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Are there gods unworthy of worship?

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. ...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

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 ...
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Why did Allah(SAW) decide to create 3 religions and not only just 1?

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, ...
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Can Allah change the past?

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....
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Can the Answer to Allah be in simple Mathematics?

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: ...
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Is disbelief in "free will" kufr?

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 ...
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Can Allah change the past?

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."...
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Are there gods unworthy of worship?

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 ...
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Is there a distinction between ruh and nafs/nafas in Islam?

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 ...
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What theological and historical factors distinguish Ibadi Islam from either Shia or Sunni schools?

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 ...
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Can Allah change the past?

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....
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Can Allah change the past?

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 ...
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Does All-Mighty Allah has a particular shape? (Sahih al-Bukhari Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition)

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'....
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Questioning and thinking about Allah SWT

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 ...
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Does Allah communicate to his people through the means of Angels in present?

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,...
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Is God an Abstract Idea?

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 ...
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Could you explain to me this Sufi term: the Divine Names?

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 ...
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Is God an Abstract Idea?

Yes & No Actually Allah is such an existence that always existed. We everyone know that there is a gravity of earth which pulls every object which has mass. Gravity has existence. So it is ...
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The "Is God careful?" Question

Your question can be answered by reference to the idea of tanzeeh in Islamic theology. The relevant Quranic concepts are "taqaddus", "tasbih", "ta'ali" roughly meaning purification, exoneration, ...
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Does Allah communicate to his people through the means of Angels in present?

It is known as wahiy and it was only specific to the Prophets like Moses, Jesus, Abraham, Muhammad etc. No one actually knows how and when Allah may send wahiy to humans. Some Prophets received it by ...
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References for Systematic Theology in Islam?

I'm a bit unclear what you mean, but in the annex of the copies of Moshafs of Dar al-Ma'arifa دار المعرفة you may find a glossary of the topics of the Qur'an which basically include most if not all ...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

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 ...
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Why did Allah(SAW) decide to create 3 religions and not only just 1?

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' ...
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If Allah S.W.T created us so he created our brains which will determine our acts and our decisions, then why we will be punished for our mistakes?

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 ...
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If Allah S.W.T created us so he created our brains which will determine our acts and our decisions, then why we will be punished for our mistakes?

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 ...
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Are angels visible at the speed of light?

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 ...
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Questioning and thinking about Allah SWT

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 ...
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Does Islam have a hermetic background from ancient Babylon?

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 ...
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Is the existence of the world a miracle?

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 ...

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