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Culmination Of The Institution Of Prophethood

I believe in finality of prophethood, and I have read the same from Ghamdi Sahib's Meezan, but one of my friends believes that prophethood has not terminated on Muḥammad (sws). He says BAB and BAHULLAH are the prophets who followed Muhammad. He gives following verse of the Qur’an in support…

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Salvation For The Non-Muslims

Can non-Muslims especially the People of the Book enter Paradise? It is believed that it exclusive right of the Muslims to enter God’s Paradise.

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Termination Of Pregnancy

My question is if we get to know during the fifth month of pregnancy that the baby is abnormal and the condition is serious can we terminate the foetus? What does Islam says about abortion? Kindly respond to my question as soon as possible because it is a burning issue…

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Can A Woman Change Her Last Name After Marriage?

Is changing the last name (or surname) by a woman after marriage to her husband's last name (or first/surname) unislamic? My wife wants to change her last name to my first name. I have come across few descriptions online where Qur’anic verses have been quoted and such change is deemed…

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Fasting For The Senile

We seek your guidance for the following situation.

My wife, 67 years old, had a coronary by-pass a few years back and now recently has been diagnosed possibility of clot in her legs. Besides she is weak as well.
I have survived colon cancer recently. Our physicians are non-Muslims so we cannot…
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Language Of The Friday Sermon

Is it permissible to use local languages on mimbar (pulpit) for the Friday Sermon? If so quote relevant references.

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Regarding Shab-e Bara’at

What is real condition of parrying on the fifteenth night of Sha’ban commonly known as shab-e bara’at? Are their authentic ahadith which establish the practice?

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Relationships By Fosterage

I would like to ask about the fosterage relationship. I want to marry my cousin but my mother told me that she had fed once her milk up to two sips while she was weeping bitterly. This she did without the permission of my cousin's mother. I want to know…

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Is Taking Interest Punishable?

I was thinking in terms of any Ta’zeer punishment or Hadd for the one who consumes riba, haram meat, meat of dead-haram animals as there were Hadd punishments for various acts in the Qur’an. Since there are very serious warnings for consuming riba (consuming), but without any worldly punishment.


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Scientific Interpretation Of The Holy Qur’an

Is this right to do scientific interpretation (Tafseer-i ilmi) of the Holy Qur’an and derive scientific laws from its verses?

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Legality Of Khul’ah Without The Consent Of The Husband

Please send me the authentic procedure of khul‘ah as prescribed in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith. A scholar who has studied from Madinah issued a girl khul‘ah letter one-sidedly. This scholar resides in USA and comes from Ghana. He did not contact the husband or his family. The girl told…

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On Appointment Of The First Caliph

Several ahadith approve Ali's (rta) khilafat. Abu Bakar's (rta) khilafat was either an accident or deliberation. And in the light of the above; was he a true khalifah al-Rasool? Was Muawiya's decision to appoint Yazid as his successor, legitimate especially in the presence of Hussayn?

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Did Adam (sws) Ask For Muhammad’s (sws) Intercession?

Please clarify the following: Did Adam (sws) ask his forgiveness from Allah by using Prophet Mohammed (sws) as an intermediary (wasilah)?

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Making A Trust From One’s Legacy

I wish to establish a special trust for the benefit of my children. I intend to make a will with the conditions that all the property left over by me after my death shall not be sold or inherited but the rental income from the properties be distributed between my…

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Questions About Zakah

I have some questions regarding payment of Zakah. Please clarify them for me.


1. Last year I saved $ 40,000 and paid my Zakah according to the law of the land. I have not used this amount still and have saved another $10,000. Do I need to pay Zakah…
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How To Distribute Inheritance?

A couple has a daughter and also brothers and sisters. I wanted to know how the property would be distributed among the potential heirs in case any or both of them die. What is the share of the step-brothers and step-sisters, if any?

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Ignoring Responsibilities Towards Children

What is the consequence of ignoring my responsibilities as a mother and abandoning looking after my children?

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The Threat Of Divorce For Good Deeds

In a family, if the wife is regular in prayer but the husband is not and in spite of great efforts on her part the husband does not respond, what measures can the wife take against her husband? Should she ask for divorce? What if a woman does not discharge…

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Regarding Husband’s Acquiesce To The Parents

I am aware of the great importance our religion places on being mindful of our duties towards the parents and that one is discouraged from even saying even ‘uff’ (expression of being disappointed in some burdensome task or painful experience) to them. But could you please let me know as…

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How Can Muslim Women Practice Islam In The Best Way?

In this day and time how can a Muslim woman practice Islam as she could do during the days of the Prophet (sws)?

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Regarding Iddah

Could you please give some direction as to the Islamic ritual for a woman whose husband has just died, for example, the mourning period and the dress code etc.

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Did Adam’s Children Intermarry?

Please can you tell me how world population grew when Adam and Eve were a single couple and their children brothers and sisters. What does the Qur’an and religious literature have to say on this issue? Did the children marry one another then? Is this not weird?

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Does Giving Away The Earned Riba Render It Allowable?

It is said that interest earned on savings in bank account if given to deserving people is allowed in Islam and it does not fall within the ambit of riba. Pease comment on this view.

