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Is marrying an orphan girl considered a greater good deed?

Is it mentioned anywhere in the Quran or Hadith that marrying an orphan girl is a great thing? I have heard that Allah loves those who take care of orphans. I did a lot of searching, but it speaks ...
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What is the Difference between Salat and other ibadah from another religion? Regarding find peace

My Question is Regarding find peace when you're praying, If a Muslim offer shalah and find peace, is there any difference between shalah and ohter praying from another religion. Hindu, Budha, ...
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How will Allah judge people on the basis of this unfair life?

Assalamualaikum.. my question is regarding the fairness of this life's test. A group of pious people are having an OK life and they are doing their islamic duties correctly. A second group of pious ...
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is Allah Capable of creating a clone of himself?

By my understanding Allah is Capable of doing anything that Allah Wish to do. is Allah Capable of Creating a clone of himself?
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Is this verse about fire contradicting science?

I have a question about surah alwaqia verse {أَ فَرَأَيْتُمُ النَّارَ الَّتِي تُورُونَ_ أَ أَنْتُمْ أَنْشَأْتُمْ شَجَرَتَها أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْشِؤُنَ } 71- 72 Tell me about the fire which you ...
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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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How should be interactions with non-mehram be like in a coed institution?

How should young muslim brothers ad sisters interact in a coed high school? What are the things we must be aware of to protect ourselves from any evils in such an atmosphere?
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What is the greatest sin in Islam?

You can do adultery or murder but what in Islam is the worst sin you can do? Or is it not believing in God/Allah?
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Drawback of interest economically

Since Islam is a natural religion, What is the drawback of interset economically. Suppose a bank pays me 10% interset on my original, what is the ugly side of this?
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Why did Allah create at all? A simplification, why we are created? [duplicate]

I have a fundamental question. I can understand concept of heaven and hell. I can understand that we are all in an exam in this world. I can understand so many concepts after I believe in Allah. ...
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Origins of Taqlid

Who was the originator of the doctrine of Taqlid? Which school of thought,if any in particular,propounded it first? And the term"doors of ijtihad are closed",what are the origins of this later term as ...
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Why slaughtering of animals is not considered as cruel as opposed to what vegetarians think?

Vegetarians think that killing animal for our own comfort is cruel because we can live even without eating meat then why to kill animals. They are also living creatures as we and killing them is ...
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Questioning and thinking about Allah SWT

I keep thinking about how and where Allah SWT & our Prophets (peace be upon them) would be living in this universe? I keep imagining different things about what they might be doing, how we are ...
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Can Allah change the past? [duplicate]

If we ask Allah to remove something from our past like it never happened, can He do that? I know Allah works in ways we couldn't even imagine.
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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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Is it permissible to kill a lizard and other animals of it's species like chameleon, salamander etc?

I want to know that can I kill a lizard, chameleon or a salamander even if they are not hurting me? I have heard of some hadith in which it is mentioned that killing them is an act of worship and it ...
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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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Why did God leave Satan free and allow him to mislead people, but do not the religious people allow us to deceive people? [closed]

Why do not be free to sell alcoholic beverages, honey (without hijab), homosexuals, sexually crafted, showing and distributing porn movies, all those who tempt us, while we are not forced to do ...
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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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Jesus' was a muslim?

Was Jesus a Muslim ? And should we take the new testament as hadith as it is just a narration of Jesus' life by John , Luke , Mark and others ?
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According to Islam, why was I born?

Why was I born, according to Islam? In fact, I also have a second component to this question. If Allah/God is omniscient, then why did he create beings that he knew were certain to enter hell (which ...
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Is it true that Islam is a religion of peace?

I noticed when looking at various discussions regarding Islam, Muslims say that the word Islam means peace. Then they provide some verses from the Quran and some stories of the prophet Muhammed being ...
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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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Should Muslims study other cultures/religions in order to seek knowledge?

Islam has given great importance to the process of seeking knowledge. We (Muslims) believe that non muslims seeking knowledge is very important, as it is the key element to find and follow the right ...
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Does sufism belongs to Islam? [closed]

Is sufism a part of islam? Or is it an adaption of any other religious practice. I've read that sufism is emerged from the mixing up of hinduism with islam. Praising prophet or any members of the ...
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Why is alcohol not permitted, if it requires the will of Allah to make you drunk?

