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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

To complement the answer by @Uma: General rule: A Muslim should not kill another Muslim intentionally وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ أَن يَقْتُلَ مُؤْمِنًا إِلَّا خَطَأً And never is it for a believer to ...
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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

They base it on: فإن تابوا وأقاموا الصلاة وآتوا الزكاة فخلوا سبيلهم But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. — Quran 9:5 أمرت أن أقاتل الناس حتى ...
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Does Allah have a Shadow?

NOTE. I have not seen any translation that refers to the phrase ظل الله as the shadow of Allah. Almost all translations that I have seen (including the ones referenced in this answer) use the word ...
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Does خنزير الماء (or literally pig of the sea) in this statement or fatwa really refers to a Capyabra?

From what I can gather, خنزير الماء is meant to be a hypothetical or mythical creature and it isn't defined exactly what it is. Similar examples which can be found in Fiqh books include إنسان الماء (...
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Why non-Arabs are considered lesser than Arabs as a nation?

This is the sentence right after the one you quoted: So a non-Arab who is pious and righteous is better than an Arab who falls short in his duties to Allah, may He be exalted. Although, this is ...
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Why does The Reliance of the Traveller highlight 216 liters of water in the context of impurities?

What is a qullah? First of all you should know that a qullah is basically a big vessel (search via google القلة). One could ask himself whether these vessels have been fabricated everywhere with the ...
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Did Ibn Taymiyyah say Ibn Umar was an innovator in religion?

Yes, the partial quote provided is by Ibn Taymiyyah, but as typically is the case, the quote is either chopped, taken out of context, or misquoted altogether. The quote is from Iqtidā' al-Ṡerāt al-...
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Why is plucking the eyebrow haram?

A relevant hadith is: Narrated 'Abdullah: that the Prophet cursed the women who practice tattooing and those who seek to be tattooed, the women who remove hair from their faces seeking beautification ...
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Is celebrating independence day in accordance to Islam?

According to the law of Islam, it is completely prohibited to celebrate Independence Day, not only that, but other ceremonies too as per the The Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon ...
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Looking for a hadith about feeding 10 by 10 sahabah until they got full up?

This is recorded in Sahih Bukhari, كتاب المغازى, and Sahih Muslim, كتاب الأشربة. Ibn Kathir in Al Bidayah wa al-Nihayah also mentions other references.
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Did Surah 9:5 abrogate surah 2:256?

There is difference on whether it is abrogated or not. The ruling however is the same, as no compulsion of religion applies to those from whom Jizyah is taken, refer to this and this. (The ...
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Why are non Muslims killed for not paying jizya?

Your question has several false assumptions: A Muslim can be killed for not paying Zakat. One who refuses the obligation of Zakat is executed, being an apostate. And one who refuses payment of Zakat ...
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Is it true that the apostates' families are taken as slaves?

Full quote and overall meaning The quote you are talking about is the following quote about the different views of scholars on the topic as dsiplaye din al-Mawsu'a al-Fiqhya الموسوعة الفقهية: It says ...
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Clarification about al-Mughni 7-101 of Ibn Qudama

First of all al-Mughni is a book on hanbali fiqh not the Qur'an, so whatever the author says is the interpretation of his fiqh school based on their ijtihad and osol and not necessarily the truth as ...
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Is celebrating independence day in accordance to Islam?

Translation of Indian national anthem by Tagor itself: Thou art, the ruler of our minds, of all people The dispenser of India's destiny! Thy name rouses the heart of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat and ...
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Understanding the Ruling on being in an isolated place for opposite gender

There are orders in Islam about sin to restrict it and there are order about prevention to avoid committing sin. Your examples above definitely not comes in this prevention if you don't have ...
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What are the conditions for talaq to be valid?

Although I never heard about that condition and I don't know if the fatwa is correct or wrong, but according to my understanding to the fatwa, the man says there is only one condition that the talaq ...
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Why did Ibrahim greet his father with the Salam, if one shouldn't greet disbelievers with salaam?

The referred hadith belongs to a particular stage in the ministry of the Messenger i.e. after itmam al hujjah. Tahawi (853-933) writes while explaining a different hadith: وَكَانَ فِي الْوَقْتِ ...
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Am I allowed to vote a woman into power?

The article quotes the following verse: Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous ...
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