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This tag is for questions about Islamic guidelines for relations with people who are not Muslims. (disbelievers, people who generally have an other faith)

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What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer?

I've heard different opinions about this issue, what’s the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer? What if the man claims he'd convert to Islam to be able to marry the Muslim woman? ...
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Can a Muslim man marry a non-Muslim (and non-Ahl-al-Kitab) woman?

I know from other questions on this site that Muslim men can marry Jewish or Christian women, that Muslim women can't marry non-Muslims, and why there's a difference in marriage law for Muslim men and ...
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How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled?

Does the quran or hadith give any guidance on how to handle the case if a Non-Muslim insults the Prophet (Peace be upon him)?
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Do non-Muslims have a chance to go to Paradise?

Should people die as Muslims to get the chance to go to Paradise? If they don't die as Muslims, will they get punished in hell forever?
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Why are Muslim women prohibited from marrying non-Muslims while Muslim men are allowed to?

Muslim women are not allowed under any circumstances to get married to a non-Muslims including Christians and Jews (Ahlul Kitab). While Muslim men are allowed to marry non-Muslim women if they were ...
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Are muslims supposed to kill all non-believers?

I have heard that Muslims are supposed to slay non-believers because they are not Muslim. Is this true? Is this in the Quran? If it is, where is it stated like this? If not, what are the Quranic ...
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Can we marry non-chaste women of the book al kitaab?

I understand Allah has made it permissible for Muslim men to marry women of the book (al kitaab) who is chaste. Mashallah. What if the woman is not chaste? Is it possible for her to become chaste? ...
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Do people who never convert to islam still go to hell even if they believe in God?

Will God punish people for not being Muslim? If they ask for forgiveness, repent, and never repeat the same sins will they still be sent to hell for not being Islamic? Or if they refrain from drinking ...
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What to do after converting to Islam while happily married to a non-Muslim husband?

I am a recent revert to Islam. I was married before I reverted, to a man that is not a Muslim, although he believes in monotheism. What is the Islamic ruling on this? I do not think Allah would let ...
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Is it haraam to have non-Muslim friends? [closed]

I have heard conflicting information on what place a Non-Muslim holds in a Muslim's life. Are they brothers/sisters, or are they infidels to be avoided? Is a Muslim allowed to be friends or maintain ...
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Are non-muslims allowed to visit Mecca? [closed]

I've heard that Mecca was closed/forbidden to non-Muslims... I've also heard that the first is a myth, and that non-Muslims (mostly thinking of foreign tourists) may very well enter Mecca -- but that ...
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Is a Muslim man allowed to shake hand with a non-Muslim woman or vice versa?

There are many cases, specially for the Muslims living in non-Muslim countries, that a non-Muslim woman draws her hand towards a Muslim man to greet him with shaking hands, or a non-Muslim man tries ...
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Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with “As-Salāmu Alaykum”?

Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with "As-Salāmu Alaykum" (Peace be upon you) or respond with "wa alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh" (may peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you)...
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What happens to people who have never heard of Islam?

What happens to people who have never heard of Islam? Is a man sent to hell because he is not a believer of Islam? Imagine this man is a good man on Earth and did some good things. Imagine this man ...
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How is Mutah different from prostitution (from a non-Muslim point of view)?

How is Mutah (temporary marriage) different from prostitution? This was a question asked by an atheist friend of mine and I couldn't answer him satisfactorily. Edit: The question is not about that ...
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Are all of the laws in the Quran/Haddith/Islam relevant to modern (western) society?

I have been reading a book about Muhammad (pbuh) and have learnt, I am sure only a little, about Islam and the culture and times back then. It seems to an unlearned man like myself that the laws were ...
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Is praying for non-Muslims permissible in Islam?

Can a Muslim pray for a non Muslim? As far as I know when a Muslim sneezes if someone tells him "Yarhamkom Allah" he can reply by saying "Yahdekom Allah wa yosleh balakom" to him. Are some prayers ...
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Can a Muslim boy get married to a Christian catholic girl? [duplicate]

I am a Muslim boy of the age 19. I have searched for this answer on many sites, but have found nil. I am writing in hope that someone would guide me on this issue. Can a Muslim boy marry a Christian ...
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What is Sharia Law?

What is Sharia Law? I am a Muslim myself, and I have never heard of the Sharia Law until a few people on Twitter (who were against Islam) pointed it out to me saying that it was "Islamic Law". They ...
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Is the joining of a non-Muslim in a jama'a salat allowed?

If a non-Muslim wanted to join a Muslim in his prayer, would it be allowed ? And would it be counted as Salat Jama'a for the Muslim ?
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Is it permissible to make dua for non-Muslims?

Is it permissible to make dua for non-Muslims? If so, then please suggest one for me, because I am to give out a dua for them in front of the whole school to pass their exams.
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To Participate in non-Muslims religious activities like halloween, Christmas

All Praise to Allah Swt and blessings on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions What should parents do when their kids go to Public Schools in those countries where schools are ...
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Can Muslim men marry Jewish or Christian women? [duplicate]

I read somewhere (I don't remember) that Muslims can marry Jews and Christians as they are Ahl-al-Kitab (People of Scripture). Please let me know that if it is true for men as per Quran or Hadith. ...
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Why is Islam often perceived as sexist, aggressive and leaning towards genuine threats and violence?

I don't know if this question is too imprecise to be answerable; if people think so, let me know and I'll delete it... From the outside, Islam has quite a... reputation. Firstly, I should note that I ...
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Can non-Muslims enter a Mosque or prayer room?

