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    • Look at the Arabic, this translation has fallen victim to bias. The word Ghanima (war booty) is in there.
    • As a Muslim I know for how far I've been educated about Islamic History is that the Quran was originally an Oral Recitation process just like the previous revelations of Allah where Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) recited a Quranic verse from Allah to his Sahaabas (Companions) piece by piece and his followers from which they memorized the Oral Recitation of all 6236 verses of The Quran began the process of writing it down through a pen and paper format. So it was a simple process. From Oral to Written. Similar to how you record down a dying man's last saying in writing. He says to you, "Tell my wife I love her" and wants you to record his saying down in writing. Done deal. Many Non-Muslims speculate and have their doubts about how the Quran was preserved through all this arduous process, but as a Muslim I do believe that ALL Verses of The Quran in its "written state" are 100% the exact same as how it was Orally Recited through Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). So I have no doubts about that. https://www.al-islam.org/collection-and-preservation-quran-sayyid-abu-al-qasim-al-khoei https://www.al-islam.org/prophethood-and-prophet-islam-ayatullah-ibrahim-amini/revelation-and-preservation-quran   The ordering of The Chapters on the other hand comes into contention where there were Quranic manuscripts/codexes where the Chapters are in differing orders. https://www.islamic-awareness.org/quran/text/mss/ https://www.missionislam.com/quran/revealationorder.htm http://tanzil.net/docs/revelation_order Is it true that Surah Al-Alaq which is the 96th Chapter of The Quran the vast majority of Muslims have nowadays is the 1st Chapter that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) originally based on his meeting of The Archangel Gabriel/Jibrael (عليه السلام) reciting the first ayat of Surah Al-Alaq which starts with the Arabic word "Iqra"? No other Chapters in The Quran starts out with the word "Iqra" except Surah Al-Alaq. So why is Surah Al-Alaq not the 1st Chapter of The Quran the vast majority of Muslims have nowadays? There's even this discussion and debate about The Quranic Manuscript Controversy where Ali ibne Abi Tablib (عليه السلام) wrote down his codex of The Quran where the Chapters and Verses are in order of how they were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) originally from Allah. So why are the Muslim Ummah not using Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS)'s codex of The Quran? Instead the vast majority of Muslims have The Third Caliph Uthman's codex of The Quran where the Chapters are in differing orders. So I have a few issues regarding this issue of the relation between the Verses and The Chapters of The Quran. We all know that Surah Al-Fatiha is the 1st Chapter based on Uthman's codex of The Quran which the vast majority of Muslims have as the standard manuscript of The Quran. We also know furthermore, that there are 7 total verses in Surah Al-Fatiha. However, if we Muslims are well aware of Surah Al-Fatiha NOT being The 1st Chapter of The Quran as it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and instead was the 5th Chapter, then what would be so wrong REARRANGING The Chapters of The Quran strictly in the way how they were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) originally? We Muslims have this information. So why not study it further and see if The Quran can be re-compiled in a codex to fit exactly how it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) originally? I'm not trying to make any implications that The Quran is altered or changed or whatever. The Quran's Ayats are preserved 100% therefore it is Complete. All 6236 of them. I haven't denied that. However, The Surahs are in a completely different order. If we were to Rearrange the Chapters of The Quran such as Surah Al-Fatiha as the 5th Chapter as it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) then how would it affect its 7 total Verses in The Quran? Does Surah Al-Fatiha have more than 7 verses? No. I do somewhat understand why this is a touchy issue though for the Muslim Ummah as the idea of Rearranging The Chapters of The Quran would imply that the Rearrangement of the Verses of The Quran also needs to be done in Revelation Order for how they were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and further Islamic Historical Research needs to be done to evaluate which Verses came after the First Verse which is "Iqra". So if one were to Rearrange All 114 Chapters it would only be fair to Rearrange All 6236 verses of The Quran with respect to The Chapters. So, hypothetically speaking, Surah Al-Baqarah's verses containing a total of 286 from the Quran the vast majority of Muslims have might not have exactly 286 verses how it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). It might have only 256 verses, hypothetically speaking, while the 30 verses after it might belong in a different Chapter. All in all, I shall await for Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (عليه السلام) to bring the Quran that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) chronologically throughout his life.
