[Q-ID0359] What are the sunnah times of sleeping? Is it okay to sleep lying on the stomach?


QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and the muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following: how many times did the Messenger of Allah ﷺ rest during the day and during the night? What was the time he chose for resting? Is it permissible if someone sleeps lying on his right but…

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[Q-ID0316] Should we avoid putting lights up for Mawlid because they resemble Christmas lights?

mawlid lights

QUESTION: What do the Scholars of the mighty shari’ah say regarding this case; should putting on lights during Rabi’ al-Awwal in happiness at the birthday of the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) be avoided, so that there is no resemblance with Christmas of the non-Muslims, as in these years the month of Rabi’ al-Awwal is…

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

shaking hands

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-ID0298] Did the Prophet ﷺ wear his blessed slippers upon the Arsh (on the night of Mi’raj)?

blessed sandal

QUESTION: On the night of Mi’raj, was the Holy Prophet ﷺ wearing his blessed slippers or was he bare footed? Zaid says that he ﷺ was not wearing his blessed slippers because this would have been disrespectful. ANSWER: Whether or not the Holy Prophet ﷺ was wearing his blessed slippers on the night of Mi’raj is an issue…

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[Q-ID0283] How is the wife of Sayyidunā Zakariyyah (عليه السلام) related to Sayyidah Maryam (رضي الله عنها)?


QUESTION: I heard that Sayidina Zakariyah (عليه السلام) was either the uncle of Sayidina Mariam (رضي الله عنها) by marriage or he was married to the sister of Mariam (رضي الله عنها). My question is if Hanah was making dua for a child then where did the older sister come from? Was that a half sister? Are…

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[Q-ID0250] Is it permissible for men to wear rings? What is the Sunnah?


QUESTION: What is the Sunnah way of wearing a ring, like which hand and finger should it be on? Also how heavy should the ring be? Also can we wear more than one ring at a time?  ANSWER: There are narrations from the Sunnah supporting the permissibility of wearing the ring on any hand: “The Prophet…

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[Q-ID0248] Is it allowed to write the Prophet’s ﷺ name or draw the green dome on the blessed sandal?


QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: is writing the name of the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him)’ on the image of the blessed sandal [na’l] permissible and is drawing the green dome on it disrespectful? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن…

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[Q-ID0223] Who & how was the Ghusl/Janazah performed on the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

QUESTION: I would like to ask a question about the following points in relation to the apparent passing away from this world of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. 1) Was Ghusl given to the body of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ after his apparent passing away from this world and what was the reason/wisdom for giving Ghusl to the…

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[Q-ID0159] How can I see the Prophet ﷺ in my dream & love him more?

QUESTION: How can I see Prophet (peace be upon him) in my dream and have more love for him? ANSWER: What a beautiful question! May you be blessed with this great gift, Āmīn! Seeing the Prophet of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) is a great blessing upon the believers. How fortunate are those…

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[Q-ID0024] How to address the forefathers of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

QUESTION: How should we speak when talking about the forefathers of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah ﷺ? Should we say for example ‘Hazrat Abdu Manaaf’ only or is it allowed to say ‘Sayyiduna Abdu Manaaf radi ‘Allahu anh? ANSWER: In his treatise ‘Shumul al-Islam’ written in affirmation of the purity of the noble Prophetic lineage, Shaykhul Islam wal…

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[Q-ID0023] Verses of the Qur’an to prove the fatanah (intelligence) of the Prophets

QUESTION: The following 4 attributes of Prophets are mentioned specifically by the Imams of Aqidah: sidq, amaanah, tabliegh and fitaana. Why these 4 per se? So what is the speciallity regarding these attributes that they are mentioned specifically? Are there Quranic verses that prove ‘fitaana’? ANSWER: In the works of Aqaid the Imams of Ahl…

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[Q-ID0019] What was the faith of Sayida Halimah whilst nursing our Prophet ﷺ?

QUESTION: We know that Sayida Halimah Sa’diya (may Allah be pleased with her) died as a Muslimah and was buried in Jannat ul Baqi but whilst nursing our Prophet (peace be upon him), what was her faith then? ANSWER: Imam Ahl al-Sunnah Ahmad Rida Khan (رحمة الله عليه) says regarding Sayidah Halimah bint Abdullah bin Harith…

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