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Are there Islamic guidelines on how and when to protest?

Are there any guidelines provided by Islam on how and when to protest? And how to decide the magnitude of protests and who will decide it? Please cite references from the Holy Quran, Ahadeth, ...
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Is it haram to use the human voice to imitate the sound of musical instruments?

Music is generally haram (but with exceptions). However, I was introduced to the idea that one is allowed to use voice as an instrument, and thereby produce sound that almost exactly like a sound ...
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Is Usurfrucht (where a loaned item produces something) a form of interest?

There is a concept called "Usurfrucht" (user fruit) where an item is lent, but it produces something during the period of the loan. I lease my two horses to Omar for a year while he uses my house. ...
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Is it okay to openly discuss one's past suicide attempts?

The World Health Organization writes the following about suicide: Over 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. ... By far the strongest risk factor for suicide is a previous suicide attempt. ....
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Legal effects of conversion

Converting to Islam has certain effects regarding the legal status of the convert in sharia. He is no longer a kafir, burial rites are to be read according to Islamic tradition, inheritance changes, ...
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Was hijab in public enforced legally in premodern times?

I sometimes come across claims that many of the obligations that Muslims have in Islam are a purely personal matter and were not legally enforced, historically. It's not quite clear to me which ...
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What are the characteristics of 'illal (criteria) that distinguish them from hikam (benefits)?

This question raised the point that it is hard to distinguish the term 'illah (criterion, Arabic: عله) from hikmah (benefit, Arabic: حكمه) when it comes to ahkām al-fiqh (rulings of jurisprudence, ...
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Should a mortgage be treated as loan and hence be deducted from net worth when calculating zakat?

A mortgage loan, or simply mortgage, is used either by purchasers of real property to raise funds to buy real estate, or alternatively by existing property owners to raise funds for any purpose, while ...
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Can Muslims fight in non-Muslim wars?

Can a Muslim fight in a non Muslim war, like the Afghanistan war or something? I do not know if this is permissible or not.
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Does the wife have the right to reject sex?

The wife has to obey her husband and he has to provide for her and treat her with kindness. However is the wife allowed to reject sex if she was not in the mood or for any other reason? It is her ...
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Punishment for torturing

I'm having a hard time tracking down information about how to classify torturing someone (beating, sterile needles under fingernails, waterboarding, starvation, sensory overload, sleep deprivation, ...
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Filling gaps in rows once namaz has commenced

Can someone please shed some light on what should be done if space becomes free in front of you once namaaz has commenced. I have noticed ,especially in tarawee prayer gaps/space in the front rows ...
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How much information should be shared between potential husband and wife before nikkah?

Suppose a girl has issues with her monthly cycle and she took some hormone treatment to fix it and she is satisfied with the treatment. However she walks into marriage without sharing this detail with ...
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What are the dominant rulings for alcoholic content in food in each of the Sunni madhahib?

Note: This post is intended to provide a canonical answer for a common class of questions The forbiddance of drinking khamr is is well-known in Sunni Islam, based primarily on the following Qur'anic ...
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What was the justification for attacking or fighting the Persians in 'Iraq by the Caliphs Abu bakr and 'Omar?

I mean fighting for the ridda wars at least seems obvious. People have refused to pay Zakat and became against the Muslim rulers by for example following the false prophets like Musailimah and Sajjah....

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