I understand that as Muslims, you believe that absolutely nothing happens without the will of Allah. For example, if you take painkiller, it will only work if Allah wills it. What I don't understand ...
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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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Ants making my life miserable can I kill them [duplicate]

Like in title said my life become miserable because of they come to my bed every time. Sometimes when sleep I weak I find a lot of ants bitting my face and head. I become so angry that I want to kill ...
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Sunni and Shia Islam class different things as sin; who would be a sinner if only one of them is correct?

I keep thinking about why Sunni and Shia and other muslim communities have different opinion about different issues which makes them very difficult for us to follow right path. Let's take example. ...
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What does “Ummah” mean in Islam?

What does Ummah mean in Islam as we know there are many different groups with different ideas about Islamic rules which call themselves Muslim so how can you call it Ummah?
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Why does Allah use prophets to spread his message to humanity?

Through out the ages, Allah has sent prophets amongst mankind to spread his message of compassion, mercy and obedience to his will. But this system is open to abuse by the unworthy among men, ...
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How to Accept Hoor al Ayn? [closed]

I am a devout Muslimah who prays five times a day but the fact my husband will have Hoor al ayn makes me nervous and uncomfortable. It is affecting my relationship with Allah and I don't feel that ...
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Is there philosophical reason for unclean things (nejasat) in Islam?

I want to know why some things are unclean (najasat) in Islam. I ask this question from some people they believe cleanliness helps human avoid microbes. But my teacher tell me it isn't main reason and ...
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In Shiite school of thought, how is the conflict between free will and determinism resolved?

There are different verses some of which seem to clearly suggest determinism : و ما تشاءون الا ان یشاء الله رب العالمین and you do not wish unless it is wished by Allah, the lord of the ...
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How does Fate as per god's will and a persons amaal exist together?

Consider these two points: Even if a small particle moves, it only because ALLAH wants it so as per conclusion ALLAH has written a man's fate , and whatever the man does is written by ALLAH. ...
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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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What is the role of a Muslim woman?

What is the role of a Muslim woman? My father says women is there to please men and reproduce nothing else. Is that true? Women has no role in society, no job, no influence in any matter, nothing. ...
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What is fitna (temptation)?

My question revolves around fitna. As far as I understand, fitna means temptation. What is confusing me is this. For some people, it is easier to fall into temptation than it is for other people to ...
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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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Does the Devil has wife & children? Where do they live?

Where does the Devil live? Does he have family?
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What is the Difference Between Prophets and Angels?

I know that the obvious differences are that prophets are made of clay and angels are made of Nur (light) and that angels have no free will while prophets do and prophets can die by the hand of humans ...
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What does the phrase “For it is Allah who is the Time” mean?

Sahih Muslim, Book 27, Hadith 5584: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not abuse Time, for it is Allah Who is the Time. Does the phrase "For it is Allah ...
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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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What orthodox positions with regard to epistemology exist?

Mostly sparked by debates regarding evolution, I have become curious what epistemological positions exist in orthodox schools of the major Islamic sects. I understand the doctrinal priority of Quran ...
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Will I get sawwab for answering here

Salam to all. What I want to ask is a question about answering questions on this site. Due to the characteristics of stack exchange sites, the Islam stack exchange also has some characters i.e. ...
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Can a person be muslim if he/she simply likes something about Islam?

I found a few interesting videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCguMu79vg4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyGvjA1nGXI In the first video, the girl converted to Islam simply because ...
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Is there any saying about “Bindi” anywhere in the Qur'an or hadith?

I have a very strange question according to what my title says. This was confusing me for a very long and it's unclear to me. I just kept myself away from researching about it. However, I came across ...
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Is there clear answer to the Problem of Hell?

I was reading the famous Problem of Hell. The problem of Hell is an ethical problem in religion in which the existence of Hell for the punishment of souls is regarded as inconsistent with the ...
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If society developed so that hijab was considered men's attire, what should Muslim women do?

At the risk of being labelled what Bilal Philips calls a what-iffer (those with a tendency to ask hypothetical fiqh questions) in The Evolution of Fiqh, I have a "what if" question... Suppose society ...
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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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