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Rights of non-Muslim Minorities

Host:  What is the situation of non-Muslims in an Islamic State?

Jamal Badawi:

There seems to be undue fears that if we have a true and sincere Islamic State that there would be persecution towards non-Muslim minorities.  It is true that an Islamic State is not a secular state where God is kept out of the picture.  […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Islam and Other Faiths|1 Comment

Shariah Laws and Women: Interpretations and Misinterpretations

By Dr. Jasser Auda
Women’s issues are the real test for the current Islamic reform. The reason is that groundless and unfair differentiation between men and women is deeply embedded in many popular opinions that we inherited from the eras of decline of the Islamic civilization.

First of all, it is necessary to make the following distinctions:

1. […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Islam, Islam and Gender Issues, Women in Islam|0 Comments
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    Understanding Shariah

    An 877-Why-Islam Brochure Order a free copy or  Order in Bulk The newest buzzword these days is ‘Shariah.’ As several states scramble to pass legislation to outlaw Shariah, a hyped fear and persistent confusion surrounds this loaded term. Most people who speak passionately against Shariah do not, in reality, understand it and often reduce it […]

Understanding Shariah

An 877-Why-Islam Brochure

Order a free copy or  Order in Bulk

The newest buzzword these days is ‘Shariah.’ As several states scramble to pass legislation to outlaw Shariah, a hyped fear and persistent confusion surrounds this loaded term. Most people who speak passionately against Shariah do not, in reality, understand it and often reduce it to merely […]

By |December 15th, 2014|FAQs, North America, On Faith, Shariah, Society|2 Comments

What is Shariah? (video)

By |September 6th, 2014|FAQs, On Faith, Shariah|0 Comments

Shariah Law: Opportunity or Threat to America? Imam Siraj Wahhaj

Shariah is an integral part of Islam. It is often defined as ‘Islamic law,’ causing one to assume that it consists mostly of criminal rulings and penalties. However, Shariah encompasses much more than the conventional understanding of law. While Shariah provides the legal framework for the foundation and functioning of a society, it also details […]

By |August 7th, 2014|FAQs, North America, Shariah, Social Ties|0 Comments

Huffington Post Video: The Journey to Mecca

 

By |November 22nd, 2011|Pilgrimage, Spiritual Journeys, The Muslim World|0 Comments

Why don't Muslims condemn terrorism?

Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, including statements issued in the wake of the heinous attacks on September 11.

1. The American Muslim Political Co-ordination […]

By |August 10th, 2011|Islam on Violence|2 Comments

Was Islam Spread By the Sword?

One of the bizarre myths perpetuated about Islam, during the centuries of mistrust during and after the Crusades, is that Muslim armies forced people to accept Islam at the point of the sword. Unfortunately this myth survives to this day.

Many Western scholars have now repudiated this myth. The great historian De Lacy O’Leary wrote in […]

By |August 9th, 2011|Islam on Violence|3 Comments

What about verses in the Qur’an that encourage you to kill non-believers wherever you find them?

This is a question that often comes up in critiques of Islam, especially in light of recent political events. It is incumbent on Muslims to respond to and clear misconceptions stemming from Islam’s perceived stance on violence and interfaith relations.

The Importance of Context

The word ‘context’ has two dictionary meanings:

• The parts of a written or […]

By |August 9th, 2011|Islam on Violence|26 Comments

Why does Islam permit polygamy?

1. Definition of Polygamy

Polygamy means a system of marriage wherein one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types; one is polygyny wherein a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, wherein a woman marries more than one man. Islam permits limited polygyny while prohibiting polyandry completely.

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By |August 9th, 2011|Islam and Gender Issues|3 Comments