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by Thai
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Islam set to be dominant religion in France
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: Islam set to be dominant religion in France

I have heard that christianity is going head to head in conversions in Africa and there are active conversions in some parts of Asia---like China
by Thai
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: The Jew the Christians Hater.
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: The Jew the Christians Hater.

@feelgud I think the Quran is brilliant in its observation of the relation between the nature of humans and their actions. The Pagan Meccans were fighting the Muslims because their economy was threatened---they did not want to let go of the wealth and identity created by the trade and pilgrimage. It...
by Thai
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: The lighter side
Topic: How The jews Got Ten Commandments. (Humour).
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: How The jews Got Ten Commandments. (Humour).

actually, the Jews have 613 commandments---the Christians threw out most of them except 10 :D
by Thai
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: The Jew the Christians Hater.
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: The Jew the Christians Hater.

from my understanding---some Jews would not have any problem considering Jesus Christ(pbuh) as a Rabbi (rebel rabbi)---they object to the concept of him as a mesiah, as son of God, and as God --- as it goes against their "Shema" (Shema---belief in One God----sort of like Tawheed) Likewise---some Jew...
by Thai
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: The Jew the Christians Hater.
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: The Jew the Christians Hater.

@feelgud Christian zionism---there are many ideas about the 2nd comming---christianity is very diverse---there are different combinations of "millenialism". Each Christian sect seems to have their own interpretation ---the one I described is mostly from the Evangelical sect---many of whom are Christ...
by Thai
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: The lighter side
Topic: Saying it in black and white
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Saying it in black and white

is it a case of "old is gold", grass is greener on the other side...? perhaps we we no longer have photographs but holograms----then we would probably talk of the good old days of the photograph.... :D . But I do agree that black and white has impact.
by Thai
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: The Good Samaritan From Afghanistan.
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: The Good Samaritan From Afghanistan.

goes to show that even one person can make a difference
by Thai
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Who Is Rupert Murdoch ?
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Who Is Rupert Murdoch ?

that's simplistic.....I think a lot of factors played a part in creating the circumstances we are in today.
by Thai
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Govts. Around The World ADMIT They Carry False Flag Terror
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Govts. Around The World ADMIT They Carry False Flag Terr

The trouble with people like John Yoo is that they have lost their moral compass---if they ever had one----evil is the norm. Wiki explains the term "Banality of evil"---which I think applies today..... Banality of evil is a phrase coined by Hannah Arendt and incorporated in the title of her 1963 wor...
by Thai
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Govts. Around The World ADMIT They Carry False Flag Terror
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Govts. Around The World ADMIT They Carry False Flag Terr

that the U.S. is a souless moral degenerate is a given.....but where is the soul in our Umah? I was watching an interview of Chalmers Johnson (who has written several books) and he mentioned that in the CIA renditions---the "go-to" country for torturing a captive was Jordan and the "go-to" country f...
by Thai
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: This Man
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: This Man

interesting analysis.....

Surah 16 verse 96
"What is with you must vanish, what is with God will endure and we will certainly bestowe on those who patiently perservere, their reward according to the best of their actions."

God is the only enduring reality---everything else is transient......
by Thai
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: The Jew the Christians Hater.
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: The Jew the Christians Hater.

:D thanks
by Thai
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Human Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Human Suffering

so why does God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful....not stop us from doing such harm? ---because God gifted us with free-will, intelligence, and an inherent predisposition to goodness. It is upto us to use these gifts for the benefit of all of God's creations. For God to take away our free...
by Thai
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Here and Now
Topic: Human Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Human Suffering

We cannot begin to answer the question without exploring the cause of suffering----and the main cause is humans. "Sufferring" can be caused by natural disasters/laws of nature or by the actions of man. Natural laws can create suffering in the form of earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, droughts etc, but ...
by Thai
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: The Jew the Christians Hater.
Replies: 35
Views: 4943

Re: The Jew the Christians Hater.

this article may not be correct....? ....as far as I know....Christians do not have any great love for Jews or Isreal----they simply believe that Jesus' secound comming will only happen when the Jews regain Israel and then Jesus will destroy all Jews......etc.....so Christian Zionism is about making...
by Thai
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: Heaven and Hell

