Posts Tagged ‘right path’

There is no god but Allah

May 16, 2014

Friday Sermon: There is no god but Allah
Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2014-05-09.html

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Synopsis: English

What was it that the people of that time not believe in which agonised the Holy Prophet(saw)? They did not believe in desisting from associating partners with God, in making man son of God. Shirk or associating partners with God is a sin which God has called unpardonable. It is love and compassion for every human being, even for an idolater, with which one makes practical effort to bring them to the right path and also pray for them.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said that some time ago he felt that the workers and management of Humanity First had the idea that if they gave their services unconnected with faith, perhaps the world would appreciate them more. Huzoor explained to the central management here that their significance was in being connected to faith and the Jama’at is mentioned in their works somehow or the other. And there was nothing wrong to, if need be, mention the Jama’at in some instances.
In the world slogans are raised to have mottos about moral development, slogans are raised to have mottos about academic development and if human rights are violated somewhere political organisations make freedom their motto and make efforts in this regards and raise slogans. Any other specific situation elsewhere gives rise to specific mottos. The reason to have a motto is to establish it in the world and to also keep it in view at the same time.

Hazrat Musleh Maud(ra) said that some mottos are inter-connected. For example the mottos ‘obey God’ and ‘advance in virtues’ are interdependent because obedience of God is not possible without advancing in virtues and one who is not virtuous cannot be obedient to God. Similarly the mottos ‘I shall give precedence to faith over worldly matters’ and ‘I shall try and excel in good works’ are congruous and inter-linked. Thus, all virtues are good and we should try and adopt them.

When someone becomes spiritually weak it is because he has lost sight of لا الہ الا اللہ because if one always keeps لا الہ الا اللہ in view one is saved from spiritual weaknesses. The objective is not to simply verbalise لا الہ الا اللہ like many people do, even if they tell lies they do so by saying لا الہ الا اللہ whereas articulating لا الہ الا اللہ brings into focus God’s greatness and His fear and all His attributes. And as mentioned earlier the reality of لا الہ الا اللہ is only manifested through the Holy Prophet(saw).

Through abiding by Unity of God high morals, knowledge, culture, politics and excellence in other arts are instilled in man because the light of God is an antidote to all ailments. Thus, our motto which is appointed by God is لا الہ الا اللہ (There is none worthy of worship except Allah) the rest are all details which can be useful as advice. Dajjal is evident in full force in this age and his objective is to give precedence to worldly matters over faith.

Death of Sadeeq Akbar Rahman Sahib, son of Faizur Rahman Sahib.

“Middle Path” itself shows that Buddha got revelation from God

June 22, 2013

I wrote following posts on <http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/> under the topic <Buddha believed in the Creator God>; I give the post below for the viewers of this blog.

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Paarsurrey wrote:

#17    The middle path; itself shows that Buddha got enlightenment/revelation from the Creator God.

Unity or ONENESS of the Creator God is the natural belief or default faith of humanity; when they get astray they believe in many gods or they altogether deny any gods; both are one the extremes; normalcy returns when some selfless and pure person like Buddha gets converse/enlightenment from the Creator God and gets the teachings of the middle path or right path.

Buddha: Truth- mind when it walks in the path of righteousness

April 16, 2013

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One should always strive to set one’s mind on the right path- the path that leads to the Truth. And truth is a name of the one true God.

Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus

Buddha says:

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“Is not man an organism of many aggregates? Are we not
composed of various attributes? Man consists of the material
form, of sensation, of thought, of dispositions, and, lastly, of
understanding. That which men call the ego when they say ‘I
am’ is not an entity behind the attributes; it originates by their
co-operation. There is mind; there is sensation and thought,
and there is truth; and truth is mind when it walks in the path of
righteousness
. But there is no separate ego-soul outside or
behind the thought of man. He who believes that the ego is a
distinct being has no correct conception of things. The very
search for the atman is wrong; it is a wrong start and it will lead
you in a false direction. 6″ Unquote

