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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?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 the islam justify to circumcise their people?

All people are designed and created by god. How does the islam justify to alter that design by circumcising people? Yes in the past it prevented diseases where hygiene was bad but nowdays it should ...
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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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Investing in Gold online

I have been trading online specifically in Gold. Is it considered physical trading? or paper trading? Is it Halal or Haram!
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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 ...
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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. (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 ...
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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 — ...