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(وإن يمسسك الله بضرّ فلا كاشف له إلا هو وإن يردك بخير فلا راد لفضله) - سورة يونس. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

"If Allah inflicts harm on you, no one can remove it but He, and if He intends good for you, no one can withhold His bounty." (10:107)
Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatu Allah Wabarakatuh

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وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ

hadith


بواسطة ‏‎Huda TV‎‏
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever sits in a place and does not remember Allah will earn the displeasure of Allah, and whoever lies down for sleep and does not remember Allah will earn the displeasure of Allah.”

Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 5040

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to An-Nawawi

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ قَالَ مَنْ قَعَدَ مَقْعَدًا لَمْ يَذْكُرْ اللَّهَ فِيهِ كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ اللَّهِ تِرَةٌ وَمَنْ اضْطَجَعَ مَضْجَعًا لَا يَذْكُرُ اللَّهَ فِيهِ كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ اللَّهِ تِرَةٌ

EQUALITY


According to the Quran, men
and women have the same
spirit, there is no superiority in
the spiritual sense between
men and women. (Qur'an 4:1,7:189,42:11)

Dialogue Between Nudity and Modesty! Shocking


بواسطة ‏‎Islam Religion‎‏
Dialogue Between Nudity and Modesty! Shocking
Posted by: Sultani 2013/08/07 in Dialogue 11 Comments

Two best friends living in US, always arguing about everything. One of them has religious mind, and the other one with secular mind, so they start dialogue about Hijjab and Niqab. The religious girl always defend and says that Hijjab is the symbol of protection for the women from men. The secular girl thought that Hijjab is the symbol of ignorance and outdated thing. Let see the full dialogue with full concentration about Nudity and Modesty:
Secular friend was saying to a Muslim friend in Niqab: ” What is the interest in covering your body and face that’s absurd !
The Niqabi friend then replied : ” for you , what is the interest in you undressing in front of the whole of France , is not that absurd ? “
S1= “I’m so tired.”
S2= ”Tired of what?”
S1= “Of all these people judging me.”
S2= ”Who judged you?”
S1= “Like that woman, every time I sit with her, she tells me to wear hijab.”
S2= “Oh, hijab and music! The mother of all topics!”
S1= “Yeah! I listen to music without hijab …haha!”
S2= “Maybe she was just giving you advice.”
S1= “I don’t need her advice. I know my religion. Can`t she mind her own business?”
S2= “Maybe you misunderstood. She was just being nice.”
S1= “Keeping out of my business, that would be nice…”
S2= “But it’s her duty to encourage you do to good.”
S1= “Trust me. That was no encouragement. And what do you mean `good`?”
S2= “Well, wearing hijab, that would be a good thing to do.”
S1= “Says who?”
S2= “It’s in the Qur’an, isn’t it?”
S1= “Yes. She did quote me something.”
S2= “She said Surah Nur, and other places of the Qur’an.”
S1= “Yes, but it’s not a big sin anyway. Helping people and praying is more important.”
S2= “True. But big things start with small things.”
S1= “That’s a good point, but what you wear is not important. What’s important is to have a good healthy heart.”
S2= “What you wear is not important?”
S1= “That’s what I said.”
S2= “Then why do you spend an hour every morning fixing up?”
S1= “What do you mean?”
S2= “You spend money on cosmetics, not to mention all the time you spend on fixing your hair and low- carb dieting.”
S1= “So?”
S2= “So, your appearance IS important.”
S1= “No. I said wearing hijab is not an important thing in religion.”
S2= “If it’s not an important thing in religion, why is it mentioned in the Holy Qur’an?”
S1= “You know I can’t follow all that’s in Qur’an.”
S2= “You mean God tells you something to do, you disobey and then it’s OK?”
S1= “Yes. God is forgiving.”
S2= “God is forgiving to those who repent and do not repeat their mistakes.”
S1= “Says who?”
S2= “Says the same book that tells you to cover.”
S1= “But I don’t like hijab, it limits my freedom.”
S2= “But the lotions, lipsticks, mascara and other cosmetics set you free?! What`s your definition of freedom anyway?”
S1= “Freedom is in doing whatever you like to do.”
S2= “No. Freedom is in doing the right thing, not in doing whatever we wish to do.”
S1= “Look! I’ve seen so many people who don’t wear hijab and are nice people, and so many who wear hijab and are bad people.”
S2= “So what? There are people who are nice to you but are alcoholic. Should we all be alcoholics? You made a stupid point.”
S1= “I don’t want to be an extremist or a fanatic. I’m OK the way I am without hijab.”
S2= “Then you are a secular fanatic. An extremist in disobeying God.”
S1= “You don’t get it, if I wear hijab, who would marry me?!”
S2= “So all these people with hijab never get married?!”
S1= “Okay! What if I get married and my husband doesn’t like it? And wants me to remove it?”
S2= “What if your husband wants you to go out with him on a bank robbery?!”
S1= “That’s irrelevant, bank robbery is a crime.”
S2= “Disobeying your Creator is not a crime?”
S1= “But then who would hire me?”
S2= “A company that respects people for who they are.”
S1= “Not after 9-11″
S2= “Yes. After 9-11. Don’t you know about Hanan who just got into med school? And the other one,
S1= what was her name, the girl who always wore a white hijab …ummm…”
“Yasmeen?”
“Yes. Yasmeen. She just finished her MBA and is now interning for GE.”
S1= “Why do you reduce religion to a piece of cloth anyway?”
S2= “Why do you reduce womanhood to high heals and lipstick colors?”
S1= “You didn’t answer my question.”
S2= “In fact, I did. Hijab is not just a piece of cloth. It is obeying God in a difficult environment. It is courage, faith in action, and true womanhood. But your short sleeves, tight pants …”
“That’s called `fashion`, you live in a cave or something? First of all, hijab was founded by men who wanted to control women.”
S1= “Really? I did not know men could control women by hijab.”
S2= “Yes. That’s what it is.”
S1= “What about the women who fight their husbands to wear hijab? And women in France who are forced to remove their hijab by men? What do you say about that?”
S2= “Well, that’s different.”
S1= “What different? The woman who asked you to wear hijab….. she was a woman, right?”
S2= “Right, but …” ”But fashions that are designed and promoted by male-dominated corporations, set you free? Men have no control on exposing women and using them as a commodity?
S1= Give me a break!”
S2= “Wait, let me finish, I was saying …”"
S1= Saying what? You think that men control women by hijab?”
S2= “Yes.”
S1= “Specifically how?”
S2= “By telling women how and what to wear, dummy!”
S1= “Doesn’t TV, magazines and movies tell you what to wear, and how to be `attractive’?”
S2= “Of course, it’s fashion.”
S1= “Isn’t that control? Pressuring you to wear what they want you to wear?”
[Silence]
S2= “Not just controlling you, but also controlling the market.”
S1= “What do you mean?”
S2= “I mean, you are told to look skinny and anorexic like that woman on the cover of the magazine, by men who design those magazines and sell those products.”
S1= “I don’t get it. What does hijab have to do with products.”
S2= “It has everything to do with that. Don’t you see? Hijab is a threat to consumerism, women who spend billions of dollars to look skinny and live by standards of fashion designed by men …and then here is Islam, saying trash all that nonsense and focus on your soul, not on your looks, and do not worry what men think of your looks.”
S1= “Like I don’t have to buy hijab? Isn’t hijab a product?”
S2= “Yes, it is. It is a product that sets you free from male-dominated consumerism.”
S1= “Stop lecturing me! I WILL NOT WEAR HIJAB! It is awkward, out-dated, and totally not suitable for this society … Moreover; I am only 20 and too young to wear hijab!
S2= “Fine. Say that to your Lord, when you face Him on Judgment Day.”
S1= “Fine!!!”
S2= “Fine……”
[Silence]
S1= “Shut up and I don’t want to hear more about hijab niqab schmijab Punjab!”
[Silence]
She stared at the mirror, tired of arguing with herself all this time. Successful enough, she managed to shut the voices in her head, with her own opinions triumphant in victory on the matter, and a final modern decision accepted by the society – but rejected by the Faith: “Yes!” – to curls on the hair – “No!” – to hijab!