Heaven/Paradise
See surah 55 (in particular verses 46 and 62)

Question 1---How many Paradise are there?
Question 2---Do humans share Paradise with Jinn as they share Hell with Jinn?
by Thai
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: Heaven and Hell

feelgud---Thanks for an informative post do you or anyone have opinions about this------Surah 15, verses 43-44 43. And surely hell is the promised abode for them all 44. To it are 7 gates: for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners) assigned (apparently, the word "seven" can also mean ...
by Thai
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the Wife
Replies: 75
Views: 3232

Re: Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the W

It is also my understanding that the name "Eve" is not mentioned in the Quran at all........
by Thai
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the Wife
Replies: 75
Views: 3232

Re: Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the W

"Adam (as) was the first human created. That doesn't mean he was the only one created. " Interesting point, I could agree with it...... In Aramaic, "Adamah" means "People of the soil". In Jewish Apocrypha, (Prophet) Adam (pbuh) may have had a wife before "Eve" called Liluth. (accounts of this are a ...
by Thai
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

Jews It is fascinating how the Quran uses words. From my (scant) understanding, the Jewish people (or the "Hebrews") were tribes. they were organized into 12 tribes and their leaders were a preistly class called the Levites (?). Later, these tribes became a Kingdom (under King Saul, 1020 BCE), the K...
by Thai
Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the Wife
Replies: 75
Views: 3232

Re: Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the W

Quran If you are going to read Quran, Muhammed Asad is on the net and comes with tafsir. Yusuf Ali is also good and comes with tafsir too. Tafsir helps put the verses in context and adds depth. Toshihiko Isutzu has written about Quranic concepts, his works are interesting---particularly relating to ...
by Thai
Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

Jew bashing in Quran To those of us not familiar with Judaism, it appears that Surah 2 might be harsh on the Jews. But to a Jewish person who is familiar with his own scriptures---this is something that they would have encountered in their own teachings. The rituals of Judaism are meant as a "rememb...
by Thai
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

@ GM There is also---what some call---the "unholy alliance" between Zionism and Evangelical Christians----they have some crazy apocalyptic eschatology that claims Jesus(pbuh) will come and they will be transported to heaven ("raptured")----there is much support among these Christians for Zionism bec...
by Thai
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

@Aarif Iblisi Logic----- In Islam, the pursuit of happiness is not forbidden----It is not so much that we must annihilate the ego, rather, we must balance it in order to achieve harmony. Therefore, a reasonable amount of comforts and pleasures are part of our existence and should be considered bless...
by Thai
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

@ human, anajmi I hope you don't mind if I join in the conversation When questions are asked of Muslims by those who do not know Islam, it is wise to examine closely the assumptions on which these questions are based because most often---these assumptions are "myth". Much of the "Trouble" we see tod...
by Thai
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

Iblisi Logic = I deserve more "X" beause I am better.......
X = power, respect, money, luxury, access to resources....etc

The truth is that we deserve only that which God wills/Trusts in our care.......
by Thai
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

People do not fail religion---It is religion that fails people-----there may be comfort in such a thought. It is so much more pleasant to evade responsibility by taking the "blame" away from "self" and putting it onto something else--either "the other" or "religion" or God or what have you..... @ Hu...
by Thai
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

sorry about typo---it should read verses 7,8
by Thai
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

(Previously posted by feelgud.....) 1By the sun and its rising brightness 2 and by the moon as it follows it, 3 and by the day as it reveals its glory 4 and by the night when it draws a veil over it, 5 by the sky and how He built it 6 and by the earth and how He spread it, 7 by the soul and how He f...
by Thai
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What is the purpose of religion?
Replies: 134
Views: 6211

Re: What is the purpose of religion?

sorry, I was inturrupted......lost my train of thought, so let me start fresh...... Religion and its relevance I have tried to understand Christianity....and no matter how creatively a Christian tries to explain their doctrine, I have consistently failed to understand it . Yet, there are Christians ...