Responses to "It is Truth"

Chapter 7

The Appearance of New Diseases due to Spreading of Lewdness

Professor T.V.N.Persaud: I have no difficulty in my mind in concerning that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to relay the statement.

Following is one of the ahadeeth which Professor Persuad studied:

When forty-two nights have passed over the conceptus, Allah sends an angel to shape it and create its hearing, vision, skin, muscles and bones. Then the angel asks: O Lord, will it be male or female? And Allah decides what He wills and the angel records it. [Saheeh Muslim, Kitaab Al-Qadar]

Please think about what you are saying! Do we become male or female at day 42? What were we before then? The sex of a child is determined at conception, not at 42 days. Also, what was the embryo composed of before the 42nd day if it did not have skin and muscles? The Qur'an and Hadith tell us that the embryo was a blood clot prior to the 42nd day! In any event, what does this have to do with the subject of this chapter - lewdness and disease?

Dr. Persaud presented many researches concerning the relationship between both the Qur'an and the Sunnah and modern science. The following is another hadeeth which Professor Persuad studied and made it the subject of one of his presentations: If lewdness exists among people and then appears as a common and open practice, plagues and new diseases which did not exist before will spread among them. [Ibn Maajah, Al-Hakim]

Could you please quote the Hadith and/or provide us with a reference? I have looked extensively in the MSA-USC Hadith Database and CANNOT find this Hadith or any similar to it!

An additional issue is the morality of diseases according to the Hadith. Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 82:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Five are regarded as martyrs: They are those who die because of plague, abdominal disease, drowning or a falling building etc., and the martyrs in Allah's Cause."

Therefore, are those "martyrs", who die in these new plagues, "lewd"?

The words of the Prophet (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam) are very exact. AIDS is a very good example of the kind of disease which did not exist in the previous generations, but which is now increasing at an alarming rate and many people are now too afraid that they might catch it.

But don't worry, Muhammad and the Hadith, give us the cure:

Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 592:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death."

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