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Compulsion in Religion: Why Two Interpretations? - About Islam

Compulsion in Religion: Why Two Interpretations?

Short Answer:Islam does not allow compulsion in religion, as God clearlysaid in the Quran in verse (2:256). Islam is a religion of peace. It is a religion of tolerance and respect. The very word “Islam” comes from a root word meaning both peace and submission (to God). _____________________________________ Salam(Peace), Thank you for contacting About Islam …

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Quran Verse: Fight Until Everyone Converts?!

Short Answer:Of course we are not supposed to fight people until they convert. The problem is a misunderstanding of the Arabic which has led to faulty translation, specifically regarding the words “deen” and “fitnah.”On deeper examination, it becomes clear that God has made forced conversion forbidden and that a Muslim is supposed to enforce God’s …


Minarets: Any Significance to The Mosque?

Short Answer:There were no minarets on mosques during the Prophet’s lifetime. These were a later development for the purpose of making it easier to hear themuezzin calling people to prayer and acts of public worship. Now, especially in the west, loudspeakers within mosques announce these public acts of worship. They are largely forbidden to be …

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Can The Quran Be Re-Interpreted to Fit Modern Times?

Salam(Peace) Frank, We would like to thank you for your interest in asking About Islam. First, let’s agree that all people are brothers in humanity even if they are from different religious backgrounds. Muslims respect and accept others and they are always ready to cooperate with others to build a healthy and a peaceful community. …

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Should Americans Be Afraid of Shariah Law?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Yasir Qadhi addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Dr. Yasir Qadhi: “Asalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu (peace and blessings of Allah be upon you). A lot of people ask, “What exactly is Shariah? Is there something that Americans should be …

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Can I Let My Kids Choose Their Religion?

Salam Ishfaq, I am not sure where you found the quote: “According to some scholars, those who go for such marriages without caring for the future of the kids are out of Islam.” First of all, there is nothing that takes someone “out of Islam” except for declaring him or herself non-Muslim. So, even if …

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