What is a woman?

The Cambridge dictionary gives the following definitions:
“Man: an adult male human being.”
“Woman: an adult female human being.”
As to male and female, it gives the following definitions that apply also to non-humans.
“Male: belonging or relating to the sex that fertilizes eggs and does not produce babies or eggs itself.”
“Female: belonging or relating to the sex that can give birth to young or produce eggs.” Continue reading “What is a woman?”

A Prophet’s letter to a ruler

“In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

From Muhammad the servant of Allah and His Messenger to Heraclius, the great ruler of the Romans.

Peace be upon the one who follows Guidance.

I am calling you with the call of Islam.
Be a Muslim and you will be safe;
Be a Muslim and Allah will double your reward;
But if you turn away, you shall bear the sins of the Arisiyyin.
“O People of the Scriptures! Come to a word common to you and us that we worship none but Allah and that we associate nothing in worship with Him, and that none of us shall take others as Lords beside Allah. Then if they turn away, say: Bear witness that we are Muslims.”

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Defender of faithS

A good society is where people feel safe in their homes and can safely worship in congregation.
It is an understanding, but from the following written word:

“Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory. [They are] those who have been evicted from their homes without right – only because they say, “Our Lord is Allah.”
For had it not been for Allah’s repelling some people by means of others, there would have been demolished monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which the name of Allah is much mentioned. And Allah will surely support those who support Him. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.”
Quran 22:40