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Language of jummah Khutbahs

Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Q1: Why do we find some people doing jummah Khutbahs in ARABIC ENGLISH MIX can we find anywhere from the prophet doing it or requesting it to his companion ...
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Upon burial, Staying at Grave of Father in Law and reciting for some time? [duplicate]

Assalam o Alaikum! Recently my father in law passed away, and my wife asked me to be at his grave upon burial on her behalf and recite for some time as reflected from posts about the time taken for ...
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What advice would you give me?

I want to know Islam inside out. I am new at this. Currently, I am reading Qur'an from the official website "Quran.com" in the chronological order being Surah-al-Alaq the first. And I am ...
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What is the source for this quote from Ibn Taymiyyah?

Ibn Taymiyyah may Allaah have mercy upon him wrote, "This is why the early Muslim generations and all the Imaams did not declare that the Quran and all the Attributes of Allaah to be 'other ...
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Is there any saying in Islam about getting sad, depressed, or anxious?

I was an introvert kid. My upbringing was quite regular kinda desi. Just like we have in Pakistan. Also my family is Islamic. Sometime I question about Islam and they would just shut my mouth. I'm 22, ...
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Today i found this in my water bottle can someone please translate this gor me nd tell me that what is this gor?

Found this tavez in my water bottle
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What are some good books on Islamic Psychology?

Yesterday I attended one day workshop on Islamic Psychology. This is an emerging field and has lot of scope. When Secular psycology seems to promote gay relationship and other non islamic things, I ...
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I want to know about the story about Qiyamat, The Dayvof Judgement I Listen when I was young

I don't remember Many things. But form what I remember is During the day of judgement A Lot of prophet are worrying about their own problem when the human or a group of human IDK ask them about like ...
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Islam as rational monotheism

As a Jewish child living in America in the 1970s, I had heard from my teacher that there was another religion called Islam that also believed in one God just as we did. So my natural question was what ...
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Does the incompatible notions of theology in islam and christianity resolve the differences or aggravate them. How can one judge right or wrong?

I had certain questions related to islam and I hope this site gonna address them positively. To start with I was going through a question asked at Christianity Stackexchange site relate to nature of ...
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End purpose of Islam

We all know that Islam was brought into this world to bring peace and brotherhood in this world but on the other hand from Hadiths and other sources, we know that till the end of times, there will be ...
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What is the difference between "Rabb" رب (Lord) and Ilah اله(God) in Qur'an?

What is the difference between "Rabb" رب (Lord) and Ilah اله(God) in Qur'an ?
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How does Islam and the Quran view a non-believer like me?

I am a Western Buddhist with a background in philosophy and theology. I don't believe in God as the first cause, but I do acknowledge it as a metaphor or way of speaking about the transcendent. So I ...
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The words of the first Muslims about the beginningless existence of Allah

My question is this. Did the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) or the first three generations of scholars (salaf) use the expression "lam yazal" in order to express the idea of the beginningless ...
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If nothing can’t come from Nothing how did Allah come from nothing?

What would the best answers in a discussion to this question? Is it even a Valid question?
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Can the souls of evil humans/jinn become Shayatin

Surah 6:112 speaks about “shayatin among humans and jinn”. I read there is a division of opinions regarding this verse. One side states, these are children of Iblis, who whisper into the mind of ...
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To what extent is it true that everyone is born upon fitrah?

I often recall my memory from the past when I was first recognised God. When I was a child and misbehaving and my mother said "Remember God is watching you" and reply "Who's he(God)&...
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Is there any Deobandi sheikh clamid to meet the prophet in person?

I've been watching Uthman Ibn Farooq dabate. He stated that there are some sects of Deobandies that believe the prophet Muhammad(swa) is physically alive and is meeting their sheikhs in person and ...
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If Allah forgives all sin, why should I do any good deeds?

I am asking this question not from a personal point of view, but more philosophically. I often come across Muslims who are openly committing every type of sin, and they justify it by saying, "...
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Question about the uncreatedness of the Quran

We believe that the Quran is uncreated. However, would it be fair to say that the Quran we have is in "created form"? When we recite the words of the Quran, are the "words" ...
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Question about Quran createdness (kalam al-nafsi and kalam al-lafdhi) [closed]

Kalam Nafsi is the eternal speech of Allah, while Kalam Lafdhi refers to the created speech of Allah within time and space. Ibn Hajar, writing about the opponents of Kalam Lafdhi, states that some ...
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Comparative religion - Are we not part of God?

Adaab This interesting question of whether a person can be called God, gave rise to another question in my mind. I have read many times at past that God is one. But I have read an alternative view ...
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In one sentence, how would you summarize the teachings of Islam? [closed]

Reading the Gospel of Jesus, I had the impression that the essence of Christianity can be found in Jesus' instructions to "love thy neighbour". Does Islam have a similarly fundamental ...
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What Was Before The Universe?

I have been wondering lately what was before creation. I have come to the conclusion that before creation was God encompassing itself, there was not even nothing but God. But I have one question to ...
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Was prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) chosen as the last messenger only just Allah wanted to or he was worthy of this position by his deeds?

Please don’t be offended by this question. I'm just wondering about it and if you could answer this - it would be better. My question is "was the prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) literally ...
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Is Muhammad the firstborn of creation?

