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  1. It is interesting to note that, there is a 'DUA OF THE DAY,' HADITH OF THE DAY', but, there is no 'VERSE OF THE DAY' IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE AN ISLAMIC FORUM? So in what HADITH AFTER THIS will they believe? 77-50
  2. I believe that the Afterlife is not just for Humans and Jinn, but also for animals. Yes, your favourite pet cat that died will be brought back to life, and who knows, you may be reunited! I believe this for 2 reasons. Firstly, justice and mercy seem to require that animals be compensated for the suffering they endured on Earth. After all, many animals lived very difficult lives, full of pain and suffering. Secondly, a number of verses in the Qur'an seem to point to an Afterlife for animals. In the context of the end of the world, and the Day of Judgement, verse 81:5 says: و إذا الوحوش حشرت And when the wild animals are gathered together (hushirat) - Al-Takwir, 81:5 Allamah Tabataba'i in Al-Mizan says: و ظاهر الآية من حيث وقوعها في سياق الآيات الواصفة ليوم القيامة أن الوحوش محشورة كالإنسان، و يؤيده قوله تعالى: «و ما من دابة في الأرض و لا طائر يطير بجناحيه إلا أمم أمثالكم ما فرطنا في الكتاب من شيء ثم إلى ربهم يحشرون»: الأنعام: 38. The apparent meaning of this verse based on the place of its occurrence, and the context of verses describing the events of The Day of Judgement, is that the wild animals are also (brought back to life and) gathered (mah-shoora) just like human beings. This is supported by the verse: There is not an animal that walks upon the Earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, except that they form communities like your own; We have neglected nothing in the Book. Then to their Lord shall they be gathered (yuh-sharoon) - Al-An'am, 6:38. (Tafsir Al-Mizan, chapter on Surah Al-Takwir)
  3. What are the characteristics of those whom Allah loves and hates? For more than a billion Muslims around the globe, the Qurān reproduces God’s very own words. To find our answer whom are loved and what constitutes their important characteristics, let's turn the pages of the Quran. I searched the Quran with the keywords of یحب [whom He loves] and لایحب [whom He dislikes] and the result is somehow noteworthy. The numbers in the brackets signify the number of Chapters and Verses of the Quran respectively. In the light of the Quranic verses, one can find who are to be loved and who are to be hated by the most merciful Creator. Moreover, his creatures can follow the suit. Allah loves those who have beautified themselves with the following characteristics: 1. Indeed, Allah loves the virtuous. (02:195), (03:134), (03:148), (05:13), (05:93). 2. Indeed, Allah loves the penitent and He loves those who keep clean (02:222), (09:108). 3. Yes, whoever fulfills his commitments and is wary of Allah, Allah indeed loves the God wary (03:76), (09:04), 4. And Allah loves the steadfast (03:146). 5. Indeed, Allah loves those who trust in Him (03:159). 6. Indeed, Allah loves the just (05:42), (49:09), (60:08), 7. Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks, as if they were a compact structure (61:04). Allah does not like the individuals with the following characteristics: 1. Indeed, Allah does not like transgressors (02:190), (05:87), (07:55). 2. Allah does not like corruption (02:205). 3. Allah does not like any sinful ingrate. (02:276). 4. Indeed, Allah does not like the faithless (03:32), (30:45). 5. And Allah does not like the wrongdoers (03:57), (03:140), (42: 40). 6. Indeed, Allah does not like anyone who is a swaggering braggart (04:36), (31:18), (57:23). 7. Indeed, Allah does not like someone who is treacherous and sinful (04:107). 8. Allah does not like the disclosure of [anyone's] evil [ conduct] in speech except by someone who has been wronged, and Allah is all-hearing, all-knowing (04:148). 9. And Allah does not like the agents of corruption (05:64), (28:77) 10. Do not be wasteful; indeed, He does not like the wasteful (06:141), (07:31), 11. Indeed, Allah does not like the treacherous (08:58). 12. Indeed, He does not like the arrogant (16:23). 13. Indeed, Allah does not like any ingrate traitor (14:38). 14. Do not exult! Indeed, Allah does not like the exultant (28:76). A man/woman with primordial and innate nature Loves and Hates whom his Lord likes and dislikes accordingly. May Allah grant us the blessing to fall in the first category. Thanks May Allah Bless Us All
  4. Before Sunnis come to us with a weak hadith and say 'Look! The Shia believe the Quran is incomplete!'. First we should say, they are weak and were compiled by fallible people. We don't believe the Quran is incomplete. Then we should say 'How about these which you say are completely perfect?'(I'm only quoting from Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim). Umar ibn al Khattab said, Certainly Allah sent Muhammad with the truth and revealed him the Book. One of the revelations which came to him was the verse of stoning. We read it and understood it. The Messenger of God stoned and we stoned after him. I am concerned that if time goes on, some one may say ‘ By God we do not find the verse of stoning in the Book of God ‘; thus, the Muslims will deviate by neglecting a commandment the Almighty revealed. Al-Bukhari recorded in his Sahih, v8, pages 209-210 According to Umar, there was a verse of stoning revealed when we know there is no verse of stoning, and he's concerned that people will stop stoning because that bit is missing. 