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This answer comes from a secular perspective; if it is out of place, let me know and I'll remove it. But I offer it anyway. Short version: Ignore it. Offense has the interesting characteristic in that it is, quite literally, an imaginary thing: in only exists to the observer - it is not a concrete thing by itself. Add religion into that mix and we have ...


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The first thing we must do.. The first thing we must do is ask Allah for forgiveness. I say this because, the people that insult the Prophet (pbuh) have never met him or seen him BUT they know him through our actions. So we have failed to deliver the message of Islam for them to insult someone they have never seen or met. These insults will not change ...


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I think this photo will speak more than words *In response to the abusive film about the Holy Prophet Muhammad upon him blessings and peace, “Discover Islam UK” in London distributed more than 110,000 copies of a translation of the Qur’an And the life of the Prophet Mohammed for the citizens of London.


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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 revealed and due to their own inherent tendencies towards extremism. You may also find such statements from non Muslims who want to tarnish the image of Islam. ...


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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 the hijab (or other variations) in Islam. I apologize for not being able to provide a good reference on this matter. Related to that, we should see modesty as ...


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Both are prohibted.As in Islam it is strictly prohibted to touch a stranger for women and men.Even both hand shakers are muslim(even man or woman) or one is muslim and other one is non muslim Surah An-Nur, Verses 30 and 31 'And Say to the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal ...


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The most used greeting by Muslims is "Eid Mubaarak". It is normally acceptable by a very large majority of Muslims even if it comes from a non muslim. Note the culture too.. Mostly all cultures use the above greeting. However there might be some other greetings which may be rooted in local tradition. So in order to cover that, you may have to ask around ...


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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 wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you http://quran.com/2/191 However, if you read other verses in the Quran. You will ...


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(Shia View) Although Islam religion of mercy but this mercy is not for all equal. Quran says: (the verse is long so I mention only related part) مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّ‌سُولُ اللَّـهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ‌ رُ‌حَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ... Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, ...


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This is largely a longer response to Ahmadi's answer - I don't know that it addresses the question, although some on the context may be useful. As such, I've marked it wiki. However, if this is too far away from the question I do not object if it should be edited/deleted. Actually, there are very few places in the west that are actively (legally) anti-hijab ...


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First, I don't know of any serious community leader "demanding" this privilege in the West. By and large this is something Western Muslims take in their stride as a necessary consequence of living here. In fact all the scholars that I know in the West counsel patience and information, not demands for privilege. Secondly, you frame your question about ...


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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-muslims in their celebrations is not permissible.". This is not a question, rather it's a belief or opinion. A better question would be: I follow the ...


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(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 two cases of a person who does this: The person is a Muslim subject of the Islamic state The person is a non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state (Dhimmi) In the first case: there is consensus among ...


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Excuse me for reviving this old question, but after reading the previous answers, I believe some context is due, especially a historical one. I'll try to summarize in a concise points. The answer to your question is in the last point. In a salutation context, the word "Assalam" does not mean (nor refer to) God's name "Assalam". Even ...


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There is really nothing special beyond being generally respectful, and that's the respect you'd give to any human being who has put in the time and effort to excel in his/her field. Imams do have a special position in the community, but its a position of respect for the time that they spent studying the sciences of the religion and the knowledge that they ...


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Yes you can make dua for non muslims, an example of this is when rasul allah [pbuh] made dua for Umar [ra] to become a muslim. as for an example to use , read a dua for the general guidance of someone.


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There's two different opinion on congratulating non Muslims on their holidays. some says it's Haram and the other said it's Halal but with conditions. According to Yousuf Al Qaradawi's fatwa, you can congratulating them if you living together in peace specially if there was a relation between you and the one you want to congrats. like work or friendship ...


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In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate According to the noble Qur'an everyone will encounter death: “Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though you are in lofty towers.” (4:78) After death, souls will enter barzakh [ref] and those who enter heaven after barzakh will stay there forever. Almighty Allah says in his noble Qur'an as such: “...


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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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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 أبدا وكان قتله علينا يسيرا as for the one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the cause of God and killing him is a small matter to us The sentence was ...


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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 الْيَوْمَ أُحِلَّ لَكُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتُ ۖ وَطَعَامُ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ حِلٌّ لَّكُمْ وَطَعَامُكُمْ حِلٌّ لَّهُمْ ۖ وَالْمُحْصَنَاتُ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ...


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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 to Al-Muthanna. Rostam Farrokhzād, the commander-in-chief of the Persian army, had questions using almost identical logic to the one in your question. The ...


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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 them, nor they lawful wives for them. Kafir is a general term for non-muslims and Kufr includes everything that is not Islam: Judaism, Christianity, Polytheism, ...


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It seems to me that not all the Muslims (i.e. being titled as Muslim, Shia or Sunni) are easily sent to heaven and not all those titled as Non-Muslims are sent to hell. It depends. Allah has explained this as: If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ...


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This is not a lame question at all, allow me to thank you for being considerate and wish you a happy Eid as well. Back to the question: عيد مبارك Eid Mubarak (Have a blessed Eid) is the most common greeting, and entirely appropriate for all to use. كل عام وأنتم بخير Kul 'aam wa antum bekhair (May you stay well with every year that passes) is another ...


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I am going to assume that your question is about Islam, and not about the Qur'an, because much of the body of texts that dictate specifics about laws exist in hadith literature (narrations of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and his companions). In general, everything in Islam is universal. The Qur'an says: Translation: And We have not sent you, [O ...


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No, it does not become haram when prepared by a non-Muslim. There are five simple conditions that must be met for meat to be considered halal. I have pages of discussion and notes on this, so permit me to summarize: Intelligence: He has to understand and intend to slaughter, on purpose. (This excludes accidental/unintentional slaughtering.) Religion: He ...


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You can not have sex during the fast but after it is over, till it starts the next day, you can have sex. God allowed in Quran. There is no distinction between a muslim or non-muslim wife. It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations].


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