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If there was a clearcut incontrovertible proof that was acceptable to everybody (like say a mathematical proof) then this life wouldn't be a test. It wouldn't be a test of someone's submission to God, it would be a test of whether they have the brains to accept logic or not. And the whole point of this life is to test whether we are humble and accepting of ...


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The Qur'an (or the hadith, for that matter) is not a science textbook. It is a book of (spiritual) guidance and revelation from our Creator. It touches on matters of creation, and the remarkable thing about that is that it uses language and descriptions that fit perfectly with modern understandings of those things. However, it doesn't necessarily offer ...


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I'll discuss the first question: This verse is the only reference form the holy Quran indicating the age of an earlier prophet: [29:14] And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they were wrongdoers. Yet it indicates that the prophet Noah (PBUH) himself ...


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Assalamu alaikum brother, Ziyad related to me from Malik that he had heard a man he trusted of the people of knowledge say, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was shown the lifespans of the people (who had gone) before him, or what Allah willed of that, and it was as if the lives of the people of his community had become too ...


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Let me answer this from the position of an atheist, and scientific rationalist that I am. Can a Muslim prove to an atheist or an infidel that God actually exists? No, Muslim cannot "prove" to an atheist that the God exists. The reasons are the following: The atheist would require the scientific proof, which does not exist The Islam is entirely based on ...


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I believe you refer to this verse. 21:33 And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming. The verse also points to the fact that also the sun is part of a larger system having its own orbit of revolving around the galaxy (or any larger entity, that is). Since Islam started long ...


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I think this is just a matter of you throwing yourself into confusion with non-sequitirs (ie, fallacious connections). The false connection is in this statement you made: "So when we compare the ayaths we can see that all the three verses (mentioned above) starts by referring the seven heavens and then says about the stars created which are referred as ...


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There is proportionality throughout the universe. and we even came to know that gravitational waves exist. so if our star (sun) were to disappear one day it would disrupt the design and we wont exist (because gravity). in such a case how could stars be thrown at the devils? Are you saying that the verse means that the sun is actually thrown at the ...


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I survey scientific meta reviews below. Pornography was associated with: more sexual partners, increased condom use, lower interpersonal relationship satisfaction, addiction, male adolescent sexual offenses, sexual aggression (both perpetration and victimization), more permissive sexual attitudes, stronger gender-stereotypical sexual beliefs, reduced ...


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According to Shia Islam the exact age of Earth is not mentioned but there are some Hadith that show the age of earth is millions or billions of years. Firstly this verse of Quran is interpreted that humans lived before creation of Adam a.s. : وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً ۖ قَالُوا أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَن ...


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Firstly all who reject existence of God do not know what is God. God is not a man in sky. God is not material at all. Using "he" for God does not mean he is a man. But it is only to we can communicate and talk about God. Maybe reading sermon 1 here is a good start to know what is God. Here is a wonderful debate Imam Sadiq S.A. taught to Mufaddal to he can ...


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As others have stated the Quran's perspective seems to be that even the Prophet himself (let alone an ordinary Muslim) cannot guide another person independent of how much effort he puts into it and this includes providing a "proof" (verse 28:56): إِنَّكَ لَا تَهْدِي مَنْ أَحْبَبْتَ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ ...


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I can break this down pretty simply: When we refer to scientifically proven evidence, what we're actually talking about is collectively verified observation. E.g. if I make an observation about the acceleration of gravity at sea level, you can verify this observation if you have similar means. Collectively verified knowledge is considered a superior form ...


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We don't understand whole Qur'an Ayah by Ayah. Our belief to Qur'an doesn't go through understanding of all Ayahs and finding such intangible Ayahs (that are called Mutashabih) won't refute our belief. Any interpretation for such Ayah today will be ridiculous in future. Read some old tafsir and you find a lot. Some people in old times may asked why Allah ...


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Some evidence may suggest that it is to avoid unnecessary arousal, there is some medical evidence that one can get addicted to arousal and it affects the brain in a negative way in the long term. (allahu alim) So if this is bad: The Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: "O Ali, do not follow a glance with another, for ...


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This is the problematic part in bold: Anas b. Malik reported that Umm Sulaim narrated it that she asked the Messenger of Allah about a woman who sees in a dream what a man sees (sexual dream). The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: In case a woman sees that, she must take a bath. Umm Sulaim said: I was bashful on account of that and said: ...


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You are equating Scientific and Quranic terminology which is wrong. At the time and place of the revelation of the Quran: the planets, the plasma balls they revolve around, comets, moons, meteorites and stellar flares would all be categorized under "stars" and anything that was illuminated could be poetically be called a lamp, regardless of whether the ...


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Aleykum Selam, My Arabic is not good but I believe your mistake is one of translation or misinterpretation of these ayas as a sequence of events one after the other. "Then He directed Himself to the heaven" The English translation that you are using says "then" implying that first earth was created "then" the next step was the heavens. Yusuf Ali's ...


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Yes, Muslims believe that Islam is the perfect religion. Allah swt said in the Qur'an, that He perfected the religion. Of course, the Qur'an is perfect as it is the word of Allah, the All-Knowing Creator. Here, I refer to the Shia school of thought: Yes, the actions of the Prophet were perfect and everything he said as well, as he acted and spoke by the ...


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Since this is a science question, an impartial scientist would also have to consider possibilities which directly violate Islamic beliefs, e.g., the "moon split in two" hypothesis is false. Putting aside my religious beliefs momentarily... The splitting of the moon in two cannot be explained physically. An actual splitting the moon in two through natural ...


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I think it may also be because animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, buffalo, deer and camels, etc are ruminant animals; meaning they have 4 stomachs... Whereas pigs aren't and only have one stomach. Therefore ruminant animals digest their food over a 24hr period and during the digestive process, they get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of ...


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I will give you a direct answer based on Atheist belief, you said: atheists will argue that since they can't hear, see or feel God then He doesn't exist. None of us have ever seen, nor heard, nor felt, nor smelled, nor tasted our grand, grand, grand, grand parents, yet we believe that they did exist. Based on the "Atheist" argument, none of us should ...


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