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Hadiths & Sunna, and Prophet Muhammad's Person / Re: The beard in Islam
« on: September 28, 2012, 08:42:45 AM »
The beard is not a must. If so, the Prophet (may Almighty Allâh bless him and grant him peace) would have stated it to be obligatory and ordered the clean-shaven men to grow their beards. Islam supports freewill and ease, not force and difficulty. Of course, it is much better if one grows his beard but it is not obligatory as far as my concern.

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`Â'isha (may Almighty Allâh be pleased with her), being the wife of the Messenger of Allâh (may Almighty Allâh bless him and grant him peace), is one of the most knowlegable scholars of Islam and one of the closest to the Sunnah of the Prophet (may Almighty Allâh bless him and grant him peace). Men used to ask her religious questions and questions about what the Messenger of Allâh (may Almighty Allâh bless him and grant him peace) would do as she was his wife.

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Antiaparteid, the difference between Islam and all other religions is that, in Islam, you can actually prove the existence of Allâh, the Most Glorified and Exalted, whereas in other religions, it is only blind faith without any kind of proof.

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In Islam / Re: Allah blesses women
« on: September 28, 2012, 06:26:11 AM »
As-Salâmu `Alaykum Wa Rahmatullâhi Wa Barakâtuh.
Just to make things clear, Islam is a religion of ease, not difficulty. Islam is probably the only religion that actually was made in such a way that every human is capable of following physically, mentally, and emotionally. Allâh, the Most Glorified and Exalted, and His Noble Messenger (may Almighty Allâh bless him and grant him peace) do not make anything unlawful just like that. There is always great wisdom and a vital reason behind their commands. When something is made unlawful, it has been made unlawful because it either harms the person doing it or him and the people around him. People oftenly think bad about us Muslims and Islam as a whole because, apart from all the false rumors and propaganda, they criticize Islam and it's commandments without knowing the truth behind them.
To begin with, to whoever said that Allâh, the Almighty and Sublime, only likes males and detests females; of the most repeated verses that Allâh, the Almighty and Sublime, stressed on in the Glorious Qur'ân is one that states, "Bring your proof if you are truthful." If you make any kind of claim in life, you must at least bring some kind of proof or evidence to support your claim. You cannot just claim to own a piece of land without getting some sort of evidence to prove it. Until you find a verse in the Glorious Qur'ân or a Hadîth supporting what you have said, you have no right to say such a thing. On the contrary, if a female is pious and fears Allâh, the Most Gracious and Merciful, He would like her and she would be more honorable in His sight than all males who are less pious and God-fearing than her. Allâh, the Most Glorified and Exalted, states in Sûratul-Hujurât, verse number 13. "Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allâh is the most righteous of you." [49:13]
With regards to the post dealing with Islam and polygamy; as mentioned previously in this post, people criticize Islam without knowing the truth and wisdom behind it. The Glorious Qur'ân permits but does not command a male to have more than just one wife. As a matter of fact, the Glorious Qur'ân stipulates that he is to have one wife. In addition, olygamy provides a reasonable solution to some of life's problems. When there is a shortage of males, for instance after a devastating war, many females will not be capable of finding husbands for themselves. Most women in that case, given the option, would prefer being co-wives than not being married in the first place. Polygamy was and still is practiced by many other religions and cultures aside of Islam. It is also permitted in Biblical and post-Biblical Judaism. All the way from Abraham, David, and Solomon (peace and blessings be upon them) down to the reformation period, polygamy was practiced. Some people incorrectly assume that Muslim males must have 4 wives thus multiple wives are seldom found in Islam today. If you read up on history, in those days, society allowed males to marry as many wives as they had willed, whereas Islam limited the number of wives to four.
Polygamy is even allowed in the Old Testament. For example, in Exodus 21:10, a male can marry an infinite number of females. In addition, in 2 Samuel 5:13, 1 Chronicles 3:1-9, and 14:3, King David (peace and blessings be upon him) had six wives and numerous concubines. In 1 Kings 11:3, King Solomon (peace and blessings be upon him) was mentioned to have had 700 wives and 300 concubines. In 2 Chronicles 11:21, Rehoboam, the son of King Solomon (peace and blessings be upon him), had 18 wives and 60 concubines. There are many more verses from the Old Testament that permit polygamy, but those above seem sufficient enough to prove the point.

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Ben, watch this video regarding the Prophet's (peace and blessings be upon him) with `Ā'isha (may God be pleased with her): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMhxmhCcN9Q;D
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In Islam / Re: Allah blesses women
« on: September 25, 2012, 12:23:17 PM »
May peace and Allah's blessings be upon you all! Do you know that nowadays in the West they are getting most of the laws of inheritance from the Glorious Qur'an itself. In addition, Islam gave women a higher status than they were ever given in all of history up until the present day! All praises and thanks are due to Allah the Almighty for making us from amongst the nation of Prophet Muhammad (may Almighty Allah bless him and grant him peace).

