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Answers to Harsh Questions
Beat Wives? Kill Infidels? 4 Wives? Jihad - Terrorism?

The Important Subject for Muslims in Today's World:
The WAY TO ANSWER the Harsh Questions
(Answers to all these questions & more are at the end of this article)

NOTE: The whole point of this article is to teach us the value of proper learning and understanding of Islam. For more information we suggest the following points:

  • REMEMBER THE MAIN GOAL IS THE MESSAGE
    THE MESSAGE IS “Laa elaha illallah, Muhammadar Rasoolulah”
  • DO NOT ENTER CHATROOMS (like Pal Talk) to debate about Islam
  • DO NOT ARGUE ABOUT NON-IMPORTANT ISSUES
  • FIQH ISSUES ARE FOR SCHOLARS
  • WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW – SAY "I don't know"
  • GIVE THE GIFT OF PATIENCE (Be a good listener)
    - USE THE LINKS to ISLAM
  • OFFER TO “HELP” FIND ANSWERS   -> www.BridgeToFaith.com
  • GIVE THE LINKS TO OUR WEBSITES -> www.LinksToIslam.com
  • BRING PEOPLE TO OUR CHATROOM -> www.ChatIslam.com
  • Search for Answers on our sites     -> www.SearchForIslam.com
  • Remember to ASK OUR SCHOLARS -> www.JustAskIslam.com
    DO NOT PRETEND TO BE A SCHOLAR
Now Let's Get Started with "EZ Answers to Harsh Questions About Islam"

HELP ME -  if they say 'Moslems worship a moon-god in a box' What do I say?" - A. Khan - Pakistan

"Guy in a chatroom says 'You Mozlems beat your wives' - I am not even married. Wha should i say?" - M. Jafar - India
Answers (click here)

"URGENT - a Christan girl says Quran is taken from Bible - i said NO, but she says "Yes!" Mohamed Iqbal - UK

"A guy says Moslems marry little girls and that is a lie, but what do i say?" - A. Karim - Australia
Answers (click here)

"i need a quick answer 2 my teacher cuz she says muslims are tawt by quran to be terroirests" - K. Jameel - U.S.

What about "Rights In Islam?"
Answers (click here)

They say "Jihad is terrorism" What can I say?"
Answers (click here)

"My boss says she would hate Islam because women have no rights?"
Answers (click here)

They say "Allah" is not their "God" - what do we say?"
Answers (click here)

These are only some of the questions attacking Quran, Allah, the Prophet and Islam - what do we say?
At last - the perfect way to ANSWER HARSH QUESTIONS AGAINST ISLAM

Many of us today suffer from the same problem - we do not possess enough of the proper knowledge of the subject. We need to know the proper procedure and methodology (manhaj) of answering these types of questions. We must prepare ourselves to be able to handle these questions and even use them as tools to help people know the true value of Islam, its advantages and benefits, to help them come to Islam.

Actually, the questions and commentary coming from these people indicate their problem is not only lack of knowledge and guidance, but also suggests some of this is due to the way Islam has been presented to them.

NOTE: We will present a line by line series of answers to the statements we find disguised as questions. References will be provided, inshallah, at the end of this article.


Before we begin, I would first like to have you to consider some important issues about presenting Islam. It is a fact, we find ourselves in a strange position today with people who are not qualified to be teachers or leaders - are assuming the roles of teachers, preachers and teachers without the proper knowledge or experience.

Islam teaches us about practicing amr bil maruf wa nahil anil munkar (calling to good and forbidding the evil). This is clear and generally applies to all Muslims. At the same time the actual job of teaching and preaching Islam is not for the unqualified and uneducated in these important fields.

We find today, many Muslims who just decide one day to tell the world about Islam. However, they are not even educated properly in Islam, nor do they have the training or experience nor many of the qualifications needed to do the job. Often times these people will do more damage than good and even cause serious consequences for themselves and others. Frequently these types deal with non-Muslims in very harsh tones and without the proper manners required by Islam. Some are misinformed about the meanings of verses in Quran and teachings of the prophet, peace be upon him, and due to this, they make Islam appear very difficult and sometimes even turn against other Muslims and in the end turn people away from the deen of Allah through their rough and insensitive treatment.

