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  1. Many Christians also try to argue that America was founded on "Christian principles". This is also false. It was founded on the ideas of the Enlightenment and to a lesser extent, Freemasonry.
  2. I was curious about the rules and customs of circumcision (khitan) within Islam, and Shia Islam in particular. In Jewish tradition, it's known as a bris milah, it is performed on the 8th day, it is also when we name the baby boy. If it's the first born son, then we perform a special mitzvah called pidyon ha'ben (redemption of the firstborn). It is through the bris that the baby boy enters into the covenant of Avraham, per the instructions given at Mt Sinai. So in Islam (and in particular Shia), what are the rules and customs? Are certain blessings said? Do Muslims do it to reaffirm the co
  3. I miss Maimonides, Salman, Qizilbash and Bahlool the most!
  4. It should have been shot and thrown into a ditch like the traitor it is. I used gender neutral pronouns as to not offend anyone. Bringing war crimes to light is a good thing, but putting our soldiers, foreign collaborators and their families at risk was downright shameful.
  5. I kinda want to draw a tree. There are several "sects" within Shiaism (and I guess "sects" within "sects" of Shiaism). The main three are Twelver, Ismaili, and Zaidi. They follow different madhabib (schools of thought within fiqh), but sometimes it overlaps. I think the tree would get confusing, so here's an attempt to briefly explain them: The most prominent and well known are the Ithnā'ashariyyah (often called "Twelver Islam" in English). These are the Shia that believe in the 12 infallible Imams. The prominant school of thought within Twelver system is Ja'fari Fiqh (after the 6th Imam)
  6. It appears that He took the land away from Muslim control and give it to the Jewish people!
  7. An interesting read. As the article notes, there's no record of this in Jewish belief (aside from the Qur'an). There are a few possibilities. Perhaps there were groups in Arabia that believed such a thing. There have been times in the past where Jewish communities in isolated regions held certain misguided beliefs or were mired in ignorance. Usually one of two things would happen. Sometimes, knowledgeable Rabbis would move to the community and guide them in correct Torah observance (as in the case of Bukharian Jewry, or more recently, the Falashim of Ethiopia). At other times, when faced with
  8. What constitutes an illegimate child? One born out of adultery, or any child born out of wedlock? Perhaps it's because the child is the physical manifestation of the parents sins. And, is being ineligible for a communal leadership position considered an actual punishment?
  9. It's always good to double check! Objects that rewrite religious history tend to be worth obscene amounts of money, hence counterfeiters produce these sort of things. They know it will eventually be exposed as a fake, but they also know that someone will take the risk of buying it to find out! I'm interested in what your scholar has to say. You can click on my name to see my religion
  10. I'm not aware of anything regarding this codex in particular. But there are plenty of forgeries in the world of antiquity dealers. The most famous recent one I can think of is the infamous "Viking map". I also know that Israel recently announced that several of the "newly discovered" Dead Sea Scroll fragments were highly sophisticated forgeries. NEWLY DISCOVERED DEAD SEA SCROLLS ARE SKILLFULLY CRAFTED FAKES, EXPERTS SUSPECT I'm not using this discredit the codex (finding an unknown hruf is thrilling), but one should simply be careful when accepting evidence based solely on carbon dat
  11. Okay, this makes sense. In light of this, what is the meaning of 17:104 then? In 17:4 "the promise of the last" is followed by punishment. In 17:104 "the promise of the last" is followed by a gathering of the people. Why? Did Allah gather Bani Israel together to punish them? Or is there another meaning? In our traditions the "gathering" is a good thing! Are there any tafsir on this ayat in particular?
  12. In regards to this particular codex, or in the history of antiquities dealing?
  13. I'm not sure what your point is. I was making a point that one should be careful in drawing conclusions based solely on carbon dating, as expert counterfeiters know how to use that to their advantage.
  14. Yes. If someone today decides to write on a 900 year old parchment, the parchment will still carbon date to 900 years ago.
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