Q’s A-ed by Theresa Corbin
The need for answers is huge, as I discovered from last week’s Q&A post and from life in general.
So here are 5 more of your burning questions about Islam- and more- answered to the best of my ability.
Q1: Why are there so many different opinions on whether it is OK or not allowed for a husband to beat his wife?
A1: When thinking about subject matter of such importance, you have to wonder whether people are allowing their inner most desires to influence there verdicts rather that the truth. To be sure, the opinions of modern day imams are not being influenced by their desire, we need to go back to what the early scholars of Islam took as the Prophet’s Muhammad’s (Peace be upon him) meaning.
Taking into account that the Prophet (PBUH) never hit any woman, expressly forbade people to do so, and that the verse stating it is allowed can be translated very differently; any sane person can come to the conclusion that beating one’s wife is forbidden. Read more
Written by Theresa Corbin
From the time I started blogging, I have always welcomed questions about Islam, Muslims, or really anything. I was naive. After spending years wading through horrifying emails and comments on this blog and other places, I have realized that many people are not looking for answers to their questions.
They may frame an intense insult, curse, or horrifying suggestion as a questions, but they are not asking anything.
Many askholes are simply looking to express or validate their hate and ignorance to which they so desperately cling. To these people, I would like to say, the best I can do for you is ignore you.
But every now and then a questioner comes along that I feel is sincere. And I want to celebrate those questions and questioners as the bright spot in my writing adventure because the more real questions you ask, the closer we come to understanding each other and building stronger bridges.
So here are some real questions several different real people have asked in sincerity (edited for length) that I will attempt to answer to the best of my ability.
Q1: Why are you trying to convert everyone to Islam?