Dates are Allah's Qadr. "Qadhar na" - No one can change the Decree of Almighty Allah
Dear Brothers & Sisters
Assalaamu Alaikkum wa Rahmathullaahi wa Barakaathu hu
You may be wondering why the title is given as "No one can change the Decree of Almighty Allah". A true muslim will not have any doubt in this fact.
We all have heard and read in Quran the word “ QADR”, “TAQDHEER” many times.
As you are aware, this word is derived from the root Qaf-Dal-Ra.
We are giving the meanings of various words derived from this root :
Qaf-Dal-Ra= to measure/decree/determine/stint/straiten, to have power, to be able, a measure, means, ability, a term/decree, doom, destiny, measured, decreed.
qudrun - knowledge, law, value, power, measure, majesty, ability, glory, honour,
standard, limit, destiny. taqdir - knowledge, law, measuring decree, judgement,
maqduran - made absolute, executed.
miqdar - due measurement, definite quantity.
qaddara - to make possible, prepare, devise, lay plan, facilitate.
muqtadir - powerful, able to prevail.
We are giving below some of the verses which use these words:
15:60, “ Qadhar na” - Except for his wife, of whom We have decreed that she shall be of those who remain behind.
27:57 “Qadhar na hu”- So, We saved him and his family, except his wife. We destined her to be of those who remained behind. ,
In these two verses, Almighty Allah says about the family of Lut (Alaihi salaam).
Almighty Allah DESTINED/DECREED his wife to perish with those who were punished.
So, no human could save her.
In the following verse (25:2), Almighty Allah says that HE has created everything and measured it exactly which no one can alter:
25:2, “ Fa Qadhara hu” - He has created everything, and has measured it exactly according to its due measurements.
In verse 41:10, Quran says that the Almighty Allah has decreed the sustenance for all future generations. No one can decrease or increase the sustenance.
41:10, “ Qadhara feeha” - He placed therein firm mountains from above it, and He blessed it, and measured therein its sustenance in four Days equal for all those who ask.
In 56:60, Almighty Allah says that HE has DECREED death to all:
56:60, “ Qadhar na”- . We have decreed death to you all, and We are not outstripped. No one can escape from death.
80:19, “ Fa Qadhara hu”From a Nutfah He created him and then set him in due proportion. This verse says that HE did not just created the man, but has SET him in due proportion which no human nor any force can alter.
87:1-3 “ Qadhara” - Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High. Who has created, and then proportioned it. And Who has measured (preordainments for everything even to be blessed or wretched); and then guided.)
This verse (87:1-3) says that Almighty Allah has pre-ordained each man whether he has to be blessed or to be wretched, no human nor any force can alter these preordained end.
41:12, “ Taqdheerul” - And We adorned the nearest (lowest) heaven with lamps (stars) to be an adornment as well as to guard. Such is the decree of Him, the Almighty, the All-Knower.
This verse clearly shows that what Almighty Allah, the All Knower has decreed no one can change.
These above verses categorically teach us that what ever Almighty Allah has decreed/destined/measured out/ set/pre-ordained no human nor any force can change.
We are sure all of you will agree to our above statement. If anyone differs (Naudubillah), he must study the Dheen much more deeply.
Though all of you accept our above high-lighted statement, we still see many who do not believe (Naudubillah) in these following verses from the very same Quran :
10:5, “ Wa Qadhara hu”- It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light and measured out for it stages that you might know the age and the reckoning. Allah did not create this but in truth. He explains the Ayat in detail for
people who have knowledge.)
36:38, “ Taqdheerul” And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed).
That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.
36:39, “Qadhar na hu” - And the moon, We have decreed for it stages, till it returns like the old dried curved date stalk.
6:96,” fa Qadhara hu” Taqdeera” - (He is the) Cleaver of the daybreak. He has appointed the night for resting, and the sun and the moon for reckoning. Such is the measuring of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.)
In these above verses also Almighty Allah uses the same word, “Qadharahu/Taqdheerul/ Qadhar na hu/ Fa Qadhara hu /Taqdheera”- all derived from the same rootQaf-Dal-Ra. But, majority do not believe (Naudubillah) !!
Their wrong stand implies that the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) has given them permission to change the dates as they wish or that permission is given to start the new month as and when one sees the hilaal, even after 2 days !!
They do not realize that such permission will never be given by the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) who has lived as Quran; who knew all the above verses of Quran which categorically state that whatever Almighty Allah has decreed/destined/measured out/ set/ pre-ordained no human nor any force can change.
He (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) knew that the perishing of Lut (AS)’s wife could not be changed by anyone as it was decreed by Allah; that whatever Almighty Allah has measured out, no one can alter it; that the death decreed to all by Almighty Allah cannot be altered by any one; that whatever the Almighty Allah has pre-ordained cannot be altered by any human/ any force.
Like wise the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) also knew very well that the calendar fixed by the Almighty Allah on the very day He created the heavens and the earth cannot be changed by any force; that the moon-phases are the dates for the mankind; that manaazil which Almighty Allah has decreed for the moon to show on each day, till the end cannot be changed and that with these manaazil,age can be measured out precisely and that “urj oonil qadeem” is the last visible phase of the month and that the next day of seeing the “Urj” is the day of Ghummah.
In 10:5, 9:36-37 & 36:39 Almighty says that HE has decreed stages (manaazil) for the moon so that we can findout the correct day on which each month has to start , according to the decree of Almighty Allah; according to what HE has recorded (decreed) in His Book on the very day HE created the heavens and the earth.
Those who insist on seeing the hilaal in order to start the new month are accusing the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) to have gone against what Quran teaches (NAUDUBILLAH).
How can the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) who was rightly guided by the Almighty Allah go against HIS decree ???
The minds of those who accuse the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) are so much adulterated by the Jews that they are not realizing the danger in such accusations.
Iblees, the know enemy is having a field day and is misleading millions into sin -making them miss the fast of the first day (in case of Ramdhaan) and making them commit the sin of fasting on the day of Eid (in case of Shawwal)
Any one with commonsense will agree that the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) has not given any sanction to start the month whenever one sees the hilaal.
He (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) knew very well that such starting of the month will definitely have dates not tallying with the moon-phases, as directed by Quran 2:189.Such wrong starts will be contrary to Quran.
So, it is high time that majority of muslims realize the truth that NO CLOUDS NOR POOR VISION OF MAN CAN CHANGE THE START OF THE MONTH.
They should also realize that only if they consider the day of conjunction as the last day of the month, they can start the new month on the correct day with the dates tallying with the moon-phases.
We once again request Br. Khalid Shaukat and Br Sulatn Alam to make use of their resources to search for the last visible phase “Urj Oonil Qadeem” and report the sighting so that we can start the new month after nearly 48 hours of its sighting. (If “urj” is seen on a Monday at Fajr, the new month starts on Wednesday at Fajr, Tuesday being the day of Gummah / Conjunction).
May Almighty Allah forgive all our errors, sins and faults and May HE provide a place for all of us in Jannathul Firdouse. Aameen
S. N. Mohamed Sultan
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