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Modest Muslim reacted to Haji 2003 in How Do I Become A Administrator?
If asking whether using bad language, abusing other posters, starting Islamically inappropriate topics, flirting with others, etc. could possibly be sensible, then it is quite likely that they won't become a moderator let alone admin.
True there are areas of debate amongst Mods/Admins, but the above come way before that.
Modest Muslim reacted to ImamAliwabas in Why Does Iran Persecute Baha'is?
I met a Bahai Iranian lady at my work the other day and she was so deeply attached to the sect. Shes trying everything in her power to convert me and invited me to their big temple .I may go for curiosity sake. I know these were a shia offshoot, and they've kept many of our traits like prayers wudu etc.
Modest Muslim got a reaction from megaman in Why Does Iran Persecute Baha'is?
They're fake for us but they sincerely believe that they're following what truth is. So our banning them will only make them say, 'See? We were on the right path so these filthy Muslims banned us.' Will it be good? And Islam allows freedom of faith. Islam's a faith of science and liberalism. Iran shouldn't act like Saudi Arabia. If we can persecute Baha'i people then Saudis can persecute Shia Muslims too because they also believe that Shiites are following a fake religion.
No, brother, that's unfair.
Modest Muslim got a reaction from megaman in Why Does Iran Persecute Baha'is?
But, brother, we can't discriminate them. They're human beings. Will discriminating them make'em feel guilty and return to Islam? Same's with Qadianis in Pakistan that they're persecuted. We should think like a human being. Now years have passed and the Baha'i Faith has become a distinct religion. We have to accept the truth and just like non-Muslims allow Muslims and Muslims allow non-Muslim to live'n worship, same should be done with the Baha'i people.
Modest Muslim reacted to Qa'im in Ahl Al-Bayt In Judeo-Christian Literature
I wanted to devote a thread to documenting and discussing possible references to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and his Pure Household (as) in pre-Islamic literature. I will focus my attention on Jewish, Christian, Gnostic, and Ebionite texts. There are many sites and threads that deal with "Islam and the Bible", which deal with many overused and redundant arguments. This thread will look more into some of the lesser-known references, but I will also be revisiting classics like Deuteronomy 18:18, Isaiah 42, etc.
So for the sake of time, I will divide this series into parts.
Part 1: Introduction
الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْرِفُونَهُ كَمَا يَعْرِفُونَ أَبْنَاءهُمْ وَإِنَّ فَرِيقاً مِّنْهُمْ لَيَكْتُمُونَ الْحَقَّ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ
"Those unto whom We gave the Scripture recognize (this revelation) as they recognize their sons. But lo! a party of them knowingly conceal the truth". (2:146)
There are many references in the Qur'an and the hadith literature to there being an expectation among the Christians and the Jews for the coming of our Prophet (pbuh). Our books say that the People of the Book were expecting a prophet named Ahmad (61:6), who would be the Seal of Prophets, with a unique birthmark upon his shoulder or his back. I will start this thread off by posting Shi`i and Sunni references to the expectation of the Prophet's coming, as talked about in the Islamic oral tradition.
حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال : حدثنا علي بن إبراهيم ، عن أبيه ، عن ابن أبي عمير ، عن إبراهيم بن عبد الحميد ، عن الوليد بن صبيح ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال : إن تبعا قال للأوس والخزرج : كونوا ههنا حتى يخرج هذا النبي ، أما أنا فلو أدركته لخدمته ولخرجت معه .
My father رضي الله عنه narrated. He said: `Ali b. Ibrahim narrated from his father from ibn Abi `Umayr from Ibrahim b. `Abd al-Hameed from al-Walid b. Sabeeh from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Tub`a said to Aws and Khazraj: Remain here until this Prophet appears. As for me, if I were to meet him, I would serve him and arise with him.
Tub`a here is Abu Kariba Tub`a al-As`ad, who was the king of the Himyari Kingdom in Yemen. He ruled from 390-420 CE, and he was an Arab convert to Judaism. Before his conversion, he fought Byzantine influence in Hijaz and even destroyed Yathrib. The Jews of Yathrib then persuaded Tub`a and his troops to convert to Judaism. Tub`a's successors also became devout Jews, and Judaism began to flourish among the pagans of Yemen. Aws and Khazraj here are two Jewish tribes who moved from Yemen to Medina. In this narration, Tub`a is ordering these tribes to remain in Yathrib until the Prophet is forced to flee there.
Regarding this hadith, Shaykh as-Saduq (ra) says: "Tub`a the king [of Yemen] was among those who knew the Holy Prophet and was in anticipation of his advent because he had received information about it. He knew that in the near future a prophet would arise in Mecca and migrate to Yathrib (Medina)".
When reading the words "this Prophet" (هذا النبي), the following Biblical passage comes to mind:
Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”
They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you that Prophet?”
