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      1. stewjo004

        @Hisham

        For Surah Imran that would be afterwards (as the first part is responding to their arguments) and for Maidah that would be before.

        The Christians from Najran happened I believe in the year of delegations in 631 CE (a year before he passed) and Maidah is around the treaty of Hudaibiyah which would be around a year before their delegation came (so approx. 629 or 630CE)

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  1. Hisham

    I don’t understand the when they where talking in the first link was this conversation after or before the revelation?

    And was the second link after or before revelation of prophet Mohamed pbuh?

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Hisham

      What is translated as “crucifixion” (sulb) is more akin to the ancient Greek word “stauros” which is more like an impaling then what most people think of as the stereotypical crucifixion. So long story short yes people have been executing each other with sticks for a long time.

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      1. stewjo004

        @ Hisham

        What about it? It doesn’t add anything new:

        [12:41]
        O fellow-prisoners! As for one of you, that is, the cup-bearer, he will depart after three [days] and, he shall
        serve his lord, his master, wine to drink, as usual; and as for the other, he will depart after three [days] and,
        he will be crucified so that the birds will eat from his head: this is the interpretation of both your dreams.
        They said, ‘We never dreamed a thing!’; he said, decided, concluded, is the matter regarding

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  2. Lol just skimmed some of her articles, anyway so why doesn’t she use any references or sources for her claims and why on earth a woman sharing her mere opinions is enough to give you doubts?

    Take her article about the invasion of the kaaba for example, it was so ahistorical and fake that we hear no criticism of it from the Prophet’s PBUH contemporaries…amazing isn’t it…like whoaa mind blown…

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  3. HWP translation

    Get Da Same Kine Heart An Head
    2 You know, cuz us guys stay tight wit Godʼs Spesho Guy Christ, he give us plenny good kine words. He show love an aloha fo us guys, so we no need stay sore inside. Godʼs Spirit help us all come togedda. An we all feel aloha an pity fo each odda deep inside. 2 Dass how stay, yeah? So! You know how you guys can make me feel real good inside? All you guys, try tink bout tings da same way. Try get da same kine love an aloha fo each odda, an da same kine heart an head. 3 No go do stuff cuz you tink you mo betta den da odda guys, o cuz you like make big show. Mo betta, figga peopo lidis: da odda peopo get tings dey can do mo betta den you. No get big head. 4 No good you ony tink bout da tings you tink stay importan — make shua you tink bout da tings da odda peopo tink dat stay importan too.

    One Song Bout Christ
    5 All you guys, tink lidis, jalike Jesus Christ.

    6 Jesus, he everytime stay jalike God.
    But no matta,
    he neva tink he gotta go hang on to dat.
    7 He let um all go,
    so he can make himself one poor worka guy,
    an come jalike peopo.
    Wen da peopo see him,
    dey figga he jus one guy.
    8 He wen make himself jalike he no stay importan.
    He wen do everyting God say,
    even if he gotta go mahke.
    An not jus regula kine mahke, you know.
    Was mo worse, on top one cross.
    9 Dass why God make Jesus da main Guy.
    He wen give him one spesho name,
    Fo tell wat kine guy him.
    Cuz he mo importan den all da big name guys!
    10 So everybody, wen dey find out wat kine guy Jesus,
    dey goin go down on dea knees in front him.
    Everybody up dea inside da sky,
    An all ova da world,
    An undaneat da groun!
    11 Wit dea mout, everybody goin tell,
    “Jesus Christ, da Spesho Guy God Wen Send,
    He da Boss!”
    Cuz a dat, peopo goin say,
    “God da Fadda, he awesome fo shua!”

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  4. Hisham

    Hello I want to know if this information is correct or not and no I am not linking or taking this from a anti-Islamic website I just want to know some things.

    1. Saint Catherine Monastery wrote the first Arabic Bible when was this Bible dated to?

    2. Was the delegation of Najran and prophet Mohamed p.b.u.h a meeting between Christian’s? when did this event happen? Was there any Sarah’s revealed after this?

    Thank you and salam.

