been affected and influenced by the so-called modern trends or the Western way of life, take pleasure in laughing at the very ideals of Islam and openly criticize the sacred code of “Shariat” as being out of date and impracticable. One wonders at such behaviour and finds that a people, who once gave strength, happiness, honour and peace to the entire mankind, have now become completely demoralized, apathetic, shallow and helpless. Those who had once taught the world the golden lessons of etiquette and culture are today found wanting in these very adornments.”

IMITATING A NATION

In a Hadith recorded by Imam Abu Dawud (Rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) and others, the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) said: ‘Whoever imitates a nation is amongst them’. (Sunan Abu Dawud).

Today we have firmly entrenched ourselves in the Western ideologies. In fact, some of us actually take pride in following the Kuffar culture. How do we then expect Allah’s mercy to touch our lives?

We conclude with the prayer that May Allah Ta’ala save from His chastisement the Muslims who have become the perpetrator of the sin of imitating the West…ameen.

…and Allah knows the best.

By: M. B. Ahmed

KUFRIZATION OF THE MUSAAJID

BOOTLICKING ‘MUSLIMS’ CONVERTING MUSAAJID INTO TEMPLES AND HALLS

A Concerned Brother from the U.K. writes:

“An election campaign meeting took place in a Musjid in London, with Islam Channel TV moderating it and broadcasting it.

Table and chairs were placed right in front of the mehraab for four non-Muslim candidates – two men and two women. The latter wore scarves/shawls over their heads  in an indication that they were trying to accommodate the beliefs of Muslims at a time when some Muslim women have been attacked by Islamophobes  for dressing in accordance with our Shariah. The candidates spoke about themselves and their policies on a wide range of issues, including Islamophobia, to the free-mingling Muslim men and women, who also sat on chairs, in an attempt to gain their votes in Thursday’s general election.

One candidate spoke proudly in the House of Allah about how he started in life “delivering to off-licences”. Another said he supports Muslims having halaal meat but it must be stunned. With those silly comments they probably lost the votes of members of the congregation members, who gave them a tough time during question time. Nevertheless all the candidates were given a round of applause in the House of Allah and when the meeting ended the tables and chairs were moved, the TV cameras were switched off and the Azaan was given  for salaah. The hope of the proponents of such gatherings in the Musjid is that they help tackle Islamophobia and give Muslims political influence. Please comment on these developments.”

(End of the Brother’s letter)

While lamentable, nothing is surprising. This Musjid and the munaafiq/zindeeq scoundrels in charge of the Musjid are all signs of the Hour predicted by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). What has transpired in Allah’s House of Ibaadat is the prelude to cross-worship inside the Musjid. It will soon be the time for ‘muslims’ to worship the Christian cross. It will not be only chairs and filth in front of the Mihraab and Mimbar. It will be the cross of shirk and kufr. As sure as night follows day, so will cross-worship follow these preludes of fisq, fujoor and kufr.  Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has already informed us of the disaster of cross-worship in the Musaajid.

What is happening in Musjids in the U.K. is indeed mind-boggling. The same disaster will overcome Musaajid in other places as well. But the U.K. has taken the lead in the kufrization of the Musaajid. The so-called ‘muslims’ of the U.K., at least the scoundrel, munaafiq trustees and the moron imaams,  have initiated the process of converting the Musaajid into temples, publicity venues, political stages, and merrymaking halls of filth – fisq, fujoor and kufr.

In terms of the Hadith, the Musjid in London which has been so vilely desecrated as described in the Brother’s letter, is invoking Allah’s la’nat on all those who are complicit in the desecration. The scoundrels will not escape the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala, neither in this dunya nor in the Aakhirah, and their Aakhirah will soon commence with their maut when they will perish like swines.

Allah Azza Wa Jal is well aware of the villainy and satanism which the scoundrels are perpetrating in the Musaajid. These agents of Iblees have absolutely no understanding of the meaning of Imaan and Islam. They masquerade as Muslims whilst their hearts are saturated with kufr. They cannot escape the Grasp and Chastisement of Allah Ta’ala. In the Qur’aan Majeed, Allah Ta’ala says:

“Allah is well aware (and apprehends) those who take others besides Him as friends.”    (As-Shuraa, Aayat 6)

Not only are these scoundrels deficient in Imaan, in reality they are bereft of Imaan, hence they crawl into the ‘lizard’s hole’ behind the kuffaar seeking aid, honour and safety. But these bounties will be denied to them by Allah Ta’ala. Neither the Labour Party nor any other party nor any other entity is able to grant protection and safety to Muslims. Aafiyat (safety and security) is a Ni’mat which Allah Ta’ala bestows to only His obedient servants. It is not within the power of any wordly agency, government or political party or army or any security establishment to bestow aafiyat to us. It comes directly from Allah Ta’ala. But, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Whatever is by Allah is obtainable only by means of obedience (to Him).”

These scoundrels in the U.K. and elsewhere who are most disgracefully on their knees licking the boots of non-Muslim politicians, blindly in fear of shadows, are bartering away the Deen for the phantoms which they are hallucinating will be delivered to them by the kuffaar politicians. It is nothing but kufr in the heart which constrains them to adopt such contemptible conduct.  Allah Ta’ala, interrogatively refuting them says:

“What do you search for the law of Jaahiliyyah?”

This most despicable and self-humilating bootlicking exhibited by Muslims at the London Musjid is the consequence of such inordinate fear for the kuffaar – fear which Allah Azza Wa Jal has instilled in their hearts because they are Ghutha  (Rubbish) – such as the scum brought down by floodwaters. In this regard, our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“………You will be ghutha (rubbish) such as the ghutha of floodwaters. Most certainly Allah will eliminate from the hearts of your enemy fear for you, and most assuredly Allah will cast ‘wahan’ in your hearts.”

