What is Miracle? It stems from the term ajz, meaning something which incapacitates, cannot be resisted, unique. By Islam, miracles are conducted by the consent of God, from the Prophets of God. Miracles aren’t magical, that is by definition of a trick or illusion, nor will be a wonder that an event caused by learned righteous men and women that are not Prophets of God. These events are known as karamahs. Thus we’ve got three different classes, wonders, karamahs and magical. Continue Reading “What is Miracle?”
Can Jinn Touch You?
Strike of jinn is a notion from the society. Everyone can tell a story about it, which is valid for all societies.
Strike of jinn is a notion from the society. Everyone can tell a story about it, which is valid for all societies. Shibli states that Sunni Islam scholars such as Abu al-Hasan al-Ash’ari consider that jinns can damage an individual by entering his own body, and states they clarify this in their posts showing the verse at the Surah Al Baqara that educates us concerning the situation of the men and women who draw interest, as an evidence for this: “Those who devour usury will not stand except as stand one whom the Satan by his touch Hath driven to madness”. (1) After Ahmad Ibn Hanbal’s son Abdullah asked him “Many people today say that jinns can not enter the body. What do you consider it?” He responded, “They lie.” (2) Abdullah Qadir (an Islamic scholar of the century) states about “about what states jinns can damage people”: Continue Reading “Can Jinn Touch You?”
Are We Alone?: Jinn Existence in Islam
We’re not alone! This statement sounds somewhat like an advertisement for a science fiction film. It might be only that, but it isn’t. We aren’t alone here on the planet. We are God’s creatures, but we’re not God’s sole animals. In the last two articles, we’ve heard a whole lot concerning the jinn. We established they were made by God, before the development of humankind, from smokeless fire. Continue Reading “Are We Alone?: Jinn Existence in Islam”
Are We Alone?: The World Of The Jinn
Throughout history, humankind was drawn to the supernatural. Spirits, ghosts, and several other odd creatures have stuffed our heads and caught our imaginations. Unusual and beguiling specters have occasionally led individuals to perpetrate the greatest of sins — Shirk. So are those spirits real? Well, according to Muslims they’re extremely real.
TV and the films have played their role in depicting genie as living creatures able to meet all of the humanity’s fantasies. The genie from the tv show “I Dream of Jeanie” was a young girl who always was able to make lively mischief, and also in Disney animated movie “Aladdin,” Continue Reading “Are We Alone?: The World Of The Jinn”
Are We Alone?: Who is Shaytan
Who is Shaytan? The Christians call him Satan; to Muslims, he’s called Shaytaan. He’s first introduced to people at the narrative of Adam and Eve and even though the Christian and Islamic traditions have much in common that there are certain definite differences.
The story of Adam and Eve is well-known and also an in depth account of this Islamic version is seen on this site. Both the Quran and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, in no way signify that Satan came to Adam and Eve in the kind of a snake or serpent. Nor do they signify that Eve was the poorer of those that tempted Adam to disobey God. The stark reality was that Adam and Eve had no experience of this whispering and ploys of Satan and their relations with him stay a crucial lesson for all of the humanity. Continue Reading “Are We Alone?: Who is Shaytan”