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Fadak, Fatima and Abu baker [on hold]

Prophet (p) donate Fadak to his daughter Fatemeh (p), but after death of the prophet (p) and after many logomachies between Fatemeh (p) and Abu-baker,Abu-baker got it from Fatemeh (p) and it became ...
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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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Does safavid empire exist today? [closed]

Safavid used to be a big persian empire , but of late there have been various references to the "safivid army" in the social media. Does such an empire really exist within Islam and has it continued ...
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Who killed Usman RA [closed]

The War between Ali RA and Muawiya took place on this issue of seeking revenge on the killers of Uthman RA. The party of Muawiya asked the killers of Usman to be handed over to them. It is very ...
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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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How did the Martydom of Imam Hussain help the cause of Islam practically? [closed]

I did not find a single rational reason as to how the martydom of Imam Hussain lead to the savings of teachings of Islam? How is that possible when the tragedy killed the very person who was the ...
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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. Is this true? Looking for answers from Sunni authentic sources.
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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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Did Yazid order his soldiers to kill Imam Hussain?

I was wondering, why did Yazid order his soldiers to kill Imam Hussien (May Allah be pleased with him)? Did he not know that Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) was actually the grandson of ...
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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?

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'fru 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 Prophet(sa) was amongst them for 23 years ...
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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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Is it a fact that Ali ibn Abu Talib originally was not counted by “Ahlul Sunnah wal Jama`ah” among the “righteous caliphs”?

Is it true that Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was not originally counted by “Ahlul Sunnah wal Jama`ah” to be among the righteous Kulafa'? source: shiah are real ahlul sunnah by muhammad ...
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Original Successor of Muhammed

I just came across a wiki page where I studied about the Successor to Muhammed the Prophet. The article told that the succession is told differently in different divisions. The Sunnis claim that ...
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Did Imam Hussain married his daughter (Bibi Kubra) to his cousin (Hadrat Qasim Ibne-Hasan [a.s]) when he reached Karbala?

I heard two views about it view 1: There are three daughters of imam hussain(a.s) Bibi Sughra Bibi Kubra Bibi Sakeena and when Imam Hussain was in Karbala Bibi Sakeena and Bibi Kubra was with ...
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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 ...
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what is the difference between wahhabism and salafism? are they different?

salam what is the difference between salafism and wahhabism? (as I know they are different from Sunnis .so what is their opinions?)
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Did the miracle of return of sun by prophet SAWW really happened?

There are some hadith about this miracle. for example this hadith is one of them: .. the revelation from Allah descended upon His Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, and it overwhelmed ...
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Is attendance to the Prophet more important than salah/prayer?

In the event when the was sun returned, technically rose from west to east, after having set. .. the revelation from Allah descended upon His Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, and it ...
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Where was Muhammad al-Baqir(as) during the Battle of Karbala and what followed?

During and in the aftermath of the Battle of Karbala where was Muhammad al-Baqir(as)? And under whose care? Seeing from his date of birth and the year in which the Battle of Karbala took place ...
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Necromancing in Islam

From an Islamic perspective and belief is necromancy possible? If so, then is it permissible? And if that is so, then when in Islamic history was it practiced and why?
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Why are there no historical records of Islamic practices before Muhammad?

I apologize in advance if any of the assumptions in my question are incorrect, as I am not extremely familiar with Muslim history or practice. My understanding is that Muslims believe that Islam was ...
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Are there any Islamic mystics in the Guru Granth Sahib?

According to wikipedia: Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru, added religious mystics belonging to other religions into the holy scriptures that would eventually become the Guru Granth Sahib. Were ...
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Jacob and Jesus

As a Muslim it is my understanding that Jesus was born to Mary(P.B.U.T) and the person who took care of him was Zakaria. However, I am reading a book on Jesus(written by a Christian) that claims it ...
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Why Latin in Anno Hegirae?

