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Step-by-Step Ablution (Wudu) Guide

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The Prophet ﷺ said: “A Muslim does not perform ablution (wuḍūʾ) and perfect it, and offer prayer, except that he will be forgiven (for his sins) during the period from one prayer to the next.” [Bukhari] Perfecting the...

Reading Intimate novels

Question  Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu Is reading novels in which the author included text about intimacy between people, sinful? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In...

Wedding night

Question Asalamualaikum the ibadah and Sunnah way to spend the first night with one’s wife? A simple explanation to that would help. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. The first night...

The masnun method of shaking someone’s hand

I was told that there exists a Hadith wherein mention is made that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to give a firm handshake whilst making Musafahah (i.e. shaking hands) [meaning to give it a wedge moving it up and down, as is normally observed in our daily interactions]. Would you be so kind as to please provide the reference?

Severing family ties with ones divorced parents family

Q. My mother who is divorced is not happy with me meeting my father’s sisters and his other relatives. At first she refused to let me meet them, then she left the decision on me. I know she won’t be too happy if I meet them. In this case, am I supposed to maintain my...

Severity of Regularly Missing Salaah

Q: Assalamu Alaykum   1. Are there any narrations which mention the severity or sin of regularly missing the beginning of Salah with Jamat, i.e. missing the first takbeer and/or rakats? 2. Would there be any valid reasons or excuses in Shariah for habitually missing...

Making dua in the cemetery.

Q. I have been taught from small that when we go to the cemetery we should not raise our hands in dua, but have them at our sides. Could you kindly provide evidence giving its shar’e ruling as people have started to question this act. A. The act of raising one’s hands...