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Q46: Why do Muslims believe in “fairy tales”?

All religions contain stories that may seem illogical and /or hard to comprehend as we cannot see them. This can include all sorts of things such as angels, hell and paradise. But do we need to see everything to fully believe in them? People cannot see many things that have already been proven scientifically, such… Continue reading Q46: Why do Muslims believe in “fairy tales”?

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Famous movies and stories that were inspired by Islamic concepts and /or Muslim characters

Media is a very powerful tool and can influence people’s thoughts. While people enjoy watching movies or reading stories, people do not always realise that many of the very popular stories were influenced by Islamic concepts and /or real Muslim characters. While people take their influence from various sources and sometimes fictionalise certain things for… Continue reading Famous movies and stories that were inspired by Islamic concepts and /or Muslim characters

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Q45: Why do Muslims only marry their cousins /within their community?

Nowadays, people often marry others from all over the world. This includes interracial marriages (between people of different ethnicity) and inter religious marriages (between people of different religions). This seems to be somewhat less within the Muslim community, so some people might wonder why this is the case and why cousin marriages are still quite… Continue reading Q45: Why do Muslims only marry their cousins /within their community?

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Q44: Why is the Arabic language so important to Muslims?

The Arabic language carries great importance for Muslims all over the world but why is that? There are many reasons and I will try to give an explanation for this, not only why Arabic is important to Muslims but why it might also be useful to non-Muslims as well: ·        Arabic is the language of the… Continue reading Q44: Why is the Arabic language so important to Muslims?

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Q43: Why do Muslims have different opinions about things such as the dates for Ramadan?

People might notice that sometimes Muslims have different views about certain things such as the dates for Ramadan. So why do they have such differences and what are the consequences? Generally speaking, it is not possible to have a rule for everything. For example, I am not aware of any religion that specifically mentions whether… Continue reading Q43: Why do Muslims have different opinions about things such as the dates for Ramadan?