Q. Do you have sainthood in Islam? Is Allah perceptible to our senses, by ways of meditation, prayers and penance? What is Islams response to free economic market?

A. Brother has asked a question that – what about free market economy? I have given a talk brother… Interest free economy promulgated in the Holy Qur’an. The cassette is available there – You can take the cassette. It shows you how to deal with Economics… Islamic Economics. Malaysia is following it… they are improving, in short. The second… meditation, etc. – Our best form of Ibaadah… the meditation, that we call. You can call meditation…with various words, with various meanings. That’s why, we prefer to keep it out.What we do is…we worship Allah (SWT). One of the forms of worship is, and I described in my talk… Salaah – That is how, do we thank Allah (SWT). And I showed you a brief thing… if you heard the talk, I showed you that one of the medical benefits. But we Muslims, we pray… to thank Allah (SWT), to gain guidance. Besides gaining medical benefits, we get guidance, in the Salaah – What is good, what is wrong… for the human being. Regarding your first question – Is there sainthood in Islam?… there is something like priesthood . But by priesthood… if you mean, by birth – there is nothing like… He is born like a priest… in Islam. Every human being… our beloved Prophet said… Every child is born in Deen-ul-Fitr. Deen-ul-Fitr means… born as a Muslim. Irrespective, whether he is born in a Hindu family, Christian family, or a Muslim family, or Buddhist family… he is born sinless. Every child born is born as sinless. Even a child in the Hindu family, if he dies at the age of five, he is going to go to Paradise, directly. Later on, they may get convinced, with wrong views, etc. – but every child born, is sinless. Regarding priesthood… there is nothing like priesthood birth… or by family. A person who is qualified – Example… we have Imams in our Mosques. A person who can recite well… anyone who is a Muslim, who can recite well, he can be an Imam. A scholar… a person who has more knowledge about a particular field, than you… ask  him for advice. The Qur’an says… Ask the person who knows. So suppose you want to know, what medicine… you will go to a doctor. If you want to know about science… you’ll go to a scientist. If you want to know the Revelation… when it was revealed, etc….the Holy Qur’an…you will go to a Maulana, who is well versed in that field – but there is nothing like…by birth priesthood. We have the Imans, who read the prayers for congregation – We have a leader…but not by birth. Hope that satisfies you, brother. All the human beings are equal. The only thing by which you are superior, is by righteousness. If you are more righteous…you are a superior human being, than another human being. Hope that answers your question.

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  1. Assalamualaikum.. Sir someone says sahih-al-bukhari contains not fully authenticated hadeeses.. Some hadeeses are not authenticated . What is your opinion?

    On 9/22/13, Dr Zakir Naik :: Question & Answer

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