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Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by MyM, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. MyM

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    I am restarting this thread in hopes that those who want to know and learn about Islam can ask. If I am able, I will try my best to answer as truthfully as possible. I wish sincere questions and not hateful questions please. Thank you.
     
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    Many years ago I briefly thought about converting to Islam. One of my problems with Christianity was the idea of the virgin birth. It has always seemed ridiculous to me.
    I was told that the virgin birth is mentioned in the Quran. Therefore my belief is in direct conflict with the idea that the Quran is the word of God.
    That was the end of my considering Islam.
    Is my viewpoint correct?
     
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    What is it like to go into mosques?
     
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    What branch of Islam do you adhere to?
     
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    God is a creator of everything. His guidance tells us that our main reason why we are put on this earth is to worship Him alone.

    Yes, the virgin birth is eloquently a belief in Islam.
     
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    There is nothing wrong about visiting a mosque :) They will welcome you.

    It is a place where men and also women(they have their section as well if they wish to attend), they go there to offer their prayers to Allah. They line up in straight rows, feet touching feet, and they pray in synchronization the steps of prayer that was taught by Mohammad pbuh. They say Quran and then after they pray, they leave. They are to do this 5 times a day.
     
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    I adhere to the Quran and Sunnah. I take what Allah says and what Mohammad pbuh has brought.
     
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    I have heard that muslims also pray at home, and I have seen a video or two of sermons happening in a mosque.

    Do mosques have temporary daycare for children while everyone is praying?

    Do people eat in mosques?
     
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    What is your viewpoint?
     
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    • Yes, but it is obligatory that every male should attend the mosque if they are able. If they are not, for reasons of sickness, distance etc., then it is fine to pray at home.
    • I haven't come across a daycare in a mosque as of yet. Usually the children stay home with the wife or family. Main reason for that is that babies, cry, they can interrupt the concentration of prayers. But children can be taken to mosques. It is advantageous to them if they start at a very early age of going to the mosque. As for the women, it is better praying in their homes.
    • Yes, it is permissible to eat in the mosques and proper care should be taken like putting cloths down etc. There are ahadiths (sayings and teachings of Mohammad pbuh) stating that when one eats garlic, they should refrain from going to the mosques.
     
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    Are imams paid by mosques? Does anyone pay them? Who pays them?
     
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    I live in UAE and I do know that the govt pays them. But it isn't just any imaam that can be a head of a mosque. They must be of sound mind, must be on the ahl-sunnah and their aqeedah is correct. ‘Aqeedah refers to those matters which are believed in, with certainty and conviction, in one’s heart and soul. They are not tainted with any doubt or uncertainty. He must be knowledgeable for he gives lessons etc. There are a lot of things entailed in becoming an imam and one must be sure it is ok.
    But yes, the govts pay them over here, but elsewhere, I believe it depends on their communities they live in.
     
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    I asked these questions in your other thread, and I have to say I found your answers to be evasive. And honestly, I think these questions ARE very difficult for Muslims to tackle straight on. But I think they are more than fair. So here goes:

    1 - Do you contend that the Quran is the perfect, timeless, unalterable word of god?
    2 - Do you content that Muhammad's life is the perfect examples of how Muslims should live?

    As I understand Islam, the answers to these two questions must be "yes". That in fact these two claims - the perfection of the Quran, and the perfection of Muhammad - are central to the faith, correct?
     
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    • Mulims believe that the Quran is perfect. We believe that Allah created his guidance and sent Mohamad pbuh as a messenger to convey that guidance.
    • Mohammad was the best example to be guided from. Yes, in Islam, all mankind should follow Islam.
    Yes, In Islam, the Quran are the direct words from Allah. Mohammad pbuh was sent as a messenger to convey this guidance. He was the last messenger of God.
     
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    That's pretty much the case for all Muslim and on its own doesn't mean anything special; I was asking as to which sect within Islam you attach yourself to as each of these. Considering that, for example, Sunni and Shia Islam don't have the same canonical Sunnah, that could be a pretty big difference in your interpretation of Islamic literature and laws.
     
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    I think our local mosque has some kind of childcare set up (for use of the praying parents)that includes religious education along with it. Muslims do share meals there, and before Covid, they apparently had weekly community meals that included non-Muslims as well.

    Being as Muslims are a minority in the area, I think the mosque here also serves as a gathering spot.
     
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    Do you believe it should be compulsory for women to wear a head covering, and if so, which type? (i.e. hijab, burqa etc.)
     
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    Do you support polygamy?
     
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    As I said, I practice the Quran and Sunnah. I am not Shia' and I rather pronounce myself as upon the Quran and Sunnah, followers of the ahal ahadith and Quran. I don't want to be pointed into a stigma that people say, "oh you can't do this, you believe this, your followin that etc. etc. etc.
    If it is proven authentic, and authenticated by Quran and ahadith, that is what I am upon.
     
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    Then again it's not telling us much as to what school of thought you are following to prove authenticated by the Quran and ahadith. You already mentionned that you are not a Shia Muslim so their school of thought and their own ''authentication'' of the Quran's teachings is already rejected. Who are your teachers; what's your lense of analysis?
     
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