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As an atheist, what awaits me after death?

I'm putting together a Pascal's wager piece of sorts, and wanted to see what modern religions think atheists deserve. So if Islam pans out to be the one true religion, what'll happen to me (an ...
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What happen to people who have never heard of Islam?

Why a man is send to hell because he is not a believer of Islam. Imagine this man is a good man in earth and did some good things. Imagine this man is from Australia and he chose his religion based ...
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What happens after judgement day?

I am having this doubt which is bothering me a lot. What happens after the judgment? I know people will be given heaven or hell based on their action on earth. But what happens next?
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What is there that could bring together all Muslims? [closed]

My question may not seem very clear, so I will try to explain: Islam is mainly Sunites and the Chiites, as I understand it. The differences between these two faiths seem irreconcilable, at least to ...
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Jizya: Consequences for refusal of non-Muslims to pay

What are the consequences for non-Muslims living in a Muslim state if they refuse to pay the Jizya? According to Sahih Muslim: If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they ...
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How does an apostate “rebecome” a Muslim again?

If someone leaves Islam, either for a short of a long period of time, and later wants to come back and repent, what are the necessary steps? Should he just repent to Allah (as other sins)? Or should ...
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Can a muslim cook pig meat?

If someone asks for my help to cook something that has pig meat, can I help this person? I'm not going to eat, just going to help cook the food.
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Is my Islamic marriage still legal?

Salam, I am a non muslim American female living in the West. I married a Moroccan muslim man here in the states 10 years ago. He was already here on a lottery VISA so he didn't need me for a green ...
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Position of Islam on birth of life

I'm not Muslim, and I know almost nothing about Islam, but in a few days, I'll have to give a talk on my scientific activities in a tunisian school. I am a biologist and I specialize in understanding ...
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May a Muslim attend an intermarriage?

Is it permitted for a Muslim to attend a wedding where a Muslim woman marries a non-Muslim man? Does attending such a marriage indicate support for the wedding?
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Can a non-Muslim have sex with her Muslim spouse after the Ramadan fast has broken?

Ok we have been married for six months now. Ramadan starts tomorrow and my husband just told me last week, that we can not have sex due to the fact that I'm not muslim, I'm anglican. So I was just ...
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Propaganda, predisposition and belief

Related to this question. Now look at a slightly different case. Take the example of my grandma in China. She was from the era where people wholehearted support the communist regime. Throughout ...
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Implication of verse 28 from Surah Al-Imran (HQ 3:28)

I was wondering about the verse from the Qur'an (http://quran.com/3/28): "Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with ...
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Who and when one is called as kafir?

I keep hearing a lot of this word and am interested to know who and when one is referred to as kafir? How he is treated by Islam?
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defectors must be killed?

In an Islamic state governed by sharia law, if a person finds Islam no longer believable and defects from the islam religion, not performing any of the spiritual worship requirements such as Salavat 5 ...
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Can Jews and Christians be taken as friends?

Can Jews and Christians be taken as Awliyaa(friends) as per Quranic verse 5:51 : O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for your awliya : they are but awliya of ...
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How does Islam view atheists?

Someone who is not willing to believe in Islam and is not willing to have anything to do with religious matters. How does Islam regard such a person?
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Does the evil eye only affect muslims?

I've been taught and I have also read that the evil eye is real. What I don't understand is that there are many many extremely rich and wealthy non Muslims, who many many people will envy. Why don't ...
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Why is Jizya necessary if there is no compulsion of religion?

It is mentioned in the Qur'an (9:29) that, Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the ...
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Celebrating non-islamic religious festivals

Is it acceptable for muslims to mark festivals of other religions (particularly, given the time of year, Christmas)? Does our acceptance of these 'holy days' give legitimacy to beliefs which, as ...
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Using the name of Allah or God in public in non-Muslim countries?

It is very recommended in Islam to start everything with the name of Allah. So starting the letters, books or presentations with name of Allah is very common. But it has been a question for me that is ...
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Is a Muslim man allowed to shake hand with a non-Muslim woman or vice versa?

