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What’s Up With Muslims and Dogs?

Response to the article in Huffington Post by Ingrid Mattson, ‘What’s up with Muslims and dogs.’ Question: An article appeared in the Huffington Post ‘What’s up with Muslims and dogs’ written by Ingrid Mattson. She attempts to prove that prohibition of dogs is a cultural issue and has nothing to …

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How Can I groom my Children to be Future Role Models?

    Question: Assalam Alaikum Mufti Sahab, I recently attended your seminar. I have the following URGENT question and I apologize for the rush. I have been trying very hard to bring up my children in an Islamic environment, However, things are not going as I expected. The children are …

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Age of Aishah RadhiyAllāhu Anhā at the time of Marriage

Question: I was reading the article related to Aishah Radhiyallāhu Anhā about her marriage with our Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam. In this article, the author has given some facts to prove that she was not nine when she got married. Kindly tell me your views in detail. Hereunder is …

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Isale Sawaab for my parents

  Question I have in the past built a mosque for my deceased parents and now, with my wife and her brother and sisters we will Insha Allah build a mosque with the niyat that my mother and father in law will benefit as Isaal e Thawaab. My Niyyat is one …

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Ultrasound

  Question As salaamu Alaykum 1. I am currently in the process of getting hospital plan with discovery medical aid, is this permissible and if so is it permissible to take it with gap cover. 2. My wife and I are expecting a baby, it is currently 20 weeks into …

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Celebrating birthdays on an alternate day

   Nasihah (Advice): Aqeeqah for a boy and girl   A group of people approached Hafsah Bint Abdur Rahman Radhiyallahu Anha and enquired from her regarding Aqeeqah. She informed them that Aaisha Radhiyallahu Anha informed her that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam commanded them to slaughter two sheep equal (in age) …

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Is a person who died through cancer a Shaheed?

Question   1. My Aunt passed away 2 days ago from liver cancer, is my Aunt regarded as a shaheed? One scholar as stated she is (see link, no 4). Just wondering does it differ with the type of cancer? http://sunnah.org/wp/2011/01/09/classifications-of-martyrs/ 2. I remember 10 years ago, I read on your website …

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Keeping Pets in Islam

  Q. My baby son loves animals and I wanted to get him a pet, and I wanted to know what is the proper ruling regarding pets. Can we keep pets? Ie, cat or dog? What about fish, birds, etc? I would like to get a dog or cat though …

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Sperm Donor

Question: Me and my wife are trying to have baby for last four years but not luck. When we checked with our Doctors, we found I have no sperms due to Unknow issue. Could not find any solutions for this. We tried to adopts a baby in Canada but not …

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Parent’s responsibility to gift their children equally

  Nasihah (Advice): Gifting one’s children equally   Aamir reports: I heard Nu’man Bin Bashir Radhiyallahu Anhu on the pulpit saying, “My father gave me a gift but ‘Amra bint Rawaha (my mother) said, “I would not agree to it unless Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is made witness to it.” …

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