Tag Archives: Qur’an

KUWAIT MAY PARDON PRISONERS WHO MEMORISE QURAN

Manama: Kuwait’s Endowments and Islamic Affairs ministry has said that prisoners who can memorise the Quran might be eligible for the annual pardon. The decision will be part of efforts to rehabilitate inmates and help them re-integrate society driven by … Continue reading

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LEGENDS, MYTHS AND FABLES IN THE QUR’AN AND ISLAMIC TRADITION PART 3C

Part 3: Proper Exegesis of the Ant Story What is the correct interpretation of the story in Surah 27:18-19? Before turning to the text of the Qur’an I want to present a couple of other stories of talking ants found … Continue reading

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IS THE QUR’AN MIRACULOUS? OSAMA ABDALLAH VS. NABEEL QURESHI

I love Osama Adballah debate he is simply a funny comedian, i thank him a lot for making himself look like a fool and give us more reasons not to accept the religion of Islam. Osama Abdallah, you tried my … Continue reading

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ISLAMIC PRINCIPLE OF LYING FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH

By Warner MacKenzie Lying and cheating in the Arab world is not really a moral matter but a method of safeguarding honor and status, avoiding shame, and at all times exploiting possibilities, for those with the wits for it, deftly … Continue reading

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SAM SHAMOUN VS. NADIR AHMED: “IS ISLAM A RELIGION OF PEACE?”

Most importantly, the Shamoun-Ahmed debate is now available, and can be watched by clicking on the screens below. The topic was “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” This was one of the most one-sided debates I have ever seen. Nadir … Continue reading

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LEGENDS, MYTHS AND FABLES IN THE QUR’AN AND ISLAMIC TRADITION PART 3B

Part 2: The Scientific Issues The Quranic passage to be evaluated in this discussion states: Till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant said: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving. … Continue reading

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LEGENDS, MYTHS AND FABLES IN THE QUR’AN AND ISLAMIC TRADITION PART 3A

Talking Ants in the Qur’ân? A long time ago, I published a short article titled Qur’an difficulty: Ants cannot talk in the section discussing Contradictions in the Qur’an. Over the years there have been a couple of Muslim responses and … Continue reading

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THE EMBARRASSING INSTITUTION 5

Islamic Slavery to Slave Morality In the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, we learn that there are two kinds of morality in this world, Master Morality and Slave Morality. Although masters and slaves do not exist anymore, the two systems remain. … Continue reading

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THE EMBARRASSING INSTITUTION 4

Treat Your Slave Well Sirat Rasulallah, The earliest biography of Muhammad, by ibn Ishaq p496 “Ali, who was Muhammad’s son-in-law, whipped Aisha’s slave in front of Muhammad to make her talk about the adultery charges against Aisha. Muhammad did not … Continue reading

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THE EMBARRASSING INSTITUTION 3

Argument from Cultural Relativism It has been my experience that when confronted with a negative point of view, one of the arguments Muslims can rely on is the argument from cultural relativism. This argument holds that human values, far from … Continue reading

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