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  • Nasser Ahmed sb, I think we are on the same page as regards fundamental precepts of Islam as well as the approach to the ...
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  • Quran 42:43 mentions that Allah has a high preference for Muslims to show patience and forgiveness to others. The following is ....
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  • Quran 2:129 mentions that Allah is almighty. The following is the extract: (سورة البقرة, Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #129)-Mohsin ....
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  • by the usual rules of debate with mr. naseer ahmed, it is surprising that he has not yet pseudo-psychoanalyzed mr. ikram ahmed and his relationship ...
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  • muslims in any country are always demanding exceptional treatment, special privileges, and accommodation....
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  • Whatever you say. All muslims want that sickening brand of saudi islam. People elsewhere however civlized or bikni hot pants wearing variety ....
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  • if a day is 50,000 years, 6 days is 6 x 50,000 years = 300,000 years and yet scientists mention that this ....
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  • Naseer Ahmad, Yes, you quote the verse that a day is a thousand years. How could it link with science that mentions it takes ....
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  • To believe in Allah is to have faith in faith. There is no need of evidence to prove the existence of Allah in order ...
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  • Excellent piece! I fully agree with the author when he says, "The way forwards for India’s Muslims is not a retreat from the political arena, ...
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  • Haque sb, I have not responded to the silly argument about omnipotence of Allah because it was irrelevant for what was being discussed and the ...
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  • The Khalifa-e- rashidin or the first four Caliphs were godly people and not born rulers or politicians. They did not take the simplest of precautions ...
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  • Bromide ! Interesting word. Sounds more like CHSO4. On Facebook we have discussed international situation quite a lot. I consider US ....
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  • I agree with the views of Naseer Ahmed sb about rational validity of a religion, which is not the same as using the holy Quran ...
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  • Dear Rashid Samnakay, Time has come to take the bull by its horn. The Sharia law, that in its hey days drew on the best ...
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  • Dear Yunus Sb, I am engaged in the same activity as yourself – demolishing the man-made sharia. My Quarnic sharia based articles listed below are proof. ....
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  • Haque Sb, What is clear is that a day referred to is not a 24 hour day. It means a period or an eon....
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  • Zuma asks "Does faith need evidence?" The answer is "yes it does". If it were not so, Ibrahim (AS) may not have asked for it ...
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  • A very important distinction Muslims must learn to make. Understanding and talking about the dichotomy will go a long way in reducing Islamophobia.....
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  • Naseer Ahmad, As Quran is not initially meant for scientific research, I am afraid the person who assisted...
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    A Muslim is one who surrounds himself with beauty and cultivates beauty within and then sees all things transfigured, wrapped up in glory and utters Subhan Allah (glory to God). For the sage every sight can evoke “Glory to God!” The Prophet (SAW) ordered good grooming. It is women rather than men who follow this order more strictly. Another mode of worshipping God that women are privileged to opt for is use of jewellery. Cosmetics (the word is derived from Cosmos – ordered whole) help “bringing ourselves into line with the Cosmos itself, by maximising our small part in its order and beauty”....

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    The Qur'an Does Not Mandate Hijab
    Ibrahim B. Syed, New Age Islam

    Some Muslim scholars are under the impression that the Arab women used to roam around with their head and bosoms totally uncovered; and the Qur’anic verse (24:31) instructed them to pull their ‘Khimar’ from their back onto their exposed bosoms. This assumption is correct as it is based on historical facts....

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