Why Quran calls Mary, a Sister of Aaron ?

Bismillah_FullThe verse in question is;

“O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!” (Al-Qur’an 19:28)

It does not mean that here Qur’an calls Mary, the real sister of Aaron, the Prophet who was hundreds of years before her. Here she is only being called a female person of the family, from the Noble lineage of Prophet Aaron.

The Qur’anic usage:


In order to understand Qur’anic language one must look into other Qur’anic passages.

Qur’ans calls Prophet Shoaib as the brother of the people of Midian. Qur’an says;

“And unto Midian (We sent) their brother, Shu’eyb.” (Al-Qur’an 7:85)

And similarly Qur’an calls Prophet Salih, the brother of the people of Thamud. It says;

“And unto Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih.” (Al-Qur’an 11:61)

In both these examples it is never meant that the Prophets were the real brothers of the each and every person of that tribe. It’s only way to address them. It means that Shu’aib was a (male) person from the people of Midian and similarly Salih from the people of Thamud.

So in the very same manner when Qur’an describes Mary, the mother of Christ as ‘Sister of Aaron’, It means that she is being referred to as a (female) person from the people, the lineage of Prophet Aaron.
This is infact an Arabic idiom, a way to address. In Arabia a person from the tribe Banu Mudhar may be addressed as Ya Akha Mudhar, meaning ‘O the brother of Mudhar’.

The Prophetic answer to this question:

Mughira b. Shu’ba reported: When I came to Najran, they (the Christians of Najran) asked me: You read” O sister of Aaron”, whereas Moses was born much before Jesus. When I came back to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) I asked him about that, whereupon he said: “The (people of the old age) used to call names (of their persons) after the names of the Prophets and pious persons who had gone before them.” (Sahih Muslim, Book on General Behaviour, Hadith 3962)

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) meant to say that Mary’s relationship with Prophet Aaron was mentioned because she was of his lineage for among Semites it was common to associate a person with his lineage.

This fits the context as well. The people thought that Mary had done something unworthy of a chaste woman and thus as they rebuked her, they first made a reference to her noble ancestry and then testified that even her own father was no wicked person (verse 28).

Observations from the Bible:

1- One thing we need to consider is that Qur’an does not call Mary ‘Sister of Moses’ but ‘Sister of Aaron’.

2- Aaron (PBUH) we know was the first in line for the Israelite priesthood.

3- New Testament clearly tells us that Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist (PBUH) was from the lineage of Aaron (Luke 1:5). Also it tells that Mary was a cousin of Elizabeth (1:36). Therefore we can easily call them both ‘Sisters of Aaron’ i.e. from the lineage of Aaron.

4- Infact we have evidence of the similar usage from the Bible. In Genesis 13:8 Abraham and Lot are called brothers while certainly they did not come from loins of one individual. It reads;

“And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.”

A certain Christian commentator, Adam Clarke says in his commentary to this verse;

‘[It means] we are of the same family, worship the same God in the same way, have the same promises, and look for the same end.’

Was the same not true in case of Mary and Aaron? Were they both not from the same priestly family and of same faith?

So the conclusion is that this is only a beautiful way of expression in the Arabic language and to try to twist it some other way speaks only of ones inner wickedness and that’s all!

INDEED ALLAH KNOWS THE BEST!

Taken from LetMeTurnTheTables.com

Response To ‘Taqiyya’ Deception – Lying

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Oft-repeated claims by critics spout that Islam allows lying in ‘all circumstances’. They further say that Islam allows their followers to lie to take advantage of non-believers and infiltrate high governmental positions. These claims are false. When I read these comments in some of the websites, I didn’t know whether to laugh or feel sorry for the gullible folks who believe such rubbish.

Related Article:
‘Holy Bible’ Allows Lying – Deception

For those who make these allegations, their method to convince their gullible followers is by quoting a verse here and there from the Qur’an, and then misquote scholarly statements by deliberately leaving out the conditions when lying is permissible in rare circumstances. By doing this, they present this to ignorant folk, saying “here, you see Islam sanctions lying to non-believers in all circumstances”

In actual reality, when we examine all these Quranic verses and Hadiths, in none of them is there any mention that one is allowed to lie to non-Muslims.. Nor is there any mention or indication that a Muslim is allowed to take advantage of disbelievers – these are claims made by crazy deluded Islamophobes who have no support from the Quran or Hadith.

