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Amazing Architectures: Miracle of The Quran

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Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Relax, Truth & evidence, Video

 

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Why Are Scientists Turning To Islam?

Why Are Scientists Turning To Islam?

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Some obvious common sense yet powerful arguments by a former Atheist Dr. Brown explaining how many scientists are gravitating towards the existence of a Creator something very obvious and clear that only a dead heart can’t see.

Here Dr. Brown explains how atheists have cornered themselves into a the belief in a creator

Check Out: Einstein on religion and atheism

With the famous question ‘what came first the chicken or the egg’ being answered through evolution when it comes to the universe the question should be asked, what came first the mind or matter?

See Also:15 non muslim academic

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Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Truth & evidence, Video

 

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Islam is the world’s largest religion by 2070 (Pew Research Centre)

Islam is the world’s largest religion by 2070 (Pew Research Centre)

Islam is the only religion growing faster than the world’s population, and it will be the largest in the world by 2070, research has found.

In 2010 there were 1.6bn Muslims in the world, and 2.17bn Christians. By 2050, there will be 2.76bn Muslims and 2.92bn Christians – and if both religions continue at that rate of growth, Islam will have a larger number of followers than Christianity by 2070.

The world’s Muslim population is expected to become the world’s largest religion by 2070, researchers have found

Atheists, agnostics and non-religious people will decline from 16.4 per cent of the world’s population to 13.2 per cent by 2050, the report added, despite growing in Europe and North America.

Christianity is also likely to suffer as more converts leave to become non-religious or to join other faiths, the report predicted.

God says, what means in quran 9:32,33:

“They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.

It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it.”

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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in News, Truth & evidence

 

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Give me a reason to be a Muslim !

Interesting animation explaining reasons for non-Muslims to embrace Islam, urging them to know it, and drawing attentions to its distinctive points such as being the religion harmonious with the human nature.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2017 in The message, Truth & evidence, Video

 

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Story of an islander who was an idol worshiper !

Story of an islander who was an idol worshiper !

The following story is narrated by Abdul-Wahid bin Zaid:
“We were on a sea vessel once, when the wind suddenly became tempestuous, and we were forced to leave the high seas and seek refuge on an island. We were surprised to see that we were not alone on the island; there standing before us was a man who was busy worshipping an idol.

We said , Oh ma, Who do you you woship ?!

He responded I worship this idol

We said: ‘We have someone on our ship that can make one like this. This is not a god to worship.’

The man asked, ‘Then who is it that you worship?’

We said, ‘We worship Allah.’

He asked, ‘And who is Allah?’

We said, ‘He Whose Throne is in the Heavens and Whose dominion is in the heavens, the earth, and all that exists. and whose predistination/Qadar should apply to the living and the dead

And how did you come to know that?’ asked the man.

He sent a messenger to us with clear proofs and miracles, and it was that messenger who informed us about Him.’

And what has happened to your messenger?’

When he finished conveying the message, Allah caused him to die,’ we answered.

Has he left you no sign?’ the man asked.

‘He has left among us Allah’s Book,’ we said.

Show it to me,’ requested the man.

When we showed him a copy of the Quran, he said, ‘I cannot read it,’ and so we read a part of it for him.

He then cried and said, ‘The One, Whose speech is this, must not be disobeyed.’ Not only did the man then accept Islam, he also assiduously learned its teachings and then put what he learned into practice.

When the weather calmed down and we were ready to leave the island, he asked us if he could be a passenger on our ship. We of course agreed to have him join us, and it was a good thing that he came with us, for it gave us the opportunity to teach him a number of chapters of the Quran. At the end of the first evening of travel, all of us crewmen got ready to go to sleep. Our new passenger said, ‘O people, the Lord that you guided me to, does He sleep?’

We said, ‘He is the Ever Living, the One who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtake Him.’

He looked at us and said, ‘It is indeed bad manners for a slave to sleep in the presence of his master.’ With a great deal of energy and vigor, he then jumped up and began to pray; and his crying voice could be heard until the morning.

When we reached a place caled ‘Abaadaan [a place situated in present-day Iran], I said to my companions, ‘This man is a stranger here, moreover, he is a new Muslim. We would do well to gather some money for him in order to help him out.’ We gathered what we could, but when we tried to give him the money, he exclaimed, ‘What is this!’

We said, ‘Money that you can spend on yourself.’

