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Sexual Intercourse with Wife whilst she is Pregnant

I have a question regarding what I read in a book. In the section, The reason a man may marry more than one wife, it is mentioned in p.219 "The reason sexual intercourse must not be had with a pregnant wife is besides the likelihood of miscarriage, the sensual...

Burying two Bodies in one Grave

Please could you clarify the position of a person in India who requested he be buried in the same grave as his spouse who died 9 years previously? This was mutually agreed by the husband and wife and the request was carried out according to the wishes of the couple,...

Seeing Allah in Dreams, Waking and the Afterlife

Is it possible to see Allah in a dream? It is reported from Imam Abu Hanafi and others that they saw Allah in a dream, is that true? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The position of the mainstream Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah (Asha’ira...

Why Can’t I Eat Elephant?

In the answer concerning the Fiqh of Halal and Haram animals, you stated that elephant meat is also Haram. What’s the reason behind this? An elephant is not considered a beast of prey. ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, One of the...

What does Islam say about Birth Control?

What is the Islamic verdict on contraception and birth control in general? Is it only permissible at times of need? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, First of all, it should be known that, one of the main aims of marriage in Islam is...