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  1. The importance of this according to one of my acquaintances is related to the age for the marriage of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Ayesha; if we can see how this other couple were agewise when they married, then we could use this piece as one of our arguments against criticisms directed at Islam.
  2. Salam and Hello, I would like to ask all those who may know about the matter: What were the respective ages of Mary, mother of Jesus, and Joseph, when they were married?
  3. Salam, I am not sure whether the topic should go in this portion of the forum, but if there is a problem the moderators can move the topic... Christian Deceptions – An Example I received the following message in my e-mail inbox a few days back, from a person calling himself “Ilahi Noor†(My God is Light). It seemed like a Muslim person, and it had been forwarded to a friend of mine who is a Muslim, and who periodically sends me and other people matters related to Islam. Below I will put the message, plus my own opinions at relevant passages. My dear friend, I am sending you a beautiful passage which contains three stories told by Isa (pbuh) about lost things and people. These stories summarize the purpose for which Isa (pbuh) came into the world to seek and to save that which was lost. As you read may the loving heart of Allah Ta'ala be unveiled to you. Noor Note how the Christian charlatan uses Isa for Jesus, and even puts (pbuh) in his sentences. Also, we see him using phrases such as “Allah Ta’ala†and “Noor†to try to wield in the unsuspecting Muslim. I suppose my other Muslim friend did not notice what was going on, so he probably sent me the message unaltered. Even I thought initially that perhaps there is going to be narrations from some of the Ahadeeths of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) about the life of Isa (Alayhi Salaam). Luke 15 Here the fraud is revealed for any Muslim who has some idea about Christianity. However, both “Ilahi Noor†and his type now that many Muslims do not know what “Luke 15†is, and will keep on reading. However, if this Christian fraud had been even more clever, he/she would have taken out the chapter and sub-chapter names and numbers, and would have confused the Muslims for even a longer time. The Parable of the Lost Sheep 1Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." 3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' 7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. The Parable of the Lost Coin 8"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' 10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." The Parable of the Lost Son 11Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. 13"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 17"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' 20So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21"The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. 25"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' 28"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!' 31" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' " The stories seem good in and of themselves. However, I feel that the sender is beginning with these types of benign tales in order to lead us to a fundamental questioning of our Islamic religion. (Again, if this person had been smarter, maybe they would have shifted the “Jesus†found in these Biblical passages for “Isa†in order to continue the farce). For the strong Muslim, these would not be a problem, since the Quran and Ahadeeth contain parables and lessons better than the ones this Christian is bringing from his Bible. But as the moral of the passages above goes, they will try to convert all Muslims to Christianity, even if they are successful in one of two cases, or one out of ten, or one of hundred. Now the sender moves into more dogmatic terrain. He/she says: Here is how Isa described himself as recorded in the Holy Scriptures: 1. I am the bread of life (Injil, John 6:35). Bread was an essential of life in Isa’s culture. No meal was complete without bread. Are you spiritually hungry? Has life left you feeling empty? Consider the words of Isa: “I am the bread of life.†2. I am the light of the world (Injil, John 8:12). Sin brings spiritual darkness into our lives. Isa is the antidote. Let him light up your life. Let him dispel the darkness of sin. 3. I am the gate (Injil, John 10:9). A gate is an entryway. Isa is the entryway, the gate or door, to spiritual life. No man can come to full spiritual understanding--except through him. Will you step through the door today? 4. I am the good shepherd (Injil, John 10:11). Isa is not just any shepherd, he is the Good Shepherd. He loves his sheep and they know his voice. Are you spiritually exhausted? Come to the Good Shepherd. 5. I am the resurrection and the life (Injil, John 11:25). If you are spiritually dead, you need nothing less than spiritual resurrection and new life. Isa said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest†(Injil, Matthew 11:28). 6. I am the way and the truth and the life (Injil, John 14:6). Have you lost your direction? Are you groping for truth? Has all spiritual life been drained from you? Isa is your answer. He will point you in the right direction, supply truth for your error and give you a new life. 7. I am the Alpha and Omega [the beginning and the end] (Injil, Revelation 1:8). Isa will bring completeness to your life. Nothing is lacking in him. As expected, we have the normal trick of calling the New Testament as the “Injilâ€, with the Christian missionary trying to tie certain Biblical passages with fundamental questions about the (supposedly divine) nature of Isa (Alayhi Salaam). The statements above are the answers Isa gave about himself! Only you can answer the critical question posed by Isa: “Who Do You Say I Am?†This is the final shot in order to confuse the masses of the Muslims. I am certain that at least a few of the Muslims who may have read this e-mail message as it was sent still do not have an idea as to what the purpose of this e-mail was, do not know this was a piece of Christian propaganda, and would happily accept new messages from “Ilahi Noor†without any hesitation. I have put this passage up, not because I think it is something new, but because every personal experience with these sorts of people shows their utter determination to use every possible tool to reach the Muslims, and their knowledge that enough Muslims are out there who will not know what is happening to them even while the tricksters are at work.
  4. New Book

    salam alaykum To teh mmebers if they were to type Imaamah and the Quran in yahoo search, they would Insha Allah find my work there. Any problems do contact me.
  5. New Book

