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is it true that Islam Spread by the Sword? or Declared many War? [on hold]

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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Is it true that Prophet Muhammad PBUH gave names to his belongings? [on hold]

I stumbled upon this article that said the Prophet gave names to his property, e.g. al-Qaswa' for his camel, Kinn for his tent, etc.. Check out the URL here: ...
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Why did the husband of Zainab bint Ali not join the caravan to Kufa / Karbala? [closed]

So from all I know, I can say, that he was a good man. Why was he not in Karbala with Imam Hussain (a.), although he was one of his followers before?
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What is Eid e Ghadeer? [on hold]

This Eid is celebrated by Shia muslims on 18 Zilhaj. I just want to know the story behind this EID. When and how was this initiated and who declared this day as EID e Ghadeer. And what Quran and ...
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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 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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Sulah Hudaibiya

I am working on a letter. It is basically about preventing violence through humility(Aajizi) I would like to read an authentic article on sulah hudaibiya. Please share any links you know. Thank You ...
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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”? [on hold]

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

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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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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Why did Yazid order his soldiers to kill Imam Hussain?

I was wondering, why did Yazid order his soldiers to kill Imam Hussain (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”? [on hold]

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 [closed]

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 ...