Top 50 Ask About Islam Questions of 2012

Towards a Better Understanding of Islam:
By Reading Islam Staff

We would like to thank our readers for their trust and increased interest in AAI in 2012

Ask About Islam is an Onislam.net service that contains more than ten years of Q & A archives tackling mostly questions concerning misconceptions about Islam, about misinterpretations of the Quran and Hadith, and general misunderstandings of Islamic concepts.

This folder presents an overview of the most popular questions in 2012, and is divided into six sections: Comparative Religions, Misconceptions About Islam, Hijab, Faith Matters, Life as a Muslim, and Miscelleneous topics.


The most popular question accessed by readers that topped the list by far in 2012 is: Aliens and Extraterrestrial Life: An Islamic Look


We thank our readers for making this possible, and look forward to receiving more of your questions in 2013.

Enjoy your reading!


  Comparative Religions


Islam is the religion of all the prophets beginning from Adam and ending with Muhammad (peace be upon them). It is not a new religion, but God's final guidance for all mankind.


Are Muslims Baptized?

One of the fundamental distinctions between Islam and Christianity lies in their view of the relationship between body and soul. This also indirectly reveals a difference in the value they both give to water!

Read Also

Do Muslims Hate Jews?

Non-Muslims Visiting Makkah

Are Muslims From Hindu Origin?

Do Muslims Celebrate Baptism?

Differences Between Islam and Judaism

Was Palestine Promised by Allah to the Israelis?

  Misconceptions About Islam


At our present time, Islam is the most misunderstood religion. Many misconceptions are built around Islam, making it what it is not.


A Cure For Every Illness

First of all, what you mentioned about "whatever disease Allah creates, He creates a cure for it" is absolutely correct. Yet we came to know this basic fact not from the Qur'an, but from Prophet Muhammad's Sunnah.

Read Also

A Muslim Christmas?

Prophet Abraham's Wives

Why No Water While Fasting?

Where's the Love in the Quran?

Can Women Be Rulers in Islam?

The Quran... Why So Important?

Marrying an Indonesian Women

Is Islam the True Religion? Prove It!

Are Raped Women Punished in Islam?

Is Islam a Religion, Culture, or Ethnicity?

How Does Islam View Sports and Exercise?

Why Is Shari'ah Law so Important to Muslims?



The Hijab is what distinguishes a Muslim woman from others. Is is required in Islam or is it just a custom?


The Importance of Hijab

Hijab is the dress that covers the adornment of the Muslim woman, on one condition that it won't be an adornment by itself. In other words, the Islamic definition of hijab is the dress that covers whatever might arouse instincts. 

Read Also

What is the True Meaning of Hijab?

Is Hijab a Quranic Commandment?

Hijab, Recommended or Mandatory?

Must Muslim Women Wear the Hijab?

  Faith Matters


Islam means submitting oneself to God's will in order to create harmony between all His creation.


Why Did Allah Create Humans?

Yes, Allah is perfect. Yes, He has no need of us; rather, we need Him. When He created us, He did not create us for His own benefit, but for ours. He created us for our advantage, not His.

Read Also

The Story of Creation

Significance of Eid Al-Adha

What's a Non-Practicing Muslim?

Can Bad Thoughts Lead to Disbelief?

the Ninth and Tenth... a Blessed Fast

What Are the Sources of Islamic Law?

How Does Allah Protect Quran and Islam?

Heaven and Hell: Permanent or Temporary?

What Are the Benefits of the Five Daily Prayers?

The Difference Between Qur'an and Hadith Qudsi

  Life as a Muslim


A Muslim must live his life according to the teachings of the Quran and the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him)


How Can I Be a Good Muslim?

We can still improve our relationship with Allah by doing more voluntary good deeds. These voluntary good deeds may take the form of extra prayers, fasts, charity (sadaqa). This can also include reading and understanding the Quran, memorizing more of it – even competing with family or friends, and generally helping others, whenever we can.

Read Also

Takbir of Eid

Repeating the Same Sin: Will Allah Forgive?

What's the Right Way to Perform Tahajjud?

Christmas, To Celebrate or not To Celebrate...

Tips for New Muslims on How to Read the Quran

Confused About the Procedure of Islamic Marriage

Help for New Muslims, What After Taking Shahadah?

  Miscellaneous Topics


Aliens from an Islamic perspective?

Did Prophet Jesus claim that he is god?


Did Jesus Claim That He Is God?

It is obvious that Jesus did not want to destroy the Law, namely the Torah and its commandments, as well as the teachings of the earlier prophets. His mission was to fulfill the mission of the earlier prophets. That is to say, He meant NOT to invalidate the Law, but to take it towards its completion.

Read Also

Last Supper of Jesus According to Islam

How to Bring My Revert Mother Back to Islam?

Why Islam Forbids the Consumption of Alcohol?

Aliens and Extraterrestrial Life: An Islamic Look

How Auhtentic Is Ibn Ishaq's Biography of Prophet?

Mary in Islam (Part 1)
Related Links:
Top 30 Q & As on Jesus in Islam
Reverts' Journey After Shahadah (Folder)
Living a Happy Life with a Strong Faith (Folder)
9 Years of Handling Misconceptions
Muhammad (Q & A)

Add comment

Security code