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Q. Some people say that they can’t get married in month of Muharram and Safar. Can you please clarify if its right?

Q. Some people say that they can’t get married in month of Muharram and Safar. Can you please clarify if its right? (Question published as received)   A. A person may get married at any time of the year. There is no prohibition of getting married in the month of Muharram and Safar. It has no basis in Shariah.   Allah Knows ...

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Attending a Janāzah

The journey to the Hereafter is one which almost every person fears, yet we fail to show any concern for our dear and near ones from the time of their demise to after burial. Our condition at such a critical time is worthy of much lament and shame. Rather than our benefitting the deceased in anyway, we return from the ...

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Q. Is is permissable to wear jewellery with the name of allah ( Saw) or he prophet ( saw)? What happens if one has to enter a place of ablution whilst wearing this jewellery.

Q. Is is permissable  to wear jewellery with the name of allah ( Saw) or he prophet ( saw)? What happens if one has to enter a place of ablution whilst wearing this jewellery.       A. It is permissible to wear such jewellery. The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to remove his ring before entering the toilet ...

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Q. Is it permissible to slaughter sheep that are under one year of age? I notice many farmers are selling sheep for Qurbani that are lambs around 6 months old but they look so small.

(Query published as received)  A. If a sheep is more than six months old but less than a year, and physically appears to be one year old it will suffice for Qurbani. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 297 & al-Mabsoot, by Sarakhsi, Vol: 12/4, Pg: 9 – 10/141, Darul Ma’rifah)   The condition is that the sheep must be at ...

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Early Morning Special

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) prayed: “O Allah, bless my Ummah (in their work) in the early part of the morning.” [Tirmidhi] The time after the commencement of Fajr is a time of immense blessings (Barakah). To receive this Barakah we must be awake. Sleeping after Fajr is a discouraged practice, unless one is ill, weak ...

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Diwali Celebrations

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam once stated on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, “Verily, every nation has a day of religious celebration and today is our day of celebration.” Bukhari As Muslims we do not participate in the religious celebrations of other faiths. Living in a multi-faith society does not mean that we sacrifice our values to appease others. We ...

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Who’s Better? Animals or Humans !!

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Indeed Allah created Adam in His image.” [Sahih Muslim] What this Hadith means is that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) gave Adam (alaihis salam) attributes that in a way resemble His own attributes, such as the attributes of life, power, knowledge, will over his actions, hearing, seeing and speech. Allah (subhana ...

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The Princess and the Laundress’s Son

When prayer time would commence, the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) would ask Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) to call the Adhan with the words, “Give us comfort by it, O Bilal.” [Ahmad] Nizamuddin Auliya would often say, “The laundress’s son was more fortunate than us. I couldn’t even do that much.” Then he would faint. One day ...

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The Deterioration of Muslim Character

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When your women will become disobedient, your young men will commit great sins, and you will give up Jihad; What will then be your condition?” The Companions (radi Allahu anhum) asked, “Ya Rasulullah, will such happen?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Yes, by One in whose Hand is ...

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The Greatest Surah

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Should I teach you the greatest Surah in the Quran … (it) is ‘Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil Alameen’ which is the seven repeatedly recited Ayaat and the Grand Quran which has been given to me.” [Sahih Bukhari] Surah Fatiha has been called the greatest Surah of the Quran. Perhaps this is ...

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