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Jafar moh got a reaction from DownToEarth in help needed from ex christians
Very uninforming comments in this thread,
@sidnaq it is your choice whether or not you would like to study any case or matter that pertains to things you find personal. I don't find it right for anyone to ask her not to watch these videos. What I will say however is that there are many videos just like this that are created by movie editors and producers (they do this because it is their job; most have an education background in it) who will use your emotions against you through tropes like experiencing a revelation through dreams, experiencing a physical visit by their Lord, and other means which can emotionally impact how you feel and what you may believe, even if it may not necessarily be true at all.
There are very healthy options to go through this like comparing and contrasting scriptural verses and their context; understanding theological similarities and differences, understanding why they are different and so on. You have the freedom of mind to make the choice in your own matter but I implore you that you must spend a large amount of time in studying and pondering. You cannot enter a belief system you have no knowledge of; likewise in order to subscribe to a certain dogma you must know, for the most part, the extremely essential parts of a belief system.
Also, it is more then normal to have doubts and I find that healthy personally; it means you are thinking. Let these doubts be extinguished through your personal studying and inshallah through keeping true to yourself you will arrive to nothing but truth. Salaam
(Also, If you would like information, i've spent a majority of the past year and a half studying interfaith theology between Christians and Muslims. I could help you understand where to start if you'd like to message me). We also have a small amount of Christian members on this site you could ask for information as well. Good luck
Jafar moh got a reaction from M.IB in Shi'a Scientists
Jabber Ibn Hayyan, referred to as the father of chemistry, was an early 8th to 9th century was a scientists of many arts who surprisingly has had an inspiration through the works of our 6th Imam, Jaffar Al Sadiq (as).
Jafar moh reacted to Son of Placid in John 1:1
Just about everything related to divinity, or unknown spiritual encounters were translated as God throughout the OT. If you check out "Strong's" interpretation of the words most attributed to God, you will see "the eternal God" is only one description of many. This set the stage for multiple "gods" in the NT if you follow the rabbit, but if you take a look at the original Greek, it tells another story. Lessons from the OT tell me that not every time that it makes reference to God does it mean God Almighty, nor does it actually mean any god as per se.
εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον και θεος ην ο λογος.
λογος = The Word. "θεον" is the eternal God, and "θεος" is the "god" with God from the beginning, aka the Word.
It becomes confusing because people attribute "the beginning" to a God with no beginning. "In the beginning" has nothing to do with an eternal God. The beginning was a conscious action in the creation and development of ...the earth, our solar system?, maybe the entire universe, maybe farther, but "the Word" was created before THAT beginning, and could not be with God from a beginning that did not exist. The Word is mentioned often in Genesis as an entity capable of conveying God's directives.
In the Revelation to John, Jesus says, I am the first and the last... Everlasting cannot be first nor last. Both terms are irrelevant to God. They can only apply to the Word, which indwelled the seed of Mary. It is a simple explanation as to how Jesus was able to speak as an infant, but does not make the Word a god, nor does it make Jesus a physical son of God.
Jafar moh reacted to Son of Placid in The faithless faith of the biblical Jesus
Not really. All Prophets were sent with the same Injeel for the same reason, to turn religion around. Every time humans get involved corruption happens. New man made god laws pop up everywhere and everybody is jumping hoops and paying extra taxes hoping it pleases God because humans called leaders say it will.
Every Prophet was sent to the world. Their ability to change the world was dependent on how big their world was. Jesus predominantly traveled the lush lands of the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. That was His world. No doubt He found more Jews than Gentiles to speak to, but He certainly didn't reject Gentiles, nor did He keep His teaching from them. When multitudes gathered to hear Him, He didn't weed out the Gentiles, nor tell them the message wasn't for them. Jesus came to turn the Jews away from many years of religious abuse. The Gentiles didn't have a religion to scourge.
