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Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

The supporters of the theory that there are twelve Imams for the Muslim Ummah believe that the twelfth Imam will be Al-Mahdi. They have been waiting for his emergence for more than twelve hundred years now. We do not know when Al-Mahdi may appear.

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Difference Between Islam, the Religion, and Islamic Politics?

Short Answer:This is no clearly defined political system preached in the Quran. For that reason,there is a debate on whether Islam, as a religion, has prescribed aspecific political systemto its followers or not. Wa Alaykum AssalamDear Aisha, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Despite many claims to the contrary by …

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Muslims and the Ghetto-ization of Islam

SalamDear Brother, Thank you for your question and for your du`aa’. I agree with you that Muslims should not isolate themselves from their local communities or the world; it is more Islamic for them to reach out to others while preserving their unique culture. Perhaps the more we know our culture, the more eager and …

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Is Islam a Socialistic or Capitalistic System?

Salam Dear Faisal, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In answer to your question, I would like to state the position of Islam with regard to the Left wing and the Right wing in general. However, it is up to you to study the policies and activities of …

Why Are There Secular Authorities in Islamic Countries? - About Islam

Why Are There Secular Authorities in Islamic Countries?

Salam TJ, Thank you very much for your question. First of all, in Islam there is no priesthood. The so-called clerics are Muslim scholars who are respected and honored by the people for their scholarship in religious matters. It is true that the Shiite Muslims scholars have titles and are held in greater honor than …

How to Face A Trump Presidency Without Losing Faith? Part 1 - About Islam

How to Face A Trump Presidency Without Losing Faith? Part 1

Salam Alaykum Dear brother, Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. I wanted to share the following verses for your contemplation before we start discussing the answer. {Those to whom hypocrites said, “Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear …

How to Face A Trump Presidency Without Losing Faith? Part 2 - About Islam

How to Face A Trump Presidency Without Losing Faith? Part 2

Salam Alaykum Dear brother, Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Allah has placed you in this situation to seek Him more. Allah can easily end this entire world and everyone in it in a second because He is the: …

Islamic Government: Presidential or Parliamentary? - About Islam

Islamic Government: Presidential or Parliamentary?

Asalamu AlaikumKhalid, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. The main principle in a truly Islamic government is that decisions are reached through consultation. The verses in the Quran which make this clear include one verse encouraging consultation in all decision making. A verse describing the process of consultation that a leader should …

Does Sufism Promote Political Quietism? - About Islam

Does Sufism Promote Political Quietism?

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, today’s question is about political quietism—I didn’t even know that was a thing—and Sufism. And the question is: what is political quietism and Sufism. And what role can these two …

Are Muslims Qualified for Politics

Are Muslims Qualified for Politics?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. As a comprehensive system for human life in all its varied aspects, Islam views politics as an important part of it. By this Islam aims at the establishment and maintenance of a just sociopolitical order, where there is equity and fairness …



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