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What are the requirements for the acceptance of a hadith from a narrator?

I know that there are requirements that those who collected ahadith like Bukhari and others to ensure the authenticity of a hadith and accept it. For example, I hear often that the one giving the ...
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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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What was al-Albani's methodology for authenticating ahadith?

Often, I see ahadith cited, especially from those major collections other than the sahihain, with their authenticity graded by al-Albani. From perusing his selected bibliography on Wikipedia, I can ...
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Does Islam allow to keep any pets that aren't dogs but are still part of the dog family?

Under the assumption that keeping a dog itself is haram, can Muslims keep pets such as foxes or wolves, which are closely related to dogs but not actually full-breed dogs? Or can they not keep ...
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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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Who are not tempted by Satan?

In Quran there are some verses which show the humans are not tempted by Satan, Such as: "قَالَ رَبِّ بِمَآ أَغْوَيْتَنِي لأُزَيِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ إِلاَّ ...
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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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Is it haram to use the human voice to imitate the sound of musical instruments?

Music is generally haram (but with exceptions). However, I was introduced to the idea that one is allowed to use voice as an instrument, and thereby produce sound that almost exactly like a sound ...
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Ruling about Beat-Boxing in islam

I know that the music is forbidden in Islam. (Referring to this Question - Music in Islam), So what about Beat-Boxing? I mean in general is the musical instrument not allowed or the sound?
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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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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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Status of a Sayyad/Syed/Sayyid (a descendant from the family of the Holy Prophet [pbuh])?

Sayyads (descendants from the family of the Holy Prophet, pbuh) are entitled to more respect, though they are equal in the eyes of Allah. Giving them Sadaqah (Charity) is also forbidden. What ...
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Upper Germany specific question, “Grüß Gott” toward Muslims

In Upper Germany, people greet each other by saying "Grüß Gott". It has the same function as English "good morning". This greeting means "God greets you", however, nowadays it has mostly ...
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Is gay marriage prohibited?

Is there anything explicitly prohibiting gay marriage in Islam? I don't mean sodomy or gay adultery. I mean actual marriage and raising a family as a homosexual couple. Sura 4, An-Nisa appears to ...
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zakat on gifted house

I received a house as a gift from my parents. After a couple of years I decided to sell the house and use it for buying and selling properties. Would the zakat be payable on one year from the date ...

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