Contentions against Islamic end times prophecies

Are end times prophecies in Ahadith Islamic? Don’t they contradict other Islamic teachings such as no one knowing the unseen and predicting the future being haram? Yes, there are narrations stating that fortune telling and similar activities are haram. However, prophecies do not fall under these because of a number of reasons: The source of…

Unrotten non-Muslim dead bodies

Question: How do we understand unrotten dead bodies of disbelievers? We know that bodies of Prophets and those close to Allah do not rot[1]; however, there are cases of disbelievers, who are no saints, whose bodies have not decomposed.[2] How do we understand this phenomenon? Answer: The Islamic perspective has been covered in the link…

Surah Ar-Rum prophecy

The following verses of the Qur’an are challenged by some ignorant people: الم – غُلِبَتِ الرُّومُ – فِي أَدْنَى الْأَرْضِ وَهُم مِّن بَعْدِ غَلَبِهِمْ سَيَغْلِبُونَ- فِي بِضْعِ سِنِينَ لِلَّهِ الْأَمْرُ مِن قَبْلُ وَمِن بَعْدُ وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ – بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنصُرُ مَن يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ- وَعْدَ اللَّهِ لَا يُخْلِفُ اللَّهُ وَعْدَهُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ…

Uncreated Qur’an: Divine Conscious Agent?

Just when you thought the clowns have hit rock bottom, they come up with more of their tricks and sink even deeper. A piece by Shamoun and Katz argues that Islam does not affirm Monotheism.[1] The duo argue that the Qur’an, according to Islam, is a separate conscious part of God. They made the mistake…

Islamic stance on evolution

How do we reconcile evidences for evolution with Islamic texts? Before I state the theory, let me state that it is meant to be a theory and not a conclusive fact. Furthermore, it is meant to be a possibility that does not contradict both Islam and science, of what is known to us today. If…

Qur’an and Hadith on Thamud and their Dwellings

It is argued that the Qur’an and the Prophet (ﷺ) made an error in history and facts[1]. Here is how their argument goes: The Quran describes prophet called Salih (عليه السلام), who lived in the Thamud tribe. The Thamud did not worship God, and were disobedient. God sent Salih to warn them, then after they…

The Prophet (ﷺ) and thighing allegation

Regarding fondling, Islam haters allege that the term is used of some sort of sexual practice with virgins which is a totally baseless claim. In order to force add a base behind it, the following is quoted: عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ تَزَوَّجْتُ فَأَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ ‏”‏ أَتَزَوَّجْتَ يَا جَابِرُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قُلْتُ…

Plural pronouns in the Qur’an

In the Qur’an, as well as the Torah, the Almighty God uses plural pronouns (Us, We, Our) for Himself. This is common in Semitic language along with a number of other languages as well including those spoken in the Indian subcontinent as well as Far East. However, many westerners find this concept difficult to grasp…

The law of Iddah (waiting period)

Examining the Marriage of Muhammad (ﷺ) and Safiyya (رضي الله عنها) In regard to the Waiting Period for Widows It is argued that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) broke the rules of iddah (waiting period) when he married Safiyya (رضي الله عنها). The following is quoted in this regard: وَالَّذِينَ يُتَوَفَّوْنَ مِنكُمْ وَيَذَرُونَ أَزْوَجًا يَتَرَبَّصْنَ بِأَنفُسِهِنَّ أَرْبَعَةَ…