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  1. Mishal

    @stew
    For some reason, “mini wives” sounds like some friends esque sitcom about a man with many wives and the wacky antiques it ensues lol.. or extreme jealousy, eh your pick. Hey i have a particular question not really related with fiqhi matters or theology. In a discussion or controversy between muslims and chrisians, how can we know which sides arguments are more valid without any sort of bias? Bias is not exactly bad but it does effect ones objectivity in such situations.

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  2. Assalamu alaikum,

    Yo guys, I’m thinking of having debate with Scum Shamoun and David Wood after I have refuted Ali Sina’s book. Oh man, I feel like I have super energy. How I gained such energy? I went to wikiislam and I started to no longer be intimidated by it, and I feel like I can tackle even Ali Sina just like I have tackled Christian Prince once. I want to have an intense debate with some Hindu fanatics, Atheist fanatics, Buddhist fanatics and Christian fanatics. And I want to have also an extreme intense debate with Hatun Trash as well.

    I’m also going to challenge Apuss for a debate with me and I’m going to ultimately humiliate him alongside with Ali Sina, Christian Prince, Harris Sultan and many.

    Lucky for me that I found http://alisina.org/?page_id=100 where I can challenge Ali Sina for a debate after I have finished reading and refuting his book.

    My questions which I’d like to ask is as following:

    1. Where I can find in Answering Islam website a place where I can literally challenge Sam Shamoun for a intense debate?

    2. How can I challenge David Wood to a intense debate with me?

    3. Does Christian Prince have his own personal website? If yes, what’s the name of his personal website? I want to have my revenge on Christian Prince for doing something unacceptable!!

    4. How can I make a section on my website which I want to make sections such as Answering Hindus, Answering Christians, Answering Buddhists, Rebuttal and Refutation. And when someone clicks on the section called Rebuttal, he can see a list of people whom I had debate with.

    Jazakhalakhair

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  3. Mishal

    Yeah I should have worded it better. What I meant is how should I come to the correct conclusion on any discussion between Muslims and any other opposition without having a bias? The reason I’m asking is that I’m insecure about being a blind follower or allowing my bias effect my judgement. I’m not in any way suggesting that I’m doubtful about Islam but I’m just insecure as to my certainty of all of aspects of Islam. Maybe its because I don’t have a solid knowledgeable background of Islam.

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  4. Mishal

    @ douchebag
    Bro it’s OK lol, altho its a bit tidious to try and sweep back the previous comments. Other than that, it’s ok. I’m pretty sure you have alot of things going on your life and have much better things to do than to answer a question of a dumb kid on a forum lol.

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    1. @Mishal, you’re not dumb lol you have impressive critical thinking skills for a 15 yr old…i often take long to reply to someone (sometimes months) coz either im too busy, and when i do have time I feel too lazy to do it and write something but I do reply eventually most of the time if i haven’t forgotten…the only thing that worries me if that i hope that the other person isn’t offended or angry at me

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      1. Assalamu alaikum,

        Guys, my parents promised that they’ll reward me with Iphone 12 Pro Max and Ipad Pro if I only pass the final exam of grade 12.

        Can you please make a powerful supplication and ask God To Make me succesful this June so I can get.my surprize?

        Jazakhalakhair

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      2. stewjo004

        @ Alexander
        May Allah increase your knowledge, bless you with the best grade in the class, give you more blessings in this life and grant you Jannah tul firdos. Ameen.

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  5. Mishal

    Youre wilhelm right? Tbh idk why i didnt realise sooner, anyways. What websites on islam do you recommend? Now for some reason i cant access islamqa. Other than islamqa and this blog, idk any other website to binge. Which ones do you recommend? You can make it a list if ya want

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    1. “Youre wilhelm right?”

      Yes

      “What websites on islam do you recommend? Now for some reason i cant access islamqa. Other than islamqa and this blog, idk any other website to binge. Which ones do you recommend? You can make it a list if ya want”

      IslamQA is probably being renovated right now that’s why you can’t access

      My favorite is IslamQA, you won’t find better in general

      DiscoverTheTruth is great too

      LetMeTurnTheTables

      Call To Monotheism very often deals with some obscure claims around

      QB

      Stewjo004’s future blog

      Do you have discord tho?

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  6. Mishal

    i mean… come on, is that really saying much? Btw are letmeturnthetables and call to monotheism still active? Last time i checked, they are quite barren. Maybe its cuz of my restricted access sijce my parents have parent control on my device. Maybe not idk. Ik this seems to be kinda…..out of nowhere ( tbh every single post of mine can be summarised by ” out of nowhere” lol) but is oral sex allowed in islam? Is it haram or makrooh? I heard some differemces in opinion about this. Also hpws that future meme section? Probably scraped huh?

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    1. “come on, is that really saying much? ”

      Yes lol, sitting in the company on retards made them bigger retards

      “Btw are letmeturnthetables and call to monotheism still active?”

      Still up and If there’s any new claim they will respond to it

      “Is it haram or makrooh? I heard some differemces in opinion about this.”

      Makrooh when no discharge…Haram when discharged

      https://islamqa.org/hanafi/daruliftaa/7881

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  7. Mishal

    Seriously this zozo guy in the zakir hussein post said what does christ mean in arabic or something like that. I searched and it translated to al sayyid al masih. Soooooo……. what?

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  8. stewjo004

    @ Mishal

    To both questions:

    1.Al Masih means basically either “the Wiper”, “the one who is wiped” or (metaphorically) “a traveler”. Lots of interpretations here for the meaning but the strongest imo is he “wipes ot kufr” and he has been “wiped by God and appointed”

    2.That fatwa on oral sex is 110% incorrect. And a good way to demonstrate “idealogical opinion”

    “As far as oral sex is concerned, there are two aspects to the issue. One being the moral aspect and the other the actual ruling regarding it in Islamic Law (meaning, to state whether it is Haram, Makruh or permissible). With regards to the first aspect, there is no doubt that the act of oral sex (in its full meaning) is a totally shameful act…”

    He has presented no proof for this statement.

    ” to the extent that she takes in the filth, whether this filth is semen (Mani) or pre-ejaculatory fluid (Madhi), or the man takes the filth of the woman in his mouth, then this is not permissible.”

    Again no evidence for this statement the strongest opinion is actually semen is not najis (filth)

    Notice he has presented no ayah or hadith like for anal sex or sex on the menstruation. So in fiqh the basic principle is everything is permissible unless can be proven haram through direct text which he has failed to do.

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    1. @Stew

      “Again no evidence for this statement the strongest opinion is actually semen is not najis (filth)”

      Hanafis see them as najis for some reason, never bothered to check why…as a Hanafi myself I always thought it’s impure

      “1.Al Masih means basically either “the Wiper”, “the one who is wiped” or (metaphorically) “a traveler”. Lots of interpretations here for the meaning but the strongest imo is he “wipes ot kufr” and he has been “wiped by God and appointed”

      He **wipes** the kuffar with logic

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      1. Mishal

        wait so let me get this straight, oral sex is makrooh with no discharge but haram with discharge, right? Also how come semen isnt considered to be najis?

