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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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Did pagan tribes use bells in their worship?

I read that pagans in the time of the Prophet (PBUH) would use bells in their worship rituals, as well as for protection from the evil eye. Does anyone have information on whether bells were prominent ...
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Why did Umar (RA) forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?

I heard that Umar(RA) forbid Mutah marriage after the death of the Prophet(PBUH) and Abu Baker. What were his reasons for doing so ? Looking for answers from Sunni authentic sources.
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Why didn't the sahaba kill the Dajjal?

In hadith Sahih Muslim 2942 preislamic companions of prophet found Dajjal chained on an island. This beast tells them to go to this monastery. They find him chained up. Why didn't they kill him? If ...
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Who is considered Sayy'id and can this be proved?

As I know Say'id is descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) but can anyone prove that they are one? The names Mir and Saeed/Sayeed/Said are usually used by those who claim to be the descendants of ...
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Did Muhammad write a book about a camel going to heaven?

From a question a Christianity.SE, How did St John of Damascus view Islam?, we have the following snippet: The writing of St. John of Damascus basically runs like this: ... 6. He proceeds to make ...
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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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In what sense was William Whiston close to Islam? [closed]

I read in "Orientalism" by Edward W. Said: For his Islamic enthusiasm, on the other hand, Whiston was expelled from Cambridge in 1709 William Whiston was an English theologian, historian, and ...
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Did Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan become the ruler of Muslims in a legitimate way?

Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan ruled Islamic Caliphate from 661 till 680. Did he come to the power in a legitimate way (according to Quran and hadith)? I am only interested in the views of Sunni Muslim ...
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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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When did Noah live?

I understand that it is understood that Noah was one of the earliest Prophets. He is particullarly famous for the contraversal flood event. That he lived at least 950 years. My question is; When did ...
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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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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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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 Ibn Taymiyyah order Jihad against the Druze, Alawites and Shi'ites?

This Wiki articles claims of a fatwa by Ibn Taymiyyah on obligation of Jihad against Druze, Shi'ites and other claimed heretical sects. What is the source of the fatwa? Can anyone quote the fatwa or ...
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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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When calculating moon phases and prayer times found acceptance among the scholars?

After posting the question Are questions on the historical inauguration of some "utilities" or "methods" on topic? on meta I finally decided to ask ask it here: I'm pretty sure ...
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Is Islam the oldest religion?

I walked past a group preaching Islam on the street the other day and something they said piqued my interest. They were repeatedly describing Islam is the 'oldest' religion. I wanted to know more, ...
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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 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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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

I know maybe it's not a unfamiliar question in the 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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Does Qur'an 7:133 imply there were five plagues of Egypt?

Christianity describes ten plagues of Egypt: (a) water into blood, (b) frogs, (c) lice, (d) mixture of wild animals or flies, (e) diseased livestock, (f) boils, (g) thunderstorm of hail and fire, (h) ...
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Why is the “crescent moon and star” being used as the symbol of Islam by some Muslims?

Is star and crescent a symbol of Islam? Is it a tradition or is it mentioned in the Qur'an?
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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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Was King David a Muslim?

Someone mentioned, in a comment on one of my previous questions, that Muslims believe that King David was a Muslim. Is this indeed the generally held belief across the Muslim world? How can this be? ...
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Why muslims are not allow to touch dogs?

My neighbour has a dog and it’s very playful. I really want to touch & play with him. But my mother told me Muslims do not touch dogs. I asked her why & she said because it’s in the Quran. She ...
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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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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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Life of Sajah bint Al-Harith ibn Suayd

Sajah bint Al-Harith ibn Suayd declared her prophethood during the apostasy movement and even married Musaylimah. However, when Khalid bin walid crushed the movements around Sajah, she converted to ...
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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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Who was Jafar al Kazzab? (Against Jafar al Sadiq(a.s.))

Someday, I was reading in a site…, I saw the name Jafar al Kazab. Its name was written against the name of Imam Jafar al Sadiq(a.s.). I was wondering who he was? Why his title was Kazzab?
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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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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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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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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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Why was Quran not compiled at the time of the Prophet?

In the holy Quran, Quran is mentioned numerous time as the book It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; (3:7) In the last sermon of the prophet, the prophet said I leave ...
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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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Open ت and tied ة does both ت indicates at the end of the word that the word is feminine in arabic linguistics?

If a word ends with open ت or tied ة does both ت indicates at the end of the word that the word is feminine in arabic linguistics like ٱللَّتَ feminine form of word Allah in Quran 53:19?
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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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Did prophet SAWW predict the death of Ammar?

It is said that prophet SAWW predicted about Ammar a.s. that the cruel group will kill him and the final thing he drinks will be milk. Is there any authentic hadith about this prediction?
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Is there an historical “error” on war booty?

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah (ra) the Prophet (saw) said, "I have been given five things which were not given to anyone else before me: Allah made me victorious by awe (by his frigtening my ...
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What is the “Calamity of Thursday”?

I was reading some hadith and I pass by this: 114 حدثنا يحيى بن سليمان قال حدثني ابن وهب قال أخبرني يونس عن ابن شهاب عن عبيد الله بن عبد الله عن ابن عباس قال لما اشتد بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ...
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From when and which perspective did Imam and Mu'addhin of Masjid start to get paid?

As far I know, in the age of Nabi (sm.), sahabi (ra.), tabeyin (rh.), tabe-tabeyin (rh.), there was no instance of paying Imam and Muajjin (Muadhin/Muezzin) of Masajid. But now-a-days, we see, in ...
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Is it OK to put Radiyallahu Anhu after Muawiya bin Abu Sufyan who was not a rightly guided caliph?

I really find no reason to apply a blanket "Radiyallahu Anhu"(Allah is pleased with him) to all Sahaba specially those involved in fighting with Ahlebayt and breaking pledge with Hasan A.S? Also I ...
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What is the reference of the statement that Umm Salamah nursed al-Hassan al-Basri?

Al-Hassan al-Basri is a known Tabi'i who was born two years before the death of 'Umar ibn al-Khattab in Medina and grow up in the house of Umm Salamah () the wive of the prophet (). A couple of years ...
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Yusuf AS in ancient egypt history

Today, we have some information about ancient egyptian history, some of the pharahohs that existed. Is there any information regarding a figure who could be Yusuf AS in ancient egyptian history ?
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What is the concept of sects in Islam?

I have heard majority of people say that there were no sects in the era of Hazrat Muhammad(PBUH). Then, how and why did the sects in Islam came into being?
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At age of 12 One of Christian father told to our prophet that you will become as a prophet. Who is that father?

At age of 12 a Christian monk told to our prophet that he will become a prophet. Who was that monk? A question asked to me by one of my christian friends
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Do Shia and Sunni scholars study and evaluate the hadiths collected by the other sect.?

I know that there are very different standards of evaluating the authenticity of hadiths in both sects. However, when there are no contradictions between a certain hadith and the sect's criteria for ...

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