Qur'anic Verse

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 3 days ago

This is referring to Qur'an 36:12 and there is some discussion here:

https://www.al-islam.org/ask/what-is-the-full-significance-and-historica...

If the phrase "imam mubeen" is understood to refer to a human Imam, such as Imam 'Ali, there is no reason why it has to refer to a human Imam who is presently living since the souls of humans exist after death, and the Qur'an states that martyrs are alive. Although, of course, it could, and God knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 week ago

This narration is weak and not authentic because of its narrator (Jafar al-Khuza'ee) is unknown and never been authenticated by any of our Ulama. Al-Majlisi in Baharul Anwaar mentioned that this narration is weak.

Al-Kho'ee in Mo'jam Rijal al-Hadeeth stated that the narrator ( Jafar Al-Khzaa'ee is unknown.

'The authentic narrations in all Shia books and many Sunni books stated that this verse was revealed on the Day of Ghadeer. (Al-Kafi 1:289, and 1:198) 

Many Sunni scholars narrated authentic Hadeeths that this verse was revealed on the Day of Ghadeer e.g.

1.Al-Tabari in his book Al-Wilayah,

2, Ibn Oqdah.

3. Ibn Asaakir.

4. Ibn Mardawayh.

5. Al-Hafidh Abu Na'eem in his book (Maha Nazala Min al-Quran Fi Ali).

6. Al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi in Tareekh Baghdad 8:290 .

7.al-Hafidh al-Sijistani in his book al-Wikayah.

8. Al-Khawarizmi in al-Manaaqib:page 80.

9. al-Hamaweeni al-Hanafi in Faraa'id al-Simtayn  in chapter 12.

No scholar can turn his face away from many authentic narrations and take instead a single weak narration.

Wassalam 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

The question of : where is Quran is not proper if Muslims understand the Quranic order ( Obey Allah, obey the Messenger and your divine leaders)(4:59).

You can ask this person: Where it says in Quran to pray morning prayers in two Rak'ats, Dhuhr in four, Assr in four, Maghrib in three and Isha is four? The answer is: The Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) said that and Quran ordered us to obey him.

The Prophet (SAWA) said in Hadeeth al-Kisaa' which is narrated by many authentic narrators in Sunni and Shia books that Allah has created the universe for love of Ahlul Bayt (AS).

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is permissible, and there would be nothing wrong with this.

And Allah knows best.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 month ago

No one seeks or supplicates for evil, knowing that it is from evil, but many human beings seek and supplicate and try to get something which is in fact bad and evils for them but they do not know that at that time. That is why we read in the next sentence in the same verse : Human being is hasty.
Hasty desires are bad and can lead man to evil with out his knowledge. Man needs to think properly before seeking anything and ponder on the possible sequences. A narration from Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) says: "Distinguish the way which saves you from the way which destroys you, so that you should never seek what can destroy you thinking that is will save you. Allah (SWT) says: Man seeks evil as he seeks good, and the man is hasty." Tafseer Al-Amthal, V. 8, P.418.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 1 month ago

https://muflihun.com/muslim/8/3422

Anyway it is just a single hadith whereas the Quran has been transmitted in a lot of ways, so it is probably just an erroneous hadith and doesn't pose a serious challenge to the authenticity of the Qur'an.

Besides, if someone was going to intentionally lose a part of the Qur'an, one would think it would be about a more controversial subject than how many times a baby should be suckled to be mahram. And it is unlikely that it would be lost accidentally.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Mariah al-Qibtiyyah was one of the wives of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his Holy Progeny). She was the only wife who became pregnant from him after Khadijah (as). She was the mother of Ibrahim, the son of the Prophet (pbuh) who was born in Madina.
 
The Prophet used to love his wife Mariah because she was a very pious believer.
 
According to many Sunni books narrating from Aisha, that Aisha used to feel jealous from Mariah al-Qibtiyyah.
 
Al-Hakim al-Nishapuri in his well known book al-Mustadrak narrated from Aisha that she said that "I felt jealous of Mariah when she got a son from the Prophet (pbuh) and I told the Prophet (pbuh) that this child does not look like you." (vol 4, pages 41, 42)
 
Many other Sunni scholars have narrated the story of the jealously of Aisha and her allegation on Lady Mariah regarding the son of the Prophet (pbuh):
 
·        Sahih Muslim (pages 1069, 1070)
·        Musnad al-Bazzar (vol 2, page 237)
·        Musannaf Abi Asim (vol 615, hadith nos. 3129, 3130)
·        Ma’rifat al-Sahaba by Ibn Mandah (page 972)
·        Hilyat al-Awliya by Abi Na'eem al-Asfahani (vol 3, pages 177, 178)
·        Tabarani in al-Mu'jam al-Awsat (vol 4, pages 89, 90)
·        Al-Haythami in Majma al-Zawa'id (vol 9, page 161)
 
All these Sunni books and many other books narrated that Aisha out of the jealousy against Mariah put allegations on her.
 