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Peace be upon you all! Brothers and sisters, please stop arguing. Both of you have a point. This thread is pretty inappropriate anyway and might not make people want to embrace Islam, but make then turn away from it instead, and Allah knows best. Our mission is to try to preach Islam and make others embrace Islam and love it out of their own freewill, not to turn Christians atheist and make them hate their religion. Allah, the Most Glorified and Exalted, mentions in one verse, "Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided." [The Glorious Qur'an; 16:125]
Brothers, everybody will be judged alone. Allah knows best of your faith and of hers. Do not call her names. Allah, the Almighty and Sublime, said, "O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one's brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: "O sinner", or "O wicked", etc.]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.)." [The Glorious Qur'an; 49:11]
Best regards brothers and sisters, may peace and Allah's blessings be upon you.

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The Noble Qur'an states: "The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His messengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination."" 
[2:284 from the Noble Qur'an]
Muslims must not make any distinction between any of their prophets (peace and blessings be upon them), and if they do so, then they have not abided properly and followed the characteristics of the believers mentioned in this verse. However, Prophet Muhammad (may Almighty God bless him and grant him peace) is our prophet and we must love him more than everybody else. But yes, I get your point, us Muslims should defend all the prophets of God (peace and blessings be upon them) when one opposes them. 
Us Muslims should, God willing, give good examples on our religion and always act wisely and adapt exalted standards of character like the Prophet of God (may Almighty God bless him and grant him peace) had done.
In addition, if we were to preach to non Muslims, we should do so with wisdom and fair judgement, as the Almighty had instructed in His saying, "Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided." [16:125 from the Noble Qur'an]
Best regards, Ramzi. :)

