Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Worship is Compulsory

Those who long for success in their work here on the earth worship the celestial controllers. Success in work comes quickly in this human world. (4.12)Do your duty to the best of your ability, O Arjuna, with your mind attached to the Lord, abandoning worry and selfish attachment to the results, and remaining calm in both success and failure. The selfless service is a yogic practice that brings peace and equanimity of mind. (2.48)



Quran2:110. And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: and whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you ye shall find it with Allah; for Allah sees well all that ye do 214. Or do ye think that ye shall enter the Garden (of Bliss)without such (trials) as came to those who passed away beforeyou? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shakenin spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were withhim cried: "When (will come) the help of Allah?" Ah! verily thehelp of Allah is (always) near!



Christian

(Islamic Worship (Salat) in the bible)
Nehemiah 8:6 And Ezra blessed Jehovah (Allah), the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands. And they bowed and worshiped to Jehovah with their noses to the ground.



Quran2:152. Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful toMe and reject not faith153. O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance andprayer: for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.



James2:17 So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. 18 But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith out of my works. 19 You believe that God is One. You do well; even the demons believe and shudder. 20 But are you willing to know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?

James6:15 And the prayer of faith will save those being sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he may have committed sin, it will be forgiven him. 16 Confess to one another the deviations from the Law, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. Very strong is the prayer of a righteous one, being made effective. 17 Elijah was a man of like feeling to us, and he prayed in prayer for it not to rain; and it did not rain on the earth three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to sprout. 19 If anyone among you goes astray from the truth, brothers, and anyone turns him back, 20 know that the one turning a sinner from the error of his way will save the soul from death, and will hide a multitude of sins.


Matthew5:44 but I say to you, Love your enemies; bless those cursing you, do well to those hating you; and pray for those abusing and persecuting you,

Mark13:38 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit truly is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew21:22 And all things, whatever you may ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.



Jewish


Isaiah45:6 that they may know from the rising of the sun, and to its going down, that there is none besides Me; I am Jehovah, and there is none else; 7 forming light, and creating darkness; making peace, and creating evil. I, Jehovah, do all these things. 8 Drop down from above, O heavens; and let the clouds pour down righteousness. Let the earth open and let salvation bear fruit; and let righteousness spring up together. I, Jehovah have created it. 9 Woe to him who fights with the One who formed him! A potsherd among the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to its former, What are you making? Or does your work say, He has no hands? 10 Woe to him who says to a father, What are you fathering? Or to the woman, What are you laboring over? 11 ¶ So says Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, and the One who formed him, Do you ask Me of the things to come? Do you give command to Me about My sons, and about the work of My hands? 12 I have made the earth, and created man on it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands; and I have set all their host in order. 13 I raised him up in righteousness, and have made straight all his ways. He shall build My city, and he will release My captives; not for price, nor for reward, says Jehovah of Hosts. 14 So says Jehovah, The labor of Egypt, and the goods of Ethiopia, and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come to you; and they shall be yours. They shall come after you; they shall cross in chains; and they shall bow to you; they shall plead to you. Surely God is in you, and there is none else, no other God.


Nehemiah 8 1 ¶ And all the people gathered as one man into the plaza before the Water Gate. And they spoke to Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which Jehovah had commanded to Israel. 2 And Ezra the priest brought the Law before the congregation, both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month. 3 And he read in it before the plaza before the Water Gate, from the morning until noon, before the men and the women, and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people listened to the Book of the Law. 4 And Ezra the scribe stood on a pulpit of wood which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand were Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam. 5 And Ezra opened the book to the eyes of all the people, for he was above all the people. And when he opened it, all the people stood up. 6 And Ezra blessed Jehovah, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands.

And they bowed and worshiped to Jehovah with their noses to the ground.

Charity (Sadaqa / Zaqat)

Hinduism B.Gita
(3.12)Charity that is given as a matter of duty, to a deserving candidate who does nothing in return, at the right place and time, is considered to be charity in the mode of goodness. (17.20) Charity that is given unwillingly, or to get something in return, or looking for some fruit, is said to be in the mode of passion. (17.21) Charity that is given at a wrong place and time, and to unworthy persons; or without paying respect to the receiver or with ridicule, is said to be in the mode of ignorance.

Quran2:195. And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah and makenot your own hands contribute to your destruction but do good;for Allah loveth those who do good 215. They ask thee what they should spend (in charity). Say:Whatever ye spend that is good is for parents and kindred andorphans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whatever ye dothat is good Allah knoweth it well
Christian
Luke11:41 But give alms of the things which are within, and behold, all things are clean to you.
Luke3:11 And answering, he said to them, The one that has two tunics, let him give to him that has not. And the one that has food, let him do the same
Luke 17:22 And hearing these things, Jesus said to him, Yet one thing is lacking to you: sell all, as much as you have, and give to the poor; and you will have treasure in Heaven. And come, follow Me. 23 But having heard these things, he became very much grieved, for he was exceedingly rich. 24 And having seen him, becoming very grieved, Jesus said, How hardly those having riches shall enter into the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go in through a needle's eye than for a rich one to enter into the kingdom of God Matthew20:24 And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to pass through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. 25 And His disciples were exceedingly astonished when they heard this, saying, Who then can be saved? 26 But having looked at them, Jesus said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

