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…

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).

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…

Islamic identity of Rûm (Rome) and Romans

Some Hadiths of the Prophet (ﷺ) mention that the Muslims will make peace with the Romans and jointly fight another common enemy of both. Such Hadiths have never raised any controversy in the past but some mischief makers today misuse them and change the true identity of Romans. Let us take a look at the…

Does Islam allow marriage with prepubescent girls?

It is claimed that Qur’an in 65:4 allows prepubescent girls to be married off: وَاللاَّئِى يَئِسْنَ مِنَ الْمَحِيضِ مِن نِّسَآئِكُمْ إِنِ ارْتَبْتُمْ فَعِدَّتُهُنَّ ثَلَـثَةُ أَشْهُرٍ وَاللَّـتِي لَمْ يَحِضْنَ وَأُوْلَـتُ الاٌّحْمَالِ أَجَلُهُنَّ أَن يَضَعْنَ حَمْلَهُنَّ وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْراً And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women – if you…

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…

Islamic stance on evolution

How do we reconcile evidences for evolution with Islamic texts? Before I state the theory (or theories), let me state that it is meant to be a discussion on the different possibilities without concluding decisively on one as a fact. Furthermore, it is meant to be a possibility that does not contradict both Islam and…

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…

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…

Does Islam endorse the Bible?

Does Qur’an (the word of Almighty Creator) endorse the Bible? During recent times a new and very interesting claim has been made by attackers of the Qur’an. Throughout history the attackers have leveled similar allegations whether it be 100 years back or 1,300 years but the claim that Qur’an endorses the Bible is a very…