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

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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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what is the Islam opinion about government? [closed]

salam 1-what is the Islam viewpoint about type of government? what is the Islam viewpoint about: democracy - Velayat Faghih - monarchy - dictatorship which of them Islam believes and which of them ...
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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 Zionism the enemy of Islam? What about the other ism's? [closed]

In the Quran there are many verses about enemies and how to face them : وَقَاتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ وَلَا تَعْتَدُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ ...
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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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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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Wearing pants and shirts is 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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Are Islamic Conquests lawful today?

There is a glorious history of Islamic conquests by the Rashidun Calips, more specifically the great conquests of the Islamic stalwart and one of the greatest calips : Hazrat Umar RA. He managed to ...
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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 ...
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What types (if any) of sexual activity are permitted during Ramadan?

Of course, engaging in actual sexual intercourse is forbidden during the day during Ramadan. But are other types of sexual activity between a husband and wife permitted? If so, what is permitted and ...
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Would an adulterer(الزاني) or an adulteress(الزانية) be Stoned or Lashed, according to the Qur'an?

Some sources suggest that stoning is an Islamic prescription for adultery, but other sources suggest that it is not, and that only lashes are mentioned in the Qur'an. Due to the Ayah [24:2]: The ...
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Is Military coup and civilian coup allowed in Islam

Does Islam allow to forcibly takeover a Muslim Sharia friendly leader by a military coup? There are many cases in the Muslim history like Muaviya Vs Hazrat Ali A.S , the recent coup by Egypt Army and ...
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Kissing Thumbs On Hearing Name Of Prophet Mohammad

As'salamu'alaiqum I have been seeing this since my birth; people use to kiss their thumbs and put them over their eyes when they hear the name of our prophet mohammad (peace be upon him). Is it ...
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May one enjoy giving away money earned from interest?

Islam has a concept of not benefiting from interest. Many times I have seen on this site that if someone keeps his money in a bank, he may donate the interest money to charity in order to get rid of ...
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Why does Islam mandate Sharia law be enforced by government law?

I understand that it's a doctrine of the Islamic faith and believed in Islam to be mandated by the prophet Muhammad pbuh. But this makes me curious about few things: In Islam, is a person's ...
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When is a practice said to be Haraam

Asalamu Alaikum Please On whose authority is something/practice forbiden considered Haraam;Allah SWT, the prohet Alaihim Salam or from both.
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What to do with interest paid by banks?

I am being paid interest into my bank account and not really sure who to give it to. Is it simple enough for me to donate it to the mosque or does it have to be donated to somewhere specific?
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Is it allowed to touch a person behind him to make congregation behind him?

I often see our brothers touching a person(who is praying a fard prayer)'s back for making jama'at prayer behind him. Even, I do that without knowing it correct or not? Did our Prophet(PBUH) told us ...
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Is there a fast of silence in Islam?

I have been wondering, can we muslims keep silence for one or more day as a way of fasting? as it is in many traditions and religions to gain self control and inner peace. I don't mean we do that ...
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Is weed (marijuana) forbidden? [duplicate]

As far as I know, there is no statement in Quaran or in Hadith clearly taking position about consumption of weed. My question is: is weed forbidden (haram) or allowed (halal), and the most important, ...
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Die rather than violate certain laws?

Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law? Does it matter whether violating the law would cause the person to die naturally (for example, eating pork while ...
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Should Muslims in a secular democracy try to make it an Islamic state?

Related to this question: Should Muslims who live in a secular democracy (like the United States) attempt to turn the country into an Islamic state? For example, should Muslims support ammendments to ...
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Did the prophet Mohammad follow all of the Sharia?

In this question, GoldPseudo says Admittedly, just because the prophet was granted certain privileges does not mean they are applicable to Muslims on the whole Does this mean that the Prophet ...
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Where is this hadith sourced from which makes Niqab(Face veil ) Fard

A fatwa regarding Niqaab issue is found here which quotes the Quranic ayat and interpretation: Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) said: The correct view as indicated by the ...
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Are Muslims allowed to talk while eating?

Assalaamu Alaikum, I recently had a discussion/argument with my bud regarding this. According to his Aalim Muslims should talk a bit while eating because Yahoodi(Jews) do not talk while eating so as ...
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Is human flesh halal for eating?

Inspired by: this question Of course, murdering someone is forbidden and mutilating a body is forbidden. But setting these issues aside, would human flesh be halal for eating?
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Is it mandatory to kill someone for leaving Islam?

There is a similar question on this. It is a commonly known fact that Muhammad SAWS and many caliphs punished apostasy with death. However, my question is whether it is commanded to punish someone ...