Doctrine and Sects – Page 2 – Ask A Muslim

Sufism–

(part 1 of 2) Introduction Whether it’s from a documentary on TV or a beautifully designed website, the majority have heard something about ‘Sufis’ and ‘Sufism’; programs on TV have aired, talk show hosts have made mention of them and politicians are taking a keen interest in this group… one has only to type the … Read more

Ahmadiyyah

(part 1 of 3): Origin and History The Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said: ‘I asked God for three things, He gave me two and didn’t give me one. I asked God to save my nation from being destroyed by natural calamities and He gave it to me. I … Read more

Sufism

Introduction Whether it’s from a documentary on TV or a beautifully designed website, the majority have heard something about ‘Sufis’ and ‘Sufism’; programs on TV have aired, talk show hosts have made mention of them and politicians are taking a keen interest in this group… one has only to type the word ‘Sufi’ on any … Read more

What is Scientology?

(part 1 of 2): The Eclectic Religion Scientology has been called the world’s most significant new religion, and Scientologists themselves claim to draw on 50,000 years of wisdom. However apostates from Scientology claim it is a vicious, dangerous cult masquerading as a religion. No matter which description we choose, the fact remains that Scientology is … Read more

Zoroastrianism

(part 1 of 2): Fire worshippers or monotheists? Zoroastrianism is defined by the Merriam Webster[1] online dictionary as a Persian religion founded in the sixth century B.C.E. by the prophet Zoroaster, promulgated in the Avesta, and characterized by worship of a supreme god, Ahura Mazda, who requires good deeds for help in his cosmic struggle … Read more

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

(part 1 of 3): Christians or cult members? In 2011 it was estimated that there were more than 7.6 million Jehovah’s Witnesses in over 109 thousand congregations, in more than 200 countries.[1] As the name suggests, it is an evangelical religion. Members, of both genders and of all ages, actively go from door to door, … Read more

What is Taoism?

(part 1 of 2): An Introduction Taoism is an ancient Chinese tradition of philosophy and religious belief also referred to as Daoism which is said to be a more accurate way of saying the Chinese word in English. The Tao (in Taoism) is usually translated as ‘the way’. It is very difficult to estimate the … Read more

Funeral Rites in Islam

(part 1 of 3): Everyone Shall Taste Death In this still sparkling, bright 21stcentury many of us have forgotten about death. It is a scary stranger. One we do not dare think about for fear that it will creep up behind us and take us away from the only life we know. In the past … Read more

Belief in the Prophets: The Middle Way

God has sent thousands of prophets to humankind. Every nation on earth received a Prophet. They all preached the same message – to worship One God, alone, without partners, sons, or daughters. All the prophets and messengers came for the same purpose, to lead mankind to God. “By God, We indeed sent (Messengers) to the … Read more