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General Discussions / What type of fear is not permissible ?
« on: February 04, 2014, 08:43:52 PM »
There is natural fear that everyone experiences such as being in a state of danger.
But is there any type of fear that could be considered as shirk or is not permissible  ?

Thank you

General Discussions / The Sura challenge.
« on: October 30, 2013, 03:46:15 AM »
In response to the sura challenge article Where a conclusion is made that its a challenge at a specific time only, the time when the quran was revealed not for now. And that the reason why they cannot bring a chapter like it because they did not yet encompass it's knowledge (If my understanding is correct ). So does this means that once the Quran was completed the sura challenge was no longer valid ?

If so then how does one validate or believe that the Quran is from god if we can't use it ? is there an instinct in us humans that allow us to believe in the truth when we hear it, or is there another route to belief in the Quran based on rational thinking as per

[41:53] Saheeh International
We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?


[34:46] Saheeh International
Say, "I only advise you of one [thing] - that you stand for Allah, [seeking truth] in pairs and individually, and then give thought." There is not in your companion any madness. He is only a warner to you before a severe punishment

How to use the advice of the verse 34:46?

I know the Quran is from God but I don't why I know it. I hope its not because people said so. I hope there is a deeper way for acknowledging the truth.

I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

General Discussions / What is the wisdom behind the structure of the Quran ?
« on: September 06, 2013, 09:08:10 PM »
How is the Quran structured ?

For instance, does verse 3:7 describe this structure ?

[3:7] Saheeh International
It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise - they are the foundation of the Book - and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah. But those firm in knowledge say, "We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord." And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.

Is there coherence in the Quran ?

Thanks in advance

General Discussions / Re: Tafseer of Surah Ar Ra'ad Verse 11
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:39:36 AM »
Salam Osman,

I think the following verses may serve as a tasfir for the verse: [13:11]
For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron.

And if you could but see when the angels take the souls of those who disbelieved... They are striking their faces and their backs and [saying], "Taste the punishment of the Burning Fire.
That is for what your hands have put forth [of evil] and because Allah is not ever unjust to His servants."
[Theirs is] like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them. They disbelieved in the signs of Allah, so Allah seized them for their sins. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and severe in penalty.
That is because Allah would not change a favor which He had bestowed upon a people until they change what is within themselves. And indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
[Theirs is] like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them. They denied the signs of their Lord, so We destroyed them for their sins, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh. And all [of them] were wrongdoers.

General Discussions / Re: About good and Evil
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:28:33 PM »
Thank you all for you answers it was really helpful.

General Discussions / Re: About good and Evil
« on: August 24, 2013, 01:32:56 AM »
If as u said some bad things happen as a test that may not be due to our mistakes. Then why does the verse say "what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself" ?

That's the part I don't understand.

General Discussions / About good and Evil
« on: August 23, 2013, 05:20:54 PM »
يْنَمَا تَكُونُوا يُدْرِككُّمُ الْمَوْتُ وَلَوْ كُنتُمْ فِي بُرُوجٍ مُّشَيَّدَةٍ ۗ وَإِن تُصِبْهُمْ حَسَنَةٌ يَقُولُوا هَـٰذِهِ مِنْ عِندِ اللَّـهِ ۖ وَإِن تُصِبْهُمْ سَيِّئَةٌ يَقُولُوا هَـٰذِهِ مِنْ عِندِكَ ۚ قُلْ كُلٌّ مِّنْ عِندِ اللَّـهِ ۖ فَمَالِ هَـٰؤُلَاءِ الْقَوْمِ لَا يَكَادُونَ يَفْقَهُونَ حَدِيثًا ﴿٧٨﴾ مَّا أَصَابَكَ مِنْ حَسَنَةٍ فَمِنَ اللَّـهِ ۖ وَمَا أَصَابَكَ مِن سَيِّئَةٍ فَمِن نَّفْسِكَ ۚ وَأَرْسَلْنَاكَ لِلنَّاسِ رَسُولًا ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّـهِ شَهِيدًا ﴿٧٩﴾

Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction. But if good comes to them, they say, "This is from Allah "; and if evil befalls them, they say, "This is from you." Say, "All [things] are from Allah." So what is [the matter] with those people that they can hardly understand any statement?

