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Are muslims supposed to kill all non-believers?

Indeed there are people who hold this view and even quote the Qur'an to support their actions but this is a gross misunderstanding of the Qur'an, of the historical contexts in which the verses were ...
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Non-Muslims and hijab: Is it a problem for them to dress modestly in Islamic ways?

To put this into perspective, I've read articles saying that hijab is not entirely an Islamic teaching. Other religions also promote modesty through wearing a veil, but it is not as widely known as ...
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How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled?

(Ahl al-Sunnah View) Its the responsibility of the state to handle this as blasphemy against the Prophet is a punishable crime under Shariah. There can be three cases of a person who does this: The ...
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Are muslims supposed to kill all non-believers?

Any verse in the Quran can be misinterpreted. This is why it is a must for Muslims to read the commentary of the verses to understand the Quran. Examples of misinterpreted verses: And kill them ...
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Can a Muslim man marry a non-Muslim (and non-Ahl-al-Kitab) woman?

Marriage with disbelievers is prohibited, except marriage to chaste women among the People of the Book: ولا تمسكوا بعصم الكوافر and hold not to marriage bonds with disbelieving women — Quran 60:10 ...
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How to respond to "Merry Christmas"?

Breaking down the question First of all, if we break down the question of yours we will find out that it isn't completely a question. It also holds the statement: "I know that congratulating non-...
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What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer?

A Muslim woman can not marry a non-Muslim man, no matter what his religion is. The evidence for this includes: The following verse declares that the Kuffar (disbelievers) are not lawful husbands for ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

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 ...
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Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam

As far as I have researched these are words of Thabit b. Qays b. Shammas not that of the Prophet (PBUH). The Arabic text is available here and the English translation here: ومن كفر جاهدناه في الله ...
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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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How is Mutah different from prostitution (from a non-Muslim point of view)?

That's a very good and common question. There's actually a brilliant wisdom behind the practice that points to the superior wisdom of Islam. In prostitution there is no moral basis, no moderation, no ...
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Why we shouldn't take non Muslims as a friend?

I suppose you are referring to the verse 5:51 in the Quran: O believers! Do not consider (hostile) Jews and Christians as (your) reliable allies. They (all) are friends to one another (against you)....
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What is the ruling on non-Muslims having Temples, Churches and Synagogues in Muslim lands?

The Ahl al-Dhimma are permitted to worship according to their religion, because peace has been made with them on the condition of paying Jizyah and not on the condition of abandoning their religion. ...
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Why do Muslims not share the meat of sacrifice with non-Muslims?

Why don't you share some meat with him? Who told you that Muslims can't share the meat of sacrifice to their non-Muslim friends? I have never heard of such ruling. The meat that is given to the poor (...
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Can the mosque accept food for iftar or money for iftar in Ramadan from a non-Muslim?

No its depends on individuals but technically it's wrong mosque can't receive money or food from non Muslim as we can't give zakat to them its necessary to give the deserved ones and Muslims.
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Celebrating religious festivals of non-Muslims allowed in Islam?

Briefly speaking concerning your inquiry(s): Is it acceptable for Muslims to mark festivals of other religions (particularly, given the time of year, Christmas)? Does our acceptance of these ...
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What happens to people who have never heard of Islam?

What happens to people who have never heard of Islam? Those who have never heard of Islam will not be punished for their sins if they died in the state of disbelief. Allah says (what means): ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to touch an English translation of the Quran?

Alan: short answer, as someone already said, is yes, please go ahead and feel free to read and enjoy it. There's a long answer I'd like to give based on the answers that have already been provided, ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

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 ...
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Is it wrong to support a couple who are gays and not Muslims?

As salamu alaikum, According to Islamic principle related to haram, it is that if something is prohibited, then anything that leads to it is also considered haram. A similar principle is that the ...
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Why we shouldn't take non Muslims as a friend?

What I think you are talking about this ayat: O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them ...
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Can a Muslim man marry a non-Muslim (and non-Ahl-al-Kitab) woman?

The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers. (Qur'an 24:3) And ...
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Salam to non-Muslims

Assalam-O-Alaikum is an Arabic phrase meaning "Peace be on you". So applying the same logic of your question, can it be sin to say "Peace be on you" in English? Obvious answer is no.
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Can we marry non-chaste women of the book al kitaab?

Chaste in the context of 5:5 and ahl-al-kitab may mean: A virgin, a woman who was legally married to a man before according an other shari'a and legally separated. So in first place this would mean a ...
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Would a non-Muslim sin if he proclaimed himself a Muslim for the sake of solidarity?

There are always two sides of the medal: If the intention is good I'd say it can be considered as a good deed, so it isn't sinful. But from an other perspective (pure theologically) it could be ...
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Can an arbitrator for domestic disputes in Qur'an 4:35 be a non-Muslim?

There is no verse from Qur'an or hadith that defines the criteria of the arbitrators. This was a task that scholars of jurisprudence undertook: Hanafis do not require the arbitrators to be Muslims, ...
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Love towards non-Muslim family?

The verse you've referenced (Quran 58:22) is specifically about those who are at actively at war with Islam and the Muslims. You are not forbidden from showing affection to those who don't fight ...
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Is it mandatory for non muslims to wear a skull cap when they enter a mosque for visiting and during namaz to join the namaz service?

I guess you refer to something like this? Well a cap is not necessary to enter a mosque it is even not mandatory -for a Muslim (men)- to pray, but it is recommended. I've even know that (at least ...
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Someone not of the Islam religion, who was a good person, will they go to hell?

Accepting Islam is the single most important criterion that defines how any other deeds beyond that will be perceived. Allah informs us in the Qur'an that there is only one religion, which is Islam, ...
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Does every non-Muslim need to accept Islam or die?

Every kafir does not need to accept Islam or die. On the contrary the life of a kafir is sacred and forbidden to take when one: has become the subject of the Islamic state by agreeing to pay ...
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