Faith & Worship
As-salamu `alaykum. I just wanted to ask what the Qur’an says about the slandering of innocent women in public and in private. I am fully aware that this is a grave offense to attack the honor and dignity of a Muslim and that in the sight of God it is an abhorrent act, but these days we are living in a society of ignorance where honor and blood are valueless. What happens to a person who accuses a chaste woman of fornication and other illicit acts without providing the four witnesses as prescribed in Surat An-Nur? What makes people press false charges against good women when they know that these women would never commit such acts? How can a good Muslim person protect herself and other innocent victims of the same ordeal? I hope you can help me find the right answers to all of my question. May Allah bless you for this service.
I’m a father of three. Recently, I discovered that my 13-year old was masturbating. At first, I started to notice that he takes really long showers and stays for long time in his room alone. One day I returned home early from work and his door was open as I was coming up the stairs, I caught him doing masturbation, I was shocked and didn’t know what to do. Please help, how to handle this with my son?
- Jamie asked 3 months ago
- last active 3 months ago
I am interested in converting to Islam. So I am reading up as much as possible, as well as speaking to many people about this. One subject worries me greatly and that is the behavior of Muslim men who do not live according to the teachings of Islam. I don’t understand how Islam can give all these rights to women and then place the man as the head of the household in a position to abuse the woman’s rights. For instance, how can she hold on to her personal wealth if he tells her to hand it over? I do not know one Muslim family where the man is not abusing his position in some way. Thank you for your response.
- josephsmith asked 3 years ago
- last active 3 years ago
I greatly bless your patience with all of the letters I have written. I must clarify again that nothing I write is meant in any way to offend Muslims or the Islamic faith. Islam has many restrictions regarding women, from covering their bodies, praying behind men in a mosque, etc… to being allowed only to marry a Muslim man. You say these rules are for protection. But, they seem truly discriminatory! For example, a Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim man because he may not respect her faith. Well what if a non-Muslim woman does not respect the faith of her husband? His marriage is not prohibited because of this. Is a woman a frailer species than man? Does she need extra protection and babying, because she is female? Why should there be any difference in treatment if she is equal to a man, which the Qur’an clearly states? Possibly you can enlighten me. Thank you.
Is there any rule of beheading in Qur’an? Is that a teaching which can justify beheading of foreign civilians? I realized that Muslims are much brutal. How can Muslims cut off civilians’ necks like cutting off animals and why those Muslims shout “Allah” when they cut off neck? Is it really a great sacrifice for Allah?
- jonathan asked 3 years ago
- last active 3 years ago
I am a Christian woman from the United States and I grew up in Indonesia, so I am familiar with Islamic practices and codes of ethics. In a world where poverty strikes many families, I believe those who have excess money should help others across boundaries and that this, is what Christian ethics is mainly about. I applied to adopt children from Indonesia through a relief organization and I am now supporting few children to help them go to school. Their parents send me cards and every few years I pay them visits. Yet, when I applied to adopt a child, I got a negative response and was told that adoption is forbidden in Islam! I also notice that people in many societies are much more strict about their Islam and there are mosques in every village, though I am aware that some people worship more than one God according to old traditions! Anyway, I am happy with the fact that I am doing my best to help, but wanted to know more about the position of Islam towards adoption and its ethics. Thank you in advance for your reply.