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Labelling People/Ulama as Disbelievers – Takfiris

I AM DESPONDENT. IF ‘ULAMA CAN EASILY BECOME APOSTATES/KĀFIRS, WHERE DO I STAND? Question: I am very confused. I observe some ‘Ulama/Muftis practising and propagating the Deen of Allah. What I fail to understand is that some ‘Ulama/Muftis are declared as apostates and kafirs by others, due to various differences. …

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Clipping one’s nails at night

  Nasihah (Advice): Natural characteristics of a human being   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Fitra (natural dispositions of a human being) are Five: circumcision, shaving the pubic region, plucking the hair under the armpits, clipping the nails and trimming the moustaches short.” (Bukhari) …

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What should a person do with interest money?

  Question What should a person do with interest money? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It is incumbent upon a person to dispose of the interest money as charity to the poor who are entitled to receive Zakaat (i.e. …

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Places and times where du’aas are answered

Question: What are the times, places and situations where du’aa’ is answered? And what is meant by the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) “Dabr al-salawaat al-maktoobah (following the prescribed prayers)”? Is the prayer of a father for his child answered, or is it …

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A Muslim going to a Fortune Teller

Question: : Assalaamualaikum I pray you are well.   1) If a Muslim goes to the fortune teller to get their hand read or find out something about the future,(horoscopes) or ask some sort of person who does tells what will happen in the future (astaghfirullah) or asks the fortune …

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Various Forms of Tawassul and Istighatha and their Rulings

http://www.daruliftaa.com <QUESTION> I wanted to know the Islamic position on seeking intermediaries to Allah, and on seeking help from the dead and calling onto them. Some say it is allowed, and others say it is major shirk. Can you please explain in detail?   <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, …

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Missing a sajdah in salaah

If one misses a sajdah while reading a fard salaah (makes one sajdah instead of two) does one have to repeat their salaah? Question If one misses a sajdah while reading a fard salaah (makes one sajdah instead of two) does one have to repeat their salaah? Answer In the …

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Repeatedly pronouncing Talaq

Question Assalamualikum, I repeteadly pronounced TALAQ to my wife many times (12/15 times) in many different occasions for the last 7 years although I was not clear abot the rules of Talaq. I thought the rule was to pronounce the word 3 times in a row for one Talaq. I …

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Who can be called shaheed? Definition of Shaheed ( Martyr )

Question Who can be called shaheed? Definition of shaheed Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. The Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said:[1] الشَّهَادَةُ سَبْعٌ سِوَى الْقَتْلِ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللهِ الْمَطْعُوْنُ شَهِيْدٌ وَالْغَرِقُ شَهِيْدٌ وَصَاحِبُ ذَاتِ الْجَنْبِ شَهِيْدٌ وَالْمَبْطُوْنُ شَهِيْدٌ وَصَاحِبُ الْحَرِيْقِ …

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Is Zakaat Waajib on a minor child who possesses the Zakaat Nisaab?

  Nasihah (Advice): Be obedient to Allah and a dutiful servant to your master   Sayyiduna Abu Musa Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said, “A slave who worships  Allah well and discharges efficiently and faithfully the duties which are assigned to him by his master, will have …

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