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Does the father have child custody rights upon divorce?

Question: Sister x and brother y were married for 7 years. Sister x consistently refused to consummate their marriage. Only once in the 3rd of their marriage she became close to her husband. This union resulted in a son who is now 6 years old. After 7 years, the brother …

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The Rules of Separation

  Nasihah (Advice): Divorce is disliked by Allah Ta’ala Abdullah ibn Umar Radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah sallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “The most disliked of all permissible deeds to Allah is divorce.” (Sunan Abi Dawud) ______________________________   Question and Answer:   Q. Kindly advise rules of separation in Islam. Can …

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Why do males inherit more than females?

  Nasihah (Advice): Learn the laws of Inheritance   Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported that Rasulullah sallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Learn the [laws of] inheritance and teach it to people for I will pass away soon. Knowledge will soon be taken away so much so that two people will argue regarding …

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Soulmates & Despondency in getting Married

  Nasihah (Advice): All Righteous Supplications are Answered, Sooner or Later   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah radhiyallah anhu reported the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,“No Muslim turns towards Allah Almighty in supplication but he will be given a response. He may receive it quickly or it may be stored for later.” (Musnad …

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Difficult Teen

QUESTION: I have a teenage son who is a Hafez.He does not listen to us,he goes out when he wants and sometimes does not come home.He becomes very arrogant when we question him. He does not spend time with his family at all and only wants to be with his …

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Duas for Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia

  QUESTION: My father is currently suffering from bouts of what I can only describe to be anxiety, depression and insomnia. Is there anything I can pray for him and for his shifaa? Jazakallah khair.   ANSWER: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum …

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Are step-siblings Mahrams to one another

Nasihah (Advice): Travelling with a Mahram Abdullah bin Abbas reported that Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “A man should not be alone with a woman, nor should a woman travel, unless a guardian is with her.” A man stood up and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have been assigned to …

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Watching sports players with rainbow coloured laces

  Nasihah (Advice): A stern warning against the act of homosexuality   Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhuma reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: ‘…Allah’s curse be upon those who do the action of the people of Lut (homosexuality).’ [Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) repeated this curse thrice]. (Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith: …

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Mould your Child

Question: There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not …

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