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Aryan Warrior

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  1. In the Quran as I read there are parts that state that we should do a certain thing but no punishment is written together with it. It looks obligatory but other verses seem to sometimes point that it was in fact just recommended for example: "And marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty, and Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.." (24:32) looking at this, it would appear that it is obligatory for us to marry if we are single but no punishment stated if we don't. Yet then I see verses like these: "And the women who are past child bearing and who do not seek to get married have no sin upon them if they put-off their garments, provided they are not adorned for beauty. And if they remain as they were, then it is better for them. God is Hearer, Knower." (24:60) This would make it seem that it is okay if we choose not to marry as 24:60 shows it without any condemnation. Thus it would make Marriage appear only recommended. Thus it has got me thinking as to when we read to Quran, how do we decipher something as recommended or obligatory? Another one I've seen is about friday prayers: "O you who believe, if the communion is called to on the day of assembly, then you shall hasten towards the remembrance of God, and cease all selling. This is better for you, if you only knew." (62:9) shias as I know consider this for example as only recommended and not obligatory. Sunnis in the case of marriage and friday prayers seem to always say it is obligatory on the other hand even though the marriage one would contradict 24:60 then. Like with charity, it is stated that if we don't pay it that it is a bad thing, thus making it obligatory. Yet here there is nothing condemning these. Is that the difference between obligatory and recommendation? Thus why I wanna know as I said is how do I tell the difference between an obligation and a recommendation in the Quran? Thanks :)
  2. Sorry i'm late on this post. Well I understand good deeds nullifying bad ones but then how about when judged where our good deeds have to outweigh our bad? Clearly the bad would refer to sins one has not asked for forgiveness as tawbah erases sins. Is the erasing of bad deeds by means of good deed refer to that final judgment? And thus when it states if one indeed WILL go to hell for doing such a thing as stated almost makes it seem contradictory a s if that deed will send yoh to hell regardless of the promised scale judgment thus why I would want a better explanation to understand that :apa
  3. Peace both, I understand that already as i've stated above and thank you. My question referred to not liking a law of God such as the forbiddence of drinking or requirement of both even though one would observe both these laws cause he has to.
  4. So this verse has been bugging me recently: "And He will punish the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, and the idolater men and the idolater women, who think evil thoughts about God. Their evil will come back to them, and God was angry with them, and He has cursed them and prepared for them Hell. What a miserable destiny!" (48:6) I know it states that its the hypocrite and idolator that will be punished for this stuff and I have assumed that the evil thoughts therefore must be thoughts of believing God having partners or God not helping the believers. However I am unsure of what it means exactly by "evil thoughts". Clearly we can't think of things like doing damage to God as based on our beliefs is impossible and rather unimaginable due to our concept of God. So I assume that it extends to his oneness, as in commiting shirk and therefore believing in a partner to God or his traits as in one believing he isn't all knowing or all seeing, and even his promises such as someone not believing that he will not help the rightous bring rightousness to the world as some of the hypocrites believes in 48:12 when they thought the Prophet and his army were dead and were happy at the idea that they weren't helped. The thing that really bugs me here is does this extend to not liking one of your obligations or things that are forbidden even though you will obey? Such as one who may not like how God has stated that he has to fast but will still do it cause he required to, or someone who wants to drink alcohol and doesn't like how he can't but doesn't do so cause he obeys God. Do evil thoughts extend to that? I remember reading a sunni commentary saying so, but I felt that just want too burdensome as the person is still obeying God afterall. Anyways what is everyones opinion here?
  5. Oh wow thank you very much ^_^ I guess being in a dream is kinda like being brain dead... God I would not think judge someone for their action cause of being brain dead afterall, just as how a child isn't judged cause they aren't aware of good or bad.
  6. Understood :) Well I guess the the question begs that are we judged on what we doing when we are intoxicated? For example say this guy got drunk (yes at this point he has sinned for drinking) and did some more sins while in that state. Because he was intoxicated, does he get judged for what he did in the state where he wasn't thinking clearly (in addition to the drunkiness) or is he blamesworthy for all of it? Anyways while I understand repentance is always there, the one thing is that I simply don't want to ever commit or be guilty of shirk. Its just such a horrendous crime that I never want to be near it and thus want to rationalize if I indeed am blamesworthy here?