He said, ‘How perfect Allah is! You have guided me to a way that you do not know yourselves. When I was living on a barren desert in the middle of the ocean, I worshipped other than Him, yet He did not allow me to go without; then how is it possible that He will make me be needy, when it is Him alone that I now worship? Indeed He is the Creator and the Provider.’ He then left us and went on his way.

A number of days passed before we heard any news of his whereabouts. We were told he was in such and such place and that he was extremely sick. When we reached him, we saw that he was on the verge of dying. After extending greetings of peace to him, I said, ‘Do you need anything?’

He said, ‘The One Who brought you to the island when I did not know Him has provided me with all that I need,’ he said.

I sat down beside him, thinking that I could stay for a while and comfort him. I soon fell asleep, howver, and saw a dream. In the graveyard of Abaadaan I saw the most beautiful girl that I have ever seen. She was saying, ‘Hasten his burial, for it is a long time now that I have been yearning for him.’ I woke up with a start and found that he had just died. I washed his body and enshrouded him. That night, after the burial had taken place, I saw another dream. In it, he was looking very handsome, and the same girl was sitting on the bed. Sitting beside her, he continued to repeat the ayah:

سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُمْ بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَى الدَّارِ

Salaamun Alaykom for that you persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!

[al-Ra’ad : 24]

[al-Mawaa’idh wal-Majaalis: 40-42/Kitan Altawabeen]

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Relax, The message, Truth & evidence

 

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The Story of the Jewish Scribe with Al-Ma’mun

By karkooshy

A story found in Dal’ail Al-Nubuwa by Imam Al-Bayhaqi (beginning Volume 7, page 159 of Al-Shamela’s version of the book). I came to know of this story from a video of Sheikh Saleh Al-Maghamsi narrating another version of it.

The translation is a holistic one. Anything in square brackets “[ ]” is not based in the original text, and is just there to expound on the story.

The Story:

Al-Ma’mun [one of the Abbasid Caliphs] headed a court for debate. One day, a Jewish man entered the court. The man was handsome, adorned with luxurious clothes, wore good perfume, and spoke eloquently. After the debate session was over, Al-Ma’mun called the man to him. Al-Ma’mun asked: “Are you a Jew?”

The man answered: “Yes.”

[After observing the skill of this Jewish man, Al-Ma’mun attempted to persuade him to convert to Islam] Al-Ma’mun offered: “accept Islam, and I will reward you.”

Refusing, the Jewish man responded: “Judaism is my religion, and the religion of my forefathers”. Then the Jew left, and did not return for some time.

A year later, the same man entered the debate court again, only this time he was a Muslim! And once again, he spoke eloquently during the debate session. After the session was over, Al-Ma’mun called the man to him and asked: “Were you not our friend from before?”

The man answered: “Yes.”

Al-Ma’mun then asked: “How did you accept Islam?” [Al-Ma’mun was pleasantly surprised that the man accepted the faith, despite his refusal a year ago alongside the offer of reward. There must have been some amazing reason which provoked this man to change his mind].

The man answered with his story: “After leaving your court I wanted to test these religions, and as you can see I am a skilled scribe.

So I wrote three beautiful copies of the Torah, and three beautiful copies of the Gospel. Except that I had inserted fabrications in each copy, and removed parts of the text. I offered the copies to the church, and they bought them from me.

I then went on to test the Quran. I wrote three beautiful copies of the Quran, except that I had inserted fabrications in each copy, and removed parts of the text. I attempted to sell it to Muslim scribes who traded in books and manuscripts. The Muslims examined the copies, and when they found my interpolations they threw the copies away and refused to buy them from me. At that moment, I knew this book was protected, and this is how I came to accept Islam.”

Yahya Ibn Aktham [the original narrator of this story] said: I went to Hajj and met Sufyan Ibn U’yayna on that year. I told Sufyan this story, and he told me: “This is in accordance with what Allah has told us in His book”

I replied: “where?”

He said: “In the saying of Allah when describing the Torah and the Gospel {as they [the Jews and Christians] were bidden to protect the book of Allah} [Quran 5:44]. Allah gave the responsibility to the Jews and Christians to protect their scripture, so their scripture was lost. And Allah says {Verily We revealed the Reminder, and verily We are its Protector} [Quran 15:9]. Instead, Allah is protecting the Quran for us, so it was not lost.”

Imam Al-Bayhaqi concludes: And in the book and the narrations of the predecessors, is evidence for this. When the previous nations would want to change their religion, they would first change their books despite believing it is the truth. Then after some time, they would begin following their own desires, and justify this by citing their own perversions to scripture.

