Islam Today

Freedom of Expression in Islam

Islam greatly believes in freedom of expression. As such blasphemy in Islam is a subject of intellectual discussion rather than a subject of physical punishment.

The Concept of Peace in Islam

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 11 Jan. 2005 

There is a common misconception that Islam is a religion of Violence. There is no basis for this in Islam. Islam is a religion of peace.

Islam does not hold the Gaining of Political Power as a Muslims main Objective

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 8 Feb. 2005

Contrary to common belief, gaining political power is not the main objective of Muslims. This is a misconception.

When the Quran says, “And religion is wholly for God” it portrays the most important aspect of the change of times. This change has reduced the status of political power to the point where it is no longer necessary for believers to wage a war for its acquisition, as it is no longer needed to secure the desired benefits. Non-political institutions serve this purpose equally well.

Islam does not permit the Over-throwing of Corrupt Islamic Governments

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 10 March 2005

There is a common belief that Islam permits its adherents to over-throw corrupt Islamic governments. Such an act however, is totally UnIslamic.

Islam does not Teach Confrontation

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 7 May 2005

Contrary to common belief, Islam does not teach confrontation. In fact, Islam teaches the principle of avoidance at all times.

Islam does not Teach Violence

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 8 July 2005

Contrary to the common belief, Islam does not teach violence. It is a religion of peace in the fullest sense of the word.

The first verse of the Qur’an breathes the spirit of peace. It reads:

In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.

Islam does not degrade Women

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 4 Nov. 2005

Contrary to the common misconception, Islam does not degrade women. It gives the utmost respect to women.

The following traditions of the Prophet indicate the elevated function of woman in Islam:

“Women are half of men.

Fear God in respect of women.

“Heaven lies beneath the feet of mothers.” (That is, those who serve their mothers well are deserving of Paradise.)

Islam does not hold Women to be Inferior to Men

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 1 Feb. 2006

There is a common belief that Islam gives a higher status to men in comparison to women. This is misconception in the truest sense of the word.

Contrary to the common misconception that Islam holds men superior to women, Islam actually gives equal status to women as that of men. The Quran says:

“You are members, one of another.” (3:195)

This means that there is no difference between the two as regards status, rights and blessings both in this world and in the Hereafter.

Islam encourages Spirit of Enquiry

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 10 May 2006

Contrary to common belief Islam inculcates the spirit of enquiry in its adherents.