Questions tagged [prophet-muhammad]

Born in Mecca; believed by Muslims to be the last prophet sent down by Allah (SWT) to mankind.

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Was the prophet sinless?

There seems to be a commonly held belief that the prophet Muhammad (and the prophets in general) are somehow protected from ever committing any sin. I have seen nothing in the Qur'an to suggest this, ...
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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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Salawāt upon prophets - for the reader, the writer, or both?

This should be an easy one... I am not Muslim, but I am fascinated by religion and try to read etc on the major religions. I am unclear, however, about the correct use of ṣalawāt ("PBUH" etc) when ...
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Why take Mohammad's word?

In the book The Kuzari, written in Arabic in the 12th century, a rabbi (a Jewish religious leader) argues that Judaism is the true religion and that Islam and Christianity (as well as secular ...
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Spreading fantasy stories about Prophets: what is the rule?

Since childhood, I had been hearing many fantasy stories about prophets and other Islamic historical persons. Some examples: Adam (A) was 60 feet cubit tall (Its possible, but is there any evidence ...
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Is celebrating the "Mawlid day" Halal or Haram? [closed]

In my community, we used to celebrate the birth day of Mohammed (PBUH). In the past 30 or so years a lot of people start saying this is haram. Many people stopped doing it for many reasons but mainly ...
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Did the Prophet Muhammad (saws) use humor with those around him?

Are there any rules on joking in Islam? Are there any specific verses of the Qur'an or Hadiths regarding joking?
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Did Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) recite Darood-e-Ibrahim during the salah?

Did Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) recited Darood-e-Ibrahim in salah? Is there any authentic reference stating that Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) recited Darood in salah?
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Why did Prophet Mohammed (saws) not let Ali marry another woman?

"An indication of their special relationship is found in the fact that Ali never married another woman as long as Fatima was alive. Sunni sources explain this curiosity in a tradition in which Ali ...
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Is Mohammed a deity?

Recently, someone reportedly described Mohammed as a deity. Oddly enough, it wasn't someone insulting him that described him as a deity, but someone responding to him saying that you can't insult a ...
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Is wearing ring a sunnah for men?

Is wearing ring a Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) for men? If yes: What are the etiquettes in that(ie,which type of ring, in which hand, in which finger...)? If NO: Why many of the muslim ...
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Why do Shi'as allow mut'ah marriage?

According to Sunnis, mut'ah (temporary marriage) was allowed before but later the Prophet salallahu alayhi wassalam abolished it. It is based on the following hadiths (traditions): In the Two ...
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Shape and size of beard in Islam [closed]

I see the question discussed in this site which reveals the reason of growing beard and also the question discussed about importance of beard in islam. I need to clarify some doubts about cutting of ...
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Was the marriage of Aisha(RA) to Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) a divine decree?

Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) married Hazrat Aisha(RA) when she was only 9 years old and he was 53. He in fact proposed her when she was only 6. This sounds strange that the most genius person in the world ...
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How does the Shi'ite view of Infallibility of the Prophets and the Imams reconcile with the examples in Qur'an?

As I understand, the subject of infallibility of the Prophets (peace be upon all of them) is dealt differently in Sunni and Shi'ite theology. I believe it is necessary to present my understanding of ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ever contract temporary marriage (Mut'ah)?

I heard from an Ahmadi (sect) person that once the prophet went to a village. His followers told him there is a really pretty woman who lives here. The prophet contracted Mut'ah marriage with her for ...
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Why Hz. Umar changed 8 rakah taraweeh to 20 rakah?

Apparently there are no recordings anywhere that the prophet (pbuh) prayed 20 rakah taraweeh. That the prophet (pbuh) prayed 8 rakah taraweeh. I understand that Umar (may allah be pleased with him) ...
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Is Muhammad the last Rasool (messenger)?

In reference to 33:40 you will find that Muhammad is the last of the Prophets (anbiya'): Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the ...
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Did prophet Muhammad live a simple and humble life who had limited means?

We have been taught in schools that the Prophet lived a very simple and humble life. That is he hardly have enough food at home so that it would not last for the day. He would have patches in his ...
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Was the prophet illiterate?

I personally have no doubt in it but when searching, this similar yahoo question is very interesting. All answers are really long and they basically do not deny the pen and paper story of the Prophet. ...
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Who washed the Prophet's(PBUH) Janaza?

Who were the persons(sahabas)R.A washed the Prophet's(PBUH) Janasa(deadbody)? Who was the Imam for the funeral prayer of Prophet(PBUH)?
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What is the Sunnah in drinking Zam-Zam water?

According to the Sunnah what's the etiquette of drinking Zam-Zam water? For example, do we have to sit, stand, etc.?
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Is prophet Muhammad's "Last Sermon" an accurate translation?

The poorly-cited Wikipedia article states: The Farewell Sermon (Arabic: خطبة الوداع‎, Khuṭbatu l-Wadā), also known as Muhammad's Final Sermon or The Last Sermon, was delivered by Muhammad on ...
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Why Jesus was born as faultless son and why not Mohammed?

This question comes to my mind as why this special treatment to Jesus and why not for Mohammed also. Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith, Hadith 4.506, narrated by Abu Huraira: عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ ...
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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

I am asking so because a lot of Muslims in Masjid Al Nabawi in Madina face to the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet or read some Du'a: السَّلامُ عَلَیکَ یا رَسول الله ...
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Why are depictions of Mohammed approved of in Iran?

