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Is it ok to pray taraweeh after witr?

I, and everyone else I see, pray witr after taraweeh. I am not sure if it is suggested or obligatory. If I don't pray taraweeh until I pray witr, and later I decide I want to pray taraweeh, can I do ...
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Is the Quran incorrect about Jewish beliefs?

Muslims believe that the Quran has Divine authorship, and thus should have no incorrect statements. However, 2:111 says And they say, "None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a ...
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Is it haraam to take medicine that contains alcohol?

Just like the title states, is it haraam to take medicine that contains alcohol?
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When is the correct time to start my fast?

What is the correct time to begin my fast? I recently received an email with a time table given. In short it claimed that the only true time for the start of fasting is when the sun is 18 degrees ...
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How to calculate zakat while in debt?

I recently bought a house and got Shariah loan (Mortgage). The only difference is that in the Shariah loan they don't use the word "interest". They say I am paying them "rent" at a fixed percentage ...
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Is it permissible to claim zakat (charity) in tax return?

Sometimes we get a receipt for whatever donation we do. It can be reimbursed when filing our tax returns. If I give zakat and get a receipt and claim it in the tax return, is it OK to do so? Also can ...
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Why is Green always associated with Islam?

It seems like most Muslim countries have green in their flags (indeed, Qaddahfi's Libyan flag was just green!). This color seems to be associated with politically with most Islamic states, but I'm ...
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What women will get after death? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Men get Alhour Alein, what do women get? I am concerned about the part after people go to heaven. Men will get to marry beautiful virgin women called "hoor" or "hur" “...
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How to continue a discontinued ayah while reciting the Qur'an?

While performing Qirat on long ayaah of the Holy Qur'an, it is obvious to lose breath when in between the ayah. When losing breath, the recitation is paused and then continued from two or three words ...
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Is it permissible to mix rulings from different madhabs?

For example, lets say madhab A argues bleeding invalidates wudu but touching women (for men) doesn't, and madhab B says the exact opposite. Can a layman Muslim argue something like one of these; ...
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What kind of pictures in Islam are permissible? [duplicate]

I am well aware of recent events that have sparked controversy over drawing the Prophet Muhammad, (SAW). However, what is the general ruling on pictures and images in Islam? I am only aware of one ...
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What defines a sect in Islam?

What exactly defines a sect in Islam? There are many supposed sects in Islam, but how do you define this label? I know the two 'major' sects in Islam are the Shia and Sunni, but why are these ...
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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most ...
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Is there a hadith that forbids praising a person on their face?

I have this hadith in my memory but I don't know the source where I heard it from, it was something along the lines of...praising someone on his face is as if you destroyed him. Is there a hadith ...
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What are the teachings of Islam about homosexuality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Islam and homosexuality Is it okay for a human being to be gay, yet acceptable in the islamic world? Please answer in as much detail as possible with proper references to the ...
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Is cremation permitted in Islam?

Islam has defined burial rites but is it allowable to cremate the body of a Muslim rather than bury him? The Wikipedia page says it is forbidden but does not back it up.
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What are the major differences between Sunni and Shi'i prayer?

In another post, I asked Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?. What I want to know now are the major differences so that I can understand this issue better.
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Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?

The other day I prayed behind a Shi'a Muslim without realizing and I noticed a little later that he was Shi'a. The prayer I followed didn't seem like the usual prayer I normally follow behind Sunni ...
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Why does Shaytan have two names?

In the Qu'ran, Shaytan is mentioned as Ibles and Shaytan. Why does he have more than one name, and what do they mean?
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Is there a model of reconciliation in the Qur'an?

According to a New York Times review of Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West by Benazir Bhutto: In Bhutto's new book, "Reconciliation," a volume she finished days before she was ...
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Which ayah in the Qur'an was the last to be revealed?

What are the candidates (and evidences) for ayaat which are claimed to be the last one revealed? I've heard so many opinions over the years, from Ma'idah:3 to Baqarah:281 to Surat Nasr and a few more.
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What is the origin of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan?

What is the origin of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan? Is it related to the war of Karbala anyway?
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Is it ok to take notes on mushaf?

Is it allowable to take small notes, circle some words, underline some words on mushaf (Book of Quran)? It could be helpful while learning tajweed. Is it considered disrespectful?
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What is the difference between akhlaq and adab?

I have recently been introduced to the term akhlaq, defined in Wikipedia as follows: Akhlaq (Arabic: أخلاق‎) is an Arabic term referring to the practice of virtue, morality and manners in Islamic ...
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Is it ok to warn someone who recites too loudly while praying?

From time to time I stand in line to pray (saff) beside people who are loud while we are praying. Sometimes it can be annoying when we are in sujud to hear other voices. Is it permissible for me to ...
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Is it obligatory for Muslims to observe full day of fasting where days are very long? [duplicate]

Are Muslim required to observe full day of fasting where days (i.e. day light) are significantly longer than regular days in Arabia. I am referring to northern and southern hemisphere where days are ...
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What is the significance of Prophet Yahya being "hasuwran"?

