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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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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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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 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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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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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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The time for Fajr is from dawn till sunrise. Since fasting must begin at dawn, during Ramazan they hold the congregation closer to its starting time, it is convenient. During normal days they delay it while remaining within the time limits, and this is a practice of the Hanafi madhab. " ويستحب الإسفار بالفجر " لقوله عليه الصلاة والسلام " ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Is it blasphemy to question Islam? No, it is not blasphemy to question your belief in Islam. The companions of the Prophet (pbuh) often asked him questions regarding Islam. During the time of the prophet, people often came to the prophet (pbuh) to ask him questions about Islam. Narrated Abdullah bin Ammar: I saw the Prophet (ﷺ) near the Jamra and the people ...


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Dear brother in humanity, Did you even take the time to read the previous verse or the complete verse at least? Never mind, the Quran does not encourage Muslims to fight non-belivers, however Islam is not a pacifist religion and states that there are times where it is neccasary to defend ones self, community and family. If you read the verse previous to ...


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Is Islam a pantheistic Religion? No, Islam is not a pantheistic religion. In Islam, "everything is Allah's" not "everything is Allah" (which is the fundamental pantheistic doctrine). If I cut down a tree, do I physically cut Allah? No, you don't. You cut down a creation of Allah not him.


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Allah's رحمة (mercy\compassion) extends to everything. ورحمتي وسعت كل شيء My mercy encompasses all things — Quran 7:156 ربنا وسعت كل شيء رحمة Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy —Quran 40:7 And it should be obvious that He does sustain and provide for disbelievers as well as believers. His محبة (love) does not extend to everyone, for example:...


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Allah's chosen people are those who abide by His criteria for being chosen. The Jews were neither God's chosen people then nor now. I suppose you are referring to the Children of Israel being the chosen group at one stage, rather than the Jews: يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتِيَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَنِّي فَضَّلْتُكُمْ عَلَى ...


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