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      2. mr.heathcliff

        “At any rate, the passage negates what we find in the majority of cases throughout the older Yahwist and Elohist traditions—namely that a select few do indeed see, converse, and eat with Yahweh face-to-face. Again this anthropomorphic conception of the deity only becomes problematic, and thus disappears, in later textual traditions (see Conflicting portraits of Israel’s deity).

        Accordingly, the youngest traditions in the Bible, those stemming from the New Testament canon, adamantly deny that God can be seen (Jn 1:18, 5:37; 1 Tim 6:16). Obviously these denials were targeted against older biblical traditions that had indeed claimed otherwise.”

        http://contradictionsinthebible.com/can-a-mortal-see-god-or-not/

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      3. mr.heathcliff

        it interesting to note how benjamin sommer aware of contradiction tries to change the meaning of “you saw no form” in deut 4

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      4. stewjo004

        @ Mishal

        No, it actually has militant undertones. Remember the 2nd coming her establishes world peace by wiping out all forms of disbelief.

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    2. mr.heathcliff

      stew and douchbag, do you know why jews don’t make images of yhwh? because according to a crosstian , they didn’t see an image ,but moses did see a form/image.

      so in others words, one should not imagine yhwh to be a form or image, because moses saw one. lol

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      1. mr.heathcliff

        a crosstian in his imagination thinks god exists as a fully flesh and blood human. if moses saw god as a human with back and hands, then the following makes no sense

        Then the Lord spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice.

        Since you saw no form when the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire, take care and watch yourselves closely, 16 so that you do not act corruptly by making an idol for yourselves, in the form of any figure—the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth. 19 And when you look up to the heavens and see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, do not be led astray and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples everywhere under heaven. 20 But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron-smelter, out of Egypt, to become a people of his very own possession, as you are now.

        but moses already seen a likeness in his mind . so since moses did see a form, can he make a form of yhwh in his head and make physical image?

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      2. mr.heathcliff

        ” in the form of any figure—the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth. 19 And when you look up to the heavens and see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, do not be led astray and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples everywhere under heaven”

        but a likeness of god was already seen and people are already imagining an idol in their minds.

        god is saying there is no likeness to him

        it seems torah is internally contradictory

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  9. Mishal

    also in the same site, they said that maryam peace be upoun her and asiyah the wife of pharaoh peace be upon her will be wives of the prophet peace and blessings upon them??? Is there any basis for this claim? In the site it simply says that imam nawawi may Allah have mercy upon him narrated it amd since he is an famous and eminent scholar, we should accept it. Im kinda parapharsing here but its basically the nustshell of the answer. If it does have basis, then why?

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  10. Mishal

    yes i agree with both of you but i heard if the issue in question is not addressed in the quran and sunnah, the we are supposed to look at the ijtihad of the sahaba may Allah be pleased with them , if not addressed there then the scholars as a whole. Wouldnt oral sex be considered haram especially since it involves the physical contact between the mouth and genetalia?

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  11. Assalamu alaikum,

    Yo guys, I would like to ask you couple of questions if you don’t mind

    1. Can a Muslim be sentenced to death for murdering a non-Muslim citizen?
    2. Can non-Muslims practice freely and openly freedom of religion while living in Islamic State?
    3. Can all Muslim countries abolish permanently child marriage and lash x100 anyone who commits pedophilia?

    Jazakhalakhair

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  12. stewjo004

    @ Misha and Shaad

    A. Regarding semen evidence for it not being najis is the hadith where Aisha (ra) just scrapped it of and then Prophet (ﷺ) prayed in it. You can’t just crape off najis and pray without purifying it with water.

    B. “. Wouldnt oral sex be considered haram especially since it involves the physical contact between the mouth and genetalia?”

    So? None of that is evidence for prohibition. There is no text that states this so one can’t say it’s haram based on personal cultural sentiments. As for the “mouth and dhikr” rhetoric okay the hand is as well but it is a consensus we can stimulate the spouse.

    C. Regarding the order of evidence many faqih do not take “consensus of the scholars” as proof. As for a Sahabi’s ijtihad while it is usually noted it again does not constitute proof as we have examples where they are wrong in a position and the only ones that can make halalh and harm are Allah and the Prophet . So the easiest order to follow:

    1.Quran
    2.Sunnah
    3. ijmaa of the Sahaba
    4. Qiyas (analogy)
    5. Arabic linguistics

    The man in the fatwa has provided no evidence from the above sources.

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    1. Mishal

      Hey guys… I just did a quick Google search and it turns out swallowing semen is relatively harmless altho it does have a risk of STI. So now I know why it’s not prohibited. But it’s from a simple Google search, I’m wondering if there are any articles on the subject and with all the nuances and stuff. Does it also apply with men stimulating women? Is the ruling halal or its makr

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      1. stewjo004

        @ Mishal

        It’s not made out of anything that harmful or anything like that.

        Also when you say “men stimulating women” are you referring to their hands and oral? Allah hu alim both are halal.

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  13. Mishal

    @stew
    Oh OK then. In the same link to that fatwa site, they said that total nudity and excessive sexual intercourse are disliked but permissable altho they didn’t cite any sources for those acts tho I could be wrong. Is there an basis for that claim? If only these sites cite more sources….. aaaahggh

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Mishal

      Yeah I saw those and had no clue what he meant

      Regarding ‘total nudity’ did he mean during sex? Or that spouses shouldn’t see each other totally nude? Or walking around naked (which has some evidence)? It was kinda vague either way evidence that spouses can see each other naked:

      Ibn ‘Umar reported God’s Messenger as saying, “Avoid being naked, for with you are those who never leave you (the recording angels) except when you are relieving yourselves and when a man has intercourse with his wife; so observe modesty before them and honour them.”
      https://sunnah.com/mishkat:3115

      As for the excessive intercourse claim. That is completely wrong and it is considered one of the hobbies that is not considered a waste of time in Islam:

      Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Husain:
      That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:…All idle pastimes that the Muslim man engages in are falsehood, except for his shooting of his bow, his training of his horse, and his playing with his wife, for they are from truth.”
      https://sunnah.com/mishkat:3115

      “playing with his wife” means sex. So by definition, if having sex with your wife is considered one of the few non-time wasters it means you must do it a lot. Now obviously you shouldn’t be missing duties like salah etc but pretty clear it’s actively encouraged.

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  14. “And after he had crossed (the river), he and those who believed with him, they said: We have no power this day against Goliath and his hosts. But those who knew that they would meet Allah exclaimed: How many a little company hath overcome a mighty host by Allah’s leave! Allah is with the steadfast.” 2:249

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  15. Mishal

    @stew
    Theres this idea that khadija may Allah be pleased with her was actually 28 or was in her early thirties as opposed to being 40 when she married the prophet peace and blessings upon him. On this site called islamcity.org, they said the narrations saying she was 40 are most likely incorrect as she bore 6 children for muhammad peace and blessings upon him and that shes likely to be in her early thirties, while conveniently not citing any spurces for this claim(kinda paraphrasing here but basically the nutshell of what it says, heres the link, btw its under prophet mohammed peace and blessings upon him wives):
    https://www.islamicity.org/qa/action.lasso.asp?-op=eq&-db=services&-lay=Ask&Answer_flag=X&-format=resultTopics.asp&-Error=resultTopics.asp&-Sortfield=Answer_Date&-Sortorder=Descending&-Max=50&-op=eq&Adminfilter=2&-op=cn&topic=Wives&-find=Search
    I dont wanna seem like im being harsh on this site, other sites and being a islamqa elitist but seriously tho these type of sites where they appeal to weak evidence to try to appear ” unproblematic” well in anpther lense pisses me off. I mean having weak views doesnt exactlt detract from ones credibility but sometimes it seems like its delibrite altho i could be overreacting and wrong( in the same link, they said that mariyah al qibtiyya may Allah be pleased with her is the prophets peace and blessings upon him wife not concubine cuz prophets dont have concubines….again with no evidence)
    What do you think about these claims?

