The Golden Calf of Islam

In this world, we have one of two choices either the path to God or Satan. [36:60] Did I not covenant with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall not worship the devil? That he is your most ardent enemy? (٦٠) أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ إِلَيْكُمْ يَابَنِي آدَمَ أَنْ لَا تَعْبُدُوا الشَّيْطَانَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُبِينٌ God's path … Continue reading The Golden Calf of Islam

The Motte-And-Bailey Fallacy and Hadith

The motte-and-bailey fallacy (named after the motte-and-bailey castle) is a form of argument and an informal fallacy where an arguer conflates two positions that share similarities, one modest and easy to defend (the "motte") and one much more controversial (the "bailey"). The arguer advances the controversial position, but when challenged, they insist that they are … Continue reading The Motte-And-Bailey Fallacy and Hadith

Janus Words In Quran

In English, Janus words are words that can mean one thing and its opposite, thus creating contradictory meanings. Other names for these kinds of words are also contronyms, auto-antonyms, or antagonyms. Examples of this for the English language are the following. WordMeaning #1Meaning #2Cleaveto divide by or as if by a cutting blowto adhere firmly … Continue reading Janus Words In Quran

Nafl Salat

According to the verses of the Quran, there are five specific times for the Contact Prayers (Salat). Dawn: 24:58, 11:114Noon: 17:86Afternoon: 11:114Sunset: 11:114Night: 24:58 Traditionalists believe that in addition to these five obligatory Salats, one can perform additional non-obligatory Salats that they call Salat Al-Nafl (صلاة النفل). The word Nafl comes from the root ن … Continue reading Nafl Salat