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Of Sickness and Death Session 8 - Laila Nasheeba

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:40

Lecture details how to wash the body of a deceased person in accordance to the Quran and the authentic Sunnah. PowerPoint: http://sunnahfollowers.net/ppt/Tawheed/Sickness/Sickness-8/img0.html

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Angela Merkel a traitor!

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:10

A number German people have called Angela Merkel a traitor which she is. She single handedly destroyed Germany by allowing thousands upon thousands of Muslims into  the country. She is a left wing nut of the worse kind. Until Merkel is removed from the government of Germany there will be continued disruption and discord.

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Orang Beriman 74. Bertakwa kepada Allah. Percaya kepada Rasul. Nanti Rahmat dari Allah digandakan. Cahaya sebagai panduan hidup. Dan dosa diampunkan. Limpah kurnia hanya dari Allah sahaja.

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:59

Surah Al-Hadeed

57|28|يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَءَامِنُوا۟ بِرَسُولِهِۦ يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْنِ مِن رَّحْمَتِهِۦ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ نُورًۭا تَمْشُونَ بِهِۦ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ۚ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ

[28] Wahai orang-orang beriman! Bertaqwalah kepada Allah dan percayalah kepada RasulNya, supaya Dia memberikan kepada kamu dua bahagian dari rahmatNya, dan mengadakan bagi kamu cahaya untuk kamu berjalan dengannya, dan Dia mengampunkan dosa kamu. Dan Allah Maha Pengampun, Maha Penyayang.

Surah 57. Al-Hadid, Verse 29:

لِّئَلَّا يَعْلَمَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ أَلَّا يَقْدِرُونَ عَلَىٰ شَيْءٍ مِّن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَأَنَّ الْفَضْلَ بِيَدِ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ

Translation:
(Ditetapkan pemberian yang demikian kepada kamu) supaya golongan ahli Kitab (Yahudi dan Nasrani – yang menentang Islam) mengetahui, bahawa sesungguhnya mereka tidak mempunyai sebarang kuasa untuk mendapat (atau menyekat) sesuatu dari limpah kurnia Allah, dan bahawa sesungguhnya limpah kurnia itu terletak dalam kekuasaan Allah, diberikanNya kepada sesiapa yang dikehendakiNya. Dan (ingatlah), Allah jualah yang mempunyai limpah kurnia yang besar.

57:28 O you who believe, you shall reverence God and believe in His messenger. He will then grant you double the reward from His mercy, endow you with light to guide you, and forgive you. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
57:29. Thus, the followers of previous scripture should know that they have not monopolized GOD’s mercy and grace, and that all grace is in GOD’s hand. He bestows it upon whomever He wills. GOD is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

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Jokes in Islam

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:51

Alright.

So you might find often people will claim that Islam is harsh and always serious with its followers – “you know these muslims, I always see them so strict and serious, no laughter or humor exchanged! Always talking about the firmness of following the rules of their religion!”

Something along those lines. So allow me to inform you: in Islam we are allowed to joke, with certain rules that ensure fairness and respect. I’ll list ’em out.

  • Don’t joke in a negative or degrading way about any race and/or religion, no matter the circumstances. While there may be some individuals from amongst the race and/or religion who may say that it’s okay to joke about it and that they are not offended by it, the truth still remains that it will offend some people. Furthermore, the joke will inevitably project an inaccurate and sometimes false image or statement about the specific race and/or religion – even in the context of humor. As such, the risk and sin outdoes the possible benefit of humor with these evidently sensitive topics. Conversely, the people from the same races and/or religions that you joked about will pull the gun on you (so to speak) and put you in their shoes.

 

  • Don’t joke in a mocking, ridiculing, or otherwise snide manner – be it to a person, a group of people, their race, their religion. It may not seem to have a hurtful impact at first, but over time, it hurts that person (or, indeed, a group of people) inside and also can destroy their honor – we know this as Gheebah (Arabic for backbiting). This is so serious that Allah compares it to eating the dead flesh of the person who was backbitten.

