Q: Assalamalaikum imam,
In Islam what is preferred to say, god or Allah? Is there a reason to say one over the other?
Time: Sunday December 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm
A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Best to say Allah (SWT) whenever possible over the words God/Goddess. God is male gender word while goddess is of female. Allah (SWT) by contrast has no gender attribution. Thus, recommended is the word Allah (SWT) over the words God/goddess.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.
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part 1) Please answer all the questions in light of the class. Even if your personal opinion is valid and better than mine, I would appreciate it at a later time. You folks remain as part of a brilliant class. I am positive that each of you would not get below 93% Continue reading
Question: Asaamualikum, Brother Imaam
What islam says about music? Is it allowed to listen . If no , is there any Hadith on that ?
I think we need to correct ourselves, but not getting the right guidance.
Time: Thursday April 14, 2011 at 11:11 am Continue reading
It can become a little tricky in Halaqas when it comes to tafseer and hadeeth. Some end up saying: “I think…” while talking about a quranic ayah or a hadeeth. Should there be a scholar present in the Halaqa so some of us unqualified individuals do not start interpreting the quran according to our gut feelings? How should we discuss the quran and hadeeth without falling into error? Should we just stick to reading an interpretation of the ayahs/hadeeth from a credable source? What would be a credable source?
What should we focus on in Halaqas?
Jazakumullah khairan for taking the time to answer my questions.
Time: Tuesday February 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm Continue reading
I wrote earlier, but my question wasn’t responded to. But on reflection I have several questions, and I would really like a response in order to better understand the Muslim (Islamic) religion, and the general culture of the people who follow it. Please do not think that I am judging you, or begin cruel, but there are conflicts between what I have been taught, and what I have seen, and I believe that in order to form an honest opinion about Muslims, I should probably ask you about your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Again, I have hundreds of questions about Islam, but I will limit myself to 3, for now. Continue reading
Comment/Concern: While working I met a man of Islam. He was very kind to me, and always treated me with respect, patience, and attentiveness. I am an American woman (Divorced with children) and have always been taught that Arab men are abusive and controlling, and that for single women to touch them is considered highly offensive. So, despite his manners I avoided touching him at all costs, and only responded to his questions and conversation cautiously. When I last saw him I happened to take my break at the same time he came into my store. We ended up having lunch together, and he told me about his desires to marry and re-settle in Orem, Utah. He spoke of his love for children, and he complemented me on the beauty of my own children. His timing could not have been worse, and my manner in responding to him could not have been more shameful. Continue reading