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How does Islam view atheists?

Someone who is not willing to believe in Islam and is not willing to have anything to do with religious matters. How does Islam regard such a person?
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What were the obligations of prayer before Hijra?

There are numerous well-known obligations to prayer, as established throughout the hadith literature, including rulings on the form of prayer, the daily number of prayers, praying in congregation, and ...
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What does one do when one is new to Islam, and does not know what to say in Salat?

I heard a lecture once by a scholar, he said that if one is new to Islam, and does not know what to say during Salat (new to it) then that person can say Tasbeeh in the place of the surahs until they ...
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Can one pray home when it is raining heavy?

The following hadiths says that prophet himself allowed men to pray at home when the weather conditions was adverse. But in my knowledge Muslim do not follow it today. I have never heard a single call ...
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Does laughing at something kufr on TV make me a kafir?

I have watched a Turkish TV show/movie that might have been talking a little bit about علمانية (secularism), however some funny things happened in this show (stuff that has nothing to do with Kufr), ...
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What is the appearance of humans in Jannah (Paradise)?

I heard in a bayan that the age of men in jannah will be 33 and women will be 18 and their height will be nearly 60 feet. What wil be the appearance of people in paradise? Please, post some ...
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In Islam, should an undergraduate care about general education courses in Western universities?

In the Western universities, students supposed to learn things unrelated to their major. What is Islamic perspective on this?
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How to continue salat if one joins the jamaat late, and imam performs a sajd-e-sahw?

I would like to know, how do we continue the salat if we have joined the jamaat late and few rakats have missed, and the imam performs a sajd-e-sahw ? Should I also perform the sajd-e-sahw, and get ...
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Fish not Permissible - "Kanta" (Shia view)

I have a Shi'a co-worker. Recently, our team planned a team lunch, and he mentioned that he doesn't eat fish, because of something called "kanta" (in Urdu). He said it's due to certain communities/...
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Is there an authentic source for the hadith where the Prophet and Ali ibn Abi Talib joke about eating dates?

On another page, where the question asks if the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used humour in his daily life, one user gave a very nice answer, but I wanted to clarify something: The date incident that has ...
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Who keeps the gates of Heaven?

In Christian tradition (and popular culture), the role of keeper of the Pearly Gates is often taken by Simon Peter, one of the companions of Jesus who was reportedly given "the keys of the kingdom of ...
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How does Islam prove the existence of the life of the world to come?

I have a question: What is the basis for the Islam belief in the World to Come? i asked same question here: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23376/2188
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Reading/listening Quran in another language [duplicate]

My question is regarding the recitation and listening of the Quran and it's benefits: I have searched myself of course, but I did not find an answer to my question so far so insha-Allah I will get it ...
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Will God protect the Kabba himself?

God in Sura Feel 105 talks about small birds destroying the army of Abraha by dropping small stones on them. But the black stone was stolen from Kabba in 930 and recovered after a 20 years later. Some ...
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If Allah has no wants/needs, why do anything? [duplicate]

I'm a little confused about the following We know that Allah does not want/need our worship: O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), ...
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Am I eligible to remarry now?

I am a 29 years old female residing in Karachi, Pakistan. I applied for Khula from my ex husband in August 2012 but before the judgement of the khula took place, he sent me a divorce deed on the 11th ...
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Why is Jesus predicting his death and raising to life in Sura 19?

My question falls under the 'those interested in learning more about Islam' category, so please forgive any naivety in my question here. I've read the majority of the Quran, and I've always been ...
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What can one do when one is married but loves someone else?

While some other religions have less attention to the borders of family, and so most non-Muslim men can shake hands or kiss other women (the same for women), Islam has stronger laws to save borders of ...
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What is the recommended age for marriage, Shia view?

Is late marriage good for boys and girls? What is Islam Commands? What is God (Islam) Solution? I ask for Shia view.
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Does the evil eye only affect muslims?

I've been taught and I have also read that the evil eye is real. What I don't understand is that there are many many extremely rich and wealthy non Muslims, who many many people will envy. Why don't ...
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In witr, can you read a dua other than Dua qunoot?

Do you have to read dua qunoot in witr or are there any other duas you can read? My grandmother has told me that you can recite any dua, where you are asking Allah for help but I have also heard that ...
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Why didn't Shariah law take a lead role in abolishing slavery compared to non-Islamic political systems?

Looking at the abolition of slavery time line, Islamic countries such as Oman, UAE, Yemen and Saudi Arabia kept slavery legal up until the 1960s, despite non-Islamic countries taking a lead role a ...
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Is there a link between the magicians in Egypt and their names Jannes and Jambres (as in the Bible)?

In the Bible, there is a story from Paul: 2 Timothy 3:8 ESV Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the ...
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Did the Quran ever mention Universe?

I am intrigued by the world السماواتthat is often used in Holy Quran to describe God creation of skies and the earth. In arabic السماوات means skies, which is not the same as Universe. Sky is the ...
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What were the criteria for validating a qira'a?

As is known, there are a number of variant readings (i.e. qira'at) of the Qur'an. Even when these readings have (minor) differences of meaning between them, they are all considered equally valid by ...
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Authenticity and meaning of Hadeeth Saqalein (ثقلین)?

Sahih Muslim Book 31, Number 5920: Yazid b. Hayyan reported, I went along with Husain b. Sabra and 'Umar b. Muslim to Zaid b. Arqam and, as we sat by his side, Husain said to him: Zaid. you ...
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Were there any other religions before Islam that their followers should convert to Islam? [closed]

You could imagine that with the advent of a new religion, any followers of the last religion would be required to convert to the new religion. Which followers of which religion converted to Islam, ...
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Is it halal to loan out money which people save in your bank?

Original idea from here. My question is, is it halal to loan out money which people save in your bank? Let's say we have an online website. People can 'lend' money to the website (no interest), and ...
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Would wiping the neck in wudu' be considered makrooh or bid'ah?

All the Ahadith saying to wipe the neck in Wudu are either Da'if (Weak) or Maudoo' (Fabricated). So, would wiping the backside of the neck in Wudu' be considered Makrooh as all the Madhahib say ...
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Age of Ayesha (AS) at marriage?

What was the actual age of Ayesha (AS) when married to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)? EDIT: The too young age (6, 9 etc) is criticized most by Non-Muslims. According to other sources Ayesha's age was: ...
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What is the purpose of the "sections" of each daily prayer?

I have been looking at the Sunni > Hanafi > Deoband version of Islam. They say that the following prayers should be offered by all adults every day: Fajr 4 rakha (2 rakha sunnah, and 2 rakha fardh) ...
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What is the Iddah period for an old lady?

According to Wikipedia: Iddah is, the period, three months after a divorce and four months and ten days after the death of a spouse, is calculated on the number of menses that a woman has. Iddah ...
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Arabic broken plurals and other plurals

In the Arabic languange, there are two forms of plural: one of them is the broken plural, and the other is rafa' plural according to a combination. For example, in the Qur'an, both kuffarun and ...
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Would we go blind if we look up to the sky in Salat?

There are Ahadith which mentions the Prophet (May Peace and Blessings be upon Him) saying that those who look up at the sky during salat will have their sight taken from them. Some books in which ...
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Is praying one rak'ah witr after Isha' prayer ok?

What are the orders of praying 1 rak'ah witr after the Isha' prayer? I know they are 3 rak'at, ut is it allowed to offer 1 rak'ah too? I have seen Ahl-Hadees praying in this way, they offer 4 Farz, 2 ...
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Why does Nawawi's Forty Hadith contain 42 ahadith?

"An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith" has always been my favorite book of ahadith; it was the first one I ever bought and remains highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the fundamentals of Islam. ...
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How do (Sunni) people choose their madh-hab?

There are now several school of thoughts (madh-habs) in Islam. They are following different Imams and the method of practicing the religion is slightly different. Basically the question is how people ...
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What is the Sunnah in drinking Zam-Zam water?

According to the Sunnah what's the etiquette of drinking Zam-Zam water? For example, do we have to sit, stand, etc.?
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How do you perform Sajda Tilawat? (Prostration of Recitation)

What is the proper procedure for performing Sajda Tilawah?
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Is the brother in law (sister's husband) a mahram in Islam?

I recently came upon mahrams in Islam. I know that some of the mahrams are clearly mentioned in the Quran as Allah says in Surat al-Noor (24:31): Sahih International And tell the believing women to ...
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Do Muslims celebrate Christmas?

Although the role and importance of Jesus may be seen very differently, Islam does recognize the existence of Jesus of Nazareth and even give him some critical acclaim as a prophet. However, do they ...
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What does "السلام عليكم أيها النبي" actually mean?

When I first learnt how to pray salat, I was taught as part of the tashahud to recite the phrase "السلام عليكم أيها النبي." I am hardly fluent in Arabic, but my translation of the above is basically "...
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Islamic view on exercise

Is there any Hadith that discusses the importance of exercise, its benefits and what kind of exercise is considered good, etc.?
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Islamic way of visiting the toilet

I would like to know if there are any Hadith that recommend what kind of toilets one must use. Such as Western toilets (Water closet) or Squat toilets.
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Is romantic love permissible before marriage?

Love is an uncontrollable feeling.* It may happen blindly. My questions are: Is it allowed in Islam? Can a guy and girl fall in love with one another before marriage? What if you love someone with ...
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Is "Christmas" were seen as secular (rather than religious), would it be acceptable to celebrate it?

I understand that many (most?) Muslims prefer not to really celebrate Christmas, due to conflicting religious views. However, in truth Christmas is a composite event, of secular (arguably: ...
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What is the wisdom behind the prohibition of creating portraits? (Sunni View)

Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) visited me after returning from a journey, and I had a shelf with a thin cloth curtain hanging ...
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Is it permitted to make insurance claims?

I've read fatwas about how insurance generally is haraam, however, if you live in countries where certain insurances are legally required, that type of insurance is not haraam. For example, car ...
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Can we be cursed by another person?

I have been having problems with my family recently, mostly stemming from my brother's new wife who has, since her marriage, become increasingly antagonistic toward us. It is now at the point where ...
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Do step by step instructions exist on how to perform the purest supplication?

I originally had a question about: Quran - 40/60: Call upon Me; I will respond to you. What I wanted to know was, how do you go about calling Allah? It seems I have found the answer: Quran - 2/...
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