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Is it wrong to “sever ties of kinship” in the case of an abusive relative?

It seems severing ties of kinship (family) is a serious issue. From Sunnah.com: 'Abdullah ibn 'Awfa reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said Mercy does ...
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If devils are locked up in Ramadan, why do some Muslims still sin during the month?

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained. -" Sahih Bukhari 31:...
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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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To what extent is “thinking for myself” forbidden in Islam?

In the comments to this question, I expressed a desire to "think for myself" when it comes to deciding whether or not to perform an animal sacrifice during Eid ul-Adha. It was suggested this might be ...
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Is the hadith “I did not see anyone walk faster than [Prophet Muhammad], as if the earth folded for him” authentic?

From Shama'il Muhammadiyah, Book 18, Hadith 116, we have: Hazrat Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu says, "I did not see anyone more handsome as Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. It was as if the ...
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Should I correct an imam who forces his opinions on his community? [closed]

Salam, my masjid has a new Imam who seems to be a very friendly and knowledgeable brother Masha Allah. But one thing he does is in Salah, he seems to force the congregation to follow his opinion on ...
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Is dancing allowed in Islam?

Is dancing allowed in Islam? The first part of my question is in regards to dancing in public. I am pretty sure it is not permissible, but is there any evidence of reasoning to support this view? ...
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Is it a sin to protest against your leader? What is the proper way to protest?

I have seen this question but it is not answered Is it a sin to protest against your leader? Because the leader is the one who is selected by Allah on nation and people have to follow him. There ...
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What does not being “obstinate in religious matters” mean in everyday life?

Islam Q&A (article 88206) writes about Muslims eating kosher meat, quoting Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen: It is not essential to ask about that which was slaughtered by a Muslim or a kitaabi, and how ...
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Should I force myself to do a thing which my mind does not believe?

It's really not rational for me to do a thing while my mind does not believe it. What does Islam expect from me when it says something is sin but my mind does not believe that it's a sin? Does it ...
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Why is swearing forbidden?

Why shouldn't people swear? It's rational to say it is a bad thing when you hurt someone's feelings with your bad words, but if a person swears and no one cares, is it still haram to say 'f*** you' ...
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Is vegetarianism accepted in Islam? [duplicate]

Islam teaches us what is halal food and what is haram food. It is said that we should eat from the foods that Allah has made halal for us. So, while some people become vegetarian, that is mostly ...
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What is considered 'insulting a Muslim'? And is it a sin? If so, is it a minor or major scene?

Assalamu 'Alaikum, My question is kinda lengthy here. So, the important question is regarding a situation. So, there was this guy who bought a wrong book, since it had the same name but the book ...