Abu Huraira

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Custom of the Bride Paying Dowry (mahr)

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What is the Islamic rule on dowry which the parent of bride gives to groom by money, gold or any other property? This has become as a huge and unavoidable custom in our part (kerala, India). The parents who live in extreme poverty also are compelled to give minimum Rs 50,000 and 400grms gold. Such… read more »

Music and Singing – A Detailed Article

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What does Islam say about Music and Singing? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The worst-case scenario in the event of being inflicted with a disease is when the one involved refuses to believe that he has been inflicted with that disease. The way this phenomenon is accepted and recognised in… read more »

Revealing one’s Status when Proposing

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Is it obligatory for a man or woman to reveal their marital status (i.e. single, divorce, widow) to their perspective partners? Or one should only reveal if the other person asks for it? What is Shariah perspective on it? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Lying and deception are two of… read more »

The Fiqh of the Wedding Feast (walima)

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Can you please explain the various aspects related to Walima (marriage feast) in detail? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The Arabic word Walima (marriage banquet) is derived from the root word Walam, which literally means to gather and assemble. The Arabs used it for a meal or feast where people… read more »

Is is Important to Marry within the Family

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My respected elders have accused me of having a false understanding of marriage in Islam and say that my teaching is incorrect. Their belief is that Rasool Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) encouraged marriage in the family before looking else where. Is there any basis for this? ANSWER In the name… read more »