ALLAH O AKBAR!!!”And he (/she) is indeed a failure who corrupts it [the soul]!”[Holy Quran 91:10] SUBHAN’ALLAH!!! “Nay! You prefer the life of this world; While the hereafter is better and more lasting.”[Holy Quran: 87:16-17]

Do you agree?

burning reactions that happens in the sun

 ‏‎scientific miracles of islam‎‏ من قبل ‏‏‎My Lord, guide me.‎‏‏.
Scientists have discovered that there are burning reactions that happens in the sun which produces light and heat where the temperature of the surface of the sun reaches around six thousand degrees Celsius. Therefore the sun is the source of illumination and the moon is the source of light, the sun produces light that's why we couldn't look directly at it because of the strong light coming out, therefore it is a shining and luminous body and that's why the Quran called it: (shining).

As for the moon, it is like a mirror that reflects the sun rays that fall on it then a part of it returns back to the earth and we see it lighted. It means that the moon reflects the light of the sun so we see it a lighted moon. We can look at the moon and enjoy its light; therefore it is a lighted body and the Quran called it: (light). The Quran told us about this fact, as God be he exalted says: (It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light) [Surat Yunus, verse: 5].

quran

1 ) In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
( 2 ) [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds -
( 3 ) The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,
( 4 ) Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.
( 5 ) It is You we worship and You we ask for help.
( 6 ) Guide us to the straight path -
( 7 ) The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.

quran

( 1 ) Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord - to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy -
( 2 ) Allah, to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And woe to the disbelievers from a severe punishment
( 3 ) The ones who prefer the worldly life over the Hereafter and avert [people] from the way of Allah, seeking to make it (seem) deviant. Those are in extreme error.
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البوطي

