Knowing Islam

To answer the non-Muslim questions

Knowing Islam

To answer the non-Muslim questions

Knowing Islam

All the answers of your questions are in Quran. All the knowledge, sciences, philosophy, ethics, etc. are in Quran.
Ask your questions and get your answers through it.

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۱۹ مطلب در فوریه ۲۰۱۵ ثبت شده است

After the aspersion to the holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH)  by a French magazine ,a vatern did something which we all should applaud to this wisdom and humanity. He went to the France Embassy and put a platform. He also brought his canvas and paints. He could paint French flag burnt in fire or make fun of those who have insulted our Prophet. But surprisingly ,he painted the most beautiful portrait of Mary artistically. He kindly showed that a real Moslem behave respectfully with all religions and loves all of the people. He had been taught the lesson of manhood ,affection and sacrifice by his Prophet.

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Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) said:
God The Best would help Islam with men who are not Moslems.(Nahjol Fasahe, p. 46, hadith 293)

These are the comments of a new Christian to the ignorant people about Islam at a week after Ayatollah Khamenei wrote a letter to the Western youth. (2015/1/2)

I do know this, in 1976 I was in prison for dealing drugs and I had a very real experience based on Christianity and it changed me. I was raised Catholic and saw through that and by the time I joined the US Air Force at 17 I never darkened the doorstep of any church again. In the 60's and early 70's my only comment on religion was that God is dead and I lived accordingly. I went to prison at 32 years old. You know, I am sure, that religion is not a building, or a preacher, or denomination. It is a personal thing that occurs in your heart and it changed my heart. When I got out I never went back to the old ways and old friends and the last half of my life has been superior to the first. I was a high school drop out with a felony prison record and still achieved material things that I never dreamed possible as well as a spiritual life I never knew. I can only tie the one to the other.
In the last 39 years I have found no failure in scriptures, only in people. The God of the bible is beyond human comprehension.

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The whole story is much too long to post but in essence it started with a sarcastic prayer. There are a lot of people who do jail house ministries and most inmates just ignore them most of the time. There was one couple, Betty and Fred Engle, that when they were coming many of the guys would get cleaned up as best they could and there was real pressure for those that were not interested in what they had to say to shut up and be respectful while they were there. Their base message was, God loves you no matter what and He wants to have a relationship with you. My prayer was "Hey, if you are really out there I am ready to listen." That started a chain of things that proved to me that He was out there and He listened. I retired from a job with a large Japanese company that I held for 26 years and made really good money from. You need a 4 year degree if you want that job today and I am a high school dropout with a felony prison record. I did not add Him to the error of my ways but I do credit Him with the correction of the error of my ways and the success of the last half of my life.

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Only if the belief causes the changes that it professes. I believe from personal experience but I don't try to cram that down anyone's
throat. I don't call names or insult those that don't believe as we all have a free will to choose our own path so in fact, no matter which path we choose, each is as valid as the other to the person that made that choice.

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So you blame the religion because of the evil actions that come from a man's heart? I have no problem with condemning individuals who do not do what they profess to believe but making religion responsible for individual actions seems to be a stretch.

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In the pure sense Judaism exists in the Old Testament and Christianity in the new so the bible is the text book. Now you have to take that on faith and apply what it says and see if that works for YOU personally. It will not work on a group or an organization as it is a deal between you and God alone and you only have control over you and only you can try and emulate Jesus starting in your own heart. I am a conservative Christian and believe that the bible says exactly what we need to know and that understanding can increase as we grow but it is not an … I like this part but I don't like that part book.


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So does the existence of crazy Christian clerics justify the existence of crazy Muslim clerics? There are over a billion Catholics and over a billion Muslims and what was in the Catholic church has changed. What prevents the Muslims from changing also? One church lives in modern times and the other wants to live in the 7th century.


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First off, I do not know that Islam causes terrorism. I only know that where Islam exists terrorism seems to follow. Did Christianity cause the KKK? There were a lot of southern preachers that were OK with the KKK. That is why I centered on crazy clerics. If religious authority does nor condemn it and some clerics endorse it then it seems to spring from the religion when it in fact is caused by crazy clerics who are not condemned by the mainstream clerics. Most of the wrongs that the US commits are caused by the idea that if you don't agree with policy, that comes down from the top, you are not a team player and you and your ideas need to be banished. Also look to the money men that finance the DNC and RNC and help form this team player concept. If you don't vote our way then you could lose financing in the next election. Blindly arming the rebels in Afghanistan when Russia occupied the country is a perfect example. If they are fighting and killing Russians they must be our friends which was very very wrong.
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Henry, you seem to have a lot of pent up anger at religion but you have to realize that all the wrongs done in the name of religion have been caused by people who are evil and used religion as a cover for what they did, from popes to priests and ministers and rabbis to individual people. The scriptures do not condone what they did and what some continue to do today. What you are saying about religion is what the blacks say about cops. That if you have some bad cops then it makes all cops bad.

