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Cure for Evil Eye

Cure for Evil Eye In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer The evil eye is where an individual targets a person to be hurt by an evil eye.  Victims of the evil eye become ill and become deficient in some way. Imam Ibn Qayim (RA) has written...

Concept of Divorce

  In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful   Concept of Divorce Answer   Nikah (marriage) is an instinctive need of a man and woman, and a means for the preservation of mankind. Moreover, nikah is a desired act and its lifelong fulfilment and...

Combining two prayers

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.   Answer   It is the consensus of the four schools of thought that to combine two prayers without any reason is impermissible. However, Imam Shafee (RA) and Imam Malik (RA) are of the view that traveling...

Can men braid their hair or put it in a ponytail

  Assalamu alaykum just wondering what the ruling is if you have long hair and it gets in the way while working etc. is it permissible to use an elastic band or bobble and tie it back into a pony so it doesnt get in the way? also whats the ruling on a man praying with...

Buying a building in excess of its original price

We have a mosque for our community on monthly rent basis. We live in a pure christian society and neighbourhood .We are looking for halal way of financing if there is any? Secondly is it allowed in Islam to get a lease to own option? For example the mosque origanlly...

Are we allowed to shave during fasting?

Are we allowed to shave during fasting? Before answering the question it should be borne in mind that keeping a beard is a symbol of a Muslim. The Holy Prophet (Saw) has said: “Oppose the Mushrikeens (poytheists), lengthen your beards and cut your moustache.” (Bukhari...

Are snicker minis halal

 Are snicker minis halal ?  In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer The answer to your question depends on whether there is animal rennet in the chocolate or not. Cheese made from milk contains an ingredient called infaha in Arabic and...

Allah is free from space and time

Allah (SWA) is free from space and time In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.   Answer It is the belief of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah that Allah (SWA) is free from any fixed abode and pure from any direction, nor is he confined to a boundary...

Accidently missing the Maghrib Salah

I was working during the day and I had come home after praying asr. I was waiting for a phone call but I fell asleep and it was maghrib time when I woke up so I broke my fast then and went back to sleep thinking I had enough time to pray the next thing I know I was...