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  1. :D I find it so interesting that the major Schools of Thought are one way connected to another by looking at the founders. Its as simple as this: Connection between Imam Jafar As Sadiq :ra: and Imam Abu Hanifah :ra: Imam Jafar As Sadiq :ra: was the founder of the Jafari School of Thought. The Jafari School of Thought is more or less a Shiite School, however the Imam is highly regarded amongst the Ahl-Sunnah. Imam Abu Hanifah :ra: had been reported to have studied under Imam Jafar As Sadiq :ra: and was the founder of the Hanafi School of Thought. Connection between Imam Abu Hanifah :ra: and Imam Malik :ra: Imam Malik :ra: while he was young at the time reports suggest that they both had mutual-respect. Imam Malik :ra: was also reported to also be a student at one point in time of Imam Jafar As Sadiq :ra:. He is the founder of the Maliki School and at a point in time a student had learned from both the Hanafi and Maliki Schools. Connection between Imam Malik :ra: and Imam Shafi :ra: Imam Shafi :ra: was once a student of Imam Malik :ra: and had also learned from students of the Hanafi School. He is the founder of the Shafi School. Connection between Imam Shafi :ra: and Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal :ra: Imam Ahmad :ra: had studied along wtih Imam Shafi :ra: and had established the Hanbali School. Allah knows Best. Fahid
  2. Evolution Debate

    :D In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. I am bringing the heated arguement from another thread into this section. I advise you to read the threads in the Evolution section in which this thread is from. Remember that Islam and Science are compatible with each other and are not seperate. And if you know not about Islam I invite you to Islam, to worship One God (with no partner), eternal and absolute, he begets not nor is he begotten and there is nothing like (or comparable) unto him. More information regarding Islam is given out in the forums. Keep in mind when regarding Evolution: Evolution is a THEORY Some Evolutionists may call it a "FACT" Some Evolutionists may call it a "FACT" and a "THEORY" at the same time Some Evolutionists may call it a "FACT" and a "THEORY" and a "LAW" at the same time Examples of some New Modern Day Theories to think about: Theory of Intelligent Design - Often seen as a bridge between Creationism and Evolution, it is a theory about the origin of life that holds that intelligent causes best explain the origin of many features of living systems. The theory is based on the testable assumption that structures that exhibit high information content are more likely to be the result of intelligent design than of undirected natural causes. Reversing Evolution or Devolving Theories - Mutation in reverse, for example if a plant is evolving it can also reverse the process, or in general we can be "devolving". Any more theories can be presented if you wish. Please make this as friendly as possible. Please Note: We cannot claim we are all experts regarding this topic whether Muslim or Non-Muslim, and if some of us actually are an expert in these fields please proclaim it. If this thread should continue without any progress we should decide to have this closed as we don't want a thread that just keeps going with the same statements being made. Allah knows Best. Fahid
  3. Bible Compared to Quran Based on transcripts from lectures by Yusuf Estes & Dr. Gary Miller (combined). Introduction by Yusuf Estes - It should be stated at the outset of this work, that Muslims do not seek to put down or desecrete the Holy Bible. It is a matter critical matter of faith for Muslims to believe in the original revelations that came down to Moses, David, Solomon and Jesus, just as it is is important for Muslims to believe in the revelation of the Quran that came to Muhammad, peace be upon him. The key word here however, is "original." As we all know the origin of the Bible is clouded with centuries of copying, translating and passing down information, now long lost with only copies of manuscripts remaining to remind us of what once was the Bible. Additionally, it should be noted that Muslims do not seek to destroy the Christians or Jews belief in the Word of God, rather it is an obligation for Muslims to call to what is right and to halt that which is evil. Certainly, causing the "People of the Book" (as the Quran refers to Christians and Jews) to fall into disbelief and leave off any faith in God at all, is the very opposite of the direction Muslims should take in presenting any comparison between Islam and what has come down in the past from the Almighty God. We only seek to bring about more light to the people seeking guidance and pray for all of us to be successful with our Lord in this life and in the Next life and we ask His Guidance and Support in doing so, ameen. CONTINUED...
  4. Uniting The Muslim Ummah

