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

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Why does Allah allow evil on earth?

The most common answer here will be: Evil must be allowed to have free will. This is simply not true. If we are speaking of an omnipotent God that created the entire universe and any extra ...
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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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Why in Islam there are prescriptions regarding health? But not Penicillin?

There are rules in Islam like brushing teeth, being clean, avoiding dead animals and taking bath regularly and not fasting when it's harmful. Am I right to assume that such things exists in Islam ...
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The reason behind diseases and suffer of innocent children in this world?

Some very severe diseases which usually end in death happen for kids or even infants and cause them a great amount of pain!! Why is this happening? And why the all kind Allah doesn't do anything to ...
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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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Verse/hadith that says Allah creates out of nothing

Are there any Quranic verse or Hadith that says Allah can create things out of nothing? If you site this verse: Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to ...
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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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Why didn't Allah send the complete book first?

I heard that the bible and tora used to be faith-books of Islam. The dilemma was that the human changed those books after their needs. After a time Allah wanted to send down the unchangeable and final ...
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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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Allah's guidance for non-Muslims up to the age of 40

I heard from the older folks in my community that, Allah's guidance for non-Muslims will be till the age of 40. Which means, Allah will show them all the signs for them to convert until they reach the ...
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Islam position of the use of “Allah” word by non-Muslims as a synonym to God

This is because I read today the news about Malaysia banning of a comic book using the word "Allah" to describe its hero. (Al Jazeera) For me I feel that using it in such context is defaming to Islam,...
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Is it sinful if we develop a mental image of Allah when we talk about Him?

Islam instructs us not to give image to Allah in order to represent Him. Usually it's the case that when you you talk about someone or something you develop a mental image of him. Same could happen ...
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Does Allah forgive every sin?

There are different kind of sins, but if you repent honestly then Allah will forgive you, right? Still, are there any sins that Allah will never forgive?
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What things can a Muslim not research/ask about?

I have came across few things (like about Allah/God existence, location, why, how, and many things about it) and I am always told that its not good thing to talk about it or its forbidden. Isn't there ...
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Are certain professions prefered by Allah?

If the main purpose of life is to worship Allah why should you choose a secular profession like being a lawyer. Why shouldn't you become a nurse, doctor, biologist, a teacher or an Imam instead? ...
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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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Does Islam may accept that Allah and his angels are extraterrestrial beings?

Does Islam may accept one day that Allah and his angels are extraterrestrial beings? Aliens could create a man. The story about Adam and Eve sounds like Allah/God is very similar to us. We also can ...
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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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What is an acceptable legitimate cause for killing a human being in Islam?

On this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal#Animals Muslims In Islam, killing a human being is not permissible without a legitimate cause. Especially killing a Muslim person, since ...
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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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Why hell or paradise and no in between?

Why did God create us to put us in hell or paradise and there is no in between? So we will either receive eternal pleasure or eternal and extreme torture, with no other option?
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How the attributes of god 'Rehman' and 'Raheem' different

Except surah 'tauba' all surah of Qur'an starts with "bismillah ar rehman ir Raheem". How being rehmaan and being Raheem different? An aalim explained that Allah is rehmaan for all the creatures. It ...
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Dua'a for things you do not mean

Sometimes i subconsciously ask for bad things in my Dua'a that i don't want. Because i know that i'm not supposed to ask it, it just happens. e.g. i will make a Dua'a that my children will be happy ...
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Are we permitted to attribute things to Allah's will?

Does we simple people sin when we attribute things with Allah’s will? Some examples are: A man dies right after his wife confessed that she had an abortion because they did not want to have any more ...
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What causes barakat to go away?

Barakah... is a kind of continuity of spiritual presence and revelation that begins with God and flows through that and those closest to God. -- Wikipedia In general, it's given that all type 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 one is equal to ...
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Remembering Allah (swt) when performing every action

I read somewhere that you must remember Allah (swt) when performing any action however you are permitted to stop thinking about Allah (swt) when having sex with your wife / husband. Is this correct ...
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Was Allah compared to a rock?

