Friendship With Non-Muslims: Explaining Verse 5:51

Friendship With Non-Muslims: Explaining Verse 5:51

Question: Could you please explain ayat 5:51? Does this verse mean that we cannot have non-Muslim friends? That would seem somewhat strange, because after all, men are allowed to marry non-Muslims. Why would we be able to marry them but not befriend them? Answer: Wa...
6 reasons why Islam is the cure to Racism

6 reasons why Islam is the cure to Racism

Malcolm X once famously said that “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.” The fact of the matter is, Islam has all the keys necessary to defeat racism from society and leave no room for such...
Understanding Jizyah

Understanding Jizyah

Some misguided critics who happen to always come across this verse, and show it to people who know little about Islam. They give the impression that Islam sanctions the killing of Jews and Christians at all times. It is important to always get info from the most...
Islam & Buddhism

Islam & Buddhism

Historical criticism has proved that the original teachings of Buddha can never be known. It seems that Gautama Buddha’s teachings were memorized by his disciples. After Buddha’s death a council was held at Rajagaha so that the words of Buddha could be recited and...
How to Fast Like a Muslim? A non-Muslim Guide

How to Fast Like a Muslim? A non-Muslim Guide

Many people have heard about Muslims fasting and the month of Ramadan, but there are a lot of confusions and misunderstandings surrounding this topic. So, we’re going to try and clear them up and give you a nice concise explanation of fasting in Islam. Why Do You...
Ramadhan Planner

Ramadhan Planner

The Ramadan Planner is a dream come true! It’s not only a book in which one can jot down their goals and strategies to stay productive during Ramadan but it’s a collection of ideas and activities that help to build on one’s character and social work....
Prohibition of Alcohol in Islam

Prohibition of Alcohol in Islam

In the Holy Qur’an the word Khamr has been used for alcoholic drinks. During the days of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the sources of alcoholic beverages were grapes, dates, wheat, barley and honey. Although alcohol may be prepared nowadays from...
PIG – Why Can’t Muslims Eat Pork?

PIG – Why Can’t Muslims Eat Pork?

For Muslims, it’s not just about a healthy soul but also a healthy body. You may not be familiar with a common scenario at a cafeteria or buffet with a Muslim. ‘Excuse me, can you tell me if the fish was fried in the same oil as the sausages?’ ‘Excuse me can you...
Right Hand

Right Hand

Why is the right hand preferred over the left hand when greeting, eating and in other cases? What is wrong with using the left hand for these purposes? It is part of Allaah’s complete blessing upon us and the perfection of this great religion, that Islam organizes all...
SLAVERY

SLAVERY

First, a knowledgeable Jew or Christian knows full-well that slavery is discussed in the Bible.  The Jewish law has much to say about slaves and their treatment.  This matter is not open to debate.  It is a fact every rabbi and trained pastor is aware of. Second, just...