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  1. Over 10000 terrorist attacks by muslims since 9/11

     

    2 christian (and 1 wasnt actually motivated by his religon to carry out the attack, mcviegh) terrorist attacks.

     

    Who should we focus on?

     

    And 99% of attacks was attributed to al Qaeda. It doesn't represent Muslims.

    Try to make distinction.


  2. SaracenSoldier, seriously, are you really trying to make a comparison between EDL and international Islamic terrorism? 9/11? 7/7?

     

    Come on, that would be absurd.

     

    Islamic terrorism??

     

    If it's Islamic terrorism then I can say genocide in Srebrenica was Christian genocide (not Serbian) on Muslims.

    As much as I know, every individual is responsible for its deeds.


  3. The Qur'an doesn't say that the entire world was submerged in water unlike the Bible.

    According to Islam only certain parts of the world were submerged under water, one of them being the region of Noah and his people.

    Islam differentiates from Christianity on the account of the animals loaded in the ark. According to Islam only the animals in the care of Noah were taken in the ark.


  4. ...

    In Luke 10, Jesus uses the example of the good Samaritan. The Samaritan and the Jew were bitter enemies. The Samaritan was the one who stopped on the road to assist the Jew. This was what Jesus said it takes to receive eternal life. LOVE.

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    The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was in Taif, a lush town of green palm trees, fruits and vegetables, about 50 miles southeast of his arid hometown Makkah. He was hoping that perhaps the people of this town would be receptive to his message, which had been rejected by most of the Makkans for over a decade.

    But the people of Taif proved just as cruel and intolerant. Not only did they scorn his message of God's Oneness, they turned their youth against the Prophet. In the face of this misery, an angel was sent and presented him with an option: have the whole town be destroyed, by God's will, for such arrogance and hatefulness.

    He could have done it. He could have asked that this valley of cruel people be crushed. But he didn't.

    No, he told the Angel. Don't destroy the people of Taif. Instead he prayed for their salvation.

     

    That is just one example of how this man, who God describes as a "mercy to mankind" (Quran 21:107) dealt with those who opposed him. It's just one of many examples in the life of a person who faced constant death threats, attempts on his life, abuse and humiliation at the hands of those threatened by his simple but profound message: there is no god but God and Muhammad is His Messenger. Peace and blessings be upon him.

     

    But the people of Taif were not the only ones who tasted of this mercy. He would pray for his enemies all the time. Two of his bitterest enemies, Abu Jahl and Omar ibn al-Khattab were also the objects of his prayers.

     

    The Prophet made similar Duas (supplications) for his people on a regular basis: "O God! Guide my people, for they know not," he would pray, as he and his followers were tortured, humiliated, scorned and mocked.

     

    On another occasion, some Companions came to the Prophet and said: "O Messenger of God! The tribe of Daus have committed disbelief and disobeyed (your commands). Supplicate God against them!" Contrary to the people’s expectations, the Prophet said: "O Allah! Guide Daus and let them come to us." (Bukhari).

     

    These are just a few glimpses of how the Prophet dealt with those who opposed him. These were people who didn't just fight his message on an intellectual level. These were individuals bent on destroying him, his family, his followers and Islam itself.


  5. whats done is done and the amount of money it would take to remove would be ridiculous. I'm in collage and money is hard to come by lol

     

    ?

    And removing may be done if you really want :sl:

    But, whatever you want..your choice :sl:


  6. I would mention something:

     

    "By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them."(Muslim, vol. 4, Book 37, Hadith No. 6622 & 6621).

     

    Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) told that: “We said to our Prophet:

    "O Messenger of Allah! When we see you, our hearts soften; we become to be like dwellers of hereafter. But when we leave you, world seems pleasant and desireful to us. We get closer to women and children."

