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Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence is borne from the Believer’s intimate knowledge and understanding that Allah is ever ready to assist those who strive and struggle in His way. Self-confidence comes from depending upon Allah and knowing that He is there to help you, protect you and shower His mercies upon you: {So he who gives [in charity] and …

Shirk! The Greatest Crime

Shirk! The Greatest Crime

Brother Tim Humble explains why Shirk is the greatest crime in the Islamic faith. He discusses the punishment for shirk as well.

Jinn & Black Magic - Amulets & Taweez

If you wear an amulet with words to apparently protect you against illness of disease then you are actually committing shirk. Wearing amulets are actually forbidden in Islam. This is a very important reminder.

Doubt

Help! Muslims' Actions Make Me Doubt Islam

Wa alaikum ussalam, Thank you for sending in your question to our website, sister. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your conversion to Islam back in the year 2000, despite the doubts and challenges that you have faced in your journey as a Muslim since then. I pray that you are …

Is Jesus The Incarnation of God?

Salam (Peace) Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. To properly understand the nature of Jesus, one has to resort either to a divine source or to what Jesus himself declared and emphasized. It can be proven that the Quran is the word of God, remaining intact as revealed.  In …

Does The Quran Say Jesus Is God? Part 1

Peace be upon you, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. Many misunderstanding or misquote verses from religious books by selecting a statement from a verse, or selecting a whole …

Does The Quran Say Jesus Is God? Part 2

Peace be upon you, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. The third claim is that Jesus (peace be upon him) said about himself that he is the Alpha …

Partners

Repenting from 'Shirk' (Associating Partners with God)

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Safiyyah Ally: OK, Dr. Shabir, here’s a question from a Muslim who says he’s not sure if he’s committed shirk or not and how he can be forgiven. Dr. Shabir Ally: Well, to begin with, …

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 …

Did God Become Man?

Salam, Thank you for your question. Thank you also for your interest to have a clear understanding of the Muslim creed. Muslims believe the following about God (Allah): Allah is Unique and nothing is like unto Him. Allah cannot have a son. Allah has no incarnates. Allah is completely different from His creatures. Allah does …



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