Use this tag for those questions which seek to find what, if any, basis a common practice has in Islamic fundamentals, or if it is just a cultural tradition (e.g. "folk Islam").

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Going from “never prayed in my life” to my first prayer?

Prayer is central to Islam, but as a newbie, I find myself in the situation where I've never actually prayed in my life (ever) and now I'm trying to figure out how to pray. So I YouTubed how to pray, ...
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Figuring out right calculation method of prayer time

I shifted to uk last year and I have been confused by the fact that people I live with think they are hardcore and correct in Islam and everything and get hot headed when told them to correct e.g. The ...
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Why do Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after daily prayers?

Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after each daily prayer (salat). What do these words mean and what is the reason for saying them? Also, why exactly 33 times ?
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What does “Jazakumu Allahu khairan wasalaam” mean?

Asslamu allikum I would like to know the usage of Jazakumu Allahu khairan wasalaam. What is the appropriate answer to Jazakumu Allahu khairan wasalaam? Do I reply Amin? When is it best used and, is ...
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Is jihad an integral part of Islam?

After the Brussels attack, ISIS released a video that said this,"Every Muslim who is well aware of the history of Islam, knows that the holy war against infidels is an integral part of Islam, and ...
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Is it true that the Prophet Mohamed said he inspired himself from the Apostles of Jesus-Christ?

I read a few years ago a translation of the Coran very near the text and done by a serious author. I read: "The prophet Mohamed inspired himself from the teaching of the Apostles of Jerusalem, ...
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Why does Islam want everyone to be converted into their religion? [closed]

I have attended many seminars regarding the Islam to know it closely so that my some of the assumptions be cleared as much as possible. One of the e-seminar that I just watched was of Dr.Zakir. He ...
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Is there any prohibition found that no sex for 40 days after the passing away of a father or mother?

My father passed away few days ago and we are living together. Is there any restriction on having sex with my wife while living in the same house? Someone told me that I need to wait a minimum of 40 ...
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What is the correct definition for “Shia”?

السلام عليكم Is Google given definition correct? one of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth ...
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Is Discrimination Among children Allowed? Girls and boys?

Does Islam Allow Discrimination Among Daughters and sons? As a Parent, is it Okay to let your Son do Things that Aren't allowed in Islam but stop your daughter from doing it just because she is a ...
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Divorce in Islamic rule

Husband is an alcoholic. Wife said to stop that habit. Husband give a promise to her: 'I never do it again'. But husband is drinking when she is not with him. Wife does not want to continue life with ...
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Where in Islam is it mentioned that Muslims have to prayer 5x a day

Where in the Quran and Hadith is it mentioned that Muslims have to pray 5x a day
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Is it prohibited in Islam for a man to wear women's clothes and vice versa

Is it found anywhere in the Quran and Hadith that it is prohibited for a man to wear women's clothes and a woman wearing men's clothes, like for example a man wearing a dress or a women wearing pants
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Shaking Hand After Faraz Salat

Is it sunnah to shake hands (musafaha) with other people in the mosque after finishing Faraz Salat (At the end of salam in right and then left). If so, then can you please provide any Authentic Hadith ...
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Islam is a relegion or ideology?

I have been discussing about some set of people about religion Islam they denied the basics by saying that it's not an religion but an Ideology.
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Please someone help me: Islamic advise on debt matter

I go to college.i receive financial aid because my dad's income is low it is basically free money from the college/ government/ state for your studies and you got extra for personal expense and you do ...
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Why muslims (and also christians) believe in prophets after Malachi?

I already have studied the Torah (Old Testament) and I'm now studying the New Testament and The Holy Quran. I have a question regarding prophets. How come muslims and christians believe in prophets ...
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Transitioning from Fard to Sunnah/Nafl

For example after we finish our four fards of Isha Salah. We have a choice to make 2 sunnahs. When we get to our fourth rakat of Isha do we say "assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah” facing to right then ...
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Losing faith in Allah and Islam , HELP? [closed]

Assalamu Aleikum. I am 13 years old and I really need HELP.I was close to Allah swt and I wanted to know him more and know my religion more, So I saw Dr. Zakir Naik videos which is very helpful and I ...
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How can we demonstrate that we are the right Islam? [closed]

In many places around the World Islam represent terrorism and bad actions. That's why many Non-Muslims believe that Islam is a religion of bad things. Now what comes to my mind, is that we believe we ...
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Why such hatred toward Jews? [closed]

I know that this is a sensitive question, especially in the current times we are facing, but I honestly asking and have no intention of arousing anger, only discussion. My question is: Why is there ...
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What is the stance of Muslim scholars on relationship of Prophet Muhammad with Maria Qibti?

I am a Muslim and came around a discussion with an atheist friend. He asked me this question, that why Prophet Muhammad had relationship with Maria Qibti, though they were not married. They had a son ...
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Why girls are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid?

Assalamualaikum. In the Indian subcontinent, girls/women are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid? I don't know about the other parts of the world. However, is there any reason behind it? ...
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Is zakat applicable if savings drop below nisab at some point in the lunar year?

