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Questions tagged [sharia]

Sharia الشريعة (Islamic Law) based on the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah. Use this tag for general questions on the PoV of Islam on a topic.

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Changing & the imitation of Allah's creation

What are the actual condition of the sin when, one tries to imitate or change the creation of Allah For example, Allah's Qadr we know that everything is destined, so when we try and apply mathematics ...
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Entreating, beseeching Allah as you are embracing the legs of the table with the intention of making it with as strong as possible feelings

I want to make duas that contain as much feelings as possible. In order to fill my body with feelings I lie down on the floor or carpet, I stretch and embrace the legs of the table because it fills my ...
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Can we wish non-Muslims “happy holi”, “happy Diwali”, etc.?

I am from India and am working in MNC software company. Over here all employees, mostly non-Muslims, wish each other with "Good morning" and "Good night". And during special festival with "Happy Holi",...
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Rules to be considered to be muslim

Salam, With a simple answer, what to do to be muslim ? To believe that for sure there is God who is guiding the universe, to believe that he sent prophets is not enough ? To add to those things just ...
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Local moon or international moon?

The month of Ramadan is near, so naturally the subject of the moon arises. Based on hadiths, which moon I need to refer to -- the local or international moon -- for sawm and for eid? For example, if ...
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What is the view of Islam on Nationalism and Patriotism?

Patriotism ( love of a person for His/Her country) , in my opinion is a natural sentiment. I want to know what are the views of Islam on this. Is it considered against the concept of "Ummah"? The ...
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What's the reason behind raising one's hand up to the shoulder and ears while saying Takbir?

What is the reason behind raising one's hands up to the shoulder and near the ears with the palms facing in the direction of sight, while saying Takbir (Allahu Akbar)? Closing ears while making adhan(...
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Convert to Islam and marriage related issues

Asalam walekum I am in great trouble , I need your help . I am an Hindu divorce mother, my child's age is 9 and custody of child is with my ex husband. I came to know about Islam from one of my ...
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Is it preferable that a Muslim living in a secular democracy try to make it an Islamic state, rather than move to a Islamic state?

In this question asking if a Muslim living in a democracy should turn it into an Islamic state, most of the answers seem to agree that the answer is yes, they should. But my question is, why is this ...
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Is this a major sin?

We know that it is major sin to look at pictures of beautiful top model women on the internet and beautiful songs. No matter how beautiful they are it is major sin. But someone might skip this by ...
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“illness” during etakaf in Ramadan

What if someone become ill during etkaf. And for medication he/she have to visit the doctor. Can any person visit the doctor during "Etakaf".
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Going to horoscope pages and channels in order to refute them

What is the ruling on going to horoscope Facebook pages and channels on YouTube in order to refute them only, because this is shirk and based on myths?
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Engagement during iddat of a girl

If any girl is in "iddat"(iddah) and parents wants to see any person for her new marriage. Is it "Halal" to commit any girl with someone during "iddat", although marriage will be done after completion ...
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Respect of childern

What if parents disrespect their children. Some time parents disrespect their own children they abuse their children. We often heared about the rights of parents but what about rights of children of ...
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Is it permissible to use a digital version of the Holy Quran?

I would like to know if it is permitted to use a digital version of the Holy Quran for recitation, reading and such-alike, as the one shown in the video below: Example Video
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Was hijab in public enforced legally in premodern times?

I sometimes come across claims that many of the obligations that Muslims have in Islam are a purely personal matter and were not legally enforced, historically. It's not quite clear to me which ...
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Does swallowing saliva break one's fast?

Does swallowing saliva break one's fast? What should one do with it if they cannot swallow it? Please answer providing good evidences or references.
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Is it mandatory for students to give Zakat?

Zakat is an obligation for all Muslims who are able to afford it and fulfill some prerequisites. Are students supposed to provide Zakat in case that the student earns by working? Be it full-time or ...
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Is it mandatory to wash hair after having sex?

i know that after sexual intercourse it is necessary to wash full body, but does that always include washing hair as well? can we sometimes avoid making our hair wet and only wash the body?
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Is wearing pants and shirts allowed?

Is wearing a Shirt and pant where the figure of the body is discernible permissible? I have heard from many of the elders that its haram due to shape visibility. So what is the source for such ruling?
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Is the fact that a woman inherits only half the share of a man a kind of injustice?

Wherever inheritance is on topic people quote those verses of the Qur'an, were we read the similar sentence: ... for the male, what is equal to the share of two females ... (see for example 4:11 ...
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Biology In Islam - Reproduction

In chapter 86 verse 7 & 8 it is written that "He was created from a fluid, ejected," "Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs." But as far as I know the semen is produced by the seminal ...
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what is a bidah (bid-ah), the definition and the way to identify it?

I've read a lot about bid-ah here and other places, but it seems there is no definite meaning for it as someone expands it to anything new even innovations in technology and saying there are good ...
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What is good and evil in Islam?

I just mean the terms by which they are referred by; the obvious terms seem to be halal and haram. But whereas in English, one can say that Rafiq is a good man, and that Rezaq is an evil man; it ...
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Can I avoid wearing Ihram when going for umrah if it's too inconvenient for me, and wear it in Masjid Ayesha after staying in hotel in Makkah?

I want to travel from Germany to Jeddah and my wife and baby daughter of 16 months will also be traveling with me. I want to perform Umrah with my wife and daughter, but If I wear Ihram from Germany ...
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Does Quran have contradictions in rulings regarding wine?

Can the following be considered as a contradiction regarding the ruling on wine? Ok to drink wine (4:43): يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقْرَبُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنتُمْ سُكَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ ...
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Where does 2.5% Zakat come from?

I was hoping that this information is in the Quran but I could not find it. Apparently the Quran only says, Pray Salat and give Zakat. Where does this value come from? Are there any variation in it ...
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Eating non-halal

I'm a Muslim migrant who landed in France a decade ago. I really did my hard to eat halal food. But, I really don't want to exclude myself since social connections are really important in my job. So, ...
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Can someone marry to the Step Mother's sister?

The guy was not breast feeder when his father got a new mother for him. Can he get married to the sister of the new mother? the boy was matured when his father got married to this lady)
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Why are so many things prohibited by Allah?

I'm still new to Islam. I am trying to get my head around it, but I sometimes end up feeling so angry because my head is filled with some many questions, etc... For example Islam prohibits us from: ...
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Are there Islamic guidelines on how and when to protest?

Are there any guidelines provided by Islam on how and when to protest? And how to decide the magnitude of protests and who will decide it? Please cite references from the Holy Quran, Ahadeth, ...
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What is considered part of the beard?

What is considered part of the beard, and what hair on the face is not, and therefore permissible to shave or trim?
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Is Jihad Al-Nikah (جهاد النكاح) an Islamic rule?

I heard about Jihad Al-Nikah in television and radio, especially in the Syrian war which Saudi cleric gave a fatwa about it. Does it exist in Islam?
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Should a woman leave burqa if her husband forces her

Should a woman leave burqa/Niqab/Hidjab/not cover her face, if her husband forces her to,and threatens her to divorce?
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Is father-in-Law non-mahram according to Islam?

If a young woman gets married outside family, does she has to observe full hijab in front of her father-in-law. Is he Mahram? That would mean she has to hide her face from her father-in-Law all times ...
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Is it permissible to legally change your first name?

I would like to know whether or not it is permissible in Islam for someone to change their first name (regardless of circumstance)? When I say change, I mean formally as opposed to informally. I do ...
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Is punishment for leaving Islam death?

It is commonly believed that if someone leaves Islam, by Sharia law the punishment is death. Is that true? I have heard some different opinions. Dr. Zakir Naik was once asked a similar question and ...
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What to do if break wudu during Jumuah?

What should I do if I break wudhu (e.g. by farting) during Jumuah? I have a farting problem, I can hold it for some time but if the Quran recitation is long then there's a huge chance that someday I'...
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Is it okay to selling Quran Services in Islam?

I have developed my own site for online Quran reading and I have many tutors for this purpose. My plan is to optimize my site in google and get many kids and adults from the world and will provide ...
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How to reconcile Masjid al-haram rules with daily rules?

I was watching this talk on TED, the guy says many things, including that in masjid al-haram, men and women are mixed and pray together and there is no separation between men and women, but outside in ...
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What is the consequence for breaking a promise made in the name of Allah?

I sometimes find myself wasting time on the computer, or watching movies when I have work to do. What I do then is swear in Allah's name that until a task is done (some tasks take a few months) that I ...
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What is the correct direction of praying in Masjid Al-Aqsa?

There are two places where one can pray (uphold Salat) in any direction, one is Masjid al-Haram and the other is Masjid Al-Aqsa. Is this correct? If this is correct, is there any explanation about ...
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What is the ruling about marriage if wife calls her husband her brother or has bad thoughts that she herself must be a disbeliever?

Salam. Once I was talking to my friend about my husband and she called him Ali bhai (brother), so I misspoke the same word. Then I read somewhere that mistakenly calling your husband your brother ...
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What are the various positions in Prayer (Salat) called?

I would like to know what the names of all the Pillars (Arkans) that are in a Prayer(Salat). I know a few names Ruku, Sajda, etc. but I want to know the rest. Please provide a detailed explanation.
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What is the role of the brother in the family once the father is dead?

Backstory: Until fairly recently, my family used to be a very good one; an example to society of what a good functioning muslim family looks like. Me and my sister were doing extremely well in school ...
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding a girl studying abroad?

Does Islam permits a Muslim girl to go abroad/overseas and study in the absence of a maharem?
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What is magic and what is the ruling regarding learning magic in Islam?

It is known that several ayat in the Quran spoke about magic, for example in Sura Al-Baqara [2:102] How does Islam view magic? And what is the ruling on learning magic in Islam?
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Breastfeeding and marriage

Salaam, I have a question about marriage and breastfeeding. I was breastfed by my mother’s brother’s wife once when my mom was away and I was crying. This same uncle of mine has another wife, who has ...
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Do I need any special approach to make a web service Sharia compliant?

Generally, if there are any guidelines to make a web application (available through web browser - like this page) Sharia-compliant? Note that many of my customers are not muslims. In my particular ...
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Does Islam grant women the right to seek divorce?

A sister got married to a man. They have two children. They all live in Ghana but in different cities. The problem is that the husband had a first wife whom he lives together with while the sister ...