Unanswered Questions

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Should/Can a Muslim make arrangements for his grave before dying?

As a Muslim, is it your own responsibility to make arrangements for your grave? Or can and should you leave it to others to sort out after you've passed away? For example, what if you live in a ...
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Does the saying “If you cannot prevent an oppression, at least announce it to everyone?” belong to Hazrat Ali (R.A)?

I am seeing this saying quoted quite often nowadays, that is attributed to Hazrat Ali (R.A) If you cannot prevent an oppression, at least announce it to everyone? Does this saying really belong ...
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Sunni viewpoint about “vasi” or “hojjat” in each era?

According to Shiism, in every era there must be one person to guide people and to help them obtain spiritual growth and fulfill their responsibilities towards their society. This person is not a ...
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Ismaili Daily Prayer (du'a) Book

Ismailis pray three times a day at fixed times based on the clock. During their prayers, they read, in congregation (or individually), some sort of book which they call a "du'a book." I don't know ...
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Does Islam restrain/prohibit Jews from to pray in a mosque?

The Israeli government does not allow Jews to pray on the Temple-Mount, out of respect to the Muslim faith. This is enforced by Israeli police. So I was wondering, is it because it's against Islamic ...
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Where is Imam Mahdi now? (Shia's viewpoint)

I was wondering where Imam Zaman (Mahdi) is living now? Actually I want to know about his place. (Shia view)
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What is the significance of al-Qurʾān referring to ʿĪsā as المسيح?

Al-Qurʾān refers to ʿĪsā as المسيح. For example, in Sūratu Āli ʿImrān:45: إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِنْهُ اسْمُهُ الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ ...
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To what extent does Islam identify credit for lineage?

Derived from this Question and this Answer is a question about the intrinsic credit of lineage in the view of Allah. We already know something about this from Qur'aan: إِنَّ اللَّـهَ اصْطَفَىٰ ...
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Context for “there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him”

What context, if any, is there for the following, which is referred to in the charter of at least one major political organisation nowadays? The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims ...
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Marriage between a Shia boy and a Sunni girl

Can a Shia boy marry a Sunni girl, according to the Sharia laws? There is a Sunni girl that I know who really likes a Shia boy, and he likes her too. She was asking me today if it i permissible or ...
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Is lab grown meat halal?

Is meat that has been artificially grown in a lab (made by duplicating cells) halal? What if the father cell came from a living animal? Can humans eat this kind of artificial meat? Reference Link for ...
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Prophet spitting water on someone's face What does it mean?

This hadith from Bukhari states that Mahmud bin Ar-Rabi who was the person on whose face the Prophet (ﷺ) had ejected a mouthful of water from his family's well while he was a boy, and `Urwa ...
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Is it true that all the infallible are destined to receive martyrdom?

It is a commonly held belief (observed from the words of imams (sermons)/speakers of religous gatherings), that all the fourteen infallibles are destined to receive martyrdom. Is that true? If yes, ...
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Is it halal to promote web-service providers when I have no control over what content they'll provide?

I have a website for promoting web hosting services to host websites (myhostoffer.com). If a visitor on my website clicks on a link and purchases a service then I will get commission for that. Some ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith about Assufyani?

The hadith is in Al-Hakim, and Mustadrak, by Ali may Allah be pleased with him. It basically says that the sufyani will be descendant of Khalid bin Yazid bin Abi Sfyan, he will emerge in Damascus, and ...

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