One very important point is the principle of the Shari'a of Islam - it is designed to bring us all closer to Allah in the easiest way possible. Now think about this for a moment. How many times do we find Muslims trying to give advise to each other, telling them things they are doing wrong and pushing others to do more and more acts of worship in areas that are not really mandatory. They might tell someone to do extra prayers, memorization of certain chants and thikrs and fasting every other day or even more. While some of these things are excellent areas to strive for those who are capable, this is not the way the prophet, peace be upon him, brought the deen to his people and it is not what he told us to do in giving the dawah.

Actually, Allah has made it clear in the Quran, He wants our deen to be easy, and not difficult. The word for ease in Arabic is yusra and the word in Arabic for difficulty is 'usra. The second word, 'usra is more difficult to pronounce than the word yusra, because it starts with the letter ain and is pronounced from the back of the throat. This gives us a very clear indication of just how much Allah is really making our deen easy for us.

The shayton (devil) actually encourages a new Muslim to really get involved in heavy worship. Believe it or not, the shayton wants these new people to do more worship than Islam really calls for. This way the person becomes tired and fed up, and eventually he or she leaves off the worship and tries to get by without following even the minimums. We find many Muslims in this condition these days.

They might say, "I love Allah and Allah loves me. So, leave me alone to my way." They are not concerned about it and might say, "Allah is Ar-Rahman (The Merciful), Ar-Raheem, (The Especially Merciful), Al Ghafur, (The All Forgiving) Al Wadud (The All Loving)."
But they have left the fold of Islam and now are really on the outside looking in. Their condition is going to become even more constricted and they will no longer have the Barakah (Blessings of Allah).
Allah answers these people in the Quran,
"Say, 'If you truly love Allah, follow me (prophet Muhammad). Then Allah will love you and will forgive your sins, Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful.'"

The strongest emphasis should be, "Don't make the deen difficult, keep it easy and steady - and above all - stay in the deen (the way of Islam)."

We could assume, and correct me if you think I am wrong, most Muslims today are not properly trained in dawah by qualifed presenters of Islam or actual scholars. True?

Many Muslims seem to just take it upon themselves to answer questions about Islam as they see fit. This is something even the sahabi (companions) of the prophet, peace be upon him, were very careful not to do. They would be afraid to throw out any opinions or answer questions during their whole lives. They knew the ramifications of saying something about Islam or answering questions without proper knowledge.

Consider the following:
The reference sources for Islam are:
1) the Quran and 2) the hadeeths - True? And every Muslim knows this without doubt.

What language are these two sources recorded in? What is the language of the Quran?
What was the language of our prophet, peace be upon him?
What was the language of every single teacher, preacher, imam, khatib and imere since the time of the sahabi?
When Islam spread throughout the known world to so many places, what language was instituted right away?

Arabic
The foundation of Islam finds itself in the company of the Arabic language. The Quran is to be memorized and recited in Arabic.
Translations of Quran to other languages are not considered to be the Quran and are not worthy of consideration in any matter of serious consideration.
My point is: The language to understand and interpret Islam is only Arabic.

Quran
Next, is to memorize the Quran from the beginning to the end (in Arabic, of course) and to be able to know exactly where ayahs and surahs are located; when these verses were revealed and what they referred to; and what each verse was related to and what verses might abrogate (enhance or replace) others. This is known as Ulumul Quran (sciences of The Quran).

Ahadeeth
(plural of hadeeth)
Ahadeeth (traditions and narratives from Muhammad, peace be upon him) were preserved from the time of the prophet, peace be upon him, until today still in the Arabic language as well. It is essential, in addition to knowing the language of Arabic, to know the history of the narrators of hadeeth and their standing in regard to the pedigree or chain of narrators. This is called
rawiyah (authority of those related to the transmission) of a hadeeth.

Sciences
These are all sciences requiring years of study and memorization to confirm the authenticity and evidences for each hadeeth. This is in addition to the comparative studies necessary to draw conclusions and practical applications of teachings found within these ahadeeth.

