Telegrams from Makkah
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Musings from Makkah by a student of Islamic Law (non-vegan edition)
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This is a video showing people who are colorblind wearing special glasses allowing them to see color for the first time in their lives.

Imagine, if this is the reaction of a person seeing the beauty of the creation for the first time, what of the Creator? May Allah bless us all to see His Face in Jannah.

سبحان الله وبحمده، سبحان الله العظيم
Forwarded from KR (أبو عبد الرحمن المكي)
You don't have to be Einstein to recognise the Zionist state as a terrorist operation, but it helps.
Forwarded from S AbuLaith
Part two of the consciousness discussion on TAP.

Consciousness is one of the biggest challenges to materialism - the idea that reality can be reduced to materialistic interactions of fundamental physical substances.

Consciousness though seems to escape this particular paradigm. There seems to be more than matter that is required for an explanation for the phenomena called consciousness. This conclusion on the face of it might seem trivial but it has real implications not least of which is that it destroys atheism on a reductive materialistic paradigm.

However materialists try to fight back and claim with more research in this area we will discover that consciousness is a product of materialism. They thus try and provide various explanations from functionalism, emergentism to the edges of what maybe considered materialism like panpsychism.

So could these explanations provide answers to consciousness with more research or are they doomed to fail because they are still fundamentally stuck with an in principle problem?

Tomorrow’s show will look at these and other questions and features Brother Hamza Hamza Andreas Tzortzis who has his masters in the subject of the hard problem of consciousness.

There will also be opportunity for call ins too.


https://youtu.be/g3hB7hJW1C0
Forwarded from Asif Uddin
Just take 1 minute out from whatever you’re doing and listen to this and reflect
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Indeed, the righteous will be amid Gardens and springs.
˹It will be said to them,˺ “Enter in peace and security.”
We will remove whatever bitterness they had in their hearts. In a friendly manner, they will be on thrones, facing one another.
No fatigue will touch them there, nor will they ever be asked to leave.
Inform My servants ˹O Prophet˺ that I am truly the All-Forgiving, Most Merciful,
and that My torment is indeed the most painful.

15:45-50
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Uthman b Affan RadiAllahuanhu said: I read the Quran cover to cover, and no verse gave ne more optimism than this one:

“Inform My servants ˹O Prophet˺ that I am truly the All-Forgiving, Most Merciful” (15:49)
Forwarded from KR (أبو عبد الرحمن المكي)
The whole of Dr. Hatem al-Hajj's translation of Imam Abu Ismail al-Harawi's manual on tasawwuf, Manazil al-Sa'irin, is available here with Arabic text, and also Dr. Hatem's lectures commenting on the text:

https://www.stationsofthetravelers.com/

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim also has a famous commentary on this text, titled Madarij al-Salikin.
Forwarded from The Legacy Institute
Lesson 3: Ahkam (cont'd) and Epistemological Terminology

Ahkam (cont'd)

* The relationship between Makruh and Khilaf al-Awla revisited
* Sahih and Batil, examples of each; a note on terminological differences

Epistemological Terms
* Ilm
* Jahl
* Ilm Daruri
* Ilm Muktasab
* Nazar
* Istidlal
* Dalil
* Zann
* Shakk


* On the existence of Qat'i and Zanni in the sharia

Usul al-Fiqh
* Defining Usul al-Fiqh
* The chapters of Usul al-Fiqh

https://youtu.be/S4Qd7uTO3iM
The Prophet ﷺ said about the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” [Bukhari]