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Questions tagged [ahlul-kitab]

Ahlul-kitab (People of the Book) are known as those that are of the faiths which have a revealed book/scripture. In the Qur'an, the people of the book are the Jews, Sabians and Christians.

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Are Zoroastrians among the People of the Book? [duplicate]

Are the Majus from the Ahlul-Kitab?? Zoroastrians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoroastrianism
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Are there any Muslim references quoting the fast of ahl al-Kitab or earlier Prophets?

Allah the almighty says: O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous - (2:183) This means that fasting or sawm was ...
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Will this certain nikah be valid and free from sin?

I am a married guy of 36 years of age, live in a Muslim country and been married to my spouse happily for about 8 years and have children. I have no issue with my first wife. I met a 22 year old ...
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As a Christian can I marry a Muslim in an Islamic Nikah w/o first having 'secular' legal wedding?

I will try to be as short as possible in looking for an answer as I asked so many people but got no clear answer. I’m a Christian and my fiancé is Muslim. We want to do the Islamic wedding. We are ...
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Is a Christian a Polytheist or Ahl-al-Kitab? [duplicate]

I wonder whether Islam categorises a Christian as a polytheist or Ahl Al Kitab? This is very important to know since the Qur'an teaches differently about these two categories in matters concerning ...
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What evidence is there that a Muslim man can not marry a chaste woman of the book if she is an ex-Muslim?

Qur'an 5:5 permits Muslim men to marry chaste women of the book. However, according to IslamWeb, there is an exception: a Muslim man may not marry a woman who is an ex-Muslim (a.k.a., an apostate). ...
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How many books / kitabs was sent down from Allah SWT

I'm new in studying about islam, How many books / kitabs about religion (whether existing or non existing till today) has been sent down from Allah SWT to the earth according to the quran ? and which ...
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Do the Hanafis consider eating meat from the People of the Book as Makruh Tahrimi?

Allah says in the Qu'ran: “Made lawful to you this day are At‑Tayyibaat [all kinds of Halaal (lawful) foods, which Allaah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, ...
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Are there any sahabas of Muhammad (pbuh) who married trinity-believing christians?

I know that there are some sahabas of Muhammad pbuh who married christians. But what kind of christians were they? Did they believe in the trinity? Or were they non-trinitarian christians? Did they ...
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Are Jews monotheists as per Islam?

And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, 9:30 They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah 9:31 Question: Are Jews monotheists as ...
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Are Mandeans considered Ahl-ul Kitab?

It seems there are different of opinions whether Mandeans just are the Sabians, or another group. Quoting wikipedia: Many scholars have identified the Sabians to be the Mandaeans Sabians in ...
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Does Qur'an 5:48 imply that Allah wants Jews to follow the Torah and Christians to follow the Gospel, instead of the Qur'an?

Qur'an 5:44 describes the Torah (as revealed to Prophet Musa), and the Jews are to be judged by it. Qur'an 5:47 describes the Gospel (as revealed to Prophet Isa) and the "People of the Gospel" (...
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What are the conditions for meat to be halal if the animal was slaughtered by the people of the book?

This question might be a bit broad and I know there are different of opinions. I hope to find different answers with different perspectives. Please add your references well and if it's from a certain ...
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To what extent have the Psalms, Torah, Prophets and Gospel been corrupted?

I understand that Islam holds the previous revelation from God to mankind in high esteem, and that the "Psalms, Torah, Prophets and Gospel" are considered to be authentic. Nevertheless there also ...
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Are Christians who believe in the Trinity considered People of the Book?

In many verses of the Qur'an, Allah speaks positively about the Ahl-al-kitab (i.e., People of the Book). For example, Muslims can eat their food and marry their women under certain conditions. ...
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Why the Jewish Pesach or Passover and the Islamic 'Ashura' don't fall on the same day?

As far as I know the Jewish calendar is (or was) a lunar calendar as our Islamic calendar. And among Muslims the hadith of ibn 'Abbas saying that Jews in Medina used to fast the 10th of Muharram is ...
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What is the book given to Jesus?

I was watching a wonderful talk by Mufti Menk (no longer on YouTube) and at around the 25 min mark, he explains (and I know this is in the Quran also) that when the prophet Jesus spoke, he said that ...
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What is the ruling on non-Muslims having Temples, Churches and Synagogues in Muslim lands?