عنه بدون أن يستخدموا عقولهم كما يفعل الشيعة في اتباع معمميهم :
- اسمعو ا الى ماجاءني من سيدة تشكو (البوطي) الى الله بعد موته كتبت تقول له :
ستحكي لك الأرامل - في البرزخ - كيف كان .....حافظ الأسد وجنده يقطعون سواعدهن وهن أحياء لأخذ ماعليها من ذهب وحلي !!.
أمانة ياشيخ :
ستقابل هناك طفلة أرق من الندى وأنصع من الصباح وأعطر من الياسمين وأنقى من ماء الغمام .. ذبحها ( جيش الصحابة - حسب تعبير بوطي) في منطقة ( القبير ) , كانت تصرخ بجزارها وهو يسوقها كدجاجة للذبح بعد أن ذبح إخوتها أمام ناظريها ,
كانت تنادي - ياشيخ - بصوت ارتج له قلب الليل وأفئدة الأفاق :

- ياعمو الله يخليك , الله يخليلك ولادك , ياعمو مشان الله .
كل الكون بإنسه وجنه ووديانه وسماواته السبع والأرضين كان يرتجف لفظاعة المشهد لكن جيش الصحابة لم يسمعوا ياشيخ .. كانوا يقهقهون !!!.

امانة ياشيخ أخبرها أنك الشيخ الذي كان يصدر الفرمانات الالهية والأوامر الجهادية لذبحها . علها ترتاح في عليائها فقد رحلت وعلى شفتيها المضمومتين كحبتي كرز سؤال تجمد :

يارب ماذا فعلنا , يارب لماذا يقتلوننا ؟؟؟؟؟؟؟!!


من يدافع عن البوطي عليه إعداد الجواب أمام الواحد القهار عن هذه الأسئلة وعن ملايين الأسئلة من ملايين السوريين. وعليه قبل أن يتكلم بكلمة واحدة دفاعا عن البوطي وأمثاله أن يجهز نفسه للسؤال هناك، فهناك لن يدافع أحد عن أحد وسيفر المرء من أخيه وأمه وأبيه. فلا تعرض نفسك لمثل هذا الموقف من أجل من لا يملك لك من الله شيئا.
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Jesus is Lord forever!!!!

‎Answering Christanity‎‏
//Ian Adams: the Bible was not preserved by the church organizations alone, but by
countless christians all over the world by having their own copies. Example is Waraka (the guesser of muhammd's prophethood). Even in some remote desert town called Macca, this old man had his own copies of Bible manuscripts.The truth is that the Bible has been better preserved than any other set of literature. Islam proves to be false because the Bible is true.Repent and convert to Christianity.
Jesus is Lord forever!!!!
Amen//

My beloved ian,we have said many times that stop playing these stupid tricks,these games will not help you in deceiving us.

Talking about waraqa and claiming that he had bible manuscript shows ur Ignoronse.

Let me tell u one secret,even if waraqa had bible manuscript,then also it will not help you.

Becoz according to ur trinitrian belief,waraqa was heretic. He was ebonite christian,in his bible - No virgin birth..they don't believe trinity and to them paul was corrupter of jesus teachings.for them paul was false apostle,a deceiver..

Is this enough ? Nxt time when you say something,make sure you know about that something.

/Jesus is Lord forever!!/

A Servant can never be greater than his master.

im not saying,jesus said.

"I tell you the truth, no servant is
greater than his master, nor is a
messenger greater than the one who
sent him." (John 13:16)

2 points r clear from here.

Jesus belived he is servant of God.
Jesus belived he is messenger of God.

So,he can never be LORD.

S.A

what?



What happen to Adam and eve?

Was Satan a Fallen angel?

Did Adam Worship Jesus Christ?

Christians believe that you must believe that Jesus is God for salvation. 

What about the people who lived before Jesus ? Did Adam, Noah and all the prophets with there followers Worship Jesus?

Sheik Yusuf Estes is our guest on today's show,Sheik Yusuf is an American convert to Islam and former National Muslim Chaplain for the United States Bureau of Prisons and Delegate to the United Nations World Peace Conference for Religious Leaders.

He was brought up in Houston in a Protestant Christian family; members of the Disciples of Christ.

From 1962 to 1990, his career was in the music industry, entertainment, marketing, as a music instructor and music minister and owned several musical instrument companies including the Estes Piano and Organ Company.

He produced and directed live entertainment programs throughout the United States from the mid 1960's until his last endeavor for cable TV in Florida, entitled 'Estes Music Jamboree

In 1991, Estes had business dealings with a Muslim named Mohamed from Egypt. In trying to preach Christianity to Mohamed, Skip Estes learned about the religion of Islam first-hand and then converted to Islam

He has since pursued Arabic language and Qur'anic studies in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey

Since 2004, Yusuf Estes has been regularly appearing on Islam Channel in the UK, as well as Peace TV and on Huda TV which are 24/7 Islamic channels broadcasting in many countries around the globe, via satellite and the website WatchIslam.com TV Channels.

His latest efforts are directed toward English speaking Muslim youth and include Muslims sharing videos, and Muslim Chatroom and for young children Preschool Learning

His latest Television series is aimed toward English speaking children of Muslim parents and is entitled, "Qasas Ul Anbiya" - Stories of the Prophets.

