Divine Revelation

A blog with an Islamic perspective

Wanted to share an important book with everyone .......
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InshaAllah will try to post more on the Hajj......

Posted by Arshad on Wednesday, December 27, 2006.

My brother sent me a very interesting link about some lizards that reproduced without any male contact. Tests revealed their eggs had developed without being fertilised by sperm - a process called parthenogenesis or asexual reproduction. This phenomenon is definitely a exception to the rule laid out in the Quran (ayat shown above) in Sura Luqman (31:10 & 11) viz all creatures have been created in pairs for the preservation of species.

10 He created the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; He set on the earth mountains standing firm lest it should shake with you; and He scattered through it beasts of all kinds. We send down rain from the sky and produce on the earth every kind of noble creature in pairs.
11 Such is the Creation of Allah: now show Me what is there that others besides Him have created: nay but the Transgressors are in manifest error.

We can make out from the above article it is very easy for Allah to break this rule and virgin births is now proved and accepted by science. While talking about the virgin birth of Jesus Christ (pbuh) Allah says in the Holy Quran Sura Maryam (19: 45,46,47)

45 Behold! the angels said "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus the son of Mary held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.
46 "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity and he shall be (of the company) of the righteous."
47 She said: "O my Lord! how shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah createth what He willeth; when He hath decreed a plan He but saith to it `Be' and it is!

I remember Shaikh Deedat clicking his finger and saying "for Allah to create a million Jesuses without a father just like that". May Allah guide us all !

Posted by Arshad on Saturday, December 23, 2006.

Watch a cute lil Italian toddler recite Quran Sura Nas, Ikhlas and Lahab....
MashaAllah may Allah bless him, Amin!

Posted by Arshad on Tuesday, December 19, 2006.

Do they not observe The birds above them, Spreading their wings and folding them in? None can uphold them Except (Allah) Most Gracious: Truly it is He That watches over all things.” Quran (67:19)

The Arabic word amsaka literally means, ‘to put one’s hand on, seize, hold, hold someone back,’ which expresses the idea that Allah holds the bird up in His power. These verses stress the extremely close dependence of the birds’ behaviour on Divine order. Modern scientific data has shown the degree of perfection attained by certain species of birds with regard to the programming of their movements. It is only the existence of a migratory programme in the genetic code of the birds that can explain the long and complicated journey that very young birds, without any prior experience and without any guide, are able to accomplish. They are also able to return to the departure point on a definite date.
Prof. Hamburger in his book ‘Power and Fragility’ gives the example of ‘mutton-bird’ that lives in the Pacific with its journey of over 15,000 miles in the shape of figure ‘8’. It makes this journey over a period of 6 months and comes back to its departure point with a maximum delay of one week. The highly complicated instructions for such a journey have to be contained in the birds’ nervous cells. They are definitely programmed. Should we not reflect on the identity of this ‘Programmer’?

Posted by Arshad on Monday, December 11, 2006.

This appeared in letters to the editor in the Khaleej Times day before yesterday.

FAMILY is the bedrock of the society. The onslaught of the materialistic culture is leading to a negation of the family system, with rise in single parenthood, teenage pregnancies and crime against women.Legalising gay and lesbian relationships, leaving the have-nots and the needy at the mercy of the State or NGOs and consigning old persons to old age homes are all acts that go against the will of the God, and will be catastrophic to the humanity. The need of the hour is to strengthen the family system and inculcate human virtues like love, kindness, mercy etc in the younger generation. Islam has given utmost importance to the rights of parents, spouses, children, relatives and widows. Let us make our family the most-secure refuge against all inward and outward troubles.
I wrote the above as part of a campaign that is being run to highlight the importance of the family and following Islamic rules and regulations related to family.
More details available here.

Posted by Arshad on Wednesday, December 06, 2006.