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Khatam

This is in reference to your answer to the question about Khatam. I agree with you that this is something new but I am unable to understand that why all the new things are not allowed. The word of the Holy Prophet (sws) about every addition clearly shows that if…

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Extending The Trousers Over The Ankles

Is it necessary to keep one's shalwar (lower garment) above one's ankles all the time or only when offering prayers?

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Wearing Bangles

I was wondering whether non-golden bangles and necklaces are forbidden for males.

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Hiding One’s Sins

I wanted to know how far is an adulterer or fornicator rightfully allowed to draw a veil across his misdeeds? If someone questions him whether he has committed adultery or fornication, for instance, is it permissible for him to lie to hide his sin? If he says that he chooses…

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Offensive Language For The Prophet (sws)

Recently my teacher was lecturing on the life story of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (sws). I was very disturbed when she referred to his moving to Madinah from Makkah in words like he ‘sneaked away’ or ‘fled’. She is not a Muslim and neither are many of the students who…

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Offensive Language For The Prophet (sws)

Recently my teacher was lecturing on the life story of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (sws). I was very disturbed when she referred to his moving to Madinah from Makkah in words like he ‘sneaked away’ or ‘fled’. She is not a Muslim and neither are many of the students who…

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Marriage Without Being Divorced

I have a very important question. Three years ago my father had forced me into marriage with man whom I do not like. I was fortressed in home for over a month and nobody would see me until the day they brought the man and forced the marriage upon me.…

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Regarding Five Daily Prayers

When were five daily prayers enjoined upon the believers?

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Status Of Eunuchs

What is the status of eunuchs in the Islamic Shari‘ah. I mean if a eunuch wants to live in accordance with Islamic laws, what laws would apply to him: of men or of women? Moreover, should such a person live a whole life of sexual abstinence? If so, would it…

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Violation Of The Prescribed Procedure Of Divorce

I have been watching Mr Ghamidi's programs online. I agree with his line of reasoning in most cases. Presently I need to discuss the issue of divorce. I believe Mr Ghamidi correctly disagrees with the procedure of divorce that is vogue in our society. I would appreciate very much if…

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Zakah Al-Fitr

I wanted to know whether paying 'fitrana' (zakah al-fitr) compulsory?

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Astrology

In some TV channels some astrologers offer predictions about the life and future of the people contacting them on the phone. They ask the callers to reveal their full name and date and place of birth. Then they claim to use this information to infer knowledge of the future of…

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Procedure Of Nikah

Why is the procedure of nikah not available on any Islamic site including yours? What is the procedure of nikah point by point in detail? Can a father offer nikah of her daughter instead of a religious cleric in the presence of nikah forms? Is it necessary to ask the…

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Offering The Prayers While Wearing Shoes

Is it necessary to take shoes off while offering the funeral Prayer? Can we offer the five daily and other optional Prayers with shoes on?

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Eating Fish Without Slaughtering?

Why fish is halal without slaughtering?

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Are Those Dying Of Epidemic Shaheed?

My wife died due to CA Ovary. I have read in the Sahih of Bukhari that if a patient dies due to abdomen problem he is "Shaheed". Can you please put some light on this?

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Raf’ Al-Yadain

How do we know that the majority of the Companions of the Prophet (sws) and their Successors (tabi’oon) did or did not perform rafa’ al yadain? Can you cite proper references?

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Effects Of Some Magical Words

My sister has come across a group within the Christian community who are spreading some kind of words. They say that they will relieve all our problems. They are in some other language which they call God’s language. What should be one’s response to this? The group has also expanded…

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Why Is The Qur’an Whispered In Two Of The Congregational Prayers?

Why are daytime prayers offered silently and the night time prayers offered audibly?

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Determining The Qiblah Direction While Travelling

How can one determine the Qiblah direction while praying in a moving ship?

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Praying With Hands Reclining On The Sides

I have read the following Hadith and commentary on it on a website:

It has been forbidden (by the Prophet) that one prays while reclining his hand on his sides. (Bukhari No: 1162)
According to the commentary given, there are two sides of everyone, the left and the right. Since…
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Is The Prayer Invalidated By A Passing Woman?

Please explain the following narrative regarding a woman passing in front of the one who is praying. Does it really nullify one’s prayer if a woman passes before them?

‘Abdullah Ibn Samit reports on the authority of Abu Dharr that the Prophet (sws) said: ‘When any one of you…
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Second Congregation In Mosques

I have seen in many mosques that people come late for prayer and having missed the congregation they hold another. Is this practice endorsed by the basic religious sources?

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The Friday Prayer

What is the nature of the sermon delivered in the Friday Prayer? Who is authorized to deliver it? What should the speaker say in the sermon? Is it obligatory to say it in Arabic?

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Status Of The Tarawih Prayer

I have some questions regarding the Tarawih prayer that is offered during Ramadan. Did the Prophet Muhammad (sws) offer Tarawih prayer throughout Ramadan? Did he mention any specific reward for it? I read somewhere that the Holy Prophet (sws) did not offer the Tarawih prayer every day because he did…

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Fake Certificates For Traveling Alone For Hajj

There is a general tendency nowadays to form groups by some agents for ‘Umrah. The problem with this method of ‘Umrah is that some of the ladies also want to perform ‘Umrah but they do not have a Mahram to accompany them. In the process, what the agents do is…

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The Status Of Salat Al-Tasbih

I wanted to know the origin and significance of the prayer called Salat al-Tasbih.

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Use Of Ayat Al-Kursi As Charm

My question is regarding Ayat al-Kursi (verse of the throne). We Muslims believe that Ayat al-Kursi protects us. If we keep it with us, we will be safe. Is it possible to give/share it with the non-Muslims (Christians) for their protection?

