• Is the Quranic Mecca the same as the Biblical Becca?

    Was Mecca called Becca before the revelation? I have looked everywhere for the reason Mecca is termed Becca in the Quran, most do not explain the change in letter, some say it indicates a region around the Kabah specifically, but my question is did the people of the area call it Becca before or only after the revelation?

  • How Do You Interpret the ‘Verse of the Sword’?

    I have, many times, read that the verse (9:5) was only specific to a time of war waged against the Muslims and that it is only applicable to such a case. However, when I read the major exegesis on that verse (including Ibn Kathir, Al-Qurtubi, and I guess Ar-Razi as well) none of them mentioned this and almost all of them said that it is an eternal command for Muslims that "whenever, wherever", in their own words, the Muslims find the polytheists, they should kill them. I don't understand why those scholars would see it that way unless it has some truth in it. Please clarify this subject based on the Quran and authentic hadiths as I am tired of some people who act apologetically. I want the plain truth. If I won't follow some certain rules or commands of the Quran (especially on major issues like this), it is better not to follow anything of it because I would only be fooling myself.

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    Why were we created? What is the purpose of our creation?

  • Do Muslims Worship God or Allah?

    Do Muslims Worship God or Allah?

  • What Is a Muslim?

    What is a Muslim?

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