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Can I eat non-halal chicken in a restaurant in the UK?

I am going to Nando's with a group of non-muslim friends. However, as I live in a small town where there aren't a lot of muslims (those who are dofn't mind eating non halal as long as they say '...
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Muslim prohibition on swearing oath of allegiance to secular power

I have read that a Muslim is prohibited from swearing an oath of allegiance to a secular power, e.g., the government of the United States, by specific language in the Quran. On-line references which I ...
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Can a girl who lives with a Christian family become a secret Muslim?

There is a girl who wants to become Muslim, but she is living with a Christian family who eat pork. Can she eat with them if she becomes Muslim in secret? How she become Muslim and pray and wear a ...
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How to pray while being observed and you are hiding your conversion from your family?

I embraced Islam recently thanks to Allah. I was brought up and am living now in a christian society, which is a very bad environment that hinders me from clinching to my new religion. My question ...
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Is hijrah from daar al-kufr ( the land of disbelief ) and to move to muslim country obligatory? And what are muslim countries?

I live and was born in a non-muslim country, i was also born in a religious family, however, my parents and grandparent came here in order to flee and escape war and the dreadful situations of their ...
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Should a girl wear the headscarf before puberty?

Some parents tell their girls (say aged 5 and upwards) to wear the headscarf when out for example in a non Muslim school in a non Muslim country. Is this right in Islam or should it only be enforced ...
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What does Islam say about lying to stay in the UK for a British passport? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding someone lying to stay in the UK for a British passport I know someone who came as a visitor to the UK and rather than going back abroad decided to claim asylum on domestic ...
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As a foreign student whose visa does not allow work, can I deliver food with pork ingredients for work via the DoorDash app?

I am an international Master's student in San Francisco, an expensive city. My visa doesn't allow me to work, at least legally, so I was looking for a job "under the table". I found a job for ...
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My wife filed for civil divorce and we are now divorced; is it also khula?

I thought issues can be resolved but my wife filed for civil divorce in US court and I signed it. Now we are divorced in accordance with US court. She filed for civil divorce so is it Khula? but I ...
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What are limits to have with non-muslims friends?

Salam Alaikom, I am living in a european country, and I have some friends here, they have really good values, nice speacking, culture, and they helped me during a critical part of my life. So my ...
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Can a weak Muslim country at war with a powerful Muslim country seek help from a powerful non-Muslim country?

Suppose two Muslim countries are at war, one weak country and one powerful country, and the weak one expects to be conquered. Question: Can a weak Muslim country at war with a powerful Muslim country ...
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Is it permissible for me to eat food (fish, chicken, beef) cooked by Europeons? [duplicate]

I'm planning to take a trip to Europe and it is very difficult to find halal food over there. Is it permissible for me to eat food (fish, chicken, beef) cooked by Europeons?
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Migration to non-muslim land because of social persecution because of racism

Is it allowed for Muslims to migrate to a non-Muslim land if he is persecuted socially for racial reasons? I read it somewhere that Muslims can migrate to a non-Muslim land if they are persecuted ...
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Does obeying the “law of the land” extend to extraterritorial jurisdiction?

Generally, Muslims are required to obey the "law of the land". Muslims are generally obliged to abide by the laws of the land and the country they live in... -- DarulIftaa.com However, some ...
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How a simple Muslim can contribute towards the act of Dawah (proselytizing)?

How a simple Muslim (not an Islamic Scholar) who is living in a Muslim country can contribute towards the act of Dawah (proselytizing or preaching of Islam)?
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How can a woman get a haircut in a non-Islamic country?

In an Islamic country, such as Iran or Saudi Arabia, I presume a woman getting a haircut would be a matter of going to a women-only hairdresser. If I went to get a haircut in China (where I am now), ...
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Is a marriage which is illegal in the host country still Islamically valid?

News from my home town reports of an Islamic child marriage: A 34-year-old Melbourne man has cried in court while pleading guilty to illegally marrying a 14-year-old bride in an Islamic wedding ...
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What are the needs of Muslim teens in non-Muslim homes? [closed]

I am working with a student exchange program. Some of the students living overseas (I'm in the USA) will most likely be living in non-Muslim homes. What accommodations need to be made for the ...
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Does my wife filing for divorce in the USA count as an Islamic divorce according to the Sunni school of thought?

Me and my wife married in another country in the Islamic way, then married again in a USA court. Now she filed for divorce in a USA court and I also signed paper but court haven't given a decision yet....
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What should I do if Canadian law and Sharia law are incompatible?

Living in Canada, If I find myself in a situation where Sharia law and Canadian law are incompatible, which should I follow? For example, I would like to practice polygyny. I would like 3 more wives,...
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Am I commiting a sin by living in the UK?

In the Qu'ran, it says “Verily, as for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), ...
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What to do when in a Western country a member of the opposite sex tries to shake hands?

If in a Western country a member of the opposite sex stretches his/her hand with the intention of shaking hands (as a greeting), how should a Muslim behave?
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Is it permissible to eat meat in Western restaurants given that it is permissible to eat meat from People of the Book?

I always have eaten halal meat and nothing else. I am now in the USA and some places have no halal places at all so it can be difficult at times to eat meat. I was informed that Allah SWT has given ...
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What is the correct procedure for talaq regarding notifying the mosque, paperwork, and living arrangements?

