Can finite crimes deserve infinite punishments?

One of the objections people give to the concept of Hell in Islam is that the crime of disbelief is finite while the punishment is infinite. They say this is unfair. For the sake of this article, I will assume the reader already knows that beliefs can be punishable. See: Can false beliefs be immoral …

Complete Dawah in Five Verses

In Surah Baqarah, after the introductory passages about different types of people (believers, disbelievers, and hypocrites), Allah gives a general call to Islam to mankind. In five verses (2:21-25), Allah calls people to Islam and gives proof for God, proof for the Prophet (SAW), warning of punishment, and promise of reward. In blue is the …

Meaning of Ummah

This article will be about the different usages of the word Ummah in the Quran. It will not be about explaining the brotherhood of Muslims. That is a topic covered in many other articles by more qualified people. The word أُمَّة is used 51 times in the Quran in its singular form, and its plural …

Trinity in the Quran

Christians object to the Quran, claiming that the Quran misunderstands the trinity. They claim that the Quran thinks Mary (AS) is part of the trinity when the trinity is in reality composed of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The word “trinity” is not itself mentioned in the Quran. However, there are two …

Did humans choose to be tested?

Allah says: Indeed, we offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant. (33:72) This is a very interesting verse. A lot of people claim based on it that everyone chose …

Who goes to Paradise and Hell?

The religion of Islam is a guide of how to make it to Paradise. This article will give a concise list of what people enter Paradise and what people enter Hellfire. People are either accountable or not accountable. 1. Unaccountable People that are not accountable for their beliefs and actions because of some mental incapability …

How can Allah punish people while being the Most Merciful?

Allah has the names Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem which are often translated as Most Merciful and Most Compassionate. They both signify Allah’s attribute of mercy. Allah describes Himself in the Quran as “the most merciful of the merciful” (7:151), and He says, “My mercy encompasses all things.” (7:156) Knowing all this, how is it possible for …

Why do people disbelieve in Islam if it is the truth?

Since we as Muslims believe Islam is the truth due to clear evidence, an interesting question arises: Why would people disbelieve something so clear? Let us take the example of the moon. Muslims would say Islam is as clear as the moon’s existence. But, almost everyone believes the moon exists, but not everyone believes in …

Can false beliefs be immoral or deserve punishment?

Some people object to the idea that beliefs can be immoral and deserve punishment. Due to this, they claim the notion in Islam that disbelievers are punished for being disbelievers does not make sense. They ask: How can a good person be punished in such a severe punishment as Hell eternally simply because he did …