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    Firstly I would like to immediately state that I'm not a Muslim, but I do have a question about "faith" which could basically apply to any religion, it's not political and I don't really care too much for politics, it's more of a personal question and all I'm really asking is how do you guys keep the faith in times of trouble? Is there a particular verse from the Quran for example that gives you peace when you are worried etc? I have Muslim friends who have remarkable faith, one of my friends is very devout and I've never ever seen him get angry or lose his temper whatever the situation in all the years I've known him, but then at the same time I know Muslims who I'd describe as incredibly weak mentally too, the same goes for Christians I know too

    It's something I've never really understood as I have a disorder and I tend to see the world in a very black and white way and I use numbers and maths to understand things,most people are not like this, similar to the fictional tv character Dexter minus the serial killing lol, where if I know something is wrong for example drugs I don't even feel any temptation.

    Also do you guys read about or appreciate any non-Muslim writers or historical figures? I'm just interested as it's good discussion, I mean I'm not a Christian but I admire Martin Luther King, I'm not a socialist but I appreciate and understand what Hugo Chavez did for Venezuela and he did some tremendous things . This is one thing I've not really understood as there's some Muslims totally against ideas from other cultures, and when I look at some rich Arab countries like Qatar and the UAE I think maybe a bit of socialism and spreading the wealth would be good for the poorer Muslims in neighbouring countries and it's something I don't really hear from Muslims as there's obscene wealth being wasted by the richest Muslims on buying football clubs in Europe and companies all over the globe when a tiny fraction of their wealth could feed Palestinians for decades, it's a good argument as charitable contributions from wealthy Arab nations to Palestine are pathetic. I appreciate there Muslims who take the good things and ideas from other cultures and societies and make massive differences to their societies, but this seems to be a minority who think this way

    Peace
    Last edited by ?uest; 25-12-14, 12:02 AM.

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    Dude, Martin Luther King was a major hypocrite. I can't think of 1 non-muslim that I appreciate without making jokes.

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by Musicisme656 View Post
      Dude, Martin Luther King was a major hypocrite. I can't think of 1 non-muslim that I appreciate without making jokes.
      This is part of the point I was making, yeah I know he made mistakes, we know about his infidelity etc etc and very un Christian behaviour but at the same time he spoke out when black people had little to no rights in America, in light of what's happeing with the deaths of so many at the hands of the police you can argue that not much changed in America. And it's sad,you're probably using a laptop/phone/tablet that was invented by a non-Muslim, using electricity based on the works of Faraday, Tesla et al. It's hard to respect someone who starts of with the word "dude" too
      Last edited by ?uest; 25-12-14, 12:14 AM.

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      • #4
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        If God helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in God (Alone) let believers put their trust.” (Quran 3:160)

        “Say: "He is my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but He! In Him is my trust, and to Him will be my return with repentance.” (Quran 13:30)

        “And we shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt..., and in God (Alone) let those who trust, put their trust.” (Quran 14:12)
        .put your trust in God, certainly, God loves those who put their trust in Him.” (Quran 3:159)

        “The believers are only those who, when God is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Quran) are recited unto them, they increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord Alone.” (Quran 8:2)

        the arab nations do give charity to their brothers and sisters. in fact it is a obligation for every muslim to give charity. every muslim who can afford is ordered to give charity
        Ya Allah,
        Make me a stronger person today. Make me a better person out of all these. It is no longer bearable for me for my heart is aching and You are the only One who knows how I feel. Nothing is making sense to myself and for anyone else for that matter especially to the one person I wish to understand me better than anybody else.
        "Don't use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you how to speak

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by ?uest View Post
          This is part of the point I was making, yeah I know he made mistakes, we know about his infidelity etc etc and very un Christian behaviour but at the same time he spoke out when black people had little to no rights in America, in light of what's happeing with the deaths of so many at the hands of the police you can argue that not much changed in America. And it's sad,you're probably using a laptop/phone/tablet that was invented by a non-Muslim, using electricity based on the works of Faraday, Tesla et al. It's hard to respect someone who starts of with the word "dude" too
          In that case Muslims have done just as much, but you don't see us bragging.

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            Originally posted by Musicisme656 View Post
            In that case Muslims have done just as much, but you don't see us bragging.
            It's not about "bragging". Look at Hanasaeeds response, that's what I was looking for and I appreciate that. Trying to keep this civilised.
            Last edited by ?uest; 25-12-14, 12:23 AM.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by ?uest View Post
              It's not about "bragging". Look at Hanasaeeds response, that's what I was looking for and I appreciate that. Trying to keep this civilised.
              I think she's a feminist so whatever she says doesn't matter.

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              • #8
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                ^No, Hanasaeed's post is fine.

                The verses of the Qur'an and knowing about the hardships that the Muslims before us (particularly the Prophet Muhammad ) are supposed to be sources of inspiration for us. Difficult situations are a means of expiation for any sins we may have committed, an opportunity for our statuses to be exalted when we die, or an opportunity for us to learn from our mistakes. There are also times where undergoing a difficult situation is only a trial or test, for which if we stay patient, we are rewarded either in this life, the Hereafter, or in both worlds, :insha:. We're told to invoke Allah and stay patient during difficult situations, while also leading our lives properly as per the Qur'an and Sunnah and scholarly writings.

                One such surah in the Qur'an that gives us a reminder or reality check is Surah Ash-Sharh (The Relief) (link: http://quran.com/94).

