Introduction

 Introduction

 
The Glorified Allah commands:
“And whoever turns himself away from the remembrance of the Beneficent God, We appoint for him a Shaitan, so he becomes his associate. And most surely they turn them away from the path, and they think that they are guided aright.”(Al Zukhruf/Ornaments 43/36-37)
 
The ___ =ya’shu, the ____= dhikr’u Rahman and ____=nukkayid are important terms. ___ derived from the ‘asha’ root has the meaning of blind eye, unable to see, or unclear, confound eyesight.[1] ___ means the dhikr of Rahman; Beneficent. Dhikr is the knowledge memorized and maintained ready for successive usage. The repetition of this knowledge either verbal or just within the human memory is dhikr as well[2]. The knowledge that should be memorized and preserved in order to be used is the knowledge that takes place in the Book of Allah. This is the reason that the common name of the divine books is dhikr[3]. The Glorified Allah commands: “Verily by Allah’s remembrance are the hearts set at satisfaction.” (Al Ra’d/The Thunder 13/28).
 
The ones who observe carefully their own environment reach conclusions similar to the ones found on the Book of Allah. This, because each observed item is verse- evidence-. The Glorified Allah commands: “We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and in their own souls, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth.” (Fussilat/ Detailed 41/53).
This knowledge relieves the individuals and fulfills their spiritual hunger by being in total accordance with the human fitrat; the character, the creation, the human metamorphosis and the development laws. This is the religion of Allah. The Glorified Allah commands: “So set your face steadily and truly to the Faith– the nature of Allah in which He has made men; there is no altering of Allah’s creation; that is the right religion, but most people do not know–” (Al Room/ The Romans 30/30).
 
The ___:___= kayd, deriving from kayd, which is the name given to the outer shell of the egg[4]. ___ ___=    ________, this expression used in the previous verse has this meaning: “we acknowledge to Satan the possibility to wrap him, as its shell the egg itself. The right path is Satan’s working field. Iblis, after obtaining from Allah the right to live to the Judgment Day, stated: “He said: As Thou hast caused me to remain astray I will certainly lie in wait for them in Thy straight path. Then I will certainly come to them from before them and from behind them, and from their right and from their left; and Thou shalt not find most of them thankful.”
 (Al A’araf/ Purgatory 7/16-17) God then said: “Get out of this (state), despised, driven away; whoever of them will follow you, I will certainly fill hell with you all” (Al A’araf/ The Purgatory 7/18).
 
Satan can be either human or jinn[5]. To be defended from the jinn one is sufficient to ask for God’s protection. But the struggle with the human evil is far more difficult. Doubtless the most difficult struggle is the one against those who face us with religious claims. All the ones that sought to harm the divine religions presented themselves as religious people.
 
Let’s reread the same verse. “And whoever turns himself away from the remembrance of the Beneficent God, We appoint for him a Shaitan, so he becomes his associate. And most surely they turn them away from the path, and they think that they are guided aright” (Al Zukhruf/Ornaments 43/36-37)
 
During the sahabi (prophet’s companions) period, after the Muslims’ take-over of a relatively big fraction of the discovered world of the time, the prophet’s companions disagreed on the issues of leadership and incomes. Heartrending events and profound divisions that reached our days took place. Personalities close to the prophet, such as Omer, Othman and Ali (r.a.) were murdered while were caliphs, and later his own grandson Hussein was murdered in Qerbela. In the battles of Jamal and Siffeen nearly seventy thousand Muslims fought and killed each other. Everyone pointed to the Qur’an as a proof in order to demonstrate his rightfulness. It was then, when knowledge and erudition entered the political rule. While one side accused a significant number of the prophet’s companions with infidelity, the other side considered them as non guilty at all. The deep comprehension of Islam and task of expanding the true Word remained to be fulfilled by people who had converted to Islam quite recently. Most of these people were called Mevali and were not Arabs.
 
It was during this division when the schools of faith spread out. Other schools- Mad’hab- followed. Later these structures became stronger. The ones that became busy with and tried to study the Qur’an and the Sunnah remained bound to the instructions of these schools. The preceding opinions became an obstacle to the successive ones building a thick barrier in front of the Book and the Sunnah, this way proving the truthfulness of the mentioned verse. One mistake led to another and so on. The Muslims’ life got fulfilled with fallacy. Finally, Muslims became alienated to the verses of the Holy Qur’an and to the kevni (universal) verses of our human body and of our world. Many things, neither the constant reading that the Westerns did to the cosmic verses made any difference at all. It was when the Westerns turned toward the cosmic verses that the situation of the Islamic world became apparent. Muslims, as a result of their total unfamiliarity to all the verses of Allah, in front of the Western experts of the cosmic verses, found themselves shocked by this fact and in a pitiable situation.
 
Studying the universal verses is the study of humanity, social life, soil, air, water, zoology (the animal’s world), biology (plants) and of astronomy (the sky and the universe), their analyze leads to the accumulation of facts and data in different fields of study. Thanks to these facts the Western world succeeded in accomplishing a lot of their goals and is continuing their developments’ success.
 
Still the vast number of the population of the countries, where a small number of the Muslims educated by the Prophet himself went to preach Islam, is Muslim. This is the situation of the regions From Algeria to the eastern side of East Turkistan. But after the events previously mentioned, with the essential changes in the Islamic perception the situation of the countries, such as Spain and four-centuries-long- invaded West Thrace, where Muslims went after, is totally different. Instead of Islam, Muslim families were carried to West Thrace. After four centuries these families had to be taken back. This because the horizons of the Muslim world had been narrowed with elements outer to the Qur’an and obstructing It; Islam had started not to be considered as the religion donated to humanity, but as a component of control. In these conditions, Muslims were not able to find the right path for themselves, consequently less able to show it to others.
 
Those that will read this book will be able to see the difference between the Islam in its first shape and the nowadays Islam. But, first what happened to Christianity, should be read because criticizing Christianity is much easier than the criticizing Islam.


[1] Translator Asim, The Kamus Translation (of Firuzabadi), Bahriye Publishing House, 1305
[2] Ragip el-Isfahani, Mufredat,Beirut, 14/12/1992
[3] See: Al-e Imran 3/58; A’raf 7/63; Al-Hijr 15/6, 9; Al-Nahl 16/44; Al-Anbiya’ 21/2, 50, 105; Furqan 25/18; Ya-Sin 36/11; Sad 38/6;Al-Qamar 54/25.
[4] Regaip el Isfahani,; Mufredat__
 [5] See: Al-An’am 6/112; AL-Naas 114/6.

 

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Date: Sep 4, 2009