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  1. Understanding Islam

    Asalamu'alaikum Brother Aburafay, I once read the writings of an eastern sage, who said: All that we experience is subjective. There is no sensation without interpretation. We create the world and ourselves; only when we stop do we see the truth. All that we know is filtered and interpreted. Allah exists, but we cannot truly be one with Him nor His will while we maintain our normal modes of consciousness. Our minds know reality by constructing conclusions from the data of our senses. Therefore, there is no such thing as objectivity or direct knowledge of reality. Everything is relative because we are each condemned to our particular vantage points. As long as we all have different perspectives, as long as perception relies on our senses, then there cannot be an absolute truth. All knowledge from experience, valuable as it may be, is imperfect and merely provisional and all knowledge not encountered in our own experience is little more than someone else's second hand experiences, flitered and interpreted not only by them but by us as well. Inner truth, Allah's Will, is only glimpsed by disconnection from the mechanism of interpretation. If we can withdraw the activities of the senses and isolate that part of the mind responsible for filtering senory input, then we can temporarily shut off the ongoing process of interaction with the outside world. We will then be in a neutral place that is wholly turned inward. We are left with an absolute state, entirely without distinction or relativity. This is what I call "sitting at the feet of Allah". Now, let me assert that Al-Qu'ran is vitally important as the vehicle to arrive as this state, but to use the wisdom of Allah and His Guidance to His pleasure and our grace, as merely a earthly instrument of tyranny is narrow minded and serves only to bind the reagents of Allah in the same fear and mistrust that has bond the minds of those narrow minded souls who use it as such. Truly we must trust in Allah, for he is all-merciful and all-wise and will guide us aright. Ameen. Following the letter means nothing without the Spirit of Allah hidden within it. Wa'alaikum'salaam
  2. Ignorant To Islam

    :D mu'min, When your house is filled with the love that I have seen between you and your wife, mu'min you have nothing to fear, my dear brother. Respect her wishes and you will find the striking differences will fade as you and your wife create a home where Allah is praised in humble submission and with love one to another. Call me for lunch, I'm in the company directory. :D
  3. Ur Concept Of God

    :D Insignia of Islam, Let me say that I know exactly what you mean my dear brother but let me ask you if sin is not experienced like a rock thrown into a shallow pool with ripples which reach all it's sides? Sin effects everyone, not just the sinner. This is the worst part of sin and why we should walk soberly with shame for the burdens our sins cause others. When we sin, we harm others, and in harming them we bring burdens and place them upon their shoulders. They have not asked for these burdens but they bare them never-the-less and not because of "their error" but because of "our error". It is in this nature of sin that we must be aware in order to once again quiet the pool and calm the ripples which sin makes in our lives and the lives of those we encounter. Vigilance should ever be about us for this in order to walk as true Muslims. Ameen. :D
  4. The 10 Commandments

    Assalamu'alaikum Yurt, When your Apostle Paul debated with your Apostle Peter regarding the Law, what was the laws proclaimed to apply to the Gentiles? Also, what do you know of the "liberty of Christ" Christians profess that they enjoy? Does it not say that if one is subject to any part of the Law, he is subject to "all" the Law? Does not your Apostle Paul clarify this in Romans and Galatians very clearly, friend? How is it that other Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ, which was on a Sunday, and you continue to subject yourself to Jewish Laws? I have dialoged with many Christians and this appears to be a bit of hypocracy on the part of their practice. Please explain this friend. If this is not proper for this forum let us pick it up via email. Thank you. Wa'salaam Friend who loves Jesus (pbuh).
  5. American Christians Protest Crusades Movie

    Wa'salaamu'alaikum gill, It is good to see a post of yours as well my good friend! Thank you my good friend, you are always too kind to me. I am humbled before your generosity. Thank you kindly. Truly "now" is holy. It is the only period of time one can show compassion, forgiveness, mercy and love. Truly "now" is the time for these things if ever was. It has always been so and will ever be. Ameen. Ah, were it so. Unfortunately, I am not all that well but Allah has blessed us all the time we are given let us be thankful and use that time wisely. Ameen. Wa'Alaikum'salaam
  6. The 10 Commandments