Allah mentions in verse 39 of Surah Al-e-Imran: The fourth word from the end is "hasuwran" (حَصُورًا ), which Saheeh International (presumably accurately) translates as "abstaining (from women)." ...
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What is the source of the following hadith which says good relations are better than fasting and prayer?

In the internet the following hadith is quite widespread Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad ...
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Does Quran restrict marriage of a Muslim adulterer to only Muslim adulterer or a non Muslim?

Quran 24:3 The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers. ...
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What is the Sunni justification for breaking the fast after sunset instead of after Maghrib?

I've noticed a lot of my Sunni friends being very particular about breaking their fast immediately after it is sunset. As far as i know, it is makruh to wait a long time to break the fast, and that it ...
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Can women use a recorded version of the Salah from a nearby mosque?

Most of the Muslim women and a considerable number of old and disabled slaves of Allah cannot leave home or go to the mosque for reasons relevant to them. It is of course rational for them to pray ...
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Is it ok to add a typical secular western (non-christian) first name to my name to reduce discrimination?

I have a very common Muslim name like Muhammad Öztürk. I live in Western Europe. I think about adding a secular (non-Christian) second given name like Louis/Loic (French version) or Ludwig (German ...
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Why do words like "salah" and "riba" have an extra unpronounced letter waw in them?

I've noticed that in many masaahif ("mushafs"), certain words like "salah" and "riba" have an extra, unpronounced letter waw in them, such as Surah Baqarah, verse 3: The fifth word here is pronounced ...
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When and why did the tradition of woman not entering the mosque come into being?

Though according to the shariyah, women have equal rights of entering the mosque as the men. Even at the time of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) women used to enter the mosque with hijab and used to pray ...
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Is a Muslim allowed to use a Ventoline inhaler or similar medicine inhaler during Ramadan?

Is it allowed for a patient to use a Ventoline inhaler during the fasting of Ramadan? Notice that the disease is chronic, so an inhaler must be used constantly.
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What does "right hand possess" mean?

In Qur'an translations, we see that the phrase right hands possess is used in many ayahs. What exactly does that phrase refer to?
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Is reading Qur'an fard?

Is reading Qur'an fard? If so, what kind of fard is it (e.g every Muslim must, or some Muslim must?). If not, what is it categorized as? Is it sunnah or wajib or anything else? Please don't answer ...
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Does the concession for skipping a Ramadan fast apply only to people who are travelling or to someone who is temporarily not at his residence?

Does the concession for skipping a Ramadan fast and making it up later apply only to people who are actually in the act of travelling or does it also apply to someone who is temporarily not at his ...
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According to Quran and Hadith, which actions make somebody long-lived and wealthy?

According to Quran and Hadith, which actions make somebody long-lived and wealthy? Zakat? Alms giving? Maintaining relationships with and helping relatives? Obeying and Looking after parents? ...
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Are we allowed to dye our hair?

Are we allowed to dye our hair in Islam? These two hadiths contradict each other Dawud :: Book 34 : Hadith 4210 Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud: The Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) disliked ten ...
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Under which Quranic injunction the hadith to kill apostates is classified?

The Wikipedia article on Shafi'i says: He also argued that sunnah contradicting the Qur'an were unacceptable, claiming that sunnah should only be used to explain the Quran. This implies that every ...
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What is the difference between Syed and Sharif?

What is the difference between both of the terms? Definition of Sharif is here. Don't use Wikipedia English page for it cause it's talking about something different, if you want to see an English ...
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Can descendants of the Prophet (syed) receive zakah?

Rasulullah said: Narrated Abu Huraira: Al-Hasan bin `Ali took a date from the dates given in charity and put it in his mouth. The Prophet said, "Expel it from your mouth. Don't you know that we ...
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Why did Allah create us?

Please give reasons for why Allah created us. If it is for 'ibadah (worship), were the angels not enough? If it is for testing us, doesn't Allah know already who will be in Paradise and who will be in ...
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What is difference between hamd and shukur?

I was reading a tafseer of Al-Fatiha (in Turkish), and it is mentioned on that text that there are 2 kinds of ni'met (benediction), one is material and other is spiritual. It says that we shukur (...
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What are the implications for a child's (future) sins if they fall ill?

TLDR: What, if anything, are the implications for a child's (future) sins, if any, if they fall ill? The rest of my question is a preamble and axioms for my assumptions. In Islam, children are ...
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Does nocturnal emission due to wet dreams break fast?

What should person do if during fasting while sleeping experience nocturnal emission.
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Is it right to not read Quran because of being concerned about reading it wrong?

In countries whose native tongue isn't Arabic, some people, especially new learners, are afraid of reading Quran, because they might read it wrong. Is this understanding correct, or should they try to ...
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Is it permissible to give zakat to a family member?

Can someone give a part of his zakat to a family member (not a parent), say an uncle for example specially if he is in need?
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Is it permissible in Islam to bribe someone out of compulsion?

I am an eBay seller and I need to ship goods to customers around the world. But custom officers in my country are corrupted and they ask for bribes from me on each shipment. Now I am using a courier ...
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