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  • Islam and non-Muslim communities

    It has always been said that the attitude of non-Muslim communities towards Islamic rule is a critical and delicate question, which many people hesitate to discuss for fear of causing dissension between Muslims and non-Muslims. Let us be frank with the Christians of the Islamic East and put to them these questions: What do they fear from the rule of.. More

  • How was Islam spread? - I

    Islam, in the tenth century, was the main religion, or at least, the religion of the majority of nations in an area covering more than half of the civilized world stretching over three continents from the Pyrenees and Siberia in West and North Europe to the farthest end of Asia, up to China and New Guinea in the East; from Morocco in North Africa to.. More

  • The Inherent Differences Between Man and Woman - II

    Here is a set of features with which men and women have been characterized: From among the rulings assigned to men, a mention may be made of the following: • Men are in charge of the household in general and of preserving, caring and safeguarding virtue, holding back vice and protecting those under their guardianship from evil. They are also.. More

  • The Inherent Differences Between Man and Woman - III

    Should there be equality in all rulings, given the differences in physique and competence, it would be a reversal of Fitrah (natural disposition), and injustice against both the authoritative sex (men) and the other one (women) if not the entire life of human society, for in this case, it would result in deprivation of the fruits obtained from the capacity.. More

  • The Inherent Differences Between Man and Woman - I

    The physical, moral and Sharee‘ah-related differences between man and woman are proven by Divine Decree, the Sharee‘ah, and sound ration. That is, Allah The Almighty has created man and woman as twin-halves of the human species: male and female, as confirmed by His Statement (which means): {And that He creates the two mates - the male and.. More

  • Misrepresenting Islam

    The Problem of Jizyah: One of the problems raised by missionaries and orientalists is the imposition of the Jizyah on all non-Muslims. This institution has been so misinterpreted and misexplained that even the non-Muslims feel that it is some kind of religion-based discrimination against them. This is not the case. All the Jizyah amounts are to be.. More

  • Islam and freedom of thought

    During the course of a discussion I was told: "You are not liberal" "Why?" I asked him. "Do you believe in the existence of a God?" He enquired. "Yes, I do." "Do you pray and fast for Him?" "I do". "Well, then you are notliberal". Thereupon I asked him: " How do.. More

  • What they said about Islam

    The Islam that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) is the continuation and culmination of all the preceding revealed religions and hence, it is for all times and all people. This status of Islam is sustained by some obvious facts. Firstly, there is no other revealed book extant in the.. More

  • How was Islam spread? - II

    The exemplary life-style of Muslim individuals Besides many other reasons which are responsible for the spread of Islam, it is the exemplary life-style and unceasing efforts of individual Muslims to transmit the message of Islam throughout the world which lie at the root of the conquest of the hearts by Islam. Islamic universalism is closely associated.. More

  • Did Islam spread by the sword? Myth and reality

    Among the most widely believed myths about Islam in the West today is the myth of forcible conversion to Islam. Many Westerners believe that Islam is so widespread in the world today simply because of a "holy campaign of terror" carried out by the early Muslims to convert non-Muslims to Islam. They believe that non-Muslims were offered.. More

  • What western thinkers said about Islam

    Islam came like a flood of light – it illumined the entire environment. Its charm captivated so many that they moved into its fold – but those who, for a variety of reasons, did not enter its fold, were also spellbound. They could not help admiring its beauty, splendor and grandeur. They confessed its greatness and paid tributes to it. Their.. More

  • The Muslim-Christian dialogue - II

    In reply to your demand to allow Christians in Saudi Arabia to both perform their prayers and build churches in the same manner Muslim minorities are given such religious freedom, we would like to call your attention to a great deal of fallacy in this comparison: 1. Muslim minorities in the West are mostly indigenous. A significant part of their.. More

  • The Muslim-Christian dialogue - I

    Allah Almighty has perfected for us our religion, and completed upon us His favour and has chosen Islam to be our religion. Our belief in His Oneness and in the Messengers whom He sent to His creation is a part of our Islamic creed. For some time, Muslims and Christians lived together in harmony. Muslims have always been committed to the glorious.. More

  • Maryam, the Mother of Jesus

    As Muslims, we respect, honor and hold in high esteem Maryam, may Allah exalt her mention, the daughter of Imraan who was a chaste virgin and is the best of the women of the world. The Muslims respect and love her for many reasons, among which are the following: • Allah Almighty praised her and described her as being pure and chaste; Allah Almighty.. More

  • Our position towards people who introduce misconceptions

    Now, what should be our stance towards these people who introduce and arouse misconceptions? Should we sit with them? Should we listen to what they say? Did Allah not command us not to sit with them and not to listen to what they say in the abovementioned verse? Did the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam not warn us against them in this regard when.. More

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