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Some Popular Questions

 

FOOD  & DRINK

 

Are Prawns / Scampi's Halal to eat?

 

'Blood Poured Forth' and 6:145

 

Can We Eat All Animals - Food Restrictions?

 

Can We Eat Amphibians?

 

Can We Sell or Handle Alcohol?

 

Clarifications Regarding Eating Sea Animals

 

How Does the Quran Deal with Poisonous Fish?

 

Is it Halal to Eat Sea Creatures That Are Killed in a Brutal Manner?

 

Is it Haram to Eat Donkeys?

 

Is Pig Fat Forbidden or Just Swine Flesh?

 

Is Vegetarianism Haraam?

 

Question on a Culinary Major

 

Slaughtering of Animals - Submission of Animals

 

Why Can We Eat Dead Fish and Not Dead Animals (Carrion)?

 

Why is Swine Flesh Forbidden for Consumption?

 

Wines/alcohol in food

 


 

SOCIAL ISSUES

 

Angels Depicted on a Mirror

 

Can You Marry Your Grandparents?

 

Celebrating Birthdays

 

Christmas season and Santa

 

Circumstances Affecting Ability to Study Religion Properly

 

Committing Suicide

 

Cutting off the Hands

 

Democracy or Not?

 

Difficult Parents / Correcting Parents

 

Do I have to cover my arms and my legs?

 

Does Cannabis come under the category of 'Khamar'?

 

Does Verse 30:21 Legitimise Homosexuality?

 

Drinking and Prayer

 

How to Teach Young Children

 

Immoral Acts and Punishment

 

Immorality at the Olympic Games

 

Is Genetic Engineering Permissible for Humanity?

 

Is it Permissible to use Donor Eggs?

 

Is Rule By Democracy Shirk?

 

Islam and Family Conflicts

 

Keeping a Boyfriend or a Girlfriend

 

Permissibility of Cousin Marriages

 

Questions on Magic

 

Question with regards the Permissibility of Tattoos

 

Masturbation

 

Naming Children

 

Organ Donation

 

Seeking Solace

 

Sexual Diversity

 

Soul's Temptation

 

Taking Jews, Christians or Disbelievers as Friends

 

The Scope of Sexual Permissibility Between Husband and Wife

 

Verse 2:187 and the Role of Classical Mosques

 

What is the Linguistic Origin of the term Halalah'?

 

Why are Male Believers Allowed to Marry People of the Book?

 

Why Do You Stay Anonymous?

 

Why Is There Injustice and Suffering?

 

Wishing Season Greetings

 


 

QURAN RELATED

 

30 Para's / Juz of the Quran

 

360 Idols

 

Allah Hu Akbar

 

Alleged Contradiction in the Quran

 

Alleged Grammar Mistakes in the Quran

 

Animal / Creature from the Earth

 

'Any other teachings' or 'False / Forged Teachings'. - Understanding 69.43/47

 

Arabs or Bedouins?

 

Are there Holy Months or Months (plural)?

 

A Very Perturbing Query - Will Allah Also Die? (Nauzbillah)

 

Bayn - Prophet's Responsibility to Explain the Quran

 

Bayni aydeehim wamin Khalfihim

 

Blowing on Knots

 

Clarification on a Recitation

 

Clarification on Surah al-Qasas and Madyan

 

Clarifications Sought on the Makkah and Bakkah Article

 

Detailed Syntax Analysis

 

Did Prophet Muhammad Receive Inspiration Outside the Quran?

 

Did the Word 'Atom' Exist for Classical Arabs?

 

Difference Between 'Isha' and 'Layl' in Context of Prayers and Fasting

 

Difference Between Shair'ullah and Manasik (Rites)

 

Differences in Counting Verse Numbers

 

Differences in the Translations of the Quran

 

Different Translation of the Last Verse by MAS Abdel Haleem

 

Divining Arrows?

 

Do Animals Have Any Sort of Accountability?

