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Is God an Abstract Idea?

Assalamu Alaikum ya Ikhwan, May Allah forgive me if I'm asking a sinful question. Is this statement "God is Abstract idea" even remotely correct or is it clear cut Kufr? Definitions of abstract : ...
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Does Allah change from the state of happiness(of being pleased) to the state of anger?

There is a famous Hadith about the intercession of prophets on the day of judgment. And they say. Go away. My Lord is in a state of anger which he has never been like this before. Does this mean that ...
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Can dead souls benefit living

Assalamu Alaikum, I read the below references which says that righteous dead souls can benefit the living. hence supplicating to them is permissible. Imam Razi wrote, If a person went to the grave ...
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Is Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) superior to all creation, even those superior to humans (17:70)?

According to al-Isra` 17:70 there are some creations superior to humans. Is Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) even superior to those creations? Holy Quran says: "We have honored the children ...
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Did al-Qadi an-Nu'man write a book entitled “Al-Fiqh al-Akbar”?

Al-Qadi an-Nu'man القاضي النعمان or Abu Hanifa al-Nu‘man ibn Muhammad ibn Mansur ibn Ahmad ibn Hayyun al-Tamimi (died 974 CE/ 363 AH) the Isma'ili jurist and official historian of the Fatimid dynasty. ...
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Accusation of Shirk

I say, "Allah only does things that befit His Majesty and Wisdom." Now if someone comes up to me and says, "Allah can do anything! Are you denying that He can do anything?" and I deny him saying, "...
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Can we say “this person saved my life”?

Is it allowed to say that "this person saved my life"? And also "If it was not for him I would have been dead"? Also "We won the match because of him"? Are these statements contradicting to Tawhid ...
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Is there proof that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was made of Light?

Some believe he isn't just a human but made of Light - perhaps both human and Light. Anyway what is proof if any. I'm curious how the rest of the Ummah has overlooked this.
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Can I call Jesus “Rasool Allah”?

As Salam Aleikhum can I call Isha Rashool Allah or YA Rashool Allah as Muhammad Rashool Allah.because Isha is also my prophet as Muhammed is my prophet can I give same reference to Isha.
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Does Allah have a Shadow?

Assalamou 'Alaikum Warahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh Does Allah have a Shadow ? Is there any Salaf saying on this issue ? I've read a Fatwa of Shaykh Ibn Baaz where he says Allah has a Shadow. Here's ...
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Who stays in Hell forever per Islam?

Allah (ﷻ) said only "Shirk" is unforgivable. If only Shirk is unforgivable, does that by default mean that any non-Muslim who doesn't commit Shirk can be forgiven and enter Jannah (Paradise)? Not all ...
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Do other living creatures besides Insaan and jin pray to the Almighty?

Does other living creatures besides Insaan (human) and jin pray to the Almighty? Is there any verse in the Al Quran about this topic?
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What is the exact meaning of “soorah” (image in Arabic) in the ahadith which state “Allah created Adam in his image”?

This question concerns the hadith: ... خَلَقَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ آدَمَ عَلَى صُورَتِهِ ... -- Sahih Muslim 2841 (sunnah.com); see also Sahih Muslim 2612 e (sunnah.com) This translates ...
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Where is Allah located?

It is said that Allah sits on the throne which is above the 7 heavens in the A'rsh. It is also mentioned in a Hadith that when the servants go to sleep at night, Allah descends to the first sky and ...
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What do Asharites say “free will” is?

Some time ago I posted a question about free will, qadr, and justice here. It was closed as being too broad, so I'm posting separate questions regarding those topics. For context and details of what I'...
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Are 'Ar-Rabb', 'Rabbi n-nas', and 'Rabbil Aalamin' considered different names for Allah?

We know Ar-Rabb is one of the name of Allah. In surah An-Nas, Allah used to call him 'Rabbi n-nas'. In surah Fatiha Allah used 'Rabbil Aalamin'. My question is: Should we consider each of these as a ...
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Is disbelief in “free will” kufr?

I understand that the common notion is that humans have free will and that this is easily accepted in Islam. What I'm wondering is, is it necessary to believe humans (and jinns) have free will, or ...
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Are Muslims required to believe in things which are irrelevant to the message of the Quran? [closed]

We Muslims believe that the Quran is the word of Allah, not the hadith and not the sirah. So if a Muslim rejects an authentic hadith that has nothing to do with the message of the Quran, will he/she ...
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Why should Musa want life and “attack” the Angel of death?

The Hadith about Musa or Moses (pbuh) and the Angel of death can widely be found in Hadith collections (at least sunnah.com gives 4 search results) here just the two major sources: Abu Huraira ...
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Does Quran agree with Bible and Eastern theologies in that man is created in the image of God?

We know that the Quran affirms that man is the best creation of Allah. But, does the Quran go further to suggest that 'Man is made in the image and likeness of God' or the lesser 'man is made in the ...
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Why is prophet Muhammad different from other prophets and why this makes him so important?

Why is prophet Muhammad different from other prophets and why does this make him so important?
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Jesus' was a muslim?

Was Jesus a Muslim ? And should we take the new testament as hadith as it is just a narration of Jesus' life by John , Luke , Mark and others ?
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Can we use name “Aleem”?

My name is Farhan Alim. Al- Aleem as we know that the name of Allah. Now my question is that can i use the word Alim in my name? Is it permissible in Islam? What scholars say about it?
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Why do we have to believe in Jinn? العقيدة vs الايمان

I'm looking for a reference. As we all know that the Iman الايمان according the well known hadith of Jibril (for example in Sahih Muslim) doesn't include the belief in Jinn! I would like to know if ...
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Is it wrong to use “lord” as part of a Facebook name?

I have a friend whose Facebook name is "lord faisal". I tried to convince him that this was wrong, but he disagreed with me saying that there are many meanings of the term "lord". Now, I asked him ...
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Are there Muslim and Non-Muslim jinns?

I have heard that jinns can make you see things that are not there and scare you. Then I heard someone say that one of their friends keep getting scared and there is jinn that wont let them perform ...
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Why are there birth defects when Allah says human creation is perfect?

We all know that Allah says human creation is perfect but why there is chromosomal or birth defects happen for example congenital heart disease, Down syndrome etc. Is it just a simple anomalies or ...
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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 say ...
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What is the view of Islam about luck?

How is "luck" viewed in Islam? Most of the time, we say "by luck", "it's your luck", "depends on luck", etc. How should these words be used by a Muslim? Is it permitted to believe on luckiness?
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Why is halal/haram important to Muslims?

Why do Muslims place so much emphasis on halal/haram? Just perusing some of the questions on this site, people are wondering about food, trading, gambling, musical instruments, ... Is it possible to ...
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What is the role of free will in Islam?

The laws of Islam seem sufficiently detailed so as to preclude any possibility of "bad behavior," assuming that a person has made the "first choice" to follow Islam and live their life by the ways of ...