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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most ...
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Does All-Mighty Allah has a particular shape? (Sahih al-Bukhari Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition)

The following Hadith is narrated in the book of Towhid of Sahih al-Bukhari:(Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition) حدثنا عبدالعزیز ابن عبدالله: حدثنا ابراهیم بن سعد عن ابن شهاب عن عطاء بن یزید ...
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Context for "there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him"

What context, if any, is there for the following, which is referred to in the charter of at least one major political organisation nowadays? The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims ...
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Why has black hair dye been singled out?

Why has black hair dye been singled out? I find it confusing because I read in a fatwa that people should not dye their gray hair black to deceive people. That is really confusing because it is ...
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Does Allah have a loin or loincloth as stated in Sahih Bukhari, Book 65, Hadith 4879?

There is a tradition from Sahih Bukhari, Book 65, Hadith 4879 حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ مَخْلَدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مُعَاوِيَةُ بْنُ أَبِي مُزَرَّدٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ، ...
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Women will break if straightened?

What does this hadith mean, which is apparently agreed apon by Muslim and Bukhari: Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Treat women ...
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Can a Muslim make dua and ask forgiveness for non-Muslims?

There is a verse in Quran: مَا كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن يَسْتَغْفِرُ‌وا لِلْمُشْرِ‌كِينَ وَلَوْ كَانُوا أُولِي قُرْ‌بَى مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُمْ أَصْحَابُ ...
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According to this hadith, did Muhammad add something to Qur'an verse 4:95 or was it re-revealed?

Narrated Al-Bara: There was revealed: 'Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and those who strive and fight in the Cause of Allah.' (4.95) The Prophet said, "Call Zaid for me and let ...
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What does Islam say about marksmanship?

There are some hadith listing Mubah actions that involve khayr. These are; flirting with the spouse, horse racing and marksmanship. I would like to know if marksmanship encompasses javelin throwing or ...
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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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What color is Jesus, and is there a Hadith contradiction?

In some hadith, Jesus is said to be of red or reddish-white. eg: Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "I saw Moses, Jesus and Abraham (on the night of my Ascension to the heavens). Jesus ...
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What did Prophet Muhammad mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"?

What did Prophet Muhammad (PUBH) mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"? What type of knowledge is this? Though this line doesn't sound so prophetic... Does anybody have further knowledge on ...
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How was the man who prayed badly praying?

The hadith of the man who prayed badly is often referenced, at least among Sunni schools, due to its clear descriptions of prayer; it describes, step-by-step, each of the mandatory forms of the ...
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Authenticity and meaning of Hadeeth Saqalein (ثقلین)?

Sahih Muslim Book 31, Number 5920: Yazid b. Hayyan reported, I went along with Husain b. Sabra and 'Umar b. Muslim to Zaid b. Arqam and, as we sat by his side, Husain said to him: Zaid. you ...
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Is Allah in the lowest heaven all the time?

One question always bothers me about tahajjud. I hope some one can help me with it. A hadith says: “Our Lord Descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night,” And I am in this ...
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Under which Quranic injunction the hadith to kill apostates is classified? [duplicate]

The Wikipedia article on Shafi'i says: He also argued that sunnah contradicting the Qur'an were unacceptable, claiming that sunnah should only be used to explain the Quran. This implies that every ...
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What does "play" mean in Sunan an-Nasa'i 1556 Book 19, Hadith 1?

What does "play" mean in the following hadith: It was narrated that Anas bin Malik said: "The people of the Jahiliyyah had two days each year when they would play. When the Messenger ...
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Isn't this hadith about sunset unscientific?

Narrated Abu Dhar: The Prophet asked me at sunset, "Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He said, "It goes (...
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Is the Quran complete? If so, why do we need Hadith? [closed]

I am hoping to seek a final affirmed answer to a question that has plagued me for a long while. Though i cannot claim myself to be a good muslim like most of the people here, i do hope that with your ...
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What does it mean by the marriage is valid but its condition is illegal?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 009, Book 086, Hadith Number 090. Narrated By 'Abdullah : Nafi narrated to me that 'Abdullah said that Allah's Apostle forbade the Shighar. I asked Nafi', "What is the Shighar?...
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Eating garlic before visiting the masjid - ambiguous hadith

Narrated 'Ata' (Radi-Allahu 'anhu): I heard Jabir bin 'Abdullah saying, "The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi WaSallam) said, 'Whoever eats (from) this plant (he meant garlic) should keep away from ...
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Why did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) order the killing of Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf?

This question is inspired by this question: How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled? Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Ka'b bin Al-...
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Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam

A Non-muslim says that Islam is barbaric, and put this before me: Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam. However, he is willing to engage ...
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Is poetry haram or halal?

I found this hadith which contradicts other hadiths about the prophet Muhammad (saw) liking poetry and encouraging it. What is the correct ruling? Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ); said, ...
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Why is dyeing hair not obligatory?

The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The Jews and the Christians do not dye (their hair) so do the opposite to them” as recorded by Al-Bukhaari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and An-Nasaa’i. Yet no ...
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Does Islam allow killing of Innocent individuals, if the tribe has committed some crime?

According to this hadith: "Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and ...
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Can we say "رضی الله عنه " after Khalid bin Al-Walid?

There is a tradition In Sahih Bukhari, Book 64, Hadith 368 in which The Prophet (pbuh) stated clearly his low opinion on what Khalid had committed: The Prophet (ﷺ) sent Khalid bin Al-Walid to the ...
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What are the rulings regarding pride?

