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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...