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“THE LOVE STORY OF THE SUN AND THE MOON”

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P.S… This story is dedicated to all lovers out there. The story (itself) is purely fictional… I just hope I don’t offend anyone

Allow me to tell you a story… And listen to what I have to say… A love story of the Sun and Moon… And the reason for why it rains…

Long before mankind was created… To live in the drama we call life… A dramatic love affair occurred… In the shadows and darkness of night…

The Sun was a brave and handsome Spirit… He shone the heavens above high… And he wore the finest of armour… That shined like a ruby in the sky…

The Moon was too a beautiful Spirit… She was the Mistress of the night… And the young lovers would dance together… Her evening gown of diamonds bright…

The Sun could see her beautiful face… The Sun could hear her beautiful song… The Sun could use his smell, touch and taste… To experience her sweet embrace…

But their love was strongly forbidden… By jealous Forces in the sky… Warning the Sun to leave his lover… If he didn’t, they threatened he would die…

The Sun did understand the danger… That his actions could lead to his death… But the sun would not leave his lover… He still loved the Moon with his last breath…

His defiance angered the planets… And he was taken to a place to be judged… The Planets also captured his lover… Against the Sun, the Planets held a grudge…

The Sun was stripped of his fine armor… To increase his humiliation… While the Moon could only bear witness… The Sun faced his adjudication…

The Planets charged the Sun… His crime was that he’d fallen in love… How could such an act be accepted?… The stars witnessed from the sky above…

The Plantets then offered to forgive the Sun… If he’d only deny his love for the Moon… The Sun refused to deny his heart… For what else could this young lover do?…

The Planets in their anger, took his eyes, his nose, mouth and ears… So he would not be able to feel her touch… The Moon cried a waterfall of tears…

The Sun was stripped of all his senses… And was left to shame and complete disgrace… But the Sun still rises every morning… Alive, but without a face…

The Moon understood his sacrifice… That was his testimony of love… And has vowed to stay by his side… To eternally dance in the sky above…

The Moon still holds her lover who can’t see… Or even feel the warmth of her touch… He cannot even hear the song she sings… The Moon misses her lover so much…

So the next time rain falls from the sky… Giving water for the earth and all the trees… Think of the Moon who forever cries… For her lover to return to thee…

So the next time it rains water… That falls to give our earth sweet life… Take a moment to reflect on the Moon… who will never be the Sun’s honored wife….

So those that have lost true love… Whatever the reason be… Rise up every morning… And shine for the world to see… And even if your separated, by a fate you can’t control… True love is always destined… Just shine with all your soul

MY FAITH TEACHES ME, THAT…

“There is nothing in the cosmos or on the earth that doesn’t come to the Beneficent as a servant. Certainly He (Allah) comprehends them, and has numbered them all. And everyone of them will be brought back to life, and come to Him on the day of Resurrection…”

But, those who believe and do good deeds, for them the Beneficent will surely bring about love.

Noble Qur’an: Surah Maryam (Chapter 19 verses 93-96)

Jamal Romeo Santiago Shabazz/2014

The Muslim’s-Guide to converse with Atheists/Anti-Theists:

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Author’s note:
Unfortunately, usually, when it comes to the subject of having any form of intelligent, civil discourse, with any Atheist/Anti-Theist, concerning Theism vs. Atheism/Anti-Theism, it ends up being a conversation that always goes on tangents, which are the faults of both Theists & Atheists/Anti-Theists, who engage in these types of conversations, debates, arguments, etc. However, ironically, for Theists, Muslims especially, they never realize (until it’s too late, and when they’ve said all of the wrong things, either inaccurately or completely out-of-context) that it’s never about “winning” an argument with any Atheist/Anti-Theist. The objective is to simply not lose an argument with an Atheist/Anti-Theist. We, as Muslims, have to be very intelligent, tactful, and wise, whenever conversing with people of an Atheist/Anti-Theist disposition. However, one of the major things which Muslims, Theists, generally, get caught-up with, when conversing with Atheists/Anti-Theists, is the whole “Scientific-Fallacy”…I’ll explain what I mean by “Scientific-Fallacy”.

This is what I mean by the “Scientific-Fallacy”:

Whenever Atheists/Anti-Theists converse with those who are Theists, they always, in order to dominate the conversation, drag the issue into the realm of Science, and then challenge people like us to formulate a Divinity-Theory/Law, in which we’re then pigeon-holed into trying to prove the existence of Allah via the “Scientific-Method”. And, ironically, sadly, we fall for this entrapment, every time/all of the time.

