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Happy Eid Al-Fitr Mubarak!

by | May 12, 2021

Eid Al-Fitr is a day to rejoice We have just been through a month of obedience, self-discipline, and adoration. Like we’ve said in past weeks, Ramadan is the month of change, and change takes work. That is what one has been doing for the past month. Now, Allah has promised forgiveness and reward for those who accomplished their fast righteously. Plus, He has given us a day of celebration to feast and enjoy with family and friends.

But there is one aspect of this day that is a constant reminder of what the essence of Islam: Zakat Al-Fitr. This Zakat (alms/charity) is a reminder that not all have the same means, it is a reminder to share with your brothers and sisters in faith and in humanity, it is a reminder to always thank Allah, and it is especially a reminder of the justice of Allah.

With all the injustice caused by us humans, this is one day that Muslims can momentarily right that wrong, so all can partake in this day of celebration. The fortunate can share by giving food to the less fortunate so everyone has something to feast on and enjoy.

So yes, enjoy yourselves. Yes, have fun. But don’t forget to thank Allah and share his gifts.

…Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous.

Surah Al-Ma’idah (5 – 27)

Eid Mubarak!

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

If anyone is a betting man, he knows that most of the time he will lose; it is a question of numbers. Winning every time is improbable and practically impossible. When flipping a coin, you have one chance out of two of getting it right. 50%, not bad; but repeat it four times straight; not too confident, are you?

Let’s transpose that example to the prophet Muhammad; he got every single verifiable (with our limited knowledge to date) phenomenon right. Not only he got them right, but most of them are also explained; not just enunciated or left for interpretation. Let’s say there are about 20 scientific/natural phenomenon (Actually, more have been mentioned and others left out since a multitude of authors have done a better job than me explaining them. Plus, 20 seems like a pretty round number, and we don’t want to sound boastful either) that were elucidated 1400 years ago, by an illiterate Arab that had no aspirations to science whatsoever… When you do the math: ½ at the power 20 is ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½. That gives you the possibility of 1/1 048 576 of getting it right. That is less than one in a million probability; becoming less and less a betting man…Keep in mind, considering that the questioning is in a yes or no format; true or false to a given question (without formulating the solution and adding all the explanation that comes with it in the Quran and Hadith).

The thing is, it is not because the prophet Muhammad was an expert in astronomy, geology, chemistry, nuclear physics, biology, botany, entomology, oceanology, or even historical science that he got it right all the time. It is because the only thing he got right out of all of this is that he wholeheartedly believed in Allah. All these, verses, signs, scientific phenomenon were not explained or tackled by the prophet Muhammad; they were brought forth by Allah, the All-Knowing.

And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 59)


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