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    • The OP is an example of the verse: أَفَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِبَعْضِ الْكِتَابِ وَتَكْفُرُونَ بِبَعْضٍ (Do you, then, believe in some parts of the divine writ and deny the truth of other parts?) There is no debate on Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), so with the poor understanding of اياك نستعين, the OP has refuted himself. Nothing really is needed to counter this self-refuting article. As for seeking help from Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), people, in his "apparent" life on earth, called him for help and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) made obligatory on him to help the people: وَإِنِ اسْتَنصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ As for the word نسعين، the OP himself mentioned صبر & صلاة from the quranic verses. What are these two things? Are they Allah? What is صلاة according to Quran and what is sabr?  وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي (and keep up prayer for My remembrance) What is His remembrance? Only saying "Subhan Allahe wal hamdo lillahe wa la ilaha ilAllaho waAllaho Akbar" is His ذكر? What is ذكر & who are the اهل الذكر according to Quran? The معيت of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) with the صابرين doesn't hold any meaning for you?  Note that, for us, صبر & صلاة are the very beings of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) & Imams عليهم السلام. Neither the مفهوم of sabr & salah can be extrapolated without them nor the meaning & neither the exercise of these two can be known. So if you ask me what is sabr & what is salah, I will point towards the lives of these blessed personalities and would say "these are the sabr & salah". Similarly, these blessed personalities are the "speaking book" (كتاب الناطق/قرأن الناطق).  Now come to the verses which we accept and you have avoided discussing them: قَالُوا يَا أَبَانَا اسْتَغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا خَاطِئِينَ {97} [Shakir 12:97] They said: O our father! ask forgiveness of our faults for us, surely we were sinners. وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ رَسُولٍ إِلَّا لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذْ ظَلَمُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ جَاءُوكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا اللَّهَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ الرَّسُولُ لَوَجَدُوا اللَّهَ تَوَّابًا رَحِيمًا {64} [Shakir 4:64] And We did not send any messenger but that he should be obeyed by Allah's permission; and had they, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful. Why the brothers of Prophet Yusuf (عليه السلام) asked help from their father? Why the companions came to Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) for asking forgiveness from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)? And why did the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) asked forgiveness for them if the companions never asked his help?  Perhaps you need to cite this verse as well before expressing your deep rooted ignorance; إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْفُرُونَ بِاللّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يُفَرِّقُواْ بَيْنَ اللّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَيقُولُونَ نُؤْمِنُ بِبَعْضٍ وَنَكْفُرُ بِبَعْضٍ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَّخِذُواْ بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ سَبِيلاً 4:150  
    • https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-woman-goes-viral-tiktok-saying-hard-find-masculine-man-conservative I think this is the reason I cannot find right person. Conservatives just expect you to give up career and become a house wife while liberals expect you to know how to balance career and family and do it all. I cannot be a house wife but I cannot handle doing all housework, child care and a full time job. Also liberal men are poor, so they act very needy and stalkery. I mean they don't ask a woman for marriage, they demand it like it's their right. And they can become very abusive while trying to coerce a woman into marriage. After dealing with this behavior from so many men, I become irritated very quickly. 
    • But it is contradictory in totality. You claim you can ask help from humans, what is your proof? The verses you have quoted do not say nor hint at such a thing. Each verse is with Allah alone as I have quoted you above. That is the most basic definition of a contradiction. Also one simple example to nullify what you are claiming is literally calling someone to help you physically. You can also help someone virtually through the internet, or across the world, yet it can still be both physical and non physical help, which again brings an issue with the ideology you claim comes along with the verses you quote.   You said calling on a human who is alive to help you is okay, but Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) clearly says CALL ON ME ALONE for help! Hence you are disobeying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and committing shirk.
    • Is this statement above is your own opinion? What about verses of Qur'an on  اِنَّمَا وَلِیُّکُمُ اللّٰہُ وَ رَسُوۡلُہٗ وَ الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا الَّذِیۡنَ یُقِیۡمُوۡنَ الصَّلٰوۃَ وَ یُؤۡتُوۡنَ الزَّکٰوۃَ وَ ہُمۡ رٰکِعُوۡنَ “Verily your guardian is Allah and His Messenger and those who accept faith and establish prayer and give zakat while they are bowing down.” (5:55) Why the guardianship of all humans belong to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and Imam Ali(عليه السلام)? All 3 are not in physical form now?  They must be present and accessible to us to be our Wali. Why we read in Quran that we must make obedience to these 3, and can't even communicate with them and ask for help?  Why the word Ulil Amri is used? Ulil Amri means what if they are not physically infornt of you? يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ “O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those in authority from among you.” (Qur’an, Surah Nisa 4:59) Please qoute the Surah alFatiha in full. [Shakir 1:1] In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. [Shakir 1:2] All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. [Shakir 1:3] The Beneficent, the Merciful. [Shakir 1:4] Master of the Day of Judgment. [Shakir 1:5] Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help. [Shakir 1:6] Keep us on the right path. [Shakir 1:7] The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray. Yes, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) alone we worship and beseech for help.  But, we need to know the correct or approvedbways to worship and seek help.  The only ways to worship and seek help directly from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is through the Prophet and Imams. Otherwise syaitan, who are not physically seen, can be with us.  Our Prophet((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and Imams (عليه السلام)must be with us when we worship and seek help from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).  That is why we say salam toward the end of our salah (daily prayers)..Otherwise we be like Syaitans and Umar who believe Qur'an is sufficient. But according to OP , our Wali are not accessible because they are dead.  This is ACCORDING to the opinion of the OP of this thread. Please read the book Light Within Me.... how we can enter into the spiritual dimension.     Shakir[Shakir 2:1] Alif Lam Mim. [Shakir 2:2] This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who guard (against evil). [Shakir 2:3] Those who believe in the unseen and keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them. [Shakir 2:4] And who believe in that which has been revealed to you and that which was revealed before you and they are sure of the hereafter. [Shakir 2:5] These are on a right course from their Lord and these it is that shall be successful.  We cannot "be sure" (yaqiin) of hereafter unless we are there.  We cannot be there or witness the hereafter unless our Wali bring us there to witness it.  Otherwise, we cannot be successful.  Our Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and Imams (عليه السلام) have been bestowed with favors.... as in Surah al Fatiha. Wallahualam, Layman.  
