Relationships in heaven

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People often pose the following question as they express their concern for their loved ones: How is it possible for the believers who make it to Paradise to be in a happy frame of mind when they know that their loved ones are suffering in Hell? Whatever blessings and rewards a believer may be granted in Paradise, surely the mere thought of his loved ones being cast in great suffering would nullify the enjoyment of whatever is given in Paradise!

Considering the Quranic confirmation that the majority of the human race are misguided (6:116), and the majority are non believers (12:103), and that out of the minority who believe, the majority of them are committing shirk (12:106); it follows that every human being who gets to Paradise is bound to have many more loved ones in Hell than with him in Paradise.

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Quranic requirements for marriage

 

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Quranic requirements for marriage

A number of requirements are mentioned in the Quran for marriage, they are:

1- The couple must both be at the age of marriage.
2- Believers may not marry disbelievers or mushrikeen.
3- The couple must make a genuine commitment to one another.
4- The marriage must be declared.
5- The marriage must be contracted.
6- The marriage must be intended as a permanent bond.
7- The man must pay a dowry to his bride.

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The Truth about the Previous Scriptures (Injeel and Torah)

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Were the Previous Scripture available uncorrupted at the time of Prophet Muhammad? Are they available uncorrupted today?

By: A. Muhammad

What does the Quran say about the previous books? Were these books textually corrupted or were they available in an intact form at the time of the revelation of the Quran?
The following Quranic verse may indicate that they were indeed available intact:

[5:47] And the people of the Injeel shall rule in accordance with what God has brought down therein. Those who do not rule by what God has brought down are the wicked.

If the Injeel (the book God revealed to Jesus) at the time of the revelation of the Quran was corrupted, how can the people of the Injeel judge by what is in it?

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The Imams and their man made prohibitions

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This article is written in response to numerous emails we have received enquiring about many prohibitions which are proclaimed by numerous Imams and which cannot be found in the Quran. The following email is one example:

“Salaam, we have converted to Islam 3 years ago, we have been reading various pages on your site and we are very impressed with the clarity of mind you have and your sincere effort to preach the Quran. Can you please help me on the following issue: my son has been going to a local mosque and lately has been very confused by the way the Imam is forbidding so many normal things in life! He is told he cannot listen to music, he cannot have any pictures or portraits at home, he cannot wear silk or gold, he cannot keep a dog as a pet and so many other things. It sounds like the Imam is virtually saying that we should not have any enjoyment in this world! When my son asked the Imam to show him any Quranic evidence for all these rules, the Imam quoted 11:116 saying that the words in this verse prohibit us from having material luxuries! Could you please give us your valuable opinion because my son is very confused, keep up the good work, wasalam.”

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Prophet Muhammad is innocent from the Hadiths

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Millions of Muslims all over the world have been brought up to believe that the collections of hadith by Bukhari and Moslim provide the authentic words and teachings of the prophet Muhammad. These two collections have been labelled “sahih” (authentic). The majority of these hadith portray a chain of narrators in a chinese whispers fashion attributing sayings to the Prophet (e.g. A said that B said that C said ……. that G said, that the Prophet said). Often the chain extends to seven names or even more, yet for some reason the hadith advocates still deemed these hadith to be the authentic and genuine sayings of the Prophet! With an extremely naive type of logic. It is assumed that every person in the chain, not only was totally honest, but that he had a super human memory to enable him to narrate accurately incidents that took place one hundred or two hundred years earlier.! How did they come to this conclusion?

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