Questions tagged [islam]
Questions about the religion of the Muslims; a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.
Is Saudi Arabia funding 200 mosques but not accepting any refugees?
Has Saudi Arabia announced it'll build 200 mosques for those fleeing fighting in Syria and Iraq, but won't accept any refugees? Example claim: "Saudi Arabia Offers to Build 200 Mosques for Syrians in ...
Does the Quran advise men to beat their wives if they disobey them? [closed]
I found this post on Reddit in which it is mentioned that the Quran advises men to beat their wives if they do not obey them. This is a quote from the link: Surah 4:34: "Men are in charge of women ...
Did the Quran predict the speed of light?
It appears to be popular to claim that the Qur'an predicted the speed of light before it was scientifically well understood. Although none of the sources state that outright, that is what they imply. ...
Did Muhammad exist?
What contemporary historical records of the existence of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, exist or are known to have existed at some point?
Does drinking the urine of camels have medical benefits?
According to an Islam Q&A site, the prophet Mohammad prescribed camel's milk and urine to cure illness. It goes on to claim there are benefits from drinking camel's urine including: Camel’s urine ...
Are there officially pronounced "no-go" Islamic zones in France?
In this Hannity interview on Fox News on 9 January, 2015, American author Robert Spencer said that: So in France they have set up - the French government lists on a public web-site -751 no-go areas,...
Have there been more than 27,000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11?
I was browsing a hashtag on twitter (#StepsToReverseClimateChange to hopefully find how I can help myself), and saw a post by someone with this image attached: The image reads: More than 27,000 ...
Is Islam banned in Japan?
I noticed some people posting and reposting bold statements online that Japan is (the only) country that banned Islam. I searched a bit and found out that there are some mosques and Muslim societies ...
Is Sweden experiencing a "rape epidemic?"
The US think-tank, the Gatestone Institute - along with many conservative web-sites, has claimed that rapes in Sweden have gone up because of the influx of refugees from the Middle East. Forty ...
Is Mecca at a special place on the earth's surface, dictated by the Golden Mean?
Mecca considered by Muslims to be the holiest city of Islam. This video about the Mecca makes the following claims: Mecca is at a special point on the Earth's surface in the sense that its ...
Are Muslims 25 times more likely to commit terrorist attacks within the United States than non-Muslims?
This article claims that Muslims are 25 times more likely to commit terrorist attacks than non-Muslims. Are the claims of the article at all accurate? In addition is the graph linked in the article ...
Did al-Ghazali lead to decline of science in Islam as Neil Tyson claims?
The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that during the Islamic Golden Age, especially in Baghdad, science and discovery flourished for a few centuries. Then an Islamic scholar named al-...
Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?
This picture, being shared on Twitter, alleges that Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to the President, during the Obama administration, claimed to be of Iranian descent and of Islamic faith in ...
Has the Quran (the recitation) been preserved since Muhammad?
Islamic scholars claim that Quran's preservation is the one of the most miraculous aspects of Quran. In fact, a major reason for muslims to believe in the Quran was the preservation of Quran, which is ...
Is ISIS beheading children in Mosul, Iraq?
On the Gateway Pundit, this claim by Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo is posted: “There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and ...
Did Muhammad marry a 6 year old?
Making the rounds of news sites today is a story of a billboard in Indianapolis that makes the following six claims regarding the prophet Muhammad, under the heading "The Perfect Man": Married 6 year ...
Does Hijama (cupping) alleviate pain and other ailments?
Hijama is, as I understand it, an Islamic and traditional Chinese technique somewhat similar to bloodletting wherein the patient receives multiple minor perforations to his back after which suction ...
Did an unmarried couple in Iran get shot for holding hands in 2007?
In this video from 2007 Douglas Murray, a British journalist and critic of Islam, says: In Iran, when people - when a couple were shot the other week for holding hands when not being married, the ...
Could climate affect Aisha's age of sexual maturity?
Critics of Islam state that Muhammad had sex with Aisha bint Abu Bakr when she was nine years old, and that this was sexual abuse. One defense made against the claim is that women become sexually ...
Does putative Islam convert, Robert Guilham, exist?
A widely broadcast story on Islamic sites claims that a Jewish genetics expert from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine converted to Islam as a result of scientific evidence supporting the Quran. ...
Does dipping a fly into food/drink prevent food poisoning?
It's a common knowledge that if a fly falls into your food or drink, you probably shouldn't drink it because it might cause food poisoning. This might be a myth itself but that is not what I'm ...
Did Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, say this about pedophilia?
In an article on FaithFreedom.org, Jennifer King claims: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, the Shia Grand Ayatollah, 1979-89 said in his official statements: "A man ...
Is there any evidence of Dr. Zakir Naik paying people to convert to Islam?
India Today wrote in this article: During their conversation with the SIT, Mufti made startling claims that Dr Naik extended benefits to converts. "They were formally paid and got converted," the ...
Do Qur'an verse counts correspond to the moon landing date and take-off time from the surface of moon?
There are claims that not just the event itself, but the time of the first moon landing coincided with a prophecy about the moon in the Qur'an. This page claims a match with the year 1969: One of ...
Islamic and non-islamic terrorism: casualties
I have seen many articles in favor of the idea that Islamic terrorism is not that dangerous compared to other types, like separatism. Like this. Many mention an FBI study which shows data only until ...
Did the Qur'an predict the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Issus?
The Wikipedia page of the Qur'an and Miracles states Some Muslims believe that the Qur'an predicted many events years before they happened. They argue that such prophecies are proof of the ...
Is the name of Prophet Muhammad mentioned in the Bible?
Is the name of the Prophet Muhammad or Ahmad mentioned in the Bible? Does Jesus predict the coming of Muhammad in the Bible? This video (part 2) is an example of this claim. Here is a quote of a ...
Do many of the most common foods in Australia have a halal emblem?
There is a widely-circulated essay dismissing the majority of Muslims and focussing on the actions of a fanatical few. It has been attributed to several authors, especially Dr Emanual Tanya, Dr. ...
Do many commonly consumed food items in Australia have the halal certification emblem on them?
I found this quote in a viral email: "In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the ...