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Piercing the Finger

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Q: Is it permissible to pierce your ring finger instead of wearing a wedding ring? A: Piercing the finger in order to wear a ring is not permissible. Shariah prohibits damaging any part of the body unnecessarily.  The Sunnah teaches that the ring should be worn on the finger. The only piercing allowed is the… read more »

Reciting behind Imam

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Q: What do I read in the Fard of Asr and Zuhr behind the imaam in all four rakaats? A: The Imam recites on your behalf. You will not recite Surah Faatihah and Surah at all. When the Salaah commences, recite Thanaa and thereafter remain silent. Thanaa is read only in the first rakaat. Recite… read more »

Using Tampons

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Q: I would like to know what is the ruling on the use of tampons in Islam. Is it permissable? A: Inserting anything into the vagina unless for medical reasons, is makrooh tahreemi (not permissible). Since a woman is able to use the normal sanitary pads, she should not use tampons. (Ref: Minahaul-Waarideen) … read more »

Leg Bracelets for Boy

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Q: Can a new born baby boy wear two bracelets made of mix of  copper and silver on his legs? A: Wearing of these bracelets is not substantiated in the Sunnah so it must be avoided. Moulana Yusuf Laher Original Source Link

Extent of Floods in Time of Nooh alaihis salaam

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Q: During the time of Prophet Nooh (Noah) alayhis salaam did the floods affect the the entire world or only certain areas? A: There are both opinions. The stronger opinion is that it affected certain areas. (Qisasul Qur’aan V1 P63/64). Allah Ta’aala knows best. Moulana Yusuf Laher Original Source Link

Ihraam for Baby

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Q: Should a one  year old also wear ihraam when his parents are performing umrah? A: The baby does not wear Ihraam. Moulana Yusuf Laher Original Source Link

Poetry of Hafiz

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Q: Is it Haraam to read the book of poetry called Fal-e-Hafiz? It is by a Persian poet called Hafiz. A: Hafiz Shirazi was a pious person and wrote in poetic form. His poetry is good on condition that it can be understood correctly. It will be okay to read his poetry, with the correct… read more »