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inheritance shares totaling more than 100%

by Shabbir Ally

Source: http://www.ebnmaryam.com/vb/t195682.html


In response to the alleged internal contradiction by Jochen Katz
PRIMARY CLAIM #1: inheritance shares totaling more than 100% 

Katz claims that there is a contradiction in the matter of inheritance. He says that the shares allotted to individual heirs in a particular case would add up to more than 100% of the available estate. If a man dies leaving behind three daughters, his parents, and his wife the allotments total one and one-eighth. Surah 4, verses 4:11-12 shows that in this case the three daughters together will receive 2/3, the parents together will receive 1/3, and the wife will receive 1/8. Hence a numerical discrepancy. 

REPLY: Adding two unknowns  Read more of this post

Answers to “Contradictions in the Quran”

The Hadith ‘…Fight Until They Say There Is No God But Allah’ Explained

Source: https://discover-the-truth.com/2016/12/25/the-hadith-fight-until-they-say-there-is-no-god-but-allah-explained/
by  • DECEMBER 25, 2016
Kaleef K. Karim


 

Content:

1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Quraysh Broke The Treaty And Waged War
4. Analysing The Hadith
5. The Hadith rejects Forced Conversion Claim
6. The Quran Rejects Forced Conversion Claim
7.  Various Commentaries On The Hadith
8. Conclusion

1. Introduction

The following Hadith quotation (below) has often been quoted by some critics claiming that Prophet Muhammed (p) sanctions and/or approves of Muslims to forcefully convert non-Muslims to Islam:

“I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establish the prayer and pay the Zakah.” (Fath al-Bari, volume 1, page 95) (Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Abridged) [Abridged by A Group of Scholars Under The Supervision Of Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri. Maktaba Dar-us-Salam – Second Edition, 2003] volume 4, page 377)”

When we get to read the Hadith and its historical context we find that this claim has no support from the Hadith nor was it interpreted in such a way. So what is the historical understanding of the Hadith report? Read more of this post

I have been commanded to fight against people until they testify that there is no god but Allah

Source: http://www.oic-cdpu.org/en/topic/?tID=78
by Tarik Ladjal


It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah. Reported by Bukhari and Muslim

Perhaps no other authentic hadith has been employed to justify violence as this has been employed. Similarly, no other authentic hadith has been cited as much as this in accusing Islam of being a religion of violence that spread by the sword. This hadith has caused much confusion among Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The isnad (chain of narrators) of this hadith is agreed upon, and it has been narrated from numerous isnads. Among them are by Ibn ‘Umar, Anas Ibn Masood, Abdullah ibn ‘Amr Ibn al-Aas and the narrations on Abu Huraira exceed 30. Despite the observations by Ibn Hajar on the isnād of this hadith in his commentary on Sahih Muslim, they do not detract from the authenticity of the hadith.

The problems in this hadith are crystallized in two points: Read more of this post

Quran Preaches Good | Good Things In Quran

Source: http://islamiat101.blogspot.com/2012/08/quran-preaches-good-good-things-in-quran.html


Quran (16:125)
Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching;
Quran itself preaches many good things as it is a solution for humanity and a man can be completely guided through the teachings of Quran. Allah confimrs in Quran that He had revealed it and will guard it from corruption

Quran 15:9
“Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.

Quran says be turthful:

Quran 2:42
“And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].”

Quran says Give Charity:

Quran 2:43
And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].

Be Good To People:

Quran 2:83
“And [recall] when We took the covenant from the Children of Israel, [enjoining upon them], “Do not worship except Allah ; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good [words] and establish prayer and give zakah.” Then you turned away, except a few of you, and you were refusing. ”

Be A Good Person:

Quran 2:195
“And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good ”

Dont Hustle Kids:
Quran 4:10

“Indeed, those who devour the property of orphans unjustly are only consuming into their bellies fire. And they will be burned in a Blaze”

Be Good to Family And Neighbours:
Quran 4:36

“Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful.” Read more of this post

The Problems with Ibn Ishaq

Source: http://islamiat101.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-problems-with-ibn-ishaq.html


The Problems with Ibn Ishaq | HowAuthentic Is The Work Of Ibn Ishaq

“Something old doesn’t mean authentic”

Why Ibn Ishaq work isn’t reliable?

