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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

Facing towards Mecca (specifically, the Kaaba) reasonably accurately is one of the conditions for ritual prayers ("salah" - this includes the obligatory five daily prayers, voluntary ritual prayers, ...
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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

Salah (ritual act of worship) is always performed while facing towards the Kaaba (few exceptions in extraordinary circumstances: source). Dua(personal invocations to God) and Zikr(uttering phrases to ...
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Counter-argument to Jesus being the God-Man?

What would you say as a counter argument. "Lakum dinukum waliyadin". Anyone Christian who makes that argument is basing it on two fundamental misunderstandings: That that is how Christians claim ...
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Is Islam a religion only revealed for Arabs?

Islam was revealed for everyone: ياأيها الناس إني رسول الله إليكم جميعا Say, [O Muhammad], "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all ― Quran 7:158 تبارك الذي نزّل الفرقان على ...
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Can "Yahweh" (יהוה) be regarded as a valid name of God in Islam?

Exodus 3:14-15 - Hebrew Transliteration for example here vayomer elohim el-mosheh, ehyeh asher ehyeh; vayomer, koh tomar livnei yisra'el, ehyeh, shelachani aleichem vayomer od elohim el-mosheh, koh-...
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Why did Allah(SAW) decide to create 3 religions and not only just 1?

Allah has only created one religion and only one. ان الدین عند الله الاسلام We have the same God, we are the same humans, we have the same wisdom which tells us love is good, jealousy is bad, ...
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Are Christian depictions of Jesus and Mary considered accurate?

According to Islam, we do not have a detailed description of 'Īsa ﷺ and none of Mariam. The brief description of 'Īsa ﷺ was given in a hadith: حَدَّثَنَا هُدْبَةُ بْنُ خَالِدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا هَمَّامُ ...
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Angels in the form of Men. 2 in 1

That's not how it works. Angels when they appear as humans are only doing that: appearing. They have one true form and everything else is but an appearance. They are not men and angels at the same ...
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If a muslim converts to christinaity or judaism, will he/she enter paradise?

If she dies as a person who rejected Islam, she will enter Hell, eternally. And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever - for those, their deeds ...
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Can we marry non-chaste women of the book al kitaab?

Chaste in the context of 5:5 and ahl-al-kitab may mean: A virgin, a woman who was legally married to a man before according an other shari'a and legally separated. So in first place this would mean a ...
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What can a Muslim do when dining with Christian friends who say grace?

There are a couple of different Islamic teachings that apply here, and you will have to balance them out: Imitating other religions and participating in their rituals is forbidden(1). Islam has its ...
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How is the Holy Trinity and John 5:7 of the Bible interpreted in Islam?

The Islamic position is that additions, omissions and distortions have been done to the previous scriptures by the people, and they are not relied upon for any theological purposes because we can't ...
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Which Sahaba were Jews and Christians before they became Muslim?

Among those sahaba i could find so far with the help of the list of sahaba provided by the Arabic wikipedia: Former Jews There are from the former Jews of bani Quraidhah/Qurayzah: Assad ibn Ka'ab al-...
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What does "if Allah had a son" mean? Does it indicate that Allah can have a son?

Malik's translation of the verse is: O Prophet tell the Christians: "If the Compassionate (Allah) had a son, I would be the first to worship him." Therefore it is directed to the ...
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Angels in the form of Men. 2 in 1

An angel who appears in human form is still the same person, as is a Jinn who appears in the form of an animal. This is not what the Christian belief about God is, instead their belief is best ...
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Does the Treaty of Najran have any modern-day applicability?

Treaties are with political entities and not religions as a whole. Among the Christians: While there was a treaty with the tribes of Najran there was a simultaneous a war with the Byzantines. So the ...
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Do you automatically go to heaven/paradise if you are a muslim?

No, in Islam one does not automatically go to Paradise for being a believer, Allah judges people based on their balance of good and bad deeds measured on the proverbial scale (ref this verse and this ...
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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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From the Islamic perspective, how can a Christian pray to Allah?

What Zakir Naik is essentially saying is that a true Christian would become a Muslim. When they believe in the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as the Messenger of Allah they must obey and follow him and must pray ...
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Was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) a christian before the first ayah was revealed to him?

No he wasn't. He was neither a Christian, nor a Jew. He was a Hanif, that is a follower to prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon them all). And Hanifi religion was well known in Mecca, though its followers ...
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Did Jesus relax Jewish dietary laws?

I'd suggest reading the answers on Judaism.SE more thoroughly. "Jews believe that when the Messiah comes he will allow pig" seems to be a sweeping generalization and a misstatement. What they say is ...
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Was alcohol prohibited to the previous nations?

Actually it is in the Christian scripture not to get drunk with alcohol, in at least two different places: Proverbs 20:1 King James Version (KJV) 20 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and ...
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Is there historical/scientific evidence that Jews and Christians altered the original message of God?

First of all, no, I do not think or at least have not seen that there is too much historical evidence to that effect. This is simply because there is very little record of Jesus (AS)'s life in general ...
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If a muslim converts to christinaity or judaism, will he/she enter paradise?

She will be going to hell. Allah says in the Qur'an, chapter 3 verses 18-19: "Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge - [that He is] ...
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Is it acceptable to make friends with a Christian at school?

Considering you can marry non-muslims, I don't see why not befriend them. "Allah forbids you not, With regard to those who Fight you not for (your) Faith Nor drive you out Of your homes, From ...
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Jesus' was a muslim?

Of course. He was a Muslim, a noble prophet and a messenger of ALLAH(SWT). All prophets were Muslim. How can we know? Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, ...
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If a Muslim fakes a baptism, is he considered an apostate?

If there is a solid reason for you to make christians think you are converted to christianity, than that's allowed. What a solid reason might be life threat, extreme life threatening situation makes ...
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Was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) a christian before the first ayah was revealed to him?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions As Drwael has answered I want to make an addition ,In Quran Surah ...
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Is the God of the Qur'an the same god as the God of the Bible?

Muslims believe there is one God. This is the first pillar of Islam, and is probably the single most important aspect of Islam. This is the same God as People of the Book (including Christians): ...
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What is the procedure for creating a mosque?

A mosque can be established anywhere by default One of the things granted to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ exclusively was that the entire Earth was made as a Masjid, or place of worship, for him and his ...
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