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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 call fellow non-related Muslims brothers or sisters?

Why do Muslims call fellow non-related Muslims brothers or sisters? It seems strange that you get married to someone who you referred to (in the passed) as your brother or sister? Is this encouraged ...
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What should be the behaviour of a Muslim towards a non-Muslim?

In Islam, are Muslims commanded to hate non-Muslim or hate their acts (such as shirk) or both? Please enlighten me on this topic & provide references for your answer from authentic books only.
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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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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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Why do some Muslims fold the top right of their prayer mats?

Why do some Muslims fold the top right of their prayer mats? I asked a few who said that we should either remove the prayer mats or fold a portion of it else Shayatin will pray on it!!! IMO (atleast)...
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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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Can I idolize a movie star?

Most of my friends say that following a movie star is not accepted in Islam. Being a Muslim, is it haram or considered as a sin for idolizing one?
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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 it sunnah to put hands on chest/heart after shaking hands?

I have seen people putting their right hand on chest or heart (I don't know exactly) after shaking hands and saying salam. Is this sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ?
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Is playing with dolls allowed?

My sister's daughter is 5 years old and she likes to play with barbie dolls and I bought her a barbie doll for playing. But my cousin told me that it is not allowed in Islam to play with these type of ...
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What exactly does being a Muslim mean?

Can someone please give a brief answer describing the major and main responsibilities which is a must and sufficient enough to make a Muslim. Please provide references as well.
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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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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 harm through inaction a sin?

Let's say that X knows a person B, who is an alcoholic and beats his wife. X does not report B to anyone who could take action on B. He chooses to do nothing. Eventually, B's wife is killed by B in a ...
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What is the appropriate time to visit a grave?

As the title says, what is the appropriate time to visit the graves of fellow Muslims? Or is there anything such as an appropriate time? Most men visit after Friday prayer. I ask so, because one day ...
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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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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 it harm to curse (i.e., use swearwords)?

I curse a lot, because I am surrounded by many teenagers who also curse a lot. Is it haram to curse in Islam? What is the punishment? How can I prevent cursing? I heard that cursing is a major sin. I ...
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If the food at the host's house is bad, what is the sunnah regarding this case?

I have seen lot of people when they are as guests and are served food at the house of host, and if that food tastes bad, some of the men talk rude/bad things behind, about the food. What is the Sunnah ...
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Is it allowed to cross in between two persons offering namaz? [duplicate]

After jumuah prayer, people were performing nafl. I tried to move out of masjid so I walked in between two persons who offering namaz. But one of those persons pushed me; I was unable to go back also....
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Is speaking without knowledge not about Islam still a sin? Is being biased haram?

I know speaking of Islam without knowlege is forbidden. But what about speaking without knowledge not involved with Islam? Example: Many non Muslims write their own biased and personal definitions of ...
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Are people lazy because they are destined to be lazy?

I recently came across the following Hadith and I am curious about the implications of it: Ali narrated that one day the Messenger of Allah was sitting with a wooden stick in his hand with which ...
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Are whistling and clapping haram?

I heard that whistling and clapping hands are haram. I am looking for a clarification and the reasoning behind it.
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If I gain pleasure from spanking men, would it be haram to do so?

During the spanking, everyone would be fully clothed, and my hand would never touch his buttocks or body at all. I would be spanking him with an object. The man being spanked has agreed to be spanked. ...
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How to interact in a mixed-gender Islamic school? [closed]

I recently relocated to Malaysia and entered an Islamic school. However, classes are mixed. I do not talk to the girls unnecessarily, but the problem is that they start talking unnecessarily to me. ...
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Is sarcasm prohibited in Islam?

When being sarcastic, usually what is being said is opposite to the truth but in an expression or tone which can give away that one is being sarcastic. So is it considered forbidden and same as lying?
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To remain silent after talking about someone

In this video, the interview goes like this (approximate translation from the french) : "It was the famous story told to abu Bakr... I will remain silent for a moment, for believers who are watching, ...
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Is there any Islamic reasoning behind giving 'shinni' when someone completes recitation of the Qu'ran or when someone dies?

