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عن البراء بن عازب رضي الله عنه قال: كان رجلٌ يقرأ سورةَ الكهفِ، وإلى جانبه حصانٌ مربوطٌ بشطَنَينِ، فتغشُّته سحابةٌ، فجعلت تدنو وتدنو، وجعل فرسُه ينفرُ، فلما أصبح أتى النبيَّ صلَّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلَّمَ فذكر ذلك له، فقال : ( تلك السكينةُ تنزَّلت بالقرآنِ ) . صحيح البخاري

Narrated Al-Bara’: A man was reciting Surat Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud came down and spread over that man, and it kept on coming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping (as if afraid of something). When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet, and told him of that experience. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “That was As-Sakina (tranquility) which descended because of (the recitation of) the Qur'an.” Sahih al-Bukhari 5011 In-book reference: Book 66, Hadith 33

الشَّطَنُ : الحَبْل وقيل الحبل الطويل الشديدُ الفَتْل يُسْتَقى به وتُشَدُّ به الخَيْل

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Al-Anbiya 56. He answered: “No, but your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who has originated them, each with particular features, and I am one to bear witness to this truth. ”

Al-Anbiya 57. And (he made a decision:) “By God, I will most certainly devise a plan against your idols as soon as you have turned your backs and gone away!”

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ (16) سورة ق

يخبر تعالى، أنه المتفرد بخلق جنس الإنسان، ذكورهم وإناثهم، وأنه يعلم أحواله، وما يسره، ويوسوس في صدره وأنه أقرب إليه من حبل الوريد، الذي هو أقرب شيء إلى الإنسان، وهوالعرق المكتنف لثغرة النحر، وهذا مما يدعو الإنسان إلى مراقبة خالقه، المطلع على ضميره وباطنه، القريب منه في جميع أحواله، فيستحي منه أن يراه، حيث نهاه، أو يفقده، حيث أمره، وكذلك ينبغي له أن يجعل الملائكة الكرام الكاتبين منه على بال، فيجلهم ويوقرهم، ويحذر أن يفعل أو يقول ما يكتب عنه، مما لا يرضي رب العالمين. تفسير السعدي

And verily We created man and We know (wa-na‘lamu is a circumstantial qualifier with an implicit [preceding] nahnu) what (mā relates to the verbal action) his soul whispers to him, [what] it speaks [to him] (the bi- [of bihi, ‘him’] is extra, or it is [required] for the intransitive verb to become transitive [and take a direct object]; the [suffixed] personal pronoun [in bihi, ‘him’] refers to man); and We are nearer to him, in knowing [him], than his jugular vein (habli’l-warīdi: the genitive annexation is explicative; al-warīdān are two [principal] veins on either side of the neck). * تفسير Tafsir al-Jalalayn 

anonymous asked:

Does ISIS have anything to do with Islam? What do you think of people who have been saying that lately?

An overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose ISIS. But that’s not quite the same as saying that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.

Don’t know how much of an unpopular opinion this is on here but to a degree, yes. We’ve gone from people saying ISIS is a form of radical Islam to ISIS has nothing to do with Islam whatsoever which pretty much takes away from any honest conversation. 

And what I’ve noticed is that people purposely seem to cloud ‘a majority of Muslims oppose ISIS’ with ‘ISIS has nothing to do with Islam’, the former being true. Just because the majority is against it doesn’t mean the Islamic State isn’t inspired by Islamic scripture – specifically the more extreme, outdated-sounding texts.

The dilemma of Islam, it has been for a while actually, is that its theologians, Imams and clerics refuse/fail to view the scripture, especially the verses that promote fighting and jihad, within the frame of its historical context.

These clerics usually keep these verses open-ended (there’s not one singular “correct” meaning) because they think that adhering many of them to their historicity restrains the influence of the scripture and clergy. This goes on to pave ways for different forms of interpretation including extremely conservative literalism, meaning that they take verses from the Quran and take certain sayings of Mohammed literally.

There also seems to be a slew of “contradicting” hateful and peaceful verses within the Quran too, the peaceful verses written earlier than the hateful ones. But there is a doctrine of abrogation in which later passages nullify the earlier ones when there is a case of inconsistent language. 

Chapter 9 of the Quran, in English called “Ultimatum,” is the most important concerning the issues of abrogation and jihad against unbelievers. Because this chapter contains violent passages, it abrogates previous peaceful content. Muhsin Khan, the translator of Sahih al-Bukhari, says God revealed “Ultimatum” in order to discard restraint and to command Muslims to fight against all the pagans as well as against the People of the Book if they do not embrace Islam or until they pay religious taxes.  

It’s pretty obvious not all terrorism is rooted in Islam but extreme interpretations of the religion empower extremists to carry out what they do. It’s also wrong to claim that those extreme interpretations are illegitimate.