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Women as Witnesses | Quran 2:282 | Misunderstood Quranic Verses | Dr. Shabir Ally
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Women as Witnesses | Quran 2:282 | Misunderstood Quranic Verses | Dr. Shabir Ally

Dr. Shabir Ally discusses Quran 2:282, explaining that this verse, the longest in the Quran, outlines that two men should serve as witnesses in loan contracts. If two men are not available, then one man and two women should be witnesses, ensuring that if one woman errs, the other can remind her. Dr. Shabir clarifies that classical interpretations suggesting that a man's testimony is worth twice that of a woman's are incorrect. Instead, he emphasizes that the Quran provides different contexts where a woman's testimony is equally or even more significant, depending on the subject matter, such as issues specific to women. He argues that the requirement for two women in the loan context was due to the socio-cultural circumstances at the time, where women were less involved in legal and financial matters. The second woman would provide social support, ensuring confidence and accuracy in testimony. Dr. Shabir further notes that the use of written records and technological evidence like DNA can also serve as reliable witnesses, potentially eliminating the need for individual testimonies. If you enjoy this video, please support our work financially by: Visiting our website http://www.QuranSpeaks.com OR Sending an etransfer to iGive@QuranSpeaks.com OR Subscribing monthly at Patreon.com/QuranSpeaks ► DONATE: http://www.quranspeaks.com/ ► SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=quranspeaks Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/LetTheQuranSpeak Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/QuranSpeaks.tv Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/Quran_Speaks
Environmental Impact of the War on Gaza | Dr. Shabir Ally & Dr. Safiyyah Ally
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Environmental Impact of the War on Gaza | Dr. Shabir Ally & Dr. Safiyyah Ally

Dr. Shabir Ally and Dr. Safiyyah Ally comment on a recent UN Environmental Program report which details the environmental devastation caused by the war on Gaza, termed by some as an "ecocide." They highlight the significant damage, including the destruction of 40% of trees and extensive farmland, pollution of water and soil with chemicals and untreated sewage, and the lasting consequences of unexploded bomb material. Dr. Shabir references the Geneva Conventions, noting that such environmental destruction violates international law and could be considered a war crime. He emphasizes the interconnectedness of the ecosystem, pointing out that the loss of trees and pollution affects both animals and humans who rely on these resources. Dr. Safiyyah explains that, according to Islamic teachings, humans are entrusted by God to protect the Earth and maintain its balance. The Quran instructs that all of creation follows God's system, and humans must not upset this balance. They call for prioritizing environmental reconstruction in Gaza alongside human rehabilitation efforts. If you enjoy this video, please support our work financially by: Visiting our website http://www.QuranSpeaks.com OR Sending an etransfer to iGive@QuranSpeaks.com OR Subscribing monthly at Patreon.com/QuranSpeaks ► DONATE: http://www.quranspeaks.com/ ► SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=quranspeaks Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/LetTheQuranSpeak Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/QuranSpeaks.tv Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/Quran_Speaks
Usury & Interest | Quran 2:279 | Misunderstood Quranic Verses | Dr. Shabir Ally
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Usury & Interest | Quran 2:279 | Misunderstood Quranic Verses | Dr. Shabir Ally

Dr. Shabir Ally discusses the often misunderstood Quranic verse 2:279, which addresses the issue of usury. Dr. Shabir explains that this verse, when combined with the previous verse 2:278, warns believers to give up usurious interest, or face a declaration of war from God and His Messenger. He clarifies that this warning is directed at those who oppress the poor through usury, a practice that involved charging high interest rates and often led to the impoverished becoming enslaved to their lenders. Dr. Shabir distinguishes between historical usurious practices and modern business loans, noting that the former was exploitative. He explains that while the Quran specifically condemns the oppressors who take usurious interest, the Hadith expands this prohibition to anyone involved in the transaction, including those who pay, witness, or document the interest. He says the Quran defends the oppressed by warning the oppressors, and it is a misunderstanding to equate the oppressed who pay interest with the oppressors who charge it. This conflation has caused unnecessary fear among Muslims who, for instance, take out mortgages to buy homes. The verse in the Quran, Dr. Shabir emphasizes, specifically targets the oppressors, not the oppressed. Thus, he concludes that this Quranic verse has been widely misunderstood and misapplied. If you enjoy this video, please support our work financially by: Visiting our website http://www.QuranSpeaks.com OR Sending an etransfer to iGive@QuranSpeaks.com OR Subscribing monthly at Patreon.com/QuranSpeaks ► DONATE: http://www.quranspeaks.com/ ► SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=quranspeaks Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/LetTheQuranSpeak Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/QuranSpeaks.tv Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/Quran_Speaks
I'm Addicted to Gambling. Help Me | Dr. Shabir Ally & Dr. Safiyyah Ally
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I'm Addicted to Gambling. Help Me | Dr. Shabir Ally & Dr. Safiyyah Ally

Dr. Shabir Ally and Dr. Safiyyah Ally address a viewer's question about how to overcome a gambling addiction. The viewer, who gambles around $200 daily, seeks advice on managing this issue. They acknowledge the prevalence and impact of gambling, especially among young people who are frequently exposed to gambling ads online and on TV. Dr. Shabir emphasizes the importance of recognizing gambling as haram (prohibited) in Islam, citing Quranic verses that outline the harmful nature of gambling. He explains that while there may be some perceived benefits, the harm far outweighs them. He suggests that individuals seek alternative activities that provide similar thrills without the negative consequences, such as engaging in competitive sports or other hobbies. Additionally, he recommends practical steps like seeking therapy and joining support groups, which are standard treatments for addiction. He stresses that the ultimate goal is to achieve success with God by avoiding prohibited activities and reorienting one's focus toward positive and permissible pursuits. They commend the questioner for taking the first step by seeking advice and encourage them to follow through by avoiding gambling entirely. If you enjoy this video, please support our work financially by: Visiting our website http://www.QuranSpeaks.com OR Sending an etransfer to iGive@QuranSpeaks.com OR Subscribing monthly at Patreon.com/QuranSpeaks ► DONATE: http://www.quranspeaks.com/ ► SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=quranspeaks Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/LetTheQuranSpeak Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/QuranSpeaks.tv Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/Quran_Speaks

From Our Viewers

I'm a graduate student in psychology and I started reading more in depth of the Holy Quran. I'm constantly making connections between the Holy Quran and renowned theories in the world of psychology. Thank you so much for your all your work. It has helped me to foster a deeper understanding of this peaceful religion!

Melodi E

I’ve often commented on your videos. I have some news. I took my shahadah three weeks ago now and have accepted Islam. My decision was of course not just based on your videos, but they were a great source of information to me, so thank you. My ultimate goal was and is to serve God. I found that I could do that best in Islam. I’m a European white woman (not that it matters) and am compelled to say my decision was in no way influenced by or for anyone else. 

Catherine 

The show answers so many questions and helps me to see the truth of Islam, as opposed to the many rumours that are floating around out there. And most especially in Canada, seeing a woman leading the direction of each show puts to rest all the rumours about how Muslim woman are treated badly.  

Jeremy R

I really love your videos. I am not a Muslim myself but just learning more about Islamic theology has given me a greater understanding and respect for the faith. And the two Dr. Allys have a really great perspective on life in general.

Kyle F

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