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Salaam,

The verse you refer to is 21:107. This does not mean what you mention 
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Even it is told that if God had not created Prophet Mohammad (PUBH) God would have not created the mankind and whole universe . Does this above verse mean this ?

Unfortunately some Muslims hold that belief which is frankly outrageous in my opinion because it is dangerously blurring the lines between the Creator and the created.The following article by Joseph Islam is in direct relation to the above verse and it should hopefully help you. It also have links to other related articles after the Final Thoughts section:

PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh) AS A MERCY TO CREATION
http://quransmessage.com/articles/prophet%20muhammad%20as%20a%20mercy%20to%20creation%20FM3.htm



In regard to your question about giving the prophet Muhammed pbuh a higher rank above other prophets, making this distinction between the prophets is against our faith and is clearly stated in the Quran:

2:136            
Say: We believe in God and that which had been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was given to Moses and Jesus, and that which was given to the prophets from their Lord, we do not make any distinction (Arabic: Nufarriqu)  between any of them, and to Him do we submit.

 
2:285           
The messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers; they all believe in God and His angels and His books and His messengers; We make no difference (Arabic: Nufarriqu) between any of His messengers; and they say: We hear and obey, our Lord! Thy forgiveness (do we crave), and to Thee is the eventual course.


3:84            
Say: "We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction (Arabic: Nufarriqu) between one and another among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam)."


4:152     
And those who believe in God and His messengers and do not make a distinction (Arabic: yufarriqu)  between any of them - God will grant them their rewards; and God is Forgiving, Merciful.



Please see:

DO NOT MAKE ANY DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN THE MESSENGERS OF GOD
http://quransmessage.com/articles/do%20not%20make%20distinctions%20between%20messengers%20FM3.htm

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General Discussions / Re: My Daily Remembrance
« on: November 06, 2019, 04:28:18 PM »
WaSalaam khokharnaveed84,

Welcome to the forum. I am not sure if you know much about the background of the site, but it is Quran centric/focused. The forum members here will have differing views about the importance of hadith to them, but overall I feel that most don't deem them to have any authority over the Quran.

In my view they have a place in Islamic history, but there are many that are in direct contradiction to the Quran, and those should be completely disregarded no matter how 'sound' the isnaad etc has been classified.

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Wsalaam,

The term best mould/stature would mean to me that the form that we are created in is perfection. It is awe inspiring to think about humans and the intricate details and complexities behind our creation.

In terms of 'preferred them over much of what We have created', I would take that to mean that we have a higher status than many of God's creatures but not the highest rank. We are not informed what the preferred creation is as only God knows so it should not be an issue for us as He doesn't deem it fit that we should know.

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Salaam Beyond Tradition,

I am not sure why that phrase has been used because to the best of my knowledge, it is not used in the Quran.

With our place here on the Earth we have been given a superior position above other creatures, however it doesn't mean that we are the best of creation.

The Quran says the following:

17:70
"And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference".


95:4
"We have certainly created man in the best mould"


As you can see from the above two verses, God says that we are preferred over much of what He created and in regards to our physical creation, it is in the best mould/stature.

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General Discussions / Re: Is Quran mentioned about big bank ?
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:55:54 PM »
Salaam

The Quran is not book of science but does mention at times scientific facts . This article may help you:


SCIENTIFIC MIRACLES IN THE QURAN

http://quransmessage.com/articles/science%20miracles%20FM3.htm

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General Discussions / Re: Is Quran mentioned about big bank ?
« on: October 28, 2019, 05:49:52 PM »
Salaam Beyond Tradition,

I think you mean 'Big Bang Theory'. There is reference to this phenomenon in the Quran

21:30
"Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and We made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe?"

Also Quran 51:47
"And it is We who have built the universe 30  with [Our creative] power; and, verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it."


Regarding your point about aliens, they do exist and there is an article by Joseph Islam that may help you:

Do Aliens Exist?
http://quransmessage.com/articles/do%20aliens%20exist%20FM3.htm

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General Discussions / Re: Can Muslims Celebrate Halloween?
« on: October 28, 2019, 05:18:34 PM »
WSalaam,

I personally wouldn't deem it appropriate because of what it represents in terms of glorifying death and gore. Also historically it has been traced back to an ancient pagan festival called Samhain where bonfires were lit in order to ward of ghosts and evil spirits.