The Laws of God (Sheria)

Hinduism
Eternal family traditions and codes of moral conduct are destroyed with the destruction of the family. And immorality prevails in the family due to the destruction of family traditions. (1.40) And when immorality prevails, the women of the family become corrupted; when women are corrupted, unwanted progeny is born. (1.41) This brings the family and the slayers of the family to hell, because the spirits of their ancestors are degraded when deprived of ceremonial offerings of love and respect by the unwanted progeny. (1.42)
Quran2:27. Those who break Allah's Covenant after it is ratified and who sunder what "Allah has ordered to be joined and do mischief on earth: These cause loss" (only) to themselves. 28. How can ye reject the faith in Allah? Seeing that ye were without life and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return
Christian

Matthew 5: 17 آ¶ Do not think that I came to annul the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to annul, but to fulfill. 18 Truly I say to you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, in no way shall one iota or one point pass away from the Law until all comes to pass Luke16:17 But it is easier for the heaven and the earth to pass away than one point of the Law to fail
Luke 10:25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, testing Him and saying, Teacher, What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 26 And He said to him, What has been written in the Law? How do you read it? 27 And answering, he said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength," and with all your mind, and "your neighbor as yourself." Deut. 6:5; Lev. 19:18 28 And He said to him, You have answered rightly; do this, and you shall live
Luke 17:20 You know the commandments: "Do not commit adultery," "do not murder," "do not steal," "do not bear false witness," "honor your father and your mother." Ex. 20:12-16 21
Matthew 22:36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law? 37 And Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." Deut. 6:5 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Lev. 19:18 40 On these two commandments all the Law and the Prophets hang.

