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  • You don't have to leave it.  Tell us exactly what you make of those verses and I will respond. Tell me what is it that you find unsatisfactory in my response and I will respond. Be specific. 

    Do not run away like a coward. Acknowledge that you misunderstood and made a mistake maligning the Prophet (PBUH). Express regret for character assassination of the Prophet. Else, accept that you are an apostate who doubts the veracity of those verses and therefore the Quran and the Prophet. There is no redemption without sincere repentance. Without it, you will enter your grave an apostate.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/8/2019 10:15:33 PM



  • Naseer sb. has no explanation to offer but asserts that the whole affair is clear to him. Hence I shall leave it at that.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/8/2019 11:30:38 AM



  • GM Sb,
    I do not find anything dubious - not a word. The whole affair is crystal clear and fully explained by me.
    It is only those in whose heart is perversity, who raise such questions and doubts.
    Why should I blame anyone when there isn't anything to blame? By Naseer Ahmed - 2/8/2019 2:11:24 AM



  • Naseer sb.,
    Thanks for reminding me of 72:23. Isn't there a difference between, "Unless I proclaim what I receive from Allah," and, "when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter"? And is not 3:144 clear when it says, "Muhammad is no more than a messenger"?
    You asked, "Where does it say that the revelation was known to the Prophet before it was revealed?"
    33:37 says, "you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. "
    You forbid anyone from finding even one verse to be dubious. You are not defending either God or the Prophet. You are only defending Zayd ibn Thabit who compiled the Quran some 20 years after the Prophet's death.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/7/2019 10:47:44 AM



  • why are so many gazillion things in islam almost always misunderstood?

    why are islamic scholars engaged full time in explaining how islamic things are misunderstood? why is there such an epidemic misunderstanding or understanding?

    why is islam so short in this aspect? it was supposed to be a simple and complete system.

    is that the best there is?
    By hats off! - 2/7/2019 7:31:26 AM



  • In 33:36the Prophet is elevated to the position of being an associate of God e.g., "when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter," and, "whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error," when 3:144 clearly says, "Muhammad is no more than a messenger." 

     How is :

     (33:36) It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.

     Different from the following Meccan verse?

     (72:23) "Unless I proclaim what I receive from Allah and His Messages: for any that disobey Allah and His Messenger,- for them is Hell: they shall dwell therein for ever."

     I have already pointed out that there are more than 40 such verses and the people were commanded to obey their respective Messengers all through the history of revelations

      Why did a revelation saying that it is okay to marry the ex-wife of one's adopted son become necessary at that time? Did the revelation come to justify just one marriage in the whole wide world?

     It became necessary because such a marriage violated a very strong taboo of Arab Pagan society. It became necessary to establish the Islamic law on the subject. This is already covered in my comment By Naseer Ahmed - 2/2/2019 12:01:56 AM

    How come the revelation was known to the Prophet before it was revealed.

     Where does it say that the revelation was known to the Prophet before it was revealed? Read my above cited comment which covers what the Prophet hid in his heart

     If some verses seem to be dubious, is it best for us to stay silent?

     If you find even one verse that is dubious, and if you are a man of integrity and not a hypocrite, then you must renounce the Book, Allah and the Prophet as false. What are you? 

    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/6/2019 11:53:06 PM



  • Naseer sb. is more interested in defending the Book and in vilifying me than in addressing the issues. Now he pretends that he does not know what the issues are! Let me list them so that he can answer them without creating unnecessary noise.

    Why did a revelation saying that it is okay to marry the ex-wife of one's adopted son become necessary at that time? Did the revelation come to justify just one marriage in the whole wide world? How come the revelation was known to the Prophet before it was revealed. In 33:36the Prophet is elevated to the position of being an associate of God e.g., "when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter," and, "whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error," when 3:144 clearly says, "Muhammad is no more than a messenger." 

    If some verses seem to be dubious, is it best for us to stay silent?

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/6/2019 11:34:28 AM



  • I have answered your questions several times, but it does penetrate your thick skull because of your perversity. You continue to cast aspersions on the Prophet (pbuh) by saying that verses 33:36 to 38 do not belong in the Book.
    I don’t know how your perverse mind interprets these verses. It would help if you give your full understanding of these verses so that I can respond to it and show you where you are wrong.
    Don’t overdo this victimhood of takfir bit. I have not called you a kafir yet. You do not ask questions in the manner of one seeking knowledge. You are directly attacking the Book, Allah and the Prophet. You are hell-bent upon disparaging the Book, Allah and the Prophet. Do you deny it? At least have the moral courage to be honest, but I guess that is too much to expect from you.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/5/2019 11:08:22 PM



  • Since Naseer sb. has no explanation for the points that I had raised, he resorts to takfiri technics again, which is his favorite fall-back strategy.

    The phrase, "while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose," indicates that a revelation that had not yet been revealed was already known to the Prophet. Why? I have not yet said anything about God getting involved in such matters. Also you seem to deliberately close your eyes to the connotation of phrases such as, "when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter," and, "whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error." 

    Be that as it may, I am not trying to find fault with the Prophet. All my concern has been about the possibility that verses that do not really belong in our Holy Book have been inadvertently included.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/5/2019 1:32:16 PM



  • GM sb, This is what you said:

     “....or that He would send a timely message permitting a man to marry his adopted son's ex-wife.” (verses 33:36,37)

     You are clearly doubting that Allah had anything to do with verses 33:36,37 and saying by implication, that the Prophet(pbuh) put it in there. You have also been openly disputing many other verses and saying that they have been put in the Book by man. Below, you are saying that through verses 33:36, 37, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has elevated himself and become a partner of Allah (nauzobillah)

     "when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter," or, "whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger. . . . ," probably would not be found in Maccan verses in which we were told Allah had no partners.

     You also say “The verse says the Prophet already knew beforehand what God was later going to reveal. God reveals it only after the Prophet comes under criticism for marrying his adopted son's ex-wife.

     It doesn’t say that. As I have clearly explained the verse, what it means is that Muhammad (pbuh) was trying to hide the fact that he was commanded by Allah to marry Zainab after Zayd divorced her, while he counselled Zaid with “Retain thou (in wedlock) thy wife, and fear Allah." If Zayd did not divorce, then the Prophet couldn’t be blamed for not following Allah’s command to marry Zainab as Allah’s command was contingent on Zaid divorcing. This is what the Prophet was trying to achieve.  And since all are commanded to obey the Messenger, the Prophet made it impossible for Zaid to divorce Zainab through his command to retain Zainab in wedlock, and not divorce her.

     The verse (33:38) makes clear that the Prophet was commanded by Allah to marry Zainab after she was divorced, as a duty to Allah:

     “There can be no difficulty to the Prophet in what Allah has indicated to him as a duty. It was the practice (approved) of Allah amongst those of old that have passed away. And the command of Allah is a decree determined.”

     These verses obviously cannot be revealed until Zaid had divorced Zainab as that would amount to a command to him to divorce. Apparently, Zaid must have approached the Prophet once again for permission to divorce and he did not withhold his permission the second time in view of Allah’s command.

     Now, if you are charging the Prophet of putting in verses in the Quran to suit him, then the following verses are also added by him to cover himself from the charge of fraudulent additions to the Book:

      (69:44) And if the messenger were to invent any sayings in Our name,

    (45) We should certainly seize him by his right hand,

    (46) And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart:

     You are charging the Prophet with falsehood which makes the Quran to be a Book of falsehood and Allah as helpless to prevent a false prophet to say anything in His name and get away with it.

     Now about your other question whether a verse to obey the messenger is found in Meccan verses, I have already said that the command to obey the Messenger is common to every Messenger and is found in both Meccan and Medinian verses. There is not one, but 40 such verses dispersed all through the Book. You are both an ignoramus and lazy to find the answer yourself. It is because, for you, disparaging Allah, the Book and the Prophet (pbuh) have become a means of establishing your superiority over the religion. This is true arrogance which is what makes you “deaf, dumb and blind” and those who were not clear about the meaning of “those who will not believe”, you provide a good example of such a person. Repent and make amends or you may reach a point of no return.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/5/2019 12:06:09 AM



  • that is a good one.

    when a true muslim loses an argument he brings in gustakh e rasool.

    this argument will seal any and every kind of muslim.

    for they know what a blood thirsty mob may be collected in a jiffy by accusing one's opponent of gustakh e rasool.
    By hats off! - 2/4/2019 5:36:35 PM



  • Naseer sb. has nothing left but to hurl mullahish abuse at me! I do pity him.

    About 33:37, I expressed surprise at the timing of that revelation. The verse says the Prophet already knew beforehand what God was later going to reveal. God reveals it only after the Prophet comes under criticism for marrying his adopted son's ex-wife. I am not commenting on the marriage itself, only on the timing of the revelation.

    I had also said about 33:36, " phrases such as, "when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter," or, "whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger. . . . ," probably would not be found in Maccan verses in which we were told Allah had no partners." Do you know any Maccan verses in which the Prophet has been shown to be anything other than a Messenger?

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/4/2019 12:05:03 PM



  • You are digressing once again having lost the argument. If my explanation for verses 33:36,37 is not perfect. point out the flaw. You will never be able to find fault with it because it is perfect and in complete conformity with the simple, straight-forward literal meaning of the verses.  However, the depraved person that you have become, you persist in character assassination of the Prophet (pbuh).


    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/4/2019 12:16:05 AM



  • Naseer sb. expects God to protect the integrity of the Quran. But the same God told us that the Holy Books of the Jews and the Christians were contaminated! Perhaps God would have corrected the overinclusions Himself if He had not given man enough intelligence to do it. But man is too timid to use his intelligence.

    By the way, Naseer sb.'s answers are not as perfect as he thinks. His answer regarding 33:36-37 is most unsatisfactory and consists of nothing but bluster and empty assertions. But he thinks he is doing such a good job as to force me to de-escalate! He is dreaming.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/3/2019 12:45:53 PM



  • I wonder why you bother with the Quran if it is from a God who cannot even be trusted to ensure its safe transmission to the people. I know that you don’t and would like everyone to disregard it which is what you keep saying in all your comments.  You therefore keep attacking it with verses that you think are easy to attack but to your dismay, each time, you find me come up with the perfect answer. You are destined to be frustrated in your attempts always for:

    (58:21) Allah has decreed: "It is I and My messengers who must prevail": For Allah is One full of strength, able to enforce His Will.

    After the Prophet, the promise of Allah extends to those who strive in His name with the Quran and you will always be defeated in your attempts to malign the Quran, Allah and the Prophet (pbuh).

     Your comment is a typical example of your dishonesty and attempt to digress when cornered. All your “questions” have been answered and yet there is no expression of regret from you for character assassination of the Prophet but a lame justification. I don’t know what you mean by the timing of the verse when clearly it is perfectly timed. Every verse of the Quran is perfectly timed. You now make the additional  charge that asking the people to obey “Allah and His Messenger” amounts to Allah making the Prophet his partner (nauzobillah). You are an ignoramus. Read the story of any of the prophets in the Quran and you will find that Allah told each of the people to obey their Messenger.

     We can see an example of your “de-escalation” right here. While we have discussed thread-bare several of the verses that you have brought up here, and you ran away after you were left without anything worthwhile to say, you have brought them up once again here! Is bringing up the same topic in every thread escalation or de-escalation? What a liar and fraud you are! The enemies of the Prophet like Abu Lahab also stalked the Prophet and said the opposite of whatever he said. Your behaviour has become likewise.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/2/2019 10:48:34 PM



  • Naseer sb.,

    I honor every word Of Allah. It is therefor very important to be very careful in examining each and every verse before being sure that it is divine and not of human origin. If we do not do it, who will do it? The compilation done by Zayd ibn Thabit and his fellow scribes some 20 years after the Prophet's death is the best they could have done at the time but it was a human effort and all humans make mistakes.

    The Quran makes several references to rewarding men and women equally and everyone being equal in the eyes of God, to the undesirability of slavery, to the preferability of monogamy etc. We have to take those ideas to completion, to gender equality (which is in fact the norm now in civilized societies), to prohibition of slavery, and to strict monogamy.

    We do ourselves a disservice if we consider our religion to be "complete and perfect". We do not need a religion that gives us guidance on every subject. We need a religion that asks us to "do the right thing", and leaves the rest to us.

    You ask how do I know that God did not convert Jews into apes and swine. Well, I cannot imagine my God doing such a thing.

    Regarding 33:36-37, my question was about the timing. Moreover phrases such as, "when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter," or, "whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger. . . . ," probably would not be found in Maccan verses in which we were told Allah had no partners.

    I have already said enough about your inability to de-escalate and your wanting the other person to bring a discussion to a close, but I do not expect you to admit it.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/2/2019 12:43:16 PM



  • GM sb,  I endorse every verse of the Quran as the word of Allah but not your perverted understanding of it. Does that make me not understand the attributes of Allah? You, who hold hundreds of verses as not from Allah, is the one who does not understand the attributes of Allah. And what is your standard for judging what is from Allah and what is not? Your cheap Utopian political philosophy?

     I have shown that the verses in the Quran discriminate positively in favour of the women and the weaker sections of society. If this is seen as endorsing "gender inequality", then that is your way of seeing it. The Quran does not say in any verse that all are created equal, and if it said any such thing, that would be false and unbecoming of Allah to utter falsehood to look good, which is a human trait of the hypocrites but not of the Divine. If two things are not identical, then they are not equal is self-evident and anything said to the contrary is falsehood even though it may sound good. Allah's Book is not a book of hypocritical political slogans of some Utopian political philosophy. It is a Book from the one who created us and given us our nature and knows what is best for us. Allah is neither male nor female and has no need to be unjust and Allah is never unjust but on the other hand, His verses are in the best interests of the women and the weakest sections of society.

      You do not even understand the nature of the “complete and perfected religion”. The religion is incomplete and imperfect if it left out guidance on any subject including war.

     The specific verses that you have mentioned have been discussed in my articles and you have also discussed with me the same in several threads but have proved “dumb, deaf and blind”, because your standard is not the Quran but your cheap, hypocritical political slogans.

     If Allah has said that He made some Jews into apes and swinesthen He has done it. How do you know that He didn’t? You know now that it is not man that has evolved from apes, but it is the other way round. This may be the most important clue for the evolutionists who have failed to prove the opposite. I am also told that genetically, the swine are nearest to humans, and if at all the organs of animals can be used to transplant into humans, it will be that of the swine. Swine flesh may have also been banned in Judaism and Islam because that is almost like cannibalism. It is only the Jews besides Muslims who totally avoid eating pork. Now this will sound outrageous to you because nothing like it has been said before, but then there is a clear scientific link between man and the two species of animals. Why the Creator, who created man, the ape and the swine, not change one into another? In any case, we have no way of knowing that what is said is not the truth. So, on what basis do you dispute it? Just because these things do not happen anymore? You may then dispute the parting of the sea to allow Moses and his people safe passage, the creation of Adam, the miraculous conception of Christ and many other things said in the Scriptures. Question with proof and not without it.

     You say “……or that He would send a timely message permitting a man to marry his adopted son's ex-wife” and have cited verse 33:36,37 for it.

     You are simply repeating a canard resorted to by the Islamophobes against the pristine character of the Prophet. You are character assassinating the Prophet himself. Shame on you! The charge then is against the Prophet that he put it in there! It is then equally a charge against the prophet that he put in the following verses to protect himself from the charge of putting in verses 33:36,37.

     (69:44) And if the messenger were to invent any sayings in Our name,

    (45) We should certainly seize him by his right hand,

    (46) And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart:

     You are charging the Prophet with falsehood which makes the Quran to be a Book of falsehood and Allah as helpless to prevent a false prophet to say anything in His name and get away with it. What is it then that makes you a believer and a Muslim? Why are you not bold enough to announce your apostasy?

     As for verses 33:37 my understanding is as follows:

     (33:37) Behold! Thou didst say to one who had received the grace of Allah and thy favour: "Retain thou (in wedlock) thy wife, and fear Allah." But thou didst hide in thy heart that which Allah was about to make manifest: thou didst fear the people, but it is more fitting that thou shouldst fear Allah. Then when Zaid had dissolved (his marriage) with her, with the necessary (formality), We joined her in marriage to thee: in order that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the Believers in (the matter of) marriage with the wives of their adopted sons, when the latter have dissolved with the necessary (formality) (their marriage) with them. And Allah´s command must be fulfilled.

     Zaid was the Prophet’s slave who freed him, but he refused to join his parents, declaring the Prophet as his “father”. The custom among the Pagans was to consider anyone who they called their father, mother, brother or sister as such, and the taboos regarding marriage applied equally. There are several other verses that frees the Muslims from such meaningless relationships and oaths. For example, divorce by zihar on the grounds of simply having said that the wife looks like the man’s mother from behind!

     While teaching by mere words can be debated as to the true meaning, teaching by example, puts the matter beyond doubt.  This is especially necessary to break strong taboos, beliefs or practices. If Allah wanted to establish that merely calling a person your father does not make him your father and none of the taboos and rights flow from such a relationship, what is the best way to do so but to establish a sunnat of the Prophet himself?

     The Prophet asked Zainab who was his cousin to marry Zayd. Although Zainab was not happy about it considering Zayd, a former slave, below her socially, she couldn’t say no to the Prophet.  The marriage was unhappy and soon on the rocks and Zayd wanted to divorce her.

     Allah commanded the Prophet to marry Zainab after Zayd divorced her. If the Prophet wanted to marry Zainab, he could have done so, in the first place and now that she had become the wife of his foster son, he didn’t like the idea of marrying her at all. He was therefore trying to prevent the divorce so that he would not have to marry Zainab by saying to Zayd "Retain thou (in wedlock) thy wife, and fear Allah.". What he said, had nothing to do with what Allah wanted and he was hiding the fact that Allah had commanded him to marry Zainab after Zayd divorced her. He did so fearing the reaction of the people for whom such an alliance was taboo. The meaning of the following is now clear:

     “But thou didst hide in thy heart that which Allah was about to make manifest: thou didst fear the people, but it is more fitting that thou shouldst fear Allah.”

