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  2. Every individual, man or woman, will have their own unique answers. 1. To worship through deeds 2. Framework 3. Respect 4. Enough 5. Kind of socially expected 6. No 7. Very 8. Yes. Any questions?
  3. Interesting documentary on Amazon (it's on Prime at the moment): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farah-Diba-Pahlavi-Last-Princess/dp/B07NDGN919 She tells the story of her marriage to his 'majesty' and ultimately his death. All the way through there is a narrative about her good works, building hospitals, museums and libraries and reporting the state of the people to her husband. The talking heads who are invited are all pro-monarchists. But this self-aggrandisement highlights the problem within regimes such as the Pahlavis'. The documentary makes some passing references that also explain the causes of the Pahlavis' downfall, such as 30% of the government's annual budget being spent on arms. Set against that fundamental problem, no matter what she did she was just 're-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic'.
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  5. Temporary tattoo stickers exist that can last a few weeks.
  6. Warning some 'music' in OP, but following reactions interesting. Inshallah it marks the beginning of the end. Click translate button to read the Arabic:
  7. Narrated `Aisha: "Abu Bakr refused to give anything of that to Fatima. So she became angry with Abu Bakr and kept away from him, and did not task to him till she died. She remained alive for six months after the death of the Prophet. When she died, her husband `Ali, buried her at night without informing Abu Bakr and he said the funeral prayer by himself."

    Sahih al-Bukhari 4240, 4241
    Chapter 38: Ghazwa of Khaibar, Book 64: Military Expeditions led by the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) (Al-Maghaazi)
    Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama: Allah's Messenger said, "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry makes me angry."
    Sahih al-Bukhari 3714
    Chapter 12: The virtues of the relatives of Allah’s Messenger (saws), Book 62: Companions of the Prophet
    What did the hadith say again?
    "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..."
    And the other one?
    "He who makes her angry makes me angry."
    So whoever makes Fatima angry makes the Prophet angry?
    Who makes Fatima angry?
    "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..."
    "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..."
    "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..."
  8. If that is the case O believer of God, I am presenting before you a verse of Quran which negates the possibility of any sort of direct contact with God; وَمَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَنْ يُكَلِّمَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَّا وَحْيًا أَوْ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ أَوْ يُرْسِلَ رَسُولًا فَيُوحِيَ بِإِذْنِهِ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ إِنَّهُ عَلِيٌّ حَكِيمٌ {51} [Shakir 42:51] And it is not for any mortal that Allah should speak to him except by revelation or from behind a veil, or by sending a messenger and revealing by His permission what He pleases; surely He is High, Wise. The hijab is in place even for His messengers. Common men neither receives revelation, nor angels comes to them, neither God talks with them behind veil like He talked with Musa (عليه السلام). He even addressed the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) through revelation when he was at the distance to two bows or even less (فكان قاب قوسين او ادني).
  9. So no one is calling Jesus as God. Not even Dave. He is very clear that Jesus (عليه السلام), in his whole being/self, is a manifestation of God's names. He agrees with the fact that no one worship the names made up of or composed of letters. God's essence or Self is not composed, He is not made up of letters. Don't you understand simple things?
  10. That would be a direct contact in the sense that I am either watching her speaking or listening to her directly or on telephone call. The direct contact happens when a thing comes in our hawas e khamsa (Five senses). Only that is considered direct contact with herself. Assuming I never saw my mother, never listened to her, never touched her or known her smell, I only knew her name (assuming that she is no more in this world) and start calling her by that name, that is not the direct contact. I am just calling her "through" her name. I have no idea o herself. I am expecting stupid analogies from you lol. I don't believe Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has human names. And rest of your comment is useless as usual.
  11. Personally, I have no problem with that. Just make sure that you don't worship the name but the named. But my personal view means nothing, that is what you must know .
