HomeNews ArticlesBLOGIslam Discussion ForumsContact Us

News Articles


Back To Article List

Is it Haram/Not Allowed to read, understand follow Islam by the Holy Qur'an in a language other than Arabic?

2012-12-21 11:49:15

Our Comments

Full Article:

This is the debate that I have been involved in numerous times over the years. I have asked many Imams about this issue and the response is normally the same. The last response I had was that "you get 10 times the reward" for reading it in Arabic without any supporting evidence from Qur'an or authentic hadith. Some people will not even accept any religious debate about Islam when it is done in English, yet the same people will learn, read and follow Hadith in other languages. I have been unable to find any rational or logical reason based on the Holy Qur'an.

I agree in an ideal world we would all be able to read and understand the Qur'an in Arabic (the original form and language), however this wouldn't allow anyone but Arabs to follow Islam. Surely there is no error in the translation that Islam and the Qur'an was revealed for all of mankind and that if the tenants of Islam can be taught and preached in other languages, that the best revelation for mankind can also be, read, understood and followed in English?

There are so many ayyats from the Qur'an which can verify this, of course some will not accept it in English or another language than Arabic, but then how is anyone supposed to learn and understand Islam?

2:185 (Y. Ali) Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.


14:1 (Y. Ali) A. L. R. A Book which We have revealed unto thee, in order that thou mightest lead mankind out of the depths of darkness into light - by the leave of their Lord - to the Way of (Him) the Exalted in power, worthy of all praise!- -

39:41 (Y. Ali) Verily We have revealed the Book to thee in Truth, for (instructing) mankind. He, then, that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays injures his own soul. Nor art thou set over them to dispose of their affairs. -

As we can see above in only 3 ayyats, the Qur'an makes it clear it is a guidance for ALL of mankind, does it put any precondition that the teaching, reading and learning must be done in Arabic? I cannot find any other Ayyats in the Qur'an which contradict this.

How can the Qur'an be a guide for anyone other than native Arabic speakers if the rest of us can never read or understand the Qur'an in our own language? Why do the same people say the Hadith are ok to read and follow in English (even unauthenticated Hadith)?

7:3. Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition.

How can one follow the "revleation" of the Qur'an if they can't read it in English or Arabic?

No one has ever provided me a single argument from the Qur'an about why we should not read it in our own language? Yes it is beautiful in the original Arabic form and we should all be able to recite it, but the other part of understanding and following our religion can only come from our own language. How shall we be informed and instructed if we cannot read the Qur'an in a language other than Arabic? This is contradictory since obviously Allah knows there are many languages in the world:

30:22 (Y. Ali) And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours: verily in that are Signs for those who know.

If what they say is the truth then why does the Qur'an not address languages in any other ayyat to declare that the Qur'an must only be read, understand and taught in Arabic?

6:150. Say: "Bring forward your witnesses to prove that Allah did forbid so and so." If they bring such witnesses, be not thou amongst them: Nor follow thou the vain desires of such as treat our signs as falsehoods, and such as believe not in the Hereafter: for they hold others as equal with their Guardian-Lord.


I feel those who do this may be what the Qur'an warns of:

2:159 Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down, and the Guidance, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book,-on them shall be Allah's curse, and the curse of those entitled to curse,-

3:78 There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, "That is from Allah," but it is not from Allah. It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it!


31:4. Those who establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity, and have (in their hearts) the assurance of the Hereafter.
5. These are on (true) guidance from their Lord: and these are the ones who will prosper.
6. But there are, among men, those who purchase idle tales, without knowledge (or meaning), to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty

By being told not to read the Qur'an in my language, I feel I am being denied the great knowledge and guidance of the Qur'an and that it is being concealed from me.

The Qur'an itself says it is easy to understand and remember and this is what I have found when reading it in English:

54:17 (Y. Ali) And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

54:22 (Y. Ali) But We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

54:32 (Y. Ali) And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

54:40 (Y. Ali) And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?

Additional Arguments

The Qur'an itself says to "Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger". Most scholars agree this means that Muslims should follow the Qur'an first and then Prophet Muhammad. Some believe to follow the Prophet means to follow the Sunnah, which means to follow the Hadith. If we agree on the above, then why does no one raise issue with teaching and following the Sunnah in English including the Hadith?

4:49 O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination.

The Qur'an warns us more than 3 times that any who do not follow the Qur'an are "Unbelievers, wrongdoers and rebels:

*Note that for brevity I omitted the beginning part of the 3-ayyats below:

5:44 ..........If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers.

5:45 ............And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.

5:47............If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.

As we can see, according to the Holy Qur'an, it is our duty not only to read the Qur'an, but to understand and follow it. To only recite the Qur'an is to ignore the most basic tenant of Islam according to the Qur'an itself. And not to follow the Qur'an or to judge by anything other than the Qur'an is equivalent to disbelief. There is simply no evidence that says we should rely on the words of others to follow, understand or interpret Islam and rather the Qur'an makes it clear the very opposite is clear. For those who truly wish to follow Islam and the word of Allah, should read, understand and follow the highest authority which is the Holy Qur'an. If any object to this article then please only reply with proof, facts and quotes from the Qur'an which prove your point.

Worse, there are even others who try to force Muslims not to read the Qur'an or any translation claiming it is "Haram" to read in another language or to make a mistake. The same Muslims will not explain why blindly following is OK and why reading and following Hadith in any language is acceptable and why they are avoiding the Qur'an?

Before you fear society, your friends, family or religious authority you should remember your duty and that your covenant is with Allah first.

4:135. O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well- acquainted with all that ye do.

Warning not to follow blindly or in ignorance, or without knowlege of it being the truth.

17:36. And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).