3 options here:1) Bukhari isn't sahih 2) Umar is a liar 3) the Quran is actually incomplete. It's obviously the first or the second. If I were not afraid of the fact that people may say that ‘Umar has added to the Qur’an extra (verses), I would have written the Verse al- Rajm (stoning to death of married adulterers) with my own hands. Sahih al-Bukhari, vol 9, p212.Here, Umar says he would have added the verse with his own hands if he wasn't afraid of the people (whole host of implications about the persona of Umar there, but that is a different topic). Aisha said that the Qur’anic verse enjoining stoning for adultery was written on a leaf, but the leaf was accidentally eaten by a goat while the Prophet Muhammad was on his death-bed, and thus the verse was lost. Sahih Muslim, the book of nursing (al-Ridha), v10 pages 29 (Arabic). We used to read a Chapter from the Qur’an similar to Bara’ah in length and seriousness, but I forgot it. I can remember from the Chapter only the following words:Should a son of Adam own two valleys full of wealth, he should seek a third valley and nothing would fill Ibn Adam’s abdomen but the soil.Sahih Musllim Chapter CCCXCI, p500, Tradition #2286. If I were a Sunni and I read those ahadith, I would have to ponder as to whether these 'sahih' books are actually sahih- just a side note- the book of Nikah in Sahih Bukhari contains some shocking ahadith which are an insult to the Messenger (pbuh) and I will make an article about that inshallah. To conclude, Bukhari and Muslim think that that there was an ayah about stoning, a whole Surah the size of al Bar'ah is missing, and, oh, I almost forgot, Allah can't protect his holy book from a goat.
  5. I have researched and this question has not been addressed as I am asking here. Recently I heard an audio lecture of a person in Urdu here where he says Syeds are entitled to more respect because they are from lineage of Prophet Mohammad (sw) with one thing in mind 'A non-syed can attain more spiritual highness through Taqwa'. He gives references of Ahadis from Shia books, I will mention just few Lawamay Ilahiyah by Shaikh Miqdad Uyun ul Hikam wal mawaiz Fawaid ul Ulama and Faraid ul Hukama Manaqib by Allama Ibn e Shahr e Ashub Mir Baqir Damad He says those Syeds who don't have good character, they should be respected just like we respect those verses of Quran who are no more valid now (I don't know which Ayah of Quran are so). Interestingly whenever he quotes a Hadis from books, he uses the word 'Zuriyat' first and them implies it on Syeds (descendants of Prophet). I don't have extensive studies of Islam, but my question is that if it is true as this person says, then what about story of Prophet Noah (as) where God told him that his son is not from him and is not worthy of to be protected. Also narration of Prophet (sw) where he said 'Salman is from Ahlulbayt'. Is respect linked to lineage? Positive discussion is awaited.
  6. As mentioned in Al-Kafi, Chapter Taqqiah, " Imam Al-Jafer Sadiq said Taqqiah is 90% of Deen (faith), its my Deen and the Deen of my ancestors" Why did the Holy Quran ignore the 90% of Deen and talked merely about the 10%? Why its not among five pillars of Islam? (Though given such a huge percentage in Shia school of thought )
  7. Asalaamualaikum. I've been told that the word Tahara or (purified) has only been used in the Quran in connection to the Prophets and the Ahlulbayt. The word purifying is used in respect of the believers. How true is this? Are there any other versus in the Quran that are related to the Ahlulbayt by way of them being purified? I don't speak or read arabic and would love some clarification on this.
  8. Does the Quran say that the christians believed the trinity was God (AZ), Jesus(AS), and Mary(RA)? Can someone please clarify this for me. Is there any Hadith relating to the trinity? And when Allah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?'" He will say, "Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen. — Qur'an, sura 5 (Al-Ma'ida), ayat116
  9. Asalaamu alaikum, In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful I have a question about chapter 16 (Surah An-Nahl), verse 66 in the Qur'an. The English translation is below, taken from https://quran.com/16/66: To my understanding this verse is talking about cows and how they produce milk for drinking. My question is actually concerning the latter part of the verse: This seems to imply that milk taken directly from cows is satisfactory for drinking. However, this page by the FDA clearly shows that drinking raw milk is dangerous for your health (i.e., not "palatable"). In that article, it says that raw milk becomes safe to drink after pasteurization. However, the process of pasteurization was invented in the nineteenth century, so no such process was available during the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). So, my question is this: given the above, does this imply that the milk mentioned in this verse is not "palatable to drinkers"? If so, then we have found a falsehood in the Qur'an, which would invalidate the entire book. That is something pretty hard to believe, so what am I missing here? Thanks in advance.
