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Addiction of forbidden acts

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Al salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I am a converted muslim, i converted when i was 9/10 years old. Currently i am 16. I have committed a certain sin; masturbation since i was very little and i continued to do it after i converted. I had no idea it was haram. Later on i… read more »

A brief response to Dr. Jonathan AC Brown with regards to the issue of women leading men or mixed gender in congregational prayer

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Salams, Could you kindly read the section on women leading congregational prayer in Jonathan AC Brown’s book ‘Misquoting Muhammad’? He claims that the consensus of impermissibility is invalid. Answer Alḥamdulillah, there are many sincere Muslims who love Islām and wish to defend Islām. However, in doing so, it is important… read more »

Is a person who died through cancer a Shaheed?

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1. My Aunt passed away 2 days ago from liver cancer, is my Aunt regarded as a shaheed? One scholar as stated she is (see link, no 4). Just wondering does it differ with the type of cancer? 2. I remember 10 years ago, I read on your website that people who passed away… read more »

Jawaaz for programmes on the 27th night of Rajab

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Assalaamu Alaikum My question is regards with your answer below giving jawaaz for programmes on the 27th night of Rajab. The hawala used was Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah. That specific hawala proves adme jawaaz.  Refer also to question in Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah Pg 433/Volume 5 (Maktabah mahmoodiyyah edition) which shows adme jawaaz By giving a jawaab of jawaaz… read more »

A Hadith stating five acts of worship

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What is status of following narration? خمس من العبادة قلة الطعم والقعود في المساجد والنظر إلى الكعبة والنظر في المصحف من غير أن يقرأه والنظر في وجه العالم   Answer This narration is recorded in Musnadul Firdaws. (Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 2969, ‘ilmiyyah edition)   However, the chain consists of an extremely weak narrator. (Refer: Al… read more »

The effect of haram lasts for forty days

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Is it true that if a person eats or drinks anything haram, intentionally or unknowingly, then his du’as and ibadaat will not be accepted for forty (40) days? Does the same ruling apply to intoxicants? Jazakallah   Answer I have come across the following: Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, ‘Whoever consumes intoxicants, his… read more »