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What evidence is there that a Muslim man can not marry a chaste woman of the book if she is an ex-Muslim?

Some evidences I'll quote in the following a few evidences that can be used to describe and deduce rulings for apostates. From the Qur'an: ... . And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to ...
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What does the superiority of bani-Israel (Children of Israel) over all beings mean?

They were preferred or made superior because they embraced religion and followed the Divine Prophets while other people lived in misled and ignorance. But once they started to misbehave by disobeying ...
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What is the ruling on non-Muslims having Temples, Churches and Synagogues in Muslim lands?

The Ahl al-Dhimma are permitted to worship according to their religion, because peace has been made with them on the condition of paying Jizyah and not on the condition of abandoning their religion. ...
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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

Literally "Islam" means "submission" so "Islam" is called "Islam" because the sole criteria which has to be satisfied in Islam is one's submission to the will of God. Literally speaking, all Divine ...
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Why the Jewish Pesach or Passover and the Islamic 'Ashura' don't fall on the same day?

Hebrew calendar Traditionally, the Hebrew calendar was based on a lunar calendar, with each month starting with the sighting of the moon (source). Months were either 29 or 30 days. This is exactly ...
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Are Christians who believe in the Trinity considered People of the Book?

Ahl al-Kitab (people of the Book) is the name of the people who were given the scripture by Allah, regardless of what their current beliefs are. There are believers among them, who accepted Islam: ...
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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

Short Answer It is obligatory on all Muslims to give Da'wah to the kuffar, and if Da'wah reaches the Kuffar, and do not enter Islam and follow Muhammad, then they will be of the people of hell fire. ...
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Why was Quran sent down?

Please quote the verse in full. And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing. (Qur'an 6:115) It is not talking ...
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Are Zoroastrians considered the People of the Book?

Where have they been mentioned? Allah mentioned them once in the qur'an: Indeed, those who have believed and those who were Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who ...
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

The best tafsir (explanation of verses) are the ones that can be found in the Quran itself, then the very next level is that can be found in the Hadith of the Prophet (PBUH). About this specific verse,...
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Are Jews & Christians Really Ahlul Kitab?

Allah also mentions those who were given the Kitab 2:102, 2:121, 2:144-145, 3:19-3:23, 5:5, 9:29, 13:36, 74:31, 98:4, those who inherit the Kitab 35:32 and that this prophet (ie. Muhammad) was given ...
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Are Hindus "people of the book"?

No, only Jews and Christians and their sub-sects are People of the Book, and no religion other than them, since only two groups were given the Scripture: أن تقولوا إنما أنزل الكتاب على طائفتين من ...
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Who is a Jew... According to Muslims?

Well we don't run an IQ test based on Qur'an and Hadith even on a Muslim to determine if he/she is a Muslim or not. Just kidding, I mean to say, a community doesn't constantly keep track of ones (a so ...
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Are Zoroastrians Mentioned As One Of The People Of The Book In The Quran

Allah mentioned them only once in the qur'an: Indeed, those who have believed and those who were Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who associated with Allah - Allah ...
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Are Mandeans considered Ahl-ul Kitab?

As much as I research, I concluded (based on my observation) that: firstly, Mandaeans is another name for Sabians secondly, as you yourself mentioned in your query, apparently there are diverse ...
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Does Qur'an 5:48 imply that Allah wants Jews to follow the Torah and Christians to follow the Gospel, instead of the Qur'an?

Does Qur'an 5:48 imply that Allah wants Jews to follow the Torah and Christians to follow the Gospel ... Yes. ... instead of the Qur'an? No. Al-Ma'idah 5:44 clearly stipulates that Allah is ...
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What are the conditions for meat to be halal if the animal was slaughtered by the people of the book?

How many scholars hold this opinion , and what are they basing it on? My impression is that the Shafis hold this opinion and they base it on the literal meaning of أوتوا الكتاب and أوتوا الكتاب من ...
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To what extent have the Psalms, Torah, Prophets and Gospel been corrupted?

I'm quite not sure if both of your basic questions have not yet been answered on the site. Therefore I'll refer in my answer to some other posts where I'm aware of at least partial answers! To what ...
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What is the book given to Jesus?

This is referring to the Gospel (or Injil) which was revealed to Prophet Isa (Jesus). Then We sent following their footsteps Our messengers and followed [them] with Jesus, the son of Mary, and gave ...
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Are there any references that people of the book have actually had ties to the Ka'ba?

Whether there are references to Mecca in previous scripture is a matter of debate, for which Islam Stack Exchange is not the right forum. Furthermore, any such references will not carry authoritative ...
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Will this certain nikah be valid and free from sin?

No such a marriage is not valid. As a woman from among people of the Book can only be married with the agreement of her guardian. And you want to hide your marriage. While Allah ask us to ask for ...
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Are there any Muslim references quoting the fast of ahl al-Kitab or earlier Prophets?

In the Quran there is mention of the fast of Maryam عليه السلام: إني نذرت للرحمن صوما فلن أكلم اليوم إنسيا Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Beneficent (Allah) so I shall not speak to ...
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Does giving food to my christian maid please Allah or not?

“And they (the righteous) are those who give food – in spite of their own need, to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, [saying in their hearts], 'We only feed you for the sake of God, and we ...
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As a Christian can I marry a Muslim in an Islamic Nikah w/o first having 'secular' legal wedding?

As said before in the comment for a valid marriage in Islam you need: two trustworthy -Muslim- witnesses. the bride needs a wali (guardian) usually her father who would give his agreement for the ...
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Are there any references that people of the book have actually had ties to the Ka'ba?

Yes. Believers from among the People of the Book respected it, protected it and did rites there. For example, there is the story of Tubba (upon the religion of Moses) and how he was considering ...
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Are Jews monotheists as per Islam?

Yes, generally. What is to be understood is that when the Quran speaks about Jews, it isn't necessarily speaking about all Jews. Sometimes, as in this case it might have been something mentioned by a ...
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Are Zoroastrians Mentioned As One Of The People Of The Book In The Quran

Quran mentions 'Magians' -'Maajoos'- here: إِنَّ الَّذينَ آمَنوا وَالَّذينَ هادوا وَالصّابِئينَ وَالنَّصارىٰ وَالمَجوسَ وَالَّذينَ أَشرَكوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَفصِلُ بَينَهُم يَومَ القِيامَةِ ۚ إِنَّ ...
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Can a Muslim boy get married to a Christian catholic girl?

All praises is indeed due to Allah SWT blessing and salutations upon Muhammad (PBUH) and all his companions, his family members and his entire household. Marriage is a topic which everybody likes up ...
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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

First of all I edited your question with correct translation and also here is it same translated Surat Al-Baqara; Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans - those ...
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