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Who was the first person to offer animal sacrifice?

Who was the first person to offer animal sacrifice? Was it Ibrahim AS or someone before him as well?
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Did women sacrifice?

Did women in the lifetime of Mohammad (peace be upon him) and the Sahabah offer sacrifice on eid azha?
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When being a witness/scribe was established as an official job?

When we read the Qur'an and sunnah we may come to the conclusion that a trustworthy witness can be any person who is widely considered as trustworthy and a scribe could be any person who is able to ...
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Where did the Imam stand for leading congregation prayer in the masjid al-Haram (in the early days of Islam)?

As we know because of the tawaf and the fact that the Kaaba which is in the midlle of the mosque is our prayer direction, it is impossible to lead and pray in one single direction in the masjid al-...
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Was the name Friday/Jumua known before Islam?

Based on this Question and as we know that all weekdays in Arabic are associated with a number: Sunday =al-Ahad - 1 الأحد Monday =al-Ithnayn - 2 الاثنين Tuesday = a-Thulata' - 3 الثلاثاء Wednesday = ...
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Are all descendants of Muhammed dead?

E.g. Konfuzius has living descendants in all of China. How many descendants of the Prophet are there and are there any branches of his family tree that lived on until today?
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How we know that Quran was not altered during the times of revelation?

Salam Alaikum, I was speaking yesterday with an atheist, and the main discussion was about "How can you be sure that Quran is 100% not altered between the moment when Djebril Alayhi Salam gave the ...
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Why Hz. Umar changed 8 rakah taraweeh to 20 rakah?

Apparently there are no recordings anywhere that the prophet (pbuh) prayed 20 rakah taraweeh. That the prophet (pbuh) prayed 8 rakah taraweeh. I understand that Umar (may allah be pleased with him) ...
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What is the stance of Muslim scholars on relationship of Prophet Muhammad with Maria Qibti?

I am a Muslim and came around a discussion with an atheist friend. He asked me this question, that why Prophet Muhammad had relationship with Maria Qibti, though they were not married. They had a son ...
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How did the Prophet(s) & Sahaba confirm Ramadan / Eid start date?

Here in South Africa, we sight the moon according to the Sunnah to determine whether it is the start of Ramadan, or the end respectively. And not every location in South Africa gets to sight the moon. ...
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Why is the Hafs reading of the Qur'an so prevalent?

Of everything I've read, the Hafs-an-Asim reading of the Qur'an is used by the vast majority of Muslims (it's definitely the only I've ever seen or heard used in my area). I've even seen articles ...
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Who actually is Dajjal? [duplicate]

Salaam brothers and sisters. I was just watching a video on youtube about Dajjal that how he would look like and the signs which will be shown before he arrives. We all know that. But, what I want to ...
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Who named our prophet 'Muhammad' and why?

This is actually my son's question but I could not find a satisfactory quick answer. The meaning from the derived Arabic root H-M-D (to praise) is praiseworthy, commendable, laudable. src I am ...
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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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Who was the biological mother of Umama (or Umayma) bint Abdul Muttalib?

Continuing from this question here I would like to ask, according to Muslim Scholars, who was the biological mother of Umama (or Umayma) bint Abdul Muttalib? What are the most legitimate / ...
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Who was the biological mother of Zaynab bint Jahsh according to Muslim Scholars? [closed]

Continuing from these questions here and here I want to know who was the biological Mother of Zaynab bint Jahsh ? Is it really Umaima bint Abdulmuttalib? What are the sources that say so? What ...
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Was there a zamanu jahilliya(Era of ignorance) after the Prophet (PBUH)? [closed]

I am not that good at Tarikh, Islamic history, but I am concerned with how Islam is so divided more so in this generation. There is a lot of versions of simple things such as how the Prophet (PBUH) ...
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Why muslims are not allow to touch dogs?

So I my neighbor 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 Quran. She ...
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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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How did “an atom's weight” come to be mentioned in translations of the Qur'an?

IslamWeb lists Qur'an 10:61 as a miracle of the Qur'an (That matter is made up of sub-atomic particles (chapter 10, verse 61).). The verse is: وَمَا تَكُونُ فِي شَأْنٍ وَمَا تَتْلُو مِنْهُ مِن ...
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Whom did the Prophet divorce?

In the tafsir of ibn 'Ashur (التحرير والتنوير) of verse 33:6 I found a quote saying that our Prophet divorced a woman from Kindah before consuming the marriage. My question is did he divorce any ...
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Where was the first wall put inside a Mosque?

For example, there is no wall separating men and women around the Kaba which is the Grand Mosque. Every where else that I know of, except for one in Denmark, has a wall separating men and women. ...
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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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In mainstream Sunni Islam, when was the last time a slave was legally recognized?

In a fatwa by Dr. Hatem al-Haj of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, we see: Islam restricted the tributaries of slavery and widened the out channels, which ultimately depleted the entire ...
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What books other than his sahih imam Muslim has written?

What books other than his sahih imam Muslim has written and which of those has reached us (Examples should be sufficient if exist)? When we look at the relief of his teacher imam al-Bukhari we find ...
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Did Muslim actually quote a hadith from his teacher al-Bukhari in his sahih?