“The Life of Muhammad” by Ibn Ishaq has been quoted by many critics of Islam. They get excited when Ibn Ishaq paints a bad picture of Prophet Muhammad and use it in their writings to attack Islam. Although Ibn Ishaq was the earliest of the traditionists to write a biography of the events that pertained to the time of Muhammad there are several severe problems with his writings. Bassam Zawadi a Muslim missionary says” Just because something is early doesn’t mean it is true”. He has a good point. Not everyone back then was reliable and honest. Ibn Ishaq was known to be careless in him collecting stories about the Prophet, etc.

Several respected Muslim theologians rightly reject his (Ibn Ishaq’s) authority for several reasons:

(A) That he was a Shi’i favouring Ali over all the other contenders to the Khilfa. Read more of this post

Verses of stoning and Breastfeeding

Posted by Saif min Suyufillah on 

Source: https://rebuttaltoansweringmuslims.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/answering-using-the-quran-to-explain-the-incarnation-of-jesus-to-muslims/?fbclid=IwAR0xsj6e-m5a5U0PnkvgVX0Q2eEvrgqVBY1rAWqwhoatHEQYQvGcsIQD8ok


The narration goes as;

عن عائشة قالت لقد نزلت آية الرجم ورضاعة الكبير عشرا ولقد كان في صحيفة تحت سريري فلما مات رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وتشاغلنا بموته دخل داجن فأكلها

Reported ‘Aisha (RA): ‘the verse of stoning and of suckling an adult ten times was revealed, and they were (written) on a paper and kept under my pillow. When the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) expired and we were occupied by his death, a goat entered and ate away the paper.’ (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 1944)

1- Authenticity of the narration:

Whenever we have a narration we ought to see whether it is authentic or not? The narration in fact has some problems.

The particular chain given in Sunan Ibn Majah finds one of the narrators Muhammad bin Ishaq narrating it using the word عن (‘an) which is rather an ambiguous way of narration and renders the narration weak when used by a narrator known for practicing Tadlis [practice of subtly missing a link] and Muhammad Ibn Ishaq is indeed such a narrator. Thus through particular chain of narration in Sunan Ibn Majah the narration is weak and unauthentic due the above mentioned defect though it has other issues as well as mentioned in the lines to follow. This is clarified by Shaykh Muhammad Taqi Usmani in Takmala Fath Al-Mulhim 1/69 pub. Darul Ahya Al-Turath Al-Arabi, Beirut.

In Musnad Ahmad the same narration is given through the same chain but with an explicit way of narration i.e. it does not have the defect like the narration in Ibn Majah’s collection. But the narration is exposed to more criticism because many other narrators have related from ‘Aisha (RA) about the suckling/breastfeeding but no one has narrated the words found in this chain even though the narrators in those cases are more reliable and consistent than Muhammad bin Ishaq. And due to the fact of these words being narrated solely by him and in defiance to other much more reliable narrators, scholars have questioned its authenticity. Shaykh Shu’aib Arnaud has classified it as Da’if in his classification of Musnad Ahmad. See Musnad Ahmad 6/269 Hadith 26359. Read more of this post

Missing Quran verses on stoning and breastfeeding

UMAR, GOAT AND LOST VERSES ON STONING?

Source: http://islamicresponse.blogspot.com/2008/07/missing-quran-verses-on-stoning-and.html


First of all everyone should read the following on the issue of Quranic variants and abrogation, seeing as a lot of people without any knowledge on the issue use it as a stick to beat the Muslims claiming the Quran has been changed and has some missing verses, when in fact it does not.

