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To what extent are reverts required to avoid behaving like non-Muslims?

Avoiding behaving like non-Muslims has to be put in the right context, especially since the word "like" automatically means the prohibition is contextual (conditional), and not conceptual (under all ...
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What is "Taqleed"? And who should do complete Talqeed and who is not obliged to do taqleed?

Taqleed means imitation. Most Muslims fall under Taqleed since they "imitate"/follow a specific school of thought. (Maliki, Hanbali, Hanafi, Shafi'i) The average Muslim can free himself from a ...
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What does the "Taqlid Period, after the formation of Madhabs and the closing of the gate of ijtihad" refer to?

Maybe not a final answer, I won't add references, as you may find enough in my relevant posts Taqlid isn't per se something haram, as we are always asked to ask people who have more knowledge than we ...
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How is the notion of a "revert" compatible with not imitating non-Muslims?

Fitra has no bearing on the question since it is about a potential in humanity that allows for recognition of faith not actual faith, as well as the idea that non-Muslims will be bound by the same ...
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Origins of Taqlid

Taqlid means to follow someone without demanding a proof or an evidence. It really is a style of thinking or a (behavioral) preference of an individual. Its hard to exactly pinpoint a specific time ...
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How to distinguish "imitation" from "doing the same thing"?

I think this question can be approached from a philosophical point of view. Consider the following situation: Person A meets Person B on the street. Person B is Christian and invites Person A to go ...
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Does "he who imitates any people is one of them" mean I'm Chinese?

The hadith was qualified as hassan or sahih by a majority of great hadith scholars like ibn Hajar, al-'Iraqi, ibn Taymiyyah, a-Dhahabi while others considered it as da'if like as-Sakhawi and az-...
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