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The Sharing Group Discussion on Faith Fatigue

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following was posted on The Sharing Group, on the 06th May, 2014, by myself: “I would like to know so that we can all learn and understand, how many of us have ever come to the stage where we almost gave up on Islam.  Could you share what brought you there?  And if applicable, what brought you back?  And if you ever met someone in a similar situation, what would you say to them?”
Brother Roy Nahar: I did.  I gave up on Islam is because every single time I asked something about Islam, the elders keep saying, “Better ask an ustadz.”  The thing is, if I had known an ustadz, I would not have asked him.  My uncle asked if I even knew Surah al-Fatihah and condemned my ignorance in front of his two young sons.  I was embarrassed.  Even though I do know how to recite it, I refused to answer.  The arrogance of the Malay Muslim community in Singapore really turns me off.  After finding out more about Jehovah’s Witnesses, and then, Church of Our Savior, I …

The Sharing Group Discussion on Making Du'a at the Grave

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Sister Peta Stewart posted the following on The Sharing Group on the 26th February, 2015.  She said,“Are you trying to say that it is sunnah to make du’a to a grave?  Actually grave worship is a form of major shirk.”  She quoted the following:

And most of them believe not in Allah without associating (others as partners) with Him! (Surah Yusuf:106)
Is it not to Allah that sincere devotion is due?  But those who take for protectors other than Allah (say), “We only serve them in order that they may bring us nearer to Allah.”  Truly Allah will Judge between them in that wherein they differ.  But Allah Guides not such as are false and ungrateful. (Surah az-Zumar:3)
And she quoted the ahadits recorded by Imam at-Tirmidzi (r.a.), where the Prophet (s.a.w) said, “Verily supplication is worship.”  This is also mentioned by Imam ibn Hajr al-‘Asqalani (r.a.) in Bulugh al-Maram.  She said the ahadits was related by the four a’immah of fiqh, which may have been a…