Indeed there are people who hold this view and even quote the Qur'an to support their actions but this is a gross misunderstanding of the Qur'an, of the historical contexts in which the verses were revealed and due to their own inherent tendencies towards extremism. You may also find such statements from non Muslims who want to tarnish the image of Islam.
To put this into perspective, I've read articles saying that hijab is not entirely an Islamic teaching. Other religions also promote modesty through wearing a veil, but it is not as widely known as the hijab (or other variations) in Islam. I apologize for not being able to provide a good reference on this matter.
Related to that, we should see modesty as ...
Any verse in the Quran can be misinterpreted. This is why it is a must for Muslims to read the commentary of the verses to understand the Quran.
Examples of misinterpreted verses:
And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you http://quran.com/2/191
However, if you read other verses in the Quran. You will ...
Breaking down the question
First of all, if we break down the question of yours we will find out that it isn't completely a question. It also holds the statement:
"I know that congratulating non-muslims in their celebrations is not permissible.".
This is not a question, rather it's a belief or opinion.
A better question would be: I follow the ...
A Muslim woman can not marry a non-Muslim man, no matter what his religion is. The evidence for this includes:
The following verse declares that the Kuffar (disbelievers) are not lawful husbands for them, nor they lawful wives for them. Kafir is a general term for non-muslims and Kufr includes everything that is not Islam: Judaism, Christianity, Polytheism, ...
Yes you can make dua for non muslims, an example of this is when rasul allah [pbuh] made dua for Umar [ra] to become a muslim. as for an example to use , read a dua for the general guidance of someone.
(Ahl al-Sunnah View)
Its the responsibility of the state to handle this as blasphemy against the Prophet is a punishable crime under Shariah.
There can be two cases of a person who does this:
The person is a Muslim subject of the Islamic state
The person is a non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state (Dhimmi)
In the first case: there is consensus among ...
There's two different opinion on congratulating non Muslims on their holidays. some says it's Haram and the other said it's Halal but with conditions.
According to Yousuf Al Qaradawi's fatwa, you can congratulating them if you living together in peace specially if there was a relation between you and the one you want to congrats. like work or friendship ...
In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate
According to the noble Qur'an everyone will encounter death:
“Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though you are in lofty
After death, souls will enter barzakh [ref] and those who enter heaven after barzakh will stay there forever. Almighty Allah says in his noble Qur'an as such:
Islam does have some restrictions on imagery. Those are mostly in terms of depicting religious figures ( Muhammad, Jesus, Mary, Moses [pbuh] ). However some cultures apply those restrictions to personal lives too based on their interpretation of Islam.
The way you described your friends, they would not be offended by some one who doesn't know much about ...
As far as I have researched these are words of Thabit b. Qays b. Shammas not that of the Prophet (PBUH). The Arabic text is available here and the English translation here:
ومن كفر جاهدناه في الله أبدا وكان قتله علينا يسيرا
as for the one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the cause of God and killing him is a small matter to us
The sentence was ...
Marriage with disbelievers is prohibited, except marriage to chaste women among the People of the Book:
ولا تمسكوا بعصم الكوافر
and hold not to marriage bonds with disbelieving women
— Quran 60:10
الْيَوْمَ أُحِلَّ لَكُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتُ ۖ وَطَعَامُ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا
الْكِتَابَ حِلٌّ لَّكُمْ وَطَعَامُكُمْ حِلٌّ لَّهُمْ ۖ
وَالْمُحْصَنَاتُ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ...
It is our role as Muslims to do so.
During the battles of Persia, Al-Muthanna ibn Hāritha needed extra help. 'Umar ibn al-Khattāb sent over Rab'i ibn 'Āmir with some extra forces to lend military aid to Al-Muthanna. Rostam Farrokhzād, the commander-in-chief of the Persian army, had questions using almost identical logic to the one in your question. The ...
You can not have sex during the fast but after it is over, till it starts the next day, you can have sex. God allowed in Quran. There is no distinction between a muslim or non-muslim wife.
It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations].
I suppose you are referring to the verse 5:51 in the Quran:
O believers! Do not consider (hostile) Jews and Christians as (your) reliable allies. They (all) are friends to one another (against you). And whoever of you makes friends with them will (also) become one of them. Surely, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.
(Source- Irfan ul Quran)
Briefly speaking concerning your inquiry(s):
Is it acceptable for Muslims to mark festivals of other religions
(particularly, given the time of year, Christmas)?
Does our acceptance of these 'holy days' give legitimacy to beliefs
which, as Muslims we know to be clearly false?
Or should we once again put our feelings to one side in order to
I thank you for your curiosity about this.
Kafir is a subject based on the verb Kuf'r. One who commits Kuf’r is Kafir. Kuf’r in Arabic dictionary bears three meanings.
To be ungrateful
To deny or to reject.
Anyone who rejects to believe in Allah is a kafir. Kuf'r is considered as an unforgivable sin, however, Allah may forgive every sin if one ...
You should notice the phrase "instead of believers", that is, if there are two person that can help you similarly, one believer and another non-believer, then you should not chose the non-believer over the one who is a believer. This seems so rational and clear, but in practice you should care about the details, maybe the non-believer has some facilities (...
This theory isn't true.
Allah will guide all human in every age, even all creatures if he wills. According to:
He said, "Our Lord is He who gave each thing its form and then guided
"Who created and proportioned,And Who destined and [then] guided"Surat
"... And Allah guides whom He wills to a ...
What happens to people who have never heard of Islam?
Those who have never heard of Islam will not be punished for their sins if they died in the state of disbelief. Allah says (what means):
Whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] his soul. And
whoever errs only errs against it. And no bearer of burdens will bear
the burden of another. ...
Generally every human will enter to Barzakh universe and waiting until the Judgement day. At Judgement day people will be Judged and then enter Paradise or Hell.
But if you want to know the details they are too much to write here. So I suggest to study this book for detailed steps after death:
The Hereafter (Ma'ad)
Atheist will be accused of not using ...
Alan: short answer, as someone already said, is yes, please go ahead and feel free to read and enjoy it.
There's a long answer I'd like to give based on the answers that have already been provided, even though you have not explicitly asked for these details.
Within the Islamic school of thoughts, there is a difference between touching the Quran and ...
Giving gifts is a big part of Islamic cultures. I'm sure your neighbors will appreciate whatever thoughtful gift you choose to get them. Even things like playing with dolls are permissible for little children (Hadith `Aisha), and so your idea of stuffed animals would be completely appropriate.
As salamu alaikum,
According to Islamic principle related to haram, it is that if something is prohibited, then anything that leads to it is also considered haram. A similar principle is that
the sin of haram is not limited to the person who engages in the prohibited activity, but the sin also extends to others who support the person in the activity, ...
What I think you are talking about this ayat:
O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.
Ayat No 5:51 (Surat Al-Mā'idah)
In This ayat Allah is talking about ...
The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers. (Qur'an 24:3)
And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry ...