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Common Doubts About Islam

The Execution of The Jews At Bani Quraydah

by Bassam Zawadi   There seems to be a Christian who has a problem with the expulsion of Bani Qurayda. Besides the fact that this issue has already been dealt with I just want to address the most important objection, which is the execution of the men of Bani Qurayda. First I urge everyone to first read the article I linked to and understand how significant the crime that the Jews committed against the Muslims was and about how it lead to …
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How Old Was Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) When He Died?

By Bassam Zawadi     There are some who have argued that there is a contradiction in our hadeeth literature regarding at what age the Prophet (peace be upon him) died. Some say he died at the age of sixty, some say sixty three, while others say sixty five.   Let’s take a look at the narrations:     Narrations That State That The Prophet (peace be upon him) Died At Age Sixty   Saheeh Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Number 747: Narrated Rabia bin Abi Abdur-Rahman: I heard Anas bin Malik …
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Obsessed With Defamation and Slander

By Imam Zaid Shakir   Recently, 28 million copies of the anti-Islamic propaganda documentary, Obsession, were distributed free of charge in what are being considered the “swing” states in the current election campaign. This effort is clearly designed to leverage the idea in the minds of some Americans that Senator Barack Obama is a Muslim (he is not), and therefore, he is to be identified with the images and statements of Muslims portrayed in the video. These portrayals give the impression that …
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Christian Missionaries on the Historical Method and Science of Hadith

By Bassam Zawadi   Missionaries raising polemics against Islam have a constant habit of citing from what Muslims deem to be weak sources. They think that the Western historical method is superior to the Muslim’s historical method of verification. Thus, when they examine our Islamic sources they apply their own standards and reach different conclusions than what Muslim scholars have reached.   The two missionaries that have argued this in somewhat more detail than others on the internet or have basically summed up what …
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Uncomfortable Questions: An Authoritative Exposition

An Answer to the Mischievous Writings of Joseph Smith High Ranking Spokesman of the Hyde Park Christian Fellowship By ‘Abdur-Raheem Green     Introduction All Praise is due to Allah, who has no partners, Peace and Blessings be upon His Final Messenger, Muhammad, and upon his family and companions. Amîn! What follows is the paper based on the debate between Mr A. Green and J. Smith at South Bank University on Wednesday, 29 May 1996. There apparently seemed to be some confusion by the Christian contingent …
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The Status of Non-Muslims In the Islamic State

By Bassam Zawadi This paper will discuss the status of non-Muslims in an Islamic state. This article will attempt to answer the following questions:   What is a dhimmi? What is the Jizyah tax? Who is required to pay the Jizyah tax? Why are Non-Muslims made to pay it? Isn’t this Tax Oppressive and Unjust? What benefits would Non-Muslims Get out of paying Jizyah? Why Don’t Muslims Get to Pay the Jizyah? Doesn’t This Show That There is Discrimination Against Non-Muslims? How …
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Refutation to ‘The Real History of the Crusades’

By Kadafi   The historical distortion perpetrated on historical thinking by Thomas F. Madden is not a new fallacious concept introduced by contemporary Christian revisionists but has been prevalent since the emergence of Islam on world stage. For many centuries, the Christian historians and orientalists directly promulgated lies and fabrications about Islam in order to instil prejudice against the Muslims. And yet in the modern age, Christian fundamentalist historians still continue to carry the flag and propagate indirectly their revisionist theories regarding …
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Does Allah Seek Repentance?

By Bassam Zawadi   Some Muslims are facing difficulties with passages such as Surah 2:37, 54, 160 and others, which state that Allah repented. Most, if not all, translations would translate the Arabic word for repent as meaning “relenting towards” or “pardoned”. The reason for this is because that is the correct meaning. In English it does not make sense to say that someone “repented towards” somebody else in a way that implies that he has pardoned that person. However, in the …
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Can Muslims Befriend the Disbelievers?

By Bassam Zawadi   Please note: This paper is discussing non-Muslims in general and not exceptions to the general rule. Of course a Musilm can be friends with his non-Muslim wife and with his non-Muslim parents (31:15), etc.   Before I proceed to my article, I want to clarify what I mean by the word “friend”.   Is this article going to argue that Muslims could be friends with disbelievers? The answer to that would be a yes and a no. It all depends on what you …
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Does The Qur’an Mentioning Stories Found In Previous Writings Threaten Its Credibility?

By Bassam Zawadi   Christians love to keep pointing out that stories found in Islamic sources could actually also be found in earlier sources (see here) and by Allah’s grace there have also been Muslims refuting these claims (see here).   I think what these Christians fail to realize is that Islam does teach that it has come to confirm the truth of the previous scriptures. Indeed, some true stories could have found their way into the Bible or other apocryphal books. There is …
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