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  1. Laser Hair Removal And Islam

    Wa alaikumu salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, I would follow the ruling on IslamQA, but also do my own research into the procedure so as to be able to weigh the potential benefits and risks.
  2. Humility

    My friend, you are acting like a robot again... based on what I have quoted do you get the impression that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) was an arrogant person? And no, I don't think the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said that he is the greatest of creation, but yes he did state that the believer must love him more than anything else; this is not a statement of arrogance rather this this is the truth as this is the position which Allaah gave him. I'm not sure how much clearer I can make this... the Messenger of Allaah did not make that statement based on arrogance, rather he made a statement which is based upon the requirements of faith as approved by Allaah. Apply the same kind of intellect and thinking I have seen you apply in other threads... suppose you are a Muslim and you believe in Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), should he not more beloved to you than your own self, your mother, your father and whoever else? This is the person who is beloved to Allaah, if you love Allaah then how can you not love His Messenger?
  3. Humility

    Well, I thought you were smart enough to make deductions but clearly you are not. 1. The fact that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) was getting himself dirty even though he could have sat back and had others do the work is a sign of humility. 2. Serving your family is a sign of humility. 3. Standing up all night praying even though your past and present sins have been forgiven is a sign of humility. What you fail to understand is that he was not like you or I, he was a Prophet of God, and he could have had whatever he desired but instead he chose simplicity. The definition of the word humble is "Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance", now considering he is the greatest of creation (which is supported by God in the Qur'an) I would say that the narrations I have quoted show humility. Loving the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) is a command from ALLAAH, and this is the position ALLAAH has given him, therefore it is necessary for the believer to love him. The fact that he conveyed the message from ALLAAH stating that a believer must love him more than anything else doesn't mean he was arrogant, only an ignorant person would conclude such a thing. And seriously, you need to grow up. Anyway, please do quote all of your evidence in regards to your claim, otherwise I'm going to consider this thread as an insult and lie against the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) and Islaam based upon non factual "evidence".
  4. Humility

    Again, your ignorance in regards to Islaam is made very clear. The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) was the best of creation, if you ever knew the Messenger of Allaah you wouldn't make such statements. It was narrated that al-Bara’ ibn ‘Aazib said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was moving soil with us on the day of al-Ahzaab, and I saw him with dust covering the whiteness of his stomach, and he (the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) was saying, “(O Allaah)! Without You, we would not have been guided, nor would we have given in charity, nor would we have prayed. So (O Allaah!) send tranquility (Sakeenah) upon us as they (the chiefs of the enemy tribes) have rebelled against us. And if they intend affliction (i.e. want to frighten us and fight against us) then we would not (flee but would withstand them).” And he raised his voice whilst saying it. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6809; Muslim, 1803. It was narrated that al-Aswad said: I asked ‘Aa’ishah what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to do in his house, and she said: He used to serve his family and when the time for prayer came he would go out and pray. al-Bukhaari, 644. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wassallam) would stand (in prayer) so long that the skin of his feet would crack. I asked him, "Why do you do this while your past and future sins have been forgiven?'' He said, "Should I not be a grateful slave of Allah?'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] These are a few examples and we find many many more, but even these few are sufficient. Yes, the Messenger of Allaah said that “None of you will complete your faith until you love me more than your fathers, your sons and all of humanity together" -- do you have a problem with this? This is part of our faith, we love all of the Messengers of God (peace be upon them all), and this is what Allaah has commanded us with in the Qur'an... how can you be a believer and not love the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him)? Again, you are picking and choosing when you want to use your intellect and when you want to play dumb.
  5. Why Is Indoctrination Okay?

    Exactly what I was trying to hint at, I don't think he got it though, unfortunately.
  6. Morality

    This statement alone is enough to expose your hypocrisy and double standards. You apply one way of thinking when it suits you and another when it doesn't. You sometimes use your intellect and reasoning, and other times you will act as if you are a robot... that's not being sincere in my opinion. I'm sorry but you'll have to excuse me if I don't post in this thread or other threads of yours, it's just time consuming and we aren't getting anywhere.
  7. Why Is Indoctrination Okay?

    I'm glad we agree that what you said was silly.
  8. Morality

    This is a straw man argument, who has claimed that in the absence of religion there is no morality? Who has said that the only reason we don't go out killing people or doing whatever is out of fear of punishment and/or anticipation of being rewarded? I never had the desire to go out and kill someone when I was a non-Muslim, and neither do I have that desire now, neither do the vast majority of human beings. However, what is moral and what is immoral differs from person to person, you may think it is perfectly fine to have sexual intercourse with your own mother, I don't. Being the rational and logical person that you are perhaps you could tell me whether having sexual intercourse with your own mother or your own sister is moral or immoral, and why. You mentioned in a previous thread that you would teach your children that they should not accept anything unless there is evidence, so where is the evidence that it is immoral to commit incest?
  9. Why Is Indoctrination Okay?

    I am aware of the definition of the word "indoctrination", but thank you for posting up the definition anyway. So, when you teach your children to "not believe anything without evidence"... where is your evidence as to why you should not believe anything without evidence?
  10. The Problem Of Evil

    I'm not saying that blind belief is impossible, I'm saying that blind belief is not based upon firm knowledge and understanding and therefore the belief itself is not strong.
  11. Why Is Indoctrination Okay?

    That is still indoctrination. Children follow their parents, so of course your beliefs/lack of belief will be forced on them, even if that wasn't your intention.
  12. Why Is Indoctrination Okay?

    I would rather "indoctrinate" my children with Islam than leave them to be indoctrinated by society. There is a debate titled "Can We Live Better Lives Without Religion", I haven't watched it so I can't comment on it but I will watch it when I have some time insha'Allaah (God willing). If you believe something to be right then of course you will try and pass those beliefs onto your children. If I genuinely believe that God exists then it is my responsibility to pass on that information to my children... just like you would probably encourage your children not to believe. Regardless of all of this, at the end of the day one cannot be forced to believe, which is why I personally wouldn't use the word "indoctrinated", you can indoctrinate all you like, your children will have decisions to make in their lives and go through experiences which will lead them to either believe, or disbelieve. Also, from my experience many of those who reverted/converted to Islam are more religiously committed than those who were simply born into Muslim families... and that wasn't through any "brainwashing" rather it was through seeking the truth for themselves.
  13. The Problem Of Evil

    But how can you be sincere and have knowledge if you simply believe without giving thought? I mean, sure at some point it does come down to belief, but even then that belief must be based upon something.
  14. The Problem Of Evil

    But you can't have it both ways, on one hand you are saying that you were a sincere and devout Muslim, and on the other you are saying that you didn't question anything and simply blindly believed...
  15. Who Gets To Go To Heaven?

    Again, your post shows your ignorance in regards to what Islam actually teaches.