  7. I guess, sorry there. Well regardless anyone have anything else to contribute to this?
  8. That type of dream is totally unlike mine. You simply died in yours, mine related to doing the biggest sin. True, but I didn't need thinking to know that Shirk is wrong. But while I do hear that we aren't held responsible for dreams, its the idea that shirk is more a state rather than the physical acts we do that bothers me. Like I can kill a person is a dream but I never actually did, but believing that thing was God in my dream for that brief instance even though my mind was not working properly at that time cause it was a dream is was terrifies me really.
  9. Good point, but its just that for that brief period I actually seemed to believe... sure I didn't have my logic with me and didn't remember any of Gods words to keep me away from that cause of my state at that time, but its just that me believing scares me :(
  10. I honestly don't think God will make you dream about shirk...something like that sounds very satanic i'd think. Anyways does anyone have any more answers? Am I blamesworthy? and if so or not why?
  11. But it seems to have only stirred up more fear :/ You know that dream as I said reminds me of intoxication even though i've never been intoxicated before and that when I snapped out of those Shirk feelings mid dream I instantly resented them even though I was a sleep. Though what simply does scare me is how I actually was believing those until I took notice.
  12. Well if I were to guess, I'd think it be my great fear of shirk which I always am running away from and thus why it being hard to "wake up from that nightmare". The dream did though eventually switch to a restaurant with friends though.
  13. I understand but what simply scares me I guess is how me in the dream was beliving it for some reason. I have a theory though. One is a montheist in real life due to the rememberance of God and the rules he has provided us. In the dream I am in more or less an "intoxicated" state if you wanna call the clouded mind as such. Thus not remember God nkr the Quran led my dream self to go astray until I gained some consciousness in the dream. What do you think?
  14. I really am not a nationalist. I know nothing about mythology nor much about Zoroastrianism to even get knowledge of such. But really am I blamesworthy? I always and already know God is beyond everything and in realblife don't believe God is that, but regardless am scared :(
  15. I understand that, but I thought I still have some control in them...don't I?
  16. Hello, So oh man I just woke up pretty badly from a horrible dream. This was a long a multipart dream and the part that scared me the most had a strange bird that moved really quickly. For some reason my dream self was thinking of him as God or maybe an incarnation of him (not sure which), which in a normal state i'd never think of something so horrible. Mid way in the dream though I realized my own error there and was already scared of what I may have committed even though it was in a dream. I couldn't wake up no matter how much I tried in the dream (yes I had discovered it was dream at this point) and whenever I did wake up, I was still in a dream. Regardless now that i'm actually a wake, I am quite scared I may have committed Shirk by just believing that in that dream while in real life I never would do so. What does everyone think? Did I indeed do so? or because I wasn't in my conscious self that I will not be judged as such?
  17. But if its out of weakness, desire or ignorace or carelessness it wouldn't be kufr. If to just to go against Allah for the sake of going against Allah then it would be kufr as kufr refers to either disbelief or rejection by becoming an open enemy of Allah. But that wouldn't make sense as God has told us that only by doing shirk or kufr will it cancel out all good deeds. Well we already know that that the Quran has stated that people will disobey time and time again and that one is to repent and another way to clear them is with good deeds thus the reason of good deeds outwaying bad deeds. It's not like one who obeys will not disobey as that'll happen cause of weakness, desire, laziness, careless and ignorance to everyone. Thus why we also had that verse of how 1 good deed is worth 10 times a bad one. Regardless, I still need a more concrete answer on the verse and a more clear idea of Judgement Day.
  18. So I have always assumed it was the good deeds being more than bad ones that gets us into heaven but these verses have confused me. " 4:14 And whoever disobeys God and His messenger, and transgresses His limits, He will admit him to a Fire in which he abides eternally, and he will have a humiliating retribution." I would assume the breaking of inheritance laws stated here for example would be another sin and thus if enough good deeds have outweighed it on the day of judgement that it would be forgiven. But the way its worded on how some has done it indicates tht one will receive hell regardless of good deeds or not. I know kufr and shirk are ones that cancel out good deeds but this doesn't seeem to be either of them. Amongst other verses relating to the day of judgment I have seen these: 7:8 And the weighing on that Day will be the true (weighing). So, as for those whose scale (of good deeds) will be heavy, they will be the successful (by entering Paradise). 7:9 And as for those whose scale will be light, they are those who will lose themselves for their wrongful behavior with Our Ayat. Does that refer to being heavy against the bad deeds? Anyways i'm now rather confused on the day of jusdgement. Can some one better explain? Thanks
  19. I see so in this case the transgressing is covering the otherside of the coin in that when it says you shouldn't make halal as haram that we also shouldn't engage in haram either. Alright, so this isn't saying that we have to limit ourselves on enjoying the lawful things in life like knowledge and television :)
