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What is Imam Ali’s perspective in respect to the Quran?

What is Imam Ali’s perspective in respect to the Quran?

In the eyes of Imam Ali (as), the Quran holds a tremendous position. Some of the qualities he has attributed to this divine book have been collected in Nahjul Balaghah. A brief list of the qualities he has mentioned in regards to the Quran have been summarized as: an advisor who never deceives, the best of guides, the one who speaks the truth, the strongest and most dependable source of ... Read More »

Why do some Quranic verses abrogate the others?

Why do some Quranic verses abrogate the others?

Before thinking about abrogated verses we need to understand the nature of how the Qur’an was revealed.  It was not something that came down overnight as a complete revelation.  The verses were revealed to Muhammad {SAW} over a period of 20 something years.  Islam wasn’t just an ideology change but a complete lifestyle change.  People even today are generally reluctant to accept change, they don’t make many alterations to their ... Read More »

Why does Holy Quran persuade Muslims to kill infidels?

Why does Holy Quran persuade Muslims to kill infidels?

Question: Why does Holy Quran persuade Muslims to kill infidels? Answer: Our religion does not allow killing any innocent person regardless of his or her religion. The life of all human beings is sacrosanct according to the teachings of the Qur’an and the guidance of our blessed Prophet Muhammad -peace -be upon him and upon all the Prophets and Messengers of Allah. The Qur’an says about the prohibition of murder: ... Read More »

Why doesn’t Holy Quran mention the successor of Prophet Muhammad?

Why doesn’t Holy Quran mention the successor of Prophet Muhammad?

Question: Why doesn’t Holy Quran mention the successor of Prophet Muhammad? Answer: One should be aware that although the imam’s names,) especially Imam Ali’s (, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names,) especially Imam Ali’s (, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of Imam Ali as successor to Prophet ... Read More »

Why does Holy Quran equalize the testimony of one man to two women?

Why does Holy Quran equalize the testimony of one man to two women?

Question: Why does Holy Quran equalize the testimony of one man to two women? Answer: It is quite possible that gender and behavioral sciences have not caught up with where the Quran was coming from. I will explain the actual stance via Quranic and historical references and why possibly women are actually more important than men in Islam. First let’s say firmly both sexes are equal in God’s eyes. In ... Read More »

Why does Holy Quran talk to men not women?

Why does Holy Quran talk to men not women?

Question: Why does Holy Quran talk to men not women? Answer: The Lord Most Gracious did not send a separate Quran for men and a separate Quran for women, but rather send His Book of Guidance for all mankind! Thus, more often than not the Quran addresses mankind, both men and women, or believers and disbelievers, both men and women, in general. Having said that The Lord Most High has ... Read More »

If Holy Quran is for all people and for all times, why there are some verses in  it which are outdated?

If Holy Quran is for all people and for all times, why there are some verses in it which are outdated?

Question If Holy Quran is for all people and for all times, why there are some verses in  it which are outdated. For example, mentioning that God has created horses, mules, and donkeys to ride and use for show; and stating that He has created other things “of which mankind has no knowledge” while These days, no person needs horses or donkeys for transport, today there are cars, planes, trains, ... Read More »

Does the God maKe a mistake and later on correct it?

Does the God maKe a mistake and later on correct it?

Question: Muslims believe in the theory of abrogation in the Holy Quran, i.e. they believe that certain earlier verses of the Quran were abrogated by verses revealed later. Does this imply that God made a mistake and later on corrected it? Answer: 1. Two different interpretations The Glorious Qur’an says in the following verse: “None of Our revelations do we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but we substitute something ... Read More »

Does Islam believe in several Gods?

Does Islam believe in several Gods?

Question: Does Islam believe in several Gods because the Holy Quran uses the word ‘We’ when God speaks in the Quran? Why does Quran say “He” if God is not having any gender? Answer: Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion. It believes in and adheres to uncompromising monotheism. It believes that God is one, and unique in His attributes. In the Qur’an, God often refers to Himself using the word ... Read More »