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martha1031

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Re: I'm a new, self-professed "Believer"
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2014, 03:21:50 PM »
Hello and welcome,

I also recently started calling myself a Muslim, but now a Submitter because English is my language. I'm 43, so in my 40's too. What has helped me in dealing with the conflict I see among people due to religion is reminding myself that if deeds or words are hateful then they have absolutely nothing to do with religion. Anyone who judges, hates, or kills is not practicing true religion. In fact, they are following Satan, and they are using words tied to true religion in order to deceive those that are unsure or frail. Through other self-learning I've done, I learned that certain parts of Earth have special energy somehow tied to heaven so praying in a certain direction makes sense to me, though prior to becoming a Submitter in October of this (almost last) year, I would just pray wherever I was at in whatever direction I was facing. Prayer has been the healing power in my life and I'm grateful for the way it has shaped me. I grew up Catholic by the way.

Martha

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Re: I'm a new, self-professed "Believer"
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2014, 08:01:45 PM »
hello martha,

Peace,
As you are I've been lurking in this forum in out just to search what the part of the below verses of Quran :

from fm translations:

69:0 In the name of God, the Almighty, the Merciful.
69:1 The reality.
69:2 What is the reality?

And yes I'm still struggling as English not to mention Arabic is my biggest weaknesses and sometimes I experienced brain freeze that render myself not knowing what to do. I just hope that God guides me before the ultimatum comes knocking...

70:5 So be patient with a good patience.
70:6 They see it as far away.
70:7 And We see it as near.

So God Please Help Us...

good logic

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Re: I'm a new, self-professed "Believer"
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2014, 11:44:19 PM »
Peace Syyiam.

69:13-18 gives you  your answer on what will be the " reality"?

Here are the sequence of events of that "reality":
69:13
When the horn is blown once.
فَإِذا نُفِخَ فِى الصّورِ نَفخَةٌ وٰحِدَةٌ
69:14
The earth and the mountains will be carried off and crushed; utterly crushed.
وَحُمِلَتِ الأَرضُ وَالجِبالُ فَدُكَّتا دَكَّةً وٰحِدَةً
69:15
That is the day when the inevitable event will come to pass.
فَيَومَئِذٍ وَقَعَتِ الواقِعَةُ
69:16
The heaven will crack, and fall apart.
وَانشَقَّتِ السَّماءُ فَهِىَ يَومَئِذٍ واهِيَةٌ
69:17
The angels will be all around, and Your Lord's dominion will then encompass eight (universes).*
وَالمَلَكُ عَلىٰ أَرجائِها وَيَحمِلُ عَرشَ رَبِّكَ فَوقَهُم يَومَئِذٍ ثَمٰنِيَةٌ

( In the Hereafter, an eighth universe will be created that will be even farther than our seventh universe; it will be called ``Hell'') (89:23).

69:18
On that day, you will be exposed, nothing of you can be hidden.
يَومَئِذٍ تُعرَضونَ لا تَخفىٰ مِنكُم خافِيَةٌ


On that day,happy will be the one who is given his/her record in the "right hand"and sad and remorseful will be the one who is given his/her record in the left hand?

GOD bless you.
Peace.

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Re: I'm a new, self-professed "Believer"
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2015, 05:46:20 AM »
peace good logic,

Thanks for replying,Yes that the verses that I refer by "ultimatum" in this very life or when death come near or sudden, not meant to tell my life story but deep down inside I feel so lonely...just trying and trying to talk to god and ask for forgiveness and provisions since so much sins during the ignorance days...dunno whether this is the retribution or a test but feeling more like retribution which I'm slowly failing to doom..almost everything I do and plan failed and that's resulting to my brain freeze out and dunno what to do..feeling my life is so low and useless not be able to contribute to good deeds that mention in the Quran. When I read the post by some of forumers here than i start wishing that I have the understanding and the bravery of you guys and start wondering how you guys even manage to do all the research and yet live daily life day after day which I start to fail big time, hmm enough already, i'm sorry to waste your time by these off topic pathethic story of my life..meantime I'll try asking again and again from God until he provides the inspiration/provisions or ultimately die trying.

peace..may god help us all. by the way sorry for the bad english.. :&

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Re: I'm a new, self-professed "Believer"
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2019, 11:36:07 AM »
It's been years since I, the OP, have visited this forum.

Yes, I'm still liberal. And I still pray as much as I could. Trying to be a 'decent' muslim.

After all these years, the best part is this: I was able to draw my wife 'back' into Islam! Her previous hubby was a Muslim and she had taken up Islam while they were together. After they separated, she left Islam.

I met her in 2010 and we wedded in 2014. Yes, during the wedding, she sworn in to accept Islam, but didn't take things seriously. (We live in different part of the country).

Now that I was able to urge her to 'get back' into believing in Allah, she seems to be accepting slowly.

Few days ago we were traveling to another town in search of supplies for the business. While we were on the way, we prayed in the car and asked that Allah will let us find the supplies we wanted.

I was driving towards our planned destination, a very familiar route. Suddenly I took a wrong turn, got into the wrong road, and headed elsewhere. I know where the road was heading to and then said to my wife, "Alright, let's get there. Allah has some tricks up his sleeve."

When we arrived at the 'unplanned' destination, we were able to find our supplies at a much, much, much lower price. My wife was so surprised and then said to me, "Allah is great!" I was so happy that Allah lead us there. And even more happy that her faith in Allah has strengthened.

If not a miracle, what can it be!
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: I'm a new, self-professed "Believer"
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2019, 10:26:50 AM »
Yes, I'm still liberal. And I still pray as much as I could. Trying to be a 'decent' muslim.

Good for you.. whatever label that you put on yourselves or everyone else put on you doesn't matter.

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When we arrived at the 'unplanned' destination, we were able to find our supplies at a much, much, much lower price. My wife was so surprised and then said to me, "Allah is great!" I was so happy that Allah lead us there. And even more happy that her faith in Allah has strengthened.

If not a miracle, what can it be!

Miracle is a normality... normality is miracle.. it merely dependent on one perception.
ASK and it shall be given, SEEK and you shall find.