The Question A reader asks - In Islam the name of God is The God or Al Ilah. Does this mean there are many Gods and He is The God? The Answer As Salaam Alaikum and thank you for your question. This is a common question arising from a lack of knowledge of Arabic. The … Continue reading Q&A: More Than One God in Islam?
Does Islam allow Muslims to pray for non-Muslims who have died? A reader recently emailed us the above question as he wants to perform funeral prayers for a close non-Muslim friend who has passed away. There are three aspects to this; Ritual funeral rites as performed for a Muslim. General Supplication and Condolences and sympathy … Continue reading Q&A: Praying for Non-Muslims
Is it true that in Islam wives must obey their husbands without question? It is correct that this is the traditional interpretation put forward but in our view this is not what the Holy Quran says. This is a misinterpretation by our non-Ahmadi brothers of a part of verse 34 of chapter 4 of the … Continue reading Q&A: Wives must obey their husbands without question?
Is it true that in Islam husbands are superior to wives? An email from a reader We were recently sent an email by 'Lee' who asked the above question of us and wanted a detailed response to help him educate people who argue that Islam treats women as second class citizens. Well Lee this misunderstanding … Continue reading Q&A: husbands are superior to wives?
Recently on one of our Youtube channel videos a person posted a comment claiming that early Islam was spread through violence and was not a peaceful religion. This led to us receiving a few emails asking us to answer this allegation. Therefore today, in our special Q&A section, we shall be answering the following question; … Continue reading Q&A: Islam spread by force?
I recently saw that Jemima Khan had got a pet dog for one of her children, and in response many Muslims pointed out to her that Islam banned dogs as pets. Is this really true? [Cooper] as salaam alaikum Cooper. The first point to remember is that nothing is absolutely forbidden in Islam. For example, … Continue reading [Q&A] Are dogs allowed as pets in Islam?
If jihad has always meant to struggle and Muslim scholars have always said this in what way did Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad carry out a reform? The point to remember is that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad carried out a great number of reforms and the clarification of the concept of jihad was only one of … Continue reading [Q&A] If Jihad always meant struggle
A reader emailed in asking us: Why do we have Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan?The extra prayer mentioned in the Holy Quran is the Tahajjud prayer. This is chapter 17 verse 79. It is not obligatory. It is said in early hours before the Fajr, or the early morning prayer. Taraweeh is not mentioned in the … Continue reading [Q&A] Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan
A Sameer emailed in asking us: For how long should Muslims fast in the countries where days are 22 hours long? Click on read more for the answer. This question is 1500 years old and it was asked at the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). The question was about prayers and not fasting. … Continue reading [Q&A] How long should Muslims fast
A reader emailed in asking us: I see lots of Muslims on a daily basis who smoke, and smoke a lot! They tell me that smoking is merely disapproved of but not forbidden in Islam. This makes no sense to me at all. So is smoking forbidden or does the Allah turn a blind eye … Continue reading [Q&A] Is Smoking forbidden in Islam
A reader emailing in asking; The Prophet Muhammad said that innovations are forbidden in Islam then why do Muslims drive cars and wear glasses? To read the answer click on the read more button. Such objections against Islam and its Holy Prophet arise because of a misunderstanding of Islamic teachings. This refers to innovation in, … Continue reading [Q&A] Prophet Muhammad said innovation forbidden