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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Regarding Aisha age.
« on: January 20, 2016, 06:42:40 am »
IT is said that Hazrat Aisha was six years old when her nikah was performed with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Makkah, and nine years old when she moved in to live with her husband in Madina after Hijra.

This piece of misinformation has led to the wrong view that child marriage has the sanction of Islam. It must be noted that establishing the authenticity of hadiths, the narrators’ circumstances and the conditions at that time have to be correlated with historical facts. There is only one hadith by Hisham which suggests the age of Hazrat Aisha as being nine when she came to live with her husband.

Many authentic hadiths also show that Hisham’s narration is incongruous with several historical facts about the Prophet’s life, on which there is consensus. With reference to scholars such as Umar Ahmed Usmani, Hakim Niaz Ahmed and Habibur Rehman Kandhulvi, I would like to present some arguments in favour of the fact that Hazrat Aisha was at least 18 years old when her nikah was performed and at least 21 when she moved into the Prophet’s house to live with him.

According to Umar Ahmed Usmani, in Surah Al-Nisa, it is said that the guardian of the orphans should keep testing them, until they reach the age of marriage, before returning their property (4:6). From this scholars have concluded that the Quran sets a minimum age of marriage which is at least puberty. Since the approval of the girl has a legal standing, she cannot be a minor.

Hisham bin Urwah is the main narrator of this hadith. His life is divided into two periods: in 131A.H. the Madani period ended, and the Iraqi period started, when Hisham was 71 years old. Hafiz Zehbi has spoken about Hisham’s loss of memory in his later period. His students in Madina, Imam Malik and Imam Abu Hanifah, do not mention this hadith. Imam Malik and the people of Madina criticised him for his Iraqi hadiths.

All the narrators of this hadith are Iraqis who had heard it from Hisham. Allama Kandhulvi says that the words spoken in connection with Hazrat Aisha’s age were tissa ashara, meaning 19, when Hisham only heard (or remembered), tissa, meaning nine. Maulana Usmani thinks this change was purposely and maliciously made later.

Historian Ibn Ishaq in his Sirat Rasul Allah has given a list of the people who accepted Islam in the first year of the proclamation of Islam, in which Hazrat Aisha’s name is mentioned as Abu Bakr’s “little daughter Aisha”. If we accept Hisham’s calculations, she was not even born at that time.

Some time after the death of the Prophet’s first wife, Hazrat Khadija, Khawla suggested to the Prophet that he get married again, to a bikrun, referring to Hazrat Aisha (Musnad Ahmed). In Arabic bikrun is used for an unmarried girl who has crossed the age of puberty and is of marriageable age. The word cannot be used for a six-year-old girl.

Some scholars think that Hazrat Aisha was married off so early because in Arabia girls mature at an early age. But this was not a common custom of the Arabs at that time. According to Allama Kandhulvi, there is no such case on record either before or after Islam. Neither has this ever been promoted as a Sunnah of the Prophet. The Prophet married off his daughters Fatima at 21 and Ruquiyya at 23. Besides, Hazrat Abu Bakr, Aisha’s father, married off his eldest daughter Asma at the age of 26.

Hazrat Aisha narrates that she was present on the battlefield at the Battle of Badar (Muslim). This leads one to conclude that Hazrat Aisha moved into the Prophet’s house in 1 A.H. But a nine-year-old could not have been taken on a rough and risky military mission.

In 2 A.H, the Prophet refused to take boys of less than 15 years of age to the battle of Uhud. Would he have allowed a 10-year-old girl to accompany him? But Anas reported that he saw Aisha and Umme Sulaim carrying goatskins full of water and serving it to the soldiers (Bukhari). Umme Sulaim and Umme Ammara, the other women present at Uhud, were both strong, mature women whose duties were the lifting of the dead and injured, treating their wounds, carrying water in heavy goatskins, supplying ammunition and even taking up the sword.