    :D First I want to publically apologize for the mishap of that earlier thread as it wasn't what I meant to speak about, but really the point of it all. I wanted to speak about Unity and the possibilities and what we need to do in order to achieve Unity in the Ummah, I believe its more important then topics that are of no concern to us. What we need to do is what what one would call is "building bridges". Allah :D says in the Holy Qur'an: "And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur'ân), and be not divided among yourselves...' (Qur'an 3:103) This is a commandment of the Lord of the Worlds. That we as Muslims must hold unto the rope of Allah and we must not divide regardless. If this is a duty of ours why have we become divided among ourselves then? Why is it that while we speak of Unity but not take real action for Unity nor make the change within ourself to further Unity even if you dislike the action you need to take place? Apparently one of the views that most people have is that for the Muslim Ummah to unite one must agree to their own views or no Unity. This goes down to the idea of "I know whats Best" and "I know what is right and wrong" while we do need to look inside of us and ask could we actually be wrong in some things within ourselves? No human is perfect, so there has to be something that we may be wrong about (our opinion), even if its something small. But what if "we" can come up with ways to build bridges... ways to make the Unity better such as building bridges between the traditions, the races, the politics, the economic factors and so on. One of the larger problems in the Ummah is that we are turning more like the Jews and Christians have become. The Qur'an gave us so many examples of the People of the Book not just simply for story telling, but it is to tell us not to make the same mistakes they have. What we need is to change what is within ourselves, if we do not change we won't have unity. Allah :D says in the Qur'an: "That is so because Allâh will never change a grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in their ownselves. And verily, Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower." (Qur'an 8:53) Lets look at the courage of Hadhrat Hassan ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib (ra), who became a Caliph only to give it his seat for Unity in the Ummah so that instead of two Caliphs there would be one. Why is it that when we sit in our own "seat" which is our "comfort zone", that we can't make the same sacrifice for Unity by giving up this comfort inside us, this hatred of others whether its the language or the country or the tradition you are from, we need to do this, we need to Unite! Brothers and Sisters If there is no "Bridge" then we fall. Think about it even if you hate building bridges with others amongst the Ummah. Lets share some of our ideas and speak about the possibilities on Unity. Allah knows Best. Fahid
  5. Uniting The Muslim Ummah

    :D If we set our minds on simply thinking "we don't need full unity" we won't take unity serious at all. Its impossible to have 100% unity unless Allah wills it but we must try. How will it be if Allah wills to ask us "why did you divide from the Ummah" what will we say? Please read my previous posts as the Qur'an is serious about unity and staying together. If we don't take it seriously then we have abandoning one thing, and abandoning one thing from the Qur'an is a great sin. Fahid
  6. Uniting The Muslim Ummah

    :D I don't know if anyone here is taking unity seriously just a few Alhamdullilah. If we continue our downfall we could very well be replaced, and if it has to be done so be it. My advice, please take the Qur'an seriously, because honestly, we are abandoning it and throwing it behind our backs like the people of the scriptures before us did. "And the Messenger (Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) will say: "O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur'ân (neither listened to it nor acted on its laws and teachings)." (Qur'an 25:30) "If He wills, He can take you away, O people, and bring others. And Allâh is Ever All-Potent over that." (Qur'an 4:133) Allah knows Best. Fahid
  7. Water Rising Throughout New Orleans

    :D I pray that people who are looking towards asking for Allah's help in this time of need which happens in tragedy, Allah Willingly, they will be safe and continue there life remembering the Creator who is the Helper. Fahid
  8. Why Do Muslims Fast During Ramadan?

    :D If we also take it from a different perspective of understanding how is man ever grateful to the Creator? In fact man in general is very ungrateful and we should be grateful for everything. I'm sure this question goes along with as to why we do such things etc... I always use this analogy by thinking of the pillars of Islam: The Shahada/Testification - We testify it in at least ONE point in our life and keep it with us. The Salat/Prayer - We do it for at least ONE hour on a daily basis (5 times in a day). The Zakat/Charity - We make payment at least ONE times a year. The Sawm/Fasting-Ramadan - We do it ONE month a year. The Hajj/Pilgramage - We require ONE visit in our lifetime if able to. Why not do it for the Lord All-Mighty :D He gives us 23 hours a day for ourselves, he gives us 11 months a year to ourselves, he is so merciful that he requires only one visit to make the pilgramage and if you can't afford it in your lifetime then you are excused and so on. Fahid
  9. Water Rising Throughout New Orleans

    :D Just a side note, Martial Law has been declared. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.sciencedaily(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20050830-13071200-bc-us-katrina-la-2ndld.xml"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.sciencedaily(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/upi/?feed=TopN...na-la-2ndld.xml[/url]
  10. People Who Are Not Of The Book