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Mishal

      I definitely agree with you people shouldn’t quote without evidence (this is why I gave you the site to learn from) You can find the summary in Yasir Qadhi’s lectures on the Seerah regarding Khadija’s(ra) age. Very briefly both ages have been recorded in our history:

      1.40
      Our earliest sources like Ibn Ishaq have 40

      2. 28
      28 comes much late from someone who if memory serves was like Khadija’s(ra) great, great-nephew or something like that.

      Allah hu alim.

      As for concubines, that is both wrong about Mariyah(ra) and to claim prophets don’t have concubines. Allah clearly states the Prophet (ﷺ) has concubines in the Quran itself:

      Prophet, I have made the wives, who you’ve given what is due and any concubines Allah has given you permissible… (33:50)

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  16. Mishal

    yeah these sites should realise that by doing this, tgis will only open up to more and more muslims being confused. Also this might appear as abit of a childish question but, it is said that rayhana may Allah be pleased with her was a concubine of the prophet peace amd blessings upon him. It is said she clung unto judaism at first but later converted to islam. Did she resent the prophet peace and blessings upon him? I heard he proposed to her but she rejected. What were the reasons why? Again forgive me if this question appears childish and unnessesary

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    1. stewjo004

      @ mishal
      I agree it’s better to just have it out there as it is without sugarcoating. Regarding your question it’s not childish, just curiosity. The reality is we don’t know. There could have been a variety of reasons she did what she did. We don’t have any of that recorded so is what you said possible? Sure. But it could also be a variety of other things that we can’t see. Maybe she made a promise to her mother or something when she was 12. We can’t claim to know people’s feelings living over 1,000 years ago.

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      1. Mishal

        @stew
        Yeah I’m just wondering if it has been Recorded of the relationship between the concubines and the mother of the believers May Allah be pleased with them all? I haven’t heard much about their whole relationship. Also in Islam, are there like covenants as in Christianity? I heard quite frequently of different covenants made in Christianity, how about in Islam?

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      2. stewjo004

        @ Mishal

        To answer your question there’s not much interaction I’m aware of. Regarding Covenants, Allah mentions making them several times with the previous nations and if you mean like between us and Allah then yes He mentions making it with us as well:

        Remember Allah’s favor on you and His Covenant He has bound you to, when you said: “I’ve heard and I obey.” Be mindful of Allah because Allah knows all the secrets within the heart. (5:7)

        Yes, Allah loves those who keep their promises and are mindful of Him, but those who sell Allah’s Covenant and their promises for a small price will not have even the smallest piece of the life to come. Allah will neither speak nor look at them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them, all that awaits them will be an agonizing torment. (3:76-77)

        I offered this Trust to the heavens, earth and mountains, yet they refused to bear it and were afraid. Yet ever forgetful humanity undertook it, (and) no doubt they were unjust and impulsive. Allah will punish the hypocritical and idol worshipping men and women, and turn with mercy to the believing men and women, because Allah is Most Forgiving and Forever Merciful… (33:72-73)

        Tell them:…when it comes to Allah’s Covenant, you better be concerned with fulfilling it. That is what He counsels you with so that you might make an effort to remember. This is my path, that stands straight, so follow it. Do not follow other ways as they will lead you away from Him. That is what He counsels you with so that you might become people who are god fearing…” (6:151-153)

        … fulfill the Covenant you made with Allah. Do not nullify your faith after confirming it. You have made Allah an Overseer over yourselves, so have no doubts that Allah knows what you’re up to…Do not sell the Covenant you made with Allah for a small price, what Allah has is better for you, if you only knew. What you have will run out but what Allah has will always remain, and I’ll compensate those who remain patient as well as give them their reward according to the best actions they ever did. And whosoever, whether man or woman, does good while they have faith, I will give them a good and pure life, and reward them according to the best of what they ever did. So, when you recite the Qur’an, seek Allah’s protection from the cursed devil, because he has no power over those who believe and place their trust in their Lord. (16:91-99)

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  17. mr.heathcliff

    i’m listening to a myth vision pod cast featuring richard carrier. he is addressing a movement called israel only.

    after listening to the podcast, i have a few questions

    crosstians say that we are all “menstrual rags” “under the law”

    if 4000 yrs ago the gentiles were not under the law and were not “chosen” by god , how could they be “menstrual rags” under the law?

    unless the law said that one had to convert to being under the law for pleasing god?

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  18. mr.heathcliff

    Ibn dawood geezer received the following reply from a crosstian

    “Christians don’t believe that motherhood is dirty and disgusting as Muslims believe. Because our God humbled himself into the womb of a sacred woman to save humanity. That’s love.

    So you r telling that your Allah cannot do all these things, yet calling him powerful ? Weird”

    if being plopped from birth canal is “powerful” thing then i guess humans are doing an act which can be defined as “powerful” lol

    “humbled himself” lol , why , was he not able to get plopped by a woman pre-humbling himself? so powerful lol

    So love now means that a god gets PLOPPED lol

    what our contention is, how do you distinguish what god is when your god likes exiting vaginas?

    God says “i brought you into existence and willed you to come out of your mother, nothing has power over me”

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Mr.Heathcliff

      1. Challenge the man worshipper to show from our text where we state motherhood is disgusting.

      2. Explain to the man worshipper that there are things God does not reduce Himself to doing because it is not befitting of His majesty. A simple way to prove this, “Can God be stupid?” No, because it goes against His very essence of being the epitome of wisdom. In the same way God never “humbles” Himself as it goes against His essence of always being in a state of dignity and perfection.

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      1. mr.heathcliff

        In crosstianity , you cant tell god apart from creation

        for example

        ppl who die for women = lovers

        ppl who die for country = patriots

        Ppl who die for religion = martyrs

        the god who dies for ppl = ?

        a crosstian dont care about gods majestic because a crosstian thinks about god as a man

        in deeply ingrained in their pagan brains

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    2. mr.heathcliff

      “Explain to the man worshipper that there are things God does not reduce Himself to doing because it is not befitting of His majesty.”

      bro, he brought it all into existence

      Being born of a woman is an existence which god brought into existence, the beginingless one is brought into existence? this is nonsense

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      1. mr.heathcliff

        Then the pagans will say

        “No , no no the spirit part isnt brought into existence”

        so if time and physical properties do not put any effect in the spirit part, what does it even mean for him to exit a vagina?

        its like i put my hand in fire and nothing is burning my hands

        unless the spirit part FULLY EXPERIENCES getting pushed out of birth canal which goes back to my first point, God brings into existence, the feelings came into EXISTENCE

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  19. Mishal

    “Christians don’t believe that motherhood is dirty and disgusting as Muslims believe.”
    Soooo you are saying that a religion who says that underneath the mother’s feet lies paradise, that the mother has more right to child custody and that being dutiful to your mother also means being dutiful to God is also a religion that says motherhood is “dirty” and “disgusting”. Uuummm idk I would looove to see something called proof ya know? The thing your religion lacks?

