Questions tagged [history]

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

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Storys about الخضر al-Khidr true?

I heard some some storys about al-Khidr, like with Musa. I think most muslims do know it. When Allah says to Musa that there is a man who is greater then you. Or something like that. I also heard that ...
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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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Why did Prophet Noah never leave his wife even when she was non believing and disobedient?

Prophet Noah never gave up on his family even when they were clearly disobeying, that too for a span of 900 years and more. What kept him going, how did he find meaning of life?
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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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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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Origin of the word, “Hadith”?

So I understand that the word, “hadith” is taken to mean the teachings of the Prophet PBUH, but it’s literal translation is “statement.” When did the phrase start to refer to the actions/words of the ...
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Did the prophet (PBUH) pay Zakat, if yes in what form?

We were told that the Prophet peace be upon him lived an extremely humble and poor life. He hardly have food at home for the next day. This is what we were told. Now that I have researched, I find ...
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Cutting of tree at hudaibiah where historical pledge took place?

What is genuineness of narration/report which approximately says that Umer(May Allah be pleased with him) cut down the tree at hudaibia in order to prevent people from committing acts of innovation ? ...
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Why did the women in Sura 12.30-31 cut their hands when they saw how “beautiful” Joseph was?

I'm reading Sura 12, the narrative on Joseph's life, and I don't think I quite understand the historical context for why the women at the banquet cut their hands with a knife when they saw how ...
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Why did people in the past change the previous books?

Before the Quran, Allah were sent prophets to send messages of Allah in the form of Holy books (book of tawraat, injeel, ...etc) but people of that time changed these books (torah, bible...), why did ...
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How were the previous prophets another religion?

Today I was in a discussion about previous prophets before Mohammed. Then we asked ourselves: Judaism and Christianity came before Islam so the prophets before Islam started were of a different ...
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Abu Dharr allowed to steal?

Abu Dharr from the tribe of Bani Ghifar was a highwayman. He was also one of the earliest reverts to Islam. Did the Prophet (pbuh) allow him to stay as a highwayman or was the Prophet (pbuh) not aware ...
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Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) footprint near the Kaaba

Here is a picture of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) footprint near the Kaabah Is there any evidence that is definitely footprint of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH)?
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Biography of rasool(pbuh)

Can anyone suggest the best book for understanding muhammed rasool (pbuh)? Please give any link for pdf or suggest any online shop for purchasing.The book or pdf must be either in english or in ...
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Why the Jewish Pesach or Passover and the Islamic 'Ashura' don't fall on the same day?

As far as I know the Jewish calendar is (or was) a lunar calendar as our Islamic calendar. And among Muslims the hadith of ibn 'Abbas saying that Jews in Medina used to fast the 10th of Muharram is ...
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Haramain situation at time of fatamid caliphate?

What was situation at masjid-al-haram and masjid Nabvi(Peace be Upon him) during fatmid caliphate? Was there sunni administration(Imam,muazzin etc) or shia administration at that time?
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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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Why is Shab e Meraj celebrated the night before?

What is the night of Islamic event like Shab e Meraj e.g on 3rd April 2019 it is Shab e Meraj but some people say it is the night before that is to be worshipped I.e. 2nd April. Same like 27th of ...
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What is the history of Jummah namaz?

It is known that we were ordered to pay namaz 5 times a day by ALLAH HIMSELF . I don't have any references , nor do I have much knowledge can somebody please help with a little history for Jummah ...
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What is the significance of 22nd rajab in the history of Islam (Shia view)?

I have seen Shias celebrate the 22nd Rajab (the seventh Arabic lunar month) by making special cookies and sweet dishes, and by visiting each other. What is the importance of 22nd Rajab in Islamic ...
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I want to know, directly related with Islam, the importance of the 1,001 Arabian Nights:

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you! What can we learn from 1,001 Arabian Nights about Islam, its importance, and any spiritual ...
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When did Taqlid become established?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, When exactly did taqlid become an established norm? 300 AH or 400 AH?
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How can one check isnad?

To verify the hadith one have to verify isnad. My question is how to check Isnad? mean to say is there any early book of Islam (Authentic) in which the series of connection between narrator are ...
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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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What theological and historical factors distinguish Ibadi Islam from either Shia or Sunni schools?

I'm learning much about the division of Shia and Sunni Islam from this wonderful primer by the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm understanding the main divisions resulting from the succession question ...
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Who were sentenced to death during the conquest of Mecca?

We know that despite declaring a general indemnity, a few individuals of the Mecca were sentenced to death by the Prophet, even if they were found under the veil of Kaba. My question is: The source ...
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How many of 124000 prophets were Arab?

Someone said that there were solely four (4) Arab prophets between those 124000 prophets (Nabis). So it was not rational for me as an actual statistics, because seemingly majority of prophets were in ...
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Umar RA journey to Jerusalem

In the khalifate of Umar RA, upon the conquest of Jerusalem, Umar RA travelled to Jerusalem with one person using one donkey. Who is the name of that person ? Also, is it true that there was only one ...
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is there any complete list of sana'a manuscript difference with current Qur'an, in terms of meaning?

I came accross Sana'a publication by Sadeghi (Sana'a and The Origins of Qur'an), but he only conclude some example of textual variation with standard qur'an. Table 1 gives a few examples, in ...
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Who was older, Moses or Aaron?

Prophets Musa and Harun were brothers. My question is which one of them was the younger one and which one the older one?
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Was alcohol prohibited to the previous nations?

The Jews and the Christians, both, do not find anything banning alcohol in their scriptures and hence they consider it permissible. It is also known that alcohol was not prohibited in the early days ...
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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 was Palestine called in the Quran?

Recently I was talking to a Jewish friend about which religion has more claim to Palestine. He was claiming that Jews do, since Jews come from Judea (an area in Palestine) and it was called this for a ...
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What time did Dhul Qarnayn live in according to Islamic sources?

What have Islamic scholars usually concluded about Dhul Qarnayn's time and what are the different views and based on what evidences? I read the following on IslamQA: Dhu’l-Qarnayn who is mentioned ...
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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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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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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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Why are there so many variations of Islam and what distinguishes them?

We have four main Islamic schools of thought, namely : Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi and Hanbali. Then again we have Sunni, Salafism, Wahabism, Sufism and many more. We also have the authenticated Hadith ...
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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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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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Which surah(s) of the Qur'an covers the most stories (Prophets/real person)?

If we look at different surahs of the Qur'an we may find them addressing many topics: For example surat al-Kahf we have the stories of the people of the cave, (the people of ar-Raqeem are also quoted ...
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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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How did 'Abdullah know that Muhammad answered the questions correctly?

In Sahih Bukhari 5:55:546, it's noticed that 'Abdullah bin Salam asks a series of questions he mentions only a prophet knows the answers to, the answers are answered and he recognizes Muhammad as the ...
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Status of al Waqidi as a narrator?

I know there is a lot of criticism for Al-Waqidi by the scholars and muhadditheen (scholars of hadith). They accuse him of being a liar and unreliable. But some scholars say he is trustworthy, such as ...
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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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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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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 ...