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Off-Topic / Re: THE ISSUE OF PALESTINE
« on: July 13, 2016, 08:08:35 AM »
Peace @ Timotheus.

Thank you brother, for the good hopes, the prayer, and the reminder.  :)

we cannot let ourselves become divided, regardless of our differing opinions,

I agree.  May Allah always guide us to the straight (right) path.

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Off-Topic / Re: THE ISSUE OF PALESTINE
« on: July 11, 2016, 07:09:50 PM »
P.S. Never I saw people who remind me of the true believers described in the Qur'an, not even on this forum.

After consideration, I decide to abrogate the above statement I ever made/wrote in this thread. I want to abrogate it because of some reasons, among others:

1) Yesterday, I got criticism from someone who seemed to have objection with my statement above, and what this person given to me (the constructive criticism) made me rethink/review what I wrote above.

This person have raised my awareness that I need to fix the wrong thing I did/wrote. And I also think that I should apologize to anyone I might have hurt (became displeased) because of my statement. Thus, in this post, I want to apologize to this person (who reminded/advised/criticized me) and I also want to apologize to the other members and to the other people who felt/feel unpleasant (or angry or upset or offended or any kind of inconvenience) because of what I wrote on that post. I think I've made careless statement that has possibility to hurt/offend the people who have faith in Allah, and for that, I am very sorry.

I suppose that if they feel offended because of that statement, then it means they have wish/desire to be the believer - I think that's a good wish.

2) The same person mentioned Kassim Ahmad and pointed him (Kassim Ahmad) as believer, and after that reminding, I agree with this person that Kassim Ahmad is a believer. And if I'm not mistaken, this person also mentioned other names, and perhaps this person might be right that they're also believers.

3) Also yesterday, I remembered about a brother who started this thread: http://free-minds.org/forum/index.php?topic=9606247.msg347433#msg347433
And I became remember that I like his devotion in following the Qur'an. Anyway, around the time when this brother had discussion on this thread, it seemed I (myself) didn't pay good/enough attention on what he wrote, I suppose I was still not aware of his perseverance in following the Qur'an. But today, I think he seems to be a believer (if he really practices what he wrote). I think his seriousness in following Qur'an is a good example for us.

When I made the statement (that I want to abrogate), I did not even refer myself as believer. Even until now, I don't see myself as a believer. I see myself as someone who's hoping to be included as muslims. I hope at least I can be counted as muslim, because for me, being a true muslim already not easy, thus being a true believer seems out of my target. I think I don't have enough courage and diligence to be categorized as believer, if compared to the believers I know from the Qur'an, then I am someone who's coward and lazy if compared to them.

However, I am disappointed that I cannot sense the clear signs of the believers existence in this forum. I don't see what is mentioned on verse 9:71 appears on this forum. I think the believers supposed to be allies for one another, meanwhile I don't see the real cooperation/alliance on this forum, I suppose most people here (including me) tend to focus on their own need/inclination. We don't seem to have something (e.g. a real goal) to strive together in a cooperative manner, something that can unite us and make us really like allies. But, maybe I'm also wrong in this, perhaps there's actually something that people here cooperate to support together.

Perhaps I have too ideal standard to define the believer - and maybe I also need to review my standard in defining the believer.

I have hope that there are still true believers in this world. If there are members here who sincerely hope to be true believers then may Allah help and guide them to be true believers and may He place them among the believers.

And to someone who reminded/advised/criticized me, I want to say thank you. Thank you for caring, I've learned valuable things because of your "insistences" (I think I can call those as encouragements from you), thank you very much. May Allah reward you with abundant goodness in this life and in the hereafter.

Peace.

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General Issues / Questions / Re: Helping students cheat
« on: July 11, 2016, 06:46:32 PM »
The educational system as a whole is pretty corrupt with ridiculous tuition and favoring students with high income background.  Most classes are required for students to take them and have no real world significance.

I can't deny that.

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I am not defending cheating here but giving you a background.  The fact of the matter is that me personally have no control on how students use the material given to them by tutors.  I am being a 100% honest with students (my customers) and providing a product which they are paying for.  Hope this makes more sense.

