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RE:To Shakeel: You got me with my forgotten promise to god

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Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 24, 2007 at 13:35

Hello Plato,

All the foundations of Islam are based on Hereafter. Allah has put us here with a purpose and this purpose is to represent Him as His vicegerents and worship Him. The good or bad life in Hereafter will depend on how we spent our life here.

Since this life is a test, so our memory is washed out, paying heed to Rasool will not bring our memory back but strengthen our belief on Allah and we will know the real purpose of our life and we will prepare for Hereafter.

As I said, earlier, Allah will judge people with their intentions at the Day of Judgment. It does not mean that Muslims's children are lucky and others are unlucky. The criteria of Allah to judge people is not like ours who can see only actions not the intentions behind them. Aslo Allah knows best about the conditions in which child was born and led his life and He will decide accordingly. Allah is never biased to anyone. All are His own creatures and no one is superior to Him but the one who has more taqwa.

O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you races and tribes, that you may know one another; the noblest among you, in the sight of God, is the one most godfearing of you; God is Knowing, Aware.(49:13)

Yes, Allah could preserve the message, but He preferred to send messengers after messengers, so that they could not only remind the people God's forgotten message but also become role model for them. The practically implemented the God's guidance in their lives and taught the people same by presenting them real life example. It is as if, God sent teachers along-with His books.

Moral story is a moral story regardless of any area and geographical boundaries.

At the last Day, God will judge all of us. In order to remind people that Day of Judgment is true, He sent special people called Rasools, God judges people on earth (I mean land here) through Rasool and believers are rewarded and wrong-doers are punished. Rasool does not kill wrong-doers for his own sake, he kills people because he was commanded by God. God is not merciless when He kills people. He is just and His promise is true that He will surely reward righteous and punish wrong-doers.

Like criminals are sent to jail and judge is not considered merciless but just, same is God's action.

Raihana was not prophet's wife and fabricated. Yes, Ayesha's marriage was to establish kinship among Muhammad and Abu-Bakr, it was Abu Bakr who offered his daughter to Muhammad(sws) to get his kinship. If Muhammad (sws) were to seek sexual pleasure, why he would marry Khadija in his young age.

Prophet's purpose was not to loot people. His mission was to punish the wrong doers and implement God's judgment as a reminder for the last Day of Judgment. Everything is God's, lives, wealth, and property. On last day, God will deprive all the wrong – doers from all the blessings which they had been enjoying in this world and give these blessings to righteous people even if they had none of them in this world. The minor judgment brought by God through the hands of Rasool is not at all different from the greater judgment that is yet to come.

God's judgment is to be implemented on all those people who were preached and warned by Rasool. No one can escape God's judgment. Muhammad (sws) only did his duty. If he did not advise it, even then God had killed all of them and Muhammad were also punished for the not doing his duty. Again, God is not merciless, it is His promise with all of us that He will surely reward the righteous among us and punish wrong-doers. And He is just and His promise is true.

Indians were never forced to convert to Islam. In fact, Hindus were treated as Ahl-Kitab rather than polytheists. Also, since Muhammad as a Rasool preached only Arabs, so only those people were to be judged by God. Through them, God has teached a lesson to all of us that Day of Judgment is surely true, it will surely come and God is just and His promise is true and He will surely punish wrong doers and reward righteous.

I hope you will not repeat the same questions again and again and will read it carefully.

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