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

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Are sira reports assessed differently than hadiths?

For example, many sira reports in History of Al-Tabari (Tarikh Al-Tabari) do not go back to eyewitnesses, and Al-Waqidi AKA Muhammad Ibn Omar is present in many of those chains. Are these narrations ...
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How the radiocarbon date work in case of quran dating?

How the radiocarbon date actually work?The sana manuscript has 2 layer text,how they dated these 2 layer texts aka upper and lower text?I heard carbon dating can only date the material itself, the ...
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Does Ibn Ishaq's Sirat rasulalluh can be trusted?

I was arguing with a non Muslim that abu Qasim was Muhammad's Kunia and Qasim was his eldest son with Khadija but she argued back that Sirat Rasulluah of Ibn Ishaq mentioned that he had only one son ...
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Why didn't Muhammad execute the Jew who poisoned him?

Narrated Anas bin Malik: A Jewess brought a poisoned (cooked) sheep for the Prophet (ﷺ) who ate from it. She was brought to the Prophet and he was asked, "Shall we kill her?" He said, "...
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When did the concept of 'isnad' originate?

In the history of hadith sciences, who was the first scholar to grade an isnad? When was the first use of the concept?
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Muhammad's Title as Ruler?

What was Muhammad's title as ruler of Medina? Looking at his titles, I can't see the one about his temporal governance.
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Most Important Southeast Asian scholars

Who were the most important scholars from Malaysia and Indonesia in the history of Islam? What were their contributions?
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Who did Abraham sacrifice?

Who did prophet Ibrahim sacrificed? Was it Ismael or Issac?I have heard from childhood It's Ismael,but now when I came in touch of Internet people is saying It's Issac,Even the john of damascus when ...
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Sebeos writing about Muhammad [closed]

This is the last Question I'll ask which is not totally related to Islam.Sorry to bother you guys by asking these Questions,but These thing are affecting me and I don’t know who can tell me answer....
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St.John of Damascus [closed]

I dont understand the statement of ST.John of Damascus, what he claim many of them can't be found in Quran like he say "Mary is sister of Harun and Musa" but nowhere in Quran say it,Quran ...
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How did the inscription dome of rock survive

How come that the inscription of dome of rock survived? The building was damaged in 808 and 846 CE, collapsed in earthquake in 1015CE and 1033CE. There was a crusade in 1099 and dome of rock become a ...
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About St.John of Damascus [closed]

I have read St.John of Damascus say that Muhammad(pubh)ruled“If a husband divorces his wife irrevocably, he cannot after that remarry her until she is married to another husband and he has divorced ...
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Why did Abu Bakr send armies into Syria? [duplicate]

In this Hadith it is mentioned that Abu bakr RA sent armies into ash-Shaam: Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq was sending armies to ash-Sham. He went for a ...
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Questions related to Christians and Jews of Hijaz

Did Hijaz have many Jews (Besides Madinah) and Christians? Also did they have acces to the Bible or was the Christianity and Judaism they practiced different of the Judaism and Christianity other non-...
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Is it true that Abu Hanifa's grave was stoned?

Is it true that when Abu Hanifa died, some people gathered and started throwing stones on his grave? I heard this a few years ago, I would be thankful for anyone who can confirm or deny this event.
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What was the Georgian calendar date when the moon was split?

I'm reading this: People living in other parts of the world witnessed the splitting of the moon as well, which happened 18 June 1178, corresponding with Dhul-Hijjah 29, 573 on the Islamic calendar. ...
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What is the "hilful fazool" agreement that Prophet Muhammad agreed to before Islam?

I'd look to know more about the "hilful fazool" agreement that took place in Makkah when the Prophet was still young? Why did he prefer it over red camels? What was do great about a simple ...
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What are the islamic sources that relate about India or Hinduism?

Surely the thousands of Nabi's and Rassul's that appeared before Muhammad (saws) were not preaching the exact same precepts as Islam, at least because they were sent to totally different people. Of ...
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Was it allowed to put chains or shackles on your slaves in Islam?

In the west slavery is always associated with images of people being shackled or chained up. As far as I know Islam treated slaves more kindly than the west ever did. So, was it also allowed in Islam ...
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what did Aisha and Ali think of each other?

It'd be good to know from any side as long as its authentic. -Did Aisha really dislike Ali because he recommended Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) to divorce Aisha during the fitna? What did Ali say about ...
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Did the entire world submerged during Nooh's (Noah) time? [duplicate]

Assalamualaikum, I actually had this question, did the entire world submerged during Nooh's time, Nooh went on a mountain with some people and animals to protect from that flood,but did the entire ...
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Is Wilferd Ferdinand Madelung a reliable source for Islamic history?

Whenever I refer to Wikipedia to read about history of early Islam and later caliphates, many articles cite Wilferd Ferdinand Madelung in some controversial statements that he make. I will list below ...
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Was Prophet Noah sent for all humanity at his time?

We know that Prophet Muhammed was sent for all humanity & jinns from his time till the Day of Judgement. But I'd like to verify the claim in one of the answers for the below question: https://...
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How did Adam and Hawwa multiply?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidil-Mursalin wa 'ala 'Alihi wa Sahbihi Ajma'in. So the question is How did Adam and Hawwa multiply? I'd like to know both Sunni ...
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Where can I get authentic Info about the Caliphates of Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali?

We have sahih hadiths to learn authentic info about the life of the prophet, do we have something equivalent in authority and reliability for those four caliphs ?
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What was the battle in which Khalid bin Waleed besieged a city with a trench around it and filled up the trench with camels to cross it?

i remember reading about a battle in which the muslim army under Khalid bin Waleed laid siege to a city with a trench around it and Khalid RA had the old and weak camels slaughtered to fill up the ...
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Why didn't Muhammad do anything during a leap month? [closed]

The pre-Islamic Arabs had 354 days in their calendar rather than the 365 days of the solar calendar. To make up this difference, leap months were added once every three years. But this practice was ...
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Was Iddah observed for the captives of Banu Mustaliq?