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    1. stewjo004

      @Hisham

      1. 867 CE
      2. The delegation came after the conquest of Mecca. After Quraish lost, the tribes united, tried one more time for a push, lost again then came what was called the “Year of Delegations” where tribes set representatives to become Muslim. The Christians of Najran’s delegation opted for jizya. The beginning of surah Imran is about this.

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  5. Hisham

    Hello brothers I wanted to know if this is the correct date of revelations concerning surah Imran:

    This Surah consists of four discourses The first discourses :-

    The first discourse (vv. 1-32) was probably revealed soon after the Battle of Badr.

    The second discourse (vv. 33-63) was revealed in 9 A. H. on the occasion of the visit of the deputation from the Christians of Najran.

    The third discourse (vv. 64-120) appears to have been revealed immediately after the first one.

    The fourth discourse (vv. 121-200) was revealed after the Battle of Uhd.

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  6. Lol dawah influencers simped for this right wing old dude and then feel surprised that he’s a zionist…you know….idk what to say….maybe it’s my ego speaking maybe my ego is too big idk maybe Stew can confirm he knows me more than I do but damn damn damn damn the day I feel the need simp for tate, peterson and any right wing nutjob using Islam as an excuse will be the day my self esteem and dignity has hit the lowest

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  7. Hisham

    Hello brothers,

    I wanted to ask if there is a contradiction between these two verses which is verse 20:19 and 27:10.

    Where they the same event?
    Why was moses in one of the verses scared and run away and the other verse didn’t?
    If these where two different events which on happened first?

    Thank you and salam.

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    1. A contradiction is when two opposing statements are made. For example: he ran vs. He didn’t run. This is a contradiction.

      The verses don’t have this contradiction, because one verse says he ran, while the other doesn’t mention if he did or didn’t run. So its not a contradiction. One verse just gives more detail while the other doesn’t.

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    1. Again, the verse doesn’t say he didn’t run. You’re adding your own assumption to the verse. It doesn’t mention anything about running. So that means he could have run or not. Since it doesn’t say if he did or not, there is no contradiction.

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  8. Hisham

    @themuslimknight

    I was looking through the old comments for something when I saw this comment: “ This article seems very odd and does not really refute the main point or even provide any example from any biological source to really call the Qur’an inaccurate, basically all he has done in this article is say “Hamza’s translation was wrong, therefore the Quran is wrong”, although Hamza’s translation of Alaqah wasnt really wrong if you look at for eg the Dictionary of Al Firuzabadi:

    1.Blood in its normal state or blood which is extremely red or which has hardened or congealed, 2.a piece thereof 3. Every thing that sticks ;4. Clay that sticks to hands;5. Unchanging enmity or love; 6.Zu `alaq is the name of a hill of Banu Asad, where they defeated Rabi`ah ibn Maalik;7. An insect of water that sucks blood;8. That portion of a tree that is within the reach of animals.

    “an insect of water that sucks blood” refers to Leech, the issue seems to be here is that he’s using his confirmation bias to pick from the translations of the word Alaqah by using and cherrypicking translations which support his claim that it only means blood clot.”

    For a website I put to refute, however I remember that the critic did use some things as Lisan al arab and he did use some embryology statements. I did not see the part about his article on the plagarization since most of it doesn’t really make sense.

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    1. He’s busy with exams you won’t see him reply if you mention him but anyway i really don’t see the point of your comment when both me and him already told you he argued against a different translation from Hamza and Lisan al Arab ignoring the context and then proceeded to use that faulty translation to prove that the Quran is wrong…man read slowly and reflect pleeeeease brother pleeeeease

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  9. So I was reading an article about the gospel of Matthew by a french apologist, he was arguing that matthew’s gospel got so many things wrong because it was intentional and he wanted to convey a metaphorical interpretation

    Remember the 5 stages of grief folks, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance

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  10. Hisham

    @stewjo04

    I want to ask regarding the second link that I gave you about surah al maidah and you replied to me with this:

    “ The Christians from Najran happened I believe in the year of delegations in 631 CE (a year before he passed) and Maidah is around the treaty of Hudaibiyah which would be around a year before their delegation came (so approx. 629 or 630CE)”

    However, wasn’t the second link a response to monks?

