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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

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 ...
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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

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 ...
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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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Did Muhammad torture anyone to get info?

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 ...
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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 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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Intolerance in muslims

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 ...
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Hijri vs English Calendar. How old is Islam?

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 ...
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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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Was alcohol permitted long ago, before Mohammad was born?

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 ...
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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 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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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

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 ...
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Was alcohol permitted long ago, before Mohammad was born?

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 ...
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Why is there a difference in the names of prophets between Muslims, Christians and Jews?

The origin of the name of 'Isa (peace be upon him) Well according to Arabic Wikipedia the original name of Jesus or 'isa (peace be upon him) is derived from Aramaic (which looks like Muhammad in ...
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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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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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Why did Umar (RA) forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?

This is incorrect, and False. Umar never forbade, it was the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) who completely and forever forbade it on the day of Khaybar, and this is what authentically ...
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Fadak, Fatima and Abu baker

A Sunni view on the issue is that these are not accurate. First, it is not established that the prophet gave Fadak to her. Contrary to that there are hadith stating that she asked for it during the ...
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Intolerance in muslims

In addition to what brother Abdul Jabbar has said, I would like to add some points I think is the cause of intolerance. Quran is very clear that belief is a thing of heart and it is not to be forced ...
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What is meant by the Kunya name of the Prophet?

The word Kunya كنية is honor to a person. It is specially used for women to not let her name disclosed, like umm for mother and abu for father.source Kunya can also be used if you don't have child, i....
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