Dawah/Non-Muslims, History

The Christian Faith and Worship [Muslim Perspective]

As discussed in the earlier pages the Gospels do not prove conclusively that Jesus Christ (peace be on him) ever preached any new religion. In fact, his mission during his three year prophetic period was aimed at convincing the Jews that they had gone astray much from the path of God due the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and scribes among them and that therefore they should go back to the folds of the true laws through repentance, mutual love, justice-and most of all by following the law in letter and spirit as preached by his Gospels revealed by God, which…

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

Examples of the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Mercy Towards Non-Muslims

Example 1 ‘Aisha narrated: That she asked the Prophet (s) , ‘Have you encountered a day harder than the day of the battle) of Uhud?” The Prophet (s) replied, “Your tribes have troubled me a lot, and the worse trouble was the trouble on the day of ‘Aqaba when I presented myself to Ibn `Abd-Yalail bin `Abd-Kulal and he did not respond to my demand. So I departed, overwhelmed with excessive sorrow, and proceeded on, and could not relax till I found myself at Qarnath-Tha-alib where I lifted my head towards the sky to see a cloud shading me unexpectedly.…

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Dawah/Non-Muslims, Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

Wisdom Behind the Creation of Shaytan (Devil)

Imam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullah) brings together some of the great wisdoms behind the creation of Shaytan in his book, Shifaa al-Ghaleel, p.322, he writes, “In the creation of Iblees and his cohorts, there is wisdom, the details of which cannot be encompassed by anyone except Allah.” A few of the many reasons he mentioned are briefly stated below: 1) The effects of fighting against Shaytan and his supporters leads to the perfection of worship. The Prophets and slaves of Allah perfect their servitude to Allah by struggling against Shaytan and opposing his supporters. They also perfect their faith by seeking refuge…

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The Qur'an
Aqeedah (Theology), Dawah/Non-Muslims

Qur’an: A Timeless Miracle. A Brief Look Into Its Miraculous Nature

The Arabic word for miracle is Mu’jizah.  It comes from the root word ‘a-j-z, which means to be incapable of or to be weak.  Technically, in Islam, it is defined as acts performed by prophets of a miraculous nature that humans are incapable of imitating.1  Allah sent through various prophets, throughout time, specific miracles in order to prove the truthfulness of their message.  Generally, people will not believe a random claim from an individual that he has been sent by the Creator to give them a message from Him, hence, Allah uses miracles as a way to prove to the…

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Jihadist
Dawah/Non-Muslims

Muslims Not Doing Enough to Fight Terrorism/Extremism? Wrong!

We often here some non-Muslims rant on about how Muslims are not doing enough to fight against terrorism and extremism in their communities.  However, this has no basis, in fact, Muslims are doing a lot of work in this area but the media refuses to cover it.  Following are just a handful of examples: On November 30, 2007, leaders from the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities launched the United To Protect campaign at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington D.C. The partnership is grounded on an interfaith condemnation of terrorism and an affirmation of the need to protect the…

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Aqeedah (Theology), Dawah/Non-Muslims

Traces of Shirk (Polytheism) in Judaism

Despite the claim of the Jews that they are upon pure monotheism, they have fallen into polytheism in a number of ways.  Their polytheism is spread across all three well-known categories of Tawheed.  The Jews have been repeatedly rebuked by God and His Messenger (pbuh) for failing to worship God alone without any partners. Polytheism in God’s Lordship – A group among the Jews took the Prophet Ezra (pbuh) as the son of God just as the Christians took Prophet Jesus (pbuh) as the son of God.  God Said in the Quran: And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the…

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Dawah/Non-Muslims

Islamic Polygyny vs Western Mistresses

Once in a while I come across certain non-Muslims who love to pick on the topic of polygyny, having multiple wives at a time, in Islam.  And as expected, they attack the religion with it and try to show how degrading Islam is towards women by allowing him to be with more than one woman in a marriage.  However, if someone were to really think about this topic in detail, you would realize how hypocritical and misinformed the west is towards this particular issue. Polygyny in Islam There is no doubt that Islam allows up to four wives maximum at a…

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