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  1. A sovereign God question

    I have posted for you four articles of a very important contemporary Islamic scholar. Could you please read them and give your opinion?
  2. Nungali, You have a Nafs as big as Empire States Building. All you can do is think and talk about sex. This is the first stage of Nafs, The inciting nafs (an-nafs al-ʾammārah), (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nafs#The_inciting_nafs_.28an-nafs_al-.CA.BEamm.C4.81rah.29) In its primitive stage the nafs incites us to commit evil: this is the nafs as the lower self, the base instincts So I just feel pity for you. Heavens are good of course, but they are mostly for Sharia and Tariqa levels. In Haqiqa and Marifa levels, we seek out much higher planes. Much higher. Our aim is to be one with God Almighty. If you read Yunus Emre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yunus_Emre) poems, you can see that http://www.yunusemre.gov.tr/index.php/en/poems I have come from the everlasting land; What would I do with this world here that dies? I have revelled in the face of the Friend, Why would I need houris from Paradise? I have sipped, out of the Beloved's hand, The wine of Oneness with its mysteries; I am so full of the scent of the Friend, Why would I need the sweet basil's fragrance? I have abandoned the world, like Jesus, So I journey far and wide through the skies; Having seen the divine face, like Moses, What does it mean to me to be sightless? Like Ishmael, I am to sacrifice My life and soul for God's truth and justice; I have surrendered myself to Thy hands, Why would I need a ram to sacrifice? ---------------------------------------------------- Your love has wrested me away from me, You're the one I need, you're the one I crave. Day and night I burn, gripped by agony, You're the one I need, you're the one I crave. I find no great joy in being alive, If I cease to exist, I would not grieve, The only solace I have is your love, You're the one I need, you're the one I crave. Lovers yearn for you, but your love slays them, At the bottom of the sea it lays them, It has God's images-it displays them; You're the one I need, you're the one I crave. Let me drink the wine of love sip by sip, Like Mecnun, live in the hills in hardship, Day and night, care for you holds me in its grip, You're the one I need, you're the one I crave. Even if, at the end, they make me die And scatter my ashes up to the shy, My pit would break into this outcry: You're the one I need, you're the one I crave. "Yunus Emre the Mystic" is my name, Each passing day fans and rouses my flame, What I desire in both worlds in the same: You're the one I need, you're the one I crave. --------------------------------------------------------- God permeates the whole wide world. Yet His truth is revealed to none. You better seek Him in yourself, You and He aren't apart-you're one. The other world lies beyond sight. Here on earth we must live upright. Exile is torment, pain, and blight. No one comes back once he is gone. Come, let us all be friends for once, Let us make life easy on us, Let us be lovers and loved ones, The earth shall be left to no one. To you, what Yunus says is clear, Its meaning is in your heart's ear: We should all live the good life here, Because nobody will live on. -------------------------------------------------- Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge: Knowledge means to know yourself, heart and soul. If you have failed to understand yourself, Then all of your reading has missed its call. What is the purpose of reading those books? So that Man can know the All-Powerful. If you have read, but failed to understand, Then your efforts are just a barren toil. Don't boast of reading, mastering science Or of all your prayers and obeisance. If you don't identify Man as God, All your learning is of no use at all. The true meaning of the four holy books Is found in the alphabet's first letter. You talk about that first letter, preacher; What is the meaning of that-could you tell? Yunus Emre says to you, pharisee, Make the holy pilgrimage if need be A hundred times-but if you ask me, The visit to a heart is best of all. --------------------------------------------------
  3. Genetic Link between India and ancient Mesopotamia

    You have quoted my words and post them in a thread that I am not active. And you quoted them to evil RongzomFan. I saw the thread coincidentally. You are an unethical guy.
