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  1. Vortrag von Ahmed Deedat(r.) in den USA, als Antwort auf Jimmy Swaggart."Muhammad (s.a.v.s.) in der Bibel", sehr guter Vortrag ,für jeden der Klarheit haben möchte über die Prophezeihung des Gesandten Muhammad(s.a.v.s.) im Alten Testament,und wie der Name von Yeheshua (a.s.) zu Jesus Christus(a.s.)geändert wurde ist mit diesem Vortag gut beraten insha'Allah! Die weiteren Teile folgen insha'Allah, viel Arbeit, Geduld mitbringen!!!
  2. Vor Gott gibt es keine andere Zuflucht als zu Ihm ! https://islamhouse.com/de/books/2829545
  3. Eine Debatte zwischen Ahmed Deedat (Muslim) und Anis Shorrosh (Christ) über die Frage ist Jesus Gott bzw. Gottes Sohn? December 1985 at the Royal Albert Hall in London
  4. An die muslimischen Frauen, die denken, dass die Frau im Islam benachteiligt sei: 1.) Frauen dürfen Gold und Seide tragen, Männer nicht 2.) Frauen sind in der Zeit der Menstruation vom Gebet befreit und brauchen diese verpassten nicht nachzubeten 3.) Frauen sind im Islam wie Perlen; wertvoll, geehrt und schwer zu finden 4.) Frauen sind die Verwalterinnen der Häuser 5.) Frauen brauchen nicht für die Versorgung der Familie zu sorgen (keine Pflicht zu arbeiten) 6.) Frauen müssen nicht zum Freitagsgebet gehen 7.) Frauen können Zuhause beten und es ist der bessere Gebetsort für sie 8.) Frauen haben die Möglichkeit, durch die Zufriedenheit ihrer Männer ins Paradies einzutreten 9.) Frauen sind vom Fasten während der Schwangerschaft befreit 10.) Bei der Heirat bekommt die Frau Mahr (Brautgabe), die sie verzehren darf, wie sie möchte 11.) Sie darf nicht im Islam verheiratet werden, wenn sie damit nicht einverstanden ist 12.) Sie stehen nicht unter dem Zwang von krankhafter Eitelkeit wie die "westlichen" Frauen 13.) Frauen werden von Männern gefunden, brauchen sich also nicht abmühen und auf die Suche nach Männern machen Und Allah weiß am besten, was es noch für Erleichterungen für die Frauen gibt...
  5. قال تعالى: وَيَقُولُ الْإِنْسَانُ أَإِذَا مَا مِتُّ لَسَوْفَ أُخْرَجُ حَيًّا (66) أَوَلَا يَذْكُرُ الْإِنْسَانُ أَنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَلَمْ يَكُ شَيْئًا (67) فَوَرَبِّكَ لَنَحْشُرَنَّهُمْ وَالشَّيَاطِينَ ثُمَّ لَنُحْضِرَنَّهُمْ حَوْلَ جَهَنَّمَ جِثِيًّا (68) ثُمَّ لَنَنْزِعَنَّ مِنْ كُلِّ شِيعَةٍ أَيُّهُمْ أَشَدُّ عَلَى الرَّحْمَنِ عِتِيًّا (69) ثُمَّ لَنَحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِالَّذِينَ هُمْ أَوْلَى بِهَا صِلِيًّا (70) وَإِنْ مِنْكُمْ إِلَّا وَارِدُهَا كَانَ عَلَى رَبِّكَ حَتْمًا مَقْضِيًّا (71) ثُمَّ نُنَجِّي الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا وَنَذَرُ الظَّالِمِينَ فِيهَا جِثِيًّا (72) وَإِذَا تُتْلَى عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُنَا بَيِّنَاتٍ قَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَيُّ الْفَرِيقَيْنِ خَيْرٌ مَقَامًا وَأَحْسَنُ نَدِيًّا (73) وَكَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا قَبْلَهُمْ مِنْ قَرْنٍ هُمْ أَحْسَنُ أَثَاثًا وَرِئْيًا (74) الْمُرَادُ بِالْإِنْسَانِ جَمْعٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ بِقَرِينَةِ قَوْله بعده فَوَ رَبِّكَ لَنَحْشُرَنَّهُمْ [مَرْيَم: 68] ، فَيُرَادُ مَنْ كَانَتْ هَاتِهِ مَقَالَتُهُ وَهُمْ مُعْظَمُ الْمُخَاطَبِينَ بِالْقُرْآنِ فِي أَوَّلِ نُزُولِهِ. وَيَجُوزُ أَنْ يَكُونَ وَصْفٌ حُذِفَ، أَيِ الْإِنْسَانُ الْكَافِرُ، كَمَا حُذِفَ الْوَصْفُ فِي قَوْلِهِ تَعَالَى: يَأْخُذُ كُلَّ سَفِينَةٍ غَصْباً [الْكَهْف: 79] ، أَيْ كُلَّ سَفِينَةٍ صَالِحَةٍ. وَكَذَلِكَ إِطْلَاقُ النَّاسِ عَلَى خُصُوصِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ مِنْهُمْ فِي آيَاتٍ كَثِيرَةٍ كَقَوْلِهِ تَعَالَى: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ [الْبَقَرَة: 21] إِلَى قَوْلِهِ فَأْتُوا بِسُورَةٍ مِنْ مِثْلِهِ [الْبَقَرَة: 