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Court Forces Swiss Muslim Girls to Swim with Boys

Court Forces Swiss Muslim Girls to Swim with Boys

Muslim parents will be forced to send their girls to mixed swimming classes with boys after Europe’s rights top court ruled against a Turkish-Swiss couple who argued the classes violated their beliefs.

Death for Criticizing Prophet Muhammad?

Death for Criticizing Prophet Muhammad?

This answer first appeared at www.arabnews.com. It is republished here with kind permission with slight editorial modifications.  Salam Dear Questioner, Thank you for your question. When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) entered Makkah, and it fell to the Muslims, its people were extremely perturbed. For twenty years they had been fighting Islam. They persecuted …

Discrimination: Is it In the East or the West?

Discrimination: Is it In the East or the West?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your question is in no way insulting; we are all in need of clearing any misconceptions about each other’s religion.  This is how we make progress toward understanding each other; this way our differences will no longer become obstacles. Any law, …

Between Divine Guidance and Human Responsibility 01

Between Divine Guidance and Human Responsibility

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. A Narrow Understanding It is very sad to see that your friend has these ideas about God and Islam. I wish that I could tell you it is rare to find people born into Muslim families who have these attitudes and beliefs. …

How Can Old Islam Protect Recent Human Rights

How Can Old Islam Protect Recent Human Rights?

Salam (Peace) Dear John, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Much has been written on Islam and human rights. What today is referred to as human rights has roots, going back far further than you suggest. However, it has been known under other names, such as “natural rights” or “the rights …

Islam and Social Justice (Part 2/2)

Islam and Social Justice (Part 2/2)

“Justice is a comprehensive term, and may include all the virtues of cold philosophy. But religion asks for something warmer and more human,” that is the doing of good deeds such as returning good for evil and giving out in charity to one’s relatives and caring about them. Similarly, all bad deeds should be avoided: anything that is recognized as shameful, unjust, or anything that goes against Allah’s Legislation or our own conscience; all these are to be avoided.

Islam and Social Justice

Islam and Social Justice (Part 1)

Islam has emphasized several principles so that relationships among members of the society may be justly and fairly organized. Foremost among these principles is social justice with all the denotations and connotations the term may involve. The aim behind social justice was to found a society that enjoys peace, fraternity, love, and welfare. Indeed, justice …



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