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    Dear brothers and sisters, I hope I am posting this in the right place but I am very confused and in need of help. I was born into a family with a Catholic mother and a Muslim father. My father is Muslim in name only. He believes in Allah but doesn't follow Islam at all - although he says he is Muslim. When I was a child I was sent to a Catholic school but was punished by my parents for following the rules of the Catholic school even though they were the ones that sent me there. Due to the hell my parents put me through I hated ALL religions for many years. Recently I have started wanting to learn about Islam (against my parents wishes) so I have been learning about Islam online without their knowledge. In the process, I met a beautiful Muslim man and we are wanting to get married. His family loves and adores me as if I was their own and it warms my heart to be part of such a wonderful family. The issue is, he is from Saudi Arabia and needs to apply for marriage permission in order to marry me (a foreigner) and he needs to disclose my religion. I am confused - Am I Muslim from birth as my father is Muslim even though he doesn't follow and I've never been taught how to practise or do I need to go to a Masjid to convert to get evidence to submit to that I am Muslim? I also don't want to hurt and disappoint my family but I don't know what to do as I know they are not going to like me following Islam. When I vaguely mentioned it to them one time they said they I have lost my mind and I am mental that I am looking to learn about Islam. Please advise what to do. Even though my father is Muslim by birth he doesn't like Islam. I am so confused. Sorry for the length of this post. Please help!
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    thanks. its not as if i was saying she shudnt go outside, or cover her face, or saying every women shud wear a hijab..
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    TLDR: twitter discussion, can a man advise a woman to wear more modest clothes if she is wearing a hijab. Long story: so i cant remmeber what the original tweet was about - but i posted 'i have seen women who wear hijab but wear tight clothes, and advised them to NOT do this i..e dont wear tight clothes'. a (revert) took offence to that and said who am i to tell a woman what to wear or not... I replied with hadeeth where if you see something wrong use force, if u cant use words, if not walk away, also how teaching good things gives you rewards... she also in the discussion accused me of being a pervert because i am looking at women.. (i mean come on, if i was a pervert, i wouldnt have advised women to wear modest clothing, i would be happy as they are!!) she said i should lower my gaze instead of advising women to be more modest... but Allah says to MEN to lower gaze AND WOMEN to dress modestly.. i also told her she is SLANDERING me which is a sin, as she doesnt know me personally to say i am a pervert.. (She didnt heed that warning!) then it dragged on a bit and then i said PROPHET Muhammed (pbuh) was a man, she said but you are not a prophet... then i said IMAMS are men who preach.. and then she said 'you are not imam'. and then I asked her to ask her local imam, and then next day she said she had and he agreed with her, i replied with so post screenshots, first her reply was its another lang, so i said i will use google translate, then she changed her story to 'i cant be bothered, i have better things to do' (even tho she had been replying to almost every tweet of mine! so in the end i just ended it as she wasnt listening to me.. i dont know whats wrong with people? (Unless i am wrong here) - it was a general comment from me as a FYI to women who wear tight clothes with hijab so they can rectify their behaviour and i get some reward.. :/
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    Brother: I think that you were absolutely correct in trying to advise this sister to not wear tight clothing.
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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5419017/
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    Scientists found that hindu men believe rape is okay because the hindu gods were also rapists, and hindu men "strive to emulate the gods" https://jstor.org/stable/26671430 -70% of hindu men believed a rapist is not a criminal https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P
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    Have a look https://islamic-life-forum.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-7-ahruf-10-qiraat-of-quran.html
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    Secondly, Quran simply states the fact that i.e If human were the author of the Quran, you would find much Ikhtilaf which linguistically signifies; "The disagreeing, differing, or varying, in state or condition or quality, &c.; being dissimilar, different, diverse, various, incongruous, discordant, or dissentient:] اختلف is the contr. of اِتَّفَقَ; (Ḳ, TA;) and is said of anything that is dissimilar [in the parts or members, &c. of which it is composed]; as alsoتخالف↓. (TA.) You say,تخالف↓ الأَمْرَانِ [and اختلف الامران], i. e. لَمْ يَتَّفِقَا [The two things, or affairs, or cases, were, or became, dissimilar,, &c.]. (TA.) And اختلفوا andتخالفوا↓ (Mgh, Mṣb) [They disagreed,, &c., فِى أَمْرٍ in a thing or an affair or a case;] every one of them took to, or held, a way, or an opinion, different from, or contrary to, that of another: (Mṣb:) both signify the same. (Mgh.) It is said in a trad., سَوُّوا صُفُوفَكُمْ وَلَا تَخْتَلِفُوا فَتَخْتَلِفَ قُلُوبُكُمْ [Make ye your ranks even when ye place yourselves to pray together, and be not dissimilar in your positions, for in that case your hearts would disagree]; meaning, when one of you advances, or stands, before another in the ranks, your hearts will be affected, and disagreement in respect of friendship and amity will arise among you: or, as some say, it means, your hearts will be made to recoil: or the صُورَة [or specific character] of your hearts will become changed into another صورة. (TA.) [Hence,] اِخْتَلَفَتْ عَنْ أَنْوَائِهَا, said of stars: see 4, near the middle of the paragraph. Also The being complicated, intricate, or confused. (KL.) [You say, اختلف الأَمْرُ بَيْنَهُمْ The affair, or case, was, or became, complicated, intricate, or confused, so as to be a subject of disagreement, or difference, between them: a phrase of frequent occurrence.]"
