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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 ...
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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 ...