Questions tagged [islamic-basis]

Use this tag for those questions which seek to find what, if any, basis a common practice or belief has in Islamic fundamentals, or if it is just a cultural tradition (e.g. "folk Islam").

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Is it true that Islam is a religion of peace?

I noticed when looking at various discussions regarding Islam, Muslims say that the word Islam means peace. Then they provide some verses from the Quran and some stories of the prophet Muhammed being ...
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Is there a book that presents the surahs of the Quran in chronological order with full description

Not being fluent in Arabic, I have to rely on English translations and latin transliterations for trying to understand and pronounce the Quran. I think alot of mine and other people's questions about ...
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Can Zam-Zam water turn ordinary water into Zam-Zam water?

I've heard that, if even some droplets of Zam-Zam water is mixed with ordinary waters the mixture will have the qualities of Zam-Zam water. In fact, the ordinary water turns into Zam-Zam water if it ...
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What should be the minimum duration of istijmar?

My cousin said to me that he heard somewhere that it is required for men to do istijmar (dry cleaning private parts after bathroom) for a duration that is taken to walk 40 yards. The reason he said is ...
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Is wearing a nosepin allowed in Islam?

I want to know that can a woman/girl in Islam wear a nosepin if her intention with it is not bad like attracting opposite gender or anything?
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What is difference between Günah (sin) and kufr?

what is difference between Günah (sin) گناہ and kufr كفر? Can someone explain it with examples?
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Does Islam have some sort of creed, or do muslims use creeds and also are there any examples of creeds?

I dont know really anything about Islam so I am asking this from a Christianity perspective..(dont know much about Christianity either though heheh. But I have noticed that alot of Christians use ...
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What makes halal slaughter really halal? [duplicate]

What makes halal slaughter really halal? If you include scientific proof, more plus point for me.
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What is the relationship between halal slaughter and Islamic scripture?

I have been reading about halal in an attempt to better understand Islamic slaughtering rituals and have found that most online sources seem to agree on some variant of the following; ...for meat ...
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Why do Muslims call fellow non-related Muslims brothers or sisters?

Why do Muslims call fellow non-related Muslims brothers or sisters? It seems strange that you get married to someone who you referred to (in the passed) as your brother or sister? Is this encouraged ...
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Is it necessary to drink water while sitting down and why doesn't the same rule apply while drinking Zam Zam?

I've always been asked by my elders to sit down and then drink water. Why is it so and why doesn't the same rule apply while drinking Zam Zam.
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Is discrimination between daughters and sons allowed?

Does Islam allow discrimination among daughters and sons? As a parent, is it okay to let your son do things that aren't allowed in Islam, but stop your daughter from doing it just because she is a ...
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How can someone legally be a slave according to Sharia law?

This thing has always confused me. If a muslim dude randomly walks up to me and says "Hey, man. Wanna be my slave?" and then I reply "Yeah. No problem bro.", does that legally make me his slave (by ...
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Why did we do takbir three times during Eid ul-Fitr prayer?

Yesterday, we went to the mosque to perform Eid ul-Fitr salat prayer, which occurred between fajr (dawn prayer) and zuhr (noon prayer). For some reason, we performed takbir three times at various ...
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Figuring out right calculation method of prayer time [closed]

I shifted to uk last year and I have been confused by the fact that people I live with think they are hardcore and correct in Islam and everything and get hot headed when told them to correct e.g. The ...
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Do we say “assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah” after the fard prayer if our intention is to continue to sunnah nafl prayer?

For example after we finish our four fards of Isha Salah. We have a choice to make 2 sunnahs. When we get to our fourth rakat of Isha do we say "assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah" facing to right then ...
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Does Marriage related divination exist in Islam?

In India some Muslim people goto a person and inquire whether their marriage will work out properly or not. Its called Faal Nikalna (somewhat similar to astrology). Does this practice have any ...
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Is there an Islamic basis to turning off your car radio during adhan?

My friend in Istanbul turned his car radio off during adhan (the call to prayer), explaining it was to show respect. I'm wondering if this is just a personal preference, of this is a requirement in ...
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What is the origin of the supplication: “O Allah, light my heart with knowledge”?

There is a du'a' (supplication) that says: اللهم نور بالعلم قلبي، وافتح بطاعتك بدني، وخلص من الفتن سري، وقني شر وساوس الشيطان، واجرني منه يا رحمن، حتى لا يكون له علي سلطان وقل ربي زدنى علما ...
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Can a person be muslim if he/she simply likes something about Islam?

I found a few interesting videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCguMu79vg4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyGvjA1nGXI In the first video, the girl converted to Islam simply because ...
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Do angels enter our houses during the time of the Maghrib prayer?

I don't know if it's true but I've heard Muslims say that the time of the Maghrib prayer is a very blessed time and during this time, angels will enter your home and make dua for you. Is this from ...
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On what basis do Sunni Muslims believe that the Quran is uncreated?

Sunnis believe that the Quran is uncreated - that it has always existed. Is there a Quranic ayah stating this? On what basis do Sunnis claim this to be true?
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Was Ishmael the one to be sacrificed?

It is commonly believed among Muslims that Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Ishmael, even though Isaac is clearly named thus in the Old Testament. The Qur'an confirms the story of the sacrifice,...
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Is Islam really a religion of peace?

I would like to ask, is Islam really a religion of peace? My question arises because, why in some of your Quranic verses does Allah encourage you to kill specially those who do not believe in Islam? ...
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Shall we stop (or delay) our jobs when someone sneezes?

Some people believe that you ought to stop you works(acts) whenever you or somebody else sneezes. For instance this matter has mentioned in the following site as well. (www.asriran.com ) (Of course ...
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Was Abdul Mutalib Muslim?

Was the grandfather of Rasolullah, Abdul Mutalib, Muslim? I couldn't find much about him, maybe I'm missing some narrations.
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Where in Islam is it mentioned that Muslims have to prayer 5 times a day?

Where in the Quran and Hadith is it mentioned that Muslims have to pray 5 times a day?
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Is a baby shower permissible?

I didn't find any question regarding baby showers, so I'll first explain what a baby shower is: it is a celebration for a lady during her 5th or 7th month of pregnancy; In this function, bangles were ...
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Is it true before we were created, Allah asked us do you want to be a angel or want to be a human?

Is it true before we were created, Allah asked us do you want to be a angel or want to be a human?
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Is jihad an integral part of Islam?

After the Brussels attack, ISIS released a video that said this,"Every Muslim who is well aware of the history of Islam, knows that the holy war against infidels is an integral part of Islam, and ...
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According to Shi'a Islam, did Fatimah (daughter of Prophet Muhammad) die naturally, or was she killed?

Someone asked me why Fatimah passed away in just 90 days or less after her father passed away: How did she die... my friend said she died naturally but I said she died due to an accident behind ...
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pregnancy superstitions or truth?

I am 4 months pregnant. I'm still a student and have to go out almost everyday. I even feel like going on an outing or a small picnic. But my in-laws don't allow me and my husband to do so. What does ...
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Are the heaven of the children (who die) the same as the main Jannah who Momenin go? (Shia view)

I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Mo'menin (believers) will go (I mean the children who die before the age of puberty). In truth, they will go to another place which is not as ...
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Why girls are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid?

Assalamualaikum. In the Indian subcontinent, girls/women are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid? I don't know about the other parts of the world. However, is there any reason behind it? ...
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Going from “never prayed in my life” to my first prayer?

Prayer is central to Islam, but as a newbie, I find myself in the situation where I've never actually prayed in my life (ever) and now I'm trying to figure out how to pray. So I YouTubed how to pray, ...
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Why do we greet with “AS-SALA-MU-ALIKUM” instead of “SALA-MUN-ALY-KUM”?

In Sura Anam, ayat 54 Allah clearly instructs us to say "SALA-MUN-ALY-KUM" but we from our childhood all say "AS-SALA-MU-ALIKUM". Why and from where has this come into our practice? Can anybody help ...
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Why do Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after daily prayers?

Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after each daily prayer (salat). What do these words mean and what is the reason for saying them? Also, why exactly 33 times ?
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Should we believe exorcism and spirit?

We know that after people die Angel of Death takes their spirit to another world. In the world today, we see that some people believe in exorcism and some times they say spirit going into a body. Is ...
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Does 21:7 actually refer to taqlid?

In the Qur'an, God exhorts us to "ask the people of the message if you do not know. [al-'Anbya' 7]" Taken literally and in context, "the people of the message" in this ayah seems to be referring to ...
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Is blood money a religious or cultural practice, and would it apply in Indonesia?

There've been a couple of tweets about "blood money" and Indonesia, to do with impending executions by the Indonesian government of two members of the Bali Nine: From Father Bob Allowance is made/...
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Does Islam restrain/prohibit Jews from to pray in a mosque?

The Israeli government does not allow Jews to pray on the Temple-Mount, out of respect to the Muslim faith. This is enforced by Israeli police. So I was wondering, is it because it's against Islamic ...
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If any married couple have more than 12 children that breaks their marriage?

I have heard today that if any married couple have more than 12 children that breaks their marriage and they should do marriage once again. Please let us know according to Islamic law, Qur'an and ...
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Is there any prohibition found that no sex for 40 days after the passing away of a father or mother?

My father passed away few days ago and we are living together. Is there any restriction on having sex with my wife while living in the same house? Someone told me that I need to wait a minimum of 40 ...
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Is it true that the Prophet Mohamed said he inspired himself from the Apostles of Jesus-Christ?

I read a few years ago a translation of the Coran very near the text and done by a serious author. I read: "The prophet Mohamed inspired himself from the teaching of the Apostles of Jerusalem, ...
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Why does Islam want everyone to be converted into their religion? [closed]

I have attended many seminars regarding the Islam to know it closely so that my some of the assumptions be cleared as much as possible. One of the e-seminar that I just watched was of Dr.Zakir. He ...
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Is it necessary to take-off the shoes while entering any religious place?

Is it necessary to take-off the shoes while entering any religious (Islamic) site/place e.g. a mosque? If so, why? I don't find the argument saying that is because it's unclean, technically correct. ...
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Shaking Hand After Faraz Salat

Is it sunnah to shake hands (musafaha) with other people in the mosque after finishing Faraz Salat (At the end of salam in right and then left). If so, then can you please provide any Authentic Hadith ...
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Islam is a relegion or ideology?

I have been discussing about some set of people about religion Islam they denied the basics by saying that it's not an religion but an Ideology.
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Is zakat applicable if savings drop below nisab at some point in the lunar year?

My savings dropped below nisab value at some point in the past lunar year. So, is zakat still obligatory on me?
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Losing faith in Allah and Islam , HELP? [closed]

Assalamu Aleikum. I am 13 years old and I really need HELP.I was close to Allah swt and I wanted to know him more and know my religion more, So I saw Dr. Zakir Naik videos which is very helpful and I ...