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We often wonder, “Why?”--Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.

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We often wonder, “Why?”--Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.

    07- Why do Muslim women have to wear hijab? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    07- Why do Muslim women have to wear hijab? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    This episode follows from the previous one (“Why can’t Muslims eat pork?”). Hamza Karamali begins by explaining that this question is not about the restriction of human freedom, but about the acceptance of human responsibility. He then unpacks what exactly is meant by this human responsibility, how to pose the question of this episode in light of this responsibility, and how this responsibility relates to the rationale of divine commands and prohibitions.











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    • 42 min
    06- Why can’t Muslims eat pork? -Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    06- Why can’t Muslims eat pork? -Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    This is the first in a series of episodes in which Hamza Karamali examines questions related to the do's and don't's of Islam. He begins by explaining what faith (iman) is and then explains that the do's and don't's of Islam are rooted in a faith-driven view of human life, whereas questions like this come from an entertainment-driven view of human life. The two different views lead to misunderstandings, and he explains how to answer this question by bringing the questioner into the world of an iman-driven life.



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    • 34 min
    05 – Why doesn’t God let me do whatever I want? -Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    05 – Why doesn’t God let me do whatever I want? -Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains that God has, in fact, allowed us to do whatever we want--almost! He has placed restrictions, but they are few compared to the tremendous freedoms that He has given us, and the few restrictions that are there are for our own benefit. He then explains that the reason why this question comes to our minds is because of our own immaturity and that the purpose of religion is to raise us from a state of childish immaturity to a state of perfection, like the exalted state of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace).



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    • 35 min
    04 – Why does God create people and then send them to the Hellfire? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    04 – Why does God create people and then send them to the Hellfire? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars?



    In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.

    This is the fourth episode of the series, "Why? Sincere Questions. Sincere Answers." This is another question that comes to our minds because we hear them posed by “New Atheists” who want to sow doubts in the minds of religious believers. Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains that this is a misleading question because God doesn’t just send people to the Hellfire; He also sends people to Paradise. He explains how the purpose of our creation is, in fact, to send us to Paradise, and that when people are sent to the Hellfire, the blame lies with them, not with God.



     



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    • 29 min
    03 – Why Does God Want Us To Worship Him?- Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    03 – Why Does God Want Us To Worship Him?- Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars?



    In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.



    This is the third episode of the series, "Why? Sincere Questions. Sincere Answers." Shaykh Hamza Karamali answers this question using the famous Qur'anic verse in which Allah Most High says, “I have only created jinn and humans so that they might worship Me.” (Qur’an, 51.56) He explains that the question arises from a misunderstanding of who God is--He is not a human being who acts in order to fulfill needs, but the Creator and Sustainer of every atom in the universe who needs nothing. Reading the verse in light of this understanding then reveals the answer to this question.







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    • 34 min
    02 – If God exists, then why doesn’t He show Himself to us? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    02 – If God exists, then why doesn’t He show Himself to us? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars?



    In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.







    This is the second episode of the series, "Why? Sincere Questions. Sincere Answers." Questions like this come to our minds because we hear them posed by the “New Atheists”, who want to sow doubts in the minds of religious believers. He begins by explaining why such questions are incompatible with our slavehood to God, and then goes on to unpack and refute the logical argument that lies hidden behind this question.



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    • 28 min

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