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History pertaining to Islam, it's origin, spreading of Islam and others.

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Shubuhat about demolition Dhul-Khalasa by Jarir(RA) and Ahmas

Assalamu aleykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuh dear brothers. Help please with one hadith from Islamophobes: the Pre-lslamic Period of Ignorance there was a house called Dhu-l-Khalasa or Al-Kaba Al- ...
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Is there any biography saying that al-Hafidh al-Mundhiri was an offspring of the sahabi Khalid ibn al-Walid?

In the biography of a scholar of the last century I found mentioned that he was an offspring of al-Hafidh al-Mundhiri المنذري the author of the famous hadith collections (on recommendations and ...
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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

I know maybe its not a unfamiliar question in Internet. I listened Islamic scholars such as Dr. Zakir - The idea that I've is that the names were created by humans to make more easy process's in ...
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Travels of Prophet Saw before his Prophethood?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, How many times did the Prophet Saw travel outside of Makkah before his prophethood and where to?
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How were khutbahs given before invention of microphone?

How exactly did the Imam read the Qirat or deliver a Khutbah in the past before the invention of the microphone so as to make a group of 1000 - 2000 people hear him? In some case the population ...
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Did the Prophet Saw ever travel to Riyadh?

As salami Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Did our Beloved Prophet ever travel to tr land that is now known as Riyadh? Did any battles or Ghazwa take place there?
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Interpretation of the verse 34:19

In 34:19 why did the People of Saba' prayed to God to lengthen the distance between their journeys?
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Why do the sabeans have so much in common with Islam? [duplicate]

People are saying that Islam is a copy of sabeans and that prophet Muhammad (saw) copied from them. The sabeans is used to perform hajj, pray 5 times, wash themselves after intercourse just like ...
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Why did the prophet (P.B.U.H) never recite the adhaan? [duplicate]

As allah loves azaan recitation he love those people who recites azaan but our prophet(P.B.U.H) never recite azaan in his whole life why is it so ?? they do everything which allah likes or allah loves ...
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When did Hazrat Aisha RA die?

Is it true that Hazrat Aisha RA died in 50 hijri at the age of 64 to 67? What narrations and ahadith prove it?
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Why we recite Bismillah two times in surah Namal?

I know that we recite bismillah two time in surah namal but i want to know that what is the reason behind reciting second time.
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On the existence of debate over fidelity of Quranic codices within the Islamic intellectual tradition

I have a question about whether or not a certain idea has ever been discussed within the Islamic intellectual tradition, and if so, which scholar(s) and/or school(s) of thought did so. The idea is as ...
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For which sahaba banana comes on Earth?

There is a history that banana comes from jannah to Earth for a specific sahaba but I don't know the name of that sahaba
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Death of Hazrat Bibi Aminah(r.a)

How the death of Hazrat Bibi Aminah(r.a) had been occured and where did she burried?
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In which month Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) and Hazrat Khadija (R.A) got married?

Salam to everyone.. I am asking this question because, by looking at this question this question is looks very easy but is very difficult in real. In which month Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) and Hazrat ...
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Death of Prophet Zakariya A.S?

How did Prophet Zakariya A.S die. He was killed by someone or natural death. I need full information from valid resources. Thanks ...
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What was the relationship between Isa (A.S) and Yahya (A.S)?

What was the relationship between Isa (A.S) and Yahya (A.S).
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Indications of Hazrat Muhammad (P B U H) in Gospels (injeel)

Indications about Hazrat Muhammad (P B U H) are very clear in Gospels. One of them is "Johanna". But my question is, what are the rest of all Gospel books which have such indication ? Thanks...
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How many time the name “Allah” comes in Holy Quran?

The name "ALLAH" comes in holy Quran how many time .
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Is the term sighaar as-Sahaba agreed upon among hadith scholars?

Often we find in books of hadith scholars and historians (biographers) the expression that a certain narrator was among sighar as-Sahaba صغار الصحابة (maybe one could translate it small Sahabi). From ...
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Man entering the court of Imam Uthman

What is the authenticity and the course of the following narration: A man [supposed his name is known] has entered the court of Imam Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him), and Imam Uthman said: ...
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How long, at most, did women delay marriage during the time of Prophet Muhammad as per records?

I want to know if there are any records of women who were unmarried (not divorced or widowed) for a long time(more than 20 years) during the time of Prophet Muhammad. Because if it was a tradition at ...
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Are there rulings, apart from alcohol consumption, whose chronology may be found in the Qur'an?

In the Qur'an we find the chronology of the ruling on alcohol see for example in my answer on Was alcohol permitted long ago, before Mohammad was born?: Alcohol allowed, alcohol declared as bad, ...
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What were the major introductions made by the so called rashidi caliphs in terms of public administration?

At the time of Muhammad () one could say that the Islamic government had his base in Medina or wherever he actually was. As far as I know there were no state officials nor a treasury etc. these kinds ...
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The path used during the journey of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution

Are there any historical records in hadith collections or Prophetic biographies, detailing the escape route from Mecca to Medina?
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Did different ummahs have different qiblas?

