What Islam Says About...

On this page you’ll find a quick and comprehensive catalogue of answers to common questions that arise from misconceptions about Islam. Each answer has been reviewed by Yaqeen’s research team and approved by qualified scholars.

What is Islam and who are Muslims? This section covers some of the basic questions asked about Islam and pillars that define the faith.

What is Hajj? When is Hajj? What is Umrah? What is the difference between Hajj and Umrah? Learn about the significance of Hajj, the rituals of Hajj and Umrah, and the answers to other commonly asked questions about Hajj and Umrah.

For the majority of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, Islam represents a comprehensive way of living a peaceful life devoted to God. However, over time, fearmongers and the actions of a few have stirred doubt about Islam’s views on violence. What does Islamic doctrine truly have to say about terrorism, jihad, and honor killings?

Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims. It’s the period in which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was visited by the archangel Gabriel and began to receive the Qur’an—the final scripture revealed by God. Believers commemorate this revelation through prayer, charity, and building a closer relationship with God.

Islam has a long scholarly tradition of acknowledging mental health struggles and guiding believers towards healing through both spiritual and clinical means. Explore how trauma, meditation, OCD, and other mental health topics are viewed from an Islamic lens.

At its simplest, shariah is the Islamic interpretation of God's law, but it is also a common source of misunderstanding. Read on for an in-depth explanation of sharia, its implementation, and related terms.

In Islam, the sole purpose of creation is to worship and devote oneself God. As God says in the Qur’an: "I did not create jinn and mankind except to worship Me" [Qur’an, 51:56]

How does Islam view women? Do women have rights in Islam? Are men and women equal in Islam? What is hijab? Explore topics around the role of women in society, modesty, inheritance laws, divorce, and other commonly-asked questions about women in Islam.

Helping you understand better

As a global faith community present in the world for over 1400 years, Islam has inspired countless generations. From arts and culture to education to hospitals and government institutions, the influence and teachings of Islam show up in all facets of life.

The vibrancy of Islam is often hidden behind layers of misconceptions and misinformation. On this page, learn what Islam has to say about those misconceptions.

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