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    Islamic Question and Answer thread (OP)




    This thread will be a question and answer thread answered by a qualified scholars. Please post your question below and the shaykhs will answer them in their own time.



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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiv View Post
    Well, first one has to understand what "God" is. There are groups that believe in multiple Gods. There are other groups that believe God is a part of His creation, that God is limited to a certain effect, or that God can die altogether! All of these other beliefs of what people believe to be "God", goes against the very idea of what God is. Islam is about as clear as can be on the definition of God and there is no complicated formula to try and understand Allah. All the prophets worshiped Allah. Whether or not a Jew, Christian, or Atheist believes it, makes no difference to the fact.

    You have perfectly demonstrated the problem .
    People define what a god is .
    People from cultures all over the globe , for 10,000 years ( at least) have created deities in an attempt to explain the universe and our place in it.

    Gods are a concept, an idea , they are created and developed by people,
    They are based on the things we do kit know our understand.

    Don’t know how the universe came to be ... create a god to explain it
    Don’t know how life began ... create a god to explain it
    Afraid of death , create a god that supplies an afterlife.

    Gods are a primitive attempt to explain the universe ... it would be much more intellectually honest to just say ... I don’t know .

    Then you can say what you believe ,
    You have your religious beliefs , just like Hindus have theirs , jews have theirs, Christians have theirs, the Norse had theirs.

    Do you agree it’s possible for large numbers of people to believe things that have no basis in reality , thus is especially true in relation to gods and religions ?

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

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    I don’t think you have answered the question

    How is you believing your god is real any different to a Hindu or an Ancient Greek believing that their gods are real .

    IMHO

    I think there are no real gods
    There are only people that believe gods are real.

    Gods are an invention of the human imagination, we create gods in an attempt to explain the universe and our place in it.
    God is real and all theists believe that and the fact that most people on earth are and have always been theists is an indicator that belief in God is the natural belief of mankind; it is only this that makes sense of how this universe came about

    We differ in the definition of that God but this is not evidence against theism, but rather falls in line with what theists have been saying all along, that satan can make people deviate from true beliefs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed. View Post
    God is real and all theists believe that and the fact that most people on earth are and have always been theists is an indicator that belief in God is the natural belief of mankind; it is only this that makes sense of how this universe came about

    We differ in the definition of that God but this is not evidence against theism, but rather falls in line with what theists have been saying all along, that satan can make people deviate from true beliefs
    How many people believe something has no bearing on its truth.

    If it did , Hinduism would be true.

    I’m sure you would agree that the world is full of gods and religions that have totally come from the minds of men.

    It’s possible for billions of people to believe something that has no basis in reality, is true .

    The question is ... how could you be 100% sure that the god you believe is real ... is real.

    I don’t think you can ,, it’s just things you believe are true , it’s your religion , just like the Hindus or Christians have their religion ... you have yours .

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by chalks75 View Post
    You have perfectly demonstrated the problem .
    People define what a god is .
    People from cultures all over the globe , for 10,000 years ( at least) have created deities in an attempt to explain the universe and our place in it.

    Gods are a concept, an idea , they are created and developed by people,
    They are based on the things we do kit know our understand.

    Don’t know how the universe came to be ... create a god to explain it
    Don’t know how life began ... create a god to explain it
    Afraid of death , create a god that supplies an afterlife.

    Gods are a primitive attempt to explain the universe ... it would be much more intellectually honest to just say ... I don’t know .

    Then you can say what you believe ,
    You have your religious beliefs , just like Hindus have theirs , jews have theirs, Christians have theirs, the Norse had theirs.

    Do you agree it’s possible for large numbers of people to believe things that have no basis in reality , thus is especially true in relation to gods and religions
    ?
    Absolutely. People have had their own beliefs for as long as we've existed. I also agree that a large number of people believing in something doesn't make it correct.

    In Sharh Saheeh Muslim, Al-Nawawi quoted al-Qadi ‘Iyad as saying concerning the meaning of this hadeeth:
    “Islam began among a few individuals, then it spread and prevailed, then it will reduce in numbers until there are only a few left, as it was in the beginning.”
    This isn't a numbers game afterall

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    Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by keiv View Post
    Absolutely. People have had their own beliefs for as long as we've existed. I also agree that a large number of people believing in something doesn't make it correct.



