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Inner Peace

How to Attain Inner Peace and Strength?

Short Answer: All Muslims are encouraged to work on self-development, the struggle against the self. It involves dissolving negative emotions such as greed, jealousy, envy, deceit, and hypocrisy. When we do that, we are more able to have control of our ego and our will, and we find inner peace. ______________________________________ Salam (Peace) Janet, Thank you …

interfaith dialogue

Fight the Unbelievers? What About Interfaith Dialogue?

Salam Erin, Thank you very much for your question. It is a pleasure to answer it because there are so many misconceptions out there about Islam. The idea of Muslims fighting non-believers is one of the most widely-spread misconceptions, partly because those who have a dislike for Islam and Muslims confuse people with this idea. In …

Peace Permanently

How to Achieve Inner Peace Permanently?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Nouman Ali Khan addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Great question. It’s actually a beautiful question and Allah (Azza wajal) describes in the ayah that I recited before [quoting Quran in Arabic]. Right? It’s a beautiful answer. Allah (Azza wajal) is saying which …

How Can I Tell People that Islam Is Peaceful

How Can I Tell People that Islam Is Peaceful?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your reaction is quite a normal one and it is becoming the common reaction of Muslims around the world, who are tired of having to apologize for the behavior of other Muslims and who wish the world could see Islam as …

Does Islam Deserve the Title "Religion of Peace"?

Does Islam Deserve the Title "Religion of Peace"?

Salam (Peace) Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. If we look at any religion we find there are variations in the practice of the adherents to that religion. The differences are usually described as geographical or cultural. To study a religion we need to go to the sources; …

Killing Infidels

Killing Infidels: How Can Islam Stand for Peace?

Salam (Peace) Dear Norman, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Islam does not believe in killing the infidels; rather it believes in conveying the “message of peace.” The word “Islam” itself is derived from the Arabic word ‘salam‘ which means peace. Thus, the word that stands for the religion of God, …

Is Islam a Logical Religion

Is Islam a Logical Religion?

Salam (Peace) Dear Robin, Thank you for your question which is interesting and challenging at the same time. It seems that the many anti-Islam campaigns that are widespread these days have succeeded in igniting public sentiments against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Islam is always associated with the name Muhammad as its …

How Hajj Promotes Peace and Unity

How Hajj Promotes Peace and Unity

To the righteous Muslim who has never gone for hajj, the aspiration to embark upon this once-in-a-lifetime journey manifests itself in their psyche as the ultimate “dream come true.” This journey involves repenting for all their past wrongdoings, becoming closer to Allah, turning over a completely new leaf, and resolving to acquire a higher level …

Supporting Terrorism

Supporting Terrorism?

Salam (Peace) Dear Andrew, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. First of all, I would like to tell you that your finding that “a large number of Islamic faithful people support terrorist type of attacks” is a hasty conclusion. But any person, who is following the media presentations of the present …

If Islam teaches peace, why are there radical Muslims

If Islam Teaches Peace, Why Are there Radical Muslims?

Salam (Peace) Dear Reader, I would like to sincerely thank you for sending your question, and for your desire to gain knowledge and come to a greater understanding of the world around you. I pray that you find answers that satisfy your mind and heart here- God willing. Now let me ask you a question: If …



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