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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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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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Is Shariah a compulsion for a practising Muslim, can it be like I follow only the Quran and dont listen other teachings like Hadith and shariah? [closed]

Assalamu-alaykum rahmatullahi wabara-katuh, My point is why follow rules interpreted by the others when you can solely rely on the Quran itself. I deny any teachings by "self-declared elders" of ...
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What happens if the burden of proof for a hadd crime is not met, in terms of criminal law?

The hadd crimes mostly come with specific requirements for the burden of proof that needs to be met to deal out the hadd punishment. It's clear what happens when the burden of proof is met, the ...
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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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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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Is excommunication used a form of punishment in Islam?

Wikipedia writes: Excommunication as it exists in Christian faiths does not exist in Islam. However, under Sharia law, the penalty for apostasy in Islam is death. The nearest approximation is ...
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Criteria to Follow a Caliphate/Emir of an Islamic Emirate/Government [closed]

I am non-Muslim history major student. I would like to know the criteria to determine a Caliphate. I would give an example of the very recent/last Caliphate in the Islamic world, i.e. the leader of ...
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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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Concept of hymen breakage of vagina is sign of good character

What does islam and hadis say about breakage of Hymen of a virgin girl? Is it a symbol of good character or nobel sign of virgin girls? A girl of good character should have it? A girl is real ...
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Is there a hadd punishment for gheebah/backbiting? Please Answer

Is there a hadd punishment for the crime of Gheebah in Islam, and if there is what is the hadd punishment for Gheebah?Please Answer
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Is being gay worse than being lesbian? [closed]

Is being gay worse than being lesbian or is being lesbian worse than being gay or are they both equally as bad?
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Do Islam reward teaching?

Do you get any thawab for teaching others about technology free of charge? Or is there both sin & thawab for both good use and bad?
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Is Sharia really islamic?

Im not a Muslim and I haven't read the Quran. But I've heard Sharia is not present in the Quran. Ok here's my understanding of Islam- Islam had a founder/prophet called Mohammed who received ...
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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 does Islam offer to protect a child of a haram relationship?

Islam is against zina and condemns it and has rulings on punishing people who commit it like the punishment by stoning for married adulterers (on which at least all earlier scholars sunni's shi'a and ...
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Is there a formal process to legally leave Islam?

For whatever reason, an ex-Muslim might desire to be legally recognized as a non-Muslim under sharia. A question on Quora asks about a specific case of this, where a Muslim woman wants to formally ...
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is it true that if you join Islam you can't leave it anymore or you face death penalty? [duplicate]

Reading about Islam I found this in Wikipedia Leaving Islam is a sin and a religious crime. Once any man or woman is officially classified as Muslim, because of birth or religious conversion, ...
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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 ...
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Is it permissible to marry someone with whom you have had premarital sex?

I have had sex with an innocent girl of my age we both are muslims. I did not have the knowledge of haram and halal while performing the act but now I feel disgusted. She wants me to marry her but my ...
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How is Qur'an 4:93 (which forbids killing a believer) compatible with the death penalty?

But whoever kills a believer intentionally - his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment....
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If a Muslim woman were beaten by her husband who believes his actions are Sharia compliant, how can she rectify the situation?

M. Arnez, Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change, J. Islamic Studies, 2010 (doi), writes: [Indonesian women's organization] Fatayat NU strongly moves against a ...
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What is the difference between Usul-fiqh/Usul-Din and Quranic studies and Sharia and Islamic Studies?

Is there actually any difference between Usul-Din and Usul-Fiqh? Which one should I go for if want to become a mufti?
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Who uses “sharia” as a synonym for “fiqh” or “din”?

A. Maftuhin, The Historiography of Islamic Law: The Case of Tarikh al-Tashri' Literature, Al-Jāmi‘ah: J. Islamic Studies, 2016 (URL), writes: For those who use shariah as the synonyms for fiqh, the ...
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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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Is it true that non-Muslims are punished under sharia according to their holy book (e.g., the Bible)?

I've heard this story a few times, and I'm wondering if it's actually true. Basically, the story goes something like: a non-Muslim was being punished under sharia, but instead of using the Qur'an, ...
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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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If I refuse to divorce my wife, can the Shari'ah Council divorce us against my will? [closed]

My local mosque asked me and my wife to go there to discuss if a reconciliation between was possible. I said I wanted to give our marriage another chance, but my wife said she wanted a divorce. Next ...
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After breaking an oath, do we need to feed 10 poor persons in a single day?

I broke an oath that I have made. So I went forward to feed 10 poor persons. So I fed 5 poor persons approximately a month ago and want to feed 5 more this month. Is this acceptable or do I have to ...
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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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What is the Islamic view on intersexual people?

I know Islam is strictly against LGBT people but what about intersex people? Do they classify as men or women in Sharia? There are different laws for men and women so which laws do intersexual people ...
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What ta'zeer punishment is given for masturbation?

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah was asked about masturbation and he replied: With regard to masturbation, the basic ruling is that it is haraam according to the majority of scholars, and the one who does ...
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Relation between criminal law and slavery

In this answer it is claimed that In Islam the idea behind slavery is that the criminal, or enemy combatant's expenses are paid by his/her owner while the slave is expected to work for the ...
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Are white-collar crimes punishable under sharia?

White-collar crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals. ... Typical white-collar crimes could possibly include fraud, bribery, ...
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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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Is a Christian allowed to perform Hajj according to Sharia law?

Yes, I know that non-muslims can't enter Mecca and Medina (in theory). But it is on the current state law of Saudi Arabia. What says the Sharia about this? Could a Christian enter these cities, and ...
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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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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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Is it true that “pregnancy is seen in sharia as like an illness”?

In a YouTube video by Islam On Demand, Are Women Deficient? - Hamza Yusuf, we have the following quote: There's some aspect of the group, or of the, uh, individual, or in this case of the gender, ...
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Can a man have up to four wives?

I am asking this question since many people used to ask me this question and even comment sometimes that "being a Muslim you have full freedom and can have four marriages OR four wives". Can someone ...
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Which major scholars say that enforcement of sharia is not the duty of lay Muslims?

The Sharia Wikipedia page used to say: Some Salafist suggest that enforcement of sharia under the Hisbah doctrine is the sacred duty of all Muslims, not just rulers. By "Some Salafist", the ...
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Is talaq complete when they can both agree to get back together before three months?

My uncle secretly married someone then divorced her after we caught him. All matters aside, importantly their contract says he/she can come back to her at any time if they both agree again and this ...
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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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What is the punishment of bestiality in Islam?

Islamqa.org says it's tazir: Bestiality is absolutely unlawful and a major crime in Islam. This needs no explanation. The tradition related by Ibn `Abbas merely affirms that there is no penal ...
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Is sex by couples married under nikah mut'ah interpreted as zina in Sunni Islam, and punishable under Sharia?

Nikah al-mut'ah is a type of marriage permitted in Twelver Shia Islam, where the duration of the marriage and the mahr must be specified and agreed upon in advance. ... Sunni Muslims, and within ...
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What happens if someone fails to not sleep for three days as punshment for a sin after making an oath?

Suppose someone makes a promise to Allah (swt) not to sleep for 3 days as a punishment for a sin and ask Allah (swt) not to forgive him if he break it. While he tried not to sleep, he could not ...
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What is ruling for Blasphemy in Islam? [duplicate]

I have heard from sources that its death penalty. What is the actual ruling according to Sharia? Edit: A related answer on a question suggests that there is no blasphemy law scholars have derived it ...
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Should a woman who gives birth and gets divorced shortly afterwards complete her period of waiting (iddat)?

If a woman gives birth to a child but she has not had contact with her husband for 4 months during pregnancy, and 1 month after giving birth she gets divorced without a contract with him, should she ...
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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=...