 

Do verses 98:6 and 2:62 conflict? Second - a question of plurality

 

Does the Quran say that Stars orbit the Earth?

 

Does Verse 7:205 Refer to Meditation?

 

Does 'Wahdahu' in 17:46 mean God alone or Quran alone?

 

Explanation of verse 108.3

 

God's 'Arsh' (Throne) - What Does it Mean?

 

'Good' Atheists?

 

'Hayta la-ka' - Come now, Take Me

 

How Did the Mountains Crumble for Prophet Moses?

 

How Do you Know that the Quran is the Word of God?

 

How Many Prophets Are Mentioned in the Quran?

 

How to Approach the Quran - A Personal Opinion Sought

 

How to Interpret Verse 3:7 and Those of Sound Knowledge

 

Is Allah's Day Equivalent to 1,000 yrs or 50,000 yrs?

 

Is Idol Worship Najis and not Shirk and therefore Pardonable?

 

Is the Qur'an Easy to 'Remember' or Easy to 'Learn'?

 

Is the Quran Easy to Understand?

 

'Khalaqa' & 'Qun fa-yaqoon'

 

'Laa Misaasa' - Touch Me Not (20:97)

 

Learning the Quran through Dictionaries Alone

 

Love God Alone

 

Makkan and Madini Surahs

 

Male-centric Reading of the Quran

 

Meaning of Ar Rahman

 

Meaning of Jumu'ah

 

Meaning of 'Nur' from the Quran

 

Meaning of the Arabic word 'maAAahumu'

 

Muhammad Was not Father of Your Men - Ayat 33:40?

 

Multiple Q&As - With Joseph Islam

 

Multiple Questions for Brother Joseph

 

Nafs and Abortion

 

Night and Day and Sun and Moon - A Scientific Error?

 

Past Tense and Future Events

 

Pharaoh, the god

 

Please Help me Understand Verse 5:54 correctly

 

Poets Condemned by the Quran

 

Prophet Lot Offering His Daughters

 

Quran Translations

 

Questions About Surah Fil (Chapter 105)

 

Question About Surah 66:1-2 and Maariyah

 

Questions for Joseph Islam

 

Questions Regarding Verse 3:7 - Mutashabihaat

 

'Quran Alone' or 'Lord Alone in the Quran' - Verse 17:46

 

Quran Preservation and Mutawatir Transmission

 

Regarding Adjective Place before GOD

 

Stops or Prevents? Verse 29:45

 

Surah Lahab and Blasphemy

 

Surah Qamar and the Moon Splitting

 

Tawaasul and verse 4:64 (Prophet's Forgiveness)

 

The Earth is Spherical - How do some face the Ka3ba?

 

The Qibla Change

 

The Quran as Divine and Why Are Strong Drinks Prohibited?

 

The Sabbath Breakers

 

Translating the Word 'Mutashabihat'

 

Understanding Root 'Ayn Shiin Ra' and the word Ashara

 

Understanding the Best Translation for 14:34

 

Understanding Verse 25:30 - Messenger 'has said' or messenger 'will say'

 

Verse 21:112 - Alif or No Alif?

 

Verse 21:112 - Qala or Qul? (Say or He Said)?

 

Verse 22:36 and Sacrificial Camels

 

Verses and their Relevance Today

 

Was the Dog in Surah Kahf alive when the Cave Sleepers Awoke?

 

What are your reasons for only upholding the Quran?

 

What Does 'Maghrib ash-shams' (Setting of the Sun) Mean?

 

What is the meaning of Al-Farj?

 

What Promise Was Made in Verse 8:7?

 

What is 'Bud'na' and Does Allah's Name Have to Be Pronounced?

 

What is Quranic Grammar?

 

What is the Difference Between Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding

 

What is the Difference Between Zin / Basir?

 

What is the Meaning of 'Maula' in the Quran

 

Who are the Prophets Salih and Shu'ayb Talking to if their Nations are Destroyed (7:79)?
 

Who Frowned Away in Surah Abasa (80.1)?

