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The Event of Ghadir Khum

  Question: Dear scholar, is the event of Ghadir Khum true or it’s a false tradition made the by Shi’as? And if it is true, what’s the Sunni interpretation of this event? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, One of the fundamental differences between the Ahl …

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Muharram FAQ’s

  What is the meaning of Muharram?      Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar – meaning “Forbidden”. Even before Islam, this month was always known as a sacred month in which un-lawful acts were “forbidden”, prominently the shedding of blood.   Which are the sacred Months …

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Is it wrong to take money to teach Islam?

Should this be a factor in deciding whether one becomes a scholar or not? QUESTION Assalamualikum My brothers who are Alhamdullilah huffaz wished to become ulama since childhood. As they entered the teen years, people would inform them that they must get secular education ( college degrees: professions etc.)first in …

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Twenty Basic Beliefs for a Muslim?

Question: I just want you to give me a simple explanation of the basic beliefs that a Muslim should hold regarding Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) and other matters. I sometimes get confused by the various different groups (Sunni, Shi’a, Salafi, Deobandi, Barelwi, etc) saying …

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Performing Hajj or ‘Umrah at Least once in Four or Five Years

Question Can this narration be quoted? Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allah Ta’ala says: ‘A Person whose body I make healthy and to whom I grant enough provision, but five years go by and he does not come to Me [visit …

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Consequences of sending explicit pictures to a stranger

QUESTION Assalaamu Alaikum Respected Mufti I have a family friend who is in a dilemma. The family is a reputable and deeni inclined family. Recently his teenage daughter was dating a man from a foreign country. The boy manipulated her and within a month of their relationship she sent explicit …

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Qurbani and cutting hair and nails

  Question What is the preferred view regarding cutting hair and nails from 1st Dhū al-Ḥijjah onwards for the person who intends to perform Qurbānī? Is it true that according to Imam Abū Ḥanīfah, it is permissible to do so and it is not desirable to avoid doing so? بسم الله …

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