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'Practical Islam' is putting Islam to practice, and applying it in everyday life. Note that Islam came as a practical, applicable religion for all times, places, and peoples .

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What is Role of Satan in Sin?

People often say that "I did this sin because Satan lead me to do" or Satan is responsible for our bad things and sins etc... My Question is. When Satan rejected to do Sajjdah to Human(Adam A.S) ...
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From a 'Sunni' perspective, would it be permissible for a 'Sunni' to pray in a 'Shia' Masjid? [duplicate]

Of course, there are various forms of Shi'ism.. with varying practices amongst them. To simplify the question, would it be allowed for me to pray in a 'Twelver Shia' Masjid? Assuming that it does not ...
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How to positively and politely avoid eye contact with the opposite sex in non-Muslim societies?

I live in Jordan (Arabic and Muslim country) and I'm traveling to USA. There's one issue to me that people there expects eye contact during conversation, which is something I don't do - as part of ...
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Why sins always seems delicious and attractive?

Why Sins always seems attractive, like its far easy to tell lie but not truth. because some time truth hurts people. Its difficult to say prayer but easy to watch movie. A person even try to ...
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Can one earn profit from act that is to do for the sake of Allah or our deen?

I heard that if someone doing something for the sake of Allah ONLY, one should not earn any worldly profit from it, while the otherwise statement as well. However, neither of them that I saw any ...
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buying a lost iphone from someone

My friend want to sell an iphone to me. He claims, he found it lost on a plane. My friend is non-muslim and he used this phone for some time now he plans to sell it I am buying it from my friend with ...
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Can I pray in this shirt?

I have a shirt which I got from a metal concert from a band that I enjoy. On the back of the shirt some of the song lyrics are printed which say "We are worshipping the gods that keep twisting our ...
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will crying increase the probability of Dua granting?

I want to know if there is any relation between crying and praying?(from the viewpoint of Islam) And will the probability of prayers granting be increased by crying?
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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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Similarities between Hinduism and Islam

Hinduism and Islam are two great religions in the world. There are a lot of misconceptions about both of these religions. There have been a number of conflicts between the followers of these ...
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What is Circle “Daira” in islamic point of view

Here in our area and in some other old villages people do Circle "Daira" to find something which is missing/stolen or somebody who is missing and they says that they can know what is its condition. I ...
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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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Is there “CHANCE (LUCK)” according to Islam?

Many of times, you can hear that plenty of people use the word 'Chance' in their talking, even in their believing. For example if a person won an award in a bank or lottery, afterwards other people ...
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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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Is it Haram to work in Bank?

I was wondering would it be haram to work in a bank as the banks profits are a result of interest which is haram in Islam, if it is haram would that mean it would be haram even if a person acquired a ...
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Who is entitled to appoint the ruler of an Islamic government? [duplicate]

As Muslims there is no doubt that we will all be accountable for each and every one of our deeds: يا بُنَيَّ إِنَّها إِنْ تَكُ مِثْقالَ حَبَّةٍ مِنْ خَرْدَلٍ فَتَكُنْ في‏ صَخْرَةٍ أَوْ فِي ...
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Are Pringles Halal or Haram?

I just wanted to confirm whether Pringles and Knorr products are halal or Haram, because recently a friend told me that they were Haram because in pringles used e471 so I just want to confirm it that ...
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Do we have to pray as soon as the time for prayer comes?

Do we have to pray as soon as it is a valid time to do so or we have the whole time between two prayers (lets say for example its time to pray Duhr but I prayed befor Asr starts in 30 mins). Another ...
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Is bathing/swimming without covering the whole body permitted for women?

I know that in many cultures it's normal, for women, to cover up your whole body when you want to swim indoors, outdoors or just want to use the bathtub. What I'm wondering about is if there's ...
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Is a contagious Muslim exempt from Haj?

It seems that Saudi Arabia is denying men from Ebola-infected areas entry: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/guinea-west-africa-ebola-havoc-worst-hit-death-toll-dis-2014817221533942276.html ...
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Do we have to lower our gaze towards female charaters in books,animation,etc.?

Do we have to lower our gaze towards towards female characters in animations,games and books? Or just in real life?
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How to be a proper Imam in a congregation of fardhu correctly? (Leading of Prayers)

Assalamu Alaikum all I'm new here and I can't find any questions that is related to "How to be an Imam." Just would like to establish that my question is here for my own setting (and hopefully for ...
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Inappropriate behaviour, using the internet [closed]

My daughter has recently reverted to Islam. She is using 'Skype' to talk to a Muslim man who lives in another country, she calls him her 'boyfriend', and says they are in love. She has told me they ...
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Is praying in a Mosque Fard?

Asalam-o-Alaikum My dear brothers, The country I currently live in does not allow for a Call to prayers to be made, therefore according to the below hadith, is my prayer Invalid at home or is it ...
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Is deleting something islamic okay?

I am also user here and always answer some questions if needed. I also use a site which lets me download Qur'an ayah in image format. Now I have used it for answering purpose so the purpose is ...
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Is it okay to say یا رسول الله

It is okay to say یا رسول الله. The word "یا" means "O" which only can be used if somebody is in front of you. If I say "یا الله" then it is okay because Allah is everywhere so I can say this but ...
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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (shia view)

Allah, the exalted, says in the noble Quran as such: وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ ﴿٧٩﴾ وَإِذَا مَرِ‌ضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ ﴿٨٠ "And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink;And ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

My parent's neighbors are Muslim. We are not. The neighbors' daughter in law just gave birth to their first grandchild, a little girl who is named Fatima. In the US, one gives a gift for a new baby. ...
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How can people pray in space?

