Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Rebuttal to the Islamophobe on "God must be crazy"

Our cyber space has been contaminated with lot of filth and hatred pouring articles about Islam, with objectives to hoodwink innocent audience and put a pull stop on the propagation of Islam which seemingly is being a thorn in neck of these Islamophobes. While throwing stones at others, Agniveer, ‘The Deceiver’ in his extreme-hatred, has, brought some far fetched conclusions in his un-scholarly, factless and ridiculous article - a concocted garbage. So, in this very article, I will explore the lies of agniveer about Islam and its canons. After a thorough analysis, refutation and cremation of the futile article of agniveer viz. ‘God must be crazy!’ in the end, inshaa’Allāh(If God wills), we shall see who actually is crazy God or 'The Hypocrite' viz., 'Agniveer', In additon, I will be revealing some popular and irrational beliefs of Arya Samajists. This article is in fact a golden chance for me to put forth a comparative study of Islam and Protestant Hinduism(Arya Samaj) on some of the important aspects.



Let’s start scrutinizing :

Agniveer wrote :

“1. Many children die in the wombs. Now as per Islam or Christianity would they go to Heaven or Hell? Most scholars of Islam and Christianity say they go to Heaven because they never did anything wrong in their lives.

Now my question is “Did they even have an option to do anything wrong?”
Is God not being partial by clearing one candidate even without starting his examination, and another one has to keep giving test after test continuously for 100 years!”

Firstly, let me summarize agniveer’s case in terms of the premises he holds :

(a) Children who die in womb/infancy enter paradise.
(b) God is being unjust because He made them to enter Paradise without any test.
(c) Only those who do nothing wrong enter the paradise

Now, let me pick out the err which he made in haste of posting anti-Islamic garbage on his deceiving castle. The so-called ‘injustice’ of God remains merely a bogus inference, if we gaze at the ‘hidden premise’ or the presupposition of agniveer. The ‘hidden premise’ “every being entering paradise must go through the test” and the premise (c) doesn’t have any theological(Islamic) basis on the first place. Nowhere, does Islam assert that only those who pass the test after going through it would enter paradise. Factually speaking, some creatures of Allāh al-Khalique are confined to paradise, they are particularly created for serving we humans, for example, the Servants in Paradise, Houris, Animals and Plants of Paradise therein. Alike, those children aren’t subject to the test, rather they’re created as a TEST and TRIALS for us.

As Allāh al-Khalique says,

“And surely 
We shall TRY you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and LIVES and cropsbut give glad tidings to the steadfast, Who say, when a misfortune strikes them: Lo! we belong to Allāh and Lo! unto Him we are returning. Such are they on whom are blessings from their Lord, and mercy. Such are the rightly guided.”
- (Quran 2:155-157) 

In light of this verse of the Holy Quran, there’s a hadith of The Prophet which makes it palpable that those infants and stillborn are merely trials for those parents and the ones who bear patience and remain grateful to Allāh ar-Rabb will be rewarded for being resolute.

Narrated by Abu Said Al-Khudri,
“Some women requested the Prophet to fix a day for them as the men were taking all his time. On that he promised them one day for religious lessons and commandmentsOnce during such a lesson the Prophet said, “A woman whose three children die will be shielded by them from the Hell fire.” On that a woman asked, “If only two die?” He replied, “Even two (will shield her from the Hell-fire).”
- (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 101)

The Prophet has said,

No two Muslims lost three children except Allāh will cause the two parents to enter Paradise through the favor of His mercy toward them.” They said, “What about two, Messenger of Allāh?” He said, “Two also” They said, “And one?” He said, “[Even] the miscarried child will certainly drag its mother [and father, see below] with its umbilical cord to Paradise!”

- (Musnad of `Abd ibn Humayd from Mu`adh)

And he also said

 “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, truly the miscarried child will certainly drag its mother with its umbilical cord to Paradise, provided one expects recompense [for SABR].”

- (Ibn Majah and Ahmad from Mu`adh)

This implies that Allāh Almighty has created these children as test/trials and as an interceder for his/her parents on the Day of Judgment

There’s another hadith as follows,


Abu Musa al-Ashari reported that the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عايه و سلم) said, “When a son of a servant of Allāh dies, Allāh Says to the angels, 'Have you taken the son of My servant?' They say, 'Yes.' Then Allāh Says, 'Have you taken the fruit of his heart?' They say, 'Yes.' Allāh Says, "What has My servant said?' They say, 'He has praised You and said, Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un (To Allāh we belong and to Him is our return). Then Allāh Says'Build a house for My servant in Paradise and call it the house of praise.'”

- (Tirmidhi 36:1023, also in Musnad Ahmad and ibn Habban)
The patience these parents show for losing a child, and the agony they go through cannot be left without compensation. The compensation is really a glorious one. The one they think they lost when taken by death in this world will be the same one bringing salvation to them in the hereafter. So, the apparent loss turns to be an infinite gain in the end and if Allāh has made them for Paradise there is nothing unjust in it, it had been injustice if those beings who were created to go through the test, escape the test or fail the test and Allāh would’ve made their way to paradise. Those children don’t get paradise as a ‘reward’, rather they were created for it. So, there is nothing partial or unjust in it, Moreover the point to be observed in Islamic theology is that it doesn’t say that these children would get all the materialistic pleasure of Jannah. Throughout the Quran, Allāh al-Haqq promises the pious ones, the believers, the sincere ones, a reward and high place in Jannah, however there are no special mention of those kind of children. In addition, there is one hadith of samurah where The Prophet told that he saw those children of Muslims & Polytheists alike living in paradise under care of Prophet Ibrahim and his wife Sarah, this implies that those who enter Paradise after passing the test will get greater bliss and greater level of Jannah because they get it as ‘reward’ of their deeds.


Now, we know, that the basic premises of the agniveer’s point, viz. All being of paradise must go through test and  only those who do nothing wrong will enter paradise for a rational deduction were mere his vague conjecture under lack of knowledge, so, his far-fetched inferences are absolutely inaccurate. What reliability does this IIT pass-out possess when he is not even capable of researching and verifying his materials on Islam before hot-shot commercialization under the tag of ‘best of agniveer’? What a disgrace! Let me, be clear enough, lack of knowledge is no sin but scattering and propagating falsehood without any bit of substantiation and investigation is certainly a disgrace. It implies, either Agniveer is lazy or he is an insincere bug, a desperate Islamophobe.

Since agniveer used his own twisted description of Islamic theology to insult Allāh almighty, let me put forth some issues that arises when we explore beliefs of Arya Samaj, The theology of Protestant Hinduism unfortunately depicts God as a weak, unjust, merciless and a cruel being! Let’s see injustice and cruelty done by Vedic god of agniveer on poor souls. Since, this god of Arya Samaj doesn’t possess capability to create new souls, he never confer them everlasting bliss, rather he keeps back a particle of its sin so that he can kick souls out from the bliss. Why doesn’t he simply let the souls suffer all the chastisements which are fruits of its deed, eventually purifying them from all of the sins and then make them(the souls) enter the bliss? It is just a blatant trick to which he resorts in order to veil over his impotency to create souls. What else? Now, here arises some profound questions, A God who is unable to create souls? A God who is unable conferring the souls, everlasting bliss? Nope, I doubt existence of such an imperfect God, I feel, God must be an intelligent rather all-knowing/omniscient, perfect and omnipotent/all-powerful being, there are various rational evidences of these attributes of God. I would say, cosmology and human anatomy are the best ones I have ever come across.

Agniveer wrote :

“2. Many children die young before they reach maturity. Even the wrong acts they do are not out of willful desire to do something wrong but out of innocence. Would they reach Heaven or Hell?
If they reach Heaven, then why does God not kill everyone in their childhood and ensure a seat in Heaven for them? Is God not being unjust and imperfect? If they reach Hell, what was their fault?
Say twins were born. Both lived same innocent life for first 3 years. Then one died. He will go straight to Heaven. The other remained innocent for next few years, then got into bad company, became an Apostate/Kafir and died at age of 60. Now he should go to Hell, as per the Books.
Is this not God’s crime that he made him live for 60 years and not his brother? Had he killed both at same age of 3 years, both would have gone to Heaven! So if there is one life and permanent Heaven/Hell, it proves God is unjust”

Seemingly, the main meat of the article of agniveer is based on a single pre-assumed, unverified and unfortunately erroneous premise viz. “All beings of paradise have to go through the test” Now, if that be so, my entire rebuttal to him is based on my last argument and the various Islamic texts I’ve cited.  

