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Death Penalty in Islam


The concept of punishments in Islam is based solely on one fundamental purpose, reformation. Therefore, while the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet (sa) teach retribution and absolute justice, they also urge the act of forgiveness and mercy if it leads to reform. Hence, Allah states in the Holy Quran:   وَجَزٰٓؤُا سَیِّئَۃٍ سَیِّئَۃٌ مِّثۡلُھَا ۚ فَمَنۡ عَفَا وَاَصۡلَحَ فَاَجۡرُہٗ عَلَی اللّٰہِ ؕ اِنَّہٗ لَا یُحِبُّ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ[1] And the recompense of an injury is an injury the like thereof; but whoso forgives, and his act brings about reformation, his reward is with Allah. Surely, He loves not the wrongdoers.   For a more [...]

Death Penalty in Islam2021-02-05T20:09:56+00:00

True Concept of Jihad


بسم اللہ الرحمٰن الرحیم True Concept of Jihad Sagher Mahmood Bajwa The Arabic word Jihad is derived from the verb Jahada – meaning to strive or struggle. In Islamic terminology it means to make an effort, to endeavour and to strive for a noble cause. The word is generally used to describe any type of striving in the cause of Allah (God). According to Islamic teachings there are three main types of Jihad and they all seek to establish and promote peace in society, as explained below. Types of Jihad According to Islamic teachings there are three main categories of Jihad: (i) Jihad-e-Akbar i.e. jihad of the highest order. [...]

True Concept of Jihad2021-02-05T20:12:24+00:00

Is Islam a Religion of Peace?


Omar Farooq Islam was founded upon principles of peace and harmony to establish love, affection and collective responsibility towards the spiritual, physical, and mental wellbeing of all of society. ‘Islam’ a name given by God Almighty to this religion (Qur’an 5:4), is an Arabic word which literally means obedience and peace. ISLAM is derived from the Arabic root “SALEMA” meaning peace, purity, submission and obedience. So ‘Islam’ means the path of those who are obedient to Allah and who establish peace with Him and His creatures. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) defined a Muslim as one whose word or deed cause [...]

Is Islam a Religion of Peace?2021-02-05T17:08:48+00:00



The term “Salvation” is usually associated with the Pauline Christian belief of being saved by Jesus Christ. Christ sacrificed himself on the cross as atonement for the sin of mankind originated by Adam & Eve. Salvation is forgiveness. Islam teaches that each person is responsible for their own deeds and must seek forgiveness from God. The legend of Man’s fall, via the bitten apple, and the subsequent punishment suffered by all humankind is not subscribed by Muslims. The story of Adam and Eve affected them and their time. There are lessons, as with the story of all Prophets, but by no [...]


How do I Convert to Islam?


By: Sagher Mahmood Bajwa If you’re someone who is interested in Islam, or simply wishes to learn what being a Muslim entails, then you’re in the right place. This article will first provide you with a brief introduction to the elementary teachings of Islam and then will walk through the basic fundamental beliefs and obligatory practices that Islam requires from a Muslim. What is Islam? Islam means peace. Therein lies the soul and spirit of Islam. When translated literally, the second meaning of Islam is submission. Therefore, peace and submission together paint the complete picture of Islam. While peace is in [...]

How do I Convert to Islam?2021-02-05T20:32:07+00:00

Is the Holy Quran the word of God?


By: Sagher Mahmood Bajwa By merely taking a small glance around us, or by simply turning on the News channel, we can all very quickly agree to conclude that the world is in turmoil. Today, more than ever before, we are in dire need of divine guidance. Christians turn to the Bible, Hindus to the Vedas, and Muslims will go to the Holy Quran. But how can we be so sure which scripture is pure guidance from the Lord of all the worlds? What are the pre-requisites that a book must meet in order to be deemed the word of God? [...]

Is the Holy Quran the word of God?2021-02-05T20:20:02+00:00

Salvation in Islam


Review of Religions, 1908 The Muslim Sunrise, Summer 1991 The belief in the continuity of the existence of the human soul is a universal belief, and one so deeply rooted in the very nature of man that the most powerful forces of materialism have not yet affected it. Whether the deep-rootedness of this belief in human nature is due to its innateness, or whether, as an atheist or an agnostic would argue, it clings to the mind with the ordinary tenacity of old associations, it is a solid fact that the belief in a life after death has not lost any [...]

Salvation in Islam2021-02-25T20:09:16+00:00

Ahmadiyya Beliefs and Practices


Ahmadi Muslims (Ahmadis) regard His Holiness Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India, to be a prophet of Allah. His Holiness is the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (the Jama’at), which has now been in existence for over 130 years. During this time, it has seen, and continues to see, the ups and downs of joys and sorrows, of triumphs and persecutions. It is a denomination, i.e. firqah​ ​, that is uniquely different than the other denominations within Islam, while at the same time subscribing to the same basic foundations. To understand how and where Ahmadiyya fits in Islam, there are [...]

Ahmadiyya Beliefs and Practices2021-02-05T18:56:37+00:00

Do Muslims Believe in Jesus?


A religious crossroads of our time By Naeed ul Islam, 2020-07-02 The simple answer is, yes. Not only that but the belief in Jesus Christas (peace be upon him) is fundamental to the teachings of Islam and it’s founded on the very fact that our Creator, the true one God, Allah, has been sending messengers throughout the history of mankind for their guidance, through warnings and admonitions. In the Holy Book of Islam, it is stated that: اِنَّاۤ  اَرۡسَلۡنٰکَ  بِالۡحَقِّ  بَشِیۡرًا  وَّنَذِیۡرًا  ۚ  وَاِنۡ  مِّنۡ  اُمَّۃٍ  اِلَّا  خَلَا  فِیۡہَا  نَذِیۡرٌ [35:25] Verily, We have sent thee with the truth, as a [...]

Do Muslims Believe in Jesus?2021-02-05T18:51:47+00:00

What do Muslims Believe About the After life


The short answer is that Muslims believe in an after life where we experience a different reality from this life. The Qur’an and Hadith, which are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, allude to the afterlife with metaphor that include imagery relating to reward and punishment. Understanding the complexity of our current life or reality is an important aspect when questioning the reality of the after life. It is not a simple issue or concept. Studying the Quran and the verses relating to the after life will help you to understand what Muslims believe.   Similar to other faiths, there is [...]

What do Muslims Believe About the After life2021-02-05T18:53:15+00:00