    :D Well from the aspect of the Da'i (person who does Dawah/Propogation), they treat them in the same way... Invite (mankind, O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) to the way of your Lord (i.e. Islâm) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Qur'ân) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His path, and He is the Best Knower of those who are guided. (Qur'an 16:125) It depends mostly on the situation. Allah states in the Qur'an: "Allâh does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allâh loves those who deal with equity." (Qur'an 60:8) I hope this helps Insh'Allah. Allah knows Best. Fahid
  11. R U Drinking (min) 8 Glasses

    :D There was a recent discovery made that 8 glasses of water actually proved untrue for everyone and even too much water we know can be poisionous to the body. Fahid
  12. :D Questions: 1. Did the Mujahideen (Freedom Fighters) of Afghanistan (may Allah bless them and grant them the highest of paradise!) during the USSR's invasion of the 1980's resort to Suicide tactics? If so please provide evidence. 2. Suicide tactics is becoming common in the Post-Modern era, while one may question as to who performed a blast and the fact that most of these tactics is influenced by the Japanese Kamakazis, would one say that this practice is "Bida'h", or as we say an Innovation in Islam as it was not a practice in the Muslim world prior to this age nor did the Prophet :D and his Companions (May Allah be pleased with them) or the Tabaeen resort to Saboteurs (suicide tactics)? 3. Does Suicide tactics benefit the the Ally or the Enemy? Please Note: Palestinians do not have the weapons or a military capable enough to defend themselves and therefore have no choice but to resort to suicide tactics. Allah does not punish those who are in necessity. While then most cases it ends up benefiting israel more as the people are conditioned psychologically, its a shame and the blame will surely go to the Muslim Ummah as a whole. Please don't make this into a debate that goes no where. Just want simple answers. Allah knows Best. Fahid Edit by admin Members who wish to reply to this topic, are kindly advised to review first our (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_gawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?act=boardrules"]forum rules[/url], in particular: rules 18 and 26. Those who support suicide boming will have their posting rights removed. If you blow up yourself, you're commiting suicide. Martyrs are those who go fight an enemy of Islam, in a battlefield, not in public places (where women and children are around) and gets killed BY the enemy. In Islam, the permissible intention is to win or force your enemy to surrender, or kill or get killed. Killing yourself by your own hand, and any civilians in the process, is by all means unlawful Islamically.
  13. (And who is truer to his covenant than Allah) affirming that He never breaks a promise. Allah said in similar statements, (And who is truer in statement than Allah)[4:87], and, (And whose words can be truer than those of Allah)[4:122]. Allah said next, (Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success.), meaning, let those who fulfill the terms of this contract and uphold this covenant receive the good news of great success and everlasting delight. (112. Those who repent, who worship (Him), who praise (Him), who fast, who bow down, who prostrate themselves, who enjoin good and forbid evil, and who observe the limits set by Allah. And give glad tidings to the believers.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ And Allah knows Best. Fahid
  14. :D As regards to Qur'an 9:111, it is very important that we take a look to the Tafsir (interpretation) before we make judgement as to what the verse speaks about. From Tafsir Ibn Kathir: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Allah has purchased the Souls and Wealth of the Mujahidin in Return for Paradise Allah states that He has compensated His believing servants for their lives and wealth -- if they give them up in His cause -- with Paradise. This demonstrates Allah's favor, generosity and bounty, for He has accepted the good that He already owns and bestowed, as a price from His faithful servants. Al-Hasan Al-Basri and Qatadah commented, "By Allah! Allah has purchased them and raised their worth.'' Shimr bin `Atiyyah said, "There is not a Muslim but has on his neck a sale that he must conduct with Allah; he either fulfills its terms or dies without doing that.'' He then recited this Ayah. This is why those who fight in the cause of Allah are said to have conducted the sale with Allah, meaning, accepted and fulfilled his covenant. Allah's statement, (They fight in Allah's cause, so they kill and are killed.) indicates that whether they were killed or they kill the enemy, or both, then Paradise will be theirs. The Two Sahihs recorded the Hadith, (Allah has made a promise to the person who goes out (to fight) in His cause; `And nothing compels him to do so except Jihad = in My Cause and belief in My Messengers. ' He will either be admitted to Paradise if he dies, or compensated by Allah, either with a reward or booty if He returns him to the home which he departed from.) Allah's statement, (It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Tawrah and the Injil and the Qur'an.) affirms this promise and informs us that Allah has decreed this for His Most Honorable Self, and revealed it to His Messengers in His Glorious Books, the Tawrah that He sent down to Musa, the Injil that He sent down to `Isa, and the Qur'an that was sent down to Muhammad, may Allah's peace and blessings be on them all. Allah said next, CONTINUED...
  15. Is It The End Of The World?

