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…

Misgivings regarding abrogation clarified

Abrogation is something that bothers many people and the idea that there are redundant verses in the Qur’an troubles some Muslims as well. However, there is more to this than this simple assumption. Abrogation may be of a number of types and these are logical and understandable as well. Of the different types, two are…

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was never suicidal

An allegation against Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) is floating out there that he wanted to commit suicide. This has been addressed by the Muslims [*][*] but the claim has not stopped and in order to pursue it further, some verses from the Qur’an are misapplied as well. فَلَعَلَّكَ بَـخِعٌ نَّفْسَكَ عَلَى ءَاثَـرِهِمْ إِن لَّمْ يُؤْمِنُواْ بِهَـذَا…

Lampoon the poets

Some Hadiths of the Prophet (ﷺ) are criticised and claimed to be giving a free pass to insult others. Hadiths are as follows: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لِحَسَّانَ ‏ “‏ اهْجُهُمْ ـ أَوْ هَاجِهِمْ ـ وَجِبْرِيلُ مَعَكَ ‏” The Prophet (ﷺ) said to Hassan, “Lampoon them (i.e. the pagans) and Gabriel is with you.”…

Was Haman an Egyptian or a Persian?

Haman is portrayed as a close aide of the Pharaoh in the Qur’an. Below are the relevant verses: ونمكن لهم في الارض ونري فرعون وهامان وجنودهما منهم ماكانوا يحذرون And establish them in the land and show Pharaoh and [his minister] Haman and their soldiers through them that which they had feared. [Q.28:6] فَالْتَقَطَهُ ءَالُ…