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Acceptable to wish someone “happy Eid” before the end of Ramadan?

Is wishing a Muslim person "happy Eid" before the day of Eid al-Fitr something which is done in Islamic culture? In my case, I have a work-friend who I typically see once a week at work. I am fairly ...
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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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Why did the women in Sura 12.30-31 cut their hands when they saw how “beautiful” Joseph was?

I'm reading Sura 12, the narrative on Joseph's life, and I don't think I quite understand the historical context for why the women at the banquet cut their hands with a knife when they saw how ...
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Do Salafis disapprove of Nowruz?

Do Salafis disapprove of Nowruz? I know that Salafis disapprove of some festivals. For example, Saudi Arabia's religious police ban Valentine's Day. Is Nowruz a festival they disapprove of?
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Are Uighur parties involving music and dancing permissible?

Uighurs usually have parties and such when a relative of a friend or a traveller comes and leaves for a visit. Of course, all relatives and friends are invited. All males sit on a table and discuss ...
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Is it permissible to write a fictional story in which there are non-Muslim characters?

I have been contacted to write the script of a play. Is it permissible for me to write a play in which there are many non Muslim characters? There will be no display of shirk or any rituals of other ...
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How can we be so sure that women must wear hijab when the Qur`an does not prescribe it in clear words?

The Qur`an does not specify that women must cover their hair. It merely says that they have to preserve their 'beautiness' (e.g. ornaments). Wearing hijab was a norm prior to the spread of Islam and ...
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Is blood money a religious or cultural practice, and would it apply in Indonesia?

There've been a couple of tweets about "blood money" and Indonesia, to do with impending executions by the Indonesian government of two members of the Bali Nine: From Father Bob Allowance is made/...
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Are non-Muslims discouraged from wearing traditional Muslim clothes?

I am not a follower of Islam or any other sect of Christianity or Judaism. Despite the differences in many of the ideals and teachings from these religions and what I believe, I feel that I should ...
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Intolerance in muslims

If you read the question carefully I ask Intolerance in "Muslims" and not Islam. Islam is one of the most tolerant religions of all, but one thing that's oxymoron is intolerance in Muslim fanatics. I ...
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Is bathing/swimming without covering the whole body permitted for women?

I know that in many cultures it's normal, for women, to cover up your whole body when you want to swim indoors, outdoors or just want to use the bathtub. What I'm wondering about is if there's ...
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What is Islam view on engagement before marriage?

What is the concept of Fiancé/Fiancée in Islam ? I come from a pakistani background and I know many people who get engaged for 2/3 years and its acceptable in the culture too. But what does Islam say ...
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Why do Shia celebrate Nowruz?

Nowruz is a Persian new year, but why do Shia all around world celebrate it. Here is how it is celebrated at my place. We prepare special nazr of Imam Ali. The contents of which are as below: a ...
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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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Are the prescribed Islamic punishments still relevant in established societies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are all of the laws in the Quran/Haddith/Islam relevant to modern (western) society? This question was spawned from: Are all of the laws in the Quran/Haddith/Islam relevant ...
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Are all of the laws in the Quran/Haddith/Islam relevant to modern (western) society?

I have been reading a book about Muhammad (pbuh) and have learnt, I am sure only a little, about Islam and the culture and times back then. It seems to an unlearned man like myself that the laws were ...
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How do Muslims proselytize* in non-Muslim areas?

*First off, I realize that in many Mulsim countries proselytize is contentious term. In many Muslim countries, for example, it is illegal for Christians to "proselytize," by which it is believed that ...