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Questions about determining permissibility: "Is X haram/sinful/forbidden?", "Why/under what conditions/to which extent is X haram?". (Avoid using this tag by itself or together with the tags: sharia/…
Questions about the Qur'an القرآن, the divine scripture revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
A "hadith" is a "saying". When used in the context of Islam, a hadith means "a report of what the Holy Prophet Muhammad said or did on a certain occasion".
Salat الصلاة (the prayer) is the practice of formal worship in Islam.
Fiqh الفقه is Islamic jurisprudence and deals with the (individual) details of specific laws, rulings and verdicts.
'Practical Islam' is putting Islam to practice, and applying it in everyday life.
The word nikah (نكاح) translates to the English word "marriage". It is a contract and the related events that changes a person from being "single" to "married".
Sharia الشريعة (Islamic Law) based on the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah. Use this tag for general questions on the PoV of Islam on a topic.
Use for exegesis, explanation or interpretation of Quranic verses.
Allāh is the name of God. Use for questions regarding the person of Allah. Do NOT use for every questions regarding Islamic beliefs and teachings.
Questions seeking to understand the interpretation of a hadith, its context or its meaning. If you're explicitly seeking its authenticity, rather than its meaning, use the "authenticity" tag.
Born in Mecca; believed by Muslims to be the last prophet sent down by Allah (SWT) to mankind.
Questions about identifying a source of information. Not for seeking lists of items that meet a criteria; it is seeking individual known items based on clear descriptions.
For questions about sins in general. (Use "halal-haram" for questions about the haram-ness of something.)
History pertaining to Islam, it's origin, spreading of Islam and others.
Questions about or that apply specifically to women.
The sunnah are the specific words, habits, practices, and silent approvals of The Prophet Muhammed (May peace and blessings be upon him)
Sunni Islam also known as Ahlu-s-Sunnati wa-l-Jamāʿah (people of the tradition of Muhammad and the consensus of the Ummah) is the largest branch of Islam.
For questions about Islamic philosophy behind problems connected with life, the universe, ethics, society, science, and so on, according to the Qur'an and Sunnah.
Sawm الصوم or Siyam الصيام is the Arabic word for fasting.
Du'a means supplication. It is the act of asking Allah for something, du'a is considered one of he best forms of worship. Allah encourages us to make supplication to Him: And your Lord says: "C…
if you have a statement and want to check its authenticity
indicates that the question is about Islamic ruling in case of sexual activities
Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. It is also the Muslim month of fasting.
for questions about Islamic guidelines for relations with people who are not Muslims. (disbelievers, people who generally have an other faith)
The Islamic conception of paradise.
Arabic اللغة العربية is the language in which the Quran was revealed. Use this tag for questions on Islam related terms or for understanding Islamic-texts.
Shirk means association or joining. The word is referring to association with Allah/God someone or something as a god with Him.
The Shia (Arabic: شيعة, Shīʿah) represent the second largest denomination of Islam and adherents of Shia Islam are called Shias or the Shi'a as a collective or Shi'i individually. Shia Muslims believ…
for those questions which seek to find what, if any, basis a common practice or belief has in Islamic fundamentals, or if it is just a cultural tradition (e.g. "folk Islam").
Anything that is worthy of being eaten.
Ablution is a ritual of washing parts of one's body for purification. It is mandatory prior to performing prayers or handling the Qur'an.
if you have a statement and you are looking for the source where it was quoted
Prophets are selected individuals whom Allah has chosen to deliver His message. Their commandments were valid for specific era, specific nations/tribes. They received the revelations sometimes directl…
Talaq is the Arabic word for divorce.
The hadith sciences ('Ilm al-Hadith, علم الحديث) refer to those studies which investigate and determine the authenticity of any given hadith and those which explain a hadith and search in the meanings…