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When Sayyidna Ibrahim(Peace be Upon him) said this dua?

I am very interested in life of Sayyidna Ibrahim(Peace be Upon him) but i am only looking for reliable reference for information رَبِّ هَبْ لِى حُكْمًۭا وَأَلْحِقْنِى بِٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ ٨٣ When Sayyidna ...
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Is using the term avatar haram when it’s inspired by Hinduism?

Assalamualaikum. Is using the term avatar in game, school and social media is Haram when it’s inspired by Hinduism? It’s hard to avoid the term in this era. I ask a sheikh about it and he said it’s ...
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How long ago was Adam created?

Assalamualaikum, I have been having doubts about this issue for a while and if anyone with knowledge can help, i would appreciate. It is said that we can not know how many have passed since Prophet ...
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God's name: אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל

It is common knowledge that Islam considers the Hebrew bible to be the Holy word of God. I would therefore like to know if Muslims ever refer to Allah as אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל - "The God of Israel&...
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Why do we say that the quran of ibn mas'ud is LOST? while we have some (?) variant

Salam I know we have Kitab al-Masahif of Ibn Abi Dawood relating some variant of the mushaf of ibn mas'ud. I also heared that we have some variant in tafsir Can we make the whole mushaf of ibn mas'ud ...
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Why wasn't ʿUbaydallāh bin Jaḥsh killed for apostasy?

I'm currently researching Shari`a laws, and this query is related. ʿUbaydallāh bin Jaḥsh parted from Islam and adopted Christianity and died a natural death. Yet, under Shari`a law, leaving Islam ...
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Is there a figure in Islam that is comparable to the Biblical Paul in that they once persecuted Muslims, but then became a Muslim?

First, I am aware that Paul IS a figure Islam, though he definitely doesn't occupy a similar position to Muslims as he does to Christians. This is all besides the point. This question stems from a ...
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Is there any proof of Hazrat Zain Ul Abideen mourning over Karbala in his entire life

Asalam o alaikum dear Muslim brothers and sisters. I wanted to know if there is any proof of Hazrat Zain Ul Abideen mourning over the incident of Karbala in his entire life? Like bringing out horses, ...
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Umar's (ra) statement regarding Ansari women

In certain hadiths (such as this one) Umar (ra) made this statement, "We, the people of Quraish, used to have authority over women, but when we came to live with the Ansar, we noticed that the ...
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The Devshrime system implemented by Ottoman Empire was it Halal or Haram?

Are Muslim men allowed to take "sex slaves?" As stated in the above answer there are only two ways a free person can be enslaved. It's if they become prisoners of war or if they are born to ...
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Is there any event where Hazrat Ali (RA) ordered execution of people who considered him to be divine?

Is there any event in which Hazrat Ali(RA) ordered the killing of 40 people because they exceeded the limits of love with Hazrat Ali(RA) and declared Hazrat Ali(RA) to be the God.
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How authentic is the report of Umar being corrected by a female?

There is a story that goes like this: Once the Second Caliph Umar, Omar bin Khattab told the people to not be excessive in mahr (bride price) and not to exceed four hundred dirhams. A woman protested ...
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Burning of books during Persian conquest

Ibn Khaldun, in the chapter “On the Rational Sciences and their Kinds” (al-’ulum al-'aqliyyah wa asnafuha) of his Muqaddimah, says: “At the time of the conquest of Iran many books of that country fell ...
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about Masjid al Aqsa

In Quran it is said "Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the ...
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Was Abu Talib not a Muslim?

Abu Talib was the beloved uncle of prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) and the father of Ali(p.b.u.h.). It is well known that how he protected and acted as a care-taker of the prophet from Quraysh . However, ...
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Chronology of the Quran

There are several attempts to estimate the chronological order of the Surahs. Many decisions may have been estimated through analogy between the contents and the traditions on history. My question is: ...
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If Arabs were no nation, how did Arabic become the language of the Quran? [closed]

From history I came to know that before Islam the Arabs wer not considered a nation but any types of nomads people were called Arabs. How come Arabic is called a language in the Quran when the Arabs ...
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About early Muslims and Islam

I have previously asked a question that a Christian asked to me but he is bothering me again,I think he is trying to convince me to leave Islam.But before I block him I think I need to find the answer ...
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Ancient Notable Schoars those who studied music - were they sinners according to Islam?

Adaab. Recently many people in social media, including some of my Muslim friends, are literally scared that music has covered up the globe, and they thinks it is very sinful. I have seen many past ...
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How the radiocarbon date work in case of quran dating?

How the radiocarbon date actually work?The sana manuscript has 2 layer text,how they dated these 2 layer texts aka upper and lower text?I heard carbon dating can only date the material itself, the ...
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Why didn't Muhammad execute the Jew who poisoned him?

Narrated Anas bin Malik: A Jewess brought a poisoned (cooked) sheep for the Prophet (ﷺ) who ate from it. She was brought to the Prophet and he was asked, "Shall we kill her?" He said, "...
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When did the concept of 'isnad' originate?

In the history of hadith sciences, who was the first scholar to grade an isnad? When was the first use of the concept?
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Muhammad's Title as Ruler?

