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kashif.h

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  1. According to one hadith (mentionned in the original post), Y/M will be out for a while but will cause destruction only when people abandon Hajj. It's the only one though. Doubts about the veradicity of Yajuj and Majuj's story in the Qur'an. As for the dust, it seems that the barrier is in a montanious region, not in a desert with a lot of dust for example. Also, the dust would need to be very thick and should stay in place despite winds. And the barrier's outline (I.e. a straight and perfect construction) would still be visible from above, especially in contrast with the su
  2. Come on guys, anyone? In short, the question is: is it possible that Ya'juj and Ma'juj are already out and, if yes, what are the evidences of that in the Qur'an and ahadith?
  3. Yes, I agree this is where "belief" comes in play. There are people better suited than me to help you answer this question and, at the end of the day, I think it's only by your own research and efforts that you can come to a conclusion. Knowing that there is a Creator is already the beginning though, so you are already quite "advanced" when compared to some people. I think the belief in the "rest" comes down to comparing Islam to other religions. Personnaly, I find that Islam is the most rational religion out there. I don't have a deep knowledge of other religions of course but from what
  4. Salam everyone, Lately I'm having a lot of doubts because of Ya'juj/Ma'juj story. A) the story of Dhul Qarnain (عليه السلام) and him building the wall against Gog/Magog ressembles other stories like those in the Alexander Romance and the Syriac Alexander Legend. Of course, it could be that those stories are based on a true event, hence the ressemblance. This isn't my main concern. B) the main issue -- which I want to discuss here -- is that we don't know the location of the barrier of Dhul Qarnayn (عليه السلام) despite the fact that such a barrier made out of iron and copper would be
  5. Maybe I didn't formulate my reply correctly. What proves that I exist (I'm taking myself as an example not to be self-centered but because it makes things easier) is the fact that I'm having those thoughts, that I'm hearing the sounds my keyboard makes as I type this and see the letters appear on screen, that I can remember what I ate this morning and where my house is located, etc. I definetely agree that I'm not just a bunch of thoughts but defining the "I" is not an easy task. What is easy however is coming to the conclusion that I, whatver that means, definitely exists. Once it i
  6. I did not read the whole discussion but I am going to end it right there, with this one answer: I think, therefore I am. And if I am, there is a Superior Being who made me. I never found a single atheist able to withstand that argument, it's an atomic bomb that just blows their minds (pun intended). Think about it: you don't know for sure if the world around you exists since you can only perceive it through your senses (mostly sight, hearing and touch). It might be a sort of big dream or a simulation (if you assume you're actually in the future or something). Although there
  7. As salamu aleikoum, I made a promise to feed X number of poor people. But people in the West are less needy than those in muslim countries. My question is simply whether it is permissible to send money to a relative in a muslim country so that they can buy/prepare food and feed the poors for me. Or do I absolutely need to give the food in person?
  8. As salamu aleikoum, In the past, during an exam, I forgot to bring a pen. I asked another person (a muslim I think, if that makes a difference) whether I could borrow him one. He agreed and I said I would give it back after the exam if I saw him. He said I could keep it. Still, I insisted that I would give it back -- yeah, I'm awkward Anyway, I still have his pen with me and I used it many times. I was planning to give him another pen (same model). But giving it back would weird, especially since he is only an acquaintance and I don't know him that well. Just imagine seeing the
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabir_ibn_Hayyan Jabir ibn Hayyan was a student of Imam Sadiq as. He is one of the greatest muslim scientists that ever existed. I would even say one of the greatest scientists in the world: according to Wikipedia (french) he even predicted that a nuclear fission would be devastating. Atomic bombs for example function by nuclear fission if I'm not mistaken.
  10. The quote from Imam Ali as is perfect in this context, you reminded me of it. Your story is another illustration that atheists are looking for an excuse to do as they like and that they often had a bad experience with religion. I heard an atheist teacher say that she decides how to act according to whether she will be able to 'look in the mirror' afterwards or not. Another atheist on the internet claimed that 'everything we do has consequences'. Those kind of moral rules of thumb are obviously flawed. A lot of those people are able to live with themselves after stealing or killing
  11. Sometimes the best answer is to not answer and simply dismiss their answer with a smile. As a chinese philosopher once said "He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know." If they are so sure He does not exist, why would he try so hard to convince you? I've never heard someone tell me "hey, by the way, the sky is blue and the sun yellow". Those people WANT a world without God, to do whatever they want. They are blindly following their passions. That's why 99.9% of the time you can shake their disbelief by simply using arguments of authority like citing famous personnal
  12. Actually it's strange because to me, oil does not contain water. You could let oil under the sun for weeks and it wouldn't evaporate. Therefore, I wonder if oil really can transfer najasat (but if you got actual traces of najisul ayn on you, it will be najis, whether dry or wet, obviously).
