As-salamu alayka Ahmed, Can one believe ‘only metaphorically’ those parts of the Qur’an that refer to Jewish ‘history’ from the Old Testament? I put this in quotes because, to be blunt, it is common knowledge that the OT is partially invented. What I’m getting at is that it is admitted even by Jewish scholars (as […]
Hi Ahmed, Please let me know if you could assist me with this. If Islam is the true religion of God, why did he cater the religion toward Arabs? Why is the Qur’an written in Arabic? It makes it extremely difficult not being Arab to understand how to pray in Arabic. I’ve been contemplating to […]
Dear Ahmed, Does free will allow Muslim judges to choose the path of not sentencing someone? For example, you mentioned in class that “adultery, theft, and treason have single fixed penalties, but armed robbery, murder, and manslaughter have multiple penalty options. So judges have the option of sentencing for the latter, but not for the […]
This is an interesting email I received from one of my students a few years ago. I am sharing this with you because I felt you may find it beneficial and thoughtful. . . “I have some questions from last Monday’s Islam 101 class. 1) What is a caliph, exactly? I wrote down that it […]
This is a story I told one of my online students many years ago. It is relevant for today’s climate, and I thought you would appreciate it. Enjoy!
This is an interesting question I received from one of my students a few years ago. I am sharing this with you because I felt you may find it beneficial and thoughtful. . . I was recently joined in discussion with several Hindu and Christian people both here and in England who are strongly of […]