     To me, it is clear that it was Allah who allowed the marriage between Zayd and Zainab in the first place, so that it could be dissolved subsequently, and the Prophet could be asked to marry the divorced Zainab to establish a legal precedent beyond dispute ending an undesirable custom and taboo.


    As for your attempts to disengage by running away after you are left with no legs to stand on, it is dishonest. You do not have the honesty to disengage after accepting that you were in error. 
    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/2/2019 12:01:56 AM



  • Naseer sb.,

    What I was disputing was your claim to understanding the attributes of Allah.
    Hence I said, " Why else would he think that Allah would endorse gender inequality and wife-beating (under any circumstances), that He would ask us to kill anyone at any time, that He would say that He made some Jews into apes and swines, or that He would send a timely message permitting a man to marry his adopted son's ex-wife. Anyone who understands the attributes of Allah would consider such actions to be beneath Him."

    If you do not endorse any of those assertions, please feel free to do so. Here are the numbers for the verses referenced:

    4:34, 2:282, 2:190-191, 7:166, and 33:36-37.

    Am I stalking you? When past debates became lengthy and repetitive, I was the one who de-escalated and declared, "This will be my last comment in this thread". And how did you respond? "GM is running away because he has no reply!" You have neither the decency to de-escalate nor the decency to appreciate someone who de-escalates! So I have decided to play your game.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/1/2019 1:22:39 PM



  • Only a moron would call a sworn literalist a "moderate"!

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/1/2019 12:40:42 PM



  • Did GM sb ask for an explanation of any verse? Did he even quote any verse or refer to it  by its number? 

    He made a derogatory statement against the Quran, Allah and the Prophet which is his view, and tried to defame me by attributing it to me. He is the liar and the one who attempted to  defame me. His comment was uncalled for and it is he who initiated the discussion with the false attribution to me of his extremely  offensive and disgusting statement. He has become a stalker like one  Mr. Lodha before. I have become his obsession and he is clearly showing signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder stalking me in every thread. 
    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/1/2019 1:15:57 AM



  • ah! what moderate conversation between the two gems of moderation in the entire ummah!

    allah must be laughing his head off.
    By hats off! - 1/31/2019 5:36:25 PM



  • Naseer sb. would say derogatory things about me rather than explain the verses I mentioned in my comment of 1/27/2019 12:40:41 PM. This is very typical of him.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/31/2019 1:39:46 PM



  • The problem with you is that you love your stupidity very much. You project your gross misunderstanding and therefore opposition to many verses of the Quran as not your problem, but the problem of those who have no problem correctly understanding these verses and accepting them.  You are like all mad people who think that those who are sane, are mad. This is nothing new. Even the Mushrikin of Mecca called the prophet mad and many other names because they could not understand the Message. You have gone mad and need professional help.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/30/2019 11:57:07 PM



  • Naseer sb. says, "nobody can defame/debase another."
    That is a deliberate lie. You yourself specialize in defaming others when you run out of arguments.
    I do not denigrate the Quran. It is denigrated by those who endorse verses which show God in a poor light.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/30/2019 12:27:38 PM



  • GM sb, nobody can defame/debase another but himself. You debase yourself.
    You insist on your dirty understanding as the right one only to denigrate the Quran and no matter what effort I make to try to make you understand, it makes no difference. This is because your starting point is not to try to understand what you do not understand well, but to denigrate the Quran.
    So, I must leave you to your own devices as it is pointless to waste my time over you. By Naseer Ahmed - 1/29/2019 10:41:39 PM



  • Naseer sb. is more interested in defaming me than in dealing with the topic. We Muslims  believe in glorifying our Allah. It is therefor untenable to ascribe to Him verses that show Him in a poor light. Don't you agree?

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/29/2019 12:02:25 PM



  • It is GM sb who is  attributing his perverted understanding of the Quran to Allah. 
    People who have difficulty understanding the difference between "those who do not believe" and "those who will not believe", can look at GM sb who is a good example of "those who will not believe". 
    He is on a warpath with Allah and the Quran and to do that, he distorts the meaning of the verses to suit his agenda.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/28/2019 10:50:06 PM



  • As I had expected, Naseer sb. has no logical answer and no justifiable excuse for attributing to Allah words that are less than divine. All he offers is abuse!
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/28/2019 11:43:46 AM



  • GM sb is a liar and a denigrator of the Quran. He is speaking of what he thinks about the Quran and not about what I think.  The brazen liar has the gall to attribute his perverted thinking to me!

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/27/2019 11:02:54 PM



  • I hate to say it but I do not think Naseer sb. correctly understands the attributes of Allah. Why else would he think that Allah would endorse gender inequality and wife-beating (under any circumstances), that He would ask us to kill anyone at any time, that He would say that He made some Jews into apes and swines, or that He would send a timely message permitting a man to marry his adopted son's ex-wife.

    Anyone who understands the attributes of Allah would consider such actions to be beneath Him. I must admit however that Allah knows best.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/27/2019 12:40:41 PM



  • The Ultimate Success of our Life
    يَا أَيَّتُهَا النَّفْسُ الْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ
    ارْجِعِي إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً مَّرْضِيَّةً
    فَادْخُلِي فِي عِبَادِي
    وَادْخُلِي جَنَّتِي
    (27) To the well satisfied self (l-nafsu l-muṭ'ma-inatu) will be said:
    (28) "Come back thou to thy Lord,- well pleased (with Allah), and well-pleasing unto Him!
    (29) "Enter thou, then, among My devotees!
    (30) "Yea, enter thou My Heaven!
    The state of being completely at peace and pleased with Allah and Allah being completely pleased with us, can only be reached when we have understood and accepted whole-heartedly, the nature/attributes of Allah, and molded our lives accordingly. It is we who must tune ourselves to the divine frequency, so that the same becomes our natural frequency, and our whole self resonates with the divine frequency. Our poorly tuned selves, create doubts and blind us to the truth, or make us resonate with the Satanic frequencies.
    Correctly understanding and whole-heartedly accepting the attributes of Allah, and molding ourselves to become a perfect instrument of Allah for carrying out His purpose in creating us, is the ultimate success.
    The cited hadith is not explained well but is true. A reported hadith is likely to be an incomplete record and  must therefore be cited by adding what is missing without which it could be misleading as Zuma has correctly pointed out. This is another important Usul Al Hadith. By Naseer Ahmed - 1/27/2019 12:46:28 AM



  • Allah is the sole source of all knowledge of what is right and what is wrong and if we wish to master this knowledge perfectly, it is essential that we orient ourselves perfectly to receive this knowledge. The orientation is by gaining a perfect understanding of the nature of Allah or of all His attributes. Misunderstanding of any attribute leads to wrong behaviour and this is the way Satan misleads and deprives us of becoming perfect Muslim.

     Take the attribute of justice. Is Allah just if those born into “Muslim” families have an edge over those born into families that practice polytheism? Some of our revered scholars of the past have said that some people are predestined to go to Heaven, while others are predestined to go to Hell or Allah has created some for Heaven and others for Hell. This obviously sounds whimsical and arbitrary which they explain away by saying “Allah wills what He wills”. They get both the attributes wrong.

     The answer any reasonable person will give is that justice demands that persons born into any faith should have an equal chance of gaining Heaven/Hell, but Muslims will not voice this opinion, because it is drilled into their heads that non-Muslims are kafir and they will all go to Hell, and what they see is that people born into a faith, remain in the same faith. Those who change their faith are a small number.

     Those who seek an unambiguous answer from the Quran on this question, will find an answer, but those who firmly believe otherwise, will remain blind and deaf to the clear answer. This is because we have not even learnt to trust the word of Allah and read it without our mind cluttered with pre-conceived notions. The reading therefore does not benefit us.

     The Muslims, in general, are far from correctly comprehending the most important attributes of Allah. They may worship only one God, but this God is partial to them, which is not an attribute of the Rabb-ul-Alameen who is Al 'Adl or perfectly just, but the attribute of the gods of the polytheists. So, how can a polytheist be at a disadvantage vis-à-vis a Muslim, whose concept of his God is defective to the extent that he attributes to Allah, the same quality of partiality, which is what makes the many gods of the polytheists so very attractive to them?

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/26/2019 12:58:55 AM



  • I wish everyone Happy Republic Day 2019
    May Allah establish peace and harmony in our beloved country India. 
    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/25/2019 11:46:43 PM



  • Problem from Muslim extremists is they tend to use one verse from hadith and to conclude what Allah means and it leads to false teaching.  
    Some might use simply the hadith verse that support as long as a person can own ninety nine names of Allah can go to paradise.  They simply want people to keep the ninety nine names of Allah and place them in their bag or wallet or whatever and tell them they can go paradise.  It turns up that these people have been mislead that they need not to believe in Allah and do good deeds to go paradise.  It turns up that they kill moderate Muslims; destroy mosques; doing public vandalism; disobeying rulers; and etc.  They think that they have a place in paradise since they have kept the ninety nine names of Allah in their bed.  It turns up that there have the false hope that they can have the access to paradise.
    By zuma - 1/25/2019 2:25:24 PM



  • Nothing is mentioned in Quran that the way to paradise is merely to know the ninety nine names of Allah. Besides, nothing is mentioned in the book #50, hadith #894, that one has to know the attributes of Allah except his ninety nine names, it might mislead people not to search out the wisdom of Allah from Quran but relying merely on searching out what Allah's ninety nine names are and write them into their book. They might proclaim they can enter into paradise by doing evil deeds, i.e. murdering, destroying mosques or etc., since they have known the ninety nine names of Allah. By zuma - 1/25/2019 1:53:20 PM



  • Naseer, Yes, Allah would have 99 names.  People might have misinterpreted hadith to mean they need not to believe Allah and to do good deeds to enter into paradise since the verse below implies they only need to know the ninety nine of Allah and can have the access to paradise:
    Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise." (Please see Hadith No. 419 Vol. 8)  (Book #50, Hadith #894)
    People can simply get the ninety nine names of Allah to put them into their memory list and do not intend to believe in him and to do evil deeds, i.e. killing, vandalism, and etc., and they think they would have the access to paradise due to they know the ninety nine names of Allah.
    By zuma - 1/25/2019 1:46:40 PM



  • After having left Islam, Hats Off lingers on to judge the faith of others!

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/25/2019 1:07:27 PM



  • Zuma sb, The hadith regarding knowing the 99 names of Allah is true irrespective of who the narrator is and the chain of transmission. Even if the narrator was a known liar, you can still say that this is true because it has the ring of truth. Perhaps, it is not narrated well and therefore misunderstood. 

    It is not about memorising the 99 names of Allah but knowing the 99 attributes of Allah or of fully comprehending the nature or zaat of Allah. How can such a person not gain Heaven? The attributes of Allah are best understood by a person who has understood the Quran without a single contradiction and without treating any verse as abrogated. Such a person has completely and perfectly understood the nature of Allah. One of the attributes of Allah is that Allah is “Shaaker”. How can then one who has understood this attribute not do things that please Allah the most and avoid doing what displeases Allah? Allah is also able to enforce his Will? How can a person who has understood this attribute not find what Allah’s will is and act in accordance with that will to avoid Hell and gain Heaven? 

    Also, the problem is precisely in the misunderstanding of Allah’s attributes. Islamic scholars have no problem with the contradictions their interpretations create because they think that Allah is free to contradict Himself because “He does what He wills” and this is proof of His omnipotence that he is not bound by any rule. By creating one single misunderstanding of Allah’s nature, Satan has succeeded in making people worship him. 

    Allah certainly chooses what He wills and He has willed the rule of law and the law of perfect causality and He has also willed that he will never change His ways or change His command/word once it is issued. Allah has willed the laws and willed that He will abide by His word/command and never change it. The Sign that the Quran is from Allah is that it is a Book without a single contradiction and if you are given a Book saying that it is from Allah and if that Book has even a single contradiction, throw it into the face of Satan because such a Book cannot be from Allah. While the Book is from Allah, our scholars, by their misinterpretations, have made it into a Book from Satan!

    The Quran is a simple Book, easy to understand and without crookedness. It does not require any science to understand it nor any interpretation. All that is required is that we take its straight forward literal meaning. It is scholarship that puts a spin on every verse and misinterprets which is why the hadith which says that the scholars will be among the foremost who will be flung into Hell is also true. 

    A hadith is not true because of who the narrator is or what the chain of transmission is or in whose compilation it is found but whether it rings true vis-à-vis the Quran. This is the fourth Usul al Hadith.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/25/2019 5:41:30 AM



  • GGS,

     You are a very competent classical Islamic scholar and do a good job of studying the literature and writing your articles. For you there is no truth beyond what the four Imams have said and if they all agree, then that is an absolute truth. You do not even know the meaning of logical reasoning because logic is absent in all Islamic scholarship. As a matter of fact, you do not even understand the meaning and implication of a contradiction.

     Let us take what you say in your article: “Initially the Muslims were not given permission to fight back even in defence. The Quranic verses which initially debarred Muslims from fighting in defence are as follows;”

     Can you point out the verse that says, “do not fight”? There is no such verse and there is no verse that debarred the Muslims from fighting. There is no verse asking them to fight either, because there was no enemy standing in battle to fight them. The verses that you cited were applicable even when the order to fight was given. The fighting was with those who stood in battle against the Muslims and the other verses continued to apply to those who were not in battle with the Muslims.

     What you say however shows your thinking process and the “jihadists” come from the same background and think alike. If those verses debarred the Muslims from fighting earlier, why didn’t they debar them later? Is it because the Prophet (PBUH)  chose to ignore them? The Sunnat of the Prophet (PBUH) (nauzobillah) is then to ignore the peaceful verses when he wants to fight. The jihadists therefore ignore all the verses that you cite when they have chosen the “most glorious path of Jihad in the best traditions of the Prophet”. How do you blame them then? It is your own beliefs and your own thinking process. The only difference is that being a coward, you have not chosen jihad and give all kinds of excuses for it like the hypocrites during the Prophet’s times.

     Your refutation therefore amounts to nothing. When Islam has become a religion where reason has no role to play, anybody can do anything and justify it. It is no longer a religion, let alone a universal religion or the religion of Allah. It has become the religion of Satan. No doubt, all of us think that we worship none except “The One”. How do you know however, that the One you worship is Allah and not Satan?

     The Sign of Allah is that there can be no falsehood and no contradiction in His Book. But the Muslims have made it the Book of Satan and cannot understand it without numerous contradictions, and without considering many of the verses as abrogated.

     Based on logic, if I had found a single a single falsehood, or a single contradiction in the Quran, I would have rejected the Book as a false Book, and Allah as a false god for making false claims, and Muhammad as a false Prophet. However, based on the most rigorous analysis and understanding of the complete Book, I testify that this is indeed the Book of Allah and I know that the God I worship is indeed Allah. It is however not possible, that the one I worship, and what others worship with their understanding that creates numerous contradictions, and with considering many verses as abrogated, is the same god. There is some dilution if not a complete inversion.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/25/2019 2:47:24 AM



  • *تلاش گمشدہ*
    ہم سے *”خلوص“* گم ہو گیا ہے۔ اس کی عمر کئی سو سال ہے۔ بڑھاپے کی وجہ سے کافی کمزور ہو گیا ہے۔
    گھر میں موجود *”خودغرضی“* کے ساتھ ان بن ہو جانے پر ناراض ہو کر کہیں چلا گیا ہے۔ 
    اُس کے بارے میں گمان ہے کہ انسانوں کے جنگل نے اسے نگل لیا ہے۔ اس کا چھوٹا لاڈلا بھائی *”اخوت“* اور بہن *”حب الوطنی“* سخت پریشان ہیں۔
    اس کے دوست *”محبت“* اور *”مہربانی“* بھی اس کی تلاش میں نکلےہوۓ ہیں۔
    اس کی عدم موجودگی میں اس کے دشمن *”شرپسند“* نے *”تعصب“* اور *”ہوس“*  کے ساتھ مل کر تباہی مچا رکھی ہے۔ 
    اس کی جڑواں بہن *”شرافت“* کا اس کے فراق کی وجہ سے انتقال ہو چکا ہے۔ *”شرافت“* کے غم میں *”حیا“* بھی چل بسی ہے.
    اس کا بڑا بھائی *”انصاف“* اس کی جدائی میں رو رو کر اندھا ہو چکا ہے۔ اس کے والد محترم *”معاشرہ“* کو سخت فکر لاحق ہے۔
    اس کی والدہ *”انسانیت“* شدید بیمار ہے۔ آخری بار اپنے جگرگوشہ *”خلوص“* کو دیکھنا چاہتی ہے۔
    جس کوملے وہ اسے *”انسانوں“* کے پاس پہنچا دے  ورنہ *”انسانیت“* دم توڑ دے گی۔ اگر وہ خود بھی پڑھے تو براۓ کرم واپس آ جائے اسے کچھ نہیں کہا جائے گا۔
    *اردو ادب🌹*
    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقی - 1/24/2019 9:49:32 PM



  • Is this site good only for haters of hadith, ulama, making fun of muslims popular beliefs?
    this site makes me doubtful
    it looks one sect of muslims munkrinn hadith are supporting this site 
    By Deedar - 1/24/2019 7:31:53 PM



  • Following are some ways regarding the hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which will show us how to get Jannah in the hereafter.

