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Can I marry a Muslim girl?

I am from India.I am an orthodox hindu who doesn't even eat meat? But I want to marry a pakistani girl who is Muslim because I love her.So how can I make it happen ?
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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 ...
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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 instruct 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. ...
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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 The Significance Of Raising The Index Finger In Islam; Not Specifically In Prayer?

I am not Muslim, but I have noticed in the media that the index finger is often raised by some Muslims when speaking and this seems to have more significance than just emphasising the point, as ...
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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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Can Zam-Zam water turn ordinary water into Zam-Zam water?

I've heard that, if even some droplets of Zam-Zam water is mixed with ordinary waters the mixture will have the qualities of Zam-Zam water. In fact, the ordinary water turns into Zam-Zam water if it ...
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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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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 ...