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Recreation is Not Sin  

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Could you elaborate on the rulings for physical activities and sports in the Hanafi madhab (e.g. running for physical health, basketball with friends, etc.)? Does one’s intention have an influence on the ruling? [is it acceptable to read fictional novels as a hobby or to pass time,] Answer: Assalamu alaikum,… read more »

What is the Hanafi Asr Time?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani You know when you say you need to follow one madhab in a unitary act of worship. Does this mean a hanafi Muslim has to pray his Asr salaat at the hanafi time (1 and 1/2 or 2 shadow lengths) and not before? If he prays, say at the Sha’fi… read more »

Circumcision for Converts

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher Can you explain the ruling regarding circumcision in the Shafii madhab? Is it wajib or even fardh? And does a new convert gets circumcised according to Shafii madhab? I am asking for a brother who recently accepted Islam and follows the Shafii madhab and wants to know… read more »

Re: Seclusion

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Answered by Sidi Omar Mahmood   If one is praying in a room alone and during the prayer and a non-mahram enters the room, should we continue to pray? 2. Is being in an elevator with a non-mahram permissible? More generally, what are the rules regarding seclusion with non-mahram? Answer: as salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah,… read more »

Salam Behind Imam

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher In the Shafi’i madhab, when praying behind an imam should we start saying our closing salams after the imam has said his first salam, or wait until he has finished both his salams before we start saying ours? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and… read more »

Is it haram to speak in other than Arabic?

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad I heard that in the Shafii madhab it is haram for Muslims who know Arabic to speak in any language other than Arabic when they are amongst each other. Is this correct? And does this apply to someone who may not know much Arabic but is fluent in the colloquial… read more »