Agniveer wrote : 

“3. A person is born insane. His mental faculties have not developed beyond say, age of five. But he lives a long life. Will he go to Hell or Heaven?
Again the same questions as above rise. And result in either God being unjust or concept of one life as test to enter Heaven/Hell being wrong”

Allāh al-`Adl promises, 

“..and none shall be dealt with unjustly.
- (Quran 3:161)
Allāh al-Hakam says,

Allāh is never unjust in the least degree
- (Quran 4:40)

And thus a person is not punished for anything (s)he does during the phase of her/his insanity. As, The Prophet(pbuh), has stated :

“The pen has been lifted from three; for the sleeping person until he awakens, for the boy until he becomes young man and for the mentally insane until he regains sanity.”
- (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 3, Book 15, Hadith 1423)
This hadith makes it pretty clear that like an infant and a pre-pubescent child, an insane isn’t accountable of his deeds, rather such a person will be tested on the Day of resurrection by Allāh al-Hakim, as The Prophet has said, 

“There are four who will present their case on the Day of Resurrection: a deaf man who never heard anything, an insane man, a very old and senile man, and a man who died during the Fatrah (break in the Prophetic chain between Jesus and Muhammad). As for the deaf man, he will say, “O Lord, Islam came but I never heard anything.” As for the insane man, he will say, “O Lord, Islam came and the young boys were throwing camel dung at me.” As for the senile man, he will say, “O Lord, Islam came and I did not understand anything.” As for the one who died during the Fatrah, he will say, “O Lord, no Messenger from You came to me.” Allāh will accept their pledge of obedience to Him, then He will send word to them that they should enter the FireBy the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, if they enter it, it will be cool and safe for them.”

- (Musnad Ahmad Hadith 16344, Sahih Ibn Hibban Hadith 7357. Classified as Sahih by Shu’aib Arna’ut and Albani)

Now, again, I am putting forth some issues that come up while probing the creeds of Arya Samaj(Protestant Hinduism), If we acknowledge the truthfulness of Protestant Hindus' beliefs, we will reach some awful conclusions. Let’s see, the version of “justice” reincarnation-karma notion has to offer us;  A person possessing, within him a soul, say, ‘X’ assassinates another person having soul ‘Y’ now after death of former, his soul ‘X’ transmigrates into a third person ‘Z’. Now, the third person ‘Z’ would have to suffer physically, merely because the soul ‘X’ which resides in his scapegoat body has done some evil in its preceding life. Isn’t this injustice to any random physical personality? Because, the physical personality who has murdered an innocent human, has already ceased to exist. Why to pass the buck to the poor soul? We ain’t done here,  the condition gets worse because ‘Z’ would never come to know as to why (s)he’s suffering, neither will ‘Y’ ever come to know whether or not justice has been done to him/her, The soul is living with a physical identity. Therefore, ‘justice’ should be done to that physical identity as well. One couldn’t just say that “justice will be done” without knowing the sins one had committed in preceding life. An analogy can be presented of a real life where if one goes to court, one ought to know the verdict to appreciate the justice, it is intuitively very vital aspect of justice. In addition, a good justice system is supposed to correct you and eradicate the evil and for that the past knowledge is an absolute requisite. How can we correct soul ‘X’ without screening him/her the wrong one? This simply renders the rebirth-karma theory as an irrational one. It is ironical that people like agniveer throw stones at others meanwhile dwelling in a glasshouse. stupidly, Amazing! Agniveer must be Crazy!

Agniveer wrote :

“4. One person is born in family of Hindu, another in home of an atheist, one as a Muslim and another as a Christian. Based on what they imbibe from their respective societies, they become a devout Hindu, Atheist, Muslim and Christian respectively.
Now as per Islam, only those who believe in Quran and Muhammad can go to Heaven. As per Christians, only those who surrender to Jesus can go to Heaven. So who will go where? Definitely the Hindu and Atheist are bound to go to Hell. Now my question is “Was God not unjust by not giving everyone birth in family of Muslim or Christian, whosoever is correct?”
What is my fault if I was born and brought up in a Hindu family and never got any reason to be convinced by Quran or Bible? Why has God planned my stay in Hell from advance?” 

Thanks to agniveer, for bringing forth this interesting issue, as it helped me to present the truth to the readers. In factually, It’s one of the frequently asked question by Hindu polemicist, so, it is a golden chance to look upon this issue in front of our Hindu audience.

Actually, Allāh al-Hakam, has made it quite apparent that judgment and test is not same for each individual, rather, Allāh al-Kareem judges people based on the condition and environment He has provided him/her.

As for those non Muslims who do not get the message of Islam in their entire lifetime, Allāh ar-Rahman says,

“..And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).”
- (Quran, 17:15)

The word ‘rasul’ here meaning messenger is also valid for any Da’ee(Muslim evangelist) as understood from the Tafsir Ibn Kathir under 36: 13 wherein the word 'Rasul' is used for some disciples of Isa Masih(alayhi salam), It implies that to those non-Muslims to whom call of the Islam doesn’t reach in a proper way with established evidences willn’t be punished by Allāh ar-Rahman. But those who being insincere, reject call to Islam despite recognizing it as truth will be doomed to hell fire.

Let's see what Imam Ibn Kathir writes in his tafsir on this verse as :

“..Allāh tells us that out of His justice, He does not punish anyone until He has established proof against him by sending a Messenger to him, as He says: (Every time a group is cast therein, its keeper will ask: "Did no warner come to you'' They will say: "Yes, indeed a warner did come to us, but we belied him and said: `Allāh never sent down anything (of revelation); you are only in great error.''') (67:8-9) And, (And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups, till, when they reach it, the gates thereof will be opened. And its keepers will say, "Did not the Messengers come to you from yourselves - reciting to you the verses of your Lord, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours'' They will say: "Yes,'' but the Word of torment has been justified against the disbelievers!) (39:71) And, (Therein they will cry: "Our Lord! Bring us out, we shall do righteous good deeds, not (the evil deeds) that we used to do.'' (Allāh will reply "Did We not give you lives long enough, so that whosoever would receive admonition could receive it And the warner came to you. So taste you (the evil of your deeds). For the wrongdoers there is no helper.'') (35:37) There are other Ayat which indicate that Allāh will not make anyone enter Hell except after sending a Messenger to them..”

Such a person’s ultimate abode will depend on the test that will be taken by Allāh on the day of resurrection itself and if (s)he obeys, (s)he will enter Paradise and if (s)he disobeys (s)he will enter Hell.

The evidence for this is the hadith of the Prophet who said : 

“There are four who will present their case on the Day of Resurrection: a deaf man who never heard anything, an insane man, a very old and senile man, and a man who died during the Fatrah (break in the Prophetic chain between Jesus and Muhammad). As for the deaf man, he will say, “O Lord, Islam came but I never heard anything.” As for the insane man, he will say, “O Lord, Islam came and the young boys were throwing camel dung at me.” As for the senile man, he will say, “O Lord, Islam came and I did not understand anything.” As for the one who died during the Fatrah, he will say, “O Lord, no Messenger from You came to me.” Allāh will accept their pledge of obedience to Him, then He will send word to them that they should enter the FireBy the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, if they enter it, it will be cool and safe for them.”

- (Musnad Ahmad Hadith 16344, Sahih Ibn Hibban Hadith 7357. Classified as Sahih by Shu’aib Arna’ut and Albani)

The case of those, to whom, the call to Islam doesn't reach in a proper way with convincing evidences and those who're deluded into misconceptions about Islam due to exposure to stereotypes and Islamophobes such as agniveer are similar as those of people of fatrah. In short, everyone who hears the message of Islam in a sound and correct form and being insincere rejects it, will have evidence against him. Whosoever dies without having heard the message, or having heard it in a distorted form, then he will be tested by Allāh on the day of resurrection..So, there’s no issue whatsoever if one is born in a non Muslim family because it would make no difference than that of a child born in a Muslim family, because : (a) Every child is born in Deen ul fitrah(not to be confused with Deen ul Islam), precisely it means that the child has a natural inclination towards belief in Tawheed. So, the good re-call could make him a believer and the one who being insincere(realizing Islam as truth) rejects the evidences will be doomed to hell fire, (b) Those to whom invitation or message of Islam did not reach in a proper way would not be punished rather they will be tested on Day of ressurection ,and (c) being born in a Muslim family, doesn’t books you a seat in Paradise, as Allāh says in the Quran that He will certainly test us. Concisely I would say, Allāh al-Hakam will judge everyone in accord of the knowledge, experiences and environment He has provided him/her.

