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Does Islam Have Room for Moral & Theological Pluralism?

Short Answer: Of course. It’s a myth that Islam is against pluralism. From day one, Islam has always been confident enough to say, “We believe you are wrong, but that does not translate into a policy to deny you the way that you choose to live.” A famous Muslim jurist, for example, argued that when it comes to handling …

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Does Learning About Other Religions Endanger My Faith?

Asalaamu alaykum and thank you for your question, sister, I can appreciate your feelings and concerns on this topic. At your age, something like this could be very confusing. But I want to assure you: merely learning about the religious beliefs of others is not, in any way, putting your own faith in danger. Islam: …

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Why must I embrace religion as long as I'm a good person?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The key question here is: who defines what a good person is? “Good” and “bad” can be relative terms; What is good for one can be bad for another. If the majority opinion is to be the determining factor of what is …

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Why Did the Prophet Break Idols in The Kaabah?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, question number one: upon the conquest of Mecca, it is said that the Prophet went inside the Kaaba and destroyed the idols. Why did he do that? Isn’t that …

Tolerance in Islam and Among Muslims

Salam (Peace) Vanessa, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. I am glad to hear that you are reading about Islam in order to better understand your husband’s religion. I hope that your husband is likewise reading about Christianity in order to better understand your religion. Islam does, in fact, teach Muslims to be …

Is There Religious Tolerance in Islam

Is There Religious Tolerance in Islam?

Salam (Peace) Dear Michael, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your questions and statements on religious intolerance are based on assumptions most of which neither jibe with Islamic doctrine nor with Muslim behavior all through history. As far as doctrine is concerned, we should proceed from the fact that religious …

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