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musim 1992

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  1. Is there any good book in english or urdu which is based on miracles of our Holy Prophet(saww) and Holy Imams(a) ?.....like a compilation of miracles from their lives?
  2. I'm not in karachi or lahore.....do i need to know the people who arrange the majlis in order to present a question??..
  3. Salam Does anyone know if there is any way someone could send a question to Allama Aqeel Gharavi?? I searched on google but I could not find any official website on his name.
  4. I read the sermon and found what you were referring to...do you know of any tradition that further explains these two types of rizq?
  5. The summary of above arguments become: Either the type of Rizq whose responsibility God has taken is different from food and shelter or By 'responsibility', God means that He will capacitate the earth to sustain all life contained in it but 'responsibility' does not mean that He will make sure that the morsel of bread reaches the mouth of every person thus leaving room for human injustice preventing food from reaching the poor Kindly do share any traditions of Rizq you know of which could clarify this problem. Has anyone heard the story that once Imam Ali(a) was going somewhere and someone in His way asked Him where He was going, He told the man that He was going to distribute rizq...the man said that would the rizq reach every creature?...Imam Ali(a) said yes...when Imam Ali(a) left, the man captured an ant in a jar so that he may challenge Imam Ali(a) that rizq did not reach this ant...after some time when Imam Ali(a) was coming back the man asked Him if the rizq has been distributed to all creatures..Imam Ali(a) said yes...when the man took the jar out of his pocket he saw that there was sugar in the mouth of ant.... Has anyone else heard this story and can anyone validate it?
  6. These three traditions contradict the ones that I have quoted. How is it possible that Imam Ali(a) is at one place telling you that Rizq would chase you even if you run away from it just like death does while at some other place He(a) is encouraging you to go after it...these are contradictory statements. Similarly In the quote that I have provided Imam Ali(a) says that piousness cannot increase rizq and wickedness cannot decrease it then how come Imam Baqar(a) said that sins would decrease rizq? another contradiction! Either the tradition that I have quoted is right or yours is right but both cannot be true unless in all of these quotes Rizq is being taken in different meanings (other than food and shelter etc.) You are right about the 'good people dying under oppression' thing but that matter is less serious because Allah has not taken the responsibility of protecting good people from worldly/materialistic harm...but in case of Rizq it seems like Allah has indeed taken complete responsibility...so i think this matter is far more serious. As for the 'rizq is up' that crossed my mind too but I don't think that is a sensible explanation...I think that would imply irresponsibility and injustice from God's part because the playing field does not remain level...When you guarantee something then that is like a commitment...It is just like i guarantee my child that I will bear his education expenses and i ask him that you need to work hard on being a good student but then after some time I stop paying for his school and the school kicks him out...and i say that 'that is enough of your education'.. As for 'poverty' I agree that it can be a test but we are not discussing poverty here, are we?...being poor is another thing and being so poor that you don't survive is another thing...we are discussing the latter one.
  7. Rizq has always been a subtle topic to grasp for me. It is Muslim belief that God has taken the responsibility of distributing and providing rizq to all the creatures. But the interpretation of this responsibility is unclear to me. Throughout this discussion I am assuming that the meaning of the word Rizq is primarily food, cloth and shelter (with emphasis on food). Allah says:- "And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register." [surah hud Verse 6] Imam Ali(a) said:- “‘The Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds’ means their Owner, their Creator, and the Provider of their daily bread through ways which they know of and ways which they do not know of. The daily sustenance is divided up. It will reach the Children of Adam no matter which way they go in this world. One’s piety will not cause an increase in it, neither will a wicked person’s corruption cause a decrease in his share of the daily bread. There is a veil in between one and his share of the daily bread, and he is running after his daily bread. If one tries to escape from his share of the daily bread, it will follow him just as death does."[uyoon Akhbar Al-Reza Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã Chapter 28 Tradition number 30] These suggest that a man must not worry about his rizq because the part that Allah has fixed for us will reach us no matter what just like death reaches us no matter what. But if you take a look at what happens in real world I am unable to see these said principles into action.There are millions and millions of people who die of starvation. Man has made systems in this world which keep making the rich even more rich while the poor becomes even more poor. All this observation implies how sustenance is in man's hand and how the powerful deprive the poor of even the most basic necessities of life. I have been searching for an explanation which makes sense. Which would neither contradict Quran nor contradict what we see. I am searching for an answer which adds it all together smoothly. I wonder why no one asked any Infallible that If God has taken the responsibility of providing rizq then why do people die of starvation? Kindly share your thoughts on this issue and if you know of any tradition from Infallibles please do mention it. Thank you
  8. I agree 1000% Our Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) can't even commit a tark-e-awla. He is way above that. Allah did not say for any other Prophet that whenever the Prophet speaks, He is not speaking from His own accord but it is Allah who is communicating. It is only for our Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) that every single word that comes out of His mouth whether it is a part of Quran or not is approved by Allah. I am investigating on the tradition that I have mentioned in my first post. I believe it to be incomplete or I think that there has been some problem in translation. I posted this tradition expecting that someone would point out problem in this tradition and enlighten me with the correct tradition. I have no question on the knowledge of Prophet (P.B.U.H) neither do I have any doubts that our Prophet cannot err. I just wanted to discuss the authenticity of this tradition or its correct form.