Lying in order to advance one’s faith is not an Islamic doctrine and has never been. I challenge anyone to bring one proof from the Quran or Hadith where it says that ‘one can use deception to advance Islam.’ You won’t find it. However, such doctrine, to advance one’s faith by lying is found and sanctioned in the Bible.

Apostle Paul sanctions lying in order to advance Christianity. Paul admits in Corinthians 9:19-23 that during his ministry, preaching his Paulinism (Christianity of today), that he falsely acted in order to draw people to Christianity. Click on the following article here. I have provided some of the early Church fathers’ commentaries on the verse (Corinthians 9:19-23), in agreement that the verse allows deception in them circumstances, to advance Christianity.

With that said, let’s look at the Islamic view when one is allowed to utter a lie. The following are exceptional circumstances:

1. To make peace between two friends to avoid feud (or bloodshed)
2. To make your spouse happy
3. In war, to get the upper hand against the enemy.
4. When one is persecuted, he can say things which may not be true
5. To make someone escape torture from a tyrant, to avoid handing over an innocent person to an oppressor.

These are the only times when one is allowed to lie. Note: the articles below are a refutation to critics misusing, twisting Islamic scripture.  I have also covered each of the above instances in a lot more detail – please click on the links below:

The Qur’an:

1. Qur’an 16:106 – ‘Except For One Who Is Forced…’

2. Qur’an 3:28 – Not To Take Non-Believers As Friends?

3. Qur’an 9:3 – ‘Dissolution Of Oaths’

4. Qur’an 40:28 – ‘A Believer Lying?’

5. Qur’an 2:225 – ‘Unintentional Oaths’

6. Qur’an 66:2 – The Prophet (p)

7. Qur’an 3:54 – ‘Allah Is A Deceiver’?

8. Qur’an 8:30 – Makr – Makara

9. Qur’an 10:21 – Makr – Makara

From the Hadith:

1. Bukhari 52:269 –  ‘War is deceit.’”

2. Bukhari 49:857 – “He who makes peace between two people…

3. Bukhari 84:64 – Ali (Ra) tricking the enemy in war

4. Muslim 32:6303 – “…he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband.”

5. Bukhari 50:369 – Ka’b bin al-Ashraf

Taqiyya And Its Meaning:

Also check out the following link on ‘Taqiyya’ which is been hurled at by Islamophobes that all Muslims follow this doctrine. However, as I have demonstrated from Muslim and non-Muslim academics, they all agree that this doctrine (Taqiyya, Takiya) is only endorsed by the Shia, which make up 15 to 20% of the World’s  Muslim population. The rest, 80% of the World’s Muslims, who are Sunni, have never had such doctrine or endorsed such: Click here for the article –  ‘Taqiyya’ (Takiya) Meaning.

Refutation To Taqiyya:

Moreover, Islamic Scholar Shaykh Ashiq Ilahi Madni was so infuriated by Shias who use the doctrine of ‘Taqiyya’ that he wrote a refutation against their false doctrine, and stating that ‘Taqiyya’ which is endorsed by those heretics (Shias), has no place in Islam, nor has Islam ever endorsed it. Here is what the Scholar, Shaykh Ashiq Ilahi Madni wrote:

