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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 ...
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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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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 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 does Allah force us to obey him?

Allah told us to either obey him to go to heaven or disobey him to go to hell. So my question is: Why there is only heaven and hell? why not live without obeying a god and end up in normal life (or a ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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?

I've read a Fatwa of Shaykh Ibn Baaz where he says Allah has a Shadow. Here's the Fatwa: Question: Regarding the narration of the seven in the shadow of Allah on the Day where there is no shadow save ...
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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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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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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 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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How do the Maturidis square their beliefs of non-muslims with Quran (17:15)?

The Maturidi understanding is that those who are born without revelation (i.e those on a desert island), it is still required of them to find God through their 'Aql. Does anyone know how classical ...
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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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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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Who is clenching the fist in these Hadiths?

I was reading these hadith and i was confused about if it was referring to Allah or Prophet Muhammad ( Pbuh)? "Abdullah b. Miqsam reported that he saw Abdullah b. Umar as he narrated Allah's ...
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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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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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A Question about Quran is created/uncreated

As discussed here and in many other discussions: 1 - Quran is the eternal/uncreated word of God. 2 - And people actions are created. 3 - Now, Books which we read & the words which we speak are our ...
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Is the Quran uncreated? (Majority opinion)

Selam aleikum, Is the Quran the uncreated and eternal word of God as Ahmad ibn Hanbal believed? A short answer would be enough. I only want to know whether this view is the majority opinion of ...
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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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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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How did the Maturidi justify their belief that non-muslims must rationally find God?

One of the key positions separating the Maturidi was the position that even those who haven't been sent revelation or who haven't been exposed to Islam are responsible, because rationality can/should ...
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what are the philosophical proofs of Tawheed in the maturidi and a'shari schools?

I come from a Christian backround but am considering islam.truly understanding classical theistic divine simplicity led me to Tawheed,but I heard that sunni islam rejects divine simplicity so I am ...
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Hadith Of 70,000 people of jannah

So you know the hadith of Abu Umamah Al-Bahili said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: ‘My Lord has promised me that seventy thousand of my nation will enter Paradise without being brought to ...
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Is there an „Eternal Decree“ in the Preserved Tablet?

Selam aleikum, I saw this Hadith on a topic about predestination: And the Prophet (r) also said, “The first thing that Allaah created was the Pen and He said to it, ‘Write!’ It (the Pen) asked, ‘O ...
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Looking at Video that contains mockery to Islam

What's the ruling on someone who intentionally watch a joke video or a movie that contains (or may contain) mockery to Islam? Will we be considered as an apostate If we're watching such video/movie ...
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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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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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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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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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Can anybody provide me Ibn Taymiyyah's book al-Aqidah al-Waasitiyyah as PDF, please?

When I've come acrossed the famous book of Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah which is Al-Aqidah al-Waasitiyyah (The Creed to the People of Wāsiṭ), it become a dream of mine that at any cost I need to ...
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Is the marriage of disbelievers valid? Were the parents of Prophet (PBUH) married as per Islamic law?

A Christian brought this argument. He stated that under Islam the polytheist marriage isn't exactly "valid". He stated the fact that the Prophet was born out of a disbeliever makes him a ...
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Are the pillars of islam same from times of adam?

There are many instances in Quran and ahadith which mention earlier prophets prayed, gave zakah, did hajj. prayers and zakaat. Quran 19:30-34. Hajj. Quran 22:27. The first pillar was always the same . ...
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Do twelver shia really say one imam stays silent regarding divine guidance when 2 are present?

I am informed one imam stays silent regarding divine guidance when 2 are present. . Raifidi hadith by Imam Sadiq (RH) حدثنا محمد بن الحسين عن الحسن بن محبوب عن العلاء عن عبد الله بن ابى يعفور عن ابى ...
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Are Allahs hands, eyes and other features considered under asma wa siffat?

After reading following books and other booklets on tawheed like. Kitab at tawheed by ibn abdul wahhab. The Aqeedah of tawheed by saalih al fowzaan. Fundamentals of tawheed by bilal philips. Creed of ...
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Why are there so many attacks on Imam Abu Hanifah RH (for example saying his hadiths have no value, that he is a liar, being compared to dajjal etc

Attack on Abu Hanifah RH by Ahmad bin Hanbal RH: Imam Hanbal said that a goats faecees is on par with the fatwas of Abu Hanifah Source: Tarikh Al Baghdad Vol 13 pg 411 Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said Imam ...
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derivation of the words for divorce

' I divorce you ' can someone explain how,these words came through tawatur, ijma, sahaba, prophet or however they reached us as words for divorce or the procedure?
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Can someone be an Athari Hanafi?

There are four classical schools of thought about fiqh (Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafii, Maliki). Then there are also three Sunni schools of thought about some Aqeedah issues (Athari/Hanbali, Ashari, Maturidi)...
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Womb held on to Allahs robe, Are the cloak and Robe literal?

Sunnah.com mentions 3 ahadith about Allahs Robe and cloak. https://sunnah.com/search?q=Robe+cloak عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم إن الله عزوجل لَمَّا خَلَقَ ...
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Who are the Kullabiyah?

I've read a few articles with statement of ibn Taymiyyah pointing at a further sects of creed beside the Salafi, Ash'ary and Maturidi which claim to be part of ahl as-Sunna wal Jama'a (or at least ...
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