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  • Everything started by Islam. It thought animals how to eat and humans how to eat animals, that how it is best. Islam thought how wear cloths before ...
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  • In Bangaladesh and Pakistan hindus are facing extermination. No one is bothered about that.
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  • Naseersaab keeps repeating arguments that have already been shot down several times. He ....
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  • As I had predicted, Naseersaab is now in full takfiri mode! He wants to make my beliefs an issue instead of defending...
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  • There is no excuse whatever for any country having any blasphemy laws. Free speech....
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  • Well then GM sb, if you agree that in the Quran not all the disbelievers are kafir, then kafir cannot mean disbeliever just as terrorist ...
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  • A believer never has a problem proclaiming his belief very proudly. Neither does a disbeliever have a problem. It is only a hypocrite who has a....
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  • Naseer saab, I know what the dictionary definition of kafir is. I also know what some learned people have said about how the word....
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  • Naseersaab again has to use abusive words like "hypocrite". He is truly shameless....
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  • "A fact-based analysis makes it clear that Muslims are generally trying to integrate...
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  • Trumpism masked as intellectualism.
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  • Rohingya- Children of the Great Mother India. HOMELESS Rohingya CAN be settled in the Brahmputra Basin, in a NEW Home-Stay ....
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  • The way things are moving there will be a major backlash soon .... Loosers? the Muslims!! Sad ... But they would have bought it onto ...
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  • Is GM sb with the rest of the ulema in continuing to believe that all the Mushrikin were always kafir until they accepted Islam and ...
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  • (62:5) The similitude of those who were charged with the (obligations of the) Mosaic Law, but who subsequently failed in those (obligations), is that of ...
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  • When is this brain washing under religion gone stop.How can a God be if he tells to kill others animals or people it's not God.....
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  • Poor Hats Off! He has to compulsively refute even a plausible claim which most persons would let pass without comment!
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  • Does GM Sb for the reasons given by him believe in the existence of an immortal soul? Or is he a disbeliever in the ...
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  • before the advent of islam in the world, people did not know how to breath. it was islam that taught the world to breath.
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  • The Sufis Of The 13th And 14th Centuries Paved The Way For The Bhakti Movement...
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  • Naseersaab's despicable personal abusive attacks are truly a shame for this ....
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  • Poor Naseersaab just can't get beyond calling me a hypocrite, because being....
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  • The frame of discourse of the arguments advanced and the discussion in the triple talaq judgments....
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  • No one has the right to harm another person on the pretext that he or she is not a good Muslim." Killing in the name of ...
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  • To do so is to risk being unprepared for often messy realities. ….. and to protect...
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  • As for the translation, following exactly what you say, isn't the following more correct? He enlightened the nafs to its wrong (fujur) and its right (taqwa)?....
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  • As far as blocking of advancement of religious thought on this forum is concerned, it is Yunus Sb who has been blocking it. It took me.....
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  • If we believe that religion of Islam, the Quran and the Prophet of Islam are really from true God, the creator of the Universe; ...
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  • Yunus Sb, I find your arguments very strange. You gave seven translations of the verse in support of your interpretation and I said I agree with ...
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  • GM Sb and Yunus Sb are deflecting the issue by trying to make out that the issue is one of defining the correct meaning of ...
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  • He is not. Hats Off is.'
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  • According to GM sb, non existence of an immortal soul is an outlandish theory and yet this does not mean that he believes in an ...
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  • Islam is the single reason of Global Terrorism. There is islam in the root of terrorism from begining. EVEN .....
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  • It is so difficult to get even simple points through to Naseersaab. When I tell him that the Quran does not...
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  • Naseersaab insists on adhering to his untenable analogy by ignoring...
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  • Erdogan's Turkey is taking the same path as Modi's India. Both...
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  • True, we cannot reform Islam if we cannot criticize it. However criticism of Islam must...
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  • Naseer Sahab, I say once again - because of writing too many and too lengthy commentaries you are mixing...
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    It is narrated that during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), there was a solar eclipse on the day that one of his sons died. Some people suggested that the sun eclipsed because of the young child’s death and the Prophet’s sadness on that day. However, the Holy Prophet corrected this for the people and said: “The sun and the moon are two signs among the signs of Allah. They do not eclipse because of someone’s death or life. So when you see them, invoke Allah and pray till the eclipse is clear.”....

     
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