  10. A'uzobilla himinash Shaitaanir rajeem. Bismillahir Ra'hmaanir Ra'heem. Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkatuhu. I mean no offence. A hadith says that after reciting Sura Kaafirun and going to sleep makes reciter immune (i.e, a barrier) from Shirk. What does it mean by "immunity" and "barrier"? Those who recite or have started to recite, do you notice any change? (And please, no debates) Thanks in advance.
  11. Salam 3alaikum I am currently writing my last paper for my religion class. I had to choose a certain holiday or 'ritual' and write about it. In this paper, I chose to write about Ramadan. I also have to interview someone in this regard because I'm not allowed to use myself. The thing is I have to base my interview questions solely on passages from the Quran. I know the reason for why we as Muslims fast, but I can't find all of the places in the Quran where Ramadan and fasting are mentioned. So my question is, do you know which verses in the Quran mention the above? Thank you and Jazakum Allah Khair in advance!
  12. Share your favorite Quranic verses under this thread. Mine is: "But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you,And perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you.Allah knows while you know not." (2:216) Note:Regarding a verse of the Quran superior to or more important than any other Quranic verse is very dangerous and forbidden in Islam.
  13. Salam brothers and sisters hope you are doing well. In Quran Surah Al Anam, 6:84, it says "And We gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - all [of them] We guided. And Noah, We guided before; and among his descendants, David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward the doers of good. " then 6:85 "And Zechariah and John and Jesus and Elias - and all were of the righteous. " We all know that Isa (as) had no father, only his mother Maryam (as), so why is this verse saying Jesus is a descensent of Nuh (as)? It doesn't make any sense.
  14. He is absolutely right and I think as a Muslim we should all the know the names of all the surahs in quran and their meanings. List of Suras in the Quran Number Anglicized name Arabic name English Translation 1 al-Fatihah al-faatiHah The Opening 2 al-Baqarah al-baqarah The Cow 3 Al-Imran aali-`imraan The Family Of Imran 4 an-Nisa' an-nisaa' Women 5 al-Ma'idah al-maa'idah The Food 6 al-An`am al-an`aam The Cattle 7 al-A`raf al-a`raaf The Elevated Places 8 al-Anfal al-anfaal The Spoils Of War 9 at-Taubah at-tawbah Repentance 10 Yunus yoonus Jonah 11 Hud hood Hud 12 Yusuf yoosuf Joseph 13 ar-Ra`d ar-Ra`d The Thunder 14 Ibrahim ibraheem Abraham 15 al-Hijr al-Hijr The Rock 16 an-Nahl an-naHl The Bee 17 Al-Isra al-Isra' The Night Journey 18 al-Kahf al-kahf The Cave 19 Maryam maryam Mary 20 Ta Ha Taa haa Ta Ha 21 al-Anbiya' al-anbiyaa' The Prophets 22 al-Hajj al-Hajj The Pilgrimage 23 al-Mu'minun al-mu'minoon The Believers 24 an-Nur an-noor The Light 25 al-Furqan al-furqaan The Criterion 26 ash-Shu`ara' ash-shu`araa' The Poets 27 an-Naml an-naml The Ant 28 al-Qasas al-qasas The Narrative 29 al-`Ankabut al-`ankaboot The Spider 30 ar-Rum ar-room The Romans 31 Luqman luqmaan Lukman 32 as-Sajdah as-sajdah The Adoration 33 al-Ahzab al-aHzab The Allies 34 Saba' as-Saba' Sheba 35 Fatir faaTir The Creator 36 Ya Sin yaa seen Ya Sin 37 as-Saffat aS-Saaffaat The Rangers 38 Sad Saad Sad 39 az-Zumar az-zumar The Companies 40 Ghafir Ghafir The Forgiving One 41 Fussilat Fussilat Revelations Well Expounded 42 ash-Shura ash-shooraa The Counsel 43 az-Zukhruf azl-zukhruf The Embellishment 44 ad-Dukhan ad-dukhaan The Evident Smoke 45 al-Jathiyah al-jaathiyah The Kneeling 46 al-Ahqaf al-aHqaaf The Sandhills 47 Muhammad muHammad Muhammad 48 al-Fath al-fatH The Victory 49 al-Hujurat al-Hujuraat The Chambers 50 Qaf qaaf Qaf 51 ad-Dhariyat ad-dhaariyaat The Scatterers 52 at-Tur aT-Toor The Mountain 53 an-Najm an-najm The Star 54 al-Qamar al-qamar The Moon 55 ar-Rahman ar-raHmaan The Merciful 56 al-Waqi`ah al-waaqi`ah That Which is Coming 57 al-Hadid al-Hadeed The Iron 58 al-Mujadilah al-mujaadilah She Who Pleaded 59 al-Hashr al-Hashr The