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What is the Value of Tawhid (Monotheism)? Part 1

Salam (Peace) Dear Brother, Thank you so much for sending us your message, and for posing your questions respectfully. It is strange, nonetheless, you don’t get the value of tawhid while Jesus (peace be upon him) himself was calling people to tawhid! Tawhid refers to pure monotheism; pure faith in the oneness and uniqueness of …

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Why must I embrace religion as long as I'm a good person?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The key question here is: who defines what a good person is? “Good” and “bad” can be relative terms; What is good for one can be bad for another. If the majority opinion is to be the determining factor of what is …

4 Verses Equal One Third of the Quran

God rejected offspring from the general perspective that it is not befitting, since to have a child would reduce him to the status of His creatures. This answers the question of those who claim that since it is agreed that God can do anything, He should be able to have a son if He wished.

Is Bowing Before Someone a Kind of Shirk?

Salam Alaikum, Thank you for sending in your question to our website. In Islam, the first pillar of faith, and the first article of belief that a person has to possess in order to be Muslim, is monotheism or “tauheed” i.e. belief in only one god. When a Muslim staunchly believes and declares that “there …

The Story of Prophet Abraham: The Father of Prophets

In Islam, Abraham is seen as a strict monotheist who calls his people to the worship of God alone. For this belief, he bears great hardships, even disassociating himself with his family and people through migration to various lands. He is one who fulfills various commandments…

Romans vs. Persians

Investigating Challenges of Surat Ar-Rum

Surat Ar-Rum is the 30th surah of the Holy Qur’an. It consists of 60 verses. The word Rum which literally means Romans occurs in the first verse, referring to the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as the Byzantine Empire.

Who Are The Sabians in The Quran?

Salam (Peace) David, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. The verse you have quoted is: {Verily, those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians [wal-sabi’een], whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does righteous deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no …

Quibbling About Monotheism

Salam (Peace) Peter, Thank you for your very insightful question.  As you have written, the primary testimony of faith in Islam is “la ilaha illa Allah”, which means that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah, the Creator. And you have given the first part of the Nicene Creed as the primary creed of …

Prove the Quran is Correct and Jesus is Not God‏

Asalam Alaikum Rayyan, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. In seeking to answer your question, I have been able to find one hundred and fifty six different translations of the Bible into English. Now, if we are going to take our knowledge about Jesus from the Bible, we must first of all decide …

What is the Value of Tawhid

What is the Value of Tawhid (Monotheism)? Part 2

Part 1        Part 3        Part 4 Salam (Peace) Dear Brother, Thank you so much for sending us your message, and for posing your questions respectfully. So, again, the value of tawhid is to deeply understand God and communicate with Him the way He wants us to communicate with Him. This is why God …

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