Questions tagged [islam]

Questions about the religion of the Muslims; a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.

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Does polygamy result in less infidelity and prostitution?

An answer (now deleted) at the new Islam.SE site made the following claim: If one takes a look at society where polygamy is banned or discouraged, you will see that some men will always try to ...
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Did medieval Russia reject Islam because of its prohibition against alcohol?

For a long time, I have been aware of a historical anecdote about the attempt to convert Russia to Islam. I don’t know where I first heard the anecdote: I’m pretty sure it was oral, so I had to dig a ...
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Is Muhammad one of the most popular names for boys in England and Wales?

A number of articles describe how Muhammad is the most popular name in the UK for baby boys, topping William and other names. A few links for reference: 2016 Independent article Muhammad has ...
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Do many commonly consumed food items in Australia have the halal certification emblem on them?

I found this quote in a viral email: "In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the ...
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Will Europe soon have more Muslims than Christians?

This story, which appeared in the UK tabloid The Sun (and widely repeated elsewhere), has also been doing the rounds on social media. The original story has the strapline: Muslims will soon ...
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Did Christians kill thirty to fifty times as many people in political violence as Muslims in the 20th century?

Blog post by US academic Juan Cole (sometimes linked to in twitter) Twentieth Century Deaths in War and Political Violence by Religion Total: 102 Million Killed by Christians of European ...
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Do islamic countries have an higher than average porn consumption despite porn being banned in them?

In first place, I'm linking this wikipedia web page to show that, as a general rule, pornography seems to be banned in islamic countries (although it doesn't show data for all of them, it looks like a ...
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Is Sweden experiencing a “rape epidemic?”

The US think-tank, the Gatestone Institute - along with many conservative web-sites, has claimed that rapes in Sweden have gone up because of the influx of refugees from the Middle East. Forty ...
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Is this a real picture of Jordan Peterson in New Zealand with a fan wearing a shirt that says “I'm a Proud Islamaphobe”? [closed]

Tweet reads This is @jordanbpeterson and a fan during his speaking tour in New Zealand. February 19th, 2019. Less than one month ago. Did Jordan Peterson really take a picture with a fan wearing a ...
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Did Zakir Naik say “every Muslim should be a terrorist”?

The Salafi Movement Wikipedia page currently quotes Zakir Naik as saying "every Muslim should be a terrorist". They cite a TIME article: Von Drehle and Ghosh, An Enemy Within: The Making of ...
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Did Hitler use a verse from the Quran in one of his speeches?

In this book ( سلسلة قادة الحرب - كتاب أدولف هتلر.. الطبعة الاولى - بيروت - صفحة 38 - ترجمة كمال عبدالله. ), the author claims that Hitler quoted a verse from the Quran. Is there any evidence of this? ...
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Did an unmarried couple in Iran get shot for holding hands in 2007?

In this video from 2007 Douglas Murray, a British journalist and critic of Islam, says: In Iran, when people - when a couple were shot the other week for holding hands when not being married, the ...
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Did 16% of French citizens support ISIS in 2014?

According to Newsweek1: One in six French citizens sympathises with the Islamist militant group ISIS, also known as Islamic State, a poll released this week found. Is this true? 116% of French ...
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Did the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, wear a hijab?

This claim (apparently) appeared on billboards in February 2018 on Interstate 55 and the Tri-State Tollway outside Chicago: (Which, yes, does not literally and explicity make the claim "the Virgin ...
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Are there officially pronounced “no-go” Islamic zones in France?

In this Hannity interview on Fox News on 9 January, 2015, American author Robert Spencer said that: So in France they have set up - the French government lists on a public web-site -751 no-go areas,...
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Did Aisha Poison Muhammad?

There are at least 2 sources that claim this According to Quora: Why do some Shias claim that Prophet Muhammad was poisoned by Aisha and Hafsa?: 2- According to a special narration, narrated in ...
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Do Muslims call an inner layer of a hijab a “ninja”?

At the National Museum of Ethnology, in Osaka, Japan, it's claimed that an inner, stretchy layer of a hijab is referred to by Malaysians as a "ninja", and that it was thus named based on the clothing ...
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Did Muhammad predict that Fatima would be the next family member to die after him?

According IslamReligion.com, Muhammad made a prophecy about the timing of his daughter's death: The Prophet informed his daughter, Fatima, that she would be the first member of his family to die ...
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Did chess not appear until after the death of Mohammad?

In the book The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi made a claim: Researchers have proven that chess did not appear until after the death of the Prophet Did chess not ...
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Was Tommy Robinson transferred to a prison with a 71% Muslim population?

Paul Joseph Watson claims that Tommy Robinson has been moved to a prison with a predominantly Muslim population. BREAKING: Tommy Robinson has reportedly been moved to a prison with a 71% Muslim ...
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Did Omar Khayyam say this about religion?

Atheistrepublic.com made the following meme which claims: lf instead of studying religion, men would have devoted to develop mathematics - algebra. lf logic of science would have occupied ...
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted “America to be a more Islamic country”?

This picture, being shared on Twitter, alleges that Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to the President, during the Obama administration, claimed to be of Iranian descent and of Islamic faith in ...
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Are there no camels in the Qur'an?

It seems to be an often-repeated saying that "there are no camels in the Koran". But I just repeated this factoid in the presence of a guy from Syria who insisted it's not true and that there is a ...
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Is the number of Muslims correlated with terrorist attacks?

As reported in The Guardian, the Australian TV host Sonia Kruger has recently kicked up a storm by claiming that There is a correlation between the number of people in a country who are Muslim and ...
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Did al-Ghazali lead to decline of science in Islam as Neil Tyson claims?

