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Was the prophet sinless?

There seems to be a commonly held belief that the prophet Muhammad (and the prophets in general) are somehow protected from ever committing any sin. I have seen nothing in the Qur'an to suggest this, ...
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Do homosexuals avoid zina in the same way?

If someone is born homosexual, with completely no interest in those of the same sex, how would the laws/guidelines on approaching zina affect them? For example, would it be haraam for a homosexual ...
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What is the Muslim definition of sin?

What is the Muslim definition and concept of sin? Is sin a state of being? Is sin an action? Can one sin accidentally? Can one sin by thought or only by deed?
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Will everyone be punished?

Everyone has sinned and we sin all the time so will we be punished for these sins? Or will we enter heaven without a punishment if we repent out sins?
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Why should a person who disbelieves after becoming Muslim be executed?

Why is a person who is either born Muslim or who has accepted Islam later in life not allowed to change their religion? I have also heard that, in this case, the ruling for women would not be the same ...
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Am I commiting a sin by living in the UK?

In the Qu'ran, it says “Verily, as for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), ...
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Do sunni Muslims believe that Jesus was the only person without sin and fault [duplicate]

In this answer, the OP states that Jesus is the only prophet with the honor of being called sinless. If this is true, according to sacred texts, why does he have that honor? What was the purpose of ...
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Is this compulsory for a Muslim to obey all the government rules in a non-Islamic country

By non-Islamic, I mean a country that is not ruled according to Shariah. Not necessarily non-Muslim-majority. For example, my country, Bangladesh, is a Muslim-majority country, but not a Islamic ...
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What kinds of sin does hadith rejection lead to (if any)?

It is accepted that not all ahadith are authentic. One example is: What did Prophet Muhammad mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"? It is sensible, therefore, to reject some ahadith. ...
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What do we do about evil thoughts striking our heart? Will we be held accountable for them?

Sometimes in my heart I say things I don't want to say. Is Allah going to hold me accountable for these? What can we do about bad/illicit thoughts striking our heart?
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Is adultery better than backbiting?

From this answer to the question What is backbiting and what kinds of speech are considered backbiting, I learn that backbiting is worse than committing adultery in Islam. If that's the case, does it ...
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If somebody commits some major sins and after a long time he/she is deeply ashamed of that and feels uncomfortable, what should he/she do?

What is the proper way to get back to a normal life after committing some major sins? If somebody commits some major sins and after a long time he/she is deeply ashamed of that and feels ...
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Will Allah forgive us for a sin that we commit knowing that it is haram?

Will Allah forgive us for a sin that we commit knowing that it is haram but we plan to ask for forgiveness later? For example, I know what I am about to do is haram but I have a plan to ask for Allah'...
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Why should Islam be given special treatment when it comes to religious sensitivity? [closed]

For the sake of full disclosure, I am a former muslim turned atheist and am asking this because I genuinely would like to see how muslims justify what is happening at the moment. As a former muslim ...
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What is the difference between إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة which refer to sin?

There are a number of Arabic words in Quran that refer to sin like: إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة. I am looking for the difference between them and their usage.
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Jesus was the only man since Adam born free of sin?

My comparative religions teacher says that Muslims believe that Jesus was the only man since Adam to be born free of sin. I thought that there was no doctrine of original sin in Islam. How can every ...
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Degrees of sinfulness

There are different levels of sinfulness associated with different acts; there are minor sins (sagha'ir), major sins (kaba'ir), and destructive sins. I'm wondering whether there is some comparison to ...
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What should a son do if he knows that his mother has committed a crime?

What should a son do if he knows that his mother has committed a crime? For example, the mother is accused of stealing a baby and falsifying documents. She is sued and the son gives a large amount of ...
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What are the major sins in Islam?

How many majors sins are there? Are there seven or seventy major sins?
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How does harm to honour and reason fall under the adage “necessity make forbidden things permissible”?

Islam Q&A write: Among the basic principles of Islamic sharee’ah, on which the scholars are agreed, is that cases of necessity make forbidden things permissible. ... Necessity means ...
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Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law?

Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law? Does it matter whether violating the law would cause the person to die naturally (for example, eating pork while ...
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ِDid Prophet Muhammad sin? If so, what was that?

In the Qur'an, Allah instructs Muhammad to ask forgiveness for his sin So know, [O Muhammad], that there is no deity except Allah and ask forgiveness for your sin and for the believing men and ...
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What are the implications for a child's (future) sins if they fall ill?

TLDR: What, if anything, are the implications for a child's (future) sins, if any, if they fall ill? The rest of my question is a preamble and axioms for my assumptions. In Islam, children are ...
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Does being racist take you out of the fold of Islam?

My question is, does racism or hatred of another community, take you out of the fold of Islam, or is it a major sin? Can you provide some scholarly sources and opinions on this matter?
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Would we be able to do haram things in jannah?

I wanted to know if it would be OK to do haram in heaven (e.g. drink alcohol) because you have followed all the rules that Allah has given you and gotten to paradise so now you can do whatever you ...
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ًWhat are the sins that was stated in Duaa Kumail?

