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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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Is Islam geared towards the poor?

I've been reading some stuff about Islam, I have been going to Islamic type forums and I have managed to build up a very general picture about Islam and Muslims in general. That picture seems to be ...
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Basic replies to anti Islamic bigotry [closed]

I think is a question i can ask on Islam, and correct me if I'm wrong (first time here) but last night i had a room-mate who was spouting off a lot of anti Islamic hate speech, things along the lines ...
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Does Shaitan (Satan) entice Non Muslims?

It is confirmed that Shaitan dissuades Muslim into doing wrong things. Does Satan entice non Muslims also into doing wrong things, if yes in what way? Also does Satan entice Christians and Jews also ...
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Does marriage play a role in a person's provision?

Does marriage play a role in a person's provision? Can it make you rich or poor?
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Passing Criteria on Judgement Day: What If someone meets only one requirement?

Let me start with this Hadith. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah said: “A man who weeps for fear of Allah will not enter Hell until the ...
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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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Going beyond the 5 known senses?

In the Jewish religion, there are some who practice something called kabbalah, I don't mean the celebrity stuff, but the real kabbalah. Here's a quick overview: www.youtube.com Basically, they say ...
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Is there a work that lists Good qualities and defines how to attain them

Is there a work that lists Good qualities like Taqwa, Haya, Sabr and defines and elaborates on how to attain them, in English. For example Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the ...
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Is Being Judgemental based on Quran Hadith Allowed?

A Muslim judging between right and wrong is not the same as Allah’s judgement and both should be kept separate from each other. Allah knows what people think and what their intentions are. We don’t. ...
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How can God create without determining the outcome?

If God is the first cause and God really created everything, how can our actions not be caused by him? But on the other hand, if our actions must have been determined by Him, then how is this ...
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To what extent does Islam identify credit for lineage?

Derived from this Question and this Answer is a question about the intrinsic credit of lineage in the view of Allah. We already know something about this from Qur'an: إِنَّ اللَّـهَ اصْطَفَىٰ آدَمَ ...
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How does Islam prove the existence of the life of the world to come?

I have a question: What is the basis for the Islam belief in the World to Come? i asked same question here: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23376/2188
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If Allah has no wants/needs, why do anything? [duplicate]

I'm a little confused about the following We know that Allah does not want/need our worship: O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), ...
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Why do mosques use geometric tessellations as decoration?

An argument for this; is that they cannot rely on representational art, as is done in Hindu & Christian tradition. It would be disobeying the Quranic command against idols. In, a positive sense, ...
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The Quran is commonly said to be the "Uncreated Speech of Allah", what does this mean?

Obviously the Qur'an is printed on paper; and bound into books. It does not refer to the physically wrapping. Also, Allah has no human attribute; when we say Allah is merciful; it is a faint ...
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Are dreams real? What does Islam say about this?

Does dream have keys to hidden truth? Are they real? Do they have clues for future events? If yes, is every person's dream real or is it only pious people whose dreams are real? What about a non ...
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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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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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Do muslims consider jews/judaism to associate a partner with Allah?

I understand the view Muslims have of Christians where they associate Jesus as a partner with Allah. I am unsure why Jews would be considered in the same situation as Christians as I thought they ...
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What is the Islamic view of the Law of Attraction?

Does Islam approve Law of attraction? I mean is it OK to think like that or it's conflicting with Islamic beliefs? Is what they call "The Universe" same as Allah? Is this in any way mentioned in ...
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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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Why Islam banned wine in four steps and not in one step?

There are four different verses about banning wine. Islam firstly said do not pray while you are drunk. And step by step made harder rule. Then, finally said wine is Haraam. Why not in just one step?...
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Why is pork forbidden in Islam?

Is there a reason behind pig/pork/boar being forbidden in Islam? What is this reason? How is it justified, and what are the benefits of it in day-to-day life?
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Why must there be a God? [closed]

This question was asked in the Christianity.SE: I realize this might be a question better suited for the philosophy site, but I am very interested to get the Christian perspective. I was ...
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Is Pantheism (as defined by Spinoza) compatible with Islam?

Pantheism (Pan = all, theism=God) is the view that God is all. Although some definitions describe pantheism as the view that God is the universe or God is nature, the more general definition is that ...
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Why does Islam permit slavery?

Asking from a non-Muslim's viewpoint, if Islam preaches equality, then why does it permit slavery?

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