May Allah guide you to choose the right decision regarding this issue. However, if I were you, I possibly choose to stop this kind of business.

Peace.

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Matrimony / Re: In search of a sincere, guided, believing woman!
« on: July 10, 2016, 03:17:37 AM »
All power belongs to Allah and all laws and authority have been given in his books, they are the only laws. Allah has given men a degree over women in both strength(very obvious by nature itself) and rights, I can get the verses for you if you like. :)

No, thanks. I suppose I could imagine the verse you're going to use support your opinion.

Anyway, I think we don't have agreement on "women empowerment" issue, but I'm not having mood for debate.  :peace:

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Matrimony / Re: In search of a sincere, guided, believing woman!
« on: July 10, 2016, 03:14:50 AM »
I'm not a fan of (modern-day) feminism either... It's going too far here in the U.S., in my opinion. I care more about the injustices being committed against women where they're being brutally raped, tortured, treated like a slave, etc... and our injustices here in the U.S. seem to pale in comparison to these women who are facing such hardship.

Since I'm not U.S. citizen, thus I can't comment much on that, but I think you're a rare type of woman, sister. I mean, it seems not many women in U.S. have the wisdom and humbleness that you have.

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Allah is not jealous and He the Exalted was not tired by the Creation and did not rest.

Indeed. I'm glad you understand about those, brother. Praise be to Allah.

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The errors in the Torah are apparent!

Perhaps because that is not the real Torah.

I think the real Torah supposed to have the same rhythm with the Qur'an.

Peace.

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Matrimony / Re: In search of a sincere, guided, believing woman!
« on: July 09, 2016, 07:21:56 PM »
Question. Who told you that you have to go to school to obtain a good job in order to provide for your family, does Allah encourage this in the Quran or are you following the worlds life!

I like this question.

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I work from home and am a highschool dropout

;D

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Tell me, who can find a righteous wife when most women reject the parts of the Quran were it states you can marry 4 wives and believing girls, are you going to tell Allah to his face on the day of judgment that the men who do this commit bigotry and child molestation like the world says of our beloved prophet. Then who is your God?

If someday you meet the suitable/right person, and then if you also have plan to practice polygamy in the future, I hope you will tell it (your plan) to a woman you're going to marry.

I'm not against polygamy if those who're involved (husband, current wife, prospective new wife) agree. However, I think it is injustice if the man hides his polygamy intention from the woman he's going to marry, thus I think it is pretty fair if before marriage a woman knows whether a man she's going to marry is a polygamous type or a monogamous type.

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I am looking for a believing muslim woman, one who knows and accepts the role that Allah has gave her. One who is devoutly obedient and does not try to assert authority (suggestions are fine), is submissive and recognizes the man as the head and leader.

Hmm... how about mutual partnership and cooperation?

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A women who is opposed to feminism and women empowerment because she knows it is against the natural order Allah has set.

I don't favor feminism, but what's wrong with women empowerment?

Peace.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: Hot/"ramadan" Answer
« on: July 08, 2016, 05:48:32 AM »
In my opinion if you want to say something about me or my research, you should first go and research your self and than make statements that i am careless in shearing information.

I'm sorry if I made wrong opinion about you. Perhaps I should not use the world 'careless'.

I think you started that thread with a good question (the title of that thread). But, then you brought this:

The earth is flat, and anyone who disputes this claim is an atheist who deserves to be punished." - Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz, Supreme religious authority, Saudi Arabia

I don't understand why you did that. I think it is not a good idea to put something like that to back up FE. We should not threaten people to believe FE.

Peace.

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Re: were we with god previously?
« on: July 08, 2016, 04:24:35 AM »
I have often thought that prehaps before this life we were alive as our true selves (souls)

Peace. I have similar thought about it.

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: Hot/"ramadan" Answer
« on: July 08, 2016, 04:13:08 AM »
Selam,he was talking to bookish, and i do not have to discuss this with him, we share the same view. Peace

But in my opinion, you were rather 'careless' in sharing the information about FE. I think it is good to be careful (e.g. study it carefully first) and selective if you want to share information about FE on this forum.

Don't you know that there are FE shills?

Peace.

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