Questions and Answers

by the Editor, Sheikh Muhammad Tufail

Al-Ahmadiyya, January 1979 Issue (Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 9)

Question:

What is the Ahmadiyya view about the Holy Shroud at Turin? — Mrs. Akela Haroun, London

Answer:

The Shroud at Turin (Italy) seems to be a genuine relic of the past. Ahmadis believe that Jesus was put on the cross but was taken down alive in a death-like condition. The recent researches about the Shroud confirm this view.

The subject will be discussed in detail in one of the next issues of Al-Ahmadiyya.


Question:

When the name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad is mentioned during the azan (call for prayer), some people kiss their thumbs and fingers and rub them against their eyes. Is there any special reason for this practice? — Mrs. Vena Rahman, London

Answer:

This is an innovation and there is no trace of it in the Quran or any authentic hadith (i.e., saying of the Prophet).


Question:

Can a non-Muslim build a mosque for Muslims or donate money for the building of a mosque? — Mushtaq Mellick, Hayes

Answer:

Yes.


Question:

Could a Muslim woman slaughter an animal? — Mrs. Zamurrad Ramzaan, The Netherlands

Answer:

Yes, if she knows how to do the job properly.


Question:

Sometimes lard is used in manufacturing soap. Is it permissible for Muslims to use the soap? — Saeed Aziz, Manchester

Answer:

Yes.

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