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Was Zoroaster a Prophet and if not how did he have access to the Divine Revelations?

This question is in my head the whole day An explanation would be very good
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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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Atika the wife of Abdullah bin Abu Bakar

can anybody provide me information regarding Atika the wife of Abdullah bin Abu Bakar with authentic references from Arab Scholars
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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?

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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Different congregation in Haram in the past based on madhab

I have heard that in the past, there were different congregations in Haram (Kaaba) based on different madhabs (Hanafi, Shafii, Maliki, Hanbali). I even heard that this was due to disputes among ...
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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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Which Qiraat was the first complete Quran manuscript in the time of Abu Bakr?

Assalamualaikum, Which Qiraat was the first complete Quran manuscript in the time of Abu Bakr? Do the Uthmaanic mushaf cater the 7 mutawwatir qiroaat? barakAllaahu fiikum.
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Please explain this picture

my mother cut this image out of a newspaper or magazine during a stay in Pakistan in the early 70's: Unfortunately she does not remember what it is about and we are sorry that we can not read the ...
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Is this information authentic?

I came across a certain information regarding the aftermath about the battle against a tribe called Banu Hawazin and that is, "Muhammad(pbuh) gave a girl called Zaynab bint Hayyan to Uthman ibn ...
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How did Indonesia become Muslim?

In my kids' history books the Islamic conquests always seem to end around Pakistan, but clearly Indonesia is the most populous Islamic country in the world today. When and what methods did Islam come ...
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Would it be permissible to do autopsy on Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) body? [duplicate]

AFAIK, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is buried at Green Dome in Medina. Given we've access to his body, would it be permissible, from an Islamic point of view, to conduct autopsy on his body/remains? For ...
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Stories about Prophet Seth

Are there any authentic narrations about Prophet Sheeth (AS) in any authentic books or other books of hadith? How authentic are the stories told about him?
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Were concubines able to reject the master?

A short question. This is more a historical issue. Is it consensus by the scholars that a concubine can reject sexual intercourse with his master, if she does not want it? Thanks for responses.
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How do we feel morally/theologically about the allowance of slavery in the past? [duplicate]

Salam aleikum, I read and watched a lot about the topic of slavery in Islam in the last days. Besides the (r)evolutionary restrictions for the masters and in the sources of slavery, and in addition ...
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What's the scripture of Abraham?

Quran 87/18-19 says: This is certainly ˹mentioned˺ in the earlier Scriptures— the Scriptures of Abraham and Moses. I suppose scripture of Moses refers to the Torah, which can be found in the Old ...
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Who are the so called "seven" scholars of Medina?

It is often mentioned that Sa'id ibn al-Mussayib سعید بن المسیب was one of the 7 scholars or fuqahaa' of Medina. My guess is that this refers to scholars of the age of the followers (at-Tabi'yn ...
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34:11 : A historical discrepancy?

I need help regarding a supposed historical “error”. It is claimed that chain mail armor was produced and utilised by Prophet Dawud AS. The Prophet AS is said to have lived in the 10th century BCE ...
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Had the Uthmanic codices differences in them?

Salamun aleikum, I have a question, regarding the compilation of the Quran. My question is about the differences in the Uthmanic codices, which were sent to different cities to unite the Ummah on this ...
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Does every verse of the Qur'an and Hadith has a narration

I had from some people that every verse of the Qur'an has a particular event that happened before or after Allah said those words like wise Hadith too. So is this true, and can I ask the narration of ...
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