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Wa alaikum salam Ajnum,

I think you are making life difficult for yourself. Personally, i do not think We need to take ablution to hold/read the Quran.
There are many reverts that have embraced the Quran and Islam without knowing about ablution and other detailed practices prior to reading the Quran.

I use my Iphone which has a Quran app for me to read and do not take ablution just to hold my phone which contains the Quran.

Also from whatyou typed: "Whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, abstain from it"...so according to this verse...are we commanded to follow hadeeth?...tats wat...these hadeeth following people claim..i guess...so..should we follow hadeeth?..well...m jus asking...sorry for such a silly question...

I do not see anything in that verse that mentions Hadith. But more importantly, those verses you mentioned and the ones that came before it are in context of a certain War.The division of booty from the war which is entrusted to Muhammad to divide accordingly to the poor, wayfarer, orphans are what the verse is talking about. whatever the Prophet gives you from the booty and whatever he forbids from the booty.

There is no need to insert meanings that are not there ie hadith, sunnah, etc that sectarians are so fond of telling.

On a different note - one to do with oaths, I really do think God does hold your word to it, as i have experienced before. But there is always wisdom behind this that I cannot explain nor understand fully.

I keep telling my friends and family, that your intention is important. Your intention (niat) is what comes from the depths of your heart. It is the truth of what you feel, want, need and so on. Whether you break an oath or not, I feel Good intended deeds will always override the mistakes or bad deeds. Not to mean it wont be counted for. But you must trust God and His infinite capacity to forgive and provide mercy to those that truly repent.

Hope this helps.


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Women / Re: Women Modest Dress Example
« on: February 03, 2016, 02:48:58 PM »
Actually i find it hard to understand what  a "muslim dress" is?

If i were to take up western clothing instead of arabic, would that mean i am not wearing islamic clothing?
I really don't think it is right to label a certain type of dress as either a muslim dress or not. Whatever dress you choose to wear be it a sari, a cheong sam, a gown etc, as long as it is modest enough and fits the criteria stated in the Quran, then it should be fine.


There is no need to add an islamic label everything under the sun just to make it comply with your faith. I have seen this problem in Malaysia where i reside. Islamic authorities keep on coming up with islamic this and thats just for the sake of business and making money.

There is already a low cost airline owned by non muslims which somehow or another is Syariah compliant.

I fail to see why we need a syariah compliant airline service.

There are also many other products out there that have been marketed as islamic just for the sake of penetrating the muslim communities want's and needs.

And to be blunt, majority of these customers do not really know  any better because they just choose to follow.

So why make things complicated? just wear a modest attire fitting to what God has instructed.

As Salamun alaikum





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Salamun alaikum brother,

I don't think any of us are experts in quantumn mechanics/physics but I do have a word or two to share.

There are many subjects of knowledge in which describes to us how this world functions. Part of how this knowledge is obtained is by observation, experimentation, and other methods. but ulttimately God will bless you with knowledge in which you have strife

Which ever branch of science you look at, there are signs for you to see that God has laid down the building blocks of everything.
You will see this intricate design and structures in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and the list goes on.

Now dark matter or dark energy is a theory that requires a separate understanding of physics. some even say to the extent of being completely alien to physics itself because of the nature of the way the theory works.

I certainly believe, whether you call it dark matter or magic space, this phenomenon is definitely part of God's infinite knowledge which He has used as part of the building blocks of creation and his power to Sustain and expand the universe.

What exactly is it and how it works? that is up to Allah to grant understanding to his servant.

Peace!





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Islamic Duties / Re: Would wudhu be required if we take a bath?
« on: May 06, 2015, 04:20:56 PM »
As Salam forum-ers,

[5:6] O you who believe, when you observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), you shall: (1) wash your faces, (2) wash your arms to the elbows, (3) wipe your heads, and (4) wash your feet to the ankles. If you were unclean due to sexual orgasm, you shall bathe. If you are ill, or traveling, or had any digestive excretion (urinary, fecal, or gas), or had (sexual) contact with the women, and you cannot find water, you shall observe the dry ablution (Tayammum) by touching clean dry soil, then rubbing your faces and hands. GOD does not wish to make the religion difficult for you; He wishes to cleanse you and to perfect His blessing upon you, that you may be appreciative.

