Christians and Non-Muslims asks; If Allah is sealing the hearts of disbelievers, he is taking away their free will so they can not be judged !!
"Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil. And for them is a great punishment."(Quran 2:7)
○●○●○●○●○●○●○●  This verse does not refer to all the disbelievers rather it refers to those who bent on rejecting the truth although they knew it.
this verse is directed to: ◕ Jews who used to harass Prophet Moses in spite of all the signs and miracles they saw but the rejected truth.
◕ Jews who rejected Prophet Jesus (Pbuh) and used to insult and blaspheme against him and against his mother although they saw signs and miracles that Jesus did but they insisted on rejecting it.
◕ People (Jews & Christians & Pagans) who insist on disbelieving in Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) although they know in their hearts that he is a true Prophet.
◕ Hypocrites who if they want to convert to Islam that would only to corrupt Islam and misguide people.
○●○●○●○●○●○●○●  Allah did not wronged this people rather they wronged themselves. so it is not because Allah has set a seal on their hearts that these disbelievers do not understand and believe, but it is vice-versa. It is because these disbelievers bent on rejecting the truth and whether they are warned them or not they will not believe, that Allah has set a seal on their hearts.
○●○●○●○●○●○●○●  Their hearts are only sealed for as long as they wish to keep themselves in denial and ignorance. So, if a person wishes to open his eyes and learn, his seal will be removed because the door of repentance is always open.
"Except those who repent, have faith and good deeds, those Allah will charge their sins for good deeds. Certainly Allah is most forgiving and merciful." (25:70)
○●○●○●○●○●○●○●  If you are a Christian you will understand in the light of these verses:
⇛ [John 12:40-42] "The Lord has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts— so that their eyes cannot see, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and have me heal them.”
Isaiah was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory. Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue.
⇛ [Exodus 9:12] "But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said to Moses."
⇛ [Romans 9:18] 'Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden."
⇛ [Mark 6:52] "for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened."
⇛ [Ezekiel 12:2] "Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people."
I didn’t understand why did people follow religion, because religion was like fiction to me.
I started to become far from the church, and I started to go the opposite way.
I said I believe in nothing anymore. Everything is like a joke. And I became like really opposite. I don’t believe in religions. And that time was really hard, I was out of myself like Martin Luther King said, like lost, a hundred percent lost.
It was February, and I was playing guitar in a carnival in Rio de Janeiro. It wasn’t a good day for me, I was sad due to many stuff in my life, and I was in the street and I said I would go home. I was drunk with my guitar and I said I would go home. Walking in the street to my house, everybody was drunk and everything looked like shadows at that time. It was really a strange night.
In that time I was so sad. That night I took a shower. I came to my room and I did a sujud (prostration) without knowing what is a sujud. I just came to the floor and cried and I said “God, please take me out of this country or I’m going to die”. It was really intense for me to say this and it was a strong moment.
One month after this day I was in Dubai. One friend invited me to come to Dubai. Before travelling to Dubai, this friend was telling me about Dubai. Then I asked her “Now that you now are in Dubai, what’s Dubai?”
She answered “Dubai is in the Middle East, in the Persian Gulf, it’s Khaliji”
I said “Take care, they have a war there, and have Muslims. Take care about Muslims. They will kill you!”
And she started to laugh and said “No, no, it’s not like this here.” She added “I’m Muslim also”
I said “Oh my gosh, you are a Muslim? Take care about this!”
She said “You should come to see if it’s like that!”
I also didn’t pay for the flight, so it was something like Allah took me from Brazil to Dubai.
After 2 months in Dubai, I became Muslim and I said the Shahadah because it became obvious I was in the wrong way, doing the wrong things and Islam is like clarifying it. It is so clear.
Adel is like my brother. He is my best friend in Dubai. He helped me in everything and in every step and we talk a lot. Alhamdulellah, he is my best friend here. He taught me everything like teaching me everything about Islam also...
The first point for me in Islam to ask was “Do we need to pray every day?”
He said “Yes”
I repeated my question “Do you pray every day?!”
