Shabir Ally
June 7, 2006

The recent arrest of some Toronto area youths and men in connection with terrorism-related charges has raised questions regarding the arrests, questions regarding the security of Muslims in Canada, and questions regarding the potential for some Muslims to commit terrorist acts on Canadian soil. This . . .
Eating pork
Both the Bible and the Qur’an prohibit the eating of pork. Muslims are aware of this prohibition and observe it strictly.
However, most readers of the Bible say they do not know where they can find this in the Bible.

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How to Train Your will power to work for you
Many people fail to get ahead because they have no willpower to do what they know they should be doing. Nor can they help themselves to avoid the things which they know will ruin them. Many such people would like to give up smoking, to stop using drugs, or to avoi . . .
Shabir Ally
June 15, 2006

We understand that:

  • Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.
  • Our faith does not tolerate the killing of non-combatants.
  • Non-Muslims have the God-given right to believe and practice other religious teachings.
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What are some of the rights given to women in Islam?
The Qur?an also speaks of similarity in terms of creation. God tells us that He created a single soul and from it its mate, then He made countless men and women from those two (see Qur?an 4:1). The Qur?an does not contain the belief that the man alone is created in the image of God.

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What does Islam say about domestic violence?
The prophet announced that men who beat their wives are not good men. The prophet also said,

Do not beat the female servants of Allah.

Allah knows that life is not always a bowl of cherries. And so He stipulates that a man must be kind to his wife even if he happens to dislike he . . .
What is Ramadan ?
Ramadan is that time of year when Muslims recharge their spiritual batteries. For a whole month they fast from dawn to sunset, and offer additional prayers at night. After the end of Ramadan comes one of the two Muslim festivals, a day of Eid. On this day M . . .
Why did the Prophet Muhammad marry many wives?
When Muhammad was twenty-five years old he married for the first time. His wife, Khadijah, was fifteen years older than him. She remained the only wife of the prophet for the next twenty-five years, until she died (may Allah be pleased with her).

Only after her death did the prophet mar . . .
Why do Muslim women cover their heads? Is this a sign of subjection?
This instruction from God is only one aspect of a wider context of purity of thought and action for men and women. Islam has very strict rules against adultery and fornication, and introduces many cautious measures to ensure the prevention and avoidance of such sins. One measure is the prescri . . .
Why does the Qur'an allow Muslim men to have four wives?
Notice that the Qur?an permits but does not command a man to have four wives. Furthermore, the Qur?an stipulates that a man is responsible for the maintenance of his wife or wives. If a man has more than one wife, he has to provide separate living accommodation for each of his wives.

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