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Married by Islam but husband divorced me by saying it in English

hi me and my husband are married by Islam if he says in English 3 times he divorces me and puts my name at the end when he says i divorce you and then my name dose that mean we are divorced
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Do I need to learn Arabic to become a practicing Muslim?

I am an American who recently converted. But I only know English and I have a Qur'an that is English only. I have memorized most of the everyday sayings in Arabic. But I was wondering if I have to ...
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Can I make dhikr in English?

I make Dhikr (Subhanallahi, al adheem, wa bihamdihi) 112 times morning and evening everyday. I am a non-native speaker who does not understand Arabic. I do understand what the above dhikr means, ...
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Is it haram to transliterate Arabic in English?

I have been told that it is haram to write Arabic in English like e.g. "Assalam O Alaikum" and "JazakALLAH". So is transliterating Arabic in English actually haram?
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English books on the Seerah (biography of the Prophet sallallaahu aleyhi wasallam)

I'm looking for an English Seerah book that fits (at least some of) the following qualities: written in narrative form gives significant consideration to authenticity (not a compilation of ...
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English Qur'an Translations

Is the English Translated version of the Qur'an "safe" practical to read and understand the true lessons within? I'm confident that there are things in Arabic that can only be expressed in that ...
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What are the accurate English translation of degrees of good/bad deeds?

In Islam any action can be classified in on of the following categories: Haram حرام Makrooh مكروه Mubah مباح Mostahab مستحب Wajeb واجب What are the accurate English translation of each category?
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Why are Quran translations written in old-fashioned English with difficult vocabulary?

The Qur'an itself has a very simple vocabulary and grammar and is very easy to read. However, translations often use very formal, old-fashioned English with a lot of words that are seldom used in ...
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How should I spell “Quran” in English? [closed]

At least Koran, Coran, Quran, and Qur'an are alternate English spellings for the name of the religious texts. Is there a preferred spelling, and if so why? I've seen, for example, some discussion ...