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Temporary Marriage

I want to know the concept of temporary marriage (Mut’ah) in Islam? Was it declared haram by the Holy Prophet (sws) or Hazrat ‘Umar (rta)? If it was banned by Holy Prophet (sws), then please provide reference.

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Start Of The Menstrual Period

I was at a mosque for intermediate Arabic class and a feminine question came up between us. One of the sisters is from Kazakhstan, a born Muslim; however, due to the Communist rule by once the Communist Russia, she has no knowledge of the Islamic customs, not even of Salah.…

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Basis Of Halal And Haram

Has Islam fully differentiated between halal and haram. What is the nature of the concept of halal in Islam. How can I explain this concept to a non-Muslim?

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Reciting Surah Fatihah While Praying In Congregation

1. When praying behind the Imām, especially during Fajr, Magharib and Isha do we have to recite Surah al-Fatiha in the first two rakahs? If yes, then do we have to recite quietly along with the Imam or we wait for the Imam to finish reciting Surah al-Fatihah and then…

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Authenticity Of The Hadith Works

Are all the Hadith works other than the Siha-i Sitta (the so-called six canonical collections) inauthentic regardless of the chain of narrators?

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Organ Donation

I have learnt that we cannot donate organ. This view is based on an express Prophetic statement. According to a narrative in the Sahih of Bukhari the Prophet (sws) said that cutting a part of a dead body amounts to cutting a part of living human.

Besides we know that the…
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Sex During Menstrual Cycle

I have learnt that a husband and wife cannot have intercourse while the woman is having her periods. I also have a psychological problem. I usually see blood on a piece of cloth or on an object. I have to throw it away. I always wash my hands rapidly. I…

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Zakah On Property

I want to know if zakah is applicable on real estate i.e. open plots given the current scenario most of the properties are unsalable. One option is to pay zakah at the time a property is sold.

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Abortion

My question concerns the Islamic stance on abortion. I am aware that the Islamic Shari‘ah does not allow it. I would like to know whether there are any exceptions in this regard. Does rape, incest or threat posed to a mother’s life provide suitable justification for abortion?

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Sexual Intimacy Prior To Rukhsati

Please allow me to say that your website has been very helpful to me as there are a lot of things regarding Islam that I don’t know. I am facing a serious problem and am sure you can shed some light on the matter according to Islamic principles. I have…

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Istikhara

I have a question about istikhara. I have been told that in istikhara we get the answer in a dream. Is that correct? If it were correct then nobody in the world would take loss in their business or personal maters. Please guide me. I want to start business of…

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Halalah

I wanted to learn the status of halalah in Islam. Is it allowable?

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Nafs-e Lawwamah (The Reproaching Self)

What is the significance of latif (spiritual parts of human self)? Do they find a mention in the Qur’an?

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Responsiblity To Learn And Spread The Religion

I want to ask you a question. I did four years of Dars-e-Nizami, did Hifz of the Holy Qur’an, have been learning and giving lectures of holy Book, have given lectures of whole Qur’an, and have been reading and speaking on so many topics of Islam since my childhood.

I want…
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Why Doesn’t God Help The Innocent Victims?

I have a question that you see many innocent people dying in the world either by natural disasters or by attacks from police or some criminals. The question is that why do innocent people die from such attacks? Why does not Allah protect the innocent people who have nothing to…

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Procedure Of Divorce

I want to know the procedure for divorce for a husband and his wife who are living in different countries have not spent a day together after their nikah? What does our religion say in this regard? They were there together at the time of their nikah but the husband…

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Friday Congregations In A Local Mosque

We have an office where around 1000 people work. We have a system of offering the Zuhr and Asr prayers by laying down prayer mats (saff) in the hall and lobby, these saffs are later folded and normal people traffic goes on in this hall and lobby. We also hold…

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Punishment In The Graves

What is the Islamic stance on punishment in graves? Does not this belief negate the idea of God being just?

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Celebrating Birthdays

I have been told that celebrating birthdays is tantamount to innovation in the religion of God. The following saying of the Holy Prophet (sws) is quoted to prove this claim.

Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that does not belong to it shall have that action rejected. (Bukhari,…
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Marrying A Hindu Girl

I wanted to know do Islamic teachings allow a Muslim to marry a Hindu girl? If so then what is the reason of this permission and if does not then why?

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Taking Bath After Sexual Intimacy

Does a simply washing the body purify an individual who has to obtain purification after having sex or one has to follow a set of rules govering the ritual bath?

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Boycott Of Banu Hashim

One of my friend forwarded some questions to me. Since I couldn’t find any satisfactory answers to his questions I decided to forward his questions to you.

One of his questions is as follows:
History testifies that when Hadrat Muhammad (sws) declared his Prophethood, the Quraysh subjected the Banu Hashim to a…
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Punishment Of Apostasy

I live in UK and am trying to dispel some of the misconceptions that I have regarding some sensiytive issues. I was very concerned about the issue on punishment for apostasy. In this regards I came across Mr Shahezad Saleem’s views on the following youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Y6WpnFKJM>.

I desparately require…
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Taqleed

Is it necessery to fallow one imam or one muslak? Are we rewarded just for reciting the Holy Qur’an?

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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.