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Questions tagged [ummah]

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Did different ummahs have different qiblas?

We know that except for Prophet Muhammed (SAW), other Prophets were sent only for a specific time or to a particular community or location. Given that the shariah for the different Prophets might ...
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Is celebrating independence day in accordance to Islam?

Assalam o Alaikum to all my Muslim brothers, Darul uloom Deoband issued fatwa and instructed all madrasas to celebrate the independence day of the country. Now, I'm just a student of knowledge so ...
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What makes one a part of the Ummah?

According to the accepted answer in the linked question below, an ummah is " the whole community of Muslims bound together by ties of religion". But didn't earlier Prophets have their own ummah? Is ...
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Does proclaimed belief in the oneness of God bring a non-Muslim closer to the Ummah?

A person becomes Muslim by showing he believes "There is no god but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God". Given that socio-political custom is a construct of peoples' different geographic and ...
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Is everyone alive today a descendant of Prophet Adam (AS)?

There are people alive today with Neanderthal dna and other humanoid DNA. Are they considered as fully descendants of Prophet Adam? What does Islam say about the fate of human-like species who lived ...
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Why is there no longer a Caliph of the Muslim Ummah?

After the death of the Prophet (S), several Caliphs became leaders of the Muslim Ummah. I have two questions about this: Who was the last Caliph? Why is there no longer a set leader of the Muslim ...