Questions: “Assalamu Alaykum, If there is a population of 7 billion in the world. Muslims constitute only 1.57 billion. So what about the majority of the people following different religions? Are they all going to hell? Is it their fault that they are born in some other religion?” Answer: Wa Alaykum Assalam Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Islam is a very sensible religion. It […]

Question: “The concept of a heavenly reward for doing God’s work on earth is a belief shared by Christians and Muslims. Also to fight “the good fight” and so forth is a common phrase. I, personally, never liked the song ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ myself, but many do sing it occasionally. Now, this doesn’t mean to kill those who are not Christians just to do good deeds. At least, I would […]

By Idris Taufiq When Islam dawned upon the Arabian Peninsula fourteen hundred years ago it came to set men and women free. Up until that time they had been enslaved in the worship of idols and all the pernicious practices associated with that. Female children, considered a burden and unwanted, were summarily killed. Women, considered worthless and existing only for the pleasure of men, were taken and then cast aside […]

Question: “Hi, as-salaamu alaikum, I am confused about the following statement that is often a part of verses you quote from the Quran:”(a captive) that your right hands possess” What exactly is “a captive that your right hands possess”? It was always my understanding that Islam forbade slavery as slavery and equality contradicted one another. I would appreciate if you could explain. Regards, wassalaam” Answer: Wa alaykum salaam waramatullah wabarakatuh! […]