This is part of the Darsul Quran on habit formation. I explore more deeply the principles given in the book, Atomic Habits, and the parallels in Islamic Teachings. I also quote some verses of the Holy Quran which teach the same principles.
One of my duroos this Ramazan (2021) discusses habit formation. I discuss a great book on the topic, Atomic Habits, and explore how the tips and techniques of habit formation can be applied towards spiritual and religious goals. I explore how these tips and techniques are also found in Islam. For the YouTube video of this Dars, go here: https://youtu.be/Dvau-wvNw7A
#Jesus #DeityofChrist #DavidWood This is a response to David Wood's video entitled, "Where did Jesus say, 'I am God, worship me'?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-lLTfCI7c&t=0s
Farhan Iqbal and Shahrukh Abid discuss the various quotations from the Bible that are presented to make the case for the deity of Jesus Christ. According to both the Bible and the Quran, the language used for Prophets of God refers to their special relationship with God. This is because Prophets are manifestations of Divine attributes. They come to this world to do God's work.
Comparing the language used in the Bible for the Prophets of God with the language used regarding Jesus, we come to the conclusion that there is not much difference. Why does the use of the same language make Jesus God but not any of the past Prophets like Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah, etc.?
We directly respond in this video to quotations from the Bible that David Wood brings up in order to prove the deity of Jesus Christ.
#Islam #Christianity #AhmadiyyaIslam Shahrukh and I discuss some recent interactions we have had with Christians. We also discuss Tony Costa's recent interview with CIRA International where he stated many falsehoods about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. We also made clear the case for the death of Jesus (as) as discussed in the writings of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as). Here is the video of Tony Costa for those who wish to see it first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjSozakpfLk&t=1831s
Maarij, Farhan and Shahrukh discuss a recently released book, The Folly of Atheism, that the three wrote together. How did this project begin? What does it set out to do? What are the themes and unique features of this book? These are the kind of questions discussed in this podcast.
You can order your copy from www.BooksonIslam.org.
One of our listeners asked a follow-up question to Ep. 101 on marriage, via ask.fm:
"I listened to your conviction project podcast on marriage - could you touch upon how to select your partner + the rishta process? Should we simply select someone because theyre pious even if we arent attracted to them? How should we be feeling in this stage or the process? Should there be butterflies in our stomach when we see them for the second time (with their family)? & if we dont feel those types of feelings, does that mean that person isnt for us? Theyre a good person but just not a match for us?"
In this episode, Shahrukh and I discuss these questions at length.
One of the books we discussed is "My Mariam". Its translation can be found here: https://www.alhakam.org/my-maryam/
Maarij and Farhan discuss the issue with publication of caricatures of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa). Should freedom of speech have limits? Should freedom of expression be censored? Is that what Islam teaches?
An article quoted in this website can be seen here: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/25656/a-french-imams-response-to-barbaric-terrorist-attack-in-france/
Shahrukh and Farhan discuss their next project: A book that discusses the various aspects of marriage in Islam. Growing up in the West, some young Muslims face difficulties related to marriage. The book will act as a helpful guide to navigating the challenges of modern day living, while not compromising the principles of the Islamic faith.
Maarij and Farhan discuss the release of Farhan's new book, The Myth of the Divinity of Jesus Christ. Farhan speaks about the background to this project, how it came to be, and what are its goals. He also speaks of some of the unique features of this book.
This book can be purchased on Amazon.
In this episode, I and Shahrukh discuss an interview of Nicholas Evans on the Islamic Books Podcast. He speaks of his research of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Qadian, India, and discusses some of the themes of his new book, Far from the Caliph's Gaze. Both Shahrukh and I have not yet read his book, but we discuss some of his comments about the Jama'at and the issues that we have with some of his statements. Hopefully, we will get to read his book and do another podcast more specific to his book in the near future, Insha Allah!
The Conviction Project is switching to Anchor. For most of our listeners, this is not going to impact them at all. However, for SoundCloud followers, this may impact them. Please take note that this change will happen by the end of September, 2020, Insha Allah!
In Jan. 2020, we were invited to do a podcast with the hosts of the Doubts Aloud podcast. The original episode has already been published on their channel. We are publishing the same episode on our channel, with their permission. The conversation surrounded apostasy, and those parts of the Quran that didn't make sense to the hosts. It was a very respectful and enjoyable dialogue.
A former Ahmadi Muslim, now born again Christian, Omar Ahmad, reached out to me for a debate on the subject of Tauheed and Trinity. The focus was on methodology based on a debate I had with Dr. Tony Costa a few years ago. For some background information, you can check out the original debate here: https://youtu.be/485qsV0mO4M
In this video/podcast, we discuss what differences (if any) exist between the genders. We also try to navigate the nuances of "equality". Is equality absolute? Should men and women be treated equally in all cases and circumstances? What about sports? Is it fairer to say that women are superior to men in certain respects, and men are superior to women in certain respects?
ARTICLE: Gender Differences in Personality
ARTICLE: Men are stronger than women in some ways
ARTICLE: Sex Verification Testing
ARTICLE: Women are stronger than men in some ways
Hazrat ‘Aishah (ra) was revered by the Companions of the Holy Prophet (sa) and they considered her a teacher of Hadith:
RESEARCH: Men and things, women and people: a meta-analysis of sex differences in interests
Religion gives us the Word of God, and science shows us the Act of God. This is argued in the foreword of the book, “Christianity: A Journey from Facts to Fiction”, by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh):
Reflecting on the recent debate: Is the God of the Bible the same as the God of the Quran? by Maarij & Farhan. Leaving you with no doubts about Islam. Have doubts? Reach us at email@example.com