Shiaism And Sunnism

I would like what are the commonalities between Shiaism and sunnism. The best it can be said is Shias are 'Muhids" but not Muslims. If we wish to increase the number of Muslims the it is a political issue and not religious one?

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True Teachings Of Islam

We see across so many Muslims living in this world but most of them are either obeying only some of the teachings of Islam and some of them are in confliction with each other. What is the solution to make them aware of real teachings of Islam and how would we represent the Islamic views?

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Dealing With A Delinquent Husband

Consider a husband who does not provide for the family has also indulged int drinking, extra-marital relations, and justifies his wrong doings. What guidance does Islam provide to the wife in this situation? Your resposne will highly be appreciated.

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Differing With The Majority Scholars

Mr Ghamidi has different opinions on various matters like music and beard. I follow his views because of his sound arguments. However, a question comes in my mind that I am rejecting majority opinion for one person's opinions Is it logical? Please clarify.

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Between Wife And Husband

I have been married for two years and my husband and I are either really good or really bad. We got married and moved to Brazil. It has been a little more than five months since I left my husband. I am back home with my family because I could not take it anymore. Since our arrival here in Brazil, the fights have become more frequent over minor issues. My husband always insults me and my family. That is why I left the first place. I felt like he puts me down. He acts like he is better and smarter than me. I married him because I thought he was a good person. He used to pray and always talked about religion. He hits me thinking he is teaching manners to me. I think he wants to raise me the way he wants. He prefers his family members over me. I can never have an opinion. I do not know what to do. It is just getting worse. Please help me.

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Reformation Of Marriage

I really need some help. I have been married for 9 years. Just recently my husband has changed a lot. His attitude has become very devilish. He enjoys playing music, drinking, being on facebook, talking to women etc. He told me he is not attracted to me anymore and is very distant and horrible. I am trying my best to be nice and save the marriage. I really need a wazifa or prayer (dua) to bring back the man I married who had a lot of love in his heart for me. He says he loves me, but he has distanced himself so much from me that he does not see beyond that.

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Dealing With Internal Family Issues

I have a big problem in my life and I cannot discuss it with anyone. I am 19 years old. I am confiding this to you because I have been assured that anything I tell you will not be displayed to anyone else. My father is in his 60s. He has a severe anger problem. Since childhood I have seen my father yell at my mother frequently just for minor things. He is very aggressive. Two years ago he got so angry that he even hit her. He hit her one day and the next day he promised that he would not do it again. This year in May he hit her again. I was having my final exams and so I was very depressed and because he had promised not to hit again so I got angry. I said a few things which I should not have. He hit her the next day too. The thing is that I have been having nightmares since then. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking that he hit her again. And then I cannot sleep. I am scared of my father. He is always angry. My head is hurting all the time. What do I need to do?

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Contradictions In The Holy Qur’an

The Holy Qur'an claims that were it not the word of God it would have been full of contradictions. Why do then we sometimes find contradictions the Book?

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Differences In The Salah

I understand you say that the salah and other religious practices which form the basic content of religion have been taught by the Prophet (sws) to the entire generation of the Companions and the Conpanions transferred it to next generation (i.e tabioon). Then why there existed differences in the mode of salah among the successors or the succesors to the successors.

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Conflict Between Hazrat Aishah (rta) And Hazrat Ali (rta)

My question is about the status of Hazrat Ayesha in our eyes. God has revealed a complete surah in her respect. The Qur’an also requires of them to stay in their homes. Apparently her offensive against Hazrat Ali is a violation of the express Qur’anic command. If it was not wrong than why did she resign and withdraw herself from public politics? I also want to know she got killed?