Agniveer wrote :

“5. A person who is devout follower of Islam believes that children go to Heaven because that is what scholars teach him. So as a noble example of self-sacrifice, he starts killing children. His logic is that, even if I have to burn in Hell forever, I should do my best to ensure that these innocent children get reservation for Paradise!
Thus he is doing a selfless social service. Will he go to Heaven or Hell?
If he goes to Heaven, then Allāh or God is setting a wrong example for people to follow.
If he goes to Hell, then selflessness is bad.
Further, since no one will actually know who will go where until doomsday comes, it means God has already spread enough confusion to motivate many innocent selfless social workers to follow the path of infanticide and killing!”

It is astonishing to see Agniveer stating that Islam promotes ‘infanticide’ or ‘killing’, he’s truly in need of some baby lessons and spoon feeding. Allāh has time and again ordered not to kill children by any means. 

“Lost are those who slay their children, from folly, without knowledge..”
 
- (Quran 6:140)

“Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin.”
- (Quran 17:31)

“Say: "Come, I will rehearse what Allāh hath (really) prohibited you from": Join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- We provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds. Whether open or secret; take not life, which Allāh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.”

- (Quran 6:151)

Now, how could a ‘devout’ follower of Islam go against the very foundation of Islam viz. ‘Quran’ which he considers as the word of Allāh? Also, this killing of children couldn’t be termed as ‘selfless social service’ because making our own hand our own cause of destruction is a crime in sight of Allāh, so, committing a crime to save someone is no good. I don’t know how come it’s a ‘social service’ (?) I'm not certain about Protestant Hinduism but surely, Islam doesn’t entertains such version of “selfless social service”  further Islam moves a step ahead and commands death punishment for any person, non-Muslim or Muslim who murders any innocent being. Moreover, for any Muslim, the chief purpose of his/her life is to please his Allāh ar-Rabb by abiding to His made laws during his lifetime and to secure himself/herself from the torment of hell fire. In that case we are better being “Selfishly” striving for the goal, I’m not sure if the  agniveer finds hell more fascinating but I am pretty sure we Muslims do not. It is disappointing to see the intellectual dishonesty of poor agniveer, this speaks the fanaticism that Vedas inculcated in him against the semitic religions. It seems, he has aimed merely to malign Islam by hooks & crooks, even if he has to divorce his sincerity and intellect for that.

Agniveer wrote :

“6. An unbiased testing environment will demand that
- first the subject be taught to everyone with same facilities,
- then they should be evaluated under same testing environment.

Accordingly, God should have first imbibed Quran or Bible, whichever is true, in hearts of all people, then given them birth in same types of family, allowed them to grow up in same place and in same conditions, and only then should have conducted the test. But in this world, we find the testing environment to be as diverse as one can possibly imagine. And yet God is claimed to be perfect, just and kind!”

Actually, this is merely lack of understanding of Islam, one need to possess thorough knowledge of Islam to comment on this issue. Anyways, as a defender of Islam, I would say, it would’ve been unjust or unkind if Allāh al-Hakam would’ve made the ‘test’ same for everyone, agniveer’s case is based on a pre supposition that the test is same for everyone which has no basis in Islam. Allāh has made it quite palpable that His divine judgment is based on the knowledge, experiences and environment Allāh ar-Razzaq has provided him/her

Allāh al-`Adl declares,


“On no soul doth Allāh Place a burden greater than it can bear..”

- (Quran 2:286)

It implies that Allāh al-`Adl judges all the beings in accord of their capabilities and environment He has provided them. For instance, we have seen the evidence that the deaf, the senile, the insane, those people to whom call of Islam didn’t reach will be under the shadow of Mercy of Allāh Dhū-l-Jalāli-wa-l-'ikrām. Infact, the poor and physically immature person willn’t be accountable for not performing Hajj or for not paying Zakat, because al-`Adl has declared,

“Allāh is never unjust in the least degree” 


- (Quran 4:40)

Further Allāh al-Hākam has said,

“We shall set up scales of justice for the day of Judgment, so that
 not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, we will bring it (to account): and enough are we to take account”. 


- (Quran 21:47)

Thus, we can say with conviction that Allāh al-Hakam will judge everyone based on their knowledge, experiences and environment.

Agniveer further wrote :

“Most religious scholars answer this paradox by saying that God or Allāh knows how to decide the fate by whatever acts people have done in their respective lives based on whatever environment they had to live in. This seems to be like God having something like the Duckworth-Lewis formula which is used to decide winner of an interrupted cricket match.”

Allāh doesn’t have any ‘Duckworth-Lewis method’ rather He has ‘OMNISCIENCE’ which unfortunately lacks in Vedic version of God as he couldn’t forgive sins on repentance since he doesn’t knows the sincerity of the person who is repenting. Sad but true! Seemingly, the attributes of God like “just” and “kind” are thorn in neck of the Arya Samajists as they don’t have any ‘just’ and ‘kind’ Ishwar.

Agniveer further wrote :

“Now this raises few doubts:

One,
if indeed God is perfect and He has such a great scoring formula, why did he create the entire drama and wasted so many years? He should have used the formula in the very beginning and directly sent everyone to either Heaven or Hell!”

Allāh doesn’t reward or punish unless what He already knows(about the future deeds of humans) comes to pass because that would violate many of His attributes including ‘just’.

Agniveer further wrote :
“Two,
If the formula works on a stillborn child or a fetus, why did he unnecessarily bias against certain folks and had them face troubles of long lives? After all He had created everyone equal to start with!”

This rephrased argument has already been answered.

Agniveer further wrote :
Three,
The test seems to have discrete results. As per Quran, all Heaven-goers would get 72 virgins each. There seems to be no concept of variation of results as per deeds. Some books do talk of several varieties of Heaven, but these merely increase a binary solution to a finite number solution (Instead of one Heaven and one Hell, there are now say 10 Heavens and 10 Hells). But still there is no continuous gradation. It is like a continuous function equation is giving a non-zero discrete answer, which is mathematically improbable.”

Interestingly, now the author, Mr. Agniveer, out of a sudden, changed his subject of unscholarly criticism, earlier it was all the semitic religions and now it’s Islam alone, this shows his specific prejudice towards Islam. Anyways, let’s explore the serious flaws that he has made while vomiting venom on Islam. This doesn’t only expose his cheap deception; in addition, it exposes the hollowness of his knowledge about Islam. Sad for his deluded fans, but a bitter truth! His lies start outright when he says that Quran speaks of seventy two virgins for each men of paradise! For his kind information, there isn’t a single Quranic verse which says so. I would've loved to see the reference of any Quranic verses which speaks of seventy two virgins, the very fact that he didn't provide any reference for this claim is the proof of his intellectual dishonesty. Deception since inception! Afterwards, he again shots in his foot when he says that there are no variations in paradise for each individual on basis of the deeds. There’s not even a shred of evidence for this bogus and bizarre claim. In factually, it’s the other way round; as there are ample evidences of the contrary which we shall see inshaa’Allāh, Now, let me declare here, the reason as to why I have submitted to Allāh Azz Wa Jall . 

Allāh ar-Rahman states in the Quran,

“Allāh hath promised to Believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in gardens of everlasting bliss. But the greatest bliss is the good pleasure of Allāh: that is the supreme felicity.”
 - (Quran 9:72)

An excellent reward! Truly, this is what every sincere and pious believer strives for, this is the primary and most significant reward which every Muslim seek and must seek for, it is not the seventy two virgins for which we’ve submitted to Our Lord, rather it’s the good pleasure of the Most Gracious, Lord, for which we Muslims are desperate. It is need of the hour that these Islamophobes get this very fact in their third rate brain. Now as I promised earlier, let me prove that Islam talks of several level of Jannah.

Evidence of levels of Jannah from Quran & Prophet’s hadiths :

Allāh ar-Rabb states in the Quran,
“Not equal are those of the believers who sit [at home] except those who are disabled [by injury or are blind or lame, etc] and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with their wealth and their lives. Allâh has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit [at home]. Unto each, Allâh has promised good [Paradise] but Allâh has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit [at home] by a huge reward; degrees of [higher] grades from Him, and Forgiveness and Mercy. And Allâh is Ever Oft-Forgiving, All-Merciful.”
- (Quran 4:95-96)

Further He, the Most Just, states,

“Those will be rewarded with the highest place [in Paradise] because of their patience..”
- (Quran 25:75)

This patience involves self sacrifice and being steadfast for the sake of Allāh, focusing on Him, being a true slave of Him. Further, Allāh al-Kareem says,

“And it is not your wealth, nor your children that bring you nearer to Us, but only he [will please Us] who believes and does righteous deeds; 
for such there will be twofold reward for what they did, and they will reside in the high dwellings [Paradise] in peace and security.” 
- (Quran 34:37)
al-Qurtubi writes commenting on this Quranic ayah,

“Here Allâh mentioned the highest chambers or dwellings of Paradise and states that they will not be attained by means of wealth and children, but through faith and righteous deeds then they will have a double reward. Their place will be the high dwellings, which tells you that this is faith that gives one tranquility and certainty, and fills the heart. A person with such faith is content no matter what happens to him, and in all situations and circumstances. If he does a good deed, he does not mix it with the opposite, which are evil deeds. Good deeds that are uncontaminated with evil deeds cannot be achieved except by the one whose imân is very great and who is content and has no doubts, no matter what his circumstances. The faith and deeds of the one whose good deeds are contaminated are not like that, so his status will be lower.”
- (al-Qurtubî, at-Tadhkirah, p. 464)
Few Ahadeeths :

(1) Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet said,

“Whoever believes in Allāh and His Apostle, offer prayer perfectly and fasts the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by Allāh, no matter whether he fights in Allāh's Cause or remains in the land where he is born." The people said, "O Allāh's Apostle ! Shall we acquaint the people with the is good news?" He said, "Paradise has one-hundred grades ..“
- (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 48)
(2) Narrated by Anas

“Haritha was martyred on the day (of the battle) of Badr while he was young. His mother came to the Prophet saying, "O Allāh's Apostle! You know the relation of Haritha to me (how fond of him I was); so, if he is in Paradise, I will remain patient and wish for Allāh's reward, but if he is not there, then you will see what I will do." The Prophet replied, "May Allāh be merciful upon you! Have you gone mad? (Do you think) it is one Paradise? There are many Paradises and he is in the (most superior) Paradise of Al-Firdaus.".”
- (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 558)
(3) Muslim reported that 'Abdullâh ibn 'Amr al-'آs said,

“I heard the Messenger of Allâh (saw) say, "When you hear the muaddhin call, say what he says, then send blessings on me, for whoever sends blessings on me, Allâh (swt) will return it to him tenfold. Then ask Allâh to grant me al-Wasîlah, for whoever asks Allâh (swt) to grant me al-Wasîlah intercession will be granted for him.” The Sahâbah asked the Prophet (saw) "What is al-Wasîlah?" He said, "It is the highest level of Paradise, which only one man will reach, and I hope that I will be the one". (Ahmad from Abû Hurayrah) 
- (Ahmad from Abû Sa'îd, Sî Ibn Kathîr, an-Nihâyah, 2/2332)

“The best of the Shuhâdâ are those who fight in the first rank, and do not turn their faces away until they are killed. They will have the pleasure of occupying the highest dwellings in Paradise.."

- (Musnad Ahmad, Kitâb az-Zuhd, Bâb al-Ihsân ila al-armila wal-masâkîn wal-yatîm 2/2286, hadith no. 2982)

These are some of the explicit and unambiguous evidences which cremate the unfounded claims of agniveer. Undoubtedly, the enthusiasm and haste to condemn Islam has lead to his own exposure.

Agniveer wrote :

“7. People seem to be retaining their youthful bodies in Heaven. Now will they be able to change their looks if they want to? What about children and fetus who go to Heaven? Will they go as adults? Will they receive a training in Hebrew or Arabic which is supposed to be the language of Heaven? If indeed so, why did God not make only one single language in earth also?”

Yawn!!! It is nothing but a red-herring. Obviously, written merely for protracting his fact-lacking, unrealistic and un-scholarly article. I’m astonished to see the stupid questions, which obviously are irrelevant, posed here. I would like to ask how does it refute Islamic theology or even Christianity’s.? Anyways, I’m answering it for sake of answering.

The Prophetic ahadeeth tells us that all the paradise men & women will have age of between thirty to thirty three and Allāh al-Jabbar will stop our aging.

It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless, beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl, aged thirty or thirty-three years.”

- (al-Tirmidhi, 2545. Classed as saheehby al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7928)

Regarding, Arabic being the language of paradise, it’s a myth, there’s no mention of it in Quran & Sahih hadiths. This myth originated from a hadith which is but a fabricated one. Let’s see the stance of the great scholars on it :

• Ibn al-Jawzi ruled that this 
hadeeth is fabricated.
• Al-Dhahabisaid: I think that the
 hadeeth is fabricated (mawdoo’).
• Abu’l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi mentioned this hadeeth among the mawdoo’ (fabricated) texts and said: al-Tha’labi said: it has no basis. Ibn Hibbaan said: 
Yahya ibn Zayd narrated unsound ahaadeeth from sound narrators, so it is invalid to quote his reports as evidence. - (Iqtida’ al-Siraat al-Mustaqeem 1/158).
• Al-Albaani said in al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah (no. 161):
 it is fabricated.
• Ibn taymiyah said when he was asked regarding the arabic language being language of paradise : “..There is no basis for any of these ideas, whether on the grounds of common sense or in any report or text, 
rather they are mere claims that are devoid of any evidence.. - (Majmoo’ al-Fataawa 4/299)

This is enough to show lack in the knowledge of Agniveer. It is pathetic seeing these random Arya Samajists coming out on internet, pretending to be some knowledgeable scholar and critique. In words of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn taymiyah, it’s mere claim which is devoid of any evidence.

Agniveer wrote :

“8. What about animals – reptiles, insects, mammals and other creatures? Will they go to Heaven or Hell? The earlier belief was that animals do not have souls. But now that it has been amply proved that at least the higher animals feel pain and pleasure like humans, the opinion is divided.
Some claim that they will also go to Heaven. Others say that Allāh knows the best!
In case they go to Heaven, why did God or Allāh bias against others and not gavethem birth as cockroaches and goats? That way they too would have got straight passport to Heaven!
In case they go to Hell, what was their fault?
Also, will they live like cockroaches and goats, or will they get human body? Will their intelligence be enhanced? Or they remain equally dumb as in earth?”


Allāh has created everything for certain purpose; He has created the animals for the benefits and for the test of we human beings. We get milk, meat which provides very necessary nutrients; wool, leather, irrigation, transports(at least in earlier times), etc; They’re test for us, as the way we treat them also affects our deeds and therefore our judgment. The evidence for this is the Prophet’s hadith,

Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allāh's Apostle said,

“While a man was walking he felt thirsty and went down a well and drank water from it. On coming out of it, he saw a dog panting and eating mud because of excessive thirst. The man said, 'This (dog) is suffering from the same problem as that of mine. So he (went down the well), filled his shoe with water, caught hold of it with his teeth and climbed up and watered the dog. Allāh thanked him for his (good) deed and forgave him.”
 The people asked, “O Allāh's Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving (the) animals?” He replied, “Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”
- (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 40, Number 551) 

As for their fate, they don’t have one. Plants and animals don’t have any test, rewards or punishment on them. They’ll simply cease to exist on the Day of resurrection, evidence for it is,
“Verily, We have warned you of a Penalty near, the Day when man will see (the deeds) which his hands have sent forth, and the Unbeliever will say, "Woe unto me! Would that I were (metre) dust!” 

- (Quran 78:40)
Imam Ibn kathir’s tafsir on it says,

“(and the disbeliever will say:"Woe to me! Would that I were dust!'') meaning, the disbeliever on that Day will wish that he had only been dust in the worldly life. He will wish that he had not been created and that he had never come into existence. This will be when he sees the torment of Allāh and he looks at his wicked deeds that will be written down against him by the noble righteous scribes among angels. It has been said that he will only wish for that when Allāh passes judgment between all of the animals that were in the worldly life. He will rectify matters between them with His just wisdom that does not wrong anyone. Even the hornless sheep will be allowed to avenge itself against the sheep with horns. Then, when the judgment between them is finished, He (Allāh) will say to them (the animals), "Be dust.'' 
So they will all become dust. Upon witnessing this the disbeliever will say, (Would that I were dust!) meaning, `I wish I was an animal so that I would be returned to dust.'”
This means that they won’t be made to enter in Paradise/Hell. They’ll finally cease to exist. Frankly speaking, Agniveer haven’t researched and studied much of Islam. His novice contentions are proof. I gotta say, he needs some baby lessons on Islam. Is agniveer really at his best? Which brings me to my next question, how does it feels to be a paranoid?

Agniveer wrote :

“9. Heaven and Hell seem to be permanent. It will continue forever, as per these religions. Now if that be so, God’s injustice becomes even more prominent in light of above points. Based on one single test, God put certain people directly in Heaven without testing them at all! Others he tested for so many years. Some he gave birth in homes of Apostates, some as children of Prophet himself. Is this not gravest cheating?
God is the most unjust and biggest cheater of these stories of there being one single exam and Heaven/Hell forever be true.
A corollary:
What would happen if people start fighting or cheating or adultery in Heaven? Will they be shifted to Hell? Or will they be permitted to do whatever they want and yet remain in Heaven?
The Holy Books seem to be silent on this!”