Allah promises to guide the believers in interpretation of Qur’an. Allah lets good people understand the true meaning of the Qur’an. It's no excuse to make others fear making a mistake by reading the Qur'an.

2:26 Allah disdains not to use the similitude of things, lowest as well as highest. Those who believe know that it is truth from their Lord; but those who reject Faith say: "What means Allah by this similitude?" By it He causes many to stray, and many He leads into the right path; but He causes not to stray, except those who forsake (the path),-

It is our interpretation that those who violate Allah's orders (to read the Qur'an) are creating mischief and will be punished.

2:27. Those who break Allah.s Covenant after it is ratified, and who sunder what Allah Has ordered to be joined, and do mischief on earth: These cause loss (only) to themselves.

Telling others not to read the Qur'an for any reason, or to teach anything other than what is in the Qur'an is equivalent to covering truth with falsehood.

2:42. And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is).

Those who "conceal" the guidance of the Qur'an will be cursed.

2:159 Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down, and the Guidance, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book,-on them shall be Allah.s curse, and the curse of those entitled to curse,-

If there is no basis for it in the Qur'an one should not speak or dictate religious guidance to others.

2:169. For he commands you what is evil and shameful, and that ye should say of Allah that of which ye have no knowledge.

There is no excuse for following other than the Qur'an even if it's what your parents have taught you.

2:170 When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah hath revealed:" They say: "Nay! we shall follow the ways of our fathers." What! even though their fathers Were void of wisdom and guidance?

There is no excuse to ignore the Qur'an, it is our duty.

No authority has been given to anyone to force, compel or convince one not to read the Qur'an.

2:256 Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.

Blindly following Hadith or others including religious leaders is Haram and will be no excuse to Allah.

Following anything else other than the Qur'an makes us disbelievers.

Allah's Guidance is the best

3:73 "And believe no one unless he follows your religion." Say: "True guidance is the Guidance of Allah. (Fear ye) Lest a revelation be sent to someone (else) Like unto that which was sent unto you? or that those (Receiving such revelation) should engage you in argument before your Lord?" Say: "All bounties are in the hand of Allah. He granteth them to whom He pleaseth: And Allah careth for all, and He knoweth all things."

This is a clear declaration that you can't say "I was following my Imam, my section, my friend, religious authority", those people who tell you to follow their way of Islam can never bear your wrongs, and you cannot blindly follow and make an excuse, you will be called to account by Allah.

29:12. And the Unbelievers say to those who believe: "Follow our path, and we will bear (the consequences) of your faults." Never in the least will they bear their faults: in fact they are liars!

29:13. They will bear their own burdens, and (other) burdens along with their own, and on the Day of Judgments they will be called to account for their falsehoods.

A general warning not to follow those who do wrong in general including those who spread false information about Islam

11:113 And incline not to those who do wrong, or the Fire will seize you; and ye have no protectors other than allah, nor shall ye be helped.



Tags:

haram, islam, qur, arabic, numerous, imams, quot, supporting, authentic, hadith, languages, unable, rational, ideal, wouldn, arabs, translation, revealed, mankind, tenants, preached, revelation, ayyats, verify, ramadhan, guidance, fasting, prescribed, allah, intends, difficulties, glorify, guided, perchance, unto, mightest, depths, exalted, praise, verily, instructing, receives, benefits, strays, injures, dispose, precondition, contradict, native, speakers, ok, unauthenticated, protectors, admonition, revleation, provided, recite, instructed, contradictory, creation, heavens, variations, colours, ayyat, declare, amongst, vain, desires, falsehoods, hereafter, guardian, warns, conceal, distort, tongues, establish, assurance, prosper, purchase, idle, tales, mislead, ridicule, humiliating, penalty, concealed, additional, arguments, obey, scholars, muslims, prophet, muhammad, sunnah, differ, refer, suitable, determination, unbelievers, wrongdoers, rebels, brevity, omitted, hath, doers, rebel, tenant, equivalent, disbelief, rely, interpret, reply, quotes, claiming, blindly, acceptable, covenant, firmly, kin, lusts, lest, swerve, decline, acquainted, ignorance, knowlege, pursue, hast, enquired, reckoning, believers, interpretation, rsquo, disdains, similitude, lowest, reject, stray, forsake, violate, creating, mischief, ratified, sunder, falsehood, cursed, dictate, commands, shameful, nay, void, compel, compulsion, rejects, grasped, trustworthy, heareth, knoweth, leaders, disbelievers, follows, receiving, engage, bounties, granteth, pleaseth, careth, declaration, imam, wrongs, faults, liars, burdens, judgments, incline, seize,


