Mahdi in the Qur’an and Sahihayn

Why is the Mahdi not mentioned in the Qur’an or the two Sahih Hadith books (Bukhari and Muslim) or in the books of Aqeedah? Qur’an not only hints towards the Muslims having the upper hand before the end of the world but also states it explicitly (Q.2:214, 21:105, 24:55-56) and it should not be a…

Will caliphate return before the Mahdi?

Will the caliphate return before the Mahdi? Before reading this paper, I urge the readers to read this piece first. A lot of the questions will be answered once you read it carefully and what is left will be clarified by what follows below إن شاء الله. قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: تكون…

Is Islam racist?

It is claimed that Islam is an anti-black religion and that it favours the white colour. Although it has already been proven that there is no racism in Islam, enemies of Islam do not cease with their mischief. It appears that the primary reason for this is the fact that our black brothers and sisters…

Is Islam unscientific? Analysis of 12 claims

Dr. Sultan b. Abdul Rahman al-Umayri has written a 1,200 page book titled (ظاهرة نقد الدين في الفكر الغربي الحديث) – ‘The phenomenon of criticism of religion in modern Western thought’. Below is a translation of 52 pages from the book pertaining to criticisms against Islam in terms of its alleged conflict with science. The…

Chronology of end times prophecies

I have been studying Hadiths related to end times and their signs passionately since 12 years, at the time of writing this piece, and what I can say with confidence is that there is consensus of the Muslims over more than 95% of them in terms of the sequence while the remaining 5%, or less,…

Is the Qur’an clear or not?

It is alleged that the Qur’an says that it is clear and yet also claims that it is unclear. The following are quoted in this regard: الر كِتَابٌ أُحْكِمَتْ ءايَـتُهُ ثُمَّ فُصِّلَتْ مِن لَّدُنْ حَكِيمٍ خَبِير Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book whose verses are perfected and then presented in detail from [one who…

Flood of Nuh (عليه السلام); global or local?

Below are the narratives found in the Qur’an pertaining to Nuh (عليه السلام): I had certainly sent Noah to his people, and he said, “O my people, worship Allah; you have no deity other than Him. Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous Day. The eminent among his people said, “Indeed, we…

Young marriage of Aisha (رضي الله عنها)

Why did the Prophet (ﷺ) marry Aisha (رضي الله عنها) when she was so young? First things first, we know that she had reached puberty when she married the Prophet (ﷺ). Below are some of the narrations that discuss this matter: لَمْ أَعْقِلْ أَبَوَىَّ إِلاَّ وَهُمَا يَدِينَانِ الدِّينَ I had seen my parents following Islam…

Hadith of angels cursing the wife explained

The following Hadiths are found problematic by some: إِذَا دَعَا الرَّجُلُ امْرَأَتَهُ إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ فَأَبَتْ، فَبَاتَ غَضْبَانَ عَلَيْهَا، لَعَنَتْهَا الْمَلاَئِكَةُ حَتَّى تُصْبِحَ If a husband calls his wife to his bed and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning. [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 59, Hadith 48] وَالَّذِي…

End times prophecies surrounding Arabia, Shaam, and the East

Here, we shall take a look at events to take place in Shaam (greater Syria), Arabia, and the East surrounding the arrival of the Mahdi i.e. the return of the Caliphate. Let us start with the following Hadiths of the Prophet (ﷺ): أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ عَبِثَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي مَنَامِهِ فَقُلْنَا…

Are Hadiths Anti-Semitic? There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him!

Some people claim that the following Hadith is anti-Semitic: تُقَاتِلُونَ الْيَهُودَ حَتَّى يَخْتَبِيَ أَحَدُهُمْ وَرَاءَ الْحَجَرِ فَيَقُولُ يَا عَبْدَ اللَّهِ هَذَا يَهُودِيٌّ وَرَائِي فَاقْتُلْهُ You will fight with the Jews until some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O `Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding…

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…