This shows nothing, but, his desperation to prolong his article by rephrasing and referring to the same wishy-washy arguments. Well, I think, I’ve, already refuted his ‘above points’ that’s sufficient, al-Hamdulillāh. The additional bit of this argument of him is answered by a renown hadith of The Prophet, Narrated by 'Umar bin Al-Khattab,

I heard Allāh's Apostle saying, “The reward of deeds depends 
upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended..
- (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 1, Number 1)

The pious slaves of Allāh intend to obey and worship Him forever and thus they get everlasting reward as per their noble intentions.

Now, let’s probe the comical and ridiculous corollary :

Actually Islam isn’t silent on this issue at all; it’s mere lack of Agniveer’s knowledge about Islam,

In factually, The books says that the Believers will be purified before they enter paradise; by means of  settling any wrongs that existed between any of them in this world. Then when they enter paradise they will be pure and clean, none of them bearing any ill-will towards another or demanding anything of another. Precisely, evil won’t exist there. As Allāh al-Khalique states in The Quran,

And We shall remove from their hearts any deep feeling of bitterness (that they may have). (So they will be like) brothers facing each other on thrones
- (Quran 15:47)
Further, He the Most High states,

“They will not hear therein
 ill speech or commission of sin
- (Quran 56:25)
This is more than enough to debunk the conjectures of Agniveer.

Elsewhere He the Most Powerful says,

They will not hear therein any ill speech - only [greetings of] peace - and they will have their provision therein, morning and afternoon.”

- (Quran 19:62)

In fact Allāh al-Kareem states,

For them will be a Home Of Peace in the presence Of their Lord: He will be Their Friend, because They practised (righteousness).”
- (Quran 6:127)
Also Allāh's Apostle said,
“The believers, after being saved from the (Hell) Fire, will be stopped at abridge between Paradise and Hell and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another. After they are cleansed and purified (through the retaliation), they will be admitted into Paradise...”
- (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 542)
Once he stated :

“The first group to enter Paradise will look like the moon when it is full. They will not spit or blow their noses or defecate therein. Their vessels and combs will be of gold and silver, their incense burners will be of aloeswood and their sweat will be musk. Each of them will have two wives, the marrow of whose calves will be visible from beneath the flesh because of their beauty. 
There will be no dissent or enmity among them and their hearts will be as one, and they will glorify Allāh morning and evening.”

- (Sahih Muslim 2834)
These evidences are more than enough to prove that Allāh won’t allow evil to exist therein as He the Most Merciful is All-Powerful.

Agniveer wrote :

“10. Recently there was news that a 2 month old baby was raped.
Now who is being tested? The victim or the rapist?
If its test of victim, is it in a position to respond?
If its test of the rapist, why the hell did God make the poor little baby as a scapegoat?
God seems nothing more than a crazy, stupid, psychopathic dictator if these stories be true”

Rape isn’t a natural calamity, so, Allāh shouldn’t be blamed for it. It is the fault of the pervert Rapist, who abused the free will(by violating Allāh’s law),which Allāh has granted on him. It’s not a test. This life is a test, simply means that we’re being tested in terms of piety. God is not crazy or stupid but you’re, Mr. Agniveer. Deceiving innocents and lunatic audience is his favorite, copying anti-Islamic materials from his allies sources is his second favorite.

Now, let me turn the tables on Agniveer.

What if I take this contention of him, in consideration, while acknowledging, the bogus ‘karma-rebirth’ notion? It would simply backfire him. Let’s see how, according to ‘karma-rebirth’ theory whatever problems we suffer from, are merely the results of the sins we had committed in previous life, so, the poor 2 months old baby, let’s say, ‘scapegoat of karma’ is merely having the ‘results’ of some ‘unknown’ sin her poor soul did in the ‘previous life’. What a justice! But unfortunately she would never ever come to know her sins. But one thing is for sure, that the rapist did a “laudatory” and a “great job”.. No? What if, this baby had been agniveer’s own daughter? He should’ve thanked that “good” rapist who simply paid the results of some unknown sins. But he wouldn’t, because it’s sheer irrationality and impracticality or at least I should say that the poor ‘scapegoat of karma’ would never acknowledge the karma-rebirth theory as truth. Never! Only stupid and crazy people would do that, but if Agniveer still, embraces this stupidity of reincarnation then I gotta say, Agniveer must be crazy!

Agniveer wrote :

“11. Almost all books of Eastern philosophies refute the concept of one birth. They believe in life being a continuous cycle not interrupted by death. Its broadly termed the Theory of Karma.

Now if this were not true, why did God act like a Kafir/ Apostate and confuse minds of people who were born in Eastern part of the globe, from very childhood.
As per Bible and Quran, God has done great miracles in past including burning entire towns and villages, and giving birth to prophets like Jesus without need of a human father. If He can do so much, why did he not burn these books of East forever? After all He himself laid the criteria that those who refuse to believe in Jesus or Muhammad will go to Hell! Ideally he should have stopped the creation of these books in the first place!”


This is another example of lack of Agniveer’s understanding of Islam, he should realize that Allāh has granted free will to we humans. Allāh has allowed falsehood(kufr) to exist due to certain rationale which are but results of His Divine Wisdom. One of the reasons is, Truth which is good in this world cannot exist without falsehood which is bad, as they are two sides of the same coin, and both are relative concepts. For instance, to invite Agniveer to Islam is a good deed; but this is possible only when he’s deluded in man made false notions, which is a negative thing. That is to say, you’ve a chance to do good, spread and preach truth only when there is a NEED, which in itself is ‘falshehood’. One replaces that falsehood with the truth. The imperfections and shortcomings of this world provide ample opportunities for you to make efforts for improvement; and this makes our lives and work meaningful. Imagine a hypothetical situation, if falsehood didn’t exist, and we were all programmed to do only good in accord of Islam, in that case there would be no scope for freedom of will or choice. we would be mere automatons consequently the purpose of test would cease to exist to a great extent. But Allāh ar-Razzaq has made we humans unlike His other creatures. He has granted we humans with free will. As we humans are gifted with freedom of will and action, we can choose our actions after exercising our power of judgment about that which calls for actions. We may choose the truth following the guidance of Allāh, or may choose to remain deluded in falsehood, following the promptings of the evil inclinations such as in-sincerity to self.

Agniveer wrote :

“12. In Muslim texts, Muhammad has foretold that he sees Heaven full of men and Hell full of women. This means that there is already reservations made on basis of gender. Is this not match-fixing by the whimsical dictator named God or Allāh? (Refer KITAB AL-RIQAQ, Chapter 1, Sahih Bukhari Book 36, Number 6596, Book 36, Number 6597, Book 36, Number 6600)”


I would say, Deception and Stupidity at it’s best! Is that why agniveer has tagged his article among his ‘best’. Now, it does make some sense, best in terms of stupidity and deception! Typical Arya Samaji!

First of all, the reference Agniveer provided is absolutely wrong, those hadiths which refer regarding majorities of hell and paradise aren’t there in Book 36 of Sahih Bukhari, rather it’s there in ‘Sahih Muslim. Pity his “best” works!

Secondly and most importantly, a sincere researcher wouldn’t pick up a verse or a single hadith, take it in isolation from the rest of Islamic rubric and draw some stupid inferences from it. In fact, one needs to consider all the ahadeeth pertaining an issue and consider the context of each of them and then only one has got the license to draw any inference.

Thirdly, there are huge flaws in his claims,

 
“..he sees Heaven full of men..” I do not find this phrase in those hadiths which he referred to, rather it reads, “I stood at the door of Paradise and I found that the overwhelming majority of those who entered therein was that of poor persons..” 


Now men and women both can be poor. Moreover, it doesn’t say that Paradise is “FULL OF MEN” as deceitfuly stated by Agniveer. Why does these desperate Islamophobes have to resort to lies when they are unable to dig up any genuine contention?! I pity them, pity their mental state. People, do you know it gets worse when this Islamophobe goes on labeling his article(God must be crazy!) among his 'best'?

• Nor does those ahadeeths states that Hell is “FULL OF WOMEN” as claimed by Agniveer, rather it reads, “..and I stood upon the door of Fire and the majority amongst them who entered there was that of women.”

Now, the Majority doesn’t mean entirety. In fact, 51 % of all could easily mean majority. 

• There’s not even a shred of evidence to say “there is already reservations made on basis of gender” it’s nothing but prejudice of the hate monger, crazy Agniveer. None of the Quranic verses or any Prophetic hadith says that women will be majority in Hell because of THEIR GENDERBecause Allāh ar-Rahim has explicitly stated that 
females are equal in spiritual aspect to males.


