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Here is a short summary of the answer: Islam is not significantly different from the previous Abrahamic religions in their original forms. However there are important differences between Islam and the current practices of these religions (Judaism/Christianity). The objections made against the followers of Judaism/Christianity are mainly because of them not ...


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Allow me to re-align the question a little bit before answering. None of the religions is really an "update" as such. There is nothing lacking or imperfect in either Judaism or Christianity, or the message or scripture or Law of any of the Prophets (upon them all be peace and blessings). The only reason they are different is because They were meant for ...


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The primary difference is the shahada, or testification of faith: "Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasulullah." This translates (coarsely) to "there is no ilaah except Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger." TLDR: The great companion, Rib'ee ibn Amir, enshrined our mission statement quite well: Allah has sent us to deliver whomsoever chooses: ...


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Is there mention of life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in earlier messages? I know I would not be able to answer this question better than at the following articles by Dr. Zakir Naik. Muhammad in Christian scriptures. Muhammad in Jewish scriptures. Muhammad in Hindu scriptures Muhammad in Buddhist scriptures Further reading. So the answer is 'yes'. Muhammad ...


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The Saudi Grand Mufti (back inMarch) apparently justified this on the teachings from Islam. If you copy/paste the following into google, you'll see many news reports of this, however, I cannot cite any in particular as the "original" / "authentic" source: The Grand Mufti, who is the highest official of religious law in Saudi Arabia, as well as the head of ...


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The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' consisting of the Mufti Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh, Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan,(May Allah preserve them), Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan and Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd (May Allah have mercy on them) answered a similar question. The complete answer and verdict can be found here. Islam came into being ...


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The saying you're referring to is an ayah of the Qur'an, namely Surat al-'An'Am 108: ولا تسبوا الذين يدعون من دون الله فيسبوا الله عدوا بغير علم كذلك زينا لكل أمة عملهم ثم إلى ربهم مرجعهم فينبئهم بما كانوا يعملون And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah , lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge. Thus We have made pleasing to ...


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Unfortunately the word 'Deen' in Arabic which Islam says it is, doesn't have a direct translation in English. Therefore it roughly translates to 'Religion' in English. Although Islam rests on 5 pillars(You can read more about this anywhere, but since you question is in a different scope I will try to address that). Islam isn't just a religion (A set of ...


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My answer in one word would be the Quran. Quran: Miracle of Prophet(pbuh) The only miracle that the Prophet(pbuh) left Muslims with is the Quran. So by reading and analyzing this Quran, you can assure yourself that you are on the right path. A person can also assure themselves by implementing the Quran in their life and see the transformation it brings. ...


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Coming from a Christian perspective, I can tell you that the general principle of prophetic succession is such that once a prophet arrives, his claim is made to rest on the authority of previous prophets. Since Mohammed was, by all accounts, the last of the prophets, it would have been remarkable if he had been named in prior books. To give some idea of ...


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If they learn of the arrival of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and reject him and continue on their original religion, then no they will not have "nothing to fear or regret". This should be apparent from several verses in the Quran: ومن يبتغ غير الإسلام دينا فلن يقبل منه وهو في الآخرة من الخاسرين And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never ...


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Chakras aren't entirely a religious concept. One may need faith to believe in them, however that would depend on the person; in some cultures, there are cases where representations of chakras actually show results in some way. And as for meditation, it is allowed and is practiced in Islam. Dhikr, in a sense, is a form of meditation, since you sit and ...


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It is not change. but it is perfection over time. 1. Is there mention of life of Prophet Muhammad in earlier messages? According to Islam Yes, all prophets mentioned but those who their benefits from being leaders of religious people falls in danger by admitting it, keep its evidences hided from public. 2. Given that message of prophets are subject to ...


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Islam is the final religion and the most complete religion. There is no prophet after Muhammad PBUH Each religion was usable only for its own time. But Islam is for all times. Islam did not left anything about life of human talks about every aspect of human life including very detailed aspects as well as politics, education, sleep, eating, food, ...


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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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وَمَن يَعْشُ عَن ذِكْرِ الرَّحْمَنِ نُقَيِّضْ لَهُ شَيْطَانًا فَهُوَ لَهُ قَرِينٌ And whoever is blinded from remembrance of the Most Merciful - We appoint for him a devil, and he is to him a companion. وَإِنَّهُمْ لَيَصُدُّونَهُمْ عَنِ السَّبِيلِ وَيَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُم مُّهْتَدُونَ And indeed, they avert them from the way [of guidance] while they ...


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I think this fatwa will help you and I will quote this paragraph for you : Whatever it is haraam for a Muslim to use, it is also haraam for him to sell it to either Muslims or kaafirs, because the kaafirs are also addressed by the rulings of sharee’ah, including rulings on minor issues, according to the view of the majority of scholars, and what is ...


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Quran is among the most important things in Islam that makes it unique compared to the previous versions of the God's religion. In a Hadeeth the only verse that Solomon --peace be upon him-- knew from Quran was the verse [1:1] which he used in his letter to Belqeys, [27:30]: في عيون الاخبار باسناده الى الرضا عن آبائه عن على عليهم السلام انه قال: سمعت ...


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While there are some decent answers here, I feel most of them are verbose and stray from the question. And it is an important question. Islam is distinguished by the following principles. There is a Creator: Allah. That the Creator is unique, and that there are no other entity to be worshipped other than Allah. While Allah has sent other prophets down in ...


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@Satya, the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) has been mentioned in earlier scriptures including the Hindu Vedas where he is directly referred to by his name, viz., "Ahmed." And he is also mentioned in the biblical testaments, both old and new. Links to this have been provided above by other members who have also replied to this question. (Check @Tabrez Ahmed's reply ...


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While there is nothing in the Qur'an forbidding it, it has been reported that the prophet refused to enter the Kaa'ba before ordering the pictures therein obliterated. The Hanafi opinion is that since such places attract shayateen — especially if they contain prohibited images — entering them is makruh tahrim. Without a compelling reason to ...


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salam(peace) i understand that this post is old but just to contribute in case you dont feel your question was full answered a muslim scholar from egypt (al azhar) once stated "strict rules were placed on Judaism in which Christianity came to lighten and relive and islam came to balance"... however to add to it.. christiaty along time ago around the medivela ...


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Your question is based on HOW, means its just based on assumption. But we have to live in reality and be realistic in this approach. Currently, no religion has such rulings, other than islam. Even if there is one, then still people WILL keep coming to islam by leaving that certain religion. its not like that if there is a punishment for some act, that means ...


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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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According to Jews, Judaism is only for the children of Israel while laws of Noah are applicable to all humanity. Therefore laws of Judaism are only expected to be fulfilled by Jews, but the 7 laws of Noah are expected to be observed by everyone. Muslims believe that Islam is universally applicable. So, it should be observed by all. As user4841 answered, ...


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Prostration (sujod) is worship when your intention is to venerate a deity. When Allah commanded everyone to prostrate to Adam = And when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord... (18:50) This prostration in itself was not worship of Adam, it ...


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According to Islam, male muslims are only allowed to marry people of the book, which is Jews and Christians. In light of this, as shown here: Mormons are a group that broke from Christianity. This sect was founded by Joseph Smith, who was born in the early 19th century. He claimed to be a Prophet and to adhere to the Jewish books as well as the Book of ...


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