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 mandatory for the bride to pierce her nose for marriage in Islam?

This is creating a difficult situation for me. My parent and relative asked me to do this but the bride doesn't want to. Is it mandatory for the bride to pierce her nose for wearing jewelry (nose ...
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Is islam compatible with Capitalism

Capitalism is an economic system in which capital assets are privately owned and goods and services are produced for profit in a market economy. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism ...
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Asking for forgivness

It seems that if a muslim sins, he should ask for forgiveness as Allah is the most forgiving. My question is, if you commit a sin and ask for forgiveness once, is that enough, or should you ask for ...
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Does reciting the 99 Names of ALLAH (swt) bring particular benefits?

I happened to visit a Islamic website 99 Names of ALLAH(swt) recently, and it had listed all the names of ALLAH (swt), with all the names there is a certain WAZIFA or say certain recitations, that if ...
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What is the meaning of 'Ina-nilahi-wa-ina-rajiun'?

In the Bangladeshi community when one hears of some tragedy they recite 'Ina-nilahi-wa-ina-rajiun' (I'm not sure that I've transcribed that correctly.) Where does this phrase come from, and what does ...
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Kissing Thumbs On Hearing Name Of Prophet Mohammad

I have been seeing this since my birth; people use to kiss their thumbs and put them over their eyes when they hear the name of our prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). Is it allowed in Islam or ...
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Concept of life in exchange of life in Islam

His life was at stake, then by Allah's permission, he was saved. Now he wants to sacrifice animal to please Allah because he believes it is recommended in Islam to sacrifice a life in exchange of the ...
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Is it permissible to soak slaughtered chicken in hot water to ease plucking?

In the chicken slaughter houses all over my country, you have the option to soak slaughtered chicken in hot water to ease plucking, or have them skinned without soaking and plucking. The butcher will ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are most mosques men only?

Is this something culturally conditioned and left open by the Quran; or is it definitely sanctioned by it?
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Source of this story of a Jewish woman and the prophet?

There is a very popular story that narrates like this It goes that a Jewish woman in Mecca who would throw garbage on the doorstep of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in defiance ...
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding making the grave of the Prophet as places of worship?

What is the Islamic ruling regarding making the grave of the Prophet (pbuh) as a place of worship? Is making shrines on graves of the Prophets and respecting them an important part of Islam? Is it ...
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Is raising hands in du'a (dua) bid'ah?

I have many questions about that: Is raising one's hands for du'a after each and every salat bid'a? Is it true that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) never really raised his hands in Du'a except in ...
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Is the practice of “melting lead and pouring it into cold water over the head” from Islam?

There are some people that melt lead and pour it into cold water over a person's head believing that this would cure nazar and/or evil spiritual illness. If you don't understand what I mean, see this ...
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Why is circumcision required in Islam?

I have read in many places that circumcision hasn't proven to be any helpful to our health and no advantages of it have been found. Why are we required to get circumcised when we are born? Are there ...
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Why is the “crescent moon and star” being used as the symbol of Islam by some Muslims?

Is star and crescent a symbol of Islam? Is it a tradition or is it mentioned in the Qur'an?
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What does Islam say about growing beards?

I have watched a part of TV show and the Muslim scholar was saying it is a must to let your beard grow and trim your mustache. I have always thought there is a kind of cultural influence and it is not ...
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Why do most Muslims believe in Adam's Apple while it is never mentioned to be an Apple?

It is never clearly mentioned that it is an apple in Quran. What was mentioned is a tree. So why do most Muslims believe it is an Apple? Is it a fairy tale or it has a supporting proof?