                The Prophet Muhammad also said:

                Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and thus there is good for him, and if he is harmed, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.

                [Sahih Muslim, 2999]
                Life's actually pretty simple: you just have to enjoy it, pray, do good, refrain from bad, and respect others. Being Muslim is not a disadvantage or an advantage - it's a responsibility.
                "So patiently persevere: for verily the promise of Allah is true" (Qur'an, Surah Ar-Rum - 30:60)

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                • #9
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                  Hello there ?uest :)

                  In my humble opinion, to best understand faith and the Islam point of view regarding it, I strongly
                  recommend reading the Quran itself. The Quran is the main book of guidance for the Muslims.
                  Asking here may not be the best solution for you, because there're many people here with
                  different views and attitudes, and some people here cause more problems rather than helping. :)

                  The Muslims claims that the Quran is the word-for-word, the revelation from Almighty God. But
                  don't take our word for it, try reading it for yourself and let your heart be the judge. The more you
                  read the Quran, inshaAllah (God willing) the more your heart will feel that this is not the words of man,
                  but only God would say all of these.

                  Faith in Islam is Iman (belief). It is the belief of the Muslims to Allah and His Words from the Quran,
                  and His Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

                  Why faith is important? Because through faith we become strong in facing the challenges and trials
                  of life. Faith is belief; it comes from the understanding of what life is really about, and the purpose
                  of our existence. What is the purpose of our life? The purpose of our life and existence is determined only
                  by our Creator, Allah. Just as the purpose of a product is determined by its manufacturer.

                  An example of faith, is that of a student. He faces the hardship of studying - yet he persevere - because
                  he understands the purpose of studying, and he believes in the benefit of having good grades. :)

                  We have faith in Allah, and His Promise of Paradise, and His salvation from the Hellfire. Therefore we're
                  patient and persevere in facing all trials and hardships. Paradise; a home for the righteous, where Allah
                  will give to them whatever it is they ask for, and whatever it is they desire, and they will live there forever.
                  But this is not given for free. It will be given to those who believe in Allah, worshipping Him as how He
                  instructed, doing good deeds while avoiding bad deeds, and being patient on whatever trials He sends down to us.

                  The Muslim that you see having good attitude when facing his problems, that is the Muslim having strong
                  faith in Allah. And the Muslim you see is weak in facing his problem, is a weak believer. All of us are different,
                  and we can choose whatever it is to believe. But the smart person, is someone who has done his research
                  on every available paths, and choose what he believe is the BEST path for his success. :)

                  The path I choose is Islam, and I strongly recommend that you learn more about it. And the best way to do it
                  is by reading the Quran; to read what Allah Himself has to say first.

                  Here is the link. This is inshaAllah a good website for you to read the Quran.

                  Al-Quran English Translation Website

                  I hope this post will greatly benefit you. :)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Faith

                    Originally posted by imranies View Post
                    Hello there ?uest :)

                    In my humble opinion, to best understand faith and the Islam point of view regarding it, I strongly
                    recommend reading the Quran itself. The Quran is the main book of guidance for the Muslims.
                    Asking here may not be the best solution for you, because there're many people here with
                    different views and attitudes, and some people here cause more problems rather than helping. :)

                    The Muslims claims that the Quran is the word-for-word, the revelation from Almighty God. But
                    don't take our word for it, try reading it for yourself and let your heart be the judge. The more you
                    read the Quran, inshaAllah (God willing) the more your heart will feel that this is not the words of man,
                    but only God would say all of these.

                    Faith in Islam is Iman (belief). It is the belief of the Muslims to Allah and His Words from the Quran,
                    and His Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

                    Why faith is important? Because through faith we become strong in facing the challenges and trials
                    of life. Faith is belief; it comes from the understanding of what life is really about, and the purpose
                    of our existence. What is the purpose of our life? The purpose of our life and existence is determined only
                    by our Creator, Allah. Just as the purpose of a product is determined by its manufacturer.

                    An example of faith, is that of a student. He faces the hardship of studying - yet he persevere - because
                    he understands the purpose of studying, and he believes in the benefit of having good grades. :)

                    We have faith in Allah, and His Promise of Paradise, and His salvation from the Hellfire. Therefore we're
                    patient and persevere in facing all trials and hardships. Paradise; a home for the righteous, where Allah
                    will give to them whatever it is they ask for, and whatever it is they desire, and they will live there forever.
                    But this is not given for free. It will be given to those who believe in Allah, worshipping Him as how He
                    instructed, doing good deeds while avoiding bad deeds, and being patient on whatever trials He sends down to us.

                    The Muslim that you see having good attitude when facing his problems, that is the Muslim having strong
                    faith in Allah. And the Muslim you see is weak in facing his problem, is a weak believer. All of us are different,
                    and we can choose whatever it is to believe. But the smart person, is someone who has done his research
                    on every available paths, and choose what he believe is the BEST path for his success. :)

                    The path I choose is Islam, and I strongly recommend that you learn more about it. And the best way to do it
                    is by reading the Quran; to read what Allah Himself has to say first.

                    Here is the link. This is inshaAllah a good website for you to read the Quran.

                    Al-Quran English Translation Website

                    I hope this post will greatly benefit you. :)
                    Thank you, this is a very helpful and beneficial post. It's nice to see "faith" being discussed from a positive point of view, I've never read the Quran fully but it is something that I do intend to do :)

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