A question poped up in Christian SE asking if God in other religion was compared to a rock. I wonder if in Quran Allah is compared to a rock?
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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 the imperfection?

السلام عليكم I have been wondering about it for quite some time now. Now, before I further explain my question please bear in mind that I am neither a better human being nor a better Muslim then many ...
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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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Is the-Abaser a good translation for Al-Khāfiḍ, one of the beautiful names of Allah?

According to the wikipedia entry on the Names of Allah a Name of Allah is the following: الخَافِض Al-Khāfiḍ The Abaser 56:3 How is this to be understood as a Beautiful Name?
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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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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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What is the Judgement in this case?

السلام عليكم A guy was talking to a girl in the web , he wrote the لفظ الجلالة Allah in the page , is that Haram , or it is sort of mocking for the religion .,, ? I searched the web for this , I saw ...
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What are the lessons we can learn from the creation of عيسى (Jesus) PBUH?

The Jews were people of faith and clinged to a strict hereditary practices of marriage based on strict constrained sexual contract. They have achieved pinnacle status in doing so to the point of the ...
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Will God protect the Kabba himself?

God in Sura Feel 105 talks about small birds destroying the army of Abraha by dropping small stones on them. But the black stone was stolen from Kabba in 930 and recovered after a 20 years later. Some ...
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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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How many names are provided for Allah in Quran and Hadith?

When there are already 1000 questions are the islam.StackExchange, I found it interesting to ask the question 1001 about 1001 names of Allah: There is a Du'a narrated from Imam Ali-ibn-Hussain from ...
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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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Can we see Allah in the hereafter, the same way we see the other things? (Sunni view)

Can we see Allah in the Hereafter, the same way we see the other things? EDIT @owari commented the link to this page that has already listed the Shia references from Quran and Hadith that watching ...
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Who is Lord in Islam?

قَالَ رَبُّنَا الَّذِي أَعْطَىٰ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلْقَهُ ثُمَّ هَدَىٰ He said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its [particular] form and nature [through which it is distinguished ...
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Why does Allah use prophets to spread his message to humanity?

Through out the ages, Allah has sent prophets amongst mankind to spread his message of compassion, mercy and obedience to his will. But this system is open to abuse by the unworthy among men, ...
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Where did the concept of Allah being everywhere come from?

It is very clear that Allah is not everywhere rather He is above the heavens and the earth, beyond the creation/not within the creation (Hadith in Muslim). So I wonder, where did the concept of Allah ...
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Is Hurricane Sandy Allah's punishment for US? [closed]

In the Quran, Allah has used natural disasters as a way of punishing those who have acted against his will (such as the people of Lut whom he destroyed for being homosexuals). Is the hurricane Allah ...
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Can God/Allah سبحانه و تعالى change the past?

"Even God cannot change the past." ...goes a saying. We Indeed know that Time is the creation of Allah. Sahih Muslim: Book 027, Hadith 5584. Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (may peace ...
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Why has the usage of transliterated Arabic words become so popular in English?

The word Allah is not specific to Islam. It's an Arabic word for God. But it is frequently used in the form of a proper-noun to describe a god specific to Islam, when in fact Arab Christians and Jews ...
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Did The God (Allah) know how the moon works?

Many times the Sahabas would ask questions from the prophet about things they did not know or were not sure. One such question was about the moon, how it is thin at one stage then become full moon and ...
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What to do with paper after writing the name of Allah?

Sometimes I'll pass a note to someone, for what ever reason, for instance I might write to someone: I will see you tomorrow, Insha'Allah. That piece of paper is sent on to them and maybe sent back ...
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What is the necessity of both rabb and malik in Surah Naas?

In Surah Naas, Allah says: The key phrases I want to focus on are "rabbi an-naas" and "maliki an-naas." I will explain shortly. First, in 'aqeedah, we study two topics: tawheed of Allah's rububiyyah ...

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