 

  • Don’t be crude or vulgar. (They call them “private parts” for a reason, you know!) And again, referring to one’s sexual nature or sexual acts, even indirectly, can be hurtful to others in ways you might not be able to perceive at first. Making crude and vulgar jokes can foster dislike and hatred. (Think of the crazy feminists today wanting to ban men and constrict them!) It also may send the person on the receiving end into a state of confusion as to your mental perception of the context of the joke – and indeed, of the very understanding of the social norms and religious beliefs that you hold in relation to the joke.

 

  • Don’t do it all the time. (How will people be able to take you seriously when you need to be, like an emergency? Boy who cried “Wolf!” anyone?)

 

It is without a doubt that Islam gives room for people to have good jokes whilst protecting the honor and rights of those who receive it.

 

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Cross Examination (2) - What Did Jesus Say About His Death?

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:47

Kingdoms Collide

The first to speak sounds right – until the cross-examination begins. (Proverbs 18:17)

This is the second part of a series examining some of the common claims Muslims make about Christianity. I am using a video I was referred to as a starting point and the first claim made in this video between 1:45 and 2:20 is that Jesus himself never made any claims toward divinity. Jesus actually many times made it very clear that He knew and claimed to be God. Feel free to jump back to CE#1 to take an in depth look at these many claims. Once you have done so, lets continue on:

In this video around 3:20-3:30 this Muslim scholar says that Jesus Christ dying for our sins is not something Jesus taught but rather a doctrine of Paul.

I will jump in, in one second, to look at what Jesus Himself said about His…

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Cross Examination (1) - Did Jesus claim to be God?

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:46

Kingdoms Collide

The first to speak in court sounds right until the cross-examination begins. (Proverbs 18:17)

Every now and then I am referred to videos like the one shown below. These are videos where Christians (or Muslim plants pretending to be Christian) ask a simple question and then a Muslim Scholar will get an extended time to show that “Christian” why they are completely wrong. For argument’s sake I am going to put aside all my reasonable skepticism at the claim and assume that “Dr Matthew” who “works” at Creation.com (formerly Answers in Genesis) really is who he claims. Let’s watch:

Dr Matthew says: “Being an American doctor, I came here because I am very much interested in peace and as you mentioned, peace is both internal and external. Now personally, when I and millions of other people have found how to be convicted of our sin and having repenting of it…

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The Joke Of The US' Waged War On Islamic Jihad

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:25

More evidence of the complete sham of US “crackdown” of terrorism which is fueled by Sunni Islamic jihad.

This article sheds light on the type of Sunni Islamic teachers who support ISIS. These are the type of leaders that run around in total dictatorships, such as Qatar or Saudi Arabia, who seem quite able to “crack down” on “apostates” or government protestors but cannot seem to really “crack down” on jihadist teachers.

Remember, these are not even nations with “free speech.”All the while, countries like the US, UK form alliances with these very countries. The US even has at least two significant bases in Qatar, one of which is the forward headquarters of CENTCOM.

As this article points out, Hamid al-Ali, trains others Muslim preachers and he’s known for books such as, ”Guiding people to the virtues of jihad, the climax of Islam.”

Al-Ali has been arrested in the past for his support of the founder of ISIS, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Yet, he’s a regular guest commentator on Qatar’s state news channel, al Jazeera.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/06/07/Al-Nusra-religious-leader-Kuwaiti-radical-preacher-defend-Qatar.html

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My Journey to the Quran

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:52

Many people know me as quite an erratic person. I’ve always found peace quite hard to come by, and have suffered from many bouts of depression and anxiety over the past few years. I always found small thoughts would become seeds of anxiety that would haunt me for weeks, months and in some cases years. As a Muslim, I was always very narrow minded and found myself unwilling to take advice from people I perceived to be ‘unlearned.’ As a result, I isolated myself from the wider Muslim community in a forlorn attempt to protect my own faith. This isolation had only served to destroy friendships and proved to be somewhat counter-productive.

