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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Does Islamic scripture have an equivalent to “be fruitful and increase in number”?

Genesis 1:28 in the Bible states: God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and ...
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Is sex haram or not [closed]

I am not married but I am questioning if sex is haram or not in the Islam. I have not anyone yet except a sheikh and he told that I wasn’t so I curios so I decided to ask. I am new to the Islam so I ...
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Is it permissible for a girl/woman to kiss the hand of an elderly non-mahram man out of respect? [duplicate]

I want to know that can a woman kiss the hand of an elderly non-mahram man (Pir sahab) out of respect?
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Does the reward of goat qurbani(uḍḥiyyah ) in Eid al-Adha goes to deeds of a deceased

Does the reward of goat qurbani(uḍḥiyyah) in Eid al-Adha goes to deeds of a deceased. My little brother(20 years old) has died recently I wanted to do goat qurbani(uḍḥiyyah ) in Eid al-Adha. Will ...
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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 are the prospects and challenges of virtual reality from an Islamic perspective? [closed]

What are the prospects and challenges of virtual reality from an Islamic perspective? Bonus question: If virtual reality can be live streaming, can we perform salat jamaah while using the VR headset ...
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Is spinal marrow haram to consume?

I've heard some people claim that spinal marrow or spinal cord is haram to eat. Is this claim true and what is the basis for this?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Does using “ibn” meaning “son of” in names have Islamic significance?

The Arabic ابن is used in names, for example Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, to mean "son of". (See also Wiktionary.) It's common to see it used in Arabic names, and I'm wondering if this is just an ...
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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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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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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave?

On a recent visit to a Muslim graveyard, I see people put rose petals on the graves of their loved ones. On inquiry, I was informed that the Prophet (SAW) once put a leave on the grave to reduce the ...
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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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What are the complete writings of Islam? Qur'an, Hadith, Ahadith, Sunnah, Tafsir, etc? How do they relate to each other? Chart? Map?

This question obviously divulges my lack of knowledge in Islamic texts, but I hope that you wouldn't mind instructing me with general basic info so I can began to learn more about Islam and grow in ...
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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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How can one share good news without invoking the evil eye?

Where I live, in our culture the evil eye can get to you if you share good news e.g. if I get a job, I tell my siblings and family with a good gesture, but people might be jealous or envy you or may ...
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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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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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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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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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What does “Jazakumu Allahu khairan wasalaam” mean?

Asslamu allikum I would like to know the usage of Jazakumu Allahu khairan wasalaam. What is the appropriate answer to Jazakumu Allahu khairan wasalaam? Do I reply Amin? When is it best used and, is ...
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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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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 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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What is the correct definition for “Shia”?

السلام عليكم Is Google given definition correct? one of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth ...
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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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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 it prohibited in Islam for a man to wear women's clothes and vice versa

Is it found anywhere in the Quran and Hadith that it is prohibited for a man to wear women's clothes and a woman wearing men's clothes, like for example a man wearing a dress or a women wearing pants
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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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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 believe in prophets after Malachi?

I already have studied the Torah (Old Testament) and I'm now studying the New Testament and The Holy Quran. I have a question regarding prophets. How come Muslims believe in prophets after Malachi ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How can we demonstrate that we are the right Islam? [closed]

In many places around the World Islam represent terrorism and bad actions. That's why many Non-Muslims believe that Islam is a religion of bad things. Now what comes to my mind, is that we believe we ...
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Why such hatred toward Jews? [closed]

I know that this is a sensitive question, especially in the current times we are facing, but I honestly asking and have no intention of arousing anger, only discussion. My question is: Why is there ...
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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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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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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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Is it permissible to say Alhamdulellah after having sex?

I've been thinking about this question for some time now: Is it permissible to say Alhamdulellah after having sex? If someone could please answer and provide reference it would be greatly appreciated....
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What is the difference between Islamist and Muslim?

I see many Muslims around the world differentiate themselves from Islamists. What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?
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Fasting in pregnancy

My wife is pregnant and is type 2 diabetic. Is it mandatory for her to fast? She keeps on asking me and my knowledge is very limited. What does Islam says about fasting during pregnancy?