    He (pbuh) replied: "If you could stay in the same situation as you were with me, angels would greet you and come to your houses to visit. If you were not to commit sin, Allah (swt) would create a people who would commit sin in order to forgive them."(Imam Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

     

    "A believer considers his sin as a mountain and feels frightened about it, but a hypocrite considers it as a fly that has perched on his nose and will fly away immediately." (Hadith, Bukhari)

     

    "Say: "O 'Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qur'an, 39:53)


  7. fajrtear, that is not my understanding. What I understand from that statement is, "Allah is the ONLY ILAH and only HE shall be worshipped."[using large font size is not allowed] This is fully supported by the following Quranic verse:

     

    Qur'an 59:22 "Allah is He, no other Ilah (God) may be worshiped; Who knows both secret and open; He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. He is Allah, Whom there is no other Ilah (God); the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Security, the Guardian of Faith, the Majestic, the Irresistible, the Superb, the Compeller: Glory to Allah! He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colors). To Him belong the Best Names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth declares His Praises and Glory: and He is the Mighty, the Wise."

     

    Isn't this what it means to you?

     

     

    YES[using large font size is not allowed], and to me it means that only Allah may be worshiped


  8. I started watching and have a question that maybe the forum members can clarify.

     

    According to Dr Zakir Naik Qur'an 79 says that the earth is egg shaped. I did some reading and it seems that most translations of the Arabic translate to the earth being "spread out".

     

    Are there any Arabic experts that can shed any light on this?

     

    Strictly speaking the earth is neither egg shaped (prolate spheroid) or "round" (spherical) but is in fact and oblate spheroid (a "squashed" sphere.)

     

    I've found very good explanation here:

     

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  9. Redeem, when I quoted 59:23-24 I only considered these words, " He is Allah, besides Whom there is no god; " To me that means that Allah is the only god and there is none other. Allah is not just jealous, THERE IS NO OTHER GOD. This translates into, "Worshipping any other god is worshipping an idol."

     

    " He is Allah, besides Whom there is no god; "

     

    It's a true.

    If I say "I don't have a sister" that doesn't mean I'm jealous, I'm just talking the way it is


  10. here it goes: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetamericanmuslimforum(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/uploads/My%20Shahada%20by%20DippedInJannah.pdf"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetamericanmuslimforum(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/uploads...pedInJannah.pdf[/url]


  11. The moral duty of wearing the veil in Islam is an often-discussed topic among Muslim women. However, little has been written about scientific reasons that the veil is beneficial for society. There are, in fact, a number of health benefits that wearing the veil can provide, as well as many behavioral science studies that suggest that the veil is the best attire for women.

     

    Protecting the head is very important from a health perspective. Results of medical tests show that 40-60% of body heat is lost through the head, so persons wearing head coverings during cold months are protected about fifty-percent more than those who do not.

     

    Chinese and Muslim medical texts take this concept even further. In the Hua Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine), wind is said to cause sudden changes within the body, and shaking, swaying, and other movements that potentially upset the body’s equilibrium; thus, creating bad health. These texts attribute the common cold to wind elements entering the body and causing the typical symptoms of sneezing and a runny nose.

     

    In the traditional Islamic medical texts of Al-Jawziyya, we can find numerous references to the "four elements" of fire, water, air, and earth, and how these affect the body in adverse ways. In particular, we are advised to stay away from drafts and to protect our heads in wind, breezes, drafts, and cold weather. All outdoor workers should wear some sort of head covering for this reason.

     

    Protecting the head is even more important in warm weather. V.G. Rocine, a prominent brain research specialist, has found that brain phosphorus melts at 108 degrees; a temperature that can be easily reached if one stays under the hot sun for any length of time without a head covering. When this happens, irreversible brain damage, memory loss and loss of some brain functions can result. Although this example is extreme, brain damage can still be measured in small degrees from frequent exposure to and overheating of the head. Bernard Jensen, a naturopath and chiropractor, states that this is because the brain runs on the mineral phosphorus, which is very effected by heat.

     

    Last, but not least, a veil or head covering should be worn by all public workers serving society to ensure cleanliness and purity. Workers in a number of professions wear "veils" - nurses, fast food workers, deli counter workers, restaurant workers and servers, doctors, health care providers, and many more. In fact, when we compare the number of workers who cover their heads to the number who do not, we find that more people probably cover their heads than do not.

     

    Aside from personal and public health benefits of the veil, it has numerous other benefits to society. In Analyzing Visual Data, Ball and Smith discuss the acknowledgement of sociologists that visual representations are influential in shaping people's views of the world and their interpretations of life. Men use visual data to interpret their relationships with the women around them.

