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Off-Topic / Malcolm X v. Joseph Schacht
« on: August 09, 2017, 04:31:00 AM »
I didn't know Joseph Schacht was the state's key witness.

Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / The night of measure - July 9th, 2017
« on: July 09, 2017, 02:40:31 PM »
84:16. So I do swear by the redness of dusk.
84:17. And the night and what it enshrouds.
84:18. And the moon when it becomes symmetric/full.

36:39. And the moon we have measured in descending stages, until it becomes like an old curved sheath.

97:1. We have sent it down in the night of measure.
97:2. And do you know what the night of measure is?
97:3. The night of measure is better than one thousand full-moons.
97:4. The controllers and the spirit come down in it by their lord?s leave in every matter.
97:5. It is peaceful until the rising of the dawn.

89:1-3. By the dawn and ten nights and the even and the odd.

2:183. O you who believe, the abstinence has been decreed for you like it was decreed for those before you, perhaps you may be forethoughtful.
2:184. A few days and if any of you is ill or traveling, then (abstain) a count of different days; and as for those who can do it with difficulty, they may redeem by feeding the needy. And whoever does good voluntarily, then it is better for him. And if you abstain it is better for you if you knew.
2:185. A scorching full moon is when the reading was descended as a guidance for people and clarifications from the guidance and the criterion, so whomever witnesses the full-moon, let him abstain it. And whomever was sick or traveling so a count of other days. The god wants to facilitate and not make it hard on you. And so complete the count and magnify the god for what he has guided you and perhaps you would be thankful.


Why do we need Hadith if the Quran is enough? - Nouman Ali Khan

Having watched this lecture by him a long time ago I thought he'd come up with better arguments than the average Sunni. But to be honest, I found him very weak in this video.

And the "allah", "MUHAMMAD", "muhammad" behind him?  ???


General Issues / Questions / What is "islam"?
« on: April 12, 2016, 06:30:13 PM »

The word ?muslim? is of the form muf?il and comes from the Arabic three letter root ?slm?. In Arabic the word ?salaam?/سلام (form fa?aal) means ?peace?.

The words ?muslim? and ?salaam? have a straightforward relation like the relationship between other words of the form muf?il and fa?aal. Words of the form muf?il have the meaning of ?maker of fa?aal?. For example, ?salaah? means goodness and ?muslih? is the maker of goodness, ?najaah? means success and ?munjih? means the maker of success, ?fasaad? means corruption and ?mufsid? is the maker of corruption, and so on. By the same token, ?salaam? means peace and ?muslim? means the maker of peace, in other words it means ?peacemaker?.

It follows that like ?islah? means ?making good?, ?injah? means ?making success? and ?ifsad? means ?making corruption?, ?islam? means ?peacemaking?.

Peace and see signature below,

Hadith Discussions / The Authentic Six
« on: October 17, 2013, 11:10:37 AM »
Peace everyone,

I would like to know your opinion on, The Authentic Six versus Quran 45:6.

I'm afraid highlighting the filth in hadith books might scare people away or be used by islamophobes and thus do more damage than good. What do you think?


Discuss Latest World News / Morsi
« on: July 20, 2013, 06:34:28 AM »

What are your thoughts on what's happening in Egypt?
What are the complaints against Morsi and are they enough for an impeachment?


Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Fast Poll
« on: July 11, 2013, 02:58:00 PM »
Thank you.

Discuss Latest World News / Egypt bus crash kills 50 children near Manfalut
« on: November 17, 2012, 09:58:24 AM »

Fifty children aged four to six years old and the driver of the school bus they were on were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train in central Egypt on Saturday, officials said.

The transport minister resigned in the wake of the crash near Manfalut, 350km (230 miles) south of Cairo.

The provincial governor said the man in charge of the crossing was asleep and had been arrested.

Egyptian roads and railways have a poor safety record.

An estimated 8,000 people die in car accidents each year in the country.

The head of the railway authority has also resigned.

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi ordered his ministers to offer support to the families of those killed, the state news agency reported.

"They told us the barriers were open when the bus crossed the tracks and the train collided with it," doctor Mohamed Samir told the Reuters news agency, citing witness accounts.

An eyewitness said the train pushed the bus about 1km (half a mile) along the track.

More than a dozen people were also injured.

Distraught families searched for the remains of their loved ones along the tracks, the Associated Press reported.

Hadith Discussions / Sahih Bukhari - Vol. 1 & 2
« on: September 21, 2012, 05:44:36 PM »

I've noticed that there is a high demand for some kind of collection of ahadith with "dubious" content. Well, I have some fairly good news for those members. I compiled a list possibly more than a year ago. I started reading the collection of Bukhari and copied every weird, insulting, contradicting, ridiculous, fairytale hadith. Once done, I shortened and translated each hadith to highlight only the obvious questionable part. Because as everyone who is familiar with Bukhari knows, some ahadith can be rather tedious.

To give you one short example:

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 170
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
saw Allah's Apostle when the 'Asr prayer was due and the people searched for water to perform ablution but they could not find it. Later on (a pot full of) water for ablution was brought to Allah's Apostle . He put his hand in that pot and ordered the people to perform ablution from it. I saw the water springing out from underneath his fingers till all of them performed the ablution (it was one of the miracles of the Prophet).

After edit:

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 170
the prophet put his hand in a pot of water and the people performed ablution from it. the water sprang out from underneath his fingers till all of them performed ablution.

Don't rejoice too soon, though. Collecting I did back then only for the first three and a half volumes (Bukhari consists of nine volumes). And because I didn't take long considering whether or not to include a hadith while collecting, many hadith got on the list that were not that interesting. So I had to throw out many ahadith afterwards while translating and giving it more thought. I already translated volume one and two; so these are ok. But volume three and the first part of volume four have not yet been translated and probably still have many ahadith that can be discarded. One more thing; in English I only have the ahadith with the full text, because I shortened the text only when translating to Dutch.

Anyway, I'll now post volume 1 and volume 2. If someone's interested in shortening each hadith him-/herself, feel free. I've been telling myself for a year now to, at least finish reading volume 4, but I never got to it. So I can't give no guarantees on volume 3 and volume 4.

Dutch: Wil je de onzinnige ahadieth uit de eerste pagina's van Sahih Boekhari samengevat en in het Nederlands? Stuur me dan een PM.



The aim of this conference is to present the latest developments in our knowledge of the early Islamic tradition concerning its nature and formation in the three first centuries of Islam. Looking at the Qur?an, Ḥadīth, sira as well as ahbar, this overview of recent debates and researches will allow us to evaluate the contribution of Gautier Juynboll in his life work to the field of literary criticism applied to this body of texts.

Thursday 15 (09.30-18.30 hrs) and Friday 16 December (09.30-13.00 hrs). Each contributor will present a 30 minutes paper followed by a discussion. For the programme and abstracts of the speakers, see here.


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