    • I thought those other intelligent beings that we, as Muslims, believe exist - are jinn?
    • "Calling upon someone to ask for help" and "depending on physical means to accomplish a task" are two different things. I do not see how that is a contradictory ideology. Also, I would like you to elaborate on what made you say "astaghfirullah" to that specific part of my post. I wrote this lengthy article as a sort of persuasive/compelling essay a few weeks ago, and pasted it to this site for exactly what you are doing—critique. I value and appreciate it, because that helps me rectify my flawed reasoning and understand the other side better. So please forgive me if I came off as "holier than thou" or accusatory towards a particular group of people. My intent is to discuss, debate and challenge already held ideas and beliefs and test their veridicality with Qur'an, and this is a topic that has always piqued my interest. My issue here is with "istighatha" particularly, and not "tawassul".  Maybe you misconstrued my argument or maybe I did not fully understand what you find problematic with what I have said.  Also, if upon reading you have found whatever I have written down to be absolutely nonsensical, then it leaves us, at least, with all the verses that I have quoted. We could have some back and forth on what your point of view is regarding their import and exegesis and how relevant they are to the topic under discussion. 
    • Here's Your Proof That Media LIES About NAZ|S in the Ukrainian Military  
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      Here is a video I watched from Dr. Ali Ataie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIO65Vpcy8U&lc=Ugws-7rSvCQSvRXihyl4AaABAg.9p3BMLCZmxP9qk9SGf0L38&ab_channel=MuslimCommunityCenter-MCCEastBay This video clip is from one of his videos titled as Muslim is a Verb: Don't Have Hope Without Action | Ustadh Dr. Ali Ataie (27th Night in Ramadan '23) Given the context of the video, I see that Dr. Ali Ataie had enough with debating against Ex-Muslims, Non-Muslims, Jews, and Christians as a whole because the vast majority of them don't care about the faith Muslims adhere to along with character assassinating Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) at any means necessary. It is even more disgusting when one of the comments in the video is some people calling out on Dr. Ali Ataie for stepping down, giving into cowardice, and providing lame excuses despite the problem being that they are all asserting without evidence to what Dr. Ali Ataie is discussing here. Even more disgusting is the notion some people believe in which I quote, "If one can't laugh at oneself and at ones own religion. Then there is something wrong with one and one's religion." I guess this is the real difference between a Muslim and a Non-Muslim's mentality along with some Jews and Christians. From the likes of Salman Farsi and Bilaal to Abu Lahab and Abu Jahl. Being an Abu Jahl and an Abu Lahab is the Gold Standard of "Intellect", "Academia", "Wisdom", and "Par Excellence" that all Human Beings should strive for at this day and age. I say that in air-quotes to denote sarcasm. Madness. "Laugh At" is something most religiously devout individuals from most religions don't wish to engage in. Laughing is not a high priority for the interests of most religiously devout people. I think it's fair to say most Muslims don't "Laugh At" their own religious beliefs nor "Laugh At" their own religion given Surah 9:65-66 (Al-Tawbah) and Surah 49:11 (Al-Hujurat)   Bottom line is that what Dr. Ali Ataie is informing to the Muslim masses is the following, Be Wise and learn to Discriminate against the Non-Muslims along with Jews and Christians. Don't give the vast majority among them your attention and don't give them the platform the moment they begin character assassinating Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) along with making fun of the signs of Allah and Allah Himself. Because none of them care in the long run and are complacent as to what they already think about Islam (aka Selective and Confirmation Bias). Very few amongst the Non-Muslims come to learn about Islam and understand its nuances. Vast majority are not only in doubt, but mock and ridicule such nuances within the Islamic Religion no different to the Arab Pagans including Jews and Christians. But then a problem arises, these Non-Muslims along with Jews and Christians will happily spread their filth and misinformation to the ignorant masses against Islam they are while we remain silent and in the defensive against all this? Is this a damned if we do, and damned if we don't situation for the Muslim Ummah? I will even admit that some Muslims unfortunately are not wise people where they shouldn't make fun of other religions nor make fun of the people who adhere to their religious beliefs.
    • Astagfirullah ???????????? ^^^^^^^ My guy you didnt need to type all that up. I hope you reread your post before you posted it. Yaaa really seems like you haven't bud. You are committing kuffur and shirk by your own contradictory ideology when you are constantly depending on other than Allah aka humans and inanimate objects. So before you write an article without going to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) directly, on your holier than thou cause of condemning others and accusing people of shirk, you might wanna reeducate yourself first.
    • Define aliens......as far as i know, according to Islam, God created other "intelligent" beings as well in the universe
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