 

Who Named Us "Muslims"?

 

What Does AlBaytA and AlbaTI/TIN (House) Refer To?

 

When We Die - What Happens Next?

 

Why Did God ask the Angels to 'Prostrate' to Man When Prostration is for God?

 

Why Does the Quran Not talk About Dinosaurs or Other Prophets?

 

Why is 'Qul' not mentioned in 27:91?

 

Why is 'Shirk' an Unforgivable Sin? - Please Help Me

 

Written Tablets of Prophet Moses

 


 

PRAYER

 

About Missed Prayers

 

Absence of Salaat Details in the Quran and the Need for Hadith

 

Can Women Pray and Fast During Menstruation?

 

Can Women Lead Mixed Congregational Prayers?

 

Determining Times of Prayer (Example: Asr)

 

Do I Have to Pray in Arabic?

 

Does God Answer All Our Prayers as in Verse 2:186?

 

Does passing wind from the anus invalidate wudu?

 

Does the Salaat End with a Prostration Based on Verse 4:102?

 

Does Salaat mean prayer?

 

Friday Prayer

 

Head Coverage During Prayer

 

How Can One Offer 'Salaat' if they Only Follow the Quran Alone?

 

How Can Quran-Only Muslims Pray?

 

How Do Birds Do Salaat?

 

How Do I Pray Ritual Salaat from the Quran?

 

How Do I Repent?

 

How Do We do Sunnah without Referring to Hadiths?

 

How Does One Pray Where the Sun Never Sets?

 

Is the Friday Khutbah Obligatory?

 

Is There a Requirement for 3 or 5 Prayers in the Quran?

 

Questions About Ritual Prayers from a Quran's Perspective

 

Prayers to use in Salaat

 

Praying at Mosques which Idolise the Prophet

 

Praying and Fasting During Menses and Covering the Hair

 

Praying with Difficulty

 

Questions About Prayer / Salaat

 

Regarding Salaat in Quran - 5 or 3 times

 

Salaat and Surah Fateha

 

Salaat Practices / Ritual

 

Salaat - To follow Someone Closely?

 

Salaat ul-Istakhara

 

Saying Darud in Prayer

 

Shortening of Prayers

 

Synagogues, Churches or Trading Places?

 

The Remit of 'Dhikr', Invocations to others in Prayers and Tashadud

 

Waking Children up for Salah

 

What is the Salaam (Tasleem) at the End of the Prayer?

 

What to Recite During Prayers

 

Where Does the Quran Teach You How to Pray?

 

Why do we say 'Qul' (say) in our Prayers?

 

Why Rituals Don't Work

 

Will praying for the dead help them?

 

Women Leading Prayer

 

Women Praying with Men

 

Zoroastrian Influence on Salaat

 


 

PRACTICES

 

Anti-clockwise Circumambulation (Tawaaf) - Why?

 

Anxious About Eid-ul Azha - Questions on Hajj for Brother Joseph Islam

 

Blessings, Shaving the Head and Dhikr

 

Buying a Plot of Land for Burial

 

Circumcision - Does Following the Religion of Abraham Sanction it?

 

Clarification Sought on Qurbani

 

Copying the Prophet's Actions in Love

 

Discussing Fasting till Night

 

Fasting on the Day of Ashura

 

Fasting in Muharram and the Four Sacred Months

 

Fasting Whilst Pregnant

 

Following the Prophet's Traditions

 

Following the Sunna

 

Hafiz or Hifz

 

Hajj According to the Quran

 

Hajj Timing

 

Hunting Fish in Makkah?

 

Is Homosexuality Punishable By Death?

 

Is Insurance Haram?

 

Is it Necessary to do 'Istinja' (Wash Our Parts)

 

Is it Permissible for a Woman to Pluck Her Eyebrows?

 

Is sacrifice compulsory for those not performing Hajj?

 

Is Smoking Forbidden / Haram?