My savings dropped below nisab value at some point in the past lunar year. So, is zakat still obligatory on me?
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Is it permissible to say Alhamdulellah after having sex?

I've been thinking about this question for some time now: Is it permissible to say Alhamdulellah after having sex? If someone could please answer and provide reference it would be greatly appreciated....
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What is the difference between Islamist and Muslim?

I see many Muslims around the world differentiate themselves from Islamists. What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?
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Is the Nikah Completed in a Proper Manner?

I wanted to do secret Nikah so I spoke with Imam and he agreed,that he would be arrange the two witness and we would have to arrange one.Nikah would happen at Imam's home.But only one witness is there,...
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Fasting in pregnancy

My wife is pregnant and is type 2 diabetic. Is it mandatory for her to fast? She keeps on asking me and my knowledge is very limited. What does Islam says about fasting during pregnancy?
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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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pregnancy superstitions or truth?

I am 4 months pregnant. I'm still a student and have to go out almost everyday. I even feel like going on an outing or a small picnic. But my in-laws don't allow me and my husband to do so. What does ...
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Is it true before we were created, Allah asked us do you want to be a angel or want to be a human?

Is it true before we were created, Allah asked us do you want to be a angel or want to be a human?
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In Wahhabism who is called a Muslim?

What are the minimum conditions by which one is considered a Muslim from the viewpoint of Wahhabism?
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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 don’t know exactly) and English year going on is ...
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Can we recite Durood?

Assalam o Alaikum My question is that can one recite Durood while impure? Or Salawats? Is there any hadith or Ayah regarding that?
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How does Islam justify circumcising their people?

All people are designed and created by god. How does Islam justify to alter that design by circumcising people? Yes in the past it prevented diseases where hygiene was bad but nowadays it should make ...
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Is it HARAM or allowed to study graphic designing and make 3D or 2D characters, in Islam?

I want to study Graphic Designing and to do work in this field. But some days ago, I thought, Painting is not allowed in Islam. So I started rattling in my mind to get answer, but acquire nothing. So ...
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Can there be a feminist Muslim women?

How can one be a feminist and yet be a Muslim? I have seen some Muslim women who are feminists but pure feminists have given points from Quran to me trying to show a Muslim women can not be feminist. ...
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Does Islam agree with science on the Schrödinger's cat experiment?

In the Schrödinger's cat experiment, a cat is placed in a box, where there is a radioactive material which may decay in one hour or not decay at all. There is also a sensor, which if detects decay, ...
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what are the rights of un-married girls to choose husband in Islam?

please provide the answer and if possible the reference 1 : what rights does a girl has to choose her husband by her self ?? 2 : up to what limit and what right her parents have over her will ?? 3 ...
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Is blood money a religious or cultural practice, and would it apply in Indonesia?

There've been a couple of tweets about "blood money" and Indonesia, to do with impending executions by the Indonesian government of two members of the Bali Nine: From Father Bob Allowance is made/...
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Do people know of their death in advance?

According to people I used to hear that when a person who is going to die, he will come to know about it before 40 days of his death day? Is there any Islamic basis for this belief?
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Does Islam restrain/prohibit Jews from to pray in a mosque?

The Israeli government does not allow Jews to pray on the Temple-Mount, out of respect to the Muslim faith. This is enforced by Israeli police. So I was wondering, is it because it's against Islamic ...
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Cheating in academics and Islam

Is it haram to get to seek information for an exam from somebody who already took the exam? For example, me and my friend both took the same math exam. however she took it before me. Is it islamically ...
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Does Islam encourage me to do open source?

peace be upon you. As I am a Muslim, does islam encourage me to contribute (money and code) to open source software or games?
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Is it true that any haram food that we consume, our Dua's do not get accepted for 40 days?

Is it true that any haram food that we consume, our Dua's do not get accepted for 40 days? If so, where is the reference for this and does this include sheesha, smoking and other haram consumables?
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Why do we greet with “AS-SALA-MU-ALIKUM” instead of “SALA-MUN-ALY-KUM”?

In Sura Anam, ayat 54 Allah clearly instructs us to say "SALA-MUN-ALY-KUM" but we from our childhood all say "AS-SALA-MU-ALIKUM". Why and from where has this come into our practice? Can anybody help ...
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Shall we stop (or delay) our jobs when someone sneezes?

Some people believe that you ought to stop you works(acts) whenever you or somebody else sneezes. For instance this matter has mentioned in the following site as well. (www.asriran.com ) (Of course ...
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Are the heaven of the children (who die) the same as the main Jannah who Momenin go? (Shia view)

I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Mo'menin will go (I mean the children who die before the age of puberty). In truth, they will go to another place which is not as fantastic as ...
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Importance of Qul

I have read that there is no importance to Qul/Khatam or Barsi, but people do it. When someone do Qul of a deceased one, what should one recite? I don't know Arabic Quran so what else can I do? And if ...
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Problem in marrying a bohra girl [duplicate]

I am hindu. My girl friend is Bohra from Udaipur, India. We have a relation of 4 years. We asked her parents for our marriage. Following is their response "As per quoran- A bohra man can marry hindu ...