Is it wrong to say ‘Allah took his time creating something’?

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Question: Assalamualaikum, one of my friends made a statement about a girl he found pretty and said "God really took his time making her." Obviously him looking at the girl is a completely different issue but I felt that that statement of Allah's "taking his time" was theologically problematic. How would/should I explain the issue with that statement and why one shouldn't or can't say something like that? Answer: In the Name of Allah, … [Read more...]

Paradise And Hell Fire

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    Paradise And Hell Fire A Sahih hadith reported by At-Tirmidhi narrates on the authority of Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anh) that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "When Allah created Paradise, He sent Jibreel to it and said,'Look at it and the pleasures I have prepared for its inhabitants.' So Jibreel (aleyhi-salam) came to Paradise and looked at what Allah (azza wa jal) had prepared for its inhabitants. He … [Read more...]

Remembrance Of Allah At All Times

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Remembrance Of Allah At All Times   Sayyiduna Ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما narrated that he was once riding behind the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم on a mount when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to him: "O youth! Do you not wish that I should teach you some advice that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى will benefit you with?" I responded, "Yes!" The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم then said: "Protect (the commandments) of Allaah, and Allaah will … [Read more...]

Tests By Allaah (SWT)

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Tests By Allaah (SWT) Allah سبحانه و تعالى has tested the people of the past in various ways and will keep on testing His creation. He has informed us about these tests in the Quran. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also informed us that Allah سبحانه و تعالى will test us from time to time. Sometimes hardships and losses occur in life due to our sins. To wash of these sins in this world, Allah سبحانه و تعالى inflicts upon us these … [Read more...]

Original Sin or Original Forgiveness – What is the Lesson?

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Original Sin or Original Forgiveness - What is the Lesson? The story of Adam and Eve (may peace be upon them) is quite similar in the Bible and the Qur'an with minor differences yet the lessons derived from these stories differ greatly. Sometimes minor changes to any document can completely alter the actual meaning of the story. Both the scriptures talk about the creation of Adam and then Eve (may peace be upon them) which are somewhat similar. … [Read more...]

Those Who Observe Patience…

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  Those Who Observe Patience Will Be Given Their Reward In Full Without Measure   Allah سبحانه و تعالى says, "Certainly those who observe patience will be given their reward in full without measure." (39:10) The expression: (bighayri-hisab: without measure) means that the reward of those who endure ordeals will not be given to them under some pre-determined calculations or measures, instead, it will be sans-calculation, … [Read more...]