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    The Miracle of the Quran for non-Arabs ! By karkooshy One of the proofs for the prophethood of Muhammed ﷺ is the Quran, which is an imitable literary miracle of unrivaled eloquence. However, the miraculousness of the Quran is very difficult to realize for someone who is not specialized in Arabic, never mind someone who does not speak Arabic at all! Such a person would not be qualified to judge the literary quality of the Quran, nor be able compare it with other literature in order to determine its imitability. Fortunately, there are ways around this problem. One can appreciate the miraculousness of the Quran, even if one does not speak Arabic, by considering the following three facts: First: the Quran challenges Prophet Muhammed’s opponents (the pagan Arabs) to disprove its miraculousness, by getting together and producing a chapter that rivals the eloquence of any of its chapters: وَإِن كُنتُمْ فِي رَيْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَىٰ عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُوا بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِ وَادْعُوا شُهَدَاءَكُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ And if you doubt about what We have revealed to Our slave, roduce a chapter like it, and call upon your supporters other than Allah, if you are truthful[1]. Second: The pagan Arabs were expert poets. Likely, the best in the Arabic language in all of history. To this day, Arabic linguists use pre-Islamic as a template for grammatical and linguistic rules. This is proof that Prophet Muhammed’s opponents were competent, and that it is nomically necessary for them to have been able to meet the Quranic challenge. Third: Prophet Muhammed’s opponents were heavily invested in destroying Islam, and disproving his prophethood. The pagan Arabs imprisoned, tortured, and killed many of the early Muslims. They even engaged in wars against Prophet Muhammed ﷺ and his community. Wars where those pagans spent much time, much money, and risked their very lives, in order to stop the spread of Islam. With the above in mind, we argue: If a claimant to prophethood is aided by a negation of nomic necessity, then he is a true prophet. Muhammed ﷺ is a claimant to prophet who was aided by a negation of nomic necessity. Therefore, Muhammed ﷺ is a true prophet. As for the first premise, it is true because God is the creator of normalcy. So His aiding a claimant to prophethood by negating normalcy for him, signals His support for this claimant. More on this here. As for the second premise- Muhammed ﷺ is a claimant to prophethood who was aided by a negation of nomic necessity- this is actualized in the pagan Arabs’ inability to address the Quranic challenge. For if the pagan Arabs were able to fulfill the Quranic challenge, and given their extreme desire to destroy Islam, they would have spared themselves the time, money, and the risks of death in battle, and they would have simply cooperated with one another in order to produce a text which rivaled the Quran literarily. But they did not, and Islam ultimately prevailed[2]. Thus, the Quran resulted in a negation of nomic necessity. Namely, the inability of the pagans to address its challenge, when they should have been able to do so. To make the above clearer, Imam Al-Baqilani[2] compares the failure of the pagans in addressing the Quranic challenge, to a prophet who challenges his opponents to move their hands, when God prevents them from this act for the timeframe of the prophet’s challenge. This is a negation of nomic necessity for those people, and proof for this prophet’s prophethood. Likewise, God preventing the pagans from being able to address the Quranic challenge, is a negation of nomic necessity for them, and proof for Muhammed’s ﷺ prophethood. Therefore, Muhammed ﷺ is a true prophet. https://islamic-life-forum.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-miracle-of-quran-for-non-arabs.html
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    This is great news brother. Hope you achieve success in this world and the next. FYI, israel does not have the F-22 - it has the F-35. Also, I hope you can put more playable vehicles, like planes, helicopters, tanks and boats like War Thunder!
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    Dear Dot, thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It's very helpful. After saying Shahada how do I then 'prove' that I a Muslim for marriage permission?
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    Assalamo alaikm Dear sister , of course your are a Muslim. In Islam siblings of a Muslim father are Muslims by birth, regardless of his practicing Islam. However, I advise you to say the shahada (declertaion of faith), to re-affirm your Islam. This post will help you say it:
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    Very nice intro guide for Muslims. With this everyone should take the initiative to Learn the Quran with Tajweed for both children and elders, as well as Learn the Quran with Translation.
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    Here is a quick guide that we have prepared for those who have just reverted to Islam, with links to what they need to know and learn in their first steps in the beautiful religion of Islam. Please click each topic for details and simple tutorials: How to say the shahada (declaration of faith) and instantly become a Muslim. Essential Quran for new muslims and Learn To Recite The Quran How To Perform Ablution (wudu) Before Praying How To Pray How to say the tashahud Prayer Times New Muslim's Frequently asked questions First Steps in Islam How To Wear Hijab (for sisters) English translation of the meanings of the Quran and here Muhammad, The Messenger Of Allah 50 Basic Q&A About Islam Free Arabic Quran Skype Lessons How To Say Iqama (Iqamah) Before Prayers
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    Good, thank you for sharing this with us.
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    worship the creator not the creation
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    I think it's individual personally. My family is Sikh, i am Muslim..but they don't worship the saints as gods...they worship God Himself. I know i can probably never convince them to convert like i did, but me living by example, InshaAllah, perhaps i can make them see how their religion and mine has some similarities instead of differences. I think by trying this way, it helps us all out and allows us to work towards acceptance. Just my two cents :sl:
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