Exile 60 al-Mumtahanah al-mumtaHanah She Who is Tested 61 as-Saff as-saff The Ranks 62 al-Jumu`ah al-jumu`ah The Day of Congregation 63 al-Munafiqun al-munafiqoon The Hypocrites 64 at-Taghabun at-taghaabun The Cheating 65 at-Talaq, aT-Talaaq The Divorce 66 at-Tahrim at-taHreem The Prohibition 67 al-Mulk al-mulk The Kingdom 68 al-Qalam al-qalam The Pen 69 al-Haqqah al-Haaqqah The Inevitable 70 al-Ma`arij al-ma`aarij The Ladders 71 Nuh nooH Noah 72 al-Jinn al-jinn The Jinn 73 al-Muzammil al-muzammil The Mantled One 74 al-Mudathir al-muddaththir The Clothed One 75 al-Qiyamah al-qiyaamah The Resurrection 76 al-Insane al-insane The Man 77 al-Mursalat al-mursalaat The Emissaries 78 an-Naba' an-naba' The Tidings 79 an-Nazi`at an-naazi`aat Those Who Pull Out 80 `Abasa `abasa He Frowned 81 at-Takwir at-takweer The Cessation 82 al-Infitar al-infiTaar The Cleaving Asunder 83 Al-Mutaffifeen Al-Mutaffifeen The Defrauders 84 al-Inshiqaq al-inshiqaaq The Rending 85 al-Buruj al-burooj the Constellations 86 at-Tariq aT-Taariq The Night-Comer 87 al-A`la al-A`laa The Most High 88 al-Ghashiya al-ghaashiyah The Overwhelming Calamity 89 al-Fajr al-fajr The Dawn 90 al-Balad al-balad The City 91 ash-Shams ash-shams The Sun 92 al-Layl al-lail The Night 93 ad-Duha aD-DuHaa The Early Hours 94 ash-Sharh ash-Sharh The Expansion 95 at-Tin aT-Teen The Fig 96 al-`Alaq al-`alaq The Clot 97 al-qadr al-qadr The Majesty 98 al-Bayyinah al-bayyinah The Proof 99 Az-Zalzala Az-Zalzala The Shaking 100 al-`Adiyat al-`aadiyaat The Assaulters 101 al-Qari`ah al-qaari`ah The Terrible Calamity 102 at-Takathur at-takaathur Worldly Gain 103 al-`Asr al-`asr Time 104 al-Humazah al-humazah The Slanderer 105 al-Fil al-feel The Elephant 106 al-Quraish al-quraish The Quraish 107 al-Ma`un al-maa`oon The Daily Necessaries 108 al-Kauthar al-kauthar Abundance 109 al-Kafirun al-kaafiroon The Unbelievers 110 an-Nasr an-naSr The Help 111 Al-Masad Al-Masad The Palm Fibre 112 al-Ikhlas al-ikhlaaS The Unity 113 al-Falaq al-falaq The Daybreak 114 an-Nas an-naas The Men
  15. A recent book on Islam could be yours. The main thrust of the book is to address criticisms of Islam but it also goes to explain Islam. Go to the following website: http://www.acloserlookatislam.com/ Then Click "Giveaway Details " And when it goes to that page Click "Enter Giveaway"
  16. SalamAlaykum Brothers and Sister, I hope you are all well I was wondering if someone can tell me where in the Quran it says that the Old and New Testament is Corrupt. Because Muslims say that the Injeel and Torah was changed but where does it say that in the Quran. PLEASE DONT BRING VERSES WHICH TALK ABOUT THE WORDS BEING ALTERED ORALLY, But verses which mention that it was changed in writing. Jazakallah
  17. Salaams, I was reading some forums and i came across this verse from the Quran, 4:24: "And all married women except those whom your right hands possess (this is) Allah's ordinance to you, and lawful for you are (all women) besides those, provided that you seek (them) with your property, taking (them) in marriage not committing fornication. Then as to those whom you profit by, give them their dowries as appointed; and there is no blame on you about what you mutually agree after what is appointed; surely Allah is Knowing, Wise". Im having trouble understanding this verse. 1) can the "right hand possesses" still have a husband while under her master? 2) what happens to the husband? 3) what happens to the children of the woman and her first husband? 4) Also, this verse refers to the marrying of the slaves (right hand), does that mean that if the captive is married she is still halaal for the owner? Please help me understand this verse because if the slave is already married then gets married to the owner, isnt that polygamy and zina? does it make the last marriage void? and taking away the rights of the husband and the slave wife?
  18. I was wondering that every usul e deen including Tauheed, adal, nabuwat and Qiyamat is clearly defined in Quran except Imamate. We consider some hidden verses of Imamate but Allah has revealed every usul e deen clearly then why Imamate isn't mentioned?
