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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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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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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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How is free will justified with those who are raised in a bad environment?

Who we are is based on our memories that is a persons personality and identity is based on his memories. These memories come from the place , time and people around us. Which is not under humans ...
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In Shiism, what is the source of Imams' supreme knowledge?

Shiites believe that their [Twelve Imams] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Imams), the rightful successors of the prophet, have complete knowledge of everything. The question is: what are the ...
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Does the quran have multiple meanings?

Take any given verse from the Quran. Do muslims believe that each and every verse in the quran has a very specific single meaning just like a normal book, or can verses have multiple meanings, and/or ...
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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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Who are the 'chosen people' of God? Are the Jews still the 'chosen people' of God?

The Jews say they are the 'chosen people' of God, while the non-Jews are goyim created to serve the Jews. The Christians say that 'because the Jews rejected the only ((begotten --as per christians)) ...
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What is the commandment of Islam about the widow of shaheed?

As we know that shaheed have a great status in heaven and we believe according to our learning that shaheed always alive they never died. But according to the rules shaheed wife also called as widow ...
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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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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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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 `13` unlucky in Islam

I found that in some cultures or religions people think that the number 13 is an unlucky number, I'm wondering if this is accepted in Islam or not? and why?
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Is sinning canceling good things we did?

Salam, If someone is doing sins (whatever the level) but in same time keeping Praying 5 times per day, and being a good person, this person still have Hassanats from good things done ? Or is it like ...
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Am I allowed to study and read Ibn Qayyim's books without an Ustadh?

Am I allowed to study and read Ibn Qayyim's books without an Ustadh? What about reading ahadith and the Quran (translation)? What about tafsir?
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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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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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Why will they ask question if Allah knows everything?

I found this hadith but I'm confused why they will ask question. If Allah(S.W.A) knows everything about us. This is hadith "The two angels who are charged with questioning come to him and ask him what ...
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Is my fast broken or not?

I am fasting and Unfortunately i tasted my tears while am crying so i do not know about this situation is my fast broken or not please help me through hadith
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Do any classical Sunni scholars say Islam is religion of peace?

I have come across Islam as religion of mercy and justice in writing of people of knowledge: Islam is the religion of mercy and justice. https://islamqa.info/en/13241 But haven't come across ...
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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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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 it lawful for Muslims to prohibit LGBT people from getting an education?

Our college made a policy recently which can be summed up like this: you have to sign a paper that says that you will be dropped out without questions if you are not free from LGBT. This is total ...
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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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Why Allah choose to create some human physically different?

I've met people who had "different physical" from me, I have a perfect hand, body, eyes, and everything that I need. But I've found people who doesn't have hands, and feet, and other lack of physical ...
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What is the concept of araf?

I have studied about "araf". It is place between heaven and hell . I have asked for scholars and there is lot of different views about it . Some say it place for those who did not get to heaven or ...
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What is *nafs*?

In Islam there is the idea of the nafs; And We have already created man and know what his nafs whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein Quran : Qaf 50 16 Is this ...
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Does the right side have a higher status than the left?

Be it the hand, the leg or any other part of the body, the right hand side always, AFAIK, takes a higher status, preference or position in terms of positivity then the left. E.g.: For the right side:...
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Was prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) chosen as the last messenger only just Allah wanted to or he was worthy of this position by his deeds?

Please don’t be offended by this question. I'm just wondering about it and if you could answer this - it would be better. My question is "was the prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) literally ...
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The "Is God careful?" Question

This is a simple philosophical question yet I'm not really sure about how to explain the answer : "Is God careful?" There are only two possible truth to this "yes" and "no". I don't know which one ...
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Forget your sin and move forward

Should we forget our previous sin after true repntance as it is not allowing to move forward i m totally stucked always thinks about previou sin. I m not able to focus on my study what should i do??
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Why does Islam trace its origins to Abraham?

I have learned Islam traces its origins to Abraham, I wonder why he is considered the 'first Muslim'?
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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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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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Those who enjoy pain: where do they go?

Hypothetically, if someone is worthy of His Paradise, but enjoy receiving pain as they got used to it or other reasons, would they still not deserve Hell? I know little about Islam, so please do not ...
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What is the position on fighting against seemingly unwinnable odds?

There are several battles won by Muslim armies where the opponent outnumbers them heavily and yet it is still fought. Some famous ones are the Battle of Badr where the Meccan army fielded "an army ...
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What is the ultimate purpose of Islam?

As everything has its purpose, what is the purpose of this religion? Is it really serving its purpose now or not? Knowing that we can interpret, understand and, if possible, practice its teachings ...
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How closely grounded is Suhrawardis Illuminationism in the Qur'an?

Suhrawardi developed a metaphysics of light - illuminationism - one aspect of which is to privilege the intuition over the intellect (reason) in understanding. Light being the condition by which we ...
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If Allah forgives all sin, why should I do any good deeds?

I am asking this question not from a personal point of view, but more philosophically. I often come across Muslims who are openly committing every type of sin, and they justify it by saying, "...
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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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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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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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Is abortion allowed for a woman / girl who is raped? [closed]

I am looking for the response of any denomination that is against abortion in the case of rape that has also responded to the scenario below or something similar to it. "A Defense of Abortion" (...
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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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What is the islamic definition of "Excessive"?

What exactly does "excessive" mean in Islam? For example, lets imagine we have 2 people, person 1 and person 2: Scenario 1: Person 1 makes $1000 a month, but in one of those months he spends $600 ...
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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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