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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

Blue elegant gift box on a wooden background

  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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Borrowing the money of one’s child


Nasihah (Advice): Importance of repaying ones debts Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “The soul of the believer remains hanging with his debt till it is paid.” (Tirmizi) ________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. At the time of my son’s birth, …

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Keep your children indoors at nightfall?


Nasihah (Advice): Keep your children indoors at nightfall   Sayyiduna Jaabir Bin Abdullah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “When night falls – or it is evening, restrain your children (from going out) as the devils spread out at that time. But when an hour of the …

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Securing residence for minor daughters


Nasihah (Advice): Justice – One’s family and subordinates Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “The just will be seated upon pulpits of light. (i.e.) Those who are fair with regards to their judgement and their family and those who are under them.” (Muslim)   _______________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. My wife …

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Father and son marrying sisters


Nasihah (Advice): Guardianship Sayyiduna Abu Salamah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “I enjoin each one to honour his mother, I enjoin each one to honour his mother, I enjoin each one to honour his mother (three times), I enjoin each one to honour his guardian …

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Are step grandchildren Mahrams?


  Nasihah (Advice): Setting out on a journey on Thursday   Sayyiduna Ka’b Ibn Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu reports from His grandfather that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam set out on Thursday for the expedition of Tabuk. He liked to set out on a journey on Thursdays. (Al-Mu’jamul Awsat) ________________________________________________   …

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Maintenance for a widow


  Nasihah (Advice): The mourning period of death   Sayyidatuna Ummu Atiyyah Radhiyallahu Anha reports: “We were forbidden to mourn for more than three days for a dead person, except for a husband, for whom a wife should mourn for four months and ten days.” (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Islamic Position on IVF Surrogate Motherhood


Hanafi Fiqh > Daruliftaa.com What is the Islamic position on surrogate motherhood, which involves “a woman who becomes pregnant usually by artificial insemination or surgical implantation of a fertilized egg for the purpose of carrying the foetus to term for another woman”? i.e., sperm and eggs come from a legitimately married husband …

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