Dawah/Non-Muslims

Muslim Response: Responding to Popular Atheist Arguments Against the Existence of God

In today’s world, the debate about the existence of God often features prominently in discussions between theists and atheists. As a Muslim, addressing these arguments is crucial not only to strengthen our own faith but also to provide clear, rational responses that can help others understand our perspective. Here, we will address some of the […]

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Common Misconceptions About Islam Answered

Islam and Violence Understanding Jihad The term “jihad” is often misunderstood and misrepresented. In its essence, jihad means “struggle” or “striving” and can refer to a personal, internal effort to live according to Islamic principles. It also includes the defense of the Muslim community and fighting against oppression and injustice through the use of arms

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Qur’an Verse and Hadith Explained: Does the Sun Set in a Muddy or Hot Spring?

Allah describes Dhul-Qarnayn’s travels in one of the verses of the Qur’an by stating: حَتَّىٰ إِذَا بَلَغَ مَغْرِبَ الشَّمْسِ وَجَدَهَا تَغْرُبُ فِي عَيْنٍ حَمِئَةٍ وَوَجَدَ عِندَهَا قَوْمًا “Then, when he came to the setting of the sun, he found it setting into a muddy spring. And he found near it a people.“ (Qur’an 18:86) There

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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

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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

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