  19. I am a Sunni. Recently I have seen a Christian website harshly attacking the Quran by saying that peaceful verses have been "abrogated" by the so-called "violent verses" of Quran. I know that Christians LIE to defend Christianity and attack Islam. However, this website also cites a hadith from Sunni hadith collection of Sahih Bukhari. I am one of those person of this sect who believes that not all the narrations are authentic in Bukhari. However, I would like to know that what is the shia concepts of abrogation. He cites this narration:- Narrated Al-Qasim bin Abi Bazza:That he asked Said bin Jubair, "Is there any repentance of the one who has murdered a believer intentionally?" Then I recited to him:-- "Nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden except for a just cause." Said said, "I recited this very Verse before Ibn 'Abbas as you have recited it before me. Ibn 'Abbas said, 'This Verse was revealed in Mecca and it has been abrogated by a Verse in Surat-An-Nisa which was later revealed in Medina." (Al- Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 285) Here are some questions for Shias:- Question# 1) Do you believe that these hadith are authentic? Question# 2) Do shias really believe that one verse of the Quran can supposedly abrogate the other? Question# 3) If shias believe that abrogation is possible, then why do they reject these hadith when they actually believe what that hadith says? Question# 4) How is it possible for one verse to abrogate the other when the fact is that Quran was revealed as whole book for guidance? How can one verse supposedly abrogate the other? This proves that both Sunnis and Shias are misguided. Thanks.
  20. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/alfurqan-a-podcast-about-the-quran?refid=stpr Stitcher Al-Furqan - A Podcast About The Qur’an Listen to Al-Furqan - A Podcast About The Qur’an episodes free, on demand. Podcast by Abu Zahra. Listen to over 65,000+ radio shows, podcasts and live...
  21. Quran says at many places that 'Azar' was the father of Abraham a.s and he was a 'mushrik'. Surah An'aam 74 وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ لِأَبِيهِ آزَرَ أَتَتَّخِذُ أَصْنَامًا آلِهَةً ۖ إِنِّي أَرَاكَ وَقَوْمَكَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ Lo! Abraham said to his father Azar: "Takest thou idols for gods? For I see thee and thy people in manifest error." Surah Maryam 42-45 إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ يَا أَبَتِ لِمَ تَعْبُدُ مَا لَا يَسْمَعُ وَلَا يُبْصِرُ وَلَا يُغْنِي عَنْكَ شَيْئًا Behold, he said to his father: "O my father! why worship that which heareth not and seeth not, and can profit thee nothing? View more يَا أَبَتِ إِنِّي قَدْ جَاءَنِي مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَمْ يَأْتِكَ فَاتَّبِعْنِي أَهْدِكَ صِرَاطًا سَوِيًّا "O my father! to me hath come knowledge which hath not reached thee: so follow me: I will guide thee to a way that is even and straight. يَا أَبَتِ لَا تَعْبُدِ الشَّيْطَانَ ۖ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ كَانَ لِلرَّحْمَٰنِ عَصِيًّا "O my father! serve not Satan: for Satan is a rebel against (Allah) Most Gracious. View more verses يَا أَبَتِ إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَنْ يَمَسَّكَ عَذَابٌ مِنَ الرَّحْمَٰنِ فَتَكُونَ لِلشَّيْطَانِ وَلِيًّا "O my father! I fear lest a Penalty afflict thee from (Allah) Most Gracious, so that thou become to Satan a friend." Bible says that 'Terah or Tarakh' was the father of Abraham a.s and he was a 'mushrik'. http://biblehub.com/joshua/24-1.htm Yusha gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God. Yusha said to all the people, Thus says Allah, the God of Israel, Your fathers lived of old time beyond the River, even Terah, the father of Ibrahim, and the father of Nahor: and they worshiped other gods. Then why al-islam.org is accepting the testimony of Bible instead of Quran and is saying this is the belief of shias that 'Azar' was not the father of Abraham a.s. While both books says father of Abraham a.s was a mushrik, name does not matter. https://www.al-islam.org/shiite-encyclopedia-ahlul-bayt-dilp-team/was-azar-father-prophet-abraham
  22. Allah, is an Arabic word, is the unique name of God.( knowingTujweed( Muslims prefer to use Allah rather than God. Allah is the only God, all-powerful and all-knowing creator, sustainer, ordainer and judge of the universe. He is unique (wahid) and inherently one (ahad), all-merciful and omnipotent. Allah says in Al Quran about him: (O Esteemed Messenger!) Proclaim: ‘He is Allah, Who is the One. Allah is the Transcendent of all, the Protector and Far-Superior to all. He has not begotten any, nor is He begotten. Nor is there anyone equal to Him.’ (Al Quran 112: 1-4) It is the fundamental belief of the Muslims that Allah does not resemble anything. He does not have body, face, hands, legs or any other parts. But He sees without the eyes. He hears without the ears. He exists without a place.