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Our creator always was and always will be and was the creator of everything else. He knew how to create a universe and we are still
trying to figure out how He did that. I suspect that just perhaps I might possess just a smidgen more intelligence than you do! 


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Not a problem as we all have our reasons for unbelief or believing.

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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Islam has ordered Muslims to treat the followers of other religions with “fairness and justice.”

“What is seen in the world today is that powers and governments which claim to [advocate] fairness and justice do not observe any fairness and justice except within the bounds of their narrow, limited and cruel policies,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with
representatives of religious minorities in Iran’s Parliament (Majlis).

The Leader pointed to the propaganda campaign against Muslims in Europe and the US and said, "What is at issue is not [the question] why the Muslims do not have the necessary freedom in most of these countries, but at issue is [the question] why the Muslims do not have any [sense of] physical safety."

Ayatollah Khamenei cited the Hollywood-made film, American Sniper, as an example and said it encourages Christian or non-Muslim youngsters to harass the Muslims as much as possible.

Islam does not accept this approach, the Leader said, adding, “Islam believes in fairness.”

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that Imam Ali, the first Imam of the Shias, has said a Muslim would not be blamed if they die of sadness over the harassment of a non-Muslim in a Muslim country.

If a Muslim dies of this sadness, that person has died for the right cause, the Leader pointed out.

The Leader said young neo-Nazis have on several occasions beaten up and killed Muslims and damaged mosques with impunity.

Ayatollah Khamenei cited the instance of young Arab Muslim girls who have been beaten up or even killed because of their hijab and nobody even bothered to investigate the issue.

The Leader added that similar cases also exist in other countries which claim to defend human rights, including the US.

Ayatollah Khamenei said after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, there is no record of aggression by Muslims against
non-Muslims.

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 by…………… 19 on October 5th, 2009, 8:21 pm
It is important to know that the Noble Quran doesn't give scientific equations. It instead gives many scientific notions that had been
proven today to be clear Scientific Miracles because they fit perfectly with modern science. One of the Divine Miracles of the Noble
Quran is that Allah Almighty (through His perfect use of the complex and artistic language of Arabic) used scientific notions to make the Noble Quran truly dynamic for all the times that It is presented in.
These scientific notions hid in them, for many centuries, the scientific statements and discoveries that we just came to know today,
and perhaps are even hiding in them more statements that our future generations will discover. These notions are basically key words and/or terms that describe certain creations of GOD Almighty. For example:

1- Allah Almighty in one Word said that the Universe is expanding and in another term said it will shrink back again. Science confirmed that today through the big bang and the cosmic crunch theories.

2- Allah Almighty in two Words mentioned the layers of waves and darkness inside the vast oceans. Science today, again, confirmed that.

3- Allah Almighty in one Word said that He made the earth as an egg. We all know today that earth is spherical and science did confirm that the earth is indeed egg-shaped.

4- Allah Almighty in few terms in several Noble Verses said that mountains prevent the earth from shaking. Science today did indeed
confirm that mountains stabilize the earth and prevent it from constantly shaking while it is rotating around its own axle.

5- Allah Almighty in one term talked about the earth reducing in size. Science today indeed confirmed that earth is shrinking in size due to volcanoes and earth "debris" caused by erosions, earthquakes, sea-waves changing the shape and condition of the land and other natural factors, escaping to space. In fact, it is estimated that earth lost approximately 10-40 miles from its radius or depth size in the past 10 or so billion years!

6- Allah Almighty mentioned in one term the moon's fault line. Science today confirmed that the moon's fault line, which is splitting it in half, was caused by major moonquakes.

7- Allah Almighty in one term talked about the earth's 7 properties. Science today confirmed that the earth has 7 inner layers and 7
atmospheric layers.

8- Allah Almighty in one term talked about the region inside the human-brain that controls the movements. Science today confirmed that.

Many more examples (and the list is growing) are provided at: The overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran section.

The Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, was already accused of being crazy by the infidels. Have Allah Almighty given sophisticated
scientific statements that covered exact details as we scientifically know them today, then no one would've believed the Prophet of Islam, because:

1- He wasn't a scientist and such science wasn't known to man back then, which makes it impossible for him to explain it, even if Allah Almighty Inspired it to him. The information would not have been understood by the nomad bedouins 1,500 years ago.

