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  • Giving gifts in Islam

    Gift-giving is one of the good manners that maintains and strengthens relations between the giver and the recipient. It is one of the acts that Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) recommended us-Muslims- to do. Al-Bukhari  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him narrated that ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said: "The Messenger.. More

  • Associating partners with Allah (Shirk) -I

    First: Major Shik One of the most important things Muslims must know and pay attention to is the issue of Shirk (Associating partners with Allah in worship), its seriousness and its different types, so that our Tawheed (belief in the Oneness of Allah) and our Islam may be complete, and our faith may be sound. The word Shirk in Arabic means.. More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification -II

    Question: Is the intention obligatory, meaning that when a person intends to wear socks or shoes, should he have the intention that he will also wipe over them when doing Wudhoo' (ablution)? Likewise, should he have the intention that he is going to wipe over them as a resident or a traveller, or is the intention non obligatory? Answer: The intention.. More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification - I

    Question 1 What is the ruling of wiping over the socks, and what is the evidence for that from the Quran and Sunnah (prophetic tradition)? A. Wiping over the socks is a Sunnah which has come to us from the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and it is better for the one wearing socks to wipe over them, rather than taking them off to wash.. More

  • Optional aspects of ablution

    'Sunnah' (optional) Acts of Ablution: The following acts are not obligatory, yet, once done, are rewarded for since they constitute the way the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam used to perform ablution: Reciting 'Bismillah' (saying: 'Bismillahir-rahmaanir-raheem', which means: 'In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate)... More

  • Qualities to look for in a spouse -II

    Beauty Beauty is another important characteristic to be looked for in a spouse. It has a certain role to play since one of the purposes of marriage is to keep both mates from sin. The best way to achieve this is if there is a strong attraction between the husband and wife.Although this will surely grow over time, initial impressions can in.. More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification -III

    Question: What is your stance on the saying of Ibn 'Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him: “The Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam did not wipe [over his Khuffs (leather socks)] after (the revelation) of Soorah (Quranic chapter) Al- Maa’idah” and that what is related from 'Ali may Allah be pleased with him preceded this revelation?.. More

  • Nullifiers of Tayammum

    Literally, the Arabic word Tayammum means an 'aim or purpose'. In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of preparing oneself for prayer, and so on." This way of purification is resorted to only in limited cases, such as lack of water, difficulty in using it for one reason.. More

  • Qualities to look for in a spouse -I

    Making sure that Muslims are well-matched in marriage is one of the most important and potentially difficult functions in Muslim society.The individual seeking marriage must have his/her priorities straight and be clear about which characteristics are most important in a spouse in order to have a successful marriage.There are many characteristics.. More

  • Actions that require Ghusl -II

    The word Ghusl in Arabic means to wash the entire body with water. Allah Says in the Quran (what means): "And they ask you [O Muhammad] about menstruation. Say: 'It is harm, so keep away from women during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure...'" [Quran 2: 222] Herein, we continue stating other actions that require.. More

  • Q&A on menstruation and post partum bleeding -III

    Ruling concerning a discharge of blood five days before giving birth Question: A woman had bleeding during pregnancy five days before giving birth, during the month of Ramadan. Should that blood be considered menstruation or Istihaadhah [prolonged flow of blood or menorrhagia], and what are the obligations upon her? Response: If the matter.. More

  • Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –II

    Question: A woman had blood beginning to flow (i.e., her menses) while she was in the Mosque of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. She stayed in the mosque for a short while, until her husband had finished his prayer, so that she could leave with him. Did she commit a sin? Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –I Response:.. More