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Are individuals sold into European Atlantic slavery and their slave descendents to be considered slaves or captives?

This is a question for those who take it upon themselves to find who who their fathers are, i.e, doing genealogy research. For those captured and sold into slavery, and then their descendents who ...
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What does the Quran say about the number of children a family should have?

Within the Muslim community, there are those who encourage Muslims to have a high number of children. I also read that "procreation in Islam is a sign of God's will and a large family is perceived as ...
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Does Islam excuse abusive parenting?

I recently learned from a well-read lecturer in my community that the Prophet (PBUH) once sat reiterating something along the lines of "Be good/obedient/dutiful to your parents" and someone asked, "...
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Conversations with vulgar words

I have some relatives and we talk nearly every single day. And they keep cursing while i keep saying not to do it. (They already know it is forbidden) I keep telling them to shut their mouth, but now ...
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In what circumstance a Muslim can break the kinship?

Asalaam Alikum I want to know that in what circumstances a Muslim can break the Kinship. If a Sister leaves the home and marry against the will & in Absence of Moharram, Does the Family can ...
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What should I do with my Christian family after I have just converted to Islam?

As-salamu alaykum. Last week I converted to Islam. My wife is supportive of me doing so, but she doesn't want me to try and convert her or my children. They do haram things such as cooking and eating ...
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Is it required to uphold ties of kinship with non-mahrams?

I know it is obligatory to keep relationships with our relatives which are blood related. So is it obligatory for me to keep relationships with my uncle’s wife or aunt’s husband because they are not ...
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Is it appropriate to avoid family members who don't practice, and whose behavior is “evil”?

I am a Muslim who has family members which are not practicing Islam. They have witnessed clear signs of Allah like someone being possessed with Jinn and reacting to the recitation of the Qur'an but ...
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is not being patient in hardship means you have failed the test?

We all know that Allah tests humans with various things. And my father yells at me for no reason. And he also yells at other members of my family. I yell at him back. But I saw some YouTube video ...
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Family exposing the sins of other family members

Assalamu Alaikum, I have a question about what the view of Islam is on exposing the sins of others in order to humilate them and destroy their good image. Also, about cutting ties with immediate ...
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how often should I contact relatives

Is there any ruling how often we must contact with our relatives in order to uphold ties of kinship? Please help someone.
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Saying Wallahi when having bad thoughts about family members

Aoa Sometimes I get bad thoughts in my head about my family members, for example "Wallahi (I swear to Allah) I hope that something bad happens to them." I do not mean anything like this and ...
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Reading duas again and again

Aoa I have begun to have mild OCD for the past few months and struggle whenever I am reading duas. For example, I read a dua to seek protection from trials and tribulations, which you read when you ...
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Can i sleep in my boxer shirts? Is it haram if my sister see me in my underwear?

I live in Asia. I am a Muslim and it is very hot in our country. I sleep in my boxer shorts everyday. I also roam around like this in the daylight . My mom and my sister are comfortable they don't ...
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Can a brother and sister siblings bath together?

I have two children. So far I have let them bath together in the bathtub. But now I realizabilized whether this might be permissible ? Is it ? One is 5 years old and the other is an year younger. Is ...
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What justifies having children if there is a possibility that they will suffer eternally in the afterlife?

One of the subjects which I have been perplexed about is the conflict between procreation and antinatalism. Islam places great emphasis on the family unit and raising children. Of course, this is in ...
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What rights do I have on my biological brother and his wife and what rights do they have upon me?

I am a 28 years old woman, and by the grace of Allah, alhamdoliAllah, I earn myself and I am not dependent on any person in family monetarily. My question is that in islam, what rights do my brother, ...
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Can I end relations with my family? [duplicate]

My family are not good people. They don't pay zakat and don't fast. My father doesn't let me fast. All the men in my family are domestic abusers. My uncle commits fraud. Everyone in my family lies, ...
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Islam says we must obey our parents. What about when they ask us to do ridiculous things?

My father asks me to do a lot of things that he's too lazy to do himself, and these things seem very wrong.  An example of this is him calling me from the mosque to come back home to turn on the TV ...
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Dealing with elder siblings [closed]

I am an 18yr old Muslim boy. My elder sister always feels she can boss me around. She's just 2 years older than me. Does an elder siblings have any power over a younger sibling?
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Respecting parents who aren't deserving of the respect

Islam says our parents have the right to be respected. What if they don't deserve it? Does "respect" in this context mean that we should not disrespect them or does it mean that we must respect them?
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Dealing with a toxic father in islam

I have an overdemanding, selfish, abusive(physically and verbally), oppressive, bossy, fornicating and unreligious father. He is a Muslim but doesn't even know how to pray properly. He doesn't fully ...
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Islamically when a women gets married does her primary responsibility go to her in-laws?

Salaams, I was having a discussion the other night with my family as I am getting married soon. My father said that I will be "leaving this family" and joining another family and when I disagreed he ...
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Will I be judged on judgment day for not avoiding my family's haram business?