Hazrat Aisha used the kunniat, the title derived from the name of a child, of Umme Abdullah after her nephew and adopted son. If she was six when her nikah was performed, she would have been only eight years his senior, hardly making him eligible for adoption. Also, a little girl could not have given up on ever having her own child and used an adopted child’s name for her kunniat.

Hazrat Aisha’s nephew Urwah once remarked that he was not surprised about her amazing knowledge of Islamic law, poetry and history because she was the wife of the Prophet and the daughter of Abu Bakr. If she was eight when her father migrated, when did she learn poetry and history from him?

There is consensus that Hazrat Aisha was 10 years younger than her elder sister Asma, whose age at the time of the hijrah, or migration to Madina, was about 28. It can be concluded that Hazrat Aisha was about 18 years old at migration. On her moving to the Prophet’s house, she was a young woman at 21. Hisham is the single narrator of the hadith whose authenticity is challenged, for it does not correlate with the many historical facts of the time.


Taken from http://www.dawn.com/news/696084/of-aishas-age-at-marriage

Brothers do you agree with the above points that author has given regarding the age of Aisha. The author says that Aisha age was not 6 or 9 but it was more than 19 years old. What are your views regarding it? Should we use these points to refute Islamophobia?

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SAUDI SCHOLARS - " BIRMINGHAM QUR'AN ISN'T THE OLDEST "
By Arabian Business http://bit.ly/1OCdKs5


MAKKAH – A British university's claim of discovering the world's oldest Qur'an has been refuted by Saudi scholars as publicity stunt, denying the assertion that the copy was written during the era of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

“It is not possible to ascertain that the parchments were written close to the time of the Prophet (pbuh),” Abdul Sattar Al Halouji, a Saudi scholar, was quoted as telling Makkah daily, Arabian Business reported on Monday, July 27.

Fragments of what is thought to be the world's oldest Qur'an have been found in the University of Birmingham with experts saying the manuscripts date back to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) era some 1370 years ago.The announcement followed radiocarbon analysis which proved that they was written in the period between 568CE and 645CE, with 95.4% accuracy. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is believed to have lived between 570CE and 632CE, meaning the text found at the university was written during the Prophet's life.
The manuscripts consist of parts of Suras [chapters] 18 to 20 of the holy book, written in an early form of Arabic script known as Hijaz. Accusing the Birmingham university of seeking a public stunt, Al Halouji said that experts should have examined the ink used in writing the chapters of the holy book. He said the hide, or animal skin, on which the text was written could be as old as the researchers suggest, but that does not prove the text was written at that time.

“The university should have examined the ink not the hide on which it was written,” he said.

The Qur’an is a revelation from God, the creator of the worlds, so He is the original author. There is only one Qur’an which is in Arabic, with many of its translations in several languages.There could be multiple translations by different authors in the same language such as English.The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) through the archangel Gabriel who helped the Prophet memorize the Qur’an, as reported in several authentic Hadith narrations. Saudi archaeologists asserted that the red ink used to separate between chapters was not used during the era of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).Moreover, writing the words ‘Bismillah Al Rahman Al Raheem’ [in the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate] was not written either in red ink.

“The manuscript might possibly be from the time of Othman Bin Affan who became Caliph many years after the death of the Prophet (pbuh),” archaeologist Adnan Al Sharif, dean of libraries at Umm Al Qura University, told the newspaper.

“During the time of the Prophet (pbuh), the Qur'an was not organized or put in its present day form. Also, there were no colors used.”

He added there were several observations that cast doubt on the Birmingham University claims.

“One of these is the red-color separation between the Bismillah and the two Surahs of Mariam and Taha. It was not customary during the Prophet’s time to separate between the Surahs. This copy seems to be organized in [an] order which was not so during the time of the Prophet (pbuh),” he said.

He added that the radiocarbon examination of a manuscript could only indicate the century in which it was made and not the year.

“There are copies of the Quran in Turkey, Egypt and Yemen dating back to the first Hijra century. This means that they are concurrent to the Birmingham manuscript,” Al Sharif was quoted as saying.

Abbas Tashkandi, another manuscript expert, expressed a similar opinion. “The hide may be old but the writing may be new,” he said.

