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What is fundamentally unique about Islam?

What, if anything, is fundamentally unique about Islam? Obviously there are different stories, texts, and traditions associated with Islam than with other religions. But if we cut away all the fluff ...
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Why are they called sects in Islam and not denominations?

I understand that Islam has different ideologies and ways of interpreting the Qur'an, and those people with like views will stay together and call themselves a group. Though I wonder, why is each ...
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Does Islam teach that what a man says will manifest into reality?

In Christianity they have what is called the "gift of prophecy", and in this gift, a man can say a saying and God will turn into what the man said. Does Islam teach it in its doctrine?
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Is converting to Islam easier than Judaism? [closed]

My friend says converting to Islam is much easier than Judaism because they say conversion to Judaism is tough and some rabbis test your faith by rejecting you 3 or more times. This confuses me.
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Why do Muslims believe in prophets after Malachi?

I already have studied the Torah (Old Testament) and I'm now studying the New Testament and The Holy Quran. I have a question regarding prophets. How come Muslims believe in prophets after Malachi ...
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Is it possible for food to be both jhatka and halal?

Wikipedia says: In the Shechita and Halal method, the animal is slaughtered by one swift, uninterrupted cut severing the trachea, esophagus, carotid arteries, jugular veins, and vagus nerves, ...
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Does Islam believe in the revelation at Sinai

Does Islam believe in the revelation at Sinai according to the Bible?
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Are there Islamic writings similar to a Christian catechism?

For major Christian faiths, catechisms maintained by religious authorities are relatively concise summaries of their doctrine. (One example, from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, can be found here....
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Are Zoroastrians Mentioned As One Of The People Of The Book In The Quran

Are Zoroastrians listed in the Quran as one of the People-of-the-Book alongside Jews and Christians
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Knowing and not believing regarding the Holy Quran

I'm sorry for the lack of imagination regarding the title of this question but it sums up pretty much the main idea. I would like to know if there is an event (or many events) on which it could be ...