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"Why Are Muslims So Backward?" A Youth Wonders

"Why Are Muslims So Backward?" A Youth Wonders

The other day a young man came to me in the MSA and asked me a very difficult question. Like many people of our generation, he was struggling to make sense of what is happening in the world today; why the Muslim world was always in the news, typically in a negative manner? His question …

What Really Happened at the Badr Caravan?

What Really Happened at the Badr Caravan?

Despite the safety of the pagan caravan, the Makkan pagans still sent out a battalion for war. If the pagans had not sent forth an army and had recognized Madinah’s right to patrol its perimeters, especially in response to their belligerent activities, Badr would not have happened.

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Tips on How to Deal with an Abusive Husband

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. One of the most common kinds of abuse happens in marriage when one partner abuses the other. Most likely, the husband is the one who abuses …

Does the Quran Promote Wife Beating?

Domestic violence is not just a problem in the US, it is also a problem in the Muslim world. Some critics, however, claim that Islam allows– rather promotes, the beating of women. But, does it?

Muslims Committing Atrocities & Promoting Violence

Why Are The Majority of Atrocities Committed by Muslims?

Salam (Peace) Vipul, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I am sorry to tell you that your allegations against Islam are founded on misunderstandings arising from misinformation. It is true that there are among Muslims, people who indulge in illegal or immoral activities; but this is true of the followers of …

From KKK: This is How I Became Muslim

I began correspondence with the KKK, and upon my release on parole, I was a full-fledged card carrying hate-monger. For the next 3-4 years, my activities were heavily involved in Klan cross-burnings, media appearances, night raids of beatings, property desecrations…

3 Steps to Protecting New Muslims from Extremism

The challenge of extremism is widespread, complex and difficult. However, if we aim to work for the wellbeing of our community and to be inspired by a Prophet who was described as a mercy to all of mankind, we must address this topic.

Why Islam and Not Somewhere Else?

My road to Shahadah began when an admired director, Tony Richardson, died of AIDS. Mr. Richardson was already a brilliant and internationally recognized professional when I almost met him backstage at the play Luther at age 14. Playwriting for me has always been a way of finding degrees of spiritual…



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