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General Discussions / Re: Translation error?
« on: October 24, 2019, 03:43:58 PM »
Salaam Arabeedudin,

I think there are so many other translations out there to choose from. If it's easy reading you are after, to start off with you could try 

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)
Reissue Edition:
ISBN-13: 978-0199535958, ISBN-10: 0199535957

Overall I think it's a good translation

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Salaam,

It's 1. The Arabic word is 'wa' which means 'and'. It reads like a list with Gabriel and Michael being given a special mention.

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Discussions / Re: No free will?
« on: October 07, 2019, 02:32:41 PM »
Salaam and welcome to the forum

We have free will to choose but certain choices we make can be sinful according to our religion ( if we believe in it and follow it.)

We know that we could be punished for example if we took pork and whiskey. Still there are some people who choose to take them knowing that it is a sin...nobody forced them to do it.

You said 'What I can make out from this is the fact we are being forced by God to follow his law. (For good but still we're forced)'


I think that you need to look at this the other way around. You have the free will to choose if Islam is the religion you wish to follow. If you feel that this is a true faith and the Quran is the word of God, you become a believer.

Then you submit to the laws and regulations of the faith  because you believe them to be God's commandments.

Part and parcel is to have prohibitions in certain areas of the faith which you accept because you are a believer and you submit. It is part of our test of our commitment to God by refraining from them.

It's the same with the laws of the land in which we live. There are laws and if you break them you can be punished. For example in the U.K, you can't carry most types of knives on your person. If caught by the police, you could be prosecuted and face a jail term.

So by your statement you could extrapolate that  'we are being forced by our country to follow their laws'

The punishments are there as deterrents, be it the laws of the land or the laws of God.




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General Discussions / Re: Abstention of Mary and Zacharia
« on: September 26, 2019, 03:48:46 PM »
No problem.
Just to let you know that I am a sister :D

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Salaam

That's a very difficult one to answer given that the question is very general.  It all depends on what kind of tactics or arguments the atheists are using as they are normaly quite specific.

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General Discussions / Re: Abstention of Mary and Zacharia
« on: September 11, 2019, 04:15:34 PM »
Salaam,

Regarding Mary, she was in the throngs of labour, and in order to avoid any potential questions being asked of her from other people, God asked her to abstain from talking to them.

For Zakaryia, he was so astounded that he was to be gifted with a child in his old age, that he asked God to give him a sign. This was to satisfy his heart and the sign from God to confirm this miracle, was that he was not going to be able to converse with anyone for 3 days.

This was not abstinence as was in he case of Mary, rather he would physically not be able to speak to anyone.

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Women / Re: Prophet Job/Aiyub beating his wife (38:44)
« on: September 04, 2019, 03:11:24 PM »
Salaam MaHa,

I know you have some questions for Waqas, but I just wanted to mention that there are different words used for serpent/snake in the Quran and none of them are shaitaan, so maybe it is a push to interpret it thus.

Also I would steer well clear of Rashad Khalifa and his translations. I am not aware if you already know that he is considered as heretic by many due to his interpretation of the Quran plus his claim that there is a hidden numerical miracle contained therein.

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Women / Re: Prophet Job/Aiyub beating his wife (38:44)
« on: September 02, 2019, 08:52:21 PM »
Salaam MaHa,

As far as I am aware, there is no mention the previous scriptures of Prophet Job vowing to whip his wife. She is not mentioned by name and only 10 words of speech are allocated to her and many considered her to be a 'female foe'.

You will know that the forum members here are in the main Quran centric so that the hadith are not given a religious status so to speak.

That leaves us with only the scriptures to go with so according to the Quran prophet Job did indeed suffer in his life but his patience and enduring faith led to ultimately having children, health and wealth restored to him. The same is reflected in the previous scriptures but in a lot more detail.

I am not aware though that there is a mention of an oath in them unless anyone else here knows to the contrary.



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