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Many people will talk about diseases and medical research and all that sort of thing, but the simple fact is that we were never given a reason. Like many things, Muslims are expected to submit to Allah's will in this matter, after all the word Islam means "submission".


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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 ...


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Even though our Imams and Prophets accepted a slave system, Islam had a plan to free slaves gradually. What people don't normally pay attention to is that if a wrong system has entered a society, removing it needs time and scheduling. If you do something without considering all aspects, it'll have opposite results. It's like something infected with a ...


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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 ...


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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) ...


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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 "why do we ...


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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 ...


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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, [Al-Fatir 35:1] Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Having 100 times the strength one has in this life does NOT mean being bound to 100 times more eating/sex/whatever. This just describes the capability of those in paradise - being capable to do something does NOT mean having to do it... almost every human being from a certain age on is capable to murder, yet murdering is NOT what most people do. There is a ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Shirk, Associating partners with Allah (SWT), is the greatest sin. Shirk is not 'When you worship other than God', because the root word of Shirk means to associate. The people of Makkah, and all the previous nations, had no problem with توحيد الربوبية, which means they believed in Allah (SWT) as the creator, but their problem was توحيد الالوهية, which is ...


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This is a metaphor. In the old days before Islam, Arabs used to curse time whenever a problem or an accident happened to them. So the prophet said don't curse time for it is Allah Who is the Time (which is a metaphor) which means don't curse the doer of the problem or accident because the doer is Allah (before they knew Allah they thought it's the time which ...


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The answer is that Pigs are, by nature, scavengers. This means they eat what they can find, be it fresh or old. Because they have evolved to eat this sort of food they can handle the toxins and bacteria that come along with that diet. However much an animal is domesticated and fed clean processed food it is still able and inclined to scavenge, so there can ...


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Many long answers have been written, but still, I would like to clarify a bit. The faith of Islam is very clear in stating that Allah is the Almighty controller of everything. He has created the universe and set the rules that control how and why things happen. Everything that happens is within His control, and He can change the "normal" flow of events upon ...


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Allah (the only, unique God in Islamic beliefs), created/creates two types of creations: Creations who don't have their own will: they're مسخّرة or مسيّرة (unfree). Those creations act according to the criteria or routine Allah specified that they will follow. In other simpler words they're "automated", and those creations are not judged to go to Hell or ...


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The question is a good one, and to see the answer, you have to understand that your question compares apples to oranges. As you say, it would be completely evil for a parent to apply such harsh punishment on his children. So why is God different? God is nothing like a human. He has no errors in judgement. He not only understands causes and effects; he ...


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In one of his articles, Jules Janssens gave the following piece of information about Avicenna's comments on the Qurʾān: Six (or perhaps more correctly, five) such fragments seem to have circulated as independent treatises and have been edited by ʿĀṣī. They concern S. 24, v. 35 (the famous "Light-verse"); S. 41, 11-12a (Then He directed Himself...); S. 87 (...


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Did the Islamic calendar come after the invention of the English calendar? Yes and no. The Hijri calendar (i.e. the Islamic calendar) counts years based on the Hijrah — the year Mohammad and his followers left Mecca for Madinah — which is actually about the halfway point in Muhammad's twenty-odd year long ministry, so it's correlation to "how ...


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It all depends on what kind of video game you are planning to make. What contents it will include and what message it will deliver. Also, not that if the video game is socially unacceptable to some remote part of the world, it is going to possibly have some negative elements in some way. If you are making texture or models that are unethical and not ...


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(Personal belief) 1) If you want to achieve or gain something in this way, actually you are invoking the universe to give it to you. And invoking/asking from anyone other than Allah is shirk. The following verses state about those who do this: وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّن يَدْعُو مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَن لَّا يَسْتَجِيبُ لَهُ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَهُمْ عَن ...


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I have always been told a variation of the below: Because it says so in the Quran Because pigs are seen to be dirty animals (often eating their own excrement) Because they don't have a proper neck, therefore cannot be made Halal Because their DNA structure is very similar to that of a human being, Islamically, we cannot eat another human being so the ...


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First, the reactions you're seeing are from Muslims, and are not necessarily representative of Islam; simply representative of whoever has the "louder voice." There are two important preconditions to understanding the answer to this question: Islam came as a way of guidance, not scientific details or evidence. In Islam, Allah (God) is the all-knowing, all-...


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Indeed we are not created to worship Allah as an ending target, worshiping is only a mean, a path toward our ending goal. Note the third group in the following quotation, they are the only ones who have understood what is the Right correctly: قال اميرالمؤمنين عليه السلام: إنّ‌قوماً عبدوا الله رغبةً فتلك عبادة التّجار وإنّ قوماً عبدوا الله رهْبةً فتلك ...


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Islam's concept of omnipotence is not "infinite power". Look at the 99 Names of Allah for what Islam and the Quran claim that Allah is able to do. These claims are very specific, and the "omnipotence paradox" which can be used for some religions don't apply here. I'll need someone who's a native Arabic speaker to back me on this, but if you look at ...


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To Answer the Question: In Islam all throughout history there have been many different opinions on Islamic Jurisprudence. Within Sunni School of thought there are 4 major Jurisprudence schools; Hanafi, Sha'fi, Maliki, Hanbali. In the Shia(Twelver) School of Thought there is only 1 school of jurisprudence known as Ja'fri. These are the 5 Madhabs of Islam. ...


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