Questions tagged [islamic-philosophy]

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What is the wisdom behind hiding adultery between spouses?

What is the wisdom behind hiding adultery between spouses? I know we aren't supposed to advertise our sins, but regarding hiding something as big as adultery, which is one of the biggest ways to ...
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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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Do we need Satan?

In Sahih Muslim 6621 and 6622 we see Muhammad giving the consequences of us if we were not to sin. Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah ...
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What will Jannah be like?

Based on the hadith, in Jannah, you will have everlasting happiness and you will get anything you want. But the real question is, what happens if two people have contradictory desires? For example, ...
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Does Allah exist in life forms?

Does Allah exist in all life forms like animals, plants or human? (Pervades everywhere?)
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Boxing/ Muay Thai, is it Haram

A quick google search tells me that Boxing/Muay Thai are indeed Haram. I'm having trouble understanding this fatwa on islamqa. You can scroll to the middle of the page where they list numbers and ...
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Jobs with high risk of death

While earning halal money is compulsory to entertain family requirements. Does Islam allow jobs with high risk of death? As for example: Fishing fatality rate is 116/100,000 and many more. BLS ...
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Permission to write sacred names on fruit?

Most of the times, I observe sacred names like (Allah and Muhammad SAWW) are written on fruits, vegetables, snow and many more things. e.g. What does Islam says about this practice? Doesn't it bring ...
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What is an example of incompatible rulings on a matter (i.e., if we follow one ruling, we must disobey the other)?

When two groups/individuals argue regarding any matter, I find always a mid-way solution that is on the safe side. For example: One person says: during ablution, one should wash their hands three ...
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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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Why did the Mu'tazila criticize kalam?

Wikipedia - Kalam: ʿIlm al-Kalām, usually foreshortened to kalam and sometimes called "Islamic scholastic theology", is an Islamic undertaking born out of the need to establish and defend ...
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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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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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I've imagined flight in jannah can i actually do so

Asalamu aleykum Can I have butterfly wings and ice powers in jannah. I know it's a childish question but please answer
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Who is answerable for adult who live with her sister?

My wife brothers lives with us after their mother passed away last year. They have father but who deserted their mother and gave divorce. There is no chance the adults will reconcile with their dad ...
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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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What is the cure for the illness of non patience or lack of patience?

Selam aleikum. I have read many books on illnesses of heart like greed,jelosy,pride and their cures. But I have 0 information on curing the illness of non patience. Sometimes I feel I don't have ...
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what's islamic view on arabization?

i am an egyptian muslim okay so my country is having an identity crisis all because of arabization and that the fact we aren't arabs then i proceed to tell them that infact islam have nothing to do ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) said the sun make sujud

Asalam aleykum Warahma tul Lahi wabarakatu.peace be upon our prophet Muhammad S.A.w, a week ago i was having a conversation with my friend who is educated in islam.On our conversation he mention there ...
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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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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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Answer the call of prayer(Adan(azan)) for female

When I sit with my papa at the time of azan I noticed he read some kalma after every line of azan . I know its blessing for Muslims. Another thing islam not permit women's to recite azan is Islam gave ...
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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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What makes an item due to Zakat and why some kinds of wealth are not due for Zakat?

The first few things one may have in mind when thinking about Zakat are money, silver, gold and the zakat or sadaqah of fitr after Ramadan. Nevertheless we find that zakat must also be paid from ...
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How one can become a self learned scholar of Islam?

How one can become a self learned scholar of Islam?
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What is the wisdom behind going to the Eid prayer from one path and returning from another?

Most of us know that is sunnah to go to the Eid prayer from one way and return from a different way. Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: On the Day of 'Id the Prophet (ﷺ) used to return (after ...
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Is the reward of reciting Qur'an in other languages same as reciting it in Arabic if one doesn't know how to read Arabic?

One of my sister in Islam don't know how to read Arabic so she wants to know that if she would read the Qur'an in any other language would she get the same reward as one gets when one recites the Qur'...
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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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Is it lawful for muslim to prohibit lgbt from getting an education?

Our college makes this policy recently. As for the detail of the policy, it can be sums up like this : you have to sign a paper that says that you will be dropped out without questions if you are not ...
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Hanging kaaba and other holy places or dua pictures

I know the fact that pictures are not allowed in islam, also that in islam you cannot draw pictures. But i lack wisdom on subject of people hanging kaaba, madina or kalma pictures in home. Some people ...
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On the existence of debate over fidelity of Quranic codices within the Islamic intellectual tradition

I have a question about whether or not a certain idea has ever been discussed within the Islamic intellectual tradition, and if so, which scholar(s) and/or school(s) of thought did so. The idea is as ...
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Knowledge of religion without Language?

I was having a discussion with this person about religion. He asked me that whether it would be possible for human beings to have the concept of God without having the knowledge of Language. I ...
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Is the Arrow of Time inviolable in Islamic belief?

I know that Quran and Sunnah established that time is relative, e.g. a year of our time equals a different amount in heavens, or the story about the jinn moving Balqis's throne in he blink of the eye, ...
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Illegal job haram or halal

Im working in saudi arabia and my profession is house driver but i'm working outside illegal taxi and every month i give my boss 300 riyal if i earn income haram or halal.?
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Is doubting in the kufr of a kaafir make you a kaaafir?

In my head I was saying to myself that mushrikeen are kaafirs amd whoever does shirk is a kaafir. But then I stopped for a time thinking wether every type of shirk causes a person to become a kaafir ...
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Are there islamic horror novels?

My name is Tom and currently I am working on a Final for my class. The class mostly looks at American Horror literature published throughout the ages, dissecting and discussing them. For the final ...
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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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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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A Question regarding Islam

Given, the verses of the Quran are to be interpreted "literally", how do Muslims interpret the following 3, 4 verses out of many (which I found metaphorical) literally. Hold fast to the &...
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i fear my wrong supplication would get accept

while asking for high mark in my supplication I by mistake asked for low mark for ex: while asking for mark above 500 I mistaken by asking for above 50 but in mind I really mean 500 and I said amen ...
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Driving without license

Assalamu Alaikum. I am a 17 year old who is about to go to college. Vast Majority of boys go to colleges on motorcycles not just in my city but all over the country. Now our country has traffic laws ...
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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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Oaths (Yameen یمین)

What is the difference between making an oath BY ALLAH and making an oath TO ALLAH and which one requires expiation ? Also, If a person madean oath to allah and immediately took it back like if ...
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What are some introductory texts on the teachings of Mutazilites?

I'd like to do some reading on the teachings of Mutazilites. What are some good, introductory texts on this topic?
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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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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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Who is more powerful?

Ãsak I have a question. According to Islam, which person is more powerful. One who has abundant knowledge or the one who has more strength.
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What was supposed to convince the people who lived during middle ages that islam is the truth

This question has been keeping me up at night.When the prophet (PBUH) preached islam in arab,he performed many miracles to convince them that this is the truth.The same is true for all other prophets....
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Does sinning on purpose and stopping salah affect person rizq in Islam?

To be honest I use to pray and try not to sin and I had many pretty things in life. Now when I stopped salah and I admit i do small sins on purpose I start having problem sleeping at night and well I ...
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Hellfire for unbelievers

Why does Allah punish unbelievers with hellfire for eternity, especially when he doesn't need to have anyone recognize or worship him? Edit:The real question is why did it Allah make it such that we ...