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Virtue of Zam Zam water

  Question Can you share authentic narrations that confirm the virtues of drinking Zam Zam water? Answer 1. Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘It is indeed blessed (mubarak). It [also] serves as food for the hungry.’ (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 6309) 2. Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu’anhu) reports …

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Manner of Drinking Blessed Zamzam Water

The significance of the adab of drinking Zamzam Facing the Qibla whilst drinking Zamzam water Classical scholars and jurists (fuqaha) have listed, in their respective works, many etiquettes (adaab) of drinking Zamzam water – of which facing the Qibla is one. The proof for this is what has been related …

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Rajab FAQ

RAJAB IS THE MONTH TO SOW THE SEEDS, SHA’BAN TO IRRIGATE AND RAMADAN TO REAP THE HARVEST Question Can you mention the reference and Arabic for this? “Rajab is the month to sow the seeds. Sha’ban is the month to irrigate the crop and Ramadan is the month to reap …

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Twigs and flowers on the grave

Placing twigs and flowers on the grave Question: What is the Islamic perspective on placing twigs and flowers on the grave? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer: There are two issues here which should not be confused. The first is placing a twig or a branch on the grave. The preferred …

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Are dentures allowed in Islam?

Nasihah (Advice): Cursing undeservingly   Sayyiduna Ibn Abbaas Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that a man cursed the wind in the presence of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam who said, “Do not curse the wind, for it is merely doing as ordered, and whoever curses something undeservingly, then the curse returns upon him.” (Bukhari) …

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Requiring stitches on the head whilst in Ihraam

Nasihah (Advice): Consideration for fellow Muslims   Sayyiduna Jaabir Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that a man passed through the Masjid and he was carrying arrows, the (sharp) tips of which were exposed. The man was ordered by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to hold the iron heads instead so as to not …

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Etiquette of visiting the Graveyard

 Question: Salam alikoum My grandma just died two weeks ago We buried her here in Belgium. I noticed that most visitors amongst us dont know what to say sometimes,  so i put a box in  a glass near the grave. In that box i put some documents with some verses …

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Was Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) a “Working Woman”?

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Respected ‘Ulama I shared this article on your website, regarding women working, with some of my friends. Someone then mentioned that since Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was a merchant and used to work, it should be fine for Muslim women to work as well. What is the correct answer to …

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Is slavery still allowed in Islam in this day and age?

Question: Is slavery still allowed in Islam in this day and age? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Before answering your query, we shall reproduce an excerpt regarding slavery in Islam from Ma’ārif al-Qur`ān by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Uthmani below: …

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