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    What makes someone 'religious'?

    How do you define religious?
    إن الصلاة تنهى عن الفحشاء والمنكر

    #2
    What makes someone 'religious'?

    Well, an extremist these days is someone who prays 5 times a day

    So i guess someone is considered religious if they go to every jummu’ah

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      #3
      Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

      Originally posted by Faith reloaded View Post
      Well, an extremist these days is someone who prays 5 times a day

      So i guess someone is considered religious if they go to every jummu’ah
      No one says that mate
      It all starts with a thought

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        #4
        Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

        Originally posted by islamuslim View Post
        How do you define religious?
        It's not something you can really see

        But here's a question would you consider someone who's great with people and avoids haram religious or someone that ain't so great with people but goes the extra mile on prayers etc more religious??


        Add: tbh I think that avoiding the haram despite in the level of fitnah we face is enough to consider someone religious
        Last edited by Jumpski; 31-10-17, 04:51 PM.
        It all starts with a thought

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          #5
          What makes someone 'religious'?

          [MENTION=143074]Jumpski[/MENTION]

          Yeah they do bro

          Even if some abstains from freemixing, they’re considered extreme as well

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            #6
            Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

            Originally posted by Jumpski View Post
            It's not something you can really see

            But here's a question would you consider someone who's great with people and avoids haram religious or someone that ain't so great with people but goes the extra mile on prayers etc more religious??


            Add: tbh I think that avoiding the haram despite in the level of fitnah we face is enough to consider someone religious
            I'd consider the first one a practicing Muslim. What does your relationship with others have to do with religiosity though?

            People call me religious and it makes me feel really hypocritical cus I know I'm not. Imo someone who goes out of their way to study the deen and spread it is what I consider religious.

            [MENTION=138802]Faith reloaded[/MENTION] I'm asking how YOU define religious I already know how society sees practicing Muslims as extremists.
            إن الصلاة تنهى عن الفحشاء والمنكر

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              #7
              Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

              Religion.
              You think you know more than my scholar's qiyās? He was more learned than you and all other scholars combined. Yeah, the devil was the greatest scholar too and look where his qiyās of fire being better than tīn got him. Sorry.

              You follow your scholar's qiyās, and I will follow the Qur'ān and Sunnah.

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                #8
                What makes someone 'religious'?

                Yeh sis

                I agree

                Someone who goes the extra mile and does much more than the faraidh and is all about the super spiritual life and their character is just amazing

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                  #9
                  Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

                  Originally posted by islamuslim View Post
                  I'd consider the first one a practicing Muslim. What does your relationships with others have to do with religiosity though?

                  People call me religious and it makes me feel really hypocritical cus I know I'm not. Imo someone who goes out of their way to study the deen and spread it is what I consider religious.

                  [.
                  That's fair to say

                  You know people consider anyone religious these days
                  a brother whom I never seen in my life before sat next me on the bench outside the masjid and he saw that I had a beard and was wearing a thobe and so that was enough for him to tell me his dark dark secrets and troubles - to tell you the truth he seemed quite desperate to let his feelings out so I had to just listen to him - but the point is that it was only because I looked religious that he could trust me enough to open up like that

                  I used to also hate the feeling of people thinking I was so religious it got to the extent once that I would hide my prayers from my family because if I did something incorrect they would always use religion against me and meeting their expectations just felt impossible
                  And then I got loads of waswasa and i would sometimes hate doing deeds whilst other people where present, but it was only after hearing the ayat alaysallahu bi ahkamilhakimeen - is Allah not the best of judges? - that things started to change and once I began internalising this message I stopped feeling less burdened by what other people think of how religious I am

                  If you think about it our prophet :saw: was great with people and had the best of character and that is a sort of proof in and of itself it shows religiousity but then to add to this we know that is it character that weighs heaviest on the scales and the includes relationships within other people.


                  Read:
                  http://www.jaihoon.com/4244.htm
                  http://www.islamweb.net/en/article/6...-of-the-muslim

                  Also btw I don't consider myself religious ik my own flaws
                  Last edited by Jumpski; 31-10-17, 07:10 PM.
                  It all starts with a thought

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                    #10
                    Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

                    AsSalaamu Alaikum.

                    Taqwa.

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                      #11
                      Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

                      Originally posted by Jumpski View Post
                      It's not something you can really see

                      But here's a question would you consider someone who's great with people and avoids haram religious or someone that ain't so great with people but goes the extra mile on prayers etc more religious??


                      Add: tbh I think that avoiding the haram despite in the level of fitnah we face is enough to consider someone religious
                      That dont make you religious that means your not a faasiq simple

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                        #12
                        Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

                        Theres levels of a believer

                        Theres

                        Muslim- someone who prays 5 times a day tries to be good sometimes goes up and down in sinning

                        Mu'min- this is a strong believer religious trying to think about Allah and his imaan life is dictated by religion

                        Ihsan- this is someone that worships Allah as if he see Allah when he doesnt their entire life is devoted to Allah and nothing but Islam

                        So in conclusion some who tries to avoid major sins and prays salah 5 times a day is a normal muslim

                        If you dont even pray salah question yourself whether your muslim or not

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                          #13
                          Re: What makes someone 'religious'?

                          The answer is in the quran

                          1) They pray salah with khushu
                          2) They turn away from ill speech
                          3) They observe the zakah
                          4) They guard their private parts
                          5) They keep to their promises and trusts
                          6) They strictly maintain their prayers

                          أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْوَارِثُونَ
                          الَّذِينَ يَرِثُونَ الْفِرْدَوْسَ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

                          Sadly most of us can probably only tick off 2 or 3 of these 6 if we are honest with ourselves. These are the people that Allah described as believers who are successful and the people who will inherit firdaws
                          Last edited by Rumaysah~; 12-11-17, 03:36 AM.
                          شَكَوْتُ إلَى وَكِيعٍ سُوءَ حِفْظِي
                          فَأرْشَدَنِي إلَى تَرْكِ المعَاصي
                          وَأخْبَرَنِي بأَنَّ العِلْمَ نُورٌ
                          ونورُ الله لا يهدى لعاصي

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