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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 there a narration about the following story related to the Day of Judgement?

It goes along the lines of what is mentioned in a lecture and on the internet, which is not the Hadith mentioned in Sahih Muslim (190a), but is still somehow similar to this following narration (if it ...
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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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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 it true that to be a faithful Muslim woman, I cannot hold a job?

Assalamualaikum, For years, I have been taught that, according to Islam, it is better for Muslim girls to stay at home. Girls should not go outside without the permission of their parents or husband. ...
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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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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://sunnah....
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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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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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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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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 piracy a form of theft for the purposes of fiqh?

From this question What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?, the OP writes: It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question Where does Islam stand on Internet ...
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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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Why did the creation of Earth take longer time than the creation of the Universe?

There's something in the Quran that I don't understand properly. They are from Surah Fussilat (41) verses 9 to 12: Say, "Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute ...
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Is it permissible to pursue a career in pastry and baking, if it might involve using alcohol while learning in class?

It's long been my dream to be a pastry chef. I haven't told my parents yet, but I recently told my older brother. He respected my interests, but he doesn't completely welcome the idea. He pointed out ...
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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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The obligation on dying hair

The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The Jews and the Christians do not dye (their hair) so do the opposite to them” as recorded by Al-Bukhaari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and An-Nasaa’i. Yet no ...
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Was khutbah delivered in the Arabic language in non-Arabic speaking lands during the 4 caliphs rule?

The Caliphs conquered non-muslim lands who didn't speak arabic and I assume there must have been conversions during this time as well. So, did the friday khutbah take place in arabic there or was it ...
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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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Can I open a restaurant where men and women can mix?

I want to open a restaurant in Kerala, India. Here, culturally, men and women usually have mixed gatherings and are not separated. Will I be sinning if some of these people who mix come to eat in my ...
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Join a brother late to get benefit of fard salaah in congregation

When you come into mosque late for Zuhr, and someone is busy with salah, without you knowing if he is performing Sunnah Zuhr or Fard Zuhr, can you join that person and perform your Fard Zuhr and carry ...
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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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Obligations and recommendations of sacrificial slaughter?

What are the obligatory conditions for sacrificial slaughter of animals to be valid? Also what are the Sunnah recommendations to follow? I am asking about the details relevant to the actual act of ...
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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 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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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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What is the language of the Al Lawh Al Mafooz ( The Preserved Tablet)?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, I'm assuming that the the Preserved tablet is not written in any human language. Is this correct? Please provide some references. Also, what language is the ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad SAW send blessing upon himself?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, Someone asked me a question and I didn't have a clear answer to this. Please clarify it for me. Did the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW himself read Darood E Ibrahim ...
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Why do sects insist on existing even though it is clearly forbidden?

there are some verses in the Quran which clearly prohibit to be in sects or to identify oneself as someone other than a plain muslim, so why do sects insist on existing even though it is clearly ...
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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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What if someone makes a mistake reciting Surah fatiha in prayer?

If while praying a person makes a mistake in Surah Fatiha and realizes his mistake after saying Ameen does he have to begin recitation again from the beginning or should he start from the Ayah that he ...
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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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Does hell consist of 7 levels?

In this website the author of the article claims: Hell consists of seven levels. The torment inflicted in each level is severer than the torment inflicted in the level above it. (Faraid-ul-Fawaid) ...
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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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Is using VPN haram?

I want to buy books and movies from sites that are only specific to certain areas. I want to pay but I can't. When I use VPN I can access those page and buy. Sites like hotstar, popcornflix, etc. Is ...
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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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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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If my husband takes me back, should I refund the money he gave me for the divorce?

My husband divorced me about 2 months ago. We have been discussing and he expressed the wish of taking me back. During our divorce we agreed with the sheikh of our local community that he will pay me ...

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