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  20. Mishal

    hey i hope ypu can clarify the following
    Theere are some rulings and things in general that applies to the prophet muhammad peace and blessings upon him with regards to marriage,etc. How come these things only is allowed for the prophet peace and blessings upon him amd what is exactly the wisdom behind those rulings? Im talking generally amd not specific rulings.

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  21. Mishal

    @stew
    A. What are the rulings that apply only to him not the believers? Its just i heard some things that apply to him like he can be alone and touch non mahram women altyo the evidence as far i can see is quite weak. A general run down would be good.
    B. What do you exactly mean by the reason the ruling is different because he is an example? The rulings apply to him and not the muslims in general so how can he be an example in that regard when the rulings only apply to him?
    C. Who are the sabians? I heard they are the mandeans,a gnostic ingdominable people group from mesopotamia. Its referred to as a quranic mystery. Who are they and what is the scholarly consensus on their status?
    D. Are the shias to be treated differently than other deviant groups where simply debating them is enough? Are they to be fought,etc? Sorry if i sound offensive in anyway.

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Mishal

      A. Some off the top of my head; fasting continuously for days with no break in between, can’t marry cousins who didn’t make hijrah, 6 obligatory prayers a day, if puts on armor has to meet the enemy in battle (debated), can marry more than 4 wives and wives who have been consummated with can’t remarry.

      B. An example would be like Surah Abasa. The Prophet (ﷺ) was giving dawah to a Qurashi leader and a blind man came interrupting him and he got slightly irritated. This is not a blameworthy action for us (and the man could have come back later with the majority of scholars saying you should give dawah to the powerful person and talk to the man later) BUT the Prophet (ﷺ) got reprimanded by Allah in how he dealt with the situation because his status is higher. This rule was specifically for him.

      C. Scholars have differed. Some say the Gnostics Mandaens you mentioned (I respectfully disagree and go with another position but Allah hu alim) Basically to be Sabi linguistically means to “turn away”. During the Prophet’s (ﷺ) time, the pagans did not call us “Muslims” they called us “Sabians” (because we “turned away from our parent’s religion” in their minds)

      “…The Prophet (ﷺ) gave him good tidings (congratulated him) and ordered him to perform the `Umra. So when he came to Mecca, someone said to him, “You have become a Sabian?”
      https://sunnah.com/bukhari:4372

      So Allah hu alim I believe the term when used by Allah, is like “people who have turned away from mainstream religion but are trying their best to get close to God however they know how” That is how the word was used during the Prophet’s (ﷺ) time.

      D. Depends as they are not monolithic in their beliefs its a spectrum of thought. In general, you assume they’re Muslim until they say something like the Quran has been distorted, or they pray to Ali(ra) or Fatima(ra) or they curse Umm Al Mumineen etc. The real problem here is most of them aren’t willing to come out and debate their beliefs (and I’ve challenged some before) they for the most part are very cult-like and try to hide in the shadows (they kept going no let’s do it in private yada, yada, yada) THis is why you’ll rarely see one say “I’m Shia” but will introduce themself with some BS title like “I follow “Jafari” or the “Ahlul Bayt” school of thought”

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  22. Mishal

    @stew
    Ooohh now it makes sense. Thanks for clarifying the issue of rulings applying only to the prophet peace and blessings upon him and the sabians one. This is a bit of a……embarassing question but hey shyness is a part of this religion. You might laugh at this or even find this abit inapropriate but.. can women specifically make dua to be married to the prophet peace and blessings upon him in paradise? Im sorry if this seems inapropriate.

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      @ MIshal

      Allah hu alim they can make dua but don’t mean they will get it. But hey it’s Jannah and Allah is Al Kareem so be a good Muslim and you can find out.

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  23. mr.heathcliff

    dale tuggy is a unitarian who elevates jesus to status of worship. not all crosstians are trinitarians. tuggy does not make jesus into god.

    all those verses in the quran which we think applies to trinitarian crosstians could have equally applied to unitarian ones with deviant views such as dr tuggy?

    douche bag, stew, qb vaqas?

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    1. For example,

      And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?’”

      Catholics will say they don’t venerate her as god but they beseech her help as a saint but who cares about what they say when they’re attributing godly attributes to her, same for Unitarians (as well as many of the rawafid)

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  24. Mishal

    Saying you don’t venerate someone like mary as God but beseech her for help as a “Saint” is no different from saying that you don’t worship the idol itself but instead the “spirit within the idol” or some other bull rap logic.

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  25. Mishal

    @stew
    What do you mean by if he puts on armor has to meet the enemy in battle? Can you explain that for me? Also he can’t marry cousins who didn’t make hijrah, that’s a bit oddly specific. Why is it put into place for him?
    The sabians one I kinda have an issue with. The sabians are mentioned along side with crosstians, Jews, the fireworshippers as people of the scripture, meaning those who received a scripture from God that has been corrupted as in the case of the Christians and Jews or lost as in the case of the zoroasterians. You said that sabians when used by Allah means those who turn away from mainstream religion but try to get close to Allah in anyway they can. That wouldn’t really count as being among those who receive scripture ya know?
    In the Shia question, you did clarify but didn’t exactly answer the other question of whether or no we should treat them differently from a other groups as in either should we debate them and refute them or we should use the sword like we did to the khwarijites?
    I apologise if I said anything that is offensive or can be taken in a wrong light. May Allah reward you, forgive me and you, and finally reunite us in Jannahtul firdaws

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      @Mishal

      Ameen.

      There is nothing in the Quran (or as far as I am aware ahadith either) to state they’re Ahlekitab. Here are all 3 ayah they appear in:

      But have no doubts, those who believe and those who were Jewish, Christian or Sabian, who believed in Allah and the Last Day; and did good will have their reward with their Lord. And there will be no reason for them to fear nor will they have any long-lasting sorrow. (2:62)

      For indeed, those who believed, ˹and˺ those who were Jewish, Sabian or Christian, who believed in Allah and the Last Day; and did good will have no cause for fear or regret. (5:69)

      As for the believers and those who were Jewish, Sabian, Christians, Zoroastrians and Pagans, Allah will judge between them all on the Day of Standing; because Allah is a witness over everything. (22:17)

      Allah does not call these people Ahlekitab. We have nothing to state Zoroastrians received a text either and notice the end of 22:17 where it says mushrikeen (i.e. pagan) are they Ahlekitab now? Of course not, since their is no other thing to identify these people and we know how it was used during the time of the Prophet (ﷺ) the most logical due to context is people who turn away from the mainstream (obviously not including Islam) This is also consistent with other things we know like, for example, the tyrant king who feared Allah and tokld his children to burn his body and scatter the ashes into the sea because he was scared what Allah would do to him. What was his religion? What did he convert to? Nothing, he turned away fro his beliefs as well as other religions and feared Allah and the Last Day.

