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What is the ruling and procedure regarding Qunoot e Naazilah?

Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam recited Qunoot for a whole Month Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Amr Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “When the reciters of Qur’an (Qurra’) were martyred, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam recited Qunoot for one month and I never saw him as sad as …

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Weak Hadīth and Fadā’il al-A’māl

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Question: I have a question regarding the text Faza’il-e-A’maal by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi. From many I’ve heard that this text contains many weak hadiths and should not be read for the hadiths all are not saheeh. Is this correct? If so, please explain …

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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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Using Utensils at Hotel

Question and Answer: Q. I am going out on a business trip- can I use utensils at hotel(not a muslim hotel) after washing it?it is self catering (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. You can use the utensils at …

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Using a handkerchief during Salaah

Question and Answer: Q. I would like to know of any ruling regarding the use of a handkerchief/ tissue in salaah. a) Can one hold it in salaah and use it when needed in salaah? b) Can one retrieve it from a pocket whilst in salaah? c) Can one blow …

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Bowing in Karate

Question and Answer: Q. Respected ulama, As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, In the question & answer copied below that was sent earlier this month regarding permissibility of Karate, there is no mention of bowing – it is my understanding that in many martial arts practices, a crucial part of the ritual …

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When should one say “Alhamdullillah”?

Question and Answer: Q. When should one say “Alhamdullillah”? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. Alhamdulillah literally means “All praise is due to Allah”. It is a form of expressing gratitude. Whenever a person is blessed with a favour …

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nikah in the month of muharram/safar

Question and Answer: Q. I would like to know if it is permissible to marry in the month of muharram/safar as i am planning a nikah in the month of December in which muharam does fall, i have been told that it is not permissible to marry in those months, …

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