    Assalamu'alaikum Mu'maneen, Brother, I take your words with great weight and it pains me to offer to you disagreement and to offer disagreement with any Scholars of Islam for surely I am "no" scholar and honestly weak in my deed. So I ask that you take what I say with sympathy and generosity. I am a generous man. I am generous becuase Allah (swt) has been so generous with me. Ameen. Every time I come before Him with my prayers He is compassionate and merciful and loving to me when I am unworthy of His compassion and mercy and love. Truly I speak the truth, I am unworthy of any favor He has shown me and I know this because I know myself Brother. When I encounter anyone I try to reflect the same compassion and mercy and love which I have been so generously given by Allah, Al-hamdu Lillahi Rabbil'Alamin! I am so full of joy my Brother that I can't help but embrace everyone whom I meet with the same joy that Allah (swt) has embraced me, a very little man. I am truly sorry Brother if my glee offends you or my humility before all fails to show the diginity of our Faith. Truly I have much to learn, Brother, have sympathy for me but I am filled with love and like the rays of the sun, it shines on all. Ameen. Barak'Allah Brother any kindness you can share me.
  7. Us Group Says Anti-muslim Crimes Up

    Peace be with you Livius, Bias and haterd are masks wore by many of every race, creed, color, nationality and religion. On any it is ugly. Peace.
  8. The 10 Commandments

    Asalamu’alaikum Yurt, May the peace of God be upon you. Ameen. Let me say that I am a generosity man, friend. Be with God. I am not one to question your ways. Be at Peace. I am not one who necessarily interprets al-Qur’an to suggest that the Torah and the Bible are corrupt by that the doctrines and dogmas which have strayed from the truth of Allah have blinded some from seeing clearly what was revealed by Allah. As I spoke before, I am a student of all of God’s Scripture and I look upon it with the lens of faith to see the straight path through error, insha’Allah. I am not a legalist, but I stand upon the whole of the Law, which disciplines our will and our bodies to see what others fail to see and hear what others fail to hear. God (swt) speaks to our hearts many truths unspeakable but known between two friends in their eyes and in the warmth of their smile and in the fellowship of their embrace. Truly my friend, I would ask that you not cling to your doctrines and dogmas as a drunk clings to lamp-posts but sober yourself and stand upon your own two feet and use what doctrines and dogmas you have to illuminate your way to the truths unspeakable which can bridge the gulf between us. Trust in God (swt) and He will guide you through the darkness and you can put aside your frustration and conflict because you will walk in peace with God (swt) and everyone else who is on their way along the straight path. Perhaps you may discard my words but you will continue be my friend and I will have faith in God to guide you to His Truth. Ameen. Wa’salaam Wa’Barak’Allah
  9. The 10 Commandments

    Assalamu'alaikum Yank, Let me say that everyday is the Sabbath for Muslims. We pray as if everyday is the Day of the Lord. Recall my previous post quoted from al-Qur'an 5:48... To thee We sent the Scripture In truth, confirming The scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have We prescribed a Law and an Open Way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single People, but (His Plan is) to test you in what He hath given you; so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which yet dispute. – al-Qur’an 5:48 To each among you have We prescribed a Law and an Open Way. Allah's wisdom is truly His own, friend. I am as awed by it's majesty as you are. Wa'salaam,
  10. The 10 Commandments

    Asslamu'alaikum Yurt, I see. Then perhaps I could ask you where you think we get this commandment and why we have seen fit to observe it faithfully for so long? Truly friend we have and had access to the Jewish Torah and the Christian Gospel for a long time. We know that Law of God (swt) and we walk in faith and in love when we walk the straight path with wisdom and generosity. Ameen. Ah, so you admit that the Church took liberties with God's Truth. What authority did the Church use to add the Apostles' Epistles to the Word of God? Their authority? Jesus (pbuh) was a Jew and a Prophet of God. We are not Jews. Tell me, friend, when were the Ten Commandments written, before or after Abraham? Wa'salaam,
  11. The 10 Commandments

