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Should a homosexual get married?

QUESTION Assalaamu Alaikum, I have been asked the following question. I would appreciate your response to it. I know the act of homosexuality is haraam in Islam, but the person is not punished for their desires so long as they refrain (is this correct?) – but I wondered in the …

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Are our deeds presented to Allah Ta’ala on 15th Sha’ban?

hadithanswers.com Question In some Hadiths it is mentioned that our deeds are presented to Allah Ta’ala in Sha’ban, but some places mention it to take place on Laylatul Qadr. Which is the correct view? Answer Allah Ta’ala is All Aware of man’s deeds. From time to time, these deeds are presented …

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Zina (Adultery/Fornication) Becoming Widespread Is One Cause Of Plagues

Question Can you confirm the source of this narration? إذا كثر الزنا كثر القتل ووقع الطاعون   Answer Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a longer narration, as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the narration authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs. (Mustadrak Hakim, …

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Status of the Fast of 15th Sha’ban

Question What is the status of the fasting on the day of the 15th of Sha’ban. I have read conflicting rulings regarding this. Could you kindly shed some light and clarify this in the light of Hadith? Jazakallah. Answer Although it’s not a proven sunnah, one may observe this nafl …

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Guidelines on Preparing one’s Will & Testament Islamically

QUESTION Can you please provide me with general guidelines that would help me prepare my last Will and testament according to Islamic law? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Writing and preparing a Will is undoubtedly very important, especially in non-Muslim countries, insuring that upon death, …

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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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Islamic Nasheeds ( poems )

Were Nasheeds created to distance people away from the Qur’an? Question: “Anashid were created by innovators to distance people away from the Qur`an.” Imam Shafi’i, ● [مجموع الفتاوى لإبن تيمية ١١\٥٣٢] What are your thoughts on this? Should we avoid listening to modern day anasheeds?   Answer: In the Name …

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Feminism in Islam 

QUESTION Salam What would be the stance on feminism in Islam? Would a feminist be considered a Non-Muslim? My idea is that there are different waves of feminism and first wave feminism was only for voting, so those would be considered fine, but the third wave feminists now take it …

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