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Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   UNDERSTANDING AND APPROACHING GOD We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain that restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance. —Joseph de Maistre, Considerations on France   While monotheistic faiths share a fundamental belief in one God, their understanding of His attributes differs greatly. Many of these differences, like individual strands of a spider web, may appear separate and divergent when viewed too closely.   However, these individual threads knit together a larger design, the full significance of which is…
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August 2, 2017 0

At-Tauhid (Oneness of Allah).

Allah the Almighty said: “And I (Allah) created not the Jinns and men except they should worship Me (Alone).”   (51:56) And He stated: “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): ‘Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities etc. i.e. do not worship…
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August 1, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   As for those born Muslim and raised in ignorance of their own religion, their conversion to other religions cannot fairly be viewed as turning away from Islam—since the individuals never truly embraced Islam in the first place. And, of course, not every person born into a religion is an example of piety, even if knowledgeable of their religion.   Then there are those weak of faith, who find religious conviction pushed aside by worldly priorities or the allure of more permissive faiths. But the sum total of these apostates simply doesn’t match 1,400 years of Jewish and Christian clergy converting in the opposite direction. Conspicuously absent from the equation is the conversion of sincere and committed, educated and practicing Sunni Muslims, much less scholars (the Islamic…
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July 30, 2017 0

A COMPILATION OF PITHY REFUTATIONS ON MUHAMMAD BN ‘ALIYY JABATA AL- KHOORIJEE, ROSHEED MUSTOPHA AL-KHOORIJEE, AND YOOSUF (ABOO ABDILLAAH) AL- KHOORIJEE BY ABOO AAISHAH AL ODEOMEE [pdf]

    Click here to download INTRODUCTION   All (perfect) praise is for Allaah (alone). We seek Him, seek His help, and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of our souls, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whoever Allaah guides, there is none that can misguide him, and whosoever…
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July 30, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous reading   In the early days of Islam, when the Muslims were weak and oppressed, the religion was embraced by such seekers of truth as Salman Farsi, a Persian Christian who was directed by his mentor, a Christian monk, to seek the arrival of the final prophet in the “country of the date­palms.”    The Negus, the Christian ruler of Abyssinia, accepted Islam without ever having met Muhammad, and while the Muslims were still a small group, widely held in contempt and frequently fighting for their lives.  One wonders, if Christian scholars and Christians of prominent position accepted Islam during a time when the Muslims were a persecuted minority lacking wealth, strength, and political position with which to attract, much less protect, new Muslims, what drew these Christians to Islam, if not sincere belief?   History records that even Heraclius, the…
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July 29, 2017 0

Misgoded reading by Dr. Lawrence Brown

While there have always been significant numbers of educated and practicing Jewish and Christian converts to Islam, the reverse is not true, nor has it been true at any time in history. There are cases of those belonging to deviant sects of Islam who convert to different religions, but this is hardly surprising. Ignorant of…
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July 24, 2017 0

Introduction to the Science of Hadith

During the time of the Prophet, not everyone was able to meet him physically. Many people heard the message from loved ones, or some random dude walking by. There was an instance an old woman was advising a young man against following the religion of Muhammad not knowing that she was talking to Muhammad himself.…
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July 24, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading continued :

Click here for previous reading   Fourteen hundred years have passed since the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, and to date this challenge hasn’t been met. No one has ever proven the reality of God to differ from the Islamic understanding.   Furthermore, no one has proven the teachings of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad to conflict. In fact, many have suggested the exact opposite—that these three prophets firmly support one another. As a result, many sincere nuns, priests, ministers and rabbis—educated clergy who know their respective religions best—have embraced Islam. During the lifetime of Muhammad, a Christian monk of Syria named Bahira  claimed to have recognized him as the final prophet when he was a small boy, decades…
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July 20, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading contd.

Click here for previous reading   …the “country of the date­palms.”   The Negus, the Christian ruler of Abyssinia, accepted Islam without ever having met Muhammad, and while the Muslims were still a small group, widely held in contempt and frequently fighting for their lives. One wonders, if Christian scholars and Christians of prominent position accepted Islam during a time when the Muslims were a persecuted minority lacking wealth, strength, and political position with which to attract, much less protect, new Muslims, what drew these Christians to Islam, if not sincere belief? History records that even Heraclius, the Christian emperor of Rome, considered accepting Islam, only to renounce his resolve when he saw that conversion would cost him the support of his people as well as his empire.   One of the most striking early conversions was that of Abdallah ibn Salam, the…
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July 20, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Continued from here   …adhere to ecclesiastical doctrine for the simple reason that, in Islam, there is ni ecclesiastical doctrine. In fact, there are no clergy to begin with. To quote the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion, “There is no centrally organized religious authority or magisterium in Islam and for this reason, its character varies sometimes widely from traditional norms. …”What Islam does have are scholars, who serve to answer religiously Challenging questions.   However, scholarship does not necessarily imply…
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July 18, 2017 0