He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. Then He Rose Over towards the heaven & made them seven heavens & He is The All Knower of everything. TheHolyQur’an
Hadith Qudsi 34
O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me & ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done & I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky & were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth & were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.
He knows everything, He is The All Knowing, The All Seeing, The All Hearing, The All Powerful. These are just a few of His Names.
Ask yourself this, The One Capable of creating this universe & all that we know of & don’t know of, is there anything He doesn’t know?
It takes intelligence to create the Hubble scope, which captures images deep in space, how much more intelligence to create & maintain that space?
He says His Throne extends over the heavens & the earth, earth is non existing, I.e. can’t be seen, from deep in space, 1000 earths can fit in Jupiter, there are galaxies within galaxies, and His Throne extends over it all. Not even the same size, but “extends” over it.
Do we still think He doesn’t know what He Created? There would be no Tennessee without an earth & there would be no earth if He didn’t created it & maintain it.
Verily, those who believe (in The Oneness of The God) and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in The Gardens of delight (Paradise). (Quran 10:9)
A good society is one where everyone knows their purpose & lives it. The God & there is no god but He, Who has no partners has created us for worship & in exchange for that worship, He rewards us in this life, in the grave & in the next life with Paradise, eternity of Happiness.
There have been “societies” that lived their purpose, but very few. The most famous of them that we know of is that of the children of Israel. The early years while Prophet Moses was among them. But people are weak & they rebelled right after The God saved them from pharaoh. The God showed them one of the greatest of miracles, parting the ocean so that they walked from one end to the other. Water raised up like a mountain on both sides of them. But they, once saved, created a calf made of gold & began to worship that. But The God is Most Forgiving. He forgives again & again. But that forgiveness benefitted them nothing. They rebelled more & more, became more arrogant with each generation, till they began killing their own Prophets, which were from among their own people. But basically, the “society” is “good” while The Prophets were among them. But, most go right back to the way things were before the coming of any of The Prophets. The first 3 generations, while Prophet Muhammad was among them, the next, then the next. But we as a whole are getting worse & worse with every new generation. But there are still a few who try their best to live as righteous as they can.
There can never be a “good” society, because what would make it “good” will be all of the people on the same page. Belief in The One God, The Lord & Creator of all. Worshipping Him as He has taught through His Prophets & Revelations. And why would that make for a “good” society? Because with the love & fear of our Creator, it governs our actions, we fight against ourselves to comply with what is His Will not our own. We would not kill, oppress, abuse, lie, cheat, hate, fornicate, drink, do drugs, rape, etc. Because with a whole society loving & fearing The God, following His Teachings:
Do not kill
Don’t be jealous
Don’t give false witness
Don’t force women into marriage nor prostitution
Stand by the will of the deceased
If one is going to divorce, part in kindness
Don’t commit adultery
Be generous to one’s neighbor
Give much in charity
Would make us better individually, by putting into practice These commands, among others, which are the teachings of The God through His Prophets & Revelations. If we as a “society” lived by what The God has revealed, we would not have not one problem. Because He has given us a criterion by which to govern laws:
There would be no drunk drivers
Young mothers who don’t know who the father/s of their children are
No injustice in courts
With the occasional few, but for the most part it would be crime free, why? Because with love & fear comes respect. We would love & fear The God, creating the utmost respect for Him & His Laws. With that in place & the fact that we know He Sees us, Hears us, knows what our inner selves whisper to us, He knows us in & out. So knowing that creates God Consciousness. Example: your parents have set rules, one of which is to come home straight from school. Bell rings, schools over, your friends want to hang out. You let them know you have to go straight home. They keep egging you on & you really want to go. But out of love, fear & respect for your parents, you fight that urge, turn down your friends & go home. And because you are such a devoted, loving & obeying child, they surprise you with a trip to Disney Land. The only difference between that example & that of us as servants of The God, is that though your parents couldn’t see what was happening after school, the peer pressure topped with your own desire to just disobey & go, The God can see us, we have no secrets. The parents could only reward you because of what they knew, you came home on time. But The God rewards beyond the act alone. For He knows & saw the battle, I.e. the peer pressure & the jihad against your own desire to disobey. He rewards if we think about doing evil but don’t. He rewards if we think about doing a good deed but didn’t. If only all of mankind knew The Greatness of The God & the immense reward for belief & worship, not only in this life, but in the grave & when resurrected & go on to live for eternity, all of mankind would gladly race to believe.
(The God said): “I have prepared for My righteous servants what no eye has seen & no ear has heard, nor has it occurred to human heart.” Thus recite if you wish: “And no soul knows what joy for them (the inhabitants of Paradise) has been kept hidden.” Hadith Qudsi 37
“No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.” (Quran 32:17)
In Islam, shirk (Arabic: شرك širk) is the sin of practicing idolatry or polytheism, i.e. the deification or worship of anyone or anything besides the singular God, i.e. Allah. Literally, it means ascribing or the establishment of “partners” placed beside God. It is the vice that is opposed to the virtue of Tawhid (monotheism). Those who practice shirk are termed mushrikun. Mushrikun (pl. of mushrik) are those who practice shirk, which literally means “association” and refers to accepting other gods and divinities alongside the god of the Muslims – Allah (as God’s “associates”). In Islamic law shirk as a crime, can just be attributed to Muslims, since only a Muslim is legally responsible not to associate any partner to Allah.
Within Islam, shirk is an unforgivable crime if it remains unpardoned before death: Allah may forgive any sin if one dies in that state except for committing shirk.
The word širk comes from the Arabic root Š-R-K (ش ر ك), with the general meaning of “to share”. In the context of the Quran, the particular sense of “sharing as an equal partner” is usually understood, so that polytheism means “attributing a partner to Allah”. In the Qur’an, shirk and the related word mušrikūn (مشركون)—those who commit shirk and plot against Islam—often refer to the enemies of Islam (as in verse 9.1–15).
I’ll answer like this, The God & there is no god but He, Who has no partners, is The One Who answers prayers. And since satan runs through mankind like their blood stream, & has been in our lives from the moment we are born, satan knows us & knows exactly what carrot to wave in front of us, & yes, he can hear the supplications we make to The God. But the cancelling out of either one of them, is in our hands. Meaning? One has to know the differences between them. For instance, one prays to The God for wealth, then the oppotunity arises for one to easily rob a bank. Has The God answered their prayer for wealth? The cancelling out is ethier one takes advantage of that opportunity, when they know very well The God has forbidden theft or one seeks refuge in The God from satan & his trickory, & then remain patient, trust in The God & hopeful that The God will present a lawful opportunity to earn money.
A man sinned greatly against himself & when death came to him he charged his sons, saying: When I have died, burn me, then crush me & scatter [my ashes] into the sea, for, by The God, if my Lord takes possession of me, He will punish me in a manner in which He has punished no one [else]. So they did that to him. Then He (The God) said to the earth: Produce what you have taken & there he was! And He (The God) said to him: What induced you to do what you did? He (the man) said: Being afraid of You, O my Lord (or he said: Being frightened of You) & because of that He (The God) forgave him.
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