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Cherub786

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  1. I have read the holy Quran, I never came across anything that speaks of God as “He is all” “He is nothing” “There is nothing personal about Him” On the contrary, the conception of God taught in the Quran is an intensely personal being, actively involved in human affairs, having personal relationships with various human individuals and even collective relationships with entire nations of people. He exhibits a variety of what we call “emotions” like happiness, fury, jealousy, forbearance, and so forth.
  2. ان شاء الله عز وجل If I am blessed with advance age I fully intend to lead an active life. Presently, mainstream culture celebrates youth way too much. Old people seem to be hiding, they need to come out and lead. They should have the wisdom and the experience. Islam teaches us to respect elders not because they sit around all day doing nothing, but because they are active members, rather leaders, of the community. They don’t let age prevent them from preaching and leading dynamic lives. If there is a social crisis or moral evils prevalent, they should be at the forefront battling it with
  3. You also said So in my subsequent posts I quoted Islamically sound arguments to justify my theology that God is a person and is a personal God, thereby refuting your allegation that my views about God don’t sound Islamic. At any rate, do you at least admit that in Islamic theology God is a person and is a personal God?
  4. Exactly. God is a an individual, a being, therefore, He is a shakhs. How does that refute anything?
  5. My English isn’t poor, rather you have no clue how to read and understand a dictionary. A word in a dictionary sometimes has multiple definitions, such as the word “person”. There can be a primary, secondary even tertiary meaning of the same word. So “a man, woman, or child” is only one of the possible definitions of “person”, it is by no means the only definition. For example, on dictionary.com you have the philosophical definition of person: “a self-conscious or rational being”. According to this definition, God according to Islam is a person, because He is a “self-conscious being”.
  6. That’s exactly what I’m saying, Muslims aren’t free in Europe, especially the countries you mentioned (Netherlands, France, Belgium, Slavic countries). But the one country in Europe where Muslims are relatively free to practice their religion is Great Britain. There are no bans on hijab, niqab or burqa in Britain, mosques are flourishing, political parties actively try to reach out to Muslims instead of treating them like pariahs, there is a huge Halal meat industry, no calls to ban infant male circumcision or animal sacrifice on Eid al-Qurban. So the best places for Muslims to live
  7. وعليك السلام It depends on which specific age range we are talking about. Elderly is a broad category, but usually means age of retirement (65) and over. Most people in the beginning phase of being elderly are still physically able to lead an active life, yet they choose to retire and relax. That is surely their right, but as the topic of this thread indicates, how can it be said they are living fulfilling lives? And living an active life doesn’t necessarily mean living a physically demanding life. You can still be active in society, fight for some cause, be part of a movement,
  8. Isn’t this what you said: I just refuted you and have decisively proven that according to Islam God is necessarily a person. I would argue belief in God’s personhood is the most fundamental concept of Islamic theology.
  9. This is explicit proof that Islam teaches Allah is a person شخص وَلاَ شَخْصَ أَغْيَرُ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَلاَ شَخْصَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْهِ الْعُذْرُ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ بَعَثَ اللَّهُ الْمُرْسَلِينَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنْذِرِينَ وَلاَ شَخْصَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْهِ الْمِدْحَةُ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْجَنَّةَ No person is more jealous of his honor than Allah, and no person is more fond of accepting an excuse than Allah, on account of which He has sent Messengers, announcers of glad tidings and warners; and no person is more fond of praise than Allah on account of whi
  10. Qiyaas is an exercise of the aql. So that doesn’t really make sense.
  11. Does he reject the caliphates of sayyidina Abi Bakr, Umar and Uthman رضى الله عنهم? And does he bear enmity to them and consider them usurpers? If the answer is yes, then he surely isn’t a Sunni.
  12. Since you revere Cambridge, let me quote the Cambridge dictionary. It says that person is “used when describing someone’s character” for example “she’s an extremely kind person”. Now I suppose you will deny God has a character. “Person” is also a grammatical construct: “used in grammar to describe the verbs and pronouns that refer to the different people in a conversation. The first person ("I" or "we") refers to the person speaking, the second person ("you") refers to the person being spoken to and the third person ("he", "she", "it", or "they") refers to another person or thing bei
  13. Merciful, loving, generous, patient, vengeful, jealous, happy, willing and so forth, these are all expressed qualities of God which can lead to only one conclusion, He is a person. By ascribing these qualities to God, it is obvious Islam conceives of Him as a person. So on what basis did you deny that Islam teaches God is a person?
  14. Please explain in light of the Islamic worldview (not your personal theology or lack thereof) how or why God is not a person. If by tashbih you mean God's immanence, as the clip from Murad is using that term, then I have no issue with it, but we avoid the term "tashbih" because it literally means resemblance. God is both transcendent and immanent. These are reflected in His Names al-Batin and al-Zahir respectively. That God is a person and is personal is part of His immanence.
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