(Draft Article) Small comment on article titled ‘What is Advaita?’

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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We were pointed to an article or part of a talk entitled: “What is Vedanta?” by the 19th century Hindu monk “Swami Vivekananda”. The article is very short, but since it presents the central theme of the Advaita philosophy, we would like to make a few comments about it. In the article itself, the monk says that there are a number of philosophical streams within Hinduism concerning the topic of the underlying nature of reality, but we can only say something about the particular viewpoint put forth by the monk, and other competing views will have to wait for other articles. The comments of the monk are in italics, ours in normal font. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on two lectures concerning the Qur’an, its reliability, and the response to certain allegations

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Salam Alaykum,

The following are basically the preliminary personal notes for the first two lectures from the following link[1]. There are many important things mentioned in these two lectures (delivered by Instructor Hafiz Mehmud and Shaykh Atabek Nasafi). Whenever necessary, I will try to insert pertinent views on the subtopic under discussion. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Question: How do Muslims handle the “Paradox of God and the Un-liftable Stone”?

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The question is asked from time to time, as to how Muslims find a way out of the “paradox of God and the Stone He cannot lift”. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Objection: “Allah cannot feel our disappointments and sudden shocks and thus He does not know about them”

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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One interesting argument I recently happened to read from the Atheist camp goes as follows in its logical structure:

Suppose that I am looking forward to a promotion in my job, but a moment comes when I suddenly find out that such a promotion will not occur, and I am disappointed at this shock. The atheist says that this feeling of  disappointment and the knowledge of how it feels to be suddenly disappointed is only known to me, not to a supposed God. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Someone asked: “Why does Existence exist?”

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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I found an unusual question of a non-Muslim who asked, “Why does Existence exist?”[1]. For the purposes of the question, he can accept that angels, humans, and even God exists, but he wanted to know why existence as such exists. Continue reading

On Facebook, Twitter, and Atheism

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The title of this post may take many by surprise. Outside of facebook pages and tweets promoting atheism and belittling religions, what could possibly be the relation between social media and atheistic beliefs? What could simple tweets and posting of pictures have to do with rejecting the existence of God? Continue reading

(Draft Article) It was asked: “Why does God let there be so much suffering on Earth?”

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Someone asked the question: “Why does God let there be so much suffering on Earth?” Sometimes this is followed by the declaration by certain people that: “Given that there is so much suffering on the Earth, it is impossible to believe in the existence of a wise God”. Continue reading

(Draft article) Agnostic says: I cannot believe in God until He manifests Himself plainly

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We found the following light-hearted hypothetical scenario presented by a self-declared agnostic, and we believe it is important to present it and address the problems inherent in such an exposition. The agnostic said[1]

I was once asked … Continue reading

Worshipping Allah: Thankfulness and Legalism

By MuslimAnswers.net Team (checked by Mufti Aadiel Moosagie, Council of Ulama Eastern Cape)

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Certain atheists say something along the lines of: “Alright, suppose I accept that God exists and that He provides everything for us. But His giving us life, shelter, etc., does not necessitate our worshipping Him, or obeying Him. There is no connection between God giving us life and us being obliged to worship and obey God.” Continue reading

(Draft Article) Discussion with a follower of Advaita Vedanta

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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Recently we engaged a Hindu follower of the Advaita Vedanta theological school[1] in a discussion, from which many of his beliefs were presented to us. Below is the presentation of such beliefs, along with our responses[2]:

Hindu statement: It is to say everything has a divine spark in it. Continue reading