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General Discussions / Re: What is Haram
« on: January 21, 2016, 12:41:46 AM »
No my brother I get it, I do know you were not arguing in favour of zoofilia, i just felt the need to address that, bcs if someone not-so-infomed would see it, would think thats how it is, if God doesn't shout out straightforwardly "This is haraam!" then it is not haram. Which i agree its a nonsense logic to say at least. You see, with each passing era humans develop, change. This brings out new ways of transgressing and new ways of performing good. For example, there were no porn sites until last century, so it is not haraam since God orders to lower gaze only from women standing in front of you in-person! After all, that was the only way of haram in this aspect, up to last century.
Or, in the other hand, you could perform charity only from your own hands in-person, but now you can donate online to that needy one who you know needs it.
My point is, as the human society develops, there are always new ways to do good and to do evil. And the justification is always that God didnt explicitly say its unlawful. Despite of how much human society prospers, good is good and evil is evil, what changes is just the way you perform them. And as for those who feel that way, here's what God says:
"Say, "My Lord has only forbidden immoralities - what is apparent of them and what is concealed - and sin, and oppression without right, and that you associate with Allah that for which He has not sent down authority, and that you say about Allah that which you do not know." (7:33). So whatever this new thing is, if in any way it is harmful or immoral or oppressing or questions God's authority, it should be kept away.
Seraphina :)

P.S. Why do you say G-d and not God? I'm so curious.

General Discussions / Re: What is Haram
« on: January 21, 2016, 12:02:33 AM »

Withal, by your logic, just because G-D didn't explicitly forbid marrying animals, it should be considered/labeled "halal" !!!

Well....all things that are not mentioned as being Haram, are, by default, Halal.
Everything which is not declared as Haram or "not Halal" in the Quran is Halal, ...

Ye get the point ²

Salam Hicham9,
With all due respect, I strongly dissagree with your statement. God is crystal-clear when it comes to sensitive/important matters like the one you implied. Sometimes his answer is straightforward within one verse, sometimes it is implied within some verses. Here, see these verses and consider whether He left us wondering can we marry animals or not :)
"The Originator of the heavens and the earth; He made mates for you from among yourselves, and mates of the cattle too, multiplying you thereby; nothing like a likeness of Him; and He is the Hearing, the Seeing." (42:11)
"And Allah has made for you mates of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best: will they then believe in vain things, and be ungrateful for Allah's favours?" (16:72)
"And one of His signs is that He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest in them, and He put between you love and compassion; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect." (30:21)
"Do you approach males among the worlds and leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing." (26:165-166). Note the words of prophet Lut pbuh. If marrying a man (a being of your own type of creature - a human), is a transgression into the eyes of God, and He created all beings in pairs so each of them has its own pair (as indicated in the verses), do you really think you would be allowed to marry an animal?
God bless,

Dear brother Joseph,
I believe everyone agrees with me when I say I understand what you say, and I am deeply appreciative that although your time is limited you still manage to be here for us. I pray to God to bless you with health and long life, and for anything I can be helpful for you (and for brothers and sisters of this forum), I'm here.
God bless you,

General Discussions / Re: Masturbation is not Haram/Unlawful!
« on: January 20, 2016, 12:14:25 AM »
Salam Sstikstof,
1) That makes you second-biggest fan, bcs Joseph's biggest fan is me :)
2) Will you answer my question or not?

God bless,

General Discussions / Re: Masturbation is not Haram/Unlawful!
« on: January 19, 2016, 11:58:10 PM »
Ive come accross this interesting exchange of ideas between these two brothers, and I would kindly ask you something:
Did our Lord create our sexual organs to be enjoyed with someone else, or on our own? Did our Lord bring Eve to Adam knowing Adam could use his genitalia on his own?

Salam Asfar,
Seraphina is a ''she'' :)
And im having a bit difficulty to understand has the answer helped or not?

General Discussions / Re: Shirk Forgiveness
« on: January 18, 2016, 07:03:38 PM »
Salam Sister Seraphina,
I typed up a longer reply, but it seems to have disappeared...don't know what happened lol. I said that shirk can take many forms, like taking evil desires for gods, for instance, if you drink alcohol while knowing it's wrong then you might be comitting shirk by following your vain desires...if you get what I'm saying

Wa alaikum salam sis :)
Even then we still have the hope to be forgiven.
"Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful."
Its not just nonbelievers who sin :) Even the servants of Allah will sin from time to time, we are humans after all, and sometimes knowingly sometimes unknowingly we will transgress. But if we ask for forgivenes, He will forgive us :)

P.S. Example: Adam knew what he was doing, he sinned knowingly by obeying his own desire, and yet once he and Eve repented, Allah forgave them.
God bless,

General Discussions / Re: Shirk Forgiveness
« on: January 18, 2016, 06:50:28 AM »
Salam lovely sister,
If you have examined holy book carefuly, you will see that for every punishment prescribed, it is stressed out that if an evil is commited unknowingly (you dont know it is forbidden) or unintentionally/accidentaly, God doesnt account it as a sin :) he only accounts as a sin when you know what youre doing, and you still choose to do it. To be responsible for something, you must have been aware of what youre doing, otherwise that person has no idea what hes beeing accounted for, right?
See this verse:
"When those come to thee who believe in Our signs, Say: "Peace be on you: Your Lord has inscribed for Himself (the rule of) mercy (Arabic: Kataba ala nafsihi): surely, if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented, and amends (his conduct), lo! He is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful"
"Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his ownself. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray to his own loss. No one laden with burdens can bear another's burden. And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)."
I guess these are enough to form the opinion that God never punished people if a warning didnt reach them. They were only considered guilty if they received clear warning and refused it.
God bless

