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On Relations with In-Laws

________________________________________________   Nasihah (Advice): Love, Comfort and Mercy in Marriage   Allah Ta’ala states, “Among His signs is that: He created spouses for you from your own kind so that you might find comfort in them, and He has placed love and mercy between you. There are certainly Signs in …

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Seeking Forgiveness for Backbiting

  Nasihah (Advice): Backbiting and slandering Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “Do you know what is backbiting?” The Companions said: “Allah and His Messenger know better.”He said, “Backbiting is talking about your (Muslim) brother in a manner which he dislikes.” It was said …

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40 day Mourning Period

Nasihah (Advice): Duration for Mourning the Deceased   Sayyidatuna Ummu Atiyya Radhiyallahu Anha narrated, “We were forbidden to mourn for more than three days except for a husband.” (Bukhari)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Q: Aslm Mufti, hope you well, I wanted to find out what the significance of the 40 …

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Obedience To One’s Deceased Parents

Question: How can we show obedience / Fulfill the rights of our parents after their demise?   Answer: Sayyiduna Abu Usaid Malik bin Rabi’ah As-Sa’idi Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: We were sitting with Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam when a man of Banu Salamah came to him and asked, …

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Striking the Balance in Upbringing

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Our question is regarding how we should go about raising our child. My baby is small and I try to save him from environments and people that could have a negative effect on him. Some family members have a television or their mindset is different. Therefore, in a …

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Concept of child-free life

  Question As-salamu aleikum. What is Islamic view for being “childfree”, voluntary childless (without reason or with reason like “I will be bad parent due some problems)? Is it haram, might it cause sin, curse from Allah or loosing of rizq/barakhat in life? (Question published as received) Answer   In the Name …

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Shaking hands with one’s son in law

    Question: What is the Islamic opinion on the permissibility of a mother in law shaking hands with / hugging / kissing her son in law and vice versa. Similarly, what is the Islamic opinion on the permissibility of a father in law shaking hands with / hugging / …

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What’s Up With Muslims and Dogs?

Response to the article in Huffington Post by Ingrid Mattson, ‘What’s up with Muslims and dogs.’ Question: An article appeared in the Huffington Post ‘What’s up with Muslims and dogs’ written by Ingrid Mattson. She attempts to prove that prohibition of dogs is a cultural issue and has nothing to …

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How Can I groom my Children to be Future Role Models?

    Question: Assalam Alaikum Mufti Sahab, I recently attended your seminar. I have the following URGENT question and I apologize for the rush. I have been trying very hard to bring up my children in an Islamic environment, However, things are not going as I expected. The children are …

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