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Who must fast Ramadan? Are there exceptions?

Question: Who must fast Ramadan? Are there exceptions? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu Fasting the month of Ramadan is obligatory upon: every Muslim, who is mentally sane, and post-pubescent. Reaching Puberty A male...

The Truth About Lying: Is It Sinful Or Not?

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali In an extremely profound narration, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on striving to tell the truth until he is recorded with Allah...

Tips From Pregnant & Nursing Women

Pregnant and nursing women are required to fast Ramadan. A pregnant or nursing woman is only excused from fasting the current month of Ramadan if she fears that fasting will cause harm to her or her baby. Read more about these rulings here. The following is a...

The Sick Person’s Prayer With Pictures

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The basis is that one performs the prayer as it has been prescribed with its integrals (arkan) and obligatory acts (fara’id). However, there may be genuine cases when one is sick, injured, or in pain and praying...

Six Conditions For Menstruation

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The Companion Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Menstruation is three days, four days, five days, six days, seven days, eight days, nine days, or ten days. If the bleeding...

Istihada: What Is It? And Examples

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Abnormal vaginal bleeding (istihada) is invalid blood. Practically speaking, it is any colored vaginal discharge that is not ruled as menstruation (hayd) or lochia (nifas). Contrary to popular thought, istihada is not a...

Five Must-Know Rulings For Praying During Labor

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Every woman’s birthing experience will be unique. Some women may choose to give birth at home, while others believe that delivering in a hospital is best. Some women feel strongly about having natural vaginal births,...

Male Gender selection by IVF

There are few ways to select the gender of baby like IVF.can a couple use these methods to balance family by selecting a specific gender (male baby/female baby) Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Allah Ta’ala is our creator, and He has reserved...