When asked for the meaning of wahan, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Love for the dunya and aversion for Maut.” In other words, because of the haraam craving and love for the dunya, Allah Ta’ala inflicts on Muslims the punishment of fear for kuffaar, fear for the shadows of the kuffaar, and He eliminates all fear for Muslims from the hearts of the kuffaar enemy.  Thus, what is being demonstrated today in the Musaajid of the U.K. are the consequences of Wahan.

They can continue with their haraam and disgraceful bootlicking and desecration of the Musaajid, but never will they attain the phantom of safety and security which their damaged brains are hallucinating. Aafiyat cannot be granted by the kuffaar. It is a Ni’mat of Allah Ta’ala, and it is available only by total submission to the Shariah and adoption of the Sunnah.

Whatever satanic justification and interpretation the U.K. molvis fabricate in vindication of the kufrization of the Musaajid is downright dishonest and most dangerous for the Imaan of Muslims.

Turbah or Mohr

Shiites prostrate on a small block of earth, called a Turbah, which is usually made from clay from the grave of Hussein Ibn Ali in Karbala – Iraq.

Shiites claim that prostration must only be performed on pure earth or what grows on it, provided that it is not eaten or worn. This includes dust, stone, sand and grass, provided that it is not a mineral. Prostration on paper is permitted, because it is made of a material which grows on earth, but not cloth or carpets.

They present no evidence from Quran or hadeeth to backup this edict and none has the right to legalize or prohibit except with evidence.

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) lived a simple and cheap life and praying on the earth and mat was certainly his tradition and those around him but he never prohibited praying on any other substances like rich carpets.

• Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri: I saw Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) prostrating in mud and water and saw the mark of mud on his forehead.
[Al-Bukhari, (Eng), vol. 1, book 12, no. 798; vol. 3, book 33, no. 244]

• Narrated Anas bin Malik: We used to pray with the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in scorching heat, and if someone of us could not put his face on the earth then he would spread his clothes and prostrate over them.
[Al-Bukhari, (Engl), vol. 2, book 22, no. 299]

Shiites always present the above hadeeths to backup their innovated ideologies. But the hadeeths have nothing to do with turbah or mohr. Do the Shiites expect the prophet to pray on rich carpets which never existed in his lifetime.

If they really seek the customs of the prophet then the hadeeth is clear. Let them also pray on wide spread clothes or on bare land without carpets.
Another hadeeth they present to establish their misleading innovations

• Narrated Maymuna: Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used to pray on a Khumra.
[Al-Bukhari, (Eng), vol. 1, book 8, no. 378]

Al-Khumra is totally different from turbah.

Khumra is a small mat sufficient just for the face and the hands while prostrating during prayers. While turbah is a block basically made from the soil of Hussein’s (radhiyallahu anhu) grave at karbala sufficient for only the forehead.

Shiites claim that Ibn al-Athir a renowned famous sunni scholar in his Jamil al Usul legalized the use of turbah which is a total lie. The scholar legalized khumra mat not turbah.
[Ibn al-‘Athir, Jami’ al-Usul, (Cairo, 1969), vol. 5, p. 467]

If the Shiites really seek the revival of the prophet’s customs, let them use Alkhumra not turbah because they are two different things.

We’re obliged to adhere to the Prophet’s (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) customs not innovations.
Even Imaam Jaafar ( ﺭﺣﻤﻪ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ) whom the Shiites claim to be the source of their fiqh school never at any moment in his lifetime did he use turbah during prayers.

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), his households (ahlul bayt) and the entire Muslim community of companions none ever used turbah for prostration in prayer.

I repeat; “The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), Ali, Fatima, Hassan and Hussein (radhiyahhlahu alayhim ajma’een) none of them prostrated on Turbah blocks”

مولانا رشید احمد گنگوہی رحمہ اﷲ کے شجرہ نسب پر اعتراض کا تحقیقی جواب

ایک جاہل رضاخانی کی طرف سے یہ اعتراض کیا گيا ہے کہ مولانا رشید احمد گنگوہی رحمة اللہ علیہ کے نسب میں قاضی پیر بخش (والد کی طرف سے ) اور فرید بخش (والدہ کی طرف سے) کے نام آتے ہیں اور شاہ اسمعیل شہید رحمة اللہ علیہ نے ايسے نام رکھنے والے مسلمانوں کو شرک میں مبتلا ہونے کو کہا ہے۔۔لہٰذا حضرت گنگوہی صاحب کے دادا اور نانا مشرک ہوئے اور وہ نجیب الطرفین ایوبی نہ ہوئے اس لئے ان کا شجرہ بچانے کیلئے تقویة الایمان سے بیزاری ضروری ہے۔(محصلہ)

جواب

دراصل یہ اعتراض رضاخانی مذہب کے حکیم الامت مفتی احمد یار گجراتی نے اپنی کتاب جاء الحق اور مولوی نصیر الدین سیالوی نے بھی اپنی کتاب میں کیا ہے موصو ف نے بغير حوالہ دئے ان کا مواد سرقہ کیا ہے اور پھر اس کو اپنے نام سے شائع کردیا پھر اس پر لاف و گزاف بھی کرتے ہیں۔۔تف ہے ایسی دیانت پر۔ مناسب معلوم ہوتا ہے کہ ہم خود اس مذہب کے حکیم الامت کی عبارت آپ کے سامنے نقل کردیں تاکہ ان کی ذہنی پستی کا بھی آپ لوگوں کو اندازہ ہوجائے اور اس کے بعد تفصیلی جواب ملاحظہ فرمائیں۔

