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…

Black slaves of the white Prophet?

In order to portray the Prophet (ﷺ) as a racist, special emphasis has been laid on the contrast between colours where he is shown as a very whitish white man as compared to the dark slaves he owned. Firstly, his (ﷺ)’s colour was not what we consider today as white i.e. of European origin. That…

Who and where are the Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog)? Has their barrier been broken?

What the Qur’an says: Below are all the verses in the Qur’an pertaining to Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj): حَتَّى إِذَا بَلَغَ بَيْنَ السَّدَّيْنِ وَجَدَ مِن دُونِهِمَا قَوْماً لاَّ يَكَادُونَ يَفْقَهُونَ قَوْلاً قَالُواْ يذَا الْقَرْنَيْنِ إِنَّ يَأْجُوجَ وَمَأْجُوجَ مُفْسِدُونَ فِى الاٌّرْضِ فَهَلْ نَجْعَلُ لَكَ خَرْجاً عَلَى أَن تَجْعَلَ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُمْ سَدًّا Until, when he…

Did the Prophet (ﷺ) perform miracles?

Scholars have counted the miracles of the Prophet (ﷺ) in thousands.[1] However, there are some who deny the narrations where the miracles are mentioned because they state that they contradict the Qur’an and the Hadith.[2] They state that it is Imam Bukhari’s criteria to judge the authenticity of a Hadith to match it against the…

Does the Qur’an err in 3:183?

A number of questions have been asked pertaining to the following verse of the Qur’an: الَّذِينَ قَالُواْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَهِدَ إِلَيْنَا أَلاَّ نُؤْمِنَ لِرَسُولٍ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَنَا بِقُرْبَانٍ تَأْكُلُهُ النَّارُ قُلْ قَدْ جَآءَكُمْ رُسُلٌ مِّن قَبْلِى بِالْبَيِّنَـتِ وَبِالَّذِى قُلْتُمْ فَلِمَ قَتَلْتُمُوهُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَـدِقِينَ Those (Jews) who said: “Verily, Allah has taken our promise not to…

Reincarnation: Islamic stance

Question: Is reincarnation a reality and if not then how does one respond to actual events where people experience ‘past life recalls’ and the information they provide eventually turns out to be true? Answer: There are two categories of ‘recalls’ of information; the first one of which is something which pretty much everyone encounters and…

Dhul Qarnayn and the muddy spring

Most of the anti-Islamic material over the internet is pure hate which is not even disguised. The remaining is hate disguised as intellectual research. However, once scratched a little below the surface, the hate becomes apparent and motives come out in the open. A lengthy article, or a mini booklet, by Martin Taverille (51 pages)…

Ijtihad: Concept and queries

The following is based on the work of Mufti Taqi Usmani and taken from his book ‘اسلام اور دور ا حاضر کے شبھات و مغالطے’ – Islam and doubts and misconceptions of the modern age. These have not been translated exactly and have been stated in my own words. The target audience are the Muslims…