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The Honor of Being Muslim

Being Muslim Is Honor... Imam Basyouni Explains How

Being a Muslim is a choice, it cannot be forced. Islam addresses our emotions, reason and heart. Why should we submit ourselves to Allah, and to the order of the messenger of Allah? What are the values that Islam focuses on? Imam Waleed Basyouni answers the above questions and more. More Links:

Why Do Islamic Beliefs Appear Irrational to an Outsider

Why Do Islamic Beliefs Appear Irrational to an Outsider?

Short Answer:  Muslims believe that God is different from us. He is not a human being. He is Eternal and there is to Him no equivalent. So understanding what He tells us is limited by our own human senses and God uses human words and human imagery to explain eternal and Divine things. No wonder they …

Money needy

My Parents Get Angry When I Give Money to the Needy

Short Answer: Talk to your parents and find out exactly why they are against you giving money to the needy. Try to consider their perspective, but remind them of the virtue of giving charity as a Muslim, and try to come to a compromise by, perhaps, agreeing as a family on a trusted organization to …

turn cheek

Should Muslims Try to "Turn the Other Cheek"?

Peace, dear reader, Thanks for your question. Imagine this: You are a wealthy, charitable man. You’ve been aiding a poor family member and spending generously on him and his family regularly. You have been doing this for years. One day, false rumors spread about the chastity and honor of your own daughter. The man you’ve …

Western and Islamic Ethics: Different or Similar?

Salam Azhar, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Before discussing the question you pose, we need to have a clear idea of some concepts involved. The implication that arises from your question is that “Western” and “Islamic” are mutually exclusive. As a matter of fact, this need not be the case. …

The Foundation of Islamic Ethics

The Foundation of Islamic Ethics

Morals can either be classified as secular or religious. Secular morality tries to establish a moral system that is independent of God and religious faiths. In terms of motives for morality, various explanations have been given. One explanation is that people are ethical in pursuit of happiness or perfection. Another suggests that pressure by political power …



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