Who Is Kafir?

Who is a Kafir? How can a Christian be a Kafir and still be from among
the People of the book?

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I Want To Marry A Muslim

I am very much in love with a Muslim boy and he is with me. My family doesn't necessarily agree with this because of our different religions. He tells me that his parents would not mind but I think different because in one year I have never met them and it is like he is trying to hide me away. Could you please advise.

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Believing Lady Marrying A Behai Man

Can a Muslim woman marry a behai man?

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Further On Believing Lady Marrying A Behai Man

The way you put it is very understandable and will make one think more than once to go ahead with such a marriage. But as we are born into this world human beings with a heart, a heart that sometimes prevails over all logical understanding. I therefore ask you kindly to help me answer this question within the laws of Islam. Is the marriage of a Muslim woman to a baha'i man allowed or not?

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Offering Unlawful Services To The Non-Muslims

In a country like Turkey, Government offers booze, bars, night clubs, and massage parlors and allows sluts for incoming foreign tourists. This is boosting economy. This causes their business to flourish. The question that I have is this. Can a Muslim Government proceed with Non-Islamic ways of providing entertainment to Non-Muslim tourist? Of course doing this will encourage locals as well to engage into all these vices but in principal can politics interfere with Islam especially in economy.

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Bussiness Partnership With A Non-Muslim

I have a small question regarding business of my brother. He has started a restaurant in America under partnership with a Christian. Christian partner has the major share in it. My brother is concerned about earning as the meat being used is not halal though they are not serving any pork item in restaurant. The partner holds the argument that as we are dealing with majority of non-Muslim customer there so there is no point in buying halal meat. Second argument is cost factor as halal meat is expensive. Now this makes my brother doubtful about earning coming out of this restaurant in his pocket.

Could you please throw light on this issue and appropriate step to be taken. May Allah Almighty guide us to the right path!
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Killing Non-Muslims

I am a Christian living here in America with my family. Does this mean that the Muslims have to kill me? I am very frightened and confused. Can you please explain?

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Salvation And Belief In The Prophet Muhammad

According to verse sixty-two of sura al-Baqara can we say that anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good deeds shall be given his reward in hereafter and shall have no fear or grief irrespective of his or her religion? Can non-Muslims of today enjoy aforesaid reward while some religious scholars say that it is only privilege of Muslims?

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Kindly give me answers to these questions.

1. Can Muslims be buried in non-Muslim graveyards?

2. Can Non-Muslims be buried in Muslim graveyards?

3. Where do you bury a person who has a religion different from others and he has no graveyard of his own in Pakistan?

4. Can Qadianis/Bahais be buried in Muslim graveyards?

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The Status Of Ahmadiyyat As A Religion

Ahmadiyat is rapidly spreading all over the world. Is it not a proof of its being a true religion?

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Deliverance Of A Non-Muslim

A verse from Surah al-Maidah reads: "Those who believe (in the Qur’ān), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians and the Christians,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness,- on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve." I heard a religious scholar saying that whoever does not follow the Shariah of Muhammad (sws) will be thrown into Hell. His good deeds will be of no avail to him. Please explain.

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Are Christians Kaafir?

According to Surah al-Maidah (5:72) those who say Jesus is God are committing the act of kufr and shirk and Allah has made Jannah haram for them. This ayah is in the past tense. One can easily conclude that even those who were born before Mohammed (sws) and had such beliefs will never enter Jannah. This invalidates your understanding that it was only the rejecters from among the direct addressees of the Prophet (sws) who can be called kaafir.

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Marrying A Jewish Girl

I live in Canada and I have almost decided to marry a Jewish girl. She belongs to Reformed Judaism and more like the Jewish traditions than actually practicing Judaism. I am a practicing Muslim in regards to praying, fasting etc. and I strive to be better. I have been living in Canada for almost five years now. I grew up in Pakistan. She is forty and I am thirty-eight years old. We have known each other for almost three years. We connect on many levels and then there are other places where we differ a lot. That is mainly cultural and some religious differences. We have gone through a lot of discussions and I feel that as long as its only me and her in the picture I will inshaAllah be able to be content with my decision of marrying her, despite realizing the fact that there will be obstacles and more effort will be required in this relationship than having a traditional marriage with a Muslim girl. When it comes to kids, we fail to reach a common resolution as our differences look bigger in that scenario. Just to give you an example, I think a sexual relationship can only be after marriage (based on my religious beliefs and cultural practice) and she thinks that in western culture it is not possible and as long as one can remain faithful to their partner (unmarried) they should be able to spend their lives as they want. She thinks kids could be given knowledge of both Jewish and Muslim traditions and I think they will be confused that way so they should be raised in one tradition and I want them to be Muslims and she does not want the kids to only associate to Islam but Judaism as well. So we do not have an agreement there. She is already forty, so there may be complications in having kids altogether. She also thinks that at this stage of her life and given the situation she does not want to have kids. I love her and try to make every effort so that we can get married. I have also thought about not having kids. The dominant thought is to be able to live with her and I guess that is why I try to justify this thought by feeling that it is already late for me as well to have a traditional marriage cycle where one gets married at a younger age and have kids. I am also behind in my career path and need more time and effort to work hard and establish myself. So I feel that kid will be a huge responsibility. The main reason behind this thought of not having kids remain to be the fact that it will complicate our lives as we might not even be able to get married if we decided to get married. I feel that she and I will be able to do other stuff in life that will help us not to miss having kids. For example she and I are very keen towards bringing Jews and Muslims closer and helping both sides understand that there are so many misunderstandings and misconceptions and lack of trust that is the cause of lot of friction between Jews and Muslims. I would like your comments on the whole situation and my main question would be, in the given situation, if I decide not to have kids, will it be just according to Islam?