In Bengali culture, it is accustomed to give 'Shinni' (any food) to friends and family when one finishes recitation of whole Qur'an or when someone dies. Is there any Islamic reasoning behind this or ...
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Is competitiveness a desirable Muslim trait?

There's a range of human behaviors which are desirable (e.g. forgiveness, patience) or undesirable (e.g. suspicion, anger) in Islam. In this question, I'm interested in competitiveness: possession ...
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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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Is “imitating disbelievers” interpreted holistically?

I'll start with an example. Suppose a person: is obviously a Muslim, in their dress, behavior, etc., and no Christian would ever think "they must be a Christian", and participates in a Christian ...
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Why do some Muslims have triangular green flags with frills at the edges on top of their houses?

Why do some Muslims have green flags on top of their houses? A triangular flag with frills at the edges. I have mostly seen these on those from sub continent. Is this a sunnah or a cultural practice?
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Does telling people you have an academic credential amount to arrogance?

The 17-th item in Major Sins by Al-Dhahabi is Arrogance, Pride, Conceit, Vanity And Haughtiness (ref.). He references the Qur'an and Sunnah, e.g.: ...Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-...
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Is graphology and handwriting analysis permitted?

I want to ask, is graphology or handwriting analysis is permitted in Islam? Here's the definition from Wikipedia: Graphology is the pseudoscientific study and analysis of handwriting, especially ...
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Is mindfulness meditation haram?

Just sitting and focusing on breath (no chanting Buddha and Hindu deities and such involved). Is it allowed?
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How does a Muslim woman balance friendliness with shyness?

One thing I struggle with as a convert is haya (shyness, modesty, shame). A recent instance was where I bought a non-mahram (probably non-Muslim) man a coffee in Azerbaijan. People stared. I ...
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Is comparing Islamic things with someone or something in poetry haram?

Is it sin to compare holy/Islamic things with someone or something in poetry? A new Bollywood song is released in which he compared the streets of his lover with Madina and Mandir (Hindus worship ...
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Should I speak to a convert who has e.g. returned to using Facebook?

I know someone who is a convert alhamduliah, he travelled abroad to gain knowledge a year after converting, and alhamduliah he removed all those that were not good for him in his deen. But now 3 ...
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Is it haram to tie a tiny knot around your finger to remember something constantly so that it becomes habit?

Is it haram to tie a tiny knot around your finger or wear a rubber band around your hand solely for the reason of trying to remember something constantly so that it becomes habit? For example: A man ...
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Is it haram for a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy to have a relationship?

I met a girl on social site and met her only once during her birthday. The main problem is that she’s a Muslim girl and I belong to a Hindu family. She refused by saying that her religion doesn’t ...
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Is it a sin to laugh in Islam?

I noticed some elders laughing yesterday after which they said astughfirullah, I mustn't laugh. Why did they say that? Does Islam not allow you to laugh? As they were laughing, they said, ...
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Why is Qur'an 33:53 (which describes specific behaviors in relation to the Prophet) inside the Qur'an?

A friend of my whom I try to convert to Islam is reading the Qur'an and read this verse: 'O you who have believed, do not enter the houses of the Prophet except when you are permitted for a meal, ...
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Is looking at or thinking about good-looking celebrities zina of the mind/eyes?

There is a celebrity and I like I daydream about him sometimes. It's a celebrity so I never expect to ever have or be with this person in real life. Is looking at or thinking about good-looking ...
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Is there any verse in the Quran which states that dancing is haram?

Mostly people express their happiness in some form of actions (eg. by dancing, like at weddings or some sort of occasion). My question is very simple: Is there any verse in the Quran which states ...
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Is bowing to the audience at the end of a play shirk? [duplicate]

Bowing or prostrating to anyone other than Allah (may he be exalted and praised) is shirk but does that also include what some actors do at the end of a play?
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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 ...
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Is calling someone “a god” to mean “a very nice person” shirk?

I watched on television a person who was so grateful for being given food that he called the person who gave that person food a god. He meant this to mean "a very nice person". I laughed after ...
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Manner of correcting spouse

In response to behaviour that is unappealing to him and perhaps negative in general, what evidence is there of the manner in which a husband gives his wife necessary guidance about her behaviour (or ...