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Haya (Shyness) and how to restore it?

Assalam-o-Alaikum, Brothers and Sisters. I was listening to a very famous Islamic scholar who said and I quote: Once you left Haya' from your eyes, It will never return to you. There is no cure for ...
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What are the conditions that allow killing animals out of self-defense?

Dear brothers and sisters My question regards the type of animals that at first glance don't cause any fatal harm to a human being So, I wondered for a while if it is allowed to kill mosquitoes who ...
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Is Qur'an 22:39-40 permission only for self-defense, or also permission for retribution?

From the Arberry English translation Leave is given to those who fight because they were wronged...who were expelled from their habitations without right... I have always understood this as ...
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Is there any verse in the Quran about personal protection?

Are there any verses in the Quran about personal protection, any verses that says we need to avoid unnecessary harmful acts?
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Is it permissible to kill a person in order to save my own life?

As far as I know, saving own life is farz. Now, if a person comes to me and holds a gun to my head and wants to kill me, can I defend my life by shooting him if I also have a gun in my hand? Assume I ...
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Is self-defense mandatory for a Muslim?

According to the Qur'an, does a Muslim have to defend himself against attacks by other people or illness (aka "value his life") or is it a "I don't have a problem if you do it"-mentality. Like: I ...
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Is hurting an animal for self defense allowed in Islam?

Is hurting an animal for self defense allowed in Islam? Our local government has failed to control dog population in our city with over a 100,000 dogs roaming around a lot of them being rabid, often ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim to kill another Muslim out of self defense?

I ask this question is in concern that the story of Abel (هابیل) and Cain (قابیل) when the first murder on earth happened between mankind. In that case, one side didn't fight back the murder but ...
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If the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?

If there was a misunderstanding between the husband and wife and if the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?