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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?

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?

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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?

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?

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Q39: Why do Muslims hate dogs and pigs?

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?

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Q38: Why should people follow Islam when there are many religions that are older?

Many people mistakenly think that the Prophet Mohammed PBUH (Peace Be Upon Him) was the founder of Islam and that it was a new religion at the time. While this might be been somewhat new to people at the time who did not practise Islam and worshiped idols, the religion itself is not really new.… Continue reading Q38: Why should people follow Islam when there are many religions that are older?

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Q36: Why are men given preference over women in Islam?

There is a great misunderstanding regarding the issue of men and women’s equality in Islam with people quoting various verses or narrations but without giving details of the context and /or incomplete information. Therefore, there are many myths and misconceptions regarding this issue. I will try to make reference to some myths and why they… Continue reading Q36: Why are men given preference over women in Islam?