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Dress Code For Women Living In The Non-Muslim Societies

I was just wondering since we live in a North American society, do women have to wear a dress all the time like an abaya? I am an artist (performing artist). I sing, dance and record secular songs. I am also a chef a profession which I love. I want to be a fearless woman and to be a worthy being. Should I give up being a free spirited woman in this society? I mean as women we should not have to stand in silence because if we stand up for what we believe in then the world would be a better place.

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Fasts And Non-Believing Citizens

I am an overseas Pakistani. In the month of Ramadan particularly in Pakistan and in the Middle Eastern countries it is not allowed to anyone (Muslim or Non-Muslim) to eat or drink anything during fasting time. If policemen found anyone not respecting the fasting time he pushed him behind bars. Why it is like this? Fasting is something between God and His men. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam like Namaz. They are so many people who do not pray during the Namaz time. I ask from one of Aalim about this he replied me that since it is a Muslim country so all non Muslims have to respect the Muslim laws. If it is the case then France and other non Muslim countries have every right to prohibit the Muslim women not to observe veil because it is their country. Please explain me in the light of Quran and Hadith.

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Treaement Of The Non-Muslims In The Islamic Rule

In your answers you said: "if the leaders or rulers would have treated their land with fairness, then their rule would have lasted for long time". Are you talking about the four rightly guided Caliphs? What we have seen in history is that these four rightly guided Caliphes had set such a wonderful example that even the Westerns are forced to admit their administrative qualities and achievments. You know about Hazrat Umar (ra)'s administrative qualities and achievements. Yes nobody is perfect. Can you please provide me with some references from the history to show how Hazrat Umar (ra) actually treated non-Muslims under his rule or leadership?

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Prohibiting All Non-Muslims From Entering The Ka`bah

Verse 9:28 from the Qur'an reads:

O you who believe (in Allah's Oneness and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW)! Verily, the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, and in the Message of Muhammad SAW) are Najasun (impure). So let them not come near Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) after this year, and if you fear poverty, Allah will enrich you if He will, out of His Bounty. Surely, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

According to the idea of "Itmaam e Hujjah", it is not for man to declare another as 'kaafir'. How then can the disallowance of "non-Muslims" from entering the haram be justified today? And are we not denying them an experience of witnessing devotion and submission, to the One, at its best?

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Regarding Hadrat Abu Talib

Kindly write detailed reply to my following question what do the scholars and muftis of the Islamic sharriah say regarding “Hadrat Abu Talib(RTA)”. Few people call him kafir and they also claim that the kuffar of Abu Talib is proved from clear quranic ayaat and sahih authentic ahadith. Anyone who considers Abu Talib a momin is munkir e quraan, munkir e ahadith and is extremely deviated/(gumraah) and is a rafizi shiite. But i’ve heard that many of the legendary Islamic scholars of the past believed that hazrat abu talib was a momin. Kindly issue a deciding fatwa as to what is the true position of ahle sunnat wal jamaat regarding Hazrat Abu Talib. I will always be grateful to you for your kindness.

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‘Kafir’ And ‘Kufr’

I've read your position on the definition of Kufr. Simply put, you state that only those who knowingly reject Allah's message can be considered Kafirs. Since no human can know in an absolute sense whether or not such rejection is truly deliberate and made in full knowledge of it being the truth, we cannot brand anyone as being a Kafir.

This concept is then extrapolated to infer that non-muslims also have an equally good chance of gaining Allah's Pleasure in life to come.

While this concept seems in keeping with my own finite appreciation of the concept of justice, and I am totally certain that Allah would not punish anyone for unknowingly rejecting Islam, I'd like to know to what extent this definition of Kufr and Kafir prevailed in the "Golden Era" of Islam. It is safe to say that the Islamic scholars of that age, living chronologically closer to the Prophet's time and living in a less complicated world would also have come to this conclusion in their understanding of Islam.

Is this apparent from the religious literature that survives from that day? Can you cite a respected Islamic scholar from the generations immediately succeeding the prophet who agrees with this definition of Kufr and Kafir?

I ask because this definition of Kufr will probably not be accepted by the majority of Muslims today. If you could demonstrate that your understanding of what Kufr entails was also shared by the classical Islamic scholars it would go a long way into convincing people that rather then creating an innovative and political correct interpretation of this concept, you are in fact taking them back to an understanding that was distorted over the ages.

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Are Non-Muslims Kaafir

This question is regarding a Youtube link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ioqkDE3PRk) addressed by Mr. Shezad Saleem about friendship with Christians. I want you to please explain to me that what does he mean by determining Jews and Christians as 'kafirs'?

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