Character & Moral

[Q-ID0398] My baby plays on the prayer mat when I pray, what should I do?

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QUESTION: When I pray, my daughter who is approximately 14 months, walks on the prayer mat and tries to play with me whilst I’m in prayer, is it better that I close the door so she doesn’t come in? What if she is wearing a nappy? Questioner: Rizwan from UK ANSWER: All praises belong to…

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[Q-ID0397] Can I send Islamic messages to a non-Mahram woman?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can I send Islamic messages to a non-mahram woman? I fear that if I do not send her such messages, she will remain ignorant. Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون…

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[Q-ID0379] Can a husband and wife hold each other’s hands in public?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; can a husband and wife hold each other’s hands in public?  Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب A husband and wife should avoid holding hands in public…

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[Q-ID0361] What dua can I recite to soften my heart? I can’t shed a tear.

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QUESTION: Do you know a dua which I can recite to soften my heart? I can’t bring myself to shed a tear or feel anything in Salah. Questioner: a sister from the UK ANSWER: All praises belong to Allāh, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated, Who created the heart and verily in the remembrance of Allāh…

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[Q-ID0357] Is Islam a homophobic religion?

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QUESTION: Can the Scholars of the mighty religion Islam please advise on the following issue: I have colleagues at work who are homosexual and they ask me about the Islamic viewpoint on homosexuality. I tell them that homosexuality is a sin in Islam. I have heard other people argue to them that homosexuality should be…

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[Q-ID0351] I am a newly-wed, my in-laws don’t want me to keep friends or visit my Parents. Please help.

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QUESTION: I am newly married and trying to understand my role as a wife, daughter and daughter in law. I have a few questions. Basically, my husband’s parents are in that mentality that a daughter in law should not too openly visit her parents, should not see OR KEEP friends. And that should always stay…

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[Q-ID0337] What does Islam say about forced marriages? Are such nikahs valid?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if our parents force us to marry someone whom we do not wish to marry, can they conduct our nikah forcefully? Is it permissible for us to marry someone by our choice even if our decision…

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[Q-ID0335] What are the manners of hospitality when having guests?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: what should we do if guests visit our home? What are the manners of hospitality? Questioner: Qasim, UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب The host must take care of…

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[Q-ID0323] Does Shariah Law require 4 witnesses to prove Rape? What is the punishment for a Rapist?

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QUESTION: Is it true that according to Shariah Law there must be 4 witnesses of a rape before the culprit can be found guilty? Isn’t this almost impossible and unfair on the woman? Please could you shed some light/reasoning on this matter. Also what is the punishment for a rapist in an Islamic court of…

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[Q-ID0311] If I commit a sin during work, does my income become Haram?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars of the mighty shari’ah say regarding this case; a person earns lawfully but commits sins during work. For example, staring at non-mahram women, backbiting, etc. Will his earning be considered unlawful? Questioner: Abu Madani from Birmingham, England ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب If a…

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[Q-ID0308] When should Tahneek be performed on a newborn child and can it be performed by the Parents?

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QUESTION: What do scholars of Islām say regarding the ruling of sharī’ah concerning the way in which adhān should be given in a baby’s ear and the tahnīk [practice of chewing a date and rubbing it softly on the roof of the mouth of a new-born child] given to the child, should it be performed…

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[Q-ID0299] Is it Sunnah to shake hands using one hand or both hands?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars of Islam have to say about shaking hands using only one hand? Is it Sunnah to use both hands or not? ANSWER: The handshake with both the hands is from the Sunnah and this method is being followed since the Prophetic Age till today and has come down to us…

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[Q-ID0281] Does being a homosexual take you out the folds of Islam?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shar’ah say regarding this matter: does being gay remove one from the fold of Islām? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب According to the laws of Islām, for one to practise homosexuality is harām, and to consider it…

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[Q-ID0273] How much importance is given to a childs name? Does it really matter what we name them?

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QUESTION: Salaam, could you please suggest some Islamic names for baby boys and girls? Nowadays many people name their children with names that have no meaning or because they sound ‘cool’. How important is a name? Whilst choosing a name, what should our thought process be and what are the things we should consider? ANSWER:…

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[Q-ID0272] Am I wrong for cutting ties with my Mother on the behest of my Husband?

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QUESTION: I have been married 3 years. My mother and husband do not get along as a result of my mothers interference in our lives. I have followed my husbands wishes and stopped contact with my mother as a result. Am I doing the correct thing? As she is still my mother, I do not…

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