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Off-Topic / Re: Why Hijab/Modesty culture is toxic to society
« on: September 27, 2019, 10:16:20 AM »
Salam,

A hijab or head cover (in current arabic slang) is just a piece of cloth. It is neither toxic or non-toxic. Qur'an does call for modest dress for both men and women so that is not up for debate.

Problem #1 is not the hijab but the IMBALANCE of men rights vs women rights in traditional islamic countries as in the middle east. That is what we, Qur'an followers, should all be fighting against.

Problem #2 is that hijab has become a symbol for women oppression which some people in the Western world use to push a overly sexual culture. That is also a problem for us Qur'an followers as we should not ascribe to that type of looseness in society.

So in my view, Qur'an followers should not defend the chauvinism in traditional Islamic world NOR should we support overly liberal Western views of sexuality. Women should be free to wear hijiab or not wear hijab.

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Salam, another thought that I have been pondering is with respect to matter and the "natural" laws that govern our universe.

41:11 Then He settled to the heaven, while it was still smoke, and He said to it, and to the earth: "Come willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We come willingly."

33:72 We have offered the trust to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were fearful of it. But man accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

To me this seems to indicate that all matter has the "freedom" to deviate from Allah's natural laws if they wanted, but they "choose" to abide by them out of fear/respect of Allah.

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Salam, if you ever had the time to post your research, I would be very much interested in reading it. Thanks!  :peace:

Sorry,

ERRATUM - "I have 2 arabic linguistics to find the good number" => "I have 2 arabic linguistics proofs to find the good number". The word "proof" was missing in my previous intervention.

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Salam Iyakka,

can you conduct your plural root analysis on the verses in Surah 18 with respect to the sleepers in the cave? Can you extract that indeed the count of the sleepers is 7 with 8 including the dog?

Thanks!

Ok sorry - i misunderstood.
Peace

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General Issues / Questions / Re: An ardent cry of help! Someone, please?
« on: August 28, 2019, 11:08:45 AM »
Salam the fact that you are worried about these things in a world where people have lost their connection to a spiritual side is a good sign in and of itself that you are not going to be "abandoned".

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General Issues / Questions / Re: An ardent cry of help! Someone, please?
« on: August 28, 2019, 10:31:10 AM »
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General Issues / Questions / Re: An ardent cry of help! Someone, please?
« on: August 28, 2019, 10:30:37 AM »
Salam have you ever considered it might be better to stop "searching" and let whatever you are searching for come to you? Sounds like you might be hitting some mental burnout with so many thoughts going on at once plus your responsibility to your family and job. I'd take a break from constantly analyzing the path you are on and just absorb the life experiences instead with the understanding that if a God exists He will show you the signs you are looking for. I lived my life not worrying about anything and yet I was "guided" to a certain understanding of Islam and God. By "guided" I don't mean I received a concrete sign per say but rather I saw multiple understanding about a subject and let time and wisdom filter out things that didn't make sense. What I believed when I was 15 years old isn't what I believe now at 39. And it doesn't bother me one bit nor do I ever think I was on the wrong path. To question and realign your understanding over time IS the right path.

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Salam keno,

If you are indeed hearing a  divine voice it should be telling you to do more charity work, be kinds to people (even those that anger or hurt you), care for the orphan kids around you, stand up to modern day injustices induced by capitalism, corporate slavery, forsake idols such as money, give up human desires for material things. If the voice is telling you to jump off a roof it is not God. God WANTS us to LIVE and SERVE Him by doing the things mentioned. That way when we meet Him we will have a lifetime of deeds to show Him.

Thanks!

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Salam Sarah,

The way I see it is that we have three fixed points in life. The day we are born, the day we die, and the Day we meet our Lord. The paths we take between these points is undecided. Yes Allah swt would have the ability to see the infinite number of decisions and consequences we are able to take every microsecond of life, yet He has established a reality for us with the freedom to maneuver along the path as we want without any major interference. In that sense we have free will.

Additionally my thoughts are that we do not have the mental functions to understand the will of God. His decision to create life, create a reward and punishment system would require us to process a near infinite number of variables in order to fully understand. The human mind can only process 3-5 variables before we lose the ability to understand a subject. Hence why we use computer modeling to simplify natural phenomenas.

To fully understand the ultimate truth is to first understand the limitations of the human mind.


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General Issues / Questions / Re: Addition of Isa (SA) to shahaddah?
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:41:35 AM »
Salam D,

See the following verses in the Qur'an about how prophet Isa will react to his "followers" on the Day of Atonement:

5:116 And God will say: "O Jesus, son of Mary, did you tell the people to take you and your mother as gods other than God?" He said: "Glory to you, I cannot say what I have no right of. If I had said it then You know it, You know what is in my self while I do not know what is in Your self. You are the Knower of the unseen."

5:117 "I only said to them what You commanded me to say, that you shall serve God my Lord and your Lord; and I was witness over them as long as I was with them, but when You terminated my life, You were watcher over them. You are witness over all things."

5:118 "If You punish them, then they are Your servants, and if You forgive them, then You are the Noble, the Wise."

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