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الفئة

the death

In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.

You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah - indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination.

And [mention, O Muhammad], when Allah took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture, [saying], "You must make it clear to the people and not conceal it." But they threw it away behind their backs and exchanged it for a small price. And wretched is that which they purchased.

And never think that those who rejoice in what they have perpetrated and like to be praised for what they did not do - never think them [to be] in safety from the punishment, and for them is a painful punishment.

And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is over all things competent.

Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding.

Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.

Quran 3:185 to 191) !!!!!!!

Category: Systems in Islam - The Religion of Islam

Les Ahbaches: étude critique des fondements de leur prêche (ABPIF) [ Saffoine Ibn Galal ] - Livre - Français - PDF

▶ Meshary Al-'Afasy (مشاري العفاسي) : Sourate Al-Kahf (18) - YouTube

Jesus was a Servant of the God ! [Evidence from the Bible]




Jesus was a Servant of the God ! [Evidence from the Bible]

(Peace be upon him)

Evidence From the Acts of the Apostles " Peter "


Jesus performed many miraculous wonders, and he without doubt said a lot of wonderful things about himself. Some people use what he said and did as a proof that he was God. But his original disciples who lived and walked with him, and were eyewitnesses to what he said and did, never reached this conclusion.



The Acts of the Apostles in the Bible details the activity of the disciples over a period of thirty years after Jesus was lifted up to heaven. Throughout this period they never refer to Jesus as God. They continually and consistently use the title God to refer to someone else other than Jesus.



Peter stood up with the eleven disciples and addressed the crowd saying:

“Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.” (Acts 2:22).



It was God, therefore, who did the miracles through Jesus to convince people that Jesus was backed by God. Peter did not see the miracles as proof that Jesus is God.



In fact, the way Peter refers to God and to Jesus makes it clear that Jesus is not God. For he always turns the title God away from Jesus. Take the following references for example:



“God has raised this Jesus...” (Acts 2:32)

“God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:36)



In both passages, the title God is turned away from Jesus. So why he did this, if Jesus was God?

For Peter, Jesus was a servant of God. Peter said: “God raised up his servant...” (Acts 3:26).



The title servant refers to Jesus.



This is clear from a previous passage where Peter declared: “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.” (Acts 3:13).



Peter must have known that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob never spoke of a Triune God. They always spoke of God as the only God. Here, as in Matthew 12:18, Jesus is the servant of God. Matthew tells us that Jesus was the same servant of God spoken of in Isaiah 42:1. So, according to Matthew and Peter, Jesus is not God, but God’s servant. The Old Testament repeatedly says that God is alone (e.g. Isaiah 45:5).



All of the disciples of Jesus held this view. In Acts 4:24 we are told that the believers prayed to God saying:



“...they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Sovereign Lord,’ they said, ‘you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.’”



It is clear that the one they were praying to was not Jesus, because, two verses later, they referred to Jesus as “...your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.” (Acts 4:27).



If Jesus was God, his disciples should have said this clearly. Instead, they kept preaching that Jesus was God’s Christ. We are told in Acts:



“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.” (Acts 5:42).



The Greek word “Christ” is a human title. It means “Anointed.” If Jesus was God, why would the disciples continually refer to him with human titles like servant and Christ of God, and consistently use the title God for the one who raised Jesus? Did they fear men? No! They boldly preached the truth fearing neither imprisonment nor death. When they faced opposition from the authorities, Peter declared:



“We must obey God rather than men! The God of our fathers raised Jesus...” (Acts 5:29-30).



Were they lacking the Holy Spirit? No!



They were supported by the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2:3, 4:8, and 5:32). They were simply teaching what they had learned from Jesus — that Jesus was not God but, rather, God’s servant and Christ.



The Quran confirms that Jesus was the Messiah (Christ), and that he was God’s servant


Holy Quran 19:30

He said, "Surely I am the bondman of Allah. He has brought me the Book and made me a Prophet(Chosen Man/Servant by the Almighty God).

▶ ‪Early Christians Prayer‬‏ - YouTube

How did Jesus pray ?



(Peace Be Upon Him)

Some of you may be wondering, “How did Jesus pray?” Below are a few events and times that the Bible describes Jesus praying to His Father in Heaven.

Jesus prayed for guidance in places of quiet solitude - “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed” (Mark 1:35)

“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16).

Jesus prayed for His disciples and for all believers -“Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name-the name you gave me-so that they may be one as we are one” (John 17:11).



“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you” (John 17:20-21).



Jesus prayed in praise to God, the Father - “At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure’” (Luke 10:21).



Jesus prayed prayers of thanksgiving - “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body’” (Mark 14:22).



Jesus prayed in a posture and with an attitude of reverent submission - “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will’” (Matthew 26:39).



Jesus prayed in times of anguish – “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground” (Luke 22:44).



“About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” (Matthew 27:46).



Another example of how Jesus prayed may be found in “The Lord’s Prayer” located in Matthew 6:5-15. This is the time when Jesus taught the disciples how to pray.



