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Meaning and purpose of life in Islam?

Lately I have been really disappointed by my life. Nothing goes as I have planned and I fail in almost everything I do. I feel like I am failing in this life and as I am not a good Muslim (I do not ...
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Why creation of universe in 6 days

Why did it take Allah 6 days to create the universe? I know that Allah is independent of time, but I have trouble understanding why the creation of the universe took as long as it did. Please help ...
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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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Cult you have all in jannah? [duplicate]

In Jannah, can you ask for your own universe or universes? where you create it's start, end, energy, physics, laws, creatures etc, and your own judgements to end your creations if you wish to? ...
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will it possible to have in jannah your own galaxy or universe?

it came my mind and i want ask that it is possible to wish or have your own galaxy or even your own universe in jannah? as it possible that jannah is located one multiverse or parallel universe? as ...
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Does the Devil has wife & children? Where do they live?

Where does the Devil live? Does he have family?
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Creation of new universe after dooms day

Is there any possibility of creating new universe after dooms day. What does Islam say about this?
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Gambling is haram, but how is investing different from gambling

please explain to me how is investment a different thing to do than gambling... both can... make you profit or cause loss depend on skill and chance. be very risky and very likely to be profitable. ...
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Love someone for sake of Allah

Assalamu alaikum wr wb, Can someone explain what is love someone for sake of Allah? Jazakallahu khairan
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Veganism and Islam

Veganism /ˈviːɡənɪzəm/ is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of ...
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Does the right side have a higher status than the left?

Be it the hand, the leg or any other part of the body, the right hand side always, AFAIK, takes a higher status, preference or position in terms of positivity then the left. E.g.: For the right ...
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Why are the Panjatan-e-Pak distinctly spoken of?

The Panjatan-e-Pak, from an Islamic perspective, are highly revered by majority of the Islamic Schools and are spoken of quite distinctly (based on observation and various other sources). What is the ...
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How should one read the bible as a muslim?

Jesus is a prophet in Islam but the Bible is said to be either corrupted or superseded by the Quran. In that case is it forbidden to read the Bible; or if can read it how should it be interpreted?
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Does Islam explain the purpose behind the Archangel Jibril having wings?

In the Wikipedia page on Islamic views of angels, it's mentioned that they're messengers with wings. Does Islam offer an explanation for the purpose behind these wings?
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Wanting someone as wife

If an unmarried man knows a woman who is beautiful but not pious and does lots of sins. The man does not love her or anything and does not look at her anymore either. But he cannot forget the beauty ...
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Questions about Satan

These questions were asked from a none-believer person, I really couldn't answer him because of my lack of knowledge: If satan helps humans to make a mistake, who made Satan made his mistake? Satan ...
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100 times more sex in paradise?

I find the following very concerning: A man will be given the strength of a hundred men to eat, drink, feel desire and have sexual intercourse. “Verily, the dwellers of Paradise, that Day, ...
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Kalam Cosmological argument

Is the kalam cosmological argument the only argument cited by Muslim philosophers in support of causation and creationism (belief in creator\God) what are some other arguments to support it? Did any ...
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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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Are angels free-willed, perfectly ethical beings?

The Qur'an was told to Muhammad PBUH by an angel, who says that they do not ever disobey Allah swt. Surah 66:6 O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel ...
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Where can I find the tafsir of Avicenna?

Corbin, in his History of Islamic Philosophy quotes from the Tafsir of Avicenna, on Surah 113: I seek refuge in the Lord of Day break (verse 1). Avicenna writes: This means: I seek refuge ...
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Does the quran have multiple meanings?

Take any given verse from the Quran. Do muslims believe that each and every verse in the quran has a very specific single meaning just like a normal book, or can verses have multiple meanings, and/or ...
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Is there free will of faith according to Islam?

We can only believe in Allah by permission of Allah. وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَآمَنَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ كُلُّهُمْ جَمِيعًا ۚ أَفَأَنتَ تُكْرِهُ النَّاسَ حَتَّىٰ يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ And had your ...
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What is the islamic definition of “Excessive”?

What exactly does "excessive" mean in Islam? For example, lets imagine we have 2 people, person 1 and person 2: Scenario 1: Person 1 makes $1000 a month, but in one of those months he spends $600 ...
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Punishments in the Islamic religion

Before you read the rest, I want to clarify that I hate parents who physically and mentally punish their children. I feel that Islam agrees with this, i.e. hitting/beating children to crazy extents ...
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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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Why is Alcohol not permitted in Islam

I understand that as muslims, you believe that absolutely nothing happens without the will of Allah. For example, if you take painkiller, it will only work if Allah wills it. What I don't understand ...
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Is Islam geared towards the poor?

