Random thoughts and Notes: Days 26-29

o    The Twelver Shia talks about the possibility of Taqeeya (dissimulation) being used by the Muslims in the situations where their life is in danger. But there is one important point to be considered, which is that the Taqeeya is supposedly applied in their ideology even by the absolute religious leader (the ‘Imaam’) of all humanity in the situations where he feels in danger. Continue reading

Random thoughts and notes: Days 13-17

o    Some people ask that if there were Verses that were meant to be Mutashaabih (ambiguous, and most of the Muslims would never know the meaning of it), then what was the purpose of revealing them in the first place, if we would not get exact instruction by means of such Verses? Continue reading

Random thoughts and notes: Days 2 – 7

Salam Alaykum,

o    (Again, my thoughts are random and they really on many tangents, but at the present, I feel somewhat unable to collect my thoughts in such a way so as to write long passages about one topic; I might even repeat a number of my thoughts from time to time, and this is simply a natural reflection of how my thoughts are moving right now. Continue reading

Initial notes on the post ‘Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space’

(Please read the notice concerning our draft articles)

By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

The following are some introductory notes I am taking in order to better understand an answer given by Shaykh Faraz Khan of the SeekersGuidance institute and its associated site, on the subject of Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space. I know this is a matter that may seem again to be recurring again and again in what I write, but we have to understand that non-Muslims are what they are due Continue reading

Initial response to the comment: ‘Do we really need to discuss the Existence of Allah before talking about the miracles of Islam?’

(Please read the notice concerning our draft articles and works)

By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

Some people may ask whether it is really necessary for us Muslims, in our discussions with non-Muslims or when generally explaining the truth of Islam, to first tackle the issue of the Existence of Allah before moving on to discuss the miracles of Islam, particularly with regards to the miraculous nature of the Qur’an. Continue reading

Introductory notes on the post ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis do not refute Shirk’

(Please read the notice concerning our draft articles and works)

By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

Again, these are a few notes on a post on the sunnianswers blog, this time the post ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis do not refute Shirk’. The Shaykh had actually partitioned his long initial response to Yasir Qadhi into small posts, and these have the advantage of opening themselves up for further commentary and questions by the readers as needed. I will see what type of comments I can give from my side with respect to this post and the subsequent discussion. Continue reading

Introductory notes on the post ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis consider proving the existence of God their utmost priority’

(Please read the notice concerning our draft articles and works)

By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

These are a few notes I am making on the post entitled ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis consider proving the existence of God their utmost priority’ on the sunnianswers blog. In fact, this is an excerpt from the Shaykh’s previous response to Yasir Qadhi’s article (on which I had made some notes on this link), but it was re-posted by the Shaykh later on, probably in order to highlight this matter and to respond to any comments specific to this subtopic. Continue reading

Objection: ‘So your God creates people to later send them to Hellfire?’

Answered by the MuslimAnswers.net Team, with changes and additions by Mawlana Zameelur Rahman

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

In the course of the various discussions Muslims have with non-Muslims, one of the questions presented before us goes something like this: “So let me get this straight. You Muslims say that your God creates people and their actions, and then He sends them to Hellfire? Do you know how silly that sounds?” Continue reading

When “democracy” is used as a basis for everything

 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

A while back I was discussing with an agnostic concerning the subject of Islam, and I said that Islam was the only religion that consistently says that the human being is ontologically distinct from Creator. One way or the other, he understood that this was unlike what one has in Christianity (where it is proclaimed that Jesus Christ is a “unitary point” between humans and God) or in Hinduism (where there is a unity of all existence in an underlying Divinity.) Continue reading