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Wife Changing her Last Name after Marriage

<QUESTION> Many Muslim women take their husband’s last name (surname) when they marry. I have heard different views on this; some say it is Haram and others say it is necessary. I am confused and would like to know the correct Shari’ah ruling on the matter please? <ANSWER> In the …

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Placement of a Female’s elbows in Sajdah?

Question and Answer: Q. While growing up I attended a Madrassah in Durban and was taught that when a female reads Salaah, in the position of sajdah her elbows need to be on the floor. Recently I was informed that this was wrong and that a females elbows need to …

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Wudhu for washing a child in the toilet?

    Nasihah:  A common saying in Arabic:“The height of faith in Allah is that you go out for Salatul Istisqaa’ (Salaah for rain) and carry an umbrella with you. A wonderful feeling it is to know that your Dua has been accepted”   In other words, a person should …

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Mother serving as a Mahram for her daughter?

Nasihah (Advice): The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “It is not permissible for her (a woman) to leave the home without the permission of her husband and it is not permissible for a woman to travel the journey of three days (the Safar distance which amounts to …

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My wife does not want to wear Hijab. What do I do?

Question: I recently got married and my wife don’t want to observed Hijab accordingly Sunnah. I told her so many times and she gets upset every time I tell her. Can you please tell me what I need to do? </div> Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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Can a Muslim woman marry a non-Muslim man?

  Question: Is it permissible and is there any leeway in Sharia for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man? Recently in the UK some Imams and so called ‘Islamic scholars’ have permitted interfaith marriages and claim it is permissible in Islam. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the …

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Is it natural to argue with one’s spouse?

Question: I got married one year ago but now my wife and I are having arguments and at times we don’t talk although we really love each other. We both end up crying after the episode is over, please advise us how to overcome this. Answer: In the Name of …

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Touching a Prayer Mat during menstruation?

  Nasihah (Advice): Bribery is accursed Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Amr (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports the following: “The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) cursed the one who pays a bribe and the one who accepts a bribe” (Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 3580) __________________________________________________________ Q. can a woman in haidh (menstruation) touch …

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Completing Fasts missed due to Breastfeeding?

Nasihah (Advice): The remedy to calming one’s anger It is advisable to do Wudhu when one becomes angry. This will take a person’s mind off the matter which has angered him and the use of water will also bring some relief. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Anger is from Shaitaan …

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Female Method of Sajdah?

Nasihah (Advice): Filling a gap in the Saff is a means of forgiveness: Sayyiduna Juhayfah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever fills a gap in the Saff (row for congregational Salaah), his sins will be forgiven” (Majma’uz Zawa’id, V:2, Pg: 251) __________________________________________________________ Q. …

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