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Salam Islam | 01/28/2017 - 13:10
Q : Who was Imam Ali? Click to view answer
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Imam Ali (AS) is the first Imam of Shia Muslims and the successor of prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It has been narrated by many Muslim scholars that he was the first man who accepted Islam.

For more information see: Imam Ali (AS), the Commander of the Faithful
Salam Islam | 01/28/2017 - 12:45
Q : Why don't people in Muslim countries keep dogs as pets? Click to view answer
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Because they are impure (Najis). Unless properly trained, dogs will defecate and urinate where ever they please; they also slobber everywhere, which doctors say is the cause of many diseases and infections.

Perhaps, the other reason for Islam to prohibit Muslims from keeping dogs as pets is due to the high fidelity of these animals. The bond between dogs and their owners has an important impact on family relationships in a way that the dog owner may forget his family members and relatives, adore his/her pet, and neglect God’s worship as well. For more information see: Are Muslims Allowed to Keep Dogs as a Pet? | Salam Islam
Saba SN | 10/24/2016 - 03:29
Q :
Salaam,
My Qs are related to Khums s and Zakat

1] Khums and Zakat - Can an individual pay the total amount of Khums and Zakat on behalf of a deceased parent? If yes, how to calculate?

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First of all, if deceased parent has not paid Khums and Zakat in his/her life, it is obligatory for his/her heirs to pay them on his/her behalf before they divide the inheritance among themselves provided that the deceased parent has left some estate behind except his/her house. So if he/she has not left anything, the heirs are not required to pay anything from their own wealth on the behalf of their parent. Secondly, Khums and Zakat have to be calculated separately. Khums is one fifth of the wealth (except his/her lands and houses, etc.) the deceased parent has left. Zakat is not usually compulsory since it is ascribed to certain products and paid under special circumstances. See: http://salamislam.com/content/alms-tax-zakat/6
Salam Islam | 05/29/2016 - 15:00
Q : What does the Quran say about war? Click to view answer
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aggression is prohibited according to several verse in the holy Quran, and fighting is permitted only in the case of self-defence:
“Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress. Indeed Allah does not like transgressors” (2:190).
“O you who have faith! Do not prohibit the good things that Allah has made lawful to you, and do not transgress. Indeed Allah does not like the transgressors” (5:87).
“So if they keep out of your way and do not fight you, and offer you peace, then Allah does not allow you any course [of action] against them” (4:90).
Salam Islam | 05/29/2016 - 14:50
Q : How should Muslims treat Jews and Christians? Click to view answer
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Muslims are told to treat them with respect and justice and do not fight with them unless they initiate hostilities against them: “Do not dispute with the People of the Book except in a manner which is best” (29:46)
The Muslims ultimate hope is that they all will join them in worshipping one God and submit to His will. “Say," O People of the Book! Come to a word common between us and you: that we will worship no one but Allah, and that we will not ascribe any partner to Him, and that we will not take each other as lords besides Allah." But if they turn away, say," Be witnesses that we are Muslims."” (Quran 3:64)

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