    Assalamu'alaikum Yurt, If you have doubt about this, dear friend, I ask for you to show me "one" abuse you find in Islam of this Commandment? Truly I tell you that you will find none. Muslim do not practice Idolatry. Once again, friend, I speak the truth to you. Let me say that you have also changed the Sabbath from the last day of the week to the first. Should we then say that Christians only observe 8 of the Commandments? Wa'salaam,
  12. The 10 Commandments

    Assalamu’alaikum everyone, Let me offer this friends… To thee We sent the Scripture In truth, confirming The scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have We prescribed a Law and an Open Way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single People, but (His Plan is) to test you in what He hath given you; so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which yet dispute. – al-Qur’an 5:48 If we must dispute let us do so in the “race in all virtues†to Him who reveals all. Wa’salaam
  13. The 10 Commandments

    Barak'Allah Brother slave, Truly Brother, your link is superior to mine. Astaghfirullah (I ask Allah's forgiveness) if I have failed to represent His Truth without the proper dignity. Thank you Brother. Jazakallahu Khayran Wa'salaam
  14. The 10 Commandments

    Assalamu'Alaikum Yurt, Would you suggest that through the practice of Jesus' Great Commandment one cannot meet the requirements of the Ten Commandments? Truly friend you are in error if you suggest to the contrary. You're own Apostles repeat this teaching of Jesus (pbuh) throughout their Epistles in the New Testament, yet not one repeats the Ten Commandment completely. Love, my friend does not wrong, and is the fulfillment of the Law. I speak the truth to you friend. If your heart is open, you will hear me and know that I am honest and speak the truth of God (swt). Ameen. God's Words were spoken by the Prophets (pbut). Do you deny this? If God (wst) is with His Prophets (pbut) and His Prophets (pbut) write His Words, are not all the Words of God? Truly friend, all are God breathed. Ameen. Wa'salaam,
  15. Islam And The Writings Of Enoch (idris)

    Assalamu'Alaikum penitant brother, May the peace of God (swt) be with you. Ameen. Truly penitance is the gateway to God, so I hear is the contrite of heart. These are all notable things, friend but they speak nothing of his character or his heart. Should such notable things suggest qualities of a Man of God (swt)? Perhaps you should have offered his other qualities? Truly, one's faith makes one beloved of God (swt) not age but a venerable age suggests favor. I most tell you friend, I not little of Enoch (indris) but I know he was penitent before God (swt). Truly a wise man to seek His favor. Ameen. Wa'salaam Wa' Barak'Allah.
  16. Love Of This World

    Asalamu'alikum muslim for life, Truly it is wise and good to learn the proper prayers but "right form" does not mean "right heart" never think that Allah (swt) does not hear or reward those who pray with a contrite heart. Truly He is all wise and all compassionate and he knows youre intent when you pray to Him. Learn your prayers, pray the Shalah but never fear that your Duwah is not heard. Wa'salaam Wa Barak'Allah,
  17. The 10 Commandments

    Asalmu'alaikum Yank, May the peace of God (swt) be upon you. Ameen. You offer an interesting inquiry and one that is clear to me can be addressed, dear brother when one understands that many Muslims have and had access to "all" the Holy Scriptures of God (swt) for our reflection and study. God (swt) offers to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) guidance and correction from the doctrines which had creapt into our dear brothers and sisters understandings of God's Revelation. I am not one who suggests that God (swt) did not safeguard his Word but He could not safeguard wayward men from straying from the straight path of His Truths. I am a student of all of God's Holy Scripture but I use the clear lens of my faith to see the straight path which leads through error, insha'Allah. The Ten Commandments are safely found within the Jewish Torah and Jesus (pbuh) taught them succinctly in His Great Commandment. Would you argue that the Ten Commandments are not found in His Great Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40)? Jesus (pbuh) said “On these two commandments hang all the law and the Prophets.†Jesus (pbuh) spoke the truth. Truly friend, al-Qur’an teaches the same truths which was taught by all the Prophets (pbut). All ten are taught and found if you look with eyes that see and listen with ears that hear. Ameen. Here is a link which compares the Old Testament Ten Commandments with what can be found in al-Qur'an. Peace. "you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.religioustolerance(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/chr10cisl.htm"]Ten Commandment in al-Qur'an[/url] Wa’salaam,
  18. American Christians Protest Crusades Movie