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Salam Aleykom,

Al'hamdu li'llah, masha'Allah, and insha'Allah they will confirm that this manuscript is preserved without any alteration (insha'Allah will be the same copy as we have now). Allah promised that He will protect Quran so I believe it is a living miracle!

It's confirmed Brother please read the first post or go to link :)

"These portions must have been in a form that is very close to the form of the Koran read today, supporting the view that the text has undergone little or no alteration and that it can be dated to a point very close to the time it was believed to be revealed."

- Professor David Thomas from Birmingham University.

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Now let them come and talk about their sana manuscript!
I don't get his ???

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It is dated to the time of Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman over 1370 years ago! This is beyond incredible subhanAllah. Click the link for full news


OLDEST QURAN FOUND IN BIRMINGHAM
By BBC World News http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33436021

Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence.The pages of the Muslim holy text had remained unrecognised in the university library for almost a century.The British Library's expert on such manuscripts, Dr Muhammad Isa Waley, said this "exciting discovery" would make Muslims "rejoice".The manuscript had been kept with a collection of other Middle Eastern books and documents, without being identified as one of the oldest fragments of the Koran in the world.


When a PhD researcher, Alba Fedeli, looked more closely at these pages it was decided to carry out a radiocarbon dating test and the results were "startling". The university's director of special collections, Susan Worrall, said researchers had not expected "in our wildest dreams" that it would be so old. "Finding out we had one of the oldest fragments of the Koran in the whole world has been fantastically exciting." The tests, carried out by the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, showed that the fragments, written on sheep or goat skin, were among the very oldest surviving texts of the Koran. These tests provide a range of dates, showing that, with a probability of more than 95%, the parchment was from between 568 and 645.

"They could well take us back to within a few years of the actual founding of Islam," said David Thomas, the university's professor of Christianity and Islam. According to Muslim tradition, the Prophet Muhammad received the revelations that form the Koran, the scripture of Islam, between the years 610 and 632, the year of his death. Prof Thomas says the dating of the Birmingham folios would mean it was quite possible that the person who had written them would have been alive at the time of the Prophet Muhammad.

"The person who actually wrote it could well have known the Prophet Muhammad. He would have seen him probably, he would maybe have heard him preach. He may have known him personally - and that really is quite a thought to conjure with," he says.

"These portions must have been in a form that is very close to the form of the Koran read today, supporting the view that the text has undergone little or no alteration and that it can be dated to a point very close to the time it was believed to be revealed."
- Professor David Thomas from Birmingham University.

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Yeah i saw this 5 / 6 Months ago.

One more interesting thing ISIS Banned Eid prayers in Iraq claiming that it was not performed by Prophet Muhammad(pbuh).
http://www.onislam.net/english/news/middle-east/489741-isil-bans-eid-prayer.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/918462/is-bans-eidul-fitr-prayers-in-iraq-calls-it-non-islamic/
http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/100720151

- During Ramadan i also heard the News that ISIS declared Palestinians as ' infidels ' ( Non-Muslims ) and they will declare Jihad against them. But for some reason now i am unable to find that news whenever i search on google i always get in Anti-Islamic Website. If you can find the News then please share it here. :)

- Last thing which may bring you tears is about Syrian Refugees. The Population of Syrian Refugees is now more than 4 Million means population more than the City of Los Angeles . This is because of war going in Syria, because of ISIS. May Allah(swt) help Syrian Muslims from these Hypocrites & Khawarij ISIS.

WATCH VIDEO ON FACEBOOK - http://on.fb.me/1Ijdr52
WATCH VIDEO ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNhv3Jkq9Hk

Map of current situation in Syria, Most of the territory is controlled by monsters like ISIS and Al-Nusra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Civil_War#/media/File:Syrian_civil_war.png

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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Penis kissing hadith??
« on: July 18, 2015, 03:36:12 pm »
Hadith is daeef, and for God sake don't debate with such people if you don't have sufficient answers, as they will surely spoil your religion.

