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Did Bibi Maryam really fast or merely pretended?
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فَكُلِي وَاشْرَبِي وَقَرِّي عَيْنًا فَإِمَّا تَرَيِنَّ مِنَ الْبَشَرِ أَحَدًا فَقُولِي إِنِّي نَذَرْتُ لِلرَّحْمَـنِ صَوْمًا فَلَنْ أُكَلِّمَ الْيَوْمَ إِنْسِيًّا Eat and drink and rejoice. And if you ...

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Are non-Muslims Kafir according to Quran?
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Please consider the following segment of the verse 2:105: مَّا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَلَا الْمُشْرِكِينَ i.e. They who deny the truth from among the People of the ...

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How Al-Khidr knew what the will of Allah is
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The Quran has used just the following words for him: عَبْدًا مِنْ عِبَادِنَا i.e. one of Our servants There have been different opinions about his identity: A prophet A pious person but not a ...

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What names did Allah teach Adam, 2:31?
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What names is Allah (SWT) referring to? The verses 2:30-33 form a dialogue between God and the angels. They raise a question about the God's decision of making Man a vicegerent on the Earth. ...

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Why do some translations of Qur'an 79:30 talk about the Earth being egg-shaped?
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I believe this is a metaphorical use of the word. دَحَا shares root (i.e. دحو) with الأدحيّ which is used for the place in sand where female ostrich lays eggs. It is named so because it spreads/...

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Does the Arabic in Qur'an 4:16 "...the two who commit it..." necessarily refer to two men?
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No. The dual demonstrative pronoun اللذان may refer to two men as well as one man and one woman, despite being masculine. This is general style of Arabic language. For example, even though والدان is ...

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Did Harut and Marut taught magic?
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Yes, what they taught was not magic. It is evident from the words of the verse you quoted: يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَ مَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَارُوتَ وَمَارُوتَ They ...

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What should I do about OCD difficulties leading to lack of focus during prayer?
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I am in no way expert in OCD consulting but perhaps you can try a few tips to overcome the problem: try finding a quiet place to pray or use earplugs try focusing on the meaning of what you are ...

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What is the grade of the following hadith that talks about a future event?
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'Abdullah ibn Marwan' narrated us from 'Al-Haitham ibn Abd Al-Rehman' from 'Someone' who narrated it from 'Ali ibn Abi Talib' This particular chain of narration is broken; one narrator is unknown (...

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What was really new about the message of Mohammed?
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The message answers some of the fundamental questions about life. Wahiduddin Khan has aptly put: Every book has its objective and the objective of the Quran is to make man aware of the Creation ...

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Why is Surah Fatiha in the first person?
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The surah is a prayer. Had there been a 'قُلْ' (Say) in the beginning, just like the last two surahs, the objection wouldn't have arisen at the very first place. It would have meant that God took the ...

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Does Islam support killing of kafir (unbeliever)?
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One should distinguish between two kinds of directives given in the Quran: 1) that are part of Sharia to be followed by Muslims and 2) that relate to the Ministry of a Messenger. Al-Ma'ida (5:32) is ...

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Why was prophet Lot (pbh) told not to look back?
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Let me quote Islahi. His exegesis (Urdu) of Surah Al-Hijr is available here. The following translation is mine as I could not find its English translation. To look back again and again while ...

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Is regular bath considered as a valid Ghusl?
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Please consider the following two hadiths: عن أم سلمة، قالت: قلت يا رسول الله إني امرأة أشد ضفر رأسي فأنقضه لغسل الجنابة؟ قال: «لا. إنما يكفيك أن تحثي على رأسك ثلاث حثيات ثم تفيضين عليك الماء ...

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Can a strong hadith be wrong? If so, what do I do?
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Scholars accept the possibility of a hadith being 'wrong' based on its matn (the content reported). Al-Sakhawi (d 1497) quotes Abu'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi (d.1200) in Fath al-Mugeeth: وكل حديث رأيته ...

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How the attributes of god 'Rehman' and 'Raheem' different
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Both words are primarily adjectives. Rahman is used both as a proper noun for God (e.g. 17:110) as well as an adjective (e.g. 59:22): Since you asked this question in reference to Bismillah, it ...

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Children disabled because parents have sinned
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Any kind of a disability is a trial for the person having that inability and the people around him. It is God who decides through which trial a person should undergo and He does it according to His ...

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No soul will bear the burden of other? hadith vs Quran contradiction
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When scholars call a hadith authentic, it is usually according to sanad i.e. the chain of narrators. There still remains the task of validating the matn i.e. the reported content in the light of Qur'...

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What does "السلام عليكم أيها النبي" actually mean?
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It means: "Peace be upon you, O prophet!" Your concern is valid and can be dealt in two ways: During lifetime of the Prophet these words were to be taken literally. After he passed away they should ...

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Is it haraam to watch gay porn?
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Islam puts a definite target in front of human beings i.e. an eternal life in Paradise. The only way to qualify for it is moral purification: He who purifies it will indeed be successful, and he ...

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Did Allah keep Zayd's ex-wife for marriage to Muhammad? (Qur'an 33:6 and 33:37)
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The wives of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) became mothers of the believers after they got married to him. Before the marriage they were normal women with whom anyone could have married. Declaring them ...

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hadith about the dajjal
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The chain of narrators goes as follows: Muhammad bin Sabiq told us: that Ibrahim bin Tahman told us: from Abu Al-Zubair from Jabir bin Abdullah Both Bukhari and Muslim have accepted hadiths from ...

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Are there humans or creatures outside earth?
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Some scholars understand from the following verse that there exist seven earths as well: اللَّـهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَمِنَ الْأَرْضِ مِثْلَهُنَّ It is God who created the seven ...

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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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How can we be so sure that women must wear hijab when the Qur`an does not prescribe it in clear words?
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Two verses may be considered relevant to your question: 33:59 and 24:31 As far as 33:59 is concerned, it deals with a specific situation that arouse in Medina and prescribes a measure so that the ...

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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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Why did Ibrahim greet his father with the Salam, if one shouldn't greet disbelievers with salaam?
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The referred hadith belongs to a particular stage in the ministry of the Messenger i.e. after itmam al hujjah. Tahawi (853-933) writes while explaining a different hadith: وَكَانَ فِي الْوَقْتِ ...

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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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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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