As for this Ummah, Allah has protected His Book, and the Sunnah of His prophet ﷺ. He has made this Ummah firm upon its beliefs, not changing anything from it – even if some might say so out of desire or ignorance. Praise be to Allah for protecting His religion, and for what He has guided us with. We ask that He keep us firm until death, and we ask that He forgive us on the Day of Resurrection, the God who Hears our supplications, the One who does what He wills. And peace and blessings upon His Prophet Muhammed ﷺ.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2017 in Relax, Truth & evidence

 

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Witnesses from Early Jews to the Prophethood of Muhammad

The Holy Book contains many prophecies about the prophet Muhammad; the Testament of Moses, a book which is not considered canonical, determines his birth year. Psalm” 84″ determines the place of the Muslims Hajj, the Book of Deuteronomy (3:23) determines the place on which the first revelation of the Holy Quran would shine.

Isaiah (21:13) determines the place to which he would migrate; it even refers to one of the important military confrontation between the expected prophet and his enemies. For all of these reasons the Jews are reported in the Islamic literature to have known the period in which the prophet Muhammad would be born, the place where he would be born, the place to which he would migrate to and many other events in the life of the prophet Muhammad. In this short article, we will choose some of these events that show that they knew the Prophet Muhammad.

God says in the Holy Quran what means:

Those to whom We gave the Scripture know him as they know their own sons. But indeed, a party of them conceal the truth while they know [it].(2-146)

Bahira, the Monk:

When the Messenger of Allâh was twelve years old, he went with his uncle Abu Talib on a business journey to Syria. When they reached Busra (which was a part of Syria, in the vicinity of Howran under the Roman domain) they met a monk called Bahira (his real name was Georges), who showed great kindness, and entertained them lavishly. He had never been in the habit of receiving or entertaining them before. He readily enough recognized the Prophet and said while taking his hand: “This is the master of all humans. Allâh will send him with a Message which will be a mercy to all beings.” Abu Talib asked: “How do you know that?” He replied: “When you appeared from the direction of ‘Aqabah, all stones and trees prostrated themselves, which they never do except for a Prophet. I can recognize him also by the seal of Prophethood which is below his shoulder, like an apple. We have got to learn this from our books.” He also asked Abu Talib to send the boy back to Makkah and not to take him to Syria for fear of the Jews. Abu Talib obeyed and sent him back to Makkah with some of his men servants.

The Madinese always heard the Jews say that a Prophet was about to rise, for the time for a new dispensation had arrived. Him they would follow and then smite their enemies as the children of ‘Ad and Iram had been smitten.

Abdullah Ibn Salam:

Abdullah bin Salam, the most learned rabbi among the Jews came to see the Prophet when he arrived, and asked him certain questions to ascertain his real Prophethood. No sooner did he hear the Prophet’s answers than he embraced Islam, but added that if his people knew of his Islamization they would advance false arguments against me. The Prophet sent for some Jews and asked them about ‘Abdullah bin Salam, they testified to his scholarly aptitude and virtuous standing. Here it was divulged to them that he had embraced Islam and on the spot, they imparted categorically opposite testimonies and described him as the most evil of all evils. In another narration ‘Abdullah bin Salam said, “O Jews! Be Allâh fearing. By Allâh, the only One, you know that he is the Messenger of Allâh sent to people with the Truth.” They replied, “You are lying.” … That was the Prophet’s first experience with the Jews.

On the authority of the Mother of believers Safiyah – may Allah be pleased with her – narrated: Safiyah, daughter of Huyayi bin Akhtab said: I was the closest child to my and my uncle Abi Yasir’s heart. Whenever they saw me with a child of theirs, they should pamper me so tenderly to the exclusion of anyone else. However, with the advent of the Messenger of Allâh and setting in Quba’ with Bani ‘Amr bin ‘Awf, my , Huyayi bin Akhtab and my uncle Abu Yasir bin Akhtab went to see him and did not return until sunset when they came back walking lazily and fully dejected. I, as usually, hurried to meet them smiling, but they would not turn to me for the grief that caught them. I heard my uncle Abu Yasir say to Ubai and Huyayi: “Is it really he (i.e. Muhammad)?” The former said: “It is he, I swear by Allâh!” “Did you really recognize him?” they asked. He answered: “Yes, and my heart is burning with enmity towards him”

Salama ibn Slama Albadry

Narrated Salama ibn Salama Albadry “while I was young, there used to be a Jewish neighbor living next door to us. Once he came to the place where our tribesmen used to sit and began to talk to us about resurrection, the Judgment day, reckoning, the measure, hell and paradise. I was the youngest of them at that time. He was talking to idolaters who do never believe that there will be resurrection, so they asked” damn! is that possible that people will be resurrected again and they will either go to hell or paradise and that they will be rewarded according to their deeds?”