“Whoever works righteousness, 
MAN or WOMAN, and has faith, verily to him will We give a new life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to the their actions.

- (Quran 16:97)
A similar verse is in Quran 4:124,

“And whoever does righteous deeds, 
whether MALE or FEMALE, while being a believer - those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed.”

So, the fact is that THERE’S NO GENDER BASIS RESERVATION FOR PARADISE OR HELL. Also, if we apply intuitional probability, it is very unlikely that the male and female number exactly the same in hell or paradise. So, if women are the majority in hell that’s because of their deeds, as whoever will do more wrong deeds will be punished for that. Let’s suppose,  that in a competitive exam, females got more seats, say, 83 than males, say, 67, now, would that imply discrimination to males? To assert that would be stupidity par excellence! The irrational hatred and fear of Islam has turned Agniveer into a paranoid.

Also, it’s a statistical fact that, women outnumber the men, so if equal ratio of men and women enters hell and the paradise even then it is quite possible that women outnumber in both.

In fact, there’s a interesting fact that  WOMEN WILL OUTNUMBER MEN EVEN IN PARADISE!

“Muhammad reported that some (persons) stated with a sense of pride and some discussed whether there would be more men in Paradise or more women. It was upon this that Abu Huraira reported that Abu'l Qasim (the Holy Prophet) (may peace be upon him) saidThe (members) of the first group to get into Paradise would have their faces as bright as full moon during the night, and the next to this group would have their faces as bright as the shining stars in the sky, and every person would have two wives and the marrow of their shanks would glimmer beneath the flesh and there would be none without a wife in Paradise.”

- (Sahih Muslim 6793)
The context of Abu Huraira radhiAllāhu anhu narrating this Hadith implies that he wanted to convey that according to Prophet’s hadith women will outnumber the men.

Ibn Hajr says regarding this hadith,

“Abu Huraira used this Hadith as a proof to maintain that 
women will outnumber men in Jannah (paradise) … and this is much clear.”
- (Fath Al-Bari 10/30)

Dr. Umar Sulayman 'Abd-Allāh al-Ashqar who is a professor in the Faculty of Islamic Law at the University of Jordan in Amman writes commenting on this hadith, 
This hadith clearly indicates that there will be more women than men in Paradise. Some others thought that there would be more men, because of the hadith, "I saw that they [women] formed the majority of the people of Hell." The response to this is the fact that women will form the majority of the inhabitants of Hell does not necessarily mean that they will be a minority in Paradise, as Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalaani said (Fath al-Baari 6/325). The two hadiths may be reconciled by stating that women will be in the majority in both Paradise and Hell, just as there are more women than men in this world. We could say that the hadith narrated by Abu Hurayrah indicates that the total number of women in paradise, including women of this world and al-Hoor al-'Eeyn will outnumber men. The question then is, who will be greater in number in Paradise: the men of this world or the women? al-Qurtubee reconciled between these two hadiths by suggesting that women will form the majority of the inhabitants of Hell before the Shafaa'ah [intercession], when the sinners from amongst the muwwahideen will be brought out of Hell. Thereafter women will form the majority of the people of Paradise. (at-Tadhkirah, al-Qurtubee, p. 475)..”

- (Al-Jannah wa an-naar, page 74, section - ‘Will There Be More Men or women in Paradise?’)
And these two wives are worldly women,

Ibn Kathir comments on this Hadith as:

“The meaning hereby is, these two are from the daughters of Adam (i.e. women of this world) and with them are wide-eyed maidens as Allāh the Almighty wishes.”

- (Siffah al-Jannah p.132 pub. Mo’assas al-Kutab al-Thaqafiyyah, Beirut 1993)

The same is mentioned by Hafiz Zainuddin in his Tarah al-Tathrib fi Sharah al-Taqrib 8/270. Hafiz al-Ayni has also mentioned that it refers to the women of this world(‘Umdatul Qari 15/155)

Agniveer wrote : 

“13. Also, as per Islam, each male will get 4 faithful wives in Heaven. But if Heaven if full of only men, as per previous claim of Muhammad, does it not mean that Heaven would be a homosexual paradise? Because with majority being males, it is mathematically impossible for everyone to get 4 female wives each. And if homosexuality is the only way in Paradise, why condemn it on earth?Perhaps the only women who go to Paradise may be the lesbians (because straight women cannot enjoy 72 virgins that would be allotted to them!)”

This is yet another irrelevant, comical and disgusting "point". Not only irrelevant, it is also based on the erroneous premise that paradise is full of men, which has been cremated above. This doesn’t even deserve any reply; I wonder if it’s among “best” of Agniveer, what would be the worst? I mean, could he get even worse? Amazing! In regard to this very point, I rest my case here. I leave the intelligent and unbiased readers to judge the “intellect” and “best” of agniveer.

Agniveer wrote :

“14. What about terrorists who were brainwashed from very childhood to do Jehad? Will people like Kasab who killed many in Mumbai attack go to Heaven or Hell? They were simply brainwashed by fanatics to take up arms to seek Allāh!”

Contrary to the popular misconception, it is not Jihad to kill innocents on the first place. The utmost blame is on whom who brainwashed people like Kasab to kill innocent non-Muslims in the name of Islam. We can’t say, whether he’ll enter paradise or hell, because maybe he sincerely repents before his death after realizing that he was extremely deluded by radical Muslims about concept of Jihad, but in a Murderer's repentance the case is a bit different because he has violated three rights: the rights of Allāh, the rights of his victim, and the rights of his victim’s heirs. Now, in regards the rights of Allāh, the only way to repay them is to sincere repentance and remorse. As regards the rights of his victim’s heirs, he has to hand himself over to them so that they may avail themselves of their rights. They have three choices: qisaas (retaliation), or diyah (“blood money”) or they may forgive him. As regards the rights of the victim, they cannot be compensated in this world. In this case, the scholars say that if the murderer’s repentance is sincere, Allāh will absolve him of the obligation to repay his victim, and will Himself compensate the victim on the Day of Resurrection. This is the soundest opinion. (al-Madaarij, 1/199). But if he doesn't, he would say hello to hell, because killing innocent human beings(Muslim/Non-Muslim) is amongst the gravest sins as The Prophet stated :

Narrated Anas bin Mālik:

The Prophet said, “The biggest of Al-Kabā'ir (the great sins) are: (1) To join others as partners in worship with Allāh, (2)
 to murder a human being, (3) to be undutiful to one's parents, and (4) to make a false statement,” or said, “to give a false witness.” 

- (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 83, Number 10)

Agniveer wrote :

“15. If indeed there is only life, why did God create so much of confusion about His original message.
The original Bible is simply not available. Quran was compiled after death of Prophet. And those who compiled were fighting each other to death. How can only rely on such blood-thirsty people to have had the capability to reproduce the original message of God? Further certain verses seem to have been added in Quran out of Satanic influences on Prophet.

If Allāh or God is so just, and is giving only one life to compete, why did he create such confusions which no human being can decipher. And then he lays the criteria that unless you are out of this confusion, you will burn in Hell! Not satisfied with this, he further went to condemn certain people to remain away forever from his message!”


Allāh hasn’t created any confusion. Bible is textually corrupted but Quran isn’t. Quran has been very well preserved. Agniveer is absolutely mistaken when he says those who compiled Quran were fighting with each other. This is not at all true, why didn’t he provide any reference to prove his case? The person who compiled The Quran in a single volume was ‘Zaid bin thabit’ radhiAllāhu anhu who was a great scribe of the Quran, he was assigned to do this job by Abu Bakr siddique radhiAllāhu anhu, and there were never any fight or dispute between them. Let’s have a concise look as to how the Quran was preserved.

• Quran was memorised by many companions of The Prophet, They include AbuBakr, Umar, Usman, Ali, Abdullah bin Masud, Talha, Sa'ad, Huzaifa, Ubayy bin Ka'b, Abdullah bin Abbas, Abdullah bin Zubar, Abdullah bin Sai'b, Zaid bin Thabit, Abu Hurairah, Abu Darda, Ma'az bin Jabal, Anas bin Malik, Abu Musa Ashari, Muawiyyah, Sayyidah Aisha, Sayyidah Umm Salmah, Sayyidah Hafsa and many more. More names of the companions who had rendered complete Qur'an to their memory can be found in An-Nashr fil Qir'at al-Ashr by Al-Jazri and Al-Ittiqan by Jalaluddin Suyuti. Despite long list of huffaz, the entire Quran was available in written form though not in a single volume. Zaid bin Thabit, one of the chief scribes relates: “I used to write down the revelation for the Holy Prophet. When the revelation came to him he felt intense heat and drops of perspiration used to roll down his body like pearls. When this state was over I used to fetch a shoulder bone or a piece of something else. He used to go on dictating and I used to write it down. When I finished writing the sheer wait of transcription gave me the feeling that my leg would break and I would not be able to walk anymore. Anyhow when I finished writing, he would say, 'Read!' and I would read it back to him. If there was any omission or error he used to correct it and then let it be brought before the people.”

