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Was the prophet sinless?

There seems to be a commonly held belief that the prophet Muhammad (and the prophets in general) are somehow protected from ever committing any sin. I have seen nothing in the Qur'an to suggest this, ...
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Should a Muslim believe in Dinosaurs?

There are plenty of fossils that shows the existence pre historic animals like Dinosaurs. However they have never been mentioned either in the Holy Quran or in Hadis. They fact that they lived for ...
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Why do the Shi'as believe that their Imams can provide divine guidance?

We all know for sure that Prophet Muhammad Sallahu alayhi wassalam was the last Prophet and the seal of the Messengers and he received the final revelation or the "Divine Message". I and most Sunnis ...
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Who is a Jew… According to Muslims?

In Islam, Ahlul al-Kitaab have a special, protected status. For example, a Muslim man may marry a Jewish or Christian woman. Because of this, it is relevant to determine who is a Jew or a Christian. ...
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Why take Mohammad's word?

In the book The Kuzari, written in Arabic in the 12th century, a rabbi (a Jewish religious leader) argues that Judaism is the true religion and that Islam and Christianity (as well as secular ...
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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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What is the Islamic view of the Law of Attraction?

Does Islam approve Law of attraction? I mean is it OK to think like that or it's conflicting with Islamic beliefs? Is what they call "The Universe" same as Allah? Is this in any way mentioned in ...
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

Assalamu alaikum. I am following Islam and very proud to be Muslim. I have few question to clarify my doubts. Islam is against of idol worship and all the activities in Islam is different than the ...
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If a person does good deeds throughout his life but never believed in God, will he go to hell?

If a person is good person throughout his life, But does not believe in God, in other words a Non-Muslim. Will he/she go to hell? I think of this question when about reading Alexander Fleming, that ...
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Why does God let people kill each other?

We are all here in this world to pass our test, and the other world will be the result of our deeds in this world, right?? Then if God gave us the chance of test here in this world. Why did he gave ...
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Do we need religion for morality? Morality without religion?

Some time ago I answered this Question (As an atheist, what awaits me after death?) based on my own knowledge! The questioner commented that I am very wrong and we do not need religion for morality as ...
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Is there a difference between idolatry and partnership with God?

In Judaism, there is a distinction drawn between avoda zarah (idolatry) and shituf (association). The former is the worship of multiple gods and/or worship of idols as gods. The latter is the ...
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Is it true that all the infallibles are destined to receive martyrdom?

It is a commonly held belief (observed from the words of imams (sermons)/speakers of religious gatherings), that all the fourteen infallibles are destined to receive martyrdom. Is that true? If yes, ...
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Is it allowed in Islam to touch the feet of elders?

I would like to know if touching the feet of elders is allowed in Islam. Some people, even elders who have performed Hajj and pray five times a day, believe that children should touch the feet of ...
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What will happen after the Judgement Day?

I am having this doubt which is bothering me a lot. What will happen after the Judgment Day? I know people will be given heaven or hell based on their action on earth. But what happens next?
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How can one share good news without invoking the evil eye?

Where I live, in our culture the evil eye can get to you if you share good news e.g. if I get a job, I tell my siblings and family with a good gesture, but people might be jealous or envy you or may ...
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How can God have a human feeling?

For example, God can get angry according to Quran. For me, this is a human feeling and a weakness. I don't understand. How can God have a human feeling, which also happened to be a weakness?
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What is the purpose of miracles if not to make people believe?

In Holy Quran we read: And they say, "Why was there not sent down to him an angel?" But if We had sent down an angel, the matter would have been decided; then they would not be reprieved. This ...
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How can we define Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat?

How can we define and categorize Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat in modern times? Especially when a lot of groups who do not adhere to the principles of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat label themselves as Ahle Sunnat ...
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What are the “core” beliefs of Islam outside of the 5 pillars?

What are the beliefs of Islam that are shared across all (or 99.9999%) the varying sects, not including the 5-pillars? Coming from a Christian perspective, we all (mostly) share the same scriptures ...
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Do Earthquakes come because the Almighty is not happy with us?

Generally Muslims believe when God is not happy with us, or something is seriously going wrong on earth, he sends some type of destruction to the people in one form or another. It could be wind (...
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Is someone who is unable to believe in Allah a heretic?

Suppose someone really truly wants to believe in Allah, but is simply unable to. Even after much trying and learning, he still is simply unable to believe in God. Would that person be considered a ...
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How can Muhammad be illiterate when the very first order he got was “read”?

This is related to this question, as well as to this one and this one, which all seem to lean towards "The prophet of Islam was illiterate", which I find troubling. Indeed, the very first ...
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Was there a Shadow of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him?

The topic has divided many but none to my knowledge to read and verify it. The topic of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), that he is eternal, that he wasn't a human or bashar (بشر) as he didn't have a shadow ...
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Why it is necessary to believe in God?

For anyone why it is necessary to believe in God? What one is getting with this belief? Please don't give heaven/hell or judgment day as the reason.
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Is it Islamic belief “Hate the sin, not the sinner”?

or is there something else that is opposite or similar to it... From all the teachings i have received the rule I'd say is Islamic is do what's the best. Basically people change so labelling someone ...
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Did Adam really commit a sin?