لطیفہ: تقویة الایمان میں علی بخش پیر بخش غلام علی مدار بخش عبد النبی نام رکھنے کوشرک کہا مگر تذکرة الرشید حصہ اول ص ۳۱ میں رشید احمد صاحب کا شجرہ نسب یوں ہے مولانا رشید احمد بن مولانا ہدایت ابن قاضی پیر بخش ابن غلام حسين ابن غلام علی ۔اور ماں کی طرف سے نسب نامہ یوں لکھا ہے رشید احمد ابن کریم النساء بنت فرید بخش ابن غلام قادر ابن محمد صالح ابم غلام محمد ۔دیو بندی بتائیں کہ مولوی رشید احمد صاحب کے خاندانی بزرگ مشرک مرتد تھے یا نہیں؟ اگر نہیں تو کیاں؟ اگر تھے تو مرتد کی اولاد حلالی ہے یا حرامی۔﴾جاءالحق ص ۷۸۳﴿

جواب

لاحول ولا قوة الا بااللہ شیطان اور اس کی اولاد سے پناہ ۔۔مفتی احمد یار گجراتی کی ذريت خبیثہ سے ہماراسوال ہے کہ اگر ماں باپ یا دادا نانا کے مشرک اور کافر ہونے سے اولاد حرامی ہوجاتی ہے تو امام بخاری رحمة اللہ علیہ پر کیا فتوی ہے ۔۔؟؟؟

امام بخاری رحمة اللہ علیہ کا شجرہ نسب

ابو عبد اللہ البخاری محمد بن اسمعیل بن ابراہیم بن المغیرة بن بردزبہ

بردزبہ کے بارے میں ابن حجر رحمة اللہ علیہ فرماتے ہیں کہ وہ ”پارسی “ مجوسی تھے۔۔﴾سیر اعلام النبلاءج ۲۱ص ۱۹۳﴿

بریلویوں لگاؤ امام بخاری پر فتوی کہ معاذ اللہ معاذ اللہ وہ بھی ثابت النسب اور حلالی نہ تھے ۔۔۔۔ہے اتنی ہمت ۔۔۔؟؟؟؟

پیر مہر علی شاہ گولڑوی مرحوم کا شجرہ نسب

قارئین مولوی احمد رضاخان اپنی کتاب ”احکام شريعت“میں لکھتا ہے کہ :

نظام الدین محی الدین تاج الدین اور اسی طرح وہ تمام نام جن میں مسمی کا معظم فی الدین ہونا نکلے جیسے شمس الدین بدر الدین نور الدین فخر الدین شمس الاسلام محی الاسلام بدر الاسلام وغیرہ ذالک سب کو علمائے کرام نے سخت ناپسندیدہ رکھا اور مکروہ و ممنوع رکھا ۔﴾احکام شريعت ،ص ۸۹﴿

اب ذار پیر مہر علی شاہ صاحب کا شجرہ نسب بھی ملاحظہ فرمالیں:

سید مہر علی شاہ ابن سید نذر دین شاہ ابن سید غلام شاہ ابن سید روشن دین ابن سید عبد الرحمن نوری ابن سید عنایت اللہ ابن سید غياث علی ابن سید فتح اللہ ابن سید اسد اللہ ابن سید فخرالدین۔۔۔۔۔

اور پھر آگے چل کر تاج الدین۔۔اوروالدہ کی طرف سے نسب میں سيد صدر الدین کا نام آتا ہے۔۔

اب ہمارا سوال یہ ہے کہ احمد رضا خان نے اسکو سخت ناپسند مکروہ کہا اور مطلق مکروہ حرام پر بولا جاتا ہے ۔۔تو کیا پیر صاحب کے آباوؤ اجداد نے ایک حرام کام کو حلال سمجھ کر کیا اور کیا حرام کو حلال سمجھنے والے مسلمان ہوسکتے ہیں۔۔۔؟؟؟ اگر ہاں تو کیسے؟ ۔۔اگر نہیں تو پیر صاحب کے نسب کے بارے میں کیا فتوی ہے کہ آیا وہ معاذ اللہ حلالی رہے یا حرامی۔۔۔؟؟؟ ان کے آباؤ اجداد فاسق فاجر تھے یا مشرک؟۔۔۔اور کافر یا مسلمان؟۔۔۔

بریلویوں ۔۔اب بتاؤ پیر صاحب کو نجيب الطرفين سيد ثابت کرنے کیلئے احمد رضاخان کی کتابوں پر تين حرف بھيجنے پڑيں گے یا نہیں؟

احمد رضاخان کا فتوی اور بریلوی ملاں کے ماں باپ کا ایمان

اسی احکام شريعت میں احمد رضاخان لکھتا ہے کہ:

لوگوں سے دیکھئے کیا اپنی اولاد کانام شیطان ملعون رافضی خبيث خوک وغيرہ رکھنا گوارا کریں گے ؟ہرگز نہیں تو قطعا معنی اصلی کی طرف لحاظ باقی ہے پھر کس منہ سے اپنے آپ اور اپنی اولاد کو نبی کہلواتے ہیں کیا کوئی مسلمان اپنا یا اپنے بيٹے کا نام رسول اللہ خاتم النبيين یا سید المرسلین نام رکھنا روا رکھے گا؟حاشا و کلا۔پھر محمد نبی، احمد نبی ،نبی احمد کیونکر روا ہوگيا یہاں تک کہ بعض خدا نا ترسوں کا نام نبی اللہ سنا ہے۔لاحول ولا قوة الا باللہ العلی العظیم ۔کیا رسالت و ختم نبوت کا ادعاءحرام ہے اور نری نبوت کا حلال؟ مسلمانوں پر لازم ہے کہ ایسے ناموں کو تبدیل کردیں۔﴾احکام شريعت ،ص ۴۹،۵۹﴿

