The Qur’an contains passages critical of those who fought against the early Muslims, including some pagans, Christians, Jews, and even hypocrites ...read more →
The Methodology The Glorious Quran is the pure word of God. There is not a single word therein that is not ...read more →
What is Zakat and why should Muslims pay it? Zakat (also known as ‘Zakah’), is the giving of a set amount ...read more →
A pertinent & an important question, Muslims believe “Indeed Allah is All-Powerful (Al-`Aziz) and He is able to do all things ...read more →
Which Arabs and Muslims and which Jews are you referring to? Throughout the world where Arabs, Muslims and Jews are living ...read more →
Sharia comes from an Arabic word meaning “path to the water.” Sharia is often translated as “Islamic law,” which is not ...read more →
Why do Muslims believe that if a person is a good person throughout his or her life, but does not believe in Allah, he will go to hell?
Islam is very clear in the fact that only those who believed in God in the pure monotheistic manner as described ...read more →
Drawing living things on a whole are frowned upon, and in certain schools of thought considered completely forbidden. Generally, the Prophets ...read more →
The majority of Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad is the final prophet on the grounds that the Qur’an and hadith ...read more →
Some Muslim scholars hold the view that there were female prophets. Two of the women regarded by these scholars as prophets ...read more →
Why do Muslims believe that they must suffer so much in this life, especially the innocent, such as children?
This is a challenging issue for all religions that proclaim a belief in a God who is at once omnipotent and ...read more →
Jesus is a revered prophet and messiah in Islam. The Islamic tradition believes Jesus will return as messiah and defeat the ...read more →
The term “hijab—الحجاب” literally means a cover, curtain or screen. It is not a technical term used in Islamic jurisprudence for the dress ...read more →
Jihad جهاد in Arabic does not mean “holy war.” It literally means “to strive, to apply oneself, to struggle, to persevere.” ...read more →
Allāh الله is simply the Arabic word for “The God.” This is the God of Abraham. Christians speaking Arabic would say ...read more →
Why do Muslims are isolated from education? What is Islam’s view about education, science and technology?
The framework of Islamic thought represents a comprehensive view of life and the universe. A Muslim is therefore required to acquire both ...read more →
Islam came as a message of guidance from God to all creation at a time when ignorance and corruption were universal. ...read more →
No one can deny that the Muslim world has been in decline for several centuries, the causes of which go back ...read more →
Humanity lives crowded together in an increasingly small world of various cultures. Undoubtedly, Western culture is the dominant influence in the ...read more →
Why do Muslims are intolerant towards other religions? How are Muslims supposed to treat people of other faiths?
Tolerance is the attitude that should govern the dealings of all people with one another. Religious tolerance is an essential principle ...read more →
What is meant by testimony is: giving information by which something is known to be true and correct. With regard to ...read more →
The Islamic system of property distribution after death is based on rulings ordained by God in the Qur’an. It abolished the ...read more →
As mentioned previously, punishment in Islam has a social purpose, which is to dissuade others from committing the same crime. People ...read more →
The Arabic word shari’ah refers to the laws and way of life prescribed by God for his servants. It deals with ...read more →
One cannot be a Muslim if he does not believe in Jesus as well as all other prophets sent by God ...read more →
Opponents of Islam sometimes allege that Muhammad himself wrote the Qur’an or that he copied or adapted it from previous scriptures. ...read more →
Why do Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad is the last messenger of Allah? Haven’t there been others after him?
Prophethood is not something acquired by a person who proves himself worthy, nor is it granted in recognition of piety. Prophethood ...read more →
Prophet Muhammad disclosed that God rewards according to the intention of each individual. The non-believer expects to be rewarded for his ...read more →
There are many areas in which religions agree, but there are also significant theological and practical differences between them. Undeniably, one ...read more →
Some Important Questions
- Why are there so many Muslims terrorists?
- Why are there some references in the Qur’an that are highly critical of Christians and Jews?
- Why is the Qur’an considered the only ‘preserved’ book of revelation from God?
- Why do Muslims revere Mary?
- Why did Prophet Muhammad marry so many women?
- Why do Muslims pay 2.5% of their wealth to the poor?
- Why do muslims believe Allah Allows Suffering and Evil in the World?
- Why do muslims fast?
- Why do Muslims forbid Interest based transaction?
- Why is there so much conflict between Arab/Muslims and Jews?
What is Islam?
“Islam” is an Arabic word which means peaceful, willing submission – submission to the code of conduct ordained by God. So Islam is a religion, but it is also a complete way of life based upon a voluntary relationship between an individual and his Creator. It is the way of life ordained by God which was taught by each of His prophets and messengers. What distinguishes Islam from other religions is that it refuses to accept any form of creation whatsoever as a deity worthy of worship. Instead, it emphasizes the exclusive worship of the one God who created the entire universe and to whom all creation will eventually return.
Monotheism is the foundation of Islam and its most important concept which cannot be compromised in any way. Not only is God acknowledged as the sole creator and sustainer of everything in existence, but Islam declares that He is the only true deity and He alone is worthy to be worshipped. Further, it recognizes that the attributes of God are nothing like those of His creation and cannot be compared to it; He is absolute, perfect and unique.