  4. Satanic Temple *UP-DATED*

    I have never thought that I will agree with you on a specific subject. But I do. You are absolutely right. If you read Genesis in Torah or Old Testament, you will see the word "Elohim" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elohim) It means "Gods" in Hebrew. This Elohim is close to concept of God Almighty in Holy Quran, I say close not equal, but close. However, on the following chapters of Torah or Old Testament, you suddenly find Yahweh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh). This Yahweh presents human charactersitics. Yahweh gets angry, Yahweh says "I made a mistake", Yahweh says to Jews, "Go and kill this infidels, make their wives as your slaves" etc. This Yahweh is closely related with Satan. Unfortunately, Torah has been changed by Jews. This change took place much before than 408 BC, the oldest date of Dead Sea Scrolls. So I request from everybody, do not show Dead Sea Scrolls to prove that Torah was not changed. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea_Scrolls)
  5. Zoroaster Created Judeo Christian Religions

    Gentlemen, You are giving some ideas based on other people's opinions. You have no idea about Middle East. Any academic from universities in Turkey, Iran, Egypt will just say that this theory is just BULLSHIT. Do not your waste your time with this theory any more. It is the most absurd thing I have heard in my life about history.
  6. A sovereign God question

    Yes you are right. The reason I gave Pakistan example is just for 3bob as Pakistan is probably the only Muslim country he barely knows. Since Pakistan is a former British colony, they play cricket. But do not worry. For you, I made a search and found Malaysian All Star League Baseball. I hope you like it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_All-Star_League_Baseball (For 3bob, Malaysia is also dominantly Muslim country, do not be surprised.)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malaysia)
  7. A sovereign God question

    Nungali, It has been just 19 days between your two posts. Do you use some narcotic drugs? It is not good for your health. Really. Do not worry. I am not jealous of you having sex with big-titted hippy chicks on the altar. Not at all.
  8. Mopai nei kung, there has to be an equivalent!

    Can Max Christensen send thunder bolts from his hands? Gary J. Clyman does. No joke. It has been approved by a scientific experiment. The best electrical engineering graduate student in this world made a real experiment to prove it with his voltmeter. This is science man, no joke.
  9. A sovereign God question

    http://www.fethullahgulenchair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=409:many-others-awaited-the-prophet-&catid=62:the-messenger-of-god-muhammad&Itemid=216 Many Others Awaited the Prophet WRITTEN BY FETHULLAH GÜLEN Owing to the numerous predictions of his coming, eve-ryone was waiting for Prophet Muhammad. In that dark era of human history, humanity was waiting for one who would destroy unbelief and breathe new life into the world. Judaism and Christianity, being God-revealed religions in origin, had no more to offer. Those who had studied the old books without prejudice, especially the monk Bahira, were waiting for him to come. Many Makkans also were waiting, one of the foremost being Zayd ibn 'Amr, 'Umar ibn al-Khattab's uncle. He had rejected idolatry, led a pure life, and used to address people as follows: "There's no good in the idols you worship. I know of a religion that will soon be taught and spread. It will be proclaimed no later than a few years from now, but I don't know whether I'll live long enough to witness it." According to 'Amr ibn Rabi'a, Zayd gave a detailed description of the expected Prophet: I am expecting a Prophet who is about to come. He will appear among Ishmael's descendants and 'Abd al-Muttalib's grandsons. He is of middle height, neither too tall nor too short. His hair is neither curly nor straight. His name is Ahmad. His birthplace is Makka. His people will force him to leave Makka, and he will emigrate to Yathrib (Madina), where his religion will spread. I have traveled from place to place searching for Abraham's religion. However, all the Jewish and Christian scholars I spoke to advised me to wait for him. He is the Last Prophet; no Prophet will come after him. I may not live long enough to see him, but I have believed in him. At the end of his introduction, Zayd told 'Amr ibn Rabi'a: "If you live long enough to see him, greet him for me." Years passed before Prophet Muhammad declared his Prophethood. 