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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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Q37: Why did the Prophet PBUH go on so many battles and did he commit “war crimes”?

At first glance, when reading about the life of the Prophet PBUH (Peace Be Upon Him), it looks like after migrating to Medina from Makkah, he spent most of his time fighting battles. Some people might think that such actions were done as the Prophet PBUH was weaker in Makkah and that when he went… Continue reading Q37: Why did the Prophet PBUH go on so many battles and did he commit “war crimes”?

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Q26: Why are Muslims so dishonest and why do they keep cheating?

There is no doubt that Muslims are not perfect and that there are Muslims who cheat and do dishonest things. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is good and bad in every society and there is always a difference between what the religion teaches and what the followers of the religion… Continue reading Q26: Why are Muslims so dishonest and why do they keep cheating?

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Q25: Why do Muslims depend on Western countries for refuge and to solve their problems rather than helping each other?

Many people seem to think that only Western countries are doing anything about refugee crises around the world while Arab and Muslim countries do little or nothing to resolve the problems and /or take up any responsibility for them. However, here are some things to think about: Firstly, people do not like to be driven… Continue reading Q25: Why do Muslims depend on Western countries for refuge and to solve their problems rather than helping each other?

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Q22: Why is Jerusalem important to Muslims and why is there conflict there today?

This question requires a very long and detailed explanation. I will try to mention a few points here but as always please feel free to do your own background reading and double check things rather than simply taking my word for everything. Firstly, Jerusalem is important to people of the Abrahamic Faiths (Muslims, Christians and… Continue reading Q22: Why is Jerusalem important to Muslims and why is there conflict there today?