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  1. safa

    safa Bronze IL'ite

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    courtesy- islam-qa.com

    Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable, and singular God, whose name in Arabic is "Allaah", literally meaning "The God"; in the angels created by Him; in the prophets through whom His revelations were brought to mankind; in God's complete authority over human destiny, and in life after death.

    Muslims believe in a chain of prophets (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon them all) starting with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, John the Baptist and Jesus, peace be upon them.

    God's final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message and a summing-up, synopsis, and perfection of all that has gone before was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad , peace be upon him, the last prophet, through the angel Gabriel.

    a muslim should follow the life of the prophet muhammed(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)

    The strength of love for the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is connected to the Muslim’s faith. When his faith increases, his love for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) increases. Loving the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is an act of obedience to Allaah and a means of drawing closer to Him. Loving the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is one of the obligatory duties in Islam.

    The Qur’aan is the word of the Lord of the Worlds, which Allaah revealed to His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), to bring mankind forth from darkness into light:

    “It is He Who sends down manifest Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad) that He may bring you out from darkness into light.

    Allaah has told us in the Qur’aan the stories of the earlier and later generations and the creation of the heavens and the earth. He has explained in detail what is allowed and what is not allowed, the basics of good manners and morals, the rulings of worship and dealings with others, the lives of the Prophets and the righteous, and the reward and punishment of the believers and disbelievers. He has described Paradise, the abode of the believers, and He has described Hell, the abode of the disbelievers. He has made it (the Qur’aan) an explanation of all things:

    “And We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur’aan) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allaah as Muslims)”

    The Qur’aan explains the names and attributes of Allaah and what He has created. It calls us to believe in Allaah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day.
    The Qur’aan confirms the Books which came before it, the Tawraat (Torah) and Injeel (Gospel), and it is a witness over them

    Allaah has challenged mankind and the jinn to produce something like it, even one chapter or one verse, but they could not do that and will never be able to do that.
     
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  2. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Safa

    That was an illuminating essay. Thanks and pls post more. Since I am from TVM, we believe in the power of Beemapalli. When something is lost, we keep a rupee for Beemapalli and immediately find the misplaced thing.

    regards
    Vidya
     
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    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Safa,
    That was thoughtful of you to post this. We would all love to know more about Islam. So whatever you think can be shared with all of us, please do post them. I am sure those of us who are not aware of many things will be enlightened!
    Thanks for sharing...
     
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    safa Bronze IL'ite

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    dear vidya,
    thank u...
    i have heard about beemapalli and don't know like u tell. since we are far from tvm. in our place there is a mosque like that, and i wondered after hearing our hindu friends telling that they would go there when some of their intentions fullfilled..
    thanks again for your response, and will try to post more..
    love , safa.
     
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    thank u sudha

    dear sudha,
    so many thanks.
    i was in a dilemma before posting the thread, bcos i thought how will the IL community respond to this.
    happy to hear from u, and will try to post more when possible.
    thank u, love, safa.
     
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    Chitvish Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Please do not hesitate, Safa !

    dear Safa,
    You are bringing to us, what we are not aware of ! So do share more about Islam with us. I strongly believe, all roads lead to the same destination !
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Eyeopener

    dear safa,
    that was a very informative essay on islam. i do not know much about islam, butof course know about Prophet and Quran. Do keep wring more.
    regards.
    meenu
     
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    thanku

    dear chitvish and meenu,
    thanks for your support. surely i will try to post more. now a days there exists a lot of misunderstanding about islam. my effort will help more magnanimous people like u to know about real islam.
    thanks for your nice words,
    love, safa.
     
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    some miracles of quran!

    Quraan was not produced by the Messenger of Allaah <!--#include virtual="/saws.htm" -->(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) but that it came revealed by Allaah to him is the following:
    The great miracles which the Quraan contains of legislation, rulings, stories and beliefs, which could not be produced by any created being no matter how great his intelligence and level of understanding. No matter how hard people try to promulgate laws to regulate their lives, they can never succeed so long as they are far away from the teachings of the Quraan; the further away they are, the greater their rate of failure. This is something that has been proven by the unbelievers themselves.
    Reports of matters of the unseen, both past and future, which no human being could speak of independently, no matter how great his knowledge, especially at that time which is regarded as primitive in terms of technology and modern tools. There are many things which had not been discovered yet, and which have only been discovered after lengthy and difficult exploration with the most modern equipment, but Allaah told us about them in the Quraan, and the Messenger of Allaah <!--#include virtual="/saws.htm" -->(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) mentioned them, fifteen centuries ago, such as the stages of embryonic development, the nature of the oceans, etc. These things have made some unbelievers state that this could only have come from God, as in the case of the development of the embryo:

    Only 60 years ago, researchers confirmed that man does not come into existence all at once, but rather he passes through stages of development one after another. Only 60 years ago, science discovered this one Quraanic fact.

