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  1. Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu There was an enemy of Islam among the Mushriks of Makkah during the lifetime of the Prophet. He is known as a stern enemy of the Prophet. Although, this person was a great evil enemy of Islam and a staunch opponent of the Prophet, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala will grant him a reward in the afterlife for a specific good deed he did. This shows that Allah even rewards the most evil enemy of Islam for a good deed. Questions: 1. Who is the enemy of Islam who will receive a reward although he is in Hellfire for eternity? 2. What reward or mercy will he receive for the good deed that he did in this world? 3. What did the enemy of Islam do that caused Allah to bestow on him this clemency? This question is important, because if this scum gets such a reward and clemency, then we should never give hope for ourselves with regards to the Rahmah of Allah. I am planning to leave this question for one week, before I give you the answers.
  2. Why Should I Believe In Muhammed?

    I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.” I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” 22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him. The covenant was everlasting as long the children of israel broke the covenant. New wine should be filled into a new hose. If you fill a new hose with old wine, the wine will rot. If you pour new wine into an old hose, the hose will burst. The hose is the covenant while the wine is the law/sharee'ah/halacha. There is not mentioning about prophethood. God bless Ismael with a prophet and established a new covenant with Bnai Noach. Only muslims believe it's a possibility for the Holy Spirit to be an angel. It's not. Gabriel is the leader of the angels and he is the angel who carries the message to the prophets and messengers. He receives the messages directly from the source, God Almighty. That's why he is Rooh Quddus, the Holy Spirit. He brings the truth to the prophet. The prophets and messengers can't see the future, but they rely on the angel. Gabriel is the Angel of Revelation. Michael is the Angel who controls the physical world while Gabriel is responsible for the spiritual world such as carrying the speech of God. Not the same thing at all. You believe Gabriel took a piece of flesh from his heart and take it on faith that it's true. It can't be proven as fact. There is only one true messiah and one false messiah. The true messiah is Jesus Son of Mary while the false messiah will come towards the end of time. He will be killed by Jesus by his vision. Rasulullah is not the messiah, but the leader of mankind on the Day of Judgement. Even if the Qur'an was a miracle, (I don't see myself how it can be considered as one) it is not a miracle that can be attributed to Muhammed because he himself didn't produce it, he relayed what Gabriel (if it was Gabriel) told him to. Gabriel carries the message of God to the prophets. There is no prophet that can see the unseen unless the Angel of Revelation reveals it to him. Prophets are human beings and can't perform miracles on their own. They can't perform miracle, they aren't magicians nor fortunetellers. It was easier for Moses to read. Through reading he conveyed the message. Moses had problems with free speech. Therefore, God Almighty ordered the Holy Spirit to write down the revelation and give it to Moses in form of the tablets. God also appointed Aaron as his assistant. Muhammad did not receive the risalah/message in written form because he was unlettered. Therefore, God sent the Holy Spirit in order to recite the revelation to Muhammad and then Muhammad just repeated/recited unto his people the exact words the Angel revealed. It's the speech of God. Through recitation he conveyed the message. David had a very beautiful voice and therefore God ordered Gabriel to deliver him the message in form of the Psalms (Zabur). Through his beautiful voice he conveyed the message. Jesus received the message already when he dwelled inside the womb of Mary. He was able to speak in the cradle and he even spoke while he was inside her womb. That is why Jesus is called the word of God. He received the message and knowledge through the Holy Spirit, Angel Gabriel, the Angel who delivers the Speech of God to the prophets. Therefore, Jesus conveyed the message through preaching it unto the people, but his words were not from his own. Jesus was a human being just like you, but his gospel was the Speech of God. The tablet of Moses were made of rock and stone. The material of the tablet was a creation, but the message of the Torah was the Speech of God. The ink and the paper of the Qur'an/Mushaf are created, but the recitation, the message and words of Qur'an are the Speech of God. The Qur'an isn't the inspired word of God, but the literal Speech of God. Jesus was a human being and his body was a creation, but the gospel Jesus preached was the uncreated Speech of God. The prophets and messengers are the best of creation, but they are just creation, not the creator. Therefore, the Creator uses them as a tool in order to speak to us. God supports their prophethood by sending signs and miracles. Messengers are sent to the people of disbelief while the prophet delivers the message among the believers. God never condoned violence to promote religion. That's why the Bible can't be the word of God because it condones extermination. Jesus is the last chance for ALL mankind. If you don't have Jesus you don't have God. The cornerstone is Jesus always has been always will be. Jesus was the final chance for the Jews to repent as a nation. The children of israel turned to Baal worship and that is why they lost the holy land. God gave the holy land to the Assyrians and later by the Babylonians. Then the Persian Achaemenid Empire took conquered Babel. Cyrus the Great agreed that the Jews of Persia were allowed to go back to the Holy Land again. Arthaxerxes disagreed and did not allow them, but then when Darius the Great was the leader they were allowed to leave. After this the Jews had another chance to renew the covenant with God, but by killing the messenger of God Jesus they lost the covenant with God. In this sense, Jesus became their cornerstone, The pharisees stumbled over Jesus the Messenger of God. With Jews I mean the Pharisees, but not all children of Ishaaq and not all children of Jacob. Jesus is the beginning of the end of time and he will be the end when he returns. The revelation to the Prophet was the first sign of the Day of Judgement. The Jews stumbled over Muhammad, because they stumble over the truth each time. The truth becomes their cornerstone. The stumbled because Jesus was born without a father. They judged that he was born out of wedlock. This became their cornerstone. Then they thought that they killed Jesus. They thought that they killed Jesus: Jesus was their cornerstone, because they throught they killed him. Jesus was their cornerstone, because they throught Jesus was dead and therefore he couldn't be the messiah. Jesus was their cornerstone, because they lost the covenant. Muhammad became their cornerstone, because they expected the Messiah from the children of israel. The children of Ismael became their cornerstone, too. Jews, Christians, and Muslims agree that the Messiah must be from the children of Isaac/israel. Christians and Muslims agree that the Messiah can only be Jesus. The Jews however don't believe that Jesus is the Messiah, because they thought they killed him and they believe a child outside wedlock can't be the Messiah. The Muslims and Christians believe in the Second Coming of Jesus. However, Muslims believe that he was just a messenger of God at his first coming, but will be the Messiah at his Second Coming. Christians believe that his messiahship was already at his first coming. You confuse Jesus first and second coming. At Jesus Second Coming the disbelief in Jesus as the True Messiah will be their cornerstone. The cornerstone will come in form of the False Messiah. The False Messiah will appear before the Second Coming of Jesus. At his Second Coming Jesus will be the final chance for mankind to follow the truth, because when the sunrises from the west all chances are gone. There are three things if they appear then there is not chance of repentance. If you are a disbeliever and see the sign you can't become a believer after that anymore. If you have sins collected in your account, you can't erase them. 1. Witnessing the coming of the False Messiah. 2. Witnessing the Sun Rising from the West. 3. Witnessing the Beast coming out of the earth stamping the people. The children of Ismael are blessed with Prophet Muhammad because he is the leader of Mankind. The twelve rulers begin with Abu Bakr, Umar ibn Al Khattaab, Uthmaan ibn Affaan, Ali ibn Abu Talib. Other leaders were Umar ibn AbdulAzeez and others. The twelveth ruler will be Muhammad/Ahmad ibn Abdullah Al Mahdi who is The Mahdi. The covenant is established through Ishaaq by the defeating of the False Messiah through Jesus the True Messiah and the True Messiah is the progeny of Ishaaq which is Jesus Son of Mary. Muslims believe that the Mahdi will be followed or supported by an army from Khorassan. Khorassan is an area in Central Asia. This army will be the descendants of Ishaaq. In Khorassan there are many descendants of Ishaaq who are not Jewish, but they from the lost tribes of israel. The Pashtu people in Afghanistan claim that they are the descendants of Joseph, the son of Jacob, the same person who was mistreated by his brothers and thrown in the well. They will be inside a masjid in Damascus when Jesus arrives. They witness Jesus Second Coming. Jesus Second Coming will be public and not hidden or in secret. Everyone can see him arriving. He will be arriving on a cloud with two angels accompanying him. Jesus is the bread of life, He is the water to quench our spiritual thirst, without Him we are lost in the wilderness. With Him we have the promise of life eternal. Muhammed is dead and remains dead Jesus lives. Why should I follow a dead prophet like all the other dead prophets before Him when I have the living Gospel in Christ? Muhammad was sent to deliver a message and to teach the Sunnah unto the Ummah. He is not the messiah, but he confirmed the coming of the messiah and he confirmed that it will Jesus. Jesus is alive and he hasn't ever died. You don't believe in Muhammad because he has passed away? This means that you don't accept in Moses, Elijah because they were mortal? Jesus will die when he returns. He is alive with body and soul. Jesus will die and he will be resurrected again just like any other human being. His purpose was to convey the message, not to be worshipped by you. Jesus is not the gingerman bread.
  3. Why Should I Believe In Muhammed?