    Faith and good deeds will lead us to get Jannah. In Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says: “But those who have faith and work righteousness, they are the Companions of the Garden: Therein shall they abide forever.” (Quran, 2:82)
    Seeking knowledge also leads to Paradise. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said in one of His hadith in these words: “Whosoever takes a path that leads to knowledge, Allah, the Almighty will pave his way to Jannah.”(Muslim)
    Another simple way that can play a vital role in a Muslim’s life leads to Jannah is going to the mosque. Holy Prophet (PBUH) said regarding this: “Whosoever goes to the Masjid and returns back from it, purely for the sake of Allah, Allah the Almighty will prepare an abode in Jannah for every time he goes and comes back.” (Muslim)
    Being good to parents also a reason to get Jannah. In one of hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “A father’s pleasure is Allah’s pleasure, a father’s displeasure is Allah’s displeasure” (Tirmidhi). Further, He (SAW) said about mother: “Paradise lies at the feet of your mother.” (Nasai)
    Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said in one of His hadith: “Whoever believes in Allah and His Messenger (PBUH), and establishes the prayer and fasts in the month of Ramadan, it is incumbent upon Allah that He enters him in Jannah.” (Sahih Bukhari)
    Whoever remained righteous will lead towards Jannah. “Indeed, truthfulness leads to righteousness and indeed righteousness leads to Jannah.” (Sahih Bukhari)
    Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Anyone whose soul leaves his body and he is free of three things, will enter Jannah: Arrogance, stealing from the spoils of war, and debt.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
    Above all, Quran recitation is perhaps one of the most effective ways of getting Jannah.
    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/24/2019 7:25:35 PM



  • Islam is not just uttering the Shahaadatayn only, rather it is essential to fulfil the conditions of this twin declaration of faith so that the one who utters them will truly be a Muslim. The pillars of Islam are believing, uttering and acting. 

    It was narrated that Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever says ‘I bear witness that there is no god except Allaah alone [with no partner or associate] and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, and that ‘Eesa is the slave of Allaah, the son of His maidservant, a Word which He bestowed upon Maryam and a Spirit created by Him, and that Paradise is true and that Hell is true, Allaah will admit him through whichever of the eight gates of Paradise he wants.”

    Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3252) and Muslim (28).   

    Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: 

    The words “Whoever says ‘I bear witness that there is no god except Allaah alone” mean, the one who speaks these words, knowing what they mean and acting upon them inwardly and outwardly, because with regard to the Shahaadatayn it is essential that one know and be certain and act upon them as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “So know (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) that Laa ilaaha illAllaah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah)” [Muhammad 47:19]. 

    And Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “except for those who bear witness to the truth knowingly (i.e. believed in the Oneness of Allaah, and obeyed His Orders), and they know (the facts about the Oneness of Allaah)” [al-Zukhruf 43:86]. As for uttering the words without knowing the meaning or believing with certainty or acting upon them by disavowing shirk and being sincere in word and deed, and saying in one's heart and on one's lips and acting in one’s heart and with one's outward faculties, that is of no benefit, according to scholarly consensus.  

    Al-Qurtubi said in al-Mufhim ‘ala Saheeh Muslim: Chapter: it is not sufficient merely to speak the Shahaadatayn, rather it is essential to believe it with certainty in one’s heart. This draws attention to the flawed argument of the extreme Murji’ah who say that merely uttering the Shahaadatayn is sufficient to make one a believer. The ahaadeeth on this subject indicate that this is wrong; rather it is a view that is well known to be wrong according to sharee’ah, because it implies a justification of hypocrisy, and judging hypocrites as true believers, which is completely false. End quote. 

    This hadeeth also indicates this, in the words “whoever bears witness” because bearing witness can only be valid if it is based on knowledge, certainty, sincerity and honesty. 

    Fath al-Baari (p. 36). 

    There are seven conditions of bearing witness that there is no god but Allaah, and it does not benefit the one who says it unless he fulfils all of them. They are, in brief: 

    1-Knowledge as opposed to ignorance

    2-Certainty as opposed to doubt

    3-Acceptance as opposed to rejection

    4-Obedience as opposed to disobedience

    5-Sincerity as opposed to shirk

    6-Honesty as opposed to lying

    7-Love as opposed to its opposite, which is hate.

    The conditions of bearing witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah are the same as the conditions of bearing witness that there is no god but Allaah, which have been mentioned with evidence in the answers to questions no. 9104 and 12295. 
    islamqa.info/en/answers/82857/is-uttering-the-shahaadatayn-sufficient-to-enter-paradise
    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/24/2019 7:22:04 PM



  • The following are taken from Back To Janna website. There are many ways which all together lead man to paradise.
    Following are some hadiths which will show us 25 ways or good deeds to enter the Jannah. Remember, these are not the ‘only’ 25 ways and there should be ‘sincerity’ and ‘consistency’ in these acts to get Jannat-ul-Firdause (the highest level in Jannah) InshaAllah!
    1.     Whoever meets Allah without ascribing anything to Him will enter Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    2.     Whoever believes (has Imaan) in Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him), and establishes the prayer and fasts in the month of Ramadan, it is incumbent upon Allah that He enters him in Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    3.     Whoever says: “I am pleased with Allah as my Rabb, and with Islam as my Deen, and with Muhammad (peace be upon him) as my Prophet, Jannah would be mandatory for him. (Sunan Abu Dawud)
    4.رَضِيتُ باللهِ رَبَّاً، وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِيناً،
    5.
    6. وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَى اللهُ عَلِيهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَبِيَّاً
    7.     Whoever asks Allah for Jannah three times, Jannah will say: “O Allah, enter him into Jannah.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
    8.اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَسْأَلُـكَ الجَـنَّةَ
    9.     Whoever says “SubhanAllah al-Adthim wa Bihamdihi (Glorified and Exalted is Allah, The Great, and with His Praise), a date-palm tree will planted for him in Jannah. (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
    10.                         سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ
    11.  Allah has Ninety Nine Names, one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
     Visit: 99 Names of Allah
    12.  Indeed, truthfulness leads to righteousness and indeed righteousness leads to Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    13.  Whoever builds a Masjid seeking by it the Pleasure of Allah, Allah will build for him a similar place in Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    14.  Whoever repeats after the Mu’adthin (the caller to prayer) from his heart (i.e., sincerely) will enter Jannah. (Sunan an-Nasa’i)
    15.  Whoever calls the Adhan for 12 years, Jannah will become mandatory for him. (Sunan Ibn Majah)
    16.  Whoever prays the two cool prayers (Asr and Fajr) will go to Paradise. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    17.  Allah will prepare for him who goes to the mosque (every) morning and in the afternoon (for the congregational prayer) an honorable place in Paradise with good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon goings. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    18.  Any one performs the ablution perfectly and then offers 2 rak’ahs of prayers concentrating on them with his heart and face, paradise will necessarily fall to his lot. (Sunan Abu Dawud)
    19.  Whoever prays 12 Rak’ah in the day and night, a house in Jannah will be built for him. (Sunan an-Nasa’i)
    2 before Fajr
    4 before Zohar & 2 after Zohar
    2 after Magrib
    2 after Isha
    20.  Whoever takes a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Jannah. (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
    21.  I saw a man going about in Jannah (and enjoying himself) as a reward for cutting from the middle of the road, a tree which was causing inconvenience to the Muslims. (Muslim)
    22.  Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    23.  Anyone whose soul leaves his body and he is free of three things, will enter Jannah: Arrogance, stealing from the spoils of war, and debt. (Sunan Ibn Majah)
    24.  Whoever raises two girls then I and he will enter Jannah like these two (Prophet indicated with his two fingers). (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
    25.  Whoever visits an ailing person or a brother of his to seek the Pleasure of Allah, an announcer (angel) calls out: “May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, and may you be awarded a dignified position in Jannah”. (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
    26.  Allah guarantees him who strives in His Cause and whose motivation for going out is nothing but Jihad in His Cause and belief in His Word, that He will admit him into Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    27.  O people, spread the Salaam (greetings), feed the hungry, and pray while the people are asleep, you will enter Jannah in peace. (Sunan Ibn Majah)
    28.  (The performance of) Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed between it and the previous Umrah; and the reward of Hajj Mabrur (i.e., one accepted) is nothing but Jannah. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
    29.  Whosoever last words are:
    LA ILAHA ILLALLAH
    will enter Paradise. (Sunan Abu Dawud)
    30.  Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: If somebody recites this invocation (given below) during the day, and if he should die then, he will be from the people of Jannah. And if he recites it in the night, and if he should die on the same day, he will be from the people of Jannah.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
    31.                         اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ وَأَبُوءُ إِلَيْكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ وَأَعْتَرِفُ بِذُنُوبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي إِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
    Allāhumma anta rabbī lā ilāha illā anta, khalaqtanī wa ana `abduka, wa ana `alā `ahdika wa wa`dika ma-staṭa`tu. A`ūdhu bika min sharri ma ṣana`tu, wa abū’u ilayka bini`matika `alayya wa a`tarifu bidhunūbī faghfirlī dhunūbī innahu lā yaghfirudh-dhunūba illā ant
    O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sin except You.
    May Allah The Almighty guide is, forgive all our sins, help us to stay firm on the right path and unite all of us with our family and friends in His Jannat-ul-Firdause. Ameen. By KF - 1/24/2019 7:14:40 PM



  • With regard to the hypocrites, if what is meant is the people of major hypocrisy, namely those who make a show of being believers in this world when they are concealing kufr in their hearts and hiding it from the people, they will be in a worse position than the kuffaar and mushrikeen. Hence their fate will be in the lowest levels of Hell, as Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them”

    [an-Nisa’ 4:145]. 

    By KF - 1/24/2019 7:06:27 PM



  • Muslim in his Saheeh (135) from Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: A man came to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and said: O Messenger of Allah, what are the two deeds that make entering Paradise or Hell inevitable?

    He said: “Whoever dies not associating anything with Allah will enter Paradise, and whoever dies associating anything with Allah will enter Hell.” 

    By KF - 1/24/2019 7:05:32 PM



  • “Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin”

    [an-Nisa’ 4:48]. 

    By KF - 1/24/2019 7:04:07 PM



  • “And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad Sallaallahu alaihi wasallam), as it was to those (Allah's Messengers) before you: ‘If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.’

    Nay! But worship Allah (Alone and none else), and be among the grateful”

    [az-Zumar 39:65-66]. 

    By KF - 1/24/2019 7:03:11 PM



  • you are as double-tongued as they come. i mean lying-through-the-teeth kind of very very moderate wall hangings.. By hats off - 1/24/2019 6:56:38 PM



  • KF, Then you have to reject hadith to accept Quran since hadith mentions:
    Narrated Abdullah bin Masud: During the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was split into two parts and on that the Prophet said, "Bear witness (to thus)."  (Book #56, Hadith #830)
    Narrated Anas: That the Meccan people requested Allah's Apostle to show them a miracle, and so he showed them the splitting of the moon.  (Book #56, Hadith #831)
    Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The moon was split into two parts during the lifetime of the Prophet.  (Book #56, Hadith #832)
    By zuma - 1/24/2019 6:20:25 PM



  • Hats Off's comments are getting more and more irrelevant and off the wall!
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/24/2019 10:49:23 AM



  • Zuma,
    Common men have no ability to take good grasp of Quran or Hadith. 
    He first needs to study those required sciences which help them to understand them. 
    By KF - 1/24/2019 9:18:02 AM



  • The hadith verse below supports people can go to paradise is not because they believe in Allah and do good deeds but otherwise: Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: The Prophet said, "Whoever guarantees me (the chastity of) what is between his legs (i.e. his private parts), and what is between his jaws (i.e., his tongue), I guarantee him paradise." (Book #82, Hadith #799) All these show hadith is unreliable and can mislead people easily to false teaching. Thus, Muslims must not rely solely on hadith for interpretation. Instead, Quran is Allah's revelation instead of hadith. By zuma - 1/24/2019 9:12:51 AM



  • The hadith verse below supports a person goes to hell is not because their evil deeds but otherwise: Narrated Sa'd: I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever claims to be the son of a person other than his father, and he knows that person is not his father, then paradise will be forbidden for him." I mentioned that to Abu Bakra, and he said, "My ears heard that and my heart memorized it from Allah's Apostle (Book #80, Hadith #758) By zuma - 1/24/2019 9:09:26 AM



  • The hadith verse below is even worse to support the word, believe, is to believe Allah's ninety nine names and to do good deeds is to act according by these nine nine names: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter paradise; and Allah is Witr (one) and loves 'the Witr' (i.e., odd numbers). (Book #75, Hadith #419) The phrase, Allah...has ninety nine Names...whoever believe in their meanings and acts accordingly will enter paradise, here implies believers have to believe Allah's ninety nine names instead of believing Allah. The phrase, Allah...ninety nine names...acts accordingly, here implies Muslims have to accept these ninety nine names to enter into paradise. It turns up that going to paradise is not to do good deeds but whether they would accept ninety nine names of Allah. By zuma - 1/24/2019 9:00:33 AM



  • Many hadith verses have been proven not to correspond to Quran. The hadith verse below supports people who do not regard kinship will not enter into paradise and yet Quran makes it clear that Allah permits people to paradise is because they believe in Allah and do good deeds but not because whether they recognise their kinship with their relatives: Narrated Jubair bin Mut'im: That he heard the Prophet saying, "The person who severs the bond of kinship will not enter paradise." (Book #73, Hadith #13) By zuma - 1/24/2019 8:51:44 AM



  • Hadith is not in sound doctrine since it mentions people who go to paradise are also to be in chains and be locked up.  The following is the extract:
    Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Allah wonders at those people who will enter Paradise in chains."  (Book #52, Hadith #254)
    By zuma - 1/24/2019 8:45:25 AM



  • does islam "love" polytheism and idolatry?
    you are just a cry baby. failing that, just another semantic artist.
    By hats off! - 1/24/2019 5:21:39 AM



  • @Naseer sb, 
    I do not agree with you nor with Shahin sb on the style of refutation of ISIS. 
    You can bring any good moderator for Shahin sb. I can't leave the way I am. 
    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/24/2019 4:40:47 AM



  • Hats Off's simplistic attacks on the Quran are just salvos in his hate war against Islam.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/23/2019 11:44:26 PM



  • The two comments of GGS are beside the point and merely personal attacks and therefore abusive.

     

    My comments are arguments based on evidence and reason for which he has no response because he is clueless. What he fails to realize is that his support of the hadith in the face of it contradicting more than a dozen verses of the Quran, renders him in no position to argue with the “jihadist” what they choose to ignore. When both parties are wrong and conveniently ignore what each one chooses to ignore, no party can accuse the other of being wrong. Only, one who rejects the hadith on solid grounds can criticize the “jihadists” but even such a person is rendered ineffective by the support to the hadith from the remaining Muslims such as GGS.

     

    The “jihadists” derive support from the following notions each one of which I have shown to be false, but supported by Islamic ijma, qiyas, false notions of what is Sunna based on concocted or corrupted hadths, and misinterpretation of the Quran based on the false hadiths deviating from the clear meaning:

     

    1.    That Kafir means non-Muslim and all Kafir will go to hell. In their mind therefore, they are not oppressing the non-Muslims but doing them a favour by forcibly converting them. There is also a hadith (maybe a weak one but that does not matter), that says that some people will be taken to Heaven in chains because they were forced to do good or forcibly prevented from evil. The ones forcibly converted will be in this category. Some Sufi shrines in Pakistan are centers for forcible conversion of abducted non-Muslim girls believing that they are doing good .

    2.    Shirk itself is fitna and that Allah has commanded the fighting until “fitna=shirk” was ended. This is a misinterpretation based on the hadith which is the subject of the article Since the Prophet was fighting to end the fitna of shirk, and shirk continues to exist, the fight must go on.

     

     

    So, all of GGS claims of refutation of jihadist beliefs and actions are empty claims and sheer hypocrisy because he shares their beliefs but not what they do based on the same beliefs. He has not rejected the following notions but argued against me:

     

    1.    Kafir = non-Muslim

    2.    Fitna=shirk

    3.    The Prophet was commanded to fight until the fitna of shirk was ended.

     

    GGS can never argue based on reason because he does not know what that means. GGS tries to devalue what I write by calling it “Internet” learning which has become a catch phrase of imams thundering from pulpits in the Friday sermons because the youth are questioning what they say based on what they read on the Internet. He fools only himself. Nobody has said quite what I have said in my more than a hundred articles, and nobody can, based on shallow learning, rip apart the scholarship of the last 1400 years to which GGS has no response. It is classical Islamic scholarship which is shallow, bigoted and not based on reason. I wish Shahin sb would find a good moderator to moderate the debates so that we can conclude based on evidence and reason alone and not based on posturing  based on their certificates of learning.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/23/2019 11:02:12 PM



  • Allah is the kindest of all  and the wisest. The Prophets are kind but not wise. If a human could be as wise as Allah, there would have been no need for any revelations. The fact is that we would not have known right from wrong without revelation. The story of the prophets is also the story of the limitation of the human mind vis-a-vis Allah. The prophets had to be guided, corrected, reproached and even punished to teach them right from wrong.

    The human mind tends to generalize from the particular. Prophets are limited by their personal experience and Allah, the All Knowing and All Wise, says what is best for all, and especially for the weakest sections of the society.

    The pity is that man lacks even this much of wisdom to trust what Allah says.

