QUESTIONS FOR IMAM
Please note I mean no offense in asking these questions. It is my hope obtaining honest answers to these questions and disseminating the information will help in putting to rest inaccurate understandings of Islam and Muslims. I do this entirely in the interests of truth.
- Do Moslem’s believe that the Koran is perfect?
- Is Mohammed the ideal Muslim?
- Should Muslims pattern their life after Mohammed?
- Do you know why Muslim’s believe that Mohammed was a prophet?
- What evidence do Muslim’s rely on to sustain that belief?
- Did Mohammed perform any miracles or make any predictions that came true?
- Did Mohammed do anything to prove his bona fides (good faith that he was telling the truth)?
- Did Mohammed live an exemplary life?
- Did Mohammed do anything that would be considered wrong e.g. murder, rape, stealing?
- Did Mohammed order any of his followers to do wrong? E.g. attack kill, steal, rape innocent people?
- Was Mohammed a good role model for his followers?
- Was Mohammed’s coming predicted before his time?
- Is this an accurate record of Mohammed’s life Click Here Mohammed’s Life Story ?
- Are Muslim’s required to be truthful at all times or only when it benefits Islam?
- Is the history of Mohammed taught to Muslim’s?
- Is Allah Love?
- Where in the Koran does it say that Allah loves Muslim’s and/or non Muslims?
- Why did Suad Saleh, a professor from the renowned Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt during the interview on Al-Hayat TV claimed that rape is allowed during times of “legitimate war” between Muslims and their enemies. See Click Here Muslim Men can Rape Non Muslim Women During War
- Do you know whether there is any truth to the claim the Islam legitimizes female genital circumcision?
- Why do some Muslim’s believe female genital mutilation is religiously mandated ? see Muslim Female Genital Mutilation Problem
- Is there any truth to the claims that Islam approves of pedophilia, particularly in the Hadith? See Click Here Islam and Pedophilia
- Does Islam approve of and encourage childhood marriage? See Click Here Islam and Childhood marriage
- Why is there an Halal certification tax?
- Is the HALAL certification tax a requirement of Islam or Sharia Law?
- Why can’t Muslim’s bless their own food and make it halal?
- Why do Muslim’s insist on Halal certification for food’s created by non Muslim organizations like Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonalds foods?
- How do Muslim’s know when they have merited salvation?
- What is the greatest act of love performed by Allah?
- Is the God of Islam righteous or unrighteous? Let’s say there is a man who has murdered many men, women, and children. He is caught and tried and found guilty of his crimes. He ought to be punished because that is what is right, but the judge sets him free and ignores the law. Is that judge righteous or unrighteous? He is unrighteous because he could ignore the law. In Islam Allah ignores his own law and sets Muslims free of punishment. Question: How is Allah not unrighteous by ignoring his own law that requires sinners to be punished?
- The Quran says, Surah 3:54, “But they were deceptive, and Allah was deceptive, for Allah is the best of deceivers.” The word for “deceive” is makara, and it means “to practice deceit or guile or circumvention, practice evasion or elusion, to plot, to exercise art or craft or cunning, act with policy, practice strategem,” (Click here to see this in the Quran).
- If Allah is the best of deceivers, then how do you know that Islam is not the greatest deception?
So far no Muslim has even attempted to answer any of these legitimate questions.
The question Kafir’s like me need to ask is do I want this ideology in my society. For me the answer is a resounding no, what is it for you.
- Muslim – follower of the religion of Islam.
- Islam – The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.
- Muhammad – Muhammad (Mohammed) The Arab founder of Islam, Muhammad is held by Muslims to be the chief prophet of God. He was born in Mecca. Muslims believe that the Koran was dictated to him by an angel sent from God.
- Hadith – A hadith (/ˈhædɪθ/ or /hɑːˈdiːθ/; Arabic: حديث ḥadīth, plural: ahadith, أحاديث, ʼaḥādīth) is one of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The term comes from the Arabic language and means a “report”, “account” or “narrative”.
