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who were the most infamous hadith collectors?

there are many hadith collcetors know in islamic history how were infamous because they had fabricated hadiths for there wordly desires and attributed them to Prophet Mohammamd(S.W) i want to know ...
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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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Did prophet Muhammad “own” any human slaves?

During the period of prophet Muhammad's life (PBUH), the enslaving of human beings was common practice in the Middle East. Did he ever "own" any human slaves?
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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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Why did the prophet of islam have a beard?

It's fairly clear that the prophet of islam had a beard, and it's also clear that the prophet of islam liked the beard. But did the prophet of islam have a beard because it was a cultural thing at ...
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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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Are Islamic Conquests lawful today?

There is a glorious history of Islamic conquests by the Rashidun Calips, more specifically the great conquests of the Islamic stalwart and one of the greatest calips : Hazrat Umar RA. He managed to ...
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Discrepancies in the usage of “Radiyallahu Anhu” as refereed in Quran 9:100

I have found some discrepancies in using this term "Radiyallahu Anhu" does it mean: 1) May Allah be pleased with him (A dua to Allah) OR 2) Allah is pleased with him (A statement about whom Allah ...
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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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about Yaajooj and Maajooj ( Arabic: يَأْجُوج وَمَأْجُوج‎ )

i want to know that it's said that Yaajooj and Maajooj live behind a really tall and strong wall (made by hazrat zulqurnain). but if it's so then it means that they are cut off from rest of the world ...
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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?

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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How can Shia brother prove the birth of Imam Mahdi --peace be upon him— and his occultation? [closed]

Derived from this Question and this Answer is a question about the birth of Imam Mahdi --peace be upon him-- and his probable occultation. Please mention in your answer: if occultation has any ...
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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 ...
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Madh'hab view from famous muhadditheens

I heard that famous scholars like Imam Bhukhari[rah], Imam Muslim[rah] were born after the period of Imams of Maddhabs(Abuhanifa[rah],Shafi[rah]). So,they should heard about Fiqh(Maddhab) and they ...
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Did Fatimah bint Muhammad die naturally, or was she killed?

Did Fatimah-Al-zahraa die naturally or was she killed? Someone asked me such, and asked me why the holiness Fatimah peace be upon her passed away in just 90 days or less after her father: how did ...
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What were the obligations of prayer before Hijra?

There are numerous well-known obligations to prayer, as established throughout the hadith literature, including rulings on the form of prayer, the daily number of prayers, praying in congregation, and ...
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Did prophet Mohammad pbuh die or he was killed?

Did prophet Mohammad p.b.u.h die naturally or he was killed and is a martyr? Indeed, someone emailed to me and asked me about this issue, a question similar to this Q&A or this one: how did ...
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Were there any other religions before Islam that their followers should convert to Islam?

You could imagine that with the advent of a new religion, any followers of the last religion would be required to convert to the new religion. Which followers of which religion converted to Islam, ...
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Why do mosques use geometric tessellations as decoration?

An argument for this; is that they cannot rely on representational art, as is done in Hindu & Christian tradition. It would be disobeying the Quranic command against idols. In, a positive sense, ...
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The Quran is commonly said to be the “Uncreated Speech of Allah”, what does this mean?

Obviously the Qur'an is printed on paper; and bound into books. It does not refer to the physically wrapping. Also, Allah has no human attribute; when we say Allah is merciful; it is a faint ...
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Out of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran how many were known to comman man in 6th century in Arabia?

I read that Quran mentions 25 prophets by name. It is believed that there were many more prophets sent by the creator on earth. Is there any reason for mention of these 25 prophets only? On what ...
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What made some muslims to kill the offspring of prophet Muhammad(PBUH)?

Having in mind that Hussain was offspring of prophet Muhammad and Muslims knew many things about him, like (see the reference): وعن أبي سعيد قال قال النبي محمد (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم): "الحسن ...