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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 putting our head to the ground remove “positive electromagnetic charges”?

A few Muslim friends claimed that putting your head to the ground like what you would do during Muslim prayers helps you by discharging your head from positive electromagnetic charges. I personally ...
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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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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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Are imported, machine slaughtered meats served to pilgrims in Mecca?

I recently received this message on whatsapp: A warning to those Intending to perform Umrah or Hajj Mufti Abdullah Nana, the founding member of the Halal Advocates of America, says: "I ...
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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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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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Did Napoleon write an elegy to Imam Hussain(a.s)?

In this YouTube video, noted Pakistani scholar, Allama Zamir Akhtar Naqvi claims (in Urdu) that Napoleon wrote a letter or poem in honour of the historical figure [Imam Hussain] (a.s)(https://en....
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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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Was a practice of making non-Muslims wear special markings introduced by Umar II?

The Wikipedia page Yellow badge says: The practice of wearing special markings in order to distinguish Jews and other non-Muslims (Dhimmis) in Muslim-dominated countries seems to have been ...
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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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Do many of the most common foods in Australia have a halal emblem?

There is a widely-circulated essay dismissing the majority of Muslims and focussing on the actions of a fanatical few. It has been attributed to several authors, especially Dr Emanual Tanya, Dr. ...
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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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Did Muhammad al-Arifi describe non-Arab Muslims as cowards?

The following photo was posted in the Citizens for secular democracy, Pakistan Facebook group. It claims Saudi author Muhammad al-Arifi said: ARABS are the true Muslims and the true ...