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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?

This is a popular question put forth by Atheists who want to challenge believers. But before trying to answer the question, we should first examine its logical validity. Because only logically valid ...
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Where does Allah come from?

You say that this is a question that comes up often. Perhaps from others? Or even from your own curious mind. Well than, let's answer this with logic that the mind can understand rather than quotes ...
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Where does Allah come from?

وفي رواية في الصحيحين عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه : قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -: «يَأْتِي الشَّيْطَانُ أَحَدَكُمْ، فَيَقُولُ: مَنْ خَلَقَ كَذَا؟ حَتَّى يَقُولَ: ...
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Does Allah commit shirk by swearing on things lesser than Him (e.g. the Qur'an)?

The laws of Islam are meant to be followed by humans (and jinn). It's a ridiculous notion to apply those laws to God Himself. He is the One who is believed in. Therefore it is impossible for Him to ...
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Why were there no female Prophets?

Are Prophets only male? Among the scholars there are a few who count a couple of women among the prophets (Peace be upon them): abu al-Hassan al-Ash'ari, Imam al-Qurtubi and ibn Hazm. And these have ...
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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?

A man asked this question from Imam Ali a.s. and he answered: قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَکَ وَ تَعَالَی لَا یُنْسَبُ إِلَی الْعَجْزِ وَ الَّذِی سَأَلْتَنِی لَا یَکُونُ (توحید صدوق باب 9 حدیث 9) ...
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Allah name in clouds is Allah's miracle or are a part of random design?

That there is a sky with clouds moving around in it. Allah's miracle: He created the heavens without pillars that you see and has cast into the earth firmly set mountains, lest it should shift with ...
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A few questions about Islam and Allah - I don't understand

May God Bless you, Dan. I think that a common theme in all of your questions is "why does God..." or "why is God..." But I believe that we shouldn't try to look at things from God's perspective; ...
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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?

Yes this is not out of His ability. He can create an unliftable rock, but it will only be unliftable to the creation, not the Creator God; He can still lift that unliftable rock though, because ...
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Can Muslims consider Isa the "Spiritual" son of God?

I believe if we put Trinity out of it, then the 'son' analogy sounds valid and actually meaningful, and this is even consistent with the teachings of Islam. From examining the critical verses of the ...
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Who did Allah love before he created everything?

the answer is that the attribute of God is that God loves. His name is "Al wudood" which means the one who loves so God is the possessor of this attribute if the creation is not there, that does not ...
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Will Allah forgive the Satan (Al-Shaytan/Iblis) if he decided to repent to Allah?

Consider that this was Allah's (ﷻ) response to Pharaoh (Firown) when he "repented" after all his evil and the punishment overtook him: "Now? And you had disobeyed [Him] before and were of the ...
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Where does Allah come from?

According to the most developed arguments of Islamic philosophy: Premise 1: Allah is the most perfect and highest existence imaginable. Premise 2: Therefore nothing better, superior or higher than ...
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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?

The question is irrelevant as Allah (subhana Wa Ta'ala) is not attributed with lifting, this is an attribute of the creation not the Creator (subhana wa Ta'ala). And Allah (subhana wa Ta'ala) is not ...
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Why are so many things prohibited by Allah?

If you think logically, all the prohibitions and responsibilities are for a purpose. To make both a human and a society better. Now, I will try to explain your list, but for more, you should do some ...
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Does anyone know the source of "Don't abuse other people's god"?

The saying you're referring to is an ayah of the Qur'an, namely Surat al-'An'Am 108: ولا تسبوا الذين يدعون من دون الله فيسبوا الله عدوا بغير علم كذلك زينا لكل أمة عملهم ثم إلى ربهم مرجعهم فينبئهم بما ...
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Could Allah be a Boltzmann Brain that evolved spontaneously from the uncertainty of the quantum vacuum?

The Boltzmann brain is a ...self-aware entity that arises due to random fluctuations out of a state of chaos (Wikipedia), which implies that, if a Boltzmann brain exists, it's most probably among ...
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Why did God not strike George Carlin dead upon his request?

God has many traditions. Among them is the Sunnah of استدراج (Istidraj). Which is like God leaving the person all to himself, letting him enjoy himself. Like a parent who is, OK I'm done with you, I'm ...
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Why did God not strike George Carlin dead upon his request?

Why should God act on the whims and provocations of a man? Is that worthy of His Majesty and Stature? God acts as He wills, and He does according to what He decrees. God doesn't respond to provocation,...
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Does Allah forget according to Quran?

Allah does not forget (Qur'an 20:52): قَالَ عِلْمُهَا عِندَ رَبِّي فِي كِتَابٍ لَّا يَضِلُّ رَبِّي وَلَا يَنسَى [Moses] said, "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord ...
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What was the meaning of the name "Allah" before Islam?

The pagans of Mecca believed in "Allah" as the head of their pantheon and the creator god, with other deities ascribed as his children. Islamic history states this was because the Arabs were ...
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Why didn't Allah send the complete book first?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم I think you'd better say: " Why did not Allah send his last prophet, Mohammad (S), at first? then I will tell you that, as you know, Allah has gradually developed Islam since ...
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Why does Allah allow evil on earth?

In Islamic beliefs, the earth was created in order to test humans and reward them for their actions in the hereafter. Qur'an 67:2 Who created death and life to test you as to which of you is best ...
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Why Allah has not destroyed iblees/shaitan till now?

First part of your question: Why hasn't god distroyed the devil? http://quran.com/7/14 [Satan] said, "Reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected." http://quran.com/7/15 [ Allah ] said, &...
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Can one submit to Allah without accepting Muhammad as his prophet?

No, not today. In the time before Mohammad(puh) of course yes, they had to follow the previous prophet or their nation's prophet. But not now. Why? Because, the scriptures and books before Quran are ...
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Difference between Rabbul Alamin and Rabbil Alamin

short answer: both are the same words but in different diacritics(tashkeel) تشكيل detailed answer: both words are the same "Rabb" (رب) but you add different diacritics(A َ, O ُ, E ِ )(tashkeel) ...
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What does the attribute of Allah "shafiul mudhnibin" mean?

Due to the limitations of transliteration it's hard to tell exactly, but you're presumably asking about the Arabic phrase شفيع المذنبين (Shafi'u-l-Mudhnabin), which literally means the Intercessor of ...
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Since God has created us to test us with this life. Why couldn't God make every human know clearly that islam is the truth and keep this test of life?

It is our role as Muslims to do so. During the battles of Persia, Al-Muthanna ibn Hāritha needed extra help. 'Umar ibn al-Khattāb sent over Rab'i ibn 'Āmir with some extra forces to lend military aid ...
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Counter-argument to Jesus being the God-Man?

What would you say as a counter argument. "Lakum dinukum waliyadin". Anyone Christian who makes that argument is basing it on two fundamental misunderstandings: That that is how Christians claim ...
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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?

This question which you're asking, has been used a number times by atheist not only against Muslims but theists in general, and sometimes you might even find a Christian using this question to ...
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