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Legal effects of conversion

Converting to Islam has certain effects regarding the legal status of the convert in sharia. He is no longer a kafir, burial rites are to be read according to Islamic tradition, inheritance changes, ...
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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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How much information should be shared between potential husband and wife before nikkah?

Suppose a girl has issues with her monthly cycle and she took some hormone treatment to fix it and she is satisfied with the treatment. However she walks into marriage without sharing this detail with ...
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What are the characteristics of 'illal (criteria) that distinguish them from hikam (benefits)?

This question raised the point that it is hard to distinguish the term 'illah (criterion, Arabic: عله) from hikmah (benefit, Arabic: حكمه) when it comes to ahkām al-fiqh (rulings of jurisprudence, ...
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Filling gaps in rows once namaz has commenced

Can someone please shed some light on what should be done if space becomes free in front of you once namaaz has commenced. I have noticed ,especially in tarawee prayer gaps/space in the front rows ...
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Is vaginoplasty after childbirth to improve my husband's sexual pleasure permissible?

After having a child (where the delivery was normal) my husband is having a hard time fulfilling his sexual desire with me; not because of outward appearance, but during sex when he is inside me. ...
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Is ablution performed correct when a person wear an oil on a head?

I search and in a Quran (Holy Book of Muslims) I find this Ayat. (4:3) "O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your ...
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what is the Islamic point of view about taking balance as loan in cell phones?Does that count in interest?

When we take loans, a particular network provides us loans but then they deduct more credit after we recharge.
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is there any complete list of sana'a manuscript difference with current Qur'an, in terms of meaning?

I came accross Sana'a publication by Sadeghi (Sana'a and The Origins of Qur'an), but he only conclude some example of textual variation with standard qur'an. Table 1 gives a few examples, in ...
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Praying outside a mosque following an Imam, even if there's space inside the mosque?

This is an additional question to my former post: What are the rulings of praying and follwing an Imam from outside a mosque when the mosque is crowded? In hot days I witnessed during the taraweeh ...
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What exactly do shia scholars mean with 'aql (intellect)? Explain with examples!

Even if the meaning is to some extent clear from "How Aql is different from Qiyas?" but a clear example or two to make clear how this source of fiqh is applied would be very helpful to understand it ...
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Can I make dua for the past?

I don't know if this makes sense but: What if I desperately pray and say "O Allah!, please make sure that my laptop wasn't hacked at that time (in the past)". As Allah knows everything about our ...
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What are the dominant rulings for alcoholic content in food in each of the Sunni madhahib?

Note: This post is intended to provide a canonical answer for a common class of questions The forbiddance of drinking khamr is is well-known in Sunni Islam, based primarily on the following Qur'anic ...
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When did the Jews/Christians go wrong?

It is my understanding that the reason God needed to deliver a teaching to Mohammed in the first place is because the Jews and Christians irredeemably strayed from the teachings of Moses and Jesus. ...
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Can I work for as a software engineer for a company that also does pornography?

I am a software engineer in India and striving Muslim. Recently I got new job offer from a company and after all the legal clarification, I accepted the job offer. But recently I heard from my friend ...
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Is it halal to select an exchange rate to benefit my salary?

I am working in a company where I need to submit the daily expense bills in the system for my salary. My company has fixed my salary (e.g. 10000 Yen/month) and they says that my bills should not ...
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The significance of ayahs beginning with “Say”

Has there been scholarly discussion of the significance (or subtlety) of the ayahs beginning with "Say"? For example: Say: He is Allah, the One! (112:1) versus All praise is due to Allah, the ...
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What will happen to the people who disregarded all the prophets' miracles as magic?

We know that many prophets performed miracles and many people didn't believe these prophets because they thought it was all magic. But will Allah punish these people? Why would Allah punish them in ...
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Is it OK to teach banking related subjects in school?

Is teaching interest based banking system in school allowed for a Muslim teacher?
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Offering Jummah in house because it dangerous going outside

Is it allowed to offer Jummah prayer inside the house when moving outside could be dangerous and/or life threatening? How do we know our jummah or any other prayer is being accepted? How do I make ...
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What is the Islamic ruling on writing fiction?

I was wondering about the Islamic ruling for writing fiction? If the author is talented and has a flair for writing fiction/stories, does Islam consider that as haraam? I would like to have the answer ...
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Are Christian images of Jesus sacrilege?

If Islam prohibits depicting prophets, and consider Jesus a prophet (although not the biggest one), are all these images of Jesus in Christian hands some kind of sacrilege?
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On what basis do Shi'a Muslims claim that a marriage is valid even if done in the absence of witnesses?

AsSalam Aalykum. I am aware of the fact that a Sunni marriage will not be considered valid if there are no witnesses for the marriage. As far as I know, there are ahadith which stress on the ...
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Understanding the Ruling on being in an isolated place for opposite gender

I came across this fatwa and I can understand to the point that it is forbidden to be in 'an isolated Place' in which a man and a woman will be together based on the hadiths in the fatwa . But in ...
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Is there any prescribed/Sunnah way of apologizing or saying sorry to someone?

There are certain Islamic terms we Muslims are to use, for example, while thanking someone we say "Jazak Allahu Khayran" and before starting something "Bismillah", intention to do something in the ...
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Earliest record of opposition towards Mawlid

As far as I've researched, the earliest record of yearly Mawlid of Nabi SAW (between 12-17 Rabi Ul Awwal) is during the 1100s initiated by the fatimids [1]. What I want to know is when they started ...
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Halloween Restrictions?

Salam, I have been looking into Halloween and found out that it's haram to celebrate it which makes perfect sense. However I have a few questions regrading its restrictions: 1) If my friend gives me ...
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How much should I pay as Sadaqah Fitr?

I know the following hadith: The Prophet (ﷺ) ordered (Muslims) to give one Sa' of dates or one Sa' of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr. The people rewarded two Mudds of wheat as equal to that. https:/...
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What is the source of the narration of Uthman ibn Affan letting his slave tweak his ear in retaliation, and is it authentic?

روى أن عثمان بن عفان رضي الله عنه دَعَك أُذُن عَبْدٍ له على ذنب فعله ، ثم قال له بعد ذلك : تقدم واقرص أذني ، فامتنع العبد فألح عليه ، فبدأ يقرص بخفة ، فقال له : اقرص جيداً ، فإني لا أتحمل عذاب يوم ...
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Can you do masah / wiping on normal cotton socks?

Scholars insist that if you wish to wipe on your socks after doing wudhu by washing your feet you must wipe on leather or Sealskinz socks. Other scholars say any socks are OK such as everyday cotton ...
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Is mental health treatment sufficient to make permissible otherwise haram acts?

HHS.gov write about mental health: Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, ...
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Is it appropriate to flip a coin hoping that Allah will influence it in order to make decisions?

I sometimes flip a coin to make decisions and think that Allah (swt) would influence the coins landing so that I can make the right decision. Is this right, wrong, haram?
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Was the Imam talking about Barzakh or Day of Judgment?

I read this question. I have often heard the Imam of my local mosque say the following: During Ramdan and on the day of Eid, many people will be released from Hell by the mercy of Allah. Also that, ...
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Is arbitrage betting haram?

Sometimes betting companies (who are of course bad) offer special promotions which gives you the chance to do arbitrage betting, meaning that it is possible to bet such that you win the same amount of ...
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From when and which perspective did Imam and Mu'addhin of Masjid start to get paid?

As far I know, in the age of Nabi (sm.), sahabi (ra.), tabeyin (rh.), tabe-tabeyin (rh.), there was no instance of paying Imam and Muajjin (Muadhin/Muezzin) of Masajid. But now-a-days, we see, in ...
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Are Uighur parties involving music and dancing permissible?

Uighurs usually have parties and such when a relative of a friend or a traveller comes and leaves for a visit. Of course, all relatives and friends are invited. All males sit on a table and discuss ...
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Are credit card users entitled to zakat due to debt?

I have a close relative who on the slightest pretext swipes the credit card to make payments of purchases or medical bills. Due to which this family is constantly under debt. Can we relatives help ...
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Is it haram to get to seek information for an exam from somebody who already took the exam?

Is it haram to get to seek information for an exam from somebody who already took the exam? For example, me and my friend both took the same math exam. however she took it before me. Is it islamically ...
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Is motherhood the defined position for women?

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Our religion (Islam) has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood Is this true?
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If I apply oil on my hair then is my ablution valid or not?

If I apply oil on my hair then is my ablution valid or not? I've searched this from 3 to 4 days but I can't find a proper answer which satisfy me.
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Are there commentaries of Hadith collections outside the 7 most known books?

When we check the hadith literature we may find out that commentators in first place focussed on the two sahihs and al-Muwatta' which for which one may find much more than ten known (or famous and ...
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Is joining Maghrib and Isha salah together everyday for 2 months allowed?

In summer, around May 20 to July 20, the twilight in the sky doesn't disappear or disappears very late, after midnight. It was narrated from 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allah be pleased with ...
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What is the wisdom behind hiding adultery between spouses?

What is the wisdom behind hiding adultery between spouses? I know we aren't supposed to advertise our sins, but regarding hiding something as big as adultery, which is one of the biggest ways to ...
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When calculating moon phases and prayer times found acceptance among the scholars?

After posting the question Are questions on the historical inauguration of some "utilities" or "methods" on topic? on meta I finally decided to ask ask it here: I'm pretty sure ...
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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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If two men could have a baby (e.g. via stem cells), would it be haram?

This is new research that could take a stem cell and make it into a sperm or an egg. So, it's plausible that we could take the stem cell from one man and make that into an egg and fertilize the egg ...
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Is it haram to read copyrighted books online?

Is it haram to read copyrighted books online? I want to read a book but it isn't available in my language, only in Japanese (not manga). However, there is an English fan translation on the internet. ...
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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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Islamic investments

I've been reading about the Islamic stock market and have been looking at some of the companies in some of the Islamic indexes and/or Islamic funds. I have noticed that they include companies which ...
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Is it obligatory to Pay Previous Zakaat after clearing off Debts

I would like to know if the below information is true or not. I have heard this from one of my friend and she claims that she has got this info from reliable sources like Peace TV, well known and ...

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