jewish
Deutronomy4:11 And you drew near and stood below the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the heavens, darkness, cloud and thick gloom. 12 And Jehovah spoke to you out of the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you did not see a form, only a voice. 13 And He declared His covenant to you which He has commanded you to do, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. 14 And Jehovah commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, for you to do them in the land which you shall pass over to possess it.
Exodus 20 1 ï؟½ And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 I am Jehovah your God, who has brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 3 You shall not have any other gods before Me. 4 You shall not make a graven image for yourself, or any likeness in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth; 5 you shall not bow to them, and you shall not serve them; for I am Jehovah your God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, on the third and on the fourth generation, to those that hate Me; 6 and doing kindness to thousands, to those loving Me, and to those keeping My commandments. 7 You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain; for Jehovah will not leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain.
Deut7:9 Because of this, know that Jehovah your God, He is God, the faithful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to those who love Him, and to those who keep His commands, to a thousand generations; 10 and repaying to his face those that hate Him, to destroy him; He will not delay, He will repay him who hates Him, to his face. 11 And you shall keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the ordinances which I am commanding you today, to do them.
Deuteronomy 8 : 1 آ¶ You shall take heed to do every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may live and may multiply and may go in and possess the land which Jehovah has sworn to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember all the way which Jehovah your God has caused you to go these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, to try you, to know that which is in your heart, whether you will keep His commandments or not.
Deuteronomy 14 1 آ¶ You are sons to Jehovah your God; you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 2 For you are a holy people to Jehovah your God; and Jehovah has chosen you to be a people to Him, a special treasure out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 3 You shall not eat any abominable thing. 8 And the swine, because it divides the hoof, but does not chew the cud; it is unclean to you. You shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead body.
Quran2:168. O ye people! eat of what is on earth lawful and good; and do not follow the footsteps of the evil one for he is to you an avowed enemy 169. For he commands you what is evil and shameful and that ye should say of Allah that of which ye have no knowledge 170. When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah hath revealed" they say: "Nay! we shall follow the ways of our fathers." What! even though their fathers were void of wisdom and guidance? 171. The parable of those who reject faith is as if one were to shout like a goat-herd to things that listen to nothing but calls and cries; deaf dumb and blind they are void of wisdom 172. O ye who believe! eat of the good things that We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is Him ye worship 173. He hath only forbidden you dead meat and blood and the flesh of swine and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah but if one is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience nor transgressing due limits then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful
Quran2:40. O children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favor which I bestowed upon you and fulfil your covenant with Me as I fulfil My covenant with you and fear none but Me. 41. And believe in what I reveal confirming the revelation which is with you and be not the first to reject faith therein nor sell My Signs for a small price: and fear Me and Me alone. 42. And cover not Truth with falsehood nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is) 43. And be steadfast in prayer; practice regular charity; and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship) 44. Do ye enjoin right conduct on the people and forget (to practice it) yourselves and yet ye study the Scripture? Will ye not understand? 45. Nay seek (Allah's) help with patient perseverance and prayer: it is indeed hard except to those who bring a lowly spirit 46. Who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Lord and that they are to return to Him 47. O children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favor which I bestowed upon You and that I preferred you to all others (for My message) 48. Then guard yourselves against a day when one soul shall not avail another nor shall intercession be accepted for her nor shall compensation be taken from her nor shall anyone be helped (from outside) 49. And remember We delivered you from the people of Pharaoh: they set you hard tasks and punishments slaughtered your sons and let your womenfolk live; therein was a tremendous trial from your Lord 50. And remember We divided the sea for you and saved you and drowned, Pharaoh's people within your very sight 51. And remember We appointed forty nights for Moses and in his absence you took the calf (for worship) and ye did grievous wrong 52. Even then We did forgive you; there was a chance for you to be grateful. 53. And remember We gave Moses the Scripture and the criterion (between right and wrong) there was a chance for you to be guided aright 54. And remember Moses said to his people: "O my people! Ye have indeed wronged yourselves by your worship of the calf so turn (in repentance) to your Maker and slay yourselves (the wrong-doers); that will be better for you in the sight of your Maker." Then He turned toward you (in forgiveness); for He is Oft-returning Most Merciful 55. And remember ye said: "O Moses! we shall never believe in thee until we see Allah manifestly" but ye were dazed with thunder and lightning even as ye looked on 56. Then We raised you up after your death; ye had the chance to be grateful. 57. And We gave You the shade of clouds and sent down to you manna and quails saying: "Eat of the good things We have provided for you"; (but they rebelled); to Us they did no harm but they harmed their own souls. 58. And remember We said: "Enter this town and eat of the plenty therein as ye wish; but enter the gate with humility in posture and in words and We shall forgive you your faults and increase (the portion of) those who do good." 59. But the transgressors changed the word from that which had been given them; so We sent on the transgressors a plague from heaven for that they infringed (our command) repeatedly 60. And remember Moses prayed for water for his people; We said: "Strike the rock with thy staff." Then gushed forth there from twelve springs. Each group knew its own place for water. So eat and drink of the sustenance provided by Allah and do no evil nor mischief on the (face of the) earth. 61. And remember ye said: "O Moses! we cannot endure one kind of food (always); so beseech thy Lord for us to produce for us of what the earth groweth its pot-herbs and cucumbers its garlic lentils and onions." He said: "will ye exchange the better for the worse? Go ye down to any town and ye shall find what ye want!" They were covered with humiliation and misery; they drew on themselves the wrath of Allah. This because they went on rejecting the signs of Allah and slaying His messengers without just cause. This because They rebelled and went on transgressing 62. Those who believe (in the Qur'an) and those who follow the Jewish (Scriptures) and the Christians and the Sabians and who believe in Allah and the last day and work righteousness shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve. 63. And remember We took your covenant and We raised above you (the towering height) of Mount (Sinai) (saying): "Hold firmly to what We have given you and bring (ever) to remembrance what is therein perchance ye may fear Allah." 64. But ye turned back thereafter had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allah to you ye had surely been among the lost. 65. And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath; We said to them: "Be ye apes despised and rejected." 66. So We made it an example to their own time and to their posterity and a lesson to those who fear Allah. 67. And remember Moses said to his people: "Allah commands that ye sacrifice a heifer." They said: "Makest thou a laughing-stock of us?" He said: "Allah save me from being an ignorant (fool)!" 68. They said: "Beseech on our behalf thy Lord to make plain to us what (heifer) it is! He said: "He says: The heifer should be neither too old nor too young but of middling age; now do what ye are commanded!. 69. They said: "Beseech on our behalf thy Lord to make plain to us her color." He said: " He says a fawn-colored heifer pure and rich in tone the admiration of beholders!" 70. They said "Beseech on our behalf thy Lord to make plain to us what she is to us are all heifers alike; we wish indeed for guidance if Allah wills." 71. He said: "He says a heifer not trained to till the soil or water the fields; sound and without blemish." They said: "Now hast thou brought the truth." Then they offered her in sacrifice but not with good- will 72. Remember ye slew a man and fell into a dispute among yourselves as to the crime but Allah was to bring forth what ye did hide 73. So We said: "Strike the (body) with a piece of the (heifer)." Thus Allah bringeth the dead to life and showeth you His Signs perchance ye may understand. 74. Thenceforth were your hearts hardened; they became like a rock and even worse in hardness. For among rocks there are some from which rivers gush forth; others there are which when split asunder send forth water; and others which sink for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do 75. Can ye (O ye men of Faith) entertain the hope that they will believe in you? Seeing that a party of them heard the word of Allah and perverted it knowingly after they understood it. 76. Behold! when they meet the men of Faith they say: "We believe" but when they meet each other in private they say: "Shall you tell them what Allah hath revealed to you that they may engage you in argument about it before your Lord?" Do ye not understand (their aim)? 77. Know they not that Allah knoweth what they conceal and what they reveal? 78. And there are among them illiterates who know not the Book but (see therein their own) desires and they do nothing but conjecture 79. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say: "This is from Allah" to traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write and for the gain they make thereby 80. And they say: "The fire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days"; Say: "Have ye taken a promise from Allah for He never breaks His promise? Or is it that ye say of Allah what ye do not know?" 81. Nay those who seek gain in Evil and are girt round by their sins they are? Companions of the Fire therein shall they abide (for ever) 82. But those who have faith and work righteousness they are Companions of the Garden therein shall they abide (for ever) 83. And remember We took a covenant from the children of Israel (to this effect): worship none but Allah; treat with kindness your parents and kindred and orphans and those in need; speak fair to the people; be steadfast in prayer; and practice regular charity. Then did ye turn back except a few among you and ye backslide (even now) 84. And remember We took your Covenant (to this effect): shed no blood amongst you nor turn out your own people from your homes; and this ye solemnly ratified and to this ye can bear witness. 85. After this it is ye the same people who slay among yourselves and banish a party of you from their homes; assist (their enemies) against them in guilt and rancor; and if they come to you as captives ye ransom them though it was not lawful for you to banish them. Then is it only a part of the Book that ye believe in and do ye reject the rest? But what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life? and on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what ye do 86. These are the people who buy the life of this world at the price of the Hereafter; their penalty shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped. 87. We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of Apostles; We gave Jesus the son of Mary clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you an Apostle with what ye yourselves desire not ye are puffed up with pride? Some ye called impostors and others ye slay! 88. They say "Our hearts are the wrappings (which preserve Allah's word we need no more)." Nay Allah's curse is on them for their blasphemy; little is it they believe. 89. And when there comes to them a Book from Allah confirming what is with them although from of old they had prayed for victory against those without faith when there comes to them that which they (should) have recognized they refused to believe in it; but the curse of Allah is on those without Faith. 90. Miserable is the price for which they have sold their souls in that they deny (the revelation) which Allah has sent down in insolent envy that Allah of His Grace should send it to any of His servants He pleases; thus have they drawn on themselves wrath upon wrath. And humiliating is the punishment of those who reject Faith. 91. When it is said to them: "believe in what Allah hath sent down" they say "We believe in what was sent down to us"; yet they reject all besides even if it be truth confirming what is with them. Say: "Why then have ye slain the prophets of Allah in times gone by if ye did indeed believe?" 92. There came to you Moses with clear (Signs); yet ye worshipped the Calf (even) after that and ye did behave wrongfully. 93. And remember We took your Covenant and We raised above you (the towering height) of Mount (Sinai) (saying): "Hold firmly to what We have given you and hearken (to the Law)"; they said: "We hear and we disobey"; and they had to drink into their hearts (of the taint) of the calf because of their faithlessness. Say: "Vile indeed are the behests of your faith if ye haved any faith!" 94. Say: "If the last Home with Allah be for you specially and not for anyone else then seek ye for death if ye are sincere." 95. But they will never seek for death on account of the (sins) which their hands have sent on before them. And Allah is well acquainted with the wrong-doers. 96. Thou wilt indeed find them of all people most greedy of life even more than the idolaters; each one of them wishes he could be given a life of a thousand years; but the grant of such life will not save him from (due) punishment for Allah sees well all that they do.