23] فَإِن ذَلِكَ خِطَابٌ لِلْمُشْرِكِينَ. وَالِاسْتِفْهَامُ إِنْكَارٌ وَتَعْجِيبٌ مِنْ ذُهُولِ الْإِنْسَانِ الْمُنْكِرِ الْبَعْثَ عَنْ خَلْقِهِ الْأَوَّلِ. وَضَمِيرُ لَنَحْشُرَنَّهُمْ عَائِدٌ إِلَى الْإِنْسانُ [مَرْيَم: 66] الْمُرَادِ بِهِ الْجِنْسُ الْمُفِيدُ لِلِاسْتِغْرَاقِ الْعُرْفِيِّ كَمَا تَقَدَّمَ، أَيْ لَنَحْشُرَنَّ الْمُشْرِكِينَ. وَعَطْفُ (الشَّيَاطِينَ) عَلَى ضَمِيرِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ لِقَصْدِ تَحْقِيرِهِمْ بِأَنَّهُمْ يُحْشَرُونَ مَعَ أَحْقَرِ جِنْسٍ وَأَفْسَدِهِ، وَلِلْإِشَارَةِ إِلَى أَنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ هُمْ سَبَبُ ضَلَالِهِمُ الْمُوجِبُ لَهُمْ هَذِهِ الْحَالَةَ، فَحَشَرَهُمْ مَعَ الشَّيَاطِين إنذار لَهُمْ بِأَنَّ مَصِيرَهُمْ هُوَ مَصِيرُ الشَّيَاطِينَ وَهُوَ مُحَقَّقٌ عِنْدَ النَّاسِ وَهَذَا الْجُثُوُّ هُوَ غَيْرُ جُثُوِّ النَّاسِ فِي الْحَشْرِ الْمَحْكِيِّ بِقَوْلِهِ تَعَالَى: وَتَرى كُلَّ أُمَّةٍ جاثِيَةً كُلُّ أُمَّةٍ تُدْعى إِلى كِتابِهَا [الجاثية: 28] فَإِن ذَلِكَ جُثُوُّ خُضُوعٍ لِلَّهِ، وَهَذَا الْجُثُوُّ حَوْلَ جَهَنَّمَ جُثُوُّ مَذَلَّةٍ. وَالْمُرَادُ هُنَا شِيَعُ أَهْلِ الْكُفْرِ، أَيْ مِنْ كُلِّ شِيعَةٍ مِنْهُمْ. أَيْ مِمَّنْ أَحْضَرْنَاهُمْ حَوْلَ جَهَنَّمَ. وَالْمَعْنَى: لِنُمَيِّزَنَّ مِنْ كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ تَجْمَعُهَا مَحَلَّةٌ خَاصَّةً مِنْ دِينِ الضَّلَالِ مَنْ هُوَ مِنْ تِلْكَ الشِّيعَةِ أَشَدُّ عِصْيَانًا لِلَّهِ وَتَجَبُّرًا عَلَيْهِ. وَهَذَا تَهْدِيدٌ لِعُظَمَاءِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ مِثْلِ أَبِي جَهْلٍ وَأُمَيَّةَ بْنِ خلف ونظرائهم. وَإِنْ مِنْكُمْ إِلاَّ وارِدُها كانَ عَلى رَبِّكَ حَتْماً مَقْضِيًّا (71) ثُمَّ نُنَجِّي الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا وَنَذَرُ الظَّالِمِينَ فِيها جِثِيًّا (72) لَمَّا ذَكَرَ انْتِزَاعَ الَّذِينَ هُمْ أَوْلَى بِالنَّارِ مِنْ بَقِيَّةِ طَوَائِفِ الْكُفْرِ عَطَفَ عَلَيْهِ أَنَّ جَمِيعَ طَوَائِفِ الشِّرْكِ يَدْخُلُونَ النَّارَ، دَفْعًا لِتَوَهُّمِ أَنَّ انْتِزَاعَ مَنْ هُوَ أَشد على الرحمان عُتِيًّا هُوَ قُصَارَى مَا يَنَالُ تِلْكَ الطَّوَائِفِ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ بِأَنْ يَحْسَبُوا أَنَّ كُبَرَاءَهُمْ يَكُونُونَ فِدَاءً لَهُمْ مِنَ النَّارِ أَوْ نَحْوَ ذَلِكَ، أَيْ وَذَلِكَ الِانْتِزَاعُ لَا يَصْرِفُ بَقِيَّةَ الشِّيَعِ عَنِ النَّارِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَوْجَبَ عَلَى جَمِيعِهِمُ النَّارَ. وَهَذِهِ الْجُمْلَةُ مُعْتَرِضَةٌ بَين جملَة فَوَ رَبِّكَ لَنَحْشُرَنَّهُمْ [مَرْيَم: 68] إِلَخْ وَجُمْلَةِ وَإِذا تُتْلى عَلَيْهِمْ آياتُنا بَيِّناتٍ قالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا [مَرْيَم: 73] إِلَخْ ... فَالْخِطَابُ فِي وَإِنْ مِنْكُمْ إِلْتِفَاتٌ عَنِ الْغَيْبَةِ فِي قَوْلِهِ لَنَحْشُرَنَّهُمْ ولَنُحْضِرَنَّهُمْ [مَرْيَم: 68] عَدْلٌ عَنِ الْغَيْبَةِ إِلَى الْخِطَابِ ارْتِقَاءً فِي الْمُوَاجَهَةِ بِالتَّهْدِيدِ حَتَّى لَا يَبْقَى مَجَالٌ لِلِالْتِبَاسِ الْمُرَادِ مِنْ ضَمِيرِ الْغَيْبَةِ فَإِنَّ ضَمِيرَ الْخِطَابِ أَعْرَفُ مِنْ ضَمِيرِ الْغَيْبَةِ. وَمُقْتَضَى الظَّاهِرِ أَنْ يُقَالَ: وَإِنْ مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا وَارِدُهَا. وَعَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقْرَأُ وَإِنَّ مِنْهُمْ. وَكَذَلِكَ قَرَأَ عِكْرِمَةُ وَجَمَاعَةٌ. فَالْمَعْنَى: وَمَا مِنْكُمْ أَحَدٌ مِمَّنْ نُزِعَ مِنْ كُلِّ شِيعَةٍ وَغَيْرِهِ إِلَّا وَارِدٌ جَهَنَّمَ حَتْمًا قَضَاهُ اللَّهُ فَلَا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ، أَيْ فَلَا تَحْسَبُوا أَنْ تَنْفَعَكُمْ شَفَاعَتُهمْ أَوْ تَمْنَعَكُمْ عِزَّةُ شِيَعِكُمْ، أَوْ تُلْقُونَ التَّبِعَةَ عَلَى سَادَتِكُمْ وَعُظَمَاءِ أَهْلِ ضَلَالِكُمْ، أَوْ يَكُونُونَ فِدَاءً عَنْكُمْ مِنَ النَّارِ. وَهَذَا نَظِيرُ قَوْلِهِ تَعَالَى: إِنَّ عِبادِي لَيْسَ لَكَ عَلَيْهِمْ سُلْطانٌ إِلَّا مَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ الْغاوِينَ وَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمَوْعِدُهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ [الْحجر: 42، 43] ، أَيِ الْغَاوِينَ وَغَيْرِهِمْ. (يعني من المتبعين) وَعِلَاوَةٌ عَلَى ذَلِكَ نُنْجِي الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا مِنْ وُرُودِ جَهَنَّمَ. وَلَيْسَ الْمَعْنَى: ثُمَّ يُنْجِي الْمُتَّقِينَ مِنْ بَيْنِهِمْ بَلِ الْمَعْنَى أَنَّهُمْ نَجَوْا مِنَ الْوُرُودِ إِلَى النَّارِ. وَذِكْرُ إِنْجَاءِ الْمُتَّقِينَ: أَيِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ، إِدْمَاجٌ بِبِشَارَةِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي أَثْنَاءِ وَعِيدِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ. فَضْل اللَّهِ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ بِالْجَنَّةِ وَتَشْرِيفهُمْ بِالْمَنَازِلِ الرَّفِيعَةِ يُنَافِي أَنْ يَسُوقَهُمْ مَعَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ مسَاقًا وَاحِدًا، كَيْفَ وَقَدْ صَدَّرَ الْكَلَام بقوله فَوَ رَبِّكَ لَنَحْشُرَنَّهُمْ وَالشَّياطِينَ [مَرْيَم: 68] وَقَالَ تَعَالَى: يَوْمَ نَحْشُرُ الْمُتَّقِينَ إِلَى الرَّحْمنِ وَفْداً وَنَسُوقُ الْمُجْرِمِينَ إِلى جَهَنَّمَ وِرْداً [مَرْيَم: 85، 86] ، وَهُوَ صَرِيحٌ فِي اخْتِلَافِ حَشْرِ الْفَرِيقَيْنِ. (مختصر من التحرير و التنوير)
  6. Miracles, Predictions, Prophecies Of Prophet Muhammad (Saw)

    How we can prove the Prophet Muhammad historically performed miracles in comparison to other religious figures? "If you are a religious person and are commit- ted to a single tradition, what do you do with the fact that miracles are reported and revered in all religions, and that each miraculous com- plex witnesses to the truth of a different and quite contradictory set of doctrines? How do you practice fair comparison here?" From Kripal's book Response: 1. Establish authenticity of reports. Hadith narrators- ILM UL RIJAL. In the science of hadith we have Information of each Narrator e.g Names, biographies, Isnad and so on. Applying this same method to other religious texts to establish whether other religious figures performed miracles does not hold any weight in comparison. Chain of narration Isnad in LARGE NUMBERS And so on which no other religious tradition has. 2. Early sources We have sources from the time these events occurred e.g Quran. An Interesting side point - One of the unique aspects of the Quran is it is the only text from the time of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh. If the Prophet Muhammad pbuh came today he would recognize the Quran. 3. The narrators of the hadith are based on eye witness accounts and claim to be. FIRSTHAND not second-hand Information. In comparison, Do the new testament authors even claim.to be eye witness accounts or any other text? Anas Bin Malik : "I saw water flowing from underneath his fingers and the people started performing the ablution till all of them did it." : Sahih al-Bukhari 3573 4. Prophet Muhammad is the most documented religious figure . I would rather trust the Prophet Muhammad pbuh performed miracles based on the point he is most documented in comparison with other figures whose lives we do not know much about. 5 . Another angle is We have no problem with previous prophets performing miracles as it is in line with our beliefs. Outside the Abrahamic tradition which claims religious figures to perform miracles . We can ask the following questions.... E.g who were the eye witnesses ? Did the authors claim to be eye witnesses? Do we have an Isnad? Biographies ? Early sources? Etc 6. Details When it comes to the miracles of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh which were performed publicly .We have plenty of details of the event. E.g When the miracle was performed Where it was performed Who was there Reaction of the polytheists. The above demonstrates these events are not based on myths and legends but rather actual historical events that took place. 