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What was her name? Khadijah (peace be upon her) How did the Prophet come to know her? According to Al-Raheeq al-Makhtum, "the Prophet (peace be upon him) went to Syria as a merchant for Khadijah(pbuh). She was a business-woman of great honor and fortune. She used to employ men to do her business for a certain percentage of profits." She knew about his ...


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What was the first Qibla in Islam? The first Qibla Muslims prayed towards is Al-Aqsa mosque المسجد الأقصى (or Bait Al-Maqdis بيت المقدس), here is a lovely photo the southern "chapel" of it (which is the oldest and main part) :) It's still a sacred place for Muslims (and Christianity and Judaism as well), in fact Allah blessed it and the lands surrounding ...


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There are two strategies of preserving something for a long time. One, as you alluded to, involves one standard, reference master copy. This is what was done for example with the units of measurement - the gold standard was stored in a temperature-controlled room in France. Everything else was measured against it. The principle here is that it is extremely ...


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Islam has no symbols. Quran doesn't suggest or order to use any symbol, but doesn't prohibit as well. The story behind the reason why some people use the crescent moon as a symbol is explained in the passage below. The crescent moon and star symbol actually pre-dates Islam by several thousand years. Information on the origins of the symbol are difficult ...


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Does Islam permit child marriages? I will explain the Hanafi law, as I don't know the other ones. Basically, marriage is legal at any age. So, yes, child marriages are allowed. However, sexual intercource between the husband and the wife happens after the girl reaches puberty, not before. Source: A website which belongs to Hanafi scholars: http://www....


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This is a great question. I'm not aware of any text from the Qur'an or hadith that explicitly mentions the gospel of Barnabas. Nor am I aware of any classical scholar who has addressed that gospel (but this is more than likely just my ignorance). As for modern positions, I don't know of any apart from the position taken by Yusuf Estes here and here: But ...


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You can read the story of Noah (AS) in these six chapters of Qur'an in detail: Al-'A`raf(7) Hud(11) Al-Mu'minun(23) Ash-Shu`ara'(26) Al-Qamar(54) Nuh(71) And the most detailed one is the Hud chapter in which you can read about Noah (AS) in 25 verses ( 25 to 49 ). In verse 11:40, Quran states: حَتَّىٰ إِذَا جَاءَ أَمْرُ‌نَا وَفَارَ‌ التَّنُّورُ‌ ...


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I'll start by answering the last question first. What is the role of Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) exactly concerning these readings? Quran has been transmitted through the time by oral memorization and recitation on a hand of Scholar not through a book. To understand this, we have to understand the definitions. Quran (القران): is the word of ...


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The narration pertaining to these ten companions is recorded by Ahmad (1/193) and At-Tirmithee (no. 3747). ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf (radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) said: أَبُو بَكْرٍ فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَعُمَرُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَعَلِيٌّ فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَعُثْمَانُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَطَلْحَةُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَالزُّبَيْرُ ...


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In order to answer this question, one may use the quote by Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki (or the similar ones mentioned here) stating that Ali(a.s.) was born inside the Ka'ba and this was unique to him alone. Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki in his Fusulu'l- Muhimma, Fasl I, p.14: "No one before Ali was born in the Ka'ba. This was a distinction given to ...


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There are some Ayahs in Quran regarding marriages of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) like the below Ayah: لَا يَحِلُّ لَكَ النِّسَاء مِن بَعْدُ وَلَا أَن تَبَدَّلَ بِهِنَّ مِنْ أَزْوَاجٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكَ حُسْنُهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا مَلَكَتْ يَمِينُكَ - الاحزاب 52 But I have never heard an Ayah that orders Prophet to marry Aisha. I think making an argument ...


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Firstly, Mu'awiyah (radiallahu anhu) is considered by sunnis as first king of muslims though he was called khalifah. The word "khalifah" simply means successor. The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Verdicts were asked the question: The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The khilaafah after me is thirty years, then there will be ...


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I once went to a mosque in India and asked "Why are there no women here?". One brother inside, who I think was the imam of the mosque, answered "They are only allowed in Ramadan for Tarawih". I said "Where did this start?" He said there is a hadith of Umar ibn Al Khattab(RA) that he saw women dressed lewdly and banned them from the mosque. The word got to ...


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All those preventing women from entering mosque are doing it because of cultural reasons in south east asia. Muslim women around the world go for juma/ taraweh. If a muslimah out of free will chooses not to go because of household duties there is no blame on her. But as a male the following hadith should be enough for "not allowing" women to enter mosque ...


