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Sitting and Drinking Water

Question Looking at the narrations below, what is the Sunnah? To stand and drink, or to sit whilst drinking? a) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said “No person should stand and drink water, and if one forgetfully stood and drank it, it should be vomited out” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2026) b) Imam …

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Through Thick and Thin

(Wife of Nabi Ayyoob [‘alaihis salaam] – Part One) The incident of Nabi Ayyoob (‘alaihis salaam) is well known to one and all. Initially, Nabi Ayyoob (‘alaihis salaam) was enjoying great prosperity. He had abundant animals and crops, many children and numerous homes. Allah Ta‘ala then decided to test Nabi …

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What’s in a Diamond???​

Approaching his devoted wife, he lovingly handed her a jewellery box, bound with a ribbon artistically tied. “Ooooh!” she exclaimed in delight, “You shouldn’t have! Jazakallah!” Then, with bated breath, and hands trembling with excitement and suspense, she untied the ribbon and prised open the box, expecting to see diamond-inlaid earrings… only to see …

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Can men listen to audios which contain the voice of a women?

QUESTION Assamualykum  I have a question regarding to listening audios containing voice of a women Is it permissible for me as a man to listen to audios/ news which contain voice of a women ANSWER In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.   …

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Intercourse with one’s wife after her menses prior to ghusl

QUESTION I had intercourse with my wife when her menses were just over but she has not taken ghusal bath . Is it Haraam as per shariah? ANSWER In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh. In principle, if the menstrual habit (‘aadah) …

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Absolute Submission​

Sayyiduna Mugheerah bin Shu’bah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports the following incident: On one occasion, I sent a proposal to marry a girl of the Ansaar. When I mentioned this to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he asked me, “Did you see the girl?” When I replied in the negative, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi …

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Implementing a good or evil practice in Islam

Nasihah (Advice): Implementing a good practice in Islam   Sayyiduna Jareer Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “Whoever implements a good practice in Islam will have its reward and the reward of whoever acts upon it without diminishing (that person’s) rewards in the slightest. Whoever implements an …

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Eight Casualties of Haram Wealth

Our analysis, when presented with a business venture, is meticulously thorough: “what are the start-up costs?”; “how many partners are involved?”; “what’s the likely return on investment?”. In many cases, however, it may not even occur to ask the most important of all questions: “what’s the Islamic ruling of this venture?” The …

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Is it the responsibility of the son to send his parents for Hajj?

Nasihah (Advice): The pleasure and displeasure of one’s parents   Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Umar Radhiyallahu Anhuma reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“The pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of the parent. The anger of Allah lies in the anger of the parent.” (Al-Adabul Mufrad) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   …

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