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‘I am sorry, O Prophet…’

Written by Admin on . Posted in Current Affairs

Majed Al-Sugairi
Okaz/Saudi Gazette

Source: http://saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130422162428

MADINAH – Former Dutch Islamophobe and a former leading member of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party Arnoud Van Doorn visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to pray and say sorry for becoming part of a blasphemous film.

Doorn was among the Freedom Party leaders who produced the blasphemous film, Fitna. Last month he reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the religion and the Prophet (peace be upon him).

He said that the worldwide outrage against the film made him study about the Prophet (pbuh) and that eventually led to his conversion.

He headed for Makkah to perform Umrah after meeting the two imams of the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Ali Al-Hudaifi and Sheikh Salah Al-Badar, who enlightened him on how to lead the life of a good Muslim and confront challenges facing Islam in the West.

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Why Hindus hate Max Muller?

Written by Mushafiq Sultan on . Posted in Hinduism (Analysis)

A common complaint of neo-Hindutva fanatics against me is that I am using the translations of Max Muller and Ralph Griffith when I quote the Vedas. Hindtuvavadis give these scholars and their translations titles like 'Christian agents', 'frauds', 'bogus translation', 'biased indologists', 'Mlecchas', etc. Although I do not often quote their translations, it goes on to show the racial hatred of these Hindus for the rest of the world whom they consider impure.

One Hindu website writes

"Max Müller was a British agent, especially employed (in 1847) to write the translations of the Vedas in such a demeaning way so that the Hindus should lose faith in them."

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क्या कुरआन के अनुसार सूरज दलदल मैं डूब जाता है? शंका का समाधान

Written by Mushafiq Sultan on . Posted in Other Responses

शंका

कुरान में एक कहानी सिकंदर की है , जिसने दावा किया था कि उसने सूरज को एक कीचड़ वाले दलदल में डूबा हुआ देखा था .सिकंदर को कुरान में "जुल करनैन " ذو القرنين "कहा गया है . अरबी में इस शब्द का अर्थ "दो सींगों वाला two-horned one" होता है.जुल करनैन वास्तव में कौन था इसके बारे में इस्लामी विद्वानों में मतभेद है. कहा जाता है कि जब सिकंदर विश्वविजय के लिए फारस से आगे निकल गया तो उसने सूरज को एक दलदल में डूबते हुए देखा था. और कुरान इस बात को सही मानकर बताया गया है कि सूर्यास्त के बाद सूरज कहाँ डूब जाता है,

" यहाँ तक कि वह ( जुल करनैन ) उस जगह पहुंच गया ,और उसने सूरज को एक कीचड़ वाले दलदल (muddy spring ) डूबा हुआ पाया "

सूरा -अल कहफ़ 18:86

समाधान

यह एक आम गलतफहमी है कि जुल करनैन सिकंदर ही है। यह विचार सही नहीं है। सिकंदर के जीवन के बारे मैं हम जो कुछ भी जानते हैं वह कुरआन के जुल करनैन के वर्णन से नहीं मिलता। हमारा विषय यहाँ जुल करनैन की खोज नहीं है, बल्कि सूर्यास्त के बारे में कुरआन का नज़रिया है।

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Why Should I Believe in Allah?

Written by Nouman Ali Khan on . Posted in Spirituality

Asssalamulaikaum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Usually I have a very good attention span that I can talk over voices given that I have a lot of children and a lot of students so I am used to that but this subject matter requires an extra deal of concentration and organization of thought so I am requesting that you people pay more attention.

Basically I was asked to talk a little about Atheism, theism and the proof of God’s existence, why should I believe in god anyway. All of which are very legitimate questions and very deep questions. None of these questions can be addressed in a one liner. My wife has a very one liner of it. I will share it with you first. She says "God exist whether you like it or not and if you do not believe it well fine He will get you anyway"

So, that could have been my talk and I will start after my wife I will start with something that the ancient Bedouin Arab used to say, like sometimes there would be people from other civilizations like the Persians or Romans they would do trade before Islam. They would do trades sometimes or pass through Arabia and they would see these Arabs and even though they had shifted, they still believe in God, they still believe in one Supreme Being. So somebody asked the Bedouin Arab,

 "How do you know that God exists?”

 “How do you come to faith?”

“How did faith come to you?"