My second question is why Hazrat Ali (rta) changed the capital from Medina to kufa? Was there a specific strategy involved? Or as the point seems people of Makkah were not ready to accept him?
My third question about the term shaheed? Can one dying of medical problems be called shaheed? Were Hazrat Umar (rta) and Usman (rta) shaheed or we only respectfully regard them as such. They were not fighting with enemy but they were only running the government and discharging their responsibility. Why don’t we confine the criteria of shaheed only to the martyrs of war as it seems most simple and appropriate because due to this broad criteria we have made the people who have not contributed in Muslim Umma much but became shaheed and are enjoying more status than deserved for example Banazir Bhutto, her father, Zia ul Haq etc?
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Obligations To One’s Spouse And Parents

I have been married for over a year now and I am living with my husband’s parents and brother. Before I got married I had said to my husband that I didn’t mind living with them. However, the situation has changed. A few months after I got married, my mother in law began to change. She became very ungenerous to me. She would constantly pick on me. In fact she told me I was ugly, and I have heard her talking to her friends on the phone about how I am not good and girls nowadays are a letdown. Also every time my husband sits with her she tries to turn him against me, or will backbite about me. She tells him I can’t clean properly or other girls are better than me. I feel very hurt, and I have never answered back to her. But now I feel like it’s affecting my health. I am always stressed. I feel angry from the inside. Alhumdulillah my husband is great. He loves me very much and is very supportive. But what should I do?

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Required Expertise For The Islamic Scholars

I have two questions. I have read books by Mr Ghamidi and other renowned scholars and I have come to a conclusion that if you don’t have a reasonable understanding of Arabic language you cannot base your own ideology or conformity of belief, regarding the meanings of Qur’an. At the same time we must appreciate that no one today can allocate time to learn Arabic in its true form and good teachers are also not available. Secondly to understand Qur’an in this context is obviously of very worth but it’s a full time job. Also as you people are doing and every one cannot go up to that level due to limitations of time job and circumstances. Your belief regarding Islam is that it is a divine religion but this belief is not spoon fed as ours you found the truth to make your belief. Now you tell me that one person doing job running his family cannot allocate that much time so how it is possible to find the truth only relying on your literary books and conflicting opinions. Regarding translation and commentary on the Qur’an every scholar has his viewpoint but again that viewpoint is based on research. Does the Qur’an require spending whole life to find the truth only or not? How can an ordinary man realize in true sense that Islam is a divine religion?

My question relates to conflict on the matter of Ahadith. This dispute has given birth to different sects. Everyone has its own set of Ahadith to rely upon and everyone has its own chain of intermediaries who quoted that ahadith. This attitude makes one hadith correct and other wrong in the same time. I have read your article which is very helpful also but my point of view is that a man can on his own conscience judge the truthfulness of hadith?
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Regarding Husband’s Acquiesce To The Parents

I am aware of the great importance our religion places on being mindful of our duties towards the parents and that one is discouraged from even saying even ‘uff’ (expression of being disappointed in some burdensome task or painful experience) to them. But could you please let me know as to what is our religion’s stance in the following situation.

I live in a joint family and my mother in law and father in law are extremely unreasonable, interfering and hurtful towards me. My husband is extremely obedient towards his parents and never argues or talks back to his parents always saying that it’s not allowed in our religion. I complain about my in-laws treatment to my husband but he always shrugs it off as my being too sensitive. The siblings of my husband talk back to their parents and so they are cautious in the way they treat them but with my husband since they know that he will never retaliate, they always make him the scapegoat of venting out whatever anger and frustrations they possess. They also mete out a similar treatment to me. What is even more hurting is that they would talk like that to me in front of my husband and still my husband wouldn’t say anything to defend me because of which they have become all the more gutsy. To add to my dilemma when I tell my husband about it in private he denies hearing or seeing the way they behaved with me. I am at a total loss. I tell my husband that the least he can do is talk to them and tell them to behave properly with me but he says that he cannot be rude to his parents. I tell him that he does not need to be rude but explain gently to them but he says he knows his parents and that they wouldn’t understand without becoming emotional and his talking loudly to them. I tell him then he should at least show his disapproval of the way they treat me and should be reserved with them but he does not even do that and keeps behaving normally and very lovingly with them.
Please advise what I should do and what are the rights of wives on the husbands when placed in such a situation by parents. I would also like to mention that my husband doesn’t yet have enough means to keep me separately and so we are staying in the joint family.
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Must All Ahadith Be Reconciled With The Qur’an And The Sunnah?

My understanding of Hadith is that it is not a separate source of Islam. Subject matter of every Hadith must originate in the Holy Qur’an or the Sunnah. I say this because our Prophet (sws) could never do or say anything regarding Islam that was not part of the two basic sources (the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah). Therefore, a Hadith which cannot be reconciled with any of these two sources should be rejected. Is this approach correct?

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شوہر اور والدین

میری شادی کو ۵ ماہ ہوئے ہیں۔ اور اللہ کے فضل سے میں اپنی اس نئی شادی شدہ زندگی میں بہت خوش ہوں۔ لیکن مجھے ایک مسئلہ درپیش ہے جس کے بارے میں میں آپ سے رہنمائی چاہتی ہوں۔ مسئلہ یہ ہے کہ میرے اور میرے شوہر کے خاندان میں پہلے سے ہی تعلقات اچھے نہیں تھے شادی کے بعد مزید خراب ہو گئے ہیں۔ اب شوہر کا کہنا ہے کہ یا تم اپنے والدین کو چھوڑ دو یا مجھے اور دوسری طرف میرے والدین کا کہنا ہے کہ اگر میں نے اپنے شوہر کی طرف داری کی تو میں کبھی ان کو ملنے نہیں جا سکتی۔ اب میرے لیے میرے والدین بھی محترم ہیں اور میرے شوہر بھی۔ برائے مہربانی آپ اس معاملے میں میری رہنمائی فرمائیے کہ مجھے ان حالات میں کیا کرنا چاہیے۔ اس معاملے میں قرآن اور اسلام کا کیا نقطہ نظر ہے؟

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قرآن مجید میں اختلاف کی حقیقت

قرآن مجید میں بیان ہوا ہے کہ اگر یہ غیر اللہ کی طرف سے ہوتا تو اس میں بہت سے اختلافات پاتے،اس کی کیا وجہ ہے کہ جب ہم قرآن مجید پڑھتے ہیں تو کئی جگہ پر ہمیں تضاد محسوس ہوتا ہے؟

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اہل علم کا باہمی اختلاف اور ہمارا رویہ

آپ کے مدرسۂ فکر (School of Thought) کے بارے میں مجھے کچھ شکوک اور شبہات پیش آ رہے ہیں ، کیونکہ آپ لوگ اُن بہت سی چیزوں کا انکار کرتے یا اُنہیں غیر دینی قرار دیتے ہیں جو صدیوں سے چلی آ رہی ہیں۔ ٹی وی پر آنے والے پروگرامز میں آپ کے حلقے کے ا سکالرز کو سننے کے بعد جب میں دوسری اسلامی کتابوں کا مطالعہ کرتا ہوں تو وہ مجھے مشکوک لگتی ہیں کیونکہ آپ لوگ بہت سی مستند اور قدیم باتوں سے اختلاف و انکار کرتے ہیں۔ مجھے اس سلسلے میں وضاحت مطلوب ہے؟

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غامدی صاحب کی بے جا مخالفت اور فہمِ دین کا درست رویہ

میں جاننا چاہتا ہوں کہ ہمارے نوجوان خصوصاً اعلی تعلیم یافتہ لوگ اپنے سے مختلف نقطۂ نظر سننے کے روادار کیوں نہیں ہوتے ، اور اختلاف کو کیوں بغض و عناد اور متشدد قسم کی مخالفت کا سبب بنا لیتے ہیں؟ لوگ جاوید احمد غامدی صاحب کے اتنا مخالف کیوں ہیں ؟

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