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عمل رائع يا شيخ كريم استمر بارك الله فيك

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اسلام فلبيني قبل وفاته بيوم

صديقي بالعمل أصيب بسرطان وقبيل وفاتة تم دعوته للاسلام فأسلم وغير اسمه من ريكار إلى عبدالله وكان ذلك على ومن اليوم التالي دخل بغيبوبة فمات، فرحمه الله رحمة واسعه

An amazing video showing a filipino man who were in his last days suffering from cancer accepting the true religion of God deenul Islam.

May Allah accepts his soul.

The first Christians

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The first “Christian” were were originally monotheists. They were the  true apostles of Jesus whom some call the Nazarenes.

The modern day Christians originated with Paul in Antioch. That’s where and when the followers of Paul started being called Christians.

From Acts 11:26 we read that was about 30 years after Jesus’ crucifixion. All this time the Nazarenes were headquartered in Jerusalem and coexisting peacefully with mainstream Judaism. When Paul showed up in Jerusalem preaching that Jesus was  God, and that he had resurrected, he was nearly killed by the regular Jews for preaching heresy because  the Nazarenes had no idea of those things about Jesus preached by Paul.

The Same God

The Same God

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Islam, with over 1.3 billion followers world-wide, is one of 3 major world religions that profess belief in One God. The word “Islam” derives its meaning from the Arabic for “peace” and “submission”, describing the peace and harmony that comes with faith. A believer in Islam is called a Muslim, which in Arabic means “one who submits to the will of God”.

Many Muslims prefer to use the Arabic name for God, “Allah”. Although it doesn’t really matter whether you use the Arabic name of Allah, or the English name of God, as they mean nearly the same thing. Allah is derived from the Arabic words “al” (the) and “ilah” (god) which simply means “the God”. However, “Allah” is more precise, as the name “Allah” is only used for Almighty God. Whereas the English word God with a small “g” can be used in many ways, for instance godsgoddess, and demi-god. The Arabic word Allah is never used this way, it always refers only to Almighty God. Allah is the same God worshipped by Jews and Christians, called Elohim or Elah in Hebrew. Indeed Arabic speaking Jews and Christians also use Allah for the Almighty. There is only One God, the Creator of all that exists. Jesus said “the Lord is One”, and this is emphasised in the Holy Qur’an.

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.”
Mark 12:29

“And your God is One God: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.” Holy Qur’an 2:163

“Allah forgiveth not (the sin of) joining other gods with Him; but He forgiveth whom he pleaseth other sins than this: one who joins other gods with Allah, hath strayed far, far away (From the Truth).” Holy Qur’an 4:116

Also, this is same teaching encapsulated in the biblical Ten Commandments:

This strict belief in the Oneness of God, and the teaching that all Muslims are equal before God, enables Muslims to transcend the divisions of class, race, nationality, and slight differences in religious practice that plague most other communities. All Muslims belong to one community, the Ummah (People), irrespective of their ethnic or national background.

Within just two centuries after its rise in 7th century AD, Islam spread rapidly from its original home of Arabia to North Africa, from Egypt to Morocco and Spain in the West, while spreading to Persia, India, and China in the East. In the following centuries, Islam also spread to Turkey and the Balkans in the north, and sub-Saharan Africa in the south.

Many early Christians believed in the Oneness of God, they denied the Trinity and other false doctrines. One of the most famous groups who held this view were the Arians, named after a famous priest of their order called Arius. They were still quite widespread until 325 AD. That year, the Roman Emperor Constantine called the First Council of Nicaea. Constantine invited representatives from the different churches to decide on important issues of Christian doctrine, such as the Trinity. Arius was invited to this council together with his rival Athanasius. Arius’ belief can be summarised as follows:

  1. The Son is a creature, who, like all other creatures, derives from the will of God.
  2. The term “Son” is thus a metaphor, an honorific term intended to underscore the rank of the Son among other creatures. It does not imply that Father and Son share the same being or status.
  3. The status of the Son is in itself a consequence not of the nature of the Son, but of the will of the Father.

Arius believed that God is The Creator. Therefore everything else that exists, is part of His creation, including Jesus. Therefore as Jesus is part of God’s creation, he cannot be God, and cannot literally be God’s Son. However the term “Son” was used as a way to show Jesus’ special status as the Christ. Athanasius thought differently, he started by pointing out the obvious, only God can save. God alone is able to break the bonds of sin, and all creatures need salvation. The logic of Athanasius’ argument goes something like this:

  1. No creature can redeem another creature.
  2. According to Arius, Jesus Christ is a creature.
  3. Therefore, according to Arius, Jesus Christ cannot redeem humanity.

