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Old 07-20-2012, 10:50 AM #1
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185. The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan ie is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [ of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [ie to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.


Muslims spend the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observing a community-wide fast. The annual fast of Ramadan is considered one of the five "pillars" of Islam. Muslims who are physically able are required to fast each day of the entire month, from sunrise to sunset. The evenings are spent enjoying family and community meals, engaging in prayer and spiritual reflection, and reading from the Qu'ran.

Aside from the five-times-daily prayer, fasting during the month of Ramadan is the most visible and recognizable of Muslim acts the world over. During the 30-odd days of Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours, drinks included, and abstain from bodily pleasures like sex or other forms of sensual abandon. The focus is on humility, spiritual oneness with God and social oneness with the umma, or Islamic community, across the globe.

Fasting in Islam has its origins in Judaism, Christianity and the pre-Islamic Arab world. Although Ramadan is when Muslims fast most, they may fast voluntarily the rest of the year, or fast three days a month, or six days during the month of Sawwal, which follows the month of Ramadan, or fast on Mondays and Thursdays. Each of these proscriptions is recognized in Islam.



prophet Muhammad peace be upon him once said, "If one does not abandon falsehood in words and deeds, Allah has no need for his abandoning of food and drink." It is therefore imperative that the fasting person not only refrains from food and drink, but also from foul speech, lying, arguing, and the like.

Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits - essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for "fasting" (sawm) literally means "to refrain" - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words.

During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.


During the fast, Muslims experience hunger and thirst and learn to sympathize with those in the world who have little to eat. They come to appreciate the blessings that Allah grants them. Through increased charity during the month, Muslims develop feelings of generosity and goodwill toward others. And since all Muslims in the world are undergoing the same experience at the same time, this practice strengthens community bonds throughout the Muslim world.



The Qur'an commands as follows: "Ramadan is the month in which the Qur'an was sent down, as a guide to mankind, and clear signs for guidance and judgment between right and wrong. So every one of you who is present at his home during that month should spend it in fasting. But if anyone is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period should be made up by days later "(Qur'an 2:185). Therefore, every Muslim is required to fast, with the following exceptions:

Travelers

Those who are suffering from a temporary illness

The elderly or chronically ill

Women in menses or postchildbirth bleeding

Pregnant or nursing women

Children who have not yet reached adolescence

If possible, missed days are to be made up at a later time. If the reason for exception is long-term, then the missed days may be compensated for by giving in charity enough to feed one poor person for each day of fasting.

Children are not required to fast until they reach puberty. However, many children like to join in the activities of the family and try to fast for a day or part of a day. Sometimes they will fast on the weekends, for example, or will fast from noon until sunset. This is encouraged as practice for the day when fasting will be incumbent upon them.


On a day of fasting, Muslims rise before dawn for an early meal called suhoor. This light meal is intended to nourish the body through the rigorous daylong fast. The fast begins with the predawn call to prayer. Muslims continue through their daily lives of work, school, or other commitments, conscious of the limitations of fasting, and striving to be on their best behavior. Muslims continue to observe the daily prayers as usual and often spend part of the day reading chapters of the Qur'an.

As sunset approaches, Muslims often gather together as family or community to break the fast and enjoy a meal together at the end of the day. Muslims break their fast just as the call to prayer for the sunset prayer is heard. Following the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims often break their fast by eating dates and drinking some milk. After the sunset prayers, they sit down together for an evening meal called fitoor (technically, "breakfast").



In the evening, Muslims gather at the mosque for special prayers called taraweeh. These extra prayers are offered each night of Ramadan. Every evening, a section of the Qur'an will be read in a long prayer, so that by the end of the month the entire Qur'an will have been heard. Muslims also spend time visiting with friends and relatives before retiring for the night to rest before starting the fast again the next day.

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Old 07-20-2012, 01:41 PM #2
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Do you actually believe the bull**** you post or are you intentionally trying to mislead people for ****s and giggles(trolling)?


I am honestly surprised at anyone who can look at Islam and tell people with a straight face that it is a religion of peace.

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Do you actually believe the bull**** you post or are you intentionally trying to mislead people for ****s and giggles(trolling)?


I am honestly surprised at anyone who can look at Islam and tell people with a straight face that it is a religion of peace.
Way too much dedication and not enough annoying things to be a troll.
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Another amazingly powerful Surah.
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We don't speak Arabic bro, it just sounds like you hooked up a 3 month old to a megaphone

Then the baby began drooling on it
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:17 AM #10
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119. Lo! You are the ones who love them but they love you not, and you believe in all the Scriptures [i.e. you believe in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), while they disbelieve in your Book, the Qur'an]. And when they meet you, they say, "We believe". But when they are alone, they bite the tips of their fingers at you in rage. Say: "Perish in your rage. Certainly, Allah knows what is in the breasts (all the secrets)."
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119. Lo! You are the ones who love them but they love you not, and you believe in all the Scriptures [i.e. you believe in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), while they disbelieve in your Book, the Qur'an]. And when they meet you, they say, "We believe". But when they are alone, they bite the tips of their fingers at you in rage. Say: "Perish in your rage. Certainly, Allah knows what is in the breasts (all the secrets)."

