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Why are depictions of Mohammed approved of in Iran?

Undoubtedly, there's still an unbroken consensus among Shia scholars that depictions of the Holy Prophet and the Fourteen Infallibles should not be allowed and promoted. The two main reasons offered ...
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Is Sharia Law only applicable to an Islamic state?

To understand Is Sharia Law only applicable to an Islamic state? we need to know what Sharia law is? Sharia, or sharia law, is the Islamic legal system1 derived from commands in the basic ...
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Does Islam have to be political?

It's important to recognize here that there were two major periods in Muhammad's ministry: The Makkan period, where Muslims lived under non-Muslim rule The Madinan period, where Muhammad had the ...
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Agreement between a non-Islamic State with an Islamic state?

Peace is the foundation of Islam's international law. Please consider the following verse: Then if they should be inclined to make peace, make peace with them, and put your trust in God. Surely, ...
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What is the best way to govern a country according to Islam?

elections are not allowed in Islam Not true. In front of Allah all human are equal. Color of skin, wealth, family or any other kind of status, has no meaning in Islam. A big show of this rule can ...
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According to Sunnis, what type of government is suggested by Islam?

A government has five functions as listed: Legislating Laws Judging disputes Enforcing Laws Collecting and distributing taxes Advancing a defense and military agenda A theocracy is a government ...
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Is there a difference between taxes and customs in Islam?

On the history To answer your last question there's no report saying that the Prophet () or the rashidun caliphs have imposed any custom on Muslims. Note that 'Omar has imposed some duty customs on ...
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What influence and impact does Islam have on social structures / governments / societies?

every verse of the Quran and every hadith of the prophet must be followed to the letter. Muslims are not literalist, there was too much effort done to compile the books and scripture you see in ...
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Is celebrating independence day in accordance to Islam?

According to the law of Islam, it is completely prohibited to celebrate Independence Day, not only that, but other ceremonies too as per the The Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon ...
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Is celebrating independence day in accordance to Islam?

Translation of Indian national anthem by Tagor itself: Thou art, the ruler of our minds, of all people The dispenser of India's destiny! Thy name rouses the heart of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat and ...
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Is it permissible for non-Muslim dimmis to propagate their faith in an Islamic State?

According to "reliance of the traveler" (translation by Nuh Ha Mim Keller), the matter seems a bit involved. The ahl al-dhimma, i.e. the dhimmis under the protection of the islamic state (...
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Is it allowed for an Islamic state to demand ransom from non-Muslims?

Quran mentions about ransom in the context of war. The following is the verse So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon ...
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Is it preferable that a Muslim living in a secular democracy try to make it an Islamic state, rather than move to a Islamic state?

The problem with this question is that you created a false dichotomy between either forcefully turning a non-Muslim country into an Islamic state or moving to an Islamic country. There are two main ...
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Is it permissable for a scholar to recieve govermental salary?

Yes, a scholar can take money for giving advice, the only person who cannot take money for his work is a Moazzin (the one who gives adhan). Other scholars can take salary. Sayyidna Abū Bakr as-Siddiq ...
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