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Submitted by coco (Malaysia), Nov 11, 2006 at 22:11

1. We can never see Allah. But we can see His miracles happenings all around us. That is the proof of Allah's existence. For eg, Allah says that Allah gave us Quran, and Allah will take care of Quran. That's why Quran remain unchanged for 1400 years. Quran's tafsir dated hundred years old can still be used as a translation book of Quran today.

Anywhere around the world we see the same Quran being used. No other versions, no "revisions", no corrections. Only one Quran. This is just one example. Allah challlenge us to make one single sura' to match His sura' if you can. Of course, nobody can. Quran are the words of Allah. Read and learn Quran, and then see for yourself His Greatness, and the absolute truth in Quran. Then only you will recognize that Allah is true and He is the only God.

The concept of Allah in Islam is that He is never compared to His creation. He merely says: "Be." And it is. So, Allah does not operate like a human or anyone or anything within His creation. Within the laws of creation is the rule that nothing moves except that there is a fulcrum, a lever and a force. Allah does not have to use a fulcrum and lever to move anything. One of His attributes is that He is "Al-Qawiyy" (The All Powerful). So, He is the Power. He does not come under the rules of His creation. He makes the rules. He operates within His own rules; He changes His rules as He pleases, and according to the way He deems fit. That is the understanding of the muslims.

2. We can never ask such question. It is beyond our level of thinking. Nobody knows, until the the day of Judgement. Allah tells us in His Book that He is "As-Samad" (The eternally Besought of all). He is also the "Al-Awwal" (First) and the "Al-'Akhir" (Last) He is without beginning or end. This is how He always was and always is, and always will be, so to speak. So we do not really ask questions like who created Allah, what Allah looks like, etc. What we can do is just observe His creations. It is almost the same case as above, we can never ask about Allah's nature, Muslim can never answer such questions. All we can show is His Greatness.. For e.g, Quran, the signs of Qiyamah, Makkah, being the most significant.

3. To solve this problem, ulama' have debated. The best way is to follow the closest and the most applicable country's time. Since this problem is not clearly mentioned in Quran. You have to remember that Quran is in poetic language and many interpretations can come out of it. It is the same case as drugs. Bad usage or non medical of drugs is haram for muslims(take drugs until you're drunk or not feeling conscious) . Allah never mentioned not to take drugs. But Allah says never to take something that makes you drunk(or the same effect as taking alcohol). Thus, it is understandable that drugs fall into this category.

4. Your assumption is wrong here. You're assuming that ALL 1.2 billion muslims have not perform Hajj at one moment. This is wrong. At one moment at least half of the population have all ready performed Hajj. And you're assuming all muslims are adults and can afford to go to Makkah? You've forgotten about children, old people, and those who still cannot afford it.

5.The prayer is for us, not for Allah. It is the way to communicate to Allah. If you don't pray, nothing will happen to Allah, but you will distance yourself from Allah and will divert from the right path. The existence of human being itself is no more than just to worship Allah. That is the purpose on why we're created. It is the only way to be saved after you're dead. Its a preparation for your death. Life is like a river that flows onward toward a dreadful end: the Day of Judgment. If you don't pray, you will certainly feel something is missing from your life.

6. Wait a minute? Never? Of course I have pay zakat before. Those who didn't pay, is not a mu'min. He is just a muslim. Fi sabeelillah means fight in the path of Allah. But it doesn't mean we have to carry weapons and kill all non believers. The truth is, it means whatever you do, do it because of Allah and for Islam. For e.g, a muslim must search and eat only Halal food. If the place to eat Halal food is nowhere near you, then you have to go out of town even if it means 100 miles. Now why do you do that? Certainly you can just eat all the other easily accessible but not Halal food.

There is no answer to this except that you're doing it because of Allah. This is considered jihad as well. And right now I'm writing to answer your doubts in Islam, is considered jihad as well. All in the cause of Allah. Charity for the benefits of Islam(e.g build mosque, pay mosque water bill, help poor muslim) is also jihad. War in the name of jihad, is only for last resort. If Allah wanted to create human beings all the same and worship only Allah, He certainly can. But, He didn't do it. He wanted to create other types of creatures other than say, angels who only worship Allah. Humans have free will, while angels do not. That's why they obey Allah all the time. Humans have free will, that's why humans can make the choice to pray to Him or not. Unfortunately for those who do not, will suffer punishment later after he or she dies. It seems that you don't believe in God at all, dhimmi no more. Are you an atheist?

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