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 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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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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Hijri vs English Calendar. How old is Islam?

We are living in 21st century, my question is, is Islamic calendar came after the invention of English calendar? As Islamic year going on is 1436(I don’t know exactly) and English year going on is ...
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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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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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Can there be a feminist Muslim women?

How can one be a feminist and yet be a Muslim? I have seen some Muslim women who are feminists but pure feminists have given points from Quran to me trying to show a Muslim women can not be feminist. ...
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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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Why is an unbeliever impure?

What is the logic behind the Islamic point of view that followers of other religions, and in short the Kuffar (unbelievers) are impure.
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Why is a martyr called a Shaheed?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Why is the martyr who dies in the way of Allah Azza Wajjal considered a shaheed when the word shaheed means "to witness" ? What is he witnessing?
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How is it possible that Muhammad is a prophet (Q 29:27)?

I would like to understand how Muslims reconcile Quran 29:27 and Quran 45:16 with Muhammad being a prophet. Quran 29:27 "We gave him Isaac and Jacob, and placed the Prophethood and the Book in ...
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Is it allowed to say thanks and sorry to a person for his favour or your mistakes?

I want to know like some person give me water when I was thirsty , so I thanked Allah for water and thanked the person too , I realised I should not say thanks to a non muslim or muslim I have to say ...
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If one finds himself not being able to follow the religion correctly after being guided by ALLAH (SWT) can leaving Islam or suicide be a solution?

From the view of a secretely following muslim , if he find about mistakes and feel depressed as he was not following religion well and he decided to leave ISLAM (AUZUBILLAH) or decide to commit ...
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Why is it recommended to perform wudu' when one is angry?

I often hear statements like: "Anger is from Satan" And that one should perform wudu' to calm down from anger. I'd like to learn more about this practice therefore here my questions: Does this ...
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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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Wrong spelling that may change meaning

Assalaam Aalaikum to all my brothers and sisters. In our day to day life, we chat Islamic words in English. For e.g Allahu Akbar and many more. Once I was chatting with my teacher and said ...
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What is the meaning of 'Ina-lilahi-wa-ina-rajiun'?

In the Bangladeshi community when one hears of some tragedy they recite 'Ina-lilahi-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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Is "Zamharir" a part of Jahanam?

I recently came across a concept that one of the punishment in Hell is a very cold place called Zamharir. But I'm unable to find any supporting Hadiths with a valid sanad. Please guide.
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Did Allah really give us choices to choose for being human or not?

So I wondering… I’ve found one similar question like this on this site and already read the answers that showed up but I don’t quite really satisfied yet. (I’m not quite sure if it’s okay to just put ...
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Masjid Al Aqsa was the first qibla, and mentioned in the quran, so why is Medina more holy

I love the prophet more than anyone else, and I know that Medina is very holy and I am not trying to discredit it, and I know that Al Aqsa cannot be more holy than the Kaaba, but why is Medina ...
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What is the source for this "deeds transfer" story?

I have been told this story multiple times by Muslims, and I am looking for the source for this story. The story goes something like this: There is a guy with many more bad deeds than a good deeds, ...
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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 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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Matters which are in doubt of being Haram or Halal?

Throughout a persons life we may encounter situations where we have to make choices and we may not be sure of these choices of being Halal or Haram, we may try and apply logic to apply this through ...
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What is meant by "striking one another's necks" in the hadith

What is meant by "striking one another's necks" in the following hadith: It was narrated that Salamah bin Nufail al-Kindi said: "I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (SAW) when a man said: 'O ...
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Who is a martyr according to Islam?

What is the Islamic or Qur’anic definition of who is a martyr? What are the criteria required to be fulfilled in order to count a person as a martyr for Allah?
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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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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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Is there any reference in the Quran (or any other Islamic Literature) about the divinity of humans as referenced in Psalms 82:6?

In the TaNaK/Christian old testament there is a Psalm that references the children of The Supreme One/Most High GOD as being divine: Psalms 82:6 אֲנִי-אָמַרְתִּי, אֱלֹהִים אַתֶּם; וּבְנֵי ...
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Is the narrator "Maslama bin Abdullah bin Urwa" the same person who is "Maslama bin Abdullah Juhani"?

Maslamah bin Abdullah bin Urwa is a narrator who is found in Tabaqat al-Kubra 2/271 here:- al-maktaba.org/book/9351/2582#p1 A similar narrator with a slightly different name is also mentioned in Sunan ...
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Number of times we can say in sajood

I heard this very long ago that while is Sajood, we can praise Allah 3 times, I sometimes make my sujood long like in odd numbers but recently stopped as I wasn't sure if it is allowed or not. Is ...
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Why is this difference in order of namaz and fasting?

During the time of a woman's period she is allowed not to read the namaz and the namaz of that time she has not to read later too. But If a woman leaves a fasting during her periods, she has to fast ...
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Traslation of صلّى in more contexts pls answer

Salamo3alaykom, as I've asked some minutes ago, I'd like to ask about the meaning of the word or verb صلّى and what I may have understood is that it can mean "praying" or also "sending blessings". Can ...
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Wudhu with wet hands/face

Is your wudhu vali if your face or hands are a little wet before? I usually wash my face first to remove any makeup/moisturiser and then I was wondering if my face has to be completely dry before I ...
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Is that islam give the permission to women of coeducation? [duplicate]

Is that islam give permission to women of coeducation.If they wear hijab or burka and avoid interaction with males then what islam suggest.
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Did Umar (RA) say "... you are no more than a toy in a corner of the house ..." to his wife?

I was reading Imam Ghazali's book where I came across this: 'Umar scolded his wife when she talked back to him saying, “You are no more than a toy in a corner of the house; if we have need of ...
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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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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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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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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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Importance of Qul

I have read that there is no importance to Qul/Khatam or Barsi, but people do it. When someone does Qul of a deceased one, what should one recite? I don't know how to read the Quran except for a few ...
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Will houri be available to people in Jannat?

Salam, I have heard many times through many people that if one does follow all the necessary Islamic laws and happens to be placed in Jannat(heaven), then the man will receive hoor(Houri) (very ...
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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 it permissible to raise our hands in salah? [duplicate]

I m a practicing Muslim and offen visit Saudi Arab for Umrah and Hajj and also vidits UAE for business, there I saw majority of peoples do Rfaidain(raising hands) in Namaz, When I come back and Offer ...
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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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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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Do i need husbands permission to work

Salaam, I have been dishearnted with Islam's take on working women. Why does a women need the husband's permission to work and wear is the stipulated clear proof that husband's have the right to ...
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God in Islam and afterlife

Most of the people who reject God say that they don't have enough "evidence". For example, today, if anyone sees something supernatural, he will be 100% sure that God exists! Like, some dead ...
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Wisdom And Theory Behind Muhammad's (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) Marriages With More Than Four Women?

The Qur'an permits Muslim men to marry up to four women. However, Prophet (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) was given permission in the Qur'an to marry more than four women in Qur'an 33:50. There are many ...
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Can disclosed sins be forgiven?

If someone commit shirk and hebecome frightened and shared with some pious person if it is forgivable or not and want to know how to fix it. They don't brag or damn care about it but they want to know ...