Adab Archives - IslamQA

Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Keeping Islamic books with respect

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Q: When we keep Islamic books, etc. in book shelves, dust accumulates on them with the passage of time. Will we be sinning if we don’t clean the bookshelves and the books of dust? A: It is not a sin, but adab requires that you keep them with respect and clean them periodically. And Allah Ta’ala… read more »

Living in Madinah Munawwarah

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Q: Is it makrooh to live in Madinah as I heard that it is makrooh to live in Makkah as the sins committed there is more punishing? Can anyone live in Madinah permanently from any other country?   A: It is makrooh for that person who is not careful and does not know the adab of living… read more »

Social media

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Q: I need naseehah if I should deactivate my Facebook account or not. This account has been helpful for my deen as through it I give many islamic posts. And I follow people who posts islamic posts , joined different islamic groups. Even I have joined groups where muftis give dars about islam, iman, aqaid, history… read more »

Facing the feet towards the qiblah

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Q: Is keeping the feet towards the qibla sinful? In hajj many people keep their feet towards the qibla and sit there or recite Quran like this. If someone has to read salah lying on the bed, doesn’t he have to keep his feet towards qibla? At the place of weekly talim I always have to… read more »

Covering the head when eating

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Q: What is the ruling of covering one’s head whilst eating? A: It is not counted among the sunnats of eating, though it is an adab to wear a topee all the time. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Women sleeping with their hair open

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Q: I’d like to enquire about females sleeping with their hair open. Is it permissible, if not why? A: It is not in keeping with adab. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source