'Amr ibn Rabi'a, having declared his faith to the Prophet, explained what Zayd had told him and conveyed his greetings. Muhammad returned his greetings and added: "I saw Zayd in Paradise, trailing his robes." [1] Among those seeking the truth was Waraqa ibn Nawfal, a Christian scholar and paternal cousin of Khadija, wife of Muhammad. When the first Revelation came to Prophet Muhammad, Khadija told Waraqa what had happened. Waraqa replied: "Muhammad is a truthful man. What he saw is that which occurs at the beginning of Prophethood. The being who came to him is Gabriel, who also came to Moses and Jesus. Muhammad will be a Prophet. If I live long enough to witness his declaration of Prophethood, I will believe in him and support him." [2] One of those seeking the Last Prophet was the Jew 'Abd Allah ibn Salam. The Jews had such confidence in him that they called him "the lord, son of a lord." His greatness equaled that of even the greatest Companions, such as Abu Bakr and 'Umar, and God would consider his testimony to the Qur'an equal to the testimony of a people: Say: "Have you considered? If it be from God, and you do not believe in it, and a witness from among the Children of Israel bears witness to its like, and believes, and you wax proud, God guides not the people of the evildoers." (46:10) This great Companion describes how he found the Prophet: When God's Messenger emigrated to Madina, I went to see him, as did everyone else. He was sitting amidst a group of people when I went in, and saying: "Give food to others and greet them." His speech was so sweet and his face so charming that I said to myself: "I swear by God that one with such a face cannot lie." Without delay I declared my belief in him. [3] The Jews and Christians of that time recognized God's Messenger. As stated in the Qur'an, They recognize him as they recognize their sons (2:146). After his conversion, 'Umar asked 'Abd Allah ibn Salam if he had recognized God's Messenger. "I recognized him," Ibn Salam answered, and added: "I may doubt my children—my wife might have deceived me; but I have no doubt about God's Messenger being the Last Prophet." [4] Although the Jews and Christians recognized him, most envied him and, because of their prejudice and envy, did not believe: When there came to them a Book from God confirming what was with them—and they aforetime prayed for victory over the unbelievers—when there came to them what they recognized, they disbelieved in it; and the curse of God is on the unbelievers. (2:89) After his conversion, 'Abd Allah ibn Salam said to God's Messenger: "O Messenger of God, hide me in a corner and then summon all the Jewish scholars in Madina to ask about me and my father. Their assessment will certainly be positive. Then let me come out to declare my conversion." God's Messenger accepted this suggestion. Ibn Salam hid in a corner and, when the Jewish scholars gathered, God's Messenger asked them what they thought of Ibn Salam and his father. All of them answered: "They are among our noblest and most learned people." Upon this, God's Messenger asked again: "How would you react if he affirms me?" They responded: "It is impossible that he will affirm you!" Ibn Salam then came out and declared his conversion, whereupon the Jewish scholars immediately changed their attitude and retorted: "Ibn Salam is the most wicked among us, and the son of the most wicked." [5] [1] Ibn Kathir, Al-Bidaya, 2:223.[2] Bukhari, Bad'u al-Wahy, 3. [3] Ibn Hanbal, 5:451. [4] Mukhtasar Tafsir Ibn al-Kathir, 1:140. [5] Bukhari, al-Anbiya', Bab Khalq Adam, 2. Prophet Muhammad was one who had been sought for centuries. Salman al-Farisi was one of those seekers. Originally a Magian (a fire worshipper), he had left his native Persia due to his burning desire to find the eternal truth. Before embracing Islam, he worked for several Christian monks, the last of whom advised Salman on his deathbed: Son, there is nobody left to whom I can commend you. But according to what we read in our books, the Last Prophet is about to appear. He will come with the pure creed of Abraham and will appear in the place to which Abraham migrated. Nevertheless, he will emigrate to another place and settle there. There are explicit signs of his Prophethood. For example, he will not eat of charity but will accept gifts, and the seal of Prophethood will be between his shoulders. Now, let Salman narrate the rest of his story: I joined a caravan heading for the place mentioned by the late monk. When we arrived at Wadi al-Qura', they sold me to a Jew as a slave. When I saw gardens of date palms, I thought the Prophet would emigrate to this place. While I was working there, another Jew from the Banu Qurayza bought me and took me to Madina. I began working in his datepalm garden. There was no news yet of God's Messenger. However, one day I was harvesting dates when a cousin of my Jewish owner came up hurriedly. He said in great anger: "Damn itl! The people are flocking to Quba. A man from Makka, who claims Prophethood, has come. They think he's a real