I have been wondering about the interpretation of scholars regarding praying in an environment rather then earth. For example today there already astronauts living on the space station for months. Or ...
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nikah before civil marriage?

I have converted to Islam 8 years ago but my husband does not hold the same religious beliefs. He is Sikh. I stopped all marital relations and it began to divide us greatly. He is rather prejudiced ...
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What does quran say about watching series?

What does Islam say about watching a series only once a day without getting addicted to it ?
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Which Salwat “صلوات” is correct?

Have you ever come across this Hadith: حدثنی سعید ابن یحیی: خدثنا ابی:حدثنا مسعر عن الحکم عن ابن ابی لیلی عن کعب ابن عجره (رضی الله عنه): قیل یا رسول الله! اما السلام علیک فقد عرفناه، فکیف ...
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May Allah let us go to the prophet Muhammad' s ( pbuh) tomb for seeking tranquility?

In Surah Baqrah , verse 248 , we read : وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ آيَةَ مُلْكِهِ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمُ التَّابُوتُ فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِّن رَّ‌بِّكُمْ وَبَقِيَّةٌ مِّمَّا تَرَ‌كَ آلُ مُوسَىٰ ...
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What was the reason given by Ali RA to make truce with Muawiya? [closed]

This book by Ibadi Muslims who are the modern descendants of the Naharwanis(also called as Khawarijites by their opponents) assert that Ali RA was mistaken in requiring to do truce with Muawiya when ...
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Is it possible for a person to become Hypocrite(Munafiq) without himself knowing so?

It is clear that in today's time all those who are Muslims irrespective of sects really believe Muhammad (pbuh) as a prophet hence they can't be the kind of Munafiq(Hypocrite or double-crosser) at ...
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Concept of Raza(permission) of Imam in Islam

Is Raza(permission) of authoritative leader \caliph\ Imam required to lead prayers in Islam? Assuming the leader \Amir exists among us.
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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

The current fasting times in the England are from 2:30am until 9:40pm. I have a full time job, a pregnant wife and a 15 month old child. My wife and I go to sleep at 10 as our daughter is up at 6:30 ...
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Is it haraam to draw an eye?

Is it haraam to draw an eye? Just an eye and no face? Answers on the internet are varying. If yes, why? I tried searching on the internet but no luck.
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Is it haraam to chat with girls on internet? [duplicate]

Is it haraam to chat with girls on internet? Once I used to play a game, in which I made friends with a person. I later found out that she was a Muslim girl, that too from Saudi Arabi. When I asked ...
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Use of embryo stem cells: Is Islam against it?

Assalamualaikum, I'm involved in a personal work in which I have to do a presentation on tissue regeneration using embryo cells. In the presentation there are a part of biology and a second part of ...
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Haram property of others, like alcohol or .. in your hand!

I wanted to know if there is any responsibility over you if by accident you encounter a Haram material which belongs to others but you can destroy it or have the ability to destroy it. This can be ...
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Parents vs Wife — how to satisfy both of them

Assalamualaikum. Hello brothers and sisters in Islam. Last year I have come to UK for MS studies, it is a one year course, Insallah only three months have left for the course completion. I am ...
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In states that have welfare funded through taxation is Zakat still obligatory?

Zakat, as I understand it is for funding charity to the poor in the Ummah. If one however lives in a state which has welfare funded through taxation, and one is a tax-payer, is it still neccessary to ...
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Is God testing me now in compensation for my sins?

Ever since I asked Allah to forgive all of my past, present, and future sins, I'm enduring more hardship and feeling more unhappy. I read that God would test us in compensation for our sins. If that's ...
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Is it right or wrong - “Assalamualaikum”?

Some days ago, I came to know that "Inshallah" is wrong and the correct one is "In shaa Allah". Similarly, Are these right or wrong? Assalamualaikum. Jazak Allahu Khairun. Alhamdulillah. Subhan ...
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Should I make Qasar & jamma' if I move in-between city or islands in the same country?

I do know that when travelling more than a said distance it is permissible to perform Jammu(combining 2 prayers) and Qasar(shortening prayers) accordingly as per the guidance. But what I would like to ...
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Non-Mahram communication via sms, email, facebook, social gatherings

Assalamu Alaikum, I know we cant talk with non-Mahram but the fact is when we are studying at a college its however impossible so we are advised limit the communication to only what is important and ...
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Question regarding Qasr(shortening the prayers) for someone working in another city

I live in a city called Lahore and I was able to find a job in another city called Mianwali (430 Kms away). After moving there, I used to visit my family weekly or fortnightly (12 ~ 13 days). Should I ...
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Picture of engaged spouse

Is it allowed in islam to keep a photo of engaged spouse and look at it whenever groom likes? i know there is no concept called engagement but somehow in our case this has happened, so wondering is it ...
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Speaking during sex

Is it allowed to talk with spouse during the sexual intercourse ? i have heard as its not good to talk. and is there any dua (invocation) to be recited before having intercourse every time and any ...