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Hisham

      It’s the same story. The Christians from Najran happened in the year of delegations. The Year of Delegations is when tribes were submitting to Islamic rule. Najran is the place where the Companions of the Ditch happened and are Christians. Representing their Christian delegation are 2 monks and they’re having a religious debate with the Prophetﷺ

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      1. Hisham

        But the verses that was in the second link was from surah al maidah which was revealed in 628 or 629 and was there any verses saying things about Jesus creating birds out of clay before this date?

        I also noticed that the story is from al Tabari and I do know that not everything that al Tabari says is authentic since he is a historian, is this story with the two monks authentic?

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  11. Hisham

    @stewjo004

    I looked more into the second link however I could not see if the conversation was before the monks incident or not. When did this event take place?

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    1. If you’re into internet banking then don’t click on the link it’s got some extremely low security scores, reason I scanned is coz i got a google warning when clicking

      Also in regards to your “before and after” questions I think you should look for more than just answers otherwise you’ll keep having doubts ad infinitum

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    2. stewjo004

      @ Hisham
      I agree with Frieza, in my opinion you don’t need to be reading articles on the internet, you don’t need to be engaging in debates, the only thing you need to be concerning Islam is:
      Formal Schooling
      https://diploma.iou.edu.gm/opencampus/
      https://shariahessentials.org/about-us/
      Informal Lectures:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36fGL9HXTwk&list=PLg-019lJ_yZt_IKgy5k3KqWAtikvoHCdG
      Or
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95K8HQbbeS0&list=PLAEA99D24CA2F9A8F

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    1. stewjo004

      @shrek

      Different levels of circumcision:
      1. Symbolic nick
      2. Some clit is removed like male circumcision
      3. Complete removal and sewing

      All scholars, I’ve ever read agree 3 (which is what’s generally being criticized) is haram

      Some held 1/2 might be sunnah because of the hadith “the two circumcised parts meet” and in another hadith there appears to have been a cultural practice amongst Ansari women and the ﷺ said not to cut too much for it would be disliked by the husband. For more see here:
      https://islamqa.info/en/answers/9412/circumcision-in-islam-compulsory

      Another group say its mubah (neutral) there’s no punishments or reward for the female

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  12. Hisham

    @stewjoe004

    What about the dating of verses and the monks meeting prophet Mohamed P.B.U.H?

    But the verses that was in the second link was from surah al maidah which was revealed in 628 or 629 and was there any verses saying things about Jesus creating birds out of clay before this date? The delegation happened in 631.

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      1. Hisham

        There is a problem still surah maidah was revealed in 628 – 629 which was a response to these two monks, the delegation came in 631. So the incident with the two monks came before the delegation. Did the delegation happen at a time before 631?

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    1. Orientalist academic a la secular scholarship ipso facto his research gets quite deep with tons of unproven assumptions and conclusions which is typical of orientalist academia, people like that made YQ into a cough cough i’d rather not say anything against a brother

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  13. All that nonsense about gender wars and threads about redpill pseudo masculinity is making our men into entitled whiny brats, I like to call it the hindufication of the Muslim man, an episode which hindus already went through and is still going through and we’re repeating the same mistake

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  14. Vaqas Rehman

    Hey guys if it’s not to much trouble or strange can you please make dua for my health and livelihood? I got hit with an incredible and inexplicible amount of back pain today to the point I had to call out of work. I wasn’t feel well for a few weeks now but at least I was able to work during those times. Insha Allah I feel better and people don’t hold this against me. Sorry again for any weirdness.

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    1. Hisham

      Inshallah I will do dua for you brother 🙂

      “O Allah, Lord of mankind, do away with my suffering. Heal (me) as You are the only Healer and there is no cure except that of Yours, it is that which leaves no ailment behind.”

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  15. Assalamuallaikum,

    I wanted to know something about Christianity, did Ignatius of Antioch’s view Jesus as divine or was the letters unauthentic and changed according to textual criticism?

