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Is it appropriate to use the term "Semite" for Muslims?

"Semite" is an ethnic description (originally referring to the peoples that spoke semitic languages), "Muslim" a religious one. The confusion only arises because "Jewish" is both an ethnic and a ...
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Can I marry an unchaste Christian woman that is a webcam model?

Yes it is a problem. Allah says in the Qu'ran: “Made lawful to you this day are At‑Tayyibaat [all kinds of Halaal (lawful) foods, which Allaah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, ...
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How does a Muslim pray in a non-Muslim environment?

In an environment (house) where the woman is of a Christian faith (Catholic) and has crosses around the premises, how can a Muslim man perform his salat's? Is this allowed? Yes, it is. That is ...
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Reasons for not allowing interfaith marriage

Allah does not need to provide a reason or justification for His commands. The primary purpose of commandments is to test compliance, and it is not necessary to give any reason or benefit behind it. ...
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How to respond to doubt of logic?

In logic, there is an important concept known as an "axiom", which is defined as "a statement accepted as true as the basis for argument or inference". These are elements that are ...
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How am I a born Muslim?

As per Islamic belief, each child is born on fitrah (born with an innate inclination of tawhid or monotheism). Then his parents teach them their religion. i.e if a human being was raised out of ...
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Reasons for not allowing interfaith marriage

Quick Answer: Interfaith marriage is only allowed between Muslim men and women from the People of the Book, meaning Christians and Jews. There are particularly two ayahs in the Quran, 2:221 and 60:10, ...
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Can a muslim man marry a spiritual monotheist woman?

The majority opinion is that Muslims are not allowed to marry non-muslims, monotheists or otherwise, unless they follow a known and attested divine revelation. This is based on the literal ...
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Can a Muslim man take a concubine who's neither a Christian nor a Jew?

There is difference among the madhabs on this. The view of the majority is that it is not permitted - a concubine of a Muslim must be either Muslim, Jewish or Christian. Their evidence includes: ولا ...
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Regarding the four Rivers, the meaning behind the substances?

The only apparent connection is that both believe in "four rivers". Beyond that, it's hard to connect them. As far as the Qur'an verse goes, the rivers are not tied to any specific people. Rather, ...
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Going to horoscope pages and channels in order to refute them

Not only is the practice of astrology is haram, but also visiting an astrologer and listening to his predictions, buying books on astrology or reading one's horoscope are also forbidden. Since ...
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Going to horoscope pages and channels in order to refute them

Why do you care? There are so many other better causes in life that need attention, why focus on something unimportant and one which you cannot prove. Say, for example, it says 'Today all women ...
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Is it permissible for a non-Muslim spouse to consume/eat haram thing while married to a Muslim?

TL;DR: Islam forbids eating pork, etc., and this applies to every human (although a non-Muslim wouldn't ordinarily follow Islamic sharia). Fatawa encourage a Muslim husband to encourage or instruct ...
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Before having relations with our non-Muslim spouse, should we say a dua to protect us from evil?

There is no obligatory dua to be recited before having sex regardless of the spouses faith. However, there are many duas that a spouse may recite to get extra reward seeking Allah's forgiveness. I ...
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