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Allāh, is a word for God. In Arabic, the word means simply "the God."

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Where does Allah come from?

Everything was created by Allah but then where did Allah come from? Is it haram to ask such a question?
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Why did God send prophets only to Arabia?

Why were the rest of the world ignored, don't they have the right to get a messenger from God? I could argue that no prophet was ever sent to Australia, Asia, North America, South America. In other ...
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Is Pantheism (as defined by Spinoza) compatible with Islam?

Pantheism (Pan = all, theism=God) is the view that God is all. Although some definitions describe pantheism as the view that God is the universe or God is nature, the more general definition is that ...
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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?

If Allah has all the power and can do anything can he create something (e.g. a rock) that he himself can't lift? If the answer was no, it doesn't mean that he is not able to do something which ...
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Do Shi'ites deny seeing Allah on the Day of Judgement? If yes, Why?

Qur'an clearly states the fact that the believers will see Allah the Exalted on the Day of Judgement. Allah says about the believers: وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاضِرَ‌ةٌ ﴿٢٢﴾ إِلَىٰ رَ‌بِّهَا نَاظِرَ‌ةٌ ...
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Why must there be a God? [closed]

This question was asked in the Christianity.SE: I realize this might be a question better suited for the philosophy site, but I am very interested to get the Christian perspective. I was ...
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Do Christians, Jews and Muslims worship the same God? [closed]

I also asked this question here and here Judaism Judaism is a monotheistic faith, meaning that Jews believe there is only One God. Often this God is beyond our ability to comprehend, but God ...
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How can God create without determining the outcome?

If God is the first cause and God really created everything, how can our actions not be caused by him? But on the other hand, if our actions must have been determined by Him, then how is this ...
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Why some verses of Quran refer to God as a plural entity?

There are some verses in Qur'an which refer to God as a plural entity, like: وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ ...
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Is “Allah” a he or she?

As I know Allah doesn't have any sex but I read and hear some Muslims when talk about Allah say : He and Him How can I call Allah in English?
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Why we should worship God when he doesn't need our worship?

There is a verse in Quran saying God created humans to worship Him. But, God does not need our worship. Does it mean worship is a middle goal to humans so that they be trained for a higher goal? What ...
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How to reconcile Allah's infallibility with Naskh?

There are many ayahs in the Quran that have undergone Naskh (abrogation). Some of them are still in the Quran, others have been removed completely from the current Quran we read today. For instance, ...
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Does Allah have a loin or loincloth as stated in Sahih Bukhari, Book 65, Hadith 4879?

There is a tradition from Sahih Bukhari, Book 65, Hadith 4879 حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ مَخْلَدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مُعَاوِيَةُ بْنُ أَبِي مُزَرَّدٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ، ...
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Who is God? Do all Muslims agree on one definition?

I’m not a Muslim. But I’m curious as to what Muslims believe is the answer to this question. Do all Muslims agree on one definition? What do you think? Who is God?
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Can Muslims consider Isa the “Spiritual” son of God?

Christians call Isa (Jesus) the "Son of God" whereas Muslims consider this to be blasphemy because of these verses: 4:171 O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or ...
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What is the proof that Islam is THE truth? How can I have 100% certainty?

How do I 100% know for sure that Islam is the truth? How can I be sure that the Islamic worldview - of what Islam says about this world and the afterlife - is true? Can I do better do then just "have ...
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If Allah has no wants/needs, why do anything? [duplicate]

I'm a little confused about the following We know that Allah does not want/need our worship: O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), ...
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Will I be considered a Muslim if I believe in Allah, his messenger, but haven't really adopted it?

I have been living a life of an atheist for long and its difficult to reconcile some of Islam. I plan to first understand what and why, the nuances and then finally follow. Before embracing Islam I am ...
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What is the language of Allah?

What is the language of Allah? In what language does Allah talk to His angels and give orders? In what language will He give orders on the Day of Judgement? We know that Quran was sent in Arabic. ...
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What does the phrase “For it is Allah who is the Time” mean?

Sahih Muslim, Book 27, Hadith 5584: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not abuse Time, for it is Allah Who is the Time. Does the phrase "For it is Allah ...
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In what ways does Allah communicate with us?

In what ways does Allah communicate with us? If we have a problem, for example, and we ask Allah to provide a solution to our problems, but we can't think of any, how does Allah communicate with us? ...
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If God is a perfect being, why does he desire to be glorified?

If my interpretation of the ultimate purpose of human existence according to the Qur-aan is correct, humanity exists to glorify the existence of God. “I have created the jinn and humankind only ...
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If our purpose is to worship God why do we get jobs?

If God created us only to worship Him then what makes it permissible to get a job if our intention in getting it is not solely the worship of God? For example, what makes it permissible for someone to ...
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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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Why were there no female Prophets?

There have been roughly about 124,000 Prophets sent by Allah (swt) to mankind. Now all of these have been male. Is there a reason why none of them were female? I know that there are many women in ...
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Who did Allah love before he created everything?

