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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

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 ...
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Will houri be available to people in Jannat?

Salam, I have heard many times through many people that if one does follow all the necessary Islamic laws and happens to be placed in Jannat(heaven), then the man will receive hoor(Houri) (very ...
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Matters which are in doubt of being Haram or Halal?

Throughout a persons life we may encounter situations where we have to make choices and we may not be sure of these choices of being Halal or Haram, we may try and apply logic to apply this through ...
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what exactly being a muslim means?

Salam all , Can someone please give a brief answer containing a few major and main responsibility which is a must and sufficient enough to make a Muslim. please provide the reference as well.
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Does getting killed by a woman affect eligibility for 72 houris?

From Isil fanatics 'fear being killed by a woman will deprive them of virgins in paradise' The increasing number of female soldiers taking to the front line against extremists of the Islamic ...
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What is meant by “striking one another's necks” in the hadith

What is meant by "striking one another's necks" in the following hadith: It was narrated that Salamah bin Nufail al-Kindi said: "I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (SAW) when a man said: ...
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Why did the prophet take Counsel to his companions in martial and social affairs?

When the Holy Prophet was in contact with the Almighty Allah and he was the most wise and knowledgeable why did he need to take counsel to his companions in martial and social affairs?
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Why does Allah subject people to tests?

Allah says in the Holy Quran: الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ Who created death and life that He may try you — ...
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Why is an unbeliever impure?

What is the logic behind the Islamic point of view that followers of other religions, and in short the Kuffar (unbelievers) are impure.
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if any married couple have more than 12 children that breaks their marriage?

I have heard today that if any married couple have more than 12 children that breaks their marriage and they should do marriage once again. Please let us know according to Islamic law, Qur'an and ...
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Who is a martyr according to Islam?

What is the Islamic or Quranic definition of who is a martyr? What are the criterias required to be fulfilled in order to count a person as a martyr for Allah?
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Is there any basis to gift or present giving on specifically on Eid ul Fitr? [duplicate]

Is there any basis to gift or present giving on specifically on Eid ul Fitr? Please provide references from the Quran and Sunnah if any. Jazak Allah
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Is it permissible to raise our hands in salah? [duplicate]

I m a practicing Muslim and offen visit Saudi Arab for Umrah and Hajj and also vidits UAE for business, there I saw majority of peoples do Rfaidain(raising hands) in Namaz, When I come back and Offer ...
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Difference between Günah and kufr

what is difference between Günah گناہ and kufr كفر. Can some one explain with examples.
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Is Jihad Al-Nikah (جهاد النكاح) an Islamic rule?

I heard about Jihad Al-Nikah in television and radio, especially in the Syrian war which Saudi cleric gave a fatwa about it. Does it exist in Islam ?
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I have fast so can I do this?

I have fast so; Can I cut my nails? Can I cut my hairs? My father said that I can do but I need more detailed answer or yes or no. Also some says that when you have fast your whole body is in fast ...
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Is it Haraam to Play Board Games In Ramzan?

Is it Haraam to Play Board Games in the holy month of Ramzan like Ludo, Checkers, etc?? A friend of mine has said that he had heard that Rasool-Ullah(PBUH) prohibited all such games that do not ...
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What should be the minimum duration of istijmar?

My cousin said to me that he heard somewhere that it is required for men to do istijmar (dry cleaning private parts after bathroom) for a duration that is taken to walk 40 yards. The reason he said is ...
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Is there a prescribed punishment for eavesdropping on your spouse

If a husband consistently eavesdrops on his wife's phone calls with her family without her permission or knowledge and without any specific reason, is there a _shar`i) consequence for this? What about ...
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What is Islam view on engagement before marriage?

What is the concept of Fiancé/Fiancée in Islam ? I come from a pakistani background and I know many people who get engaged for 2/3 years and its acceptable in the culture too. But what does Islam say ...
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Eating onions can harm Angels?

One of my friend said a person must not enter mosque after eating onions. Because it can harm Angels. Is this true or can this be a cultural belief ? There are many hadiths about eating Garlic and ...
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Christian claims God spoke to bibilical prophets but never to Mohammad. Is it true?

"God spoke to Biblical prophets but never to Mohammad" (Gen 8:15 God spoke to Noah, Gen 24:7 to Abraham, Gen 31:11 to Jacob, Exo 6:2 to Moses, 1Sam 3:17 to Samuel, 2Sam 23:3 to David, etc...) ...
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Christian Accuse Prophet Mohammad admitted that he had revelation from satan

Mohammad admitted that he had revelation from satan (Sura 53:19-20) and devil would intrude into his recitation (Sura 22:52). [Surah 53:19-20 is a revelation from Satan in which two idols Al-Uzza and ...
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Is Ijtihad only for scholars?

