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Questions about specific Muslim scholars and their views and interpretations

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What is the Qibla inside the Kaaba? [duplicate]

Assalam o Alaikum to all my Muslim brothers, If one were to get the opportunity to pray Salah inside the Kaaba, which direction should he face?
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Find hadith about grave

Where is this hadith written? Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "It is much better for one of you to sit on a live coal, which will burn his ...
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Who are some famous people who classified ahadith?

السلام عليكم I know that many people have tried to classify ahadith into sahih, hasan, da'if and their further subgroups. Please name some people, preferably old ones, who classified ahadith and some ...
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Is celebrating independence day in accordance to Islam?

Assalam o Alaikum to all my Muslim brothers, Darul uloom Deoband issued fatwa and instructed all madrasas to celebrate the independence day of the country. Now, I'm just a student of knowledge so ...
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Did al-Qadi an-Nu'man write a book entitled “Al-Fiqh al-Akbar”?

Al-Qadi an-Nu'man القاضي النعمان or Abu Hanifa al-Nu‘man ibn Muhammad ibn Mansur ibn Ahmad ibn Hayyun al-Tamimi (died 974 CE/ 363 AH) the Isma'ili jurist and official historian of the Fatimid dynasty. ...
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Who exactly can be called a hafidh?

In popular parlance hafidh or hafiz seems primarily to refer to a person who has memorized the whole Qur'an. But when we read books we find this title mostly used to introduce a hadith scholar such as ...
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Has there been a renowned Islam scholar who committed suicide?

(The motivation for this question is a book I am working on.) There has been many great scholars, etc. from all kinds of professions: scientists, artists, musicians, logicians, ... Has there been a ...
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Is tips halal or haram? [duplicate]

Assalamualaikum! My question is, * Is tips halal or haram? In details, I'm working in a 4* hotel, There are so many guests comes from outside to stay in our hotel, When they arrive in hotel I take ...
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How one can become a self learned scholar of Islam?

How one can become a self learned scholar of Islam?
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Is answering On Islam Stack Exchange can be considered as helping of other Muslims?

I have heared in a video by a scholar that helping a Muslim is good deed than fasting for 1 month , so my question the question and answer we provide here can be considered as help or in that video , ...
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If this is a prison for the believer and paradise for the non believer, why even bring a child into the world? [duplicate]

I have a moral and ethical dilemma. I believe that the world is a cold and cruel place to be in. Had I myself had the option, I'd have rather my mother had me aborted so that I never experienced any ...
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Who is the person of trust in Muwatta' Malik?

Sunnah.com offers seven narrations from al-Muwatta' where Yahya ibn Yahya al-Laithi (the narrator of al-Muwatta') starts quoting the chain saying: َحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنِ الثِّقَةِ، عِنْدَهُ ...
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What books other than his sahih imam Muslim has written?

What books other than his sahih imam Muslim has written and which of those has reached us (Examples should be sufficient if exist)? When we look at the relief of his teacher imam al-Bukhari we find ...
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Did Muslim actually quote a hadith from his teacher al-Bukhari in his sahih?

It is well known that Muslim ibn al-Hajaj was one of the students of imam al-Bukhari. But did he actually quote in his sahih any hadith which he directly heard from al-Bukhari? The point is that ...
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History Book on The Effect of Islam on Western Civilization

What books are there with respect to early Muslim scholars' works and their effect on Western civilization? I would prefer easy to read not too technical books.
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Which scholars praise the current Psalms?

Wikipedia says: The current Psalms are still praised by many Muslim scholars. Since the Zabur is corrupted, I wondered which scholars, if any, actually praise this corrupted Psalms. Question: ...
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What is behind the statement “Where it not 'Iyad the Maghrib would be unknown”?

