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Is punishment for leaving Islam death?

A Muslim who turns back from Islam and returns to disbelief is called a مرتد (murtad) in Islamic jurisprudence. The basis of this is the usage of the term in the Quran: ومن يرتدد منكم عن دينه فيمت ...
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A Muslim woman should not dye her hair "in the manner of kaafir women"; what does that preclude?

This falls under the category of intention and as such you are free to have any hair colour you wish so long as the intention or motive for that isn't to imitate the styles of non-Muslims. Since hair ...
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What should I do if Canadian law and Sharia law are incompatible?

You example isn't very good in terms of incompatibility. Polygyny is permitted in Islam and not obligatory, indeed it is not permitted if one can't dispense equality and justice between his wives ... ...
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What is the punishment for necrophilia according to authentic references?

Yes, intercourse with a corpse is covered in fiqh. The punishment is a Tazir according to the Hanafis and the dominant opinion of the Shafi'is and Hanbalis. And it is the Hadd of Zina according to the ...
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How can the Hadith be reliable when Sunnis and Shia follow different points of reference?

I can only give an answer based on the sunni view, so anything i might say about shi'a is an assumption and should be approved or rejected by some of our shi'a bothers and sisters. Also note that -as ...
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Is the fact that a woman inherits only half the share of a man a kind of injustice?

TL;DR: Inheritance is a component in a dynamical system, and this component is imbalanced so that men receive a greater quantity. The system, as a whole, can favor either men or women, depending on ...
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Can a man have up to four wives?

A man may marry up to four wives, as explicitly stated in the Qur'an: And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or ...
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Is it true that "pregnancy is seen in sharia as like an illness"?

here the word "illness" is in different connotation than what usually comes to mind of a native English-speaker. This mentioned consideration of illness give the pregnant women some relaxing "...
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What does Islam offer to protect a child of a haram relationship?

Islam is indeed against adultery, and there are rules that govern these conditions according to the applicable classification: Walad al-zina (Arabic: ولد الزنا): offspring from adultery where both ...
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Are mermaids real in Islam?

This is jurisprudence not aqeedah. إنسان الماء (water human) is a creature which is mentioned in the rulings of food by jurists while their existence is neither confirmed nor denied in Islamic beliefs ...
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Does Islam have heraditary slavery?

A man can have sexual relations with a slave by the following means: By being the owner of the slave. Any child born this way is free and is equal to a child born through marriage. By being married ...
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Can adultery be forgiven by husband or wife of a sinner

No. The legal punishment of Zina can not be forgiven by the people. Once the case has been brought to the authorities and the required proof is established, then it is obligatory to carry out what ...
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Can anybody provide me Ibn Taymiyyah's book al-Aqidah al-Waasitiyyah as PDF, please?

Asalaam alaikum The book is widely available on .pdf format and since you requested for it here is a link you can download it from, in Sha Allah. https://darpdfs.org/aqeedah-manhaj/ https://archive....
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What does Islam say about the burning of the Quran by non-Muslims in a state with freedom of speech?

Please do not confuse and equate "freedom of speech" with hate speech. There are many secular democracies in the world where desecration of religious symbols (like burning holy books) is a ...
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Do all Muslims living in Australia follow sharia law?

Hi from an Australian Muslim convert. Yes, Muslims living in Australia follow Sharia Law. In fact, basically all Muslims (everywhere) follow Sharia Law. Analogously, Christians (everywhere) follow ...
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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Child marriage is (probably) recognized. The Qur'an describes the how to measure the post-divorce waiting period (iddah) of females who haven't menstruated: And those who no longer expect ...
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A Muslim woman should not dye her hair "in the manner of kaafir women"; what does that preclude?

The General rule for hair colors All hair colors are permissible except for the dark black, even the color between brown and black is OK. It was narrated from Jabir that he said: “Abu Quhaifah was ...
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Is a Christian allowed to perform Hajj according to Sharia law?

Non-muslims are not allowed in the sanctuary of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca based on the following verse: Quran 9:28 O you who have believed, indeed the polytheists are unclean, so let them not ...
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What ta'zeer punishment is given for masturbation?

The very nature of a Tazeer punishment is that the punishment is not fixed and its upto the Qadi (judge) to impose something that will be sufficient as a deterrent while suiting the gravity of the ...
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Is it permissible to marry someone with whom you have had premarital sex?

It is reported that some of the sahaba such as Ali, Aisha, Abdullah Ibn Masud and Bara' ibn 'Azib held that if a man commits zina with a woman then they should remain far away from each other and can ...
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Is Sharia really islamic?

Islam is not wholly confined to the Qur'an. Other major influences include: The behaviors, sayings, etc., of the Prophet Muhammad, i.e., hadith. This is the most influential source outside of the ...
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Concept of hymen breakage of vagina is sign of good character

It's a sign of Jahilliyah (ignorance) when you see people judging people's moral uprightness based upon something physical i.e., the body. Allah (ﷻ) always spoke of "deeds". Suspicions based ...
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Can graves be exhumed?

By default exhuming human remains is forbidden because it is disrespectful to the deceased, hurtful to their family and considered abhorent by human nature. It is only permitted when there is a valid ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) order killing of the person who was accused of having relations with Prophet's slave girl?

The actual wording of the hadith says أم ولد which means that it refers to Mariyah al-Qibtiyyah, the mother of the Prophet's son Ibrahim. The accused was a person who had accompanied her from Egypt, ...
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Can An Illegitimate Child Inherit Wealth From His/Her Biological Mother?

Yes, this is the ruling according to the majority, including the four sunni madhabs. However there are also other madhabs, for example refer to islamqa and al-islam. As for the majority opinion, this ...
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Should I Fast or not during exams/ while studying for exams?

Fasting is obligatory, and not fasting is a great sin. The only people exempted from fasting are the following: Travelers (of long distances) Sick people (that are too sick to fast) Old people (...
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Which is more compatible in sharia law, "presumption of innocence" or "presumption of guilt"?

Presumption of innocence is the principle of Sharia law. A penalty can only be spoken if either the sinner himself admits to be guilty or a qualified number of witnesses gives evidence of the deed. ...
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Is not getting treatment for a disease considered as suicide in Islam?

الامتناع من التداوي في حالة المرض لا يعتبر انتحارا عند عامة الفقهاء، فمن كان مريضا وامتنع من العلاج حتى مات، لا يعتبر عاصيا، إذ لا يتحقق بأنه يشفيه Refraining from taking medicine in the state of ...
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Could Muslims purchase slaves which were kidnapped by non-Muslims?

It depends on the religion and legal status of the slave. A Muslim who is originally free can never be enslaved. So if the non-muslims kidnap and enslave a Muslim then that person remains free under ...
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What does Islam say about changing one's citizenship to protect our family's faith?

In chapter 4 verse 97: إِنَّ الَّذِينَ تَوَفَّاهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ ظَالِمِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ قَالُوا فِيمَ كُنْتُمْ ۖ قَالُوا كُنَّا مُسْتَضْعَفِينَ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۚ ...
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