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Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence is borne from the Believer’s intimate knowledge and understanding that Allah is ever ready to assist those who strive and struggle in His way. Self-confidence comes from depending upon Allah and knowing that He is there to help you, protect you and shower His mercies upon you: {So he who gives [in charity] and …

Is Bowing Before Someone a Kind of Shirk?

Salam Alaikum, Thank you for sending in your question to our website. In Islam, the first pillar of faith, and the first article of belief that a person has to possess in order to be Muslim, is monotheism or “tauheed” i.e. belief in only one god. When a Muslim staunchly believes and declares that “there …

Inviting to Islam

Asalamu Alaikum Hasnet,  Thank you very much for your question.  To answer your question fully, I need to explain two important concepts in Islam: (1) the concept of sin, and (2) the concept of shirk (associating partners with Allah).  From many verses in the Holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him-PBUH), it is …

Anybody Next to God

Anybody Next to God?

Salam Dear Hamid, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Muslims can only say about the future whatever has been told to us by God through His prophets. With respect to your question, whatever the Bible may say is not relevant to the religion of Islam. The Bible is not considered an …

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