What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. And We have sent you, [O Muhammad], to the people as a messenger, and sufficient is Allah as Witness.

The first verse says that all good and evil is from god.
The second verses says that anything good is from god while evil is from yourself.
This can be understood as : when god makes somethings good to human it is a blessing but when god makes something bad it is due to the human's wrong doings.

BUT how can this be consistent with the fact that god tests humans with good and evil as per
Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.

Are all tests that involve evil are due the wrong doings of a human ? (what about children who are born with disabilities they did not do anything evil yet)
And are all tests that involve good a blessing from god. ( aren't blessings sometimes given to mislead people ? )

I would appreciate it if anyone can shed some light on the matter...

Thank you.

General Discussions / Is a reward in this life a test from god ?
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:50:06 AM »

[21:35] Saheeh International
Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.

[89:15] Saheeh International
And as for man, when his Lord tries him and [thus] is generous to him and favors him, he says, "My Lord has honored me."
But when He tries him and restricts his provision, he says, "My Lord has humiliated me."

We can conclude from both verses that anything good or bad is a test.

[16:97] Saheeh International
Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.

[10:98] Saheeh International
Then has there not been a [single] city that believed so its faith benefited it except the people of Jonah? When they believed, We removed from them the punishment of disgrace in worldly life and gave them enjoyment for a time.

But from these verse we can conclude that sometimes good stuff can be a reward in this life.

So can it be a reward and a test at the same time ?
Are the people of Jonah being tested or are they simply being rewarded ?

For instance they can't be used to legislate laws as per
أَفَغَيْرَ‌ اللَّـهِ أَبْتَغِي حَكَمًا وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكِتَابَ مُفَصَّلًا ۚ وَالَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ مُنَزَّلٌ مِّن رَّ‌بِّكَ بِالْحَقِّ ۖ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِ‌ينَ  (

Islamic Duties / Re: Salat past down from previous people.
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:13:23 PM »
Thanks for the explanation.

Islamic Duties / Re: Salat past down from previous people.
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:23:17 PM »
Thanks for the reply..

But does that mean that we can take what was past down from previous people as a legitimate source ? (when its sanctioned by the Quran)

The way of prayer that was passed down included that we recite the Quran. Of course prayer before the Quran came did not include the recitation of the Quran.

So what if the prophet told his followers to recite it in prayer can we regarded this as Sunna ?
Or is the source of the practice this verse ?
قُمِ اللَّيْلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا ﴿٢﴾ نِّصْفَهُ أَوِ انقُصْ مِنْهُ قَلِيلًا ﴿٣﴾ أَوْ زِدْ عَلَيْهِ وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْآنَ تَرْتِيلًا

Islamic Duties / Salat past down from previous people.
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:39:14 AM »
There is a view that states the following:

The Quran came into a working community.

Some of the things they did were right others were wrong.

The Quran came to sanction the right stuff and dismiss the wrong stuff.

The Quran also came to add new laws.

Salat and fasting were from the right stuff they did. So there is always a brief mention on how to do it and several guidelines but not detailed instructions such as in  inheritance laws because the Arabs already knew how to perform salat from the time of Abraham.

Same with Fasting, its not mentioned that fasting means not to eat or drink because it was already known.

Therefore, the right way for Salat and its timing is the way passed down from older communities.
(5 times a day, rakaa= 2-4-4-3-4)

To sum up.....
The Quran only explained in detail what the Arabs did not know but for what was known it was enough to only sanction it.

I would like to hear your comments about this...

General Discussions / Re: Cracked moon and the Quran
« on: April 09, 2013, 07:29:31 AM »
Where did you get the impression that I was referring to the miracle attributed to prophet Muhammad ?

I was simply referring to the verse.

And the verse indicated that it is cracked.... not necessarily 2 parts..

Peace  :)

General Discussions / Cracked moon and the Quran
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:51:58 AM »
اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ ﴿١﴾ 54:1

The 2% of underground gravity variation GRAIL saw was in  large part due to a network of enormous subsurface cracks up to 300 miles (483 km) long and up to 25 miles (40 km) wide. “They’re amazingly straight,” says Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna of the Colorado School of Mines, lead author of the second paper. “We’ve never seen them in any other data set.”

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General Discussions / Re: Depression in the light of the Quran.
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:38:42 AM »
Thanks for the reply  :)

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