If we are unclean due to sexual orgasm, we are needed to take a bath, but does this bath encompass in a broader sense readying oneself for salat? i am not sure.

It seems from the verse, that wudhu is a simplified bath which purpose is to make sure one is clean prior to salat. but if you have bathed due to being unclean, than it would suffice as though you have taken wudhu.

If you are clean, and bathed before salat, i think it should suffice as wudhu as well. What is important is the niat (intention)

People from the Prophets time did not really take bathes twice or thrice a day like in modern times. I think based on that, they were required to take wudhu before Salat just to make sure the important parts of the body as mentioned in the Quran,  are cleansed.

Only my two cents worth. I still take wudhu before each prayer unless i just showered right before Salat especially maghrib and Isyak.

Love and Peace.


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Islamic Duties / Re: What is Shriah?
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:18:15 AM »
Hi Brother Joseph,

Thank you for clarifying. but, is "hudud" ever mentioned in the Quran? In Malaysia, There is so much talk of implementing hudud (form of punishment) which includes stoning and beating. but i can't seem to find Hudud mentioned in the Quran. Maybe because i do not speak arabic. where dod this "hudud" word come from?

Have a good day ahead.

Assalamualaikum



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Islamic Duties / Re: What is Shriah?
« on: February 25, 2015, 01:06:57 PM »
Dear Brother Joseph,

If you dont mind me asking, could you point me the right way or explain the below question?

Is hukm hudud part of shariah law punishment?
ie; stoning to death of adulterers, cutting of hands for stealing and many more.

If so, what covers sharia law apart from marriage and social issues?

Assalamualaikum.

 

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Dear Donald,

I can't help but notice how funny your post's are. You seem to be confused about many things at the same time you have developed a preconceived idea about God. Truth is, you will never fully understand the wisdom that comes with understanding how this reality works not just for us human beings, but also other creatures. As a matter of fact, non of us on this site can claim to know it all. What we know is from the Quran and experience, and what we do not know, God surely knows.

You  preach the word of morality and evidently you do not agree with what you see in the real world. Morality applies to Human beings. Morality is understood by human beings whether it comes from the scripture or not is a different matter.
Therefor we are in a position to make sure we do things right compared to other creatures on this earth.

If you have not already noticed, whatever we are able to perceive in this world works to the benefit of us humans. The movement of the celestial bodies, the natural occurring chemical reactions of  the elements, the duties of animals, insects, etc,
they all are submitting to God's commands ( laws in science and maths) in order for us to be able to live on earth.

For example, without flies, bees, ants etc, plants will not be able to produce the fruits/flowers.
this works to the benefit of us humans. That doesn't mean we can neglect the flora and fauna and reap its rewards. It means we need to take responsibility and take care of what has been entrusted to us.

You have to stop comparing yourself to an animal if you want to understand why morality is not applied to them. Animals have no sense of shame, they do not marry, they do not look for a good paying job. they are here to complete us and in return, we have to be kind and protective of them.

There is something you said that i have copied below:
Truthseeker I am afraid you have misunderstood   me.I do not think  animal's  death is cruel. Their life is.It is unnecessary  cruel since animals are not tested by God or anything.Nature is very cruel every animal's life is full of suffering and struggling for survival.
 


So an animal's death is not cruel, but it's life is?
If you think their life is cruel, what then for us? are human's not also suffering and struggling to survive? If animals are not tested then why do they exist? existing on earth is already some sort of a trial.If you don't think so, i suggest you think again when you are making a decision. I don't see corrupted animals ruling with an iron fist bombarding other animal kingdoms with nukes do i? At least animals are not lied to everyday by their own kind? and at least animals know their purpose here on earth. I seriously doubt you know yours to begin with.

Better not ask me how i know that animals know their purpose here on earth. you want proof study the animal kingdom. maybe you'll understand why they do what they do and not complain on this forum.

may peace be upon all of you brothers and sisters.




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General Discussions / Re: On Changing Churches to Mosques
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:35:25 AM »
Oh, And sorry i think i added this question on the wrong thread.