    You don't just need to believe in Muhammad, but you have to follow him. Why should you follow Muhammad? Because he is a messenger and prophet of God. point 1. all previous prophets starting from moses to jesus were isrealities. muhammed is not isreal. so he is not a prophet. There isn't such a rule that prophets have to be from the children of israel. God can make a stone a child of Abraham. Adam and Noah were not israeli. There had been about 124000 from which there had been 131 messengers. Five of them are messengers of strong will which are Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. Only two of them are descendants of Jacob. point 2. all prophets were prophesying. muhammed was not. muhammed heard from angel and then spoke it. a strange method. so he is not a prophet. Muhammad is the Messenger of God not just a prophet. He recited the speech of God which the Holy Spirit of Truth revealed to him, The Holy Spirit of Truth is Archangel Gabriel. point 3. all prophet were annointed. muhammed did not reveal his identity in terms of annointing at all. so he is not prophet. We have ghusl and wudhu. By the way, Gabriel took out a piece of flesh from his heart which the evil jinn use to put doubts in human beings. point 4. all prophets performed signs to prove they are of god. means did miracles or prophecised, and kept holy life. Muhammed lost his impression in dealing with ladies. he thought to marry a 6 year old girl but waited. also didnt perform any miracles. only sign he has is spoke something that normal person cannot think of. so muhammed is not a prophet. The Qur'an is a miracle. The most developed science in Mecca was poetry and the Arabic language. An illiterate person produced a work that surpassed what the greatest poets produced. No poet could compete with Qur'an. Qur'an mean recitation. point 5.all prophets did not go for war but was speaking message and performing miracles. muhammed went for wars after war killed many people through his believers. which prophet went for war?? so muhammed is not a prophet. The children of israel had to stay in Sinai and walk around for 40 years, just because they did not want to fight the Amaleek. Only Joshua and Caleb were willing to attack Amaleek. King David and Solomon fought many battles. The Messenger Muhammad always tried to avoid the fighting, but the Meccans didn't. The battle of Khaybar was the only battle against the Yahood. I did not fight the Jews in Madina. He did not fight Banu Qaynookah, Banu Quraydah, nor Banu Nadeer. The treaty of Hudaybiyah was the proof that he tried to avoid wars and battles. The Meccans were blood thirsty. point 6. we christains believe jesus is the last prophet of kind of old testament. there is no more prophets after jesus. so muhammed is not a prophet. Jesus was not the last prophet, but the last chance for the Pharisees and the other Jews. Muhammad and Islam became the cornerstone for the Jews which was prophesized in the Gospels. They stumbled and fell over that cornerstone. point 7. we christains believe any christian to be annointed. this annointing guide us to the truth so we dont require a priest or prophet to guide us to a truth. so we dont require a prophet. for that reason, why should God sent prophet like muhammed again? You need a prophet. The annointment for the Muslims will be one the Day of Judgement when Rasulullah gives us water from his poor. He will give us that water to drink by his own hands. This drink causes us quentch thirst forever. The annointment for the believers is when they enter through the gates of paradise and eat fish liver with salsabeel. They may swim in the river of honey. Jennah is our annointment while you have dunya, this world/mammon.
  4. Why Should I Believe In Muhammed?

    You don't just need to believe in Muhammad, but you have to follow him. Why should you follow Muhammad? Because he is a messenger and prophet of God. point 1. all previous prophets starting from moses to jesus were isrealities. muhammed is not isreal. so he is not a prophet. There isn't such a rule that prophets have to be from the children of israel. God can make a stone a child of Abraham. Adam and Noah were not israeli. There had been about 124000 from which there had been 131 messengers. Five of them are messengers of strong will which are Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. Only two of them are descendants of Jacob. point 2. all prophets were prophesying. muhammed was not. muhammed heard from angel and then spoke it. a strange method. so he is not a prophet. Muhammad is the Messenger of God not just a prophet. He recited the speech of God which the Holy Spirit of Truth revealed to him, The Holy Spirit of Truth is Archangel Gabriel. point 3. all prophet were annointed. muhammed did not reveal his identity in terms of annointing at all. so he is not prophet. We have ghusl and wudhu. By the way, Gabriel took out a piece of flesh from his heart which the evil jinn use to put doubts in human beings. point 4. all prophets performed signs to prove they are of god. means did miracles or prophecised, and kept holy life. Muhammed lost his impression in dealing with ladies. he thought to marry a 6 year old girl but waited. also didnt perform any miracles. only sign he has is spoke something that normal person cannot think of. so muhammed is not a prophet. The Qur'an is a miracle. The most developed science in Mecca was poetry and the Arabic language. An illiterate person produced a work that surpassed what the greatest poets produced. No poet could compete with Qur'an. Qur'an mean recitation. point 5.all prophets did not go for war but was speaking message and performing miracles. muhammed went for wars after war killed many people through his believers. which prophet went for war?? so muhammed is not a prophet. The children of israel had to stay in Sinai and walk around for 40 years, just because they did not want to fight the Amaleek. Only Joshua and Caleb were willing to attack Amaleek. King David and Solomon fought many battles. The Messenger Muhammad always tried to avoid the fighting, but the Meccans didn't. The battle of Khaybar was the only battle against the Yahood. I did not fight the Jews in Madina. He did not fight Banu Qaynookah, Banu Quraydah, nor Banu Nadeer. The treaty of Hudaybiyah was the proof that he tried to avoid wars and battles. The Meccans were blood thirsty. point 6. we christains believe jesus is the last prophet of kind of old testament. there is no more prophets after jesus. so muhammed is not a prophet. Jesus was not the last prophet, but the last chance for the Pharisees and the other Jews. Muhammad and Islam became the cornerstone for the Jews which was prophesized in the Gospels. They stumbled and fell over that cornerstone. point 7. we christains believe any christian to be annointed. this annointing guide us to the truth so we dont require a priest or prophet to guide us to a truth. so we dont require a prophet. for that reason, why should God sent prophet like muhammed again? You need a prophet because you are misguided.
  5. Is It Possible That The Universe Could Have Two Gods?