Page: 30 Chapter: IX. “THE BODHISATTA’S SEARCH”. Gospel of Buddha

Quran says:

[1:6] Guide us in the right path —
[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=1

Buddha believed in one true God: Union with Brahma

March 31, 2013
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Gospel of Buddha

When the Buddha had thus spoken, one of the Brahmans said:
“We are told, Gotama, that the Sakyamuni knows the path to a union with Brahma.” 27
And the Blessed One said: “What do you think, O Brahmans, of a man born and brought up in Manasakata? Would he be in doubt about the most direct way from this spot to Manasakata?” 28
“Certainly not, Gotama.” 29
“Thus,” replied the Buddha, “the Tathagata knows the straightpath that leads to a union with Brahma. He knows it as one who has entered the world of Brahma and has been born in it. There can be no doubt in the Tathagata.” 30
And the two young Brahmans said: “If thou knowest the way show it to us.” 31
And the Buddha said: 32
“The Tathagata sees the universe face to face and understands its nature. He proclaims the truth both in its letter and in its spirit, and his doctrine is glorious in its origin, glorious in its progress, glorious in its consummation. The Tathagata reveals the higher life in its purity and perfection. He can show you the way to that which is contrary to the five great hindrances. 33

Page 142: Chapter XLIX. THE TWO BRAHMANS

http://www.arthursbookshelf.com/Buddhism/The%20Gospel%20of%20Buddha%20-%20Paul%20Carus.pdf

Paarsurrey says:

The one true God is known by His attributes; naturally therefore in all regions of the world and in all languages He has different names but the same attributes.

Quran solves this issue:

[7:181] And to Allah alone belong all perfect attributes. So call on Him by these. And leave alone those who deviate from the right way with respect to His attributes. They shall be repaid for what they do.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=7&verse=180

[17:111] Say, ‘Call upon Allah or call upon Rahman; by whichever name you call Him, His are the most beautiful names.’ And utter not thy prayer aloud, nor utter it too low, but seek a way between.
[17:112] And say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah Who has taken unto Himself no son, and Who has no partner in His Kingdom, nor has He anyone to help Him on account of weakness.’ And extol His glory with all glorification.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=17&verse=110

[20:9] Allah — there is no God but He. His are the most beautiful names.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=20&verse=0

[59:25] He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=59&verse=24

So, God Allah YHWH was in Buddha’s language named as Brahma.

Buddha believed Union with Brahma; that the right path was to acquire attributes of Him and that was the meaning of the union.

The Catholic Church and All Religions

March 12, 2013

Lorraine Holloway-White wrote:

“Please join me in your prayers for all religious leaders of the world (not just Christian) who have the same responsibility on their shoulders of leading their flock in the right direction and on the right path. Rather than condemn those within their folds who lead them astray or who themselves do wrong, we would be better praying that God be merciful on them and that they one day see the light.”

Paasurrey comments:

I agree with you.
This is, I think, taught to us in the following verses:

[1:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
[1:2] All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,
[1:3] The Gracious, the Merciful,
[1:4] Master of the Day of Judgment.
[1:5] Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.
[1:6] Guide us in the right path —
[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=1

No religion by name has been criticized in these verses and the heaven has been kept open for everybody irrespective of one’s religion or one’s denomination. Anybody who cleanse one’s thoughts and concepts as revealed to all revealed religions through their truthful founders ,does good deeds and prays accordingly , does not deny anyone of them and is not enemy of them could enter this heaven

Unity or ONENESS of the Creator God is the natural and default belief

May 19, 2012

 

The middle path; itself shows that Buddha got enlightenment/revelation from the Creator God.

Unity or ONENESS of the Creator God is the natural belief or default faith of humanity; when they get astray they believe in many gods or they altogether deny any gods; both are one the extremes; normalcy returns when some selfless and pure person like Buddha gets converse/enlightenment from the Creator God and gets the teachings of the middle path or right path.

