Assalamu alikum! islam& slavery of woman -------------- at first;i really often read articles and texts from fatwa bank, they are really veryhelpful, but this time i thought much by myself and read in books and online but i didnt find answer. I prayed to Allah swt that He will let me find ananswer , that gives my heart again peace.. so here it is: 1. can in islam a muslim woman be a slave of a muslim man? --> Quran 4:25 "..marry...believing maids" --> does that means he can marry a believing maid and that means he can Have a believing (muslim?!) woman as maid ("whomher rights u posses) 2. can the man have so many female slaves like he wants ? And have intercourse with them? next to his woman/ women? 2.1 do they buythem or only from war, like i read? ( from war would be more islam-logic cause if buying it would an active way of pushing slavery) 3. Do the female slave (because she is property of man) have a right to say "no" to s.intercourse ? If the man wants intercourse with her. 4. can the man have intecourse with her although she is maybe married with someone else? and if she prayes to many gods? May Allah all of u reward much and may Allah theallmighty make ur Iman much more and more stronger!!! wassalam Sakina
Assalamu Aleikum, Is slavery permitted in Islam? I've read your answers to similar questions and got more confused. I really didn't see the proof from Quran that Islam prohibits slavery. You said that it was aimed to be taken away in steps as prohibition of alcohol is, and there is indeed Quran verse prohibiting that. In terms of slavery, I haven't seen such verse(s) except those encouraging Muslims to free slaves, which by any circumstances doesn't mean that slavery is haram. On the contrary it recognizes slavery as institution.Please advise. May Allah reward you for your efforts
Dr. Marawan Shahin, Professor of Hadith and its Sciences, Faculty of Usul Ad-Din (Theology), Al-Azhar Univ. states: “The Arabic terminology for sodomy in Islam is Luat which refers to the act of people of Prophet Lut (peace and blessings be upon him) as they used to practice the perverted sexual relationship between man and man. They
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What are the ways in which a Muslim may worship Allah? Is salah the only way of worship or does it include dhikr, da`wah, etc.? Please list various ways. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Please tell me what is the first step in converting a Christian to Islam? What is the easiest thing I can say or teach to invite them to Islam without offending them? Is there a book I can buy?
1) What is the structure of leadership in Islamic faith? How are leaders chosen? Who can be a leader? 2) How doctrine is established and changed? What are the sources of "truth" and who interprets them? 3) How Islamic faith handles change. How does it deal with secular autority when it conflicts with religious authority?
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaikum. My question is regarding the relevance of Islam in modern times. What do you think: Is it possible that Islamic teachings are to be altered to cope with modern changes? Are they changeable with the passage of time?
I am a Muslim who firmly believes in the fairness of the Islamic justice system. I understand the translation and the meaning of verse 178 of surat al-Baqarah, but I want to know how it applies today. For instance, when a man kills a slave or a free man, does the judge give ANY SLAVE OR ANY FREE MAN from the killer's tribe to be killed in retaliation?1) Who chooses the ones to be killed in retaliation?2) On what grounds is the choice made? Please give me a thorough explanation that I can present to those who do not believe in the fairness of the Islamic justice system.
What is your opinion about the Nation of Islam and their leader Louis Farakhan?
Respected scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Does the concept of "luck" or "coincidence” exist in Islam? Or is it that everything is strictly planned by Allah, since we are supposed to believe that we have a destiny that has been laid out for us and all the decisions we make and experiences that occur to us will finally lead us there? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I have a simple question: what is the reality of Islam, and what does “Islam is a new title for an old truth” mean? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. the fifth argument that the Christian group posed, which caused much perplexity to Muslims in the area, is related to the claim that the Prophet used to rent out and hire many slaves and hence Islam is a religion of slavery. Could you please send my question to Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi to refute such a claim?
Dear Brothers in Islam, Assalamualaikum...... I wanted to know if there is any scientific reason in Islam persuing their months as per the lunar calender than the usual months which are followed in the world.
It is circulated that Islam is a religion of terrorism and it opposes peace. Is this right?
Why should anyone choose Islam as a religion and as a way of life? In other way: Why are we Muslims?
As-salamu `alaykum. I want to know the Islamic view of studying philosophy. Is there any Islamic reservation against studying philosophy?
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum!thank you very much for the wonderful service you provide and more grease to your elbow! Could you please furnish me with the Islamic view on celebrating the Valentine’s Day?
