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Under Islamic rule, which legal matters can kuffar regulate within their own community?

As far as I understand it, in an Islamic state, sharia generally applies to kuffar as well, but some legal matters are left to the kuffar to regulate within their community (I think marital and ...
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Is “imitating disbelievers” interpreted holistically?

I'll start with an example. Suppose a person: is obviously a Muslim, in their dress, behavior, etc., and no Christian would ever think "they must be a Christian", and participates in a Christian ...
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If a 15- to 16-year old became knowledgeable of Islam but refused to enter, if they die will they enter Heaven?

Suppose a kafir child at age of 15 or 16 heard and studied Islam, but did not enter and they were a stubborn disbeliever. Will they be punished if they die at age of 17? Will they enter Heaven?
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Legal basis for kuffar women needing a wali?

In this answer, it is stated with some references that the madhahib of sunni Islam agree that every woman, whether a Muslim or a kafir, needs a wali to get married under Islamic rule - I suppose this ...
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Do Non-Muslim women need a wali to get married?

In this answer it is claimed that Non-Muslim women need a Muslim wali to get married under sharia rule: the wali(guardian) of the Christian woman is a Muslim In a comment to it, it is claimed that ...
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Are Islam Q&A fatwas stating “kuffaar should be compelled to enter Islam” and sincerity being a condition of faith contradictory?

At one place Islam Q&A (2002) mentions Islam can be forced upon pagans: The scholars explained that ... they are not to be forced, rather they are to be given the choice between becoming Muslim ...
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To what extent does the ruling of imitating the kuffaar apply to? [duplicate]

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever imitates a people is one of them.’” (Narrated by Abu Dawood, al-Libaas, 3512. ...
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If non-believers who haven't heard the message of Islam can go to heaven, why spread Islam?

If non-believers who haven't heard the message of Islam can go to heaven, why spread Islam? I've always thought they would be judged on other criteria. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Surely, we're just ...
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Why are Muslims not allowed to make friends with Jews and Christians but you are allowed to marry them?

In the Qu'ran it says that making friends with Jews and Christians are haram: “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but ...
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Is it permissible to say that specific individuals are among the dwellers of hell?

Is it permissible to say that a specific non-Muslim individual is in hell fire? Or say a specific individual Muslim is in jannah? And is it possible for there to exist different views between Allah'...
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Are Muslims allowed to pray for Kafirs? [duplicate]

I'm curious about Islam, this is one question that's is not clear for me, based on what I read.
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Can I follow Islam and still be close friends to unbelievers? [duplicate]

Can I follow Islam and still be close friends to unbelievers? O ye who believe! Take not for friends unbelievers rather than believers: Do ye wish to offer Allah an open proof against yourselves? (...
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What is the antonym for the word 'kafir' in Urdu? [closed]

I want to know the appropriate word for antonym/opposite for 'Kafir'
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Are all non-Jewish/Christian/Muslim people kafirs?

Is everyone who is not either Jewish or Christian (dhimmis) or Muslim kafirs? I assumed that was the case, but Wikipedia says The term refers to a person who rejects or disbelieves in the god of ...
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When was the first word “Kafir” / “Kuffar” reveal in the quran? and which surah?

I'm currently curious about the word Kafir in the Quran, I read from http://quran.com/19/37. And then I’m starting to think, which was the first ayah reveal in the Quran talking about "Kafir"? ...
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Why is there a great punishment for me if Allah has sealed my senses?

If I am a non-believer or apostate from Islam, I suppose this sura applies to me: 2-7: Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil. And for ...
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Who is considered as infidel (kafir) from the viewpoint of noble Qur'an?

The word Kafir (infidel) is used many times in noble Qur'an. [Ref] such as: يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّـهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّـهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ...
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How to respond to those who say; Allah guides whom He wills and that's why I am not a believer?

During a conversation between me and my friend (he is not a believer) He said: That's why I am not a believer because Allah didn't guide me to the right way. I said, How do you know that? He ...
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Who are the “unbelievers” in the Quran whom Muslims are not meant to take as friends?

There are some verses in Quran about relationship with unbelievers: لَّا يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۖ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ ...
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Are these words Isthlal and Kufr

*when someone for example say these kind of phrases does it mean that he thinks that what he is doing Halal ,and does he become a kafr just for saying it * when someone is drinking and say " I should ...
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Is this thing sort of mocking religion?

One of my little cousins say Heaven when she wants to say that this person is good , and she says Hell when he is bad. If one heard this and laughed at her, did he mock religion in this case ?
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I read something that could be Kufr, what should I do to be forgiven?

I read poems in Arabic that might have some Kufr, but I didn't agree with it or like it, and I stopped and made a tuba. Is a person who reads such things without agreeing with it kafr or not?
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Celebrating religious festivals of non-Muslims allowed in Islam?

Is it acceptable for Muslims to mark festivals of other religions (particularly, given the time of year, Christmas)? Does our acceptance of these 'holy days' give legitimacy to beliefs which, as ...