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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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Where should I start seeking/gaining Islamic knowledge academically?

Kindly suggest any books, websites, articles, other authentic sources, etc. I would assume that I have to begin by going deeper into the Qur’an, for obvious reasons. Where should I begin with that? ...
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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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786 number auspicious and spiritual in Islam religion [duplicate]

If i am not wrong the number 786 is considered auspicious in Islam. Are there spiritual aspects for the same in Islam religion and any references of the number 786 in the Holy Quran?
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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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How is appointed time of death a shield?

Under the topic The Appointed Time Of Death in Ghurar Al-Hikam Wa Durar Al-Kalim, I read the following verses: The appointed time of death is a shield. No shield is more protective than the ...
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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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How is blood viewed from an Islamic perspective?

Peace, Love, and Divine Blessings beloveds. In Torah/TaNaK/Christian-Old-Testament blood plays a huge and important role in the way of life and culture of the Israelite people. In Bereshith/Genesis 9:...
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What does Suhrawardi mean by 'the caves of the mountains of Banu'l-Akhyaf'?

Suhrawardi, an Islamic and Persian sage wrote: The party of God will become divine, will praise God, will detach themselves and pass through the caves of the two mountains of Banu'l-Akhyaf to the two ...
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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 drawing human is haram in islam without selling purpose or intention of compete with Allah?

Drawing is just my hobby. After drawing I like to store them in my closet. I heard that drawing human is haram because it can lead to worshipping and it also means copying Allah's creation. But I don’...
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If God is just what is the point of life?

Before answering let me just lay out my thoughts so it’s easy for you to understand where I got this from. Also I’m not here to make fun of or insult people or anything. First and foremost, God knows ...
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What to do when husband is having sexual dreams

I've got married two years ago. After that, every time when my husband is having a sexual dream I can realize. His thing becomes hard and breaths become heavy. I'm a practising muslim. I'm ashamed to ...
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Where can I find a good blog on Averroes

I enjoy learning about the philosophy of Averroes. Averroes was a contemporary of Maimonides (Jewish philosopher), Musa ibn Maymun in Arabic. Both were rationalists and great thinkers. Both lived in ...
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Can I buy and play a video game that has haram elements in it but can be easily avoid?

Assalamu'alaikum. I want to buy and play a life simulation game called The Sims 4. The game lets you control the character's life (their basic needs, career, relationships, etc). It has two modes, the ...
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Do relatives (except my parents) have any right to complain about my dress up , according to Islam?

Im an 18 years old girl,my dress up is not fully Islamic but I don't wear haram or revealing clothes.My parents sometimes suggest me to wear scarf but they don't force me.There are some relatives of ...
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What is the meaning of deen?

Islam is a "deen", the definition of which does not match with the word religion. How exactly is deen defined and what are the implications of that definition.
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A Question about Quran is created/uncreated

As discussed here and in many other discussions: 1 - Quran is the eternal/uncreated word of God. 2 - And people actions are created. 3 - Now, Books which we read & the words which we speak are our ...
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is karma really works in islam?

is karma really works in our life? my background is hindu, i like to get to know all the religion. normally hindu people believes "karma". i am also really scared for "karma". Do ...
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Why a muslim woman cannot get married to a non-muslim man while a muslim man is allowed to get married to a non-muslim? [duplicate]

I am curious about why there is a restriction on women to not to get married with a non-muslim man while it is totally okay for a muslim man to get married to a non-muslim woman. It is also quite ...
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God is Harmed in Islam? Hadith interpretation

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: The son of Adam causes Me pain as he says: Woe be upon the Time. None of you should say ...
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Could anyone try to debunk this claim?

I recently came across this Jain claim which says “If God is ever perfect and complete, how could the will to create have arisen in him? If, on the other hand, he is not perfect, he could no more ...
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God in Islam and afterlife [closed]

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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Tuition to the other siblings of same gender [duplicate]

If I provide tuitions to two-sibling girls at a time where I am the opposite gender, is it permissible for me to provide tuition in order to earning money?
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How many times do we live after death?

Salamun aleikum, I know that there were a meeting with God, before we were on this earth, testifying that only Allah is our God. My question is on this verse. „They will say, "Our Lord, You made ...
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How do I stop receiving everything from Allah so that I don't have to be grateful? [closed]

It's unlikely for me to completely enter into Islam. Also I need to be saved from fire and horrible Angels of punishment hereafter. So I urgently need to stop receiving everything from Allah so that ...
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Are inter-religious marriages encouraged in islam?

I assume or rather see, some scholars discourage Muslim men from marrying outside of the faith and surely for obvious reasons and I understand that perfectly. However, seeing how the Quran allows us ...
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Can we justify the notion of earthly defined success based on Quran?

In Quran there are descriptions of good people. They are patient. They pray and give alms. They are abstinent, etc. But these qualities, only make your soul a better soul. They don't make you a doctor,...
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Are muslims allowed to smoke weed?

During the lockdown, I have been walking on parks in London. I have noticed that some muslims gather in the afternoon/evening on these parks and smoke weed. I, as a non muslim, was rather surprised as ...
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is it haram to write about god replying to me like he did moses

I'm writing a book/essay about solving mathematical problems. I write about praying and Allah replying, is this haram? I know for sure that writing about seeing him, or depicting him is wrong but I'm ...
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Mind play music while ghusl

I'm deaf and my mind started to play music while I was doing ghusl and this is what I'm struggling with now. I'm worried if my ghuls is valid or invalid this always happens to me and it makes me ...
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What is this Islamic sect mentioned by Bayle

In his Critical and Philosophical dictionary Bayle mentions an Islamic sect that calls itself "Ehl Eltahkik or men of truth, men of certainty, who believe that there is nothing existent but the ...
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Is respect the main objective of all acts of worship?

Asaalamualeikum. I know that we must obey Allah no matter what. But i want to understand things also from a practical perspective. What is the main reason why looking at women with skirts is seen as a ...
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How to do ghusl of janabat and hayd?

As I know you have to do the ghsul in the end of period so I checked online how to do the ghusl of janaba and Hayd together and some said you have to do the two ghusl differently. If I need to do it ...
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