(Sahih Muslim : 91) The Prophet (ﷺ) said : لاَ يَدْخُلُ النَّارَ أَحَدٌ فِي قَلْبِهِ مِثْقَالُ حَبَّةِ خَرْدَلٍ مِنْ إِيمَانٍ وَلاَ يَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ أَحَدٌ فِي قَلْبِهِ مِثْقَالُ حَبَّةِ ...
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Are all my deeds not accepted now?

This YouTube video This Sin May Erase All Your Good Deeds! — Scary Hadith quotes a hadith that says when I transgress the limits while being aware Allah SWT is watching, my deeds are deleted. My ...
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Seeking an explanation of the hadith: "Fear the prayer of the oppressed, even if he is a disbeliever, for there is no barrier (between it and Allah).”

Please can anyone explain the following hadith? The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Fear the prayer of the oppressed, even if he is a disbeliever, for there is ...
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What is the newborn suffering that aqeeqah is supposed to relieve?

Narrated Salman bin 'Amir Ad-Dabbi: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "'Aqiqa is to be offered for a (newly born) boy, so slaughter (an animal) for him, and relieve him of his suffering." Sahih ...
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If a man's marriage fulfils "half his deen", what happens with multiple wives?

The question Are the "half your deen" hadiths authentic? talks about the hadiths regarding a man's marriage being half his deen. For example, Daily Hadith write: Anas ibn Malik reported: ...
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Why the title 'Mothers of the Believers' for the wives of the Prophet SAW

I want to understand the reason for the above title . Was the above title given only because they couldn't marry anyone after the Prophet SAW's death (as the Shiites claim with reference as a Hadith ...
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Is it true that the Prophet (SAWW) said no one hates Ali (a.s.) unless hypocrite?

Is it authentic that the Prophet (SAWW) said no one loves Ali (a.s.) unless believer and no one hates him unless hypocrite? If yes then what is the reason of this? And is this said about any other ...
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Did Masjid e Nabawi had two Muezzins during the Prophet's lifetime simultaneously?

There are two Hadiths that I recently came across: 'A'ishah reported: Ibn Umm Maktum was the mu'adhdhin of the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) and he was blind. Sunan Abi Dawud 535 and ...
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Did earlier prophets also travel on buraq?

Anas (ra) relates that the Prophet (saw) said, “I was brought the Buraq, a tall white beast, bigger than a donkey, smaller than a mule. It could place his hooves at the farthest boundary of his gaze. ...
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What does the hadith about Paradise surrounded with hardships and Jahannam surrounded by desires mean?

The below hadith is found in Sahih Muslim #2822 and Jami at-Tirmidhi #2559: عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ حُفَّتِ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ ...
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Umar recoursed (Tawassol) to the uncle of the Prophet(s) (Sunni view)

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ : أنّه کَانَ إِذَا قَحَطُوا اسْتَسْقَى بِالْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ عَبْدِالْمُطَّلِبِ ، فَقَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا کُنَّا نَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَیْکَ بِنَبِیِّنَا فَتَسْقِينَا، ...
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Did God create the earth for the sake of the Prophet and his family only?

I posted a question earlier and I got a reply that states a part of a Hadith: Why do Shia care about Hussain and not Hasan? Then the Lord, Almighty Allah said :"O My angels! O Residents of My ...
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"About some things He was silent-out of compassion for you, not forgetfulness, so seek not after them" - What things?

I was recently emailed this hadith: An Nawawi Hadith Number 030 : The Authority Of Jurthum bin Nashir The messenger of Allah said : "Allah the Almighty has laid down religious duties, so do ...
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Should one pray after 'Asr?

There appears to be two different hadiths on praying after 'Asr. Some hadiths say it is haram. Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is no prayer after the morning ...
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If a person loves his kaafir relatives, will he be resurrected with them?

A man asked the Prophet (ﷺ) about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, "When will the Hour be?" The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "What have you prepared for it?" The man said, "...
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the implications of Jesus abolishing Jizya?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the ...
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Who decides who can carry out executions of those who mock the Prophet Mohammad?

I have read at IslamQA and learned that making fun of the Prophet Mohammad is punishable by death. In the Hadith, there are numerous acts carried out by regular people upon those who do so. It came to ...
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The meaning of the hadith: كل راية ترفع قبل قيام القائم ، فصاحبها طاغوت?

What does exactly this hadith means? كل راية ترفع قبل قيام القائم ، فصاحبها طاغوت يعبد من دون الله عز وجل Some Shia scholars according to this hadith prove that each ruling (government) before ...
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What is the explanation of the hadith "The child of adultery is worst of the three"?

Recently I have heard about this narration in a local gathering but the speaker did not give any references nor did he elaborate on this specific Hadith. Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: ...
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In what sense are wives "captives" in the hadith "...they are but captives with you..."?

I'm surprised by the use of the word captive in this hadith: And indeed I order you to be good to the women, for they are but captives with you over whom you have no power than that, except if they ...
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What is meant by "touch" in this hadith?

This hadith from al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer: It was narrated that Ma’qil ibn Yassaar said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “For one of you to be stabbed in ...
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Rapid Recitation of Quran during Taraweeh Prayer [closed]

Here in India, While offering the taraweeh prayer the Noble Quran is recited really fast in order to just complete it by the time the month gets over. I really dont think that this type of recitation ...
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Does the tailbone (coccyx) not decay?

Asalamu 'aleykum. There is a Hadith about the day of resurrection which states, that humans will be resurrected from the end part of the coccyx: This Hadeeth is presented in Saheeh Al-Bukhaari and ...
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