A REFUTATION OF THE ‘TAQIYYA’ OF THE RAWAFIDH
The sect called the Rawafidh (part of the shia movement) attaches such great importance to the practice of ‘Taqiyya’ (lying in religious matters) that a renowned proverb amongst them is that the person who does not practise Taqiya has no belief (Iman). They quote in their support the above verse, ‘unless you have to safeguard yourselves from enemies.’ At the outset it should be understood why they resorted to this practice. The Jews taught these people a Din (religion) other than that brought by the Holy Prophet and impressed on their minds that Sayyidina Ali… was supposed to be the immediate leader after the Holy Prophet… They were told that the other Caliphs (Kalifas) viz. Sayyidina Abu Bakr… Sayyidina Umar… and Sayyidina Uthman… unsurped the Caliphate (Khilafah) from him. However, true Muslims ask them the reason why Sayyidina Ali remained silent about the matter for 26 years, not once laying claim to his right? Why did he, during this entire period, even participate in their meetings and fight with in Jihad? Why did he join them in all their Jumu’ah, Eid and daily Salah? In reply to all of this they have been taught by their tutors (the Jews) to say that Sayyidina Ali… was practising Taqiya. This practice of ‘taqiya’ is such a weapon that the enemies have placed in their hands that they regard it as being fundamental f Din (religion) and use it in every defence. When they deliberately say many things that contradict their beliefs, they actually feel that they are doing an act of virtue. How vast is the difference between their cowardly practice of ‘Taqiya’ and the outstanding courageousness of Sayyidina Ali whom they claim to follow!

It is not the trait if people of belief (Iman) to falter before falsehood. If indeed it was the right of Sayyidina Ali to ascend to the Caliphate (Khilafah), he would have fought for the truth and not given in to the other three Khulafa. It is not conceivable that the vicegerent of the greatest Holy prophet should yield to the authority of any oppressor. To view the matter from another angle, the incident of Sayyidina Husain, should be examined. When the Rawafidh summoned him to Kufa and then deserted him, he chose to fight to the end for the sake of the truth. He even had to endure the killing of so many of his family members, but he never yielded to the pressure of those whom he considered to be oppressive. He could have practiced ‘Taqiya’ to appease Yazid and Ibn Ziyad, but he did not. This episode clearly displays the fact that there exists no ‘taqiya’ in the Din (religion), for it was not even practised by people like Sayyidina Husain whom these Shias claim to follow. Whatever incidents the Shias narrate regarding ‘Taqiya’ of their ‘scholar’s (Imams)’ are all fabrications and contradict the status of these noble personalities. It is just not possible that they conceal one thing in their hearts and practice another. This practice of ‘Taqiya’ has no basis from the Qur’an whatsoever. ‘…unless you have to safeguard yourselves from enemies.’ This verse applies to the case when a Muslim is in endanger of suffering harm from the disbelievers infidels (Kuffar) e.g. they force him to make any statement of infidelity (kufr) under a threat, which they are able to induce and which shall prove unbearable to the Muslim In question. This is as Allah says Surah Nahl (verse 106), save for him who is forced, but his heart is content with belief (Iman).’ Even in this case, however, it will be best to endure suffering and not concede. [1]

As I have responded to the claims made against Islam on lying, I do not need to go over it again. Rather, I will quote Quranic verses and Hadith where it clearly states that lying is forbidden, should be avoided in all circumstances and is a major sin. The following, God and Prophet Mohammad (p) speak on the importance of being truthful in all circumstances. And a person who lies is hated in the sight of Allah. In short, telling the truth is virtuous and leads one to Paradise.

The Qur’an:

O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in upholding equity, bearing witness to the truth for the sake of God, even though it be against your own selves or your parents and kinsfolk. Whether the person concerned be rich or poor, God’s claim takes precedence over [the claims of] either of them. Do not, then, follow your own desires, lest you swerve from justice: for if you distort [the truth], behold, God is indeed aware of all that you do! – Quran 4:135

O ye who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with the truthful. – Quran 9:119

Allah will say: “This is a Day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: theirs are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise) – they shall abide therein forever. Allah is pleased with them and they with Him. That is the great success (Paradise). – Quran 5:119

That Allah may reward the true men for their truth, and punish the hypocrites if He will, or relent toward them (if He will). Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. – Quran 33:24

O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. – Quran 33:70

And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. – Quran 2:42

From The Hadith:

‘Abdullah reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: It is obligatory for you to tell the truth, for truth leads to virtue and virtue leads to Paradise, and the man who continues to speak the truth and endeavours to tell the truth is eventually recorded as truthful with Allah, and beware of telling of a lie for telling of a lie leads to obscenity and obscenity leads to Hell-Fire, and the person who keeps telling lies and endeavours to tell a lie is recorded as a liar with Allah. (Sahih Muslim Book 32, Hadith 6309)

‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: Telling of truth is a virtue and virtue leads to Paradise and the servant who endeavours to tell the truth is recorded as truthful, and lie is obscenity and obscenity leads to Hell-Fire, and the servant who endeavours to tell a lie is recorded as a liar. Ibn Abu Shaiba reported this from Allah’s Apostle. (Sahih Muslim Book 32, Hadith 6308)

Aishah narrated: “There was no behaviour more hated to the Messenger of Allah than lying. A man would lie in narrating something in the presence of the Prophet, and he would not be content until he knew that he had repented.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi Volume 4, Book 1, Hadith 1973)

Abdullah reported that the Prophet (p) said, “You must be truthful. Truthfulness leads to dutifulness and dutifulness leads to the Garden. A man continues to tell the truth until he is written as a siddiq with Allah. Beware of lying. Lying leads to deviance and deviance leads to the Fire. A man continues to lie until he is written as a liar with Allah.” (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad: Book 21, Hadith 386)

The Prophet (p) guaranteed paradise to anyone if they can avoid lying even when joking.
The Prophet said: I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good. (Sunan Abi Dawud Book 42, Hadith 4782)

Written by: Kaleef K. Karim

Reference:

[1] Illuminating Discourses on the Noble Quran – Tafseer Anwarul Bayan – By Shaykh Ashiq Ilahi Madni, volume 1, page 369 – 371

A Response to James White – With Abu Ayoub and Abu Zakariyah

In this episode Abu Ayoub (from Simply Seerah) and Abu Zakariyah (from ManyProphetsOneMessage.com) decide to tackle a number of Theology issues James White has brought up over the past few months while attempting to refute our videos. Now even though we appreciate James taking the time to actually try to address our questions and contentions when it comes to the Christian faith, we feel that from the Theology perspective, James tends to constantly fall short in both depicting our arguments correctly and responding to them.

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The Media’s Islamophobia Addiction

 

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I made this comic to depict the biased nature of the mainstream media when it comes to Islam.  Many people don’t know this, but in the United States, Islamic Terrorism only makes up about 10% of attacks, while the rest consist of Right Wing and Anarchist movements.  But when you look at the coverage, Islamic Terrorism is covered far more than any other criminal group.  It appears that these Media outlets love to cover Islamic Terrorism so much that it’s reached the level of an unhealthy addiction.  And sadly, many of these so-called News organizations are run by Right Wing Evangelical Extremists who are die-hard Zionists.  So there’s also an ulterior motive involved in covering constantly Islamic Terrorism to create a narrative that Muslims are inherently violent.

KKK Christian Supremacy – The Bible’s version of ISIS

With the current rise of groups like ISIS and other Terrorist Organizations, we’re finding that many people are falling into the trap of “Generalization” and “Bigotry.” This trend is not a new one, but one has to point out the utter hypocrisy that has been going on over the past few years in relation to Islam. If we are are going to blame the religion of Islam for the actions of such groups like ISIS, then we need to then remain consistent and also blame Christianity for the Supremacist Ideals that have been growing throughout the west. White Supremacy and Christian Supremacy are not very different. In fact, if you look at their approach to people they wish to attack ideologically, you find that they are not that much different. First they focus on the crimes committed by a small group of people, and then the spin those stories to make the general public feel like those individuals are going after their family and loved ones.

So with Islam, when a Terrorist Attack takes place due to some Political grievance, then Islamophobes (aka Western Supremacists) spin those stories to appear as if the apocalypse is about to happen and that all Muslims have united to try to overthrow their country and enslave their women and children. In the 50’s the KKK would use a case of a Black man raping a white women, and then exploit this incident to show that Black people weren’t civilized and if they ever let their guard down, they would rape their women and exploit their children.

Many Islamopobes like Robert Spencer have defended White Supremacists. Here’s a link: http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/05/robe…

So to the general Public we urge them to not be fooled by these in the closet Neo-Nazis that try to sneak into people’s homes Hate and Bigotry. We hope that this video helps shed light on the inconsistency of these groups and parties that try to Demonize all Muslims for the mistakes of a few.

