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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 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 every ...


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Please see this answer with regard to Hinduism being of divine origin according to Islam. In short, there were several messengers, and we don't know the names of all of them and hence it is possible that some figure revered in Hinduism was a Messenger or Prophet. Quran 4:164 And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related [their stories] to you before ...


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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. قاتلوا ... حتى يعطوا الجزية Fight ... until they give the jizyah — Quran 9:29 فإن هم أبوا فسلهم الجزية فإن هم أجابوك فاقبل منهم وكف عنهم If ...


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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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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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I'd suggest that you ask the people over at Hinduism.SE about whether the given scripture is authentic or properly interpreted by Zakir Naik. Unfortunately I've seen many of his claims, from statistics to arabic to interpretations of the bible, being taken out of context or plain wrong. If you ask about the possibility of Hinudism being founded by a ...


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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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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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A Muslim may not celebrate or participate in a non-Muslim festival. Celebration or participation may indicate an endorsement of such an occasion and its principle. Celebrations are characteristic of groups and, as Muslims, we have our own celebrations and festivals. Also, imitating a group may render one to be a member of such a group. Hence, as Muslims, we ...


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Surah Al-Maidah , Ayah # 2: تعاونوا على البر والتقوى ولا تعاونوا على الإثم والعدوان Cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and and transgression Building a temple where shirk happens and idols are worshiped is sin and transgression. Shirk is actually the biggest sin.


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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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There are different views about your question The first view is that it is haram to enter a church This is the view of the Hanafis and Shaafa’is, but the Shaafa’is limit the prohibition to churches in which there are images, as it says in Tuhfat al-Muhtaaj (2/424), Nihaayat al-Muhtaaj (2/63) and Haashiyata Qalyoobi wa ‘Umayrah ‘ala Sharh al-Muhalla (4/...


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The Quran does not mention the name of any religion other than Islam. 3:19 And it doesn't name the followers of any other religion, except for Yahud (Jews), Nasarah (Christians), Majus (Zoroastrians) and Sabieen (Sabeans) and includes the others by saying Mushrikeen (those who do shirk). 22:17 Same goes for the well known hadith of the Prophet, though ...


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It is better to declare the faith, as it is important in many social matters. For example, in the event of death, if faith is not declared then Muslims will not be allowing funeral in Muslim grave yard. Also, this means she will have to hide any sign of being a Muslim and it can cause unnecessary hardships and may sometimes require her to stop praying or ...


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The main difference between the two slaughter methods is that severing the head entirely kills the animal before the blood has a chance to drain; slaughtering it in the common Islamic manner keeps the animal alive although unconscious so the heart continues to beat, draining more blood than you normally could otherwise. This is important because improper ...


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Satan is incapable of showing miracles. He, however, might be able to resort to trickery as was done by the courtiers of Pharao, when challenging prophet Moses. This kind of trickery is possible even by ordinary human beings having certain knowledge. Miracles are performed only by the Prophets (with the sanction of God). Karamats are performed by the saints,...


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Yes brother it is true as Muslims we should not claim to know the unseen as that is beyond us and Allah's domain, although Allah has reviled the glorious Quran and in it he has stated that the only religion acceptable in the eyes of Allah is Islam. This is the motivation that Scholars use to back such statements. Further more it is clearly stated in the ...


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If it strengthens your faith and is compatible with the Quran, I think you have answered your own question. I am only practicing Islam for two years, as a new Muslim I am both uplifted and also overwhelmed at times by the various opinions. This life is between you and Allah, if you know in your heart that you have the best intentions to live a life of ...


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he somehow equates this with God implies shirk. There are many teaching from different people across the world. Islam differs from many other religion and other's teaching on one major base. "SHIRK". Consider Christianity and Islam, so much is in common between these two but the major difference comes from SHIRK. So do you want to adopt that? There might ...


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It is not permitted for Muslim's to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day (see question 37908). However, there is no scholarly opinion that celebrating Saint Valentine's Day is shirk or kufr at large. Doing so may lead one, though, down that path to shirk or kufr. Ibn Taymiyyah said: فلا فرق بين مشاركتهم في العيد وبين مشاركتهم في سائر المناهج، فإن الموافقة في ...


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Imam Ibn BaZ said: No, you should not ... Because it may cause you to be in doubt, and it contains 'Shubhat' (critics against Islam). The prophet PBUH when he saw Omar reading the Taurah (Old testament in Christian's Bible) he said: 'O Ibn Alkhatab (Omar), Are you in doubt ? I brought to you (the religion) white and pure, and if Moses is still ...


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The real purpose of Salat is not to get only Peace. Yes it is true that offering Salat gives a person peace internally, but the main purpose of Salat is to obey the order of Almighty Allah. We have to offer Salat 5 times a day because it's the order of Almighty ALLAH. Moreover, Salat is the source of asking forgiveness form ALLAH and asking our desires and ...


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