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By the sun and its brightness And the moon when it follows it And the day when it displays it And the night when it covers it Surat al-Shams 1-4 During the time of the prophet, as was also the case in the Hebrew world and in pre-Islamic Arabia, the day was not calculated as a twenty-four hour period starting at midnight (as our ...


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Yes, the God has been described well in Qur'an. But the descriptions are not like mathematical proofs but are philosophical and infrastructural; Here are the examples from Qur'an: They say who can make a death alive again; say who have been created them first time from nothing! [36:78,79] [76:1] Every object will be destroyed except God! [28:88] ...


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I am answering from one viewpoint among Ahlussunnah wa al-Jama'ah. The crux of the answer depends on how bid'ah is defined. But this definition is inspired from the Qur'an, the sunnah, and the practices and sayings of the early generations. Two primary guiding lights here are the hadith of the Prophet (saws): عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ قَالَتْ قَالَ ...


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It could be surveyed from 2 aspects. Firstly, the word "Sect" has not a negative meaning, or at least its meaning is not negative at using about division of Islam groups. Hence it could not be a problem to use such a word. The meaning of denomination and sect relatively are the same, so, as far as I know, the word "denomination" commonly is used for ...


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Making sex between the spouses legal is one important function of nikah. There are others as well (prospect of having offspring, mutual comfort, financial support for the wife), but marriage in Islam is not a sacrament with the same sacred status as in some other religions, it is a contract. Sex between spouses is seen as sadaqa, as is spending on your ...


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A person who just believes in oneness of Allah Muhammad (PBUH) is the last prophet of Allah and all other prophets sent before him the Day of judgment all Angels all Holy Books Is called a believer. In Arabic and in Quran the word Momin is used for them which means/translates to believer. On the other hand, a Muslim is a Momin/believer who observes and ...


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The Muslim is the person who has accepted Islam as his/her religion and prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as the Prophet of Islam. A real Muslim ought to say Shahadatain(2Shahadahs). As well as this, a Muslim ought to perform the orders of Islam. There is a tradition from Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) that said: The Muslim is a person that other Muslims must be ...


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Gambling is Haram in Islam based on Quran and many hadith. Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist? http://tanzil.net/#5:91 Scholars have said different definitions for gambling: Making a bond and setting some ...


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Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ provides a good insight about how Muslims view Allah: [1] قُلۡ هُوَ اللّٰہُ اَحَدٌ [2] اَللّٰہُ الصَّمَدُ [3] لَمۡ یَلِدۡۙ وَ لَمۡ یُوۡلَدۡ [4] وَ لَمۡ یَکُنۡ لَّہٗ کُفُوًا اَحَدٌ English translation: Say: He is Allah, the One! [1] Allah, the eternally Besought of all! [2] He begetteth not nor is he begotten. [3] And ...


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Bidah, the definition of Innovations The answer at top (by Ansari) is, as he is stating, only answering from one viewpoint. "I am answering from one viewpoint among Ahlussunnah wa al-Jama'ah. " That viewpoint is actually followed by the minority of scholars today and in the history. It's well known that that viewpoint has become much more popular these ...


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There isn't really much differences in what backbiting is, telling things about someone that he or she would not like others to know, and if what is told is not true than that is slandering. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "Do you know what is backbiting?" The Companions ...


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The term at-taqiyyah (Arabic: التقية) holds different definitions among the two sects: Sunnis vs. Twelver Shī'is. This means that its method of application and conditions differ between the two sects. This answer is from a Sunni perspective, in which there is no major division that I am aware of along the lines of different schools of jurisprudence. In it, ...


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The Prophet said backbiting is Your mentioning something about your fellow brother that he would not like. A hadith of the Prophet says: 10ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ لأبي ذرّ ـ: .... يا أباذرٍّ، إيّاكَ والغِيبَةَ؛ فإنَّ الغِيبَةَ أشَدُّ مِن الزِّنا ... قلتُ: يارسولَ اللّه‏ِ، وما الغِيبَةُ؟ قالَ: ذِكرُكَ أخاكَ بما يَكرَهُ، ...


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Roughly, you could use the following dividing lines Islam : the faith/system/theology revealed by God Muslim : A person who ascribes to this theology Islamic : An adjective used to indicate conformance of an entity with Islam the faith/theology Technically, if you use the term "Islamic" as an adjective for people, it should be the same as the term "...


