Random Thoughts and Notes: Days 121-131

o I know we Muslims all have an emotional attachment to the Prophet ﷺ and this is of course good and proper; and we also know that he is the Messenger of Allah the Exalted in truth. But this still does not mean that the tools of Fiqh – understanding, or let us say graded understanding- are not to be applied to his ﷺ sayings at all. Continue reading

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Simple Argument for the Creator’s Existence

By Hafiz Mahmut, Edited and modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

Question: After reading your previous article, I wanted to mentioned that from what I know, Muslim scholars present the sophisticated proofs [such as their versions of the Kalam Cosmological Argument] as a ‘defense’ mechanism rather than for pure Da’wah, given that many questions come from Muslims who have no formal training in Islamic theology yet are confused about the Existence of Allah. So can one still say that sophisticated arguments should be avoided, or what can be said about the Islamic Kalam arguments? Continue reading

Random thoughts and notes: Days 108-120

o   People say that “if only” we could have more proper scientists in the Muslim Ummah, we could start mounting a serious challenge against the Western-led worldview that is now dominant. I do not know everything about this issue, but to me at least, the matter seem to be more complex that this: From one side, it is true that a large proportion of Muslims seek to turn to a profession that gives them the best immediate economic return, Continue reading

Answer with regards to what some say about evidences for Allah and the concept of ‘Infinity’

By Hafiz Mahmut, Edited and modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

Question: In connection to the proofs for the Existence of Allah, some people say that Infinite regress (Tasalsul) is in fact possible, and there is no logical impossibility involved at all. What do we say to this?

Answer:

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

To begin with, I like to look at these concepts from a mathematics or physics point of view as I am a scientist rather than a ‘pure philosopher’, and I disagree with philosophers on many points. Continue reading

Random Thoughts and Notes: Days 93-107

o   Some people might ask me as to why am I sometimes presenting points as if I were wavering in certain matters, or why do I at times present certain points without finally resolving the issue under discussion. All I can say is that these are cumulative random thoughts, and that I do try to write down whatever resolutions may be presented; Continue reading