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Difference between Hadith and Rivaya

can the word"Hadith" be used for a false narration,or is there a difference between a "Rivaya" and a "Hadith" and the word "Hadith" only be used for a narration that has been authenticate????
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What exactly consitutes a vow (nadhr النذر)?

Allah the almighty says in the Qur'an describing the righteous people: They [are those who] fulfill [their] vows and fear a Day whose evil will be widespread. (76:7) I'm not sure whether there's a ...
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What is the difference between the different formulations used in describing how a hadith was transmitted?

In hadith books we may read in the narrator chain how and via whom a hadith was transmitted. I wonder if different formulations indicate different ways of transmission here some examples we may find: ...
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Meanings of the word Islam [duplicate]

What is the base of the Word Islam, it is Is and Lam combined, meaning Peace, it is P-e-ace, and what does it represents, can any one translate the word in its essence please.
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Is it still backbiting if I don't mention the name of the person being backbit?

Suppose I'm discussing about a person in a gathering but I am not revealing that person's identity i.e. there is no way for the people in the gathering to know who that person is. Also, the people in ...
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Taqiya - conditions and goals?

The term taqiya is often flung about in an uninformed manner, suggesting that it is halal to lie to Non-Muslims about all manner of things, in particular about Islamic doctrine, in order to further ...
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How exactly are the practical customs of people of Medina in the Maliki Jurisprudence defined?

Among the osol (the sources) of fiqh (see also in What are basic (osol al fiqh) differences & similarities between the 4 (existing) Legal Sunni Schools: Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, & Shafi'i? ...
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What are the characteristics of 'illal (criteria) that distinguish them from hikam (benefits)?

This question raised the point that it is hard to distinguish the term 'illah (criterion, Arabic: عله) from hikmah (benefit, Arabic: حكمه) when it comes to ahkām al-fiqh (rulings of jurisprudence, ...
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What does the Indonesian word “ghibtoh” mean?

Please explain to me what is the meaning of the Indonesian word ghibtoh, with references to the Quran and hadith. The article Hanya Boleh Hasad pada Dua Orang refers to the hadith: لاَ حَسَدَ ...
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What is the meaning of “nikah” and the purpose of marriage?

I heard that the word "nikah" has a disgusting meaning to it? All this time I thought "nikah" meant marriage, but apparently it means to have sex. What is the main purpose of marriage in Islam? And ...
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Difference between Mullah and Ullama [closed]

Aslamu alikom Warahmatullah! I have some doubts about the meaning of Mullah and Ullama. Is there any difference between them? Because in some countries like Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan the word ...
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What does “mahram” mean?

I am trying to understand meaning of mahram. Can someone explain to me what it means in Islam? I have read about it on the internet but still can't understand its meaning.
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What exactly do shia scholars mean with 'aql (intellect)? Explain with examples!

Even if the meaning is to some extent clear from "How Aql is different from Qiyas?" but a clear example or two to make clear how this source of fiqh is applied would be very helpful to understand it ...
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What is the difference between these terms referring to a majority of scholars: Ijma', Jumhoor and Jamaheer?

Often when reading a fatwa we read that there's consensus (ijma' الاجماع). Or the majority of scholars say so sometimes the majority in Arabic is referred to by jomhoor (al-'Ulama') جمهور العلماء or ...
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What is the difference between the waswas (whispering) of the nafs (soul) and Satan

To simplify my question: What is the difference between the waswas (whispering) of the nafs (soul) and Satan? And how can we know when a thought is bad and from Satan and not just critical thinking ...
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Is the words of Allah exactly the same as Allah? [closed]

Is the words of Allah exactly the same as Allah? Apparently in Muslim tradition its evil to say that Allah has three parts. The point about "God as One" seems to have a reoccurring theme. Therefore ...
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What is the meaning of Shirk and the meaning of Tawheed? What is the difference between these two?