  9. I agree with everything that you say but It doesn't give any answer to the question I posted. Allah says in Quran: "By the star when it descends,Your companion [Muhammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred,Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination.It is not but a revelation revealed,Taught to him by one intense in strength -One of soundness....." (Surah An Najm Ayat: 1-6) These verses are a proof that our Prophet (P.B.U.H) didn't use to speak out of His own self, Everything that our Prophet (P.B.U.H) said even other than the verses of the Quran was from Allah's will. Now in the tradition that I have mentioned above it says: Now when Our Prophet (P.B.U.H) says that He will give the answer tomorrow then remember it is not that He is speaking out of his own accord...it is backed by Allah's will...So how come He is not able to answer in 15 days?...that has been my question since the beginning.
  10. When Allah sends a Prophet then He does not send a Prophet who is less in knowledge and wisdom in anything than the ones the Prophet has been sent to lead and guide. Allah does not play games of giving knowledge and taking it back...it is knowledge, not some sort of trophy my friend. Prophets are nor some sort of puppets whose strings are controlled by God...Allah puts knowledge and wisdom in their personalities....All the Prophets by birth possess knowledge and wisdom...Prophets are not like us who learn after coming into this world by some teachers and educational institutes.
  11. It is wrong to say that angels are forces and/or energies and/or principles of any kind. Angels are conscious beings. Here are a few proofs: Angles have wings [All] praise is [due] to Allah , Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. (Surah Al Fatir, Ayat 01) This verse clearly states that angles have wings. How would one interpret this ayat if angels were to be considered forces or principles etc. Mention of Number of Angels [Remember] when you said to the believers, "Is it not sufficient for you that your Lord should reinforce you with three thousand angels sent down? (Surah Al-e-Imran, Ayat 124) Here and in some other verses like these there is a mention of a specific number of angels being sent down. It wouldn't make sense if we would say that 3000 principles or energies or forces were sent down. Conversation of Angels with God on creation of Human Being And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority." They said, "Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?" Allah said, "Indeed, I know that which you do not know." (Surah 2, Ayat 30) This ayat clearly shows that Angels are conscious beings who can think otherwise how would they have been able to ask a question? You can see that their question is pretty logical...they saw the creation of Prophet Adam(as) and were able to judge that the element of desire will enable man to cause corruption and shed blood...their question implies that they were also aware of the fact that a higher position must not be given to someone who is mischievous that's why they said "while we praise and sanctify you"...so we can see that they have common sense and they are able to think upon information presented in front of them...but if we were to consider angels some kind of forces or energies or principles then how can we attribute to them the "consciousness" which is characteristic of a living being?
  12. My question is related to the background of Surah Kahf. Before putting forward the question it is important to refer to Surah Kahaf Ayat 23 and 24 which say: "And never say of anything, "Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,"" (Surah Kahf Ayat 23) "Except [when adding], "If Allah wills." And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, "Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct."" (Surah Kahf Ayat 24) Now the most popular story related with the background of these these verses state that there were some Jew Scholars who sent 3 questions for Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) and they said that if He(pbuh) is a true Prophet of the Lord then he will be able to answer the first two questions but not the third. When our Prophet(pbuh) was asked these questions He said He would answer tommorrow. But it took a lot of days before He(pbuh) was able to answer the questions because He did not receive any revelation from God in the meantime. The above mentioned verses were finally revealed in which, according to the commentaries, Prophet(pbuh) is addressed and the value of saying Inshallah is expressed to Him. Thus the commentaries establish the fact that since the Prophet(pbuh) did not say Inshallah, God made him wait a lot of days before finally providing Him with the answers to the Jew's questions. The complete incident is as under as taken from Tafsir Ibn Kathir: This is Tafsir Ibn Kathir and I have taken this from the following website http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2744&Itemid=73 Now I have one and only one question: How is it possible that the Prophet(PBUH) who was created before all of creation...... who had the most knowledge and wisdom in all of creation.....Who was of those who didn't even need to hear a question and could read what was going on in someone's mind......Whose student Imam Ali(as) told about the whole creation of Prophet Adam(as) as if He had seen all of it with His very own eyes......How could the Grand Prophet(pbuh) not answer the questions straight away??????? And we are talking about questions the answers of which were known by the Jew scholars.....How is it possible that a trivial Jew scholar knows something that the Prophet of the whole universe didn't know????? one can either believe a Prophet who splits the moon into two with a single gesture or one can believe a Prophet who needs 15 days to answer a history question...I refuse to believe the above mentioned story because the Prophet(PBUH) I believe in would smile on these questions and answer them straight away. The biggest problem is that I have searched a lot for an alternative story but every site I visit gives some version of the above mentioned story...even shia websites have put forward similar stories with regard to these verses. Kindly Post any information you have regarding the background of these verses. I couldn't find Tafsir Al-Mizan's commentary on surah kahf in english...if you have it kindly post it......or put forward if you have any other sources which would give the REAL reason for revealing Surah Kahaf.
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