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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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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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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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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 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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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It's a good question and most of the people today including Muslims find themselves pondering over this. Firstly I am not a scholar and IMHO there cannot be any good or satisfying answer to this question. In my attempt in answering this, I'll give a little background first. Sometimes you have to reverse engineer somethings and see if we can make sense ...


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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 to Al-Muthanna. Rostam Farrokhzād, the commander-in-chief of the Persian army, had questions using almost identical logic to the one in your question. The ...


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Dreams (رؤیا) have different kinds, authentic or not authentic, and the authentic ones are themselves symbolic or realistic. First note that sleeping according to Quran is very similar to death: وَهُوَ الَّذِي يَتَوَفَّاكُم بِاللَّيْلِ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا جَرَحْتُم بِالنَّهَارِ ثُمَّ يَبْعَثُكُمْ فِيهِ لِيُقْضَىٰ أَجَلٌ مُّسَمًّى ۖ ثُمَّ إِلَيْهِ ...


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lately in Iran , the researcher of Islamic mysticism and philosophy, Manochehr Sadoqi Saha published a collections including commentaries by philosophers and Mystics. the complete address of the book is as follow: سلسله المختارات من نصوص تفسیر المستنبط،القسم الثانی و هو المقدمه الحاویه علی تفاسیر عقلیه لفلاسفه الهیین،انتشارات حکمت، تهران، ایران،1431 ...


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According to this verse 21:27 the angles are not independent in will and power. They always do what Allah orders them. I couldn't find The resources in English which you can find online, But you can study the book Al-Mizan by Allame Tabatabaee. It can help you much. Here are some Angles description from Qur'an: Angels are Allah's wise and intelligent ...


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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 backup his point that Allah has a son. But really it is nothing but a trick question, whether you say yes or no it only supports the asker. It also proves lack of ...


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First of all, if you want to consider specifically one "part", "branch", or "tradition" of philosophy and not philosophy as such, you need some sort of characterisation in order to specify this part of philosophy and to set it apart from other parts of philosophy. This usually is accomplished by using adjectives like "Latin philosophy", "Christian philosophy"...


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My answer will not explain the actions of Dr Zakir, however, I will touch on the topic. In Islam, it is our duties to convey and make others aware of the teachings of Islam as this is what we were commanded to do. “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol.4, Hadith 667) Who is better in speech than ...


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