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What was God’s purpose of giving life?

January 30, 2023

Question According to Islam, what’s the basic purpose of life? What’s the point of this whole exercise? God already knew everything so He didn’t need to experiment with the world. Answer According to the Qur’an, God created the heavens and the earth (which apparently implies the physical universe) – Hu’d 11:7 – and created life and death … Read more »

June 30, 2021

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Differentiating between status of Messengers of Allah

January 30, 2021

Question I have heard many muslims claim that prophet Muhammad had a special place in the eyes of God compared to other prophets which makes him superior to all other prophets.Is this claim true?Can you kindly give references from Quran and Hadith to support your answer. Regards Answer Muslims believe in all Prophets of Allah, … Read more »

Friendship with people of other faiths

December 24, 2020

Question It seems that Qur’an is requiring Muslims not to make Jews and Christians friends (auliya) (5:51), but it is also requiring them to show good attitude (birr) towards them in another passage (60:8). What is your view on this matter? Answer I will let you know about the more popular traditional view on the … Read more »

Can muslims say AssalamoAlaikum to people of other faiths?

December 24, 2020

Question Where i live there are lots of Christians,Hindus and Sikhs. They also understand my language and we have good social relations.I was just wondering whether, as Muslims, we are allowed to say AssalamoAlaikum to them? JazakAllah ker, Answer Muslims, wherever in the world they are, must be a source of peace and blessing for … Read more »

About transgenders

March 16, 2020

Question What is Islamic point of view about transgenders?How should we look at such people in an Islamic society as generally people have a very negative point of view about them.Should they be ostracized?Please,give references from Quran and Hadith. Regards Answer There is nothing in Quran and Hadith about transgender people so any opinion formed … Read more »

Is paper marriage acceptable?

March 04, 2020

Question Paper marriage is quite common in UK and USA among expatriates from poor countries. Muslims and non-Muslims are equally involved in this practice. Is it an acceptable thing to do from Islamic point of view if exercised without any lustful intentions, in fact, solely for economic reasons? As a result of paper marriage people … Read more »

Donating human organs! An Islamic perspective

February 25, 2020

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 »

Is women’s testimony half as reliable?

February 11, 2020

Question If Islam says that it gives equal rights to women, why then most clerics say that women’s testimony is half compared to men?Is it in Quran? Answer In our opinion, the above assumption has no basis in Islam and is result of incorrect understanding of Quran. The idea that the witness of women is … Read more »

Was Islam initially spread by force?

January 19, 2020

Question Non Muslims claim that in the beginning Islam was spread by force. Whereas Muslims claim that in Islam no one can be forced to accept any religion in a true Islamic society. What can be said to substantiate this claim of Muslims? Reply The statement ‘in the beginning Islam was spread by force’ is … Read more »

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