 

Istakhara

 

Itikaaf

 

Just Retribution

 

Keeping a Beard

 

Makkah, Baca & Hajj

 

Missing Fasts for Ramadan and Compensation

 

Questions for Joseph A.I - Inheritance / Riba / Hajj

 

Questions Regarding Hajj

 

Qurbani During Eid ul-Adha

 

Rituals Associated with a New Born Boy

 

Rituals Associated with the Birth of a Child

 

Share Dealing

 

Stoning to Death for Adultery

 

Tarawih Prayers - Q&As with Joseph Islam

 

Tattoos and Homosexuality

 

The Quran on Homosexuality

 

To Bathe or to Wash in Ablution (Wudu)?

 

Wearing the Ihram During Hajj

 

What is Hajj the Quranic Way?

 

When is the Best Time To Open the Fast According to the Quran?

 


 

SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT & INTERPRETATION

 

Agnostic / Theist Trying to Find Truth

 

Astaana and other Quranist Misinformation

 

But Even Those That Follow the Quran Can't Agree!

 

Code 19 and asking for Proof

 

Dr. shabbir's Views on Graven Images

 

Is 'Zaid' a Real Name?

 

Illuminati Referred to as Followers of Pharaoh and Sometimes Worshippers of Satan

 

Tasreef ul-Ayat

 

The Quran Sect and Criticisms

 

To the Quranites ('Quran Only' People) - What the Prophet Gives You - Take it

 


 

PREVIOUS SCRIPTURES & FOLLOWERS

 

Are Christians, Jews, Sikhs and Hindu's Required to Follow the Quran?

 

Are 'Seven Heavens' Mentioned in the Bible?

 

Are the Previous Scriptures Corrupted or Not - How Do We Interact with it?

 

Brother Joseph - Why are you not a Christian?

 

Does the Bible mention the Jinn?

 

Does the Quran say that the Bible is Corrupted?

 

Feuding Christians and Jews

 

Following False Religions - What About Jews and Christians?

 

Injeel and Kitab

 

Jacob Wrestles with God and a Question About Biblical Rituals

 

Jews Being Condemned as Apes and Pigs?

 

Lambasting the Bible

 

Mass Cutting and Removing of Verses of the Torah

 

'My Father' in the Christian Bible

 

No Hijab or Beard for Christians! Really?

 

Prophet Muhammad's Letter to the Christian Monks

 

Prophet Jesus Giving Life to the Dead - Is this a Parable or Not?

 

Q&As with Joseph Islam - Can I Be a Muslim? (Close to Converting to Islam)

 

Was the messenger Shoaib the Father in Law of Prophet Moses?

 

Who are the 'Al-Nasara'? Are they Christians?

 

Why do the Disciples Believe and Surrender But Soon Ask for Proof?

 

Why Does the Torah Not Have any Verses Mentioning the Hereafter?

 


 

ISLAM

 

Compulsion in Religion Contradiction?

 

Definition of Islam and Muslim

 

Non-Muslim - Q&As with Joseph Islam

 

Perfection of Deen - Understanding Verse 5:3

 

Sharia Law of Islam

 

The Reasons for Muslim Downfall - Why?

 

What Does 'Salaam' Mean? Peace or Surrender?

 


 

WOMEN, SPOUSAL & RELATIONSHIPS

 

Adultery and Sex with Slaves

 

Aggressive (Mis)Translations

 

Alimony

 

Are Men 'Maintainer's' of Women? (Qawwamun)?

 

Are Multiple Marriages for Men Permissible Only in a Specific Context?

 

Beating Wives

 

Can a Wife Have More than One Husband?

 

Clarification of Verse 4:3 and 4:127 and Multiple Marriages

 

Cousin Marriages

 

Did the Prophet Marry Hazrat Ayesha at the Age of 6?

 

Does a Woman Have a Right to Seek Divorce Based on 4:19?

 

Difference Between Categories of Women (Free and Right Hands Possess)

 

Divorce - 3 Times in One Go

 

Divorce in the Quran and the Bible

 

Do I need to wear a Hijaab?