He answered “Yes, every day”
But the big thing that made me interested in Islam was the wudu' (ablution) because we take a shower for many things in life. To go to work you take shower. If you go to see a friend, you take a shower and put perfume and everything. But we don’t do this when we talk with God, we don’t take a shower, why? We should. You are going to talk with the King. You put perfume when you are going to talk with somebody. If you are going to talk with Allah you shouldn’t go dirty.
I also don’t have brothers or sisters I was an only child. So when I found Islam I found true brothers. So Adel is like a blood brother to me. My mother also never met Adel in person, but she said “Cassiano, you have a brother, and he is my son also, now he is my son.” So we are glad to meet each other. It was something like a plan. Allah has a plan for everything and He had that plan to connect people. He took me out from Brazil from Rio de Janeiro and put me in Dubai without spending one Dirham. And I came back to Brazil and I came back to Dubai without spending one Dirham again. So Allah has some plan for me here for sure, and I’m trying to keep everything in the straightway.
I went to Al-Jumuah (Friday) prayer in a big mosque in Sharjah. It was full with thousands of people, and when I finished saying the Shahadah and they knew I’m from Brazil. Everybody was like “He is from Brazil, he is playing football.” So when I said the Shahadah I was too strong in front of everybody. Everyone came to congratulate me. I stayed there for like almost 2 hours to go out just hugging people and they were kissing me and congratulating me and giving me books. It was so emotional. And for everybody we were like brothers. So I was born an only child and now I have too many brothers, alhamdulellah, I’m really glad.
I have a family in Dubai. Adel’s family is my family and it started to grow. And now I have two mothers and two fathers and they treat me like a son and like brothers...
Honestly I found here the peace that I don’t have there, the true friends, the true brothers I don’t have there. I had friends before with whom I would go to a bar or to a party, only for this. Now also when I became Muslim and I came back they said “Cassiano is not drinking anymore. He became Muslim. Don’t call him.” So they started to become far. It’s a matter of selection for me. Allah is selecting who is good to be close to me.
My life started to come to the Middle East, to Dubai, and I cannot stay in one place without a mosque. Mosques have done something magical for me. It’s incredible and beautiful.
One friend, Sheikh Yahya, called me and said “Cassiano, call this number, they are making trips to Umrah” so I called on another day a guy called Ahmed answered and said “Sorry but we already have 15 people”
I said “Really”
He said “Yes” and then he asked me “What’s your name?”
I said “Cassiano and I really want to go to the Umrah. This is something new for me. I’m a Muslim for just 2 years and half or three years.”
He called me in the morning and said “Listen one person cannot go. So you will go.”
So Alhamdulellah, Allah is putting me in the right way. Alhamdulellah Allah is taking care of me. I really feel this. I feel Allah is really taking care of my life and myself.
We just arrived in Madinah. The hotel we are staying in is near the mosque of the Prophet (peace be upon him) so we were blessed to be close to that holy place. The mosque was so beautiful and so big. And inside the mosque it was so beautiful and so peaceful. It was so good and the people there in Madinmah were so kind. They opened one door for us to go see the front of the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him)...
The policeman who was standing beside the grave told me “Come here close and say Assalamu`alaikum to Prophet (peace be upon him)” I did so and prayed for the guidance of my father and mother and for all people, and I really feel good, and I started to cry.
After this, we stayed three days in Madinah and then we travelled to Makkah to change our clothes for the state of Ihram. So when I entered the Haram and I saw the Ka'ba, which was exactly in the Zhuhr prayer, and it was the second Adhan, just for the prayer everybody standing in line for the prayer. I saw the Ka'bah and I started to cry again and I cried through the whole prayer. I don’t know. It was like I pray five times every day for that direction and I was there and I though like this is such an old place. This is so special place. It represents everything in Islam that I believe, they are all here. For me, it was the best place in the world. I was really glad to be there in Madinah and Makkah. It was really amazing and I was so glad.
My faith keeps me alive, keeps me waking, and provides me with hope. I really love Allah.
In the past, many things took priority in my life, but now Allah comes first in my life.
