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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 …

Allah Jehovah

Is Allah Jehovah, God of the Old Testament in the Bible?

Short Answer:  Muslims, Christians and Jews believe there is only one God, the Creator of the universe. The God of the Quran is the same as the God of the Torah and the Gospel. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) never claimed that he was teaching a new religion. He said that his mission was to restore …

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.

pray name Muhammad

Do Muslims Pray "In the Name of Muhammad"?

Short Answer: No, absolutely not. Muslims do not worship Muhammad like some Christians worship Jesus. He was only a man, a very good man, but a man, nonetheless. We only ever pray to God, using God’s name(s), as we do not believe that people need an intercessor between us and God. Salaam alaykum, peace and blessings of …

Holiest City

How Did Our Holiest City Start?

Makkah is the most sacred place on earth for Muslims. It’s a city in the Tihamah plain of western Arabian Peninsula. It lies at 70 km inland from the Red Sea in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. According to 2012 estimates, Makkah had roughly two million people, although visitors …

true monotheism

True Monotheism: What's Wrong With The Trinity?

Short Answer: Although both Muslims and Christians agree that there is only One God—the message of both Prophet Muhammad and Jesus—later teachings in Christianity teach a corrupted message, one not in line with true monotheism. “The Christian belief in Trinity undermines, contravenes, and invalidates the belief in Oneness. Christians say, God is One, but at the …


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 …

not religious

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 …

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