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Abu Firdaws

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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.
  16. The Problem Of Evil

    I'm not doubting that you think you were a knowledgeable Muslim, but the impression I get is that you weren't. Telling me that you studied Islam with the intention of converting people is in of itself incorrect. Firm faith comes from knowledge and understanding, sure it's possible to be a Muslim without having firm knowledge and understanding, but then that results in people like you who leave the religion due to some misunderstanding. Islam encourages people to seek and uphold the truth even if it goes against their own wishes, so you trying to make out Muslims are just blind followers is not something I recognise. Try forcing yourself up to pray early in the morning when it's freezing cold for something you don't even believe in, see how you get on. Kind of weird how you state that evolution is a fact but anyway, don't really want to get into that.
  17. The Problem Of Evil

    He doesn't give me the impression of someone who has or had knowledge of the religion, but of course I could be wrong. Like I said in my previous post, I have never come across a Muslim who had knowledge of Islam who then left the religion. I have seen videos on YouTube of people claiming to have been Muslim but then left, but the things that they say simply do not add up. You cannot have been a Muslim for God knows how many years without knowing how to recite the first Chapter of the Qur'an. I don't expect you to be able to appreciate what I am saying, but this is what I have seen. Are there individuals who had knowledge but then left Islam out there? Well, there must be, I just haven't met any. If someone calls themselves a Muslim then we consider them to be a Muslim unless we see something in them which constitutes disbelief. Even then we don't automatically take them out of the religion, because someone may have done/said something out of ignorance; in general we don't go around saying this person is a believer or this person is a disbeliever (if they claim to be a Muslim). However, when we see someone leave Islam, and is then saying things like "Why did God create us?", or "Do we have free will?" then it becomes clear that that person clearly never knew Islam to begin with. If I tell you I used to be a professional racer and then you find out I don't even know how to start a car, are you going to believe what I say?
  18. Who Gets To Go To Heaven?

    I believe that the Qur'an is from Allaah, therefore it is a good enough reason for me. But a parable for you would be that of an exam, if you sit an exam and try your very best but you fail, are you going to ask the teacher to pass you due to your effort? No, you had time, years in fact to prepare for the exam in order to pass the test. Or if you are given an essay on Shakespeare to do are you going to write about Charles Dickens? No, you must meet the criteria set out by your teacher. The majority of human beings ask questions in regards to their existence, it is the nature of man, therefore it's not like human beings never heard of the concept of God and couldn't have sought the truth. And we believe that those who seek the truth with sincerity will be guided to it. And in cases where individuals did not hear the message then Allaah will deal with them with Justice.
  19. The Problem Of Evil

    Again, you show your ignorance in regards to what Islam is about my friend. Your parents telling you that you are a Muslim doesn't make you a Muslim. I was never raised as a Muslim, sure I was told that I was a Muslim, but that's about it... then Allaah guided me so I studied Islaam and I became a practising Muslim, the only practising Muslim at that time in my family in fact -- so you can't say I was closed-minded, brainwashed, or whatever. So please, don't try to make out as if you were a Muslim and then left Islaam, because your ignorance is clear to any Muslim who knows even a little bit about their faith (no offence).
  20. The Problem Of Evil

    I never said that everyone who reads the Qur'an will become a Muslim, but what is clear is that atheist101 has not understood what Islam is about, therefore he cannot make a decision based upon knowledge. Also, for the record, I have never come across a scholar/person of knowledge who has left Islam. Simply reading the Qur'an, or even being an Imam doesn't make you a scholar/person of knowledge, and these days any Tom, ###### and Harry can become an Imam. You can take what you want from this, I have NEVER come across a person who was a knowledgeable and practising Muslim who followed the Qur'an and the Sunnah who left Islam. I'm not saying that they do not exist, I just have never met one. Now what I have seen is random people on YouTube who CLEARLY weren't practicing Islam to begin with (and therefore weren't even Muslim) go on about how they were Muslims and then left Islam.
  21. The Problem Of Evil

    Hi atheism101, Your post clearly shows that you have not understood who God is, what Heaven is, and what our purpose on this earth is (according to the Qur'an). My sincere advice to you would be to learn about Islaam, learn what we believe, and then make your decision. If you're not willing to read the Qur'an then I'm afraid you will never understand what our beliefs are and what faith is about.
  22. The Problem Of Evil

    I see no evidence for a flying spaghetti monster, but I see evidence for God when I look around my surroundings, I believe that we and everything around us is proof of God... whether or not that is enough proof for you is something else. Why do you care what people think? I couldn't care less whether or not you believe there is a Heaven and a Hell, because I believe there is. I don't think that what I said about death is stupid to be quite honest, because you have no purpose. What is the worth of family, friends, love, laughs if at the end of it all you wont remember a single thing, and nothing will remain. That is quite strange... you pity me for believing I was put on this earth for a purpose, and believing that there is an afterlife, yet you believe that you have no real purpose and will simply cease to exist when you leave this world. Let me put it this way... if you knew that Heaven and Hell existed, would you want to enter Heaven? If all you had to do was simply worship God, enjoin good and forbid evil in exchange for eternal happiness would you or would you not be a "slave" to God? Of course you would, and you wouldn't complain about it either.
  23. The Problem Of Evil

    If you do not need to have an answer to that question then are you not also a person of "faith"? You have faith that one day you will have answers to these questions, answers which exclude the idea of a God. I heard the message of the Qur'an and I believed in it, you chose not to believe in it... what more can be said? You have made your decision and I have made mine, so what do you want me to say to you? There's nothing I can tell you or show you that is going to make you believe, so what is there to discuss? There's only one sure way to find out whether God does indeed exist, and that is to take your own life... now considering as an atheist you believe that once you pass away you will simply cease to exist, how come I don't see atheists committing suicide? If you were so sure about yourself, and if you were so smart, you'd know that there is absolutely no point in living, everything you do doesn't matter because at the end of the day you will one day cease to exist... so if I am deluded (which I am not) then you are damn right insane.
  24. Me+my Religion+my Boyfriend

    Well, you're quite young so I'm not sure what to say... but if you think this person is a good Muslim who strives to please with Allaah, and you want to be with him, then that must be done through marriage. And don't forget to make duaa to Allaah insha'Allaah.
  25. Who Gets To Go To Heaven?

    But it makes perfect sense in the context of the Qur'an, in which we are told that we are here to be tested as to whether we will or will not worship God.