A Muslim says to you, “the wars waged by the Israelites at God’s command justify Islam’s jihads.” How would you respond?
Introduction One of the most controversial issues brought up today in discussions about Islam is the topic of Jihad. Non-Muslims often associate the word with “holy war,” conjuring up images of turbaned warriors with curved scimitars and black flags. It may come as a surprise to these westerners, then, that the concept of jihad is a complex one, with... Continue Reading →
One of the bigger contradictions that we find in the Quran is that of the freedom of worship. Many times the Quran says that there is religious liberty. Surah 2:256 says, “There is no compulsion in religion.” Then, again, there are numerous expressions, which indicate just the opposite. Surah 9:5 says, “But when the forbidden... Continue Reading →