The New Testament: How Did It All Start?
THE NEW TESTAMENT: HOW DID IT ALL START? by Andrew Livingston Quite a lot has been written about the question of who wrote The Bible. Normally, however, this means people are writing about which specific author wrote what. Seeing as I’ve already gone over all of that myself  I’d now like for us to… Read More ›
Why Did The Quran Call Jews ‘Apes’?
An excellent presentation by the respected Rabbi Tovia Singer on why the Quran call the Jews ‘Apes’. The Rabbi presents its historical context. At the end of the video one would garner more knowledge that the verse was aimed at a specific group of Jews who broke the Sabbath. The Rabbi, acknowledges that Jews have been described… Read More ›
Question Of Prophets Committing A Sin?
Dr. Shaykh Abdul-Rahmaan al-Luwaihiq The question of the Prophets committing any type of sin is a controversial issue. Many scholars prefer to avoid it as there is not much clear evidence for either view. However, all scholars agreed that the Prophets commit no mistakes with respect to communicating to their people what God revealed to… Read More ›
“Those Who Malign Allah And His Messenger…” – Quran 33:57
Background This verse was revealed in Madinah (Mawdudi).  Analysing Verse “Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in the world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained.” – Quran 33:57 33:57 – In this verse God is speaking about those who make up… Read More ›
After-Life: Quran 56:92-94
Background These verses were revealed in Makkah: “According to the chronological order that Hadrat Abdullah bin Abbas has given of the Surahs, first Surah Ta Ha was sent down, then Al-Waqi’ah and then Ash-Shu`ara'(Suyuti: Al-Itqan). The same sequence has been reported from Ikrimah (Baihaqi: Dala’il an Nubuwwat). This is supported also by the story that… Read More ›
“Your Wives And Your Children Are Enemies To You…” – Surah 64:14 -16
Background These verses were revealed in Madinah (Abdullah Ibn Abbas).  Analysing Verses 64:14 O you who have believed, indeed, among your wives and your children are enemies to you, so beware of them. But if you pardon and overlook and forgive – then indeed, God is Forgiving and Merciful. 64:15 Your wealth and your… Read More ›
Quran 29:69 “Those Who Strive For Us – We Will Surely…” – Jihad
Background This verse was revealed in Makkah: “Verses 56 to 60 clearly show that this Surah was sent down a little before the migration to Habash, and this is supported by the internal evidence of the subject matter as well. Some commentators have opined that since it mentions the hypocrites, and hypocrisy appeared in Madinah,… Read More ›
Jihad: “Whoever Strives Only Strives For The Benefit Of Himself…” – Quran 29:6
Background This verse was revealed in Madinah: “…the first ten verses of this Surah were revealed at Madinah…” (Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi – Tafhim al-Qur’an – The Meaning of the Qur’an – Online Source) Analysing Verse “And whoever strives only strives for [the benefit of] himself. Indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.”… Read More ›
Are Humans Sinners By Nature And In The Heart?
Many Christian missionary’s often claim: The problem with Islamic repentance is that it is never sincere, since you don’t believe you are sinners by nature and in the heart – you can never be truly or sincerely penitent / humble, since you think you can by your own power sincerely repent; and that repentance is… Read More ›
Man From Aslam Tribe – Adultery
It is said by critics that a man came to the Prophet and confessed to have committed adultery: Narrated Abu Hurayrah: A man of the tribe of Aslam came to the Prophet (p) and testified four times against himself that he had had illicit intercourse with a woman, while all the time the Prophet (p)… Read More ›