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Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Unfortunately, such facts are not acknowledged by those who approach scriptural analysis more as a religious turf war than as an objective search for truth. An example of the extreme sensitivity over this issue concerns the Scofield Reference Bible, edited by the American theologian and minister, Cyrus I. Scofield, and published in 1909 by Oxford University Press. Its original publication incited Christian censure for invoking  the name “Alah” (sic).   Specifically, a footnote to Genesis 1:1 explained that the name Elohim is derived from the contraction of El and Alah. The fact that this explanation closely matches the aforementioned linguistic explanation that the origin of the…
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At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     Important issues of the Chapter   1) Abundance of Allah’s favour. 2) The abundant reward of Tauhid towards Allah. 3) Besides earning rewards, Tauhid recompenses sins. 4) Explanation of the verse 82 in Surat Al-An’am. 5) Ponder the five points mentioned in the Hadith narrated by Ubadah (bin…
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At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     The superiority of Tauhid and what it removes of sins   Allah the Most Exalted said:  “It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him Alone) and  confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong i.e. by worshipping other besides Allah), for them…
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Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church tells us “the name is used also by modern Arab Christians who say concerning future contingencies: ‘In sha’ Allah.’”   This phrase In sha’ Allah is translated as “Allah willing” or “If Allah wills.”   The Encyclopaedia Britannica confirms the shared Arabic usage of the name “Allah”: “Allah is the standard Arabic word for ‘God’ and is used by Arab Christians as well as by Muslims.”   In fact, from the Orthodox Christians of the land that was birthplace to Abraham (now modern­day Iraq), to the Coptic Christians of the Egypt of Moses, to the Palestinian Christians of the Holy Land trod by Jesus Christ, to…
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At-Tauhid reading continued.

Click here for previous session Important issues of the Chapter 1) Wisdom of Allah in creating jinn and mankind. 2) Worship is Tauhid, as, in this issue there had always been dispute (between the Prophets and the polytheists). 3) Those who have not fulfilled the requirements of Tauhid are such as they have not worshipped…
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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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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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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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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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