Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pearls & Gem :Surah Al Baqarah [ 2 ;119 ,120 ]

Friends ,

On the economic front we are far lagging behind .In the field of technology and commerce ,we are just 'dirty factories' and cheap manual labourers for the world at large .In the field of knowledge ,some bright sparks among us are not even allowed to examine and play around with 'atoms' .Even soon our very own genetic codes and the food and plants we grow and eat for centuries will be codified ,patented and owned !

Yet just a milenium years ago a small unknown band of desert nomads had beaten the combined might of the superpowers of the kufr West and the East : the Romans ,the Persians ,China and India .When the streets of Florence and Rome were still full of filth,plague and dark at night ,Spain's Cordova was brightly lighted and gay .A centre of fine arts , renaissance and learning .

Where have we gone wrong ?

"Lo !We have sent thee [ O Muhammad ] with the truth ,a bringer of glad tidings and a warner .And thou wilt not be asked about the owners of hell fire .[119] And the Jews will not be pleased with thee ,nor will the Christians ,till thou follow their creed .Say :Lo !The guidance of Allah [ himself ] is guidance .And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee ,then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor helper .[120] "

It is back to ilm ,ilm , ilm .and ilm .And of course ,amal and iman !Ilm ,amal and iman .

Dr Nik Howk

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