Aqeedah (Theology), Dawah/Non-Muslims

Atheism: Doubting Your Doubts

I have come across a very interesting talk by Asadullah Ali, a convert to Islam. He has two philosophy degrees and a very unique take on the atheist debate. He’s been dealing with them for years on different platforms and it really shows in his articulate delivery of his arguments. In the lecture below, he addresses the following three issues often brought up by atheists: The problem of evil – If there is an Almighty and Merciful God, then why is there is so much suffering and evil in the world? The problem of representation – This is when atheists…

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Dawah/Non-Muslims, Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)

Wisdom Behind the Ḥudūd Laws in Islam

By Ibn ‘Ashur (d. 1973) Translated by Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi Thus, the aim of the Sharī’ah with regard to the legislation of fixed penalties (Ḥudūd), just retribution (Qiṣāṣ), discretionary penalties (ta’zīr) and injury compensation (urūsh al-jināyāt) is to achieve the following three objectives: To reform the criminal To satisfy the victim To deter the imitator of criminals (1) The first objective, that is, reformation, refers to the highest objective of the Sharī’ah, which is bringing reform (iṣlāḥ) to every aspect of the daily lives of individuals comprising a society. This we discussed in chapter 12 on the all-purpose principle of…

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Dawah/Non-Muslims, History

Covering the Head for Women in Traditions Other Than Islam

Following is an excerpt from our much larger essay entitled: Evidences for the Obligation of a Muslim Woman’s Headscarf (Khimar) & Outer Garment (Jilbaab). Today, the idea of covering the head for women has become associated exclusively with Islam. It is seen as something which is derogatory and only practiced within Islam. However, throughout history many other civilizations also practiced this concept in one form or another. It is only post-Renaissance that this action has gradually become abandoned among women. In France, from 1485-1510, covering the head was a show of virtue and honor. In fact, “married women’s headdresses completely concealed…

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Aqeedah (Theology), Dawah/Non-Muslims

A Muslim and Four Atheists: A Brief Discussion on God

So I happened to come across a video which was kind of degrading theism  and how it doesn’t really make sense. This video’s main argument was the archaic squabble: “If there is a God, then why is there is so much evil in the world?” So I commented on the video expressing my disagreement with that line of argument and it happened to attract a few atheists on that page to engage in a discussion with me over the concept of God. Following is a copied and pasted discussion which took place between four atheists and myself. I usually avoid…

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Dawah/Non-Muslims, Seerah (Prophet's Life)

Controversy Over Maria the Copt, the Concubine of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

In this video, Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi covers the 8-10th year of Hijrah and the death of his son Ibrahim. Also covered are the topics of: -Maria the Coptic (Maria al-Qibtiyya) who was gifted to the Prophet (pbuh) by Juraih ibn Meena (Cyrus of Alexandria), the Patriarch from Egypt, as a custom of that time -Death of Ibrahim, the son of Prophet (pbuh) -Traditions and customs of previous generations such as slavery and multiple wives (ie, Multiple wives of Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon in the bible) -Concept of prisoners of war (POW) in Islam It is imperative and necessary to…

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Muhammad (pbuh)
Dawah/Non-Muslims

A Reply to Some Rational Criticism of Belief in Prophethood – Imam Al-Ghazali

[Critic:] I have had no experience of what you have mentioned [regarding prophethood]: how, then, can I know that it exists and is verifiable, even though I admit its possibility? [Al-Ghazali:] You do not limit yourself to believing what you have experienced.  On the contrary, you have listened to the reports of experienced men and have unquestioningly accepted their statements.  Listen, therefore, to the utterances of the prophets: for they have indeed experienced and seen what is true in all that revelation has brought us.  Follow in their path, and you will perceive some of that by direct vision. Even…

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