There's a famous quote around al-Qadi 'Iyad القاضي عياض بن موسى, which is often mentioned: لولا عياض لما عُرف المغرب or لولا عياض ما عرف المغرب Which one may translate: Where it not 'Iyad the ...
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Authenticity of Book

Assalamou 'Alaikum Warahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.. 1) What is the authenticity of the book "Al Ghuniya At Taalibeen" ? 2) Did Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani author this book ? 3) Some people say that ...
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Explanation of Sheikh Uthaymeen saying in Al Qawl ul Mufeed

Assalamou 'Alaikum Warahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.. Some of my friends are saying that Sheikh Uthaymeen said that Allaah can be harmed.. They sent me the following : Here's his saying : قوله: ” ...
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How is boxing/MMA haram? [duplicate]

It's mahrooh if anything. Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alley wassalam practiced wrestling, I've heard a story of Muhammad sallallahu alley wassalam wreslting with Kuraish. The main points that people ...
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When asked “what's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray” did Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazali reply “the ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid”?

This was recently posted on /r/Islam on Reddit: Question: "What's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray?" Answer: "The ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid!" ~Shk. Muhammad alGhazali (d. 1996) ...
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Did Ibn Taymiyyah say Ibn Umar was an innovator in religion?

Assalamou 'Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh Did Ibn Taymiyyah say that Ibn Umar (radwiy Allahu anhu) is a Bidati? Some people said that he did say this, and sent me the following as proof: ...
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Why is drawing animate objects haram?

So I am a sketchist and frequently draw human portraits. I find solace in this as I am a very isolated person and have basically zero real friends. It is merely a hobby and it might even help me in ...
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Which scholars say that your fast is valid even if you eat or drink by mistake under Ramadan?

I know that most scholars generally agree that if a person forgets that he is fasting, and he then eats,drinks or has intercourse, his fast is still valid due to the hadith: مَنْ نَسِيَ وَهُوَ ...
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Which scholars say that the fast automatically is broken on sunset (maghreb)?

Reading this hadith: ... قَالَ ‏"‏ إِذَا رَأَيْتُمُ اللَّيْلَ أَقْبَلَ مِنْ هَا هُنَا فَقَدْ أَفْطَرَ الصَّائِمُ ‏"‏‏ It seems one could understand the hadith in two different ways; (1) as it is ...
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Which classical Hanafis believed anal intercourse is allowed in paradise?

In the English abstract to A. Schmitt, In Liwat Im Fiqh: Männlichen Homosexualität?, J. Arabic Islamic Studies, 2001-2 (URL; pdf), we have: Although in the classical period some Hanafis believed [...
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What is an example of how a contextualist scholar applies the Qur'an in different ways according to context?

A Najib, Contextual Qur'an Interpretation: The Study on the Concept of "Hierarchy of Values" Abdullah Saeed, J. Islamic Studies and Culture, 2016, pp. 89-94 (URL; pdf) writes: The contextualist, as ...
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What is the minimum amount of narrations needed in order for a hadith to be classed as mutawatir according to the different scholars?

I understand that there are different of opinions about the requirements needed for a hadith to be considered mutawatir. According to this answer, the most commonly accepted definitions is one of ...
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Which scholars deny hadith being mutawātir?

According to the muhaddith scholar Ibn Hibban (270 - 354 hijri), all khabar are as its best ahad: وأنكر الحافظ ابن حبان في صدر صحيحه الخبر المتواتر ، فقال : وأما الأخبار فإنها كلها أخبار آحاد ...
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Which scholars claimed Buddha was a messenger of God?

Hamza Yusuf in Buddha in the Qur'an (viewed at Scribd.com) writes: In classical Muslim literature on religions and sects, we find many references to "al-Badadah," meaning the Buddhists, as well as "...
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Which prominent Sunni scholars say music is not haram?

In a comment to If someone is not distracted from Islam by music, is it still haram?, we have: Music isn't haram par se based on the opinion of prominent scholars of the 4 madhabs and other modern ...
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Which sunni scholars deny naskh tilawa (removed verses from the quran)?

I understand that most scholars believe in abrogated verses in the Quran, while they differ on the conditions needed to claim a verse to be abrogated. Some fully deny the theory of abrogation in the ...
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New moon sighting follow local or Saudi or international sighting? [duplicate]

What are the evidences for each view and it is not as easy as just following the new moon in your country I believe because there are many issues which even experienced scholars find it hard to ...
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Which sunni scholars denied ijma'?

