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Will only muslims go to paradise?

Question We believe that those people who believe in the oneness of God and in the last prophet will eventually be forgiven by God. But most of us are Muslims only because we were born in Muslim families i.e. by chance not by choice. I am quite sure that had we been born in India … Read more »

Why do fundamental Islamists kill?

Question Why do fundamental Islamists kill? How does the teaching of being at peace reconcile with the actions of Islamists? Answer There are two misconceptions in your question that require clarification: 1. your use of the word Islamist is misplaced, 2. that you identify groups of criminals with Islam. In the first instance, an Islamist … Read more »

Is Islam religion of peace?

Question I have heard many say that Islam is a religion of peace, and the Jews are all the evil ones….but evidences point to a different scenario.I have never seen Jews strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up buildings around the world killing innocent people. I would just like to hear the justification of calling … Read more »

Why do you need to be a muslim?

Question I am a Buddhist, and I believe that every religion teaches you good things. Then why someone needs to be a Muslim only? Reply It seems that you are taking a very narrow view of each religion. When you say that “every religion teaches you good things”, you are, apparently, taking into consideration the … Read more »

Evaluating Islam as a religion based on divine revelation

Question I am a doctor of internal medicine, and I have always considered myself to be an intelligent seeker of truth. I started college as an atheist with a strong attachment to logic. However, after a long rational investigation, many debates with friends on both sides, and several classes in philosophy, I came to the … Read more »

Is Islam a male dominant religion?

Question I have recently become very curious with the Muslim faith after gaining a very special friendship with a Muslim man.  But as a woman, I have been skeptical of the religion. From what I know, which is little, it seems to be very male-dominant.  I am trying to learn in an unbiased way, but … Read more »

What was God’s purpose of giving life?

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. Reply According to the Qur’an, God created the heavens and the earth (which apparently implies the physical universe) – Hu’d 11: 7 – and created … Read more »

Why Islam-after Judaisim&Christianity?

Question: What was the need of Islam when everything including laws and spiritual methods to cleanse your souls were present in both Judaisim&Christianity together.Kindly read my premise below carefully and then give your answer. “Well, we have to think about religions as a thing that nobody can dismiss. The pagans have their own gods, the … Read more »

Is Islam not a complete code of life?

Question In some of your answers you write “… the Shari`ah is silent on this subject …” Does this mean that Islam is not the complete way of life? Reply Islam has not given us extensive guidance regarding all issues and aspects of life. On the contrary, the nature of Islamic directives is solely in … Read more »

Is Islam the only divine religion?

Question Does Islam claim to be the only true divine religion in the world? Reply The statement “Islam claims to be the only true Divine religion” is sometimes misconstrued as Islam’s non-recognition of Divine revelation to anyone before Muhammad (pbuh). Islam recognizes not only the fact that God revealed His message to Adam,Noah, Abraham,Ishmael, Isaac,, … Read more »

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