What to Say About Steve Jobs By Brother Ali.

Asalam o alaikum wr wb

Wanted to share this post the day steve jobs died, but was very busy for 2 days. I would not say "Do not pray for him because he was a kafir." I would not say "Learn from him because he left the world without eman and what benefit he got from his inventions?" Because many people already said that and mugheera also shared a great post on this issue. However i want to address everyone regarding a very important point.

Stop setting statuses like "STEVE JOBS WILL SURELY GO TO HELL!".
This age is a an age which requires immense patience and hikmah. I really did not know who steve jobs was until a brother told me. Whoever he was, his contribution to technology (which millions of muslims are using today) is very good. Appreciate that and even Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran that He repays the kuffar reward in life of this world for whatever useful they do. But they will have no share in the Hereafter. Just because he was a disbeliever doesn't mean u should disrespect him now. It is prohibited to curse the dead, even disbeliever, unless he/she was a staunch enemy of Islam. If you people read RAND CORPORATION REPORT, it is written there that they (our enemies) want to widen the gaps between different ideologies and break us up into sects and groups. The modernists and fundamentalists already have so much gap. Both hate each other and make fun of each other and defy each other. Setting such statuses "STEVE JOBS WILL SURELY GO TO HELL." will only widen that gap and our enemies would get a chance to manipulate such statements and show the modernists that "LOOK HOW CONSTRICTED AND RIGID FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM IS." And this exactly is the reason why the modernists do not even listen to whatever fundamentalists talk or tell them because they have in their minds that whatever they say is extreme. This is our enemies strategy.

The secularist of Hazrat Musa (alayhi salam) time, Fir'aun, asked Hazrat Musa:
"[Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "What about the generations of old? (our forefathers)" (20:51)
It is absolutely evident why he asked this question. He asked it because bani Israel was present there and he wanted Hazrat Musa to say something bad about their forefathers so that they get angry and do not listen to him. But look at the hikmah of Allah's Messenger who replied:
"[Musa (Moses)] said: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord, in a Record. My Lord is neither unaware nor He forgets, "(20:51)

Imagine Hazrat Musa (AS) saying "ALL ARE IN HELL!" Allah hu akbar! We just do not understand the tricks of our enemies. We just do not understand the traps of those who want to split us apart and created hatred between us. Now why would we want to say something controversial when the same could be said at a later time or in another way?