“I swear in the name of God, this will happen.” He said

“How can we be sure of that you are talking about?” They said.

“A prophet will be sent soon, his locus will be there.” Pointing by his finger between Mekka and Yemen.” He said

“When can we see him?” They asked

“Looking at me, he said “If this boy became a young man, he will see him.” He said

Salam said” Not many years didn’t pass until the prophet was sent and this Jew was still alive among us, we believed in him but he didn’t out of envy and rancor.|

“We asked him” damn ! Aren’t you the one who told us about him?”

“Yes, I did. But he is not a prophet.”

In fact, the Jews, though many of them believed in Muhammad, refused to believe because they wanted this prophet to be from them.The Holy Quran commented on such approach of the Jews in the following verse:

And when the Book was sent to them by God verifying what had been revealed to them already even though before it they used to pray for victory over the unbelievers and even though they recognised it when it came to them, they renounced it. The curse of God be on those who deny! (2:89)

Also the Holy Quran comments on the attitude of the Jews in the following verse:

They disbelieved in him though they knew him exactly they recognized their children, The Holy Quran says commenting on their situation saying “The people of the Book know this as they know their own sons; but some of them conceal the truth which they themselves know. (2:146)

Prior to the advent of prophet Mohammed, the Jews emigrated to Madina and Tema because they understood the prophecies in their Holy Book especially those which refer to the locus of the Message and also the place of his determination.

 

Ibn Isaq,a well-known reliable biographer, says he was told by some of Madina dwellers, known as the supporters, that the reason behind their converting to Islam was that they used to hear from the Jews, we were idolaters and they had a Holy Book, they had knowledge that we did not have, there used to be skirmishes between us, if we defeated them, they would threaten us saying’ the advent of a new prophet is approximating and we will kill you the same way the nation of Aad and Aram was killed ( in large numbers), this threats were repeated several times in different occasions. When this prophet was sent, we believed in him when he called us to God but they disbelieved.” And for this reason the following verse was revealed:

And when there comes to them a Book from Allah, confirming what is with them,- although from of old they had prayed for victory against those without Faith,- when there comes to them that which they (should) have recognised, they refuse to believe in it but the curse of Allah is on those without Faith. (2:89)

Khatada, one of the early scientists, says they Jews used to pray for victory in the name of Mohammed, and when Moahhamed was sent they disbelieved though the prophet was prophesied in their Holy Book because they thought he would be from among them.

The Rabbi ibn Al-Hayban

Short before the Islamic call dawned on the Arab Peninsula, a versatile pious rabbi by the name Ibn Alhyban came from Sham to the city of Madina, the city to which the prophet was destined to emigrate to; he read in the Holy Book that the city of Madina will be the place to which the prophet would emigrate, so he came to dwell in Madina to be among those who would follow and support.

Ibn Ishaq narrates that the leader of Bani Quriza, a chief tribe at that time, said that a rabbi from Sham came to live among us, his name was ibn Al-Hayban, I have never seen a man who perfect his prayer like him, he came to us two years before the advent of the prophet. When there is draught, we used to go to ask him to pray for rain, he would say’ I swear I won’t do unless you give some alms before you go, we would ask’ how much’, he says’ a measure of dry dates or barley. So we did what he asked. He would take us to the back of the mountain and there we ask for rain under his leadership, no sooner he left his place than rain fell down superfluously, he did twice or thrice.

When he was dying, we gathered around him, he said” O’ Jews, do you know what reason made me leave the land of Sham(Sham), the land of welfare to the land of hunger and hardships( Madina).

They said’ you know best.”

“I emigrated because I expected a prophet to appear and this is his time to appear, this town is the place where he will emigrate to. Believe in him, let nobody else precede you.” He died shortly after his words.

When it was the night on which Bani Quryza, a major Jewish tribe at that time, was defeated, three Jews left their fortresses and called the others” O’ Jews, we assure you that he is the prophet whom ibn Al- Hyban told you about.”

They said” what are your proofs?”

“We swear he is as was described”

And they all embraced Islam.

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By Magdy Abdalshafy

Source: http://www.knowmuhammad.org/articles

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Truth & evidence

 

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