Facts From Fiction

For too long, the religion of Islam has been misrepresented and misunderstood and its teachings misquoted. It has been attacked from within by the reprehensible representations of so called Muslims and their clerics, while it has also been attacked by those who wish to do away with the religion altogether. In light of this, The Review of Religions is pleased to this brand new addition to its website; Facts from Fiction – a section dedicated to clarifying misconceptions, responding to allegations, and presenting the true, beautiful teachings of Islam and Ahmadiyyat. Stay tuned to this page, to distinguish ‘Facts from Fiction’

ISLAM

Yes, Islam is a Religion of Peace

Yes, Islam is a Religion of Peace

A close review of the Zubair Simonson’s assertions against Islam- does he come to contradict the views held by His Holiness, Pope Francis? …

Do Muslim Women Need to Prove Their Equality by Leading Men in Prayer?

Do Muslim Women Need to Prove Their Equality by Leading Men in Prayer?

Reem Shraiky, UK I do not know why the idea of ​​a Muslim woman not leading men in prayer disturbs some minds, as if it is the key to gender equality! Gender equality is what Islam presented 1400 years ago; …

Archbishop of Athens Alleges Islam is Not a Religion but a Political Party

Archbishop of Athens Alleges Islam is Not a Religion but a Political Party

Archbishop Ieronymos gave an entirely erroneous and false impression about Islam and its Founder by alleging Islam is not a religion but a political party. …

The Fate of an Apostate in Islam – Death or Freedom?

The Fate of an Apostate in Islam – Death or Freedom?

An exploration into the Islamic jurisprudence that there is no death penalty for apostasy in Islam, evidenced by Islam’s primary sources. …

No Capital Punishment for Apostasy in Islam

No Capital Punishment for Apostasy in Islam

A comprehensive review of the various forms of Islamic evidence and jurisprudence which show that Islam does not prescribe the death penalty for apostasy. …

Caricatures, Violence & Freedom of Speech – How Did the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) Teach Us to React?

Caricatures, Violence & Freedom of Speech – How Did the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) Teach Us to React?

How would the Holy Prophet (sa) react to being abused? What was his take on freedom of speech? Read about how he taught Muslims to truly react. …

Jihad in the Contemporary World

Jihad in the Contemporary World

A comprehensive understanding of the true Islamic concept of Jihad, a concept often misunderstood and misconstrued. …

Why Does Islam Allow Polygamy?

Why Does Islam Allow Polygamy?

A comprehensive explanation of the oft-misunderstood concept of polygamy in Islam. …

God and Morality – Mending ‘The Global God Divide’

God and Morality – Mending ‘The Global God Divide’

Can a person be moral without believing in God? Islam says that the very concept of morality would not exist, were in not for God. Thus true morality depends on recognizing the Originator of morality …

Paradise in Islam

Paradise in Islam

Fahd Peerzada, Canada It is often alleged that the religion of Islam entertains a concept of Paradise which is filled with eternal, lustful and worldly desires. Sadly, confused youngsters are lured into extremist groups by this concept and this is …

Gender Equality in Islam

Gender Equality in Islam

Farhan Iqbal, Canada A lot of discussions take place nowadays about gender equality in Islam. Much is criticized in Islam regarding the treatment of the genders. Quranic verses and Ahadith are pointed out where the tone in which the two …

Is God ‘Just’?

Is God ‘Just’?

Fahd Peerzada, Canada An allegation often made against Islam is that Allah is not just.  Verses from the Holy Qur’an such as, ‘then will He forgive whomsoever He pleases and punish whomsoever He pleases’ (2:285) are often cited by critics to …

Who are We to Judge?

Who are We to Judge?