God's will overrides our intentions

Hindu Gita
Four types of virtuous ones worship or seek Me, O Arjuna. They are: The distressed, the seeker of Self-knowledge, the seeker of wealth, and the enlightened one who has experienced the Supreme Being. (7.16) Among them the enlightened devotee, who is ever united with Me and whose devotion is single-minded, is the best. Because I am very dear to the enlightened, and the enlightened is very dear to Me. (7.17) All these seekers are indeed noble. But, I regard the enlightened devotee as My very Self, because the one who is steadfast abides in My Supreme Abode. (See also 9.29)
Christian James4:13 Come now, those saying, Today or tomorrow we will go into this city, and we will spend one year there, and we will trade and will make a profit, 14 who do not know of the morrow. For what is your life? For it is a mist, which for a little while appears, and then disappears. 15 Instead of you saying, If the Lord wills, even we will live, and we will do this or that; 16 but now you boast in your presumptions. All such boasting is evil. 17 Therefore, to anyone knowing to do good, and not doing it, it is sin to him.
Luke20:4 The baptism of John, was it from Heaven, or from men? 5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we say, From Heaven, He will say, Then why did you not believe him? 6 But if we say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are being convinced that John was a prophet. 7 And they answered, they did not know from where. 8 And Jesus said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things John2:23 آ¶ And as He was in Jerusalem, at the Passover, at the Feast, many believed into His name, seeing the miracles which He did. 24 But Jesus Himself did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all, 25 and because He had no need that anyone should witness concerning man, for He knew what was in man.

Quran18:23. Nor say of anything "I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow" 24. Without adding "So please Allah!" And call thy Lord to mind when thou forgettest and say "I hope that my Lord will guide me ever closer (even) than this to the right road." 18:37. His companion said to him in the course of the argument with him: "Dost thou deny Him Who created thee out of dust then out of a sperm- drop then fashioned thee into a man? 38. "But (I think) for my part that He is Allah my Lord and none shall I associate with my Lord 39. "Why didst thou not as thou wentest into thy garden say: `Allah's Will (be done)! There is no power but with Allah!' If thou dost see me less than thee in wealth and sons
Quran2:70. They said "Beseech on our behalf thy Lord to make plain to us what she is to us are all heifers alike; we wish indeed for guidance if Allah wills."
11:32. They said: "O Noah! thou hast disputed with us and (much) hast thou prolonged the dispute with us: now bring upon us what thou threatenest us with if thou speakest the truth!" 33. He said: "Truly Allah will bring it on you if He wills and then ye will not be able to frustrate it!
9:O ye who believe! truly the pagans are unclean; so let them not after this year of theirs approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty soon will Allah enrich you if He wills out of his bounty for Allah is All-Knowing All-Wise 29. Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth (even if they are) of the People of the Book until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued 30. The Jews call Uzair a son of Allah and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouths; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the truth! 31. They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of Allah and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; Yet they were commanded to worship but one Allah: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to him: (far is He) from having the parents they associate (with him) 32. Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with their mouths but Allah will not allow but that His light should be perfected even though the unbelievers may detest (it) 33. It is He who hath sent His apostle with guidance and religion of truth to proclaim it over all religions even though the pagans may detest (it). 34. O ye who believe! there are indeed many among the priests and anchorites who in false hood devour the substance of men and hinder (them) from the way of Allah. And there are those who bury gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah: announce unto them a most grievous penalty 35. On the day when heat will be produced out of that (wealth) in the fire of hell and with it will be branded their foreheads their flanks and their backs "this is the (treasure) which ye buried for yourselves: taste ye then the (treasures) ye buried
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Natural mystic

