Questions tagged [islamic-philosophy]

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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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Is the time of death fixed from the day one is born and is this the only thing predestined?

How can one isolate the fixed time of death from other events surrounding it? So let us see now. The argument often given is that if a given person had not died because of abc cause they would have ...
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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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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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Why is Quran a miracle?

Is it true that the Quran is a miracle of eternity? What are the signs of miraculousness of the Qur'an now? What is extraordinary in this book that I can now understand and wonder now? If this is ...
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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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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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Punishment for those who do not know

I am a student in America. When my teacher and I were talking about Islam he asked will people be punished if they do something wrong thinking it is right and die with it. So they don’t ask ...
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Are girls/women mahrams of/to each other?

I want to know are all the girls/women mahrams of/to each other? If yes, then can a group of girls travel on their own without a male-mahram?
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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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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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How is "Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope" compatible with people dying in natural disasters?

Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. -- Qur'an 2:286 (Muhsin Khan translation.) I'm trying to get a better grasp as to what this means. People die in natural disasters, so logically it seems ...
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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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How can life be a Test if Allah is all-knowing?

How do we reconcile Quran [16:2] "Life is a test": [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving - Quran [16:2] ...
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Are we allowed to save money in Islam?

I've heard that Allah does not like someone who stores his money and do not spend on poor. I think this is based on the verses 104:1-2: Woe to every scorner and mocker Who collects wealth and ...
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What is the reason behind why those who reject belief in Allah are going to hell?

I know that non-muslims are going to be denied paradise, but my question is what is the justification behind their disbelief being worthy of eternal torment?
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Azan in loudspeakers [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is allowed to recite Azan in loudspeakers. As some people who doesn't have faith in Islam say they get disturbed with Azan while they are asleep. Many non believers say they ...
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If non-believers who haven't heard the message of Islam can go to heaven, why spread Islam?

If non-believers who haven't heard the message of Islam can go to heaven, why spread Islam? I've always thought they would be judged on other criteria. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Surely, we're just ...
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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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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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Islamic perception of life beyond Earth [duplicate]

Islam clearly mentions how life(humans/animals) was formed in Quran: And Allah has Created every animal from water; of them are some creeping on their bellies; some walk on two legs; and some on ...
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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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What is Kalam according to Islam?

What is Kalam according to Islam? I have already checked the Wikipedia entry about it but it is still vague to me. Please explain this concept with examples.
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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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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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Is making Shrine from Gold a sin?

I have been asked this questions many times, That why the zarih of Imam Hussain and Moula abbas (and many others) is made of Gold. Sometimes it is referenced that "Gold is forbidden(Haram) for men,...
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Is brainwashing yourself into conviction a legitimate path to Islam?

In the YouTube Crash Course Philosophy video Indiana Jones & Pascal's Wager: Crash Course Philosophy #15, Hank Green discusses Pascal's Wager, saying: Does believing in something because it's the ...
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Who was risen from death after 100 years by Allah (swt)

Assalamu alaikum, with reference to Ayah 259 of Surah Al Baqarah, i tried but failed to understand the Ayah Surah Al Baqarah - Ayah 259 Can anyone give me the explanation for the same. Who is ...
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Is there a flaw in the Kalam Cosmological argument?

Why doesn't this argument work for the cosmological argument for atheism? 1.)Anything that exists needs a cause (Check) ✔ 2.)The Universe needs a cause (Check)✔ we know that, because the universe is ...
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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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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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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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Is being recognized as Muslim one of the reasons for hijab?

As I understand, the primary reason for wearing hijab is because it's required in the Qur'an: And tell the believing women... to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not ...
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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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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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Why do we mix faith in God with moral values?

I am discovering Islam and reading the Quran. I am also looking through this website to add some perspectives. Something that I don't understand is why Islam mixes faith in God - let's say "personal" ...
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Status of falsafa in sunni islam?

I often come across mentions of Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). At least with regard to Ibn Sina, I'm certain I have seen numerous fatawa by authoritative sunni ...
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Is Islam a pantheistic Religion?

Is Islam a pantheistic Religion? Is Allah present in everything? Example: If I cut down a tree, do I physically cut Allah?
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married woman loves another married man [duplicate]

I am married but before my marriage, I had a boyfriend. We both had a good relationship and never crossed our limits, never met each other in person. Only spoke over the phone. Unfortunately, my ...
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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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Is miracle considered the fundamental proof of the validity of the Qur'an?

The validity of the Qur'an seems to hinge on the miracle of its beautiful language, the miracle of accurate prophecies, the miracle of there being no contradictions, etc. Are there any Islamic ...
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Flipping the Mu'tazila argument against the Quran being co-eternal with Tawheed on its head? [closed]

The Mu'tazila argued, using reason alone, that the Quran was not co-eternal with God as "God must have preceded His Word". The Mu'tazila also held Tawheed, the Oneness of God, to be fundamentally true....

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