And the Jews say, ‘The Christians stand on nothing;’ and the Christians say, ‘The Jews stand on nothing;’ while they both read the same Book. Even thus said those who had no knowledge, like what they say. But Allah shall judge between them on …

Ali (ra) and Aisha (ra) did not go to War over Power: Response to a New York Times Journalist

Ali (ra) and Aisha (ra) did not go to War over Power: Response to a New York Times Journalist

Zafir Malik, UK As we pass through the holy month of Ramadan, while millions of Muslims around the world take this time to self-reflect and strive to emulate the example of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (sa) and his Noble Companions …

Segregation of Women in Islam: Separate Venue, not Value

Segregation of Women in Islam: Separate Venue, not Value

Munavara Ghauri Recently Daniel Gee of the Farnham Herald interviewed the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba).[1]Concerning the rights of Muslim women and the reason why men and women are segregated at Ahmadiyya Muslim …

Preservation of the Holy Qur’an

Preservation of the Holy Qur’an

For over 1400 years the Holy Qur’an has been preserved immaculately, but how exactly did this happen?

Wilders Wild Attempt to Caricature Muslim’s Holy Personage is Back

Wilders Wild Attempt to Caricature Muslim’s Holy Personage is Back

Wilders is back on the freedom of speech bandwagon, blowing the trumpet of the right’s sacredness to European hearts and relegating any attempts to limit it as sacrilegious. …

Shariah: A Semantic Oxymoron?

Shariah: A Semantic Oxymoron?

What is Shariah? Can it be implemented by force? …

What is the Punishment for Blasphemy in Islam?

What is the Punishment for Blasphemy in Islam?

How is ‘freedom of speech’ defined according to Human Rights law? How should a Muslim, according to the Sharia, react to the publishing of derogatory cartoons which depict Holy Personages in Islam? …

Does Islam Come from the Biblical God?

Does Islam Come from the Biblical God?

An allegation is being spread by some that ‘Allah’ is in fact the name of a moon god, and is therefore a pagan deity. A succinct rebuttal of this fallacious assertion. …

AHMADIYYAT

The Messiah Has Come: Divine Knowledge Bestowed on the Messiah

The Messiah Has Come: Divine Knowledge Bestowed on the Messiah

A look into the knowledge of the Arabic language that was bestowed on The Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) by God. …

The Messiah Has Come: True Prophets Are Always Victorious Over Their Opponents

The Messiah Has Come: True Prophets Are Always Victorious Over Their Opponents

A major sign for the truthfulness of a Prophet is that Allah the Almighty continues to support him and grants him victory over his opponents. …

Dear Muslim Ummah! Elect One Leader…If You Can…

Dear Muslim Ummah! Elect One Leader…If You Can…

In the Holy Qur’an, God Almighty has promised that it is He alone Who appoints a Caliph for those who believe and do good works. …

Can True Prophets Have Teachers?

Can True Prophets Have Teachers?

Can True Prophets have Teachers? Is such a criteria in line with the Qur’an and Ahadith. …

Google Search Results to ‘The Caliph of Islam’- A Response to Allegations Against Islam Ahmadiyyat

Google Search Results to ‘The Caliph of Islam’- A Response to Allegations Against Islam Ahmadiyyat

Raziullah Noman, Canada لعَمْرُك ذُقنا دون ذنبٍ رِماحَهم  فما سَرَّنا إلا دُعاءٌ يُكرَّرُ ‘I say it by Your name my Lord that I have been injured by their spears in return for no wrong,  And for my part I have …

What the Holy Qur’an Says About the Latter Day Messiah

What the Holy Qur’an Says About the Latter Day Messiah

Find out what the Holy Qur’an has said regarding the advent of the Latter Day Messiah. …

The Messiah Has Come: False Claimants of Prophethood are Destroyed

The Messiah Has Come: False Claimants of Prophethood are Destroyed

One sign for the truthfuness of the Promised Messiah (as), is that false claimants can never succeed, rather they are destroyed. …

The Messiah Has Come: Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) – His Flawless Character

The Messiah Has Come: Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) – His Flawless Character

