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Why take Mohammad's word?

That's a very good question. In fact, no wise person should take people, especially when making extraordinary assertions, "at their words". But as for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and all ...
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

In the name of Allah 1 . At first I should say that Tavaf does not mean the worshiping idol. if respecting to something means the idolatry so the ones who respect each other , are the idolater . ...
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

The fundamental wisdom that can resolve all such questions (i.e. charges of shirk in cases when certain objects are involved in worship) is that it is in essence impossible to worship Allah without ...
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Was the prophet sinless?

Infallibility of the Prophets and Messengers: عصمة الأنبياء or عصمة الرسل is an agreed upon aqeedah of the Muslims, athough there is difference of opinion in the details, for example whether they are ...
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Why take Mohammad's word?

That argument fails for anyone other than the people who actually witnessed the supposed revelation, as whether it was revealed to one person or many, anyone who didn't directly witness the revelation ...
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How can one share good news without invoking the evil eye?

There's a hadith which goes as follows: “Seek help in having your needs met by being discreet, for everyone who is blessed with something is envied.” and which is more known among people in the ...
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Why take Mohammad's word?

This is an excellent question and should be asked more often. Like Wallace said, the Prophet SAW was completely illiterate but came up with the oral tradition of the Quran over a 23 year period, ...
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Why does God let people kill each other?

God decided to create and send humans to earth (by sending Adam to earth) in a form that some of them being enemy of some others. So because of this form of creating humans so they naturally create ...
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Why should we accept Islam?

Although this question is too broad, I would like to state that you should focus on 3 pillars in order to get answer to this question. Allah Quran Mohammad(puh) Allah You should find answers to ...
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How can Muhammad be illiterate when the very first order he got was "read"?

One can only read if one has learnt to write! So both reading and writing are actions which we learn simultaneously! On the illiterates of the Prophet The Verse which underlines the illiterates of ...
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How can Muhammad be illiterate when the very first order he got was "read"?

aww, اقرأ has 2 meanings - read and recite. When the Prophet (Saw) was told اقرأ he thought he was being told to read, and that is why he said ما انا بقارئ (i cannot read). when Jibraeel (as) ...
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Was there a Shadow of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him?

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not exaggerate about me as was exaggerated about ‘Eesa (Jesus) ibn Maryam. Say: the slave of Allaah and His Messenger.” Narrated ...
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What pagan belief was God referring to when he warned people not to rely on wealth and sons?

These verses in first place show the importance of good deeds In the Qur'an you may find that Allah mentions wealth (money and property) and children (sons) together in a couple of verses like in: ...
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Believes on Islam basic things

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) (p.b.u.h) said, "Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: "Is there anyone to ...
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Do we believe in fairytales that are not scientific?

That all depends on whether you choose to put your faith in Allah or in the Scientific Method. The Scientific Method is a great tool for understanding the universe and all of Creation, but it is ...
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Was the prophet sinless?

Yes. The Prophet Muhammed (s.a.s.) was sinless. Holy KORAN 33:33: "Ve karne fî buyûtikunne ve lâ teberrecne teberrucel câhiliyyetil ûlâ ve ekımnes salâte ve âtînez zekâte ve atı’nallâhe ve ...
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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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Why take Mohammad's word?

I think this is an excellent question. I believe all belief is subjective. You can't prove divine inspiration the way you would prove 1+1=2. It depends on how compelling you find the evidence ...
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Who is a martyr according to Islam?

In Quran the word شهید means Witness. But in custom, we call any person who is killed in the way of Allah, Martyr. And as you know Imam Hussain (A.S.) and Hamzah(the prophet uncle) are the master of ...
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Did Adam really commit a sin?

At other place Allah describes Adam's position as : وَلَقَدْ عَهِدْنَآ إِلَى ءَادَمَ مِن قَبْلُ فَنَسِىَ وَلَمْ نَجِدْ لَهُ عَزْماً (And indeed We made a covenant with Adam before, but he ...
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What are the "core" beliefs of Islam outside of the 5 pillars?

What are the beliefs of Islam that are shared across all (or 99.9999%) the varying sects? What ever are not disputable among the sects is shared across all of the sects. Is there anything outside ...
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What are the "core" beliefs of Islam outside of the 5 pillars?

Besides the 5 pillars of Islam there are a lot many things that are common in our belief (or as you put it "true for 99.9999% Muslims"). For example, to count few1 , for Allah (the God) we believe ...
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Piece of old "kiswa" (black cloth of kaba) hanging at home

Assalam-o-alikum. According to Wikipedia at the time of Umar rad-e-yallah hu, old kiswa was cut into pieces and given to hujaj. Hujaj then used it to shelter from heat like umbrella. Their is no proof ...
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If a person does good deeds throughout his life but never believed in God, will he go to hell?

Surah Al-Infal Verse (8:36) Indeed, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to avert [people] from the way of Allah. So they will spend it; then it will be for them a [source of] regret; then they ...
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Was there a Shadow of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, There are some very clear ahadith showing that Rasulullah salAllahu ...
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Does praying the Salat express agreement with all aspects of Islam?

Practically, it's potentially problematic. Whether or not it's permissible is answered here: Is the joining of a non-Muslim in a jama'a salat allowed? Yes, it is. However, this does not mean ...
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Where is Allah located?

Before answering the question I'd like to clear some misconceptions regarding the belief of the Muslims. First of all, NOWHERE in the Islamic literature it is said that Allah subhanahu wa-ta'ala SITS....
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Does Islam believe in rebirth?

In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind. The Lord Creator Declares in Truth in His Glorious Quran: ”We have brought you that each and every human being will be born only once from ...
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