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What is an acceptable legitimate cause for killing a human being in Islam?

On this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal#Animals Muslims In Islam, killing a human being is not permissible without a legitimate cause. Especially killing a Muslim person, ...
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How can Ka'ab predicted Umar death?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka%27ab_al-Ahbar Ka'b :Amir al-Muminin, you ought to write your will because you will die in three days. Umar : How do you know that ? Ka'b : I found it in the Book of ...
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Do Muslim martyrs really get 72 virgins in heaven?

I'm interested in knowing whether martyrs are promised 72 virgins in heaven. I've already searched this site, and the question has not come up before.
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Is burial at sea disrespectful to Muslims?

According to recent reports I've been reading about the death and burial of Osama Bin Laden, I've come across a notion that despite any body preparation that may have been done (washing the body, ...
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How will Allah judge you when you die?

When you die, does Allah judge you by last minutes action before you die or overall during your life time? For example: You always pray salaat regular since you were a child and never missed a salaat....
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Guidelines for what to do after someone dies

Does Islam have any procedures which family members are supposed to do after the death of one of their family members? For example, after the burial, I've heard that some people host Quranic ...
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Should I visit patients/dead people if I can't withstand sickness/illness/dead?

I know that our prophet insisted visiting the homes of sick/ill/dead people. I can't withstand the psychological pressure of visiting patients and dead. Should I visit patients/dead people if I can'...
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Do souls inter-communicate among themselves after death?

Do souls of dead Muslims who knew each other during their lifetimes communicate with each other after death? If so, can the soul of the person that died later communicate news of the ones left behind (...
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Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law?

Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law? Does it matter whether violating the law would cause the person to die naturally (for example, eating pork while ...
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Is hell permanent?

When someone dies, if they are destined for hell, do they stay there for all eternity, or will they eventually be freed from hell? If they will eventually be freed, what happens then? Furthermore, do ...
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What happens to animals after they die according to Islam?

I would like to know if there is any Islamic evidence on the fate of animals after they die.
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What is the purpose of heaven?

I was thinking that it could be seen as a regeneration place, perhaps something like recharger for rechargable batteries, but only if you are rechargabe battery, otherwise you would go to hell, of ...
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What is grave worship? and what is considered so?

I've heard that going to graveyards and performing worship in front of the deads is forbidden, and is called "grave worship". Is that true? What is grave worship? what actions and situations are ...
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Are Martyrs dead?

Some brothers say: Asking alive people (parents, teachers, doctors or anybody else) to help us is not Shirk. However asking prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his Ahl-ul-Bayt or other great Martyrs for help is ...
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According to Shi'a Islam, did Fatimah (daughter of Prophet Muhammad) die naturally, or was she killed?

Someone asked me why Fatimah passed away in just 90 days or less after her father passed away: How did she die... my friend said she died naturally but I said she died due to an accident behind ...
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Is weeping or mourning over the dead allowed? (Sunni View)

I read somewhere that Umar forbade Ayesha to mourn over her father's death because according to him, her father would be chastised if she mourns him. Therefore, I'm just curious about the official ...
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How does Islam prove the existence of the life of the world to come?

I have a question: What is the basis for the Islam belief in the World to Come? i asked same question here: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23376/2188
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What, of reciting Quran at the grave, is permissible?

A friend of mine has recently had a bereavement, and some of their family have suggested the husband of the sister who passed away spend 40 days going to the grave and reading them Quran. Whilst my ...
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What is the reasoning behind the previous Islamic wars given a predestined lifespan?

Apparently in Islam, the day you die has already been set by God http://quran.com/6/2 It is He who created you from clay and then decreed a term and a specified time [known] to Him; then [still] ...