    :D Its most likely because its not a serious matter to the Media (ratings). I suppose barely anyone would care anyway. Fahid
  16. Flood Of Noah Did Not Cover Whole World:

    :D I have also heard that it was not the whole world. Scientifically proven that their was a great flood, however no evidence suggests it was the whole world. Maurice Buccelle who wrote the famous book" The Bible, The Qur'an and Science" I believe had mentioned that it didn't cover the whole world. I think alot of Muslims in the past had thought so because of the Christian beliefs for example Adam :D had eaten an apple, but no evidence in the Qur'an (or even in the Bible?) that suggests that. Allah knows Best. Fahid
  17. The Right To Vote

    :D Allah says in the Holy Qur'an: "O Prophet! When believing women come to you to give you the Bai'ah (pledge), that they will not associate anything in worship with Allâh, that they will not steal, that they will not commit illegal sexual intercourse, that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood (i.e. by making illegal children belonging to their husbands), and that they will not disobey you in Ma'rûf (Islâmic Monotheism and all that which Islâm ordains), then accept their Bai'ah (pledge), and ask Allâh to forgive them. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qur'an 60:12) Women were given permission to give their Oath of Allegience to the Prophet :D It was reported that Abdur Rahman Ibn Affan (ra) had also consulted Women before he gave his Oath to Uthman (ra) as the Third Caliph. One must realize how Women were treated and lived during the days of ignorance and how Allah (swt) gave them many great rights, it was a transition a remarkable one. It's not like the "20th century feminist movement or something" but it was completely revolutionary for such a time in the 7th Century. The Prophet :D fealt for the orphans the poor and the Women who were all treated wrongly, what a character what a heart what a man! But in terms of "voting" in today's nations it seems that there are opinions on this. Allah knows Best. Fahid
  18. My Friend's Father Has Passed Away

    :D Inna lillahi wa inna illayhi rajioun May Allah grant him paradise. Fahid
  19. Salam Aleikom

    :D May Allah reward you. :wsl: Fahid
  20. Is Dajjal Here?

    As Salamu Alaikum I listened to a lecture and I found it very interesting and we should all have a listen. The lecture is by Br. David Musa Piddock and Prof. Palmerton entitled the New World Order. NEW UPDATED FILE OF THE ORIGINAL WITH BETTER VOLUME (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.snforums(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/The_New_World_Order.mp3"]New World Order - Better Quality/Volume[/url] The original was from nadeem.lightuponlight.com, they have many great lectures available for download. Some Examples from this lecture: Not sure what hadiths was used, would appreciate someone finding the hadiths mentioned. Pointers: The Great War - World War 1 The Conquest of Istanbul (Constantinople) Six Years prior to July 1914 (Start of WW1) is a crucial date as discussed in the lecture I didn't get all the pointers, tired and sleepy at the moment :D After you have listened to it please input your thoughts as this is an important lecture that may at least make someone think! Note: I understand that there are always difference of opinions regarding Dajjal such as Bilal Phillips stated the Dajjal was a man etc. Allah knows Best Fahid
  21. Is Dajjal Here?

    :D Internet as part of the Dajjal system? Part of Dajjal's traits is he will be able to mislead others and confuse them even Muslims. The Internet has loads of junk and filth even on Islam (a false interpretation of it of course) that it seems possible. Internet was also prophecised (I don't have reference), Rasullilah :D as he had quoted to have said that "everyone will be coming to a global spider web" just summarizing it... Your thoughts? Allah knows Best Fahid
  22. Hindu Scriptures

    :D Also the Zorastrian scriptures too. Fahid
  23. Hindu Scriptures

    :D Some Examples: "He is One only without a second" (Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1) "of Him their are neither parents nor Lord" (Svetasavatara Upanishad 6,9;Part 2:Page 263) "their is no likeness of Him" (Svetasavatara Upanishad 4:19) "there is no image of Him" (Yajurved 32:3) "Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures." (Bhawad Geeta 7:20) You can find more quotes and even from other religions from the works of Dr. Zakir Naik... (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.irf(contact admin if its a beneficial link)"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.irf(contact admin if its a beneficial link)[/url] Allah knows Best. Fahid
  24. Hindu Scriptures

    :D Sure give me a moment and I'll get them for you Insh'Allah. Fahid
  25. Gothic Culture?

    :D Sometimes too many questions is not good :D Patience is the key, we must use it as the Qur'an warns us about asking too many questions as it misleads yourself away from faith. Fahid