  12. You have indeed misunderstood my friend. The names of human are not and cannot be the divine names. Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is the name of messenger of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), a purified slave of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Ali (عليه السلام) is the name of one of the purified slave of Allah. Esa bin Maryam (Jesus) (عليه السلام), is the name of His messenger, a purified slave of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). What was said is that the names of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) are not His essence or Self. But the "essence" or "self" of His purified slaves, are His beautiful names or manifestation of His beautiful names. There is a famous hadith often quoted: من عرف نفسه فقد عرف ربه (He who knows hiself knows His God) Similarly, the ones who draw near to God Almighty, start reflecting the light of divine names. This is the perfection of their selves not their names. Their very being turns into the proof of God Almighty. A very profound verse, known as the verse of light, says this: اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚ نُورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ {35} [Shakir 24:35] Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth; a likeness of His light is as a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp is in a glass, (and) the glass is as it were a brightly shining star, lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof almost gives light though fire touch it not-- light upon light-- Allah guides to His light whom He pleases, and Allah sets forth parables for men, and Allah is Cognizant of all things. This parable is presented by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Himself. There exist persons which, within themselves, are the examples of divine light. They don't have anything of their own, they 100% reflects the divine light, hence Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has mentioned them here as "His Light" (لنوره). Another profound verse, says this: وَلِلَّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ ۚ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ 2:115) To Allah belong the east and the West: Whithersoever ye turn, there is countenance (or the presence) of Allah. For Allah is all-Pervading, all-Knowing. We know God as الظاهر & الباطن (The Apparent/Outward & The Hidden/Inward). Nearly all the religions of the world hold a common concept of God’s being invisible or unseen, they do not find it difficult either to comprehend that He is unseen. However, when it comes to the question of Allah’s being the ‘Manifest’ or the ‘Outward’ then definitely there are differences of interpretations on this matter. Another verse mentions this: فَلَنَقُصَّنَّ عَلَيْهِمْ بِعِلْمٍ ۖ وَمَا كُنَّا غَائِبِينَ {7} [Shakir 7:7] Then most certainly We will relate to them with knowledge, and We were not absent. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has negated His absence in the above verse. So if He is not absent, then He must be manifestly present according to His name الظاهر. And His manifestation is seen in the verses where He has ascribed to the actions of His perfect & purified slaves as His own. For example, when people offered their bay‘at (oath of allegiance) upon the Prophet’s hand, Allah said that “Allah’s hand is upon their hands.” (Holy Qur’an, 48:10) Similarly Allah says that “whosoever obeys the Prophet surely obeys Allah.” (Holy Qur’an, 4:80) Similarly Allah says that "and you did not smite when you smote (the enemy), but it was Allah Who smote". (Holy Qur'an 8:17) Having said that, what I have argued is that since the very essence or being of His slaves (I am not talking about their names) are nothing but the manifestation of divine names, so calling them must be tantamount to calling the divine names. And since we do not worship the names therefore there should be no allegation of shirk, technically justified for those, who used to call these blessed personalities, for help/intercession etc.
  13. The video has been removed from the above website but its audio file that was found again and it is included as given below: https://audiomack.com/truth-is-religion/song/best-answer-on-occultation-of-imam-mahdi
  14. One of the main reasons Muhammad came was to erase the idea of calling upon Jesus as god, to reach god. As they have corrupted the message of Jesus about Allah. Furthermore @Cool is misguided about this fact. so Dave, no Muslims do not call God by human names.
  15. Allahumma salli ala muhammadiw wa ali muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum Rabbinee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqir Audhu billahi minash shaytanir rajeem دع كل الشتائم ضدي تُعاد سبعة أضعاف. Astaghfirillah Ya Allah, protect my sister from further harm and abuse Ya as-Sadiq, pray on my behalf, to Al-Haqq that my friend is guided to Islam and healed of her headaches. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Kadhim, pray to As-Sabur on my behalf that me and my brother in Islam are rewarded with a wife each and also that he can find the strength and to overcome his sadness. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Ridha, pray to Al-Wadud on my behalf that she gets peace of mind, verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Taqi, pray to Al Hakim on my behalf that my burden is lessened and I get the strength to take this deen and the sanctity of my life seriously. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) I ask nothing more than for our happiness and well-being. May we all be protected from the plague by Your permission.
  16. Who was worshipped before Jesus was born? Who did Mary worship before Jesus was born? When exactly was Jesus worshipped? Did his mother worship him when he was born? Did Jesus tell his disciples to worship him? Did Jesus worship himself?
  17. Furthermore, shiism and it’s cultural non religious traits helps confuse non Muslims like Dave, in believing wrong things. Bad Sunnis/Shias make non Muslims also have a bad view on Islam. Human nature right? but one who acknowledges and still promotes, I don’t think will be please with by Allah. so Dave, no Muslims do not call Allah by Muhammad or Ali. Apparently cool does but he is misguided about the issue. —— that is one of the main reasons the Quran was sent to clarify from people calling on to Jesus as god (or as a different name of god, to make @Cool understand) , you must address god by his name. And your explanation of the word Name is wrong.
  18. Furthermore, shiism and it’s cultural non religious traits helps confuse non Muslims like Dave, in believing wrong things. Bad Sunnis/Shias make non Muslims also have a bad view on Islam. Human nature right? but one who acknowledges and still promotes, I don’t think will be please with by Allah. so Dave, no Muslims do not call Allah by Muhammad or Ali. Apparently cool does but he is misguided about the issue. —— that is one of the main reasons the Quran was sent to clarify from people calling on to Jesus as god (or as a different name of god, to make @Cool understand) , you must address god by his name. And your explanation of the word Name is wrong.
  19. It is said to be "from God". It emanates from Him.
  20. Sure. He also has an Arm and Hand. Add them to the godhead, the more the better. If not, why not? Sure, just like we have an arm and a hand. Yes, His Arm and Hand are described as doing many wonderful things too. There is no "holy spirit" in the HB. And we still need to establish why is the evil spirit emanating from God not divine, while the holy spirit equally emanating from Him is.
