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Tips to Eliminate Racism in Muslim Community

Tips to Eliminate Racism in Muslim Community

Racism is an old disease. In fact, it is as old as Satan, who refused to accept Adam (peace and blessings be upon him). For him, Adam is from clay, an inferior material. How can Muslims protect themselves from falling in this sin? Watch this video by Imam Abdullah Hakim Quick for the answer. More …

guidance responsibility

Between Divine Guidance and Personal Responsibility

Short Answer: Guidance to Islam is absolutely a divine gift from Allah. But we, as human beings, are responsible for heeding that guidance or not, and we must face the consequences of that choice, good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is very …

Cargill Violated Muslim Workers Rights: Equality Commission

A leading American civil rights group welcomed on Wednesday, August 9, the determinations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finding reasonable cause that Cargill violated Muslim employees right for religious accommodation.

Do Muslims Need Shura Training?

A successful shura process enables people to look at the matter to be decided from different angles and identify the threats and opportunities in each alternative, thereby in the end reaching an informed, wise decision on the best option to implement…

Why Don’t Muslims Accept Universal Human Rights?

Salam (Peace), Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Though the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is called “universal”, one of the assumptions constantly voiced by its secular proponents is the idea that these rights are irrelevant to the worldview of religion in general and Islam in particular. If this is accepted, their claim …

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 …

Top 10 Myths about Islam - More Myths Busted

Historically, Islam has always respected and upheld the principle of freedom of religion. The Quran and other principle texts including the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) preach tolerance towards other religions and non-believers…

Protection of Refugees in Shariah & International Law

Protection of Refugees in Shariah & International Law (Part 1)

As I watch in dismay, like millions around the world, the ongoing troubling situations in the US with regard to the latest decision by the new US administration to ban refugees from certain Muslim countries, and all what this has led to, i.e. chaos, rebuke, condemnations and protests sweeping the entire country, I find myself …

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 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 …

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