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What was Palestine called in the Quran?

Recently I was talking to a Jewish friend about which religion has more claim to Palestine. He was claiming that Jews do, since Jews come from Judea (an area in Palestine) and it was called this for a ...
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Did Muslims always make pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Ramadan?

I recently saw pictures in the National Geographic of mass prayer on the Noble Sanctuary near Al-Aqsa during Ramadan. Muslims from all over the world it seems arrive to the Noble Sanctuary during ...
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How can our Prophet Be Pure if he done wrong things?

The Other day I was sitting with a friend of my father, and while we were talking he started telling me about our religion. He told me the story about when Mohammed was still a kid living with his ...
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What was Ramadan and fasting in Islam before the time of Muhammad ﷺ?

I want to know the status and significance of Ramadan and sawm before the time of Muhammad ﷺ. For example, in one hadeeth: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has told us about ...
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Who are the contemporary Ar-Rum?

This is sort of a less thought and express subject these days and I would like to shed back some light on it. Today we have some people expressing different viewpoint within the Ummah on the subject ...
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why Masjid-e-Diraar been burnt?

i want to know that why Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once actually ordered the Blessed Sahaabah to burn and demolish a Masjid known as Masjid-e-Diraar.??
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Hijri vs English Calendar. How old is islam?

We are living in 21st century, my question is, is islamic calendar came after the invention of english calendar? as islamic year going on is 1436(i dont know exactly) and english year going on is ...
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Ahdith Collection

To verify the hadith one have to verify isnad. My question is how to check Isnad? mean to say is their any early book of Islam (Authentic) in which the series of connection between narrator are ...
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Relation between the Ahl Bayt and Alhu Sunnah in the early days

How was the relationship between the Ahl-Bayt, particuarly the Imams from Ahlul Bayt or the top authority with the Ahl-Sunnah and those popular among them. Was it hostile, normal or friendly? The ...
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Confusion in regards the spread of Islam!

I have been doing some research in regards to how Islam was spread, which has left me confused on one point. In summary, some sources suggest that Islam has only been spread in scenarios of self ...
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What do Muslims teach about the schism of faiths after Jesus Christ?

After Christ's ministry, Islam and Christianity went two separate directions. I'm Christian, from Christian teachings, Mohammed founded Islam around 600AD, but it is my understanding that Muslims ...
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Was Mohammed a Christian?

When Islam was first founded there were some Christians who considered it to be a heresy. 1 It wasn't until Mohammed was 40 years old that he claimed he was visited by the angel Gabriel and received ...
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How can I make my friends understand islam is the truth? [closed]

Please provide me some good points to present to my nonbeliever friends about islam. They are always telling me its old barbarian and non scientific like this. what should i say to them in response?
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which Date is mentioned in Quran as appointment of pharaoh and Moses for Magic contest

You will see in chapter=20 verse=59 a day called یوم الزینة mentioned in Qur'an : Magicians contest is this a special day in Egyptian or Hebrew calendar ? or do you know an accurate date for this ...
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Can Prophet allow something temporarily after prohibiting it forever?

from hadith text we can see Muhammed(pbuh) first prohibit something forever/until the day of resurrection then allowing it on a later day . First he forbade it on the day of khaybar forever ...
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Did the Prophet(pbuh) marry his wife “Maymunah” after the revelation of Quran 33:52?

With the verse Quran 33:52, Muhammad(PBUH) was not allowed to take any new wives or change them for other wives. Not lawful to you, [O Muhammad], are [any additional] women after [this], nor [is ...
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When did the Jews stop visiting the Kaaba?

I was reading in chapter 2 of Martin Lings' biography of Muhammad that the Jews stopped visiting the Kaaba after pilgrims started bringing idols there. There's a citation of Ibn Ishaq 15, but I don't ...
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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Everyone know that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) married Ayesha (RA) when she was 6 and consummated when she was 9. So, does it mean Islam supports child marriages? If at all muslims consider ...
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How Christianity and Islam share a historical and traditional connection? [closed]

i find this question, he is asking Christianity, Judaism, and Islam worship same god. i am asking why they share a historical and traditional connection? Source of the question.
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Is Daesh predominantly Salafi?

Is Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Islamic State) predominantly Salafi? This article says ISIS is Salafi, but I've come across someone disputing that.
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Did Yazid order to kill Imam hossein (a.s)? [closed]

The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD) in Karbala, situated in present day Iraq. According to the history, the battle was ...
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Primary sources from Umayyad times [closed]

I am looking for primary sources from the time of Banu Umayya rule (i.e. 750 CE (132 AH) or prior). I mean primary sources as meant by historians, i.e., manuscripts or books compiled during this time, ...
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Which animal lost its tongue because of nammema?

Today a friend asked me a question "which animal lost its tongue because of telling nammemath." If anyone know the answer please reply quickly
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is it true that Islam Spread by the Sword? or Declared many War? [closed]

In the past Islam had big glory and had many region, could someone tell me why Islam had accomplished such a big glory and had so many region? according to that, is it true Islam had Declared so many ...
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Who was Jafar al Kazzab? (Against Jafar al Sadiq(a.s.))

Someday, I was reading in a site…, I saw the name Jafar al Kazab. Its name was written against the name of Imam Jafar al Sadiq(a.s.). I was wondering who he was? And why his title was Kazzab?
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When was Imam Jafar al Sadiq (a.s.) called (became famous) as Imam Sadiq?

