A unique miracle of the Qur’an

If someone asks ‘why should I believe in the Qur’an‘ or ‘why should I take the Qur’an to be the word of God‘ then the answer to that is simple. The Qur’an is the only book which claims to be from God. No other scripture even makes this claim. The claim of the Qur’an is…

Islamic identity of Rûm (Rome) and Romans II

This piece is written to cover the misconceptions of the Roman from Finland – see here and should be read in conjunction with this. The Roman from Finland extensively used the work of Koray Durak to make his claim that the ‘Romans’ according to Islam were simply the Byzantines who collapsed and hence, Romans do…

True Prophecies of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

It is alleged that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) made some false prophecies and two are discussed here. Before we look at those two prophecies, this snide remark is interesting: There are hundreds of prophecies attributed to Muhammad in the hadith literature, but I want to focus on the two I think are the best case for…

Islamic Stance on Astrology and its related ‘Sciences’

Astrology is made out to be a science by those who practice it while others consider it a form of entertainment. Here we look at the Islamic position on various forms of astrology. The whole position is summarized in the following two Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ): مَنْ أَتَى عَرَّافًا فَسَأَلَهُ عَنْ شَىْءٍ لَمْ تُقْبَلْ…

Questions and Answers

This blog witnesses a number of questions asked in the comments section that do not pertain to the article above. For issues that require a detailed response, an article is penned down; however, there are a number of issues that can be settled by a quick and short response. This page is dedicated to such…

Oath of condemnation

Some questions have been asked regarding the following law: – وَالَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ الْمُحْصَنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَأْتُوا بِأَرْبَعَةِ شُهَدَاء فَاجْلِدُوهُمْ ثَمَانِينَ جَلْدَةً وَلَا تَقْبَلُوا لَهُمْ شَهَادَةً أَبَدًا وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ – إِلَّا الَّذِينَ تَابُوا مِن بَعْدِ ذَلِكَ وَأَصْلَحُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ – وَالَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ أَزْوَاجَهُمْ وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُمْ شُهَدَاء إِلَّا أَنفُسُهُمْ فَشَهَادَةُ أَحَدِهِمْ أَرْبَعُ شَهَادَاتٍ…

Aisha’s Jealousy of Khadija bint Khuwaylid

The following has been taken from here (pages 92 – 101). Some people argue that Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was a selfish person whose attitude towards Khadija (رضي الله عنها) indicated her jealousy. Accordingly, they argue that the entire Hadith narrated by Aisha with regards to jealousy is aimed at demeaning Khadija and that this…

Why Does Allah Communicate to us through a Medium?

The following is a translation from the works of Dr. Sultan al-Umayri. Some who pose this question intend to raise an objection against the notion of prophethood, by alleging that the idea of a medium between Allah and the people is contrary to wisdom and integrity. The right thing, as they say, requires Allah to…

Contentions against ‘splitting of the moon’

Allah says in the Qur’an: اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ وَإِن يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ The Hour (of Judgment) is near, and the moon is cleft asunder. But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, “This is (but) transient magic. [Qur’an 54:1-2] We have a Hadith to elaborate it as well…

Women have been made dear to me

The following is a translation of pages 297 to 303 from the book Mahasin al-Islam wa Radd Shubuhaat al-li’aam. The following Hadith of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) is used by some to question him: حُبِّبَ إِلَىَّ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا النِّسَاءُ وَالطِّيبُ وَجُعِلَ قُرَّةُ عَيْنِي فِي الصَّلاَةِ “In your world, women and perfume have been made…

Black dog is a devil

The following article is translated from a chapter of this book, pages 170-176. The following piece should be read alongside this as well. The following Hadith is under discussion: عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ إِذَا قَامَ أَحَدُكُمْ يُصَلِّي فَإِنَّهُ يَسْتُرُهُ إِذَا كَانَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مِثْلُ آخِرَةِ الرَّحْلِ فَإِذَا…

The Qur’an on bearing the sins of others

The following is a translation of a chapter from this book (pages 432-441). The texts relating to the doubt are as follows: How does this statement of Allah {Beware of a trial that will not only affect the wrongdoers among you [Q.8:25]} and the Hadith [Allah does not‎ punish the public for wrong deeds committed by…

His name is Ahmad

One of the troubling things for Islam hating writers is the preservation of the Qur’an[1] as it is the only primary religious book that is preserved in its original form. It is the same now as it was recited by the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). However, Geoffrey Parrinder, in his book ‘Jesus in the Qur’an’, makes…

Did Jesus die according to the Qur’an?

Ever since Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani has claimed to be a prophet, the personality of Eisa (عليه السلام) has become more and more controversial. Among the many claims of his, one was that he was also Eisa (عليه السلام) and since then up till now strange theories have continued to emerge about him. One such…

Mahdi: The Promised Caliph

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my first hard-cover book has been published. It can be ordered from here: http://amzn.to/2ovE1US (Amazon US), http://amzn.to/2Cp6u79 (Amazon UK). Also available on Kindle. Another one, on Dajjal (the Anti-Christ), will also be published soon (إن شاء الله).

Islamic stance on women as heads of states

The following Hadith is troubling to some people: عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرَةَ، قَالَ لَقَدْ نَفَعَنِي اللَّهُ بِكَلِمَةٍ أَيَّامَ الْجَمَلِ لَمَّا بَلَغَ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّ فَارِسًا مَلَّكُوا ابْنَةَ كِسْرَى قَالَ‏ لَنْ يُفْلِحَ قَوْمٌ وَلَّوْا أَمْرَهُمُ امْرَأَةً ‏ Narrated Abu Bakra: During the battle of al-Jamal, Allah benefited me with a Word (I heard from…

Why is Islam anti-music?

This question is incorrect to ask in the first place because one should ask: ‘Why are musicians against music?’ Yes, this is correct. If you ask a skilled musician or a learned singer today about doubling vocals, or modern equipment such as auto-tune, and other forms of cheats, that allow even the most disgusting and…