Back To Article List


Back To Top


BLOG

Insight Into Current Issues

  • When Government Agencies Manufacture Terror
    2017-10-06 10:18:11
  • Fighting Terrorism is what the Prophet Muhammad did and is the Duty of All Muslims
    2017-10-02 22:27:53
  • Is Islam Really The Religion of Peace that Muslims Practice?
    2017-05-07 09:52:53
  • 10 Steps to Permanently Defeat Islamic Terrorism
    2017-05-04 00:19:31
  • Why do Muslims come to our country?
    2017-05-02 00:12:21
  • Secret Counsels against Islam will not succeed
    2015-11-19 13:21:07
  • Prayers (Dua) for health problems
    2015-11-13 14:53:45
  • The Importance of reading and following the Holy Qur'an
    2015-11-10 14:25:07
  • Messages for People of the Book (Christians & Jews) from the Qur'an
    2015-11-06 14:20:23
  • Simple rules of Islam in a single verse/ayyat
    2015-11-05 12:57:46
  • How divorce cases are handled in Islam
    2015-11-04 14:23:21
  • Repentance/Forgiveness in Islam is conditional
    2015-11-02 12:25:08
  • Polygamy in Islam is an exception and not the rule based on the Qur'an
    2015-10-31 00:00:35
  • The Importance of Honesty, Justice & Integrity in Islam
    2015-10-22 13:44:19
  • A reminder from the Qur'an that without Allah's permission we succeed or fail.
    2015-10-22 13:43:14
  • The Qur'an Teaches Us Discipline and Handling Issues Amicably
    2015-10-21 16:08:15
  • The root of modern day trouble in the Muslim World created by Wahhabism/Salafism from Saudi Arabia
    2014-07-02 15:07:18
  • Dubai Norway (Marte Deborah Dalelv) Rape Case Truth/Update
    2013-07-23 15:12:58
  • Comments in response to Xinjiang/Uyghur/Uighur Needle Attacks and Islam/Muslims In China
    2009-09-12 17:20:28
  • Qur'an Compels Muslim to Speak the truth even against family
    2009-07-17 16:51:32
  • Violence in Islam? Violence is only permissible in self-defense - Response to 9:29 that anti-Islamists Use
    2009-07-17 16:06:02
  • Qur'an Surah Revelation - Location Which Surah was revealed in Madinah/Makkah(Mecca) ?
    2009-07-17 15:34:56
  • Reply about China, Islam and Christianity
    2009-07-14 00:38:13
  • Comments about CBC state-run and controlled media
    2009-07-12 22:28:40
  • More comments to Uighur's on Xinjiang riots, Rebiya Kadeer and separatism
    2009-07-11 16:15:11
  • My Summary on the Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Violence
    2009-07-10 20:10:47
  • More comments on racist hate crime attack in Courtenay BC
    2009-07-10 19:09:20
  • Xinjiang has 13 Ethnic Minorities, mainly Muslim/Islamic
    2009-07-10 18:57:34
  • Response to anti-Islamic attack which calls for persecution of Islam and Muslims
    2009-07-10 18:13:31
  • Response to anti-Islamists and anti-Chinese on the Xinjiang Violence
    2009-07-10 04:35:08
  • Response to Uighur Protests in Vancouver regarding Xinjiang and the Uighur Urumqi Protest
    2009-07-10 03:16:54
  • Comments on Vancouver protest of Uighur's on Xinjiang, Urumqi Protests
    2009-07-10 03:15:19
  • Comments about Uighur Protest in Vancouver over Xinjiang, China
    2009-07-10 03:12:45
  • Response to anti-Islamic and Islamophobic comments
    2009-07-09 23:28:16
  • Response to racists and religious extremists on Xinjiang, Islam and China
    2009-07-09 23:11:09
  • Another comment about Xinjiang and Uighur's
    2009-07-09 20:57:40
  • More comments about the recent Uighur and Han violence in Xinjiang
    2009-07-08 11:12:10
  • Uighur/Uyghur Ethnic Muslims Protest in Urumqi, Xinjiang Comments about China, Islam and establishing the facts
    2009-07-07 02:43:09
  • Another example of Hadith introducing beliefs that contradict our Qur'an
    2009-01-06 13:46:22
  • Rebuttal to anti-Islamists over the state of Israel
    2009-01-04 01:18:09
  • Comment about People Who Attack Islam
    2008-10-30 23:45:14
  • Dangers of Hadith Hadeeth
    2008-10-29 13:16:23
  • Response To People Who Say Qur'an Was Not Written On Paper
    2008-10-29 12:54:09
  • Muslims Should Not Follow Blindly
    2008-10-29 03:46:37
  • Warning to Muslims Not To Distort The Meaning of Halal
    2008-10-28 03:35:14
  • General Colin Powell Remarks
    2008-10-24 01:36:36
  • Contact UniteIslam.com
    2008-10-18 01:19:39
  • An End To The Muslim Debate Over Sighting The Moon To Determine When Ramadan Begins & Ends
    2008-10-16 02:33:58
  • Reply To People Who Stereotype All Muslims As Extremists Due To The Actions Of A Few
    2008-10-11 00:22:00
  • Response to people who accuse Muslims of being against Free Speech regarding the MacLean's BCHRT Case
    2008-10-10 23:59:50
  • More Debates about Violence In Islam
    2008-10-10 18:47:34
  • Muslim Saves Jewish Man from anti-semtic attacks by Christian Extremists
    2008-10-10 11:04:59
  • Rebuttal to anti-Islamists who say the Qur'an allows the killing of disbelievers.
    2008-10-07 15:56:31
  • Media's Portrayal of "Islamists"
    2008-10-07 12:12:34
  • The traits of the average person who hates Islam and Muslims, intolerance and ignorance
    2008-09-28 05:23:18
  • The Prophet Muhammad Had Nothing To Gain By Challenging The Existing Leaders
    2008-09-28 05:13:59
  • A Filthy Man
    2005-12-31 16:00:00
  • Canada Makes More Sense
    2005-10-25 17:00:00
  • How Disgusting
    2005-10-25 17:00:00
  • Response to Jim Reed's Well Written Article
    2005-10-25 17:00:00
  • My response to a viewpoint article from Tom Velk on CBC
    2005-10-25 17:00:00
  • Allah is GOD in "Aramaic", the language Jesus spoke
    2005-10-25 17:00:00
  • Canada In Afghanistan
    2005-10-25 16:50:00
  • Mennochio
    2005-10-19 21:10:00
  • I concur
    2005-10-19 21:10:00
  • The BCMA
    2005-10-19 21:10:00
  • Muslim men!
    2005-10-19 21:10:00
  • They’re already dead.
    2005-10-18 16:20:00
  • Any name for God
    2005-10-18 16:20:00
  • No longer Christian?
    2005-10-18 16:20:00
  • I’m Free
    2005-10-18 16:20:00
  • The Christian Effect
    2005-10-18 16:09:00
  • CBC Mr. Velk View Point Reaction
    2005-10-17 22:00:00
  • The Fools they are
    2005-10-17 22:00:00
  • For the Battered Woman in Islam
    2005-10-17 22:00:00
  • The Worst People.
    2005-10-17 22:00:00
  • Of Culture and Religion
    2005-10-17 22:00:00
  • American Intolerance For Islam
    2005-05-12 06:40:00
  • Talk of the Town
    2005-04-30 04:41:00
  • More Islam Muslim BLOG

