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What will Allah do to Buddhists who have achieved Nirvana?

Buddhism has two meanings, as a religion and as a philosophy. Most Buddhists are followers of the religion, not the philosophy. This question is about the philosophy. Nirvana is not the Buddhist ...
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how does islam view other religions? [closed]

We believe that respect for freedom of religion and conscience is a basic Islamic principle, and we believe that diversity, including religious diversity, is part of God’s divine plan. Moreover, we ...
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Is it possible for food to be both jhatka and halal?

Wikipedia says: In the Shechita and Halal method, the animal is slaughtered by one swift, uninterrupted cut severing the trachea, esophagus, carotid arteries, jugular veins, and vagus nerves, ...
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Do someone need to explicitly tell about their conversion to islam?

Assalamu alaikum, I'am new to this community. Sorry for this personal question. I fell love with non muslim woman. After I convincing her and told about Islam and it's beautiful she ready to convert ...
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Do modern-day Jews, Sabians and Christians have “nothing to fear or to regret” (Qur'an 5:69)?

Below are two translations of Qur'an 5:69 from IslamAwakened: Indeed, those who have believed [in Prophet Muhammad] and those [before Him] who were Jews or Sabeans or Christians - those [among them]...
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Does Islam mention Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma in its scripture?

Is there any mention of the religion Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma (earlier name of Hinduism) in any of the Islamic scriptures?
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Is Krishna a prophet of Allah?

Certain websites claim that in a Hadith it is mentioned the following: Prophet Muhammad declared, "There was a prophet of God in India who is dark in color and his name was Kahan." (History of ...
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Is it possible that Hinduism was founded by a Prophet of Allah but has been changed into polytheism?

According to Dr Zakir Naik, Allah is mentioned in Hindu scriptures: "Allah" in Rigveda Book 2 Hymn I verse II Even in the Rigveda which is the most sacred scripture of the Hindus, one of the ...
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Is it sinful to give my child the freedom to choose religion by himself?

I want to give my child the freedom to choose religion by his own and want him to have a broad concept of religion. So I want him to study both Quran, Bible, Gita and many other of this kind. Is it ...
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Can social functions be booked in a Church?

The local Muslim community is setting up an Islamic society with a mosque and funds are slowly being built up. Until then they hire a church hall for dinner parties, Iftar parties or Eid parties. The ...
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Can shatan show miracles to fool other religion's people?

We can see many reports of people reporting seeing Jesus and Mary and many other miracles like the Fatima sun miracle in 1917 in Portugal when people saw solar rays changing colour. So when I read ...
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Can Muslims celebrate Valentine's Day?

Can Muslims celebrate Valentine's Day? I'm not asking if it is shirk (as in Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day?). Instead, I am asking if it is permissible to celebrate ...
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Would a religion at the intersection of all Abrahamic religions conflict with the Qur'an or Sunnah? [closed]

Is there any research in Quran about the intersection of all Abrahamic religions? Something like "joint protocol monotheists"? Is there any commands in Qur'an or hadith from Prophet Muhammad (A.S) ...
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Is it halal to supply building matterials to build a temple?

I am a building materials supplier and I got a tender from our government to supply materials on demand to build a temple. But I am not sure if this is haram or halal?
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Can I marry a LDS/Mormon woman? I know the Qur'an allows marriage to believers, but are Mormons believers?

I know that many questions have been asked about marrying spouses that are "believers," but who are not Muslims, and that the Qur'an does make it permissible as long as they are devout believers, etc. ...
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Is it wrong for a Muslim to say that no Hindus will go to Jannah?

Many Muslim preachers say that Hindus will not enter Jannah because they are idol worshipers. But why would they say something like that? Who goes to Jannah and who goes to Jahannam is Allah's choice. ...
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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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What should be a Muslim's attiutude towards the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, mindfulness and zen buddhism?

I am a practicing Muslim who tries his best (with several shortcomings)to live a life of servitude to Allah (swt). Recently my brother introduced me to the teachings of Eckhart Tolle through the book ...
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Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day, according to the Sunna? Wikipedia writes: Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual ...
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Are Muslims encouraged to research other faiths?

I'm a born Muslim. There is so many things in Islam that neither me nor many ordinary born Muslims understand (maybe they just take Islam for granted and don't feel a need to research, as opposed to ...
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How should Muslims treat houses of worship of other Religions?

According to the Verse of Surat al Hajj (22:40) Muslims shouldn't destroy houses of worship or religious places of other Religions (Ahl-Al-Kitab to be correct). But what if for some reasons in an ...
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Why are there imams that don't respect other religions? [closed]

When someone said that there are Muslims that don't respect for example Jews, I said to him that it's because this Muslims didn't study the Quran because it says that in the Quran you need to respect ...
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Does anyone know the source of “Don't abuse other people's god”?

I don't know if this was in Qur'an or Hadith but I am sure I have read that Islam forbids talking bad about other people's god no matter how much you disagree, because it says what will you do if ...
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What is the Difference between Salat and other ibadah from another religion? Regarding find peace

My Question is Regarding find peace when you're praying, If a Muslim offer shalah and find peace, is there any difference between shalah and ohter praying from another religion. Hindu, Budha, ...
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Can a Muslim girl marry a Sikh if he reverts into Islam before marriage? [closed]

Can a Muslim girl marry a Sikh if he reverts into Islam before marriage?
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Have I committed unintentional riddah (apostasy) by noticing that religions use the promise of heaven as a psychological mirage?

Recently, it occurred to me that almost every religion will promise its followers heaven. I came under the impression that religion may be a psychological shroud that covers the eyes of humans, but ...
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What counts as prostration of worship?

If for example, I do something regular, and it counts as a prostration of worship in another religion, which I didn't know, does it count as a prostration of worship, and does it mean, I have to ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Sikh woman? [duplicate]

I have been with a girl and I am intending to marry her. The only thing is that she is from Sikh religion. It is stated that a Muslim can only marry among the people of the book (Torah, Bible and Qur'...
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Is there a distinction in obligations between a Muslim and a non-Muslim?

Most of my knowledge is about Judaism. Within Judaism, it is not considered necessary for all non-Jews to convert to Judaism. Consequently, non-Jews do not have to follow all 613 of the laws in the ...
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So long as the three principal religions have emanated from God, why should differences appear as to the essence of God among their adherents? [closed]

Why should a Christian or a Jew be required to abandon his religion and adopt Islam?
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How a Muslim state will protect Apostates of other religions? [closed]

Islam order killing of converts from Islam or Apostates. What if other religions does the same, how someone will accept Islam? How a Muslim state will protect the Apostates of other religions? Also ...
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Who is a Jew… According to Muslims?

In Islam, Ahlul al-Kitaab have a special, protected status. For example, a Muslim man may marry a Jewish or Christian woman. Because of this, it is relevant to determine who is a Jew or a Christian. ...
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How do we deal with atheists with angry views on islam and religion?

Asalamualykum I believe everyone is entitled to believe in what they chose in peace. However I am noticing a growing amount of atheists are constantly writing anti Islam content that is pretty ...
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Entering a non-Muslim place of worship

What are the rules in Islam regarding entering a non-Muslim place of worship? Is it always permitted? Always forbidden? Permitted in certain circumstances? Does it matter whether the location is a ...
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Why does Islam seem so much more like Judaism than like Christianity?

Islam comes chronologically after Judaism, and then Christianity. Assuming that Islam considers Christianity to be sort of an update to Judaism (is that wrong?), and that Islam is the final, ...
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Mention of the Prophet Muhammad in other holy books

Did every prophet announce the mission of the next prophets? Did every prophet confirm the prior prophets? If the mission of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was announced by prior prophets, what are the ...
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Frequent change in message from the creator (God, Allah)

If I understand correctly, according to Quran before Prophet Muhammad, there were other prophets such as Jesus, Moses and message delivered by them was time bound. Message of Prophet Muhammad is till ...
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Why are worshiping places of other religions (Church, Temple) prohibited in Saudi Arabia? [closed]

I learned that there are no worshiping places of other religion than Islam in Saudi Arabia. This is for political reason or because of something written explicitly in Quran? Whether for political ...
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How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path? [closed]

People of every religion claim that they are the ones in the right path. Even the people of sects in these religions think that they are on a better path than the peoples of other sects are on. How ...
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Can a Muslim sell goods that are specific to other religions?

Can a Muslim sell things that are required only by non-Muslims? A very good example I can give is that of a book vendor whose customers demand for (say) a Bible or Gita. Can a Muslim sell such ...
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What is fundamentally unique about Islam?

What, if anything, is fundamentally unique about Islam? Obviously there are different stories, texts, and traditions associated with Islam than with other religions. But if we cut away all the fluff ...
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Is it permissible for Muslims to believe in Chakras?

Chakras are said to be whirling pools of energy in our body according to Hinduism/Buddhism. It is said that these chakras can be open, closed or overactive, and depending on their status, they could ...