“Teaching Islamic Studies” According to the Al Quran, "No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision. God is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things" (Al Quran 6:103) Muslims believe that Allah created whole universe and the creature by his sheer command “Kun” means “Be”. According to the Al Quran, “(He is the) Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decides a matter, He simply says to it: “Be”, and it comes to be.” (Al Quran 2: 117) Further Allah says that the purpose of human creation is to worship him. “I did not create the Jinns and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me.”“Online Quran Teaching” (Al Quran 51: 56) “Online Arabic Teaching” There are 99 Names of Allah which is called as “al hasma al husnaa” means "The beautiful names". Each of which evoke a distinct characteristic of Allah. All these names refer to Allah, the supreme and all-comprehensive divine name. Among the 99 names of God, the most famous and most frequent of these names are "the Merciful" (ar-raḥman) and "the Compassionate" (ar-raḥim). Al Hasma Al Husnaa - 99 Names of Allah 1 الرحمنAr-RaḥmānThe Exceedingly Compassionate, The Exceedingly Beneficent, The Exceedingly Gracious 2 الرحيمAr-RaḥīmThe Exceedingly Merciful 3 الملك Al-Malik The King 4 القدوس Al-QuddūsThe Holy, The Pure, The Perfect 5 السلام As-SalāmThe Peace, The Source of Peace and Safety 6 المؤمن Al-MuʾminThe Guarantor, The Affirming 7 المهيمن Al-MuhayminThe Guardian 8 العزيز Al-ʿAzīz The Almighty, The Invulnerable, The Honorable 9 الجبار Al-JabbārThe Irresistible, The Compeller, The Lofty 10 المتكبر Al-MutakabbirThe Majestic, The Supreme 11 الخالق Al-KhāliqThe Creator 12 البارئ Al-BāriʾThe Evolver, The Fashioner, The Designer 13 المصور Al-MuṣawwirThe Fashioner of Forms 14 الغفار Al-Ġaffār The Repeatedly Forgiving 15 القهار Al-QahhārTheSubduer 16 الوهاب Al-WahhābTheBestower 17 الرزاقAr-RazzāqThe Provider 18 الفتاح Al-FattāḥThe Opener, The Victory Giver "learn Quran" 19 العليم Al-ʿAlīm The All Knowing, The Omniscient 20 القابض Al-QābiḍThe Restrainer, The Straightener 21 الباسط Al-BāsiṭThe Extender / Expander 22 الخَافِض Al-KhāfiḍTheAbaser 23 الرافعAr-RāfiʿThe Exalter 24 المعز Al-MuʿizzThe Giver of Honour 25 المذل Al-MuḏillThe Giver of Dishonour 26 السميع As-SamīʿThe All Hearing 27 البصير Al-BaṣīrThe All Seeing 28 الحكم Al-Ḥakam The Judge, The Arbitrator 29 العدل Al-ʿAdl The Utterly Just 30 اللطيف Al-LaṭīfThe Gentle, The Subtly Kind 31 الخبير Al-KhabīrThe All Aware 32 الحليم Al-Ḥalīm The Forbearing, The Indulgent 33 العظيم Al-ʿAẓīm The Magnificent 34 الغفور Al-Ġafūr The Much-Forgiving 35 الشكورAš-Šakūr The Grateful 36 العلي Al-ʿAlī The Sublime 37 الكبير Al-KabīrThe Great 38 الحفيظ Al-Ḥafīẓ The Preserver 39 المقيت Al-MuqītTheNourisher 40 الحسيب Al-Ḥasīb The Bringer of Judgment www.alazharquranteaching.com 41 الجليل Al-Ğalīl The Majestic 42 الكريم Al-KarīmThe Bountiful, The Generous 43 الرقيبAr-RaqībThe Watchful 44 المجيب Al-MuğībThe Responsive, The Answer 45 الواسع Al-WāsiʿThe Vast, The All-Embracing, The Omnipresent, The Boundless 46 الحكيم Al-Ḥakīm The Wise 47 الودود Al-WadūdThe Loving 48 المجيد Al-Mağīd All-Glorious, The Majestic 49 الباعث Al-BāʿiṯTheResurrecter 50 الشهيدAš-Šahīd The Witness 51 الحق Al-Ḥaqq The Truth, The Reality 52 الوكيل Al-WakīlThe Trustee, The Dependable, The Advocate 53 القوي Al-QawwīThe Strong 54 المتين Al-MatīnThe Firm, The Steadfast 55 الولي Al-WalīThe Friend, Patron and Helper 56 الحميد Al-Ḥamīd The All Praiseworthy 57 المحصي Al-MuḥṣīTheAccounter, The Numberer of All 58 المبدئ Al-MubdiʾThe Originator, The Producer, The Initiator 59 المعيد Al-MuʿīdThe Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All 60 المحيي Al-MuḥyīThe Giver of Life learnquran online 61 المميت Al-MumītThe Destroyer, The Bringer of Death 62 الحي Al-Ḥayy The Living 63 القيوم Al-QayyūmThe Subsisting, The Guardian 64 الواجد Al-WāğidThe Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing 65 الماجد Al-MāğidThe Illustrious, The Magnificent 66 الواحد Al-WāḥidThe One, The Unique 67 الاحد Al-ʾAḥad The Unity, The Indivisible 68 الصمدAṣ-Ṣamad The Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-Sufficient 69 القادر Al-QādirThe Omnipotent, The All Able 70 المقتدر Al-MuqtadirThe Determiner, The Dominant 71 المقدم Al-MuqaddimThe Expediter, He Who Brings Forward 72 المؤخر Al-MuʾakhkhirThe Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away 73 الأول Al-ʾAwwal The First, The Beginning-less 74 الأخر Al-ʾAḫir The Last, The Endless 75 الظاهرAẓ-Ẓāhir The Manifest, The Evident, The Outer 76 الباطن Al-BāṭinThe Hidden, The Unmanifest, The Inner 77 الوالي Al-WālīThe Patron, The Protecting Friend, The Friendly Lord 78 المتعالي Al-MutaʿālīThe Supremely Exalted, The Most High 79 البر Al-Barr The Good, The Beneficent 80 التواب At-TawwābThe Ever Returning, Ever Relenting 81 المنتقم Al-MuntaqimThe Avenger 82 العفو Al-ʿAfū The Pardoner, The Effacer, The Forgiver 83 الرؤفAr-RaʾūfThe Kind, The Pitying www.alazharquranteaching.com 