اس عبارت سے معلوم ہوا نبی احمد نام رکھنا حرام ہے اس کا تبدیلی کرنا ضروری ہے یہ نام رکھنا گويا نبوت کا دعوی کرنا ہے ۔۔

اب اٹھاؤ عبد اؒلحکیم شرف قادری کی کتاب ”تذکرہ اکابر اہلسنت “ کھولو اس کاص ۲۵ جس پر اس نے اپنی جماعت کے ایک بزرگ کا تعارف دیا ہے جس کانام

خواجہ نبی احمد

بریلوی جاہل معترضین بتائيں کہ کیا نبی احمد کے والدین نے اپنے بيٹے کیلئے نبوت کے دعوے کو پسند کیا۔۔؟؟؟کیا انھوں نے حضور ﷺ کی نام کی توہین نہ کی۔۔؟؟؟اگر نہیں تو کیسے ۔۔؟؟ اگر ہاں تو کیا نبی احمد صاحب کے والدین مسلمان رہے۔۔؟؟؟اور بدون تجدید ایمان و نکاح ان کی ہمبستری زنا خالص اور اولاد ولد الحرام ہوئی یا نہ ہوئی۔۔۔؟؟؟

یا تو جواب ہاں میں دو یا اپنے مولویوں اور ان کے والدین کو حلالی اور مسلمان ثابت کرنے کیلئے احمد رضاخان کی کتاب پر لعنت بھیجو اورآپ ہی کی زبان میں

غرض دو گونہ عذاب است جان مجنوں را

بلائے صحبت لیلےٰ و فرقت لیلےٰ

بریلوی ہمارے سوال کا جواب دیں

اگر ماں باپ یا دادا نانا کے مشرک ہونے سے اولاد حرامی ہوجاتی ہے جیسا کہ احمد یار گجراتی نے کہا تو ان صحابہ کرام رضی اللہ تعالی عنہم اجمعین پر کیا فتوی ہے جن کے ماں باپ مشرک تھے۔۔۔؟؟؟؟

مقدس ہستیوں کے نسب میں مشرکانہ نام

٭حضرت عبد الرحمن بن عوف رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ اور حضرت سعد رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ جو کہ عشرہ مبشرہ صحابہ میں سے ہیں اور حضو ر ﷺ کی والد ہ محترمہ حضرت طیبہ طاہری سیدہ آمنہ خاتون کے شجرہ نسب میں ”عبد مناف“ کا نام آتا ہے جو ”مناف“ بت کی نسبت سے رکھا گےا تھا۔

٭ حضرت زبير بن عوام رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ ۔۔اور ام المومنین خدیجہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنہا اور ورقہ ابن نوفل کے سلسلہ نسب ”عبد العزی“ سے جاملتا ہے اور ”عزی “بت کا نام تھا۔

٭ حضرت خواجہ ابو طالب کا اصل نام ”عبد مناف “تھاان کے بيٹے حضرت علی رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ ہیں ۔

٭ حضرت سیدہ زینب رضی اللہ تعالی عنہا ان کا نکاح ابو لعاص بن ربيع بن عبدالشمس بن عبد مناف بن قصی ۔سے ہوا۔

٭ ام المومنین سودہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنہا بنت زمعہ بن قیس بن عبد شمس بن عبدود بن نصر ۔۔۔

٭ ام المومنین ام حبےبہ بنت ابو سفيان بن امیہ بن عبد الشمس بن عبد مناف بن قصی۔

غرض فہرست طویل ہے یہ چند مقدس و مکرم ہستیوں کے شجرے میں نے نقل کردئے ہیں۔۔۔اب احمد یار گجراتی کی ذريت ناپاک جس میں

بریلویوں کچھ تو شرم کرو کہ تمہارے ان گستاخ قلموں سے کیسی کیسی مقدس شخصيات پر حرف آرہاہے۔۔۔دراصل تمہارا حقيقی مقصد بھی اسلام کی انہی مقدس ہستیوں پر نکہ چینی کرنا ہوتا مگر عوام کے خوف وڈرسے نام علمائے اہلسنت کا لیتے ہو۔

دراصل قارئین کرام یہ بریلوی حضرات کا محض افتراء ہے کہ حضرت شاہ صاحب نے یہ فتوی دیا ہے کہ پیر بخش یا فرید بخش نام رکھنے والا مشرک اور مرتد ہوجاتے ہیں بلکہ ان کی بات کا مقصد یہ تھاکہ چونکہ عام طور پر ہندوستان کے معاشرے میں لوگ یہ سمجھتے ہیں کہ یہ بيٹا فلاں بزرگ نے ديا ہے یہ فلاں نے پھر انہی کی نسبت سے لوگ اپنی اولاد کی نسبت ان زبرگان دین کی طرف کرتے ہیں اس لئے ایسے ناموں میں چونکہ شرک کا شائبہ ہے اس لئے اس سے پرہیز لازم ہے۔لیکن اس کا یہ مطلب نہیں کہ جو بھی یہ نام رکھے گا اسکاعقیدہ یہی ہوگا بلکہ بعض اوقات عرف کی وجہ سے بھی لوگ اس قسم کے نام رکھ لیتے ہیں حالانکہ ان کے معنی یا مراد کی طرف ہرگز ان کا دھيان نہیں ہوتا جیسا کہ احمد رضاخان نے کہا کہ میں نے خود بعض لوگوں کا نام رسول اللہ سنا حالانکہ کوئی بھی یہ نام اس وجہ سے نہیں رکھتا کہ وہ معاذ اللہ حقيقت میں اللہ کا رسول ہے ۔

غرض ان کا مقصد صرف بطور تہدید و تنبیہ کے تھا کہ اس قسم کے ناموں میں شرک کا شائبہ موجودہے اس لئے نہ رکھے جائیں نہ یہ کہ رکھنے والا ہی مرتد کافر اور مشرک ہوجاتا ہے۔

