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in response to reader comment: bayezid: The Koran tells us it also misguides us

Submitted by bayezid (Bangladesh), Dec 21, 2008 at 08:09

it is ALLAH's decision whom to guide and whom to misguide. we dont have a say here. all you can do is pray for HIS mercy. ALLAH is honset about it. good and evil are both from HIM. there is no rival to HIM. this ayat is a consolidation of HIS lordship. it is a good peice of info. since it tells us all our hopes rest with HIM alone and not with any intercessors. and as or you being shook up by this, there is no reason. since it is ALLAH alone who says HE rewards sincerity and love and answrs prayers. my advice : pray for guidance to HIM and you will receive it.

actually ALLAH does imply the worth of knowing the self in the quran. im surprised how you with all your eloquence in thinking and mental brilliance failed to notice that. ALLAH keeps saying HE knows what is in our hearts and minds better than we do. this is a gesture that we cant fool GOD by forcig ouselves to believe something false. because truth is truth and we all know it even if we lie about it. and ALLAH knows it best of all.

the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said that the one who knows himself, finds GOD.

ALLAH can do what HE wants. people dont worship ALLAH like its a businss deal. i dont know how its done in your faith, but true devotion is for itself. knowing ALLAH means being at bliss. so what ALLAH did to the caliphs was more than welcome to them. and for your info, ALLAH did martyr them in HIS cause thus sealing their fate as the heavenly ones once and for all. thats a good thing.

ALLAH sent us here to test us. not to keep us like kings. HE can give power to pagans for all we care , it is HIS will. our job is to carry out HIS commands. HE tests us in many ways and giving power to HIS enemies is one of them. to see how we fare. let me also remind you, HE also gives his believers glorious victories, and HIS enemies crushing defeat.

the hold is that a muslim has the strength of ten hindus actually. not two. HE gives power and HE takes it away. but do you know what we all say to this ? ALLAHU AKBAR!! HE does what HE wills.

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