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Unfortunately it appears as if you've been misled by an ahistorical and selective reading of current events. Almost every generalized assertion you make in your question is demonstrably false. There is no dichotomy between the Muslim world and the modern and civilized world. One in five people in the world today is Muslim; Muslim countries as a whole are ...


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As per my understanding, the marriage is religiously valid, in the sense that the bride and groom can lawfully have intercourse without incurring the sin of Zina, and the rights of the husband and the wife such as nafqah (maintenance) are now due unless a divorce is given, and the bride can not blamelessly marry another man unless divorce is given. This is ...


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Islam does have some restrictions on imagery. Those are mostly in terms of depicting religious figures ( Muhammad, Jesus, Mary, Moses [pbuh] ). However some cultures apply those restrictions to personal lives too based on their interpretation of Islam. The way you described your friends, they would not be offended by some one who doesn't know much about ...


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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 ... and it is not permitted if one has made an Oath to the contrary or accepted a condition contrary to it in one's marriage contract. Obeying a ruler, on the other ...


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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 consideration for public interest (regional legality in this case) are requirements of an Islamic marriage. Therefore Australian law may render the marriage legally ...


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First of all I want to say that the burqa is a cultural dress, not the Islamic hijab. I am not saying that the woman who wears it should not wear it as it is the best dress for practicing hijab. Secondly women wears burqa only when they are out of home, when in front of na-mahram/non-mahram and not all the day. Therefore I found all those research as ...


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I am aware about the discrimination and preconceived notions & bias a person might have to face with a Muslim name these days. First to establish if a person can have multiple names... the prophet (pbuh) had multiple names/titles Mustafa, Ahmad, alamin etc....so yes you can have multiple In your situation there are two things... 1) First Impressions ...


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Giving gifts is a big part of Islamic cultures. I'm sure your neighbors will appreciate whatever thoughtful gift you choose to get them. Even things like playing with dolls are permissible for little children (Hadith `Aisha), and so your idea of stuffed animals would be completely appropriate.


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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 to lie in order to bring peace between the people. Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1939 [grade: sahih] The negative consequences (in this case, children missing out on ...


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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 slaughtered in an Islamically valid way. However, fatawa further state that the default assumption is that meat in the West is slaughtered in an invalid way, and ...


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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 the rules stipulated in the Bible (the Christian equivalent of Sharia Law). What is Sharia Law? There's a lot of confusion in Australia about what Sharia Law ...


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I've found this answer from this source. According to the answer if the name you chose does not have a bad meaning and the meaning of the name doesn't contradict the Islamic belief then its fine. You chose name you like. Allah knows best.


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As a Muslim (with a hard to pronounce name to boot!) living in the western world I've pondered this one a lot. I know only of two considerations from the Islamic point of view when it comes to names: First, the name you choose must not be objectionable in anyway. Narrated AbudDarda': The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: On the Day of Resurrection you ...


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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 dress code etc. The Quranic verse and the Hadith you quoted is referring to Muslims who continued to live in Mecca after the emigration to Medinah and didn't ...


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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 does to assist oneself or someone else to obtain or consume any such forbidden items is a cooperation on sin and transgression that Allah has commanded us not to ...


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I don't think it's fair to say it's "impossible" for someone to accept Islam just because they grew up in a distinctly unIslamic environment; God guides whosoever He wills. I doubt the situation with your grandmother in China is significantly different than the situation of Muhammad himself in Makkah. Don't forget: Muhammad didn't grow up in anything ...


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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" So there is no problem to use the phrase if it has that meaning.


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All praises is indeed due to Allah SWT blessing and salutations upon Muhammad (PBUH) and all his companions, his family members and his entire household. You have to avoid not only eye contact but you have to lower your gaze. Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is ...


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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. However, one of the sources of Western civilisation is usually taken as being Christianity; this is not so readily apparent these days given the secular turn ...


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No, according to Quran (chapter 60, verse 8): {Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly} ِAnd Quran chapter 2, verse 190: {Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do ...


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Assalaamu alaikum warehmatullahi wabarakatuhu, Relating to your title question I went ahead and researched on it:- INVOLVING IN MURDER Volume 9, Book 83, Number 3: Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: One of the evil deeds with bad consequence from which there is no escape for the one who is involved in it is to kill someone unlawfully. Volume 9, Book 83, ...


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Well as we know Surat al-Maida is one of the last revealed (revealed after the treaty of Hudaibiah) Surat of the Quran! And in verse 5 you can read the following: "All the good and pure things have today been made lawful for you; the food of the people of the Book is lawful for you, and your food for them, Likewise you are permitted to marry chaste ...


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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 your friend who say it is halal for us because we don't have any choice, in-fact you have choice to eat vegetables and fish etc, which is halal so this is not an ...


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You cannot do anything but to follow the verse: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided. 16:125


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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 that it is the duty of every Muslim, within the guides of their knowledge level to convey the message based on knowledge, even if limited, and to follow the ...


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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 is not practiced for marital matters, it is permitted to use the judicial system of the country provided that recourses knowledgeable about shari'a have been ...


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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 Muhammad is Allah's Messenger " The answer to your remaining question depends a lot on factors like her location, age, means, the attitude of her family and ...


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