Although I would try to carry out the ritualistic aspects of my faith, pray when I could and fast during the month of Ramadan, some of my practices become lax and I found myself compromising on some of the core tenants of Islam. If I missed a prayer I typically wouldn’t be too bothered unless it was during the month of Ramadan. I only read the Quran when asked to read particular surah’s by my parents. When I would attempt to read on my own account, I couldn’t sustain my efforts and eventually the reading would cease completely.

After a series of unfortunate/fortunate events, I found myself studying for a PhD at a world leading university. This was the first time in my life I had to be completely independent. Being away from home proved very difficult and I was barely managing to have set meals, let alone carry out my other worldly obligations. These challenges made me question my choices and I almost left uni and my PhD in fear of it being detrimental to my physical and mental health.

Back when I started my post graduate degree, I did engage a little with the Islamic society. I was struck with how different the ISOC was to my previous encounters with ISOC communities, and I found them be tolerant, inclusive and largely welcoming. The general community was very interested in Islam and I was fortunate enough to meet many scholarly individuals who have the skills, knowledge and wisdom to become the future leading lights of our religion. Their views were less ‘extreme’ and it felt more brotherly than what I was used to. Thankfully, this environment eventually helped to soften my heart. I soon got to see first-hand how diverse, broad and tolerant Islam really was, something I hadn’t really experienced growing up in a predominantly Pakistani Muslim community in London. I was being exposed to a plethora of opinions and ideas that challenged my understanding of the religion. I realised how little I actually knew about Islam and this compelled me to self-reflect and re-think my view of Islam and my life as a whole. I slowly began to make more of an effort to practicing Islam. I started with the bare fundamentals and relearnt or revised everything I had ever been taught. Yet, I still felt uneasy about uni and whether I could continue. At this point I still hadn’t given much focus to the Quran.

The one major redefining moment was a Friday at Jummah in the prayer room when a brother delivered a khutba on our relationship with the Quran. I had heard many talks like this before but never really acted on them and thought one day I’d magically be able to read the Quran every day since my dad seemed to be able recite daily so easily. He began by discussing how the Muslims of today seemed to have abandoned the Quran and this immediately struck a chord with me. When was the l last time I had read the Quran? I was suddenly filled with guilt and as he went on I began to seriously reflect on what he was saying. He advised people who had difficulty to start by reading only a few ayahs a day, then building up to read more. He also discussed how it was more important to make reading the Quran habitual and consistent rather than trying to read lot of chapters and stopping, as Allah like acts which are recurring. You may have all heard the Hadith about to the Quran testifying for or against us on the day of resurrection, but this Hadith had never really registered with me until that day (truly “God guides to his light whom he wills”). I was afraid of what would happen if I didn’t read the Quran and it was all I could think about for the rest of the day. When I arrived home, I immediately made Wudu and began reciting the Quran. I told myself that from then on, I would read the Quran regularly even if it was a single ayah every day. Sounds simple enough but at the beginning I would still miss a day here or there but at least I was reading more regularly. I was soon consistently reciting a couple of pages every night and progressing through the first few chapters.

I suddenly found myself becoming stricter with Salah as I was reminded we don’t have many excuses not to pray when we are in good health. The company I kept slowly began to change and this had a profound effect of me. I was accounting for prayer times when I would go out or making sure there was always somewhere to pray. I had even asked a brother studying hifz to help me brush up on my recitation. Soon reciting the Quran became the highlight of my day. I eventually tried to read a few pages after every Salah and could complete a part of the Quran every couple of days. I also wanted to learn more about each of the Surah’s I was reading. Life began to feel a little less stressful. My physical health improved and I was coping better with work.

On a side note, this Ramadan I tried something I had not done before. I decided not to shave my beard for the entire month. I had never really looked into keeping a beard as I was always quite ‘patchy’ and assumed it would just look scruffy but during the month I came to the realisation that it was commanded upon us by our beloved prophet (pbuh). As soon as I understood this I couldn’t bring myself to trim it. The old me would have surely done so, but I was unable to after Ramadan. Suddenly the beard began to serve as an additional reminder that I would need to pray. I never realised the implementation of the outward Sunnah’s could have such profound effects, in fact it’s quite amazing.

