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What is Ayat-e-Karimah?

Q. What is the Ayat e Karimah and why do people read it? is there any virtue to it? (Question published as received) A. The last portion of the 87th verse in Surah al-Ambiyaa’ is known as the Ayah Karimah. It is knowns as the Ayah Karimah due to its …

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Times of Fitnah

Question: What is the meaning of the hadith regarding migrating to caves and valleys in the age of fitna? What should a common Muslim do nowadays to preserve his Imaan? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuhu Imam Bukhari narrates in …

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Angel’s Duas for Generosity?

Nasihah (Advice): Imam Al-Qarafi (Rahimahullah) said, ‘Know that a little etiquette is better than a lot of good actions.’ Ruwaim (Rahimahullah), told his son, ‘Oh my son, make your deeds salt, and your manners flour.’ Many good manners with few good deeds are better than many good deeds with few …

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Clothing with animate objects?

Q. Please comment about the use of clothing with eyes (moorath) for children or adults during the day or night? Are there any Hadith indicating that such clothing should not be worn by Muslims and what are the dangers of doing so or how are we depriving ourselves and children …

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Staying indoors at the time of Maghrib?

Q. In many Muslim regions it is considered that it is prohibited to go outside after sunset (during Salah al-Maghrib), especially it concerns children. whether there are bases at this custom in Islam? A. The practice of preventing children from going outdoors at the time of Maghrib is established from …

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Transferring your children’s money into your personal account?

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Snake as pets?

The Islamic Calendar for the month of Sha’baan can be downloaded here. Kindly note that this calendar is applicable to South Africa. Residents of other countries should enquire from their local Ulama councils. Book Notice: Munaajat Maqbul is a collection of duas compiled by Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi …

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Wearing a chain for men

Question: Is wearing a chain haram for men? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Yes, wearing a chain, regardless of its size or metal composition is impermissible for men. [i] This is because chains, necklaces, and earrings are for the …

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PAYING BANK CHARGES WITH INTEREST MONEY

Question: Are we allowed to pay our bank charges with interest money? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It will not be permissible in Shariah to offset any bank charges (all fees that are neither inclusive of interest nor any …

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Is it permissible to support sports teams?

Question: Is supporting any sports teams or clubs is allowed in Islam?By supporting, I mean like being a diehard fan. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In today’s society, following professional sports and supporting a team has become an obsession …

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