That's a very good question. In fact, no wise person should take people, especially when making extraordinary assertions, "at their words". But as for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and all Divine messengers), here are some compelling reasons that strongly suggest his truthfulness:
He had no personal gain in the first place to declare himself a ...
In the name of Allah
1 . At first I should say that Tavaf does not mean the worshiping idol. if respecting to something means the idolatry so the ones who respect each other , are the idolater . Moreover this is an order from Allah and thus it has especial philosophy for itself.
Tavaf (I mean circling the Kaaba ) is for receiving mercy and forgiveness ...
There is general rule in islam, that we should Never Ever imitate Kuffar in any way. And touching the feet is integral part of hinduism. So based on the hadith of not imitating Kuffar we have to abstain from touching feet of elders by all means.
2nd view is that we have to do, what prophet Muhammad told us to do, otherwise everything added new to islam is ...
In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate
According to the noble Qur'an everyone will encounter death:
“Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though you are in lofty
After death, souls will enter barzakh [ref] and those who enter heaven after barzakh will stay there forever. Almighty Allah says in his noble Qur'an as such:
The fundamental wisdom that can resolve all such questions (i.e. charges of shirk in cases when certain objects are involved in worship) is that it is in essence impossible to worship Allah without these means and intermediaries.
But these means and intermediaries are very very diverse, from words, actions and gestures that you use to pray to Allah (chants,...
Actually a big mistake muslims/non-muslims make, is that they consider that God and human beings have SAME type/nature of attributes... For example, God also gets Angry and Happy, God also feels etc, but we have to know that they are all GODLY attributes, and they are NOT same or Equal to Human attributes. For example, when a human gets angry, then he gets ...
Simple answer: Because believing in the truth is better than not believing in the truth. You might as well just ask "Why is it necessary to believe that the Earth is round?"
God doesn't need our belief: He exists whether we believe in Him or not.
Infallibility of the Prophets and Messengers: عصمة الأنبياء or عصمة الرسل is an agreed upon aqeedah of the Muslims, athough there is difference of opinion in the details, for example whether they are protected from minor sins and unintentional mistakes, whether they were infallible from birth or only after receiving prophethood etc.
وقال جمهور من الفقهاء ...
That argument fails for anyone other than the people who actually witnessed the supposed revelation, as whether it was revealed to one person or many, anyone who didn't directly witness the revelation would have to rely on the words of the people who carried that information to him, and those "carriers" are more reliable in Islam's case than Judaism, where ...
There's a hadith which goes as follows:
“Seek help in having your needs met by being discreet, for everyone who is blessed with something is envied.”
and which is more known among people in the following wording:
“Seek help for success or victory of your needs by being quiet. For verily,everything that has a ni'imah in it is envied.”
This hadith was ...
I have always felt that the law of attraction is compatible with Islamic teachings.
We ask Allah SWT for things everyday through duas and prayer (somewhat like the "positive thinking" in the law of attraction). This being said, one of the stated reasons for unanswered duas (and what I believe to be the main culprit when my duas aren't answered) ...
Quran is not a science book but a book of signs. I do not speak Arabic. I have read the Quran in my own language, did not see the word dinosaur. But It says Allah is the Lord of all the worlds, anything we know and we dont know. Even if it did the disbelievers would say "Mohammad must have seen a fossil this is how he knows..."
What is there for us to know ...
God decided to create and send humans to earth (by sending Adam to earth) in a form that some of them being enemy of some others. So because of this form of creating humans so they naturally create each other.
[Allah] said, "Descend from Paradise - all, [your descendants] being
enemies to one another. And if there should come to you guidance from
Me - ...
This is an excellent question and should be asked more often.
Like Wallace said, the Prophet SAW was completely illiterate but came up with the oral tradition of the Quran over a 23 year period, which many consider to be miraculous. Mind you, he was not a prodigy. Revelation started when he was 40 years old. A good question would be, what is so special ...
Although this question is too broad, I would like to state that you should focus on 3 pillars in order to get answer to this question.
You should find answers to these questions:
Why there must be a god?
Why there can't be more than 1 god?
Which attributes and characteristics should be carried by this one god?