84 مالك الملكMālik-ul-MulkThe Owner of all Sovereignty 85 ذو الجلال والإكرامDhū-l-Ğalāliwa-l-ʾikrām The Lord of Majesty and Generosity 86 المقسط Al-MuqsiṭThe Equitable, The Requiter 87 الجامع Al-Ğāmiʿ The Gatherer, The Unifier 88 الغني Al-Ġanī The Rich, The Independent 89 المغني Al-MuġnīThe Enricher, The Emancipator learn quran online 90 المانع Al-MāniʿThe Withholder, The Shielder, The Defender 91 الضارAḍ-Ḍārr The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor 92 النافع An-NāfiʿThe Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good 93 النور An-NūrThe Light 94 الهادي Al-HādīThe Guide, The Way 95 البديع Al-BadīʿThe Incomparable, The Unattainable 96 الباقي Al-BāqīThe Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting 97 الوارث Al-WāriṯThe Heir, The Inheritor of All 98 الرشيدAr-RašīdThe Guide to the Right Path 99 الصبورAṣ-Ṣabūr The Timeless, The Patient www.alazharquranteaching.com
  23. We all know that there were many people at the time of Ahlebait a.s who were ghaali (exaggerators) who exalted Ahlebait a.s on the name of their love for them. I think following narrations are from such type of people. Because regardless of their authenticity they are clearly against the explicit commands of Allah swt in Quran. Below are the few examples. And they all are taken from this thread. Akhbari Shias accept and mention these narrations and other similar ones in their majalis, gatherings, books etc. Here I want to know, do Usuli Shias (majority of shia chatters) also accept such narrations in merits of Ahlebait a.s.? 1. "Imam Ali (a.s) was asked about the knowledge of the prophet (pbuh). Imam Ali (a.s) said: The prophet (pbuh) had the knowledge of all the prophets (a.s), and he had the knowledge of what has occured (in the past) and what will occur till the day of judgement. Then Imam Ali (a.s) said I swear by the on who conrols my life that I have the knowledge of the prophet (pbuh) and what will has occured (in the past) and what will occur between me and the hour (i.e day of judgment) ". Reference: Basa'er Adarajat volume 1 page 262 2. Imam Al-Hadi (a.s) said: The only reason why Allah regarded Nabi Abrahem (a.s) as his khalel (beloved friend), was due to the excess amount of Salwat he sent upon Muhammed (pbuh) and his Ahlu Al-Bayt (a.s). Reference: Ilull Ashara'e volume 1, ch #32 hadith #3 3. Holy Prophet (pbuh) said to Ali (a.s): "If all the oceans were ink, all the trees were pens, and all human beings were writers and all the Jinn maintained the records, even then, O Abu'l-Hasan! Your virtues could not be numbered." Reference: One hundred virtues for Imam Ali (a.s) #100 4. A number of our people has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Muthanna al-Hannat from abu Basir who has said the following. "Once I went to see abu Ja‘far (a.s.) and asked him, "Are you the heirs of the Messenger of Allah?" He said, "Yes, we are his heirs." I then asked, "Was the Messenger of Allah the heir of the prophets and knew all that they knew?" He said to me, "Yes, it is true." I then asked, "Do you have the power to bring the dead back to life and cure the lepers, and the blind?" He said, "Yes, we do have such powers by the permission of Allah." The he said to me, "Come closer to me, O abu Muhammad." I went closer to him and he rubbed my face and my eyes and saw the sun, the skies, the earth, the houses and all things in the town. Then he said to me, "Do you like to live this way and will have what others have and be responsible for whatever they will be held responsible on the Day of Judgment or like to live as before and will have paradise purely?" I said, "I would like to live as I lived before." He rubbed my eyes and I found myself as before." The narrator has said that he told it to ibn abu ‘Umayr who said, "I testify that this is true just as the day is true." Reference: Al-Kafi, vol 1, Page 470. 5. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Abd al-‘Aziz ibn al-Muhtadi from ‘Adallah ibn Jundab to who Imam al-Rida (a.s.) wrote the following. "Thereafter, (thanking Allah) Muhammad (s.a.) was the trustee of Allah for His creatures. When he was taken away from this world we, Ahl al-Bayt inherited him, thus, we are the trustees of Allah over His earth. With us is the knowledge of the sufferings, the death, the genealogy of the Arabs and the birth of Islam. We know the man when we see him in the truth of faith or hypocrisy. Our followers (Shi‘a) are listed (with us) by their names and the names of their fathers. Allah has established a covenant with them and with us. They land wherever we would do so and enter wherever we would enter. There is no besides us and our followers as living the Islamic culture. We are the noble saviors and the descendents of the prophets and of the children of the successors of the prophets. We the ones to whom the book of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, has come exclusively. We, of all people, have the first priority (closeness) to the book of Allah. We, of all people, have the first priority (closeness) to the Messenger of Allah. For us He formed His religion. Reference: Al-Kafi, vol 1, Page 224. 