In Duaa Kumail ben Ziad you can read this: اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتي تَهْتِكُ الْعِصَمَ، اَللّـهُمَّ اغْفِـرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتي تُنْزِلُ النِّقَمَ، اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ...
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What is the greatest sin in Islam?

You can do adultery or murder but what in Islam is the worst sin you can do? Or is it not believing in God/Allah?
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Sunni and Shia Islam class different things as sin; who would be a sinner if only one of them is correct?

I keep thinking about why Sunni and Shia and other muslim communities have different opinion about different issues which makes them very difficult for us to follow right path. Let's take example. ...
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Does the process of repentance differ significantly based on the sin?

The question How does one repent in Islam? asks about repenting from sins in general. I attempted to answer it, and the general conclusion was basically: Sincerely ask for forgiveness. Perform good ...
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Is it true that Allah forgives all sins except those who expose them?

I’ve read a lot on the internet that Allah forgives all sins except those who expose them. Is this 100% true?
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What happens if you don't pray 5 times a day?

When I was living on campus at uni there were a lot of Muslim international students who were living there too. They were really proud of their Muslim identity but they didn't seem to follow the rules ...
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Is suicide a worse sin than murder? According to who?

A quote, which I believe is from QuestionsOnIslam.com, popped up on the Islam Means Peace Facebook page. It included the following snippet: Committing suicide is a grave sin which is forbidden by ...
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Which sins are related to Satan? Which sins are related to carnal soul (Nafs-al-Ammarah)?

As you know, the carnal soul or man's animalistic layer (Nafs-al-Ammarah): is summarized in lust, carnal desires, and anger[1] . This internal inclination and state of Nafs(soul) is termed by the ...
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Do I have the right to marry individually in the manner I desire, against the will of my parents?

I am a born Muslim living in Canada. Six months from now, me and my 3 siblings are about to get married. My father claims that the marriage will be 'Islamic' but wants to spend thousands on dresses of ...
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Why do sins always seem delicious and attractive?

Why do Sins always seem attractive, like its far easy to tell lie but not truth. because some time truth hurts people. It's difficult to say prayer but easy to watch movie. A person even try to ...
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What is an acceptable legitimate cause for killing a human being in Islam?

On this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal#Animals Muslims In Islam, killing a human being is not permissible without a legitimate cause. Especially killing a Muslim person, ...
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Why is murder considered a major sin when taking and giving life is only in the hands of Allah?

Murder is considered as a Major Sin in Islam, because taking and giving life is only in the hands of Allah. (Please correct me if I am wrong.) Anything that happens has to be according to the will ...
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On judgement day, will your sins be exposed and judged in front of everyone?

On judgement day, when Allah judges you, is it just between you and Him, or will He expose and judge your sins in front of everyone?
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Why is homosexuality considered a sin? [duplicate]

I'm a Muslim and I know Allah wants the best for us, however I really want to know why is homosexuality considered a sin and wrong. People say because it's a choice and etc, but I've yet to see a ...
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Does Allah forgive every sin?

There are different kind of sins, but if you repent honestly then Allah will forgive you, right? Still, are there any sins that Allah will never forgive?
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Do actions (kissing, touching, etc) which could lead to zina (sex before marriage) count as a major sin?

People often talk of major and minor sins, minor being those which may be forgiven due to good deeds and regular prayer, etc, while major are those that one must repent for with sincerity for ...
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How does one repent in Islam?

Everybody sins from time to time, either intentionally or unintentionally. When we discover that we have sinned, is there any way to make up for having committed that sin? If so, how do we do that? ...
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Is it okay if we commit a sin with a clean intention?

I'm really confused about a hadith إِنَّمَا الأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّةِ which means Actions are (only) dependent upon their intentions. Does it mean if we have a clean intention, we can do ...
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Would a non-Muslim sin if he proclaimed himself a Muslim for the sake of solidarity?

For those interested, I'll also be asking this question on Christianity.SE and Mi Yodeya (with respect to those religions). In recent rallies, protesting what is perceived as bigoted policies by ...
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Should a woman avoid getting married out of fear of becoming a rebellious wife?

A Wife's Rebellion Against Her Husband is major sin 47 in al-Dhahabi's Major Sins (pdf). Generally, this is interpreted as meaning any sharia-compliant instruction: Obedience is the first right ...
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Sin and punishment for using sex toys?

What kind of sin is using adult sex toys and what will be punishment in afterlife for that? Is it same as fornication? Mentioned that for someone who does masturbating, would it be more ...
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Are all my deeds not accepted now?

This YouTube video This Sin May Erase All Your Good Deeds! — Scary Hadith quotes a hadith that says when I transgress the limits while being aware Allah SWT is watching, my deeds are deleted. My ...
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Is it a sin to miss salah because of sleep nowadays?

Al-Bukhaari (570) and Muslim (681) narrated from Abu Qataadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was with some of his companions on a journey,...
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Can we formulate our own Tafseer from our understanding of Qur'an?

Narrated Jundab bin 'Abdullah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever says (something) about the Qur'an according to his own opinion and he is correct, yet he has committed a mistake." And ...
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Is it Islamic belief “Hate the sin, not the sinner”?

or is there something else that is opposite or similar to it... From all the teachings i have received the rule I'd say is Islamic is do what's the best. Basically people change so labelling someone ...