  13. But there is this part in the hadith: It will be said to it: ‘Go back where you came from.’ Apparently, those are supposed to be Allah's swt words. Which would mean that God orders the sun (not the earth) to move to a certain place. Same thing with in this passage of the other version: Arise! Enter upon the morning rising from your setting place’. Here also, the order is given to the sun, not the earth. I agree however that 1) it's possible that the Prophet saw just explained it that way to someone from the 7th century. The mission of Prophets are to guide people, not to explain to t
  14. Because the hadith is only refering to the movement of the sun. The hadith even makes reference to "And the Sun runs on to its place of settlement. That is the determination of the Mighty the Knowing. [Sûrah YâSîn: 38]". It seems to indicate that the sun is the one which is moving and the earth is stationnary. I personnaly interpret the above mentionned verse as meaning that the Sun runs to its term but the hadith, to me at least, seems to go towards geocentrism and to interpret Yasin:38 accordingly. But again, maybe there is another interpretation, especially after reading the had
  15. The prostration isn't a issue. As you pointed out, we cannot understand the way the sun prostrates, it is not like a human's prostration, with the head on the ground. The issue is rather when the hadith reports Allah swt command to the sun to go back where it came from. If the sun has to go back from where it came from, then it means that the sun is the one which is rotating around the earth. Unless there is another interpretation of course, like the sun going back from the point in the galaxy where it came from and that resulting in the sun rising from the West from Earth's perspective.
  16. As salamu aleikoum, Although the Qur'an has absolutly no issue with a round earth rotating around the sun, I found several weird hadiths from Sunni sources (the narrator is Abu Dharr) which seem to claim that it is the sun which is rotating, rotating around a flat earth: It is also found in Sahîh Muslim (159,205). Its text, as related by Abû Dharr al-Ghifârî, is as follows: The hadîth is also found in Sahîh al-Bukhârî in a highly abridged form (4803, 7433). Its text reads: I checked the references and they are correct, although I did not find suc
  17. Wa aleikoum, No problem at all. As I said, I searched a little bit more on the meaning of 'min' and found that one of its meanings is 'among'. Plus, the Quran in other verses clearly uses 'min' for 'among'. In 3:113 for example, Allah swt says "They are not [all] the same; among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of Allah during periods of the night and prostrating [in prayer]". It is very clear from the context that the word 'min' used here means 'among', not 'from'. Which means some (but not all) of the people of the script
  18. I have heard or red somewhere that some animals will go to Jannah. Like the dog of the people of the Cave, the camel of the Prophet pbuh (I think), etc. I don't know for sure however, could someone confirm?
  19. As salamu aleikoum, As a law student, I would like to know if there is any hadith (shia if possible) about acquiring secular knowledge. I know there are a lot of hadiths about acquiring knowledge but I wonder if these hadiths only speak about religious knowledge. I recall a mollah talking about one of our Imams (as) giving a long chemistry lesson to someone though. Also, I heard that one is not considered a true shia if there is anyone better/more successful in their village. Again, I don't know what exactly this hadith means. The mollah stressed that as a muslim/shia you shoul
  20. If it can help you even a little bit, know that by not eating too late in the evening (and not staying late in front of a screen also, to a certain extent), you will avoid wet dreams 99% of the time. I can guarantee you that, you do not need to sin to avoid wet dreams: just follow this advice (by the way, didn't the Prophet saw say that eating too much arises satanic desires?). I would recommand eating 5 hours before bed to make sure. Personally, every time I got a wet dream was because of eating late or too much, the food not being fully digested when I was sleeping. One or two times, it
  21. Wa aleikoum salam, I can't understand arabic unfortunately. I found what a harf jar is but I don't know what harf tab'eeth means. I thought 'min' only meant 'from'. Could you give an example where 'min' is used in the way you described (to designate a part instead of the whole) or a website explaining this? Maybe I can understand better that way. I didn't know that plural was different for animals either. Again, could you give examples/a website? Sorry for being that insistent but I really want to know how to interpret this ayah. P.S.: I indeed found on Wikipedia that
  22. Thank you for your answer. I think I thought the same thing as you in the beginning. However, 'eat' (kuli) and 'follow' (fasluki) are both adressed to a single female bee. I am not the only one to think this (http://www.speed-light.info/miracles_of_quran/honey_bees.htm). From what I found on the internet, it seems that in arabic, you don't have 'her' or 'his' like in English. Instead, you add something at the end of a word to this end. Please check this link, under the title 'Enclictic pronouns' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_grammar) In English, you would say 'her belly' or '
  23. Salam aleikoum, "Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]." There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought." In Surah Nahl, verse 69 (16:69), Allah swt says that a healing liquid comes from the bellieS of the female bee (butuniha). If you check this link (http://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=16&verse=69#(16:69:1)) you will see that butuniha means several stomachs for one single female bee. The translator should have written
  24. I don't know if they are authentic hadiths but some narrations (sunni ones I think) encourage muslims to practice horse and camel riding, bow shooting, javelin throwing, swimming, running and walking. When you think about it, if there is a nuclear war or a big worldwide natural disaster, there will no more factories to produce the ammunition needed for modern firearms. Nowadays, you need the right ammunition (comprising the bullet, the powder and the little explosive) to use a firearm and that ammunition has to be produced in a factory, you cannot make it yourself as far as I know. We wi
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