- Koran – Koran kɔːˈrɑːn,kəˈrɑːn/ noun singular proper noun: Koran; singular proper noun: Qur’an; singular proper noun: Quran
the Islamic sacred book, believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic. The Koran consists of 114 units of varying lengths, known as suras ; the first sura is said as part of the ritual prayer. These touch upon all aspects of human existence, including matters of doctrine, social organization, and legislation. Origin from Arabic qur’ān ‘recitation’, from qara’a ‘read, recite’.
- Iman in Islamic theology denotes a believer’s faith in the metaphysical aspects of Islam. Its most simple definition is the belief in the six articles of faith, known as arkān al-īmān. The term Iman has been delineated in both the Quran as well as the Hadith of Gabriel.
- Imam (/ɪˈmɑːm/; Arabic: إمام imām, plural: أئمة aʼimmah; Persian: امام) is the name of an Islamic leadership position. It is most commonly used as the title of a worship leader of a mosque and Muslim community among Sunni Muslims. In this context, imams may lead Islamic worship services, serve as community leaders, and provide religious guidance. For Shi’a Muslims, the imam has a more central meaning and role in Islam through the concept of Imamah; the term is only applicable to those members of Ahl al-Bayt, the house of the prophet Muhammad, designated as infallibles.
- Prophet – a man or woman regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God.
- A dhimmi ([ðimi]; Arabic: ذمي, meaning “protected person”) refers to specific individuals living in Muslim lands, who were granted special status and safety in Islamic law in return for paying the capital tax.
- Kafir (Arabic: كافر kāfir; plural كفّار kuffār; feminine كافرة kāfirah) is an Arabic term (from the root K-F-R “to cover”) meaning “unbeliever”, or “disbeliever”. The term alludes to a person who rejects or disbelieves in God and the teachings of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and denies the dominion and authority of God; or otherwise does not heed the beliefs and prescriptions held by the religion of Islam. It is used as a derogatory term. Unbelief is called kufr. Kafir is sometimes used interchangeably with mushrik (مشرك, those who commit polytheism), another type of religious wrongdoer mentioned frequently in the Quran and Islamic works. The practice of declaring another self-professed Muslim a kafir is known as takfir.
- Allah – Allah (/ˈælə, ˈɑːlə, əlˈlɑː/; Arabic: الله, translit. Allāh, pronounced [ɑɫ’ɫɑh] is the Arabic word for God in Abrahamic religions. In the English language, the word generally refers to God in Islam. The word is thought to be derived by contraction from al-ilāh, which means “the god”, and is related to El and Elohim, the Hebrew words for God.
- The word Allah has been used by Arabic people of different religions since pre-Islamic times. More specifically, it has been used as a term for God by Muslims (both Arab and non-Arab) and Arab Christians. It is now mainly used by Muslims and Arab Christians to refer to God. It is also often, albeit not exclusively, used in this way by Bábists, Bahá’ís, Indonesian and Maltese Christians, and Mizrahi Jews. Similar usage by Christians and Sikhs in West Malaysia has recently led to political and legal controversies.
- Halal – In general every food is considered halal in Islam unless it is specially prohibited by the Qur’an or the Hadith . By official definition, halal foods are those that are: Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law (Shariah). Processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law. Muslims eat to maintain a strong and healthy physique in order to be able to contribute their knowledge and effort for the welfare of the society. Muslims are supposed to make an effort to obtain the best quality nutritionally. It is mentioned in a Hadith that the prayer of a person is rejected by Allah if the food consumed is prohibited (haram). All foods are considered halal except the following (which are haram): Alcoholic drinks and intoxicants Non-Halal Animal Fat Enzymes* (Microbial Enzymes are permissible) Gelatine* – from non-Halal source (fish gelatine is Halal) L-cysteine (if from human hair) Lard Lipase* (only animal lipase need be avoided) Non-Halal Animal Shortening Pork, Bacon / Ham and anything from pigs Unspecified Meat Broth Rennet* (All forms should be avoided except for plant / microbial / synthetic – rennet obtained from halal slaughtered animal is permissible). Stock* (a blend of mix species broth or meat stock) Tallow* (non-Halal species) Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and certain other animals Foods contaminated with any of the above products.