جیسا کہ حديث میں آتا ہے کہ جان بوجھ کر ایک نماز چھوڑنے والا کافر ہے ایک حديث میں آتا ہے کہ باوجود استطاعت کے حج نہ کرنے والا یہودیت اور نصرانيت پر مرنے والا ہے۔تو علماءنے ان احاديث کی تشريح میں یہی کہا کہ اس سے مراد یہ نہیں کہ وہ مسلمان مشرک یا کافر یا یہودی ہوجاتا ہے بلکہ یہ قول صرف بطور توبيخ و تہدید کے ہے۔

‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’ – ALLAH’S PUNISHMENT

By A U.K. STUDENT OF THE DEEN

In light of the growing Islamophobia in the UK, which is fast gaining impetus mainly (but not exclusively) through the misdeeds of members of the Khawarij sect (Salafis) repeatedly murdering civilians in the name of Jihad and Islam, I have written a short message to my family and friends.

ALLAH’S GREATER PUNISHMENT IS NOW IMMINENT

With the sudden increase in the number of people in the UK, and also in other parts of the world, expressing empathy with, and even praising the Chinese authorities for their internment and “Islamophobic” oppression of millions of Chinese Muslims, it is worth bearing in mind the Sunnah of Allah regarding the calamities that befall us.

The Qur’aan Majeed states explicitly:

And whatever strikes you of disaster (e.g. “islamophobic” oppression, internment camps, lynch mobs, genocide etc.) – it is due to what YOUR own hands have earned (i.e. misdeeds); although He overlooks much.” (42:30)

The early Muhaddith and contemporary of Imam Bukhari, Ibn Abi Haatim, relates the following Hadith regarding this Divine Rule stated in the aforementioned verse:

When it was revealed, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“By the one in whose Hands is the soul of Muhammad, there is no scratch from a twig, nor palpitation of a vein, nor a slip of the feet, except (that it occurs) due to a sin. And what Allah overlooks is more.”

Amongst the vilest examples of misdeeds which have become rampantly prevalent today is, the halaalization (treating as Halaal) of acts and practices which the Shariah regards as the worst of sins, and this was always the view of the senior Ulama of all Math-habs. But today, they all have departed from this earthly abode.

With their departure, the vacuum has been filled with molvis and sheikhs of the worst brand of corruption – worse than the corruption of the Ulama of Bani Israaeel who are severely castigated in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem. Regarding this state of affairs, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“The Saalihoon are departing (from this world) one after the other (in quick succession). Then will remain only the hufaalah (waste matter, rubbish) such as the chaff of barley or dates. Allah will have no care whatsoever for them.”

A few from the numerous acts of vice and evil are:

1) The widespread halaalization of pictures of animate objects (e.g. television) which according to authentic Hadith is amongst the very worst of sins, but which even the ulama or so-called ulama have halaalized on the basis of glaringly corrupt interpretation which is an insult to intelligence.

2) Eating during a fasting day of Ramadhan based on the so-called “Aadil” and glaringly invalid moon-sighting testimony of a non-existent moon, governed and controlled by one of the most evil regimes (Saudi) in the world. The gravity of this sin perpetrated by the vast majority can be understood by the fact that the compensation of an intentionally missed fast is 60 consecutive days of fasting.

3) The now widespread practice of Maulanas and Shaykhs doing away completely with the laws of segregation of the sexes while attending openly mixed weddings, events, and the like, with even senior Muftis now shamelessly conducting television interviews face to face with young attractive females, against a backdrop of deafening and satanic silence adopted by those who are meant to be at the forefront of condemning evil and issuing guidance and clarification to the masses.

4) The evil of interfaith functions supported and promoted by ulama to the extent of allowing non-Muslims to sing, pray and promote their religion inside the Musjid.

5) Using the Qur’aan as an object of trade for the acquisition of monetary gain. This is a spectacular evil today of the qaaris about whom Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Most of the munaafiqeen of my Ummah are its qaaris.”

Warning these villains, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Recite the Qur’aan. Do not eat with it.”

That is, do not make it a source of livelihood.

6) Ulama opening the Musaajid for females despite the Sahaabah having banned their attendance.

7) Ulama promoting entry of non-Muslims – men and women – to enter the Musaajid.

8) The vices of the masses are too numerous to list.

In brief, large scale flagrant transgression, in fact rejection of the Shariah, is practised by the masses of the Ummah

The calamities that descend due to our misdeeds is in proportion to their gravity – the greater the sin, the greater the calamity. The ploy (trick) of hiding behind scholars who halaalize doubtful and prohibited matters, does not work against this Divine Rule of calamities which often descend in the form of disease (mental and physical), family turmoil, accidents, and many other forms. These are the lesser forms of punishment which are the prelude to the greater, universal punishment which will take everyone – the masses, the ulama and the so-called pious – in its sweep.

Condemning the Muslims of Bani Israaeel for their haraam nafsaani taqleed (blind-following) of their Ruhbaan and Ahbaar (senior Muftis and Shaykhs), Allah Ta’ala states:

They take their Ahbaar and their Ruhbaan as gods besides Allah.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) explained that “taking gods besides Allah” was in reference to the masses treating as Haraam and Halaal what their Ahbaar and Ruhbaan ruled to be Haraam and Halaal in conflict with the Shariah.

If every type of taqleed was permissible, then Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) would not have condemned the Muslims of Banee Israaeel in the harshest possible terms, effectively stating that they had committed Shirk (polytheism).