    This work examines the distinct Shia belief of Imamah in light of the Holy Quran. The work goes through the Imaamah doctrine as held by the Shia faith and compares its principles with the message of the Holy Quran. This book is intended to show the weakness of the dogma of Imaamah so that Muslims at large will be aware of the facts. This is especially important for recent reverts to Islam, as well as many born Muslims. INTRODUCTION Why look into Imaamah as doctrine? CHAPTER ONE: LOOKING INTO IMAAMAH IN SHIAISM Usul-e-Deen and Imaamah Method of Imaam’s appointment Existence of an Imaam more Important for Humankind than Existence of a Prophet The Imaams superiority in comparison to all Creation, the Shia view Testimony from Ayatullah Lankarani’s office Ayatullah Khomeini’s comments The statement from Allamah Majlisi Shia Encyclopedia’s statement The statement from Peshawar Nights Denying Imaamah and its consequences What we can conclude about Imaamah in Shiaism CHAPTER TWO: QURAN AS OUR REFERENCE Why use the Quran as a first reference CHAPTER THREE: “IMAAMS†IN THE QURAN Uses of Words: Always referring to a Cardinal Belief? Examining the Word Imaam in the Quran Category one: “And they were on a Clear Imaamâ€â€¦ Roads and Imaams Category Two: Book of Musa as Imaam Category three: Evil leaders as “Imaams†Category four: The Preserved Tablet as “Imaam†Category five: israelites as “Imaams†Category six: “Imaams†of the pious Category seven: Day of Judgement and “Imaams†Category eight: Ishaq (Alayhi Salam) and Yaqub (Alayhi Salam) as “Imaams†Category nine: “Imaam for mankindâ€â€¦ Ibrahim and Imaamah The overall conclusion about Imaams in the Quran CHAPTER FOUR: “NABIS†AND “RASOOLS†IN THE QURAN Examining the Word Nabi in the Quran Examining the Word Rasool in the Quran CHAPTER FIVE: GENERAL AND SPECIFIC VERSES OF THE QURAN AND PROBLEMS WITH IMAAMAH When did the other Prophets become “Imaamsâ€? How do they present themselves? General Problem Two: Prophets for every nation, Imaams for every time? Not until Allah sends a Prophet? The dilemma of Shias concerning Isa (Alayhi Salam) and the Imaamah up to Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Salaam) General Problem Three: Proof for all of humanity? Objections to this view General Problem Four: The most knowledgeable? Geeneral Problem Five: Prophecies and Imaams? Ibrahim and the Dua for the Prophet to come in Land of Makkah Isa (Alayhi Salam) and the coming of Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Salaam) The Unlettered Prophet CHAPTER SIX: MUHAMMAD (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Salaam) AS “IMAAMâ€? How was Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Salaam) addressed? Muhammad referred to by name, any hint of him being an Imaam? “Oh Imaamâ€? People of the Book, the coming of Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Salaam), and Imaamah? Pagans and coming of Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Salaam)… as an Imaam? Not explaining Imaamah to the Pagans? CONCLUSION (www.)"http://lulu/content/213359"]lulu/content/213359[/url]
  6. New Book

    Salam alaykum I am pleased to announce that I have completed my book "Imaamah and the Quran: An objective Perspective". I have published the work through a general print-on-demand publisher. This is the first stage, and Insha Allah I will publish this work through a standard Muslim publisher. I kindly invite the members to purchase the hard-copy book or the e-book at: (www.)"http://lulu/content/213359"]lulu/content/213359[/url]. It is not a big work, since it is intended for mass dissemination among the Muslims at large. The reason why I am asking the brothers and sisters to buy the book instead of making it available freely is for me to receive funding in order to write more works on Shias. Thus, I also encourage you to spread the news about the release of this book to your Sunni friends and acquaintances. Also, if you are in contact with Sunni Muslim organizations in your area or outside of your area who would be interested in disseminating the truth with respect to Sunni/Shia polemics, please let them know of this work, or invite them to get in touch with me. Please keep in mind that since this is my first work, I wish to keep it off the Internet for the time being, until a suitable number of copies have been sold. It is important that anyone contacted by yourself understands this “conditionâ€. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at ahl_us_sunnah_guidance[at]yaho . I will be happy to answer your queries. All members take care, and Ma Salaamah
  7. Salaam again What about some general forums that are widely visited in order to invite people to read the book... I know Muslims will like it generally speaking, but the main target is to attract the non-Muslims towards Islaam.
  8. Salaam Alaykum Do the members know of other forums where I can post this link to the Web page, so that the book will Insha Allah get more exposure ? I tried on some Christian forums, but obviously it was not accepted for them to keep this "Islamic propaganda" Thanks in advance.
  9. Asalamu Alaykum (I had put this before in the other forum, but Insha Allah, it will be OK with the moderators if I place it here as well) I would like to invite the members to follow the links: "http://geocities/hosseincaraballo"]geocities/hosseincaraballo[/url] To read about the book entitled "Great Love for Jesus Led me to Islaam" in Spanish and English. Any comments, please post here (of course) or on my e-mail, available on the Web pages containing the books.
  10. Salaam Well, no the book was written by my father. I think there will be changes in the second edition. If there are problems with what is stated, then perhaps they can also be put forward by the members.
  11. I would like to invite the members to follow the links: geocities/hosseincaraballo To read about the book entitled "Great Love for Jesus Led me to Islaam" in Spanish and English. Any comments, please post here (of course) or on my e-mail, available on the Web pages containing the books.
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