You could've simply quoted this telling verse of the Holy Quran:
Allah doesn't change a people unless they change their inner condition
If you're not seeking guidance and knowledge you'll be never guided.
In other words, Allah guides everyone but those who insist to go astray and do sins will be eventually left over themselves and ...
In this verse 24:46 Allah will guide whom he wants. We can find the characteristics of the "whom" in these verses: 5:16 and 6:88-87 and 39:23
In Al-Mizan Vol.:10, Page: 59, according to verse 5:16, Allameh Tabatabee completely explains the characteristics of the people whom Allah will guide. I bring you the statement:
The guidance of Allah benefits him ...
Briefly speaking concerning your inquiry(s):
Is it acceptable for Muslims to mark festivals of other religions
(particularly, given the time of year, Christmas)?
Does our acceptance of these 'holy days' give legitimacy to beliefs
which, as Muslims we know to be clearly false?
Or should we once again put our feelings to one side in order to
مؤمن (Mu`min) is the antonym for (Kaafir) كافر. it means believer, whereas kaafir means non-believer.
kaafir has another meaning which is ungrateful. In such a case, the antonym would be شاكر (shakir) - which means grateful.
A non-Muslim woman needs only a Muslim wali when she has no other wali from her family. Under normal circumstances, the wali should be of the same religion as the bride. I could not find any distinction on this specific matter based on schools of jurisprudence, but I could be wrong. The differences that I found were related to pillars (requirement of a wali ...
IslamQA seems to have multiple different people answering queries, who pick rulings according to any one of the different schools of thought and various scholars, often mentioning them solely as the "correct" answer without detailing any difference of opinions. As such there are contradictory verdicts from time to time, and also contradictory verdicts on the ...
The Qur'an implies they will not be punished (see e.g. SeekersHub):
... And never would We punish until We sent a messenger.
This does not imply they will go directly to heaven. One scholarly stance (among others) is that they will be judged after death (see e.g. Islam Q&A).
It was mentioned in a Hadeeth that these people will be ...
There are many verses in the Quran proving freedom of human. Some of them are as followings:
That is the Day, the truth, so whosoever wills takes a way to his
Indeed, We have guided him to the path, he is either grateful or
Say: 'This is the truth from your Lord. Let ...
This answer is more likely to be an assumption, as I'm neither a specialist in the Order of tanzil nor could I find a specific Question on the topic so far. But I could find some links giving a certain order of tanzil (revelation) with complete Suwar/Surahs. AFAIK this order may differ when it comes to Verses, so maybe a Verse of Surah A has been revealed ...
I found an ayah which could answer your question:
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim [submitting to Allah ]. And he was not of the polytheists. (3:67).
As will be explained below the word Muslim doesn't just belong to Islam. Although Abraham hadn't had the Koran Allah describes him as a Muslim, too.
According to your logic and understanding of this ayat nobody can accept Islam but it is fairly untrue.
In fact Allah is the Most Merciful and He gives you one chance after another so if you are ignoring them your heart become more and more harsh. After some time it may be sealed. But is this unfair? I don't think so.
In my personal opinion, it really depends on the situation for whether you cousins are blasphemous or whether they are using it as description for something which is justified. For instance, you can say 'if you fail to be a good Muslim, you will not go to heaven' that is fine - but saying 'that food was heavenly' is comparing Allah's realm with human ...
IMO, not kafer, see this for more definition of kufr.
So as you state, if you don't agree with it, that's not kufr.
والحاصل : أن مجرد قراءة هذه القصص ليس كفرا مخرجا من الملة ، ما لم يكن ذلك بقصد تعلم السحر والعمل به ، وإن كان الواجب التحذير من كتب السحر بصفة عامة ، والسعي في إتلافها وإعدامها ، بحسب القدرة ، والحذر من قراءتها أو الترويج لها .
Go back to sura 5 aya 5. and sura 60 aya 8.
If you are allowed to marry a non believer why it is haram to be a friend with. The translation you paste is not correct the word in quran is أولياء not أصدقاء you are not allowed to be a friend with someone who affect your beliefs and your Islam.
The problem lies in the translation and understanding of the original Quranic reference from which you derived this question. The understanding you have is incorrect because of how the translation presents it in both ayat.
For the first quote about what you call "friends" in Surat Al-Maa'ida 5:51, the word "Awliyaa'" means in Arabic "supporters", not "...
You must believe this with certainty about Abu Lahab, Abu Jahl, and Iblis since there are explicit texts about them.
Otherwise, you can have legal rulings that someone is a kafir or mushrik and therefore in the hellfire forever, but since their fate is not adjudged based on what the texts say about them but by rulings made by people who are not considered ...
You should also take into account the idea that this behavior might be seen as endorsing a Christian ritual or belief even though it might seem unlikely that this might be the impression caused by a Muslim of "overt displays".
But considering the maqasid (purposes) of Sharia, one can take the kind of impact left by such presence as a criterion for validity ...
According to Islam, only That person will enter Heaven, who will say Shahada even before last breath , Otherwise not. and in Islam, the Age at which a person's accounting starts, it is the day when they reach puberty. Since that time of puberty, their accounting is started.
So at age of 17, all boys reach puberty, and as he did not said his Shahada before ...
Scholars have given different answers to different issues when it comes to praying or making dua' (supplication) for a non-Muslim: Making difference in the cause, intent or goal of the prayer, whether the non-Muslim is alive or not and finally about his attitude towards Muslims and Islam.
Generally one could say:
It's not allowed to pray for (forgiveness ...
Whereas Urdu could be considered as a language which has many similarities to Arabic, especially in Fiqh, as a result, it could be declared that:
The word believer or (Mo'men)مومن can be selected as the most adequate equivalent for the antonym of Kafir.
It can be surveyed from this another aspect that: whereas the word Kafir almost means unbeliever in ...
If Someone is never been exposed to Islam then he/she is not kaffir as they are unaware.However I have three propositions to this please:-
In the world where Allah has given us ample indications,sky,land,fire,rain,day,night and human morphology,birth and basic biology of existence then one can verily decide at least this fact that this World can not ...
The definition of infidel is a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one's own.
The definition of Kaafir is person who is not a Muslim.
Someone is considered Kaafir if they do not believe in Islam. If they deny that there is One God and He is Allah and Mohammed is His Messenger.
Christians who believe that Isa (...
ASSALAM O ALAIKUM
Verily, Allah SWT is the one who guides or misguides a person according to his deeds. ALLHAMDOLILLAH.
In Quran ALLAH SWT says "we have put a veil over the eyes of evil doers so that they go astray" (well, these are not the exact wordings). So ALLAH SWT may misguide a person who does evil
And for the one who wants to find him, ALLAH SWT ...
You were wrong in answering this question:
isn't everything a Predestination (ﻗﻀﺎﺀ ﻭﻗﺪﺭ)?
By yes. No it is not, this is so much against Islam: people do have choice and they choose their path in life. Such things are said to something like death (it can't be changed).
Allah did guide him but he did not listen to his guidance. How do Allah guide him?
Your problem is that you are focusing on the scope of unbelievers rather than the definition of friends.
No group of unbelievers have been singled out, it applies to all of them.
Taking them as friends means loving them in your heart, taking their side even in conflicts against Muslims and Islam, and seeking their pleasure. This is what the Munafiqeen did ...
Doing something Haram doesn't make people Kuffar. You don't know when they will make Tawba, or when God will lead them to the right way.
Saying about a person a Kafer is not an easy thing, due to this site: if one says about his brother a Kafer, then he is too. (I know this is outsinde the question, just for clarification).
However a person doing something ...