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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Does Islam permit child marriages? I will explain the Hanafi law, as I don't know the other ones. Basically, marriage is legal at any age. So, yes, child marriages are allowed. However, sexual ...
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Wife's Tamkin and Marital Rape

The actual status I'm quoting here sunni references! You will still find a lot of Fatwas where some scholars say that a woman who rejects to have intercourse with her husband is "nashiz ناشز"...
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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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Can a virgin Muslim man marry a non-virgin (by premarital sex) unmarried Muslim woman?

Generally, it's not allowed for a believer to marry anyone who has had premarital sex. Allah said in Surah an-Nisa 24:3 = "The fornicator does not marry except a fornicator or polytheist, and none ...
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I am unmarried, how to keep myself clean?

1. You cannot afford to ignore the fact that the married individual is more comfortable and is in a position to better perform his religious duties and obligations as he enjoys peace of mind and a ...
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Is Jihad Al-Nikah (جهاد النكاح) an Islamic rule?

There is nothing in Islam as Jihad un-nikah. I bring you the history of this story. Firstly, this Fatwa was issued by a news network called Al-Jadid in Lebanon on December 2012. It had claimed that ...
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Why are so many things prohibited by Allah?

If you think logically, all the prohibitions and responsibilities are for a purpose. To make both a human and a society better. Now, I will try to explain your list, but for more, you should do some ...
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What is the greatest sin in Islam?

Shirk, Associating partners with Allah (SWT), is the greatest sin. Shirk is not 'When you worship other than God', because the root word of Shirk means to associate. The people of Makkah, and all the ...
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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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Why are tattoos not allowed in Islam?

Having tattoos is not haram in Islam (from a shiite perspective, afaik). As for ghusl and wudu being invalid because water does not reach the part of skin having tattoo is a misconception. From ...
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Can a girl marry her sister's husband?

in Islamic rules, marriage with the sister of wife is forbidden and is not possible. the holy Quran explicitly refers to this judgment in Surah Nisa, verse:23, as follow: Arabic: حُرِّمَتْ ...
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Do women with hijab have the same sense of freedom like others in this modern age?

It's a good question and most of the people today including Muslims find themselves pondering over this. Firstly I am not a scholar and IMHO there cannot be any good or satisfying answer to this ...
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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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Question about Neeyat (Intent) in Islam

In Islam, actions are judged by their intentions, as you rightly pointed out. However, for an action to be accepted by God, in addition to intention, that action must be permissible and performed ...
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Is it allowed to deal with dogs as a veterinarian and what are the rules in regards to this?

Is this allowed? Yes no doubt. Dogs are a creation of Allah and treating them, or any animal, with kindness that is due right upon them unless prevented otherwise. The Prophet said = أَنَّ رَجُلاً ...
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Islamic Dressing of Males

Basically in jurisprudence we are concerned with a part by the name of Judgments on Velation or Hijab of men. There we have Questions on: what are duties of men in front of unintimated women In the ...
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Why we shouldn't take non Muslims as a friend?

I suppose you are referring to the verse 5:51 in the Quran: O believers! Do not consider (hostile) Jews and Christians as (your) reliable allies. They (all) are friends to one another (against you)....
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Is Sharia Law only applicable to an Islamic state?

To understand Is Sharia Law only applicable to an Islamic state? we need to know what Sharia law is? Sharia, or sharia law, is the Islamic legal system1 derived from commands in the basic ...
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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 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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How does Iran justify women in the police force? (Shia View)

In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful It is absolutely logical to use from women in the police forces to encounter with other women (for different actions). In fact the view of Shia ...
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Should a woman leave burqa if her husband forces her

I think the problem here is that traditionally also a lot of Arab cultures (and some non-Arab as well), have had women dress modestly. Combine that with these two verses from the Quran: O Prophet, ...
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Do the caliphs have the right to alter an Islamic ruling established by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?

No, Caliphs are not allowed to change the orders of allah nor the prophet. However, the prophet (PBUH) specifically asked us to follow the 4 rightly guided caliphs(Abu baker, Umar, Othman, Ali) ...
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