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Visiting the Grave of the Prophet and pious people

Visiting the Grave of the Prophet and pious people
Given our discussion about narrations, conduct and tradition of Islamic Ummah with regards to visiting the grave of the Prophet and pious people to ask for intercession, it is clear that by objecting the old tradition of Muslims and raising unfounded objections, the extremist Salafis are trying to advance their ominous goals in the Islamic Society. They ignore the conduct of Muslims and are altering the history to advance their beliefs and objectives. Recently they demolished the tomb of Hojr bin Adi, the companion of Prophet Muhammad. On one hand, given narrations and documents about invoking blessing that were reviewed in this article, it seems that imploring for blessing through intercession by those who have been honored by God, such as prophets and pious people, is not worship. But Muslims honor them because God has done so, and therefore doing so is ...

inviting all human beings to unity

inviting all human beings to unity
Islam as the School of Unity  The Holy Qur'an invites all human beings to unity—Muslims, Christians, Jews, etc.—and this invitation is not exclusive for the time of the Prophet (s) or a certain group of the People of the Book {ahl al-kitab}: Text : The Holy Qur'an invites all human beings to unity—Muslims, Christians, Jews, etc.—and this invitation is not exclusive for the time of the Prophet (s) or a certain group of the People of the Book {ahl al-kitab}:1 قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْا إِلَى كَلِمَةٍ سَوَاءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلاَّ نَعْبُدَ إِلاَّ اللَّهَ وَلاَ نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَلاَ يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ Say, ...

‘Jesus predicted coming of Prophet Mohammed’ in Bible

'Jesus predicted coming of Prophet Mohammed' in Bible
According to the Quran, Prophet Muhammad's coming was foreshadowed by earlier prophets and their scriptures. Surah 7:157 states, "Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered prophet of whom they find written in their sources, in the Torah and the Gospel. He directs them to what is just and forbids them from evil. And he permits them wholesome things and forbids them filthy things. He removes their burden for them, and the yokes that were on them." This verse is explicitly clear that the earlier divine scriptures foretold the coming of the Prophet Muhammad. Let us highlight those passages in the Bible that refer to the coming of the prophet, Prophet Muhammad.  First, we read in John 1:19-21:  This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" And he confessed and did not deny, but ...

Journey From Mormonism to Islam

Journey From Mormonism to Islam
My name is Ethel Mae Blizzard, and I live in San Diego, California USA and here is my story on how I became Muslim.   When I was twelve years old, the elders of the Mormon Church would come over and talk to us about the Mormon religion and how Jesus met with Prophet Joseph Smith in the woods and told him about the book of Mormon and so on. When it was time, I was baptized into the Mormon faith. My mother said it was up to me to choose my religion; I chose to be with my mother.   From age 12 to 16, I was somewhat active in the church going on Sundays and Mondays for family home evenings and Wednesday nights for sisters. But I eventually backed off and by age 18, I really didn't believe in the Mormon religion. I never felt anything in my heart but I knew there was a God out there somewhere. For the next 29 years, I've been soul searching for the right rel ...

Some extremist Salafi currents were created by the British colonialism under different names

Some extremist Salafi currents were created by the British colonialism under different names
In his memoirs, British spy Mr. Hempher describes the way of recruiting and misleading some Muslims for this purpose. Because of their ambition, moral weakness and extremist thoughts, Britain found them suitable for creating a extremist cults and accompanied them step by step until the situation presented itself and then forced them to introduce the new sect. Unfortunately, some of the new Salafi activists claim to follow Abd al-Wahhab. When Abd al-Wahhab resided in Diriyah, the ignorant people of the city were neglectful of their prayers and paying Zukat. Abd al-Wahhab taught them his interpretations of Islam and brought them under his influence. Then he wrote letters to the chiefs and judges of Najd, demanding their obedience. Some obeyed him and others opposed him, ridiculing the Sheikh and accused him of ignorance and lack of knowledge, a group called ...