Are non Muslims allowed to build, repair or worship places such has Churches, Temples & Synagogues in Muslim occupied lands if they are living under Muslims as dhimmis or have a peace treaty with ...
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Who are the Madeans? [closed]

Giving the fact that there are more than 4 Holy Books (Psalms, Torah, Injeel, Quran) but not named; besides Jews and Christians, which nations in the Quran can be considered as the people of the book....
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Are Zoroastrians Mentioned As One Of The People Of The Book In The Quran

Are Zoroastrians listed in the Quran as one of the People-of-the-Book alongside Jews and Christians
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How should Muslims treat houses of worship of other Religions?

According to the Verse of Surat al Hajj (22:40) Muslims shouldn't destroy houses of worship or religious places of other Religions (Ahl-Al-Kitab to be correct). But what if for some reasons in an ...
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Why such hatred toward Jews? [closed]

I know that this is a sensitive question, especially in the current times we are facing, but I honestly asking and have no intention of arousing anger, only discussion. My question is: Why is there ...
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Why was Quran sent down?

In several places, the Qur'ān criticizes the Jews (not Christians) for how they misuse their scriptures, accusing them of perverting ( 2:75), concealing (6:61, 2:140) twisting their tongues when they ...
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Can a Muslim boy get married to a Christian catholic girl? [duplicate]

I am a Muslim boy of the age 19. I have searched for this answer on many sites, but have found nil. I am writing in hope that someone would guide me on this issue. Can a Muslim boy marry a Christian ...
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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

I was reading the Qur'an in English, when I came to verse 62 of Surat Al-Baqara I was really confused with the verse. As the English translation of the verse says - Verily! Those who believe and ...
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What does the superiority of bani-Israel (Children of Israel) over all beings mean?

I read in some different surahs of Quran mentioning the superiority of bani-Israeli over all beings. What is true interpretation of these verses? يَا بَنِي إِسْرَ‌ائِيلَ اذْكُرُ‌وا نِعْمَتِيَ ...
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted ...
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Are Jews & Christians Really Ahlul Kitab?

I've been looking for clear-cut evidence of the claims that Jews and Christians are Ahlul Kitab mentioned in the Quran. No where in the Quran does Allaah clearly mentions Jews and Christians as being ...
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How to interprete a marriage a Non-muslim prayer Salaat Al-Istikhara?

I am a Mexican Christian woman in love with a Kuwaiti Muslim man 10 years younger, both of us living in the US. Many things are against us but we love each other, so we are very confused. We dated ...
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Are Hindus “people of the book”?

I was told by a Muslim that the category of "people of the book" in Islam, which includes Jews and Muslims, has been considered at some points in history to include Hindus as well. What is the view of ...
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Who is a Jew… According to Muslims?

In Islam, Ahlul al-Kitaab have a special, protected status. For example, a Muslim man may marry a Jewish or Christian woman. Because of this, it is relevant to determine who is a Jew or a Christian. ...
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Allowed to marry ' people of the book ' especially Christians or not?

I have heard drastically different opinions on this issue. So it is clear from Quran 2:221 and 60:10 that a muslim should not marry a mushrik (polytheist) nor a disbeliever. Now.... They have ...
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Why does Islam seem so much more like Judaism than like Christianity?

Islam comes chronologically after Judaism, and then Christianity. Assuming that Islam considers Christianity to be sort of an update to Judaism (is that wrong?), and that Islam is the final, ...
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Who are the people in Qur'an 3:113 - 115

Who are these people? 3:113 - 115 They are not [all] the same; among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of Allah during periods of the ...
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Is Christianity considered polytheistic or “of the book”?

Generally speaking or defined based on sect, is Christianity consider polytheistic (Mushrikeeen) or of the book (Ahl al-Kitāb)? Please answer with references, not opinions.
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Who are Sabeans?

In Surat Al-Baqarah ayah 62, Allah (The Glorified) says; Sahih InternationalIndeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among ...
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Does Islam have any official position(s) on the Gospel of Barnabas?

The Gospel of Barnabas is a text that turned up in the form of a couple 16th century manuscripts in Spanish and Italian. It makes a claim to originate from the witness of Barnabas the disciple of ...
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What set of beliefs makes someone Ahlul Kitab?

We've talked about if Mormons are ahl-ul-kitab. And who (generally) ahlul-kitab are. I'm asking something much more specific: what exact combination of beliefs, and other properties, designates ...
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Are Mormons considered Ahl-ul Kitab?

The People of the Book (Ahl-ul Kitab) are granted a particular status in Islam. The Christians and the Jews, those who received and follow the previous scriptures, are easily counted among their ...
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Who are “ahlul kitab”?

What/who are ahlul kitab? Are Muslims a subset of ahlul kitab? Correct me if I'm wrong, but: Ahlul kitab means "people of the book" in English. What is the "book" in this phrase, and what "people" ...