The Mystery
Baghavad Gita -
(9.04) Look at the power of My divine mystery; in reality, I أ‚آ¾ the sustainer and creator of all beings أ‚آ¾ do not depend on them, and they also do not depend on Me. (In fact, the gold-chain does not depend on gold; the gold-chain is nothing but gold. Also, matter and energy are different as well as non-different). (9.05) Perceive that all beings remain in Me أ¢â‚¬â€‌ without any contact or without producing any effect أ¢â‚¬â€‌ as the mighty wind, moving everywhere, eternally remains in space. (9.06)
The eternal and immutable Spirit of the Supreme Being is also called Eternal Being or the Spirit. The inherent power of cognition and desire of Eternal Being (Spirit) is called the nature of Eternal Being. The creative power of Eternal Being (or Spirit) that causes manifestation of the living entity is called Karma. (8.03) Various expansions of the Supreme Being are also called Temporal Beings or Divine Beings. The Supreme Being also resides inside the physical bodies as the divine Controller. (8.04)
All beings merge into My primary material Nature at the end of a cycle of just over 311 trillion solar years, O Arjuna, and I create them again at the beginning of the next cycle. (See also 8.17) (9.07) I create the entire multitude of beings again and again with the help of My material Nature. These beings are under control of the modes of material Nature. (9.08) These acts of creation do not bind Me, O Arjuna, because I remain indifferent and unattached to those acts. (9.09) The divine kinetic energy (Maya) أ‚آ¾ with the help of material Nature أ‚آ¾ creates all animate and inanimate objects under My supervision, and thus the creation keeps on going, O Arjuna. (See also 14.03) O Arjuna,

I am the Supreme Spirit (or Supersoul) abiding in the inner psyche of all beings.
I am also the creator, maintainer, and destroyer أ‚آ¾ or the beginning, the middle, and the end أ‚آ¾ of all beings. (10.20) I am the sustainer,
I am the radiant sun among the luminaries,
I am the controller of wind,
I am the moon among the stars. (10.21)I am the radiance in the sun and the moon, the sacred syllable OM in all the Vedas, the sound in the ether, and potency in human beings.
I am the sweet fragrance in the earth.
I am the heat in the fire, the life in all living beings, and the austerity in the ascetics. (7.08-09) O Arjuna, know Me to be the eternal seed of all creatures.
I am the intelligence of the intelligent, and the brilliance of the brilliant. (See also 9.18 and 10.39).
I am the Vedas,
I am the celestial rulers,
I am the mind among the senses,
I am the consciousness in living beings. (10.22) I am Lord Shiva, I am the god of wealth,
I am the fire god, and the mountains. (10.23)
I am the priest, and the army general of the celestial controllers, O Arjuna.
I am the ocean among the bodies of water. (10.24)
I am the monosyllable cosmic sound, OM, among the words;
I am the chanting of mantra among the spiritual disciplines; and
I am the Himalaya among the mountains.(9.15)I am the ritual,
I am the sacrifice,
I am the offering,
I am the herb,
I am the mantra,
I am the clarified butter,
I am the fire, and I am the oblation. (See also 4.24).
I am the supporter of the universe, the father, the mother, and the grandfather.
vI am the object of knowledge, the sacred syllable OM, and the Vedas.
vI am the goal, the supporter, the Lord, the witness, the abode, the refuge, the friend, the origin, the dissolution, the foundation, the substratum, and the immutable seed. (See also 7.10 and 10.39) (9.16-18)
I give heat, I send as well as withhold the rain.

