Assalam alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuI'm really concerned about having committed shirk. It is a deep fear of mine and I always seek refuge in Allah from ever getting involved in shirk.I needed an answer to a question I had submitted and without realising what I had said, I had uttered "someone please help me" I know only Allah SWT can help me and I'm in no doubt about that, but I would like some clarification as to whether my statement meant I have committed shirk.Jazakallahu khair.
Dear Sheikh! A man was forced to utter some words that place him outside Islam, while faith is reposed in his heart. Does this render him a disbeliever? If yes, how could he repent?
One of my Christian friends raised the issue of why Islam dictates that converters from Islam to Christianity be killed while Christians can freely convert to Islam. Can you please comment on this so as to convince people about the Islamic point of view?Also, can you please comment about minority rights in Islamic communities such as practicing their religion and building churches?Finally, can you please comment about Christian rights to make outreach for Christianity as Muslim do outreach (da`wah) for Islam? In other words, do they have the right to make an effort to spread Christianity among Muslims as Muslims are instructed to spread Islam among Christians? Thanks a lot.
We hear that `aqeedah (creed or the study of it) is one of the most difficult sciences to study because of its many branches that need a lot of accurate research. How much knowledge of `aqeedah is the average Muslim required to attain?
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. Am I a Muslim? I believe all of the central tenets of Islam, but have never been to a mosque or prayed to Allah in an official manner, only in private supplications and praise. I was raised as an atheist, but have felt my whole life that SOMETHING (I later learned that His name was Allah) was calling me towards Him. I am deeply spiritual, and think, about every decision in my life, what Allah would think or say, but I don’t feel like I really belong in the Muslim community, simply because I never have been a part of it. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholar, As-Salmau `Alaykum wa Rahamtu Allah wa Barakatuh. Recently, some Muslim doctors reviewed the issue of immunization against a likely future attack of a specified disease(s) in a public lecture. They argue that it is unacceptable for a Muslim to immunize himself/herself against a disease that is believed will occur in future. This include immunization of babies against childhood diseases such as Polio, Measles, etc. They claim that doing so contravenes the principle of `Ilm-l-Ghayb (Knowledge of the Unseen). What are your comments on this?