Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Shahmatt

Pages: 1 ... 4 5 [6] 7
Islamic Duties / Re: On Wudhu
« on: May 29, 2013, 06:40:42 PM »
Thank you all for the input.

Islamic Duties / On Wudhu
« on: May 26, 2013, 10:47:55 PM »
I refer to the following verse on Wudhu:

Yusuf Ali: "O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands, God doth not wish to place you in a difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete his favour to you, that ye may be grateful."

Can "offices of nature" also include an episode of flatulence? In the Muslim community I come from an episode of flatulence, however small, renders Wudhu void, and therefore Wudhu must be performed again in order to be fit for prayer. In my personal opinion flatulence may or may not result in uncleanliness, and it should be left to individual judgment if purification is necessary.

Does "contact with women" imply only sexual contact or any form of physical contact? In the Muslim community I come from even an accidental touch with a member of the opposite sex will render Wudhu void.

Your opinions are greatly appreciated.

General Discussions / Chapter 53. What does it mean?
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:41:04 PM »

Chapter 53 seems rather mystical and intruiging. Is there any article on this website about it?

Thanks very much for your help.

54:1: "The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder."

I am trying to find verses in the Quran that are similar to the above. That is, a future event related as though it is happening now or has happened in the past.

I am sure that Joseph Islam related another example either in one of his articles or in this forum, but I can't seem to find that reference again.

Can anyone point me out any similar other reference in the Quran?

General Discussions / Re: Question regarding the duties of witnesses
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:40:40 PM »
Thanks very much for your input.


17th March 2013

This thread is now closed and a direct link to this post is now available at the dedicated Q&A page.


General Discussions / Question regarding the duties of witnesses
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:09:53 PM »
I refer to the following verse:

4:6 (Yusuf Ali): "Make trial of orphans until they reach the age of marriage; if then ye find sound judgment in them, release their property to them; but consume it not wastefully, nor in haste against their growing up. If the guardian is well-off, Let him claim no remuneration, but if he is poor, let him have for himself what is just and reasonable. When ye release their property to them, take witnesses in their presence: But all-sufficient is God in taking account."

I infer from this verse the following:
1. The age of marriage is linked to sound judgment
2. Sound judgment is judgment sufficient to manage wealth and property
3. Witnesses are necessary to verify that property has been transferred

So my question is as follows:

Would it also be within the scope of witnesses to verify also that any contract is not unreasonable and that justice is being served?

For example, in the context of the transfer of property from guardian to orphan (or even of marriage), what if witnesses observe that the recipient or person to be married is not of sound judgment?

I notice that in verse 65:2 that witnesses are to endured with justice (bolded below), and from this I infer that witnesses must witness justice as well, and take some responsibility. Why else would God have included this information? Would this be a correct interpretation?

65:2: "Thus when they fulfil their term appointed, either take them back on equitable terms or part with them on equitable terms; and take for witness two persons from among you, endued with justice, and establish the evidence (as) before God. Such i s the admonition given to him who believes in God and the Last Day. And for those who fear God, He (ever) prepares a way out,"

Any comments are appreciated.

General Discussions / Re: Banning Slavery
« on: February 21, 2013, 10:11:02 PM »
Very interesting topic. Thank you very much for the insight JI.

Islamic Duties / Re: On closing the prayer
« on: February 06, 2013, 08:19:43 PM »
Alright. Thanks very much. It sure makes more sense to close the prayer in this manner over the common method.

Islamic Duties / Re: On closing the prayer
« on: January 30, 2013, 11:33:27 AM »

Thanks very much for the input.

Would you say that the Quranic verse amounts to a command to close the prayer in this manner?

Islamic Duties / On closing the prayer
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:45:28 AM »
I have come across this article on how prayer must be ended according to the Quran.

Translations of the Arabic seem alright to me. Comments are welcome!

Greetings to all..

I am personally very greatly interested in economics, government policy and laws.

I thought I might share with all of you this interesting essay on the topic. The material is unrelated to the Quran and Islam. However I find it enlightening. At the very least I think it gives perspective and understanding.

General Discussions / Re: On the Day of Congregation and Surah Jum'mah
« on: September 25, 2012, 03:06:49 PM »
Thanks very much for the link.

Do we also know if there is any support in the Quran for the present 7 day week format?

General Discussions / On the Day of Congregation and Surah Jum'mah
« on: September 20, 2012, 05:07:46 PM »
Greetings to all.

With regards to the reference to a "day of congregation" in 62:9 - Surah Jum'mah.

I wonder if anyone can explain to me why this day refers to "Friday" as is common practice today. Is there any other reference within the Quran on the "day of congregation"?

Also Surah Jum'mah does not refer to a time of prayer. Does this mean that the congregational prayer may be held as a replacement to any of the five prayers, instead of just the noonday prayer?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. Thanks very much in advance for your opinions.

Thanks very much for the input.

Pages: 1 ... 4 5 [6] 7