Quotations From ZAHEER UDDIN


 

  • The Law

    There is the unwritten law and there is the written law- The unwritten law is the law of nature- That unless the earth is softened and the seed is placed in its folds it remains dormant. That unless the earth is moistened the seed would not germinate. That all things are created in pairs and the fusion of the male and female is required for the birth of an offspring. That the Sun ripens the grain. That unless the wind raises the clouds to bring in the rain to fall on the plains the earth would remain barren- That the earth takes 365 days to revolve around the sun - and the moon has its cycles.

    We do not violate the laws of nature because the consequences are visible- However we violate the written law and yet complain that Allah does not listen to our prayers- We donot reflect upon our own short comings- Did we moisten the seed of prayer with our tears? .Did we soften the soil of our heart.? Did we warm our hearts with the remembrance and fear of Allah- Did we - -? we violate the laws and complain- -
    Zaheer-uddin
  • If Jesus in reality is the son of God, he argued then it followed that the father must have existed before the son.Therefore there must have been a time when the son did not exist.Therefore it followed that the son was a creature composed of an essence or being which had not always existed.Since God in essence is Eternal and Ever Existent, Jesus could not be of the same essence of God.

    (Arius 325 Ac
    from the bookJesus a Prophet of Islam by Mohammad Ata ur-Rahim pg 92)
  • There is no passage in the bible in which we are told that the son of man is infinite and needs an infinite atonement.This doctrine teaches us that man although created by God, a frail erring and imperfect being is regarded by the creator as an infinite offender Channinng stated that God can forgive sin without this rigid expedient This doctrine which talks of God becomming a victim and a sacrifice for his own rebellious subjects is as irrational as it is unscriptual.Atonement should be made TO God and not BY God. if infinite atonement was necessary which only God can make so, then God must become a sufferer and must take upon himself our pain and woe, a thought which the mind cannot concieve. to escape this difficulty we are told that Christ suffered as man and not as God. But if man only suffered for a short and limited period then what was the necessity of infinite atonement'? - -
    (Willian Ellery channing(1780-1842)
  • The closer we examine this development the more extra-ordinary does it appear. The other great religions won their way slowly, by painful struggle, and finally triumphed with the aid of powerful monarchs converted to the new faith. Christianity had its Constantine, Buddhism its Asoka, and Zoroastrianism its Cyrus, each lending to his chosen cult the mighty force of secular authority. Not so Islam. Arising in a desert land sparsely inhabited by a nomad race previously undistinguished in human annals, Islam sallied forth on its great adventure with the slenderest human backing and against the heaviest material odds. Yet Islam triumphed with seemingly miraculous ease, and a couple of generations saw the Fiery Crescent borne victorious from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas and from the deserts of Central Asia to of Central Africa. Preaching a simple, austere monotheism, free from priest-craft or elaborate doctrinal trappings, he tapped the well-springs of religious zeal always present in the Semitic heart.
    Forgetting the chronic rivalries and blood feuds which had consumed their energies in internecine strife, and welded into a glowing unity by the fire of their new-found faith, the Arabs poured forth from their deserts to conquer the earth for Allah, the one true God.'They (Arabs) were no blood thirsty savages, bent solely on loot and destruction. On the contrary, they were an innately gifted race, eager to learn and appreciative of the cultural gifts, which older civilizations had to bestow. Intermarrying freely and professing a common belief, conquerors and conquered rapidly fused, and from this fusion arose a new civilization. the Saracenic civilization, in which the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome and Persia were revitalized by the Arab genius and the Islamic spirit. For the first three centuries of its existence (circ. C.E.650-1000) the realm of Islam was the most civilized and progressive portion of the world.
    Studded with splendid cities, gracious mosques, and quiet universities where the wisdom of the ancient world was preserved and appreciated, the Moslem world offered a striking contrast to the Christian West, then sunk in the night of the Dark Ages.
    (A. M. Lothrop Stoddard The New World of Islam, London 1932, pp.1-3)
  • 'To the unprejudiced, the fossil record of plants is in favor of special creation. Can you imagine how an orchid, a duck weed, and a palm have come from the same ancestry, and have we any evidence for this assumption? The evolutionist must be prepared with an answer, but I think that most would break down before an inquisition.'
    (E.J.H. Corner 'Evolution' in A.M. MacLeod and L.S. Cobley, eds., Evolution in Contemporary Botanical Thought, Chicago, IL: Quadrangle Books,1961, at 95,97 from Bird, I, p.234)
  • 'The church`s God son who is supposed to have been born of the substance of God from the beginning of eternity is nowhere mentioned in the scriptures nor the God son who would be second person of the trinity descended from heaven and become flesh this is only human invention and superstition as such should be discarded'.
    Dávid (occasionally rendered as Francis David; c.1510 - November 15,1579)
  • 'Islam is based on five things: the testimony that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger, the observance of the prayer, the payment of Zakat, the pilgrimage, and the fast during Ramadan.'
    (Prophet Mohammad sallallah ho elahe wassalam
  • Interestingly enough, you will find the details in the National Geographic of December 1978 (pp.730-, esp. p.736) which confirms that in those tablets the city of Iram is mentioned. The people of Eblus used to do business with the people of Iram. So here in 1973, comes confirmation of the fact that, after all, there really was an ancient city by that name, wherever it was. How did it find its way into the Qur'an, we might ask?
    https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=Y6jL1Y1G-44
    National Geographic December 1978 pg 736
  • Over the past four decades, modern biochemistry has uncovered the secrets of the cell. It has required tens of thousands of people to dedicate the better parts of their lives to the tedious work of the laboratory… The result of these cumulative efforts to investigate the cell- to investigate life at the molecular level-is a loud, clear, piercing cry of 'design! '. The result is so unambiguous and so significant that it must be ranked as one of the greatest achievements in the history of science… Instead a curious, embarrassed silence surrounds the stark complexity of the cell. Why does the scientific community not greedily embrace its startling discovery? Why is the observation of design handled with intellectual gloves? The dilemma is that while one side of the [issue] is labelled intelligent design, the other side must be labelled God
    (Michael J. Behe, Darwin's Black Box, New York: Free Press,1996, pp.232-233) .
  • 'O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and put your hope in Me, I will forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, if your sins were to reach the clouds of the sky, and you were to ask me for forgiveness, I will forgive you and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, if you were to come to Me with sins nearly the size of the earth, and you were to meet Me not associating anything with Me, then I would bring you forgiveness nearly the size of (the earth) .''
    (Reported by al-Tirmidhi; Saheeh al-Jaami',4338) . (Saying of the Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him)
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