From what I understand, Muhammad did the West to East, Southern coast of Arabia, as far North East as Cairo, As far North as the Aleppo area, and as far North West as the Baghdad area. That was his world. Muhammad came to turn the Arabs from idolatry with the same message which by now is obvious, the message of the Prophets is not only for the Jews.
Jafar moh reacted to DigitalUmmah in Who is better than Dr.Zakir Naik ?
zakir naik is the perfect example of knowledge with zero wisdom.
do a scan on youtube and you will easily find multiple videos repeatedly showing him straight up lying and being disproven time and time again, but these are not shown on the edited videos which the world sees.
who is better than him? pretty much any mujtahid, ever.
Jafar moh reacted to Husayni in Need some advice on a personal issue..
I understand you're going through a rough situation, but I think you should listen to your mother. " Do not use the sharpness of your speech on the mother who taught you how to speak " - Imam Ali (a.s.)
This just simply states that you should always just listen to your mother, as she is the one who raised you and knows you best.
Not only this, brother! But if you join the faculty now, then you will strengthen your mind. Just be sure to get a solid sleeping schedule, and you can relax yourself. It is better to tire yourself when you are young and relax when you're old, than to relax when you are young and tire yourself when you are old.
Hope all goes well, will make dua for you.
Jafar moh reacted to Hameedeh in Need some advice on a personal issue..
Salam. Your mother has experience in life. She has seen people drop out of education and then not return.
What will the faculty think about you if you take a break? Will this make you look like you are not dependable? Surely they want loyal people who will work hard and be reliable.
Jafar moh reacted to Son of Placid in Are Unitarians more closer to Islam?
Yeah, thought I might be classed as a Unitarian, but can't accept the idea of praying to the dead, Do Muslims pray to dead people? Not sure if that's closer to Islam, but pretty sure it's not mainstream.
It doesn't seem to matter, shaytan has grounded roots in every belief system.
Sorry, this could be long, I studied this stuff. Doesn't mean I'm right.
"It is appointed unto man once to die, after this the judgement" Nobody left to pray to except God. What's cool is there is no chain of command. If you pray in the presence of an angel the message remains as pure as your heart.
Arianism is interesting. Problem is, everything he did was destroyed and the only reports available are those from his enemies trying to explain him. From his perspective the Bible tells a totally different story, well, okay, not totally, actually it accepts the fact that not every reference to supernatural meeting means God Almighty.
He believed the different names used in the OT were for different entities while the council of Nicaea just decided they were all "God", somehow only three active members. The OT mentions many names, not all of which should be considered as Almighty God for their very Hebrew meanings, but are anyway.
There is a good chance Gabriel was also active in the OT and that in some instance his work could have been attributed to be God, not of God. This is the root of the fallacy. So many things in the OT to call God whether they are direct or indirect, knowing that indirect is more direct than humans can fathom, they choose to believe direct through three channels.
Don't hold it against Christians. It is taught to them until they are exhausted and just want to go to bed. Tomorrow they are expected to accept and when we speak of it you will smile and nod. <---- no flags <---sarcasm..
It's a simple concept. You are god. You have option to run around an entire universe, which may be tiny, but time consuming, and do everything little thing yourself or create beings to do everything at your command, always on your watch...somehow, and always according to your will. Delegation becomes a breeze. Everything you create becomes part of the unity of the Will of You. Your choice how the world spins. I would totally mess this up.
Arius believed the entity in Jesus, actually Logos, aka The Word, was of the same essence as God. He did not believe that to be spirit, and probably had no idea thus used the word "essence". "The word" takes on a very active role in Genesis and Exodus, and cannot be translated as words in a book doing something physical... .
John wrote of this before he knew anything else. There is a possibility that He, Lagos, one who dwelt in Jesus, was created at the time God said "Let there be light", Gen 1:3. Remember this light came to earth before the sun was created. End of my knowledge.