7.. Mutawattir hadith Isn't it interesting one of the first hadith to be narrated is "Do not tell a lie against me for whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally) then he will surely enter the Hell-fire."This is mutawatir mass transmitted hadith . This indicates Muslims would not make it up hadiths about the Prophet based on fear and mutawatir. 8.Why would the companions make up hadiths if they sincerely believed in the Prophet Muhammad prophethood and sacrificed their lives for him? (Slightly weak) 9. Someone who is most followed and believed by billions makes it more likely he performed miracles than other figures. 10. Another angle is to notice when reading ancient texts it is written in such a way which sounds more like a story based on myths and legends rather than an actual historical event. 11. Multiple sources and narrators Source
  7. Louange à Allah Les tournures de style spécifiques à la langue arabe permettent au locuteur de s’exprimer par l’emploi du pronom « Nous » de majesté ou par l’emploi de « Je » ou l’emploi du pronom « Il ». Ces trois tournures de style sont usitées dans le Coran. Car Allah s’est adressé aux Arabes dans leur langue. Avis de la Commission Permanente, vol. 4,143. « Allah, le Transcendant et Très Haut s’exprime parfois au singulier parfois au pluriel en utilisant tantôt Son nom tantôt un pronom. C’est ainsi qu’Il dit : « Nous t’avons accordé une victoire éclatante » entre autres exemples. Mais Il ne s’exprime jamais à l’aide du duel, car le pluriel exprime la grandeur qu’Il mérite et peut traduire la signification de ses noms. Quant au duel, il indique un nombre restreint. Or Allah transcende cela. » Voir al-aqida at-Tadmuriyya par Cheikh al-islam Ibn Taymiyya, P.75. Les termes « innaa » et « Nahnou » et d’autres qui expriment le pluriel peuvent être employés par une personne qui parle au nom d’un groupe et par quelqu’un qui s’estime important. C’est le cas des souverains qui expriment leurs décrets et décisions en disant : « Nous avons décrété.. » ou d’autres expressions similaires. Pourtant, il ne s’agit que d’un seul locuteur qui veut révéler son importance. Or, Allah est Celui qui mérite la plus grande vénération. Car Il est Allah, le Puissant et Majestueux. Si Allah emploie « innaa » ou « nahnou » dans Son livre, c’est pour indiquer Sa grandeur mais pas pour traduire une multiplicité de locuteur. Si un verset comprenant ces termes s’avérait ambigu pour quelqu’un, il doit se référer aux versets clairs pour en avoir l’explication. Si un chrétien tient à déduire des propos « Nous avons révélé le Rappel » et d’expressions similaires la multiplicité des dieux, nous l’inviterions à se référer aux versets clairs tels les propos du Très haut : { Et votre Divinité est une divinité unique. Pas de divinité à part Lui, le Tout Miséricordieux, le Très Miséricordieux. } [ Sourate 2 - Verset 163 ] et les propos : { dis : il est Allah, l’Unique } et d’autres textes qui ne comportent qu’un seul sens. Cela enlève toute ambiguïté à celui qui veut connaître la vérité. Tous les pluriels employés par Allah pour S'exprimer traduisent Sa grandeur et la multiplicité de Ses noms et attributs et l’importance de Ses ange-soldats. Voir le livre intitulé al-aquida at-Tadmouriyya par cheikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya, p. 109. Et votre Divinité est une divinité unique. Pas de divinité à part Lui, le Tout Miséricordieux, le Très Miséricordieux. Allah le Très Haut le sait mieux. Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid http://www.sajidine.com/Allah/sa-parole/question-reponse/pronom-nous.htm