At this point I recite the Quran every day, typically after every Salah and actually any free time that I have. The Quran has become a shining light in a time of darkness. Any time if feel pressured or stressed I simply recite the Quran and I’m instantly calmed. My friend circles are now predominantly practicing Muslims who I keep for the sake of Allah. By Allah’s grace I hope that I can continue to recite the Quran and learn more about our religion. My parents and siblings have noticed a positive change in my character too. I would never have imagined such a change could happen over such a short period of time. I’m much less erratic and a more controlled version of myself, although I am very much still a work in progress.

I may not be the the best example but I would encourage anyone who feels they have something missing in their lives to take up reciting the Quran more often and I hope that it will help you in the same way it has helping me through my anxiety. 

“And We reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy for believers” (17:82).

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A Europe without borders needs barricades everywhere

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:26
A Europe without borders needs barricades everywhere pic.twitter.com/fiM7XTTyqt — Save the Wes
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Confusion Around Creation

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:51

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, about whom I had blogged previously, has been engaging with the post-modern mind since quite sometime. He tries his best to make a genuine case for Islam and Qur’an in this day and age. In this post, I have decided to revisit one of his debates with youth of Pakistan about the existence of God.

The debate is quite lengthy and Ghamidi tries to provide many arguments for the existence of Allah. The debate is in Urdu and, unfortunately, no English subtitles are available. Translating the entire debate from Urdu to English is an onerous task that I do not wish to undertake at this point in time. However, I want to discuss one of the arguments provided by Ghamidi that, in my opinion, is incorrect and weakens the systematic effort of Ghamidi to prove the existence of Allah. 

From 23:44 to 23:50 in the video, Ghamidi states that intentionality and will has, so far as per human observation, not been demonstrated to exist in matter. It’s here where I feel he is making a mistake. Intentionality and will does surely exist in us human beings, who are a form of matter itself.

From 24:24 to 24:34, Ghamidi says that if it can be demonstrated that matter creates its own self, then the entire case for religion can be withdrawn. Now that is certainly a bold claim. And I believe Ghamidi is in a very insecure position after making this claim.

The word creation is a bit problematic. What we observe in nature is usually transformation rather than creation ex nihilo. One configuration of matter and/or energy is transformed into another configuration either through natural processes or through artificial ones.

Source: toughquestionsanswered.org

While creation ex nihilo is not observed, the term creation as used in common parlance is referred to the aforementioned transformation of matter. In this sense, perhaps, Ghamidi’s argument is weakened because we see matter creating its own self in our very hands. A human being is a specific form of matter that is capable of manipulating the matter around itself including its own self. As Carl Sagan said in the intro of his famous series, Cosmos: “we are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” (3:22-3:30)

We lack complete mechanistic details but the role of the brain in the production of subjective experience is undeniable. Humans are an expression of matter just as a mountain or a tree or a river is. Whereas science may not consider a mountain or a river to be capable of having will and intentionality, humans beings, as a specific configuration of matter, are fairly capable of having intentionality and will.

To sum up, it seems incorrect to assert that matter does not create itself. While it is true that not all configurations of matter are capable of self-replication and manipulation of other forms of matter, there are certain configuration of matter, such as as human beings, that are capable of self-replication and external manipulation of matter and that have intentionality and will.

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'George Brandis slams Pauline Hanson for wearing a burka to Question Time in the Senate'

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:03
An emotional Attorney-General George Brandis has been given a standing ovation in Parliament for sla
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Radicalization of Muslim employees: worrying incidents at Air France

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 17:52
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7 Muslim Men Violently Attacked and Arrested By Indian Police Over Beef Rumours

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:34

Seven Muslim men were beaten by a mob of self-appointed cow protectors in Bihar, India on Thursday over rumours that they were eating beef.

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Those arrested for the incident, which took place in a village in the West Champaran district, are the men who were targeted, not their attackers.

