Questions tagged [islamic-philosophy]

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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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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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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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Why does Allah command women to cover themselves?

What exactly does it achieve? If a woman does not cover herself, how does that make her any less religious or less human? Some Muslims may say that it is degrading for a woman to show her body. Why ...
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Is playing chess halal? [duplicate]

I heard a very popular Mufti where I live say that chess is haram because it causes unnecessary strain on your mind. My question is divided into 2 parts: a. Is playing chess professionally halal? b. ...
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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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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 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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Are there any hadiths/verses that indicate a Muslim's approach to the media?

Is there any way of telling how the Muhammad (pbuh) would want us to treat the media in its entirety e.g. newspapers, TV shows etc. and are there any hadiths in the past that could be used similarly ...
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When Dua is get accepted by Allah 100%

Can you tell me when Dua gets accepted 100% by Allah? Or in which Namaz Dua is get accepted by Allah 100%? Please tell me that.
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What role does "obligatory caution" play in Sunni Islam?

Ayatollah Khamenei's FAQ page mentions several times the notion of "obligatory caution". One example is: Permission of Her Father for Marriage. If the girl is virgin, it is necessary – by ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Does Allah exist in life forms?

Does Allah exist in all life forms like animals, plants or human? (Pervades everywhere?)
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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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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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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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Why did Allah make me a psychopath?

I grew up completely non practising, borderline agnostic. However as of late I have came to Islam with full certainty. Looking back, it has been beautiful. I’m aware that my question is rather black ...
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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 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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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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What justifies having children if there is a possibility that they will suffer eternally in the afterlife?

One of the subjects which I have been perplexed about is the conflict between procreation and antinatalism. Islam places great emphasis on the family unit and raising children. Of course, this is in ...
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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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What does Islam say about Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights?

Are there any Sahih Hadith or any other reference from Yahudi sources?
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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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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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Do I need to learn Arabic to become a practicing Muslim?

I am an American who recently converted. But I only know English and I have a Qur'an that is English only. I have memorized most of the everyday sayings in Arabic. But I was wondering if I have to ...
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Creation of new universe after dooms day

Is there any possibility of creating new universe after dooms day. What does Islam say about this?
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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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Where can I find the complete sanad for this Hadith that the Milky Way is a doorway to the heavens?

While going through the below Hadith within this question: Ibn 'Abbas said, "The rainbow is security for the people of the earth that they will not be drowned. The Milky Way is the door of the ...
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Is Game development permissible in Islam?

It has always been my passion to develop video games with stories that have the power to inspire people to do good and be peaceful and creative in their approaches in life. I believe that the right ...
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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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Are angels faster than light particles (E = MC2 is non-Islamic)?

By far, Einstein's best-known equation is "E=mc2 - energy equals mass times the velocity of light squared." According to this equation, any given amount of mass is equivalent to a certain ...
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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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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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Is there a way to reconcile naturalism and Islam? How divided is Islam on naturalism?

While watching and participating on Islam.SE and a few other places, I have observed that there is frequently very heated anger whenever the subject of naturalism comes up; for example, anything 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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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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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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