    Thor would fight against Wotan and Zeus would fight with Odin. You could also ask the question: Is it possible that the universe had NO God? How would the universe look without a designer? How could disorderliness become orderly? How could the lifeless become life? How could ray and light become matter?
  6. World Against Islamic State

    Assalamu Alaykum IS is neither Islamic nor a state.
  7. The Season/merry Christmas

    Nikolaos of Myra, the original Santa Claus, lived before the birth of prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wassallam. He lived from year 270 to year 343. He was born in Lycia, not Holland. Christmas was invented much later in history. The 25th of December became holiday in the year 336, yet the modern Christmas Eve and Christmas with all the gifts etc was introduced by Martin Luther 1535 as an alternative of Saint Nikolaus Day. which was celebrated on the 6th of December. He lived and died before the birth and message of Muhammad and before the Council of Nicea Shirk was not regarding Santa Claus, but regarding the theology and christology of Christianity. Pantheism and Panentheism are forms of Shirk.
  8. What Is Islamophobia To You?

    I would not define Islamophobia as enmity towards Islam and Muslim, but as a fear. In Islam, we distinguish between Khoshiya and Khauf: Khoshiya is fear of something that is known, but Khawf is fear for something that is unknown. 1. Muslims commit unislamic crimes against humanity. Therefore, the common people among the non-Muslims believe that this is part of their faith. Therefore, they are afraid of something they don't know and something foreign. They have obscure knowledge regarding Islam and see it as a cult just like a sub-culture like Goth, Dark Wave, Satanism and other. 2. Muslims need to live the Islamic way of life and be a rolemodel for the non-Muslims in order to remove Islamophobia in their hearts. It is human nature to fear that what we don't know about and we only hear and see bad news. 3. Islamophobia is not a personality disorder or a delusion, but a reaction of unaware people towards those overzealous Muslims. Enmity towards Islam, I would translate to misislam just as I would translate hatred towards humanity as misanthropy.
  9. Top 5 Greatest Deeds Of Muhammad?

    All stories are from Sahih Bukhary: 1. Muhammad as Judge: Narrated Said bin Jubair: I said to Ibn 'Umar, "If a man accuses his wife of illegal sexual intercourse (what is the judgment)?" He said, "Allah's Prophet separated the couple of Bani 'Ajlan (when the husband accused his wife for an illegal sexual intercourse). The Prophet said, 'Allah knows that one of you two IS a liar; so will one of you repent?' But they refused. He then again said, 'Allah knows that one of you two is a liar; so will one of you repent?' But they refused, whereupon he separated them by divorce." Aiyub (a sub-narrator) said: 'Amr bin Dinar said to me, "In the narration there is something which I do not see you mentioning, i.e. the husband said, "What about my money (Mahr)?' The Prophet said, "You are not entitled to take back money, for if you told the truth you have already entered upon her (and consummated your marriage with her) and if you are a liar then you are less entitled to take it back. Narrated Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet said to those who were involved in a case of Lian, "Your accounts are with Allah. One of you two is a liar. You (husband) have right on her (wife)." The husband said, "My money, O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet said, "You are not entitled to take back any money. If you have told the truth, the Mahr that you paid, was for having sexual relations with her lawfully; and if you are a liar, then you are less entitled to get it back." 2. Muhammad as a father Narrated Abu Huraira Ad-Dausi Once the Prophet went out during the day. Neither did he talk to me nor I to him till he reached the market of Bani Qainuqa and then he sat in the compound of Fatima's house and asked about the small boy (his grandsonAl-Hasan) but Fatima kept the boy in for a while. I thought she was either changing his clothes or giving the boy a bath. After a while the boy came out running and the Prophet embraced and kissed him and then said, 'O Allah! Love him, and love whoever loves him.' 3. Muhammad as master of the household Narrated Anas A young jewish boy used to serve the Prophet and he became sick. So the Prophet went to visit him. He sat near his head and asked him to embrace Islam. The boy looked at his father, who was sitting there; the latter told him to obey Abu-l-Qasim and the boy embraced Islam. The Prophet came out saying: "Praises be to Allah Who saved the boy from the Hell-fire." 4. Muhammad the Intercessor Narrated Anas I heard the Prophet saying, "On the Day of Resurrection I will intercede and say, "O my Lord! Admit into Paradise (even) those who have faith equal to a mustard seed in their hearts." Such people will enter Paradise, and then I will say, 'O (Allah) admit into Paradise (even) those who have the least amount of faith in their hearts." anas then said: As if I were just now looking at the fingers of Allah's Apostle. 5. Muhammad the Humble and Selfless Narrated Abu Huraira "A man from the Muslims and a man from the Jews quarrelled, and the Muslim said, "By Him Who gave superiority to Muhammad over all the people!" The Jew said, "By Him Who gave superiority to Moses over all the people!' On that the Muslim lifted his hand and slapped the Jew. The Jewwent to Allah's Apostle and informed him of all that had happened between him and the Muslim. The Prophet said, "Do not give mesuperiority over Moses, for the people will fall unconscious on the Day of Resurrection, I will be the first to regain consciousness and behold, Moses will be standing there, holding the side of the Throne. I will not know whether he has been one of those who have fallen unconscious and then regained consciousness before me, or if he has been one of those exempted by Allah (from falling unconscious)." (See Hadith No. 524, Vol. 8)
  10. The Season/merry Christmas