You talk about rage, yet your peaceful religion has people blowing up embassies and flying planes into buildings.
You say we have all this built up rage, yet lynch mobs are a weekly occurrence in Muslim countries and nowhere else.

Islam is a continuous example of the pot calling the silverware black.
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"It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them. Wert thou severe or harsh hearted, they would have broken away from about thee: So pass over (their faults), and ask for (Allah's) forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of moment). Then, when thou hast taken a decision, put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)." [Qur'an 3:159]

"O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them." [Qur'an 49:11]

"Wherever ye are, death will find you out, even if ye are in towers built up strong and high!" If some good befalls them, they say, "This is from Allah"; but if evil, they say, "This is from thee" (O Prophet). Say: "All things are from Allah." [Qur'an 4:78]
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So what do the actions of two total wars, countless past bloody wars, highest incarceration rate in the world, and 87 gun deaths a day speak to? A peaceful and loving society? Going to a movie theater and getting blown to bits isn't normal either, unless you're American. Can you tell me which Muslim countries have higher homicide, burglary, and theft rates than the US?



"You who believe! Stand out firm for God as just witnesses; let not the enmity and hatred of others make you biased and unfair. Be just: that is nearer to piety; and fear God. God indeed is well-acquainted with what you do." [Qur'an 5:8]
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So what do the actions of two total wars, countless past bloody wars, highest incarceration rate in the world, and 87 gun deaths a day speak to? A peaceful and loving society? Going to a movie theater and getting blown to bits isn't normal either, unless you're American. Can you tell me which Muslim countries have higher homicide, burglary, and theft rates than the US?



"You who believe! Stand out firm for God as just witnesses; let not the enmity and hatred of others make you biased and unfair. Be just: that is nearer to piety; and fear God. God indeed is well-acquainted with what you do." [Qur'an 5:8]
What is the penalty for apostasy in Islam? If you bring your kid up as a Muslim and he/she decided that he/she doesn't want to follow your imaginary friend, now your kid faces the death penalty in every Muslim country.

Saying Islam isn't the worst part of humanity is like saying "Charles Manson wasn't that bad of a guy when you compare him to Hitler."
Either way, no matter what you compare it with, Islam is a blight on the world and while it isn't the only bad organization in the world, getting rid of Islam would be a positive step for humanity as a whole.

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You are incredibly ignorant of Islam, society, culture, history, and reason. You are so narrow sighted to the point where you are unable to deduct reasonable conclusions from your bigoted and misguided world view. Not a single one of your posts has criticized Islam in any credible way. Instead, you've completely jumbled the actions of a wide variety of people's and cultures with the Islamic religion. People like you are not worth debating or discussing, because you have nothing to add to the conversation. While I can continually point out that we live in a more violent society than most Muslim countries, you still lay the blame of the worlds problems on the 1500 year old religion of Islam. We get it, the crimes of non-Muslims
Have nothing to do with there religion or society, they're just crazy, but the crimes of Muslims in any context has 100% to do with Islam. This is the mindset of the person who believes his viewpoint is credible. What a clown.

"Repel (evil) with what is better. Then will he, between whom and thee was hatred, become as it were thy friend and intimate. And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint." [Qur'an 41:34-35]
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You are incredibly ignorant of Islam, society, culture, history, and reason. You are so narrow sighted to the point where you are unable to deduct reasonable conclusions from your bigoted and misguided world view. Not a single one of your posts has criticized Islam in any credible way. Instead, you've completely jumbled the actions of a wide variety of people's and cultures with the Islamic religion. People like you are not worth debating or discussing, because you have nothing to add to the conversation. While I can continually point out that we live in a more violent society than most Muslim countries, you still lay the blame of the worlds problems on the 1500 year old religion of Islam. We get it, the crimes of non-Muslims
Have nothing to do with there religion or society, they're just crazy, but the crimes of Muslims in any context has 100% to do with Islam. This is the mindset of the person who believes his viewpoint is credible. What a clown.

"Repel (evil) with what is better. Then will he, between whom and thee was hatred, become as it were thy friend and intimate. And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint." [Qur'an 41:34-35]
Adherents to your religion flew a plane into a building killing 3,000 innocent people. When that happened there were very few muslims who said "We don't agree with what they did, that is not what Allah commands and I want everyone to know we want nothing to do with those psychopaths."
Instead we saw the opposite, millions of muslims taking to the streets celebrating, burning US flags, praising the murderers and screaming death to America.
Look at your sig, "free Palestine," yet you never make it clear that you don't support the people blowing up innocent Jewish families. The Israeli government has made concession after concession to try and appease the Muslim citizens of Israel but it seems it is never enough and throughout the middle east the consensus is to "drive Israel into the sea."