It is my understanding that most Muslims disapprove of depictions of the prophet Mohammed (which may even be coupled with disapproval of all depictions of humans). But I recently heard that things ...
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Are the orders of Rasul only valid in his own era, or are they universal and independent of time?

When rasul orders something, does it becomes a law which is valid until the end of world? To be specific, I see three possiblities: Orders of a rasul are absolute. They are independent of time and ...
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Did the Prophet meet any atheists?

Are there any records of the prophet (saw) speaking to an atheist? With atheist I mean; non muslim, non polytheist, not from ahlu al kitab, someone not believing in a god at all. If not, are there ...
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What did Prophet Muhammad mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"?

What did Prophet Muhammad (PUBH) mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"? What type of knowledge is this? Though this line doesn't sound so prophetic... Does anybody have further knowledge on ...
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Authenticity and meaning of Hadeeth Saqalein (ثقلین)?

Sahih Muslim Book 31, Number 5920: Yazid b. Hayyan reported, I went along with Husain b. Sabra and 'Umar b. Muslim to Zaid b. Arqam and, as we sat by his side, Husain said to him: Zaid. you ...
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Why did Prophet Muhammad perform stoning if it was not advised through quran?

As per following Hadith, Muhammad (sa) ordered and performed stoning as punishment for adultery. It was even performed to a woman. Sahih Muslim (17:4196) - A married man confesses to adultery. ...
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What was the secret message that the Prophet (PBUH) confided in one his wives?

66:3 with tafseer. There are different interpretation of it, some interpretation deals with Maria, other with Abu Bakar, Umar and then some regarding Ali (RA). What is the correct interpretation of ...
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Can descendants of the Prophet (syed) receive zakah?

Rasulullah said: Narrated Abu Huraira: Al-Hasan bin `Ali took a date from the dates given in charity and put it in his mouth. The Prophet said, "Expel it from your mouth. Don't you know that we ...
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Red color clothes for men in Islam

I heard in a bayan that Red colour clothes are only permitted for women and not for men in Islam. Is it correct? If yes, I need hadith source for this. What about Pink, Rose, light and dark ...
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How can Muslims be "forceful" and "merciful" at the same time?

Allah, the exalted, says in the Quran: مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ [الفتح-48] Sahih International Translation: Muhammad is ...
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Did the prophet (PBUH) pay Zakat, if yes in what form?

We were told that the Prophet peace be upon him lived an extremely humble and poor life. He hardly have food at home for the next day. This is what we were told. Now that I have researched, I find ...
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Did Mohammed (saw) see Allah (subhana wa taala)?

Did the Prophet Muhammad (saws) ever see Allah (SWT)?
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What hadith mentions the ten companions (al-'Ashara al-Mubashara) in Jannah?

I have read somewhere that Prophet (SAW) himself told the good news to ten (10) of his companions that they will have a place in Jannah. These ten companions are called al-'Ashara al-Mubashara (العشرة ...
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How many Umras and Hajj were done by the Prophet (SAW)?

How many Umras and Hajj were done by the Prophet(PBUH) in his lifetime? Please refer the year, and the age of the Prophet(SAW) at that time, and add some reference from hadiths
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Are the harams made by rasulullah in the same category with harams made by Allah?

Are the harams and halals made by rasulullah in the same category with harams and halals made by Allah? Can a rasul give us orders in the name of Allah?
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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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To depict Muhammad or not

As most people know, the depiction of Muhammad has stirred up the hornet's nest quite a bit and to such a degree that NO pictures of him are shown in official media by fear of repercussions. I had a ...
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How authentic is the story of the spider web at the cave of Thawr?

Today I've come across this story: ... At last, the soldiers were very close. David ran into a cave to hide. He heard the footsteps of the men and knew that they would soon find him. David was so ...
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? The Prophet? People? (Shia view)

The society of Muslims needs to be guided by caliph after Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Hence, after the death of holy prophet (PBUH), a caliph was assigned to guide and rule the Muslims. According to my ...
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What is the meaning of Shafa'ah (Sunni view)?

There is some narration from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) installed in Masjid an Nabawi in Madinah, justified as "Sahih"(=Correct) or "Hassan"(=Well) in different Sunni references: ...
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Is it Islamic to execute people who insult prophets other than Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?

I understand that insulting any prophet is kufr Additionally, scholars have agreed unanimously that whoever insults, disrespects or belittles any one of the prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention,...
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Questions about Prophet Muhammad's last sermon

I have a couple of questions about Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) last sermon. As there are different versions as well as variant translations of this sermon in circulation, I have included the copy I am ...
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How Do Muslims Deal with "Difficult" Parts of Prophet Mohammed's Life? [closed]

First, this is not meant to be an insulting or hateful question. Please prayerfully consider answering it for the sake of a true seeker soul. I have long respected and honored Islam and the Prophet ...
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Who is considered Sayy'id and can this be proved?

As I know Say'id is descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) but can anyone prove that they are one? The names Mir and Saeed/Sayeed/Said are usually used by those who claim to be the descendants of ...
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Is attendance to the Prophet more important than salah/prayer?

In the event when the was sun returned, technically rose from west to east, after having set. .. the revelation from Allah descended upon His Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny, and it ...

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