The Qur’an and Scientific Findings Through Time

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers questions concerning Qur’anic verses comprising scientific findings that are uncannily similar to scientific findings, and whether verses have been changed over time. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a Muslim. So one night a thought strikes my mind that “maybe, after the scientists have discovered some particular […]

What Is the Umm al-Kitab?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the meaning of the term “Umm al-Kitab” and how it relates to the speech of Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I hope this finds you in the best health. My question is about the Umm al-Kitab which is mentioned three times in the Holy Qur’an. […]

Losing My Faith over Verses of Abrogation

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat tackles the complex question on the verses of abrogation from a brother who feels he has lost faith in religion. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have much confusion. According to classical scholars, verses 9:5 and 9:29 of Sura al Tawba abrogated peaceful verses like “No compulsion in religion” […]

Did Sunni Scholars Change the Explanation of a Qur’an Verse to Oppose the Shi’a?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I heard that the Qur’anic ayah (verse), “And [by] ten nights.” (Al-Fajr, 02) intends the ten nights of the month Muharram, and not the the ten nights of Dhu-l-Hijjah. Supposedly, this was Mujahid ibn Jabr’s opinion and also Muqatil ibn Sulayman’s opinion. But then, because Shi’as “adopted” […]

The Smoke and The Beast: Signs of the Last Hour

Ustadh Salman Younas explains the meaning of the Smoke and the Beast, and how we should view differences of opinion on Signs of the Last Hour. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Could you please explain the meaning of the Smoke and the Beast, which are from among the signs of the last […]

Why Did Allah Favor the Children of Israel?

Answered by Shyakh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum I would like to know why Allah has favoured the Children of Israel over of all other nations. Wouldn’t it be unjust if He only provided the Book to one nation and favoured them? On the contrary, Islam is for all humanity, therefore, the question does not […]

Was Life Present on Earth Before Humanity?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum The Quran states: “And when your Lord said to the angels, ‘Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.’ They said, ‘Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?’ Allah said, ‘Indeed, […]

Who Is a Sahabi? Who Is Referred to When Allah Says “Allah Is Pleased With Them?”

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1) Who is a Sahabi? 2) Who is referred to when Allah Says ‘Allah is pleased with them? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for your questions. I pray this finds you in the best of states. Definition of a Sahabi (Companion) The scholars consider a Sahabi […]

Are the Words “Siraj” And “Munir” Specific to the Sun and the Moon?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I have a question about the verse number 46 from Surah al Ahzab. Why does Allah use the word “siraj” or “wasirajan muniran” in that ayat. Isn’t “siraj” only meant for the sun which gives off light? Doesn’t “munir” mean reflected light ? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum […]

I Feel That Women Are Not Part of the Qur’Anic Narrative. What Do They Get in Paradise?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam alaykum, I feel that women are not part of the Qur’anic narrative besides descriptions of “wide-eyed virgins” for male believers. What do women get in Paradise? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for seeking out clarity […]