     

    Many studies have found that when a person tries to rewire their instinctual perceptions, they are usually only rewired on the surface; their original perceptions still exist on some level. Brain studies show that we exist in a world of constantly varying light variables that force the brain to perform what is called "lateral inhibition;" consequently, it provides us with a "steady" image as opposed to a "true" image of what we see. Furthermore, lateral inhibition networks operate as part of the "unconscious" brain; largely, without providing any information to the "conscious" part of the brain about what they are doing. Therefore, the brain can provide varying perceptions of the world without our even being fully conscious of what it is processing.

     

    Further studies cited in Encyclopedia Britannica show that how a female presents herself to society falls under the category of ritualized behavior through which animals provide specific information to other animals, usually members of its own species. Virtually all higher animals, including humans, use displays to some extent to do this, and the best-known displays are visual ones. Some biologists actually restrict the term display to refer to visual signals or gestures. These visual signals, which in animals can be simply a bright color or plume, encourage attraction. In humans, they are usually exhibited in ornamental hair, make up, or clothing.

     

    In our society, most of the time attractive hairstyles and clothing are worn for the purpose of making the adorner more attractive (advertising and television have institutionalized this reality). The ever-changing variations in fashion tend to affect the brain because it typically has trouble constantly adjusting to changing shadows and forms in the world. Reasonably then, through "lateral inhibition," the brain automatically simplifies these images into the unconscious message that attractive hair and clothing are MEANT to attract. Joining these two concepts together, we can see how the human male could receive the signal of "attraction" from the brain before he has enough time to "block" it by "lowering his gaze."

     

    Having to re-form an image already processed by the lateral inhibition network is a cause of stress for most people. Doing this day after day, after seeing many "displays," potentially causes a great cumulative stress on society.

     

    In early times, stress caused the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in an outpouring of the hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and glucocorticoids that were essential to the life-preserving fight or flight reactions of primitive man. However, the nature of stress for individuals living today is different. It is only occasionally that one is confronted with unexpected, overwhelming, life-threatening stresses.

     

    Present day stresses arise from many things; among these are the vast amounts of visual and physical input we are bombarded with in this "information age" of personal freedom. The problem we face in this is that the body still continues to respond in the same fashion as during primitive times, releasing large amounts of these hormones, which can be very harmful. They can cause an increase in blood pressure, damage muscle tissue, lead to infertility, inhibit growth, damage the hippocampus, and suppress the immune system.

     

    The two most effective solutions to this problem are, first, to convince the advertising industry, and society as a whole, to alter the presentation of women to our males. The second and more viable way is to simply influence women to dress modestly, which will help ensure that they do not send inappropriate visual signals to men.

     

    Covering the hair can also have a beneficial effect on the female psyche as well. Studies of women being interviewed for jobs show that there is a high correlation between what they wear and their perceptions of how successful they will be in their interviews.

     

    There are many more examples of how what we wear can influence how we act. Wearing a veil can serve to remind women of their religious duties and behavioral expectations. It can also serve as a reminder to women that we are not only individuals, but also representatives and diplomats of our "Ummah."


  12. I'm sure all your sources are completely objective and truthfull .....right ?

     

     

    The Secret Jews, Joachim Prinz, 1973, pp. 111-122

     

    TIME, July 2, 1928, p. 17

     

    The Emergence of Modern Turkey, Bernard Lewis, 1965, p. 408

     

    TIME, January 9, 1933, p. 64

     

    TIME, February 20, 1933, p. 18

     

    TIME, February 15, 1926, pp. 15-16

     

    Turkey, Emil Lengyel, 1941, pp. 140-141

     

    Grey Wolf, Mustafa Kemal, An Intimate Study of a Dictator, H.C. Armstrong, 1934

     

    Turkey, Emil Lengyel, 1941, p. 134

     

    Ataturk, The Rebirth of a Nation, Lord Kinross, 1965, p. 437

     

    Ataturk, The Rebirth of a Nation, Lord Kinross, 1965, p. 365

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