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by The Cat
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: God & Religion
Topic: What is god?
Replies: 151
Views: 47829

Re: What is god?

What we can say it that there is rather a long bridge to cross from that idea to the God religions discuss. But is an abstract concept real? I still remember this definition from Nicolas de Cusa about God in his Docte Ignorantia: ''That by which opposites co-exist''. For Cusanus, docta ignorantia m...
by The Cat
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Surviving Retirement
Replies: 13
Views: 5897

Re: Surviving Retirement

Thanks for your tips and cheerings. I'm getting used to living somehow in slow motion, and then look at all these persons ever in a hurry, whom I was alike. I traveled to my heart content. It would takes many lines just to name the cities, from Mexico to Vancouver, London to Jerusalem via Istanbul, ...
by The Cat
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Surviving Retirement
Replies: 13
Views: 5897

Re: Surviving Retirement

I don't know why he not trust hundreds of scholars who have studied the hadith in every detail, and who tell him which ones are reliable. But I know he believes in the Koran and the prophet, so he is a good person. Tell me how those not believing in the prophet and the Koran are forcibly bad person...
by The Cat
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Surviving Retirement
Replies: 13
Views: 5897

Surviving Retirement

Hi folks... I just retired from my long-time job, at 65, to enter into this stage of life where we want to think over almost everything from A to Z. I didn't want to produce anything, after so many years into the writing, music, searching, learning, and of course my main job in the landing/gardening...
by The Cat
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Polling Booth
Topic: Are the prophetic hadiths legally and historically genuine?
Replies: 21
Views: 24418

Re: Are the prophetic hadiths legally and historically genui

1. Certainly most Muslims would not see that. Why do we have stoning of an adulterer, for example? 2. When we carry out a will and testament do we not obey the wishes of a dead person? 1. Repeating: no hadith has the reliability required to be part of the Sharia, which this poll is all about. And b...
by The Cat
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Polling Booth
Topic: Are the prophetic hadiths legally and historically genuine?
Replies: 21
Views: 24418

Re: Are the prophetic hadiths legally and historically genui

how does the verse (16:116) rebuke the hadith which reported the teachings, deeds and sayings of Muhammad? afterall, quran 4:59 said: O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, ...
by The Cat
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"
Replies: 224
Views: 73705

Re: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"

Regarding Qiblas, enough is said. You quoted Jacob of Edessa from your Islamic source without noticing how a blunder it was. The Arabs he wrote turned east to pray from Cairo, while Mecca is fully SOUTH from it. Get it? You're eluding too that the context of s48 is about the negotiations made at Hu...
by The Cat
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"
Replies: 224
Views: 73705

Re: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"

1.OK, I have no problems with Mecca not being a major centre of trade or a "mother of cities", clearly later embellishments/exaggerations. 2. But Mecca is mentioned in the Qur'an. Are you saying this too is a later addition? 3. And as to this Petra idea, it does not agree with with the map you prov...
by The Cat
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?
Replies: 33
Views: 11356

Re: Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?

the first time Mohammed was mentioned in writing was some 69 years after his death, you say. OK, so this means what? Again I do not find that odd We have no archeological records at all, not a hint before 685 about this Muhammad ruling all over Arabia between 630-632 (?), sending letters to kings (...
by The Cat
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: Did I miss The Cat`s answer?
Replies: 21
Views: 5300

Re: Did I miss The Cat`s answer?

Claiming that Abraham was a muslim or islam is older than quran makes sense only if one believes in quran. Anyone quoting the Koran becomes a Muslim by default? :musilmah: 22.78: He hath chosen you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He ...
by The Cat
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The laws within the Qur'an - discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 5929

Re: The laws within the Qur'an - discussion

Buddhism is older than the Roman Empire. This is another case of interpretation gone hay-wire. Or is it rather that you didn't check before such conclusion... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_Buddha" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Foucher especially considered Hellenistic free-s...
by The Cat
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?
Replies: 33
Views: 11356

Re: Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?

manfred wrote:Note: I have moved this article to the discussion area first so that it can be explored and examined before it is assigned to the resources centre.
OK. Yet it's solely made of resources on the topic...
by The Cat
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"
Replies: 224
Views: 73705

Re: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"

the BIBLICAL Abraham came from Ur in Chaldea, so obviously he assumed the domus Abrahae has to be found there too. And, this does not fit in with your previous thesis about the Qibla... This is the oldest external location of Mecca that we have. And it's far from Arabia. So where was it? Not where ...
by The Cat
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"
Replies: 224
Views: 73705

Re: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"

Anyone reading you should by now know that you are a troll who keeps on arguing infinitely even when you do not have a point. Translation: I can't refute the arguments therein, so I leave tail between legs like those Islamic apologists I aim to defend. http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?...
by The Cat
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?
Replies: 33
Views: 11356

Re: Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?

I wonder what's so great in that thread that so many people are wasting their time reading it. Muhammad: Myth vs Reality http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5518" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Maybe because of the incessant beatings you took from page 8 and on, espe...
by The Cat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The laws within the Qur'an - discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 5929

Re: The laws within the Qur'an - discussion

You never answered anything that is relevant but what is there is in that link The Cat? Maybe because you don't questions properly. I've stated that the Koranic 'Din' is acquainted with the Hindu 'Sanatana Dharma' and the Persian 'Daena' could fit too. They all mean ''The Eternal Law' or like I've ...
by The Cat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?
Replies: 33
Views: 11356

Was 'Islam' formely a Christian Heresy?

Many evidences are now pointing to such conclusion, as being ''The heresy of the Ishmaelites'' of John of Damascus. For one thing, we never hear of words like 'Islam', 'Muslims' in any external testimony before the ninth century. A) Inscriptions The Muawiya inscription at the bath of Gadara, no ment...
by The Cat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"
Replies: 224
Views: 73705

Re: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"

Jacob Of Edessa which attests to the fact that early muslims prayed facing Kaba. First there was a billion kaaba. Then, can't you read: ''the Mahgraye who are there pray to the west, towards the Ka‘ba; and those who are to the south of and those who are to the south of the Ka‘ba pray to the north, ...
by The Cat
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The laws within the Qur'an - discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 5929

Re: The laws within the Qur'an - discussion

Whenever you come up with anything meaningful over this subject, I'll gladly answer.

In the meantime
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by The Cat
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Islam: Questioned, Defended, & Explained
Topic: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"
Replies: 224
Views: 73705

Re: The significance of "Reliance of the traveler"

I have not read any response for that from The Cat... Clearly both you and SNB have not good memory. Please read all this insightful debate! http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?p=130487#p130487" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?p=...