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Question[s] #03-09-19 10:00 PM EST
My question is about using my own opinions in matters where it seems "Islam" just doesn't match up with the way I look at things and to follow my ideas over what the Quran and the hadeeths say.
Is there any problem with me sort of "rethinking" the way Islam should be?
There are a number of things that people say about Islam that make sense, but some things just don't appeal to me and I don't agree with it.
So, what should I do? And does this affect my being a real Muslim?
(a sister - name deleted)
Answer[s] #03-09-19 10:15 PM EST
Here is something that the Quran (which means the "Speech of Allah) says about what the believers are to do when they find something in the Quran and the hadeeths:
Again, in the Quran Allah says:
3:19 "The only deen (way of life in religion) for Allah is the deen of Islam."
3:85 "Whoever seeks a way of life (deen) other than the one that Allah has prescribed (Islam), it will never be accepted from them and in the Hereafter, they will be amongst the losers."
5:3 "On this day have I perfected your religion for you, confirmed my favor upon you, and have chosen for you to submit to me in Islam (as your way of life)."
2:208. O you who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly; and follow not the footsteps of Satan; for he is to you an avowed enemy.
These are more or less the meaning to the English language.
the way, as Muslims we still have the original of the Arabic to
regards your other statements, I would encourage you to read the
an explanation of the meanings of the verses of the Quran,
And read from the authentic hadeeths in Al Arbaeen (40 Hadeeth) by Imam AnNawawi.
read from the "Forty Hadeeth Qudsi"
more that you read from the Book of Allah and the sayings of the
also the nine steps to the purification of the heart that I mentioned
I suggest to the seeker of truth do the following NINE STEPS
Clean their mind, their heart and their soul real good.
The rest is between you and the Almighty Lord of the Universe. If you truly love Him, then He already Knows it and He will deal with each of us according to our hearts.
Until then, Salam alaykum -
has All Knowledge. Any good is from Allah & the mistakes were
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