Class 11/15/08

As-salaamu `alaykum

 

For Islamic Studies, review the following:

 

 

Brilliance of the Minarets Study Guide Lesson #2

 

 

1.  Mention a Verse that proves Allah created and predestined everything?

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the largest single creation?

 

 

 

 

3. Mention a Qur’anic Verse that proves the existence of the ^Arsh.

 

 

 

 

 

4. What did the Prophet (sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam) say about the size of the ^Arsh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. What did Imam ^Aliyy say about the ^Arsh? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Mention a Verse that proves Allah controls the hearts of the people.  Mention a Hadith that proves the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. What was the blasphemous claim of the Mu^tazilah regarding the actions of the humans?

 

 

 

 

8. Mention a verse that proves Allah is the only Creator.

 

 

 

9. What is the meaning of “acquisition”?

 

 

 

 

10. Mention a verse that proves the human does not create his deeds, but merely acquires them.

 

 

 

 

11. Mention a Qur’anic verse that proves Allah is the Creator of human actions.  Mention a Hadith that proves the aforementioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.  Give a brief rational proof that humans cannot be the “creators” of the actions.

 

 

FALLACY

False Dilemma:

A False Dilemma is a fallacy in which a person uses the following pattern of “reasoning”:

     

  1. Either claim X is true or claim Y is true (when X and Y could both be false).
  2. Claim Y is false.
  3. Therefore claim X is true.

Please review the above info and be ready to discuss in class.

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