What is the meaning of Shirk and the meaning of Tawheed? What is the difference between these two? I tried searching for the difference but could not find it.
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Meaning of the word “zafeer” in quran

My son who is four years old now his name is zafeer. When we checked it has two meanings. When the word starts with "za" it's meaning is not good but when it starts with "dha"(which my son's name is) ...
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What is the definition ties of Kinship?

Which family members fall under kinship? If a person has a big family, does it mean he has to tie Kinship with all aunts, uncles and cousins? Or is holding ties of Kinship with only maternal ...
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Definition of Martyr in Islam

Whether a non-Muslim who dies for his country is called as Martyr? For example: A non-Muslim soldier who saves the people of country from terrorist attack and loose his life for the sake of country or ...
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What is the correct definition for “Shia”?

السلام عليكم Is Google given definition correct? one of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth ...
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Why is Shaitan bad considering the definition of the term?

As per definitions that I have found on internet Shaitan is: In the Koran an angel of high degree who was expelled from heaven because he refused to worship Adam at his Lord's command; often regarded ...
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What does “Inni Ka Lillah” and “Inni Qalillah” mean?

I would like to know the usage of Inni Ka Lillah. What is it actually? Another phrase which confuses me is Inni Qalillah Is the term controversial, meaning I'm your god?
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How is rent different from interest? [duplicate]

Say I have $100,000 cash and a house worth $100,000. I loan Sam the $100,000 cash for 10% of 100,000 ($1000) interest each month. Also, I rent out my house to Kate for $1000 rent per month. If Sam ...
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How is the word 'spirituality' understood?

What is the meaning of the word 'spirituality'? What does it really mean? I understand that it could mean several things and is to be understood in specific context, but is there any general ...
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Interpretation of verse of “وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ ”?

According to Shi'a Islam, what does "الوسيله" in the following verse include? How can it be interpreted from the ahadith? يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ ...
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What is the definition of “needy” according to Islam?

As you know, there are plenty of Thawab (reward) in aiding poor people. In fact, there are plenty of traditions concerning alms-giving to the needy people. As all of us know, a needy person is a ...
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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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What is the meaning of “مُوَلِّي”?

The word مُوَلِّي appears in Quran verse 2:148. I have read a few translations of the verse (e.g. here) but I still don't have a good understanding of what the word means. I looked it up on المعاني ...
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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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Who can be considered as an Alim/Alima?

How much knowledge does one need before they can gain the title of being an Alim or Alima? Or do they just need to be interested in Islam and study the deen?
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What is the definition of politics?

As is known, Islam is it's own politics, and we can split politics into two categories, politics which is in accordance with Sharia (سياسة شرعية) and politics not in accordance with the Sharia (سياسة ...
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Explain how lottery is haram in definition

First of all please refrain from saying things like these: 'because Allah made it forbidden for you'...that's what i am asking, where does it say that lottery is haram. Or why do you interpret it ...
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What does Iqra (اقرأ) mean?

The first word revealed in the Quran is sometimes translated as "read" or "recite". In the English language, these two words can hold a broad scope of meanings with slight variations such as: Read: ...
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What is the proper usage for “Islam” as opposed to “Muslim”?

I totally get that Islam and Muslim (and even the antiquated term 'Mohammedism') are basically the same thing - they refer to the religion and culture based on the teachings of the Prophet beginning ...
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How is the night defined?

The word night occurs in many hadith, but what exactly is night time relative to the Prophet's time? a) Sunset to Sunrise b) Isha to Fajr c) Isha to Sunrise d) Sunset to Fajr
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What is the definition of an Islamic Country?

Is there a definition for it? What should an Islamic country's government do so that we call it Islamic? In what way is a Islamic government different from any other government?
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All bidah are haram or not?

I remember reading somewhere that there are different types of bidah. Some of them are permissible or encouraged, and some others are haraam. However, one of the answers I read on this site mentions ...
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Who is God? Do all Muslims agree on one definition?

I’m not a Muslim. But I’m curious as to what Muslims believe is the answer to this question. Do all Muslims agree on one definition? What do you think? Who is God?