The taqleed that is permissible, in fact Waajib (obligatory), is only to the ruling, derived from the Qur’an and Sunnah, by the galaxy of Mujtahideen, and which eventually became enshrined in the Four Madh-habs. Examples of such rulings to which Taqleed is Waajib include the absolute prohibition of pictures of animate objects, the absolute prohibition of free-mixing, and the absolute prohibition of accepting the moon-sighting testimony that is controlled, governed, monitored and declared by a Faasiq (openly sinful) and Faajir (criminal) regime such as the Saudi regime.

Allah’s declaration that calamities are a consequence of our sins is a recurring one in the Qur’an.

Allah Ta’ala states in Surah ar-Room:

Fasaad (anarchy / strife / killing) has appeared on the land and the ocean on account of the (misdeeds) perpetrated by the hands of the people, so that He (Allah) gives them to taste (the consequences) of some of their perpetrations (e.g. halaalization of sin and evil), for perhaps they will return (to the Path of Rectitude).”

The reference is to the lesser punishment which in terms of the Sunnah of Allah Ta’ala precedes the greater punishment which obliterates the villainous and unrepentant scum.

Says the Qur’aan Majeed:

Most assuredly, We shall (first) cause them to taste of the lesser punishment, not the greater punishment, for perhaps they may (heed) and return (to the Path of Rectitude).”

When the vile misdeeds become widespread and are met with silence even by the supposedly pious, then even those who do not transgress directly but fail to speak out (at the least to their own kin) will become enveloped by the Universal Punishment which usually develops incrementally and in stages, often culminating, at its peak, in the form of barbaric and sadistic hordes of Kuffaar rampaging and pillaging ravenously through Muslim neighbourhoods, as has occurred countless times in history, and is currently being enacted in Burma, India, China, and many other countries:

Beware of such a (universal) punishment which will not be restricted to only the transgressors among you.”

According to the Sunnah of Allah, He will not change our condition until we change what is within ourselves. Time is running out fast. We are swiftly approaching the point of no return.

ON THE SOME OF THE SECRETS OF THE DIVINE NAME – MALIK (THE SOLE SOVEREIGN KING)

By Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid

Shaykh Umar ibn Ahmad Zarruk related to me, on the authority of Shaykh Abd’r-Raaziq ibn Uthman ; on the authority of his father, Shaykh Uthman ibn Shaykh Abd’l-Qaadir Dan Tafa, on the authority of his brother Shaykh Muhammad Mu`allah yede bin Dan Tafa, on the authority of his teacher the Knower of Allah Shaykh Muhammad Tukur ibn Muhammad who said in hi Qira al-Ahibba:

ﺍَﺍﻟْﻤَﻠِﻚُ ﻣَﻦْ ﻟَﻪُ ﺍَﻟْﻤُﻠْﻚَ، ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺍﻟﺘَّﺼَﺮِّﻑُ ﻓِﻲ ﺍﻟْﻤَﺨْﻠُﻮﻗَﺎﺕِ ﺑِﺎﻟْﻘَﻀَﺎﻱَ ﻭَﺍﻟﺘَّﺪْﺑِﻴْﺮَﺍﺕِ ﺩُﻭْﻥَ ﺇﺣْﺘِﻴَّﺎﺝِ ﻭَﻟَﺎ ﺣَﺠَﺮٍ ﻭَﻟَﺎ ﻣُﺸَﺎﺭِﻛَﺔَ ﻏَﻴْﺮٍ، ﻣَﻊَ ﻭَﺻَﻒِ ﺍﻟْﻌُﻈْﻤَﺔِ ﻭَﺍﻟْﺠَﻠَﺎﻝِ، ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺇِﺳْﻢٌ ﺟَﺎﻣِﻊٌ ﻟِﻤَﻌَﺎﻧِﻲ ﺍﻟﺼَّﻔَﺎﺕِ ﺍﻟْﻌَﻠَﻰ ،

The One who is MALIK (the Sole Sovereign King) is the one to whom belongs the kingdom. He is the One who is the sole expenditure in the whole of creation by mean of His judgment and management, without being in need, without difficulty, without being in partnership with another; along with Him being described with the attributes of might and majesty. The Divine Name MALIK is a Divine Name which gathers in itself all the meanings of attributes of exaltedness.

ﺗَﻨْﺒِﻴﻪٌ : ﻣَﻦْ ﻋَﺮَﻑَ ﺇِﻧَّﻪُ ﺍﻟْﻤَﻠِﻚُ ﺍَﻟْﺤَﻖُّ ﺍَﻟْﺤَﻲُّ ﺍَﻟَّﺬِﻱ ﺗَﻨْﺘَﻬِﻲ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻪِ ﺍﻟْﺂﻣَﺎﻝُ ﺟَﻌَﻞَ ﻫِﻤَّﺘَﻪُ ﻭَﻗْﻔًﺎ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪ، ﻓَﻠَﻢْ ﻳَﺘَﻮَﺟَّﻪُ ﻓِﻲ ﻛُﻞِّ ﺃُﻣُﻮﺭِﻩِ ﺇِﻟَّﺎ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻪِ ﺇِﺳْﺘِﺴْﻠَﺎﻣًﺎ ﻟِﺤِﻜْﻤَﺘِﻪِ ﻭَﺇِﺳْﺘِﻐْﻨَﺎﺀٌ ﺑِﻪِ ﻭَﺇِﻛْﺘِﻔَﺎﺀٌ ﺑِﻪِ ﻋَﻦْ ﻏَﻴْﺮِﻩِ، ﻭَﺍﻟﺘَّﻘَﺮَّﺏُ ﺑِﻪِ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻭَﻓْﻖِ ﺫَﻟِﻚَ ،

Note: whoever knows and acknowledges that He, Allah is the Sole Sovereign King, the Absolute Being, the Ever Living to whom all hopes end; he will make his resolve and resolution completely in conformity to Him. He will not direct himself in any of his affairs except to Him, being thoroughly submissive to His wisdom. He will be enriched by Him and suffice in Him above all others. By being in conformity with this is the means by which a person can draw near to Allah.