    GM sb is not disputing whether or not verse 4:34 allows beating. He is disputing whether verse 4:34 is a revelation of Allah.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/23/2019 10:08:53 PM



  • after about 108 comments back and forth about whether one should beat up others or not, it is simply deceitful to claim that the holy book is clear and without doubt. By hats off! - 1/23/2019 6:32:05 PM



  • The extracted hadith would give a false view to condemn women to hell since it mentions majority of women go to hell and it turns up that paradise is not dependent upon whether people believe in Allah and do good deeds but whether they are male since male will have higher chance to paradise: Narrated 'Imran bin Husain: The Prophet said, "I looked at paradise and found poor people forming the majority of its inhabitants; and I looked at Hell and saw that the majority of its inhabitants were women." (Book #54, Hadith #464) By zuma - 1/23/2019 4:31:42 PM



  • Never rely merely on hadith for interpretation without relying the help from Quran. The following is the extract: Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The example of a Mujahid in Allah's Cause-- and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause----is like a person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty." (Book #52, Hadith #46) The phrase, He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into paradise if he is killed, in the book #52, hadith #46, would give the false view that Muslims must be killed in order to go paradise. By zuma - 1/23/2019 4:25:19 PM



  • Interpret merely with the use of Hadith can lead to false teaching.  The following is the extract:

    Narrated Anas: A funeral procession passed in front of the Prophet and the people praised the deceased. The Prophet said, "It has been affirmed (paradise)." Then another funeral procession passed by and the people talked badly of the deceased. The Prophet said, "It has been affirmed (Hell)." Allah's Apostle was asked, "O Allah's Apostle! You said it has been affirmed for both?" The Prophet said, "The testimony of the people (is accepted), (for) the believer are Allah's witnesses on the earth."  (Book #48, Hadith #810)"

    The phrase, the people praised the deceased...It has been affirmed (paradise), in the book #48, hadith #810 would give the impression that praising the dead can affirm people to have the access to paradise and that believing in Allah and do good deeds are not necessary to enter paradise.  Besides, the phrase, the people talked badly of the deceased...It has been affirmed (Hell), in book #48, hadith #810 would give the impression that those who talk badly to the deceased shall enter into hell.  The entire verse turn up that the way to paradise is not by believing Allah and doing good deeds but whether they would praise the dead.

    By zuma - 1/23/2019 4:21:36 PM



  • Naseer sb.,
    It is good of you to point out the kindness of those three Prophets. I wish you would grant similar kindness to Allah also.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/23/2019 1:45:20 PM



  • @Naseer sahib, You should join any good class which gives the training of Islamic legal values.

    You cannot make surgery of the people by reading some books on internet; you will have to study it in a systematic manner for doing surgery of any other people.

     I have done in refutation of “jihadists” what I needed to do for the sake of my religion, my country and my community. Rather I have not done anything; it was just an effort to save the brainwashed youth from clutches of terrorists of this age. I am sure this is very effective and I do not need your certificate because you have been a person having a great prejudice against me for years.

    From scholars and ulama to commons; all have appreciated this presentation and they have said “good”. This is enough for me.  

    Allah Almighty and His beloved Prophet know the best!

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/23/2019 4:23:46 AM



  • @Naseer sahaab,

    All the four sources of Islamic teachings were and are rooted in Muslim community.

    1 The Quran 2. Sunnah 3. Ijma  4. Qiyas. These four sources have been the part of Islam and Muslim community from the early days of Islam. They can’t be changed. If you have problem with your understanding, it is your problem. We mainstream Muslims have no problem with understanding. There are few who are brainwashed by neo-kharijite terrorists as well as some political incidents; but all Muslims are not responsible for that.

     Your comments tell me that you are very new and it looks like you are in nursery class of Islamic teachings. You need to study harder. For that you need to be very humble; all the time you are very offensive which is making you unable to reach or take good understanding.

    You do not believe in hadith but we believe and find a hadith which says that understanding of Din is gift of Allah Almighty.  

     I have presented the meaning and understanding of this hadith, in the same way as presented by the scholars of the past. Ask “jihadists” why they are not accepting this understanding.

     We Muslims in India have agreed to live in agreement with constitution and you should not think that it is against Islam. Living in agreement with the constitution is very much in agreement with Islamic spirit.

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/23/2019 4:23:13 AM



  • Now if this hadith is not rejected even though it violates every important principle, can we blame the "jihadists"? Shahin sb is right when he says that the Prophet's mission in his lifetime was to a people limited by geography and later extended through conquests and trade and nobody denies and the Quran asserts that it is a Message to the whole world. So if this hadith is not rejected, on what basis can we find fault with the "Jihadists" for continuing an unfinished task? They are the true believers and those who quibble about an 'alif' and 'lam'  the meaning of which was never in doubt, and try to skin a strand of hair, are hypocrites. These claims of ex-parte refutations are therefore laughable without demolishing the fundamental  falsehood on which they stand which the Muqallids are too timid do. Either way, they are cowards and can never make a difference.

    I do not say that rejecting the hadith would make a difference in the short term but in the medium to long term, it certainly will. 

    The objective of accepting/rejecting is not to be guided by what outcomes we wish to achieve but based on objective truth. The hadith is a falsehood inspired by Satan to mislead.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/23/2019 12:52:18 AM



  •                                 The Third Most Important Usul-Al-Hadith

    Let us examine the language of the Hadith that is the subject of the article: It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah. Reported by Bukhari and Muslim.

     This Hadith must be rejected following the first Usul itself since the subject of war is fully covered in the Quran and there is no need to refer to any hadith to understand what the objective and justification for the battles were. We know that the Prophet had himself forbidden people to write down the hadiths and it can be easily established, that on any topic covered by the Quran, the hadiths fall short or even contradict the Quran, which means that these were the sayings of the Prophet before Allah provided the best answer and guidance to the question. The prophet’s opinions were those of a human being and these were superseded by the Quran which may also have served the purpose of letting people know that the Quran is not and cannot be the word of the Prophet. If the sayings were not immediately written down, many of these sayings are what people could recall from memory. In such a situation it is an interpretation of what the Prophet said and not a verbatim account of what he said. The second Usul must therefore be to judge by the language of the hadith whether it is a verbatim account of what the Prophet (pbuh) said, or an interpretation of what he said.

     What may have occasioned such a saying as the hadith under discussion? The Muslims had struggled for 13 years and then forced to migrate leaving behind their homes and businesses. What would have been a major concern for them?  A major concern would have been ‘when will the hostilities cease and when will we be able to return to our homes?’ and lead a normal life.  Perhaps the question simply was “when will the fighting end?” and the response may have been “when the people enter Islam in hordes”. The answer is a Sign from Allah about how it will end. The Quran’s answer to the question which makes clear the outcome is:

    Victory is decreed

    (58:20) Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated.

    (21) Allah has decreed: "It is I and My messengers who must prevail": For Allah is One full of strength, able to enforce His Will.

    When military victory is achieved, people will enter Islam in large number

    (110:1) When comes the Help of Allah, and Victory,

    (2) And thou dost see the people enter Allah´s Religion in crowds,

    (3) Celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and pray for His Forgiveness: For He is Oft-Returning (in Grace and Mercy).

     The Prophet’s answer would have been in accordance with the above. It is easy to see how the same can easily get distorted in transmission as in the hadith, to portray the Prophet as an all-conquering hero and jabbar, who can impose his will by his military might and make everyone accept Islam. The correct position is that “the people entering Allah’s religion in large numbers” is merely a prediction of what will happen and not the objective of the battles.

    The language of the hadith must not be examined as one may examine a verse from the Quran, the textual integrity of which is not in doubt. What we must consider is whether It can be classified as a verbatim account or an interpretation of the narrator. In this case, it is obviously an interpretation to portray the Prophet as an all-conquering hero.

     This hadith fails following the three most important Usul/principles according to me (the most important being that it directly contradicts several verses of the Quran and finds no support in any verse).

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/22/2019 11:39:25 PM



  • Your comment GM sb, shows your lack of knowledge of the Prophet (pbuh) and the Prophets in general and Allah. There are numerous instances where the Prophet took a milder course than commanded or forced to take a course that he was reluctant to take. Prophet Ibrahim and Muhammad (PBUT) were two such mild and kind hearted prophets besides Jesus (PBUH). Jesus however, was never in a  position to be harsh.

    Musa (pbuh) could get into a rage and beat up people but not the three others mentioned.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/22/2019 10:23:19 PM



  • Naseer sb. asks, "who do you think made up the story and why?"

    Saying that our Prophet wanted to prohibit wife beating but was overruled by God is obviously designed to give divine sanction to wife beating while at the same time protecting the Prophet from any blame.

    Whoever may have invented the story, at this time we have to put in the dock those false exegetes who repeat such stories and give Islam a bad name.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/22/2019 12:13:42 PM



  • @Nassar sb, 
    I read your comment and have known your ideas.
    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/22/2019 3:28:30 AM



  • Ms Kaniz Fatm,
    Almost every sunni Muslim in India is a Hanafi and a Muqallid. So, what you say is understandable.
    Every "disbeliever" also takes the same position regarding his own traditions. That is equally understandable which is why for the polytheists among them, Allah has only forbidden them “associating partners with Allah”, but not made it an unforgivable sin. This is proof that Allah is most forgiving and merciful to all because people have their limitations.
    However, the Quran does not accept following tradition as an acceptable excuse to rejecting the truth. So, if people think that what they are following is the truth, they are safe. Once they recognize through reason that the traditional beliefs are false, then they are left with no choice but to change these. Else, it is trespassing reason.
    What Allah has also prohibited to all mankind in verse 7:33 “Trespasses against reason.”
    Many people however do not think for themselves and if their ancestors have thought one way, that is good enough for them. You may now be able to understand why I say that the beliefs do not matter but only deeds, and if a person does good deeds, he will go to Heaven even though he may have been a polytheist, but not a willful/deliberate rejecter of the truth acting against his/her reason. Such people are not less reasonable than the Muqallids which is why I think that they will be judged equally with the Muqallids based on their deeds alone.
    For a “disbeliever” to go against his traditions and for a “believer” to against his and choose the truth and reject falsehood based on reason, are equally rewarding. The playing field is indeed level for Muslims as well as the non-Muslims. By Naseer Ahmed - 1/22/2019 12:30:20 AM



  • @Miss KF, Comment 1 

    The early Muslims- companions [al-sahaba] and their followers and successors [tabiu’n] (Allah be pleased with all of them), because their beliefs [Aqaid aka creeds or doctrines] were pure through the blessing of their association with the prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him); because the period in which they lived was near to his time; because there were few newly-rising happenings [waqa’i] and differences [ikhtilafat] and because they were able to have recourse [muraja’] to absolutely reliable authorities [thiqat]; because of all these things they dispensed with writing down the two sciences with their arrangement into sections and chapters and thus they were not in need of stating the masail [issues/rulings/laws/investigations] of these two sciences in form of derivatives [juz’iyat] and fundamentals [kulliyat].

    This situation continued until fitna arose among the Muslims, oppression over the learned imams took place, differences of opinions and tendency towards innovations [al-bida’ plural of bida’t] and personal desires [al-ahwa] appeared, fatawa, new cases and much referring to Ulama in important matters outnumbered.

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/22/2019 12:14:27 AM



  • who do you think made up the story and why?  By Naseer Ahmed - 1/21/2019 10:06:13 PM



  • @Naseer sb, 
    Sorry I am a Hanafi Muslima. Our learned jurists were honest and pious and they were blessed with good understanding and it is they whose path takes us to the right path. 
    So there is no way for you to convert me to your thought or understanding.  
    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/21/2019 9:15:18 PM



  • Naseer sb.,
    You have cleverly avoided responding to my comment. Why? Please respond to:
    "Naseer sb. says, "Verse 4:34 is an example where the Prophet wanted to answer a question by saying it is prohibited to beat one's wife, but before he could answer, the verse 4:34 was revealed."

    "This is a made up story. To think that God would intervene to permit wife-beating and to endorse male supremacy is an obnoxious idea. Naseer sb. is usually skeptical of Hadiths but here he uses a Hadith to bolster his ridiculous views."
    Thank you!
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/21/2019 5:10:51 PM



  • Do we need God to tell us how to distribute our inheritance? What did he give us our brains for?

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/21/2019 4:36:44 PM



  • Ms Kaniz Fatma,

    In the Prophet’s (pbuh) time, the Quran was well-understood and followed and whatever questions arose, were immediately answered through revelation. There was therefore no need for any scholarship to find answers to any question.

    There are exceptions to the above statement. The law of inheritance was poorly understood and continues to be so till today, which necessitated Allah to reveal 4:176 which is the last verse not only in this Surah, but the very last verse revealed most reluctantly it would appear. This is the only verse in the Quran that contradicts another verse of the Quran (4:12), but has a lesson to offer. A poor solution (4:176) is better than no solution. The people were not able to deal with the distribution as per verse 4:12 because of the state of logic and mathematics in those days. For a better understanding, you may read my article on Inheritance:

    Inheritance Related Calculations Based On the Quran

    The contradiction is explained away by saying that the distribution in verse 4:12 covers uterine siblings (common mother) and that in 4:176 siblings with common father which is a falsehood. Verse 4:176 was not meant to be revealed at all. If you compare the calculations explained in my article with that of the rulings of the jurists, you will find differences. My calculations are based on pure logic and mathematics and without the slightest deviation from the literal meaning of the relevant verses (4:11,12). The jurists are unable to deal with these two verses based on pure logic and mathematics and therefore end up with complex solutions to a simple problem.

    The jurists prove inadequate with verse 2:282 also or on the question of woman witnesses and their rulings violate the Quran and are in fact extremely silly. This is covered in my article:

    Is A Woman’s Testimony Worth Half That of A Man?

    I have discussed the hadith on arrogance. The first and foremost usul al-hadith should be to ignore the hadiths when the subject is covered by the Quran and go entirely by the Quran since:

    (25:33) And no question do they bring to you but We reveal to you the truth and the best explanation (thereof).

    Every saying of the Prophet appears to be his answer to a questioner before Allah provided the best answer in the Quran through revelation. You will therefore find that every saying of the Prophet (pbuh) on a subject covered by the Quran, falls short of the complete and best answer provided in the Quran, and is sometimes the opposite of what Prophet (pbuh) said, or wanted. The Prophet himself therefore forbade writing down his sayings since these were his opinion before Allah revealed the correct answer.

    As regards rhetoric and kalam, these are dirty arts of arguing to win an argument rather than to explore a subject logically.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/21/2019 5:15:14 AM



  • What was the cause that books of Fiqh, Kalam and Usul al-Fiqh were not compiled in the era of the Prophet [peace be upon him] and why were they compiled later?

    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/21/2019 1:07:12 AM



  • The people should not be confused about the term “Al-Ahkam Al-Sharia’” [Sharia judgments]. They do not differentiate between legal values of Ahkam Sharia which is of two types. The ahkam sharia which is related to nature of practice [kayfiyat al-‘amal] is called derived (far’iya) and practical (‘amaliya) and that which is connected with belief [I’tiqad] and is known fundamental [asliya] and doctrinal [I’tiqadiya].

    The legal judgments which are derived and practical can’t be put in the category of those connected with fundamental and doctrinal.

    Knowledge of differences between the two is important.   

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/21/2019 12:17:45 AM



  • GM sb,

    While I do not care for what you say and may never quote you elsewhere, but when I am discussing anything with you, it is perfectly legitimate to confront you with what you said. 

    My comment is about a hadith vis-a-vis the Quran. You can be expected to mix up things, twist meanings, put words into another's mouth to carry on your war.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/20/2019 11:09:32 PM



  • Naseer sb. says, "Verse 4:34 is an example where the Prophet wanted to answer a question by saying it is prohibited to beat one's wife, but before he could answer, the verse 4:34 was revealed."

    This is a made up story. To think that God would intervene to permit wife-beating and to endorse male supremacy is an obnoxious idea. Naseer sb. is usually skeptical of Hadiths but here he uses a Hadith to bolster his ridiculous views.


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/20/2019 1:15:15 PM



  • To continue from my previous comment on the cited Hadith, the Quran says:

    (25:33) And no question do they bring to you but We reveal to you the truth and the best explanation (thereof).

    So, to every question the people asked, the Quran has provided the best answer. So, whatever the Prophet (pbuh) may have said in answer to any question was an interim answer superseded by a subsequent revelation contained in the Quran. Verse 4:34 is an example where the Prophet wanted to answer a question by saying it is prohibited to beat one’s wife, but before he could answer, the verse 4:34 was revealed.

     Now let us consider the response to the question "And if the man likes his clothes to be good and his sandals to be good?", the appropriate response from the Quran is that Allah specifically allows this:

     (7:26) O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment (warīshan) to you.

    (7:31) O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel (zīnatakum) at every time and place of prayer:…

     Or

    Allah commands people to excel in all good things and virtues.

     However, the response, "Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty” is problematic. While Allah may consider all his creation “beautiful”, in our eyes not all are beautiful. There are many persons who consider themselves ugly. What about their feelings and reaction to the response? They are likely to think that Allah loves them less because they are not beautiful!

     It is likely that the verses that I have cited were revealed subsequently which is why the immediate response of the Prophet (pbuh) makes no mention of these verses and once these verses were revealed, there was no need for any other response to the question.

     This is true of every hadith of the Prophet. These appear to be answers given to questions before the answer came in the form of revelation which means that every hadith that answers a question covered by the Quran, is abrogated by the Quran. In any case, there is no hadith that provides a better answer to any question than the Quran. And as I said before, the hadiths are standing proof that the Quran is the word of Allah and not of the Prophet (pbuh).

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/19/2019 11:36:11 PM



  • When a man gets inspired by theories and characteristics of wahabiyat, he is unable to get true enlightenment to understand the faith. It is not necessary that everyone of such genre identifies himself as Wahabi. Most of the Wahabi-oriented followers have started hiding their identity but to show the same characteristics in some other ways.

    Wahabis started their propaganda against the entire community with accusations that the followers of Islam known as Sunni-Sufis-Barelvis do acts of bid’at, shirk, kufr, puja-paath, grave-worshipping.  One of their characteristics was that they think and make the people think that these non-Wahhabi Muslims love the blessed Prophet more than they do Allah. How has real face of wahhabiyat has influenced its web of its specific characteristic is really a great matter of concern. Hardly can a man understand such things unless he is very expert and knows the deep-rooted differences between Wahabiyat and non-Wahabiyat in both areas of studies; doctrines [I’tiqad] and actions [a’amal]. Unless the people trace the real differences between them, they can’t reach the solution of solving the problem of growing wahabiyat and thereby the terror phenomenon.  

    Their version of such repeated propagandas was not limited only to their faith matter, but it amounted to kill all those that were and are non-Wahhabis. It is this place where nonWahhabi Muslims differ from wahhabis. Non-Wahabi Muslims like to be called ‘Sunnis’ and some of them make takfir of the wahhabi ideologues or consider them gumrah but they do not take laws in their hands because their theology’s main part is not to take laws in hand.   

