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?
Throughout history people have used all sorts of calendars for farming and for remembering important dates. There are many examples such as the Christian (Gregorian) calendar, the Ethiopian Calendar, the Chinese Calendar, the Hindu Calendar, the Persian Calendar and many more. They all have different dates and systems and some also have their own celebrations,… Continue reading Q42: Why do Muslims follow a lunar calendar that is in the 1400s instead of the 2000s and how does Islam take account of the extra years?
In many parts of the world, people drink alcohol and they are brought up in environments where drinking alcohol is part of the culture, such as in the UK where they have a “pub” culture and in France, which is famous for its wines. Some of them also mention that they only drink on… Continue reading Q41: Why do Muslims not drink alcohol?
The Prophet PBUH was the final prophet and messenger as his message for the whole of mankind. It is mentioned in the Quran: مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَٰكِن رَّسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he… Continue reading Q40: How can Muslims claim that the Prophet PBUH (Peace Be Upon Him) was sent to the whole of mankind when many people have not heard of him?
In many societies such is the UK, people like to keep dogs as pets but generally speaking, Muslims do not do this. Likewise, many people enjoy eating pork, such as from Chinese /Far Eastern societies. Again, Muslims generally do not eat pork. Therefore, many people might wonder why this is the case and why. I… Continue reading Q39: Why do Muslims hate dogs and pigs?