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…

Women in Islam: Are they subservient to men?

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…

The Hadith of woman being created from a bent rib

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…

Islamic movements

The following series of questions and answers are 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…

Imaan (faith) and Aqeedah (belief)

The following series of questions and answers are 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…

Do they eat or not?

It has been alleged that the Qur’an contradicts itself in terms of whether beings other than men were made messengers or not. It is claimed that 25:20, 12:109 and 21:7 contradict 22:75 where the former say that only men were made messengers while the latter states that angels were also made messengers.

Should Muslims accept peace or not?

This article discusses an allegation made by Sam Shamoun which is nothing but pure deceit. He quotes the following Hadith and then goes on to make some really wild conclusions: هَلَكَ كِسْرَى ثُمَّ لاَ يَكُونُ كِسْرَى بَعْدَهُ، وَقَيْصَرٌ لَيَهْلِكَنَّ ثُمَّ لاَ يَكُونُ قَيْصَرٌ بَعْدَهُ، وَلَتُقْسَمَنَّ كُنُوزُهَا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ‏”‏‏.‏ وَسَمَّى الْحَرْبَ خَدْعَةً The Prophet…