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Why is the Hafs reading of the Qur'an so prevalent?

My answer is primarily based on this nice history of spreading of the qiraa't of the scholar ibn Amin. Which shows that the qiraa'a of Hafs 'an 'Asim has not even well known or prevalent in al-Kufa ...
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Is idol destruction a form of religious intolerance?

لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ (No compulsion in religion) applies to those from whom Jizyah is accepted: the People of the Book and foreign religions. It does not apply to the people to whom a Prophet is ...
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How accurate are these statements about the naming of Safina?

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' (...
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Why can't our Sunni brothers agree to the curse of Muawiya ibn Abu Sufyan

Aisha reported: The Prophet (SAW) said, “Do not abuse the dead, for they have reached what they put forward.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “When your companion dies, then leave him alone ...
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Who were sentenced to death during the conquest of Mecca?

Some hadith sources "On the day of the Conquest of Makkah, the Messenger of Allah [SAW] granted amnesty to the people, except four men and two women. He said: 'Kill them, even if you find them ...
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Did women sacrifice?

There are narrations about various women offering udhiyya or it being slaughtered on their behalf. Some of these include: The wives of the Prophet ﷺ: فلما كنا بمنى أتيت بلحم بقر فقلت ما هذا قالوا ضحى ...
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Is Islam the oldest religion?

Some quick background to the answer: The most fundamental belief in Islam is that we believe there is only one God (Allah, in Arabic), and so one who submits to the word of Allah is a Muslim. We also ...
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How did "an atom's weight" come to be mentioned in translations of the Qur'an?

Below, I propose two non-miraculous possibilities; it might not be easy to discern which one is correct. Other translations use the word "particle" instead of "atom" (see Islam Awakened), and surely ...
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What caused the decline of the Bani Hashim, what form did the decline take, and why did it happen so quickly?

Most of Mecca's TRADING was a passing trade, for the transferred goods from Yemen and Ethiopia to Mecca and their markets and then to A-Sham. Abdul Muttalib and Banu Hashim bound traders to follow ...
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Is the real name of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) Quthem? Is Abu Kabsha another name?

Muhammad and the name Qutham There's a story saying that one of the son''s of 'abd al Muttalib who died while Amina was pregnant was called Qutham قُثَمُ and maybe he wanted to name his grand son ...
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In what ways did Muhammad's teachings improve the status of women?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Mankind inherited from the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him a great ...
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How does the Qur'an (and its commentators) explain the miraculous birth of Isa? Who is Isa's father?

What's to reconcile? The Qur'anic account of Isa's birth is pretty much exactly the same as that held by Christians: He had no earthly father, rather he was miraculously conceived and birthed by Mary....
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Why the Jewish Pesach or Passover and the Islamic 'Ashura' don't fall on the same day?

Hebrew calendar Traditionally, the Hebrew calendar was based on a lunar calendar, with each month starting with the sighting of the moon (source). Months were either 29 or 30 days. This is exactly ...
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Did Muhammad bin idrees ash shafaee make such a statement?

Yes Imam Ash-Shaafi`i said: "Al-Layth is more knowledgeable than Maalik." (p. 524 of al-Shafi`i's Manaqib) He means Maalik Ibn Anas, the Imaam of the people of Al-Madeenah. And there was ...
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Did Muhammad bin idrees ash shafaee make such a statement?

The complete statement of imam a-Shafi'i (see for example wafayat al-a'ayan of ibn Khallikan) is as quoted in the comment of @Kilise: اللَّيْثُ أَفْقَهُ مِنْ مَالِكٍ إِلاَّ أَنَّ أَصْحَابَه لَمْ ...
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Does Qur'an 7:133 imply there were five plagues of Egypt?

No the Qur'an actually quotes more than that. You've missed to read a few verses earlier: And We certainly seized the people of Pharaoh with years of famine and a deficiency in fruits that perhaps ...
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How we know that Quran was not altered during the times of revelation?

In my view, questions of these types are internally inconsistent. 1) Does the inquirer believe in Allah, and that Allah did send the Revelation through Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad (peace and ...
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Original Copies of Muhammad al-Bukhari's Books?

None of the answers given so far seems satisfactory to me. As none of the answers shows a date of compilation of the copy presented as the original. An original manuscript of Sahih al-Bukhari in ...
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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Child marriage is (probably) recognized. The Qur'an describes the how to measure the post-divorce waiting period (iddah) of females who haven't menstruated: And those who no longer expect ...
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Did women in Arabian peninsula have "Hijab" before Islam?

Beside the fact that Jews and Christians used to live in the Arabian peninsula before Islam and the fact that the Torah already included verses about veiling the hair. The jahili poetry is full of ...
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Different versions of Arabic Qur'an

Well the major point is the definition of ahruf... there are many interpretations and no real consensus: if I remember well Imam as-Suyuti in his itqaan الإتقان في علوم القرآن mentioned a long list ...
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What was the earliest Hadith Book / Collection to be recorded?

The point is what do you define as a hadith book or hadith collection? Records of hadith in the early days of Islam As hadith was in first place (the same as Quran) memorized and spread through oral ...
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Which Sahaba were Jews and Christians before they became Muslim?

Among those sahaba i could find so far with the help of the list of sahaba provided by the Arabic wikipedia: Former Jews There are from the former Jews of bani Quraidhah/Qurayzah: Assad ibn Ka'ab al-...
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What does the "Taqlid Period, after the formation of Madhabs and the closing of the gate of ijtihad" refer to?

Maybe not a final answer, I won't add references, as you may find enough in my relevant posts Taqlid isn't per se something haram, as we are always asked to ask people who have more knowledge than we ...
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Why did people call Islam 'Muhammadanism' when it clearly states in the Qu'ran that Islam is the name of the religion?

I think this would fit better in history.SE, but anyway in Wikipedia it is said that the word comes from something meaning a "follower of Mohammad" The Oxford English Dictionary cites 1663 as the ...
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What was the justification for attacking or fighting the Persians in 'Iraq by the Caliphs Abu bakr and 'Omar?

The justification was that they were following the commands of the Quran, among them: يا أيها الذين آمنوا قاتلوا الذين يلونكم من الكفار O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the ...
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Who was the biological mother of Zaynab bint Jahsh according to Muslim Scholars?

Ibn Kathir in his history writes: بزينب بنت جحش بن رئاب بن يعمر بن صبرة بن مرة بن كبير بن غنم بن دودان بن أسد بن خزيمة الأسدية أم المؤمنين ، وهي بنت أميمة بنت عبد المطلب عمة رسول الله صلى الله عليه ...
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Who was the biological mother of Umama (or Umayma) bint Abdul Muttalib?

Her father Abdul-Muttalib was the grandfather of the Prophet, being the father of Abdullah. Regarding her mother, Tabari narrates the following tradition from Hisham bin Muhammad: عبد الله بن عبد ...
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Which surah(s) of the Qur'an covers the most stories (Prophets/real person)?

Surah A’raaf (The Heights) has stories of Prophet Adam at the start, moves on, later the Prophet Nuh’s story comes, then Prophet Hud’s, then Prophet Saleh, then Prophet Lut, then Prophet Shu’aib, then ...
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