Lord's Prayer - A Devotion Based on Christ's Model in Matthew 6

The Lord's Prayer…

"Our Father in heaven" -- We need to always acknowledge first and foremost who we are talking to. He (God) is our heavenly Father. We address Him with respect just as we should address our earthly father with respect. He is the only true God who created all things in this universe, including ourselves. He loves us and we need to show our love for Him.

After reading this you have to seriously think about it “ How Jesus Prayed”

For whom he has been praying?

Who is this heavenly father who created all the Universe including OURSELVES?

Today who are praying the way that Jesus prayed in this world ( Jesus prayed in a posture and with an attitude of reverent submission - “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will’” (Matthew 26:39).)

TODAY MUSLIMS ARE THE ONLY SET OF PEOPLE WHO PERFORM JESUS PRAYING POSTURE ? ISLAM IS THE TRUE WORD OF GOD !

DON’T DELAY TO READ THE QURAN !

May Almighty God guide all of us to his Heaven !

A brief look at polygamy in the Bible



A brief look at polygamy in the Bible



Let us look at some of the verses from the Bible that allow polygamy:



In Exodus 21:10, a man can marry an infinite amount of women without any limits to how many he can marry.

In 2 Samuel 5:13; 1 Chronicles 3:1-9, 14:3, King David had six wives and numerous concubines.

In 1 Kings 11:3, King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.

In 2 Chronicles 11:21, King Solomon's son Rehoboam had 18 wives and 60 concubines.

In Deuteronomy 21:15



There are a lot more verses from the Bible that allow polygamy, but I think that the above are sufficient enough to prove my point.
 — مع ‏‎Rashidat Alabi‎‏ و‏‎Izzatu Umar‎‏.

CONCEPT OF GOD IN HINDUISM

‏23 أغسطس، 2013‏، الساعة ‏04:50 صباحاً‏
CONCEPT OF GOD IN HINDUISM
 
1.  Common Concept of God in Hinduism:

Hinduism is commonly perceived as a polytheistic religion. Indeed, most Hindus would attest to this, by professing belief in multiple Gods. While some Hindus believe in the existence of three gods, some believe in thousands of gods, and some others in thirty three crore i.e. 330 million Gods. However, learned Hindus, who are well versed in their scriptures, insist that a Hindu should believe in and worship only one God.

The major difference between the Hindu and the Muslim perception of God is the common Hindus’ belief in the philosophy of Pantheism. Pantheism considers everything, living and non-living, to be Divine and Sacred. The common Hindu, therefore, considers everything as God. He considers the trees as God, the sun as God, the moon as God, the monkey as God, the snake as God and even human beings as manifestations of God!

Islam, on the contrary, exhorts man to consider himself and his surroundings as examples of Divine Creation rather than as divinity itself. Muslims therefore believe that everything is God’s i.e. the word ‘God’ with an apostrophe ‘s’. In other words the Muslims believe that everything belongs to God.   The trees belong to God, the sun belongs to God, the moon belongs to God, the monkey belongs to God, the snake belongs to God, the human beings belong to God and everything in this universe belongs to God.
Thus the major difference between the Hindu and the Muslim beliefs is the difference of the apostrophe ‘s’. The Hindu says everything is God. The Muslim says everything is God’s.

2Concept of God according to Hindu Scriptures:

We can gain a better understanding of the concept of God in Hinduism by analysing Hindu scriptures.

BHAGAVAD GITA:

The most popular amongst all the Hindu scriptures is the Bhagavad Gita.
Consider the following verse from the Gita:

"Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures."
[Bhagavad Gita 7:20]

The Gita states that people who are materialistic worship demigods i.e. ‘gods’ besides the True God.

UPANISHADS:


The Upanishads are considered sacred scriptures by the Hindus.

The following verses from the Upanishads refer to the Concept of God:

1.  "Ekam evadvitiyam"
"He is One only without a second."
[Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]1
 
2.  "Na casya kascij janita na cadhipah."
"Of Him there are neither parents nor lord."
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]2
 
3.  "Na tasya pratima asti"
"There is no likeness of Him."
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]3
 
4.  The following verses from the Upanishad allude to the inability of man to imagine God in a particular form:

"Na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam."

"His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye."
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]4

1[The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan page 447 and 448]
[Sacred Books of the East, volume 1 ‘The Upanishads part I’ page 93]

2[The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan page 745]
[Sacred Books of the East, volume 15, ‘The Upanishads part II’ page 263.]

3[The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan page 736 & 737]
[Sacred Books of the East, volume 15, ‘The Upanishads part II’ page no 253]

4[The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan page 737]
[Sacred Books of the East, volume 15, ‘The Upanishads part II’ page no 253]

THE VEDAS
Vedas are considered the most sacred of all the Hindu scriptures. There are four principal Vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Atharvaveda.