- (Mu'jam Al-Tabarani Al-Awst 4/445 Hadith 1985. Authenticated by Al-Haithmi in Majma’ Al-Zawaid 8/257)

There are other ahadeeths which proves that the Quran was indeed available in written form during Prophet’s time,

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allāh's Apostle forbade the people to travel to a hostile country carrying (copies of) the Quran.

- (Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 233)

It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allāh (may peace be upon him) said: “Do not take the Qur'an on a journey with you, for I am afraid lost it should fall into the hands of the enemy.” Ayyub (one of the narrators in the chain of transmitters) said:“The enemy may seize it and may quarrel with you over it.”

- (Sahih Muslim 20:4609, See Also Sahih Muslim 20:4607, Sahih Muslim 20:4608)

• During The caliphate of Abu Bakr siddique asked Zaid bin thabit, who was a chief scribe to compile the Quran into a single volume; So, Abu Bakr told Umar and Zaid, “Sit at the entrance of the mosque. When one brings you something from the Book of Allāh with two witnesses, then record it.” 

- (Kitabul Masahif, Hadith 18)

Bilal(ra) roomed the streets of Medina and asked the Companions of the Prophet to bring the verses recorded with Prophet’s dictation.
- (Kitab as-Saba’ fil Qir’at li Ibn Mujahid, with research by Dr. Shauqi Da’if pub. Darul Ma’rif, Cairo, p.6)

For compilation at least two written witnesses were required.

Commenting on a narration from Ibn Abi Dawud Hafiz Ibn Hajr says,

“The intention was to accept only what had been written in the Prophet’s presence, not relying on one’s memory alone.”

- (Fath al-Bari 14/193)

In fact, the way was not by verifying the primary written source not only against each other but also against the memories of Companions who had learned directly from the Prophet. This was all accompanied with what is called Tawatur, Tawatur means gathering of information from multiple channels and comparing them, so that if the overwhelming majority agrees on one reading then the reading is accepted as true, because it is impossible for a vast majority to be wrong.

Very extreme care was taken in the compilation such as,

“Abu Bakr had not authorized him to record except what was already available (in written). For this reason Zaid refrained from including the last verse of Surah Bara’a until he came upon it in written form, even though he and his fellow Companions could recall it perfectly well from memory.”
- (Fath al-Bari 14/193)

This speaks loads about the way Quran was compiled, after the compilation the copy of Quran was kept in custodianship of Abu Bakr(ra).

So, this was a way brief history of first ever compilation of the Quran in one master volume. To know about it’s preservation in latter times and all about it, one may read this article - 
Preservation of Quran by Saaib Ahmed

Regarding so-called ‘satanic verses’ I would say that Agniveer has failed to provide the evidence that indeed there were any satanic verses. This myth of satanic verses is based on the book, Tarikh al-Tabari, which is highly inauthentic. Since, Agniveer hasn’t provided any evidence to consider this story as authentic; I wouldn’t go here in details about it. This article(The myth of Satanic verses by Waqar Akbar Cheema) answers this issue, beautifully. 
Allāh hasn’t created any sort of confusion; rather Islamophobes like Agniveer has created confusion in the cyber world to deceive less knowledgeable people. Since, the hate monger has no more relevant questions to come up with he has resorted to throwing red herrings, so that, he may prolong his comical article.

Agniveer wrote :

“16. Both Islam and Christianity believe that God forgives the sins of one who agrees to accept the respective religion! This means that regardless of whatever you have done, if finally you say sorry, you will go scot-free in Heaven! And if you have been a devout believer but at last moment you say, “I refuse to believe”, he will give you ticket to Hell.”


Agniveer failed to mention here, that one needs to be sincere while accepting Islam, say for example, if I’d been an ignorant polytheist throughout the life but after realizing the purpose of life, Islam as truth, I embrace Islam whole heartedly it would erase my sins because one can accept Islam only while sincerely repenting from the sins of kufr and shirk. I don’t find anything logically objectionable in it. Doesn’t Allāh al-Aleem know what’s in the heart of those who repent as to whether or not we’re really sorry about our sins? Allāh is the Omniscient, All-knowing unlike god as depicted by Arya Samaj who couldn’t forgive sins perhaps because this poor being isn’t all-knowing and most merciful. He’s like a strict judge such as we’ve in our society, but in case of Allāh ar-rahman His divine Judgment too includes His Mercy, as He ar-Raheem declares,

“… and My Mercy embraces all things…”
- (Quran 7:156)

Before, I proceed to refute his further contentions, let’s have a concise insight for the requisites of repentance and forgiveness of sin.

Sincerity is the key of repentance : “O you who believe! Turn to Allāh with
 sincere repentance!”
- (Quran 66:8) 
Being consistent to the righteousness after the repentance : “And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them (till his death)”

- (Quran 20:82)
“Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depth (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. Except those who repent (from hypocrisy), do righteous good deeds, hold fast to Allāh, and purify their religion for Allāh (by worshipping none but Allāh, and do good for Allāh’s sake only, not to show off), then they will be with the believers. And Allāh will grant the believers a great reward”
- (Quran 4:145-146)

Giving up the sin : “Say to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief), their past will be forgiven.” 

- (Quran 8:38)

Inferences from the above cited Quranic verses are that repentance demands three conditions:

1- One should give up the sin at once.

2- One should regret, rather, extremely HATE having done it.

3- One should resolve never to go back to it, rather HATE even the thinking of going to back to it. 
NOTE : In case, any person has violated any other person's rights, he would've to surrender and repent to that very person, say for example, if someone stole money of another person, he would've to return the victim that money and then surrender for punishment, rest would depend on the victim. In such a case, its an additional requisite to the above three. 

Further, Agniveer wrote :

“This raises further doubts:

One ,
Does it not render the entire life and all its multi-dimensionality and complexity wasteful? The entire life, its efforts, its studies all go for a toss, and what remains is a final yes or no. Is this not against nature?
We all know anger is bad. But still we succumb to anger at times, due to limits of our understanding and our neural programming.
So if someone has been a believer throughout but out of confusion, in last few days of his life, became an apostate, why should he be punished so severely?
And another one, who was apostate forever, why should he be rewarded Heaven despite all the nonsense he thought and did for decades? No decision is without confusion. The only way to take a right decision without confusion is to know everything and be able to analyze everything. This is impossible for any human. Thus no decision of human can be considered reliable and final. Thus regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with Quran/ Bible, the decision is full of confusion and based on extremely limited knowledge. Is God not crazy then to curse one to Hell and another one to Heaven forever, based on a momentary decision which was taken out of ignorance?
Is God not stupid to have designed such a faulty testing mechanism that relies on ignorance of people which will decide thefate of all souls forever?”


No, it’s not faulty at all, in factually, it’s in conciliation with the Allāh’s obviously intuitive attribute ‘All-Knowing’ if Allāh knows our intention and sincerity, why couldnt’t He forgive?

As for a person in anger, who didn’t think or decide before saying wouldn’t be considered in sight of Allāh ar-Rahman-o-rahim as an apostate because Allāh know his condition better for He’s al-Aleem; He states :

“Allāh will not punish you for 
what is unintentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths.

- (Quran 5:89)

Regarding the second person, I think I already have provided enough logically plausible reasons. Repeating it would be void and wastage of e-space. I don’t know what exactly he meant when he wrote “No decision is without confusion” going by the same “logic” the agniveer’s decision of writing his article is confusion. Agreed, that no decision of humans could be final, but the rewards depend upon the determined and sincere intention. If the intention is a sincere and determined one, the rewards/punishment will be given accordingly. God isn’t crazy, rather, He’s The Most Merciful. 
Agniveer wrote :

“Two,
Does it not provide an inbuilt motivation mechanism in the system to keep doing all sorts of nonsense throughout the life and say sorry at the end?
We thus, see many becoming saint-like as old age comes to say sorry and go to Heaven. More careful ones do the nonsense, and then confess the same, and go scot-free!”