There are many cases, specially for the Muslims living in non-Muslim countries, that a non-Muslim woman draws her hand towards a Muslim man to greet him with shaking hands, or a non-Muslim man tries ...
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Can a temporary (mut'ah) marriage be conducted between two non-Muslims?

Wikipedia's article on Nikah mut'ah mentions that like a permanent marriage, it can't be conducted between a Muslim male and a non-Abrahmic-religion female, or between a non-Muslim male and a Muslim ...
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How do I greet a Muslim man in a letter referencing Eid?

Sorry for coming with such a lame question but this is the first place I thought of when the idea came to my mind, and it is not just a question for questions sake but I really do need some advice. I ...
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Are all of the laws in the Quran/Haddith/Islam relevant to modern (western) society?

I have been reading a book about Muhammad (pbuh) and have learnt, I am sure only a little, about Islam and the culture and times back then. It seems to an unlearned man like myself that the laws were ...
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Does halal meat become haram when prepared by a non-Muslim?

I was reading The Issue of Halal Meat, which is linked to in an answer to this question. Towards the end, it claims The law concerning meat is so strict that even if the meat leaves the sight of ...
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Why should Islam be given special treatment when it comes to religious sensitivity? [closed]

For the sake of full disclosure, I am a former muslim turned atheist and am asking this because I genuinely would like to see how muslims justify what is happening at the moment. As a former muslim ...
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How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled?

Does the Quran or Hadith give any guidance on how to handle the case of a Non-Muslim who insults the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?
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ṣalawāt upon prophets - for the reader, the writer, or both?

This should be an easy one... I am not Muslim, but I am fascinated by religion and try to read etc on the major religions. I am unclear, however, about the correct use of ṣalawāt ("PBUH" etc) when ...
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The external perception of Islam

I don't know if this question is too imprecise to be answerable; if people think so, let me know and I'll delete it... From the outside, Islam has quite a... reputation. Firstly, I should note that I ...
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“As-Salāmu `Alaykum” for non-Muslims?

Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with "As-Salāmu Alaykum" (Peace be upon you) or respond with "wa alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh" (may peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon ...
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Can Muslims allow non-muslims to touch mushaf?

A Muslim cannot touch mushaf without wudu. What if a non-muslim sees someone reading Qur'an and wants to hold it? Can Muslim allow him to hold Qur'an, or is it not allowed since that person can't ...
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Eating from non-Muslims?

What prompted to do ask this question is that last week when I was at the school the teacher offered the students some candy after he came back from his vacation. He is Buddhist. I thanked him and sat ...
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Do non-Muslims have chance to go to Paradise?

Should people die as Muslim to get the chance for going Paradise? If they do not die as Muslim, will they punished in the hell forever?
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Is it allowed to say “May Allah be merciful to him” for non-Muslim deads/livings?

I was told that it's not allowed to say "May Allah be merciful to him" رحمه الله for Non-Muslim deads. Well, while I know we can say that for both livings and deads, I didn't know that it's not ...
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Is the joining of a non-Muslim in a jama'a salat allowed?

If a non-Muslim wanted to join a Muslim in his prayer, would it be allowed ? And would it be counted as Salat Jama'a for the Muslim ?
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Can non-Muslims enter a Mosque or prayer room?

Are non-Muslims allowed to enter a prayer room and pray? I am asking this because I have seen non-Muslims come into a Muslim prayer room before.
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What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer?

I've heard different opinions about this issue, What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer? What if the man claims he'd covert to Islam to be able to marry the Muslim woman? ...
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Is praying for non muslims allowed in Islam?

Can a Muslim pray for a non Muslim? As far as I know when a Muslim sneezes if someone tells him "Yarhamkom Allah" he can reply by saying "Yahdekom Allah wa yosleh balakom" to him. Are some prayers ...
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Is it haraam to have non-Muslim friends?

I have heard conflicting information on what place a Non-muslim holds in a Muslim's life. Are they brothers/sisters, or are they infidels to be avoided? Is a Muslim allowed to be friends or maintain ...
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Why are Muslim women prohibited from marrying non-Muslims while Muslim men are allowed to?

Muslim women are not allowed under any circumstances to get married to a non-Muslims including Christians and Jews (Ahlul Kitab). While Muslim men are allowed to marry non-Muslim women if they were ...