1. Yajurveda
  The following verses from the Yajurveda echo a similar concept of God:

1. "na tasya pratima asti"
    "There is no image of Him."
    [Yajurveda 32:3]5
2. "shudhama poapvidham"
    "He is bodyless and pure."
    [Yajurveda 40:8]6
3. "Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste"
    "They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements" (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). "They sink
    deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti."       
    [Yajurveda 40:9]7

4. Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

   The Yajurveda contains the following prayer:
   "Lead us to the good path and remove the sin that makes us stray and wander."
   [Yajurveda 40:16]8

  5[Yajurveda by Devi Chand M.A. page 377]

  6[Yajurveda Samhita by Ralph T. H. Giffith page 538]

  7[Yajurveda Samhita by Ralph T. H. Giffith page 538]

  8[Yajurveda Samhita by Ralph T. H. Griffith page 541]
  
2. Atharvaveda

The Atharvaveda praises God in Book 20, hymn 58 and verse 3:
1. "Dev maha osi"
"God is verily great"
[Atharvaveda 20:58:3]9
  
3. Rigveda
1.  The oldest of all the vedas is Rigveda. It is also the one considered most sacred by the Hindus.
The Rigveda states in Book 1, hymn 164 and verse 46:  "Sages (learned Priests) call one God by many
names."
[Rigveda 1:164:46]
 
2. The Rigveda gives several different attributes to Almighty God. Many of these are mentioned in
Rigveda Book 2 hymn 1.

Among the various attributes of God, one of the beautiful attributes mentioned in the Rigveda Book II hymn 1 verse 3, is Brahma. Brahma means ‘The Creator’. Translated into Arabic it means Khaaliq. Muslims can have no objection if Almighty God is referred to as Khaaliq or ‘Creator’ or Brahma. However if it is said that Brahma is Almighty God who has four heads with each head having a crown, Muslims take strong exception to it.

Describing Almighty God in anthropomorphic terms also goes against the following verse of Yajurveda:

"Na tasya Pratima asti"
"There is no image of Him."
[Yajurveda 32:3]

Another beautiful attribute of God mentioned in the Rigveda Book II hymn 1 verse 3 is Vishnu. Vishnu means ‘The Sustainer’. Translated into Arabic it means Rabb. Again, Muslims can have no objection if Almighty God is referred to as Rabb or 'Sustainer' or Vishnu. But the popular image of

9[Atharveda Samhita vol 2 William Dwight Whitney page 910]

Vishnu among Hindus, is that of a God who has four arms, with one of the right arms holding the Chakra, i.e. a discus and one of the left arms holding a ‘conch shell’, or riding a bird or reclining on a snake couch. Muslims can never accept any image of God. As mentioned earlier this also goes against Svetasvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 verse 19.

"Na tasya pratima asti"
"There is no likeness of Him"

The following verse from the Rigveda Book 8, hymn 1, verse 1 refer to the Unity and Glory of the Supreme Being:
 
 
3.  "Ma cid anyad vi sansata sakhayo ma rishanyata"
"O friends, do not worship anybody but Him, the Divine One. Praise Him alone."
[Rigveda 8:1:1]10

4.  "Devasya samituk parishtutih"
"Verily, great is the glory of the Divine Creator."
[Rigveda 5:1:81]11

Brahma Sutra of Hinduism:

The Brahma Sutra of Hinduism is:

"Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan"

"There is only one God, not the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit."

Thus only a dispassionate study of the Hindu scriptures can help one understand the concept of God in Hinduism.

0[Rigveda Samhita vol. 9, pages 2810 and 2811 by Swami Satya Prakash Sarasvati and Satyakam Vidyalankar]

11[Rigveda Samhita vol. 6, pages 1802 and 1803 by Swami Satya Prakash Saraswati and Satyakam Vidyalankar]

as from the sun." The Prophecy confirms:

1. The name of the Prophet as Ahmed since Ahmed is an Arabic name. Many translators misunderstood it to be ‘Ahm at hi’ and translated the mantra as "I alone have acquired the real wisdom of my father".
 
2. Prophet was given eternal law, i.e. the Shariah.
 
3. The Rishi was enlightened by the Shariah of Prophet Muhammad. The Qur’an says in Surah Saba Chapter 34 verse 28 (34:28):
 
"We have not sent thee but as a universal (Messenger) to men, giving them glad tidings and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not."

The Council Called

COUNCIL OF NICAEA "How Did It Change Christianity?"
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What Was It All About? - How Did It Change Christianity?



Read what the Catholic Church Says About Itself



The year was 325 A.D. according to the Roman calendar. A council was convened by order of Constantine, the Roman emperor. He had been a leader in the cult known as Sol Invictus (Invincible Sun) and now wanted to unite the Christian sects in the empire under his existing church; the Universal Church of Rome. Many changes to the religion of Christianity were about to take place at that council, including:



Formulation for wording concerning the Trinity based on Anthanias (description of the formulation is mentioned below)

Changing Verses of Bible

Eliminating certain verses and books from the Bible

Declaring Arian's "unitarian" (belief in the Unity of God) as heresy

Changing the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday

Changing the date of Jesus' birthday to December 25th

Introduction of Easter (pagan worship called "Feast of Ishtar")

Church of Roman "officially" became the "Universal Church of the Holy Roman Empire" (the word 'Catholic' means 'universal'

The Roman Catholic Church took on a new face.