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In the Bible / Re: Marrying your children???
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:48:31 AM »
Jim, firstly, the God of Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) is Allah too. Proof is that 2000 years back, English did not even exists. It only came into existence in 1066 after the Normans invaded the Saxons, which was more than one a mellinium and a half after Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) was alive. If you do further on him, you would discover that the language he spoke was Aramaic, which is relevantly similar to modern-day Hebrew and modern-day Arabic. Almighty God's name in Aramaic is Allah, and you could even look it up if you do not believe me. Even Arab Christians and Jews say Allah when mentioning God. For proof, go to any hotel or motel on the planet. In the drawer beside the bed, what do you find? A Bible. Flip about six or eight pages and you will find a list of the languages that they are translating the Bible into, and there is a small sample beside each language. It goes by alphabetical order, starting with the Afrikaans language first and then going on to Arabic. The sample is extracted from the Gospel of John (peace and blessings be upon him), chapter 3, verse 16, and beside the Arabic translation it reads: "And for Allah so loved the world...", with the word Allah replacing the word God. Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) was not even called Jesus. He was called `Īsā. Most of the words we use today were not even used at the time of Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him). For example, Job was 'Ayyūb, Abraham was 'Ībrāhīm, Moses was Mūsā and Joseph was called Yūsuf. Even if you go to Israel or anywhere else and meet some Jews, they will tell you this is right. 
Secondly, regarding Jesus Christ (peace and blessings be upon him) being crucified or not; Muslims believe that Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) was never crucified but a look alike of him was instead. Hence, we do not believe that he rose three days later. We believe that God the Almighty raised him up to Himself and before the Day of Judgement, as our Prophet (may Almighty God bless him and grant him peace) prophesized, God will make him reappear and all people would follow one religion. Before carrying on, just avoid misunderstandings, for I swear we love and respect Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) and follow his commandments more than you do. Just from reading your message one could differ that you are one that understands in religion and had read the Bible. 
Although it is one of the six pillars of faith for us to believe in all holy books that Almighty God had descended, we Muslims do not believe in the Bible we have nowadays as it had been changed and fabricated many times. This is not my opinion by the way. A man named FF Bruce, a Bible scholar, mentions in all of his books: "We do not have a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of any of the original manuscripts of the Bible." He even became and atheist after he discovered this. Not just the Bible, but the holy book of the Jews, the Torah, as well as all other holy scriptures save the Noble Qur'an have experienced a great number of fabrications and alliterations. Thus, we Muslims only rely on the Noble Qur'an and consider it to be the exact and unchanged Word of God ever since it's revelation. Proof is that ever since the Noble Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), a large sum of Muslims have memorized the Noble Qur'an, resulting to if anybody were to try and change even a single letter in the Noble Qur'an, it would be clearly noticeable. And in case you were wondering, yes, throughout the years, many have tried and failed to forge and change the Noble Qur'an. Nowadays, approximately 10 million Muslims worldwide know the whole Qur'an by heart. On the other hand, not a single Christian or Jew have memorized their holy scripture. Anyway, back to the subject. So I will, God willing, give you evidence from the Bible itself that Jesus (peace be upon him) could not have been crucified or killed. Keep in mind that anything I might draw out of the Bible is not necessarily the Muslim perspective. The Noble Qur'an states, "That they (the wrong-doers) said (in boast), 'We killed the Christ Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah (God)';- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them [or it appeared so unto them], and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not: Nay, Allah (God) raised him up unto Himself; and Allah (God) is Exalted in Power, Wise." [4:157]
The word "crucify" means to put to death by nailing or binding on to a cross or crucifix. In other words, a person must die on the cross to be crucified, if so does not occur, then he was not crucified. A writing that describes the life, ministry, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (peace be upon him) is called a Gospel. Judas, being the most trusted disciple doing the will of Jesus (peace be upon him), made the Christian Gnostic (Knowledge) Gospel describing the true life of Jesus (peace be upon him) which tell us that Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) was never crucified. However, it was burned by the Church Fathers in the year 325 at the Council of Nicaea and they claimed that Judas was a betrayer. This Gospel was rediscovered in the Egyptian town of Naj Hammadi by a peasant in 1945. If Jesus (peace be upon him) was not crucified and had not died then there could not have been any resurrection. A famous scholar also agreed that there was no evidence of crucifixion in the Gospel. He stated, "If you are looking for texts that depict the act of nailing persons to a cross you will not find any in the Gospels." In addition, according to Gunnar Samuelsson of Gothenburg University, the story of Jesus' execution is based on Christian traditions and artistic illustrations, and not antique texts. This is mentioned in doctoral thesis under the name of "Crucifixion in Antiquity - An Inquiry into the Background of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion". "The problem is descriptions of crucifixions are remarkably absent in the antique literature," said Samuelsson in an interview with the UK Daily Telegraph. "The sources where you would expect to find support for the established understanding of the event really don't say anything." 
Now let us discuss with regard to proofs from the Bible. As mentioned before, to be crucified, one must die on the cross. Jesus (peace be upon him) was put on the cross and brought down in only 3 hours. Only 3 hours is almost impossible for any person to die on a cross. Therefore, Jesus (peace be upon him) was alive. In addition, when he was bought down from the cross, his two cross mates were alive proving that Jesus (peace be upon him) was alive too. Also the legs of Jesus (peace be upon him) were not broken. What use is a broken leg to a dead man? Proving that he was alive. The stone was removed and the winding sheets were unwound proving that Jesus (peace be upon him) was alive. Keep in mind that Jesus (peace be upon him) was disguised as a gardener because he was trying to be saved from the Jews. This too indicates that he was alive at the time. When Mary Magdalene went to touch Jesus (peace be upon him), he said, "Touch me not". He was alive but in pain. The disciples had even heard from Mary Magdalene that Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) was alive. Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "I have not yet ascended unto my father." That means he was not dead. In the upper room Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) showed his hands and feet to prove that he was not a spirit and that he was alive. The disciples were all overjoyed to see him as they thought that he was dead and in the spirit form. There were all happy to see him because he was alive. Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) consumed broiled fish and honeycomb to prove that he was alive. All these points are from the Bible proving that Jesus (peace be upon him) had not been crucified. These are not just random statements taken out of context.
Thirdly, do you know which is the most accurate existing Bible? It is the Gospel of Barnabas, which was claimed to have been written by Barnabas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ (peace and blessings be upon him). However, this Bible was banned to be copied. I was shocked to hear this on an all-Christian forum and was willing to discover why. The answer might not be what you expected though. Anyway, before carrying on any further, just keep in mind that none of this am I making up from my head.
I do not want to take up much of your time, so this is just a summary. From the Gospel of Barnabas two manuscripts are known to have existed, both dated to the late 16th century and written respectively in the Italian and in Spanish languages. With regards to the Spanish manuscript, it is now lost, with it's text surviving only in a partial 18th-century transcript. The Italian manuscript on the other hand houses 222 chapters. One of the main reasons contributing to the banning of this Gospel is that in some key respects, the Gospel of Barnabas conforms to the Islamic interpretation of Christian origins and completely contradicts the New Testament teachings of Christianity. For example, it generally resonates better with existing Muslim views and beliefs than with Christianity as it foretells the coming of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) by name, and rather than describing the crucifixion of the Messiah (peace be upon him), it describes him being raised up into heaven like the description of Prophet Elijah (peace be upon him) in 2 Kings. In addition, it refers to Jesus (peace be upon him) as a prophet whose objective was restricted to the house of Israel. Muslim teaching states with assurance that the prophetic Gospel delivered through Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) has been corrupted and fabricated as we have mentioned in the previous message. Thus no reliance can be placed on any text in the Christian tradition (including the four canonical gospels of the Christian New Testament) as truly representing the teachings of Jesus (peace be upon him). Since from an Islamic perspective, the Gospel of Barnabas is obviously a Christian work as it is demonstrated by its many differences from the Noble Qur'an, it too may be expected to have experienced distortion and undergone a number of fabrications. Consequently, not a single Muslim writer or scholar accepts the Gospel of Barnabas as transmitting the original and authentic Gospel revealed to Jesus (peace be upon him) and very few deny that the known Italian text contains substantial elements of late fabrication and alteration. Nevertheless, Muslim writers are gratified to note those elements of the Gospel of Barnabas that do accord with Qur'anic teaching, such as the denial of Christ (peace be upon him) being Son of God and the prophetic prediction by Jesus (peace be upon him) describing the advent of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Therefore, Muslims regard these specific elements and details as representing the survival of suppressed early traditions of the Messiah (peace be upon him) much more compatible with Islam. 
I swear to God even when I discovered that I was not even expected anything like that.

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