If a couple (interfaith) have been married both religiously (in Islam and civil courthouse in the west), what is the correct procedure for a Talaq? Saying "I divorce you" x 3 essentially means in ...
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Adhan when it causes a disturbance to local non-muslim majority [duplicate]

Currently, in the UK (and perhaps other places where non-muslims are a majority) there is a debate as to whether Adhan should be recited on a loudspeaker if it could cause aggravation to the local non-...
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Does being forced to sign separation papers count as talaq?

In a western country, such as Canada, if someone is forced to sign separation papers with his first wife for the citizenship claim of his second wife (though neither the man nor the first wife want to ...
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How Muslims should deal with Islamophobia?

How should we as muslims should deal with the people who have these weird and perverted notions about Islam and our prophet muhammad(pbup).Especially those mainstream media literate people whose only ...
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When is it permissible to eat cow, chicken, deer, etc., in non-Muslim countries? [duplicate]

I have been in the army for about few months and it's a non Muslim country, for about the duration I spent here I have been eating only bread, vegetarian meals and sometimes if there were fish or tuna ...
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Does Allah hate the playboys?

In USA it is cool to have sex with girls to use them as sex objects, then throw them away and replace them with some other girl who is younger and prettier. People call them studs, players, ...
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Is it wrong to want to live in a peaceful place with few Muslims?

I'm currently living in Australia as it is generally a great place. Not much religious discrimination, very diverse community, I can freely go to a mosque and pray and such. I also am studying at ...
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Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient for a country to be a target of lesser jihad?

Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient reason for a country to be the target of lesser jihad? For example, as far as I know Cambodia hasn't attacked any Muslim countries, and currently allows ...
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Do we get the same punishment for supporting the murderer?

I basically bought a bottle of Sprite, because of I didn't know what the other options are (e.g. Tastes). Coca Cola supports Israel, as you know. When buying it, I felt like I'm supporting the evil, ...
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Studying in Non-Muslim Environment

Is it allowed to to travel from an islamic country to a non-muslim country where the majority are non-muslims (e.g. UK, USA) for the sake of studying? (From Sunni's point of view)
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Is it permissible to eat chicken and beef in a non-Muslim country?

I have a relative who remain in a non-Muslim country where only a few Muslims exist. He is afraid of eating chicken and beef as he does not know who and how the animal slaughtered. What does Islam ...
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Why Muslims can't live in peace with the rest of the world? [closed]

I don't want to look hateful, but I don't think Muslims should be tolerated in any modern and civilized society, they want to kill gays and force people to live like they live and this is something ...
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Is any passage in the Qur'an incompatible with US law? [closed]

My friend is saying that Islam is not compatible with Western society, but every single example he gives me is not true! For example, in US law it is perfectly fine for me to avoid pork. In terms of ...
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Can a temple be built in place of a Masjid?

As Salaam Alikum, In a case in India year 1992, some Hindus claim that a Masjid (mosque) Babri, was built over the birth place of their lord Ram. So they demolished the Masjid, which gave rise to ...
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How to positively and politely avoid eye contact with the opposite sex in non-Muslim societies?

I live in Jordan (Arabic and Muslim country) and I'm traveling to USA. There's one issue to me that people there expects eye contact during conversation, which is something I don't do - as part of ...
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Do all Muslims living in Australia follow sharia law?

Do all Muslims living in Australia follow Sharia law? In the following interview (disclaimer: may be offensive), I'm not focusing on the statements by politician Jacqui Lambie, but the statements ...
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What is the correct thing to do about apostasy in countries where Sharia is not the official legal system?

Many muslims live in secular law countries where there are other religions and sometimes members of the islamic community convert to other religion. Since Sharia could not be enforced in those ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

My parent's neighbors are Muslim. We are not. The neighbors' daughter in law just gave birth to their first grandchild, a little girl who is named Fatima. In the US, one gives a gift for a new baby. ...
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Is it appropriate to say “Grüß Gott” (God greets you) to Muslims?

In Upper Germany, people greet each other by saying "Grüß Gott". It has the same function as English "good morning". This greeting means "God greets you", however, nowadays it has mostly non-...
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Are there different duties when living in a non-Islamic country?

If I'm not living in an Islamic country, do I have different duties and efforts to realize than in an Islamic country?
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Can a Muslim woman leave her burqa in the West?

It has been noted that Muslim women who wear garments that cover from head to toe may suffer from Vitamin D deficiency and obesity. Now, suppose a Muslim girl and her family moves to a Western country....
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Can a Muslim Restaurateur‎ keep his restaurant open during the daytime in Ramadhan?

I live in a non-Muslim country and I see that even during Ramadhan some Muslim restaurateur‎s keep their restaurants open for non-Muslims during the fasting hours. Is this allowed? In line with the ...
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Propaganda, predisposition and belief

Related to this question. Now look at a slightly different case. Take the example of my grandma in China. She was from the era where people wholehearted support the communist regime. Throughout ...
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Is attaching oneself to Nationalism of a non Islamic country a big sin? [duplicate]

I came across these hadiths which perplexed me: It is narrated that, Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He is Not one of us who calls for asabiyyah, (tribalism/nationalism) or ...
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Using the name of Allah or God in public in non-Muslim countries?

It is very recommended in Islam to start everything with the name of Allah. So starting the letters, books or presentations with name of Allah is very common. But it has been a question for me that is ...
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Is it ok to add a typical secular western (non-christian) first name to my name to reduce discrimination?

I have a very common Muslim name like Muhammad Öztürk. I live in Western Europe. I think about adding a secular (non-Christian) second given name like Louis/Loic (French version) or Ludwig (German ...