What follows is a quote from the Roman Catholic Church. It is their explanation behind the many changes occurring during the Nicaea Council.







[Begin Quote]



Council of Nicaea, First Ecumenical Council - 325 A.D. (Christian Era)



The Nicene Council is considered by all as the first Ecumenical Council of the Church (Roman Catholic Church). It was occasioned by the Arian heresy which in effect denied the divinity of Jesus Christ. The major product of this council was the Creed, the "Nicene Creed"; but it also addressed the date of Easter, and the place of the Patriarch of Alexandria.







Occasion For The Council



The Arian heresy had infected parts of the Church all the way from Alexandria through Palestine, Syria, Asia minor to Greece. It was bad enough that it vitiated the very heart of Christian doctrine from within, but there was also danger that it would weaken the Empire itself, and so Constantine, who was trying hard to consolidate the Empire, took an active part in trying to solve the matter. He called for a council of bishops of the Church. At first it appeared that he had in mind only the Eastern bishops since he first designated Ancyra in Galatia (Ankara in Turkey) as a place for the bishops to assemble. Arianism had particularly divided the Church there. But this would make it difficult for himself to attend, and besides it might be good for other bishops to attend, those not necessarily involved in the controversy. Hence Nicaea in Bithynia was finally selected; it was close to the sea making it easier for more bishops to attend, he had there a large palace compound, both to house the bishops and with a great hall in which they could assemble, and he could keep an eye on them from nearby Nicomedia.



Constantine himself was strongly influenced by certain Arian bishops, particularly by Bishop Eusebius of the capitol city of Nicomedia, and if he did not actually have Arian leanings himself, he had been informed by them that a council of the Church would show that the teaching of Arius was correct. It would be to Constantine's credit that when the bishops in council voted the opposite way, condemned Arianism and overwhelmingly affirmed the traditional doctrine, that he got behind them 100% and promulgated their decisions.







The Council Called



He announced the council (a command-performance for important bishops) by the imperial post, heretofore reserved for civil administration and urgent military matters. Of course the bishops wanted to settle matters too; the heresy and schism were tearing the Church apart, but Constantine's calling for a general council and the manner in which the council was conducted shows us to what great extent there was almost a union between church and state. Constantine put the imperial transportation system at the disposal of the bishops. This meant they could travel on his boats free, that they could go by cart or wagon, horse, whatever means the Empire had to offer, all under the protection of the Roman army (travel was not only difficult, but brigands made it dangerous). Constantine housed the bishops, fed them and provided his own palace as a place to meet.



The Council Assembled 300 bishops were present (Ambrose of Milan and Hilary of Poitier report 318, but this may be a symbolic number representing the 318 servants of Abraham, Gen 14:14) most of them from the East. Not a few of the bishops attending were maimed or their predecessors had been killed by the very soldiery which now guarded them; they winced as they paraded into the council chamber, the soldiers with their swords and shining armor now forming an honor guard on either side of their procession. There is no doubt but what the bishops had every freedom of discussion and vote (at this council at least) because that was the rule of the Roman senate after which a council is patterned, and yet to these bishops at least so shortly out of persecution, the soldiers who stood guard inside the chamber, both to assure good order and prevent any intrusion from outside, must have been a symbol of imperial power and influence, formerly unleashed against them.



Constantine himself opened the council with an impassioned plea for unity and peace, and his good friend Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea (a suspected Arian or at least an Arian sympathizer) gave the opening address. According to the pattern of the Roman senate the council was actually presided over by another good friend of Constantine, Hosius, bishop of Cordoba, Spain, who had presided over a local council in Elvia, Spain, some 30 years before. Hosius was assisted by the delegates from Pope Sylvester, the simple priests, Vitus and Vicentius, all in true senatorial style. The history at the time does not explain why the delegates of the Bishop of Rome held such a prominent place in the Council. Catholics like to stress that it was because the pope has some position of authority or leadership over the other bishops. Others maintain it was because Rome was the seat of the civil government (but it had just been moved from there to Constantinople). Anyway this pattern would be followed at many succeeding councils.







The Nicene Creed



The big thing which happened was the Nicene Creed, but in this way:



Most held out at first for a Scriptural language and expression to make clear against the Arians what the catholic doctrine had been, but as the discussions progressed it became evident that there was no Scriptural vocabulary which would correctly express the orthodox teaching. They lighted on a philosophical term, homoosios (same substance as) to express what they meant and what had always been the catholic teaching, but there was still needed a formula to summarize and convey their meaning. Of all bishops, Eusebius of Caesarea, who had been clobbered by the synod at Antioch the year before, produced a creed he used in his church. As far as it went, it was acceptable to the rest of the bishops, but they made additions in order to make it very clear that Arius' position was not what they espoused. This creed would be further amended by the First Council of Constantinople, and hence is technically known as the "Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed", but maybe it should be known as the Caesarean-Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.



