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  1. The Jewish Temple

    You are right. No such concept exists in Islam.
  2. The Jewish Temple

    No, idolatry was introduced in the Temple: "'The people of Judah have done evil in my eyes, declares the LORD. They have set up their detestable idols in the house that bears my Name and have defiled it He built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will put My name." 5For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD provoking Him to anger.…
  3. The Jewish Temple

    I don't think the concept of sacrifice presented in Leviticus and Judaism is the same as it is in Christianity. Nor do I think the sacrifices in Leviticus foreshadow the atonement of Christ as per Christian thought. Thus, there is nothing to really reconcile because I don't look at it from a Christian point of view.
  4. The Jewish Temple

    I don't have any reason to consider sacrifices offered to God illicit. However, if I am not mistaken, the Hebrew Bible and Jewish history records that sacrifices to false gods took place in the Temple.
  5. The Jewish Temple

    Hello, I haven't read an Islamic text which explicitly states that, but there is no reason to deny that it took place.
  6. The Jewish Temple

    Hello, It is considered a holy place by Muslims.
  7. 1) The Moon was not split for a long period of time. It was split only for a few moments, seconds. 2) It's not like God cannot prevent sea tides even if He splits the Moon.
  8. Exception Misconception

    Muslims definitely don't say that Allah and Yeshua, i.e. Jesus, peace be upon him, are the same. They are entirely distinct beings with Allah being Jesus' Lord, Creator.
  9. Crazy Dream- Call To Islam?

    Because some of them were superior in rank compared to the others. For example, the Prophet Muhammad, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Noah, peace be upon them all, are Messengers of strong resolve, and their rank is superior compared to the rest.
  10. Crazy Dream- Call To Islam?

    The thing is in order to understand the Bible, or any book for that matter, you need to understand the original language. You don't personally have to understand the language, but somebody better understand it. Well, what I have gotten from the Jewish vs. Christian debates is that Christians do not understand Hebrew or try to misrepresent it. In other words, the Jews are telling you do not understand the Bible. Is that considered a fail?
  11. Crazy Dream- Call To Islam?

    The same applies to the rest of the Prophets (pbut). Come on. The Ten Commandments and Noah? Sure, these are movies not considered proper from an Islamic perspective but they aren't insulting. The movies aren't there out to portray Moses or Noah, peace be upon them, in a bad light. By the way, I know Prophets, peace be upon them, like Jesus are portrayed in a bad light and made fun of in the media. It's sick. Muslims don't like it. However, the fact that the caricatures of the previous Prophets haven't caused such a huge controversy as the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), doesn't mean that the latter has been elevated to the level of a minor deity or that he is worshiped.
  12. Crazy Dream- Call To Islam?

    This is just stating the obvious. The same exact thing applies to the rest of the Prophets (pbut).
  13. Crazy Dream- Call To Islam?

    Muslims don't distinguish between Prophets (pbut) by saying this one is a true one and this one is an impostor, like the Jews and Christians do. However, Allah Himself says in the Qur'an that He has favored certain Prophets above others.
  14. Crazy Dream- Call To Islam?

    Well, I have read Jewish vs. Christian debates. Language comes up often. So, it appears that in order to perfectly understand the Bible, you really do need to understand the languages.
  15. Wa 'alaikumu as-salam Take a firm stance. Tell her that you were in a relationship before her and you have repented and changed your ways. Tell her that your relationship was not based on lies. Tell her that you would very much like to marry her and hope she feels the same way too. Tell her that she will marry the man who has repented. However, tell her that you understand if she does not want to get married anymore and that you are sorry for causing her pain like this. There's not much else you can do apart from this and making dua.
  16. Questions On Islam

    Authentic words of the Prophet (pbuh) concerning religion carry the same weight as the Qur'an, as the Prophet (pbuh) is the spokesman of Allah. Had Allah foreseen the Prophet (pbuh) attempting to fabricate verses in order to gain more power as you put it? No, there is no evidence of that.
  17. Questions On Islam

    The words of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, regarding religious affairs were Divine revelation. The Prophet (pbuh) was a spokesman of Allah. As for your second question, "(44. And if he had forged a false saying concerning Us,) (45. We surely would have seized him by his right hand,) (46. And then We certainly would have cut off his aorta,) (47. And none of you could have prevented it from him.) (Surah 69) If you assume the Qur'an has a Divine source, then the Prophet (pbuh) would have been killed by Allah had he tried to forge something, i.e. slip something in as you put it.
  18. The Quran Explains The Quran