Prophet." I began to tremble with excitement. I climbed down from the tree and asked: "What are you talking about?" My owner saw my excitement and slapped my face with the back of his hand, saying: "It doesn't concern you, mind your own business!" On the same day, as the sun set, I went to him in Quba and gave him as alms the food I had brought with me. God's Mes-senger did not touch it, but said to those around him: "Help yourself to this." I told myself: "This is the first sign." On another occasion I gave him something as a gift. He accepted it and ate it with his Companions. "This is the second sign," I told myself. Once, I attended the funeral for a deceased Companion. I came close to God's Messenger in the cemetery. After greeting him, I stood behind him in the hope of seeing the Seal of Prophethood. His shoulders were bare, and the seal was just as the monk had described it. I couldn't help kissing it in tears, after which I told him my story. He was very pleased and wanted his Companions to hear my story. [6] People who sincerely sought him found him. Whoever seeks him will find him, whereas those who remain obstinant and ruled by their evil-commanding selves will drown in unbelief and hypocrisy. Mughira ibn Shu'ba narrates: One day I was with Abu Jahl in Makka. God's Messenger came over and invited us to accept Islam. Abu Jahl rebuked him, saying: "If you are doing this so that we will testify be-fore God in the other world that you performed your mission of Prophethood, we will do it. Leave us then, O man, to ourselves!" When God's Messenger left us, I asked Abu Jahl if he admitted Muhammad's Prophethood. He said that he did, and then added: "I know he is truly a Prophet. Nevertheless, we compete with the Hashimites in everything. They have been boasting of providing food and water to the pilgrims. Now if they begin to boast of having a Prophet, I won't be able to en-dure it at all." [7] This is typical of the thoughts cherished by the Abu Jahls of the past and the present. Intelligent people who are not prejudiced and whose willpower is not paralyzed cannot help but believe in Islam and God's Messenger. In this respect, God says to His holy Messenger: We know well that their talk grieves you; in truth they deny not you, but it is the signs of God that the evildoers condemn (6:33). How could they accuse him of lying, for he was known by everybody as al-Amin (the truthful one)? The testimony of one of his bitterest enemies, 'Utba ibn Abi Rabi'a, proves that even his enemies admitted his truthfulness. The Qurayshi leaders met to discuss how to prevent the spread of Islam. They decided to send 'Utba to God's Messenger. 'Utba went with the hope of persuading him to stop. He asked: "Who is better, O Muhammad, you or your father?" God's Messenger did not answer, probably because silence is the best answer to such an absurd question. 'Utba continued: "If your father was better than you, he cannot have been following the religion you are now preaching. If, by contrast, you are better than your father, then I am ready to listen to what you have to say." God's Messenger inquired: "Is that all you intend to say?" 'Utba said that it was, and fell silent. Then, God's Messenger knelt and began reciting from Sura al-Fussilat. By the time he reached: But if they turn away, then "I warn you of a thunderbolt [as fell in times past upon the tribes] of 'Ad and Thamud" (41:13), 'Utba was trembling as if caught by fever. He had to put his hand on the lips of God's Messenger and said: "Please stop, for the sake of the God in whom you believe!" 'Utba returned home bewildered. The Qurayshi leaders were waiting for him anxiously. Fearing that 'Utba might have accepted Islam, Abu Jahl knocked at his door and, when admitted, angered 'Utba by saying: "I heard Muhammad treated you very generously and feasted you, and in return you believed in him. This is what the people are saying." Angrily, "Utba replied: "You know I don't need his feating. I am richer than all of you. But his words shook me. They weren't poetry, nor did they resemble those of a soothsayer. I don't know how I should respond. He's a truthful person. While I was listening to his recitation, I feared that what happened to 'Ad and Thamud might happen to us." [8] They had been expecting a Prophet for a long time. Everybody knew al-Amin's character, and no one had ever heard him lie. They were charmed by his personality and the Qur'an's eloquence, but yet could not overcome their pride and arrogance, or the envy and rivalry, and proclaim their belief. Nor could they bring their habits and lifestyle into accord with his Message. Is this not true of all those who, knowing the truth, persist in unbelief? [6] Ibn Hisham, Sira, 1:228–34.[7] Kanz al-'Ummal, 14:39-40; Ibn Kathir, 3:83. [8] Ibn Kathir, 3:80-81; Ibn Hisham, 1:313.
