Sharia (Islamic Law) based on the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah.

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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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Can we eat the food which comes from a religious celebration or festival

Can we eat the food which is kept in front of idols. In my company after celebrating the festivals (some fruits or coconut in front of idols)they give it to all the employees Is it halal?. In the ...
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how to calculate jewlry zakat while in debt?

My husband and me recently bought a house and staying there.But since we couldn't manage the full price of that house so we we took bank loan based on our salaries.50% of the price of that house is ...
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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 at the time of the Prophet (pbuh). ...
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What is the punishment for watching movies and looking at a girl in islaam?

I know that if you see something wrong that is movies or to a (numuharram) girl unintentionally and you move away you'r eye's from that then there is no punishment and it will not be considered as ...
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is trading stock/index options haram?

i recently started trading stock options last month and made a healthy profit (percentage wise :) ). i want to know is option trading allowed in Islam ? EDIT: while searching for answer i came ...
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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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Under Sharia law, if a muslim became an apostate but then reverted back becoming a muslim again, would the apostate still be sentenced to death?

I'm just wondering whether if you still are or not, I think that would so unfair if he/she is still be killed.
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Are non Muslims allowed to pray Congregational Salat in Mosques [duplicate]

Non Muslims have asked me to pray salat in Mosques , for the purpose of Dawah I really took the person to Mosque and showed him how to pray and he joined the congregational prayer, Is this correct to ...
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divorce in islam

I m separated from my husband since 12 years he did not divorce me but in the court he said in front of the judge: "I have divorced her but she is denying it". What is my status in Islam. What about ...
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Is it allowed to deal with dogs as a veterinarian and what are the rules in regards to this?

I am a student in high school and have been considering becoming a veterinarian for some time now. It has occurred to me that if I were to become a vet I would most likely have to work with dogs. Is ...
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Is it permissible to dye my hair with black henna?

I have some grey hair. Is it permissible to dye my hair with black henna? Someone said black henna is permissible. Because it doesn't include ammonia (godrej).
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Is there a distinction in obligations between a Muslim and a non-Muslim?

Most of my knowledge is about Judaism. Within Judaism, it is not considered necessary for all non-Jews to convert to Judaism. Consequently, non-Jews do not have to follow all 613 of the laws in the ...
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Should women marry the rapist according to Islam?

I'm so confused. Is there any source for this ruling from Hadith or Quran. link 1 link 2 Is this part of the Islamic sharia Law?
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Is it permissible to pursue a career in pastry and baking, if it might involve using alcohol while learning in class?

It's long been my dream to be a pastry chef. I haven't told my parents yet, but I recently told my older brother. He respected my interests, but he doesn't completely welcome the idea. He pointed out ...
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Do the caliphs have the right to alter an Islamic ruling established by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?

Do Prophet's successors have the right to alter or abolish parts of Prophet's Sunnah or Sharia Law? The second caliph Umar bin al-Khattab (رضی الله عنه), for example, is known for having forbidden ...
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Is it permissible to have a girlfriend without having physical contact with her?

At my university there is a girl that I love and I want to marry in the future. Can I be in relationship with her, If we keep ourselves away from sin. Knowing that this girl is muslim, she practices ...
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Is watching cartoons Haram?

When I was a kid, I have watched a lot of cartoons. Now I don't have time to watch it. But I have many friends who are still watching it, post a picture and video on their social network and always ...
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Ibn Taymiyyah and Apostasy Law

I've often heard it said that in Ibn Taymiyyah's opinion, apostasy (without involving seditious acts) is a crime for which there is no earthly punishment. I haven't seen a reference for this though. ...
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Where does 2.5% Zakat come from?

I was hoping that this information is in the Quran but I could not find it. Apparently the Quran only says, Pray Salat and give Zakat. Where does this value come from? Are there any variation in it ...
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what is a bidah (bid-ah), the definition and the way to identify it?

I've read a lot about bid-ah here and other places, but it seems there is no definite meaning for it as someone expands it to anything new even innovations in technology and saying there are good ...
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Why in Islam there are prescriptions regarding health? but not Penicillin?

There are rules in Islam like brushing teeth, being clean, avoiding dead animals and taking bath regularly and not fasting when it's harmful. Am I right to assume that such things exists in Islam ...
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Opening the door of the house during salah

Suppose the husband is knocking at the door, and the wife is performing her obligatory salah, so she is unable to open the door which is opposite to qibla. What is the Islamic ruling in such a case? ...
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Islamic definition of ownership

Stealing is obviously wrong, and disallowed in Islam. However there are still some questions I have (because I cant see how to make them generic, I have phrased them as examples) and would like well ...
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is life insurance halal in Islam which is based on Takaful method?

i know normal life insurance is haram which is provided by traditional interest/riba/gambling based banking company. but if life insurance provided by any Islamic bank then will it be halal where ...
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is google adsense earning halal in Islam?

you know any website can connect with google adsense and can publish advertisement through google adsense. and in this way website owner can earn money(google takes money from advertisement ...
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wearing animal hair or skin during salat?