 

The best references in the Quran

January 22, 2010

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4277&start=40

morda8 wrote:

I am at the moment trying to shed some light on the Quran to a Muslim friend of mine would anyone please give me the best Surahs and verses to refer to?

This person knows Arabic and has a Quran at home.

Thanks

Paarsurrey wrote:

Hi friend morda8

I mention here two short Surahs for you:

The Holy Quran : Chapter 1: Al-Fatihah

[1:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
[1:2] All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,
[1:3] The Gracious, the Merciful,
[1:4] Master of the Day of Judgment.
[1:5] Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.
[1:6] Guide us in the right path —
[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=1

The Holy Quran : Chapter 112: Al-Ikhlas

[112:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
[112:2] Say, ‘He is Allah, the One;
[112:3] ‘Allah, the Independent and Besought of all.
[112:4] ‘He begets not, nor is He begotten;
[112:5] ‘And there is none like unto Him.’

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=112

These are ones of the most read Surahs of Quran.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

Teachings of Jesus and Mary in Quran

May 6, 2009

Klosterman says:

Can you please tell me how Jesus and Mary are viewed in the Quran? Sorry for my ignorance on this….

Thanks,

Miguel

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend Miguel

There are many places in which accounts of life and teachings of Jesus and Mary are mentioned in Quran. I just give here teaching of Jesus and Mary from Surah/Chapter: 19 Maryam/Mary from Quran:

[19:17] وَاذْكُرْ فِىْ الْـكِتٰبِ مَرْيَمَ‌ۘ اِذِ انتَبَذَتْ مِنْ اَهْلِهَا مَكَانًا شَرْقِيًّاۙ‏
[19:17] And relate the story of Mary as mentioned in the Book. When she withdrew from her people to a place to the east,
[19:18] فَٱتَّخَذَتۡ مِن دُونِهِمۡ حِجَابً۬ا فَأَرۡسَلۡنَآ إِلَيۡهَا رُوحَنَا فَتَمَثَّلَ لَهَا بَشَرً۬ا سَوِيًّ۬ا
[19:18] And screened herself off from them, then We sent Our angel to her, and he appeared to her in the form of a perfect man.
[19:19] قَالَتْ اِنِّىْۤ اَعُوْذُ بِالرَّحْمٰنِ مِنْكَ اِنْ كُنْتَ تَقِيًّا‏
[19:19] She said, ‘I seek refuge with the Gracious God from thee if indeed thou dost fear Him.’
[19:20] قَالَ إِنَّمَآ أَنَا۟ رَسُولُ رَبِّكِ لِأَهَبَ لَكِ غُلَـٰمً۬ا زَڪِيًّ۬ا
[19:20] He replied, ‘I am only a Messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a righteous son.’
[19:21] قَالَتۡ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِى غُلَـٰمٌ۬ وَلَمۡ يَمۡسَسۡنِى بَشَرٌ۬ وَلَمۡ أَكُ بَغِيًّ۬ا
[19:21] She said, ‘How can I have a son when no man has touched me, neither have I been unchaste?’
[19:22] قَالَ كَذَٲلِكِ قَالَ رَبُّكِ هُوَ عَلَىَّ هَيِّنٌ۬‌ۖ وَلِنَجۡعَلَهُ ۥۤ ءَايَةً۬ لِّلنَّاسِ وَرَحۡمَةً۬ مِّنَّا‌ۚ وَكَانَ أَمۡرً۬ا مَّقۡضِيًّ۬ا
[19:22] He replied, ‘Thus it is.’ But says thy Lord, ‘It is easy for Me; and We shall do so that We may make him a Sign unto men, and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing decreed.’
[19:23] ۞ فَحَمَلَتۡهُ فَٱنتَبَذَتۡ بِهِۦ مَكَانً۬ا قَصِيًّ۬ا
[19:23] So she conceived him, and withdrew with him to a remote place.
[19:24] فَاَجَآءَهَا الْمَخَاضُ اِلٰى جِذْعِ النَّخْلَةِ‌ۚ قَالَتْ يٰلَيْتَنِىْ مِتُّ قَبْلَ هٰذَا وَكُنْتُ نَسْيًا مَّنْسِيًّا‏
[19:24] فَأَجَآءَهَا ٱلۡمَخَاضُ إِلَىٰ جِذۡعِ ٱلنَّخۡلَةِ قَالَتۡ يَـٰلَيۡتَنِى مِتُّ قَبۡلَ هَـٰذَا وَڪُنتُ نَسۡيً۬ا مَّنسِيًّ۬ا
[19:24] And the pains of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of a palm-tree. She said, ‘O! would that I had died before this and had become a thing quite forgotten!’
[19:25] فَنَادَٮٰهَا مِن تَحۡتِہَآ أَلَّا تَحۡزَنِى قَدۡ جَعَلَ رَبُّكِ تَحۡتَكِ سَرِيًّ۬ا
[19:25] Then he called her from beneath her, saying, “Grieve not. Thy Lord has placed a rivulet below thee;
[19:26] وَهُزِّىٓ إِلَيۡكِ بِجِذۡعِ ٱلنَّخۡلَةِ تُسَـٰقِطۡ عَلَيۡكِ رُطَبً۬ا جَنِيًّ۬ا
[19:26] “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree; it will cause fresh ripe dates to fall upon thee.
[19:27] فَكُلِى وَٱشۡرَبِى وَقَرِّى عَيۡنً۬ا‌ۖ فَإِمَّا تَرَيِنَّ مِنَ ٱلۡبَشَرِ أَحَدً۬ا فَقُولِىٓ إِنِّى نَذَرۡتُ لِلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ صَوۡمً۬ا فَلَنۡ أُڪَلِّمَ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ إِنسِيًّ۬ا
[19:27] “So eat and drink, and cool thy eye. And if thou seest any man, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to the Gracious God; I will therefore not speak this day to any human being.’”
[19:28] فَأَتَتۡ بِهِۦ قَوۡمَهَا تَحۡمِلُهُ ۥ‌ۖ قَالُواْ يَـٰمَرۡيَمُ لَقَدۡ جِئۡتِ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا فَرِيًّ۬ا
[19:28] Then she brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, ‘O Mary, thou hast brought forth a strange thing.
[19:29] يَـٰٓأُخۡتَ هَـٰرُونَ مَا كَانَ أَبُوكِ ٱمۡرَأَ سَوۡءٍ۬ وَمَا كَانَتۡ أُمُّكِ بَغِيًّ۬ا
[19:29] ‘O sister of Aaron, thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother an unchaste woman!’
[19:30] فَأَشَارَتۡ إِلَيۡهِ‌ۖ قَالُواْ كَيۡفَ نُكَلِّمُ مَن كَانَ فِى ٱلۡمَهۡدِ صَبِيًّ۬ا
[19:30] Then she pointed to him. They said, ‘How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?’
[19:31] قَالَ إِنِّى عَبۡدُ ٱللَّهِ ءَاتَٮٰنِىَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَجَعَلَنِى نَبِيًّ۬ا
[19:31] He said, ‘I am a servant of Allah. He has given me the Book, and made me a Prophet;
[19:32] وَجَعَلَنِى مُبَارَكًا أَيۡنَ مَا ڪُنتُ وَأَوۡصَـٰنِى بِٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَٱلزَّڪَوٰةِ مَا دُمۡتُ حَيًّ۬ا
[19:32] ‘And He has made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me Prayer and almsgiving so long as I live;
[19:33] وَبَرَّۢا بِوَٲلِدَتِى وَلَمۡ يَجۡعَلۡنِى جَبَّارً۬ا شَقِيًّ۬ا
[19:33] ‘And He has made me dutiful toward my mother, and He has not made me haughty and unblessed.
19:34] وَٱلسَّلَـٰمُ عَلَىَّ يَوۡمَ وُلِدتُّ وَيَوۡمَ أَمُوتُ وَيَوۡمَ أُبۡعَثُ حَيًّ۬ا
[19:34] ‘And peace was on me the day I was born, and peace there will be on me the day I shall die, and the day I shall be raised up to life again.’
[19:35] ذَٲلِكَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ‌ۚ قَوۡلَ ٱلۡحَقِّ ٱلَّذِى فِيهِ يَمۡتَرُونَ
[19:35] Such was Jesus, son of Mary. This is a statement of the truth about which they doubt.
[19:36] مَا كَانَ لِلَّهِ أَن يَتَّخِذَ مِن وَلَدٍ۬‌ۖ سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ إِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمۡرً۬ا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ ۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ
[19:36] It does not befit the Majesty of Allah to take unto Himself a son. Holy is He. When He decrees a thing, He says to it, ‘Be!’, and it is.
[19:37] وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ رَبِّى وَرَبُّكُمۡ فَٱعۡبُدُوهُ‌ۚ هَـٰذَا صِرَٲطٌ۬ مُّسۡتَقِيمٌ۬
[19:37] Said Jesus: ‘Surely, Allah is my Lord, and your Lord. So worship Him alone; this is the right path.’

