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Having a beard for a man (when it is possible) is wajib (obligatory) in Sunni Islam by consensus of almost all scholars and schools of thought. One of the many ahadith cited as evidence for this is the hadith from Abdullah b. Umar narrating from the Prophet (saws): انْهَكُوا الشَّوَارِبَ، وَأَعْفُوا اللِّحَى Trim the mustaches and leave the beard (to ...


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Islam has no symbols. Quran doesn't suggest or order to use any symbol, but doesn't prohibit as well. The story behind the reason why some people use the crescent moon as a symbol is explained in the passage below. The crescent moon and star symbol actually pre-dates Islam by several thousand years. Information on the origins of the symbol are difficult ...


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Shia View She was injured when defending her husband Imam Ali --peace be upon him-- at the time that Abu Bakr and Umar were trying to force Imam to give the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr, and she was later martyred from that injury that also immediately killed the embryo in her womb: وَ قَدْ كَانَ قُنْفُذٌ ... ضَرَبَ فَاطِمَةَ ع بِالسَّوْطِ حِينَ ...


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It is not allowed in Islam to take any grave even the Prophet's {Peace Be Upon Him} grave as a place of Worship. The Prophet {Peace Be Upon Him} said that Allah cursed the Jews because they had built places of worship at the graves of their Prophets, here is the hadith in Sahih Bukari narrated by Abu Huraira It is forbidden to build any kind of ...


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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Allah says; إنما المؤمنون إخوة فأصلحوا بين أخويكم واتقوا الله لعلكم ترحمون The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy. [Surah Hujurat 49:10] Also it is narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar: Allah'...


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Is raising one's hands for du'a after each and every salat bid'a? Muslims make du'a on several occasions. There are instances reported where the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) raised his hand during du'a and there are instances where he did not. It is a Sunnah to raise our hands in the postures in which he raised his and it is a Sunnah not to raise ...


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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-hamdu lillah (الحمد لله) means "All praise is due to Allah". Allahu Akbar (الله أكبر ) means "Allah is Greatest". Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has said ...


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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, while in Jum'ah it is done prior to the prayer this is the sunnah. Some sunni reports say that Marwan tried to change it because people were leaving the ...


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Allah's apostle (pbuh) considered circumcision as Fitra of Prophets in the following Hadith and many other similar Ahadith. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said "Five things are in accordance with Al Fitra (i.e. the tradition of prophets): to be circumcised, to shave the pelvic region, to pull out the hair of the armpits, to cut short the ...


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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 Saudi sheikh Al-Arifi has issued a Fatwa about Jahad-u-nikah and made it Halal. But After this news, Al-Arifi and his companions rejected it. Then in march 27, ...


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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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It was not an apple, and was not a known earthly fruit because it did not take place on Earth. When Adam and his wife (that is not called Eve in Quran) tasted the tree then they were sent to Earth. فَدَلَّاهُمَا بِغُرُورٍ ۚ فَلَمَّا ذَاقَا الشَّجَرَةَ بَدَتْ لَهُمَا سَوْآتُهُمَا وَطَفِقَا يَخْصِفَانِ عَلَيْهِمَا مِن وَرَقِ الْجَنَّةِ ۖ وَنَادَاهُمَا ...


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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 الصَّلوةِ فَلْیَرْفَعْ یَدَیْهِ اِلَى السَّماءِ، وَ لِیَنْصَبَّ فى الدُّعاء When one of you finished his prayer raise his hand and make dua. A man ...


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While this may be more representative of the communities I've frequented rather than the Muslim world at large, I don't know that I have ever seen a "Men-only mosque." While it would not surprise me that such buildings do exist, I think it is a bit of a misnomer to state that "most" masajid are designated thus. That said, there are a number of wide-spread ...


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Nope it is not. It might be a tradition in some regions, but apart from that it has nothing to do with Islamic marriages. The only things that are must are, Consent – Both the groom and the bride must consent to the marriage, verbally and in writing. Wali comes into this category on behalf of bride to do the consent Mahr Witnesses Prenuptial ...


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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 them in a passive sense without reference to who killed them. For example, look through here: http://sunnah.com/search/martyr There is something very perverted ...


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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 gender those rights, and she is fighting to right this wrong. That is perfectly fine. THe problem arises when feminists try to change the laws of God to fit ...


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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 commanded to do. “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol.4, Hadith 667) Who is better in speech than ...


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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 knows your language, so talk to him in Sojood this is the closest you are to him, no limits, only say (Subhan Rabeya Al Aala - 3times) then speak to Allah about ...


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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 following wording: “Seek help for success or victory of your needs by being quiet. For verily,everything that has a ni'imah in it is envied.” This hadith was ...


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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) said, "These two persons are being tortured not for a major sin (to avoid)." The Prophet (ﷺ) then added, "Yes! (they are being tortured for a major ...


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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 يشهدوا أن لا إله إلا الله وأن محمدا رسول الله ويقيموا الصلاة ويؤتوا الزكاة فإذا فعلوا عصموا مني دماءهم وأموالهم إلا بحقها وحسابهم على الله I ...


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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 kill a believer except by mistake. — Surah An-Nisa [4:92-93] The verse above is a general rule, but it has an exemption ("by mistake"). The verse is ...


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i want to know ,what is the significance of 9th Rabi-ul-awwal ? Eid is any day that there is happiness in that day. The significances of 9th Rabi-ul-awwal is that this day is the day that killers of Imam Hussain a.s. at Karbala were destroyed: One particular hadith which speaks of this day tells us that while in a gathering with the Prophet of Islam, ...


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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 which has good intentions for everybody, has done good deeds, sincerity is the rich and can buy Heaven. The best example is, When a believer utters a lie ...


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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 feel the pain any longer. Saying "Bismillah" and facing the animal towards Qibla are also meant to highlight the awareness that the slaughter is a gift of God and ...


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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 is not a pacifist religion and states that there are times where it is neccasary to defend ones self, community and family. If you read the verse previous to ...


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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, linguistic views or other sources. It might also be a book extracting rulings from the Quran etc.. So it is similar to exegesis AFAIK. Hadith, ahadith and sunnah: Hadith ...


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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 add 11 extra takbirs. 6 in the first rakah before fatiah, and 5 in the second rakah after standing up from prostration.m The Hanbalis add 11 additional ...


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