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  1. Marriage

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, You're right AS in terms of the husband needing to sustain his family. The fact is too many of us muslims use this hadeeth about marriage as a way to abandon everything else and get all hitched as though it was a means of entertainment. One of my sisters got married after having graduated which was good for her. While my other sister was completely the opposite. Now the sister that was educated came out better off. It is possible to do both but the percentage of people who have managed to have children, get married whilst studying and get a degree is so small that it seems almost insignifcant. We are not all blessed like Khadija (ra) who was married and educated. That article you posted sis Sia encourages young children to become obssesed with marriage. When the youth start to study the deen and gain ilm they are immediately consumed with the whole issue of marriage. They forget the ilm side of the deen.....that is part of reality. People need to put their priorities straight. May Allah (swt) bestow us prosperity in this life and the hereafter. Ameen :D People differ...opinions differ.... Allahu'Alim.
  2. Marriage Questions

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh It’s not very hard to come across as being ‘religious’. Only a small percentage of people actually observe the very tiny details that are yet very crucial things in the first meeting of a proposal. You do not have to stare at somebody to be able to pick on these things. The tone of the voice, the use of language, their style of speaking, and their manner says a lot about a person. Also brothers should not feel intimidated that the sisters they approach seem well versed than them. You can gain knowledge from each other and verily Allah (swt) bestows ilm (knowledge) on whom he pleases. Asking Questions about a potential spouse is important but most of the time those answers are well practiced. Most people know the sort of Questions that they’ll be asked… Brothers should be honest with themselves and if they don’t want to proceed with a proposal should just say so, instead of choking on their own embarrassment. Funny as it is….no offence brothers….its not good on both parties in the end. It’s not rude to ask blunt questions….if you don’t want to ask, observe. May Allah (swt) give you all singleton’s good spouses! :D
  3. Our Partners

    :D warahmatulalhi wabarakatuh, Take a deep breathe in before you read…..you might start becoming paranoid after you read the below :D . Alright here goes: The below hadeeth is from sahih Bukhari as stated by my teacher and it was said to have been narrated by Jabi Bin Abdullah (ra) The Prophet (saw) said, "Cover your utensils and tie your water skins, and close your doors and keep your children close to you at night, as the Jinns spread out at such time and snatch things away. When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the house." Ata said, "The devils." (Instead of the Jinns). *** Abu Thalabah al-Khushani said: “The Messenger of Allaah (saw) said: ‘The jinn are of three types: a types that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.†The above hadeeth was reported by Al-Tahhawwi in Mushkil Al-athaar, however, I forgot all the detaisl for this hadeeth and the other narration so inshallah I’ll re-ask my mu’allim and go through my notes…. I’ll post more on Jinn’s inshallah :D ….
  4. Demon Niqabis...

    :D warahamtullahi wabarakatuh You really do take the cup for having the strangest topic titles :D . Yes there are many niqaabis who do have boyfriends, there are many hijabi’s who have boyfriends, a lot of bearded brothers who will lead taraweeh and get caught later on with their girlfriends. It’s not shocking, nor is it mildly surprising. May Allah (swt) guide and keep his slaves to the straight path. Surely only Allah (swt) has the power to guide those he pleases.
  5. Is Islam A Friend Of The Theory Of Evolution?

    Peace Jesse :D , I do not use translation from yusufali or any of the other translators. I read the translation and the commentary of the Qur’an by Ibn Kathir :D . The verses you gave about birds and how they are created is beyond my understanding, so I will ask a scholar about that and inshallah (god willing) I’ll get back to you. Let’s look at what the theory of evolution poses: A common ancestor where both humans and chimps have descended from. And Islam says that Adam was the first creation. Therefore it would be almost ridiculous to even say that while Adam was the first creation, evolution must also be correct. Were there two Adam? One created from God while the other was a result of Evolution. I’m not saying that Allah (swt) is not capable of that, Allah (swt) is the lord of the heaven, the earth and all that which is in between. He is the lord of the seen and the unseen. In order for the Qur’an to be in agreement with evolution, Adam can not be the first human to be created as that is contradictory to the theory posed by evolution. Evolution does not say the common ancestor is human, if anything, the common ancestor can not be human because then we should all fear of our children turning into chimps in years to come. Are you trying to say that Islam states that chimps and humans came from Adam? Because that is the only way that evolution would be in agreement with Islam. Furthermore, I do not interpret these verses; I only obtain my understanding from well versed scholars. May Allah (swt) forgive me if I have erred in any way. Regards, Crystal Eyes
  6. Patience And Gratitude

