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Why Do Islamic Beliefs Appear Irrational to an Outsider

Why Do Islamic Beliefs Appear Irrational to an Outsider?

Short Answer:Muslims believe that God is different from us. He is not a human being. He is Eternal and there is to Him no equivalent. So understanding what He tells us is limited by our own human senses and God uses human words and human imagery to explain eternal and Divine things. No wonder they …

Americans Shariah

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 …

Death for Criticizing Prophet Muhammad?

Death for Criticizing Prophet Muhammad?

This answer first appeared at www.arabnews.com. It is republished here with kind permissionwith slight editorial modifications. Salam Dear Questioner, Thank you for your question. When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) entered Makkah, and it fell to the Muslims, its people were extremely perturbed. For twenty years they had been fighting Islam. They persecuted …

The Foundation of Islamic Ethics

The Foundation of Islamic Ethics

Morals can either be classified as secular or religious. Secular morality tries to establish a moral system that is independent of Godand religious faiths. In terms of motives for morality, various explanations have been given. One explanation is that people are ethical in pursuit of happiness or perfection. Another suggests that pressure by political power …

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves

The purpose of our religious practices is to worship Allah Almighty. Thereby, they are also to the benefit of ourselves – now and in the Hereafter. This applies to all our practices, whether these practices are obligatory, such as our five daily prayers, giving of Zakah, or fasting during Ramadan, or whether they are voluntary, …



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