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Salam Islam | 02/25/2017 - 13:58
Q : Does Islam treat women equally? Click to view answer
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Men and women have undoubtedly “equal” rights -meaning fair rights- in Islamic ideology but the point is that their rights are not “similar”; in some conditions, women are given more rights while in other cases men have more rights based on their capabilities and nature. See:[ Are Women Inferior to Men in Islam?]

Quran says: “who created you from a single soul, and created its mate from it” (4:1), (7:189). This demonstrates that women and men are of the same origin, so neither of them is superior to the other and their social rights are equated in the matters related to self-worth and individual value.
a Muslim girl from Pakistan | 02/25/2017 - 13:56
Q : What is Islam's view on equality of man and woman? Click to view answer
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Men and women are equated in the matters related to their self-worth and individual value. It is repeated in the holy Quran that men and women are created of the same essence: “who created you from a single soul, and created its mate from it” (4:1), (7:189)

See: [Are Women Inferior to Men in Islam?]

However, Islam considers fair -not similar- rights for each gender because they have different capacities and capabilities.
Salam Islam | 02/25/2017 - 13:50
Q : Is Islam a religion of peace? Click to view answer
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Yes, it is. Allah emphasizes in the Quran that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is a mercy towards all human beings: “We did not send you but as a mercy to all the nations” (21: 107). [See: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?] In social relations, also, The Quran defines Muslims as moderate people; “Muhammad, the Apostle of Allah, and those who are with him are hard against the faithless and merciful amongst themselves. “ (48:29)

By referring to the above verse and by going through its interpretations we find out that “Muslims should be harsh on infidels. Who are these infidels? Muslims should not be harsh on anyone who does not believe in Islam. They should behave kindly towards those who are not opposed to them, who do not plot against them, and who do not seek to wipe out their nations - even if they follow other faiths.” While at the same time “Muslims should be harsh on those who fight against Islam and their identity, nationality, country, independence, honor, dignity, traditions, culture, and values.” Therefore, it is completely rational for Muslims to defend themselves while their values are being attacked, and it has no contradiction with their peaceful nature.
Salam Islam | 02/07/2017 - 14:23
Q : Are non-Muslims going to heaven according to Islam? Click to view answer
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Quran says: “Indeed, the faithful, the Jews, the Christians and the Sabaeans—those of them who have faith in Allah and the Last Day and act righteously—they shall have their reward from their Lord, and they will have no fear, nor will they grieve” (2:62).

(See: The Unity of All Monotheistic Faiths)

So, based on this verse, the believers who have not had a chance to reach the completed and updated truth, or those who are exposed to intense propaganda against Islam and think it is impossible that such a religion (distorted image of Islam) might be the right way to salvation, or even those Christians, Jews or any other believers who have searched enough and have been convinced, based on reasons, that their beliefs are right (even if their reasons are invalid and wrong in the eyes of Muslims) will reach salvation.
Salam Islam | 02/07/2017 - 14:17
Q : On what circumstances is music not Haram? Click to view answer
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Any music that does not include Ghina is Halal. But it is up to you to distinguish between Halal and Haram Music. Here are a few other characteristics that help you decide whether a song is Halal: (See: Is Music Prohibited in Islam?)

-If it is not mutrib music (immaterial)
-If it is not lahwi music and suitable for carouses (Irrespective of whether it contains the element of excitement or engenders in the listener a state of melancholy and crying.)
-If it does not contain ghina in its singing
-If it does not contain vain and useless concepts that create distance between us and God.

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