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Archive for February, 2011

Discouraging asking for detailed instructions

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Often a discussion relating to a worldly matter can shed light on the teachings of the Quran. The example I have in mind here is a discussion at a workplace about certain facilities that the employees are granted regarding their working conditions, such as flexible working hours. It was being discussed whether there should be rules clearly defining the extent of these facilities or if your boss could simply use his commonsense about how much to allow, when to allow it, etc.

People agreed that using commonsense and judgment was far preferable to laying down exact rules. You can’t cover every situation when drawing up rules, and it might lead to unfairness at times, because rules might not cover some circumstance whereas fairness would allow it.

This reminded me of the following verses of the Holy Quran:

“O you who believe, ask not about things which if made known to you would give you trouble; and if you ask about them when the Quran is being revealed, they will be made known to you. Allah pardons this; and Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing. A people before you indeed asked such questions, then became disbelievers therein. ” (5:101-102)

If you ask to be given too many rules in matters of details to cover all kinds of situations (as many Muslims do when they ask for fatwas about all sorts of things), you will only end up facing trouble when you try to abide by them. You will then try to wriggle out of them.

So, in matters of details it is best to use your judgment and commonsense and apply the basic principles which are the essentials.

Ending of Prophethood. A debate in Canada on video.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Submitted by Rashid Jahangiri.


Former Qadiani, and opponent of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Mr. Ahmad Karim Shaikh of Mississauga, Canada (who while talking to me on telephone in spring of 2004 tried to convince me to become atheist and in his conversations used profanities for Holy Quran and Holy Prophet Muhammad SAWS. –I challenge A.K. Shaikh to deny my statement!) owner of anti-Ahmadiyya website www.ahmedi.org is moderating a debate on topic of End-of-Prophethood with Holy Prophet Muhammad SAWS.

Representative from Muslims is Akbar Ahmad Chaudhary, a former Qadiani. He created and moderated for many years, now defunct Qadiani Jamaat EZ-discussion forum www.ahmadiyya.com from Canada, and hosted TV programs on Qadiani Jamaat TV channel.

Representative from Qadiani Jamaat is Ansar Raza.
Following are links to you tube videos. I would like to hear comments from readers and regular participants on this blog. Thanks.
Introduction:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474
Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474/1/n-rS1ws7mGc
Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474/2/X7qzURtSd2c
Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474/3/4ltqOdDioZc
Part 4:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474/4/KKXn-UacVDk
Part 5:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474/5/XIbgtv6TeUo
Conclusion:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474/6/2KVqbJmT3Og
Other remarks:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/7/gKh635QdCTU
Remarks on Arabic language:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimIdentity#p/c/51BA8601F0F4B474/8/rN-JcfLsC50