In verse 121 of Surah 20 we read: وعصی آدم ربه فغوی َAdam disobeyed his Lord and went amiss Did Adam really commit a sin? Isn't it impossible for a Prophet to commit a sin? Isn't it right ...
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Is a forced oath taken by placing hand on Quran valid?

Salam, My family forced me to place my hand on Quran and say that I won't say that I want to marry a guy I like (my family said no because they think he isn't good looking enough). Although I tried ...
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Divine punishments of opressing tribes?? All of them even kids?

Well, we have a lot of stories in holy Qur'an about tribes of different prophets who were misguided and oppressor, finally when disappointed of their guidance God sends down a punishment and everyone ...
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In Islamic tradition, what actions or reasons will put you to spend eternity on Hell?

I'm a Catholic and I'm stuck with an atheist in a discussion regarding, according to the atheist folk, illogical result receiving the consequences of choosing not to believe in something, as in: I can'...
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Why hell or paradise and no in between?

Why did God create us to put us in hell or paradise and there is no in between? So we will either receive eternal pleasure or eternal and extreme torture, with no other option?
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A muslim person becomes a disbeliever, then he becomes a believer again

If a Muslim becomes a disbeliever then becomes a Muslim again, will all the good deeds done by him in his prior period of belief be sustained or will they be destroyed?
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What is the ultimate purpose of Islam?

As everything has its purpose, what is the purpose of this religion? Is it really serving its purpose now or not? Knowing that we can interpret, understand and, if possible, practice its teachings ...
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Are thoughts of disbelief a sin?

I will not utter what thoughts I have. But I have a negative wrong statement popping up in my head of disbelief and then I think it's from myself. In my right mind set I don't believe in the thought ...
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Was Jesus lifted up in sprit or whole as a person

Today watching "Jesus of Nazareth" we were discussing about how Jesus was saved by Allah. There is a contradiction about how Allah saved Jesus. Some believe his spirit was lifted into heaven while the ...
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Why should we accept Islam? [closed]

The most fundamental question of all seems not to have been addressed on this site: Why should we accept Islam? I do not require that the answer derive from scripture itself; contemporary thought is ...
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What pagan belief was God referring to when he warned people not to rely on wealth and sons?

I notice many references in the Qur'an, to "wealth and sons", in particular, God warning the pagans that their wealth and sons will not avail them in the end. What pagan belief about wealth and sons ...
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Are first thirteen days of the month of Safar unlucky?

Some people consider first thirteen days of safar as inauspicious and called them as TERA-TEZI. It there any hadith in support of this or it is just a superstition.
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Does Islam believe in rebirth? [duplicate]

Most religions of the East believe in rebirth. Rebirth here means transmigration of soul from a dead body to a newborn body. My question is :does Islam believe in rebirth?
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Does praying the Salat express agreement with all aspects of Islam?

I asked a related question yesterday. (I'm not sure if it's a duplicate as the emphasis is quite different) I'd like to pray Salat at the mosque tomorrow, as I think it is a great way to worship and ...
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Threshold for boycotting companies

At what point do Muslims have a moral and religious obligation to boycott a company. To clarify, most corporations or companies do things that are immoral. How do we decide what is bad enough that we ...
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Piece of old “kiswa” (black cloth of kaba) hanging at home

Assalamualaikum, One of my relatives kept a piece of kiswa of kaba at home. And whenever they are going to do something big/good like before going to abroad, before marriage, before an interview, etc....
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Who is a martyr according to Islam?

What is the Islamic or Qur’anic definition of who is a martyr? What are the criteria required to be fulfilled in order to count a person as a martyr for Allah?
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The reason behind diseases and suffer of innocent children in this world?

Some very severe diseases which usually end in death happen for kids or even infants and cause them a great amount of pain!! Why is this happening? And why the all kind Allah doesn't do anything to ...
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Can we say that a person who does not have to be patient in his life, will not reach the heaven?

Quran, in many places of itself, is really focusing on this fact that the heaven is for believers because they was patient in their Earth's life. For example please read these [23:101]: فَإِذَا ...
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Some people say that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is present among them during let's say a naat or zikar mehfil. Is this true? [closed]

I think the question is pretty self-explanatory. Would Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be present (i guess spiritually) in a mehfil zikar? I have seen people decorate chairs or sofas in such ceremonies saying ...
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Where in the Quran does it says Angel Mikail is responsible for bringing rain and thunder?

Well now everyone knows that Earth isn't the only planet with atmosphere and weather. There could be millions of non habitable planets with strange atmospheric conditions. In such a case claiming that ...
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How do you know if you believe in Allah?

For the last few months I have been doing a great deal of reading and research about Islam, listening to lectures, and reading through a couple translations of Qur'an. From an intellectual/rational ...
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Does a person's religion influence their behaviour?

Do Muslims believe that a person's religion influences their behaviour? I've heard people say, when Muslim X does bad action Y, that Islam isn't to blame for Y. The people saying that are usually ...
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Cutting of tree at hudaibiah where historical pledge took place?

What is genuineness of narration/report which approximately says that Umer(May Allah be pleased with him) cut down the tree at hudaibia in order to prevent people from committing acts of innovation ? ...