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  1. Do Muslims Love Non-muslims?

    Assalaamu alaykum. Compassion isn't love. But it's more needed than love. One can't love everyone but one can have compassion for all. Supposing a question was asked to Christians.....Do Christians love Muslims? How do you think they would answer this question? I'm sure we'd get differing answers, wouldn't we? Love is too strong a word to use. We reserve our love for specific people, not all. Hence, compassion is a better term to use than love.
  2. Do Muslims Love Non-muslims?

    Assalaamu alaykum. You're right. It is a closed minded view. A true Muslim is open-minded and has compassion for others and this includes non-Muslims.
  3. Why Not Have Female Imams?

    Muslims don't have female Imams because the Prophet (saws) never allowed a woman to lead people in prayer. It is not in the Sunnah and neither is it taught in the Qur'an. Whosoever goes against the Qur'an and Sunnah walks in the footsteps of Satan and will end up in Hell.
  4. Does God Only Love Muslims?

    I'm sure there are brothers and sisters here on this forum who can advice you on this matter better than I can. Perhaps this issue can be dealt with in another thread?
  5. I Think Hell Is A Myth

    You can think whatever you like. People are known to come up with all kinds of weird thoughts and ideas. We only care for the opinion of Allah and His Messenger (saws). And since your thoughts and beliefs are contrary to their opinion, it's clear that you are a disbeliever. And to engage in a discussion with you would only be a waste of precious time.
  6. Does God Only Love Muslims?

    All people are born on the pure faith, as Muslims. But their parents make them disbelievers by teaching them the religion of their forefathers. This is stated in the following hadith: The Prophet Muhammad said, "No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist." (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426) Still, among the disbelievers there are people who God will guide to Islam and thereby they will enter Paradise. And among believers, there are those who God will misguide and they will end up in Hell. Only God has knowledge of who is good and who is not. Many times one may observe that God guides people who we think are "bad". Or He may misguide someone who we think are "good". An excellent example would be to consider the case of Abu Talib, the Prophet's (saws) uncle. We would think, based upon all the support and protection Abu Talib gave to his nephew (saws), God would have guided him to Islam. But that's based upon our understanding and knowledge. God has knowledge we do not possess. There was pride and ingratitude in the heart of Abu Talib which was completely unacceptable in the eyes of God. This pride and ingratitude to God became manifest when Abu Talib made the choice to stick to the religion of his forefathers. It's shocking to think that a man who was so close to the Prophet (saws) as his uncle, a man who could clearly see that his nephew (saws) was speaking the truth, could live all his life and never once testify to that truth, but instead, right up till the day he died, persist in his disbelief and persist in rejecting His Creator, Sustainer and Protector! People make choices and they are held responsible for the choices they make. A person is what he is because of the choices he makes. If you are Christian, it is not because anyone forced you to be one. You made the choice to be Christian, that's why you are one. Similarly, if you are Muslim, it is because you made the choice to be Muslim. God doesn't force anyone to believe or disbelieve. But He certainly holds people to account for what they believe, do and say. God isn't unjust. People are unjust to themselves when they choose to reject their Creator. All people who are brought into this world are tested. If they make the wrong choices, would you say that God shouldn't have created them at all? And even if people make the wrong choices or reject God's message now, it isn't anything final. People can still change. People can still repent and turn to their Creator. Therefore, how can we say that God shouldn't have created non-Muslims? Right now a person may be non-Muslim. But perhaps in the future he might become Muslim. And vice versa. It's what you die on that will determine your fate in the Hereafter. And nobody has knowledge of who will succeed and who will not, except God. It is one of the reasons why we Muslims fear God. And brother Younes is right in saying that He cannot be questioned for what He does. It is we who will be questioned and of this, there is no doubt.
  7. The Next Book

