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How are Those Who Are Hostile to Dialogue Activities Today Relevant to “Kharijites, Karmatis, Anarchists”?

Karmatism is a heretical esoteric sect founded by Hamdan ibn Karmat in the ninth century AD. Hamdan took advantage of the poverty of people and was influential, especially in Iraq and its periphery, voicing “collective property” and claiming shares from the rich. These people may have appeared religious on the outside, however, they had an … Continue reading How are Those Who Are Hostile to Dialogue Activities Today Relevant to “Kharijites, Karmatis, Anarchists”?

The Qur’an Says: There is No Compulsion in Religion (2:256) What Does This Mean?

Compulsion is contrary to the meaning and purpose of religion, which essentially is an appeal to beings endowed with free will to affirm and worship their Creator. Intention and volition are necessary bases of all actions (including formal worship), attitudes, and thoughts for which the individual is religiously accountable. Without that basis, accountability has no … Continue reading The Qur’an Says: There is No Compulsion in Religion (2:256) What Does This Mean?

What is the Islamic Perspective on Anticipation For the Messiah and the Mahdi?

Messiah is a name or attribute of Jesus, peace be upon him. Messiah means “blessed” in Hebrew, thus this name might have been used for him in admiration for his merits and virtues It is reported that he was given this name for several reasons: he was protected from all kinds of sins; his touch … Continue reading What is the Islamic Perspective on Anticipation For the Messiah and the Mahdi?

What do You Say About Sperm Banks and Artificial Insemination?

Sperm banks are established to facilitate artificial insemination. It has been used for plants and animals for a long time to produce higher quality breeds and to improve and preserve the species. However, its widespread use for humans is recent. The seed in the plant kingdom and the sperm in the animal kingdom are the … Continue reading What do You Say About Sperm Banks and Artificial Insemination?

Is There an Islamic Code of Conduct Concerning Way of Dressing?

here are no formal rules in Islam concerned with the way one wears one’s hair, the style of clothing or anything else related to external appearance. What is important in Islam is that followers must present an Islamic identity, interpret its spirituality, and represent in a good manner the beauty of Islam in their life. … Continue reading Is There an Islamic Code of Conduct Concerning Way of Dressing?