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  • Finding difficulties in attending Friday prayer in the Mosque

    As Salam alaikum sheikh, I'm facing difficulties. My school (University) mostly consist of non-muslims both in faculty and my fellow students. I read an answer to a similar question to which you stated "Anybody who lives in a place where there is no mosque in which Friday prayer is performed and the closest mosque to him is more than half an hour by.. More

  • Impermissible to Celebrate ‘Shab e Barat’

    Assalam alaikum, someone told me that if in our family someonerecently dies, we shouldn't do the rituals of shab e barat. Is it true or just a myth.Please reply. .. More

  • Ibn Taymiyyah’s View on Congregational Prayers on the Night of mid-Sha‘baan

    I have been researching mid-shaban and when looking at the opinion of Shaykh al islam ibn taymiyyah, at one place I found that he said that gathering in the masjid is makruh but in Majmoo fatawa he states that it is not makruh Majmu’ Al-Fa??w?’, (23/131). So what was his position regarding gathering in the masjid please? I have read many other.. More

  • People of Each Region Have Their Own Laylatul-Qadr

    Assalamu Alaikum, The Prophet Muhammad ? says, “Fast when you see it and stop fasting when you see it. And in another hadith, Prophet Muhammad ? said “Search for Laylatul-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan. The odd nights in gulf region might be even-nights in India or other parts the world as per the moon sighting. ‘’Laylatul-.. More

  • Drowsiness During the Friday Khutbah

    اسلام عل??م During the Jumuah khutbah,I felt little drowsy and sleepy.there were around 10 minutes left for the prayer and I was in the first row and I thought that if I go back to washroomحمام to make wudhu,I would miss the prayer because the masjid was full. then the Muazzin gave akamah and I pray in the first row without making wudhu.then.. More

  • Fasting the Month of Rajab

    ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WA ROHMATULLOHI WABARAKAATUH Sheikh,in our country people quote a Hadith that there ‘There is a palace in Paradise for those who fast the month of Rajab'.Is this hadith authentic? I was told that Fasting in sacred months hadith has been declared as weak.Should we act upon this weak Hadith? JAZAAK'ALLOHU KHOIRON. .. More

  • Events that occurred on 10th of Muharram ('Aashooraa')

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like you to mention the things that happened on the 10th of Muharram. Some people said that Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,married Khadeejah, may Allaah be pleased with her, on this day, andsome say that doomsday will happen on this day. Did the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, migrate from Makkah to.. More

  • Passing away in the month of Muharram

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a Muslim friend who died during Muharram. Can you please tell me whether people who die during Muharram go to Paradise? .. More

  • Sharing tips about good deeds in Laylat Al-Qadr

    People are sharing this message on the Internet about the Night of Decree: Three awesome tips for the last 10 days of Ramadan! 1. Give one dinar, dollar, and so on in charity every day, so if it falls on Laylat Al-Qadr (the Night of Decree), then it is as if you gave charity everyday for 84 years. 2. Pray two units of prayer everyday, so if.. More

  • False claims about the virtues of Muharram

    An old man of around 68 years of age shared a story with me; he said that he used to be sick for months and that there was no cure; he even spent two or three months in the hospital and fell sick three or four times within a year. However, one day, he went to an islamic scholar praching some days of Muharram. He said that the scholar told him that on.. More

  • Fasting of Aashooraa' was ordained shortly after Hijrah

    All hadiths regarding fasting on Aashooraa confirm that it was in the ninth year after Hijrah (emigration) that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,learned about it from the Jews. Why did it take nine years for him to learn about the fasting of the Jews although he married from among them (Sawdah, may Allaah be pleased with her). Moreover, were.. More

  • Cutting hair and nails after 40 days if it coincides with the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah

    The Sunnah indicates that the one who wants to offer a sacrifice must stop cutting his hair and nails and not remove anything from his skin from the beginning of the ten days until after he has offered his sacrifice. Again, Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that, “A time limit has been prescribed for us for clipping the moustache, cutting.. More

  • About the Hijri and solar calendars

    Hijra dates are being observed in different Gregorian Calendar Days in different parts of the World. But the Universal time difference is only 24 Hours for a day. All other Calendars show Day & Date as same all over the World, except for the time difference of24 Hours. Then How come this difference in Hijra Dates alone ?. Some scholars argue that.. More

  • The year the Hijri calendar was introduced

    Which year starting hijara calebdar .. More

  • Moosa fasted ‘Aashoora' out of thanks to Allaah

    Assalaamu Alaikum, Is there any other reason why Musa fasted on the day of Ashoora beside the following hadith: The hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari (1865) from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashoora’. He said,.. More