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  1. TIL in Jerusalem every Easter a spontaenous flame erupts at a church that does not burn people as regular fire would. This is known as the Holy Fire miracle. After some research, there is no clear explanation to this. It's said the area from which the fire comes is checked before the flame presents itself by the israeli police and they don't find anything suspicious. An elaborate hoax or something more?
  2. If the Prophet Muhammad was created to be an example for mankind, why is he given so much praise? If God creates such a personality for that specific purpose then why does said personality warrant so much credit and love, if he was 'meant' to be perfect?
  3. Given what is said is Quran and Hadith, it is apparent that most people will go to hell as they do not follow the path set out by God. Just thinking about this raising all kinds of depressing thoughts in my mind and I wanted to hear others thoughts on this.
  4. Is this that culpable vs inculpable ignorance? Can you elaborate on what is required of people who have not received the message of Islam properly?
  5. What is the need for adding new verses to replace/add to old ones (as stated in Quran)
  6. What about the hadith about 17000 original verses (see my post with the video).
  7. The 'old verses' are still in Quran and havent been removed? Is the Quran exactly how it was revealed 1400 years ago?
  8. Oh, I initially brought this topic up because I was watching a debate between a shia and a sunni and the sunni accused the shia of believing in the changing of the Quran, to which, from what I observed, the shia was not able to refute. It mentioned something about one of the shia hadiths talking about an original "17000 verses" compared to what we have now. Below is that video, there are useful time stamps in the comments if you want to have a look yourself. Thanks
  9. Wow that's a great way of looking at it. Didn't think about that. Can you provide an example of such a verse that has been given more detail? Thanks for the reply.
  10. Sorry for the vague question. I meant that one of the verses of the Quran mentions how God brings forward verses to replace or add to new ones. If the Quran is divine and God's word, why is this necessary? It seems fishy to me and I was hoping I could find an answer here. Thanks
  11. Fundamental Question: Heaven is a place of eternal light and happiness as a reward for those who did well in the world. Hell is a place of eternal burning and pain as a reward for those who did poorly in the world. Two extremes. From what I know you're one or the other. Where is the in-between? What is the difference between the one in the lowest heaven and the one in the highest (least awful) hell?
  12. Any idea where the hand folding comes from? Always found it weird how they say its proper. Why would there be a dispute on this type of thing?
  13. So 85% of the Muslim population are offering invalid prayer... :0
  14. The legion of devils... What is the concept? How did they come to be? Looking for some clarification if there are any answers. Thanks
  15. If he is just a jinn, how does he have the omnipresence and and ability to whisper to and misguide everyone? How is he still alive after all this time? How can anyone be so stupid as to condemn themselves to the worst of punishments over something like bowing? I know some with think these are stupid questions but I am not very knowledgeable and if anyone could provide any clarification I would appreciate it a lot.
  16. I was just wondering why people call Imam Ali Mola e Kainat? Master of the universe seems like a pretty extreme title. I'm not very knowledgeable about these kind of things so I'm just asking if this title is ok or if if its too much. Like did the Prophet (SAW) call Imam Ali (as) this or did people just adopt it
  17. I was just wondering why people call Imam Ali Mola e Kainat? Master of the universe seems like a pretty extreme title. I'm not very knowledgeable about these kind of things so I'm just asking if this title is ok or if if its too much. Like did the Prophet (SAW) call Imam Ali (as) this or did people just adopt it
  18. In the Qur'an, there is the verse: "We have adorned the lowest heaven with stars" Now, we know stars exist in space. Does this mean lowest heaven=space? It would make sense, but isn't heaven supposed to be off limits for people?
  19. Ok so, in our school, you are able to go and read jummah prayers in the main hall at lunch time. I am a Shia but the majority of the people in our school are sunnis. They don't take kindly to Shias here. They're not haters or anything like that but they're gonna pop up with all sorts of questions that I can't be bothered to answer if they know I am shia. Does anyone know how the sunni Jummah prayers usually go and is it permissible for me to pray like a sunni would (hands above navel etc.) Please just answer the question
  20. The lowest sky? What does that mean?
  21. Sincerely, thanks for your help Ozzy. The sunnis have a different tashahud but it shoudn't matter because you're not expected to read aloud right?
  22. Thank you for the info! Do you know if they perform any sunnah prayers before or after the obligatory prayer? I know that some sunnis consider sunnat prayers wajib.
  23. What if Someone were to be born a Muslim Struggle with the idea of God And ending up practicing all necessities of Islam but whilst not necessarily believing that what he is doing is real. He came to this conclusion by thinkingIf there is no God, I can do whatever But if there is a God and I do whatever then I will burn in hellfire. So as a result I will use the blessing of being born a Muslim to my advantageAnd follow all requirements of being a Muslim (i.e fasting, Salah etc.) However I'm not sure in the mind if God is even there. Weird question I know.
  24. Faith...

    That is an encouraging thought Btw I am not an athiest. I still believe God must exist through obvious reasons.The issue is with God being the God of Islam and all things related that I sometimes question. Hope that clears it up a bit