6. According to traditions attributed to the 5th and 6th Imams the Prophets and Imams are endowed with 5 spirits. 1) the holy spirit (Ruh al-Quds) who obtains knowledge for them and because of whom they can carry the repository of prophesy 2) the spirit of faith (Ruh al-Iman) through which they have faith, fear of the Lord and justice 3) the spirit of strength (ruh al-quwwa) through which they can expend effort in obedience to Allah 4) the spirit of longing (ruh al-shawah) through which they desire to serve Allah and satisfy their natural needs 5) the spirit of movement (ruh al-madraj) or the spirit of life (ruh al-hayat) which allows them to move Reference: Basair section 9 ch. 14 pp. 445-50, al-Kulayni Usul volume 2 pp 15-16 These types of narrations are clearly in contradiction to Quran. Say, [O Muhammad], "Invoke those you claim [as deities] besides Allah ." They do not possess an atom's weight [of ability] in the heavens or on the earth, and they do not have therein any partnership [with Him], nor is there for Him from among them any assistant. [34:22] And intercession does not benefit with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], "What has your Lord said?" They will say, "The truth." And He is the Most High, the Grand. [34:23] And to many other verses.
  24. COMPANIONS OF PROPHET ﷺ) In Islam, the Sahāba were the companions of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). This form is plural, the singular is Sahābi, which is Arabic for "friend, companion." Definitions of Companion Anyone who saw Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in his lifetime, believed in his teachings, and died as a Muslim to be a Companion or Ṣahābi. Lists of prominent Companions usually run to fifty or sixty names, being the people most closely associated with Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). It was important to identify the Companions because later scholars accepted their testimony (the hadith, or traditions) as to the words and deeds of Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), the occasions on which the Qur'an was revealed, and various important matters of Islamic history and practice (sunnah). The testimony of the Companions, as it was passed down through chains of trusted narrators (isnads), was the basis of the developing Islamic tradition. Other links in the chain of isnad Because the hadith were not written down until many years after the death of Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), the isnads, or chains of transmission, always have several links. The first link is preferably a Companion, who had direct contact with Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The Companion then related the tradition to a taba'een, the companion of the Companion. Taba'een had no direct contact with Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), but did have direct contact with the Ṣahāba. The tradition then would have been passed from the taba'een to the tabataba'een, the third link. The second and third links in the chain of transmission were also of great interest to Muslim scholars, who treated of them in biographical dictionaries and evaluated them for bias and reliability. Views of the companions According to Sunni scholars, people of the past should be considered Companions if they had any kind of contact with Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). If they saw him, heard him, or were in his presence even briefly, they are Companions. Blind people are considered Companions even if they could not see Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Infants who could not remember their contact with Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) are still considered Companions. Even unlearned and unobservant Muslims are considered Companions. However, anyone who died after rejecting Islam and becoming an apostate is not considered a Companion. Sunni Muslim scholars classified Companions into many categories, based on a number of criteria. Imam Suyuti recognized eleven levels of Companionship. However, all Companions are considered just (udul); that is, Sunni scholars do not believe that Companions would lie or fabricate hadith. Most famous companions * Hazrat Abu BakrRadhiAllahuAnhu * Hazrat Umar RadhiAllahuAnhu * Hazrat Usman RadhiAllahuAnhu * Hazrat Ali RadhiAllahuAnhu
  25. YOUR THOUGHTS? The Twelver Shia scholar admits that the Twelver Shias claim to follow ahlebait but in reality are following marjaas whose rulings are based on guesswork/conjecture. It can not be fully confirmed (may be this is the reason why they are not showing source for their rulings). Twelver Shias are following a marja instead of an actual Imam. This also justify above thread somehow.
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