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Step-by-Step Prayer Guide For Muslim Women

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Allah Most High says: “Successful indeed are the believers: those who humble themselves in prayer.” [Surat al-Mu’minun, v. 1-2] The word humble (khushu’) means to bring about a state of perfect concentration, such that...

Haj rituals

Asalaamalaikum My doubt is while doing tawaf e ziayrah and stoning of devil, my mind was full of thoughts regarding to few things. I was reading Qasar and was in doubt if I was correct or not. There were many thoughts going on in my mind at that time. Will it affect...

Women’s dress in prayer

Assalamu alaikum, in Pakistan women wear traditional shalwar kameez. It consists of a knee length shirt with baggy trousers. I used to wear it covering my feet with socks and head and upper body with a scarf. I have heard from an imam that that is not sufficient and...

Blood sign on cloth found after prayer

Mufti Sahab Assalamoalaikum, Sir my question is I was made imam of zohar prayer by the muqtadi in a Masjid. After prayer when I reached home I found blood spot on my cloth (like a small grain) which came out of a minor wound on my leg. Should I repeat my prayer and...

Confusion about poor recitation and Fatwaa 1048

Peace be with you, Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude for your answer to my previous question as praying has become much easier for me. But still, there are some uncertainties I hope you could clarify with regards to the extent of tolerance for errors of...

Wearing clothes in an unusual manner in Salah

Asalamualaikum I believe I read it was considered makruh tahriman to wear clothes in an odd manner in salah. Personally, I did what I did to cover my awrah of my arms. But because of how strangely it was worn, it was difficult for me to properly put my hands under my...

Namaz in darkness

Can we offer Salat in darkness? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Yes, if it does not affect your concentration, you may pray in darkness. If it causes you to lose concentration, it will be Makruh to pray in darkness. And Allaah Ta'aala knows...

Dry aging meat

Question السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Is dry ageing meat permissible     Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Dry-aged beef is beef that has been hung or placed on a rack to...

Are Vanilla Extract and Soy Sauce Halal?

Question: I would like to ask whether Vanilla Extract is halal because I read that the vanilla pods are soaked in alcohol. Also a lot of cakes and biscuits have Natural Vanilla flavour written on the packs these days. Would you say this vanilla flavour is halal...

Allah has ordained five daily Salah

I remember coming across a Hadith a couple of years ago which says something like Allah has made five Salahs obligatory and those who miss it will be punished but Allah will forgive if He so wills. Could you kindly locate the Hadith?