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Salam Islam | 05/29/2016 - 14:24
Q : What is the Islamic view on Dating and Premarital relationships? Click to view answer
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Islam does not approve of intimate mixing of the sexes, and believes any kinds of premarital and extramarital relationships are disrespectful for either sexes. That is because the concept of family is highly important in Islamic culture and so this religion encourages marriage as a shield to such temptations and as a means of having mutual love, mercy, and peace.
Salam Islam | 05/29/2016 - 14:19
Q : What foods and drinks are forbidden for Muslims? Click to view answer
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Muslims are told in the Quran not to eat pork or pork products, meat of the animals that died other than by proper intentional slaughter or hunting, or the carnivorous animals (as they eat dead animals), nor drink blood or intoxicating beverages such as wine or use any illicit drugs.
Salam Islam | 05/29/2016 - 14:15
Q : Do I have to pray in Arabic? Click to view answer
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Yes, there are various reasons for that, one of which is that the holy Quran was revealed in Arabic; Allah says this over and over in the Quran: “This is indeed [a Book] sent down by the Lord of all the worlds,
brought down by the Trustworthy Spirit upon your heart (so that you may be one of the warners), in a clear Arabic language” (26:192-195). Maybe this is because Arabic is the most suitable language for carrying this divine message. The other reason would be setting one common language among Muslims. Also, some Islamic scholars claim that there is no exact translation of the Quran in any language. After all, there are chapters and verses from the Quran in the prayer, so it has to be recited in Arabic. However, Muslims may also say supplication (Dua) in their own languages for any issue they wish to communicate with God in the hope that God will answer their prayers.
Salam Islam | 05/29/2016 - 14:11
Q : How to Share Islam with your Non-Muslim Family? Click to view answer
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First of all, do not be scared to show people who you are. Think of the benefits of telling your family about your conversion and try not to hide it from them for so long, because hiding things will only make you move further away from them, which is not what Islam suggests. Quran says in this regard: “Give thanks to Me and to your parents. To Me is the return.
But if they urge you to ascribe to Me as partner that of which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them. Keep their company honorably in this world and follow the way of him who turns to Me penitently. Then to Me will be your return, whereat I will inform you concerning what you used to do” (31:14,15)
Remember all the beautiful things your new religion has given you and keep sharing them with your parents – don’t forget to explain your reasons in a gentle way:
“Do not dispute with the People of the Book except in a manner which is best” (29:46)
At last, they will hopefully give you more and more freedom to be who you really are in front of them.
Salam Islam | 05/16/2016 - 16:09
Q : What is the proof of the authenticity of the Quran? Click to view answer
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Muslim historians and scholars have recorded the efforts of Muslims to preserve the Quran in its original form since the early days of Islam. As it was being revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), scores of people memorized, recited, and wrote down the Quran. Thus, the complete Quran existed in its entirety in written form during his lifetime.Shortly after the Prophet’s (PBUH) death, the Quran was compiled and transcribed by experts who carefully verified every verse by matching it against both the written word and memorized verses. The completed transcript was then copied and distributed across the growing Islamic empire. These copies served as the basis for all copies of the Quran written or printed since. While translations of the Quran may vary, all copies of the Quran in Arabic contain nearly identical language. This standardization, coupled with the millions of people who continue to memorize the entire Quran, ensures the text’s authenticity.

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