It was forbidden to have sex with them until they were distributed and their iddah period was over that's a long time. But this hadith clearly show they decided to have intercourse with them without ...
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What influenced the inclusion of guardianship within Islam?

Guardianship of Muslim women by men of a particular relative status is an important part of Islamic culture. I'm confused over this because on the one hand the word guardian implies the protection of ...
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How authenthic is "Usulal Qiraat" or "shatibiyyah " by Imam Shatibi

Recently online I encountered this book, people quote this specific passage: "Now, the holder of the noble secret concerning sweet scents, he is Nāfi˘ who chose Medinah as (his) abode ": &...
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Time of the revelation of verse 9:5

Sahih bukhari 4355 says: Narrated Jarir: In the Pre-lslamic Period of Ignorance there was a house called Dhu-l-Khalasa or Al-Ka'ba Al- Yamaniya or Al-Ka`ba Ash-Shamiya. The Prophet (ﷺ) said to me, &...
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When and where did Hasan ibn Ali(RA) die?

When and where did Hazrat Hasan(RA), son of Hazrat Ali and the grandchild of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) die?
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What is the Meaning of this hadith in Tirmidhi

What is the meaning of The hadith: Masruq narrated that : he asked Aishah about the Witr of the Prophet. She said: He would perform Witr during all of the night; (either) its beginning, its middle, or ...
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Could Pre Islamic Arab women arrange their own marriages?

Background I am currently in a discussion with someone who argues that Islam worsened women’s rights in Arabia. I have dealt with most of his objections, except this one: Argument Before Islam, ...
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What is Madrasathul Athar and Madrasthul Ra'y?

I came across these two terms while reading a book and I couldn't fully understand what the book said. The book said Madrasathul Ra'y was the school of thought of Imam Abu Hanifa Rahimullah and ...
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what is source of story about healer sent by persian king to aravia and no one paid attention to him?

i wanted to ask "is there a hadith admonishing to not eat until being hungry?" and i have found this question in "similar questions" block. the answer to that question is enough ...
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Would abu al-Hassan al-Asha'ari regard himself as among the Asha'arites?

The Ash'arite أشعرية‎ or Asha'irah ٱلْأَشَاعِرَة are a known theoligcal sect of creed that refers by name to abu al-Hassan al-Asha'ary and most of its followers can be found among followers of the ...
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Who are the Kullabiyah?

I've read a few articles with statement of ibn Taymiyyah pointing at a further sects of creed beside the Salafi, Ash'ary and Maturidi which claim to be part of ahl as-Sunna wal Jama'a (or at least ...
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Is forced conversion of slaves allowed?

As explained in Is idol destruction a form of religious intolerance? The verse "Let there be no compulsion in religion" Applies only to the people from whom Jizyah is collected. So, my ...
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Which Hadith in Mustadrak Al Hakim prophecised the battle of Jamel?

Watching this video (Timestamp: 46:37 - 48:00) about the Signs of the day of Judgement Sheikh Yasir Qadhi mentions that there is a hadith in Mustadrak Al Hakim in which Battle of Jamel is prophecised....
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What was Palestine/Israel called originally? [closed]

In the Quran there is no Palestine but I noticed Israel is mentioned. What exactly was the original or oldest name known of Palestine/Israel? I'm not talking about the Philistine (Roman name given), I'...
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Do we actually know which of the terms Musa () completed?

In surat al-Qassas a long passage tells us the story of Musa (). In the part telling what happened after reaching Madyan, we learn that he married one of the daughters of the old man under the ...
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Difference between Bani israel and Israeli jews?

My history is pretty weak, I wanted to understand the difference between these two groups; are bani israel same as the jews currently living in Israel(Palestine)? Are they descendants of bani israel? ...
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What was the stand of the 3 out of 4 imams who were alive during the fitna of the Quran being created or not?

I have tried googling and looking on youtube but can't find any sources. I remember Imam Ahmed was tortured and remained steadfast. Imam Shafi'e said something about his fingers so escape punishment. ...
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Closing of mosques during epidemics and plagues

As we know, during the times of Umar RA, there was a plague. It was believed at that time as it is believed now also that if one is infected, the disease may spread to closed ones. This can be known ...
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'Misl Lahore Taj Company'

In many copies of Quran printed in India and Pakistan, I find this phrase 'Misl Lahore Taj Company' there on the cover page. It literally means 'Copy of Lahore Taj Company', and I interpret it as : &...
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How many wives did Prophet Sulayman (as) have?

I seen a lot of narrations that have different answers to this question and a few are like he had 99, 100, 700 or even 1000 wives. Is this an Allah knows Best question or something that actually has a ...
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Can the Qur'an help revise the common historical view of crucifixion?

Outside the Qur'an, we have no other evidence for crucifixion before the 6th century BCE. However, Qur'an 20:71 mentions crucifixion at the time of Moses (approx. 15th century BCE). Pharaoh ...
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why did not allah protect the sirah, sunnah, sayings and traditions of muhammad like he did with the Qur'an?

there are verses in the Qur'an which can't be understood without the sunnah, there are verses which cannot be fully understood without the sunnah and then there are those verses whose interpretation ...
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Enquiring as to the origins of my name (Naufal)

Assalamu alaikum I’ve had the given name ‘Naufal’ since childhood. I’m an adult now and for the first time I have enquired the origins of my name. And the only individual in Islamic history who shares ...
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