A ques for Muslims n other people who really know about Islam?


Well I am curious and wish to know what the Quaran says and I wish to be told the truth. I want to know as much as you can tell me. There are many questions in my mind.
Is it true that Quaran doesnt prohibit the slaughter of animals? That it advocates terrorism? What is the true meaning of Jehaad? Why dont…

Well I am glad you would rather ask us than to get information from the wrong source and be mislead. You have some good questions!

Slaughtering certain animals is only permitted for eating, and it is done in a manner that A. drains as much blood from the animal as can be and B. is as little traumatic to the animal as can be. For no other purposes can an animal be harmed, even in war it is a sin to harm an animal or even a tree.
http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/31…

Islam stands for everything against terrorism, however not everyone follows the rules. In Islam, there is no excuse for war other than if you are being attacked and you defend yourself, or if you are fighting an oppressive ruler. Outside of war and justice (ie death penalty for a murderer) killing is strictly forbidden. And even during war a Muslim is bound to many many restrictions that he must carefully obey, ie not harming innocents.
http://www.islamdenouncesterrorism.com/

Jihad means the struggle to please God. There are different levels of jihad, and the most beautiful in the eyes of God is struggling within oneself. A song by one of my favorite bands kind of illustrates the real meaning of jihad:
“I throw stones at my eyes
’cause for way too long they’ve been dry
Plus they see what they shouldn’t from oppressed babies to thighs
I throw stones at my tongue
’cause it should really keep its peace
I throw stones at my feet
’cause they stray and lead to defeat
A couple of big ones at my heart
’cause the thing is freezing cold
But my nafs is still alive
and kicking unstoppable and on a roll
I throw bricks at the devil so I’ll be sure to hit him
But first at the man in the mirror
so I can chase out the venom”
http://www.al-islam.org/al-serat/jihad-n…

Mosques are very welcoming to non-Muslims. Never has anyone been turned away from a mosque. In fact the majority of them hold frequent open houses so that many non-Muslims can attend. It’s always been a great experience, and it really helps to bridge gaps between the Muslim community and other religions. My mosque usually holds a pot-luck type of open house but the Muslims bring the food so the guests don’t have to. They hold alot of discussions like basic topics of Islam to full interfaith dialogues, etc. If you’re interested in going to a mosque, just call up the nearest one so they can arrange for you and let you get the full benefits.
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/59752 (one example)

In Islam, we are to give the non-Muslims the same ammount of respect and rights as Muslims. For the most part, just as in any other religion, we are very tolerant people. Yes, we do have our loons like any other group, lol!
http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/394/

Islam gave women many rights that some could only dream to have back in the day. Of course, now we have evolved and the majority of those rights have been attained by non-Muslim women as well. Islam gave us the right to an education, the right to work, the right to do with our income and inheritance as we please (the man is wholly responsible for finances), the right to own property, just to name a few. Doesn’t sound like too big a deal nowadays, but even 100 years ago women in the west had much less rights, and Islam is 1400 years old. Muslim women have our rights and our duties. Some men abuse his own rights and ignore the rights of the women, but it isn’t condoned. Also, the Quran states that “Heaven lies at the feet of a mother.” That’s one of those that just melt your heart…
http://www.islamfortoday.com/women.htm

Allah is the Arabic term for God. It is the same God that Jesus, Moses, Abraham and Adam worshipped. As someone who converted from Christianity to Islam, I don’t view God in a different way, I even still call Him “God” when I’m speaking English. The only topics that may make someone think we worship a different God is that we do not view Jesus as the son of God or as a part of God. We see him as a great prophet with a great message. The reason for this is because we believe that God is One, that there are none like Him, and that He is beyond the need for any partners. Some say that we don’t worship God since we do not worship Jesus as well, however we worship God in the same manner that Jews do, so it wouldn’t really make sense.
http://islam.about.com/library/weekly/aa052099.htm

I think so many people have negative views of Islam because of what they see on the television day in and day out. Nothing is quite as exciting as seeing foreign people of another religion doing evil things, and so that is the typical image people have of Muslims. Some stick to what they see without any desire to really learn about Muslims, so that’s what they will always believe. Some have ran across Muslims that don’t quite fit the image seen in the media, so their curiosity leads them to the reality of Islam. And some don’t believe the media hype anyways so even without learning about Muslims they are opinionated against what the media says, lol! The reality is that even though we pray in a different manner than you, we’re still the same. Some of us are white, black, Asian, African, Hispanic even. We drive our SUV’s, sports cars and clunkers, we take our kids to football practice and McDonald’s, we enjoy CSI, Scrubs and Desperate Housewives (at least I do, hehe), and yes, many of us even celebrate Independence Day. Grilled burgers, sparklers and the perfectly positioned lawn chair to watch the fireworks. Heck, you’ve probably met a few Muslims in your lifetime and never even realized it!

No, the Qur’an doesn’t prohibit the slaughter of animals. You know how Jews have kosher food? Muslims have halal food. Islam does not promote terrorism. Jihad means holy war, but there is outer jihad, when one defends one’s homeland and there is inner jihad, where one strives rid oneself of evil in one’s heart. I don’t know why mosques don’t allow non-Muslims inside. People of other religions are fellow human beings, but Islam recognizes that Jews, Christians and Sabians are also “people of the book,” that is these groups worship the one true God (of the Abrahamic traditions). The majority of Muslims are peace loving people who just want to live, have families, and they are not fanatics. It is too bad that ignorance allows people’s minds to immediately categorize a group they know nothing about as “terrrorists.” The Qur’an gave women rights when before they had none (during the Jahiliya, ignorance of divine guidance). Girl babies were left for dead because they were not valued. Islam actually gave women rights (in the case of divorce, the woman and any children from the marriage must be supported). The Qur’an says that there is one God and that He alone will judge all souls on Judgement Day. Muslims believe Jesus will come again at the end of time. Islam is misperceived and it’s a shame because it is so similar to Christianity and Judaism. People are anti-Islam because they are afraid and they don’t know anything about Islam. I hope this is helpful.

wow everyone has answered so completely, there is not much more I could say. I agree with the answers.

Cruelty to animals is forbidden in Islam and we have to slaughter the animal in a way that is quick and not as painful for it.

Islam does not advocate terrorism. It is completely forbidden in islam to kill any innocent. The Quran teaches that anyone who kills one it is as if he killed entire mankind and if he saves one it is as if he saved all of mankind.

As mentioned already, Jihad means struggle and that struggle can be either inner struggle or outer struggle. The Prophet (pbuh) said in a hadith that the inner struggle is the greater jihad. Jihad can mean fighting physcially however. But that fighting is only self-defense. If someone is oppressing muslims or killing them, it is the only time we are told to fight back and protect ourselves.

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Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.

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Allah ONLY forbids you, with regard to those who fight you for (your) Faith, and drive you out of your homes, and support (others) in driving you out, from turning to them (for friendship and protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances), that do wrong.

Mosques do allow non-muslims to enter mosques. Only in Mecca and Madina they are not allowed. All people are human beings no matter what race or religion. If anyone is not allowing non-muslims into a mosque they are wrong to do so. Most even encourage nonmuslims to come.

It is not true that the majority of muslims are fanatics (if you mean extremists). There are over a billion muslims in the world and if all were fanatics there would be a problem. Only a small percentage of muslims are actually extremists that.

The Quran says that women and men are equal. It gave them so much more rights than they had before. The Prophet (pbuh) is even called a feminist to his time by some people!
[003:195] “I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you male or female – you are equal to one another.”

Islam is very very misperceived. People are anti-islamic because some muslims and muslim countries are very bad representatives of islam. Some uneducated and poor muslims are being manipulated by some power hungry mullahs who use them for tools. The media always catches the mad muslims and it makes it seem as though all muslims are hateful people.

I am not offended at all. I appreciate that you are actually asking unlike others who hear something from someone else and without any research decide that we are all evil. It was a very progressive religion during that time and brought many social changes for all people. Unforuntately some countries in the middle east refuse to move forward and have make it look like a regressive religion. Anyway, thank you for being open-minded. Peace!

oops….there is not much more i can say I said, and then I wrote a book Sorry ! 😛

Muslims are very open minded for such questions, that really indicate the asker is searching for the trouth and nothing else.
Your questions are most welcome…

Is it true that Quaran doesnt prohibit the slaughter of animals?

Islam consists of Qurran and Sunnah…The Prophet (PBUH) did establish the Rights of Animals in many authenticated Hadiths..Like when he said a woman punished from Allah because of a cat which she detained until it died of starvation, because she did not feed it or let it go and eat of the vermin of the earth. And another woman entered the heaven because of giving a water to thirsty dog. Islam clearly forbids killing the animals without a reason.