    • i think that Mayweather might have a weak spot for that guy because he supposedly was a porn actor, and Mayweather is into the business of pimping if I remember correctly
    • If you read surat munafiqun (the hypocrites) you will see that people change. Allah talks about them that they believed and then they stopped believing. At the same time God even talks about prophet mohamed having been lost (dhl) and then he was guided. So in terms of God's guidance people can definitely change according to Islam, and what change is more important than that.  That is because they believed, and then they disbelieved; so their hearts were sealed over, and they do not understand. Munafiqun : 3 In other words, they were mumin then became kafir
    • i haven't and have wondered the same several times. Are they really 313? 
    • The problem with intercession is that some few shias are taking it to extreme levels. Hence why we are being called kafirs by other sects.
    • Yes, but how do you know they can hear your call and that they will intercede for you?
    • Salaam,  “And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, "They are dead." Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.” 2:154
    • Most likely the method of performing the mutaa is not correct.  Sahabas had a habit to find women for mutaa during expeditions.  Since the number of women is limited, so they will try compete among each to get a women for mutaa.  Competing between two men for one woman is not allowed because it will create jealousy and maybe figthing. Therefore, the Prophet made it haram to "compete for mutaa" among two muslims.  Not to made the mutaa haram.   Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3253: Rabi' b. Sabra reported that his father went on an expedition with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) during the Victory of Mecca, and we stayed there for fifteen days (i. e. for thirteen full days and a day and a night), and Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) permitted us to contract temporary marriage with women. So I and another person of my tribe went out, and I was more handsome than he, whereas he was almost ugly. Each one of us had a cloaks, My cloak was worn out, whereas the cloak of my cousin was quite new. As we reached the lower or the upper side of Mecca, we came across a young woman like a young smart long-necked she-camel. We said: Is it possible that one of us may contract temporary marriage with you? She said: What will you give me as a dower? Each one of us spread his cloak. She began to cast a glance on both the persons. My companion also looked at her when she was casting a glance at her side and he said: This cloak of his is worn out, whereas my cloak is quite new. She, however, said twice or thrice: There is no harm in (accepting) this cloak (the old one). So I contracted temporary marriage with her, and I did not come out (of this) until Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) declared it forbidden. Who was the first person that forbid mutaa: Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3248: Ibn Uraij reported: 'Ati' reported that jibir b. Abdullah came to perform 'Umra, and we came to his abode, and the people asked him about different things, and then they made a mention of temporary marriage, whereupon he said: Yes, we had been benefiting ourselves by this temporary marriage during the lifetime of theHoly Prophet (may peace be upon him) and during the tinie of Abi! Bakr and 'Umar. Book 008, Number 3249: Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: We contracted temporary marriage giving a handful of (tales or flour as a dower during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and durnig the time of Abu Bakr until 'Umar forbade it in the case of 'Amr b. Huraith
    • thank you for your well wishes in the end. Amen! Your post is very long and not very direct, so I am sure that it is not just me who won't understand what points you are making. Let me give you advice on how to get through to people like me. Keep it simple, keep it direct. How?   Post actual verses and hadiths that talk directly about "dua" and minimize your own opinions on the matter, and let the verses talk for themselves.  Here is an example: My point: We should not call upon servants of Allah: Proof:  إن الذين تدعون من دون الله عباد أمثالكم فادعوهم فليستجيبوا لكم إن كنتم صادقين Indeed, those you call upon (make duas to ) besides Allah are servants like you. So call upon them and let them respond to you, if you should be truthful. 7:194    Conclusion: I don't need to say anything after posting the above, because the topic of "dua" is addressed directly, and my point has a heavy proof to support it.    I made my own grading system that will save you a lot of work! Just stick to the Quran verses and hadiths available, and you won't need to waste time on giving your own opinions anymore. Just see what Allah says on the topic of "dua" and you will find the truth coupled with hadiths about it in sha Allah. All the best and I look forward to your next more focused attempt. `Thank you
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