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 …

Weekly Reminder #4: Remain Silent

The Prophet (SAW) said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should either say something good or remain silent.” (Sahih Bukhari and Muslim) If you do not have anything good to say, remain silent. Most people fall into sin only because their tongues speak where they should not speak. Save yourself, and remain silent.

Responding to 3 Common Arguments Against Hadith

In this short article, I will address three common arguments made by the Sunnah-rejecters (also known as hadith-rejecters or Quranists) for why they reject the Sunnah as a source of law in Islam and only accept the Quran. In a previous article, I detailed some of the many proofs in the Quran itself that the …

Weekly Reminder #2: Forgiveness of Sins

If you repent from and regret any sin, Allah will forgive you. Allah says: Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (39:53) Even if you do not repent …

Weekly Reminder #1: Be Merciful

Always remember to be kind and merciful towards other beings. A beautiful statement of the Prophet ﷺ highlights the virtue of this: ʿAbdullāh Ibn ʿAmr Ibn Al-ʿĀṣ narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said: “The merciful people will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful on those on the earth, and the One in …