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[Q-ID0415] Can I shake the hand of a woman during a job interview?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; whenever a person goes for a job interview in England, he has to shake hands with a female. Is this permissible?  Questioner: Wasim from Birmingham,  UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب It…

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[Q-ID0414] If I missed Fajr prayer due to sleep, do I make it up as soon as I wake up?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; we have been told that if someone regularly misses the Fajr prayer, he/she can pray it soon after waking up, regardless of the time. Is this correct? Is it a sin if the Fajr salah was missed due to…

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[Q-ID0413] Can we wish people ‘Happy Holiday’ instead of ‘Happy Christmas’?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; is it permissible to wish happy holidays— instead of happy Christmas— to Christians? Sometimes, wishing them becomes a compulsion.   Questioner: Faizan  from  UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب “Happy holidays” is an…

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[Q-ID0412] Can I buy dolls, plastic babies & cartoons for my children? Can I pray around them?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Is the purchase of dolls, miniature plastic babies and cartoons, all of which resemble living objects, permissible? Is offering salah (the ritual prayer) in a room where such toys are present permissible? Kindly provide the detailed…

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[Q-ID0411] Can women reveal their private parts to a female doctor?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; when a pregnant woman visits a female doctor for baby scanning, it is difficult to hide her private parts with her clothes. In this case, is it permissible to reveal the private parts to the female doctor? Similarly, it…

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[Q-ID0410] What is the method of raising the finger during Tashahud (attahiyat…)?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars say regarding the following: What is the method of raising the finger during Tashahud?  Questioner: Ansar from UK ANSWER: All praises belong to Allāh, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated, the One Who enjoined upon the believers prayer at fixed times, Peace and blessings of Allāh be upon the final…

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[Q-ID0409] Can a woman kiss her son-in-law on the forehead or cheek?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; what is the legal ruling regarding a woman kissing her son-in-law on the forehead or cheek? What is the ruling regarding her touching his hair, like it is commonplace in our community? Questioner: A brother from the UK ANSWER:…

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Ofsted question Muslim Girls about the Hijaab

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QUESTION: The head of Ofsted in the UK has said that inspectors will question young Muslim girls in Primary school on why they wear the Hijab. What are the thoughts of the Muslim community on this proposal?  ANSWER: All praises belong to Allāh, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated, the One Who loves modesty…

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[Q-ID0408] What is the Islamic ruling on plastic surgery of face, nose & breasts?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; what is the ruling regarding: plastic surgery of the nose, surgery of other bodily organs, and breast implantation? Questioner: Farat from the UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب Surgery to fix…

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[Q-ID0407] The local School is teaching my kids Homosexuality is normal, what should I do?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars say regarding the following: Schools these days are teaching children that being a homosexual is perfectly normal, how as a Muslim parent should I bring my children up in such environments? Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: By arranging private tuition for your children and having them removed from such…

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[Q-ID0406] What is fard ‘ayn? What things are included in it?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: what is fard ‘ayn? What things are included in it? Questioner: Bilal from Leicester, UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب Fard ‘ayn is a shar’i (Islamic legal) terminology.…

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[Q-ID0405] Do the souls of the deceased visit homes every Thursday?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Some people perform a Khatm Sharif (recitation of the Noble Qur’an) on every Thursday and gift its reward to their deceased ones. These people believe that souls of the deceased ones visit their houses on Thursday.…

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[Q-ID0404] Traveller scenario [2]: I live in Manchester but study in London where do I shorten my prayers?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars say regarding the following: Zaid’s home is in Manchester but he studies in London so stays in London for most of the year. At times, Zaid only goes to London for 2 weeks (less than 15 days) at a time. In such an example, when will and won’t Zaid be…

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[Q-ID0403] A thief gives stolen money to someone else who spends it, who must give the money back to the owner?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if someone stole some money then passed this stolen money to second person to spend. Is the (liability upon the) thief or the second person who was given it to spend, to refund the initial owner?…

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[Q-ID0402] Can nikah be performed over Skype or phone?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can nikah (marriage) be performed over phone or Skype when the bride and groom are in different countries, e.g. UK and Pakistan? If yes, how can it be done Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: بسم…

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