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Is contraception permissible in Islam?

Question: Is contraception permissible? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.  Contraception can be divided into two categories: 1)     Irreversible (or permanent)...

The Fiqh of Mistakes in Qira’ah

Summary Errors in the harakāt (diacritics) will not render the salāh invalid no matter how severe the mistake.  A mistake made in the letter of a word  which alters the meaning to a corrupt meaning will invalidate the salāh.  Faults in the recitation of...

Is tasawwuf a bid’ah?

The thought that tasawwuf is bi’dah could be due to several reasons. It is possible that some people conduct certain practices against shari’ah in the name of tasawwuf that are obviously wrong. If your father believes that tasawwuf is bidah due to this reason, then he...

Practising on Sunnah when people abandon it

Regarding the Hadith, “Whoever revives a Sunnah at the time of corruption of my Ummah, will get the reward of a hundred martyrs.” Does this reward apply to general Sunnahs as well, e.g. by applying surma to the eyes before sleeping, or by reading the masnun du’a before wudu? Please elaborate.

Stepfather as a mahram.

Q. If a woman marries for a second time, can the husband be a Mahram for the children from the first marriage, ie. would the daughters from the first marriage be allowed to go for umrah with the step dad? A. As long as there is no fear of Fitna (corruption), the...

Importance of being humble.

Q. What is the meaning and the importance of being humble? I would like to know everything about humbleness including Quranic Ayaats and ahadith that goes with it plus explanations. A. Humbleness is the opposite of pride. It is the ultimate form of respect towards...