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4 Things Helped Early Muslims Withstand Persecution in Makkah

4 Things Helped Early Muslims Withstand Persecution in Makkah

The persecution that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and his Companions went through in Makkah was incredible. The stories of torture that was heaped on Muslims ruthlessly in those bitter days and the remarkable endurance shown by the believers pose important questions: – How were the Prophet and His Companions able to …

The Parable of Light

Comprehending What's In Surat An-Nur

Surat An-Nur or Light in Arabic is the 24th surah of the Qur’an. The Medinan surah contains 64 verses. It’s located in the Juz’ number 18 of the Holy Qur’an. Surat An-Nur was revealed shortly before or after the Battle of the Trench in 5 AH.

Those who Trust Allah Never Lose Hope

Those who Trust Allah Never Lose Hope

One of the important characteristics of a Muslim is that he remains in a positive state of mind, whatever the circumstances. He tries for the best and look for wisdom. A Muslim is never in despair, not even in most difficult moments…

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.

Still Muslim

Am I Still Muslim if I Don't Pray or Follow All The Rules?

Short Answer: Yes,you are still a Muslim, as long as you recognize andbelieve in God and His messengersand so on, and you recognize that you need to do more.Imam Abu Hanifaand his school (Rahim Allah) had the view that so long as the person recognizes their obligations, then they still are Muslims even though they’re …

Allah's Promise To The Believers - About Islam

Allah's Promise To The Believers

Allah promised those who hold tight to the deen that we will inherit all that is the Earth. Allah promises that this deen will prevail even if it takes 10, 20, 100 years.

The Qiblah, Believers and Satan's Real Power

The Qiblah, the Believers, and Satan's Real Power

In order to counter Satan’s horizontal advances, believers from all sides of the earth constantly face the Holy Mosque (qiblah), both physically with their actual faces and spiritually with the “faces” of their hearts. That allows them either to sidestep…

Lessons from the Quran: How to Live the ‘Good Life’

How to Live the ‘Good Life’? 6 Lessons from the Quran

Which one of us does not want to live a good life? One without worries, hardships, problems, and difficulties? A life full of blessings, happiness, good times, and ease? It would not be too far-fetched to say that everyone desires to live the best life…

Judgment Day - Will We Be Given a Second Chance?

Judgment Day - Will We Be Given a Second Chance?

How can we justify an afterlife? Well, where else can the injustices of this life be rectified, if not in an afterlife? What we perceive to be injustices in this worldly life would be a poor reflection upon God’s sense of fairness, if these “injustices” aren’t offset by appropriate rewards…

Why God Allowed Confusion About the Crucifixion?

Why Did God Allow Confusion About the Crucifixion?

Salam Dear Ali, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In fact, it is not really accurate to think that Allah “fooled” all the onlookers (of the crucifixion) or the later generations. The Quran does not say so. Please read the actual verse, which says what means: {That they said (in …

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