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Is "Allah" a he or she?
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In Arabic, God (Allah) refers to Himself using the male pronoun "هو"; unlike English, the Arabic male pronoun does not imply gender. English, quite frankly, does not have an appropriate pronoun that ...

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Just reciting "Talak" thrice commits divorce?
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2:228 Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods...and their husbands have more right to take them back in this [period] if they want reconciliation... 2:229 Divorce is twice. Then, either ...

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Was King David a Muslim?
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It is a common misconception that Muhammad somehow "invented" Islam. Rather, the term "Muslim" means one who submits himself to God. King David, who ruled the kingdom of Israel under God's command ...

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What does this symbol from inside the Kaaba mean?
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It's the shahadah written in square Kufic calligraphy. Since the image provided is so blurry, here's a clearer version: The colored arrows on the second image indicate the direction it's supposed to ...

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Can water be halal or haram?
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Pure water by itself is fundamentally halal. If there are haram impurities involved, the water would also become haram; not because of the water itself, but because of what's in it. So, for example, ...

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How is the night defined?
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By the sun and its brightness And the moon when it follows it And the day when it displays it And the night when it covers it Surat al-Shams 1-4 During the time of the ...

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Is practicing astrology against Islam?
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The prophet is reported to have said: He who visits an 'Arraf (عَرّاف) and asks him about anything, his prayers extending to forty nights will not be accepted. (Sahih Muslim: 5540) Going to ...

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What is the difference between Salat and Salah?
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They're exactly the same word. In Arabic, the word صلاة‎ (salah/salat) ends with what is known as a taa marbutah, which can be pronounced either as "t" (if it's in the middle of a sentence) or an "h" ...

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Is wudu valid after intercourse?
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— An-Nisa 43 — O you who have believed, do not approach prayer while you are intoxicated until you know what you are saying or in a state of janabah, except those passing through [a ...

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Refering to Allah (SWT) as "him"?
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[Surat al-Ikhlaas] Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent." Using common pronouns to refer to God The ...

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Why is Islam called "The Religion of Peace"?
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À la Wikipedia: The religion of peace is a political neologism used as a description of Islam. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, some politicians described Islam as a "religion of peace" in ...

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Is leather haram if the animal dies a haram way?
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Say, "I do not find within that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine - for indeed, it is ...

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Does 65:4 discuss an underage wife or simply a wife who is too old to menstruate?
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For context, I shall quote a related Qur'anic ruling: [Al-Baqarah 228] Divorced women remain in waiting for three [menstrual] periods… This defines the period of waiting — the period ...

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Is the Quran incorrect about Jewish beliefs?
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Just because they say something doesn't necessarily mean that they speak true. Even the remainder of the ayah indicates that what they said was nothing more than their own wishful thinking, rather ...

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How are praying times handled in countries with a long day light?
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...We said: Allah's Messenger, would one day's prayer suffice for the prayers of day equal to one year? Thereupon he said: No, but you must make an estimate of time (and then observe prayer)... (...

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Why are muslims sometimes called musselman?
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Etymologically, the archaic English "mussulman" is derived from the Ottoman Turkish (and earlier Persian) "mosalmun [mosælmɒn] " (look it up here) , which both mean "Muslim&...

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Who is the messenger in Sura 62?
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The Arabic term الأميين (translated in 62:2 as "the unlettered") is used more than once in the Qur'an to refer specifically to people who don't have knowledge of the Scripture. In the context of this ...

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What does a.s. mean?
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"a.s." is short for "'Alayhi al-Salaam" (عليه السلام), which is an Arabic phrase meaning "Peace be upon him". It is often used by Muslims after the names of the prophets as a term of respect.

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Is to say "God" the same as to say "Allah"?
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Yes and no. "Allah" is the Arabic word for God. However, in Arabic there is a distinction between "Allah" (God, i.e. "The" God), and "Ilah" (god, i.e "a" god), a distinction which is easily lost in ...

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Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohammed, Mohamed, or Mohumed?
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Well, the obvious (and rather useless) answer is that English letters weren't much of a commodity back in seventh-century Arabia, so they tended to use Arabic instead: The only correct way to spell ...

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How many rakats are there for Taraweeh Prayer?
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While there are clear evidences that the prophet himself prayed 11 raka'at (e.g 8 raka'at tarawih and 3 raka'at witr) for the night prayer, there is a difference of opinion regarding whether this ...

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Is it legal to marry your brother in law's sister?
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God is very clear on who is and is not permissible for a Muslim man to marry. As explained in Surat an-Nisa: [4:22] And do not marry those [women] whom your fathers married, except what has ...

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Did prophet SAWW predict the death of Ammar?
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The hadith in question can be found, via multiple sahih chains of transmission, in the Sahihain as well as in the lesser Sunni collections, with slight variations in wording (Muslim 55:7504 & 55:...

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Does anyone know the source of "Don't abuse other people's god"?
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The saying you're referring to is an ayah of the Qur'an, namely Surat al-'An'Am 108: ولا تسبوا الذين يدعون من دون الله فيسبوا الله عدوا بغير علم كذلك زينا لكل أمة عملهم ثم إلى ربهم مرجعهم فينبئهم بما ...

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What is difference of "Jews" and "Bani Israeel" in Quran?
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In short: یهود as it is used in the Qur'an refers specifically to the Jews during the time of the Prophet, whereas بنی اسرائیل refers to all descendants of Israel. All یهود are بنی اسرائیل, but not ...

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He said: Muhammad said: Allah said?
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The simple answer is, they're not included as verses in the Qur'an because they're not verses of the Qur'an. Nowhere does the Qur'an claim to be a record of everything God ever said (his "COMPLETE ...

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Spreading fantasy stories about Prophets: what is the rule?
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A very important parallel can be made with the transmission of ahadith; while the two extremes (authentic vs fabricated) have rulings which are clearly understood, there are also various grades in ...

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Why is zina forbidden?
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Zina is forbidden because Allah has explicitly forbidden it in the Qur'an: ولا تقربوا الزنا إنه كان فاحشة وساء سبيلا And do not approach zina (unlawful sexual intercourse). Indeed, it is ever ...

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Why is إِنَّا translated to "indeed we" (Sahih International)? E.g. إِنَّا لِلَّهِ = "Indeed we belong to Allah"
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Arabic pronouns don't really work the same as English ones. In particular, here the word إِنَّا is actually made up of two parts: The emphatic particle إِن meaning "Indeed" and the pronoun suffix ـنا ...

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What is the relationship between theses verse found in the Quran and in the Hadith
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Having one's aorta cut is an Arabic idiom for dying. In other words, 69:46 is saying that if Muhammad were to make up revelation, Allah would kill him and nothing could stop that. The hadith is ...

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