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Exchanging Gifts On Aashura

Question:Is it permissible to give gifts to friends and family for ashura and make it a custom? Answer: The Arabic words عياله  and أهله (dependants) are used in the Hadith which encourages spending on one’s dependants/family on the day of Aashura (10th...

Muharram Innovations

Question:In my country, in Muharram many people cut their bodies and go to Karbalah to drink milk. They said it is not Bid’a and that they are getting reward. So which Hadeeth to prove them is Haraam and they are doing sin? Answer: The practices of drinking and the...

Mawlid

Question:Is the gathering of moulood permissible in itself? In other words, can we have a moulood without any evils attached? Some day moulood is bidah. other says moulood bidah bcoz of evils which means moulood permissible on its own. please guide...

Reciting 70 000 First Kalimah For The Deceased

Question:Is it an innovation to recite 70 000 kalimah tayyibah for the deceased for protection from the punishment of the grave?  Answer: It is not an innovation to recite 70,000 first Kalimah for the deceased for protection from the punishment of the grave as...

Dua After Fardh Salaah

Question:Please explain the masnoon method of how the Du’aa should be made with the IMAAM and Muqtadis after the Fard Salaah. Answer: The ideal method of Du’aa after congregational Salaah is that the Imaam, as well as the Muqtadees (followers) should make Du’aa’...

Eating At A Table

Question:I would like to know if it is sunnat muakkidah or mustahab to sit and eat on the floor ?And if a person gets invited occasionally to such places where meals will be served on the table , should a person accept or decline such an invitation ?  Answer: It...

Exchanging rings and watches etc

As salaamu Alaykum Kindly advise, what is the ruling of a bride and groom exchanging rings and watches at the time of Nikaah. Is it permissible/advisable to give a ring to the groom? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, The exchanging of gifts in...

Fasting on 15th Shaabaan

Salam, What is the ruling of fasting on 15th Shaabaan? Is it Sunnah to fast on the 15th of Shaabaan? Or is it a Bidah? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Since the narration in which the fasting of the fifteenth of Shabaan is extremely weak, the...

Making Qunūt Due to a Calamity (Hanbali Fiqh)

Q: Is it permissible for the Imām to make qunūt in obligatory prayers due to a calamity?A: Making qunūt in prayers other than witr is disliked. It is considered an innovation. However, if you are led in prayer by someone who makes qunūt in Fajr or due to a calamity,...