    News Articles

    News Article Comments

  • Quebec’s religious neutrality bill 62 is an Anti-Muslim Veil Burka, Niqab, Burka Ban
    2017-11-21 12:06:44
  • Reminder to Muslims that we will face challenges and attacks from people of other faiths
    2015-10-26 12:53:39
  • Why Is the Middle East in a State of War?
    2015-10-23 16:02:49
  • The Traits of Successful Muslims
    2015-10-20 12:40:42
  • The original bible in Aramaic is reportedly found with huge contradictions to the current Church authorized Bible
    2014-05-05 13:38:33
  • Xinjiang China Controvery over Ramadan and Fasting
    2013-07-15 16:28:01
  • Syria - The Truth And Why You Should Care
    2013-04-29 14:43:08
  • Is it Haram/Not Allowed to read, understand follow Islam by the Holy Qur'an in a language other than Arabic?
    2012-12-21 11:49:15
  • Man charged after cartoonist's home invaded
    2010-01-02 15:35:43
  • The Stealth Crusade
    2009-07-17 16:57:56
  • McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam
    2009-07-17 16:52:26
  • Deadly blasts strike hotels in Indonesian capital
    2009-07-16 23:57:14
  • Rumor-mongers express remorse over fabrications about factory brawl
    2009-07-10 19:44:31
  • Uygur victims of south China toy factory brawl condemn Xinjiang riot
    2009-07-10 19:41:32
  • Victim's relative: Shaoguan, Urumqi violence have no link
    2009-07-10 19:38:19
  • Uighurs and China's Xinjiang Region
    2009-07-10 18:12:50
  • China orders mosques closed amid ethnic unrest
    2009-07-09 22:59:26
  • Rally denounces apparent B.C. hate crime
    2009-07-09 21:08:13
  • China ramps up propaganda to quell unrest
    2009-07-09 15:11:09
  • Iran mosque explosion kills at least 15, wounds 50
    2009-05-28 18:28:48
  • Rights report targets Canada over missing women, land claims
    2009-05-28 18:27:05
  • Cannon vague on Jewish settlements issue
    2009-05-25 14:24:59
  • British MP Galloway says he'll sue Kenney, Jewish groups for libel
    2009-05-03 23:37:34
  • Racism accusations fly over man in Sudan denied emergency passport
    2009-04-03 21:24:14
  • B.C. man pepper-sprayed by U.S. border guard
    2009-03-06 02:51:56
  • 'Good without God' ad campaign raises questions in Vancouver
    2009-02-03 16:30:05
  • Israel threatens 'disproportionate' response to Hamas rocket fire
    2009-02-01 10:22:31
  • Turkish PM gets hero's welcome after shouting match with Israeli leader
    2009-01-30 09:04:15
  • Israel pounds Gaza tunnels as U.S. Mideast envoy arrives in region
    2009-01-28 09:08:58
  • Air strike, bombing threaten fragile Gaza ceasefire
    2009-01-27 14:55:33
  • Hockey player says Burnaby fight was racially motivated
    2009-01-26 23:29:01
  • War in Gaza draws U.S. viewers in droves to watch Al-Jazeera English
    2009-01-24 15:17:44
  • Surrey victim of alleged police attack claims he was kicked, robbed and racially abused
    2009-01-23 20:04:26
  • Fragile ceasefire continues in Gaza
    2009-01-23 19:14:16
  • Muslims react with hope, caution to Obama's offer of 'new way forward'
    2009-01-21 13:55:16
  • Gaza reconstruction to cost billions
    2009-01-20 04:17:54
  • Israel pulling out of Gaza; Hamas ceases fire - at least for now
    2009-01-19 00:58:47
  • Before ceasefire, Gaza doctor's grief was heard on live Israeli TV
    2009-01-19 00:45:55
  • UN headquarters in Gaza City hit by Israeli artillery
    2009-01-15 03:13:42
  • Israel accused of Gaza 'genocide'
    2009-01-13 18:09:47
  • UN: No fighters in targeted school
    2009-01-08 16:18:18
  • UN and Red Cross halt Gaza aid deliveries after Israeli attacks on staff
    2009-01-08 13:54:01
  • TIME Magazine: The Bible & The Apocalypse
    2009-01-08 00:26:19
  • Time Magazine Explains the Israel & Palestine Situation - "The End: How It Got That Way"
    2009-01-08 00:18:22
  • Canada gives $4M for Gaza relief
    2009-01-08 00:05:06
  • Rockets fired from Lebanon strike northern Israel
    2009-01-08 00:03:38
  • New Democrat statement on the situation in the Middle East
    2009-01-07 12:08:54
  • UN Security Council must not fail civilians caught in Gaza conflict
    2009-01-07 01:45:29
  • Palestinian supporters in Vancouver rally against Israeli attacks
    2009-01-03 17:59:39
  • 9 Muslim passengers kicked off U.S. flight over remark
    2009-01-02 13:05:51
  • UN chief calls for ceasefire as Israel pounds Hamas targets
    2008-12-30 00:46:46
  • Chopra: Attack prompts tough questions
    2008-11-26 22:15:37
  • Michael turns Muslim
    2008-11-23 01:41:44
  • Jacko a Muslim?
    2008-11-23 01:21:46
  • U.S. authorities uncover skinhead plot to assassinate Obama
    2008-10-27 16:16:10
  • Charges dropped against 5 Guantanamo detainees
    2008-10-22 01:45:09
  • Muslim Group Opposes Little Big Planet's Censorship
    2008-10-22 01:35:40
  • Officials' actions contributed to men's torture
    2008-10-21 19:11:11