I heard that if even a single hair of a Carnivore animal(even a cat) or one died in a Haram way be on your clothes; it will make your Salat not acceptable, any confirmation with references please?
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Tafsir 2:178 Sura al-Baqara, what dose '..female for the female..' means? [duplicate]

I maybe read this ayah many times but I didn't noticed it very well, until last night, me and my friend which he don't believe in anything. He told me: Suppose I killed your wife or your sister, ...
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Why Muslim Clerics forbade trip to Mars?

I recently heard on NPR that Clerics issued an fatwa that forbids going to Mars. If it is taboo why?
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Hajj/Umrah from Bank Salary

Assalam O Alaikum, Can me and my family perform hajj/umrah from the money which I earned from Bank job? Regards, SAM
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Who must govern on Muslims?

Who must govern on Muslims? Does the person who is chosen to govern must be appointed from Allah? Does he must be righteous , just, impartial and scientist ? or anyone can be ,even the person who ...
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Rules about wearing jewelry by men

I know it is Haram for men to wear gold, how about platinum, or say diamond. Is that Haram too?
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Rules regarding dating woman before marriage

I know that there are certain norms in Islam that has to be followed while meeting people of the other sex. Now in situation when you are to decide whom to marry, how do you go on discussing this ...
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Can a Muslim women pursue a career in medicine (Islamically acceptable)?

As a high school student I am extremely confused about the compromise between religion and occupation. I'm aware that there are guidelines for this but say you wanted to do nursing or medical school, ...
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Is the extra cost incurred by buying through monthly premium considered riba? [duplicate]

I am trying to buy a new Mobile phone in a shop, but I don't have enough money to buy it as cash. He offered me something else called Monthly premium. This Monthly premium is good for me, but the ...
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What does Islam say about artificial organs and body parts?

Assalamu alaykum, In recent months, there has been much talking in the news about scientific and technological advances like creating artificial blood using stem cells, artificial heart transplants, ...
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This salary is halal or haram?

I'm working in a golf club as a security supervisor. There is a bar in golf club like golf club makes money from landscape,Bar and Golf.At the end of month they mix this all money & give the ...
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Does woman need four witnesses to prove rape in Sharia law

This has provoked me as it is being used in different ways as a jock material from non-Muslims. What I understand is Sharia law, made it almost impossible to prove adultery by either requesting four ...
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Is it preferable that a Muslim living in a secular democracy try to make it an Islamic state, rather than move to a Islamic state?

In this question asking if a Muslim living in a democracy should turn it into an Islamic state, most of the answers seem to agree that the answer is yes, they should. But my question is, why is this ...
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what are the preconditions for cutting hands of theif

if someone is found to be guilty of theft.there applies islamic law concerning theft; that the hand should be cut off from the wrist joint. “[As for] the thief, the male and the female, ...
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Why are pilgrimages or tours to other than the three mosques prohibited?

Abu Sa'id narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s) said: You are not supposed to travel except for the visitation {ziyarah} of three mosques: Masjid al-Haram (in Mecca), this mosque of mine ...
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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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I want to know about wife-beating according to shariah

I live, with my husband and child, in my father-in-law’s house where he is the master of the house. My husband beats me on minor issues, saying that it is recommended in Islam to beat his wife. My ...
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What is Islamic view of voting and selecting a candidate by vote in non islamic country [duplicate]

What is islamic ruling on electing a candidate by voting in a non islamic country ? "is that Shirk?". or is that kufr? as according to islam, " the right to make laws is only with allah," but in the ...
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Zakat on annual savings

I started paying zakat last year, 2012. In it I paid $2,500 zakat on a $10,000 saving. This year, 2013, my savings have increased to $12,000. Should I now pay zakat on $12,000 or only the net ...
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Is wearing pants and shirts allowed?

Is wearing a Shirt and pant where the figure of the body is discernible permissible? I have heard from many of the elders that its haram due to shape visibility. So what is the source for such ruling? ...
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What is money in Islam?

What is considered currency in Islam, can gold coins , foodstuffs be used as currency? and are these modern bank issued paper notes shariah compliant currency?
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Marriage with brother's foster sister

It is stated that the foster relations are treated like blood relations in the following hadith. Narated By Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman : That 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet told her uncle that ...
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Can a woman marry a man her mother milk-fostered?

Assalamu Alaikum Consider the following Condition If there are two women(sisters) let we name 'A' and 'B'. Woman A has three sons and woman B has two daughters.Woman B gave milk to woman A's first ...
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Did the prophet (PBUH) pay Zakat, if yes in what form?

We were told that the prophet peace be upon him lived an extremely humble and poor life. He hardly have food at home for the next day. This is what we were told. Now that I have researched, I find ...