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Is Bowing Before Someone a Kind of Shirk

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 …

Abraham’s path was to be filled with pain, hardship, trial, opposition, and heartache; his father and people rejected his message; his call fell on deaf ears; they would not reason. Instead, he was challenged and mocked

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

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

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 and Jesus is not God

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 …

Why Do Muslims have Differences with Other Religions

Why Do Muslims have Differences with Other Religions?

Salam (Peace) Dear Reader, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Every religion is different from another in many ways and also at the same time they are similar in many ways. The question seems to suggest that Islam is the only religion different from other religions. However, this is not the case. Judaism …

What Is the Difference Between Atheism and Monotheism?

What Is the Difference Between Atheism and Monotheism?

Salam Dear Jibril, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. I really like your questions because they are both intriguing and challenging. But let me explain first that there is a big difference between the concept of monotheism and the concept of atheism. If people who say that atheism is not a …

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

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

Salam (Peace) Dear Emanual, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Jews believe that the whole universe is the creation of One God called Jehovah. Christians – unless they are misguided – also believe that there is only One God, Who is the Creator of the universe. As for Muslims, they too …



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