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Click here for previous session     Clarification of types of Sorcery (As-Sihr) Imam Ahmad (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Muhammad bin Ja'far narrated from Auf, from Haiyan bin Al- `Ala', from Qatan bin Qabisah, from his father that he heard...

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Click here for previous session       Whoever curses Time has wronged Allah Allah the Almighty said: "And they say: There is nothing but our life of this world, we die and we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr (the time)....

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Click here for previous session       Crucifixion   The report of my death was an exaggeration. —Mark Twain, Letter to the New York Journal, in response to rumors of his death while in Europe If there is a keystone to orthodox Christianity, it is the doctrine of the crucifixion. However, if Christians expect others to adopt their belief, they have to satisfy the demand for supporting evidence. Everyone knows the story. Everyone knows the biblical record. But everyone also knows that other myths have been propagated over longer periods of religious history, and the duration and popularity of a deception in no way validates it. So while many accept the crucifixion unquestioningly, many others are not...
She took patience to get hooked up by a fatherly husband, from whose exemplary responsibleness I was nurtured to be great. When she conceived of me in that elastically tiny abode, I unavoidably troubled her well-being for not less than...
Continued from here  coming will nothing avail them.…} It is notable that the slander of Islam having been spread by the sword was largely perpetuated by religious institutions that are themselves notorious for nearly two millennia of forced conversion, often by...
Click here for previous session     ("Do not set up rivals unto Allah...") Allah the Almighty said: "Do not set up rivals (Al-Andad) unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped)." (2:22) With reference to...

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Click here for previous session       Do not say As-Salam (Peace and Security) upon Allah It is reported in As-Sahih (Al-Bukhari) and Muslim from Ibn Mas'ud (May Allah be pleased with him) He said: Whenever we offered Salat (prayer) behind the Prophet (May...

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Click here for previous session     (What the Lord has said) Allah the Most Exalted said:  "Until when fear is banished from their hearts they say: 'What is it that your Lord has said?" They say: 'The Truth, and He is the...

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Click here for previous session     On saying: "If only such and such..."   Allah the Most Exalted said: "They say: 'If we had anything to do with the affair, none of us would have been killed here.'" (3: 154) The Almighty Allah said:...

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Click here for previous session     And under this new decree, the executions certainly did not slacken. Men in the highest and the humblest positions were daily and hourly dragged to the stake. Alva, in a single letter to Phillip, coolly estimated the number of executions which were to take place immediately after the expiration of holy week, at “eight hundred heads.” Many a citizen, convicted of a hundred thousand florins and of no other crime, saw himself suddenly tied to a horse’s tail, with his hands fastened behind him, and so dragged to the gallows. But although wealth was an unpardonable sin, poverty proved rarely a protection. Reasons sufficient could always be found for dooming the starveling labourer as well as the opulent...

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