Can a Muslim Woman be Married against Her Will?

It is not uncommon for women to be forced into marriages, or deprived of their choice of husband, in many societies even today, including Muslim ones. Strangely enough, Islam is often posed as a justification for such acts by the perpetrators of forced marriages, or accused of subjugating the rights of women by the anti-Islam…

Does Islam Forcibly Convert Non-Muslims?

Islam has been accused by certain elements, particularly in recent years, of forcing non-Muslims to convert to Islam, and being intolerant of other religions. To test these accusations, let us view the teachings of the Quran – the ultimate source of authority in Islam – in this regard. The Quran says: “There is no compulsion…

Islam on Warfare

The concept of warfare in Islam can be summed up from two decisive statements in the original Islamic texts. The first of these statements is a verse of the Quran while the second is a quotation of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – known as a hadith. It is important to carefully understand these two statements to…

What is Jihad?

The term Jihad has been subject to much controversy and misunderstandings in recent years. While some people are genuinely unaware of what it really means, others have deliberately misrepresented and manipulated this term to achieve their ulterior motives. It is thus important to understand the concept of Jihad in the light of the Quran and…