We know that except for Prophet Muhammed (SAW), other Prophets were sent only for a specific time or to a particular community or location. Given that the shariah for the different Prophets might ...
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What was the class structure of the Madrasa in history?

Assalamu Alailum to my brothers in Islam, What was the structure of the early Madrasa's in the Islamic world? Did they have separate classrooms? What exactly was the classroom structure of the ...
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What was the qibla before migration?

What was the qibla for prayer in the Meccan period, before migration? I remember stories from sirah that the Prophet used to pray at the Kaaba during his stay in Mecca and I've always assumed that ...
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Are there any Muslim references quoting the fast of ahl al-Kitab or earlier Prophets?

Allah the almighty says: O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous - (2:183) This means that fasting or sawm was ...
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Do scholars of hadith science treat all the ahadith the same way?

It is wide spread that one may refer to da'if ahadith on topics that are neither about halal and haram nor fiqh nor 'aqidah ... (basically anything related to rulings). For example when it comes to ...
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How did Muslims in the past wake up for fajr?

I hope this question is relevant enough for this section of StackExchange, as it's more towards history rather than Islam itself. Nowadays, people depend on alarm clocks or the loud sound of athan ...
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Did any of the sahaba - beside the Prophet Muhammad himself - give fatwa? (Shi'a view)

During the life time of the Prophet () did anybody of the sahabah give fatwa according to Shi'a sources? If so who was/were this/these sahabi/sahabah? And under what circumstances did he/they give ...
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Were the daughters and grand daughter's of prophet Mohamed scholars?

I recently got to know that the daughters and the grand daughter's of the prophet were scholars. Is this claim true ?
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Why does Islam trace its origins to Abraham?

I have learned Islam traces its origins to Abraham, I wonder why he is considered the 'first Muslim'?
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Did women sacrifice?

Did women in the lifetime of Mohammad (peace be upon him) and the Sahabah offer sacrifice on eid azha?
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Who was the first person to offer animal sacrifice?

Who was the first person to offer animal sacrifice? Was it Ibrahim AS or someone before him as well?
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When being a witness/scribe was established as an official job?

When we read the Qur'an and sunnah we may come to the conclusion that a trustworthy witness can be any person who is widely considered as trustworthy and a scribe could be any person who is able to ...
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Are all descendants of Muhammed dead?

E.g. Konfuzius has living descendants in all of China. How many descendants of the Prophet are there and are there any branches of his family tree that lived on until today?
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Why did Ali postponed swearing loyalty to Abu Bakr?

Shia and Sunni disagreed on some important things. Shia thinks that Muhamad select Ali as a caliph. Sunni thinks no. In fact, an answer in this stackexchange, says that Muhammad actually primed Abu ...
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How did the Prophet(s) & Sahaba confirm Ramadan / Eid start date?

Here in South Africa, we sight the moon according to the Sunnah to determine whether it is the start of Ramadan, or the end respectively. And not every location in South Africa gets to sight the moon. ...
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Was hijab in public enforced legally in premodern times?

I sometimes come across claims that many of the obligations that Muslims have in Islam are a purely personal matter and were not legally enforced, historically. It's not quite clear to me which ...
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Has there been a renowned Islam scholar who committed suicide?

(The motivation for this question is a book I am working on.) There has been many great scholars, etc. from all kinds of professions: scientists, artists, musicians, logicians, ... Has there been a ...
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What was done with non-combatant MEN of persia when Islam conquered it under Umar ibn al khattab?

Where they -freed . -ransomed. -made slaves. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_conquest_of_Persia I'm preparing a treatise on Jihad to educate masses. That's why I'm asking this. This is a ...
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How we know that Quran was not altered during the times of revelation?

Salam Alaikum, I was speaking yesterday with an atheist, and the main discussion was about "How can you be sure that Quran is 100% not altered between the moment when Djebril Alayhi Salam gave the ...
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What is the reason behind Muslim remove foreskin from private part.? [duplicate]

When a new Muslim kid born their parent go to the doctor for removing the foreskin of private part, what is the Islamic history behind it..??
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Who actually is Dajjal? [duplicate]

Salaam brothers and sisters. I was just watching a video on youtube about Dajjal that how he would look like and the signs which will be shown before he arrives. We all know that. But, what I want to ...
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Who named our prophet 'Muhammad' and why?

This is actually my son's question but I could not find a satisfactory quick answer. The meaning from the derived Arabic root H-M-D (to praise) is praiseworthy, commendable, laudable. src I am ...
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What were the religious views of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) before becoming a Prophet and receiving revelation?

Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) a polytheist like others in the Quraish tribe or did he always believe in One God or was he even religious at all?
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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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Was there ever a society that used only the Muslim calendar?

It is my impression that someone using only the Muslim calendar would find it difficult to figure out whether a given date several years in the future would be during the summer or winter, or how long ...