In order to ...
“Hate the sin, not the sinner” is only partly correct in Islam. Only a sinner with sins wholly occupying his heart making his heart dark lacking any light spot survived in it is one we should hate and even curse against them, though, if we can identify them correctly. About any other sinner no we cannot hate himself, but we must hate the sin, and the ...
اقرأ has 2 meanings - read and recite. When the Prophet (Saw) was told اقرأ he thought he was being told to read, and that is why he said ما انا بقارئ (i cannot read). when Jibraeel (as) recited the words, that is when he realised he was being told to recite (ie repeat the words being spoken to him) and that is what he did.
see Mawrid dictionary's ...
A little bit of logic
One can only read if one has learnt to write! So both reading and writing are actions which we learn simultaneously!
On the illiterates of the Prophet
The Verse which underlines the illiterates of Mohammad (Peace be upon him) is (29:48) where the word used is تَتْلُو instead of تقرأ! Which means read and recite loudly. But from this ...
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not
exaggerate about me as was exaggerated about ‘Eesa (Jesus) ibn Maryam.
Say: the slave of Allaah and His Messenger.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari,
I couldn't find a single SAHIH hadith which tells Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) even the Hadiths mentioned by ...
These verses in first place show the importance of good deeds
In the Qur'an you may find that Allah mentions wealth (money and property) and children (sons) together in a couple of verses like in:
And know that your properties and your children are but a trial and that Allah has with Him a great reward. (8:28)
So let not their wealth or their children ...
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) (p.b.u.h) said, "Our Lord, the Blessed, the
Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the
last third of the night remains, saying: "Is there anyone to invoke
Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so
that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My
That all depends on whether you choose to put your faith in Allah or in the Scientific Method.
The Scientific Method is a great tool for understanding the universe and all of Creation, but it is limited in that it can only apply to things that can be observed. It is useless for understanding al-ghaib.
Allah, on the other hand, has no such limitations. He ...
Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him): I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saying,
"The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will
get the reward according to what he has intended. (Bukhari:1)
Respecting elders is a noble value also emphasized by Islam. Different cultures may have different manifestations for it. ...
Well we don't run an IQ test based on Qur'an and Hadith even on a Muslim to determine if he/she is a Muslim or not. Just kidding, I mean to say, a community doesn't constantly keep track of ones (a so called Muulim's) activities whether he/she is Praying 5 times or not, fasting or not etc. But all we do as a community to accept one in the Muslim community is ...
There's doesn't seems to be any point of creating a between. He's the most beneficent, if a person doesn't deserve hell then give him heaven. After all the heaven doesn't lack abundance.
Roughly speaking, if the cumulative deed, good - bad, is greater then or equal to (>=) zero (0) then heaven is one's eternal home.
Related to the question:
Don't know ...
First of all: I've never heard about the 13 unlucky days of Safar.
Second of all: Some muslims, especially Shia, consider both Muharram and Safar months of grief and sadness, that's because Muharram is the month which Husain ibn Ali was killed in the famous Battle of Karbala, and a lot of other Wafiyat (deaths) happened in this two months, including:
I think this statement by nicholas ainsworth sums it up: "To disbelieve in God and to worship other things and violate your created purpose is the greatest moral wrong."
Note that the utmost purpose of religion is not just making a moral life on Earth possible (although that's a necessary entailment), but attaining spiritual perfection and bliss.
God tells us in the Quran that he has created us to worship him.
See Quran 51:56
((I have not created the jinn and mankind except to worship me.))
And the Prophet sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam said: 'Do you know what the right of God is upon his servants (mankind)?'
'The right of God upon his servants is that they worship him and they don't worship ...
First of all, we have to know purpose of life, and how Allah tests us:
"And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss
of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to as-sabirun (the
patient ones)." [Al-Qur'an 2:155]
also, regarding the point,why Allah does put anyone in pain, Allah says in Quran:
and it may be that ...
I think this is an excellent question. I believe all belief is subjective. You can't prove divine inspiration the way you would prove 1+1=2. It depends on how compelling you find the evidence available to you, which really varies from person to person. For those people who lived with Muhammad, several were made to believe in him due to his personality. Some ...