    Taqiyyah is something allowed in a sects of Islam that I will not mention to you. This sect allows its followers to make taqiyyah when they are among Sunni Muslims. They are allowed to tell that they love the first three caliphs and that they love Aisha etc, but in their hearts they hate them. This does not exist in mainstream Islam. In Islam, there are three situations where lying is allowed: 1. The husband lies to his wife in order to make her feel comfortable. If she cooked something for the husband and the husband dislikes it, he is allowed to lie and tell her that he love it in order to make her feel good. Although, she knows what he dislikes, but she still feels pleased. This does not include to tell the wife that he goes to the Masjid, but instead he visits the cinema with friends. This would be treachery which is never allowed in Islam. 2. Deception during warfare or battle. It is allowed to trick the enemy/opponent through a deception, but treachery is not allowed even in war. Examples of treachery would be signing a contract and then break the agreement. 3. If there is a heavy quarrel between two brothers, it is allowed for a third person to lie in order to bring the brothers together so that they reconcile. In Germany, we have the Saint Nikolaus and someone called Father Christmas. The Saint Nikolaus is celebrated on the sixth, but the Father Christmas is not celebrated, but those who are following the world too much make up that a guy called Father Christmas comes. Father Christmas is not a pagan concoction but the Protestants/Evangelicans/Lutherans invented this figure. Why? Nikolaus was a real person. He was originally from the Holland. He was an archbishop and stationed somewhere in Greece, but he was a Roman Catholic Archbishop. He had a long white beard and wore the traditional wine red garment and that typical hat with that cross. He was a person who loved children. He used to go to the houses of people and give candy and chocolate to the children. It is authentic that he hanged the gifts at the door or he placed it through the chimney. This happened. He also is known for arriving with a ship. Traditionally, he rides a ship, not a sled pulled by flying deers. The Roman Church made him a saint, so that he became Saint Nikolaus/St. Niklas. Protestants in Germany were jealous, because they also wanted to have a figure like Saint Nikolaus. There is a reason why I don't call him Santa Claus. The Protestants did not want to follow this Saint Nikolaus, because he was Catholic. They therefore invented their own Saint Nikolaus clone which they called Father Christmas or Weihnachtsmann in German. This German Protestant Father Christmas was not a pagan figure, but a fairytale or fantasy figure to make children believe that he brings good if they are behaving children. They taught the if children are good Father Christmas will come and give all those gifts. Later, the Protestants invented another figure who is meant to scare children. This fantasy figure was a serf of Father Christmas. The people deceived the children by telling them that if they are good behaving, Father Christmas will come and give gifts, but if they are bad children, the servant of Father Christmas/bogeyman/Rupert will come and spank the children. These figures were primarily used to "teach" children to be come good behaving children and warn them to misbehave. In the beginning, the Father Christmas was green. He was imagined like a forester. He had a green garment and a dark beard. This was how he looked until Coca Cola gave him a new look. They gave him the colors of Coca Cola. He became red and white. Father Christmas became Santa Claus through Coca Cola. It was actually marketing figure just like Uncle Sam. ======================================= Now, I personally say hi or good morning or have a nice day. I am trying not to encourage them to continue with this shirk. For me it is a day, just like Halloween.
  11. Traditions Around The Birth In Islam

    At that time, the birth of girls were view as a shame in the Arab world 1400 years ago. Some rules forced the Arabs to accept that the birth of a girl is actually a blessing. Today, people don't make such difference if the child is a girl or boy, but back then it mattered. Such rules taught the people to treat girls and boys equally. Nowadays, most of the rulings are just Sunnah in order to follow the example of the Prophet, but back then it taught the society a lesson. I just said that today we don't depend much on livestock anymore. Therefore, if we slaughter sheep and give the meat away, it is not that difficult anymore. The person does some effort, but does not really a sacrifice. We are talking about the sunnah of aqeeqa and you asked about this tradition. Therefore, I should tell you that only the father performs the aqeeqa which is shaving the head of the child. It is a confirmed Sunnah, but not an obligation, but either the father performs it or nothing is done. You just forget about that part. If you want to sacrifice sheep then it is also just a Sunnah which is a recommended act, but it is not an obligation on either you or the father of the child. Therefore, you don't need to even donate money, because the Sunnah is to slaughter the sheep and distribute the meat to neighbors and the needy and keep some parts for yourself or nothing. You can donate to whomever you want, but the point is to benefit the neighborhood. If you organize a aqeeqa dinner and you invite the neighborhood to join the dinner or you can feed the homeless. Aqeeqa is the shaving of the head and giving the name. Uthiyah is the sacrifice that you or the father can offer voluntarily. If you offer vegetarian dishes, it should be from the food that you love yourself. Don't give leftovers or something you don't like. A sign of generosity is to give from that someone loves most. Don't worry about the aqeeqa and udthiya too much. In sharee'ah we have wajib, mustahhab, mubah, makruh, and haram Wajib: If you do it you get a reward, but if you don't do it you get a sin. Mustahhab: If you do it you get extra reward, but if you refrain from it you are not sinning. Mubah: If you do it, you don't get a reward, but if you refrain from it you are not sinning. Makruh: If you do it, you don't get a reward nor are you sinning, but if you refrain from it you get a reward. Haram: If you do it, you are sinning, but if you refrain from it, you get a reward. Sunnah means that it was witnessed that the Prophet himself either did it, said it, or approved/disapproved it. Confirmed Sunnah means that the Prophet did it regularily and he was always seen doing it. Yes, times change and the customs are different from country to country and even from neighborhood to neighborhood. That what you can do in Tunisia, you probably can't do in the UK. Sharee'ah recognizes local customs as a factor to determine what and how a rule can apply. If there is a society where it is the norm to have polygamous relationship, then it is ok to follow that custom, but if you live in a society where monogamous relationships are common and the norm then it is better to either follow that trend, or to move to a place where there are other norms. That just an example.
  12. Circumcision

