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General Discussions / Re: No More Miracles!
« on: October 07, 2012, 07:49:55 PM »
Salam mubashir
Dear All,

We read:

88:17 Do the disbelievers not see how rain clouds are formed,
88:18 how the heavens are lifted,
88:19 how the mountains are raised high,
88:20 how the earth is spread out?
88:21 So [Prophet] warn them: your only task is to give warning,
88:22 you are not there to control them.
88:23 As for those who turn away and disbelieve,
88:24 God will inflict the greatest torment upon them.
88:25 It is to Us they will return,
88:26 and then it is for Us to call them to account.

What is striking about these verses is that Allah SWT is asking the people to use their faculties of observation and perception and study the phenomenon of nature and then decide whether there is a Creator and if there is one what are His plans for us?

God reminds us several times on the signs of creation. 2.106, 129,151,187,219,221,3,49/50,58,97,101,103,108,113,164,199,6.42,7.26,35,146,156,8.2,10.2,71,75,12.7,13.1,14.5,15.1, etc etc etc.
or signs in the earth, or signs for people who thinks.

God reminds us several times on the signs of creation. what I want to say: since our progress in science is increasingly it is very  clear that God MUST be . Earlier, people had not  these opportunities and  had to rely on miracles.
The miracles have never stopped. Every day in our universe is a miracle in itself and contains millions miracles ....But what's new? we can only now detect properly those miracles with our minds and our knowledge.

Another theme we find mentioned in the above verses is that man will not be forced to believe. The Messenger's (and those who follow him) job is to present the truth and invite to the truth but it is not his job is to make people believe.
This is not new. The same thing happened after the praesentation of the miracle- There were people who acknowledged  them and others not...

General Discussions / Re: 17.59
« on: July 05, 2012, 11:33:56 PM »
Salam brother
i'm very happy for your clear answer! i was read the tafsir from m.asad, and i understood this Aya always in this way, but i was confused when i see this arabic grammatic... :)
So nice to know you, you are the helper in the distress :)
May Allah bless you peace

Islamic Duties / Re: Salaat Timings
« on: July 05, 2012, 11:08:39 PM »
Salam :)

I can only answer the question from my point of view. We learn from the Quran that we should remember Allah at all times (Sabih, zikr)3.38/39, 30.17/18, 33.42, 40.55, 76.26 u.a). We have two periods, which are mentioned specifically: dawn and dusk as the timing over the metaphorical sense in beginning and the end of the day. Now, when we face the problem of long days without nights, or vice versa, so we can carry over to get up from sleep and bedtime, and the rest. So, these two are certainly times for  a prayer. to remember Allah, when we open the eyes and when we go sleep..then our body has Requirements such as eating and drinking, which can interrupt us the day's work. There are indications for prayers, our internal clock draws our attention to the times of worship, which can vary from person to person.
We must always keep in mind that Allah is beyond our time and that the concept from time and it's measurement is individually.
So I feel the requirement of prayer as a help, which leads us ultimately to total surrender to Allah, which is not bound or limited in time, but completely
i don't know if this helps :) peace.

General Discussions / 17.59
« on: July 05, 2012, 08:00:54 PM »
i see this question in an other forum and i like to know your thoughts about it:
Verse 17:59

وَمَا مَنَعَنَا أَن نُّرْسِلَ بِالْآيَاتِ إِلَّا أَن كَذَّبَ بِهَا الْأَوَّلُونَ

Transliteration : Wa ma manaAAana an nursila bialayati illa an kaththaba biha alawwaloona, …

Yusuf Ali: And We refrain from sending the signs, only because the men of former generations treated them as false.

This  translation implies that God initially sent Signs / miracles to convert people and had an intention to send more signs but He disappointed to learn that His signs did not work as expected. So, He stopped sending them.

Now see translation below:

Reformist Group: The rejection of previous people did not stop Us from sending the signs. 

Endnote (Page: 206): Traditional translations render the meaning of "Ma" as a relative pronoun rather than a negative particle, "What stopped us from sending…."

