Assalam Alaikum, i am new to this website as i recently stumbled upon it, and i wanted to learn new things that i didn't know before from my fellow muslimas.
a little about myself is that i love the recitings of mishary al afasy, sudais etc.
particular surah that always makes my heart soar, and makes me repent over and over again to Allah is surah al mutafiffin by al afasy
this particular one.
also mufti menk is my uncle, he just doesn't know it yet hahahaa , nah i'm just kidding.
please suggest good places that i can learn arabic, shukran <3
People across the globe believe that shia and sunni are the two different sects. Both of the sects have different religious beliefs, therefore it has been understood by people that they cannot come under the same umbrella ‘Islam’. Many people have this faith that due to the entirely different conduct of life, shia and sunni cannot marry with each other. However, before making such bold claims, complete research is very important to know the reality. So, before marrying with a shia man or woman, one must know that there are two types of shias:
One of the types of shia holds disbeliefs (kufr), that the Quran has been altered, Hazrat Ali (R.A) is worthy to worship and here Shirk (to worship someone other than Allah) occurs, the angel Jibril made an error in descending the revelation on the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) in place of Hazrat Ali (R.A), accusations on Hazrat Aisha (R.A) of committing adultery or denying the Companionship Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A).
However, the another type of shias are those who do not hold beliefs that constitute Kufr, such as believing that Hazrat Ali (R.A) was the rightful first Caliph after the demise of the Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H), belief in the twelve Imams, and all those beliefs which the first type of shias put faith in.
A true Muslim has asked by Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) that before marrying, Muslim must need to check the religious beliefs, and religious practices in his/her partner. There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that Messenger of Allah has said:
"A woman is married for four reasons, her wealth, lineage, status and Deen. Choose the one who is religious." (Sahih Bukhari)
Even then we being humans do not know that what faiths are hidden in the chest of people and what they are pretending, indeed! Allah knows the truth only. And so, we should avoid those things where we find doubts or dissatisfaction. If we go for things which are doubtful then we are tangling ourselves deliberately in the chaos.
Islam is a religion, whose foundation is laid upon five basic and fundamental beliefs which serves as boundary for faith. The person who abides these fundamentals of Islam is considered to be in the boundary of Islam else not.
1) Oneness of Almighty Allah (SWT):
It is being observed that follower of every religion believes in the existence of God but the difference between a follower and non-follower of Islam is that Muslim believes in the oneness of Allah Almighty (SWT) ( no one is like Him Almighty (SWT) and He Almighty (SWT) is the stand alone lord of this universe & universes beyond this) and non-follower doesn’t.
Say, “He is God, the One. God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.” (Quran, 112:1-4)
2) Belief in the Angels Allah Almighty (SWT):
As a Muslim we should believe in the existence honored creature of Allah Almighty (SWT) known as Angels. Angels are the most obedient creature of Almighty Allah (SWT). There are four famous and pious Angels i.e. Jibreel, Mikaeel, 'Azrael and Israfeel but amongst these four Jibreel used to bring Wahi to all the messengers of Almighty Allah (SWT).
3) Belief in Almighty Allah’s (SWT) revealed books:
According to the faith of Muslims Allah Almighty (SWT) revealed Holy books to His messengers for the guidance of humanity. Amongst the other Holy books Quran is revealed to Holy Prophet (PBUH). Allah Almighty has taken its responsibility to prevent it from corruption or distortion, and He Almighty (SWT) says:
Indeed, We have sent down the Quran, and surely We will guard it (from corruption). (Quran, 15:9)
Being Muslim it is our foremost responsibility to play role in the preservation and protection of Quran, for that sake it should be learnt by an Islamic scholar or by the help of live Quran tutor on internet.
4) Belief in the Messengers and Prophets of Almighty Allah (SWT):
Muslims believe in the Prophet hood of all the prophets and messengers of Almighty Allah (SWT) from Hadrat Adam (AS) to last Holy Prophet Hadrat Muhammad (PBUH) .
Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the last of the prophets… (Quran, 33:40)
One thing that is notable that all the messenger of Almighty Allah (SWT) preached for Islam and for the oneness of Almighty Allah (SWT).
5) Belief in the Day of Resurrection:
Muslims firmly believe in the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) when all people will be restored to life by the will of Allah Almighty (SWT) and they will be rewarded for their deeds.