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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way of distinguish true beliefs and practices in different of islamic sects exactly according prophet believe and do

i know islam are the last religion and mohammad is last messenger of allah but there are a lot of different sects in islam and all of them have different beliefs and doing islam practices different ...
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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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Is science compatible with Islam? [closed]

Is science compatible with Islam ?
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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?

If Allah has all the power and can do anything can he create something (e.g. a rock) that he himself can't lift? If the answer was no doesn't that mean that he is not able to do something which ...
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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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How to encourage people not to use living creatures pictures? [closed]

Islam is not giving permission for using living creatures pictures. Which has soul. Narrated Ibn Abbas: Abu Talha, a companion of Allah's Apostle and one of those who fought at Badr together with ...
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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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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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Grave arrangements

As a muslim, is it your own responsibility to make arrangements for your grave? Or can and should you leave it to others to sort out after you've passed away? For example, what if you live in a ...
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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 ...
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Is islam compatible with Capitalism

Capitalism is an economic system in which capital assets are privately owned and goods and services are produced for profit in a market economy. Source: ...
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Asking for forgivness

It seems that if a muslim sins, he should ask for forgiveness as Allah is the most forgiving. My question is, if you commit a sin and ask for forgiveness once, is that enough, or should you ask for ...
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Does reciting the 99 Names of ALLAH (swt) bring particular benefits?

I happened to visit a Islamic website 99 Names of ALLAH(swt) recently, and it had listed all the names of ALLAH (swt), with all the names there is a certain WAZIFA or say certain recitations, that if ...
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Concept of life in exchange of life in Islam

His life was at stake, then by Allah's permission, he was saved. Now he wants to sacrifice animal to please Allah because he believes it is recommended in Islam to sacrifice a life in exchange of the ...
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Why Muhammad is considered as messanger of God and peace

I am a Hindu who knows very little about Islam. Recently I read an article on Wikipedia about Conversion of non-Muslim places of worship into mosques. If Mohammad converted many religious places ...
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Huma Akbar bukhari

Asalam o alaikum. Great information I got from this page About islamic naming system. Further I want to know about my son name. His name is Rafay. Please tell me is it right from islamic point ...
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After someone dies

Does Islam have any procedures which family members are supposed to do after the death of one of their family members? For example, after the burial, I've heard that some people host Quranic ...
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What is the difference between a messenger and a prophet [duplicate]

Its just a re-post for whoever may search in english meaning, and here it is the QA page. What is the difference between NABI and RASUL?
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Was Ishmael the one to be sacrificed?

It is commonly believed among Muslims that Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Ishmael, even though Isaac is clearly named thus in the Old Testament. The Qur'an confirms the story of the ...
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Does 21:7 actually refer to taqlid?

In the Qur'an, God exhorts us to "ask the people of the message if you do not know. [al-'Anbya' 7]" Taken literally and in context, "the people of the message" in this ayah seems to be referring to ...
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Is the practice of “melting lead and pouring it into cold water over the head” from Islam?

There are some people that melt lead and pour it into cold water over a person's head believing that this would cure nazar and/or evil spiritual illness. If you don't understand what I mean, see this ...
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Why is the “crescent moon and star” being used as the symbol of Islam by some muslims?

Is star and crescent a symbol of Islam? Is it a tradition or is it mentioned in the Qur'an?
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What is the proof of the names of 4 great angels?

The name of Jibril (also know as "Gabriel" in English) and Mika'il are indeed written in Quran. But the names of Azrael and Israfil are not. How do we know actual names of these angels? Did we Muslims ...