Here it is beneficial to explain something councils do, almost as a byproduct. Primarily a council's purpose, at least a dogmatic council, is to proclaim with unmistakable clarity a doctrine already a part of the teaching of the Church. But at Nicaea there were not a few bishops, well-intentioned and open to the Spirit, who actually would have been hard pressed themselves to give a clear explanation of the relationship of the Son to the Father. But because they had humility and good will they learned from the discussions of the Council, at the same time that they were a part of the council process. Hence a council can also teach bishops. All of the bishops present signed the Creed, except two, Secundus of Ptolemais and Theonas of Marmarica. Constantine banished them along with Arius (whom he later recalled).







Date of Easter



Among other things they also settled (they thought) was the date of Easter. While most celebrated Easter on a Sunday to commemorate the resurrection, there were a few who celebrated on weekdays (even Good Friday) according to a Jewish reckoning (the Quartodeciman controversy addressed by Pope Victor, 189-198), and those who did observe Sunday did not all observe on the same Sunday. Constantine wanted, as did most bishops, a universal observance. To this very day it is disputed what the council fathers meant by their decision, and Easter is still observed variously, but the points of their decree supposed by most are: 1) Easter should be celebrated on the same day by all (a point all agree was contained in the decree); 2) Jewish custom was not the criterion to be followed (a point which is not cited by the Greeks, but strongly mentioned both in the writings which preceded the council and in Eusebius' report of it); and 3) that the practice of Rome and Alexandria (then West and Egypt) should remain in force, namely the Sunday after the first full moon of the vernal equinox (the Creeks do not cite the first half of this point, only the second). But even Alexandria and Rome did not agree for a long time, due to calculations (miscalculations) as to the date of the vernal equinox. Rome celebrated the equinox on March 18, and Alexandria on March 23. Since this is something scientific, that is, half way between the shortest and the longest day of the year, it could be and was eventually solved by the devising of various cycles, so that a fixed day in the lunar calendar (14th of Nisan) would occur according to a predetermined pattern in the Julian calendar. Today Greeks and other Orthodox maintain that the Roman date of Easter is wrong, saying that the Nicene Council stipulated that the Resurrection must always be celebrated after the Jewish Passover.



Now it must be remembered that only incomplete records of canons and decrees exist from the Council at Nicaea. What we actually have is the Creed, the disciplinary action against the Arians, 20 disciplinary canons, a letter to the Alexandrian church, and a list of the bishops present (a list which varies from language to language).



The rest of the canons (if authentic at all) have been garnered from other sources, including Arabic writings. In thus citing Nicaea about Easter coming after the Jewish Passover, the Greeks must have sources which are not commonly known, and stronger sources than the west is aware. For example, Eusebius of Caesarea writing just after the Council quotes from the letter of Emperor Constantine to all who were not present at the Council,



". . .relative to the sacred festival of Easter. . . it was declared to be particularly unworthy for this holiest of all festivals to follow the custom of the Jews. We ought not therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews. We desire to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews for it is surely shameful for us to hear the Jews boast that without their direction we could not keep this feast. In their blindness, they frequently celebrate two Passovers in the same year. . . How then could we follow these Jews. . . for to celebrate the Passover twice in one year is totally inadmissible ."







Alexandrian Patriarchate



Another important question (Canon 6) the council took up was the position of the ancient sees of Alexandria because there were problems of jurisdiction down there due to the Melitian schism. The Council's purpose was to bring order to the Church in Alexandria, but in so doing they gave evidence to something which was developing in the Church, namely, listing the metropolitan centers of Christianity and putting them in order of their importance. Not a few have seen this as a sort of ambitious clamoring on the part of some sees to "lord it over" less important places. Perhaps there was some of this (later there certainly was), but it would seem that the intention of Nicaea was merely to establish order and place responsibility of keeping order and orthodoxy on strong and capable centers of Christian teaching. In brief, the council stated that Alexandria had under its jurisdiction the whole of Egypt, Libya, and Pentopolis. But in solving this problem with regard to Alexandria, almost as a byproduct and as if it went without saying, they mentioned that Alexandria was second only to Rome which had similar rights in the West. It mentions Antioch being in the third place but does not define its territory.



They remind all, however (Canon 7) of the importance of the See of Jerusalem but still left it under the jurisdiction of Caesarea. (Remember Jerusalem had been destroyed in the year 70 by Titus and it took a while for Christians there to make a come-back.) Of course there was no Constantinople yet. We speak nowadays of the "Patriarchates" of Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, as being established or recognized by the Council of Nicaea, but it is important to stress that at this juncture Nicaea doesn't use this term at all. It does use the term "Metropolitan", but mostly it just refers to the "Bishop of Alexandria", or the "Bishop of Rome" etc. (Canon VI). Of the remaining canons, all interesting, none really apply to the question of East-West relations or the church-state problem we are addressing. Constantine himself (who apparently had attended many sessions, though neither he nor the Roman presidents voted) brought the council to a close with another talk on unity but in it he calls himself a "fellow bishop", showing how closely he associated himself with the work of the Church.