    This isn't a numbers game afterall
    All religions begin with a single person or a small group of people , they either catch on and gain in popularity then the popularity wanes and the religion dies out .
    This is the case for every religion that has ever existed.

    Islam is the same as other religions in this regard
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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by keiv View Post
    Absolutely. People have had their own beliefs for as long as we've existed. I also agree that a large number of people believing in something doesn't make it correct.



    This isn't a numbers game afterall

    When it said Islam prevailed .

    Muslims make up a small fractions of the people on this planet, and an even smaller fraction of the people that have existed.

    More people have lived and died , than has ever heard of Islam.

    In what sense does it mean it has prevailed ?

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by chalks75 View Post
    When it said Islam prevailed .

    Muslims make up a small fractions of the people on this planet, and an even smaller fraction of the people that have existed.

    More people have lived and died , than has ever heard of Islam.

    In what sense does it mean it has prevailed ?
    Let's first define what is Islam? Islam is submission to the will of God.
    Now does Islam started 1400 years ago? Answer is NO, that's the misconception which many non-Muslims have. All prophets and all people who believed in these prophets before the coming of Prophet Muhammad PBUH are Muslims. Islam is as old as humanity.
    This the reason why Muslims believe in all prophets because they all came with the same message " Believe in ONE God-Allah."

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by chalks75 View Post
    How many people believe something has no bearing on its truth.

    If it did , Hinduism would be true.

    I’m sure you would agree that the world is full of gods and religions that have totally come from the minds of men.

    It’s possible for billions of people to believe something that has no basis in reality, is true .

    The question is ... how could you be 100% sure that the god you believe is real ... is real.

    I don’t think you can ,, it’s just things you believe are true , it’s your religion , just like the Hindus or Christians have their religion ... you have yours .
    I already told you about that light of faith Allah puts in our hearts; the way it works is, a person can follow intellectual evidences and if he doesn't deny the overwhelming evidence then God puts that light in the heart which enables us to witness the spiritual realities just as if a person saw a ghost with his own eyes hence witnessing for himself that there is a spiritual world too. Sometimes this light can be bestowed by the concurrence of circumstance:

    Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali wrote, let me quote:

    "Whoever supposes that faith is realized through speculative theology, abstract proofs, or academic divisions is an innovator. On the contrary, faith is a light that God, the Sublime and Exalted, casts into the hearts of His servants with bounty and grace from His presence. Sometimes faith is evidenced internally and is impossible to express; sometimes, through a vision while asleep; other times, by witnessing the state of a pious man and recieving the emanation of his light as a result of his companionship and presence; and then there are times when faith comes by the concurrence of circumstance.

    Indeed, a Bedouin came to the Prophet denying and disavowing him. But when his eyes fell upon his radiant aspect - he saw in it the light of prophethood and exclaimed,
    "By God! This is not the face of a liar!" He then implored the Prophet to explain Islam to him and immediately embraced it."

    https://www.islamicity.org/forum/for...re-about-islam


    Also we experience the spiritual world on a daily basis with our worship; we experience the peace, succour, and happiness that comes with prayer and obeying Allah and we experience the harm that comes with sinning; how can this be if Islam is not true? How could this spirituality and the promise of Allah of metaphysical harm and benefits work? Because it's true
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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HabibUrrehman View Post
    Let's first define what is Islam? Islam is submission to the will of God.
    Now does Islam started 1400 years ago? Answer is NO, that's the misconception which many non-Muslims have. All prophets and all people who believed in these prophets before the coming of Prophet Muhammad PBUH are Muslims. Islam is as old as humanity.
    This the reason why Muslims believe in all prophets because they all came with the same message " Believe in ONE God-Allah."

    Which god?

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed. View Post
    I already told you about that light of faith Allah puts in our hearts; the way it works is, a person can follow intellectual evidences and if he doesn't deny the overwhelming evidence then God puts that light in the heart which enables us to witness the spiritual realities just as if a person saw a ghost with his own eyes hence witnessing for himself that there is a spiritual world too. Sometimes this light can be bestowed by the concurrence of circumstance:

    Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali wrote, let me quote:

    "Whoever supposes that faith is realized through speculative theology, abstract proofs, or academic divisions is an innovator. On the contrary, faith is a light that God, the Sublime and Exalted, casts into the hearts of His servants with bounty and grace from His presence. Sometimes faith is evidenced internally and is impossible to express; sometimes, through a vision while asleep; other times, by witnessing the state of a pious man and recieving the emanation of his light as a result of his companionship and presence; and then there are times when faith comes by the concurrence of circumstance.