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that during the Islamic Golden Age, especially in Baghdad, science and discovery flourished for a few centuries. Then an Islamic scholar named al-...
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Were Nezamiyeh (precursors to madrasas) responsible for stifling science [development] in the Islamic world?

An article in The National, while correctly rejecting the Orientalist view that Al-Ghazali was the lynchpin of the Islamic turn from science, nevertheless proposes an alternative that may not be as ...
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Has the Quran (the recitation) been preserved since Muhammad?

Islamic scholars claim that Quran's preservation is the one of the most miraculous aspects of Quran. In fact, a major reason for muslims to believe in the Quran was the preservation of Quran, which is ...
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Did Muhammad exist?

What contemporary historical records of the existence of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, exist or are known to have existed at some point?
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Did Sultan Nur ad-Din stop two men from stealing the body of Muhammad in 1164 AD?

The blog Life in Saudi Arabia has a page on an event that supposedly happened in the year 1164 AD, summarized briefly as follows: Nur ad-Din had the same dream three times where he saw Muhammad, who ...
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Does eating “Ganglia” cause leprosy?

The website Al-Islam.org has the following hadith (This link will direct you to the narration on the website): Muhammad b. Ja’far al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b. Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad ...
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Did the Quran predict the speed of light?

It appears to be popular to claim that the Qur'an predicted the speed of light before it was scientifically well understood. Although none of the sources state that outright, that is what they imply. ...
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Did Islam dominate slave trade, and did Christians enter the slave market only later? [closed]

Stefan Molyneux claims in The Truth About The Crusades that: Islam dominated slave trade between the 7th and the 15th century, while the Christians entered the market of human flesh much later - ...
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Do Saudi authorities censor specific verses of the Quran?

From themillenniumreport.com: Kingship is accursed in our Islamic Religion, in the Holy Qur’aan, because it is an imposed authority of One Person and his Family members to suppress the people ...
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Is the map about Islam and Aids in Africa based on factual information?

From "totally radical" humorous subreddit, Izlam: Islam prevents Aids It was posted by Bilal Philips in facebook on October 14, 2014. The post is liked by 35k people. But is the data ...
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Did all of Germany's Muslim MPs vote in favor of same-sex marriage?

I saw the following claim on The Independent's web-site: All six of Germany's Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the ...
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Did Muhammad behead 600 Jews in one day and torture unbelievers?

This Skeptics.SE question mentions a anti-Muslim billboard that contains the following claims about Muhammad: Married 6 year old Slave owner & dealer Rapist Beheaded 600 Jews in one day 13 wives, ...
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Is the UN letter advocating the rule of Ali the fourth caliph authentic?

The following letter is viral on the internet which advocates the noble rule of the fourth caliph of Islam, So is it really coming from UN?
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Did Muhammad marry a 6 year old?

Making the rounds of news sites today is a story of a billboard in Indianapolis that makes the following six claims regarding the prophet Muhammad, under the heading "The Perfect Man": Married 6 year ...
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Did an Indian king claim to witness the moon split?

Muslims claim that the moon split done by Mohammad 1400 years ago is documented in an old manuscript in the India Office Library, London, with reference number: Arabic, 2807, 152-173. Source: The ...
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Did Malcolm X say this about Islam?

The religion of Islam actually restores one's human feelings, human rights, human incentives, human, his talent. -- Malcolm X The above quote by Malcolm X, African-American Muslim minister and ...
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Is ISIS beheading children in Mosul, Iraq?

On the Gateway Pundit, this claim by Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo is posted: “There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and ...
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Is there any evidence of Dr. Zakir Naik paying people to convert to Islam?

India Today wrote in this article: During their conversation with the SIT, Mufti made startling claims that Dr Naik extended benefits to converts. "They were formally paid and got converted," the ...
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Is this an old church being destroyed in France?

I saw this video on Facebook this morning: 2800 churches could be destroyed in France in the next 10 years according to current trends. Catholicism is weakened from inside and outside, ...
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Did 150,000 people march against Muslim Immigration in Poland?

The following video was posted on the Facebook page of Milo Yiannopoulos. The video has the following text: 150,000 MARCHED AGAINST MUSLIM IMMIGRATION IN POLAND BUT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DID ...
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Have there been more than 27,000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11?

I was browsing a hashtag on twitter (#StepsToReverseClimateChange to hopefully find how I can help myself), and saw a post by someone with this image attached: The image reads: More than 27,...
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Islamic and non-islamic terrorism: casualties

I have seen many articles in favor of the idea that Islamic terrorism is not that dangerous compared to other types, like separatism. Like this. Many mention an FBI study which shows data only until ...
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Was a class of Dutch school children required to learn Muslim prayer?

Many websites claim that some school children in Holland had to learn "how to pray in a mosque". Is this claim true?
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Were Buddhists murdered en masse during the first Muslim conquest of India?

Lost Islamic History says: The first great expansion of Islam into India came during the Umayyad Dynasty of caliphs, who were based in Damascus. In 711, the Umayyads appointed a young 17 year old ...
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Do 75% of new Muslim converts in the US leave Islam within a few years?

From the Islam-critical site WikiIslam: However, most individuals who convert rarely choose to study Islam objectively before making such an important decision. Instead they choose to be taken in ...
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Was the Muslim population of India in 1850, 16% of the total population?

According to http://www.kashmirherald.com/featuredarticle/indiacensus.html To put it in broader perspective, Muslim population has steadily grown from 13% in 1800 to 16% in 1850 to 20% in 1900 to ...