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Do the Jews and Christians worship Allah?-Al-Hajj 22:40

February 05, 2019

Quran 22:40 says: “……..For had it not been for Allah’s repelling some men by means of others, cloisters and churches and Synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft mentioned, would assuredly have been pulled down. Verily Allah helpeth one who helpeth Him. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty.” In the above verse, is … Read more »

Slavery under prevalent circumstances

January 24, 2019

Question Suppose a war breaks out and many people are taken prisoners. So can they be kept as slaves? Many muslim scholars believe that the prisoners of wars , both men and women, can be kept as slaves. Please clarify this matter thoroughly as I am very confused. Reply During the time of the Prophet … Read more »

Why pork is prohibited in Islam.

January 10, 2019

Question Why has Quran chosen to mention only pig among forbidden animals?Why dogs, cats or other forbidden animals are not mentioned as they are also forbidden to eat?Kindly elaborate! Regards Answer Quran in chapter 5(surah Maidah verse 4) has said “All good things are lawful for you to eat”. Majority of humanity ,as the history … Read more »

Animal rights in Islam!

December 27, 2018

Question/Comments: What are Islam’s/modern Islamic society’s views, if any, on cruel experiments conducted on animals for medical and cosmetic research? In Islamic slaughter the animal is subjected to a slow and cruel death; cannot the cruelty be reduced by a quick slaughter? Why don’t the modern Islamic society prescribe certain guidelines to make the last … Read more »

Can Muslims say ‘Happy Christmas’ to Christians?

December 12, 2018

Question There are many well-known scholars who advise Muslims not to say “Happy Christmas” to Christians during christmas days. In their understanding, saying “Happy Christmas” would mean that we agree with the Christian’s belief that Jesus is son of God . I have personally always said “HappyChristmas” to my Christian colleague and they always say “Happy Eid” to me … Read more »

Opinion on non practicing muslims!

December 06, 2018

Question There are many “Muslims” these days who dont pray, or fast or ever intend to do Hajj or anything. A lot of these Muslims, however, have strong convictions regarding the truth of Islam and the Prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh). Does their lack of adherence to the practical aspects of faith make them rejecters? These … Read more »

Are pictures prohibited in Islam?

November 29, 2018

Question There are number of Ahadith which prohibit muslims to make or take pictures of humans, animals and even landscape.Are these Ahadith authentic?Does Quran have to say anything about it?I will appreciate your detailed answer. Regards Answer One of the principles which we have always stressed on is that if a particular Hadith or even a … Read more »

Donating human organs! An Islamic perspective

November 25, 2018

Question How does Islam feel about organ donation? My father is very sick and he needs a liver transplant soon or he will die. He is on a very long list of recipients and there is nothing we can do, except wait for an organ donor to pass away so my father can get his … Read more »

Celebrating birthdays

November 20, 2018

Question I would like to know if celebrating birthdays (your own or your child’s birthday) is bid`ah [an invention in religion] or wrong in Islam? Are there any references that you can point me to?  Answer Celebrating birthdays is not a matter of religion. It is just like asking whether playing football, cricket, tennis or baseball a … Read more »

Is music prohibited in Islam?

November 13, 2018

Question I have read many Ahadith in authentic books according to which music is haram and those involved in it will be thrown in hell. Some scholars also refer to Quranic verses proving that music is forbidden. I will appreciate if you can shed your views according to Quran and Hadith. Answer In order to … Read more »

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