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Misconceptions

Is Beating Your Wife Allowed In Islam?

The verse that people will bring up related to this topic is in Chapter 4, Verse 34 of the Quran. Allah says, “Men are the caretakers of women, as men have been provisioned by Allah over women and tasked with supporting them financially. And righteous women are devoutly obedient and, when alone, protective of what Allah has entrusted them with. And if you sense ill-conduct from your women, advise them ˹first˺, ˹if they persist,˺ do not share their beds, ˹but if …
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Does Female Genital Mutilation Come From Islam?

One has to realize that there is a clear difference between female circumcision and female genital mutilation, as the former is actually beneficial and recommended in Islam. Female circumcision is known medically as clitoral hood reduction, and according to ALL medical doctors, this procedure has many benefits for women, such as increased sexual sensation, better ability to climax, decreased discomfort from intercourse, and more. This procedure is even endorsed and recommended by the American Society Of Plastic Surgeons. They even …
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Is Islam A Terrorist Religion?

Allah clearly states in the Quran in Chapter 60:8-9, “Allah does not forbid you from dealing kindly and fairly with those who have neither fought nor driven you out of your homes. Surely Allah loves those who are fair. Allah only forbids you from befriending those who have fought you for ˹your˺ faith, driven you out of your homes, or supported ˹others˺ in doing so. And whoever takes them as friends, then it is they who are the ˹true˺ wrongdoers.” …
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Did Prophet Muhammad Marry A Child?

Many people claim that Prophet Muhammad married Aisha when she was a child. According to an authentic hadith, He married Aisha when she was 6 and He consummated the marriage when she was 9. However, what we have to realize is that people hit puberty and were sexually and mentally ready at different times throughout history. For example, in 1880 in America, the age of consent was set at 10 or 12 in most states. Delaware was even lower, being …
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Who Practices Polygamy?

(part 1 of 2) Polygamy has been practiced by mankind for thousands of years. Many of the ancient Israelites were polygamous, some having hundreds of wives. King Solomon is said to have had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. His father, David had ninety-nine, and Jacob, from whom the tribes of Israel descended, had four[1]. Advice has been given by some Jewish wise men stating that no man should marry more than four wives. No early society put any restrictions on …
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Polygamy – An alternative way of life

What is it about the word polygamy? Just uttering it raises eyebrows, elicits snide remarks, or prompts crude jokes. Since the 19thcentury, when the concepts of orientalism and colonialism came to dominate Western thought, combining the words polygamy and Islam has conjured up visions of swarthy Arab men surrounded by sexual playthings. More recently, the word polygamy has come to represent patriarchs in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, having sexual relations with underage girls. While both images certainly make …
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What’s in a name? – The Problem with the “Nation of Islam”

(part 1 of 2) The Fundamentals of Islamic Belief One could be forgiven for assuming that any group with the word Islam in its title would be Muslim. But when it comes to the group calling itself the “Nation of Islam”, one must be very wary indeed. To be Muslim means to hold certain fundamental theological beliefs. The Muslim profession of faith is: “I bear witness that there is no god but God, and I bear witness that Mohammed is a prophet of …
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Why Pork is Forbidden in Islam

(part 1 of 2): Obeying the laws of God Islam is a holistic way of life, taking into account physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being, each a separate but overlapping part of the structure of a human being. God created us with a purpose; to worship Him, (Quran 51:56) but He did not abandon us to a world of instability and insecurity. He gave us a book of guidance, the Quran, and the example of Prophets and Messengers to explain that trusting …
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Misconceptions about Animals Rights: Cruelty to impure animals.

Cruelty to impure animals. Islam is a religion devoted to the concept of mercy. Muslims are encouraged to be merciful towards each other, towards all of humankind, towards animals, and even towards the environment. God is the Most Merciful and all mercy originates from Him. When Prophet Muhammad explained the quality of God’s mercy, he used the metaphor of a mother animal showing mercy towards her offspring[1]. “And We have sent you O Muhammad not but as a mercy for all of …
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Misconceptions about Allah

(part 1 of 3): Is Allah God? Yes, Allah is God. He is Allah, the One and Only. He is the same God worshipped in the Jewish and Christian faiths and is recognisable as such. Across the globe and throughout history people of all faiths and beliefs have turned towards God, or a supreme deity, the Creator of the universe. He is Allah. Allah is God. God the Creator. God the Sustainer. The word God is spelled and pronounced differently in many …
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