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Messam RAza

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  1. While other question pop up can you tell if at that time this GST was applied to every thing or not ? If answer is "No" that would explain a lot.
  2. From what i gather from your answers and other sources is that Islam does not impose general sales tax or land tax etc etc. As per Islam, Muslim is to give zakat and khums 2.5% each of his total savings. Moreover, they are required to fight for their country and Islam when need arises. As for non Muslims no such thing is binding them while they enjoy the facilities and safety of government in which they are living hence Ahl e kitab are allowed to stay on their previous believes if they agree to pay this tax. Now the question arises in my mind 1: as we say "religion of peace". It does not allow a diplomatic solution/offer to polytheist and the only options for them are to flee/convert or die fighting. Jizya is not acceptable by polytheist or atheist. 2: Why isn't there a cap on it. I mean while Muslims are bound to pay 2.5% (more than this is voluntarily) Ahl e Kitab could be bound to pay more. As in case of khayber were asked to pay half of everything. Why it is like that. 3: If Muslim does not pay Zakat then apparently there are no repercussions. Khalifa e saani did fight them but currently there are lots of Muslims in world who do not practice zakat or khums. But there is no fatwa to fight against them by any sect of Muslim. So why is it that if Ahle Kitan don't pay jizya muslims are asked to fight them and "humble" them?
  3. In Surah Twabah, "Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled." Also after Khayber "The Jews of Khaybar finally surrendered after seeing no way out and were allowed to live in the oasis on the condition that they would give one-half of their produce to the Muslims." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khaybar. Please explain how is it fair to ask jizya from Ahl e Kitab and further interpretation for polytheist is that he should be fought with and no jizya is acceptable in that case. YA QAEM ALAJAL
  4. I am born and raised Shia, i think evident from my name but there was a point in life when i started questioning things. As Quran urges us to explore. So as you only explored the possibility of Shia or Suni i went as far as "Is there a God" ?? And when i came to Sunni or Shia among other points, these also were the key points in making the decision. Kudos to you
  5. Can you please elaborate or give a link for details?
  6. Don't under normal circumstances but sometimes have done so. Read ruling from Sistani Sb. on this . As per him, one should avoid it as much as he can but if necessary its permissible. https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01207/
  7. isn't there "Jesus/god" on the cross in about every church?
  8. So now we will have to define sense and perception. Sense is ability to think and perception is ability to understand. And when you understand and think obviously you will deduce somethings.
  9. Its one opinion. For me the symmetry of universe is not explained as accidental. Some verses in Quran and the symmetry are enough proof that there is omnipotent. Lemme give you and example, there is no mathematical proof of gravitational force's existence but almost every thing in modern science is based on it and explains a lot of stuff so it is accepted as it is. Theory of relativity is accepted as is because it explained a lot on space phenomenons and some ideas like string theory are highly regarded for the same reason that it explains a lot of what happening out there. While on the same time these theories have not been proved till now but still accepted by majority. Why can't we say same for existence of God? We can't prove His existence but a lot of thing explains perfectly if we admit there is presence of an Omnipotent. Or may be just contradicting orthodox ideas just for the sake of it is the new "kewl".
  10. A simple answer, no its not necessary. A muslim by definition is someone who believes in oneness of God and Muhammad S.A.W being last prophet. There is no condition of love. But as in case of parents we love them for what they have done for us. So, if one believes that God is the one given him life and everything else he/she has, gratitude and love is only natural.
  11. I understand what you are trying to say but kindly understand what i am trying to ask. You are saying that how leaving Islam should be punishable by death. I am asking its not about what should be and how it should be, its about what is ruling in this matter. And whether any Ayyah directly hints towards this ruling ? I completely agree but similar to above discussion in link there is no reference to Quran. I understand that even treason against country is punishable by death then why not for religion. But what i want you to understand that rulings are not as per yours and mine understanding. If that so then i say it should not be done like this. Its matter of life and death of a human being. It cant be interpreted that easily as per one's thinking. Same Islam asks to respect every human being regardless of their religion and color.
  12. As per my aql the punishment (qital) is not ok. I am a simple man. I find reasons in every thing. I have reason to believe in existence of God and not because my parents are Muslims. I have reason to believe on Muhammad S.A.W and Prophets A.S before that. I have reason to have what ever belief i have. What i am trying to say is that we all know and came across different ahadees being associated to Muhammad S.A.W which "aql" cant begin to comprehend that he could have said such a thing. So associating something to Imama A.S is not such a big deal for "historians". But as all sects of muslims agree on this, i presume its the rightful punishment but still it does not mean that i am ok with it. I think humans have time to repent till natural death. Obviously if Imam A.S have truly ruled this in particular matter then my emotions or aql is useless and that's the way to go. I was browsing through Quora when i came across this question by a non-muslim. "Does Quran says that kill a person that leaves Islam?" Now we claim that Quran is most complete and authentic book. Also "Surely, God does not shy away from teaching you truth" [33:53]. How do one answers a non believer ?
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