Muslims have acquired a public image and are doing nothing to try and convince the world that they have the wrong impression. Words only go so far, you will have trouble convincing people by quote mining the Quaran while standing next to a guy screaming "praise Allah" as he beats Jewish babies to death in order to free Palestine.
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Iraq is beautiful at certain times of the year. It's almost like Florida in the winter. One of those awesomely beautiful days with the emerald clear blue skies and crisp air was also the most violent and bloody day of my life.
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Iraq is beautiful at certain times of the year. It's almost like Florida in the winter. One of those awesomely beautiful days with the emerald clear blue skies and crisp air was also the most violent and bloody day of my life.
Sorry, didn't realize beautiful weather excused a dictator of the whole-sale slaughter of millions of people. Hitler killed 13 million people, Stalin killed around 20 million, Saddam killed over 22 million during his 23 year reign. The rest of the world looks at the Iraq war as America invading a country it has no business in. The Curds and Shi'ite Muslims who were waiting their turn in Saddam's death camps see it from a different perspective.
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1) lolol, so Saddam killed 22 million during a 23 years in power, even though Iraq's population is only 30 million. Yea, that's believable. Most sources agree on around 500,000 max. Please stop making things up, it makes you look bad.

2) George Bush and Dick Cheney killed WAAAYYYYYY more than 3,000 people. All I mostly see are people like you dancing in the streets and saying it was justified. You're the biggest hypocrite who's ever posted on this forum.

About the 9/11 comment...what does that have to do with Islam? And are you sure no Muslims denounced the attacks? Because I'm pretty sure every high Sheikh and Mufti in Arab world did. Either you're completely lying or you'd rather not take the time to look it up, because a quick google search makes it quite clear.

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“All Muslims ought to be united against all those who terrorize the innocents, and those who permit the killing of non-combatants without a justifiable reason. Islam has declared the spilling of blood and the destruction of property as absolute prohibitions until the Day of Judgment. … [It is] necessary to apprehend the true perpetrators of these crimes, as well as those who aid and abet them through incitement, financing or other support. They must be brought to justice in an impartial court of law and [punished] appropriately. … [It is] a duty of Muslims to participate in this effort with all possible means.” - Shaykh Yusuf Qaradawi

“Attacking innocent people is not courageous, it is stupid and will be punished on the day of judgement. … It’s not courageous to attack innocent children, women and civilians. It is courageous to protect freedom, it is courageous to defend oneself and not to attack.” - Shaykh Muhammed Sayyid al-Tantawi, imam of al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt

“There is no terrorism or a threat to civilians in jihad [religious struggle].” - Abdel-Mo’tei Bayyoumi, al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy, Cairo, Egypt

“[We] strongly condemn such activities that are against all humanist and Islamic morals. … [We] condemn and oppose all aggression on human life, freedom and dignity anywhere in the world.” - Muslim Brotherhood

“Firstly: the recent developments in the United States including hijacking planes, terrorizing innocent people and shedding blood, constitute a form of injustice that cannot be tolerated by Islam, which views them as gross crimes and sinful acts. Secondly: any Muslim who is aware of the teachings of his religion and who adheres to the directives of the Holy Qur’an and the sunnah (the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad) will never involve himself in such acts, because they will invoke the anger of God Almighty and lead to harm and corruption on earth.” - Abdulaziz bin ‘Abdallah Al-Ashaykh, chief mufti of Saudi Arabia

“You must know Islam’s firm position against all these terrible crimes. The world must know that Islam is a religion of peace and mercy and goodness; it is a religion of justice and guidance…Islam has forbidden violence in all its forms. It forbids the hijacking airplanes, ships and other means of transport, and it forbids all acts that undermine the security of the innocent. - ‘Abdulaziz bin ‘Abdallah Al-Ashaykh, chief mufti of Saudi Arabia

“As a human community we must be vigilant and careful to oppose these pernicious and shameless evils, which are not justified by any sane logic, nor by the religion of Islam.” - Shaikh Saleh Al-Luheidan, Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Saudi Arabia

“Any attack on innocent people is unlawful and contrary to shari’a (Islamic law). … Muslims must safeguard the lives, honor and property of Christians and Jews. Attacking them contradicts shari’a.” - Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdallah al-Sabil, member of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars, Saudi Arabia
Renowned Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi denounced the attacks and the unprovoked killings of thousands of American civilians as a "heinous crime" and urged Muslims to donate blood to the victims. He did however criticise the United States' "biased policy towards Israel" and also called on Muslims to "concentrate on facing the occupying enemy directly", inside the Palestinian territories.[19] The alleged Hezbollah "spiritual mentor" and Lebanese Shia cleric Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah condemned the attacks.

Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas, said he was not interested in exporting such attacks to the United States, however he criticized the "unfair American position"

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers condemned the attacks and also vehemently rejected suggestions that Osama bin Laden, who had been given asylum in Afghanistan, could be behind them.[20]

Huge crowds attended candlelit vigils in Iran, and 60,000 spectators observed a minute's silence at Tehran football stadium.

And on and on and on and on from thousands of top scholars affiliated with every major Islamic denomination and sect. Regardless, 9/11 was a political move. And you're terrible at criticizing Islam. All you've done is make yourself look like a childish fool in this thread. You need to learn something about 1) Islam 2) Proper debate, and then you can come back.
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