First and foremost before we proceed to Yasir Qadhi's incisive and clear tazkirah on The Shahadah,[ a 6 hour long one I must warn you, but worth every minute of it! ], let us listen and ponder on what Prof Richard Dawkins, eminent biologist from Oxford had to say, reflecting the classic arrogance of the ignorant:
part 2 click HERE
To me, Prof Richard Dawkins is an over-glorified clown.
Despite all the ilm in the world, despite being able to 'perceive' the double helix in three dimension, despite being able to 'see' molecules and atom in motion and inter-action, despite all these, without the gift of faith, one will remain DEAF, DUMB and BLIND!
Now let us move on to THE SHAHADAH by Qasir Qadhi.....
2nd part, click here
Shahadah Part 3, Click Here
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (1) O ye who believe! Why say ye that which ye do not? (2) It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that ye say that which ye do not. (3) Lo! Allah loveth them who battle for His cause in ranks, as if they were a solid structure. (4) And (remember) when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Why persecute ye me, when ye well know that I am Allah's messenger unto you? So when they went astray Allah sent their hearts astray. And Allah guideth not the evil-living folk. (5) And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic. (6) And who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah when he is summoned unto Al-Islam? And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. (7)
Surah As Saff , 61 : 1-7
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