An Analysis of Hamza Tzortzis’ paper on the Qur’an and so-called Scientific Miracles

By Shaykh Hafiz Mahmut, Edited and modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team[1]

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We begin in the name of Allah the Exalted. May Allah bless and grant peace to the leader of the Creation Muhammad , and on his Family and Companions until the Day of Judgment. We ask Allah to keep us away from knowledge that is not beneficial, and may increase us in (useful) knowledge that will be an adornment for us in this world and the next. Continue reading

Question: ‘Is the chain of the Qur’an solitary from Hafs upwards?’ – a concise reply

Edited and modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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There is some confusion in the minds of certain Muslims nowadays concerning the mass transmission (Tawaatur) of the Qur’an. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Objection: “Verse 21:30 is not about the Big Bang, it is about Pagan Mythology”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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Statement: Dr. Naik says verse 21:30 talks about the Big Bang. This verse is actually about a pagan mythology. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Objection: Verse 86:11 is not about the capacity of the heavens to return back rain

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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Statement: Dr. Naik says verse: 86:11 talks “specifically about the capacity of heavens to return back rain” i.e. the stage of evaporation. This is clearly not so. This verse is about the return of the firmament (sun, moon, stars) that happens every 24 hours[1].

Answer: Continue reading

(Draft Article) Shaykh Hamaz Yusuf and 500 Infallible Ahadith

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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I recently read an article entitled “Sheikh Hamza Yusuf “We only have 500 hadith that are of the status of the Qur’an!”. This is an article where a bona fide Hadith Rejector is trying to use the statements of the very well-known Sunni Shaykh given in one of his videos towards his premise that we should only follow the Qur’an and nothing else[1]. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Objection: “Why do you Muslims want to throw the world back to the Dark Ages?”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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There have been a multitude of times when Muslims hear the objection from non-Muslims along the lines that: “Why do you fundamentalist Muslims wish to throw your countries and the world at large back to the barbaric Dark Ages? Are you people really so myopic?”

We would begin our answer by noting that there is a built-in problem with calling the period when Islam was revealed as “barbaric” and of the “Dark Ages”. Continue reading

Objection: “Christianity allows freedom of religion while Islam crushes it”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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A number of times we have heard or read religious Christians ask the following question to Muslims: “I respect your right to profess and propagate your religion in our Christian countries. However, don’t you, as a Muslim, feel any shame within yourself that the same types of rights are denied to Christians and to others in your Muslim lands?” Continue reading

(Draft Article) Claim: “If God punishes people only for not worshipping Him, He can go ahead and punish me, I do not care”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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We have come across certain people who say that they want to have nothing to do with a Being who punishes people who refuse to worship Him. Since this is the case with Allah, who punishes those who refuse to worship Him properly after the message has been delivered to them, such people say that they want to have nothing to do with Islam or with “our God”. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Objection: “Isn’t Islam only to be propagated to the idolaters among the Arabs?”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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We received the objection of a certain person who said that in his talks, Dr. Zakir Naik said that Islam is for all of mankind. Continue reading

Muslims, Terrorism, and “Overarching Allegiances”

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Recently, I happened to come across the quote, oft-repeated in our days, that “all Muslims are terrorists”. I do not wish to take the normal route and say that “No, Muslims are not terrorists” or “there are always bad apples in every bushel”, since such lines of defense are not relevant to many of those who hear it. Continue reading