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What is the Shia justification for khums?

The most important verse in Qur'an which is the basis of decisions about Khums -خمس- (i.e.: 1/5) is this verse: 8:41 وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا غَنِمْتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَأَنَّ لِلَّـهِ خُمُسَهُ وَلِلرَّ‌...
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Did Abu Thawr state that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed-gender prayers?

It is alleged that Abu Thawr — not, Sufyan al-Thawri, the founder of the extinct Thawri Madhhab — stated that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed gender prayers, but his opinion on this ...
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When does qiyas (deductive analogy) become bid'ah (innovation)?

Qiyas is not a bid'ah since it does not satisfy the conditions of a bid'ah. Sources of legislation in Islam Sources of Islamic legislation are the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ). Al-Shafi'...
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Are Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei authorities in Shia Islam?

I'm going to supply a deeper insight into the workings of the highest ranks in Shia clerical establishment as well as some information about the scholarly credentials of Ayatollah Khomeini and ...
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Who can be considered as an Alim/Alima?

First: How much knowledge does one need before they can gain the title of being an Alim or Alima? A muslim is some-one who believes in the Islamic faith; this however does not make them an alim. ...
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Ibn Taymiyyah and Apostasy Law

This is not true. It was a false claim made my Dr. Hisham Kamali and he has been proven wrong from Ibn Taymiya's own literature. Ibn Taymiya made his views very clear in his book "As-Sarim al-Maslool ...
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Which scholars deny hadith being mutawātir?

I will make some assumptions first prior to answering, since otherwise the answer would be excessively long: By "which scholars", I am assuming you are referring to hadith scholars only. By "denied ...
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Can anybody provide me Ibn Taymiyyah's book al-Aqidah al-Waasitiyyah as PDF, please?

Asalaam alaikum The book is widely available on .pdf format and since you requested for it here is a link you can download it from, in Sha Allah. https://darpdfs.org/aqeedah-manhaj/ https://archive....
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Which scholars argue that mentioning Gods name while slaughtering is not obligatory?

There are two cases: One forgets to mention Allah's name. One intentionally does not mention Allah's name. There are three views: The slaughter will valid in the first case (forgotten) but ...
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Which scholars deny possession of humans by jinn?

If you want a list of scholars that may end up short as salafi pretend having consensus on the matter ;): Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The fact that a ...
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

It is true that none of the Jews and Christians prostrate themselves before their rabbis and priests. They didn't worship them nor performed any prayers for them, as God is usually worshiped. But they ...
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What is the minimum amount of narrations needed in order for a hadith to be classed as mutawatir according to the different scholars?

Basically any opinion quoting a minimum amount has no backup... but a logical approach would say it needs at least 4 as else the hadith would be considered as a kind of ahaad (well strictly speaking ...
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Which classical Hanafis believed anal intercourse is allowed in paradise?

The relevant passage is on page 30, I'll post my own translation here (I'm a native German). The only changes I made myself are in { }. All other parentheses are as they are in the paper. Liwat only ...
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Why is drawing animate objects haram?

It's considered haram (see e.g. IslamWeb) because of hadith such as the following: ... "The makers of these pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection and it will be said to them, '...
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Did Ibn Taymiyyah say Ibn Umar was an innovator in religion?

Yes, the partial quote provided is by Ibn Taymiyyah, but as typically is the case, the quote is either chopped, taken out of context, or misquoted altogether. The quote is from Iqtidā' al-Ṡerāt al-...
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Explanation of Sheikh Uthaymeen saying in Al Qawl ul Mufeed

Yes, Sheikh Ibn Al-Uthaymeen said so but this is a partial quote with mistranslation. Here is the full quote with his explanation: قوله: " يؤذيني ابن آدم ": أي: يلحق بي الأذى; فالأذية لله ثابتة ...
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Authenticity of Book

This doesn't answer your 3 questions sufficiently,, but addresses all of them: On Abdul Qadir al-Jilani and one of his works Abdul Qadir al-jili, al-Jilani or al-Kilani عبد القادر الجيلي أو الجيلاني ...
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What books other than his sahih imam Muslim has written?

I am not sure if there is a comprehensive list documented, or even if the full manuscript of any of the books below is available: Al-Kuna wa al-Asmā' is organized alphabetically, with each letter ...
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Who is the person of trust in Muwatta' Malik?

I do not know that in any specific chain of narration that it can be said with a high degree of certainty who Imam Malik was referring to. Worth noting is that it was not only Imam Malik who used the ...
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Who exactly can be called a hafidh?

The term ḥāfidh (Arabic: حافظ) when used in connection with the Qur'an refers to someone who has memorized and recited from memory the entire Qur'an under the supervision of a competent authority ...
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Which are the scholars that are most known and proficient in the field of "Dreams" in Islam, and what are the most popular islamic books for this?

Asalaam alaikum Dreams have always fascinated human beings from the earliest of times. Regardless of culture and religion, it holds much significance in people's lives. Interpreting and understanding ...
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Who is Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf?

Haafiz Salaah-ud-Deen Yoosuf is Head of Darussalam's Research Division in Lahore. He was formerly: - Islamic Legal Consultant to the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan, and - Editor-in-Chief of al-I'...
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Would wiping the neck in wudu' be considered makrooh or bid'ah?

When a number of Daeef (weak) hadiths are transmitted from multiple Companions, the hadith may reach the status of Hasan, and Hasan hadiths can be acted upon. Even when there are a number of daeef ...
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

The best tafsir (explanation of verses) are the ones that can be found in the Quran itself, then the very next level is that can be found in the Hadith of the Prophet (PBUH). About this specific verse,...
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Are Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei authorities in Shia Islam?

In fact both of them (Imam/Ayatollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Khamenei) are deemed as two very famous scholars/Marja'al-Taqlids (a source of emulation in religious practice... that can be regarded as a ...
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Is Lamya Kaddor an Islamic scholar?

I would not call Lamya Kaddor an Islamic scholar. On her website she describes her higher education in regards to Islam as being a study of Arabic and Islamic Sciences at the German University of ...
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Are there any transmitted books written by female scholars?

There is this book titled Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam by Mohammad Akram Nadwi that provides details of several women narrators, transmitters and scholars of hadith as well as jurists ...
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Which scholars claimed Buddha was a messenger of God?

The founder of the Ahmadiyya sect (who is a false prophet by the consensus of Muslims) believed that Buddha was a prophet as well as Krishna. I came across this answer of his belief from a Buddhist - ...
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Which prominent Sunni scholars say music is not haram?

The following are some of the most prominent scholars in our history who, deemed music permissible: Abdullah bin Ja’far bin Abi Talib (al-Aqd al-Fareed 6/12) Sh. Abu Hamed al-Ghazali (vol. 6 pg. 1150 ...
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Which scholars argue that mentioning Gods name while slaughtering is not obligatory?

There are two cases: One forgets to mention Allah's name. One intentionally does not mention Allah's name. There are three views: The slaughter will valid in the first case (forgotten) but ...
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