The mob barged into the home of Mohammad Sahabuddin and Kudoos Qureshi, accusing the family of stealing a calf and killing it for meat the night before.

The two men and some of their neighbours were allegedly locked in a room and thrashed with sticks.

When the police arrived, they were attacked with stones.

The police have arrested the victims and charged them with animal cruelty and “hurting religious sentiment”.

Police officer Sanjay Kumar Jha said the attackers were not arrested because there was no complaint against them.

“Initially our main task was to defuse the situation and it was due to large deployment of police force that no untoward incident took place as mobs were descending from other villages also,” Mr Jha said.

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An Australian senator wore a burqa in Parliament to ban Muslim immigrants. What happen next was amazing

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:51

Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s right-wing One Nation party, provoked gasps in the Australian national Senate Wednesday after she entered the chamber wearing a full-length burqa to demand the item of Muslim clothing be banned.

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Hanson, who has in the past caused controversy by saying students with disabilities should be removed from mainstream schooling, wore the full Islamic dress while waiting quietly to be called for questions. She removed the burqa, which had a conservative face mesh, with a flourish and launched into an attack on the item, which the Australian Senate will debate banning later on Thursday.

 

Shameful behavior

The actions by the senator for Queensland, in northeastern Australia, have been widely dismissed as a stunt, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. As Hanson removed the garment, one of her colleagues could be heard to say: “Oh, what on earth?”

Australia’s attorney general, George Brandis, offered a stinging rebuke to Hanson’s decision to wear the burqa in the chamber, coming close to tears as he accused her of undermining relations with the country’s Muslim community

 

Brave Responses by Majority

While a tiny fraction of Australians practice Islam, let alone wear burqas, the full-body coverings have become a target of anti-immigrant groups and politicians around the world, regardless of whether many people actually wear them. In one notable example of hysteria, a group of Norwegians became alarmed by a photo of what turned out to be empty bus seats.

It’s official. United States has passed the law banning Muslims from entering their country.

Hanson told the radio host she found the garb “horrible” when she tried it on this week.

“More than just uncomfortable,” she said. “It’s really hard to describe. I’m hiding behind something. I feel for these women that are forced to wear it.”

Hanson chose to, of course.

“It is clear that Muslims particularly those with extremist views have chosen to live separately from other Australians,” she said near the end of her speech, after calling for a five-year ban on Islamic immigration.

“Islam threatens our way of life,” she said.

When she was done, Attorney-General George Brandis rose to reply, his voice sometimes catching as he defended his country’s Muslim population.

“Senator Hanson, no, we will not be banning the burqa,” he said. “To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments, is an appalling thing to do, and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done.”

Applause then filled the chamber, despite calls for order. Hanson stood again too, as if to say something, but the clapping continued, and she remained as silent as when she’d come in, covered up.

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Islamophobia

Speaking to radio 2GB, she said she had been able to enter the Senate building by having a colleague vouch for her, rather than identifying herself. She went on to claim that she feared all Australian women might one day be forced to wear burqas.

“With the amount of kids that these Muslims are having and breeding here in Australia….possibly, one day, maybe not in the next five years but further down the track, it might be [that] my daughter or grandchildren will be told, ‘You must cover up,’ as is the case in many countries,” she said.

Hanson has repeatedly taken an anti-Muslim stance since her election in 1996. In 2016, she claimed Australia was being swamped by Muslims.