I am aware that Sadeq or Sadiq (صادق) means a person who his words is true and right. In truth, this word is opposite of liar. So as you know, the sixth Imam of Shia is famous as Imam Jafar Sadiq ...
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What theological and historical factors distinguish Ibadi Islam from either Shia or Sunni schools?

I'm learning much about the division of Shia and Sunni Islam from this wonderful primer by the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm understanding the main divisions resulting from the succession question ...
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What is the religous significance of this hadith?

Hadith 116 in Sahih al-Bukharis collection is narrated by Abdullah bin Umar; he says: Once the Prophet (ﷺ) led us in the `Isha' prayer during the last days of his life and after finishing it (the ...
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What is meant by the Kunya name of the Prophet?

Hadith 110, from Sahih al-Bukhari is narrated by Abu Hurraira; and he had said: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Name yourselves with my name (use my name) but do not name yourselves with my Kunya name ...
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Intolerance in muslims

If you read the question carefully I ask Intolerance in "Muslims" and not Islam. Islam is one of the most tolerant religions of all, but one thing that's oxymoron is intolerance in Muslim fanatics. I ...
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Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?

I have seen ancient depictions of the ancient Israelites and there features were different than I expected. Linguistic experts have stated that hebrew is one of the early Asiatic-African languages. ...
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Why did Umar forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?(shia view)

In a famous sermon,the second caliph 'Umar banned mutah after the death of the prophet (PBUH) with the following words: "Two mutah were practiced during the time of the Prophet [i.e. temporary ...
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Is “islamic philosophy” identical with “Greek philosophy”? [closed]

according to history of philosophy, when "Greek philosophy" transferred to Islamic world, those who used to live in the territory of Islam, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, concerned with Greek ...
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Fadak, Fatima and Abu baker [closed]

Fadak belonged to Mohammad (PBUH). He gave it to her daughter Fatima (PBUH) as a gift (see e.g. ??). It should have remained in her possession after he passed away. Even if it wasn't given given as a ...
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Why did Ali (a.s) order to be buried in secret?

It is said that Ali (a.s) asked his friends and family to bury him secretly. His burial was revealed only later during the Abbasid caliphate by Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a.s), his descendant and the ...
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Was it ever illegal to translate the Qu'ran from Arabic?

In England it was illegal to translate the Bible from Latin into English until the 14C when when John Wycliffe campaigned to have this situation changed. I have often heard that the Qu'ran is ...
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Was Abdul Mutalib Muslim?

Was the grandfather of Rasolullah, Abdul Mutalib, Muslim? I couldn't find much about him, maybe I'm missing some narrations.
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Why did Umar (RA) forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?

I heard that Umar(RA) forbid Mutah marriage after the death of the Prophet(PBUH) and Abu Baker. What were his reasons for doing so ? Looking for answers from Sunni authentic sources.
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When is the date of the appointment of Mohammad as prophet?

I was wondering about the date of the appointment of Prophet Mohammad (His prophetic mission). Do you know when its date is? Both Sunni and Shia view welcomed. Since, as far as I know, the ...
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Why is the Hafs reading of the Qur'an so prevalent?

Of everything I've read, the Hafs-an-Asim reading of the Qur'an is used by the vast majority of Muslims (it's definitely the only I've ever seen or heard used in my area). I've even seen articles ...
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Is it true that original Arabs were “black” or dark-skinned? [closed]

I have heard that the original Arabs were dark-skinned or "black". But only recently I've come across actual evidence which says so.(evidence posted at the end of the question). Is this true? If ...
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Who is considered Sayy'id and can this be proved?

As I know Say'id is descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) but can anyone proove that they are one? The names Mir and Saeed/Sayeed/Said are usually used by those who claim to be the descendants of ...
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How Do Muslims Deal with “Difficult” Parts of Prophet Mohammed's Life? [closed]

First, this is not meant to be an insulting or hateful question. Please prayerfully consider answering it for the sake of a true seeker soul. I have long respected and honored Islam and the Prophet ...
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Where is the grave of Prophet Muhammad’s father?

I would like to know the exact location of where Prophet Muhammad's (Peace and blessings be upon him) father was buried? Where is his grave?
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What is the origin of the Ja'fari Madhab (School of Jurisprudence)?

As is known, Ja'far Sadiq (جعفر الصادق) is one of the imams/scholar and Faqeeh of the Aalul Bait, and a number of scholars took from him like Malik and Abu Hanifah and others. But like many of the ...
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Why muslims have different ways for Wudhu (ablution)?

I know about Quran verses and the different proofs everyone brings. My question is that, why Muslims have different ways of ablution and argue on that: When the Prophet (sa) was amongst them for 23 ...
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Did Prophet Mohammed Kill Anyone?

Everyone knows Prophet Mohammed fought in battles. But did the Prophet Mohammed kill anyone with his own hand? Please give proper references, thanks.
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What calamity befell Jesus' Nation?

Nearly every prophet/messenger came with a warning to his 'nation'. Once that warning has been spread some calamity befalls the disbelievers from that nation. For instance, one well known one is Noah ...
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Prophets & Their Eras

I wanted to know -- out of historical interest -- approximately how long back some well-known Prophets (Allah's Peace & Blessings on them all) lived. By approximation (and I may be wrong), I can ...
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why 9th rabi-ul-awwal is celebrated as ed-e-zehra?

I want to know ,what is the significance of 9th Rabi-ul-awwal ? shia believes that on this day Mukhtar-al-Saqafi had send the heads of the killer's of imam Hussein to his family, after looking at ...