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Is it ok to use Islamic donations as tax deductibles?

Every year I see many masjids and Islamic organizations requesting for funds. They also state the donations are tax deductible. Hence, my question is this permissible. Is there not a fear that some ...
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Are there more than 99 names of Allah?

Did Allah teach the people of the Book names other than his 99 in Islam? Why did the jews call God as Elohim or YHWH?
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What to say when I pray?

What verses should I recite when I pray? And what are some ways to keep up prayers while driving a truck? I currently read few pages of the Qur'an every night. And I'm a over the road team driver.
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Are Tucked-In Shirts & Pants non Islamic?

It is a fact that Islam lays great emphasis on modesty just like Judaism and other orthodox religions. But why do we as Muslims enforce it mostly on women? Men also have to cover their awrah which is ...
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What are the Arsh & Kursi of Allah?

What are the Arsh & Kursi of Allah? How are they different from each other?
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How should I interpret Quran[a:b]?

What is 'a' and 'b'? As in how do I interpret the various quotes that I see around?
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What is the significance of red arrows?

This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Jabir (RA) that Gog and Magog would walk until they would reach the mountain of al−Khamar and it is a mountain of Bait−ul−Maqdis and they would say: ...
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Who are the People of the Book?

Giving the fact that there are more than 4 Holy Books (Psalms, Torah, Injeel, Quran)but not named; besides Jews and Christians, which nations in the Quran can be considered as the people of the book? ...
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Query on Adoption and Inheritance in Islam

I am aware that Islam encourages looking after the orphans. It also prohibits giving your own lineage in place of their orignal lineage (through a change in surname). But what is the ruling related ...
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Was alcohol permitted very long before?

I have heard very long before, before Mohammad was born, Alcohol was usual and was taken by people. But after that it was stopped because people used to forget the rakat in namaz (salah) which they ...
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How to introduce oneself to Islam as an adult? [closed]

I wasn't brought up in the Muslim tradition (I was brought up as a catholic) but I have become interested about Islam as an adult. I would like to read and learn more about it. I asked a good friend ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

My parent's neighbors are Muslim. We are not. The neighbors' daughter in law just gave birth to their first grandchild, a little girl who is named Fatima. In the US, one gives a gift for a new baby. ...
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How should I start to study Sufism (academically)?

I've looked at Sufism -- Sufis -- Sufi Orders Project Sufism Religion Facts' Sufi page Pantheos' Sufism page Sufi Islam practice but there's so much information I don't know where to begin. What ...
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Jannes and Jambres in Qur'an?

In the Bible, there is a story from Paul: 2 Timothy 3:8 ESV Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the ...
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What is the difference between Hadith and Qur'an?

I am learning about Islam and have noticed people mentioning Hadith and Qur'an, I am not entirely sure what if any difference there is between them, for example. Is the Qur'an like the Bible and a ...