I am immortality as well as death,
Lord Krishna said: O Arjuna, being pleased with you I have shown you, through My own yogic powers, this particular supreme, shining, universal, infinite, and primal form of Mine that has never been seen before by anyone other than you. (11.47) O Arjuna, neither by study of the Vedas, nor by sacrifice, nor by charity, nor by rituals, nor by severe austerities, can I be seen in this cosmic form by any one other than you in this human world. (11.48)
I am the holy fig tree among the trees, Narada among the sages, and I am all other celestial rulers. (10.26)
Know Me as the celestial animals among the animals, and the King among men.
I am thunderbolt among the weapons, and I am the cupid for procreation. (10.27-28)
I am the water-god, and the manes.
I am the controller of death.
I am the time or death among the healers, lion among the beasts, and the king of birds among birds. (10.29-30)
I am the wind among the purifiers, and Lord Rama among the warriors.
I am the crocodile among the fishes, and the holy Ganges river among the rivers. (10.31)
I am the beginning, the middle, and the end of all creation, O Arjuna.
vAmong the knowledge I am knowledge of the supreme Self. I am logic of the logician. (10.32)
I am the letter "A" among the alphabets.
I am the dual compound among the compound words.
I am the endless time.
I am the sustainer, and I am omniscient. (10.33)
I am the all devouring death, and also the origin of future beings.
I am the seven goddesses or guardian angels presiding over the seven qualities أ‚آ¾ fame, prosperity, speech, memory, intellect, resolve, and forgiveness. (10.34)
I am the Vedic and other hymns.
I am the mantras,
I am November-December among the months,
I am the spring among the seasons. (10.35)
I am gambling of the cheats; splendor of the splendid; victory of the victorious; resolution of the resolute; and goodness of the good. (10.36)
I am Krishna, Vyasa, Arjuna, and the power of rulers, the statesmanship of the seekers of victory.
I am silence among the secrets, and the Self-knowledge of the knowledgeable. (10.37-38)
Christian
Revelation 4 1 آ¶ After these things I saw. And behold, a door being opened in Heaven! And I heard the first voice as a trumpet speaking with me, saying, Come up here, and I will show you what needs to happen after these things. 2 And at once I became in spirit. And, behold, a throne was set in Heaven, and One sitting on the throne. 3 And the One sitting was in appearance like a jasper stone, and a sardius; and a rainbow was around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. 4 And around the throne I saw twenty four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty four elders sitting, having been clothed in white garments. And they had golden crowns on their heads. 5 And out of the throne come forth lightnings and thunders and voices. And seven lamps of fire are burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; 6 and a glassy sea before the throne, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne and around the throne were four living creatures, full of eyes before and behind. 7 And the first living creature was like a lion; and the second living creature like a calf; and the third living creature having a face like a man; and the fourth living creature like an eagle flying. 8 آ¶ And the four living creatures each one had six wings around, and within being full of eyes. And they had no rest day and night, saying, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty," the One who was, and is, and is coming! Isa. 6:3 9 And whenever the living creatures shall give glory and honor and thanks to the One sitting on the throne, to the One living to the ages of the ages, 10 the twenty four elders fall down before Him sitting on the throne; and they will worship the One living to the ages of the ages, and will throw their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Lord, You are worthy to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because You created all things, and through Your will they exist and were created.
Quran
24:35. Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: lit from a blessed Tree an Olive neither of the East nor of the West whose Oil is well-nigh luminous though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light. Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things 36. (Lit is such a light) in houses which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honor; for the celebration in them of His name: in them is He glorified in the mornings and in the evenings (again and again) 37. By men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from the Remembrance of Allah nor from regular Prayer nor from the practice of regular Charity: their (only) fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be transformed (in a world wholly new) 38. That Allah may reward them according to the best of their deeds and add even more for them out of His Grace: for Allah doth provide for those whom He will without measure


Lailailallah - Theres only one God

One God (without children or a trinity):
Who should we worship?
James2:19 You believe that God is One. You do well; even the demons believe and shudder..
Hindu Scriptures speak of only one God without children or a trinity:
Hindu Gita:
Many have become free from attachment, fear, anger, and attained salvation by taking refuge in Me, by becoming fully absorbed in My thoughts, and by getting purified by the fire of Self-knowledge. (4.10)
Those who perceive Me in everything, and behold everything in Me, are not separated from Me, and I am not separated from them. (6.30)
Whatever is endowed with glory, brilliance, and power; know that to be a manifestation of a very small fraction of My splendor. (10.41) What is the need for this detailed knowledge, O Arjuna? I continually support the entire universe by a very small fraction of My divine power. (10.42)The forces of Nature do all works. But due to delusion of ignorance people assume themselves to be the doer. (See also 5.09, 13.29, and 14.19) (3.27) The one who knows the truth about the role of the forces of Nature in getting work done does not become attached to the work. Such a person knows that it is the forces of Nature that get their work done by using our organs as their instruments. (3.28)
Hindu Scriptures speak against creating partners to God.
The non-dualists, who adore Me as abiding in all beings, abide in Me irrespective of their mode of living. (6.31) Do your duty dedicating all works to God in a spiritual frame of mind free from desire, attachment, and mental grief. (3.30)The one who has abandoned selfish attachment to the fruits of work, and remains ever content and dependent on no one but God, such a person آ¾ though engaged in activity آ¾ does nothing at all, and incurs no Karmic reaction. (4.20)

Jesus said only God should be worshipped
Matthew4:10
Then Jesus said to him, Go, Satan! For it has been written: "You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve Him only." Deut. 6:13

Rev22:8 And I, John, was the one seeing and hearing these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel showing me these things. 9 And he said to me, Behold! Stop! For I am your fellow-slave, and of your brothers the prophets, and of the ones keeping the Words of this Book. Do worship to God.
Jesus is not God, only God will judge us
Luke17:19 But Jesus said to him, Why do you say Me to be good? No one is good, except One: God. Luke15:13 No servant is able to serve two lords; for either he will hate the one, and he will love the other; or he will cling to one, and he will despise the other. You are unable to serve God and mammon

Luke 11:27
And it happened in His saying these things, lifting up her voice out of the crowd a certain woman said to Him, Blessed is the womb having borne You and the breasts which You sucked. 28 But He said, No; rather, blessed are those hearing the Word of God, and keeping it.