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Text/Mss/

http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/introduction_to_quranic_variants

After reading this it should be clear that the Quran we have today is the Quran we were supposed to have as revealed, and intended from the creator to form the final revelation.

Regarding stoning it is said:

“He will state that this is a lost verse that was originally in the Quran in chapter 33, and there are numerous sources for this fact.”

Yes there are numerous sources, all which definitively disagree with the assertion that there is a lost verse on stoning. Please check out the following for clarity on the matter:

http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/the_quranic_verse_on_stoning

After reading this it should be clear that this was not a missing verse, nor a lost verse. In fact, it is no verse. It was abrogated via permission of the prophet and consensus amongst the companions. If it was lost or forgotten, why is it that the hadith clearly record the fact that the Prophet and the companions agreed that it was not part of the Quran. How can they talk about and discuss something which they have supposedly forgotten. Furthermore the law was actually implemented by them, how could they have implemented a law derived from something which they have supposedly forgotten? Read more of this post

Why do numerous hadiths claim the Quran is missing verses or has different versions?

Zaid Shaw, studied Islamic Knowledge & Sufi Islam

Naskh means Abrogation or Cancellation which I believe is what your question is referring to when you use the word ‘missing verses’ from Quran.

The numerous ahadith that have been alleged to refer to ‘missing’ verses of the Quran are actually referring to the orders in the Quran addressed at different times during the 23 year time period of Quran’s revelation. Some orders abrogated the others and there is proof for us in the Quran and the Hadith for that.

For instance in Tafsir (Commentary) of Ibn Kathir (r.a), regarding the verses of fasting, in the beginning the command was understood by the companions to either fast or feed poor persons:

..those who can fast with difficulty, they have to feed a Miskin (poor person (2:184) was revealed, those who did not wish to fast, used to pay the Fidyah (feeding a poor person for each day they did not fast) until the following Ayah (2:185) was revealed abrogating the previous Ayah. It was also reported from `Ubaydullah from Nafi` that Ibn `Umar said; “It was abrogated.’ The various Stages of Fasting

The companions at first used to feed poor persons instead of fasting in lieu of 2:184but when the following verse of 2:185 was revealed it abrogated that concession and the command of 2:184 was now only limited to those who are old, sick or on a journey and therefore unable to fast. In this instance the command was abrogated meaning that it was made more explanatory by adding exceptions but the Verses of the Quran still remain in Quran up till today. Such instance is an abrogation of commandments that Quran is replete with and numerous ahadith testify to this fact. Read more of this post

Arda Wiraz Namag (Iranian “Divina Commedia”) And The Prophet’s Night Journey

Written by mquran.org
Wednesday, 22 November 2006
1. IntroductionThe earliest Orientalist who suggested the direct influence of Zoroastrianism on Islam was Goldziher.[1] His work gained so much popularity that it was translated into English[2] and became the basis on which further arguments concerning the Zoroastrian influences on Islam were developed. One such alleged influence of Zoroastrianism on Islam was the ascent of the Prophet to the heavens as mentioned briefly in the Qur’an and discussed in detail in the hadith literature. It has been claimed that this event as well as the details in it had been borrowed from the well-known Iranian “Divina Commedia” called Arda Wiraz Namag.[3]

As expected, the Christian missionaries were not far behind and they jumped on this bandwagon pretty early. Tisdall made a similar argument that Arda Wiraz Namag was indeed the source of the event of ascension of the Prophet to the heavens and his witnessing of denizens of heaven and hell. The Chinwad bridge mentioned in Arda Wiraz Namag was compared with the bridge over the Hell as mentioned in the hadith literature. Tisdall even made a claim that the book Arda Wiraz Namag was composed some 400 years before the hijra.[4] Instead of embarking upon a critical scholarship, Ibn Warraq satisfied himself by lifting and expanding the arguments of Tisdall. Like Tisdall, he claimed that Read more of this post