  • Man killed wife in Facebook row
    2008-10-18 01:36:52
  • B.C. Human Rights Commission rejects complaint against Maclean's
    2008-10-11 00:45:27
  • Who speaks for Islam? - Gallup Report Disproves Stereotypes Against Muslims & Islam
    2008-10-11 00:34:16
  • Judge orders release of Uighurs into U.S.
    2008-10-07 11:56:15
  • Islam convert jailed 35 years for plotting U.S. mall attack
    2008-09-30 21:19:46
  • One more day of Ramadan for BC Muslims
    2008-09-30 16:41:53
  • Muslim workers ponder next steps in Nebraska prayer dispute
    2008-09-21 17:12:13
  • Uprising from the ashes of history
    2008-08-14 16:49:16
  • Christian activist's whereabouts unknown after detention in China
    2008-08-13 13:56:59
  • 1 dead, several injured by blasts in China's Xinjiang region
    2008-08-09 17:39:05
  • An attack in a Muslim-majority province in far western China has left 16 police officers dead.
    2008-08-04 22:56:33
  • Forum hopes to clear up misconceptions about Islam
    2008-07-30 12:00:15
  • 29 dead, dozens wounded as blasts hit western India
    2008-07-26 19:26:09
  • Muslim man wins human rights case of post-9/11 paranoia
    2008-07-23 23:18:45
  • Hamas, Hezbollah websites hosted by Canadian servers
    2008-07-11 19:11:32
  • Big mosque on the Prairie opens in Calgary
    2008-07-06 19:18:29
  • Rights commission dismisses complaint against Maclean's
    2008-06-29 14:15:25
  • Guantanamo detainees were tortured, medical exams show
    2008-06-18 10:13:28
  • Little Mosque producers strike deal with Fox
    2008-06-11 01:12:36
  • Race the top motivator for hate crimes in Canada: report
    2008-06-10 09:31:03
  • Emotions run high over Maclean's article
    2008-06-07 10:56:50
  • Tribunal hears final arguments on Maclean's article
    2008-06-06 21:18:51
  • Freedom of speech needs to be upheld, embattled Maclean's writer says
    2008-06-06 21:15:10
  • B.C. tribunal hears complaint against Maclean's article
    2008-06-02 20:31:01
  • Israeli soldiers told to be careful what they post on Facebook
    2008-04-11 23:47:58
  • Clash between traditional values, modern culture may be behind teen's death
    2007-12-12 13:51:30
  • Teen dead after alleged attack by father
    2007-12-11 12:46:31
  • White supremacists, anti-racism protesters clash in Calgary over veiled voting
    2007-10-17 00:07:36
  • Canada denies Muslim husband entry visa
    2007-10-16 22:18:16
  • B.C. detention was bid to silence anti-war activists, American says
    2007-10-16 04:43:44
  • After public hearing council is exploring exemptions to smoking by-law
    2007-09-20 18:38:03
  • Smoking ban threatens Vancouver's hookah tea houses
    2007-09-20 15:59:29
  • Iranian president banned from laying wreath at Ground Zero
    2007-09-20 15:07:09
  • Elections Canada chief won't back down on veiled voting
    2007-09-11 01:44:55
  • 'Chilly climate' greets Muslim university students: report
    2007-03-21 14:49:50
  • Former Israeli PM speaks to Vancouver audience
    2006-12-22 14:54:52
  • Moussaoui lashes out at defence lawyers
    2006-04-14 06:28:57
  • Israel fires missiles into Palestinian presidential compound
    2006-04-04 16:08:59
  • Ottawa cuts links with Palestinian Authority, Hamas
    2006-03-29 21:35:45
  • Israel's anti-Arab parties
    2006-03-29 20:27:45
  • Olmert declares victory in Israeli election, vows compromise
    2006-03-29 05:16:10
  • Peace falls off agenda in Israeli vote
    2006-03-27 19:07:16
  • Swedish foreign minister resigns over Prophet cartoon scandal
    2006-03-22 07:48:58
  • Canada concerned over Afghan facing death for being a Christian
    2006-03-22 07:40:05
  • Pentagon probes alleged marine 'rampage' in Iraq
    2006-03-20 19:31:51
  • Arab League, Muslim groups blame U.S., Britain for Jericho raid
    2006-03-14 20:34:28
  • Toronto marchers back right to publish Muhammad cartoons
    2006-03-12 08:36:03
  • Israel will establish borders in 4 years: Olmert
    2006-03-10 18:26:21
  • Jewish settlers terrorizing Palestinians with impunity, UN expert says
    2006-03-08 20:08:37
  • Trio detained in attack on Nazareth church
    2006-03-03 23:22:00
  • U.S., India sign nuclear deal
    2006-03-02 21:28:50
  • Iran says UN agency's report shows Tehran not trying to make nuclear weapons
    2006-02-28 22:25:24
  • Local Muslim community holds open house
    2006-02-23 06:00:09
  • US rejects Guantanamo closure call
    2006-02-17 22:31:30
  • Muslim groups praise Canadian response to cartoons
    2006-02-17 20:59:58
  • Pakistani cleric announces big reward for killing Prophet cartoonist
    2006-02-17 18:04:42
  • Comments on Klein's wife spark new controversy for Western Standard
    2006-02-16 03:00:12
  • Australian TV shows what it says are new photos of Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse
    2006-02-15 17:39:59