 

Dowry as a pre-requisite to Marriage and Coitus To Complete the Contract

 

Each Man Will Have Two Wives - What About Women?

 

Houri

 

Hurs (Virgins in Paradise)

 

Is Consent of the First Wife Required?

 

Is Hair Cutting Forbidden for Women?

 

Is Marriage with Atheists Allowed?

 

Is Polygyny a Religious Sanction?

 

Mahar Given to a Woman

 

Multiple Marriages in Islam

 

Nikaah for the Purposes of Courting

 

Nisa and Zawja and the meaning of Nisa

 

Rape

 

Seeking Permission in Marriage

 

Sex with Slave Girls without Marriage

 

Shaking a Woman's Hand

 

Spouses and Slaves

 

Taking Another Wife Without Permission of Existing Wives and in Secret

 

What Does Cloaks Mean?

 

Why Does it Only Apply to Men?

 

Witnesses for Divorce and Marriage within the Remit of Verse 65:2

 

Women's Dress Code

 


 

CONCEPTS & BELIEFS

 

3:110 You Were the Best Nation that Emerged for the People...

 

99 Names of Allah

 

Aad People - Improved in Creation

 

Abd-u-llah - The Prophet's Father

 

Amen and Amun-Ra the Egyptian God

 

Angels Asking Question and Punishment in the Grave

 

Aqsa

 

Are Humans (Scientists) Playing God?

 

Are the covenants in 3:81 and 33:7 the same covenant or different?

 

Asking for Verification

 

(Atheist) Need serious help!! - Life After Death

 

Bearing Other People's Burdens on the Day of Judgement

 

Can Verse 39:42 be used to Support that Prophet Jesus did not Die?
 

Clarification on meaning of Ayats and Surahs

 

Convincing Proof Delivered, Do Rejectors Have a Choice?

 

Did Prophet Receive Revelations Outside the Quran?

 

Did the Quran Ban Slavery?

 

Does Allah Change His Laws?

 

Does 'Be' Refer to a Process of Cause and Effect?

 

Does Shariah Mean Divine Law?

 

Does the Soul Have a Gender?

 

Does the Testimony of One Male = Two Females?

 

Exalted Assemblies

 

Evolution - Did Adam Evolve from a Different Species?

 

Evolution of Man

 

Eye of Certainty

 

Fasaad fil'ard (Corruption in the Land)

 

'Fulfill their Vows' or to 'Heed to the Warnings'?

 

God's Favour on Bani Israel

 

How Can One Seek Truth If Their Hearts Have Been Hardened?

 

How do the Angels Possess Knowledge of the Future About a Soul?

 

How do we know that God is all-knowing and won't make any mistakes?

 

How Many Deaths?

 

How will Abu Talib be judged?

 

Intercession of the Prophet, Help and Wasilah

 

Is a Muslim Anyone That Believe in a Peaceful Existence?

 

Is Mahdi, Dajjal, Yajooj Majuj Quranic?

 

Is Music Permissible in Islam?

 

Is the Fire of Hell Eternal?

 

Is the Life on Earth Our Second Life?

 

Is the 'Light' in verse 5:15-16 Referring to Prophet Muhammad?

 

Is There Such a Thing as 'Possession'?

 

Is Usage of 'Nabi' Time Specific?

 

Is Verse 80:15 Referring to Angels or Human Scribes?

 

Is Verse 17:104 a Prophecy for the Land of Israel?

 

Islam Will Conquer Over All Religions

 

Isra / Meraj

 

Jizya and Dhimmi Status

 

Meaning of 'Khalifa'

 

Men of the Heights - Who were they?

 

Messengers will continue to come?

 

Mount Sinai

 

'Mu'min' (Believer) & 'Muslim' - The Difference

 

No Distinctions and Ranks - A Contradiction?