One of the greatest signs of a prophet’s truthfulness is his character, and the Promised Messiah’s character was unmatched amongst his contemporaries. …

The Messiah Has Come – An Era in Need of Prophethood

The Messiah Has Come – An Era in Need of Prophethood

One of the greatest proofs for the truthfulness of the Promised Messiah (as) is that the time of his advent ardently called for the coming of a prophet. …

Success; the Messianic Effect

Success; the Messianic Effect

Some of the greatest worldly success has a deep rooted connection with the advent of the Messiah of the age. Thus, true success lies in accepting hte Promised Messiah (as). …

Is the Ahmadiyya System of Chanda an Innovation?

Is the Ahmadiyya System of Chanda an Innovation?

Chanda is an important system which was established by the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian. Through this system, every Ahmadi Muslim presents a certain percentage of their income for the service and …

The Noble Death of the Promised Messiah (as)

The Noble Death of the Promised Messiah (as)

A comprehensive refutation of the baseless allegations commonly leveled regarding the demise of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah (as). …

The Allegation of 1000 Curses

The Allegation of 1000 Curses

The Facts from Fiction section aims to remove misconceptions and respond to various allegations leveled against Islam and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Raziullah Noman, Canada One of the allegations raised by the anti-Ahmadis is that the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza …

Prophesied Hostility: A Sign of the Messiah and Mahdi

Prophesied Hostility: A Sign of the Messiah and Mahdi

Fatir Ahmad, Canada It’s a concept that has held true since time immemorial; the dawn of any new religion has been met with some sort of hostility. In fact, the Holy Qur’an bears testament that the advent of every true …

Our Kalima (Creed) has Never Changed

Our Kalima (Creed) has Never Changed

Raziullah Noman- Canada Recently, there has been a storm of allegations against Islam Ahmadiyyat in Pakistan. One of the false allegations which has been made many times before and continues to be raised to this day is that Hazrat Mirza …

Qur’anic Verses Revealed to the Promised Messiah? A Response to Allegations

Qur’anic Verses Revealed to the Promised Messiah? A Response to Allegations

One of the allegations being raised against the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) is that some verses of the Qur’an which were revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) were also revealed to him. It …

The Definition of a True Muslim

The Definition of a True Muslim

Raziullah Noman– Canada With many Muslim scholars declaring other Muslims as non-Muslims in this day and age, it can be difficult to ascertain as to who is a true Muslim. Firstly, we should turn to the Holy Qur’an and see the …

CHRISTIANITY

Jesus, the ‘Son of God’ – Because He Was Born of the Holy Spirit?

Jesus, the ‘Son of God’ – Because He Was Born of the Holy Spirit?

Jesus being born of the Holy Spirit in no way proves his divinity. The term only means that his birth was miraculous — a clear manifestation of the wondrous creative power of God — and one that was holy as …

The Historical Context of Jesus Being Called the ‘Son of God’

The Historical Context of Jesus Being Called the ‘Son of God’

A brief introduction into the historical context of the term ‘son of God’, a title of divinity used by Christians for Jesus (as). …

Jesus, the ‘Son of God’ – The Historical Context

Jesus, the ‘Son of God’ – The Historical Context

This article offers an in-depth analysis of the historical context of the term ‘son of God’, a title of divinity used by Christians for Jesus (as). …

Jesus, the ‘Son of God’ – a Term of Endearment

Jesus, the ‘Son of God’ – a Term of Endearment

God referred to Jesus (as) His ‘son’ in the New Testament as a term of endearment. Jesus (as) was thus a figurative son of God, not literal. He was a prophet of God that was in no way divine. …

EDITORIAL

Editorial – Launch of a Brand New Section – ‘Facts from Fiction’

Editorial – Launch of a Brand New Section – ‘Facts from Fiction’

By Amer Safir We are pleased to launch today a new and dedicated section on our website, called ‘Facts from Fiction.’ Here, we will be posting responses to all common allegations against Islam and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.  Islam is …