2- People had already inclined toward declaring the Prophet as an insane man, and many already did. Any extraordinary supernatural
statement that requires a lot of scientific explanations such as "we have people standing on the other side of the world (under our feet), and all humans are actually standing on the side of the earth not on its top or back."

Such statement would require knowledge in gravity and astronomy, which man did not know about 1,500 years go.

Like I said, many have accused the Prophet of being a madman. Allah Almighty did not want to complicate Islam, especially to the people
who did not know much about science:

"Say (to them O Muhammad SAW): "I exhort you on one (thing) only: that you stand up for Allahs sake in pairs and singly, and reflect (within yourselves the life history of the Prophet SAW): there is no madness in your companion (Muhammad SAW), he is only a warner to you in face of a severe torment." (The Noble Quran, 34:46)"
"And (O people) your companion (Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) is not a madman; (The Noble Quran, 81:22)"

That is why Allah Almighty used scientific notions instead of statements and equations. They are for man to discover as he advances
in life. The more man advances, the more he will find that many of his discoveries are mentioned in the Noble Quran. That is why the Noble
Quran's Miracles are for all times and all places!
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Let's get some facts straight:
1-Quran is a book of one volume while bible is more than 60 minor books
2-Quran is much lesser in size from the bible.
3-The books we now know as parts of Bible weren't exactly what God sent over Moses(peace be upon him) and Jesus(Peace be upon him).
4-Quran is different from any other book in the world, while it carries the meanings and the beauty that no one but God couldn't have made.
Anyway since the 1500 years of it's revelation no one has declared to have said something"more accurate, more eloquent and more rhetoric than the holy Quran.
5-Any real prophet is decontaminated of the smallest of sins. while we see the Bible who narrates of Lot sleeping with her girls (Genesis 19), while in the holy Quran in the parts that Lot is mentioned to be a "Honest & Trustworthy" as well as any other prophet (Quran 26:162)
6-And about Lot maybe some people may claim he had to sleep with his daughters as there were no other man to fertilize them and produce children but holy Quran says:
"Successful indeed are the believers ... Who abstain from sex Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond ... [then] they're free of blame." (Quran 23:1-10)
7- The Quran says:
"That this is verily the word of an honored messenger[=Archangel Gabriel], It is not the word of a poet: little it is ye believe! Nor
is it the word of a soothsayer: little admonition it is ye receive.This is) a Message sent down from the Lord of the Worlds. And if the
messenger[here =Muhammad]] were to invent any sayings in Our name, We should certainly seize him by his right hand, And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart:" (Quran 69:40-46)
Yet, we see God himself threatens his prophet MUHAMMAD not to quote the things other than what is told to him to deliver to people.
8-God sent prophets with miracles to prove their prophesy
Thus the major miracle of Muhammad is Quran
God says: "And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant[=Muhammad], then produce a Sura[=A Chapter of Quran] like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true."
Till now 1500 years has passed since this declaration, but no one has ever affirmed to have said a Sura which experts equalize it with any of Quran's Suras.
9-Quran is as beautifully composed in Arabic by God that even in the first years of it's revelation when Islam had nothing more than 20 followers, even the enemies of Muhammad and Atheists went and listened to it.
10-Quran was revealed to Muhammad, an illiterate in 23 years. None of the Verses of the revelations of the first year paradoxes with the revelations of the last year. If Muhammad said Quran by himself, he would get more knowledgeable by years-like any other human- and would want to revise his book, but he always said Quran is from Allah[=God].
11-Disbelievers asked Muhammad many times to say a Sura about special things, for example a sura containing thier own names, but Muhammad never effected the Quran with thier saying and said it isn't mine, it's from Allah.
12-Quran was revealed in a society, completely out of knowledge and science. Arabs in that time killed thier own daughters, and had filled Kaaba[the holy house of God built by Abraham] with more than 300 idols to pray each once a year!
The first verses that were revealed to Muhammad are:
"1-Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created-
2-Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
3-Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-
4-He Who taught (the use of) the pen,-
5-Taught man that which he knew not." (Quran 96:1-5)

These verses speak of God, knowledge and teaching in a society that only had 10 in the full peninsula of Arabia who could Read and Write. Wonderful!

13-While the most bountiful Allah wants to teach human, in Genesis we face a God who warns Adam not to eat of the tree of knowledge! Surely that part of Bible is authorized, because it has a direct paradox with the last revelation to humankind -Quran.

