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Jesus or Muhammad – Whose Teaching Method is Tough?

Jesus or Muhammad – Whose Teaching Method is Tough?

Many people who superficially compare Islam and Christianity have this same idea that Jesus emphasized heaven, love, peace, and forgiveness while Muhammad taught about hell, punishment, waged war and was harsh or even threatening…


What It Feels Like to Flee Your Home

In the middle of the night you’re loaded onto a ship with other refugees. You are lucky: your whole family can travel. The ship is so full that it threatens to capsize. You pray that you don’t drown. The people around you are crying and screaming.

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Religion in Battle: How it’s a Winning Factor

Many wars have been fought throughout history of humankind for religious reasons, namely the European wars of religion of the 16th and 17th centuries, Muslim conquests of the 7th to 19th centuries, and the Christian Crusades of the 11th to 13th centuries and the Spanish Reconquista of the 8th to 15th centuries.

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan inventor Massoud Hassani has designed a wind-powered ball for clearing minefields. Now in the Netherlands, Hassani grew up in Afghanistan, where he and his brother often made their own wind-powered toys. The detonator, called Mine Kafon, is designed in the shape of a ball, made of an iron casing core surrounded by dozens of …

Top 10 Myths about Islam - More Myths Busted

Historically, Islam has always respected and upheld the principle of freedom of religion. The Quran and other principle texts including the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) preach tolerance towards other religions and non-believers…

Islam - A Religion of War and Violence?

Trying to convince people that Muslims are not terrorists, or that Muslim women are not oppressed, or that not all Muslims represent Islam is becoming increasingly difficult. A Muslim man with a bushy beard is presumed to be planning an attack – on something…

What Is Offensive Jihad?

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 today is about offensive jihad. What is offensive jihad? Dr. Shabir Ally: Well, the concept of offensive jihad, which of course today we do not accept as a religious …

War in Islam- A Solution to Problems

War in Islam: A Solution to Problems?

Salam Dear Suliat, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Before specifically answering your questions, I would like to underscore a few basic principles of Islam. The very word “Islam” signifies peace, particularly the peace we can attain here on earth as well as in the hereafter, by wholeheartedly submitting to Allah. As …

Foreign Policy of Islam: Peace or War?

Does Islam enact enmity against non-Muslims? Is the rule in Islam for any non-Muslim to either take up Islam or else the sword (war)? This write-up discusses what the ground rules of Islam are on this topic.

Islamic Architecture: Between Culture and Faith

Humans must live on friendly terms with nature, as much as such an arrangement is possible, beneficial and needed. Under no circumstances can people in any endeavor of theirs declare a war on the natural environment…

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