I've come across many people claiming ijtihad can only be done by scholars. However I couldn't find a single Sahih hadith restricting Ijtihad to scholars. Anyone know where did this belief come ...
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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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What does “freedom” mean in Islam? [closed]

An atheist defines this word differently from a religious person. How does Islam define "freedom"?
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Why this ummat is granted as best ummat ever of human history?

So is there any special duty for this ummat? Can anyone please give quotation from hadith and Quran, thanks.
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Did ALLAH (SWT) asked us before sending us to earth?

I heard from someone that ALLAH(SWT) created us and then took some oath and sent us on earth. I don't know how authentic it is as I do not have any reference. Can someone shed some light on this?
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Why don't we have the power to decide if we should be born in this world or not?

My question is going to be straight and direct because I believe in asking it instead of keeping it with me. I think answers can convince a person to a huge extent and remove all the doubts that may ...
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Is it permissible to have a picture without the eye visible?

I know that pictures are not allowed in homes. But somebody told me it is permissible to hang a picture if you cannot see the eyes of the being. Anybody knows if that is true? The specific picture in ...
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Are taweez haram?

Some people say that Tawees are Haram. But I have also heard the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave a Hasan and Husain Taweez to protect them. Taweez is a piece of paper with Quranic verses and Duas ...
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Beliefs about sacrificing?

People use to say If this(condition) happen than I will give certain amount of money to poor, or I will fast for, for example 10 days. I want to know is it okay? Promising GOD that please do ...
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What is the source for ijaab (offering) and qabul (acceptance) in marriage?

[Kindly note that I'm only looking for the sunni view] During a nikah, I know with evidences that the khutbah (sermon) is done with certain verses from the Qur'aan and hadeeth. But I often find that ...
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Is it permissible to discuss and use worldly things inside the mosque?

As my title says, I have a feeling that discussing or conducting certain activities (such as studying, world related other things etc) related to the world isn't good while you're inside but what I ...
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Someone asked me to show him exact reference from quran and hadith that picture making is a sin

Muslim brothers and sisters, I was asked by a brother that he wants me to show him exact statement that stated picture making is a sin from Quran or Hadith, inshaa Allah, until then, he said he will ...
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Drinking a Dua?

When my Aunty was pregnant she would put this paper in some water and drink it. I am not sure what it was and why she would do it. The paper has writing and she would want to wash the writing off the ...
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Should we believe exorcism and spirit?

We know that after people die Angel of Death takes their spirit to another world. In the world today, we see that some people believe in exorcism and some times they say spirit going into a body. is ...
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Arabs and other nationalities

Do Arabs stand a better chance in getting into Heaven as the Holy Quran is written in Arabic? What i'm trying to ask is that, since they know Arabic and the Holy Quran is written in Arabic, isn't it ...
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What would be the practical steps towards helping a friend taking a decision to become a Muslim

Al Salam Alikum, I have a Christian friend who has a genuine interest in Islam, I would like to know what are the steps I can take in order to help her feel more secure regarding Islam, and ...
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Wrong spelling that may change meaning

Assalaam Aalaikum to all my brothers and sisters. In our day to day life, we chat Islamic words in English. For e.g Allahu Akbar and many more. Once I was chatting with my teacher and said ...
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What's the significance of placing one's right hand over the head after the prayer?

What is the significance of placing the right hand on one's head after the prayer? Is it a manner of praying/supplication? If so, how is it different from the usual raising of the palms and having ...
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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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Is it necessary to take-off the shoes while entering any religious place?

Is it necessary to take-off the shoes while entering any religious (Islamic) site/place e.g. a mosque? If so, why? I don't find the argument saying that is because it's unclean, technically correct. ...
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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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Term “Sunni Hanafi”

What does the term "Sunni Hanafi" mean and what are these divisions?
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Ask someone to take swear

My husband ask me to take swear that he wouldn't take tea from me as I was angry I said yes now he blaming me for taking the swear. But my point is no one should take swears by asking someone. What ...
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Is it mandatory for the bride to pierce her nose for marriage in Islam?

This is creating a difficult situation for me. My parent and relative asked me to do this but the bride doesn't want to. Is it mandatory for the bride to pierce her nose for wearing jewelry (nose ...
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How to handle anger on siblings?

Assalamualaikum! I get angry on my brothers or some times on sister or even on cousins for their behaviour with me. When they don't talk with me or when they don't care of my point of view or say me ...