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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...

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...

I am single. Is getting married obligatory?

Question: I am single. Is getting married obligatory? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu The Prophet ﷺ said: “Marriage is from my sunna, and whoever turns away from my sunna is not from me.” [ibn Majah] The Prophet ﷺ...

Eid Prayer & Recommended Acts

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The Companion Anas (Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ migrated to the city of Medina and saw the people celebrating two days of festivities. He ﷺ said, ‘What are these two days?’ The people of...

Can I make du’a against someone who hurt me?

Question: Can I make du’a against someone who hurt me? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu In general, believers are discouraged from making du’a against each other. Another person’s bad treatment towards one is a test...

Acts Of Good To Do In Ramadan

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The Prophet ﷺ said, “When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened, the doors to the Hellfire are closed, and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari] From these words, we are taught how special Ramadan is to Allah...

Ihram Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali It is a condition to enter into a state of iḥrām (pilgrim sanctity) in order for the other main umrah rites to count. In other words, it is obligatory to enter into a state of iḥrām and the umrah will be invalid without...

Property in name of mother

Assalaamualikum My name is (removed, in order to post publicly) and currently I am living in Germany -we are 1 brother and 3 sisters , there is been dispute going in my family in Hyderabad regarding the property left behind by my father . He has build and purchased it...