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The best Islam is within you - the spirit of GOD (Rouh’u Allah) is within you

Posted by Pelgrim on 20th April 2010

“Rouh = Soul? This is the single biggest misconception that people have made which helped distort the issue of ‘who we are’. In Arabia, when someone dies, the people say: ‘let us pray on his Rouh!’ Also, when they speak about someone dying, the say: ‘his Rouh has left him’. In schools, they teach our kids that the ‘Soul’ is the ‘Rouh’ and that is what will die and be judged and punished or rewarded… However, the story changes when we look at what GOD has to say:

“GOD takes the ‘Nafs’ when death comes, and also at the time of sleep…” (39:42)

“No ‘Nafs’ dies except by GOD’s leave, at a predetermined time…” (3:145)

“Every ‘Nafs’ tastes death, then you receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection…” (3:185)

“… You shall not kill the ‘Nafs’ that GOD has made sacred, except in the course of justice…” (6:151)

“… she said: my Lord, I have wronged my ‘Nafs”…” (27:16)

Well, you get the picture!

GOD tells us that our ‘Soul’ is called ‘Nafs’, and that this ‘Nafs’ is what is taken at death and what is judged on j-day (then rewarded or punished). The ‘Nafs’ is YOU, it is your entire being, it is your slate, which is burdened or lightened by your actions…

So, if the ‘Soul’ is the ‘Nafs’, then what is the Rouh?

Rouh = Spirit.

“While a barrier separated her from them, we sent to her Our ‘Rouh’. He went to her in the form of a human being.” (19:17)

“They ask you about the ‘Rouh’. Say: ‘The ‘Rouh’ comes from my Lord. And you were not given knowledge, except little.” (Quran 17:85)

It becomes apparent to the reader that the ‘Rouh’ is from GOD and it is the accumulation of ‘knowledge’ that will assist the human being in his life… It is best described as ‘Spirit’.

You see, animals also have ‘Nafs’ just like we do (it is their life-force), yet, you do not see monkeys building spaceships nor turtles working on computers!

The ‘Rouh’ is the gift that GOD gave to our species to allow us the advantage of ‘knowledge’.

“Once I perfect him (the human), and blow into him from My ‘Rouh’, you shall fall prostrate before him.” (15:29)

All animals can communicate with one another (remember the birds speaking to Solomon?). However, it is only man that has ‘knowledge’.

The ‘Rouh’ is GOD’s gift to us, and it is only GOOD. The information that the ‘Rouh’ provides each of us is to be used for our benefit, but we have the ‘choice’ to use it for evil (like nuclear fission being used to make a bomb).

Some unfortunate news about the ‘Rouh’: It will NEVER approach you and save the day. for example, you are struggling to understand something. If you don’t ask GOD for help, it won’t go; “hey, here is the answer!” no, you have to approach it. Also, it will always be LITERAL. you will have to be specific of what you are asking. Note, you don’t have to say this out loud. You can just think of it - because many times, humans have hard time expressing what exactly they want to ask. With the Spirit of God, you don’t have to worry about this - as long as you get the intention of asking, the Spirit will know the question… as much as you wanted to ask and that ALONE (though it knows all the questions you know - it is not going to answer anything you did not ask).

Thus if we can summarize what we have upto this point.

The human being so far is made-up of:

1. The ‘Soul’ - Nafs (the is YOU, the real person, what makes choices and what will be judged);

2. The ‘Spirit’ - Rouh (this is a gift from GOD, it is NOT yours, you do not own it, all people have access to it - like the Quran. It’s purpose is to help provide answers and knowledge to help your Soul make the right decisions). . . .

The best Islam is within you - the spirit of GOD (Rouh’u Allah) is within you. There is no such thing that truth lies outside of you. The ultimate truth lies within you. Please, take advantage of that blessing. It will be your ultimate weapon against falsehood.”

http://www.free-minds.org/human

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He could have made you one congregation

Posted by Pelgrim on 21st November 2007

Quran 5, 48 Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD’s revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had GOD willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To GOD is your final destiny - all of you - then He will inform you of everything you had disputed.

translation Khalifa

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it shall be as if he murdered all of mankind

Posted by Pelgrim on 14th September 2007

Quran 5:32 Because of this, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. Our messengers went to them with clear proofs and revelations, but most of them, after all this, are still transgressing. - Translation Khalifa

The creation of Adam, man
Quran 15:2 “Once I perfect him, and blow into him from My spirit, you shall fall prostrate before him.” - Translation Khalifa

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