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Does a civil divorce equate to a Sharee Talaaq?

QUESTION Assalamu alaikum Dear Mufti saheb, what is the shariah ruling in the fpllowing devorce case where a couple applied for a mutual devorce in the court and they had to sign anaffidavit under oath, affidavit says as follow,   ” There is no possibility of reconciliation between us.”   …

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Wedding Customs

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the Most Merciful It is the greatest mercy of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, the creator of all that He has blessed us with Islaam as a way of life. Obedience in Islaam does not simply mean praying to Allah but will also entail …

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Everybody on His Own

By Khalid Baig  Disturbing trends in Western societies today, as also Islam’s own prescription for social security, quite clearly state that men are responsible for the affairs outside the home and the women are responsible for taking care of the home. This division is not a relic of some dark …

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Fireproof!

Ibnul Jowzi (rahimahullah) narrates that a pious person once mentioned: I once entered Egypt where I found a blacksmith who would extract iron from his furnace using nothing but his bare hands! He would then place the iron on his anvil and turn it with his hands without apparently experiencing …

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5 Steps to Reconnect with your Wife

No matter how hard you’ve worked all day, do you dread getting a disappointed look from you wife when you enter the house? Are you tired of hearing complaint after complaint? What happened to those happy days? Do you miss her smile? Is there something you can do to bring …

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Nikah over video call. Is it valid?

QUESTION Muftisaab, I’d like to know, during this time with travel not allowed, is it permissible to make nikaah over the phone like through a video call? And if it is permissible, what is the protocol? And how should it be done? The boy and the girl live in different …

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Child Custody Epidemic

  The central goal Islam seeks to achieve is establishing justice, through worshipping and obeying Allāh. All sins, despite their diversity and multitude, can be traced to injustice and causing mischief. Allāh reminds us: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ …

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Qur’an on Homosexuality: Setting the Record Straight

  By Khalid Baig In the post colonial world the “civilizing mission” continues and the crusade for civilizing the backward Muslims into embracing the sexual mores of the civilizers is going full speed ahead. Since openly declaring that the Qur’an and Islam are plain wrong does not get you much …

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When Love is Not Enough

  According to a Soundvision survey conducted in 2010: “If you attended six Muslim weddings this summer, chances are that two will end up in divorce sooner or later!” That might sound like a shocking statistic, but sadly, right now I can think of two recent marriages that are already …

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