  8. bn 'Umar (رضي الله عنه) rapporte que le Prophète ﷺ a dit a un groupe de compagnons : "Cinq malheurs vous toucheront ! J’implore Allah pour que vous ne les atteigniez pas : Lorsque la fornication se propagera au point que les gens la commettent ouvertement alors ils seront touchés d'épidémies et de douleurs que leurs ancêtres n'auront pas connus. Lorsqu'ils tricheront dans la balance et la mesure alors ils seront punis par la sécheresse, la disette ainsi que par l'oppression du pouvoir à leur égard. Lorsqu'ils se priveront de verser leur Zakât alors Allah les privera de pluie, et si ce n'était pour les bêtes de pâturages, aucune goutte ne leur parviendrait du ciel. Lorsqu'ils rompront leur pacte avec Allah et Son Prophète, alors Allah les fera coloniser par leurs ennemis qui s'empareront de certaines de leurs richesses. Et lorsque leurs gouverneurs refuseront d'appliquer les commandements du Qur'an et refuseront de rechercher les solutions à partir de la révélation divine, alors Allah enclenchera la tuerie entre eux." [Rapporté par Ibn Maja et autres. Authentifié par Al Albâni dans al Silsila al-Sahiha]
  9. 5 Coptic Myths about Islam

    1. Muslims burned down the Library of Alexandria. Or did they? Nothing is more frightening than scores of barbarian Arabs, frothing at the mouth, burning down a centre of education and civilization. But this did not happen. The earliest recorded document accusing Muslims of burning down the library is Bar Hebraeus’ Historia Compendiosa Dynastiarum. It claims that ʻUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb ordered the books to be destroyed; and that they were used as a source of heat for Islamic bathhouses. The document only dates back to the 13th century — nearly 600 years after the event described. However, the libraries were in fact destroyed gradually between the 1st century BCE and 4th centuries CE — long before the Prophet Muhammad (s). Julius Caesar set fire to Alexandria’s docks in 48 BCE, destroying 40,000 scrolls from the library. In 272 CE, Emperor Aurelian destroyed the quarter of Alexandria where the supposed remnants of the library would have been. Emperor Diocletian’s siege of Alexandria in 297 CE caused further damage to the city. A new library, the Serapeum, was established in the fourth century CE by Egyptian pagans. Ironically, the Coptic Christians actually demolished the Serapeum in 391 CE. Is it possible that Bar Hebraeus’ source, although late, still contains a kernel of truth? One of the main characters in the account is Yahya an-Nahwi, also known as John the Grammarian (Philioponus). But John the Grammarian died in ~570 CE, and thus could not have witnessed the Muslim conquest. To quote Roy MacLeod, author of Introduction: Alexandria in History and Myth, “both of the Alexandrian libraries were destroyed by the end of the fourth century, and there is no mention of any library surviving at Alexandria in the Christian literature of the centuries following that date.” (p. 71) 2. Muslims are responsible for the decimation of the Coptic Church… right? Actually, Muslims saved the Coptic Church. In the early 7th century, the Coptic Church was under the domination of the Byzantine Empire. They had exiled Pope Benjamin I into the desert, and installed their own tyrannical patriarch, Cyrus of Alexandria. It was the Muslim conquerors that kicked the Byzantines out of Egypt and reinstalled Pope Benjamin I. The tenth century Coptic chronicle, History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria, confirms that ʻAmr b. al-ʻĀs welcomed the Coptic Pope back into Alexandria, and fulfilled all of his requests. The same text says that the Muslims “kept their hands off the province and its