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Your Site, My Background
« on: November 17, 2011, 12:36:16 AM »
I'm so grateful to Allah that I came across your site. I actually belong to a shia family and have been involved in all the shia practices (matam, mourning, etc) for so many years of my life. But only recently I came across some 'Quranist' website and all of a sudden I had a paradigm shift. I never thought about the other side of the 'truth' I was holding on to.

I always thought what I believed was right and I took all that for granted. But by the grace of Allah, I have started studying Quran on my own and researching things over the internet and your work has been of tremendous help in clearing many of my doubts and confusions as well as misconceptions. I used to take the Ahadith Corpus as almost equal to the Quran, and never bothered to read the Quran. But I'm so grateful to Allah for showing me the correct path and guiding me through it.
Your work and research is truly amazing. May Allah reward you for your efforts. I'll be looking forward to reading more of your articles.

[A sister in faith - Name withheld from forum]

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Re: Your Site, My Background
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 12:49:35 AM »
Thank you for your comments.

Indeed only God can guide. I am a mere servant of God with all the inherent weaknesses of a fallible human being. At best all I can provide are arguments based on the scripture.

If what I say is true, then any good is only from God and I am merely an avenue to that truth, like anyone else. Any mistakes that I make are truly my own and my soul shall bear the brunt of any trangressions on the Day of Judgment.

The purpose of this section is merely to encourage others to share their personal experiences with others who may in turn be strengthened by it given their own circumstances.

It is a complex web of acquiring information and I believe that God takes us past what I call are 'watering places' if He intends to guide and 'water' those that truly seek His way. It is often a case of traversing these stepping stones with an open mind / heart and indeed moving on when the time is right.

My work is merely a small piece in this immense web. Please take anything from it that is good and move on from anything that you do not find convincing.

Let us race (fa-is'tabiqu) with one another in good works (2:148).

I ardently pray that my Lord guides me and forgives my fallible soul on the Day that I am raised.

'During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act' 
George Orwell