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Eddie Mecca

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  1. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Mahmoud Ayoub twice and spending the entire day with him on both occasions.
  2. "So radical were Muhammad’s reforms that the status of women in Arabia and early Islam was higher than any other society in the world at that time. Women in 7th century Arabia had rights not extended to most women in the West till recent centuries over 1,000 years later. Good article by the Huffington Post https://www.huffpost.com/entry/muhammad-was-a-feminist_b_12638112
  3. There's first wave, second wave, third wave and fourth wave feminism. Islam is compatible with first wave (i.e. women's suffrage, right to own property, inheritance rights, right to divorce) and perhaps certain aspects of second wave (i.e. equality) Exactly, this is second wave, third wave and fourth wave of radical feminism
  4. Iblis introduced shirk much much later on as human civilization became more complex and grew in size...Iblis' initial crime was pride, arrogance, essential or elemental racialism and misuse of al-‘āqīl (i.e. intellect, reasoning)...also, Iblis is described as a kafir in the Qurʼān...according to our Ismāʿīli brethren Iblis was an extremely learned creature and acquired the knowledge equivalent to having read 360 million books...but his intellect was warped and one-eyed and hence incapable of penetrative spiritual insight and depth perception.
  5. Islam rejects belief in young Earth creationism and there are many scientific errors and logical inconsistencies in the Hebrew scriptures. Islam can harmoniously coexistence with the Theory of Evolution, Natural Selection, Adaptation Theory, Big Bang, Multiverse etc. as long as said theories don't directly oppose Islam in any way. Darwin himself believed in God and religion but wasn't a traditional follower (i.e. nonconformist Unitarianism). If science and Islam seem to superficially contradict then a synthesis should try to be made between scripture and modern findings. If the two cannot be r
  6. Muslims have been mindlessly mimicking European behavior for approximately 200 - 300 years.
  7. When Islam has a rich diversity of opinion on a subject you say, "why so many interpretations?"...if Islam advocates uniformity of connotation then you say, "why so rigid, narrow and hellbent on conformist assimilation?"
  8. @theEndIsNear, Allow me to play devil's advocate or play the role of antagonist here for a second...some Sunni mystics (i.e. Mansūr-e Hallāj, Abū Ḥāmid al-Ġazālī etc.) maintain that Satan refused to bow to Adam out of a deep respect and love for Allah...they say that the request to prostrate before Adam was merely a test which he passed with flying colors - by the way, this belief mirrors the view held by the Yazidi religion - by deemphasizing or diminishing the degree of evil within Satan the concept of cosmological dualism likewise diminishes...this - in turn - pushes forward the Sufi notion
  9. @shia farm girlWa aleikum salaam...This is a non-Shi'i opinion btw...consensus of Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) say that he (i.e. Iblis) was indeed a jinn...I was merely trying to help nudge sister Ain's argument along and help her crystalize her thoughts a bit...I found this article https://tajwid.learn-quran.co/iblis-fallen-angel/ “And when We said to the angels, ‘Prostrate to Adam!’ and they prostrated, but Iblis (did not). He was of the jinn so he departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies
  10. There's a minority Islamic opinion among scholars that Iblis is an angel and not a jinn...as such he has no freewill...those who maintain this view see Iblis acting as an instrument of Allah's will...their opinion is that Iblis' creation is being used to fulfill a hidden cosmic plan and see his disobedience as impersonal and preordained (e.g. "because You have caused me to go astray" Qur'an 7:16)...Allah installed a fiery, rebellious temperament in him in order to help him facilitate the task of swaying humans...this is comparable to other angels (e.g. Michael, Gabriel etc.) who are simultaneo
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