As a Christian, he isn't going to accept any evidence you provide from the Koran. You would instead need to make an argument from the religious texts that he believes are valid.
To a Christian, the Koran is nothing more than a bunch of made up stories at best. It has no authority or authenticity to Christians.
You would instead need to try to make your ...
The laws of Islam are meant to be followed by humans (and jinn). It's a ridiculous notion to apply those laws to God Himself. He is the One who is believed in. Therefore it is impossible for Him to associate partners with Himself in His infinite knowledge. God is allowed to take oaths by the things that He has created - something that we humans can't claim ...
Definition of Shirk
The word "shirk (شرك)" means "to be partners", "to be partner in something", "to share something", "to be associated with".
Shirk is holding anything partner to Allah, in both/either body or properties.
Shirk is believing that something only Allah can do, can be done by someone/something else.
In the name of Allah
1 . At first I should say that Tavaf does not mean the worshiping idol. if respecting to something means the idolatry so the ones who respect each other , are the idolater . Moreover this is an order from Allah and thus it has especial philosophy for itself.
Tavaf (I mean circling the Kaaba ) is for receiving mercy and forgiveness ...
The fundamental wisdom that can resolve all such questions (i.e. charges of shirk in cases when certain objects are involved in worship) is that it is in essence impossible to worship Allah without these means and intermediaries.
But these means and intermediaries are very very diverse, from words, actions and gestures that you use to pray to Allah (chants,...
There's two different opinion on congratulating non Muslims on their holidays. some says it's Haram and the other said it's Halal but with conditions.
According to Yousuf Al Qaradawi's fatwa, you can congratulating them if you living together in peace specially if there was a relation between you and the one you want to congrats. like work or friendship ...
If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth
No, it would not mean that if you take it literally(and we always should). the verse means that Allah is a deity in heaven , (and also) a deity on earth.
and an other on earth !!?
the verse only means
and on earth
as for the ...
Actually almost all such Eastern martial arts, or Yoga and Meditation and etc. have background philosophies based on atheistic and non Heavenly religions, but there would be no problem for you to learn and practice the arts as long as you don't accept their philosophies and ideas, and look at it as merely a body treatment and sport. Even you can set your ...
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 ...
These are three example verses of the poem that are considered dangerously close to Shirk or even Shirk itself:-
O noblest of creation, I have no one but you to turn to except you when major calamity strikes.
You don't need to be Salafi to see a problem with this verse. Fatiha itself is enough to tell you that a Muslim only asks for help from Allah:...
Kufr is not automatically shirk, but major shirk is automatically kufr. In addition, kufr is not restricted solely to rejecting Islam; rather, kufr comprises nullifying Islam, too, which can happen while still accepting or embracing the tenets of the Muslim faith.
Kufr may be used along with shirk to mean the same thing:
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو غَسَّانَ ...
It is haram, no matter the intention, to do any form of worship that is not in the Quran or the Authentic Sunnah, to get closer to Allah. For the Prophet (May God's Blessings and peace be upon Him) said:
ما تركتُ شيئاً يقربكم إلى الله إلا وأمرتكم به
I have not left anything that will bring you closer to Allah, except that I have given it.
You may ...
The perceived contradiction is resolved after clarifying the real implications of the narration and elucidating the real essence of Tawheed and Shirk.
The fact is that Allah swearing by creation doesn't amount to shirk.
That's because swearing by something does not necessarily imply attributing Divinity -- apart from Allah -- to the object sworn by. In ...
How can God take anything/anyone else to be God instead of himself? Have you ever taken someone else to be you? Did you ever wake up one day and say "that random person walking on the street is actually me”... I hope you understand the absurdity in the sentence.
This question is actually paradoxical in essence. It is paradoxical because it is fallacious. ...
