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Why do dogs bark during fajr?

Why do dogs bark especially during the fajr adhan ? I know dogs bark during adhan and know the reason also they see sth that don'tsee. But I mostly hear them barking only during the fajr adhan very ...
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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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Are credit card users entitled to zakat due to debt?

I have a close relative who on the slightest pretext swipes the credit card to make payments of purchases or medical bills. Due to which this family is constantly under debt. Can we relatives help ...
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Why did Allah send more than one book to mankind?

Why did Allah send more than one book to mankind.Explain your Answer. Please consider adding references from the quran and sunnah to your answer.
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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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If Allah exposes some sin of someone, does it mean Allah hates that person?

I basically have three questions but they are of the same type and are related to one another. First of all I want to know if Allah exposes some sin of someone, does it mean Allah hates that person ...
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How does one ensure the narrative of evolution is compatible with the Qu'ran?

Evolution, as a theory describes how life arose on Earth; it draws a genealogical tree connecting all forms of life with Man included. The physiognomy of animals hints at a certain relationship; and ...
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Is the Qur'an a book?

This may seem like a strange question at first, since well, we can literally see that the Qur'an is a book: And we often refer to it as a book. And the Qur'an refers to itself as a book (Qur'an 5:15:...
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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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Rewarding the person who helps catch a thief, Islamic or not?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, In a scenario where a Muslim has something of his stolen, and another Muslim brother comes along and informs him of the thief and his whereabouts and gives a ...
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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 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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Ideas of Causality in ISLAM

Currently I am working on a philosophy paper, exploring the correlation between cause and effect, or in other words how present knowledge is wholly dependent upon past knowledge. I was thinking of ...
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Is it allowed to use utensils which have pictures of animals, birds or humans drawn on it?

I want to know that can I use a utensil which have pictures of animals, birds or humans drawn on it? If it is forbidden then why?
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Why does Allah create people who will end up in hell?

I do realize this question has been asked before here: Why does Allah create someone whose fate is hell? Yet I feel I should ask again and maybe in a bit of a different manner as I don't believe the ...
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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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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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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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Counter-argument to Jesus being the God-Man?

Muslims try to reason with Christians that you cannot have a God-Man, as it is impossible to be mortal and immortal at the same time or to have infinite knowledge and finite knowledge at the same time ...
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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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Is it lawful for Muslims to prohibit LGBT people from getting an education?

Our college made a policy recently which can be summed up like this: you have to sign a paper that says that you will be dropped out without questions if you are not free from LGBT. This is total ...
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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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Why can't we see jinn when they're created from FIRE...?

And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire. (Qur'an 55:15) So, if they are made of fire, we must be able to see them. Why can't we see them? Is there something special about "smokeless ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who is considered as infidel (kafir) from the viewpoint of noble Qur'an?

The word Kafir (infidel) is used many times in noble Qur'an. [Ref] such as: يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّـهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّـهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ...
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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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If a person does not have proof that Islam is the truth, can he ever become a muslim?

Think about it this way. If there really was a proof that Islam is the truth, then everyone in the world would have been muslims by now. Why are you a muslim? Do you have proof? If you think you ...
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Where does Allah come from?

Everything was created by Allah but then where did Allah come from? Is it haram to ask such a question?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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is it haram to write about god replying to me like he did moses [closed]

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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