Thursday, November 25, 2010

Scholarly Discussion with Donelle Bergeson[ M. Divinity]

"Laila haillallah Muhammadarasullallah"
There is no god but God, Muhammad is His messenger.
The second part of the shahadah is the 'syariah' part, one can just follow the way of Muhammad as the ulama' do or teach via the hadith and the sunnah.'There is no god but God', this first part of the shahadah requires true faith. There is no short cut to this. It has to come through ilm, ilm and ilm......We have to know our Qur'an.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
"Alif. Lam. Mim. Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture with truth, confirming that which was (revealed) before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel. Aforetime, for a guidance to mankind; and hath revealed the Criterion of right and wrong. Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, theirs will be a heavy doom. Allah is Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong). Lo! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from Allah. He it is Who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him. There is no God save Him, the Almighty, the Wise."
Surah Al Imran,'Family of Imran', 3 : 1-6
Translation of The Noble Qur'an by Marmaduke Pickthal

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