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One intention for twenty Rakaats Taraweeh Salaah

  Nasihah (Advice): Be patient in Salaah and be thankful to Allah   Sayyiduna Mugheerah Radhiyallahu Anhu says: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to stand in Salaah till his feet or legs swelled. He was asked about it (i.e. the reason for offering such an unbearable Salaah) and He said, …

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Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

  The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth   The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept …

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Good Deeds a Woman on Menses can do in Ramadhan

    Almighty Allah has made it easy for a woman in Ramadan during her menses for she is still able to get the same rewards as men. The good deed accounts don’t stop when a women is menstruating for the angels are continuing writing down good deeds as long …

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Fasting FAQs Part 1

Q: Does applying eye drops invalidate the fast as eye drops can be tasted in the mouth? A: No, even though the eye drops may be tasted in the mouth.   Q: Does swallowing one’s own saliva whilst fasting break the fast? A: No, irrespective of the amount swallowed. However, …

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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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