Polemics of polygamy


By Prof Datuk Dr Zaleha Kamaruddin, the Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia Although permitted in the Quran, there are two different views on the practice, men are generally in agreement but most women are not in favour of it. POLYGAMY remains a controversial issue not only in Malaysia but many Muslim countries around … Continue reading Polemics of polygamy

Fact and Evidence in Islam


Islam is a religion established by reason and evidence, and the supreme bases of its teachings are the Quran and the Sunnah. Islam does not exist without reason, and any utterance beyond reason is unworthy of association with it. Islam is the religion of Allah the Creator, the Omniscient. It is therefore impossible to find … Continue reading Fact and Evidence in Islam

Distribution of qurban (sacrifice) meat


That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat of them and feed the miserable and poor. (translation Quran 22/28) Their meat will not reach Allah , nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is … Continue reading Distribution of qurban (sacrifice) meat

The Child’s Rights: The Parents’ Duties


Islam’s general approach to children may be summarized in a few principles: First, it is a divine injunction that no child may become the cause of harm to the parents (Al-Baqarah 2:233). Secondly, by implication the parents should reciprocate and cause the child no harm either. The Qur’an recognizes very clearly that parents are not … Continue reading The Child’s Rights: The Parents’ Duties