In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The Unseen

The vast majority of people have fallen victim to idol worship. Over the years, the one and only one monotheistic religion authorized by God has been evolving and spawning a new fa├žade through idol worship, with Satan's presence in the background to dupe the worshipers into the belief they are practicing pure monotheism.

What common ground have all these idol worshipers shared to fall into the practice of idol worship? They all have been in desperate need to a god they can see; Jesus, Mary, Imams, Saints, this educated and knowledgeable scholar, that man claiming to be a descendant or a companion of prophet so and so, etc... These are all figures of flesh and blood that the idol worshipers have physically witnessed or can trust that previous generations physically witnessed.

Having portraits, statues, and writings of the names of certain humans in places of worship is nothing but a NEED to have a visual of a god. It brings comfort to most humans when they create a physical manifestation of their god. Dwelling on searching through the hadith and sunna books or in the history documents of famous religious imams, saints, or rabbis is nothing but an attempt to recreate and relive a pious man's life, with the deception that this will bring us closer to God.

[39:3] Absolutely, the religion shall be devoted to GOD alone. Those who set up idols beside Him say, "We idolize them only to bring us closer to GOD; for they are in a better position!" GOD will judge them regarding their disputes. GOD does not guide such liars, disbelievers.

God's scriptures teach us how exactly we love God, but our shortsightedness and limitations trick us into loving and worshiping what we can see and touch:

[75:5] But the human being tends to believe only what he sees in front of him.

To be able to believe in the UNSEEN is among the qualities and the traits of true righteous believers (2:3). This is not limited to the Unseen God, but includes and leads to the belief in all the UNSEEN; God's promises and warnings, the Day of Judgment (rewards and punishment), our creation, the angels, the jinns, God's prophesies, and all the unseen that we, physically and as humans, cannot comprehend. The past generations and the future ones are also UNSEEN for us. We're so limited only to a certain dimension of the present on a day to day basis. There is no way to have a flash back of the past generations and previous messengers or have a glimpse of the future ones. But again, true righteous submitters demonstrate their strength of faith through their belief in all this UNSEEN and by their certainty about the Last Day.

Three Categories of People
(1) The Righteous
[2:3] who believe in the unseen, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.
[2:4] And they believe in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed before you, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain.

When God swears in the Quran, His swearing is incredibly awesome with multidimensional effects and beauty. It doesn't equate the swearing or the oath of any other entity. Coming from the TRUTH, the Almighty, God's swearing brings the heart assurance, certainty, strength, immense glory, peace, light, and more guidance to the hearts of true believers. God swears by the UNSEEN in the Quran as a mercy and a powerful reminder for the sincere who benefit from His reminders (51:55, 25:73)

[69:38] I swear by what you see.
[69:39] And what you do not see.
[69:40] This is the utterance of an honorable messenger.

The following verse states many of the above examples of the UNSEEN:

[4:136] O you who believe, you shall believe in GOD and His messenger, and the scripture He has revealed through His messenger, and the scripture He has revealed before that. Anyone who refuses to believe in GOD, and His angels, and His scriptures, and His messengers, and the Last Day, has indeed strayed far astray.

God is Just (3:182) and He is the Best Judge (6:57). He doesn't burden any soul beyond its means (23:62, 2:286), nor does He punish without warning (17:15, 11:117). The Most Merciful Has given every single community sufficient signs and proofs to believe in Him and find His path through His messengers and prophets with the support of their proofs and scriptures (10:47, 13:7, 16:36). Beyond all that, He consistently manifests Himself into everything and anything we see, and do. He promises us that He will continue showering us with His divine signs and proofs (41:53). The humans and the jinns are fully equipped to believe in ALL THE UNSEEN.

By God's will and Infinite Grace, we're among the generations that can verify His truth beyond any doubt. We do have, in hand, all the physical evidence of the divine authorship of the Quran. Without being eye witness, we do have a tangible and verifiable proof of all the UNSEEN divinely documented and preserved in the Quran, past and future. This is out of God's mercy that encompasses all mercies, but most humans are way so unappreciative, deaf, dumb, and blind. They still look for a seen god or idol!

[10:1] A.L.R.* These (letters) are the proofs of this book of wisdom. *10:1 These letters constitute a major portion of the Quran's awesome mathematical code and proof of divine authorship. See Appendix 1 for details.

[13:1] A. L. M. R.* These (letters) are proofs of this scripture. What is revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, but most people do not believe. *13:1 These initials constitute a major component of the Quran's built-in proof of divine authorship, the miraculous mathematical code. See Appendix 1.

[15:1] A.L.R. These (letters) are proofs of this scripture; a profound Quran.

A Great Prophecy* [41:53] We will show them our proofs in the horizons, and within themselves, until they realize that this is the truth.* Is your Lord not sufficient as a witness of all things? *41:53 The Arabic letters that compose this verse, without repetition, are 19, and their gematrical values add up to 1387, 19x73. This great prophecy, together with 9:33, 48:28, 61:9 & 110:2 inform us that the whole world is destined to accept the Quran as God's unaltered message (See Appendix 38).

We steadfastly persevere in worshiping God to be blessed with certainty (15:99) like prophet Abraham (6:75). The Most Gracious has provided us with all the physical and intellectual means to reach that cognitive stage and utilize all that is seen and witnessed to be certain of all the UNSEEN as well:

[27:1] T. S. These (letters) constitute proofs of the Quran; a profound scripture.
[27:2] A beacon, and good news, for the believers.
[27:3] Who observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and they are, with regard to the Hereafter, absolutely certain.

When we're certain, we're able to enjoy a state of mind of total submission to God's will. We peacefully accept the whole UNSEEN PACKAGE of our past and joyfully wait for that of our future until our souls rejoice in the eternal peace at our Lord. It's true peace all the way if we truly believe in the UNSEEN.

[2:2] This scripture is infallible; a beacon for the righteous;
[2:3] who believe in the unseen, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.
[2:4] And they believe in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed before you, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain.
[2:5] These are guided by their Lord; these are the winners.

Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.