I have heard some state that the light of Muhammad was the first creation of Allah and that everything else was created from Muhammad's light. Is this true?
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Is free will logical?

If we used undoubtable rationality to reach the undoubtable fact that God exists and much more existential facts, then we indeed have to use it as well to reach the fact that free will exists, or else,...
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How to respond to doubt of logic?

WARNING: Read this at your own risk of losing your beliefs. I don't believe in Islam (but hopefully I would). I thought I was the only one ever who doubts the truthfulness of rationality, perception ...
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Can Islam be proven to any human being using logic only?

I hope if someone can prove Islam to me (and to anyone who reads this) in a way that is based on facts, way that applies to human logic and can't be denied. It is well-known that most religious people ...
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Why does Allah force us to obey him?

Allah told us to either obey him to go to heaven or disobey him to go to hell. So my question is: Why there is only heaven and hell? why not live without obeying a god and end up in normal life (or a ...
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What is the Islamic response to where you are born/culture mainly determines whether you are Muslim?

I said the word “mainly” because there are exceptions but I’ve seen a video that is getting quite famous about how where you are born/the culture you are raised in mainly determines your religious ...
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Why is it haram to study philosophy?

I feel like philosophy is important to understand the truth to religion or the basis of different religions. Often when researching one’s own religion there may tend to be a bias towards it I believe ...
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Understanding the recent incident over Nupur Sharma statement from authentic & religious people in this group [duplicate]

Gist of the issue: Regarding the nupur sharma incident, it is said she just mentioned what was in the Quran. So if that's the case then why there's so much backlash? What was wrong from her part? ...
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Who created Allah Subhan Tallah?

If Allah has created everything then who created Allah Sub Hana Tallah. What Quran explain in this regard? This post is not a criteria to make judgment of our emaan upon Allah Subhana Tallah' saying. ...
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If God already has everything written does that mean people are destined to go to Hell regardless of choices?

Something has been affecting my my health recently and I haven’t found a single answer so I want to know if anyone knows one. I heard that Allah has everything written down already and knows the ...
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Can someone help me find this quote in Arabic?

Quote from Al-Shahrastani [Milal p. 67, II. 2-3], as mentioned by Harry Wolfson in his work The Philosophy of the Kalam The assumption of an attribute which can be described neither by existence nor ...
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How can the Qur'an be eternal?

According to the Ahl-Al Sunnah Wa Jam'ah, the Qur'an is the uncreated, eternal speech of Allah. Abu’l-Qaasim al-Laalkaa’i in his book Sharh Usool I‘tiqaad Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa‘ah. He said (2/224):...
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Islam on big-bang [duplicate]

I wanted to know does the thing we learn in schools and collages that our universe is created because of big bang. I wanted to know does islam support this believe and what's islam point of visw on ...
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'Intellect' - is it a matter of the heart or brain in Islam?

This may sound like a very philosophical question but my only concern is to understand what Islam says about intellect. With so many Quranic verses and Hadith mentioning the importance of having a ...
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Can I still be a true Muslim if I am rich or trying to be rich?

Many of my Muslim friends say they are not interested to acquire rich but their actions do or show the exact opposite of their words. My question is can I become a millionaire plus being in a pure ...
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What is the purpose of dreams?

What is the purpose of dreams? I understand there are different types of dreams. I also understand that either directly or indirectly they are from our Creator. But, what is their purpose? Please give ...
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Does Islam allow celebrating the attainment of puberty?

I have observed a few cultures that throw a party, calling upon their relatives and close friends for lunch or dinner to acknowledge when their daughter has reached puberty. While I have read that ...
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What are the differences among ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban from an Islamic Perspective?

I've asked a similar question over on a different board however I would like to know what the difference is between these three groups from an Islamic point of view as I believe it would help me gain ...
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Are Yajuj Majuj on earth?

I've heard that the nation of Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog) is in the ratio 999:1 to humans, meaning there are 999 of them for every human. There are approximately 7.8 billion humans on the earth ...
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Is it wrong to refer to myself as a god?(Not to be worshipped or anything like that)

So let me say this right of the bat, I by no means am referring to myself as an equivalent to Allah I never have and never will. I view Allah as an omnipotent being one who can do anything he wills ...
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Concept of Rain in Islam

In Islam, why Rain is considered a mercy from God? There are many Hadith/Ayahs where this is explained: And We send down from the sky rain chartered with blessing, and We produce therewith gardens ...
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Is this Shirk/Kufr?

Assalamu Alaikum! My mother was one time advising me not to spend to much time in the bathroom and was mocking me that I spend hours just rubbing my feet during wudhu.and she also said that dont close ...
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Why does law of attraction work?

If law of attraction works doesn’t it go against God? By using it you are able to get anything you want as long as you believe you can, even if it’s something bad. It worked on so many people ...
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Is it allowed in islam to do something haram if it benefits humanity?

For example : Alcohol is haram is islam but it help us in many ways like Industrial methylated spirits, Use of ethanol as a fuel, Ethanol as a solvent, Methanol as a fuel, Methanol as an industrial ...
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Do Muslims observe the "Sabbath"?

Peace, Blessings, and Divine Love. Doing research in trying to figure out how Muslims observe the "Shabbat/Sabbath", made me ask do Muslims observe a "Sabbath"? I came across ...
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