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Qibla.com, formerly known as Sunnipath, provides an archive of Islamic Q&A on many topics from many Scholars.

Indiscernible Filth

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Answered by Not Assigned If najasa (such as sperm) is present on the clothing, is not washed and dries, and if it leaves no traces (e.g. smell, colour etc) is it still obligatory to wash it? and does one still have to make ghusl? Answer: Sperm — or more accurately, semen (Ar. maniyy) — is… read more »

Why Does Allah Test Us?  

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher We are taught that Allah brought us into existence, placed us on this earth, gave most of us the ability to choose how to spend our lives. We are told that Allah created us to test us, and we will be rewarded or punished as a result…. read more »

Women leading one another in congregational prayer

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Translated by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher What is the proof of the permissibility of women leading one another in prayer?   Answer: Women leading other women in prayer is an established sunna. Both Lady `Ai’shah and Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with them) used to lead women… read more »

Reading literature with incidental mention of sin

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed What is the ruling of reading literature containing incidental mention of sinful matters? What if there is a language benefit in doing so? Weren’t there similar things in pre-Islamic (jahili) poetry and other literature which the scholars paid attention to? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, In the Name of Allah,… read more »

Pregnancy and Adultery

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher   Is pregnancy considered sufficient evidence for the enactment of the hadd punishment for adultery? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate No. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) commanded us in a famous hadith to ward off the hadd punishments… read more »

Looking in bowing (ruku) and prostration (sujud)

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Answered by Ustadha Umm Abdullah In the Shafi’i madhhab, where must one look during ruku’ and sajda? Answer: In the name of Allah Most Merciful Most Compassionate It is recommended throughout the prayer one to maintain one’s eyesight on the place of one’s sujood, except during tashahhud, when it is recommended to looks at one’s… read more »

Can my child join the congregation?      

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Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, SunniPath Academy Teacher While praying in jama’ah at the masjid, can I have my 3 year old stand next to me in line with others? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, From what I have studied in the Reliance, it would not be impermissible. But you… read more »

Imam Doesn’t Say Salam Correctly

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed What should I do if the imam finishes his prayer by saying “salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah” without either the definite article [h: “al-salamu ‘alaykum …”] or the nunation [h: “salamun ‘alaykum …”]? [h: The reason for this question is that in the Shafi‘i school, the final salams must be said… read more »

Whey in foods

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher Whey is a by-product of the cheese-making process. A coagulating agent is added to milk to produce cheese. The liquid that separates contains whey. Further processing of this liquid isolates the whey in a pure form. Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Yes,… read more »

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