It is my understanding that the Muslim's view of God is that He is love. That He loves believers. So I wonder, who do Muslims say that God loved before he created the everything else? How could he ...
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Did Mohammed (saw) see Allah (subhana wa taala)?

Did the Prophet Muhammad (saws) ever see Allah (SWT)?
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What was the meaning of the name “Allah” before Islam?

What does the name of Allah mean in the eyes of the Arabs before Islam? (Given that the name of the father of the Prophet of Islam was Abdullah)
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Does the concept of grace exist in Islam like it does in Christianity?

In Christianity, God's grace is what allows us to have a relationship with him. He gives us what we don't deserve like righteousness, life, and in the ultimate example his own son, in spite of our sin ...
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Is Allah a male or a female? [duplicate]

As Islam says humans should not pray to anybody other than Allah. It condemns worshipping idols. Islam says God is almighty, he has no form. My doubt is when there is no form, how can you define ...
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Why does God let people kill each other?

We are all here in this world to pass our test, and the other world will be the result of our deeds in this world, right?? Then if God gave us the chance of test here in this world. Why did he gave ...
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Does Allah commit shirk by swearing on things lesser than Him (e.g. the Qur'an)? [closed]

(Legit questions, looking for answers) According to Islam, shirk is the worst sin you can possibly commit, the only unforgivable sin. Shirk is associating partners with Allah. According to Muhammad, ...
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Difference between Rabbul Alamin and Rabbil Alamin

I heard many people using the word Rabbul-Alameen. This article tells us to Reflect upon His saying, '(Rabbul-Alameen) the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists).' [Soorah al-Fatiha (...
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Why Allah has not destroyed iblees/shaitan till now?

Why Allah has not destroyed Iblees/shaitan till now as he has not obeyed Allah's command. Why Allah will punish human being for shaitan mastermind that he is not letting people to follow Allah. My ...
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According to Islam, why was I born?

Why was I born, according to Islam? In fact, I also have a second component to this question. If Allah/God is omniscient, then why did he create beings that he knew were certain to enter hell (which ...
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Why Muhammed is the last prophet and God doesn't send anyone else?

Looking at the fact that we always need guidance from god, I wonder why God decided not to ever send any prophet again?? just think how good it would be when we could ask anything from a prophet and ...
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What is the source of firasat amals?

According to the site http://www.ruqyashariyah.org, the following amal should be done to be given inspiration on certain matters/causes of problems, which should be recited before going to sleep:: (1)...
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Using the name of Allah or God in public in non-Muslim countries?

It is very recommended in Islam to start everything with the name of Allah. So starting the letters, books or presentations with name of Allah is very common. But it has been a question for me that is ...
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Is life a fair test? [closed]

Allah is fair to all of his slaves however this life is a test for all of us yet we all don't have the same amount of time on this test (Earth). Some people get longer time and they live to an older ...
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Why didn't Allah created us in jannah without test? [closed]

Allah can do anything without the slightest of effort. As well as Allah giving us "free will", why didn't He create all of the mankind and all of the heavens and the earth in Jannah without any kind ...
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Should one be a Muslim because of love for Allah or fear for Allah?

This is something that confuses me a little bit. I was a Muslim because I was born as a Muslim (my parents are Muslims). After I became an adult, I began to question about life, because the only thing ...
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Can Allah change the past? [duplicate]

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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Is Allah in the lowest heaven all the time?

One question always bothers me about tahajjud. I hope some one can help me with it. A hadith says: “Our Lord Descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night,” And I am in this ...
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How can God have a human feeling?

For example, God can get angry according to Quran. For me, this is a human feeling and a weakness. I don't understand. How can God have a human feeling, which also happened to be a weakness?
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Is Allah negotiating with Iblis (Satan) in Quran 15:34-44?

Surah 15, ayah 26-44 of the Holy Quran describes the angel Iblis (Satan) refusing to prostrate before the Prophet Adam. Allah, responds by cursing Iblis (15:34-44): The Lord said: "Then get out ...
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Can “Yahweh” (יהוה) be regarded as a valid name of God in Islam? [duplicate]

I understand that Islam has a high regard for the revelation that came before, particularly the Torah, the Psalms and the Gospel, although unfortunately these are all regarded as having become ...
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Did Allah speak to any other Messengers other than Moses Directly?

Did Allah speak to any other Messengers other than Moses Directly ? any proof for this in Quran or Sunnah.
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Does Allah speak to people directly?

I have a relative, who has recently been claiming that Allah (S.A.W) is directly speaking to him. He was a muslim, but non-practicing. Suddenly he has changed and he started praying, fasting, and is ...
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Is it mentioned why God protected the Qur'an from corruption but not the Bible?

In Islam it is believed that the Bible was revealed by God but was then corrupted by man. Does Islam provide an account of why God protected the Qur'an from corruption but not the Bible?
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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 one is equal to ...

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