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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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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 should an unmarried woman who has frequent, unexplained sexual urges do? (E.g. hypersexuality, nymphomania)

What should an unmarried woman who has frequent, unexplained sexual urges do? The Prophetic advice of fasting does not seem to be working in this case.
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Is hijab obligatory in Islam? [closed]

Is hijab an obligation(wajib) in Islam? And is it obligatory on upon governments to propagate and enforce it?
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Is using pirated software allowed?

Is using pirated software allowed? Please answer with clear evidence supporting your view. Note that I'm not asking about whether software piracy itself is sinful. My question is regarding the ...
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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Everyone know that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) married Ayesha (RA) when she was 6 and consummated when she was 9. So, does it mean Islam supports child marriages? If at all muslims consider ...
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Wife's Tamkin and Marital Rape

It is not my question, But some one asked me about this issue.What are the differences of wife's submission/deference (Tamkin Khas) in Islamic law and marital rape in western law? In western law there ...
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Is buying or selling forex, commodities and stock indices halal in Islam?

Websites like eToro offer services where you can buy and sell currencies, commodities(gold, silver, oil, etc.) and indices(SPX500, NSDQ100, DJ30, UK100, FRA40, GER30, etc). It's basically an online ...
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What is Shariah View on Multi Level Marketing/Network Marketing?

Nowadays, a lot of people are involved in Multi Level Marketing (MLM). In MLM Business have sponsor and recruiter. When sponsor recruit some people under him, The recruiter/new joiner will pay some ...
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Why scholars disagree on whether it's obligatory for women to veil their faces or not in Islam?

While reading Surat Al-Noor, I came across the following verse: “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty ...
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My father refuses to let me marry a boy because of caste; is “caste” an important part of marriage?

I'm a Muslim girl and want to marry a Muslim boy who is following Islam properly. So I spoke with my guardian (الولي), that is my father, and he refused the proposal and does not want to meet his ...
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Why did Umar (RA) forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?

I heard that Umar(RA) forbid Mutah marriage after the death of the Prophet(PBUH) and Abu Baker. What were his reasons for doing so ? Looking for answers from Sunni authentic sources.
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Can a virgin Muslim man marry a non-virgin (by premarital sex) unmarried Muslim woman?

Can a virgin Muslim man/woman marry a non-virgin unmarried Muslim woman/man. That is the man/woman who have had premarital sex which is not allowed/haram by the Islamic law. Can this type of person ...
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Why are tattoos not allowed in Islam?

I heard that Muslims are not allowed permanent tattoos on the body because it hinders water from reaching the skin. Hence making the Wudhu and Ghusl never valid. Please quote some references in your ...
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Legal system - does sharia command courts of appeal?

In the context of this question, it occurred to me that I don't know whether sharia commands to implement a system of courts of appeals. For context: in common and civil law, states implement a ...
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Who is eligible to be called as scholar in islam?

Most muslims have confusion that what is the criteria that a person is to be called as scholar of islam? does he have to go thought some sort of dgerees, courses, specific number of years of study, ...
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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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Is directly invoking anyone other than Allah swt justifiable, or is it shirk?

(as translated by Shakir) [72:18] And that the mosques are Allah's, therefore call not upon any one with Allah: [72:19] And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they wellnigh ...
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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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Are all of the laws in the Quran/Haddith/Islam relevant to modern (western) society?

I have been reading a book about Muhammad (pbuh) and have learnt, I am sure only a little, about Islam and the culture and times back then. It seems to an unlearned man like myself that the laws were ...
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What's the limit of democracy in Islam?

Suppose there is a country with Islamic government, if there was an election and 60% of the people voted for a secular government for example, would the Islamic government give up power or not?
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Are islamic Funds and/or ETF's really halaal investments?

According to iShares: The MSCI World Islamic Index offers exposure to stocks from the MSCI World Index which comply with Shariah investment principles. I don't get it, the ETF LSE:ISWD (ISHARES ...
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Is breaking copyright laws allowed in Islam? [duplicate]

Are Muslims allowed to break copyright? I mean using a software, watching a movie, listening a music or reading an e-book - that are supposed to be paid - without purchasing them. Does it depend to ...
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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 is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?

It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question What is the Islamic stance on Internet Piracy? However, cutting the hand of someone for downloading a bad pop song seems a little… ...
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What is Sharia Law?

What is Sharia Law? I am a Muslim myself, and I have never heard of the Sharia Law until a few people on Twitter (who were against Islam) pointed it out to me saying that it was "Islamic Law". They ...
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What is the meaning and the usage of “Assalamu alaikum”?

Assalamu alaikum, I would like to know the meaning and the usage of Assalamu alaikum. Jazaakallah Khair
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Islamic view on getting married if you have no time/energy

Is it obligatory, optional or forbidden to get married when you have restrictions on the time/energy to give to a possible wife? Lets say you work 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, commute 4 hours a day,...
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Is it possible to remarry my husband after being divorced years ago?

My husband divorced me during menses 11 years ago. He uttered the divorce words three times in one meeting, then I went back to my parents house. After 2 weeks, a group of ladies from my family went ...
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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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Where do we get the idea of beheading, stoning and hand-mutilation in Islam?

Does Quran say anything about beheading, stoning and hand-mutilation? How effective they are in case of controlling crimes? See this link. And this link. Aren't beheading, stoning and hand-...
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Marriage between a Shia boy and a Sunni girl

Can a Shia boy marry a Sunni girl, according to the Sharia laws? There is a Sunni girl that I know who really likes a Shia boy, and he likes her too. She was asking me today if it is permissible or ...
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I am unmarried, how to keep myself clean? [closed]

Every day I told myself how to protect myself, every day one or two opportunities comes to do bad things, I mean a sin like Zina or other things that brings me closer to adultery. There is a very big ...
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Not being able to maintain Wudu during Ramadan for Taraweeh prayer

When I don't eat, my body builds up a lot of gas. During Ramadan, I have this problem where I'm not able to maintain my Wudu for Taraweeh later at night. Trying to maintain it is actually bad for my ...
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What should I do if Canadian law and Sharia law are incompatible?

Living in Canada, If I find myself in a situation where Sharia law and Canadian law are incompatible, which should I follow? For example, I would like to practice polygyny. I would like 3 more wives,...
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What are the rights of un-married girls to choose husband in Islam?

please provide the answer and if possible the reference 1 : what rights does a girl has to choose her husband by her self ?? 2 : up to what limit and what right her parents have over her will ?? 3 ...
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Is it permissible for a girl to reject a proposal?

If a girl doesn't like a proposal, can she reject it? I have always wanted to get marry to a person who has more knowledge and practices Islam more than I do. If I found the proposal from a person ...
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Should Muslims in a secular democracy try to make it an Islamic state?

Related to this question: Should Muslims who live in a secular democracy (like the United States) attempt to turn the country into an Islamic state? For example, should Muslims support ammendments to ...
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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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Why we shouldn't take non Muslims as a friend?

"Bismillah" Somewhere in Quran I found it is written that we shouldn't take non-Muslims as a friend, if we do so then we will become one of them. What is the explanation of it? The thing is we used ...
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Does Islam allow killing of Innocent individuals, if the tribe has committed some crime?

According to this hadith: "Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and ...
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Why are dogs as pets considered haram?

I understand that dogs are considered haram, but what is the possible reason behind this? I found the following quotes and others related to it might exists but I want to know what is the reasoning ...
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Why is marriage restricted to four wives?

Allah clearly permits marriage to multiple wives — insofar as they can be treated justly — in Qur'an 4:3, where He says "…then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or ...
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Has mu'tah been forbidden via the Quran? (Sunni view)

I understand that the Sunni view regarding mu'tah is that it is no longer permissible: It was narrated from al-Rabee’ ibn Sabrah al-Juhani that his father told him that he was with the Messenger ...
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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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How can an adulterer marry an adultress if they are stoned to death? And why is flogging and stoning both prescribed for adultery?

In the Quran, it says that an adulterer can only marry an adultress guilty of the same. How can this be possible if the Sharia is in place and they are stoned to death? Also, why in the Holy Quran ...
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Does the imprisonment punishment exist in Shariah Law?

According to Islamic law, are there any cases in which imprisonment is prescribed as a punishment? And what alternatives exist? I am familiar with a few such as flogging, stoning and limb amputation ...
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Can we pray after sex if we didn't ejaculate?

Is it permissible to pray Salah if we have had sex but did not ejaculate? I am totally aware that we must shower in order to pray simply if we ejaculate.
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What is the Islamic view on taxation?

Is raising taxes by the leaders of an Islamic state allowed? If a person will not voluntarily pay these taxes: may force be used to collect them (like in almost any state today)? In my opinion "taxes"...
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What to do with interest paid by banks? [duplicate]

I am being paid interest into my bank account and not really sure who to give it to. Is it simple enough for me to donate it to the mosque or does it have to be donated to somewhere specific?
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Is it unIslamic to raise female marriageable age above nine years of age?

It's well documented in the Hadiths that Mohammad (PBUH) became engaged to Aisha when she was six, and consumated the marriage when she was nine. Before the Iranian revolution, female marriage was ...