    Shaykh al-Zandaani said, we met an American professor, one of the greatest American scientists, whose name was Professor Marshall Johnson, and we told him that it says in the Qur’aan that man is created in stages. When he heard this, he was sitting down, but he stood up and said, Stages? We said, That was in the seventh century CE! This Book came and said, man was created in stages. He said, That is impossible, impossible We told him, Why do you say that? This Book says (interpretation of the meaning):

    He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation in three veils of darkness

    [al-Zumar 39:6]

    What is the matter with you, that [you fear not Allaah (His punishment), and] you hope not for reward (from Allaah or you believe not in His Oneness).

    While He has created you in (different) stages

    [Nooh 71:14]

    Then he sat back down on his chair and after a few moments he said, There are only three possibilities. The first is that Muhammad had a huge microscope through which he managed to study these things and he knew things that the people did not know, and he said these things. The second is that this happened by accident, it was a coincidence. The third is that he was a Messenger from God. We said, With regard to the first idea, that he had a microscope and other equipment, you know that a microscope needs lenses, and lenses need glass and technical expertise and other equipment. Some of this information can only be discovered with an electron microscope which needs electricity, and electricity needs knowledge which should have been acquired by an earlier generation. It is not possible for this knowledge to have been acquired all at once in a single generation; the previous generation would have had to strive hard in developing science and transmitting it to the next generation, and so on. But for this to be the work of one man, with no one coming before him or after him, either in his own land or the neighbouring lands for the Romans, Persians and Arabs were ignorant and had no such equipment for one man to have all these instruments and tools which he did not pass on to anyone else this is not possible. He said, Thats right, it would be very difficult. We said, And for it to have been an accident or coincidence, what would you think if we said that the Quraan did not mention this fact only in one verse but in several verses, and that it did not refer to it in general terms but that it gave details of every stage, saying that in the first stage such and such happens, in the second stage such and such happens, in the third stage and so on. Could that be a coincidence? When we explained to him all the details of those stages, he said, It is wrong to say that this is an accident! This is well-founded knowledge. We said, Then how do you explain it? He said, There is no explanation except that this is revelation from above! nbsp;

    With regard to the many statements in the Quraan concerning the sea, some of these facts were not discovered until very recently, and many of them are still unknown. For example, these facts were discovered after hundreds of marine stations had been set up, and after images had been taken by satellites. The one who said this was Professor Schroeder, one of the greatest oceanographers in West Germany. He used to say that if science advanced, religion would have to retreat. But when he heard the translation of the verses of the Quraan, he was stunned and said, These could not be the words of a human being. And Professor Dorjaro, a professor of oceanography, told us of the latest developments on science, when he heard the aayah:

    Or (the state of a disbeliever) is like the darkness in a vast deep sea, overwhelmed with waves topped by waves, topped by dark clouds, (layers of) darkness upon darkness: if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! And he for whom Allaah has not appointed light, for him there is no light

    [al-Noor 24:40 interpretation of the meaning]

    He said, In the past, man could not dive to a depth of more than twenty meters because he had no special equipment. But now we can dive to the bottom of the ocean, using modern equipment, and we find intense darkness at a depth of two hundred meters. The verse says a vast deep sea . The discoveries in the depths of the sea give us an understanding of the verse, (layers of) darkness upon darkness. It is known that there are seven colours in the spectrum, including red, yellow, blue, green, orange, etc. When we dive down into the depths of the ocean, these colours disappear one after another, and the disappearance of each colour results in more darkness. Red disappears first, then orange, then yellow the last colour to disappear is blue, at a depth of two hundred meters. Each colour that disappears adds to the darkness until it reaches total darkness. With regard to the phrase waves topped by waves, it has been proven scientifically that there is a separation between the upper and lower parts of the ocean, and that this separation is filled with waves, as if there are waves on the edge of the dark, lower portion of the sea, which we do not see, and there are waves on the shores of the sea, which we do see. So it is as if there are waves above waves. This is a confirmed scientific fact, hence Professor Dorjaro said concerning these Quraanic verses, that this cannot be human knowledge.
     
  10. Vidya24

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    Mubarak on Id e Milad.
     

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