    Patience in the Qur’an :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, ÈöÓúãö Çááåö ÇáÑøóÃúãäö ÇáÑøóÃöíãöö Imam Ahmad said “Allah has mentioned patience in the Qur’an in ninety places.†Here we will list the different contexts in which patience appears. 1. Instruction. Patience is enjoined upon believers: “and be patient for your patience is but by Allah….†(an Nahl 16:127). “Now wait in patience the command of your lord…†(at-tur 53:48) 2. That which is opposite to patience is forbidden: “….and be in no haste about the (unbelievers)…†(al-ahqaf 46:35). “So lose not heart nor fall in despair…†(al-imran 3:139). “…and be not like the companions of the fish (i.e Yunus (AS))-when he cried out in agony†(al-qalam 68:48) 3. Patience is made a condition of success and prosperity: "O you who believe! persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that you may prosper" (al-imran 3:200)
  7. Adam Vs. Evolution

    Hi llogical, I'll try and address your questions to my best knowledge, which has been obtained from the study of many scholars. Do note that i'm merely a student. Adam didn't have a mother nor a father. Just because humans are unable to grasp or comprehend such thing does not mean it is impossible. Do you believe atoms exist? Nor was he a child....err t.v is a new thing when comparing with the time humans have occupied Earth. 2 people may be boring.....but you can't know something you've never experienced. Adam was Muslim, just as Abrahman, Jesus, Moses were all muslims, peace be upon them, for they believed in the existence of God. Adam repented for his sin and he was forgiven because God is oft-forgiving and merciful. Paradise is promised for the believers, who pay their alms, fast, pray obiedently. The same message were given to all the prophets (pbut). Adam and Eve had twins every time they gave birth, and each time a boy and a girl would be born. Each twins were brothers and sisters but the other set of twins were not considered 'brothers/sisters' and thus they intermarried increasing the offspring. Abel and Cain's story comes into this. Now it is possible that God made it so that each twins differed in their gene sequences as the children never suffered any side effect due to their relation. Anything is possible.... You should know that Evolution does not pose the theory that we came from monkeys, it is an incorrect statement. In order for Evolution to work with the creation story it'd mean that both humans and monkeys would have descended from Adam because he would be the common ancestor, which science has not yet been able to pin point. However, there is nothing that suggests that therefore your assumpition is weak. Incest is wrong and it is stated in the Qur'an but for the case of Adam and his children, things were different. God knows best. Regards, Crystal Eyes
  8. Is Islam A Friend Of The Theory Of Evolution?

    Hi Jesse, Thank you for your time and i hope you find the truth in the end. Like the several posts i posted few days ago, it states clearly as to why evolution and Islam aren't compatible. The Qur'an clearly states that Adam was the first human created. This is important to note because if something was created by Allah then it did not evolve such as the theory poses. Now you ask why is not possible for Allah to have allowed evolution to take place as he is omnipotent and omnicient. Anything is possible and easy to be done by the creator and so he does as he pleases. However, the Qur'anic verses shows that there was no common ancestor between humans and chimps like the theory states. Scholars who are well-versed have come to agreement that evolution is not something told in the Quran which is true yet again. As humans we do not know the unseen and our knowledge is very limited. Toaist, what is the point of creating something if it is already going to evolve into the same thing you're creating several million years down the line? If Islam agreed with evolution it would say something like: and verily with our powers we evolved our creation until Adam and Eve came to existence. Except is says quite the opposite. Wa Allahu'Alim (and Allah knows best) As you stated this is a sensitive issue, nonetheless you're trying to gain ilm (knowledge) and therefore it would be wrong and rude of us to ignore your queries and merely let it subside. May Allah (swt) forgive me if i said something wrong. Regards, Crystal Eyes
  9. Don't Click Here!

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatu, Test... Test.... Test... I wonder if it works :D ...
  10. Tajweed

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Sister/Brother who informed you that? "And read the Quran in slow, measured rhythmic tone. Verily, We have revealed an Arabic Quran. Those people whom We have given the Book, recite it the way it should be recited. They are the ones who believe in it..." (Qur'an 2:121). People assume that tajweed means doing it in a 'singing' tone or sounding like Sheikh Shuraim/Sudais. Tajweed deals with the correct pronounciation and thus it is compulsory that every muslim must read the Qur'an with the correct pronounciation because with arabic if you change a madd to something else or change a letter the meaning can change. All you have to do is read the Qur'an like it should be read and that is it. Wa Allahu'Alim
  11. Patience And Gratitude