Bad Religion Is Not Religion

Bad Religion Is Not Religion
Way back in 1859, Charles Darwin startled the world by publishing his famous (many would say infamous) book [I]On the Origin of Species[/I], which laid out his theory of evolution. You may know that at the end of his life, Charles Darwin was an atheist. However, that was not always the case. Darwin was raised in the Anglican Church and even considered becoming a clergyman. So, what caused him to renounce Christianity? Many people believe Darwin lost his faith because of his belief in evolution. But that's incorrect. To the end of his life, Darwin insisted that evolution was completely compatible with Christian faith. Neither science nor evolution caused Darwin to reject Christianity. Instead, bad religion caused Darwin to become an atheist. For example, when his beloved daughter died at the age of ten, Darwin blamed God. Eventually he quit believing in Go ...

Some beliefs and legal opinions of Wahhabis

Some beliefs and legal opinions of Wahhabis
Wahhabis consider many of Muslim’s beliefs to be prohibited and have issued legal opinions against their beliefs some examples of which are as follows: 1- Prohibition on going to the pilgrimage of divine saints’ graves. 2- Prohibition on building on the graves of prophets and saints, for considering this action to be polytheism. 3- Prohibition on building mosque on the graves of saints. 4- Prohibition on saying prayer and praying beside the graves of saints. 5- Prohibition on seeking blessing from the remains of prophets and saints and considering it to be polytheism. 6- Prohibition on calling prophets and saints after their death and considering it to be polytheism. 7- Prohibition on seeking help from divine saints after their death and considering it to be polytheism. 8- Prohibition on seeking intercession from saints after their death and co ...

How is Mary (pbuh)?

How is Mary (pbuh)?
Birth Hazrat Maryam`s respectable parents are Hazrat Emraan and Hazrat Hannah. In her old age, Hazrat Hannah was expecting a child. With the birth of a son in mind, she made an oath to Allah that the child to be born would be freed from all worldly affairs and specially dedicated to Allah's service. Almighty Allah blessed her with a daughter, who was to be the mother of Hazrat Isa (A.S), Hazrat Maryam (A.S) , the chosen one among the women. The Holy Quraan says:  Behold! When the wife of Imraan said: "O my Lord! I do dedicate unto Thee what is in my womb for Thy service. So accept this of me; for thou Hearest and Knowest all things." When she delivered, she said: "O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child!" (Surah Ale-Emraan:35-36) Hazarat Maryam's Childhood Thus Hazrat Maryam (A.S) was born. She could not be devoted to temple service as he ...

How Do We Know Religions Are Right?

How Do We Know Religions Are Right?
 Since Islam had canceled all other religious, in some verses of Qur’an why does it considers all the people and communities of the world - whether Muslims, Jews and Christians etc. if they believe in Allah and do virtuous deeds they are people of salvation and says: whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.1 Does not this mean that all communities of the world even after the advent of Islam, as per above-mentioned conditions (belief and action) would get salvation? And still their religions exist with their own strength and they are not annulled on the basis of credence? Answer: Let us first see the text of the above-mentioned verses then we shall analyze them. (1) “Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews and the Christians ...

Relation Between Religion and Modernity

Relation Between Religion and Modernity
The Western Christian world  witnessed and experienced the emergence and growth of the seeds of modernity  right in its own home ground, whereas we first encountered this phenomenon when  it had already borne fruit in the West and consequently picked and chose from  its harvest. The Western world has been living with modernity for a few  centuries now. Although the aim  of this article is not to judge and evaluate this particular issue, it would  however not be possible to study the relationship between modernity and religion  without initially delving into this aspect of the heart of the Western Christian  world, giving it a new dictate and thereby inviting it to participate in new  order, consequently rendering only a tiny but ornamental niche for the purpose  of worship and devotion, is the drama of modern history that Nietzsche was  perh ...

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