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What is the correct way to become Muslim?

I want to leave my religion and embrace Islam. I believe that there are no deities, no gods/goddesses, except the Supreme Being. I believe that God sent many prophets as His messengers for the ...
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How do I do namaz if I am a student? [duplicate]

How I do salat/namaz being a student? My school time begins at 9am and ends at 3:30pm, hence is it obligatory for me to do namaz? I am 17 yrs old and in 10th class. Please help!
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Is it compulsory to recite short duas in Arabic?

I wanted to know if the short duas, like while travelling, while getting on a vehicle, while entering/exiting toilets, making decision for wudu/salat, etc are compulsory to be said in Arabic or could ...
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How often should we eat meat?

I was watching this short clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RY-c65As_c and in particular Sh Hamza Yusuf says Muslims are eating meat far too much. What is the evidence from the Book and Sunnah?
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Is there an agreement on the Prophet's birth date?

Is there a disagreement on the popular date of 12 Rabi' Al-Awwal among scholars or among pro-Mawlid Muslims? Are the Fatimids the origin of the date of 12 Rabi' Al-Awwal?
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Does the Qur'an promote violence?

If Islam is a religion of peace, then why violence verses are there in the Quran? How can Muslims justify this?
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If a company is owned by both Muslims and non-Muslims, how can one pay zakat on the “company's savings”?

Nowadays, it is common place to have partnerships in a company owned by both Muslims and non-Muslims. How is the Muslim partner liable for zakat if the company funding is not in his direct funding but ...
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Is Salaat an-Nabi (Darood) acceptable before Adhaan?

Some Muslims do this practice of reciting the Salaat an-Nabi or "Darood Sharif" as it is called in the Indian subcontinent. Is this halaal according to the Book of Allah (the Qur'an) and the Sunnah ...
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Isn't dyeing your hair except with black flawed?

We are allowed to dye the grey/white beard / head hairs except with black as this is deceiving making you look younger than you are. However if your natural hair colour is not black but brown, then ...
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A sect call Muslims outsiders “Wahhabi”. Allowed?

An Indo-Pak Sufi sect call Muslims outside their group Wahhabis because of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab as he called many of their practices innovations with no basis on Qur'an and Sunnah. Any Muslim ...
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What is this mean?

Please tell the meaning of the same.what could be the harm it can cause? Do i need to worry?
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How does a Muslim complete his urination?

I heard that Istibra where one coughs or gets up and walks a little or squeezes the head of the penis to ensure all drops of urine have exited the body is an innovation. Instead he should simply wait ...
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How can we tell non Muslim male guests to be wary of urine drops? [closed]

In Islam, men should sit down to pass water (urinate) as this avoids urine sprinkles / droplets going on the clothes, body, seat and floor. We aren't accustomed to cleaning up urine except for small ...
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Is taking shoes off on home entry a Sunnah?

We take shoes off for the mosque but many also do so for their home to keep it clean. Is this a Sunnah however?
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How should one remember Allah while programming? [closed]

I'm fairly new in islamic study. I just read that we, muslim, should focus on our imaan and taqwa before anything else including science and technology and should be able to relate the study to the ...
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Why are muslims circumcised when Allah created him in that way?

Allah knows the best. He created human beings as the best creation. Question: If He wanted human to be circumcised then why didn't He make the human circumcised automatically in birth? Aren't we ...
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Is the practice of “marrying the Qur'an” allowed?

In F. Viqar and F. Saeed, Women's bodies, men's decisions: Women's control over sexual and reproductive health in Pakistan, Sexualities, Culture and Society in Muslim Contexts, 2014, Dossier 32-33 (...
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Earning from news website is halal or haram? [duplicate]

I am a blogger and earning from Google adsense. I am going to start a news blog, but before starting I want to know whether sharing news like political news, sports news, weather news, hacking news, ...
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How many Muslims believe in a literal truth of the Qur'an, including the unscientific aspects?

What I call "unscientific Quran" is the elements of the Quran which claims truths about the physical world we live in which are not scientifically likely. It includes the creation myth, the great ...
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Is it Sunnah to light up agarbatti (perfumed incense sticks) after someone dies?

In South India, Muslims light up agarbathi after someone dies. Is it a Islamic practice?
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How should one react to being wronged by someone that is heedless and takes advantage of Allah's mercy?

Salam, I have a personal question. I was severely wronged by someone. He's also Muslim, all is okay now and I believe he's asked for forgiveness. How does this go about in terms of being recompensed?...
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Is Islam or Muslims anti-Semitic?

Recently watched Schindler's list(1993), and I've been scarred for life.How did the world let this happen? How did Muslims let this happen? Aren't we Muslims supposed to be a blessing to this world? I ...
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Can Wudhu Substitute Ghusl?

I'm asking this question for a friend. My friend wanted to pray Namaz but before that he had preformed an impure act. He didn't know at the time but he just preformed the obligatory Wudhu and went on ...
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Why do Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after daily prayers?

Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after each daily prayer (salat). What do these words mean and what is the reason for saying them? Also, why exactly 33 times ?
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Did Prophet Muhammad really believe what he said is the word of God?

I want to make a disclaimer first. I am not a follower of Islam or any other religion for that matter. I like to maintain a neutral perspective. I've been reading this book No God but God by Reza ...
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Doubt about the Prophethood of Mohammad because of his marriages

I have doubts about Mohammad being a messenger from Allah. I am troubled by him having 13 wives and his marriage to Aisha at the young age of 9. Can someone explain these to me and help resolve my ...
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Are there Islamic writings similar to a Christian catechism?