    4. The rewards of those who exercise patience will be doubled: "Twice will they be given theor reward, fot that they have perserved..." (al-qasas 28:54). "...Those who patiently perserve will truly receive a reward withought measure! (az-zumar 39:10). Sulayman ibn Qasim said that reward of every deed is known, except for the reward of patience, which will be like heavy rain. 5. Patience and iman are prerequisites for leadership in religion: "And we appointed, from among them, leaders, giving guidance under our commands, so long as they presevered with patience and continued to have faith in our signs" (as-sajdah 32:24) 6. Patience is the way to earn the companionship of Allah: "...and be patient and persevering for Allah is with those who patiently persevere" (al-anfal 8:46). Abu Ali ad-Daqqaq said: "people who have patience are the true winners in this world and the next, because they have the companionship of Allah" 7. Allah will reward those who have patience with a threefold reward: blessings, mercy and guidance: "...but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere-who say, when afflicted with calamity:'To Allah we belong, and to him is our return-they arethose whom (descend) blessings from their lord and mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance" (al-baqarah 2:155-7). When people came to offer their condelences to one of the salaf (the early generation of muslims, espically the sahabah and the tabi'in), for some calamity that had befallen him, he said: "Why should i not practise patience, when Allah has promised those who have patience three rewards, each of which is better than this world and everything in it?" :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
  12. Is Islam A Friend Of The Theory Of Evolution?

    How are they manifest? Only through the levels of human felicity and perdition, of salvation and damnation, by the disparity of human spiritual attainment in all its degrees: from the profound certitude of the prophets (upon whom be peace), to the faith of the ordinary believer, to the doubts of the waverer or hypocrite, to the denials of the damned. Also, the veil for its part has a seamless quality. To some, it is a seamless veil of light manifesting the Divine through the perfection of creation; while to others, it is a seamless veil of darkness, a perfect nexus of interpenetrating causal relations in which there is no place for anything that is not material. Allah says, "Exalted in Grace is He in whose hand is dominion, and He has power over everything. Who created death and life to try you, as to which of you is better in works, and He is the All-powerful, the Oft-forgiving. And who created the seven heavens in layers; you see no disparity in the creation of the All-merciful. Return your glance: do you see any fissures?" (Qur'an 67:1-3). The last time I checked, the university scene was an atheistic subculture, of professors and students actively or passively convinced that God was created by man. In bastions of liberalism like the University of California at Berkeley, for example, which still forbids the establishment of a Religions Department, only this attitude will do; anything else is immature, is primitivism. The reduction of human behavior to evolutionary biology is a major journalistic missionary outreach of this movement. I am pleased with this, in as much as Allah has created it to try us, to distinguish the good from the bad, the bad from the worse. But I don't see why Muslims should accept it as an explanation of the origin of man, especially when it contradicts what we know from the Creator of Man. [/i] Hopefully the above posts have shed some light as to why Islam does not counterside with Evolution. Regards, Crystal Eyes (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.masud.co.uk/Islam/nuh/evolve.htm"]Source[/url]
  13. Is Islam A Friend Of The Theory Of Evolution?

    All of which shows that, according to the Qur'an, human beings are intrinsically--by their celestial provenance in janna, by their specially created nature, and by the ruh or soul within them--at a quite different level in Allah's eyes than other terrestrial life, whether or not their bodies have certain physiological affinities with it, which are the prerogative of their Maker to create. Darwin says: "I believe that animals have descended from at most only four or five progenitors, and plants from an equal or lesser number. Analogy would lead me one step further, namely, to the belief that all animals and plants have descended from some one prototype. But analogy may be a deceitful guide" (The Origin of Species, 454-55). Indeed it may. It is the nature of the place in which Allah has created us, this world (dunya), that the possibility exists to deny the existence of Allah, His angels, His Books, His messengers, the Last Day, and destiny, its good and evil. If these things were not hidden by a veil, there would be no point in Allah's making us responsible for believing them. Belief would be involuntary, like the belief, say, that France is in Europe. But what He has made us responsible for is precisely belief in the unseen. Why? In order that the divine names--such as al-Rafi' or "He Who Raises," al-Khafidh "He Who Abases," al-Mu'ti "He Who Gives," al-Mani' "He Who Withholds," al-Rahim "the Merciful," al-Muntaqim "the Avenger," al-Latif "the Subtlely Kind," and so on--may be manifest. continue...
  14. Is Islam A Friend Of The Theory Of Evolution?

