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General Issues / Questions / I have a weird question
« on: January 11, 2023, 08:30:12 PM »
Peace

Since we are Qur'an alone believers and we know the Qur'an is true and that there are few of us...

Do you ever notice anything peculiar about how people treat you? Like maybe a lot of people are put off by you and sometimes you think it may be any number of prejudices like racism, sexism, lookism, classism, etc., or other characteristics but then you realise these same people get on with other people regardless of their backgrounds...maybe something about your 'energy' doesn't quite sit right with theirs?

Sometimes I wonder, maybe it's shaytan trying to make us lonely or jinn somehow changing people's perception of us...jinn can see us but we can't see them...I still sometimes wonder if those 'jinn are really a different kind of human' theories are true...


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On second thoughts, I do not think jinn are a type of human...I think they're literally invisible beings/ spirits
 

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Matrimony / 'Muslim Women Can Marry Peaceful Non-Muslim Men'
« on: January 02, 2023, 10:10:27 PM »
Peace

So there's this article I read on a Qur'an alone website titled 'Muslim Women Can Marry Peaceful Non-Muslim Men':

https://www.ahl-alquran.com/arabic/show_article.php?main_id=14595


Could he be right? Maybe the Qur'an was referring to 'aggressive mushriks' who were at war with Muslims?

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Off-Topic / Anyone else feel alone in the Quran Alone community
« on: January 02, 2023, 09:17:23 PM »
Peace

When I was a sunni it was easier to not feel alone when I was around other Muslims because we would genuinely have the same faith and I would often go to mosque and feel some sort of spiritual connection with others there. But since being a Quran aloner, I never went to sunni mosques again. I sometimes manage to connect or be friends with sunnis and if they ask me about my religion I just say I'm Muslim. I feel a *slight* connection there since you know, we probably had a similar upbringing etc. religiously speaking but I don't bring up that I'm a Qur'an aloner. Sometimes that makes me feel like I have imposter syndrome...
At times I will randomly feel a strong connection with people based on personality but when it comes to faith I feel really lonely unless I read Qur'an but in my daily life, I just feel this spiritual loneliness...

Anyone else feel the same?

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Peace

I know some people do not interpret salat as ritual prayer but I am convinced that it is ritual prayer.

However, I find it really hard to pray at work because I don't wear the hijab and obviously as Quran alone Muslims, we pray differently. The thing about my workplace is there's no prayer room so if you pray, your co-workers will most likely see you praying. A lot of my co-workers happen to be traditional Muslims. It's so awkward! I don't pray at work, only at home. I feel guilty about this because I miss prayers because of it. Can I not just pray in my head? I've also thought about wearing a headscarf whilst praying to avoid criticism but wouldn't that be people-pleasing? Is it okay to do this to avoid judgment?

Do you pray at work? How do you deal with this situation?


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Peace

Thank you for the detailed answers.


'In short, the good live a more beautiful and paradisiacal life in this world than the bad.

But some good people also have some bad sides. They pay for them with some hardships in this world and with a lower rank in paradise.'

But if that's so, then why do we see people like the Kardashians living life with ease esp. financially? I mean, I'm not saying they're evil people. They have a good side and everything isn't so black and white but we know people who are believers and aren't living as easily? Or other celebrities etc.

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The Quran says the opposite. In fact, the religion of hadith or Sufism and Islam are opposite religions.

Peace

interesting...could you give some examples of verses to back up this point?

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Peace

Is this true? Sunnis often say this. But evil people suffer too?

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General Issues / Questions / Re: Can we ever understand the logic of God?
« on: November 11, 2022, 08:02:58 PM »
Thanks to every one for making an effort to make me understand through my queries and doubts and I really appreciate every one of you for their posts.

What makes me at peace to a certain level is the post by Hawk99.
Dear Hawk, allow me to further self understand and carry forward your way of thinking and let me know if this is correct.

God does not create this world on the basis of Justice and it would be naive to think about that. The true real life is the hereafter with all the logic an justice. This world is a perfect example of injustice and no logic that we can follow... only this way we can ever understand the happiness, sorrow, pain, suffering, relief. wars . peace. you name it. Else if every thing was perfect we would not have any issues.
Now having said that as you mentioned, it seems a world of Test (with free will). The test for those who sees in justice and do not do anything , an individual or a nation.
I think it is two things. test of patience vs test of Shukr(thankfullness). I believe those poor people who gets the worst are maybe lucky as they utter Gods name in their suffering and pain while those who are blessed (money, beauty you name it) may most likely never remember God in general.
God might be saying this world is like a play ground. 60 years? 70+ at the end all die and then the real world starts where perhaps the unfortunate ones more likely will be the blessed ones.
So on the surface the patience ones seems on the more hit but in reality the bless ones are the real losers in generic sense because the test of Shukar is the most difficult one in the sense that with all the glory and fame humans tend to forget the creator vs the oppressed ones.
Hence God created this unjust system for the ones on either side to realize the others and perhaps be guided?
The child who was born in suffering and will die one day could be a test for all other around him.her (as you also said).
So I think I should take it AS IS and if one is on the receiving end then he or she should adopt more sabr and patience because as Quran says.
57:20
Know that this worldly life is no more than play, amusement, luxury, mutual boasting, and competition in wealth and children. This is like rain that causes plants to grow, to the delight of the planters. But later the plants dry up and you see them wither, then they are reduced to chaff. And in the Hereafter there will be either severe punishment or forgiveness and pleasure of Allah, whereas the life of this world is no more than the delusion of enjoyment.

Thanks again to all.
Salam

So in a nutshell you're saying that people who have it easy here are the bad guys because God tests people he loves harder? So everyone who gets the 'test of thankfulness' through wealth, health, beauty, fame etc. is probably not a good person or that good of a person since the 'test of patience' through adversity is much harder therefore more character building and deserving of reward? But then how does that explain Prophet Suleiman- he was rich since he had a palace. Or prophet Yusuf's beauty? Sure he had his struggles too but there are people who have hardly anything at all. No wealth, health, family, looks etc. It just seems so confusing why some are more blessed than others apart from factors which are seemingly in our control such as how hard we strive for our goals.
 


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I had somewhat similar thought and the jkhan, goodlogic and hawk really provided me best replies.
Have a look

https://free-minds.org/forum/index.php?topic=9612031.0;all

Peace

thanks for the answer

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Peace

Why does it seem like some people's tests are WAY harder than others?

For example, some people are born without certain limbs, some are born blind, others look unattractive and it affects most areas of their life. Others are immigrants which comes with its own set of challenges whereas other people's health, looks, social status and racial identity make their lives so much easier. You might say, yeah but you don't know if that picture perfect person is depressed or have some illness but then you also know of people who are not picture perfect and have all the challenges I mentioned earlier plus they're depressed and suicidal.

has* some illness...typos

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