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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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Madhabs amongst the sahaba

After the prophet peace be upon him passed away and different sahaba went to different cities was there a sahabi in each city who people would come to for a islamic legal ruling? I might have heard in ...
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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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who was Luqman Hakim?

who was Luqman ? In the holy quran, A Sura is name Luqman From Google Luqman ( c. 1100 BC) was believed to be from Nubia or Ethiopia. There are many stories about Luqman in Persian, Arabic and ...
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Battles against Persian and Roman Empire [duplicate]

It's often claimed that "Islam spread by the sword". I don't buy this, especially when it comes to the early battles as I fully understand that they were in response to aggression from the ...
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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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What is the chronology on the ruling on concubinage -in case of war prisoners?

It is known that in Islam a Muslim man could have intercourse with his legal wife and legal slave or a slave of a different owner he married legally. I'd like to get more insight on this topic ...
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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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Did Quraish offer Muhammad (PBUH) any bribes or anything when his power grew in Mecca to get him to stop?

Assalam alykum. Bismillah The reason I ask this is because I’m watching a documentary and it mentions how they tried to give the prophet (PBUH) anything he wanted so that he would stop. I wanted to ...
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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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Time when some actions when made obligatory/haraam

I needed to know the time when the following acts were made obligatory or haraam: Fasting Zakaat Hajj Interest Drinking alcohol Adultery Gambling Female infanticide
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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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What is the correct definition of the remnants of the Ahruf, which we find in the Qira‘at?

Selamun aleikum, I have a question on the definition of the remnants of the seven ahruf and I want to focus on two major opinions. The opinion of at-Tabari is, that only one harf is preserved and ...
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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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What are the source(s) that say that Allah sbwt sent 124000 prophets?

While watching this video, I heard aleem Dr. Omar Zaid mention that Allah sbwt sent a prophet/messenger to every tribe and nation on earth, totaling over 124000. Since he is a notable revert aleem ...
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Abdullah bin khattab was son of slave?

"Once Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (RA) was playing with Hazrat Imam Hassan and Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). At that time Hazrat Imam Hassan (RA) passed a remark on Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (RA) calling ...
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Do we have an idea of which prophet was sent to the indus valley civilsation?

Hinduism is a very old religion and I'm wondering if we know which messengers were sent to these people as they have parts of monotheism in their scriptures and I thought that Allah swt sent a ...
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Where is the chain of narrators for this narration?

ووقف عمر بن الخطاب- وقد أخرأه الخبر عن وعيه- يقول: إن رجالا من المنافقين يزعمون أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم توفي، وإن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما مات، لكن ذهب إلى ربه كما ذهب موسى بن عمران، ...
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Who is Mukhayriq “The best of jews”?

I've found one article on this subject on islamicity. This article states many things, that I could list one by one on here. However, it would be easier for all reading this in the future, if someone ...
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why did the Battle of Badr Start?

I heard that Rasulullah (P.B.U.H) migrated from Mecca to Medina (Hijra) as many muslims were being tortured and killed,to retaliate, he raided many caravans coming from Mecca, is this completely true, ...
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Any Islamic evidence to she camel came from the rocks to thamud people?

Any Quran or hadith evidence to she camel came from the rocks to thamud people?
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Do we believe in fairytales that are not scientific?

I read a question before about myths and it basically asked about fairytales or something along the lines of that but the answers werent good enough. Normally, when talking to non-Muslims but mainly ...
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Did rival Muslim rulers have any religious premise to justify the wars between their umma?

Much blood has been shed between Muslims in rivalry over who should lead the umma. Before fighting over politics, the premise of the requirement of a single ruler for all of the Muslims was never ...
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What did the earliest Hadith texts look like in Islam?

Wondering what some of the earliest Hadiths looked like, in terms of text. If the earliest Quran writings were in Kufi script like this: ...what did the earliest or most popular Hadiths look like? Do ...
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Did Ali ever say that only house of Muhamad can rule muslims?

Wikipedia seems to say so After Ali's death, Kufi Muslims pledged allegiance to his eldest son Hasan without dispute, as Ali on many occasions had declared that just People of the House of ...
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Was khutbah delivered in the Arabic language in non-Arabic speaking lands during the 4 caliphs rule?

The Caliphs conquered non-muslim lands who didn't speak arabic and I assume there must have been conversions during this time as well. So, did the friday khutbah take place in arabic there or was it ...
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Did Khadija RA continue to do business after her marriage with prophet SAW?

if she did continue business after her marriage, can you also please add the answer to-- approximately after how many years of marriage did she retire from her business? Please specify whether the ...
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PreIslamic Battles of khalid ibn al-walid(RA)?

Khalid grew up embodying the war spirit of the Makhzumites and was trained extensively in swordsmanship, horseriding and in the use of the lance. According to the works of Ibn qutaibah and Ibn hisham; ...
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Explanation: why Uthaman RA did not marry hafsa?

I would like to have some explanations on why Uthman RA decided to not marry Hafsa RA. What elements made him decide not to. I have read a few posts about the story but none of them has an ...
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Is there any importance for Toe Rings in Islam?

I was searching about importance of Toe Rings in Islam. They carry some importance in Hinduism. Married women wear it for various reasons. I also seen some Muslim women wearing them. So I searched ...
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Regarding the four Rivers, the meaning behind the substances?

During the Night Journey, it is proclaimed that the Angel Gabriel expounded on the four rivers when questioned by the Prophet. Water, Milk, Wine and Honey. Therein are rivers of water that does not ...
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What is the source of Umar being more tough on himself than people around him?

I heard in a lecture that Umar was more tougher on himself than people around him so that is why the people listened to him when he scolded. Also when I was watching the Umar TV series(based on his ...
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What was the age of ibn Abbas (May Allah have mercy on have) at the time of Prophet Muhammad's (SAW) death?

I'm confused whether the age of Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased on him) was 8 or 13 at time of the death of Muhammad (SAW). I've read a book which says, it is 8. But in different websites, it says, ...
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Some scholars says that you cannot make the plural and feminine form of word Allah from arabic linguistic perspective

Is it possible from arabic linguistic perspective to make the plural and feminine form of word الله? for example اللهون plural form of word الله and اللت feminine form of word الله because in Arabic, ...
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By whom and where was the first minaret added to a mosque?

When we check the books of seerah and sunnah we may be astonished that such a characteristic part of a mosque like a minaret was not yet known at the time of the prophet () as we may read in Sunan abi ...

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