  20. Well I understand that part, its just the later part about transgressing that is making me wonder.
  21. I was looking at 5:87 which stated: "O you who acknowledge, do not forbid the good things that God has made lawful to you, and do not transgress; God does not like the transgressors" (5:87) So I understand the first part about not making this that are lawful as unlawful but the last part is what i'm wondering about Does it mean transgressors as in if we do make something unlawful that we have went against God and did a sin? Basically does transgressor whenever it appear in the Quran refer to going over the limits that God told us specifically (AKA being a sin and how much of something we are allowed such as eating) or rather does it refer to anytime we go over the limit? Cause what I worry about here is that it might refer to having an addiction. For example I am really addicted to gaining knowledge thus I go beyond and transgress what is normal in gaining knowledge, or there are people who watch a lot of TV or play video games even. While I understand the Quran states specifically what is going over the limits such as when it stated giving too much charity is bad or too much eating is bad. But how about the stuff that aren't mentioned such as watching a lot of TV, playing a lot of video games, gaining knowledge excessively. Does transgressing refer to those stuff that aren't mentioned too? or does transgression simply apply to what is mentioned by God and thus only mean breaking the limits God has already set for us. Thanks.
  22. Hmm ai thought only the 12th imam wasn't dead as he was put into hiding.
  23. So I know that its a common Shia saying that means " O Ali help me" and that it simply means to ask him to ask God to help you do to his greater reputation (or so i've been told) Now my questions are: 1)how does Ali hear you? He isn't all hearing obviously and Shias don't say it just by his grave either. 2)how does Ali pray for you if he is already dead until the day of judgement? Thanks :)
  24. Pride is an outwardly action in that one goes around and belittling people with his pride, which known as going up to people with insolence and being rude to them as a result of pride. As well it may involve things like refusing to give charity cause you are too proud to give to the poor out of thinking you are better than them in regards to riches. Pride also is inwardly a rejection of belief out of thinking you are too good for it. I never like the word pride. Arrogance is a better translation word used for what is described.
  25. I would find it far more odd for eating more being worse then throwing away. Thus not sure how reliable some of those ahadith are or if they are also under the same translation error. But realize that we are talking about food from markets. If they are not sold, they are thrown away at expiry. Thus keeping away from food is still wasting which is far worse. We aren't living in that era when food had to be caught by the individual, where food was hard to attain. Now we got soup kitchens even that keep everyone fed in first world nations, thus no one dies from hunger nor go hungry. Thus why I can't buy that it means exceeding eating portions as the Quran is a book of all eras and thus the only problem we suffer now is waste which makes the most sense. As well I doubt it can mean both of them at once.I would think that God would have put them as seperate words otherwise as they are two different things. If that word did mean wasting AND excess eating at the same time then sure, but its wasting OR excess OR transgression. Thus I don't think it means both. Oh and that word can mean transgression as viewed here in google translate of the word (click on the english translation too see its meanings. http://translate.google.com/#auto|en|%D8%AA%D9%8F%D8%B3%D9%92%D8%B1%D9%90%D9%81%D9%8F%D9%88%D8%A7 and this which shows at which points it was translated as transgression too. http://corpus.quran....f#%287:31:11%29 And here is one verse as an example: Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people." (7:81) But regardless, putting limits on how much you eat isn't something thats easy to know. For me,I interpert being full as "if I put anything more in my belly, i'll puke" which has been the case before by mistake and have tried avoiding each time as puking is not good. And when it comes to drinking? people like to drink coffee or tea when they aren't thirsty considering they are warm drinks and especially when sitting and talking to someone in a tea house or coffee shop. This is why I doubt its excess as this would be quite demanding on us considering God has stated in the Quran that this religion isn't here to burden us. Anyways what do you and others think?
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