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! […]

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim Bulan Ramadhan, bulan yang dinanti-nantikan oleh semua umat Islam di seluruh dunia sudah pun tiba. Di bulan ini, dengan jelas kita akan melihat umat Islam berlumba-lumba melakukan amal ibadat kerana Allah SWT. Semestinya bulan ini umat Islam akan mengambil masa untuk merenung isi kandungan Al-Quran kerana hanya dengan cara ini umat Islam dapat mengembalikan peranan Al-Quran itu sebagai pedoman hidup. Tambahan pula pada bulan ini, kitab teragung iaitu Al-Quran […]