Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. (Quran 4:48)
So everything is forgivable by Allah, except Shirk (association of others with Allah in worship). Thus, by being Muslim, everything is ...
Lets start with touching, as that sounds like the most innocent of actions you've described in your question:
It is haraam for a man to touch the hand of a girl who is not his
mahram, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: “For one of you to be stabbed in the head with an iron
needle is better for him than for him to ...
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 ...
Allah accepts repentance from any Muslim so long as his soul has not left his body. I.e, as long as he is still alive. That being said however, Allah will stop accepting repentance from any Muslim once the sun rises from the west and sets in the east. This is one of the major sins of al akhira (the day of judgement), in which every Muslim's book ...
Allah say in Quran:
On the Day We will say to Hell, "Have you been filled?" and it will
say, "Are there some more,"(Surat Qāf,verse 30)
... "I will surely fill Hell with jinn and people all
together.'"(Surat As-Sajdah,verse 13)
This verses emphasize that the promise of Allah will happen, and Allah will fill Hell with jinn and people; and of ...
You are correct when you say that there are some sins that Allah doesn't forgive. And that is Shirk(ascribing partners with Allah)
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives
what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others
with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. (Quran 4:48)
This would ...
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.
I think you are referring to the hadith about the seven sins that doom a person to hell (السبع الموبقات).
اجتنبوا السبع الموبقات، قالوا: وما هن يا رسول الله؟ قال: الشرك بالله،
والسحر، وقتل النفس التي حرم الله إلا بالحق، وأكل الربا، وأكل مال
اليتيم، والتولي يوم الزحف، وقذف المحصنات الغافلات المؤمنات.
“Avoid the seven sins that doom a ...
My answer is with regard to someone who knows the relevant information about a set of ahadith, i.e. their isnads and the opinions of the muhadditheen (the scholars of hadith) about their status, and still rejects those ahadith.
Al-Ghazali in "faysal at-tafriqa" (available in a somewhat pricey translation by Prof. Sherman Abdulhakim Jackson) explicitly ...
Infallibility of the Prophets and Messengers: عصمة الأنبياء or عصمة الرسل is an agreed upon aqeedah of the Muslims, athough there is difference of opinion in the details, for example whether they are protected from minor sins and unintentional mistakes, whether they were infallible from birth or only after receiving prophethood etc.
وقال جمهور من الفقهاء ...
The process of repentance does not differ significantly based on the sin. There are two aspects to tawba (repentance):
Both the methodology and the conditions are identical, save for an additional step that is required when tawba is related to a matter that concerns the rights of other people (i.e., managing worldly consequences as ...
There is a simple hadith about this:-
"The pen has been lifted from three: From the sleeper until he wakes up, from the minor until he grows up (puberty), and from the insane until he comes back to his senses or recovers."
(Sunan an-Nasa'i 3432)
The pen being lifted here means that sins are not written down and are not held accountable for until ...
This is two sins. One is the original sin and another is minimizing God position. A real believer does not minimize the value of God by such plan.
Also this is a deception from Satan to catch believers. By this deception, humans commit more and more sins by planning to ask forgiveness later. This period keeps extending and becomes harder and harder after ...
إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ
ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him,
but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who
associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous
This is partial answer just addressing the first part of your question.
I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art work
This is the mainstream tradition of Islam; there is no direct Surat in the Qu'ran that supports this - that is mentions both image and prophet; however there is one that solely mentions image:
And the people of Moses made ...
Preservation of life is perhaps the most crucial objective of the Shari`ah. If one were to organize the aims of Islam and shari`ah into a pyramid, this would be sitting at the top.
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind ...
To answer your question I have a feeling you are intentionally portraying Islam as a religion of rape and murder to upset and enrage certain people. I will simply state that in true Islam nobody can be murdered without proper trial.
The Wikipedia article states this (killing a human being is not permissible without a legitimate cause) and has a reference to ...
ALLAH will never ask you about something you never do.
عن أبي عبد الله الصادق(ع): "إنّ المؤمن ليهمّ بالحسنة ولا يعمل بها
فتكتب له حسنة، وإنْ هو عملها كتبت له عشر حسنات، وإن المؤمن ليهمّ
بالسيئة أن يعملها فلا يعملها فلا تكتب عليه" (الكافي ج2 ص429)
Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq (AS): "The believer does not matter with good
works is recorded him well, ...
"دنب" originally means: "following something constantly" which is why tail is called "دنب" because it constantly follows the animals.
sin is called "ذنب" because the negative impact of committing sins constantly follows the sinner.
"اثم" originally means: "deceleration, slowing down and delay"
sin is called "اثم" because it decelerates our move in the ...
You are correct in what you thought, in Islam there is no such thing as original sin. Every human being are born on pure human nature without sin, it is only when a human being comes of age that he/she become accountable for their actions.
From what you mention in your question, your teacher is mistaken. It is possible that he confused some concepts, for ...
I'll try to answer your question from an other perspectiv or at least point at some facts and beside this share some hopefully logical issue's and thoughts that came into my mind.
Most sunni scholars say if you perform a deed in the (deep) belief that this is a sunnah of the Prophet or the way our Prophet used to do it you may gain thawab (rewards) if it ...
After reading and re-reading the given fatwa I must say however the translation of the word العرض (Arabic 'Ird) seems correct it is still ambiguous. What was translated honor in there often refers to offspring or lineage, as scholars who relay on Goals of the shari'a prefer to use the word نسل (Arabic nasl). Honor may refer to the same but is still IMO less ...
It is obligatory to emigrate if the country you live in does not allow you to freely practice your religion, i.e. to perform your ritual duties such as prayer, fasting, paying Zakat and observing dress code etc. The Quranic verse and the Hadith you quoted is referring to Muslims who continued to live in Mecca after the emigration to Medinah and didn't ...
There are always two sides of the medal: If the intention is good I'd say it can be considered as a good deed, so it isn't sinful. But from an other perspective (pure theologically) it could be considered as hypocrisy. Again on the other hand showing solidarity and having a clear position is anything but hypocrisy! This of course is my analysis from the ...
“Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Sûrah al-Zumar: 53]
“And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such a person as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal ...
No, the essence of the hadith is that you are not responsible for actions in sleep, and this holds true even today:
Sometimes people are in such a deep sleep they do not get awoken even by loud alarms, sometimes they unconsciously turn off the alarm and return to bed, sometimes alarms might malfunction, or a person might forget to set the alarm etc.
Whether your deeds are accepted now, or were ever accepted before, or will remain accepted till you die is a question that Allah, and only Allah knows. No human can judge on the specificity of your situation based on their own knowledge alone.
Having said that, the hadith you are referring to is a hadith that is narrated in Sunan Ibn Mājah as a good (hassan)...
I doubt this was the case as the verses below indicate that how Adam was forgiven and no mention is made of the black stone in this context:
And We said, "O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat
therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do not
approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers(2:35)
But Satan ...