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In the Name of God بسم الله

Karban

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  1. I don't have a direct quote but generally Listening to music is considered lahw (لهو) in islam as it takes up time non-productively...and other things... heh. I guess that sort of makes sense however I don't think it applies to music without words and without dancers if you get my jist right? There are many benefits of taking up an instrument so I think it's very logical that it would be allowed... It's just sound after all and isn't been used with haram intentions right?
  2. The bible mentions in Genesis the covenant that God made with Abraham and that of Ishmael becoming a great nation: Genesis 17:20King James Version (KJV) 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. Do you think the 'Twelve Princes' refers to the 12 Imam's? They were technically from the progeny of Ishmael? Do you know if there are any other links that could be made within the Bible or the Torah to Islam that has to do with some sort of forecast like the above example? I know there's something about 'a greater sacrifice' when Abraham was put to a test by God...Right?
  3. Ahuuuu. You know what I meant. I trust God to be fair. But I've just got concern as to why God would place us on this earth anyway, if he knew it would be full of a lot of bad things? Idk, sometimes I feel like that. But anyway, Of course he acts with justification - thanks for that actually... But I just don't understand why God would create this whole universe anyway? Why did he make.... this? What's the justification for this world?
  4. The Qur'an purifies Ahlulbayt. How can they be exactly like any other Imam?
  5. Uhm... But that's the thing, technically God can do anything therefore 'destroying' you would also be easy for God to do. So why do people still love God? Even though he can destroy you and at any time he wishes to?
  6. Ya akbar. There is probably a majority of sunnis wanting unity, you don't know each and everyone to judge. But some do sometimes take it too far with their uneducated and ill insults about shia.
  7. YESSSS. Also, I think that it's our duty to drive ignorance out of our own hearts and not to think only bad things about our brothers and sisters in Islam. I just have one major concern about some of my sunni peers being really ignorant to shia when we discuss the topic and them not letting me speak in order to explain my beliefs. I don't know what I should feel towards the situation.
  8. Yes, but Allah didn't say it's haram to question your religion, did he? Besides, does that at all make you religious if you haven't questioned your religion? It's good to question your religion because Islam isn't a really simple concept for everyone to take in otherwise the world would've been muslim. We have rules to keep us away from worldly pleasures because God knows what we do not and that being said God knows the psychology of human beings. Try and stay away from worldly pleasures and see what difference it makes to your way of life and how you feel. It's similar to Ramadan, you feel nourished after fasting. And also, taking Ramadan as an example, Ramadan is like a refresh button for us. It's good for our bodies. There are underlying reasons for things god has placed as rules for us, to keep us safe - be that physically or mentally. Not all atheists are bad people - thats just like saying all muslims are terrorists. Only bad/inhumane people are bad people. Additionally, the fear of Allah is a vital part of being a muslim (submitting your will to the lord). It's like being afraid of a ruler who can do anything to you and your living circumstances because at the end of the day everything is in God's hands. There's so much poverty and bad living conditions around the world, without all of this no one would bow down to anything or any ruler. Therefore, it only makes sense that God makes the punishment harsh to make us fear him. Adding on to that, like the quote says, "How strange is man that when he is afraid of something he runs away from it, but when he is afraid of Allah, he gets closer to Him.". For me, I think the fear of Allah is the thing that really brings your heart closer to him and to love him because alhamdulilah Allah has given me a roof above my head and a safe place to pray and somewhere to educate myself. I'd like to think Allah has really shown me his kindness, in this difficult world. Heh heh, okie. That's all.
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