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Is God an Abstract Idea?

Assalamu Alaikum ya Ikhwan, May Allah forgive me if I'm asking a sinful question. Is this statement "God is Abstract idea" even remotely correct or is it clear cut Kufr? Definitions of abstract : ...
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Differences Within Religion [closed]

As-salamu alaykum brothers and sisters of Islam. I had query something that is dividing my friends and making them lose their bonds so i humbly request to be tolerant and impartial in your opinions ...
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Does Allah change from the state of happiness(of being pleased) to the state of anger?

There is a famous Hadith about the intercession of prophets on the day of judgment. And they say. Go away. My Lord is in a state of anger which he has never been like this before. Does this mean that ...
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The “Is God careful?” Question

This is a simple philosophical question yet I'm not really sure about how to explain the answer : "Is God careful?" There are only two possible truth to this "yes" and "no". I don't know which one ...
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Does Allah communicate to his people through the means of Angels in present?

There's this cousin of mine, who claims that Allah sent him a message in the form of sound. Upon asking questions about it, he said that it wasn't Allah directly speaking to him but by the means of ...
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References for Systematic Theology in Islam?

I am looking for a "systematic theology" for Islam ideally in English but Arabic would also do. This is different than the tafsir or anything like that. In this case, a systematic theology is an ...
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What is the theory of evolution in Islam? [closed]

What is the basic theory of evolution in Isalm? How can I describes the beginning of evolution after creation?
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Can the Answer to Allah be in simple Mathematics? [closed]

If maths is the truth and God is the truth then maths must explain the truth of God. The only truth that mankind knows is the universal language of truth, mathematics. 1+1=2 A governing ...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

I have formed my own perception that the Sunni interpretation of Islam is more general and cosmopolitan, where anybody from any race can enter with honour in Islam. To the contrary, Shia ...
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Why did Allah(SAW) decide to create 3 religions and not only just 1?

First there was Judaism, then Christianity and finally came Islam. All 3 of these religions are part of Islam, but not completely. Only Islam is the final complete Islam. But before Islam, ...
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If Allah S.W.T created us so he created our brains which will determine our acts and our decisions, then why we will be punished for our mistakes?

I can't stop thinking about that question since i first has been asked it from an atheist. I am a Muslim and I believe none has a 100% belief in Allah s.w.t even me, and that is because the logical ...
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Is disbelief in “free will” kufr?

I understand that the common notion is that humans have free will and that this is easily accepted in Islam. What I'm wondering is, is it necessary to believe humans (and jinns) have free will, or ...
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Does God decide when and how one dies? If one commits suicide, did God decide that earlier?

Has God decided one's age? If so, has He decided how he will die and by whom he will be killed? Suppose one commits suicide, did God decide that earlier? If so, who is to blame really?
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Flipping the Mu'tazila argument against the Quran being co-eternal with Tawheed on its head? [closed]

The Mu'tazila argued, using reason alone, that the Quran was not co-eternal with God as "God must have preceded His Word". The Mu'tazila also held Tawheed, the Oneness of God, to be fundamentally true....
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Are angels visible at the speed of light?

I was wondering if the angels are made of light, could we see them if we traveled at the speed of light?
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Is life a fair test? [closed]

Allah is fair to all of his slaves however this life is a test for all of us yet we all don't have the same amount of time on this test (Earth). Some people get longer time and they live to an older ...
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Why do Muslims believe in prophets after Malachi?

I already have studied the Torah (Old Testament) and I'm now studying the New Testament and The Holy Quran. I have a question regarding prophets. How come Muslims believe in prophets after Malachi ...
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Questioning and thinking about Allah SWT

I keep thinking about how and where Allah SWT & our Prophets (peace be upon them) would be living in this universe? I keep imagining different things about what they might be doing, how we are ...
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Does Islam have a hermetic background from ancient Babylon?

Does Islam have a hermetic background from ancient Babylon? If not, then why does it copy the philosophy and rituals from them? Especially the astrological principles laid down by that priesthood of ...
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Are there gods unworthy of worship?

I've read here that one version of the Shahada (شهادة) is There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger Does this imply that there are, or may be, gods unworthy of ...
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Is there a distinction between ruh and nafs/nafas in Islam?

This question is motivated by a comment by the user @Ali here that says that ruh is a spirit that God gave Adam and every human from birth, while nafs is the soul. I am interested to know if this ...
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What theological and historical factors distinguish Ibadi Islam from either Shia or Sunni schools?

I'm learning much about the division of Shia and Sunni Islam from this wonderful primer by the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm understanding the main divisions resulting from the succession question ...
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Can Allah change the past? [duplicate]

If we ask Allah to remove something from our past like it never happened, can He do that? I know Allah works in ways we couldn't even imagine.
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Does All-Mighty Allah has a particular shape? (Sahih al-Bukhari Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition)

The following Hadith is narrated in the book of Towhid of Sahih al-Bukhari:(Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition) حدثنا عبدالعزیز ابن عبدالله: حدثنا ابراهیم بن سعد عن ابن شهاب عن عطاء بن یزید ...
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Is Allah [swt] the creator of both good and evil?

I was studying Surah Al-Falaq and I noticed that in the second verse, according to the translation of Sahih International, it is written: "From the evil of that which He created". Is Allah [swt] the ...
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Heaven and Hell

My question is that if my bad deed surpasses my good deed then why do I go to hell since Allah already knows what good deed and bad deed I'm going to do before I die? Since Allah has already delegated ...
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Is the existence of the world a miracle?

Miracles are used generally in theological/religious contexts; outside of them they're seen as either rationally explicable as signifiers of theological truths that are uncovered by hermeneutics of ...
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The concept of Eternity in Islam

What is the concept of eternity in Islam? In Surah Ikhlas (112) it is said that: (1)Say Allah is One. (2)Allah the eternal refuge. (3)He neither begets nor is He begotten. (4)And no ...
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Exclusivity of salvation in Islam

Does Islam claim to have a unique claim to the truthful religion? Is there a difference of opinion within Islam on the answer to this question?
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Is someone who is unable to believe in Allah a heretic?

Suppose someone really truly wants to believe in Allah, but is simply unable to. Even after much trying and learning, he still is simply unable to believe in God. Would that person be considered a ...
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Is Satan evil or just doing his job?

Is Satan inherently evil, or is he simply fulfilling the role that God gave him to attempt to lead people astray so that they can have the accomplishment of overcoming him? Or is he something else ...
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How does Islamic Theology solve the problem of evil that so plagues Christian Theology?

The problem of evil: How does an infinitely merciful & compassionate Allah create an evil Shaitan to plague us every day of our lives?
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Who are the guardians of Mecca according to Shia theology?

I was looking at the interpretation of this verse from a Shia perspective But why should Allah not punish them while they obstruct [people] from al-Masjid al- Haram and they were not its guardians? ...
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Can you call on and worship Allah without knowing His name?

I've just answered a question, and then posted this comment: If your asking is Allah the universe then no, Allah is seated upon his throne, i.e. islam does not claim Allah is omnipresent. If you ...
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What is the difference between a Prophet and an Imam according to Shi'ite theology?

So, with my elementary readings in Shi’ite theology, specifically the Ithnā‘ashariyyah or the Twelver Shi'a branch, I couldn't differentiate between a Prophet and a Shi'ite Imam. The Prophets are ...
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Why did Allah create us?

Please give reasons for why Allah created us. If it is for 'ibadah (worship), were the angels not enough? If it is for testing us, doesn't Allah know already who will be in Paradise and who will be in ...