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Zakat on purchased land?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Is there zakkat on a puchased piese of land (plot) Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, There is no zakat on land or property acquired for personal ownership--even if one has in mind that one may sell it later. There is, however,...

Brushing One’s Teeth & Using the Siwak (Tooth stick)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani A Neglected Sunna: Brushing One's Teeth and Using the Siwak (Tooth stick) Answer: In the name of Allah, the inspirer of truth. The sunna of siwak is to brush one’s teeth, as the fuqaha mention. The optimal way for this is to use a...

Latecomer questions, giving salams by mistake 

Answered by Shaykh Sohail Hanif, SunniPath Academy Teacher I joined the Imam in zuhr prayer late and missed the first rak'ah. I prayed the three rak'ah's with jamaat, but I did the first salaam with Imam and then realised that I had missed my first rakah. I got up to...

Prayer Beads

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani What is the hanafi position on the tasbih. should we do it on our fingers or on the beads? Answer: Walaikum assalam, The tasbih is a means to do dhikr. One should do dhikr in the way that is most conducive to actually doing dhikr, and...

Do I  Have to Wash Inside My Eyes?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani I came across a mas'ala in Taleemul Haq which mentions that the inside of the eyes MUST be washed as well at the time of wudu... what's up with that? if a person is wearing contact lenses, does the person have to remove them? Answer:...

Wearing underwear in ihram for Hajj

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Just wanted to know something related to ihram. A relative of mine says one can wear a piece of cloth as underwear under ihram. Is this allowed or is underwear strictly forbidden? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most...

RE: I used to steal, even from orphans 

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani I have question about stuff I did when I was a teenager. btw the age of 10 and 14 I shoplifted alot and would steal money from people's purses. I must have been sick or something. I did not smoke or drink or take drugs. I would spend...

Recitation, Following Any Opinion You Want, & More 

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Faraz Rabbani wrote: The opening takbir, like other recitation and invocations, has to be loud enough for one to have heard it had there been no surrounding noises.1]What about the pronunciation? I mean when reciting inaudibly, does...

Takbirs, Recitation, and Followers

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani When I'm praying behind an imam and the imam says the takbir(s), including the first one to enter the prayer, I usually repeat them to myself quietly (i.e.. loud enough for myself to hear)--is this o.k.? .... Answer: Walaikum...

Praying in Congregation with Family Members

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel I want to find out whether I can lead a jamaat at home consisting of myself (Male) and my mother and sisters??? Answer: Yes, it is permissible to lead the jamaat at home with your family members. If people cannot make it to a masjid...