    There is a hierarchy of belief: 1. Atheism/Atheists 2. Theist 3. Monotheist 4. Muslim 5. Mu'min 6. Muhsin 7. Saddique 8. Prophet 9. Messenger 10. Messenger of Strong Will 11. Leader of Mankind Every human being is being born as a Theist. It is part of the natural disposition of a human being to believe in the Creator. Therefore, there is not excuse for atheism. Every human being knows that God exists. The reason for that is that our souls or lifespirit was alive and existed already before we were born. God Allmighty caused all the descendants of Adam and Eve to come out of the back of Adam, but only our souls. All the descendants of Adam came out of Adam's back from the first child of Adam to the last child of Adam. We appeared to Adam like pearls. There we gave a pledge to God Almighty that we accept God only as our Lord and Creator AND don't worship anything besides God. We don't remember this, but this incident is part of our natural instinct. Our soul is in constant struggle to come close to the Creator while our body and nafs are constantly struggling to follow this material world. Your soul is constantly seeking the pleasure of the Creator. When you are born, you are born with the knowledge that God exists. By knowing that God exists, you sign a contract that you believe that there can only be One Creator who created you. This is also part of your natural disposition when you are born. There is no excuse for a person to be a polytheist, because it does not make sense to believe in more than one Creator. A person who is a monotheist is called Muwahid in Arabic. The doctrine of the Oneness of God is called Tawheed and people adhering to Tawheed are Muwahid(een). You cannot be a Muslim without being a Muwahid, but a Muslim is always a Muwahid. It is possible to be a Muwahid, but not a Muslim. There are three aspects of monotheism that must be fulfilled in order to be a Muwahid. 1. You need to believe in the Oneness of God regarding his Lordship. You must accept him as your Creator and as your Cherisher and Sustainer. This aspect of Monotheism is describing God's Actions towards us. His mercy and his generosity is part of his Lordship. Our response to his Lordship is just to believe in it without trying to figure out why. God causes the rain to come down that blesses the lands. God causes the animals to spread and multiply. As the Sustainer he gives us Sustenance and Favors. 2. The second aspect is the Oneness of God regarding worship. This aspect of Monotheism is describing our actions towards God. This includes that we attain the state of Ubudiyyah. Ubudiyyah is the Arabic word that means that we must make our objectives and intents subordinate to the Intents and Objectives of God Almighty. The person who attains this state or belief is called Abd = the Slave of God = the Abd of God = the Abd of Allah = Abdullah. We connect with our Creator through acts of worship which are the rituals of worship such as testimony, praying, fasting, spending, and pilgrimage. All these acts of worship cannot be for anyone except for Allah. The acts of worship are acts of subordination of our objectives and intents to accept the Objectives and Intents of Allah. These acts are therefore called Ibadah. The Abd performs Ibadah in order to attain the state of Ubudiyyah which is making own intents subordinate to the Intent of God. We are living within the 4 dimensional world and are limited to the four dimensions, but God almighty above the four dimensions. He does not partake in all the dimensions. He is the Creator of all the dimensions. Therefore, we need something that connects us with God in such a way that we can understand and grasp it. This is the Sharee'ah. We can only know what Allah's Intents are through Sharee'ah and Revelation through Prophets and Messengers. You don't even pass the test of Monotheism, because you direct your acts of worship to Jesus who you use as a mediator. Whoever worships God and ... will end up with that what comes after "and". You are not Abd'Isa or the Slave of Jesus, but the Slave of God. 3. The third aspect tells us not to compare God with the creation nor compare the creation with God. Next: If you know that God is one with all the aspects, you then must come to the conclusion that you must submit to him. How you submit to Him needs to be acquired through studying, but the willingness to Submit to God must be there. Submission is by action. Whenever a revelation comes down through a new Prophet or Messenger, this revelation becomes Sharee'ah for us. The other laws and covenants are abrogated. The Old Testament and many parts of the New Testament are directed to the Children of israel who need to follow the Jewish Laws instead of the Noahide Laws. These books are not directed to Gentiles who follow the Noahide Laws, but don't need to follow the Jewish Laws. Jesus who delivered the injeel came down to lift some of the Jewish Law/Sharee'ah. A Muslim is someone who submits willingly to the Laws of God. This law is for Humanity. You know that Jesus said that if you fill old wine in a new hose, the wine will spoil, but if you fill new wine in an old hose, the hose will break. A new covenant comes with a new sharee'ah/Law. The bible contains mostly Jewish Laws, but almost no Noahide Laws for the Gentiles. By testifying that Allah is one we become Muwahideen/Monotheists. By worshipping only one God we become Slaves of Allah, but by adhering to his revelations and sharee'ah we become Muslims. That is submission in practice. You also have to believe in the six pillars of faith in order to be a Muslim. There is a difference between a Muslim and a Believer. Every believer is a Muslim, but not every Muslim is a Believer. The characteristics of a believer/Mu'min is that they are able to suppress four things: Anger, Greed, Sexual Desires, and Excessive Fear/Worry. The next stage is Ihsaan. The person who reaches that level of Islam is called a Muhsin. They are those who will not be punished in the Hereafter, but a Mu'min may be trials and punished due to a major sin. A Muhsin is usually called Righteous. The Righteous reached a level of perfection with regards to belief and actions. The main characteristic of a Righteous is that he lives as if he sees Allah in front of him and if he does not see Allah, in his mind he knows that Allah is watching him. That means that this person feels the presence of Allah although he does not literally see Allah. Whenever, he undresses he feels shy. Whenever, he goes outdoors he feels shy not wearing a hat. Whenever, an opportunity of stealing something arises he immediately feels Allah watching him and feels shy. If you prayed in the middle of the street you might feel shy doing it, but a Righteous feels that Allah is constantly watching. If you watched Pictures with sexual content and your father is downstairs, you would not feel shy, but if your father would enter the room, you would feel shy. If you know that someone is monitoring you constantly, you would not do something that would embarrass you. The Righteous do not just refrain bad actions, but they do a lot of good deeds. Their good deeds wipe out their bad deeds. Siddique is the highest stage before Prophethood. They are called the Truthful or the Trustworthy. They are like the Righteous, but they like to initiate the good deeds and actions. They like to build a tree and other benefit from it. They try to be the first when it comes to good deeds and they don't wait until someone else does it. They are those who don't go through reckoning on the Day of Judgement. The Muhsin/The Righteous might need to go through the Reckoning stage on the day of judgment, but the Truthful does not. They are also known for doing extra good deeds just to please God. They don't just do things, because they must do it, but because they love to please Allah. The next levels is Prophethood. The prophet receives revelations from God through the Holy Spirit which is Angel Gabriel. God informs entrusts Angel Gabriel with a message. The Angel Gabriel delivers the message to the appointed prophet. The prophet conveys the message unto the people he is responsible for. The world has seen about 124000 prophets. The next level is that of the Messenger. Every Messenger is a prophet, but not every prophet is a Messenger. The Messenger is entrusted with a new law. Whenever a new covenant is made, a messenger is sent in order to bring a new law. God orders the Angel Gabriel to deliver the Law to the Prophet. Then the Prophet is sent to a people to warn them and convey them the new law. It is not just a reminder of a law that people have neglected, but a new law with a new covenant. Among the 124000 prophets only 131 were Messengers. The next level of human perfection is the Messenger of Strong Will. Among the 131 Messengers of Strong Will there were only five Messengers of Strong Will which are Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. Muhammad is the Leader of Mankind.
  13. Traditions Around The Birth In Islam

