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Two quick points in answer to your question: The entire phrase "god worthy of worship" is an awkward translation of the single Arabic word "ilah." That's because there isn't an easy English cognate. Suppose you had a statement: "There is no car in the parking lot" but instead of it being framed that way it said instead "There is no 4-wheeled vehicle capable ...


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Familism in the popular sense is not part of Shia Islam. The concept of Imamate (leadership) of Ahl al-Bayt (people of the house) of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) refers only to those family members and descendants of the Prophet who were qualified by Allah for their actual unique virtues to assume the leadership of the Ummah. So in essence, they are given their ...


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Allah has only created one religion and only one. ان الدین عند الله الاسلام We have the same God, we are the same humans, we have the same wisdom which tells us love is good, jealousy is bad, arrogance is bad, sacrifice is good. What you see as changes are only small tiny changes in commandments + deviations of previous religions. The verses presented in ...


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God does not depends on Satan to test human. We all are equipped with rebellious nafs (ego, lower self). Satan, like many of us, slipped but unlike many of us, he refused to seek forgiveness, instead asked for respite and challenged God to mislead His creation. God gave him respite (now.. why? to test human? not necessarily) and said anyone who seek ...


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Depends on what you mean by changing the past as some notions of it are possible some others not. For example we know that whatever we do (good or evil) is recorded by angels or imprinted in our soul. But the concept of repentance and nullification (habt) in Islam imply that these effects can be altered by doing their antitheses: sins by good deeds; and ...


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I can answer you from the Shia perspective. According to the Imami school which is the Shia school of theology, human accountability for his deeds and Divine compensation for them are necessary features of Divine justice. And for human responsibly and Divine compensation to be fairly possible, there must be free will. So denial of free will logically ...


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The post is one mathematical misunderstanding after another. If you're allowed to do whatever you want with numbers, you can prove and/or disprove whatever you want. Here's a few blatant errors: Our numerical system has potentially a never ending amount of numbers. should say "there are infinitely many natural numbers". ... only one number does ...


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Have a look at the verse again. It specifically states "the evil of that which He created." This essentially means that the evil comes from the creation and not from Allah. Think of it this way, using an analogy: A car manufacturer manufactures cars, not accidents; which means that a car manufacturer does his utmost to produce a safe and sound car. ...


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Yes, it is possible for Allah to remove your past as if it has never happened. That's because He says in the Qur'an (Q24:45): "... Allah creates what He wills. Verily! Allah is Able to do all things." I believe the more appropriate question to ask is: would He do that? As you know, it's not all our prayers that get answered. One of the possible reasons is ...


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No it doesn't! Islam is monotheistic and believes in only one supreme all-encompassing God. The Shahada, especially when read in original Arabic clearly does never say that there are other gods apart from Allah albeit unworthy of worship. However the wisdom behind translating it as the above is intended to highlight the full implications of Shahada which ...


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There are two distinct words “nafs” and “rooh”, which are both translated as “soul” in English. The word rooh is the same as the English word for soul. Nafs, however, is slightly different. The word nafs is defined as “a feature of the soul. This feature continuously directs people to committing sin.”★ The desire to commit evil acts, such as lying and ...


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According to some sunni sources Ibadi are among the Khawarij sect. Ibadi themselves disagree but apparently from their books they at least approve the taughts of the Kharijite sect (Khawarij). They seem to follow a student of 'Abdullah ibn 'Abas (May Allah be pleased with them) who's called Jabir ibn Zayd جابر بن زيد in Fiqh matters. But some scholars don't ...


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Allah has power over all the things. He can change the past also. But at the same time He is not unjust to anybody. Once you have done something wrong its done. On the basis of that you will be judged. So ask for forgiveness. He is the most merciful. If He changes your past, what about others related to your past? He can fix that also. But He says He is ...


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First of all, whatever happens, happens with WILL of Allah. If something has happened, then its surely for your betterment. You just have to put your trust in Allah, and don't try to Change what has happened, instead, try to see the wisdom behind that happening that why it happened. Even if you might not find a clue that what was beter in it, still you have ...


