AlSalaam AlikumRegarding Jews and Christians in the Qur'an. The Qur'an tells us that all the Prophets are Muslims including Moses and Jesus (p), so where the did the use of the words Jews and Christians come from, why aren't they Muslims, also, the Qur'an says that Jews and Christians who believe and do good will go to heaven, is the Qur'an referring to Jews and Christians who followed Moses and Jesus so that Jews and Christians after Islam are not going to heaven?
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What do you say to Muslims who celebrated Valentine's Day? Have they committed a sin? What is Islam's stance on celebrating Valentine's Day? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. I heard many Muslim scholars say that every true Muslim will eventually go to Jannah. We could say that a Muslim may have committed many sins but then he asks Almighty Allah for forgiveness; however, someone else is not able to ask for forgiveness and Almighty Allah has not forgiven him, so he will go to Hellfire and will go through the punishment for his particular sins and will eventually enter Jannah. I even heard that Almighty Allah will forgive a person in Hellfire who has a very small amount of faith in his heart.now I read An-Nisaa’, 93; it says, [Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is Hell for ever. Allah is wroth against him and He hath cursed him and prepared for him an awful doom.] Here it is mentioned that if someone kills a believer unlawfully then he has to abide in Hellfire forever. This statement is now confusing me. I think that if the killer is a Muslim and he committed a major sin, he will eventually enter Jannah after completing his punishment. I read some tafseerand it mentioned that in this verse ‘forever’ means for a long period of time, because only disbelievers will abide in Hellfire forever. I also agree that Muslims cannot be in Hellfire forever. Can you please explain all this to me, because I always trust on your answers.
Is it compulsory for me to pay zakat though i am not working (housewife only). Once in a while i do deposit some cash in charity boxes in malls and other places. Also please tell me if we can give money to beggars on streets whether 'muslim' or 'non-muslim'. And should Zakat be given only to muslims? And if we help family members financially can in huge amount can we consider that as Zakat?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Following the Islamic Awakening, Muslims everywhere are calling for the implementation of the Shari`ah, or Divine Law. Should we as Muslims living in the West call for its implementation too, at least for those matters concerning us (family law, etc)? And where do we draw the line between the private and the public? For example, should we campaign against abortion, homosexuality, or focus instead on having our halal meat and slaughter our animals in the `Eid days? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Christians often ask if Muslims believe that they're the only people to go to Heaven and the people of other faiths will go to Hell. Please elaborate on that point.
Dear scholars of Islam, As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. I believe that the root-cause of Muslims’ agony nowadays is their indifference to the Qur’an. Please, comment on this serious issue by stating the duties of the Muslims towards the Qur’an.
As-salamu `alaykum. If smoking is haram (forbidden), why do so many Muslims smoke? My cousin in Egypt never abstains from smoking, even during Ramadan. I know why it is haram to smoke around children and adults, but is it wrong to occasionally smoke a cigar or two, since it is not forbidden in the Qur’an and does not hinder judgment as alcohol and other drugs do?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am a Muslim 21 years of age. My classmate has asked me about the divisions in Islam and she told me that Islam is not the united religious system it claims to be. There are divisions among its ranks and those divisions have sub-divisions. The interesting point is that the Qur'an tells the Muslims to have no such divisions. If Islam is the truth, which of the divisions is on the right path? Are Muslims in a state of sin since there are divisions within its ranks? Waiting for your response.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I want to ask what is the role of the Muslim scholars in serving and defending the Palestinian cause? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. My question relates to the principle of brotherhood that links Muslims together, does this indicate that Muslim is not allowed to engage in any other form of relationship? Does religious ties or bonds between Muslim prevent any other links? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. It is noteworthy that many countries all over the world are cooperating with one another to achieve mutual benefits. Many people also gather under their religion, which guides them to cooperate. Where is Islamic solidarity amidst all this? How can it be employed to rescue the Muslim Ummah from its torpor?