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101 Clear Contradictions In The Bible

Posted in Dawah Toolkit with tags , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

By Shabir Ally

1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel?

  • God did (2 Samuel 24: 1)
  • Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1)

2. In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel?

  • Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)
  • One million, one hundred thousand (I Chronicles 21:5)

3. How many fighting men were found in Judah?

  • Five hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)
  • Four hundred and seventy thousand (I Chronicles 21:5)

4. God sent his prophet to threaten David with how many years of famine?

  • Seven (2 Samuel 24:13)
  • Three (I Chronicles 21:12)

5. How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem?

  • Twenty-two (2 Kings 8:26)
  • Forty-two (2 Chronicles 22:2)

6. How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Jerusalem?

  • Eighteen (2 Kings 24:8)
  • Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9)

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The Importance Of Intentions

Posted in Miscellaneous, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Abdullah ibn Mubarak Is reported to have said;

‘Many a big deed becomes small due to its intention, & many a small deed becomes big due to its intention.’

The Best Thing After Iman And The Worst Thing After Kufr [Women]

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with him – once addressed the people and said:

No man can have anything better after faith (îmân) than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing. And no man can have anything worse after unbelief (kufr) than a sharp-tongued woman of bad character.

[Al-Hâfidh Abul-Qâsim Al-Asbahânî, Al-Targhîb wa Al-Tarhîb article 1528. Also recorded in other sources with a slight variation in wording]

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Qiyaam – Have You Tasted Its Sweetness?

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Ata’ reported; ‘Ubaid Ibn Umair and I visited A’ishah radiaAllahu ‘anha, then Ibn Umair asked her: “Tell us about the most remarkable thing you have seen from the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).”

‘Aa’ishah wept and said, “He (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) woke up one night and said to me, “O Ai’shah, let me worship my Lord alone.

She said, “I swear by Allah that I love your company and I love what pleases you.

He (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then made ablution and started performing Salaah. He (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) kept weeping until his lap became wet, and kept weeping until the floor became wet.

Bilal radiAllahu ‘anhu then came to inform him about the Fajr Salaah and found him still weeping; he radiAllahu ‘anhu said to him: “O Messenger of Allah, you are weeping when Allah has forgiven all your past and future sins.

He (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Then may I not become the most grateful servant of Allah; tonight these verses were revealed to me, so woe to those who read them without reflecting upon them: “Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are indeed signs for men of understanding.” [Surah Al-Imran v.190]

[The hadith is transmitted by Ibn Hibban and in Albanis ‘Silsilah as-Sahihah’ 68 with a Good Isnaad.]

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Indeed, only those who have tasted the sweetness of a long qiyaam can imagine the sweetness tasted by RasoolAllaah (saw) on this occasion!

Modesty In Islaam And Christianity

Posted in Dawah Toolkit, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

According to the bible, women must dress modestly and decently, without any glamour:

[1 Timothy 2] “I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes.”

And a shameless women is considered nothing more than a …

[Eccles.26:25] “A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord.”

In Islaam, Allaah, The Most High, has laid down the concept of hijaab. Hijaab is not, as people assume, a cloth one uses to cover ones hair. Hijaab is a complete code of living. There is hijaab of the clothes, hijaab of the way one acts, hijaab of the way one conducts oneself in public, hijaab of ones voice, hijaab of ones character etc. The Hijaab is adopted to minimise the women’s beautiful attraction, hence lessening the chances of her being molested.

As for the hijaab of the clothes, it is mainly made up of six criterias. If ones clothing fulfils these 6 criterias, then one can say she has adopted the hijaab of the clothing. The six points of hijaab of the clothing are:

(1) The clothes must cover the entire body, some scholars have excluded the face and hands.

(2) The clothes must not be see-through.

(3) The clothes must not be so tight that it reveals the figure. I.e, so the shape of ones body is known.

(4) The clothes must not be so glamorous that they attract the opposite sex.

(5) The clothes must not resemble that of the non-Muslims. I.e, wearing a cross for example.

(6) The clothes must not resemble that of the opposite sex. I.e, wearing of trousers/shirt by women.

The concept of the covering the head has also been addressed in the bible:

[1 Corinthians 11:5-7] “But any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled brings shame upon her head, for it is one and the same thing as if she had had her head shaved. For if a woman does not have her head veiled, she may as well have her hair cut off. But if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should wear a veil.”

Jesus Preached Jihaad!

Posted in Dawah Toolkit, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

A common misunderstanding amongst non-Muslims is about the concept of jihaad in Islaam.

Jihaad means ‘to strive’ or ‘to struggle’ like a person may do in keeping himself chaste (for example). One of these struggles is in self defence. And Jesus preached this type of jihaad. In the book of Luke we read:

[Luke 19:27] But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.

And there are much more verses preaching jihaad in the bible. One can refer to my other posts under “Da’wah Toolkit” as well as my other blog ‘IslamAndChristianity‘.

Shining Stars Among The Scholars

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

And We made from among them, leaders giving guidance under Our Command, when they were patient and believed with certainty in Our Signs.” Soorah as-Sajdah:24

1) Shaykh Bin Baaz:

Shaykh Badar ibn Nadir al-Mashaaree narrates: “One of the (ruqyah) reciters narrates:” That day, I read upon a man who was possessed by a jinn and I spoke to the jinn and said to him; ” Leave this man,otherwise I will take you to Shaykh Ibn Baaz.” The jinn cried out, saying: “No! By Allaah, if we see Shaykh Ibn Baaz coming along a path, we (change and) go the other way!”

(Mawaaqif Mudhee.ah fee Hayaat al-Imaam ‘Abdul Azeez Ibn Baaz-page 79)

2) Shaykh Al-Albaani:

‘Once, Shaykh Albaanee (rahima-hullaah), whilst sitting in his car was approached by a man who asked:

“Are you, Shaykh al-Albaanee?”

At this, the Shaykh was reduced to tears, and when he was asked as to the reason for him crying, he replied:

“It is befitting for a person to strive hard with himself and not to feel proud as a result of the people’s statements (praises).”

(Muhaddith al-‘Asr Muhammad Naasiruddeen al- Albaanee-page 40)

3) Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen:

It has been narrated:

‘A member of the Da’wah and Guidance Centre in Jeddah narrates that during the Hajj of 1416, he was in the company of Shaykh Uthaymeen at King ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Airport, surrounded by the pilgrims who were arriving for Hajj.

Here the Shaykh undertook that which was obligatory upon him by giving da’wah to the arriving pilgrims. A large group of Russian pilgrims arrived and the Shaykh wanted to offer some words (of guidance) to them. So he asked if there was a translator amongst them. Then, the (Russian) guide for the group came forward; not knowing this was Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen.

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