      As for Shia, I’m sorry, yeah they and the Khawarij should be debated like we do the Christians right now. But if you just have a layman in front be gentle, assume he is a Muslim, and try to slowly guide him.

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    2. stewjo004

      @ Mishal

      Regarding the armor its from a statement he (ﷺ) made before Uhud (35:40)

      Regarding the “why” it was forbidden for him to marry them or any other women at one point, Allah hu alim.

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  26. Mishal

    @ stew
    Jazakallahu khair
    Thanks for clarifying the sabians issue, now im fully convinced as to who they are. Sorry if the shia question kinda freaked you out as i mentioned if we should use the sword or not. Its just many muslims in the ahl al sunnah wal jamaa’h are pretty critical and even hostile towards the shia so i was wondering hpw should the shia be treated. Also i noticed that you didnt answer the questions in the first paragraph of my previous post but its ok, every one can make mistakes even the most wisest of us.
    Im curious about the proposal to fakhita or fatima binth abi tolib may Allah be pleased with her (not sure if thats a typo or mistake on your part but Allahu alim). Why did she reject the prophet peace and blessings upon him?
    Pretty much everyone know that the historical ‘eesa peace be upon them isnt a white guy, im curious as to how maryam peace be upon her looked like, is there any description given in the ahadith?

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Mishal

      I’m not uncomfortable with you asking at all. The discussion on the sword is it depends on a variety of factors. At this stage in a bit of irony, I am for how Ali(ra) dealt with the khawarij:

      1. Won’t be prevented from the masjid
      2. Get their citizen rights
      3. We will let you be as long as you don’t harm us

      “also i noticed that you didnt answer the questions in the first paragraph of my previous post but its ok, every one can make mistakes even the most wisest of us.”

      May you ask again as I must’ve missed it.

      Finally, it’s spelt as Fakhitah bint Abi Talib(ra). The first time she was proposed to was before Khadijah(ra) and the Prophet(ﷺ) was too poor. Next was after the conquest of Mecca and she said no because she didn’t think se could do justice to him and her kids and finally when she proposed it was too late as Allah had sent down that rule already.

      Regarding what Maryam(as) looked like, ALlah hu alim but probably similar to her son; dark skin, lanky hair.

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  27. Vaqas Rehman

    Hey so have you guys ever heard of this hadith before or know if its even authentic? It’s concerning the antichrist and it says,

    “His right eye will be punctured, and his left eye would be raised to his forehead and will be sparkling like a star.”

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    1. Vaqas Rehman

      Edit: think I found the source,

      Essence of Life, A Translation of Ain al-Hayat by Allama Muhammad Baqir.

      looks like a shia hadith book. The only thing I’m missing now is a date of its composition. If anyone knows that it’d really help me out.

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      1. stewjo004

        @ Vaqas

        Yeah, Baqir is a MAJOR shia “scholar” and is the main one responsible for oppressing and torturing the Persian people into becoming Shia. He was active in the 1600s I believe.

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      2. Vaqas Rehman

        @Stew

        I see thanks for letting me know. I’m still pretty ignorant on the ins and outs of shiaism so I had no idea.

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    2. mr.heathcliff

      why do crosstians suffer from weak memory?

      they say “our god is a trinity, how can your weak mind comprehend three is one?”

      Then they say “your Allah cannot enter earth”

      So you cannot comprehend three is one , but you can detect god with five human senses in christianity?

      And why cant the muslim flip your excuse “weak mind” when it comes to God “enteting creation”

      if ur god enters creation is he as old as the universe i.e if earth is 6000 yrs old is yhwh 6000 yrs old?

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  28. stewjo004

    @ Vaqas

    No problem. There would be no logical reason for you to know who the gentleman was. The best I can say is he would be like the equivalent of Ibn Taymiyya to them.

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    1. @Stew, not that I didn’t know it but Im still shocked (can’t get over it) over the fact that they have an established usool of hadith, this is baffling taking in mind the overall flaws of their narrations (as per the much superior sunni standard)

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        @ Shaad

        Oh please, it’s not even a comparison, they really have as a condition if someone made dua for another they must have known each other. To me, they’re not even in the discussion because the whole religion is too easy to pick apart.

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      2. “they really have as a condition if someone made dua for another they must have known each other

        That’s the point imagine this ridiculous notion being part of an *established* usool…there are other ridiculous conditions i can highlight but what i believed to be simple opinions from isolated scholars were actually part of their established authentication system which is unbelievably being taught in Qom and Najaf….and what’s the reason behind it? It’s all due to their liberal stance they always had pertaining to oral traditions, it’s pick and choose compared to us sunnis….this is what contributed to a ridiculous usool that we have nowadays

        Another ridiculous idea they came up with is dismissing some of our authentic narrations as Taqiyyah and choose to believe those that fits their agenda….this is the kind of liberal approach im talking about

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      3. @Stew and yes lol i agree, it’s not fair to even compare considering the preposterousness we’re dealing with…would be an insult infact to our ulema when i think about it

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      4. stewjo004

        @ shaad

        Yeah, the “taqiyya” thing creates more problems than it solves, how can we trust anything then? The fundamental issue is they have an opinion and pick what they want to substantiate it as opposed to gathering all evidence and then forming a conclusion. To see the difference one simply can watch Farid’s analysis of the Battle of Jammal where he actually is impartial.

        They also have a lot of unknowns for their narrators and honestly, I don’t even like calling Al-Kafi a “hadith book” as most of it isn’t even narrating things from the Prophet (ﷺ) (which is also wee going to ignore the awkward fact that they can’t reconstruct the Seerah on their own)

        But ignoring ahadith their real problem is the same as the Christians, they CANNOT prove their concept of Imamah (aka the thing that separates you from all other Muslims) from the Quran. That to me is enough to not even take anything else seriously.

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    2. mr.heathcliff

      i wonder based on sentence and grammatical reasons one can make an argument that “a word from Allah” is not jesus as the missionaries assume.

      quote:
      The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him.

      and his word which he ….

      and his spirit

      and His word which He….

      why is this not a SEPARATE sentence just like the “and his spirit….”

      messiah = messenger of Allah

      and His word (Allahs word) He alqaHa ila maryam

      is there even a necessity to confuse the and “his word” with “messiah”?

      plus “the messiah” = hu.

      Allahs word = kalimatu (feminine)

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      1. mr.heathcliff

        quote:
        quote:
        The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him.

        quote:
        The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah.

        and His word which He directed to Mary
        Allah Here is bringing attention to His creative ability by saying “kun”

        and a soul [created at a command] from Him.

        who is this? jibreel or human soul of isa?

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      2. mr.heathcliff

        here is one translation which could be a support to what i just said

        O people of the book do not inflate in your religion and do not say upon Allah except the binding truth. The Messiah Jesus son of Mary was none other than Allah’s envoy and His statement, He casted it towards Mary including a life giving breath from Him (Allah).

        Allah is not saying isa is His word, but Allah is saying that His word HE CASTED on mary.

