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Islam is very respectful. In general, the phrase is usually a du'a (prayer) for the person mentioned. The common groups you will see are: Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) Other prophets (Adam, Noah, Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and others) Companions of the Prophet Muhammad Scholars of Islam Specifically for the prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an commands us to ...


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The phrase "peace be upon him" is a prayer. Praying for others is encouraged in Islam. This particular prayer is one of the most common prayers in Quran. In using this prayer we follow the tradition set by God (e.g. verse 33:56, 19:15), his angles (verse 33:56), and his prophets (e.g. 19:33). The phrase is translation of عليه السلام It is usually ...


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Good question! It's not one specific book - that Arabic word used is "Kitab", which, literally, means "the writing" or the Scripture. For example, Jesus (peace be upon him) is quoted in the Qur'an as saying: [Jesus] said, "Indeed, I am the servant of Allah . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet. [Maryam:30] (emphasis mine) The word used in ...


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This is indeed a very interesting question. Note that Quran doesn't refer to "people of the books" but uses the singular "the book". From Quran's perspective there seems to be one book in this regard. For example, in verse 2:113 it is said that Jews and Christians read "the book". There are many similar verses where it is said that Jews/Christians read the ...


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Your question reminds me of a poll in Portugal if my memory could help, the physicians there were to vote for "permitting killing fetus in womb, yes or no"? I just remember a physician was too angry, expressing his anger with this analogy: "if everyone on the Earth vote for permitting murder would it then be moral and permitted? Of course not!" I agree with ...


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Summary محمد بن أبي محمد (Muhammad bin abi Muhammad) is the servant of Zaid bin Thabit زيد بن ثابت the famous companion. He narrated hadiths from Sa'id ibn Jubayr سعيد بن جبير and Ikrimah عكرمة, while Muhammad ibn Ishaq محمد ابن إسحاق narrated hadiths from him. Scholar Ibn Habban ابن حبان mentioned him as a trusted person, while Al-Dhahabi said he doesn't ...


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The construction Ahl ul Kitaab (people of the book) has been used in contrast with the word Ummi. Kitaab means law in this construction. Ummi means unlettered i.e. those who were not bestowed with divine law. After Ishmael, no prophet came to Arabs with divine guidance. That's why local Jews and Christian started calling Arabs as Ummi and distinguished ...


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Strangely in this old fatwa they didn't quote sources even if in an Arabic version they did (see here). Basically the source is imam ibn Kathir's al-Bidaya wa an-Nihaya البداية والنهاية the translated sentence you quote is based on a statement of al-Azraqi الأزرقي (the author of a book called Akhbar Makka أخبار مكة، وما جاء فيها من الآثار) and other -not ...


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What is the Islamic view on intersexual people? Various fatawa give algorithms for classifying intersex people as "male" or "female", and they follow the fiqh of that gender (which affects marriage, inheritance, praying in a mosque, and so on). Surgery is considered permissible (and encouraged to varying degrees) to match the classification. Some fatawa ...


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The kaba will be destroyed as well. If there were people inside it, they will die. After that, they will be resurrected again. The following verses talk about this event: 28:83 (As for) that future abode, We assign it to those who have no desire to exalt themselves in the earth nor to make mischief and the good end is for those who guard (against evil)...


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