I just discovered the term "Anno Hegirae" for the first time (I'm not Muslim). I'm curious, why does the term use Latin rather than Arabic? Is there a version of the term in Arabic? What is that ...
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The prophet's first wife

I have some questions about the first wife of the prophet. My questions are: What was her name How did the prophet come to know her How old was she Who was her father Who was her mother But, if I ...
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what is the history of Jummah namaz?

it is known that we were ordered to pay namaz 5 times a day by ALLAH HIMSELF . I dont have any references , nor do I have much knowledge can somebody please help with a little history for Jummah ...
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What happened to Muslims killed by the non-believers who were defending their land?

In the past, during the Ottoman empire, a lot of Muslims were killed be non-believers who were defending their homes. You know, people from countries like former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Slovakia etc. ...
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Was King David a Muslim?

Someone mentioned, in a comment on one of my previous questions, that Muslims believe that King David was a Muslim. Is this indeed the generally held belief across the Muslim world? How can this be? ...
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What is the concept of sects in Islam?

I have heard majority of people say that there were no sects in the era of Hazrat Muhammad(PBUH). Then, how and why did the sects in Islam came into being?
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How can Ka'ab predicted Umar death?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka%27ab_al-Ahbar Ka'b :Amir al-Muminin, you ought to write your will because you will die in three days. Umar : How do you know that ? Ka'b : I found it in the Book of ...
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How come the prophet's father name is “Abdu ellah”?

The prophet came to the world in a society that used to believe in many fake gods, and especially not in the great God. The prophet's father name is Abdu Allah which the translation to english is ...
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Why Muhammad is considered as messanger of God and peace

I am a Hindu who knows very little about Islam. Recently I read an article on Wikipedia about Conversion of non-Muslim places of worship into mosques. If Mohammad converted many religious places ...
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What is the reason for praying 20 rakaats in taraweeh?

It is clear that our prophet(PBUH) prayed 8 rakaats for taraweeh. But, I saw most of the masjids having 20 rakaats for taraweeh. since, Umar(R.A) made the taraweeh to 20 rakaats. What is the reason ...
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What is the significance of 22nd rajab in the history of islam (shia view)?

I have seen Shias celebrate the 22nd Rajab by making special cookies and sweet dishes, and by visiting each other. What is the importance of 22nd Rajab in Islamic history? What's the background of ...
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Why are muslims sometimes called musselman? [closed]

Is this just simply a corruption of muslim? Or is there a more interesting story behind it?
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Invitation to Islam by the Salaf(pious predecessors)

How did the prophet pbuh and the first three generations of Muslims invited people to Islam. Please provide as many example hadith and narrations from that time.
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Did the prophet ever establish a formal educational system?

It is a well-known sunnah that Muslims should seek knowledge; the prophet himself would spread knowledge by teaching others (and recommend the same of his followers). All incidents I know thereof ...
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Who washed the Prophet's(PBUH) Janasa?

Who were the persons(sahabas)R.A washed the Prophet's(PBUH) Janasa(deadbody)? Who was the Imam for the funeral prayer of Prophet(PBUH)?
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Is preservation of historical sites and monuments having no mention in Quran and Sunnah approved in Islam?

What is the position from authentic Islamic sources, that the ancient buildings and monuments not present at the time of prophet pbuh and built at the two holy mosques are to be preserved at the cost ...
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Should the poetry of the Quriesh regarding the happening of the Elephant be trusted?

As is known, Quriesh witnessed the happening of the Elephant when Abraha and his Army intended to destroy the Ka'bah. But Allah sent Birds, and made the army like field of broken grass[1]. The ...
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Is it OK to put Radiyallahu Anhu after Muawiya bin Abu Sufyan who was not a rightly guided caliph?

I really find no reason to apply a blanket "Radiyallahu Anhu"(Allah is pleased with him) to all Sahaba specially those involved in fighting with Ahlebayt and breaking pledge with Hasan A.S? Also I ...
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Request for clarification about the history of twelver Shia branch through the past 14 centuries

Derived from this Question and this Answer is a question about the history of the twelver Shia branch of Islam. Would you please notify in short how did this branch evolved through the ages with focus ...