ﻭَﻣِﻦْ ﺩَﻭَﺍﻡِ ﺍﻟﺬِّﻛْﺮِ ﺇِﻣْﺘِﺜَﺎﻝُ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﻣْﺮِ ﻭَﺍﻟْﺈِﺳْﺘِﺴْﻞَﺍﻡُ ﻟِﻠْﻘَﻬْﺮِ ﻭَﻧِﺴْﻴَﺎﻥُ ﺍَﻟْﻐَﻴْﺮِ ﺑَﻮَﺟْﻬِﻪِ، ﻟَﺎ ﻳَﻌْﺮِﺝُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻬِﻢْ ﺃَﺑَﺪًﺍ ،

Among the advantages of being persistent and constant in reciting this Divine Name is:

[1] being obedient to the Divine command;
[2] surrendering to the Divine power;
[3] forgetting otherness by means of His countenance;
[4] and His never turning away from them.

ﻭَﺧَﺎﺻِﻴَﺘُﻪُ ﺻَﻔَﺎﺀُ ﺍﻟْﻘَﻠْﺐِ ﻭَﺣُﺼُﻮﻝُ ﺍﻟْﻐِﻨَﻰ ﻭَﺍﻟْﺈِﻣَﺮَﺓِ ﻭَﻧَﺤْﻮِﻩِ، ﻓَﻤَﻦْ ﻭَﺍﻇِﺐُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪِ ﻭَﻗْﺖَ ﺍﻟﺰَّﻭَﺍﻝِ ﻛُﻞَّ ﻳَﻮْﻡٍ ﻣﺎﺋﺔَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺻَﻔَﺎ ﻗَﻠْﺒَﻪُ ﻭَﺯَﺍﻝَ ﻛَﺪْﺭَﻩُ ،

The intrinsic qualities of this Divine Name MALIK, are that it purifies the heart and creates a fortress of wealth and authority and the like. Whoever is persistent in reciting it during the time of midday (az-zawwaal) everyday will have his heart purified and its dinginess and murkiness will be removed.

ﻭَﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺮَﺃَﻩُ ﺑَﻌْﺪَ ﺍَﻟْﻔَﺠْﺮِ ﻣﺎﺋﺔً ﻭَﺇِﺣْﺪَﻯ ﻭَﻋِﺸْﺮِﻳْﻦَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺃَﻏْﻨَﺎﻩُ ﺍﻟﻠﻪُ ﺳُﺒْﺤَﺎﻧَﻪُ ﻭَﺗَﻌَﺎﻟَﻰ ﻣِﻦْ ﻓَﻀْﻠِﻪِ، ﺇِﻣَّﺎ ﺑِﺄَﺳْﺒَﺎﺏٍ ﻭَﺇِﻣَّﺎ ﺑِﺄَﺑْﻮَﺍﺏٍ، ﺃَﻭْ ﺑِﻤَﺎ ﻳَﻔْﺘَﺢُ ﻟَﻪُ ﻣِﻦْ ﻗَﻠْﺒِﻪِ ،

Whoever recites it after fajr prayer one hundred and twenty-one times, Allah subhaanahu wa ta`ala will enrich him from His bounty, either by some secondary factor or by some causative gate; or by what Allah opens for him in his heart.

ﻭَﻓِﻲ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﺭْﺑَﻌِﻴْﻦَ ﺍَﻟْﺈِﺩْﺭِﻳﺴِﻲِّﺓَ : ﻳَﺎ ﺗَﺎﻡُ ﻓَﻠَﺎ ﺗَﺼِﻒُ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﻟْﺴِﻦُ ﻛُﻞَّ ﻛُﻨْﻪِ ﺟَﻠَﺎﻝِ ﻣُﻠْﻜِﻪِ ،

It states in the al-Arba`een al-Idrisiyya: “O Perfect One, tongues cannot truly describe the hidden majesty of Your sovereignty.”

ﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺮَﺃَﻩُ ﻛُﻞَّ ﻳَﻮْﻡ ﺧَﻤْﺴَﺔَ ﻭَﻋِﺸْﺮِﻳْﻦَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺇِﺛْﻨَﻰ ﻋَﺸِﺮَ ﻳَﻮْﻣًﺎ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺻَﻔَﺎﺀِ ﺑَﺎﻃِﻦٍ ﻭَﺳَﻠَﺎﻣَﺔِ ﻣِﻦَ ﺍﻟﺸُّﻜُﻮﻙِ ﺃَﺗَﺘﺘَﻪُ ﺍَﻟْﺄَﻋْﻤَﺎﻝُ ﻭَﺗَﺮْﻗَﻰ ﺍﻟْﻤَﻨَﺎﺻِﺐُ ﻭَﺻَﻠَﺢَ ﺃَﻣْﺮَﻩُ ،

Whoever recites it every day twenty-five times for twelve days, with a pure inner core and free of doubt, will be given excellent actions and he will ascend every rank and his affairs will be made right.

ﻭَﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺮَﺃَﻩُ ﻓِﻲ ﻛُﻞِّ ﻳَﻮْﻡٍ ﺗِﺴْﻌَﺔَ ﻭَﺗِﺴْﻌِﻴْﻦَ ﻣَﺮَﺓٍ ﺭُﺯِﻕَ ﻋِﻠْﻤًﺎ ﻭَﻣَﻌْﺮِﻓَﺔً .

Whoever recites it every day ninety-nine times will be provided with religious knowledge (al-`ilm) and direct knowledge of Allah (al-ma`arifa).