What was Muhammad's title as ruler of Medina? Looking at his titles, I can't see the one about his temporal governance.
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Most Important Southeast Asian scholars

Who were the most important scholars from Malaysia and Indonesia in the history of Islam? What were their contributions?
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St.John of Damascus [closed]

I dont understand the statement of ST.John of Damascus, what he claim many of them can't be found in Quran like he say "Mary is sister of Harun and Musa" but nowhere in Quran say it,Quran ...
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How did the inscription dome of rock survive

How come that the inscription of dome of rock survived? The building was damaged in 808 and 846 CE, collapsed in earthquake in 1015CE and 1033CE. There was a crusade in 1099 and dome of rock become a ...
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Why did Abu Bakr send armies into Syria? [duplicate]

In this Hadith it is mentioned that Abu bakr RA sent armies into ash-Shaam: Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq was sending armies to ash-Sham. He went for a ...
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Questions related to Christians and Jews of Hijaz

Did Hijaz have many Jews (Besides Madinah) and Christians? Also did they have acces to the Bible or was the Christianity and Judaism they practiced different of the Judaism and Christianity other non-...
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What was the Georgian calendar date when the moon was split?

I'm reading this: People living in other parts of the world witnessed the splitting of the moon as well, which happened 18 June 1178, corresponding with Dhul-Hijjah 29, 573 on the Islamic calendar. ...
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What is the "hilful fazool" agreement that Prophet Muhammad agreed to before Islam?

I'd look to know more about the "hilful fazool" agreement that took place in Makkah when the Prophet was still young? Why did he prefer it over red camels? What was do great about a simple ...
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What are the islamic sources that relate about India or Hinduism?

Surely the thousands of Nabi's and Rassul's that appeared before Muhammad (saws) were not preaching the exact same precepts as Islam, at least because they were sent to totally different people. Of ...
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Did the entire world submerged during Nooh's (Noah) time? [duplicate]

Assalamualaikum, I actually had this question, did the entire world submerged during Nooh's time, Nooh went on a mountain with some people and animals to protect from that flood,but did the entire ...
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Is Wilferd Ferdinand Madelung a reliable source for Islamic history?

Whenever I refer to Wikipedia to read about history of early Islam and later caliphates, many articles cite Wilferd Ferdinand Madelung in some controversial statements that he make. I will list below ...
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Was Prophet Noah sent for all humanity at his time?

We know that Prophet Muhammed was sent for all humanity & jinns from his time till the Day of Judgement. But I'd like to verify the claim in one of the answers for the below question: https://...
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How did Adam and Hawwa multiply?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidil-Mursalin wa 'ala 'Alihi wa Sahbihi Ajma'in. So the question is How did Adam and Hawwa multiply? I'd like to know both Sunni ...
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Where can I get authentic Info about the Caliphates of Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali?

We have sahih hadiths to learn authentic info about the life of the prophet, do we have something equivalent in authority and reliability for those four caliphs ?
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What was the battle in which Khalid bin Waleed besieged a city with a trench around it and filled up the trench with camels to cross it?

i remember reading about a battle in which the muslim army under Khalid bin Waleed laid siege to a city with a trench around it and Khalid RA had the old and weak camels slaughtered to fill up the ...
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Why didn't Muhammad do anything during a leap month? [closed]

The pre-Islamic Arabs had 354 days in their calendar rather than the 365 days of the solar calendar. To make up this difference, leap months were added once every three years. But this practice was ...
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Was Iddah observed for the captives of Banu Mustaliq?

It was forbidden to have sex with them until they were distributed and their iddah period was over that's a long time. But this hadith clearly show they decided to have intercourse with them without ...
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What influenced the inclusion of guardianship within Islam? [duplicate]

Guardianship of Muslim women by men of a particular relative status is an important part of Islamic culture. I'm confused over this because on the one hand the word guardian implies the protection of ...
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How authenthic is "Usulal Qiraat" or "shatibiyyah " by Imam Shatibi

Recently online I encountered this book, people quote this specific passage: "Now, the holder of the noble secret concerning sweet scents, he is Nāfi˘ who chose Medinah as (his) abode ": &...
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Time of the revelation of verse 9:5

Sahih bukhari 4355 says: Narrated Jarir: In the Pre-lslamic Period of Ignorance there was a house called Dhu-l-Khalasa or Al-Ka'ba Al- Yamaniya or Al-Ka`ba Ash-Shamiya. The Prophet (ﷺ) said to me, &...
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When and where did Hasan ibn Ali(RA) die?

When and where did Hazrat Hasan(RA), son of Hazrat Ali and the grandchild of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) die?
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What is the Meaning of this hadith in Tirmidhi

What is the meaning of The hadith: Masruq narrated that : he asked Aishah about the Witr of the Prophet. She said: He would perform Witr during all of the night; (either) its beginning, its middle, or ...
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Could Pre-Islamic Arab women arrange their own marriages?

Background I am currently in a discussion with someone who argues that Islam worsened women’s rights in Arabia. I have dealt with most of his objections, except this one: Argument Before Islam, ...
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What is Madrasathul Athar and Madrasthul Ra'y?

I came across these two terms while reading a book and I couldn't fully understand what the book said. The book said Madrasathul Ra'y was the school of thought of Imam Abu Hanifa Rahimullah and ...
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what is source of story about healer sent by persian king to aravia and no one paid attention to him?

i wanted to ask "is there a hadith admonishing to not eat until being hungry?" and i have found this question in "similar questions" block. the answer to that question is enough ...
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Would abu al-Hassan al-Asha'ari regard himself as among the Asha'arites?

The Ash'arite أشعرية‎ or Asha'irah ٱلْأَشَاعِرَة are a known theoligcal sect of creed that refers by name to abu al-Hassan al-Asha'ary and most of its followers can be found among followers of the ...
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Who are the Kullabiyah?

I've read a few articles with statement of ibn Taymiyyah pointing at a further sects of creed beside the Salafi, Ash'ary and Maturidi which claim to be part of ahl as-Sunna wal Jama'a (or at least ...
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Is forced conversion of slaves allowed?

As explained in Is idol destruction a form of religious intolerance? The verse "Let there be no compulsion in religion" Applies only to the people from whom Jizyah is collected. So, my ...
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