I am sure he knows that Hadeeth is deaf. He just need the translation in English of that Arabic Thread. Can you help with that? Maybe not.

Last but not least, you're an ignorant fool.


This is really disrespectful.


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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Penis kissing hadith??
« on: July 18, 2015, 02:13:35 pm »
Why is he barking anyway? He hasn't provided the proof from Six Authentic Hadiths. But you are right translation is also important for  strong response.

Here is the link to the post http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php?topic=1667.msg6646#msg6646

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Which was the madhab of Prophet(S)?Hanafi?Shafi?Hanbali?Maliki?

Islam

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That's really a sad story. Most time people say that Madhabs are not sects, They are School of Thoughts and it's because there is different opinions of Islamic Scholars. Well if that's so than why people call themselves as Hanafi, Shafi', Malaki, Hanbali? Why don't they call themselves as Muslims? They also say 'That all Madhabs are right' So why do people have problem if a person does not follow your Madhab?

Actually people forgot the message of the Qur'an and Sunnah.

The Glorious Qur’an says:

“And hold fast, altogether, by the rope Which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves.' [Al-Qur'an 3:103]

Which is the rope of Allah that is being referred to in this verse? It is the Glorious Qur'an. The Glorious Qur’an is the rope of Allah which all Muslims should hold fast together. There is double emphasis in this verse. Beside saying ‘hold fast all together’ it also says, ‘be not divided’.

The Qur’an further says,              

“Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger” [Al-Qur’an 4:59]

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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Ramadan Mubarak '15
« on: June 24, 2015, 04:28:57 am »
Why do Muslims fast?

Many Muslims do not really understand why they fast. If you pick any random Muslim on the street and ask, you might get one of the following answers:

1. That’s what I’ve been told, from a very young age.

2. People around (other Muslims) fast, so why wouldn’t I?

3. Hello, it’s one of the five pillars!

4. Its Ramazan, that’s why!

5. Without fasting, there’s no Eid. Bummer!

6. Just fast and stop asking. If I don’t fast, everyone will call me a bad Muslim.

Reason number 1
Unfortunately, none of the above is true. These distorted ideas have been long propagated by some ignorant Muslim societies as a short cut to easily deal with those who question and avoid real discussions. Delving deeper into the subject, I discovered that God had answered my question 1400 years ago in Chapter 2 verse 183.

So the purposes of fasting were piety (God-consciousness) and righteousness. In simpler words, the objectives of fasting are first, to draw our hearts closer to God and second, to instil virtue, goodness and morality in us.

How can fasting make us closer to God, or teach goodness? Can’t we be religious and good without fasting? People who don’t fast aren’t necessarily bad, are they?

The real definition and practice of fasting extends beyond simply abstaining from food and drinks. Fasting also means self-restraint, from everything and anything that may displease God or go against the principles of decency. When we fast, we don’t eat or drink except at the right time, we don’t speak except for good words, we don’t perform except for beneficial deeds and we do not allow our hearts to be occupied by anything except for God, righteousness and all that is constructive.

Physically, fasting makes us hungry. Hunger makes one weak and vulnerable. Being in this condition reminds us that as humans, we are never self-sufficient and without continuous nourishment, we cannot survive.

Therefore, we are taught two things: that we are dependent on the constant need for a greater power, and how little gratitude we have shown all this while in the midst of enjoying the abundance of food. We eat and drink in abundance, but rarely thank the Provider. Often we waste, carelessly spend and spoil ourselves without any sense of guilt or responsibility, despite being aware that millions out there suffer from unimaginable hunger and poverty.

Fasting and Science
Fasting has other advantages as well. Scientists have long promoted this practice as a way of keeping the body healthy and young. In fact, many doctors say that the less you eat, the longer you live, and that occasional fasting has immense health benefits. It is also a known fact that numerous chronic diseases are caused by over-eating and unhealthy dietary patterns.

