History

August 31, 2022 3 mins

Did the Prophet Know He Was a Prophet before Revelation?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it possible for a Prophet not to know about his own prophethood? Why do some say that the Prophet feared that he was possessed by a Jinn when he received the first revelation? How do we understand the Prophet’s behaviour towards Khadija after receiving revelation? Answer In the […]
August 29, 2022 5 mins

Is the Quranic Metamorphosis-Punishment Literal?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question What is the mainstream and orthodox position on Al-Maskh (Metamorphosis), specifically related to Surah al-A’raf (7:163-166) and the transformation into apes and pigs? Did Allah physically transform them into apes and pigs for disobeying his command and fishing on the Sabbath? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most […]
August 28, 2022 8 mins

Can You Answer These Allegations about Eleven Marriages of the Prophet?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question Can someone help refute an allegation that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) was “pleasure-seeking” (Nauzubillah). This claim is alleged to be backed up by the Prophet’s (Allah bless him and give him peace) marriage privileges in verses 33:50-53 and the narrations below. Some even allege […]
August 9, 2022 4 mins

Is Religion a Construct Created by People for Control?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How do we know that religion wasn’t just a construct created by earlier people for control? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate In order to answer your question, we must first understand what is meant by religion. The Religion of Islam Although there are […]