    As for Wahhabi-inspired terrors, they take laws in their hands and commit various sorts of terror activities, in addition to encouraging the followers of wahabiyat to strengthen out their stability and muster up all their strength to spread wahhabiyat and damage the existence of non-Wahhabis.

    Kashmir is going through the same phase of wahbiazation which in future amounts to killing all non-wahabi Muslims.     

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/19/2019 4:03:33 AM



  • 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "No one who has an atom's weight of pride in his heart will enter the Garden [heaven]." A man said, "And if the man likes his clothes to be good and his sandals to be good?" He said, "Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. Pride means to renounce the truth and abase people." [Riyadh-as-Saliheen , volume 4, hadith number 612] By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi ق1/14/2019 9:58:43 AM

     All praise to Allah that He shows through the ahadith, that even a hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), cannot be passed off as a verse from the Quran, because of the vast difference between the two. There is no hadith that is good enough to have been a verse in the Quran. This is another proof that the Quran is not, and can never be the word of the Prophet, but it is the word of Allah only.

     While the cited hadith may have been an appropriate response to a question from the Prophet’s audience, it does not cover the subject of pride and arrogance adequately. As a matter of fact, even though the follow up question gives an opportunity to give a fuller explanation, the response covers the question only partially. It makes an exemption of taking pride in dressing well without explaining why but by simply saying "because Allah loves beauty" which raises more questions than answer the question asked!

     Allah is not a creator of evil, and all the emotions given to man, serve Allah’s purpose. Pride and arrogance are related. When pride takes the form of arrogance, it becomes blameworthy. Justifiable pride is good and necessary to strive for excellence. Wearing good clothes is for a man who takes pride in his appearance, pride in making a good impression, pride in becoming a welcome member of the society. A person who takes pride in being considered a man of integrity never tells a lie, or break a promise, or cheat. A person who takes pride in being considered disciplined, is never late for an appointment, never late for work or leave early and never waste time when on duty. Self-esteem and pride are necessary to achieve excellence. The opposite of a person who takes pride in achieving excellence in all virtues, is a person without pride or a shameless person.

    Why does Allah ask us to strive as in a race in all virtues (fa-is'tabiqū l-khayrāti (5:48)? Why does one race except to get ahead of the rest and what motivates except the pride in finishing ahead of the rest or among the foremost?

     So, what does Allah prohibit and what does He not prohibit? The Quran gives a clear answer:

    سَأَصْرِفُ عَنْ آيَاتِيَ الَّذِينَ يَتَكَبَّرُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ وَإِن يَرَوْا كُلَّ آيَةٍ لَّا يُؤْمِنُوا بِهَا وَإِن يَرَوْا سَبِيلَ الرُّشْدِ لَا يَتَّخِذُوهُ سَبِيلًا وَإِن يَرَوْا سَبِيلَ الْغَيِّ يَتَّخِذُوهُ سَبِيلًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا وَكَانُوا عَنْهَا غَافِلِينَ

     (7:146) Those who behave arrogantly (yatakabbarūna) on the earth without the right (bighayri l-ḥaqi) - them will I turn away from My signs: Even if they see all the signs, they will not believe in them; and if they see the way of right conduct, they will not adopt it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will adopt. For they have rejected our signs, and failed to take warning from them.

    So, it is arrogance without the right to feel proud that is forbidden and not taking pride in the position one attains by striving hard as in a race in all virtues. One can and should take justifiable pride in what one has achieved through earnest and honest effort.

     Is this hadith the reason the Muslims are backward and unreliable because they lack the sense of pride required to achieve excellence and to avoid shameful deeds such as lying, inconsistency, unreliability, sloppiness etc.?

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/19/2019 3:02:52 AM



  • @Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi sb, 
    What do you say about Kashmir and its growing Wahabiyat?
    Please read this news and give your reply
    bit.ly/2sBSm3w
    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/19/2019 2:30:11 AM



  • لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/19/2019 1:34:31 AM



  • “The gnosis and knowledge of men is, compared with the Prophet’s, like the drop of moisture which oozes out of the top of a bound waterskin”. (Bayazid Bastami, Aspects of Islamic Civilization, Routledge, p. 124, translated by A. J. Arberry)

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi 1/15/2019 3:44:31 AM

     The above is a completely nonsensical statement. It is meant to exalt the Prophet (PBUH) and demean Allah. Allah says that:

     He is made the Quran easy to understand and that it is a clear perspicuous Book and a Light to those who seek true guidance and a promise to lead the seeker from darkness into light. If the difference between an ordinary man’s understanding and the Prophet’s understanding is so large, the consequences are:

                     The ordinary Muslim is absolved of his failures and shortcomings even if his following of the Quran as compared to how the Prophet (pbuh) followed the same is like “the drop of moisture which oozes out of the top of a bound waterskin” because that is the difference that must be expected. And since it exalts our Prophet if the difference is as large as possible, a Muslim must follow the Quran as little as possible!

     The Prophet (pbuh) and the vanguard Muslims (those who became Muslim before the Battle of Badr and participated in it) will enjoy a higher status and no later Muslim can ever achieve a status equal to any of them no matter how great his deeds. This does not mean that later Muslims cannot equal in knowledge. It does not make any logical sense for Allah to place a barrier on attaining equal or even greater knowledge. Why would He do that? Is Allah against excellence in knowledge and restricts the same? The fools do not know when they blaspheme Allah, and when they blaspheme Allah, they also blaspheme the Prophet (pbuh). 

     Equal status is not possible simply because the same situation will not recur and later Muslims will never be subjected to the same trials and thank Allah for that.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/19/2019 12:30:49 AM



  • Placing a command in its historical perspective is to show that Allah's laws have been the same in the past, they remain unchanged in the present, and will remain unchanged in the future.

    The command to fight against religious persecution is an eternal command. The reference to different houses of worship in 22:40, makes clear that the faith of the oppressed and the oppressor is immaterial. 

    The effect of placing the command in the historical perspective made clear to the Muslims that they had no choice in the matter but to fight. They were a most reluctant, timid and frightened lot and averse to taking up of arms.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/18/2019 11:22:58 PM



  • if at all there is an historical perspective, then it can neither be eternal nor universal. By hats off! - 1/18/2019 5:58:07 PM



  • “But later the revelation of 2:190 allowed fighting against those who had persecuted for 14 or 15 years……….”

    The first verse regarding fighting was not 2:190 but 22:39. The following verses give the complete justification for fighting and places the command in its historical perspective of the mission of all the prophets and a clear warning of the likely outcome.

    (22:38) Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe: verily, Allah loveth not any that is a traitor to faith, or show ingratitude.

    (39) To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged;- and verily, Allah is most powerful for their aid;-

    (40) (They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,- (for no cause) except that they say, "our Lord is Allah". Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause);- for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will).

    (41) (They are) those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.

    (42) If they treat thy (mission) as false, so did the peoples before them (with their prophets),- the People of Noah, and ´Ad and Thamud;

    (43) Those of Abraham and Lut;

    (44) And the Companions of the Madyan People; and Moses was rejected (in the same way). But I granted respite to the Unbelievers, and (only) after that did I punish them: but how (terrible) was my rejection (of them)!

    (45) How many populations have We destroyed, which were given to wrong-doing? They tumbled down on their roofs. And how many wells are lying idle and neglected, and castles lofty and well-built?

    (46) Do they not travel through the land, so that their hearts (and minds) may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are in their breasts.

    (47) Yet they ask thee to hasten on the Punishment! But Allah will not fail in His Promise. Verily a Day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.

    (48) And to how many populations did I give respite, which were given to wrong-doing? in the end I punished them. To me is the destination (of all).

    My reading is that verses 2:190 to 194 were revealed in the 6 AH when the Prophet went for the first time after Hijrat towards Mecca to perform Hajj/Umra. The question that arose was what if they were attacked? The journey was performed in the sacred month Dhul Qadah and to the Sacred Mosque. The response comes from Allah

     2:191 “….fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them….”

    (194) “The prohibited month for the prohibited month,- and so for all things prohibited,- there is the law of equality. If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, Transgress ye likewise against him. But fear Allah, and know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves.

    All the previous battles were near Medina and there was no occasion earlier of the likelihood of a fight breaking out in the Sacred Mosque.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/18/2019 6:08:41 AM



  • The little boy is still running scared.

    Ilm al kalam is truly ilm al kamal. Try to drown what you cannot answer under mountains of irrelevancies.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/17/2019 12:41:31 AM



  • Dear Zohara,

    Thank you for your words. The purpose of writing this piece is to remove the bhoot of brainwashed youth who by quoting such a hadith in agreement with the agenda of terrorism get ready to die. It will be very nice if you share it with your friends and other surrounding circles so that it would reach as many people as possible.  By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/17/2019 12:06:28 AM



  • It is also not necessary for him to make unnecessary comments which merely lead to tautology and wearisomeness. Instead he should turn away from tediousness and study the usul, without damaging his faculty of reasoning through the oriental scholarship.

    May Allah save us from the so-called slogan of ‘subjectivity and objectivity’ in studying Islamic Sciences and enable us to get the blessed understading of the Quran and Sunnah, at least necessarily!  

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/16/2019 11:23:50 PM



  • He who is interested in knowing the details of Ahkam Al-Shariya, it is extremely necessary for him to study the usul/rules/methods which are the results of unforgettable efforts of the earlier and later jurists during 1400 years. It is not good for him to embrace the obscurities of illusions and darkness of doubts; as such things will never be appreciated among those that are really scholars.

    Yes It is a matter of great concern that this century is missing the real jurist who can resovle the newly rising issues, on the baiss of the methods which were known and practically applied by the earlier and later jurists as the most striking gems and pearls of great values. However it is Allah Who enables a man to deserve that juristic rank.   

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/16/2019 11:17:12 PM



  • It is very shocking to see few people blindly criticizing methodology of hadith [usul al-hadith] as a result of their lack of understanding. They do not bother to study the role of this subject of study, following in the footsteps of masters of orientalists like Schacht. The arguments that Joseph Schacht made are based on very weak foundations of reasons or on unauthentic anecdotes of Islamic history. Other orientalists and their followers including few Muslim-named people derived from his arguments many weak presumptions, to the highest extreme of certainity that they are not ready to rethink their own version of mistakes. This has made them supremacist and is causing xenophobia.   

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/16/2019 11:04:00 PM



  • This article of Mr. Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi is very nice. By Zohara Nasreen - 1/16/2019 9:06:44 AM



  • GGS says in the article: “ Hadith scholars and jurists have always held the view that any Hadith contradicting the Quran should be considered obsolete………”

    The Hadith directly contradicts the following verses:

    1. verse 2:256 “ Let there be no compulsion in religion”

    2. Verse 2:272. It is not required of thee (O Messenger), to set them on the right path, but Allah sets on the right path whom He pleaseth.

    3. Verse (10:99) If it had been thy Lord´s will, they would all have believed,- all who are on earth! wilt thou then compel mankind, against their will, to believe!

    4. (8:61) But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things).(62) Should they intend to deceive thee,- verily Allah sufficeth thee: He it is That hath strengthened thee with His aid and with (the company of) the Believers;

    There is no verse of the Quran that supports the cited hadith but the hadith has resulted in misinterpreting several verses of the Quran deviating from their clear meaning and also misinterpreting the history of early Islam. This is covered in my articles:

    1.      The Ahadith That Distort The Message Of The Quran - Part I

    2.      The Ahadith That Distort The Message Of The Quran – Part Two

    GGS also lists several verses and says these verses “debarred Muslims from fighting in defence”. This is incorrect. To debar the Muslims from fighting, there should have been a verse that said “do not fight”. There is no such verse. What prevented the Muslims from fighting are two reasons:

    1.      They were in no position to fight. They were numerically very few and dispersed.

    2.      There was persecution and even physical torture but only one person was killed.  There was simply no enemy standing in battle to fight with. The situation deteriorated over a period and when the Prophet lost two powerful supporters because of their death, they made/planned an attempt on the life of the Prophet, but he migrated before they could lay their hands on him. The other Muslims migrated without much problem. Some Muslims even stayed behind and faced no problem. They were neither harmed nor did the subsequent verses regarding fighting apply to them. The verses regarding fighting are not about civil war but about fighting an enemy on a battle field. This situation did not exist earlier.

    What is objectionable about saying that the listed verses debarred the Muslims from fighting is the question why the Muslims fought then later?  Why did these verses not prevent fighting? Were they abrogated? The verses were neither abrogated nor can it be said that they did not apply. These verses continued to apply to those people who were not at war but are simply inapplicable to an enemy standing in battle. These verses continued to be applicable to those who had stayed behind in Mecca and the war verses were inapplicable to them unless they migrated first which the Quran makes clear.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/15/2019 6:07:08 PM



  • “The gnosis and knowledge of men is, compared with the Prophet’s, like the drop of moisture which oozes out of the top of a bound waterskin”. (Bayazid Bastami, Aspects of Islamic Civilization, Routledge, p. 124, translated by A. J. Arberry)

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/15/2019 3:44:31 AM



  • Some excerpts from the Last Sermon of the beloved Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H (c. 630 AD) include:

    O People, verily your blood, your property and your honour are sacred and inviolable until you appear before your Lord, as the sacred inviolability of this day of yours, this month of yours and this very town (of yours). Verily you will soon meet your Lord and you will be held answerable for your actions.”

    “O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”

    All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.”

    All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.”

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/15/2019 3:25:26 AM



  • Does anybody see any abuse in any of my comments in this thread? You can read GGS comments directed at me. Those are hostile and abusive. GGS is frightened little boy running away because he has no answers.

    "“I have been commanded to fight some specific people until they say ‘There is no god but Allah ....”

    Obviously some specific people meant in this Hadith were those who had persecuted the Prophet and his followers for as long as 14 or 15 years in the city of Makkah."

    No matter who those specific people were and what their crimes were, if the Prophet was commanded to fight until such people were compelled to accept Islam by reciting the kalima, they are being compelled. The Prophet and Allah (nauzobillah) are then both guilty of violating "Let there be no compulsion in religion". This is preposterous and a calumny against Allah and the Prophet. There is no choice but to trash the hadith as inspired by Satan.

    It is not only the extremists who are misguided by the hadith but even scholars such as Ibn Al-Arabi, Shah Waliullah, Raza Ahmad Khan, Javed Ghamidi, Malulana Waheeduddin Khan, al-Shabi, al-Hasan, Qatadah, al-Dahhaq etc.  

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/22/2018 4:38:56 AM

    If one has an understanding of the Quran, he will realize that no one except those in whom Allah finds some goodness are made to listen to the Message and accept Islam (See verse 8:23).  Allah does not bless the evil with Islam and the worst are branded by Allah as Kafir (those who will not believe) in their lifetime itself and these will never believe even if they live for a thousand years. The examples from history are the Pharaoh to whom Moses was sent, Qarun, Haman, Abu Jahal, Abu Lahab, the people of Noah, Thamud, Aad and Lut destroyed by Allah etc. Where is the question of forcing evil people to accept Islam?  

    Belief is therefore the most precious gift and blessing from Allah.  Why would Allah command the Prophet to force this gift and blessing on the worst of the people?

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/22/2018 5:09:27 AM

        
    Shahin Sb,

     Even if the hadith is limited to a particular set of people,it contradicts "Let there be no compulsion in religion" 2:256 besides other verses that advise the Prophet to accept peace if offered by the enemy even if he suspects treachery from them or subsequent breach of the treaty. So, is Allah saying one thing in the Quran and the opposite to the Prophet (PBUH) privately? The hadith is an invention of Satan.

     And what is the evidence that the hadith was ever followed? Is it verse 9:5? It cannot be because the people covered by it are given the freedom to move about freely as they please for an amnesty period of 4 months during which time they can migrate to adjoining Abyssinia and save their lives as well as their Pagan faith which I believe they did while others accepted Islam and no one was killed because of 9:5.  

     There is no evidence that the hadith was ever followed and overwhelming evidence that the Prophet acted in a manner that is the opposite of the hadith and exactly as per the Quran. Else, there would have been no treaty of Hudaybiyah, or amnesty after the conquest of Mecca for over a year until verse 9:5 was revealed and even then a clear opportunity was given to those guilty to save themselves and their pagan faith while others who were not guilty had the option to become jizya paying citizens as per 9:29 and retain their faith.

     Who exactly then were the people against whom the Prophet (pbuh) fought until they accepted Islam? I wonder why anyone defends a Satanic hadith and blaspheme Allah, the Prophet and the Quran.

     Islamic scholarship is however very comfortable with the contradictions and their ilm al kalam has been developed precisely to defend the indefensible. Ilm al kalam  is the anti-thesis of logic which has zero tolerance for contradictions.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/13/2019 12:26:45 AM

     GGS is blind to his own abusive, meaningless and completely irrational tirade.

     The Quran is a Book that makes things clear. I do not need any other source to understand the Quran.  Why do I need the ahadith to understand the objective of the Prophet's battles? Does not the Quran make it clear that it was to end the fitna of persecution and to make the deen of Allah prevail? Does not the deen of Allah include "let there be no compulsion in religion"? Is there any verse that says that the battles were to end the kufr of shirk? Does verse 9:13 list shirk as one of the reasons for the punishment in 9:5? So, what support is there for the hadith?

     Does not Allah say that none will believe unless Allah wills? Isn't belief a blessing from Allah? How can the same Allah command that the worst kind of enemies of the Prophet and Allah be fought against until they accept Islam? If Allah's blessing of Islam can be forced on the worst enemies of Islam, what wrong have others done that you spare them?  Why should they be deprived of this blessing?

     Isn't there a hadith that says even if all believed or none believed it makes no difference to the majesty of Allah? What has happened to the majesty of Allah that he should command the prophet to fight certain people who are the worst enemies of the Prophet and Allah until they believed? Why is Allah in love with these people that he should force His blessings on them at the point of the sword?

     The hadith is indeed Satanic and you are supporting such a hadith.