    Indeed, a Bedouin came to the Prophet denying and disavowing him. But when his eyes fell upon his radiant aspect - he saw in it the light of prophethood and exclaimed,
    "By God! This is not the face of a liar!" He then implored the Prophet to explain Islam to him and immediately embraced it."

    https://www.islamicity.org/forum/for...re-about-islam


    Also we experience the spiritual world on a daily basis with our worship; we experience the peace, succour, and happiness that comes with prayer and obeying Allah and we experience the harm that comes with sinning; how can this be if Islam is not true? How could this spirituality and the promise of Allah of metaphysical harm and benefits work? Because it's true
    I understand the social benefits of religion , that is true of the majority of religions , and is independent of wether they are true or not.

    If I saw a ghost ( I don’t believe ghosts are real) , then I might believe in ghosts or that I’m losing my mind , or that I’m mistaken.
    But gods are not something we can see , or at least I’ve not seen a god.

    As for faith
    There have been 1000s of religions , and the believers all had faith.
    If this demonstrates anything , it demonstrates that “faith is not a reliable path to truth”.

    You can justify any belief using faith

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by chalks75 View Post
    I understand the social benefits of religion , that is true of the majority of religions , and is independent of wether they are true or not.

    If I saw a ghost ( I don’t believe ghosts are real) , then I might believe in ghosts or that I’m losing my mind , or that I’m mistaken.
    But gods are not something we can see , or at least I’ve not seen a god.

    As for faith
    There have been 1000s of religions , and the believers all had faith.
    If this demonstrates anything , it demonstrates that “faith is not a reliable path to truth”.

    You can justify any belief using faith
    Rather than look into Islam properly like read the Quran, study the seerah etc to see whether a God could have put clear signs in them for us to recognise it as Gods truth, you are just always finding excuses and dismissing all arguments

    Do yourself a favour and just read (,all of it):

    http://www.islam101.com/quran/QTP/index.htm
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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed. View Post
    Rather than look into Islam properly like read the Quran, study the seerah etc to see whether a God could have put clear signs in them for us to recognise it as Gods truth, you are just always finding excuses and dismissing all arguments

    Do yourself a favour and just read (,all of it):

    http://www.islam101.com/quran/QTP/index.htm
    Read the vedas
    All of it , read it with an open mind ,
    You dismiss all the arguments for Hinduism
    Just open your heart to the truth.

    Read the bible
    Study it , accept Jesus is god
    The evidence is right there in the bible , if you would only open your heart and stop making excuses.

    Read the Book of Mormon,
    The truth was revealed to him by an angel of god.
    You just have to open the book and open your heart.
    You are dismissing all the arguments for Mormonism.

    Read homers odyssey, the lord Zeus will reveal himself to you.
    You just have to study , you will find the answers you seek.

    Spot the difference Islamic Question and Answer thread

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by chalks75 View Post
    Read the vedas
    All of it , read it with an open mind ,
    You dismiss all the arguments for Hinduism
    Just open your heart to the truth.

    Read the bible
    Study it , accept Jesus is god
    The evidence is right there in the bible , if you would only open your heart and stop making excuses.

    Read the Book of Mormon,
    The truth was revealed to him by an angel of god.
    You just have to open the book and open your heart.
    You are dismissing all the arguments for Mormonism.

    Read homers odyssey, the lord Zeus will reveal himself to you.
    You just have to study , you will find the answers you seek.

    Spot the difference Islamic Question and Answer thread
    There you go again, more smart alec arguments (rolls eyes). What if God has shown me the Truth in such a way that it is same as witnessing it with your own eyes? (And God can do that right?), so then there'd be no need to look into other religions when I've found the Truth therefore know that all others are false.

    Now I bet you're going to say "but a Hindu will say the same thing', ignoring all other evidences I've given you of how no one else believes in their religion like Muslims do. The problem with you is, you ignore what we tell you and just carry on going round in circles with your 'excuses'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed. View Post
    There you go again, more smart alec arguments (rolls eyes). What if God has shown me the Truth in such a way that it is same as witnessing it with your own eyes? (And God can do that right?), so then there'd be no need to look into other religions when I've found the Truth therefore know that all others are false.

