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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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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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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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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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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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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. قاتلوا ... حتى يعطوا الجزية Fight ... until they give the jizyah — Quran 9:29 فإن هم أبوا فسلهم الجزية فإن هم أجابوك فاقبل منهم وكف عنهم If ...


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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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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 And indeed, ...


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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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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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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 قبلنا وإن كنا عن دراستهم لغافلين [We revealed it] lest you say, "The Scripture was only sent down to two groups before us, but we were of their study ...


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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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No Hindus are not considered people of book Please see the link below for details people of book according to islaam The three types of adherents to faiths that the Qur'an mentions as people of the book are the Jews, Sabians, Magians and Christians


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 referring to the Torah that Allah has sent down, not the one that has been corrupted; only the one revealed by Allah. إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا التَّوْرَاةَ فِيهَا هُدًى ...


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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 viewpoint regarding them if they are Ahlul-Ketab or not. Namely, a number of scholars don't consider them as Ahlul-Ketab, but there are other scholars who regard them ...


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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 Jew or a group of Jews (in that time and place) saying something that no Jew every would agree upon. In the verse 9:30, we can quote from the answer to the ...


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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 weight among the people of the scripture since we are not experts on their text (e.g., is the Valley of Bakkah mentioned in Qur'an 3:96 the same Valley of Baka ...


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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 permission for marriage. and says: This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture is lawful for you and your ...


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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 any human being this day. — Quran 19:26 والمراد أنهم كانوا إذا صاموا في شريعتهم يحرم عليهم الطعام والكلام ، نص على ذلك السدي ، وقتادة ، وعبد الرحمن بن ...


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“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 desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks'” (Surah Al-Insaan: 8-9). We find in the Surah Al-Muddaththir a dialogue between the denizens of ...


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