To be a son of God is to be a creation of God's doing. This really isn't a Muslim term but let's not go off the deep end. Jesus referred to Almighty God as His father, taught Christians to pray starting, "Our Father" followed EVERY time by, "who is in Heaven" Why Trinitarians don't see the separation of "essence" in every time Jesus took the time to mention the distance between Himself and God, I don't know, but years of biblical study still show no evidence Jesus is, or will become God. Also nothing says ahadith takes it from here.
Jafar moh reacted to Mohamed1993 in More of this holocaust victim mentality
I don't understand why they try so hard to have people agree with the 6 million people figure? So what if its 6000, 600,000 or 6 million, its still an atrocity. So what they are effectively saying is oh 6 million therefore let Israel commit whatever atrocity it wants to commit? This is Columbia University, an ivy league institution, with students who possess a half-baked brain unfortunately.
Jafar moh got a reaction from Sindbad05 in The Name Muhammad in Early Hebrew Pictograph
I found it a little silly how he not only defined what the word 'Mohammed' or 'Machmad' means (the Praiseworthy, the beloved, etc), and even referenced the word or name 'Machmad' in psalms (which was in a good light) however still pushed this anti-Mohammed agenda at the end. haha
Jafar moh reacted to Son of Placid in What is a prophet?
All so confusing, glad it's not up to me.
One of the questions I ask atheists is, "How is it atheism only exists in the civilized world?"
It sounds like a simple answer...because we're civilized...but then it strikes them that the uncivilized world hasn't had civilized religion, yet they all know there's a higher power. They all believe in something.
Paganism seems to have a gory side to it. Many did sacrifices, animal, human, precious stones, whatever. Doesn't mean they were polytheists, because they normally point to one great spirit in the sky, and many spirits, good and evil around them, in the case of a fellow named Otto Koning, a missionary who took on some rough terrain in Papua New Guinea, noted how superstition and symbolic traditions backed up by a spiritual evil ran their lives, and how his interference shaped his belief on what's really real and what's not . At the same time, on the other side of the world, the Mayan beliefs are eerily similar.
There is mention in the OT that many prophets were slain by the hands of those they went to save. There are many stories of missionaries ending up in a stew pot. It's also possible that it takes 124,000 prophets just to get a few to survive.
Jafar moh reacted to Christianlady in What is a prophet?
Salam Jafar Moh,
The definitions you quoted are good. Also, a prophet is basically a person who prophesies, like a teacher is a person who teaches.
Having modern day prophets fulfills Joel 3: (I bodlened some.)
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions; " - Joel 3:1
There are false prophets and true prophets that come. When Christians assert that Muhammad was not a prophet, that means they do not accept him as a true prophet. (If we did, we would be Muslims.)
Paul's letters can be difficult to understand, as Apostle Peter expressed lol.
"Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction." - 2 Peter 3:15-16 (NIV)
That's why for me personally, I concentrate on Jesus Christ's words. One place where he talks about false prophets and false disciples here:
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ - Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:15-23, NIV)
Peace and God bless you
Jafar moh got a reaction from Christianlady in What is a prophet?
In the upcoming weeks I will be attending a sunday service where we will have a public speaker come and give the word, and this lady goes by the title of Prophet.
My question is, could someone help me understand on how the Christian faith coin the term 'Prophet' ; what does it mean? How can we have modern day prophets--- what is the necessity of modern day prophets if we maintain the belief that Jesus was also a prophet. Furthermore, how do some Christians assert that Muhammad was not a prophet when they believe in prophets that come after Jesus? (what is the criteria of being a prophet?)
proph·et ˈpräfət/ noun noun: prophet; plural noun: prophets; plural noun: Prophets; plural noun: the Prophets 1. a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God. "the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah" synonyms: seer, soothsayer, fortune teller, clairvoyant, diviner; More 2. (in Christian use) the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the twelve minor prophets. (in Jewish use) one of the three canonical divisions of the Hebrew Bible, distinguished from the Law and the Hagiographa, and comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and the twelve minor prophets.
Also, I was wondering if I could get some explanations or commentaries on these 3 verses,
2 Corinthians 11:13-15New International Version (NIV)
13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.