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What is the difference between qiyas and istislah and could you provide examples?

I was just wondering if someone could explain the difference between istislah and qiyas to me and perhaps provide some examples for me. They both seem to involve the use of deductive reasoning and the ...
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What is difference between blasphemy and criticism in Islam?

Does Islam allows criticism on its prophets or holy personalities (definitely for non Muslims) and if yes then where lies the boundary between criticizing Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and blasphemy?
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Sins Vs Mistakes

I have two questions. What are sins and what are mistakes? When we do something against the command of God in unawareness; is it a sin or mistake? Did prophets make mistakes only or they sin also? ...
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Ayatul-Kursi?

Why do Sunnis only recite one verse and Shias recite three verses as Ayatul kursi?
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What is the difference between SHIFA'ah and SHAFA'ah?

I want to know the exact meaning and difference between SHIFA'ah and SHAFA'ah and which one we need to ask Allah for?
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What is the difference between إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة?

There are a number of Arabic words in Quran that refer to sin like: إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة. I am looking for the difference between them and their usage.
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Why Qur'an is not clear sometimes and has many interpretations?

My assumption is that Quran is the final statement from God and it contains everything we need in order to be on the right path. But I see different interpretations of Quran verses and thus sometimes ...
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Why is there a difference in prayer time between Shia and Sunni?

I live in a country in which it is possible to hear both Sunni and Shia (azan), I noticed that Sunni azan always precedes Shia azan by few minutes ( from 5 to 15 min). Why is there such a difference?
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How to resolve the Difference of opinion among scholars?

Assalamualaikum Brothers and sister! Most of the times, many scholars, even madhabds have difference of opinion. What does Islam says about it and what are the general opinion of scholars in this ...
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What is difference of Hadd and Qisas?

Both of them are physical punishments that are related to the human body. What makes these two punishment different?
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Difference between Taraweeh and Qiyaam al-layl

I can see both the prayers are prayed in my Masjid(mosque). Taraweeh time 8:45 to 10:00 pm Qiyaam al-layl time 2:30 to 3:30 am What is the difference between Taraweeh prayer and Qiyaam al-layl ...
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What is the difference between Shia and Bohra People?

I saw most of the Shia and bohra people's activities are the same. But, I heard they had some difference between them. What is the basic difference between these two people?
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What is the difference between خلد (khuld) and لَا يَمُوتُ (la yamut)?

As far as I can see, there are two different ways to express immortality in the Qur'an, one is by using the root خلد (khuld), which as far as I can see is used for people. Surat Ash-Shu`arā' 129 ...
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What are the major differences between Sunni and Shi'i prayer?

In another post, I asked Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?. What I want to know now are the major differences so that I can understand this issue better.
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What is the difference between Syed and Sharif?

What is the difference between both of the terms? Definition of Sharif is here. Don't use Wikipedia English page for it cause it's talking about something different, if you want to see an English ...
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What is fundamentally unique about Islam?

What, if anything, is fundamentally unique about Islam? Obviously there are different stories, texts, and traditions associated with Islam than with other religions. But if we cut away all the fluff ...
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How Aql is different from Qiyas?

In Usool-al-Fiqh Shia uses Aql or intellect as a source of legislation as mentioned in this answer- http://islam.stackexchange.com And the Sunni uses Qiyas or analogy in Fiqh. In my understanding, ...
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What are temporary marriages and how are they different from permanent ones?

What are temporary marriages and how are they different from permanent ones? Are they still allowed?
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Whats the difference between a Sunni and Shiite Mosque?

I am considering converting to Islam at a mosque in my area. I have never been to a mosque before so this will be my first time. I'm not sure what type of mosque this mosque is - I am not sure if it ...