    Assalamu'alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, Kingdom of Heaven is an enjoyable film. I have seen it and I find nothing wrong with it as an artist portrayal of a time long ago and largely lost in the winds of the desert. What artistic flourishes are found are merely that, artistic flourishes. I try to be non-partisan when it comes to history. It is the past; I live now, let us look to the future. Ameen. Barak'Allah!
  19. Vatican Renews Commitment to a war on Islam

    Asalamu'alaikum Everyone, Let me say that when a heart is filled with darkness, that heart will seek out shadow even in the brightness of a fully lite room. When a heart is filled with light, that heart will see even a small spark in the darkness as hope. We read between the lines drawn for us what we find in our own hearts. Where there is doubt, there will be found doubt. Where there is hope, there will be found hope. Pray that Allah brings greater vision to those who fail to see past what is found in there own hearts. Ameen. Wasalaam,
  20. Junk History

    Asalamu'alaikum Livius, I must say, friend, that what you offer here is wisdom. The vast scope of written history is beyond any one man and any one man will gravitate to that which pleases him most and at such time he reveals his own folly in clinging to the bias of others and of himself. Wasalaam,
  21. Submission

    Asalamu'alaikum British Christian, You are most welcome, friend. Let me say that this is a matter of depth and not bias. Surely the government of the family in the the time of the Prophet (pbuh) was something that did not enjoy the kind of protections and rights one finds in a modern civilized society of today. Truly even today with all of the prevasive protection agencies and rights-groups of the modern society the insurance of protection is still very difficult. In the Middle-East of the time of our Prophet (pbuh) the very survival of the family might have been determined by their adherance to the word of the father, who was ultimately to insurer of his families protection and the giver of all rights afforded them through his good graces toward them. We find within al-Qur'an this very picture of the family and the means of it's protection. We also find within al-Qur'an the very means of discipline toward those who would upset the very means of it's protection. Now I don't mean to suggest that such is the only means of survival of the family, for surely we find ourselves today living in a society which does afford more respect for family protection and human rights, but let us not forget how life is without these laws enforced and how many in the world still do not have them as completely as one finds in a modern society. We should also not forget that without the participation of the family (mother, father, extended family and children) we struggle to afford the barest essentials of a moral life for our children. One should not take these Scriptures out of context and recognize the context that they are in to come to greater understanding about how they should be interpretated and how they are applied in a Muslim's life. Again I would suggest that you must be cautious about the "depth" of the understanding of these laws. With the incorrect interpretation you misrepresent our law, our practice and our faith. Waslaam,
  22. Submission

    Asalamu'alaikum British Christian, I hope I find you in good spirits this Advent Season as you prepare for the coming of The Christ Jesus. Let me ask if I wished to know how to build a ship, would I do well to seek guidance from one who raises sheep or one who is a shipwright? To seek an expert oppinion, one should go to the experts. With you concern about bias, let me say that it is everywhere, on both sides and one cannot escape it regardless of which direction one seek his answer. If you wish to know how a Muslim lives, I would suggest that you go and live with a Muslim. If that is not possible, then I would suggest you ask a Muslim whom you think is trust worthy. If you don't trust Muslims as trust worthy then it doesn't matter the answer to your question because you are not objective towards them in the first place. Wasalaam
  23. Submission

    Asalamu'alaikum Everyone, Matt-E, Let me say that is unwise and disingenuous to take Scripture “out of context�. Let us all remember this but let us also understand that government of the household as well. Clearly the household “must� be governed. What we have here is guidance; nothing more, nothing less. My wife is the keeper of our household, the raiser of our child and the one who handles all of our money. I trust my wife with my very life and my love for her has no bounds. She is my light and my joy and without her I am less than half of the man I am with her. Barak’Allah to my dear Wife. PS: Matt-E, she is also a devout Christian. Wasalaam.
  24. The "Middle Way"

