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Are Mecca and Becca the same places? Same meaning?
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The source of the sounds (vocal organ) of the alphabetical letters ‘b’ and ‘m’ is one and the same: the lips. So by the passage of time ‘Makkah’ replaced ‘Bakkah’. It can thus be appreciated that ...

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Does magrib last until redness disappear (nearly 15 minutes) or until isha (nearly a hour)?
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The following hadith of Sahih Muslim says: وَوَقْتُ صَلاَةِ الْمَغْرِبِ مَا لَمْ يَغِبِ الشَّفَقُ the time of the Maghrib prayer is as long as the Shafaq has not disappeared The Shafaq may ...

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If God is "Infinitely" Merciful, doesn't that mean that, in a philosophical way, everyone will be forgiven and given access to jannah?
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You're right if you consider Him Merciful (الرحيم) only. However, God is Merciful as well as Just (العدل). Both of these qualities hold simultaneously. Being Merciful should not overrule being Just. ...

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Agreement between a non-Islamic State with an Islamic state?
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Peace is the foundation of Islam's international law. Please consider the following verse: Then if they should be inclined to make peace, make peace with them, and put your trust in God. Surely, ...

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Must defectors be killed?
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The verse 5:32 makes it clear that no one can be killed except in two cases: ...whoever killed a human being, except as a punishment for murder or for spreading corruption in the land, shall be ...

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Am I allowed to vote a woman into power?
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The article quotes the following verse: Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous ...

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Are houris really female? If yes, how can we understand that?
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The Quran uses feminine adjective for them: حُورٌ مَّقْصُورَاتٌ فِي الْخِيَامِ 55:72 For those who will be married to them The Quran uses masculine pronouns: مُتَّكِئِينَ عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ ...

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Is there a sect in Islam that follows the the Quran to the exclusion of hadith?
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Yes, they are called Quranists. They are not one sect but individuals following the ideology that Qur'an is sufficient. Ghulam Ahmed Pervez (1903-1985) and Abdullah Chakralawi (d: 1930) have been main ...

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Can my son be named 'Rafay'?
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Rafay is simply an Arabic adjective and common noun. When it used for God, it is converted into a proper noun by adding 'al' i.e. Al-Rafay meaning 'The Rafay'. Now, the quality being referred to is ...

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What is the correct thing to do about apostasy in countries where Sharia is not the official legal system?
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You cannot do anything but to follow the verse: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of ...

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Can Muslims make statues for non worship purpose?
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Making statues has been discouraged by the Islamic tradition. However, it is interesting to note that in the Qur'an the word Tamathil (statues) has been used twice. Once in a positive tone and once in ...

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Where to find linguistic tips on quranic translations?
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Please see this website for the verse you mentioned: http://corpus.quran.com/treebank.jsp?chapter=2&verse=252&token=7 It diagrammatically shows the grammatical construction of Quranic verses.

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Checking Hadith grading of narration of Abu Dhar in Musnad Ahmed
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This chain of narrators contains ابن لهيعة whose hadiths are considered 'hasan' because he wouldn't preserve hadiths well. Rest of the narrators are fine. The hadith itself is صحيح لغيره (authentic by ...

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Is there a contradiction between the Quran and Hadith regarding the ruling of having a sexual relation with menstruating women?
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No, there is no contradiction. A verb may be used in its initial meanings as well as final/extreme. The context/situation dictates the meaning in which it is used. This is a general style of Arabic ...

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Why is the Hafs reading of the Qur'an so prevalent?
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Interestingly, it is Nafi's reading about which we have a historical proof that it was promulgated through a political decree. Otherwise, Hafs' reading has always remained the sole contender among the ...

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Did Allah choose the names of Surahs? (Or Prophet Muhammad(s) chose their names?)
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Initially the surahs were demarcated but not named the way we see today. They were identified by some peculiarity mentioned in them. For example, to refer to Surah Al-Baqarah the phrase "the ...

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Why do we use different phrases for different prophets?
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The salutation صلى الله عليه وسلم can be used with any other prophet. Apparently classical scholars didn't make this distinction. For example, ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 310 AH) in his exegesis uses this ...

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Homosexuality sin or not?
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Homosexually has clearly been denounced in the Quran in strongest words. See the following verses: We sent Lot, who said to his people, "How can you commit an abomination such as no one in the ...

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What does Islam say about drawing pictures of people or taking photos?
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(I believe that the traditional scholars, too, won't disallow passport photos and likes on the basis of 'the principle of compulsion' in Fiqh. However, your question is general. So, the answer is ...

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Did the Prophet marry any more wives after the revelation of 4:3?
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An-Nisa (04:03) was a general injunction and was revealed after the Battle of Uhuh. Due to seventy casualties, the issue of fostering the orphans was risen. The Qur'an suggested the Muslims to marry ...

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Does Islam allow killing of Innocent individuals, if the tribe has committed some crime?
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It should be noted that mentioned killing of Banu Qurayza's men was carried out according to the Jewish Law (Deutronomy 20:10-14) not Islamic Shariah. Here is the excerpt from NIV: 10 When you ...

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Does the reward of Hajj for another person go to him? (Hajj-e-Badal)
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Hadiths should be interpreted in such a way that they do not contradict Qur'an and other sahih hadiths. Moreover, hadiths should be explained in the light of Qur'an. The key verse here is: that no ...

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In surah Ar-Rum 30:23, what does "signs for people who listen" mean?
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Among His signs are your sleep, at night or in daytime, and your seeking His bounty. [30:23] The harmony between the day and night is proof of God's oneness and To wake up after being asleep ...

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Why Allah has not destroyed iblees/shaitan till now?
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The only power Satan and his accomplices have is to implant evil suggestions; they do not have the power to force people into evil. Therefore, any punishment meted out to human being is only due to ...

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What is the meaning of "by authority" in Surah Ar-Rahman ayat 33?
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You correctly wrote in your question that it means permission. According to Islahi: The word سُلْطَان means “authority” as well as “permission”. Here it is used in the second of these meanings. ...

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What is the Difference between Salat and other ibadah from another religion? Regarding find peace
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I agree with you that if finding peace is the purpose of Salah then there should not be any difference in the peace-finding rituals of other religions. I believe you asked this question due to Surely ...

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What does Iqra (اقرأ) mean?
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A word may have different meanings. Similar is the case with إقرأ. Theoretically, it may be used in different meanings at different places in the Qur'an. The meaning it has been used in Sūrah ‘Alaq is ...

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Eating a meal prepared by non-muslim
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Islam prohibits only what is haram...It is immaterial if a halal item is made for, or served to you by a Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu or anyone else. Source: Food prepared by Non-Muslims ...

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Why was Quran revealed in Arabic language?
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Because He decided to send His messenger to the people who spoke Arabic. The same reason He revealed Torah in Hebrew. Had He decided to send His messenger to the people who spoke Urdu He would have ...

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Does Islam require that its followers enforce Islamic Government ruled by Sharia?
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Lets look it in this way. When you come of age it becomes mandatory to offer prayers. When you start possessing enough wealth, paying zakah becomes mandatory. When you marry only then the rules ...

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