What is the true meaning of Jehaad?

In Arabic, the word jihad means striving and expending one’s energy. So, anything Muslim do as a worship need Jihad.

In Islamic terminology, jihad means the Muslim striving to make the word of Allaah supreme and to establish His religion on earth.

One thing you should know about Jihad in this age, if we are going to evaluate the Muslim fighters around the world based on Qurran and Sunnah most of theme are not representing the real Jihad with its conditions that must be met.

Why dont mosques allow the people of other religions to enter? The Church does and so do the Buddhist monaestaries, and so do the Hindu and Sikh temples? Then why dont the mosques allow?
Who told you that, non-Muslims are welcome to enter the Masjids and this admitted by the prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

Are the people of the other religions not human beings?

If we think so, why do we bother our self to guide them to the light of Islam. Islam tells us to Respect the non-Muslims and not to Accept their ideologies.

Is it true that the majority of Muslims are fanatics? if yes then why?

The ignorant Muslims are so, and majority of Muslims are ignorant these days. so the answer would be Yes.

What does the Quaran say about women?

[4:19] And live with them (women) honorably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allâh brings through it a great deal of good.

[2:228]And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable.

[4:32] For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty.

About Allah?

[59:22] He is Allâh, besides Whom there is Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

[59:23] He is Allâh besides Whom Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allâh! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him.

[59:24] He is Allâh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

IS ISLAM MISPERCIEVED? WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ANTI- ISLAM?

Ignorant Muslims give bad example of practicing Islam.
Enemies of Islam spreading the rumors and misleading ifo. about Islam. Many non-Muslims think Medias like TV channels, internet, and books written about Islam by non-Muslims are the right sources to learn about Islam.

Here are all the answers you need,

Is it true that Quaran doesnt prohibit the slaughter of animals?

We obviously need to eat, but we have restrictions some food are forbidden. Here is proof

[016:114] So eat of the lawful and good food which Allâh has provided for you. And be grateful for the Graces of Allâh, if it is He Whom you worship.

[016:115] He has forbidden you only Al-Maitah (meat of a dead animal), blood, the flesh of swine, and any animal which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols or on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, and not transgressing, then, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

That it advocates terrorism?

For a full knowledge from a Scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence please visit this site

Defending The Transgressed By Censuring The Reckless Against The Killing Of Civilians

http://www.livingislam.org/maa/dcmm_e.html

What is the true meaning of Jehaad?

Jihad means struggle. There are two types of struggle, the one within us to conquer evil desires. Jihad as a struggle, for fighting, means fighting to make the word of God superior. Any other type of fighting is not Jihad.

Why dont mosques allow the people of other religions to enter? The Church does and so do the Buddhist monaestaries, and so do the Hindu and Sikh temples? Then why dont the mosques allow?

I have not heard of this, I think in my city there are even field trips to Mosques, but Mosques are not tourist attractions (well, in some places they might be), they are a place of worship. That being said, I have seen people convert myself in my mosque, that means there was a non-muslim in the mosque. It is only forbidden from my knowledge for non-believers to be the caretakers of the mosqques.

[009:017] It is not for the Mushrikûn (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) to maintain the mosques of Allâh (i.e. to pray and worship Allâh therein, to look after their cleanliness and their building), while they witness against their own selves of disbelief. The works of such are in vain and in Fire shall they abide.

Are the people of the other religions not human beings?

Yes, people of other religions are humans what kind of question is that.

Is it true that the majority of Muslims are fanatics? if yes then why?

No, you only percieve it that way because you have seen a few hundred on TV, not the rest of the 1.5 billion , yes there are 5 muslims for every american in the world.

What does the Quaran say about women?

It says alot, please read. The main things are women were allowed to own property, vote, inherit. American women just got the right to vote like a 100 years ago, Muslim women have had that right for over 1400 years. Pakistan has already even had a women prime minister.

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/humanrelations/womeninislam/womenquransunnah.html

About Allah?

Alot of stuff, He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

Please read for more info

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/tawheed/conceptofgod.html

IS ISLAM MISPERCIEVED? WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ANTI- ISLAM?

Yes, because people only see crazy radical people who are astray. They don’t see the devout people who wake up before the sun rises for the sole purpose of submitting to the All-Mighty, Creator of the Universe.

