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In short: یهود as it is used in the Qur'an refers specifically to the Jews during the time of the Prophet, whereas بنی اسرائیل refers to all descendants of Israel. All یهود are بنی اسرائیل, but not all بنی اسرائیل are یهود. In long: After the reign of Solomon, the ancient Kingdom of Israel broke into two separate kingdoms; the southern kingdom comprised ...


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At first pay attention that those people who you mentioned, going to this shrines to offer their prayers (Salat) to Allah.so, they won't worship graves there. And "places of worship" in this hadith, means places which people worship graves there instead of Allah. A fine point of conscience we should not forget is that God "Almighty" should be worshiped and ...


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Bani Israel= race, Jews= religion That's the direct fact, but this doesn't answer why does Allah use both namings differently.


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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 chosen group at one stage, rather than the Jews: يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتِيَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَنِّي فَضَّلْتُكُمْ عَلَى ...


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It is narrated in Attabari 16620 that a group of Jews came to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and they said: Why would we follow you and you have left our Qibla and do not believe that Uzair/Ezra is the son of God. كيف نتبعك وقد تركت قبلتنا ، وأنت لا تزعم أن عزيرا ابن الله؟ So that Ayah came down in regards to what they said: "Uzair ...


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The verse is elaborating Qisas (retribution), and Qisas has also been explicitly ordained for us: يا أيها الذين آمنوا كتب عليكم القصاص في القتلى O you who have believed, prescribed for you is legal retribution for those murdered — Quran 2:178 والحرمات قصاص فمن اعتدى عليكم فاعتدوا عليه بمثل ما اعتدى عليكم And for [all] violations is ...


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No, Islam isn't and a muslim shouldn't be. We believe there are good people and bad people in every nation, but we should do our best to all people. (21:107) And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds. This should be our standard approach. Mercy, love and understanding! (3:113) They are not [all] the same; among the People ...


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Imam a-Tabari in his tafsir (and al Baghawi agreed with him) gives two possible answers: The testifier was Moses/Musa (peace be upon him) and the thing which is similar to the Quran is the Torah. The testifier was Abdullah ibn Salaam (May Allah be pleased with him) whos testimony was by believing it and saying it is the word of Allah and again the similar ...


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The hadith has many versions from different narrators: Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: The Jews will fight against you and you will gain victory over them until the stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; kill him. Ibn 'Umar reported Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa ...


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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, Thank you for your interest and asking which shows your bondness to Allah Subhan O Taala Allah says in Quran, “Allah’s Fitrah (i.e. Allah’s Islamic Monotheism) with which He has created mankind…” (Al-Rum 30) And And the ...


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Well being disrespectful towards other religions isn't what Islam teaches it's followers. The Prophet(SAW) would engage in discussion with the Jews and used to tell them that Musa(AS) was his brother (showing respect). Islam encourages it's followers to feel pity for the blind people and help these people to develop the sense of sight. This means that a ...


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Actually it is in the Christian scripture not to get drunk with alcohol, in at least two different places: Proverbs 20:1 King James Version (KJV) 20 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Ephesians 5:18 New International Version (NIV) 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be ...


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Well we don't run an IQ test based on Qur'an and Hadith even on a Muslim to determine if he/she is a Muslim or not. Just kidding, I mean to say, a community doesn't constantly keep track of ones (a so called Muulim's) activities whether he/she is Praying 5 times or not, fasting or not etc. But all we do as a community to accept one in the Muslim community is ...


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Tafsirs state that this was revealed in response to a specific group of the Jews who said this to the Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) and was not a common belief, nor does it remain a canonical belief in Judaism. From Tafsir Al Qurtubi: قوله تعالىٰ: { وَقَالَتِ ٱلْيَهُودُ } هذا لفظ خرج على العموم ومعناه الخصوص؛ لأن ليس كل اليهود قالوا ذلك. وهذا مثلُ قوله ...


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I don't know the Israeli reasoning, but the Temple Mount is a sanctuary that's considered blessed as it's part of the surroundings of masjid al-aqsa. Allah said: Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing....


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NO Good that you asked before. Any ways, mocking the Qur'anic verses by non believers is expected, But you wonder, while they mock, And when they are reminded, they remember not. And when they see a sign, they ridicule And say, "This is not but obvious magic...." (Qur'an 37:12-15) But why would you ever want to create disparities and conflicts and more ...


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Mosques are not in the ownership of any person, rather they belong to Allah. No one may stop a person from entering the mosque; Allah says in the Quran: "And [He revealed] that the masjids are for Allah" [72:18; http://quran.com/72] However, if it is conceived that people will bring harm to the mosque or Muslims, then such people should be prevented ...


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First of all, Judaism is the religion of Sons of Israel(Jacob), but some of them are not Jewish, it's like Arabs and Islam, Arabs are Muslim but they not all of them. Christianity is the religion of one of the Sons of Israel. When Quran refer to Sons of Israel the context is about the social and mental life, a historical information, while when we're ...


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Is there any account about these children ? Meaning, when reaching an adult age, were they offered freedom ? We have at least two witnesses of the people of banu Quraydha or Qurayza whom some of us may know. One is the later wife of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) -some scholars say she was only his concubine- Rayhana ريحانة بنت زيد (May Allah be ...


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All perfect praise be to Allah Lets take this question in general, not specific to this event. Let the question be why Allah allow prophet to be hurt in any way, and why he allowed sahaba to die in all the incidents we know and also in all the battles... As it might already be clear t you, this question can be further generalized, in the form that why Allah ...


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Your question may be split into sub questions, and sounds that there is a misunderstanding that has to be clarified. 1 - There is no single place in Islamic teachings/rules that requests killing of innocent souls, regardless of its faith, except in very clear cases.(mostly transgression that results in killing of innocents) 2 - Taxes are taken from both ...


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According to Shia Muslim Scholars A Shi'ah Muslim man can marry: a Shi'ah Muslim woman and a non-Shi'ah Muslim woman. However, if there is danger of being misled, then it is haram. He can also marry a Jewish or Christian woman in mut'a only. But he cannot marry a woman of any other faith. A Shi'ah Muslim woman can marry: a Shi'ah Muslim man or a non-Shi'ah ...


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Among those sahaba i could find so far with the help of the list of sahaba provided by the Arabic wikipedia: Former Jews There are from the former Jews of bani Quraidhah/Qurayzah: Assad ibn Ka'ab al-Qordhy (?) أسد بن كعب القرظي Ussayd ibn Ka'ab al-Qordhy أسيد بن كعب القرظي Tha'albah ibn Saa'ya al-Qordhy ثعلبة بن سعية القرظي Assad ibn Saa'ya al-Qordhy أسد ...


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Yes, generally. What is to be understood is that when the Quran speaks about Jews, it isn't necessarily speaking about all Jews. Sometimes, as in this case it might have been something mentioned by a Jew or a group of Jews (in that time and place) saying something that no Jew every would agree upon. In the verse 9:30, we can quote from the answer to the ...


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I am not sure if its upto scholarly opinion. Abrogation is when one revealed command is replaced by another, so the first one is no longer acted upon (it was meant for a specific period to address a certain issue) and the second one is to be acted upon. Its in the Quran that through Jesus, Allah abrogated some of the prohibitions of the Torah: Quran 3:...


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The circumstances of the revelation Ibn Kathir doubted the narration you've quoted in his tafsir saying (My own translation take it carefully): قال علي بن أبي طلحة ، عن ابن عباس : نزلت هذه الآيات في النجاشي وأصحابه ، الذين حين تلا عليهم جعفر بن أبي طالب بالحبشة القرآن بكوا حتى أخضلوا لحاهم . وهذا القول فيه نظر ; لأن هذه الآية مدنية ، وقصة جعفر مع ...


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Do Muslims need to know the "Jewish Messiah"? First of all as 'Isa/Jesus () has been sent long before Muhammad () there's no reason for Muslims to know the "Jewish Messiah" ... especially not from Jewish scripture. Muslims are more interested to know him as a messenger of Allah and that is how he is described in the Qur'an, where he also has been called "...


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No one would enter paradise unless they died on Islam, believing in all its requirements including in Muhammad ﷺ and the Quran. ومن يبتغ غير الإسلام دينا فلن يقبل منه وهو في الآخرة من الخاسرين And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers. — Quran 3:85 ...


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