(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

Brief comment: Does the adoption of conspiracy theories by many Muslims lead some of them to discard the Ahadith and the Sharia?

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Many times in the discussions I have seen taking place between my Muslim brothers and sisters, I have noticed many of them clinging on to what can only be described as conspiracy theories. We Muslims live in a difficult time in our history as an Ummah, and I can easily see that there are very many pressures on the modern Muslim person, and one might many times feel victimized and may also feel that Muslims at large are the target of non-Islamic forces swarming the Muslim world right and left. Continue reading

The Enlightenment and modern-day “Islamic terror”

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I decided to write a few brief comments about the topic of the Enlightenment and the topic of so-called “Islamic terrorism”, even though the connection between the Enlightenment and what is termed as “Islamic terror” may not even occur to most people.

The reason why I believe this topic is important is because the enlightenment and its secularist offspring intervened in the Muslim world in a manner that cannot merely be cast aside when mentioning anything about “Islamic terrorism”.

In order to understand this issue, we have to understand that Islam is a system of life where its teachings are passed from chest-to-chest. The books written by the scholars have their relevance, but we cannot say that the primary means of transmitting knowledge in Islam is through the written material. Thus, the teacher-student relationship is paramount in traditional Islamic scholarship. Continue reading

Disclaimer on Commentaries of non-Muslim books

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Salam and Hello to all,

In addition to the ongoing work that we are doing right now, we will start to give a series of commentaries on non-Muslim books and works. We plan for the format to be in the style of bulleted points, similar to what we have for the “Notes on Islamic Works” section. Continue reading

(Draft Article) A first comment about ‘Islam and Modern Science’ matters

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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A certain Muslim asked the question: “Look at the debased situation of Muslims right now. Would it not be better if Muslims advanced in the world through the rigorous study of modern science, so that we may outstrip the non-Muslims and further the cause of Islam?” Continue reading

Secondary discussions and the lamentable ignorance of Muslims

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When I see the huge amount of discussions about the actions of this or that Muslim, or about the specifics of this or that Islamic rule, I feel bad that most of the discussions are being carried out on matters of secondary or even tertiary importance as far as Islam is concerned. Sometimes, one might go on for pages at a time on some Islamic discussion boards without there being even one matter being discussed with a non-Muslim that is tied to a central aspect of the Islamic faith.

As a rule of efficiency, we should only discuss the main issues, establish them with certainty, then whatever certainty is reached there, take that as a definite basis for talking about everything else. I think that most Muslims have unfortunately just lost this broad picture, and the truth is that it comes down to the ignorance of what constitutes an “indubitable proof” versus “secondary evidence”. And lamentably, I see this ignorance only getting worse with each passing day.  Continue reading

Again, statements on Muhammad’s ﷺ and his marriage to Ayesha (Radhia Allahu Anha)

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It is very depressing when we still see the totally mindless comment coming from non-Muslims, right of the bat, of the type “What about Mohammad, who raped a six year old girl?” In whichever context it comes, it is very lamentable, because the objector has not made any attempt to make a difference between “age of marriage” and “age of moving to live with one’s husband”.

They have also failed to note that early marriage for women has been the norm throughout most of human history, and is in fact still operative in many places of the world. What I suspect is in fact happening is an application of the “unstoppable human advancement” hypothesis, were people move from barbarism towards ever higher civility. Continue reading

(Draft Work) Further thoughts on the Qur’an and the Imaamah Doctrine’

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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The following is basically an addition to the book “Shiaism’s Imamah Doctrine and the Qur’an”. What I wanted to consider in here is what the person who knows about the Twelver Shia claims concerning “Divinely appointed Imamah” will feel as he reads the Qur’an, and compares this knowledge with what the Qur’an says. Continue reading

What your monetary contributions will be used for

Salam Alaykum,

Allah, Exalted be He, says in the Qur’an:

مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّئَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاء وَاللّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

The example of those who spend in the way of Allah is just like a grain that produced seven ears, each ear having a hundred grains, and Allah multiplies (the reward) for whom He wills. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing. Continue reading