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Allah doesn't have a shape but the hadith you quoted doesn't imply that either. Note that صورة (sura) in Islamic gnostic/philosophical literature is usually translated to 'form' or 'image' not 'shape'. The word for shape is شکل or هیئة which are mainly used to denote a physical form or shape. Also صورة when used to imply the concept of 'form' can slightly ...


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The signs and evidence that god exists are numerous therefore we already know that god exists, these sort of questions may come into any persons mind there are a lot of things that our human mind could not comprehend, my advice would be is this there are questions that we may not have answers to in this life, making assumptions will lead us nowhere as there ...


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Yes, but it's very rare and hard (actually for most people, impossible) to individually verify. Quran mentions various individuals other than prophets who received some form of inspiration from Allah, examples being Mothers of Prophet Moses and Prophet Jesus peace be upon them. Lady Maryam in particular saw Gabriel or Jibri'il. In Sufi and Mystical ...


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I thought it would be interesting if I put this question in relevant historical philosophical contexts and give an account of important views. So it would be a long but very enlightening discussion I believe. Abstract can mean a number of things. It may be something that is a product of imagination without real existence. Take “unicorn” for example. In ...


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The multiplicity or کثرة has many levels in Sufi theology and, yes, it is first and foremost expressed in Divine names. The Divine Names are qualities or attributes that emanate from the Godhead. When used in adjective forms they are called names. For example 'knowledge' is a Divine attribute but 'knowledgeable' is a Divine name in that it can be used to ...


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Interesting question. Are you talking about leadership of the Ummah? You can see it 2 ways: Familism leads to leadership. Exceptional character and service to Allah, Infallible-ness, divine appointment leads to leadership. It doesn't apply to each and every person of the family though. (This is the reason). وَإِذِ ابْتَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ رَبُّهُ ...


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First of all, there isn't just 3 religions ( based on God's worship ). There are many others, too. But, the important thing is that the message sent from God was just 1 thing. ( Which is named 'Islam' in the Quran. ) This 'Islam' is not necessarily the religion which we call 'Islam' today. But we're trying to make it better, to make it closer to the ...


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Allah (swt) created man with a mind to determine between right and wrong... Man has control over his actions, hence, he is not compelled to jump or sit. Therefore, he decides to do good or bad. Man's actions revolve around two spheres: one dominates him and the other he dominates. The one that dominates him is the one that entails al-Qadhaa because man has ...


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The question is kinda confusing, so in my understanding your question is "if Allah predestined our fate then we don't have any free will and why is our fault if we sin?" So we know that Allah has written everything that will happen till the day of judgement in Preserved Tablet (al-lawh al-mahfooz). Then the question here is, why is my fault if I ...


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All religions including Islam agree that angels in essence are not corporeal beings otherwise not only the Prophets but anyone nearby could normally see them when they appeared to the Prophets to communicate Divine messages or when they descend upon believers to support them without appearing to them in a visible physical form (as they did to believers in ...


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Bismillah! 2 notes, I maybe wrong though. If someone asks you do you exist or not? Do you need any sort of explanation? No! You know you do exist...if I speak to you for 3 days and nights that you don't exist... you still won't doubt your existence... Yet in the same way we don't truly know about how we exist...how we were created exactly...somethings we ...


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There are two major claims about the religion history: Atheistic view Islam's view Atheistic View It says that the humans were afraid of natural events such as lightning and storm. Also they were thankful for other natural things such as fruit giving trees. So, with the improvement of the brain and abstract thinking, they started to give abstract meanings ...


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I've had these thoughts many times over and this is what I have so far as I remember. Allaah being All-Knowing is an attribute that's suitable because of being the Creator of the universe, supreme deity. If Allaah wasn't All-Knowing, he wouldn't be God. All-Knowing disqualifies the creation of having likeness. Only Allaah knows everything. No human or ...


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Miracle is defined as: A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (a deity), magic, a miracle worker, a saint or a religious leader. Science hasn't discovered what was of the universe before the big bang so it can be called a miracle from that point of view.


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Scientifically and logically speaking the concept is unknown or perhaps unknowable. Yes, in our modern world of Euro-centric domination wherein our understanding and knowledge of science and philosophy have become confined to the Western narrative of history, — a systematic bias deeply entrenched in Western/Westernized academia as well — most theological ...


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