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Understanding “Satan urinates in the ear” hadith

Download PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Once again, we come across a hadith that seems to have an ‘odd’ phrasing when looked at from the literal perspective – even more so when approached from the English language. Some have called it vulgar, others think it sounds superstitious; but one thing is for sure: none of them have any idea ... Read More »

Qur’an on the knowledge of unborn child’s sex and rain forecast

Find pdf here Adeel Abstract There are many who seek to prove portions of the Qur’an or Sunnah wrong by presenting “logical” evidence as to why certain statements cannot be correct. However, they have often failed to understand the context of the statements; let alone the actual statements themselves! In order to truly understand what a verse from the Qur’an ... Read More »

Aishah’s statement “Your Lord hastens in fulfilling your desires” explained

Download PDF here Adeel & Gabriel Al-Romaani  Abstract This paper critically examines a claim made by the critics of Islam that Aishah, the wife of Prophet Muhammad, had doubts towards the reality of his prophethood because of her statement to the Prophet, “Your Lord hastens to fulfill your desires.” The context of saying is highlighted as a tool to see ... Read More »

Scholars on the Meanings of Khatam an-Nabiyyin

Download PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract There are many groups that assert that there was some kind of prophet after Prophet Muhammad – peace and blessings be upon him. One of the more prominent groups is the Ahmadiyya. This article will illustrate many views from various scholars to show the clear meaning of the Qur’anic verse, “Wa khatam an-nabiyyin.” ... Read More »

No. of Surahs in the Mushaf of Ibn Masud

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract One of the arguments used by Orientalist and Missionary critics of Islam to cast aspersions on Qur’anic preservation is related to the fact that the beloved companion of the Prophet Ibn Mas‘ood chose not to write three of the 114 surahs in his copy of the Qur’an. In order to understand why he ... Read More »

Allah Does Not Repent: Examining the use of word ‘taaba’ for Allah

Download PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Some critics of Islam have made it a point to spread false information about Allah by giving an incorrect translation and explanation of the word ‘tawbah (repentance).’ They use their limited understanding of Arabic to suggest that Allah repents to people, when Allah is far above needing to turn to any person for ... Read More »

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 »

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