14-Quran itself declares that it will guide people to the right path forever (17:9) Thus it's never old, and as the time passes it doesn't
grow dimmer but glows more Shining

15-In Quran speaks more than 770 times of "Knowledge", 280 times of "Mention" 185 times of "listening carefully" 49 times of "Intellect", 19 times of "Mulling[the meaning of deep thinking], 18 times of thinking 8 times of "Logic and Theorem", 132 times of "Reasoning", 114 times of phlosophy!
These statistics will astound you more if I say Quran is only 6236 verses!
Telling the address of all these words will bore you, but I will tell if anyone doubts.

17-About scientific facts of Quran
There was a time when one who declared Earth's Roundness was considered a fool, but later Science proved it's trusty.
Will it be a good judgement to judge quran from our knowledge, which changes every day.
The scientific things that Quran said will be found in the future as some are found.
And if the things that 19 said don't have scientific basis; it doesn't mean Quran was wrong.
We still haven't understood those verses well.

16-I'd like to end my reply with some great non-Muslims' point of view on Quran:
Albert Einstein wrote:Quran is not a book of algebra or geometry but is a collection of rules which guides human beings to the right way, the way which the greatest philosophers are unable to decline it.

Will Durant wrote:Religious treatments in Quran contain worldly treatment too and all of its affairs are sent from Allah by
revelation. Quran contains rules such as: good manners, healthiness, marriage, divorce, treatments with children and animals and slaves, commercials, politics, unlawful profit, debt, contracts, recommendations, industrial affairs, wealth, amercements and
punishments and war and peace. Quran creates simple beliefs in simple souls, which are free from bad traditions and worship of idols. Quran has established principles of union discipline and social unity between Muslims.

Napoleon Bonaparte wrote:Quran takes the responsibility of man prosperity alone. I hope it will not be too late that time which I can
unite all the scholars of all the countries together and establish a monotone society based on principles of Quran only which will guide
people to prosperity.

Gandhi wrote:By learning Quran, every body will achieve revelation secrets and religion knowledge. In Quran we don't see anything which allows using obligation to change others religion. This sacred book says in the simplest way: 'there is no obligation in religion.

Dr. Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe(German Poet)[said in 1832] wrote:For long years, priests prevented us understanding Quran realities and greatness of its bringer, but by improvement of sciences this book will take human attention to it and become axis of thoughts.

Lion Tolstue (Russian philosopher) wrote:Quran contains clear realties and tenets and human beings can utilize it generally.

George Bernard Shaw (Irish playwright) wrote:Europe will accept religion and book of Muhammad (PBUH).


And many many more ....

I ask for your pardon if I talked too much, but Quran deserves more. All the things I said have reliable sources, that are given in the text. Again pardon if it's a little too big as a reply!
 I write some URLs to cite my material;

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 101AARocCA
http://www.imamreza.net/eng/imamreza.php?id=5263
http://www.roshd.org/eng/beliefs/index.asp?BEL_CODE=112 [I myself
narrated from here]
https://www.facebook.com/chatislamonlin ... 9781790657
http://taalibdawah.blogspot.com/2013/07 ... quran.html
http://al-quranonline.webs.com/
http://www.halaltec.com/2013/08/04/qura ... ars-quran/
http://www.alimaulah.com/2012/08/holy-q ... uslim.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 434AAKM07u
http://www.religionforums.org/Thread-Qu ... on-Muslims
http://quran-pedia.blogspot.com/2011/07 ... slims.html
http://www.w3journal.org/tag/quran-recitation/page/2/
http://www.abischool.com/docs/newsletter/2013_05.pdf

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Question 20: what is the difference between Islam viewpoint toward human with
other thoughts and viewpoints?

Answer:

In Islamic viewpoint about human being is a two-dimensional being;
physical and spiritual. The spiritual side which is the same as
humanity never dies. And the goal of Islam and Quran teachings is the
happiness (eudemonism) and peace of this dimension.
The human spirit is mentioned several times in the Holy Quran:
And when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created]
soul, then fall down to him in prostration." (Al-Hijr 29)(Surah 16)
The Holy Quran besides referring to the divine spirit of man; declares
it as a dignity and mastery of man over other creatures and also the
reason of angels prostrating him. But unfortunately, other thoughts
has confined human being and his desires to the mortal man. So, today,
the man is deprived of human spiritual delight besides the perfection
following it while Islam has honored both the human dimension and has
a plan for both so that man has benefited from both the material world
and the world of meaning.
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH): “The one is better from among you who does
not lose the life after death for his material life and vice versa and
the one who is not a burden to people. (Nahj-ul-Fasaaha P: 275)
He also mentioned: the world is sweet and verdurous and God has placed
you in it to see what you do. (Nahj-ul-Fasaaha P: 276)

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Question 18: What were the first words God revealed to Prophet Mohammad(PBUH)?

