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Questions about Islamic terms, the ways they are used, and what they mean.

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What is the difference between the different formulations used in describing how a hadith was transmitted?

In hadith books we may read in the narrator chain how and via whom a hadith was transmitted. I wonder if different formulations indicate different ways of transmission here some examples we may find: ...
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What exactly is takfir (declaration of disbelief)?

Wikipedia writes: Takfir or takfeer (Arabic: تكفير‎ takfīr) is... one Muslim declaring another Muslim as a non-believer (kafir). Takfir, Wikipedia I had thought this definition was clear and ...
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Does the word “infidel” have any significance in Islam?

Infidel (literally "unfaithful") is a term used in certain religions for those accused of unbelief in the central tenets of their own religion, for members of another religion, or for the irreligious. ...
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What are the Arsh and Kursi of Allah?

What are the Arsh and Kursi of Allah? How are they different from each other?
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Who are the Madeans? [closed]

Giving the fact that there are more than 4 Holy Books (Psalms, Torah, Injeel, Quran) but not named; besides Jews and Christians, which nations in the Quran can be considered as the people of the book....
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Are sins and bad deeds the same or different?

Are sins and bad deeds the same or different? I wonder if they are or not, because on the day of judgement, God will weigh up our good and bad deeds, but are bad deeds the same as sins?
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Is it wrong for a Muslim to say hallelujah?

I have searched about both the literal and religious meaning and context of the word "Hallelujah", and I learned it is a Hebrew word, meaning "praise to God". Is it okay for a Muslim to say ...
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Why are muslims sometimes called musselman? [closed]

Is this just simply a corruption of muslim? Or is there a more interesting story behind it?
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What does Shurooq means?

when I used console-mode time prayer for my Ubuntu, there about was called Shurooq. One thing that I know about it that it 's shown time before allowed to held duha prayer. Are there another else ...
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Madhab of the salaf and the 4 madahib (Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanbali, Hanafi)

Salamo3alaykom, I don't understand when scholars refer to something as "madhabu as-Salaf u Saalih". Aren't the Madahib 4 which are already known? I don't want to discredit the biggest scholars of this ...
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Why don't we say Mashallah 33 times?

It's quite normal to say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar 33 times after daily prayers; see e.g. this question. I'm wondering why we don't likewise say Mashallah ("God has willed") 33 ...
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What if Allah freed one of his slaves? [closed]

We are all slaves of Allah, but what if he decided to free someone very noble who asked to be freed? What would happen to that person, if he decided not to continue to serve Allah as his servant? What ...
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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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What is the literal meaning of word Tafsir and where from it originates?

Tafseer is interpreted as the explanation of Quranic Verses. What is the litral meaning of word tafseer and its origin.Explain on the basis of historical background.
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Meanings of the word Islam [duplicate]

What is the base of the Word Islam, it is Is and Lam combined, meaning Peace, it is P-e-ace, and what does it represents, can any one translate the word in its essence please.
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What is the antonym for the word 'kafir' in Urdu? [closed]

I want to know the appropriate word for antonym/opposite for 'Kafir'