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Why do Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after daily prayers?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Subhan Allah (سبحان الله) means "Allah is free from imperfection". Al-...
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Why did we do takbir three times during Eid ul-Fitr prayer?

According your description you seem to have prayed the first time a Eid prayer. The major difference between Eid prayers and Jumu'ah is that the sermon of the Eid prayer is performed after the prayer,...
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Why is it believed that a Muslim will eventually get out of hell?

The belief that all Muslims (who are believers) will leave Hell is a belief agreed upon in Sunni Islam. This is in contrast to the Mutazilah and the Khawarij who believed that Muslims who committed ...
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Is Jihad Al-Nikah (جهاد النكاح) an Islamic rule?

There is nothing in Islam as Jihad un-nikah. I bring you the history of this story. Firstly, this Fatwa was issued by a news network called Al-Jadid in Lebanon on December 2012. It had claimed that ...
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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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What formal, doctrinal guidance is there for how a Muslim should personally respond to deliberate, gratuitous abuse of Islam?

For reference, here is the link to my previous answer which details the stance of the schools on blasphemy and its basis in 9:12. Apart from that, 9:61-66 and 33:57 are also sometimes cited as ...
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Is Islam really a religion of peace?

Dear brother in humanity, Did you even take the time to read the previous verse or the complete verse at least? Never mind, the Quran does not encourage Muslims to fight non-belivers, however Islam ...
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Does Islam support putting flowers on a grave to reduce punishment?

The hadith is in Sahih Muslim: Once the Prophet, while passing through one of the graveyards of Medina or Mecca heard the voices of two persons who were being tortured in their graves. The Prophet (ﷺ)...
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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

They base it on: فإن تابوا وأقاموا الصلاة وآتوا الزكاة فخلوا سبيلهم But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. — Quran 9:5 أمرت أن أقاتل الناس حتى ...
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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

To complement the answer by @Uma: General rule: A Muslim should not kill another Muslim intentionally وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ أَن يَقْتُلَ مُؤْمِنًا إِلَّا خَطَأً And never is it for a believer to ...
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Is it true that Islam is a religion of peace?

Calling Islam a religion of peace is correct if you are referring to the peace which happens between the muslim and God. However, If you say Islam is a peaceful religion in which it never commands ...
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Is raising hands in du'a (dua) bid'ah?

In this hadith from al-Khisal by Ibn Babawayh we see that Imam Ali a.s. not only accept this action, he explains the reason of raising hands at dua: Imam Ali a.s. said: اذا فَرِغَ اَحَدُکُمْ مِنَ ...
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Does getting killed by a woman affect eligibility for 72 houris?

This is ridiculous and untrue, at least in mainstream Sunni Islam. As far as I'm aware, the ahadith that talk about martyrs (those killed fighting in a legitimate military engagement) all talk about ...
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Can there be a feminist Muslim women?

it depends on what you mean by feminist. If you mean that a feminist is someone who fights for her God-given rights, then that is fine. God has given her those rights. Others are denying her and her ...
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Why does Islam want everyone to be converted into their religion?

My answer will not explain the actions of Dr Zakir, however, I will touch on the topic. In Islam, it is our duties to convey and make others aware of the teachings of Islam as this is what we were ...
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Going from "never prayed in my life" to my first prayer?

It's a great grace that you started praying, and trust me you will learn in very short time. Before explaining the prayer I want to mention that prayer is the act when you can speak to Allah, Allah ...
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How can one share good news without invoking the evil eye?

There's a hadith which goes as follows: “Seek help in having your needs met by being discreet, for everyone who is blessed with something is envied.” and which is more known among people in the ...
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Are parents responsible for their daughter not wearing hijab?

Allah ordered his Prophet ﷺ to command his wives and daughters to cover themselves up: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن ...
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Why is an unbeliever impure?

In the world, we think about things differently than Allah. Just consider, we say about a person that he is a rich man because he has money, popularity and reputation but in-front of Allah, the man ...
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What makes halal slaughter really halal?

Because Halal slaughter is intended to inflict the least pain on the animal by cutting the arteries which suddenly drains the brain from blood and renders the animal brain-dead and thus unable to ...
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Is there any prohibition found that no sex for 40 days after the passing away of a father or mother?

No There is no such prohibition. Instead, there is prohibition on mourning for more than 3 days on the part of women - Narrated Um 'Atiyya: We were forbidden to mourn for more than ...
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Is Islam really a religion of peace?

Islam is not a religion of peace in at least the sense that there are major voices in the schools of law that say Islam commands aggressive war against the Non-Muslims on a regular basis. Some of the ...
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What are the complete writings of Islam? Qur'an, Hadith, Ahadith, Sunnah, Tafsir, etc? How do they relate to each other? Chart? Map?

The Quran: Is the book or the words of Allah, it is a divine text. Tafseer: Refers to any kind of human interpretation of the Quranic text. It might be based on other Quranic verses, Ahadith, ...
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Why did we do takbir three times during Eid ul-Fitr prayer?

Eid salat is different in this regard, there are extra Takbirs. The Hanafis add 6 additional takbirs, 3 in the first rakah before the fatiah and 3 in the second rakah before the rukuh.h The Malikis ...
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Why is it recommended to perform wudu' when one is angry?

This concept comes from a weak chained Hadith: إِنَّ الْغَضَبَ مِنْ الشَّيْطَانِ وَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ خُلِقَ مِنْ النَّارِ وَإِنَّمَا تُطْفَأُ النَّارُ بِالْمَاءِ فَإِذَا غَضِبَ أَحَدُكُمْ ...
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How reliable is the quote "70 sins between you and [Allah] is much lighter than... just one sin between you and the people" by Sufyan al-Thawri?

Known sources of this statement This statement was attributed to Sufyan a-Thawri by abu Laith as-Smarqandi in his Tanbeeh al-Ghafilyn bi ahadithi sayyid al-Mursalynتنبيه الغافلين بأحاديث سيد الأنبياء ...
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How many conditions of death in which we call a person shaheed or martyr?

There are at least five different kinds of martyrs according to Islam: Abu Hurairah narrated that: The Messenger of Allah said: "The martyrs are five: Those who die of the plague, stomach illness,...
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Where in Quran it's specified that a person can will one-third of their assets for charity?

The possibility of making an optional bequest (وصية) and distributing the remainder according to the prescribed shares is present in the Quran. من بعد وصية يوصين بها ... after any bequest they [may ...
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Does Islam allow the sale of Muslim real estate to a Jew?

The general rule is that a Muslim can sell anything to anyone. There are some exceptions to this, one of which is that a thing can not be sold when the purpose of the buyer is to do something haram by ...
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