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to Shakeel: Bring your proof IV

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in response to reader comment: RE:To Shakeel: You got me with my forgotten promise to god

Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), May 28, 2007 at 05:24

shakeel, this portion got left out in my previous posts:

[All the foundations of Islam are based on Hereafter.]

Yes we can see that attitude of Muslims all around us. This life is valueless only the heareafter counts as Allah insists. Muslim disregard for life is so obvious. You did see that Taliban child emotionlessly sawing off the head of a man did you not, Shakeel. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,2064910,00.html). That kid had the right intention did he not? He was doing it for Allah. That kid sure has a place reserved for him right next to your Rasool, Allah willing, of course.

[Allah has put us here with a purpose and this purpose is to represent Him as His vicegerents and worship Him.]

What are we viceregents of? The plants and the animals, the birds and the bees? Does he need us to care for them? Why does Allah need to be reminded of his greatness constantly by creatures he has himself brought to life. I have asked you before, why does a needless Allah need our prayers?

[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.]

You have not answered how this memory lapse is any different from the Hindu/Buddhist concept of reincarnation. We made a promise to Allah before we were born, which Allah promptly wiped out from our memory when we were born. But he took the trouble of sending out Rasools who kept reminding us of the promise. How can any Rasool remind me anything Allah has taken the trouble to wipe out?

Some of us did remember, especially when the Rasool or his faithfuls held a sword to our throats and memory that Allah himself had wiped out came flooding back. Those with poor memories died quickly or were later consigned to Hell. The Hindu concept (the popular concept of it, that is) says you messed up in a previous life so you are born a lowly creature and if you don't mess it up again you reach a higher plane of existence. What is wrong with that. At least they don't have rasools to mess things up further.

[The good or bad life in Hereafter will depend on how we spent our life here. As I said, earlier, Allah will judge people with their intentions at the Day of Judgment. All the foundations of Islam are based on Hereafter.]

Did you not say in another post that Allah already knows our intentions. So what are we doing here wasting our time and His time. He could have have parked us in our predestined locations when he created our souls. If the foundations of Islam are the Hereafter and Allah already knows everything about us what is the meaning of this Herebefore?


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