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What is the meaning of "nikah" and the purpose of marriage?

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 ...
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Is "X" kufr (reference question)

< work in process > Definition: Kufr is the denial of anything which is known by to be a part of the religion of Islam, i.e. the shariah of Muhammad ﷺ, through ijma or tawatur. See e.g. al-...
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Taqiya - conditions and goals?

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. ...
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Is "X" kufr (reference question)

Asalaam Alaikum DEFINITIONS OF KUFR • IN ARABIC USAGE the term kufr comes from the arabic verb kafara, which means to cover up, conceal or deny. this is the same as to cover, hide, and disbelieve. ...
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Is it still backbiting if I don't mention the name of the person being backbit?

If it is like you've explained it has good chances not to be backbiting. As backbiting is defined in the sunnah in: Do you know what is backbiting? They (the Companions) said: Allah and His ...
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Definition of Martyr in Islam

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 ...
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What does Iqra (اقرأ) mean?

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: ...
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What does Iqra (اقرأ) mean?

The word "ikra" in the original of the verse is the imperative of the verb "karae". This word is also available in Hebrew and Syriac. For example, even now, in Syriac, "kıryono" is used for the word "...
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What is the difference between the waswas (whispering) of the nafs (soul) and Satan

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 ...
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What is the meaning of Shirk and the meaning of Tawheed? What is the difference between these two?

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 ...
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What is the difference between these terms referring to a majority of scholars: Ijma', Jumhoor and Jamaheer?

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! ...
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What does "mahram" mean?

Basically a mahram is a person who can't marry a woman for ever (it is haram). This means what ever happens he is by default not allowed to marry her according the shari'a. From a womans perspective ...
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What is rewayat?

Basically I'd say this question is to some extent related to Arabic language and also the meaning is related to topics. And therefore it could be considered as too broad. Nevertheless I think it is ...
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Is it allowed not to hate anyone including the most evil creatures?

"Is it allowed" - No. Firstly, being apathetic towards people who do bad things is a sign of someone who doesn't have a heart (i.e., either the heart is cold or numb). Hating people who do bad ...
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What is exactly meant by كرامت/keramet

Definition of the term As-Sa'adi defined Karamah الكرامة in his at-Tanbeehaat al-Lateefah fima Ahtawiyat ‘alayhi al-Waasitiyyah min al-Mabaahith al-Muneefah, p. 107 as follows: The karaamah is an ...
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What is exactly meant by كرامت/keramet

كرامة is an extraordinary event or miracle that happens at the hand of a righteous person who is not a prophet. Examples that are cited from the Quran include the food that came for Mary (3:37), the ...
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What is zina of the heart? What things constitute zina of the heart?

What you have stated about the Zina of the heart is not totally true since it is not only about what comes in your mind but what your heart also feels for such imaginations. Its definition: what one'...
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What's the difference between khalwa and 'uzla in islam

Asalaam Alaikum the literal meaning of these two words are pretty much the same but differ according to the context and concept in which it is used. as you have mentioned these terms can be mainly ...
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Can a woman after puberty be called "Saghira" (صغيرة)?

This question is exceptionally broad because صغير / صغيرة just means "small" or "little." As such, it can be used in different contexts differently. A woman past puberty when being ...
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Can a woman after puberty be called "Saghira" (صغيرة)?

In the books of fiqh, صغير and صغيرة are used to refer to pre-pubescents, I.e. those who have not displayed one of the signs of puberty and haven't yet reached 15 lunar years of age.
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Definition of showing off

Showing off it means that you try to look praiseworthy in the eyes of people, while one showing off with his worldly belongings leads him to be affected by the evil eye. I do not know if showing off ...
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What exactly consitutes a vow (nadhr النذر)?

Nadhr (and the related questions about it): Nadhr, in Islam, is an ought you make upon yourself of different kinds of worships to Allah whether it was with a condition or not. The conditions can be ...
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Praise, Ibaadat, Worship, is there any difference?

Worship is translation of Ibaadah. Praising Allah is a type of worship. Praising is worship, but there are other acts that are worship but are not praising like zakat, sawm, udhiyah.
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What is zina of the heart? What things constitute zina of the heart?

Zina and zina of the heart Allah the Almighty says: And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way. (17:32) This simply means that we avoid ...
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Is it still backbiting if I don't mention the name of the person being backbit?

The prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Backbiting is to mention your brother with that which he dislikes.” [Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud] Imam al-Barkawi said in al-Tariqa al-...
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What exactly do shia scholars mean with 'aql (intellect)? Explain with examples!

This is my personal understanding of the issue. A more complete and sound answer can be found here (you should probably use translators if you cannot read in Persian/Farsi) First of all, in the common ...
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What are the characteristics of 'illal (criteria) that distinguish them from hikam (benefits)?

I'm busy studying this science, so I'll try my best to explain but please forgive me if it's unclear as a result. Take the example of fasting in Ramadan. If the new moon is sighted, you have to fast. ...
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What are the characteristics of 'illal (criteria) that distinguish them from hikam (benefits)?

'Illah is the cause for which the rule is actually ruled, while Hikmah is the benefit residing in the rule. For example, it is encouraged for people to cover their head when they go to WC, one may ...
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What does the Indonesian word "ghibtoh" mean?

It is as Honey have replied. To add more, Ghibtoh or Ghibtah is from the the Arabic word غبطة, which is defined by the dictionary as (my translation): To wish the self the bestowed good, without ...
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