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What Distinguishes Judaism from Islam? Part 1

Salam (Peace) Tina, Shalom aleichem! (As–salamu Alaikum!) Thank you very much for your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. It is very heartening to receive your question. First of all, it is a sincere inquiry from a member of the Jewish community, …

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 …

Do Muslims Worship the Black Stone?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Safiyyah Ally: Welcome back. Now, Dr. Shabir Ally, here’s a question. Can you tell me about the Black Stone in the Kabbah? What is it? Why is it there? And do Muslims worship it? …

Does Pantheism Have Any Place in Islam?

Salam (Peace) Graeme,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question.  First, I would like to correct an error in your question: The Ka`bah is not the Black Stone.  In the Arabic language ka`bah literally means cube. The Ka`bah is the cubic structure built out of stone blocks at the center of the Sacred Mosque in Makkah. It …

The Alleged Shirk of Abraham

Asalamu Alaikum Abdul Rahman, Thank you very much for your question. The word “shirk” is often translated as “idolatry”. It literally means “partnership” or “association.” From the Quranic point of view, shirk is associating a thing, person, or concept with God; believing him, her, or it to be equal to God or to possess qualities only God possesses. If …

Does The Quran Deny Jesus' Divinity?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is: if Jesus was God before he came to earth, but was not God on earth, but fully human; would this be confirming the …

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 …

Hajj: It Is All about God's Oneness

Tawheed” (the Oneness of God) was the message with which all the messengers and prophets were sent to establish on earth. Every prophet was ordered to convey the message of “Tawheed” to his people.

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Who Created Allah?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother in Islam, we commend your pursuit of knowledge and your keenness to understand Islamic beliefs and teachings. We earnestly implore Allah …



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