Now look at word to word translation:

peace and thank you  for the help

General Discussions / Re: four birds or four parts of the bird
« on: June 11, 2012, 09:14:41 PM »
Salam all together

i found a interesting statement in the NT

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die , it abideth alone: but if it die , it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am , there shall also my servant be : if any man serve me, him will my Father honour .
John 12:24

peace :)

General Discussions / Re: Men a Degree Above women
« on: June 10, 2012, 06:27:03 PM »
salam asmar

i will post here the answer in the tafsir from Muhammad Asad. It seems to me a good and logic explanation

A divorced wife has the right to refuse a resumption of marital relations even if the husband expresses, before the expiry of the waiting-period, his willingness to have the provisional divorce rescinded; but since it is the husband who is responsible for the maintenance of the family, the first option to rescind a provisional divorce rests with him(Quran Ref: 2:228 )

peace :)

General Discussions / Re: Pharao The god
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:29:55 PM »
 8)  sbuhanallah, i didn't see this.... Allah may give you the Janna al Ala ;D Salam


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General Discussions / Re: masjid =act of worship?
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:26:49 PM »

yes it makes sense.but it's  just for Non- Arabic- people or those who are just able to  read the text in Arabic more difficult, if such a (justified) translation is chosen; because it can be confusing. (with reference to the mosque as a foot note, it would be easier for many) ;)
peace and thanks

General Discussions / Re: Sura al Qasas
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:20:34 PM »
thanks :)


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General Discussions / masjid =act of worship?
« on: May 29, 2012, 01:46:03 AM »
Salam :)
Asad translated here  the word masjid as act of worship (not as a place of worship / sujud).
How does he get it? To my knowledge this is the only time he translated Masjid with an act of worship. why? and possible?
To me it seems illogical, if we look at the continuation of the Aya: ... and eat and drink ... For me, it is logical to be eaten and drunk in a mosque in his original function, but when translated masjid as an act of worship, then  it makes no sense to me. Thanks for your help.

General Discussions / four birds or four parts of the bird
« on: May 29, 2012, 01:37:34 AM »
Salam  :)
I do not know if brother Joseph has written an article on this question, but I do not find it.
in 2.260 we learn the story of Abraham and the proof of the resurrection from the death. Now my question:  is the story about four birds (interpretation from asad) or is it one bird and a quarter of this bird, which was distributed to the mountains?
means it is not in the original Arabic
 .. 'ala kulli gabalin minhunna dschuzan? .. "
... on every mountain a  part of them"...?
Thanks for the explanation.Peace

General Discussions / Re: Recorded in a Book ? / Kismat ?!
« on: May 27, 2012, 11:25:53 PM »
Brother Joseph wrote a good article about this question:
i hope it helps. Peace! :)

General Discussions / Sura al Qasas
« on: May 27, 2012, 11:22:38 PM »
another question about the same Sura al Qasas. We see 28.07 - 28.50 only speaks of the story of Moses.

44.   And you were not on the western side when We revealed to Musa the commandment, and you were not among the witnesses;
45.   But We raised up generations, then life became prolonged to them; and you were not dwelling among the people of Madyan, reciting to them Our communications, but We were the senders.
46.   And you were not on this side of the mountain when We called, but a mercy from your Lord that you may warn a people to whom no warner came before you, that they may be mindful.

 in 28. 28 Prophet Muhammad is mentioned 28.44 that he was not at thewestern side (from the TUR?), and then directly that he was not with the people of Madyan, and the messages they would have brought about. In the Tafseer of Asad is declared that this is a note to Shuaib, but is this  really the case?The whole Sura is about Musa. And Musa  has lived in Madyan. Would mean that Muses had preached in Madyan too? Thanks for your help.SAlam :)

General Discussions / Pharao The god
« on: May 27, 2012, 09:39:55 PM »
 when we read 28.38, we see that Pharaoh says that moses should have no other god beside himself . We know that the Egyptians worshiped several gods. Can this be so mean that he meant it  he as the highest God?but  he said,  "a different God than me," does not imply any other God.?thanks for clarification. Peace

General Discussions / Re: 27.21
« on: May 27, 2012, 09:22:45 PM »
Salam Joseph
Yes, this statement what I needed! May Allah reward you! Yesterday I asked the same question to my husband, but received only rejection and accusation to reject now even  the Word of God .... However, in a Tafsir was still a good explanation of the 'slaughter;, namely, that this teaching the steps of the train of thought, or rather the paths of a good charakter: first a severe punishment, then a slaughter (what is not so peanful for the bird, quickly) and at last the way out for all the punishments and with a new sight: the asking of the bird first, why he was absent, not the punishment first!
salam :)

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