  10. A sovereign God question

    Another article of Mr. Fethullah Gulen about "Torah and The Psalms" http://www.fethullahgulenchair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=411:the-torah-and-the-psalms-&catid=62:the-messenger-of-god-muhammad&Itemid=216 The Torah and the Psalms WRITTEN BY FETHULLAH GÜLEN A Companion once asked God's Messenger to talk about himself. The Messenger remarked: "I am the one for whose coming Abraham prayed and of whom Jesus gave glad tidings." [1] This alludes to the following Qur'anic verses: (Abraham prayed): "Our Lord, raise up in their midst a Messenger from among them who shall recite unto them Your signs, and teach them the Book and Wisdom, and purify them. Verily you are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (2:129) When Jesus, son of Mary, said: "O children of Israel! I am indeed a Messenger of God to you, confirming that which was [revealed] before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a Messenger who shall come after me, whose name is Ahmad [the Praised One]." (61:6) The Messenger of God was expected. All preceding Prophets spoke of and predicted his coming. The Qur'an (3:81) specifically states that God made a covenant with the Prophets that they would believe in and help the Messenger who would come after them and confirm the Message that they brought. [2] Although subjected to distortion and alteration, the current versions of the Torah, the Gospel, and the Psalms still contain verses alluding to Prophet Muhammad. The late Husayn Jisri found 114 such allusions and quoted them in his Risala al-Hamidiya. We cite a few examples here, beginning with: The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran (Deuteronomy 33:2). This refers to the Prophethood of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, respectively. Sinai is where Prophet Moses spoke to God and received the Torah. Seir, a place in Palestine, is where Prophet Jesus received Divine Revelation. Paran is where God manifested Himself to humanity for the last time through His Revelation to Prophet Muhammad. Paran is a mountain range in Makka. It is mentioned in the Torah (Genesis 21:19–21) as the desert area where Hagar was left by her husband Abraham to live with her son Ishmael. The Zamzam well also is located there. As stated in the Qur'an (14:35–37), Abraham left Hagar and Ishmael in the valley of Makka, which was then an uninhabited place between the mountain ranges of Paran. It is because of such explicit predictions in the Torah that the Jews were expecting the Last Prophet and knew that he would appear in Makka. The verse of Deuteronomy, according to the Arabic version published in London in 1944, continues: He came with myriads of holy ones; in his right hand was an axe of fire with two edges. This verse refers to the promised Prophet, who would have numerous Companions of the highest degree of sainthood and would be allowed—even ordered—to fight his enemies. The following verses also promise his coming of: The Lord said to me [Moses]: "What they say is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you among their brothers; I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to My words that the Prophet speaks in My name, I will Myself call him to account." (Deuteronomy 18:17–19) It is clear from these verses that a Prophet like you among their brothers means a Prophet from Ishmael's line, for Ishmael is the brother of Isaac, the forefather of the Children of Israel. The only Prophet who came after Moses and resembled him in many ways (e.g., bringing a new law and waging war against his enemies) is Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an points to the same fact: We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness over you, even as we sent to Pharaoh a Messenger (73:15). 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr, an ascetic warned by the Prophet not to neglect sleeping with his wife and to fast only on alternate days, is reported to have said: "It was common knowledge to the communities of previous religions that God would send a Prophet to humanity as a bearer of good tidings and a warner. I personally read in the Torah these verses about him: We have sent you, O Prophet, to humanity as a bearer of good tidings and a warner, and as a support and refuge for the common folk. You are My servant and Messenger. I have called you Mutawakkil [the one who puts his trust in God]. He is not one rude, repelling and angry, and shouting in the streets. He does not repel evil with evil; instead, he excuses and forgives. God will not make him die before He guides through him the deviating nation to the right path by declaring there is no deity but God." [3] This report was confirmed by 'Abd Allah ibn Salam and Ka'b al-Akhbar, the most learned scholars of the Jewish community at the time of the Prophet. They later converted to Islam. We also read about Muhammad in the Psalms of David: He will rule from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the Earth. The desert tribes will bow before him, and his enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarsish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present gifts to him. All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him, for he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy, and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight. Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given to him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long. Let corn abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. May his name endure for ever; may it continue as long as the sun. All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed. (Psalms 72:8–17) [1] Muttaqi al-Hindi, Kanz al-'Ummal, 11:384.[2] Behold, Allah took the Covenant of the Prophets, saying: "I give you a Book and Wisdom. Then a Messenger comes to you, confirming what is with you. Believe in him and help him. Allah asked: "Do you agree, and take this Covenant as binding?" They replied: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses." [3] Bukhari, Buyu', 50; Ibn Hanbal, 2:174.
  11. A sovereign God question

    Another article of Mr. Fethullah Gulen about Gospels. http://www.fethullahgulenchair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=410:the-gospels-&catid=62:the-messenger-of-god-muhammad&Itemid=216 The GospelsWRITTEN BY FETHULLAH GÜLEN More emphatically and frequently than any other Prophet, Prophet Jesus gave good tidings of Muhammad. In the Gospel of John, Jesus promises his arrival using several names: But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Paraklit will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment (John, 16:7-8). In these verses, Prophet Muhammad is referred to as the Paraklit. This Greek word means "the Distinguisher between Truth and Falsehood." Christian interpreters have given it various meanings, such as Counselor (Gideons International), Helper (American Bible Society), or Comforter (the Company of the Holy Bible), and claim that it refers to the Holy Spirit. However, they have never been able to establish whether the Holy Spirit came down after Jesus and did what Jesus said it would do. If, according to Christians, the Holy Spirit is Archangel Gabriel, he came many times to Prophet Muhammad to bring Divine Revelations. Further, Jesus mentioned and predicted the Paraklit with other names but the same function, as seen below: When Paraklit comes—the Spirit of truth—who comes from the Father, he will testify about me. (John 15:26) I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking what is mine and making it known to you. (John 16:12–14) I will not speak with you much longer, for the Prince of this world is coming. And I posses nothing of him. (John 14:30) Who has come after Jesus other than Prophet Muhammad, as the Comforter who has comforted human beings against their fear of death, worries of the future, and spiritual ailments? As the Helper, who has helped humanity attain real peace and happiness in both worlds? As the Prince of the world, who has ruled almost half the world for fourteen centuries and has become the beloved of billions? As the Spirit of truth, who has testified to Jesus, brought glory to him by declaring his Prophethood against the Jews' denial and the Christians' false deification, and restoring his religion to its pristine purity through the Book revealed to him? What shortcomings do Western Christians attribute to Prophet Muhammad, in contrast to Jesus and other Prophets, that, while almost all Middle Eastern Christians believed in him and became Muslim within a few decades of his death, they persist in denying him? Mawlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, a great Sufi saint, expresses in the following stanza the good tidings of Prophet Muhammad found in the Gospel: In the Gospel Mustafa is mentioned with his attributes. In him is the mystery of all the Prophets; he is the bringer of happiness. The Gospel mentions him with his external form and features, and also with his personal virtues and Prophetic qualities. The Old and New Testaments, despite the questionable authenticity of their current versions, still contain references to Prophet Muhammad. We have quoted some of these. If, one day, the original copies or the least altered copies of the Torah and the Gospel are discovered, they will contain explicit references to the last Messenger. This may be deduced from the Traditions that say Christianity will be purified of its borrowed elements.