In this video, Adnan Ibrahim argues against Ijma'. He also quotes Imam Ahmed: "قال " من ادَّعى الإجماع فقد كذب ، وما يدريه لعل الناس اختلفوا Imam Ahmed said: "The one calling upon ijma' has lied!"...
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Is the sun orbiting the earth according to the majority salafi view?

In this youtube video, Sheikh salih al fawzan answers the question; "Does the sun orbit the earth?" Without a doubt, this is what the Quran is saying. {Quotes verse 36:38 "وَالشَّمْسُ تَجْرِي ...
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How did Muhammad Abduh come to understand Qur'an 4:3 as meaning to discourage and even prohibit polygamous marriage?

N. Nurmila, Polygamous Marriages in Indonesia and Their Impacts on Women’s Access to Income and Property, Al-Jāmi‘ah: J. Islamic Studies, 2016 (URL), writes: The belief that Islam supports polygamy ...
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Did Abu Thawr state that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed-gender prayers?

Commenting on Amina Wadud who controversially led mixed-gender prayer: ...there are many scholars (ex. Abu Thawr) who have gone against the majority opinion and stated that there is nothing wrong ...
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Do Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei have influence outside of Iran?

There are two Iranian Grand Ayatollahs, Khomeini (former) and Khamenei (current), a title which Wikipedia describes as: ...a label provided to the highest level Shia authority... See also: Are ...
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When does qiyas (deductive analogy) become bid'ah (innovation)?

From Wikipedia: In Islamic jurisprudence, qiyas is the process of deductive analogy in which the teachings of the Hadith are compared and contrasted with those of the Qur'an, in order to apply a ...
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Which scholars are respected by Quranists?

Most of the information I find about Qur'an-only versions of Islam tend to be from some random webpage. Some examples are: Quran-Islam.org. Some of the articles (possibly all) are attributed to ...
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Which major scholars say that enforcement of sharia is not the duty of lay Muslims?

The Sharia Wikipedia page used to say: Some Salafist suggest that enforcement of sharia under the Hisbah doctrine is the sacred duty of all Muslims, not just rulers. By "Some Salafist", the ...
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Can someone with a speech impediment recite the Qur'an?

Muslims are meant to take the utmost care with the treatment of the Qur'an and in its recitation. The proper recitation of the Quran is the subject of a separate discipline named tajwid which ...
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Are there any books written by female scholars?

Note: Maybe my question is too broad, but I hope for constructive comments to focus it more, but as I'm not aware of any "known" books of female scholars I'll keep it somehow open for the first draft! ...
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Which scholars argue that mentioning Gods name while slaughtering is not obligatory?

As the title says; Which scholars argue that mentioning Gods name while slaughtering is not obligatory? Of course it doesn't have to be a list with all scholars ever holding that opinion, but as many ...
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How to understand an Amulet / Taveez / Talisman containing devil names?

Today I have found an Amulet / Taveez / Talisman that have my name on it and it contains 4 little paper pieces with devil names written on it with some numbers as well in my house. I have dumped it ...
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Is Lamya Kaddor an Islamic scholar?

In my answer to Is it permissible to wear a turban-style hijab with visible earrings?, I referenced an article by German Islam Scholar Lamya Kaddor who makes the claim... Does the Koran really ...
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What does one need besides the approval of fellow scholars, to be called a scholar? [duplicate]

I don't currently intend to become one (I don't really have the time right now). I was wondering this in order to know the kind of background people called scholars have. One can always look their ...
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Is there any school of Islamic scholars which does not think the entire Quran should be literally believed?

I see many Muslims who do not apply all of it, and see no problem with it. For instance, plenty of Muslims have non-Muslim friends, while the Quran advises not to. More obvious examples of this are ...
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Who are the Ahle Hadith? Doess Dr. Zakir Naik belong to that sect?

Who are the Ahle Hadiths and how are their practices different from the Sunni Muslims? I remember that Dr. Zakir Nair mentions in his talks that we should label ourselves as Muslims and not to be ...
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Are Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei authorities in Shia Islam?

Alhamdolellah I've converted to Islam, and Shia Islam because of Imam Hussain (pbuh). To be honest, one of the big reasons that I converted to Shia Islam was Iran's Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah ...