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No, despite their roots in Christianity, Mormons are not considered to be Christian and therefore, they are not Ahl-ul Kitab. E.D. Kain's essay can be cited: Mormons are no more Christian than Rastafarians are, regardless of their Coptic heritage. While Mormons believe in Christ and have sprung from the Christian tradition, they have added on an entirely ...


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Allow me to re-align the question a little bit before answering. None of the religions is really an "update" as such. There is nothing lacking or imperfect in either Judaism or Christianity, or the message or scripture or Law of any of the Prophets (upon them all be peace and blessings). The only reason they are different is because They were meant for ...


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The Sabians are one of the three pre-Islamic monotheistic Abrahamic faiths that the Qur'an describes as the People of the Book - alongside (obviously) Judaism and Christianity. The Qur'an declares this in three places (2:62, 5:69, 22:17), and it seems to relate to "Sābi'ūn", i.e. conversion by submersion. Very little is known about this religious group, with ...


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Ahlu Al-Kitab literally means "people of the book." It refers to the Islamic belief that Allah (God) revealed (primarily) two major books prior to Islam: The Injeel (Gospel/Bible), and the Tawrah (Torah). Hence, Ahlul-kitab is "the people of the (previous scriptures)," i.e. the Jews and Christians. It does not specifically refer to any particular sect ...


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This is a great question. I'm not aware of any text from the Qur'an or hadith that explicitly mentions the gospel of Barnabas. Nor am I aware of any classical scholar who has addressed that gospel (but this is more than likely just my ignorance). As for modern positions, I don't know of any apart from the position taken by Yusuf Estes here and here: But ...


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To be classified under Ahlul Kitab, the person doesn't have to be monotheistic. As Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid says, The disbelief of the disbelieving People of the Scripture, that include Jews and Christians, in our times does not expel them from being People of the Scripture. Whoever considers Torah and Injeel as his/her main source of ...


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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 disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever - for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of ...


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Generally Gospel of Barnabas lacks historical evidence to support its authenticity, the earlist versions currently available date back 16th and 17th century, and because of this many scholars avoid enduring it as the correct Injil or relying on it. Typically scholars require historical/textual-analysis support for authenticity before accepting it. However ...


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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 their Prophets and compromising their religion they instead invited God's wrath and condemnation. This is apparent in several Qur’anic verses condemning Jews ...


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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 religions from Adam to Mohammad can be called "Islam" because they share the same criteria as mentioned before. They all require man to surrender himself to only ...


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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 the same as the Hijri calendar, and the calendar observed in the Arabian Peninsula prior to Islam. The Hebrew calendar continued to be lunar until the fourth ...


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The purpose of Salatul Istikhara is not for helping to decide between choices, and the answers come in dreams or something else, no. Dreams have nothing to do with Istikhara, nor is it for choosing between two or three things. One makes Istikhara after one has already made the decision seeking guidance from Allah to whether what one has decided is Good or ...


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Well you say you are christian but reading your post, it seems to me you are already half Muslim. I Pray Allah (SWT) guides you to his path. As far as Istikhara is concerned. It is not necessary that the answer is always in the form of a dream. Allah (SWT) can guide you in any way he likes. Sometimes a dream , Sometimes verses from Quran , Sometimes things ...


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Asalamu wa alaikum, Ahlul Kitab usually refers to the Jews and Christians. And the Book is usually the Bible and the Torah.


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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 about altering the scriptures, but it is talking about, "Once a decision has been made by the creator none can dare changing it." Authenticity of Scriptures ...


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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. Now if Muslims force non-Muslims, then this is wrong and should not happen, as for why some might do that I do not know. Lastly asking people to follow the ...


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Although there are christians and jews that disbelieve and associate partners with Allah, it doesn't mean that they aren't the people who recieved the book, they are still the people of the book. O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a ...


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There is no contradiction here. In order to understand the meaning correctly, one must understand the many dimensions of words like "Kufr", "Kafr", "Shirk", and "Mushrik". For example, in 2:221 "Mushrikat" is severely limited when understood as "polytheistic". This understanding implies that People of The Book cannot be "Mushrik"s for they believe in one God ...


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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: وإن من أهل الكتاب لمن يؤمن بالله وما أنزل إليكم وما أنزل إليهم خاشعين لله لا يشترون بآيات الله ثمنا قليلا أولئك لهم أجرهم عند ربهم إن الله سريع الحساب ...


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Taking a look on a good number of interpretation books around these verses, some have considered those cited in these verses to be the people of book who have accepted Islam, and some have considered them to be the true believers among the people of book (submitted to Allah and not their own desires). But in one book I found an explanation that clarified ...


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salam(peace) i understand that this post is old but just to contribute in case you dont feel your question was full answered a muslim scholar from egypt (al azhar) once stated "strict rules were placed on Judaism in which Christianity came to lighten and relive and islam came to balance"... however to add to it.. christiaty along time ago around the medivela ...


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It is true that none of the Jews and Christians prostrate themselves before their rabbis and priests. They didn't worship them nor performed any prayers for them, as God is usually worshiped. But they followed and obeyed them so unconditionally, blindly and unquestionably that one cannot deny that they actually worshiped their rabbis and priests. ...


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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 the Kitab as well, 4:113, 5:48, 29:47. From 2:109-113 it looks as though the Jews and Christians are from the Ahlul Kitab. Allah speaks of those among the Jews, ...


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Technically, the People of the Book are defined as those people who were given a revealed Scripture from God. That is who is referred to by the term. The thing is though, that certain rulings that apply to People of the Book can be extended to other faiths as well and some can't, depending on the context of the ruling. So while other faith communities may ...


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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 called Muulim's) activities whether he/she is Praying 5 times or not, fasting or not etc. But all we do as a community to accept one in the Muslim community is ...


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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 him the Gospel. And We placed in the hearts of those who followed him compassion and mercy and monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe it for ...


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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 extent corrupted Basically the Quran is the source which says that these books have been corrupted there are statements in it which are very clear and there are ...


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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 قبلكم in 5:5 as other people who adopted Judaism and Christianity were not given the Scriptures by Allah. Zuhaili in الفقه الإسلامي وأدلته seems to say that he ...


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