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Three Christian Objections and Muslim Responses: History

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:34

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Muslims think: Christian Objection: Muslim Response: Christian Action: Jesus (peace be upon him) is not a god but a prophet (of Submission to Allah – i.e. Islam) Qur’an came 600 years after Jesus (peace be upon him) so it is less reliable than the sayings of St Paul (together with the gospels) If Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a prophet, it is irrelevant that the Qur’an came 600 years afterwards in terms of reliability. Reliability is derived from his being a prophet of God. Determine by researching a plurality of histories (not just anti-Muslim ones!) about Muhammad (peace be upon him) to decide was he actually a prophet. Does he share similar traits as the prophets from the Old Testament? Some have commentated that there are remnants of prophecies about him in the Bible itself (see here). If he is a Prophet – which he clearly was…

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Three Christian Objections and Muslim Responses: History

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:13

 

Muslims think: Christian Objection: Muslim Response: Christian Action: Jesus (peace be upon him) is not a god but a prophet (of Submission to Allah – i.e. Islam) Qur’an came 600 years after Jesus (peace be upon him) so it is less reliable than the sayings of St Paul (together with the gospels) If Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a prophet, it is irrelevant that the Qur’an came 600 years afterwards in terms of reliability. Reliability is derived from his being a prophet of God. Determine by researching a plurality of histories (not just anti-Muslim ones!) about Muhammad (peace be upon him) to decide was he actually a prophet. Does he share similar traits as the prophets from the Old Testament? Some have commentated that there are remnants of prophecies about him in the Bible itself (see here). If he is a Prophet – which he clearly was – one must consider his words seriously. And since he is the Last Prophet, his time is now.
“But he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets” [Qur’an 33:40] Source: Qur’an Some Christians think: Christian Objection: Muslim Response: Christian Action: The gospels are historically problematic. There are inconsistencies with the history vis-a-vis the gospels 1) In the event that we do not have any counter history or evidence, means that we must make do with what we have (i.e. the Paulian narrative) – or reject all of it totally; the latter is ludricous if you’re a believer in God. 2) These historians are secularists and don’t know the truth of the Unseen (and they have their own agenda). 1) We do have a counter history for believers in God – via the Muslim tradition that continued to promote the Early Christians’ message that died out via the Trinitarians. 2) Let us see what can be established materially, and consider if there are links with other narratives from sacred history (i.e. Biblical and Islamic history that does not negate the Unseen). Compare how the Muslim tradition of Jesus (peace be upon him) links up remarkably with the secular history of the early Jewish-Christians and the early Jerusalem Church.

Conclusion: Consider the Muslim account (revelation, history, enterprise) positively and seriously. Source: Secular historians Some Christians think: Christian Objection: Muslim Response: Christian Action: The seerah tradition (Muslim history of the Prophet, peace be upon him) is historically problematic. Our only source of history about Muhammad (peace be upon him) is from the Muslims, which must be doubted. There is nothing to corroborate the Muslim narrative. 1) We do have histories from other traditions; 2) some non-Muslim histories are unreliable because of their blatant lies (propaganda, agenda); 3) consider the rigour for truth promoted both in the Qur’an and Sunnah – and the early Muslim intellectual enterprise; 4) these ultra critical historians follow a secularist line of thinking and don’t consider the truth of the Unseen in their analysis (and they have their own agenda); 5 and so, in the name of Truth, let us see what can be established materially, and consider if there are links with other narratives from sacred history (i.e. Biblical and Islamic history that does not negate the Unseen) – but bear in mind that the Qur’an regards itself as ‘the Criterion’ (al-Furqan) and Overseer of all other Worldviews (uniquely and explicitly stated in the Qur’an 4:105). When weighing out the evidence, consider how do we handle the fact that if we cannot trust the Muslim narrative at all – as supposed by ultra sceptics, we are left with pure conjecture, which is equally unhistorical and, therefore, inadequate. Moreover, what are the chances for a Prophet with world-changing dynamo to come out of a region from the Arabian remoteness moments prior to the invention of the Book (i.e. al-Qur’an was the first book of the Arabs) and then the explosion of the written word (i.e. historical records) thereafter in that culture/region? (The ‘miraculous’ nature of this can be viewed as yet another proof for him (– where we are forced – in the main – to weigh through the Muslim record for this period,)

Conclusion: don’t reject the Seerah tradition (nor the hadith tradition that might authenticate it some more) out of hand. See this ‘Intro to Hadiths‘ and this on the ‘Early Hadiths‘. Source: Ultra critical secular historians* * Tom Holland is a recent historian who has questioned normative Muslim history of the Prophet (peace be upon him), whose work has been critiqued, here. He relies on Crone and Cook’s earlier historical works (notably ‘Hagarism’), which they themselves have rejected as highly problematic later in their own careers.

