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In the Name of God بسم الله


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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.
  15. First look how blatantly you are contradicting yourself. You say God can’t be a person because personhood is an attribute of some of His creation. Then you say God does resemble His creation because He is merciful and some of His creation is merciful. If you accept the validity of tashbih, why don’t you accept God is a person? Why do you arbitrarily dismiss some of God’s characteristics but affirm others? Our answer is simple. God’s mercy, personhood and other attributes which are apparently the same as the creation are only the same in meaning and name, not the same in modality
  16. He was very weak on foreign policy. His greatest accomplishment in my mind is the liberation of Libya from Gaddafi, which was made possible by the no fly zone and material support to the rebels. But the credit actually goes to Dave Cameron, British PM at the time, who had to persuade the Americans an intervention in Libya was necessary. But he utterly failed in his Syria policy, and allowed Russia to come in and take over that country. He utterly failed to contain Iran, instead adapted a policy of appeasing them with that ridiculous JCPOA which thankfully Trump cancelled. He failed to go
  17. Tanzih doesn’t mean non-personhood. It means transcendence. And we reject Tashbih altogether.
  18. That’s your proof for the Memoirs being authentic? Because Daniel Pipes says otherwise, therefore it must be authentic? What kind of logic is that? Forget Daniel Pipes, let me quote a credible scholar, Prof. Bernard Haykel, an expert in Near Eastern studies: “a well-known Turkish conspiracy theory—probably fabricated by one Ayyub Sabri Pasha—which claims that the British sought to weaken the Ottoman empire by creating the Wahhabi movement. The British sought to sow dissension among Muslims and the Wahhabis obliged by anathemizing (takfir) the Ottomans and making licit rebellion and the wa
  19. Of course, faith remains incomplete without good deeds, but incomplete isn’t the same as null. The entry point to Islam is testifying to the Oneness of Allah and the Risalah of Muhammad (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam) Until and unless someone negates that testification, how can we expel them from Islam. To leave Islam you have to exit through the same door you entered.
  20. In my view anyone who professes Islam is a Muslim, practising or not. So I disagree with that too. I suspect Talk313’s sister does profess to be a Muslim, though she doesn’t practise or may even have some doubts. But that isn’t sufficient to declare her a non-Muslim.
  21. Let me just deconstruct this ridiculous claim for starters. Okay, “Wahhabism” is generally called by that name because it is attributed to Shaikh Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhab رحمة الله عليه whom I regard as the Mujaddid of his time, so yes you could say I personally am a Wahhabi. But the claim is this sect that is attributed to him was in reality created by the British for the purpose of undermining the Ottoman Empire. Let’s just examine this claim. Ibn Abd al-Wahhab died in 1792. He was a late 18th century Muslim preacher and revivalist. At that juncture in history, where were the Bri
  22. Well, I don’t know how this specific clip is relevant to this particular topic. I do remember this movie. As I recall, it was made by Pakistanis as anti-Taliban propaganda. Even this courtroom scene is so ridiculously pushing the “progressive” narrative and full of fundamentalist-bashing. Just see how they portray the two Maulawi sahibs in the Taliban style turbans, whispering things in each others ears and having typical villainous facial expressions throughout. Then you have Naseeruddin Shah preaching the reformist, progressive gospel “Muslim ladies can marry Ahl al-Kitab, music is
  23. I want to see if we have the same definition of Wahhabism. You claim Wahhabism was created by the Christian elite. So either you are lying or what you refer to as Wahhabism created by the Christian elite isn’t really Wahhabism to begin with. Therefore, kindly define Wahhabism as the starting point, then we can discuss if whether what you define as Wahhabism really was created by the Christian elite.
  24. Well honestly it’s not as serious a situation as male homosexuality. The sad part is if she really is a lesbian then obviously she will never agree to get married to a man for the rest of her life and will remain single. The more serious issue is that you say she doesn’t identify as a Muslim or doesn’t seem to believe in Islam. That’s actually the more alarming issue. As for lesbianism generally, it is a lot easier to address than male homosexuality. Women practising sexual things with other women is still sinful, but according to fiqh I don’t believe it falls under zina in the technical
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