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Telling Someone to Bite Their Father’s Genitals: Explicit Phrase or Misunderstood Expression?

Download the PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract When dealing with any Islamic text in English, it is absolutely crucial to use the most accurate Arabic translation, in order to reflect the true intended meaning of the text. Not only is an incorrect translation completely irresponsible and misleading, but it actually removes the implication of the original statement by misquoting ... Read More »

Prohibiting ‘Ali from a Legal Marriage: Alleged Inconsistency of the Prophet

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Gabriel Al Romaani Abstract Some critics of Islam try to attack the consistency of the Prophet’s actions, in an effort to show that there are contradictions in the religion. They do this as an effort to delegitimize Islam, thus achieving their goal of spreading disbelief. Islam is far above such accusations, and if ... Read More »

Islam’s Attitude towards Expression of Sorrow at the Loss of Loved Ones

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Adeel Abstract Human emotion is a very natural and normal way of expressing ourselves. All people have different emotions and they want to express them in their own way – whether these emotions are sadness, happiness, anger or grief. In an attempt to disconnect people from Islam and dehumanize the religion, some critics ... Read More »

Pleasures in the Islamic Paradise: Spiritual or Sensual?

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract There are some misconceptions about what exactly the reward in Paradise will be for Muslims. The critics of Islam have a hard time grasping all the talk of pleasure with bounties like mansions, abundant gardens and beautiful women. These people claim that such rewards are too sensual when the prize of Paradise is supposed to be ... Read More »

Meaning of Ibn ‘Umar’s statement, “Much of the Qur’an is Gone”

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Gabriel Al Romaani Abstract One subject of Islam that is constantly under attack from its critics is the preservation of the Qur’an. Muslims are proud to state that the Qur’an is completely intact, as Allah has promised to protect it from any changes. There have been many failed attempts by skeptics to prove ... Read More »

No. of Surahs in Ubayy’s Mushaf

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Critics of Islam find it hard to believe that the Qur’an was perfectly preserved, so rather than examining the evidence that proves that it was, they often create arguments using very weak evidence to prove that it was not consistently preserved. Through a careful examination of their evidence, it is clear that they ... Read More »

Opposition to Rajm (Stoning): Analysis and Refutation

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Gabriel Al Romaani Abstract Muslims are often faced with the difficulty of people in the “modern” world pressuring them to change their viewpoints to conform better with what is socially accepted by society. Many of these people (not just non-Muslims, but Muslims as well) see the prescribed punishments of Allah as barbaric practices ... Read More »

Refuting Missionaries on Qur’an and Kings in Isra’il before Moses

Waqar Akbar Cheema & Gabriel Al-Romaani Abstract As we should all be aware of, the Qur’an is the Noble Book of Allah that was sent down in the Arabic language; and it is very important to remember that its revelation was fully in Arabic. It is completely unreasonable and unthinkable to believe that someone who is not well-versed in Arabic ... Read More »

Ghamidi, Muwatta, and the Return of ‘Eisa

Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction In recent times Mr. Javed Ahmed Ghamidi has come up as the champion of ‘fresh’ and unorthodox interpretation of Islam reaching out to Pakistani audience. It’s not the time to dwell and comment on the background and reasoning for the peculiar deliberate and characteristic non-conformist approach. However, we must see what ‘proofs’ such people bring ... Read More »

Authority of Hadith in the Light of Qur’an

Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction Since the beginning the Muslim Ummah has unanimously believed in Hadith as an established secondary source of the Islamic Law after Qur’an. Infact it has always been recognized only another kind of revelation i.e. it is called وحي غير متلو i.e. Revelation that is not recited. In recent past some pseudo-scholars have come up with ... Read More »

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