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  1. Islam In Germany

    Wasalaam! Sind hier Moslems aus Sued-Deutschland? Oder besonders Tuebingen? Are there any muslims from Germany? Especially from the south? Compared to the UK, I find that the Germans are much more xenophobic, certainly not towards individuals but towards muslims in general, no? For example I have spoken to a German friend (very educated by the way, educated at Oxford) & he feels that sisters wear hijab to segregate from German society. Because of these feelings I think I'll stay in the UK after I finish uni. What are your experiences?
  2. Evolution Of Bacteria

    :D I was wondering whether we reject evolution per se or do we just reject that humans arose by evolution? I think there is extremely strong evidence that evolution acts at the level of lesser species such as bacteria. For instance if you treat bacteria with antibiotica they will develop resistance by natural selection... that's proven. However I don't think any scientist in the world can claim that evolution explains the step from "animal" (monkey) to human: suddenly there is conciousness, awareness of oneself, etc... How would natural selection manage that all of a sudden??
  3. Natural Selection

    Furthermore, Allah might somehow controll the accidents that lead to new mutation (e.g. a photon hitting the DNA base or an error in replication)... in this way Allah could use evolution as a tool to create new species. What do you think?
  4. Natural Selection

    :D What if a new mutation arises in the DNA -> this could create a new trait. Such new mutations can be introduced by mutagens (cigarette-smoke, ultra-violet light, etc.)
  5. Woman Living Alone

    :D That's a very important point! What country you're in, how safe is it, how comparable are the circumstances to when the hadeeth was given, etc. Wasalaam! :D
  6. .

    :D It's not only slow but sometimes my Internet Explorer cannot load anything & gives me an error... but maybe that's just Bill's fault?
  7. Alcohol Company

    :D :D that was a very good decision, not to take it down!
  8. The Begining Of Human

    :D I don't think there's a problem with dinosaurs or with evolution per se... it's just that we don't believe that key step from animal to human was an evolutionary step. Evolution of animals is not a contradiction of Quran, is it?
  9. Alcohol Company

    :D I don't think the ends justify the means in this case
  10. Alcohol Company

    :D I don't think the ends justify the means in this case: There cannot be order from disorder (I'm quoting a friend)
  11. The Begining Of Human

    :D I think you're perfectly right!
  12. Applying To Grad. School

    Salaamu'alakum & Sorry! :D
  13. Woman Living Alone

    :D So can women not even travel from their home to uni alone? This interpretation can't be right...
  14. Applying To Grad. School

    :D You could to get a loan from an Islamic bank, inshah' Allah.
  15. Napolyon

    :D That's very difficult to believe...
  16. Islamic Banking

    they offer a savings account (>3% return), morgage, current accounts & a personal finance facility. All compliant with shariah, apparently :D
  17. Asalamo Alaikum :D Timothy Winter (Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad) from the Facutly of Divinity at Cambridge Uni is certainly the most impressive convertee I've ever met! I hope more scholars like him will revert to Islam, inshah'Allah. Isn't it interesting that many of the convertees are especially intellectual?
  18. Islamic Banking

    :D In the UK there's the Islamic Bank of Britain (islamic-bank(contact admin if its a beneficial link)), that's pretty good
  19. Husband-wife Issues!

    :D Could you not employ somebody to do the most difficult parts of household work?
  20. Non Muslims Funeral?

    :D What about going to the wedding of a non-muslim friend? Would it be enough to stay away from the ceremony in chruch?
  21. :D I was wondering which translation of the Quran people have found to be the most accurate? I use Ahmed Ali (Princeton University Press, 2001), does anyone know about the quality of this translation? Wasalaam!
  22. The Begining Of Human

    :D I'm still not clear, what is the stone-age? Isn't that defined as the time when humans used stone-tools?? (After that comes bronze age where they used bronze tools etc.) So if that's the definition, surely people must have been around :D So is stone age really what she meant?
  23. Applying To Grad. School

    :D No, in the UK, but I'm sure something similar has to be available in America...
  24. Timothy Winter: Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad

    Just one more question: how come so many people have heard of him? How famous is Dr Winter outside Cambridge?
  25. Silk Ties?

    Asalamo alaikum, brothers Now I've got a problem here: those of you who have to wear ties in your jobs: would you wear silk ones? Silk is a real problem for us because of various hadeeth, but quite frankly polyester ties are ... not very nice. Some people say a hand's breadth is permissible, others say all silk is haram for men. I know it's easy for ppl to say: nah, never silk only synthetics (especially if they don't have to wear ties every day themselves). But if anyone would wear silk I would like to ask what the evidence is that this is permissible? Wassalam :D