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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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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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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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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 Allah ...


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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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@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". Which probably derived from the Arabic word "Musliman", equivalent to "Muslim" or "Muslimoon" plural of Muslim. The modern &...


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People confuse between Muwayah (RA) and his son, Yazid bin Muwayah. This confusion comes because 1- Muslims go extreme because of their emotions, feelings, and love of Ahlul Bayt and they were devastated by what happened to them. 2- Lack of knowledge 3- They were taught to hate him by some sects. However, there is a huge difference between these two: ...


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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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If you are an arabic reader check this article from IslamWeb(which can also be translated to English) that states that the persons who washed the Prophet were: the prophet's family members who were: Al-Abbas, Ali, Al-Fadl and Kuthm (Al Abbas' sons), Shakran (the prophet's servant), Usama bin Zaid, and Aous bin Khawlah. However they washed him wearing his ...


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The word 'Allah' as a God was well known at the time of the pagan Arabs (and perhaps even more backward in the history). In fact they even believed Allah to be the creator and sustainer: If indeed thou ask them who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law), they will certainly reply, “Allah”. [...] And if ...


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King David, also known as Dawood (peace be upon him), was one of the great Prophets of Allah, and he is mentioned in the Quran. And as is known all Prophets came with the same message, and that was Islam, though the practices may defer according to their times their message is theologically the same. Furthermore, Dawood (peace and blessings be upon him) ...


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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 itself for many centuries. I tried to summarize it as much as i can. Note that among the qurraa' of the 7-10 mutawatir and 4 non-mutawatir readings which have ...


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Well.. being a Muslim and living in a Muslim society, i agree with you totally on this matter! Muslims really have gone out of limits when it comes to anger management. The result can be seen in the world, how Muslims have developed themselves as barbaric savages. Not only in religious matters but also in every day issues. Now coming towards the reasons, i ...


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Did the Islamic calendar come after the invention of the English calendar? Yes and no. The Hijri calendar (i.e. the Islamic calendar) counts years based on the Hijrah — the year Mohammad and his followers left Mecca for Madinah — which is actually about the halfway point in Muhammad's twenty-odd year long ministry, so it's correlation to "how ...


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The whole story (according to the narration quoted in tarykh at-Tabari) has heavy weaknesses, so most scholars consider it as fabricated. The narrator Mohammed ibn Hamyd ar-Razi محمد بن حميد الرازي was considered as a kind of fabricator Imam ad-Dahabi called him صَاحِبُ عَجَائِبَ "A man or fellow of wonders, meaning who told hair-rising stories" al-...


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It should be noted, that the hadith in your question is not Authentic, it is false. Ka'b never predicted that Umar would die in three days, furthermore the description of Umar and when he would die is not in the Tauraat.


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For Shia view: What was her name? Khadijah (AS) How did the Prophet come to know her? The Prophet Mohammad(sawwas) was not hired by Khadijah(as) for her trade. Frankly He was a merchant sharing trading with Khadijah(as). How old was she? She was 25 years old when she got married with Prophet Mohammad(sawwas) Who was her father? Khwailid son of Asad ...


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In the name of Allah the compassionate the merciful Yes, The holy prophet (Peace be upon him and his household) took the life of Ubayy bin Khalaf. It is narrated from Jabir as such: Some one had domesticated a horse in Mecca. When ever the holy prophet used to pass by his place, he used to tell him: "I will kill you mounted on this beast" In the ...


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Short Answer: Ja'fari Madhab is the School of Jurisprudence of most Shiites. It is derived from the name of Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad Sadiq, the 6th Shiite Infallible authority (Imam), a descendent, and in fact a member, of the Prophet’s Ahl al-Bayt or Household according to the Shiite concept of the term. Ja'fari School is thus distinguished from Sunni ...


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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 without speaking badly about him.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1329 Qais ibn Sa’d reported: A funeral passed by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be ...


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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 believe that there were thousands of prophets who came over the course of history to preach the word of God, like Noah, Abraham, Jesus, Moses, David, etc. (...


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The Prophet Mohammad(sawwas) can be divided into many stages: Born: Our prophet born orphaned, his father(as) died before his born and he lived with his mother Amena(a.s.). The economic state was fine because they were living from his father's trade incomes and help from his grandfather Abd-Almotalleb(as). Living with grandfather: In the age of 6 his ...


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In your question, you state: Prophets mentioned in the Jewish and Christian holy books can be for example assumed to be known to common people. Of the 25 prophets mentioned in the link you supply, 22 are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (which is called the Old Testament by Christians), and 24 are mentioned in the Christian Scriptures (Yahya and 'Isa, ...


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First you should know that the Quran has been transmitted through the time by oral memorization and recitation on a hand of Scholars beginning with the Sahaba (May Allah be pleased with them) and not through a book (even today), and those who learned the Quran only through books are not accepted as teachers of a reading if their Reading isn't approved by a ...


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In the name of Allah the compassionate the merciful Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of Hashim (1). Masoodi Which is entitled as the herodotus of arabs writes ...


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There are several perspectives concerning the time when Mashroobat-al-alkoli (Alcohol drinks) got haram (forbidden), among: In Mecca and at the beginning of Be’thah . / . (ديدگاه علامه طباطبايي و سيد جعفر مرتضي عاملي؛ ر.ك: الميزان, ج 16, ص 163, الصحيح من سيره النبي الاعظم, ج 4, ص 43) Before Ohod war in the third year of Hejrah ...


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Let's take it chronologically: Yes, at the beginning of Islam alcohol was not prohibited, but it was well known that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) never ever even came close to it! So the first Verse of the Quran which quotes alcohol is (16:67) and faces the intoxication (tippling) with the good provision. (Surat an-Naml is the only Meccan ...


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