Answer:

The first words of God with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّکَ الَّذِی خَلَقَ

خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ

اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّکَ الْأَکْرَمُ

الَّذِی عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ

عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ یَعْلَمْ

(سوره العلق، آیات 1-5)
Read in the Name of your Lord Who created - He created man from a clot
- Read and your Lord is Most Honorable - Who taught (to write) with
the pen - Taught man what he knew not - (Al-Alagh 1-5) (Surah 96)


After mentioning in these verses the state of creator-hood, divinity,
and creating the best creation in the world, human, God has pointed to
man teaching with pen and the crucial role of knowledge in his life.
Could its reason be anything but the effort of Islam for learning and
thinking?
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) stated: اطلبوا العلم من المهد الی اللحد
Seek knowledge from cradle to grave.
Also, he mentioned: العلم حیاة الاسلام و عماد الایمان .
Knowledge is the life of Islam and the pillars of faith.
(Nahj-ul-Fesaaha P: 418 tradition no. 4107)
The Holy Quran in most of the verses invites man to thinking about
sky, stars, strange events happening among them, the strong order
directing and managing them, and mediating on earth, seas, and
mountain creation, and etc. as well as reflecting on the surprising
creation of plants plus the life order exists among them, and creation
of man himself besides the mysteries behind his body structure.
The holy book, also, calls man to learning physical science,
mathematics, philosophy, literary arts, and finally all the sciences
available to human thought only if their learning is in favor of human
being and prosperity and happiness of their society.
Yes, the Holy Quran invites man to these sciences in case they act as
a guide toward truth and include the true worldview with the
cornerstone of theology within themselves. Otherwise the science which
occupies man by himself and prevents him from learning about truth is
equal to ignorance in Quran lexicon. Prophet Mohammad stated that
there are three things no one (being Muslim or non-Muslim) should
leave:
1. Doing good to parents
2. Fulfilling the promise
3. Faithful to the trust
(Nahj-ul-Fasaaha, page 115)
He also mentioned: The more Muslim is the one among you whose morality is the best and understanding of the religion is deeper.

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By ..............(A non-muslim friend) :

I have a set of scientific questions that I want the Quran to answer.


By Ansaralmahdi :
It's very good that you spent a time to at least ask some questions and if you truly want to know their answers not for testing Quran, God would answers you through it. He would clear your thought through it.
He would clear everything for you. And it's very important that your aim to be for helping the science for the people interests  not for your benefits.
And it's very important you know that there is no helper other than him. As he has said in Surah Repentance , verse 116 :
"God holds control over Skys and Earth. He both grants life and brings death, while you (all) have no patron nor any supporter besides Him"
Quranic verses should be understood firstly through its translation then through its interpretation. Even though it would be understood by yourself, too, if you truly want to know your answers , ask sincerely
from  God to clear it for yourself , open your eyes and be clever then you certainly would get your answers through  it. Of course, there are a lot of scholars who interpreted Quran. I suggest you refer
to Almizan Interpratation of Quran(written by Alameh Syed Mohammad Hussain Tabatabai) to understand the secrete means which is inside the verses. Since Quran is not supposed to show  its treasures to dishonest people.
Please, pay a lot of attention to the deep and mysterious points in the verses of Quran.
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Questions and Quranic Answers:
(Qustions by ...............(The non-muslim friend) and the answers from the Quran provided by Ansaralmahdi)

1-Do the subatomic particles in the Standard Model have supersymmetric partners? Can they be detected by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN?
 (Hood Surah,v. 37) :
"Build the Ark under our eyes and our inspiration. D not preach to me about who have done wrongs they will be drawned"

2-How exactly does the Higgs field generate additional mass?
(Coalition Surah,v. 43) :
"He is the one who accepts prayers from you, as do His angels, to lead you out of darkness into Light, He is Merciful with believers"

3-Why does the universe contain more matter than antimatter?
(The Standard Surah, v. 45-50) :
'Have you not seen how your Lord lenghthens shadows? If He so wished, He would make them stand still. Then We placed the sun as an indicator for them, next We gradually pulled them toward Us. He is the One Who has placed night as a garment for you, and sleep for repose; He makes daytime for rising again. He is the One Who has sent the winds as heralds announcing His mercy. We send pure water down from the sky, so We may bring life to a dead land, and let everythind We have created drink from it, such as livestock and men aplenty. We have spelled it out forthem so they may bear it in mind; yet most men refuse(to do) anything except disbelieve(in it).

4-Can string theories ever be empirically tested? Do they have any validity as a true description of the real world?
(Sheba Surah, v. 48-50) :
"Say: "My Lord, the Knower of unseen things, aims at the truth" .
"Say: "Truth has come, while falsehood neither originates nor does anything over again."