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@Ali has mentioned the social political connections, but I would like to elaborate more: It has come partly from here but it is in Persian. Your question is basically why god has let the Prophet marry Aisha? The answer is that it has been for political reasons. The prophet (pbuh), to reach better status socially and politically, in order to advertise and ...


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Etymologically, the archaic English "mussulman" is derived from the Ottoman Turkish (and earlier Persian) "mosalmun [mosælmɒn] " (look it up here) , which both mean "Muslim". The modern "muslim" is (obviously) derived directly from the Arabic term. As to why the Turkish form gained enough traction in English to become its own word, I can only guess, but ...


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It is a common misconception that Muhammad somehow "invented" Islam. Rather, the term "Muslim" means one who submits himself to God. King David, who ruled the kingdom of Israel under God's command while still submitting to His authority, was as much a Muslim as Muhammad was. It has nothing at all to do with being in Mecca.


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I'll discuss the first question: This verse is the only reference form the holy Quran indicating the age of an earlier prophet: [29:14] And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they were wrongdoers. Yet it indicates that the prophet Noah (PBUH) himself ...


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Yes, this is a true story and actually it happened but with some difference in details. Figures: Abu Obaida Ibn Al-Jarrah (may Allah be pleased with him). Khalifah Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him). Place and Time Year: 17th Hijri, 638 AD. Place: The Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine). Story The Muslim armies led by Abu ...


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I want you to understand that in Islam, some matters of fiqh have flexibility and open to choice within the boundaries permitted by Shari'ah. One such matter is the tarawih prayer. From the authentic hadeeth of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) himself, it is known that he used to perform this prayer with different number of rakah. One hadeeth by ...


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This is a mistranslation I believe. There is no concept of "Elves" in Islam, but it does have the concept of "jinn" (also spelled djinn). But it is a common error. Arab culture also doesn't have Elves, so when the word Elf (in English) is translated to Arabic it is usually translated as jinn, as they are the closes beings in Arab culture to Elves. So ...


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The article speaks about some different places, so I answer separately: Ka'aba: As it is pointed to in the article, according to both Islam and history, Ka'aba was built by Ibrahim, who was a monotheist and a prophet of God. He built Ka'aba as a place for worship of Allah. But years after Ibrahim died, it was converted to a place for idols and idolatry. ...


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The site you are quoting does not mention which book by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya they are referring to, and I could not find this hadith in any of his books. Nonetheless, it is in Hulyat al-Awliyā' (Arabic: حلية الأولياء وطبقات الأصفياء) by Abu Nu'aym al-Asbahani, Vol. 1, pp. 369, as mentioned — in addition to his other book Siyar as-Salaf as-Sālihīn (Arabic: ...


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I do not know much about Abubakr Ahmad Bayhaqi than the fact that he used to collect Hadiths. However, regarding the Sunni schools of fiqh, you should understand few things. These schools do not exist to exert their opinions as truth to everyone. Rather, they exist to make it easy for a learner to get closer to truth. Be it the Madh'hab of Shafi'i, Malik, ...


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The First Qibla of Islam was toward Bitul-Maqdis, which is now in Jerusalem. Muslims used to pray Salat towards this Qibla, until this Ayat is revealed: We have certainly seen the turning of your face, [O Muhammad], toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a qiblah with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And ...


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Can anyone tell me about the Origin of Shia and Sunni? Shia Shiite Shi’ite Shii'te Shīʿah Shi’ite Shi’ites Shias all are the same word for شيعه which means follower [of someone]/ sect. In Shia/Sunni debates means "Shia of Ali". Shia is not limited to Shia of Ali S.A. and for example Shia of Muaviyeh existed in past but later only Shia of Ali S.A. remained ...


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I am using two references for this answer and both quote the same. Disclaimer: This is not my claim. I am just summarizing information. Before that it is important to know what is the right belief: It is fine to follow one of the four Madhabs if someone wishes to do it. However, one should not make it obligatory upon Muslims. A Muslim can follow any ...


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Generally Gospel of Barnabas lacks historical evidence to support its authenticity, the earlist versions currently available date back 16th and 17th century, and because of this many scholars avoid enduring it as the correct Injil or relying on it. Typically scholars require historical/textual-analysis support for authenticity before accepting it. However ...


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Assalamu alaikum brother, Ziyad related to me from Malik that he had heard a man he trusted of the people of knowledge say, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was shown the lifespans of the people (who had gone) before him, or what Allah willed of that, and it was as if the lives of the people of his community had become too ...


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In the hadith below it says 60 cubits tall. That’s about 90 feet. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, "Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring." So, ...


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