Islam

Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world's second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the global population, known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

If the person was employed to teach or explain the facts of Islam, it will be allowed for him to take remuneration for his work.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

as salam alaikum

Islam does not religiously legitimize any relation outside a lawful marriage sanctioned by Islamic law. The Muslim person, whatever inclination may have, is called to control his lustful desires and abide by the divine religious, legal and ethical code. He should follow the instructions of the Qur'an and Sunna, always ask for Allah's guidance and make the love for Allah stronger than anything else.  By sincerely doing so, the servant will be guided and rewarded insh'Allah. 

With prayers for your success.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 weeks ago

as salam alaikum

a better translation for "nafs" (which is often translated as "soul") is "self" which is in fact your true self, what control your body and the real addressee of Allah's Speech. Your self can command to evil: "Surely the self is prone to enjoy evil" (12:53). It can reproach himself: "No! I swear by the self-reproaching self!" (75:2). It can also be at peace and his Lord will call him by saying: "O you self at peace! Come back to your Lord well-pleasing and well-pleased..." (89:27-28).

With prayers for your success.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 weeks ago

It is the responsibility of every Muslim to guide others to the right path as much as possible and whenever there is a possibility of positive effect. If you feel that the unbeliever can listen or think and will not re act in a diverse way, then you should approach him with wisdom and good way as Allah ( SWT) says in Quran ( Invite to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and good preaching and discuss with in the best way) Sura 16, Verse 125. 
inviting people to the True Faith is not an option but a necessity otherwise how people can be guided if the believers don't invite them.

Being negative and not doing any thing to invite unbelievers when there is a possibility of effect, is not accepted from a believer who understands his duty towards Islam. 
There are many Hadeeths emphasizing  on the importance of inviting people to the True Faith, stating that inviting to Islam brings the reward of a prophet to the person who invites one unbeliever if his invitation was not accepted, but if the invitation was accepted, the reward will be like the reward of all the prophets.

The believer who invites others to Islam with wisdom and good way, is following the practice of the prophets, that is why, he gets the reward of a prophet.

Wassalam.

Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 1 month ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. This is an issue of wisdom and the "right" answer varies according to the situation. Inviting people to Islam is also done in different ways and so a certain amount of tact is required. However, there is no harm in speaking about Islam when you think the opportunity presents itself. And while Allah (swt) is the one who ultimately guides He does that more often through means. 
 

May you always be successful 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

The Quranic verses about the creation of Adam (AS), the great grand father of all human beings are very clear that Allah (SW) has created Adam from clay and told him: Be, and he became a human being.(Sura 3, Verse 59)

No question at all of human beings being from apes as Darwinism claims.

The Darwinism claimed things which are being increasingly doubted and rejected by many scientists.

Quran and authentic Hadeeths are very clear that Allah (SWT) created Adam from clay as human being and not from any other animal.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 month ago

No doubt, Islam being the only remaining intact message from Allah, will overcome all other religions.

This fact is mentioned in Quran in many verses like 

1. Sura Al-Tawbah, verse 33:

33. It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad with guidance and the religion of Truth (Islâm), to make it superior over all religions even though the polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it).

 [Al-Tawba, Aya: 33]

2. Sura Al- Fath, verse 28.

28. He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâm), that He may make it (Islâm) superior to all religions. And All-Sufficient is Allâh as a Witness.

 [Al-Fath, Aya: 28]

and  Sura Al-SAFF, verse 9.

In today's World, the figures published by the United Nations and other specialized organizations state that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the whole world. This is a sign of increasing success of Islam. Real Islam of Ahlul Bayt (AS) is progressing more than other sects as you can find the increasing numbers of scholars who have admitted and accepted the fact that the real Islam is the Islam of Ahlul Bayt (AS). Hundreds of books have been written by scholars who left their previous sects and embraced the Shia Islam after discovering the facts through research which revealed authentic evidence. (www.aqaed.com has has hundreds of such books and articles) .

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

There is no female circumcision in Shia Islam, which is the Islam of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and his Holy Progeny Ahlul Bayt (AS).

In some African societies, they cut a part of the private part of the female , which is according to their culture. It is Haraam ( forbidden) do that when it causes harm to the female. 
Circumcision is only for males and it is called in Arabic Khitaan. There is no Khitaan for females at all. All we have in our books for females  is Khafdh which is not circumcision at all. Khafdh is not recommended in religion but it is a cultural practice among some societies. Khafdh is removing part of the skin on female private part.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago
  1. Having doubts does not mean that you are a bad person as far as you are sincerely searching for the truth. Millions of people came to the true faith through doubts which led them to search then to the truth. Doubts cause a state of uneasiness in the mind and makes you think more,  and procedure of thinking is good because it usually makes you reach to the truth through strong steps supported by evidence. Allah guides all those who sincerely strive to reach to the Truth ( Sura 29, Verse 69).
  2. As far as you believe in Allah The Almighty, and His Prophets , you are a Muslim even if you have doubts about some Islamic teachings. The doubt does not mean that you deny the message of Allah. Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

No force in faith at all, means no one can be forced to believe in the Faith,

لاإكراه في  الدين  (No compulsion in Faith)

al-Baqarah, Verse 256.

But social system in Muslim society must be according to the rules of Islam for all who live in the society , and no one should be allowed to break the social system whatever his faith might be.

Wassalam.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 2 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Strengthening faith is a journey of developing useful knowledge and continuous sincere practice. In our traditions there are 10 levels of faith and so it is important for each person to continue developing their faith so that our faith becomes stronger and stronger and we progress through these levels. Knowledge of God enables us to have faith and as that knowledge increases so does our faith. At the same time, faith is a characteristic of the heart so through the light of worship and good deeds, the light of faith within becomes stronger and that is linked to the knowledge of God which is innate on the one hand, and benefits from learning from the sources of religion on the other.

May you always be successful.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Islam defends the rights of women just like defending the rights of men because both of them are created by Allah (Th Glorious) with same human dignity and honor.

There is no need for feminism in real Muslim life which gives woman and man all rights with respect and dignity.

Wassalam.