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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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Fosterage and Adoption

Nasihah (Advice): The guardian of an orphan   Umm Sa’id bint Murra Al-Fihri Radhiyallahu Anha reports from her father that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “I and the guardian of an orphan will be in Jannah like these two (his two fingers).” (Al-Adabul Mufrad)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Foster Nephew as Mahram

  Nasihah (Advice): Fosterage   Aaisha Radhiyallahu Anha reports that her foster-uncle whose name was Aflah sought permission from her (to enter the house) but she observed Hijaab from him, and informed Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam who said to her: “Don’t observe Hijaab from him for he is Mahram on …

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Are Uterine siblings Mahrams to each other?

  Nasihah (Advice): A woman’s entrance to Jannah   Sayyidatuna Ummu Salamah Radhiyallahu Anha says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “A woman who dies when her husband is pleased with her, will enter Jannah.” (Tirmidhi)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   I Have a son and a daughter. …

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Does a spouse inherit if the marriage is not consummated?

Nasihah (Advice): Remarrying after a husband’s death   Subai’a Al-Aslamiya Radhiyallahu Anha gave birth to a child a few days after the death of her husband. She came to Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and asked permission to remarry. Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam gave her permission, and she remarried. (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   …

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Inheritance of an unborn child

Nasihah (Advice): Treat your children fairly   Nu’maan Bin Basheer Radhiyallahu Anhu was delivering a sermon and he said that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Treat your children fairly, treat your children fairly.” (Nasaai)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   My husband passed away and I am pregnant. Does …

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Stepfather a Mahram to his stepdaughters?

  Nasihah (Advice): The seriousness of Nikah and Divorce   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:“There are three things which, whether undertaken seriously or in jest, are treated as serious: Marriage, divorce and taking back a wife (during the Iddah period after issuing …

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