    None of the verses you quoted suggest nor hint that there is no need for further instruction from the Prophet (pbuh).
  19. The Quran Explains The Quran

    The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was not wrong about the direction of prayer. He wanted to face Masjid al-Haram! We have certainly seen the turning of your face, [O Muhammad], toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a qiblah with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer]. Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture well know that it is the truth from their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do. 2:144 The Prophet (pbuh) used to look up at the heaven and supplicate to Allah because he wanted to face Masjid al-Haram. Allah says in the Qur'an that he made the previous Qiblah as a test in order to see who would follow the Messenger and who would turn on his heels: And We did not make the qiblah which you used to face except that We might make evident who would follow the Messenger from who would turn back on his heels. And indeed, it is difficult except for those whom Allah has guided. (2:143) Allah ordered the first Qiblah. However, there is no verse in the Qur'an indicating what the previous Qiblah is. There is no command yet the believers did. Why? Because the Messenger commanded it, and whoever obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah, as the Qur'an says, even if the order is not found in the Qur'an.
  20. The Quran Explains The Quran

    So, according to you, the Qur'an does not specify which way we should face?
  21. The Quran Explains The Quran

    Firstly, the Qur'an doesn't say that it does not need clarification, that it is self-sufficient. Secondly, as for obeying the Messenger, his orders regarding prayer, Zakah, Hajj, etc., i.e. things that deal with religion, are a part of of the Message! Why on Earth do you think the Muslims faced Jerusalem, the Qiblah which preceded the present Qiblah, the Masjid al-Haram, which is in Makkah and which we face now? Why on Earth did they face Jerusalem although the Qur'an never instructs to face it? Because the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, ordered them and it was a part of the Message. The same applies to the Prophet's (pbuh) instructions regarding prayer, Zakah, Hajj, etc.
  22. The Quran Explains The Quran

    No, both their "version" of the Qur'an, which misses two verses, and the fact that they treat the Qur'an as the only source of Divine guidance is problematic. I haven't read al-Hillah/Khan's translation. I think Pickthall's is quite good, but I don't think Khan's can be that bad unless otherwise specified. The Qur'an says that the Hajj is during well-known months. Since when something well-known becomes a matter of every single individual's personal conscience? The Qur'an says four months are sacred. Is that a matter of personal conscience? The Qur'an says to remember Allah during the appointed days. Since when something appointed becomes a matter of personal conscience?
  23. The Quran Explains The Quran

    Many Qur'anists actually follow a false Messenger called Rashad Khalifa. This person decided to remove two verses from the Qur'an claiming they weren't part of the original, i.e. the Qur'an was corrupt all this time until Rashad came along in the 20th century. They are definitely not Muslims. The problem with Quranists is that they don't have a link back to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah. They don't have a chain of transmission for the Qur'an! Traditional Muslims do have a chain of transmission for the Qur'an, i.e. there are modern day scholars who have been taught by somebody who was taught by somebody reaching all the way back to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). And let's face it, the Qur'an was transmitted by traditional Muslims, not by so called Quranists. The Qur'anist approach is really a minimalist approach, an approach of a simpleton. It creates many more problems than it solves. For example, a Quranist won't be able to answer the questions I asked you by using the Qur'an only. Back in the Prophet's (pbuh) day, he would have been the first person to turn on his heels when the Qiblah was changed to the direction of Masjid al-Haram. As a matter of fact, using the Quranist approach, a person would not even have faced the previous Qiblah as there is no command in the Qur'an ordering the Muslims to face the previous Qiblah - yet Allah says that He ordered the previous Qiblah!
  24. The Quran Explains The Quran

    No, I am not saying that the Qur'an is not clear. The Qur'an tells us that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is our teacher. We find the answer to the above questions from his life. For example, Allah says in the Qur'an that He made the first Qiblah in order to see who would follow the Messenger and who turn on his heels - yet there is no command in the Qur'an ordering the Muslims to face Jerusalem. So, why did the Muslims face Jerusalem? Because the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) told them to as he was a teacher inspired by Allah. As for the Hadith you quoted: http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/refuting_the_argument_from_hadith_in_which_the_prophet_says__do_not_write_down_anything_from_me_except_qur_an__
  25. The Quran Explains The Quran

    There is no disagreement between the Qur'an and the authentic hadiths.