No, it doesn’t provides any sort of motivation; because - (a) Islam on other hand highly condemns sinning & (b) The person planning to repent in future after enough sinning could never be sincere and would never remorse while repenting, rather, it would be foolishness, and since Allāh al-Aleem knows everything, whatsoever one reveals and whatsoever one conceals, this so-called repentance won’t work.

Also, Allāh al-Ghafoor states :

“Allāh accepts the repentance of those who do evil, in ignorance and repent...”


                                                                                   - (Quran, 4:17)

However, having future plans to repent while keeping on sinning is not committing evil in ignorance. Rather, it’s intentional. Sincere repentance is not merely the matter of words spoken on the tongue. Rather, the acceptance of repentance is subject to the condition that the person gives up the sin straight away, that he regrets what has happened in the past, that he resolves not to go back to the thing he has repented from, that he restores people’s rights or property if his sin involved wrong doing towards others, and that he repents before the agony of death is upon him. Allāh says,

“Allāh accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent afterwards; it is they whom Allāh will forgive and Allāh is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.
 And of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil deeds until death faces one of them and he says: ‘Now I repent;’ nor of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful torment”  

- (Quran 4:17-18)

Agniveer wrote :

“Three,
Why does nature work opposite to God’s method then? Was nature designed by God when he was imperfect, or what is a joint-venture with Satan? Because in nature, if you commit a mistake, you cannot go scot-free without paying the price.
If you eat lots of sugars and get diabetic, you do not get cured by saying Sorry! You need to undergo the entire treatment process and even then perfect cure is not guaranteed. We do not get strong by saying, Sorry! We do not get back our teeth by saying, Sorry! We do not become scholars by saying, Sorry! We do not master skills by saying, Sorry!
On contrary, in nature, everything happens in a continuous process as per definite laws. There is simply no escape from it. Why does God suddenly become so dismally and so confusingly discrete then! God must be crazy!”


It seems there’s a ‘hidden premise’ in building of Agniveer’s contention viz, “God should work like the nature works” which doesn’t seem to have any philosophical justification on the first place. What’s the problem if Allāh forgives on a sincere sorry? Don’t we humans out of mercy forgive our children on a sincere sorry? Doesn’t a mother forgive her child or even her grown son/daughter on a sorry? Seemingly, agniveer’s mother/father have never pardoned him ever and if it’s the other way round he should bully them by asking such ridiculous questions, “Mom/Dad, why did you forgive me when I said sorry? You’re crazy. Don’t you know, it’s opposite to how nature works? Don’t you know, in nature, everything happens in a continuous process as per definite laws.  And I request Agniveer to mail us the response of his parents. There is something like LOVE and MERCY with which Agniveer seems to be distant, I am sure Islamophobia him so. Every conscious being who is close to us possess love and mercy towards us, how could it be that Allāh ar-Raheem doesn't have those for His very creation? But wait, there is a justification for Arya Samajic god, which is, he didn't create the souls. So, the question of this 'god' being merciful and kind towards us is far from imagination. I don't understand as to why he asks humans to pray to him while he idly frets.  


“I am God Almighty, I am the Light of the world like the sun. Neither defeat, nor death, can ever approach me. I am the controller of the universe, know me alone as the Creator of all. Strive ye diligently for the acquisition of power and wealth such ( as true knowledge). ASK YE OF ME. May ye never lose my friendship. I give true knowledge,which is real wealth, unto men who are truthful. I am the revealer of Vedas which declare my true nature. It is through the Vedas that I advance the knowledge of all. I am the prompter of the good and true. I reward those who devote themselves to the good of humanity. I am the cause, I am the support of all that exists in this universe. May ye never turn away from me. MAY YE NEVER ACCEPT ANOTHER GOD IN MY PLACE, NOR WORSHIP HIM.”

- (RIG VEDA, 10:49:1, as cited in Satyarth Prakash)

Why does such an Ishwar demands worship when he doesn’t even deserves it on the first place? Why achieving such an Ishwara is a requisite for salvation? (refer, Updesh Manjari p. 43)

By the way, it's quite ironical to see Agniveer saying “You need to undergo the entire treatment process” when every suffering is simply result of previous deeds, one shouldn't intervene in it by having treatment. In fact, the ‘karma’ theory works against the way the nature works, let’s see, how? Agniveer said, if we eat a lot of sugar we’ll become diabetic, not exactly, but assuming he being a layman, meant, Hyperglycemic, yes we'll, get hyperglycemic, but in accord to karma theory the sugar dissolved in blood must come back out of the mouth after reversal of processes for rectification. Isn’t it opposite to how the nature works? We simply get cured by going through the medical treatment but in accord to Karma theory the process must reverse for rectification which obviously sounds opposite to law of nature

Agniveer wrote :

“17. If God is just and kind, why does He demand belief in things we can neither see, hear, analyze or feel, for booking our permanent future? Neither we see God, nor see Him doing the kind of miracles we read in Bible or Quran, nor we witness any Prophets or messengers around, nor we have ever seen any Holy Spirit or Angel, nor we ever see any virgin giving birth to any baby, nor we have seen even trailer of Heaven/ Hell, nor we ever saw the Garden of Eden, nor did we discover the seven/ four skies etc etc.
Yet belief in each of these is necessary to book a seat in Heaven!
And if we do not, we are doomed to Hell forever!
On top of it, God gave us the intelligence to be able to test what is fraud and what is right. In this world, we respect those people more who have more of this intelligence.
But in God’s kingdom, this intelligence is the greatest cause of sin.
Only the blinds will enter the Heaven. Rest shall burn in Hell!
The God’s world is indeed very confusing.
God must be crazy!”

What has it got to do with Allāh’s attribute of ‘just’ and ‘kind’? Indeed, Allāh has made belief in the unseen mandatory; how does that prove  those who believe in these unseen realms and beings as blinds? None can disprove existence of these things. If the entities and events which are unseen, unheard, unfelt, not analyzed aren’t true then I must say existence of an electron in isolation, big bang, universe’s continous expansion, the existence of a potter named ‘Ishwar’,  infinite cycle of Universe creation-dissolution, soul, eternal matter, time, and the belief of Arya samajists in paranormal events such as - Humans at first were born as adults, 
Miracles of Dayananda Saraswati aren’t reality. If one further argues that there are serene proofs of these I would say the same for those unseen realms and events in which we Muslims believe has got a proof  viz., Creator’s own word ‘Quran’; our belief in these are based on these premises - (a) God does exist, (b) God is one and only, and (c) Quran is word of that one God. Here, I don’t find it relevant to prove these three, I've already written on first two topics on this blog and sooner Inshaa'Allah, I'll be writing on Quran as word of God. Further, Agniveer is deceiving when he says, “But in God’s kingdom, this intelligence is the greatest cause of sin.” it’s not true at all, rather, it is the other way round, as Allāh almighty urge us to ponder, reflect and use our intlelligence to evaluate things; as He al-Khalique rhetorically says,


“Do they not use their minds?” 

- (Quran 6:32)

“Do they not reflect within themselves?” 

- (Quran 30:8)

It is pathetic seeing agniveer mewling and asserting otherwise without having any bit of knowledge about Islam. In fact, The Vedas which are considered as word of Ishwar by Arya Samajists makes worshipping Ishwar and ‘yajna’ as mandatory. In fact, those who don’t perform it are called as ‘Rakshasas’!
“..O man I ordain thee to worship the All-pervading God.”

- (Yajurved 5:21, Tr. Devi chand)

Those who don’t perform yajna are evil minded rakhshasas, 

 “...The inferior articles not used in the sacrifice are the allotted portion of the fiends.”
- (Yajurved 2:23, Tr. Devi chand)
Devi chand writes in the footnote of this mantra: 

“Rakhshasas means the evil minded persons, 
who do not perform yajna. They eat the inferior articles rejected in the yajna.”
Tell me folks, how just is it on Ishwar’s part to order destruction of those 'Rakhshasas'?

“..Exterminate all fiends and 
evil-minded persons in the world.” 
- (Yajurved 2:19, Tr. Devi chand)

Ishwar makes a person holy only when he follows his commands, then, we may assume all non-Hindus must be unholy, no?

“...I become pure and holy by following Thy(Ishwar) commands.” 
- (Yajurved 2:14, Tr. Devi chand)

Conclusion :


Throughout 
His article, he has merely displayed his deficiency of knowledge about the religion of Islam, his hatred and prejudice towards semitic religions, his stupid premises on which he built his cases, he has exposed his sheer ignorance about his own dharma. Concisely speaking, he displayed how “reliable” and “intellectual” he is; his intellect (?) which undoubtedly sinks below zero is a huge danger for innocent readers and his lunatic team mates. Agniveer IS crazy!



And say, “Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart.

- Surah Al-Isra (17:81)


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