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  29. Mishal

    @stew
    Jazakallahu khair. The 4 major schools of thought or madhabs are the shafi’i, maliki, hanbali and hanafi school of thought. But are there other madhabsand what are some examples. I heard that the shia are referred to as an illegitimate madhab. Can you clarify that for me?
    What are your favourite islamic youtube channels? Mine would be mercifulservant altho nowadays their channel is quite barren
    Also i heard muslim men are allowed to marry chaste women from the ahl al kitab. If we are not allowedt to take them as allies in terms of love and friendship, why are we allowed to marry their women?

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    1. stewjo004

      @Mishal

      Yes, there have been WAY more than just the four famous ones those are just the ones that have managed to survive throughout the years.

      Regarding the Shia, they hide behind this to excuse their bidah by claiming to follow Imam Jafar(rh) even though he has nothing to do with their fiqh and he was basically a proto Hanafi.

      As for Islamic channels, I don’t really watch any eventually you will have watched most stuff and stories and need to go to formal schooling if you want to increase your Islamic knowledge.

      Finally, not taking them as allies is like not taking them as allies over other Muslims in context. We can marry their chaste women (note so she is a practicing Jew or Christian not just some chick who says it but doesn’t live the lifestyle) mainly for dawah purposes.

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  30. Mishal

    @stew
    Thanks for clarifying the whole not taking them as allies tging as i thought we are not supposed to take them as allies in any sense. I heard you were planning to write an article about the coming of the caliphate being prophesised in the book of daniel. Im just curious as to the evidence behind that.
    Also in a verse of the quran ( altgo i dont know which surah or the specifics) where Allah is prasing the companions may Allah be pleased with them then he says that their description is mentioned in the tawraat. Im curious as to the verses in the torah that speak of the companions as thats just straight up awesome!
    On the topic of concubinage, the instituition as a whole is also called as being ” sex slaves “. I personally feel uncomfortable using this title as the actual definition of sexual slavery afaik means of corecing or forcing individuals into sexual intercourse. Do ypu think its an accurate label?
    Also when usually people talk about concubines, its usually viewed as the woman being an ” object ” of desire for a man and not really ahving autonomy. Also the whole relationship is being on the sex part and thats it. Do you feel its accurate to place this description on the islamic concubinage instituition? Is there any place for compassion or love in that type of relationship?
    Im sorry if i seem weirdly fixated on the idea of concubinage as im just really curious amd not many people talk about it. Tbh its also cuz im kinda interested in the idea of… having concubines and..stuff. again sorry if this is abit uncomfortable as i wanted to be frank. May Allah forgive me if i said anytging inapropriate.
    Jazakallahu khair

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    1. stewjo004

      @Mishal

      1. I can give the short sweet version now. Do you know the background to Daniel 2?

      2. Not sure

      3. I would agree it is inaccurate to describe a concubine as a “sex slave” (and this would be the same even if I wasn’t Muslim) It’s an upgrade in status of a slave into the role of a “mini-wife”. She does not hold the same rights of a wife but she takes on more rights than a normal slave.

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      @ Mishal
      Sorry accidentally hit post:

      4. Oh sex is definitely a motivator but let’s keep it real, it’s a motivator in marriage whether monogamy or polygyny. Do I think on a practical level they are going to grow closer together due to sharing an intimate act repeatedly? Yes. But is sex a factor in starting the relationship? Absolutely.

      5. Regarding having concubines, hey it’s halal so no judgment here. Ibn al-Jawzi said:

      “Having a lot of wives and concubines is praiseworthy, not blameworthy. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) had wives and concubines.

      Seeking to get married in order to have children is a kind of worship, and if the aim is to seek pleasure, that is permissible, and may also be a kind of worship, as it is a means of keeping oneself and one’s wife chaste, and so on.”
      https://islamqa.info/en/answers/242945/what-if-someone-chooses-to-remain-single-both-in-this-world-and-the-hereafter

      However, we’re not Jewish so you can’t just declare a woman your concubine like they can. There is basically only one way to get them in Islam and that was through war:

      https://islamqa.info/en/answers/26067/he-hired-a-woman-to-serve-him-then-he-agreed-with-her-that-she-would-be-his-slave

      The only country that MIGHT (and again this is a big might) have a legitimate source in the modern era would be Mauritania which controversially ended slavery in 1981:

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  31. Mishal

    @ stew
    Well i know vaguely about the book of daniel but daniel 2 not really. You can provide a summary if you want to get into detail about the evidence of the coming of the caliphate.
    Thanks for beimg honest and not sugarcoating anything. Its just we have tgis very dark and twisted image of concubinage where the woman is seen as an object or something even tho reality is much more nuanced. Im just curious tho, do all the rulings apply to the concubine like when the male partner calls her to bed, she should not refuse him unless given a shari’ reason like sickness,etc? Is it the same situation where the ruings of men apply to women unless if there is clear text differentiating the two? What i mean is that the rulings stil apply but if there is text saying ptherwise the they are treated differently. Its just on islamqa, it says that concubines like wives shouldnt refuse when tgeir masters or husbands call them to bed unless a valid reason is given so im curious as to if the rulings of a wife also apply to a concubine.
    You said that the jews can declare a free woman as a concubine. I heard that in the jewish law, there are two ways of getting a concubine, a gentile woman captured in war or a hebrew woman altgo im not sure as to the latter on how that works. Can you clarify that for me?
    In a previous post, you said that women can make dua to be married to the prophet peace and blessings upon him in paradose but its not guranteed that it be accepted. In islamqa question, they basically said that making dua to be married to abu bakr may Allah be pleased with him,etc is a transgression in dua. So if thats considered as transgression in dua howcome the dua of wanting to be marroed to the prophet is not?

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  32. Vaqas Rehman

    So funny story, I recently came across a book claiming to debunk the “muslim antichrist” theory and it sounded interesting so I gave it a read. And I know the muslim antichrist theory is so ridiculous that I shouldn’t have even bothered but since it comes up every now and then I figured I’d give it a look. And to my surprise it was a lot more anti islam than I was expecting. To the point that a solid chunk of the book is attempting to disprove islamic eschatology by claiming it borrows from Christian pseudepigrapha. Heres the kicker though, when I looked into the sources the author claims Islam borrowed from they seem like their post islam rather than pre islam! I decided to post the book below so you guys could see what i was talking about.

    file:///C:/Users/Vaqas%20Rehman/Desktop/library/The%20Islamic%20Antichrist%20Debunked%20A%20Comprehensive%20Critique%20of%20the%20Muslim%20Antichrist%20Theory%20by%20Chris%20White.pdf

    So am i missing something? How can Islamic eschatology “borrow” from sources that look pretty clearly to be either during or after the advent of Islam?

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      1. Vaqas Rehman

        @Stew

        I forgot to put “some of the supposed comparisons between islamic eschatology and the Christian pseudepigrapha.” in my reply. I felt the need to add this just to reiterate that I think this idea of Islam borrowing from these sources is ridiculous with deeper research and I don’t want someone to randomly come across that comment and think even for a second that I was trying to cast doubt on Islam.

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      2. The most blatant self own is that pseudo daniel is 9th century….