It has to with the media, and whoever controls it to control the minds of the people, so they will support the war. It obviously backfired. The government people, Cheney mainly, is going to make billions, and will hook up his buddies as well.

Peace be with you

These are very breif answers but we can talk about each subject for days.

1) Does the Quran prohibit the slaughter of animals?

No, Islam says when you slaughter an animal do it without terrorizing the animal, i.e. don’t sharpen your knife infront of an animal.

2) It doesn’t advocate terrorism, i.e killing of innocent people.

3) Jihad means struggle, it refers to various struggles in life in the way of God, sometimes this can involve fighting. i.e fighting opression for example world war 2 can be seen as Jihad.

4) Mosques do allow people who are non-muslims into Mosques. The only place you cannot enter is Makkah and Medina.

5) No most Muslims are not fanatics.

6) Women’s Rights is a big topic. But in fornt of Allah they are equal. Men and Women have complimentary roles in Islam.

7) Allah is one, there is nothing like Allah, and He does not beget children or have any partners.

8) Yes Islam is misrepresented.

Wonderful Questions.

I am not at the caliber to answer these as you deserve but I will try my best by adding slowly to this answer…..

Is it true that Quaran doesnt prohibit the slaughter of animals?—- The Quran says the purpose of creating foraging animals was for human consumption. To not use them as a gift from God is denying the animals their very purpose of creation.

That it advocates terrorism? — Terrorism is a tactic of war which both sides use in a conflict. Do not blame the religion for people who are using violence for a political goal. Bombing women and children is not allowed in Islam. When the British Protestants were fighting the Catholic Irish Republican Army we never heard the news call them “Christian terrorists” even though it was a PURE religious war.

The verses in the Quran concerning war were revealed during the time of the Prophet for the conditions he was in while the Muslims were fighting for their existance.

These verses should not be used out of their context and will not unless the Muslims are put into a similar situation where their existance is threatened…..

God advocates war in some cases both offensive and defensive just like he did in the Old Testament.

What is the true meaning of Jehaad? — Jihad means to struggle to do good and prevent oneself from doing evil. A woman giving birth is doing Jihad because she is struggling in the way of Allah to do good.

Jihad in the spiritual sense is always on- going and it is the internal battle to resist the evil whispering in the heart and obey the commandments of God to do good.

Do not believe everyone who claims to be fighting Jihad in the material sense against the armies of evil.

Why dont mosques allow the people of other religions to enter? — Every Mosque allows visitors to enter. The only Mosque that does not allow other faiths to enter is Mecca and Madina which are sacred cities only for Muslims and Muslims see how peaceful Islam is by seeing the amazing peace which exists in these two places. You are welcome to visit any other mosque in the world. Most Masjids/Mosques have weekly programs for people who want to take a tour and get information on Islam.

Is it true that the majority of Muslims are fanatics? — There are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. Depending on your defintion of a fanatic I really cant answer this one. Remember whenever a Christian fights for independence or some other political motive the news does not call them “Christian fighters” but whenever Muslims use violence for some non religious or political motive they will still be called “Islamic fighters”.

Muslims may be perceived as more fanatical or religious because Muslims believe in the faith of Islam with such conviction because it is not a message with doubts.

What does the Quaran say about women? — Please do some research and ask Muslim women.

About Allah? – Allah is the creator and sustainer of the Universe, he begets not nor was he begotten and there is none like unto him. The Quran gives lots of details about Allah, our purpose in life, Heaven , Hell, Day of Judgement and the lessons to be learned from the stories of previous Prophets and their followers (so we dont make the same mistakes).

IS ISLAM MISPERCIEVED? ——— History shows this has always been the case until people take an interest and find out for themselves instead of just listening to what others tell them to believe.

WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ANTI- ISLAM? —- People were anti-Jew the last century so there will always be somebody who will be the focus of attention. Perhaps it is human nature and since Muslim lands were colonized during the last century they are in a political and social mess so there will be lots of problems until they get stabilized again. Remember it took America over 200 years to reach where it is today and Women only got the right to vote a few decades ago.

Peace !

