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General Issues / Questions / Re: Messengers amoung us?
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:53:30 PM »
Salam.

I believe messengers will continue to be inspired until the end of our times. Don’t know about the 4 you mentioned, but messengers would usually shy away from the limelight as they’re more focused on the task.

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Prophets and Messengers / Messengers after Mohammed
« on: July 05, 2021, 11:08:18 PM »
Salam,

This may be a trivial post, but I have seen many times the debate on Mohammed being the "last" Prophet, with people implying that Prophet also encompasses "Messenger" and therefore Mohammed is the last Prophet and the last Messenger.

Rather than going through the usual: "prophet and messenger are not the same" argument, I would like to share the below verse which I find ends this discussion once and for all:

"O messengers, eat from what is good, and do good work. I am aware of what you do." (23:51)

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Re: Fornicator
« on: July 05, 2021, 01:18:01 AM »
Salam.

The marriage of adulterers to each other is encouraged - or polytheist.

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General Issues / Questions / Re: Lost
« on: June 11, 2021, 11:56:15 PM »
Dear sister,

God is not responsible for suffering or destruction - we are.

He only looks after the people who submit to Him alone, like Mary who received provisions when no one was around or Abraham who was protected when his people sought to destroy him.

Your faith was misplaced - now you have a chance to serve the only One that matters (the One God).

You would not have posted your thoughts had you lost faith entirely. Welcome to the path which is not easily found :)

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Re: Companion of the elephant
« on: June 11, 2021, 11:48:21 PM »
Salam,

I haven't read the entire thread - however, I wanted to point out a discussion that was had long ago on this topic.

The "People of the Elephant" are possibly the people of Lot who were destroyed by "fiery rocks" descending upon them.

Elephant statues were found in he ruins of Petra

https://universes.art/en/art-destinations/jordan/petra/great-temple/elephant-head-capital
https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/Petra/images/2000-3.jpg



The "birds in flight" are likely planes that fired nuclear or some other destructive weapon on the town (hence they were told not to look back when they left - retina burn).

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Peace,

I never thought about the verse that way...very interesting observation.

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Re: Jonah and the fish/whale
« on: May 15, 2021, 09:02:32 AM »
Peace,

The Quran uses the word “Hout” to describe the whale which swallowed Jonah (37:142) as well as the fish Moses and his guide were carrying with them (17:61) as well as the fish the fishermen who did not observe the Sabaath were missing (7:163) - so I would say that the Quran does not follow this mammal/fishdefinition we hear being observed.

P.S. interesting fact, because of this la k of distinction,  in Arabic we have created a new word “Samak” to indicate a “fish”, while we use “Hout” to mean a “whale”.


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Peace,

I would say because its Book can withstand scrutiny and even challenges people to question it.

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Forum Suggestions / Re: Free Minds link icon
« on: April 26, 2021, 02:04:44 AM »
Salam,

Where do you see that image/link?

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General Issues / Questions / Re: Intelligent sunni Muslims
« on: January 19, 2021, 11:50:55 PM »
Peace,

Because understanding the Quran has nothing to do with intelligence, but everything to do with purity of heart & mind from polytheism.

“None can grasp it but the pure” (56:79)

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