 

Obey Those in Authority - Significance of 4:59

 

Predestination, Afflictions and Trials

 

Predestined Destinies

 

Pre-Ordained Destiny and Altering Events

 

Prophet Abraham's Test

 

Prophet Muhammad's Greater Rank

 

Prophet 'Rehmat il-Alameen' - Mercy to Creation

 

Prophetic Dreams and Visions of the Future

 

Questions Regarding Trials & Forgiveness

 

Regarding your article titled 'End of Prophethood - Continuation of Messengers?'

 

Reward Multiplication

 

Repent or Revert to?

 

Q&A with Joseph Islam on Testimony (Shahadah)

 

Question Regarding the Duties of Witnesses

 

Shirk in non-pagan times

 

Some Questions About Surah al-Rahman and Paradise

 

Splitting of the Moon

 

'Tawakkul' or reliance on Allah

 

The Concept of Free Will and One's Fate Fastened to One's Neck

 

The Children of Israel - Who are they?

 

The Difference between 'Jihad' and 'Ijtihad'

 

The Sacrificial Son of Abraham - Ishmael or Isaac?

 

The Tree and Iblis

 

The True Testimony

 

The Trust (Amana) Offered and Testimony

 

Trust to the Heavens, Earth and Mountains

 

Understanding the term 'Ummat'

 

Verse 19:72 and the Bridge Over Hell

 

Verse 33:37 and Prophetic Wahi (Inspiration) Outside the Quran

 

Virgin / Miraculous Birth of Prophet Jesus

 

Was Adam the First Prophet or Messenger?

 

Was Iblis (Satan) a Jinn or a Fallen Angel?

 

Was Iblis the First Disbeliever?

 

Was Samiri a Samaritan?

 

Was Sheba an Oppressive Queen?

 

Was the Prophet Illiterate?

 

Were All Prophetic Mistakes Corrected?

 

Were Arabs Ishmaelites?

 

What are Prophets?

 

What Does 'Every Community' Mean in Verse 22:34?

 

What Does Idle Talk Mean in 9:69?

 

What Does it Mean by Man Created from 'Clay'?

 

What Does Obey the Messenger Mean in 9:71?

 

What Does 'Salam' Really Mean?

 

What is 'Shariah' and 'Open Way'?

 

When Does a New Day Begin in Islam?

 

Who are 'Ulil Amr' These Days?

 

Who is better? A good Hindu or an unrighteous Muslim?

 

Who Made God? - Questions from an Older Child

 

Why Did God Ask Abraham to Kill His Son?

 

Would the Prophet Have Recited 'Tashahud' in His Prayer?

 

Will Everyone Before Age 40 Go to Heaven?

 

Yajuj wa Majuj (Gog and Magog)

 


 

ISLAMIC SECONDARY SOURCES

 

A Tabarani Hadith

 

Are there any Original Copies of Sahih Bukhari?

 

Does Validation of Jewish 'Hadith' Provide Support for Islamic Hadith?

 

Did Scholars and Compilers of the Past Make Up Stories Themselves?

 

Fear in Rejecting the Whole Ahadith Corpus

 

Have the Explanations of the Quran been Preserved in the Hadith?

 

Ibn-e-Abbas's Tafsir

 

Islamic Secondary Sources and Lexicons

 

Is Allah 'Al-Mudel' - A Deceiver?

 

Is There Room for Oral Traditions / Explanations?

 

Massacre of Banu Qurayza and Troubling Islamic History

 

Need for Scholars

 

Questions on Hadith

 

Requirement of at Least Two Witnesses (2:282). What about the Ahad Hadith?

 

The Approach Towards Hadeeth and Sunnah

 

The Unreliability of Shihab Zuhri

 

The Prophet was sent to 'Teach'. Is this not Hadith?

 

Using Ahadith as Historical Records

 

Verse 87:7 and Support for Hadith

 

What is the Best Tafsir?

 

What is the Difference Between Hadith and Sunna?

 

Whether or Not to Accept Hadith and Reading the Quran

 

Without Seeking Familiar Talk

 


 

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