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Old 09-06-2015, 11:15 PM
 
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What is the Difference between 'Millat' and 'Deen'?

Millat:
2:130. And who [will] forsaketh [turn away from] the religion [millati] of Abraham save him [the infidel] who befooleth himself? Verily We chose him [Abraham] in the world, and lo! in the Hereafter he [Abraham] is among the righteous.

16:123. And afterward We inspired thee (Muhammad, saying): Follow the Religion [millata] of Abraham, as one by nature upright. He [Abraham] was not of the idolaters.

12:38. And I have followed the religion [millat] of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It never was for us to attribute aught as partner to Allah. This is of the bounty of Allah unto us (the seed of Abraham) and unto mankind; but most men give not thanks.

Deen:
30:43. So set thy purpose resolutely for the right religion [lilddeeni], before the inevitable Day cometh from Allah. On that Day mankind will be sundered
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:22 AM
 
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Millati مِّلَّةِ is more like denomination. De'en means Religion and Life the concepts are inseperable. Millati is the methodology used as part of one's de'en For example the Millati of Abraham's (PBUH) De'en was montheism.
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