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There are several Quranic verses to the effect that all things, living and non-living, worship Allah through prostration and glorification. Quran 22:18 Do you not see that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the moving creatures and many of the people? ...


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It seems that the answer has been stated explicitly in the following verse: (67:2) الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving -


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According to the Sunni view (I am not aware of the Shia view), Imam Mahdi will come in a time of great distress. He will lead the Muslims until the appearance of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) who will lead an army of Muslims to kill the dajjal (anti-Christ). Jesus will then rule over the Muslims until he dies of a natural death. Several major signs of the ...


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Allah ordered Muslims to work and earn a living to gain their provisions. A man has the right to work in all fields including agriculture, industry, trade, medicine, or teaching, to obtain his provisions and gain lawful property. No one has the right to prevent him from doing so. There is no problem with your job unless you gain halal income. And also you ...


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If you mean there are preferred professions yes there are, but why do you think being a lawyer is a secular profession? You are true only if you are living in a country with secular politic but where I live, Iran, our laws are obtained from Islam so a lawyer is one who defend the Islamic rights of people. Yes, every lawyer can abuse the shortcomings in ...


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As‘salaamu alaikum, brother! You have absolutely no reason to feel guilty about your motivation for doing good deeds. Yearning for the Jannah is a legitimate motive according to the teachings of the Qur‘an.... “Say: ‘Is that (the agony of Hellfire) best, or the Gardens of Eternity, promised to the righteous?‘ For them that is a reward AS WELL AS A GOAL. ...


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There are a lot of places in the Quran that talk about the purpose of life. Here are two:- قُلْنَا اهْبِطُوا مِنْهَا جَمِيعًا ۖ فَإِمَّا يَأْتِيَنَّكُم مِّنِّي هُدًى فَمَن تَبِعَ هُدَايَ فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ - 2:38 We said, "Go down from it, all of you. And when guidance comes to you from Me, whoever follows My guidance - ...


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Islam generally discourages unfounded suspicion: O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. ... Qur'an 49:12 (See also: Sahih al-Bukhari 6064) You're mostly going to have to use your own judgement as to whether your friend is trustworthy and is making well-founded ...


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It's a well known fact in Islam that faith (iman) fluctuates up and down, which is natural. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, "Faith wears out in your heart as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts" (Mustadrak). So we go through highs and lows. If a Muslim is going through a period of 'low faith' then he should make the dua as suggested ...


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It was called so by Satan to deceive Adam, his lure was that by eating it he would remain in paradise forever. فوسوس إليه الشيطان قال يا آدم هل أدلك على شجرة الخلد وملك لا يبلى Then Satan whispered to him; he said, "O Adam, shall I direct you to the tree of eternity and possession that will not deteriorate?" — Quran 20:120 وقال ما نهاكما ربكما عن ...


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No one can know for sure why Allah forbids this and allows this except if He tells us. There is no such explanation by Allah for why pork is forbidden or beef is allowed. As Muslims, we follow the commands of Allah. And Allah knows best. Allah says: It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that ...


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This hadith is a parable and shows a lot of meanings, however they are concentrated about the virtue of the Muslim ummah. As to how this work time/wages can be interpreted, some scholars among them imam ibn Hajar in his literal interpretation stated that the comparison is rather to be taken from the point of view that Muslims are the last of these ummahs (...


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Allah is not actually a man who employed some laborers. The Jews, Christians and Muslims aren't actually laborers who worked a fraction of a day for fixed wages. No hypothetical Jews or Christians actually got angry because none of them actually existed and none of this actually happened. And even if it did happen literally and exactly as described, you ...


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The point of the hadith isn't the times. The point is that the Muslims get two Qirat while the Jews and Christians got one Qirat for what appears to be the same work. The Jews and Christians saying "we did more work" is just exaggeration on their part. They are claiming that they had it more difficult and the Muslims have it easy. It doesn't mean ...


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Surely faith do fluctuate but as for the true believers they will later end up as a believer, but for the hypocrites they will ultimately end up as a kaafir


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If you are living a normal life having what keep you a live this is a lot (that does not mean you don't look after your self) because there are people who being born in a country at war from the beginning of his or here life they will suffer and who have disease(ابتلاء) since childhood that can not be cure test from Allah, a lot other situation so having ...


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Well you need to realize that jannah is the symbol or indication for salvation and Allah's acceptance for your deeds . Keeping that in mind if you ask for jannah with this context it'd totally fine . And even Allah has said that the servants should pray for heaven .


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Our purpose is not weakened because Allah does not need us. It is still our purpose to worship Allah and do good. What Allah needs is not relevant. As to your question about why Allah created us with that purpose: Allah knows best. You don't really need to and it is probably impossible to know Allah's reasons.


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وعليكم السلام (Wa Alaikum As Salam) You're overlooking a few things. One thing you have overlooked is that people have varying levels of faith. To hold everyone to the same tests when one group has lower levels of faith and the other has higher levels would be "unfair". -- To put it into perspective, it is like saying Allah (ﷻ) should put you through the ...


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Although Allah knows the future and outcome of the test, He does the physical test anyway for the purpose of justice. Imagine a world where you could see the future and know the crimes someone would commit before they committed them. It would still be somewhat unfair to arrest and punish the person before they actually commit any crime or before they at ...


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In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful What a nice matter you mentioned, I indeed appreciate for mentioning that significant important point as you remarked: what goes around comes around? I have heard that as well, and strongly believe in that matter too. But the significant related point is that (perhaps) the effect of some or ...


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The scientific study of the origin of life is called abiogenesis. Basically, the idea is that (somehow) basic self-replicating molecules came about, and over time they became more complicated and clustered together to form cells, which evolved over time to give a diverse range of organisms. Which of these molecule clusters was the first living organism is ...


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We will be able to relate to experiences of this world in the next, as mentioned it this verse Whenever they are provided with a provision of fruit therefrom, they will say, "This is what we were provided with before." And it is given to them in likeness To what extent we would remember this life, we have to wait and see. May Allah enter us all ...


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You've asked some very fundamental questions and I would try and answer in brief, hoping that that wouldn't be the end of your quest for the meaning of life. Nature of human You probably meant "nature of man" here. In the Qur'an, man is described as the 'noblest' of God's creation. Man can ascend to the heights of the angels, and he can descend below the ...


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