Or put another way, Athanasius thought:

  1. Only God can save.
  2. Jesus Christ saves.
  3. Therefore Jesus Christ is God.

Athanasius’ views were accepted by the Council, and have since become the beliefs of most Christians. The Council of Nicaea resulted in the first uniform Christian doctrine, called the Nicene Creed. Christians regard this as a momentous event in the history of the Church. However with the founding of the Nicene Creed, the doctrine of the Trinity became central to Christian belief, as did other doctrines. At this crucial point in history, Christianity became more or less the religion it is today, and diverged significantly from its Jewish origins. But, it is written in the Scriptures:

“God is not a man…” Numbers 23:19

Interestingly only 245 years later in the year 570 AD, Prophet Muhammad was born in the city of Mecca. Muhammad taught the same belief in the Oneness of God as Arius. God says in the Holy Qur’an:

“…Say not “Trinity”: desist: it will be better for you: For Allah is One God: Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.” Holy Qur’an 4:171

Prophets recorded in both the Holy Bible and Holy Qur’an


* Altogether Lovely : Song Of Solomon 5:16
** Comforter : John 16:7

Muslims believe in, love and respect all of these Prophets. Their names in English changed more as they were derived from Hebrew and Aramaic via Latin and Greek. The Jewish prophets were Middle-Eastern men, hence their language would have been Hebrew or Aramaic. So their names would have been the ones listed above in theHebrew Name column, not the more commonly known English names. Hebrew names are often similar to the ones used in the Holy Qur’an. Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic are in the same family of Semitic languages. These prophets, as well as the nations of Israel, and Ishmael (Arabs) are all descended from Abraham. The Jews and Arabs are cousins. Muhammad was prophesied in the Song Of Solomon as Mahamad in Hebrew. Jesus foretold him in the Gospel, the intercessor or counsellor (paraklytos) who “will guide you into all truth”, which was referred back to in the Holy Qur’an 61:6 where Muhammad is called Ahmad.

Quotations from the Holy Qur’an, use Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s English translation. All quotes from the Holy Bible are taken from the NIV. (23.11.2007)

taken from  The Same God in Paul Armstrong blog.

THE UNCREATEDNESS OF THE DIVINE SPEECH – THE GLORIOUS QUR’AN

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We Muslims should avoid this kind of discussion to rationalize the nature of the Quran. This is something not defined in the Quran and hadith. and we may get into a shirk, division and scandalized idea like whether Isa (AS) had been the incarnate Logos in Christianity.

This is part of al-Asma’ wa al-Sifat discussion,the theological positions of the Ahli sunnah wal jamaah (the tradition based on Imam Abu al-Hasan al-Ash`ari and Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi.) which is the massive majority of the Muslims, that the the uncreatedness of Speech of God the Most High i.e. the Quran is that it was the eternal and uncreated speech of God but that the ink, paper and the Arabic words of the sacred text were created.

How ? we just dont ask how because like the creation of Adam (AS) and the conception of Isa (AS) in Maryam (AS) womb , it was كُن فَيَكُونُ “Be!” and it is!

Allah says, “Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is!” -Q 36:82

Allah says, “Verily! Our Word unto a thing when We intend it, is only that We say unto it: “Be!” and it is.” – Q 16:40

Hafiz Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi said in al-Asma’ wa al-Sifat with a sound chain:

“Something Ibn Shaddad had written was handed to Abu Bakr al-Marwazi which containing the phrase: “My pronunciation of the Qur’an is uncreated” and the latter was asked to show it to Ahmad ibn Hanbal for corroboration. The latter crossed out the phrase and wrote instead: “The Qur’an, however used (haythu yusraf), is uncreated.” (al-Bayhaqi, al-Asma’ wa al-Sifat (al-Kawthari ed. p. 265; al-Hashidi ed. 2:18))

“In another sound narration, Abu Bakr al-Marwazi, Abu Muhammad Fawran [or Fawzan], and Salih ibn Ahmad ibn Hanbal witnessed Ahmad rebuking one of his students named Abu Talib with the words: “Are you telling people that I said: `My pronunciation of the Qur’an is uncreated’?” Abu Talib replied: “I only said this from my own.” Ahmad said: “Do not say this – neither from me, nor from you! I never heard any person of knowledge say it. The Qur’an is the Speech of Allah uncreated, whichever way it is used.” Salih said to Abu Talib: “If you told people what you said, now go and tell the same people that Abu `Abd Allah [Imam Ahmad] forbade to say it.””al-Asma’ wa al-Sifat (al-Kawthari ed. p. 265; al-Hashidi ed. 2:18)

The Proof of Islam and Renewer of the Fifth Hijri Century, Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali said in his “Foundations of Islamic Belief” (Qawa`id al-`Aqa’id) published in his Rasa’il and his Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din and partially translated in Shaykh Nuh Keller’s Reliance of the Traveller :

“The Qur’an is read by tongues, written in books, and remembered in the heart, yet it is, nevertheless, uncreated and without beginning, subsisting in the Essence of Allah, not subject to division and or separation through its transmission to the heart and paper. Musa – upon him peace – heard the Speech of Allah without sound and without letter, just as the righteous see the Essence of Allah Most High in the Hereafter, without substance or its quality.”

And Imam al-Tahawi said of the Qur’an in his “Creed of Abu Hanifa and his Companions”: “It is not created like the speech of creatures.”

It must be stressed however it is part of the aqeedah of ahli sunnah wal jamah that they never and do not encourage muslims to discuss and rationalize this concept like any human idea.

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Rabbi answers a pastor

Rabbi Gutman Locks answers fundamental questions about Judaism for Pastor Joel Kramer.