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What is the definition of an Alim?

what is the definition of Alim??? Answer: Ref. No. 41/1034 In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful The answer to your question is as follows: 'Alim' means a person who has deep and comprehensive Islamic knowledge. In our time, the one who completed...

Wages for Alims and Imams.

Q. My question is regarding Ulema’s hadya (in the West the muslims say wages of imam/alim)? The imams here get paid on average between £150-£175 and from £200-£250 maximum. One of the major reasons is that they can get benefits from the government, so why should we...

Using the Masjid as a residence.

Q. What is ruling of the Sharia’ regarding using the Masjid/Musallah as a residence for a short or a long time? What is the ruling about somebody coming from overseas for the cause of Islam (for instance a Jamaat or an a’lim coming over to teach the deen) and staying...

Is Safiya Rahman for baby girl name correct?

I would like to know whether name Safiya Rahman which I named my daughter after consulting with some Mufti from my local Islamic Madrasa on 7th day after born is correct or not? Same day I did aqiqah as well. If the name is correct then it’s okay, else guide me what...