Luke12:14 But He s
aid to him, Man, who appointed Me a judge or a divider over you?
Jewish Scriptures speak of only one God :
Exodus 20 1 And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 I am Jehovah your God, who has brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Jewish Scriptures speak against creating partners to God.
Isaiah45:5 آ am Jehovah, and there is none else; there is no God except Me. I will clothe you, though you do not know Me,

Forbidden into paradise:(idolaters create partners to God as mediums or idols)
Revelation22:11
The one acting unjustly, let him still act unjustly; and the filthy, let him still be filthy; and the righteous, let him still do righteousness; and the holy, let him still be holy. 14 Blessed are the ones doing His commands, that their authority will be over the Tree of Life, and by the gates they may enter into the city. 15 But outside are the dogs and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone loving a lie, and making it.
Hell is Real
Revelation21:27
And all profaning may not at all enter into it, or any making an abomination or a lie; but only the ones having been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb. 21:8 But for the cowardly and unbelieving, and those having become foul, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the lying ones, their part will be in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

Introducing the Quran and Islam (The Kingdom of Heaven)
James1:19
So that, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. 20 For the wrath of man does not work out the righteousness of God. 21 On account of this, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of evil, in meekness receive the implanted Word being able to save your souls. 22 But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, this one is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he studied himself, and has gone away, and immediately he forgot of what kind he was. 25 But the one looking into the perfect Law of liberty, and continuing in it, this one not having become a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in his doing.
God finally reveals his name to mankind: "Allah".
Quran 7:71. He said: "punishment and wrath have already come upon you from your Lord: dispute ye with me over names which ye have devised ye and your fathers without authority from Allah? Then wait: I am amongst you also waiting."
9:180. The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in His names: for what they do they will soon be requited 181. Of those We have created are people who direct (others) with truth and dispense justice therewith 182. Those who reject Our signs We shall gradually visit with punishment in ways they perceive not 183. Respite will I grant unto them: for My scheme is strong (and unfailing) 184. Do they not reflect? Their companion is not seized with madness: he is but a perspicuous warner
12:40. "If not Him ye worship nothing but names which ye have named ye and your fathers for which Allah hath sent you no authority: the Command is for none but Allah: He hath commanded that ye worship none but Him: that is the right religion but Most men understand not.
17:108. And say: "Glory to our Lord! truly has the promise of our Lord been fulfilled!" 109. They fall down on their faces in tears and it increases their (earnest) humility 110. Say: "Call upon Allah or call upon Rahman: by whatever name ye call upon Him (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Neither speak thy Prayer aloud nor speak it in a low tone but seek a middle course between." 53: 19. Have ye seen Lat an Uzza 20. And another the third (goddess) Manat? 21. What! for you the male sex and for Him the female? 22. Behold such would be indeed a division most unfair! 23. These are nothing but names which ye have devised ye and your fathers for which Allah has sent down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire! Even though there has already come to them Guidance from their Lord
God chooses who is going to heaven and hell before they are born.
Quran2:257.
Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire to dwell therein (for ever)
The Jews and Christians no longer keep their old-testament
Quran2: 99.
We have sent down to thee manifest signs (ayat); and none reject them but those who are perverse 100. Is it not (the case) that every time they make a Covenant some party among them throw it aside? - Nay most of them are faithless
Only prophets should be imitated (Sunnah)
Quran2:101.
And when came to them an Apostle from Allah confirming what was with them a party of the people of the Book threw away the Book of Allah behind their backs as if (it had been something) they did not know!
The prophets do not contradict
Quran2:285. The Apostle believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah His angels His books and His Apostles "We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His Apostles." And they say: "We hear and we obey; (We seek) Thy forgiveness Our Lord and to Thee is the end of all journeys."
God tests us in this life
Quran2:286. On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray): "Our Lord! condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith."
God controls everything in space and in atoms
Quran
2:186. When my servants ask thee concerning Me I am indeed close (to them); I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me; let them also with a will listen to My call and believe in Me; that they may walk in the right way 22:18. Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and on earth the sun the moon the stars; the hills the trees the animals; and a great number among mankind? But a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment: and such as Allah shall disgrace none can rise to honor: for Allah carries out all that He wills
Only God should be worshipped (Islam)
Quran2:107. Knowest thou not that to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And besides Him ye have neither patron nor helper.