"Say: "If I have strayed, I have only led myself astray, while if I have been guided, then it is because of what my Lord has inspired in me. He is Alert, so Near."

Ansaralmahdi:
These are 4  Quranic answers to your 4  scientific questions. If you got it, tell me so I send you the rest of its answers.  This was the end of what I could send you at the internet. The secrets of Quran are
not supposed to be available for all. I suggest you consult with an Islamic scholar to clear their interprations for you. But please,  if it lightened even a small part of your heart, firstly, ask God to help you in this way and then go and search for a suitable scholar...

An example for science in Quran:

(The Cave Surah, v.94-97)

"They said: "Double Horns, Gog and Magog are ravaging the earth. Shall we pay you tribute on condition that you place a barrier between us and them?" He said: Whatever my Lord has empowered me to do is even better, so help me with some (man)power, I'll place a rampart between you and them. Bring me blocks of iron. When he had leveled off (the space) between both cliffs, he said: "Blow on it", untill when he had built it up into a fire, he said: "Bring me molten brass so I may pour some over it nor were they able to tunnel through it."

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 Define God

by Ansaralmahdi :

Imam Ali(A.S.):Praise is due to God whose worth cannot be described by speakers, whose bounties cannot be counted by calculators and whose claim (to obedience) cannot be satisfied by those who attempt to do so, whom the height of intellectual courage cannot appreciate, and the divings of understanding cannot reach; He for whose description no limit has been laid down, no
eulogy exists, no time is ordained and no duration is fixed.

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by …………(the atheist) :

if all of that is true, then how do you propose to define God? or is this your way of saying God is undefinable? in which case what are we suppose to talk about?

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by Ansaralmahdi :

Yes, I wanted to answer the people who say "define God" as you see in the topics of the religious forum. Of course, God is undefinable. We are supposed to talk about this illogical demand of some people to define God.

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by……………(the atheist) : 

If we have no conception of God then how are we going to talk about God? 

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by Ansaralmahdi :

O.k. That is exactly why I wrote about this meanless topic which some people talked about. Yes, we know that while we don't have any conception of God we shouldn't talk or even think about Him the way to look for a definition for Him. As Imam Ali(A.S.) has said: "........... the divings of understanding cannot reach; He for whose description no limit has been laid down........"

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by …………(the atheist) :

I don't have the patience to do this kind of song and dance with theists - I'm an atheist. I don't have any idea what you are going on about and it sounds like you don't have any idea either. This unfortunately doesn't seem to slow believers down any.

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by Ansaralmahdi :

Quran (Surah Thunder, verse1-5):
"A.L.M.R.- These are verses from th Book, what has been sent down to you by your Lord is the Truth, even thoug most men do not believe so."
God is the One Who has raised up the Heavens without any support you can see.Then He mounted on the Throne and regulated the sun and moon, each runs along on a specific course.He directs the matter, He manifests signs so that you may be convinced about meeting your Lord."

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by …………(the atheist) :

See just as I thought, you can't talk about God but are going to start making all kinds of claim about it, what sense does that make?

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by Ansaralmahdi :

Imam Ali(A.S.):
Whoever said in what is He, held that He is contained; and whoever said on what is He held.
He is not on something else. He is a Being but not through phenomenon of coming into being.
He exists but not from non-existence. He is with everything but not in physical nearness.
He is different from everything but not in physical separation.
He acts but without connotation of movements and instruments. He sees  even when there is none to be looked at from among His creation. He is only One, such that there is none with whom He may keep company or whom He may miss in his absence.

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by …………(the atheist) :

We don't come here to have scripture mindlessly quote to us. If that's all you intend to do, you might move along now and save us both the trouble.

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by Ansaralmahdi :

I gave you through those scriptures the answers of all your even not asked questions which could be in your mind at the near future.
And don't you see the statements that we are replying to each other?
Even though I have got all my thoughts and dialogues from the Holy Quran and Nahjolbalagheh conciousely. But if you read them mindlessly
it's your problem please don't continue it such a way.
A slept man would be awakened but a man who is trying to be slept, would not be awakened.

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The second part of the discussion:

 Ansaralmahdi » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:06 pm wrote:
 I gave you through those scriptures the answers of all your even not
asked questions which could be in your mind at the near future.
And don't you see the statements that we are replying to each other?
Even though I have got all my thoughts and dialogues from the Holy
Quran and Nahjolbalagheh conciousely. But if you read them mindlessly
it's your problem please don't continue it such a way.
A slept man would be awakened but a man who is trying to be slept
would not be awakened.
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By …………….(an atheist)
No you did not answer any of my question, you quoted scripture at me
and made no effort to interpret that scripture so that it was directly
relevant to my questions. Perhaps the verse do answer my questions but
not so I can tell.
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by Ansaralmahdi on February 16th, 2015, 12:05 am
You said that you don't have any conception of God. It's
impossible.All the people have a pure origin. Conception of God is at
all hearts. But it's covered by your insist to believe such the way
you want.
If you think the scriptures need to be interpreted please tell me to
interprate them. I thought they are quiet clear
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By …………….(an atheist)
I have no idea what your conception of God is because you've said you
can't talk about it. I have lots of conceptions of gods and most of
them I share with theists who also don't believe in those ideas
either. I've no idea what a 'pure origin' conception of God is and
concepts are in my brain not my heart. What's covered by what? You
really need to be more specific with you comments remember you aren't
talking to somebody that shares your beliefs, the code and shorthand
doesn't work.
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 by Ansaralmahdi on February 16th, 2015, 8:44 am
I never said that I can't talk about my belief.
I mean propably some hearts are covered for example with jealousity ,
hate, ignorance, and etc. So it doesn't allow them to understand the
reality of so many things. You think that concepts aren't in your
heart. (Heart that we are talking about isn't that which is in our
chest)
They just think they understand many things. It's logically true that
if you don't understand some beliefs you shouldn't say that they are
wrong. You should only say that I don't know anything about it. And
you said it. And you said those concepts are in your brain so your
heart understood that. It means your pure origin understood that.
Athiests heart is covered from understanding the reality(their pure origin).
(The Cow Surah, v. 6-7)

'It is all the same whether you warn those who disbelieve(God) or do
not warn them, they still will not believe: God has sealed off their
hearts and their hearing, while over their sight there hangs a
covering: they will have severe torment."
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By …………….(an atheist)
So it's God's fault (God sealed my heart) but he's going to torment me
for it. I've always thought the Christian God is a nasty piece of work
and as I understand it Islam has the same God.

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 by Ansaralmahdi on February 16th, 2015, 9:26 am
But I said exactly opposite to that since your heart understood that
the concepts are in your brain. So you are not an athiest. So your
heart isn't sealed.
Secoundly, when God says He has sealed off their hearts it's just
because all the power is for him. even though people seal off their
heart by their actions. But since he created all the human beings free
to decide about their life, belief, and etc. so they do what they do.
If they believe the truth, they do it themselves.
(Joseph Surah, v. 52)
"(Joseph said) I do not claim to be innocent myself: one's soul is
prone to (commit) evil, except for anything my Lord shows mercy for.
MY Lord is Forgiving, Merciful."
As you see even Prophet Joseph said that one's soul is prone to commit
evil but we should care of it and ask for Lord's mercy.
I know that you don't believe in God. Just test him and ask for his
mercy sincerely, then you'll see how he will help you. Then you'll see
how your heart, your pure origin would show itself to you. Then you'll
see how the cover of your sight, would fall away.
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By …………….(an atheist)
If there is a God, he knows what it would take for me to believe, no
need for me to do anything (test him? ask for mercy?).
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 by Ansaralmahdi on February 16th, 2015, 10:00 am
See, you shouldn't risk. Since if there is a God , you will lose if
you don't ask him sincerely to guide you.
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By …………….(an atheist)
Pascal's wager is facile. You can't ask all the god' sincerely now can you?

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 by Ansaralmahdi on February 16th, 2015, 11:57 am
He is looking for our sincerity.
(Jonah Surah, v. 99)
"So will you force mankind to become believers? It is not up to any
soul to believe unless it (happens) with God's permission he places a
blight on those who do not use their reason. Say: look at
whatever(exists) in Heaven and Earth. Signs and warning do not benefit
any people who do not believe"
(The Cow Surah, v. 186)
"Whenever My servants ask you about Me(it means) I am near, I answer
the appeal of the prayerful one whenever he appeals to Me. Let them
respond to Me, and believe in Me so they may be directed."
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By …………….(an atheist)
You miss the point. Which God are we suppose to ask sincerely?

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 by Ansaralmahdi on February 16th, 2015, 1:26 pm
Your answer is in this verse of Quran.
(The Standard Surah, v. 2)

"the One Who holds control over Skys and Earth, Who has not adopted
any son nor has He any associate in control. He has created everything
and measured it out precisely."
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By …………….(an atheist)
That doesn't answer my question at all.

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 by Ansaralmahdi on February 16th, 2015, 2:39 pm
'whether you reveal anything or hide it, God is Aware of everything"
(The Coalition Surah, v. 53)
Didn't you say that: Which God are we suppose to ask sincerely?
And is it your answer that: "the One Who holds control over Skys and
Earth, Who has not adopted any son nor has He any associate in
control. He has created everything and measured it out precisely."
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By …………….(an atheist)
Is that supposed to be telling me something specific because it comes
across as a description that could apply to almost every god I've
heard of. It is extremely vague.
And how do you know that is what God is/does?
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by Ansaralmahdi
(The Ants Surah, v. 90-91)
' i have only been ordered to serve the Lord of this region which He
has hallowed. He possesses everything. I have been ordered to be a
Muslim, and to recite the Quran. Anyone whi is guided, will be guided
only for his own sake, while tell anyone who strays away: "I am merely
a warner." Say: "Praise be to God! He will show you His signs so you
may recognize them. Your Lord is not overlooking anything you do!"
So look for his signs. I believe you'll see them soon.
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By …………….(an atheist)
Signs won't be enough and I'm kind of dense also but if there is a
god, it knows what would be as I said earlier.
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by Ansaralmahdi
(Loghman Surah, v. 20)
‘Do you not see how God has harnessed whatever is in Skies and
whatever is on Earth for you? He has lavished His favour on you both
publicly and privately. Yet some men will still argue about God
without having any knowledge or guidance, nor any enlightening Book!
Whenever they are told: “ Follow whatever God has sent down,” they
say: “ Rather we follow what we found our forefathers doing.” Even
though Satan has been inviting them to the torment of the Blaze?”

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 Question 19: Why is the Koran introduced as the final Book, and Islam as the final religion? How could the needs of the modern man be achieved through the laws and rules of 1400 years ago?

Answer:

“… the nature made by Allah in which He has made human beings; there is no altering of Allah’s creation…” (The Koran: 30:30)

The Holy Koran has mentioned many matters and discussed lots of issues. It talks about theology and rational knowledge, about Creation and Resurrection, metaphysics, the soul, angles and jinn and Satan. It points to the Earth and other planets, to the history of the past people, the prophets and their followers. Sometimes, it brings proverbs, proofs and reasoning, and sometimes enters the moral issues and explains family rights. Once it talks about the seat of government, social order and rules of war; and puts forward lines for worship, treaties, political and economic issues, and canonizes marriage, inheritance, lawful punishments and so on. In all these cases it introduces the best and most interesting realities to human being; realities which are not falsifiable and cannot be refuted by any one. This is what is not essentially possible for human beings to canonize whether totally or partly. This law must be permanent, perfect and above reproach. Hence we see that a short while after a book on any of theoretical sciences is written, many of its theories get disproved, for the more theoretical sciences are discussed and studied, more truths are discovered and the invalidity of the past theories becomes more obvious.

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A quick note on the History of Islam

The history of Islam concerns the religion of Islam and its adherents, Muslims. "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "one who submits to God". Muslims and their religion have greatly impacted the political, economic, and military history of the Old World, especially the Middle East, where its roots lie. Though it is believed by non-Muslims to have originated in Mecca and Medina, Muslims believe that the religion of Islam has been present since the time of the prophet Adam. Muslims believe that prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, among others, were all Islamic prophets, and they have equal veneration in the Qur'an. The Islamic world expanded to include people of the Islamic civilization, inclusive of non-Muslims living in that civilization.


Ali, the cousin of Muhammad, and the first man to accept his "new" religion, is supposed by the Shia group to be the rightful person to succeed Muhammad. Shias provide various verses from Quran and Hadith(Sayings of the Prophet) to emphasize their rightfulness. Shia means follower, and Shia people claim to be followers of Ali.

However, the larger group, or the Sunnis - followers of Sunnah - named so for considering Sunnah (Prophet's way of life and his quotes) authorative as Quran, believe that Abu Bakr, father in love and one of the believers rightful to succeed Muhammad, as by consensus(Ijmaa).

All of the so-called "feud" started hence between Muslims. Later, Shias were sectioned into many groups, such as Zeydis, Ismaeelies or Sixers, Eighters, Twelvers or so. (This strange naming arises from the number of holy people known as Imams after Muhammad. Eighters believe in Eight Imams, ...)

Sunnis were fractionated into many schools, the major of it's surviving ones being: Hanafi (School of Abu Hanifeh), Maliki (School of Malik), Shafi'ei (School of Muhammad bin Idris, known as Shafi'ei) and Hanbali (School of Ahmad bin Hanbal).

Today, this issue is only discussed by scholars and intellectuals in Muslim world, and other groups of Muslims live peacefully by regarding their different vistae on the matter.

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