    Asalamu'alaikim Everyone, I will say that as long as there are desires outside of Allah, there will be those who seek extreme means to fulfull them. The practice of cultivating Right Discernment is the Islamic Virtue which allows one to strive without extremes but we must always recognize that one may not be willing to recognize these limits. It is here that conflict arises and it is here that one would use conflict to neutralize extremes that arise by failing to cultivate Right Discernment. Wasalaam,
  25. Only In Islam

    Asalamu’alaikum gill, I wished to extend my reply to you which I felt should illuminate further your understanding of the completeness of Islam. I was speaking in regards to happiness. Now as to the question of how one would achieve this happiness, let us delve. I would offer you the methodology of Islamic Alchemy, which is the deepest study of the Prophet himself and that of his Companions. Now as to the question of how this method of alchemy is practiced, the whole process was explained by the early alchemists in a symbolical way. They say gold is made out of mercury. The nature of mercury is to be ever moving, but by a certain process the mercury is first stilled, and once stilled it becomes silver; the silver then is melted, and on to the melted silver they juice of an herb is poured, and then the melted silver turns into gold. Of course this method is given in outline, but there is a detailed explanation of the whole process. Many child-souls have tried to make gold by stilling mercury and melting silver; they have tried to find the herb, but they were deluded. They had better have worked and earned money. The real interpretation of this process is that mercury represents the nature of the every restless mind. This is realized especially when a person tries to concentrate; the mind is like a restive horse – when it is ridden it is more restive, when in the stable less restive. Such is the nature of mind: it becomes more restless when you desire to control it. It is like mercury, constantly moving. When, by a method of concentration, one has mastered the mind, one has taken the first step in the accomplishment of a sacred task. Prayer is concentration, reading is concentration, sitting and relaxing and thinking on one object are all concentration. All artists, thinkers, and inventors have practice concentration in some form; they have given their minds to one thing and, by focusing on one object, have developed the faculty of concentration. But for stilling the mind a special method is necessary and is taught by the mystics, just as singing is to be learned in the science of breath. Breath is the essence of life, the center of life, and the mind, which is more difficult to control than a restive horse, may be controlled by a knowledge of the proper method of breathing. For this, instruction form a teacher is a necessity. Since the mystical cult of the East has become known in the West, books have been published, and teaching, which had been kept as sacred as religion, has been discussed in words which cannot truly explain the mystery of that which is the center of man’s very being. People read the books and begin to play with breath, and often instead of receiving benefit they injure both mind and body. There are also those who make a business of teaching breathing exercises for money, and so degrade a sacred thing. The science of breath is the greatest mystery there is, and for thousands of years in the schools of the mystics it has been kept as a sacred trust. When the mind is under complete control and no longer restless, one can hold a thought at will as long as one wishes. This is the beginning of phenomena; some abuse these privileges, and by dissipating the power, before turning silver into gold, they destroy the silver. The silver must be heated before it can melt, and with what? With that warmth which is the divine essence in the heart of man, which comes forth as love, tolerance, sympathy, service, humility, unselfishness, in a stream which rises and falls in a thousand drops, each drop of which could be called a virtue, all coming from that one stream hidden in the heart of man – the element of love. When it glows in the heart, the actions, the movements, the tones of the voice, the expression, all show that the heart is warm. The moment this happens, the man really lives; he has unsealed the spring of happiness which overcomes all that is jarring and inharmonious: the spring has established itself as a divine stream. After the heart is warmed by the divine element, which is love, the next stage is the herb, which is the love of Allah; but the love of Allah alone is not sufficient – knowledge of Allah is also necessary. It is the absence of knowledge of Allah which makes man leave his religion, because there is a limit to man’s patience. Knowledge of Allah strengthens man’s belief in Allah, throws light on the individual and on life. Things become clear; every leaf on a tree become as a page of a holy book to one whose eyes are open to the knowledge of Allah. When the juice of the herb of divine love is poured onto the heart, warmed by the love of his fellowman, then that heart becomes the heart of gold, the heart that expresses what Allah would express. Man has not seen Allah, but man has then seen Allah in man, and when this is so, then verily everything that comes from such a man comes from Allah Himself. Such men we call Prophets and Saints. I felt the need to share this with you so that you would understand that Islam is complete. There is nothing outside Islam that is truth that is not found inside Islam which is complete. Wasalaam
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