inhabitants” and allowed Benjamin I to govern and administer the affairs of his people. As a side note, the same section says that the Prophet Muhammad (s) “brought back the worshippers of idols to the knowledge of the One God … And the Lord abandoned the army of the Romans before him, as a punishment for their corrupt faith, and because of the anathemas uttered against them, on account of the council of Chalcedon.” This isn’t the only Christian text from this period that describes the Prophet and the conquests in a favourable way. In 661 CE, Sebeos, the Armenian Bishop, wrote, “… a man from the sons of Ishmael named Mahmed became prominent … Mahmed taught them to recognize the God of Abraham, especially since he was informed and knowledgeable about Mosaic history. Because the command had come from on High, he ordered them all to assemble together and to unite in faith. Abandoning the reverence of vain things, they turned toward the living God, who had appeared to their father Abraham.” John bar Penkaye, a Syriac writer from the Church of the East, wrote in the late 600s: “We should not think of the advent (of the children of Hagar) as something ordinary, but as due to divine working. Before calling them, (God) had prepared them beforehand to hold Christians in honour, thus they also had a special commandment from God concerning our monastic station, that they should hold it in honour. Now when these people came, at God’s command, and took over as it were both kingdoms, not with any war or battle, but in a menial fashion, such as when a brand is rescued out of the fire; not using weapons of war or human means. God put victory into their hands in such a way that the words written concerning them might be fulfilled, namely, ‘One man chased a thousand and two men routed ten thousand’! How, otherwise, could naked men, riding without armour or shield, have been able to win, apart from divine aid, God having called them from the ends of the earth so as to destroy, by them, a sinful kingdom, and to bring low, through them. the proud spirit of the Persians.” 3. Muslims forced the Arabic language onto the Copts … well, not really. Who needs a throaty language when you could’ve been talking in cool hieroglyphs or something? Coptic Christian Egyptians, who usually speak Arabic and have Arabic names or surnames, are usually quick to clarify that they are not Arabs. But the Arabs today, for all intents and purposes, are more of a language group than strictly a “race”. Whilst the average “Arab” may have some Babylonian, Syriac, Phoenician, Assyrian, Chaldean, Greco-Roman, Jewish, Kurdish, Turkish, Berber, and Coptic blood, Egypt is unanimously and proudly an Arab country. Outside of Church formalities, it is the only language spoken in the country. But it was the Muslims that forced Arabic onto Egypt, right? Wrong. In the early 2nd century CE, the Sinai was part of the Roman province “Arabia Petraea” or simply “Arabia.” It was known to inhabit Arabic-speaking tribes. According to page 9 of The History of Herodotus by George Rawlinson, Arabic was spoken in Egypt’s Eastern Desert prior to Islam. Arabic-Coptic bilingualism lasted a number of centuries in Egypt. In the 12th century CE, Pope Gabriel II of Alexandria made Arabic a liturgical language of the Coptic Church. 