Now, the best way to counter this “Scientific-Fallacy” is simply the following:

Make the point that by using the “Scientific-Method”, to attempt to “prove” the existence of a “Divine-Creator”, is self-admission that Allah: the Creator/Lord of the Universe thus exists within the confines of the Physical-Universe. Now, we as Muslims, we know, based upon what Allah teaches us, in the Qur’an, that the Universe has 2-Dimensions: Physical & Non-Physical. Now, with Allah being who He is, we know that there is no way that He can possibly exist within either Dimension of the Universe, because He is Eternal/Non-Created: existing with neither a Beginning nor an Ending. Also, you can only use the “Scientific-Method” to detect the Existence of Things which exists within the confines of the Physical-Universe, and since this is the case, you cannot use the “Scientific-Method” to prove the Existence of Allah, and Atheists/Anti-Theists know this fully well. But, they also know that it’s so easy to trap-up Theists, who are not on to their entrapment. So, because one cannot use the “Scientific-Method”, to prove the Existence of Allah, that’s what Revelation is for. However, the Problem is that Atheists/Anti-Theists don’t recognize, respect, or accept Revelation. Basically, it gets to the point of the Atheist/Anti-Theist point of view having nothing to do with anything Scientific.

One of the other things that they challenge us to do is to disprove all of the “Scientific-Proofs” of things like “Evolution”. Even though, ironically, there still isn’t any definitive proofs for almost all of the elements of “Evolution”, “Darwinian-Evolution”, particularly, which clearly explains why generally, largely, “Evolution” is still, til this very day, classified as merely a “Scientific-Theory” as opposed to a “Scientific-Law”, especially in terms of determining the Origin of Man. And, if a Theist, a Muslim, especially, says that they even accept all that they interpret Science to be, which would include “Evolution”, but, that Allah is the one who is Responsible for all of what “Evolution” states takes place within the Universe, you will be plainly called “Wrong” by any Atheist/Anti-Theist, just because you testify that a Divine-Creator is Responsible for all that exists. And, this also proves that Atheism/Anti-Theism is an `Aqidah/Theology, because they believe in the non-existence of a Divine-Creator-even though they claim that Theists cannot provide proof for the existence of a Divine-Creator, they themselves do the exact opposite; but, ironically, they have no Proof: Empirical/Scientific Evidence for what they claim is the non-existence of a Divine-Creator. Also, one of the key things which Muslims must be careful of are the classic “Spin-Off Arguments” which Atheists/Anti-Theists love to use to make Muslims, and Theists generally, look really Stupid.

Typically, almost always, a Muslim/Theist in general, would say that nothing comes from nothing, that all which exists has an Origin. But, then, an Atheist/Anti-Theist would attempt to trip you up, and spin that Argument right back around towards you & then challenge you, as to why is it that Allah has no Origin, yet everything else does. And, the only way to dispute those varied “Spin-Off Arguments” is to simply use Revelation, which, unfortunately, they will deny. Honestly, that’s really the only edge that we, as Muslims, have over Atheists/Anti-Theists, Revelation: Islāmic-Texts (The Qur’ān & Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition. Simply from a Human-Level, we’re only 50/50 when conversing with Atheists/Anti-Theists, without referring to Revelation.

I say that for the following reasons:

Without the mercy & gift of Revelation, it is not at all possible to prove the Existence of Allah definitively. And, when it comes to the Belief in a Divine-Creator, when compared to the Disbelief of a Divine-Creator, with Revelation aside, we’re only at 50/50 with Atheists/Anti-Theists. Meaning, they can only disbelieve in a Divine-Creator, but, they have absolutely no Empirical/Scientific Evidence that a Divine-Creator doesn’t exist, it’s just that they’ve now replaced a Divine-Creator with their Intellect, Egos/Desires as their own Gods. While for us, without Revelation to substantiate our Belief, that’s all that it is, a Belief. And, this is why knowledge of Islam is so important for us to learn, know & live.

My conclusion:

This is not the only way to combat, ward-off Atheism/Anti-Theism. However, if one had no Idea how to, previous to reading this Article, then, I’m pretty confident that, with Allah’s Help/Guidance, this will empower Muslims with the Necessary-Tools to keep Atheists/Anti-Theists at bay, so as to not allow their Beliefs (rejecting the Existence of a Divine-Creator) to cause Doubts in the purity, authenticity of our Islamic-Beliefs.

Gareth Bryant/2013