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Son-in-law as a Mahram

  Nasihah (Advice): The reward for Umrah and Hajj   Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu Anhu reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “‘(Performance of one) ‘Umrah to (the performance of another) ‘Umrah atones for the sins between them, and for Al-Hajj-ul-Mabrur (an accepted Hajj) there is no reward except Jannah.” (Tirmidhi) …

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Can I be someones ‘second’ secret wife?

http://idealwoman.org/ Question: I have recently reverted to Islam. There is a man who is interested in me and wants to make me his second wife. i agreed to it but now he says he knows his first wife won’t accept it so it will have to be done in secret. …

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The Morning-After Pill

By Shaykh (Mufti) Muhammad Ibn Adam (HA) Question: I have been under the impression that in Islam it is forbidden to use the morning after pill as it is an abortive method of birth control. A friend recently argued that it was not, and that it is permissible to use …

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Is a wife responsible to assist her husband financially?

Question A wife has enough money.  She spent a lot in sadaqa.  Help people.  Her husband is in dept for spending the daily expenditure. Has she responsibility to help her husband. Can she spend all her without caring for her husband? ( Question published as Received ) Answer In the …

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Jaadoo and it’s Treatment

Correspondence of Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahimahullah) Letter: As Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh Respected Maulana, I always felt very strongly against people visiting ‘aamils and becoming obsessed in following different treatments when it comes to them having jinn/sihr problems. I feel that the sunnah offers the perfect …

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Can you name your child Jibreel?

Question   Please can you tell me if it is permissible to name a child ‘jibreel’ and why this name is controversial? I have grown very fond of the name and believe it fits the narrative of names of previous children and am eager to keep it but worry people …

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Changing one’s name

Nasihah (Advice): Changing one’s name   There are many Ahadith which indicate that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) changed the names of some of his companions due to the names being unpleasant or inappropriate. For example, he changed the name of Barrah to Zainab. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: …

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Organ Donation

Title: Is it permissible for one to donate their organs if they have been given a death sentence? Question If one is to be given a death sentence by court, then can he give a consent for donation of his/her organs before or after death? Answer In the Name of …

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Can step-children marry each other

  Nasihah (Advice): A sudden glance   Jareer Bin Abdullah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “I asked Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam about the sudden glance (that is cast on the face of a non-Mahram). He commanded me to turn my eyes away.” (Muslim)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   A woman …

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Stillborn Baby

Can you please provide details of the burial for a stillborn (5 months). I understand that there is ghusl and wrap in one piece of cloth (not kafn). There is no janaza. But can you please provide details of the method of burial? Is there aqeeqah or Adhaan in the …

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