What is logic? Logic is nothing but a system of Allah (SWT) which he made easily understandable to mankind, but He made the system and He can break the system and within this system there is an inner system that we cannot find in the logic. So logic is within the knowledge given to human beings. We know the physical and biological systems of the heart. We also know that the heart controls our intellectual knowledge up to a certain stage but in fact the Qalb (heart) is the first stage of understanding, when the heart's knowledge of intellect finishes, so logic finishes. Once Hazrat Jalal Uddin Rumi (R.A) said, "Here is a world and there is a world." All human beings live within this knowledge and honour of His knowledge. Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Quran: "Honour is for Allah (SWT), His Rasul (S.A.S), and His believers." So true honour comes from Allah (SWT). He also says in the Quran that He can give honour to someone but He can also take it away from him.
Hazrat Jalal Uddin Rumi (R.A) in his famous book the Masnawi, includes the verse, "The first person to use logic was Iblis (Shaytan), referring to Iblis's refusal to prostrate before Adam (A.S.) because he was created from clay while Iblis was made of fire which he considered superior to clay. So Mumin should not depend on logic but place trust in Allah (SWT) without any questions.
What science fails to understand is ascribed to nature, but nature is nothing but a system. This system is nothing but the law of our Creator. It is not visible yet we may recognise it from it's affects.
For example, the plant we see every day is not there without a reason. It follows a system which keeps us, the human beings alive. As the plant respires it's waste product is oxygen, which we require for survival. We, the human beings give out carbon dioxide gas as one of our waste products which helps keep the plants alive. Without each other neither would exist.
Another system is the water cycle, water from rain will fall into streams and rivers and then flow into the sea. This then is evaporated and as it cools it forms clouds. These clouds will soon become heavy and rain will fall once again. These are just two systems created by Allah (SWT) without which we would never survive. The beauty is this, no two things are created with the same nature although they are in the same family.
A believer's knowledge is beyond the knowledge of logic and philosophy. As logic is only based on science or physical reasoning within the capability of a human brain. When the knowledge of logic finishes then the knowledge of the philosopher takes over. A scientist undertakes experiments and makes observations, but bases his conclusions only on the result he can see. The scientists' knowledge is ever increasing, as he delves deeper into the world and the universe.
However, a Mumin puts his faith in the unseen, in Allah (SWT) and carries out his actions according to the unseen advisor. The Mumin finds contentment in the knowledge that comes from the unseen, understands that his knowledge comes from his Creator and has the faith that such knowledge is above all other knowledge. Thus a Mumin should not wait for logical or philosophical proof to have faith and belief. May Allah (SWT) save us from the slightest doubt and give us Iman and sincere belief in the knowledge that Allah (SWT) provides.
With faith, a Mumins' visual horizon and intellectual power becomes so great that others without Iman cannot perceive or appreciate a mumin's knowledge and understanding.
The whole essence of the creation of Adam (A.S) was to obey Allah (SWT) and Allah (SWT) only. Allah (SWT) sent down Prophet after Prophet and all of His books until the last, the Quran Sharif to educate and guide people, to obey 'La Sharik Allah'. Allah (SWT) assured his Mumins that those who obey Him would enjoy the full flavour and sense of love and affection and nourishment in this world, and in the grave and, also life in the Hereafter. The essence of love and affection the believers will receive from Allah (SWT) is impossible to express. Allah (SWT) sent down Ambiya (prophet) (A.S) after Ambiya (A.S) to show what is right and what is wrong but they did not manage to accomplish their mission. They asked Allah (SWT) for help, Allah (SWT) reassured them and said, "Wait for my Habib, the last Prophet, Muhammed (S.A.S). When he comes every Prophet's mission will be accomplished. So a mumin's duty is to believe and obey Allah (SWT) and believe in those Prophets and all the books He has sent down.
One day a man asked the Prophet (S.A.S): "Who is the worst creature in His creation?" The Prophet (S.A.S) said, "Oh! Allah (SWT) pardon me". On being repeatedly asked, the Prophet (S.A.S) said, "They are wicked learned men". (Hadith). On an another occasion, our Prophet (S.A.S) said, "You will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Let me guide you to something, by doing which, you will love one another - Salam all and everyone among you".
Allah says about the grave to His believers, "You think they have died (Mumin), but they have not. They are receiving nourishment, love and affection from me and they are happy." About the day of Judgement Allah (SWT) says to the believers, "Oh! You who wait for my assurances they will find themselves in heaven." They will be surprised when they find when they are in Heaven and they will thank Allah (SWT) and praise Him and say, "Yes, what Allah (SWT) has assured is here." But the believers will ask the Angels, we heard about the Day of Judgement and the Bridge of Sirat between the Day of Judgement to the Jannat. Where is it then?"
The Angels will reply that you have crossed everything like a spark of fire, and the Day of Judgement, the 'Phool Sirat' (Bridge of Sirat) has been made easy for you. It is for the disobedient people, those who are lost and the disbelievers and the Munafiq.
Our Prophet (S.A.S) was asked by one of his Sahaba's, "When is Qyamat (the Day of Judgement)?" In reply, he said, " Why do you need to know about Qyamat?." The Sahaba replied, " I wanted to know for my satisfaction?" Our Prophet (S.A.S) told him that Qyamat is for those who have got good Amal (work and deeds). The Prophet (S.A.S) asked, "Have you got any Amal?" Sahaba replied, "Well, I do not have Amal but one thing I do know is that I love you". Prophet (S.A.S) replied that those who love him will be in Heaven with him. (Hadith).
From the Hadith (above) we can say that Kafir and Munafiq have only got a "one way road to Hell".
When we are awakened from our graves, the Angels will announce, "Who are those who have prayed during night time (Thazud) and remembered Allah (SWT)? Please rise and go under the shade of the Arosh." Then they will announce again, "Who are those who had patience with Allah (SWT)? Please rise and go under the shade." In both cases, very few people would rise. Rest of the people will have to produce their own Amal and they will be judged accordingly. (Hadith).
His beloved Prophet Muhammed (S.A.S) was Allah (SWT)'s first creation. Prophet Muhammed (S.A.S) continued worshipping Allah (SWT) until he came down to Earth to accomplish his mission and he did this with the grace and help of Allah (SWT), The Almighty and Beneficent. His Habib Muhammed (S.A.S) continues to observe our work and deeds on Earth, and it is our duty to carry on his mission until the world comes to an end by the divine power Allah (SWT).
As the Ummah of our Holy Prophet Muhammed (S.A.S) we must be mindful of everything we do, and should seek Allah (SWT)'s help and Guidance (Hedayat) in every action. When the Batil (darkness) in our hearts is replaced by the Hedayat (light) only then will we be able to see where we are going..
Allah (SWT) said "Innal Laha ma'as saabireen" - Allah (SWT) is with the patient one. Also, "Innal Laha ma'as Saaliheen" - Allah (SWT) is with the dutiful one. These people have discharged their duties properly and a person without these qualities will find it very difficult to become a friend of Allah (SWT) (Wali Allah).
Allah (SWT) gives blessings (Barakat) to the people He likes in all walks of life. Without His blessings a person cannot become a Wali Allah. We have no power to discharge His duties until and unless we receive His Rahmat (Mercy) and Barakat (Blessings). He is the Most Graceful and Most Merciful.
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