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First: How much knowledge does one need before they can gain the title of being an Alim or Alima? A muslim is some-one who believes in the Islamic faith; this however does not make them an alim. Similarly someone who believes in Christianity believes in Jesus and the Christian faith but this does not make them a theologian. Finally some-one who believes ...


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The basic meaning of the word waseelah is a path that brings one near to something. Allah commands His believing slaves to fear Him (taqwa). When this word is accompanied by mention of obedience, it means refraining from haram things. It says that Seeking nearness to Allah is done through Obedience and leaving the sins. After that Allah says, "And seek ...


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First of all, shaitan/satan/iblees was never an angel as angels never disobey Allah. Here is clear evidence from Quraan: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me ...


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I found a text in the site www.mahdi313.ir which could be profitable for you. In accordance with its Tafseer, the meaning of مولی could be a Qiblah, or a direction, which is related to a leader or Imam (as the right direction) Of course I found some sites in Farsi which are related to your question, (if you know Farsi), you can see them. They are as shown ...


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walaykum salam A masjid is a place where sujud (prostration) is made. Hence the masjid and sujud similarities. It doesn't necessarily have to be a building, since the Prophet is reported to have said: الأَرْضُ كُلُّهَا مَسْجِدٌ إِلاَّ الْمَقْبَرَةَ وَالْحَمَّامَ The whole earth is a masjid, except for the graveyards and washrooms. (Sunan Abu ...


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I asked same question to Mufti Munawwar Husain Sahab, Director of Tawheed Centre. His reply was as below: To be called as martyr it is mandatory to have Iman . So if a non-muslim dies saving the people of his country he will not be called a martyr according to Islam as he didn't fulfill the condition of Iman. To get more clarification one can directly ...


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According to Muhammad al-Baqir --peace be upon him-- during a debate with a Christian scholar (see here), there is a period of time that neither is considered within day and nor night. But this time is a time from the heavens, Dua is accepted during such times and more, and this occurs between Fajr and Sunrise. So that means that days are from sunrise to ...


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Most translations of the Quran translate it as read. Different translations of the word Iqra in major translations: Sahih International: Recite in the name of your Lord who created - Pickthall: Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth, Yusuf Ali: Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created- Shakir: Read in ...


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Basically the definition of politics in Islam is not so much of out of Islam. But the source of laws for political laws are different. In Islam the sources of political laws are the Qur'an and authentic hadith. But in out of Islam the source of political laws are different theories made by humans. In fact in Islam the source of Islamic laws are God and out ...


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Asking for a proof from only Quran or Sunnah is hard. But I get your point, You are not looking for opinions. Sheikh Ibn Othaymeen defines Bidah as: If you add something new to the belief of Islam without having a proof from Quran or Sunnah then this is considered Bidah i.e: Pray 6 times instead of 5, during prayer you add something the prophet has ...


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Well the مُوَلِّي is a name (from the family) of the verb وَلَّى which may have many meanings like elapse (if the context is time), follow (if it's about a person or an authority) or assign or direct, turn, turn away ... as you can find here: http://www.almaany.com In the context of the Verse only turn/turn away are acceptable. This would mean that ...


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It is hard to translate this word in English. I can nearly say مولی is a subject that means a person who stand in a special direction و لکل وجهه هو مولیها means any direction has some people who stand in.


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Scholars usually define a needy person, as someone who can only find a part of his daily needs (e.g. food, clothing etc.) and has no or little income to support him/herself and/or their families. Borrowing money to pay for basic needs is usually a strong indicator that someone is needy. If you can speak Arabic, YouTube has many videos from top scholars on ...


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Tawheed means to believe in the uniqueness of God. It comes from the word Wahdat which means Unity. The one who believes in the uniqueness of God, is called Mowahhid ("موحد") . Shirk means to believe that God has one or more partners. The one who believes that God has partners, is called Moshrik ("مشرک"). For example the ones who believe in the God of ...


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Terminology: نفس = self & شیطان = satan I think the knowledge on Satan is very obvious, but the knowledge on self isn't. I would refer from Munajaat of Imam Ali. ( I have cut out some of its parts, you can see its complete version in the link) In this Munajaat, Imam Ali shows us who we are before Allah. My Lord, O my Lord, You are the Master and I am ...


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My sources are basically some posts from other forums, who posted some fatwas of contemporary scholars (like ar-Rahyly -who quoted a fatwa of- a-Shanqyty and as-Sahym) and this (Arabic) fatwa! الجُمْهُور (jumhoor) with its plural جَمَاهِير (jamaaheer) basically meaning the assemblage basically in Arabic language is used to describe a majority or major part ...


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