4. Were Copts forced to become Muslim? Despite the Muslim conquest in the 7th century, Egypt retained a Coptic majority until the 11th century. Other sources say that the Copts converted en masse in the 14th century. Conversions occurred for many reasons, from personal conviction to socio-economic and cultural pressures. No doubt, there were periods of violence and humiliation. Any Muslim that oppressed a Christian of his or her rights is to be rightfully condemned. God will judge them, and He may choose to punish them for their sin. But the perpetual existence and material success of the Coptic population (among other ancient non-Muslim communities in the Muslim world) is a testament to a general policy of tolerance. The same, however, cannot be said about the Muslims of Iberia, Sicily, and elsewhere in this period, who were all force-converted, exiled, or murdered by the Church without exception. There were even cases where Coptic Christians preferred Muslim courts over Coptic courts (which still existed and operated under Muslim rule). 5. Jizya taxes were really really high though, right? Actually, they were probably lower than your taxes. Jizya is often cited as the main source of oppression of Coptic Christians. Yes, no one likes to pay taxes, just ask a redneck. And yes, Muslims paid fewer taxes to encourage conversion. But the jizya was often seen as a replacement for military service. According to a study published in 2018 by the Cambridge University Press, the poll-tax was only one dinar from 641-750 CE, between one and four dinars from 750 CE and 1100 CE. From 641 to 1517 CE, the average tax rate for Coptic Christians was only 1.4% to 10%. Conversations on Coptic conversion to Islam often neglect the possibility that some Copts were simply and organically convinced of Islam’s veracity; or at least not strongly convinced by Christianity’s claims. Conclusion It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (s) said, “Whoever hurts a dhimmi (non-Muslim minority), I am his adversary, and I shall be an adversary to him on the Day of Resurrection.“ As we can see, much of what is said on this topic is either half-true or totally false. Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt have in fact worsened under post-colonial secular nationalist Egypt, with sporadic acts of terror on one side and the support of militant secular dictators on the other. But an honest study of history is required for us to heal our wounds and learn from the past. It is reported in Matthew 5:44 that Jesus said, “love your enemies”. I don’t consider the Christians to be my enemies, but rather as my fellows in the Abrahamic family. This is a time where atheism is on the rise and monotheistic religions in particular are under threat. This is a time of postmodern nihilism, the destruction of the family, the dissolution of sacred manhood and womanhood, and all forms of perversity and profanity. In this time, it is my hope that people of faith can come together on common issues, rather than be divided on pettiness. We are committed to the truth, and we invite everyone to shed their nationalism and victim complexes, and commit themselves to the Creator. We belong to God, and to Him will we return. So, let’s stroll through the park on beautiful days together, without making false accusations against one another — with God’s permission. Source
  10. This Palestinian preacher passes away during his talk about the passing of the Prophet (salallaahu alayhi wasallam). His last words were, "Laa ilaaha illaa Allah." The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever's last words are laa ilaaha illaa Allah will enter Jannah." May Allah decree for us all such an honourable ending - Aameen. https://www.facebook.com/IslamInJapanMedia/videos/2534601336824688/
