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  1. I know about the bad effects of smoking on our respiratory & circulatory systems, but is it sufficient to declare it haram? If this becomes the rule of business, you need to daclare many things haram. Sprying pesticides on crops, urea, chicken farming etc... almost everything developed by humans has bad effects on human health.
  2. bringing a paradox to obscure the clear meanings, never going to help you brother. فِطْرَتَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا
  3. I see no problem, the problem is in your way of thinking. Here is an example of your way of thinking: "God has made of water everything living (haye)". Try creating paradox from this factual statement: 1. Living things are caused by God. 2. God is Ever-Living. 3. Therefore God must be caused by something (na'ozobillah). What is wrong here?
  4. Ok, lets see it with a different perspective. I ask a question here, what caused life? I need you to answer this question.
  5. Exactly, but I dont understand the reason of their doubt, if they have trust on Allah. Surah At-Taubah, Verse 51: قُل لَّن يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا هُوَ مَوْلَانَا وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ Say: Nothing will afflict us save what Allah has ordained for us; He is our Patron; and on Allah let the believers rely. (English - Shakir)
  6. Motor vehicle emissions contribute to air pollution and are a major ingredient in the creation of smog in some large cities. A 2013 study by MIT indicates that 53,000 early deaths occur per year in the United States alone because of vehicle emissions.[2] According to another study from the same university, traffic fumes alone cause the death of 5,000 people every year just in the United Kingdom.[3] (Source: Wikipedia)
  7. I also view this as your "assertion" only. My point was not based on my personal opinion but on the verses of Quran. God Himself is saying "may he be thankful or unthankful" (imma shakiran wa imma kafoora), who we're to deny His given authority! accoding to your statement, every human action whether it be his kufr, disobediance, is caused by God (na'ozobillah). Why then God need to put people in heaven & hell? How is the test in which there is no authority to do anything, every thing is supposed to be forced? Is this you call Adl (justice)? You're mixing up the things, the question what caused our free will? means nothing while we're discussing the free will as caused by that only uncaused cause which we know as God. If so, i advise you to remove "free" from that "free-will" which does not allow you to make choices. And I am also watching a change of tone from your comment, are you really unable to remain polite in this discussion? Surah Al-Mulk, Verse 2: الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ Who created death and life that He may try you-- which of you is best in deeds; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving, (English - Shakir) "Ahsano Amala" (best in deeds), how can any of our deed be our deed or best if we are compelled to do that? You're mixing the "will" of God, with His created & given free-will to us. He is Al-Haye (Ever-Living), we are maiyyet as compared to His Life. Can we deny that we're living beings? We are enjoying His given life.
  8. Hydrazine hydrate, a hazardous chemical which can cause cancer, is used in various rocket fuels. The same hydrazine hydrate is also present in tobacco smoke. So if you're suggesting to impose ban on smoking, you should also consider to suggest ban on rocket fuels which contain hydrazine.
  9. there is lot of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere, lot of hazardous industrial & commercial emmitions in the atmosphere which are causing green-house effect, causing serious harm to our body & environment in long run. So respiration in such atmosphere is haram? And making & running such equipment or industries is haram?
  10. Allahumma sallay ala Muhammad, wa Aal-e-Muhammad, wa Ajjil Farajahum. (Rabbana faghfirlana dhonobana wa kaffir aanna sayye'atena wa tawaffana ma'a-al-abrar, behaqqe Muhammadin wa Aalehe at-tayyabeen at-tahireen, wa be rehmateka Ya Arham-ar-Rahimeen.)
  11. I was just trying to differentiate between will & free will, so that I can have your valued comment on the subject of "will" too. Nothing to worry brother, your post was quite clear to me. Wassalam.
  12. Brother, The problem of cause & effect is already solved when we say "He allows" or "He sets us free". He caused us "free to choose", sets us free to make right or wrong decision, for which He has arranged the reward & punishment. If our decision is not "ours", or not independent, what reason you think there is for the creation of heaven & hell?
  13. This means you have the desire to wakeup at 6am next day, can you "act decisively" (this means "will") to wakeup next day? No, because you dont know whether you will remain alive till 6am next day or not.. Now lets have a look, you have the desire but unability to act decisively, "if" you remain alive, or "if" your ability to hear the sound of alarm remained intact, you will hear that alarm, now you have the choice, should you wakeup or not. Surah At-Takwir, Verse 29: وَمَا تَشَاءُونَ إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ
  14. Means He set us free to choose "Either this or that". This is free will. Our capacity to accept or reject divine guidance. Lets take this question to God & see what He answers! Surah Yunus, Verse 100: وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَن تُؤْمِنَ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَيَجْعَلُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ And it is not for a soul to believe except by Allah's permission; and He casts uncleanness on those who will not understand. (English - Shakir) I leave it to you how you try to understand this verse & the verses posted earlier in my comments, we will have discussions on this verse in future "In- Sha Allah" To answer your question, I need to know what exactly you mean by "dependent on God or not"? Everything is dependent save Him, only He is Al-Qaiyyum. If you were asking about our decision of rejecting or accepting divine guidance, then yes, we are set free for making that choice.
  15. Thanks for compliment . Finally I have invented something. There exists two things: 1. Will 2. Free Will The first one is the capacity to "act decisively" on one's desires. We do not have this capacity because we are lacking "knowledge". The second one is our capacity to choose. This is limited authority, for instance, we neither come in this world with our choice nor we depart from here with our choice.