Discussions / The amazing Quran!
« on: January 18, 2016, 03:04:59 AM »
Assalamu alaykum everyone,
I dont know if you ever heard of Gary Miller, the canadian mathematician and christian missionary who took a duty upon himself to study the Quran so he can find historical, scientific and logical errors on it so he could use these findings while preaching to non christians. He examined the way prophet Muhammad is adressed at, the way he is described there, scientific and historic datas, and much more. And what happened next? His name is now Abdul-Ahad Omar! :D
Here is his book with his studies which i enjoyed reading a lot, and i thought you would like it too.
God bless you all,

Salam alaikum Asfar,
Cutting off the hands of thieves - Is prescribed in the Quran
Stoning married adulterers to death - No support from the Quran
Lashing unmarried adulterers 100 times, - Is prescribed in the Quran for married ones as well (immorality is equally grave sin no matter if its commiter is single or married)
Lashing alcohol drinkers 40 or 80 times - No support from the Quran
Stoning to death for sodomy - No support from the Quran
The ones not supported from the Quran have originated from sources of dubious origins. Now lets focus on the ones supported from Quran: lashing adulterers and cutting off hands of thieves.
What comes as a surprise to many muslims (especially sunni ones) is that Quran does not differ between immorality commited from singles and from married ones. Its punishment is same for both: 100 lashes after 4 credible witnesses have seen the act with their own eyes. I emphasize: 4 people must have seen the act with their own eyes. And no, the lash shouldn't be strong and harsh to kill the victim. The point is to disgrace them in front of people and to make them realise what they have done, and to repent and mend their ways. It is not a death punishment. Death punishment is prescribed by God only for murder and for spreading mischief on earth.
Yes, some people might say it is a cruel punishment (just like for the hand cutting). But these people have to see the bigger picture here. If 4 people managed to see that act with their own eyes, it must have been happening in a relatively public space and in an hour when people are moving or working. If no punishment would be prescribed then this evil act would become normal and human society would start to degenerate and corrupt. That's the whole purpose of God's laws: to protect the human society from degeneration and corruption, and to keep it morally chaste and socially safe.
Anyway, the adulterers are left alive, but not without punishment at all.
As to cutting hands of the thief, it is not for ordinary theft. Check our brother's article which explains it in detail
God bless you,

General Discussions / Re: Shirk Forgiveness
« on: January 17, 2016, 02:47:28 AM »
Salam sister Mia,
The one who commits shirk is considered a disbeliever ("kafir") only after the clear truth has reached him/her and he/she still chooses not to accept it for any reason (pride, ago, arrogance, ...). The people will be judged according to the clarity of message that has reached them. Maybe youve seen them, but I think these articles would help you:

God bless you,
Seraphina :)

Salam all,
Its been crossing my mind as well for a very long time. :) Quran says that no warner had ever come to them before Muhammad. Then how did they know about the existence of jinn? Why the previous scriptures do not mention anything similar? Whats the word in hebrew or aramaic used for demons or spirits?
Brother Joseph would be so helpful right now :)
God bless,

General Discussions / Re: Geocentrism and Flat Earth in Quran II
« on: January 08, 2016, 07:42:03 AM »
Brother Joseph, please come at our rescue :) I compart with you Mariyah on this one - only brother Joseph's arguments about this issue from Quran's perspective can help open Hicham's eyes (and ours as well). May Allah protect him wherever he is.
And Mariyah, thank you for your kind words - i will look up that book, you've awaked my curiosity :) your name is a pretty one too :*
Your sister Seraphina

General Discussions / Re: Geocentrism and Flat Earth in Quran II
« on: January 07, 2016, 11:55:53 PM »
Salamun alaikum brothers and sisters,
This thread catched my attention, and im truly surprised and sorry at the same time! I could understand an arab living in a dessert while the Quran was being revealed, bcs at that time most nations believed earth was flat and sun moves, but today, in this era for someone to have such ideas? im speechless :) and by the way when the Quran says sun moves it says nowhere that it moves around the earth! It says they have their appointed way and time.
"Yes, the Sun - in fact, our whole solar system - orbits around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. We are moving at an average velocity of 828,000 km/hr. But even at that high rate, it still takes us about 230 million years to make one complete orbit around the Milky Way! The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy."
See? even a child is easily convinced by the proofs science has nowadays.
Earth looks flat to us who dwell on it, but in reality is egg shaped :) It moves around itself and around the sun at the same time in a great speed and yet we who dwell on it feel anything of its move, to us its a fixed, secured place. Thats what Quran says and thats what science says. No other way around it.
God bless you all,

Women / Re: Validity of Nikaah
« on: October 14, 2015, 01:26:19 AM »
Shalom Duster :) I'm glad I started a thread which you find great :) I always try to ask questions whose answers are beneficial to others as well, not just me :)
Thank you for the link
Seraphina :)

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