But hey, I am not interested in science as a way of proving the importance of fasting. My previous encounters with similar issues have taught me a good lesson – the Quran is a book of signs, not science. Living in a world ruled by scientific advancements does not make us obliged to always validate God’s rulings with science. If God’s commands are compatible with some scientific theories, I would rather take that as a sign of His infinite wisdom, and that the laws of nature surely have no choice but to be subservient to their Creator.

However, if they seem incompatible with each other, be mindful that science and all its theories are never absolute. They change from time to time. Scientists may declare today that a certain drug is the most effective treatment for a certain disease, only to find out 10 years later that it actually causes the body more harm than good. Similarly, who can guarantee that all the quantum physics theories will remain as they are 50 years from now?

World hunger and poverty
When we fast, we are able to grasp the reality of hunger through first-hand experience. We feel the discomfort of a growling stomach and desperate craving for something delicious to pacify our tummies. We start imagining all kinds of delicious foods as sunset approaches. Does that remind us of someone, or something?

I flipped through a few magazines and discovered some shocking facts:

1. Roughly, 925 million people are afflicted by hunger, every day.

2. The world produces enough food for seven billion of its inhabitants, but hunger is still widespread.

3. In 2010, it was estimated that 7.6 million children – 20,000 a day – died from hunger.

4. Poverty is the principal cause of hunger.

5. The number of hungry grew in Africa over the period, from 175 million to 239 million, with nearly 20 million added in the last few years.

6. Developed regions also saw the number of hungry rise, from 13 million in 2004-2006 to 16 million in 2010-2012.

I closed my eyes and thought of all the innocent children who remain hungry day after day, having nothing left but their imagination of a possibly bright future, the gullible babies who are born underweight because the mothers have been undernourished, the toddlers who do not have enough to eat and succumb to simple, preventable diseases, men who starve in order to feed their wives and children and women who starve to make sure their babies are fed.

Reason number 2

Had I not fasted, I would not have understood the difficulty and pain of hunger. People may know some facts and feel sorry for the needy, but genuine solidarity with the less fortunate can only be realised through experiencing the same harsh conditions that they grapple with on a daily basis.

One will not truly understand what it means to be a Palestinian living under siege in Gaza, until he stays there and sees for himself the daily oppression taking place.

One cannot grasp the fear and horror of Syrian children living in trapped districts where bombshells are dropped every few hours, until he goes through similar events.

The same applies to hunger and poverty. Unless we carry part of the burden on our shoulders, we will never understand the grief and torment of starvation and we will not fully digest the meaning of empathy.

Therefore, that is how morality and virtue is instilled through fasting. From now on, the sight of a beggar will not annoy me, for the month of Ramazan has given me professional training on what hunger is all about, and how to treat the needy. This holy month has infused the spirit of compassion and empathy in my soul. I now see the have-nots as my beloved equals, not a financial or societal burden as taught in many textbooks.

Upon understanding this beautiful ritual of fasting and the reason it is prescribed, I feel at ease. It is true that knowledge and understanding gives you the confidence and eloquence to face the world, no matter how ruthless or sceptical it might be towards Ramazan and the concept of fasting

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Tips to stay Healthy and Hydrated ( BY globalnews.ca )
http://globalnews.ca/news/2064134/ramadan-fasting-tips-to-stay-healthy-hydrated/

Nutrition tips in Ramadan  ( BY globalnews.ca )
http://globalnews.ca/news/1454037/7-nutrition-tips-for-ramadan-fasting/

Stay hydrated during Ramadan  ( BY Nestle )
http://www.nestle-family.com/my-ramadan/ramadan-articles/english/stay-hydrated-during-ramadan.aspx

Brother you said you are physically weak. Do you mean you are sick? If you are sick and you have trouble fasting or you think fasting will make you more sick and ill then don't fast.

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. ( Quran 2:185 )

You can read the articles/Fatwas below, They are about fasting for sick/ill people.
http://islamqa.info/en/140246
http://islamqa.info/en/12488

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Eat 2 bowls of yogurt drink 4 - 5 glass of water in Sehri , hopefully you won't become thirsty. What is your age?

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