The Limitations of Science

by Dr. David Stewart

Science has lifted us from the ignorance of the Dark Ages into the understandings we hold today. It has increased our standards of living, lengthened our life spans, and enriched our lives in every way. Music, the arts, our governments, our social customs, our religious beliefs, our educational institutions, our recreations, our modes of travel, our means of communicating, our working, our eating, our sleeping—all aspects of our culture have been transformed by the touch of technology. It is little wonder, then, that we have become conditioned to look to science for the solutions of all our problems and for the answers to life’s questions.

But science, powerful as it is, is a false god. Awed by the spectacular material advancements science has brought us, we have come to expect more of science than it is capable of delivering. Many individuals, not recognizing the limitations of science, stand in expectation of results that will never come. Science does not have all the solutions. It does not have all the answers. It never has and it never will.

The purpose of this [article] is to clearly present science for what it is—no more and no less. Many answers can be obtained by the scientific method, but there are many more that cannot. It is not my intent to destroy your faith in science. As a lifetime professional scientist myself, I am duly respectful of its potential. I am also aware of its limitations. When it comes to consideration of life in its fullness, these limitations are very great. Therefore, while I don’t want to destroy your faith in science, I do want to disturb it and to encourage you to question its validity as an approach to living.

While the essence of science is characterized by its inherent lack of mysticism, to the non-scientist it often bears a veil of the mystical. One of the most common persuasive devices of the advertiser is to cloak its advocacy in the jargon of science: “If it sounds scientific, it must be right,” so goes the unspoken implication. And people buy it. It is my hope that this writing will serve to demystify science for those unfamiliar with its inner workings. It is not in our best interest, as human beings, to hold science in a degree of esteem that exceeds its capabilities.

Science is not the only approach of inquiry into the nature of life. In fact, it is an approach that fails in most of life’s situations. While it has great capabilities, it can only do so much and no more. This [article] will assist you in obtaining a realistic expectation of science, because without a realistic expectation you will not be able to rely upon it when appropriate and you will be disappointed when it fails.

Science may be a high-speed aircraft in some ways, but an airplane cannot get you everywhere. If you want to walk about your home, visit a neighbor, enjoy a stroll through the woods, climb the heights of a mountain, fish in your favorite stream, or travel to places without airports, you cannot do it with an aircraft. Modes of locomotion must be appropriate to the circumstances. Likewise, modes of inquiry must be appropriate to the subject matter. In the case of the scientific mode of inquiry, it is inappropriate to most of life’s important questions.

For example, when someone smiles at you, do you need a blood test and a urinalysis to appreciate why they smiled at you? Of course not. You simply look them in the eyes with an open heart and you know.

In order to clearly understand the limitations of science, one must first have a clear picture of what science is. Interestingly enough, there is a large fraction of scientists who do not have an accurate and complete picture of the boundaries of science. This might sound hard to believe, but it is true. It is entirely possible to practice science to a high level of success in obtaining useful, valid results, while at the same time never being fully aware of its limits.

In an analogous way, it is entirely possible, if not common, for doctors to practice medicine without being aware of its limits. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for people to confuse medicine with science. And neither is it unusual for doctors to confuse science with technology. The practice of medicine, while it may be partially described as “applied technology,” is not a science.

While medicine bases some of its practices on scientifically derived data, the practice of medicine is not, itself, a science. Medicine is a discipline of opinion where accepted standards of practice are determined by a consensus of the majority, not by the scientific method.

The reason the limits of science are not widely recognized and understood lies in our educational systems, which train scientists and health care providers in how to exercise the methods of science and apply their results, but do not encourage a questioning of the fundamental assumptions behind the methods themselves. The purpose of medical training is unquestioning indoctrination, not cognitive education. It is to promote, protect, and apply the prevailing paradigm—not to question it.

The Limits of Science in a Nutshell

The limits of science can be condensed into the following nineteen statements:

1. Science explains nothing; it can only describe.
2. Science proves nothing; it can only verify or disprove.
3. Science cannot deal directly with subjective experience; it can only deal with the objective.
4. “Scientific” does not necessarily mean right, valid, or best; it only means that a certain method was followed.
5. “Objective” does not necessarily mean right, valid or best; it only means that observations are independent of the observer and can be measured scientifically.
6. “Subjective” does not mean invalid or irrelevant; it only means that observations are dependent upon the observer and cannot be measured scientifically.
7. Most of the things we experience and value in life are subjective and are, therefore, beyond science.
8. Belief in science is an act of faith and is, in itself, a choice made subjectively and personally, not scientifically.
9. Science is limited by time; tomorrow’s research can not help us today and yesterday’s events cannot be directly observed.
10. Science is limited in space in the infinite sense; there will always remain portions of the universe beyond its reach because of distance to the furthest reaches of intergalactic space.
11. Science is limited in space in the infinitesimal sense; there will always remain portions of the universe beyond its reach within the subspace and the subparticles of atoms.
12. Science is limited in its ability to observe natural living processes because the effect of the observer changes, if not halts, the process.
13. Science is limited by its instruments and apparati of observation. It can only study that which its apparati are designed to observe or detect.
14. Science is limited by experimental error; its results can be no better than the reliability of its data.
15. Science is limited by human bias in the application of the scientific method itself.
16. Science is limited by human bias in the choices of topics upon which the method is applied.
17. Science is limited in its impact upon society in that people, and even professionals, generally do not follow scientific facts unless the facts agree with their feelings and/or preheld beliefs.
18. The scientific method is not the only valid method of inquiry into the nature of things—there are others, and when it comes to practical inquiry into the subjective, other methods must be used because, in such experiences, science fails.
19. Science (as practiced today) is limited by the a priori assumption that there is no willful, conscious, participating God within the processes studied by science. Hence, God is not a factor to be considered.

Excerpted from the book: The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God’s Love Manifest in Molecules – pages 618 – 654

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