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About Dan

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  1. Bismillah As salam alaikum In Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri's Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar), it says that the Prophet freed his slaves before dying (Chapter titled The Journey to Allah, the Sublime, page 477 in the english version). "On Sunday, a day before he died, The Prophet saws set his slaves free, paid as a charity the seven Dinars he owned and gave his weapons as a present to the Muslims (477)." As salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
  2. Bismillah As salam alaikum May news like this keep us trudging for the sake of Allah. ALLAHU AKBR! As salam alaikum
  3. Bismillah The hijab is not a religious symbol as the west sees it like a cross. It is a method that muslim women use to protect their modesty. For some removing the hijab in front of nonpermissible men is like some Western women removing their tops in public. You may find this absurb but remember that you were not brought with the level of modesty. Try wearing the other person's shoes... or head scarf if you will. Peace
  4. Bismillah "I don't know what the consequences are of premarital sex is Dan, can you elaborate ?" Number one I think would be a child. I fully believe that the best environment for raising children is with both the father and mother. Second would be greater risks of diseases. Those outside of marriage are more likely to have multiple partners than those who are married. More likely being the key words. Third is the emotional baggage that one obtains through various intimate and sexual encounters. This is mostly an oberservance of myself and my peers. It is hard to deny that previous relationships affect how one behaves in later ones. There could be more but these are the ones right off the top of my head. Of course in my religious beliefs there are much more consequences such as the grave sin and the drifting away from God. These are the consequences that I worry about the most. I mentioned these other things though so that you would hopefully agree with them.
  5. Bismillah As Salam alaikum. Is there anyway someone could translate this for me or at least give me a summary, please? jazak Allah Could some background information be provided as well? Sorry. May Allah Reward you for helping me! As Salam alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu
  6. Bismillah The Prophet no longer married anyone else after the revelation that only four wives were permitted. I know you will say that this is quite convenient. But the nature of the revelation, its style grace, and grammar is such that Arab speaking people agree that at the very least there is nothing like the qur'an before or since. This is one of the signs that it is from Allah. The minute amount of arabic that I have learned gives me glimpses of this miracle. I know you will probably not go out and learn arabic so you will have to accept the uniqueness of the Qur'an in the realm of language as a given. It is used in many nonmuslim arabic classes due to its remarkable majesty. "As a mans wife gets older, the wife's libido slows down, the mans doesn't, (he's still as horny at 50 as he was at 20) and perhaps wants to satisfy his urges with a more willing partner." I have actually read research claiming the opposite, not to say there are not some randy old men out there. As a man gets older his testasterone levels drop, which changes the estrogen to testasterone ratio. As a woman gets older and experiences menopause her estrogen levels drop, changing her estrogen to testasterone ratio. This ratio is part of the urges that people feel. The greater the test to estr ratio,the more lustful one feels. The less test to estr,there is less sexual desire. I could be more detailed about the endocrinology but this is more of a side bar than a main point. A quick frowning occured at the mention of Iran but no metaltisity going on here. (like my new word :confused: ) I used to work for a youth rehabilitation center (kid jail) for fourteen to seventeen year olds. Not one of them was a virgin. I am not looking for a fourteen year old wife or anything close to it. I live in a country where the age of marital consent is eighteen and I abide by that law. My point is that youths are having sex at this young age now. I have no real stance because I never have reflected on this issue. I may have to do that. My question though is what is better youths committing to one another at an early age or having to wait and suffer the consequences of premarital sex? Once again, I have not thought about this but this discussion provoked this question. Insha'Allah there was something productive in all that? Astaghfirullah
  7. Bismillah No. You do not seem to undestand the FACT that Sunni and Shia are very different in many many ways. I have no knowledge about Shia to where I would feel any level of comfort discussing their methods and beliefs. I also do not approve of Shia and Sunni being lumped together as the same type of Islam. That is why I have not responded. I have tried to express this before and I guess was unsucessful in putting it in a manner in which you would understand how I feel. Allah Forgive me.
  8. Bismillah As Salalm alaikum It seems our ummah has fallen into the habit of wanting to fix problems after they occur instead of preventing them in the first place. If you keep the television and radio out of the house while the children are younger, they are less likely to gravitate towards it later. That though calls for sacrifice on our parts. We have to give up OUR televsion watching. Children follow their parents. Many good brothers at the masjid talk foundly of their fathers who were good role models for them growing up. We need to stop just speaking Islam and actually live it. As Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
  9. Bismillah Are the wearing of crosses and crucifizes also banned? Yarmulkes allowed also? To me this would point out bias or an attempt at true secularism.
  10. Bismillah open, Lord thine eyes, and see You read this as only a prayer? To attribute to God what He does not attribute to Himself is a horrible sin in Islam and this phrase is saying that God needs to open His eyes to see. Did God ever tell us that they were closed? How is this assumption made when God tells us that He is All-Seeing? If you lose something and ask for help and the other person says, "Open your eyes and look." Do you not take offence at that? How much greater an offence to tell God that. I would like you to keep filling me in on the other verses. I want to know about how God has to be commanded to wake up. I am also curious about His poor judgement in messengers in the Bible. In Islam these are actually false accusations attributed to Allah's prophets. Hope the business is doing good.
  11. Bismillah So just this one is wrong? Not bad.
  12. Bismillah No you cannot. If a muslim is telling you that you cannot complare, who are you to tell them that yes you can? The United States claims to be a democracy but the reality is that it is a representative republic. The point I was trying to make about Ireland and Scotland was missed as well. I know little about Scotland. I know little more about Ireland. If I started to compare the two and you said that I could not, I would have to take your word on it due to the obvious fact that you are more privy to information. Catholics would beg to differ if you claimed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the same so that everything they did you claimed the other did as well. Have you done any research on Shi'ite besides what you see on television? There are major schisms between Sunni and Shi'ite. Check it out. It seems that your vacation let your mind go back it its old thinking pattern, nitpicking the little and not listening to what is being told to you. If you are hear to learn, then why is it that when someone tells you something you say they are wrong? If you know everything already and your mind is made up, then why waste your time? I purposely did not respond to your request because this is a major claim on your part which must be cleared up before further discussion can continue.
  13. Bismillah I have noticed the number one country that you use for Islam is Iran. That is a Shi'ite government. I am not. I'm Sunni. What they do, condone, say, or how they act cannot be used in a dialogue with me. I would not use Ireland as a source of information to talk about Scotland. No matter how close people associate them.
  14. Bismillah No. Islam addresses what Jesus will say on Judgement Day.
  15. Bismillah Maryam 19: 88-95 They say: "The Most Gracious has betaken a son!" Indeed you have put forth an evil thing At it the skies are about to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin, That they attributed a son to The Most Gracious. For it is not consistant with the majesty of The Most Gracious that He should beget a son. All of the beings in the heavens and the earth come to The Most Gracious as a slave. He does take an account of them all, and has numbered them exactly. And everyone of them will come to Him singly on the Day of Judgement.