        Assuming that they’re correct that those are pre Islamic writings and that our narrations are similar then what obliges us to assume we borrowed from them?

        One could argue the claims on these writings are considered inauthentic then what obliges us to follow their criteria? These could be extant authentic traditions too as per our own criteria, take our stance on the gospel of thomas for example

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      3. Mishal

        @stew
        Hey I’m just curious, did anyone mention the reason why mariyah may Allah be pleased with her came to the prophet peace and blessings upon him in the hafsah incident? This is not a doubt btw lol its just I haven’t heard the reason why she came to him in the first place.

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        @Stew

        Sorry it didn’t go through for everyone. Oh well live and learn. Luckily I found what looks like the authors official website with the content of his books available.

        https://bibleprophecytext.com/books/islamic-antichrist-debunked/

        All in all I don’t know if the author is ignorant or being deliberately deceptive in claiming Islam supposedly borrows from sources that, as far as I can tell are either during or post the advent of Islam.

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    1. “His right eye like the star that rises in the morning, and the other
      without motion.” (The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Ezra)4
      “He shall be bald-headed, with a small and a large eye.” (The
      Apocalypse of Pseudo-Daniel)5
      “His right eye like the star which rises in the morning, and
      the other like a lion’s.” (The Apocalypse of Pseudo-John

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      1. Lol we can break it further and say nowhere does it say he’s blind in one…the hadith says no other prophet mentioned this, they could’ve mentioned that he’s got two eyes but not that he’s blind in one

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      2. Mishal

        @the expert
        I’m curious as to what the exmuslim cheesecake scandal is. I’m pretty absent from the whole dawah side of the net so I’m essentially clueless about what this scandal. Can anyone explain it to me?

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      3. Vaqas Rehman

        @The Expert

        Sorry the link I tried to post from my computer didn’t go through for everyone. Oh well live and learn. Luckily I found what looks like the authors official website with the content of his books available.

        https://bibleprophecytext.com/books/islamic-antichrist-debunked/

        All in all I don’t know if the author is ignorant or being deliberately deceptive in claiming Islam supposedly borrows from sources that, as far as I can tell are either during or post the advent of Islam.

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  33. mr.heathcliff

    the christians say that the only way for god to be known is by taking on the five human senses.

    stew, in a dream, how much five human senses are being employed ? how about a completely disabled person, he has no senses.

    stew, aren’t they at the same time “bumping” up human senses and making god limited to them ?

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  34. Mishal

    @the expert
    Thanks Bro. May Allah reward you tenfold. Ameen. Also I don’t want to seem impatient but Where’s stew? I asked some questions but he didn’t get back to me. But it’s no biggie tho it’s just I’m wondering, that’s all. He can take as much time he needs. It’s not like I’ll die…… Don’t wanna jinx it tho.

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  35. stewjo004

    @ Misha

    Note if I don’t respond it’s usually being busy with work, down the line:

    1. ” did anyone mention the reason why mariyah may Allah be pleased with her came to the prophet peace and blessings upon him in the hafsah incident?”

    I’m not familiar with Maria coming to the Prophet (ﷺ) at all in the incident.

    2. Regarding refusal with a Shari reason Allah hu alim I do not know any evidence to go either way.

    3. From my understanding they can get concubines a lot of ways:
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/concubine

    4. Allah hu alim go with Sheikh Munnajjid if he tells you something diffrent (I’d like to see his opinion though if you could link it)

    5. The ex-Muslim cheesecake scandal is when this one kafara on Twitter acted like she was being imprisoned by Muslims to be executed now her followers lost faith in her:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zara_Kay

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  36. Mishal

    @stew
    Jazakallahu khair. However i did notice you didnt answer of some of the questions which hey its alright as you are busy with work. Heres the question in full.
    ” daniel but daniel 2 not really. You can provide a summary if you want to get into detail about the evidence of the coming of the caliphate.
    Thanks for beimg honest and not sugarcoating anything. Its just we have tgis very dark and twisted image of concubinage where the woman is seen as an object or something even tho reality is much more nuanced. Im just curious tho, do all the rulings apply to the concubine like when the male partner calls her to bed, she should not refuse him unless given a shari’ reason like sickness,etc? Is it the same situation where the ruings of men apply to women unless if there is clear text differentiating the two? What i mean is that the rulings stil apply but if there is text saying ptherwise the they are treated differently. Its just on islamqa, it says that concubines like wives shouldnt refuse when tgeir masters or husbands call them to bed unless a valid reason is given so im curious as to if the rulings of a wife also apply to a concubine.
    You said that the jews can declare a free woman as a concubine. I heard that in the jewish law, there are two ways of getting a concubine, a gentile woman captured in war or a hebrew woman altgo im not sure as to the latter on how that works. Can you clarify that for me?
    In a previous post, you said that women can make dua to be married to the prophet peace and blessings upon him in paradose but its not guranteed that it be accepted. In islamqa question, they basically said that making dua to be married to abu bakr may Allah be pleased with him,etc is a transgression in dua. So if thats considered as transgression in dua howcome the dua of wanting to be marroed to the prophet is not?”
    Sorry if i didnt condese it as im lazy as crap. You can answer the questions that you hadnt in the previous post.

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      @ Mishal

      Sorry but remember it’s not that I’m personally not answering its I have been having tight crunch times at work:

      1. I answered this, look 2 posts up from this one

      2. Regarding Daniel 2 keeping it sweet and simple (I will do a longer one with more Christians and Jewish commentary later inshaAllah) Basically Nebuchadnezzar (Bhukti Nasr) has a recurring dream, gathers wise men of the kingdom to interpret it, Daniel(as) then makes dua to be able to interpret it. Dream is as follows:

      A big statue of a man with a gold head, silver body, bronze thighs, iron shins and copper/iron mix feet. A rock-cut out the heavens smashes the idol.

      Daniel(as) is said to have interpreted it as the rise of kingdoms and then a final kingdom made by God will destroy all of them. Most Jewish and Christian commentaries agree the kingdoms are:

      1..Gold Head: Babylonian Empire (626 BC – 539 BC)
      2.Silver Chest/Arms: Medo-Persian Empire (539 BC – 330 BC)
      3.Bronze Belly and Thighs: Greecian Empire (330 BC – 63 BC)
      4.Iron Legs: Roman Empire (63 BC)

      Then get lost but because the next one is Roman, Rome split into two empires East and West so that’s obviously the feet mix
      5.Iron/Clay Feet: Byzantine/Roman Empire (565 CE)

      The next kingdom that rises up and destroys all of these is the Caliphate (632CE)

      http://explorethemed.com/RiseIslam.asp?c=1

      There’s more supporting evidence but this just a general overview.

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      1. Mishal

        That’s pretty cool tbh. The fact that the first caliphate later conquered these territories is also telling altho idk about Rome. But still pretty cool. Altho I’m a bit icky about the rise of Islam link. Ik you didn’t meant to as you were just showcasing but seriously tho stuff written in there are just straight up insulting like they said that the first caliphs are not as pious or that the prophet peace and blessings upon himwas depicted as this conquerer of sort who manipulated his followers to fight for him with the promise of paradise. I’m guessing they got their sources from earlier sources. What is your opinion on that site?