    Hi Taoist, Regarding your question whether the Qur'anic account of creation is incompatible with man having evolved; if evolution entails, as Darwin believed, that "probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth have descended from one primordial form, into which life was first breathed" (The Origin of Species, 455), I apprehend that this is incompatible with the Qur'anic account of creation. Our first ancestor was the prophet Adam (upon whom be peace), who was created by Allah in janna, or "paradise" and not on earth, but also created in a particular way that He describes to us: "And [mention] when your Lord said to the angels, 'Truly, I will create a man from clay. So when I have completed him, and breathed into him of My spirit, then fall down prostrate to him.' And the angels prostrated, one and all. Save for Satan, who was too proud to, and disbelieved. He said to him, 'O Satan, what prevented you from prostrating to what I have created with My two hands? Are you arrogant, or too exalted?' He said,'I am better than he; You created me from fire and created him from clay'" (Qur'an 38:71-76). Now, the God of Islam is transcendently above any suggestion of anthropomorphism, and Qur'anic exegetes like Fakhr al-Din al-Razi explain the above words created with My two hands as a figurative expression of Allah's special concern for this particular creation, the first human, since a sovereign of immense majesty does not undertake any work "with his two hands" unless it is of the greatest importance (Tafsir al-Fakhr al-Razi. 32 vols. Beirut 1401/1981. Reprint (32 vols. in 16). Beirut: Dar al-Fikr, 1405/1985, 26.231-32). I say "the first human," because the Arabic term bashar used in the verse "Truly, I will create a man from clay" means precisely a human being and has no other lexical significance. The same interpretive considerations (of Allah's transcendance above the attributes of created things) apply to the words and breathed into him of My spirit. Because the Qur'an unequivocally establishes that Allah is Ahad or "One," not an entity divisible into parts, exegetes say this "spirit" was a created one, and that its attribution to Allah ("My spirit") is what is called in Arabic idafat al-tashrif "an attribution of honor," showing that the ruh or "spirit" within this first human being and his descendants was "a sacred, exalted, and noble substance" (ibid., 228)--not that there was a "part of Allah" such as could enter into Adam's body, which is unbelief. Similar attributions are not infrequent in Arabic, just as the Kaaba is called bayt Allah, or "the House of Allah," meaning "Allah's honored house," not that it is His address; or such as the she-camel sent to the people of Thamud, which was called naqat Allah, or "the she-camel of Allah," meaning "Allah's honored she-camel," signifying its inviolability in the shari'a of the time, not that He rode it; and so on. continue.....
  15. Islam In Year 2500

    Hi fluffysteve, You mean to say in 494 years time, some people will be living on stars or the moon? :D I wanna live in the land of cheese (moon)! Not fair…. :D Anyhoo, Lets be realistic, what are the chances of that happening? If such issue did occur then those Muslims (scholars) during that era will have to come to a conclusion and a ruling on where to face, when prayers will be set etc :D . Wa Allahu’alim (God knows best).
  16. Is Islam A Friend Of The Theory Of Evolution?

    Hi Taoist, People, both Muslims and non-Muslims have the misconception of thinking that evolution is referring to humans having evolved from chimps. However, the theory says nothing of such thing; rather what it proposes is that both humans and chimps have a common ancestor which scientists have not yet placed a being to and their understanding of it is just as ambiguous as ours. The reason you find that Islam does not back up evolution is because the Qur’an states that Adam was the first creation. Animals and humans are not created from the same thing such as the theory proposes. Allahu’Alim. “Science works on theories, nothing can be proven in this subject like maths†I quote from my biology teacher. The Qur’an says: And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place on earth generations after generations (of humans)." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You?" He said: "I know that which you do not know." (2:30) Allahu’Alim (God knows best)
  17. Tribute To Mothers

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Never read that before, but it was really good Mashallah. :D for sharing it. "And when the angel of death separates us, I’ll see you in paradise dining beside the prophets (pbut) inshallah so wipe away those tears my child." May Allah (swt) bestow our mothers’ endless prosperity for all that they have done for us knowingly and unknowingly. Baheebak ya mama
  18. The Truth About Original Sin

    Hi Jack, Welcome to the forum, I hope you have a pleasant stay. You have raised some important questions to cover. 1) A child is unconscious of differentiating between good and bad, right and wrong. That does not mean children are stupid or incompetent, rather children have knowledge like adults but not in the same advanced level. A child obtains and learns through means of interaction and spotting between what is a wrong and right through two ways. Either from being taught by an adult or learning for themselves. While a parent will teach a child that touching a hot kettle is bad, they may come to understand this when they touch the kettle. In this case the child has been taught and experienced it. Children can not sin because they are unaware of what is wrong and right. That is why in Islam a child who has not reached puberty is sinless. Every child is born sinless for they have not committed anything wrong or bad consciously. If a 2 year old child killed someone they would not know their action was bad, at that age they have not even mastered speaking fluently yet. A person unaware of their errors is either a child or mentally unstable. Both these type of people are not subjected to being responsible for their deeds in Islam and therefore they are considered ‘sinless’. 2) As how you define sinless, well without going done the philosophical road, sinless is someone who has not committed a sin. A sin is defined as a wrongdoing which transgresses the laws of God. Anything that is considered wrong is categorizes as a sin. Wa Allah Alim (And God knows best)
  19. Women Hanging Out?

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful Q: Is a woman allowed to travel within her own city without a mahram for any halal reason? An example would be going shopping alone. Or going with a group of female friends to eat and spend time together outside the home, like in a restaurant, or picnic area, without any male. I have a friend, who recently became rather "harsh" through her husband (she has only been married 1 year). According to him and his teachings, a woman cannot go anywhere without a mahram, even her own city, unless there is a "need" like buying food so she won't starve. Work, Education, having fun with friends is not considered a need. I am Sunni Hanafi, and I would really like to know the Hanafi position on this so I don't commit a wrong. A: According to both the Hanafi and Shafi'i Schools, the husband may prohibit his wife from leaving the house. Please see "Is it permissible for a man to forbid his wife from working?" at (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_qa.sunnipath(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=2302&CATE=121"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_qa.sunnipath(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=2302&CATE=121[/url] for more details. For the Shafi'i reference, please see Reliance of the Traveller's chapter on marriage (m10.3). The basis for this restriction is the hadith of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, "It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to allow someone into her husband's home if he is opposed, or to go out if he is averse." (Bayhaqi) As believing women, our primary responsibility is taking care of our homes and families. Sacred Law has given men the responsibility of providing for us. Thus, men are required to go out and earn for their families. Women, on other hand, should avoid going out unnecessarily. Allah Most High says, "And abide quietly in your homes, and do not flaunt your charms as they used to flaunt them in the old days of pagan ignorance; and be constant in prayer, and render the purifying dues, and pay heed unto God and His Apostle... (Al-Ahzab, 33:33) Having said that, it is also important to understand that Islam is religion of balance and moderation. Husbands are not dicators, and are not allowed to make their wives' lives miserable, nor to control their every coming and going. Husbands are encouraged to let their wives visit relatives, seek knowledge, go to the masjid, and carry out their obligations. Allah Most High says, And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable...(Al-Baqara, 2:228) The basis for how husbands and wives should relate to each other is the example of the Noble Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace. He was kind and loving to his wives and did not prevent them from becoming fulfilled individuals.... See the below link for the full article: (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_qa.sunnipath(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=8638&CATE=121"]Women going out[/url] Fee amanillah
  20. Random Incoherence

    Random: If one tries to use words they do not comprehend does that make them stupid or a copy-cat? Inspired by Nunu, the flying Cat :D warahamatullahi wabarakatuh
  21. Random Incoherence

    Random: Some people delude themselves that they are sane and wise but their reflection shows an incompetent soul. Perhaps one day....they shall reach a stage of obtaining wisdom. Inspired by Nunu, the flying Cat. :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
  22. Random Incoherence

    :D AbdulBaasit means-Servant of the expander Random: Do some people on this board ever sleep? :D
  23. Quran Question...

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Welcome to Islam brother The Qur'an doesn't speak about the prophets (pbut) in one chapter so you'll find that even though a Chapter may be called Surah Al-Yusuf or Ibrahim (pbut) that not all of the chapter is based on their life. Verses about each prophet (pbut) are scattered in varies chapters. To get the complete story of each prophet's life i have found a good site that may be of some benefit to you. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.islamawareness(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/Prophets/"]The prophets of Islam[/url] I hope i was of some help.
  24. Ultimate Sports

    :D warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Canned tennis! seriously it is the best sport in the whole world. Try and play it with a friend outside a shopping center! its hilarious the amount of people who stop to try and find the tennis ball :D For those of you who don't know what this game is, its basically: You get 2 empty coke/pepsi etc can, make a dense in both in the middle of the can. put your mind finger at the back of the can and all the other fingers in front of the can. Give one of the can to your mate and play tennis, without the ball. Everytime the invisible ball comes your direction, click your middle finger on the can to make it a hitting ball sound. Classic sport i tell ya!!
  25. :D Warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Welcome to the joint blog This blog will be led by myself and sister Sia…..its revolution of blogging I tell ya! Foods on the house: