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Q & A on Muharram and Aashurah

Q & A on Muharram and Aashurah   Which is the first month of the Islamic calendar and what is it’s meaning? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar- meaning “Forbidden”. Even before Islam, this month was always known as a sacred month which un-lawful acts were “forbidden”, …

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Food Contamination

Question: The company that I am employed by provides a microwave to its employees to reheat foods whenever. The problem is that anyone and everyone used the microwave as such there could be possibly haraam foods being reheated in the microwave. My question is “IS IT PERMISSIBLE FOR ME TO REHEAT MY FOOD IN THe MICROWAVE WITH THE …

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Playing chess and reading Harry potter

Question: I would like to know if it is permissible to play chess without any gambling and whether it is advisable to read Harry Potter literature, and if not, why. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.   As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.   All the Fuqaha(Jurists) and scholars …

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Sunnah method of shaking hands

Nasihah (Advice): Shaking Hands The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands with one another, but they will be forgiven before they part.” Abu Dawood   ________________________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Is shaking hands with one or two hands sunnah? …

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Sunnah of keeping a beard.

  Question I need to know the sunnath of keeing beard,i am 15 years,and can i keep french beard? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. We commend your enthusiasm at a young age in learning the beloved Sunnah of Rasulullah …

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Acting as an Umrah Mahram for the wife’s siste

  Q. A friend of mine made intention to perform Umrah in December 2014 (his wife, and two daughters), however he wants to take his wife sister with.   PS. the wife and the sister are from two different fathers. Can he (my friend) be a Mahram for the wifes sister. …

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Thoughts of intimate relations

Question   I have a question that if a person male or female have any thoughts of having intimate relations with the opposite and they become wet does this make wudhu or ghusl fardh?   Answer   In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum …

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Keeping a Good name

Nasihah (Advice): Keeping a Good name Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated, “On the Day of Qiyaamah you will be called by your (own) names and the names of your fathers. Therefore keep good names.” Abu Dawood ________________________________________________________________ Question and Answer:   Q. Can you pl tell me we want to name our son …

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Hanafi or Muslim?

Question: A friend at campus often asks fellow students: “Are you a Muslim or a Hanafi/Shaafi‘ee?” How does one respond to such a question? Please advise.     Answer: The word “or” (in the context of the question) is used between two words of the same species. It is correct to ask …

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Swapping shoes taken mistakenly

Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radiallahu Anhu) used to say, “Seeking a lawful livelihood is an obligation from amongst the obligations of Islam” (as-Sunan al-Kubra by Bayhaqi, Hadith #: 11695) __________________________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. I went to the Musjid and someone took my shoes and left their shoes instead. My shoes are …

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