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General Discussions / On Changing Churches to Mosques
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:19:53 AM »
Dear Readers,

As Salam Mualaikum,

Can anyone help me with locating information about converting churches into mosques?
Is this a permissible act? or is it not condoned according to the Quran?

Take Hagia Sophea as an example, We all know Sultan Mehmed II converted it during his reign. Does this mean that it is permissible?

Look forward to some good replies.



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General Discussions / Re: Hudud and slavery
« on: April 10, 2014, 10:25:37 AM »
Salam Truth Seeker,

Thanks for your help. I just read the article. it makes perfect sense now.

Is there anything about hudud you can share?

Peace

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General Discussions / Hudud and slavery
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:26:55 AM »
Salam All,

Can anyone point me to any article about hukum hudud? I've been looking through Br. Joseph's article list but cant find it.

Also, I have read some of Br. Joseph's articles on sex with slave girls. But can anyone show me if the Quran allows slavery?



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General Discussions / Re: Do not take the disbelievers as allies ?
« on: April 07, 2014, 03:49:23 PM »
Salam Mehdi,

Just my two cents. In my opinion, the Christians and Jews were never allies or friends. From the verse it is clear to me that this is referring to the Judeo-Christian alliance. This alliance are the western and European nations of today.

In the verse, it is stated very clearly that their are friends of each other. but history tells us that for thousands of years, they were enemies. So it must only mean a certain group of them.

Best wishes.

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Islamic Duties / Re: What is the real meaning of sola/salat?
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:30:26 AM »
Salam All,

I think i have to apologize for starting this thread.I have noticed from previous discussions the exchange of words from brother Wakas and brother Joseph and i did not mean for it to creep up again.

I feel a debate will not help in clearing up any misunderstanding.

A last request for those here that i feel have greater knowledge than me.

1- What English translation of the Quran is best?
2- Can we trust the meanings to the words given in Arabic? for example; the Persians translate khimar to mean specifically a head cover when it does not necessarily mean so. what about other words? Is there a possibility that those that have power in religion are able to put a meaning to a word and thus render a sentence differently?

As we all know, the dirt inserted into Islam started during the conquests of the Abbasid dynasty and maybe even before that. with all the fitnah's, and in-fighting happening during that time it is clear that what we have now as "guidance" is a product of all that. The Persians never liked the Arabs, and so when they held the caliphate, anything Arabic in language and tradition were all corrupted and changed to suit the Persian way of living.

A product from these conquest were forced conversion. not by the sword but by economic, social and political means. The Muslim rulers did not need to force a conversion to non Muslims because they could collect a certain tax from them. Why force them to convert? those who actually converted were those living at the lower levels of society. Converting to Islam because it benefited them socially and economically. but their real spiritual roots were maintained and injected into the Islam they adopted. Hence, that is why we have many similarities with Zoroastrianism.

3- How to break away from the bullshit? bullshit that has transformed into truth after a thousand or so years? can i still trust an Arabic Quran to hold the same meaning it had during the time of the first 4 caliphs? the spelling and words may be the same, but what about the meaning it renders throughout that 1400 year period?

If i am wrong to question all this do let me know and i will gladly try an understand why

Peace All




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Islamic Duties / Re: What is the real meaning of sola/salat?
« on: April 04, 2014, 04:03:56 PM »
Salam Good Logic and Hamzeh,

Thanks for your help in trying to clear things out.

You know Hamzeh, What you told in your reply is exactly how i feel. I've just read too many different opinions from many sites and many people that at one point i just couldn't understand what was real and what was not.

Good Logic, I'll try keeping that in mind. It makes good sense.

God Bless

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Islamic Duties / Re: What is the real meaning of sola/salat?
« on: April 03, 2014, 11:01:28 AM »
Salam All,

Thanks for all your inputs. Please dont get me wrong here. I am not pushing for any new idea nor am i advocating what Aidid safar said. I just need a real need to separate the lies from the truth. And it is difficult when one cannot trust the translations of the quran done by many clergymen

1- Good Logic, It is Aqimu SOLA, and not salat.

Maybe you can help with this. I do not speak arabic. So i am having trouble with the differences between salat and sola or even zakaa and zakat. in the azan, we pronounce it as sola and not salat.




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