  12. A sovereign God question

    Baseball bats can be purchased in sports stores in Turkey. The price is 27,90 TRY (12,86 USD) http://www.decathlon.com.tr/Big-Hit-Beyzbol-Sopasi,PR-27116.html So I did not lie as you tried to mention. So you learnt about Taqiyya? Glad to hear that you stopped watching MTV. But you should try harder. There is a place called "library" Go and read some books there. You know what a book is, right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taqiyya#Examples In 16th century Spain, following the end of the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula in 1492, Muslims and Jews were persecuted by the Catholic Monarchs and forced to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. The principle of taqiyya became very important for Muslims during the Inquisition in sixteenth century Spain, as it allowed them to convert to Christianity while remaining crypto-Muslims, practicing Islam in secret. In 1504, Ubayd Allah al-Wahrani, a Maliki mufti in Oran, issued a fatwā allowing Muslims to make extensive use of taqiyya in order to maintain their faith.[2][25][26][27] This is seen as an exceptional case, since Islamic law prohibits conversion except in cases of mortal danger, and even then requires recantation as quickly as possible,[28] and al-Wahrani's reasoning diverged from that of the majority of earlier Maliki Faqīhs.[27] The Spanish Inquisition ordered every Jew and Muslim to be killed if they kept their faith after invading Spain in 1492. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra_Decree The Alhambra Decree (also known as the Edict of Expulsion) was an edict issued on 31 March 1492 by the joint Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon) ordering the expulsion of Jews from the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon (but not from the Kingdom of Navarre) and its territories and possessions by 31 July of that year.[1] The edict was formally revoked on 16 December 1968,[2] following the Second Vatican Council. The Jews of Spain emigrated to Istanbul, Ottoman Empire as Sultan Bayezid II invited and accepted them saving from certain death. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_the_Ottoman_Empire#Influx_of_Sephardi_Jews_from_Iberia) How nice, isn't it Brian, the Christian "tolerance" against Jews and Muslims? It still continues today even in this forum. The edict was revoked in 1968! So did you learn the true meaning of Taqiyya now?
  13. A sovereign God question

    What is your source of information about those areas that do not allow to play baseball. Marvel Comics? They play Cricket in Pakistan due to British Colonialism, do you remember Pakistan, the country you have read in the book? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_in_Pakistan
  14. A sovereign God question

    Chegg is not a Pagan like you having sex in front of altar in his house. Chegg does not insult martial arts that he does not understand like you. Chegg does not produce bullshit theories about history of religions like you. Chegg does not try to make meditation in the graveyards irritating the earth bound spirits of that graveyard like you. Chegg does not say he has a not existing Sufi teacher like you. So do not insult Chegg.