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. Would you please shed some light on what is meant by Allah's saying, 'We made of you a Middle Ummah' (Ummatan Wasatan) [2: 143]? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars: I am really impressed by your answers. Really, I am torn from within. Islam has been subject to so many attacks, brandishing it as a religion that has nothing to offer to humanity. As we are now approaching another Sep. 11, questions are being poured on what Islam has to offer humanity. Can you answer this question?
What does Islam say about establishing a university or a faculty where Islamic Shari`ah and Christian Theology are taught in the same place? The purpose of this university is to alleviate the tension between Muslims and Christians and to bring them closer and allow an opportunity for mutual co-operation.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Please enlighten me on the issue of the relation between science and our noble religion, Islam. Do we find any relation between both? What does Islam say about science and how can we look to the scientific facts through the Qur’an? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum! I have a friend who likes gambling a lot. Can you give me the Islamic opinion on it so that I would convince him to stop doing this act?
Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. What is the Islamic view of cremation? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the Islamic view of surrogate motherhood? Is a married couple allowed to use this procedure to have a child? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear Sheikh! As-Salaam `Alaykum! I am really interested in having a clear information on how Islam view the global civilization; how Islam managed to embrace all different cultures and civilization. Thanks
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can we consider Kashmir to be a Muslim land in the sense of saying that Muslims have a legitimate right to claim it? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear Sheikh! Kindly inform me about the ruling of smoking according to Islam. Jazakum Allah Khairan
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum wa Ramatullah wa Barakatuh! What does Islam say on the preservation of environment? May Allah bless you all!
I have encountered this question many times from non-Muslims: What will be the destiny of people who live in remote places like the Arctic Circle, and have never heard about Islam and die as a non-Muslims. Will they go to Hell?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Non-Muslims often comment about Islam saying that most Muslims are Muslims because of the death penalty for apostasy. Many claim that there is inherent hypocrisy as converts from other religions are eagerly awaited for, while if a Muslim decides not to follow Islam he is put to death. Please clarify.
As-salamu `alaykum. First of all, I would like thank all the brothers and sisters behind IslamOnline who provide this wonderful service. My question is regarding nationalism and whether it is compatible with Islam. My personal view is that Allah created one world for all of humanity and He never divided them into nations or territorial regions. Nationalism and patriotism are practices of jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic ignorance) that run against the fabric of unity and brotherhood that Islam stands for. I believe that there can be only two nations: one in which its people have accepted Islam and are under Islamic rule or a caliphate, the other nation consists of people who refuse to do so. I would like to have the view of scholars on this subject.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Kindly furnish me with fatwa as to the nature of the war waged by Abu Bakr against the apostates, and tell me: is it true that Islam was originally forced on people?
Dear Sheikh! I have a question to raise. I would like you to enlighten me on the concept of unity in Islam and the effect of the lack of this concept in our modern world?
Dear Sheikh! I would like to know to what extent religion and sports are related? What are the etiquette and the morals by which a Muslim should abide while practicing sports?
As-salam-u-alikumSir I want to ask questions on the following Hadeeth,On the occasion of His Last Hajj, while standing on the camel along with Hazrat Ali (R.A)The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said,(Meaing of Hadeeth)"Whoever considers me LORD (RAB), he considered ALI (R.A) as RAB. Who ever insulted him, he insulted me.(We often hear these words near 9th and 10th Muharram especially in PAKISTAN) Is there any hadeeth like this?? If yes, is it authentic?? I, rather every muslim, believe that Our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) can't consider himself RAB. My friend also says that we pray to ALLAH through Hazrat ALI (R.A). In other words, he is a source of the acceptance of our prayers.and perhaps I will not be a muslim if I do not believe in this hadeeth.He also says that ALLAH appointed Hazrat Ali (R.A) to distribute Rizq (livelihood).He also says that Hazrat Ali (R.A) and Our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) both are two arms of ALLAH by which ALLAH spreads Food i.e Rizq.He also says that Our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) prayed to ALLAH for help. Then ALLAH blessed him with Hazrat Ali (R.A) as a difficulty-solver. What would you say??? Jazakallah.
We often hear about the tolerance of Islam and its concern for the rights of others, but what happened in Texas was so odd. What is your viewpoint in this regard?
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Was there Islam before Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was sent as a prophet to mankind? I pose this question because I wonder what the following verse refers to: (Ibrahim was not a Jew nor a Christian, but he was (an) upright (man), a Muslim, and he was not one of the polytheists) (Aal `Imran 3: 67). Jazakum Allahu khayran.