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A few questions about Islam and Allah - I don't understand

May God Bless you, Dan. I think that a common theme in all of your questions is "why does God..." or "why is God..." But I believe that we shouldn't try to look at things from God's perspective; ...
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What is the greatest sin in Islam?

Shirk, Associating partners with Allah (SWT), is the greatest sin. Shirk is not 'When you worship other than God', because the root word of Shirk means to associate. The people of Makkah, and all 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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Is Game development permissible in Islam?

It all depends on what kind of video game you are planning to make. What contents it will include and what message it will deliver. Also, not that if the video game is socially unacceptable to some ...
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Sunni and Shia Islam class different things as sin; who would be a sinner if only one of them is correct?

To Answer the Question: In Islam all throughout history there have been many different opinions on Islamic Jurisprudence. Within Sunni School of thought there are 4 major Jurisprudence schools; ...
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Do women with hijab have the same sense of freedom like others in this modern age?

It's a good question and most of the people today including Muslims find themselves pondering over this. Firstly I am not a scholar and IMHO there cannot be any good or satisfying answer to this ...
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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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Since God has created us to test us with this life. Why couldn't God make every human know clearly that islam is the truth and keep this test of life?

It is our role as Muslims to do so. During the battles of Persia, Al-Muthanna ibn Hāritha needed extra help. 'Umar ibn al-Khattāb sent over Rab'i ibn 'Āmir with some extra forces to lend military aid ...
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Huge difference between timing of Azan-e-Fajir in normal days and in Ramadan?

The time for Fajr is from dawn till sunrise. Since fasting must begin at dawn, during Ramazan they hold the congregation closer to its starting time, it is convenient. During normal days they delay it ...
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Counter-argument to Jesus being the God-Man?

What would you say as a counter argument. "Lakum dinukum waliyadin". Anyone Christian who makes that argument is basing it on two fundamental misunderstandings: That that is how Christians claim ...
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What is "Islamic" about "Islamic philosophy"?

First of all, if you want to consider specifically one "part", "branch", or "tradition" of philosophy and not philosophy as such, you need some sort of characterisation in order to specify this part ...
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Where can I find the tafsir of Avicenna?

lately in Iran , the researcher of Islamic mysticism and philosophy, Manochehr Sadoqi Saha published a collections including commentaries by philosophers and Mystics. the complete address of the book ...
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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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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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Is it blasphemy to question Islam?

Is it blasphemy to question Islam? No, it is not blasphemy to question your belief in Islam. The companions of the Prophet (pbuh) often asked him questions regarding Islam. During the time of the ...
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Is Islam a pantheistic Religion?

Is Islam a pantheistic Religion? No, Islam is not a pantheistic religion. In Islam, "everything is Allah's" not "everything is Allah" (which is the fundamental pantheistic doctrine). If I cut down ...
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Does Allah love all the creation?

Allah's رحمة (mercy\compassion) extends to everything. ورحمتي وسعت كل شيء My mercy encompasses all things — Quran 7:156 ربنا وسعت كل شيء رحمة Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy —Quran ...
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Who are the 'chosen people' of God? Are the Jews still the 'chosen people' of God?

Allah's chosen people are those who abide by His criteria for being chosen. The Jews were neither God's chosen people then nor now. I suppose you are referring to the Children of Israel being the ...
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Why does God let people kill each other?

God decided to create and send humans to earth (by sending Adam to earth) in a form that some of them being enemy of some others. So because of this form of creating humans so they naturally create ...
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100 times more sex in paradise?

You have misunderstood the true concept of Jannah, it will be a place of eternal bliss. This will include having your desires totally fulfilled to the maximum. The inhabitants will have pleasure ...
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What is the purpose of our birth and life according to Quran?

The relevant verse is Qur'an 67:2 He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving;- In another ayah, Allah says I have ...
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Can Allah change the past?

Depends on what you mean by changing the past as some notions of it are possible some others not. For example we know that whatever we do (good or evil) is recorded by angels or imprinted in our soul....
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If someone dies doing something risky is it suicide?

Surely it's not suicide. In Islam our intention and our tries are what we decide and the result is decided by Allah. So if you intend to dive and die it counts as suicide, but if you know the risk and ...
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Do I need to learn Arabic to become a practicing Muslim?

In the name of Allah I would like to congratulate you on entering Islam, and I ask Allah Exalted is He and high above to make you and us steadfast on his right path. You should know that many of ...
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Is `13` unlucky in Islam

Believing in superstitions is forbidden, everything comes from Allah, good and bad. Omens (bad things,e.g number 13) is from the devil. He makes you think this is bad, so that your believe in god is ...
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Why should we accept Islam?

Although this question is too broad, I would like to state that you should focus on 3 pillars in order to get answer to this question. Allah Quran Mohammad(puh) Allah You should find answers to ...
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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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