I've been reading some stuff about Islam, I have been going to Islamic type forums and I have managed to build up a very general picture about Islam and Muslims in general. That picture seems to be ...
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basic replies to anti islamic bigotry

I think is a question i can ask on Islam, and correct me if I'm wrong (first time here) but last night i had a room-mate who was spouting off a lot of anti Islamic hate speech, things along the lines ...
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Does Shaitan (Satan) entice Non Muslims?

It is confirmed that Shaitan dissuades Muslim into doing wrong things. Does Satan entice non Muslims also into doing wrong things, if yes in what way? Also does Satan entice Christians and Jews also ...
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Does marriage play a role in a person's provision?

Does marriage play a role in a person's provision? Can it make you rich or poor?
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How does Islam balance worship with other activities?

Is there a balance in how Muslims are encouraged to live their lives between worship and other pursuits? I am looking for answers that cover the following points: The relationship between worship, ...
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Passing Criteria on Judgement Day: What If someone meets only one requirement?

Let me start with this Hadith. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah said: “A man who weeps for fear of Allah will not enter Hell until the ...
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What does “Ummah” mean in Islam?

What does Ummah mean in Islam as we know there are many different groups with different ideas about Islamic rules which call themselves Muslim so how can you call it Ummah?
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How fragmented is the Islam religious group?

There are many, many, many groups that all say they are Christian yet they have such differing views on what that is that they will not worship together. Is Islam the same? Roughly, how many groups of ...
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Going beyond the 5 known senses?

In the Jewish religion, there are some who practice something called kabbalah, I don't mean the celebrity stuff, but the real kabbalah. Here's a quick overview: ...
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is there a work that lists Good qualities and defines how to attain them

is there a work that lists Good qualities like taqwa, haya, sabr and defines and elaborates on how to attain them, in English. For example Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the ...
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Is Being Judgemental based on Quran Hadith Allowed?

A Muslim judging between right and wrong is not the same as Allah’s judgement and both should be kept separate from each other. Allah knows what people think and what their intentions are. We don’t. ...
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Women will break if straightened?

What does this hadith mean, which is apparently agreed apon by Muslim and Bukhari: Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Treat women ...
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How can God create without determining the outcome?

If God is the first cause and God really created everything, how can our actions not be caused by him? But on the other hand, if our actions must have been determined by Him, then how is this ...
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To what extent does Islam identify credit for lineage?

Derived from this Question and this Answer is a question about the intrinsic credit of lineage in the view of Allah. We already know something about this from Qur'aan: إِنَّ اللَّـهَ اصْطَفَىٰ ...
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How does Islam prove the existence of the life of the world to come?

I have three questions: What is the basis for the Islam belief in the World to Come? i asked same question here: http://judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23376/2188
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As you sow so shall you reap

Does the quran have quotes which are similar to the following quote from the Christianity religion? As you sow so shall you reap.
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Why do mosques use geometric tessellations as decoration?

An argument for this; is that they cannot rely on representational art, as is done in Hindu & Christian tradition. It would be disobeying the Quranic command against idols. In, a positive sense, ...
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The Quran is commonly said to be the “Uncreated Speech of Allah”, what does this mean?

Obviously the Qur'an is printed on paper; and bound into books. It does not refer to the physically wrapping. Also, Allah has no human attribute; when we say Allah is merciful; it is a faint ...
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How does Islamic Theology solve the problem of evil that so plagues Christian Theology?

The problem of evil: How does an infinitely merciful & compassionate Allah create an evil Shaitan to plague us every day of our lives?
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Are dreams real? What Islam says about this?

Does dream have keys to hidden truth? Are they real? Do they have clues for future events? If yes, is every person's dream real or is it only pious people whose dreams are real? What about a non ...
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Why does Allah use prophets to spread his message to humanity?

Through out the ages, Allah has sent prophets amongst mankind to spread his message of compassion, mercy and obedience to his will. But this system is open to abuse by the unworthy among men, ...
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How are Muslims to tell the difference between a true and a false prophet?

When a person claims they are seeing the angel Gabriel giving them a message from Allah, there are a number of possibilities: The experience is real. This person is sincere, but experiencing a ...
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Do muslims consider jews/judaism to associate a partner with Allah?

I understand the view Muslims have of Christians where they associate Jesus as a partner with Allah. I am unsure why Jews would be considered in the same situation as Christians as I thought they ...