2:255 Allah! there is no Allah but He the living the Self-subsisting Eternal. No slumber can seize him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to his creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of his knowledge except as He willeth. His throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. For He is the Most High the Supreme (in glory)

2:163. And your Allah is one Allah; there is no god but He Most Gracious Most Merciful 164. Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah sends down from the skies and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth; (here) indeed are signs for a people that are wise
Allah's warning to Polytheists and believers of trinities
Quran
4:170. O mankind! the Apostle hath come to you in truth from Allah: believe in him: it is best for you. But if ye reject faith to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth: and Allah is All-Knowing All-Wise 171. O people of the Book! commit no excesses in your religion: nor say of Allah aught but truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an Apostle of Allah and His Word which He bestowed on Mary and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His Apostles. Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is One Allah: glory be to him: (for Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs 172. Christ disdaineth not to serve and worship Allah nor do the angels those nearest (to Allah): those who disdain His worship and are arrogant He will gather them all together unto himself to (answer) 173. But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness He will give their (due) rewards and more out of His bounty: but those who are disdainful and arrogant He will punish with a grievous penalty; nor will they find besides Allah any to protect or help them 174. O mankind! verily there hath come to you a convincing proof from your Lord: for We have sent unto you a light (that is) manifest

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Creation and its purpose

Hinduism B.Gita
Those who know that the duration of creation lasts 4.32 billion years and that the duration of destruction also lasts 4.32 billion years, they are the knowers of the cycles of creation and destruction. (8.17) All manifestations come out of the primary material Nature during the creative cycle, and they merge into the primary material Nature during the destructive cycle. (8.18)

Jewish:

Isaiah45:18 For so says Jehovah, Creator of the heavens; He is God, forming the earth and making it; He makes it stand, not creating it empty, but forming it to be lived in. I am Jehovah, and there is none else.
Christian
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men;
The universe was created for man
Quran2:21.
O ye people! adore your Guardian-Lord who created you and those who came before you that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness 22. Who has made the earth your couch and the heaven your canopy; and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto Allah when ye know (the truth)29. It is He who hath created for you all things that are on earth; moreover His design comprehended the heavens for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; and of all things he hath perfect knowledge
Only God can create or take life: He created Adam as a ruler
Quran2: 28.
How can ye reject the faith in Allah? Seeing that ye were without life and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return 29. It is He who hath created for you all things that are on earth; moreover His design comprehended the heavens for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; and of all things he hath perfect knowledge 30. Behold thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth. They said "Wilt thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood? Whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not." 31. And He taught Adam the nature of all things; then He placed them before the angels and said: "Tell Me the nature of these if ye are right." 32. They said: "Glory to Thee of knowledge we have none save that Thou hast taught us: in truth it is Thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom."
Adam named all creatures
2:33. He said: "O Adam! tell them their natures." When he had told them Allah said: "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heaven and earth and I know what ye reveal and what ye conceal?" 34. And behold We said to the angels: "Bow down to Adam"; and they bowed down not so Iblis he refused and was haughty he was of those who reject Faith. 35. We said: "O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the garden and eat of the bountiful things therein as (where and when) ye will but approach not this tree or ye run into harm and transgression" 36. Then did Satan make them slip from the (garden) and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been. We said: "Get ye down all (ye people) with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling place and your means of livelihood for a time." 37. Then learnt Adam from his Lord words of inspiration and his Lord turned, toward him; for He is Oft-Returning Most Merciful 38. We said: "Get ye down all from here; and if as is sure there comes to you guidance from Me" whosoever follows My guidance on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve. 39. "But those who reject Faith and belie Our Signs they shall be Companions of the Fire; they shall abide therein." 40. O children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favor which I bestowed upon you and fulfil your covenant with Me as I fulfil My covenant with you and fear none but Me. 41. And believe in what I reveal confirming the revelation which is with you and be not the first to reject faith therein nor sell My Signs for a small price: and fear Me and Me alone.
The Quran on the big bang and water as the ingredient to life

Quran 21:30. Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation) before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? 31. And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm lest it should shake with them and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may receive guidance 32. And We have made the heavens as a canopy well-guarded: Yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)!
The Quran on the cellestial orbits and mountains as tectonic pegs
21:33. It is He Who created the Night and the Day and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along each in its rounded course 34. We granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if then thou shouldst die would they live permanently? 35. Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial: to Us must ye return Quran 41: 9. Say: Is it that ye Deny Him Who created the earth in two Days? And do ye join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds. 10. He set on the (earth) Mountains standing firm high above it and bestowed blessings on the earth and measured therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion in four Days in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (sustenance). 11. Moreover He Comprehended in His design the sky and it had been (as) smoke He said to it and to the earth: "Come ye together willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We do come (together) in willing obedience."
There are seven levels of Heaven and angels prohibit our premature ascension (Both mankinf and devils(Jinn))
21:12. So He completed them as seven firmaments in two Days and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might Full of knowledge.

Islamic Sunnah Al-Bukhari
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 414 One day the Prophet stood up amongst us for a long period and informed us about the beginning of creation (and talked about everything in detail) till he mentioned how the people of Paradise will enter their places and the people of Hell will enter their places. Some remembered what he had said, and some forgot it.415 Allah's Apostle said, "Allah the Most Superior said, "The son of Adam slights Me, and he should not slight Me, and he disbelieves in Me, and he ought not to do so. As for his slighting Me, it is that he says that I have a son; and his disbelief in Me is his statement that I shall not recreate him as I have created (him) before." 416 Allah's Apostle said, "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My Anger."

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