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Firstly, I would like to tell you about Jehaad. The word jehaad means “to struggle”, and in the religious definition it means the stuggle that is made to protect religion (Islam), and the Muslim nations. There are three types of jehaad.
1st “Jehaad Bilnafs”, this is concerned the greatest Jehaad in Islam, it means to fight with your bad desires that prevent you from obeying Allah. The other is to fight with satan who lures you to do evil things. The third is “Jehaad Bissaif”, and this is the Jehaad we mostly talk about. But it is only allowed in some conditions, like if a country attack a Muslim country, so the Muslim Mujahids (army) should fight bravely and without retreating, with all their might. And if a country or a ruler is practising oppression etc. in his country, so Allah asked Mulisms to fight against them.
Islam DOES NOT approves of terrorism, read the Islamic history. God damn them terrorists, who call themselves Muslims, Allah will deal with them. If you must know, the prophet (PBUH) forbade Muslims to start the fight, we are ordered to wait in the battle field for the enemy to start first. And Islam also forbade to harm, the people who have nothing to do with the war, ie, religious people, children, and woman, and the ordinary people meaning the public. Islamic jehaad is only fought in the field. I advice you to read about Islamic History carefully.
You also asked “Quran doesn’t prohibit the slaughter of animals”? I don’t really understand this part of your question. Don’t you eat meat? Islam forbades to mistread animals.

And about mosques, non-Mulims aren’t actually forbidden to enter in mosques. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TELL YOU, that Muslims are forbidden to talk about worldly things in mosque, or be involved in worldly affairs in mosque. Mosques are only for worship of Allah.
AND MUSLIM”S ARE NOT FANATICS! This is only your ignorance about the Islamic world speaking.

the allah of the quran is a deceiver, he deceived the Jews at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.
He deceives muslims and sends them to hell, acc to quran.
other lies: Jesus did not die on the cross
in paradise muslims will have wine and virgins.

Md was cheated by satan who appeared as an angel of light.
Since Jesus provides salvation for all who follow Him, there is no need of islam or quran.

Its a good thing that you asked. We should always cummunicate with each other. I am not an expert but i have read quranic transaltion, i will try to be as excat as poosible.

1) Islam carries alot of respect for living beings including animals and not to be cruel to them but at the same time to live we feed on them since they are taken as a gift to humans from God. If we salughter them, we try to make sure that we are doing it for God’s sake not for aggression.

2) Islam does not advocate Terrorism. “Taking one life is like taking all” is what Islam says but self defence was allowed on muslims from God when they were being executed so self defence itself was big thing for muslims at the time. Right now every thing in the world has become politcal and selfish therefore people mistake Terrorism with Islam. Now people are fighting over the goods so they want to justify whatever they want by using Islam because they are scared of Allah/God and at the same time they think they acan fool Allah/God not to mention west is fooling its people too by wars in Iraq and running away with tax dollars, good old money laundering.

3) Mosques do allow other people to visit, its just that some uneducated mullahs are insecure about themsleves since they dont have the knowledge and they will hate answering all the questions that a non-muslim might post them.

4) Other religions are human beings, Muslims cannot judge anyone because they themselves are in the test of life. They are suppose to love and help orphan or needy whenever they can. Muslims do though take Islam to be ultimate form of Submission to god’s will and exact way to reconcile with God.
But some muslims become egoistic thinking they are the Chosen ones. Islam is against Organized religions but since humans follow it they think they are the true ones withour any practical application of Good.

5) There are alot of Muslim Fanatics who are basically uneducated and have no knowledge. There life is a sorry affair so they try to take it out on others, but now things are changing because muslims are researching Islam more.

6) “Speak to them words of kindess” is what quran says about woman. It is the first religion to bring women equal rights that why alot of women convert. Though media show exact opposite picture to confuse the masses. They only try to show uneducated muslims who hurt their woman. God in islam hates divorce so there are various ways for man and woman to reconcile there differeces.

7) Is Islam Mispercieved, i will leave that to you to answer.

8) People are anti-everything more or less, they are entitled to their opinion and they share it.

9) Jihad is exactly to do what i have mentioned here. Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) once said that ultimate Jihad is the Jihad against Nafs (ego), do not be greedy and unjust. Always be loyal to your spouse. That is the ultimate Jihad. Jihad makes us realize our high self which is full of peace, justice and tranquality. While when we are in the lowself we are opportunists making us think that we are self sufficient which gives us feelings of anger, jelousy, hate, sepratism, self-rigtheousness. Therefore we should always be in the high selves. To be in the high selves we should not have hate for a single human being but just love in our hearts. Only then we achieve peace of Mind. Please do post more Questions if you have them.

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