Posts Tagged ‘mercy’

Natural qualities done at proper occasion and place under the control of reason become moral qualities

May 27, 2013

 

Human beings have many natural qualities in them; the natural qualities done on proper occasion and place with a rational approach become moral qualities.

I would like to quote here in this connection from the book “ THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE TEACHINGS OF ISLAM” by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah:

Mirza Ghualm Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi says:

“The truth is that corresponding to every physical action there is an inner quality which is moral; for instance, a person sheds tears through the eyes and corresponding to that action there is an inner quality which is called tenderness, which takes on the character of a moral quality when, under the control of reason, it is exercised on its proper occasion. In the same way, a person defends himself against the attack of an enemy with his hands, and corresponding to this action there is an inner quality which is called bravery. When this quality is exercised at its proper place and on its proper occasion, it is called a moral quality.

Similarly a person sometimes seeks to relieve the oppressed from the oppression of tyrants, or desires to make provision for the indigent and the hungry, or wishes to serve his fellow beings in some other way, and corresponding to such action there is an inner quality which is designated mercy.

Sometimes a person punishes a wrongdoer and corresponding to such action there is an inner quality which is called retribution. Sometimes a person does not wish to attack one who attacks him and forbears to take action against a wrongdoer, corresponding to which there is a quality which is called forbearance or endurance.

Sometimes a person works with his hands or feet or employs his mind and intellect or his wealth in order to promote the welfare of his fellow beings, corresponding to which there is an inner quality which is called benevolence.

Thus, when a person exercises all these qualities on their proper occasions and at their proper places they are called moral qualities.

Pages 30-31

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf

 

 

Quran/Islam/Muhammad- open minded, nonracial and unbiased

November 24, 2009

Quran/Islam/Muhammad- open minded, nonracial and unbiased
http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4920&p=82054#p82054

Manfred wrote:

The Quran is quite clear that Islamic paradise is a Muslim only “place” (for lack of a better description).

Paarsurrey wrote:

Hi friend Manfred

I don’t agree with you.

You have certainly misunderstood Quran/Islam/Muhammad.

[2:63] Surely, the Believers, and the Jews, and the Christians and the Sabians — whichever party from among these truly believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good deeds — shall have their reward with their Lord, and no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve.
[2:64] And remember the time when We took a covenant from you and raised high above you the Mount, saying: ‘Hold fast that which We have given you and bear in mind what is therein, that you may be saved.’
[2:65] Then you turned back thereafter; and had it not been for Allah’s grace towards you and His mercy, you would surely have been of the losers.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … 2&verse=56

The above verse very clearly mentions that those persons who have the truthful beliefs and those who do good deeds suited to the situation and time would go to heaven. One who is a Muslim in name only and does not have good beliefs and or good deeds has no claim to heaven, it is purely the grace and the mercy of the Creator-God Allah YHWH, nobody else has any monopoly on the heaven; no intercession, nothing of this sort.

Please amend your concept accordingly. Yours is a very narrow and stringent concept; nothing to do with Quran/Islam/Muhammad, who are very open minded, nonracial and unbiased.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

faith seems to waver and wane all the time

June 8, 2008

Kaykay says:

 

I am a Christian, even if this post might not make me sound like a very good one!
It’s just my faith seems to waver and wane all the time: sometimes my faith can be so strong, but at other times I find myself even doubting the existance of God.

Don’t get me wrong: time and time again, God has proven his existance to me by answering prayers. But sometimes I just think things like ‘how do i know this is true answer to prayer and not just coincidence?’, ‘how do i know the bible is true’, ‘how i do i know that there is a god if there is no scientific evidence?’

I really am a Christian, but sometimes these doubts creep up on me, and I’m just wondering if any of you experience these, and, if you do, how you deal with them.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

 

 

Paarsurrey says:

 

Hi friend!

To ebb and flow like waves is a common phenomenon in faith. In the situation of ebb we must be thankful to God that our faith has increased, and when it is in recession it is a sort of testing of faith then we should pray to God and endeavor whole-heatedly that this situation is changed. This is being steadfast on the right path.

 

When we endeavor our utmost then we are rewarded by God by increasing our level of faith even more than our level at previous stage. Faith in God is endless and this way we advance forward.

I would advise you to earnestly make some sort of following prayer mostly while you are alone.

All praise belongs to God alone, Lord of all the creations and their Sustainer (who knows all situations of heart, mind and soul and in fact is their tuner and healer).In spite of our weaknesses and sins He very mercifully loves us and forgives us. He provides for us out of His mercy before any action proceeds from us, and after we have acted He rewards our action out of His mercy.

He is Gracious, the Merciful and Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us along Thy straight path and establish us firmly on it; the path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, nor of those who went astray and did not reach Thee. Amen.

This would be in accordance with the guidance of Adam, Moses and Jesus – all the true MessengersProphets of God.

Deuteronomy 6:4-10 (King James Version)

4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

10And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not.

Only one God revealed Himself to Moses, and Moses only preached one God.

Matthew 22:37 (King James Version)

King James Version (KJV)

37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Jesus also followed in the footsteps of Moses and confirmed ONENESS of God without any change and implored Him when in distress, in trouble or in need.

Thanks

 

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim