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What does Islam say about Music and Singing?

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   The worst-case scenario in the event of being inflicted with a disease is when the one involved refuses to believe that he has been inflicted with that disease. The way this phenomenon is accepted and recognised in diseases and illnesses …

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Practical Advice on quitting smoking

Nasihah (Advice): Curbing one’s unlawful desires   Allah Ta’ala states in the Noble Qur’aan, “But as for the one who feared the standing before his Rabb and denied the lower self (Nafs) it’s desires, then indeed, Jannah will be his abode.” (Al-Qur’aan 79:40-41)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   …

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Authenticity of Salatut Tasbih

Question: Is Salat al Tasbih authentic? Answer: http://www.al-miftah.com/authenticity-of-salatut-tasbih/ In these times of neglect towards din, its sad that some people prefer to discourage the masses from proven acts of worship. The sad part is that it’s all done in the name of promoting Islam! One such deed is: Salat al-Tasbih. …

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How to get Rid of Unwanted Islamic Literature?

<QUESTION> How does one get rid of unwanted religious literature, such as religious books, leaflets with the name of Allah, etc? Also, please state the ruling on what should be done to the copies of Qur’an that are no longer in a useable state: <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, …

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Fasting and Ibadah on 15th Sha’ban

Questions. (1) Is the hadith concerning the fifteen of Shabaan “totally and absolutely weak”? (2) Is it true that one of the narrators of this hadith was regarded as a fabricator and liar? (3)While it has been narrated in many authentic Ahadith that Rasulullah (S.A.W.) fasted for most of the …

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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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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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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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Celebrating birthdays on an alternate day

   Nasihah (Advice): Aqeeqah for a boy and girl   A group of people approached Hafsah Bint Abdur Rahman Radhiyallahu Anha and enquired from her regarding Aqeeqah. She informed them that Aaisha Radhiyallahu Anha informed her that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam commanded them to slaughter two sheep equal (in age) …

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