    Salam,

    Hisham

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    1. I won’t give a straightforward answer coz I want you to think,

      Who was he?

      From whom did he learn?

      Why does his opinion matter?

      Which sect was he part of?

      Authenticity of his letters?

      Dating of manuscripts and parchments?

      Isnad?

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  16. Hisham

    Is this claim true brothers?

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    1. stewjo004

      @ Muslim
      It’s possible and I’ve heard this before. The only difference being Uzayr being Ezra might have been a mistake by Muslim scholars. And the modified position by Newby is Uzayr is actually the angel Azael. Allah hu alim but I am sympathetic to Uzayr being some sort of angel as we see Allah mention them being extreme in regards to angels, for example:

      “He would never order you to take angels or prophets for lords. Would he command you to be disbelievers after you’ve submitted yourself to God?” (3:80)

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  17. Why do you think about this conversation with a Christian about taqiyya?

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    1. stewjo004

      @The Muslim

      1. The hadith “war is deceit” is NOT about taqiyya
      2. I think the Muslim gave a bad example, but as I said in the thread not everyone is the same level of faith even though technically speaking its better to be martyred
      3. This is an EXCEPTIONAL situation, normally its a sin to lie.

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  18. Assalamuaalaikum,

    I wanted to ask regarding the Quran and the other scriptures.

    1. Where does the Quran say that the injel or Bible is corrupted?

    2. For the case of the Torah or Old Testament does it say (the Quran) that the corruption is a oral or text corruption?

    3. Did all of Isreal corrupt the Old Testament or some of Isreal corrupt it and where is the evidence from the Quran for this?

    Salam

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  19. Hello brothers I wanted to ask about buhaira and Mohamed:

    1. Some have said that the story is not true of because there is a cut in the chain of narrations, but isn’t there some hadiths like this that are sahih?

    2. Did buhaira talk to muhamed?

    3. Some have said that Quraysh could use this as against Mohamed (Buhaira and Mohamed story), but is it necessary for them to talk about it or use it as an argument against him to authenticate the story, didn’t Quraysh not talk about lots of things that are mentioned in the Quran or sunnah?

    4. Is there any mention of Mohamed remembering things from his meeting with buhaira?

    Thank you and salam.

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    1. stewjo004

      @ The Muslim

      1. A break in the chain with no liars only can upgrade to Hassan li Ghari if there a multiple of these. Even then the story has issues like Bilal(ra) also being there when he shouldn’t’ve even been born yet

      2. In the story he doesn’t even do that

      3. We have a lot of arguments of theirs recorded so its sometimes useful

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  20. Assalamuallaykum and Juma mubaraka,

    I wanted to ask a question about the Hijra:

    Did Muhammad PBUH BEGIN his journey in 620 or 622?

    How long did his journey take?

    Is there any significant event that took place in 620 CE?

    Salam.

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  21. Hello brothers,

    I wanted to ask on how do we answer the allegation that abrogation was made because there was contradicting verses in the Quran as Ahmadias claim.

    2. The “mother of the book” mentioned in the Quran does it contain all abrogated verses?

    3. Is there a contradiction that the Quran tells us not marry idolatrous women, but it also call Jews and Christian’s idolaters and tells us that it is permissible to marry them.

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  22. Max

    Is it true that meditation causes hallucinations?
    Will it be a good argument against those who say meditation will unite you with the ultimate being?
    They also say after many years of mediation you will experience the reality, is this reality of theirs hallucinations?

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    1. Adolf Hitter

      Eastern religions are not fact-based. They are faith-based. One person believes that meditation effects are scientifically explainable, another believes that meditation effects are actually special.

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  23. Assalamuallaykum,

    I wanted to ask on what happened to saifullah of Islamic awareness?

    ——————————-—————————————————
    I also wanted to share this folder from an Islamic website:

    https://mega.nz/folder/gmZRmKZb#beaSABl2kpYyGD1oNtX5dg

    Advice: It probably won’t take 25GB if you open it from safari or google on IPhones, phones, IPads and tablets. It could take away if you decide to download on PCs or laptops or any other device.

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