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Islamqa.info
Type of site
Islamic, legal/religious
Available inArabic, English, Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Uighur, French, Spanish, Indonesian, German, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Urdu, Turkish and Bengali
Created byMuhammad Al-Munajid
URLislamqa.info
CommercialNo
Registrationoptional
Launched1997
Current statusActive

Islam Q&A is an Islamic website that offers answers about the Salafi creed using Quran and Hadith approved by its founder and current leaderMuhammad Al-Munajjid.[1]

The website was one of the first websites to offer Islamic rulings, if not the first.[2] The launch of the website in 1997 by Muhammad Al-Munajjid led the beginning of an attempt to answer question according to the Sunni views of the Quran and Hadith.[3] The website says that "All questions and answers on this site have been prepared, approved, revised, edited, amended or annotated by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, the supervisor of this site."[4]

Contents

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The website is available in 16 different languages which are:

English

العربية

اُردُو

हिन्दी

Türkçe

Deutsch

বাংলা

漢語

Pусский

Français

Español


The website provides religious rulings on basic principles of faith, etiquette, morals, history, and poltics.


The website's goal is to be an encyclopedia about Islam.[5]

Controversy in Saudi Arabia

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The website was banned in Saudi Arabia as it was issuing religious rulings independently. In Saudi Arabia, the kingdom's Council of Senior Scholars is the only group that can issue religious rulings.[6] The council was given this exclusive permission in a royal proclamation in August 2010 (restrictions were in place since 2005, but they were usually unenforced); which was seen as "the latest example of how the state is working to assert its primacy over the country’s religious establishment."[7]

References

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  1. "Biography of the site's General Supervisor - Islam Question & Answer". Archived from the original on 2022-03-09. Retrieved 2022-04-29.
  2. Kadri, Sadakat (2012). Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia ... macmillan. p. 207. ISBN 9780099523277. Archived from the original on 2020-12-27. Retrieved 2021-12-01.
  3. Kadri, Sadakat (2012). Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia ... macmillan. p. 207. ISBN 9780099523277. Archived from the original on 2020-12-27. Retrieved 2021-12-01.
  4. IslamQA.info website: "Introduction" Archived 2014-02-23 at the Wayback Machine retrieved September 17, 2016
  5. "حول الموقع - الإسلام سؤال وجواب". islamqa.info (in Arabic). Retrieved 2024-02-15.
  6. "Saudi Arabia blocks 'Islam Question and Answer'," Archived 2013-01-31 at the Wayback Machine Al Arabiya (in Arabic), September 2, 2010
  7. Christopher Boucek, "Saudi Fatwa Restrictions and the State-Clerical Relationship," Archived 2019-11-04 at the Wayback Machine Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 27, 2010 (accessed November 18, 2013).

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