It is well known that Muslim ibn al-Hajaj was one of the students of imam al-Bukhari. But did he actually quote in his sahih any hadith which he directly heard from al-Bukhari? The point is that ...
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Is (or was) there a school of Islam that accepts both Sunni and Shia hadiths?

I am asking if such a movement ever appeared, that would consider as authentic a hadith if it is considered authentic by either Sunni or Shia Muslims. In other words, the set of hadiths they consider ...
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Why were the Sunni Imams of fiqh made imams and nobody else?

How come the Sunni Imams of fiqh were made imam and nobody else? And similarly who decided credibility of muhadetheen.
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Did women create a space between their teeth to look beautiful in the Prophet's time?

Regarding the hadith: Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their face hairs, and those who create a space between their ...
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Did any sect/denomation ascribe divinity to a person?

Did any sect/denomination ascribe divinity to a person in the history of Islam ? If yes, what sect/denomination and who was the person? Also what were their basis for that ?
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Why did the Prophet go back to Madina after conquest of Makkah?

Why did Prophet Muhammed (SAW) go back to Madina after conquest of Makkah? Was it an order from Allah or a personal preference?
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Who claimed that “and planned that which they were not to attain” (9:74) refers to abu Sufyan and his son Mu'awiyah?

Allah () said in surat at-Tawba: They swear by Allah that they did not say [anything against the Prophet] while they had said the word of disbelief and disbelieved after their [pretense of] Islam ...
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Why is prophet Muhammad different from other prophets and why this makes him so important?

Why is prophet Muhammad different from other prophets and why does this make him so important?
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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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Was prophet Noah (PBUH) a prophet for Indian people?

I have just read a post (Lost Prophets of Hinduism and India) and there are several scriptures in Hinduism which talk about the great flood (as mentioned in Quran and Injeel) and story is almost same ...
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History Book on The Effect of Islam on Western Civilization

What books are there with respect to early Muslim scholars' works and their effect on Western civilization? I would prefer easy to read not too technical books.
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Did Muhammad bin idrees ash shafaee make such a statement?

Did ash shafaee say imam layth bin saad is better imam than imam malik? If imam layth bin saad is better than imam malik why don't we have laythi school of jurisprudence?
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Did Muhammad torture anyone to get info?

According this wikipedia Article Kenana ibn al-Rabi was tortured by Muhammad to reveal where his treasure is? Why can't Muhammad just ask God or Gabriel where the treasure is? If it's not true, ...
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Did our Prophet Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (PBUH) know the earth was round? [closed]

Narrated Salim's father (i.e. `Abdullah): The Prophet said, "Whoever takes a piece of the land of others unjustly, he will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection." Sahih Bukhari 3:43:...
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What is behind the statement “Where it not 'Iyad the Maghrib would be unknown”?

There's a famous quote around al-Qadi 'Iyad القاضي عياض بن موسى, which is often mentioned: لولا عياض لما عُرف المغرب or لولا عياض ما عرف المغرب Which one may translate: Where it not 'Iyad the ...
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How accurate are these statements about the naming of Safina?

The Muslim historian, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, has recorded the following Mahran was renamed (by Muhammad) Safina (i.e. ship). He himself relates his own story. He says, “The apostle of God and his ...
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Authenticity of a story about Imaam Abu Hanifa debating a Roman

There's a message circulating around about Imaam Abu hanifah (rahimahullaah) saying that he debated a Roman. Here's the message: There was once an occasion when a Roman asked three questions to ...
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Earliest record of opposition towards Mawlid

As far as I've researched, the earliest record of yearly Mawlid of Nabi SAW (between 12-17 Rabi Ul Awwal) is during the 1100s initiated by the fatimids [1]. What I want to know is when they started ...
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What was Ramadan and fasting in Islam before the time of Muhammad ﷺ?

I want to know the status and significance of Ramadan and sawm before the time of Muhammad ﷺ. For example, in one hadeeth (reported by Wathilah ibn al-Asq’a): The Prophet (peace and blessings of ...
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Different versions of Arabic Qur'an

Tanzil.net writes: The Medina Mushaf ... publishes the holy quran according to three famous narration, i.e., Hafs, Warsh, and Ad-Duriyy. The Quran text provided by Tanzil is based on the Medina ...
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Was Idris 1 a Sunni or Shi’a?

Idris 1, founder of Al Maghreb (Morocco) and it’s Islamization. He fleed Arabia during the Abbasid Era when his brothers’ Alid rebellion failed and were killed. According to this article in ...
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When did converts to Islam start being called “reverts”?

I've seen a few related explanations behind the motivation behind using the word "revert" to mean "convert", e.g., ...we are all born as Muslims; ...children are born with an innate sense of ...
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Why 9th rabi-ul-awwal is celebrated as ed-e-zehra?

I want to know ,what is the significance of 9th Rabi-ul-awwal ? Shia believes that on this day Mukhtar-al-Saqafi had send the heads of the killer's of imam Hussein to his family, after looking at ...
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In 16th Century, How Hajis were verified, whether he is Muslim or not?

In 15th and 16th Century, How Government of Arabia or caretakers of Mecca verify that; a person who dressed like Haji; is Muslim or non-Muslim?
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Origins of Taqlid

Who was the originator of the doctrine of Taqlid? Which school of thought,if any in particular,propounded it first? And the term"doors of ijtihad are closed",what are the origins of this later term as ...