  11. Some ignorant disbelievers claim that "The hijab is oppressive because women are pressured by their societies and their religious beliefs to wear it!" By Asadullah Al-Andalusi Saying the hijab is "forced" because women feel "pressured" to wear it based on religious or societal expectations is simply ridiculous. This line of reasoning implies that every law and culture on the planet is "oppressive" now because people willingly abide to things they're expected to follow. The fact that there are consequences for violating certain expectations (religiously, culturally, or legally) does not mean people are necessarily "oppressed" for upholding them. In other words, people may CHOOSE to follow rules or guidelines WILLINGLY because they AGREE with those rules and guidelines (along with the consequences for violating them). Take for example my choosing to wear pants whenever I go out in public. My not choosing to wear pants may result in social ridicule and even being arrested for indecent exposure. However, my choice to wear pants was not motivated by said consequences. I willingly do so based on my values. Even in the event where I may may feel pressured to wear pants because of societal and legal expectations, no one in their right mind would regard this as "oppressive". in summary, anti-hijab "activists" are merely projecting their own expectations on to others while ironically doing the very thing they accuse the hijab of doing: Dehumanizing women who wear it by denying them the agency to agree with their own values.
  12. One sermon moved the entire continent of Europe to fight a war! It is the sermon that Urban II, Pope of Rome, said at the combined conference that he held in the French city of Clermont on the (488 AH) of November 27, 1095 AD, to push Western Europe into a crusade against the Islamic East. But the question is, how was Urban II able in one sermon to move all of Europe and ignite wars that lasted for two hundred years ?! The answer lies in the influences that Urban used in his sermon, in which he was able to tickle the feelings of Europeans of different classes and denominations, as well as using it more than a means to persuade the attendees of the need to go to Palestine to help the Eastern Christians, and to protect pilgrims who suffer - as the Pope portrays - from the oppression and oppression of the infidels ( He means Muslims). And the most important effect that he used in his sermon is that he speaks on behalf of Christ himself, so he said, for example: “Then I am not me, but it is the Lord who urges you as the ministers of Christ to incite people of all classes.” He also promised the participants in the campaign to forgive, and it was also influencing that he elaborated on the extent of the pain and suffering felt by the pilgrims in Palestine, as he waved the richness of the countries of the East, and even mentioned to them what came in the Bible about Palestine, where he said: “ He gave us these lands that are filled with milk and honey. ” Also influencing is that he alerted the nobility and the knights to the presence of a fertile field to show off their strength, rather than wrestle in Europe. He also took advantage of the idea of holding the conference in a French city, and spoke about the courage and fighting capabilities of the French, as well as praising the history of their predecessors, and imposing the consequences of European sovereignty. It was also influencing the attraction of those who have a debt by placing a debt on it or paying it over long periods, exempting the owners from taxes during the fighting, and exempting criminals from punishment if they participate! And Urban II drew up all these influences with moving words, and convincing arguments until his words entered the hearts of all the attendees, and lit the hearers, so that as soon as he finished his speech the attendees responded and made one shout, saying: “The Lord wants it” Deus lo volt, which is the cry that has become Logo for war after that.
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