Fatwa: Jihad in Palestine (Translation)

Original Arabic Fatwa: فتوى شرعية حول الجهاد والمجاهدين في فلسطين – منتدى العلماء Introduction Praise be to Allah, who says in the laws of His Book: “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.” [Al-Hajj: 39]. And He …

Evolution in Islam

Understanding the Theory of Evolution The theory of evolution states that organisms change characteristics over millions of years as they go through thousands of generations. The mechanism of how they change characteristics over time is commonly theorized to be natural selection. Natural selection, also known as “survival of the fittest,” is the idea that organisms …

Introduction to Hadith

This article is a brief introduction to hadith and its sciences for a Muslim beginner. It will discuss the following topics: 1. Why is the Sunnah Necessary? People who doubt the hadith and Sunnah are of different levels and types. This first section will respond to the beliefs of each of these different types. The …

Tafsir of 16:90: Allah’s Commands and Prohibitions

Allah says in the Quran: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَى وَيَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ Quran 16:90 Initial Translation: ⟪Allah commands justice, excellence, and giving to close relatives and forbids from shamelessness, misdeeds, and transgression. He advises you so that you may be reminded.⟫ Virtues Numerous scholars emphasize the …

Quotations in the Quran

Quotation plays a significant role in the Quran, particularly when Allah shares stories from history. To fully grasp their meaning, it is essential to understand what quotations are and how they function. This article will discuss the theory of quotation and nine examples from the Quran that demonstrate some nuances of how they are used …

Major Sins

Definition of Major Sins Major sins are referred to as kabāir in Arabic, which is the plural of kabīrah. The word kabīrah literally means “big (something).” The phrase usually used in the Quran to refer to the major sins is kabāir al-ithmi wal-fawāhisha, which means “major sins and immoralities.” They are sins that are huge …

Islam on LGBT

Recently, a statement signed by many speakers and scholars, “Navigating Differences: Clarifying Sexual and Gender Ethics in Islam,” was released about the Islamic stance on the LGBT movement. The response to this statement was diverse, and this is an article analyzing the statement and the reaction to it: “Navigating Defilement: Thoughts on the Navigating Differences …

Greatest Name of Allah

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful and most Compassionate. The greatest name of Allah (al-Ism ul-A’zam) is said to be a name of Allah that will guarantee the acceptance of a dua that is asked with it. This concept is not mentioned in the Quran. It is, however, referenced in some ahadith of …

Wisdom of the Appearance of Human Evolution

Introduction There is a lot of discussion on how to reconcile the creation of Adam (AS) as mentioned in the Quran and the theory of evolution that scientific observation (supposedly) leads to. The scientific observation that proves evolution can be summarized into four major categories of proofs: Fossil record Similarity in: Physical attributes DNA Vestigial …

Tadabbur For Non-Arabic Speakers

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful and Gracious. Importance of Tadabbur Allah says in the Quran: [This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect (yaddabbarūna) upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded. Quran 38:29 Then do they not reflect (yatadabbarūna) …