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Divorce in Islam

You are Divorced! Divorced! Divorced!

These have become the most dreaded three words that any Muslim woman can hear in her lifetime, for they signify not only the end of her marriage, but a hard and difficult road ahead where she has to re-build her entire life when the only foundation she has spent years building has just fallen away.

Can it really be so simple? Can years of building, sharing and loving be shattered beyond repair by the mere utterance of words?

Is it that God's system which rules our lives and the universe fails us at this moment we need it most and leave a wife without a marriage and leaves children without a family?

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The Natural Republic

The true religion is God’s natural system:

"So you shall setup your direction to the religion monotheistic, God’s natural system that he originated people into. There is no substitute to God’s creation. This is the worthy religion, but most people do not know." (30:30)

God’s laws are natural principles that are permanent and unchangeable.

“Arrogance in the earth and the evil scheme. And the evil scheme does not afflict except its people, so are they waiting for the primitives’ law? You will not find for God's law a replacement, and you will not find for God's law an alteration.” (35:43)

“God's law applied to those who had past before, and you will not find for God's law a replacement” (33:62)

“God's law applied in the past, and you will not find for God's law a replacement” (48:23)

For example, killing an innocent person will always be against the law no matter what time or place one lives in.

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The History of "Amen"

Most of us who have had the privilege of attending a Friday congregation would immediately realize the importance of the word "Amen" or "Aameen" in the life of a traditional Muslim. For those of us who are not familiar with its usage, the Muslims are required to say "Amen" after reciting Surah al-Fatihah and after completion of their prayers (Dua). In fact, this is the only word spoken aloud during a Friday congregation by the traditional Muslims after the Imam completes the recitation of Surah al-Fatihah. The purpose of this article is an attempt to find out it's meaning and trace back its origins in ancient history.

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Who Was Imhotep?

This article has been copied from the site of Ron Wyatt . It has been shortened for the purpose of this article.


Imhotep In the 3rd Dynasty, there appears on the scene a most incredible individual in the ancient records- a man called "Imhotep". For many years, Egyptologists had doubted that Imhotep had been a real person- they found it rather difficult to believe the various accomplishments credited to him in the accounts written over a thousand years after he was supposed to have lived. At times, Imhotep has been termed the "Leonardo da Vinci" of ancient Egypt, but in fact he was more than that. Da Vinci gained the reputation of a genius- Imhotep was eventually elevated to the status of a god.

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Religious Freedom and Tolerance in the Koran

[al-Baqarah 2:108] Do you wish to demand of your messenger what was demanded of Moses in the past? Anyone who chooses disbelief, instead of belief, has truly strayed off the right path.

[al-Baqarah 2:109] Many followers of the scripture would rather see you revert to disbelief, now that you have believed. This is due to jealousy on their part, after the truth has become evident to them. You shall pardon them, and leave them alone, until GOD issues His judgment. GOD is Omnipotent.

[al-Baqarah 2:111] Some have said, "No one will enter Paradise except Jews or Christians!" Such is their wishful thinking. Say, "Show us your proof, if you are right."

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Calendars and Time

What we take for granted in our daily lives is the structure of calendars and the system of time that people in one particular place or another follow.

For Europe and the US, it is the Gregorian solar calendar of 365 days (366 days in a leap year) with January 1st being the first day of the year. For the Middle East there is the Hijri lunar calendar made of 354 days where Muhram 1st is the first day of the year. For the Jewish faith, the calendar is a luni-solar one where the beginning of the calendar is around October. For the Chinese it is luni-solar, for the Indians it is solar, etc.

As you can see above, there is a mish-mash of systems being followed, each having its own criteria and each having its own start date and details...

Is the year solar or lunar?

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Education

I have been linked with Education for sometimes now I have noticed several things regarding the attitudes in education as well as general attitudes in life. I would like to share some of my thoughts on that with you all.

The muslim countries of the world are at the bottom of the list when it comes to education and development. Many people have tried to blame the west for the backward muslim attitude. However, this problem is not an external problem, but an internal one. There are other countries in the world which are poorer than most muslim countries but when it comes to education they are far far ahead of ALL muslim nations. India is one example. They were also under colonial rule like Pakistan and are among one of the poorest countries in the world. However, their education system is better than any muslim country in the world. They produce more world class scientists and researchers than ALL the muslims countries combined together. You go to ANY major university in the world, you are bound to find Indian Professors in the faculty.

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Maryam

The significance and role of prophets and messengers in the Qur'an has been extensively studied by all schools of thought in the world of Islam. The significance and role of Maryam (Mary), the mother of Aissa (Jesus), on the other hand, has been given only the most obvious consideration: that she was the mother of Prophet Aissa through a miraculous virgin birth, that this was a sign of Allah's (God's) ability to create whatever He wills, and that she was an honorable and chaste, faithful worshipper, submitted to Allah alone (a Muslim or "submitted one"). While these are certainly true facts, they fall short of telling the whole story: could there be more to the role and significance of Maryam than this?

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The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity

I have included Maccoby's work because it contrasts well with Brandon's critical hypothesis that most traditional scholarship on this topic fails to cover the "context" that is the "historical context" of events within Judea at this time under oppressive Roman rule. The Rabbinical and Talmudic references available to a Jewish scholar also provide independent sources. Few Christians are even aware that perhaps the most important proponent of a non orthodox type of Jewish belief was never even in verbal contact with the man called Jesus in fact, Paul never met Jesus and yet he claimed to be a direct interpreter of his teaching.

The Problem of Paul

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Seven Questions Seeking Answers

Consider this… Suppose you are reading a book, you enjoy reading this book, you really like all the ideas and theories it presents. You even accept some new theories or some new information that the author gives, which you didn’t know earlier. Now on one page, you come across a statement or an idea that clearly contradicts either commonsense or the knowledge that you already have. You know for sure that this can’t be true because it will run counter to facts that are established as true. This idea forwarded by the book is neither justified, nor substantiated by the author. What will you do with the book? Even if you continue reading, will you now blindly accept all that the author says as you did before? Will you trust his knowledge after he has erred even once? No! The human nature is such that it creates a suspicion in our minds even if we see one mistake or loophole in the information the author gives. What will you do then?

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