  21. A Japanese kamikaze blowing himself up for his nation is a martyr? What about the Chinese "suicide squads"? The point isn't what Iesous' death was supposed to achieve, but whether he deliberately acted in a way that would bring about his death. Did Iesous not send his own self to earth for the express purpose of dying according to his, and his divine partners' plan for universal salvation? There is nothing absolute in John's parents performance of the commandements God prescribed. And yet they are blameless in God's sight Lk1:6. Further, Deut30:10-14 states that the entire Law is at at anyone's reach. In Ps119:1 we read "Praiseworthy are those whose way is perfect, who walk with the law of the Lord". Similarily in Job37:23 people are not expected to be perfectly righteous in Torah observance. Yes Isa64 is a Christian favorite. It actually is a long prayer of confession where Isaiah compares the righteousness of a SINFUL generation to filthy rags. It isnt speaking in general. The prayer continues by asking God to return to His servants and have mercy on the righteous sons of Jacob (63:17). As is clear, the passage doesnt dismiss all people's righteous deeds as useless, only those coming from insincere and sinful people. This isnt something strange, whether Jesus or the Quran would equally later denounce religious hypocrisy. As well as repentance, among many other avenues for sin atonement, with or without shedding blood. See this Besides the HB being filled with prayers of forgiveness and admonishment to repent, with or without an offering, such a notion that "only blood atones" renders meaningless the Lord's prayer in the NT. Jesus would have been teaching his followers a useless prayer of forgiveness Lk11"Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us". What is further striking is that throughout Acts, where the apostles give a number of speeches in order to convert others to the faith, the notion of Jesus' death as an atoning sacrifice is absent.
  22. From the entities endowed with freewill which Allah created. This is made clear in sura al-falaq (113). God created murder and sin? So we can be good and do good in God's eyes, by our own will and effort?
  23. To understand women, you have to understand us emotionally. Many times when marriages fail, it's usually because a man wants to remain stubborn and "in charge" as opposed to learning how to communicate effectively. Many Muslim men, sometimes being concerned with being the provider type, never consider to learn how to listen. Communication in general is not valued in a lot of Muslim societies. To answer your questions.... 1. My purpose. There is no one purpose. Obviously, on a basic level, I'm here to be a good person, pray, and be kind to others. But I also have interests and hobbies, talents that I believe God has given me that I want to put to good use. Essentially, my purpose is to gain skills, be productive, and worship my lord. 2. Islam is important. It's a bit part of my life. But I want to stress that Islam is only one part of life. The other parts are having fun, finding a partner, raising kids, learning new skills, starting a career, etc. The Quran even says to enjoy life. 3. I am already married. So it was important for me to find a man who was kind, sweet, emotionally attuned to people, empathetic, and easy to get along with. As for money, money is important, but being happy with what you're doing is more important. Generally, making money to support yourself, and having some disposable income, is important. 4. Marriage is important. There has to always compromise, forgiveness, trust, loyalty, commitment, and good communication. 5. There is a fallacy that either one lives a life of luxury or is destitute. I think there is a balance. Travelling is very important for mental health. I need to travel at least twice a year. New phones, not important. Getting the latest gadgets, not important. Getting the latest car... No. Not important. Gifts are important. Travelling is important. A big house? It would be nice, but I prefer a house with an ideal floor plan. Nice stuff for the house? Yes, it's important. There's no point buying a house just to fill it with disposable items that will fall apart in a few years. Quality is important, not the price tag. But more importantly, most people can save up their money and budget for at least one vacation a year. 6. Having kids is nice when you can afford them and can take care of them. Both parents should be as selfless as possible while still taking care of themselves, their looks, their hobbies, etc. Kids will respect you more if you take care of yourself and maintain an identity outside of parenting.
  24. Jews give the title of messiah to anyone who begins fulfilling what the HB says the messiah will do. That is why some believed Bar Kochba or more recently Mendel Schneerson were messiahs. Jesus neither fulfilled a single messianic accomplishment, nor had the correct genealogy. As to ben Yosef and ben David, they are 2 different persons that shall appear together towards the end days, each with specific tasks, and one superior to the other. Keeping in mind that this prediction of 2messiahs is a conditional one. If the Jews repent prior to ben Yosef's appearance then only ben David will show upand assume his role as king. See this for more details http://judaismsanswer.com/yosef.htm
  25. Meaning this charge of rebellion was irrelevant to Jewish law. Not only was it irrelevant but it was anxiously awaited when their savior messiah would appear and do just that. What then was the point of that hasty, useless and illegitimate trial?
  26. And these Yeshus have far more dissimilarities than common points with the Jesus of the NT. Keep in mind that miracle working around Jesus' time was not unique to Jesus.
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