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The flavour of Islamic piety

From Charles le Gai Eaton, Remembering God: Reflections on Islam

Once upon a time there was an old man living in a remote part of Africa, then a French colony and now called Mali.   761 more words

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The Qur'an error "Oh Sister of Aaron"

This is a rebuttal to David Wood who says “According to the Qur’an, Mary the mother of Jesus is also the sister of Aaron. Yet Mary and Aaron lived more than a thousand years apart. 77 more words

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Crimes against God and those against man

‘In the Shariah, offences were divided into those against God and those against man. Crimes against God violated His Hudud, or ‘boundaries,’ and were
offences whose punishments were specified by the Qur’an and, in some cases, the Hadiths, such as the punishment of certain kinds of theft by amputating a hand, punishing adultery by stoning and sexual slander by lashing. 150 more words

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Grandmother Declares ISIS 'Worst Book Club Ever'

POST FALLS, IDAHO–Another black mark for the Islamic State (ISIS) this week as grandmother Edith Mayfield denounced the terrorist organization’s recent book club meeting. The Sunday “Read-Up Meet-Up” event was to be a fun one hour get-together for members to drink tea, eat homemade muffins, and discuss this week’s book selection, The Quran. 205 more words

Lessons from Sūrah 54 – Sūratul Qamar

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

  1. The splitting of the moon in the time of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was a sign of Qiyāmah drawing closer.
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Lessons from Sūrah 53 – Sūratun Najm

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

  1. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم did not speak of his own accord. Each word of his was divinely inspired.
  2. Man does not always get what he wants.
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Lessons from Sūrah 52 - Sūratuṭ Ṭūr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

  1. The Day of Judgement is a certainty.
  2. Those who have been given entry into the higher ranks of Jannah, shall be blessed with their offspring being reunited with them in the higher ranks, on condition they died with Īmā
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