Worship of the Creator

{ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ فَلَا تَغُرَّنَّكُمُ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا وَلَا يَغُرَّنَّكُم بِاللَّهِ الْغَرُورُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ }

{Verily, the promise of Allah is true: let not then this present life/this world's life beguile/ deceive you, nor let the chief Deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah. Indeed, Allah (alone) has knowledge of the Hour…} 31-33, 34

Compassion Towards Creation

لَا يَبْلُغُ عَبْدٌ حَقِيقَةَ الْإِيمَانِ حَتَّى يُحِبَّ لِلنَّاسِ مَا يُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِهِ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ

”A man will not achieve true Iman until he wants for (other) men what he would want for himself of the good.”
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Go deeper:
 The Meaning of Universal Brotherhood

“Whoever does not give mercy will not be granted mercy.”
 Forty Hadiths on Mercy and Those Who Are Merciful

ارْحَمُوا مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَرْحَمْكُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ

“Give mercy to those who are on the earth and those who are in the heaven will give you mercy.”
Musnad of Imam Ahmad

The Worldview of Islam

Islam has a distinct worldview (dīn), informed by the centrality and essentiality of Allah (the One God). This dīn of Islam is a way of life - a life transaction. The world 'religion' can be misleading because Islam comprehends all life. It purifies the intentions, and rectifies the actions of those who submit (al-muslimūn) to Allah, the Real.
Go deeper:  The Meaning of dīn in Islam

As to our purpose in this ephemeral life it is to exert an effort, to strive for the good pleasure of Allah (may His Majesty be exalted) in all what we do - by abiding to the revealed Law/ Shariah.

 Living Islam: Following its authentic sources, the Quran & Sunnah for the maqāṣid (the purpose of the law): Shariah as a mercy and guidance for humanity, defending the five essentials of human well-being (religion, life, intellect, lineage, and property), representating moderate, mainstream Islam.

  Islamic tradition: Rediscovering and re-deploying the partially forgotten, sometimes lost–original and authentic Way of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, confirmed and guarded by the scholars and saints of Islam for over 14 centuries up to today. Not in the meaning of ’going back’ to the customs and conventions of old, without context and understanding.

 How We Understand and Use the Word Tradition
Tradition means truths or principles of a divine origin revealed or unveiled to mankind.
In the case of Islam, tradition describes furthermore the words, sayings, and actions reported from Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless him and grant him peace, which have been recorded in the hadith collections together with the entire Islamic religion, such as the Islamic schools of law, spirituality, sanctity, etc.
Imam Ahmad Vālsan, rh.

NB: It is Islam that reigns - today - until the last day.

’To be traditional means to be part of a tradition, and traditions - by their nature - are moving through time and space.’ Sh A H Murad

 More on Tradition

”Know Allah (God) in times of ease, so Allah will know you in times of hardship.”

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to Ibn Abbas.


Man Is Veiled From God

 In the Islamic tradition it is understood that it is man who is veiled from God. The Divine is not veiled from us, we are veiled from It and we need to rend this veil to know Allah (may His Majesty be exalted).fn2 Our intellect is not a Luciferian faculty but a God-given instrument whose ultimate object of knowledge is God Himself.

 Man Is Veiled From God - Allah, S H Nasr
 Intelligence & Reason

… although we will never be able to know Allah in His Essence.

Musa (the blessings and peace of Allah upon him) could not 'see' Allah, but He knew Allah.
When his Lord (Allah) told him, "You will not see Me, but look at the mountain!" Surah Al-A'raf الأعراف 7:143

The Role of the Prophet ﷺ

{ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرً }

{O Prophet! Surely We have sent you as a witness, and as a bearer of good news and as a warner, and one who invites to Allah, by His permission, and an illuminating lamp.} 33-45/46

Meaning: {Lo! We have sent you (Muhammad ﷺ) as a witness} that you have conveyed the message to your nation {and a bearer good tidings} i.e. Paradise to whoever believes in Allah {and as a warner} against the Fire for those who disbelieve in Him.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, transl. Mokrane Guezzou

He (the Prophet) was named a luminous lamp because of the clarity of his case [the proclamation of the Oneness of Allah] and the fact that his prophecy was made manifest, and also because of the illumination of the hearts of the believers and the knowers of Allah with what he brought.
Qadi 'Iyād, Shift I.iii.14 (p.296)
quoted in The Muhammadan Light, Sh. Gibril F Haddad, p.43

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Three Essential Aspects of Islam

1. There is nothing like Allah, and He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
Whatever concept of God comes to the mind, know that He is not this.
As it is said: ”HE has no intelligeable representation and the intelligences don't show the way towards Him.”

ليس له مثل معقول و لا دلت عليه العقول

2. Allah is never absent.
Repent, turn to Allah in order to clean your record.
When you need Allah, He is already there. (link)

3. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is our leader and guide.
- He is the first of Muslims on the Day of Promises
- I was the first of the Prophets created and the last to be sent. (hadith)
- Allah has made me the Opener and the Seal. (hadith)
- Behold, I am the Beloved of Allah. (hadith)
- His face was like the sun and the moon. (link)

CEASE FIRE, cease the inhumane boycott on Gaza of depriving them of water, food, petrol, medicins!
We Condemn the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine - day-in and day-out - esp. now in Gaza and the West-Bank.
Stop the atrocities in Gaza and the West-Bank, there is no moral justification for warcrimes!
…and the evil actions of the racist supremacists of the Zionist settler regime against Islam and its sacred symbols such as the attacks on the Al-Aqsa mosque and against the Palestinian indigenous inhabitants of the land!
Allah's (God's) promise for every criminal is a painful punishment!
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{(As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least against Allah, and these it is who are the fuel of the fire.} 3-10

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