Pat Robertson fumbles trying to Justify Genocide in the Bible

In yet another hilarious segment on the “The 700 Club,” the a former Minister Pat Robertson seemed to fumble with his words as he tried to explain the differences between the “Genocide” found in the Old Testament and the verses that permit Jihad or Holy War in the Quran. Now over the years Robertson has quoted Quranic verses many times while attempting explain to his loyal watchers how Islam is evil and inherently violent. Yet, in a show of complete and utter hypocrisy, Roberston seemed at a loss of words when pressed on the violence found in the Bible and surprisingly even tries to give a go at justifying the murder of women, children and even livestock with the simply explanation that:

“God Commanded them to do so.”

The Story of Khubaib (ra) – Proof Muslims are NOT allowed to Kill Women and Children

Bismillah_FullWith all the horrible scenes we see today of Secular Arab Tyrants and Islamic Extremists throughout the Middle East killing innocent people in the thousands, it isn’t surprising that Non-Muslims in the west would believe that the people’s religion might have a role in these atrocities.  Especially when you see how many Terrorist organizations in the region are taking advantage of ignorance people and using their faith to further their cause and to garner support for their unquenchable thirst for power.

Yet in this ever changing world, with so many cultures and religions interconnecting and mingling on a day to day bases, it isn’t acceptable that we still find people today that are so quick to form an opinion or reach a conclusion about another faith without having done the proper research.  Especially in this day in age where we have quick access to so much knowledge and have a sea of credible information at our fingertips.

So with that said I would like today to cover the ever popular topic of Muslims being permitted to kill women and children.  This sadly has become a very common talking point with many Right Wingers and Islamaphobes alike who – for the most part – have essentially reached their conclusions based upon the recent actions of a handful of Muslims, and not the Islamic Texts or the Historic application thereof.  Now even though you might get some Senator or Pastor that could quote you a Quranic verse here and there which talkis about “Fighting the Infidels,” rarely will you ever find them presenting a historic example where the Muslims applied their particular interpretation of those verses.  That is simply because – for the most part – they do not exist.

Take for instance the oft-parroted phrase that Muslims believe you “Either Gotta Covert to Islam or be Killed!” (usually said with the Southern accent.)  Now to the ignorant scared Christian American these people might seem like they know what they are talking about, but for the well informed Muslim, we know very well that these people don’t have any clue what they’re talking about.  And just because someone can site a Quranic verse or Hadeeth here and there that doesn’t make them an Islamic Expert, nor makes them qualified to come and make accusations against a faith of 1.7 Billion people. There are 5 year old Muslim children today mind you that can recitethe whole Quran front and back in Arabic.  Are we now going to allow them to host conferences about Islam and speak to thousands of police officers and military personnel about the threat of Terrorism?

So now that I have made my point the ridiculousness of the whole Western Islamaphobia fiasco, let me get to the crux of this article.  I wanted to present to you a very nice story which happened during the time of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh).  A story which will help shed light or help refute a very common claim made by Islamaphobes and Extremists Zionists that falsely claim that Muslims are allowed to kill women and children in Islam.

To refute this I wish to share with you the story of the Famous companion Khubaib (ra).

Our story begins in the second year after the prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) migration (which is about 624 CE).  At that time a delegation had come to Medina and requested from the prophet (pbuh) to send with them a number of knowledgeable Muslims to teach them about Islam.  The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) gladly obliged, and sent with the delegation 70 of the Most knowledgeable Muslims in Medina.  Little did they know though, but the delegation were intending on killing every single one of the sent with them. And so when the Muslims reached an area called “The well of Rajee’,” these criminals decided to carry out their horrible plan.  Everyone of the 70 Muslims were killed except for two individuals.  One was known as Zaid and there other was the hero of our story Khubaib.

The two prisoners were then taken back to Meccah where they were sold to families o that wished to extract revenge against the Muslims.  Khubaib was  sold to the Al-Harith tribe, whose leader was killed by Khubaib during the battle of Badr.  After purchasing Khubaib, he was then taken and held in one of the houses of the Al-Harith tribe to was as the men make preparations for his execution.  Having realized that his death was close at hand,  Khubaib asked his captors if they would lend him a razor and allow him to clean himself up before he was to die.  One of the daughters of Al-Harith then brought him her razor and left him alone so Khubaib could prepare himself.

