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As a Christian, he isn't going to accept any evidence you provide from the Koran. You would instead need to make an argument from the religious texts that he believes are valid. To a Christian, the Koran is nothing more than a bunch of made up stories at best. It has no authority or authenticity to Christians. You would instead need to try to make your ...


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Facing towards Mecca (specifically, the Kaaba) reasonably accurately is one of the conditions for ritual prayers ("salah" - this includes the obligatory five daily prayers, voluntary ritual prayers, funeral prayers, and holiday prayers) to be considered valid - islamQA is a simple and quick reference for this. The same ruling can be found in the shafi'i work ...


11

Talking from a Shia perspective, if it is a tradition of our society then there is no problem to celebrate it as long as no Haram action is performed during the celebration. We have a similar celebration called Nowruz which is not Islamic and celebrates the beginning of spring. [Actually there are some Ahadeeth which demonstrates the religious importance of ...


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It is forbidden for Muslims to imitate non-Muslims. The Prophet (May Allah's blessings and peace be upon Him) said: You will follow the wrong ways, of your predecessors so completely and literally that if they should go into the hole of a mastigure, you too will go there." We said, "O Allah's Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) ! Do you mean ...


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Salah (ritual act of worship) is always performed while facing towards the Kaaba (few exceptions in extraordinary circumstances: source). Dua(personal invocations to God) and Zikr(uttering phrases to remember and praise God) may be done while facing in any direction.


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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


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The Qur'an itself doesn't use the word "Bible", but "Torah", "Zabur" and "Injeel" which were revealed to Moses, David and Jesus respectively. Meanwhile, the Bible was written by some 40 authors, many of whom the Qur'an doesn't recognize. For example, a large chunk of the New Testament was written by Paul, whom the Qur'an doesn't recognize as a Prophet, so ...


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O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. ...


6

Islam was revealed for everyone: ياأيها الناس إني رسول الله إليكم جميعا Say, [O Muhammad], "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all ― Quran 7:158 تبارك الذي نزّل الفرقان على عبده ليكون للعالمين نذيرا Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion upon His Servant that he may be to the worlds a warner ― Quran 25:1 I may as well object to ...


5

First of all, please note that Satan is not the only bad creature. The history can tell you a long list of many humans who killed many innocents and/or misdirected their followers. Qur'an also says we should seek refuge to the Lord, not only from the devil we cannot see, but also from the devils we see among humans: 1.Say: "I seek refuge with (Allah) the ...


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At a very basic level, you are working with a different definition of the term "Incil" than a Muslim would. To a Christian the term is used in one of two senses: a very general sense of "good news" referring to the story of Jesus and the salvitic work he accomplished here on earth and a much more specific sense of one or more of the the physical texts passed ...


5

I don't have a complete "yes or no"-answer but several points to consider (the following is more based on Sunni views as I don't have much knowledge about Shia): Muslims have the Hijri calendar which differs from the christian calendar - so new year is not even the same (Muslim versus non-Muslim). Even the Hijri "new year" is not considered a reason for ...


5

Surat Al-Mai'dah, Verses 72-75 say: [5:72] They have certainly disbelieved who say, " Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary" while the Messiah has said, "O Children of Israel, worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord." Indeed, he who associates others with Allah - Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the ...


5

I also get a Christmas bonus even though I don't personally celebrate the holiday. In general I think the time of year is just a convenient time to give out bonuses- you could just consider it to be a yearly bonus. It's not given out on the condition that you be an observing Christian- it's given out on the condition that you're a good worker and a loyal ...


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Allah has only created one religion and only one. ان الدین عند الله الاسلام We have the same God, we are the same humans, we have the same wisdom which tells us love is good, jealousy is bad, arrogance is bad, sacrifice is good. What you see as changes are only small tiny changes in commandments + deviations of previous religions. The verses presented in ...


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According to Islam, we do not have a detailed description of 'Īsa ﷺ and none of Mariam. The brief description of 'Īsa ﷺ was given in a hadith: حَدَّثَنَا هُدْبَةُ بْنُ خَالِدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا هَمَّامُ بْنُ يَحْيَى، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ آدَمَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ: لَيْسَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَهُ ...


5

That's not how it works. Angels when they appear as humans are only doing that: appearing. They have one true form and everything else is but an appearance. They are not men and angels at the same time like the trinity states with God. The trinity says that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are different persons but are all one God. When angels are ...


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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 the Godhead works (it's not) That Schrodinger's Cat is actually a real cat (it's not) Arguing with someone like that, someone who doesn't even understand his own ...


4

That interpretation would not be viable. I would like to firstly point out that (as well as is in Tafseer Ibn Katheer) when Allah says: فَلَمْ تَقْتُلُوهُمْ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ قَتَلَهُمْ He is saying that you didn't kill them because of your numbers, but you were victorious because it came from Me, basically He is saying victory comes from "Me". Even ...


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Some scholars have mentioned that Allah have actually killed Jesus PBUH according to this verse: [Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to ...


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According to Muslim tradition, Muhammad himself was a Hanif and look at the information on Pre-Islamic Arabia Ḥanīf (Arabic: حنيف‎, Ḥanīf; plural: حنفاء, ḥunafā') meaning "revert" refers to one who, according to Islamic belief, maintained the pure monotheism of the patriarch Abraham. More specifically, in Islamic thought, they are the people who, ...


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I did not find a clear definition of grace (of Christianity). But, I can try relating different aspects of the definition I found in wiki to that of Islam from mostly from Qur'an. Grace in Christianity is the free and unmerited favour of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowing of blessings analogous to So which of the favors ...


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Chaste in the context of 5:5 and ahl-al-kitab may mean: A virgin, a woman who was legally married to a man before according an other shari'a and legally separated. So in first place this would mean a widow and maybe even a divorced lady, as as far as I know divorce isn't allowed for catholic Christians this wouldn't apply for many Christians. So ladies of ...


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There are a couple of different Islamic teachings that apply here, and you will have to balance them out: Imitating other religions and participating in their rituals is forbidden(1). Islam has its own rituals relating to eating which you should observe(2). Islam enjoins ihsan (excellence) in all deeds, including in dealing with non-muslims, and that ...


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The Islamic position is that additions, omissions and distortions have been done to the previous scriptures by the people, and they are not relied upon for any theological purposes because we can't know what is from Allah and what is human corruption; though works of Tafsir (exegesis) and Tarikh (history) quote them as Israelite traditions where they ...


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Malik's translation of the verse is: O Prophet tell the Christians: "If the Compassionate (Allah) had a son, I would be the first to worship him." Therefore it is directed to the Christians. From Tafsir at-Tabari: "If the Most Beneficent (Allah) had a son (or children as you pretend), then I am the first of Allah's worshippers [who deny and ...


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An angel who appears in human form is still the same person, as is a Jinn who appears in the form of an animal. This is not what the Christian belief about God is, instead their belief is best summarized with this diagram called the "shield of trinity": Christians believe that there are three distinct persons: The Father is not Jesus. Jesus is not the Holy ...


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