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Ibn Abidin

Are Tampons Permissible to use before Marriage?

Are tampons permissible to use before marriage? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Menstrual blood is considered impure (najis), thus it is important that a woman makes sure her body and cloths remain free from impurities, as purity...

Are Shi’as cosidered Muslims?

Are Shi’as considered Muslims? And can we pray behind them? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, According to the classical and the majority of contemporary Sunni scholars, there are two types of Shi’as: a) Those that hold beliefs which...

Does a Cervical Smear Test invalidate One’s Fast?

Does a cervical smear test invalidate one’s fast? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The general principle in the Hanafi School of Sunni Islamic law (based on the Qur’an and Sunna) is that inserting medicine, water or anything else into...

Husband Supporting Family with Haram Money

If a husband says his only way of supporting the family is by dealing with interest-based work, what should the wife do? Is it ok for her to accept this money as her dowry? The husband is actually helping people LOWER their interest rate on their houses, is this...

Calling the Adhan Inside the Mosque Prayer Hall

We have a small Mosque that does not have a dome or Minaret. We wanted to know if it is permitted to give the Adhan inside the main prayer hall. Some people are saying it is not allowed to give the Adhan from inside of the Mosque, is this true? ANSWER In the name of...

Is it Permitted to give the Adhan Collectively?

I recently visited Damascus. It was quite strange for me to see three Mu’adhins giving the Adhan together in the great Umayyad Mosque. Is this practice correct according to the Hanafi School? What do the major Deobandi Hanafi scholars say about this? ANSWER In the...