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Why Do We Respect The People of The Book?

Short Answer: Because God commanded us to respect them. They have deviated from true Monotheism, but we still have much in common, including our love for the same prophets. Asalamu Alaikum Abdul Rahman. Thank you very much for your question. Both Groups Deviated From The Truth It is true that all the prophets of Allah preached the same …

Old Testament Prophecy

Old Testament Prophecy: Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?

Short Answer: The Quran views the Jews and Christians as Muslims (i.e. those who submit to God’s will), i.e. IF they obey the Law of God. This points to the fundamental truth that is exemplified in the present dilemma in Jerusalem. If the Jews, Christians and Muslims – that is their leaders and scholars – can …

Beyond Worship - UK Mosques Doing it Right

It’s far too easy to point out poorly behaving mosques across the UK, but after last week’s Visit My Mosque day, we are happy to report many mosques are making great strives to support their communities and beyond. Several mosques in the UK have hosted open door events for decades, and over 200 took place in …

Toronto Multi-faith Coalition Breaks Silence about Violence against Women

TORONTO – World Interfaith Harmony Week is being celebrated in Toronto this week with a series of multi-faith gatherings including a forum of Faith leaders held on Tuesday, February 5th to discuss the common experiences of religious communities around the issue of violence against women. The event themed ‘Break the Silence’ was hosted by the …

Argumentative Questioners

Dealing With Argumentative Questioners of Islam

Short Answer: First, before meeting mosque guests, make du`aa (supplication) and ask Allah to put the words into your mouth. Then let Him do the talking. Try to remain calm throughout the interview. If they try to raise an objection to one verse or hadith, try to counter it with another or the tafseer (explanation) if you know it. This is where your …

5th Peace Forum in Muslim Societies Inaugurated in UAE

5th Peace Forum in Muslim Societies Inaugurated in UAE

ABU DHABI – The 5th Annual Conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies was inaugurated yesterday, December 5, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Urdu Point reported. The three-day event is being organized under the theme, “Alliance of Virtues: An Opportunity for Global Peace“. Some 800 representatives of various religions, international human rights organizations, and a …

Mosques

Can People of Other Faiths Enter Mosques?

Short Answer: Our mosques should be open to people of all faiths or none, including Friday prayers. Muslims should open their mosques so that non-Muslims can visit. _____________________________________ Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Ilyas Ally: Dr. Shabir, the question we have …

London Borough Celebrates Diversity in Week-long Events

LONDON – The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in Greater London is hosting week-long events to celebrate diversity, encourage multicultural and close communities, Barking and Dagenham Post reported Wednesday. “Barking and Dagenham is a wonderfully diverse borough, and it is fantastic to know that people will be sharing their beliefs and values with each …

Canadian Project Finds Common Ground for Muslims, Catholics

On the surface, it was speeches and a light meal, but on a deeper level it was building relationships EDMONTON – Local Catholic and Muslim leaders in Edmonton, Canada, have organized a ‘Meet&Greet’ event to create mutual understanding between the two religious communities for a “deeper way of tolerance and coexistence”. “The most dangerous challenge …



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