    By the way, aqeeqa is a confirmed recommended act that is performed by the father. The mother does not perform the aqeeqa. In the time of the Prophet, livestock was a significant part of wealth. They did not have the luxury to go to the butcher and sacrifice a sheep or two, but they needed to take sheep from their own livestock. This way you really call it a sacrifice. They sacrifice wealth to get blessing for the children. Sacrificing two sheep was a heavier burden than sacrificing only one sheep. A girl means less sacrifice and more blessing with regards to wealth. People usually wish to have boys, but if they know that a girl brings more blessing with regard to spending wealth, they started to wish and be happy to have a girl. It can be views as an incentive for us to love and accept daughters as much as sons. People would not feel that regret when a girl was born. They loved to have boys, because he continues the lineage, but they equally loved to have girls, because she means blessing for the family with regards of wealth.
  14. Miracles By Muslims

    Either it is just a show or black magic using jinn. They are not miracles, but illusions. We know that the dajjal is able to perform miracles which he will use to deceive the people.
  15. Islam In Germany

    Assalamu'alaykum I believe that there will be a time when Muslims outnumber the rest, because I am pretty sure that the Homosexual Movements will prevail. This would mean that they will not get many offspring, but Muslims can practice Polygyny and get Lots of offspring. It's like a demographic ghazwa/jihad.
  16. Assalamu Alaykum Sahaba and tabi'een are know for being generous when donating wealth. Shaykh Uthaymeen, but also Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Baaz used to walk around with money in their pockets. They never let their house without money in their pockets. Whenever, a beggar or needy came along they would grab in the pocket and give randomly without counting. They just grabbed inside their pockets and then gave whatever they had in their hands.
  17. Miracles By Muslims

