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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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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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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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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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How does Islam protect the rights of animals?

Some people might think that animals do not have many rights in Islam, perhaps because of animals that are slaughtered on the Muslim festival of Eid Al Adha, that they eat meat and that they do not generally do not keep dogs in their homes, unlike many people in Western countries. On the contrary, there… Continue reading How does Islam protect the rights of animals?