Understanding Islam

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Is Islam a Tolerant Religion?

Question Is Islam a tolerant religion? Qadeer Shahzad United KingdomQuestion from United KingdomAnswerIslam is the guidance prescribed by God. This fact clearly implies that Islam is as tolerant as God wants man to be[1], which, under ordinary circumstances, is to be an embodiment of tolerance. During the life of this world, God has allowed man the freedom to live a ... Read more...

Marriages and Children of Moses (pbuh), Ibn Taymiyyah and Bukhariy

Question I asked the Imam in our mosque regarding the children of Prophet Moses (sws). He said that he had two wives but no children. Then I read an article "The Prophethood of Muhammad (sws)" by Dr. Khalid Zaheer on the web site http://www.renaissance.com.pk. He wrote Prophet Moses (sws) had children. He did not mention how many. Also, I read that Imam Ib ... Read more...

Zaka'h for Non-Muslims & Syeds

Question <p align="justify">Can Muslims give <i><span style="font-style:italic">Zaka'h</span></i>, <i><span style="font-style:italic">Sadaqah</span></i> to non-Muslims, Syed (descendants of the Prophet)? If not, why? There are some <i><span style="font-style:italic">Hadit ... Read more...

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Is Seafood permissible for Consumption?

Question Thank you for your response. I understand that it is not worth one's time to worry about other people's status with God. It's just that I've lived in various parts of the world and have made friends with atheists, agnostics, Shintos, Christians, Jews, Muslims (and many others) and the thought that any one of them should burn for an eternity in the Hereafter si ... Read more...

Is Islam Primarily an Ideology to Rule - As Propounded by the Hizb al-Tehrir?

Question If I may, I would like to draw your attention to an article written by a movement who regard the establishment of a universal Islamic state as obligatory (fard) upon every Muslim. To them, universal Islamic State is the meaning of Khilafah. The actual article is available online at http://www.khilafah.com entitled "Islam is an Ideology." I have a few queries re ... Read more...

The Responsibility of Da`wah (Propagation)

Question Da`wah (inviting people to Islam) and Tabligh (conveying the Message) is a collective responsibility of the whole Ummah and an act of great reward as it has been declared a distinguishing characteristic of this Ummah by the Qur'an. [See Albaqarah 2:104, 110. Yusuf 12: 108. Hamim Al Sajjdah 41: 33]. My Question is also about the Work of Jama'ah Tabligh. Accordi ... Read more...