 

 

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Food for soul

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:54

As we know there are two part in our so called human life. The spiritual part and the physical one. According to the Quran, Allah created the soul first and later the physique has been created which serves to hold the spirit during our time in this worldly life. Soul has been created up above the sky using the material which does not belong in this world while the body or physical structure is made of substance from this world. So our body expects elements from this world, like we need food, drink, shelter, clothes, spouse and so on to fulfill our physical needs. Similarly our soul also has its needs & as it is made outside this world it can be satisfied by the element from its origin only.


Allah  has provided us with his guidance from the place where our soul is originated from in the shape of the Quran & only these guidance satisfies our soul if we consume and follow his guidance. We may get confused about these two types of needs, we may feel our love and passion about something as need of our soul but if we get a better look these love and passion originates for something which is coming from this world only.
Obviously there will always be some matter which we will never know as our lord said in his revelation. The life in this world is an exam, Allah knows best what info. is needed to pass this test so he provided with the necessary information we need to get over this test. We should not be too much concerned about the matters which we don’t find from his revelation if there is any. As the info. Allah (swt) provided through the Quran are so diverse and deep it will never be possible for any human to learn all the knowledge as our capacity is limited both by time and ability. And it has been acknowledged by almost all the scholars of Islam.


We must not be too materialistic and get our thoughts involved in thinking about this worldly life only & our goal should be getting prepared for the day of judgement following the lord’s guidance. Inshallah it will be beneficiary for both the worldly life and the life in Akhirah. May Allah bless all of us with sirat-al-mustakim through his guidance so we all can get Jannah which is the greatest prize for us. Ameen.

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Why Islam Wins The Hearts Of Men

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:43

Muslim Attitude Vs Western Attitude Towards Men

 

The Muslim Propaganda is this… If You become one of us you get to dominate everyone else you want without any judgement. Think About it,

As A Man Why wouldn’t I Want To Be A Muslim? It’s A Patriarchy. I Could Do Whatever I Want To Women And Everyone Else That’s Different Than Me.

My wife is nagging me? i can beat her. Girls Reject me? i can rape them. My Kids Disagree With Me I Can Beat Them To Death.

 

The Western Propaganda is this… Men Are Scum Men Are Disposable We Hate Men But We Need Men To Work So They Pay Their Taxes So We Can Give

benefits and government jobs to feminists and single mothers who destroy you through the state By divorce By taking your house your money your kids & leave you to die.

 

FROM AN AMORAL PERSPECTIVE AS A MAN BEING A MUSLIM IS WAY MORE BENEFICIAL THAN BEING A WESTERNER &

Since Most People Are Amoral Islam Will Prevail https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-rest/201409/life-amoral

 

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Rebuttal of Another Popular Myth

Islam - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:18

Assalamu alaykum. I fell sick and lost my positive and energetic vibes to continue writing posts on my blog. Procrastination decoyed me from my normal everyday life. There had been too many ideas to write on different topics in my head, but I was not able to put things in place. I have decided to write after a quite long time, especially after the terrorist incident took place in Barcelona, Spain. Like always, after every terrorist attack, we see flocks of westerners coming out of their shells with their typical prattle about how our deen Islam is related and responsible for such incidents.

There are two things to understand here. People may think Islam is responsible either for their ignorance on the subject or sheer hatred. If some people do not know about something and still make false claims arrogantly without caring about what is right and truth, such people are total irrational and they cannot be dealt with reason as they only care what they think is right, not what is actually right. There are another type of people who do not know about a subject clearly but they get misguided by propagandists and eventually make erroneous conclusions. These people care about what is actually true even though they may be misguided at first but if they come to realize their deficiency, they are ready to correct themselves. I consider such type of people sensible and sincere who use reason, logic and rationality. So, how true are the claims of those who accuse Islam and its adherents to be terrorists whose only objective is to kill the infidels and conquer the world? Do these people present any sort of evidences to take their childish remarks seriously? I have not come across any, but I would love to see one. If any of such people is reading my blog, please do put forth your arguments in constructive manner.

