Allah has not sent messengers only to Arabia, Allah has said in the Qur'an that he has sent a messenger every people:
وَلَقَدۡ بَعَثۡنَا فِى ڪُلِّ أُمَّةٍ۬ رَّسُولاً أَنِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ
ٱللَّهَ وَٱجۡتَنِبُواْ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتَۖ فَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ هَدَى ٱللَّهُ
وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ حَقَّتۡ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلضَّلَـٰلَةُۚ فَسِيرُواْ فِى
ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَٱنظُرُواْ كَيۡفَ كَانَ ...
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 questions are qualified for answering.
Now by the very concept, we know that Allah is the greatest, the most powerful, the all-dominant existence; in a way that ...
In Arabic, God (Allah) refers to Himself using the male pronoun "هو"; unlike English, the Arabic male pronoun does not imply gender. English, quite frankly, does not have an appropriate pronoun that fully encompasses this.
"He" is the best we have. So that's what we use.
For further details, see also this related post: Refering to Allah (SWT) as “him”?
It is a feature of literary style in Arabic that a person may refer to himself by the pronoun nahnu (we) for respect or glorification. He may also use the word ana (I), indicating one person, or the third person huwa (he). All three styles are used in the Qur’an, where Allah addresses the Arabs in their own tongue. (Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 4/...
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 that your mind isn't accepting because it isn't piecing them together.
God created everything, including human beings. Because you were in fact created at ...
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: مَنْ خَلَقَ رَبَّكَ؟ فَإِذَا بَلَغَهُ، فَلْيَسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ، وَلْيَنْتَهِ» ".
Translation: It was narrated in the two Sahihs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) ...
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 associate partners with Himself in His infinite knowledge. God is allowed to take oaths by the things that He has created - something that we humans can't claim ...
Yes, the God has been described well in Qur'an. But the descriptions are not like mathematical proofs but are philosophical and infrastructural; Here are the examples from Qur'an:
They say who can make a death alive again; say who have been created them first time from nothing! [36:78,79] [76:1]
Every object will be destroyed except God! [28:88]
The following is what I understand from Quran.
According to Quran, there are things that are beyond human knowledge, human knowledge is very limited (verse 17:85). Many questions about God fall in that category. "Why must there be a God" seem to be such a question (verses 5:116 and 72:26).
I am guessing that your real question is more like "...
Yes. It's the same God.
Say, "O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable
between us and you - that we will not worship except Allah and not
associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead
of Allah ." (Surah Al-e-Imran, verse 64)
Essentially, the word "Allah" in Arabic is not a translation for "God." It has ...
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)
Indeed God almighty is not attributed to disability but what you asked
cannot be. (Does not have the possibility of existence)
Reference of hadith: The ...
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; this is because God is infinite and we are finite. To try to look at things from God's perspective is to ask your brain to do what it can't and it also inherently ...
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 you, and dispersed therein from every creature. And We sent down rain from the sky and made grow therein [plants] of every noble kind. -- Qur'an 31:10
Do you ...
This view wouldn't be compatible with Islam because we believe Allah created these things, he isn't these things.
Praise be to Allah, who created (out of nothing) (Arabic: fatara) the heavens and the earth,
Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted ...
According to Jafari Fiqh, there are three different types of unity of existence (wahdat al‑wujud), of which two are not Islamic and are considered as apostasy, but the third of which is acceptable.
In brief, the two types that are unacceptable briefly are those which claim that God is exactly same as physical creatures of world.
The acceptable form claims ...
Qur'an 2:34 :
And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers.
Iblees was arrogant with Allah when the Almighty asked him to bow before Adam.
Qur'an 15:28-35 :
And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "I will ...
No. Chapter 112, Al-Ikhlas (The Purity) describes Allah as follows:
112:1 Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
112:2 Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
112:3 He neither begets nor is born,
112:4 Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
This is the message throughout the Quran. Allah is not comparable to anything or anyone.
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. (Quran 4:48)
So everything is forgivable by Allah, except Shirk (association of others with Allah in worship). Thus, by being Muslim, everything is ...
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 Him in any respect can actually exist.
Conclusion: Therefore the existence of a higher being than Allah that created Him is an impossibility.
This also ...
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 still lift that unliftable rock though, because nothing can limit His ability.
This may seem like like a paradox, which according to a dictionary definition means "a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or ...
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 Quran in relation to the Christian view of Jesus, it appears that the reason Allah rejects the Christian idea of "Jesus being son of God" is because divinity is ...
Quran is in arabic because it was the language of the people where it was revealed. It does not make sense to reveal it in any other language. Same had been the case with other revelations. It does not mean that Allah prefers one language over another, as all languages are made by man and suffer its own limitations.
How Allah communicates with angels is "...
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 similar to the Creation ("Nothing is similar to him" - Surah Shura, Ayah 11).
Logically limbs indicate there is mass and mass means there is a limit and limits ...
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 mean this attribute is not there.
The answer is simple
God is not dependent on the Creation to have the attribute of love
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 consensus in counting Mariam (Peace be upon her) as one of the female prophets, and they also counted Hawa'/Eve, Sarah, the mother of Musa/Moses, Hajar and ...
The structure of answer is: First, I try to establish the reliability of Naskh and to prove that it is doesn't really contradict "Infallibility of Allah" rather it is the wisdom of Allah. Next, I provide explanation for the quoted hadith and "alleged" verse.
Most Sunni Muslims strongly believe in Naskh (Abrogation). The ...
I came across this verse today - it answers the question in the title pretty directly (emphasis mine):
And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are ...
Yes, true! Note that Quran should be viewed as a whole, somewhere something is stated but its details, exceptions, and etc. are stated elsewhere. This is a key to go deep inside its hidden secrets, you find an apparent paradox in Quran but believe the whole book to be exactly inspired by Allah, so try to resolve the situation, you probably should generalize ...
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 كانوا يعملون
And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah , lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge. Thus We have made pleasing to every ...
These are a couple verses from the Quran:
وَأَنزَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَعَلَّمَكَ مَا
لَمْ تَكُن تَعْلَمُ
And Allah has revealed to you the Book and Wisdom and has taught you
that which you did not know. [4:113]
Hikmah (Wisdom) here is distinct from the Book (which is referring to Quran), so it is revelation besides the ...