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Is a marriage which is illegal in the host country still Islamically valid?

The marriage should be religiously valid. This is because the religious validity of an act depends on Allah's law and not the laws made by people. This is similar to how, for example, a divorce ...
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Is a marriage which is illegal in the host country still Islamically valid?

Assuming that all requirements (pillars and conditions) of an Islamic marriage were fulfilled, the marriage in question is Islamically valid. Neither a specific age of either bride or groom, nor ...
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What should I do if Canadian law and Sharia law are incompatible?

You example isn't very good in terms of incompatibility. Polygyny is permitted in Islam and not obligatory, indeed it is not permitted if one can't dispense equality and justice between his wives ... ...
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Do all Muslims living in Australia follow sharia law?

Hi from an Australian Muslim convert. Yes, Muslims living in Australia follow Sharia Law. In fact, basically all Muslims (everywhere) follow Sharia Law. Analogously, Christians (everywhere) follow ...
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Am I commiting a sin by living in the UK?

It is obligatory to emigrate if the country you live in does not allow you to freely practice your religion, i.e. to perform your ritual duties such as prayer, fasting, paying Zakat and observing ...
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What does Islam say about lying to stay in the UK for a British passport?

With some exceptions which don't apply here, lying is forbidden in Islam: ... it is not lawful to lie except in three cases: Something the man tells his wife to please her, to lie during war, and ...
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If a Muslim commits adultery while living in a non Islamic country (eg: the UK) is the punishment execution?

Adultery is haram no matter where one lives. The legal punishment however can only be enforced by the ruler of the Muslims or by someone who has been authorized by him. He is only responsible for ...
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Assalam o alaikum. I want to ask if is it halal to earn money through youtube when you're making movie content?

According to what I understand, the videos you produce are prohibited since they feature love tales, boyfriends, and girlfriends. There is no need for me to provide a source to prove that it is ...
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Do Muslims have to obey the "law of the land"?

There isn't any such religious requirement other than that. It follows only from the rule that when a Muslim is given aman by the disbelievers they are bound by a pact, and breaking of the contract or ...
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As a foreign student whose visa does not allow work, can I deliver food with pork ingredients for work via the DoorDash app?

Under any circumstances, the answer is the same. The forbiddance of both alcohol and swine is well established in Islam and is not contextual; hence, no specific fatwa is required. Any act that one ...
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Is it permissible to eat meat in Western restaurants given that it is permissible to eat meat from People of the Book?

TL;DR: According to the Qur'an, ahadith, and fatawa, it's generally permissible to eat meat slaughtered by People of the Book provided we say the name of Allah over it, and provided the animal was ...
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Is it appropriate to say "Grüß Gott" (God greets you) to Muslims?

In Arabic, we often say this to greet other people when we meet them: حياك الله --- الله يحييك The literal translation of these two phrases is: "may Allah greet you", "Greetings of Allah upon you" ...
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When is it permissible to eat cow, chicken, deer, etc., in non-Muslim countries?

All perfect praise be to Allah Well we are ordered to eat only HALAL and their is no reference needed for this i think. Now, which animal is not slaughtered islamically, is not halal. Now comes the ...
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Does Allah hate the playboys?

Does Allah punish heartbreakers? I guess it depends, if its in relation to the scenario you've mentioned in your question then of course it is wrong to take advantage of others vulnerabilities to ...
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My wife filed for civil divorce and we are now divorced; is it also khula?

In their 2004 conference in Copenhagen (Arabic only), the jurists stated in "Topic 2: Judicial Action outside the land of Islam — what is halāl and what is harām" that in a country where Islamic law ...
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Should a girl wear the headscarf before puberty?

There isn't any religious obligation on children to observe hijab: رفع القلم عن ثلاث عن النائم حتى يستيقظ وعن الصغير حتى يكبر وعن المجنون حتى يعقل أو يفيق The pen has been lifted from three: From the ...
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How a simple Muslim can contribute towards the act of Dawah (proselytizing)?

This answer is largely based on the content of this article: The companions and da'wah by Dr. Raghib Al-Sergany. Since your question is focused on proselytization, the simple answer is: to recognize ...
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Can a girl who lives with a Christian family become a secret Muslim?

She can become a Muslim by taking the Shahadatain: "ashadu an la ilaha il Allah, wa ashadu anna Muhammad dur Rasul Allah" "I testify that there is no god except Allah, and I testify that ...
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How do Muslims know what other people around them are Muslim?

In all worldly matters we treat people based on their outward appearance. If someone claims to be a Muslim we accept them on their word, and it is permissible for us to e.g. pray behind them if they ...
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Assalam o alaikum. I want to ask if is it halal to earn money through youtube when you're making movie content?

I hear what you're saying, but you still participate. I also understand that it's your only source of income. Instead of making love stories, try making cartoons that are more kid-friendly, creative, ...
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If a Muslim commits adultery while living in a non Islamic country (eg: the UK) is the punishment execution?

According to most traditional Sunni fiqh, the answer is usually 5 times No because answer 1 is a No. Also according to Sharia law, punishment according to Sharia is to be executed by the institution ...
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Should Muslim women observe the hijab if it is safer for them not to?

Should Muslim women observe the hijab if they do not observe it? The Western world has degraded the status of women to the level of commodities and considers it a commodity for the pleasure of men and ...
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Should Muslim women observe the hijab if it is safer for them not to?

Assalamualaikum Sister The ruling of QURAN and SUNNAH can't be change so don't try to give your explanation (not being rude) and if you don't have a freedom of Religion in your country then the Shari ...
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Is hijrah from daar al-kufr ( the land of disbelief ) obligatory?

In the name of God, The Beneficent, The Merciful You’re allowed to stay in a non Muslim country, but this only if you’re able to practice the Islamic stuff such as praying, if you’re not able, then ...
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How can a woman get a haircut in a non-Islamic country?

I don't know how Muslim women had their hair cut (if they did) in our Prophet's time or if there's any hadith about this subject, but I will provide some options that come to my mind for women who don'...
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Is it permissible for me to eat food (fish, chicken, beef) cooked by Europeons?

The issue is not who the nationality of the cook, but rather whether or not the food falls into the category of haram: Was the meat slaughtered in a halal way? Kosher meat is considered halal; check ...
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How Muslims should deal with Islamophobia?

Stay off of youtube comments below Islamic videos Stop wasting their time / money on cable television Pray to Allah swt for the patience to handle the opposition Read about the Prophet and his ...
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Is it wrong to want to live in a peaceful place with few Muslims?

It doesn't appear that you are living with non-muslims, after all you have a local mosque and I assume muslim friends; your worry appears to be that you follow a minority religion in a Western state. ...
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