Commodes And Urinals

Can we remain ritually pure after using the western style commodes? Can we use them and still say our prayers and do ablutions etc? This I ask because in using them our body comes in direct contact with these commodes. My second question is also related one and that is pertaining to use of urinals. They are again very convenient to use and at times at many places like hotels and airports, we often find only them. Obviously one is standing while urinating but astonishingly I have noticed that one remains quite clear of any urinary drop whatsoever while using them. So can we use them and still say our prayers...because traditionally as far as I know, standing while urinating is quite prohibited.

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Wudu After Eating Camel Meat

Why is it that you have to make wuduh after eating camel meat?

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Method Of Bathing After Sexual Intimacy

I need to know the method of bathing after having sex, including the dua's to be recited

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Purifying Utensils

I have a question regarding purifying things, making them 'paak (ritually purified)'. I have shifted to a flat in UK. I have got few things left by the previous occupier. My auntie told me if I take garden soil and make the kitchen sink and dishes/plates, glassed, etc. clean with it, then I can use them. She said I would have to make the soil wet, cover the sink and dishes with it, let it dry and wash it with clean water. She asked me to repeat it 3 times, at least. When I shifted to the property, I couldn't do all that before shifting. It was not possible for some reason. I cleaned the sink and a tea

cup with dish washer and recited 'Kalma' while cleaning and washing it with water. My question is do things get 'paak' by doing what I did? I haven't been able to buy new things for my use yet. Please let me know if my course of action was right. If not, what is the proper way to make things 'paak'?

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Chatting With The Unrelated Men And Women

Now a day people use the Facebook and they chat with girls and boys. Is it Islamically right to chat with the members of opposite sex? Sometimes chatters make a good friend and share their knowledge of Islam. Would such interaction with the unrelated male and female individuals allowable?

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Applying Hina

It is generally said that a women should not apply hina or hair colour during her menstrual cycle. The reason is that she is impure at that time and as such cannot get pure on getting bath once her cycle is over. These colors go with time and cannot be removed through taking bath. In other way you can say that if she has applied it before her menstrual period then it is ok as she was pure at that time. The same issue will apply when bath is due on her after copulation and she applies hina etc. before the bath at that stage. Kindly advise.

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Purification For Prayer

I have got IUD (intra-uterine device) which causes intermittent bleeding for anywhere between 3- 6 months to settle in. As this is not the monthly bleeding, a couple of people said that if you bleed for any other reason, in Islam, it is then considered an illness. You can start to pray and recire Qur'an. Is this view in line with the Qur'an and the Prophetic teachings?

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Purification Of Nafs (Self)

How can one purify oneself according to Islam?

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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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طہارت قائم نہ رہنے کی صورت میں نماز

بواسیر کی بیماری کی وجہ سے کپڑے خراب ہوتے رہتے ہیں۔ چنانچہ نماز پڑھنے کے بارے میں بتائیے کہ وہ کیسے پڑھی جائے؟