For major Christian faiths, catechisms maintained by religious authorities are relatively concise summaries of their doctrine. (One example, from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, can be found here....
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Muhammad Infront of name confusion

It is said that it is regarded as a best practice to name child Muhammad (name), but in western countries where first name is on your passport e.g Muhammad Ajmal Khan, whereas Ajmal is real first name ...
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Is it mandatory to eat beef (Cow meat) in Islam?

There's political unrest in India, Hindus opposing beef (Cow meat) and Cow Slaughter and some Muslims rejecting it. Some Muslims supported beef ban for peace but Some Muslims are stubborn to not ban ...
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The Reality Of Tie [duplicate]

We wear necktie with our suits normally when we go to office or school. Does tie resmeble in any form to 'Cross of Christianity'? If so then should we wear it or not? Many 'Fatwas' are in favour and ...
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Is it permissible to split a 4-rakat farz salat into two 2-rakat farz salat?

Can we break longer rakat (farz or sunnat) into shorter ones i.e instead of performing 4 farz rakat of zuhar altogether, can I break them down into two parts of 2 farz rakat? Note that I am not ...
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Listening or read Quran while naked

Is listening to Quran while naked allowed? Is reading Quran while naked allowed? Naked in this case, means, at least there is underwear on. Please cite authentic reference with answer.
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Questioning and thinking about Allah SWT

I keep thinking about how and where Allah SWT & our Prophets (peace be upon them) would be living in this universe? I keep imagining different things about what they might be doing, how we are ...
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Is my ablution still valid?

I recently shifted to European country and for my surprise there are no bidet or Muslim showers, so I was told that people use toilet paper. Given that, does one ablution break or does one have to do ...
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What does Islam say about changing one's citizenship to protect our family's faith?

I want my future family to have a good Islamic environment. From the Islam perspective, is it allowed for me to change citizenship or would it be better for me to make my home country better? ...
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What should Muslim do when they forgot to offer shalat?

I went to Mountain for vacation and forget to offer shalat when i was home. Because I realy tired I went to bed earlier and forgot to offer magrib and Isya. and then the day after I remembered that I ...
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Do I need to learn Arabic to become a practicing Muslim?

I am an American who recently converted. But I only know English and I have a Qur'an that is English only. I have memorized most of the everyday sayings in Arabic. But I was wondering if I have to ...
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Intolerance in muslims

If you read the question carefully I ask Intolerance in "Muslims" and not Islam. Islam is one of the most tolerant religions of all, but one thing that's oxymoron is intolerance in Muslim fanatics. I ...
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Is a contagious Muslim exempt from Haj?

It seems that Saudi Arabia is denying men from Ebola-infected areas entry: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/guinea-west-africa-ebola-havoc-worst-hit-death-toll-dis-2014817221533942276....
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Why saying “jummah mubarakah” or “eid mubarak” is considered a bidah (innovation)?

It came to a shock on me that saying have a blessed jummah (Friday) is an innovation in Islam because it has never been said by the sahabis nor by our beloved prophet (saw).
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Is it right or wrong - “Assalamualaikum”?

Some days ago, I came to know that "Inshallah" is wrong and the correct one is "In shaa Allah". Similarly, Are these right or wrong? Assalamualaikum. Jazak Allahu Khairun. Alhamdulillah. Subhan ...
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Many typing forms for some Islamic terminologies

I am bit confused about this. I've seen some people type some Islamic terminologies in English using different forms. For example: Salams or AA (shorten form of Assalamu Alaikum) insha allah, in sha ...
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Sex Education for Muslims children? Who's responsibility is it?

This is a sensitive topic and I am sure many of us (including me) were never educated about sex, puberty, adolescence etc. In fact in Muslim society, anything slighly related to the opposite gender (...
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Making a (worldly) task obstacle for salat

I understand that salat is an important or perhaps the most important pillar of Islam. Whenever we have to choose between performing salat and an worldly task, definitely we must choose salat. I ...
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What does Islam say when the husband barely provides for the expenditure and expects the wife to take the financial burden?

I earn more than my husband. My husband's family is needy too. He send half of his earning to his family. But I am the person responsible for house, bills, food etc important for life. He pays ...
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Can a Muslim be actor?

If a Muslim can be actor, is there anything about acting that a Muslim must avoid to do? Can males and females act in the same stage together? In what situations they're allowed and in what ...
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Can a muslim practice yoga?

Considering the origins and the foundations of the yoga, can a muslim practice yoga as body activity instead as a set of tenets and beliefs?
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Is it necessary to take-off the shoes while entering any religious place?

Is it necessary to take-off the shoes while entering any religious (Islamic) site/place e.g. a mosque? If so, why? I don't find the argument saying that is because it's unclean, technically correct. ...
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Are syncretic adaptations of folk practices forbidden?

I come from the Balkans and I have been curious about a certain folk practice among the Muslims of that region: it could be translated as "rinsing of fears". It is usually performed on young ...
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What kind of istinja is permissible in Islam?

I want to know what kind of istinja (paper/water/other??) is allowed in Islam in the following 2 situations: Situation 1: When someone is healthy/not sick. Situation 2: When someone is sick. Please ...