  15. A sovereign God question

    Chegg, I found an article of Mr. Fethullah Gulen, a great religious leader of Islam in English. I think his reply is better than mine for your post: http://www.fethullahgulenchair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=245:prophet-muhammad-in-the-bible-&catid=60:essentials-of-the-islamic-faith&Itemid=215 Prophet Muhammad in the Bible WRITTEN BY FETHULLAH GÜLEN Almost all previous Prophets predicted Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings. Despite the distortions suffered by the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospels, we find indications of his coming. For example, the Torah promises the coming of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings: The Lord said to me [Moses]: "What they say is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you among their brothers; I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to My words that the Prophet speaks in My Name, I will Myself call him to account." (Deuteronomy 18:17–19) The phrase: a Prophet like you among their brothers clearly refers to a Prophet from the line of Ishmael, the brother of Isaac, who is the forefather of Moses' people (the Children of Israel). The only Prophet who came from this line after Moses and resembled him in many ways (e.g., bringing a new law and waging war on his enemies), is Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings. Also, Deuteronomy 34:10 clearly states that no Prophet like Moses ever appeared among the Israelites: "[With respect to his virtues and awesome deeds,] a Prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knows face to face, no longer appeared among Israel."[1] The Qur'an points to the same fact: We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness over you, even as We sent to Pharaoh a Messenger (73:15). The sentence: I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him, in the above Biblical verse, means that the promised Prophet will be unlettered and speak whatever is revealed to him. God states this in the Qur'an: He does not speak out of [his own] desire. It is but a Revelation revealed (53:3–4). The following verse, The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran (Deuteronomy, 33:2), refers to the Prophethood of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, respectively, upon them be peace. Prophet Moses spoke to God and received the Torah at Sinai; Prophet Jesus received Divine Revelation at Seir, a place in Palestine; and God manifested Himself to humanity for the last time through His Revelation to Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, at Paran, a mountain range near Makka. The Torah mentions (Genesis 21:21) Paran as the desert area where Prophet Abraham, upon him be peace, left Hagar and their son Ishmael. The Zamzam well also is located there. As stated explicitly in the Qur'an (14:35–37), Abraham left them in the valley of Makka, at that time an uninhabited place within Paran's mountain ranges. The verse in Deuteronomy, according to the Arabic version published in London (1944) and the Ottoman Turkish version (Istanbul: 1885), continues: He came with myriads of holy ones; in his right hand appeared to them the fire of the Shari'a. This verse refers to the promised Prophet, Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, who would have numerous Companions of the highest degree of sainthood. The fire of the Shari'a alludes to the fact that he would be allowed, even ordered, to fight his enemies. In the Gospel of Matthew, we come across an interesting verse in which Jesus said: Have you never read in the Scriptures: "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." (Matthew 21:42–44) This capstone cannot be Prophet Jesus, for the verses refer to crushing victories won by the "capstone's" followers. No people were ever crushed because they resisted Christianity. Christianity spread in the Roman Empire only after it underwent some changes and was reconciled with Roman religion(s). Western dominion of the world came via scientific thought's triumph over the Medieval Church, and took the form of ruthless colonialism. Islam, on the other hand, ruled almost half of the Old World for centuries. Its original purity was never diluted, its enemies were defeated many times, and it successfully defended itself against Christianity. Currently, Islam is once again rising as a pure, authentic religion, way of life, and hope for human salvation. Moreover, Prophet Jesus himself alludes to this by stating that the kingdom of God will be taken away from his followers and given to a people who will produce its fruit, as seen above. Moreover, in a telling detail recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim, Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, describes himself as the "capstone," thereby completing the building of Prophethood. Another reference to the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, is found in the Gospel of John: Who is "the Paraklit, the Spirit of Truth," referred to by Jesus in the following verse: But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Paraklit will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 16:7-8) In these verses, Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, is referred to as Paraklit, a Greek word meaning "the Distinguisher between Truth and Falsehood." Christian interpreters have given this word different meanings, such as "Counselor" (Gideon's International), "Helper" (American Bible Society), or "Comforter" (The Company of the Holy Bible), and claimed that it refers to the Holy Spirit. But they have never been able to establish whether the Holy Spirit came and did what Jesus foretold it would do. If, according to Christians, the Holy Spirit is Archangel Gabriel, he came many times to Prophet Muhammad to bring Divine Revelation. Further, Jesus mentioned and predicted the Paraklit with various names, but always with the same function, as seen in the following verses: When the Paraklit comes—the Spirit of Truth—who comes from the Father, he will testify about me. (John 15:26) I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking what is mine and making it known to you (John 16:12–14) These are only a few of the Bible's allusions to Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings. The late Hussayn Jisri found 114 such allusions and quoted them in his Risala al-Hamidiya. [1] Taken from the Turkish translation of the Bible, published in Istanbul in 1885.