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After some time had passed the women who had brought Khubaib the razor suddenly noticed her child was missing and began to frantically search him.  Then, remembering that the prisoner in the other room had a razor she panicked and went racing up to see if her son was there.  As she raced into the room  she was stopped in her tracks as she looked in horror at her child that was now sitting happily on the lap of Khubaib while he proceeded to shave.  Apparently the child had managed to crawl up the stairs all by himself and entered the room where the prisoner was being held.

As  she stood there frozen in terror, Khubaib looked and noticed the woman standing some a distance away.  It didn’t take him long to see that the woman was completely distraught and in a panic.  And so after realizing what she was thinking, Khubaib quickly reassured her saying:

“Are you afraid that I would actually kill him?  By God I would never do such a thing.”

He then let the child return back to his now relieved and grateful mother.  Khubaib was to be crucified a short time later, but even after his death that women always spoke highly of him to others saying how he was the most upright prisoner she had every met.

This my friends is the founders of Islam.  These were the type of righteous men who stood side by side with the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and through the sheer magnificence of their character lead thousands of people to Islam.  They were not petty thieves or people who murdered innocent people out of revenge.  They were servants of God and men at service to the people.  They fought wars only when it was necessary, and always extended an arm of mercy and peace to those who were willing reciprocate.

Now take that example and compare it to the character of Terrorists we know of today.  Imagine if one of those characters you saw on News were in the same situation of Khubaib and ask yourselves,  “would they do the same thing?”  If not, then you know that those men and the Muslims who lived during the time of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) are not one and the same.  They are following something completely different than what was being taught to those Muslims at the time of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

It’s time we stop blaming Islam and Muslims for the crimes of a handful of individuals who just so happen to be of the same faith.  Every religion, race and people have their criminals and nutcases.  Muslims are no different.  But know, our History and the forefathers of our religion are the people Muslims exemplify, not these criminals today that have hijacked our faith and stained our reputation.

The source of the story can be found on Page 1128: Volume 2 of “The Noble life of the Prophet” (peace be upon him) by Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee.
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Terrorism isn’t always what it Seems

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This comic was made to make the viewer think.  People in the West tend to view conventional weapons of war as a somewhat cleaner and more civilized way of killing.  But that isn’t how the families of their bombs and missiles feel.  Their mothers, daughters and sons cry just the same, be it from the suicide bomber or an F16 or Drone.

Nabeel Qureshi has Cancer! – Advice for Nabeel and the Muslim Community

In this episode brothers Aqeel, Ijaz and Abu Ayoub discuss the recent announcement from Nabeel Qureshi, that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Now despite the differences the Muslim Community has had with Nabeel and his approach to Apologetics, we still consider him a creature of Allah. So with that said, we’ve released this video extending our support for Nabeel and extend advice to both him and the Muslim Community.

We’re very sorry to hear the news again Nabeel. Please if you need anything contact us or any of the Islamic Organizations you’ve worked with during your tours.

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David Wood’s “Sun Setting in Muddy Water,” claim Refuted

Tabloid Christian Apologist David Wood has recently released a series of videos where he tries to refute Islam by misinterpreting Muslim’s religious texts.  In his latest release, David Wood repeated the tired old claim that the Quran says that the Sun was setting in a place of Muddy Water.  Br. Ijaz and Br. Abu Ayoub break down these Missionaries Methodology and prove from a purely linguistic perspective that the Claim the Quran believes the sun sets in Muddy water is false.  Finally, Br. Abu Ayoub shows how if this Hyper-Literalist approach was used against the Bible, it would create far more Scientific and Theological problems than anything the Quran could produce.

So-called “Satanic Verses” Refuted

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Question:

In setanic verses by salman rushdi, he talks about some ayat of Quran those were revealed in order to accept three of the most popular gods of the that time in mecca as to be superior or heavenly beings like angels or the god. Later on, those ayat were cancelled and it was said that those were not revealed through gibrail rather it was iblis(satan) who made up those ayat and the prophet(peace be upon him) at that time was not aware of it. How true is this? If there is some truth in this then please specify how much and I would appreciate a real story as to what really happened.

Praise be to Allaah.

