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Are children born out of wedlock condemned in hadith?

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract A cogent analysis of hadith reports about children born out of wedlock with focus on the meanings of such reports as understood by traditional scholars of Islam over the centuries. The article shows such reports considered suggestive of condemnation of children born as a result adultery were actually never meant as such. They were either specific ... Read More »

Qur’an says ‘Ask People of the Book’: What and Why?

Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction Qur’an 16:43 and 21:7 are the references some critics of Islam often use to assert that Qur’an testifies the Judeo-Christian people to be the bastions of the monotheistic faith. It is argued that these verses also testify to the authenticity of the Bible. Part of the verses they quote goes as: فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ ... Read More »

Background to Prophet’s Marriage with Zainab

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract  The story of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) allegedly falling in love with his cousin and wife of his adopted son Zaid, Zainab bt. Jahsh, has been a subject of a lot of disputation for centuries. It is generally discussed in connection with Qur’an 33:37. In this paper an effort has been made to exhaustively delineate various aspects of ... Read More »

If and how does Allah misguide people?

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Some verses of the Qur’an are commonly misunderstood by those who are either unaware of the Arabic language, unfamiliar with the context of the verses or they just simply want to confuse others by making Islam look bad. One such misconception is the idea that Allah misguides people due to the many verses that are translated ... Read More »

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