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      2. @Mishal, “Manipulation” is the assumption here, coz for us Muslim it’s a fact and not a lie, you fight in the way of Allah for His Prophet PBUH and God shall reward you with paradise. ..it is how it is….if someone wanna see it as manipulation (idk if the author does) that’s their problem you shouldn’t bother your mind with it

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      3. stewjo004

        @ Mishal

        The point of the link was not to get information but to watch Islamic expansion cover all these former territories in the prophecy by clicking the tabs at the top. (As a note this person is dumb as they didn’t create “coinage” until the Ummayyad period because Muslims had never developed such intricate empire management administration, for the most part, we had the Persians and Roman courtiers still running things during the expansion era. This is one of the main problems is these people don’t understand we didn’t really care about converting the local populace.)

        In regards to the “promise of paradise”, religious fervor is the common explanation for the early rise of Islam by nonmuslim historians.

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      4. Mishal

        Oh OK. Sorry if I made a big deal of things as I was kinda pissed at some of the things wrote in the article. Also I have a question. Is the “final prophet” or “sixth lamb” depicted as a militaristic figure in the previous scriptures? This is not a doubt lol I’m just curious about other prophecies of Muhammad peace and blessings upon him.

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      5. stewjo004

        @ Mishal

        I haven’t done enough on their escatology to comment tbh. Also regarding Rome as I didn’t see that besides the fact that they basically only ever lost territory against us, we finish Rome off completely during the Mahdi’s time.

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  37. mr.heathcliff

    stew, from the ots perspective abraham did not have “faith” in god, he had “faith” that god would give him decendants and in his torah

    okay, so where did any authour of ot say that abraham had faith in god in the sense of being saved from his (abrahams) sins??????

    where does such a concept exist in ot?

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    1. stewjo004

      @alexander

      Hard too read and Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs is not reliable. The easiest way to counter Quraza is to show what they did in their betrayal and trying to attack women and children as most people don’t actually understand what happened. Here’s a video with pictures I would add:

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  38. Assalamu alaikum,

    Yo guys, I really want me to be the end of terrorism and violence and implement the Divine Laws correctly so people will not have absolutely any reason to criticize Islam, and I really want to give good reasons for people to praise Islam and Muslims. That is why, after I finish my High School, I will go to Zaytun Collage, Islamic University of Madinah, Al Azhar University and Oxford University Debating Union so I can be 2nd Greatest Sunni Muslim scholar, scientist and debater after our lady Aisha(peace be upon her)

    Also, I do hear all the time from other Muslims saying that it is the fault of Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdul al Wahhab who started terrorism and violence, and I wish to be known Sheikh Alexander Abood who ended permanently terrorism and violence.

    But for me to do this, I really need to seek help from all Muslim rulers(e.g. Emirs, Kings and Presidents) for the plans I have so I can easily implement them.

    Like what I want to implement is that I want all Muslim countries to start executing anyone who commits murder and lash one hundred times anyone who commits pedophilia. And I want to do this as means of crystal clear proof that Prophet Muhammad was NOT a pedophile and neither a terrorist.

    What I want to do is that as Kuwaiti(by ethnicity and not citizenship) to seek help from Emir of Kuwait and the Emir of Kuwait has to invite the President of Egypt, President of Iran, President of Yemen, King of Saudi Arabia and other Muslim world leaders to a live conference.

    Of course, I do this also so I can help the Ummah to have a better life like ever before. Because, what I see is that we suffer more than any other nation, and even the Companions did not suffered as much as we do now.

    My questions which I would like to ask is as following:

    1. Does the Sheikh has right to seek help from a Muslim ruler for whatever plan he has?

    2. Would it be Islamic if all Muslim countries would start sentencing a Muslim to death for murdering a non-Muslim citizen(dhimmi)?

    3. Does the Sheikh has also right to sit beside the Muslim ruler while doing live conference? Because, I would like to sit behind Emir of Kuwait and have live chat conference with other Muslim rulers.

    Jazakhalakhair

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Alexander

      Down the line:

      1. Historically the scholars never thought well of scholars who mix with the rulers. One can give naseehah but you really shouldn’t be “buddy, buddy” with them.
      2. They criticized Islam during the time of the Prophet (ﷺ)no reason to think they won’t now.
      3. Completely untrue about suffering, nobody here is being tortured every day for being a Muslim and nobody can really compare to the Sahaba’s era as they were essentially the blue print and never saw the results until the very end unlike us. Even though things seem “grim” honestly only a fraction of the 1.8 BILLION (with a B) are being persecuted. The fact of the matter is Muslims are lazy with incompetent leadership as this stuff could basically end realistically with good planning and unity approx 10 years.

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  39. Assalamu alaikum,

    Yo guys, I made another article which I responded to Ali Sina: https://discoverthetruefaceofislam.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/reply-to-did-the-meccans-call-muhammad-honest/

    Can someone please verify it and give me a feedback?

    Also, I want to refute something, but I don’t know how

    Ali Sina said:

    From his early youth, Muhammad attended the annual fair in Okaz,
    where people from everywhere met for commerce and fun. There,
    Christian preachers read stories of Biblical prophets to their captivated
    audiences. Muhammad was fascinated by those stories. Being loved and
    respected were the only thoughts that had occupied his young mind. “How great it would be to be a prophet, to be loved and feared by everyone,” he
    must have thought while listening to those stories. Now, his wife was
    reassuring him he had become a prophet and that his fantasy had become a
    reality. It seemed that God had finally looked upon him mercifully, had
    chosen him from amongst all the people and had raised him to invite
    people to submit.

    So how do I ultimately refute it and each point?

    Jazakhalakhair

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    1. stewjo004

      @Alexander

      Easy no proof and this is called “speculation” in law, examples:

      Stating why something happened. For example, a witness states that they saw the driver swerve suddenly in a car accident case. That’s a fact. But if asked why the driver swerved, they can only speculate—they weren’t in the car and they don’t know.

      Making character judgments. Imagine that an insurance representative came to your house after a neck injury claim, and noted that you weren’t wearing your neck brace. That’s a fact. But if they say that you seem like the kind of person who would fake an injury, they’re speculating.

      Filling in the blanks. A witness saw an alleged drunk driving accident. She remained near the scene afterward and saw the police give a breathalyzer test to the driver. Later, she saw that he was arrested. Those are facts. But if asked whether the driver was intoxicated, she can only speculate—she did not see the result of the breath test.
      https://www.johnfoy.com/glossary/speculation/#:~:text=Speculation%20is%20giving%20an%20opinion,in%20a%20personal%20injury%20case.&text=Courts%20rely%20only%20on%20factual,what%20else%20may%20have%20occurred.

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  40. Mishal

    @stew
    I mean even from the clear logical fallacies, it still doesnt make sense as to some other issues like the fact he bore the persecution with great patience and the fact he didnt compromise any of the more controversial views ( well according to them).

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Mishal

      Yeah, this is a good point as well being neutral he (ﷺ) would have been doing the most to keep this lie up. Also, another reason why his theory is dumb is why would he taketh concept of “monotheism” to these people? It would have been easier to say he was having visions from the “gods” like an oracle.

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