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The Sajdah of a Woman

Question: When making salaah in the Haramain, the Arab women insist on correcting our sadjah posture, (making it like that of men). They keep screaming at us saying haraam, haraam. How should we react, should we change our posture, as we cannot communicate with them? Answer: Bismihi Ta’ala Respected Sister …

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Haidh (menstruation) after Nifaas (childbirth)

Nasihah (Advice): Cleanliness is half of Imaan Sayyiduna Abu Maalik Al-Ashari Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Cleanliness is half of faith and (the recital of) Al-Hamdu Lillah (Praise be to Allah) fills the scale, and (the recital of) Subhaanallah (Glory be to Allah) and Al-Hamdu Lillah (Praise be …

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Distribution of Qurbani meat on behalf of a deceased

Nasihah (Advice): Sacrificing of Rams Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to offer two rams as sacrifices, and I used to also offer two rams.  (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: A lady passed away on the 10thof Zul-Hijjah, on eid Morning at 4AM. She purchased …

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Talaq Raji (Revocable Divorce) & Talaq Baín (Irrevocable Divorce)

Question: Please define what is Talaq Raji (Revocable Divorce) & Talaq Baín (Irrevocable Divorce)? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Talaaq-e-Raji (Revocable Divorce) (1)Talaaq-e-Raji is a type of divorce wherein the husband divorces his wife in express and explicit terms, for example: …

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Takbiraat of Tashreeq

Nasihah (Advice): The fast of the day of Arafah (9th Zul Hijjah) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said regarding the fast on the day of Arafah (9th Zul Hijjah): “It expiates the sins of the previous year and that of the following year.” (Sahih Muslim) Q. What is the Takbeers that we have …

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Haircuts

Question What is the ruling of haircuts?   Answer Men are permitted to cut their hair.This is based on the fact that there are numerous narrations which mention that Rasulullah sallallahualaihiwasallam and the Sahabah radhiallahuanhum cut, trimmed or shaved their hair. However, there are; as with any other aspect of a Muslims life; certain …

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Some Important Rulings Concerning Udhiya/Qurbani

Question Can you please provide some details regarding Qurbani, especially the rules regarding having one’s Qurbani done in UK slaughterhouses? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, ‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic term which means “sacrificing an animal”, and ‘Qurbani’ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from …

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Qurbaani Laws Made Easy

UPON WHOM IS QURBANI COMPULSORY? #…..Qurbaani is compulsory upon every understanding, mature, resident Muslim male and female who owns nisaab or owns extra items (over and above their need) which equals the nisaab amount, i.e. they own an amount that equals the gold and silver nisaab amount, or they possess …

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Status of Euthanasia

Q: What is the Islamic ruling on euthanasia? A: The definition of euthanasia is: a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering.  There are two types of euthanasia: Passive and Active Passive euthanasia is the withholding of common treatments (such as antibiotics, drugs, …

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