Well, Sujod/prostration wasn't Haram/prohibited for previous nations. But it was allowed as glorifying not as an act of worship. You can read
ورفع ابويه على العرش وخروا له سجدا وقال يا ابت هذا تاويل رؤياي من قبل قد جعلها ربي حقا وقد احسن بي اذ اخرجني من السجن وجاء بكم من البدو من بعد ان نزغ الشيطان بيني وبين اخوتي ان ربي لطيف لما يشاء انه هو العليم الحكيم
An ullama has an informed opinion about Islam: while their views are fallible, they're most likely correct. Moreover, when they're incorrect, their errors are more likely to be minor.
It's over-the-top to consider this as shirk---they're not being treated as anything remotely comparable to a god, just a reliable source of information.
In fact, even the ...
The following are the Islamic beliefs about God:
لا إله إلا الله
There is no god, except Allah 47:19
Allah is One112:1
وحده لا شريك له
He is Alone, and has no partners or associates6:163 , Hadith
لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله
There is no Might or Power, except Allah18:39, Hadith
ان كل من في السماوات ...
Kuffar (disbelievers) remain in Hell forever. This is expressed in the Quran in multiple places in multiple ways e.g:
إن تستغفر لهم سبعين مرة فلن يغفر الله لهم ذلك بأنهم كفروا بالله ورسوله
If you should ask forgiveness for them seventy times - never will Allah forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger.
— Quran 9:...
There is no clear cut on the issue of written verses of qur'an on objects of daily use. But there's a consensus that once these verse would be misused or misplaced it is at least makrooh (frowned upon).
For example writing Qur'an verses on walls, clothes, food is makrooh ... but it is permitted to destroy a wall with such verses on it or wear clothes where ...
All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions
If you mean that His divinity is without any flaws and imperfections so despite the fact being powerful and possible for him to do any thing he would not do anything which is not suitable according to his majesty is completely ...
I'll mention some points (but it looks like this question goes beyond what random people on the Internet can help with):
If the object in question is not being ascribed any supernatural powers, we might view it as functioning as a sutrah. When praying with a sutrah, we are not worshiping the sutrah; we are worshiping Allah.
Sometimes it's better to do ...
Al Wahab didn't introduce/originally derive this concept. He just propagated and 'popularized' it (for lack of a better term). It is a very old concept. In fact, we saw Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) demonstrating this Islamic principle!
There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people,...
Your impression of takfīr as a hugely risky process is indeed correct. The Prophet ﷺ warned his companions, and the rest of the Muslim nation, of the risk involved of publicly declaring one as a disbeliever is that one (or both) of them bears the title (either the one declaring or the one being declared against):
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي ...
Allah can not be seen by people in this life:
لا تدركه الأبصار
Vision perceives Him not
— Quran 6:103
You cannot see Me
— Quran 7:143
Also see Quran 42:51.
There is nothing in existence that has any resemblance to Allah:
ليس كمثله شيء
There is nothing like unto Him
— Quran 42:11
The Kaabah is a building and not an image or representation of Allah, not a false deity, and not the intended object of worship, hence it is not an idol.
It does mark the qiblah: the direction faced when worshiping Allah on earth. And this has been ordained by Allah before the conquest of Makkah and even before the advent of the arabs:
وعهدنا إلى ...
Its a shame that today we have lost touch with the spiritual side of islam. In chapter 2 of the holy Quran Allah states verse 2 , the ones that believe in the unseen.
Then Allah says
وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتًا ۚ بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ يُرْزَقُونَ
Think not of those who are killed in the Way of ...
face to the grave of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet
Not only the prophet's(pbuh) but to say the following in your inner self when ever you come across any grave(Muslim) is highly recommended.
Peace be upon the inhabitants of the graves, believers and Muslims. May Allaah have mercy upon those who have gone ahead of us and those who ...
It's also good to say that the shaf'a is being asked from its real owner Allah subhnih wo t'ala , He is the real owner of the shafa'a , and no one can make shafa'a unless Allah subhnih wo t'ala allow him .
Prophet never tought people to ask shafa'a from him
what is the meaning shafa'ah
Tafser of meaning of اية الكرسي