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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 it forbidden to approach a random girl in the street in order to get to know her?

I think i only know few girls in my social circle, and i want to expand that by knowing other girls outside my social circle. I don't want to be single forever, and i don't want to break Islam rules ...
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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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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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Shariah Law for the disbeliever

A friend once asked me if it would be better for the Non-muslims who don't convert to Islam rather than live under Islamic law. And I said that I didn't know if our laws are better for the non muslims ...
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Ruling on parents killing their child?

I have read on a offical islamic fatwa site that parents who kill their child cannot be killed in retaliation for this, but the hadiths are all daif. http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=...
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Are there exceptions to owning dogs as House Pets in Islam?

My 8yr old son would really like a pet and he wants to get a dog, he told me 'it is only a small one and it is quite a clean breed' but I told him that dogs as house pets in Islam is haram But he ...
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What does the Qur'an say about freedom of speech?

What does the Qur'an say about freedom of speech? What are the verses of the Qur'an that talk about freedom of speech?
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Can we eat the food which comes from a religious celebration or festival

Can we eat the food which is kept in front of idols. In my company after celebrating the festivals (some fruits or coconut in front of idols)they give it to all the employees Is it halal?. In the ...
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What is the ruling on project based jobs?

My question is regarding project based jobs. Most of the time when we are on projects we get projects from multiple clients. For example Case 1 : Abdullah got employed by a private consultancy (XYZ)...
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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 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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Is lease allowed in Islam?

Would you please clarify if purchasing goods on rentals are allowed in Islam? According to what we studied, a fixed percentage of interest is added to the principal amount (current price) of that ...
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Is it permissible for men to practice gynaecology?

Is it permissible for men to take up the profession and study of gynaecology, and also practice it, which would involve would involve examination, history taking and/or surgery? Is it impermissible ...
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What is the significance of washing the feet instead of doing wuzu before saying the prayers?

What is the significance of washing the feet instead of doing the wuzu* before saying the prayers? Does it equate to wuzu? Or is it a type of wuzu? * by wuzu I mean the widely know practice ...
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Is it a duty for able Muslim men to implement shariah in whatever country they are in?

Is it a duty for able Muslim men to implement shariah in whatever country they are in? Brothers have told me it is obligatory.
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Are women in hijab assumed not to be “asking for it” in sexual assault cases?

In cases of sexual assault against women, the victim might be asked questions like what was she wearing? leading to the implication that she was somehow "asking for it" (i.e. provoking her attacker) ...
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What constitutes reviling/defaming/being sarcastic about Islam?

In "reliance of the traveler", section o8.7 talks about some acts that constitute disbelief. The ones this question is about are attitudes that treat Islam too lightheartedly or negatively. The ...
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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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Under Islamic rule, which legal matters can kuffar regulate within their own community?

As far as I understand it, in an Islamic state, sharia generally applies to kuffar as well, but some legal matters are left to the kuffar to regulate within their community (I think marital and ...
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May an Islamic state legislate the death penalty for non-sharia crimes?

Countries like Saudi Arabia have a number of capital offenses, some of which seem to extend beyond sharia law; e.g. the list on Wikipedia includes "espionage" and "drug smuggling". However, I don't ...
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What is the Islamic position on torture of prisoners?

Different states in the world often use torture both physical and psychological for interrogation, suppressing political opponents etc. What does Islam say about use of torture by state actors? Would ...
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Is paying bail classed as bribery in Islam?

The definition of bail is: the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court. As we know, ...
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Umrah related-particularly Ihraam

We traveled from Medina where we stayed for 2 days. We drove to Mecca for performing our umrah. On the way on inquiring about ihraam and meeqat (for our first umrah) we were advised by our taxi driver ...
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What is the prescribed punishment if one kills their slave intentionally?

What is the prescribed punishment if one kills their slave intentionally? Is there a hadd punishment? Does blood money have to be paid? What does Sharia have to say about this?
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Does being forced to sign separation papers count as talaq?

In a western country, such as Canada, if someone is forced to sign separation papers with his first wife for the citizenship claim of his second wife (though neither the man nor the first wife want to ...
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Ruling on shortening both sides and back of the hair more than the middle

is it prohibited for Muslim men to shorten hair from both sides and back than middle?
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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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Can amputation of hands as sharia punishment for theft be performed under anaesthetic?

Punishment under sharia law for theft is amputation of hands: [As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] ...
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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 ...