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Remembering the companions of the Prophet PBUH

The companions of the Prophet PBUH (Peace Be Upon Him) carry great importance in Islam and are role models for Muslims to follow so knowing about them and their names is important. This can be challenging to remember as people do not always hear their names or their stories. As a teacher, I need to remember names which… Continue reading Remembering the companions of the Prophet PBUH

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Q34: Why are people blamed for sinning and /or disbelievingly if everything has already been predestined?

Muslims believe in one God, Allah. This belief or faith (Iman) has 6 pillars, including belief in Allah, His angels, His books, His Prophets, the Day of Resurrection and Qadr (fate /decree). You can find out more from here. Belief in Qadr has various conditions such as believing that Allah is The Creator, that everything that happens… Continue reading Q34: Why are people blamed for sinning and /or disbelievingly if everything has already been predestined?

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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?