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Q33: Why is slavery permitted in Islam?

This is a very broad and detailed topic so I will mention a few things but I would advise the reader to do their own background reading for further information. Links have been provided at the end of this article. I will first take a brief look at the Islamic position and rulings regarding slavery,… Continue reading Q33: Why is slavery permitted in Islam?

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A Guide to teaching English in Saudi Arabia 1: Al Baha

Synopsis When many people think of Saudi Arabia, they think of the religion and politics. There are however many people who go to Saudi Arabia every year from all over the world, including many people who go there to teach, including teaching English. There are many questions and concerns that such people might have about… Continue reading A Guide to teaching English in Saudi Arabia 1: Al Baha

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Q32: Why do Muslims beat children?

Many Muslims have a reputation for being excessively harsh towards children and beating them for very minor issues. However, this is not always the case and not what the religion teaches. I will try to explain why. Perhaps part of the reason for this stereotype is because of some undercover filming at an Islamic school or "Medrasa" (meaning "school" in… Continue reading Q32: Why do Muslims beat children?

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Q31: Why are Muslim women not allowed to work and only confined to the house?

This is not strictly true and I will try to explain why and give some examples. Please keep in mind that this is a very broad and debatable topic with different opinions. However, I will try to give some insight into this topic giving both reasons for and against women working.   In Islam, certain… Continue reading Q31: Why are Muslim women not allowed to work and only confined to the house?

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Q30: Why is anyone who leaves Islam killed?

Firstly, in any religion, there are always people who take the religion seriously and those who do not. Among them are those who apostate (leave the religion) and those who commit blasphemy (making offensive sacrilegious comments). Not everyone who commits such acts however is taken seriously and quite often those who make blasphemous comments are… Continue reading Q30: Why is anyone who leaves Islam killed?