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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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What are characteristics or qualifications of a righteous scholar of religion in Islam?

Inspired by this question, which was closed down due to being judgemental about groups of people, I decided to ask it in a general voice. What are the characteristics and qualifications of religious ...
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Scholars nowadays seem to have a reservoir of knowledge and brain on islamic sciences. Why then are the first 3 generations the most knowledgeable?

The scholars of Islam now days study Islam 16 hours a day. They read so many books that they seem to have a reservoir of brain. They read so many tafsirs, fiqh, akide and study in details even a ...
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Most hadith scholars had deep knowledge in hadith, why they quoted da'if narrations in their compilations then?

Most hadith scholars such as imam Ahmad, abu Dawod, an-Nasa-i (who has been said to reach the level of al-Bukhari and having even reached a higher level than Muslim -see the later quot from a-Dhahabi'...
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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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Is it permissable for a scholar to recieve govermental salary?

The Holy Quran in different verses says that the Prophet(PBUH) did not ask any wage for Islam. For example: لِكَ الَّذِي يُبَشِّرُ اللَّـهُ عِبَادَهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ ۗ ...
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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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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 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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Are abrogated verses in the Lawh-al-Mahfuz (Stone Tablets)?

The Quran is preserved in the stone tablets near Allah: Rather it is a glorious Qurʾān, in a preserved tablet.(85:21-22) Abrogation is considered a way in which Allah changes or replaces some of ...
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Is there any english translation of Al Tarikh Al Kabir available?

I need to know exactly what is the content of this Bukhari's extensive work. Thought have searched the whole internet and couldn't find one. Just curious why this precious book, authored by best ...
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Who is Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf?

Darussalam publishes a copy of Riyad-us-Saliheen which, in addition to the actual ahadith compiled by Al-Nawawi, includes commentary by one Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf. The introduction to the collection ...
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Can Shi'a tafseer books be categorized in similar categories as those of Sunni scholars?

Mainly Sunni's make a distinction between two main categories of tafseer works: tafsir bi-al-ma'thur (Arabic: التفسير بالمأثور‎, literally 'received tafsir', also known as tafsir bi-al-riwaya Arabic: ...
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Is there any biography saying that al-Hafidh al-Mundhiri was an offspring of the sahabi Khalid ibn al-Walid?

In the biography of a scholar of the last century I found mentioned that he was an offspring of al-Hafidh al-Mundhiri المنذري the author of the famous hadith collections (on recommendations and ...
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What is Sahih al-Jami`?

A relative mailed me this du'a after my mother passed away last week. Whoever is stricken with sadness, grief, sickness or hardship and says: "Allahu Rabbi, la sharika lah" (Allah is my Lord, ...
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Islamic academics/experts on the Bible especially in original languages?

I'm looking for Muslims that produce scholarly literature (publications in peer-reviewed journals) on topics of Christianity and the Bible. I'm not really looking for a list of Muslim apologists, ...
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References for Systematic Theology in Islam?

I am looking for a "systematic theology" for Islam ideally in English but Arabic would also do. This is different than the tafsir or anything like that. In this case, a systematic theology is an ...
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Four untrustworthy hadith narrators of hadith said by al Nasa'i?

assalaam alaykum I came across this statement by al Nasa'i where he mentions 4 people known to fabricate ahadeeths. Is he referring to Ibn Sa'd al-Baghdadi and number 4? (Muhammad bin Sa'id Syria?? ...
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What is the Shia justification for khums?

I would like to know about the justifications for khums as understood by Shi'a scholars. Their definition doesn't seem to appear in Quran, so I am wondering where it comes from. In particular, do we ...
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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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Order for Muslim of non-Islamic state… if he has joined the army of that nation [duplicate]

if a Muslim brother belongs to non Islamic nation ....& he has joined armed forces of that non islamic nation.....what did islam preach for him if he is fighting against Muslim nation... 1) to ...
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Answer the call of prayer(Adan(azan)) for female

When I sit with my papa at the time of azan I noticed he read some kalma after every line of azan . I know its blessing for Muslims. Another thing islam not permit women's to recite azan is Islam gave ...
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Ibn 'Ata' Allah was a maliki, but what was his contribution apart of Sufi-related works?

When we read the biography of ibn 'Ata' Allah (also referred to as ibn 'Ata' al-Iskandari -from Alexandria-) ابن عطاء الله السكندري. We usually read that he was following the maliki school of ...
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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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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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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 can be considered as an Alim/Alima?

How much knowledge does one need before they can gain the title of being an Alim or Alima? Or do they just need to be interested in Islam and study the deen?
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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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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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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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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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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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Would wiping the neck in wudu' be considered makrooh or bid'ah?

All the Ahadith saying to wipe the neck in Wudu are either Da'if (Weak) or Maudoo' (Fabricated). So, would wiping the backside of the neck in Wudu' be considered Makrooh as all the Madhahib say ...
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Why were the Sunni Imams of fiqh made imams and nobody else?

How come the Sunni Imams of fiqh were made imam and nobody else? And similarly who decided credibility of muhadetheen.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ibn Taymiyyah and Apostasy Law

I've often heard it said that in Ibn Taymiyyah's opinion, apostasy (without involving seditious acts) is a crime for which there is no earthly punishment. I haven't seen a reference for this though. ...
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Who was Ali-Ibn-Mahziar al-Ahvazi (al-Ahwazi)?

َAs far as I know, there is the shrine (tomb) of a person whose name is considered as Ali-ibn-Mahziar-al-Ahvazi (علی بن مهزیار الاهوازی) in Ahvaz (Ahwaz) (the capital of Khuzestan province (Iran)). ...
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Who is Abu Musab Wajdi Akkari?

There are several lectures of Abu Musab Wajdi Akkari on multiple topics which are appealing but I still don't know whether he is a qualified scholar. He criticizes a lot of scholars and sects like ...
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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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Is it always right to take scholars' opinion at face value? How Islamic is that?

There's an intellectually faulty attitude that I occasionally encounter with some Muslims. It's beyond evident, that whatever opinion or claim of truth we encounter, should be in some way or the ...