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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 ...
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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 demand ...
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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 ...
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Difference between Mullah and Ullama [closed]

Aslamu alikom Warahmatullah! I have some doubts about the meaning of Mullah and Ullama. Is there any difference between them? Because in some countries like Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan the word ...
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Which scholars deny possession of humans by jinn?

Which scholars deny possession of humans by jinn? I guess ibn hazm was one of them. Tareq Al-Suwaidan is also one of those who are against possesision by jinn. Which more (old and nowday) scholars ...
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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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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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What is the “Christian non-denominational” equivalent in Islam?

Christianity has many thoughts about religion, and they are codified as Catholicism (Catholic) or many Protestant faiths; (Baptist, Methodist, Lutheranism, Reform, Pentecostalism, etc...) A non ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted ...
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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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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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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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Who is eligible to be called as scholar in islam?

Most muslims have confusion that what is the criteria that a person is to be called as scholar of islam? does he have to go thought some sort of dgerees, courses, specific number of years of study, ...
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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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Did Imaam Bukhari record incidents (which he witnessed) in addition to narrations?

I was just curious to list down the narrators of Ahadith. While scraping through some hadith sites (programmatically), I found the following hadith which had no narrator. Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 9,...
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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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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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