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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 in places such as Churches, Temples and Synagogues in Muslim occupied lands, if they are living under Muslims as Dhimmis or have a peace treaty with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...