    Now I bet you're going to say "but a Hindu will say the same thing', ignoring all other evidences I've given you of how no one else believes in their religion like Muslims do. The problem with you is, you ignore what we tell you and just carry on going round in circles with your 'excuses'
    If you can prove to me that a god has given you some truth , if you can prove to me that a god exists to give you some truth ... then we could go somewhere.

    Until you prove there is a god ... I have no reason to believe any claim you make about that god.

    The horse goes before the kart.

    “ no one else believes in their religion like Muslims do “
    That’s absurd , there are plenty of people just as convinced as you are that their gods are real.

    There have been people over the past 10,000 years convinced all manner of deities , spooks and spectres are real
    Real enough to die for it, or kill for it.

    Which demonstrates a point perfectly

    It’s possible for billions of people to be convinced of something that has no basis in reality ... this is especially true in regards to gods and religions.

    There is a very recognisable pattern , over the past 10,000 years.

    People invent a god , make a religion around it , create stories around it , build temples , worship , pray , believe prayers answered sing , ..... and the gods are complete fiction , no basis in reality.

    Is it possible that , your god and religion is the same as the 1000s of other people invented
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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    What is Qurbani And how i can success full Qurbani

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

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    What is Qurbani And how i can success full Qurbani
    Qurbani is path of ibrahim alihe salam. Which is wajib on those persons who bears the exact amount on which zakkat occurs and not performing the hajj.

    In qurabani person have to slaughter animal which are only cow sheep goat and camel non other.

    Qurabni is done within three days from 10 zul hajja to 12
    Islamic Question and Answer thread

    قال النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم:*الـحياءُ شُعْبَةٌ مِنَ الاِيِمَانِ*
    و قال ايضا:*الحياء لاياتى الا بخير
    و قال ايضا:*اذا لم تستحي،فاصنع ما شئت*

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    Jazak Allah To give information about Qurbani

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    Salamu alaikum. I am a sister who plans to move to Saudi Arabia and live there permanently inshaAllah as they now issue permanent resident visa to foreigners if they pay a lot of money. My questions is for those who know Madinatul Munawwarah as I have never been there. Is it possible for me to get at least 10 liters of zam zam water daily from Masjidun Nabawiyy if I live in Madinah? Will I be able to get the zam zam water if I go to the mosque by car? What about during seasons of Hajj and umrah? Will I be able to get it despite the crowds of people that will be there? What about if I were to live in Makkah not Madinah? Will I be able to get the zam zam daily even during crowds seasons of hajj and umrah? Another question I have is regarding the hadith that says zam zam water can substitute food and about the historical story which says that the people of Makkah regard zam zam water as shabba'ah and that they used to give it as food to their children and also stories of men who have survived solely on zam zam water for forty days or more without any problem. I am a sister who doesn't really like to breastfeed her newborn children if I happen to give birth to any. Can I use zam zam water with additives like honey and other natural sweeteners as a sole source of nourishment for my newborn babies? Will zam zam water satisfy them and make them grow and be healthy?

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    Re: Islamic Question and Answer thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Thurayyaa View Post
    Salamu alaikum. I am a sister who plans to move to Saudi Arabia and live there permanently inshaAllah as they now issue permanent resident visa to foreigners if they pay a lot of money. My questions is for those who know Madinatul Munawwarah as I have never been there. Is it possible for me to get at least 10 liters of zam zam water daily from Masjidun Nabawiyy if I live in Madinah? Will I be able to get the zam zam water if I go to the mosque by car? What about during seasons of Hajj and umrah? Will I be able to get it despite the crowds of people that will be there? What about if I were to live in Makkah not Madinah? Will I be able to get the zam zam daily even during crowds seasons of hajj and umrah? Another question I have is regarding the hadith that says zam zam water can substitute food and about the historical story which says that the people of Makkah regard zam zam water as shabba'ah and that they used to give it as food to their children and also stories of men who have survived solely on zam zam water for forty days or more without any problem. I am a sister who doesn't really like to breastfeed her newborn children if I happen to give birth to any. Can I use zam zam water with additives like honey and other natural sweeteners as a sole source of nourishment for my newborn babies? Will zam zam water satisfy them and make them grow and be healthy?


    I doubt whether you can get free zamzam water from the zam zam well (as that will cause chaos with millions of people scrambling for it) but you can buy drums of Zam zam water however much you want.

    Allah has created breast milk for babies so there can be no other better nutritious drink for it than that

    stories of survival on zamzam water for 40 days could be true, but it's unlikely to work for run of mill sinners like us, as it's a lot to do with faith too, so the consequences of making your baby survive on zam zam with a little sweetener could be disastrous

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    Salamu alaikum. I am a sister who plans to move to Saudi Arabia and live there permanently inshaAllah as they now issue permanent resident visa to foreigners if they pay a lot of money. My questions is for those who know Madinatul Munawwarah as I have never been there. Is it possible for me to get at least 10 liters of zam zam water daily from Masjidun Nabawiyy if I live in Madinah? Will I be able to get the zam zam water if I go to the mosque by car? What about during seasons of Hajj and umrah? Will I be able to get it despite the crowds of people that will be there? What about if I were to live in Makkah not Madinah? Will I be able to get the zam zam daily even during crowds seasons of hajj and umrah? Another question I have is regarding the hadith that says zam zam water can substitute food and about the historical story which says that the people of Makkah regard zam zam water as shabba'ah and that they used to give it as food to their children and also stories of men who have survived solely on zam zam water for forty days or more without any problem. I am a sister who doesn't really like to breastfeed her newborn children if I happen to give birth to any. Can I use zam zam water with additives like honey and other natural sweeteners as a sole source of nourishment for my newborn babies? Will zam zam water satisfy them and make them grow and be healthy?
    First of all congratulation to have this opportunity to live in Medina or Mecca. May Allah give this opportunity to all of us to visit these cities at least one time in our life, Ameen!

    Getting Zamzam water in Mecca or Medina is not a problem. You can get it as much as you like. If you end up living in these Holy Cities then probably 5-10 liters a day will be more than enough for you. The bigger reward is to be able to pray all prayers in Prophet's Mosque or in Haram inshalah. Once you are there, you will see that need to drink Zam-zam becomes secondary.

    Let me quote few hadiths to highlight the importance of Zamzam water, and I think you may have heard or read these and hence the reason you want to feed Zamzam water to your babies:

    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.” {Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 3062}
    This is a hasan hadeeth. A myriad of cases exist that testify to the healing nature of Zam-zam. Drinking Zam-zam with the sincere intention of fulfilling a need, such as healing a physical ailment, being freed from poverty or distress, even achieving calm in the wake of any type of anxiety, gives way to Allah fulfilling these needs. One could continue drinking it until one is completely healed.
    The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasalam used to wash his chest with Zam-zam to gain courage and relieve anxiety through Allah’s grace, before visiting the heavens; he would drink it and use it for Wudhu. If you visit Mecca, you will see many hujjaj doing the same (subhanallah).

    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The best water on the face of the earth is the water of Zam-zam; it is a kind of food and a healing from sickness.”
    {Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3302}
    It was reported in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said to Abu Dhār, who had stayed near the Ka’bah and its coverings for forty days and nights with no food or drink other than (Zamzam): “How long have you been here?” Abu Dhār said, “I have been here for thirty days and nights.” The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said, “Who has been feeding you?” He said, “I have had nothing but Zamzam water, and I have gotten so fat that I have folds of fat on my stomach. I do not feel any of the tiredness or weakness of hunger and I have not become thin.” The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said, “Verily, it is blessed, it is food that nourishes.”
    {Narrated by Imam Muslim, 2473}
    Scientific proof shows that Zam-zam contains healing components due to its higher content of calcium and magnesium salts and natural fluorides which present germicidal properties.

    Now this is more than enough to believe in healing nature of zam-zam water. But we also know that Allah, His prophets and companions of prophet Muhammad PBUH never used zam-zam water alone to feed new born babies. Breast milk is the best nutrition source for baby and it is also very helpful for women to feed their babies. It is a misconception that by feeding babies, women get out of shape. Women actually loose weight quickly by breastfeeding their babies and it also creates a strong bond between them. Breastfeeding your child is also one of the right which mother has and if there is no medical reason, one should breastfeed their babies. You can also feed zam-zam water and honey as your kids grow up occasionally.

    Allah know the best!


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