  • Western Canadian magazine publishes Muhammad cartoons
    2006-02-15 16:22:02
  • New Conservative Magazine Launched in Canada in Wake of Alberta Report Demise
    2006-02-15 16:14:05
  • Harper 'regrets' publication of Muslim caricatures; group warns of danger to troops
    2006-02-15 16:06:07
  • The power of the press: a double-edged sword
    2006-02-07 06:47:00
  • Annan: Media should respect religion
    2006-02-07 06:46:00
  • Israeli troops, Jewish settlers clash
    2006-02-02 09:20:00
  • Christian gang arrested in Guatemala
    2006-02-02 09:17:00
  • Fearful Christmas in Baghdad
    2005-12-29 15:43:00
  • 'My kidnappers were not criminals'
    2005-12-29 15:41:00
  • Israeli sonic booms terrorising Gaza
    2005-12-29 12:27:00
  • Top US general: Iraqis want us out
    2005-12-29 10:39:00
  • Pakistani man charged in 'honour killings' of 4 daughters
    2005-12-29 09:45:00
  • Shia family murdered by Sunni insurgents: police
    2005-12-29 09:44:00
  • Two suicide attacks in Mideast leave 8 dead
    2005-12-29 06:47:00
  • Catholic patriarch calls for dismantling of Israel's security wall
    2005-12-24 18:02:00
  • New threats of violence in Indonesia
    2005-12-24 06:42:00
  • US confirms monitoring Muslim homes
    2005-12-24 06:40:00
  • European arrest warrants issued for 22 purported CIA agents in alleged kidnap
    2005-12-23 08:03:00
  • Rare 1st edition of King James Bible surfaces in Manitoba
    2005-12-22 11:06:00
  • Church urges PM to demand withdrawal of troops from Iraq
    2005-12-22 10:26:00
  • Israel threatens to cut Gaza power
    2005-12-22 09:43:00
  • Israel, Palestinians argue over tourist access to Bethlehem
    2005-12-22 07:30:00
  • Row builds over Jerusalem voting
    2005-12-21 07:10:00
  • Elections may be cancelled if Israel bars Palestinian in Jerusalem from vote
    2005-12-21 07:07:00
  • Serbs on trial for Srebrenica massacre
    2005-12-20 11:26:00
  • Israeli court upholds guerrilla's right to claim compensation for torture
    2005-12-20 10:36:00
  • Scholar: There is no clash of civilisations
    2005-12-20 08:11:00
  • Iraq election body rejects fraud claims
    2005-12-20 08:02:00
  • Iran warns Israel of swift retaliation
    2005-12-20 08:01:00
  • Final results in Iraqi election delayed; officials probe widespread complaints
    2005-12-20 07:27:00
  • Suspected CIA flight landed at Gander: report
    2005-12-19 12:14:00
  • Police investigating Sydney race riots find pistol, ammunition in house raids
    2005-12-19 08:47:00
  • Life returns to Palestinian village
    2005-12-15 07:34:00
  • US 'must fight for Palestine'
    2005-12-15 07:24:00
  • UK rules out public inquiry into London transit bombing
    2005-12-14 12:18:00
  • Progressive Muslim MeetUps
    2005-12-14 10:18:00
  • Rare Islamic texts to go online
    2005-12-14 09:12:00
  • Israel approves building of hundreds of new homes in West Bank
    2005-12-14 07:00:00
  • Iranian president calls Holocaust a 'myth'
    2005-12-14 07:00:00
  • Calls grow to free Iraq hostages
    2005-12-13 12:30:00
  • Investigator of alleged CIA prisons suspects abductions, illegal transfers
    2005-12-13 12:28:00
  • Who'd have thought it - Blinky Bill, the face of race hatred
    2005-12-12 19:57:00
  • Sons of beaches: a land girt by bigots
    2005-12-12 19:54:00
  • Alan Jones: I'm the person that's led this charge
    2005-12-12 19:52:00
  • Indonesia Muslims to guard churches
    2005-12-11 12:54:00
  • How a Belgian girl next door ended up a suicide bomber in Iraq
    2005-12-07 16:34:00
  • Muslim convert lashes out at teachers
    2005-12-07 16:31:00
  • U.S. bans use of torture
    2005-12-07 16:03:00
  • Muslim clerics demand release of captive Westerners
    2005-12-07 16:00:00
  • Rice says cruel interrogation barred, leaves questions about U.S. practices
    2005-12-07 15:58:00
  • Christian agency blames U.S. for kidnappings
    2005-11-30 09:33:00
  • Britain gags report that Bush targeted Arab TV
    2005-11-23 11:16:00
  • Memo: Bush wanted Aljazeera bombed
    2005-11-22 08:17:00
  • Emotional Democrat becomes latest symbol of gathering storm over Iraq
    2005-11-18 07:41:00
  • White House blamed for Iraq abuses
    2005-11-17 07:36:00
  • Iraqi group urges prison abuse inquiry
    2005-11-16 07:05:00
  • Starved, tortured prisoners found in Iraqi cell
    2005-11-15 11:29:00
  • Failed Jordan hotel bomber had three brothers killed by U.S. forces in Iraq
    2005-11-15 08:16:00
  • EU to investigate allegations of secret CIA prisons
    2005-11-03 15:06:00
  • Low-altitude flights over Gaza a form of punishment: doctors' groups
    2005-11-03 15:05:00
  • CIA running secret prison system: report
    2005-11-02 13:10:00
  • CSIS head says Iraq war 'serious concern' for Canada's safety
    2005-10-31 20:16:00
  • U.S. soldiers accused of assaulting Afghan prisoners
    2005-10-31 12:55:00
  • Israeli defence minister: no peace with Palestinians in this generation
    2005-10-28 07:29:00
  • Iran's anti-Israel remarks: Arabs mum
    2005-10-27 12:28:00
  • Arar was tortured, inquiry fact-finder concludes
    2005-10-27 09:55:00
  • UN report says Volvo, DaimlerChrysler among those who paid Saddam kickbacks
    2005-10-27 09:33:00
  • Canada joins world in expressing dismay over Iranian leader's attack on Israel
    2005-10-27 08:26:00
  • Banish Iran from UN, Peres demands
    2005-10-27 08:25:00
  • Religious turbulence hits Indonesia
    2005-10-27 08:21:00
  • Guantanamo ordeal of Aljazeera cameraman
    2005-10-26 10:56:00
  • Relief workers warn winter could bring 2nd catastrophe to Pakistan quake zone
    2005-10-26 08:55:00
  • UN raises quake aid appeal
    2005-10-26 08:26:00
  • 4 dead in blast at Israeli market
    2005-10-26 08:14:00
  • Israel fires missiles into Gaza
    2005-10-25 07:45:00
  • Spain issues warrant for U.S. soldiers
    2005-10-19 13:32:00
  • Israel Supreme Court bans military use of Palestinian civilians as 'shields'
    2005-10-06 09:24:00
  • Israel accused of skewing elections
    2005-10-03 12:06:00
  • Aljazeera cameraman 'asked to spy'
    2005-09-26 09:17:00
  • Billions plundered from Iraq military
    2005-09-22 08:20:00
  • Israel repeats threat to hamper polls
    2005-09-21 07:35:00
  • Israeli Arabs cannot be 'terror victims'
    2005-08-31 13:07:00
  • Israel orders Palestinian land seized
    2005-08-29 07:25:00
  • Reuters demands cameraman be freed
    2005-08-29 07:23:00
  • US televangelist wants Chavez killed
    2005-08-23 07:37:00
  • US church rebukes Israel for barrier
    2005-08-17 10:51:00
  • Settler-funding a billion dollar question
    2005-08-17 10:49:00
  • Gaza evacuation begins; Israeli gunman kills 3 in West Bank
    2005-08-17 09:28:00
  • Iraqi civilian casualties
    2005-08-09 12:54:00
  • Jewish settler kills 4 Arab Israelis on bus
    2005-08-05 04:15:00
  • West Bank barrier a violation of Israel's rights obligations: UN experts
    2005-08-04 07:33:00
  • Israel to expand West Bank settlement even as it quits Gaza Strip
    2005-08-04 07:26:00
  • Al-Qaida's deputy threatens more attacks in Britain in videotape
    2005-08-04 07:12:00
  • Hate crimes against U.K. Muslims soar
    2005-08-03 13:46:00
  • Straw admits UK part of Iraq problem
    2005-08-02 07:21:00
  • Jewish leaders worried by escalating Israel-Vatican spat over terror
    2005-07-29 10:24:00
  • MI5 links bomb attacks to Iraq war
    2005-07-29 09:02:00
  • Palestinians protest Gaza smokescreen
    2005-07-28 07:47:00
  • Israeli forces kill teenager in Jenin
    2005-07-28 07:14:00
  • CSIS denies imam's charge
    2005-07-28 07:07:00
  • Italian court issues arrest warrants for more CIA agents
    2005-07-25 13:53:00
  • Man shot by U.K. police not connected to bomb attacks
    2005-07-24 00:43:00
  • Settlers kill W Bank boy, witnesses say
    2005-07-20 13:57:00
  • Britain's alliance with U.S. puts it at risk of terrorism, think tank says
    2005-07-18 09:29:00
  • Report ties London bombs to Iraq war
    2005-07-18 09:27:00
  • Geneva Convention not for al-Qaeda, U.S. court says
    2005-07-15 16:32:00
  • Dozens killed in Iraq violence
    2005-07-15 09:44:00
  • Many killed in Iraq violence
    2005-07-15 09:42:00
  • Palestinian civilians die in Gaza battle
    2005-07-15 09:41:00
  • Angered by Iraq war, bombers driven to suicide attacks, say friends
    2005-07-15 09:39:00
  • Report: civilian deaths in Iraq far exceed those of military and police
    2005-07-14 11:01:00
  • Bloody Week in Iraq; One US Airstrike Destroys an Ambulance............
    2005-07-13 15:35:00
  • Guantanamo inmate forced to wear bra, act like a dog: report
    2005-07-13 15:32:00
  • Ex-U.S. Marine: I Killed Civilians in Iraq
    2005-07-13 15:23:00
  • Top Israeli official says barrier meant to ensure Jewish majority in Jerusalem
    2005-07-11 11:17:00
  • Israel accused of redrawing borders
    2005-07-11 09:34:00
  • Thousands mark 10th anniversary of slaughter of almost 8,000
    2005-07-11 09:20:00
  • EU envoy says Jerusalem barrier raises humanitarian concerns
    2005-07-11 09:19:00
  • Israel razes Palestinian homes
    2005-07-05 11:04:00
  • Palestinians under attack from settlers
    2005-07-04 07:17:00
  • Israeli army seals off Gaza strip
    2005-06-30 06:57:00
  • Qur'an thrown in toilet by U.S. guards: ex-prisoner
    2005-06-28 11:04:00
  • NBC: Misjudging Aljazeera led to alert
    2005-06-28 07:30:00
  • Israel accused of covering up murders
    2005-06-27 13:30:00
  • Israeli military court convicts soldier in fatal shooting of British activist
    2005-06-27 07:21:00
  • US 'admits' torturing prisoners
    2005-06-24 09:03:00
  • Torture at Guantanamo Bay: UN investigators
    2005-06-23 11:08:00
  • Watchdog: Israeli military probe of Palestinian civilian
    2005-06-22 11:34:00
  • Israel signals renewed assassinations
    2005-06-22 11:33:00
  • Israel criticised over civilian casualties
    2005-06-22 11:32:00
  • The US war with Iran has already begun
    2005-06-20 09:33:00
  • Israel to build 700 new settler homes
    2005-06-20 09:12:00
  • Israeli, Palestinian killed in shootings
    2005-06-20 08:49:00
  • Israel to build sea barrier off Gaza
    2005-06-17 10:21:00
  • Jewish group wants Kazemi exhibit restored
    2005-06-13 10:50:00
  • No plans to close Guantanamo Bay, Cheney says
    2005-06-13 09:37:00
  • Russian envoy meets al-Sadr in Iraq
    2005-06-13 09:36:00
  • Saudis debate ban on women drivers
    2005-06-13 09:31:00
  • Palestinian militant groups step up threat to call off ceasefire
    2005-06-13 09:22:00
  • Outgoing chief warns extremist Jews could open fire during Gaza pullout
    2005-06-09 10:17:00
  • Rumsfeld blames Aljazeera over Iraq
    2005-06-06 13:38:00
  • Library removes Kazemi photos after complaint
    2005-06-06 13:26:00
  • Israeli army kills Islamic Jihad leader
    2005-06-06 10:33:00
  • US rejects calls to shut Guantanamo
    2005-06-06 09:48:00
  • U.S. admits abuses to Qur'an in Guantanamo
    2005-06-03 14:46:00
  • Religion, suicide terrorism link disputed in book
    2005-06-02 19:02:00
  • Israeli troops admit 'eye for eye' killing spree
    2005-06-02 19:00:00
  • War crimes court asked to investigate 7 suspects in Srebrenica execution video
    2005-06-02 18:51:00
  • Bosnian mother turns on TV to see son executed in Srebrenica massacre video
    2005-06-02 18:50:00
  • Outrage greets new Israeli military chief
    2005-06-02 14:12:00
  • Afghan mosque bombed, killing at least 20 and wounding dozens
    2005-05-31 15:42:00
  • Jerusalem engineer wants to demolish Palestinian homes for national park
    2005-05-31 15:31:00
  • Israel strikes Gaza refugee camp
    2005-05-29 16:09:00
  • Probe finds 5 cases of Qur'an 'mishandling' at Guantanamo Bay, commander says
    2005-05-26 07:18:00
  • Nuclear treaty members fail to reach consensus as UN conference winds down
    2005-05-26 07:09:00
  • Nuclear debate turns heat on Israel
    2005-05-26 07:07:00
  • Report slams Israeli, US rights abuses
    2005-05-26 02:23:00
  • FBI memo tells of Quran incident
    2005-05-26 00:34:00
  • U.S. quietly drops historic arms-control deals from brochure on disarmament
    2005-05-25 04:02:00
  • Amnesty likens Guantanamo Bay to 'gulag'
    2005-05-25 02:15:00
  • Watchdog slams Israel rights abuse
    2005-05-25 01:07:00
  • Amnesty International takes aim at U.S. in annual human rights report
    2005-05-25 00:33:00
  • Israeli troops face murder accusations
    2005-05-25 00:32:00
  • Iraqi patriarch slams US evangelicals
    2005-05-24 02:00:00
  • Israel comes first, says US politician
    2005-05-24 01:57:00
  • Protests mar Sharon's New York trip
    2005-05-22 22:57:00
  • UN says reported U.S. abuse of Afghan prisoners is "utterly unacceptable"
    2005-05-22 01:25:00
  • UN panel scolds Canada over U.S. deportation of Ottawa man to Syria
    2005-05-20 06:18:00
  • British protest reported Quran abuse
    2005-05-20 06:02:00
  • US probes Afghan prison torture
    2005-05-20 03:53:00
  • White House says U.S. suffered lasting damage from Newsweek article
    2005-05-19 04:47:00
  • Muslim woman demands apology from Amazon.com after receiving defiled Qur’an
    2005-05-19 04:37:00
  • 'The West should wash its hands of Karimov'
    2005-05-19 04:35:00
  • Israelis grilled in al-Aqsa attack plot
    2005-05-16 02:14:00
  • Tensions between U.S. and Muslims reaching new highs, say analysts
    2005-05-12 03:20:00
  • South American, Arab leaders endorse declaration on Israel and trade
    2005-05-12 03:17:00
  • US Palestine policy called hypocritical
    2005-05-11 07:17:00
  • Gaza pullout diverting media gaze
    2005-05-11 02:16:00
  • Troops kill 2 at protest over Qur'an desecration
    2005-05-11 02:11:00
  • Blix says U.S. actions suggest it's not committed to nuclear 'bargain'
    2005-05-10 04:53:00
  • Stop enrichment, Blix tells Israel, Iran
    2005-05-10 04:52:00
  • Afghans protest reported desecration of Qur'an at US jail in Guantanamo
    2005-05-10 04:51:00
  • Pro-Israel bias found in US TV news
    2005-05-10 02:18:00
  • EU's Top Human Rights Org calls the US to stop the Guantanmo Bay Abuse
    2005-05-02 07:57:00
  • More Islam Muslim News Articles & Comments

    Facts About Islam

    The Same Religion As Abraham, Moses, and Jesus

    Muslims believe that Islam started long before the Prophet Muhammad's time and was the same religion taught by the previous religions and Prophets.

    Qur'an 42:13 The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - the which We have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him).
    © 2019 UniteIslam.com - All Rights Reserved