Western news outlets are excellent at pervading the “fear-mongering” policy. They keep reporting every single incident that occurs in Muslim lands restlessly. The perdurable media projection diffracts an acute antagonism among the general mass and entices them astray. I would like to focus on a specific issue in this post. One of the common accusation thrown at Muslims by average westerners who hate Islam is actually applicable for them. They claim that Muslims are propelled to kill the infidels by their religion. When they are questioned about the countless death of innocents in Muslim lands, they come up with absurd excuse of collateral damage. A lot of things have proved that western forces target civilians deliberately when they take part in their *humanitarian* missions. The Gallup study goes to place weighton the claim more.

The above picture shows that Muslims of America think military attacks on civilians is never justified. 78% people are of the opinion and only a slight 21% think military attack on civilians is sometimes acceptable. People from other religions seem to have a large number of people who think military attacks on civilians is justified. 58% of the protestants, 64% of the Mormons, 52% of the Jews and 58% of the Catholics believe military attack on civilians is justified. Surprisingly, 43% the self-proclaimed torchbearers of humanity, truth, civility and justice believe it is okay to kill innocent people in a war territory. Can you imagine almost half of the group of people think it is acceptable to kill people without having any religious affiliations? That is quite baffling considering their daily chants about Muslims and religion of Islam being extremist and violent and barbaric. I would love to read an explanation from one of those atheists who claim the moral(!) superiority.

The second picture again shows that Muslims making the highest number of people to oppose attacks on civilians by individuals or small groups, whereas people from other groups have a larger number of people who think attacks on civilians by individuals or small groups is justified.

Let us move on to another Gallup finding which was conducted at larger scale. This study compares between the Muslim countries which are members of Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation and other non-OIC countries. The all-time stereotypical argument “Islam is violent” is usually voiced whenever there is an attack is obliterated in this analysis.

The picture taken from the analysis shows that citizens of OIC countries are less likely to accept military or individual attack on the civilians, and, very predictably, the non-OIC citizens surpass their OIC counterparts by a notable percentage.

It is learnt that those who reject any sorts of attack on civilians are more likely to be devotees, hold their religion at high esteem and state religion as in Islam. On the contrary, it is seen that those to whom religion is not much important are more likely to justify murders of innocent civilians.

The next picture may appear to many as shocking but after diving into a bit of it, this does not surprise me anymore. Of all countries, America tops the list. 49% Americans think military attacks on civilians is justified. Can anybody imagine that? Bangladesh is the only Muslim country to have a notable number of people who think attacks on civilians is justified. Aside that, all four nations are non-OIC and one of them, Israel, is very dear friend of America.

One may make the argument that America does not equal to whole west, and I agree to it. America is not the whole of west. But if we look at the other western countries, the number does not vary much.

Almost half of the populations of both of America and Canada believe attacks on civilians is sometimes justified, whereas the OIC countries have the lowest number of people who share that same opinion. Country-wise, the developed countries, the holders of truth and justice, are found to have the highest number of people supporting both military and individual attacks on civilians is justified.

If you are scratching your head and finding it hard to believe, you should learn that truth isn’t always comforting. It is what it is whether you like it or not. You can sure produce a drivel why Islam is violent and is responsible for today’s terrorism and Muslims having the violent mentality mixing with your sheer hatred and untouchable ignorance. That can be comforting to you, but as matter of fact, that won’t be the truth. Empirical evidences differentiates the truth from falsehood. Muslims are being made the scapegoats by people who tend to have perilous mentality in reality. Countries which have large atheist populations are more likely to accept, justify and murder innocent people in the name of war. Ironically, they manage to delude and put blindfold over everyone’s eyes and have the nerve to tell the Muslims to “reform” their religion to bring “peace” back.

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