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Islamic Duties / Re: "Wasiyah" distribution in one's lifetime?
« on: December 05, 2019, 01:57:33 AM »
Salaam Optomist,

I was only imparting my own opinion regarding gifting children money equally in their lifetime and yes, the Quran is silent on this matter. Obviously a disabled child is a different situation because they will have more needs compared to their siblings.

Putting that aside and in the case where children are healthy etc, I personally feel that they should all receive an equal share, regardless if one may be better off than another. We don't know whose situation could change in the future so just out of fairness I feel that they should have equal amounts otherwise it could seem to one child that you are favouring their siblings over them and potentially lead to unnecessary animosity.

It may be that the 'richer' child may refuse your gift and in that case you could reallocate it to other children, but the main thing would be to at at least offer the same amount to all of them.

With regards to Wasiyah, you are correct when you say that a limit of 1/3 allocation of wealth is not in the Quran. The primary will takes into account any specific legacies that are an 'exception' to the norm but they mustn't cause harm to the legal heirs of the deceased.

For example, you have 3 children and you are estranged from 1 of them who you completely exclude from the will by allocated equal shares to the other 2 children.

Or 1 of them are extremely rich and you exclude them in your  will. These examples would mean that your will is not in the spirit of the Quran and it can be argued that it should be adjusted to correct any errors.

Quran 2:182
"But whoever fears any error or sin on the part of the testator, then reconciles between them (the parties concerned), then there is no sin on him. Indeed, God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful"

General Discussions / Re: What does the word Islam means
« on: December 03, 2019, 01:56:13 AM »

To me it seemed that Mubashir was talking in context to religion when he asked...'the next question would be who is a Muslim'.

Of course the word Islam has an intrinsic meaning but it has been allocated this name as for our religion.

Islam is the name of the religion as Christianity and Judaism are religions.

Simply a title to demarcate the faith. That makes sense to me.

General Discussions / Re: Can a person donate his parts before he expired ?
« on: December 03, 2019, 01:26:04 AM »

I think Beyond Tradition is taking about organ donation?

If so, then I think that would be down to individual choice and it's not a religious matter in my opinion.

You can save many lives by donating organs to those who are gravely ill and are often on a very long waiting list.

General Discussions / Re: What does the word Islam means
« on: December 01, 2019, 09:05:33 PM »

The word Islam has been assigned as a religion by God so it is in this context the OP has asked what the meaning is.

Quran 5:3

".....This day are those who disbelieve in despair of (ever harming) your religion; so fear them not, fear Me! This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favour unto you, and have chosen for you as religion al-Islam...."


I think what you are saying is absolutely fine. I agree that there are beautiful verses in the Quran that praise our Lord but being creative is what makes us human.

You can connect to Him on so many levels and He is worthy of all praise as is stated in the Quran. I would encourage doing that in different ways definitely.

Islamic Duties / Re: "Wasiyah" distribution in one's lifetime?
« on: November 27, 2019, 01:24:18 AM »
Salaam Student,

A wasilah is only applicable after death with distributions made according to your will and with the proportions as stated in the Quran.

If for example during your lifetime, you wish to give some money to your children, it should be given in equal measure to each of them.

If you want to give something to another person as a gift, then you are free to do so as long as your intention is not to deprive rightful heirs of their rights.


The verse you refer to is 21:107. This does not mean what you mention 
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:


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:

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.

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.

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)."

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:


General Discussions / Re: My Daily Remembrance
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:28:18 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.


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.

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:

"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".

"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.

General Discussions / Re: Is Quran mentioned about big bank ?
« on: October 31, 2019, 11:55:54 PM »

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


General Discussions / Re: Is Quran mentioned about big bank ?
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:49:52 AM »
Salaam Beyond Tradition,

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

"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?

General Discussions / Re: Can Muslims Celebrate Halloween?
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:18:34 AM »

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.

General Discussions / Re: Translation error?
« on: October 24, 2019, 11:43:58 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


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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