No doubt you find in many Sunni books when they mention the verse of the 'Ifk' which is the dangerous lie, they claim that Aisha was the accused wife, but the narration which they mention has many objections even among many Sunni scholars which means that the narration claiming that Aisha was the accused is not authentic at all.
 
Maraih was the real victim of this allegation but Allah (swt) removed that allegation from her. Jibrael came down and told the Prophet (SAWA), "Ya aba Ibrahim" (Oh father of Ibrahim). Because Aisha claimed that the child Ibrahim does not look like the Prophet (SAWA) and she told her people to say the same but Jibrael came and told the prophet "Oh father of Ibrahim" which refuted the allegation against Mariah.
Wassalam.
 

Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

The story of Seyidah Māriyah bint Shamʿūn al-Qibtiyah مارية القبطية or Maria the Copt, is indeed a very sad story. 

She was a maid that belonged to the Chief of Alexander in Egypt who gave her to the Prophet (s.a.w.) along with many other gifts. She converted to Islam, and the Prophet (s.a.w.) married her, and loved her very much. It is also mentioned that she was beautiful.

She was the only wife, after Seyidah Khadijah (r.a.) who had a child from the Prophet (s.a.w.), by the name of Ibrahim, who passed away while still an infant (1 year and 10 months old). 

Seyidah Māriyah went through many difficulties during her marriage, facing a lot of pressure from the other wives. She was noble, polite, committed to Islam, loyal to the Prophet's message, gave birth to the Prophet's child, and was also beautiful.

None of these qualities resonated with some of the other wives of the Prophet (s.a.w.). 

One of the wives of the Prophet (s.a.w.), 'Aishah hated Māriyah and made that very clear. 'Aishah had said herself that she has never been jealous of anyone else as much as her jealousy towards Māriyah.

Unfortunately, Māriyah was accused of the most wicked of things, by some of the wives of the Prophet (s.a.w.), saying that Ibrahim was not his, but rather someone else. This is why it has been said that the verses related to the event of al-Ifk (al-Nur, 11, al-Hujurat, 6) descended in the Quran.

There has also been so much negative propaganda against her, because of her devotion to the beloved Prophet (s.a.w.). This was spread by the Hypocrites and unfortunately some of the wives of the Prophet (s.a.w.).

An example for this is downsizing her noble status, like saying she was the Prophet's concubine, and not his "wife", and so on.

I would highly recommend that you read the various (Sunni) historical sources that mention these things. It is our incumbant shar'i and moral duty to defend the honour of the noble wives of the Prophet (s.a.w.), and correct our information about them and not be misguided.

Alhamdulillah, some Sunni Muslims are realising the truth and are defending Seyidah Māriyah, and trying to refute the accusations and misconceptions surrounding her. 

She passed away in the year 16 AH, and was buried in Jannatul-Baqi', in Medinah al-Munawarrah. May Allah bless her and be pleased with her.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 2 months ago

It is narrated by Shaikh Al-Saqouq in his book Al-Khisaal that Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq said: I wonder from a person who is in distress, how he does not recite LAA ELAAHA ELLA ANTA SUBHAHAANAK INNI KUNTO MINALDHAALIMEEN, as I heard Allah saying after it: Then We responded to him and saved him from distress and this is how We save the believers.

This means that reciting this verse لا إله إلا أتت سبحانك إني كنت من الظالمينremoves distress.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 2 months ago

Qur'an 3:184: But if they reject you, so indeed were rejected before you messengers who came with clear arguments (al-bayyinat) and scriptures (al-zubur) and the illuminating book (al-kitab al-munir).

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Bayyinat is said to refer to the signs accompanying or miracles performed by the ancient prophets. It could also refer to their logical arguments.

"Scriptures and the illuminating book" is said to refer to the scriptures and/or religious laws and ordinances transmitted by the ancient prophets. For instance, Tafsir al-Mizan gives as examples the scriptures of Noah and Abraham, and the Torah and Injil. Some exegetes have specific views about which scriptures may be referred to by which phrase and others simply take it as an overarching phrase to refer to ancient scriptures. 

("Zubur" can refer to any scriptures not just the Psalms.)

This interpretation may be due to the fact that it is related that section of the Qur'an was revealed when some Jews came and questioned the Prophet. 

Maybe in the phrase "the illuminating book", there is a hint that all the revelation came from a single divine source, rather than the different scriptures being like books written by different people. 

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 months ago

as salam alaikum

The Qur'an says: "Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him but forgive anything else" (4:48). However  many people who were mushrikin became Muslims and Allah forgave all their past sins. One of the interpretations of the above-mentioned verse is that as long as you are associating something with Allah, you won't be able to go back to Him through tawbah while it is possible if you are committing other sins. 

With prayers for your success.

Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Those who insist on Shirk and die with Shirk will not be forgiven, but those who repented and left Shirk will be forgiven.

Millions of people who committed Shirk,then became Muslims, were forgiven.

The Hadeeth says: Believing in Islam cuts off whatever was before it الاسلام يجُبّ٫ ما قبله 

Wassalam.