As if this were not enough, there still remain certain other very critical areas of exploration into the sciences of:

Islam - Submission, obedience, sincerity and peace with God
Muslim - One who does "Islam" (submits in peace to God's Will)
Quran - Arabic Recitation of Speech of Allah to Muhammad, peace be upon him
Iman - Conviction of faith and belief with action
Amal Salihat - Righteous actions based on Shar'iah
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Shar'iah
- "Islamic Law based on Quran & Hadeeth"
Fiqh
- "Understanding for application of Islamic Law"
Seerah - "Biography of the Life of Muhammad"
Tafseer - "Explanation of Quran according to language, internal textual comparison and hadeeth"
Hadeeth - "Narrations from eyewitnesses to the life and teachings of the prophet, peace be upon him"
Sunnah - "The way of prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, as described in hadeeth"

Each of these disciplines require:
Knowledge of classical Arabic language, study and memorization, along with comparative studies between each of the other sciences in order to be able to properly present answers to questions in Islam.

All of this necessary for a teacher who is presenting the deen of Allah to those born into Islam as well as those who have not yet, accepted Islam.



Now learn "How to Answer Harsh Questions Attacking Islam" (this article prepares you for the proper way (manhaj) of dealing with these difficult questions):

Then come back here for the answers to the original questions (below).
Remember, use the proper style and methodology of our prophet, peace be upon him, from the "How to Answer Harsh Questions Attacking Islam" article
Then you can give the best answers in the best way from the best sources in the English language


These are the answers - Be sure to learn the techniques the brothers of dawah, like Mutahhir Sabree, Yusuf Estes, Dr. Zakir Naik and so many others use - Read how we prepare ourselves to reply to these attacks against our faith:
Article "How to Answer Harsh Questions" is here ->

Research Answers: www.SearchForIslam.com and type in the KEYWORDS you are looking for.
EZ Basics: www.WhatsIslam.com (Power Point Video with audio)

Undoubtedly by now, the reader has come to the understanding, Islam is not something lightweight or insignificant and there must be a strong dedication to learning, understanding and proper application. Scholars of Islam do not go about seeking to answer trick questions or show off by putting themselves and the deen in harm's way just to demonstrate what they might know about Islam. The opposite is true.

Our scholars, teachers,judges and preachers are all the first to say, "I don't know" even when they are almost certain they might be right. This is not out of false modesty. Rather, it is from a sincere dedication to the high principles and quality associated with this beautiful deen (way of life) and the impeccable accuracy with which it has been preserved for over fourteen centuries.

ANSWERS - HERE

"HELP ME - someone is saying 'Moslems worship a moon god in a box' what do I say?" (A. Khan - Pakistan)
Answer: www.godallah.com/moon_god.php

"A friend says 'You Mozlems beat your wives' - I am not even married. Wha should i say?" (M. Jafar - India)
Answer: www.searchforislam.com/ (type in the word 'percuss')
(Here is the result - http://www.islamnewsroom.com/content/view/352/52/)

"Christian says, "Quran is from the Bible" - What do we say?" M. Iqbal - UK)
Answer: www.AllahsQuran.com/goodies/ (click on "Videos" and then click on "Unique Quran")
http://allahsquran.com/goodies/video_popup.php?vid=1

"a guy said Moslems get married to little girls and that is a lie, but what do i say?" (A. Karim - Australia)
Answer: www.searchforislam.com (type in KEYWORD 'arranged marriage rights')
Results: www.IslamTomorrow.com/rights/

"i need your help cuz my teacher says muslims are being tawt to be terroirests from quran." (K. Jameel - U.S.)
Answer: www.searchforislam.com (type in KEYWORD 'jihad' 'for' 'dummies')

What about "Rights In Islam?"
Answer - http://islamtomorrow.com/rights/

They say "Jihad is terrorism" What can I say?" **
On this site -> http://islamnewsroom.com/answers/76-harsh-questions-answered
Answer - www.AboutJihad.com

"My boss says she would hate Islam because women have no rights?"
Answer - www.IslamsWomen.com

They say "Allah" is not their "God" - what do we say?"
Answer: www.GodAllah.com

Hear the Audio - Why Do Muslims Say Allah?
Watch the Video - Finding God (Allah)

 

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Answer: www.searchforislam.com/ (type in the word 'percuss')
(Here is the resul


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