This is based on a false report. Ibn Katheer and others said:

There is no saheeh isnaad from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning this report, which says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) “recited Soorat al-Najmto the mushrikeen until he reached the verses (interpretation of the meaning) ‘Have you then considered Al-Laat, and Al-‘Uzzaa (two idols of the pagan Arabs), And Manaat (another idol of the pagan Arabs), the other third?’ [al-Najm 53:19-20 – interpretation of the meaning]. Then the Shaytaan put words into the mouth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he said: ‘they are the exalted gharaneeq, whose intercession is to be hoped  for.’ The kuffaar were pleased with this praise of their three idols, so they prostrated.”

This report is undoubtedly false on a number of counts.

1.     Its isnaad is very weak and is not saheeh.

2.     The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was infallible with regard to the conveying of his Message.

3.     Even if this report was saheeh, for argument’s sake, the scholars have stated that it is to be understood as meaning that the Shaytaan caused the kuffaar to hear these words, not that he put them in the mouth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so they heard them from him.

See Ibn Katheer’s refutation of this in his tafseer of Soorat al-Hajj 22:52. And Allaah knows best.

Written by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Source Article can be found at Islamqa.com

Terrorism in the Bible

This video gives a depiction of the main wars that had taken place in the Bible. It covers wars and battles conducted by Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Saul and then finally David. The main reason for this video is the constant attacks Muslims receive about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his moral Character. To Christians Apologists and Islamophobes, they believe that since the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) fought wars that makes him morally corrupt and therefore nullifies his status of prophethood. Yet if we were to remain consistent in this thinking, one could easily turn this logic against the Christian by mentioning the wars that took place in the Old Testament.

Of course you can rest assure that the Christian will try to brush off the horrors found in their Bible by saying it was in the past, and it predated Jesus. But be that as it may, if Jesus is considered a part of the Godhead of the Trinity, and the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are one, then that means that all three took part in the War commands of the Old Testament. So when Yahweh ordered Moses and Joshua to go raiding into Canaan, Jesus was also a part of the Godhead that was giving the orders. (according to Trinitarians.)

So when Christians attack the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) for simply taking part in Wars and defending himself, know that they are complete hypocrites. And if the only reason for being right and wrong is proceeding Jesus’ coming to earth, then Muslims are inclined to ask,

“Okay so if we were to place the story of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) between the time of Moses and David, you’re telling me that then you wouldn’t have a problem with with the wars he fought?”

Really Christians ask yourself, is this being Theologically consistent? Is right and wrong just based on which time in history it is done? And if you were being truthful with yourselves, when you try to claim that the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was evil for fighting wars, are you not in a sense also calling your own God Yahweh evil as well?

I end with noting that unlike the Old Testament, in Islam the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) forbade Muslims from killing women, children and the elderly. He also forbade raping and torturing his captives (despite what Islamaphobic Preachers try to tell you.) So the fact of the matter is if we were being truthful, the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was far more moral than the prophets found in the Old Testament.

And if a Christian argues that their prophets weren’t considered infallible and made mistakes, we as Muslims still are inclined to ask, “Then why do you bring up morality in the first place when you try to disprove the prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh)? If your prophets can do immoral and sinful things, then theologically you shouldn’t be bringing up the subject of morality to test prophethood in the first place.”

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Israel will never be Satisfied

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This is a comic I drew a few years back presenting a type of Metaphor of how Israel seems to never been satisfied with what they have.  The Waiter as you can see has a UN band around his arm and is coming to pick up the plate which appears to be finished.  But of course, as we see with Israel today, the dinner seems not to be quite finished yet.  We can imagine the waiter coming back and forth a few times in hopes that the man will be finally finished.  As we see today.  But sadly, the bloated dinner which is Israel never seems to be satisfied.  Check please.

The Universal Prophet (pbuh) – Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda

The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was sent as the last and final Messenger until the day of Judgment. Therefore his religion is considered all encompassing and his message is Universal. Every people and nations had a specific prophet sent to them, while the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was sent to all of mankind.

Thus was all him a Universal Prophet (pbuh).

Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda is a Islamic Speaker from Texas which has very eloquently explained the prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) honorable attributes and character. We hope you enjoy this short clip prepared by Simply Seerah Studios.

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