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

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Can Prophet allow something temporarily after prohibiting it forever?

from hadith text we can see Muhammed(pbuh) first prohibit something forever/until the day of resurrection then allowing it on a later day . First he forbade it on the day of khaybar forever (...
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What do Muslims teach about the schism of faiths after Jesus Christ?

After Christ's ministry, Islam and Christianity went two separate directions. I'm Christian, from Christian teachings, Mohammed founded Islam around 600AD, but it is my understanding that Muslims ...
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How can I make my friends understand islam is the truth? [closed]

Please provide me some good points to present to my nonbeliever friends about islam. They are always telling me its old barbarian and non scientific like this. what should i say to them in response?
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When did the Jews stop visiting the Kaaba?

I was reading in chapter 2 of Martin Lings' biography of Muhammad that the Jews stopped visiting the Kaaba after pilgrims started bringing idols there. There's a citation of Ibn Ishaq 15, but I don't ...
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Madh'hab view from famous muhadditheens [closed]

I heard that famous scholars like Imam Bhukhari[rah], Imam Muslim[rah] were born after the period of Imams of Maddhabs(Abuhanifa[rah],Shafi[rah]). So,they should heard about Fiqh(Maddhab) and they ...
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Intolerance in muslims

If you read the question carefully I ask Intolerance in "Muslims" and not Islam. Islam is one of the most tolerant religions of all, but one thing that's oxymoron is intolerance in Muslim fanatics. I ...
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Why do mosques use geometric tessellations as decoration?

An argument for this; is that they cannot rely on representational art, as is done in Hindu & Christian tradition. It would be disobeying the Quranic command against idols. In, a positive sense, ...
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How Do Muslims Deal with “Difficult” Parts of Prophet Mohammed's Life? [closed]

First, this is not meant to be an insulting or hateful question. Please prayerfully consider answering it for the sake of a true seeker soul. I have long respected and honored Islam and the Prophet ...
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is it true that Islam Spread by the Sword? or Declared many War? [closed]

In the past Islam had big glory and had many region, could someone tell me why Islam had accomplished such a big glory and had so many region? according to that, is it true Islam had Declared so many ...
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Jacob and Jesus

As a Muslim it is my understanding that Jesus was born to Mary(P.B.U.T) and the person who took care of him was Zakaria. However, I am reading a book on Jesus (written by a Christian) that claims it ...
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Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?

I have seen ancient depictions of the ancient Israelites and there features were different than I expected. Linguistic experts have stated that hebrew is one of the early Asiatic-African languages. ...
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What is the religous significance of this hadith?

Hadith 116 in Sahih al-Bukharis collection is narrated by Abdullah bin Umar; he says: Once the Prophet (ﷺ) led us in the `Isha' prayer during the last days of his life and after finishing it (the ...
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Does Asharite atomism affirm that space & time must necessarily be atomic?

I've read (probably in wikipedia but can't track down the reference now) that the Asharite strand in Islamic theology couldn't accept that substance necessarily exists pre-eternally as the Quoran ...
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How many wars did the Prophet (SAW) lead?

During the time of the Prophet (SAW) government in Medina, how many wars did he lead? I have heard that the Prophet (SAW) was involved in more than 100 wars. Are these statistics correct? What is ...
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Did the stories in Quran happen as is, or are they symbolizing different and more common events?

You all should know the stories (I'm sorry, I don't know if the word "story" is appropriate to address them. In my language it is rude, but I don't find a better word in English.) in Quran. Like Moses ...
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What calamity befell Jesus' Nation?

Nearly every prophet/messenger came with a warning to his 'nation'. Once that warning has been spread some calamity befalls the disbelievers from that nation. For instance, one well known one is Noah ...
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Why are muslims sometimes called musselman? [closed]

Is this just simply a corruption of muslim? Or is there a more interesting story behind it?
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How did Talha bin Ubaidullah die?

Talha bin Ubaidullah (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the Ashara al-Mubasharîn bi-l-Janna. How did he die? Was it natural death? or, he died in battle? I would like to listen to both Sunni ...
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Prophets & Their Eras

I wanted to know -- out of historical interest -- approximately how long back some well-known Prophets (Allah's Peace & Blessings on them all) lived. By approximation (and I may be wrong), I can ...
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Necromancing in Islam

From an Islamic perspective and belief is necromancy possible? If so, then is it permissible? And if that is so, then when in Islamic history was it practiced and why?
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Why are there no historical records of Islamic practices before Muhammad?

I apologize in advance if any of the assumptions in my question are incorrect, as I am not extremely familiar with Muslim history or practice. My understanding is that Muslims believe that Islam was ...
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When and why did the tradition of woman not entering the mosque come into being?

Though according to the shariyah, women have equal rights of entering the mosque as the men. Even at the time of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) women used to enter the mosque with hijab and used to pray ...
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Why Latin in Anno Hegirae?

I just discovered the term "Anno Hegirae" for the first time (I'm not Muslim). I'm curious, why does the term use Latin rather than Arabic? Is there a version of the term in Arabic? What is that ...
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What happened to Muslims killed by the non-believers who were defending their land?

In the past, during the Ottoman empire, a lot of Muslims were killed be non-believers who were defending their homes. You know, people from countries like former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Slovakia etc. ...
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Did the prophet ever establish a formal educational system?

It is a well-known sunnah that Muslims should seek knowledge; the prophet himself would spread knowledge by teaching others (and recommend the same of his followers). All incidents I know thereof ...
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Where does the concept of Holy Friday come from in Islam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are the most important services in Islam held on Fridays? Islam is a true Ibrahimic religion just like Christianity. But in Christianity the holy day is considered Sunday, ...
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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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Did Prophets prior to Muhammad live for hundreds of years?

According to many Ulama (scholars), Prophets prior to Muhammad (peace be upon them) lived for hundreds of years and so did the people of their Ummah, and Muhammad (pbuh) and his Ummah has the shortest ...
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Did ahlul bayt celebrate mawlid?

I just wanted to know if any school of thought has proof that the mawlid was celebrated by the ahlul bayt and/or if the prophet celebrated anyone's birthday while he was alive. I am not interested in ...
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Is Ibn Saba a real person in History of Islam or just a myth?

I see sometimes his story is used as evidence. but as I know he is only mentioned in one book Tabari and the narrator of this story who Tabari said his name in his book is not known as a reliable ...
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What happened to people who were born and died before the Prophet's birth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the fate of someone who died never hearing of Islam? Does Islam accept that there was life before the Prophet's birth? If yes, then at that time on what basis people ...
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Where were the stories of the sahaba recorded?

There are many stories about the sahaba such as the story of how Umar ibn al khattab reverted to islam that are very well known, and are retold in various lectures and sermons by religious figures. ...
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Do children of Muslims have the “seed of Islam”?

From an MSNBC interview with Franklin Graham (starting about 3:05): Reporter: You've said in the past that President Obama's father was Muslim, so that President Obama has the seed of Islam, I ...
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Where and when did the notion of “You must follow one madhhab exclusively” originate?

Can someone with knowledge on the evolution of fiqh pinpoint something in history about where this notion originated from? Today we hear from one side that following one madhhab exclusively is almost ...