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=19&verse=36

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”-Jesus said

May 6, 2009

Paul8bee says:

The act of being crucified on the cross was a demonstration of freedom. How can you control a slave nation, if no one will do as they are told? Punishment was the way to control the slaves. Jesus was out to free the enslaved, those enslaved by sin, and those who were enslaved to law. The enslavement of the mind to disillusionment is also slavery, as real as being forced to work manual labor at the end of a whip

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend paul8bee

I would like to put it in another way; it was more of an act of steadfastness of Jesus on the Truth and or on the right path for which he was selected by God Allah YHWH. Jesus had no political ambitions so in that sense his was not a movement of freedom against the Roman Rule.

Jesus had only claimed a Kingdom of God, a spiritual Kingdom on the realm of self, to free self from sins to prepare for love of God, or to free Jews from rule of Devil Satan on their souls. Jesus was an obedient citizen of the Roman Rule; this is manifest from his statement “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”.

Thus Jesus being a subordinate Messenger Prophet in the row of Moses he was ordained to revive the true teachings and acts of Moses, spirit and message of Torah.

Thus Jesus often cursed the wicked clergy of the then Jews and addressed them often. People started following Jesus, the clergy was alarmed against Jesus, as they new they had now no role to play in the faith of Judaism if people rally around Jesus.

The clergy could not punish Jesus themselves. They instigate the Governor that as claimant of King of Jews Jesus might be planning a rebellion against the Roman rule, so he should punish Jesus as they say or they would report the matter to the Roman Emperor against the governor.

If you are of the view that Jesus demonstrated freedom of self from the devil, then our views are similar.

However, Jesus never selected or opted Cross as a symbol of freedom. Cross was forced on him, yet with the grace of God Allah YHWH, he was saved a cursed death on Cross. He remained stead fast against the teeth of tribulations.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

Please feel free to point out anything you think, I have understood wrongly

April 30, 2009

fgenej11 says:

Couldn’t what you believe then be wrong?

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend fgenej11

Yes, a human being is apt to err. I am a sinful ordinary human being, a man in the street; there is a possibility that I could misunderstand things, make mistakes. It is for this that while being sure to be on the right path, I keep a window or door of my heart and mind free for anything my human being friends could tell me, but with reasons, rationality and logical arguments, they should do it.

It is for this that I opened this blog to discuss the things with my fellow human beings here.

Please feel free to point out anything you think, I have understood wrongly.

What else we could do except to discuss and pray for one another? We cannot resort to believing blindly what others could want to put down our throats. God Allah YHWH has given us wisdom and reason; we should accept the truth with search and research.

I think that helps.

I respect your faith.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim