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Is it obligatory in islam to continue to have more children when you can't provide for your existing children?

I heard somewhere that you should never stop having children based on wealth. I.e. if you hardly have any money to provide for your family, you should not let this stop you from having more and more ...
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Does The Quran specifically mention orbit when referring to sun and moon?

In answering this question, this verse 21:33 is used which has the translation of And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are ...
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Whence came PBUH?

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His ...
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To whom do we add the suffix (SAW)?

Prompted from this discussion, there are various opinions as to who we are allowed to add the suffix sallah Allahu allehe wa salam. Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that ...
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How old is earth in Islam?

How old is earth in Islam? Is it age of earth in Islam near ~5000 years old or Islam shares scientific point of view of earth age?
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Why are the most important services in Islam held on Fridays?

So, I've lived in enough Muslim countries to understand that Friday and Saturday are, in fact, the closest thing there is to a weekend in the US (which would normally be Saturday and Sunday), but what ...
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Is the "PBUH" suffix used for any women?

I've seen PBUH (Peace Be Upon Him) added as a suffix to many prominent males who are highly respected in Islam, e.g. Muhammad, Jesus, etc. My question is whether there are any women who have Peace Be ...
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Are there Islamic guidelines on how and when to protest?

Are there any guidelines provided by Islam on how and when to protest? And how to decide the magnitude of protests and who will decide it? Please cite references from the Holy Quran, Ahadeth, ...
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Did prophet Muhammad live a simple and humble life who had limited means?

We have been taught in schools that the Prophet lived a very simple and humble life. That is he hardly have enough food at home so that it would not last for the day. He would have patches in his ...
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Was Jesus (PBUH) married?

From this article on BBC 'Wife of Jesus' reference in Coptic 4th Century script, I learn that Jesus(PBUH) was married. Is it true? Did he ever have a wife? Is there any reference to this in the Holy ...
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Did Imam Ash-Shafei reject some hadith?

I was once told by a Shafei scholar that Imam Ash-Shafei rejected hadith narrated by two Sahaba. I distinctly remember one of them to be Amr ibn Al-Aas, and the second one was Abu Sufiyan or one his ...
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Is there a hadith "...when commanding people to do something, he had already done or raced to it and done it"?

I am looking for a hadith I heard. It basically says that the Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) when commanding people to do something, he had already done or raced to it and done it. I would like to know ...
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Did the Prophet (SAW) himself fully adhere to the rules imposed on all Muslims?

One of the thing that convinces me the Islam is indeed the true religion is because of the fact that the prophet (SAW) himself abided by all rules that were given to other believers. I have found some ...
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Why do the Shi'a have different hadiths?

As is known, there are six major books of ahadith used in Sunni jurisprudence. The Shi'a typically don't treat these collections with such esteem, and instead give preferential treatment to four of ...
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How does the Shi'ite view of Infallibility of the Prophets and the Imams reconcile with the examples in Qur'an?

As I understand, the subject of infallibility of the Prophets (peace be upon all of them) is dealt differently in Sunni and Shi'ite theology. I believe it is necessary to present my understanding of ...
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Why is the jurisprudence (fiqh) of Sunni Muslims different than Shia Muslims? (Sunni View)

Well, Sunni Muslims believe in four Califs after the holy prophet S.A the fourth of which being the first Imam of Shia Muslims. However, they respect all The Fourteen Infallibles (not sure about how ...
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Does Islam reference the solar system, with planets revolving around the sun?

After numerous discoveries by mankind, the world now believes that we are on a planet which is in a solar system revolving around the Sun. Does Islam have any reference(s) to this? What is the ...
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What are the Salat times? [closed]

I would like to know what the Salat start and end times for each of the Fard Salats(Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Magrib and Isha) are. And also the other ones i.e. Tahajjud, Ishraq, Chast and Awabbein.
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What are the different Madhabs created by people in Islam? [closed]

Islam is one, but we hear about different Madhabs. I would like to gain information regarding various madhab. How many ? How were they formed ? What common things bind them together ? Please let me ...
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Are birthday celebrations allowed?

Are there any Hadith/Quran citations that refer to celebrating an individual's birthday? Is birthday celebration allowed? If yes, what is and is not appropriate? What other basic rulings are ...
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Where do the ahadith in Riyad As-Saliheen come from, and what grade are they?

I always understood Riyad As-Saliheen (the famous book compilation of hadith) to contain ahadith from Saheeh Bukhari or Saheeh Muslim, or both. But when perusing it on sunnah.com, I noticed one hadith ...
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Is it permissable for a scholar to recieve govermental salary?

The Holy Quran in different verses says that the Prophet(PBUH) did not ask any wage for Islam. For example: لِكَ الَّذِي يُبَشِّرُ اللَّـهُ عِبَادَهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ ۗ ...
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What is the definition of Muslim according to the Holy Quran?

Is there any verse in the Holy Quran that provides a clear definition of who should be considered Muslim? Some extremist groups of Muslims use their own definition of Muslim and call some other ...
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What's the best time to sleep after Fajr?

I know it's better to avoid sleeping in the morning, but if I had to sleep(due to late night work), what would be the best time to sleep after Fajr? Is it after sunrise or after Ishraq? Basically, I ...
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Why should Islam be given special treatment when it comes to religious sensitivity? [closed]

For the sake of full disclosure, I am a former muslim turned atheist and am asking this because I genuinely would like to see how muslims justify what is happening at the moment. As a former muslim ...
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What are the details of different types of Salat?

I know Salat have types like Farz, Sunnat, Nafil, Wajib. I would like to know What is the difference between those? What is the importance of each one?
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What are the various positions in Prayer (Salat) called?

I would like to know what the names of all the Pillars (Arkans) that are in a Prayer(Salat). I know a few names Ruku, Sajda, etc. but I want to know the rest. Please provide a detailed explanation.
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What is the exact manner to join the Salat Jamat after arriving late?

Sometimes there is a scenario that Salat ba-jamat has been started and one person arrives at a time such that his one or more Rakat's are missed. Then in this situation what is the exact ruling to ...
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Why didn't the Prophet fight his enemies during the early years of Islam?

When the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) became prophet, he did not actively fight the Meccans until he immigrated to Medina after three years. Afterwards, he had multiple wars with the Meccans (e.g. the ...
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What is the reason or wisdom behind the rule of growing beard in Islam?

In Islam, all scholars seem to agree that shaving off the beard is prohibited(Haram) and some say at least part of it should be kept. What is the reasoning for this rule?
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Does the "three times" count still apply if we use "detergent"?

I know (In Hanafi school of law or Madhab), I need to wash clothes three times to make them clean(pure). But the rule doesn't say anything about using detergent or chemicals, which can effectively ...
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Is it common to debate which prophet is more significant?

I was watching a Turkish soap opera called Magnificent Century. A preacher in the series was saying that Jesus (PBUH) was more significant than Mohammed (PBUH). The Sultan ordered people to prove that ...
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What are the ruling(s) about organs separated from the body before death?

What are the ruling(s) about organs separated from the body before death? For example amputated limbs. Can they be treated as rubbish? Or should they receive proper burying? Please explain whether ...
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Is it okay to leave Quranic Arabic audio playing in the background?

Is their anything wrong with leaving Quranic audio playing in the background while you get on with your day to day tasks? I think I read somewhere that if the Quran is being recited, you must listen ...
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Why did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) order the killing of Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf?

This question is inspired by this question: How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled? Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Ka'b bin Al-...
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Is "imam" greater status than prophet?

As salaam aalaikum, Many Shias say that being an "imam" is greater than being a prophet. They normally quote the following verse where Ibrahim (pbuh) prays to be an "imam" after he became a prophet. ...
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Ruling on covering the tooth with gold or silver?

Is it good or permissible for a pilgrim after his pilgrimage to change or cover one's tooth with gold or silver metal?
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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

As far as I know there are more than one reading for Quran. Some say they are 7 and others say they are 14. What does that mean? Are there more than one Quran? Which reading is the correct one and why?...
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Are Muslim woman and man considered equal?

I know this is an obvious question, but I usually find some stories bias. Please include resources to back-up your opinion. Ok taking a very basic example...women can't look at the moon. And we ...
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What is the difference between a King and a Khalif?

In my mind I do not see a difference between a king and a kalipha, a king is usually chosen by the people, and a kalipha is also chosen by the people, I do not really see a difference between them. ...
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Why is ablution specifically mentioned to use 3 and not 6 handsfull of water?

Why is it explicitly mentioned to not use 6 handfuls of water? aljamaat Then perform ablution in a manner, as described for the Salat. (Saheeh Bukhari), that is: Thrice do the gargling in the ...
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How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled?

Does the quran or hadith give any guidance on how to handle the case if a Non-Muslim insults the Prophet (Peace be upon him)?
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How does the Maliki school make Tasleem at the end of salat?

How do the Malaki school of fiqh (islamic jurisdiction) make the Tasleem at the end of salat? I have heard that if someone was praying with you at your side then you can just say the salams to that ...
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Is the hadith "true scholars are those who speak... the truth against tyrant rulers" sahih?

While reading a Turkish text, I saw an unreferenced hadith, which can be translated to English like this: True scholars are those who speak the right and the truth against tyrant rulers without ...
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From which original source was Quran compiled?

It is not clearly known from which source finally the Quran was compiled whether from earlier fragmented writings preserved on Animal skins, bone, Date palm wood and animal shoulder or whether from ...
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Why is marriage restricted to four wives?

Allah clearly permits marriage to multiple wives — insofar as they can be treated justly — in Qur'an 4:3, where He says "…then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ever contract temporary marriage (Mut'ah)?

I heard from an Ahmadi (sect) person that once the prophet went to a village. His followers told him there is a really pretty woman who lives here. The prophet contracted Mut'ah marriage with her for ...
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How does Islam see hypnosis?

According to the Encyclopedia of Britannica hypnosis means: hypnosis, special psychological state with certain physiological attributes, resembling sleep only superficially and marked by a ...
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Is Hijab required in front of blind men?

According to Islamic rules, is it required for a woman to wear the headscarf in the presence of a non-Mahram blind man?
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Is celebrating the birth of the Prophet a form of innovation?

Is celebrating Mawalid (birth of the Prophet) bidat (innovation)? Please note this question is different of "if Mawalid is Halal or Haram" because one action can be bidat but still halal. Or it might ...
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