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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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Quote of Umar being corrected by a female in friday sermon

I came across that Umar (RA) was once corrected by a woman in his friday sermon and he admitted she was right. Can someone please show me what was the conversation exactly or a gist of it? This is ...
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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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When did Hazrat Aisha RA die?

Is it true that Hazrat Aisha RA died in 50 hijri at the age of 64 to 67? What narrations and ahadith prove it?
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How did Muslims in the past wake up for fajr?

I hope this question is relevant enough for this section of StackExchange, as it's more towards history rather than Islam itself. Nowadays, people depend on alarm clocks or the loud sound of athan ...
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Was the Prophet known to engage in any artistic pursuits?

Many artistic pursuits have been declared haram according to some scholar somewhere, e.g., music, drawing. I'm wondering if there's any that would be established as halal, by being engaged in by the ...
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The book of Al-Bidayah wan nihayah By Ibn Kathir?

Salaam Alaikum The book of Al-Bidayah wan nihayah "The beginning and the end" is this book authentic does it have weak narrations?
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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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Whom among the Sahaba led prayers during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)

During the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah () there have already been a lot of mosques and situations where some Sahaba () had to lead the prayers in congregation in the Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina ...
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Did Muslims always make pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Ramadan?

I recently saw pictures in the National Geographic of mass prayer on the Noble Sanctuary near Al-Aqsa during Ramadan. Muslims from all over the world it seems arrive to the Noble Sanctuary during ...
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Why Masjid-e-Diraar been burnt?

I want to know that why Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once actually ordered the Blessed Sahaabah to burn and demolish a Masjid (mosque) known as Masjid-e-Diraar?
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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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Does Islam have a hermetic background from ancient Babylon?

Does Islam have a hermetic background from ancient Babylon? If not, then why does it copy the philosophy and rituals from them? Especially the astrological principles laid down by that priesthood of ...
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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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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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How many wives did Hazrat Hassan (R.A) had?

I have heard rumors that Hassan (RA),grand child of the prophet, had over 100 wives (4 at a time though). I found this reference which talks about this claim too Some have reported 70 wives. Others ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Did all Muslims -of a time- ever start fasting or celebrating their 'Id's on the same day after the time of the Prophet?

Many people ask why Muslims don't start the fast Ramadan and celebrate their 'Id's on the same day. And even if many madhhabs claim that this is the chosen way, but it seems to me hardly practical ...
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Mary, the mother of Jesus and sister of Aaron? [duplicate]

I came across an interesting few verses of the Qur’an, where God refers to the mother of Jesus as the sister of Aaron and also the child of imran (I could be mistaken, please check this) Quran 19:...
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Splitting of the Moon By Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) [closed]

I have read about the incident wherein Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) split the moon in 2 and joined them back for the people to witness. I have heard a folklore that a king in the Indian Subcontinent ...
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Approximately, how many years before marrying muhammad was Aisha engaged to jubayr ibn Mutim?

As a rough estimate, how many years before marrying muhammad was Aisha first engaged to jubayr bin mutim?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What were the major introductions made by the so called rashidi caliphs in terms of public administration?

At the time of Muhammad () one could say that the Islamic government had his base in Medina or wherever he actually was. As far as I know there were no state officials nor a treasury etc. these kinds ...
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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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Did any of the sahaba - beside the Prophet Muhammad himself - give fatwa? (Shi'a view)

During the life time of the Prophet () did anybody of the sahabah give fatwa according to Shi'a sources? If so who was/were this/these sahabi/sahabah? And under what circumstances did he/they give ...
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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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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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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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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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Was Mary the Copt married or a concubine to Prophet Muhammad (saw)?

I would like know the status of Mary the Copt was she a concubine or did she marry and become one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (saw)? There seems to be conflicting views about this and I would ...
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Was there an Islamically sanctioned reason for Aisha, the prophet's wife, to revolt against the election of Ali ibn Abu Talib for caliph by the Ummah? [duplicate]

Was her motive purely political, or was their an Islamically sanctioned reason? The moderators said this question was a duplicate and referred to a link that had 4 detailed answers. Most of the ...
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Hazrat Abu Bakr altercation with Hazrat Aisha?

Is this narration authentic? "Once there was an altercation between the Prophet and Hazrat Ayesha when they found Hazrat Abu Bakr as judge. Hazrat Ayesha said to the Prophet: You speak but don’t ...
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When was Umar (radiallahu anhu) given the title “Al Farooq”

Why and when was the second Caliph Umar (radiallahu anhu) blessed with the title "Al-Farooq". I have read different narrations in it, and would like to know some references.
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Why didn't the Prophet fight his enemies in Mecca during the first 3 years of Islam?

When the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) became prophet, he did not actively fight the Meccans until he immigrated to Medina after three years. Afterwards, he had multiple wars with the Meccans (e.g. the ...
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Do any historical documents exits in regards to ذوالقرنین / Zulqarnayn?

There is an interesting fully metaphoric story about a one named "ذوالقرنین/Zulqarnayn/Two-Eyes Owner" in Quran. [18:83] I would like to know what does God mean about each metaphor in the story; so ...
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Native Americans before Columbus. Are their sins written by the angels according to Islamic law or the polytheistic religion they belonged to?

I know that in the day of judgment those that didn't have any possibility to learn Islam will have a parallel world that will last 50 thousand years created for them and will be tested by being sent a ...

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