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I am the editor of a magazine. I had initially joined this forum to get the word out about a book, "The Far-off Event." I edited the book and posted the chapters in this forum. Alhamdulillahir Rabbil Al Ameen. The author continued to write and send me chapters of the next book. The next book contains incredible information, calling people to right guidance. I have with me 64 chapters and I have finished editing them as well. I was planning on posting these chapters but something kept me back from doing so. I have lost contact with the author. Therefore, even though I find the chapters of the next book to have high value, I will abstain from posting those chapters. But to give a piece of advice from this next book, the advice is this: keep an open mind and your ears wide open. This is the key to your success in the Hereafter. Don't be so concerned about who is right. Be concerned about what is right. I can't tell you more. I have learned much during my stay here, alhamdulillah. Jazak Allah khair to all those who read "The Far-off Event" and supported the mission of the author, to convey the message of Islam to this world. This will be my last post in this forum. I ask my respected brothers and sisters here to forgive me for anything inappropriate I might have said. May Allah's peace and blessings be upon you all. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
  8. Yes, I certainly do agree that I am an ordinary Muslim. And my views and opinions have absolutely no importance. I do think I talk too much and it's time for me to exercise restraint and be silent. So I'll just make a graceful exit from here. Indeed, Allah is the best to judge all affairs. He is the one who will settle all disputes. Alhamdulillahir Rabbil Al Ameen! It has been a pleasure to make your acquaintance and be a part of this forum. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
  9. There might be some Muslims who think they saw the Prophet (saws) in their dream. And the scholars have various opinions regarding this, as you say.... The truth is no scholar can say for sure whether they really did see the Prophet (saws). And when there is no certainty, it is better to leave the matter alone and let it go. Lastly, I'd like to say that if I had a dream and I saw a man who I "felt" was the Prophet (saws), I would keep that dream to myself and not attach too much importance to it.
  10. Which part of my interpretation goes against what the scholars have said? I have only pointed out what is clear to me. Or does that interpretation not sound logical to you? As for people of later generations who claim to have seen the prophet (saws) in their dream, I have stated that I prefer to leave speculation regarding their truthfulness alone. I neither accept it nor reject it. It's part of the unseen and I do not like to plunge into matters, the whole truth of which only Allah knows. If that's not being careful, I don't know what is. Scholars say a lot of things but they can never know for sure whether a person really did see the Prophet (saws) in their dream. This much is clear though. The saliheen or true believers could never lie. And that's why I said that if it was a true believer who saw the Prophet (saws) in his dream, then his dream would certainly be true. But how many true believers have come forward claiming to have seen the Prophet (saws) in their dream? Did any among these claim to have seen Prophet Muhammad (saws) in their dream? Fudayl bin Ayaadh, Ibraheem bin Adham, Abu Sulaymaan ad-Daaraanee, Ma`roof al-Kharkee, as-Siri as-Saqatee, al-Junaid bin Muhammad( Al Baghdadi), Abdul Qaadir, Shaykh Hammaad, Shaikh Abu al-Bayaan....? It would be very interesting indeed if anyone of these respected and pious Muslims ever claimed to have a dream in which they saw the Prophet (saws). I would be very keen to hear any story about any one of them relating such a remarkable thing. If anyone has any information whatsoever about a pious Muslim who claimed to have seen the Prophet (saws) in his dream, I would like to know about it.
  11. Yup. I am assured of that. I know very well that they are not easily found. They are the hidden jewels of the Earth. :sl:
  12. How can they be known? That's the question you didn't answer, respected brother. How do you determine who the saaliheen and the awliya are?
  13. Sayings Of Jesus You Might Like

    Insight and rulings of scholars are not needed in matters that are clear. That is not to say that insight and rulings of scholars are not needed. Scholars can provide insight that can help enhance our understanding of the Qur'an. That's what scholars are there for. Not to make things complicated and encourage division but to clarify, explain, educate and help people comprehend the meaning of the Qur'an. And that, you have to agree, is definitely a good thing.
  14. You're right, respected brother. We normal people cannot know who the saaliheen are. They are special people found in every age, that's certain. But only Allah knows who they are. Jazak Allah khair for the information. :sl:
  15. Yes, please. I'm curious. What are your references? Another question, if you don't mind me asking. How do you determine who the saaliheen and awliyaa are? I would also like more information on this karamaat of the awliyaa.