He answered, “No.” (John 1:19-21)
Here, the Jewish scholars come to the Prophet Yahya to ask him about his identity. The Jews had been expecting several prophetic figures, including the Saviour. They were expecting the second coming of Ilyas, the Messiah, and "that Prophet". Yahya denied being any of these awaited figures. The Jews then said, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor that Prophet?” (John 1:25)
According to this Gospel, the Jews in the first century CE were expecting the coming of three. Who is "that Prophet"? Let us look to a Christian exegesis:
1:19-28 John disowns himself to be the Christ, who was now expected and waited for. He came in the spirit and power of Elias, but he was not the person of Elias. John was not that Prophet whom Moses said the Lord would raise up to them of their brethren, like unto him. He was not such a prophet as they expected, who would rescue them from the Romans... (Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary)
To be continued ...
Modest Muslim reacted to syedaliforever in (Eng) Ayt Khamenei Describes Bibi Zaynab's Courage
Assalmo alekum brothers / sisters
Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, describes the epic created by Bibi Zeinab bint Ali a.s, during the aftermath of Ashura . Speech on 20th Nov 2013
(With English Subtitles)
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Modest Muslim reacted to Reza in Ever Heard Of Jake Neuman?
Ever heard of that weird dude down your street? The one who dances for quarters? The one who goes shirtless in the rain? Who was rambling against A-rabb laws or something?
Why hasn't anyone stepped forward and refuted him!!!?? WE are FAILING!!
Modest Muslim reacted to EthidiumIodide in Ever Heard Of Jake Neuman?
I don't think it is possible to be refuted entirely due to the Sunni-centric treatment.
Just do a cursory reading of the first few pages, and look for yourself how many references to Sunni Hadith/Fiqh collections there are. We don't need to refute these books, but they are so powerful because 85% of the Ummah reveres these as second to the Quran.
The Quranic verses have been done to death on this site, so if any verse worries you, just read.
Edit: Let us be honest, there are so many repulsive hadith/fiqh in Sunni Islam, the proof being anti-Islamic sites which are pasted with camel urine hadiths, Prophet Mohammad killed poet hadiths, Aisha telling Prophet Muhammad he is making up ayat hadiths, etc. Sunni doesn't have any answers, and as it is said in Computer Science, garbage in, garbage out. The Islamic crimes and extremism that fuel Jake Neuman-type people are primarily Sunni-derived.
Modest Muslim reacted to CLynn in Imam Khomeini: I'm Confused And Disturbed
Greetings Modest Muslim.
I just did some studying about Khomeini not too long ago.
Here is one of the Youtube video's that I watched. I thought it was very good. I also watched some video's on Iran's history in general which spoke of the revolution and were very helpful to understanding. :)
Modest Muslim reacted to Gotham in Arbaeen Hussayni/chelum
great thread, I just wanted to share some Arbaeen pictures here with you all:
Modest Muslim reacted to Jahangiram in Ever Heard Of Jake Neuman?
Yeesh what an overhyped maniac, just overdone hyperbole and shock effect for the most part. I don't know why you need another muslim to refute this for you? Especially on the acid attacks bit, could be making a lot of cash out of this like the rest of the anti islamist industry. There's nothing original when it comes to the Quran and nabi Muhammad as well, same stuff you can find on your average anti muslim website that has already been refuted by the likes of letmeturnthetables.com and http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/
Oh and I think this is the ideal time for me to make a commentary on honour killings (seeing as I know insider information about the reasons behind them). These dimwits, if they really cared about these victims, would go to the root cause of this problem which is a secular one; which is why it is an international crime that is done by indian hindus and Sikhs as well (and Mexicans not too long ago). Honour is a secular value just like property, in other words it exists regardless of what religion you hold. Those who do honour killings don't differentiate between pre-marital sex and adultery, whilst in Islam the punishment for pre-marital sex is 100 lashes (Quran 24:2); think about that, losing your own virginity wont merit death! These guys even kill for something as light as flirtation, that is because they don't care about religion and care more about what society thinks of them. Which is why they're called 'honour' killings in the first place, the perpetrators can be atheists for all you know. From my own homeland Iraq my dad would tell me stories about guys who do this, theyre sunk in the worst machismo culture ever. Basically they would boast when their sons fornicate because its 'manly' and they don't care its haram. When my dad would tell them its a big sin they'd tell him "khellee ildeen illek" (Keep religion to yourself). Whilst when their daughters do zina...all hell breaks loose. The fact that fornication is haram for both genders in Islam is what differentiates religion from these guys. It's also why not only is a man punished with 80 lashes for falsely accusing a woman of adultery, but vice versa also. The maqsad (objective) behind that punishment is the protection of 'ird (honour), and it applies to both genders falsely accused because zina is dishonourable regardless of whether its a man or woman. And that's the only honour the sharia recognises, the one lost from impure sex...not trivial things like flirting or rejecting an arranged marriage.
We should be mindful of God and avoid haram out of awareness of God's presence (taqwa), not because of what society might think of us.