I live in the USA and I'm 18 years old. My father is retired from work and my brothers have a store which is haram. They sell alcohol and lottery. I tried to convince them to stop it but they won't ...
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What are the duties of a Wife towards her Husband's relatives/friends

What are the legal (enforced by Islam) duties of a wife towards her husband's relatives/friends? Example 1: Cooking, doing dishes, housekeeping, etc in a joint family system. Though duties could be ...
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Ties of kinship question

My mother gave me up for adoption.Her parents persuaded (or even forced) her to do it because in where she lives, it was great shame to have illegitimate child. So basically, my family rejected me to ...
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How does one make the home halal when living with a Christian guardian?

Wa salaamaleykum I am I newly converted Muslim. My family is specifically Catholic. How can I make my living area halal? Specifically, there are many photos and figurines, depicting people & ...
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Is it enough to advise someone on stopping with a sin without telling them evidences?

Asking this because a few months ago i was watching/a fan of a tv show which i now realize is haram (few curse words, some inappropiate scenes). I'm saying “realize” because i used to watch it (and ...
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Can I get married at 16 without any job or income?

I'm currently just 16 years old and I'm interested in marrying but I'm not sure if this is right as I don't have a job yet and I'm still in school. I want to marry so as to prevent myself from zina as ...
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Shias believe the successors to Muhammad must be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt. Aren't the four Rashidun caliphs related to the Prophet?

Shias believe the successor of Muhammad has to be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt( Family of the Prophet). Abu Bakr as-saddiq and Umar ibn al-Khattab were father in laws of the Prophet. Othman ibn Affan is also ...
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My mother is forcing me not to fast during my exams

My mother thinks I'll mess up my exams if I fast. If i do fast on exam day, she might get extremely angry at me and also worried. Yesterday she explained it might affect her health if I do fast ...
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What are the commandments of Islam about Zakat to a relative?

My Uncle has a daughter and she is married. But they are so poor. Her husband didn't do any work and they have no mean of earning. Even they have no other source of livelihoods. Is it permitted in ...
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Marriage of adopted humans

Is the marriage of a child of blood with his adopted sister and / or the marriage between a daughter of blood and his adopted brother lawful? And in the case of a man adopted from a family and a woman ...
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Is it sinful to leave abusive parents?

Background: I am currently going through a very emotionally distressing moment in my life where I am unsure which path to pursue. As a child not even out of the womb my biological father did not ...
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Is it permissible for a son-in-law to stay at his wife's parental home if invited by her parents?

Recently I was invovled in a conversation where people debated if it is a good idea for a man to stay with his wife over the weekend when she goes to visit them. Some argued for and some against. I ...
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Cutting ties with non muslim relatives?

Quran 9:23 O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you - then it is those who are the ...
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Is it wrong to “sever ties of kinship” in the case of an abusive relative?

It seems severing ties of kinship (family) is a serious issue. From Sunnah.com: 'Abdullah ibn 'Awfa reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said Mercy does not descend ...
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Will Allah forgive me for mockery of my father during childhood without his knowledge?

I was a kid but not too small was not mature but at age of 12-15. when my father came to school I said to my friends that he is the driver of mine. what is the punishment of it? Will Allah forgive.
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

I have formed my own perception that the Sunni interpretation of Islam is more general and cosmopolitan, where anybody from any race can enter with honour in Islam. To the contrary, Shia ...
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What does Islam say about lying to stay in the UK for a British passport? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding someone lying to stay in the UK for a British passport I know someone who came as a visitor to the UK and rather than going back abroad decided to claim asylum on domestic ...
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Is it haram to never speak to a sibling ever again?

To make a long story short I have an estranged relationship with my sister. We grew very much apart after our parents divorced. I don't want to get too much into detail but she did something so awful ...
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What can a convert do for a non-Muslim parent who has died?

If you are a convert / revert to Islam after your parent(s) have died can you do anything for them in terms of supplication or other forms of 'Ibadah to perhaps save them from the Fire or is it too ...
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Can a man marry his half sister's daughter? [duplicate]

My half sister (from the same father but the same mother) has a daughter whom I would like to marry. Is she halal to me or haram
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Will porn close my dad's doors to Jannah?

It has been almost 6 years since I first saw my dad watching porn and I've learnt to live with it but now I've started to fear that this will close his doors to Jannah. My dad prays routinely and ...
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If husband and wife are both working, does wife have to contribute money to running the household?

Is it always man's responsibility to run the house? Does wife has to contribute in case where she has a job? What is the situation where husband is jobless and wife is working? What is Islamic ruling ...
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Marriage of Muslim [duplicate]

Can Muslim marry a cousin or is it haram? What part of quran can I analyse it? I try to understand reading quran but I don't understand.
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Is it haram to look after your family, by doing haram?

In our world it takes a great deal to look after a family especially if you have nothing to start with. When you have a wife and kids, it is really hard to look after them and satisfy their basic ...
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What does Islam says about e.g. relatives who ask for money but don't work despite being healthy? [closed]

I have relatives who are healthy enough to work a job. But they don't. All they do is stay at home. They are married and have children too. They always ask me for money because I am earning very ...
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What does Islam teach about Love?

I heard a Christian say 'all religions teach love'. Is she right? I think that many Muslims consider 'honor' to be a great virtue. If a woman brings shame to a family, her brother might kill her. ...
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Was Mohammad's Father a Christian?

I have recently heard a claim that Mohammad's father was a Christian. The person I heard it from had reservations about the claim, thinking it false, so I hope that you can provide some facts and ...