As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah
I begin with the name of Allah, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful.
We have learned from the scholars in teaching their classes on Kitaab at-Tawheed (Book of Islamic Monotheism) and Qawaid ul-‘Arba (Four Rules of Shirk) how Allah has put the concept of Tawheed ur-Ruboobiyyah (Tawheed of Lordship) in the fitrah (natural disposition) of all of the creation.
Just this week, I was talking with one of my co-workers; he is going through a tough situation relating to work.
So i tried to console him by saying “Don’t stress yourself out too much over this, it’s not like this is the only place left where you can work”
So then he said to me, “Do you believe in the Lord?” And continued saying: “I believe in the Lord (and he pointed his fingers to the sky) and I keep supplicating to Him to take this burden off of me”
He continued to say “I am weak and He is powerful so I say to Him, ‘Here take this from me'”
Regardless of the fact if he was referring to Jesus as his Lord or the Lord of Jesus (Allah), the fact that he pointed his fingers to the sky showed to me that he affirms that the Lord is above us, as is befitting of Him subhana wa ta’ala.
Even the Christian’s aqeedah in terms of Ruboobiyyah is better than the aqeedah where some Muslims say (O Allah, guide them) “Allah is everywhere”
Listen to Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel’s beneficial points on the benefits of talking about Allah being above the Creation!
What the statue looked like before…
And what the statue looks like now after the lightning strike…
6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning
MONROE, Ohio – A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.
The “King of Kings” statue, one of southwest Ohio’s most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.
The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Monroe police dispatchers said.