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A perfect explanation of the reality of Islam

A perfect explanation of the reality of Islam

I slam is an Arabic word which means submission and surrender. Thus as a religion, Islam means complete surrender and submission to God and his laws. In Islamic texts the word Islam is used in three ways: 1) In its general sense, the whole universe is considered to be Muslim because it follows the laws that God has made for it. The sun, moon, earth, and all physical and biological ... Read More »

Is the Punishment of Amputation of the Hands, Rough and Violent?

Is the Punishment of Amputation of the Hands, Rough and Violent?

Is the Punishment of Amputation of the Hands, Rough and Violent? Before answering this question it is essential to mention the conditions which govern the punishment of amputation of a thief’s hand. From the entire collection of Islamic traditions, it can be inferred that there are numerous requirements, which have to be fulfilled, in order that this Islamic punishment is put into execution, and failing which, initiating this punishment is ... Read More »

The literary miraculousness of the holy Qur’an

The literary miraculousness of the holy Qur’an

The Holy Prophet performed various miracles, the commentaries upon which are recorded in books of Hadith and history. But the eternal miracle which radiates throughout all the ages is the Holy Qur’an; and the secret as to why the Prophet of Islam, and not any other Prophet, should have been distinguished by this miracle resides in this: The religion brought by him is the last religion, and it is to ... Read More »

Different aspects of the Qur’an’s miraculous nature

Different aspects of the Qur’an’s miraculous nature

Apart from the literary miracle of the Qur’an there are some other manifestations of its miraculous nature. If the literary miracle of the Qur’an can only be grasped by one who has some mastery in the Arabic language, the other miraculous qualities can, fortunately, be grasped by everyone. 1. The person who brought the Qur’an was unlettered and unlearned, not having been schooled; nor had he studied at the feet ... Read More »

Divine Justice (Justice of God)

Divine Justice (Justice of God)

We believe that God is just and that justice is one of the divine attributes of beauty (J). The basis of this belief is the Qur’anic negation of any possibility of any injustice on the part of God, referring to him as being upright in justice. As it is said: Indeed, Allah does not do injustice, [even] as much as an atom’s weight;[1] And again: Verily Allah will not deal ... Read More »

Is the Holy Qur’an Distorted?

Is the Holy Qur’an Distorted?

The revealed scriptures brought by previous Prophets have, unfortunately, been gradually subjected to alteration and interpolation over the years. In addition to what is said in the Qur’an to this effect, there is historical evidence to corroborate this fact. In contrast, nothing has been added to or taken from the Holy Qur’an itself. The Holy Prophet of Islam received 114 chapters of the Qur’an, and this constitutes, among other things, ... Read More »

Why is the inheritance of women half of that of men?

Why is the inheritance of women half of that of men?

Before answering this question, it is necessary to remember that the rule that states that the portion of inheritance of a man is twice that of a woman is not true across the board. In some cases we find that men and women take an equal sum of inheritance, like for instance the father and the mother of the deceased who take an equal amount of inheritance. In this case ... Read More »