    I would not call supernatural events "supernatural", they appear supernatural, because an invisible force is causing these events. We don't see the invisible, but we see only that what is visible. If we were able to see angels and jinn every day, we would not view miracles as supernatural events. We would consider angels and jinn part of nature.
  18. Miracles By Muslims

    I don't follow dictionaries, but the definitions of Sharee'ah through Qur'an, Sunnah, and other sources of Sharee'ah. Many things are miraculous for us, because we underestimate the abilities of Allah. If you want we could make a difference between Signs of Allah and miracles such as karama. The miracles that only prophets receive are called murjizah and are signs of Allah in order to prove us that the prophet is really sent by Allah. This is part of wahy (revelation). I will try to find information about the different types of miracles and supernatural events. Let me first give you examples of murjizah and karama. I hope you are familiar with the story of Moses alayhissalam: 1. The staff of Moses turned into a snake. Moses hit the Red Sea with the stick and it parted. These are public miracles and signs that go along with the revelations that Moses received. 2. The mother of Moses, who is called Johebed in the Bible, received from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala the inspiration that she should place Moses into a basket and throw the basket with baby Moses in the Nile River. This inspiration is called karama. They are supernatural signs or events given to someone who is not a prophet. However, only the mother of Moses knew about it. This miracle was concealed and not public. 3. Maybe, you remember the story when Ibraheem was cast into a raging fire at the order of Nimrod. The Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala ordered the fire to be cool for Ibraheem. This is a miracle that only Prophets get, because it is public. Everyone present saw this miracle. 4. As you know that Ibraheem was married to a righteous woman named Hajar who bore Ibraheem's first son Ishma'eel. You remember that Hajar did the Sa'y by climbing the mountains seven times. After the seventh lap, a miracle happened in front of her, which is actually a miracle for Ishma'eel. Water gushed in the middle of the desert. This is a miracle, but a karama for Hajar, because it is not public and Hajar could not see the angel digging this spring. For her it was just water coming out of the ground which could happen naturally. However, it happened because the Angel Jibreel dug it. If she saw the angel digging up the spring, it would be a miracle like a prophet would receive. Hajar was worried that the water might drain away again, which is another evidence that is was a karama, not a murjizah. She intervened while the water was gushing forth. She said "Zam Zam" while digging. 5. 'Eesa bin Maryam is know for healing terminally ill people and revive the dead, just with his hands and his du'aa. It was public and those who saw it, did not have the choice but to believe. 6. Maryam on the other hand received karama when Zakariyah saw her eating summer fruits although it was still winter. Allah blessed her with special food. Murjizah are obvious signs, but Karama sometimes appear as a chain of coincidental phenomenons. Murjizah are miracles that are not just supernatural, but also superrational. We know that fire burns, but in the case of Ibraheem it was like an Air Conditioning. It is superrational, NOT irrational, that fire is cool. Karamah are miracles that are somewhat supernatural, but only the person realizes that this is supernatural. The event is natural such as water gushing forth and having special food raining from the sky in the desert. It is not superrational someone become healthy after long time of sickness.
  19. A New Nation Arises?

    Just listen to it.
  20. A New Nation Arises?

    Assalamu Alaykum Listen to two lectures about the coming of Al Mahdi: Yasir Qadhi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W_3Gg7rmjo Tawfique Chowdhury:
  21. Miracles By Muslims

    Assalamu Alaykum If Mother Teresa was able to heal a sick person through her blessed hands, it should be called a blessing. She did not go on TV and did all these things, but she was away from the public and was able to treat sick people. I think it is possible that Allah put blessings on the hands of a person. Maybe, Allah answered her calls and prayers. It is not impossible for Allah to answer the calls of a disbeliever. We are not even sure if she really died a disbeliever. It is possible to heal the sick by performing Ruqya. I don't know how to perform it, but this exist.
  22. Hadeeth

    There is not mentioning of Isa being 33 years old, but the information that he will die with 40 years of age. I might open another thread to post some information about that topic. We also know that when we enter Jannah we will have the age of 'Eesa which is 33 years old. It is also amazing that Isa ascended to the Heavens about 2000 years ago, yet he is not 2000 years old, but 33. This shows that wherever Jesus is right now, there is no time. He lives in "place" that is above the 4 dimensions. Time is the fourth dimension while space is the third dimension and area is the second dimension while a dot/line is the first dimension.
  23. Muslim Name Question

    Assalamu Alaykum Can you give me an example?
  24. Miracles By Muslims

    Miracles are only for prophets. A truthful Muslim may receive Karaama which are similar to Miracles, but on a personal level. It is usually not public. They are mostly glad tidings. Deja vu and true dreams are blessings that are somehow supernatural, but miracles such as healing the sick and other don't exists. Those cases that you see on television are fake and if it is supernatural then it is most likely black magic.
  25. A New Nation Arises?

    I also believe that all the wars that exist today among Muslims has a wisdom behind them. Allah caused a war between Khazraj and Aws in order to kill their leaders. The absence of the leaders made it easy for them to become the Ansar. During the wars today evil leaders will die and a new generation might appear out of the ruins.
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