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Following Shi’i Fiqh

I wanted to learn the meaning of the expression ‘ul al-‘amr (those vested with authority) in Q 4:59. The verse says:

O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger and ‘ul al-‘amr minkum.
TheShi’is take it as a basis for their concept of imamat? Secondly would you kindly tell…
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Some Questions About Zakah

1. My wife owns 8 tola gold. Out of these 8 tolas, she uses 2-3 tolas as jewellery on a daily basis. She has saved the remaining 5-6 tolas in her cupboard and hardly ever uses them. But this whole 8 tola gold is in our possession. This amount of…

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A Negative View Of The Work And Contributions Of Imam Abu Hanifa

I recently came to know from some of my friends that imam Auu Hanifa was a deviant. He referred to the views of the great scholars of the past about the work and person of Imam Abu Hanifah. He told me that Imam Fakhr Al-Din Razi, wrote: "Imam Ahmad b.…

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Islam And Democracy

Is democracy totally incongruent to Islam? On what grounds democracy and Islam can be shown to be equal and on which grounds these are mutually exclusive? I believe that democracy is the system of West whereas khilafat is the system of Islam. Democracy on the contrary, is based on the…

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Duty To Parents And Family

My parents back in Pakistan, after the marriage of my sisters, are on their own now. I live in America with both my wife and a son. Recently, I have decided to move back to Pakistan to better serve my parents. I also wish to raise my family in a…

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Offering Prayer Led By An Imam Who Commits Polytheistic Acts

I would like to know if it is permissible to pray 'Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer led by a person who goes to graves of righteous people to seek blessing from them and also prostrates on graves? Please note that there is no other option for me. My college is situated in…

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Who Are Ahmadis?

Who are Ahmadis? Do they believe that Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani is a nabi or mahdi? How can we rebut their claims about prophethood of Ghulam Ahmad?

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Taboot-e Sakeenah

Some people often hold that Taboot-e-Sakina, mentioned in the Qur’an (Q 2: 248), contained belongings of the Prophets. It was a symbol of blessings of God and Barakah. The Israelites used to get judgments from it during disputes. It is held that this example proves the fact that we can…

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Intercession By The Prophet (sws)

One of my friends holds that the Holy Prophet (sws) is dead. He is no more in this world. We should not pray to Allah with his reference. For example we cannot say: O God, please forgive me because of your beloved Prophet (sws). He says we should plead to…

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Paying Fidyah For The Obligations Of A Deceased Parent

I want to ask whether the children of a deceased person can fast on his behalf or pay fidyah for the fast he failed to observe. The deceased did not fast during Ramadan except for a few years in his lifetime. And when he realized he should he was no…

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Spending Zakah On Relatives

My brother expired a few years back. He was a bank officer. He divorced his wife before he died. He left behind a son and two daughters. They do not get any support from the government in the form of pension etc. They do not have any other source of…

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Predicament Of A Gay Person

I am a gay person who cannot leave this habit. When I was thirteen a man abused me by force. I was again abused by others and I left the country. Now I am in a foreign country. During the month of Ramadan I keep fasting and offer regular prayer.…

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Chehlum

Can you please enlighten me on the question of Chehlum ceremony meant for Isal-i-thawab (transfer of reward to a deceased). The ceremony is commonly held on the fortieth day of one’s death. How far such a thing is allowed in Shari‘ah? I am told that this is an innovation in…

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Raising Hands During The Prayer

According to many reliable reports appearing in the most reliable works of Hadith like Sahih of Bukhari and Sahih of Muslim the Holy Prophet (sws) used to do Raf‘u’l-yadayn (raising hands up to one’s shoulders) when starting the prayer, going to Ruku‘, standing from it, and standing after saying Tashahhud.…

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Offering The Missed Prayer In Congregation

For some reason I missed my Zuhr prayer. When I got my first opportunity and reached the place reserved for prayers in the office premises, people were offering the ‘Asr prayer in congregation. I offered my Zuhr prayer with the congregation and later offered my ‘Asr prayer separately based on…

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Does The Prophet (sws) Respond To Us?

Is it correct that the Prophet (sws) answers those who send blessings on him in the grave. I have been told that the Prophet (sws) himself has said that whenever someone invokes Allah’s blessings for him, Allah returns the soul to his body until he replies to his salutation. Is…

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Difference Between Tawatur And Khabr-e Wahid

One of my friends claims that the distinction between mutawatir and ahad (individual-to-individual, isolated) hadith and historical reports was introduced by a certain "Bish bin Ghiyath". He was one of the experts of kalaam (scholastic theology). He was even considered as kafir. In other words, the source of the mutawaatir

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Eunuchs, Tattooing And Dajjal

Can eunuchs change their gender through any plastic surgery? Is it allowable and if not so why? Is tattooing allowable? Is it this true that dajjal will come before the doomsday or this is just a superstition?

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Order Of Themes In The Qur’an

I want to understand the arrangement of the verses in the first two groups of the Qur’an, chapters 1 to 9. For example why are the verses related to the battle of Uhd placed in the third surah and the verses related to the battle of Badr placed in the…

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Magic And Evil Eye

I am facing many hurdles especially in my career like in my business and some other few matters from last 3 years. Some people say that you are a victim of black magic and evil eye. Whenever I am going to start some easy assignment I don’t know why I…

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Procedure Of Talaq

I have a question regarding the procedure of talaq. I read the first six verses of surah talaq and as per my understanding we should decide with the families of both and even after deciding (talaaq) girl should remain with man for three menstrual cycles. The purpose of three cycles…

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Ushur On Land Resources

In Islam we have Ushur for produce from agriculture and also we have a concept of zakat on wealth. My question is about the status of land in zakat. What is the Islamic viewpoint on zakat on land. My question is about two kinds of land

(1) Land which is…