✝ ✞ "My Father is greater than ☛ all." [John 10:29] ✝ ✞ "…I cast out devils by ☛ the Spirit of God…." [Mathew 12:28]
✝ ✞ "…I with ☛ the finger of God cast out devils…." [Luke 11:20]
✝ ✞ "I can of mine own self ☛ do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not ☛ my own will, but the ☛ will of the Father which hath sent me.' [John 5:30]
✝ ✞ Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is ☛ not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared ☛ by my Father." [Matthew 20:23]
✝ ✞ "...I ascend unto ☛ my Father, and your Father; and to ☛ my God, and your God." [John 20:17]
✝ ✞ "No man can serve ☛ two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." [Matthew 6:24]
✝ ✞ "And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?And he said unto him, ☛ Why do you call me good? there is none good but one,☛ that is, God: but if you will enter into life, ☛ keep the commandments."[Matthew 19:17]
✝ ✞ "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his ☛ lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent ☛ him."[John 13:16]
✝ ✞ "And he said, Verily, I say unto you, No ☛ prophet is accepted in his own country." [Luke 4:24]
✝ ✞ "But now you seek to kill me, a ☛ MAN that has told you the truth, which I have ☛ heard of God..."[John 8:40]
✝ ✞ "Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a ☛ greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than ☛ he." [Matthew 11:11]
✝ ✞ "But in vain they do ☛ worship me, teaching for doctrines the ☛ commandments of men." [Matthew 15:9]
✝ ✞ "And call no man your ☛ father(GOD) upon the earth: for one is your Father, who is in heaven." [Matthew 23:9]
☪ ☪ And behold. God will say: "O Jesus son of Mary! Did´st thou say unto men, Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God?" He will say: "Glory to Thee! ☛ Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, Thou would´st indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Thine. For thou knowest in full all that is hidden. Never said I to them aught except what Thou did´st command me to say, to wit, worship God, my Lord and your Lord." (HOLY QURAN 5:119-120).
According to Himself "you determined to kill me (Jesus), a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God" [John 8:40]
According to the Disciples “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know." [Acts 2:22]
According to people in his lifetime "Concerning, Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people" [Luke 24:19]
According to the Quran "[Jesus] said, "Indeed, I am the servant of Allah . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet." [Quran 19:30]
But according to Paul "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form" [Colossians 2:9]
YOU HAVE THE CHOICE, YOU CAN FOLLOW JESUS AND THE TRUTH OR YOU CAN FOLLOW PAUL/SAUL OF TARSUS :)
In the field of physiology, there is one verse in the Holy Quran which appears extremely significant. One thousand years before the discovery of the blood circulatory system, and roughly thirteen centuries before it was determined that the internal organs were nourished by the process of digestive absorption, a verse in the Quran described the source of the constituents of milk in conformity with scientific facts.
“Verily in cattle, there is lesson for you; We give you to drink of what is inside their bellies coming from a conjunction between the contents (of the intestine) and blood, a milk, pure and pleasant for those who drink it.” (The Quran, 16:66)
The initial event, which sets the whole process in motion, is the conjunction of the contents of the intestine and blood at the level of the intestinal wall, which produces milk. This specific knowledge was unknown to mankind at the time when the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H).
“Allah is the One who made the sun a shining object and the moon as a light, and measured out (their) stages, that you may know the number of years and the count (of time), Allah did not create this but in truth; He (thus) explains His signs in detail, for those who understand.” (The Quran, 10:5)
“We have built above you seven strong (heavens) and placed therein a blazing lamp.” (78:12-13)
“Do you not see how Allah has created the seven heavens one above another; And made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun a lamp.” (71:15-16)
“Blessed is He who made constellations in the skies and placed therein a lamp (sun) and a moon giving light.” (25:61)
The Quran uses two different words for the sun and the moon. When it refers to the moon, the word is “NOOR” (light) and when it refers to the sun, the word is “SIRAJ” or “ZIA” (lamp). We also learn from the second verse given above that the sun is the only source of light for our solar system. The Quran also tells us that the moon only reflects the sun’s light. These facts are in perfect harmony with discoveries made in astronomy in not very distant past. The Quran had disclosed these facts 14 centuries ago.