Are non-Muslims allowed to enter a prayer room and pray? I am asking this because I have seen non-Muslims come into a Muslim prayer room before.
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How do non-Muslims participate in Salaat?

As a Jew, I am allowed by Jewish law to pray in a [Sunni] masjid since it is a place which is completely free of idolatry and Islam maintains the pure monotheism and oneness of Allah. However, from ...
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Can Muslims fight in non-Muslim wars?

Can a Muslim fight in a non Muslim war, like the Afghanistan war or something? I do not know if this is permissible or not.
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What is a 'non-believer' or 'pagan'?

Under what conditions is someone considered a 'non-believer' or 'pagan' in Islam? Does believing in one God constitute 'belief', and is a Christian or Jew (or followers of monotheistic non-Abrahamic ...
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Can we give Zakat to non-muslims?

One of my colleagues asked me in Ramadhan. Is there allow to give zakat to non-muslim if he is needy one as other Muslims. Is there clear mentioned in Quran who can get zakat?
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Salam to non-Muslims

Assalam-O-Alaikum! Friends I want to ask a question a part of which has already been asked before. Is my saying "salam" to non-Muslims sin? And the part which is asked before is How to return salam to ...
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What is the ruling on shaking-hands with a non-Muslim non-mahram? [duplicate]

As far as I can remember, it is haram for men to shake hands with women who are Muslim. But I'd like to know if it is haram for Muslim men to shake hands with non-Muslim women as well?
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Why we shouldn't take non Muslims as a friend?

"Bismillah" Somewhere in Quran I found it is written that we shouldn't take non-Muslims as a friend, if we do so then we will become one of them. What is the explanation of it? The thing is we used ...
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As per Qur'an 3:28, to what extent can Muslims receive help from non-Muslims?

I was wondering about the verse from the Qur'an (http://quran.com/3/28): "Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah, ...
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Forcing hijab on non Muslims

In some Muslim countries, including mine, we force foreign women to wear hijab, and we say "it's the rule." Now when a Muslim woman in a non Islamic country wants to wear hijab and the government ...
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Can Non-Muslim read Qur'an without wudu?

A friend told me that non-believers are prohibited from touching the Qur'an. I'm only 15 and my family is originally a Hindu, but I don't think my parents will mind me reading the Qur'an. Also I am ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to touch an English translation of the Quran?

I have purchased "The Qur'an: A New Translation" by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (it's an English translation). My question is, am I allowed to touch it and read it?
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As an atheist, what awaits me after death?

I'm putting together a Pascal's wager piece of sorts, and wanted to see what modern religions think atheists deserve. So if Islam pans out to be the one true religion, what'll happen to me (an atheist)...
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What is an academic understanding of Islam from a non-Muslims point of view?

I am not sure if this is question is off topic, but surely it is related to Islam or the understanding of Islam. The question is, What would be an academic understanding of Islam, from a non-Muslims ...
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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 ...
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Does every non-Muslim need to accept Islam or die?

Is it correct that as per their holy book every human being on earth is "Kafir" (a person who rejected Islam) and need to accept Islam or die (not worth living). Many counties in past and future ...
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Does halal meat become haram when prepared by a non-Muslim?

I was reading The Issue of Halal Meat, which is linked to in an answer to this question. Towards the end, it claims The law concerning meat is so strict that even if the meat leaves the sight of ...
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If a person does good deeds throughout his life but never believed in God, will he go to hell?

If a person is good person throughout his life, But does not believe in God, in other words a Non-Muslim. Will he/she go to hell? I think of this question when about reading Alexander Fleming, that ...
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What will happen after the Judgement Day?

I am having this doubt which is bothering me a lot. What will happen after the Judgment Day? I know people will be given heaven or hell based on their action on earth. But what happens next?
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Can a Muslim man marry a non Muslim woman in her country as per her local laws and customs?

I would like to ask if a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman in her country, is it valid? Is it possible to have equal wedding ceremony, like if the woman is a Christian can a Muslim man marry the ...
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Is there a hadeeth about not promoting Muslim men marrying non-Muslim women?

According to this Question - Why are Muslim women prohibited from marrying non-Muslims while Muslim men are allowed to? muslim men can marry non muslim women. But I had read a hadeeth which said that ...
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What is the ruling on non-Muslims having Temples, Churches and Synagogues in Muslim lands?

Are non Muslims allowed to build, repair or worship places such has Churches, Temples & Synagogues in Muslim occupied lands if they are living under Muslims as dhimmis or have a peace treaty with ...
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If I unwittingly buy a meal with ham in it, it is acceptable to give it to a non-Muslim friend?

Sometimes I buy a meal thinking it doesn't contain ham, but it turns out it does (e.g. fried rice). In these cases, I've switched meals with a non-Muslim friend who doesn't mind eating pork. ...
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I am a Strong Believer of Allah SWT. But Why a Non-Believer of Allah SWT gets his things

This question still breaking my head. I am suffering from financial issues. I am seeking help from Allah SWT past 3 years through Salah, Dua and Dikhr. I had asked few friends, but still my debts are ...
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If a non-Muslim is a great person, He fulfills everyone rights so still will he go to hell after dying as he is a non-Muslim?

If a non-Muslim is a great person, he fulfills everyone rights and do a lot of good deeds than Muslims and never break anyone heart so still will he go to hell after dying as he is a non-Muslim. what ...
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Can I celebrate Halloween by dressing up at school the theme is harry potter?

I would like to know, because I've done it in the past.