     Can you give a reasoned, logical, point by point response?

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/13/2019 11:26:59 PM

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/14/2019 11:16:58 PM



  • Hazrat Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "If anyone has four characteristics, he is a pure hypocrite, and if anyone has one of them, he has an aspect of hypocrisy until he gives it up: whenever he is trusted, he betrays his trust; whenever he speaks, he lies; whenever he makes an agreement, he breaks it; and whenever he quarrels, he deviates from the truth speaks falsely." [Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 690]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 10:06:37 AM



  • Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas'ud said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'After I am gone there will be misappropriation and matters of which you disapprove.' They said, 'O Messenger of Allah, what do you command us to do?' He said, 'To fulfil the rights you owe to others and to ask Allah for what is owed to you.'" [Riyadh-as-Saliheen, volume 4, hadith number 670]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 10:04:51 AM



  • 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As reported, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Those who are just will be on minbars of light with Allah. They are those who are just in respect of their judgements, their families and what they are put in charge of." [Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 660]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 10:02:58 AM



  • Hazrat 'A'isha [radiallahu anhu] said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say in this house of his, 'O Allah, anyone who is appointed over any of the affairs of my community and is hard on them, I will be hard on him. Anyone who is appointed over any of the affairs of my community and is kind to them, I will be kind to him." [Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 655]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 10:01:50 AM



  • 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "No one who has an atom's weight of pride in his heart will enter the Garden [heaven]." A man said, "And if the man likes his clothes to be good and his sandals to be good?" He said, "Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. Pride means to renounce the truth and abase people." [Riyadh-as-Saliheen , volume 4, hadith number 612] By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 9:58:43 AM



  • Haritha ibn Wahb said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'Shall I tell you about the people of the Fire? All those who are coarse, domineering, and arrogant.'" [Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 614]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 9:57:14 AM



  • 'Iyad ibn Himar reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Allah revealed to me that you should be humble so no one should vaunt himself above another, and no one should commit injustice against another."[ Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 602]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 9:55:33 AM



  • I have no answer for your abuses.  By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 9:53:17 AM



  • An-Nu'man ibn Bashir said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "The halal is clear and the haram is clear. But between the two there are doubtful things about which most people have no knowledge. Whoever exercises caution with regard to what is doubtful, shows prudence in respect of his deen and his honour. Whoever gets involved in the doubtful things is like a herdsman who grazes his animals near a private preserve (hima). He is bound to enter it. Every king has a private preserve and the private preserve of Allah on His earth are the things that He has made forbidden. There is lump of flesh in the body, the nature of which is that when it is sound, the entire body is sound, and when it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt - it is the heart." [Riyadh-as-Saliheen, volume 4, hadith number 588]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 9:51:28 AM



  • You are a scared little boy GGS without a clue as to how to answer. By Naseer Ahmed - 1/14/2019 9:48:02 AM



  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The strong man is not the one who throws people in wrestling. The strong man is the one who has control of himself when he is angry.”[Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, 647]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 9:43:33 AM



  • newageislam is doing good work by posting such articles ... absolutely fine and deserves appreciation
    Thanks you Urooj for sharing it with us
    By Beangh - 1/14/2019 5:10:46 AM



  • I have heard speeches on the explanation of this hadith on youtube.

    by Dr. Hamza Yusus: youtube.com/watch?v=F2g6chliDIQ

    by Sheikh Tahir Wyatt:w.youtube.com/watch?v=YtO8f2bEhAI

    by Dr. Brown: youtube.com/watch?v=e6GBFW41uHg

    Many others have explained this hadith well. But Mr. Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi’s explanation here in this article is more scholastic and convincing.

    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/14/2019 4:53:17 AM



  • This word misinterpreting example if said i will fight for muslim rights in uk pple dont think killing but they thought its by legal
    So this word has wide meaning than this
    By muslim tube - 1/14/2019 4:37:55 AM



  • Paying Jizya means paying taxes like any citizen
    By Nizam - 1/14/2019 4:36:12 AM



  • masha Allah ........GOOD explanation /...Thanks a lot By Ibrahim - 1/14/2019 4:35:16 AM



  • In today’s world when a person say “I will fight for women’s right or fight against inequality” do they take sword or gun or nuclear weapon to achieve their goal?
    By Sumayya Nazneen - 1/14/2019 4:33:15 AM



  • Nice quoting, Miss KF!

    Jarir ibn 'Abdullah said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “Whoever is deprived of kindness is deprived of all good.” (Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 638)

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 3:55:51 AM



  • Allah Almighty has given GGS good faculty of reasoning. GGS knows how to read, and understand the Quran. He is never interested in you and your comments or articles.
    He is thankful to his God. 
    All praise be to Allah. 
    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/14/2019 3:07:08 AM



  • GGS is blind to his own abusive, meaningless and completely irrational tirade.

    The Quran is a Book that makes things clear. I do not need any other source to understand the Quran.  Why do I need the ahadith to understand the objective of the Prophet's battles? Does not the Quran make it clear that it was to end the fitna of persecution and to make the deen of Allah prevail? Does not the deen of Allah include "let there be no compulsion in religion"? Is there any verse that says that the battles were to end the kufr of shirk? Does verse 9:13 list shirk as one of the reasons for the punishment in 9:5? So, what support is there for the hadith?

    Does not Allah say that none will believe unless Allah wills? Isn't belief a blessing from Allah? How can the same Allah command that the worst kind of enemies of the Prophet and Allah be fought against until they accept Islam? If Allah's blessing of Islam can be forced on the worst enemies of Islam, what wrong have others done that you spare them?  Why should they be deprived of this blessing?

    Isn't there a hadith that says even if all believed or none believed it makes no difference to the majesty of Allah? What has happened to the majesty of Allah that he should command the prophet to fight certain people who are the worst enemies of the Prophet and Allah until they believed? Why is Allah in love with these people that he should force His blessings on them at the point of the sword?

    The hadith is indeed Satanic and you are supporting such a hadith.

    Can you give a reasoned, logical, point by point response?
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/13/2019 11:26:59 PM



  • Ms Kaniz Fatima,

    You say "And history is a witness that no one was forced to accept Islam". I agree. This means then that the hadith was never followed by the Prophet (pbuh) and is false.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/13/2019 11:08:41 PM



  • Why Jihadists and Islamophobes are ignoring such a hadith?!! 'A'isha reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is kind and loves kindness in every matter. (Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 633)

    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/13/2019 8:31:10 PM



  • When a person is in doubt about any issue, he should leave it and accept what is better. There is a hadith. Al-Hasan ibn 'Ali said, "I memorised from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "Leave what gives you doubt for what gives you no doubt." (Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, 593)

    So anyone who has doubt in understanding the misunderstood hadith can leave it and accept what the Quran says, without abusing anyone. One who has no doubt in understanding this hadith and thinks he can clear doubts of Jihadists should do it. This article tries to remove misunderstanding of jihadists who quote this hadith and it is very necessary to refute their misunderstanding.

    Islamophobes and terror ideologues have shaken their hands to quote this hadith to defame Islam; we should not forget that they also quote the Quran, and ignore other dozens of peaceful verses of the Quran and Ahadith

    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/13/2019 8:28:11 PM



  • Islam urged to abolish the slavery system. The slavery system was gradually abolished. The Prophet is reported to have said, "He who has a slave-girl and teaches her good manners and improves her education and then manumits and marries her, will get a double reward; and any slave who observes Allah's right and his master's right will get a double reward." (Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari, in Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 46, Number 723)

    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/13/2019 8:17:41 PM



  • It is reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "A believer in respect of another believer is like a building whose parts support one another." and he intertwined his fingers.
    Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 222
    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/13/2019 8:01:19 PM



  • Comment 4 to Sultan Shahin Saheb,

    The Imams of all the four Islamic schools of jurisprudence [Hanafi, Shafei, Maliki and Hanbali] said, the Hadith “I was ordered to fight the people” does not refer to all the people but to the disbelievers of Makka who had persecuted Muslims.

    We disagree with Ibn Taymiyyah’s thought but even he too has explained this hadith in a way which does not support the jihadists who claim to follow Ibn Taymiyyah.

    The meaning of this Hadith in the language of Ibn Taymiyyah is as follows: “the people that I must fight (who are they)? They are the people who were hostile towards him, the first to assault him and break the covenant, not all the people”.

    The problem is with the understanding of jihadists who even kill those who recite La Ilaha Illallahu.... [There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah – peace be upon him]

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/13/2019 3:51:28 AM



  • “The classical understanding of this hadith ‘I have been commanded to fight ....” is that it refers to some polytheistic Arabs who persecuted, murdered Muslims and their allies, and broke their treaties with them. As such, some deserved capital punishment, yet they are given the opportunity to repent in which case they are to be forgiven, and their property will be protected. This shows, the command of the Hadith was specific to one group only, those who caused bloodshed and showed open aggression against the Muslims and their non-Muslim allies, 1300 years ago. And history is a witness that no one was forced to accept Islam” (https://discover-the-truth.com/2016/12/25/the-hadith-fight-until-they-say-there-is-no-god-but-allah-explained)

    But terror masters, Islamophobes are not ready to accept this understanding. It seems as if they had vowed to destruct all beautiful messages of the Quran and Hadith.

    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/13/2019 3:39:44 AM



  • Comment 3 - Dear Sultan Shahin sahib, you say, “But would the same logic not limit the prophet-hood of Hazrat Mohammad (peace be upon him) to merely Makka or Arabia rather than mankind as Al-Naas or Lin-Naas, is also used in verses of Quran like 2:185,3: 110, 7:158, 34:28, etc, proclaiming his prophethood for all mankind, as we understand today?"

    I do not think this was supported only by logic. This understanding was primarily supported by the Quranic ayaat and other Ahadith which establish a model for the believers that forced conversion is not allowed. 

    This article says that Alif Lam is of four types; 1) Jinsi, 2) Istighraqi, 3) Ahd Zihni and 4) Ahd Khariji.

     

    (1) When Alif-Lam is prefixed to any word to focus on the definition [Haqiqat] of that word and not its constituents, it is known as Alif Lam Jinsi. (2) When Alif Lam is prefixed to any word to focus on all the constituents/ all the individuals of that word, it is called Alif Lam Istighraqi. (3) When Alif Lam refers to some of the constituents of the word to which it prefixed, it may refer to some unspecified constituents or to some specific constituents. When it refers to some unspecified constituents, it is called Alif Lam Ahd Zihni. (4) When Alif Lam refers to some specific constituents of the word to which it is prefixed, it is called Alif Lam Ahd Khariji

     

    Technically checking the letters ‘Alif Lam’ mentioned in the aforementioned Hadith, we find that here in this Hadith ‘Alif Lam’ is meant for Ahd Khariji. Thus the Hadith means “I have been commanded to fight some specific people until they say ‘There is no god but Allah ....”

    Alif lam being Ahd-E-Khariji in this hadith is because in other cases it will contradict the Quran and other Ahadith.

     

    Let us see the ayat 2:185 which uses the word ‘al-nas’/the people. In this case we can’t say that the alif-lam used in al-nas is Ahd-e-Khariji as it will then contradict the Quran which implies that the Quranic guidance is meant for all mankind. Here alif lam is istighraqi which refers to all mankind / all people of the world. This is fully supported by other Quranic verses which you also have referred to.

     

    For example, Allah says, “Say “O people! Indeed I am, towards you all, the Noble Messenger of Allah – for Whom (Allah) only is the kingship of the heavens and the earth; there is none worthy of worship, except Him – giving life and giving death; therefore believe in Allah and His Noble Messenger, the Prophet who is untutored (except by Allah), who believes in Allah and His Words, and obey him (the Prophet) to attain guidance.” (7:158)

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/13/2019 3:12:58 AM



  • @Naseer sb,

    Why don’t you tolerate ilm al-kalam if it is not tolerant towards you? Are you not seeing your own face in the mirror?

    Where have you brought the use of ‘Hudaybiya’ from?

    As for Ilm al-Kalam, it is beneficial for men of true-seekers and genuine and not for the haters who have no other option except to live with their hate-filled hearts.

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/13/2019 2:46:18 AM



  • @Naseer sb,

    Your agenda is very clear and Muslims should never support people like you in any way. You have neither understood the Quran, nor Ahadith, nor anyone.

    Your jihalat exceeds because you have been abusive person on this site, irrational, unreasonable and unable to understand the Quran itself.

    You use abusive words for others but they are stuck with your own thinking and mindset.

    Why do you interfere into a healthy debate when I am not interested into reading your abusive comments?

    Show me how many Muslims support your arguments.  None and never will they follow except those who have purchased misguidance for guidance.

    All English translators, while translating the Quran, have taken support of Ahadith. It is your so-called agenda to denounce ‘hadith’.

    Who has told you about Makki and Madani verses?

    Who has told you that this the holy Quran?

    Did Angel Jibrail bring revelation to you?

    What is the source of history to record anything about Islam?

    Who has told you about so many things you wrote in your articles?

    Are you blindly claiming not to following ahadith?

    Are you selective to decide which hadith is good for your wish and bad for your wishes or do you have any approved method to check the hadith?

    Who told you how to perform Namaz?

    Who told you when and how and how much zakat you should give?

    There are hundreds of issues for which you are still blind and perhaps will remain forever unless you have good intention in pursuit of knowledge. The ill-mouthed men can never attain fiqh/good understanding of the blessed message of the Quran.

    I hate and categorically reject you when you said “The hadith is an invention of Satan”

    There are many ‘mulla’ who attribute their satanic wishes to Islam; and you are one of them.

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/13/2019 2:38:25 AM



  • Comment 2- Another example of general term being used in the Quran for specific people can be seen in this ayat 54:12 which reads, “And We caused the earth [al-ard] to gush forth with springs” (54:12)” This ayat refers to the deluge in the era of Hazrat Nuh [Noah] peace be upon him. Does it mean all the earth, as there is the use of al- with earth? No, this is not true. Scientifically the flood could not have covered all earth. Thus what is meant by the word “earth” is the earth to which Hazrat Noah was appointed, the land of his people, which Allah wanted to drown with the flood. This understanding is supported by the reading of the full context of the ayat and ahadith that talk about its context.

    This fact is categorically established that before the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), all prophets were sent specifically to their people. Far be it from God Almighty, to send Noah specifically to his people and then drown the whole earth. No, He Almighty drowned those people who disbelieved in him.

    (continued)

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/13/2019 12:39:25 AM



  • Shahin Sb,

    Even if the hadith is limited to a particular set of people,it contradicts "Let there be no compulsion in religion" 2:256 besides other verses that advise the Prophet to accept peace if offered by the enemy even if he suspects treachery from them or subsequent breach of the treaty. So, is Allah saying one thing in the Quran and the opposite to the Prophet (PBUH) privately? The hadith is an invention of Satan.

    And what is the evidence that the hadith was ever followed? Is it verse 9:5? It cannot be because the people covered by it are given the freedom to move about freely as they please for an amnesty period of 4 months during which time they can migrate to adjoining Abyssinia and save their lives as well as their Pagan faith which I believe they did while others accepted Islam and no one was killed because of 9:5.  

    There is no evidence that the hadith was ever followed and overwhelming evidence that the Prophet acted in a manner that is the opposite of the hadith and exactly as per the Quran. Else, there would have been no treaty of Hudaybiyah, or amnesty after the conquest of Mecca for over a year until verse 9:5 was revealed and even then a clear opportunity was given to those guilty to save themselves and their pagan faith while others who were not guilty had the option to become jizya paying citizens as per 9:29 and retain their faith.

    Who exactly then were the people against whom the Prophet (pbuh) fought until they accepted Islam? I wonder why anyone defends a Satanic hadith and blaspheme Allah, the Prophet and the Quran.

    Islamic scholarship is however very comfortable with the contradictions and their ilm al kalam has been developed precisely to defend the indefensible. Ilm al kalam  is the anti-thesis of logic which has zero tolerance for contradictions.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/13/2019 12:26:45 AM



  • Mr. Zuma says, “The phrase, Whithersoever ye turn... there is the presence of Allah, in Quran 2:115 implies Allah can be located everywhere instead of restricting it to Arab.

    Allah Almighty is omnipresent (present everywhere) by Himself. He does not need anyone to make him omnipresent. Therefore Zuma’s using passive verb to express this creed is categorically wrong.

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/12/2019 10:34:23 PM



  • Comment 1- Dear Sultan Shahin Saheb, you have posed interesting questions. I left many implications in this article because it had been lengthy. But I will put them under the comment section through your questions posed to me.

    You said to me, “you seem to be putting overwhelming reliance on the argument that the definite article al limits the meaning of Al-Naasin this Hadith to only the specific people or Mushrikeen of Makka or maybe Arabia.”

    I read my own article again but I could not find that I had put overwhelming reliance on the argument of alif laam meem or al. This argument, if unsupported by the concept of war mentioned in the Quran and other Ahadith, will be merely a linguistic argument. We know that only linguistic method is not sufficient to reach the understanding of the message of the Quran or Sunnah or Ahadith. If this alif lam argument had not been supported by the Quran and Ahadith to mean that al-naas in this hadith was meant only for a specific group of people, this would have been selective argument and urged the reader to pose the question “why the same selective argument is not applicable to other verses of the Quran in which the words ‘al-nas’, ‘al-qaum’ or al-alamin etc have been used?” Therefore I could not put overwhelming reliance on the alif-lam argument; rather I had to adopt the meaning supported by the Quran, other war-related ahadith and implications of all the four imams of Islamic Jurisprudence; which all together are important for to consider.

    General terms in Arabic are sometimes used for specific people. The early scholars found out many such examples in the holy Quran.

    For example, Allah Almighty says, “The people [al-nas] said to them, “Indeed, the people [al-nas] have gathered against you, so fear them.” But it [merely] increased them in faith, and they said, "Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.” (3:173). In this ayat, the word al-nas is mentioned twice. The point to note is that what is meant by the first ‘al-nas’ [people] cannot be all the people [al-nas].  In the text, “When the people [al-nas] said to them”, is it all the people on the earth who said? If so then who are they saying to? At this point our logic might take us to many possibilities such as 1) they said to themselves, 2) they said to other people. When we read the implications of this ayat through the hadith to know its context, reason of revelation, uses of general terms for specific reasons, we reach the level of surety which gives us the benefit of ilm al-yaqin. We are thus sure of the fact that the first ‘people’ [al-nas] who are saying differ from the people who are being told, yet both [the people who said and the people who were being told] have been referred to as the people [al-nas]. Supported by ahadith, all the books of tafsir mention that what is meant by the first ‘people’/al-nas is Nuaym Ibn Masud and his likes and what is meant by the second ‘people’ in this ayat [...the people have gathered against you..] is Abu Sufiyan and the confederates.

    (Continued)

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/12/2019 10:00:36 PM



  • The verse supports Allah does not belong to Arab only since it belongs to east and west:
    وَلِلَّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ ۚ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
    To Allah belong the east and the West: Whithersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah. For Allah is all-Pervading, all-Knowing."
    The phrase, Whithersoever ye turn... there is the presence of Allah, in Quran 2:115 implies Allah can be located everywhere instead of restricting it to Arab.
    The same is in the extracts below:
    سَيَقُولُ السُّفَهَاءُ مِنَ النَّاسِ مَا وَلَّاهُمْ عَنْ قِبْلَتِهِمُ الَّتِي كَانُوا عَلَيْهَا ۚ قُلْ لِلَّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ ۚ يَهْدِي مَنْ يَشَاءُ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
    The fools among the people will say: "What hath turned them from the Qibla to which they were used?" Say: To Allah belong both east and West: He guideth whom He will to a Way that is straight."
    By zuma - 1/12/2019 3:08:18 PM



  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus Saheb, you seem to be putting overwhelming reliance on the argument that the definite article al limits the meaning of Al-Naas in this Hadith to only the specific people or Mushrikeen of Makka or maybe Arabia. But would the same logic not limit the prophethood of Hazrat Mohammad (peace be upon him) to merely Makka or Arabia rather than mankind as Al-Naas or Lin-Naas, is also used in verses of Quran like 2:185, 3: 110, 7:158, 34:28, etc, proclaiming his prophethood for all mankind, as we understand today?

    By using the definite article in these verses, is God telling us that the Prophet was appointed as a messenger for this Arabian region alone, as were other prophets who were asked to propagate their message in their own regions or among the people who understood the language in which the message was revealed to them?

    But this would contradict the meaning we derive from words like Aalemoon or Aalemin for which the Prophet is appointed a messenger in verses like, Q. 25:1, 21:107, 38:87, 12:104, 6:90, 81:27, etc.

    By Sultan Shahin - 1/12/2019 8:14:27 AM



  • Kate Stewart on his twitter account writes (at 1:01 AM - 27 Dec 2018), “As a convert to Islam, I was amazed to discover the detailed rights given to women in the religion. The stereotyping of Muslim women as 'oppressed' is part of an anti-Muslim global narrative, but still there are thousands of us who have looked deeper and found the truth.”

    By Kaniz Fatma - 12/27/2018 7:32:36 PM



  • @Naseer sb,

    You have expressed facts. Today I read in Inquilab an article of Khalid Rahmani in which he wrote, “the western county raise slogans over freedom speech and in this they exceed so much that they respect nudity and at the same time they deny the freedom of right of the muslim who want to attire burqa, hijab or any other covering dress. This is double standard”

    I think people are not interested in women rights but in finding out possibilities to criticize Islam while Muslim women who have understood Islam by their studies think that Islam is doing best protection for them.

    By Kaniz Fatma - 12/27/2018 7:28:07 PM



  • after all judaism, christianity and islam are dayaadis. they derive from a man who thought nothing of beheading his own son on the basis of an auditory hallucination.

    after a religion based on "ahimsa" gave us the rohingyas. so you can guess how "peaceful" a religion based on auditory hallucination with voilent messages.

    fight to finish is what tribal dayaadis do best. abrahamic religions are nothing but different versions of the epic of gilgamesh.

    the only common factor among all three is the pathological idol hatred, polytheism hatred and a megalomaniacal monotheism. world conquest has always been their dream. but the world is not something that some nonsense religion can take over as if it was the persian empire.
    By anandarao313@yahoo.com - 12/27/2018 4:16:15 PM



  • Ms Kaniz Fatima,
    People are intolerant of those they feel threatened by. Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism are too alien for the Christian West to worry about.
    The Hindus in India however show intolerance of the Muslims and the Christians because they feel threatened by the evangelizing character of their religions. They feel that they will lose their numbers to these faiths. In the past also, Hinduism felt threatened by Buddhism and drove it out of the country after Buddhism lost political patronage of the kings. 
    The Pagans in Mecca felt threatened by the new religion and opposed it.
    Christianity fears Islam because it has the power to spread among the Christians. There are many pastors and priests besides laymen who have accepted Islam and the religion continues to spread among them.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/27/2018 4:28:15 AM



  • Someone asked me this question. Please reply.

    "Europe had first problem with Judaism, now with Islam. No issue with Hinduism, Buddhism or Sikhism. Is there a culture of intolerance among Abrahamic religions?"

    By Kaniz Fatma - 12/26/2018 11:32:31 PM



  • Aayina,
    Please read the following article:

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/26/2018 10:06:01 PM



  • To Nasser Ahmed & Fatima Kazmi
    From non-Muslim prospective
    "Will not belive" gives political power and might to kill other, as truth as per Mohmmad paigamber, no matter what you convince with this new truth or not convinced you are bound to accept it, which comes with sword if you do not belive, it is that simple, this what I can interpret but scholars here are deciving others and themselves, in any era of earth this can be understood this way only as long people understand the language it is written.
    This is what exactly happen to while I was doing chat online Islamic website, the end  of the chat was that if do not believe in Islam, be ready for fight, sword will tell the truth as God is always wil muslim that was outcome of debat,
    I will give link try it yourself.
    That is the reason we do not trust moderate their interpretation is same as others but they try to deceive us.
    By Aayina - 12/26/2018 6:33:16 PM



  • @Naseer sb, 
    I agree with this line "Our concern should be with eliminating oppression and injustice without bothering about the faith of the oppressor or the oppressed." 
    By Kaniz Fatma - 12/26/2018 3:16:33 AM



  • Ms Kaniz Fatima,

    Consider the verse:

    (2:143) Thus, have We made of you an Ummat justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses (Shuhada) over the nations, and the Messenger a witness (Shaheeda) over yourselves;

     

    The Messenger’s function as a witness over the Muslims is to provide evidence to God on the Day of Judgment that His message was delivered.

    Other prophets will similarly provide evidence and will also be given an opportunity to intercede. For an example, read verses 5:109 to 118 which describe how Jesus Christ (pbuh) will provide such evidence on the Day of Judgment and what his words of intercession would be.

    Those who do Dawah among the followers of the Messenger in turn will provide evidence of having spread this message to the rest of the world.

    (39:68) The Trumpet will (just) be sounded, when all that are in the heavens and on earth will swoon, except such as it will please Allah (to exempt). Then will a second one be sounded, when, behold, they will be standing and looking on!

    (69) And the Earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord: the Record (of Deeds) will be placed (open); the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward and a just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be wronged (in the least).

    (70) And to every soul will be paid in full (the fruit) of its Deeds; and (Allah) knoweth best all that they do.

     

    The Shuhuda communicate the message through words as well as by example. Their life, deeds and every action is in accordance with the religion of Allah. They provide evidence to the people about Allah, His attributes and His religion by what they say and by what they do. They also provide witness or evidence to God that His message has been properly communicated. They are exemplars par excellence. The highest category of the Shuhada is the prophets and the people who do Dawah in an exemplary manner by word and deed.

    The Quran recognizes several paths as the correct paths and in general, assures that:

    (2:112) Nay,-whoever submits His whole self to Allah and is a doer of good,- He will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

    The witnesses on the Day of Judgment will be all the prophets and their followers who can be categorized as “Shuhuda”.

    The power to grant intercession is with Allah only and no one can intercede or so much as utter a word without Allah’s permission. No prophet or person can therefore assure all those who claim to be their followers of their intercession.

    The best to intercede on a person’s behalf are his/her own deeds and when these fall insufficient, and yet Allah wants to admit the person to Heaven, will He allow intercession for the person. The Grace to grant intercession and forgiveness, is with Allah only.

    The Christians, the Jews and the Muslims exaggerate when they say that their prophets will get them through the ordeal, or that they will have to suffer in the Hell for only a short period.

    The followers of Muhammad (pbuh) have the perfected and complete deen with them and if with that advantage, they cannot be better than the others, they will fall behind the others on the Day of Judgment.

    (2:148) To each is a goal to which Allah turns him; then strive together (as in a race) Towards all that is good. Wheresoever ye are, Allah will bring you Together. For Allah Hath power over all things.

    Beliefs are a means to excelling in deeds and it is only our deeds that will matter. Read the entire Quran carefully and you will find that there is no reward for simply believing. False beliefs will of course lead us to disaster – for example, the belief that the Prophet will get us through if we have recited the Kalima, irrespective of our deeds.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/26/2018 2:56:41 AM



  • Shaykh Ahmad Al-Faruqi reported that Shah Naqshband said,

    “The community of Muhammad (peace be upon him) includes whoever comes after the prophet (peace be upon him). It is composed of the three types: ummat al-dawah, ummat al-ijaba, and ummat al-mutabaa.

    Ummat al dawah: absolutely everyone who came after the Prophet peace be upon him and simply heard his message. That the Prophet peace be upon him came to all people without exception is clear from many verses in the Quran. Furthermore his community is the moderating witness over all other communities and the Prophet peace be upon him is the one witness over everybody including the other communities and their own respective witnesses.

    Ummat al ijaba: those who accepted the message.

    Ummat al-mutabaa: those who accepted the message and followed the footsteps of the Prophet peace be upon him.

    All of these categories of the prophet’s community are saved. If they are not saved by their deeds, then they are saved by the intercession of the prophet according to his saying, “my intercession is for the sinners of my community”

    (Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition by Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, p.222)

    Naseer sb,

    Do you have anything to comment upon this division of ummat?

    By Kaniz Fatma - 12/26/2018 1:17:15 AM



  • Ms Kaniz Fatima,

    You have got me wrong. Take verse 9:5 which is about the Mushrikin to whom the Prophet himself had preached for 13 years, who were among the people who drove him out of Mecca and among the people who fought against him and yet the Quran does not refer to them as Kafir. 

    The majority of the people simply follow their leader or the traditions of their forefathers. They have neither the time nor the intellect to study and choose. Such people, when their leaders are eliminated, follow the new leaders. They are not by themselves evil but people without real freedom and subject to the authority of the powerful leaders.

    Why should it be anybody's concern about who will be considered as Kafir by Allah?

    Our concern should be with eliminating oppression and injustice without bothering about the faith of the oppressor or the oppressed.

    It is only for Allah to judge who is a kafir and punish them  in this world or in the Hereafter and many believers will fall in this category and many of those we consider "disbelievers" will not fall in this category.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/26/2018 12:59:44 AM



  • @Zuma,
    The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī)
    This hadith is missing in practice of Muslims all over the world. By Kaniz Fatma - 12/25/2018 10:10:41 PM



  • Dear Shahin sir,
    So it means disbelievers are those who have not been given dawat of Islam. According to Naseer sb, these disbelivers are not kafirin.
    Disbelievers who do not accept dawat of islam are from the category of “those who will not believe”. These disbelievers who do not believe will become ‘kafirin’.
    This is tricky and somewhat difficult in many ways.
    But Sufis divide people into two ways; ummat dawat and ummat ijabat. By Kaniz Fatma - 12/25/2018 10:06:58 PM



  • If the prophet would not spare the life of pagan, why should the book #36, hadith #465 (mentions), "Allah's Apostle...hired... a pagan (follower of the religion of the pagans of Quraish)..." without forcing him to forsake his religion to become Muslim? All these prove you are wrong that the Prophet would kill those who renounced Islam. As the Prophet accepted this pagan to be his expert guide as mentioned in this hadith verse, it proves that he did not treat all non-Arabians to be haram. By zuma - 12/25/2018 8:24:37 AM



  • dr. A. Anburaj, if the Prophet would kill those who renounced Islam, why should the book #34, hadith #419, (supported he traded with a pagan without killing him since it mentions)....We were with the Prophet when a tall pagan...driving his sheep. The prophet asked him, "Are those sheep for sale or for gifts?" The pagan replied, "They are for sale." The Prophet bought one sheep from him." As the prophet did not order his followers to slaughter this pagan, it refutes the teaching that he would order to slaughter those who renounced Islam. By zuma - 12/25/2018 8:19:22 AM



  • dr A. Anburaj, if it were true that those who renounced Islam were killed in the era of Muslims, why should book #63, hadith #210, "(mentions) The pagans were of two kinds as regards their relationship to the Prophet and the Believers. Some...were at war...the others were those with whom the Prophet made a treaty, and neither did the Prophet fight them, nor did they fight him...". If you were right that he would kill those who renounced Muslims, why should he spare those pagans to whom he had treaty with them? By zuma - 12/25/2018 8:11:39 AM



  • dr A. Anburaj, as you have mentioned those who renounced Muslims were killed, your words imply Allah also accepts non-Arabians who did not renounce Muslims.  As that was so in the past, how could you claim non-Arabians were haram?  As non-Arabians could become Muslims, how could you condemn all non-Arabians to be haram?  You derive your own definition from no way from Quran but your own definition that only Arabians are non-haram.  If only Arabians can be non-haram, none of the people other than those whose genealogies can be traced from Arab can be Muslims.  Do you have any Quranic verse to support all non-Arabians are haram?  If yes, all non-Arabians should abandon their religions to be Muslims.  That is not true.  Any non-Arabians can be non-haram if they are converted to Muslims.  As non-Arabians can be non-haram, Quran is meant for all the people in this world and not only for Arabians.  As Quran is for all the people in this world, there is no reason to treat non-Arabians to be haram.
    By zuma - 12/25/2018 7:58:35 AM



  • The author is a cheat. The Chief Airm of  All wars that pro.Mohammed had  waged, was  accept His Leadership and become a Muslim. Those who renounced Islam were Killed. Asma the Jewish poetess was killed  for criticising Pro.Mohammed. The above article  teems with untruth.  By dr.A.Anburaj - 12/25/2018 5:58:53 AM



  • Dear Kaniz Fatima, Naseer Saheb has said: 'The Kafirin are not the disbelievers but those who will not believe."
    There is a difference between do not and will not. 
    You are making the kind of mistake  our Supreme Court made recently in understanding Government's affidavit on Rafale deal. 
    By Sultan Shahin - 12/25/2018 3:58:15 AM



  • It is no concern of any human being about another human being whether that person is a "disbeliever" or a "person who will not believe"

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/25/2018 3:02:17 AM



  • It is very difficult to understand difference between "disbelievers and those who do not believe" By Kaniz Fatma - 12/25/2018 1:32:39 AM



  • To Nasser Ahmed 
    I read it your last comment thoroughly, it shows that Allah is more like smart human, what ever you said is still relevant for any new change and regime.
    It exactly match For BJP a new face of political power because people especially powerful people were used and was in close connection with old system of congress.
    But we all know many left congress and many aligned with BJP, a media which aligned is called Godi media.
    But we also know many had aligned after threatening.
    We also know that some will never  align with BJP
    Now What surprised me is your Allah get impatient and ready to kill at the end, people who lived in forefather land were told to leave or fight, what kind of God is this, any way Quran we read is Utmmans  political Quran, turth was lost when he burned lots other first hand copies.
    I belive their can be some truth but not completely, a book called Khulasa from Prnami faith clearly mentions how Real Quran was taken away as courroupt people took charge of Islam.
    I am kind of person who will never align with other courroupt or even non curroupt who threaten me for life, because life is going to go away one day but arrogance and hegemony cannot be accepted if it comes from pride of being powerful.
    What you have written shows God would have kill the people if his superiority is not excepted 1400 year ago if I and many like me(mostly atheist) cannot accept wrong superiority of humans in base of threatning of life, how can be God who use his/her power through his Avtars or Paigmebrs.
    Thanks for answering anyway, your answer is also universal in nature but it shows hint of Human phycological behaviour which expressed in many way and behaviour God in explain is non other than human, God need something more than miracles and more compassionate behaviour.
    More or more I read this website It confirm Quran is man made, because I find the human qualities of Quran Allah's
    It's seems Jesus and was more Compassionate than Allah of Quran.
    You can keep your opinion and faith.
    My intentions is only to make sure how we has Hindus have to protect and retaliate ourselves form violent nature of Quran which can be used anything in future as it has always used in Muslim history past
    You may be thinking why I am stressing this, but I have been called kafir openly when I was kid and in Muslim gathering when I was in my Adulthood.
    When violent narrative comes up on the top and gain political power, and those Muslim  who want to kill Hindus are not going to belive what so ever you tell them( it exactly like your meaning of Kafir, who will never belive)they will kill, Kasmir pandits is live example in India.
    Thorough history I have never seen a Mass Muslim army is in protection of non-Muslims and that is the reason I have called scholars hypocrates because they know once coverted by force under political power converted for all time, this what hiddenly supported by so called rational Muslims.
    By Aayina - 12/25/2018 1:06:20 AM



  • Aayina, The Kafirin are not the disbelievers but those who will not believe

     بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ

    لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ

    وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ

    وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ

    وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ

    لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ

     Surah Al-Kafirun is an early Meccan Surah (chronological order 18) and is addressed to the Kafirun among the Mushrikun. These Kafirun are told that neither do they nor will they worship what the Prophet worships. These are words of finality and such Kafir will not believe. Who are they? We can identify a few of them. The Prophet faced very hostile opposition to his mission right from the early days. The violent opponents were Abu Jahl mentioned from his behavior in Surah 96 Al –Alaq, chronologically the first Surah to be revealed, Surah 68 Al –Qalam or the Pen (chronology 2), speaks of Walid ibn Mughiyrah who was peculiarly despicable. He was a ringleader in calumniating the Prophet and who came to an evil end not long after the battle of Badr, in which he received injuries. Walid ibn Mughayrah was a wealthy Sybarite, and an inveterate enemy to the Prophet. He and Abu Jahl did all they could, from the beginning of the preaching of Islam, to abuse and persecute the Prophet, to run down his doctrine, and to injure those who believed in it. Surah 111 Al –Masad (chronological order 6) is about Abu Lahab and his wife who were also enemies of the Prophet. These and their active associates and helpers are the Kafirun that the Surah Al-Kafirun addresses. The chronological number of this Surah is 18 and may have been revealed 8 years before Hijrah during which the Prophet continued to do Da’wah among the Mushrikun leaving alone the Kafirun.

     إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ أَأَنذَرْتَهُمْ أَمْ لَمْ تُنذِرْهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

     (2:6) As to the Kafaru, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe.

     If Kafaru means disbeliever, then the above verse means that it is futile to do Da’wah among the disbelievers. This is obviously incorrect and clearly therefore, Kafaru does not mean disbeliever, but those with characteristics of a person who will never believe such as Abu Lahab.

     فَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَجَاهِدْهُم بِهِ جِهَادًا كَبِيرًا

     Al-Furqaan / The Criterion (25: 52) Therefore listen/obey not to the Kafirin, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness.

     The above verse is about not doing Da’wah to the Kafirin because it is pointless to do dawah to them but striving against them to defeat their nefarious designs.

     Hud (11:36) It was revealed to Noah: "None of thy people will believe except those who have believed already! So grieve no longer over their (evil) deeds.

     After the above verse was revealed, no one believed – not even Noah’s son.

     Compare 11:36 with the post migration Medinian verses 8:32 and 33 in which Allah does not consider the majority of the Mushrikin as Kafirin or those who will not believe but people who could ask for pardon and accept belief.

     وَإِذْ قَالُوا اللَّهُمَّ إِن كَانَ هَٰذَا هُوَ الْحَقَّ مِنْ عِندِكَ فَأَمْطِرْ عَلَيْنَا حِجَارَةً مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ أَوِ ائْتِنَا بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ

    وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَأَنتَ فِيهِمْ ۚ وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ مُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ

     Al-Anfaal / The Spoils of War (8:32) Remember how they said: "O Allah if this is indeed the Truth from Thee, rain down on us a shower of stones from the sky, or send us a grievous penalty." (33) But Allah was not going to send them a penalty whilst thou wast amongst them; nor was He going to send it whilst they could ask for pardon.

     Not all the disbelievers are Kafir who will not believe. There are people who are disbelievers because they lack knowledge (لَّا يَعْلَمُونَ  9:6) or those who fear persecution from the Kafirin if they accept belief as is clear from 10:83 below:

    (10:83) But none believed in Moses except some children of his people, because of the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs, lest they should persecute them; and certainly Pharaoh was mighty on the earth and one who transgressed all bounds.

    The disbelievers who are not Kafir will believe once the leaders of Kufr who are preventing them from accepting belief are removed and once they gain true knowledge.

    When the Quran uses Kafir for one who has no faith in God and has rejected belief, such a person is also Zalim, Mujrim, Fasiq, Musrif, Mufsid, Alin and Mutakabbir

    When Kafir is used for one who has rejected belief, and one who will not believe, such a person is not simply a disbeliever, but someone like Satan, Pharaoh, Abu Jahl or Abu Lahab. He/she is also a Zalim (oppressor), Mujrim (criminal), Fasiq (one who transgresses all limits of what is right), Musrif (extravagant), Mufsid (mischief monger), haughty, proud and arrogant. To quote Pickthall, “In the Qur’an I find two meanings (of a Kafir), which become one the moment that we try to realize the divine standpoint. The Kafir in the first place, is not the follower of any religion. He is the opponent of Allah’s benevolent will and purpose for mankind - therefore the disbeliever in the truth of all religions, the disbeliever in all Scriptures as of divine revelation, the disbeliever to the point of active opposition in all the Prophets (pbut) whom the Muslims are bidden to regard, without distinction, as messengers of Allah.”

    The characteristics of Pharaoh the archetype Kafir:

    L-Mus’rifīna (extravagant, given to excesses) 10:83, 44:31

    Fasiq (rebel, wicked, transgressor) 28:32,

    L-Muf’sidīna (mischievous) 7:103, 28:4,

    Khāṭiīna (sinner, wrong doer) 28:8,

    ʿĀliyan, LaʿĀlin (arrogant, tyrant) 44:31, 10:83

    Mutakabbir (arrogant, insolent, haughty, proud) 29:39, 10:75

    Kafarū Biāyāti L-Lahi (Rejecter of the signs of Allah) 8:52

    Zalim (wrong-doer, oppressor) 8:54

    A Kafir is not simply any disbeliever, but one who will not believe because of the traits described above.

    40:37 Thus was made alluring, in Pharaoh´s eyes, the evil of his deeds, and he was hindered from the Path; and the plot of Pharaoh led to nothing but perdition (for him).

    When Kafir is used in the context of a man’s faith, it acquires the most odious meaning. Kafir when used in this context, is a Zalim, Mujrim, Fasiq, Mufsid or a tyrant, sinner a pervert transgressor of all that is good and reasonable and a mischief monger. These are indeed the synonyms of Kafir in such a context. He is not simply a disbeliever but congenitally incapable of belief. He is covered with arrogance, haughtiness, selfishness, perversity etc. The type of person Allah will never bless with faith. This word does not apply to an ordinary non-Muslim or disbeliever.

    Kafir Is Not Used For the Disbelievers Even In the Very Last Verses of the Revelations

    Among the very last verses about the Mushrikin of Mecca is verse 9:5, in which Allah announces the penalty of death on those vanquished Mushrikin who had fought the Muslims violating their treaty, if they remain in Hijaz at the end of the four-month amnesty period without accepting Islam. In this verse also, such people are not referred to as Kafir or as people who will not believe, because the verse holds out the possibility that they may accept Islam. And indeed, all of them accepted Islam and no one was killed as per verse 9:5.

    To call anyone a Kafir for his beliefs involves passing a judgment. Allah did not pass such a judgment on a people among whom the Prophet had preached for 13 years, who then drove him out of Mecca, fought battles to annihilate the Muslims, violated their treaties, were vanquished eight years later, were not avenged for eighteen months after their defeat, and yet remained disbelievers. Even such people were considered potential believers and therefore not Kafir or not among those who will not believe. If such people are not called Kafir in the Quran, then how can anyone be considered as Kafir for his beliefs? It is only Allah who can judge a person as Kafir and it is not only the non-Muslims who will be so judged, but many among the Muslims who are oppressors, sinners, transgressors, mischief mongers, ingrate rebels will also be among the ranks of the Kafirin. Indeed, we have seen from the verses of the Quran that a Kafir can be from among any people including the believers. Calling a person Kafir for his beliefs when he does not have the traits of a Kafir described in the article, is derogation, slander and a travesty. Those who do so are the Zalim, Mujrim, Fasiq and Mufsid or the unjust, criminal, transgressors and mischief mongers.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/24/2018 11:24:11 PM



  • Aayina,
    Read the article to understand the meaning of kafir:

    1.      Revisiting the Meaning of Kafir

     And read the following articles to understand against whom and what is fighting ordained.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/24/2018 10:53:56 PM



  • To Nasser. Ahmed
    You remain shun is nothing new that what so called moderate Muslims do and help hardcore Muslims.
    Ctd from last comment.
    I said I disagree with Kafir as " those who will not belive" there is flaw in this, this can be said as disbeliever.
    In my opinion Mr Naseer Ahmed is keeping door open fo jihadist to elobrate who is disbeliever or " those who will no belive" in contast with Islam and will start to kill.
    While the original meaning of word which was in contast with seed hidden under the earth.
    Hatts off and person like disregards this so called moderate is because they leave the room for fascist and blood thirsty Muslims.
    The meaning which I have written is universal, explained by some layman Muslim than scholars like who like to confront with other faiths all time and this interpretation  can be applied by any person to person who is trying to hide the truth, knowingly even though they have undershood the truth.
    By Aayina - 12/24/2018 10:29:42 PM



  • Can anyone answer why did Maulana Salman Nadvi have different views in different places? First he supported isis then denied support in media and then said something else?

    Read the evidence please and answer me.

    'Recruit Sunnis for a Powerful Global Islamic Army to Fight Shias and Help Muslims in Need; Five Lakh Brave Indian Youth Will Be Provided': Maulana Salman Nadvi to Saudi Government

    http://www.newageislam.com/d/98206

    i am not much expert but I know such steps taken by such a well known maulana will harm the muslim community. Today muslims are in trouble it is more because of inability of such maulana to address the problem and solve the issue.

    By Kaniz Fatma - 12/24/2018 10:28:18 PM



  • "imposing a faith on others is not only wrong but it is inexcusable."
    This is good line of thinking agreeably to Islamic teachings. 
    By Kaniz Fatma - 12/23/2018 8:43:48 PM



  • Hats off should have read Quran 9:29 (Mohsin Khan translation, out of context since it mentions), "Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last day...and those who acknowledge not...Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdue." 

    Before reading Quran 9:29, he should also meditate Quran 9:28, "(since it mentions)...Mushrikun (Polytheists...are Najasun (impure)....".  There is no reason to assume Buddhists, Christians, Jews who believe in God and do righteous deeds to be impure or else there is no reason for him to save them since Quran 2:62, "(mentions)...

    Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."  As Allah permits them to have no fear, he certainly saves all of them and certainly not treat them to be impure. 

    The only possible reason to think that they could be impure was these people in the past did evil things against Muslims and that was to battle against them.  As these non-Muslims who believed in God battled against Muslims, they were impure before Allah since they did evil before him, i.e. by killing Muslims. 

    No doubt they believed in Allah, he did not spare these evil doers to paradise since Quran 2:81, "(mentions)...Whosoever earns evil and his sin has surrounded him, they are dwellers of...Hell...".  As Quran 9:28, "(mentions they were)...impure (since they battled against Muslims)...", it led Quran 9:29, "(to mention)...they (had to) pay the Jizyah with willing submission..." until they had submitted to Allah with full obedience due their killing was considered to be evil in his sight.  As Buddhists, Christians and Jews are not evil in this contemporary world to stir up evil against Muslims, there is no reason to assume them to be Quran 9:28, "...Najasun (impure)..".  As none of them are impure since none continue battle against Muslims, Quran 9:29 does not apply to them. 

    Besides, as those other people who do not believe in Allah do not battle against Muslims in this modern world, none commit evil deeds.  As none commit evil deeds to kill Muslims, Quran 9:29 is not applicable to unbelievers in this modern world.  This is by virtue of Quran 9:28, "(is meant for those) Mushrikun...(who) are Najasun (impure)...(who did battle against Muslims in the past)."  Quran 2:191, "(Mohsin Khan translation - mentions the evil unbelievers in the past since it mentions)...they (first) fight you there...".  Quran 2:81 condemns these people even some might believe in Allah to be impure due to their evil intention to kill Muslims for they will have a place in hell.  Only those who believed in Allah do good deeds will have a place in paradise instead of those who believed and yet do evil to kill Muslims.  To them, they have to give jizyah due to the sins to commit.  Quran 9:29 mentions they have to be in willing submission to the truth that only those who do good deeds can go paradise instead of those who do evil, i.e. battled against Muslims.  Quran 4:90, "(Mohsin Khan translation - mentions)...if they withdraw from you, and fight not against you, and offer you peace, then Allah has opened no way for you against them." 

    As Quran 4:90 mentions Allah has opened no  way for you against them if they cease their battle against Muslims, it is irrational for Hats Off to support they can still be against them to force them to pay jiziyah.  As non-Muslims do not do evil to battle against Muslims in this modern day, it is irrational to collect jizyah from them. 

    By zuma - 12/23/2018 2:04:37 AM



  • To Naseer Ahmed.
    I am in disagreement with Naseer Ahmed wit the meaning of "Kafir(those who will not believe)"
     Kafir means ( those who will hide the truth)
    Through out the histroy people are always believers there are very less Athiest.
    Through out the history there are liars who hide the truth behind anything, likewise manuplaters in Hindu version used idols to manupalte, the true purpose of idol were defeated.
    Likewise in Abrahimc relgion when removed the idol and introduced superhuman called Allah who is formless and cannot be seen, the manuplaters find even more open ground to manuplate humans more.
    Meaning of Kafir is is simple  like black and white, the people who know and understand the truth but hide from others by Manuplating other humans.
    For manuplaters doesn't matter that it is formless God or in idol form, they will always do it.
    By Aayina - 12/23/2018 12:39:02 AM



  • Whether that Hadith is true or false,  we must know  on our own, using our own intelligence or common sense, that forcefully imposing a faith on others is not only wrong but it is inexcusable. 

    We cannot fault God if people are unable on their own to make simple distinctions between what is right and what is wrong.

    Having the ability to differentiate between right and wrong is  essential  not only for Muslims but for all human beings.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/22/2018 1:30:34 PM



  • When people disobeyed their prophets, those prophets sometimes complained to their lord and said:

    Our people are not listening to us, nor heeding our words, but on the contrary, are attacking us with curses and stones and are making us suffer._

    Allah almighty replied:

    As i order you, so you must do; if they listen or not is none of your concern, for your duty is only to deliver my commands. _

    Do not look after them, in order to see who is sinning, your duty is in relaying the message (tabligh), and it is mine to take account (muhasaba) - _

    On the last day, i will draw the account not before._

    Therefore, how allah almighty will deal with his people in the end is a secret belonging to him and him only.

    By nugget - 12/22/2018 6:43:02 AM



  • if such a deep, nuanced and wonderful knowledge of arabic is needed to understand the Qur'an then it is a fact that it is in favour of arabic speakers. allah is a liguistic chauvinist.

    so it is not universal.

    in fact allah in his book says that the prophet was brought in because until that point there was no arabic (arabian?) prophet.

    honesty requires that we realize there are millions upon millions of non-arabians. if the word of an imagined god is in arabic, you have lost claim to universality.
    By hats off! - 12/22/2018 5:10:19 AM



  • If one has an understanding of the Quran, he will realize that no one except those in whom Allah finds some goodness are made to listen to the Message and accept Islam (See verse 8:23).  Allah does not bless the evil with Islam and the worst are branded by Allah as Kafir (those who will not believe) in their lifetime itself and these will never believe even if they live for a thousand years. The examples from history are the Pharaoh to whom Moses was sent, Qarun, Haman, Abu Jahal, Abu Lahab, the people of Noah, Thamud, Aad and Lut destroyed by Allah etc. Where is the question of forcing evil people to accept Islam?  

    Belief is therefore the most precious gift and blessing from Allah.  Why would Allah command the Prophet to force this gift and blessing on the worst of the people?
    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/22/2018 5:09:27 AM



  • "“I have been commanded to fight some specific people until they say ‘There is no god but Allah ....”

    Obviously some specific people meant in this Hadith were those who had persecuted the Prophet and his followers for as long as 14 or 15 years in the city of Makkah."

    No matter who those specific people were and what their crimes were, if the Prophet was commanded to fight until such people were compelled to accept Islam by reciting the kalima, they are being compelled. The Prophet and Allah (nauzobillah) are then both guilty of violating "Let there be no compulsion in religion". This is preposterous and a calumny against Allah and the Prophet. There is no choice but to trash the hadith as inspired by Satan.

    It is not only the extremists who are misguided by the hadith but even scholars such as Ibn Al-Arabi, Shah Waliullah, Raza Ahmad Khan, Javed Ghamidi, Malulana Waheeduddin Khan, al-Shabi, al-Hasan, Qatadah, al-Dahhaq etc.  

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/22/2018 4:38:56 AM



  • Hadith 2:24, "...I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah...".  Read the verse above carefully, the phrase, by Allah, is mentioned.  As the phrase, by Allah, is mentioned above, it implies the fight is only possible if Allah gives the instruction.  Again it deals with Allah's will.  The same as in Quran 2:7 (Mohsin Khan translation), "Allah has set a seal on their hearts on their hearing...".  Both of the above verses deal directly to Allah's will.  Do these verses contradict Allah's will since Quran 2:7 mentions Allah is to one to cause people not to believe and yet Hadith verse above supports he calls Apostles to destroy those whom He does not have the will to have them to believe in him?  No, it is erroneous to contradict his will contradicts between these two verses.  This is due to non-believers were violent at the time when Prophet Muhammad was around.  Quran 2:191 (Mohsin Khan translation), "(even mentions)...fight not with them...unless they (first) fight you there...if they attack you, then kill them...".  The phrase, fight not with them,...unless they (first) fight you there, in Quran 2:191 implies Muslims were facing danger with unbelievers and they were those who started to have battle with them.  If Allah did not have his will in the Hadith to call Muslims at that time to defend themselves for the battle from them, all the Muslims would have slaughtered by them.  As a result, Allah called them to slaughter them.  The phrase, unless they (first) fight you, in Quran 2:191 implies Muslims fight only if they start to battle with them.  Terrorists should not abuse these Hadith verse for their battle since non-believers nowadays are not violent as in the past to battle with Muslims.  As non-believers nowadays are not violent as in the past, this hadith verse cannot be applicable to this modern day.  Quran 4:90 (Mohsin Khan translation, mentions), "...if they withdraw from you, and fight not against you, and offer you peace, then Allah has opened no way for you against them.".  As non-believers cease in battle with Muslims, there is no reason to terrorists to stir up battle to them so as to comply with Quran 4:90.  Thus, the Hadith verse cannot be applicable to this modern day and terrorists must not abuse this verse since it has no implication to this modern day especially non-believers cease in battle against Muslims. By zuma - 12/22/2018 4:14:37 AM