Reconciling between being held accountable and destiny

I am a new Muslim. Among the things that confuses me is the existence of many Qur`anic verses which confirm that God guides whom He wills and misleads whom He wills. If God is the One Who misleads a person, is it just to punish that person for something that was decreed upon him? Answer [...]

2017-10-31T11:25:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Islam|

How can I repent from a sin so God would forgive me?

How can I repent from a sin so God would forgive me? Answer   Allah the Almighty says,  “O you who have believed, repent to Allah with sincere repentance. Perhaps your Lord will remove from you your misdeeds and admit you into gardens beneath which rivers flow [on] the Day when Allah will not disgrace [...]

2017-10-31T11:25:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Islam|

What is the ruling on committing suicide?

What is the ruling on committing suicide? What is the ruling on washing, shrouding, and praying over a person who has committed suicide? Answer   Allah the Almighty says, And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right. This has He instructed you that you may use [...]

2017-10-31T11:24:51+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Islam|

What is the place of reason in Islam?

What is the place of reason in Islam? Answer No Muslim is unaware, at minimum, that Islam celebrates the intellect, vaunting its worth and considering it a focus of every religious obligation. Only the intelligent are addressed by religious rulings and are obliged to fulfill them; whoever is incapable of mature intellection, whether because of [...]

2017-10-31T11:24:31+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Islam|
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