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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Re: How do you define Submission?
« on: November 30, 2022, 04:06:43 AM »
'Being aware & thankful' is not only with heart/words, it could reflect in one's actions too. i.e. the best use of our blessings (atleast in such a way that it do not invite God's dislike/wrath).

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Off-Topic / Re: Is it okay to get cats fixed
« on: November 20, 2022, 12:51:45 AM »
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without being spayed she can get pregnant up to 5 times each year

That may be just based on calculations since they've a short gestation period. In reality I don't know any cats getting pregnant 5 times in a year. Anyway that's how God designed their system (remember, God has also designed animal species which can get pregnant only once in a year and bird species which lays only one egg per year!).
The cats which I know used to get pregnant twice or upto thrice per year if I'm not mistaken, and sometimes they are not, for long months or may be for a year.

Animals/birds die for various reasons, for example when they die because of extreme weather conditions - may be one of the way God giving humans warnings that they are destroying the planet (climate change).

One reason for the increasing number of stray cats, dogs, rodents etc & their reproduction is Food waste (food that is fit for consumption but discarded at the retail or consumption phases) by irresponsible humans, they waste lots of food, also not disposing it properly. So maybe God warn them and punishing them with such disturbances.
Food waste is also a major source of the greenhouse gas methane.

Of course neutering/spaying is not forbidden in the Qur'an, but there is no any examples/hints for any such mutilating acts in any case. When God says He provides for them (11:6, 15:20 etc), neutering/spaying animals by fearing that they die without getting food seems to me an atheist/disbeliever way of thinking? (as if there's no one to provide for them).

Also, many of you might be knowing that how enjoyably the mother cats used to play with their kittens, even with grown kittens. But by fixing the cat, you're forcefully taking that God given enjoyments from them, permanently!! (I suppose fixing is not reversible).

And like any other species, cats are also part of food chain, some times God creates kittens as food for some other species.

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Re: How do you define Submission?
« on: November 19, 2022, 09:47:10 PM »
peace, & same to you

To me, submission is believing/knowing/acknowledging (the fact) that everything is by God, and hence orienting one's life accordingly. And God has sent down guidance.

For example, being thankful is a form of submission.
Taking this very moment of reading & writing, being aware that I'm able to do/experience/enjoy it only because God created/made all these arrangements (life, humans, brains/minds, eyes, hands, languages, the pleasure of seeking &acquiring knowledge etc).. Like that, being (or trying to be) aware & thankful always.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: shahr = lunar month ?
« on: July 23, 2022, 08:41:41 PM »
I also count year solar, but when you say 30 lunar cycles = 870 days (or lunar cycle is 29 days), it contradicts with what we observe in reality / what God has arranged.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: shahr = lunar month ?
« on: July 22, 2022, 01:19:13 AM »
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God mentions Moon phases from new moon, not from full moon. i.e. islamic timing system starts (e.g. for hajj) with new moon itself (enter houses from the doors).
I hope it's not confusing. Time for hajj starts with the new moon of first month of the well known /inviolable /restricted months. i.e. unlike in the article, one can choose any set of days within these months.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: shahr = lunar month ?
« on: July 20, 2022, 02:10:12 AM »
Peace Noon,

I read your article a bit late, interesting observation, & thanks for sharing.

Could you tell why you say lunar cycle is exactly 29 days ? (Why not >29 or ~29.5).
12 lunar cycles take around 354/355 days. So thalathuna shahr would be >870 days ?

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Peace all,

I believe in miracles (e.g. Conversion of stick into snake), there's nothing wrong with miracles, if one believes in an almighty creator. God may still do it, if necessary.
I think most of these metaphorizing translators are not consistent with their interpretation of all miracles in the Qur'an. For example, prophet Yusuf interpreted/predicted future events. And most of these translators (if not all) agree with it.
Is it scientifically proven that a human can interpret future events correctly? He even interpreted/predicted the exact no. of years? how?

And in 2:260, since there is no killing of birds in the Arabic Qur'an, I'm not of the traditional view. I'm not denying the possibility entirely, but there's no evidence in the Qur'an that God showed him reviving the dead literally.

We may think miracles, jinn etc. are against physical laws / modern science, but are not contrary to God's uniqueness/attributes described in the Qur'an.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: shahr = lunar month ?
« on: July 17, 2022, 01:19:05 AM »
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Waxing crescent Moon - The intermediate Moon phase comes after New Moon

But I consider New Moon as a part of crescent Moon.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: shahr = lunar month ?
« on: July 16, 2022, 09:48:42 PM »
There are 2 crescent moons in each lunar month:
Yeah, but there are several phases of crescent moons in a lunar cycle.

Waxing crescent Moon - The intermediate Moon phase comes after New Moon and lasts until half of the Moon's visible surface is illuminated at First Quarter Moon.
Waning crescent Moon - Starts just after the Third Quarter Moon and lasts until the following New Moon.
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/waxing-crescent.html

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There's no "islamic timing system"; time is time.
islamic systems or islamic timing system = what the infinite creator has set for His human servants (or probably for all other creatures too) to accomplish their worldly life. God was teaching people the same system that Abraham followed, through Muhammad. But there could be time to time change/updation in Guidance.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: shahr = lunar month ?
« on: July 16, 2022, 06:21:19 AM »
I wonder how you come to conclusion that el-ehillet are the crescent moons?
it occurs only once in the Qur'an, and Arabic lexicons give crescent moons or new moons. I think both the meanings fit here.

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And why would anybody ask (or better: keep on asking, due to imperfect used) about the crescent moon or any moon?
They were not familiar with islamic systems, here, islamic tyming system and which is based on Sun and Moon (10:5).
Please see all other places/contexts where this phrase (yas-alunaka) is used.

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From what you said you have a problem with 2 crescent moon which last a few days every lunar month. So, "Hatta `aade" in 36:39 for you should be the time when the moon is going to fully disappear (become invisible, ie. be a new moon)? If I understood what you wanted to say, the lunar month starts before new moon (from last quarter to new moon, which is crescent phase), not with new moon, right?
No, lunar month starts with new moon.
In short, as per 36:39 God mentions Moon phases from new moon, not from full moon. i.e. islamic tyming system starts (e.g. for hajj) with newmoon itself (enter houses from the doors).

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