We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars?

In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.

07- Why do Muslim women have to wear hijab? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

This episode follows from the previous one (“Why can’t Muslims eat pork?”). Hamza Karamali begins by explaining that this question is not about the restriction of human freedom, but about the acceptance of human responsibility. He then unpacks what exactly is meant by this human responsibility, how to pose the question of this episode in […]

06- Why can’t Muslims eat pork? -Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

This is the first in a series of episodes in which Hamza Karamali examines questions related to the do’s and don’t’s of Islam. He begins by explaining what faith (iman) is and then explains that the do’s and don’t’s of Islam are rooted in a faith-driven view of human life, whereas questions like this come […]

05 – Why doesn’t God let me do whatever I want? -Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains that God has, in fact, allowed us to do whatever we want–almost! He has placed restrictions, but they are few compared to the tremendous freedoms that He has given us, and the few restrictions that are there are for our own benefit. He then explains that the reason why this question […]

04 – Why does God create people and then send them to the Hellfire? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the […]

03 – Why Does God Want Us To Worship Him?- Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the […]

02 – If God exists, then why doesn’t He show Himself to us? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the […]

01 – “Can we ask God, “Why? – Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers-Shaykh Hamza Karamali

We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the […]