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Who are some of the best Islamic Theologiens? [duplicate]

As-salamu alyakum. The Qur'an has such great messages (mercy), and people can write many books on it, and study it, who has been the best at this for us? Who are the best theologians? I'm looking ...
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Questioning and thinking about Allah SWT

I keep thinking about how and where Allah SWT & our Prophets (peace be upon them) would be living in this universe? I keep imagining different things about what they might be doing, how we are ...
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The Hermetic background of Islamic traditions

Does Islam have a hermetic background form ancient Babylon? If not, then why does it copy the philosophy and rituals from them? Especially the astrological principles laid down by that priesthood of ...
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Are there gods unworthy of worship?

I've read here that one version of the Shahada (شهادة) is There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger Does this imply that there are, or may be, gods unworthy of ...
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Is there a distinction between ruh and nafs/nafas in Islam?

This question is motivated by a comment by the user @Ali here that says that ruh is a spirit that God gave Adam and every human from birth, while nafs is the soul. I am interested to know if this ...
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What theological and historical factors distinguish Ibadi Islam from either Shia or Sunni schools?

I'm learning much about the division of Shia and Sunni Islam from this wonderful primer by the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm understanding the main divisions resulting from the succession question ...
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Can Allah change the past?

If we ask Allah to remove something from our past like it never happened, can he do that? I know Allah works in ways we couldn't even imagine.
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Does All-Mighty Allah has a particular shape? (Sahih al-Bukhari Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition)

The following Hadith is narrated in the book of Towhid of Sahih al-Bukhari:(Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition) حدثنا عبدالعزیز ابن عبدالله: حدثنا ابراهیم بن سعد عن ابن شهاب عن عطاء بن یزید ...
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Is Allah [swt] the creator of both good and evil?

I was studying Surah Al-Falaq and I noticed that in the second verse, according to the translation of Sahih International, it is written: "From the evil of that which He created". Is Allah [swt] the ...
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Heaven and Hell

My question is that if my bad deed surpasses my good deed then why do I go to hell since Allah already knows what good deed and bad deed I'm going to do before I die? Since Allah has already delegated ...
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Is the existence of the world a miracle?

Miracles are used generally in theological/religious contexts; outside of them they're seen as either rationally explicable as signifiers of theological truths that are uncovered by hermeneutics of ...
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The concept of Eternity in Islam

What is the concept of eternity in Islam? In Surah Ikhlas (112) it is said that: (1)Say Allah is One. (2)Allah the eternal refuge. (3)He neither begets nor is He begotten. (4)And no ...
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Exclusivity of salvation in Islam

Does Islam claim to have a unique claim to the truthful religion? Is there a difference of opinion within Islam on the answer to this question?
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Is someone who is unable to believe in Allah a heretic?

Suppose someone really truly wants to believe in Allah, but is simply unable to. Even after much trying and learning, he still is simply unable to believe in God. Would that person be considered a ...
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Is Satan evil or just doing his job?

Is Satan inherently evil, or is he simply fulfilling the role that God gave him to attempt to lead people astray so that they can have the accomplishment of overcoming him? Or is he something else ...
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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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Guardians of Mecca according to Shia theology

I was looking at the interpretation of this verse from a shia perspective But why should Allah not punish them while they obstruct [people] from al-Masjid al- Haram and they were not its ...
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Can you call on and worship Allah without knowing His name?

I've just answered a question, and then posted this comment: If your asking is Allah the universe then no, Allah is seated upon his throne, i.e. islam does not claim Allah is omnipresent. If you ...
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Why did Allah create us?

Please give reasons for why Allah created us. If it is for 'ibadah (worship), were the angels not enough? If it is for testing us, doesn't Allah know already who will be in Paradise and who will be in ...