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Q50: Why are Muslims not fashionable?

When seeing how Muslims dress, some people might be misled into believing that they are not fashionable because they do not follow popular fashion trends such as by women dressing modestly and men not having tattoos. There are however various reasons for such restrictions, which I will try to explain. Perhaps the most popular restriction… Continue reading Q50: Why are Muslims not fashionable?

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Q41: Why do Muslims not drink alcohol?

  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?

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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?

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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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Q14: Boyfriends /girlfriends

As a rule, having boyfriends /girlfriends is something that is not allowed in Islam. Here are some things to think about: • Marriage provides a legal document (marriage certificate) and witnesses, which provides protection for women. Can you imagine working for an employer without having any contract, basing all salaries purely “on trust”? Maybe some… Continue reading Q14: Boyfriends /girlfriends